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Week of Sunday, August 23, 2015
(108 events)

 

 

Sunday, August 23, 2015 (14 events)

  • Leaving Iowa: As part of the Summer Theatre Series at Western Washington University, catch a viewing of the comedy Leaving Iowa at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the school's PAC Underground Theatre. The play is described as a "postcard to anyone who has ever found himself or herself driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of his or her youth." Tickets are $11-$15. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Boating Center Open: The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors plays in repertory with King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, and Shakespeare's Rebel at the 26th annual "Bard on the Beach" through September at Vancouver BC's Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Ave. Tickets are $26-$45. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection; many performances sell out in advance. http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    2:00pm
  • Plover Ferry: The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Friday and Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursions is $1 for kids and $5 for adults. http://www.draytonharbormaritime.org
    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
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bike, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. The group also holds weekly rid http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    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
  • Fighting Blindness: Sign up for today's "Run to Fight Blindness" beginning at 9am in Mount Vernon at Cascadia Eye/North Cascades Eye Associates, 2100 Little Mountain Lane. The 5K/10K fun run will take place through south Mount Vernon. Entry is $25; proceeds benefit EyeWitness Missions, which sees dedicated surgeons, nurses, opticians and others traveling to foreign countries to provide free treatment to underserved populations. http://www.ncascade.com
    9:00am
  • North Cascades Institute Celebration Canceled: Take boat and campus tours, enjoy a barbecue picnic featuring fare from local farms, participate in guided hikes and canoe voyages, listen to live music and more at a free Anniversary Picnic celebrating the North Cascades Institute's 25-year birthday from 10am-3pm at NCI's Learning Center on Diablo Lake. No registration is required. Update: Due to fires in the region, the event has been canceled. http://www.ncascades.org/picnic
    10:00am
  • Dog Days of Summer: A 5K run/walk, interactive dog games and contests, more than 45 pet-related vendors, an animal caricaturist, canine demos, a dog agility area, activities for kids, a vegetarian food court and more will be part of the Whatcom Humane Society's annual "Dog Days of Summer" festival from 10am-3pm at the softball field at Lake Padden Park, 3884 Samish Way. Entry to the festival is free. The cost to take part in the run/walk is $25 in advance and $30 at the event. http://www.whatcomhumane.org
    10:00am
  • International Concert Series: The Sedentary Sousa Band.performs at the final International Concert Series of the season at 2pm at Blaine's Peace Arch Park. Entry is free. http://www.peacearchpark.org
    2:00pm
  • Whatcom Symphony Orchestra: In celebration of Whatcom Symphony Orchestra's upcoming 40th season, enjoy a free chamber music concert at 3pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 8 Barn View Dr. The all-ages event will feature small ensembles from the orchestra. Additional community concerts take place Sept. 5 at Lynden's Jansen Art Center and Sept. 20 at the Bakke Home near Acme. http://www.whatcomsymphony.com
    3:00pm
  • Skagit Symphony Party: Roupen Shakarian will lead a scaled-down orchestra performing Franz Schubert's "Symphony No. 5" at the Skagit Symphony's fundraising "Summer Party" from 3:30-6:30pm in Anacortes at the Depot Arts and Community Center, 611 R Ave. There will also be a silent auction, wine and hors d'oeuvres and more. Entry is $90. http://www.skagitsymphony.com
    3:30pm
  • Candlelight Concert: "Four Centuries Flute and Piano" will be the focus of the first "Candlelight Concerts" chamber music series performance at 8pm in Mount Vernon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 415 S. 18th St. Pianist Oksana Ezhokina and flutist Jeffrey Cohan will perform pieces by Bach, Mozart, Doppler, and more. Suggested donation is $15-$25. http://www.candlelightseattle.org
    8:00pm

Monday, August 24, 2015 (8 events)

  • Boating Center Open: The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors plays in repertory with King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, and Shakespeare's Rebel at the 26th annual "Bard on the Beach" through September at Vancouver BC's Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Ave. Tickets are $26-$45. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection; many performances sell out in advance. http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    2:00pm
  • We Grow Market Stand: Purchase fresh, local produce grown onsite by local youth and community volunteers as part of We Grow—a collaboration between Northwest Youth Services and WSU's Extension Program—from 2-4pm every Monday through the summer in front on NW Youth Services, 1020 N. State St. http://www.nwys.org
    2:00pm
  • Find Your Park: Are you new to town? Are you looking to explore the great outdoors more often in your backyard? If so, attend a "Find Your Bark" presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Attendees will discover the best spots to recreate locally along with the first-hand knowledge you will need to enjoy your time on the trails. The class will cover the National Recreation Areas of Mt Baker and Ross Lake. Entry is free; please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Just Transitions: Community to Community Development presents "Just Transitions: Voices from the Front Lines of Climate Change" at 6pm at the Bellingham Public Market, 1530 Cornwall Ave. Farmworkers working for liberation from the injustices of industrialized agriculture will speak, and attendees will learn how supporting justice for those who suffer the immediate impacts of pesticides, fertilizers, and climate change will help deliver on a fairer and more sustainable future. http://www.re-sources.org or www.foodjustice.org
    6:00pm
  • Ceramics Open Studio: A Ceramics Open Studio takes place from 6:30-8:30pm Mondays, 2-4pm Thursdays, and 11am-3pm Saturdays at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is $7- for a 10-session punch card, or $10 per session without a punch card. Cards can be purchased onsite. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:30pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their creative verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:45pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation. P.S. Please use the back fountain entry. http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9:30pm every Monday at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    9:30pm

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 (8 events)

  • Boating Center Open: The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors plays in repertory with King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, and Shakespeare's Rebel at the 26th annual "Bard on the Beach" through September at Vancouver BC's Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Ave. Tickets are $26-$45. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection; many performances sell out in advance. http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    2:00pm
  • 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
  • Pumped Up Run: Prizes will be awarded for the best farmer’s tan and biggest muscles on a guy and gal at a "Pumped Up on Running" all-paces run at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The free Brooks-partnered run will also include Brooks demo shoes, post-run strength contests, giveaways and raffles, and more. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Hiking Basics: Trip planning, essential items, equipment, safety precautions, local resources and places to go will be covered at a free "Go Take a Hike!" presentation focusing on the basics of hiking at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Advance registration is requested. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Sci-Fi Writing Group: If your fiction writing leans toward the fantastic, join tonight's Spec Fiction/Sci-Fi Writing Group meeting from 6-8pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The supportive group of like-minded writers of this wide-ranging and diverse genre meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. 671-2626
    6:00pm
  • Bellingham Reads: Discuss Ursula Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness at a Bellingham Reads book discussion group meeting at 6:30pm at the Dodson Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. New members are always welcome. 778-7323
    6:30pm
  • Skagit Folk Dancers: Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at the Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterwards. http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
    7:00pm

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 (14 events)

  • Schoolhouse Rock Live!: As part of the Western Summer Theatre series, Deb Currier directs Schoolhouse Rock Live! showing at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at Western Washington University's Old Main Theater. The musical is based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever, tuneful songs such as "Just A Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly," and "Conjunction Junction." Tickets are $11-$15. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Boating Center Open: The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors plays in repertory with King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, and Shakespeare's Rebel at the 26th annual "Bard on the Beach" through September at Vancouver BC's Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Ave. Tickets are $26-$45. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection; many performances sell out in advance. http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    2:00pm
  • Planning Ahead: Advice about palliative care, advanced care planning, wills, legal issues, family conversations, grieving, guardian ad litem and much more will be part of a "What's Next: Planning Ahead—Making Choices for Your Legacy & Health Care" information fair from 9am-2:30pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Entry is free and open to all. 733-4030 or http://www.wccoa.org
    9:00am
  • Genealogy Assistance: A volunteer from the Whatcom Genealogy Society will be on hand to offer free "Genealogy Assistance" from 10am-2pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    10:00am
  • City Club Meeting: "Changing the Shape of Voting in Whatcom County" will be the focus of a Bellingham City Club luncheon at 12pm at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. The event will focus on a discussion of the proposals on the November ballot from the Charter Review Commission and County Council. County Council member Rud Browne and Charter Review Commissioner Ken Bell will talk about these measures and why voters should vote “yes” or “no.” Admission is $13-$20. http://www.bellinghamcityclub.org
    12:00pm
  • Wednesday Farmers Market: The Wednesday Farmers Market takes place from 12-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. (behind Village Books). The market continues weekly through Sept. 30. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    12:00pm
  • Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market: Suss out summer offerings at the weekly Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market from 3-7pm every Wednesday through September at Hammer Heritage Park. http://www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
    3:00pm
  • Ukulele for Everyone: A "Ukulele for Everyone" gathering takes place at 4:15pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. For this monthly event, ukuleles will be available for use courtesy of the Bellingham Ukulele Group. Come join Cynthia Rogers for a demo, beginning lessons, and a song circle of the "happy instrument." Entry to the all-ages event is free. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    4:15pm
  • 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
  • Group Run: All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free and no registration is required. http://www.skagitrunners.org
    6:00pm
  • Brewers Cruise: ample liquid goods from Boundary Bay Brewery, Diamond Knot Brewery, and Island Hoppin' Brewery at San Juan Cruises' "Bellingham Bay Brewers Cruise" starting at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $35. 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, August 27, 2015 (15 events)

  • Schoolhouse Rock Live!: As part of the Western Summer Theatre series, Deb Currier directs Schoolhouse Rock Live! showing at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at Western Washington University's Old Main Theater. The musical is based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever, tuneful songs such as "Just A Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly," and "Conjunction Junction." Tickets are $11-$15. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors plays in repertory with King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, and Shakespeare's Rebel at the 26th annual "Bard on the Beach" through September at Vancouver BC's Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Ave. Tickets are $26-$45. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection; many performances sell out in advance. http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Lynden Farmers Market: Procure goods from local growers at the Lynden Farmers Market from 12-5pm at 324 Front St. (across from the Jansen Art Center). The market continues Thursdays through Oct. 29. http://www.lyndenfarmersmarket.com
    12:00pm
  • Blues and Brews: The Margaret Wilder Band will perform at a "Blues, Brews & BBQ" summer concert series from 5-9pm on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. The free event features a variety of live music, local beer and a barbecue menu. A final summer concert will feature Jasmine Green on Thurs., Sept. 3. http://www.hotelbellwether.com
    5:00pm
  • Riverwalk Concert Series: Hot Damn Scandal performs at the final Riverwalk Summer Concert Series of the summer from 6-8pm at Riverwalk Park in historic downtown Mount Vernon. Entry is free. http://www.mountvernonchamber.com
    6:00pm
  • Final History Cruise: Whatcom Museum's final "Sunset History Cruise" of the season starts at 6pm at Island Mariner Cruises, 2621 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Bellingham historian Brian Griffin leads the popular Bellingham Bay excursions, which, in addition to beautiful scenery, includes stories about the region's fascinating history. Tickets are $30-$35. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    6:00pm
  • Fairhaven Park Work Party: Join Recreation Northwest for a Work Party from 6-8pm at the upper pavilion at Fairhaven Park, 107 Chuckanut Dr. Help the group relocate the trail in the park, and be prepared to get your hands dirty. Please sign up in advance. P.S. A ribbon-cutting and trail opening party will take place in September. http://www.recreationnorthwest.org
    6:00pm
  • Waterfront Tour: Enjoy an evening on the bay and discover how Bellingham's past has opened the door for its future at a "Bellingham's Future Waterfront Tour" departing at 6pm from San Juan Cruises, 355 Harris Ave. Representatives from the Port of Bellingham and the City of Bellingham will offer details of the planned redevelopment. Entry is $12.50-$25. http://www.whales.com
    6:00pm
  • Elizabeth Park Concert Series: Dance along with the rock and soul sounds of the Atlantics from 6-8pm in Bellingham's Columbia Neighborhood at Elizabeth Park. This is the final free, family-friendly summer concert of the season. http://www.cob.org
    6:00pm
  • Jimi and Isaac: Author, soccer coach and inventor Phil Rink will be reading from his series of Jimi and Isaac books at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. The tomes focus on middle school friends who "love discovering why things are the way they are." Entry is free and open to all. http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
    6:30pm
  • Air Archives: Poet John Morgan reads from his new collection, Archives of the Air, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Many of the poems are focused on Alaska and explorations of history, art and family. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Friday, August 28, 2015 (28 events)

  • Schoolhouse Rock Live!: As part of the Western Summer Theatre series, Deb Currier directs Schoolhouse Rock Live! showing at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at Western Washington University's Old Main Theater. The musical is based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever, tuneful songs such as "Just A Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly," and "Conjunction Junction." Tickets are $11-$15. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors plays in repertory with King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, and Shakespeare's Rebel at the 26th annual "Bard on the Beach" through September at Vancouver BC's Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Ave. Tickets are $26-$45. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection; many performances sell out in advance. http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • The Hybrid Show: Both classic and new games and long-form improv will be highlighted at "The Hybrid Show" at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The performances are part of the theater's 11th anniversary celebrations taking place through August. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    9:00pm
  • Summer Studio Tour: Whidbey Working Artists presents its Summer Open Studio Tour at more than 30 creative locales from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Whidbey Island. Entry to the self-guided tour is free; expect to see the work of painters, sculptors, woodworkers, jewelers, photographers, mixed-media artists and more. http://www.whibeyworkingartists.com
    10:00am
  • Ferndale Street Festival: Live music and stage acts, a car show, various food outlets, vendors of all trades, events for kids, a wine and beer tent, sales from local businesses and much more will be part of the 12th annual Ferndale Street Festival from 6-11:30pm Friday and 10am-11:30pm Saturday on the town's Main Street. Entry is free and open to all ages. http://www.ferndalestreetfestival.com
    10:00am
  • Plover Ferry: The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Friday and Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursions is $1 for kids and $5 for adults. http://www.draytonharbormaritime.org
    12:00pm
  • Salmon Dinner Sail: Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food at the final "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" of the season aboard the Schooner Zodiac leaving at 6pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $59 for kids and $79 for adults. http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
    6:00pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursion from 9:30-11am every Friday in August at Lake Padden. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Music at Maritime: Celtic, flamenco and bluegrass music by Lobo del Mar can be heard at a "Music at Maritime" gathering taking place from 11:30am-1:30pm at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. From 5:30-7pm, the park will also play host to a concert by the Commanders Jazz Ensemble, part of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West. Both events are free. 778-7000 or http://www.cob.org
    11:30am
  • Artistic Remembrances: Attend an "Artistic Remembrances" talk and walk featuring sites that evoke a work of art and a quotation at 1pm at Bayview Cemetery, 1420 Woburn St. Entry is free, but reservations are required. 778-7150 or http://www.cob.org
    1:00pm
  • End of Summer Reading Party: Board games, ice cream floats and prize drawings will be part of an End of Summer Reading Party for students in grades 6 to 12 at 3pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Entry is free. http://www.wcls.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
  • Friday Ferry Flotilla: Discounted rental fees for sailing dinghies and human-powered watercraft (kayaks, rowboats, paddle boards) will be part of the final Friday Ferry Flotilla of the summer starting at 5pm at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Boats of all kinds are encouraged to join the gatherings, which bid adieu to Alaska ferry that departs Bellingham every Friday. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    5:00pm
  • Burlington Summer Nights: Visit the final "Burlington Summer Nights" of the summer from 5-9pm at the Burlington Visitors Center, 520 E. Fairhaven Ave. The event kicks off with an open-air market featuring local vendors and artisans and continues with music by the Naughty Blokes. Entry is free. http://www.burlington-chamber.com
    5:00pm
  • Farm Tunes: Shadies performs at a "Friday Fish Fry, Farm Tunes, & Old Fashioneds" event from 6-8pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. The free series takes place Fridays through Oct. 2. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    6:00pm
  • Salmon Sail: Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food at a weekly three-hour "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" aboard the Schooner Zodiac leaving at 6pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $59 for kids and $79 for adults. http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
    6:00pm
  • Salmon Dinner Sail: Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food at a weekly three-hour "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" aboard the Schooner Zodiac leaving at 6pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $59 for kids and $79 for adults. http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
    6:00pm
  • Summer Concert Series: The Port of Anacortes' Summer Concert Series concludes with a performance by Tuba Luba from 6:30-8pm at the city's Seafarers' Memorial Park, 601 Seafarers' Way. http://www.portofanacortes.com
    6:30pm
  • Beer & Brats: Hemplers bratwurst, Kulshan Brewery beer and locally made buns can be had at the weekly "Beers & Brats" evening cruise leaving at 6:30pm from the Island Mariner's slip at Squalicum Harbor, 2621 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Entry is $35. http://www.islandmariner.com
    6:30pm
  • Western Line Dancing: No partner or experience is necessary to take part in Western Line Dancing classes Friday nights at Lynden's Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. Beginners instruction happens from 6:30-7:30pm, and intermediates from 7:30-8:30pm. Entry is $5 per class. (360) 354-4325
    6:30pm
  • Final Sin & Gin Tours: Learn more about the history of vice and sin that helped make the foundation of our urban locales what they are today at the final "Sin & Gin Tours" of the season at 7pm Friday in Fairhaven next to Skylark's Hidden Cafe (1308 11th St.) and 7pm Saturday at the Bureau of Historical Investigation (217 W. Holly St.). Tickets to take part in the historical tours are $15 general and $19 with a drink. http://www.thebureaubellingham.com
    7:00pm
  • Straight Into Darkness: Sci-fi and fantasy writer Robert L. Slater reads from Straight Into Darkness at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The local author's book takes place in a world where 95 percent of the people are dead and a woman who's just found out she's pregnant decides to go on a dangerous mission. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Moon Walk: Area women can join Wild Whatcom Walks for a "Moon of the Cougar" outing from 7-9pm in Whatcom County (the location will be revealed when you register). Discover what it means to be a cougar during this exploration of your night senses, and please RSVP in advance. Suggested donation is $12. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    7:00pm
  • Reischman and Miller: Mandolin master John Reischman and guitar guru John Miller will play classic and original choros, sambas, bossa novas, Latin jazz, jazz standards and unclassifiable world music at a 7pm concert at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Entry will be $15 at the door. http://www.johnreischman.com
    7:00pm
  • Salsa on the Green: Join Rumba Northwest for its third annual "Salsa on the Green" from 7:30-10pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. The free, all-ages event will features a Salsa lesson and demo and open dancing accompanied by the best mix of Latin rhythms—including Salsa, merengue, bachata and more. UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to rain. Instead, make your way to Cafe Rumba (1140 N. State St.) at 8:30pm for Salsa Night. http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
    7:30pm
  • Friday Night Dance Party: A mix of swing, Latin and ballroom will be highlighted and danced to with an introductory lesson at the weekly Friday Night Dance Party from 7:30-10pm at the Bellingham Dance Company, 1705 N. State St. Admission is $5-$7. http://www.bellinghamdancecompany.com
    7:30pm
  • Hero’s Errand: The Seattle-based Improv Conspiracy makes the ordinary epic, taking an everyday task and making into an epic struggle of good and evil when they present Hero's Errand at 9pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Will the hero manage to pick up his dry cleaning (or get his groceries, or some coffee) or will the world sink into darkness? The only way to find out is to come see this one-night-only show. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $12 at the door. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    9:00pm

Saturday, August 29, 2015 (28 events)

  • Schoolhouse Rock Live!: As part of the Western Summer Theatre series, Deb Currier directs Schoolhouse Rock Live! showing at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at Western Washington University's Old Main Theater. The musical is based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever, tuneful songs such as "Just A Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly," and "Conjunction Junction." Tickets are $11-$15. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors plays in repertory with King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, and Shakespeare's Rebel at the 26th annual "Bard on the Beach" through September at Vancouver BC's Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Ave. Tickets are $26-$45. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection; many performances sell out in advance. http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • The Hybrid Show: Both classic and new games and long-form improv will be highlighted at "The Hybrid Show" at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The performances are part of the theater's 11th anniversary celebrations taking place through August. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    9:00pm
  • Summer Studio Tour: Whidbey Working Artists presents its Summer Open Studio Tour at more than 30 creative locales from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Whidbey Island. Entry to the self-guided tour is free; expect to see the work of painters, sculptors, woodworkers, jewelers, photographers, mixed-media artists and more. http://www.whibeyworkingartists.com
    10:00am
  • Ferndale Street Festival: Live music and stage acts, a car show, various food outlets, vendors of all trades, events for kids, a wine and beer tent, sales from local businesses and much more will be part of the 12th annual Ferndale Street Festival from 6-11:30pm Friday and 10am-11:30pm Saturday on the town's Main Street. Entry is free and open to all ages. http://www.ferndalestreetfestival.com
    10:00am
  • Plover Ferry: The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Friday and Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursions is $1 for kids and $5 for adults. http://www.draytonharbormaritime.org
    12:00pm
  • Salmon Dinner Sail: Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food at the final "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" of the season aboard the Schooner Zodiac leaving at 6pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $59 for kids and $79 for adults. http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
    6:00pm
  • Taste of Kulshan: Celebrate the food, art, music, history and natural wonders of the northern foothills of Mount Baker at the inaugural "Taste of Kulshan" taking place Saturday and Sunday from the Nooksack River all the way to milepost 35. Events include—but are not limited to—samplers, small plates and specials for $5 or under at area restaurants; outdoor yoga, Pilates and energy workshops; Sunday breakfasts; wild and scenic river tours; bike rentals with shuttles to Artist Point and access to local trails http://www.tasteofkulshan.com
    10:00am
  • Birch Bay Discovery Days: A grand parade, an arts and crafts fair, live music, crab boils and a crab derby, a Ducky Derby Race, activities for kids, a variety of food vendors and more will be part of the 36th annual Birch Bay Discovery Days from 10am-8pm Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday on the 7800 block of Birch Bay Drive and beyond. Entry to most events is free. http://www.birchbaychamber.com
    10:00am
  • Whatcom Skillshare Faire: Chicken and beekeeping, rain gardens, shoe-making, Coast Salish ethnobotany and wild food foraging, gardening with medicinal herbs, auto and bike mechanic basics, raccoon hat-making, outdoor worm bin building, bookbinding, wine making at home, water witching and many more topics and skills can be explored at the fourth annual Whatcom Skillshare Faire taking place from 10am-9pm Saturday and 8am-6pm Sunday at the Center for Self-Reliance and Fairhaven Park, 107 Chuckanut Drive North. The Faire http://www.whatcomskillsharefaire.org
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Conifer Conversation: "Conifers for Fall & Winter Interest" will be the focus of a free presentation at 9am at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. If you're tired of looking at a drab and dreary garden through the colder months, sign up and find out how. 676-5480 or http://www.garden-spot.com
    9:00am
  • Anacortes Farmers Market: Vegetables, fruit, baked goods, fresh meat and dairy, cut flowers, wine, eggs, art and much more can be found at the Anacortes Farmers Market, which takes place from 9am-2pm every Saturday through Oct. 24 at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Mount Vernon Farmers Market: The Mount Vernon Farmers Market takes place from 9am-2pm at the city's Waterfront Plaza. In addition to the fresh, local food, expect activities for kids, cooking demos and special events through the season, which continues through Oct. 17. http://www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Muds to Suds: Twenty-two "dirty obstacles"—including eight mud pits—will be part of the annual "Muds to Suds" event starting at 9am at Ferndale's Hovander Homestead Park, 5299 Nielson Ave. Day-of registration will be available, and heats will leave every 15 minutes. Entry to the all-ages 5K is $35-$59 and include a T-shirt, a brat and a brewski (or root beer float). http://www.mudstosuds.com
    9:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: Peruse and purchase a plethora of locally grown produce, ready-to-eat foods, crafts and more at the Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. The market runs every Saturday through Dec. 19. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Summer Reading Celebration: Meet some of Everson's local heroes and representatives from the town's police and fire departments at a Summer Reading Celebration at 10:30am at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Come hear their stories and see their vehicles, have a snack, and find out who wins the grand prize. Entry is the all-ages event is free. http://www.wcls.org
    10:30am
  • Fidalgo Bay Day: Attendees can check out beach-seining demonstrations, touch live marine critters in an underwater zoo, taste seafood chowder samples (and more), join the Samish Indian Nation canoe family on a traditional canoe ride, play games and learn about local projects and volunteer opportunities at a variety of educational exhibits at "Fidalgo Bay Day" from 11am-3pm in Anacortes at the Samish Indian Nation's Fidalgo Bay Resort, 4701 Fidalgo Bay Rd. Entry is free. http://www.skagitmrc.org
    11:00am
  • Mount Baker Club Social: The Mount Baker Club will host its annual Potluck Social from 1-3pm at the picnic shelter at Lake Padden Park, 4882 Samish Way. Bring a dish to share and a kayak, walking shoes and/or yard games. http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    1:00pm
  • This Old House: Listen to or tell stories about old homes in Point Roberts—either yours or someone's else's—at the final "This Old House" gathering at 2pm at Point Roberts Community Center, 1487 Gulf Rd. (360) 945-6545
    2:00pm
  • Memoir of Place: Author Marion Johnson West shares stories from Clearbrook: A Memoir of Place from 3-4:30m at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Her story—focusing on the small farming community located between Sumas and Lynden—is a microcosm of its time in history--the details of the settlers’ lives and how they responded to broad American social trends during the Depression and World War II. (360) 305-3600
    3:00pm
  • Jansen Art Center Block Party: Help Lynden's Jansen Art Center celebrate its third anniversary at a Block Party from 4-8pm on the back lawn, deck and surrounding alley at the organization's headquarters at 321 Front St. Live music, dancing, art appreciation, food, beverages and more will be part of the evening's festivities. Businesses that will be opening in the Waples Mercantile Building will be part of the celebration so they can introduce themselves to the community. Tickets are $25. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    4:00pm
  • Benefit Concert: Leroy Bell and His Only Friends will headline an annual benefit concert to help raise funds for Toys for Tots from 4-10pm at Sedro-Woolley's Eagle Haven Winery, 8243 Sims Rd. The Highway 9 Band will open the show, and there'll be food, fine wine, raffle prizes and a live auction. Tickets start at $25. http://www.brownpapertickets.com
    4:00pm
  • Chris Eger Band: Food vendors, local craft beer and music by the Chris Eger Band will be part of a fundraising event for the Rick Epting Foundation's "Summer Festival and Silent Auction" starting at 5pm at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 4th St. Tickets will be $15 at the door. http://www.rickeptingfoundation.org
    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
  • Winery Concert: Bellingham's premier cover band, R Factor 5, performs at 6pm at Vartanyan Estate Winery, 1628 Huntley Rd. Expect to hear songs "on the mellow side" from the 1970s-1990s. Entry to the 21-and-over event is $7; feel free to bring lawn chairs and a picnic. http://www.vewinery.com
    6:00pm
  • Grange Music: Listen to the a cappella sounds of Valley Voices and the gospel tunes of Bellingham Blend and the Elation Quartet at a 7pm concert at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy. Suggested donation is $10. (360) 592-0144
    7:00pm

 

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