Week of Sunday, May 11, 2014
(108 events)

Sunday, May 11, 2014 (12 events)

  • The Outsiders: Beloved characters such as Pony Boy, Soda Pop, Dallas, and Two Bit come to life when META Performing Arts presents performances of The Outsiders at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $16. Additional showings happen May 15-17. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • The Mouse That Roared: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild continues its performances of The Mouse That Roared at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front. St. Tickets to the "hilarious, rib-tickling comedy" are $8-$12, and additional shows happen May 15-18. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Pippin the Musical: Youth ages 12-15 wil present showings of Pippin! The Musical at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets to the family-friendly show about the heir to the Frankish throne are $10 at the door, or online. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Shrek: Skagit Valley College's Music Department presents showings of the fairytale-based musical known as Shrek starting this weekend at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College St. Tickets are $15-$20 and additional showings happen May 16-18. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Springfest Art Tour: More than 30 artists and artisans will showcase their work at at Blaine's "Springfest Art Tour" from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Dakota Creek Winery, Semiahmoo Resort and Spa, Paso del Norte, the Pizza Factory, and Bayside Treasures. Entry to the self-guided tour is free. http://www.blaineharborartgallery.com
    10:00am
  • Camano Island Studio Tour: Peruse a variety of creative spaces and works from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the 16th annual Camano Island Studio Tour. the free, self-guided tour features the art of 41 juried artists, three galleries and much more. http://www.camanostudiotour.com
    10:00am
  • FAIRHAVEN RIDE: Meet up with folks from Fairhaven Bike & Ski for a weekly race-pace ride at 8am at the Fairhaven Village Green. 733-4433 or http://www.fairhavenbike.com
    8:00am
  • 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
  • Big Rock Mother’s Day: Sculptures by Aaron Loveitt, Denise Snyder, Gary Armstrong and many others can be enjoyed at the annual "Mother Day at Big Rock Garden Park" gathering from 12-4pm at 2900 Sylvan St. There'll also be light refreshments, music by the Devilly Brothers, poetry, plein air painters and more. Entry is free. Since parking is scarce (and during this event is special-needs only), consider walking, riding your bike or taking a free shuttle from Bloedel Donovan Park. 778-7000 or http://www.cob.org
    12:00pm
  • Bee Eaters: Fiddlers and siblings Tristan and Tashina Clarridge and hammer dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman—also known as the Bee Eaters—will perform at 2pm at Nancy's Farm, 2020 E. Smith Rd. Expect to hear bluegrass, Celtic, jazz and old-time tunes. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.nancysfarm.com
    2:00pm
  • Gary Stroutsos: Bring the ladies in your life to Lynden for a Mother's Day Concert with Native American flute master Gary Stroutsos from 3-5pm at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Old love songs from the American Indian musical tradition will pay tribute to all the special mothers and grandmothers in attendance. Entry is $15 and includes your choice of coffee, tea or mimosa. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    3:00pm
  • Viva la France!: North Cascades Chamber Musicians will perform works by French masters for solo piano, and wind and piano ensembles, when Bellingham House Concerts presents a "Viva La France!" concert at 3pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $5-$15. http://www.bellinghamhouseconcerts.com
    3:00pm

Monday, May 12, 2014 (1 events)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 (5 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
  • How It’s Made: "Seeing Things: A Subjective Approach to Photography" will be the focus of a "How It's Made" talk with photographer John D'Onofrio at 6:30pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is $3-$5. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:30pm
  • Tribute Jazz Series: The renowned Ali Jackson Trio and the Julian MacDonough Trio will perform at an all-ages Tribute Jazz Series concert at 7pm at BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. The two band will perform the music of Miles Black and Adam Thomas. Tickets are $20. (206) 612-5967 or http://www.facebook.com
    7:00pm
  • Intro to Improv: Sheila Goldsmith of Improv Playworks presents a "Learn to Think on Your Feet!" workshop from 7-9pm at 1308 E St. Please register in advance for the free class. 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.com
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance: Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers from 7-9pm every Tuesday at Mount Vernon's Bay View Civic Hall, 12615 C St. Teaching starts at 7pm, and requests will be taken from 8-9:30pm. Singles and beginners are welcome. Entry is $3. http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
    7:00pm

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 (5 events)

  • 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
  • Ethan Cage Returns: Novelist, journalist, historian and naturalist William Dietrich reads from his latest Ethan Cage Adventure, The Three Emperors, 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
  • Moon Walk: Join Wild Whatcom Walks for a "Ladies Night Out: Moon of the Flowers" excursion from 8-9:30pm in Whatcom County (the location will be divulged when you register). Entry is $10. http://www.wildwhatcomwalks.org
    8:00pm

Thursday, May 15, 2014 (16 events)

  • The Outsiders: Beloved characters such as Pony Boy, Soda Pop, Dallas, and Two Bit come to life when META Performing Arts presents the final weekend of performances of The Outsiders at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $16. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • The Mouse That Roared: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild concludes its performances of The Mouse That Roared at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front. St. Tickets to the "hilarious, rib-tickling comedy" are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Skagit River Poetry Festival: Tom Robbins, Sherman Alexie, Robert Hass, Susan Rich, Elizabeth Austen and more will be among the wordsmiths taking part in the 2014 Skagit River Poetry Festival, which happens May 15-18 throughout La Conner. Performances, interviews, panel discussions, music, food events and much, much more will be part of the celebration of words. Prices vary. See the website here for a full lineup of events. http://www.skagitriverpoetry.org
    8:00am
  • Workspace Open House: Attend a Community Open House for Bellingham's newest co-working space from 12-7pm at the Workspace, 303 Potter St. (on the corner of Potter and Ellis streets). To learn more about co-working and the phenomenon it is becoming around the world, visit the website listed below. http://www.theworkspace.org or www.deskmag.com
    12:00pm
  • Bloom Brown Bag: Allegra and Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers perform songs of spring, love, and renewal at a "Bloom!" concert at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • Odd, Weird, Poetry: As part of Children's Book Week, middle school readers are encouraged to listen to Patrick Jennings read from Odd, Weird & Little at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Incognito: The monthly uncoventional dinner series known as "Incognito" begins at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. The multi-course menu is sourced locally, and the edible surprises are worth the wait. Entry is $68. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:00pm
  • Art of Poaching: Mary Ellen Carter focuses on the "Art of Poaching" from 6-8pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $35. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Boynton Poetry Awards Ceremony: The public is invited to a free public ceremony featuring readings by the winners of the 9th annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest starting at 7pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Kevin Murphy will emcee, and the judges will present award certificates. Copies of the winning poems will be displayed for a year inside WTA buses, and the words of Walk Awarded winners ill be displayed on engraved plaques in front of the Bellingham Central Library. http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    7:00pm
  • Horticultural Society Talk: Award-winning garden designer Riz Rayes will join the Whatcom Horticultural Society to talk about "Small Space, Big Impact: Standout Plants for Small Spaces" at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Entry is $10 for members, $15 general. http://www.whatcomhortsociety.org
    7:00pm
  • Vaudevillingham: Professional and hobby circus artists will be joined by other local performers for monthly "Vaudevillingham" performances at 7pm and 9pm at the Bellingham Circus Guild's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Suggested entry to the fundraiser is $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.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
  • Karla Bonoff, Jimmy Webb: Longtime singers and songwriters Karla Bonoff ("Somebody's Eyes," "Tell Me Why") and Jimmy Webb (the only artist ever to have won Grammy Awards for music, lyrics and orchestration) will perform at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $20-$42. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Chamber Music Concert: The Bellingham Music Club will present a Chamber Music Concert featuring the works of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Performers include pianist Ruusamari Teppo, the great-granddaughter of the composer. Tickets are $10. http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
    7:30pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Friday, May 16, 2014 (23 events)

  • The Outsiders: Beloved characters such as Pony Boy, Soda Pop, Dallas, and Two Bit come to life when META Performing Arts presents the final weekend of performances of The Outsiders at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $16. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • The Mouse That Roared: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild concludes its performances of The Mouse That Roared at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front. St. Tickets to the "hilarious, rib-tickling comedy" are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Skagit River Poetry Festival: Tom Robbins, Sherman Alexie, Robert Hass, Susan Rich, Elizabeth Austen and more will be among the wordsmiths taking part in the 2014 Skagit River Poetry Festival, which happens May 15-18 throughout La Conner. Performances, interviews, panel discussions, music, food events and much, much more will be part of the celebration of words. Prices vary. See the website here for a full lineup of events. http://www.skagitriverpoetry.org
    8:00am
  • Pippin the Musical: Youth ages 12-15 wil present showings of Pippin! The Musical at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets to the family-friendly show about the heir to the Frankish throne are $10 at the door, or online. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Welding Rodeo: The real-time sculpture competition known as the Welding Rodeo can be attended from 8am-5:30pm Friday and Saturday on the campus of the Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. "The Four Elements: Earth, Air, Fire Water" will be theme of this year's event, which will also include a skills competition, works by both professional and college teams that will be auctioned off, a hands-on welding booth, food, BTC program info booths, raffles, and more. Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.btc.ctc.edu
    8:00am
  • The Acheron, Episode 2: View the second episode of Glenn Hergenhahn's five-week serial play, The Acheron, at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The "Orwellian romp through the halls of Hades" will feature a new episode each week through June 7 (along with recaps of the previous week's episodes). Tickets are $10 each, or purchase a five-week pass for $35. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Dig for Democrats: Raspberry plants, natives and flowering plants such as daisies and lilies can be purchased at the Whatcom Democrats Plant Sale starting at 3pm Friday and continuing through Sunday at 2920 Eldridge Ave. http://www.whatcomdemocrats.com
    3:00pm
  • Shrek: Skagit Valley College's Music Department presents showings of the fairytale-based musical known as Shrek for the final weekend at 7:30pm Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College St. Tickets are $15-$20. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Back 2 Bellingham: Planetarium shows, a Red Square Carnival, improv performances, live music, zip-lining, campus tours, sea kayaking and bike excursions, art shows, birding walks, a student scholar showcase, a talk with Bill McKibben, the annual "Ridin' Low in the 3-6-0 Lowrider Show," a fun run and much, much more will be part of the annual "Back 2 Bellingham" alumni and family weekend happening Friday through Sunday at Western Washington University and beyond. Many events are free. Check out the website listed http://www.back2bellingham.com
    8:00am
  • Art by the Airport: Whatcom Art Guild will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the annual "Art by the Airport" exhibit and sale from 2-8pm Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, at Hampton Inn's Fox Hall, 3985 Bennett Dr. The judged show will feature the work of more than 45 artists, demonstrations, a raffle and other special anniversary events. Admission and parking are free. http://www.whatcomartguild.org
    2:00pm
  • North Cascades Concert Band: The music of John Phillip Sousa can be heard when the North Cascades Concert Band presents "Sousa Salutes" at 7:30pm Friday at the Syre Auditorium at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Another show happens at 3pm Sunday at Anacortes High School, 1600 20th St. U.S. Marine Band trumpet soloist Brian Turnmire will also be featured during the performances. Entry is by donation. http://www.nccband.org
    7:30pm
  • Bike to Work & School Day: Celebrate the most energy-efficient form of transportation ever devised at the annual "Bike to Work & School Day" happening from 6:30-9:30am at a plethora of "celebration stations" throughout Whatcom County. Last year, more than 9,000 people took part in the event, which features giveaways, raffle prizes, refreshments, cowbell-ringing volunteers, and biking information. http://www.biketoworkandschoolday.org
    6:30am
  • Spring Farm Tour: Join Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland for a "Spring Farm Tour" starting at 8:30am in Mount Vernon at Kike District #3 headquarters, 20800 Dike Rd. Participants will get a firsthand look at the important role farming plays in Skagit County. Entry is $20-$30 and includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks throughout the day. http://www.skagitonians.org
    8:30am
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday through May at Cornwall Park. Entry is $5. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Spring Book Sale: Attend a Spring Book & Plant Sale from 10am-4pm Friday and Saturday at the Deming Public Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • Galloping Gourmet: Celebrity chef Graham Kerr—also known as the "Galloping Gourmet"—will be featured at a Sourdough Speakers Series event starting at 3pm today at the North Cascades Institute's Learning Center on Diablo Lake. Entry is $115-$225 and includes a locally sourced gourmet meal, a presentation by Kerr, overnight accomdations, breakfast and a naturalist-led walk. http://www.ncascades.org
    3:00pm
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Andrea Weiser Reading: Marblemount-based poet and author Andrea Weiser reads from her new book, Thunder Blossom, at 6pm at at the Conway Museum, 18444 Main St. At the free event, she'll also share a few favorites from River Bed. http://www.conwaymuse.com
    6:00pm
  • Family Story Night: Professional tale-tellers from the Bellingham Storytellers Guild will offer up a free hour of coaching and an intro to storytelling at 6pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. At 7pm, kids and adults can settle in to listen to a variety of stories. Entry is free. 778-7188
    6:00pm
  • Pizza and Jazz: Following the Ski to Sea Junior Parade, head to a "Pizza and All That Jazz" event at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Entry is $5 and includes a pizza dinner and music by the Bellingham Youth Jazz Band. 733-4030
    6:30pm
  • Chuckanut Radio Hour with Bill McKibben: Oil and Honey author and 350.org founder Bill McKibben will be the featured author at the monthly Chuckanut Radio Hour live taping at 7pm at the Heiner Theater at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Performance poet Kevin Murphy, Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes and others will also take part. Entry is $5. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Improv Evolution, Hybrid Show: View never-before-seen "Improv Evolution" shows at 8pm every Friday and Saturday in May at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, "The Hybrid Show" will combine various short and long improv forms. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • BUMP: Boogie Universal and Destination Burning Man (the creators of Sacred Bass Sessions) present "BUMP" starting at 9pm at Eagles Hall, 1125 N. Forest St. Big sound from the likes of Karl Kamakai, Bryce Tea, and R3DSNPR will be part of the inaugural series, as will top-notch lighting and visual production, and plenty of "treats and surprises." Entry is $10 in advance and for students, and $15 at the door. http://www.boogieuniversal.com
    9:00pm

Saturday, May 17, 2014 (46 events)

  • The Outsiders: Beloved characters such as Pony Boy, Soda Pop, Dallas, and Two Bit come to life when META Performing Arts presents the final weekend of performances of The Outsiders at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $16. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • The Mouse That Roared: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild concludes its performances of The Mouse That Roared at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front. St. Tickets to the "hilarious, rib-tickling comedy" are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Skagit River Poetry Festival: Tom Robbins, Sherman Alexie, Robert Hass, Susan Rich, Elizabeth Austen and more will be among the wordsmiths taking part in the 2014 Skagit River Poetry Festival, which happens May 15-18 throughout La Conner. Performances, interviews, panel discussions, music, food events and much, much more will be part of the celebration of words. Prices vary. See the website here for a full lineup of events. http://www.skagitriverpoetry.org
    8:00am
  • Pippin the Musical: Youth ages 12-15 wil present showings of Pippin! The Musical at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets to the family-friendly show about the heir to the Frankish throne are $10 at the door, or online. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Welding Rodeo: The real-time sculpture competition known as the Welding Rodeo can be attended from 8am-5:30pm Friday and Saturday on the campus of the Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. "The Four Elements: Earth, Air, Fire Water" will be theme of this year's event, which will also include a skills competition, works by both professional and college teams that will be auctioned off, a hands-on welding booth, food, BTC program info booths, raffles, and more. Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.btc.ctc.edu
    8:00am
  • The Acheron, Episode 2: View the second episode of Glenn Hergenhahn's five-week serial play, The Acheron, at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The "Orwellian romp through the halls of Hades" will feature a new episode each week through June 7 (along with recaps of the previous week's episodes). Tickets are $10 each, or purchase a five-week pass for $35. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Dig for Democrats: Raspberry plants, natives and flowering plants such as daisies and lilies can be purchased at the Whatcom Democrats Plant Sale starting at 3pm Friday and continuing through Sunday at 2920 Eldridge Ave. http://www.whatcomdemocrats.com
    3:00pm
  • Shrek: Skagit Valley College's Music Department presents showings of the fairytale-based musical known as Shrek for the final weekend at 7:30pm Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College St. Tickets are $15-$20. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Back 2 Bellingham: Planetarium shows, a Red Square Carnival, improv performances, live music, zip-lining, campus tours, sea kayaking and bike excursions, art shows, birding walks, a student scholar showcase, a talk with Bill McKibben, the annual "Ridin' Low in the 3-6-0 Lowrider Show," a fun run and much, much more will be part of the annual "Back 2 Bellingham" alumni and family weekend happening Friday through Sunday at Western Washington University and beyond. Many events are free. Check out the website listed http://www.back2bellingham.com
    8:00am
  • Art by the Airport: Whatcom Art Guild will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the annual "Art by the Airport" exhibit and sale from 2-8pm Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, at Hampton Inn's Fox Hall, 3985 Bennett Dr. The judged show will feature the work of more than 45 artists, demonstrations, a raffle and other special anniversary events. Admission and parking are free. http://www.whatcomartguild.org
    2:00pm
  • North Cascades Concert Band: The music of John Phillip Sousa can be heard when the North Cascades Concert Band presents "Sousa Salutes" at 7:30pm Friday at the Syre Auditorium at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Another show happens at 3pm Sunday at Anacortes High School, 1600 20th St. U.S. Marine Band trumpet soloist Brian Turnmire will also be featured during the performances. Entry is by donation. http://www.nccband.org
    7:30pm
  • North Fork Book Sale: Attend a Spring Book and Plant Sale from 10am-4:30pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. 305-3600
    10:00am
  • Point Roberts Book Sale: Reading materials, VHS tapes, DVDs and CDs can be purchased at a Spring Book and Plant Sale from 10am-3pm Saturday and 12-3pm Sunday at the Point Roberts Library, 1487 Gulf Rd. (360) 945-6545
    10:00am
  • Dog Show: More than 900 dogs of 128 different breeds will be competing for "Best in Show"—and other awards—at the Mt. Baker Kennel Club Dog Show from 8:30am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Parking fees are $5; entry to the event is free. http://www.mtbakerkennelclub.org
    8:30am
  • 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
  • NSEA Work Party: Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association and Bellingham Cold Storage for a Stream Restoration Work Party from 9am-12pm starting at Cornwall Park. Registration is not necessary. Tools, gloves and refreshments will be provided. http://www.n-sea.org
    9:00am
  • Anacortes Farmers Market: Attend the Anacortes Farmers Market from 9am-2pm at the town's Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. The market continues every Saturday through October . http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Cascade Cuts Plant Sale: Attend the annual Cascade Cuts Plant Sale from 9am-3pm at the wholesale nursery's headquarters at 632 Montgomery Rd. In addition to the many annuals, perennials and veggie starts up for sale, there'll be plant experts on hand. Funds raised benefit Sustainable Connections' Food & Farming Program. http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    9:00am
  • Trail Dedication: Join Whatcom County Parks and Rec and the City of Ferndale for a Hovander River Walk Trail Dedication starting at 9:30am at Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. After walking the trail, there will be a reception at Hovander Homestead Park with live music and refreshments. http://www.wprfoundation.org
    9:30am
  • Walk by Faith: New Way Ministries will host a "Walk By Faith 5K" starting at 9:45am in Lynden at 8575 Bender Rd. Entry fees are $20; proceeds benefit the ministry, which is dedicated to providing hope and temporary housing for women and children in need. http://www.christianhopeassociation.org
    9:45am
  • Camano Island Studio Tour: Peruse a variety of creative spaces and works from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the 16th annual Camano Island Studio Tour. the free, self-guided tour features the art of 41 juried artists, three galleries and much more. http://www.camanostudiotour.com
    10:00am
  • Bay View Women’s Walk: Help raise funds for Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services and women's health issues by taking part in the 32nd annual Bay View Women's Walk & Run starting at 10am at Mount Vernon's Bay View State Park. Entry prices vary. (360) 757-4815 or http://www.active.com
    10:00am
  • Ferndale Public Market: Drop by the Ferndale Public Market from 10am-3pm at the city's Centennial River Walk, 5667 First Ave. The market continues Saturdays through the summer. http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.org
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: Attend the weekly Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 20 at the Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. New and returning vendors will be selling fresh produce and ready-to-eat goods, local crafts, and more. Today also begins the monthly "Chef in the Market" series, with demos and samples by Ciao Thyme (11am) and StrEAT Food (1pm). http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Story Walk: Author and illustrator Erik Brooks will lead a "StoryWalk Celebration" for kids ages 3-5 (and their parents) from 10:30am-12pm at Lynden City Park, 8460 Depot Rd. The event will celebrate the grand opening of the Lynden StoryWalk Trail, and the first 50 families will receive free books. 305-3600
    10:30am
  • Llama Series: As part of Children's Book Week, author and illustrator Anna Dewayne will read from her latest Llama, Llama series book, Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too, at 11am at Village Books, 1200 11th St. She'll also do an illustration demo, answer questions and sign books. http://www.villagebooks.com
    11:00am
  • Adaptive Cycle Expo: Celebrate National Bike Month at the City of Bellingham's annual "Adaptive Cycle Expo" from 11am-2pm at the track at Civic Field, 1355 Civic Field Way. The Outdoors for All Foundation will be bringing a small fleet of adaptive cycles that will allow people of all abilities to test them out. All members of the community are welcome at the free vent. http://www.everybodybike.com
    11:00am
  • Limelight Writer: As part of the "Writers in the Limelight" series, A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz author Thomas Buergenthal will be highlighted at an onscreen talk and interview at 12pm at the Pickford's Limelight Cinema, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Entry is $5 http://www.pickfordcinema.org
    12:00pm
  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: Western Men Against Violence at the International Association of Firefighters will present the annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" March starting at 12pm at Bellingham's Maritime Heritage Park. The event—which sees hundreds of men walking in high heels (or flip-flops) to help end violence against women—ends with an all-ages party at Boundary Bay Brewery. Entry is by donation. http://www.dvsas.org
    12:00pm
  • Multicultural Festival: Celebrate cultural diversity by exploring, creating, and engaging with arts and education from around the globe at a "Celebrate the World! Multicultural Family Festival" from 12-5pm at Mount Vernon's Skagit Valley College, 2405 E. College Way. Live performances, activities for families, international cuisine, vendors, arts and crafts and more will be part of the free event. http://www.skagit.edu
    12:00pm
  • Family Field Trip: Join Wild Whatcom Walks for a "Family Field Trip: Low Tide Exploration" from 1-3pm at Blaine's Semiahmoo Park. Entry is $10 per person or $30 per family. Please register in advance. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    1:00pm
  • Beach Cleanup: Join Surfrider and partners from 1-3pm to help clean up Bellingham's Locust Beach. The event will also feature attendees joining hands across the sand in solidarity with other groups around the nation to make a stand against the impact fossil fuels have on our oceans. http://www.nws.surfrider.org
    1:00pm
  • Indies First Storytime: Derek Munson, Andrea Gabriel, and Danika Dinsmore will share their respective works as part of a "Children's Book Week: Indies First Storytime" event from 1-3pm in the kids' section of Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    1:00pm
  • Writing for Children: Author and illustrator Erik Brooks leads a "Writing for Children: The Art of the Picture Book" presentation from 1:30-3:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. From story creation to publication, come learn what it takes to become a successful picture book author. Entry is free. http://www.wcls.org
    1:30pm
  • Fishboy Spring Show: Peruse and purchase a variety of works by folk artist R.R. Clark at the Spring Show from 2-9pm at FishBoy Gallery, 617 Virginia St. (near Trader Joe's). Entry is free. http://www.fishboygallery.com
    2:00pm
  • Veterans’ Assistance: Celebrate Armed Forces Day by receiving free help from the Veteran Navigator Program from 3-4:30pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Attendees can receive assistance enrolling in VA Health Care, getting discharge papers and finding out more about benefits. 393-5514 or http://www.wcls.org
    3:00pm
  • Jazz Exchange: Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers will be joined by members of the Seattle Jazz Singers for a "Jazz Exchange" concert at 3pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Seattle jazz pianist Darin Clendenin will also take part. Tickets are $10-$15. http://www.bellinghamsings.org
    3:00pm
  • Canning and Cocktails: Certified Food Preservers Katharine Isserlis and Ann Darlin Leason will lead a "Canning and Cocktails: Kim Chi" course from 3:30-5:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Entry is $30. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    3:30pm
  • Anti-Coal Rally: Students and community members can attend a "Rally for Divestment from Coal" at 4pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Plaza. The students will be demonstrating support for eliminating WWU's fossil fuel investments. http://www.re-sources.org
    4:00pm
  • Erik Brooks Event: Join Methow Valley author and illustrator Erik Brooks as he discusses some of his children's books—such as Sea Star Wishes, Polar Opposites, and Totem Tale—at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The free event is part of Children's Book Week. http://www.villagebooks.com
    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
  • Journey Into the Wild: Day-to-Day Dance Productions and Whatcom Fitness present "Journey Into the Wild" at 6:30pm at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H St. Admission is $3 for kids and $8 for adults. http://www.daytodaydance.com
    6:30pm
  • Jazz & Blues Concert: Cheryl Hodge, Tricia Sikes, Chris Broberg, and Robyn Arbogast will perform at a Jazz and Blues Benefit Concert at 7pm at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew Street Rd. Admission is by donation; funds raised will go to helping complete construction of the children's classroom at the center. http://www.csl-bellingham.org
    7:00pm
  • An Awakened Evening: Paradosi Christian Ballet Company will perform with Whatcom County's "Dynamite, Illuminate and Sparklers" dance team for "An Awakened Evening' performance at 7pm at the Syre Auditorium at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg St. Tickets are $12; part of the proceeds will benefit victims of the Oso mudslide and Christian outreach programs. (360) 224-4942
    7:00pm
  • Kulshan Chorus: "Songs of Poetry and Peace" will be the theme of a Kulshan Chorus concert at 7:30pm at the Performing Arts Center at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Lawrence Solomon will join the many voices of the chorus to voice the "Songs of Salish Chief" poem. The Atlantics will also join in. Tickets are $7-$13. http://www.kulshanchorus.org
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham Repertory Benefit: Dance performances, refreshments, a silent auction, a trivia game, a welcome to new members and farewell to departing ones and more will be part of a 9th season benefit for Bellingham Repertory Dance from 7:30-10:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Suggested donation is $10 at the door. http://www.bhamrep.org
    7:30pm

 

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