Week of August 18, 2019

Sunday, August 18 22 events
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September 21, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays at Saturdays in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $17-$22.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 5:30pm Seaside BBQ 
    Enjoy the ultimate beach barbecue experience at a "Seaside BBQ" event from 5:30-8:30pm Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 31 at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. The "party on the lawn" will feature delicious food options, live music, games and more. Reservations are recommended.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 10:00am Summer Book Sale 
    As part of Discover Birch Bay Days and FanFest Weekend, Friends of the Birch Bay Library will host a Summer Book Sale featuring gently used books and DVDs from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday at a booth at the Birch Bay Visitors Center, 4900 Birch Bay Dr.
    Birch Bay Visitors Center :: (360) 850-8590
  • 12:00pm Discover Birch Bay Days 
    A grand parade, an arts and crafts fair, food vendors, live music, a beer garden, a crab derby, Kids Olympics, an extreme chainsaw sculpture show, a Hawks Dash Fun Run, and much more will be part of the 40th annual "Discover Birch Bay Days" "FanFest 2019" from 12pm-10pm Friday, 9am-10pm Saturday, and 9am-5pm Sunday in Birch Bay. Entry is free.
  • 7:00pm The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) 
    Blaine Community Theater presents showings of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in the Black Box Theater at Blaine High School, 1055 H St. This hilarious comedy explores all 37 of Shakespeare's plays in a whirlwind pace of 90 minutes that the whole family will enjoy. Tickets are $13-$15.
  • 9:00am Cascade Days 
    A parade, a "Dump Run," chain saw carving, car and pet shows, jam and jelly contests, craft and food vendors, ice carving, activities for kids, pie- and watermelon-eating contests, a duck race and more will be part of the annual "Cascade Days" festival taking place from 9am-4:30pm Saturday and 9am-4pm Sunday in Concrete at Veterans Memorial Park and beyond. Many events are free.
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Sedro-Woolley Community Breakfast 
    Eggs to order, omelets, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, French toast and more can be had at a monthly Community Breakfast happening from 8am-11am in Sedro-Woolley at American Legion Post #43, 701 Murdock St. Entry is $5 for kids, $7 for adults.
    American Legion Post #43 :: http://www.sedro-woolley.com
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Birchwood Farmers Market 
    More than 10 local growers and producers will sell fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey, flowers and more at the cooperative Birchwood Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Sunday through October at the Park Manor Shopping Center, 1538 Birchwood Ave.
    Park Manor Shopping Center :: http://www.citysproutsfarm.com/market
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Langar in Lynden 
    All are welcome at a Langar event from 11am-2pm in Lynden at Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara, 176 E. Pole Rd. Langar is the sacred community free kitchen of the Sikh people and every temple serves delicious vegetarian food-which they invite the general public to come eat. The largest free kitchen in the world is Langar at Darbar Sahib, Amritsar India, where they serve 100,000 people a day every weekend, and 50,000 a day on weekdays.
    Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara :: (360) 398-1184
  • 11:00am - 4:00pm Bellingham Handmade Market 
    Attend a Bellingham Handmade Market from 11am-4pm at Goods Nursery and Produce, 2620 Northwest Ave. Through October, the weekly event will offer a selection of rotating artisans that make high-quality functional products locally—just like the venue's brews and produce.
    Goods Nursery and Produce :: http://www.facebook.com/goodsproduce
  • 1:00pm - 3:30pm Skagit History Cruise 
    The Skagit County History Museum teams up with San Juan Cruises for a Skagit History Cruise starting at 1pm from the dock at the La Conner Channel Lodge, 205 N. First St. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy as you cruise along the Swinomish Channel and beyond with history hosts Carl Molesworth and Jesse Kennedy. Entry is $19.50-$39; additional cruises happen Sundays through Aug. 25.
    La Conner Channel Lodge :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm La Conner Live! 
    Baby Cakes will perform as part of a "La Conner Live!" concert series from 1pm-4pm at the town's Gilkey Square. The free concerts continue Sundays through Labor Day weekend.
    Gilkey Square :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm International Concerts on the Border 
    The annual International Concerts on the Border Series continues today with a 2pm performance featuring Tejano music by Juan Manuel Barco Conjunto at 2pm at Blaine's Peace Arch Historical State Park, 1900 A St. The one-hour concerts continue Sundays through August. Entry is free; a Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the park.
    Peace Arch Historical State Park :: http://www.parks.state.was.us
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Strait Plays 
    Western Washington University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts and Department of Theatre and Dance will host a free public reading of plays workshopped at Strait Plays, a new playwright retreat, at 3:30pm on Lummi Island at Sculpture Woods, 3851 Legoe Bay Rd. The event brings alumni playwrights to the island to write, collaborate and perform new works inspired by the island and the breathtaking backdrop of the 14.5-acre wooded property and sculpture garden. The reading will take place in the open, and attendees are encouraged to bring something to sit on. On-site parking is limited; additional parking will be available across from the fire station.
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TODAY 12 events
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • 5:30pm Camp Cooking Classes 
    A "Dutch Oven Cooking" workshop takes place from 5:30pm-7:30pm Monday at REI, 400 36th St. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to prepare food for your next adventure, how to put together the perfect meal from beginning to end, and tips and tricks on cleaning and caring for cast iron. From 5:30pm-7:30pm Tuesday, attend a "Backpacking Cooking" workshop. Fees for each class are $30 for members, $55 general. Please register in advance.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 10:53pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm Rock Painting Workshop 
    Adults and kids in grades 6 and up can attend a "Rock Painting" workshop from 12pm-2pm at the Sumas Library, 461 2nd St. Learn tips and techniques for rock painting, then let your imagination flow as you paint rocks for yourself or to leave in creative places around town. All materials will be included, but feel free to bring your own oddly-shaped rocks or interesting-colored paints.
    Sumas Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Hamster Church with Christen Mattix 
    Artist, writer and community builder Christen Mattix will be the featured guest when Echoes Bellingham hosts "Hamster Church" at 6:30pm at the Old Parish Hall, 2117 Walnut St. The monthly event explore the connection between spirituality and the arts, and offers an opportunity to engage our own creativity. Entry is free.
    Old Parish Hall :: http://www.echoesbellingham.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of the weekly Poetrynight can sign up starting at 6:30pm at the Alternative Library, 519 E. Maple St. Readings begin at 7pm. Entry to the all-ages event is by donation.
    Alternative Library :: http://www.blog.poetrynight.org
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Guffawingham 
    A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9pm every Monday at the Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. The event features approximately 20 standup comedians who each do a four-minute set.
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Tuesday, August 20 13 events
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:53pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • 5:30pm Camp Cooking Classes 
    A "Dutch Oven Cooking" workshop takes place from 5:30pm-7:30pm Monday at REI, 400 36th St. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to prepare food for your next adventure, how to put together the perfect meal from beginning to end, and tips and tricks on cleaning and caring for cast iron. From 5:30pm-7:30pm Tuesday, attend a "Backpacking Cooking" workshop. Fees for each class are $30 for members, $55 general. Please register in advance.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Cook It and Book It 
    Students in grades 4-7 can meet up for cooking and book-related fun at a monthly "Cook It and Book It" gathering from 3:30pm-5pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. If whipping up something tasty to eat and talking about books interests your kids, have them check it out.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Artist Workshop 
    Watch artist Neal Cronic paint with acrylics and oil at a low-key Artist Workshop from 6pm-7:30pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. If you're interested in following along with Cronic, bring water-based painting materials of your own and join in. Entry is free. The event repeats on Tues., Aug. 27.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm History Sunset Cruises 
    Board Whatcom Museum History Sunset Cruises at 6:30pm Tuesdays through Sept. 3 leaving from San Juan Cruises' slip at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Historians Brian Griffin and Doug Starcher will take turns leading the popular Bellingham Bay excursions aboard the Victoria Star. In addition to offering stunning scenery, the events includes stories about the region's fascinating history and how they relate to contemporary issues. Tickets are $30-$35.
    Bellingham Bay :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 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 afterward.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: safdancers@hotmail.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm A Poetic Family 
    It'll be a family affair at a group poetry reading with brothers John Morgan (The Moving Out) and Jeffrey Morgan (The Last Note Becomes Its Listener), and Jeffrey's wife Carla Conforto (Popular Piety) at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Books on Tap 
    Deming Library staff will lead a "Books on Tap" gathering focusing on Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates from 7pm-8:30pm at the Josh Vanderyacht Memorial Park, 4106 Valley Hwy.
    Josh Vanderyacht Memorial Park :: (360) 592-2422
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Punch Up Comedy Showcase and Open Mic 
    The Punch Up Comedy Showcase and Open Mic begins at 7:30pm at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. The bimonthly event features five to seven open mic comedians, followed by a feature and a headliner doing longer sets. Entry is free.
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Wednesday, August 21 13 events
  • 7:30pm The Spitfire Grill 
    As part of Western Summer Theatre, attend showings of The Spitfire Grill at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. The musical adaptation of the film by Lee David Zlotoff follows a feisty parolee as she chases her dreams to a small town in Wisconsin. Tickets are $10-$18.
    Performing Arts Center Mainstage :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • 10:53pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • 10:00am Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Lynden Front Streeters 
    Village Books staffers Gaye and Kristen will lead a "Lynden Front Streeters" discussion at 2pm in the Waples Room at the Inn at Lynden, 100 5th St. Today's discussion will focus on Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The group meets monthly and explores a variety of reads from different genres. All are welcome.
    Inn at Lynden :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 2:00pm - 6:00pm Wednesday Farmers Market 
    Attend the Bellingham Farmers Market's Wednesday Market from 2pm-6pm at the Barkley Village Green, 2215 Rimland Dr. The midweek market continues through September.
    Barkley Village Green :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm Ferndale Book Group 
    Join a discussion about Kate Quinn's enthralling new historical novel, The Alice Network, at a Ferndale Book Group meeting taking place from 2:30pm-4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St.
    Ferndale Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market 
    The Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market takes place from 3pm-7pm at Hammer Heritage Square, 200 Metcalf St. Vendors will offer a selection of produce, crafts and more through September.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: http://www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Group Run 
    All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Seafarers' Summer 
    The Port of Anacortes continues its seasonal Summer Concert Series with a performance by Polecat from 6pm-8pm at Seafarers' Memorial Park, 601 Seafarers' Way. The free, family-friendly events conclude Fri., Aug. 30 with a gig by Joe Blue and the Roofshakers.
    Seafarers' Memorial Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Creekside Open Mic 
    Sign up to read your poetry and prose or play music—or simply listen in—at a Creekside Open Mic starting at 6:30pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court, Gate 2. Entry to the monthly event is free.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Brewers Cruise 
    "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" features liquid fare from Boundary Bay Brewery and two other local or regional breweries at 6:30pm at San Juan Cruises' dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $39 and includes snacks; additional cruises happen Wednesdays through Sept. 18.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whales.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Ana Popovic 
    The Chris Eger Band will open the show at a concert featuring lauded blues guitarist Ana Popovic at 7:30pm at the Performing Arts Center at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Popovic is touring her latest album, Like it on Top, celebrating different aspects of female empowerment. Tickets are $30.
    Bellingham High School :: http://www.brownpapertickets.com
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Thursday, August 22 16 events
  • 10:00am Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:53pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • 12:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • 12:00pm Skagit Guided Adventures 
    This summer, join Skagit Guided Adventures for "Explore n' Cruise" outings to Vendovi Island Thursdays through Mondays. Outings leave from Skyline Marina in Anacortes. Reservations are required.
    Skyline Marina :: (360) 474-7479
  • All Day The Spitfire Grill 
    As part of Western Summer Theatre, attend showings of The Spitfire Grill at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. The musical adaptation of the film by Lee David Zlotoff follows a feisty parolee as she chases her dreams to a small town in Wisconsin. Tickets are $10-$18.
    Performing Arts Center Mainstage :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:30pm An Iliad 
    iDiOM Theater's Summer Rep season comes to an end with showings of An Iliad at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Set in an empty theater in the present, Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare's beautiful adaptation of the ancient Greek Poet Homer's epic story of Achilles and Hector turns an epic celebration of war into a haunting reminder of war's human cost. Entry is free, and no reservations are required. Additional performances happen Aug. 29-31.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 12:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm Fiber Arts Day 
    As part of today's Bow Farmers Market, attend the ninth annual Fiber Arts Day from 1pm-6pm at Samish Bay Cheese, 15115 Bow Hill Rd. Fiber folk can demo and vend for free--including spinners, knitters, weavers, felt artists, sewers and more.
    Samish Bay Cheese :: http://www.bowlittlemarket.com
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm Bow Farmers Market 
    The Bow Farmers Market is open from 1pm-6pm at Samish Bay Cheese, 15115 Bow Hill Rd. The market will be in operation Thursdays through Sept. 13.
    Samish Bay Cheese :: http://www.bowlittlemarket.com
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Blues and Brews 
    A seasonal "Blues, Brews & BBQ" series continues with music by Midlife Crisis from 5pm-9pm on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. The open-air concerts continue Thursdays through Sept. 12. Admission is $7-$10.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.hotelbellwether.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Riverwalk Concert Series 
    The Miller Campbell Band will bring western music to the stage as part of the Riverwalk Concert Series from 6pm-8pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Riverwalk Plaza. Entry is free and all ages are welcome. The events conclude Thurs., Aug. 29 with a concert by the Chris Eger Band.
    Skagit Riverwalk Plaza :: http://www.mountvernonchamber.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series Finale 
    The youth rock band Heroes concludes an annual Summer Concert Series from 6pm-8pm at Elizabeth Park, 1000 Walnut St. Entry to the family-friendly concert is free.
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Life Between the Pages Dinner Book Club 
    The monthly "Life Between the Pages" event begins at 6pm at Evolve Chocolate + Cafe, 1200 11th St. (above Village Books). The dinner book club includes food and cocktail pairings related to a book—this month's choice is Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything Is Illuminated. Tickets are $60; copies of the book can be purchased at the bookstore for a 15 percent discount. Seating is limited, and reservations are required.
    Evolve Chocolate + Cafe :: (360) 220-1898 or http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Fiction Writing Group 
    Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback and assist you with your writing goals at a Fiction Writing Group meeting from 6pm-8pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. This group is open to newcomers and drop-ins and meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
    Village Books :: (360) 671-2626
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. There is teaching early in the evening, and no experience or partner is necessary as most dances are line or circle dances. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors can attend for free.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Choice Workshop with Experience NW 
    Dawn Harju leads an Experience NW workshop focusing on "Choice" at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Harju volunteers with Excellence Northwest, a nonprofit organization, and is dedicated to the success of Excellence Seminars International. Entry is free.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
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Friday, August 23 21 events
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:53pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Skagit Guided Adventures 
    This summer, join Skagit Guided Adventures for "Explore n' Cruise" outings to Vendovi Island Thursdays through Mondays. Outings leave from Skyline Marina in Anacortes. Reservations are required.
    Skyline Marina :: (360) 474-7479
  • All Day The Spitfire Grill 
    As part of Western Summer Theatre, attend showings of The Spitfire Grill at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. The musical adaptation of the film by Lee David Zlotoff follows a feisty parolee as she chases her dreams to a small town in Wisconsin. Tickets are $10-$18.
    Performing Arts Center Mainstage :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:00pm The Phantom Tollbooth 
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth performers ages 9-14 will bring The Phantom Tollbooth to life at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at BAAY Theater, 1059 N. State St. Adapted from Norton Juster's well-known children's book, this memorable musical is riddled with riddles. Tickets are $10.
    BAAY Theater :: http://www.baay.org
  • 6:00pm Ferndale Street Festival 
    Attend the 17th annual Ferndale Street Festival from 6pm-11pm Friday, and 10am-11pm Saturday in downtown Ferndale. Live music, dancing, food trucks, activities for kids, a car show, a beer garden, a bike rodeo, a pie-eating contest, vendors and much more will be part of the free fun.
  • 9:00pm Dynamic Duos 
    Watch two-person teams push the boundaries of improv and comedy at showings of "Dynamic Duos" at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $12. The format will continue Aug. 30-31.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day An Iliad 
    iDiOM Theater's Summer Rep season comes to an end with showings of An Iliad at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Set in an empty theater in the present, Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare's beautiful adaptation of the ancient Greek Poet Homer's epic story of Achilles and Hector turns an epic celebration of war into a haunting reminder of war's human cost. Entry is free, and no reservations are required. Additional performances happen Aug. 29-31.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 5:30pm Seaside BBQ 
    Enjoy the ultimate beach barbecue experience at a "Seaside BBQ" event from 5:30-8:30pm Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 31 at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. The "party on the lawn" will feature delicious food options, live music, games and more. Reservations are recommended.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September 21, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays at Saturdays in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $17-$22.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 7:30am - 4:00pm Cowap Peaks Field Trip 
    Join the local chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society for a "Plant ID and Ethnobotany" field trip today at Cowap Peaks. Meet at 7:30am to carpool from the southeast corner of the Sunset Square parking lot. Your leader will share his knowledge of the 1857-62 Boundary Survey and Nooksack place names from the viewpoint, and ethnobotany along the trail. Entry is free.
    Cowap Peaks :: http://www.wnpskoma.org
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30am-11am every Friday in August at Lake Padden Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Lake Padden Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 2:00pm - 6:00pm Ferndale Farmers Market 
    Find fare from local farmers and artisans at the Ferndale Farmers Market from 2pm-6pm Fridays through Oct. 11 at a new locale next to the Grocery Outlet, 1750 LaBounty Dr.
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Fourth Friday Art Walk 
    Whatcom Art Market, Peter James Photography, Current & Furbish, Evolve Chocolates, Tony's Coffee & Tea/Harris Ave Cafe, Village Books, Paper Dreams, Colophon Cafe, Chuckanut Center, Artwood Gallery, Morgan Block, Good Earth Pottery, Stones Throw Brewery, and Blessings Spa will be among those opening their doors for the Fourth Friday Art Walk taking place from 5pm-8pm in historic Fairhaven. Entry is free.
    Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.fairhavenartwalk.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Farmtunes 
    The Weatherside Whiskey Band perform as part of the annual Farmtunes Concert Series from 6pm-9pm at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Entry is free; food and beverages are available for purchase. The concerts continue weekly through Sept. 13.
    Bellewood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Raku Experience 
    Sign up for a "Raku Experience" workshop from 6pm-8:30pm at Burnish Clay Studio, 2006 N. State St. Participants will apply glaze material to their selected form and participate in the firing of those pieces. A small bottle made by Jesse Rasmussen will be provided, or if you are an active potter you can bring your own small bisqued piece. Fees are $48.
    Burnish Clay Studio :: http://www.burnishclaystudio.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm The BSO Plays Bach 
    Bellingham Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2019/2020 season with "The BSO Plays Bach" at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The special summer baroque offering will feature BSO musicians as soloists, including flutist Deborah Arthur, oboist Gail Ridenour, and violinist Shu-Hsin Ko. At this season preview, the Symphony will explore musical mirrors between Johann Sebastian Bach and contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Tickets are $10-$33.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: (360) 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Sonny Landreth Trio 
    Virtuoso slide guitarist and bandleader Sonny Landreth brings his trio to Mount Vernon for an 8pm concert at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. After a dozen acclaimed albums, Landreth has created an elastic, career-spanning double-live album that will be highlighted during the show. Tickets are $24-$39.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
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  • 10:53pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September 21, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays at Saturdays in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $17-$22.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 5:30pm Seaside BBQ 
    Enjoy the ultimate beach barbecue experience at a "Seaside BBQ" event from 5:30-8:30pm Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 31 at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. The "party on the lawn" will feature delicious food options, live music, games and more. Reservations are recommended.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Skagit Guided Adventures 
    This summer, join Skagit Guided Adventures for "Explore n' Cruise" outings to Vendovi Island Thursdays through Mondays. Outings leave from Skyline Marina in Anacortes. Reservations are required.
    Skyline Marina :: (360) 474-7479
  • 12:00pm Modern Quilts Final Weekend 
    As part of the "Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century" exhibit, attend the final "Ask a Quilter" event from 2:30pm-4:30pm Saturday at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Members of the Bellingham Modern Quilt Guild will make themselves available to share information about modern quilt design and methods, answer questions and demonstrate techniques. The exhibit closes Sunday, so stitch some time into your weekend to see it. Entry is $5-$10.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 11:00am Weavings Pop-Up Sale 
    Peruse handwoven pieces by women's cooperatives in Oaxaca and Guatemala at a Weavings! Pop-Up Sale from 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday in La Conner at Vida Nueva Rugs (606 Morris St.) and Crescent Moon Yoga (602 Morris St.).
    Vida Nueva Rugs :: ginnydarvill@gmail.com
  • All Day The Phantom Tollbooth 
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth performers ages 9-14 will bring The Phantom Tollbooth to life at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at BAAY Theater, 1059 N. State St. Adapted from Norton Juster's well-known children's book, this memorable musical is riddled with riddles. Tickets are $10.
    BAAY Theater :: http://www.baay.org
  • All Day The Spitfire Grill 
    As part of Western Summer Theatre, attend showings of The Spitfire Grill at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. The musical adaptation of the film by Lee David Zlotoff follows a feisty parolee as she chases her dreams to a small town in Wisconsin. Tickets are $10-$18.
    Performing Arts Center Mainstage :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 6:00pm Ferndale Street Festival 
    Attend the 17th annual Ferndale Street Festival from 6pm-11pm Friday, and 10am-11pm Saturday in downtown Ferndale. Live music, dancing, food trucks, activities for kids, a car show, a beer garden, a bike rodeo, a pie-eating contest, vendors and much more will be part of the free fun.
  • 9:00pm Dynamic Duos 
    Watch two-person teams push the boundaries of improv and comedy at showings of "Dynamic Duos" at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $12. The format will continue Aug. 30-31.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm An Iliad 
    iDiOM Theater's Summer Rep season comes to an end with showings of An Iliad at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Set in an empty theater in the present, Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare's beautiful adaptation of the ancient Greek Poet Homer's epic story of Achilles and Hector turns an epic celebration of war into a haunting reminder of war's human cost. Entry is free, and no reservations are required. Additional performances happen Aug. 29-31.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 5:30pm Seaside BBQ 
    Enjoy the ultimate beach barbecue experience at a "Seaside BBQ" event from 5:30-8:30pm Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 31 at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. The "party on the lawn" will feature delicious food options, live music, games and more. Reservations are recommended.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September 21, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays at Saturdays in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $17-$22.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 8:00am - 10:00am Pancake Breakfast 
    All are welcome at a monthly Pancake Breakfast happening from 8am-10am in Ferndale at American Legion Post #154, 5537 2nd Ave. Entry is $3 for kids 12 and under, and $6 for adults.
    American Legion Post #154 :: (360) 201-1109
  • 9:00am - 3:30pm Fidalgo Bay Day 
    Attend the 20th annual "Fidalgo Bay Day" from 11am-3pm in Anacortes at the Samish Indian Nation’s Fidalgo Bay Resort, 4701 Fidalgo Bay Rd. Take part in beach seining demos and touch live marine critters, get creative at the kid-friendly craft tables, play fun games and learn about local projects and volunteer opportunities at the many educational exhibits staffed by local agencies and organizations. A no-host traditional salmon barbecue lunch will be offered, and there will be complimentary samples of seafood chowder. Entry is free.
    Fidalgo Bay Resort :: http://www.skagitmrc.org
  • 9:00am - 3:30pm Lake Whatcom Park Trail Build 
    Join Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition, Whatcom County Parks, and REI for a Trail Build event taking place from 9am-3:30pm at Lake Whatcom Park, 3220 N. Shore Rd. Activities will include clearing brush, debris and logs, and digging new trail tread. Please register in advance.
    Lake Whatcom Park :: http://www.rei.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market 
    Find fresh produce and much more at the 30th season of the Anacortes Farmers Market happening from 9am-2pm Saturdays through Oct. 26 at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave.
    Depot Arts Center :: ww.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Mount Vernon Farmers Market2333 
    Attend the Mount Vernon Farmers Market from 9am-2pm Saturdays through Oct. 12 at the city's Riverwalk Park, 509 S. Main St. The market supports local farmers and growers in a family-friendly environment that offers fresh, healthy food including locally grown produce and baked goods.
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Concrete Saturday Market 
    Fresh food, arts and crafts, and live music are part of the Concrete Saturday Market happening from 9am-3pm weekly through Labor Day weekend at the Concrete Community Center, 45821 Railroad St.
    Concrete Community Center :: http://www.concretesaturdaymarket.weebly.com
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Twin Sisters Farmers Markets 
    Affordable, Whatcom County-grown produce can be procured at the Twin Sisters Farmers Market from 9am-3pm at the IGA parking lot on Nugent's Corner, and 10am-2pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. The markets continue Saturdays through October.
    North Fork Library :: 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 - 11:00am Sumas Writers Group 
    Aspiring writers can join the Sumas Writers Group to improve writing techniques, get feedback and gain information on how to get work published from 10am-11am at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. All writing styles are welcome. Can't make it every month? No problem—come when you are able.
    Sumas Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Lynden Farmers Market 
    Local farmers and artisans will sell their edible and creative wares at the Lynden Farmers Market from 10am-2pm every Saturday through Sept. 28 at Centennial Park, 319 Grover St.
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Lummi Island Saturday Market 
    Vendors will offer fresh produce, local honey, gorgeous flowers, arts and crafts and more at the Lummi Island Saturday Market happening from 10am-1pm Saturdays through the summer in the field next to the Islander Grocery, 2106 S. Nugent Rd.
    (360) 758-2815
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm The Flower Festival 
    Celebrate and showcase the region's floral abundance at an inaugural "Flower Festival" taking place from 10am-3pm during the Bellingham Farmers Market at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Look for these flowers in bouquets at booths displaying the "In Bloom Featured Vendor" card. In addition, vendors will be using edible flowers in items such as baked goods, teas, and drinks. One of the Festival's highlights will be a flower bouquet contest, with entries submitted by farmers market customers. Bouquets must only use Whatcom or Skagit-grown flowers and plants and come in sturdy vases.
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The 27th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm Saturdays through Dec. 21 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. In addition to perusing and purchasing locally grown produce, regular events for the market include Demo Days and a Wednesday Market starting in June.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:30am - 3:00pm Airfest 
    Activities for kids, a static display of aircraft and helicopters, informational booths, aviation career opportunities, speakers, food trucks, airport rescue firefighter demos and more will be part of "Airfest" from 10:30am-3pm at Bellingham International Airport, 4255 Mitchell Way. Entry is free. Airplane flight tours of the area with Bellingham Aviation Services will be available for a fee.
    Bellingham International Airport :: http://www.portofbellingham.com
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Cemetery Tours 
    The Lynden Pioneer Museum presents "A Walk Back in Time" tour from 11am-12pm at the Lynden Cemetery, 1975 Front St. Tour guides will explore the history of the city, burial practices and symbology used on many headstones. Entry is free; additional tours happen Saturdays through Sept. 28.
    Lynden Cemetery :: (360) 354-3675
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Sumi Fun for All Ages 
    Learn basic Sumi skills and experiment with Sumi materials when Janet Laurel helms "Sumi Fun for All Ages" from 1pm-4pm at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. In this class, participants will start with simple calligraphy of Japanese numbers and then move onto painting simple flowers and rocks inspired by our local art and environment. Entry is $45.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Summer Jazz Combo 
    Players from the Jansen Jazz Band will perform both jazz and pop selections at a lighthearted Summer Jazz Combo concert taking place from 2pm-3:30pm at the Piano Lounge at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is free.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm The Poetic Apothecary with Judith Adams 
    As part of a Humanities Washington Speaker Series, England-born poet and performer Judith Adams will present "The Poetic Apothecary: Poems for Healing & Comfort" at 3pm in Concrete at the Upper Skagit Library, 45952 Main St. Entry is free and open to all.
    Upper Skagit Library :: http://www.upperskagitlibrary.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Nooksack River Walk 
    Learn about local salmon species, discover native plants and find aquatic insects at the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association's Nooksack River Walk starting at 3pm in Glacier at the Horseshoe Bend Trailhead. The free, all-ages educational excursions will be led by Nooksack River Steward naturalists Saturdays through Sept. 21.
    Horseshoe Bend Trailhead :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 4:00pm - 9:00pm Summer Fun in the Park 
    Attend "Summer Fun in the Park" from 4pm-9pm at Blaine's Marine Park, 272 Marine Dr. Activities for kids, delicious food, music, a beer garden and a family-friendly outdoor movie will be part of the free fun.
    Blaine's Marine Park :: http://www.blainechamber.com
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Janie Cribbs and the T.Rust Band 
    Celebrate Woodstock and 50 years of peace, love and music when Janie Cribbs and the T.Rust Band perform at a fundraiser for the Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts at 5:30pm at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 4th St. A silent auction, 1960s costume contest and a raffle will be part of the festivities. Entry is free; donations will be accepted.
    Heart of Anacortes :: http://www.theheartofanacortes.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Lummi Island Crabfest Dinner 
    Enjoy local crab, organic corn on the cob and more at a Crabfest Dinner starting at 6pm at the Lummi Island Grange Hall, 2214 N. Nugent Rd. Suggested donation is $15 to attend the fun-filled dinner celebrating the season. Live music will be part of the festivities, and wine and beer will be available.
    Lummi Island Grange Hall :: http://www.lummichurch.or
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