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Week of Sunday, July 5, 2015
(120 events)

 

 

Sunday, July 5, 2015 (14 events)

  • Northwest Tandem Rally: The multi-day Northwest Tandem Rally takes place from Thursday to Monday throughout Bellingham. The event includes organized, supported bicycle rides, a vendor fair, a banquet, Tour de France viewing parties, ice cream sampling, beer-tasting, Bellingham Bay cruising, and more. Registration prices vary. http://www.nwtr.org or www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    10:00am
  • Loggerodeo: A chainsaw carving competition, a carnival, a classic car show, parades, a foot race, a logging show, a street dance, food-related events, fireworks, a beard contest and much, much more will be part of the annual "Loggerodeo"—the longest-running 4th of July celebration in Washington State—taking place Thursday through Monday throughout Sedro-Woolley. Prices vary. http://www.loggerrodeo.com
    10:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors plays in repertory with King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, and Shakespeare's Rebel at the 26th annual "Bard on the Beach" through September at Vancouver BC's Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Ave. Tickets are $26-$45. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection; many performances sell out in advance. http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    2:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Plover Ferry: The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Friday and Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursions is $1 for kids and $5 for adults. http://www.draytonharbormaritime.org
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Festival of Music: Guest musicians Vadim Gluzman, Katie Van Kooten, Christina Smith, Maria Valdes, Ilana Davidson, Morris Robinson, Alex Hann, and more will be part of the classical music extravaganza known as the Bellingham Festival of Music taking place July 3-19 at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center and the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Tickets are $12-$50. Free community concerts also take place at Mallard Ice Cream (July 4) and Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall (July 9-17). http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • FAIRHAVEN RIDE: Meet up with folks from Fairhaven Bike & Ski for a weekly race-pace ride at 8am at the Fairhaven Village Green. 733-4433 or http://www.fairhavenbike.com
    8:00am
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bike, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:00am
  • 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
  • Dynamic Duo Reception: A reception for "Dynamic Duo"—featuring the work of Peggy Kondo and Larry Richmond—takes place from 1-4pm at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. The duo represent true collaboration in life and art: Larry's intricately carved ceramics pair perfectly with Peggy's hand-woven basketry and punch needle embroidery. See the works through July. http://www.goodearthpots.com
    1:00pm
  • The Audience: Helen Mirren reprises her Olivier Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II at a big-screen National Theatre Live viewing of The Audience at 2pm in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $12-$16. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    2:00pm
  • Fiddlin’ Fox Summer Music Series: The country-western sounds of the Lost Highway Band will kick off the annual "Fiddlin' Fox" summer music series at a free concert taking place from 2-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. There will also be a free dance lesson at the beginning of each show. Entry is free. Additional concerts happen July 12 (Alma Villegas), July 19 (Balkanarama), and July 26 (Swamp Soul). http://www.fairhaven.com
    2:00pm
  • Ferndale Public Market: Attend the Ferndale Public Market from 2-7pm every Sunday through Oct. 11 near the town's Old Settler's Village, 2007 Cherry St. http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.org
    2:00pm
  • Nonfiction Writing Group: A Nonfiction & Memoir Writing Group meets at 3:15pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. New members are asked to attend at least two meetings before submitting their own works for critique. The group meets on the first and third Sunday of each month. 671-2626
    3:15pm

Monday, July 6, 2015 (14 events)

  • Northwest Tandem Rally: The multi-day Northwest Tandem Rally takes place from Thursday to Monday throughout Bellingham. The event includes organized, supported bicycle rides, a vendor fair, a banquet, Tour de France viewing parties, ice cream sampling, beer-tasting, Bellingham Bay cruising, and more. Registration prices vary. http://www.nwtr.org or www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    10:00am
  • Loggerodeo: A chainsaw carving competition, a carnival, a classic car show, parades, a foot race, a logging show, a street dance, food-related events, fireworks, a beard contest and much, much more will be part of the annual "Loggerodeo"—the longest-running 4th of July celebration in Washington State—taking place Thursday through Monday throughout Sedro-Woolley. Prices vary. http://www.loggerrodeo.com
    10:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors plays in repertory with King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, and Shakespeare's Rebel at the 26th annual "Bard on the Beach" through September at Vancouver BC's Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Ave. Tickets are $26-$45. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection; many performances sell out in advance. http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    2:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Summer Drama Camps: Sign your kids up for the Neighborhood Playhouse's 14th annual Summer Drama Camps starting this week at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Kids in 3rd-5th grade can take part in "A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Young Actor's Lighthearted Introduction to Shakespeare" (July 6-10). Students in grades 6-12 can take part in "Camp Comedy." Cost to participate in each workshop is $195. Additional workshops happen later in July. http://www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Festival of Music: Guest musicians Vadim Gluzman, Katie Van Kooten, Christina Smith, Maria Valdes, Ilana Davidson, Morris Robinson, Alex Hann, and more will be part of the classical music extravaganza known as the Bellingham Festival of Music taking place July 3-19 at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center and the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Tickets are $12-$50. Free community concerts also take place at Mallard Ice Cream (July 4) and Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall (July 9-17). http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Swing Bootcamp: Sign for a "Swing Bootcamp" for beginners taking place from 6-7:30pm Mon., Wed., and Fri. from July 6-17 at the Bellingham Dance Company, 1705 N. State St. Fees are $95 for students, seniors and members of the military, and $110 general. An intermediate-to-advanced Swing Bootcamp happens during the same hours and days of the week from July 20-July 31. As part of the summer series, there will also be a "Latin Bootcamp" beginning Aug. 3. http://www.bellinghamdancecompany.com
    6:00pm
  • Drayton Harbor Music Festival: Concerts will take place at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, Semiahmoo Resort, and in downtown Blaine July 6-11 as part of the Drayton Harbor Music Festival (formerly the Blaine Jazz Festival). In addition to highlighting established performers such as Greta Matassa, Greg Hopkins, and Chris Woitach, the festival features performances by talented teens, festival faculty and more. Prices vary, and some concerts are free. http://www.draytonharbormusic.org
    12:00pm
  • YA Read!: All readers of teen literature can discuss Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone at a YA Read! book discussion group meeting at 6pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. 778-7231
    6:00pm
  • Bike Maintenance Basics: Learn how to lube a chain, fix a flat tire in record time and make other minor adjustments to your ride at a "Bike Maintenance Basics" class at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free workshop. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Music-Reading Session: Bayshore Symphony will host a Summer Music-Reading Session from 7-9pm in Mount Vernon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 415 S. 18th St. The "just for fun!" event is open to all interested musicians. http://www.bayshoremusicproject.com
    7:00pm
  • General Lit Book Group: Oliver Sacks' Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain will be the subject of discussion at a General Literature Book Group meeting at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. All are welcome; the group meeting on the first Monday of each month. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their creative verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:45pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation. P.S. Please use the back fountain entry. http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9:30pm every Monday at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    9:30pm

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 (11 events)

  • Bard on the Beach: Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors plays in repertory with King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, and Shakespeare's Rebel at the 26th annual "Bard on the Beach" through September at Vancouver BC's Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Ave. Tickets are $26-$45. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection; many performances sell out in advance. http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    2:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Summer Drama Camps: Sign your kids up for the Neighborhood Playhouse's 14th annual Summer Drama Camps starting this week at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Kids in 3rd-5th grade can take part in "A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Young Actor's Lighthearted Introduction to Shakespeare" (July 6-10). Students in grades 6-12 can take part in "Camp Comedy." Cost to participate in each workshop is $195. Additional workshops happen later in July. http://www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Festival of Music: Guest musicians Vadim Gluzman, Katie Van Kooten, Christina Smith, Maria Valdes, Ilana Davidson, Morris Robinson, Alex Hann, and more will be part of the classical music extravaganza known as the Bellingham Festival of Music taking place July 3-19 at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center and the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Tickets are $12-$50. Free community concerts also take place at Mallard Ice Cream (July 4) and Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall (July 9-17). http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Swing Bootcamp: Sign for a "Swing Bootcamp" for beginners taking place from 6-7:30pm Mon., Wed., and Fri. from July 6-17 at the Bellingham Dance Company, 1705 N. State St. Fees are $95 for students, seniors and members of the military, and $110 general. An intermediate-to-advanced Swing Bootcamp happens during the same hours and days of the week from July 20-July 31. As part of the summer series, there will also be a "Latin Bootcamp" beginning Aug. 3. http://www.bellinghamdancecompany.com
    6:00pm
  • Drayton Harbor Music Festival: Concerts will take place at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, Semiahmoo Resort, and in downtown Blaine July 6-11 as part of the Drayton Harbor Music Festival (formerly the Blaine Jazz Festival). In addition to highlighting established performers such as Greta Matassa, Greg Hopkins, and Chris Woitach, the festival features performances by talented teens, festival faculty and more. Prices vary, and some concerts are free. http://www.draytonharbormusic.org
    12:00pm
  • Sign Language Classes: The Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center offers American Sign Language classes as a free service to the community from 12-1pm on the first three Tuesdays of each month in Bellingham. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 255-7166 or 647-0910
    12:00pm
  • All-Paces Run: Staffers and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes—by the water or through the woods. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Hammocking Basics: "Elevated Camping: Hammocking Basics" will be the focus of a clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Along with getting hands-on with the hammocks and accessories that can make your next outing more comfortable, you'll also learn practical setup advice to keep you off the ground and minimize your impact. Entry is free; register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Work Party: Join Bellingham Parks and Rec to help remove invasive plants at a Summer Work Party from 6:30-8:30pm at Squalicum Creek Park. Park in the main lot off Squalicum Parkway, and follow the signs to the worksite. 778-7000
    6:30pm
  • International Folk Dancing: Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at the Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterwards. http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
    7:00pm

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 (19 events)

  • Drayton Harbor Music Festival: Concerts will take place at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, Semiahmoo Resort, and in downtown Blaine through July 11 as part of the Drayton Harbor Music Festival (formerly the Blaine Jazz Festival). In addition to highlighting established performers such as Greta Matassa, Greg Hopkins, and Chris Woitach, the festival features performances by talented teens, festival faculty and more. Prices vary, and some concerts are free. http://www.draytonharbormusic.org
    12:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors plays in repertory with King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, and Shakespeare's Rebel at the 26th annual "Bard on the Beach" through September at Vancouver BC's Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Ave. Tickets are $26-$45. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection; many performances sell out in advance. http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    2:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Summer Drama Camps: Sign your kids up for the Neighborhood Playhouse's 14th annual Summer Drama Camps starting this week at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Kids in 3rd-5th grade can take part in "A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Young Actor's Lighthearted Introduction to Shakespeare" (July 6-10). Students in grades 6-12 can take part in "Camp Comedy." Cost to participate in each workshop is $195. Additional workshops happen later in July. http://www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Festival of Music: Guest musicians Vadim Gluzman, Katie Van Kooten, Christina Smith, Maria Valdes, Ilana Davidson, Morris Robinson, Alex Hann, and more will be part of the classical music extravaganza known as the Bellingham Festival of Music taking place July 3-19 at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center and the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Tickets are $12-$50. Free community concerts also take place at Mallard Ice Cream (July 4) and Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall (July 9-17). http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Swing Bootcamp: Sign for a "Swing Bootcamp" for beginners taking place from 6-7:30pm Mon., Wed., and Fri. from July 6-17 at the Bellingham Dance Company, 1705 N. State St. Fees are $95 for students, seniors and members of the military, and $110 general. An intermediate-to-advanced Swing Bootcamp happens during the same hours and days of the week from July 20-July 31. As part of the summer series, there will also be a "Latin Bootcamp" beginning Aug. 3. http://www.bellinghamdancecompany.com
    6:00pm
  • Drayton Harbor Music Festival: Concerts will take place at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, Semiahmoo Resort, and in downtown Blaine July 6-11 as part of the Drayton Harbor Music Festival (formerly the Blaine Jazz Festival). In addition to highlighting established performers such as Greta Matassa, Greg Hopkins, and Chris Woitach, the festival features performances by talented teens, festival faculty and more. Prices vary, and some concerts are free. http://www.draytonharbormusic.org
    12:00pm
  • Wednesday Farmers Market: The Wednesday Farmers Market takes place from 12-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. (behind Village Books). Farmers feature everything from fresh produce to plants, meat, flowers and more, and there are also craft vendors, ready-to-eat food options and live music. The market continues weekly through Sept. 30. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    12:00pm
  • Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market: Suss out summer offerings at the weekly Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market from 3-7pm every Wednesday through September at Hammer Heritage Park (on the corner of Ferry and Metcalf streets). http://www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
    3:00pm
  • Downtown Sounds: Acorn Project and McTuff will perform at the second "Downtown Sounds" concert of the season starting at 5:30pm in downtown Bellingham on Bay Street. The 11th annual music series continues with concerts through July, including the New Triumph with Polecat (July 15), the Scott Pemberton Trio with Ayron Jones (July 22), and Baby Cakes with Five Alarm Funk (July 29). Entry is free. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    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
  • Group Run: All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free and no registration is required. http://www.skagitrunners.org
    6:00pm
  • Baker Emergency Resources: If you live in the Kendall, Maple Falls, or Glacier area and are worried about what to do in an emergency situation, join the Baker Emergency Resource Team from 6:30-8pm on the second Wednesday of every month at the East Whatcom Resource Center, 8251 Kendall Rd. (360) 599-1075
    6:30pm
  • Brewers Cruise: Sample liquid goods from Boundary Bay Brewery, Fremont Brewing Company, and Bellevue Brewing at San Juan Cruises' "Bellingham Bay Brewers Cruise" starting at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $35 and includes various snacks and beer-brined wings. The cruises take place weekly through Sept. 26. http://www.whales.com
    6:30pm
  • East Indian Cuisine: Balabhadra focuses on "East Indian Vegetarian Cuisine" at a course taking place from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater: The Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theatre hosts its monthly Open Mic at 7pm at the Colophon Cafe, 1208 11th St. The event is free and open to all who want to share their poetry or prose—or just listen in. 671-9961
    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, July 9, 2015 (20 events)

  • Drayton Harbor Music Festival: Concerts will take place at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, Semiahmoo Resort, and in downtown Blaine through July 11 as part of the Drayton Harbor Music Festival (formerly the Blaine Jazz Festival). In addition to highlighting established performers such as Greta Matassa, Greg Hopkins, and Chris Woitach, the festival features performances by talented teens, festival faculty and more. Prices vary, and some concerts are free. http://www.draytonharbormusic.org
    12:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors plays in repertory with King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, and Shakespeare's Rebel at the 26th annual "Bard on the Beach" through September at Vancouver BC's Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Ave. Tickets are $26-$45. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection; many performances sell out in advance. http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    2:00pm
  • Bellingham Festival of Music: Concerts featuring guest musicians Alexander Hanna (double bass), the Calidore String Quartet, Arnaldo Cohen (piano), and Illana Davidson (soprano) will be part of the remaining concerts of the classical music extravaganza known as the Bellingham Festival of Music taking place through July 19 at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center and the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Tickets are $12-$50. Free community concerts also take place at 12pm Thurs., July 9 and 12pm Fri., July 17 at http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Summer Drama Camps: Sign your kids up for the Neighborhood Playhouse's 14th annual Summer Drama Camps starting this week at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Kids in 3rd-5th grade can take part in "A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Young Actor's Lighthearted Introduction to Shakespeare" (July 6-10). Students in grades 6-12 can take part in "Camp Comedy." Cost to participate in each workshop is $195. Additional workshops happen later in July. http://www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Festival of Music: Guest musicians Vadim Gluzman, Katie Van Kooten, Christina Smith, Maria Valdes, Ilana Davidson, Morris Robinson, Alex Hann, and more will be part of the classical music extravaganza known as the Bellingham Festival of Music taking place July 3-19 at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center and the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Tickets are $12-$50. Free community concerts also take place at Mallard Ice Cream (July 4) and Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall (July 9-17). http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Swing Bootcamp: Sign for a "Swing Bootcamp" for beginners taking place from 6-7:30pm Mon., Wed., and Fri. from July 6-17 at the Bellingham Dance Company, 1705 N. State St. Fees are $95 for students, seniors and members of the military, and $110 general. An intermediate-to-advanced Swing Bootcamp happens during the same hours and days of the week from July 20-July 31. As part of the summer series, there will also be a "Latin Bootcamp" beginning Aug. 3. http://www.bellinghamdancecompany.com
    6:00pm
  • Drayton Harbor Music Festival: Concerts will take place at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, Semiahmoo Resort, and in downtown Blaine July 6-11 as part of the Drayton Harbor Music Festival (formerly the Blaine Jazz Festival). In addition to highlighting established performers such as Greta Matassa, Greg Hopkins, and Chris Woitach, the festival features performances by talented teens, festival faculty and more. Prices vary, and some concerts are free. http://www.draytonharbormusic.org
    12:00pm
  • Lynden Farmers Market: Procure goods from local growers at the Lynden Farmers Market from 12-5pm at 324 Front St. (across from the Jansen Art Center). The market continues Thursdays through Oct. 30. http://www.lyndenfarmersmarket.com
    12:00pm
  • Book Talk: Librarian Katie Bray leads a bimonthly "Book Talk" at 5pm 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. 778-7230
    5:00pm
  • Blues and Brews: The Atlantics will perform at a "Blues, Brews & BBQ" summer concert series taking place from 5-9pm every Thursday through Aug. 27 on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. The free event features a variety of live music, local beer and a delicious barbecue menu. http://www.hotelbellwether.com
    5:00pm
  • Summer Park Concert Series: Listen to the rock stylings of Joy Ride from 6-8pm in Bellingham's Columbia Neighborhood at Elizabeth Park. The free, family friendly summer concert series features live music every Thursday through Aug. 27. http://www.cob.org
    6:00pm
  • History Cruise: Whatcom Museum hosts its first "Sunset History Cruise" of the season tonight starting at 6pm at Island Mariner Cruises, 2621 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Bellingham historian Brian Griffin leads the popular Bellingham Bay excursions, which, in addition to beautiful scenery, includes stories about the region's fascinating history. Tickets are $30-$35; additional cruises happen every Thursday through Aug. 27. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    6:00pm
  • Eat Your Weeds: Organic farm worker, forager and wild foods educator Terri Wilde leads an "Eat Your Weeds!" course from 6:30-8pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Wilde will identify local edible weeds and share recipes for preparing these common garden weeds that add variety to our diet without putting agricultural strain on the planet. Samples will be provided. Entry is $10. 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:30pm
  • Community Forum: "Oil Trains, Oil Tankers, the Arctic and Our Future" will be the focus of a Community Forum taking place from 7-8:30pm at St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. At the free event, a panel of speakers will give short presentations, followed by discussion and questions from the audience. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    7:00pm
  • America Invades: Christopher Kelly shares ideas from the book he co-authored with British historian and author Stuart Laycock, America Invades: How We've Invaded or Been Militarily Involved with Almost Every Country on Earth, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Kelly is the son of a Korean War veteran and the descendant of Stephen Van Rensselaer, the leader of a disastrous invasion of Canada during the War of 1812. 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
  • Storytime for Grownups: Award-winning stage and screen actor Megan Cole presents a one-night-only performance of her one-woman show, "Storytime for Grownups: Turning Points" at 7:30pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The solo piece presented by Western Washington University's Extended Education focuses on the various anticipated and unanticipated transitions in one's life. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. http://www.idiomtheater.com or www.wwu.edu/bsn
    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, July 10, 2015 (27 events)

  • Drayton Harbor Music Festival: Concerts will take place at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, Semiahmoo Resort, and in downtown Blaine through July 11 as part of the Drayton Harbor Music Festival (formerly the Blaine Jazz Festival). In addition to highlighting established performers such as Greta Matassa, Greg Hopkins, and Chris Woitach, the festival features performances by talented teens, festival faculty and more. Prices vary, and some concerts are free. http://www.draytonharbormusic.org
    12:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors plays in repertory with King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, and Shakespeare's Rebel at the 26th annual "Bard on the Beach" through September at Vancouver BC's Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Ave. Tickets are $26-$45. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection; many performances sell out in advance. http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    2:00pm
  • Bellingham Festival of Music: Concerts featuring guest musicians Alexander Hanna (double bass), the Calidore String Quartet, Arnaldo Cohen (piano), and Illana Davidson (soprano) will be part of the remaining concerts of the classical music extravaganza known as the Bellingham Festival of Music taking place through July 19 at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center and the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Tickets are $12-$50. Free community concerts also take place at 12pm Thurs., July 9 and 12pm Fri., July 17 at http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Summer Drama Camps: Sign your kids up for the Neighborhood Playhouse's 14th annual Summer Drama Camps starting this week at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Kids in 3rd-5th grade can take part in "A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Young Actor's Lighthearted Introduction to Shakespeare" (July 6-10). Students in grades 6-12 can take part in "Camp Comedy." Cost to participate in each workshop is $195. Additional workshops happen later in July. http://www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net
    10:00am
  • An Improvised Musical: Improvised scenes, songs, choreography and more can be experienced when "An Improvised Musical" shows at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The format will show weekend nights through July. Please note that summer hours are in effect at the theater through early September—meaning there's only one show a night on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    9:00pm
  • Swing Bootcamp: Sign for a "Swing Bootcamp" for beginners taking place from 6-7:30pm Mon., Wed., and Fri. from July 6-17 at the Bellingham Dance Company, 1705 N. State St. Fees are $95 for students, seniors and members of the military, and $110 general. An intermediate-to-advanced Swing Bootcamp happens during the same hours and days of the week from July 20-July 31. As part of the summer series, there will also be a "Latin Bootcamp" beginning Aug. 3. http://www.bellinghamdancecompany.com
    6:00pm
  • Drayton Harbor Music Festival: Concerts will take place at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, Semiahmoo Resort, and in downtown Blaine July 6-11 as part of the Drayton Harbor Music Festival (formerly the Blaine Jazz Festival). In addition to highlighting established performers such as Greta Matassa, Greg Hopkins, and Chris Woitach, the festival features performances by talented teens, festival faculty and more. Prices vary, and some concerts are free. http://www.draytonharbormusic.org
    12:00pm
  • Circus Variety Show: The IMPulse Circus Collective brings "IMPlosion: A Variety Circus Show" to town for shows at 7pm Friday, and 3pm and 7pm Saturday at the Bellingham Circus Guild, 1401 6th St., suite #102. The performers are artists in residence at Seattle's School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts. Acts include teeterboard, Cyr wheel, slack rope, juggling, aerial fabric and rope, as well as some special surprises. Tickets are $10-$20. http://www.impulsecircus.com
    7:00pm
  • Haynie Opry: Tribute shows to Hank Williams will be part of a 10-year Haynie Opry celebration at 7pm Friday and Saturday at Blaine's Haynie Grange Hall, 3344 Haynie R. Tickets will be $10 at the door. An additional country gospel matinee takes place at 3pm Saturday. Entry to that is $5. (360) 366-3321
    7:00pm
  • Sin & Gin Tours: Learn more about the history of vice and sin that helped make the foundation of our urban locales what they are today at the annual "Sin & Gin Tours" at 7pm Friday in Fairhaven next to Skylark's Hidden Cafe (1308 11th St.) and 7pm Saturday at the Bureau of Historical Investigation (217 W. Holly St.). Tickets to take part in the historical tours are $15 general and $19 with a drink. Tours take place weekends through Aug. 29. http://www.thebureaubellingham.com
    7:00pm
  • Firecracker Rod Run: The Whatcom County Cruising Association hosts its 30th annual "Firecracker Rod Run" Friday and Saturday in Ferndale at Pioneer Park. All makes, models and motorcycles are welcome. Entry is $15 at the gate. Camping is available for $10 a night. http://www.whatcomcountycruisingassociation.org
    4:00pm
  • Viva Cuba!: Help Rumba Northwest celebrate five years of operations at a "Viva Cuba!" dance and music festival featuring Seattle's Trio-Sabor Cubay band from 7-9pm Friday at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State St. Entry is $10 and includes a post-concert dance party and lesson. Saturday features a concert and dance with Cambalache, Seattle's hottest Salsa band, at 8:30pm at the BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. Entry is $15-$20. On Saturday and Sunday, there'll also be Cuban dance workshops with guest instructor http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
    7:00pm
  • Plover Ferry: The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Friday and Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursions is $1 for kids and $5 for adults. http://www.draytonharbormaritime.org
    12:00pm
  • Downtown Sidewalk Sale: Downtown Bellingham Partnership hosts the annual "Downtown Sidewalk Sale" from Friday through Sunday throughout the urban core. During the event, participating shops use their adjacent sidewalks to showcase special deals on merchandise. Restaurants will also participate in the Downtown Sidewalk Sale by incorporating special discounts and specials for patrons who eat on their patios. The goal of the event is to utilize pedestrian traffic to enliven downtown, especially during the summer http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    10:00am
  • Everson Nooksack Summer Festival: A book sale, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, live music, a pancake breakfast, a softball tourney, a parade, silent auctions, games for kids, a fun run, a car show, barbecues, potluck dinners and more will be part of the Everson Nooksack Summer Festival taking place from 10am-9pm Friday, 7:30am-4pm Saturday, and 10am-5:30pm Sunday at area parks and other locales in Everson and Nooksack. http://www.eversonnooksackchamber.org
    10:00am
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in July at North Lake Whatcom Park. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Cruise and Hike: Join Wild Whatcom for a "Vendovi Island Cruise & Day Hike" today from 12-7pm leaving from Bellingham and continuing through the San Juan Islands on a 34-foot power catamaran. Entry is $95 and includes a naturalist-led hike on the island, hors d'oeuvres and drinks served toward the end of the day. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    12:00pm
  • Cruise and Hike: Join Wild Whatcom for a "Vendovi Island Cruise & Day Hike" today from 12-7pm leaving from Bellingham and continuing through the San Juan Islands on a 34-foot power catamaran. Entry is $95 and includes a naturalist-led hike on the island, hors d'oeuvres and drinks served toward the end of the day. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    12:00pm
  • Art at the Cemetery: The City of Bellingham presents an "Art and Artists" walking tour starting at 1pm at Bay View Abbey on the south side of Bayview Cemetery, 1420 Woburn St. The free program will feature works of art and their creators in Bayview. Please register in advance. 778-7150
    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
  • Salmon Dinner Sail: Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food at a weekly three-hour "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" aboard the Schooner Zodiac leaving at 6pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $59 for kids and $79 for adults. For more info: ww http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
    6:00pm
  • Beer and Brats: emplers bratwurst sandwiches, Kulshan Brewery beer and locally made buns can be had at the weekly "Beers & Brats" evening cruise leaving at 6:30pm from the Island Mariner's slip at Squalicum Harbor, 2621 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Entry is $35. http://www.islandmariner.com
    6:30pm
  • In the Company of Women: Western Washington University alum Kate Christie reads from her new book of fiction, In the Company of Women, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Christie's other books include Gay Pride & Prejudice, Beautiful Game, and Leaving LA. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Friday Night Dance Party: A mix of swing, Latin and ballroom will be highlighted and danced to with an introductory lesson at the weekly Friday Night Dance Party from 7:30-10pm at the Bellingham Dance Company, 1705 N. State St. Admission is $5-$7. http://www.bellinghamdancecompany.com
    7:30pm
  • Grammy Duo: Guitarist Albert Lee and dobro/steel guitarist Cindy Cashdollar bring their Grammy Award-winning talents to Mount Vernon for an 8pm performance at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets to see the most in-demand musicians on the American roots music scene are $15-$35. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    8:00pm
  • Mountain Bike Film: Teton Gravity Research and Anthill Film present the Bellingham premiere of unReal at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The film features footage of some of the best mountain bikers on the planet, advanced cinematography and breathtaking locations around the world. Tickets are $12-$15. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm

Saturday, July 11, 2015 (43 events)

  • Drayton Harbor Music Festival: Concerts will take place at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, Semiahmoo Resort, and in downtown Blaine through July 11 as part of the Drayton Harbor Music Festival (formerly the Blaine Jazz Festival). In addition to highlighting established performers such as Greta Matassa, Greg Hopkins, and Chris Woitach, the festival features performances by talented teens, festival faculty and more. Prices vary, and some concerts are free. http://www.draytonharbormusic.org
    12:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors plays in repertory with King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, and Shakespeare's Rebel at the 26th annual "Bard on the Beach" through September at Vancouver BC's Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Ave. Tickets are $26-$45. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection; many performances sell out in advance. http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    2:00pm
  • Bellingham Festival of Music: Concerts featuring guest musicians Alexander Hanna (double bass), the Calidore String Quartet, Arnaldo Cohen (piano), and Illana Davidson (soprano) will be part of the remaining concerts of the classical music extravaganza known as the Bellingham Festival of Music taking place through July 19 at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center and the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Tickets are $12-$50. Free community concerts also take place at 12pm Thurs., July 9 and 12pm Fri., July 17 at http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Tour of Private Gardens: The Whatcom Horticultural Society will host its 29th annual "Tour of Private Gardens" from 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at five private residences located throughout Bellingham. Entry is $15-$18 and includes the chance to peruse gardens on Fieldston Road, Garden Street, State Street, Humboldt Street, and Laurelwood Avenue. http://www.whatcomhortsociety.org
    11:00am
  • An Improvised Musical: Improvised scenes, songs, choreography and more can be experienced when "An Improvised Musical" shows at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The format will show weekend nights through July. Please note that summer hours are in effect at the theater through early September—meaning there's only one show a night on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    9:00pm
  • Skagit Valley Highland Games: Solo bagpiping and drumming competitions, bagpipe bands, fiddling, traditional Scottish athletics (the “heavy” events), Scottish Highland dancing, harp circles, sheepdog trials, an instrument petting zoo and much more will be part of the 19th annual Skagit Valley Highland games from 9am-6:30pm Saturday and 9am-5pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at Edgewater Park. Tickets are $7-$13 per day or $14-$18 for a weekend pass. http://www.celticarts.org
    9:00am
  • Drayton Harbor Music Festival: Concerts will take place at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, Semiahmoo Resort, and in downtown Blaine July 6-11 as part of the Drayton Harbor Music Festival (formerly the Blaine Jazz Festival). In addition to highlighting established performers such as Greta Matassa, Greg Hopkins, and Chris Woitach, the festival features performances by talented teens, festival faculty and more. Prices vary, and some concerts are free. http://www.draytonharbormusic.org
    12:00pm
  • Circus Variety Show: The IMPulse Circus Collective brings "IMPlosion: A Variety Circus Show" to town for shows at 7pm Friday, and 3pm and 7pm Saturday at the Bellingham Circus Guild, 1401 6th St., suite #102. The performers are artists in residence at Seattle's School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts. Acts include teeterboard, Cyr wheel, slack rope, juggling, aerial fabric and rope, as well as some special surprises. Tickets are $10-$20. http://www.impulsecircus.com
    7:00pm
  • Haynie Opry: Tribute shows to Hank Williams will be part of a 10-year Haynie Opry celebration at 7pm Friday and Saturday at Blaine's Haynie Grange Hall, 3344 Haynie R. Tickets will be $10 at the door. An additional country gospel matinee takes place at 3pm Saturday. Entry to that is $5. (360) 366-3321
    7:00pm
  • Sin & Gin Tours: Learn more about the history of vice and sin that helped make the foundation of our urban locales what they are today at the annual "Sin & Gin Tours" at 7pm Friday in Fairhaven next to Skylark's Hidden Cafe (1308 11th St.) and 7pm Saturday at the Bureau of Historical Investigation (217 W. Holly St.). Tickets to take part in the historical tours are $15 general and $19 with a drink. Tours take place weekends through Aug. 29. http://www.thebureaubellingham.com
    7:00pm
  • Firecracker Rod Run: The Whatcom County Cruising Association hosts its 30th annual "Firecracker Rod Run" Friday and Saturday in Ferndale at Pioneer Park. All makes, models and motorcycles are welcome. Entry is $15 at the gate. Camping is available for $10 a night. http://www.whatcomcountycruisingassociation.org
    4:00pm
  • Viva Cuba!: Help Rumba Northwest celebrate five years of operations at a "Viva Cuba!" dance and music festival featuring Seattle's Trio-Sabor Cubay band from 7-9pm Friday at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State St. Entry is $10 and includes a post-concert dance party and lesson. Saturday features a concert and dance with Cambalache, Seattle's hottest Salsa band, at 8:30pm at the BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. Entry is $15-$20. On Saturday and Sunday, there'll also be Cuban dance workshops with guest instructor http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
    7:00pm
  • Plover Ferry: The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Friday and Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursions is $1 for kids and $5 for adults. http://www.draytonharbormaritime.org
    12:00pm
  • Downtown Sidewalk Sale: Downtown Bellingham Partnership hosts the annual "Downtown Sidewalk Sale" from Friday through Sunday throughout the urban core. During the event, participating shops use their adjacent sidewalks to showcase special deals on merchandise. Restaurants will also participate in the Downtown Sidewalk Sale by incorporating special discounts and specials for patrons who eat on their patios. The goal of the event is to utilize pedestrian traffic to enliven downtown, especially during the summer http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    10:00am
  • Everson Nooksack Summer Festival: A book sale, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, live music, a pancake breakfast, a softball tourney, a parade, silent auctions, games for kids, a fun run, a car show, barbecues, potluck dinners and more will be part of the Everson Nooksack Summer Festival taking place from 10am-9pm Friday, 7:30am-4pm Saturday, and 10am-5:30pm Sunday at area parks and other locales in Everson and Nooksack. http://www.eversonnooksackchamber.org
    10:00am
  • Fairhaven Walking Club: Whether you’re looking to improve or compete, all are welcome at the weekly Fairhaven Walking Club led by Cindy Paffumi starting at 8am at various locations in Fairhaven. Walk routes and meeting places change from week to week. All paces are welcome. 676-4955 or 319-3350
    8:00am
  • Fundraising Rummage Sale: Help send eighth-grade students from St. Paul's Academy to England by attending a fundraising Rummage Sale from 8am-2pm at the SPA Upper School, 1508 E. Victor St. http://www.sp-academy.org
    8:00am
  • Work Party: Volunteers can sign up for a Whatcom Land Trust Work Party focusing on trail and restoration planting maintenance taking place from 9am-12pm at the nonprofit's North Fork Eagle Reserve on the Nooksack River. Parking is limited, so consider carpool.ing If you're coming, please RSVP. http://www.whatcomlandtrust.org
    9:00am
  • Chuckanut Foot Race: Join the Greater Bellingham Running Club for its 48th annual Chuckanut Foot Race starting at 9am at Marine Park and finishing at Larrabee State Park. Entry is $30-$35; day-of registration is available. http://www.gbrc.net
    9:00am
  • Gardening Classes: "Lavender Secrets Revealed" will be the focus of a workshop beginning at 9am at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. At 11am, attend a "Compost Tea Party," where Randy Ritchie of Malibu Compost demonstrates the uses, benefits and composition of creating your own compost tea. Both events are free; register in advance. http://www.garden-spot.com
    9:00am
  • Mount Vernon Farmers Market: The Mount Vernon Farmers Market takes place from 9am-2pm at the city's Waterfront Plaza. In addition to the fresh, local food, expect activities for kids, cooking demos and special events through the season, which continues through Oct. 17. http://www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Anacortes Farmers Market: Vegetables, fruit, baked goods, fresh meat and dairy, cut flowers, wine, eggs, art and much more can be found at the Anacortes Farmers Market, which takes place from 9am-2pm every Saturday through Oct. 24 at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Beers Made by Walking: Whatcom Land Trust joins up with the organization Beers Made by Walking to host the first of a series of hikes on WLT-conserved lands today from 9am-5pm at Canyon Lake Community Forest. Brewers attending the hikes (Kulshan Brewring Co. and Stones Throw Brewing Company) are challenged to create a unique, place-based beer that serves as a drinkable, landscape portrait of the trails that are walked. The resulting beers will be served at a special tapping event in the fall in Bellingham, and http://www.whatcomlandtrust.org
    9:00am
  • Community Meal: Sloppy joes, green beans, salad and fresh berries with whipped cream will be on the menu at a 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
  • Sumas book Club: Pascal Mercier's Night Train to Lisbon will be the subject of discussion at a Sumas Book Club meeting at 10am at the Sumas Library, 451 Second St. The group meets on the second Saturday of every month, and is open to adults and students in grades 9-12. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • Squalicum Creek Park Party: Kid and family games, refreshments, a fun run/walk, dog activities in the off-leash area, basketball and more will be part of a Grand Opening taking place from 10am-2pm at Squalicum Creek Park, 1101 Squalicum Way The free event celebrates recently completed improvements at the park, including a new basketball court, two lighted softball fields, a maintenance shed, a picnic shelter, a paved one-mile loop trail, a playground with a zip line, and more. http://www.cob.org
    10:00am
  • Summer Advantage: "Pruning Small Shrubs and Trees: The Summer Advantage" will be the focus of a workshop with certified arborist Christina Pfeiffer at 11am in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Entry is $8; reservations are required. http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
    11:00am
  • Kids-R-Best Fest: Games, activities, live entertainment, prizes, food and much more will be part of a "Kids-R-Best Fest" taking place from 11am-4pm in Anacortes at Storvik Park, 1110 32nd St. The longtime event celebrating kids in the community is, per usual, free and open to all. http://www.cityofanacortes.org
    11:00am
  • Art and Jazz Street Fair: Arts and crafts by local artisans and live music by student ensembles can be found (and heard) at an "Art to Jazz Street Fair" taking place as part of the Drayton Harbor Music Festival from 11am-4:30pm on G and H streets in downtown Blaine. Entry is free. http://www.draytonharbormusic.org
    11:00am
  • Pride Family Picnic: As part of Bellingham Pride, all are invited to today's "Pride Family Picnic" starting at 12pm at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. Donations will be gratefully accepted to cover the cost of food. http://www.bhampride.org
    12:00pm
  • Historical Walking Tour: Local historian Jim Berg will lead a Historical Walking Tour focusing on Everson's intriguing past starting at 1:15pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. The free, all-ages event is part of the Everson Nooksack Summer Festival. http://www.wcls.org
    1:15pm
  • This Old House: Listen to or tell stories about old homes in Point Roberts—either yours or someone else’s—at a "This Old House" gathering at 2pm at the Point Roberts Community Center, 1487 Gulf Rd. See or bring photos and memorabilia about a different home each week. (360) 945-6545
    2:00pm
  • Mona Reception: An opening reception for the "From the Artist's Eye," "Richard Fairbanks: Potter/Poet," and "Pilchuck Print Shop" takes place starting at 2pm at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. See the works through Sept. 24. Entry is free. http://www.monamuseum.org
    2:00pm
  • Vroom Reception: Check out Chelsea Davidson's scenes of off-road racing and discover more about a "big surprise" at a reception for "Vroom!" from 4-6pm at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 311 W. Holly St. The paintings will be on display through July 31. http://www.fourthcornerframes.com
    4:00pm
  • Secrets: Young Adult author and Western Washington University sophomore Katelyn Schneider reads from Secrets at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book focuses on a girl named Victoria as she "struggles to discover the secrets of a world she thought she knew." http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Bluegrass Bash: The Prozac Mountain Boys and Moongrass will perform at an annual fundraising "Bluegrass Bash" from 4-9pm at Windy Acres Farm, 721 Van Wyck Rd. Entry to the event—which benefits Animals as Natural Therapy—is $10-$20. In addition to the music, visitors will have a chance to meet therapy animals, play games and partake in a salmon barbecue. http://www.animalsasnaturaltherapy.org
    4:00pm
  • Horton Reception: An opening reception for Todd Horton's "Twilight of the Wyrd Wood" takes place from 5-8pm at La Conner's Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial St. The new series of paintings are inspired by the place where he lives, a place where "opposing worlds are like a lover's embrace, blending, and then again are parted, creating that space and time of between, and it is here where magic blossoms." See the works through Aug. 30. http://www.gallerycygnus.com
    5:00pm
  • Fletcher, Faulkner, Theiss: View oil paintings by Becky Fletcher and Kathleen Faulkner, and sculptures by Chris Theiss, at an opening reception from 5-8pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. See the works through July 26. http://www.smithandvallee.com
    5:00pm
  • Benefit Concert: Attend a benefit concert and silent auction for the Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center from 5-8:30pm at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 4th St. Featured performers include the Julie Duke Band and GravelRoad. Suggested donation is $10; children under 12 are free. Refreshments will be available from Anacortes Brewery. Food will be available from Billy Ray’s Burgers, Brats and Dogs. http://www.theheartofanacortes.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
  • Ghost Hunt Class: Chuck Crooks and Elena Stecca—two top ghost hunters from Bellingham Observers of the Odd and Obscure (BOOO)—will lead a "Ghost Hunt Class" from 7:30pm-12am in downtown Bellingham (location will be revealed upon registration). Entry is $40 per person or $75 per two and includes both a class and investigation. http://www.ghosthuntclass.wix.com/bellingham
    7:30pm
  • Zeppelin and Dio: Procure tickets to "The Led Zeppelin Experience featuring No Quarter" and "Rising: A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio—the Rainbow Years" beginning at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $24. 34-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm

 

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