Week of March 19, 2017

Sunday, March 19 13 events
  • All Day Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest 
    The annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest is accepting submissions through March 31. Winning entries are displayed for a year on placards in front of the Bellingham Public Library, and inside Whatcom Transportation Authority buses that serve routes throughout Whatcom County. See submission guidelines online.
  • 7:30pm The Little Mermaid 
    META Performing Arts presents showings of Disney's The Little Mermaid at 7:30pm Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets to see the tale of a 16-year-old mermaid who is fascinated with life on land—and with a human prince—are $12-$25. Additional showings of the musical take place March 23-25.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:00pm Godspell 
    Dana Crediford makes her directorial debut when Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth students present showings of the award-winning musical Godspell at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. Tickets to see the parables paired with contemporary songs are $10 at the door or online. Additional showings happen March 24-26.
    BAAY Theatre :: http://www.baay.org
  • 7:00pm Avenue Q 
    Show up to see a fast-moving adult take on Sesame Street when the school edition of Avenue Q shows at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Anacortes High School's Brodniak Hall, 1600 20th St. Tickets to see the story of the slightly naughty puppets and people who live on the eponymous avenue are $6-$12; additional showings happen March 23-26.
    Brodniak Hall :: (360) 293-2166
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Rabbit Ride 
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bicycle, 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.
    Fairhaven Bicycle :: http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Sedro-Woolley Breakfast 
    Eggs to order, omelets and hash browns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, French toast and more can be had at a monthly Community Breakfast from 8-11am at Sedro-Woolley's American Legion Post #43, 701 Murdock St. Entry is $5 for kids, $7 for adults.
    American Legion Post #43 :: http://www.sedro-woolley.com
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Leprechaun Daze Car Show 
    View a variety of classic cars when the Fourth Corner Elites Car Club presents its annual "Leprechaun Daze Car Show" from 10am-3pm in the parking lot at Hardware Sales, 2034 James St. Entry is free for visitors; $10 for those who want to show off their classic rides.
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Walk for Water 
    The City of Bellingham will host the ninth annual "Walk for Water" from 11am-1pm starting at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Attendees will walk the distance women and children across the world frequently travel to collect water for daily household use. As part of the World Water Day theme of "Wastewater," the walk will embark on a new route this year along the lower Padden Trail to the Post Point Wastewater Treatment Plant and back. In addition to signs posted along the trail with facts about the theme, tours of the facility will be offered at 11:30am and 12pm. The first 75 participants who complete the free walk can take home a free 16-ounce stainless steel water bottle.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.cob.org or http://www.unwater.org
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Stretch your understanding 
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Hope and Action with Kevin Ranker and Tim Ballew II 
    State Senator Kevin Ranker and Lummi Nation chair Timothy Ballew II will lead a "Hope and Action" presentation co-sponsored by the Lummi Nation and Riveters Collective from 1-4pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The inspirational and practical forum will provide specific ideas for what each of us can do to stand up for our core values in the face of our current administration. Entry is free; seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.riveterscollective.org
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Ilya Yakushev 
    Russian musician Ilya Yakushev—a pianist who made a brilliant last-minute debut with the Bellingham Festival of Music last July—will return to town for a 3pm performance at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The program will include pieces by Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, and Mussorgsky. Tickets are $12-$45.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.tickets.wwu.edu or http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Therapy Dog Stories 
    Longtime counselor and author Diana Lee shares tales from Therapy Dogs & the Stories They Can Tell at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Rumor has it she will be bringing along her own therapy puppy, Jack, to the reading.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Spring Equinox Celebration with Gary Stroutsos 
    Native American flute master Gary Stroutsos will perform at a Spring Equinox Celebration at 4pm at 8 Petals Yoga Studio, 1317 Commercial St., #203. The concert will be preceded by a short mindfulness meditation led by Christine Burkhart. Tickets are $15-$25; advance purchase is recommended.
    8 Petals Yoga Studio :: http://www.whatcomyoga.com/events
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Monday, March 20 8 events
  • All Day Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest 
    The annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest is accepting submissions through March 31. Winning entries are displayed for a year on placards in front of the Bellingham Public Library, and inside Whatcom Transportation Authority buses that serve routes throughout Whatcom County. See submission guidelines online.
  • 4:30pm - 6:00pm Whatcom Reads Book Discussion 
    The Island Library Book Group will discuss this year's Whatcom READS! title, Jonathan Evison's The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, from 4:30-6pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. All are welcome.
    Lummi Island Library :: (360) 758-7145
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Our Local Epic 
    Join the Nooksack Wild and Scenic Campaign and RE Sources for a special screening of Our Local Epic at 6pm at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. The documentary film focuses on early whitewater kayak pioneers and the efforts to protect the pristine Clarks Fork Box Canyon on the Yellowstone River from a massive dam. The evening will feature a special appearance by Reg Lake, one of the pioneers to first explore the gorge by kayak. Entry is free.
    Pickford Film Center :: http://www.pickfordfilmcenter.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Dig Into Spring 
    Skagit County Master Gardener Diana Wisen will discuss "Dealing with Winter Damage in Your Landscape" at a free "Dig Into Spring" speaker series at 6pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. The program will provide workable solutions and tips to help you.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 6:00pm - 10:30pm Hiking with Dogs 
    Julia Cousins leads a free "Hiking with Dogs" presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Where to go, what to bring, what you might encounter on the trail and more will be discussed. Attendees are encouraged to bring all of their hiking with dogs questions, but please leave your non-service animals at home. Register in advance.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Cuban Salsa 
    Rumba Northwest hosts a "Cuban Salsa for Beginners" class at 6pm at Bell Tower Studios, 1430 N. Garden St. At 7pm, a "Cuban Salsa Advanced" class takes place. Entry to the classes is $8 for regular students, $12 for drop-ins.
    Bell Tower Studios :: http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
  • 8:00pm - 10:30pm Swing Dance 
    All ages and experience levels are invited to a weekly Swing Dance starting with a beginner drop-in class from 8-8:30pm at Eagles Hall, 1125 N. Forest St. From 8:30-10:30pm, all levels are invited to dance the night away. No partner is needed due to the friendly, community atmosphere swing dancing is known for. Entry is $3-$5.
  • 9:30pm - 11:00pm 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. Each week, the event features approximately 20 standup comedians who each do a four-minute set.
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Tuesday, March 21 6 events
  • All Day Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest 
    The annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest is accepting submissions through March 31. Winning entries are displayed for a year on placards in front of the Bellingham Public Library, and inside Whatcom Transportation Authority buses that serve routes throughout Whatcom County. See submission guidelines online.
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm We Are All Irish 
    Learn how to create a lively Irish menu featuring Shepard's pie and more at an "We Are All Irish" course from 5-8pm in Blaine at Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club's Great Blue Heron Grill. Entry is $65 and includes instruction, a glass of wine, a family style meal and an apron. Register in advance, as space is limited.
    Great Blue Heron Grill :: 371-7005 or http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm All-Paces Run 
    Staff 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.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Vietnamese Street Food 
    Learn how to make oxtail pho, grilled lemon grass chicken and spicy herb salad when Chef Robert Fong helms a "Vietnamese Street Food" class from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Books on Tap 
    Deming Library staff Erin Suda and Katrina Carabba will lead a "Books on Tap" discussion focusing on Jean-Dominique Bauby's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly from 7-8:30pm at the North Fork Brewery, 6186 Mt. Baker Hwy.
    North Fork Brewery :: (360) 592-2422
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm 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.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
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Wednesday, March 22 15 events
  • All Day Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest 
    The annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest is accepting submissions through March 31. Winning entries are displayed for a year on placards in front of the Bellingham Public Library, and inside Whatcom Transportation Authority buses that serve routes throughout Whatcom County. See submission guidelines online.
  • 7:30am - 9:00am Chef Breakfast 
    Chefs, food buyers and those running food businesses of all kinds are invited to a Chef Breakfast being hosted by Sustainable Connections from 7:30-9am at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. The new quarterly series features food, the sharing of best practices and a talk about "Ocean Acidification Impacts to Shellfish." Entry is $25 (free for members of the Chefs Collective).
  • 9:00am - 10:30am Community Coffee and Tea 
    All are are invited to a free "Community Coffee & Tea" event from 9-10:30am in Maple Falls at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, 8251 Kendall Rd. The free weekly event features snacks from the Co-op Bakery, hot beverages and the company of your friends and neighbors. All ages are welcome.
    East Whatcom Regional Resource Center :: (360) 499-3944 or http://www.oppco.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Starting A Veggie Garden 
    Discover the right plant for the right place and how to plot sun patterns, test and amend the soil at a free "Starting Your Vegetable Garden" presentation by Blaine C.O.R.E. (Community Orchards for Resources and Education) from 10am-12pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Starting A Veggie Garden 
    Discover the right plant for the right place and how to plot sun patterns, test and amend the soil at a free "Starting Your Vegetable Garden" presentation by Blaine C.O.R.E. (Community Orchards for Resources and Education) from 10am-12pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm Bellingham City Club Meeting 
    “Repeal, Replace or Reconstruct: Obamacare Options Under the New Administration and What It Means for our State” will be the focus of a Bellingham City Club luncheon and presentation from 11:30am-1:30pm at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. Washington's insurance commissioner, Mike Kreidler, will lead the way. Entry is $5-$20 and includes lunch.
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Searching for Phoebe 
    Get the inside story of the research done by Mary Michaelson and the Lynden Pioneer Museum into the life of "Aunt Phoebe," the Mother of Lynden, at "My Search for the True Life of Phoebe Goodell Judson" gatherings from 2-4pm Wednesdays through April 12 at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Michaelson will also answer questions about Judson and her book, A Pioneer's Search for an Ideal Home.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Eat for the Animals 
    Enjoy a dinner out and donate your receipt as part of an Alternative Humane Society Dinner from 5-8pm at Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar, 70 Bellis Fair Pkwy. Boston’s will be donating 10 percent of all receipts directly to the Alternative Humane Society. There will be a representative from AHS at Boston’s that evening to answer any questions, showcase photos and stories of these amazing animals and to extend gratitude.
    Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar :: http://www.alternativehumanesociety.com
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Handmade Pasta Class 
    Join Executive Chef Bruno Feldeisen for a "Handmade Pasta & Tortellini" class from 5:30-7:30pm at Pierside Kitchen at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry is $79 and includes food, a glass of wine or tastings, an apron and keepsake recipe cards. Space is limited, so reserve in advance.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: 318-2028 or http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Rock the Salish Sea 
    Holly Arntzen and Kevin Wright of the band the Wilds will perform with 280 students from Alderwood Elementary School as part of a "Rock the Salish Sea" tour at 6pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The concert will focus on "eco-rock" songs about oceans, watersheds, salmon and climate change and celebrate our inland ocean and its ecosystems and wildlife. Tickets are free at the MBT box office.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.artistresponseteam.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm 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.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Your Voice, Your Choice 
    PeaceHealth, in collaboration with WWU's Palliative Care Institute, will host "Your Voice, Your Choice: The Realities of Advanced Medical Interventions" at 6pm at the St. Luke's Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy. The free event will better help you understand the implications of your healthcare choices if an accident or serious illness happens. Understanding, documenting and honoring patient values and goals for end of life in all health care settings, including Advance Directives.
    St. Luke's Health Education Center :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dave Gibson Quartet 
    New York City-based trombonist will perform with pianist Miles Black, bassist Michael Glynn, and drummer Julian MacDonough at a Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center concert at 7pm at Unity Spiritual Center, 1095 Telegraph Rd. Entry is $5-$15.
    Unity Spiritual Center :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Saying Yes, Saying No 
    Dawn Harju of Excellence Seminars International will lead a presentation focused on "Saying Yes When I Want to Say No: How to Make Agreements I'll Keep" at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry to the workshop is free.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Panty Hoes 
    Aruba Sterling and Mahogony Night host a weekly drag queen production, "Panty Hoes," at 9pm at Rumors Cabaret, 1119 Railroad Ave. The duo—who are joined by other talented performers every Wednesday—have been performing for decades, and promise to deliver a great show. Suggested donation is $3; proceeds raised go to various LGBTQ-supported organizations.
    Rumors Cabaret :: http://www.rumorscabaret.com
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Thursday, March 23 14 events
  • All Day Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest 
    The annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest is accepting submissions through March 31. Winning entries are displayed for a year on placards in front of the Bellingham Public Library, and inside Whatcom Transportation Authority buses that serve routes throughout Whatcom County. See submission guidelines online.
  • 7:00pm Avenue Q 
    Show up to see a fast-moving adult take on Sesame Street when the school edition of Avenue Q shows at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Anacortes High School's Brodniak Hall, 1600 20th St. Tickets to see the story of the slightly naughty puppets and people who live on the eponymous avenue are $6-$12.
    Brodniak Hall :: (360) 293-2166
  • 7:30pm The Little Mermaid 
    META Performing Arts presents its final week of showings of Disney's The Little Mermaid at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets to see the tale of a 16-year-old mermaid who is fascinated with life on land—and with a human prince—are $12-$25.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 1:30pm - 5:30pm KidsOut! 
    "Edible Nettles" will be the focus of "KidsOUT!" field trip with Wild Whatcom from 1:30-5:30pm at the Hundred Acre Woods. Kids in grades 1-5 can take part in the adventure into the plant world and the discovery of some big allies. Entry is $55; register in advance, as space is limited.
    Hundred Acre Woods :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 4:00pm - 9:00pm Hops for Homes 
    Help raise funds for Kulshan Community Land Trust at a "Hops for Homes" fundraiser from 4-9pm at Elizabeth Station, 1400 W. Holly St. For every pint sold during this time frame, $1 will go the affordable housing nonprofit.
    Elizabeth Station :: http://www.kulshanclt.org
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm Skagit Writers League Meeting 
    Kate Williams will talk about "Book Marketing Results: Build a Platform and System to Increase Your Audience & Influence" at today's Skagit Valley Writers League meeting from 5:30-7:30pm at the Burlington Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. Please register in advance for the free workshop.
    Burlington Library :: http://www.skagitwriters.org
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Thirty Minute Meals 
    Cindy McKinney shows off fabulous meals you can cook in practically no time at a "Thirty Minute Meals" class from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Students can enjoy lemon brandy chicken with shallots and a quick pan sauce; potato zucchini, red pepper, and feta frittata; ragu of wild mushrooms and fresh herbs over polenta; kung pao chicken; and risotto with peas, leeks, and ham. Entry is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Know Your Neighbor 
    Denis Delahoyde (Northwest Recycling), Kathy and Jim Kyle (Fishing Vessel Homestore), and Rob Merhaut (Re/Max Realty) will be the featured panelists at the second of five "Know Your Neighbor" discussions from 6:30-8pm at Deming's Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 Valley Hwy. The free dialogues enable neighbors from various walks of life and locales in the South Fork Valley to come together and get to know each other over lively conversation and food.
    Van Zandt Community Hall :: http://www.facebook.com/southforkvalley
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Chuckanut Radio Hour 
    Janie Chang will discuss her newest novel, Dragon Springs Road, as the featured author at the Chuckanut Radio Hour starting at 6:30pm at Lynden's Claire VG Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The monthly live radio taping will also include performance poet Kevin Murphy, Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes, an episode of "As the Ham Turns," and more. Tickets are $5.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dance 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm most Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Dances are taught, and mentoring is available. Suggested donation is $5.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Himalayan Journey 
    Join author Debu Majumdar for a tour of north India—from the plains to the Himalayas—when he shares stories and images from his book Sacred River: A Himalayan Journey from 7-8:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. The novel is set in India and has a message for peace and renewal in life, while sharing travels in India, hiking to the Himalayas, a gold heist from a temple, legends, and folk stories. Entry is free.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Design Drinks & Talks 
    Attend "Design Drinks & Talks" at 7pm at Localgroup Studio, 221 Prospect St. The event takes place at the co-working space every other month, and offer a series of two or three short presentations by artists, architects, cartographers, designers, programmers and others engaged with design questions and problems. Tonight's event features cartographer Alan McConchie, artist and publisher Kristina Lee Podesva, and architect and artist Jay Atherton.
    Localgroup Studio :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Intro to Improv 
    Attend a free workshop focusing on play, creativity, storytelling and fun at a "Learn to Think on Your Feet" introductory improv class from 7-9pm at Improv Playworks, 1011 Girard St. All levels are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Please register in advance.
    Improv Playworks :: 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.com
  • 8:00pm - 11:30pm Bands of Justice 
    Boris Budd and Heather Yates will host a fundraiser for the ACLU, "Bands of Justice," at 8pm at the Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St. In addition to live music by Morgan Paris Lanza, the Katie Gary, Momo Grace, and Moonhat, the event is also a way for community members to participate and stay engaged. Entry is by donation; all proceeds go to the Seattle ACLU for their ongoing legal battle against the recent immigration ban.
    Wild Buffalo :: http://www.wildbuffalo.net
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TODAY 16 events
  • All Day Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest 
    The annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest is accepting submissions through March 31. Winning entries are displayed for a year on placards in front of the Bellingham Public Library, and inside Whatcom Transportation Authority buses that serve routes throughout Whatcom County. See submission guidelines online.
  • 7:00pm The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 
    "Tweenagers" played by adults will disclose hilarious and touching stories from their home lives as they spell their way through a series of words hoping never to hear the "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake when The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee opens this week with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 and additional showings take place through April 22.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:00pm Godspell 
    Dana Crediford makes her directorial debut when Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth students present showings of the award-winning musical Godspell at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. Tickets to see the parables paired with contemporary songs are $10 at the door or online.
    BAAY Theatre :: http://www.baay.org
  • 12:00pm SICBA Home & Garden Show 
    Seminars, vendors, a Lego Build Contest, activities for kids, live music and much, much more will be part of the SICBA Home & Garden Show happening from 12-7pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, and 10am-4pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St. Entry is $5-$7.
    Skagit County Fairgrounds :: http://www.sicbahomeshow.com
  • All Day Avenue Q 
    Show up to see a fast-moving adult take on Sesame Street when the school edition of Avenue Q shows at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Anacortes High School's Brodniak Hall, 1600 20th St. Tickets to see the story of the slightly naughty puppets and people who live on the eponymous avenue are $6-$12.
    Brodniak Hall :: (360) 293-2166
  • 8:00pm Against All Odds 
    View a fully improvised journey of underdogs working their way to victory when "Against All Odds" shows at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "Face Off," a competitive show where the audience serves as the judge and jury of comedic quality. Tickets are $10-$12; additional showings of the formats takes place through April 1.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day The Little Mermaid 
    META Performing Arts presents its final week of showings of Disney's The Little Mermaid at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets to see the tale of a 16-year-old mermaid who is fascinated with life on land—and with a human prince—are $12-$25.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:30pm Men are from Mars—Women are from Venus 
    Theater and standup combine at showings of the Off-Broadway hit comedy Men are from Mars—Women are from Venus in Mount Vernon at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets to see the one-man show based on the bestselling book by John Gray are $50-$60. (P.S. The "sexy and fast-paced" show is meant to be viewed by adults only.)
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:00pm Always…Patsy Cline 
    The Theater Arts Guild presents a musical tribute to a beloved country western star when Always...Patsy Cline continues this weekend with 7pm performances Friday and Saturday at the Conway Muse, 1844 Spruce St. Ria Peth Vanderpool plays the title role and co-star Kelly Visten plays Cline's longtime fan and friend, Louis Seger. A seven-piece country band will play along during the musical, which weaves 27 songs into the storyline. Tickets are $28. Additional performances happen March 31 and April 1.
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Spanish Storytime 
    Families interested in hearing stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish can attend "Spanish Storytime" for kids ages 3-5 at 10:30am most Fridays through May 19 at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Not Just for Kids 
    Humanities Washington speaker and University of Washington senior lecturer Anu Taranath will discuss how kids—and adults—can use children’s books from around the globe to navigate our complicated world at a "Not Just for Kids: How Children's Literature Inspires Bold Conversations" presentation at 12pm at the Lecture Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Entry is free.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7236
  • 3:00pm - 9:30pm Studio Sale and Concert 
    Celebrate spring at a Studio Sale taking place from 3-6pm at the Cooper Lanza Gallery (formerly Tillie Lace Gallery), 1415 13th St. Cooper's unique paintings and drawings will be available for sale at affordable prices, including demos, portraits, landscapes, figure drawings, still life, pieces on raw canvas and more. From 7:30-9:30pm, Morgan Lanza will host a birthday party and concert for Cooper featuring performances by jazz and R&B artist Cheryl Hodge and others. Suggested donation for the show is $5-$40; funds raised the space's fine art school.
    Cooper Lanza Gallery :: http://www.cooperlanzagallery.com
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Food Not Bombs 
    All are welcome to partake of nutritious and delicious vegan meals when Food Not Bombs offers a community meal from 4-6pm every Friday on the corner of Magnolia Street and Cornwall Avenue (alongside the peace vigil). The event—which is dedicated to spreading food, love and nonviolence as an action against war and poverty—is free. Volunteers are often needed to help cook, serve and transport donations.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.facebook.com/BellinghamFNB
  • 5:30pm - 9:30pm Vintner Dinner 
    Meet Dynasty Cellars winemaker Peter Osvaldik and enjoy the chance to mingle with fellow wine lovers at a Vintner's Dinner from 5:30-9:30pm at Blaine's Great Blue Heron Grill, 8720 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Chef Bruno Feldeisen and Shawn Tolliver will prepare a three-course meal paired exquisitely with the wine. Entry is $75.
    Great Blue Heron Grill :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Friday Night Flicks 
    The Acme Diner and the South Fork Valley Community Association will host a "Friday Night Flicks" viewing of The Emperor's New Groove at 7pm at Deming's Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 Valley Hwy. Entry to see the animated classic is $5 per person or $10 per family.
    Van Zandt Community Hall :: southforkvalley@aol.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Live Souls 
    Serge Alternes shares stories and images from Live Souls: Citizens & Volunteers of Civil War Spain at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The memoir is focused on his father Alan Wainman's humanitarian work as a volunteer during the Spanish Civil War. After a 40-year search for his father’s 1,650 photos, he is delighted to be able to share them.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
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Saturday, March 25 35 events
  • All Day Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest 
    The annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest is accepting submissions through March 31. Winning entries are displayed for a year on placards in front of the Bellingham Public Library, and inside Whatcom Transportation Authority buses that serve routes throughout Whatcom County. See submission guidelines online.
  • 10:00am Rock & Gem Show 
    Rocks from worldwide sources, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, approximately 30 entertaining and educational exhibits, gold panning, dealers, door prizes, silent auctions, demos and more will be the part of the 56th annual Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Show taking place from 10am-6pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday at the Bloedel Donovan Community Center, 2214 Electric Ave. Entry to the all-ages event is free.
    Bloedel Donovan Community Center :: http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
  • All Day The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 
    "Tweenagers" played by adults will disclose hilarious and touching stories from their home lives as they spell their way through a series of words hoping never to hear the "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake when The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee opens this week with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 and additional showings take place through April 22.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day SICBA Home & Garden Show 
    Seminars, vendors, a Lego Build Contest, activities for kids, live music and much, much more will be part of the SICBA Home & Garden Show happening from 12-7pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, and 10am-4pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St. Entry is $5-$7.
    Skagit County Fairgrounds :: http://www.sicbahomeshow.com
  • All Day Godspell 
    Dana Crediford makes her directorial debut when Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth students present showings of the award-winning musical Godspell at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. Tickets to see the parables paired with contemporary songs are $10 at the door or online.
    BAAY Theatre :: http://www.baay.org
  • All Day Avenue Q 
    Show up to see a fast-moving adult take on Sesame Street when the school edition of Avenue Q shows at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Anacortes High School's Brodniak Hall, 1600 20th St. Tickets to see the story of the slightly naughty puppets and people who live on the eponymous avenue are $6-$12.
    Brodniak Hall :: (360) 293-2166
  • 8:00pm Against All Odds 
    View a fully improvised journey of underdogs working their way to victory when "Against All Odds" shows at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "Face Off," a competitive show where the audience serves as the judge and jury of comedic quality. Tickets are $10-$12; additional showings of the formats takes place through April 1.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm Men are from Mars—Women are from Venus 
    Theater and standup combine at showings of the Off-Broadway hit comedy Men are from Mars—Women are from Venus in Mount Vernon at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets to see the one-man show based on the bestselling book by John Gray are $50-$60. (P.S. The "sexy and fast-paced" show is meant to be viewed by adults only.)
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:30pm The Little Mermaid 
    META Performing Arts presents its final week of showings of Disney's The Little Mermaid at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets to see the tale of a 16-year-old mermaid who is fascinated with life on land—and with a human prince—are $12-$25.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:00pm Always…Patsy Cline 
    The Theater Arts Guild presents a musical tribute to a beloved country western star when Always...Patsy Cline continues this weekend with 7pm performances Friday and Saturday at the Conway Muse, 1844 Spruce St. Ria Peth Vanderpool plays the title role and co-star Kelly Visten plays Cline's longtime fan and friend, Louis Seger. A seven-piece country band will play along during the musical, which weaves 27 songs into the storyline. Tickets are $28. Additional performances happen March 31 and April 1.
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Ferndale Breakfast 
    Attend a Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at Ferndale's American Legion Hall, 5537 2nd Ave. The breakfasts are held on the fourth Saturday of the month (except in July and December).
    American Legion Hall :: (360) 384-7474
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm Native Plant Walk 
    Join the Native Plant Society for a "Flowers at Deception Pass" excursion to view early season wildflowers from 8am-5pm at Deception Pass State Park. To carpool, meet at the Fairhaven park-and-ride at 32nd Street.
    Deception Pass State Park :: mark@turnerphotographics.com
  • 8:00am - 10:30am Lynden Breakfast 
    Choose from pancakes or French toast at a Community Pancake Breakfast taking place from 8-10:30am at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Entry is $3 for kids and $6 for adults and includes eggs, sausage and beverages.
    Lynden Community Center :: http://www.lyndencommunitycenter.org
  • 9:00am - 10:30am Composting and the Soil Food Web 
    Learn how to feed your soil throughout the year using materials from your own garden at a free "Composting and the Soil Food Web" class at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Understanding and working with the soil food web can prevent pest and disease problems and can reduce your workload as a gardener. Please register in advance.
    Garden Spot Nursery :: http://www.garden-spot.com
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Land Trust Work Party 
    Join the Whatcom Land Trust for a "Make a Difference" work party from 9am-12pm at the nonprofit's Fenton Nature Reserve. Volunteers will focus on tree planting and invasive plant control at the call to action. Get directions at the website listed here, and sign up for additional work parties happening April 1, April 22, and May 12-13 at various locales.
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Native Plant Sale & Expo 
    The Whatcom Conservation District hosts its 24th annual Native Plant Sale & Expo from 9am-2pm at Roe Studio on the campus of Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. More than 40 tree and shrub species, potted perennials and more will be available. Planting native trees and shrubs can provide many positive benefits to your property and the natural environment. Experienced conservationists will be available to answer your native plant questions.
    Whatcom Community College :: http://www.whatcomcd.org
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Sumas Writers Group 
    Aspiring writers can join the Sumas Writers Group to improve writing techniques, get feedback and gain information on how to get work published from 10-11am at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. All writing styles are welcome. Can't make it every month? No problem-come when you are able.
    Sumas Library :: (360) 988-2501
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bham Fam Fair 
    Live music by Baby Cakes, performances by members of the Bellingham Circus Guild, ice skating, bouncy castles, a climbing wall, crafts and 35 businesses sharing information on products, services and activities for local families will be part of the third annual "Bham Fam Fair" from 10am-3pm at the Bellingham Sportsplex, 1225 Civic Field Way. Food trucks will be on hand in the parking lot. Entry is $5 (kids 2 and under are free).
    Bellingham Sportsplex :: http://www.bhamfamfair.com
  • 10:00am - 11:30am Final Winter Trail Run 
    The fifth and final Winter Trail Run Series of the season begins at 10am at Bellingham's BBMX Park, 5022 Guide Meridian. Entry to the 5K cross-country trail run is $5 for those under 18 and GBRC members, and $10 general.
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Fairhaven Plant and Tree Sale 
    Local and regional plant nurseries will sell perennials, ornamentals, trees, native plants, herbs, vegetable starts, berries, bamboo, metal and glass art, and much more at the 29th annual Fairhaven Plant and Tree Sale happening from 10am-3pm at the parking lot at the Hillcrest Chapel, 1400 Larrabee Ave. The event also features expert advice from participating vendors, who donate a portion of sales to Fairhaven Neighbors—which in turn uses proceeds for neighborhood projects and to help support other local nonprofits.
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Trail Work Party 
    Sign up for a trail building work party with Recreation Northwest starting at 10am at Stones Throw Brewery, 1009 Larrabee Ave. Volunteers can build and improve the trail system in the Fairhaven Forest and, at noon, return to the brewery for a pint.
    Stones Throw Brewery :: http://www.stonesthrowbrewco.com
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Growing Table Grapes 
    Learn about trellis design, pruning and training, pest management methods, varieties and more at a "Growing Table Grapes" workshop from 10:30am-12pm at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. Entry is $8-$10; registration is recommended.
    Cloud Mountain Farm Center :: http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm My Brother's Battle Fundraiser 
    Attend a family-friendly fundraiser for My Brother's Battle from 12-4pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. A bouncy castle, live music by the Legendary Chucklenuts, a kid-friendly comedian, a silent auction, a raffle, food trucks and more will be part of the all-ages action. Funds raised during the free event will help two young brothers, Chris and Nick, who have been diagnosed with the rare Batten Disease—a cruel genetic illness that carries a terminal diagnosis.
    Legendary Chucklenuts :: http://www.mybrothersbattle.com
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Emergency Preparedness 
    Learn about emergency preparedness, local natural hazards, how to build inexpensive and effective disaster kits and more at a Red Cross Emergency Preparedness event at 12pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Entry to both events is free. Complimentary take-home materials will include basic first aid kits and disaster preparedness calendars. All ages are encouraged to attend.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Tax Help 
    AARP Tax-Aide will be offering free tax preparation services from 1-4:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. IRS-certified volunteers will assist people on a first-come, first-served basis. The service will be available from 1-4:30pm Saturdays and 4-7pm Mondays through Thursdays through April 15.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Upcycling with Ragfinery 
    Get a brief history of "upcycling" and learn about the many possibilities for turning unused or worn clothing into something new and fabulous with Brigitte Parra leads an "Upcycling with Ragfinery" workshop from 1-3pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Entry is free, and materials will be provided.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Mount Baker-Fidalgo Youth Symphony 
    Young musicians from Whatcom, Skagit, and Island counties will present a "Majestic Music" concert when the Mount Baker-Fidalgo Youth Symphony performs at 1pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Pieces by Sibelius, Gould, Holesovsky and more are on the lineup. Tickets are $5-$10.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 2:00pm - 9:00pm Thirst No More 
    Dancing for Joy's Jubilee Dance Co. presents "Thirst No More" at 2pm and 7pm at the Performing Arts Center at Lynden Christian High School, 515 Drayton St. The performances will showcase dancer choreography, and all proceeds will go to Evangeline International's Sweet Water Wells Project. Suggested donation is $15.
    Lynden Christian High School :: http://www.dancing4joy.org
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Art Talk with Lisa McShane 
    Oil painter Lisa McShane will discuss her work at an Artist Talk at 4pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The exhibit featuring her paintings of the Salish Sea, the Palouse region of Eastern Washington, and Bow-Edison will be up through tomorrow.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Skagit Land Trust Auction 
    Join the Skagit Land Trust for its 25th Anniversary Auction and Dinner from 5-9pm in Anacortes at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge, 12885 Casino Dr. Tickets are $65 and include live music, a champagne welcome, appetizers, dinner, a dessert auction and information about the land trust's past and future.
    Swinomish Casino & Lodge :: http://www.skagitlandtrust.org
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm Interfaith Coalition's HOPE Auction 
    The Interfaith Coalition will host its annual HOPE Auction starting at 5:30pm at Four Points by Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Dr. Tickets are $55 and include dinner. Funds raised go to eliminate homelessness and poverty in Whatcom County.
    Four Points by Sheraton :: http://www.interfaith-coalition.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm In Defense of Food 
    Join your friends and neighbors to view the PBS documentary In Defense of Food: A Simple Guide to Healthy Eating at 6pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. In the film, journalist Michael Pollan distills a career's worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to peoples' health by today's industrially-driven Western diet. Additionally, 10 copies of Pollan's books will be given away. Entry is free.
    North Fork Library :: (360) 599-2020
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Spring Equinox Night Prowl 
    Join Wild Whatcom for a Spring Equinox Night Prowl from 6:30-8:30pm at Squires Lake on Old Highway 99. In addition to exploring nature under the darkness of a waning moon, expect an interactive discussion of nocturnal animal's adaptations and silent period of wildlife-watching at the lake. Suggested donation is $8-$12; please register in advance.
    Squires Lake :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance 
    Plum Foolery will provide the music at Bellingham Country Dance Society's Contra Dance happening from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $6 for students, and $8-$10 general.
  • 7:30pm - 10:30pm Geoffrey Castle's Celtic Celebration and Fundraiser 
    Go green by attending Geoffrey Castle's Celtic Celebration and Fundraiser from 7:30-10:30pm in Anacortes at the Music Hall at Kennelly Keys, 1904 Commercial Ave. Castle will be joined by the Seattle Irish Dance Company, the Castle All-Star Band, MC Richard Riddell, and bagpipers. Tickets are $25; all proceeds go the the Local Fire Fighters Community Fund.
    Kennelly Keys :: (360) 708-7770 or http://www.geoffreycastle.com
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