Week of Sunday, September 28, 2014
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Sunday, September 28, 2014 (17 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Local foods, farmers and fishers will be celebrated during Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" at a variety of events happening through September throughout Whatcom County (and beyond). Nineteen participating restaurants will have locally sourced specials, and there'll be a Sept. 13 Farm Tour, an Incognito Dinner by Ciao Thyme, the Bite of Bellingham, an "Eat Local Dinner Theater" with the Community Food Co-op, a food trail trek, a brewers cruise, Bellingham Oktoberfest, and more. See http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    8:00am
  • Little Shop of Horrors: The MBT's fourth Main Stage Rep production, Little Shop of Horrors, can be seen at performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. For those not in the know, the musical focuses on a down-and-out skid row floral assistant named Seymour and an exotic plant named Audrey—who has a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Tickets are $10 for students with ID and $20-$45 otherwise. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Sound of Music: The hills will come alive when the Lynden Performing Arts Guild kicks off its run of performances of The Sound of Music this week with shows at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre at the town's Dutch Village Mall, 655 Front St. The Teri Grimes-directed musical can be seen at various dates through Oct. 12. tickets are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown: Snoopy, Linus, Lucy and the rest of the cartoon crew will make appearances when You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown opens this weekend with 7:30pm showings Friday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14. Additional showings of the musical can be seen through Oct. 12. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Corn Maze: The Lynden FFA will host its annual Corn Maze from 6-10pm Friday, 2-10pm Saturday, and 2-6pm Sunday just south of Lynden on the Hannegan Rd. Entry is $4-$6 (free for those ages 4 and under). http://www.lyndenffa.com
    6:00pm
  • Bellingham Bay Marathon: The Bellingham Bay Marathon begins at 7am on the Lummi Reservation at Gooseberry Point. Entry to take part in the scenic race—which also includes a Half Marathon Run & Walk and a 5K Run & Walk—is $35-$125. All events finish at the Depot Market Square in downtown Bellingham. http://www.bellinghambaymarathon.org
    7:00am
  • FAIRHAVEN RIDE: Meet up with folks from Fairhaven Bike & Ski for a weekly race-pace ride at 8am at the Fairhaven Village Green. 733-4433 or http://www.fairhavenbike.com
    8:00am
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mt. Baker Bike Club for the weekly “Rabbit Ride” starting at 8:30am at Fairhaven Bike & Ski, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route sees riders heading down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. 733-4433 or http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:30am
  • Pawz by the Sea: Dogs on leashes are welcome at the second annual "PAWZ by the Sea 5K" Run/Walk starting at 9am on Whidbey Island at Langley's Animal Hospital by the Sea, 114 2nd St. You can run with your dog or without, in costume or not. Entry is $15-$25. http://www.pawzbythesea.com
    9:00am
  • Ski Club Work Party: Join the Nooksack Nordic Ski Club and REI to brush out limbs and branches on a brand-new route connecting the Salmon Ridge Sno-Park to Twin Lakes Road today. Meet at 9am to carpool from the old Cost Cutter parking lot on Sunset Drive. If you call ahead, lunch will be provided. Another work party happens next weekend. http://www.nooksacknordicskiclub.org
    9:00am
  • Family Field Trip: Join Wild Whatcom Walks and acclaimed tracker and teacher Chris Byrd for a "Family Field Trip: Tracking Workshop" from 10:30am-12:30pm at Ferndale's Tennant Lake at Hovander Homestead Park. Entry is $10; please register in advance. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    10:30am
  • A Streetcar Named Desire: View a National Theatre Live performance of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire at 2pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $12-$16. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    2:00pm
  • Dynamic Duos: The Bellingham Chamber Music Society presents "Dynamic Duos!" at 3pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. The concert features works by Mozart, Martinu, and Handel-Halvorsen performed by violinist Kim Zabelle and violist Leslie Johnson. Tickets are $5-$20. http://www.bellinghamchambermusic.org
    3:00pm
  • Echoes of War: Six local history writers and researchers will read from the Bellingham Herald's serial novel Echoes of War: Mystery of a Missing Confederate Treasure in Whatcom County at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. This year’s contributors are Janet Oakley, Troy Luginbill, Wes Gannaway, Jim Berg, JoAnn Roe, and Sara Holodnick. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Art of Jazz: As part of the Jazz Project's monthly "Art of Jazz" series, the Jennifer Scott Quartet will perform from 4-6:30pm at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Entry is free for members, $10 for WWU students and students under 18, and $16 general. http://www.jazzproject.org
    4:00pm
  • African Children’s Choir: Help raise funds for Music for Life when the African Children's Choir performs at 7pm at Immanuel Bible Church, 2000 W. North St. Entry is by donation, and additional concerts happen through the fall. http://www.africanchildrenschoir.com
    7:00pm
  • Worklight Comedy Show: A booked opening act and a headliner are highlighted every second and fourth Sunday of the month at the "Worklight Comedy Show" at 9pm at Swillery Whiskey Bar, 118 W. Holly St. In between acts, there'll be an open mic for standup comedians to take part in. Entry is free. 393-4847
    9:00pm

Monday, September 29, 2014 (7 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Local foods, farmers and fishers will be celebrated during Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" at a variety of events happening through September throughout Whatcom County (and beyond). Nineteen participating restaurants will have locally sourced specials, and there'll be a Sept. 13 Farm Tour, an Incognito Dinner by Ciao Thyme, the Bite of Bellingham, an "Eat Local Dinner Theater" with the Community Food Co-op, a food trail trek, a brewers cruise, Bellingham Oktoberfest, and more. See http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    8:00am
  • Adventure Basics: Pre-planning and preparation, logistics, equipment and apparel selection, adventure travel activities, and resources available to make your next adventure one to remember will be part of an "International & Adventure Travel Basics" presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free event. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Ethiopian Cuisine: Spicy chicken stew, pumpkin with turmeric and sourdough flatbread will be on the menu when Mulu Belay teaches an "Ethiopian Cuisine" course from 6-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $35. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Open Mic: Local writer and teacher Laurel Leigh helms the monthly Open Mic at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Bring your stories about fall, free falling, or freewheeling—or any creative work in progress. Please register to read at the front desk or by calling the number listed here. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. 778-7230 or http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm
  • Reggae Night: DJ Yogoman (Jordan Rain) hosts a week "Old School Reggae Night" gathering from 8pm-12am every Monday at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. In addition to the music, drinks and food are also available. Entry is $3. http://www.facebook.com
    8:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9:30pm every Monday at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    9:30pm

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (7 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Local foods, farmers and fishers will be celebrated during Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" at a variety of events happening through September throughout Whatcom County (and beyond). Nineteen participating restaurants will have locally sourced specials, and there'll be a Sept. 13 Farm Tour, an Incognito Dinner by Ciao Thyme, the Bite of Bellingham, an "Eat Local Dinner Theater" with the Community Food Co-op, a food trail trek, a brewers cruise, Bellingham Oktoberfest, and more. See http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    8:00am
  • Ancestry Workshop: Learn how to access historical records with the powerful tool Ancestry.com at a workshop at 9am at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. This in-depth class will concentrate on search strategies to get the maximum benefit from your research. Space is limited, and registration is recommended. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    9:00am
  • Sign Language Classes: The Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center offers American Sign Language classes as a free service to the community from 12-1pm on the first three Tuesdays of each month in Bellingham. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 255-7166 or 647-0910
    12:00pm
  • Starting a Co-op: Deborah Craig and Jo Ann McNerthney lead a "Starting a Co-op #1: Organizing the People Power" workshop from 6:30-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. This is the first in a series of three classes designed to support the creation of co-ops in Whatcom County. Entry is $5. 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:30pm
  • Square Dance: Rainbow Squares will present beginning square dance lessons from 7-9pm at Lynden's Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is necessary. Admission is free for the first two lessons, $5 afterwards. http://www.sqdance.org
    7:00pm
  • Intro to Ireland: Fiddle player Cayley Schmid and percussionist David Pender Lofgren will lead an all-ages "Introduction to Irish Music and Dance" at 7pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. At 8pm, Irish dancer and teacher Norah McLaughlin will teach a workshop on the basics of traditional Irish dance. Entry is free. http://www.wcls.org
    7:00pm
  • If Not For This: Celebrated Pacific Northwest author Pete Fromm (As Cool As I Am) reads from his new book of fiction, If Not For This, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 (13 events)

  • BMC’s Broadway Cabaret: The Bellingham Music Club highlights stage songs from the last 100 years at a free performance of "A Broadway Cabaret" at 10:30am Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. The event can also be experienced at a 7:30pm show Thursday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets for the nighttime gig are $15. http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
    10:30am
  • The Good News Chair: Author and educator Harriet Arkley shares ideas from her book The Good News Chair at 4pm at the Blaine Public Library, 610 Third St. Arkley will share highlights of how a special chair changed the culture of an elementary school principal’s office and at the same time encouraged and recognized desirable behavior in children. http://www.wcls.org
    4:00pm
  • Green Drinks: Network with likeminded environmentally aware community members at the monthly Green Drinks gathering from 5-7pm at 2020 Engineering, 814 Dupont St. Bring your own glass. http://www.re-sources.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
  • Fall Hikes: Kathy Whitman helms a "Best Local Fall Hikes" presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Trip planning, essential items, equipment, safety precautions, local resources and places to go will all be on the roster. Entry is free; register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Ballroom Dancing: Good Vibrations will perform at the monthly Ballroom Dancing gathering from 6-8pm at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Entry is free. 733-3500
    6:00pm
  • Blue Foot Chicken: Nettles Farm's Riley Starks and Chef Robert Fong will lead a "roast-off" at a "Blue Foot Chicken" course from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $45. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Garden Club Meeting: Charley Yaw, owner of Charley's Greenhouse in Mount Vernon, presents "Greenhouses, Cold Frames and Garden Gear" at the Birchwood Garden Club's monthly meeting at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The public is welcome to attend. http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Human Rights Film Festival Meeting: The Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival committee will host an open planning meeting at 7pm at the Whatcom Peace & Justice Center, 1220 Bay St. Anyone interested in helping plan for and work on the 15th year of this inspiring, free festival (scheduled for Feb. 29-28) is welcome. http://www.bhrff.webs.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
  • Mike Allen Quartet: The Mike Allen Quartet monthly jazz series continues with a concert at 8pm at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. The series continues with shows Nov. 5 and Dec. 3. Entry is free for students and $10 general. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    8:00pm
  • Comedy at the Shoe: If you like sipping on cocktails and laughing uproariously, attend the weekly "Shoe Me the Funny" comedy showcase starting at 9pm every Wednesday at the Ranch Room at the Horseshoe Cafe, 113 E. Holly St. The event features six comedians vying for your vote, a highlighted comedian, host Mike Cramblett, and chances to win platters of cheesy fries. Entry is free. http://www.facebook.com
    9:00pm

Thursday, October 2, 2014 (15 events)

  • BMC’s Broadway Cabaret: The Bellingham Music Club highlights stage songs from the last 100 years at a free performance of "A Broadway Cabaret" at 10:30am Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. The event can also be experienced at a 7:30pm show Thursday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets for the nighttime gig are $15. http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
    10:30am
  • You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown: Snoopy, Linus, Lucy and the rest of the cartoon crew will make appearances when You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14. Additional showings of the musical can be seen through Oct. 12. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • The Sound of Music: The hills will come alive when the Lynden Performing Arts Guild continues its run of performances of The Sound of Music this week with shows at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre at the town's Dutch Village Mall, 655 Front St. The Teri Grimes-directed musical can be seen at various dates through Oct. 12. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Anything Goes: Stowaways, mistaken identity and hilarity will all make appearances when the Tony Award-winning musical Anything Goes continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Entry is $20 and additional showings happen weekends through Oct. 25. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • City IQ Presentation: Drop in for an hourlong presentation focused on "Discovering Your City through City IQ" at 10:30am at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. City IQ may be used to access maps and information about a specific location, view aerial images, topography and more. 778-7217
    10:30am
  • Lynden Farmers Market: Procure fresh, seasonal fare from local farmers at the Lynden Farmers Market, which happens from 12-5pm every Thursday through Oct. 30 at 324 Front St. http://www.lyndenfarmersmarket.com
    12:00pm
  • Brown Bag Concert: Alice Reberger and Sage Waters present classical songs for cello and piano—including Jewish seasonal favorites by Ernest Bloch, Max Bruch, David Popper, Srul Irving Glick, and Felix Mendelssohn—at a Brown Bag concert at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • First Thursday Art Walk: Sixteen downtown venues featuring work by local and regional artists will open their doors for the final First Thursday Art Walk of the season from 5-8pm in downtown Mount Vernon. Entry is free. http://www.mountvernondowntown.org
    5:00pm
  • First Thursday Reception: Attend an opening reception for the upcoming Whatcom Artist Studio Tour at a First Thursday Artist Reception from 6-8pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. In addition to the works by the WAST artists, there'll be a Fall Community Exhibit, live music and more. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:00pm
  • Ski Club Potluck: Learn more about the Nooksack Nordic Ski Club at a season kickoff dessert potluck and informational meeting from 6:30-8:30pm at Garden Street Methodist Church, 1236 Garden St. Find out about cross-country ski venues and bring your skis to get them hot-waxed. Entry is free. http://www.nooksacknordicskiclub.org
    6:30pm
  • Gourmet Pickles: Live food chef Bruce Horowitz focuses on "Gourmet Old-Fashioned Pickles" from 6:30-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $35. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Travelogue Talk: Amy Wimmer focuses "Singing and Exploring from Slovakia to Amsterdam" at tonight's Travelogue Series presentation at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    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, October 3, 2014 (21 events)

  • Hellingham: Help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as "Hellingham" returns to the stage for 8pm and 10pm shows every Friday and Saturday through October at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to view the comedic carnage are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.thupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown: Snoopy, Linus, Lucy and the rest of the cartoon crew will make appearances when You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14. Additional showings of the musical can be seen through Oct. 12. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • The Sound of Music: The hills will come alive when the Lynden Performing Arts Guild continues its run of performances of The Sound of Music this week with shows at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre at the town's Dutch Village Mall, 655 Front St. The Teri Grimes-directed musical can be seen at various dates through Oct. 12. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Anything Goes: Stowaways, mistaken identity and hilarity will all make appearances when the Tony Award-winning musical Anything Goes continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Entry is $20 and additional showings happen weekends through Oct. 25. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bier on the Pier: Sample liquid goods from more than 30 regional breweries at the "Bier on the Pier" from 5-9pm Friday and 12-6pm Saturday at the Port of Anacortes Warehouse, 100 Commercial Ave. In addition to the beer, there'll be German food vendors, polka music, costume contests and more. Tickets are $20-$25 per day or $35-$45 for both. http://www.anacortes.org
    5:00pm
  • Community Forest Project: Volunteer at the doorstep of an old-growth forest from 12pm Friday to 4:30pm Saturday at Canyon Lake Community Forest. Help maintain a path leading 5,000 feet up to a stunning eastern viewpoint with sweeping views of Mt. Baker. Volunteer either day, or camp out overnight. The work you accomplish is part of the ongoing collaborative partnership to conserve more than 2,000 acres at Canyon Lake to meet a multitude of needs benefiting people, fish and wildlife, and the land around rivers, lakes 650-9470 or http://www.whatcomlandtrust.org
    12:00pm
  • Gore & Lore Tours: Bellingham's scariest stories and real-life horrors can be experienced when the Good Time Girls host their infamous spooky "Gore & Lore" history tours starting this weekend at 6pm Friday and Saturday at the Bureau of Historical Investigation (217 W. Holly St.) and 6pm Friday at Sycamore Square (12th and Harris). Entry is $15 per person; tours happen through October. http://www.thebureaubellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Super Horse Showdown: A draft horse pull, competitions including ranch sorting, barrel racing, cowboy races, pole bending, vendors, cowboy church, horsemanship clinics and more will be part of the "Super Horse Showdown" happening Friday through Sunday at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Costs vary. http://www.nwwafair.com
    2:00pm
  • WeSnip Garage Sale: Artwork, garden accessories, housewares, collectibles, furniture, kid’s stuff exercise and sports equipment, plants, seasonal goods, a bake sale and a “man cave” will be for sale at WeSNiP's "Not Your Average Garage Sale" from 9am-4pm Friday through Sunday at Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd. The fundraising sale happens again Oct. 11-12. http://www.wesnip.org
    9:00am
  • Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival: "Ten Art Quilters in Search of a River," an exhibit by members of the Fidalgo Island Quilters, will be highlighted at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum's annual "Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival" happening from 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am-4:30pm Sunday, at the Quilt Museum, Maple Hall, and the La Conner Civic Garden Club. The festival also includes an international show of juried and judged quilts, wearable art and fiber art, as well as workshops, a preview party, specialty vendors http://www.laconnerquilts.com
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Fisheries Fundraiser: The Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group will host a "Salmon Safe" Wine Tasting Fundraiser from 5-8pm in La Conner at Hellam's Vineyard, 109 N. First St. Tickets are $20-$25 and include appetizers and wine grown sustainably in the Pacific Northwest. Proceeds benefit hands-on watershed projects. http://www.skagitfisheries.org
    5:00pm
  • Fierce Fest Benefit: More than 60 queer, female and trans artists of all ages will take part in "Fierce Fest" happenings from 6pm-1am Friday, 11am-1am Saturday, and 11am-11pm Sunday at the Old Foundry, 100 E. Maple St. The music and art festival—which aims to provide a platform for queer and female artists to strengthen our creative communities—will feature a variety of musicians, visual artists, educational workshops, and more. See the lineup online. Tickets are $20-$30 for the weekend, $7 for Friday night http://www.fiercefest.tumblr.com
    6:00pm
  • Western Line Dancing: A Western Line Dance class meets at 6pm Friday at Lynden's Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. The group dances the oldies to the latest western, with a little bit of rock and roll. Entry is $5 per class. (360) 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • Bonfires, Brats, Music: As part of October's "Bonfires & Brats" series, listen to music by the Hi-O Revelers from 6-8pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Entry is free. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    6:00pm
  • Gallery Walk: Anne Martin McCool Gallery, Gallery KP, Classic Style and Company, Burton Jewelers, Scott Milo Gallery, the Majestic Inn and Spa, Apothecary Spa, and the Depot Arts Center will open their doors for the First Friday Gallery Walk from 6-9pm in downtown Anacortes. http://www.anacortesart.com
    6:00pm
  • Art Walk: Peruse a variety of galleries, businesses, restaurants and other public spaces as part of the monthly Art Walk happening from 6-10pm throughout downtown Bellingham. To find out where the action's happening, check out the website listed here or pick up a map at participating locales (including Make.Shift, Allied Arts, Honey Salon, Casa Que Pasa, and many, many more). http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Poetry and Food: Celebrate September's "Eat Local" food month at a "Food for the Soul" gathering from 7-9pm at the Deming Public Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Poets and appreciators of poetry will share their original and favorite works dedicated to food in all its delicious glory and varied interpretations, and Deming-area cooks and bakers will share samples of their culinary creations from the edible bounty of Foothills farms and forest. Entry is free. http://www.wcls.org
    7:00pm
  • Writer of the Future: Randy Henderson reads from his short story, Memories Bleed Beneath the Mask, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The story is culled from L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. 30. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • BOOM!: Show up for "BOOM" at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Rickk Miller's one-man stage documentary chronicles the post-war Baby Boom years through the music, culture and politics that shaped the Baby Boom generation (1945-1969). Tickets are $25. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • 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, October 4, 2014 (45 events)

  • Hellingham: Help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as "Hellingham" returns to the stage for 8pm and 10pm shows every Friday and Saturday through October at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to view the comedic carnage are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.thupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown: Snoopy, Linus, Lucy and the rest of the cartoon crew will make appearances when You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14. Additional showings of the musical can be seen through Oct. 12. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • The Sound of Music: The hills will come alive when the Lynden Performing Arts Guild continues its run of performances of The Sound of Music this week with shows at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre at the town's Dutch Village Mall, 655 Front St. The Teri Grimes-directed musical can be seen at various dates through Oct. 12. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Anything Goes: Stowaways, mistaken identity and hilarity will all make appearances when the Tony Award-winning musical Anything Goes continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Entry is $20 and additional showings happen weekends through Oct. 25. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bier on the Pier: Sample liquid goods from more than 30 regional breweries at the "Bier on the Pier" from 5-9pm Friday and 12-6pm Saturday at the Port of Anacortes Warehouse, 100 Commercial Ave. In addition to the beer, there'll be German food vendors, polka music, costume contests and more. Tickets are $20-$25 per day or $35-$45 for both. http://www.anacortes.org
    5:00pm
  • Community Forest Project: Volunteer at the doorstep of an old-growth forest from 12pm Friday to 4:30pm Saturday at Canyon Lake Community Forest. Help maintain a path leading 5,000 feet up to a stunning eastern viewpoint with sweeping views of Mt. Baker. Volunteer either day, or camp out overnight. The work you accomplish is part of the ongoing collaborative partnership to conserve more than 2,000 acres at Canyon Lake to meet a multitude of needs benefiting people, fish and wildlife, and the land around rivers, lakes 650-9470 or http://www.whatcomlandtrust.org
    12:00pm
  • Gore & Lore Tours: Bellingham's scariest stories and real-life horrors can be experienced when the Good Time Girls host their infamous spooky "Gore & Lore" history tours starting this weekend at 6pm Friday and Saturday at the Bureau of Historical Investigation (217 W. Holly St.) and 6pm Friday at Sycamore Square (12th and Harris). Entry is $15 per person; tours happen through October. http://www.thebureaubellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Super Horse Showdown: A draft horse pull, competitions including ranch sorting, barrel racing, cowboy races, pole bending, vendors, cowboy church, horsemanship clinics and more will be part of the "Super Horse Showdown" happening Friday through Sunday at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Costs vary. http://www.nwwafair.com
    2:00pm
  • WeSnip Garage Sale: Artwork, garden accessories, housewares, collectibles, furniture, kid’s stuff exercise and sports equipment, plants, seasonal goods, a bake sale and a “man cave” will be for sale at WeSNiP's "Not Your Average Garage Sale" from 9am-4pm Friday through Sunday at Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd. The fundraising sale happens again Oct. 11-12. http://www.wesnip.org
    9:00am
  • Skagit Valley Festival of Farms: Tour 13 area farms—most of them located 20 minutes or less from each other— from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday as part of the annual Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms happening throughout Skagit County. The free, self-guided tour includes harvest markets, food samples, tours, educational exhibits, activities for kids, corn and hay mazes, pumpkin patches, gardening demos and more. http://www.festivaloffamilyfarms.com
    10:00am
  • Fall Fruit Festival: Taste and enjoy more than 200 varieties of fruit and fruit products at the annual Fall Fruit Festival from 10am-5pm Saturday and 11am-4pm Sunday at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. Live music, u-pick pumpkins and gourds and more will be part of the event. Entry is $3.50 per person or $9 per carload. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    10:00am
  • Model Train Show: More than 50,000 square feet of layouts, exhibits and vendors will be part of the 30th annual Lynden Lions Club Model Train Show from 9am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $5-$7. http://www.lyndentrainshow.com
    10:00am
  • Historical Society Sale: Collectibles, historical books and many other items will be for sale at the Whatcom County Historical Society's Benefit Garage Sale happening from 9am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the Whatcom County Territorial Courthouse, 1308 E St. All proceeds go to support the maintenance and operations of the oldest brick building in Washington State. 384-4209 http://www.whatcomhistory.net
    9:00am
  • Whatcom Artist Studio Tour: More than 50 artists working in 10 different forms of media will open their creative spaces to the public for the 20th annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour happening from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday—and again Oct. 11-12—throughout Whatcom County. Entry to the self-guided tour is free. Plan your route online, or pick up a map at businesses throughout the county. http://www.studiotour.net
    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 Pancake Breakfast: Help raise money for the Ferndale Food Book at a monthly fundraising Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. http://www.ferndalefoodbank.org
    8:00am
  • Race for Education: Communities in Schools of Whatcom County hosts the sixth annual "Race for Education" 5K Run/Walk starting at 8am at Bellingham's Civic Field, 1355 Civic Field Way. The fun-filled event will feature race divisions, prizes for best race times and random drawings so everyone has a chance to win. Entry is $15-$25. http://www.ciswhatcom.org
    8:00am
  • Run Like a Girl: Take part in the non-competitive half-marathon, "Run Like a Girl," starting at 9am at Fairhaven Park, 107 Chuckanut Dr. Entry is $65; proceeds benefit Girls on the Run. http://www.runlikeagirlbellingham.org
    9:00am
  • Lights On Inspections: The Whatcom County unit of the Automotive Service Association will host its annual "Lights On Inspection" from 9am-1pm in the southwest parking lot at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave., and at the parking lot at Everson Elementary School, 216 Everson Goshen Rd. The event features complimentary vehicle exterior light inspection and replacement of all "non-exotic" bulbs. (Please note that they won't make repairs if there's a wiring or electrical issue.) 380-2277
    9:00am
  • Anacortes Farmers Market: Attend the Anacortes Farmers Market from 9am-2pm at the town's Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. The market continues every Saturday through October. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Nooksack River Cleanup: Join RE Sources for the fifth annual South Fork River Cleanup today from 9am-2pm along the shores from Acme to Van Zandt. Volunteers will be picking up trash and debris from summer adventures. A post-work party gathering happens at Everybody's Store. Register for meeting details. http://www.re-sources.org
    9:00am
  • Sewing Machine Workshop: "The Very Basics: Getting to Know Your Machine" will be the focus of a sewing machine workshop with Renee Sherrer at 10am at Ragfinery, 1421 N. Forest St. Entry is $30. Please register in advance. http://www.ragfinery.com
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: Attend the weekly Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 20 at the Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Ferndale Public Market: Drop by the Ferndale Public Market from 10am-3pm at the city's Centennial River Walk, 5667 First Ave. The market continues Saturdays through Oct. 12. http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.org
    10:00am
  • Used Bike & Gear Sale: Attend a Used Bike & Gear Sale from 10am-3pm at Sterling Bike Works, 558 Sterling Dr. Funds raised will go the nonprofit—whose mission is to get bicycles into the hands of kids who come from families with low incomes. http://www.sterlingbikeworks.org
    10:00am
  • Arbor Day Celebration: Join the City of Bellingham for an Arbor Day celebration from 10am-3pm at Elizabeth Park. The free, family-friendly event features tree identification tours, a youth tree climb, an Arbor Day proclamation by Mayor Kelli Linville, and more. http://www.cob.org
    10:00am
  • Solar Tour: Talk with industry professionals to learn how solar electricity works, get a close-up look at locally made Itek solar panels, and learn about the federal and state incentives that help solar system owners recoup their costs as part of a Greater Skagit Solar Tour from 10am-3pm at Mount Vernon's Fire Mountain Solar, 18388 Periwinkle Lane. Entry is free; children and families are welcome. http://www.firemountainsolar.com
    10:00am
  • Harvest Market and Food Swap: Attend the fifth annual Harvest Market from 10am-4pm at the Bow Little Market next to the Belfast Feed Store, 6200 N. Green Rd. (on Old 99). Local produce, products, hot food and a cider press will be part of the fun. From 2-4pm, Chuckanut Transition will also host a Food Swap; bring surplus fresh, dried, frozen or caned homegrown or wild-harvested food to exchange, as well as seeds and handmade items. http://www.bowlittlemarket.wordpress.com or www.chuckanuttransition.com
    10:00am
  • Blessing of the Animals: Join Echoes Bellingham to celebrate World Animal Day and St. Francis' Day at a "Blessing of the Animals" at 10:30am at the large shelter by the playground at Cornwall Park, 3424 Meridian St. All species are welcome; all will be blessed individually. http://www.echoesbellingham.org
    10:30am
  • Buddy Walk: Help promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome and celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month at today's Buddy Walk happening from 11am-2pm at the Fairhaven Village Green. Entry is $5-$10; registration includes live music, a T-shirt, barbecue lunch, entry to a silent auction and family-friendly activities. http://www.arcwhatcom.org
    11:00am
  • Bingo Fundraiser: Win cash and prizes at a fundraising BINGO gathering from 1-3pm at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. Entry is $20 and includes three cards for eight games. The event is open to the public. 332-8040
    1:00pm
  • Traditional Jazz: The Clamdiggers 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 for students, $10 members and $1 general. 734-2973 or http://www.btjs.webs.com
    2:00pm
  • BUG Jam: Join the Bellingham Ukulele Group for a BUG Jam from 3-5pm at St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. A beginner's workshop starts promptly at 2pm; loaner "ukes" are available. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
    2:00pm
  • Wonders of Whatcom: "State Parks on the Salish Sea" will be the topic of today's "Wonders of Whatcom" presentation at 2:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Entry is free. 778-7230
    2:30pm
  • Wild Berries: Forager and author T. Abe Lloyd will share recipes, neighborhood harvest locations and anecdotes at a "Wild Berries of Washington and Oregon" presentation at 3pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Lloyd will also be on hand at 7pm Monday to give the presentation at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. http://www.wcls.org
    3:00pm
  • Graham Kerr Presentation: Culinary and television personality Graham Kerr will give a talk focusing on healthy, creative lifestyle changes and the consumption of fresh, local edible plants and seafood at a 4pm presentation at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Entry to "Nourish and Delight: Our Future Food?" is free. http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
    4:00pm
  • Smith & Vallee Opening Reception: Attend an opening reception for an exhibit by Edison artist John Robbins from 5-8pm at the town's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. Robbins' acrylic paintings and sculptures will be on display through Oct. 26. 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
  • An Organic Quest: Peter Laufer—and C-SPAN's Book TV—will be on hand at a reading and discussion focusing on Laufer's new book Organic: A Journalist's Quest to Discover the Truth Behind Food Labeling at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com or www.peterlaufer.com
    7:00pm
  • Around the World: Join USA Dance Bellingham for a "Dancing to Music from Around the World" dance party from 7-11pm at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. There will be a American Tango lesson taught by Janice Shepard from 7-8pm. Beginners and singles are welcome. Entry is $7-$10. http://www.bellinghamusadance.com
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Social Dance: Join Bellingham Scottish Country Dancers for a Social Dance at 7:30pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. All dances will be walked through; some experience is required if you want to dance. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:30pm
  • First Saturday Folk Dance: The "zesty" dance Balkan dance band known as Balkanarama will provide the live soundtrack for tonight's First Saturday Folk Dance from 7:30-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St.. The dances are mostly line dances, so no partner is needed, all ages are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Suggested donation is $15. 380-0456
    7:30pm
  • Some Thing Else Showing: Show up for a screening of Powderwhore's latest snow-based film adventure, Some Thing Else, at 8p at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St. Entry s $10. http://www.backcountryessentials.net
    8:00pm
  • Jeremy Jones Higher: Watch an acclaimed backcountry snowboarder do what he does best at a viewing of Jeremy Jones Higher at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. This is the third and final installment of the "Deeper, Further, Higher" trilogy from the award-winning producers at Teton Gravity Research. Tickets are $6-$14. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Salsa Night: Join Rumba Northwest for "Salsa Night" starting at 9pm every Saturday at Cafe Rumba, 1430 N. State St. After an introductory lesson, attendees can dance to the a mix of Latin rhythms, including salsa, merengue, bachata, cha-cha-cha, and more. Entry to the all-ages event is $4. http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
    9:00pm

 

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