Week of Sunday, September 30, 2012
(111 events)

Sunday, September 30, 2012 (16 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Whatcom County's 2nd annual Eat Local Month will feature farm-fresh selections at a variety of area restaurants, classes, presentations and much more. A full listing of events can be found at the website listed below. http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    12:00am
  • Bellingham Beer Week: A variety of beer-related events and menu specials will take place during Bellingham Beer Week, which takes place Sept. 21-30 throughout Bellingham. Check out their Facebook page for a full roster of events. http://www.facebooks.com/bellinghambeerweek
    12:00am
  • My Fair Lady: “I Could’ve Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “Get Me to the Church on Time” will be among the classic songs to be heard when the MBT Rep presents showings of the fish-out-of-water tale, My Fair Lady, at 7:30pm Wed.-Thurs., 8pm Fri., 3pm and 8pm Sat., and 3pm Sun. at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $10-$45. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Glorious: Learn more about Florence Foster Jenkins—known as “the worst singer in the world”—when Peter Quilter’s comedy Glorious! shows this weekend at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen through Oct. 7. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Deathtrap: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild continues its run of performances of Ira Levin’s Deathtrap at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sun. at Lynden’s Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings of the comedic thriller happen through Oct. 7. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Pagliacci: Watch the “ultimate backstage drama” when Skagit Opera presents showings of Pagliacci at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The show focuses on the loves and jealousies of a traveling troupe of clowns. Tickets are $15-$59. http://www.mcintyrehall.org or www.skagitopera.org
    7:30pm
  • Northwest Chocolate Festival: Celebrate the art and soul of fine artisan and specialty chocolate at the Northwest Chocolate Festival happening Saturday and Sunday at Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center. Tastings, workshops, demos and much more will be part of the sweet fun. Tickets are $10-$50. http://www.nwchocolate.com
    12:00am
  • Pajama Games Auditions: Men and women ages 17 to 70 can audition for upcoming performances of the classic musical known as the The Pajama Game at 7pm Sunday and Monday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. 647-2561 or http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Bay Marathon: Choose from a full marathon, half marathon or 5K at the annual “Bellingham Bay Marathon” starting at 7:30am at the Lummi Nation School on Blackhawk Way (the 5K and the half marathon begin at the Depot Market Square. Entry is $30-$120. http://www.bellinghambaymarathon.org
    7:30am
  • FAIRHAVEN RIDE: Meet up with folks from Fairhaven Bike & Ski for a weekly race-pace ride at 8am at the Fairhaven Village Green. 733-4433 or http://www.fairhavenbike.com
    8:00am
  • Fall Bridal Show: A fashion show, ballroom dance lessons, food samples, a luncheon buffet and advice and wares from local wedding experts will be part of the Organized Bride Fall Bridal Show from 11:30am-4:30pm at the Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. Entry is $10. http://www.thesimplyorganizedbride.com
    11:30am
  • Russian Photo Exhibit: “Wild East Meets Wild West: Photographs from Nakhodka, Russia” opens today from 12-5pm at the Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. At 2pm, the exhibit’s photojournalist, Georgy Pakin, will talk about Nakhodka’s historic connection to Bellingham and lead a walk-through tour of his photographs. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Crop Hunger Walk: Join community members to help end hunger one step at a time at the annual CROP Hunger Walk starting at 2pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Admission is by donation, and participants are encouraged to fundraise. http://www.cropwalk.org
    2:00pm
  • Banned Books Read-Out: As part of the 30th annual Banned Books Week, attend a “Read-Out” from 2-4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In addition to reading banned books, the event will highlight the benefits of free and open access to information. http://www.villagebooks.com
    2:00pm
  • Chinese Moon Festival: Traditional Chinese singing and dancing performances, lantern-making activities for kids, a silent auction, a bake sale, a raffle and more will be part of today’s Chinese Moon Festival from 2:30-4:30pm at Bloedel Donovan, 2214 Electric Ave. Entry is free. Proceeds help support Mei Hua School’s language and cultural education programs. http://www.meihuaschool.org
    2:30pm
  • The Art of Jazz: The Christopher Woitach Trio kicks off the Jazz Project’s monthly “Art of Jazz” concert season from 4-6:30pm at the Amadeus Project, 1209 Cornwall Ave. Entry is $15. http://www.jazzproject.org
    4:00pm

Monday, October 1, 2012 (3 events)

  • Pajama Games Auditions: Men and women ages 17 to 70 can audition for upcoming performances of the classic musical known as the The Pajama Game at 7pm Sunday and Monday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. 647-2561 or http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Highway 20 Fall Hikes: Washington Trails Association’s Lindsay Leffelman leads a “Highway 20 Fall Hikes” presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free event. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Healthy Fast Food: Registered dietician Lisa Dixon helms a “Simple Cooking: Healthy Fast Food” primer from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Cost is $29. 734-8158
    6:30pm

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 (5 events)

  • Five 542 Fall Hikes: Patrick Kennedy helms a “Five 542 Fall Hikes” primer at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. The overview will include five hikes that are “ripe and ready for exploration” before the heavy snows start falling. Entry is free, and registration is required. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Raw Chocolates: Raw chef Bruce Horowitz leads a “Make Your Own Raw Chocolates” course from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Cost is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Paleo Diet: Learn more about the Paleolithic “Cave Man” Diet at 6:30pm at Mount Vernon’s Skagit Valley Food Co-op. Naturopath Suneil Polly will lead the way. Register in advance for the free course. http://www.skagitfoodcoop.com
    6:30pm
  • The Doula: Dallas-based writer Bridget Boland reads from her work of fiction, The Doula, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Square Dance: Rainbow Squares hosts square dance lessons from 7-9pm Tuesdays at Lynden’s Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. The first two lessons are free. Additional lessons are $5. 733-4487
    7:00pm

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 (8 events)

  • Boat Workshop: RE Sources will host the first of two “Pollution Prevention for Boat Repair Businesses” workshops from 10am-2pm at La Conner’s Lighthouse Building, 539 N. 3rd St. The second happens Oct. 10 in Anacortes. Entry is free, but participants need to register in advance. http://www.re-sources.org
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Music Club: Lyric tenor Ross Hauck will perform at the Bellingham Music Club’s monthly concert at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. Entry is free and open to all. 671-0252
    10:30am
  • Green Drinks: Network with likeminded environmentally aware folks at the monthly Green Drinks gathering from 5-7pm at Chuckanut Builders, 1326 N. State St. Bring your own glass to the free event. http://www.re-sources.org
    5:00pm
  • GROUP RIDE: The Mt. Baker Bike Club hosts a Group Ride starting every Wednesday at 6pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Be prepared to ride for 30 miles at a race/training pace, and regroup at the brewery following the excursion. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    6:00pm
  • Flavors of Home Fundraiser: Help raise funds for the Kulshan Community Land Trust at a “Flavors of Home” dinner at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. The dinner will celebrate locally grown food and wine—not to mention a sustainable community. Entry is $100. http://www.ciaothyme.com or www.kulshanclt.org
    6:00pm
  • Teton Gravity Research: View some of the world’s most remote terrain when Teton Gravity Research presents the snowboarding movies The Dream Factory at 6:30pm and Further at 9pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $13 per film, or $20 for both. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    6:30pm
  • Garden Club Meeting: Wells Nursery’s Roger Ragusa talks about “Conifers for Color in the Landscape” at the Birchwood Garden Club’s monthly meeting at 7pm at the Whatcom Museum’s Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect St. All are welcome. http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Bertolino’s Poetry: Bellingham-based writer James Bertolino reads from his 11th volume of poetry, Every Wound Has a Rhythm, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    7:00pm

Thursday, October 4, 2012 (18 events)

  • Music Box: Bellingham band Falling Upstairs teams up with local actors Wes Davis, Cass Murphy, and Kim Ross to present the latest Music Box offering, Ascent: Descend at 8pm Thurs.-Sat. at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play—which takes place on a plane—shows again Oct. 11-13. Tickets are $5 on opening night, $10 otherwise. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Pumpkin Festival: A children’s hay hunt, a giant hay maze, pumpkins and more will be part of the Lynden Pumpkin Festival happening from 2-7pm Thurs., and 10am-7pm Friday and Saturday at the Fairway Shopping Center, 1750 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.lynden.org
    2:00pm
  • Deathtrap: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild wraps up its run of performances of Ira Levin’s Deathtrap at shows happening 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sun. at Lynden’s Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to the comedic thriller are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Glorious: Learn more about Florence Foster Jenkins—known as “the worst singer in the world”—when Peter Quilter’s comedy Glorious! shows for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Visit a mental institution on the verge of revolt when Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest shows at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat., and 2pm Sun. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18, and additional performances happen through Oct. 14. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Underwater World: As part of a fall Travelogue Series, join local traveler and photojournalist Barb Roy for an “Innerspace Wonders: A Look at the World Underwater” presentation from 7-9pm at the Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00am
  • Protea Ensemble: Experience some lunchtime music when the Protea Ensemble perform baroque, romantic and jazz renditions of the “Bach Suite #3” at 12:30pm at the Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommusuem.org
    12:30pm
  • Bow Little Market: The Bow Little Market takes place from 1-6pm every Thursday through Oct. 6 at the Belfast Feed Store, 6200 N. Green Rd., Burlington. http://www.bowlittlemarket.wordpress.com
    1:00pm
  • Oktoberfest: Show up at 4pm for the cracking of the Firkin keg to kick off an Oktoberfest celebration in the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Live music by the Pickled Herring Band, delicious eats and plenty of ale will be part of the festivities. http://www.bbaybrewery.com
    4:00pm
  • Studio Tour Preview: Wet your appetite for the upcoming Whatcom Artist Studio Tour—which takes place Oct. 6-7 and 13-14—at an opening reception for artists who’ll be participating in the countywide tour from 5-9pm at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    5:00pm
  • Lucia Douglas Opening: Attend an opening reception for photographer James Papp, sculptor Denise M. Synder, and mixed media artist Jasmine Valandani’s exhibit, “Innate,” from 6-8:30pm at the Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th St. The three-person show will be on display through Oct. 27. http://www.luciadouglas.com
    6:00pm
  • Festive Mexican Dishes: Ana Jackson schools participants at a “Festive Mexican Dishes: Mole and Tamales” course from 6-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Cost is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • The Energy of Slaves: Investigative journalist Andrew Nikiforuk talks about ideas from his book, The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The free event is co-sponsored by RE Sources, Sustainable Bellingham, and Transition Whatcom. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Underwater World: As part of a fall Travelogue Series, join local traveler and photojournalist Barb Roy for an “Innerspace Wonders: A Look at the World Underwater” presentation from 7-9pm at the Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • Daddy Squeeze: Dan Newton—otherwise known as “Daddy Squeeze”—will perform with Bellingham’s Lindsay Street at 7:30pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. Suggested donation is $10-$15. http://www.daddysqueeze.com
    7:30pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Friday, October 5, 2012 (21 events)

  • Music Box: Bellingham band Falling Upstairs teams up with local actors Wes Davis, Cass Murphy, and Kim Ross to present the latest Music Box offering, Ascent: Descend at 8pm Thurs.-Sat. at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play—which takes place on a plane—shows again Oct. 11-13. Tickets are $5 on opening night, $10 otherwise. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Pumpkin Festival: A children’s hay hunt, a giant hay maze, pumpkins and more will be part of the Lynden Pumpkin Festival happening from 2-7pm Thurs., and 10am-7pm Friday and Saturday at the Fairway Shopping Center, 1750 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.lynden.org
    2:00pm
  • Deathtrap: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild wraps up its run of performances of Ira Levin’s Deathtrap at shows happening 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sun. at Lynden’s Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to the comedic thriller are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Glorious: Learn more about Florence Foster Jenkins—known as “the worst singer in the world”—when Peter Quilter’s comedy Glorious! shows for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Visit a mental institution on the verge of revolt when Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest shows at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat., and 2pm Sun. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18, and additional performances happen through Oct. 14. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Hellingham: Who is killing the residents of a small town? Find out at the entirely improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” at 8pm and 10pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Hellingham shows continue through October. Tickets are $8-$10. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Bier on the Pier: Choose liquid fare from 30 regional breweries as part of the Anacortes-based Oktoberfest, “Bier on the Pier,” from 5-9pm Friday and 12-6pm Saturday at the Port of Anacortes Warehouse at First and Commercial streets. The event will also feature live music and a variety of food vendors. Tickets are $35-$45 for a weekend pass or $20-$25 per day. http://www.anacortes.org
    5:00pm
  • Treasures and Trinkets: A “Treasures, Trinkets and Trivia” fundraising rummage sale happens from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday at the United Methodist Church, 1326 N. Garden St. 733-7440
    9:00am
  • Horse Expo: Extreme cowboy races, clinics on riding, training and caring for horses, parades, cowboy campries and more will be part of the NW Washington Horse Expo from 11am-9pm Friday, 9am-8pm Saturday, and 9am-6pm Sunday at Lynden’s Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $8-$10. http://www.nwwafair.com
    11:00am
  • The Family Project: Dance and theater combine when Kuntz and Company present “The Family Project” at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The show—which is Pam Kuntz’s twelfth in a series using pro dancers and local community members—explores the stories, experiences and relationships of local families. Tickets are $15 and additional showings happen Oct. 11-14. http://www.kuntzandcompany.org
    7:30pm
  • Wesnip Garage Sale: Attend a fundraising garage sale for WeSNIP from 8am-3pm Fri., 9am-3pm Sat., and 11am-3pm Sun. at Cascade Business Park, 5373 Guide Meridian, suite F3. The event happens again Oct. 13-14. http://www.wesnip.org
    8:00am
  • Quilt Festival: The 15th annual La Conner Quilt Festival takes place from 10am-6pm Fri.-Sat., and 10am-4:30pm Sun. at the town’s Maple Hall and the La Conner Civic Garden Club. A $10 donation includes entrance to both venues and is good for all three days. View juried and judged quilts and fiber art, visit specialty vendors, take part in a silent auction, and attend workshops. http://www.laconnerquilts.com
    10:00am
  • Igniting the Spark: Free admission to galleries, kids activities, special exhibit highlights, an electrical show, unique photo opportunities, raffles and refreshments and more will be part of an “Igniting the SPARK” grand celebration from 11am-9pm Saturday and 11am-6pm Sunday at the SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, 1312 Bay St. The electrical show is $5 (unless you’re dressed like a mad scientist). http://www.sparkmuseum.org
    10:57am
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Healing Through Art: View a group exhibition of plein air paintings at an opening reception for “The Open Air” from 6-7:30pm at the St. Joseph Medical Center cafeteria, 2901 Squalicum Pkwy. The exhibit, which can be viewed through Jan. 13, is the latest in a “Healing Through Art” series. 733-5361
    6:00pm
  • Gallery Walk: Peruse various galleries and businesses at the monthly Gallery Walk from 6-9pm throughout downtown Anacortes. Entry is free. http://www.anacortesart.com
    6:00pm
  • Art Walk: Visit a plethora of galleries and businesses for the monthly Art Walk happening from 6-10pm throughout downtown Bellingham. Pick up a map at participating locations. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Energy Independence Talk: World-renowned energy scientist Dr. Daniel Kammen will lead an “Imagine Local Energy Independence” presentation at 7pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Local nonprofits and renewable energy groups will be present to foster a forward-thinking discussion. Suggested donation is $7 at the door. 733-8307 or http://www.re-sources.org
    7:00pm
  • Newsboys: The Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning band, Newsboys, bring their “God’s Not Dead” tour to Bellingham at 7pm at Christ the King Community Church, 4173 Meridian St. Tickets are $30 general or $75 for VIP tickets. 733-1337 or http://www.itickets.com
    7:00pm
  • Proof in the Poodle: Donna Kelleher shares ideas from her book The Proof is in the Poodle at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book focuses on holistic healing for pets. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Poetic License: In honor of National Banned Books Week, attend a “Poetic License” reading featuring local poets sharing verse exploring the themes of freedom and censorship from 7-9pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The free event is family-friendly. 592-2422
    7:00pm

Saturday, October 6, 2012 (42 events)

  • Music Box: Bellingham band Falling Upstairs teams up with local actors Wes Davis, Cass Murphy, and Kim Ross to present the latest Music Box offering, Ascent: Descend at 8pm Thurs.-Sat. at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play—which takes place on a plane—shows again Oct. 11-13. Tickets are $5 on opening night, $10 otherwise. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Pumpkin Festival: A children’s hay hunt, a giant hay maze, pumpkins and more will be part of the Lynden Pumpkin Festival happening from 2-7pm Thurs., and 10am-7pm Friday and Saturday at the Fairway Shopping Center, 1750 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.lynden.org
    2:00pm
  • Deathtrap: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild wraps up its run of performances of Ira Levin’s Deathtrap at shows happening 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sun. at Lynden’s Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to the comedic thriller are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Glorious: Learn more about Florence Foster Jenkins—known as “the worst singer in the world”—when Peter Quilter’s comedy Glorious! shows for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Visit a mental institution on the verge of revolt when Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest shows at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat., and 2pm Sun. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18, and additional performances happen through Oct. 14. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Hellingham: Who is killing the residents of a small town? Find out at the entirely improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” at 8pm and 10pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Hellingham shows continue through October. Tickets are $8-$10. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Bier on the Pier: Choose liquid fare from 30 regional breweries as part of the Anacortes-based Oktoberfest, “Bier on the Pier,” from 5-9pm Friday and 12-6pm Saturday at the Port of Anacortes Warehouse at First and Commercial streets. The event will also feature live music and a variety of food vendors. Tickets are $35-$45 for a weekend pass or $20-$25 per day. http://www.anacortes.org
    5:00pm
  • Treasures and Trinkets: A “Treasures, Trinkets and Trivia” fundraising rummage sale happens from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday at the United Methodist Church, 1326 N. Garden St. 733-7440
    9:00am
  • Horse Expo: Extreme cowboy races, clinics on riding, training and caring for horses, parades, cowboy campries and more will be part of the NW Washington Horse Expo from 11am-9pm Friday, 9am-8pm Saturday, and 9am-6pm Sunday at Lynden’s Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $8-$10. http://www.nwwafair.com
    11:00am
  • The Family Project: Dance and theater combine when Kuntz and Company present “The Family Project” at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The show—which is Pam Kuntz’s twelfth in a series using pro dancers and local community members—explores the stories, experiences and relationships of local families. Tickets are $15 and additional showings happen Oct. 11-14. http://www.kuntzandcompany.org
    7:30pm
  • Wesnip Garage Sale: Attend a fundraising garage sale for WeSNIP from 8am-3pm Fri., 9am-3pm Sat., and 11am-3pm Sun. at Cascade Business Park, 5373 Guide Meridian, suite F3. The event happens again Oct. 13-14. http://www.wesnip.org
    8:00am
  • Quilt Festival: The 15th annual La Conner Quilt Festival takes place from 10am-6pm Fri.-Sat., and 10am-4:30pm Sun. at the town’s Maple Hall and the La Conner Civic Garden Club. A $10 donation includes entrance to both venues and is good for all three days. View juried and judged quilts and fiber art, visit specialty vendors, take part in a silent auction, and attend workshops. http://www.laconnerquilts.com
    10:00am
  • Whatcom Artist Studio Tour: Dozens of area artists will share their work—and give you sneak peeks inside their creative spaces—at the annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour happening from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Whatcom County. The self-guided tour is free, and happens again Oct. 13-14. http://www.studiotour.net
    10:00am
  • Artstock: The 6th annual fall festival of the arts, Artstock, takes place from 10am-8pm Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday in Friday Harbor and throughout San Juan Island. The event features art in museums, galleries and at private studios. Entry to the self-guided tour is free. http://www.artstocksanjuanisland.com
    10:00am
  • Fall Fruit Festival: The 22nd annual “Fall Fruit Festival” takes place from 10am-5pm Saturday and 11am-4pm Sunday at Everson’s Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. The event features nearly 200 varieties of uncommon fruits, ciders, nuts and jellies for tasting and purchasing. There’ll also be live music by Bridge, a U-pick pumpkin patch and much more. Admission is $3.50 per person or $9 per carload. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    10:00am
  • Festival of Family Farms: Celebrate the fall harvest at the 14th annual Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at a plethora of farms, harvest markets, vineyards, shellfish purveyors and more from Bow to Sedro-Woolley and beyond. Entry to self-guided tour—which features educational exhibits, samples, gardening demos, corn and hay mazes, scenic tours and more—is free. http://www.festivaloffamilyfarms.com
    10:00am
  • Race for Education: The Bellingham Public School Foundation and Communities in Schools present the 4th annual “Race for Education” 5K walk and run starting at 9am at Civic Field, 1225 Civic Field Way. Entry is $15-$25. http://www.whatcomraceforeducation.org
    9:00am
  • Work Party: Join the Nooksack Nordic Ski Club for a volunteer brushing party today near Mt. Baker. Volunteers will learn where the groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe trails are, and work on maintaining them. Meet at 9am at the southeast corner of the Sunset Cost Cutter parking lot to carpool. Additional events happen Oct. 14 and 20. 671-3554 or http://www.nooksacknordicskiclub.org
    9:00am
  • Run Like a Girl: The “Run Like a Girl” half-marathon begins at 9am at Fairhaven Park. The event celebrates the “ageless spirit in girls and women of all sizes, all ages and all abilities.” Registration is full, but you can still cheer on those who are participating. http://www.runlikeagirlbellingham.com
    9:00am
  • Anacortes Farmers Market: The Anacortes Farmers Market takes place from 9am-2pm every Saturday through Oct. 27 at the town’s Depot Community & Arts Center, 611 R Ave. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Run, Walk & Roll: Help raise funds to ensure continued vocational support for people with disabilities in Whatcom County at a “Run, Walk & Roll” 5K fundraiser starting at 10am at the Squalicum Boat House, 722 Coho Way. Entry is $15-$25. 927-2861 or http://www.workopp.ejoinme.org
    10:00am
  • Scarecrow Tour: Attend Blaine’s annual Scarecrow Tour and Contest today throughout downtown Blaine. There’ll also be a Harvest Market Day from 10am-2pm at H Street Plaza, 728 Peace Portal Dr. The event will feature farm produce, crafts, music, refreshments, pumpkin carving and more. http://www.blainechamber.com
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: Get the freshest produce—and much more—at the Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday through December at the Depot Market Square on the corner of Chestnut Street and Railroad Avenue. 647-2060 or http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Ferndale Public Market: The Ferndale Public Market takes place from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Oct. 13 at the town’s Centennial Riverwalk Park, 5667 First Ave. http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.org
    10:00am
  • Whitewater Slalom: The Washington Kayak Club hosts a Nooksack River Whitewater Slalom Race today starting at 10:30am at the Douglas Fir Campground in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (near Glacier). Fees are $20-$25. http://www.nwwhitewater.org
    10:30am
  • Herding Dog to Hearing Dog: Claydene Lederer reads from her book Warren: The True Story of How a Herding Dog Became a Hearing Dog at 11am at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Warren—who is now a guide dog—will be on hand. http://www.villagebooks.com
    11:00am
  • Traditional Jazz: The Clamdigger Jazz Band will perform during the Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society’s monthly dance from 2-5pm at the VFW Hall, 625 N State St. Entry is $6-$10. 734-2973 or http://www.btjs.webs.com
    2:00pm
  • Ukulele Meeting: The Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) hosts a general meeting from 3-5pm at St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. A 2pm beginner’s workshop precedes the gathering. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
    2:00pm
  • Masters Opening: View works by Northwest School masters as well as contemporary artists who continue their tradition in the Skagit Valley at an opening reception for “Masters” from 5-8pm at Edison’s Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5752 Gilkey Ave. The works can be seen from 11am-5pm every Wed.-Sun. through Oct. 28. http://www.smithandvallee.com
    5:00pm
  • San Juan Oktoberfest: Great food and great fun can be had at the San Juan Island Oktoberfest from 5:30-9:30pm at the San Juan County Fairgrounds in Friday Harbor. Entry is $10 general and free for kids under 12. http://www.sanjuanisland.org
    5:30pm
  • Art Auction: Purchase original artworks donated by Northwest artists in the mediums of painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography and textiles at an “Art Auction” fundraiser from 5:30-10pm at the Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Tickets are $100. 778-8936 or http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    5:30pm
  • Roots Recipes: Diane Morgan shares ideas and samples related to her cookbook Roots: The Definitive Compendium at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The books contains more than 225 recipes featuring 29 major roots. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Better With Age: Help support local programs for seniors at a “Better With Age” fundraiser at 7pm at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $35 and include local wine and cheese, hearty hors d’ouevres, jazz music by the Bob Sanders Quartet and admission to a silent auction. http://www.wccoa.org
    7:00pm
  • Better With Age: Help support local programs for seniors at a “Better With Age” fundraiser at 7pm at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $35 and include local wine and cheese, hearty hors d’ouevres, jazz music by the Bob Sanders Quartet and admission to a silent auction. http://www.wccoa.org
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Dance Social: The Bellingham Scottish Country Dancers will host a Social Dance at 7:30pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest ST. All dances will be walked, and refreshments will be served. Entry is $7-$10. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:30pm
  • Whatcom Symphony Orchestra: “Hooray for Hollywood” a program of classic movie music, will kick off the Whatcom Symphony’s new season at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $12-$39. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Hanks and Robins: Vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Larry Hanks will be joined by singer Deborah Robins for a 7:30pm performance at St. Paul’s Episcopal Old Parish Hall, 2117 Walnut St. http://www.larryhanks.com
    7:30pm
  • WWU Jazz Collective: Mike Allen and the Western Washington University Jazz Collective will perform at 7:30pm at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Tickets are $25. 354-3600 or http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    7:30pm
  • My Fair Lady: Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins will sing and dance their way through My Fair Lady when Lyric Light Opera presents the classic musical at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $19-$45 and additional showings happen through Oct. 21. http://www.mcintyrehall.org or www.lyriclightopera.org
    7:30pm
  • Folk Dance Party: The Balkan dance band known as Balkanarama performs during tonight’s First Saturday Folk Dance Party from 7:30-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Entry is $10-$15. 380-0456
    7:30pm
  • Choose Your Adventure: View Powderwhore Productions’ eight annual ski movie, Choose Your Adventure, at 8pm at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St. The film celebrates exotic locales and wild adventures. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 on the night of the show. Proceeds benefit avalanche safety awareness programs. http://www.powderwhore.com
    8:00pm
  • Comedy Night: Mount Vernon Kiwanis will host its annual “Original Comedy Night” fundraiser at 8pm at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Notable performers include Rodney Sherwood, Spanky the Laff Guru, and Susan Jones. Tickets are $16. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    8:00pm

 

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