Week of September 24, 2017

TODAY 14 events
  • 8:00am Eat Local Month's Restaurant Week 
    Nineteen restaurants will serve up locally sourced specials—with 50 percent or more of the ingredients coming from Whatcom, Skagit, or San Juan, or Island counties—as part of Eat Local Month's "Restaurant Week" Sept. 24-30 throughout Whatcom County. More than just delicious meals, Restaurant Week wants to highlight the dedication local restaurants have to our local farmers, fishers and producers. Food prizes and more will be part of the delicious fun. See a full roster of participants online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Farm Week (Sept. 3-10), Market Week (Sept. 10-16), Seafood Week (Sept. 17-23), and Restaurant Week (Sept. 24-30) will be part of Sustainable Connections' annual "Eat Local Month) taking place throughout September at farms, restaurants, grocery stores and beyond. See a full schedule of events online, and have a tasty month!
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • 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
  • 8:00pm Figmentally, Circus for All 
    Dive into the world of a curious writer whose uncontrollable imagination overtakes her story and her life at showings of "Figmentally: Circus Comedy for All" at 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 4pm Sunday at the Bellingham Circus Guild's Cirque Lab, 1400 6th St. Circus, comedy, magic, juggling, unexpected puppetry, acrobatic dance and audience immersion will be part of the show. Tickets are $10-$20 (kids under 10 get in free).
  • 8:00am Harvest Happens 
    U-pick pumpkins and apples, a corn maze, apple bin train rides, live music, distillery tours, corn cannons and face painting will be part of "Harvest Happens" events weekends through October at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian.
    Bellewood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 7:30pm The Mousetrap 
    Find out whodunnit when Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap opens this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to the see the murder mystery about a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm are $12-$14. Additional showings of the Dee Dee O'Connor-directed play take place through Oct. 8.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 7:30pm Forever Plaid 
    The musical Forever Plaid continues this weekend when the Theater Arts Guild presents the Broadway hit at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce St. Singing in close harmony and executing their choreography with zealous precision, the “Plaids” will charm audiences with their delightful patter and some of the greatest pop hits of all time. Tickets are $26; additional showings happen weekends through Oct. 1.
  • 7:30pm The Addams Family Musical 
    The Lynden Performing Arts Guild will begin its 30th season with a musical take on The Addams Family starting this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to see Gomez and Morticia, their children Pugsley and Wednesday, and a host of morbid and macabre relatives are $10-$14. Additional showings happen through Oct. 8.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 7:30am - 2:00pm Bellingham Bay Marathon 
    Scenic courses with views of Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands, and the North Cascades will be part of the annual Bellingham Bay Marathon taking place from 7:30am-2:30pm starting near Gooseberry Point on Lummi Nation and finishing at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. The Finish Festival will include live music, a beer garden and food vendors. Entry is $35-$110.
  • 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 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
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm Oyster Run Motorcycle Rally 
    The 36th annual "Oyster Run" Motorcycle Rally takes place from 9am-5pm starting in downtown Anacortes. The event has no official starting point and no fee—pick your own rout along the way, and ride at your own risk. Commercial and food vendors will be set up downtown.
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm Audubon at the Museum 
    Join experts from North Cascades Audubon Society for a monthly "Audubon at the Museum" gathering from 1:30-3:30pm 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
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Whatcom Chorale Benefit Concert 
    Soprano Sherrie Kahn performs Hector Berlioz’s delightful “Les nuits d'été (Summer Nights),” Op. 7, with chamber orchestra conducted by Deborah Brown, at a benefit concert for Whatcom Chorale at 3pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. The French song cycle, one of Berlioz’s best-loved works, will be followed by a special sweet treat. Tickets are $15-$20.
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church :: http://www.whatcomchorale.org
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Monday, September 25 7 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month's Restaurant Week 
    Nineteen restaurants will serve up locally sourced specials—with 50 percent or more of the ingredients coming from Whatcom, Skagit, or San Juan, or Island counties—as part of Eat Local Month's "Restaurant Week" Sept. 24-30 throughout Whatcom County. More than just delicious meals, Restaurant Week wants to highlight the dedication local restaurants have to our local farmers, fishers and producers. Food prizes and more will be part of the delicious fun. See a full roster of participants online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Farm Week (Sept. 3-10), Market Week (Sept. 10-16), Seafood Week (Sept. 17-23), and Restaurant Week (Sept. 24-30) will be part of Sustainable Connections' annual "Eat Local Month) taking place throughout September at farms, restaurants, grocery stores and beyond. See a full schedule of events online, and have a tasty month!
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • 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
  • 7:00pm Scrooge the Musical Auditions 
    Men, women and children can audition for upcoming performances of the Lynden Performing Arts Guild's rendition of Scrooge the Musical at 7pm Monday and Tuesday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Have 16-32 measures of any musical theatre production ready to sing, and dress for movement.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Pizza Class 
    Redefine your idea of pizza using sourdough and whole grain when Andy Walton helms a "Make Your Own Sourough Pizza" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. This class will include a demo of each step of the 24-hour sourdough process, including baking the pizza and making sauces. Entry is $39. You’ll leave with a sourdough starter and inspiration to create your own pizza at home.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm 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 hosted by local writer and teacher Laurel Leigh starting 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
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Tuesday, September 26 11 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month's Restaurant Week 
    Nineteen restaurants will serve up locally sourced specials—with 50 percent or more of the ingredients coming from Whatcom, Skagit, or San Juan, or Island counties—as part of Eat Local Month's "Restaurant Week" Sept. 24-30 throughout Whatcom County. More than just delicious meals, Restaurant Week wants to highlight the dedication local restaurants have to our local farmers, fishers and producers. Food prizes and more will be part of the delicious fun. See a full roster of participants online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Farm Week (Sept. 3-10), Market Week (Sept. 10-16), Seafood Week (Sept. 17-23), and Restaurant Week (Sept. 24-30) will be part of Sustainable Connections' annual "Eat Local Month) taking place throughout September at farms, restaurants, grocery stores and beyond. See a full schedule of events online, and have a tasty month!
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • 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
  • 7:00pm Scrooge the Musical Auditions 
    Men, women and children can audition for upcoming performances of the Lynden Performing Arts Guild's rendition of Scrooge the Musical at 7pm Monday and Tuesday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Have 16-32 measures of any musical theatre production ready to sing, and dress for movement.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm Dog Day Afternoon 
    Cuddle up to a good book and read to a canine friend from the Whatcom Humane Society at "Dog Day Afternoons" from 3:30-5:30pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. All dogs have completed a basic obedience class and/or have participated in humane education programs. Sign up for your session by calling the number listed below.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Foray Into Fall 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 "Foray Into Fall" run will feature Saucony demos, post-run apples and toppings, raffles and more.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bellingham Reads 
    Discuss Ted Koppel's Lights Out at the monthly Bellingham Reads meeting taking place from 6:30-7:30pm at the Dodson Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave.
    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
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Diking of the Delta 
    Glen "Alex" Alexander, recently retired Education Coordinator at Padilla Bay Reserve, will lead a North Cascades Audubon Society presentation dubbed "The Diking of the Delta" at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. He'll tell the amazing story of the diking of the Skagit Valley, and why it's now an amazing place for birding. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hal :: http://www.northcascadesaudubonsociety.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Teton Gravity Research 
    Winter is coming, and Teton Gravity Research will host its seasonal kickoff party for the season for a one-night-only premiere of the new feature-length ski and snowboard film, Rogue Elements, at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. There will also be plenty of prizes from REI, Atomic, Volkl, CEP, TGR and more, plus everyone in attendance will have a shot at the tour grand prizes—including one of three different ski trips. Tickets are $15.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Comedy Open Mic 
    The weekly Shakedown Punch Up Comedy Open Mic begins at 7:30pm at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. Entry is free. If you'd like to take your turn onstage, show up at 7pm to sign up for a five-minute set.
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Wednesday, September 27 15 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month's Restaurant Week 
    Nineteen restaurants will serve up locally sourced specials—with 50 percent or more of the ingredients coming from Whatcom, Skagit, or San Juan, or Island counties—as part of Eat Local Month's "Restaurant Week" Sept. 24-30 throughout Whatcom County. More than just delicious meals, Restaurant Week wants to highlight the dedication local restaurants have to our local farmers, fishers and producers. Food prizes and more will be part of the delicious fun. See a full roster of participants online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Farm Week (Sept. 3-10), Market Week (Sept. 10-16), Seafood Week (Sept. 17-23), and Restaurant Week (Sept. 24-30) will be part of Sustainable Connections' annual "Eat Local Month) taking place throughout September at farms, restaurants, grocery stores and beyond. See a full schedule of events online, and have a tasty month!
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • 8:00am Tax Help Needed 
    Tax-Aide, which is sponsored by the AARP Foundation, is looking for a few volunteers to assist clients with their tax returns in Whatcom County. The program assists more than 2,000 families and individuals each year. Volunteers normally work two four-hour shifts per week during the tax season.The service is looking for two kinds of volunteers: tax preparers and client facilitators (also referred to as greeters). Although previous tax preparation experience is helpful, it is not required to be a successful preparer.
    Whatcom County :: axaidebellingham@gmail.com
  • 10:00am Autumn Book Sale 
    Used books, DVDS, CDs and more can be found at a Friends of the Library Autumn Book Sale taking place from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday at the lower level of the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Tables of books for all ages will be restocked each day.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7250
  • 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
  • 11:00am - 7:30pm Ciao Thyme Birthday Bash 
    Sample carrot cake at a Five-Year Birthday Bash from 11am-3pm at the Ciao Thyme Cafe, 207 Unity St. From 5:30-7:30pm, pizza will be served at the Ciao Thyme Commons―which is celebrating one year of operation. Tours will be part of the fun.
    Ciao Thyme Cafe :: http://www.ciaothyme.com
  • 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 - 6:00pm Smoking Meats 
    Learn the basics of cooking various meats with an electric smoker when local resident Heino Sunter leads a "Smoking Meats" class from 4-6pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. He will go over meat preparation, brine, spices, rubs, temperatures and helpful tools and hints. The free class repeats from 10am-12pm Sat., Sept. 30.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 5:30pm - 8:00pm Conservation Cafe 
    Join the Pacific Biodiversity Institute for its monthly Conservation Cafe from 5:30-8pm at the Mountain Room at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. In addition to watching two award-winning salmon-centric films—The Elwha Undamned: What's a River For?and The Super Salmon—the all-ages event will feature post-film discussions, refreshments and the opportunity to purchase beer. Entry is free (donations are welcome).
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.pacificbiodiversity.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Cookbook Club 
    Make a dish to share and come ready to talk about the cookbook you used at a meeting of the Eat Your Words Cookbook Club taking place from 6:30-8pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. This month's theme is vegetarian/vegan cooking.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Fall Harvest Dinner 
    Join wellness chef Kate MacKenzie when she presents a menu highlighting local vegetables at a "Fall Harvest Dinner" class happening from 6:30-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. The recipes are inspired by Ina Garten, author of the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks and host of the Barefoot Contessa cooking show. Entry is $45.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Classical on Tap 
    Whatcom Symphony Orchestra musicians will perform classical music selections and talk about the genre at a the final "Classical on Tap" event until next April at 7pm at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 W. Holly St. Entry is free.
    Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen :: http://www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.co
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Tamir Hendelman Trio 
    Award-winning jazz pianist Tamir Hendelman returns to Bellingham with bassist Alex Frank and drummer Dean Koba for a Whatcom Jazz Music Art Center concert taking place from 7-9pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Entry is $5 for students, $10 for WJMAC members, and $20 general.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Radio Trivia Night 
    KRME Spark Radio and host Riley Sweeney will lead Radio Trivia Night at 7pm at Goat Mountain Pizza, 211 W. Holly St. The event will be a pub-style trivia contest and all proceeds will benefit the community radio station that gives voice to the citizens of Bellingham and represents the diversity and originality of our city. Entry is $5.
    Goat Mountain Pizza :: http://www.kmre.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mud Flats & Fish Camps 
    Author and adventurer Erin McKittrick reads from Mud Flats & Fish Camps: 800 Miles Around Cook Inlet at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book chronicles McKittrick’s journey, along with her family, as they set out to hike and paddle the entire coastline of Alaska's Cook Inlet, a distance of 800 miles.
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Thursday, September 28 16 events
  • 7:30pm The Mousetrap 
    Find out whodunnit when Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to the see the murder mystery about a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm are $12-$14. Additional showings of the Dee Dee O'Connor-directed play take place through Oct. 8.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 7:30pm Young Frankenstein 
    Watch the musical comedy adaptation of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein continuing this weekend with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to the Transylvania-based tale of what happens when a monster is brought to life and runs amuck are $20. Additional showings happen weekends through Oct. 21.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:30pm The Addams Family Musical 
    The Lynden Performing Arts Guild will begin its 30th season with a musical take on The Addams Family continuing this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to see Gomez and Morticia, their children Pugsley and Wednesday, and a host of morbid and macabre relatives are $10-$14. Additional showings happen through Oct. 8.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • All Day Eat Local Month's Restaurant Week 
    Nineteen restaurants will serve up locally sourced specials—with 50 percent or more of the ingredients coming from Whatcom, Skagit, or San Juan, or Island counties—as part of Eat Local Month's "Restaurant Week" Sept. 24-30 throughout Whatcom County. More than just delicious meals, Restaurant Week wants to highlight the dedication local restaurants have to our local farmers, fishers and producers. Food prizes and more will be part of the delicious fun. See a full roster of participants online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Farm Week (Sept. 3-10), Market Week (Sept. 10-16), Seafood Week (Sept. 17-23), and Restaurant Week (Sept. 24-30) will be part of Sustainable Connections' annual "Eat Local Month) taking place throughout September at farms, restaurants, grocery stores and beyond. See a full schedule of events online, and have a tasty month!
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • All Day Tax Help Needed 
    Tax-Aide, which is sponsored by the AARP Foundation, is looking for a few volunteers to assist clients with their tax returns in Whatcom County. The program assists more than 2,000 families and individuals each year. Volunteers normally work two four-hour shifts per week during the tax season.The service is looking for two kinds of volunteers: tax preparers and client facilitators (also referred to as greeters). Although previous tax preparation experience is helpful, it is not required to be a successful preparer.
    Whatcom County :: axaidebellingham@gmail.com
  • All Day Autumn Book Sale 
    Used books, DVDS, CDs and more can be found at a Friends of the Library Autumn Book Sale taking place from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday at the lower level of the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Tables of books for all ages will be restocked each day.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7250
  • 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.
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm Cider Press and Ribbon Cutting 
    Supporters and community members of all ages are invited to an annual Cider Press and Ribbon Cutting for Lydia Place from 4-7pm at 1701 Gladstone St. Tours of the nonprofit's remodel, children's games, live music, a recognition presentation and a pizza and pie par will be part of the festivities. Please RSVP if you plan on attending.
    Lydia Place :: http://www.lydiaplace.org
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Coded Threads Opening Reception 
    Attend an opening reception for "Coded Threads: Textile and Technology" from 5-7pm at Western Washington University's Western Gallery. The exhibit brings together 14 well-known artists integrating textiles with technology, and will include symposiums, speakers and a variety of events through November. The exhibit shows through Dec. 8.
    Western Gallery :: ww.westerngallery.wwu.edu
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm Wine and Oysters 
    Attend a monthly "10 for $10" wine tasting from 5:30-7pm at the Old World Deli, 1228 N. State St. Jesse from Indie Wineries will be schooling attendees on natural wines, and they will also be shucking local oysters to pair.
    Old World Deli :: http://www.odlworlddeli1.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Skagit Valley Writers League Meeting 
    Author David Paul Williams will lead a presentation focused on "Contract, Copyrights & Taxes, Oh My!" at a Skagit Valley Writers League meeting from 6:30-8:30pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington St. Entry to find out how to "take care of business so you can continue to write the good stuff" is free; please RSVP to save a seat.
    Burlington Public Library :: http://www.skagitwriters.org
  • 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
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm American Invaded 
    Historian Chris Kelly reads from America Invaded: A State by State Guide to Fighting on American Soil at 7:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome tracks some of the many explorations and invasions that founded or destroyed towns, that set and reset state lines, and that shaped the peoples and culture of this nation.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 9:00pm - 11:00pm City and Colour 
    World-renowned singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green performs as City and Colour at 9pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the globetrotting musician and his traveling band are $35-$40.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 9:00pm - 11:00pm Life after post-hardcore 
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Friday, September 29 22 events
  • All Day The Addams Family Musical 
    The Lynden Performing Arts Guild will begin its 30th season with a musical take on The Addams Family continuing this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to see Gomez and Morticia, their children Pugsley and Wednesday, and a host of morbid and macabre relatives are $10-$14. Additional showings happen through Oct. 8.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 7:30pm Forever Plaid 
    The musical Forever Plaid concludes this weekend when the Theater Arts Guild presents the Broadway hit at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce St. Singing in close harmony and executing their choreography with zealous precision, the “Plaids” will charm audiences with their delightful patter and some of the greatest pop hits of all time. Tickets are $26.
  • 7:30pm Stand and Deliver 
    Experience the real-life story of math teacher Jaime Escalante and his personal mission of challenging his students to rise to their full learning potential when META Performing Arts presents performances of Stand and Deliver starting this week at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The award-winning, underdog story challenges all of us to reflect on our personal and cultural beliefs about class, ethnicity, education and our shared American dream—the pursuit of happiness. Tickets are $10-$18. Additional performances happen through Oct. 14.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • All Day The Mousetrap 
    Find out whodunnit when Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to the see the murder mystery about a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm are $12-$14. Additional showings of the Dee Dee O'Connor-directed play take place through Oct. 8.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • All Day Young Frankenstein 
    Watch the musical comedy adaptation of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein continuing this weekend with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to the Transylvania-based tale of what happens when a monster is brought to life and runs amuck are $20. Additional showings happen weekends through Oct. 21.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 8:00pm 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. (and Mon., Oct. 31). Tickets to view the comedic carnage are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day Eat Local Month's Restaurant Week 
    Nineteen restaurants will serve up locally sourced specials—with 50 percent or more of the ingredients coming from Whatcom, Skagit, or San Juan, or Island counties—as part of Eat Local Month's "Restaurant Week" Sept. 24-30 throughout Whatcom County. More than just delicious meals, Restaurant Week wants to highlight the dedication local restaurants have to our local farmers, fishers and producers. Food prizes and more will be part of the delicious fun. See a full roster of participants online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • 7:00pm St. Paul's Poetry Festival 
    Workshops, lectures, readings and more will be part of "Poetry at St. Paul's: A Festival" from 7-9pm Friday and 1:30-9pm Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Poets include Gregory Wolfe, Luci Shaw, Skagit Cairns, Jeanne Murray Walker, Jennifer Bullis, and Caitlin Thomson. Lectures and readings are free, workshops are $15.
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church :: http://www.poetryatstpauls.com
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Farm Week (Sept. 3-10), Market Week (Sept. 10-16), Seafood Week (Sept. 17-23), and Restaurant Week (Sept. 24-30) will be part of Sustainable Connections' annual "Eat Local Month) taking place throughout September at farms, restaurants, grocery stores and beyond. See a full schedule of events online, and have a tasty month!
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • 5:00pm Art of the American West 
    Whatcom Museum members can attend a preview reception for "Art of the American West: Highlights of the Haub Family Collection from the Tacoma Art Museum" from 5-7pm Friday at the museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. This collection of artwork is unrivaled in its scope, and contains artwork spanning from 1790 to today. The exhibit opens to the public from 12-5pm Saturday, and, at 1pm, there will be a one-hour docent tour (included with admission).
    Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 8:00am Tax Help Needed 
    Tax-Aide, which is sponsored by the AARP Foundation, is looking for a few volunteers to assist clients with their tax returns in Whatcom County. The program assists more than 2,000 families and individuals each year. Volunteers normally work two four-hour shifts per week during the tax season.The service is looking for two kinds of volunteers: tax preparers and client facilitators (also referred to as greeters). Although previous tax preparation experience is helpful, it is not required to be a successful preparer.
    Whatcom County :: axaidebellingham@gmail.com
  • 10:00am Autumn Book Sale 
    Used books, DVDS, CDs and more can be found at a Friends of the Library Autumn Book Sale taking place from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday at the lower level of the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Tables of books for all ages will be restocked each day.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7250
  • 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 Whatcom Falls Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Whatcom Falls Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 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
  • 4:30pm - 7:30pm Fall Family Concert 
    A Fall Family Concert and Pizza Social begins at 4:30pm with made-to-order wood-fired pizza at Cafe Culinaire at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. At 6pm, head to Settlemyer Hall for a fun-filled concert with musician and child educator Pam Sinnett. Pizza will be $3 a slice, and entry to the concert is $10 per family (funds raised benefit the school's Parenting Ed. Scholarship Fund. Please purchase tickets online in advance.
    Bellingham Technical College :: http://www.btcfamilyconcert.eventbrite.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Final Farm Tunes 
    The Downtown Mountain Boys will perform at the final "Farm Tunes" concert of the season from 6-9pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. The seasonal, bluegrass-focused series features music, food and drink. Entry is $5.
    Bellewood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm The Passage Home to Meuse 
    Gail Noble-Sanderson reads from her second book of historical fiction, The Passage Home to Meuse, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In this second historical novel in the Meuse Trilogy, Marie Durant Chagall, now 27 years old, continues her own journey toward recovery, planning a return to nursing with a grand scheme of opening a rural health clinic, La Clinique Meuse.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Thriller Dance Class 
    If you'd like to take part in the Bellingham tradition known as "Thrillingham," show up for the first of five dance classes tonight from 7-9pm at Bloedel Donovan, 2214 Electric Ave. Attendees will learn the moves to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and perform—dressed as zombies—at Maritime Heritage Park on Halloween night. Classes are free, but donations are gladly accepted. Funds raised from the classes—and at the performance—will benefit Brigadoon Service Dogs.
    Bloedel Donovan Community Center :: http://www.facebook.com/thrillingham
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Women's Voices Poetry Reading 
    All are welcome at a "Frida and Friends: Women's Voices Poetry Reading" taking place from 7-9pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. At the free event, Susan J. Erickson will read from her poetry collection, Lauren Bacall Shares a Limousine, including poems in the voice of Frida Kahlo, the dynamic Mexican painter, who is recognized today for her artistic talent and for her courage in dealing with adversity. Other female poets will also read, and “Frida” herself will make a guest appearance.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm An Evening with Paula Poundstone 
    Attend "An Evening with Paula Poundstone" at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the standup comedian, author, radio host and all-around funny lady do her thing are $39-$47. If you've never seen Poundstone perform before, know that her live shows are a reflection of her consistently witty interactions with the audience—no two shows are ever the same.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 8:00pm - 11:00pm Back to the basics with Paula Poundstone 
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Saturday, September 30 33 events
  • 10:00am Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open from 10am until sunset on Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 8 at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 8:00am Harvest Happens 
    U-pick pumpkins and apples, a corn maze, apple bin train rides, live music, distillery tours, corn cannons and face painting will be part of "Harvest Happens" events weekends through October at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian.
    Bellewood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 11:00am Showcase of Homes Tour 
    The Building Industry Association of Whatcom County’s annual Showcase of Homes tour takes place from 11am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the BIAWC's headquarters at 1650 Baker Creek Place. At the event, building and remodeling pros will be displaying the latest home product innovations and services. Entry is free with a suggested donation for the Whatcom Humane Society or Bellingham Food Bank.
    1650 Baker Creek Place :: http://www.biawc.com
  • All Day Stand and Deliver 
    Experience the real-life story of math teacher Jaime Escalante and his personal mission of challenging his students to rise to their full learning potential when META Performing Arts presents performances of Stand and Deliver starting this week at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The award-winning, underdog story challenges all of us to reflect on our personal and cultural beliefs about class, ethnicity, education and our shared American dream—the pursuit of happiness. Tickets are $10-$18. Additional performances happen through Oct. 14.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • All Day Forever Plaid 
    The musical Forever Plaid concludes this weekend when the Theater Arts Guild presents the Broadway hit at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce St. Singing in close harmony and executing their choreography with zealous precision, the “Plaids” will charm audiences with their delightful patter and some of the greatest pop hits of all time. Tickets are $26.
  • All Day Young Frankenstein 
    Watch the musical comedy adaptation of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein continuing this weekend with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to the Transylvania-based tale of what happens when a monster is brought to life and runs amuck are $20. Additional showings happen weekends through Oct. 21.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day The Mousetrap 
    Find out whodunnit when Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to the see the murder mystery about a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm are $12-$14. Additional showings of the Dee Dee O'Connor-directed play take place through Oct. 8.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • All Day The Addams Family Musical 
    The Lynden Performing Arts Guild will begin its 30th season with a musical take on The Addams Family continuing this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to see Gomez and Morticia, their children Pugsley and Wednesday, and a host of morbid and macabre relatives are $10-$14. Additional showings happen through Oct. 8.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 8:00pm 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. (and Mon., Oct. 31). Tickets to view the comedic carnage are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 8:00am Eat Local Month's Restaurant Week 
    Nineteen restaurants will serve up locally sourced specials—with 50 percent or more of the ingredients coming from Whatcom, Skagit, or San Juan, or Island counties—as part of Eat Local Month's "Restaurant Week" Sept. 24-30 throughout Whatcom County. More than just delicious meals, Restaurant Week wants to highlight the dedication local restaurants have to our local farmers, fishers and producers. Food prizes and more will be part of the delicious fun. See a full roster of participants online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • 7:00pm St. Paul's Poetry Festival 
    Workshops, lectures, readings and more will be part of "Poetry at St. Paul's: A Festival" from 7-9pm Friday and 1:30-9pm Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Poets include Gregory Wolfe, Luci Shaw, Skagit Cairns, Jeanne Murray Walker, Jennifer Bullis, and Caitlin Thomson. Lectures and readings are free, workshops are $15.
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church :: http://www.poetryatstpauls.com
  • 10:00am Eat Local Month 
    Farm Week (Sept. 3-10), Market Week (Sept. 10-16), Seafood Week (Sept. 17-23), and Restaurant Week (Sept. 24-30) will be part of Sustainable Connections' annual "Eat Local Month) taking place throughout September at farms, restaurants, grocery stores and beyond. See a full schedule of events online, and have a tasty month!
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • 5:00pm Art of the American West 
    Whatcom Museum members can attend a preview reception for "Art of the American West: Highlights of the Haub Family Collection from the Tacoma Art Museum" from 5-7pm Friday at the museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. This collection of artwork is unrivaled in its scope, and contains artwork spanning from 1790 to today. The exhibit opens to the public from 12-5pm Saturday, and, at 1pm, there will be a one-hour docent tour (included with admission).
    Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 8:00am - 10:30am Community Pancake Breakfast 
    Choose from pancakes, French toast or waffles at a Community Pancake Breakfast taking place from 8-10:30am at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Entry is $3 for kids ages 8 and under, $6 general.
    Lynden Community Center :: http://www.lyndencommunitycenter.org
  • 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.
  • 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 - 1:00pm Baker Lake Classic 25K 
    The annual Baker Lake Classic 25K begins at 9am at Concrete's Kulshan Campground. From north to south, the trail contours the eastern shoreline of Baker Lake, offering glimpses of Mt. Baker and plenty of stunning scenery. Entry is $50 (registration closes Sept. 28).
    Kulshan Campground :: http://www.nwenduranceevents.com
  • 9:00am - 10:30am Winter Garden Prep 
    Travis Dickson of Rain Dance Landscaping shares expert advice on pruning and mulching your garden in preparation for the cool season at a "Preparing Your Garden for the Winter Ahead" workshop at 9am at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Register in advance for the free workshop.
    Garden Spot Nursery :: http://www.garden-spot.com
  • 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
  • 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 - 5:00pm Fall Family Fun 
    Lawn games, hay rides, animal petting, leaf-jumping and more will be part of "Fall Fun" gatherings from 10am-5pm every Saturday through October at Glen Echo Garden, 4390 Y Rd. Entry is $10 per family (up to three kids).
    Glen Echo Garden :: http://www.glenechogarden.com
  • 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
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm Food Truck Round Up 
    More than 20 local food trucks, a beer garden serving Kulshan Brewing Co. beer, a family area, live music by SpaceBand and more will be part off Industrial Credit Union's fifth annual "Food Truck Round Up" happening from 11am-3pm at Civic Stadium, 1445 Puget St. Tickets to the all-ages fundraiser benefiting Whatcom County food banks are $7 and include a custom pint glass (while supplies last). Truck Bucks can be purchased in advance or on site.
    Civic Stadium, Bloedel Donovan :: http://www.industrialcu.org
  • 12:00pm - 7:30pm Summer's End Festival 
    Bob Fossil, La Fonda, Noisywaters, ParisAlexa, and Step Dads will perform at a Summer's End Music & Arts Gathering taking place from 12-7:30pm at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 Holly St. Silent disco sets, art installations, interactive arts, workshops, lawn games, local vendors and a beer garden will be part of the all-ages fun. Entry is free.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.summersendfest.com
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm Youth Expo 
    Explore youth groups in the community and what they have to offer at a Youth Expo taking place from 1-5pm at the Bellingham Masonic Center, 2626 W. Maplewood St. Kids and their families can meet with representatives from seven organizations that encourage leadership and good citizenship—the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, Camp Fire, 4-H, DeMolay International, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, and Job's Daughters International. Entry is free.
    Bellingham Masonic Center :: bethel25wa@msn.com
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Holly Street History Tour 
    Join the Good Time Girls for a Holly Street History Tour starting at 1pm at the goat and cart statue at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Attendance will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity. The tour will cover topics of growth, social reform, the arts, women’s history, racial tensions, cooperation and environmental recovery. Entry is free, but a $5 suggested donation will support the guides and history education in Bellingham.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.cob.org
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Banned Books Week Read-In 
    Sign up in advance to read at a Banned Books Week Read-In taking place from 1-4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Bring your favorite banned or challenged book or choose from those on hand. You will have up to five minutes to read your favorite passage. Drop-ins will be welcome, time allowing.
    Village Books :: (360) 671-2626
  • 2:00pm - 4:30pm A Trio of Art Workshops 
    Sign up in advance for a variety of free workshops taking place today at Whatcom County libraries. From 2-4pm, Libby Chenault will helm a "Reverse Applique Scarves" workshop at the North Fork Library (7506 Kendall Rd.), and Lummi artists Lee and Isabelle Plaste will lead a "Cedar Weaving" workshop at the Ferndale Library (2125 Main St.). From 3-4:30pm, Lummi artist Earline Hansen will focus on "Dream Catchers." Register online or by calling the individual libraries. For more info: www.wcls.org
    Whatcom County libraries :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Fred Morrison 
    World-famous piper Fred Morrison will perform from 7-9pm in Mount Vernon at the Littlefield Celtic Center, 1124 Cleveland Ave. A living legend in the Celtic music world, Morrison’s music is firmly rooted in the tradition of the Hebridean islands of Scotland while also boldly exploring the technical and creative boundaries of Celtic music. Tickets are $25-$30.
    Littlefield Celtic Center :: http://www.celticarts.org
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance 
    Heliotrope will provide live tunes and Judy Zeidel will do the calling at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's Contra Dance taking place from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $6 for students, $8-$10 general.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm A Novel of Captivity 
    Award-winning local author J.L. Oakley reads from her latest book of historical fiction, Mist-chi-mas: A Novel of Captivity, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome set in 1860 focuses on an Englishwoman who flees from a scandal to occupied San Juan Island, where she meets a young man captured as a youth and held as a slave by the Haida.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm John Welsh Band 
    High-energy Latin, West African, reggae and folk rhythms can be heard when Canada's John Welsh Band performs at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Crowd participation, upbeat rhythms and singalong choruses will be part of the fun. Tickets are $20-$30.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Firefly Concert Series Kickoff 
    The first Firefly Concert of the 2017/2018 season kicks off when pianist Jerri Mercer and singers Tracy Neff and Tony Barton present "Mostly Broadway" at 7:30pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The show will feature hits from Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof, Music Man, and more. Tickets are $25.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
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