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"ARTIST’S RECEPTIONWheeler Galleries will host a reception for regional artist Randy Van Beek on Nov. 6, 6-9 p.m. at the gallery, 120 Second St., Langley. Guests will meet Van Beek and see his latest original oil paintings and print releases, which include historic paintings of Langley, Coupeville, Mukilteo and Whidbey Island, as well as his traditional Northwest scenes of the San Juan Island and North Cascades.Van Beek has received publishing awards from the National Geographic Society and the Smithsonian Institute. For more information call 221-6747.NEW METROPOLITAN SWINGThe Dog house hosts Rich Rorex and Dave Willis on guitar and bassist Greg Barnes playing New Metropolitan Swing and other great music, from classic rock to jazz, tonight, Nov. 6. Music starts at about 8:30 p.m.; cover is $5.DEREK PARROTT CONCERT South Whidbey’s singer-songwriter Derek Parrott appears in concert tonight, Nov. 6, 8 p.m., at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in a release party for his special new CD, “Open Up,” recorded in London in the 1970s, and remastered 20 years later by Steve Trembley of Whidbey Island. Parrott will perform the music and songs from the CD and tell stories of the years when it was recorded. Featured on the album is the London Symphony Orchestra and some of the top session musicians of the time.Tickets are $10 all seats; call 221-8268.CAPOEIRA ANGOLA EVENTMestre Jurandir of the International Capoeira Angola Foundation will lead a movement and music workshop at Momentum Health Club in Ken’s Korner Mall on Sunday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.Participants will learn the history, the movement and the music of the African-Brazilian art form. Cost is $10; a parent and child together is $15. Call 341-1956 for more information. FOOTBALL AND BRUNCH AT AMERICAN LEGIONWatch Monday Night Football on the big screen at the American Legion Hall in Bayview and enjoy a light meal for just $2.The legion also hosts a Sunday morning buffet for the public: $6 adults; seniors 60-plus $5; and kids for $3.50Both events are ongoing benefits to help the Legion several children’s projects along with the annual poppy fund raiser for veterans. SCRIPTS AVAILABLEScripts are available now at the Langley Liquor Store for Island Theatre’s production of “Glengarry Glen Ross,” a play by David Mamet, directed by Richard Evans. There are parts for seven men.Auditions will be in early December, with play dates April 7-9 and 14-16 at WICA. MARTHA FUREY ON STAGEMartha Furey will present her one-woman play “La Flor de Mexico/Frida Kahlo” on Nov. 12-14 at Bayview Studio, accompanied by an exhibit of Furey’s own art work, much of it done on her recent visit to Ireland.La Flor de Mexico was first performed in Langley four years ago and recently toured across Ireland, ending up in the Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Festival in Scotland, where it received a rave review. Furey portrays painter Frida Kahlo, who was injured in a trolley accident at 18. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the exhibit; the play begins at 8 p.m. Tickets, $8 at the door (exhibit free). For more information call 221-2357. TIMOTHY HULL CD RELEASE PARTYTimothy Hull will release his new CD Brambleland with a party at the Dog House in Langley on Nov. 13, beginning at 9 p.m. Hull will be joined by his friends Dana Lyons (of Cows With Guns” fame) and local musicians Tom Hoeflich, David Malony, Derek Parrott and Kathy Dean. This is Hull’s second full length CD and contains 13 new songs. Hull will also appear Nov. 18 at the Thomas Berry Hall at The Whidbey Institute, together with island favorite Charlie Murphy.NEW CLARINET CHOIRA new Clarinet Choir has been formed and has begun rehearsals on Wednesdays, 7 p.m. in Clinton.Both youth and adults are invited to join the fun of a unique musical experience. For information call Avi, 341-4490.WRITERS CAN VOLUNTEERWriters who are interested in the next Whidbey Island Writers’ Conference can volunteer and receive tuition discounts.For more information, call Marti Animosa at 579-1872 or visit the conference website at "

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