Week of June 25, 2017

Sunday, June 25 20 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's comedic Much Ado About Nothing and dramatic The Winter's Tale are currently showing as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory with The Merchant of Venice and The Two Gentlemen of Verona through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays 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.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 7:00pm Off the Charts! 
    Dancers of all ages—from toddlers to adults—will share their talents when the Dance Studio presents "Off the Charts!" performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The 38th annual year-end production will bring to life your favorite Billboard hits—from the Andrew Sisters to Lady Gaga. Tickets are $15.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 7:30pm Noises Off 
    A cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On brings the funny farce known as Noises Off to life for the final week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. Tickets are $8-$14.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 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
  • 10:00am - 9:00pm Vaxxed Bus Stop 
    A team of parents who claim their children have been injured by vaccines will bring their stories to Bellingham when the Vaxxed RV bus stops from 10am-5pm in the parking lot at the Civic stadium (1355 Civic Field Way) and 6:30-9pm at Bloedel Donovan Park (2114 Electric Ave.). Families can gather to learn and tell their stories. Entry is free.
    Civic Stadium, Bloedel Donovan :: http://www.informedchoicewa.com
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm Gardens of Note 
    Skagit Symphony's ninth annual "Gardens of Note" fundraiser will feature sneak peeks at six private gardens from 10am-4pm in the Fir Island and south Mount Vernon areas. In addition to perusing the petals, live music will be provided periodically from 10am-2pm at each venue. Tickets are $25.
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm Forest Walk 
    Join Recreation Northwest for a tour of the Chuckanut Community Forest (100 Acre Woods) and get to know your way around this trail network starting at 11am at the trailhead near the upper pavilion in Fairhaven Park, 107 Chuckanut Dr. N. Walks are free; donations will help support the organization's stewardship work in the park. Additional walks happen July 23 and Aug. 27.
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Local efforts step up to protect Salish Sea orcas 
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm La Conner Live! 
    As part of a summer-long "La Conner Live!" concert series, Brian Lee & the Orbiters will play old school blues and jazz from 1-4pm at the town's Gilkey Square. Entry is free. The series continues Sundays through Labor Day.
    Gilkey Square :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Audubon at the Museum 
    Join experts from North Cascades Audubon Society for a monthly "Audubon at the Museum" gathering from 2-4pm at the New John M. Edson Hall of Birds at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. In addition to displays of more than 500 mounted birds, the exhibit provides opportunities to learn about migration, conservation, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Entry is included with admission fees.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Peace Weavers 
    Sociologist and author Candace Wellman shares stories from Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast through Cross-Cultural Marriages at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The Bellingham resident's book focuses on four stories about these marriages—which played a crucial role in regional settlement and spared Puget Sound’s upper corner from tragic conflicts—throughout the mid-1800s.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Refugee Support 
    All are welcome at a Whatcom Refugee Support Network gathering from 6:30-8:30pm at the meeting room at the Community Food Co-op Bakery, 1220 N. Forest St. Ideas and information about how Whatcom County residents can be advocates and allies for refugees will be the focus.
    Community Food Co-op :: (360) 319-0443
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Monday, June 26 11 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's comedic Much Ado About Nothing and dramatic The Winter's Tale are currently showing as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory with The Merchant of Venice and The Two Gentlemen of Verona through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays 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.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Pakistani Cuisine 
    Azma Khan, a native of Lahore, Pakistan, will prepare authentic homestyle versions of roast chicken with yogurt and spices, peas pulao, mixed vegetable curry, and mango lass at a "Pakistani Cuisine" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Open Mic 
    Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience when they share their stories, poems and essays at a monthly Open Mic at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Sign up at the main counter on the first floor or call the number listed here to do so.
    Village Books :: (360) 671-2626
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:45pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.poetrynight.org
  • 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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TODAY 12 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's comedic Much Ado About Nothing and dramatic The Winter's Tale are currently showing as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory with The Merchant of Venice and The Two Gentlemen of Verona through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays 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.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Books and Tractors 
    Nate from Washington Tractor will read a story and demonstrate his John Deere tractor in the parking lot at a "Read Green" event at 10:30am at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. The free event is suitable for kids in grades K-5 (preschoolers are welcome with a parent).
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm Batter Up 
    Fill the stands with Viking pride when the Western Alumni Association hosts a Bellingham Bells baseball game from 5:30-9pm at Joe Martin Field, 1220 Civic Field Way. Guests who purchase the $2 tickets will receive one free drink ticket and Alumni Association members will receive two. Autographs, on-field opportunities, photo ops and more will be part of the fun.
    Joe Martin Field :: http://www.alumni.wwu.edu
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm BIFT 
    Four Upfront Theatre improvisors will present two sets of short-form improv comedy games at Beer + Improv + Food Truck (BIFT) shows at 6pm every Tuesday through Aug. 29 at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Tickets to the interactive, family-friendly performances are $5 (free for those 12 and under).
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Nature's Gym 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. Tonight's "Runnin' in Nature's Gym" event will feature Merrell demos, a local trails game, raffle prizes, giveaways and post-run refreshments.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm SUP Basics 
    Get on board with Stand Up Paddleboarding at a "SUP Basics" presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. The free event will give attendees an overview of the popular sport and the necessary equipment. Please note the course does not replace the need for on-water skills instruction. Register in advance.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bellingham Reads 
    Discuss Molly Guptill's When Books Went to War at a Bellingham Reads discussion from 6:30-7:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. This group is open to all and new members are welcome.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7323
  • 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, June 28 12 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • 5:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's comedic Much Ado About Nothing and dramatic The Winter's Tale are currently showing as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory with The Merchant of Venice and The Two Gentlemen of Verona through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 12:00pm Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays 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.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm Wednesday Farmers Market 
    The Wednesday Farmers Market takes place from 12-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. More than 25 vendors will offer fresh local produce, crafts, tasty treats and more weekly through September.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market 
    Produce, crafts and more can be procured at the Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market from 3-7pm at Hammer Heritage Square, 118 Ferry St. The market continues Wednesdays through September.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: http://www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Ukuele for Everyone 
    Cynthia Rogers of the Bellingham Ukulele Group leads a "Ukulele for Everyone" gathering at 4pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Ukuleles will be available for use, and Rogers will host a demo, beginning lessons and a song circle. Entry to the all-ages event is free.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 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
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Brewers Cruise 
    Tonight's "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" will feature liquid fare from Boundary Bay Brewery, Birdsview Brewing Company, and Kulshan Brewery starting at 6:30pm at San Juan Cruises' dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $39; additional cruises happen Wednesdays through Sept. 13.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whales.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Classical on Tap 
    Whatcom Symphony Orchestra musicians will perform classical music selections and talk about the genre at a "Classical on Tap" event at 7pm at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 W. Holly St. Entry is free. Additional events happen July 26 and Aug. 30.
    Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen :: http://www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Nix 
    Florida-based author Nathan Hill reads from his bestselling work of fiction, The Nix, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome focuses on a son who connects with his long-lost mother, a woman who has been accused of a crime that is electrifying the nightly news.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Arete Quartet 
    High-energy jazz from the Areta Quartet—drummer Joel Litwin, bassist Steve Jones, organist Joe Doria, and trumpeter Dave Carter—will close out the Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center season with a 7pm concert at Unity Spiritual Center, 1095 Telegraph Rd. The opening set will feature the graduating members of the WJMAC Combo Class. Entry is $5-$10.
    Unity Spiritual Center :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 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, June 29 18 events
  • 9:41am Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • 5:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona are showing as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 12:00pm Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays 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.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 12:00pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • 7:00pm Commedia in the Park 
    The seventh annual "Commedia in the Park" takes place at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Presented by Western Washington University Theatre students enrolled in the summer course “Advanced Acting Topics” taught by Rich Brown, “Commedia” is a highly physicalized, masked comedy performance originating from the Italian Renaissance. The show features well-known stock characters such as the tricky servants, young lovers, and foolish old men and women. Entry is free.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
  • 11:00am - 6:30pm Open Book Chats 
    Book buyers Paul, Sarah, and Lauren will discuss their favorite upcoming books at Open Book Chats at 11am and 5:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. If you're wondering what to read next, don't miss these talks.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 12:00pm - 6:00pm Lynden Farmers Market 
    Local farmers and artisans will sell their edible and creative wares at the Lynden Farmers Market from 12-6pm at 324 Front St. Visit the market Thursdays through October 12.
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm Bow Farmers Market 
    Attend the volunteer-run, open-air Bow Farmers Market from 1-6pm every Thursday through Aug. 31 at Samish Bay Cheese, 15115 Bow Hill Rd.
    Samish Bay Cheese :: http://www.bowlittlemarket.com
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Blues and Brews 
    The Chris Eger Band performs at a "Blues, Brews & BBQ" summer concert series taking place from 5-9pm on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. Additional concerts happen Thursdays through Sept. 14—with an additional gig by the Atlantics from 7-10pm Tues., July 4. Entry is $5.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.hotelbellwether.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm 9/11 Truth 
    Whatcom for 9/11 Truth will show a 30-minute film that analyzes the collapses of World Trade Center buildings at 6pm at the Alternative Library, 519 E. Maple St. More than 2,800 credentialed architects and engineers have signed the organization’s petition for a new and complete investigation. The viewing will be followed by an informal, open discussion of this turning point in history.
    Alternative Library :: (360) 647-6696
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Ales N' Sails 
    Mingle with local brewery representatives and learn about the brewing process, the inspiration behind each recipe and the different styles of beer at an "Ales N' Sails" excursion aboard the Schooner Zodiac leaving at 6pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $69 and includes dinner and beer tastings. Additional beer-related sails happen July 6 and Aug. 29.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Concerts in the Columbia 
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Elizabeth Park Concert Series 
    Hear blues, jazz, country, folk and originals when High Spirits performs from 6-8pm at the Columbia neighborhood's Elizabeth Park. The free summer concert series features live music every Thursday through Aug. 17.
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Italian Summer Menu 
    Karina Davidson presents an "Italian Summer Menu" course emphasizing fresh vegetables from 6:30-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. A dessert of strawberry panna cotta concludes the feast. Entry is $45.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.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 - 9:00pm Movie Trivia 
    Test your cinematic knowledge at the monthly Movie Trivia from 7-9pm at the Bayou Annex Bar, 1300 Bay St. It's free to play, and prizes and raffles will be awarded through the night. Jen Castaldo hosts.
    Bayou Annex Bar :: http://www.bayouonbay.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm GPS Navigation and Tour Planning 
    John Minier of Baker Mountain Guides hosts a free "GPS Navigation & Tour Planning" clinic from 7:30-9pm at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St. The event will focus on how to take advantage of modern tools and techniques for moving safely and efficiently through the mountains.
    Backcountry Essentials :: http://www.backcountryessentials.net
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Friday, June 30 20 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona are showing as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays 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.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:00am Loggerodeo 
    A chainsaw carving competition, a carnival, a classic car show, a rodeo, parades, a foot race, a logging show, a street dance, food-related events, fireworks, a beard contest and much, much more will be part of the annual "Loggerodeo"—the longest-running 4th of July celebration in Washington State—taking place Friday through Tuesday throughout Sedro-Woolley. Prices vary.
    Sedro-Woolley :: http://www.loggerrodeo.org
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 9:00pm An Improvised Musical 
    Watch epic improvised productions worthy of Broadway when "An Improvised Musical" returns to the stage at 9pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Each night, the ensemble will debut a new musical, including plot, lyrics, music, choreography and, of course, the ensuing hilarity. Tickets are $10-$12 and additional showings of the format show weekends through July 29. Please note that summer hours are in effect, meaning there's only one show on weekend nights through the summer.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day Commedia in the Park 
    The seventh annual "Commedia in the Park" takes place at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Presented by Western Washington University Theatre students enrolled in the summer course “Advanced Acting Topics” taught by Rich Brown, “Commedia” is a highly physicalized, masked comedy performance originating from the Italian Renaissance. The show features well-known stock characters such as the tricky servants, young lovers, and foolish old men and women. Entry is free.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
  • 4:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Join the Good Time Girls for their sixth "Sin & Gin" tour season every Friday and Saturday through August starting at 4pm at Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism's Downtown Info Center, 1306 Commercial St. From the rise and fall of downtown Bellingham’s former Red Light District to the subcultures of prohibition, guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history. Tickets are $20 and include a spirits tasting at Chuckanut Bay Distillery.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30-11am at Marine Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm 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, and the event is facilitated by C.J. Prince. All adults are welcome.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Ferndale Farmers Market 
    Vendors will sell a selection of locally grown produce and handmade crafts at the Ferndale Farmers Market from 3-7pm Fridays through mid-October at the city's Centennial Riverwalk Park, 1931 Main St.
    Centennial Riverwalk Park :: http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.org
  • 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.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.facebook.com/BellinghamFNB
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Salmon Dinner Sail 
    Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food when the three-hour "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" returns this week aboard the Schooner Zodiac leaving at 6pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $59-$79. Additional sails happen July 7, Aug. 4, 11 and 18, and Sept. 1 and 15.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 6:00pm - 11:00pm ’80s Dance Party 
    Big hair, neon, muscle shirts and leg warmers will all be welcome attire at an "’80s Dance Party and Benefit" happening from 6-11pm at the Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 N. Harbor Loop Dr. Tickets to the 21-and-over fundraiser are $30-$35; proceeds benefit the Barcelona-bound WFC Rangers.
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Telescopes in the Park 
    Join the Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers for a "Telescopes in the Park" gathering from 6:30-9pm at Boulevard Park, 470 Bayview Dr. See craters on the moon, sunspots on the sun, other planets and more. Entry to the all-ages event is free. Rain or heavy cloud cover will cancel. Additional events happen July 30, Aug. 29 and Sept. 27.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Dwellers 
    Contemporary blues and rock can be heard when the Dwellers perform from 7-9pm at Birch Bay's BP Heron Center, 7290 Birch Bay. The foursome is influenced "by a misty atmosphere of traditional blues ensembles, vocal extremes and the progressive musical structures of history's most adventurous acts." Entry is by donation.
    BP Heron Center :: http://www.fobbsp.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Dancing on the Green 
    Learn new dances and enjoy music while the sun sets at the first "Dancing on the Green" event of the summer from 7-9:30pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Bham Bop will provide jazz-era swing tunes, and local instructors will teach a variety of social dance styles. The free events put on by Bellingham Parks and Rec, Rumba Northwest, and Bellingham Dance Company will continue Fridays through Aug. 18. No partner or experience is necessary.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: 778-7000 or http://www.cob.org
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Saturday, July 1 29 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona are showing as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays 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.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Loggerodeo 
    A chainsaw carving competition, a carnival, a classic car show, a rodeo, parades, a foot race, a logging show, a street dance, food-related events, fireworks, a beard contest and much, much more will be part of the annual "Loggerodeo"—the longest-running 4th of July celebration in Washington State—taking place Friday through Tuesday throughout Sedro-Woolley. Prices vary.
    Sedro-Woolley :: http://www.loggerrodeo.org
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Lummi Island Rummage Sale 
    The rope on the perennially popular Lummi Island Rummage Sale will drop at noon Saturday and continue until 8pm at the island's Congregational Church, 3913 Legoe Bay Rd. The fun continues from 1-5pm Sunday. Beer, brats, chips and soda will be available for purchase.
    Congregational Church :: http://www.lummi-island.com
  • 9:00pm An Improvised Musical 
    Watch epic improvised productions worthy of Broadway when "An Improvised Musical" returns to the stage at 9pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Each night, the ensemble will debut a new musical, including plot, lyrics, music, choreography and, of course, the ensuing hilarity. Tickets are $10-$12 and additional showings of the format show weekends through July 29. Please note that summer hours are in effect, meaning there's only one show on weekend nights through the summer.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:00pm Commedia in the Park 
    The seventh annual "Commedia in the Park" takes place at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Presented by Western Washington University Theatre students enrolled in the summer course “Advanced Acting Topics” taught by Rich Brown, “Commedia” is a highly physicalized, masked comedy performance originating from the Italian Renaissance. The show features well-known stock characters such as the tricky servants, young lovers, and foolish old men and women. Entry is free.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
  • 4:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Join the Good Time Girls for their sixth "Sin & Gin" tour season every Friday and Saturday through August starting at 4pm at Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism's Downtown Info Center, 1306 Commercial St. From the rise and fall of downtown Bellingham’s former Red Light District to the subcultures of prohibition, guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history. Tickets are $20 and include a spirits tasting at Chuckanut Bay Distillery.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Mount Vernon Farmers Market 
    The 30th season of the Mount Vernon Farmers Market continues from 9am-2pm Saturdays through mid-October at the city's Riverfront Plaza. A Wednesday Market takes place from 11am-4pm weekly through Sept. 27 at the Skagit Valley Hospital.
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Twin Sisters Farmers Market 
    Affordable, Whatcom County-grown produce can be procured at the Twin Sisters Farmers Market from 9am-3pm at the parking lot at Nugents Corner, and 10am-2pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. The markets continue Saturdays through October.
    North Fork Library, Nugents Corner :: http://www.twinsistersmarket.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market 
    Garden goods by approximately 60 vendors and more will be part of the Anacortes Farmers Market from 9am-2pm every Saturday through October at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave.
  • 10:00am - 8:00pm Find Waldo 
    Kids, parents and Waldo-lovers of all ages can take part in the annual "Find Waldo" event happening through July in historic Fairhaven, and in Lynden. Pick up a "Find Waldo" passport at any of the 25 participating businesses to start your search. Bring your stamped passport to Village Books, and passports with at least 10 store stamps will receive a Waldo button, while supplies last. Passports with at least 20 store stamps are eligible to be entered in a drawing for various Waldo books and products. A July 30 party will wrap up the fun.
    Fairhaven and Lynden :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 10:00am - 6:00pm Great Ferndale Treasure Hunt Kickoff 
    The citywide scavenger hunt known as the Great Ferndale Treasure Hunt kicks off today and continues through July throughout the city. Participants will be encouraged to connect with their neighbors, explore parks and discover new and wonderful things about Ferndale. Teams with the most points at the end of the month will receive prizes. Entry to the all-ages event is free. Clues will be distributed by social media and posted at City Hall, the Ferndale Library, and the Ferndale Visitor Center.
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The 25th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm every Saturday through December at the Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. Every week, a plethora of produce, crafts, ready-to-eat dining options and more are available.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Blaine Gardeners Market 
    Homegrown and handmade farm products, baked goods, arts and crafts and more can be found at the Blaine Gardeners Market from 10am-2pm Saturdays through October at the city's H Street Plaza.
    H Street Plaza :: (360) 332-6484
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Lummi Island Saturday Market 
    Produce sales, entertainment, games and more will be part of a Lummi Island Market taking place from 10am-1pm Saturdays through Sept. 2 next to the Islander grocery store, 2106 S. Nugent Rd. (across the street from the ferry terminal).
    Lummi Island :: (360) 758-2815
  • 12:00pm - 3:30pm Farm to Glass 
    Attend a Farm to Glass Distillery Tour at 12pm or 2pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Attendees can learn about agricultural practices, cider-making and the distillation process. Entry is $10 and includes samples and a private tasting. Please make reservations in advance.
    BelleWood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Weaving Indra's Net 
    Drop in and help local artist Debra Goldman create a collaborative net from recycled and donated fabric at a "Creating Communities, Weaving Indra's Net" event from 1-3pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. The net will be knotted by community members throughout Whatcom County with the end result being a beautiful piece of community generated artwork that will be exhibited to the public.
    North Fork Library :: (360) 599-2020
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm MoNA Summer Exhibits Opening 
    Attend an opening reception for "Clayton James: Art and Archives," "Kelly O'Dell: transient (h)ours," and "Whiting Tennis: Painting, Drawing and Sculpture" from 2-5pm at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 First St. Show up at 1pm to hear Tennis talk about his work, which is showing in the main galleries. Entry is free. See the summer exhibits through Sept. 24.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Nooksack River Walk 
    Learn about salmon, discover native plants and find bugs at the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association's Nooksack River Walk starting at 3pm in Glacier at the Horseshoe Bend Trailhead. The free, all-ages educational excursions will be led by Nooksack River Steward volunteers Saturdays through Sept. 23.
    Horseshoe Bend Trailhead :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm PNW Glass invitational Opening 
    Attend an opening reception for "PNW Contemporary Glass Invitational" from 5-8pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The glassworks by 16 renowned glass artists will be on display through July 30.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvallee.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Slater and Sundin 
    Young adult fiction writers Rob Slater (Toils & Snares, Outward Bound) and Jesikah Sundin (Transitions) read from their respective sci-fi-focused tomes at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 9:30pm - 11:30pm 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 $5.
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