Week of April 22, 2018

Sunday, April 22 22 events
  • All Day Free Appliance Pick-up 
    In honor of Earth Day, Appliance Depot is offering free pick-up of your appliances—whether they're working or non-working—from April 7-May 5 in Whatcom County (typical fees are $10-$60). In the past 12 years, the nonprofit has saved more than 50,000 appliances from the waste stream and provided job training and work experience to more than 400 low-income residents.
    Whatcom County :: (360) 527-2646 or http://www.appliancedepotbham.com
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit Valley :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Bellingham Beer Week 
    Beer Olympics, beer dinners, an Earth Day cleanup party, a cornhole championship, book signings, multiple release parties, hops planting, a mountain bike festival, brew-focused presentations, a paper airplane contest, tastings, an IPA challenge, Barleywood Squares, April Brews Day, and much more will be part of Bellingham Beer Week, which takes place Friday, April 20 through Sat., April 28 at a variety of venues throughout the city. Peruse the website for a full listing of events, and get sipping!
    Throughout Bellingham :: http://www.bellinghambeerweek.com
  • 12:00pm Chanticleer Authors Conference 
    Come and enjoy three days of instruction on how to improve your marketing skills and sell more books at the annual Chanticleer Authors Conference taking place Friday through Sunday at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. Authors will enjoy workshops on craft and marketing, master classes by a top-tier developmental editor, cocktail parties, an awards banquet, marketing strategies and more. Fees vary. A free "Books by the Bay" Book Festival will be open to the public from 11am-6pm Saturday, and 11am-5pm Sunday.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.chantireviews.com
  • 7:30pm North Cascades Concert Band 
    The North Cascades Concert Band presents its spring concert, "Sousa's America," at performances a 7:30pm Friday at Whatcom Community College's Syre Auditorium, 7:30pm Saturday at Arlington High School PAC, and 3pm Sunday at Brodniak Hall in Anacortes. Horn soloist Cecelia Buettgen from the "President's Own" United States Marine Band will be the featured performer. Suggested donation is $10 at the door for each of the concerts.
    Bellingham, Arlington, Anacortes :: http://www.nccband.org
  • 10:00am Lynden Book Sale 
    Find some fantastic spring reads and DVDs at bargain prices at a Book Sale happening from 10am-5pm Friday, 10am-4:30pm Saturday, and 1-4:30pm Sunday at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Saturday and Sunday, there will also be baked goods. On Sunday, purchase a bag of books for $4.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 9:30am FutureFest 
    Transition Fidalgo & Friends presents "FutureFest: Building the World We Want" Saturday and Sunday in Anacortes at the Port Transit Shed Event Center. The event will celebration imagination, innovation and knowledge, and bring together creative talent from around the region—along with local experts in business development, local investment, natural resources, citizen science, affordable housing and other topics. Art, music, a keynote address and much more will be part of the weekend's activities. Entry is free and open to all.
    Port Transit Shed Event Center :: http://www.transitionfidalgo.org
  • 7:30pm 9 to 5, the Musical 
    Friendship and revenge take center stage when 9 to 5, the Musical continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The play is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie, and features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Tickets are $20 to see the play about three women who get even with their sexist, egotistical, lying boss. Additional performances happen April 26-28.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:30pm Opera Studio Performances 
    Join Western Washington University's Opera Studio for performances of contemporary one-act operas at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the school's Performing Arts Center 016. Tickets are $5-$16 to experience Maurice Ravel's L'enfant et les sortileges (The Child and the Spells) and the Northwest premiere of William Bolcom's naughty comedic opera, Lucrezia.
    Performing Arts Center :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 9:00am 3 Cs Plant Sale 
    Perennials, herbs, vegetable starts, trees, flowers, canning starts and more from 20-plus vendors can be found at 3 Cs Farms' Plant and Craft Sale from 9am-3pm Saturday and Sunday at 6222 Mt. Baker Hwy. Wood carvings and home decor, planter boxes, birdhouses and more will also be for sale.
    3 Cs Farms :: http://www.3csfarms.com
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Dirty Dan Harris Festival 
    Live music, selections of food and shop offerings, an all-ages fish toss, a donut-eating contest, a Dirty Dan lookalike contest, period costumes (and costume contests), an uphill piano race, a Chuckanut Chili Cook-off, a Dirty Dan Challenge rowing race, and more will be part of the 16th annual Dirty Dan Harris Festival taking place from 10am-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green (1207 10th St.) and beyond. Entry is free; chili cook-off tickets are $6.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.fairhaven.com
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm Earth Day Work Party 
    Give back to an organization that prioritizes the sustainability of farming and our planet at an Earth Day Work Party taking place from 11am-3pm in Mount Vernon at Viva Farms (located on the corner of Higgins Airport Way and Ovenell Rd.). Snacks, tools and gloves will be provided.
    Viva Farms :: (360) 969-7179 or http://www.vivafarms.org
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm Pottery Demos 
    As part of Dirty Dan Days, come watch local potters demonstrate their various techniques to produce the wares you love to use from 12-3pm at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. Among them will be April's featured artist, Jesse Rasmussen, who will demo his clay-tree-carving technique.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Utopia Earth Day 
    Join Skagit Land Trust and friends from 1-4pm for an afternoon of exploring the Utopian Conservation Area (near Sedro-Woolley). Attendees can tour completed restoration projects, learn about amphibians and their habitats, go for a bird walk with Skagit Audubon, or help care for trees planted at past Earth Day celebrations. Bring sturdy hiking shoes or mud boots, and dress for spring weather. Entry is free; please RSVP.
    Utopian Conservation Area :: http://www.skagitlandtrust.org
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm Choo Choo Soul 
    Genevieve Goings and Constantine “DC” Abramson, the stars of Disney Junior’s “Choo Choo Soul,” will perform at 1pm and 4pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. "Choo Choo Soul" began touring the country in 2007 and has performed for thousands of children in more than 100 cities across the globe. Tickets are $15-$25.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 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
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm Chuckanut Chili Cook-off 
    As part of the annual Dirty Dan Harris Festival, attend the annual Chuckanut Chili Cook-off from 1:30-3:30pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Tickets are $6 and will cover a taste of each recipe prepared and served up by area restaurants, plus a bowl of your favorite and a piece of Great Harvest bread. Ticket-holders can vote for their favorite for a People's Choice Award.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.fairhaven.com
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Rambling Unicorn 
    Katy "Unicorn" Shaw leads "A Rambling Unicorn Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail" from 3-4:30pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. From record-setting snow in the High Sierras to rampant forest fires in the Cascade Mountains, discover why 2017 was known to PCT hikers as the "year of ice and fire." Entry is free.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm Seeing Pink 
    Help raise funds for Lydia Place at a "Seeing Pink" benefit from 4-7pm at the Ciao Thyme Commons, 207 Unity St. Heavy appetizers, dinner by Chef Mataio Gillis, paired cocktails, jazz music by the Julian MacDonough Trio and more will be part of the evening's festivities. Entry is $125; for $200, you'll also get a ticket for a 7pm performance by Pink Martini at the Mount Baker Theatre.
    Ciao Thyme Commons :: http://www.ciaothyme.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Crowder 
    Contemporary Christian music singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Crowder brings his "American Prodigal Tour 3.0" to Bellingham for a 7pm concert at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Tickets are $30.
    Performing Arts Center Mainstage :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Pink Martini 
    Take a musical trip around the world—from France to Iran, Armenia to South Africa—when Pink Martini and lead singer China Forbes perform at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The longtime ensemble draws inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and '50s and crosses genres to make an eclectic, modern sound. Tickets are $29.50-$69.50.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Take Me to Church 
    The iconic Betty Desire and the Panty Hoes present a weekly "Take Me to Church" drag production starting at 8pm at Rumors Cabaret, 1119 Railroad Ave. Entry is by donation; funds raised benefit community charities such as Northwest Youth Services, Safe for Free, and more.
    Rumors Cabaret :: http://www.rumorscabaret.com
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Monday, April 23 10 events
  • All Day Free Appliance Pick-up 
    In honor of Earth Day, Appliance Depot is offering free pick-up of your appliances—whether they're working or non-working—from April 7-May 5 in Whatcom County (typical fees are $10-$60). In the past 12 years, the nonprofit has saved more than 50,000 appliances from the waste stream and provided job training and work experience to more than 400 low-income residents.
    Whatcom County :: (360) 527-2646 or http://www.appliancedepotbham.com
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit Valley :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Bellingham Beer Week 
    Beer Olympics, beer dinners, an Earth Day cleanup party, a cornhole championship, book signings, multiple release parties, hops planting, a mountain bike festival, brew-focused presentations, a paper airplane contest, tastings, an IPA challenge, Barleywood Squares, April Brews Day, and much more will be part of Bellingham Beer Week, which takes place Friday, April 20 through Sat., April 28 at a variety of venues throughout the city. Peruse the website for a full listing of events, and get sipping!
    Throughout Bellingham :: http://www.bellinghambeerweek.com
  • 10:00am The Lewis & Clark Expedition 
    Kids in grades K-5 are encouraged to attend The Lewis & Clark Expedition: A Celebration of American Teamwork performances at 10am and 12:15pm Monday through Thursday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Actor Patrick Garner will cast students in the role of Lewis & Clark’s “Corps of Discovery” to explore the newly-acquired Louisiana Purchase. Entry is $8-$9.50.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Camp Cooking Basics 
    Learn more about equipment (stoves, cook sets and fuel), planning and preparation, along with some tips and tricks to make your meals the hit of the trip, at a "Camp Cooking Basics for Backpackers" presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free event, as space is limited.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Cuban Salsa 
    Rumba Northwest hosts a "Cuban Salsa for Beginners" class at 6pm at Bell Tower Studios, 1430 N. Garden St. At 7pm, a "Cuban Salsa Advanced" class takes place. Entry to the classes is $8 for regular students, $12 for drop-ins.
    Bell Tower Studios :: http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Dig Into Spring 
    As part of a free "Dig Into Spring" series, Skagit County Master Gardener Dixie Mitchell will lead a power point presentation focusing on "Hardy Succulents for the Pacific Northwest Gardener" at 6pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. She will also bring many examples from her yard in Anacortes.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Classic Charcuterie 
    Skilled practitioner Jesse Otero focuses on "Classic Charcuterie" at a class from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Learn three simple but elegant recipes that you can prepare at home as Chef Jesse makes duck confit, chicken liver mousse, and pork-pistachio pate. Entry is $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Wild Halibut 
    Chef Robert Fong finds new ways to use the delicious "big fish" of the north at a "Wild Halibut" class happening from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $55.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm The Price is Right Live 
    "Come on down" for the interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to win prizes at "The Price is Right Live" at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Play classic games from television’s longest running and most popular game show—from Plinko, to Cliffhangers, to the Big Wheel, and even the fabulous Showcase. Entry is $35-$49. A ticket purchase will not increase your chances of being selected to play. To register for the chance to be a contestant, visit the registration area at or near the box office three hours prior to show time.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
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TODAY 10 events
  • All Day Free Appliance Pick-up 
    In honor of Earth Day, Appliance Depot is offering free pick-up of your appliances—whether they're working or non-working—from April 7-May 5 in Whatcom County (typical fees are $10-$60). In the past 12 years, the nonprofit has saved more than 50,000 appliances from the waste stream and provided job training and work experience to more than 400 low-income residents.
    Whatcom County :: (360) 527-2646 or http://www.appliancedepotbham.com
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit Valley :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Bellingham Beer Week 
    Beer Olympics, beer dinners, an Earth Day cleanup party, a cornhole championship, book signings, multiple release parties, hops planting, a mountain bike festival, brew-focused presentations, a paper airplane contest, tastings, an IPA challenge, Barleywood Squares, April Brews Day, and much more will be part of Bellingham Beer Week, which takes place Friday, April 20 through Sat., April 28 at a variety of venues throughout the city. Peruse the website for a full listing of events, and get sipping!
    Throughout Bellingham :: http://www.bellinghambeerweek.com
  • All Day The Lewis & Clark Expedition 
    Kids in grades K-5 are encouraged to attend The Lewis & Clark Expedition: A Celebration of American Teamwork performances at 10am and 12:15pm Monday through Thursday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Actor Patrick Garner will cast students in the role of Lewis & Clark’s “Corps of Discovery” to explore the newly-acquired Louisiana Purchase. Entry is $8-$9.50.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm All-Paces Run 
    Staff and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes—by the water or through the woods.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Artist Demo 
    Attend a low-key "Artist Demo" painting workshop with acrylic painter Neal Cronic from 6-7:30pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Talk with Cronic while an acrylic painting is being constructed and learn about creating a background using a wash technique, making clouds and more. Feel free to bring painting materials of your own and join in.
    Bellingham Public Library :: ww.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bellingham Reads 
    New members are welcome at a Bellingham Reads book discussion focusing on Ruta Sepetys' Salt to the Sea from 6:30-7:30pm at the Dodson Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7236
  • 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 A Birding Adventure 
    "Rafting the Marsh Fork of the Canning River" will be the focus of a North Cascades Audubon Society presentation with wildlife photographer Dan Streiffert at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The event will focus on a 12-day wilderness birding adventure along the western boundary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Comedy Open Mic 
    The weekly Shakedown Punch Up Comedy Open Mic begins at 7:30pm at the www.shakedownbellingham.com, 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, April 25 12 events
  • All Day Free Appliance Pick-up 
    In honor of Earth Day, Appliance Depot is offering free pick-up of your appliances—whether they're working or non-working—from April 7-May 5 in Whatcom County (typical fees are $10-$60). In the past 12 years, the nonprofit has saved more than 50,000 appliances from the waste stream and provided job training and work experience to more than 400 low-income residents.
    Whatcom County :: (360) 527-2646 or http://www.appliancedepotbham.com
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit Valley :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Bellingham Beer Week 
    Beer Olympics, beer dinners, an Earth Day cleanup party, a cornhole championship, book signings, multiple release parties, hops planting, a mountain bike festival, brew-focused presentations, a paper airplane contest, tastings, an IPA challenge, Barleywood Squares, April Brews Day, and much more will be part of Bellingham Beer Week, which takes place Friday, April 20 through Sat., April 28 at a variety of venues throughout the city. Peruse the website for a full listing of events, and get sipping!
    Throughout Bellingham :: http://www.bellinghambeerweek.com
  • All Day The Lewis & Clark Expedition 
    Kids in grades K-5 are encouraged to attend The Lewis & Clark Expedition: A Celebration of American Teamwork performances at 10am and 12:15pm Monday through Thursday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Actor Patrick Garner will cast students in the role of Lewis & Clark’s “Corps of Discovery” to explore the newly-acquired Louisiana Purchase. Entry is $8-$9.50.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Bellingham City Club #MeToo Discussion 
    "#MeToo: A Moment in Time or a Cultural Shift?" will be the focus of a Bellingham City Club panel discussion and luncheon from 11:50am-1:30pm at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest St. Panelists include writer and blogger Katie Anthony and DVSAS executive director Karen Burke. Entry is $5-$18, and is open to all.
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Kombucha Class 
    Blaine C.O.R.E. (Community Orchards for Resources and Education) focuses on "Kombucha" at a free workshop happening from 4-6pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Learn how to make your own, sample different flavors, and take home your own culture to start brewing.
    Blaine Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm TESOL Info Session 
    Learn more about earning a certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages at a TESOL Info Session from 5-6pm at Miller Hall on the Western Washington University campus.
    Miller Hall :: http://www.wwu.edu/TESOL
  • 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.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm F.A.M.E. Concert 
    Allegra Women's Ensemble and Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers will collaborate at a benefit concert for F.A.M.E. (Female Artists for Music Enrichment) at 7pm at the Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Way. Entry is $30 and includes light appetizers and wine.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Write Riot Poetry Slam 
    In honor of National Poetry Month, Write Riot Poetry’s Jessica Lohafer will host a free Write Riot Poetry Slam at 7pm in the Colophon Cafe, 1208 11th St. Ryler Dustin will be the featured poet; show up at 6:30pm to sign up to compete in the friendly competition. Arrive early to snag a good seat. The Colophon will offer literary themed drink and food specials. Please support the venue by purchasing from the menu.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Michael Van Bebber Quartet 
    Trumpeter Michael Van Bebber will be joined by pianist John Hansen, bassist Michael Glynn, and drummer Julian MacDonough for a Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center concert from 7-9pm at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $5-$10.
    Sylvia Center :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Scottish Country Dancing 
    Join the Bellingham Scottish Country Dancers to learn about the social dancing of Scotland from 7:30-9:30pm every Wednesday through May at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. No partner is required. The drop-in fee is $8.
    Fairhaven Library :: http://www.bellinghamscd.org
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Thursday, April 26 15 events
  • All Day Free Appliance Pick-up 
    In honor of Earth Day, Appliance Depot is offering free pick-up of your appliances—whether they're working or non-working—from April 7-May 5 in Whatcom County (typical fees are $10-$60). In the past 12 years, the nonprofit has saved more than 50,000 appliances from the waste stream and provided job training and work experience to more than 400 low-income residents.
    Whatcom County :: (360) 527-2646 or http://www.appliancedepotbham.com
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit Valley :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Bellingham Beer Week 
    Beer Olympics, beer dinners, an Earth Day cleanup party, a cornhole championship, book signings, multiple release parties, hops planting, a mountain bike festival, brew-focused presentations, a paper airplane contest, tastings, an IPA challenge, Barleywood Squares, April Brews Day, and much more will be part of Bellingham Beer Week, which takes place Friday, April 20 through Sat., April 28 at a variety of venues throughout the city. Peruse the website for a full listing of events, and get sipping!
    Throughout Bellingham :: http://www.bellinghambeerweek.com
  • 7:30pm 9 to 5, the Musical 
    Friendship and revenge take center stage when 9 to 5, the Musical concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The play is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie, and features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Tickets are $20 to see the play about three women who get even with their sexist, egotistical, lying boss.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 3:00pm Mt. Baker Plant Sale 
    Come check out quality plants grown by students at a Mt. Baker Plant Sale happening from 3-6pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-2pm Saturday at Mt. Baker High School, 4936 Deming Rd. Plants available for sale will include annual flowering plants, perennials, large fruiting tomato plants, herbs, hanging baskets and vegetable starts.
    Mt. Baker High School :: (360) 556-1505
  • 10:00am The Lewis & Clark Expedition 
    Kids in grades K-5 are encouraged to attend The Lewis & Clark Expedition: A Celebration of American Teamwork performances at 10am and 12:15pm Monday through Thursday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Actor Patrick Garner will cast students in the role of Lewis & Clark’s “Corps of Discovery” to explore the newly-acquired Louisiana Purchase. Entry is $8-$9.50.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm English Country Dancing 
    Attend English Country Dancing classes from 1:30-3pm Thursdays at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. No experience or partner is necessary.
    Bellingham Senior Activity Center :: (360) 384-2674
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Jazz Jam 
    The Jazz Project's Jud Sherwood hosts a rotating house trio featuring top-flight local and regional musicians at a Jazz Jam happening from 5:30-8:30pm Thursdays at Illuminati Brewing, 3950 Hammer Dr., Suite 101. Entry is free.
    Illuminati Brewing :: http://www.jazzproject.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Pub Run 
    Join a weekly BBay Pub Run starting at 6pm every Thursday. Open to runners of all levels, excursions are 3-5 miles and BBay Ambassadors safely guide each pace group. This evening's run starts at BBay Running, 1431 N. State St. Run along Whatcom Creek Trail, ending at Bellingham Cider Company. Entry is free.
    BBay Running :: http://www.bbayrunning.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Canadian Exploration 
    Photographer and adventurer Genny Langworthy helms "Vive le Quebec: Kayaking and Exploring French Canada" at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. From the grassy Acadian region of New Brunswick to the mountainous and timeless Gaspé Peninsula through to the rugged and far-flung North Coast of Québec, the presentation highlights spectacular features of French Canada. Entry is free.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 6:30pm - 9:30pm Mexican Kitchen 
    Ana Jackson leads "Mexican Kitchen: Mi Casa es Su Casa" from 6:30-9:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest ST. Tortilla soup, steamed tamales, sopas and a Guadalajara-style custard are on the menu. Entry is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm 2018 Global Earth Day focuses on the world’s oceans 
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Dances are taught, and mentoring is available. Suggested donation is $5.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 384-2674
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Get Gritty 
    "Get Gritty: Endurance Psychology of the Barkley Marathons" will be the focus of a talk by runner and staffer Nickademus de la Rosa at 7:15pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. Nick—who won the marathon in 2013 and became only the 13th finisher in the history of the infamous race—will share his top five psychological strategies for overcoming this event. Entry is free.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Misty Flowers 
    Elements of jazz, folk and blues will combine when Misty Flowers performs at a House Concert at 7:30pm at the Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N. Suggested donation will be $5-$10 at the door; seating is limited.
    Chuckanut Center :: http://www.chuckanutcenter.org
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Friday, April 27 20 events
  • All Day Free Appliance Pick-up 
    In honor of Earth Day, Appliance Depot is offering free pick-up of your appliances—whether they're working or non-working—from April 7-May 5 in Whatcom County (typical fees are $10-$60). In the past 12 years, the nonprofit has saved more than 50,000 appliances from the waste stream and provided job training and work experience to more than 400 low-income residents.
    Whatcom County :: (360) 527-2646 or http://www.appliancedepotbham.com
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit Valley :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • 7:30pm Cantabile Chamber Choir 
    Singers and audience members can explore the intensity of love, passion, and even scorn in a wide-ranging concert repertoire at Cantabile Chamber Choir's performance of "Fire and Ice: Love's Incarnations" at 7:30pm Friday at Anacortes Lutheran, and 4pm Sunday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Mount Vernon. Admission will be $10-$16 at the door.
  • 7:30pm Skagit Community Band 
    "Night and Day" will be the theme of Skagit Community Band's annual Spring Swing jazz concerts at 7:30pm Friday at La Conner's Maple Hall, and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall. Joan Penney will be the featured vocalist at both events. Entry is free, but donations will be gladly accepted.
  • 8:00pm Legends and Brawls 
    Any genre will be up for grabs when "Genre Legends" returns to the stage at 8pm Fridays and Saturdays through April at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "Backyard Brawl," which pits two teams of improvisers against one another in a "short form improv slugfest." Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day Bellingham Beer Week 
    Beer Olympics, beer dinners, an Earth Day cleanup party, a cornhole championship, book signings, multiple release parties, hops planting, a mountain bike festival, brew-focused presentations, a paper airplane contest, tastings, an IPA challenge, Barleywood Squares, April Brews Day, and much more will be part of Bellingham Beer Week, which takes place Friday, April 20 through Sat., April 28 at a variety of venues throughout the city. Peruse the website for a full listing of events, and get sipping!
    Throughout Bellingham :: http://www.bellinghambeerweek.com
  • All Day 9 to 5, the Musical 
    Friendship and revenge take center stage when 9 to 5, the Musical concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The play is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie, and features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Tickets are $20 to see the play about three women who get even with their sexist, egotistical, lying boss.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:00pm Always...Patsy Cline 
    Witness a musical tribute to a beloved country western star when Always...Patsy Cline concludes this weekend with 7pm performances Friday and Saturday at the Conway Muse, 1844 Spruce St. Ria Peth Vanderpool plays the title role and co-star Kelly Visten plays Cline's longtime fan and friend, Louis Seger. A country band will play along during the musical, which weaves 27 songs into the storyline. Tickets are $28.
  • 10:00am Book and Bake Sale 
    Stock your bookshelves and your pantries by attending a Spring Book and Bake Sale from 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The event repeats May 4-5.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • All Day Mt. Baker Plant Sale 
    Come check out quality plants grown by students at a Mt. Baker Plant Sale happening from 3-6pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-2pm Saturday at Mt. Baker High School, 4936 Deming Rd. Plants available for sale will include annual flowering plants, perennials, large fruiting tomato plants, herbs, hanging baskets and vegetable starts.
    Mt. Baker High School :: (360) 556-1505
  • 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 the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Stimpson Family Nature Reserve :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 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 CJ Prince. All adults are welcome.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm Coffee Tasting 
    Attend a weekly coffee tasting from 3-3:30pm at Camber Cafe, 221 W. Holly St. Entry is free, and no RSVP is needed to come in and enjoy a small tasting flight of the venue's single-origin coffees.
  • 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/BellinghamF
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Fourth Friday Art Walk 
    More than 15 venues will open their doors for the monthly Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk happening from 5-8pm throughout the historic district. Local art, appetizers, drinks and live entertainment will be part of the fun.
    Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.fairhavenartwalk.com
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Ship of Fools Closing Reception 
    Attend a closing reception for "Ship of Fools" from 5-8pm at Cooper Lanza Gallery, 1415 13th St. The popular show welcomes regional contributions with the theme of political art, satire, and social commentary.
    Cooper Lanza Gallery :: http://www.cooperlanzagallery.com
  • 5:30pm - 9:30pm Inspire Higher Dreams Gala 
    Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County for its "Inspire Higher Dreams" Gala from 5:30-9:30pm at the Silver Reef Event Center, 4876 Haxton Way. This black-tie affair features a surf and turf dinner, live and silent auctions, and impact stories from supporters, staff and kids. Entry is $160.
    Silver Reef Event Center :: http://www.whatcomclubs.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Wilderness and Wellness 
    Editor Tom Fleischner will be joined by North Cascades Institute executive director Saul Weisberg and environmental artist Edie Dillon to read from Nature, Love, Medicine: Essays on Wildness & Wellness at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. This book declares that nurturing a love for our planet is essential in this time of turbulence and change.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Friday Night Flicks 
    The South Fork Valley Community Association hosts "Friday Night Flicks" double-feature viewings of Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2048 starting at 7:30pm at the Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 Valley Hwy. Suggested donation to view the R-rated films is $5 per person or $10 per group (includes popcorn).
    Van Zandt Community Hall :: southforkvalley@aol.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm The Kid 
    Listen to live accompaniment on the 1926 Mighty Wurlitzer Organ during a showing of Charlie Chaplin's 1921 silent film, The Kid, at 7:30pm in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Entry is 35 cents; the event celebrates the theater's 92nd anniversary.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
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Saturday, April 28 33 events
  • All Day Free Appliance Pick-up 
    In honor of Earth Day, Appliance Depot is offering free pick-up of your appliances—whether they're working or non-working—from April 7-May 5 in Whatcom County (typical fees are $10-$60). In the past 12 years, the nonprofit has saved more than 50,000 appliances from the waste stream and provided job training and work experience to more than 400 low-income residents.
    Whatcom County :: (360) 527-2646 or http://www.appliancedepotbham.com
  • All Day Cantabile Chamber Choir 
    Singers and audience members can explore the intensity of love, passion, and even scorn in a wide-ranging concert repertoire at Cantabile Chamber Choir's performance of "Fire and Ice: Love's Incarnations" at 7:30pm Friday at Anacortes Lutheran, and 4pm Sunday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Mount Vernon. Admission will be $10-$16 at the door.
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit Valley :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Skagit Community Band 
    "Night and Day" will be the theme of Skagit Community Band's annual Spring Swing jazz concerts at 7:30pm Friday at La Conner's Maple Hall, and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall. Joan Penney will be the featured vocalist at both events. Entry is free, but donations will be gladly accepted.
  • 9:00am Linuxfest Northwest 
    Hot issues such as privacy, surveillance and security will be among the many topics covered at this year’s LinuxFest Northwest from 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Bellingham Technical College, 3058 Lindbergh Ave. Entry to the largest open source sharing event in the region is free. Attendees at this year’s event are coming from as far as Helsinki and Africa to learn and network.
    Bellingham Technical College :: http://www.linuxfestnorthwest.org
  • 10:30am Sculpture Tours 
    Celebrate International Sculpture Day by taking guided tours at 10:30am, 1pm and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday at Big Rock Garden Park, 2900 Sylvan St. The tours will be conducted by George F. Drake who, with his wife, founded the sculpture garden in the park which now contains 39 sculptures by artists from seven nations.
    Big Rock Garden Park :: http://www.sculpturenorthwest.org
  • 8:00pm Legends and Brawls 
    Any genre will be up for grabs when "Genre Legends" returns to the stage at 8pm Fridays and Saturdays through April at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "Backyard Brawl," which pits two teams of improvisers against one another in a "short form improv slugfest." Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 10:00am Bellingham Beer Week 
    Beer Olympics, beer dinners, an Earth Day cleanup party, a cornhole championship, book signings, multiple release parties, hops planting, a mountain bike festival, brew-focused presentations, a paper airplane contest, tastings, an IPA challenge, Barleywood Squares, April Brews Day, and much more will be part of Bellingham Beer Week, which takes place Friday, April 20 through Sat., April 28 at a variety of venues throughout the city. Peruse the website for a full listing of events, and get sipping!
    Throughout Bellingham :: http://www.bellinghambeerweek.com
  • 7:30pm 9 to 5, the Musical 
    Friendship and revenge take center stage when 9 to 5, the Musical concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The play is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie, and features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Tickets are $20 to see the play about three women who get even with their sexist, egotistical, lying boss.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:00pm Always...Patsy Cline 
    Witness a musical tribute to a beloved country western star when Always...Patsy Cline concludes this weekend with 7pm performances Friday and Saturday at the Conway Muse, 1844 Spruce St. Ria Peth Vanderpool plays the title role and co-star Kelly Visten plays Cline's longtime fan and friend, Louis Seger. A country band will play along during the musical, which weaves 27 songs into the storyline. Tickets are $28.
  • 10:00am Book and Bake Sale 
    Stock your bookshelves and your pantries by attending a Spring Book and Bake Sale from 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The event repeats May 4-5.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 3:00pm Mt. Baker Plant Sale 
    Come check out quality plants grown by students at a Mt. Baker Plant Sale happening from 3-6pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-2pm Saturday at Mt. Baker High School, 4936 Deming Rd. Plants available for sale will include annual flowering plants, perennials, large fruiting tomato plants, herbs, hanging baskets and vegetable starts.
    Mt. Baker High School :: (360) 556-1505
  • 8:00am - 10:00am Ferndale Breakfast 
    Attend a monthly Pancake Breakfast from 8-10am at Ferndale's American Legion Hall Post #154, 5537 Second Ave. Entry is $3 for kids 12 and under, and $6 for adults.
    American Legion Hall Post #154 :: (360) 201-1109
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm Senior Center Plant Sale 
    Peruse beautiful selections from local nurseries, house plants, garden tools and decor, and homegrown plants from BSAC Gardeners at an annual Plant Sale happening from 9am-4pm Fri., April 27 at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St.
    Bellingham Senior Activity Center :: (360) 733-4030 or http://www.wccoa.org
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Have a Heart Run 
    Help raise funds for Community Action of Skagit County by taking part in the ninth annual "Have a Heart Run" starting at 9am at Mount Vernon's Edgewater Park, 600 Beherens Millet Rd. Entry is $15-$25 (a kids run is free). Runners and walkers of all skill levels are welcome.
    Edgewater Park :: http://www.haveaheartrun.org
  • 9:00am - 10:30am Hydrangeas 101 
    Jill Porter of Bailey's Nursery will focus on "Hydrangeas 101" at a free workshop starting at 9am at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Porter will share her years of experience, introducing new and old favorite varieties, along with information on their care and pruning.
    Garden Spot Nursery :: http://www.garden-spot.com
  • 9:00am - 1:00pm Everson Garden Club Plant Sale 
    Colorful perennials, natives, shrubs, small trees, veggie starts and specialty plants and crafts can be found for spectacular prices when the Everson Garden Club hosts its annual Plant Sale from 9am-1pm at 216 Everson-Goshen Rd.
    Everson-Goshen Rd. :: (360) 592-5456
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm Independent Bookstore Day 
    Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day throughout the day at both Village Books locales—1200 11th Street in Bellingham, and 430 Front Street in Lynden. Be first in line for exclusive, limited-edition items like the ever-popular Literary Tea Towels. “Writers in the window”—where local writers will settle in and write in the front window—treats, giveaways and author readings will also be part of the free fun.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Vaisaikhi Day Celebration 
    Attend a Vaisaikhi Day Celebration from 10am-5pm at Lynden's Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara, 176E. Pole Rd. Processions, free food, and fun for the whole family will be part of the event on the biggest and grandest Sikh holiday of the year, commemorating the day, in 1699, when the Great Guru Granth, the Sikh Holy Book, became the only Guru and Guide for all Sikhs, the day the Khalsa was formed, and the day the Sikh religion became a congregation-run egalitarian religion.
    Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara :: http://www.ggng.us
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Sudden Valley Garden Club Sale 
    The Sudden Valley Garden Club will host its "biggest sale yet" at a Plant Sale happening from 10am-3pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 8 Barn View Dr. Perennials, natives, succulents and deer-resistant plants will be available, as will professional advice.
    Sudden Valley Dance Barn :: http://www.suddenvalley.com
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The 26th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm Saturdays through Dec. 22 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. In addition to offering locally grown produce, crafts and ready-to-eat foods, upcoming events include Demo Days, Chef in the Market, and a Wednesday Market starting in June at the Fairhaven Village Green.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Backyard Habitat and Native Flora Fair 
    The Komo Kulshan chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society hosts its annual Backyard Habitat and Native Flora Fair from 10am-3pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. In addition to providing plenty of green things to purchase, the event is also a way for gardeners to learn more about the importance of native plants. Experts will be on hand to answer questions, and additional activities include plant walks, activities for kids, the making of nesting boxes, and details about how to certify your yard, business landscaping or school as a wildlife-friendly habitat.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: (360) 778-7000 or http://www.wnpskoma.org
  • 10:30am - 12:30pm Correspondence Club 
    Anyone over 8 years old can show up for the monthly Correspondence Club gathering from 10:30am-12:30pm at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly St. Supplies, materials and instructional guidance will be provided for collage Mail Art, envelopes, postcards and more.
    Mindport Exhibits :: http://www.mindport.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Growing Dry Beans and Grains 
    Resilient Seeds owner Krista Rome will focus on "Growing Dry Beans and Grains in Whatcom County" from 1-3pm at the Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Dr. N. From variety choice to planting dates, harvest tools to low-tech threshing and seed cleaning, Rome will send you on your way with the confidence to grow your own protein-rich staple crops. Entry is $5.
    Chuckanut Center :: http://www.chuckanutcenter.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Klee Wyck Journal 
    Author and artist Lou McKee shares stories and sketches from Klee Wyck Journal at 4pm at Lynden's Village Books, 430 Front St. The book follows her annual kayaking trip near Vancouver Island, where she and friends and family breathe in the "wonder of untamed water and wilderness."
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Spring Has Sprung Opening Party 
    Attend an opening reception and party for the group exhibit "Spring Has Sprung" from 5-9pm at Camano Island's Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way. The show will be on display every Friday through Sunday through June 17.
    Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park :: http://www.matzkefineart.com
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Visions of the Soul Opening 
    Attend an opening reception for painter and sculptor Roger Small's "Visions of the Soul" from 5-7pm at La Conner's Forum Arts, 721 S. First St. The exhibit can be viewed through May.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Moon Walk 
    Join Wild Whatcom for a "Ladies Night Out: Moon of the Budding Trees" outing from 7-9pm in Whatcom County (locale will be revealed upon registration). Suggested donation is $12 to "explore the wilderness, potency and abundance of spring."
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance with Incognito 
    Incognito will provide live tunes at the the Bellingham Old-Time Country Dance Society's Contra Dance happening from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $6 for students, $8-10 general.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dylan Foley and Eamon O'Leary 
    All-Ireland Fiddle Champion Dylan Foley joins the stage with Eamon O’Leary for a night of great music at 7pm at Mount Vernon's Littlefield Celtic Center, 1124 Cleveland Ave. Dylan’s passionate and lyrical style will be complimented by Eamon’s powerful songs and beautiful playing. Tickets are $20-$25.
    Littlefield Celtic Center :: http://www.celticarts.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Naomi Shihab Nye 
    Award-winning author and poet Naomi Shihab Nye will deliver the 49th annual May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture at 7pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Entry is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
    Performing Arts Center :: http://www.wcls.libcal.com/event/3504085
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Skagit Symphony Classics Concert 
    An annual "Classics Concert" will close out Skagit Symphony's season at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Four members of the orchestra performing solos by Bach and Saint-Saens, and Lutoslawski’s vibrant and sparkling "Mala Suite" and Grieg’s spirited "Symphonic Dances" end the season with toe-tapping celebration. Tickets are $10-$45.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Paula Poundstone 
    Expect smart, observational humor and improvised audience interaction when standup comedian Paula Poundstone returns to Mount Vernon for an 8pm performance at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets to see the performer, author and Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me radio quiz show panelist are $35-$65.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
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