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Week of Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Sunday, August 30, 2015 (16 events)

  • Schoolhouse Rock Live!: As part of the Western Summer Theatre series, Deb Currier directs Schoolhouse Rock Live! showing at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at Western Washington University's Old Main Theater. The musical is based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever, tuneful songs such as "Just A Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly," and "Conjunction Junction." Tickets are $11-$15. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • 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
    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
  • 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
  • Salmon Dinner Sail: Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food at the final "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" of the season 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
  • Whatcom Skillshare Faire: Chicken and beekeeping, rain gardens, shoe-making, Coast Salish ethnobotany and wild food foraging, gardening with medicinal herbs, auto and bike mechanic basics, raccoon hat-making, outdoor worm bin building, bookbinding, wine making at home, water witching and many more topics and skills can be explored at the fourth annual Whatcom Skillshare Faire taking place from 10am-9pm Saturday and 8am-6pm Sunday at the Center for Self-Reliance and Fairhaven Park, 107 Chuckanut Drive North. The Faire http://www.whatcomskillsharefaire.org
    10:00am
  • Taste of Kulshan: Celebrate the food, art, music, history and natural wonders of the northern foothills of Mount Baker at the inaugural "Taste of Kulshan" taking place Saturday and Sunday from the Nooksack River all the way to milepost 35. Events include—but are not limited to—samplers, small plates and specials for $5 or under at area restaurants; outdoor yoga, Pilates and energy workshops; Sunday breakfasts; wild and scenic river tours; bike rentals with shuttles to Artist Point and access to local trails http://www.tasteofkulshan.com
    10:00am
  • Birch Bay Discovery Days: A grand parade, an arts and crafts fair, live music, crab boils and a crab derby, a Ducky Derby Race, activities for kids, a variety of food vendors and more will be part of the 36th annual Birch Bay Discovery Days from 10am-8pm Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday on the 7800 block of Birch Bay Drive and beyond. Entry to most events is free. http://www.birchbaychamber.com
    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
  • Veterans Breakfast: Veterans, their families and guests can come to a Veterans Breakfast from 8-10am at VFW Post 1585, 625 N. State St. All-you-can-eat scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon and more will be on the menu. Entry is $7. 734-5529
    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
  • Field to Flame Brunch: Sustainable Connections and the Northwest Washington Chefs Collaborative present the inaugural "Field to Flame Brunch" from 11am-2:30pm in Ferndale at Boxx Weddings, 6299 Northwest Rd. The seven-course fundraiser is a collaboration between seven local chefs and more than a dozen local farmers, and features a 100 percent local feast. Tickets are $75; funds raised will allow Sustainable Connections' Food to Bank On program to continue. http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    11:00am
  • Swing Connection: Dance or just kick back and listen to a mix of contemporary swing arrangements and classics when the big-band ensemble known as the Swing Connection performs from 2-4pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Entry to the all-ages event is by donation. http://www.swingconnection.org
    2:00pm
  • Hawkins Lane: Judith Kirscht reads from her new book of fiction, Hawkins Lane, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book takes place in the North Cascades and focuses on the son of a murderer who's working hard to try to create a life for himself. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Adventure Disco Block Party: Don your retro attire for tonight's "Adventure Disco Block Party" happening from 5-10pm on the 1300 block of Bellingham's Bay Street. The rain-or-shine event includes live music, food trucks, street yoga, Aslan beer, a tandem ski course, Merrell's Bellinghamster-ball races, short adventure films from "5Point Film on the Road," a photo booth, raffles, giveaways and more. Tickets are $10; kids 12 and under are free. FYI: The block party is a precursor to the 5Point Film Festival taking place in http://www.5pointfilm.org
    5:00pm

Monday, August 31, 2015 (7 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
    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
  • Salmon Dinner Sail: Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food at the final "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" of the season 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
  • We Grow Market Stand: Purchase fresh, local produce grown onsite by local youth and community volunteers as part of We Grow—a collaboration between Northwest Youth Services and WSU's Extension Program—from 2-4pm every Monday through the summer in front on NW Youth Services, 1020 N. State St. http://www.nwys.org
    2:00pm
  • Open Mic: Local writer and teacher Laurel Leigh emcees the monthly Open Mic at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to share their own stories, poems and essays. Sign up at the main counter on the first floor or call the number listed here to do so. 671-2626
    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, September 1, 2015 (7 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
    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
  • Salmon Dinner Sail: Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food at the final "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" of the season 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
  • 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
  • The Gilded Hour: Local author Sara Donati delves into the lives of two descendants of her famous characters Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner from the Wilderness series when she reads from The Gilded Hour at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The year is 1883 and New York City is aflutter with extraordinary change. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Skagit Folk Dancers: Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterwards. http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
    7:00pm

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 (15 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Sustainable Connections' Eat Local Month kicks off with a Launch Party and showing of the film Real Food at 5:30pm Wed., Sept. 2 at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. Events happening through the month include a Master Gardening composting workshop (Sept. 6), the Co-op's Farm Fund Hootenanny (Sept. 6), an Eat Local Incognito Dinner (Sept. 12), Bellingham Beer Week (Sept. 11-20), the Whatcom County Farm Tour (Sept. 12), a Field Dinner (Sept. 12), Taylor Shellfish Farms Tour (Sept. 16), Bite http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    5:30pm
  • 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
    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
  • Salmon Dinner Sail: Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food at the final "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" of the season 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
  • Wednesday Farmers Market: The Wednesday Farmers Market takes place from 12-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. (behind Village Books). 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. http://www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
    3:00pm
  • Green Drinks: Network with likeminded environmentally aware citizens at the monthly Green Drinks taking place from 5-7pm at the Old Town Cafe, 316 W. Holly St. Tonight's event will be hosted by Whatcom Extension, who have a wide variety of programs focused on education around farming, gardening, natural resources and human health. Staff will be on hand to discuss more about how their programs can benefit you. http://www.re-sources.org or www.whatcom.wsu.edu
    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
  • 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
  • Paddling Particulars: Kayakers, canoeists and paddle boarders can get an overview of some fresh and saltwater places awaiting their discovery at a "Paddling Whatcom County" presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance for the free event. 647-8955
    6:00pm
  • Skagit Topics: Skagit County barn owners wishing to learn more about the Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative can show up for a "Skagit Topics" presentation on the topic at 6pm at La Conner's Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. Fourth St. Those in attendance can also get assistance filling out applications to get their structures on the Heritage Barn Register. http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
    6:00pm
  • Brewers Cruise: Sample liquid goods from Boundary Bay Brewery, Georgetown Brewery, and Bainbridge Island Brewing at San Juan Cruises' "Bellingham Bay Brewers Cruise" starting at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $35. http://www.whales.com
    6:30pm
  • A Dangerous Descent: Local author and former lawyer Marian Exall reads from her latest mystery, A Dangerous Descent, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In the second of this series, the main character's search for her mentor's estranged daughter takes her to the Dordogne region of rural France, where she uncovers a troubled past that parallels her own. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm

Thursday, September 3, 2015 (13 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Sustainable Connections' Eat Local Month kicks off with a Launch Party and showing of the film Real Food at 5:30pm Wed., Sept. 2 at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. Events happening through the month include a Master Gardening composting workshop (Sept. 6), the Co-op's Farm Fund Hootenanny (Sept. 6), an Eat Local Incognito Dinner (Sept. 12), Bellingham Beer Week (Sept. 11-20), the Whatcom County Farm Tour (Sept. 12), a Field Dinner (Sept. 12), Taylor Shellfish Farms Tour (Sept. 16), Bite http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    5:30pm
  • 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 Sept. 26 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
    10:39am
  • Salmon Dinner Sail: Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food at the final "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" of the season 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
  • 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. 29. 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
  • Final Blues and Brews: Jasmine Green will perform at the final "Blues, Brews & BBQ" concert series of the summer from 5-9pm on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. The free event features a variety of live music, local beer and a barbecue menu. http://www.hotelbellwether.com
    5:00pm
  • Memoir Workshops: As part of its inaugural Whatcom Memoir Writing Month, Whatcom Community College's Community and Continuing Education program will offer "WhaMemWriMo—Write Your Memoir in September" at four workshops taking place from 5:30-7pm each Thursday in September at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Workshops are $19 each or $65 for all four, and include instruction by Larua Kalpakian, Laurel Leigh, Nancy Canyon, and Cami Ostman. The workshop will help writers turn memories into memoir. 383-3200 or http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
    5:30pm
  • Urban Kickball League: Take part in Downtown Bellingham Partnership's "Throwback Thursdays" Urban Kickball League by showing up to support the teams from 5:30-7:30pm Thursdays through Sept. 24 at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. The summer league will conclude with a league tournament on Sun., Sept. 27. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    5:30pm
  • Greenfellas: Local author and environmental sciences librarian Robert Lopresti reads from Greenfellas at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Described as a "comic crime novel, with issues," the book tells the story of a mobster who decides to save the environment—by any steps necessary. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Friday, September 4, 2015 (17 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Sustainable Connections' Eat Local Month kicks off with a Launch Party and showing of the film Real Food at 5:30pm Wed., Sept. 2 at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. Events happening through the month include a Master Gardening composting workshop (Sept. 6), the Co-op's Farm Fund Hootenanny (Sept. 6), an Eat Local Incognito Dinner (Sept. 12), Bellingham Beer Week (Sept. 11-20), the Whatcom County Farm Tour (Sept. 12), a Field Dinner (Sept. 12), Taylor Shellfish Farms Tour (Sept. 16), Bite http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    5:30pm
  • 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 Sept. 26 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
    10:39am
  • Improv Evolution: View never-before-seen improv formats at showings of "Improv Evolution" at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Two teams will be formed and each will offer a unique element, obstacle or layer that will be used throughout the show. If they're any good, they'll be seen again. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    9:00pm
  • Salmon Dinner Sail: Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food at the final "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" of the season 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
  • 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
  • Final Music at Maritime Concert: Seattle-based jazz quintet Pearl Django closes out the "Music at Maritime" series at a concert taking place from 11:30am-1:30pm at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Entry is free. 778-7000 or http://www.cob.org
    11:30am
  • 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 at the meeting, which takes place on the first and third Friday of the month. http://www.wcls.org
    1:00pm
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Quilt Guild Show: The Anacortes Arts Commission hosts an exhibit of fiber wall art by members of the FIQ Art Quilt Guild from 6-9pm Friday and 9am-2pm Saturday at the city's Depot Gallery, 611 R Ave. Entry is free. http://www.anacortesartscommission.com
    6:00pm
  • Farm Tunes: Prozac Mountain Boys performs at a "Friday Fish Fry, Farm Tunes, & Old Fashioneds" event from 6-8pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. The free series takes place Fridays through Oct. 2. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    6:00pm
  • Salmon 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. http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
    6:00pm
  • Gallery Walk: The Scott Milo Gallery, Burton Jewelers, A.C.M.E. Creative Spaces, Fidalgo Island Chiropractic, the Majestic Inn and Spa, Classic Style & Co., the Depot Gallery, and more will open their doors for the monthly Gallery Walk happening from 6-9pm throughout downtown Anacortes. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.anacortesart.com
    6:00pm
  • Art Walk: The Commercial Street Night Market will be the featured exhibit at the monthly Art Walk taking place from 6-10pm throughout downtown Bellingham. Other participants include Creative Openings (in the Alley District), Rock and Rye, Allied Arts, Aslan Brewing Co., Bayou on Bay, Bay Street Studios, Brigid Collins, the Bureau of Historical Investigation, Dakota Gallery, Fourth Corner Frames and Gallery, Hatch, Make.Shift, Opus Performing Arts, Novato, Sculpture Northwest Gallery, Studio 5, Waterfront http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Beer & Brats: Hemplers bratwurst, 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
  • Learning to Float: Allan Ament reads from his memoir, Learning to Float, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book describes Allan’s transformation from a criminal defense attorney to a compassionate, emotionally vulnerable caregiver for his wife, Deloris. 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

Saturday, September 5, 2015 (30 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Sustainable Connections' Eat Local Month kicks off with a Launch Party and showing of the film Real Food at 5:30pm Wed., Sept. 2 at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. Events happening through the month include a Master Gardening composting workshop (Sept. 6), the Co-op's Farm Fund Hootenanny (Sept. 6), an Eat Local Incognito Dinner (Sept. 12), Bellingham Beer Week (Sept. 11-20), the Whatcom County Farm Tour (Sept. 12), a Field Dinner (Sept. 12), Taylor Shellfish Farms Tour (Sept. 16), Bite http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    5:30pm
  • 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 Sept. 26 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
    10:39am
  • Improv Evolution: View never-before-seen improv formats at showings of "Improv Evolution" at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Two teams will be formed and each will offer a unique element, obstacle or layer that will be used throughout the show. If they're any good, they'll be seen again. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    9:00pm
  • Book and Bake Sale: Stop by to peruse a large selection of used books and baked goods at great prices at the North Fork Library's "Book and Bake Sale" taking place from 10am-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday at Maple Falls Town Hall, 7509 Mt. Baker Hwy. Proceeds benefit the maintenance of the North Fork Community Library building. (360) 305-3600
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Fall Book Sale: Fiction, non-fiction, children's books, cookbooks, craft books and VHS, DVDs and more can be found at "Fall Book Sale" happening from 10am-3pm Saturday and 11am-3pm Sunday at the Point Roberts Library, 1437 Gulf Rd. (360) 945-6545
    10:00am
  • Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour: More than 30 artists and craftspeople will be showing and selling their work at 20-plus locales as from of the Lummi Island Artists' Studio Tour taking place from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday throughout the lovely land mass. Entry to the self-guided tour is free; maps will be available at the Islander grocery store (directly to your left when you depart the ferry) and at each studio. http://www.lummi-island.com
    10:00am
  • Lopez Island Artists’ Studio Tour: The 19th annual Lopez Island Artists' Studio Tour takes place from 10am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday throughout Lopez Island (a 40-minute ferry ride from Anacortes). The free, self-guided tour will feature 28 studios with 42 artists. In addition to the art on display, there'll be demos and discussions about techniques and visions. http://www.lopezstudiotour.com
    10:00am
  • Bumbershoot: The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper, Cake, Faith No More, Hozier, Ellie Goulding, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Ellie Goulding, Neko Case, Lee Scratch Perry, the Cave Singers, Hey Marseilles, the Grizzled Mighty, Devotchka, Babes in Toyland, and many more will head onstage as part of the annual Bumbershoot festival taking place Saturday through Monday at the Seattle Center. The annual entertainment-packed festival also features art, comedy, film, dance, words and ideas, and theater. Day passes http://www.bumbershoot.org
    11:00am
  • Woodpalooza: The Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild presents its 12th annual "Art + Wood = Woodpalooza" exhibition and sale from 12-5pm Saturday through Monday at Langley's Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave. Entry is free. http://www.woodpalooza.com
    12:00pm
  • North County Road Run: Three different courses will provide an opportunity for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to participate in today's North County Road Run starting at 7am in Lynden at 110 3rd St. Entry is $25-plus for the 5K, 10K, and 25K. http://www.northcountyroadrun.com
    7:00am
  • Fairhaven Walking Club: Whether you’re looking to improve or compete, all are welcome at the weekly Fairhaven Walking Club led by Cindy Paffumi starting at 8am at various locations in Fairhaven. Walk routes and meeting places change from week to week. All paces are welcome. 676-4955 or 319-3350
    8:00am
  • Pancake Breakfast: Help raise funds for the Ferndale Food Bank at a monthly Pancake Breakfast taking place from 8-11am at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. http://www.ferndalefoodbank.org
    8:00am
  • Fun Run: Sign up for today's "Running Trails with the M.I.G" 5K Fun Run & Walk starting at 9am at Whatcom Falls Park, 1401 Electric Ave. Entry is $18-$25. http://www.blainemwr.com
    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
  • 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
  • Lake Padden Relay: Join the Greater Bellingham Running Club for the annual "Lake Padden Relay" starting at 10am at East Lake Padden Park, 4883 Samish Way. Run the race 10-mile race individually, or as a group of four. Individual runners are $10; teams are $20 (entry is free for GBRC members). http://www.gbrc.net
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Labor Day Car Show: Attend the sixth annual Mt. Baker Labor Day Car Show & Road Run from 10am-4pm in Maple Falls at Mount Baker Lodging, 7463 Mt. Baker Hwy. Spectators can check out the cars for free; those wanting to showing their classics, sports cars, trucks, muscle cars, customs and more will be charged $10-$12; all proceeds benefit Mt. Baker Lions Club. http://www.mtbakercarshow.com
    10:00am
  • The Artful Gardener: What does art in the garden mean? Find out when Floribunda Designs' Kathy Hirdler leads a photo presentation dubbed "The Artful Gardener" at 11am at Mount Vernon's Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Hirdler will focus on how simple design principles—placement, scale and color and using outdoor-appropriate materials—can infuse your garden with inspiration. Entry is $8. http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
    11:00am
  • Fairhaven Sidewalk Sale: Browse and find great deals as part of the annual Fairhaven Sidewalk Sale taking place from 11am-5pm throughout the historic district. http://www.fairhaven.com
    11:00am
  • Benefit Pub Ride: Help raise funds for Twisp Wildland firefighter Daniel Lyon—who is recovering from injuries at Harborview Burn Unit—at a "Bellingham Pub Ride" starting at 12pm at Boundary Bay Brewery and continuing at the Local (1:30-2:30pm), Wander Brewery (3-4pm), Kulshan Brewery (4:30-5:30pm), Aslan Brewery (6-7pm), and finishing back at Boundary (7:30pm). (360) 927-9508
    12:00pm
  • Traditional Jazz: The Clamdigger Jazz Band will perform New Orleans/Dixieland music at the Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society’s monthly concert and dance from 2-5pm at the VFW Hall, 625 N State St. Entry is $6 students, $10 members, $12 general. 371-7030 or http://www.btjs.webs.com
    2:00pm
  • Whatcom Symphony Orchestra: A small ensemble from the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra will perform at a free chamber music concert at 3pm in Lynden at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The show is part of a series of free concerts the WSO is offering to the community to celebrate its 40th anniversary. http://www.whatcomsymphony.com
    3:00pm
  • Smith & Vallee Opening: View works by painter Tyree Callahan and pottery by Isaac Howard at an opening reception from 5-8pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The exhibit can be viewed through Sept. 30. http://www.smithandvallee.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
  • Kulshan CLT Community Party: All are welcome at the Kulshan Community Land Trust's 15th annual Community Party from 6-10pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry is free for members and $15 general and includes live music by Purple Mage, family-friendly games and activities, a barbecue meal and one beer or beverage. http://www.kulshanclt.org
    6:00pm
  • USA Dance: Join USA Dance and the Thomas Harris Septet for a dance from 7:15-10pm at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. All are welcome including beginners, singles, couples, seniors and students. Show up early for a beginning Foxtrot lesson, and enjoy an evening of dance with others. Entry is $7-$10. 734-5676 or http://www.bellinghamusadance.com
    7:15pm
  • Salsa Night: Join DJ Antonio Diaz as he mixes a fabulous combination of the best Latin rhythms at Rumba Northwest's bimonthly "Salsa Night" taking place from 9:30pm-12am on the first and third Saturdays of the month at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State st. Entry to the all-ages event is $4. http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
    9:30pm

 

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