Week of Sunday, May 19, 2013
(93 events)

Sunday, May 19, 2013 (24 events)

  • Children’s Book Week: Celebrate youth literacy as part of Children’s Book Week from May 13-19 at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Storytimes, author events and more will happen through the week. http://www.villagebooks.com
    10:30am
  • Baja Design Competition: The Western Washington University chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers will host the Baja 2013 International Design Competition from 8am-5pm Thursday and Friday at Lynden’s NW Washington Fairgrounds and 8am-3pm Saturday and Sunday at Hannegan Speedway. The event—which calls for students to develop a vehicle—is free and open to the public. 650-4128 or http://www.wwu.edu/bajasae/
    8:00am
  • Little Shop of Horrors: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents Little Shop of Horrors for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Into the Woods: Young performers ages 12-15 present showings of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into the Woods at 7pm Friday, 1:30pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10 at the door or online. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Driving Miss Daisy: The Alger Lookout Thespian Association continues its production of Driving Miss Daisy with shows at 7pm Friday and Saturday and 2:30pm Sunday at Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. Tickets are $12-$14; matinee tickets are $10. http://www.altatheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Back 2 Bellingham: Art exhibits, planetarium shows, live music, paddling and bike excursions, theater, a carnival, campus tours, dinners, birding walks, presentations, open houses and much, much more will be part of the 100-plus activities happening during Western Washington University’s “Back2Bellingham” celebration happening on campus and throughout Bellingham Friday through Sunday. Many events are free. http://www.back2bellingham.com
    10:00am
  • Art by the Airport: The Whatcom Art Guild presents its annual Ski to Sea exhibit and sale, “Art by the Airport,” from 6-8pm Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Hampton Inn’s Fox Hall, 3985 Bennett Dr. Approximately 50 members will display artwork in a variety of genres, and there’ll be art demos, a garden plant sale and food by Bare Bones Barbecue. Entry is free. http://www.whatcomartguild.org
    6:00pm
  • Crenshaw Family Reunion: Watch familial shenanigans ensue at showings of Crenshaw Family Reunion at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Everson’s Nooksack Valley High School, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Tickets are $8. http://www.nooksackschools.org
    7:00pm
  • Book and Plant Sale: Used books, DVD and plants can be purchased at a Used Book and Plant Sale from 10am-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. 599-2020
    10:00am
  • Camano Island Studio Tour: Forty-eight artists, 31 studios and three galleries will be part of the 15th annual Camano Island Studio Tour from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday throughout the island. The self-guided tour is free. http://www.camanoarts.org
    10:00am
  • Multicultural Festival: Attend a free Multicultural Family Festival from 12:30-5pm at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Live global entertainment, interactive cultural activities, delicious international cuisine, local vendors, arts, crafts and children’s village will be part of the festivities. (360) 416-7786
    12:30am
  • 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
  • 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
  • Haulin’ Axe Run/Walk: The “Haulin’ Axe” Run/Walk begins at 9:30am at the Barkley Haggen, 4210 Springland Lane. Entry to the 5K run and two-mile walk is $15-$35; proceeds benefit the Support Office Community Care and Firefighters for Fun. http://www.haulinaxe.com
    9:30am
  • Ridin’ Low in the 3-6-0: The 13th annual “Ridin’ Low in the 3-6-0” takes place from 11am-5pm at Western Washington University’s Red Square as part of Back2Bellingham. The event—which celebrates Latino culture—includes a car show, music, food, family-friendly contests, dancing and informational booths. http://www.back2bellingham.com
    11:00am
  • Summer Rides: As part of Everybody Bike’s Summer Rides series, hook up for an “Urban Farmers” ride at 1pm starting at the gazebo at Elizabeth Park. You’ll be visiting chicken coops, beekeepers and friendly goats on the household farm tour. No registration is required. http://www.everybodybike.com
    1:00pm
  • Bug Sing-Along: Join the Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) for a short performance and community sing-along from 1:30-3:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. All ages are welcome. Bring your “uke” and prepare to have a good time. http://www.villagebooks.com
    1:30pm
  • Rural Delivery: The contemporary bluegrass sounds of Seattle’s Rural Delivery can be heard at a 2pm concert at Nancy’s Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.nancysfarm.com
    2:00pm
  • Garden Workshop: Master gardeners will focus on “Transplanting and Planting Properly” as part of a free spring and summer workshop series at 2pm at Ferndale’s Hovander Homestead Park. No registration is necessary. http://www.whatcom.wsu.edu
    2:00pm
  • Sprout Walk: Join members of the Washington Native Plant Society for a family-friendly “Sprout Walk” from 2-3:30pm at Ferndale’s Tennant Lake Interpretive Center. The walk is designed for children ages 4-6 with adult guardians. Please register in advance. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.wnps.org
    2:00pm
  • Spring Choral Concert: Combined WWU choirs will perform at a free “Spring Choral Concert” at 3pm at the school’s Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is welcome to attend. 650-3130
    3:00pm
  • Mind-Bending Mentalist: Principles of psychology, magical illusion, intuition and perceptual manipulation will be used when “mind-bending mentalist” Brian Ledbetter performs at 3pm and 7pm at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets will be $10 at the door, and proceeds will benefit the theater’s Digital Futures Initiative. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    3:00pm
  • Shoe Print Art: As part of Children’s Book Week, children’s author and crafter Karen Roberts leads a “Shoe Print Art: Step Into Drawing” workshop for kids ages 4 to 10 at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Sound Healing: A “Sound Healing” Kirtan concert with Amitabhan and Kristen Rubis begins at 6:30pm at 8 Petals Yoga Studio, 1317 Commercial St. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Funds raised will benefit the Brigid Collins Family Support Center. http://www.brownpapertickets.com
    6:30pm

Monday, May 20, 2013 (4 events)

  • Ethiopian Cuisine: Mulu Belay helms an “Ethiopian Cuisine” course from 6-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $35. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Croissant Class: Pastry Chef Erik Morris focuses on “Croissants and Laminate Doughs” at a course in Mount Vernon from 6:30-8:30pm at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Rocks & Gems: Join the Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club for its monthly meeting at 7pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Center, 2214 Electric Ave. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A new weekly open mic for comedians, dubbed “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 8pm Mondays at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    8:00pm

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 (5 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
  • Children’s Art Reception: An opening reception for a Children’s Art Show takes place from 6:30-8pm at the Lynden Public Library, 216 4th St. The works by the young artists will be up through May 31. 354-4883
    6:30pm
  • Homemade Cookout: Get—and taste—recipes for summer at a “Homemade Cookout: BBQ and Other Summer Sauces” 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
  • Season Your Halibut: Robert Fong teaches a “Season Your Halibut” course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $45. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Mt. Baker Toppers: The men’s a cappella chorus known as the Mt. Baker Toppers perform at a fundraising concert to benefit the Interfaith Coalition’s housing program at 7pm at First Christian Church, 495 E. Bakerview Rd. Suggested donation is $5 or more. http://www.bhamfcc.com
    7:00pm

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 (8 events)

  • Ski to Sea Book Sale: The annual Ski to Sea Book Sale happens from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-3pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    10:00am
  • Taste of Tourism: Sample gustatory goods from area restaurants and caterers at the annual “Taste of Tourism” gathering from 11:30am-1pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. 671-3990 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    11:30am
  • 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
  • Art of Gnocchi: Mary Ellen Carter and Lisa Dixon team up for an “Art of Gnocchi” course from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Drinking Liberally: The Bellingham Chapter of Drinking liberally meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7pm at the Ranch Room, 113 E. Holly St. The inclusive progressive social group provides a fun and informal platform for casual dialogue between local citizens and thought leaders in the community. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    7:00pm
  • A River Reborn: Award-winning Seattle Times science reporter Lynda Mapes shares stories from her book Elwha: A River Reborn at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book also features photos by Steve Ringman. 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

Thursday, May 23, 2013 (15 events)

  • Ski to Sea Book Sale: The annual Ski to Sea Book Sale happens from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-3pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    10:00am
  • Hypnotist Ron Stubbs: Master hypnotist Ron Stubbs brings his “Rock & Roll Comedy Hypnosis Show” to Anacortes for 7pm shows Thursday and Friday at the Walton Events Center at the Swinomish Casino. Tickets are $5. http://www.swinomishcasinoandlodge.com
    7:00pm
  • Alzheimer Society Open House: Join the Alzheimer Society of Washington for an open house and 30th anniversary celebration from 4:30-6:30pm at the nonprofit’s headquarters at 1308 Meador Ave. For more info: http://www.alzsociety http://www.alzsociety.org
    4:30pm
  • Spaghetti Taste-Off: Area restaurants and the La Conner School Culinary Class will compete at a Spaghetti Sauce Taste-Off from 4:30-7:30pm at Maple Hall, 104 N. Commercial St. Vote on your favorite and enjoy a full plate. Tickets are $5-$8; funds raised go to the hanging baskets that line the main streets of La Conner through the summer. http://www.lovelaconner.com
    4:30pm
  • Jerri Mercer: Pianist Jerri Mercer will give a free performance from 5:30-7:30pm at the Piano Lounge at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • After Hours Art: “Crafts in Architecture” will be the focus at the weekly “After Hours Art” gathering at 6:30pm at the Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Kevin Kudo-King, an Olson Kundig Architect, will lead the way. Entry is free with $5 Thursday admission. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    6:30pm
  • Improv for Education: A student improv comedy performance, dinner, live and silent auctions and a dessert dash will be part of Community in Schools of Whatcom County’s 5th annual “Improv for Education” fundraiser from 6:30-8pm at Broadway Hall, 1300 Broadway. All proceeds will benefit students. Entry is free; please register in advance (and donate!). http://www.whatcomcounty.ciswa.org
    6:30pm
  • Springtime in Paris: Salmon filet, cauliflower gratin and leek vinaigrette salad will be among the menu items Karina Davidson will highlight at a “Springtime in Paris” class from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Health Care Talk: “The Washington Health Security Trust: How to Get to State-based Universal Healthcare” will be the focus of a United for National Healthcare meeting at 7pm at St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy. http://www.unitedforhealthcare.org
    7:00pm
  • Fidalgo Youth Symphony: The Fidalgo Youth Symphony’s “Grand Finale” concert begins at 7pm at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The concert is the culmination of a full season of learning, perfecting and the realization of potential. Tickets are $15. http://www.mcintyrehall.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
  • Silvana Camelio Presentation: Bellingham’s Sister Cities Association presents a speaking and photo presentation with Chilean Silvana Camelio, a competitor in the 2013 Patagonia Expedition Race and a road bike racer for the upcoming Ski to Sea race, at 7:30pm at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St. Entry is free. http://www.bsca.org
    7:30pm
  • Boob Tour: Stand Up to Cancer presents the “Boob Tour” starting at 7:30pm at Lynden’s NW Washington Showgrounds, 1775 Front St. Tickets to the comedy show are $20-$25; proceeds benefit Relay for Life of North Whatcom. http://www.relayforlifenorthwhatcom.org
    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, May 24, 2013 (13 events)

  • Ski to Sea Book Sale: The annual Ski to Sea Book Sale happens from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-3pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    10:00am
  • Hypnotist Ron Stubbs: Master hypnotist Ron Stubbs brings his “Rock & Roll Comedy Hypnosis Show” to Anacortes for 7pm shows Thursday and Friday at the Walton Events Center at the Swinomish Casino. Tickets are $5. http://www.swinomishcasinoandlodge.com
    7:00pm
  • Group Showcases, Hodgepodge: Ensembles that have been created to present special high-caliber improv performances can be seen at “Group Showcases” gigs at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "Hodgepodge" shows. Tickets are $8-$10, and additional showings happen May 31 and June 1. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Abilene: Follow Captain Gideon Harris and his struggles to bring the first cattle drive to the town of Abilene, Kansas, when the fourth episode of Ben Eisner’s five-part serial play, Abilene shows at 8pm and 10pm shows Friday and Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tune in for a new episode each weekend through June 1. Tickets are $10. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Northwest Folklife Festival: Hundreds of musicians and artists from the region and around the globe will converge as part of the 42nd annual Northwest Folklife Festival from 11am-10pm Friday through Sunday, and 11am-9pm Monday, at the Seattle Center. Entry to the music and art extravaganza is free, but donations are welcomed. http://www.nwfolklife.org
    11:00am
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for “Wild Things” excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in May at Cornwall Park. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Real Change: Tim Harris, founding director of the Real Change News and the Homeless Empowerment Project, will talk about and answer questions relating his longtime work as a poor people’s organizer at 3:30pm at WWU’s Communications facility room 115. The event is free and open to the public. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    3:30pm
  • 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
  • Farm Fun Friday: Food, drinks, live music and lawn games will be part of “Farm Fun Fridays” until 9pm every Friday through July 5 at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. The distillery tasting room will also be open late, with free tastings. From 4-6pm, happy hour specials will be available. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    4:00pm
  • Ski to Sea Block Party: An all-ages Ski to Sea Block Party happens from 5-9pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. In celebration of the movie The Mountain Runners, attendees can wear Ski to Sea-themed attire for a chance to win prizes (dress as either a 1911 racer or a modern-day one). Dancing, music by the Atlantics, a scavenger hunt and more will also be part of the festivities. http://www.skitosea.com
    5:00pm
  • Electric Baroque: Pacific Northwest cellist and guitarist Matt Rehfeldt heads a “Baroque Concerti on Electric Guitar” CD release concert at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Entry is $20 at the door. 734-2776 or http://www.mattrehfeldt.com
    7:30pm
  • Ecstatic Dance: Enjoy spontaneous, inner-guided dancing to a wave of world fusion music every Friday from 7:30-9pm at the Purple Church Ecstatic Dance, 311 E. Holly St. Suggested donation is $5-$10. 734-1596
    7:30pm
  • Ladies Night Out Walk: “Moon of the Flowers” will be the focus of a Ladies Night Out walk with Wild Whatcom Walks at 8pm in Whatcom County (location will be divulged upon registration). Entry is $7 per person. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    8:00pm

Saturday, May 25, 2013 (26 events)

  • Ski to Sea Book Sale: The annual Ski to Sea Book Sale happens from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-3pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    10:00am
  • Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour: The semiannual Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour takes place from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday throughout the island. More than 22 island artists will share their wares at the 16 open studios at the self-guided tour. Entry is free, and maps can be picked up at participating locales. 758-2815 or http://www.lummi-island.com
    10:00am
  • Group Showcases, Hodgepodge: Ensembles that have been created to present special high-caliber improv performances can be seen at “Group Showcases” gigs at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "Hodgepodge" shows. Tickets are $8-$10, and additional showings happen May 31 and June 1. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Abilene: Follow Captain Gideon Harris and his struggles to bring the first cattle drive to the town of Abilene, Kansas, when the fourth episode of Ben Eisner’s five-part serial play, Abilene shows at 8pm and 10pm shows Friday and Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tune in for a new episode each weekend through June 1. Tickets are $10. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Northwest Folklife Festival: Hundreds of musicians and artists from the region and around the globe will converge as part of the 42nd annual Northwest Folklife Festival from 11am-10pm Friday through Sunday, and 11am-9pm Monday, at the Seattle Center. Entry to the music and art extravaganza is free, but donations are welcomed. http://www.nwfolklife.org
    11:00am
  • 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
  • Pancake Breakfast: A monthly Pancake Breakfast takes place from 8-11am at Ferndale’s American Legion Post 154, 5537 2nd Ave. Entry is $2.50-$5.50. 384-7474
    8:00am
  • Blossom Time Pancake Breakfast: Get fed before watching the Ski to Sea Grand Parade at the annual Blossom Time Pancake Breakfast from 8am-12pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Entry is $3.50 for kids and $6 for adults. 733-4030
    8:00am
  • Mount Vernon Farmers Market: The Mount Vernon Farmers Market opens up for the season from 9am-1pm at its temporary location in the parking lot at Skagit State Bank, 901 Cleveland Ave. The market continues through Oct. 19, and a Wednesday Market begins June 5. http://www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.com
    9:00am
  • NW Robotics Festival: Demos from various robotics clubs and organizations, racing competitions, robot-building for kids and much more will be part of the 8th annual Northwest Robotics Festival from 9am-2pm at the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, 1312 Bay St. Entry is free. http://www.sparkmuseum.org
    9:00am
  • Anacortes Farmers Market: Visit the Anacortes Farmers Market from 9am-2pm every Saturday through Oct. 26 at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Book Sale: Help raise funds for postage to send books into prisons when Bellingham Books to Prisoners holds a Book Sale from 9am-3pm outside Bellingham Music, 232 E. Champion St. Hardbacks of all kinds will be available for $1 each. 733-9099
    9:00am
  • Blueberry Magic: Learn how to grow your own at a “Blueberry Magic” workshop at 10am at Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd. Register in advance for the free course. http://www.bakerviewnursery.com
    10:00am
  • Book Club: Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe will be the focus of the Deming Book Club’s monthly meeting from 10am-12pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. All adults are welcome. 592-2422
    10:00am
  • Community Meal: Shepherd’s pie, mashed potatoes, green salad and brownies will be on the menu at the bimonthly Community Meal from 10am-2pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Entry is free and open to all. 384-1422
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: The Bellingham Farmers Market can be visited from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 21at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Fresh produce, crafts and a variety of ready-to-eat good are available. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Ferndale Farmers Market: Fresh produce and handcrafted products will be available for perusal and purchase at the Ferndale Public Market from 10am-3pm at the town’s Centennial Riverwalk Park. The weekly market runs through Oct. 12. http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.com
    10:00am
  • Pregnancy and Baby Kids Expo: A “Pregnancy and Baby Kids Expo” takes place from 10am-4pm at the Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. In addition to commercial vendors, there’ll be crafts, art, food, music, door prizes and more. Entry is $2. (360) 527-3325 or http://www.babykidsexpo.com
    10:00am
  • Blossom Time Grand Parade: The Ski to Sea Blossom Time Grand Parade begins at noon in downtown Bellingham at the intersection of Cornwall Avenue and Alabama Street and ends at York and State streets. “Whatcom County: Watch Us Grow” will be the theme of this year’s parade. http://www.skitosea.com
    12:00pm
  • Hidden Treasures: Learn more about why space restrictions allow most museums to display only about 10 percent of their holdings at a “Hidden Museum Treasures” presentation at 1pm at the Lynden Pioneer Museum, 217 Front St. Journalist Harriet Baskas will present a fast-paced, photo-filled and, at times, somewhat offbeat tour of Washington history through the stories of museum artifacts that are rarely—or never—shown to the public. http://www.lyndenpioneermuseum.com
    1:00pm
  • Caricature Workshop: Longtime illustrator John McColloch will lead a “Caricature Workshop” from 1-4pm at Bellingham’s Egress Studio. Participants will learn what types of tools to use, how to engage the person and what to do when something inevitably goes wrong. Entry is $50. http://www.egressstudio.com
    1:00pm
  • Art and Wine: Attend an “Art and Wine” event from 3-5pm at Vartanyan Estate Winery, 1628 Huntley Rd. Artist Patricia Brown’s work will be available for perusal. Entry is $5 for a tasting fee, which is refundable if you purchase wine. http://www.vewinery.com
    3:00pm
  • 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
  • ViaVoice: The a cappella quartet known as ViaVoice performs jazz from the first half of the 20th century, and rock from the later half, at a 7pm performance at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Entry is $15 at the door or online. http://www.vvfirehouse.brownpapertickets.com
    7:00pm
  • Vancouver Island Kayaking: Leaf Schumann and Louise Granger will share slides and stories focusing on “An Amateur’s Guide to Kayaking Vancouver Island’s Broken Island Group” from 7-8:30pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. All ages are welcome. 592-2422
    7:00pm
  • Circus Inflammable: Raise funds to help pay for recent improvements made to the Bellingham Circus Guild’s headquarters at “Circus Inflammable” shows this weekend at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., suite #102. At 8:30pm Saturday, there’ll be a “Fire Show” fundraiser (beer garden opens at 7pm). On Sunday, there’ll be 30-minute vaudeville shows starting at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm. Entry is $15 to the Saturday show, and suggested donation for the Sunday shows is $10-$15. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    8:30pm

 

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