Week of Sunday, April 13, 2014
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Sunday, April 13, 2014 (12 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival kicks off this week and continues through April 30 throughout the verdant valley. In addition to the hundreds of acres of blooming daffodils and tulips that will bloom according to Mother Nature through the month, there'll be street fairs, wine events, outdoor excursions, art displays, a home tour, live music, the "world's largest garage sale, a gala celebration, historic home tours, and much, much more. Go to the website to find out more. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Les Miserables: Redemption and revolution will take center stage when Les Miserables continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M. Ave. Tickets are $20. Additional performances of the award-winning musical happen weekends through April 27. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Fundraising Garage Sale: A fundraising Spring Garage Sale for WeSNIP takes place from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am-2pm Sunday, at the former Crossroads Thrift Store, 4145 Guide Meridian, #103. http://www.wesnip.com
    9:00am
  • The Women of Lockerbie: The poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate can be seen when Deborah Brevoort's The Women of Lockerbie opens this weekend at shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14, and additional shows happen weekends through April 27. 733-1811 or http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Phrasings in Word and Dance: Bellingham Repertory Dance teams up with local and regional poets to present the annual "Phrasings: In Word and Dance" performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 5pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Entry is $12-$15; tickets sell out early, so don't delay in getting yours. http://www.bhamrep.org
    7:30pm
  • The Wailin’ Jennys: The award-winning singer-songwriter trio known as the Wailin' Jennys perform at shows at 7:30pm Saturday and 3pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets to the see the dynamic contemporary folk group are $22-$42 (tickets are likely sold out by now, but it can't hurt to check). http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • 24 Hour Comics Event: Participants will be challenged to draw a 24-page comic in a day (and night) at a "24 Hour Comics" event starting at noon Saturday and ending at noon Sunday at the Comics Place, 221 W. Holly St. The all-ages event aims to bring together creators and enthusiasts to celebrate the medium. The all-ages event is free, so feel free to drop by at any time within the 24-hour period to see what's happening. Art materials will be supplied by Dakota Arts. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    12:00pm
  • 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
  • Honeywagon Runs: Choose from a half-marathon, a four-mile run and a half-mile fun run for kids at the Greater Bellingham Running Club's 32nd annual Honeywagon Runs starting at 8am in Everson at Nooksack Valley Middle School, 404 W. Columbia St. Awards, post-run hospitality, pre- and post-race massages and door prizes will be part of the fun. P.S. Walkers are also welcome. Entry is $20-$30 (free for kids). http://www.gbrc.net
    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
  • The Debutones: An eclectic blend of country, folk and bluegrass can be heard when the Debutones performs at 2pm at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Tight harmony singing and stellar instrumental accompaniment can also be expected. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.nancysfarm.com or www.aprilverch.com
    2:00pm
  • Murder, Mystery, Yoga: Author and yoga teacher Tracy Weber combines her passions when she reads from her new mystery, Yoga Strikes a Pose, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm

Monday, April 14, 2014 (3 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival kicks off this week and continues through April 30 throughout the verdant valley. In addition to the hundreds of acres of blooming daffodils and tulips that will bloom according to Mother Nature through the month, there'll be street fairs, wine events, outdoor excursions, art displays, a home tour, live music, the "world's largest garage sale, a gala celebration, historic home tours, and much, much more. Go to the website to find out more. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Soup’s On: Ian Larsen from Mount Vernon's Soup Bowl will share some of his most popular culinary creations at a "Soup's On" course from 6:30-8:30pm at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Entry is $35. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (9 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival kicks off this week and continues through April 30 throughout the verdant valley. In addition to the hundreds of acres of blooming daffodils and tulips that will bloom according to Mother Nature through the month, there'll be street fairs, wine events, outdoor excursions, art displays, a home tour, live music, the "world's largest garage sale, a gala celebration, historic home tours, and much, much more. Go to the website to find out more. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • The Great Mystery: Riddles, quandaries and adventure will be part of Explorations Academy's fourth annual team problem-solving adventure, "The Great Mystery," which kicks off today and continues through May 6 throughout Bellingham. Each team will get mailed a weekly clue which, when solved, will lead them to another clue (and so on). All clues are derived from Bellingham's history and landscape, and are distributed in public places. Prizes will be part of the fun. Entry is $50 per team. http://www.thegreatmystery.info
    10:00am
  • Sign Language Classes: The Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center offers American Sign Language classes as a free service to the community from 12-1pm on the first three Tuesdays of each month in Bellingham. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 255-7166 or 647-0910
    12:00pm
  • Magic & Comedy Show: Louis Foxx brings his one-man sideshow of vaudevillian magic and comedy to the area for a 4:30pm performance at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Expect "astounding magic tricks, sidesplitting comedy, hilarious cowboy tricks, eye popping hand shadows" and more. Tickets are $5-$8; funds raised benefit senior programs and services at the center. http://www.lyndencommunitycenter.org
    4:30pm
  • Bike Maintenance Basics: Learn how to lube a chain, fix a flat tire in record time and make other minor adjustments to your ride at a "Bike Maintenance Basics" clinic led by Joe Kahn at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free event. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Caribbean Kitchen: Sarah Chan focuses on classic recipes from her native Trinidad at a "Caribbean Kitchen" course from 6-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Community Seder: To celebrate the second night of Passover, Beth Israel will host a Community Seder at 6pm at Bellingham Technical College's Settlemeyer Family Hall, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for non-members and include dinner, a retelling of the Exodus story and more. Please register in advance. http://www.bethisraelbellingham.org
    6:00pm
  • Vaudevillingham: The monthly uncensored variety show fundraiser known as "Vaudevillingham" can be seen at 7pm and 9pm performances at the Bellingham Circus Guild's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Suggested donation to see the performances—which feature acts from both guild and community members—is $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Pink Martini: Up to a dozen musicians will cross genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop when Pink Martini performs at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The group will be joined by the Von Trapps, which features music by the great-grandchildren of Captain and Maria Von Trapp. Tickets are $32-$69. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com or www.evergreenempire.org
    7:30pm

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 (10 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival kicks off this week and continues through April 30 throughout the verdant valley. In addition to the hundreds of acres of blooming daffodils and tulips that will bloom according to Mother Nature through the month, there'll be street fairs, wine events, outdoor excursions, art displays, a home tour, live music, the "world's largest garage sale, a gala celebration, historic home tours, and much, much more. Go to the website to find out more. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Into the Night with NBT: Members of the Northwest Ballet Theater will present "Into the Night and Other Dances" at a 4pm performance at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Choreography by John Bishop and music by award-winning pianist Judith Widrig will be part of the show. Tickets are $20 and include light refreshments and a silent auction. http://www.intothenight.eventbrite.com
    4:00pm
  • Poetry Slam: Listen to readings, share your poetry or collaborate on a group poet at a "Forest of Word" Poetry Slam at 4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. Entry is free. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    4:00pm
  • 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
  • Small Dishes: Chef Jesse Otero leads a "Small Dishes of the World: Tapas" class from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Dishes from Spain will be the focus. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Intro to Improv: Sheila Goldsmith of Improv Playworks will lead an introductory course from 7-9pm at 1308 E St. Experience the magic of the games, exercises and storytelling that have evolved out of the art of improvisation. Register in advance for the free workshop. 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.com
    7:00pm
  • BUG Song Circle: Join the Bellingham Ukulele Group for a monthly Song Circle at 7pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
    7:00pm
  • Jacqueline Schwab: Celebrated New England pianist Jacqueline Schwab will perform at 7pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Attendees can hear everything from traditional music of England, Scotland, Ireland, and America, to blues, vintage tangos, parlor piano, and the turn-of-the-20th-century sounds of Satie, Debussy and Bartok. Entry is $15. http://www.jacquelineschwab.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, April 17, 2014 (14 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival kicks off this week and continues through April 30 throughout the verdant valley. In addition to the hundreds of acres of blooming daffodils and tulips that will bloom according to Mother Nature through the month, there'll be street fairs, wine events, outdoor excursions, art displays, a home tour, live music, the "world's largest garage sale, a gala celebration, historic home tours, and much, much more. Go to the website to find out more. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • The Mastodon: Bellingham-based playwright Ben Eisner's The Mastodon opens this week with 8pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The "gripping crime drama" examines predatory relationships, and chronicles a young call girl's ascent from the bottom to the top of the metaphorical food chain of inner-city Los Angeles. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen April 24-26. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • The Women of Lockerbie: A poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate can be seen when Deborah Brevoort's The Women of Lockerbie continues this weekend at shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14, and additional shows happen through April 27. 733-1811 or http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Les Miserables: Redemption and revolution will take center stage when Les Miserables continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M. Ave. Tickets are $20. Additional performances of the award-winning musical happen through April 27. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Career Fair: Attend a Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Career Fair from 10:30am-12:30pm at the Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. Reps from local and regional businesses will be on hand to discuss career and employment opportunities. Entry is free. 752-7000 or http://www.btc.ctc.edu
    10:30am
  • Brown Bag Music: Toot Sweet, an ensemble of flutists and pianist who enjoy sharing a mix of classical and ethnic music, will perform at a Brown Bag concert at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • Western Reads: As part of a collaboration between Village Books and WWU, Dr. Naomi Oreskes will lead a "Western Reads" discussion focusing on her book Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming at 4pm at WWU's Viking Union Multipurpose Room. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Consignment Reception: Selections by Joel Brock, Clayton James, Jack Gunter, Guy Anderson, William Slater and more can be seen at a "New Works on Consignment" reception from 5-7pm at Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th St. View the select examples of regional art through May 30 by appointment. http://www.luciadouglas.com
    5:00pm
  • Poet Party: The Skagit River Poetry Foundation will honor Elizabeth Austen, the state’s new Poet Laureate, at a public reception at 7pm at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 First St. Wine, appetizers and readings of Austen's work by students and adult poets (including the author). Entry is by donation. http://www.skagitriverpoetry.org
    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
  • Night Beat: The Bellingham Music Club hosts its monthly "Night Beat" concert at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Members of the Chief of Staff—a Bellingham High School's a cappella ensemble—will perform. Tickets are $10. http://www.bellinghammusicclub.wordpress.com
    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
  • Two-piano recital: Milica Jelaca Jovanovic and Marija Ilic perform a two-piano recital, featuring works by R. Schumann, J. S. Bach, F. Schubert/S. Prokofiev, at a free concert at 8pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. http://www.wwu.edu
    8:00pm

Friday, April 18, 2014 (15 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival kicks off this week and continues through April 30 throughout the verdant valley. In addition to the hundreds of acres of blooming daffodils and tulips that will bloom according to Mother Nature through the month, there'll be street fairs, wine events, outdoor excursions, art displays, a home tour, live music, the "world's largest garage sale, a gala celebration, historic home tours, and much, much more. Go to the website to find out more. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • The Mastodon: Bellingham-based playwright Ben Eisner's The Mastodon opens this week with 8pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The "gripping crime drama" examines predatory relationships, and chronicles a young call girl's ascent from the bottom to the top of the metaphorical food chain of inner-city Los Angeles. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen April 24-26. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • The Women of Lockerbie: A poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate can be seen when Deborah Brevoort's The Women of Lockerbie continues this weekend at shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14, and additional shows happen through April 27. 733-1811 or http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Les Miserables: Redemption and revolution will take center stage when Les Miserables continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M. Ave. Tickets are $20. Additional performances of the award-winning musical happen through April 27. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Western Washington University's Department of Music, along with the Department of Theater and Dance, team up to present musically enhanced showings of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the school's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Members of the Whatcom Symphony will also take part. Tickets are $10-$16 and additional showings happen April 25-27. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Comedy Nite: Emmett Montgomery will be the featured performer at the monthly Comedy Nite at 8pm Friday in Anacortes at the H20 Club, 314 Commercial Ave. Rip Michaels will headline a show at 9pm Saturday in Bellingham at Poppes 360, 714 Lakeway Dr. Tickets to each show are $10. http://www.facebook.com/comedynite
    8:00pm
  • Scratchpad and Pulp Improv: Watch improv inspired by poetry, which is inspired by improv, when "Scratchpad" returns to the stage at 8pm shows through April at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, show up (or stick around) to view the fully improvised, Tarantino-inspired format, "Pulp Improv." Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday through April at the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Family Story Night: Members of the Bellingham Storyteller's Guild will give an introduction to storytelling at 6pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. At 7pm, Family Story Night will commence. Both events are free. 778-7188
    6:00pm
  • Poetry in Lynden: Area poets Anita K. Boyle, James Bertolino, and Sam Moore will celebrate National Poetry Month by reading from their respective works from 6:30-8pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:30pm
  • Running Secrets: Seattle-based author Arleen Williams reads from Running Secrets: The Alki Trilogy at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.alkitrilogy.com
    7:00pm
  • Dances of Universal Peace: Celebrate the Easter/Passover season with meditative movement and deep spirituality at the monthly Dances of Universal Peace from 7-9pm at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew St. Suggested donation is $5-$10. 733-5745
    7:00pm
  • Faculty Recital: Staff from Western Washington University's music department will perform pieces by Gershwin, Marais, Kreisler, Piazzolla, and Franck at a Faculty Recital at 7:30pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Artists performing include Eric Kean on the viola, Judith Widrig on piano, and Alona Christman and Susan Haines doing Le Grande Tango. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-7640
    7:30pm
  • Drag Show: Skagit Valley College students, faculty, friends and community members can come together for a night of fantasy and connection through social interaction at the second annual Drag Show at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Entry is free. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm

Saturday, April 19, 2014 (36 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival kicks off this week and continues through April 30 throughout the verdant valley. In addition to the hundreds of acres of blooming daffodils and tulips that will bloom according to Mother Nature through the month, there'll be street fairs, wine events, outdoor excursions, art displays, a home tour, live music, the "world's largest garage sale, a gala celebration, historic home tours, and much, much more. Go to the website to find out more. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • The Mastodon: Bellingham-based playwright Ben Eisner's The Mastodon opens this week with 8pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The "gripping crime drama" examines predatory relationships, and chronicles a young call girl's ascent from the bottom to the top of the metaphorical food chain of inner-city Los Angeles. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen April 24-26. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • The Women of Lockerbie: A poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate can be seen when Deborah Brevoort's The Women of Lockerbie continues this weekend at shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14, and additional shows happen through April 27. 733-1811 or http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Les Miserables: Redemption and revolution will take center stage when Les Miserables continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M. Ave. Tickets are $20. Additional performances of the award-winning musical happen through April 27. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Western Washington University's Department of Music, along with the Department of Theater and Dance, team up to present musically enhanced showings of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the school's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Members of the Whatcom Symphony will also take part. Tickets are $10-$16 and additional showings happen April 25-27. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Comedy Nite: Emmett Montgomery will be the featured performer at the monthly Comedy Nite at 8pm Friday in Anacortes at the H20 Club, 314 Commercial Ave. Rip Michaels will headline a show at 9pm Saturday in Bellingham at Poppes 360, 714 Lakeway Dr. Tickets to each show are $10. http://www.facebook.com/comedynite
    8:00pm
  • Scratchpad and Pulp Improv: Watch improv inspired by poetry, which is inspired by improv, when "Scratchpad" returns to the stage at 8pm shows through April at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, show up (or stick around) to view the fully improvised, Tarantino-inspired format, "Pulp Improv." Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • 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
  • Swedish Pancake Breakfast: Enjoy "Swedish pancakes made by Norwegians" at the monthly Swedish Pancake Breakfast happening from 8-11am at Bellingham's Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St. Entry is $3 for kids and $7 for adults. Please take note: This is the second-to-the-last event, as the building has been sold, so get there early to get your fill. 733-6618
    8:00am
  • Pancake Breakfast: Pancakes, biscuits and gravy, French toast, eggs and more will be on the menu at 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
  • Peony Particulars: Renel Anderson of Pure Peonies leads a free "Peony Cultivation and Care" at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Please register in advance. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Fun with the Fuzz 5K: Help raise funds for the Behind the Badge Foundation at the annual "Fun with the Fuzz" 5K starting at 9am at the Bellingham Police Department, 505 Grand Ave. Entry is $20-$25. http://www.funwiththefuzz5k.com
    9:00am
  • Golden Egg Hunt: More than 4,000 eggs containing $10,000 in prizes will be hidden on the slopes of Mt. Baker as part of the 15th annual Golden Egg Hunt starting at 9am at the Mt. Baker Ski Area. In addition to the main hunt—which could net the winner a pass for next season—there will be four separate hunts for kids 10 and under. Participants must have a valid day pass or season pass. http://www.winter.mtbaker.us
    9:00am
  • Earth Day Work Party: Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association for an Earth Day Tree Planting Work Party from 9am-12pm along the Nooksack River in Ferndale's Hovander Homestead Park. The first 200 volunteers will receive a free T-shirt. No registration is required. http://www.n-sea.org
    9:00am
  • Bellingham Bay Bocce Tournament: Help raise funds for the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center at the annual Bellingham Bay Bocce Tournament happening from 9am-5pm at the Bellingham Sportsplex, 1225 Civic Field Way. Entry is free to watch the 32 teams competing teams. There'll also be a salmon barbecue, beer garden, music, raffles and more. http://www.whatcomdrc.org
    9:00am
  • Waldorf Tea & Tour: Find out more about early childhood education at a Spring Tea and tour from 10-11:30am at the Whatcom Hills Waldorf School, 941 Austin St. In addition to visiting with nursery, preschool and kindergarten teachers, attendees can watch a puppet play and have tea. Please register in advance. 733-3164 or http://www.whws.org
    10:00am
  • Easter Fair: An indoor Easter Egg Hunt, pics with the Easter bunny, games, prizes, a coloring contest and much more will be part of the third annual Kids Easter Fair from 10am-12pm at St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy. Suggested donation is $5 per child.
    10:00am
  • Underwater Beach Cleanup: Divers can help clean up part of Lake Whatcom at an "Underwater Beach Cleanup" from 10am-12pm at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. Non-divers are welcomed and encouraged to help from shore. Check out the website listed here for the particulars. 738-2042 or http://www.gonediving.org
    10:00am
  • Adult Acting Class: Sign up for a free Adult Acting Class happening from 10am-12pm at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Classes include scripted scenes and a variety of acting games, with a different topic on the third Saturday of every month. (360) 840-0089 or http://www.acttheatre.com
    10:00am
  • Skagit Work Party: Join the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group and Mount Vernon City Parks for a Work Party celebrating Earth Day from 10am-1pm along the Skagit River and Edgewater Park. Activities will include planting native trees and shrubs, removal of invasive plant species, garbage removal, and education about vegetation and fish use in the Skagit watershed. Please register in advance. http://www.skagitfisheries.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. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Ferndale Public Market Opening: Attend opening day at 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
  • Lea Kelley Studio Sale: View and purchase original works by Bellingham-based painter Lea Kelley and an Artist's Studio Exhibit and Clearance from 11am-3pm at the Washington Grocery Building, 1133 Railroad Ave., #303 (directly across from the Farmers Market). The painting will be available for 50- to 75-percent off. Preview them at the website listed here. http://www.leakelley.com
    11:00am
  • Zodiac Cruise: Benefit youth sailing in the community by signing up for a fundraising cruise on the Schooner Zodiac from 11:15am-4:30pm leaving from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $30-$75. http://www.byc.org
    11:15am
  • Limelight Writer: Attend an onscreen talk and interview with My Share of the Task: A Memoir author General Stanley McChrystal at a "Writers in the Limelight" event at noon at the Pickord's Limelight Cinema, 1416 Cornwall Ave. Copies of the book will be available. http://www.pickfordcinema.org
    12:00pm
  • Radical Repetition Opening: Prints, painting and sculptures can be seen when "Radical Repetition: Albers to Warhol" opens today from 12-5pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 205 Flora St. The exhibit examines recurring imagery in art since the 1960s, which has led to unexpected stylistic transformations and reinvigorated content. See it through Aug. 17. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Worthy Finale Prefunk: Music by Pacific High, 50 Cent Chicken, Show Kick Poney, La Dolce Vita, Reverend JD and the Blackouts, Junkyard Aymee, Amish Warfare, and others will be part of a Worthy Finale Prefunk starting at 3pm in Ferndale at 6987 Vista Dr. Entry is $10. Parking is $5, and camping is free. http://www.facebook.com
    3:00pm
  • The Favorite: Bellingham-based author Franklyn Thomas reads from The Favorite: A Novel at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The fictional tome follows a star-crossed veteran prizefighter. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Dinner on the Farm: Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland will host a "Celebrate Skagit: Dinner on the Farm" fundraiser starting at 4:30pm with appetizers and tours at La Conner Flats, 15978 Best Rd. The four-course dinner will showcase and celebrate the bounty of food and produce grown in and around the Skagit Valley. Entry is $75, and registration is required. http://www.skagitonians.org
    4:30pm
  • Bunny Hop Fundraiser: The 20-piece big band known as Swing Connection will perform at a "Bunny Hop" fundraiser for KMRE from 5:30-8:30pm at the Spark Museum, 1312 Bay St. In addition to music and dancing, there'll be comedy skits, a cake walk, face painting, food and drink, and more. Entry is $10 (kids 12 and under are free). 738-3886 or http://www.sparkmuseum.org
    5:30pm
  • Line Dancing Classes: Western Line Dancing classes are offered at 6pm (beginners) and 7pm (intermediates) every Friday night at Lynden’s Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is needed. Cost is $5 per class. 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • Bobby Lee McMurray: Listen to live music by Bobby Lee McMurray at a free concert from 6:30-8pm in the Firehall Cafe at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:30pm
  • Murder and Music: A showing of Murder on the Oriental Rug will be accompanied by performances by local musicians at 7pm at Deming's Mt. Baker High School, 4936 Deming Rd. Admission is by donation; funds raised support Deming Library programs and services. 592-2429 or http://www.wcls.org
    7:00pm
  • Piano with Pan Pan: Bellingham pianist Sarah Jerns—also known as Pan Pan—will perform at a "These Are Our Stories, Too" concert at 7pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Drawing on a classical background, Pan Pan will perform original compositions similar to the likes of Philip Glass, Yann Tiersen, and Max Richer. A backing band will assist. Tickets are $10. http://www.brownpapertickets.com
    7:00pm
  • Flute Presentation: Native American flutist Peter Ali will intermix performances of original songs with stories about his music and rich ethnic heritage at a presentation at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Life Cycles: Team Pilchuck and the Pilchuck Mount Bikers Club team up to show the documentary film Life Cycles at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. In addition to the main attraction—which tells the story of a mountain bike and its culture—attendees can also view Follow Me, a film that looks at why we love to ride. Entry is $10. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm

 

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