Week of Sunday, October 20, 2013
(101 events)

Sunday, October 20, 2013 (15 events)

  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Chuckanut Enduro: The Cascadia Dirt Cup series finale, the Chuckanut Enduro, begins at 9:30am at Larrabee Sate Park, 245 Chuckanut Dr. Entry to the 18-mile-long mountain bike race is $75. http://www.cascadiadirtcup.org
    9:30am
  • Run, Walk & Roll: As part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, attend Work Opportunities' "Run, Walk & Roll" 5K starting at 10am at Bellingham's Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 S. Harbor Loop Dr. The fully accessible course will offer gorgeous views of Bellingham Bay, and there will be live entertainment, carnival games and raffle prizes are the race. Entry is $20-$25. http://www.workopportunities.org
    10:00am
  • Wild Mushroom Show: A "touch and feel" table, tastings, fungi kits, a children's activity table, identification, mushroom guides and much, much more will be part of the Northwest Mushroomers Association's annual Wild Mushroom Show from 12-5pm at Bloedel Donovan Community Building, 2214 Electric Ave. Entry is $3-$5. http://www.northwestmushroomers.org
    12:00pm
  • Hard Cider Course: A "Making Hard Cider" class takes place from 1-4pm at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. Registration is required, and you must be 21 or older to participate. Cost is $30. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    1:00pm
  • Community Baby Shower: "Welcome Baby," a community baby shower, takes place from 2-4pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. The free event is for expectant parents and new parents with babies under three months old. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    2:00pm
  • Faculty Recital: Flutist Lisa McCarthy, harpist Jill Whitman, and violist Leslie Johnson will perform at a Faculty Recital at 3pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Music by Debussy, Foote, Shaposhnikov, and Ibert will be on the bill. Entry is free. 676-9521
    3:00pm
  • Dirt Work: Longtime Glacier National Park trail crew member Christine Byl shares stories from Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Southside Community Meal: The Happy Valley Neighborhood Association presents its monthly Southside Community Meal from 5-6:30pm at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1720 Harris Ave. Entry is free; please bring a potluck dessert to share. 733-6749
    5:00pm
  • Backgammon Tournament: Join the Bellingham Backgammon Association for a monthly tournament at 5:30pm at the clubhouse at Parkway Village, 2015 4th St., #103. Entry is $10-$15. 255-1014
    5:30pm
  • Rock & Gem Sale: The Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club will host its annual White Elephant Sale at 7pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Building, 2214 Electric Ave. http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
    7:00pm

Monday, October 21, 2013 (10 events)

  • Las Cafeteras: Traditional and modern beats will be complemented by timely stories from East L.A.'s streets when Las Cafeteras performs at 6pm at Whatcom Community College's Syre Auditorium. The bilingual performance combines Afro-Mexican, hip-hop, folk, Native American sounds and a community-focused message. Entry is free. 383-3000
    6:00pm
  • Snowshoeing Basics: Learn more about what you need and where to go to get started at a "Snowshoeing Basics" primer starting at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free course. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • WWU County Council Forum: A student-led County County Q&A happens from 6-8pm on the Western Washington University campus. The results of this race will determine the future of the proposed Cherry Point Terminal, the potential for a new jail, and much more. http://www.wwu.edu
    6:00pm
  • Non-GMO Corn Preservation: Krista Rome and Courtney Pineau focus on "Non-GMO Corn Preservation" from 6:30-8pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Register in advance for the free class. 734-8158
    6:30pm
  • Autumn Harvest Dinner: Chef Peter Belknap cooks up a variety of seasonal menu items at an "Autumn Harvest Dinner" 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
  • Setting Boundaries: Anne Katherine shares ideas from Boundaries In An Over-Connected World" Setting Limits to Preserve Your Focus, Privacy, Relationships and Sanity at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Sara Grey: Folk, blues, Irish, and Appalachian songs can be heard when Sara Grey performs at 7:30pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. Suggested donation at the door is $7-$15. 733-0662 or http://www.saragrey.net
    7:30pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:30pm at Caffe Adagio, 1435 Railroad Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is free. http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A 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
  • Guffawingham: A 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, October 22, 2013 (6 events)

  • 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 this week at 7:30pm Tuesday through Friday at the school's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8-$12. FYI: Viewer discretion is advised, as nudity will be part of the performance. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • 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 to guide a short piece of theater for her upcoming "Sketchopedia" show from 6-8pm every Tuesday in October at Temple Bar, 306 W. Champion St. Come prepared to write. Donations are welcome. http://www.templebarbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Trinidad Kitchen: Head to the Caribbean when Sarah Chan leads a "Trinidad Kitchen" course from 6-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Fees are $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Bee Care: Longtime beekeeper Valeri Wade will focus on "Orchard Mason Bee Care" at a class from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $7. 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:30pm
  • Chuckanut Radio Hour: Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin author Nicole Hardy will be the featured author at the monthly Chuckanut Radio Hour taping starting at 7pm at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theater. Columnist Alan Rhodes, serial radio comedy and poet Kevin Murphy will also be part of the fun. Entry is $5. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 (10 events)

  • 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 this week at 7:30pm Tuesday through Friday at the school's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8-$12. FYI: Viewer discretion is advised, as nudity will be part of the performance. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Fall Rummage Sale: Attend a Fall Rummage Sale from 9am-3pm Wednesday and 9am-3pm Thursday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. http://www.stpaulsbellingham.com
    9:00am
  • Green Building Workshop: "Building Envelope" will be the focus of a Green Building Brown Bag Workshop from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Building Performance Center, 3406 REdwood Ave. The class is geared toward architects, contractors, engineers, designers and builders. Entry is $5; registration is required. 647-7093 or http://www.sconnect.org
    11:30am
  • 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
  • MBT Seeking New Theatre Input: The Mount Baker Theatre's Strategic Capital Development Plan calls for development of new facilities. To that end, show up to give your community input regarding a mid-size theater, banquet facilities and cooperative administrative space for multiple performing arts organizations at 6:30pm at the MBT, 104 N. Commercial St. Entry is free and refreshments will be provided. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    6:30pm
  • Handmade Yogurt: Learn the basic methods and equipment used for making yogurt at a "Homemade Yogurt" class with Katharine Isserlis from 6:30-8:30pm at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St., Mount Vernon. Cost is $30. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Community Band Exhibition: The 5th annual Community Band Exhibition will feature marching band field show performances and music from Squalicum, Sehome, Mount Baker, Meridian, Ferndale, Burlington-Edison, and Bellingham high schools at 6:45pm at Civic Field, 1355 Civic Field Way. Entry is by donation. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    6:45pm
  • Mountain of Light: India's history will take center stage when Indu Sundaresan reads from her book of fiction, The Mountain of Light, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm

Thursday, October 24, 2013 (13 events)

  • 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 this week at 7:30pm Tuesday through Friday at the school's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8-$12. FYI: Viewer discretion is advised, as nudity will be part of the performance. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Fall Rummage Sale: Attend a Fall Rummage Sale from 9am-3pm Wednesday and 9am-3pm Thursday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. http://www.stpaulsbellingham.com
    9:00am
  • Little Shop of Horrors: Evil dentists and man-eating plants will make appearances when the musical known as Little Shop of Horrors shows for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thurs. and 8pm Fri.-Sat. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • School Harvest Dinner: Enjoy a kid-grown, kid-prepared meal at the fourth annual School Garden Harvest Dinner at 6pm at Whatcom Middle School, 810 Halleck St. All are welcome; please RSVP. Suggested minimum donation is $5. http://www.commonthreadsfarm.org
    6:00pm
  • Mexican Kitchen: Ana Jackson helms a "Mexican Kitchen: Mole" course from 6-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • The Greening of Southie: What happens when you try to build the city of tomorrow, today? Find out when the NWAIA Architecture film, The Greening of Southie, shows at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:00pm
  • Tribute Jazz Concert: Pianist Miles Black, drummer Julian MacDonough, and bassist Chuck Kistler will perform "Tribute Jazz: The Music of Red Garland" at 7pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. This is the first of nine concerts over nine months featuring the music of nine piano legends. Entry is $10-$15. http://www.firehouseperformingartscenter.com
    7:00pm
  • Western Reads: Educators and researchers will discuss the moral and ethical issues facing humans as we respond to the impact of climate change at tonight's "Western Reads" Social Justice Panel Discussion at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 1th St. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Mt. Baker Film Festival: View a stellar selection of winter sports clips from international and local filmmakers at the 14th annual Mt. Baker Film Festival starting at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Attendees can also peruse the newest goods from local ski and snowboard vendors and win a chance at a Mt. Baker Ski Area season pass. Entry is $8-$10; season pass holders get in free (while tickets are available). 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • CD Release Concert: Attend a CD Release Concert for a multi-artists compilation produced by Hillcrest Chapel musicians from 7-9pm at Hillcrest Chapel, 1400 Larrabee. Entry is free, but donations to the Food Bank are encouraged. http://www.hillcrestchapel.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, October 25, 2013 (17 events)

  • 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 this week at 7:30pm Tuesday through Friday at the school's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8-$12. FYI: Viewer discretion is advised, as nudity will be part of the performance. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    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
  • Little Shop of Horrors: Evil dentists and man-eating plants will make appearances when the musical known as Little Shop of Horrors shows for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thurs. and 8pm Fri.-Sat. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Hellingham: Who dunnit? Find out when the perennially popular "Hellingham" closes its October run with 8pm and 10pm shows at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10-$12. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • No Exit: Northwest Passage Theater Collective presents a newly translated version of Jean-Paul Sarte's existential masterpiece, No Exit, starting this weekend at 8pm shows Friday and Saturday at iDiOM Theater, 1318 Cornwall Ave. Tickets to the performance—which was directed by Glenn Hergenhahn, and features actors he's been working with in New York City—are $10. Additional performances happen Nov. 1-2. http://www.idomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Haunted Forest: Dress for the weather—and watch out for the evil creatures hiding behind trees—when you take part in the "Haunted Forest" happening from 7-10pm at Nugents Corner River Access Park on Hwy 542. Entry is $6; proceeds benefit the Northwest Wildlife Rehab Center. http://www.northwestwildlife.org
    7:00pm
  • 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. http://www.freekeyproductions.com
    7:30pm
  • Nightmare at the Spark Museum: Attend “Nightmare at the Spark Museum,” a series of Frankenstein-inspired electrical shows tailored for Halloween week, featuring a variety of jaw-dropping devices, including the MegaZapper, at 7pm and 9pm Oct. 25-26 and 29-31 at the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, 1312 Bay St. Tickets are $8-$10. For an additional donation, adult visitors can enter the Cage of Death and be swarmed with 4 million volts of raw electricity. The Spark Museum is a 501(c)(3)non-profit charitable 738-3886 or http://www.sparkmuseum.org
    7:00pm
  • Free Hockey Day: Kids need to bring a helmet to today's "Try Hockey for Free Day" starting at 11am at the Bellingham Sportsplex, 1225 Civic Field Way. Skates, sticks and pucks will be provided. http://www.cob.org
    11:30am
  • 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
  • Backyard Volcano: Geology professor Doug McKeever leads a multimedia presentation focusing on "Mt. Baker: The Active Volcano in Our Backyard" at 6:30pm at Kendall Elementary School, 7457 Kendall Rd. Entry is free. 305-3600
    6:30pm
  • Angelo Rondello: Pieces by Debussy, Liszt, and Ravel will be on the musical menu when lauded pianist Angelo Rondello performs at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Entry is $5-$15. http://www.angelorondello.com
    7:00pm
  • The Edge of Alaska: Learn more about the challenging expeditions and intimate daily life of adventure trekker and author Erin McKittrick and her husband, Hig, when she shares tales from her book Small Feet, Big Land: Adventure, Home, and Family on the Edge of Alaska at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Gore and Lore Tours: The Good Time Girls combine history with a bit of horror at the final "Gore and Lore" tours of the month 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. http://www.goodtimegirlsbham.com
    7:00pm
  • Northwest Ballet’s Dracula: Northwest Ballet presents its two-act ballet about the undead, Dracula, at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets to the big event are $24-$35. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Dance Bellingham Dance: Young Life in Bellingham presents its third annual "Dance Bellingham Dance" competition and fundraiser at 7:45pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $20-$125. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com or www.dancebellinghamdance.com
    7:45pm
  • Cabaret Concert: Attendees can expect to see collaborative performances focusing on everything from dance to theater, song, poetry and improvisation at semiannual "Cabaret" performances at 8pm Friday and Saturday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center, room 16. Tickets are $5. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    8:00pm

Saturday, October 26, 2013 (35 events)

  • 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
  • Little Shop of Horrors: Evil dentists and man-eating plants will make appearances when the musical known as Little Shop of Horrors shows for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thurs. and 8pm Fri.-Sat. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Hellingham: Who dunnit? Find out when the perennially popular "Hellingham" closes its October run with 8pm and 10pm shows at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10-$12. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • No Exit: Northwest Passage Theater Collective presents a newly translated version of Jean-Paul Sarte's existential masterpiece, No Exit, starting this weekend at 8pm shows Friday and Saturday at iDiOM Theater, 1318 Cornwall Ave. Tickets to the performance—which was directed by Glenn Hergenhahn, and features actors he's been working with in New York City—are $10. Additional performances happen Nov. 1-2. http://www.idomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Haunted Forest: Dress for the weather—and watch out for the evil creatures hiding behind trees—when you take part in the "Haunted Forest" happening from 7-10pm at Nugents Corner River Access Park on Hwy 542. Entry is $6; proceeds benefit the Northwest Wildlife Rehab Center. http://www.northwestwildlife.org
    7:00pm
  • 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. http://www.freekeyproductions.com
    7:30pm
  • Nightmare at the Spark Museum: Attend “Nightmare at the Spark Museum,” a series of Frankenstein-inspired electrical shows tailored for Halloween week, featuring a variety of jaw-dropping devices, including the MegaZapper, at 7pm and 9pm Oct. 25-26 and 29-31 at the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, 1312 Bay St. Tickets are $8-$10. For an additional donation, adult visitors can enter the Cage of Death and be swarmed with 4 million volts of raw electricity. The Spark Museum is a 501(c)(3)non-profit charitable 738-3886 or http://www.sparkmuseum.org
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Gardening Class: Debra Olberg of Secret Garden Designs focuses on "Putting Your Garden to Bed" at a free workshop at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Please register in advance. 676-5480
    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
  • Reel Competition: The Clan Heather Dancers will focus on Scottish Highland dancing at today's "Reel Competition" from 9am-5pm at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Competitors will include beginners, novices and intermediate dancers of all ages. Entry to the public is $3 for kids and $6 for adults. (877) 467-8648 or http://www.facebook.com/clanheather
    9:00am
  • Chicken and Waffles Class: Laura Hartner will lead a "Chicken and Waffles" brunch class at 9:30am in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Entry is $20. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    9:30am
  • Woolley Cross: From 9:30am-3pm, cyclocross fans will want to head to the Northern State Recreation Area for Cascade Cross's "Woolley Cross." Entry is $15-$30; races are available for a variety of ages. http://www.cascadecross.com
    9:30am
  • Deming Book Club: Bryce Courtney's Tandia will be the focus of today's Deming Book Club meeting from 10am-12pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. All adults are welcome. 305-3600
    10:00am
  • Zombie 5K: Participants can try to avoid "pushing up daisies" at the Skagit Valley Zombie 5K starting at 10am at the La Conner Club, 305 N. Sixth St. Those who take part will run for their lives as zombies try to steal their "health flags." Infected runners and the walking dead are all welcome at Celebration Village until 1pm. Entry is $50. http://www.skagitvalleyzombie5k.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
  • Fall Festival: Items by local artists and crafters, baked goods, produce, a quilt raffle, craft activities, a bratwurst dinner, a marketplace, a live auction and more will be part of today's Fall Festival from 10am-8pm at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1720 Harris Ave. Entry is free. 733-6749
    10:00am
  • Costume and Prop Sale: Attend a Costume and Prop Sale from 11am-3pm at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Entry is free, costumes are not. 733-1811
    11:00am
  • BRD Open Rehearsal: Get a sneak peek at Bellingham Repertory Dance's upcoming fall show at an open rehearsal from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Entry is free. http://www.bhamrep.org
    11:30am
  • Autumn Train: Call the number below to secure a ride on the Lake Whatcom Railway's "Autumn Train" leaving at noon from its Acme locale. Entry is $12.50 for kids and $24 for adults. (360) 595-2218 or http://www.lakewhatcomrailway.com
    12:00pm
  • Fiber Arts with Whatcom Weavers Guild: Members of the Whatcom Weavers Guild will be on hand from 12-4pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Peruse a variety of original fiber creations, watch demonstrations and try your hand at weaving. Kids are welcome. Entry is free with admission. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Fidalgo Youth Symphony: Members of the Fidalgo Youth Symphony will perform at a Fall Concert at 1pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Well-loved classics, show-stopping movie themes and other popular works will be on the bill. Tickets are $10-$15. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    1:00pm
  • William Dietrich Talk: Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former Huxley environmental journalism instructor Bill Dietrich gives an author talk at 2pm at the Western Washington University bookstore. At the free event, expect to hear more about global warming, Napoleon Bonaparte, forest policy and more. http://www.wwu.edu
    2:00pm
  • Pumpkin Patch in the Pool: Kids can swim to their favorite floating orange orb at the annual "Pumpkin Patch in the Pool" from 4:30-6:30pm at the Arne Hanna Aquatic Center, 1114 Potter St. Entry is $5. http://www.cob.org
    4:30pm
  • Halloween Carnival: A costume contest, old-fashioned carnival games, face painting, food, balloon artists and more will be part of a Halloween Carnival happening from 5-7:30pm at Perch & Play, 1707 N. State St. Tickets are $12-$15. http://www.perchandplay.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
  • Slum Doctor Fundraiser: Help raise funds for the Slum Doctor Programme to provide services to those impacted by HIV/AIDS in Kenya and Uganda at a Fundraising Diner from 6-9pm at Bellingham's First Congregational Church, 1220 N. Forest St. Tickets are $20-$35. http://www.slumdoctor.org
    6:00pm
  • Scottish Masquerade Ball: Historic dress and vintage costumes are encouraged when the Bellingham Scottish Country Dancers host a "Masquerade Ball: An Evening with Spirits" starting at 6:30pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. Tickets are $15 for spectators, $20 for students and $50 general. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    6:30pm
  • Family Fiction: Poets Kevin Murphy, Matthew Brouwer, and Jodee Adams-Moore will be joined by members of the Bellingham Ukulele Group for "Poetry Alive! A Night of Poetry and Music" at 7pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Suggested donation is $10; proceeds raised will support the Whatcom Juvenile Justice Creative Writing Project's Kickstarter project. 734-2776 or http://www.kickstarter.com
    7:00pm
  • Skyship Academy: Bellingham author Nick James reads from his third Skyship Academy book, Strikeforce at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th. The teen-friendly series features alien invasions and two brothers battling for one planet's fate. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Swing Connection Dance: Dance and listen to big band sounds when the Swing Connection performs from 7-9pm at the Leopold, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Entry is by donation. http://www.swingconnection.org
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: JP & the O.K. Rhythm Boys will provide live music and Seattle's Joe Michaels will do the calling at tonight's Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. No partner or experience is necessary. Entry is $6-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Skagit Symphony Gala Concert: Pianist Angela Kraft Cross will be the featured soloist when the Skagit Symphony presents its Gala Concert at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $20-$40. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • The Joy Luck Club: View a theatrical version of Amy Tan's 1989 novel, The Joy Luck Club, when a touring production makes a Bellingham stop at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. For those not in the know, the story follows four immigrant women from China and their four American-born daughters. Tickets are $20-$42. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm

 

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