Week of Sunday, August 18, 2013
(82 events)

Sunday, August 18, 2013 (17 events)

  • Skagit Tours: Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours and North Cascades explorer tours every weekend through early September in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Newhalem walking tours and occasional powerhouse tours are also offered. Walking tours are free; boat tours and explorer tours are $18-$35. http://www.skagittours.com
    12:00am
  • Mark Twain in Fairhaven: Local playwright and historian Joseph Lenz’s Mark Twain in Fairhaven concludes its three-week run this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets to see the “musical tall tale” are $8-$12. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:30pm
  • The Importance of Being Earnest: Get a sense of the triviality of late Victorian England at showings of Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest, continues its run with showings at 7:30pm Thursday, 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and showings continue through Aug. 24. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex show in repertory at Bard on the Beach through Sept. 14 at Vancouver B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $25-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Sea & Sky Festival: The inaugural International Birch Bay “Sea & Sky” Festival takes place this weekend on the beach by Via Birch Bay Cafe & Bistro, 7829 Birch Bay Dr. From 10am-2pm Saturday, there'll be classes on kite-building and skim-boarding instruction. Starting at 9:30am Sunday, there'll be kite flying, ski boarding, paddle boarding and kayak races. http://www.birchbaychamber.com
    10:00am
  • Hamster Endurance Runs: Seasoned runners and those looking for a new challenge can sign up for the “Hamster Endurance Runs” starting at 8am Saturday and continuing until 8am Sunday at Lake Padden. Race support will include a vareity of food, water and electrolyte drinks. Registration fees are $100 for 12 hours or $150 for 24 hours. http://www.hamsterenduranceruns.com
    8:00am
  • Sculpture Studio Open House: Sculptor Gary Armstrong will welcome visitors and sell art at an Open Studio Show from 10am-5pm in Sedro-Woolley at his studio at 3155 Black Jack Trail. http://www.artofarmstrong.us
    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
  • Bellwether Arts Market: Handmade juried arts and crafts from more than 30 of the region’s best artists, an arts area for youth, live music and more will be part of the “Bellwether Arts Market” happening from 10am-4pm every Sunday in August at the Tom Glenn Commons on Bellwether Way. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Sustainable Samish: Fresh food production, blooms, healthy living and environmental and community responsibility will be the focus of a “Sustainable Samish” Garden Tour from 11am-3pm in Skagit County. Pick up maps to the free, self-guided tour at the Alger Community Hall, 18735 Parkview Lane. http://www.skagitcd.org
    11:00am
  • Harvest Day and Open House: Taste and tour as part of a “Summer Harvest Day and Open House” from 11am-4pm at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. Fruit, produce and plants will also be available for purchase. Entry is by donation. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    11:00am
  • Artists’ Talk: Artists who are involved in the “Drawn In” exhibit will give a talk at 2pm in Anacortes at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave. The show addresses gesture and materiality in uniquely engaging ways.  http://www.anchorartspace.org
    2:00pm
  • International Performance Series: The annual International Concert Series continues with a performance by the Urvasi Dancers at 2pm at Blaine’s Peace Arch State Park. The series happens Sundays through Sept. 1. Entry to the concerts is free; a Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to all performances. (360) 902-8626
    2:00pm
  • Fundraising Concert: Jafelin Helten and the Locura Trio will perform Latin jazz at a fundraising concert for the Point Robert Library's new library building fund from 2-4pm in the garden at Trinity Church, 1880 Apa Rd. http://www.wcls.org
    2:00pm
  • A Taste of History: Historical programming by the Good Time Girls will be part of “A Taste of Local History” dinner at 5pm at the Fountain Bistro, 1910 Broadway Ave. Tickets to the four-course dinner are $40; additional dinners happen Aug. 25 and Sept. 8. 788-3671
    5:00pm
  • Ladies Night Out Walk: Join Wild Whatcom Walks for a “Ladies Night Out: Moon of the Mountain Lion” excursion from 7-9pm in Whatcom County (location will be given upon registration). Entry is $10. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    7:00pm

Monday, August 19, 2013 (5 events)

  • Skagit Tours: Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours and North Cascades explorer tours every weekend through early September in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Newhalem walking tours and occasional powerhouse tours are also offered. Walking tours are free; boat tours and explorer tours are $18-$35. http://www.skagittours.com
    12:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex show in repertory at Bard on the Beach through Sept. 14 at Vancouver B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $25-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Bookstore Legislator: Senator Kevin Ranker will be on hand for a “Legislator in Your Bookstore” event from 5:30-7:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Ranker will answer questions about any and all topics that impact our city and state such as education, the environment, health care, public safety and more. 671-2626
    5:30pm
  • Backpacking Basics: Planning, preparation and gear will be the focus at a “Backpacking Basics” clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free course. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A new weekly open mic for comedians, dubbed “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 8pm Mondays at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    8:00pm

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 (5 events)

  • Skagit Tours: Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours and North Cascades explorer tours every weekend through early September in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Newhalem walking tours and occasional powerhouse tours are also offered. Walking tours are free; boat tours and explorer tours are $18-$35. http://www.skagittours.com
    12:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex show in repertory at Bard on the Beach through Sept. 14 at Vancouver B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $25-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • 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
  • Intro to Improv: “Awaken the Spontaneity Within!” will be the focus of a free introductory improv class with Improv Playworks' Sheila Goldmith at 7pm at 1415 Dupont St. Please register in advance. 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.com
    7:00pm
  • Comedy Night: Comedian Jason Daniel Wall and female impersonator Betty Desire perform at “Comedy Night” at 8pm in Mount Vernon at the 1st Street Cabaret and Speakeasy, 612 S. First St. Entry is $3. http://www.riverbelledinnertheatre.com
    8:00pm

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 (9 events)

  • Skagit Tours: Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours and North Cascades explorer tours every weekend through early September in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Newhalem walking tours and occasional powerhouse tours are also offered. Walking tours are free; boat tours and explorer tours are $18-$35. http://www.skagittours.com
    12:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex show in repertory at Bard on the Beach through Sept. 14 at Vancouver B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $25-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Wednesday Farmers Market: Visit the Wednesday Market from 12-5pm every Wednesday through September at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    12:00pm
  • 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
  • Brews Cruise: Join San Juan Cruises for Bellingham Bay “Brews Cruises” from 6:30-8pm every Wednesday through Sept. 11 leaving from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $35 and include tasting of three different beers from local and regional breweries—and a great view. http://www.whales.com
    6:30pm
  • Easy Lessons: Award-winning playwright Nicola Pearson reads from her new book of fiction, How to Make a Pot in 14 Easy Lessons, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Each chapter of the book also includes some aspect of pottery making—while also being a metaphor for building a relationship. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • BUG Song Circle: The Bellingham Ukulele Group will host a Song Circle from 7-9pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. Suggested donation is $5. 510-4386 or http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
    7:00pm
  • 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, August 22, 2013 (17 events)

  • The Importance of Being Earnest: Get a sense of the triviality of late Victorian England when Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest, continues its final run with showings at 7:30pm Thursday and 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Summer Book Sale: A large selection of books and media will be available for purchase at a Summer Book Sale from 10am-6pm Thursday through Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    10:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex show in repertory at Bard on the Beach through Sept. 14 at Vancouver B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $25-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Lynden Farmers Market: Fresh veggies, fruit, meat and arts and crafts can be had at the Lynden Farmers Market, which takes place from 1-6pm every Thursday through Sept. 26 at Fourth and Front streets. 961-4061
    1:00pm
  • Summer Reading Ceremony: Children who've completed the 15-hour Summer Reading program challenge or activity packet are invited to a ceremony at 2pm on the lawn of the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Mayor Linville will be on hand to congratulate the readers. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    2:00pm
  • History Cruise: Local historian Brian Griffin will lead the 30th annual “History Cruise” at 5pm at Squalcium Harbor, 722 Coho Way. Those who reserve tickets aboard the Island Caper will learn more about the past, present and future of Bellingham’s shoreline while enjoying stellar views from onboard the boat. Tickets are $30-$35. Cruises continue every Thursday through August. 778-8963 or http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    5:00pm
  • Art Uncorked: Bellingham Childcare and Learning Center will host an “Art Uncorked” fundraiser from 5:30-8pm at the Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Tickets are $25 and include music, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and wine. http://www.bellinghamchildcare.com
    5:30pm
  • Memories of Ice: Artist and educator LaVera Langeman will lead a “Memories of Ice” collage/assemblage workshp at “After Hours Art” at 6pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Pre-register for the event. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    6:00pm
  • Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series: The annual summer music series in the Columbia neighborhood continues with a concert featuring acoustic rock and reggae sounds of JP Falcon Grady from 6-8pm at Bellingham’s Elizabeth Park. The free concerts occur through next week. http://www.cob.org
    6:00pm
  • Music in the Garden: Listen to live tunes in a beautiful setting at “Music in the Garden” concerts from 6:30-8:30pm every Thursday through September at Glen Echo Garden, 4390 Y Rd. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.glenechogarden.com
    6:30pm
  • Short Story Workshop: Award-winning author Terry Persun will present “Crafting Short Stories and Flash Fiction that Sell!” at a Skagit Writers League meeting from 6:30-8:30pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington St. Register in advance for the free workshop. http://www.skagitwriters.org
    6:30pm
  • Peace in Tibet Concert: Techung, a vocalist who is regarded as one of the key "holders" of Tibetan music, will perform at a “For Peace in Tibet” Benefit Concert at 7pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $15.50. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • Sons of Zeus: Bellingham author Noble Smith will read from Sons of Zeus—the first book in an action-adventure series—at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book is set in 432 BC during the “Pearl Harbor of the Ancient World.” 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
  • Classical Piano Concert: Internationally renowned pianist Beso Namchevadze will give a one-night-only piano concert at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Beethoven's “Moonlight Sonata” and pieces by Scarlatti and Mussorgsky will be on the lineup. Entry is $12. http://www.firehouseperformingartscenter.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, August 23, 2013 (12 events)

  • The Importance of Being Earnest: Get a sense of the triviality of late Victorian England when Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest, continues its final run with showings at 7:30pm Thursday and 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Summer Book Sale: A large selection of books and media will be available for purchase at a Summer Book Sale from 10am-6pm Thursday through Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    10:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex show in repertory at Bard on the Beach through Sept. 14 at Vancouver B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $25-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Sin & Gin Tours: The summertime history excursions led by the Good Time Girls continue this weekend at “Sin & Gin” tours starting at 7pm in downtown Bellingham (in front of Bayou on Bay’s Oyster Bar) and historic Fairhaven (outside Skylark’s hidden café). The Victorian era-clad guides will focus on new tour routes and scads of juicy historical tidbits from our city’s past. Tickets are $18 and include a complimentary drink ticket. Tours continue every Friday and Saturday through August. Reservations http://www.goodtimegirlsbham.com
    7:00pm
  • Skagit Tours: Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours and North Cascades explorer tours every weekend through early September in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Newhalem walking tours and occasional powerhouse tours are also offered. Walking tours are free; boat tours and explorer tours are $18-$35. http://www.skagittours.com
    12:00am
  • Ferndale Street Festival: The 9th annual Ferndale Street Festival takes place from 6-11:30pm Friday and 10am-11:30pm Saturday throughout downtown Ferndale. The event features live music in a variety of genres, a car show, various food outlets, a special family and kids area, a wine and beer tent and much, much more. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.ferndalestreetfestival.com
    6:00pm
  • Circus Campout: Learn more about circus arts at this weekend's "Lookout Circus Campout" starting at 10am Friday and continuing through Sunday in Alger at the Lookout Arts Center, 246 Old Hwy 99. Participants can learn more about aerials, contact juggling, handstands, tightrope and more. Public performances will happen at 7:30pm and 10pm Saturday night. Entry is $50-$120 and includes food. http://www.lookoutarts.co
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Cracked Crab Cruise: Join San Juan Cruises and dine on the Northwest’s finest Dungeness crab—and a variety of other edible goodies—at the annual Chuckanut Cracked Crab Dinner Cruise from 6:30-9pm every Friday and Saturday through Sept. 14 leaving from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $29-$59. http://www.whales.com
    6:30pm
  • Nordic Movie Night: View the comic thriller Terribly Happy at Nordic Movie night at 7pm at Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St. Entry is by donation. http://www.wergelandlodge.com
    7:00pm
  • Garden Stories: Members of the Bellingham Storytellers Guild will share family-friendly tales at a "Once Upon a Time in the Garden" gathering at 7pm at Ferndale's Hovander Homestead Park, 5299 Nielsen Ave. Bring along chairs and/or blankets. Entry is free. 527-8638
    7:00pm
  • Coco Montoya: Lauded blues guitarist Coco Montoya performs at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $20-$30; funds raised will benefit the Rick Epting Foundation. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm

Saturday, August 24, 2013 (26 events)

  • The Importance of Being Earnest: Get a sense of the triviality of late Victorian England when Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest, continues its final run with showings at 7:30pm Thursday and 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Summer Book Sale: A large selection of books and media will be available for purchase at a Summer Book Sale from 10am-6pm Thursday through Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    10:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex show in repertory at Bard on the Beach through Sept. 14 at Vancouver B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $25-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Sin & Gin Tours: The summertime history excursions led by the Good Time Girls continue this weekend at “Sin & Gin” tours starting at 7pm in downtown Bellingham (in front of Bayou on Bay’s Oyster Bar) and historic Fairhaven (outside Skylark’s hidden café). The Victorian era-clad guides will focus on new tour routes and scads of juicy historical tidbits from our city’s past. Tickets are $18 and include a complimentary drink ticket. Tours continue every Friday and Saturday through August. Reservations http://www.goodtimegirlsbham.com
    7:00pm
  • Skagit Tours: Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours and North Cascades explorer tours every weekend through early September in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Newhalem walking tours and occasional powerhouse tours are also offered. Walking tours are free; boat tours and explorer tours are $18-$35. http://www.skagittours.com
    12:00am
  • Ferndale Street Festival: The 9th annual Ferndale Street Festival takes place from 6-11:30pm Friday and 10am-11:30pm Saturday throughout downtown Ferndale. The event features live music in a variety of genres, a car show, various food outlets, a special family and kids area, a wine and beer tent and much, much more. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.ferndalestreetfestival.com
    6:00pm
  • Circus Campout: Learn more about circus arts at this weekend's "Lookout Circus Campout" starting at 10am Friday and continuing through Sunday in Alger at the Lookout Arts Center, 246 Old Hwy 99. Participants can learn more about aerials, contact juggling, handstands, tightrope and more. Public performances will happen at 7:30pm and 10pm Saturday night. Entry is $50-$120 and includes food. http://www.lookoutarts.co
    10:00am
  • Sin & Gin Tours: The summertime history excursions led by the Good Time Girls continue this weekend at “Sin & Gin” tours starting at 7pm in downtown Bellingham (in front of Bayou on Bay’s Oyster Bar) and historic Fairhaven (outside Skylark’s hidden café). The Victorian era-clad guides will focus on new tour routes and scads of juicy historical tidbits from our city’s past. Tickets are $18 and include a complimentary drink ticket. Tours continue every Friday and Saturday through August. Reservations http://www.goodtimegirlsbham.com
    7:00pm
  • Skagit Tours: Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours and North Cascades explorer tours every weekend through early September in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Newhalem walking tours and occasional powerhouse tours are also offered. Walking tours are free; boat tours and explorer tours are $18-$35. http://www.skagittours.com
    12:00am
  • 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: Attend a Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at Ferndale's American Legion Post 154, 5537 2nd Ave. Admission is $3-$6. 384-7474
    8:00am
  • Mount Vernon Farmers Market: The Mount Vernon Farmers Market can be visited from 9am-1pm every Saturday through Oct. 19 at Skagit State Bank, 901 Cleveland Ave. http://www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.com
    9:00am
  • Anacortes Farmers Market: Drop by 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
  • Deming Book Club: Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl will be the subject of discussion at today's Deming Book Club meeting from 10am-12pm at the Deming Public Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The Last of the Mohicans will be September's book. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • Ferndale Public Market: Attend the Ferndale Public Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Oct. 26 at the town’s Centennial Riverwalk Park. http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.com
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: The Bellingham Farmers Market can be visited from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 21 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Red Solo Cup: Tastings from regional wineries, breweries and distilleries will be part of a "Red Solo Cup" party from 12-5pm at La Conner's Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. 4th St. Tickets are $30 and include live music and five tasting tickets. Food will be available for purchase. http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
    12:00pm
  • Blues for Boobs: Margaret Wilder of Swamp Mama Johnson fame will be on the musical roster at a "Bodacious Babes Blues for Boobs" benefit happening from 12-10pm at Deming's Rivers Edge Christmas Tree Farm, 4773 Deming Rd. RJ Knapp and Honey Robin, Fat James and the Fatback Band, Hambone Wilson, and Nick Vigarino will be among the performers. Funs raised benefit the Susan G. Komen Walk and breast cancer research. Entry is $20. http://www.facebook.com
    12:00pm
  • Golden Ratio Workshop: Drawing instructor Margaret Davidson leads a "Working with the Golden Ratio" workshop from 1-5pm in Anacortes at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave. The class focuses on compositional structure and is meant for intermediate level artists. Please register in advance. http://www.anchorartspace.org
    1:00pm
  • Benefit Concert: Leroy Bell and His Only Friends will perform at a benefit concert for Toys for Tots at 3:30pm in Sedro-Woolley at the Eagle Haven Winery & Vineyard, 8243 Sims Rd. Tickets are $25-$35. http://www.eaglehavenwinery.com
    3:30pm
  • A Taste of Tuscany: Enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner at "A Taste of Tuscany" fundraiser from 5-8pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Entry is $10 per person or $15 per couple. 733-4030
    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
  • Winery Concert: As part of a summer series of music, listen to country and classic rock with mother-and-daughter duo Stephanie and Ava Sakowski from 6-8pm at Vartanyan Estate Winery, 1628 Huntley Rd. Suggested donation is $7. http://www.vewinery.com
    6:00pm
  • Farm Fund Hootenanny: Live music by Hot Damn Scandal will be part of a Farm Fund Hootenanny from 6-9:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The event—which benefit the Community Food Co-op's Farm Fund—will also feature dance, art, an auction, local munchies and beverages and information about local food and farms. Suggested donation if $5-$20 at the door. http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:00pm
  • Bee Gees Tribute: Attend a "Salute to the Bee Gees" from 6-10pm at the Bellingham Elks Lodge, 710 Samish Way. Tickets are $25 with dinner or $15 for just the show. 671-3597
    6:00pm
  • Cracked Crab Cruise: Join San Juan Cruises and dine on the Northwest’s finest Dungeness crab—and a variety of other edible goodies—at the annual Chuckanut Cracked Crab Dinner Cruise from 6:30-9pm every Friday and Saturday through Sept. 14 leaving from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $29-$59. http://www.whales.com
    6:30pm

 

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