Week of Sunday, October 14, 2012
(98 events)

Sunday, October 14, 2012 (16 events)

  • Lynden Music Festival: The annual “Claire De Lune” Music Festival features a plethora of performances from local, regional and national acts Wednesday through Sunday at a variety of venues throughout Lynden—such as the Jansen Art Center, Lynden Middle School, a Festival Ten on the corner of Fourth and Front streets, Lynden Community Center, and beyond. Check the website for bands, ticket prices and more. http://www.lyndenmusicfestival.com
    12:00am
  • 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 for at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat., and 2pm Sun. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Oct. 20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Family Project: Dance and theater combine when Kuntz and Company present “The Family Project” at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat., 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. http://www.kuntzandcompany.org
    7:30pm
  • Unclad Art Show: Artists from Bellingham, Blaine, Mount Vernon, La Conner and beyond will share their works celebrating the nude figure in art at the 11th annual “UNCLAD Art Show” from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday at Stanwood’s Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 271310 102nd St. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.uncladart.com
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Wesnip Garage Sale: Attend a fundraising garage sale for WeSNIP from 10am-3pm Saturday and 11am-2pm Sunday at Cascade Business Park, 5373 Guide Meridian, suite F3. http://www.wesnip.org
    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. http://www.studiotour.net
    10:00am
  • Brian Regan: Funny fella Brian Regan brings his comedic stylings to Bellingham for a 7pm show at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the nationally renowned standup artist are $39.75. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:00am
  • 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
  • Pancake Breakfast: All-you-can-eat pancakes will be among the menu items at the monthly Pancake Breakfast from 8am-12pm at Blaine’s Haynie Grange, 3344 Haynie Rd. Entry is $3 for kids, $5 for adults. 366-5623
    8:00am
  • Mountain Bike Duathlon: The annual Klicks Mountain Bike Duathlon begins at 11am at Lake Padden. Entry is $15-$20. The event will be followed by the YMCA Youth Duathlon—a fun and free event for kids 15 and younger. http://www.cob.org
    11:00am
  • Tweed Ride: Join Everybody Bike for an annual “Tweed Ride” starting at noon at Maritime Heritage Park. People taking part in the guided group social fashion ride are encouraged to dress their bikes, and themselves, in vintage attire. http://www.everybodybike.com
    12:00pm
  • Wild Mushroom Show: View beautiful displays of locally collected mushrooms and learn to identify common and unusual fungi at the Northwest Mushroomers Association’s 22nd annual Wild Mushroom Show from 12-5pm at Bloedel Donovan, 2214 Electric Ave. There’ll be a “touch and feel” table, mushroom identification by local experts, tasting areas, cultivation kits and much more. Entry is $3-$5. http://www.northwestmushroomers.org
    12:00pm
  • Open Rep Rehearsal: The public is invited to attend Bellingham Repertory Dance’s open rehearsal from 1-3pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Dancers will be giving viewers a sneak peek at pieces from the company’s November performance. Entry is free. http://www.bhamrep.org
    1:00pm
  • US for Precedent: Find out more about overcoming divisiveness and learning how to unite for the common good at today’s “US For Precedent” unconventional convention from 1-5pm at Bellingham’s Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. The event—which is spearheaded by Serene Stevenson (a.k.a. “Gramma)—will focus on looking at what our community can do together to inspire and activate us so that we can be a “precedent” for other communities. 676-8043 or http://www.grammasez.blogpot.com
    1:00pm
  • Legends of the Celtic Harp: Premiere harpists Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynee, and Aryeh Frankfurter present “Legends of the Celtic Harp” at 3pm at the Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Tickets are $15-$20. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    3:00pm

Monday, October 15, 2012 (7 events)

  • Outdoor Photo Basics: Patrick Kennedy will school participants in “Outdoor Photography Basics” at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Aperture, shutter speed, composition and more will be covered. Register in advance for the free clinic. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Active Nutrition: Gene Kelly of Switchback Fitness presents a “Nutrition for Active Lifestyles” course from 6:30-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. In addition to discussing how to design a personal diet, participants will learn 10 foods to avoid. Entry is $20. 734-8158
    6:30pm
  • Rock & Gem Club Meeting: The Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club will host its annual rock or rock-related auction at its monthly meeting at 7pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Center, 2214 Electric Ave. http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Stories for Boys: New Mexico-based author Gregory Martin reads from Stories for Boys: A Memoir at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Coal Port Class: People interested in suggesting or recommending items to be studied in the Environmental Impact Statement pertaining to the Gateway Pacific Terminal can take part in “Coal Port Comment Classes” at 7pm tonight and 10am Nov. 3 at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. 592-2297 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    7:00pm
  • Mark Nelson: Master instrumentalist Mark Nelson plays guitar, ukulele and dulcimer at 7:30pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. Suggested donation is $10-$15. http://www.mark-o.com
    7:30pm
  • Vaudevillingham: The Bellingham Circus Guild presents its monthly anything-goes variety show known as Vaudevillingham at 8pm at 10pm at the Depot Market Square on the corner of Railroad Avenue and Chestnut Street. Suggested donation is $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    8:00pm

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 (3 events)

  • Autumn Dinner: Nosh on a seasonally inspired meal at at a prix fixe Autumn Dinner from 6-8:30pm at the Book Fare Café, 1100 12th St. (inside Village Books). Tickes are $30 for the three-course meal, with wine available at an additional cost. http://www.bookfarecafe.com
    6:00pm
  • Autumn Soups: Karina Davidson leads an “Autumn Soups for the Body and Soul” course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. The class will focus on an “autumn tour” of soups from around the world. Cost is $35. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Lemon’s History: Bellingham-based writer and teacher Toby Sonneman delves into the secrets of a well-known fruit when she reads from Lemon: A Global History at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 (5 events)

  • Acting Intensive: Glenn Hergenhahn will teach a 20-hour “Acting Fundamentals: Level One” class starting tonight and continuing through Oct. 24 at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Cost is $200. 201-6492 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    12:00am
  • 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
  • Eating Dirt: Charlotte Gill shares stories and ideas from her book Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Intro to Improv: Sheila Goldsmith will helm an introductory improv class, “Awaken the Spontaneity Within,” from 7-9pm at Improv Playworks, 302 W. Illinois St. Register in advance for the free workshop. 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.com
    7:00pm
  • BUG Song Circle: Join the Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) for a Song Circle from 7-9pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. Suggested donation is $5. 510-4386 or http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
    7:00pm

Thursday, October 18, 2012 (13 events)

  • Lynden Craft & Antique Show: The 23rd annual Lynden Craft & Antique Show takes place from 10am-8pm Thursday and Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Admission is $4-$5; parking is free. http://www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com
    10:00am
  • The Raft: Little Bird Theater’s latest theatrical offering, The Raft shows at 8pm Thurs.-Sat. at the ensemble’s latest pop-up theater at the former Stamp and Coin Estate Division, 1309 Cornwall Ave. The play, which was written by Ben Eisner and features actors Eliott Glasser and Galen Emanuele as best friends stuck at sea, shows through Oct. 27. Tickets are $10-$15. http://www.littlebirdtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • 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 for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thurs. and 8pm Fri.-Sat. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Urban Forests: Treekeepers member and Parks and Rec Advisory Board chair Geoff Middaugh leads a “Living With and Restoring the Urban Forest” slide program at a brown bag event at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • Conflict Open House: As part of International Conflict Resolution Day, attend an open house from 3:30-6pm at the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, 13 Prospect St. The event also celebrates the WDRC’s 20th anniversary. http://www.whatcomdrc.org
    3:30pm
  • Human Services Candidate Forum: The annual Human Services Candidate Forum happens from 5:30-7:30pm at the Bellingham Municipal Court Building, 2014 C St. Candidates for legislative seats in the 40th and 42nd districts will be on hand, and there’ll also be discussion about the Bellingham Home Fund, Prop 1. 733-8670 or http://www.cob.org
    5:30pm
  • Lebanese Specialties: Nahla Gholam will school participants in “Lebanese Specialties” at a cooking course happening at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme’s In the Kitchen, 207 Unity St. Cost is $48. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • Royce Buckingham: Young adult author Rocye Buckingham, author of Demonkeeper and , wil share how he came up with the ideas for his spooky tales at a talk and book signing from 6:30-8:30pm at the Ferndale Public Library, 2007 Cherry St. Entry is free. http://www.wcls.org
    6:30pm
  • Parkinson’s Dreams: Local author Rick Hermann reads from his new book Parkinson’s Dreams About Me: My Dance with the Shaking Palsy at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book focuses on his attempt to find meaning in a life shadowed by a progressive and incurable neurological illness. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Malaysian Adventure: Take a “Malaysia Adventure” armchair journey with local traveler Susan Snelson from 7-9pm at the Whatcom Museum, 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
  • 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 19, 2012 (19 events)

  • Lynden Craft & Antique Show: The 23rd annual Lynden Craft & Antique Show takes place from 10am-8pm Thursday and Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Admission is $4-$5; parking is free. http://www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com
    10:00am
  • The Raft: Little Bird Theater’s latest theatrical offering, The Raft shows at 8pm Thurs.-Sat. at the ensemble’s latest pop-up theater at the former Stamp and Coin Estate Division, 1309 Cornwall Ave. The play, which was written by Ben Eisner and features actors Eliott Glasser and Galen Emanuele as best friends stuck at sea, shows through Oct. 27. Tickets are $10-$15. http://www.littlebirdtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • 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 for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thurs. and 8pm Fri.-Sat. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Scream Fair: Get spooked in a serious way at the annual Scream Fair haunted house from 6:30-10pm Friday and Saturday in Lynden at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Tickets are $13 general or $20 for a VIP pass—which allows you to skip the scary-long long. The event also happens Oct. 25-27 and Wed., Oct. 31. http://www.screamfair.com
    6:30pm
  • Witches! The Musical: Skagit County’s Theater Arts Guild presents Witches! The Musical at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The show focuses on the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Tickets are $10-$24 and additional showings happen through Nov. 4. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Flowers for Algernon: Students from Lynden Christian High School will present showings of the dramatic Flowers for Algernon at 7:30pm Fri.-Sat. at the Lynden Christian Worship and Fine Arts Center, 515 Drayton St. 318-9525
    7:30pm
  • Gore and Lore Walking Tours: Through October, the Good Time Girls present historic “Gore & Lore” walking tours at 7pm Fridays in historic Fairhaven and 6pm (13 and over) and 7pm (21 and over) Saturdays in downtown Bellingham. Cost is $12-$20. http://www.goodtimegirlsbham.com
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Skagit Community Band: “War and Peace” will be the theme of Skagit Community Band performances at 7:30pm Friday at La Conner’s Maple Hall and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall. Tickets are $10-$15 or $30 per family. http://www.skagitcommunityband.org
    7:30pm
  • Love Letters: Christopher Key’s new theater company, Free Key Productions, presents showings of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $12 and additional showings happen Oct. 26-28. http://www.brownpapertickets.com
    7:30pm
  • Nature Babies: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for “Nature Babies” excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in October at the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • 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
  • Ukrainian Bandura Concert: Alex Krynytzky and John Patrick will perform historical songs, ballads and contemporary Ukrainian folk songs on the bandura at 6pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry is free. 492-2422
    6:00pm
  • Nordic Ski Club Meeting: New and prospective members can show up for an orientation at the Nooksack Nordic Ski Club’s first monthly meeting of the season at 6:30pm at the WECU Community Education Center, 511 E. Holly St. The general meeting starts at 7pm, and will feature a slide show by Dick Etter featuring a cruise he took to Alaska last summer. http://www.nooksacknordicskiclub.org
    6:30pm
  • Family Story Night: Professional tale-tellers from the Bellingham Storytellers Guild will share their talents at Family Story Night at 7pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Entry is free. 778-7188
    7:00pm
  • A Night of Stars: A plethora of area performers will converge on the stage for “A Night of Stars” variety show at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon’s RiverBelle Dinner Theatre, 100 E. Montgomery. Tickets are $20 for the show only, $30 with dessert and $40 for dinner and the show. http://www.riverbelledinnertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Telemark Movie: The Telemark Skier Crew presents its Let’s Go! movie at 7:30pm at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St. The adventure focuses on a high-octane group of freeheel skiers in search of the perfect turn. Entry will be $8 at the door. http://www.telemarkskier.com
    7:30pm
  • Ruthie Dornfeld, Jeremiah McLane: Traditional music from France will be on the lineup when Ruthie Dornfeld and Jeremiah McLane perform at 7:30pm at Bellingham Cohousing, 2614 Donovan Ave. Contact the number below to make reservations. (360) 510-1651
    7:30pm
  • Shredding Flick: Absinthe Films brings its Sphere of Influence Tour to Bellingham with a viewing of its latest shred flick, Resonance, at 8:30pm at Western Washington University’s Fraser Hall 4. Tickets are $10 at the door. http://www.absinthe-film.com
    8:30pm

Saturday, October 20, 2012 (38 events)

  • Lynden Craft & Antique Show: The 23rd annual Lynden Craft & Antique Show takes place from 10am-8pm Thursday and Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Admission is $4-$5; parking is free. http://www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com
    10:00am
  • The Raft: Little Bird Theater’s latest theatrical offering, The Raft shows at 8pm Thurs.-Sat. at the ensemble’s latest pop-up theater at the former Stamp and Coin Estate Division, 1309 Cornwall Ave. The play, which was written by Ben Eisner and features actors Eliott Glasser and Galen Emanuele as best friends stuck at sea, shows through Oct. 27. Tickets are $10-$15. http://www.littlebirdtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • 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 for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thurs. and 8pm Fri.-Sat. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Scream Fair: Get spooked in a serious way at the annual Scream Fair haunted house from 6:30-10pm Friday and Saturday in Lynden at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Tickets are $13 general or $20 for a VIP pass—which allows you to skip the scary-long long. The event also happens Oct. 25-27 and Wed., Oct. 31. http://www.screamfair.com
    6:30pm
  • Witches! The Musical: Skagit County’s Theater Arts Guild presents Witches! The Musical at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The show focuses on the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Tickets are $10-$24 and additional showings happen through Nov. 4. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Flowers for Algernon: Students from Lynden Christian High School will present showings of the dramatic Flowers for Algernon at 7:30pm Fri.-Sat. at the Lynden Christian Worship and Fine Arts Center, 515 Drayton St. 318-9525
    7:30pm
  • Gore and Lore Walking Tours: Through October, the Good Time Girls present historic “Gore & Lore” walking tours at 7pm Fridays in historic Fairhaven and 6pm (13 and over) and 7pm (21 and over) Saturdays in downtown Bellingham. Cost is $12-$20. http://www.goodtimegirlsbham.com
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Skagit Community Band: “War and Peace” will be the theme of Skagit Community Band performances at 7:30pm Friday at La Conner’s Maple Hall and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall. Tickets are $10-$15 or $30 per family. http://www.skagitcommunityband.org
    7:30pm
  • Love Letters: Christopher Key’s new theater company, Free Key Productions, presents showings of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $12 and additional showings happen Oct. 26-28. http://www.brownpapertickets.com
    7:30pm
  • B.C. Bike Ride: Join the Mount Baker Club for a bike ride to Pender Island, B.C., today. The hilly ride will encompass 15 to 18 miles. 733-1183 or http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    12:00am
  • Swedish Pancake Breakfast: Eat “Swedish pancakes made by Norwegians at the monthly Swedish Pancake Breakfast happening from 8-11am at Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St. Entry is $3 for kids, $7 general. 733-6618
    8:00am
  • Pancake Breakfast: Attend a Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at the Ferndale Senior Activity Center, 1999 Cherry St. Cost is $3 for kids, $6 for adults. 384-6244
    8:00am
  • 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. 671-3554 or http://www.nooksacknordicskiclub.org
    9:00am
  • Half Marathon: Get filled up on dirt, rocks and roots at today’s Lake Padden Half Marathon starting at 9am at the eponymous lake. Entry is $40; proceeds help kids in the community via the nonprofit Rebound of Whatcom County. http://www.lakepaddentrailhalf.com
    9:00am
  • Work Party: Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association for a Fall Work Party from 9am-12pm on Whatcom Creek Trail. You’ll be removing invasive plants, mulching and adding native plants, so dress accordingly. http://www.n-sea.org
    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
  • Autumn Arts Festival: The Immaculate Conception Regional School in Mount Vernon hosts an Autumn Arts Festival from 9am-4pm in the St. Joseph Center, 215 N. 15th St. http://www.icrsweb.org
    9:00am
  • Whimps Trail Project: Join the Whatcom Independent Mountain Peddlers, REI, and the Colophon Café for a trail building project from 9:45am -3pm on Galbraith. Meet at the Lake Padden Ball Field parking area. Bring our muscles, your favorite tool and a desire to maintain Galbraith. http://www.whimpsmtb.org
    9:45am
  • Woolley Cross: As part of the Cascade Cross Series, cyclocross riders can sign up for “Woolley Cross” today from 10am-2pm at the Northern State Recreation Area in Sedro-Woolley. Cost is $15-$30. http://www.cascadecross.com
    10:00am
  • Boating Center Cleanup: Help the Community Boating Center get winterized as part of Fall Cleanup Day from 10am-2pm at the organization’s headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Projects include bringing down sailboat masts, cleaning and organizing the yard and strapping down anything that can get blown away. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    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
  • Bellingham Comicon: Randy Emberlin, Stefano Gaudino, James Lloyd, Gary Martin, Nina Matsumoto, and Ron Randall will be among the cartoonists taking part in the 4th annual Bellingham Comicon from 10am-5pm at the Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. A multitude of vendors, comics, original art, Star Wars costume clubs and more will also be part of the festivities. Entry is $7 (free for those 7 and under). http://www.bellinghamcomicon.com
    10:00am
  • Harvest Time Family Fun Day: Attend a Harvest Time family fun day celebration from 12-4pm in La Conner at the Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. 4th St. There’ll be cider pressing, face painting, popcorn, games and more. Entry is $3-$4 per person or $8 for a family of four. http://www.skagitcounty.net
    12:00pm
  • Spooktacular: Dio de Los Muertos mask making, pumpkin painting, Halloween-themed arts and crafts, games and more will be part of a Halloween Spooktacular from 1-4pm and 5-8pm at Gabriel’s Art Kids, 1415 Dupont St. Entry is $3 per family. http://www.gabrielsartkids.com
    1:00pm
  • Mixed Bag: Kathleen Kaska reads from The Man Who Saved the Whooping Crane: The Robert Porter Allen Story at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. At 7pm, Nancy Canyon reads from Dark Forest and CJ Prince reads from Catching My Breath. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Mixed Bag: Kathleen Kaska reads from The Man Who Saved the Whooping Crane: The Robert Porter Allen Story at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. At 7pm, Nancy Canyon reads from Dark Forest and CJ Prince reads from Catching My Breath. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Cannery Underground: Guemes Island’s Cannery Underground will perform at a CD release for its new album, Cannery Kate, from 5-7pm at La Conner’s Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. 4th St. Admission is $3-$4, or $8 for a four-person family. http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
    5:00pm
  • Spontaneous Folk: Listen to the sounds of spontaneously created folk music when Richard Scholtz, Flip Breskin, Janet Peterson, and (maybe) Geof Morgan perform from 6-8pm at the Old World Deli, 1228 N. State St. http://www.oldworlddeli1.com
    6:00pm
  • Radio Tunes: Mark Ashworth, Phil Sottile, and Rick Baunach will perform old radio tunes featuring everything from jazz to blues and country at 7pm at the Rustic Coffee Bar, 1319 11th St. 306-8794
    6:00pm
  • Brewmaster Dinner: Executive Chef Kasey Dubler will prepare a five-course dinner paired with craft-brewed beer selected from Northwest breweries at the first of three upcoming Brewmaster Dinners at 6:30pm in Stars Restaurant at Semiahmoo Resort. Entry is $59 and additional dinners happen Oct. 27 and Nov. 3. http://www.semiahmoo.com
    6:30pm
  • Ballroom Dance: USA Dance will sponsor a ballroom dance from 8-10pm at the Blue Moon Ballroom, 1213 Cornwall Ave. Show up at 7pm for a Cha-Cha lesson. Etnry is $7-$10. http://www.bellinghamusadance.com
    7:00pm
  • Flamenco Show: Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes returns to Bellingham for a “Por El Flamenco” performance featuring singer Jesus Montoya, guitarist Bobby de Sofia and fellow dancer Ricardo Chavez at 7:30pm at the Blue Horse Gallery, 300 W. Holly St. Tickets are $7-$20. http://www.brownpapertickets.com
    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. http://www.mcintyrehall.org or www.lyriclightopera.org
    7:30pm
  • Operatic Arias: Dramatic soprano Jami Templeton presents “An Evening of Beloved Operatic Arias” from 7:30-9pm at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    7:30pm
  • Natalie MacMaster: Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster brings her renowned folk and Celtic music to Bellingham for an 8pm show at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $20-$39. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Pancake Breakfast: A monthly Pancake Breakfast happens from 8-11am at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. Admission is $4 for kids, $6 for adults. 332-8040
    8:00pm
  • Serial Killers: The five-week annual theater event known as “Serial Killers” kicks off tonight with 8pm and 10pm shows at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Based on audience votes, seven short plays will begin the show, and only one will survive at the final performance Nov. 17. Don’t worry if you miss a week or two, as the “recap team” will fill you in on what you missed. Tickets are $10; a five-week pass is $35. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm

 

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