Week of Sunday, October 13, 2013
(110 events)

Sunday, October 13, 2013 (16 events)

  • Lynden Music Festival: Grant Donnellan, the Jaded Lovers, the Enchanted Flute Choir, the Atlantics, Bobby Lee, Duo Lido, Fathia Attalah, the Langley Ukulele Ensemble, Martin Kuuskmann, the Mount Baker Toppers, and others will perform during the annual Claire De Lune Music Festival happening Oct. 5-13 throughout Lynden. Ticket prices vary. http://www.lyndenmusicfestival.com
    12:00pm
  • Little Shop of Horrors: Evil dentists and man-eating plants will make appearances when the musical known as Little Shop of Horrors shows at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat., and 2pm Sun. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 and additional showings happen through Oct. 26. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Prisoner of Second Avenue: Travel back in time to 1970s New York City when The Prisoner of Second Avenue concludes its run 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. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Lynden Music Festival: Grant Donnellan, the Jaded Lovers, the Enchanted Flute Choir, the Atlantics, Bobby Lee, Duo Lido, Fathia Attalah, the Langley Ukulele Ensemble, Martin Kuuskmann, the Mount Baker Toppers, and others will perform during the annual Claire De Lune Music Festival happening through Oct. 13 at various venues throughout Lynden. Ticket prices vary. http://www.lyndenmusicfestival.com
    2:00pm
  • Some Enchanted Evening: Rodgers and Hammerstein compositions will be on full display when showings of Some Enchanted Evening conclude this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Double Cross: A weekend of cyclocross fun can be had at Cascade Cross' Silver Lake Double Cross happening Saturday and Sunday in Maple Falls at Silver Lake Park. In addition to the cyclocross and cross country running races—which are offered in a variety of ages—there'll be camping, barbecue and pizza vendors, live music, activities for kids and more. Entry prices vary. http://www.cascadecross.com
    10:00am
  • Whatcom Artist Studio Tour: More than 60 area artists will share their work, and their creative spaces, from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Whatcom County. The self-guided tour is free, and happens again Oct. 12-13. http://www.studiotour.net
    10:00am
  • Northwest Ballet’s Dracula: Northwest Ballet brings a dance-centered version of Bram Stoker's Dracula to the big stage at performances at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $24-$32. An additional performance takes place Oct. 25 in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall. http://www.northwestballet.org or www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Nordic Work Party: Join the Nooksack Nordic Ski Club for a work party today at the Salmon Ridge Sno-Park. Meet at 9am at the Sunset Cost Cutter parking lot to carpool. Contact the crew leader to reserve lunch and with questions. 340-8417 or http://www.nooksacknordicskiclub.org
    9:00am
  • Padden Duathlon: The annual Padden Mountain Bike Duathlon begins at 11am at Lake Padden. The race consists of running and mountain biking. Cost is $30-$35. http://www.cob.org
    11:00am
  • Nomad: Jennifer Dranttel and William Canepa will present their new pop-up shop, Nomad, from 12-9pm in front of Temple Bar, 306 W. Champion St. In their 1959 Mercury camper trailer, the Bellingham-based artists will be showing and selling fine art, and handmade housewares, apparel and accessories among a variety of artisan goods sourced from their travels. http://www.facebook.com/shopnomad
    12:00pm
  • Tweed Ride: Dust off your tweeds and enjoy a "dandy day of pedaling" when Everybody Bike offers a free Tweed Ride starting at 1pm at Bellingham's Maritime Heritage Park. There'll be a photo stop at Elizabeth Park, a cruise through downtown Bellingham and post-parade refreshments at C http://www.everybodybike.com
    1:00pm
  • Pickett House Tour: Get a look at the oldest wooden house in Washington State still at its original location at the monthly Open House from 1-4pm at the Pickett House, 910 Bancroft St. Tours are offered by the Daughter of the Pioneers of Washington. Admission is by donation. 733-5873
    1:00pm
  • The Cantrells: Acoustic folk, bluegrass, western swing, and Americana will be among the genres to heard when the Cantrells perform at 2pm at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Suggested donation to see the renowned duo is $15. http://www.nancysfarm.com
    2:00pm

Monday, October 14, 2013 (1 events)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 (7 events)

  • Sign Language Classes: The Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center offers American Sign Language classes as a free service to the community from 12-1pm on the first three Tuesdays of each month in Bellingham. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 255-7166 or 647-0910
    12:00pm
  • Artist in Residency: As part of an ongoing "Artist in Residency" series, Bellingham-based playwright, director and actress Krissa Woiwod will be looking into the idea of using several devices and technologies to guide a short piece of theater for her upcoming "Sketchopedia" show from 5-7pm every Tuesday in October at Temple Bar, 306 W. Champion St. Come prepared to write. Donations are welcome. http://www.templebarbellingham.com
    5:00pm
  • Easter Europe Dumplings: Mary Ellen Carter focuses on "World Wide Dumplings: Eastern Europe" at a class from 6-8pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $35. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Gluten-Free Pies: Jean Layton, ND, helms a "Gluten-Free Pies" primer at 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Cost is $35. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Pie Crust Class: Brush up on your dough skills at a "Pie Crust: Traditional, Gluten-Free and Beyond' course from 6:30-8:30pm in Moun http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Cliff Mass Presentation: Renowned meteorologist Cliff Mass presents "The Future of Weather Forecasting" at a 7pm presentation at the theater at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the general, and $5 for students. Proceeds benefit the Community Boating Center. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    7:00pm
  • Vaudevillingham: See the Bellingham Circus Guild's monthly uncensored variety show, Vaudevillingham, at 7pm and 9pm at the group's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. The performances features guild members as well as local acts in a variety of genres. Suggested donation is $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    7:00pm

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 (7 events)

  • Humanities Washington Speaker Series: "Fires and Forests, East of the Cascade Divide" will be the focus of a Humanities Washington Speaker Series presentation with U.S. Forest Service's John Marshall at noon at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Entry is free. 778-7236
    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
  • Mediterranean Fall Recipes: The flavors of the season will be highlighted when Chef Nahla Gholam focuses on "Mediterranean Fall Recipes" from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Daughters of Fire: Author and teacher Tom Peek reads from his Hawaii-based book of fiction, Daughters of Fire, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • BUG Song Circle: The Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) hosts a Song Circle from 7-9pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. Suggested donation is $5. 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, October 17, 2013 (21 events)

  • Lynden Craft & Antique Show: More than 100 creative artisans an unique vendors will share their creative wares at the 24th annual Lynden Craft & Antique Show from 10am-8pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday, at the NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $4 for seniors and $5 general. http://www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com
    10:00am
  • Equus: Watch a psychiatrist try to help a boy who has blinded six horses in a violent fit of passion when Western Washington University's theater arts program presents showings of the drama Equus starting this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the school's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen Oct. 22-25. FYI: Viewer discretion is advised, and nudity will be part of the performance. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Little Shop of Horrors: Evil dentists and man-eating plants will make appearances when the musical known as Little Shop of Horrors shows at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat., and 2pm Sun. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 and additional showings happen through Oct. 26. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Winter Birds: Local photographer, writer and bird expert Joe Meche leads a "Winter Birds of the Salish Sea" presentation at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • Paul Klein: Pianist Paul Klein will play a variety of blues and rocks tunes at a free gig from 5:30-7:30pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • Healthy Kitchen: Learn more about kitchen staples and how to turn them into a healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner in a snap at a "Healthy Kitchen" class from 6-8pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Cost is $15. 734-8158
    6:00pm
  • After Hours Art: Local artists Katherine Taylor and Jim Henterly will focus on "The Art of Sketching Birds" at an After Hours Art gathering from 6-8pm at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. Entry is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    6:00pm
  • Pajama Concert: Richard and Helen Scholtz will be joined by Pam Sinnet for a "Pajama Concert" starting at 6:30pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. Kids ages 8 and younger are invited—and yes, they can wear their jammies and bring along their teddy bears and blankies. Entry is $10-$20 for families or $6 for an adult coming without children. 734-6244
    6:30pm
  • Dumpling Class: Mary Ellen Carter focuses on "Shanghai Soup Dumplings" from 6:30-8:30pm at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Entry is $35. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Chinese Home Chef: Robert Fong leads a "Chinese Home Chef" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Fees are $39. 383-320
    6:30pm
  • Western Reads: Join a diverse group of panelists with expertise in environmental studies and science as they discuss issues from Nancy Lord's Early Warning: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North at a Western Reads Science Panel Discussion at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • United Against Domestic Violence: "Remember, Celebrate, Connect: Our Community United Against Domestic Violence" will be the focus of a gathering at 7pm at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. A healing labyrinth, music by Marsha Kester, a keynote speech by Kathy McNaughton, and more will be part of the free event. http://www.dvcommission.org
    7:00pm
  • Travelogue: Johannes Lisiecki shares engaging stories about his adventurous life at a "Following a Dream: A 43,000-Mile Expedition of the Americas" Travelogue presentation at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Entry is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:00pm
  • GMOs Presentation: The Community Food Co-op presents a "GMOs: Your Right to Know" panel discussion from 7-9pm at Bellingham Technical College's Settlemeyer Family Hall, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. Megan Westgate (executive director of the Non-GMO Project), and Delana Jones (campaign director for Yes on I-522) will discuss GMOS and the implications of the I-522 campaign. Entry is free. http://www.communityfood.coop
    7:00pm
  • Intro to Improv: Sheila Goldsmith will lead an "Awaken the Spontaneity Within!" introductory improv workshop from 7-9pm at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Please register in advance for the free course. http://www.improvplayworks.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
  • Fitness Forum: If you want to meet the person who has conquered the Pacific Crest Trail in record breaking time, show up for tonight's Fitness Forum at 7:15pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. Heather Anderson will talk about how she did it at a free "Pacific Crest Trail: Mexico to Canada in 60 Days" presentation. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    7:15pm
  • 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
  • Teton Gravity Research presents Way of Life: Take a journey to the mountains and inside the minds of today's top athletes when Teton Gravity Research presents its latest ski and snowboarding film extravaganza, Way of Life, at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $5-$15. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • 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, October 18, 2013 (18 events)

  • Lynden Craft & Antique Show: More than 100 creative artisans an unique vendors will share their creative wares at the 24th annual Lynden Craft & Antique Show from 10am-8pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday, at the NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $4 for seniors and $5 general. http://www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com
    10:00am
  • Equus: Watch a psychiatrist try to help a boy who has blinded six horses in a violent fit of passion when Western Washington University's theater arts program presents showings of the drama Equus starting this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the school's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen Oct. 22-25. FYI: Viewer discretion is advised, and nudity will be part of the performance. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Little Shop of Horrors: Evil dentists and man-eating plants will make appearances when the musical known as Little Shop of Horrors shows at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat., and 2pm Sun. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 and additional showings happen through Oct. 26. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Haunted Depot: "Bad Things Happen When You're Waiting for a Train," the theme of the second annual "Haunted Depot," can be experienced from 7-10pm Oct. 18-19 and again Oct. 25-26 in Anacortes at the Depot Arts Center at 7th Street and R Avenue. A kid-themed "Family Haunt" also takes place from 11am-2pm Sat,. Oct. 26. Entry to the haunted house is $5 ($4 with a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank). Tickets will be available at the door. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    7:00pm
  • Hellingham: Who dunnit? Find out when the perennially popular "Hellingham" opens this week with 8pm and 10pm shows at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Showings of the improvised murder mystery continue through October. Tickets are $10-$12. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Comedy Nite: Big Sean Larkins—a standup comedian who's made appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Def Comedy Jam and more—will be the featured performer at Comedy Nite gigs at 8pm Friday at H20 in Anacortes and 9pm Saturday at Poppes 360 in Bellingham. Tickets are $10. http://www.facebook.com/ComedyNite
    8:00pm
  • Skagit Opera’s Rigoletto: Verdi's operatic masterpiece, Rigoletto, can be seen at Skagit Opera performances at 7:30pm Friday and 3pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets to experience the story of a deformed court jester seeking vengeance are $15-$59. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Dracula: Free Key Productions presents showings of Bram Stoker's Dracula at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $15 and additional showings of the classic tale of horror happen Oct. 25-26. http://www.freekeyproductions.com
    7:30pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in October at the Stimpson Nature Reserve. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • 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
  • Moon Walk for Ladies: Area women are invited to join Wild Whatcom Walks for a "Walks When the Moon is Full: Moon of the Falling Leaves" excursion from 6-8pm in Whatcom County (location will be revealed upon registration). Entry is $10. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    6:00pm
  • Family Story Night: Members of the Bellingham Storyteller's Guild will share tales for all ages at Family Story Night at 7pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Show up at 6pm for an hour of coaching and an intro to the art. 778-7188
    6:00pm
  • Age of Ice: Historical events, supernatural conditions and love affairs will be part of The Age of Ice reading with author J.M. Sidorva at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Saxon Stories: Helen Arntson and Russ Pfeiffer-Hoyt present "Saxon Stories: Homesteading with the Arntson and Nesset Families" at 7pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The historical event focuses on the Saxon area of the South Fork Valley. Entry is free and open to all ages. 305-3600
    7:00pm
  • Gore and Lore Tours: The Good Time Girls combine history with a bit of horror at "Gore and Lore" tours at 7pm Friday in Fairhaven (in front of Skylark's) and 5pm Saturday in downtown Bellingham (at the Black Drop Coffee House). Entry is $18 and includes a drink ticket. Tours continue weekends through Oct. 26. http://www.goodtimegirlsbham.com
    7:00pm
  • Bingo in the Barn: A fundraising "Bingo in the Barn" event happens from 7-9pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, Gate 2. Proceeds will benefit the South Whatcom Library building fund. 306-1800
    7:00pm
  • Genetic Roulette: Learn more about the effects of GMO foods at a showing of Genetic Roulette at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Entry is free. http://www.facebook.com/OccupyBellingham
    7:30pm
  • Royal Crown Revue: The Los Angeles-based band credited with starting the swing revival movement, Royal Crown Revue, brings its big sounds to Bellingham for an 8pm show at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $30-$45. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm

Saturday, October 19, 2013 (43 events)

  • Lynden Craft & Antique Show: More than 100 creative artisans an unique vendors will share their creative wares at the 24th annual Lynden Craft & Antique Show from 10am-8pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday, at the NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $4 for seniors and $5 general. http://www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com
    10:00am
  • Equus: Watch a psychiatrist try to help a boy who has blinded six horses in a violent fit of passion when Western Washington University's theater arts program presents showings of the drama Equus starting this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the school's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen Oct. 22-25. FYI: Viewer discretion is advised, and nudity will be part of the performance. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Little Shop of Horrors: Evil dentists and man-eating plants will make appearances when the musical known as Little Shop of Horrors shows at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat., and 2pm Sun. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 and additional showings happen through Oct. 26. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Haunted Depot: "Bad Things Happen When You're Waiting for a Train," the theme of the second annual "Haunted Depot," can be experienced from 7-10pm Oct. 18-19 and again Oct. 25-26 in Anacortes at the Depot Arts Center at 7th Street and R Avenue. A kid-themed "Family Haunt" also takes place from 11am-2pm Sat,. Oct. 26. Entry to the haunted house is $5 ($4 with a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank). Tickets will be available at the door. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    7:00pm
  • Hellingham: Who dunnit? Find out when the perennially popular "Hellingham" opens this week with 8pm and 10pm shows at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Showings of the improvised murder mystery continue through October. Tickets are $10-$12. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Comedy Nite: Big Sean Larkins—a standup comedian who's made appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Def Comedy Jam and more—will be the featured performer at Comedy Nite gigs at 8pm Friday at H20 in Anacortes and 9pm Saturday at Poppes 360 in Bellingham. Tickets are $10. http://www.facebook.com/ComedyNite
    8:00pm
  • Skagit Opera’s Rigoletto: Verdi's operatic masterpiece, Rigoletto, can be seen at Skagit Opera performances at 7:30pm Friday and 3pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets to experience the story of a deformed court jester seeking vengeance are $15-$59. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Dracula: Free Key Productions presents showings of Bram Stoker's Dracula at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $15 and additional showings of the classic tale of horror happen Oct. 25-26. http://www.freekeyproductions.com
    7:30pm
  • 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" at the monthly Swedish Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St. Entry is $3 for kids and $7 for adults. http://www.wergelandlodge.com
    8:00am
  • Pancake Breakfast: Kids and adults are welcome at today's Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at the Ferndale Senior Activity Center, 1999 Cherry ST. Entry is $3-$6. 384-6244
    8:00am
  • Fall Writing Marathon: Author and instructor Dawn Groves will lead a 12-hour "Fall Writing Marathon" starting at 8am at Village Books' Book Fare Cafe, 1200 11th St. Groves will provide encouragement and coaching throughout the day as you write in timed segments at various Fairhaven locations. Cost is $69. 383-3200
    8:00am
  • Padden Half Marathon: Take a 13.1-mile run through a scenic and challenging setting at today's Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon starting at 9am at Lake Padden. Cost is $55 and registration must be received by Oct. 16. http://www.lakepaddentrailhalf.com
    9:00am
  • Potting Party: A "Make It and Take It: Lasagna Bulb Pot" class begins at 9am at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Fees are $39. 676-5480
    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
  • Garage Sale: Three Rivers Education Cooperative will host a giant Owlerrific Garage Sale starting at 9am at Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 Valley Hwy. http://www.threeriverscooperative.org
    9:00am
  • Fall Craft Sale: Attend a Fall Craft Sale from 9am-4pm at the Lakeway Mobile Estates Clubhouse, 1200 Lincoln St. Handmade items, jewelry, food items and more will be available. Admission is free. 733-6242
    9:00am
  • Candidate and Ballot Forum: The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County will partner with the City of Bellingham for a Bellingham School Board Candidates and Ballot Issue Forum from 9:30am-12pm at Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St. http://www.lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Cookie Sale: The Friends of the Sumas Library will host its annual Cookie Sale starting at 10am at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. The event will continue until all the cookies are sold. 305-3600
    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 with Bertolino: "Images & Sound: Poems That Lift the Reader" will be the focus of a workshop with James Bertolino from 10am-3pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is $50. 398-7870 or http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    10:00am
  • Poetry Workshops: "The Poetics of Humor" will be the focus of a workshop with Kevin Murphy at 10am-12pm at Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. From 1-3pm, Jeanne Yeasting will focus on "The Prose Poem." Entry is $30 per workshop or $50 for both; proceeds benefit the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest. http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    10:00am
  • Bellydance Workshops: World-class dancer Aubre Hill leads a "Folkloric Roots for Bellydancers" course from 10am-12pm at Bellingham Dance Company, 1705 N. State St. "Amp it UP!" will be the focus of a 1-3pm class. Prices vary. http://www.bellinghambellydance.com
    10:00am
  • Distance Regatta: The recently formed Bellingham Canoe & Kayak Spring Team will host its inaugural Distance Regatta from 10am-3pm starting at Lake Padden Park. Paddlers of all ages are invited to participate in a variety of distances. Registration fees are $15. http://www.bellinghamcanoekayak.org
    10:00am
  • Limelight Writer: As part of the "Writers in the Limelight" series, attend an onscreen author talk and interview with David Remnick at noon at the Pickford Film Center's Limelight Cinema, 1416 Cornwall Ave. Remnick is the author of The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama. Tickets are $5. http://www.pickfordfilmcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Quilt Reception: Meet artists from the Fibre Art Network's "Abstracted" exhibit and those from the "Best of the Festival" exhibit at an Artist Reception from 1-3pm at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 702 S. Second St. http://www.laconnerquilts.com
    1:00pm
  • Scenic Wonders of Whatcom County: Marilyn Boysen will lead a slide-illustrated program focused on "Scenic Wonders of Whatcom: Chuckanut Drive" at 1:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Entry is free and open to all. 778-7230
    1:30pm
  • Enchanting Fall Ball: All ages are invited to dress up for the second annual "Enchanting Fall Ball" from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at La Conner's Maple Hall, 104 Commercial St. While there, you can kiss a frog, mingle with princesses, make a wish at the wishing well, browse silent auction items and dance. Tickets are $20-$100; proceeds benefit the Children's Museum of Skagit County. http://www.skagitchildrensmuseum.net
    2:00pm
  • Halloween Spooktacular: A "Halloween Spooktacular" takes place from 2:30-7:30pm at Gabriel's Art Kids, 1415 Dupont St. Crafts, games, a "Haunted Spider" Spun House, face painting, trick-or-treat bag decorating and more will be part of the fun. Entry is $5-$10 per family. http://www.gabrielsartkids.com
    2:30pm
  • Canning & Cocktails: Fermentation will be the focus at a "Canning & Cocktails" course from 3-6pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Certified master food preservers will be on hand to guide the way. Cost is $30. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    3:00pm
  • Mother of Rain: Karen Spears Zacharias delves into Melungeon historical fiction when she reads from Mother of Rain at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: Friends of the Everson Library present their second annual dinner theater murder mystery production, Murder on the Oriental Rug, at 4pm and 7:30pm at Glen Echo Community Building, 7964 Goodwin Rd. Tickets for the comedic whodunnit are $10 and can be purchased in advance at Everson's Valley Pharmacy. 305-3600
    4:00pm
  • Bean to Bar Film and Chocolate Tasting: Samples from Forte Chocolates, Fresco Chocolates, and others can be tasted at 5:30pm at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. The event precedes a viewing of Bean to Bar, a film about the revival of artisan chocolate makers. Director Bob Ridgley will be on hand to answer questions. P.S. You need a ticket to the film to attend the tasting. http://www.pickfordfilmcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • McIntyre Hall Anniversary Gala: Help celebrate McIntyre Hall's 10th Anniversary Season at an "Our Name In Lights" gala auction and dinner starting at 5:30pm at the eponymous Mount Vernon location at 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $100; proceeds will support the purchase of a marquee sign and needed capital improvements. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    5:30pm
  • 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: The mellow, acoustic sounds of Micheal Gonzalez can be heard starting at 6pm at the Firehall Cafe at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:00pm
  • Shoot the Trails Awards: Join the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition for the third annual "Shoot the Trails" Awards at 7pm at Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Tickets to the event—which feature a variety of mountain bike videos and photography—are $15. http://www.whimpsmtb.org
    7:00pm
  • Harvest Moon Dance: Attend a "Harvest Moon Dance" with USA Dance Bellingham from 7-11pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. A rumba lesson begins at 7pm. Entry is $7-$10. http://www.bellinghamusadance.com
    7:00pm
  • Scary Storytelling: Head to Anacortes for "Scary Stories for Adults" starting at 7:30pm at Studio 1010, 1010 Sixth St. Pro storyteller Doug Banner will share traditional tales from other cultures, urban legends and original stories that are not for kids' ears. Entry is $15 and includes wine and appetizers. http://www.studio1010.net
    7:30pm
  • Kiwanis Original Comedy Night: Standup comedians Mitch Burrow, Drew Barth, and Tammy Pescatelli will perform at the Kiwanis Original Comedy Night at 8pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $16. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    8:00pm
  • Back Alley Cats: Burlesque, music and more can be expected when the vaudeville troupe known at the Back Alley Cats perform at 8pm at Mount Vernon's 1st Street Cabaret, 612 S. First St. Tickets are $5. http://www.riverbelledinnertheatre.com
    8:00pm

 

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