Week of Sunday, May 26, 2013
(90 events)

Sunday, May 26, 2013 (13 events)

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • BFA Exhibits: Attend a variety of receptions and exhibits for seven Western Washington University BFA students from May 26-June 4 at the Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th St. An opening reception for Kimberly Balla’s “A Chemical Attraction” happens from 7-10pm Sunday (show continues from 9am-12pm Monday). From 6-9pm Monday, there’ll be a reception for Mariah Tate Klemens and Jake Reller. From 5-9pm Tuesday, Henry Jackson-Spieker’s “Harboring the Intangible” will open, and, from 5-9pm Thursday, http://www.luciadouglas.com
    7:00pm
  • Ski to Sea Race: Get in on the legacy of the 1911 Mt. Baker Marathon by showing up to support racers in the annual seven-leg racing extravaganza known as Ski to Sea, which kicks off at 7:45am on Mt. Baker and continues 90 miles to the shores of Bellingham Bay. http://www.skitosea.com
    7:45am
  • 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
  • Antique Car Show: As part of the Ski to Sea festivities, show up for the annual Antique Car Show from 10am-4pm at Bellingham’s Boulevard Park, 470 Bayview Dr. If you want to show off your car, entry is $15. The car show is free to peruse. http://www.aarcbellingham.com
    10:00am
  • Seconds Sale: The annual one-day-only offering known as the “Seconds Sale” takes place starting at 10am at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. Less-than-perfect pots can be found at perfect prices at the sale, which takes place during the Ski to Sea Fairhaven Festival. http://www.goodaearthpots.com
    10:00am
  • Fairhaven Festival: Attend the multi-street party known as the Fairhaven Festival from 10am-7pm throughout the historic district. In addition to live music by nearly a dozen bands on two stages, there’ll be a beer garden, arts and crafts vendors and special exhibits, a nonprofit fair on the Village Green, food booths, and a prime view of the Ski to Sea teams coming to rest at Marine Park. Entry is free. http://www.fairhaven.com or www.skitosea.com
    10:00am
  • Low Tide Adventure: Join Wild Whatcom Walks for a “Low Tide Adventure at Semiahmoo” Family Nature Club outing from 11am-1pm at Semiahmoo Beach. Registration is required as space is limited. Entry is $7 per person or $21 for a family of four. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    11:00am
  • Ninkasi Tasting: Reps from Ninkasi Brewing Company will be on hand at a tasting from 2-5pm at Old Fairhaven Wines, 1106 Harris Ave. Entry to taste the brews is $4. http://www.oldfairhavenwines.com
    2:00pm
  • Art of Jazz: The Thomas Marriott Quartet will perform at the monthly “Art of Jazz” concert from 4-6:30pm at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Entry is free for Jazz Project members, $10 for students, and $16 general. http://www.jazzproject.org
    4:00pm

Monday, May 27, 2013 (6 events)

  • 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
  • BFA Exhibits: Attend a variety of receptions and exhibits for seven Western Washington University BFA students from May 26-June 4 at the Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th St. An opening reception for Kimberly Balla’s “A Chemical Attraction” happens from 7-10pm Sunday (show continues from 9am-12pm Monday). From 6-9pm Monday, there’ll be a reception for Mariah Tate Klemens and Jake Reller. From 5-9pm Tuesday, Henry Jackson-Spieker’s “Harboring the Intangible” will open, and, from 5-9pm Thursday, http://www.luciadouglas.com
    7:00pm
  • Festival of Flags: “A Salute to the Women Who Made Our Freedom Possible” will be the theme of the 48th annual Festival of Flags and Remembrance Ceremony starting at 1pm at Ferndale’s Greenacres Memorial Park (corner of Axton and Northwest). At 1pm there’ll be music with Valley Voices and the remembrance ceremony starts at 2pm. Pearl Harbor survivors will speak at 3pm at the festival reception. Entry is free. 384-3401 or http://www.farewelltributes.com
    1:00pm
  • Backpacking Basics: Planning, presentation and gear will be covered at a free “Backpacking Basics” clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. You’ll also get important notes about trail etiquette and Leave No Trace principles. Please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Open Mic: Share your stories, poems or essays at the monthly literary minded Open Mic at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Story telling instructor Laurel Leigh will emcee the event. Sign up at the main counter on the first floor, or call the store to do it. 671-2626
    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 28, 2013 (6 events)

  • Pan the Musical Auditions: META Performing Arts will hold auditions for upcoming performances of Pan: The Musical from 6-9pm Tuesday and Wednesday at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Performances take place starting Sept. 20. http://www.lincolntheatre.org or www.metaperformingarts.org
    6:00pm
  • BFA Exhibits: Attend a variety of receptions and exhibits for seven Western Washington University BFA students from May 26-June 4 at the Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th St. An opening reception for Kimberly Balla’s “A Chemical Attraction” happens from 7-10pm Sunday (show continues from 9am-12pm Monday). From 6-9pm Monday, there’ll be a reception for Mariah Tate Klemens and Jake Reller. From 5-9pm Tuesday, Henry Jackson-Spieker’s “Harboring the Intangible” will open, and, from 5-9pm Thursday, http://www.luciadouglas.com
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Memory Into Memoir Reading: tudents from Laura Kalpakian’s writing class, “Memory Into Memoir,” will read from their finished pieces at 6pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    6:00pm
  • Backcountry Cooking: Want to earn how to make a hot maple bacon scone for breakfast while backpacking in the high country? If so, register for a free “Backcountry Cooking Basics” course at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Lightweight stoves and cookware, unique recipes, freeze dried samples and safe food handling will be covered. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Concert Choir: Western Washington University’s Concert Choir and Women’s Choral ensembles will perform at a concert at 8pm at the school’s Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-3130
    8:00pm

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 (7 events)

  • Pan the Musical Auditions: META Performing Arts will hold auditions for upcoming performances of Pan: The Musical from 6-9pm Tuesday and Wednesday at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Performances take place starting Sept. 20. http://www.lincolntheatre.org or www.metaperformingarts.org
    6:00pm
  • BFA Exhibits: Attend a variety of receptions and exhibits for seven Western Washington University BFA students from May 26-June 4 at the Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th St. An opening reception for Kimberly Balla’s “A Chemical Attraction” happens from 7-10pm Sunday (show continues from 9am-12pm Monday). From 6-9pm Monday, there’ll be a reception for Mariah Tate Klemens and Jake Reller. From 5-9pm Tuesday, Henry Jackson-Spieker’s “Harboring the Intangible” will open, and, from 5-9pm Thursday, http://www.luciadouglas.com
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Launchpad Reception: An opening reception honoring Studio Art majors at Western Washington University who are showing as part of the “Launchpad” exhibition happens from 6-8pm at the school’s Western Gallery. The works—which include painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, fibers, photography, and mixed media—will be on display through June 8. Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.westerngallery.wwu.edu
    6:00pm
  • Free Boy: Judy Bentley and Lorraine McConaghy will read from their book Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The biography explores issues of race, slavery, treason, and secession in Washington Territory. 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 30, 2013 (11 events)

  • BFA Exhibits Continued: As part of a week of exhibits showcasing works by WWU BFA students, attend an opening reception for Jarod Faw’s “Con-Structures” from 5-9pm Thursday at the Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th St. From 6-9pm Saturday, June 1, there’ll be a reception for Tessa Asato’s “The Middle Path” and, finally, there’ll be a reception from 5-9pm Mon., June 3 for Christa Dougherty’s “Passages.” http://www.luciadouglas.com
    5:00pm
  • BFA Exhibits: Attend a variety of receptions and exhibits for seven Western Washington University BFA students from May 26-June 4 at the Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th St. An opening reception for Kimberly Balla’s “A Chemical Attraction” happens from 7-10pm Sunday (show continues from 9am-12pm Monday). From 6-9pm Monday, there’ll be a reception for Mariah Tate Klemens and Jake Reller. From 5-9pm Tuesday, Henry Jackson-Spieker’s “Harboring the Intangible” will open, and, from 5-9pm Thursday, http://www.luciadouglas.com
    7:00pm
  • Andy Koch: Badd Dog Blues Society’s Andy Koch performs from 5:30-7:30pm at the Piano Lounge at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • Downtown Plant Walk: Join members of the Komo Kulshan chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society for a “Downtown Plants” excursion at 6pm starting at the Environmental Learning Center at Bellingham’s Maritime Heritage Park. The walk will be led by anthropologist Allan Richardson, co-author of Nooksack Place Names. Entry is free. http://www.wnps.org
    6:00pm
  • Coal Train Art Opening: An opening reception for the “Coal Train Art Show” exhibit happens from 6-8pm at Studio UFO, 301 W. Holly St. The exhibit will show through June, and there will also be a reception happening during the June 7 Art Walk. http://www.studioufo.net
    6:00pm
  • Bob Milne: Piano ragtime legend Bob Milne returns to Bellingham for a 7pm performance at the Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Milne has played for former presidents and at the 80th birthday of the late Neil Armstrong, so chances are he’s more than worth a listen. Tickets are $22. http://www.ragtime.brownpapertickets.com
    7:00pm
  • Freedom Sailors: Co-editors and authors William Dienst and David Schermerhorn read from their book Freedom Sailors at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book focuses on a grandiose plan to break Israel’s illegal military blockade of the Gaza Strip, a blockade that keeps more than 1.5 million people in an open-air prison. 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
  • A Rotten Demise: The murder mystery dinner theater, A Rotten Demise, shows at 7:30pm Thursday and at 6:30pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s 1st Street Cabaret, 612 S. 1st St. Tickets to the interactive theatrical experience are $45, and additional showings happen Thursdays and Sundays through June 27. 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

Friday, May 31, 2013 (15 events)

  • BFA Exhibits Continued: As part of a week of exhibits showcasing works by WWU BFA students, attend an opening reception for Jarod Faw’s “Con-Structures” from 5-9pm Thursday at the Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th St. From 6-9pm Saturday, June 1, there’ll be a reception for Tessa Asato’s “The Middle Path” and, finally, there’ll be a reception from 5-9pm Mon., June 3 for Christa Dougherty’s “Passages.” http://www.luciadouglas.com
    5:00pm
  • Final Episode of Abilene: Follow Captain Gideon Harris and his struggles to bring the first cattle drive to the town of Abilene, Kansas, when the fifth and final 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. Tickets are $10. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Group Showcases, Hodgepodge: Ensembles that have been created to present special high-caliber improv performances can be seen at “Group Showcases” gigs at 8pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, show up for “Hodgepodge” shows. Tickets are $8-$10. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Capstone Concert: Up-and-coming graduating dance majors will present their final projects before transitioning into the world of professional dance at the annual “BFA Capstone Concert” at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at WWU’s Performing Arts Center, room 16. Tickets are $8-$12. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Sci-Fi Cabaret: Attend a "campy yet thoughtful exploration of femininity throughout the galaxy" when the cabaret variety dance group, the Provocateurs, present "Sci-Fi Cabaret: Chicks in Space" performances at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, 1312 Bay St. Tickets are $10-$12 and additional shows happen June 7-8. http://www.sparkmuseum.org
    9:00pm
  • Blast from the Past: A quilt show, craft and food vendors, a car show, open houses, live music, sidewalk sales, an organized bike ride and more will be part of the annual “Blast from the Past” from 9am-6pm Friday, 9am-4pm Saturday, and 9am-2:30pm Sunday throughout Sedro-Woolley. Many events are free. http://www.sedro-woolley.com
    9:00am
  • Scottish Highland Games: Piping, dance and athletic competitions, fiddling and other musical performances, parades, activities for kids, a beer garden, rugby games, food, storytelling and much, much more will be part of the annual Bellingham Scottish Highland Games happening from 6-9pm Friday, 7am-6pm Saturday, and 7am-2pm Sunday at Ferndale’s Hovander Homestead Park. Entry is free on Friday, $15 Saturday, and $10 Sunday. http://www.bellinghamhighland.org
    6:00pm
  • 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
  • Cemetery Tour: “Bayview’s Beginnings” will be the focus of a tour starting at 12:30pm at Bayview Cemetery, 1420 Woburn St. Admission is free, but reservations are required. 778-7150
    12:30pm
  • 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
  • Final Friday Art Walk: The monthly “Final Friday Art Walk” happens from 5-7pm a variety of venues in downtown La Conner. Entry is free. http://www.lovelaconner.com
    5:00pm
  • Sandcastle Stories: San Juan Island-based author Justin Bog reads from his new Sandcastle & Other Stories collection at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Skagit Symphony: The Seattle Baroque Soloists will join the Skagit Symphony for a “Spotlight Concert” at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Conductor Roupen Shakarian will lead a pre-concert lecture at 6:45pm in the concert hall. Tickets are $25-$45. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Early Music Festival Concert: As part of the Salish Sea Early Music Festival concert series, guitarist John Schneiderman and flutist Jeffrey Cohan will perform “Giulianiad: Mauro Giuliani and His Music” at 7:30pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Suggested donation is $15-$20 (youth 18 and under are free). http://www.salishseafestival.org
    7:30pm

Saturday, June 1, 2013 (36 events)

  • BFA Exhibits Continued: As part of a week of exhibits showcasing works by WWU BFA students, attend an opening reception for Jarod Faw’s “Con-Structures” from 5-9pm Thursday at the Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th St. From 6-9pm Saturday, June 1, there’ll be a reception for Tessa Asato’s “The Middle Path” and, finally, there’ll be a reception from 5-9pm Mon., June 3 for Christa Dougherty’s “Passages.” http://www.luciadouglas.com
    5:00pm
  • Final Episode of Abilene: Follow Captain Gideon Harris and his struggles to bring the first cattle drive to the town of Abilene, Kansas, when the fifth and final 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. Tickets are $10. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Group Showcases, Hodgepodge: Ensembles that have been created to present special high-caliber improv performances can be seen at “Group Showcases” gigs at 8pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, show up for “Hodgepodge” shows. Tickets are $8-$10. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Capstone Concert: Up-and-coming graduating dance majors will present their final projects before transitioning into the world of professional dance at the annual “BFA Capstone Concert” at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at WWU’s Performing Arts Center, room 16. Tickets are $8-$12. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Sci-Fi Cabaret: Attend a "campy yet thoughtful exploration of femininity throughout the galaxy" when the cabaret variety dance group, the Provocateurs, present "Sci-Fi Cabaret: Chicks in Space" performances at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, 1312 Bay St. Tickets are $10-$12 and additional shows happen June 7-8. http://www.sparkmuseum.org
    9:00pm
  • Blast from the Past: A quilt show, craft and food vendors, a car show, open houses, live music, sidewalk sales, an organized bike ride and more will be part of the annual “Blast from the Past” from 9am-6pm Friday, 9am-4pm Saturday, and 9am-2:30pm Sunday throughout Sedro-Woolley. Many events are free. http://www.sedro-woolley.com
    9:00am
  • Scottish Highland Games: Piping, dance and athletic competitions, fiddling and other musical performances, parades, activities for kids, a beer garden, rugby games, food, storytelling and much, much more will be part of the annual Bellingham Scottish Highland Games happening from 6-9pm Friday, 7am-6pm Saturday, and 7am-2pm Sunday at Ferndale’s Hovander Homestead Park. Entry is free on Friday, $15 Saturday, and $10 Sunday. http://www.bellinghamhighland.org
    6:00pm
  • Big Bird Fly-In: Dozens of aerobatic, radio-controlled planes will take to the air at the Bell Air RC Flyers Club’s annual “Big-Bird Fly-In” from 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Ferndale’s Red River Rd. The show is free but donations of nonperishable food items or cash are accepted and will be given to the food bank. http://www.bellairrcflyers.com
    9:00am
  • San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour: Fourteen art studios and 30 guest artists will be featured at the 22nd annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout San Juan Island. The self-guided tour is free, and maps can be picked up at businesses in Friday Harbor or perused online. http://www.sanjuanislandartists.com
    10:00am
  • Anacortes Waterfront Festival: Attend the annual “Anacortes Waterfront Festival” from 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday at various locales in downtown Anacortes. A boat show, educational displays, a Milk Carton Derby, a Custom Classic Car Show, boat rides, historical tours, a high tide bike ride, a radio-controlled sailboat regatta, a swap meet and art shows will be part of the weekend of festivities. Prices to take part in the races vary, and many events are free. http://www.anacortes.org
    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
  • Farmer’s Day Breakfast: Pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage and beverages will be available at today’s Farmer’s Day Breakfast from 8-10:30am at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Entry is $3-$5. 354-4501
    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
  • Mount Vernon Farmers Market: The Mount Vernon Farmers Market can be visited 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
  • Trail Day Work Party: As part of National Trails Day, join the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition, REI, and Backcountry Horsemen for a work party from 9am-1:30pm on Blanchard Mountain’s Lily and Lizard Lake Trail. A barbecue will take place following the service project. http://www.whimpsmtb.org or www.rei.com
    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
  • Rain Garden Tour: Join RE Sources, Sustainable Connections, and the City of Bellingham for a “Rain Garden Tour” from 9:30am-12:30pm leaving from Bloedel Donovan, 2214 Electric Ave. Tickets are $20 and include transportation and a box lunch. There’ll also be a free “Watershed-Friendly Project Expo” from 1-3pm at Bloedel Donovan. http://www.raingardentour.brownpapertickets.com
    9:30am
  • The Human Race: Pick your favorite local nonprofit to support as part of “The Human Race,” Whatcom Volunteer Center’s annual fundraiser, starting at 10am at the Squalicum Boathouse at Bellingham’s Zuanich Point Park. Entry is to the 5K is $25-$35, and entry to the 10K is $35-$45 (family rates are available). http://www.humanracewvc.org
    10:00am
  • Doxie Walk: All dachshunds and dachshund lovers are invited to take part in the 5th annual Doxie Walk starting at 10am at the steps of Fairhaven’s Amtrak Station, 401 Harris Ave. After a few minutes to “let the dogs sniff and smell for a while,” the walk will continue on to Marine Park and back. 303-9202
    10:00am
  • Rose Workshop: “Growing Roses Easily” will be the focus of a free workshop at 10am at Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd. Please register in advance. http://www.bakerviewnursery.com
    10:00am
  • Blaine Gardeners Market: The bimonthly Blaine Gardeners Market kicks off today from 10am-2pm at the town’s H Street Plaza. The event—which feature fare from area farmers, craftspeople and chefs—happens the second and fourth Saturdays of the month through October. 332-8082
    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
  • Bridge of Aloha Festival: Honor the Hawaiian culture from afar at "The Bridge of Aloha" gathering from 10am-7pm at the Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. In addition to experiencing the food and culture of Hawaii, the event will also include a cultural exchange ceremony with the Nooksack Tribe and focus on connecting with other cultural groups in the Pacific Northwest. Admission is $5-$7. http://www.nwhawaiiohana.webs.com
    10:00am
  • Farmer’s Day Parade: An eclectic menagerie of cars, bands, tractors, trucks and horses will help salute the agriculture industry of Whatcom County at the annual Farmer’s Day Parade starting at 10:30am in downtown Lynden. The event has been happening since the early 1900s, when the farmers of the Lynden area took to the streets to show off their produce and animals. http://www.lynden.org
    10:30am
  • Food Foraging: Pacific Feast author Jennifer Hahn will teach you how to spot “the food at your feet” at a “Wild Food Foraging and Cuisine” talk and slideshow at 11am at the Deming Public Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry is free. 305-3600
    11:00am
  • Chili Cook-Off: The Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Volunteer Association will host its first “Chili Cook-Off” from 12-2pm at the Eastsound’s Fire Station 21, 45 Lavender Lane. Tickets to sample the fare are $7 each or $10 for a family. Contest entry is $25. (360) 376-2331
    12:00pm
  • The Producers Auditions: Audition for the Mount Baker Theatre’s upcoming Main Stage Repertory production of The Producers from 1-4pm at the MBT’s Encore Room, 104 N. Commercial St. Both paid and non-paid parts are available. Rehearsals begin Sept. 14, and performances begin Sept. 25. Please schedule a time in advance. 510-2587 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    1:00pm
  • BUG Jam: Join members of the Bellingham Ukulele Group for a jam session from 3-5pm at St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. A beginner’s workshop starts at 2pm. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
    3:00pm
  • Uncoiling and Cheating: Judith Marcus reads from her autobiographical tome, Uncoiling: A Memoir of Anxiety, Aneurysm and Renewal at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. At 7pm, Rae Ellen Lee Read from Cheating the Hog: A Sawmill, A Tragedy, A Few Gutsy Women. Both events are free. 671-2626
    4:00pm
  • From Here to There Reception: An opening exhibit for a large group invitational show, “From Here to There,” takes place from 5-8pm at Edison’s Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The works, which will be up through June 30, focus on the subject matter of movement, transition and traveling. 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
  • Promises Play: Go back to the times before, during and after the signing of the Point Elliott Treaty of 1855 at a What About Those Promises? performance at 7pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The play features some highly prominent Coast Salish leaders as well as a full compliment of Lummi singers, dancers and mask dancers. Entry is $10 at the door; proceeds benefit the Lummi Youth Academy. (360) 312-2147
    7:00pm
  • Cinderella: Eighty-plus dancers will bring the timeless fairytale known as Cinderella to life at Northwest Ballet Theatre’s production of the rags-to-riches story at 7pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $15-$24. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • F.A.M.E. Benefit Concert: Local artists Sara Goodin and Andrea Rackl will share their talents at a benefit concert for Female Artists for Music Education (F.A.M.E.) at 7:30pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. The women will be joined by the Allegra Vocal Ensemble, Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers, and BAAY’s Celestial Voices. Tickets are $15-$20 676-1024 or http://www.bellinghamsings.org
    7:30pm
  • Bayshore Symphony: “Beethoven & Beethoven & More” will be the theme of Bayshore Symphony’s “Spring Concert,” which will be performed at 7:30pm Saturday at Mount Vernon’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (415 S. 18th St.) and 3pm Sunday at Bellingham’s Central Lutheran Church (925 N. Forest St). Suggested donation is $10; children 12 and under are free. http://www.bayshoremusicproject.com
    7:30pm

 

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