Week of Sunday, June 29, 2014
(73 events)

Sunday, June 29, 2014 (13 events)

  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • Community Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboaring 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • A Chorus Line: The magical musical known as A Chorus Line concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. For those not in the know, the story line focuses on talented musicians and dancers who are striving to achieve their dreams—or at least make a living. Tickets are $8-$14. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Border Songs: The newly christened Bellingham TheatreWorks teams up with Village Books for its first production, Border Songs, which continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday, 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Another showing of the play—which is based on area author Jim Lynch's book of the same name about the tensions, struggles, law and lawlessness at the Peace Arch border through the eyes of a quirky border patrolman—happens at 7:30pm http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
    7:30pm
  • Mount Baker World Music Festival: Electric violin player and Mahavishinue Orchestra member Steve Kindler will perform at the final weekend of the Mount Baker World Music Festival at 7pm Saturday in Maple Falls at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, 8251 Kendall Rd. At 6pm Sunday, listen to Latin and salsa tunes by Costa Rica's Carlos Cascante. Tickets to each concert are $15. http://www.mountbakerworldmusic.com
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Bellingham Kids Traverse: Running, mountain biking and an obstacle course will be part of the Bellingham Kids Traverse happening from 10am-12pm at Civic Field, 1355 Civic Field Way. Kids ages 6-12 can participate as solo, tandem or relay competitors. Entry fees vary. http://www.bellinghamkidstraverse.com
    10:00am
  • Garden Walk: Take part in today's Sandy Point/Neptune Beach Garden Walk from 1-4pm near Ferndale. Drive west on Slater Road and look for signs and flyers, or walk and bike to each locale. Local artists will also be displaying and selling their artwork until 4pm at the Sandy Point Fire Hall, 4332 Sucia Dr. Entry is free. http://www.mysandypoint.com
    1:00pm
  • Opera Popolare: "The Immortal Handel" will be the focus of an Opera Poplare concert at 3pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Accompaniment will be provided by music director Rob Viens. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.operapopolare.com
    3:00pm
  • Tom Robbins: Celebrated novelist Tom Robbins (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Still Life With Woodpecker, Jitterbug Perfume, etc.) returns to Bellingham to read from his memoir, Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is free; show up early, as the event will likely pack the bookstore. 671-2626 or http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Strawberry Social: Fresh, locally grown strawberries will be featured with homemade shortcake at a "Strawberry Social" from 4-6pm at Ferndale's Zion Lutheran Church, 7215 Valley View Rd. Attendees can also enjoy live tunes by the Old Time Fiddlers. Entry is by donation. (360) 366-5567
    4:00pm
  • Harold Mabern: Jazz legend Harold Mabern will perform with saxophonist Cory Weeds, bassist Adam Thomas, and drummer Julian MacDonough at tonight's "Tribute Jazz Series: Art of the Piano Trio" concert at 4pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $10-$15. 734-2776 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    4:00pm

Monday, June 30, 2014 (7 events)

  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • Community Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboaring 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Border Songs: The newly christened Bellingham TheatreWorks teams up with Village Books for its first production, Border Songs, which continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday, 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Another showing of the play—which is based on area author Jim Lynch's book of the same name about the tensions, struggles, law and lawlessness at the Peace Arch border through the eyes of a quirky border patrolman—happens at 7:30pm http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
    7:30pm
  • Ethiopian Cuisine: Chef Mulu Belay shares recipes she learned from her mother at an "Ethiopian Cuisine" course from 6-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $35. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Open Mic: Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to share their works at the monthly Open Mic hosted by local writer and teacher Laurel Leigh at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Sign up in advance at the front desk, or by calling the number listed here. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 8pm Mondays at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    8:00pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Alternative Library, 1417 Railroad Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation. http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 (8 events)

  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • Community Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboaring 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Find Waldo: Kids, parents and Waldo-lovers of all ages can take part in the annual "Find Waldo" event happening through July in historic Fairhaven. Pick up a "Find Waldo" passport at any of the 25 participating businesses to start your search. Drawings for various Waldo books and passports will happen through the month. http://www.villagebooks.com or www.fairhaven.com
    8:00am
  • Border Songs: The newly christened Bellingham TheatreWorks teams up with Village Books for its first production, Border Songs, which continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday, 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Another showing of the play—which is based on area author Jim Lynch's book of the same name about the tensions, struggles, law and lawlessness at the Peace Arch border through the eyes of a quirky border patrolman—happens at 7:30pm http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
    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
  • Greek Feast: Spanokopita, avgolemono and chicken souvlaki will be among the menu items at a "Summer Greek Feast" class with Karina Davidson from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • TED Talk Tuesday: "Motivating Creativity" will be the focus of a monthly "TED Talk Tuesday" gathering at 7pm at Explorations Academy, 1701 Ellis St. Facilitated discussions following the screening will focus on what it is that motivates creativity and invention, and how to use it to our advantage. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.explorationsacademy.org
    7:00pm
  • Pure Grit: Award-winning children's author and former journalist Mary Cronk Farrell discusses the research and women featured in her children's history book, Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 (13 events)

  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • Community Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboaring 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Find Waldo: Kids, parents and Waldo-lovers of all ages can take part in the annual "Find Waldo" event happening through July in historic Fairhaven. Pick up a "Find Waldo" passport at any of the 25 participating businesses to start your search. Drawings for various Waldo books and passports will happen through the month. http://www.villagebooks.com or www.fairhaven.com
    8:00am
  • Border Songs: The newly christened Bellingham TheatreWorks teams up with Village Books for its first production, Border Songs, which continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday, 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Another showing of the play—which is based on area author Jim Lynch's book of the same name about the tensions, struggles, law and lawlessness at the Peace Arch border through the eyes of a quirky border patrolman—happens at 7:30pm http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
    7:30pm
  • Quilt Events: Meet the artists behind "Wishes Through Our Hands: Japanese Quilts" and "Works of Junko Maeda" for an afternoon reception at 4pm at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 703 S. Second St. Miwako Kimura, the guest curator of both exhibit, will also be leading tours throughout the day Wednesday and Thursday. The exhibits, along with "Fifty Years of Quiltmaking: Schlotterback Collection," can be seen through Oct. 15. http://www.laconnerquilts.com
    4:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Wednesday Market: Peruse local fruits and vegetables, diverse handcrafted works and ready-to-eat items when the Bellingham Farmers Market continues its Wednesday Market from 12-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. (behind Village Books). The market continues weekly through Sept. 24. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    12:00pm
  • Wedding Wednesday: A mock cocktail reception featuring some of Whatcom County's elite wedding vendors will be part of "Wedding Wednesday" from 5-7pm at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. The monthly event will also feature appetizers and a cash bar. Entry is free. http://www.hotelbellwether.com
    5:00pm
  • Green Drinks: Likeminded environmentally aware community members can meet and greet at the monthly Green Drinks gathering from 5-7pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Join the Bellingham Green Drinks group to organize a carpool. http://www.re-sources.org
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • Brews Cruise: Join San Juan Cruises for the weekly "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" leaving at 6:30pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. The cruises—which continue every Wednesday through Sept. 24—includes liquid samples from Boundary Bay Brewery and two other Northwest breweries. Entry is $35. Register in advance, as the cruises sell out quickly. http://www.whales.com
    6:30pm
  • 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, July 3, 2014 (19 events)

  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • Community Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboaring 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Find Waldo: Kids, parents and Waldo-lovers of all ages can take part in the annual "Find Waldo" event happening through July in historic Fairhaven. Pick up a "Find Waldo" passport at any of the 25 participating businesses to start your search. Drawings for various Waldo books and passports will happen through the month. http://www.villagebooks.com or www.fairhaven.com
    8:00am
  • Border Songs: The newly christened Bellingham TheatreWorks teams up with Village Books for its first production, Border Songs, which continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday, 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Another showing of the play—which is based on area author Jim Lynch's book of the same name about the tensions, struggles, law and lawlessness at the Peace Arch border through the eyes of a quirky border patrolman—happens at 7:30pm http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
    7:30pm
  • Quilt Events: Meet the artists behind "Wishes Through Our Hands: Japanese Quilts" and "Works of Junko Maeda" for an afternoon reception at 4pm at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 703 S. Second St. Miwako Kimura, the guest curator of both exhibit, will also be leading tours throughout the day Wednesday and Thursday. The exhibits, along with "Fifty Years of Quiltmaking: Schlotterback Collection," can be seen through Oct. 15. http://www.laconnerquilts.com
    4:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Border Songs: The newly christened Bellingham TheatreWorks presents its first production, Border Songs, with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Additional showings of the play—which is based on area author Jim Lynch's book of the same name about the tensions, struggles, law and lawlessness at the Peace Arch border seen through the eyes of a quirky border patrolman—happen at 7:30pm July 10-12 at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
    7:30pm
  • Commedia in the Park: Western Washington University Theatre students will bring well-known stock characters—such as tricky servants, young lovers and foolish old men—to life at "Commedia in the Park" performances at 7pm Thursday through Saturday's at Bellingham's Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. "Commedia" is a highly physical, masked comic performance originating from the Italian Renaissance. Entry is free. http://www.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • Loggerodeo: Wood carving competitions, a bluegrass jubilee, pancake breakfasts, a carnival, a beard contest, a grand parade, a logging exhibition, barbecues, a classic car show, arts and crafts, a footrace, a gospel show, auctions, fireworks and much, much more will be part of the "World-Famous Loggerodeo" happening Thursday through Sunday throughout Sedro-Woolley. Many events are free. http://www.loggerodeo.com
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • Lynden Farmers Market: Procure fresh, seasonal fare from local farmers at the Lynden Farmers Market, which happens from 12-5pm every Thursday through Oct. 30 at 324 Front St. http://www.lyndenfarmersmarket.com
    12:00pm
  • Festival Camping Basics: Get ready for the summer season at a "Festival Camping Basics" show-and-tell session from 5-8pm at REI, 400 36th St. Experts will be on hand throughout the event to help you learn how to put together a camp "that will be the place to be as you rock out, relax or just hang out with your friends." Drop by anytime during the three-hour time frame. Entry is free; registration is optional. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    5:00pm
  • Poetry Writing Group: Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals at the bimonthly Poetry Writing Group meeting from 5:30-7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Newcomers and drop-ins are welcome. 671-2626
    5:30pm
  • Elizabeth Park Concert Series: Listen to the electrifying folk rock sounds of Tim McHugh and the Lost Poets when the group reunites for a performance from 6-8pm at the second Elizabeth Park Concert Series of the season. The free concerts continue every Thursday through Aug. 28. http://www.cob.org
    6:00pm
  • First Thursday Reception: “Unexpected Weavings” by Dorothy McGuinness, photography by Lance Seadog, Ben Mann's “Whatcom Bounty” paintings, and a Textiles Exhibit can be seen at a First Thursday Artist Reception from 6-8pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:00pm
  • First Thursday Reception: “Unexpected Weavings” by Dorothy McGuinness, photography by Lance Seadog, Ben Mann's “Whatcom Bounty” paintings, and a Textiles Exhibit can be seen at a First Thursday Artist Reception from 6-8pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:00pm
  • 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, July 4, 2014 (14 events)

  • Find Waldo: Kids, parents and Waldo-lovers of all ages can take part in the annual "Find Waldo" event happening through July in historic Fairhaven. Pick up a "Find Waldo" passport at any of the 25 participating businesses to start your search. Drawings for various Waldo books and passports will happen through the month. http://www.villagebooks.com or www.fairhaven.com
    8:00am
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Border Songs: The newly christened Bellingham TheatreWorks presents its first production, Border Songs, with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Additional showings of the play—which is based on area author Jim Lynch's book of the same name about the tensions, struggles, law and lawlessness at the Peace Arch border seen through the eyes of a quirky border patrolman—happen at 7:30pm July 10-12 at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
    7:30pm
  • Commedia in the Park: Western Washington University Theatre students will bring well-known stock characters—such as tricky servants, young lovers and foolish old men—to life at "Commedia in the Park" performances at 7pm Thursday through Saturday's at Bellingham's Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. "Commedia" is a highly physical, masked comic performance originating from the Italian Renaissance. Entry is free. http://www.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • Loggerodeo: Wood carving competitions, a bluegrass jubilee, pancake breakfasts, a carnival, a beard contest, a grand parade, a logging exhibition, barbecues, a classic car show, arts and crafts, a footrace, a gospel show, auctions, fireworks and much, much more will be part of the "World-Famous Loggerodeo" happening Thursday through Sunday throughout Sedro-Woolley. Many events are free. http://www.loggerodeo.com
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • Pancake Breakfast: All are welcome to nosh on pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee at a festive Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. Entry is $4 for kids and $6 for adults. 332-8040
    8:00am
  • Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration: A pancake breakfast, book sales, live music, a noontime parade, ferry rides on the Plover, a car show, an arts & crafts street fair, a salmon barbecue, fireworks and much more will be part of the Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration happening from 8am-10:30pm throughout Blaine. Most events are free. http://www.blainechamber.com
    8:00am
  • Blaine Book Sale: As part of the town's "Old-Fashioned 4th of July" festivities, attend a Blaine Friends Holiday Book Sale from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Find fantastic summer reads will supporting library programs and services. 305-3600
    10:00am
  • Haggen Family 4th of July Celebration: Live music, a juried art show, old-fashioned picnic games, food stalls, a fireworks show and much more will be part of the 14th annual Haggen Family 4th of July Celebration from 11am-10:30pm at Zuanich Point Park, 2600 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Celebrants are encouraged to use the free passenger shuttles running from 1-11:30pm at the Port of Bellingham's Technology Development Center parking lot on the corner of Roeder and F streets. http://www.haggen.com
    11:00am
  • Independence Day Parade and Picnic: All are welcome at the annual July 4th Parade and Picnic starting at 11:30am in La Conner at First and State Street. Bring a lunch to a picnic following the parade at the town's Pioneer Park. Games for kids and adults will begin at 12:30pm, and continue until 3pm. Entry is free to both events. http://www.lovelaconner.com
    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
  • Rock the Dock: Great music, family fun and fireworks will all make appearances at the "Rock the Dock" event from 5-10pm in Anacortes at Seafarer's Memorial Park, 601 Seafarers Way. Admission is free with a suggested donation of a nonperishable food item or a donation for the Anacortes Seafarers Memorial Foundation. (360) 708-7770
    5:00pm
  • Canned Craft Beer Festival: Street food, yard games, beer, Bellingham Circus Guild performances, live music and a great view of the fireworks will be part of RE Sources' fundraising "Yes, We CAN! Canned Craft Beer Festival" happening from 6-10pm at a block party near Elizabeth Station on J Street (between Holly and Astor). Thirty Northwest breweries will have their goods on hand. Tickets are $20 in advance at $25 at the event, or $35 for a VIP pass (advance purchase only). http://www.re-sources.org
    6:00pm

Saturday, July 5, 2014 (20 events)

  • Bellingham Festival of Music: Selections by Bach, Brahms, and Prokofiev can be heard when the Bellingham Festival of Music kicks off this week with a performance by the Bellingham Festival Orchestra at 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Additional concerts happen through July 18 at WWU and the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Prices for various performances range from $12-$45. Season tickets are $242-$319. Free concerts happen at 2pm July 10 and 18 at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Find Waldo: Kids, parents and Waldo-lovers of all ages can take part in the annual "Find Waldo" event happening through July in historic Fairhaven. Pick up a "Find Waldo" passport at any of the 25 participating businesses to start your search. Drawings for various Waldo books and passports will happen through the month. http://www.villagebooks.com or www.fairhaven.com
    8:00am
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Border Songs: The newly christened Bellingham TheatreWorks presents its first production, Border Songs, with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Additional showings of the play—which is based on area author Jim Lynch's book of the same name about the tensions, struggles, law and lawlessness at the Peace Arch border seen through the eyes of a quirky border patrolman—happen at 7:30pm July 10-12 at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
    7:30pm
  • Commedia in the Park: Western Washington University Theatre students will bring well-known stock characters—such as tricky servants, young lovers and foolish old men—to life at "Commedia in the Park" performances at 7pm Thursday through Saturday's at Bellingham's Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. "Commedia" is a highly physical, masked comic performance originating from the Italian Renaissance. Entry is free. http://www.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • Loggerodeo: Wood carving competitions, a bluegrass jubilee, pancake breakfasts, a carnival, a beard contest, a grand parade, a logging exhibition, barbecues, a classic car show, arts and crafts, a footrace, a gospel show, auctions, fireworks and much, much more will be part of the "World-Famous Loggerodeo" happening Thursday through Sunday throughout Sedro-Woolley. Many events are free. http://www.loggerodeo.com
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Family Tennis: A "USTA Family Friendly Tennis" gathering happens from 9:30-11am every Saturday through Aug. 16 at Cornwall Park, 3424 Meridian St. No tennis experience is necessary. Please register in advance. http://www.pnw.usta.com
    9:30am
  • Cob Oven Workshop: Learn how to bake pizza and bread in a wood-fired oven at a Cob Oven Workshop from 10am-12pm at the Maple Falls Community Garden, 7800 Silver Lake Rd. After the firing of the oven, there will be a discussion of cob construction techniques and wood-fired pizza samples. Please register in advance for the free event. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    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. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Bank Robbery Book: Author and historian Rustan Roberts signs copies of The Wages of Sin: The True Story & Photos of the Great Sedro-Woolley Bank Robbery of 1914 from 12-2pm at the Sedro-Woolley Museum, 725 Murdock St. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. http://www.sedrowoolleymuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Space Goat Release Party: Attend a book launch party for the release of Space Goat Presents from 1-6pm at the Comics Place, 221 W. Holly St. The anthology of stories and production artwork showcases some of the best established and up-and-coming talent of Space Goat Productions. http://www.spacegoatpresents.com
    1:00pm
  • Visit with Dinger: The Bellingham Bells mascot, a life-sized hamster named Dinger, will be on hand to read a few stories, pose for photos and lead activities from 1:30-3:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. You can always find Dinger at the Bellingham Bells baseball games, too. The 2014 Bells season runs through July 30, with all home games being played at Joe Martin Field, conveniently located off of Lakeway Drive. http://www.bellinghambells.com
    1:30pm
  • Molesworth, Powell Opening Reception: Attend an opening reception for an exhibit featuring monotypes by Kris Ekstrand Molesworth and sculptures by Tracy Powell from 5-8pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The "must-see" show by the celebrated Skagit-based artists will be on display from 11am-5pm every Tuesday through Sunday through July 27. http://www.smithandvallee.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
  • Summer Music Series: Listen to the R&B sounds of the Chris Eger Band at the third outdoor summer music concert of the season from 6-8:30pm at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 4th St. Concerts happen on a weekly basis through September 14. Tickets are $8 at the door. http://www.theheartofanacortes.com
    6:00pm
  • Hellingham: A killer is on the loose, and three townspeople will die at the hands of the nefarious citizen. Problem is, nobody knowns who exactly it is. Find out more when the improvised murder mystery known as "Hellingham" returns for a spooky summertime run starting tonight at 9pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door and additional showings happen Fridays and Saturdays through July 19. Please note that new hours are in effect—meaning there'll be just one http://www.theupfront.com
    9:00pm

 

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