Week of April 9, 2017

Sunday, April 9 17 events
  • 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 County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of 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 County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • 11:00am Bayou on Bay 10th Anniversary Celebration 
    Enjoy birthday cake, a $10 Throwback Menu featuring old favorites, $6 cocktails, live music and more from Friday through Sunday at a 10th anniversary celebration at Bayou on Bay, 1300 Bay St. Ten percent of all sales on Sunday will be donated to the Bellingham Opportunity Council, a nonprofit that works to end homelessness.
  • 7:00pm Don't Drink the Water 
    The Northwest Washington Theatre Group will present Woody Allen's comedic Don't Drink the Water at 7pm shows Thursday through Saturday at Ferndale High School, 5380 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets to see the Broadway hit—which takes place inside an American embassy behind the Iron Curtain—are $10-$12. Additional showings happen April 13-15.
    Ferndale High School Auditorium :: http://www.nwtg.org
  • 10:00am Rexville Grange Art Show 
    Stop by the annual Rexville Grange Art Show from 10am-6pm daily through April 9 in Mount Vernon at the Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. As part of the Tulip Festival, the works by more than 20 local artists and craftspeople will be on display and for sale.
  • 7:30pm Don Giovanni 
    Pacific Northwest Opera will feature a cast of brilliant young professional singers in a fully-staged production of Don Giovanni at 7:30pm Friday and 3pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets to see Mozart’s setting of the Don Juan legend—which is regarded as one of the most sublime works of Western art—are $25-$59.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 10:00am Anacortes Boat Show 
    Attend the 20th anniversary of the Anacortes Boat Show from 10am-5pm Thursday through Sunday at Cap Sante Marina, 1019 Q Ave. More than 100 sail and power boats will be for sale, and there will also be marine education seminars, more than 20 local marine trades vendors, food options and more. Admission is free. For more
    Cap Sante Marina :: http://www.anacortesboatshow.com
  • 7:30pm The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 
    "Tweenagers" played by adults will disclose hilarious and touching stories from their home lives as they spell their way through a series of words hoping never to hear the "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake when The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee continues this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 and additional showings take place through April 22.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:30pm I Hate Hamlet 
    Paul Rudnick's comedic I Hate Hamlet continues this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Set in John Barrymore's old apartment in New York City, the play follows successful television actor Andrew Rally as he struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, dealing with girlfriend issues and playing host to Barrymore's ghost. Tickets are $12-$14; additional performances happen through April 16.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 11:00am Tulip Time 
    Trish Harding, the featured poster artist for this year's Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, will sign posters and talk with visitors from 11am-3pm Saturday at Tulip Town (15002 Bradshaw Rd.) and 11am-3pm Sunday at RoozenGarde (15867 Beaver Marsh Rd.). Harding's original paintings will also be available for purchase.
  • 8:00am - 11:30am Rabbit Ride 
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bicycle, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
    Fairhaven Bicycle :: http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
  • 11:00am - 5:00pm Exercise your civic muscles 
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Thompsonia 
    Southern roots music can be heard when Thompsonia—Eric and Suzy Thompson, and their daughter Allegra—performs at 2pm at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. The trio also performs witty originals alongside obscurities in styles ranging from rockabilly to hokum to Americana. Suggested donation is $15.
    Nancy's Farm :: http://www.nancysfarm.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Garrison Keillor 
    Hear one of America's greatest storytellers when Prairie Home Companion alum Garrison Keillor makes his way back way to Bellingham for a 3pm performance at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the beloved writer and humorist are sold out―they were going for $20-$69―but you can call the theater and get your name put on a waiting list.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Nookchat 
    Organic berry farmer Ben Craft will share childhood memories of growing up on his parents’ 18-cow dairy farm located north of the Everson Presbyterian Church, his adventures as an Everson paperboy, and more at a "NookChat: Community Storytelling" event from 3-4:30pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Entry is free.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Poetry Trio 
    Northwest poets Georgia Johnson, Paul Hunter, and Jessica Gigot will share their words and works at a National Poetry Month celebration starting at 5pm at Edison's i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. New collections by Johnson and Hunter will also be available for purchase.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm A love story for the ages 
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Monday, April 10 10 events
  • 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 County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of 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 County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Genealogical Society Meeting 
    Visitors are welcome to attend today's Whatcom Genealogical Society meeting from 2-4pm at Bellingham Elks Lodge, 710 Samish Way. At the free event, Diana Rogers will speak on Canadian Research.
    Bellingham Elks Lodge :: (360) 733-8300
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Garden Work Party 
    Bring your gardening gloves and the desire to dig in the dirt, learn and have fun at a monthly Garden Work Party happening from 6-7pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. All levels of gardening expertise are welcome.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 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 - 8:00pm Communications in Times of Disaster 
    "Communications in Times of Disaster" will be the topic of a free community presentation with the Volunteer Mobilization Center from 6-8pm at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew Street Rd. Matt Frase will be the keynote speaker, and will focus on "ham" radios and how they can help you communicate if cell phones and land lines are compromised.
    Center for Spiritual Living :: (360) 325-1216
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Books on Tap 
    South Whatcom Library manager Brian Hulsey will lead a "Books on Tap" gathering from 6:30-8pm at Tino's Pizza & Pasta Co., 2275 Lake Whatcom Blvd. Tonight's book to discuss is Steven Berlin Johnson's The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic―and How it Changed Science, Cities and the Modern World.
    Tino's Pizza & Pasta Co. :: (360) 305-3632
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:45pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.poetrynight.org
  • 8:00pm - 10:30pm Swing Dance 
    All ages and experience levels are invited to a weekly Swing Dance starting with a beginner drop-in class from 8-8:30pm at Eagles Hall, 1125 N. Forest St. From 8:30-10:30pm, all levels are invited to dance the night away. No partner is needed due to the friendly, community atmosphere swing dancing is known for. Entry is $3-$5.
  • 9:30pm - 11:00pm Guffawingham 
    A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9:30pm every Monday at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. Each week, the event features approximately 20 standup comedians who each do a four-minute set.
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Tuesday, April 11 12 events
  • 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 County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of 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 County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • 2:00pm Poetry Month Poets 
    As part of National Poetry Month, area scribe Carla Shafer will share her poetry at 2pm Tuesday at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. At 12pm Wednesday, Dobbie Reese Norris will give a reading. Both events are free.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 2:30pm - 4:30pm Ferndale Book Group 
    Meet to discuss Marisa de los Santos' Belong to Me from 2:30-4:30pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. The story centers around three very different suburban neighbors and what it truly means to “belong” to someone.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Hippity Hop All-Paces Trot 
    Staff and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes—by the water or through the woods. Entry is free. Tonight's "Hippity-Hop All-Paces Trot" will include mystery eggs for participants, On Running shoe demos, a "Bunny Challenge," and post-run food and drinks.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Bike Maintenance Basics 
    Learn how to lube a chain, fix a flat tire in record time and make other minor adjustments to your ride at a "Bike Maintenance Basics" workshop at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Entry is free; register in advance.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Crepes Class 
    Cindy McKinney helms a "Crepes Savory and Sweet" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Savory offerings include Asian BBQ pork-filled crepes with an array of toppings, and on the sweet side, crepes Chantilly and blintzes. Entry is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Irish Singing 
    Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde, a well-known sean-nós singer, will share the traditional Irish singing art form alongside guitarist Declan McClafferty at a 7pm concert at the Bellingham Folk School, 1208 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
    Bellingham Folk School :: http://www.bellinghamfolkschool.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Short Fiction Double-Header 
    Short fiction will be the name of the game when Kelly Magee reads from The Neighborhood and Siel Ju reads from Cake Time at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 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 Sacred Drumming Workshop 
    David Campbell leads a "Sacred Drumming to Awaken the Divine Within" workshop from 7-9pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 2750 McLeod Rd. The event will explore frame drumming as a tool for meditational and spiritual discipline. No previous music or meditation experience is required to attend. Entry is by donation.
    Faith Lutheran Church :: (360) 223-3195
  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm Winter Speaker Series 
    Bellingham Mountaineers' Winter Speaker Series will conclude with a presentation by Bob Kandiko at 7:30pm at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St. Entry to "Classic Climbs in the High Sierra and the John Muir Trail" is free.
    Backcountry Essentials :: http://www.bellinghammountaineers.com
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Wednesday, April 12 15 events
  • 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 County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of 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 County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • 3:00pm George Jartos Show & Auction 
    View and bid on seven paintings and two sculptures by the late George Jartos from 3-6pm Wednesday and Friday at the Cooper Lanza Gallery, 1415 13th St. At 6pm Saturday, show up for wine and cheese, and to put in additional bids. At 7pm that night, there will be a live auction of nine additional paintings. Silent bidding for the other artworks will conclude 10 minutes after the live auction ends. Funds raised will go Conservation Northwest to advance the conservation of wildlife and habitat in the Northwest—keeping with the intent of Jartos' will.
    Cooper Lanza Gallery :: http://www.conservationnw.org
  • 2:00pm Poetry Month Poets 
    As part of National Poetry Month, area scribe Carla Shafer will share her poetry at 2pm Tuesday at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. At 12pm Wednesday, Dobbie Reese Norris will give a reading. Both events are free.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 11:00am - 11:00pm Burritos for Science 
    Help support Bellingham's upcoming March for Science—which takes place Sat., April 22 (Earth Day)—at a fundraiser taking place from 11am-11pm at Casa Que Pasa, 1415 Railroad Ave. For every jumbo potato burrito sold in-house, to go or via Viking Delivery, Casa will donate $1 to the cause. Additionally, any donations made in-house (up to $200) will be matched by the popular downtown eatery in the name of the advancement and study of empirical science.
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Searching for Phoebe 
    Get the inside story of the research done by Mary Michaelson and the Lynden Pioneer Museum into the life of "Aunt Phoebe," the Mother of Lynden, at the final "My Search for the True Life of Phoebe Goodell Judson" gathering from 2-4pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Michaelson will also answer questions about Judson and her book, A Pioneer's Search for an Ideal Home.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 3:00pm - 7:30pm Reader's Theatre for Teens 
    Teens in grades 6-12 can read from scripts that have been adapted from popular Young Adult novels at a Reader's Theatre gathering from 3-4:30pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Get to know the characters and story better by playing out the scene; no acting experience required, just a desire to have fun and get creative. Entry is free.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 5:30pm - 10:30pm Where the Wild Things Are 
    Join Executive Chef Bruno Feldeisen for a "Where the Wild Things Are" class focusing on beef cheeks, duck tongues and sweetbreads from 5:30-7:30pm at Pierside Kitchen at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry is $79 and includes food, a glass of wine or tastings, an apron and keepsake recipe cards. Space is limited, so reserve in advance.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Transportation Information Session 
    Community members interested in training for a career in the automotive industry can learn more about Bellingham Technical College's automotive programs at the first of two Transportation Information Sessions happening from 5:30-7:30pm at the school's Settlemyer Hall, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. The free event will feature speakers, tours and an opportunity to talk with faculty. Please sign up in advance for tonight's event, or for the one happening Tues., May 2.
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Group Run 
    All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free and no registration is required.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Whatom Writers and Publishers Meeting 
    "Polish Your Prose Like a Pro" will be the focus of presentation by editors Karen Brown, Virginia Herrick, and Pamela Beason at tonight's Whatcom Writers and Publishers meeting from 6-8:30pm at Nicki's Bella Marina, 2615 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Those interested in attending must RSVP in order to guarantee a seat. Entry is free.
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm An Evening of Poets and Poetry 
    Celebrate National Poetry Month with local poetry lovers and poets including authors Carole MacRury and George McKinney at "An Evening of Poets and Poetry" from 6:30-8pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Steve Kaldestad Quartet 
    Vancouver-based tenor saxophonist Steve Kaldestad and Seattle trumpeter Jay Thomas will return to Bellingham for a 7pm Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center concert at Unity Spiritual Center, 1095 Telegraph Rd. Pianist Miles Black, bassist Michael Glynn, and drummer Julian MacDonough will play along. Entry is $5-$10.
    Unity Spiritual Center :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm White Tears 
    Bestselling author Hari Kunzru reads from his latest work of fiction, White Tears, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In the novel, two ambitious young musicians are drawn into the dark underworld of blues record collecting, haunted by the ghosts of a repressive past.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Panty Hoes 
    Aruba Sterling and Mahogony Night host a weekly drag queen production, "Panty Hoes," at 9pm at Rumors Cabaret, 1119 Railroad Ave. The duo—who are joined by other talented performers every Wednesday—have been performing for decades, and promise to deliver a great show. Suggested donation is $3; proceeds raised go to various LGBTQ-supported organizations.
    Rumors Cabaret :: http://www.rumorscabaret.com
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Thursday, April 13 22 events
  • 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 County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of 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 County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • 7:30pm I Hate Hamlet 
    Paul Rudnick's comedic I Hate Hamlet concludes this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Set in John Barrymore's old apartment in New York City, the play follows successful television actor Andrew Rally as he struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, dealing with girlfriend issues and playing host to Barrymore's ghost. Tickets are $12-$14.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 7:30pm The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 
    "Tweenagers" played by adults will disclose hilarious and touching stories from their home lives as they spell their way through a series of words hoping never to hear the "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake when The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee continues this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 and additional showings take place through April 22.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:00pm Don't Drink the Water 
    The Northwest Washington Theatre Group will present Woody Allen's comedic Don't Drink the Water at 7pm shows Thursday through Saturday at Ferndale High School, 5380 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets to see the Broadway hit—which takes place inside an American embassy behind the Iron Curtain—are $10-$12.
    Ferndale High School Auditorium :: http://www.nwtg.org
  • 7:30pm Mia Solo Festival 
    The Mia Solo Festival kicks off with "Coming Home," a local storytelling showcase hosted by Julia LaFortune, at 7:30pm Thursday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $10 and benefit Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth. At 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, the celebration of works written for the solo voice continues with monologues written and performed by some of iDiOM Theater's favorites. Tickets are $12. The festival continues April 20-22 and 27-29.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • All Day George Jartos Show & Auction 
    View and bid on seven paintings and two sculptures by the late George Jartos from 3-6pm Wednesday and Friday at the Cooper Lanza Gallery, 1415 13th St. At 6pm Saturday, show up for wine and cheese, and to put in additional bids. At 7pm that night, there will be a live auction of nine additional paintings. Silent bidding for the other artworks will conclude 10 minutes after the live auction ends. Funds raised will go Conservation Northwest to advance the conservation of wildlife and habitat in the Northwest—keeping with the intent of Jartos' will.
    Cooper Lanza Gallery :: http://www.conservationnw.org
  • 10:00am Antiques and Collectibles Sale 
    Attend an Antique & Collectibles (and much more) Sale from 10am-2pm Thursday through Saturday at the Lynden Pioneer Museum, 217 Front St. The fundraiser will also feature appraisals of your own object for $2 per appraisal.
    Lynden Pioneer Museum :: http://www.lyndenpioneermuseum.com
  • 7:30pm Hip Hop Theatre 
    New York City-based actor Brian Quijada will perform excerpts from his one-man show “Where Did We Sit on the Bus?” as part of a Hip Hop Theatre Weekend at 7:30pm Thursday at Western Washington University's Viking Union Multipurpose Room. At 7:30pm Friday, Denver-based actor, rapper and playwright Idris Goodwin will perform “Action Words: Hip Hop, Spoken Word, and Short Plays by Idris.” Goodwin will be joined on stage by Quijada and WWU students. Entry to both events is free.
    Viking Union Multipurpose Room :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Parkinson's Dance Class 
    Pam Kuntz leads a dance class for people with Parkinson's disease and other movement or neurological disorders at 10am at Ballet Bellingham, 1405 Fraser St., suite #103. Entry is free. No registration is necessary; just show up ready to dance. The class continues Thursdays through June 1.
    Ballet Bellingham :: (360) 510-4711
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Luthier's Lingo 
    Guitar makers George Thomas, Dake Traphagen, and Brian Griffin will give a "Luthier's Lingo" presentation at Museum Advocates meeting at 12pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The luthiers will each bring an example of their craft and discuss how they got into this fascinating and demanding art form. Entry is free.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Cook It and Book it 
    Kids in grades 4-7 are invited to "Cook It and Book It" from 3:30-5pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. The monthly event focuses on conversations about great books and the cooking of something yummy to eat. Entry is free.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 4:30pm - 6:30pm Washington Goes Solar 
    RE Sources, in partnership with Ecotech Solar and Itek Energy, will host a "Washington Goes Solar!" workshop from 4:30-6:30pm (find out where when you register). Attendees can find out how to take advantage of state and federal incentives to install solar arrays on their homes or businesses. An additional workshop happens April 26; please register in advance.
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Know Your Neighbor 
    Panelists from Future Farmers of America and the Mt. Baker Academy, and area artists and athletes will take part in a "Know Your Neighbor" series from 6:30-8pm at Deming's Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 Valley Hwy. The free events feature diverse groups from the South Fork Valle community conversing about the rewards and challenges of living and working in rural eastern Whatcom County. North Fork Brewery will cater the event.
    Van Zandt Community Hall :: southforkvalley@aol.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Bistronomy 101 
    Karina Davidson leads a "Bistronomy 101" course from 6:30-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. She'll demonstrate a humble Parmesan soup she ate leading a food tour of Paris recently, green lentil and beet salad, cod en cocotte, and more. Entry is $49.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Bayou Bingo Night 
    The monthly Bayou Bingo Night takes place from 7-9pm at the Bayou Annex Bar, 1300 Bay St. Entry is $2 per card with no limit per round. Play as generously as you like, because all proceeds from this month's benefit Bingo pot will be donated to DVSAS, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services.
    Bayou Annex Bar :: http://www.bayouonbay.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Astronomy Meeting 
    The Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers will meet from 7-9pm at Ferndale’s Whatcom Educational Credit Union, 5659 Barrett Rd. Use I-5 exit 262. The event will include a discussion of local astronomy events and outreach projects, and a presentation. Entry is free and open to the public.
    Whatcom Educational Credit Union :: http://www.whatcomastronomy.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dance 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm most Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Dances are taught, and mentoring is available. Suggested donation is $5.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nooksack Poems and prose 
    Bellingham-based author Rick Hermann reads from his latest collection, Nooksack: Poems & Prose, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Evoking unknowable mysteries as well as discovering the apparent solidity of the sensate world, these writings come from his own life experience, describing possible worlds accessible through these rabbit holes.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Pickett House History 
    Edradine Hovde will present a history of the Pickett House including recent updates and exhibit changes at tonight's Whatcom County Historical Society meeting from 7:30-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $5
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hal :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Night Beat 
    Violist Annti Niemistö, who performed in Germany, Italy and Finland as an exchange student, will lead the winners of the 2017 Virginia Glover Awards competition in a "Night Beat" concert at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets to the Bellingham Music Club concert are $15 online or at the door, and you can "take a teen for free."
    Performing Arts Center :: http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Fly Fishing Film Tour 
    Enjoy the latest in fly fishing adventure films when the Fly Fishing Film Tour makes a stop in Mount Vernon at 7:30pm at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. In addition to viewing short films about fly fishing from around the globe, there will be a raffle for a number of fishing products and logo gear. Tickets are $15; proceeds will go to the North Sound Chapter of Trout Unlimited for use in wild steelhead recovery efforts.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
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Friday, April 14 19 events
  • 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 County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of 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 County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • 11:00am Spring Fest Fine Art Show 
    As a precursor to the Anacortes Arts Festival's upcoming "Spring Fest" happening April 22-23, peruse the fourth annual Fine Art Exhibition from 11am-4pm daily (except Easter) at the city's Depot Art Center, 611 R Ave. From 6-9pm Fri., April 14, attend a free public opening of the non-themed show complete with visits with the painters, photographers, sculptors, glass and woodworkers, and mixed-media artists, wine and refreshments.
  • All Day The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 
    "Tweenagers" played by adults will disclose hilarious and touching stories from their home lives as they spell their way through a series of words hoping never to hear the "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake when The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee continues this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 and additional showings take place through April 22.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day I Hate Hamlet 
    Paul Rudnick's comedic I Hate Hamlet concludes this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Set in John Barrymore's old apartment in New York City, the play follows successful television actor Andrew Rally as he struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, dealing with girlfriend issues and playing host to Barrymore's ghost. Tickets are $12-$14.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 8:00pm Lifeguards and Pirates 
    Improvisers will jump into action as lifeguards to save the day from any beach catastrophe imaginable when "Improvised Baywatch" shows at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "Pirates," which promises epic tales of the open sea, mystical creatures, devious pirates and more. Tickets are $10-$12. Both formats show weekends through April.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm Kiss Me, Kate 
    The Opera Studio of Western Washington University's Music Department will present the Cole Porter Broadway hit Kiss Me, Kate at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Performing Arts Center Mainstage. The story involves the production of a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict between the show's director, producer and star—and his leading lady, who is also his ex-wife. A full live orchestra will play along. Tickets are $10-$16; additional performances happen April 21-23.
    Performing Arts Center :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • All Day Don't Drink the Water 
    The Northwest Washington Theatre Group will present Woody Allen's comedic Don't Drink the Water at 7pm shows Thursday through Saturday at Ferndale High School, 5380 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets to see the Broadway hit—which takes place inside an American embassy behind the Iron Curtain—are $10-$12.
    Ferndale High School Auditorium :: http://www.nwtg.org
  • All Day Mia Solo Festival 
    The Mia Solo Festival kicks off with "Coming Home," a local storytelling showcase hosted by Julia LaFortune, at 7:30pm Thursday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $10 and benefit Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth. At 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, the celebration of works written for the solo voice continues with monologues written and performed by some of iDiOM Theater's favorites. Tickets are $12. The festival continues April 20-22 and 27-29.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • All Day George Jartos Show & Auction 
    View and bid on seven paintings and two sculptures by the late George Jartos from 3-6pm Wednesday and Friday at the Cooper Lanza Gallery, 1415 13th St. At 6pm Saturday, show up for wine and cheese, and to put in additional bids. At 7pm that night, there will be a live auction of nine additional paintings. Silent bidding for the other artworks will conclude 10 minutes after the live auction ends. Funds raised will go Conservation Northwest to advance the conservation of wildlife and habitat in the Northwest—keeping with the intent of Jartos' will.
    Cooper Lanza Gallery :: http://www.conservationnw.org
  • 4:00pm Sin & Gin Tour 
    Join the Good Time Girls for their sixth "Sin & Gin" tour season every Friday and Saturday through August starting at 4pm at Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism's Downtown Info Center, 1306 Commercial St. From the rise and fall of downtown Bellingham’s former Red Light District to the subcultures of prohibition, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history. Tickets are $20 and include a spirits tasting at Chuckanut Bay Distillery.
    Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • All Day Antiques and Collectibles Sale 
    Attend an Antique & Collectibles (and much more) Sale from 10am-2pm Thursday through Saturday at the Lynden Pioneer Museum, 217 Front St. The fundraiser will also feature appraisals of your own object for $2 per appraisal.
    Lynden Pioneer Museum :: http://www.lyndenpioneermuseum.com
  • 7:30pm Hip Hop Theatre 
    New York City-based actor Brian Quijada will perform excerpts from his one-man show “Where Did We Sit on the Bus?” as part of a Hip Hop Theatre Weekend at 7:30pm Thursday at Western Washington University's Viking Union Multipurpose Room. At 7:30pm Friday, Denver-based actor, rapper and playwright Idris Goodwin will perform “Action Words: Hip Hop, Spoken Word, and Short Plays by Idris.” Goodwin will be joined on stage by Quijada and WWU students. Entry to both events is free.
    Viking Union Multipurpose Room :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
  • 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 every Friday through April at the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve. Suggested donation is $5.
    Stimpson Family Nature Reserve :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Spanish Storytime 
    Families interested in hearing stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish can attend "Spanish Storytime" for kids ages 3-5 at 10:30am most Fridays through May 19 at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Food Not Bombs 
    All are welcome to partake of nutritious and delicious vegan meals when Food Not Bombs offers a community meal from 4-6pm every Friday on the corner of Magnolia Street and Cornwall Avenue (alongside the peace vigil). The event—which is dedicated to spreading food, love and nonviolence as an action against war and poverty—is free. Volunteers are often needed to help cook, serve and transport donations.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.facebook.com/BellinghamFNB
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail 
    As part of the North Cascades Institute's "Nature of Writing" series, writer and photographer Tami Asars will share tales and images from Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Washington; Section Hiking from the Columbia River to Manning Park at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 11:30pm Poetry Circle 
    Celebrate National Poetry Month by bringing new poems or old favorites to read aloud at a Poetry Circle taking place from 7-8:30pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Both original and borrowed pieces are encouraged, and everyone will get a chance to read. Please keep selections under five minutes.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Donnellan & Feingold 
    Grant Donnellan and David Feingold will be joined by special guest Ben Musa for a concert featuring works by Bach, Debussy Piazzolla, Sarasate, de Falla, and Feingold at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
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Saturday, April 15 40 events
  • 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 County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of 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 County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Spring Fest Fine Art Show 
    As a precursor to the Anacortes Arts Festival's upcoming "Spring Fest" happening April 22-23, peruse the fourth annual Fine Art Exhibition from 11am-4pm daily (except Easter) at the city's Depot Art Center, 611 R Ave. From 6-9pm Fri., April 14, attend a free public opening of the non-themed show complete with visits with the painters, photographers, sculptors, glass and woodworkers, and mixed-media artists, wine and refreshments.
  • All Day The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 
    "Tweenagers" played by adults will disclose hilarious and touching stories from their home lives as they spell their way through a series of words hoping never to hear the "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake when The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee continues this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 and additional showings take place through April 22.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day I Hate Hamlet 
    Paul Rudnick's comedic I Hate Hamlet concludes this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Set in John Barrymore's old apartment in New York City, the play follows successful television actor Andrew Rally as he struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, dealing with girlfriend issues and playing host to Barrymore's ghost. Tickets are $12-$14.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 11:00am Tulip Time 
    Trish Harding, the featured poster artist for this year's Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, will sign posters and talk with visitors from 11am-3pm Saturday at RoozenGarde (15867 Beaver Marsh Rd.) and 11am-3pm Sunday at Tulip Town (15002 Bradshaw Rd.) Harding's original paintings will also be available for purchase.
    RoozenGarde and Tulip Town :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • 8:00pm Lifeguards and Pirates 
    Improvisers will jump into action as lifeguards to save the day from any beach catastrophe imaginable when "Improvised Baywatch" shows at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "Pirates," which promises epic tales of the open sea, mystical creatures, devious pirates and more. Tickets are $10-$12. Both formats show weekends through April.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm Kiss Me, Kate 
    The Opera Studio of Western Washington University's Music Department will present the Cole Porter Broadway hit Kiss Me, Kate at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Performing Arts Center Mainstage. The story involves the production of a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict between the show's director, producer and star—and his leading lady, who is also his ex-wife. A full live orchestra will play along. Tickets are $10-$16; additional performances happen April 21-23.
    Performing Arts Center :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:30pm Mia Solo Festival 
    The Mia Solo Festival kicks off with "Coming Home," a local storytelling showcase hosted by Julia LaFortune, at 7:30pm Thursday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $10 and benefit Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth. At 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, the celebration of works written for the solo voice continues with monologues written and performed by some of iDiOM Theater's favorites. Tickets are $12. The festival continues April 20-22 and 27-29.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:00pm Don't Drink the Water 
    The Northwest Washington Theatre Group will present Woody Allen's comedic Don't Drink the Water at 7pm shows Thursday through Saturday at Ferndale High School, 5380 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets to see the Broadway hit—which takes place inside an American embassy behind the Iron Curtain—are $10-$12.
    Ferndale High School Auditorium :: http://www.nwtg.org
  • 3:00pm George Jartos Show & Auction 
    View and bid on seven paintings and two sculptures by the late George Jartos from 3-6pm Wednesday and Friday at the Cooper Lanza Gallery, 1415 13th St. At 6pm Saturday, show up for wine and cheese, and to put in additional bids. At 7pm that night, there will be a live auction of nine additional paintings. Silent bidding for the other artworks will conclude 10 minutes after the live auction ends. Funds raised will go Conservation Northwest to advance the conservation of wildlife and habitat in the Northwest—keeping with the intent of Jartos' will.
    Cooper Lanza Gallery :: http://www.conservationnw.org
  • 4:00pm Sin & Gin Tour 
    Join the Good Time Girls for their sixth "Sin & Gin" tour season every Friday and Saturday through August starting at 4pm at Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism's Downtown Info Center, 1306 Commercial St. From the rise and fall of downtown Bellingham’s former Red Light District to the subcultures of prohibition, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history. Tickets are $20 and include a spirits tasting at Chuckanut Bay Distillery.
    Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 10:00am Antiques and Collectibles Sale 
    Attend an Antique & Collectibles (and much more) Sale from 10am-2pm Thursday through Saturday at the Lynden Pioneer Museum, 217 Front St. The fundraiser will also feature appraisals of your own object for $2 per appraisal.
    Lynden Pioneer Museum :: http://www.lyndenpioneermuseum.com
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm Tax March Bus to Seattle 
    Help Bellingham make noise by saying "Trump, Release Your Taxes!" by joining a Tax Day Charter Bus to travel to Seattle for a Tax Day March. The bus will leave at 8am from the old Costco parking lot, and arrive back in Bellingham by about 5pm. Entry is $25. Note: The march overlaps one of the Black Lives Matter march, allowing attendees to show support for both events.
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Pancake Breakfast 
    Choose from pancakes, French toast or biscuits and gravy at a Pancake Breakfast taking place from 8-11am at the Ferndale Senior Center, 1999 Cherry St. Entry is $2.50 for kid and $6 for adults and includes scrambled eggs, ham or sausage and beverages.
    Ferndale Senior Center :: (360) 384-6244
  • 9:00am - 10:00am Easter Activities 
    Take photos with the Easter Bunny from 9-10am at Everson's Industrial Credit Union, 5619 Lawrence Rd. Please bring your own camera and enjoy a free Easter treat.
    Industrial Credit Union :: (360) 788-2842
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm Spring Cleaning Garage Sale 
    Attend a fundraising "Spring Cleaning" Garage Sale from 9am-2pm at Shuksan Middle School, 2717 Alderwood Ave. All proceeds go to pay for sports equipment and to send kids to camp this summer. Donations of household goods for the sale will be accepted April 13-14.
    Shuksan Middle School :: (360) 676-6454
  • 9:00am - 10:00am County explores alternatives to incarceration 
  • 9:00am - 1:00pm Native Plant Sale 
    Attend Skagit Conservation District's annual Native Plant Sale from 9am-1pm at Bow's WACD Lynn Brown Materials Center, 16564 Bradley Rd.
    WACD Lynn Brown Materials Center :: http://www.skagitcd.org
  • 9:00am - 10:30am Curb Appeal 
    "Maximize the Potential of Your Outdoor Space" will be the focus of a free presentation by Dee Montpetit of Ma Petite Gardens at 9am at the Garden Spot, 900 Alabama St. The talk will focus on how to give a pick-me-up to your home's entryway—often the first impression a visitor will get. Please register in advance.
    Garden Spot Nursery :: http://www.garden-spot.com
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm NSEA Work Party 
    Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association and the Bellingham Parks Department to remove invasive vegetation and mulch native trees and shrub at a daylong Work Party happening from 9am-4pm at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Parking will be available at the north end of C Street—near the Bellingham Technical College Fisheries campus.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Garden Day 
    Master gardeners will be onsite to share advice and answer questions as part of a "Garden Day" event taking place from 10am-12pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. The event celebrating spring and gardening will also include hands-on and educational activities such as seed-planting, tours of the native landscaping, house-made food samples and more. Entry is free.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 10:00am - 11:30am Community Easter Egg Hunt 
    Kids up to 12 years old can take part in a free Community Easter Egg Hunt starting at 10am at New Hope Foursquare Church, 4860 Northwest Dr. More than 1,000 eggs—including several golden eggs with prizes for each age group—can be found, and there will also be a petting zoo.
    New Hope Foursquare Church :: http://www.newhopebellingham.org
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Easter on the Farm 
    Egg hunts, a petting zoo, pony rides, visits with the Easter Bunny, a scavenger trail hunt, face painting, apple bin train rides and tons of brunch options will be part of "Easter on the Farm" events taking place from 10am-3pm Saturday and Sunday at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian Rd. Entry is $12.
    BelleWood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The 25th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm every Saturday through December at the Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. Every week, a plethora of produce, crafts, ready-to-eat dining options and more are available.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Caspar Babypants 
    Local families looking to welcome spring with song and dance can join Caspar Babypants—the kid-friendly alter ego of singer and bass guitarist Chris Ballew—for a concert at 10:30am at Bellingham Technical College's Settlemyer Hall, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. Tickets are $7-$12 per family; proceeds will go toward scholarships for BTC’s Parenting Education Program.
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm Dana's Best Jump & Jam Tunes 
    An award-winning songwriter and teaching artist will celebrate the release of her album Dana's Best Jump & Jam Tunes at 11am at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The all-ages audience will be invited to sing, play and dance along with Dana's songs, including the "Wiggle Workout" and "Jumping Beans." Ticket are $7.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Family Art Day at MoNA 
    Families and groups are welcome at a Family Art Day event from 11am-1pm at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. Attendees can learn how to draw tulips and daffodils using the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival as the inspiration. The drawings will be transformed into prints using foam, markers and printing ink. Entry is $5.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 12:00pm - 7:00pm Kulshan Anniversary Party 
    All are welcome at a five year Anniversary Party from 12-7pm at Kulshan Brewing Co., 2238 James St. The Luau-style party will include a pig roast, beer specials on Greenwood Tropical IPA and a fruit Gose, $6 on all six-packs between 12-3pm, games, giveaways and live music.
    Kulshan Brewing Co. :: http://www.kulshanbrewery.com
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Adult Easter Egg Hunt 
    All adults 21 and over can participate in the 16th annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt starting at 12pm at Mount Vernon's Skagit Valley Gardens, 8923 Peter Johnson Rd. Children's planting and coloring activities will be available. Entry is free.
    Skagit Valley Gardens :: http://www.skagitvalleygardens.com
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Brain-Healthy Cooking 
    Join Rosalee Ronquillo, community ambassador for Silverado Bellingham, for a "Brain-Healthy Cooking" presentation at 1pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Ronquillo will talk about how your mind, body and foods work together, and what effect food has on the brain. Entry is free.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm Spanish-language Art Tour 
    Docent Martie Lopez will lead a Spanish-language tour of "Images of Resilience: Chicana/o Art and its Mexican Roots" at 2:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building. Attendees will learn more about the art and artists featured in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher and last one hour. Entry is included with the admission price.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Benefit Concert with Gabriel Manalac 
    Pianist Gabriel Manalac will perform at 3:30pm at Piper Music, 1213 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $20; funds raised will go to purchase books for the Eastern International School in Stung Treng, Cambodia.
  • 5:00pm - 10:00pm Benefit Dinner and Dance Party 
    Help raise funds for the Cascadia Skillshare and Barter Fair at a Benefit Dinner and Dance Party starting with a chili dinner at 5pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Entry to dinner is $6. Entry to the concert and dance—which will feature music by Hot Damn Scandal and Latin Tinge, and Latin dance lessons—is a suggested $5-$20.
    Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship :: http://www.cascadiaskillshare.org
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Arty Party 
    Attend the Anacortes Arts Festival's annual "Arty Party" from 6-9pm at the Depot Art Center, 611 R Ave. The "not-an-auction" fundraiser—which raises money for the school district's Cultural Education Program—includes dueling pianos, tasty bites from food trucks, craft cocktails, art sales, dessert, live painting and much more. Tickets are $100.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Witness Tree 
    As part of North Cascades Institute's "Nature of Writing" series, environmental reporter and author Lynda Mapes will read from Witness Tree: Seasons of Change with a Century Old Oak at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome takes an intimate look at a majestic oak tree through four seasons—and the reality of global climate change it reveals.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Vaudevillingham 
    Attend the Bellingham Circus Guild's monthly uncensored variety show, "Vaudevillingham," at 7pm and 9pm performances at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., suite #102. Expect to see everything from aerial performances to dance, comedy, magic, juggling, burlesque and more. Both novice and veteran performers are welcome to share their talents. Suggested donation is $5-$10.
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Manouche NW Jazz Series 
    The gypsy jazz quintet known as Ranger and the Re-Arrangers will perform as part of the Manouche NW jazz concert series at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Nuages will open the show. Tickets are $10-$15; proceeds will help fund the choir’s Transylvania Pilgrimage in June.
    Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship :: http://www.buf.org
  • 7:30pm - 10:30pm A mighty music maker 
  • 9:30pm - 11:30pm Salsa Night 
    Join DJ Antonio Diaz as he mixes a fabulous combination of the best Latin rhythms at Rumba Northwest's weekly "Saturday Salsa Night" taking place from 9:30pm-12am at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State St. Entry is $5.
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