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Week of Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Sunday, August 2, 2015 (24 events)

  • Movement Graffiti: New dance works by choreographers Nolan Hoppe-Leonard, Tara Reiter, Eli Madsen, Cassandra Howlet, and Artistic Director Nolan Dennett can be seen at "Movement Graffiti: Dance Theater" performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Western Washington University's Viking Union Multipurpose Room. Entry to see the impressionistic works is $6-$10. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Three Times a Bridesmaid: The world premiere or Three Times a Bridesmaid continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The original play by ACT's Willow McLaughlin focuses on the dilemma of an engaged woman as she recounts the many trials, tribulations and farcical tragedies in weddings she has participated in. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Aug. 15. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Marrowstone Music Festival: Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes, and professional performances for the public will be part of the 72nd annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place from July 26-Aug. 9 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty. Public concerts take place July 30 and Aug. 1, 2, 6, 8 and 9. Prices vary. http://www.marrowstone.org
    8:00am
  • MBT Summer Rep: Joe Dipietro's The Last Romance, Neil Simon's Jakes's Women, and Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, continue this week at showings at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, 3pm Sunday, and 7:30pm Tuesday as part of the MBT Summer Rep at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $25. The plays show in repertory through Aug. 9. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    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
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Mount Baker Blues Festival: Midlife Crisis and the Alimony Horns, Popa Chubby, the Naughty Blokes, the Fat Tones, Scott Holt, Hundred Seventy Split, Foghat, Nick Vigarino, Junkyard Jane, and Ana Popovic will be among the talent performing at the 20th annual Mount Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival taking place Friday through Sunday at the Deming Log Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd. Day passes are $65-$70; a weekend pass is $135 (includes camping and showers). http://www.bakerblues.com
    4:00pm
  • Studio Swap Meet: Allied Arts of Whatcom County will host a "Studio Sweep" from 9am-4pm Friday through Sunday at the old location of Dakota Arts, 1415 Cornwall Ave. The swap meet is open to all and gives artists an opportunity to clean out their excess paint brushes, canvas, pottery supplies, easels, drawing materials, textiles, beads, tools, studio seconds, prints, fine art pieces, musical instruments, costumes, etc. Entry to pay for booth spaces is $35 after July 29 ($20-$30 before then). http://www.alliedarts.org
    9:00am
  • 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
  • Amuze Cabaret Auditions: High-quality performers in various genres are encouraged to attend auditions for an upcoming "Amuze Cabaret" at 3pm Saturday and 6:30pm Sunday at the Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce St. The interactive dinner theater and variety show takes place starting Sept. 11. (360) 540-0091 or http://www.conwaymuse.com
    3:00pm
  • Rollback Weekend: The inaugural "Rollback Weekend" takes place from 10am-7pm Saturday and Sunday along Birch Bay Drive. A classic car show, live music, vendors, food and more will be part of the weekend's festivities. The event is a throwback to the old day in Birch Bay, when cruising the drive was the thing to do. Entry is free (it's $10 to register your car). http://www.birchbaychamber.com
    10:00am
  • Point Roberts Arts & Music Fest: A marketplace featuring local handmade arts and crafts, diverse musical and dance performances, a kid's zone, food, a silent auction and raffle and much more will be part of the 20th annual "Point Roberts Arts & Music Festival: Blast from the Past" from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday in Point Roberts at Lighthouse Marine Park, 811 Marine Dr. Entry is free. http://www.pointrobertsartsandmusicfestival.com
    10:00am
  • Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival: The Coupeville Arts & Craft Festival takes place from 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday in Coupeville on Whidbey Island. The juried show features both regional artists and those from around the country. In addition to the art, there'll be live music, activities for kids, wine and beer gardens, and more. Entry is free. http://www.coupevillefestival.com
    10:00am
  • Drayton Harbor Days: Ferry rides, model boat displays, activities for kids, a "Run to the Border," a raft race, a pirate costume contest, food-related events, steam boat displays, arts and crafts, a farmers market, a pet contest, and more will be part of "Drayton Harbor Days" taking place Saturday and Sunday at the Blaine Harbor Boating Center (235 Marine Dr.) and beyond. Entry is free. http://www.blainechamber.com
    8:00am
  • FAIRHAVEN RIDE: Meet up with folks from Fairhaven Bike & Ski for a weekly race-pace ride at 8am at the Fairhaven Village Green. 733-4433 or http://www.fairhavenbike.com
    8:00am
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the 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 rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:00am
  • Scott Paul Trail Hike: Join members of the Mount Baker Club for an eight-mile hike on Scott Paul Trail today. Meet at 8am at Sunnyland Elementary to carpool, or at 8:30am at the Sedro-Woolley Food Pavilion. http://www.mountbakerclub.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
  • Bellingham Youth Triathlon: Kids can swim, bike and run at the Bellingham Youth Triathlon starting at 9am at the Civic Field Complex, 1355 Civic Field Way. Entry is $20-$25; there will be three age divisions. http://www.cob.org
    9:00am
  • Community Food Co-op’s Community Party: The Community Food Co-op hosts its 18th annual Community Party from 12-5pm at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. The day will be chock-full of fun with top-notch, family-friendly entertainment, live music, a parade, creative activities, and delicious local food. Entry is free. Vegetarian burritos, Acme Ice Cream, and organic goods from Electric Beet Juice Co. will be available for purchase. 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    12:00pm
  • Swing Connection: The Bellingham-based big band known as Swing Connection performs a mix of contemporary swing arrangements and classics from the Golden Era of swing from 2-4pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Dance along, or just sit and listen. Entry is by donation. http://www.swingconnection.org
    2:00pm
  • International Concert Series: Listen to the music of the Ecuadorean Andes mountains when Quichua Mashis performs as part of an annual International Concert Series at 2pm at Blaine's Peace Arch Park. The free series continues every Sunday through Aug. 23. http://www.peacearchpark.org
    2:00pm
  • Woodstock Farm Concert: Rivertalk will perform at a concert taking place today at Chuckanut Drive's Woodstock Farm (bicycle or walk in from the North Chuckanut Trailhead; shuttles will also run continuously from Fairhaven Middle School). There'll be games, food, tours and display from 2:30-5:30pm, and the band will play from 3-5pm. Entry is free. http://www.cob.org
    2:30pm
  • Ben Thomas Trio: Tango will take center stage when Seattle's Ben Thomas Trio performs at a tango concert and dance starting at 5:30pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. Tickets are $17 and include an introductory tango lesson, appetizers, beverages and more. http://www.jazzproject.org or www.tangolife.biz
    5:30pm

Monday, August 3, 2015 (10 events)

  • Jungle Book Theatre Camp: Area youth can join professional actors from the Missoula Children's Theatre for "The Jungle Book Theatre Camp" happening Monday through Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tuition is $185. Performances of The Jungle Book take place at 3pm and 7pm Sat., July 8. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    10:00am
  • Marrowstone Music Festival: Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes, and professional performances for the public will be part of the 72nd annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place from July 26-Aug. 9 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty. Public concerts take place July 30 and Aug. 1, 2, 6, 8 and 9. Prices vary. http://www.marrowstone.org
    8:00am
  • MBT Summer Rep: Joe Dipietro's The Last Romance, Neil Simon's Jakes's Women, and Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, continue this week at showings at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, 3pm Sunday, and 7:30pm Tuesday as part of the MBT Summer Rep at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $25. The plays show in repertory through Aug. 9. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    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
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • YA Read!: All readers of teen literature are invited to attend a YA Read! book discussion group at 6pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Cassandra Clare's City of Bones will be the topic of today's meeting. 778-7231
    6:00pm
  • General Lit Book Group: Denise Keirnan's The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II will be the focus of a General Literature Book Group meeting at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The group meets on the first Monday of each month, and is open to all. Authors do not attend. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • 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 4, 2015 (8 events)

  • Jungle Book Theatre Camp: Area youth can join professional actors from the Missoula Children's Theatre for "The Jungle Book Theatre Camp" happening Monday through Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tuition is $185. Performances of The Jungle Book take place at 3pm and 7pm Sat., July 8. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    10:00am
  • Marrowstone Music Festival: Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes, and professional performances for the public will be part of the 72nd annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place from July 26-Aug. 9 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty. Public concerts take place July 30 and Aug. 1, 2, 6, 8 and 9. Prices vary. http://www.marrowstone.org
    8:00am
  • MBT Summer Rep: Joe Dipietro's The Last Romance, Neil Simon's Jakes's Women, and Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, continue this week at showings at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, 3pm Sunday, and 7:30pm Tuesday as part of the MBT Summer Rep at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $25. The plays show in repertory through Aug. 9. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    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
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • All-Paces Run: Staffers and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes—by the water or through the woods. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • 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 5, 2015 (23 events)

  • Jungle Book Theatre Camp: Area youth can join professional actors from the Missoula Children's Theatre for "The Jungle Book Theatre Camp" happening Monday through Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tuition is $185. Performances of The Jungle Book take place at 3pm and 7pm Sat., July 8. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    10:00am
  • Commedia on the Lawn: Well-known stock characters—tricky servants, young lovers, foolish old men, etc.—will make appearances at "Commedia on the Lawn" performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday on the lawn in front of Western Washington University's Old Main. The highly physicalized, masked comic performance originating from the Italian renaissance is free. The event is part of WWU's Summer Theatre programs, which continue through the month. http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu/theatredance
    7:30pm
  • Marrowstone Music Festival: Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes, and professional performances for the public will be part of the 72nd annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place from July 26-Aug. 9 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty. Public concerts take place July 30 and Aug. 1, 2, 6, 8 and 9. Prices vary. http://www.marrowstone.org
    8:00am
  • MBT Summer Rep: Joe Dipietro's The Last Romance, Neil Simon's Jakes's Women, and Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, continue this week at showings at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, 3pm Sunday, and 7:30pm Tuesday as part of the MBT Summer Rep at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $25. The plays show in repertory through Aug. 9. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    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
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • MBT Summer Rep: Performances of Joe Dipietro's The Last Romance, Neil Simon's Jakes's Women, and Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, conclude this week at showings at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 3pm Sunday as part of the MBT Summer Rep at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    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
  • Genealogy Assistance: A volunteer from the Whatcom Genealogy Society will be on hand to offer "Genealogy Assistance" from 10am-2pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Entry is free. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    10:00am
  • Backpack Drive: The Opportunity Council will host a Backpack Drive from 10am-7pm at the agency's office at 1111 Cornwall Avenue, and at a second donation drop-off site at the parking lot at the Meridian Walmart, 4420 Meridian St. All businesses, organizations and individuals in Whatcom County are invited to contribute backpacks and financial donations to help children start school prepared and excited to learn. Backpacks go directly to low-income elementary and high school students to ensure they are fully http://www.oppco.org
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Summer Reading Celebration: Kids in grades K-5 are invited to celebrate their reading success at a Summer Reading Celebration from 2-3pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Ice cream, games and water balloons will be part of the free fun. http://www.wcls.org
    2:00pm
  • 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
  • Green Drinks: Join likeminded environmentally aware citizens—as well as RE Sources and the City of Bellingham—for the monthly networking event known Green Drinks from 5-7pm at the Maritime Heritage Pavilion, 514 W. Holly St. 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
  • 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
  • Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes: Food preservation specialist Susy Hymas of Daylight Harvest Foods leads a "Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes" demo and presentation focused on preserving tomatoes from 6:30-8pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $19. 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:30pm
  • Brewers Cruise: Sample liquid goods from Boundary Bay Brewery, Port Townsend Brewing, and Scuttlebutt 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
  • Community Hymn Sing: All are invited to a Community Hymn Sing and Ice Cream Social starting at 7pm at Lynden's First Christian Reformed Church, 1010 Front St. Special music will also be provided by the Moore Family Fiddlers. Entry is by donation. (360) 318-1723
    7:00pm
  • Dear Daughter: Los Angeles-based author Elizabeth Little reads from her debut novel, Dear Daughter, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The mystery focuses on a former "It Girl" who has spent a decade in prison for murdering her mother. As she works to uncover the real killer, surprises mount. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Park Poetry: Performance poets Kevin Murphy and Matthew Brouwer will share their talents at a "Performance Poetry in the Park" event at 7pm at the amphitheater at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. At the free event, the wordsmiths will be accompanied by guitar, drum, sax and wind chimes. The event is a precursor to Word on the Street, a weekly writing group providing a creative outlet for those experiencing homelessness or difficult periods of transition. 778-7000
    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, August 6, 2015 (21 events)

  • Jungle Book Theatre Camp: Area youth can join professional actors from the Missoula Children's Theatre for "The Jungle Book Theatre Camp" happening Monday through Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tuition is $185. Performances of The Jungle Book take place at 3pm and 7pm Sat., July 8. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    10:00am
  • Commedia on the Lawn: Well-known stock characters—tricky servants, young lovers, foolish old men, etc.—will make appearances at "Commedia on the Lawn" performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday on the lawn in front of Western Washington University's Old Main. The highly physicalized, masked comic performance originating from the Italian renaissance is free. The event is part of WWU's Summer Theatre programs, which continue through the month. http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu/theatredance
    7:30pm
  • Office Hours: Local playwright Brian Toews' Office Hours concludes this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play is inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Medea, and tells the story of the personal and professional fall of a distinguished English professor at a prestigious liberal arts university. Tickets are $10-$12 and additional showings take place Aug. 6-8. P.S. Due to adult language, viewer discretion is advised. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Shakespeare Northwest: Audiences can view Shakespeare Northwest's version of The Noble Kinsmen, a comedic tale about two cousins who are vying for the affection of the same maiden, at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. Romeo & Juliet shows at 7pm Friday and 4pm Sunday. Tickets are $10-$12. Performances of the two plays continue through Aug. 15. http://www.shakesnw.org
    7:00pm
  • Three Times a Bridesmaid: The world premiere of Three Times a Bridesmaid continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The original play by ACT's Willow McLaughlin focuses on the dilemma of an engaged woman as she recounts the many trials, tribulations and farcical tragedies in weddings she has participated in. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Aug. 15. http://www.acttheatre.com
    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
  • MBT Summer Rep: Performances of Joe Dipietro's The Last Romance, Neil Simon's Jakes's Women, and Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, conclude this week at showings at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 3pm Sunday as part of the MBT Summer Rep at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    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
  • Pioneer Picnic: The 111th annual Skagit County Pioneer Association Picnic and Meeting begins at 11:15am at La Conner's Pioneer Park (near the Rainbow Bridge). For $12, registered "pioneers" will receive a colorful ribbon, program, historian’s memorial pamphlet and ticket for a complete barbecue salmon dinner. Live music, a brief meeting, genealogical help and an awards ceremony will be part of the festivities. http://www.skagitcounty.net
    11:15am
  • 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
  • First Thursday Art Walk: The monthly Skagit Valley Art Escape continues with a First Thursday Art Walk taking place from 5-8pm throughout downtown Mount Vernon. Peruse works by area artists and enjoy wine, chocolates, dinner and more at your favorite locales. http://www.mountvernonchamber.com
    5:00pm
  • Blues and Brews: Gin Creek will perform at a "Blues, Brews & BBQ" summer concert series taking place from 5-9pm every Thursday through Aug. 27 on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. The free event features a variety of live music, local beer and a delicious barbecue menu. http://www.hotelbellwether.com
    5:00pm
  • Elizabeth Park Concert Series: Hear the gypsy jazz and swing sounds of Nuages when they perform from 6-8pm in Bellingham's Columbia Neighborhood at Elizabeth Park. The free, family friendly summer concert series features live music every Thursday through Aug. 27. http://www.cob.org
    6:00pm
  • Riverwalk Concert Series: The Stilly River Band performs as part of a Riverwalk Summer Concert Series from 6-8pm at Riverwalk Park in historic downtown Mount Vernon. The free concerts will be held every Thursday through Aug. 27. http://www.mountvernonchamber.com
    6:00pm
  • History Cruise: Whatcom Museum's "Sunset History Cruise" 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; additional cruises take place Thursdays through Aug. 27. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    6:00pm
  • First Thursday Reception: Attend an opening reception for a Late Summer Juried Exhibit from 6-8pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Solo exhibit openings with Steve Cousens and Norman Rile, weaving instructors from the Association of Northwest Weavers Guild, music by Andy Koch and more will be part of the fun. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:00pm
  • Garden Tunes: Pan flute practitioners Dick Bosch and Stuart Tjoelker perform a collection of spiritual and classical music at 7pm at Glen Echo Carden, 4390 Y Rd. Admission at the gate will be $10 per person or $20 per family. http://www.glenechogarden.com
    7:00pm
  • Orchard House: Award-winning author Tara Austen Weaver reads from her memoir, Orchard House: How a Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome "explores the nourishing, complicated, and sometimes painful facets of the mother-daughter bond, set in the most surprising of places—an overgrown backyard garden." 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 7, 2015 (30 events)

  • Jungle Book Theatre Camp: Area youth can join professional actors from the Missoula Children's Theatre for "The Jungle Book Theatre Camp" happening Monday through Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tuition is $185. Performances of The Jungle Book take place at 3pm and 7pm Sat., July 8. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    10:00am
  • Commedia on the Lawn: Well-known stock characters—tricky servants, young lovers, foolish old men, etc.—will make appearances at "Commedia on the Lawn" performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday on the lawn in front of Western Washington University's Old Main. The highly physicalized, masked comic performance originating from the Italian renaissance is free. The event is part of WWU's Summer Theatre programs, which continue through the month. http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu/theatredance
    7:30pm
  • Office Hours: Local playwright Brian Toews' Office Hours concludes this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play is inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Medea, and tells the story of the personal and professional fall of a distinguished English professor at a prestigious liberal arts university. Tickets are $10-$12 and additional showings take place Aug. 6-8. P.S. Due to adult language, viewer discretion is advised. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Shakespeare Northwest: Audiences can view Shakespeare Northwest's version of The Noble Kinsmen, a comedic tale about two cousins who are vying for the affection of the same maiden, at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. Romeo & Juliet shows at 7pm Friday and 4pm Sunday. Tickets are $10-$12. Performances of the two plays continue through Aug. 15. http://www.shakesnw.org
    7:00pm
  • Three Times a Bridesmaid: The world premiere of Three Times a Bridesmaid continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The original play by ACT's Willow McLaughlin focuses on the dilemma of an engaged woman as she recounts the many trials, tribulations and farcical tragedies in weddings she has participated in. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Aug. 15. http://www.acttheatre.com
    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
  • MBT Summer Rep: Performances of Joe Dipietro's The Last Romance, Neil Simon's Jakes's Women, and Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, conclude this week at showings at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 3pm Sunday as part of the MBT Summer Rep at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    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
  • 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
  • Haynie Opry: Seattle-based bluegrass band Pickled Okra will headline a Haynie Opry concert at 7pm Friday at Blaine's Haynie Grange, 3344 Haynie Rd. At 7pm Saturday, the Hank Williams Tribute Show will return to the stage. Tickets are $10 per show. A 3pm Country Gospel Matinee happens Saturday. Entry is $5. (360) 366-3321
    7:00pm
  • 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 annual "Sin & Gin Tours" 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. Tours take place weekends through Aug. 29. http://www.thebureaubellingham.com
    7:00pm
  • Book Sale: Books for all ages and interests, movies, audio books and music CDs can be found at a Lynden Friends Book Sale from 10am-5pm Friday and 10am-4:30pm Saturday at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Starting at 12:30pm Saturday, it'll be $3 per bag. http://www.wcls.org
    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
  • Anacortes Arts Festival: The 54th annual Anacortes Arts Festival takes place from 10am-8pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday throughout the city's downtown core. The free, family-friendly event features 280 street artisans, a fine arts show with a nationally recognized juror, three music stages, beer and wine gardens, food, activities for kids and much, much more. http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
    10:00am
  • Art at the Depot: Join Skagit Artists Together and local poets Judy Kleinberg, Nancy Pagh, Brian Strickland and more, during the weekend of the Anacortes Arts Festival as part of the "Art at the Depot" exhibit from 10am-9pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday at the Depot Gallery, 611 R Ave. Entry is free. http://www.skagitartiststogether.com
    10:00am
  • Love Calls Tour: Kimberly Braun will hold free talks and signings related to her Love Calls book from 7-9pm Friday at Unity Church of Bellingham (1096 Telegraph Rd.), 2:30-6:30pm Saturday at Village Books (1200 11th St.), and 9:30-10:30am Sunday at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew St. Join the former Carmelite nun, minister and speaker as part of her "Call to Compassion" tour; bring your own stories of compassion, or come just to listen. http://www.kimberlybraun.com
    7:00pm
  • Music at Maritime: Violinist and storyteller Swil Kanim performs at a "Music at Maritime" gathering taking place from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. The series continues Fridays through Sept. 4. 778-7000 or http://www.cob.org
    11:30am
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Door Art Throwdown: Up to 10 teams of artists will create murals on repurposed doors in two hours as part of Allied Arts' annual "Door Art Throwdown" taking place 5-8pm on the sidewalks of the 1400 block of Cornwall Avenue. Art Walk participants will be able to watch the artists work and vote on which team they liked best by “tipping” their team of choice; the doors will be sold that evening through a silent auction. Entry to compete is $25 per team. http://www.alliedarts.org
    5:00pm
  • Burlington Summer Nights: Visit "Burlington Summer Nights" from 5-9pm at the Burlington Visitor Center, 520 E. Fairhaven Ave. The event kicks off with an open-air market featuring local vendors and artisans and continues with music by Mo Trouble. Entry is free; additional gatherings happen Fridays through August. http://www.burlington-chamber.com
    5:00pm
  • Bingo Blitz: Those ages 21 and over can attend a fundraising "Bingo Blitz" starting at 5:30pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Entry is $15 at the door and includes bingo sheets for all eight regular games, snacks and more. 733-4030
    5:30pm
  • Farm Tunes: Knut Bell 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
  • Gallery Walk: The Scott Milo Gallery, Burton Jewelers, Classic Style & Co, H20, the Depot Gallery, the Majestic Inn and Spa, and the Anacortes Arts Festival at the Port will be among those taking part in the monthly First Friday Gallery Walk from 6-9pm in downtown Anacortes. The event happens in conjunction with the opening night of the Anacortes Arts Festival. Entry is free. http://www.anacortesart.com
    6:00pm
  • Art Walk: The Hatch space, Allied Arts, Whatcom Museum, Rock and Rye Oyster House, Creative Openings, Bay Street Studio Artists, the Bureau of Historical Investigation, Casa Que Pasa, Dakota Art Store, Fourth Corner Frames, Honey Salon, Creekside Building Artists, the Leopold, Pickford Art Studios, the Racket, and more will open their doors as part of the monthly Art Walk taking place from 6-10pm throughout downtown Bellingham. Entry is free. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Downtown Upcycle Throwdown: Ragfinery presents its inaugural "Downtown Upcycle Throwdown" from 6-10pm at the new HATCH space, 1302 Commercial St. The innovative art project will feature the works of more than 20 art upcyclers who have sewed, glued spackled and glittered recycled and donated fabric, clothing and household goods to create their unique art submissions. The free event will include an artists meet-and-greet, a People's Choice contest and a juried contest, live music, cold beverages and lots of sweet surprises. http://www.ragfinery.com
    6:00pm
  • 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
  • The Flicker Men: Ed Kosmatka reads from his new book of fiction, The Flicker Men, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The story focuses on a washed-out scientist whose new discovery may change the world. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Bat Night: Join Wild Whatcom Walks for a return of "Family Field Trip: Bat Night" from 7:30-9pm at Ferndale's Hovander Homestead Park. In addition to checking in on the baby bats' progress, kids and adults can make a model of a bat wing and find out the facts that may dispel myths about the flying mammal. Entry is $8-$12 (children 3 and under are free). Please register in advance. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    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

Saturday, August 8, 2015 (41 events)

  • Jungle Book Theatre Camp: Area youth can join professional actors from the Missoula Children's Theatre for "The Jungle Book Theatre Camp" happening Monday through Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tuition is $185. Performances of The Jungle Book take place at 3pm and 7pm Sat., July 8. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    10:00am
  • Commedia on the Lawn: Well-known stock characters—tricky servants, young lovers, foolish old men, etc.—will make appearances at "Commedia on the Lawn" performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday on the lawn in front of Western Washington University's Old Main. The highly physicalized, masked comic performance originating from the Italian renaissance is free. The event is part of WWU's Summer Theatre programs, which continue through the month. http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu/theatredance
    7:30pm
  • Office Hours: Local playwright Brian Toews' Office Hours concludes this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play is inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Medea, and tells the story of the personal and professional fall of a distinguished English professor at a prestigious liberal arts university. Tickets are $10-$12 and additional showings take place Aug. 6-8. P.S. Due to adult language, viewer discretion is advised. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Shakespeare Northwest: Audiences can view Shakespeare Northwest's version of The Noble Kinsmen, a comedic tale about two cousins who are vying for the affection of the same maiden, at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. Romeo & Juliet shows at 7pm Friday and 4pm Sunday. Tickets are $10-$12. Performances of the two plays continue through Aug. 15. http://www.shakesnw.org
    7:00pm
  • Three Times a Bridesmaid: The world premiere of Three Times a Bridesmaid continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The original play by ACT's Willow McLaughlin focuses on the dilemma of an engaged woman as she recounts the many trials, tribulations and farcical tragedies in weddings she has participated in. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Aug. 15. http://www.acttheatre.com
    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
  • MBT Summer Rep: Performances of Joe Dipietro's The Last Romance, Neil Simon's Jakes's Women, and Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, conclude this week at showings at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 3pm Sunday as part of the MBT Summer Rep at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    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
  • 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
  • Haynie Opry: Seattle-based bluegrass band Pickled Okra will headline a Haynie Opry concert at 7pm Friday at Blaine's Haynie Grange, 3344 Haynie Rd. At 7pm Saturday, the Hank Williams Tribute Show will return to the stage. Tickets are $10 per show. A 3pm Country Gospel Matinee happens Saturday. Entry is $5. (360) 366-3321
    7:00pm
  • 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 annual "Sin & Gin Tours" 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. Tours take place weekends through Aug. 29. http://www.thebureaubellingham.com
    7:00pm
  • Book Sale: Books for all ages and interests, movies, audio books and music CDs can be found at a Lynden Friends Book Sale from 10am-5pm Friday and 10am-4:30pm Saturday at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Starting at 12:30pm Saturday, it'll be $3 per bag. http://www.wcls.org
    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
  • Anacortes Arts Festival: The 54th annual Anacortes Arts Festival takes place from 10am-8pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday throughout the city's downtown core. The free, family-friendly event features 280 street artisans, a fine arts show with a nationally recognized juror, three music stages, beer and wine gardens, food, activities for kids and much, much more. http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
    10:00am
  • Art at the Depot: Join Skagit Artists Together and local poets Judy Kleinberg, Nancy Pagh, Brian Strickland and more, during the weekend of the Anacortes Arts Festival as part of the "Art at the Depot" exhibit from 10am-9pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday at the Depot Gallery, 611 R Ave. Entry is free. http://www.skagitartiststogether.com
    10:00am
  • Love Calls Tour: Kimberly Braun will hold free talks and signings related to her Love Calls book from 7-9pm Friday at Unity Church of Bellingham (1096 Telegraph Rd.), 2:30-6:30pm Saturday at Village Books (1200 11th St.), and 9:30-10:30am Sunday at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew St. Join the former Carmelite nun, minister and speaker as part of her "Call to Compassion" tour; bring your own stories of compassion, or come just to listen. http://www.kimberlybraun.com
    7:00pm
  • Fairhaven Walking Club: Whether you’re looking to improve or compete, all are welcome at the weekly Fairhaven Walking Club led by Cindy Paffumi starting at 8am at various locations in Fairhaven. Walk routes and meeting places change from week to week. All paces are welcome. 676-4955 or 319-3350
    8:00am
  • Run for LIFE: Follow scenic seven-mile or 14-mile routes as part of the "Run for L.I.F.E." event taking place from 8:30am-2pm on Lummi Island. Entry is $10-$55; funds raised benefit the Lummi Island Foundation for Education—a nonprofit committed to sustaining and enhancing eduction at the Beach School and for children on the island. http://www.beachschoolfoundation.org
    8:30am
  • Yoga for Gardeners: Jeanell Innerarity of Dream Bold Body Works leads a "Yoga for Gardeners" workshop at 9am at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Come experience relaxing and tension-releasing yoga in sitting and standing positions, so you too can find peace and harmony in your own inner garden. Register in advance for the free class. 676-5480 or http://www.garden-spot.com
    9:00am
  • Holiday Songfest: Attend the Bellingham Community Chorus' "Holiday Songfest in August" from 9-11:30am at Hillcrest Chapel, 1400 Larrabee Ave. The two-hour preview of the ensemble's fall music will give attendees an opportunity to sing holiday selections, meet members and find out more about the chorus. Entry is by donation. (360) 595-0934
    9:00am
  • Miles for Memories: Take to the streets to raise funds to support the Alzheimer Society of Washington's services, education and outreach at the 16th annual "Miles for Memories" Walk/Run starting at 9am at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th ST. Music, refreshments, awards and prizes will follow the run. Entry is $30. http://www.alzsociety.org
    9:00am
  • Whatcom Dream 5K: The annual "Whatcom Dream 5K begins at 9am at Bellingham's Roosevelt Park (on Verona Street, south of Alabama Street). Entry is $12 for kids and $25 for adults; proceeds benefit the nonprofit, whose mission is to lower the poverty rate in Whatcom County. http://www.thewhatcomdream.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
  • 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
  • Sumas Book Club: Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins will be the focus of a Sumas Book Club discussion at 10am at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. The group is open to all adults and meets on the second Saturday of every month. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • Community Meal: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread and more will be on the menu at a bimonthly Community Meal taking place from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Per usual, entry is free and open to all. 714-9029
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Custer Days: A parade, craft booth vendors, a car show, face painting, food, monster truck rides, live music, a street dance, a beer garden, karaoke and much more will be part of the hometown celebration known as "Custer Days" from 10am-1am in downtown Custer. Entry is free. http://www.custerdays.com
    10:00am
  • Women Climbing Mountains: Author and historian Janet Oakley focuses on "Women Climbing Mountains in Skirts: How Early Hiking Clubs Shaped the Future of Our Public Lands" at a 1pm presentation at the Heather Meadows Visitors Center, located on milepost 56 on the Mt. Baker Hwy Entry is free. http://www.fs.usda.gov
    1:00pm
  • Mary Barr Signing: Local author Mary Barr will be signing her books—including The Trouble with Filly Tucker, The Apple, The Hedge Cat and more—at 1pm at Barnes & Noble, 4099 Meridian St. 647-7018 or http://www.barnesandnoble.com
    1:00pm
  • This Old House: Listen to or tell stories about old homes in Point Roberts—either yours or someone's else's—at a "This Old House" gathering at 2pm at Point Roberts Community Center, 1487 Gulf Rd. See or bring photos and memorabilia about a different home every Saturday through Aug. 29. (360) 945-6545
    2:00pm
  • Popeye’s Picnic: Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Sweet Pea will make appearances when Welcome Marionettes presents a showing of Popeye's Picnic at 3pm at the Point Roberts Library, 1437 Gulf Rd. The free showing is appropriate for kids age 4-11. (360) 945-6545
    3:00pm
  • The Jungle Book: Ever been abandoned in the jungle, adopted by wolves, taught by a bear, befriended by a panther and chased by a tiger? You can watch the action happen if you attend the Missoula Children’s Theatre musical adaptation of The Jungle Book at 3pm and 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Area youth who have been taking part in the weeklong camp will also be highlighted onstage. Tickets are $6-$10. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    3:00pm
  • The Threshold Project Opening: An opening reception for Christopher Morrison's "The Threshold Project" takes place at 4pm at the Western Gallery on the Western Washington University campus. The exhibit will feature Morrison’s handblown glass sculptures depicting the Artist Journey and exploring the concept of crossing the threshold. See the works through Aug. 29. Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.westerngallery.wwu.edu
    4:00pm
  • Skagit Brewfest: Dozens of local craft beers, local food trucks and music by Moongrass, Von Stomper, and Rabbit Wilde will be part of the Lincoln Theatre's 13th annual "Brewfest on the Skagit" taking place from 4-9pm at Mount Vernon's new Riverwalk Park. Tickets to the fundraiser are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate and include five tastes. Tickets are $15 for designated drivers. http://www.lincolntheatre.or
    4:00pm
  • Line Dancing Classes: Western Line Dancing classes are offered at 6pm (beginners) and 7pm (intermediates) every Friday night at Lynden’s Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is needed. Cost is $5 per class. 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • Focus on Nepal: Kathmandu's Kami Sherpa leads a presentation focusing on the earthquake aftermath in Nepal and gives an update on recovery efforts from the Nepalese perspective at 7pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Items from Nepal will also be for sale; proceeds will benefit recovery. http://www.wcls.org
    7:00pm
  • New Zealand Presentation: Experience primeval images and the sound of songbirds with Stuart Rich as he recounts his backpacking, bicycling and kayaking adventures at a "New Zealand: A World of Its Own" presentation at 7:30pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. Entry is fee. http://www.wcls.org
    7:30pm
  • Great Northwest Comedy Competition: Soul Joel Productions hosts the Great Northwest Comedy Competition at 8pm at the Underground, 211 E. Chestnut St. Comedians from Bellingham, Seattle, and Vancouver, BC will vie for the prize—the winning comedian will be awarded an all-expenses-paid trip for a weekend on the East Coast for two shows. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. http://www.sjpcomedynightout.com
    8:00pm
  • Outdoor Movie: Attend a free outdoor showing of the animated film UP tonight at Ferndale's Pioneer Park. Gates open at 8pm and the movie will start at dusk. Bring blankets and chairs along; free balloons and hotdogs will be part of the fun, and one of the historical houses in the park will be decorated like the one in the movie. http://www.ferndale-chamber.com
    8:00pm
  • Belly Dance Show: Katy Houseman, Samantha Riggs, Maggie Rose, Anyelle, Lillia, Bastet Baladi, and Raqs Zahia will be among the performers taking part in "Dom Tek: A Belly Dance Show" at 8:30pm at Honey Moon, 1053 N. State St. (in the alley). Live music by Anton's Middle Eastern Band and special guest Dahlia Moon will also be part of the show. Entry is free; tipping is encouraged. http://www.honeymoonmeads.com
    8:30pm

 

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