Week of July 17, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016   25 events

  • All Day   Run for the border 2016
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, and Pericles are currently showing in repertory as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions will run through Sept. 24. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • All Day   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.
    Community Boating Center :: www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day   Kids' Craft Fairs
    Peruse homemade crafts and treats made by are youth at a Kids' Craft Fair happening from 2-4pm July 13 at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. There will be similar events from 2-4pm July 14 at the Lynden Library (216 4th St.); 10:30am-12:30pm July 19 at the Everson Library (104 Kirsch Dr.); and 10:30am-12:30pm Wed., July 20 at the South Whatcom Library in Sudden Valley (10 Barn View Ct.).
    Whatcom County :: www.wcls.org
  • All Day   Skagit Tours
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. "Newhalem at Night" walking tours are free; boat tours and other tours are $12-$40.
    www.skagittours.com
  • Ends 9:30pm   Bellingham Festival of Music
    The Bellingham Festival of Music concludes this week with performances featuring pieces by Mussorgsky, Mendelssohn, and Mahler at 7:30pm Wednesday and highlighted works by Mozart 7:30pm Sunday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Tickets to the world-renowned annual classical music festival are $12-$45. A free concert featuring musicians from the festival takes place at 12pm Friday at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St.
    Performing Arts Center :: www.bellinghamfestival.org
  • Ends 6:00pm   Skagit Artists Together Studio Tour
    Twenty-five artists will show and sell their work at 11 venues as part of Skagit Artists Together's 13th annual Studio Tour from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Skagit County. This self-guided driving tour takes you from the foothills to Fidalgo Island—offering a chance to go behind the scenes, meet the artists, explore their studios and learn more about their processes. Entry is free.
    Skagit County Historical Museum :: www.skagitart.com
  • Ends 6:00pm   The scene in Skagit
  • Ends 6:00pm   Plover Rides
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays and 10am-6pm Sundays 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.
    Blaine Harbor :: www.draytonharbormaritime.org
  • Ends 6:00pm   Shakespeare Northwest
    Familial strife, an impending war with Rome, a villainous Italian, rugged mountaineers and hilarious hijinks will make appearances when William Shakespeare's Cymbeline continues Shakespeare Northwest's annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival with performances at 7pm Friday and 4pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. At 7pm Saturday, attend a showing of The Merchant of Vegas, which sets the Bard’s classic tale of love and money in a town that’s known to love its money—Las Vegas, baby! Tickets are $10-$13. The plays will show in repertory through Aug. 13.
    Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater :: www.shakesnw.org
  • Ends 5:00pm   Lavender Festival
    Attend the 15th annual San Juan Island Lavender Festival from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Friday Harbor's Pelindaba Lavender Farm, 33 Hawthorne Lane. Tours, workshops and demos, lavender crafts, u-pick lavender, activities for kids, music, food, art and much more will be part of the festivities. Entry is free.
    Pelindaba Lavender Farm :: www.pelindabalavender.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am   Community Breakfast
    Omelets, made-to-order eggs, hash browns, pancakes and more can be had at a monthly Community Breakfast from 8-11am in Sedro-Woolley at the American Legion Hall, 701 Murdock St. Entry is $5 for kids, $7 for adults.
    American Legion Hall :: www.sedro-woolley.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am   Rabbit Ride
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bicycle, 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.
    Fairhaven Bicycle :: www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm   NCI's 30th Anniversary Picnic
    Celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service and three decades of the North Cascades Institute at a 30th Anniversary Picnic taking place from 10am-3pm at NCI's Environmental Learning Center on the shores of Diablo Lake. The free event will include boat tours, naturalist-led hikes, a barbecue, live music, a chance to visit with staff, grads and board members, and more.
    Environmental Learning Center :: www.ncascades.org/picnic
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm   NCI's mountain sanctuary
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm   Skagit Picnic
    Attend a Skagit City School Picnic from 1-4pm on Mount Vernon's Fir Island at 17508 Moore Rd. Attendees can see the progress of the renovation of the historic school, learn more about the history of Skagit City, and more. Tickets are $20 and include picnic fare catered by Kelley's BBQ.
    Skagit City School :: (360) 466-3365 or ww.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm   Skulls and Skins
    Touch and learn about tortoise shells, wolf skins, deer antlers and more when the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife presents "Skulls and Skins" from 1-4pm at Ferndale's Tennant Lake at Hovander Park. The Interpretive Center will be open during the free event, as will the tower and boardwalk. All ages are welcome.
    Tennant Lake Interpretive Center :: www.df.wa.gov
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm   Fiddlin' Fox Summer Concert Series
    As part of July's "Fiddlin' Fox" music and dance series, Alma Villegas will share their Latin beats from 2-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Entry is free, and dance instruction will be provided. The series concludes with a concert and dance by Balkanarama on Sun., July 24.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: www.fairhaven.com
  • 3:00pm - 9:00pm   Common Threads Anniversary Party
    Attend a 10-year anniversary for Common Threads Farm from 3-9pm at Aslan Brewing Co., 1330 N. Forest St. The event celebrating the organization that connects young people with healthy food through hands-on, seed-to-table educational experiences will feature barbecue goods, games, live music and more. Suggested donation is $5.
    Aslan Brewing Co. :: www.commonthreadsfarm.org
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm   Crab Feed
    Join a monthly Wine & Supper Club for a Crab Feed/Clam Bake event from 4-7pm at Artifacts Cafe and Wine Bar, 250 Flora St. (inside Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building). The meal will be paired with seafood-friendly wine, live music and more. Entry is $75-$85; reservations are required.
    Artifacts Cafe and Wine Bar :: www.artifactswinebar.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Sunday Night Fusion
    A community partner dance dubbed "Sunday Night Fusion" takes place from 7-9pm every Sunday at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. The event explores "co-creative partner dance inspired by a variety of beautiful music." No experience is necessary. Entry is $5 at the door.
    Presence Studio :: www.presence-studio.com
  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm   Moon Walk
    Area women can join Wild Whatcom for the monthly 'Ladies Night Out: Moon of the Ripe Berries" excursion from 7:30-9:30pm in Whatcom County (locale will be revealed upon registration). Attendees can "explore the ripeness of summer and the full moon during this evening walk along the lakeshore, tasting several of our native berries along the way." Suggested donation is $12.
    Whatcom County :: www.wildwhatcom.org

Monday, July 18, 2016   13 events

  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, and Pericles are currently showing in repertory as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions will run through Sept. 24. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • All Day   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.
    Community Boating Center :: www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day   Kids' Craft Fairs
    Peruse homemade crafts and treats made by are youth at a Kids' Craft Fair happening from 2-4pm July 13 at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. There will be similar events from 2-4pm July 14 at the Lynden Library (216 4th St.); 10:30am-12:30pm July 19 at the Everson Library (104 Kirsch Dr.); and 10:30am-12:30pm Wed., July 20 at the South Whatcom Library in Sudden Valley (10 Barn View Ct.).
    Whatcom County :: www.wcls.org
  • Ends 5:00pm   Skagit Tours
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. "Newhalem at Night" walking tours are free; boat tours and other tours are $12-$40.
    www.skagittours.com
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm   Kids Can Cook
    Super sauces and ice-cold drinks will be featured at a "Kids Can Cook: Summer Specialties" class for youth ages 7-13 happening from 12-2pm Monday and Thursday at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $50.
    Community Food Co-op :: www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm   We Grow Market
    Stock up on organic fruit, veggies and flowers when the We Grow Market Stand—a vocational project for at-risk and homeless youth in our community—sells its wares from 3-5pm every Monday through September in front of Northwest Youth Services, 1020 N. State St.
    Northwest Youth Services :: www.nwys.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm   Camp Cooking
    Find out more about planning and preparation at a "Camp Cooking Basics for Backpackers" presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. To find out how to make your meals the hit of the trip, register in advance for the free primer.
    REI :: 647-8955 or www.rei.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Pig Memoir
    Alex Lockwood reads from The Pig in Thin Air at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome is "part family food memoir, part road trip, and part study of our encounters with animals. Making links between our food habits and environmental crises, the book challenges us to tackle climate change by developing deeper, more compassionate relationships with all animals, including ourselves."
    Village Books :: www.villagebooks.com
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm   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.
    Bellingham Public Library :: www.poetrynight.org
  • 9:30pm - 11:30pm   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.
    Green Frog :: www.acoustictavern.com

Tuesday, July 19, 2016   14 events

  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, and Pericles are currently showing in repertory as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions will run through Sept. 24. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • All Day   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.
    Community Boating Center :: www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day   Kids' Craft Fairs
    Peruse homemade crafts and treats made by are youth at a Kids' Craft Fair happening from 2-4pm July 13 at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. There will be similar events from 2-4pm July 14 at the Lynden Library (216 4th St.); 10:30am-12:30pm July 19 at the Everson Library (104 Kirsch Dr.); and 10:30am-12:30pm Wed., July 20 at the South Whatcom Library in Sudden Valley (10 Barn View Ct.).
    Whatcom County :: www.wcls.org
  • 10:00am - 11:00am   Parkinson's Dance Class
    Adrienne Wrightson will lead a Movement Class for people with Parkinson's disease, MS and other movement disorders at 10am at Inside Out Studio, 103 E. Holly St, suite #405. Entry is $10; participants can sign up for the remaining three classes or drop in on a space-available basis.
    Inside Out Studio :: www.insideoutbellingham.com
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm   Cooking Club
    Kids in grades 6-12 can take part in a "Cooking Club: Frozen Treats" gathering from 4-5:30pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Once there, they'll learn how to make the base for ice cream in a bag, fruit popsicles and ice cold lemonade. Entry is free.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm   Hops for Homes
    Attend "Hops for Homes" from 5-9pm at Wander Brewing, 1907 Dean Ave. Entry is free; a portion of all alcohol sales will be donated to Kulshan Community Land Trust, an organization that helps families buy affordable homes in Whatcom County.
    Wander Brewing :: www.kulshanclt.org
  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm   Summer Book Club
    Kids is grades 3-5 can attend today's Award Winning Summer Reading Book Club at 5pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. Book recommendations, refreshments and discussions about favorite books will be part of the free fun.
    Lummi Island Library :: (360) 758-7145
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm   History Sunset Cruise
    Join Whatcom Museum's 33rd annual "History Sunset Cruise" outings at 6:15pm leaving from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Historians Brian Griffin and Doug Starcher will take turns at the helm of the educational and picturesque excursions aboard San Juan Cruises' Victoria Star Tuesdays through Aug. 30. Their narrative of history, trivia and current events will give passengers a new understanding of the bay—and the city itself. Entry is $28-$35. Reservations are recommended.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm   Wave Run
    Staff 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. Tonight's "Catch the Wave" run will include a hula-hooping competition, tropical post-run mocktails and treats, Mizuno demos and more. Wear a Hawaiian shirt or other beach-like clothes and get an extra raffle ticket.
    Fairhaven Runners :: www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm   Books on Tap
    Deming Library staff will lead a lively discussion of Ursula K. LeGuin's Left Hand of Darkness at a "Books on Tap" meeting from 7-8:30pm at the North Fork Brewery, 6186 Mt. Baker Hwy. The mobile book club meets on the third Tuesday of the month.
    North Fork Brewery :: (360) 592-2422
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm   Skagit Folk dancers
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at 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.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: www.skagitfolkdancers.org

Wednesday, July 20, 2016   16 events

  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • Starts 6:00pm   Anacortes Summer Series
    The Port of Anacortes Summer Concerts series features the big band sounds of Jazz Underground from 6-8pm Wednesday at Seafarers Memorial Park, 601 Seafarers Way. From 6-8pm Friday, hear blues tunes by the Stacy Jones Band. Both concerts are free; the series continues with shows through Aug. 26.
    Seafarers Memorial Park :: www.portofanacortes.com
  • Ends 10:00pm   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, and Pericles are currently showing in repertory as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions will run through Sept. 24. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • Ends 9:00pm   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.
    Community Boating Center :: www.boatingcenter.org
  • Ends 12:30pm   Kids' Craft Fairs
    Peruse homemade crafts and treats made by are youth at a Kids' Craft Fair happening from 2-4pm July 13 at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. There will be similar events from 2-4pm July 14 at the Lynden Library (216 4th St.); 10:30am-12:30pm July 19 at the Everson Library (104 Kirsch Dr.); and 10:30am-12:30pm Wed., July 20 at the South Whatcom Library in Sudden Valley (10 Barn View Ct.).
    Whatcom County :: www.wcls.org
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm   Music at Noon
    Western Washington University will host its annual Summer Noon Concert Series with a performance by Amir Beso at 12pm at the outdoor plaza in front of the Performing Arts Center. The free series concludes with a show by Actionesse at 12pm Wed., July 27.
    Performing Arts Center :: (360) 650-2390
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm   Wednesday Market
    Attend the Wednesday Market from 12-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Approximately 25 vendors will offer fresh local produce, crafts, tasty treats and more every Wednesday through Sept. 30.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm   Peace and Songwriting
    Geof Morgan will focus on songwriting at the first of a series of Peace Arts Workshops taking place this summer from 1-3pm at the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center, 1220 Bay St. Registration is free and open to everyone age 10 and above. Please sign up in advance.
    Whatcom Peace and Justice Center :: www.whatcompjc.org
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm   Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market
    The Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market takes place from 3-7pm every Wednesday through Oct. 12 at the town's Hammer Heritage Square, 640 Metcalf St.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm   Downtown Sounds
    Fruition and Vaudeville Etiquette continue Downtown Bellingham Partnership's 13th annual "Downtown Sounds" concert series at 6pm at the intersection of Bay and Prospect streets—which will be closed to traffic and be full of food, vendors, a beer garden and family-friendly activities. The free shows continue with Rabbit Wilde and Heels to the Hardwood (July 27), and Lyrics Born and Mostafa's Super Group (Aug. 3).
    Bay Street Studios :: www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm   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.
    Skagit Running Company :: www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm   Luscious Lemons
    A yellow orb will be featured prominently in a variety of menu items when Cindy McKinney helms a "Luscious Lemons!" class from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm   Brewers Cruise
    Tonight's "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" will feature liquid fare from Boundary Bay Brewery, Pike Brewing Company, and Backwoods Brewing starting at 6:30pm at San Juan Cruises' dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $39. Other food-and-drink-related excursions include "UnWINEd on the Bay" on Thursdays and Chuckanut Cracked Crab Dinner Cruises.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: www.whales.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Poetry Jam Session
    Tess Gallagher and Lawrence Matsuda read from Boogie-Woogie Crisscross at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The poems in the collections developed via emails exchanged between the writers, and the resulting collaboration is a "poetry jam session where they trade and borrow images, and run riffs on each other’s poems in a responsive, competitive and lighthearted way."
    Village Books :: www.villagebooks.com

Thursday, July 21, 2016   23 events

  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • Starts 12:00pm   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, and Pericles are currently showing in repertory as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions will run through Sept. 24. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • Starts 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.
    Community Boating Center :: www.boatingcenter.org
  • Starts 10:00am   Skagit Tours
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. "Newhalem at Night" walking tours are free; boat tours and other tours are $12-$40.
    www.skagittours.com
  • Starts 7:00pm   Shakespeare NW
    Familial strife, an impending war with Rome, a villainous Italian, rugged mountaineers and hilarious hijinks will make appearances when William Shakespeare's Cymbeline continues Shakespeare Northwest's annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival with performances at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. At 7pm Friday and 4pm Sunday, attend showings of The Merchant of Vegas, which sets the Bard’s classic tale of love and money in a town that’s known to love its money—Las Vegas, baby! Tickets are $10-$13. The plays will show in repertory through Aug. 13.
    Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater :: www.shakesnw.org
  • Starts 7:00pm   Beauty & the Beast Jr.
    Showings of Beauty and the Beast Jr. begin this weekend with shows at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Oak Harbor's Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $5-$12; additional performances happen July 28-31.
    Whidbey Playhouse :: www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
  • Starts 7:30pm   The Shoe Play
    Bellingham TheatreWorks presents showings of Quality: The Shoe Play at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Fairhaven's 12th Street Shoes, 1204 Harris Ave. The black comedy by Vancouver playwright Elaine Avila focuses on two ambitious women as they attempt to navigate and conquer the world of selling high-end designer shoes. Tickets are $15 and additional performances happen July 28-30 and Aug. 4-6.
    12th Street Shoes :: www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • All Day   Anacortes Summer Series
    The Port of Anacortes Summer Concerts series features the big band sounds of Jazz Underground from 6-8pm Wednesday at Seafarers Memorial Park, 601 Seafarers Way. From 6-8pm Friday, hear blues tunes by the Stacy Jones Band. Both concerts are free; the series continues with shows through Aug. 26.
    Seafarers Memorial Park :: www.portofanacortes.com
  • 12:30pm - 2:00pm   Colorfast Talk
    Through a lecture, slide presentation and discussion, guest curatorAmy Chaloupka will share her research on the impact of color on various fields and facets of culture relating to the Lightcatcher's "Colorfast" exhibition at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm   Dedication Ceremony
    Join the Birchwood Garden Club for a dedication ceremony at 1pm at the Cornwall Rose Garden on the corner of W. Illinois Street and Cornwall Ave. The longtime garden club is donating a new pedestal and sundial to the garden on its 100th anniversary.
    Cornwall Rose Garden :: www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm   Everything's coming up roses
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm   Book Talk
    Librarian Katie Bray leads a "Book Talk" at 1pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Participants can share their favorite titles, make selections, get reading ideas and hear more about great new books. Entry is free.
    Bellingham Public Library :: 778-7230
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm   Bow Little Market
    Peruse produce and more when 30-plus vendors sell their wares at the Bow Little Market from 1-6pm every Thursday through Sept. 1 at the Belfast Feed Store, 6200 N. Green (south of Bow Hill Rd.).
    Belfast Feed Store :: www.bowlittlemarket.com
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm   Farmer Speaker Series
    As part of the Farmer Speaker Series, research scientist Jeff Dodson will lead a free workshop focusing on "Vegetable Fungus, Bacteria and Virus Identification" from 4-6pm at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. Ample group discussion time will allow farmers to ask specific questions and examine diseased plant material with Jeff’s expertise. Suggested donation is $10.
    Cloud Mountain Farm Center :: www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm   Blues, Brews & BBQ
    Baby Cakes will perform at tonight's "Blues, Brews & BBQ" summer music series taking place from 5-9pm on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. The concerts continue Thursdays through Sept. 1. Entry is free.
    Hotel Bellwether :: www.hotelbellwether.com
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm   Summer Piano Series
    Checo Tohomaso tickles the ivories from 5-7pm at the piano lounge at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. An additional free concert this month feature Westfalia on Thurs., July 28. Wine, beer and food will be available for purchase.
    Jansen Art Center :: www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm   Beer Release Fundraiser
    Bellingham Beer Lab and Aslan will help raise funds for Make.Shift Art Space at an I Am Gruit Beer Release Party from 5-9pm at Aslan Brewing Co., 1330 N. Forest St. The event will also feature a short-box comic convention and live-art auction. Costumes are encouraged.
    Aslan Brewing Co. :: www.aslanbrewing.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm   Riverwalk Summer Concert Series
    Rabbit Wilde brings their contemporary Americana sounds to the Riverwalk Summer Concert Series from 6-8pm at the Riverwalk Plaza in historic Mount Vernon. The free series continues every Thursday through Sept. 1.
    Riverwalk Plaza :: www.riverwalkconcerts.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm   Elizabeth Park Concert Series
    The Sweet Dominiques share "summer sounds" from 6-8pm at the summer concert series at the Columbia neighborhood's Elizabeth Park. The free, family-friendly concerts continue every Thursday through Aug. 25. Food is available to purchase, or bring a picnic.
    Elizabeth Park :: www.theeldridgesociety.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm   Boulevard Park Work Party
    Join Bellingham Parks and Rec for a Work Party from 6:30-8:30pm at Boulevard Park. Volunteers will be picking up litter and removing invasive weeds from headlands section of the South Bay Trail located between the two overwater walkways.
    Boulevard Park :: www.cob.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm   Eat Your Weeds
    Learn how to identify local edible weeds and get recipes that add variety to our diet without putting agricultural strain on the planet when wild foods educator and farmer Terri Wilde leads an "Eat Your Weeds!" class from 6:30-8pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $10.
    Community Food Co-op :: www.communityfood.coop

Friday, July 22, 2016   28 events

  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, and Pericles are currently showing in repertory as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions will run through Sept. 24. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • All Day   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.
    Community Boating Center :: www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day   Skagit Tours
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. "Newhalem at Night" walking tours are free; boat tours and other tours are $12-$40.
    www.skagittours.com
  • Starts 12:00pm   Plover Rides
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays and 10am-6pm Sundays 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.
    Blaine Harbor :: www.draytonharbormaritime.org
  • All Day   Shakespeare NW
    Familial strife, an impending war with Rome, a villainous Italian, rugged mountaineers and hilarious hijinks will make appearances when William Shakespeare's Cymbeline continues Shakespeare Northwest's annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival with performances at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. At 7pm Friday and 4pm Sunday, attend showings of The Merchant of Vegas, which sets the Bard’s classic tale of love and money in a town that’s known to love its money—Las Vegas, baby! Tickets are $10-$13. The plays will show in repertory through Aug. 13.
    Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater :: www.shakesnw.org
  • All Day   Beauty & the Beast Jr.
    Showings of Beauty and the Beast Jr. begin this weekend with shows at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Oak Harbor's Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $5-$12; additional performances happen July 28-31.
    Whidbey Playhouse :: www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
  • Starts 9:00pm   An Improvised Musical
    Mainstage players will take on the magical world of musicals at performances of "An Improvised Musical" at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Plot, lyrics, music, choreography and comedy will be combined to make epic productions worthy of Broadway through July 30. Please note that summer hours are in effect, meaning there's only one show on Friday and Saturday nights. Entry is $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: www.theupfront.com
  • Starts 7:30pm   That's Not My Department
    Local playwright Willow McLaughlin's That's Not My Department debuts this week with 7:30pm performances at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The comedy focuses on a woman who starts a new job at a large upscale department store, only to realize the store is full of wacky employees and even crazier customers. Tickets are $20; additional shows happen through Aug. 13.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day   The Shoe Play
    Bellingham TheatreWorks presents showings of Quality: The Shoe Play at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Fairhaven's 12th Street Shoes, 1204 Harris Ave. The black comedy by Vancouver playwright Elaine Avila focuses on two ambitious women as they attempt to navigate and conquer the world of selling high-end designer shoes. Tickets are $15 and additional performances happen July 28-30 and Aug. 4-6.
    12th Street Shoes :: www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • Starts 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 Good Time Girls' 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 tours―which are led by costumed historians―are $15 general and $20 with a drink. Tours take place weekends through Aug. 27.
    Downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven :: www.thebureaubellingham.com
  • Starts 8:00pm   My kind of woman
  • All Day   Anacortes Summer Series
    The Port of Anacortes Summer Concerts series features the big band sounds of Jazz Underground from 6-8pm Wednesday at Seafarers Memorial Park, 601 Seafarers Way. From 6-8pm Friday, hear blues tunes by the Stacy Jones Band. Both concerts are free; the series continues with shows through Aug. 26.
    Seafarers Memorial Park :: www.portofanacortes.com
  • Starts 7:00pm   WAVE Concerts
    Washington Allegro Vivace Ensemble (WAVE) presents its second Summer Fest Concert at shows at 7pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The program will include popular and emotionally stimulating music by Luigi Boccherini (18th century) and Johannes Brahms (19th century), as well as compositions by participating pianist Martin Kennedy. Tickets are $18-$25.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: www.allegrovivace.us
  • Starts 10:00am   Lynden Book Sale
    Find deals on everything from fiction to nonfiction, religion, mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, crafts, cookings, health, romance, biographies, books for kids and teens, movies and CDs at a Lynden Friends Book Sale from 10am-5pm Friday and 10am-4:30pm Saturday at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm   Project Homeless Connect
    People who are homeless in Whatcom County can receive free and confidential services—including dental care, medical exams, vision screening, women's health care, info on veteran benefits, housing assistance and more at the eight annual Project Homeless Connect taking place from 9am-4pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. People seeking services should arrive early, if possible. In addition to receiving free services, meals and personal items will be offered to all guests. If you're interested in volunteering, check out the website listed here to find out how.
    Bellingham High School :: www.unitedwaywhatcom.org
  • 9:30am - 11:00am   Wild Things
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30-11am every Friday in July at North Lake Whatcom Park. Suggested donation is $5.
    North Lake Whatcom Park :: www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 10:30am - 7:00pm   Skagit Golf Tournament
    Join the Economic Development Association of Skagit County for its 19th annual Golf Tournament and 19th Hole After-Party starting at 10:30am in Mount Vernon at Avalon Golf Links. Space is still available for a few teams to join the tournament, as well as sponsorships and tickets to the after-party. Fees to play golf vary. Tickets to the after-party are $50.
    Avalon Golf Links :: www.skagit.org
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm   Ferndale Farmers Market
    Local vendors and farmers will sell their wares at the Ferndale Farmers Market from 1-6pm every Friday through Oct. 28 at 2007 Cherry St.
    Cherry Street :: www.ferndalepublicmarket.org
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm   Wine, Music and a Movie
    Show up at 6pm for live music in the courtyard at Artifacts Cafe and Wine Bar, located inside Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. In addition to blind tastings, at 8pm there will be a viewing of the wine-centric movie Somm. Entry is free.
    Artifacts Cafe and Wine Bar :: www.artifactswinebar.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm   Friday Night Art Party
    Bring your own painting or drawing and art supplies to a monthly Friday Night Art Party taking place from 6-8:30pm at Tillie Lace Gallery, 1415 13th St. Entry to the night of creative expression and socializing is $10. Refreshments will be provided.
    Tillie Lace Gallery :: www.tillielacegallery.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm   Farm Tunes
    Queens Bluegrass performs on the patio as part of the summer's "Farm Tunes" series from 6-9pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. At the free event, you can enjoy "food, spirits and fun."
    BelleWood Acres :: www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm   Slide Night Fundraiser
    Join the Boys & Girls Club of Whatcom County for a "Family Fun in the Setting Sun" fundraiser starting at 6:30pm at the Birch Bay Waterslides, 4874 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd. Entry is $50 for four participants, and includes unlimited access to all slides, activity pools and hot tub.
    Birch Bay Waterslides :: www.whatcomclubs.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm   Pioneering History
    Mike Impero, author of The Lone Jack and The Boys of Glacier, will focus on "The History of Kendall and Maple Falls" at a free presentation from 7-8:30pm at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. Topics will include the U.S./Canadian border survey, the BB and BC Railroads, Limestone and Balfour, the CCC camp, the Nooksack Indians, and prominent early pioneers.
    North Fork Library :: (360) 599-2020
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Whole Person Drumming
    Zorina Wolf shares her passion for drumming and the community it can create when she reads from Whole Person Drumming: Your Journey Into Rhythm at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. "Here you will learn how to hear the silence between the beats, how to turn rhythm into meditation," she says.
    Village Books :: www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm   Dancing on the Green
    Bellingham Parks and Rec's weekly "Dancing on the Green" event takes place from 7-9:30pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Tonight's gathering kicks off with a lesson by Rumba Northwest, and follows with DJ tunes and a night of salsa, merengue and bachata dancing. The free summer series continues Fridays through Aug. 26.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: www.danceinbellingham.com/dancing-on-the-green

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  • Starts 5:12am   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, and Pericles are currently showing in repertory as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions will run through Sept. 24. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • All Day   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.
    Community Boating Center :: www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day   Skagit Tours
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. "Newhalem at Night" walking tours are free; boat tours and other tours are $12-$40.
    www.skagittours.com
  • Starts 8:00pm   My kind of woman
  • All Day   Shakespeare NW
    Familial strife, an impending war with Rome, a villainous Italian, rugged mountaineers and hilarious hijinks will make appearances when William Shakespeare's Cymbeline continues Shakespeare Northwest's annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival with performances at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. At 7pm Friday and 4pm Sunday, attend showings of The Merchant of Vegas, which sets the Bard’s classic tale of love and money in a town that’s known to love its money—Las Vegas, baby! Tickets are $10-$13. The plays will show in repertory through Aug. 13.
    Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater :: www.shakesnw.org
  • All Day   Beauty & the Beast Jr.
    Showings of Beauty and the Beast Jr. begin this weekend with shows at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Oak Harbor's Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $5-$12; additional performances happen July 28-31.
    Whidbey Playhouse :: www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
  • All Day   Plover Rides
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays and 10am-6pm Sundays 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.
    Blaine Harbor :: www.draytonharbormaritime.org
  • Starts 10:00am   Point Roberts Book Sale
    Books of all kinds, movies, CDS and more can be found at a Used Book Sale from 10am-3pm Saturday and 11am-3pm Sunday at the Point Roberts Library, 1437 Gulf Rd.
    Point Roberts Library :: (360) 945-6545
  • Starts 9:00am   Sandcastle Contest
    Teams, schools, families and more can sign up in advance for the annual Birch Bay Sandcastle Contest taking place from 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the waterfront at Birch Bay, 7930 Birch Bay Dr. Entry is $5-$10 per person in a variety of ages and categories. Awards and prizes will be part of the fun.
    Birch Bay :: www.birchbaychamber.com
  • Ends 10:30pm   An Improvised Musical
    Mainstage players will take on the magical world of musicals at performances of "An Improvised Musical" at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Plot, lyrics, music, choreography and comedy will be combined to make epic productions worthy of Broadway through July 30. Please note that summer hours are in effect, meaning there's only one show on Friday and Saturday nights. Entry is $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: www.theupfront.com
  • Ends 9:30pm   The Shoe Play
    Bellingham TheatreWorks presents showings of Quality: The Shoe Play at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Fairhaven's 12th Street Shoes, 1204 Harris Ave. The black comedy by Vancouver playwright Elaine Avila focuses on two ambitious women as they attempt to navigate and conquer the world of selling high-end designer shoes. Tickets are $15 and additional performances happen July 28-30 and Aug. 4-6.
    12th Street Shoes :: www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • Ends 9:30pm   That's Not My Department
    Local playwright Willow McLaughlin's That's Not My Department debuts this week with 7:30pm performances at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The comedy focuses on a woman who starts a new job at a large upscale department store, only to realize the store is full of wacky employees and even crazier customers. Tickets are $20; additional shows happen through Aug. 13.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: www.acttheatre.com
  • Ends 9:00pm   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 Good Time Girls' 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 tours―which are led by costumed historians―are $15 general and $20 with a drink. Tours take place weekends through Aug. 27.
    Downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven :: www.thebureaubellingham.com
  • Ends 8:00pm   My kind of woman
  • Ends 8:00pm   Anacortes Summer Series
    The Port of Anacortes Summer Concerts series features the big band sounds of Jazz Underground from 6-8pm Wednesday at Seafarers Memorial Park, 601 Seafarers Way. From 6-8pm Friday, hear blues tunes by the Stacy Jones Band. Both concerts are free; the series continues with shows through Aug. 26.
    Seafarers Memorial Park :: www.portofanacortes.com
  • Ends 7:00pm   WAVE Concerts
    Washington Allegro Vivace Ensemble (WAVE) presents its second Summer Fest Concert at shows at 7pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The program will include popular and emotionally stimulating music by Luigi Boccherini (18th century) and Johannes Brahms (19th century), as well as compositions by participating pianist Martin Kennedy. Tickets are $18-$25.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: www.allegrovivace.us
  • Ends 4:30pm   Lynden Book Sale
    Find deals on everything from fiction to nonfiction, religion, mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, crafts, cookings, health, romance, biographies, books for kids and teens, movies and CDs at a Lynden Friends Book Sale from 10am-5pm Friday and 10am-4:30pm Saturday at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm   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 from 9am-2pm every Saturday through Oct. 29 at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave.
    Depot Arts Center :: www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm   Mount Vernon Farmers Market
    As many as 60 vendors will share their wares through the season at the Mount Vernon Farmers Market, which takes place 9am-2pm Saturdays through Oct. 15 at the city's Riverfront Plaza. A Wednesday Market also takes place from 11am-4pm at the Kincaid entrance lawn at the Skagit Valley Hospital.
    Riverfront Plaza :: www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org
  • 9:00am - 1:30pm   Nonviolence Workshop
    Longtime diplomat Nicholas Mele will facilitate a nonviolence workshop from 9am-1:30pm today and again July 30 at the Whatcom Peace & Justice Center, 1220 Bay St. The workshop will cover nonviolence as it relates to how we treat ourselves and others, and to taking nonviolent action for social change. Recommended donation is $5-$10.
    Whatcom Peace & Justice Center :: www.whatcompjc.org
  • 9:00am - 6:00pm   Twin Sisters Farmers Market
    Purchase farm-fresh goods at the Twin Sisters Market taking place from 9am-3pm in Deming at Nugent's Corner, and 3-6pm in Maple Falls at Kendall Elementary School every Saturday through October.
    Nugent's Corner :: www.twinsistermarket.wordpress.com
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm   Blaine Gardeners Market
    Procure produce, crafts, food from vendors and more at the Blaine Gardeners Market from 10am-2pm Saturdays through Oct. 29 at 685 Peace Portal Dr.
    Peace Portal Drive :: www.blainechamber.com
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm   Bellingham Farmers Market
    Attend the Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 17 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. In addition to perusing and purchasing locally grown produce, crafts and ready-to-eat foods, attendees can experience monthly Demo Days, live music and more.
    Depot Market Square :: www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm   Fairhaven Steampunk Festival
    A motley collection of sky pirates, airship captains, daring adventurers and well-heeled society ladies (most of whom, we'll warn you, fight crime by night and are not to be challenged to a duel) will be in attendance at the annual Fairhaven Steampunk Festival from 10am-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. "Mr. Flip's Carnival of Wonders and Curiosities" will also feature steampunk vendors, live music, Victorian science and magic, a costume contest and much more. Entry is free.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: www.villagebooks.com
  • 10:00am - 11:00am   Sumas Writers Group
    Aspiring writers can join the Sumas Writers Group to improve writing techniques, get feedback and gain information on how to get work published from 10-11am at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. All writing styles are welcome.
    Sumas Library :: (360) 988-2501
  • 10:30am - 2:00pm   Summer Seersucker Social
    Those interested in both vintage style and bike riding are invited to attend the inaugural "Summer Seersucker Social: Parasols, Picnics and Pedaling" starting at 10:30am at the La Conner Channel Lodge, 205 N. First St. The elegant excursion will depart at 11am and will return to the same locale about 2pm. Riders can stroll around town as they make their way to the after-party at the La Conner Civic Garden Club. "Leave the Lycra and spandex at home. Instead, opt for something a bit more stylish―like a vintage seersucker suit, leather lace-up shoes and a flat cap. While you’re at it, swap out your usual MP3 playlist for a 1920s jazz-inspired lineup." Entry is $25.
    La Conner Channel Lodge :: www.summer-seersucker.com
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm   Bellingham Youth Jazz Band
    The public is invited to attend a free concert by the Bellingham Youth Jazz Band at 12pm in the garden area of the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic basket, if you wish.
    Bellingham Senior Activity Center :: www.wccoa.org
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm   Holly Street History Tour
    The Bureau of Historical Investigation teams up with the City of Bellingham to offer "Holly Street History Tours" at 1pm starting in front of the Chuckanut sandstone building at 311 E. Holly St. Please register in advance for the free, all-ages excursion, which covers topics of growth, social reform, the arts, women's history, racial tensions and more. Tours continue Saturdays through Sept. 24.
    Downtown Bellingham :: www.eventbrite.com or www.thebureaubellingham.com
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm   This Old House
    Listen to or tell stories about old homes in Point Roberts at a "This Old House" gathering at 2pm at the Point Roberts Community Center, 1487 Gulf Rd. Attendees can see or bring photos and memorabilia about a different home each week. The event happens Saturdays through Aug. 27 (except July 30).
    Point Roberts Community Center :: (360) 945-6545
  • 3:00pm - 8:30pm   Peter and Wendy
    Attend viewings of Missoula Children's Theatre's Peter and Wendy—which also features scores of local youth—at 3pm and 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The summer drama camp series continues Aug. 1-6 with The Princess and the Pea. Tuition prices vary. Tickets to see the shows are $6.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm   Fossil Talk
    Learn about the recent Holocene of Washington State at Mt. Baker and journey back layer by layer to the Ancient Devonian Shoreline of what is now England at an interactive "Fossils" discussion by Sumas resident and avid fossil collector Dave Morgan at 3pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Fossils will also be on display.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm   Ferry Flotilla
    Bid adieu to the departing Alaska ferry at a "Ferry Farewell Flotilla" beginning at 5pm at Bellingham's Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Boats of all kinds are encouraged to join the gathering; for the event, the center also offers 50 percent off of rental fees for human-powered watercraft―including kayaks, rowboats and paddleboards.
    Community Boating Center :: www.boatingcenter.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm   Salmon Story Time
    Join the Nooksack River Stewards around the campfire and listen in as they read children's stories about salmon at a free "Salmon Story Time" from 6-7pm at Glacier's Chair 9 Pizza & Bar, 10459 Mt. Baker Hwy.
    Chair 9 Pizza & Bar :: www.n-sea.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm   The Naughty Blokes
    Bellingham-based rock band the Naughty Blokes perform from 6-8pm at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 4th St. The band formed in early 2014, but all members are veterans of the regional music scene, having played locally for many years. Tickets are $8.
    Heart of Anacortes :: www.heartofanacortes.com