Week of Sunday, September 22, 2013
(117 events)

Sunday, September 22, 2013 (20 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Music and Activism: Buffalo Field campaign cofounder and director Mike Mease will share personal stories from 16 years working alongside the last continuously wild American Bison and GoodShield Aguilar and Mignon Geli will play Native and fusion music at "A Night for the Last Wild Buffalo" gatherings at 4pm Sunday at Bellingham's Fairhaven Library, and 6:30pm Monday at Mount Vernon's Skagit Valley Food Co-op. (360) 770-3113
    4:00pm
  • Banned Books Week: Pay attention to the ongoing problem of censorship as part of national Banned Books Week happening Sunday through next Saturday at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Visit the bookstore's website to find out more about planned programs and reading suggestions. http://www.villagebooks.com
    12:00am
  • 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
  • Run with the Wolves: A "Run with the Wolves" 5k fun run begins at 9am at Burlington's Skagit Adventist School, 530 N. Section St. Cost is $15-$20; proceeds benefit the school's service projects in the community. http://www.skagitadventist.com
    9:00am
  • Compete for a Cause: The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center's 7th annual "Compete for a Cause" Cribbage Tournament tales place from 9am-4pm at Boundary Bay, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry is $20-$25. http://www.whatcomdrc.org
    9:00am
  • Bite of Bellingham: The 8th annual Bite of Bellingham takes place from 12-4pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. More than 20 Whatcom County restaurants will have their edible fare up for sale in bite-sized servings, and all ages are welcome. Cost is $1 per ticket, with most "bites" being between 2-5. Attendees will also have an opportunity to vote for Bellingham’s “Best Bite,” “Dreamiest Drink,” “Sweetest Sweet“and Best Gluten-Free Bite” categories. In addition, this year’s Bite will http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    12:00pm
  • Ronstadt Generations: The multi-instrumentalists and singers known as Ronstadt Generations perform at 2pm at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. The trio is helmed by Linda Ronstadt's younger brother Michael and includes his two sons. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.nancysfarm.com
    2:00pm
  • Moon Festival Celebration: The Mei Hua Chinese School hosts a Moon Festival Celebration from 2:30-4:30pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Building, 2214 Electric Ave. Traditional Chinese singing and dancing performances, crafts, calligraphy, a silent auction and more will be part of the fun. Entry is free. http://www.meihuaschool.org
    2:30pm
  • Science and Fiction: Retired research psychologist and Vanessa's Curve of Mind author will focus on "Lab Lit: Putting Real Science Into Fiction" at a talk and reading at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    4:00pm

Monday, September 23, 2013 (9 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Music and Activism: Buffalo Field campaign cofounder and director Mike Mease will share personal stories from 16 years working alongside the last continuously wild American Bison and GoodShield Aguilar and Mignon Geli will play Native and fusion music at "A Night for the Last Wild Buffalo" gatherings at 4pm Sunday at Bellingham's Fairhaven Library, and 6:30pm Monday at Mount Vernon's Skagit Valley Food Co-op. (360) 770-3113
    4:00pm
  • Banned Books Week: Pay attention to the ongoing problem of censorship as part of national Banned Books Week happening Sunday through next Saturday at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Visit the bookstore's website to find out more about planned programs and reading suggestions. http://www.villagebooks.com
    12:00am
  • Harvest Preparation: Demonstrations and discussions will be part of a "Preserving the Fall Harvest" course with food preservation specialist Susy Hymas from 6:30-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $10. 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:30pm
  • Chuckanut Radio Hour: Doors open at 6:30pm for tonight's live taping of the Chuckanut Radio Hour at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Ryan Coonerty, author of The Rise of the Naked Economy, will be tonight's special guest. Entry is $5. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Book Club: Discuss Amanda Coplin's The Orchardist at the Ferndale Friends Book Club meeting from 7-9:30pm at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. 305-3600
    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 24, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Banned Books Week: Pay attention to the ongoing problem of censorship as part of national Banned Books Week happening Sunday through next Saturday at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Visit the bookstore's website to find out more about planned programs and reading suggestions. http://www.villagebooks.com
    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
  • Outdoor Photo Basics: Alex Pollitt will share tips for getting better scenic and action shots at a free "Outdoor Photography Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Dumpling Class: Cookbook author Mary Ellen Carter focuses on "World Wide Dumplings: China" at a class from 6-8pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $35. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • America’s Boating Course: Bellingham Sail and Power Squadron presents "America's Boating Course" starting tonight from 6:30-8:30pm at Bellingham Technical College. The eight-week course includes boat handling and trailering, anchoring, avoiding collisions, handling emergencies, navigation and charting, and more. Cost is $110. 752-8530
    6:30pm
  • Audubon Society Talk: Dr. Fred Rhoades will focus on "Lichens and Animals and How They Relate" at tonight's North Cascades Audubon Society meeting at 7pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Entry is open to all. http://www.northcascadesaudubon.org
    7:00pm
  • Square Dance Lessons: Rainbow Squares begins its weekly square dance lessons tonight from 7-9pm at Lynden's Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience is necessary, and singles, couples and families are welcome. Entry is free for the first two lessons, $5 otherwise. http://www.sqdance.org
    7:00pm

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 (15 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
  • The Producers: Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy, The Producers, can be seen at 7:30pm Wed.-Fri., 2pm and 7:30pm Sat., and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The Main Stage Repertory production tells the story of a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant—who come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history (hint: the scheme backfires). Tickets to the musical are $20-$40. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Banned Books Week: Pay attention to the ongoing problem of censorship as part of national Banned Books Week happening Sunday through next Saturday at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Visit the bookstore's website to find out more about planned programs and reading suggestions. http://www.villagebooks.com
    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
  • Limelight Open House: See what's new and updated at an Open House from 4-5:30pm at the Pickford Film Center's Limelight Cinema, 1416 Cornwall Ave. All are welcome. http://www.pickfordfilmcenter.org
    4:00pm
  • Dinne with Dugoni: New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni will be the featured author at the Whatcom Writers and Publishers meeting at 5:30pm at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. Entry to hear the writer of legal thrillers talk about his work is $20 and includes dinner. http://www.whatcomwritersandpublishers.org
    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
  • Downtown Bellingham Partnership Meeting: Join the Downtown Bellingham Partnership and Sustainable Connections to talk about the Downtown Improvement Gardens (DIG) Project at at Downtown Neighborhood Association meeting at 6pm at the Leopold Retirement Residence, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Sustainable Connections will unveil the locations for all 36 gardens, impacts of construction, and timeline for completion. All are welcome. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • September in Paris: European fare will be the focus at a "September in Paris" course with Karina Davidson from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • The End of Money: Find out more about the future of money and how it will affect your wallet when David Wolman shares ideas from The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers—and the Coming Cashless Society at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    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
  • Craft Beer Cookbook: As part of Bellingham Beer Week, New Jersey author John Hall will share recipes and stories from The American Craft Beer Cookbook from 7:30-9pm at the Chuckanut Brewery, 601 W. Holly St. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:30pm

Thursday, September 26, 2013 (20 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
  • The Producers: Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy, The Producers, can be seen at 7:30pm Wed.-Fri., 2pm and 7:30pm Sat., and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The Main Stage Repertory production tells the story of a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant—who come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history (hint: the scheme backfires). Tickets to the musical are $20-$40. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Anchor Art Auction: From 12-5pm Thursday and Friday, peruse a variety of art by regional artists, affordable handcrafts and unique collectibles in Anacortes at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave. From 6-9pm Sat., Sept. 28 attend the gallery's third annual Art Auction. Proceeds from the sale will support the creative space. http://www.anchorartspace.org
    12:00pm
  • Hello, My Name is You: Kuntz and Company will perform a dance and theater piece about Asperger's Syndrome when Hello, My Name is You returns to the stage at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 5pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The piece—which features Bellingham resident Margaret Cooper performing alongside members of Kuntz and Company—explores how Cooper is solving her day-to-day activities in a culture that is learning how to understand her. A post-show discussion will http://www.kuntzandco.org
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Banned Books Week: Pay attention to the ongoing problem of censorship as part of national Banned Books Week happening Sunday through next Saturday at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Visit the bookstore's website to find out more about planned programs and reading suggestions. http://www.villagebooks.com
    12:00am
  • Parkinson’s Dance Class: Local dancer and choreographer Pam Kuntz will lead a dance class for people with Parkinson's disease and other movement and neurological disorders starting today at 11am at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Cost is $45 for the nine-week session or $7 for a drop-in class. http://www.kuntzandcompany.org
    11:00am
  • Starting Your Memoir: Sara Geballe of Memoir Crafters leads a "Preserving Life Stories: Starting Your Memoir" presentation from 11am-12:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library. The interactive session is free. For more info: 778-7230 778-7230
    11:00am
  • 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
  • Mushroom Day: Bring specimens from your yard for identification as part of "Mushroom Day" from 1-6pm at the Bow Little Market at the Belfast Feed Store, 6200 N. Green Rd. Members of the Northwest Mushroomers Association will be on hand, and there'll be specimen displays, mushroom art and info on how to grow your own. http://www.northwestmushroomers.org
    1:00pm
  • Steve Rudy: Jazz pianist Steve Rudy performs at a free gig from 5:30-7:30pm at the Firehall Cafe at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • Igniting Creativity: Skagit Artists Together will host an "Igniting Creativity' presentation at 6pm at the Padilla Bay Reserve 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd. Entry is free. http://www.skagitart.com
    6:00pm
  • Studio Tour Reception: As a precursor to the 19th annual Whatcom Artists Studio Tour, meet the artists who will open their studios for the October event at a reception from 6-8pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:00pm
  • Mexican Kitchen: Ana Jackson heads south at a "Mexican Kitchen: Ode to Masa" course from 6-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Healthcare Discussion: United for National Healthcare hosts a meeting focused on the "Affordable Care Act 2014" at 7pm at St. Luke's Community Ed Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy. Entry is free. http://www.unitedforhealthcare.org
    7:00pm
  • Architectural Interest: At tonight's After Hours Arts gathering, learn more about premier architect Norman Foster at a viewing of the documentary How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Entry is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:00pm
  • Saying Yes: Intuitive Life Coach Betsy Gutting shares ideas from her book, The Magic of Saying Yes: Answering Your Heart's True Calling, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.betsygutting.com
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Friday, September 27, 2013 (23 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
  • The Producers: Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy, The Producers, can be seen at 7:30pm Wed.-Fri., 2pm and 7:30pm Sat., and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The Main Stage Repertory production tells the story of a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant—who come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history (hint: the scheme backfires). Tickets to the musical are $20-$40. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Anchor Art Auction: From 12-5pm Thursday and Friday, peruse a variety of art by regional artists, affordable handcrafts and unique collectibles in Anacortes at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave. From 6-9pm Sat., Sept. 28 attend the gallery's third annual Art Auction. Proceeds from the sale will support the creative space. http://www.anchorartspace.org
    12:00pm
  • Hello, My Name is You: Kuntz and Company will perform a dance and theater piece about Asperger's Syndrome when Hello, My Name is You returns to the stage at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 5pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The piece—which features Bellingham resident Margaret Cooper performing alongside members of Kuntz and Company—explores how Cooper is solving her day-to-day activities in a culture that is learning how to understand her. A post-show discussion will http://www.kuntzandco.org
    7:30pm
  • Little Shop of Horrors: Evil dentists and man-eating plants will make appearances when the musical known as Little Shop of Horrors opens this week at 8pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 and additional showings happen through Oct. 26. http://www.acttheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Wutcraker Auditions: Auditions for the intergenerational holiday play, The Wutcraker, take place from 5:30-8pm Friday and Saturday at the Bellingham Children's Theatre, 1412 Cornwall Ave. This will be BCT's last performance of the award-winning show, and a number of "Bellebrities" are already onboard. Kids ages 7-19 and adults are encouraged to audition. http://www.bellinghamchildrenstheatre.com
    5:30pm
  • 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
  • Fall Garage Sale: Attend a Fall Garage Sale from 9am-6pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St. More than 120 vendors will be on hand, and food will be available. http://www.skagitcounty.net
    9:00am
  • Hodgepodge: Expect both short games and long-form improv at "Hodgepodge" shows at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. As a welcome back to the collegiate types, tickets will be $5 for students with ID. Tickets are $8-$10 otherwise. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • 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. Entry is $4-$6, or $18 per family (two adults and three kids). http://www.lyndenffa.com
    6:00pm
  • Pan the Musical: A revamped take on the story of Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook and various adventures in Neverland can be seen when META Performing Arts continues its run of the original play PAN the Musical at 7pm Friday and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $10-$20 and additional performances take place Oct. 3-6. http://www.lincolntheatre.org or www.panmusical.com
    7:00pm
  • Banned Books Week: Pay attention to the ongoing problem of censorship as part of national Banned Books Week happening Sunday through next Saturday at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Visit the bookstore's website to find out more about planned programs and reading suggestions. http://www.villagebooks.com
    12:00am
  • 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
  • Oktoberfest Learning Luncheon: Learn to make traditional German food at a "Learning Luncheon: Oktoberfest" class at 12pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Cost is $20. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    12:00pm
  • Final Cemetery Tour: "Grave Markers and Meanings" will be the focus of the final Cemetery Tour of the season at 12:30pm at Bayview Cemetery, 1420 Woburn St. Register in advance for the free excursion. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    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
  • Sheila Oberg Reception: Meet artist Sheila Oberg and view her oil paintings on display at a reception from 5-7pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The works will show through Nov. 2. 305-3600
    5:00pm
  • Healing Through Art Reception: A reception for "Contemporary Aboriginal Art: Australian Dreamings" happens from 6-8pm at the Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th St. The exhibit, which is part of a "Healing Through Art" series, will be on display through Oct. 4 at the gallery before moving to PeaceHealth St. Joseph's Medical Center. http://www.luciadouglas.com
    6:00pm
  • Friends of Maher: Learn more about Sister Lucy Kurien—a woman likened to Mother Theresa—when Friends of Maher bring her to Bellingham to talk about the visionary interfaith community she spearheaded in India at a public talk and potluck from 6:30-8:30pm Friday at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. (360) 303-3892 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    6:30pm
  • Jan Phillips: Music, video and storytelling will be on display when award-winning author and performing artist Jan Phillips presents "Take Back the Light" at 7pm at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham, 2501 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $15. First Congregational Church of Bellingham
    7:00pm
  • Full Rip: Seattle Times science reporter Sandi Doughton shares ideas from her new book Full Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • The Prisoner of Second Avenue: Travel back in time to 1970s New York City when The Prisoner of Second Avenue opens this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to see the black comedy are $12-$14 and additional showings happen weekends through Oct. 13. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • 48 Hour Theater Festival XXXVII: The 37th version of the 48 Hour Theater Festival takes place at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Six brand-new 10-minute plays will be performed each night, and Friday's shows will be entirely different than Saturday's. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm

Saturday, September 28, 2013 (43 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
  • The Producers: Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy, The Producers, can be seen at 7:30pm Wed.-Fri., 2pm and 7:30pm Sat., and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The Main Stage Repertory production tells the story of a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant—who come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history (hint: the scheme backfires). Tickets to the musical are $20-$40. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Anchor Art Auction: From 12-5pm Thursday and Friday, peruse a variety of art by regional artists, affordable handcrafts and unique collectibles in Anacortes at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave. From 6-9pm Sat., Sept. 28 attend the gallery's third annual Art Auction. Proceeds from the sale will support the creative space. http://www.anchorartspace.org
    12:00pm
  • Hello, My Name is You: Kuntz and Company will perform a dance and theater piece about Asperger's Syndrome when Hello, My Name is You returns to the stage at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 5pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The piece—which features Bellingham resident Margaret Cooper performing alongside members of Kuntz and Company—explores how Cooper is solving her day-to-day activities in a culture that is learning how to understand her. A post-show discussion will http://www.kuntzandco.org
    7:30pm
  • Little Shop of Horrors: Evil dentists and man-eating plants will make appearances when the musical known as Little Shop of Horrors opens this week at 8pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 and additional showings happen through Oct. 26. http://www.acttheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Wutcraker Auditions: Auditions for the intergenerational holiday play, The Wutcraker, take place from 5:30-8pm Friday and Saturday at the Bellingham Children's Theatre, 1412 Cornwall Ave. This will be BCT's last performance of the award-winning show, and a number of "Bellebrities" are already onboard. Kids ages 7-19 and adults are encouraged to audition. http://www.bellinghamchildrenstheatre.com
    5:30pm
  • 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
  • Fall Garage Sale: Attend a Fall Garage Sale from 9am-6pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St. More than 120 vendors will be on hand, and food will be available. http://www.skagitcounty.net
    9:00am
  • Hodgepodge: Expect both short games and long-form improv at "Hodgepodge" shows at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. As a welcome back to the collegiate types, tickets will be $5 for students with ID. Tickets are $8-$10 otherwise. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • 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. Entry is $4-$6, or $18 per family (two adults and three kids). http://www.lyndenffa.com
    6:00pm
  • Pan the Musical: A revamped take on the story of Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook and various adventures in Neverland can be seen when META Performing Arts continues its run of the original play PAN the Musical at 7pm Friday and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $10-$20 and additional performances take place Oct. 3-6. http://www.lincolntheatre.org or www.panmusical.com
    7:00pm
  • Banned Books Week: Pay attention to the ongoing problem of censorship as part of national Banned Books Week happening Sunday through next Saturday at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Visit the bookstore's website to find out more about planned programs and reading suggestions. http://www.villagebooks.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
  • National Public Lands Day: Celebrate National Public Lands Day by taking part in a Washington Trails Association-led work party from 8:30am-2:30pm at Mt. Baker's Heather Meadows. Dozens of volunteer opportunities will be happening today throughout Washington. http://www.publiclandsday.org or www.wta.org
    8:30am
  • Autumn Interest: Jim Lock of Van Klavern's Nursery will discuss "Trees and Shrubs for Autumn Interest" at 9am at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Register in advance for the free workshop. 676-6580
    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
  • Democratic Yard Sale: Find deals aplenty at the Whatcom Democrats Yard Sale Fundraiser from 9am-2pm at 1621 Eldridge Ave. http://www.whatcomdemocrats.com
    9:00am
  • Community Rummage Sale: Attend the 39th annual Community Rummage Sale from 9am-2:30pm at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1720 Harris Ave. Donations will be accepted through Thursday. 733-6749
    9:00am
  • Classic Car Show: Classic cars, live music and more will be part of the 11th annual Classic Car Show happening from 9am-3pm at Chevrolet Cadillac of Bellingham, 3891 Northwest Ave. Bring donations for the Whatcom Humane Society and the Bellingham Food Bank. http://www.bellinghamchevy.com
    9:00am
  • Puget Sound Toy Show: The 28th annual Puget Sound Toy Show takes place from 9am-3:30pm at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Admission is $2-$4 (kids 5 and under are free). (360) 354-2292
    9:00am
  • Giant Pumpkin Festival: Giant pumpkin and cabbage contests, live music, pony rides, face painting, carnival games, harvest-focused food, exhibit areas and more will be part of the Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival happening from 9am-4pm at Christianson's Nursery in Mount Vernon. Entry is free. http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
    9:00am
  • Run 4 Refuge: Both seasoned runners and casual walkers can sign up for the inaugural "Run 4 Refuge" starting at 10am at the playground shelter at Lake Padden. Entry is $30; funds raised benefit Engedi Refuge Ministries, a center that helps female victims of sexual exploitation. http://www.engedirefuge.com
    10:00am
  • Community Meal: All are welcome at the bimonthly Community Meal from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Entry is free. 384-1422
    10:00am
  • Deming Book Club: James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans will be the topic of discussion at the Deming Book Club meeting from 10am-12pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. 305-3600
    10:00am
  • Produce Exchange: Bring excess produce and plants from your garden to give away or swap at the Day of Plenty Produce Exchange from 10am-1pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Live music and a cider press will also be part of the fun. The event is free. http://www.fairhaven.com
    10:00am
  • Charlotte’s Web Auditions: Adults are invited to audition for the Neighborhood Playhouse's upcoming production of a musical version of Charlotte's Web from 10am-2pm in Bellingham. Visit the website for location, audition details and to register for a time slot. http://www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net
    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
  • Harvest Festival: The 10th annual Burlington Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Pitch will take place from 10am-3pm at Skagit River Park, 1100 S. Skagit St. If you'd like to sign up to pitch your pumpkins, the registration fee is $50. (360) 755-9649
    10:00am
  • Glass Art Open House: Attend an Open House from 10am-4pm at Morrison Glass Art, 2111 Lincoln St. New work will be on display and up for sale, and there will be live glass blowing demos throughout the day and refreshments. Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.morrisonglassart.com
    10:00am
  • Museum Day Live!: As part of the Smithsonian's "Museum Day Live," museums and cultural institutions across the country—including Whatcom Museum, Skagit County Historical Museum, Lynden Pioneer Museum, and many more in Seattle and throughout the state—will offer free admission to anyone presenting a "Museum Day Live!" ticket, which can be reserved online. http://www.smithsonianmag.com
    10:00am
  • Food Truck Roundup: The Industrial Credit Union will host a "Food Truck Roundup" to benefit Whatcom County food banks from 11am-3pm at 1200 Iowa St. (the empty lot east of Wilson Motors). The event will showcase many local food trucks, and there'll be beer by Kulshan Brewery, live music, activities for kids and more. Tickets are $10 and include five taste tickets. http://www.communityfooddrive.com
    11:00am
  • Here’s to the Ladies Jazz Series: Lauded contemporary jazz pianist, vocalist and songwriter Laila Biali performs at a "Here's to the Ladies" Jazz Series from 3-6pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 8 Barnview Court, Gate 2. Tickets are $20; proceeds benefit the building fund for the South Whatcom County. 306-1800
    3:00pm
  • Color of Lies: Abbe Rolnick reads from her new book of fiction, Color of Lies, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book tells the story of victims of a toxic waste coverup and the lies they must tell to stop the perpetrator. 671-2626
    4:00pm
  • 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
  • Whatcom Symphony Dinner: Food and art will combine at a "Welcome Dinner" for new Whatcom Symphony Orchestra Music Director Yaniv Attar at 7pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Artists Ben Mann, Chris Shreve, Mary Gregg Byrne, Rosie Harris and Julie Leuthold are transforming donated instruments into works of art, and Ciao Thyme will provide dinner. Tickets are $100. http://www.whatcomsymphony.com
    7:00pm
  • Clover Reading: Area authors Paul Hunter, Nancy Canyon, Luther Allen, Marla Morrow, and others will share their words at a group reading for Clover: A Literary Rag, Vol. 5 at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Susie McEntire: Country music singer Susie McEntire (yep, Reba's sister) will be joined in concert by the BHS Showstoppers at 7pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $10; funds raised will benefit the local nonprofit Childcare Worldwide. http://www.childcareworldwide.org
    7:00pm
  • Chamber Music Series: As part of the Amadeus Project's Chamber Music Series, pianist Ben Rosenblatt and violinist Jeanette Wickell will present a recital of 20th century music at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Entry is $5-$12. http://www.theamadeusproject.org
    7:00pm
  • Cabaret at BAAY: Dance, music, art and food will be a part of "Cabaret at BAAY" at 7pm at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. The night will showcase current and former BAAY students, as well as local talent. Tickets are $5; proceeds will help raise money for scholarships. 441-0728 or http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: Bellingham's Up in the Air will provide live tunes at tonight's Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Cindy Holmes from Anacortes will do the calling. Entry is $6-$10, and beginners are welcome. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Uncle Bonsai: The legendary Seattle-based folk-pop harmonizers known as Uncle Bonsai perform at 8pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $16-$22. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    8:00pm

 

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