Week of Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Sunday, September 21, 2014 (14 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Local foods, farmers and fishers will be celebrated during Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" at a variety of events happening through September throughout Whatcom County (and beyond). Nineteen participating restaurants will have locally sourced specials, and there'll be a Sept. 13 Farm Tour, an Incognito Dinner by Ciao Thyme, the Bite of Bellingham, an "Eat Local Dinner Theater" with the Community Food Co-op, a food trail trek, a brewers cruise, Bellingham Oktoberfest, and more. See http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    8:00am
  • Bellingham Beer Week: A Bellingham Tap Trail's Trail Breaking Party happening from 4:30-7:30pm at Kulshan Brewery and a "First Call" event from 5-9pm Friday, Sept. 12 at Elizabeth Station will kick off the Bellingham Beer Week events. The brew-haha continues through Sept. 21 with a plethora of brewers nights at various restaurants and breweries, beer trivia, tap takeovers, cask nights, a Brewer's Cup, films, brewers cruises, an Oktoberfest celebration, hikes, meet-and-greets, and much more. Head to the website for a http://www.bellinghambeerweek.com
    4:30pm
  • Corn Maze: The Lynden FFA will host its annual Corn Maze from 6-10pm Friday, 2-10pm Saturday, and 2-6pm Sunday just south of Lynden on the Hannegan Rd. Entry is $4-$6 (free for those ages 4 and under). The maze will also be open Sept. 26-28. http://www.lyndenffa.com
    6:00pm
  • Harvest Festival: Four live dance bands will perform at a Harvest Festival kickoff from 8-11pm at Assumption Parish, 2116 Cornwall Ave. From 12-10pm Saturday and 11am-3pm Sunday, there'll be a vintage car show, an arts and crafts fair, a bake sale, a used book sale, food booths (and beer), activities for kids and more. Prices vary. http://www.assumption.org
    8:00pm
  • Banned Books Week: Take part in the national celebration of the freedom to read as part of Banned Book Weeks events taking place from Sept. 21-27 at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Visit the bookstore for in-store displays and sales of banned books and information about how do get discounted e-editions of banned books. http://www.villageboks.com or www.bannedbooksweek.org
    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 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
  • Out of the Darkness Community Walk: Help support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at today's "Out of the Darkness" Community Walk starting at 10am at Lake Padden Park, 1882 Samish Way. Entry to take part in the event—one of many happening throughout the nation through December—is through fundraising. Even if you can't make the outing, consider donating. http://www.outofthedarkness.org
    10:00am
  • Home and Boat Tour: Get a sneak peek at unique residences at the annual Anacortes Home and Boat Tour happening from 12:30-5pm throughout the Skagit town. Tickets are $20; funds raised benefit Seattle Children's Hospital Uncompensated Care Program, serving families within Anacortes and all of Skagit County. http://www.brownpapertickets.com
    12:30pm
  • Books by the Bay Book Fair: Meet Pacific Northwest authors and New York Times bestselling authors at today's "Books by the Bay" book fair from 1-6pm at the Hotel Bellwether Ballroom, One Bellwether Way. Robert Dugoni, Pamela Beason, Clete Barrett Smith, Mike Hartner, Robert Slater, Joannah Miley, Wendy Delaney, Clyde Curley, Kate Vale, and Michael Hurley will be among the participating authors, and, in addition to book sales, there'll be door prizes, author signings, exhibitors, food and drinks and more. Entry is free. http://www.whatcomwritersandpublishers.com
    1:00pm
  • Hank and Claire: Seattle-based folk duo Hank and Claire (Hank Payne and Claire Pavro) will celebrate the release of their second CD, Home at Last at a 2pm concert at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.nancysfarm.com
    2:00pm
  • Surely Chopin: Bellingham House Concerts presents a "Surely Chopin" concert featuring pianist Kay Zavislak at 3pm at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $5-$15. 671-6104 or http://www.bellinghamhouseconcerts.com
    3:00pm
  • Clover Reading: Fifteen of the 50 writers whose work is highlighted in Clover: A Literary Rag, Vol. 7 will read from their contributions to the collection at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Among the local readers are James Bertolino and Anita K. Boyle, Laurel Leigh, Jennifer Bullis, and Luther Allen. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Day of Peace Celebration: The Whatcom Peace & Justice Center hosts its 11th annual International Day of Peace Celebration from 5-10pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. In addition to presenting the Howard Harris Lifetime Peacemaker Award, the event will feature live music by the Walrus and Snug Harbor, performances from members of the Upfront Theatre, family-friendly activities, and more. Entry is free. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    5:00pm

Monday, September 22, 2014 (7 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Local foods, farmers and fishers will be celebrated during Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" at a variety of events happening through September throughout Whatcom County (and beyond). Nineteen participating restaurants will have locally sourced specials, and there'll be a Sept. 13 Farm Tour, an Incognito Dinner by Ciao Thyme, the Bite of Bellingham, an "Eat Local Dinner Theater" with the Community Food Co-op, a food trail trek, a brewers cruise, Bellingham Oktoberfest, and more. See http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    8:00am
  • Banned Books Week: Take part in the national celebration of the freedom to read as part of Banned Book Weeks events taking place from Sept. 21-27 at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Visit the bookstore for in-store displays and sales of banned books and information about how do get discounted e-editions of banned books. http://www.villageboks.com or www.bannedbooksweek.org
    8:00am
  • A Year With Frog and Toad Auditions: The Neighborhood Playhouse will host auditions for upcoming performances of A Year With Frog and Toad: The Musical at 6pm at Broadway Hall, 1300 Broadway. See the website for additional details, and be sure and schedule a time in advance. http://www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net
    6:00pm
  • Northwest Book Group: Join the new Northwest Book Group to discuss Annie Dillard's The Living at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book club—which will focus on writers from the Pacific Northwest and writing set in or about the Pacific Northwest—meets on the fourth Monday of the month. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Alternative Library, 1421 Railroad Ave. Readings start at 8pm. 778-7230 or http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm
  • Reggae Night: DJ Yogoman (Jordan Rain) hosts a week "Old School Reggae Night" gathering from 8pm-12am every Monday at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. In addition to the music, drinks and food are also available. Entry is $3. http://www.facebook.com
    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, September 23, 2014 (10 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Local foods, farmers and fishers will be celebrated during Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" at a variety of events happening through September throughout Whatcom County (and beyond). Nineteen participating restaurants will have locally sourced specials, and there'll be a Sept. 13 Farm Tour, an Incognito Dinner by Ciao Thyme, the Bite of Bellingham, an "Eat Local Dinner Theater" with the Community Food Co-op, a food trail trek, a brewers cruise, Bellingham Oktoberfest, and more. See http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    8:00am
  • Banned Books Week: Take part in the national celebration of the freedom to read as part of Banned Book Weeks events taking place from Sept. 21-27 at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Visit the bookstore for in-store displays and sales of banned books and information about how do get discounted e-editions of banned books. http://www.villageboks.com or www.bannedbooksweek.org
    8:00am
  • Red Square Info Fair: Incoming students can check out hundreds of campus organizations and enjoy plenty of food and free stuff at the annual AS Red Square Info Fair taking place from 11am-3pm at Western Washington University's Red Square. http://www.wwu.edu
    11:00am
  • Sign Language Classes: The Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center offers American Sign Language classes as a free service to the community from 12-1pm on the first three Tuesdays of each month in Bellingham. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 255-7166 or 647-0910
    12:00pm
  • Fall Run: A "First Day of Fall" all-paces run begins at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. After the free run, there'll be apple varieties to sample, raffles for free Merrell shoes, demos, giveaways and more. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Bellingham Reads: Stuart Clark's The Sun Kings will be the focus of Bellingham Reads book discussion group meeting at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. New members are always welcome. 778-7323
    6:30pm
  • Birds of Vashon: The North Cascades Audubon Society's Ed Swan presents "Birds of Vashon Island: A Natural History of Habitat Transformation" at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The program also demonstrates how citizen science and action can protect habitat and wildlife. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:00pm
  • Rainbow Squares: Rainbow Squares will present beginning square dance lessons starting tonight from 7-9pm at Lynden's Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is necessary. Admission is free for the first two lessons, $5 afterwards. http://www.sqdance.org
    7:00pm
  • Aboriginal Secrets: Robbie Holz shares ideas from Secrets of Aboriginal Healing: A Physicists Journey with a Remote Australian Tribe at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Robbie co-wrote the book with her husband Gary, who lived many years after a grim multiple sclerosis diagnosis based on ideas they gleaned from living with a remote Australian aboriginal tribe. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Community Improv Troupe Auditions: Auditions for a Community Improv Troupe will be held from 7:30-9pm at Improv Playworks, 1308 E. St. Prior improv experience is required, but anyone from the community may apply. Please pre-register. 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.com
    7:30pm

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 (13 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Local foods, farmers and fishers will be celebrated during Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" at a variety of events happening through September throughout Whatcom County (and beyond). Nineteen participating restaurants will have locally sourced specials, and there'll be a Sept. 13 Farm Tour, an Incognito Dinner by Ciao Thyme, the Bite of Bellingham, an "Eat Local Dinner Theater" with the Community Food Co-op, a food trail trek, a brewers cruise, Bellingham Oktoberfest, and more. See http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    8:00am
  • The Sound of Music: The hills will come alive when the Lynden Performing Arts Guild kicks off its run of performances of The Sound of Music this week with shows at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre at the town's Dutch Village Mall, 655 Front St. The Teri Grimes-directed musical can be seen at various dates through Oct. 12. tickets are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Little Shop of Horrors: The MBT's fourth Main Stage Rep production, Little Shop of Horrors, can be seen at performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. For those not in the know, the musical focuses on a down-and-out skid row floral assistant named Seymour and an exotic plant named Audrey—who has a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Tickets are $10 for students with ID and $20-$45 otherwise. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Banned Books Week: Take part in the national celebration of the freedom to read as part of Banned Book Weeks events taking place from Sept. 21-27 at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Visit the bookstore for in-store displays and sales of banned books and information about how do get discounted e-editions of banned books. http://www.villageboks.com or www.bannedbooksweek.org
    8:00am
  • Final Wednesday Market: Peruse local fruits and vegetables, diverse handcrafted works and ready-to-eat items when the Bellingham Farmers Market concludes its Wednesday Market season today from 12-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    12:00pm
  • Teen Book Club: Area youth can get free advanced reader copies of books to review for other teens at the inaugural "Teen Reed it First! Book Club" meeting at 3pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    3:00pm
  • 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
  • Downtown Meeting: A Q&A and general discussion about the relationship between Western Washington University and downtown will be the main point on the agenda at tonight's Downtown Meeting at 6pm at the Leopold, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Also on the roster is a Q&A with the Bellingham Police and general announcements from downtown businesses and residents. All are encouraged to attend. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Pitch Fest Competition: Invent Coworking (formerly the BIG Idea Lab) will host a Pitch Fest competition from 6-8:30pm at the Underground Nightclub, 211 E. Chestnut St. This is an opportunity for those with a startup idea to pitch to potential investors, teams and judges, with a chance to win $500 cash and a seat in the finalist competition. Entry is $12 in advance or $20 at the door ($100 for participants). http://www.kickstartbellingam.com
    6:00pm
  • Final Brews Cruise: Join San Juan Cruises for the final "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" leaving at 6:30pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. The cruise includes liquid samples from Boundary Bay Brewery and two other Northwest breweries. Entry is $35. http://www.whales.com
    6:30pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm
  • Comedy at the Shoe: f you like sipping on cocktails and laughing uproariously, attend the weekly "Shoe Me the Funny" comedy showcase starting at 9pm every Wednesday at the Ranch Room at the Horseshoe Cafe, 113 E. Holly St. The event features six comedians vying for your vote, a highlighted comedian, host Mike Cramblett, and chances to win platters of cheesy fries. Entry is free. http://www.facebook.com
    9:00pm

Thursday, September 25, 2014 (14 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Local foods, farmers and fishers will be celebrated during Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" at a variety of events happening through September throughout Whatcom County (and beyond). Nineteen participating restaurants will have locally sourced specials, and there'll be a Sept. 13 Farm Tour, an Incognito Dinner by Ciao Thyme, the Bite of Bellingham, an "Eat Local Dinner Theater" with the Community Food Co-op, a food trail trek, a brewers cruise, Bellingham Oktoberfest, and more. See http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    8:00am
  • The Sound of Music: The hills will come alive when the Lynden Performing Arts Guild kicks off its run of performances of The Sound of Music this week with shows at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre at the town's Dutch Village Mall, 655 Front St. The Teri Grimes-directed musical can be seen at various dates through Oct. 12. tickets are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Little Shop of Horrors: The MBT's fourth Main Stage Rep production, Little Shop of Horrors, can be seen at performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. For those not in the know, the musical focuses on a down-and-out skid row floral assistant named Seymour and an exotic plant named Audrey—who has a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Tickets are $10 for students with ID and $20-$45 otherwise. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Sketchopedia, Volume B: Singing, dancing, sketch comedy and "edutainment" focused on the letter "B" will be part of the second volume of Krissa Woiwod's "Sketchopedia" series at performances at 7:30pm Thursday, and 7:30pm and 9:30pm Friday and Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Entry is free on opening night; otherwise, tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Banned Books Week: Take part in the national celebration of the freedom to read as part of Banned Book Weeks events taking place from Sept. 21-27 at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Visit the bookstore for in-store displays and sales of banned books and information about how do get discounted e-editions of banned books. http://www.villageboks.com or www.bannedbooksweek.org
    8:00am
  • Lynden Farmers Market: Procure fresh, seasonal fare from local farmers at the Lynden Farmers Market, which happens from 12-5pm every Thursday through Oct. 30 at 324 Front St. http://www.lyndenfarmersmarket.com
    12:00pm
  • Steward Safari: Join Sustainable Connections for a "Steward Safari" starting at 5:30pm at the group's headquarters at 1701 Ellis St. The walking tour highlights local businesses taking action to protect Whatcom Creek and make downtown Bellingham more vibrant. Entry is $5; please register in advance. 647-7093 or http://www.sconnect.org
    5:30pm
  • Humorous Speech Contest: The Whatcom County Toastmasters will host a Humorous Speech Contest and Table Topics Speech Contest at 6pm at the Ferndale Whatcom Education Credit Union, 5659 Pacific Hwy. Entry is free; please bring a potluck item. (808) 352-5641
    6:00pm
  • Poetic Duo: James Bertolino reads from Ravenous Bliss: New & Selected Love Poems at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Anita K. Boyle—Bertolino's wife, whose also a poet, artist and co-manager of Egress Studio Press—will also read from her poetry collection, The Drenched. 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
  • Fitness Forum: "That's How We Roll" will be the focus of a free Fitness Forum presentation with physical trainer Andrea Blois at 7:15pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The event focuses on TriggerPoint and other foam rollers. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    7:15pm
  • 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
  • Charlie Brown Benefit Performance: Help raise money for the Interfaith Coalition at a benefit showing of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $30 and include a wine and appetizer reception before the play and homemade desserts during intermission. (The play opens to the general public Fri., Sept. 26.) 734-3983 or http://www.interfaith-coalition.org
    7:30pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Friday, September 26, 2014 (13 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Local foods, farmers and fishers will be celebrated during Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" at a variety of events happening through September throughout Whatcom County (and beyond). Nineteen participating restaurants will have locally sourced specials, and there'll be a Sept. 13 Farm Tour, an Incognito Dinner by Ciao Thyme, the Bite of Bellingham, an "Eat Local Dinner Theater" with the Community Food Co-op, a food trail trek, a brewers cruise, Bellingham Oktoberfest, and more. See http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    8:00am
  • The Sound of Music: The hills will come alive when the Lynden Performing Arts Guild kicks off its run of performances of The Sound of Music this week with shows at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre at the town's Dutch Village Mall, 655 Front St. The Teri Grimes-directed musical can be seen at various dates through Oct. 12. tickets are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Little Shop of Horrors: The MBT's fourth Main Stage Rep production, Little Shop of Horrors, can be seen at performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. For those not in the know, the musical focuses on a down-and-out skid row floral assistant named Seymour and an exotic plant named Audrey—who has a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Tickets are $10 for students with ID and $20-$45 otherwise. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Sketchopedia, Volume B: Singing, dancing, sketch comedy and "edutainment" focused on the letter "B" will be part of the second volume of Krissa Woiwod's "Sketchopedia" series at performances at 7:30pm Thursday, and 7:30pm and 9:30pm Friday and Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Entry is free on opening night; otherwise, tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Banned Books Week: Take part in the national celebration of the freedom to read as part of Banned Book Weeks events taking place from Sept. 21-27 at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Visit the bookstore for in-store displays and sales of banned books and information about how do get discounted e-editions of banned books. http://www.villageboks.com or www.bannedbooksweek.org
    8:00am
  • World’s Largest Garage Sale: Attend an event dubbed the "World's Largest Garage Sale" from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 W. Taylor St. More than 140 vendors will be on hand at the 22nd annual event, and there'll also be food and live music. Entry is $2 admission and $2 for parking. http://www.skagitcounty.net
    9:00am
  • You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown: Snoopy, Linus, Lucy and the rest of the cartoon crew will make appearances when You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown opens this weekend with 7:30pm showings Friday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14. Additional showings of the musical can be seen through Oct. 12. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Corn Maze: The Lynden FFA will host its annual Corn Maze from 6-10pm Friday, 2-10pm Saturday, and 2-6pm Sunday just south of Lynden on the Hannegan Rd. Entry is $4-$6 (free for those ages 4 and under). http://www.lyndenffa.com
    6:00pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am at Whatcom Falls Park. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Cemetery Tour: "Bayview's Builders" will be the focus of a walking tour starting at 1pm at Bayview Cemetery, 1420 Woburn St. The City of Bellingham event features (dead) people who lived in or built historic buildings. Register in advance; entry is free. 778-7150 or http://www.cob.org
    1:00pm
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Ferry Flotilla: Discounted rental fees for sailing dinghies and human-powered watercraft will be part of the monthly "Ferry Flotilla" beginning at 5pm at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. The event bids adieu to the Alaska ferry that departs from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal every Friday. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    5:00pm
  • 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, September 27, 2014 (35 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Local foods, farmers and fishers will be celebrated during Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" at a variety of events happening through September throughout Whatcom County (and beyond). Nineteen participating restaurants will have locally sourced specials, and there'll be a Sept. 13 Farm Tour, an Incognito Dinner by Ciao Thyme, the Bite of Bellingham, an "Eat Local Dinner Theater" with the Community Food Co-op, a food trail trek, a brewers cruise, Bellingham Oktoberfest, and more. See http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    8:00am
  • The Sound of Music: The hills will come alive when the Lynden Performing Arts Guild kicks off its run of performances of The Sound of Music this week with shows at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre at the town's Dutch Village Mall, 655 Front St. The Teri Grimes-directed musical can be seen at various dates through Oct. 12. tickets are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Little Shop of Horrors: The MBT's fourth Main Stage Rep production, Little Shop of Horrors, can be seen at performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. For those not in the know, the musical focuses on a down-and-out skid row floral assistant named Seymour and an exotic plant named Audrey—who has a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Tickets are $10 for students with ID and $20-$45 otherwise. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Sketchopedia, Volume B: Singing, dancing, sketch comedy and "edutainment" focused on the letter "B" will be part of the second volume of Krissa Woiwod's "Sketchopedia" series at performances at 7:30pm Thursday, and 7:30pm and 9:30pm Friday and Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Entry is free on opening night; otherwise, tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Banned Books Week: Take part in the national celebration of the freedom to read as part of Banned Book Weeks events taking place from Sept. 21-27 at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Visit the bookstore for in-store displays and sales of banned books and information about how do get discounted e-editions of banned books. http://www.villageboks.com or www.bannedbooksweek.org
    8:00am
  • World’s Largest Garage Sale: Attend an event dubbed the "World's Largest Garage Sale" from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 W. Taylor St. More than 140 vendors will be on hand at the 22nd annual event, and there'll also be food and live music. Entry is $2 admission and $2 for parking. http://www.skagitcounty.net
    9:00am
  • You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown: Snoopy, Linus, Lucy and the rest of the cartoon crew will make appearances when You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown opens this weekend with 7:30pm showings Friday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14. Additional showings of the musical can be seen through Oct. 12. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Corn Maze: The Lynden FFA will host its annual Corn Maze from 6-10pm Friday, 2-10pm Saturday, and 2-6pm Sunday just south of Lynden on the Hannegan Rd. Entry is $4-$6 (free for those ages 4 and under). http://www.lyndenffa.com
    6:00pm
  • 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
  • Community Pancake Breakfast: A fundraising Community Pancake Breakfast takes place from 8-10:30am at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Entry is $3 for kids and $5 for adults. http://www.lyndencommunitycenter.org
    8:00am
  • Sauerkraut Making: Susy Hymas shares her expertise on the fine art of pickling cabbage with her own personal sauerkraut recipe at a "Sauerkraut Making for Fall Cabbage" at 9am at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. A small class fee may apply; please register in advance. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Anacortes Farmers Market: Attend the Anacortes Farmers Market from 9am-2pm at the town's Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. The market continues every Saturday through October. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Fall Festival: A raffle, silent auction, vendors, a lunch counter, bakes good and more will be part of Fall Festival taking place from 9am-3pm at Everson's Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5782 Lawrence Rd. http://www.immanuellutheran.us
    9:00am
  • Puget Sound Farm Toy Show: Show, sell and trade items at the 29th annual Puget Sound Farm Toy Show happening from 9am-3:30pm at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $2-$4. Proceeds benefit Ebenezer Christian School. (360) 354-2292
    9:00am
  • Skagit Valley Pumpkin Festival: Attend the fourth annual "Skagit Valley Pumpkin Festival" from 9am-5pm in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. A giant pumpkin weigh-off (last year's winner was more than 1,100 pounds), pony rides, toad races, carnival games, harvest food, music, a reservations-only talk about bats, a giant vegetable show-and-tell, pumpkins to purchase and more will be part of the family-friendly event. Entry is free; some activities have a small fee. http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
    9:00am
  • Run with the Chums: Join the Chums of Terrell Creek for the annual "Run with the Chums" 5K Fun Run/Walk starting at 10am in Ferndale at the BP Highlands (from Jackson Road south of Grandview Road). Stick around after the free race to learn about the Terrell Creek watersheds and conservation ideas for your home and garden. http://www.chumsofterrellcreek.org
    10:00am
  • Deming Book Club: J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy will be the focus of a Deming Book Club meeting from 10am-12pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. All adults are welcome. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • Community Meal: Spaghetti, mixed veggies, green salad, garlic bread and fruit crisp will be on the menu at the bimonthly Community Meal from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Entry is free and open to all. 714-9029
    10:00am
  • Make.Shift Benefit Breakfast: Help raise funds for Make.Shift Art Space at a Benefit Breakfast from 10am-1pm in the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry is $10 and includes breakfast and live music. http://www.makeshiftproject.com
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: Attend the weekly Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 20 at the Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Alpaca Farm Days: Celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days at an open house happening from 10am-4pm at Blaine's Alpaco Farm Store, 7490 Kickerville Rd. In addition to visiting with the alpacas, there'll be food, games for kids, alpaca-made products and more. Entry is free. http://www.facebook.com/alpacafarmstore
    10:00am
  • Community Garden Tour: Tour local community gardens on foot, by car or on your bike as part of the third annual Community Garden Tour happening from 11am-2pm at a variety of venues—including the York Neighborhood Farm, NW Youth Services' "We Grow" Garden, Happy Valley Garden, Faith Lutheran Garden, and more. Gardeners will be on hand at each of these sites to discuss their own plots as well as the history of these unique public spaces. Pick up maps at the Bellingham Farmers Market or go online for a tour map. http://www.whatcom.wsu.edu
    11:00am
  • Food Truck Roundup: Help kick off this year's Feed the Need Community Food Drive benefiting Whatcom County food banks at the second annual "Food Truck Roundup" from 11am-3pm at Bellingham's Civic Stadium, 1335 Civic Field Way. In addition to the plethora of fare from local food trucks, there'll be a beer garden and music by SpaceBand. Entry is $10 and includes $5 in food tickets and a free raffle ticket. http://www.communityfooddrive.com
    11:00am
  • Sterling Dietz’s More Than Magic: Acclaimed magician Sterling Deitz returns to Lynden after three years away to perform at "More Than Magic" performances at 2pm and 7pm at the town's Judson Hall, 516 Main St. Tickets to the show—which also feature music, dance and storytelling—are $20 general and $50 for VIP tickets. Proceeds benefit the Lynden-based community mentoring program, Be the One. http://www.partnersforschools.org
    2:00pm
  • Peace Corps Insider: Author Mary Trimble shares stories from her memoir, Tubob: Two Years in West Africa with the Peace Corps, at 3pm at the Everson Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The all-ages event is free. 305-3600
    3:00pm
  • Jazz Concert Series: The Miles Black Octet—including Mike Allen on reeds and Greta Metassa on vocals—will perform musical tributes to Count Basie and Duke Ellington as part of the Sudden Valley Jazz Concert Series from 3-5:30pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 8 Barn View Court. Tickets are $20; proceeds benefit the South Whatcom Library. http://www.suddenvalleylibrary.org
    3:00pm
  • Unearthing Venus: Cate Montana shares stories from her contemporary memoir, Unearthing Venus: My Search for the Woman Within, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Johnny Barnes: Enjoy a salmon and spaghetti dinner and listen to music by Johnny Barnes (of the legendary Platters) from 5:30-9:30pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Entry is $15. 733-4030 or http://www.wccoa.org
    5:30pm
  • Line Dancing Classes: Western Line Dancing classes are offered at 6pm (beginners) and 7pm (intermediates) every Friday night at Lynden’s Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is needed. Cost is $5 per class. 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • Co-op’s Farm Fund Hootenanny: As part of Eat Local Month, attend the Community Food Co-op's "Farm Fund Hootenanny" benefit from 6-9:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. In addition to the local food that will be available to purchase, there'll be a square dance with the Great Big Taters, raffle prizes, stories by local farmers sharing innovative projects, and more. Suggested donation is $5-$20; all proceeds directly benefit food and farming projects in Whatcom and Skagit counties. http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:00pm
  • Magic Delivery: Bellingham-based author Clete Barrett Smith reads from his new book for middle school readers who are fans of fantasy, Magic Delivery, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The "fast-paced comedy with lots of chills and thrills" will also be available to purchase. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: Heliotrope will provide the live soundtrack at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's bimonthly Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. No experience is necessary, and no partner is needed. Entry is $6-$10 at the door. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Becoming Wild: Nikki van Schyndel will share her love of storytelling and secrets of the natural world when she reads from Becoming Wild: Living the Primitive Life on a West Coast Island at 7:30pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent St. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    7:30pm
  • A Moving Sound: Listen to musical traditions from Taiwan, China, and other Asian countries when A Moving Sound performs at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The group, led by singer Mia Hsieh, offers "an entryway into Eastern music and artful expression of the universal human condition." Tickets to the first of the "McIntyre Hall Presents" series are $20. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Salsa Night: Join Rumba Northwest for "Salsa Night" starting at 9pm every Saturday at Cafe Rumba, 1430 N. State St. After an introductory lesson, attendees can dance to the a mix of Latin rhythms, including salsa, merengue, bachata, cha-cha-cha, and more. Entry to the all-ages event is $4. http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
    9:00pm

 

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