Week of Sunday, March 31, 2013
(85 events)

Sunday, March 31, 2013 (8 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
  • True West: Sam Shepard’s famous “dramedy”, True West, opens this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The play focuses on a Hollywood screenwriter who goes home to southern California and the familial shenanigans that ensue. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen through April 14. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Rock & Gem Show: The Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club will host its 52nd annual Rock & Gem Show from 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday at the Bloedel Donovan Community Center, 2214 Electric Ave. Gold-panning demos, rocks shows, sales of rocks and fossils, dealers, activities for kids and more will be part of the fun. Entry is free. http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
    10:00am
  • 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
  • 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
  • Easter Brunch: Bring your kids to an Easter Egg Hunt in the beer garden and stick around to eat at an Easter Brunch happening from 10am-2pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry to the all-you-can-eat feast is $12 for kids and $20 for adults. Reservations are recommended. http://www.bbaybrewery.com
    10:00am
  • Art Bash Show: As part of the 2013 Skagit Tulip Festival, attend the annual “Art Bash” Show starting today and continuing daily from 11am-7pm through April 28 at the Farm House Restaurant, 13724 La Conner-Whitney and Rte. 20. The event features a consortium of multimedia artists presenting a collection of affordable and original fine art. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    11:00am
  • Art of Jazz: Julian MacDonough (drums), Chuck Kistler (bass), and Josh Cook (tenor sax) will perform at the Jazz Project’s monthly Art of Jazz concert from 4-6:30pm at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10-$16. http://www.jazzproject.org
    4:00pm

Monday, April 1, 2013 (3 events)

  • Skagit Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival happens April 1-30 throughout the Skagit Valley. In addition to the acres upon acres of daffodils and tulips to peruse, there’ll be art shows, street fairs, parades, wine tastings, the “world’s largest garage sale” and much, much more. The flowers bloom according to Mother Nature, so check out the website listed here to check out what’s blooming, and where. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    10:00am
  • Ship of Fools Reception: An opening reception for the revived "Ship of Fools" exhibit takes place from 6-10pm at the Whatcom Peace & Justice Center, 1220 Bay St. The show focuses on the themes of politics, social commentary and satire, and is meant to inspire dialogue and discussion. An additional reception happens from 6-10pm Fri., April 5 during the downtown Bellingham Art Walk. 734-0217 or http://www.whatcompjc.org
    6:00pm
  • Halloween Again: Local circus performer JustinCredible—he of the “longest string passed through the nose and mouth in one minute” fame—presents an April Fools Day show, “Halloween Again,” from 6:30-10pm at the Bellingham Circus Guild’s Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., suite #102. In addition to square dancing to live music, there’ll be circus, sideshow and commedia dell’arte performances. You can also expect Halloween-type activities such as bobbing for apples, musical chairs, a costume contest and http://www.justincrediblesideshow.com
    6:30pm

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 (4 events)

  • Skagit Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival happens April 1-30 throughout the Skagit Valley. In addition to the acres upon acres of daffodils and tulips to peruse, there’ll be art shows, street fairs, parades, wine tastings, the “world’s largest garage sale” and much, much more. The flowers bloom according to Mother Nature, so check out the website listed here to check out what’s blooming, and where. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Coal Activist Meeting: The Coal Activist monthly meeting takes place from 6:30-8:30pm at RE Sources’ Sustainable Living Center, 2309 Meridian St. Hear the latest updates from the Power Past Coal campaign trail, find out about upcoming events and actions, and meet other local community members getting engaged in the fight against Big Coal. 303-1660 or http://www.re-sources.org
    6:30pm
  • A Gestalt Life: Cynthia Sheldon shares ideas from her new book, Gestalt As A Way of Life, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. She includes descriptions from founder Fritz Perls, her own experiences, and shows similarities to Buddhism, Eckhart Tolle’s teachings, and the Navajo way of life. 671-2626
    7:00pm

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 (11 events)

  • Skagit Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival happens April 1-30 throughout the Skagit Valley. In addition to the acres upon acres of daffodils and tulips to peruse, there’ll be art shows, street fairs, parades, wine tastings, the “world’s largest garage sale” and much, much more. The flowers bloom according to Mother Nature, so check out the website listed here to check out what’s blooming, and where. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Music Club Concert: Recipients of the Virginia Glover WWU Awards will perform at the Bellingham Music Club’s monthly free concert offering at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. All are welcome. 671-0252
    10:30am
  • Redefining Life Reception: An opening reception for the “Redefining Life” exhibit takes place from 5-6:30pm at the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Nutrition and Diabetes Clinic, 809 Chestnut St. The showcase of creative expression and original art pieces by artists who have disabling conditions will be on display through June 7. http://www.peacehealth.org
    5:00pm
  • Green Drinks: Likeminded environmentally conscious folks can network at the monthly meet-and-greet known as Green Drinks from 5-7pm at Cirrus Cycles, 611 Kentucky St. Bring your own glass. 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
  • 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
  • Ballroom Dance: Sentimental Journey will perform at the monthly Ballroom Dance happening from 6-8pm at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Admission is free, and all skill levels are invited. 733-3500
    6:00pm
  • Backyard Beans: Krista Rome of the Backyard Beans and Grains Project will be the featured speaker at the Birchwood Garden Club’s monthly meeting at 7pm at Whatcom Museum’s Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect St. Rome’s topic is important to vegetarians or people with dairy allergies who want locally grown foods that match their dietary regimes. http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org or www.backyardbeansandgrains.com
    7:00pm
  • Homeless Homeland: Pamela Olson reads from her autobiographical book Fast Times in Palestine: A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.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
  • NBA Hall of Famer: The cross-border comedy duo known as NBA Hall of Famer bring their two-man show to Bellingham for an 8pm gig at Western Washington University’s Old Main Theater. WWU’s improv troupe, Dead Parrots Society, will open the show. Tickets are $3. 650-6146
    8:00pm

Thursday, April 4, 2013 (13 events)

  • Skagit Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival happens April 1-30 throughout the Skagit Valley. In addition to the acres upon acres of daffodils and tulips to peruse, there’ll be art shows, street fairs, parades, wine tastings, the “world’s largest garage sale” and much, much more. The flowers bloom according to Mother Nature, so check out the website listed here to check out what’s blooming, and where. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    10:00am
  • The Highline Sermons: Glenn Hergenhahn’s new play, The Highline Sermons, continues this weekend with 8pm showings Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play also features the writing of Raven Burnett, Kamarie Chapman, Sol Olmstead, Tim Sanders, Colby Day, and others. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • True West: Sam Shepard’s famous “dramedy”, True West, continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The play focuses on a Hollywood screenwriter who goes home to southern California and the familial shenanigans that ensue. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen through April 14. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Legally Blonde: The stage version of Legally Blonde can be seen at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to see the musical are $20 and additional showings happen weekends through April 27. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Wine and Tulips: The 9th annual Spring Wine & Tulips Festival takes place from 11am-6pm every Thursday through Monday through April 28 at Mount Vernon’s Carpenter Creek Winery, 20376 E. Hickox Rd. Skagit Valley wine, local foods, regional delicacies and goodies will be available. Limited edition and reserve wines will be available for tasting, as well as discount pricing on most wines. http://www.carpentercreek.com
    11:00am
  • Wine and Tulips: The 9th annual Spring Wine & Tulips Festival takes place from 11am-6pm every Thursday through Monday through April 28 at Mount Vernon’s Carpenter Creek Winery, 20376 E. Hickox Rd. Skagit Valley wine, local foods, regional delicacies and goodies will be available. Limited edition and reserve wines will be available for tasting, as well as discount pricing on most wines. http://www.carpentercreek.com
    11:00am
  • Century of Jazz: Live music by the Bob Storms Trio will be part of an a brown bag gathering focused on Milt Krieger’s book The Less Subdued Excitement: A Century of Jazz at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • Marvin J: Pianist Marvin J will do his thing at a free concert happening from 5:30-7:30pm at the Piano Lounge at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • Pocket Neighborhoods: Author and architect Ross Chapin will give a talk focusing on “Pocket Neighborhoods” at an “After Hours Arts” gathering at 6:30pm at Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Entry is free with $5 Thursday admission. http://www.whatcommuseum.com
    6:30pm
  • Chuckanut Radio Hour: Jennie Shortridge, author of Love Water Memory, will be the featured author at the monthly Chuckanut Radio Hour live taping at 7pm at Whatcom Community College’s Heiner Theater. Poet Kevin Murphy, Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes, an episode of the “Bellingham Bean” and more will be part of the fun. Tickets are $5. 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
  • 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, April 5, 2013 (15 events)

  • Skagit Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival happens April 1-30 throughout the Skagit Valley. In addition to the acres upon acres of daffodils and tulips to peruse, there’ll be art shows, street fairs, parades, wine tastings, the “world’s largest garage sale” and much, much more. The flowers bloom according to Mother Nature, so check out the website listed here to check out what’s blooming, and where. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    10:00am
  • The Highline Sermons: Glenn Hergenhahn’s new play, The Highline Sermons, continues this weekend with 8pm showings Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play also features the writing of Raven Burnett, Kamarie Chapman, Sol Olmstead, Tim Sanders, Colby Day, and others. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • True West: Sam Shepard’s famous “dramedy”, True West, continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The play focuses on a Hollywood screenwriter who goes home to southern California and the familial shenanigans that ensue. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen through April 14. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Legally Blonde: The stage version of Legally Blonde can be seen at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to see the musical are $20 and additional showings happen weekends through April 27. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Wine and Tulips: The 9th annual Spring Wine & Tulips Festival takes place from 11am-6pm every Thursday through Monday through April 28 at Mount Vernon’s Carpenter Creek Winery, 20376 E. Hickox Rd. Skagit Valley wine, local foods, regional delicacies and goodies will be available. Limited edition and reserve wines will be available for tasting, as well as discount pricing on most wines. http://www.carpentercreek.com
    11:00am
  • Wine and Tulips: The 9th annual Spring Wine & Tulips Festival takes place from 11am-6pm every Thursday through Monday through April 28 at Mount Vernon’s Carpenter Creek Winery, 20376 E. Hickox Rd. Skagit Valley wine, local foods, regional delicacies and goodies will be available. Limited edition and reserve wines will be available for tasting, as well as discount pricing on most wines. http://www.carpentercreek.com
    11:00am
  • Chippendales: Women 21-and-over can get some serious eye candy when the men of the Chippendales share their muscular masses at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Silver Reef Casino, 4876 Haxton Way. Tickets to the “ultimate girls night out” are $30. http://www.silverreefcasino.com
    8:00pm
  • Scratch Pad, Harold: Improvisational comedy and poetry will inspire each other when “Scratch Pad” returns at 8pm every Friday and Saturday in April at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “Harold” shows. Tickets are $8-$10. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Phrasings in Word + Dance: Members of Bellingham Repertory Dance with team up with local, regional and national wordsmiths for the annual “Phrasings in Word + Dance” performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The show will include Bellingham dancers, actors, writers and poets who have melded their crafts together to create something new for the stage. Tickets are $12-$15. http://www.bhamrep.org
    7:30pm
  • WeSNIP Garage Sale: Peruse a gigantic amount of goods at WeSnip’s Spring Garage Sale fundraiser from 8am-4pm Fri., 9am-4pm Sat., and 10am-2pm Sunday at Cascade Business Park, 5373 Guide Meridian. The sale happens again April 13-14. 398-8262 or http://www.wesnip.org
    8:00am
  • 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
  • Anacortes Gallery Walk: The Scott Milo Gallery, Anne Martin McCool Gallery, the Majestic Inn and Spa, Burton Jewelers, the Anacortes Arts Festival Office, and the Depot Arts Center will be among the venues taking part in the monthly Gallery Walk from 6-9pm in downtown Anacortes. Entry is free. http://www.anacortesart.com
    6:00pm
  • Art Walk: Peruse a variety of galleries and businesses at the monthly Art Walk happening from 6-10pm throughout downtown Bellingham. Check out the venues at the website listed here, or pick up a map at participating locations. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Betty Desire: Bellingham’s favorite drag queen, Betty Desire, brings her singing and wisecracking to Stanwood for a 7pm show at the Firelight Bistro, 10007 270th St. There’s no cover, but RSVPs are recommended. (360) 629-7575
    7:00pm
  • Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Irish dancing, music, costumes and much more will be highlighted when Michael Flatley’s much-lauded Lord of the Dance comes to Bellingham for an 8pm show at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $20-$69. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm

Saturday, April 6, 2013 (38 events)

  • Skagit Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival happens April 1-30 throughout the Skagit Valley. In addition to the acres upon acres of daffodils and tulips to peruse, there’ll be art shows, street fairs, parades, wine tastings, the “world’s largest garage sale” and much, much more. The flowers bloom according to Mother Nature, so check out the website listed here to check out what’s blooming, and where. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    10:00am
  • The Highline Sermons: Glenn Hergenhahn’s new play, The Highline Sermons, continues this weekend with 8pm showings Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play also features the writing of Raven Burnett, Kamarie Chapman, Sol Olmstead, Tim Sanders, Colby Day, and others. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • True West: Sam Shepard’s famous “dramedy”, True West, continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The play focuses on a Hollywood screenwriter who goes home to southern California and the familial shenanigans that ensue. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen through April 14. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Legally Blonde: The stage version of Legally Blonde can be seen at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to see the musical are $20 and additional showings happen weekends through April 27. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Wine and Tulips: The 9th annual Spring Wine & Tulips Festival takes place from 11am-6pm every Thursday through Monday through April 28 at Mount Vernon’s Carpenter Creek Winery, 20376 E. Hickox Rd. Skagit Valley wine, local foods, regional delicacies and goodies will be available. Limited edition and reserve wines will be available for tasting, as well as discount pricing on most wines. http://www.carpentercreek.com
    11:00am
  • Wine and Tulips: The 9th annual Spring Wine & Tulips Festival takes place from 11am-6pm every Thursday through Monday through April 28 at Mount Vernon’s Carpenter Creek Winery, 20376 E. Hickox Rd. Skagit Valley wine, local foods, regional delicacies and goodies will be available. Limited edition and reserve wines will be available for tasting, as well as discount pricing on most wines. http://www.carpentercreek.com
    11:00am
  • Chippendales: Women 21-and-over can get some serious eye candy when the men of the Chippendales share their muscular masses at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Silver Reef Casino, 4876 Haxton Way. Tickets to the “ultimate girls night out” are $30. http://www.silverreefcasino.com
    8:00pm
  • Scratch Pad, Harold: Improvisational comedy and poetry will inspire each other when “Scratch Pad” returns at 8pm every Friday and Saturday in April at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “Harold” shows. Tickets are $8-$10. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Phrasings in Word + Dance: Members of Bellingham Repertory Dance with team up with local, regional and national wordsmiths for the annual “Phrasings in Word + Dance” performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The show will include Bellingham dancers, actors, writers and poets who have melded their crafts together to create something new for the stage. Tickets are $12-$15. http://www.bhamrep.org
    7:30pm
  • WeSNIP Garage Sale: Peruse a gigantic amount of goods at WeSnip’s Spring Garage Sale fundraiser from 8am-4pm Fri., 9am-4pm Sat., and 10am-2pm Sunday at Cascade Business Park, 5373 Guide Meridian. The sale happens again April 13-14. 398-8262 or http://www.wesnip.org
    8:00am
  • StashFest: A two-day sale of unique and remarkable fabrics dubbed "StashFest" happens from 11am-5pm Saturday and 11am-4pm Sunday at the La Conner Civic Garden Club, 622 S. Second St. Entry is free, but if you want to get a sneak peek, attend a Preview Sale from 10am-11am Saturday morning. Tickets for that are $20. http://www.stashfest.com
    11:00am
  • Stamp & Coin Show: Professional dealers from across the Northwest will sell stamps, coins, gold, silver, postcards, covers, collectibles and other collecting supplies at the annual Stamp & Coin Show from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Hampton Inn’s Fox Hall, 3985 Bennett Dr. Entry is free. (360) 676-8720
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Rummage Sale: A “huge” Rummage Sale takes place from 8am-3pm at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. Items can be donated through April 4. 332-8040
    8:00am
  • Birch Bay Road Race: Choose from 5K, 15K or 30K runs as part of the Birch Bay Road Race, which kicks off at 8:30am at Blaine’s Harborview Medical Clinic, 8097 Harborview Rd. Entry prices vary. http://www.birchbayroadrace.com
    8:30am
  • Veggie Patch Class: Designer Nancy Elvebak will lead a “Vegetable Patch Design” class starting at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Entry is free; please register in advance. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Terrell Creek Work Party: Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association and the Chums of Terrell Creek to plant native trees and shrubs at a Work Party from 9am-12pm along Terrell Creek. Parking will be available at the former Birch Bay Bible Church. http://www.n-sea.org
    9:00am
  • Tulip Run: The 28th annual Skagit Valley Tulip Run kicks of at 9:30am at Burlington’s Skagit Regional Airport. Registration is located at Van Zyverden Bulb, 12035 Higgins Airport Way. Entry is $13-$24. http://www.tuliprun.com
    9:30am
  • Boulevard Park Work Party: Help remove invasive weeds at a Work Party with Bellingham Parks & Rec happening from 10am-12pm at Boulevard Park. Gloves, tools, directions and guidance will be provided. 778-7105 or http://www.cob.org
    10:00am
  • Litter Becomes Art: As part of Allied Arts’ and the RE Store’s annual “Recycled Art Show” exhibits, attend a “Litter Becomes Art” event from 10am-2pm at Locust Beach. Litter collected by participants will be made into a temporary art installation there on the beach. http://www.re-store.org/recycledartshow
    10:00am
  • Garden Classes: “Exotic Fruits for Whatcom County” will be the focus of a workshop at 10am at Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd. At 2pm, show up for “Seed Starting Basics.” Register in advance for the free classes. http://www.bakerviewnursery.com
    10:00am
  • Dahlia Tuber Sale: The Whatcom County Dahlia Society will host its annual Tuber Sale from 10am-3pm at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. More than 600 varieties of dahlias will be available. http://www.whatcomcountydahliasociety.org
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market Opening: Show up at 10am for the traditional “tossing of the cabbage” with Mayor Kelli Linville at Opening Day of the Bellingham Farmers Market at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. New and returning vendors will have everything from fresh produce to new crafts on hand, and there will be a variety of ready-to-eat goods. The market continues from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 21. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Humanities Washington Speaker Series: “It Takes a Village: Sparks of Light” will be the focus of a Humanities Washington Speaker Series talk with writer, educator and community builder Gloria Burgess at 10:15am at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. 778-7236
    10:15am
  • Garden Classes: Show up for a “Grow Your Own: The Locavore’s Garden” workshop starting at 10:30am at Everson’s Cloud Mountain Farm, 6906 Goodwin Rd. At 1:30pm, “Seed Starting” will be the focus. Classes are free, and no registration is required. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    10:30am
  • Quilt Exhibit Openings: An opening reception for "Historical Quilts from the Latimer," Karin Franzen's "At Home in High Places," and "La Conner in Bloom" takes place from 1-3pm at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 703 S. Second St. The works will be on display through June 23. http://www.laconnerquilts.com
    1:00pm
  • Comic Book Workshop for Girls: A free mini-comic workshop for girls ages 8 to 16 happens from 1-5pm in Anacortes at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave. Professional cartoonist/illustrator Genevieve Castree will lead the way. http://www.anchorartspace.org
    1:00pm
  • Traditional Jazz: Combo de Luxe will perform during the Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society’s monthly concert and 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
  • Todd Horton, Peregrine O’Gormley Reception: View works by Skagit artists Todd Horton and Peregrine O'Gormley at an opening reception from 3-5pm at La Conner's Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial St. The paintings and sculptures will be on display through May 19. http://www.gallerycygnus.com
    3:00pm
  • BUG Jam: Join the Bellingham Ukulele Group for a BUG Jam from 3-5pm at St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. A beginner’s workshop begins at 2pm. Loaner ukuleles will be provided. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
    3:00pm
  • Emerging Artists Concert: The La Conner Institute of Performing Arts presents an “Emerging Artists” concert from 3:30-5:30pm at the town’s Maple Hall, 104 Commercial. Entry is $15-$17. http://www.laconnerarts.com
    3:30pm
  • Studio X Reception: Attend an opening reception for "Studio X," an exhibit featuring works by Bellingham sculptors, painters and studio-mates Francis X Donovan and Bill Snow, from 5-8pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The works will be on display through April 28. http://www.smithandvallee.com
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • Asian Dinner: The South Asian Student Association will host its annual SASA Heritage Dinner at 6:30pm at Western Washington University’s Viking Union Multipurpose Room. South Asian cuisine will be provided, and there’ll be a variety of cultural performances. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 general. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    6:30pm
  • Dream Lives: Veteran journalist Sam Moses reads from his “rollicking” memoir, It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This: The Dream Lives of Papa Madre and the AngloArabAsian Brothers, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Skagit Contra Dance: Join the Skagit Contra Dancers for a Contra Dance from 7-9:30pm in Anacortes at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. On the Move will provide live music. Entry is $8 at the door, and both beginners and experienced dancers are welcome. http://www.skagitcontra.org
    7:00pm
  • The Producers: Skagit’s Theatre Arts Guild presents showings of the song-and-dance spectacular known as The Producers at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$40 and additional showings happen through April 20. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Greek and Balkan music can be heard when Dromeno performs at the First Saturday Folk Dance happening from 7:30-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $15. 380-0456
    7:30pm

 

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