Week of Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Sunday, September 14, 2014 (21 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
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: Hatchery tours, a salmon habitat bike tour, Marine Center animal feedings, guided river walks, campfire talks, bird presentations, a rain barrel tour, an educational cruise i Drayton Harbor, the Whatcom County Farm Tour, a cloud formation experiment, storytelling events with water themes, a green building users group, a tour of Bellingham Cold Storage, a "Gardening Green" series, an agricultural buffer walk, a beach cleanup, the Bellingham Traverse and more will be part of the annual "Whatcom http://www.whatcomwaterweeks.org
    8:00am
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which is open for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • Hotbox: Do you want to see what a brand-new, full-length play created in less than a week looks like? If so, then attend "HOTBOX" showings at 7:30pm Friday through Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Bellingham playwright and director Ben Eisner will have less than a week to create an entirely new full-length play based on the same theme chosen for Night 1 of the preceding weekend’s 48-Hour Theater Festival. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Art in the Park: Visual artists, artist demos, art activities for kids, performing artists, storytellers, food, music and more will be part of the third annual "Art in the Park" from 10am-5pm Saturday and 12-5pm Sunday at Ferndale's Pioneer Park, 2007 Cherry St. Entry to the family-friendly event is free. (360) 410-0918
    10:00am
  • Summer Music Series: As part of a summer-long series of concerts, Dillinger's Clambake will present its swing and R&B sounds at a performance from 6-8:30pm Saturday at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 4th St. Entry is $8 at the door. At 2pm Sunday, attend a free concert featuring the jazz-based talents of Tubaluba. http://www.theheartofanacortes.com
    6:00pm
  • Sedro-Woolley Founders Days: The final reenactment of Sedro-Woolley's dramatic 1914 bank robbery will be part of a 20th annual "Founders Days" celebration happening from 8am-4pm Saturday and 8am-3pm Sunday throughout the town. Events will also include a breakfast, a book signing of The Wages of Sin: The True Story & Photos of the Great Sedro-Woolley Bank Robbery of 1914, a car show, a Founder's Day breakfast, activities for kids, a community picnic, and an open house at Sedro-Woolley Museum. Many events are free. http://www.sedro-woolley.com
    8:00am
  • Chuckanut Century: The Mt. Baker Bike Club's signature ride, the "Chuckanut Century," begins at 7am at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Riders can choose distances ranging from 25 to 124 miles—all on "one of the most scenic rides in Washington." Fees are $60; funds raised benefit Our TreeHouse. http://www.chuckanutcentury.org
    7:00am
  • 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
  • Studebaker Car Show: The Whatcom County chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club will host its 42nd annual Classic Car Show from 9am-3pm at Ferndale's Hovander Homestead Park, 5299 Nielsen Ave. Entry to show your ride is $10, and admission is free otherwise. (360) 935-4468
    9:00am
  • Fairhaven Sculpture Unveiling: Attend an unveiling of a new bronze statue by Robert McDermott of historic citizen J.J. Donovan at 11am on the corner of Fairhaven's 11th Street and Harris Avenue. In addition to a few remarks from local notables, there'll be music by the Bellingham High School Alumni Band, and comments by members of the Donovan family. http://www.fairhaven.com
    11:00am
  • Bite of Bellingham: Bare Bones BBQ, Bayou on Bay, Bellingham Flatbread, Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro, Chow Gourmet Hot Dogs, Chuckanut Manor, Delicious Mischief, Evolve Chocolate Truffles, The Green Frog, Gypsies and Ginger Snaps, India Grill, Kurly's Kart, Leaf & Ladle, Mad Batter Cupcakes and Confections, Mi Casa Catering, Pure Bliss Desserts, Rock & Rye Oyster House, Silver Reef Casino, Semiahmoo Resort, Slo Pitch Sports Grill and Casino, StrEAT Food, Street Dogz, and The Table by Bellingham Pasta Co. will http://www.downtownbham.wordpress.com
    12:00pm
  • Reaching Beyond Opening: More than 140 works by 90 artists from around the Pacific Northwest can be viewed as part of opening day for "Reaching Beyond: Northwest Designer Craftsmen at 60" from 12-5pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. The exhibit features pieces in clay, glass, wood, metal, fiber and mixed-media. The exhibit shows through Jan. 4. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Swing Connection: Songs of the swing era, along with a selection of more contemporary arrangements, can be heard at a free concert featuring the Swing Connection big band from 1-4pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. http://www.swingconnection.org
    1:00pm
  • Opera Popolare: Soloists and ensembles from Opera Poplare will perform selections from Semele, Samson, and other Handel works from 3-4:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    3:00pm
  • Wander to Wander 1K: Raise funds for the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center by taking part in the inaugural "Wander to Wander 1K" starting at 4pm at Johnny's Donuts, 2201 Cornwall Ave. Participants will "wander" along the route to Wander Brewery, 1807 Dean Ave. Your $20 registration includes a pint of beer or root beer at the finish line. Costumes are encouraged and families are welcome. http://www.whatcomdrc.org
    4:00pm
  • Love Tips: Kac Young shares tips from her how-to tome, 21 Days to the Love of Your Life, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Attend this free presentation and learn the basics of what anyone needs to know to attract a mate. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Exploration Film Tour: The National Outdoor Leadership School presents the "Exploration Film Tour" at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The event features two hours of exciting short films based on themes of wonder, discovery, curiosity and the timelessness of the wilderness experience. Entry is free, but tickets are required. http://www.nols.edu or www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:00pm

Monday, September 15, 2014 (12 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
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: Hatchery tours, a salmon habitat bike tour, Marine Center animal feedings, guided river walks, campfire talks, bird presentations, a rain barrel tour, an educational cruise i Drayton Harbor, the Whatcom County Farm Tour, a cloud formation experiment, storytelling events with water themes, a green building users group, a tour of Bellingham Cold Storage, a "Gardening Green" series, an agricultural buffer walk, a beach cleanup, the Bellingham Traverse and more will be part of the annual "Whatcom http://www.whatcomwaterweeks.org
    8:00am
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which is open for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • Peace Education Program: A 10-week "Peace Education Program" begins tonight from 6-7:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. The free classes include topics of hope, clarity, contentment, understanding. and strength. Feel free to join any or all of the classes. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    6:00pm
  • Rocks & Gems: All are welcome at the Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club's monthly meeting at 7pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Center Building, 2214 Electric Ave. Door prizes, refreshments, a silent auction of rocks and a show-and-tell focusing on summer gleanings will be part of the fun. Entry is free. http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Vaudevillingham: The Bellingham Circus Guild presents its monthly uncensored variety show fundraiser, "Vaudevillingham," at 7pm and 9pm at the creative collective's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Suggested donation is $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Vaudevillingham: The Bellingham Circus Guild presents its monthly uncensored variety show fundraiser, "Vaudevillingham," at 7pm and 9pm at the creative collective's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Suggested donation is $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. 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 16, 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
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: Hatchery tours, a salmon habitat bike tour, Marine Center animal feedings, guided river walks, campfire talks, bird presentations, a rain barrel tour, an educational cruise i Drayton Harbor, the Whatcom County Farm Tour, a cloud formation experiment, storytelling events with water themes, a green building users group, a tour of Bellingham Cold Storage, a "Gardening Green" series, an agricultural buffer walk, a beach cleanup, the Bellingham Traverse and more will be part of the annual "Whatcom http://www.whatcomwaterweeks.org
    8:00am
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which is open for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • Gardening Green: WSU Whatcom Extension presents a "Gardening Green: Sustainable Landscaping" course from 9am-2pm Tuesdays and Thursdays starting today and continuing through Oct. 2 in Bellingham. The six-session class includes presentations, demos, hands-on experience and landscape tours. Register in advance for the free workshops. 671-3891 or http://www.whatcom.wsu.edu
    9:00am
  • Ancestry Workshops: Learn how to access historical records with the Ancestry.com Library Edition at an in-depth class starting at 9am at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Register in advance, please, as space is limited. Researcher and certified librarian Sheryl Fullner will lead two other classes at 4pm and 6pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. All classes are free. http://www.wcls.org
    9:00am
  • Business Book Group: "Sharpen Your Saw: A Business Book Discussion Group" meets for the first time from 11am-1pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The discussion of Adam Grant's Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success will be facilitated by Mike Cook, local business coach, faculty member at WWU, and author. The group will meet on the third Tuesday of each month. http://www.villagebooks.com
    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
  • Eat Local Class: A "Cafe Favorites: Eat Local" course begins at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Cooks from the establishment will share recipes that feature local chicken, corn, eggplant, tomatoes, beans, plums, blackberries and more. Fees are $58. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • Discovering History: "Discover History at the Library" will be the focus of a free presentation with reference librarian and historian Karen Prasse at 7pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington St. (360) 755-0760
    7:00pm
  • Community Chorus Rehearsal: The non-auditioning choral group known as the Bellingham Community Chorus will host a beginning rehearsal at 7pm at Moles Farewell Tributes, 2465 Lakeway Dr. If you're interested in taking part, show up and see what it's all about. The ensemble hosts performances in December and April. (360) 595-0934
    7:00pm
  • Strangers with Candy: Traveling artist and writer Margaret Meps Schulte shares stories from Strangers Have the Best Candy: How Talking to Strangers Leads to a Life of Crazy Adventure and Lasting Friendship at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.mepsnbarry.com
    7:00pm
  • A Streetcar Named Desire: View a live-day broadcast of the National Theatre's production of A Streetcar Named Desire at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $12-$16; an additional showing of the Tennessee Williams masterpiece takes place at 2pm Sun., Sept. 28. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm

Wednesday, September 17, 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
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: Hatchery tours, a salmon habitat bike tour, Marine Center animal feedings, guided river walks, campfire talks, bird presentations, a rain barrel tour, an educational cruise i Drayton Harbor, the Whatcom County Farm Tour, a cloud formation experiment, storytelling events with water themes, a green building users group, a tour of Bellingham Cold Storage, a "Gardening Green" series, an agricultural buffer walk, a beach cleanup, the Bellingham Traverse and more will be part of the annual "Whatcom http://www.whatcomwaterweeks.org
    8:00am
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which is open for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • Grown Up Show and Tell: Bring a photo, letter, family heirloom or artifact and share your story at a "Grown Up Show and Tell" gathering from 10:30am-12:30pm at the Sudden Valley Adult Center, 98 Barn View Court, Gate 2. Sara Geballe of Memoir Crafters will lead the way. P.S. Feel free to just show up to look and listen. http://www.wcls.org or www.personalhistorians.org
    10:30am
  • Silver Linings Luncheon: Bestselling author, nurse, social worker and cancer survivor Hollye Jacobs will share coping tools for dealing with diagnosis, treatment and recovery from illness relating to her book The Silver Lining at a Women's Health Luncheon from 11:30am-1:15pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Entry is $15 and includes lunch. (360) 814-2424
    11:30am
  • Public Education Forum: Current public school employees will share their perspectives about the current issues facing our legislators in the 2014-15 legislative session at a Public Education Forum from 4-6pm at Building G at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindberg Ave. This is a nonpartisan event—all incumbents and candidates in the general election for the 40th and 42nd districts have been invited. (360) 354-9919
    4:00pm
  • Literacy Council Recruitment: Find out more about what it takes to be Whatcom Literacy Council tutor at an information session happening from 5:15-6pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Tutoring tips can also be found on the nonprofit's website. http://www.whatcomliteracy.org
    5:15pm
  • Land Trust Volunteer Opportunities: Find out why volunteers are essential to local land conservation at a "Volunteer Opportunities Open House" from 5:30-6:30m at Mount Vernon's Skagit Land Trust, 1020 S. Third St. Please peruse the nonprofit's website if you can't make it, but are still interested in volunteering. http://www.skagitlandtrust.org
    5:30pm
  • 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
  • Fierce Fest Benefit: Music by Nature Boys, Sister Palace, and Golden Hour can be heard at a benefit for Fierce Fest—an all-ages queer and feminist music and arts festival taking place in Bellingham in October—starting at 7pm at the Alternative Library, 1421 Railroad Ave. Entry is $5. http://www.fiercefest.tumblr.com
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm

Thursday, September 18, 2014 (15 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
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: Hatchery tours, a salmon habitat bike tour, Marine Center animal feedings, guided river walks, campfire talks, bird presentations, a rain barrel tour, an educational cruise i Drayton Harbor, the Whatcom County Farm Tour, a cloud formation experiment, storytelling events with water themes, a green building users group, a tour of Bellingham Cold Storage, a "Gardening Green" series, an agricultural buffer walk, a beach cleanup, the Bellingham Traverse and more will be part of the annual "Whatcom http://www.whatcomwaterweeks.org
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through this Saturday at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • Butt Kapinski: Acclaimed touring artist Deanna Fleysher brings her "hilarious one-woman film-noir detective clown show," Butt Kapinski, to Bellingham for performances at 7:30pm Thursday, and 7:30pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tickets to opening night are free; otherwise, it's $10-$12. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Studio Tour Brown Bag: "Whatcom Artists Studio Tour: Past and Present" will be the focus of a Brown Bag presentation at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. WAST Board member Jeni Cottrell will be joined by area artists for an overview of the 20-year-old tour's history, a look at individual processes, and how you can participate and support local artists. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • McIntyre Hall Open House: Get details about the upcoming season ahead, visit with community arts organizations, tour the space and enjoy entertainment, refreshments, giveaways and purchase tickets for shows at the Community Open House from 4-7pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Admission is free. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    4:00pm
  • Beyond the Basics: "Beyond Bike Maintenance Basics: Brakes & Drive Train" will be the focus of a free workshop from 6-7:30pm at REI, 400 36th St. If you've already taken a "Bike Maintenance Basics" class, this is your next step. Please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Eat Local Dinner Theater: Clay Mazing and his Bee Bones Band will team up with members of the Bellingham circus community for a Third Thursday Eat Local Dinner Theater performance at 6pm at the Swan Cafe at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is free; attendees will have the option to purchase a locally sourced deli special. http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:00pm
  • Crops to Cuisine II: Spirits and wine will be paired with a multi-course meal at a "Crops to Cuisine II" dinner starting at 6:30pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Entry is $79. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    6:30pm
  • Travelogue Talk: "Viva Cuba!" will be the focus of the first Travelogue presentations of the season from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. At the event, Heather Haugland will share some of her favorite stories and photos from her many trips to Cuba over the last 15 years. Suggested donation is $3. 778-7000 or http://www.cob.org
    7:00pm
  • Sustainable Revolution: Cultural anthropologist Juliana Birnbaum shares ideas from Sustainable [R]evolution: Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms and Communties Worldwide at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book features the work of a worldwide network of visionaries, including journalists, activists, indigenous leaders and permaculturists. 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, September 19, 2014 (20 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
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: Hatchery tours, a salmon habitat bike tour, Marine Center animal feedings, guided river walks, campfire talks, bird presentations, a rain barrel tour, an educational cruise i Drayton Harbor, the Whatcom County Farm Tour, a cloud formation experiment, storytelling events with water themes, a green building users group, a tour of Bellingham Cold Storage, a "Gardening Green" series, an agricultural buffer walk, a beach cleanup, the Bellingham Traverse and more will be part of the annual "Whatcom http://www.whatcomwaterweeks.org
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through this Saturday at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • Butt Kapinski: Acclaimed touring artist Deanna Fleysher brings her "hilarious one-woman film-noir detective clown show," Butt Kapinski, to Bellingham for performances at 7:30pm Thursday, and 7:30pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tickets to opening night are free; otherwise, it's $10-$12. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Fall Book Sale: Help raise funds for building upkeep and community programs by using your purchasing power at a Fall Book Sale happening from 10am-4pm Friday and Saturday at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. 592-5748 or http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Truth Be Told: Improvised scenes, characters and relationships inspired by true monologues from performers can be seen at new "Truth Be Told" shows at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    9:00pm
  • 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
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in September at Whatcom Falls Park. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Mission Ride: Help out homeless vets by taking part in the Lighthouse Mission's second annual "Mission Ride" starting with a cookout and elevator dedication at 5pm at the nonprofit's headquarters at 910 W. Holly St. At 6pm, motorcyclists will "roll out" for a ride along Chuckanut Drive. Entry is $10; registration includes a T-shirt. http://www.thelighthousemission.org
    5:00pm
  • Poets for Peace: As part of the International Day of Peace, area poets, writers and musicians will give voice to rising aspirations and expressions for peace at a "Bellingham's Poets for Peace" gathering from 5-9pm at St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. In addition to the readings, there'll be a soup and bread dinner, a book table for participating authors and more. Entry is free. 961-2320 or http://www.facebook.com/worldpeacepoets
    5:00pm
  • Plein Air Paint Out Reception: An opening reception for the "Plein Air Paint Out" exhibit takes place from 6-8pm at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly St. The exhibit features paintings from artists who participated in August's Plein Air Paint Out on the nearby Holly Street corridor. The art is for sale, and artists will get 80 percent of the proceeds. 319-6115 or http://www.mindport.org
    6:00pm
  • Family Story Night: Kids and adults can show up for an hour of coaching and introduction to storytelling with members of the Bellingham Storytellers Guild at 6pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. At 7pm, Family Story Night will commence. Entry is free. 778-7188
    6:00pm
  • Music and Wine: Listen to music by flamenco guitarist David Feingold and harpist Elvira Friesen at "An Evening of Wine-Tasting and Music" benefit at 6pm at Lynden's Dutch Village Mall, 655 Front St. Tickets are $25; proceeds benefit the Lynden Music Festival. http://www.lyndenmusicfestival.com
    6:00pm
  • Dreams and reality: Sharon Reed-Hendricks shares stories from One Man's Dream, One Woman's Reality at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The autobiographical tome focuses on the lessons Sharon and her husband learned during a six-year sailing adventure. Sharon and Steve will also be on hand to tell their story at 7:30pm Saturday at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. Both events are free. http://www.villagebooks.com or www.wcls.org
    7:00pm
  • Mudflat Walkers CD Release: Food vendors, a beer garden and acrobatic performances will be part of a CD Release party and concert with Mudflat Walkers and guests starting at 7pm at the Bellingham Circus Guild's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Spoonshine and Hot Damn Scandal will also perform. Tickets are $10-$20. 220-0247 or http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Improv Mixer: Anyone with prior improvisation experience is invited to an "Evening Improv Mixer" from 7:30-10pm at Improv Playworks, 1308 E St. Please bring $5-$10 to help cover studio rental costs, plus finger food or drinks to share if you're so inclined. Please register by Sept. 17. 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.com
    7:30pm

Saturday, September 20, 2014 (28 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
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: Hatchery tours, a salmon habitat bike tour, Marine Center animal feedings, guided river walks, campfire talks, bird presentations, a rain barrel tour, an educational cruise i Drayton Harbor, the Whatcom County Farm Tour, a cloud formation experiment, storytelling events with water themes, a green building users group, a tour of Bellingham Cold Storage, a "Gardening Green" series, an agricultural buffer walk, a beach cleanup, the Bellingham Traverse and more will be part of the annual "Whatcom http://www.whatcomwaterweeks.org
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through this Saturday at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • Butt Kapinski: Acclaimed touring artist Deanna Fleysher brings her "hilarious one-woman film-noir detective clown show," Butt Kapinski, to Bellingham for performances at 7:30pm Thursday, and 7:30pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tickets to opening night are free; otherwise, it's $10-$12. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Fall Book Sale: Help raise funds for building upkeep and community programs by using your purchasing power at a Fall Book Sale happening from 10am-4pm Friday and Saturday at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. 592-5748 or http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Truth Be Told: Improvised scenes, characters and relationships inspired by true monologues from performers can be seen at new "Truth Be Told" shows at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    9:00pm
  • 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
  • Tour de Whidbey: Choose from a variety of bicycling routes varying from 10 miles to 100 miles at the annual "Tour de Whidbey" starting at 7am at the island's Greenbank Farm. Entry is $25-$60 for individual riders. http://www.whidbeygen.org
    7:00am
  • Fairhaven Walking Club: Whether you’re looking to improve or compete, all are welcome at the weekly Fairhaven Walking Club led by Cindy Paffumi starting at 8am at various locations in Fairhaven. Walk routes and meeting places change from week to week. All paces are welcome. 676-4955 or 319-3350
    8:00am
  • Fall Color: A free "Innovative Containers for Fall Color" workshop begins at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. To learn more about the topic, please sign up in advance. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Museum Tag Sale: Everything from artwork to linens, toys, tableware and more can be found at the 10th annual "Tag Sale" from 9am-3pm at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. All proceeds benefit exhibitions and programs at the museum. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    9:00am
  • Walk to Defeat ALS: Bring attention to people living with ALS, help raise money to find a cure and come together for something you care about at today's "Walk to Defeat ALS" starting at 10am at the Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 N. Harbor Loop Dr. Join as an individual or a team, or donate to a walker of your choice. http://www.alsa.org
    10:00am
  • Run 4 Refuge: Hope 4 Justice, a Bellingham-based human trafficking awareness group, will host the second annual "Run 4 Refuge" walk and run starting at 10am at East Lake Padden Park, 4882 Samish Way. Entry is $40, and includes a T-shirt. http://www.hope4justice.org
    10:00am
  • Veteran Benefits: If you've served in the United States military, come to a "Veteran Benefits" gathering from 10am-12pm at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. If you need information about your benefits, need to enroll in VA health care or need to know more about military discharge papers, come to the free event. 393-5514
    10:00am
  • Seconds Sale: Not-quite-perfect pots, experimental pots, old pots—all of which are in need of perfect homes and priced to sell—will be up for sale at the annual "Seconds Sale" from 11am-5pm at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    11:00am
  • META Golf Tourney: Multicultural Educational Theatre Art (META), the Theater Arts Guild (TAG), and the Lincoln Theatre will team up for a fundraising Golf Tournament starting at noon at Burlington's Avalon Golf Links, 19345 Kelleher Rd. Entry is $400 for a team of four and includes 18 holes of golf, a riding car, lunch and prizes. (360) 305-8455 or http://www.metaperformingarts.org
    12:00pm
  • Bellingham Traverse: Solo, tandem and relay teams can challenge themselves—and one another—at the multi-sport Bellingham Traverse, which begins at 12pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. The annual event celebrates the lifecycle of wild salmon and the natural and urban challenges of their journey. Entry fees vary. http://www.recreationnorthwest.org
    12:00pm
  • Life After Death: Bellingham-based author Hilary Jamron shares stories from Surrealistic Trials: Surviving My Life After Death at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Jamron's book focuses on the lessons she learned after she "died" from a drug overdose at 18 and journeyed to the so-called "other side." http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Matzke Live Art Auction: Preview the works for the fifth annal "Live Art Auction" from 11am-5pm at Camano Island's Matzke Fine Art Gallery, 2345 Blanche Way. A party with food, desserts and beverages begins at 4pm, and the auction—which includes more than 75 pieces of fine art by 60 local and regional artists—begins at 5pm. Entry to the event is $20 (the preview is free). http://www.matzkefineart.com
    5:00pm
  • Line Dancing Classes: Western Line Dancing classes are offered at 6pm (beginners) and 7pm (intermediates) every Friday night at Lynden’s Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is needed. Cost is $5 per class. 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • 5Point Film Festival: View a variety of short films that will inspire you to get off the couch, pack your van and embark on a new adventure when the 5Point Film Festival returns to Bellingham starting with a Kulshan Brewing Co. community tailgate party at 6pm at the Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. Before the films start screening at dusk, there'll be live music, food, beverages, activities, vendor booths, giveaways and more. Entry is $10 (kids 12 and under are free). http://www.5pointfilm.org
    6:00pm
  • Soldiers’ Angels Benefit Concert: Matt Audette and the Circle of Friends Band will perform at a benefit for Soldiers' Angels starting with a ham dinner at 6pm at Blaine's Haynie Grange, 3144 Haynie Rd. The music will begin at 7pm. Entry is $12-$25. 336-3321 or http://www.thehaynieopry.com
    7:00pm
  • Cabaret Capers: A variety of barbershop choruses—including NW Harmony, the Mt. Baker Toppers, the Blend, and Elation Quartet—will perform at a "Cabaret Capers: Harmony for the Homeless" concert at 7pm at Hillcrest Chapel, 1400 Larrabee Ave. Tickets are $10; proceeds benefit the Interfaith Coalition's cold weather shelter program. http://www.interfaith-coalition.org or www.valleyvoices.weebly.com
    7:00pm
  • Sonny Sixkiller Buys the Washington Redskins: Setting Sun Productions—a group dedicated to marketing Native American-themed performing arts, as well as making the culture and the history of Native American people accessible—presents a performance of Sonny Sixkiller Buys the Washington Redskins at 7pm at Whatcom Community College's Syre Student Center, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. In the play, the character of Sonny Sixkiller is a councilman for his tribe who convinces his council to pursue his dream to buy the Washington Redskins. Entry is $10. http://www.facebook.com or www.brownpapertickets.com
    7:00pm
  • Clearbrook Dixie Band: Traditional jazz and swing and more can be heard when the Clearbrook Dixie Band performers at 7:30pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Prospect St. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. http://www.jansenartcenter.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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