Arts and Entertainment

Concert to benefit Saratoga Woods

Rebecca Riots returns to Whidbey Island Center for the Arts on Camano Avenue in Langley on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. for a concert to benefit the Saratoga Woods purchase and the Whidbey-Camano Land Trust.

This acoustic folk trio from Berkeley, Calif., embodies a gentle, yet powerful energy that blends three distinctive voices into some amazing harmonies. Their music has been described as “fresh radical folk.” The three women who make up the group are all former teachers, and have been touring nationally. The Seattle Folklore Society writes, “Their feminist material and dynamic delivery stopped a large crowd of people dead in their tracks at the Seattle Folklife Festival.”

Public acquisition of the 118-acre Saratoga Woods Preserve was completed on Oct. 12, 2001. The Whidbey-Camano Land Trust was able to close the transaction ahead of schedule, in exchange for an almost $9,000 reduction in the $750,000 sales price, and the property was immediately conveyed to Island County.

Save the Woods on Saratoga raised almost $750,000 through some 400 donations, ranging from $10 to $100,000.

Funds raised over and above this first phase of the Saratoga Woods Preserve acquisition will be used for its restoration and enhancement, to make the site as attractive and inviting to the public as possible.

To reserve tickets, call the WICA Box Office at 360-221-8268 or 800-638-7631.

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