Week of Sunday, September 15, 2013
(115 events)

Sunday, September 15, 2013 (18 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
    12:00am
  • Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Get in on the sister act when Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice shows for the final week at various times Wednesday through Sunday at Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Expect "Sister" to tackle everything from magicians and show girls to live animal acts and the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Cheating Cheaters: Nun impersonators, burglars, larceny and saintly visits can be expected when Foothills Theater presents Cheating Cheaters at 7pm Thursday and Friday and 2pm Sunday at Everson's Nooksack Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Tickets are $5-$8. (360) 966-7561
    7:00pm
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: "Water, Food & You" will be the theme of the annual "Whatcom Water Weeks," which will feature a number of events through Sept. 22 throughout Whatcom County. Businesses, nonprofits and community groups will celebrate the importance of water, share info about the state of the resource, offer stewardship opportunities and expand awareness and appreciation of our marine and freshwater resources and the role water plays in our lives. See the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.whatcomwin.org
    12:00am
  • Grease Jr.: The students of Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY) will present showings of the musical Grease Jr. at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the group's headquarters at 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10. P.S. This is an entirely new cast from last week's production. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Art in the Park: The Ferndale Arts Commission will host the annual "Art in the Park" from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Ferndale's Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. In addition to work from nearly a dozen area artists, there'll also be live music, storytelling, activities for kids, a drum circle and much more. Entry is free. http://www.cityofferndale.org
    10:00am
  • Farming the Arts Workshop: Meaningful conversations, writing exercises and an introduction to the art of letterpress will be part of a "Farming the Arts: Poetry and Letterpress" workshop from 10am-3pm Saturday and Sunday in Bow at Harmony Fields. Paul Hunter will lead the class. Cost is $45 per day or $95 for both days. http://www.hfproduce.com
    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
  • Easton Glacier Hike: Western Washington University geology professor Doug Clark will lead a "Hike to Easton Glacier: A Mt. Baker Retreating Glacier" excursion from 8am-6pm leaving from the university. The hike is three miles one way, with a 1,600-foot elevation gain. Entry is free; registration is required. 778-8960 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    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
  • Chuckanut Century Ride: Bicyclists can choose from 25-, 38-, 50-, 62-, 100- or 124-mile rides as part of the Mt. Baker Bicycle Club's annual Chuckanut Century ride starting at 10am at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Organizers promise that no matter which ride you choose, you'll be treated to one of the most scenic rides in Bellingham. Entry is $60. http://www.chuckanutcentury.org
    10:00am
  • Home and Boat Tour: The 31st annual Anacortes Home and Boat Tour takes place from 12:30-5pm throughout Anacortes. Tickets are $20 http://www.drsamuelgbrooks.guild.weebly.com
    12:30pm
  • Mac Frampton Trio: The Mac Frampton Trio presents a variety of pop, jazz, classical and original arrangements at a "Bridging the Gap" fundraising concert at 2pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$35. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    2:00pm
  • Miniatures and Masterpieces: Pianists Kay Zavislak and Victoria Ebel-Sabo perform "Miniatures and Masterpieces" at 3pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Music by Bach, Schumann, Ebel-Sabo, Schubert, and Kabalevsky will be on the bill. Tickets are $5-$15. http://www.bellinghamhouseconcerts.com
    3:00pm
  • J.A. Jance: Bestselling mystery writer J.A. Jance reads from her 21st novel featuring Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont, Second Watch, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Get there early, as Jance often fills the bookstore to capacity. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • All About Tesla: Tesla scholar Bernard Carlson discusses his new book, Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age, at 4pm at the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, 1312 Bay St. A book signing will follow. Entry is free with museum admission. http://www.sparkmuseum.org
    4:00pm
  • Southside Community Meal: Gather with neighbors, eat good food and listen to music at the monthly Southside Community Meal from 5-6:30pm at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1720 Harris Ave. Entry is free, and is open to all. Guests are asked to bring a potluck dessert. 733-6749
    5:00pm
  • Vaudevillingham: The Bellingham Circus Guild's monthly uncensored variety show, Vaudevillingham, can be seen at 7pm and 9pm shows at the organization's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Expect everything from circus acts to live music, burlesque, juggling, improv and more. Suggested donation is $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    7:00pm

Monday, September 16, 2013 (5 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
    12:00am
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: "Water, Food & You" will be the theme of the annual "Whatcom Water Weeks," which will feature a number of events through Sept. 22 throughout Whatcom County. Businesses, nonprofits and community groups will celebrate the importance of water, share info about the state of the resource, offer stewardship opportunities and expand awareness and appreciation of our marine and freshwater resources and the role water plays in our lives. See the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.whatcomwin.org
    12:00am
  • Beyond Bike Basics: "Beyond Bike Maintenance Basics: Brakes and Drive Train" will be the focus of a free workshop at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Rocks & Gems: All are welcome at the monthly meeting of the Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club at 7pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Center Building, 2214 Electric Ave. 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. Entry is free. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    8:00pm

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 (10 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
    12:00am
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: "Water, Food & You" will be the theme of the annual "Whatcom Water Weeks," which will feature a number of events through Sept. 22 throughout Whatcom County. Businesses, nonprofits and community groups will celebrate the importance of water, share info about the state of the resource, offer stewardship opportunities and expand awareness and appreciation of our marine and freshwater resources and the role water plays in our lives. See the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.whatcomwin.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
  • Great Decisions: "Intervention: Responsibility to Protect" will be the topic of today's Great Decisions meeting from 1-3pm at the Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. The meetings focus on contemporary foreign policy issues. http://www.fpa.org
    1:00pm
  • Foray Into Fall Run: A "Foray Into Fall" Run replaces the regular Tuesday night drop-in run starting with check-in at 5:45pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The run, which is co-sponsored by New Balance, will also include a raffle and prizes. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Gluten-Free Basics: Scientist and cook Em Beal helms a "Basics of Gluten-Free Baking" course from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Cost is $35. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Landfill Forum: A public forum and comment-writing workshop regarding the Cornwall Avenue Landfill takes place with North Sound Baykeeper staff and other experts at 6:30pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. 733-8307 or http://www.re-sources.org
    6:30pm
  • Writer’s Workshop: Bring a sample of your writing to read, as well as a few copies, to today's Point Roberts Writer's Workshop from 6:30-8pm at the Point Roberts Library, 1487 Gulf Rd. 945-6545
    6:30pm
  • Saurekraut Demystified: Raw food chef Bruce Horowitz leads a "Saurekraut Demystified" class from 6:30-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Cost is $35. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Ivan Doig: Celebrated Northwest author Ivan Doig reads from his latest novel, Sweet Thunder, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The novel features characters from The Whistling Season and Work Song, and takes place in Butte, Montana. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 (11 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
    12:00am
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: "Water, Food & You" will be the theme of the annual "Whatcom Water Weeks," which will feature a number of events through Sept. 22 throughout Whatcom County. Businesses, nonprofits and community groups will celebrate the importance of water, share info about the state of the resource, offer stewardship opportunities and expand awareness and appreciation of our marine and freshwater resources and the role water plays in our lives. See the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.whatcomwin.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
  • Whatcom Literacy Open House: If you're interested in becoming a volunteer tutor for the Whatcom Literary Council, show up for an open house and find out how from 5-6pm at the Lecture Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Staff will be on hand to answer questions, and information on fall programs will be available. http://www.whatcomliteracy.org
    5:00pm
  • Literacy Open House: If you're interested in becoming a volunteer tutor for the Whatcom Literacy Council, show up for an open house and find out how from 5-6pm at the Lecture Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Staff will be on hand to answer questions, and information on fall programs will be available. http://www.whatcomliteracy.org
    5:00pm
  • Memory to Memoir: Learn more about WWU's upcoming Extended Education class, "Memory to Memoir," at an info session with instructor Laura Kalpakian at 5:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The class starts oct. 1 at WWU. http://www.acadweb.wwu.edu
    5:30pm
  • 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
  • BUG Song Circle: Join the Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) for a Song Circle from 7-9pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
    7:00pm
  • Intro to Improv: Sheila Goldsmith leads an "Awaken the Spontaneity Within!" introductory improv workshop from 7-9pm at Improv Playworks, 1415 Dupont St. Register in advance for the free event. 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.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, September 19, 2013 (18 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
    12:00am
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: "Water, Food & You" will be the theme of the annual "Whatcom Water Weeks," which will feature a number of events through Sept. 22 throughout Whatcom County. Businesses, nonprofits and community groups will celebrate the importance of water, share info about the state of the resource, offer stewardship opportunities and expand awareness and appreciation of our marine and freshwater resources and the role water plays in our lives. See the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.whatcomwin.org
    12:00am
  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
    12:00am
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: "Water, Food & You" will be the theme of the annual "Whatcom Water Weeks," which will feature a number of events through Sept. 22 throughout Whatcom County. Businesses, nonprofits and community groups will celebrate the importance of water, share info about the state of the resource, offer stewardship opportunities and expand awareness and appreciation of our marine and freshwater resources and the role water plays in our lives. See the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.whatcomwin.org
    12:00am
  • Open Book Talks: Bookstore owners Chuck and Dee Robinson lead "Open Book Talks" at 11am and 5:15pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. They'll talk about a variety of books for you to consider adopting for your book groups or adding to your reading list. Entry is free. 671-2626
    11:00am
  • Brown Bag, After Hours: Local historian and educator Brian Griffin shares research and materials he uncovered for a local exhibit at a "The Story of Treasures from the Trunk" brown bag presentation at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. At 6:30pm, Brett Baunton leads an After Hours Art gathering focusing on "Bay to Baker," a photographic journey taking a look local iconic landscapes, at the Lightcatcher Building. Thursday admission is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • 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
  • Hot Reads: Random House Publishing's David Glenn will lead a "Hot Reads for Cold Nights" presentation at 3pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Glenn will preview of the most anticipated new fall titles and present a selection of his favorite paperback gems (which will be on display and available for purchase). Entry is free. 778-7323
    3:00pm
  • Cheryl Hodge: Blues and jazz singer Cheryl Hodge makes music from 5:30-7:30pm at the Firehall Cafe at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • Casino Night Fundraiser: Bellingham Harborview Lions Club will host a Bingo Night fundraiser at 6pm at the Silver Reef Casino. Funds raised benefit sight and hearing projects in Whatcom County. http://www.lionsclubs.org
    6:00pm
  • Nordic Ski Club Meeting: Old-timers and newcomers are welcome at the Nooksack Nordic Ski Club's annual Kickoff Potluck at 6pm at Bloedel Donovan, 2214 Electric Ave. Bring a dish to share and a place setting, and learn more about the club and the upcoming ski season. http://www.nooksacknordicskiclub.org
    6:00pm
  • PAPO Reception: See the results of August's Plein Air Paint Out (PAPO) at an opening reception for the 30 artists who took part in painting outdoors in downtown Bellingham from 6-8pm at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly St. The works will be on display through Sun., Oct. 6. http://www.studioufo.net
    6:00pm
  • Locavore 101: As part of Eat Local Month, local blogger and columnist Nancy Ging will helm a "Locavore 101" class from 6:30-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Register in advance for the free event. 734-8158
    6:30pm
  • Breaking Chains: Gregory Nokes reads from Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book is based on former slaves who sued a slaveholder for the freedom of their children in Oregon's pre-Civil War courts. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Travelogue: Mary Jane Fraser leads an "The Allure of Western Spain" travelogue from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.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
  • 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, September 20, 2013 (19 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
    12:00am
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: "Water, Food & You" will be the theme of the annual "Whatcom Water Weeks," which will feature a number of events through Sept. 22 throughout Whatcom County. Businesses, nonprofits and community groups will celebrate the importance of water, share info about the state of the resource, offer stewardship opportunities and expand awareness and appreciation of our marine and freshwater resources and the role water plays in our lives. See the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.whatcomwin.org
    12:00am
  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
    12:00am
  • Genre Legends: Mystery, documentary, horror, western and other film genres will likely make appearances during multiple improvised story lines at "Genre Legends" shows at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $8-$10. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    9:00pm
  • Fall Book Sale: Books, DVDs, CDs and more will be available at a Fall Book Sale from 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • Pan the Musical: Peter Pan will be joined by cast of more than 40 at META Performing Arts' production of Pan the Musical in Mount Vernon at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $10-$20, and additional showings take place a various dates through Oct. 6. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • African Drumming Workshops: Learn more about the traditional drum music of the Malinke people when Sayon Camara teaches "West African Drumming" workshops Friday through Sunday at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. Times and costs vary. (603) 254-4493 or http://www.sayoncamaradrumming.com/workshops
    12:00am
  • Corn Maze: The Lynden FFA holds its annual Corn Maze from 6-10pm Friday, 2-10pm Saturday, and 2-6pm Sunday just south of Lynden on Hannegan Rd. The event happens through Sept. 29. Entry is $4-$6, or $18 per family (two adults and three kids). http://www.lyndenffa.com
    6:00pm
  • Bellingham Beer Week: Beer tastings, beer dinners, movies, happy hours, specials, cask nights, tap takeovers, book readings, hikes and much, much more will be part of Bellingham Beer Week, which takes place from Sept. 20-29 at a plethora of bars, restaurants and beyond throughout the 'ham. Check the website listed here for a full listing of events. http://www.bellinghambeerweek.com
    9:00am
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in September at Whatcom Falls Park. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Samantha Kushnick, Kate Lynne Logan: Singers, songwriters and instrumentalist Samantha Kushnick and Kate Lynne Logan present "an intimate evening of beautiful music" at 7pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. The women be be joined by guitarist Sam Vogt. Suggested donation is $10-$15. 739-7027 or http://www.friendsoftheroederhome.org
    11:48am
  • Icelandic Open House: Explore the unique heritage of a large population of Blaine residents at an Icelandic Culture Open House from 2-5pm the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. The free event will focus on the weaving, literature and "curious" cuisine that's part of Icelandic life. Entry is free. 305-3600
    2:00pm
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Family Story Night: Pro tale-tellers from the Bellingham Storyteller's Guild will share their craft at Family Story Night from 6-8pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Entry is free. 778-7188
    6:00pm
  • Family Field Trip: Join Wild Whatcom Walks for a "Night Prowl" family field trip from 6:30-8:30pm at Ferndale's Tennant Lake. Discover what you need to be a nocturnal animal in this sensory exploration. Entry is $10 per person or $30 for a family of four. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    6:30pm
  • Make.Shift Benefit Concert: The musicians and artists of Ruby Parasols and Polecat's Aaron Guest will perform at a benefit concert for Make.Shift at 7pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.firehouseperformingartscenter.com
    7:00pm
  • Whatcom Poetry Series: Award-winning poets Joan Kane and Kelsea Habecker will be the featured poets at the first "Whatcom Poetry Series" reading at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The event is the first in a series of collaborations between the museum and the Poet As Art, and is in response to the "Nature in the Balance" and "Vanishing Ice" exhibits. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:00pm
  • Renata Stories: Fifteen linked stories charting a course through the lives of families, farmers, loggers (and the occasional stripper) in a small town can be heard when Stevan Allred reads from A Simplified Map to the Real World: The Renata Stories at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Poetry of Water: As part of Whatcom Water Weeks, local wordsmiths will focus on the "Poetry of Water" at a free reading from 7-9pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. http://www.whatcomwin.org
    7:00pm

Saturday, September 21, 2013 (42 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
    12:00am
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: "Water, Food & You" will be the theme of the annual "Whatcom Water Weeks," which will feature a number of events through Sept. 22 throughout Whatcom County. Businesses, nonprofits and community groups will celebrate the importance of water, share info about the state of the resource, offer stewardship opportunities and expand awareness and appreciation of our marine and freshwater resources and the role water plays in our lives. See the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.whatcomwin.org
    12:00am
  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
    12:00am
  • Genre Legends: Mystery, documentary, horror, western and other film genres will likely make appearances during multiple improvised story lines at "Genre Legends" shows at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $8-$10. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    9:00pm
  • Fall Book Sale: Books, DVDs, CDs and more will be available at a Fall Book Sale from 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • Pan the Musical: Peter Pan will be joined by cast of more than 40 at META Performing Arts' production of Pan the Musical in Mount Vernon at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $10-$20, and additional showings take place a various dates through Oct. 6. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • African Drumming Workshops: Learn more about the traditional drum music of the Malinke people when Sayon Camara teaches "West African Drumming" workshops Friday through Sunday at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. Times and costs vary. (603) 254-4493 or http://www.sayoncamaradrumming.com/workshops
    12:00am
  • Corn Maze: The Lynden FFA holds its annual Corn Maze from 6-10pm Friday, 2-10pm Saturday, and 2-6pm Sunday just south of Lynden on Hannegan Rd. The event happens through Sept. 29. Entry is $4-$6, or $18 per family (two adults and three kids). http://www.lyndenffa.com
    6:00pm
  • Bellingham Beer Week: Beer tastings, beer dinners, movies, happy hours, specials, cask nights, tap takeovers, book readings, hikes and much, much more will be part of Bellingham Beer Week, which takes place from Sept. 20-29 at a plethora of bars, restaurants and beyond throughout the 'ham. Check the website listed here for a full listing of events. http://www.bellinghambeerweek.com
    9:00am
  • Whatcom Skillshare Faire: Dozens of workshops focusing on acquiring various life skills (beekeeping, raising poultry, preventative auto maintenance, canning, tap dancing, sock darning, horse whispering, sewing and much, much, much more) will be available at this weekend's Whatcom Skillshare Faire from 10am-11pm Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday at Ferndale's Hovander Homestead Park. Entry is $8. http://www.whatcomskillsharefaire.org
    10:00am
  • Open Sculpture Studio: Sculptor Gary Armstrong will host an Open Studio from 10am-5pm near Sedro-Woolley at Camp One Studio, 3155 Black Jack Trail. Entry is free and all ages are welcome. http://www.artofarmstrong.us
    10:00am
  • Northwest Chocolate Festival: Artisanal excellence will be the focus at the Northwest Chocolate Festival happening from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center at 8th Avenue and Pike Street. Classes, demos, tastings, an "aphrodisiac room" and more will be part of the delicious fun. Entry is $30 per day or $55 for both days. http://www.nwchocolate.com
    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
  • Swedish Pancake Breakfast: Enjoy "Swedish pancakes made by Norwegians" when the Swedish Pancake Breakfast returns from 8-11am at Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St. Entry is $3 for kids, $7 for adults. 733-6618
    8:00am
  • Pancake Breakfast: Attend a Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. Entry is $4 for kids, $6 for adults. 332-8040
    8:00am
  • Composting with Worms: Nature's Footprint's Elsie Konzelman leads a "Composting with Worms" workshop at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Register in advance for the free class. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Knit-In: The Friends of the Sumas Library will host their inaugural "Knit-In" from 9am-12pm at Sumas Senior Center, 461 2nd St. Rebecca Danger, local author of The Big Book of Knitted Monsters, will be the keynote speaker. Door prizes will be provided by local yarn and sewing shops. Entry is by donation. 224-1280 or http://www.wcls.org
    9:00am
  • ALS Walk: A "Walk to Defeat ALS" takes place from 9am-12pm on a 2.5-mile paved flat path that connects Squalicum Harbor and Zuanich Point Park to Bellwether on the Bay. All are welcome. http://www.web.alsa.org
    9:00am
  • 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
  • Bellingham Traverse: Runners, cyclists, paddlers and trekkers can take part in the Bellingham Traverse starting at 9am at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. The annual event celebrates the lifecycle of wild salmon (and the challenges of their journey, and draws attention to teh recreational possibilities available in Bellingham. Entry is $75-$350. http://www.bellinghamtraverse.com
    9:00am
  • Gun Discussion: The League of Women Voters hosts a "How Can Responsible Gun Ownership Contribute to Reducing Gun-Related Incidents: A Civil Discussion on the Freedoms and Responsibilities of Gun Ownership " panel discussion at 10am at Whatcom County Council Chambers, 311 Grand Ave. Entry is free. http://www.lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org
    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
  • 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
  • Poetry Writing Workshop: Joan Kane leads an "Ecopoetics" poetry writing workshop from 10am-3pm at Egress Studio, 5581 Noon Rd. The class will encourage participants to think and write about the “local” voice in the context of science, poetics, and critical approaches. Entry is $55 and pre-registration is required. 398-7870 or http://www.egresstudio.com
    10:00am
  • Bug Blitz: Mount Baker Vintage Volkswagens and Provolks Auto Service will host a "Bellingham Bug Blitz" car show from 10am-4pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. A show ’n shine, live music, activities for kids, food vendors, a swap meet and more will be part of the fun. Spectator admission is $10 (free for kids 12 and under, seniors and veterans with ID). http://www.bhambugblitz.com
    10:00am
  • Museum Tag Sale: The 9th annual Whatcom Museum Tag Sale takes place from 10am-5pm at the museum's Syre Building, 201 Prospect St. In addition to art, you'll be able to peruse jewelry, housewares, linen, small furniture pieces and more. Entry is free; a $10 early bird donation will get you in an hour early. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    10:00am
  • Sidewalk Sale: Merchandise, gift and clothing bargains can be had at the annual Sidewalk Sale happening from 10am-6pm in historic Fairhaven. http://www.fairhaven.com
    10:00am
  • Grape Classes: "Wine & Table Grape Harvesting" will be the focus of a workshop from 10:30am-12pm at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. From 1:30-3pm, sign up for "Wine Grape Trials Evaluation"—which features both fruit and wine for sampling. Entry is free to the first event, $10 for the second. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    10:30am
  • Limelight Writer: Authors Harold Holzer and James McPherson discuss their book Hearts Touched by Fire at a "Writers in the Limelight" onscreen author talk and interview starting at noon at the Pickford's Limelight Cinema, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Entry is $5. http://www.pickfordfilmcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Art Book for Kids: Local children's author Lois V. Harris reads and signs from her book, Maxfield Parrish: Painter of Magical Make-Believe, from 1-3pm at Barnes & Noble, 4099 Meridian St. 647-7018
    1:00pm
  • WIne & Music Festival: "Uncorked: Woolley Wine & Music Festival" happens from 2-8pm in Sedro-Woolley at the Eagle Haven Winery, 8243 Sims Rd. The event will feature music by Bobby Holland and the Breadline and Blues Playground. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. http://www.sedro-woolley.com
    2:00pm
  • Art Party and Anniversary: Art, poetry and dance will be part of a Fairhaven Art Block Party from 5-9pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center (1314 Harris Ave.) and Lucia Douglas Gallery (1415 13th St.). Both venues will have art displays, and there'll also be contributions from the Whatcom Poetry Series and Bellingham Repertory Dance. The event also celebrates Lucia Douglas' 20th anniversary. Entry is free. http://www.luciadouglas.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
  • Michael Gonzalez: Acoustic guitarist Michael Gonzalez performs at a free gig from 6-8pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:00pm
  • International Day of Peace Celebration: Join the Whatcom Peace & Justice Center for a 10th International Day of Peace celebration starting at 6:30pm at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham, 2401 Cornwall Ave. (Participants can march from Maritime Heritage Park first.) In addition to a talk by guest speaker Ruben Garcia, there'll be music by the Kulshan Chorus and the presentation of the Howard Harris Lifetime Peacemaker Award. Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    6:30pm
  • Coal Hard Facts Forum: RE Sources and Save Birch Bay will co-host a "Coal Hard Facts" forum at 6:30pm at Birch Bay's Bay Horizon Activity Center, 7511 Gemini St. The event will provide information on the environmental, health and regional impacts of the proposed coal export terminal for Cherry Point. Dana Lyons will provide music at pm, and a question-and-answer session will follow the forum. http://www.re-sources.org
    6:30pm
  • Ladies Night Out Walk: "Moon of the Harvest" will be the focus of a Ladies Night Out excursion with Wild Whatcom Walks from 6:30-8pm on Lake Whatcom (the location will be revealed upon registration). Entry is $10. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    6:30pm
  • Ukrainian Bandura Concert: Alex Krynytzky and John Patrick will perform traditional instrumental duets, historical songs, ballads and contemporary Ukrainian folk songs at a Ukrainian Bandura Concert from 7-9pm in Maple Falls at Kendall Elementary School, 7547 Kendall Rd. Entry is free. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    7:00pm
  • End of Summer Dance: Beginners and singles are welcome at USA Dance's "End of Summer Dance" happening from 7-10pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. An East Coast Swing lesson happens from 7-8pm, so show up early if you want to learn a few things. Entry is $7-$10. 734-5676
    7:00pm
  • Experience Tango: Tango Popolare hosts its monthly "Experience Tango" dance from 8-11:30pm at the Presence Dance Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. An orientation lesson begins at 8pm, and no partner or experience is needed. Entry is $7-$10. 708-8076
    8:00pm
  • Comedy Nite: Comedian Eric Blake will be the headlining standup performer at the monthly Comedy Nite starting at 9pm at Poppes 360, 714 Lakeway Dr. Blake—who's made appearances on Comedy Central, HBO's "Bad Boys of Comedy," and elsewhere—will be joined by host Randall Ragsdale and funny lady Lisa Curtis. Tickets are $10. 671-1011 or http://www.facebook.com/ComedyNite
    9:00pm

 

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