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Valentine's Day: A Special Weekend On Whidbey

Published on January 18, 2019 by ahomeontheharbor

This Valentine's day, make a romantic weekend of it and bring your special someone to Whidbey Island for a heart-filled getaway. The island charm and sense of getaway is sure to work magic into your relationship.

Whidbey Island has some great events planned to make your weekend extra sweet.

 

Red Wine & Chocolate

Whidbey Island Vintners and Distillers Assoc.

Yes, red wine and chocolate!

According to local chatter this is a Must-Do event. Visit four local wineries and two distilleries in this tasting event that takes place over two weekends in February.

Chauffeur your Valentine along the scenic roads of Whidbey Island, on your own timeline, while following the wine map. You'll receive your own souvenir wine glass, taste local wines, and have an opportunity to chat with the winemakers as they explain their unique expression of their craft and what makes their wine or spirit special.

Whidbey Island Wine Trail

Whidbey Island Vintners & Distillers Assoc.

With your wine tasting, indulge in scrumptious bites of chocolate. Past chocolate pairings have included a caramel filled chocolate heart with sea salt and pecans, pinot noir soaked cherries in a flourless chocolate cake, and a bitter dark chocolate from local custom bakers CJ & Y Decadent Desserts and a milk chocolate infused with Bunker Rye and boysenberry liqueur – crafted exclusively for the event by local chocolatier Sweet Mona’s.

Be still, my beating heart!

chocolates

Tickets are $25 in advance and, $30 at the door.

February 9th, 10th and 16th, 17th

Purchase your tickets here

http://www.whidbeyislandvintners.org/

If you are looking for a chance to make a big impression on your Valentine, hone your wine tasting skills in just 10 minutes with this quick and easy tutorial:

 

 

 

Coupeville Chocolate Walk

Coupeville Chocolate Walk

A family friendly, chocolate lovers event in Coupeville.

Spend the day in the historic, wharf town of Coupeville.  Enjoy all the shops and the water views while indulging in the Coupeville Chocolate Walk with the whole family.

Coupeville, WA

Courtesy of Coupeville Chamber of Commerce

Start off with a cup of hot chocolate complete with a toppings bar, receive your chocolate walk bag and your map. Your map will guide you through the historic, downtown waterfront district in Coupeville where you will find great restaurants, unique shops, art galleries and find your chocolate treasures! Twenty-one businesses will be ready to greet you with a delicious chocolate treat. Chocolates provided by local chocolatier Sweet Mona's from Langley and Elevated Chocolates from Port Townsend.

hot chocolate

Check-in: 11am - 3:00pm

Chocolate Walk from 11:00am - 5pm

$25 /More info and tickets here.

 

Whidbey Playhouse Presents: A Streetcar Named Desire

Whidbey Playhouse

Courtesy of Whidbey Playhouse

Show Dates: Feb 8-24, 2019

This iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece by Tennessee Williams is an exquisite study of the unraveling of Blanche DuBois, a fading southern belle, born to a once-wealthy family of Mississippi planters. After losing her home and her job as an English teacher, Blanche travels to New Orleans to live with her sister Stella, and her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski.  She is shocked by Stella’s simple existence, her new low-class habits, and most of all, her crude, simple husband, Stanley. Wounded by romantic abuses, loss, and dangerous mistakes, Blanche prefers her world be kept in dim, flattering light. Stanley though has other ideas.  Tired of feeling belittled by Blanche, he looks into her past and discovers the real truth.  As the months go by, Blanche's fragile facade slowly crumbles into madness. Explosive, passionate, and heartrending, A Streetcar Named Desire is modern American theater at its best where every character is an integral part of the play!

Whidbey Playhouse Inc.
Phone: 360.679.2237
Website:http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com/

Whidbey Playhouse

WICA presents: Shakespeare’s Other Women 

Shakespeare's Other Women

Courtesy of WICA

by Scott Kaiser

Presented by Island Shakespeare Festival
Directed by Erin Murray

WICA welcomes ISF to its 2018-2019 Theatre Series with a return of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Scott Kaiser’s Shakespeare’s Other Women. Providing audiences with new perspectives of their favorite Shakespeare femmes - and introducing a few never before seen figures - Island Shakespeare Festival will remount it’s sold out 2018 production.

The story takes place on the night before the first folio is released in 1623, when Shakepeare’s editors John Heminge and Henry Condell discover a box of unused prose -  and the forgotten women of Shakespeare come to life through 36 heart-stopping soliloquies. Queens, wenches, goddesses, and everything in between spill forth into the hearts and minds of all who witness them. These forgotten voices combine to create a fiery unforgettable performance.

February 8 - 23, 2019
Friday and Saturday @ 7:30 / Sunday @ 2:00
Piano Bar opens one hour before each performance

Adults $18 / Senior $15 / Student $12

PURCHASING TICKETS

Click Here for Online Purchases
Via Phone: Please Call the Box Office at
800.638.7631 or 360.221.8268
In Person: Visit the Box Office at
565 Camano Ave, Langley, WA 98260

 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Meet The Author
I love to spend time with my family on Whidbey Island. It is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy nature. In the summer, I look forward to sunset kayak rides and baking pies from freshly picked blackberries. In the winter, I enjoy a toasty fire indoors with a glass of local, red wine and a good book.
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