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Week of Sunday, June 28, 2015
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Sunday, June 28, 2015 (19 events)

  • 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
  • Chuckanut Writer’s Conference: Brian Doyle, Erik Larson, Stephanie Kallos, and Elizabeth George will be among the instructors at the annual Chuckanut Writer's Conference taking place Thursday through Saturday at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. The event's mission is to "profoundly inspire your writing life," and includes workshops, pitching sessions, speakers, author signings and more. Entry is $269. http://www.chuckanutwritersconference.com
    4:00pm
  • The Drowsy Chaperone: A "loving and hilarious" sendup of 1920s Broadway musical comedies can be seen when performances of The Drowsy Chaperone conclude this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Shrek, the Musical: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents Shrek, the Musical for the final weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The play is based on the movie of the same name, and features a large cast dancing and singing their way through the adventures of the big green ogre and an array of characters. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors kicks off the award-winning 26th annual "Bard on the Beach" this month at Vancouver BC's Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Ave. The classic plays in repertory with King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, and Shakespeare's Rebel. Tickets are $26-$45. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection; many performances sell out in advance. http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • Truth, Pulp, Film Festival: Improvised scenes, characters and relationships will be inspired by true monologues from the mainstage cast at a performance of "Truth Be Told" at 8pm Friday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, the Tarantino-inspired "Pulp Improv" returns to the stage. Tickets are $10-$12. At 8pm and 10pm Saturday, show up for "The Upfront Film Festival." Awards will be presented at the later showing. Tickets are $5. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • International Arts and Music Festival: Peruse a collection of fine art by local and out-of-state artists and listen to a variety of music from around the world at the third annual International Arts and Music Festival taking place from 11am-5pm Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Blaine's Peace Arch Park. Gourmet food and wine and beer will also be available. Admission and parking is free. http://www.peacearchart.org
    11:00am
  • Garden Events: Attend a "Miniature Garden" workshop from 11am-1:30pm Saturday at My Garden Nursery, 929 E. Bakerview Dr. Cost is $5. At 11am Sunday, there'll be a free "Small Space Shade Gardening" workshop. Please register in advance. 366-8406
    11:00am
  • Everything’s Waiting for You: "Everything's Waiting for You" will be the theme of the Dance Studio's 36th annual year-end production at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The performance celebrates downtown Bellingham and all the businesses that make it great. This fast-paced production features all ages of performers in all styles of dance. Tickets are $14. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Home & Landscape Tour: Explore beautiful, innovative and eco-friendly homes at Sustainable Connections' annual "Imagine This! Home & Landscape Tour from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Whatcom County. For $10, participants can visit local homes utilizing the latest innovations in green design, reclaimed materials, net zero energy, rainwater harvesting, passive solar construction, rain gardens, permaculture and low-maintenance landscapes. From 10am-4pm Saturday, there will also be a Sustainable Living Festival http://www.sconnect.org
    10:00am
  • FAIRHAVEN RIDE: Meet up with folks from Fairhaven Bike & Ski for a weekly race-pace ride at 8am at the Fairhaven Village Green. 733-4433 or http://www.fairhavenbike.com
    8:00am
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bike, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:00am
  • 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
  • Gardens of Note: Skagit Symphony hosts its seventh annual "Gardens of Note" fundraising garden tour from 10am-5pm at a variety of gardens in and around Mount Vernon. Summer flowers will be in full bloom, and you can enjoy views of mountains, forests and agriculture farmlands. Tickets are $25. http://www.skagitsymphony.com
    10:00am
  • K2K Race: Race from Kulshan Brewery's new location on Kentucky Street to their James Street brewery when the Bellingham Distance Project hosts a family-friendly "K2K Race" starting at 2pm at 1538 Kentucky St. Entry is $20-$25 (children under 10 are free). Runners will be able to get a free or beer or soda at Kulshan after the event until 4pm. http://www.k2krace.com
    2:00pm
  • Skagit Topic: Allen Rozema of Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland will focus on "Farming in the Skagit Valley" and the nonprofit's approach to farmland preservation at a "Skagit Topic" presentation from 2-4pm at La Conner's Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. 4th St. Entry is $4-$5 per person, or $10 per family. http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
    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
  • Poetry and Alzheimer’s: Nancy Nelson reads from Blue River Apple: An Exploration of Alzheimer's Through Poetry at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. “Blue,” “river” and “apple” were the words Nelson missed on the memory test that helped lead to her formal diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s. http://www.villagebooks.com .
    4:00pm
  • Trilogy: Dance, live music and art combine for a "Trilogy" performance at 6pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The event features dance by James Schaberg and friends, music by multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jerns (Pan Pan), and live painting by Samuel Eisen-Meyers. Press materials say the audience will be "taken on a journey of art as they watch the juxtaposed forms fuse into a spectacle of surprise and in-the-moment beauty. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. http://www.firehouseperformingartscenter.com
    6:00pm

Monday, June 29, 2015 (8 events)

  • 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 kicks off the award-winning 26th annual "Bard on the Beach" this month at Vancouver BC's Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Ave. The classic plays in repertory with King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, and Shakespeare's Rebel. Tickets are $26-$45. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection; many performances sell out in advance. http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • Hiking Basics: Learn about trip planning, essential items, equipment, safety precautions, local resources and places to go at a "Hiking Basics" presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free clinic. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Caribbean Barbecue: Sarah Chan focuses on "Caribbean Barbecue" dishes at a cooking class taking place from 6:30-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Open Mic: Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience at the monthly Open Mic at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Bring your written words about nature—or any creative work in progress. Local writer and teacher Laurel Leigh helms the event. Sign up at the main counter or call the number listed here to take part. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • The B-52s: If you want to see the "world's greatest party band," secure tickets to a show by the B-52s starting at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Expect to hear classics like "Rock Lobster," "Love Shack," and "Private Idaho" as well as newer material from the 2008 album Funplex, and more. Tickets are $49-$89. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • 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, June 30, 2015 (5 events)

  • 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 kicks off the award-winning 26th annual "Bard on the Beach" this month at Vancouver BC's Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Ave. The classic plays in repertory with King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, and Shakespeare's Rebel. Tickets are $26-$45. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection; many performances sell out in advance. http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • Love at First Stride: Attend a "Love at First Stride" all-paces run at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1200 11th St. The first 50 runners to arrive will get a new Smartwool sock for one foot, which they can put to the test during the run. At the conclusion of the run, you'll get the matching sock to take home. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • The Religion of Democracy: History professor Amy Kittelstrom shares her book, The Religion of Democracy: Seven Liberals and the American Moral Tradition, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome shows how religion and democracy have worked together as universal values in American culture. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 (12 events)

  • 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
  • Where’s Waldo?: Kids, parents and Waldo-lovers of all ages can take part in Village Books' annual "Find Waldo in Fairhaven!" scavenger hunt, which kicks off today and continues throughout July. Pick up a "passport" at one of the 25 participating locales in the historic district, get stamped (once you've found Waldo, that is). Passports with at least 20 store stamps are eligible to be entered in a drawing for various Waldo books and products. http://www.villagebooks.com .
    10:00am
  • Wednesday Farmers Market: The Wednesday Farmers Market takes place from 12-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. (behind Village Books). 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
  • Green Drinks: Network with likeminded environmentally aware community members at the monthly Green Drinks gathering taking place from 5-7pm at Kulshan Community Land Trust's new Birchwood homes, 2939 Lafayette St. At the event, you can also tour the new homes, which demonstrate that new construction can be energy-efficient, environmentally compatible and affordable to low-income home buyers. http://www.re-sources.org or www.greendrinks.org
    5:00pm
  • GROUP RIDE: The Mt. Baker Bike Club hosts a Group Ride starting every Wednesday at 6pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Be prepared to ride for 30 miles at a race/training pace, and regroup at the brewery following the excursion. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    6:00pm
  • Evening Epic Run: A weekly “Evening Epic Run” begins at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The strenuous runs are 1.5-2 hours in length on hilly terrain with experienced trail runners. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Downtown Sounds: Yogoman and Third World will perform at the first "Downtown Sounds" concert of the season from 6-9:30pm in downtown Bellingham on the 1300 block of Bay Street. The 11th annual music series continues with concerts through July, including Acorn Project and McTuff (July 8), 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
    6:00pm
  • Brewers Cruise: Sample liquid goods from Boundary Bay Brewery, Anacortes Brewery, and North Sound Brewery 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
  • Dana Lyons, Anne Feeney: Iconic environmental singer Dana Lyons teams up with notorious labor hell-raiser Anne Feeney to launch a "Teamsters and Turtles: Together at Last!" tour at 7pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 E. Sunset Dr. Through songs and stories, the dynamic duo aims to dispel the myth that unions are at odds with environmentalists. Tickets are $20. http://www.cowswithguns.com or www.brownpapertickets.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
  • Moon Walk: Local ladies can join Wild Whatcom Walks for a "Moon of Ripe Berries" excursion taking place from 7:30-10pm in Whatcom County (the locale will be revealed when you reserve a spot). Explore the ripeness of summer and the full moon during this evening walk along the lakeshore, tasting native berries along the way. Suggested donation is $12. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    7:30pm

Thursday, July 2, 2015 (12 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • First Thursday Art Walk: As part of the seasonal Skagit Valley Art Escape, attend a First Thursday Art Walk from 5-8pm throughout downtown Mount Vernon. Visitors and locals alike will be delighted with art, music performances and artist demonstrations encompassing a broad range of media. Entry is free. http://www.skagitvalleyartescape.com
    5:00pm
  • Blues and Brews: The Adrian Clark Band 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
  • Poetry Writing Group: Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback and assist you with your writing goals at a Poetry Writing Group meeting from 5:30-7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. This group is open to newcomers and drop-ins and meets the first and third Thursday of each month. 671-2626
    5:30pm
  • Summer Park Concert Series: Listen to country, rock, folk and bluegrass tunes by D'Vas & Dudes 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
  • 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, July 3, 2015 (16 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
  • 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
  • Holiday Book Sale: As part of Blaine's Old Fashioned 4th of July celebrations, attend a Holiday Book Sale from 10am-6pm Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. At the event, you can expect to find some fantastic summer reads while at the same time supporting library programs and services. 305-3637
    10:00am
  • 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
  • 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
  • Valley Writers: Bring pen and paper or a digital device to the bimonthly "Valley Writers" meeting from 1-3pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. Participants write from prompts à la Natalie Goldberg. All adults are welcome. http://www.wcls.org
    1:00pm
  • Used Book Sale: Find a great selection of books, music and media at a Summer Festival Book Sale from 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday behind Peoples Bank across from the Everson Library, 104 Kirsh Dr. 305-3600
    3:36pm
  • 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
  • Friday Ferry Flotilla: Discounted rental fees for sailing dinghies and human-powered watercraft (kayaks, rowboats, paddleboards) will be part of a monthly Friday Ferry Flotilla starting at 5pm at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Boats of all kinds are encouraged to join the gatherings, which bid adieu to Alaska ferry that departs Bellingham every Friday. Additional flotillas happen Aug. 22 and Sept. 26. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • Salmon Dinner Sail: Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food at a weekly three-hour "Bellingahm Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" aboard the Schooner Zodiac leaving at 6pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $59 for kids and $79 for adults. http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
    6:00pm
  • Art Walk: Allied Arts, the Alley District, the Bureau of Historical Investigation, Bayou on Bay, Rock & Rye Oyster House, Beauty Boutique, Creative Openings, the Hive, Make.Shift Art Space, Mount Bakery, Fourth Corner Frames, Naked Clothing, Opus Performing Arts, Pickford Art Studios, and more will take part in the monthly Art Walk happening from 6-10pm throughout downtown Bellingham. Entry is free. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • 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
  • An Improvised Musical: Improvised scenes, songs, choreography and more can be experienced when "An Improvised Musical" opens tonight at 9pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The format will show weekend nights through July. Please note that there's no show on Sat., July 4, and 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

Saturday, July 4, 2015 (25 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
  • 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
  • Holiday Book Sale: As part of Blaine's Old Fashioned 4th of July celebrations, attend a Holiday Book Sale from 10am-6pm Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. At the event, you can expect to find some fantastic summer reads while at the same time supporting library programs and services. 305-3637
    10:00am
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Ferndale Pancake Breakfast: A monthly Pancake Breakfast benefitting the Ferndale Food Bank takes place from 8-11am at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. http://www.ferndalefoodbank.org
    8:00am
  • Blaine Pancake Breakfast: Pancakes, sausage, eggs and beverages can be had at an annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast happening from 8-11am at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. Entry is $4 for kids and $6 for adults. Raffle tickets will also be available for $1 each. 332-8040
    8:00am
  • Old-Fashioned 4th of July: The 15th annual Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration takes place from 8am-10pm throughout Blaine. Festivities kick off with a pancake breakfast, and from there there'll be a "Show N Shine" car show, a book sale, an arts and crafts street fair, a 4th of July Parade, Plover ferry rides, live music, fireworks and more. Entry to many events is free. http://www.blainechamber.com
    8:00am
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sedro-Woolley Footrace: As part of "Loggerrodeo," take part in the Great Sedro-Woolley Footrace starting at 9:30am at Sedro-Woolley High School, 1235 3rd St. Attendees can sign up for a 5.17-mile race or a two-mile fun run and walk. Entry is $20. http://www.sedrowoolleyfootrace.com
    9:30am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: Peruse and purchase a plethora of locally grown produce, ready-to-eat foods, crafts and more at the Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. The market runs every Saturday through Dec. 19. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • July 4th Celebration: Town photos, a parade, a patriotic program at Causland Park, a "Rock the Dock" gathering at Seafarers' Memorial Park, fireworks over Fidalgo Bay and more will be part of a July 4th Celebration happening from 10am-11pm throughout Anacortes. http://www.anacortes.org
    10:00am
  • Haggen Family 4th of July: A "Hoop it Up" 3 on 3 basketball tournament kicks off the annual Haggen Family 4th of July Celebration at 10am at Zuanich Point Park, 2600 Harbor Loop. Starting at 11am, there'll be family friendly games (sack races, watermelon rolling, water balloon tossing, etc.), food trucks and more. Live music starts at noon and ends with a spectacular fireworks display. Parking is limited at the free event, so consider walking, biking or using a free passenger shuttle from Bellingham Technical College. http://www.haggen.com
    10:00am
  • Fourth and Firework: The town of La Conner and the Port of Skagit combine forces to celebrate "Fourth of July 2015" the old-fashioned way starting with a noontime parade and continuing with a community picnic and family-friendly games and activities at Pioneer Park, a 5pm concert featuring nationally renowned electric six-string violinist Geoffrey Castle with his all-star band at the La Conner Marina, and a fireworks display over the Swinomish Channel. Entry is free. http://www.lovelaconner.com
    12:00pm
  • Grovestock: Help raise funds for the Alzheimer Society of Washington by attending the 11th annual "Grovestock" from 12-11pm in Ferndale at 7052 Tatlow Lane. Music by Gallow, the Scott Greene Band, the Blackouts, Rube Flambe, Clambake, Boris Budd, the JP Falcon Grady Band, Sam Chue, After the Festival, and more can be seen on two stages throughout the day and into the night. Fireworks and a family-friendly potluck and barbecue will be part of the festivities. Entry is $5 for kids, $10 for adults. (360) 303-9510
    12:00pm
  • Summer Book Sale: Pop in for a great opening day selection of used books, movies and other media at the Friends of Island Library All-Summer Used Book Sale from 1-4pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. The sale will continue through the summer on days the library is open; funds raised support programs and activities at the library. http://www.wcls.org
    1:00pm
  • Independence Day Dinner: Beef brisket, pork ribs, mussel and clam bakes, frankfurters, crab meat coleslaw, corn on the cob and much more will be on the menu at an Independence Day barbecue from 5-9pm at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9564 Semiahmoo Parkway. Entry is $20 for kids and $35 for adults. Live music, beach activities and a view of the fireworks over Drayton Harbor will be part of the fun. http://www.semiahmoo.com
    5:00pm
  • Rock the Dock: DJ Mike Jenkins, Bobby Holland and the Breadline, and Massy Ferguson will perform at the Port of Anacortes' annual "Rock the Dock" 4th of July festivities happening from 5:30-10pm at Seafarer's Memorial Park. Food, a beer garden, children's activities, and fireworks will be part of the holiday fun. http://www.portofanacortes.com
    5:30pm
  • Line Dancing Classes: Western Line Dancing classes are offered at 6pm (beginners) and 7pm (intermediates) every Friday night at Lynden’s Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is needed. Cost is $5 per class. 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • Yes, We Can! Canned Craft Beer Festival: More than 40 breweries, cideries and meaderies will show off their best libations at the second annual "Yes, We Can! Canned Craft Beer Festival" taking place from 6-10pm next to Elizabeth Station (at the intersection of Astor and J streets). The all-ages street festival will also include live music from Polecat and Wild Rabbit, front-row viewing of the fireworks display over Bellingham Bay, and more. Tickets are $20-$25 and include three drink tickets. http://www.re-sources.org
    6:00pm

 

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