Week of Sunday, March 17, 2013
(93 events)

Sunday, March 17, 2013 (21 events)

  • Mount Vernon Beer Week: Mount Vernon Beer Week takes place from Monday through Sunday at the Empire, Porterhouse, Trumpeter, North Sound, Skagit River Brewery, and beyond. Beer tastings, a cask crawl and poker run, a beer can derby, live music, specials, prizes and more will happen throughout the week. http://www.mountvernonbeerweek.com
    10:00am
  • Company: Get a “sophisticated look at modern relationships” when MBT’s Winter Repertory Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim’s landmark play, Company, for the final week at 7:30pm Wed.-Sat. and 3pm Sun. at Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $10-$20. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Legacy: Tradition, faith and family will be the focus of Mark Harelik’s The Legacy at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat., and 2pm Sunday at Lynden’s Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to the play—which focuses on a family of Jewish descent living in an isolated town in Texas in the 1960s—are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Wings Over Water Birding Festival: Celebrate the abundance of wildlife and bird species in the area at the annual Wings Over Water Birding Festival happening Thursday through Sunday in Blaine, Birch Bay, and Semiahmoo. Art shows, field trips, rides on the Plover, bird viewing stations, talks, workshops, live raptor presentations and much more will be part of the fun. Many events are free. http://www.wingsoverwaterbirdingfestival.com
    4:30pm
  • Wings Over Water Art: As part of the annual “Wings Over Water” Northwest Birding Festival, attend an Art Gallery Walk from Thursday through Sunday throughout Birch Bay. An opening reception happens from 4:30-7pm Thursday at Via Café, 7829 Birch Bay Dr. http://www.wingsoverwaterbirdingfestival.com
    12:00am
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers: Lyric Light Opera offers up showings of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College St. Showings of the barn-raising, axe-jumping, seven-times-everything musical happen again March 22-24. Tickets are $19-$45. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Footloose: Young performers ages 11 through 15 will sing and dance at showings of Footloose: The Musical at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen March 22-24. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Dance Gallery Spring Concert: Dance and multimedia works by local and national choreographers can be seen when the Dance Gallery presents its 22nd annual Spring Concert at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The event includes a silent auction to raise funds for the nonprofit arts group. Tickets are $12. 676-4113 or http://www.dancegallery.org
    7:30pm
  • Art Market Sale: The Whatcom Art Market will celebrate its third anniversary with a sale from 10am-6pm Friday through Monday at its space at Fairhaven’s Waldron Building, 1314 12th St. Artists in action, door prizes and much more will be part of the celebration. http://www.whatcomartguild.org
    10:00am
  • Driving Miss Daisy Auditions: The Alger Lookout Thespian Association will hold auditions for upcoming performances of Driving Miss Daisy at 6:30pm Saturday and 3p Sunday at Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. http://www.altatheatre.com
    6:30pm
  • 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
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mt. Baker Bike Club for the weekly “Rabbit Ride” starting at 8:30am at Fairhaven Bike & Ski, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route sees riders heading down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. 733-4433 or http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:30am
  • Eric & Suzy Thompson: Hear everything from Appalachian story-songs to Cajun dance music, classic country blues, bluegrass breakdowns and more when Erick and Suzy Thompson perform at 2pm at Nancy’s Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.nancysfarm.com
    2:00pm
  • Whatcom County Young Musicians Concert: The Bellingham Music Club presents a “Whatcom County Young Musicians” concert at 3pm at the First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Performers range from third to twelfth graders. Entry is by donation. 671-0252 or http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
    3:00pm
  • Southside Community Meal: Bring a potluck dessert to the monthly Southside Community Meal from 5-6:30pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1720 Harris Ave. Main dishes will be provided at the free event. All are welcome. 733-6749
    5:00pm
  • Dinner Theater: Enjoy a four-course meal while trying to solve a deadly case when A Rotten Demise shows at 7:30pm Thursday and 6:30pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s 1st Street Cabaret, 612 S. First St. Tickets are $30-$45. The show continues through March 24, and additional entertainment happens through the week. http://www.riverbelledinnertheatre.com
    6:30pm
  • Dervish: Cascadia Productions presents “Dervish: The Music of West Ireland” at a 7pm performance at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Dervish combines the haunting vocals of Cathy Jordan with award-winning instrumentalists Tom Morrow on fiddle, Liam Kelly on flute, and Shane Mitchell on accordion. Tickets are $15-$35. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • The Irish Comedy Tour: Take the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combine it with a boisterous, belly-laughing foursome when four Irish-American comedians bring their “Irish Comedy Tour” to Anacortes starting at 7pm at the Swinomish Casino, 12885 Casino Dr. Tickets are $15. http://www.swinomishcasinoandlodge.com
    7:00pm
  • Speakeasy with Greta Matassa: Greta Matassa and her swingin’ band will perform at a “Speakeasy” concert, dance and auction to benefit the Blaine Jazz Camp starting at 7pm at Blaine’s Loomis Trail Golf Club, 4342 Loomis Trail Rd. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. http://www.blainejazz.org
    7:00pm
  • Jazz Celebration: Whatcom County musicians will assemble to perform a variety of jazz music composed by Robert Storms at a “Jazz Celebration V” concert from 7-9:30pm at Bellingham’s First Baptist Church, 110 Flora St. Music from ragtime, Dixieland and swing to Latin and be-bop can be expected. Entry is $5-$10. http://www.firstbaptistbellingham.com
    7:00pm
  • Early Music Festival Concert: “Broken Consort” will be the theme of the latest Salish Sea Early Music Festival concert at 7:30pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Musicians Jeffrey Cohan (flute), Courtney Kuroda (violin), Kyobi Hinami (harpsichord), and Steve Creswell (viola) will take part. Suggested donation is $5 for students and $15-$20 general. http://www.salishseafestival.org
    7:30pm

Monday, March 18, 2013 (4 events)

  • Art Market Sale: The Whatcom Art Market will celebrate its third anniversary with a sale from 10am-6pm Friday through Monday at its space at Fairhaven’s Waldron Building, 1314 12th St. Artists in action, door prizes and much more will be part of the celebration. http://www.whatcomartguild.org
    10:00am
  • Canal Presentation: Yerda Yearsley and Bruce Taylor lead an information session focusing on “Luxemotor Rival: Cruise the Canals of France: from 1:30-3:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. If you’re interested in traveling with them or just finding out more about their adventures, show up to the free event. http://www.rivalsfrance.com
    1:30pm
  • Ski Mountaineering: John Miner of Mt. Baker Guides leads a “Ski Mountaineering” presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. The free clinic will cover modes of travel, necessary equipment, anchors, timing, objectives and more. Please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Rib Class: Chef Erik Morris from the La Conner Prime Rib and Seafood House helms a “Prime Rib Broken Down” course from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 (4 events)

  • Sign Language Classes: The Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center offers American Sign Language classes as a free service to the community from 12-1pm on the first three Tuesdays of each month in Bellingham. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 255-7166 or 647-0910
    12:00pm
  • Outdoor Photo Basics: Patrick Kennedy schools participants on “Outdoor Photography Basics” at a free clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Tips on winter photography will be included. Register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Mediterranean Cooking: Chef Nahla Gholam leads a “Spring in the Mediterranean” cooking course from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 S. First ST. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Intro to Improv: Sheila Goldsmith helms an “Awaken the Spontaneity Within!” introductory improv course from 7-9pm at 1415 Dupont St. Please register in advance for the free workshop. 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.com
    7:00pm

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 (9 events)

  • Boynton Poetry Contest: All residents of Whatcom County—regardless of age—are invited to submit poems to the annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest from March 1-31. Winning poems are displayed for a year in front of the library and on WTA buses, and will be read at a public awards ceremony May 16. http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    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
  • Evening Epic Run: A weekly “Evening Epic Run” begins at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The strenuous runs are 1.5-2 hours in length on hilly terrain with experienced trail runners. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Dessert Social: As part of Meals on Wheels fundraiser to help feed seniors in Whatcom County, attend a Dessert Social from 6-8pm at the Ferndale Senior Center, 1998 Cherry St. Live music by the Clearbrook Dixieland Band will be part of the fun. 733-4030
    6:00pm
  • Poultry Particulars: Hannegan Farm and Home’s Mathew Aamott will focus on the particulars of “Backyard Poultry Keeping” at 6:30pm at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. Entry is free. 988-2501
    6:30pm
  • Heart Like Mine: Seattle author Amy Hatvany reads from her latest book of fiction, Heart Like Mine, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Bicycle Travel Slideshow: Learn about Sher Vidanska’s journey from Bellingham to the Olympic Peninsula and back and Jim Legalley’s bicycle trek through the mountain and prairie provinces of Canada at a Bicycle Travel Slideshow happening from 7-9pm at Whatcom Middle School, 810 Halleck St. Entry is free. http://www.everybodybike.com
    7:00pm
  • Bug Circle: Celebrate the equinox by attending the Bellingham Ukulele Group’s music circle from 7-9pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset St. Suggested donation to participate is $5. http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm

Thursday, March 21, 2013 (14 events)

  • Boynton Poetry Contest: All residents of Whatcom County—regardless of age—are invited to submit poems to the annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest from March 1-31. Winning poems are displayed for a year in front of the library and on WTA buses, and will be read at a public awards ceremony May 16. http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    12:00am
  • Storm Water Brown Bag: Sustainable Connections’ Rose Lathrop leads a “Celebrate Storm Water and Low Impact Development” Brown Bag presentation at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Lathrop is a local leader in the green building movement with a background in sustainability practices from both the public and private sector. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • Global Warming Talk: Activist and bestselling Weapons of Mass Deception author John Stauber leads an Afraid of the Dark Series presentation focused on “Global Warming is Good for You! How Propaganda Controls the Public Mind” at 5:30pm at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. Tickets are $2.50-$5. http://www.pickfordfilmcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • Incognito: Creative culinarians will whip up a seasonal five-course prix fixe menu at the monthly “Incognito” dinner at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. The surprise menu will be inspired by and created using as many seasonal ingredients as possible. Entry is $65 per person. Wine is extra. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • Dana Lyons: As part of the Skagit Human Rights Festival, singer, songwriter and activist Dana Lyons will perform at 7pm in Mount Vernon at Skagit Valley College’s Phillip Tarro Theatre. Entry is free. http://www.skagithrf.wordpress.com
    7:00pm
  • Salish Sea Presentation: SeaDoc Society scientist Dr. Joe Gaydos presents “Seals and Sea Lions of the Salish Sea” at a fundraising presentation for the Whatcom Marine Mammal Stranding Network at 7pm at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $6-$7. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Travelogue: Follow an amazing 18-day trek at a Travelogue presentation focused on “K2, Monarch of China’s Karakorum Mountain” from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:00pm
  • Wolves and Wildlife: Wildlife tracker and author David Moskowitz shares stories from his new book Wolves in the Land of Salmon at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book provides the first significant portrait of these charismatic animals west of the Cascades and the British Columbia Coast Range. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    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
  • North Sound Youth Symphony: Music by Mozart, Dukas, Ford, and Liszt can be heard at the North Sound Youth Symphony’s Winter Concert at 7:30pm at Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is by donation. http://www.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Dinner Theater: Enjoy a four-course meal while trying to solve a deadly case when A Rotten Demise shows for the final week at 7:30pm Thursday and 6:30pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s 1st Street Cabaret, 612 S. First St. Tickets are $30-$45. http://www.riverbelledinnertheatre.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
  • In Triplicate: New works can be seen at “In Triplicate” performances at 8pm Thurs.-Sat. at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The show features three one-act plays, three directors (Robyn Anderson-Smith, Riley Penaluna, and Aurora RuPert), and three actors in each show. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm

Friday, March 22, 2013 (12 events)

  • Boynton Poetry Contest: All residents of Whatcom County—regardless of age—are invited to submit poems to the annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest from March 1-31. Winning poems are displayed for a year in front of the library and on WTA buses, and will be read at a public awards ceremony May 16. http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    12:00am
  • Mixed Bag: “Writer’s Block,” a brand-new show featuring an improvised story format, can be seen at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, show up for “Dice of Destiny”—a show featuring six pairs of improvisers whose destiny lies in a pair of dice. Tickets are $8-$10 and additional showings happen March 28-29. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Seeds of Change: Find out what happens when a large corporation aggressively tries to monopolize human reproduction when the Superhero Boy Band—a collaboration between Bellingham’s Dream Science Circus and Vancouver’s Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret—presents “Seeds of Change” at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Additional showings happen March 28-30. http://www.superheroboyband.com
    8:00pm
  • Dancing for Joy Benefit show: Jubilee, Dancing for Joy’s resident dance company, presents a “Thirst No more” benefit show to raise money to build a well in Ethiopia at 7pm Friday and 4pm and 7pm Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door. http://www.dfjbellingham.com
    7:00pm
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers: Lyric Light Opera offers up showings of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College St. Tickets to see the barn-raising, axe-jumping, seven-times-everything musical are $19-$45. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Footloose: Young performers ages 11 through 15 will sing and dance at showings of Footloose: The Musical at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for “Wild Things!” excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in March at Whatcom Falls Park (Scudder Pond entrance). Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Egg Class: “Incredible Edible Eggs” will be the subject of a class from 12-1:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Cost is $20. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    12:00pm
  • Art Club Workshop: Kids ages 5 and older can take part in today’s FIG Art Club workshop from 1-3pm at Whatcom Museum’s Family Interactive Gallery, 250 Flora St. Admission and materials fee is $5-$7. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    1:00pm
  • 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
  • Nicholas Fair: Skagit County native and Berklee College of Music grad Nick Fair will present a solo guitar concert from 7:30-9:30pm in La Conner at Washington Sips Wine Bar, 608 S. First St. Entry is free (wine is not). http://www.nicholasfair.com
    7:30pm
  • Bodyvox: Portland’s internationally acclaimed dance company, BodyVox, performs at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The show will feature the best of 14 seasons condensed into a single performance and include theatrical elements, striking imagery and much, much more. Tickets are $20-$39. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm

Saturday, March 23, 2013 (32 events)

  • Boynton Poetry Contest: All residents of Whatcom County—regardless of age—are invited to submit poems to the annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest from March 1-31. Winning poems are displayed for a year in front of the library and on WTA buses, and will be read at a public awards ceremony May 16. http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    12:00am
  • Mixed Bag: “Writer’s Block,” a brand-new show featuring an improvised story format, can be seen at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, show up for “Dice of Destiny”—a show featuring six pairs of improvisers whose destiny lies in a pair of dice. Tickets are $8-$10 and additional showings happen March 28-29. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Seeds of Change: Find out what happens when a large corporation aggressively tries to monopolize human reproduction when the Superhero Boy Band—a collaboration between Bellingham’s Dream Science Circus and Vancouver’s Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret—presents “Seeds of Change” at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Additional showings happen March 28-30. http://www.superheroboyband.com
    8:00pm
  • Dancing for Joy Benefit show: Jubilee, Dancing for Joy’s resident dance company, presents a “Thirst No more” benefit show to raise money to build a well in Ethiopia at 7pm Friday and 4pm and 7pm Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door. http://www.dfjbellingham.com
    7:00pm
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers: Lyric Light Opera offers up showings of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College St. Tickets to see the barn-raising, axe-jumping, seven-times-everything musical are $19-$45. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Footloose: Young performers ages 11 through 15 will sing and dance at showings of Footloose: The Musical at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Fairhaven Walking Club: Whether you’re looking to improve or compete, all are welcome at the weekly Fairhaven Walking Club led by Cindy Paffumi starting at 8am at various locations in Fairhaven. Walk routes and meeting places change from week to week. All paces are welcome. 676-4955 or 319-3350
    8:00am
  • Walking Club: Whether you’re looking to improve or compete, all are welcome at the weekly Fairhaven Walking Club led by Cindy Paffumi starting at 8am at various locations in Fairhaven. Walk routes and meeting places change from week to week. All paces are welcome. 676-4955 or 319-3350
    8:00am
  • Dahlia Tuber Sale: The Skagit Valley Dahlia Society will host its annual Dahlia Tuber Sale from 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Mount Vernon’s Skagit Valley Gardens, 18923 W. Johnson Rd. Admission and parking are free. (360) 629-4439
    9:00am
  • Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop: A Fruit Tree Grafting Worksshop happens from 9am-12pm at Ferndale’s Tennant Lake Interpretive Center, 5236 Nielsen Ave. Master Gardeners will provide instruction, demonstrate various grafting techniques and assist you in grafting your own tree to take home. Entry is free. 676-6736 or http://www.whatcom.wsu.edu
    9:00am
  • Work Party: Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association for a Work Party from 9am-12pm along Squalicum Creek to help remove invasive species, mulch existing platns and pick up trash. Parking is available at Cornwall Park. http://www.n-sea.org
    9:00am
  • Plant Sale & Expo: The Whatcom Conservation District will host its 20th annual Plant Sale & Expo from 9am-2pm at the Roe Studio at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. In addition to the low-cost native plants that will be available, local nursery vendors and environmental organizations will be there to provide knowledge and even more plant-purchasing options. http://www.whatcomcd.org
    9:00am
  • Gardening Classes: “Roses: Pruning and Spring Preparation” will be the focus of a 10am workshop at Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd. At 2pm, show up for “Beginning Gardening in Whatcom County.” Sign up in advance for the free classes. http://www.bakerviewnursery.com
    10:00am
  • Community Meal: Beef stroganoff and more will be on the menu at the bimonthly Ferndale Community Meal from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Entry is free and open to all. 384-1422
    10:00am
  • Deming Book Club: Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder will be the focus of today’s Deming Book Club meeting from 10am-12pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. 592-2422
    10:00am
  • Fruit Growing Classes: “Growing Apples and Pears” will be the focus of a workshop at 10:30am at Everson’s Cloud Mountain Farm, 6906 Goodwin Rd. At 1:30pm, show up for “Growing Stone Fruits: Cherries, Peaches & Plums.” Entry is free, and there’s no need to register in advance. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    10:30am
  • Willow basketry class: Shannon Robertson will lead a “Willow Basketry” class from 1-4pm at the Deming Library, 50044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Space to the free event is limited, and registration is required. 592-2422 or http://www.wcls.org
    1:00pm
  • Women in Leadership Panel: As part of the Skagit Human Rights Festival, attend a “Women in Leadership” panel from 2-4pm at Skagit Valley College’s Phillip Tarro Theatre. View the documentary Miss Representation, then discuss a variety of issues with a multi-generational panel of women. Entry is free. http://www.skagithrf.wordpress.com
    2:00pm
  • MoNA Openings: Opening receptions for “Rik Allen: Seeker,” “Allen Moe: The Earth Below,” and “Structures from the Permanent Collection” happen from 2-5pm at La Conner’s Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. At 1pm, Rik Allen will talk about his inspirations and the process behind the spacecraft he makes. All the works will be on display through June 9. http://www.museumofnwart.org
    2:00pm
  • The Travis Brass: The multitalented brass group of the United States Air Force Band, the Travis Brass, performs at 3pm at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Entry to see these talented artists who are active-duty professional musicians working in support of Air Mobility Command and the surrounding communities is free. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    3:00pm
  • Farmers Market Potluck: Kick off the 20113 market season at a Mount Vernon Farmers Market Potluck from 3-6pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 415 S. 18th St. Meet the market’s new manager, talk about the new temporary location and pick up a vendor application. Bring a dish (beverages, dishes and utensils will be provided). http://www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org
    3:00pm
  • Cat Lessons: Olympia author Nikki McClure reads from her latest picture book, How to be a Cat, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Cat lovers of all ages are invited to get in on the fun. 671-2626
    4:00pm
  • Unknown Music Series: The Anacortes Unknown Music Series takes place from 4pm-12am at the Unknown, 1202 7th St. Performers from around the region include Broken Water, Marianna Ritchey, Lori Goldsten, Allysyn Foster, DJ Weird Cactus, and others. Entry is $25 and includes a dinner prepared by cook and environmental educator Denise Crowe. http://www.anacortesunknown.com
    4:00pm
  • Torsk Dinner: The Norwegian Male Chorus presents an authentic Torsk (Cod) Dinner from 4-6pm at Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St. In addition to the food, there’ll be singing by the chorus and the Women’s Damekor. Tickets are $8-$15 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. 733-6618
    4:00pm
  • Cedar Project Party: Canoe songs, dances, local performers and storytelling will be part of the Lummi CEDAR Project’s 20-year anniversary party at 5:30pm at the Hampton Inn’s Fox Hall, 1661 W. Bakerview Rd. Tickets are $55. http://www.cedar-project.org
    5:30pm
  • Autism Awareness Benefit: Families for Autistic Children’s Education & Support (FACES) will host its 5th annual Autism Awareness Auction starting at 5:30pm at the Bellingham Golf & Country Club, 3729 Meridian St. Tickets are $75 and include live and silent auctions, a gourmet dinner, wine and microbrews. (360) 224-7077
    5:30pm
  • Interfaith Coalition Auction: The Interfaith Coalition presents its annual “Hope Auction” at 5:30pm at the Best Western Lakeway Inn & Conference Center, 714 Lakeway Dr. Tickets are $45-$100. http://www.interfaith-coaltion.org
    5:30pm
  • Line Dancing Classes: Western Line Dancing classes are offered at 6pm (beginners) and 7pm (intermediates) every Friday night at Lynden’s Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is needed. Cost is $5 per class. 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • Contra Dance: Seattle’s Tapsalteerie will provide live tunes at tonight’s Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Singles and beginners are welcome. Entry is $8-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Opera Popolare: Local singers will be highlighted at Opera Popolare’s third annual “Opera Selections” concert at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. A variety of solos and duets will be part of the concert. Admission is $5. http://www.operapopolare.com
    7:30pm
  • Tracy Spring and TR Ritchie: Vocalist and guitarist Tracy Spring will be joined by poet, songwriter and instrumentalist TR Ritchie at 7:30pm at a house concert in Bellingham’s Sunnyland neighborhood. Suggested donation is $10-$25. Call the number below for reservations and more information. 715-0076
    7:30pm
  • Comedy Show with Ralph Porter: West Coast comedian Ralph Porter presents a Comedy Show at 8:30pm at the Underground, 211 Chestnut St. 738-3701
    8:30pm

 

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