Week of July 16, 2017

Sunday, July 16 33 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day The soundtrack of summer 
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • 7:30pm Sandcastle 
    Bellingham TheatreWorks presents world premiere performances of Bellingham-based playwright Teague Parker's Sandcastle at 7:30pm Friday through Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The dark comedy from the award-winning WWU graduate focuses on a married couple who decide to break up—the only problem is, they're stranded on a desert island when they come to this conclusion. Tickets are $15.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center, :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • 7:00pm The Drowsy Chaperone 
    Celebrated Bellingham High School director Teri Grimes teams up with choreographer Tabetha Clark, musical director Steve Barnes, and BAAY Pro students ages 14-17 for performances of The Drowsy Chaperone starting this week at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 5pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets to see the "meta-musical about musicals" are $12; a roaring ’20s "Almost" Dinner Theater fundraiser prior to Sunday's show is $30. Additional performances happen July 21-23.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • 10:00am NW Art Beat Open Studio Tour 
    Skagit Artists Together will host its 14th annual "NW Art Beat" Open Studio Tour from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday at locales in or near Alger, Anacortes, Bow, Burlington, Conway, La Conner, Mount Vernon, and Sedro-Woolley. The free, self-guided tour will feature 27 different artists and their creations—from oil to acrylic, watercolor paintings, pastels, collage, jewelry, ceramic art, woodwork, glass art, functional art, fiber art, 2D and 3D collage and photography, transfer photography, sculptures, and mixed media. Demos, talks with the artists and more will be part of the fun.
    Skagit County Fairgrounds :: http://www.nwartbeat.com
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 10:00am Blast of Birds Quilt Show 
    More than 250 quilts, demos, bed turning, vendors and more will be part of the Woolley Fiber Quilter's annual show and sale, "Blast of Birds," from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday in Sedro-Woolley at Cascade Middle School, 905 McGarigle Rd. Admission will be $3.
  • 10:00am Lavender Festival 
    Attend the 16th annual San Juan Island Lavender Festival from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Friday Harbor's Pelindaba Lavender Farm, 33 Hawthorne Lane. Tours, workshops and demos, lavender crafts, u-pick lavender, activities for kids, music, food, art and much more will be part of the festivities. Entry is free.
    Pelindaba Lavender Farm :: http://www.pelindabalavender.com
  • 12:00pm Farm to Glass Distillery Tours 
    Attend Farm to Glass Distillery Tour at 12pm or 2pm Saturday and Sunday at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Attendees can learn about agricultural practices, cider-making and the distillation process. Entry is $10 and includes samples and a private tasting. Please make reservations in advance.
    BelleWood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Rabbit Ride 
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bicycle, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
    Fairhaven Bicycle :: http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Sedro Breakfast 
    Eggs to order, omelets, biscuits and gravy, pancakes and more can be had a monthly Community Breakfast happening from 8-11am at Sedro-Woolley's American Legion Post #43, 701 Murdock St. Entry is $5-$7.
    American Legion Post #43 :: http://www.sedro-woolley.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Rabbit Ride 
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bicycle, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
    Fairhaven Bicycle :: http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
  • 1:00pm - 7:00pm Skagit City School Picnic 
    Celebrate the completion of the rehabilitation of the Skagit City School at a picnic taking place from 1-4pm at the historic school's locale on Fir Island in Mount Vernon at 17508 Moore Rd. Tickets are $5-$20 and include a meal catered by Kelley's BBQ.
    Skagit City School :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Skulls and Skins 
    Touch and learn about tortoise shells, wolf skins, deer antlers and more at the annual "Skulls and Skins" event from 1-4pm at Ferndale's Tennant Lake. The free event is being put on by the Friends of Tennant Lake and Hovander Park and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Interpretive Center will be open, as will the tower and boardwalk at Tennant Lake, so dress for the weather and plan for an afternoon adventure.
    Tennant Lake Interpretive Center :: http://www.fotlhp.org
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm La Conner Live! 
    As part of a summer-long "La Conner Live!" concert series, Blues Playground will perform from 1-4pm at the town's Gilkey Square. Entry is free. The series continues Sundays through Labor Day.
    Gilkey Square :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Junk Has Soul 
    Kids can join sculptor and educator Thor Myhre for a "Tinker with Thor: Junk Has Soul" workshop from 1-3pm at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. Entry is $10; please register online.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Fiddlin' Fox Summer Concert Series 
    Fiddlin' Fox's summer concert series continues today with Cajun tunes by Swamp Soul from 2-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. The free, all-ages gatherings feature live dance music from around the world, dance instruction and more. Additional events happen Sundays through July.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: (360) 752-1845
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Way North Comedy Showcase 
    Headliner Mary Lou Gamba will be joined by Alex McKay, Reid Clark, and Eveylyn Jensen at the monthly Way North Comedy Showcase from 7-9pm in Mount Vernon at Farmstrong Brewing Co., 110 Stewart Rd. The event will also include an open mic featuring even more local standup comedians. Entry to the 18-and-over event is free.
    Farmstrong Brewing Co. :: http://www.farmstrongbrewing.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Bellingham Festival of Music 
    The Bellingham Festival of Music concludes with concerts featuring works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Respighi at 7:30pm Saturday, and an "All Bernstein Evening" Fri., July 21 at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Tickets prices vary.
    Performing Arts Center :: http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
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Monday, July 17 22 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day The soundtrack of summer 
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 10:00am Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • 10:00am - 2:30pm Beauty Lou and the Country Beast Camp 
    Area youth can join pros from the Missoula Children's for a Beauty Lou and the Country Beast theater camp from 10am-2:30pm Monday through Friday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. At 3pm and 7pm Sat., July 22, audiences can see the show. Cost is $185 for the camp, or $170 kids sign up for more than one. An additional camp happens July 31-Aug. 4 for The Tortoise Vs. the Hare.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm Kids Can Cook 
    Youth ages 7 to 13 can sign up for "Kids Can Cook: Garden Party" from 12-2pm Monday and Thursday at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. The first class includes fancy tea sandwiches highlighting local goat cheese, herbs, and veggies; fruit jam tart cookies; cold berry and melon soup; and fizzy herbal iced tea. In the second class the menu will be asparagus and tomato mini frittatas, lavender and rose shortbread cookies, and Northwest berry bounty parfaits with a classic vanilla pastry cream. Entry is $59.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm Lit Camp 
    Young readers and writers from ages 8 to 11 can sign up for "Lit Camp" from 1-5pm Monday through Friday at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Each day of the week has a specific beloved book as its focus and all of that day’s activities will be inspired by its respective book. Registration closes Sat., July 15.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Ice Cream Class 
    Adults 21 and over can sign up for a free "Ice Cream" class with Cindy McKinney from 6:30-8pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Jack Daniel's spiked bourbon/maple/bacon ice cream, strawberry chevre ice cream, and blackberry sorbet will be on the menu. In addition, participants will also make a couple of quick toppings. Please register in advance.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Rocks and Gems 
    Visitors are welcome at the monthly Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club meeting at 7pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Center, 2214 Electric Ave. Club members will be bringing in rocks from unusual rock formations and carved rocks from their collections. There will also be a silent auction of rocks and rock literature, door prizes, refreshments, and a brief business meeting. Entry is free.
    Bloedel Donovan Community Center :: http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:45pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.poetrynight.org
  • 9:30pm - 11:00pm Guffawingham 
    A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9:30pm every Monday at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. Each week, the event features approximately 20 standup comedians who each do a four-minute set.
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Tuesday, July 18 18 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day The soundtrack of summer 
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 11:00am - 9:00pm Teens Can Cook, Calypso Kitchen 
    Youth ages 13-18 can sign up for a "Teens Can Cook: Power Breakfast" class with Jean Layton, ND, from 11am-1pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. From 6:30-9pm, enjoy a Caribbean feast when Sarah Chan leads a "Calypso Kitchen Summer Feast" course. Entry to the first event is $35; entry to the second is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm BIFT 
    Four Upfront Theatre improvisors will present two sets of short-form improv comedy games at Beer + Improv + Food Truck (BIFT) shows at 6pm every Tuesday through Aug. 29 at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Tickets to the interactive, family-friendly performances are $5 (free for those 12 and under).
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Sunset History Cruise 
    Whatcom Museum continues its "Sunset History Cruise" season at 6pm at San Juan Cruises' slip at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Historians Brian Griffin and Doug Starcher will take turns leading the popular Bellingham Bay excursions aboard the Victoria Star—which, in addition to offering stunning scenery, includes stories about the region's fascinating history. Tickets are $30-$35; additional cruises happen every Tuesday through Aug. 29.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm All-Paces Run 
    Staff and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes—by the water or through the woods. Entry is free.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterwards.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Books on Tap 
    Deming Library staff Erin Suda and Katrina Carabba helm a "Books on Tap" gathering from 7-8:30pm at the town's Josh VanderYacht Memorial Park, 4106 Valley Hwy. This month's topic of discussion will be Timothy Egan's The Big Burn.
    Josh VanderYacht Memorial Park :: (360) 592-2422
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Wednesday, July 19 21 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day The soundtrack of summer 
  • 2:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 12:00pm Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Chamber Music Concert 
    Attend a free Chamber Music Concert by members of the Bellingham Festival of Music Orchestra at 12pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Comprised of outstanding musicians from major symphonies throughout North America, the festival's mission is to make exceptional classical music accessible to everyone in our community.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm Wednesday Farmers Market 
    The Wednesday Farmers Market takes place from 12-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. More than 25 vendors will offer fresh local produce, crafts, tasty treats and more weekly through September.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market 
    Produce, crafts and more can be procured at the Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market from 3-7pm at Hammer Heritage Square, 118 Ferry St. The market continues Wednesdays through September.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: http://www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Downtown Sounds 
    Polecat and Hot Damn Scandal continue Downtown Bellingham Partnership's annual "Downtown Sounds" free summer concert series from 6-9pm on the 1300 block of Bay Street and Prospect St. In addition to the dance-worthy tunes, there will be local food vendors, a 21-and-over beverage garden and more. Additional concerts happen July 26 (Swatkins & the Positive Agenda, Snug Harbor) and Aug. 2 (Naughty Professor, Deadly D).
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Group Run 
    All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free and no registration is required.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Jazz Underground 
    Seattle-based Jazz Underground will perform as a part of the Port of Anacortes' Summer Concert Series from 6-8pm at Seafarers Park, 601 Seafarers Way. Entry to the family-friendly concert is free.
    Seafarers Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Brewers Cruise 
    Tonight's "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" will feature liquid fare from Boundary Bay Brewery, North Sound Brewery, and Airways Brewing starting at 6:30pm at San Juan Cruises' dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $39; additional cruises happen Wednesdays through Sept. 13.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whales.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Creekside Open Mic 
    Sign up to read your poetry and prose or play music—or simply listen in—at a Creekside Open Mic starting at 6:30pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. Entry to the monthly event is free.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Intro to Improv 
    Attend a free workshop focusing on play, creativity, storytelling and fun at a "Learn to Think on Your Feet" introductory improv class from 7-9pm at Improv Playworks, 1011 Girard St. All levels are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Please register in advance. An additional primer happens Tues., July 25.
    Improv Playworks :: 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Ash Falls 
    Warren Read shares passages from Ash Falls at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Set in a moss-draped, Pacific Northwest mountain town, the tale focuses on a closely connected community both held together and also torn apart by one man’s single act of horrific violence.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Panty Hoes 
    Aruba Sterling and Mahogony Night host a weekly drag queen production, "Panty Hoes," at 9pm at Rumors Cabaret, 1119 Railroad Ave. The duo—who are joined by other talented performers every Wednesday—have been performing for decades, and promise to deliver a great show. Suggested donation is $3; proceeds raised go to various LGBTQ-supported organizations.
    Rumors Cabaret :: http://www.rumorscabaret.com
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Thursday, July 20 24 events
  • 9:41am Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • 2:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 10:00am Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • 7:30pm I and You 
    Lauren Gunderson's "astonishing" drama, I and You, opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The play directed by Sean Walbeck focusses on two teens who form an unexpected connection, and is described as an "ode to youth, life, love and the strange beauty of human connectedness." Tickets are $8-$14; additional performances happen through July 30. Warning: The play contains adult language and situations.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
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  • 12:00pm - 6:00pm Lynden Farmers Market 
    Local farmers and artisans will sell their edible and creative wares at the Lynden Farmers Market from 12-6pm at 324 Front St. Visit the market Thursdays through October 12.
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm Bow Farmers Market 
    Attend the volunteer-run, open-air Bow Farmers Market from 1-6pm every Thursday through Aug. 31 at Samish Bay Cheese, 15115 Bow Hill Rd.
    Samish Bay Cheese :: http://www.bowlittlemarket.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Summer Desserts 
    Register in advance for a free "No Bake Summer Desserts" course from 3-5pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. The demo class is suitable for ages 13 and up (children attending with a parent must also be registered).
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Blues and Brews 
    The Atlantics perform at a "Blues, Brews & BBQ" summer concert series taking place from 5-9pm on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. Additional concerts happen Thursdays through Sept. 14. Entry is $5.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.hotelbellwether.com
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm Ferrari-Carano Wine Dinner 
    Enjoy superb wines and a seasonally inspired menu from Executive Chef Bruno Feldeisen at a Ferrari-Carano Wine Dinner taking place from 5:30-9pm at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry to the multi-course meal is $135; reservations are recommended.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Riverwalk Summer Concert Series 
    As part of the annual Riverwalk Summer Concert Series, Mojo Cannon and the 13th Street Horns perform from 6-8pm at Mount Vernon's Riverwalk Plaza. The events offer a free, family-friendly, fun atmosphere to entertain residents and attract visitors. Additional concerts happen Thursdays through Aug. 31.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Elizabeth Park Concert Series 
    Heroes, a local cover band, will perform from 6-8pm at the Columbia neighborhood's Elizabeth Park. The free summer concert series features live music every Thursday through Aug. 17.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Concerts in the Columbia 
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Beer Tasting Class 
    Join Coco Ryan for a "Beer Tasting 101: IPAs" event from 6:30-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Attendees will taste a variety of IPA styles while discussing everything from histories to food pairing options, making it the perfect class for the craft beer beginner to learn more. Entry is $35; a photo ID will be required at class.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm most Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Dances are taught, and mentoring is available. Suggested donation is $5.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Chuckanut Radio Hour 
    Charmaine Craig will read from her autobiographical book Miss Burma as the featured author at tonight's Chuckanut Radio Hour at 7pm at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. In addition to finding out how modern Burma came to be and of the ordinary people swept up in the struggle for self-determination and freedom, the live taping will include performance poet Kevin Murphy, Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes, music and more. Entry is $5.
    Whatcom Community College :: http://www.villagebooks.com
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TODAY 34 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • 3:00pm Pop-Up Beer Garden 
    Recreation Northwest, Stones Throw Brewery, and Outbound will host a Pop-up Beer Garden to support the Fairhaven Park Trail and Wetland Boardwalk Project from 3-9pm in the recently renovated garden "Behind the Bus" of Fairhaven Fish and Chips, 1306 11th St.
  • 12:00pm Mission Folk Music Festival 
    The 30th annual Mission Folk Music Festival takes place from Friday through Sunday at Mission, BC's Fraser River Heritage Park. The festival is renowned for its mix of accessibility and easy-going comfort, affordability and small-town friendliness, shaded day stages and some of the finest folk, world, roots, blues and brilliantly un-categorizable music from across Canada and around the world. Prices vary. See the full lineup online.
    Fraser River Heritage Park :: http://www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 7:00pm Skagit River Shakespeare Festival 
    Shakespeare Northwest continues its 15th annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival this weekend with performances of The Comedy of Errors at 7pm Friday and 4pm Sunday at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. Christopher Marlowe's Edward II shows at 7pm Saturday. Tickets are $10-$13. The two plays will show in repertory at various dates through Aug. 19.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shakesnw.org
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 7:00pm The Drowsy Chaperone 
    Celebrated Bellingham High School director Teri Grimes teams up with choreographer Tabetha Clark, musical director Steve Barnes, and BAAY Pro students ages 14-17 for performances of The Drowsy Chaperone for the final week at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets to see the "meta-musical about musicals" are $12.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • All Day I and You 
    Lauren Gunderson's "astonishing" drama, I and You, opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The play directed by Sean Walbeck focusses on two teens who form an unexpected connection, and is described as an "ode to youth, life, love and the strange beauty of human connectedness." Tickets are $8-$14; additional performances happen through July 30. Warning: The play contains adult language and situations.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 12:00pm North Cascades Vintage Fly-In 
    Attend the 35th annual North Cascades Vintage Fly-In from Friday through Sunday in Concrete. Aircraft competitions, arrivals and departures, a classic car show, food vendors, a beer garden, live music, a fundraising breakfast, museum tours, activities for kids, exhibits and more will be part of the weekend's events. Entry is free.
  • 9:00pm An Improvised Musical 
    Watch epic improvised productions worthy of Broadway when "An Improvised Musical" returns to the stage at 9pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Each night, the ensemble will debut a new musical, including plot, lyrics, music, choreography and, of course, the ensuing hilarity. Tickets are $10-$12 and additional showings of the format show through July 29. Please note that summer hours are in effect, meaning there's only one show on weekend nights.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm Sandcastle 
    Bellingham TheatreWorks presents world premiere performances of Bellingham-based playwright Teague Parker's Sandcastle for the final weekend at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The dark comedy from the award-winning WWU graduate focuses on a married couple who decide to break up—the only problem is, they're stranded on a desert island when they come to this conclusion. Tickets are $15.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • 4:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours every Friday and Saturday through August starting at 4pm at Bellingham Tourism's Downtown Info Center, 1306 Commercial St. Tickets are $20 and include a spirits tasting at Chuckanut Bay Distillery. At 7pm Saturdays, tours happen in historic Fairhaven, with a post-tour cocktail at Archer's Ale House.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 10:16am The soundtrack of summer 
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm Project Homeless Connect 
    People who are homeless in Whatcom County can receive free and confidential services—including dental care, medical exams, vision screening, women's health care, info on veteran benefits, housing assistance and more at the eight annual Project Homeless Connect taking place from 9am-4pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. People seeking services should arrive early, if possible. In addition to receiving free services, meals and personal items will be offered to all guests. If you're interested in volunteering, check out the website listed here to find out how.
    Bellingham High School :: http://www.unitedwaywhatcom.org
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30-11am every Friday in July at Boulevard Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Boulevard Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Community Quilt Project 
    All levels of experience are welcome at a Deming Community Quilt Project gathering from 10am-12pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Quilt squares have been created by community members and pieced by local quilters. This is your opportunity to stitch the finished quilt top with your neighbors. A quilting helper will be available. Another meeting happens Fri., July 28.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Books and Bites 
    Bring along your lunch to a "Books and Bites" discussion focusing on Christina Kline's Orphan Train from 1-2:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Ferndale Farmers Market 
    Vendors will sell a selection of locally grown produce and handmade crafts at the Ferndale Farmers Market from 3-7pm Fridays through mid-October at the city's Centennial Riverwalk Park, 1931 Main St.
    Centennial Riverwalk Park :: http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Food Not Bombs 
    All are welcome to partake of nutritious and delicious vegan meals when Food Not Bombs offers a community meal from 4-6pm every Friday on the corner of Magnolia Street and Cornwall Avenue (alongside the peace vigil). The event—which is dedicated to spreading food, love and nonviolence as an action against war and poverty—is free.
    downtown Bellingham :: http://www.facebook.com/BellinghamFNB
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Family Story Night 
    Pros from the Bellingham Storyteller's Guild will offer up an hour of coaching and an intro to the craft at 6pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. At 7pm, Family Story Night will commence. Entry is free.
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Commercial Street Night Market 
    Numerous artisans, six food vendors, a VITAL climbing wall, pinball, a poem store, salsa dancing performances, yoga and more will be part of the monthly Night Market taking place from 6-10pm on the 1300 block of Bellingham's Commercial Street. Entry is free.
    Commerical Street :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Port of Anacortes Summer Concert Series 
    As part of the Port of Anacortes' free Summer Concert Series, Rivertalk performs from 6-8pm Friday at Seafarers Park, 601 Seafarers Way.
    Seafarers Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Burlington Summer Nights 
    Ranger and the Re-Arrangers perform as part of "Burlington Summer Nights" from 7-9pm at the Burlington Visitors Center Amphitheater, 520 E. Fairhaven Ave. Opening activities take place from 5-7pm, and food vendors will be onsite. Additional concerts happen Fridays through August.
    Burlington Visitors Center Amphitheater :: http://www.burlington-chamber.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Dancing on the Green 
    Learn new dances and enjoy music while the sun sets at "Dancing on the Green" from 7-9:30pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Rumba Northwest will provide salsa music, and local instructors will teach a variety of social dance styles. The free events put on by Bellingham Parks and Rec, Rumba Northwest, and Bellingham Dance Company will continue Fridays through Aug. 18. No partner or experience is necessary.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: 778-7000 or http://www.cob.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Festival of Music Finale 
    "All Bernstein Evening: An Early Celebration of Bernstein's 100th Anniversary" will be the focus of the final Bellingham Festival of Music concert starting at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12-$49.
    Performing Arts Center :: http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
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Saturday, July 22 48 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • 8:43pm Look to the skies 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • All Day Pop-Up Beer Garden 
    Recreation Northwest, Stones Throw Brewery, and Outbound will host a Pop-up Beer Garden to support the Fairhaven Park Trail and Wetland Boardwalk Project from 3-9pm in the recently renovated garden "Behind the Bus" of Fairhaven Fish and Chips, 1306 11th St.
  • All Day Mission Folk Music Festival 
    The 30th annual Mission Folk Music Festival takes place from Friday through Sunday at Mission, BC's Fraser River Heritage Park. The festival is renowned for its mix of accessibility and easy-going comfort, affordability and small-town friendliness, shaded day stages and some of the finest folk, world, roots, blues and brilliantly un-categorizable music from across Canada and around the world. Prices vary. See the full lineup online.
    Fraser River Heritage Park :: http://www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca
  • All Day Skagit River Shakespeare Festival 
    Shakespeare Northwest continues its 15th annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival this weekend with performances of The Comedy of Errors at 7pm Friday and 4pm Sunday at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. Christopher Marlowe's Edward II shows at 7pm Saturday. Tickets are $10-$13. The two plays will show in repertory at various dates through Aug. 19.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shakesnw.org
  • All Day Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 10:00am Birch Bay Sandcastle Competition 
    The annual Birch Bay Sandcastle Competition starts at 10am Saturday at Birch Bay Community Park. At 10am Sunday, there will be a Labyrinth Building Competition. Through the weekend, there will be awards presentations, food trucks, market tents and more. Pre-registration is free; onsite registration is $10.
    Birch Bay Community Park :: ww.birchbaychamber.com
  • All Day The Drowsy Chaperone 
    Celebrated Bellingham High School director Teri Grimes teams up with choreographer Tabetha Clark, musical director Steve Barnes, and BAAY Pro students ages 14-17 for performances of The Drowsy Chaperone for the final week at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets to see the "meta-musical about musicals" are $12.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • All Day I and You 
    Lauren Gunderson's "astonishing" drama, I and You, opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The play directed by Sean Walbeck focusses on two teens who form an unexpected connection, and is described as an "ode to youth, life, love and the strange beauty of human connectedness." Tickets are $8-$14; additional performances happen through July 30. Warning: The play contains adult language and situations.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 12:00pm Farm to Glass Distillery Tours 
    Attend Farm to Glass Distillery Tours at 12pm or 2pm Saturday and Sunday at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Attendees can learn about agricultural practices, cider-making and the distillation process. Entry is $10 and includes samples and a private tasting. Please make reservations in advance.
    BelleWood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • All Day North Cascades Vintage Fly-In 
    Attend the 35th annual North Cascades Vintage Fly-In from Friday through Sunday in Concrete. Aircraft competitions, arrivals and departures, a classic car show, food vendors, a beer garden, live music, a fundraising breakfast, museum tours, activities for kids, exhibits and more will be part of the weekend's events. Entry is free.
  • 9:00pm An Improvised Musical 
    Watch epic improvised productions worthy of Broadway when "An Improvised Musical" returns to the stage at 9pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Each night, the ensemble will debut a new musical, including plot, lyrics, music, choreography and, of course, the ensuing hilarity. Tickets are $10-$12 and additional showings of the format show through July 29. Please note that summer hours are in effect, meaning there's only one show on weekend nights.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm Sandcastle 
    Bellingham TheatreWorks presents world premiere performances of Bellingham-based playwright Teague Parker's Sandcastle for the final weekend at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The dark comedy from the award-winning WWU graduate focuses on a married couple who decide to break up—the only problem is, they're stranded on a desert island when they come to this conclusion. Tickets are $15.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • 4:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours every Friday and Saturday through August starting at 4pm at Bellingham Tourism's Downtown Info Center, 1306 Commercial St. Tickets are $20 and include a spirits tasting at Chuckanut Bay Distillery. At 7pm Saturdays, tours happen in historic Fairhaven, with a post-tour cocktail at Archer's Ale House.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 7:00am - 4:30pm Plant Hike 
    Explore plant communities of both thin rocky soil and lush alpine meadow at a Day Hike/Plant Walk at Grouse Ridge today. Meet at 7am at the southeast corner of the Sunset Square Safeway parking lot to carpool or caravan. Expect rocky ridges, endless flower meadows and views of Mt. Baker, Marmot Ridge, Bastille Ridge, and beyond. Contact Jazmen with questions.
    Grouse Ridge :: navielaine@outlook.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market 
    Garden goods by approximately 60 vendors and more will be part of the Anacortes Farmers Market from 9am-2pm every Saturday through October at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave.
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm Forest Owners Field Day 
    Attend a Forest Owners Field Day family education event from 9am-4pm at Alexander Ross Tree Farm, 3783 Y Rd. Forestry specialists from around the region will be providing classes, demonstrations, tours, and resources on a variety of topics throughout the day for forest owners of all skill levels (from “newbie” to seasoned veteran). There will also be vendor exhibits from forestry agencies, organizations, and equipment dealers that will allow participants to network with professionals and other forest owners. Entry is $40 per person or $50 per couple by July 20, $50-$60 onsite.
    Alexander Ross Tree Farm :: http://www.forestry.wsu.edu
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Mount Vernon Farmers Market 
    The 30th season of the Mount Vernon Farmers Market continues from 9am-2pm Saturdays through mid-October at the city's Riverfront Plaza. A Wednesday Market takes place from 11am-4pm weekly through Sept. 27 at the Skagit Valley Hospital.
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Twin Sisters Farmers Market 
    Affordable, Whatcom County-grown produce can be procured at the Twin Sisters Farmers Market from 9am-3pm at the parking lot at Nugents Corner, and 10am-2pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. The markets continue Saturdays through October.
    North Fork Library, Nugents Corner :: http://www.twinsistersmarket.com
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Fairhaven Steampunk Festival 
    As part of the annual Steampunk Festival happening from 10am-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, a variety of authors will read starting at 1pm at Village Books, 1200 11th. Scribes include Jeffrey Cook (Dawn of Steam Trilogy), Jesikah Sundin (Transitions: Novella Collection and The Biodome Chronicles), and Paulina Ulrich (Flightless Bird series). The free event also features a costume contest, a Tesla Coil demo, musical guests Rogue's End, and vendors from far and wide.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.bellinghamsteampunk.org
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Summer Harvest Day 
    Taste freshly harvested fruits and vegetables, take a guided tour and learn about a dynamic local food system at "Summer Harvest Day" from 10am-5pm at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. Meanwhile, get all of your gardening questions answered, and shop for plants and produce at the farm stand. Entry is free.
    Cloud Mountain Farm Center :: http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The 25th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm every Saturday through December at the Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. Every week, a plethora of produce, crafts, ready-to-eat dining options and more are available.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Lummi Island Saturday Market 
    Produce sales, entertainment, games and more will be part of a Lummi Island Market taking place from 10am-1pm Saturdays through Sept. 2 next to the Islander grocery store, 2106 S. Nugent Rd. (across the street from the ferry terminal).
    Lummi Island :: (360) 758-2815
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Blaine Gardeners Market 
    Homegrown and handmade farm products, baked goods, arts and crafts and more can be found at the Blaine Gardeners Market from 10am-2pm Saturdays through October at the city's H Street Plaza.
    H Street Plaza :: (360) 332-6484
  • 10:30am - 12:30pm Correspondence Club 
    Anyone over 8 years old can show up for the monthly Correspondence Club gathering from 10:30am-12:30pm at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly St. Supplies, materials and instructional guidance will be provided for collage Mail Art, envelopes, postcards and more.
    Mindport Exhibits :: http://www.mindport.org
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm Summer Sampling Party 
    Local farmers and producers will be on hand to share the delights of the season at a Summer Garden Party taking place from 11am-3pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Valley Food Co-op, 202 S. First St. Free samples, demos and discounts will be part of the festivities in the garden center, and at a Summer Sampling Party taking place concurrently at C•Square and the Third Street Cafe—where you can meet the new head chef.
    Skagit Valley Food Co-op :: http://www.skagitfoodcoop.com
  • 12:30pm - 3:00pm Weaving Indra's Net 
    Drop in and help local artist Debra Goldman create a collaborative net from recycled and donated fabric at a "Creating Communities, Weaving Indra's Net" event from 12:30-3pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. The net will be knotted by community members throughout Whatcom County with the end result being a beautiful piece of community generated artwork that will be exhibited to the public.
    Lummi Island Library :: (360) 758-7145
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Field Games Day 
    As part of the City of Ferndale's "Summer of Fun" events, attend a Field Games Day starting at 1pm at VanderYacht Park, 1945 Washington St. The free, family-friendly gathering will feature sack races, tug-o-war, an egg toss, water balloon fights and a variety of other games. Upcoming events include Music in the Park (Aug. 12), Storytellers in the Park (Aug. 23), and "Last Bite of Summer" (Sept. 1).
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Curator Talk and Clayton James Celebration 
    Attend a curator talk and a celebration of the life of area artist Clayton James (1918-2016) from 1-3pm at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. While you're there, peruse art and photographs from the iconic artists' personal collection. Entry is free.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Artifacts of time and place 
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Nooksack River Walk 
    Learn about salmon, discover native plants and find bugs at the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association's Nooksack River Walk starting at 3pm in Glacier at the Horseshoe Bend Trailhead. The free, all-ages educational excursions will be led by Nooksack River Steward volunteers Saturdays through Sept. 23.
    Horseshoe Bend Trailhead :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 3:00pm - 9:00pm Beauty Lou and the Country Beast 
    Watch area youth share the stage with pros from the Missoula Children's Theatre at performances of Beauty Lou and the Country Beast at 3pm and 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $6-$10.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 5:00pm - 10:00pm Taste of Walla Walla Dinner Cruise 
    A "Taste of Walla Walla" Dinner Cruise takes place from 5-10pm from 5-10pm leaving from Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes (attendees will be picked up at Hellam's Vineyard in La Conner). Winery reps will be in attendance on the scenic cruise through the San Juan Islands. Entry is $145 and includes wine, dinner, appetizers and dessert.
    Cap Sante Marina :: http://www.hellamsvineyard.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Wine and Paint 
    A "Wine Lovers Paint Night" takes place from 6:30-8:30pm at Stoneycreek Glassware, 4833 Guide Meridian. Michelle Dooley of Artist by the Bay will lead a step-by-step process to create a wine bottle masterpiece. Entry is $30 (includes painting supplies and a canvas). Wine and beer will be available for purchase.
    Stoneycreek Glassware :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 6:30pm - 9:30pm Feast & Frolic in the Fields 
    Enjoy a locally sourced meal prepared by Chef Ryan Ross and lively music at a "Long Live Farms: Feast & Frolic in the Field" dinner at 6:30pm at Burlington's Viva Farms, 16470 State Route 20. Viva Farms is a nonprofit farm business incubator that supports aspiring farmers by providing bilingual training in sustainable organic farming, and access to land, infrastructure, equipment, marketing and capital. Entry to the fundraiser is $110.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Larry Hildes Benefit Concert 
    Raise money for Bellingham-based civil rights attorney Larry Hildes' medical fund at a fundraising concert at 7pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Activist, singer and songwriter Anne Feeney will perform as part of her "Summer of Resistance" tour, as will local musician and humorist Gary Canter. Suggested donation is $20.
    Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship :: http://www.buf.org
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