Week of July 30, 2017

Sunday, July 30 32 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Marrowstone Music Festival 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 74th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 23-Aug. 6 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place July 27, 29 and 30, and Aug. 3-6 at various venues on campus, and at the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.org
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Whatcom Old Settlers Picnic 
    Celebrate the rich history of the area and the great people that call it home at the 121st annual "Whatcom Old Settlers Picnic" taking place Friday through Sunday at Ferndale's Pioneer Park—and beyond. Happenings at this year's "Harvest Time of Years Gone By"-themed event include parades, a 5K run, live music, lass reunions, a classic car show, a barn dance, local food and craft vendors, activities for kids, tours of the historical structures and much more. Entry is free.
  • 7:30pm I and You 
    Lauren Gunderson's "astonishing" drama, I and You, concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The play directed by Sean Walbeck focusses on two teens who form an unexpected connection, and is described as an "ode to youth, life, love and the strange beauty of human connectedness." Tickets are $8-$14. Warning: The play contains adult language and situations.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 12:00pm Farm to Glass Distillery Tours 
    Attend Farm to Glass Distillery Tours at 12pm or 2pm Saturday and Sunday at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Attendees can learn about agricultural practices, cider-making and the distillation process. Entry is $10 and includes samples and a private tasting. Please make reservations in advance.
    BelleWood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Rabbit Ride 
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bicycle, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
    Fairhaven Bicycle :: http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Rabbit Ride 
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bicycle, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
    Fairhaven Bicycle :: http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Paws & Claws Expo 
    The Alternative Humane Society hosts its ninth annual "Paws & Claws" Expo from 10am-3pm at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. Leashed dogs are welcome at the event, which will feature adoptable canines and felines, raffles, games, demos, vendors and much more. Entry is free.
    Bloedel Donovan Park :: http://www.alternativehumanesociety.com
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Artist Talk at MoNA 
    Exhibiting artist Kelly O'Dell will talk about her "transient (h)ours" exhibit from 1-2pm at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. 1st St. The show uses the fragility of glass to explore the fragility of earth and all that live upon it. Entry is free.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm La Conner Live! 
    As part of a summer-long "La Conner Live!" concert series, the Naughty Blokes will perform their original rock sounds from 1-4pm at the town's Gilkey Square. Entry is free. The series continues Sundays through Labor Day.
    Gilkey Square :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Angels in America, Part Two 
    Attend a NT Live screening of Angels in America, Part Two at 2pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, watch New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Tickets are $14-$18.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Fiddlin' Fox Summer Concert Series 
    Fiddlin' Fox's summer concert series concludes today with the Gypsy and Balkan sounds of Balkanarama from 2-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. The free, all-ages gatherings feature live dance music from around the world, dance instruction and more.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: (360) 752-1845
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Party with Waldo 
    As part of July's month-long "Find Waldo Local" program, attend a "Party with Waldo" celebration at 2pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Participants can play games, eat treats and find the real-life Waldo hiding in the store. Come in your red stripes and glasses, and be ready to have a good time.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Trivia Night 
    Jeff Zwiers will host a Trivia Night from 5-8pm in the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Teams of up to six people can play; entry per person is $1. The all-ages event will take place Sundays through the summer.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Telescopes in the Park 
    Join the Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers for a "Telescopes in the Park" gathering from 6:30-9pm at Boulevard Park, 470 Bayview Dr. See craters on the moon, sunspots on the sun, other planets and more. Entry to the all-ages event is free. Rain or heavy cloud cover will cancel. Additional events happen Aug. 29 and Sept. 27.
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Monday, July 31 23 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Marrowstone Music Festival 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 74th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 23-Aug. 6 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place July 27, 29 and 30, and Aug. 3-6 at various venues on campus, and at the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.org
  • 9:00am Arts at the Port 
    "Resonance" is the theme of the annual "Arts at the Port" exhibit showing as part of the Anacortes Arts Festival from 9am-5pm July 31-Aug. 2 and during festival hours Friday through Sunday at the Port of Anacortes Event Center, 100 Commercial Ave. An invitational exhibit, a juried exhibition and an emerging artist show can be viewed.
    Port of Anacortes Event Center :: http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 10:00am Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm Kids Can Cook 
    Annalee Dunn leads a "Kids Can Cook: Home Cooking Basics" class for kids ages 7-13 from 12-2pm today and Thursday (Aug. 2) at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $59.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 12:30pm - 3:30pm Befriending the Forest 
    As part of a "Nature in Your Neighborhood" adventure series for families of kids ages 6-10, attend "Befriending the Forest" from 12:30-3:30pm starting at the upper Fairhaven Park parking area and continuing in the Hundred Acre Wood. Suggested donation is $7-$10 per family. Please RSVP.
    (510) 926-0468 or wildefoods@yahoo.com
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm Camp Village Books 
    Staff members will lead themed activities for kids ages 7-10 with hands-on projects, outdoor activities and field trips around Fairhaven and Bellingham at Camp Village Books from 1-5pm Monday through Friday starting at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Cost is $129 per child. Registration closes Sat., July 29.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Open Mic 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:45pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.poetrynight.org
  • 9:30pm - 11:00pm Guffawingham 
    A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9:30pm every Monday at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. Each week, the event features approximately 20 standup comedians who each do a four-minute set.
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Tuesday, August 1 23 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Marrowstone Music Festival 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 74th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 23-Aug. 6 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place July 27, 29 and 30, and Aug. 3-6 at various venues on campus, and at the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.org
  • All Day Arts at the Port 
    "Resonance" is the theme of the annual "Arts at the Port" exhibit showing as part of the Anacortes Arts Festival from 9am-5pm July 31-Aug. 2 and during festival hours Friday through Sunday at the Port of Anacortes Event Center, 100 Commercial Ave. An invitational exhibit, a juried exhibition and an emerging artist show can be viewed.
    Port of Anacortes Event Center :: http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Teens Can Cook 
    Youth ages 13-18 can learn how to make three health, hearty salads along with the accompaniments to make them truly special at a "Teens Can Cook: Delicious, Nutritious" class from 11am-1pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Knife skills and other kitchen techniques will also be part of this class. Entry is $35.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Off the Shelf Book Club 
    Vanessa Diffenbaugh's The Language of Flowers will the topic of an Off the Shelf Book Club discussion from 1-2pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Ct., Gate 2. All are welcome at the monthly event.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm BIFT 
    Four Upfront Theatre improvisors will present two sets of short-form improv comedy games at Beer + Improv + Food Truck (BIFT) shows at 6pm every Tuesday through Aug. 29 at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Tickets to the interactive, family-friendly performances are $5 (free for those 12 and under).
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Pumped Up Run 
    Staff and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes—by the water or through the woods. Entry is free. Tonight's "Pumped Up on Running" event features Asics demos, a not-so-serious Muscles Pose-Off contest, giveaways, a raffle and more.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Sunset History Cruise 
    Whatcom Museum continues its "Sunset History Cruise" season at 6pm at 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—which, in addition to offering stunning scenery, includes stories about the region's fascinating history. Tickets are $30-$35; additional cruises happen every Tuesday through Aug. 29.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm pesto perfecto 
    Cindy McKinney will demonstrate a variety of pestos for attendees to sample at a "Pesto Perfecto" class from 6:30-8pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry is free, but registration is required.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 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 Drinking Liberally 
    Join a fun, informal group for lively political discussions and socializing at the monthly "Drinking Liberally" gathering from 7-9pm at Cosmos Bistro, 1151 N. State St. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month.
    Cosmos Bistro :: (360) 312-1506
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Wednesday, August 2 21 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Marrowstone Music Festival 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 74th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 23-Aug. 6 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place July 27, 29 and 30, and Aug. 3-6 at various venues on campus, and at the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.org
  • All Day Arts at the Port 
    "Resonance" is the theme of the annual "Arts at the Port" exhibit showing as part of the Anacortes Arts Festival from 9am-5pm July 31-Aug. 2 and during festival hours Friday through Sunday at the Port of Anacortes Event Center, 100 Commercial Ave. An invitational exhibit, a juried exhibition and an emerging artist show can be viewed.
    Port of Anacortes Event Center :: http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
  • 2:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 12:00pm Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm Wednesday Farmers Market 
    The Wednesday Farmers Market takes place from 12-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. More than 25 vendors will offer fresh local produce, crafts, tasty treats and more weekly through September.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market 
    Produce, crafts and more can be procured at the Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market from 3-7pm at Hammer Heritage Square, 118 Ferry St. The market continues Wednesdays through September.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: http://www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Everson Book Club 
    Cynthia Rogers will present a short book talk and then lead a lively discussion of Rob Gifford's China Road at an Everson Book Club meeting taking place from 3-4:30pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Sign out a copy of the month's book selection, or bring a favorite book (fiction or nonfiction).
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Green Drinks 
    Network with likeminded environmentally aware citizens at the monthly Green Drinks happening from 5-7pm at A-1 Builders, 3310 Northwest Ave. The outdoor party will also celebrate a new stage of growth for the longtime sustainably-minded restoration and construction company that recently transitioned to a worker-owned cooperative.
    A-1 Builders :: http://www.re-sources.org
  • 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 - 9:00pm Final Downtown Sounds 
    Performances by Naughty Professor and Deadly D. will conclude Downtown Bellingham Partnership's annual "Downtown Sounds" free summer concert series from 6-9pm on the 1300 block of Bay and Prospect streets. In addition to the dance-worthy tunes, there will be local food vendors, a 21-and-over beverage garden and more.
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Canning Class 
    Learn how to stretch your food dollars and enjoy seasonal flavors all year long at a three-session "Canning 101" class with longtime Certified Master Food Preserver Susy Hymas starting tonight from 6:30-8pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. The course covers the techniques and equipment you will need to safely can fruit, quick pickles, salsa, and jams; as well as pressure can vegetables, seafood and meats. Entry is $59. Additional classes happen Aug. 16 and 23.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Brewers Cruise 
    Tonight's "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" will feature liquid fare from Boundary Bay Brewery, Port Townsend Brewing, and Old Schoolhouse Brewery starting at 6:30pm at San Juan Cruises' dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $39; additional cruises happen Wednesdays through Sept. 13.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whales.com
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Thursday, August 3 28 events
  • 9:41am Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • 6:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 12:00pm Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: ww.boatingcenter.org
  • 12:00pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • All Day Marrowstone Music Festival 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 74th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 23-Aug. 6 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place July 27, 29 and 30, and Aug. 3-6 at various venues on campus, and at the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.org
  • 7:00pm Skagit River Shakespeare Festival 
    Shakespeare Northwest continues its 15th annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival this weekend with showings of Christopher Marlowe's Edward II at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. The Comedy of Errors can be seen at 7pm Friday, and 4pm Sunday. Tickets are $10-$13. The plays will show in repertory at various dates through Aug. 19.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shakesnw.org
  • 7:30pm Riverwalk Summer Concert Series 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 74th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place through Aug. 6 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place Aug. 3-6 on campus and at the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.org
  • 7:30pm The Cemetery Club 
    Show up for the "life comedy" play The Cemetery Club continuing this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The plot follows three Jewish widows who meet regularly for tea before visiting their husband's graves. Tickets are $20; additional performances happen weekends through Aug. 19.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day Arts at the Port 
    "Resonance" is the theme of the annual "Arts at the Port" exhibit showing as part of the Anacortes Arts Festival from 9am-5pm July 31-Aug. 2 and during festival hours Friday through Sunday at the Port of Anacortes Event Center, 100 Commercial Ave. An invitational exhibit, a juried exhibition and an emerging artist show can be viewed.
    Port of Anacortes Event Center :: http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Pioneer Picnic 
    All people interested in local history and heritage can attend the 113th annual Skagit County Pioneer Association Picnic and General Meeting starting at 11:15am at La Conner's Pioneer Park (near the Rainbow Bridge). Entry is $12 and includes a barbecue salmon dinner, beverages, a program, a memorial pamphlet and more. Area historians will also be on hand to answer questions, and live music will be part of the fun.
    Pioneer Park :: http://www.skagitcounty.net
  • 12:00pm - 6:00pm Lynden Farmers Market 
    Local farmers and artisans will sell their edible and creative wares at the Lynden Farmers Market from 12-6pm at 324 Front St. Visit the market Thursdays through October 12.
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm Bow Farmers Market 
    Attend the volunteer-run, open-air Bow Farmers Market from 1-6pm every Thursday through Aug. 31 at Samish Bay Cheese, 15115 Bow Hill Rd.
    Samish Bay Cheese :: http://www.bowlittlemarket.com
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Lighthouse Mission Open House 
    Come learn how your support shelters and cares for 230 men, women and children each night who would otherwise be homeless at an Open House from 3-7pm at the Lighthouse Mission, 910 W. Holly St. Tours will be self-guided; it’s a chance to hear special stories and information from the staff who work in each of the Mission buildings. Refreshments will be provided.
    Lighthouse Mission :: http://www.thelighthousemission.org
  • 4:30pm - 6:30pm Poop Patrol 
    Volunteers are being recruited for RE Sources' "Poop Patrol" from 4:30-6:30pm at Lake Padden Park, 4882 S Samish Way. The patrols are part of the Squalicum Clean Water Project, a campaign that monitors water quality and educates citizens about how they can help prevent fecal coliform pollution in the Squalicum Watershed by pickup up and properly disposing of dog poop. Additional patrols happen Aug. 15 (Fairhaven Dog Park) and Sept. 4 (Larrabee State Park).
    Lake Padden Park :: http://www.re-sources.org
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm First Thursday Art Walk 
    "The Community Hang-Up"—an exhibit featuring plenty of local talent in the genres of painting, photography, ceramics and mixed-media—will be on display at the Front Gallery (420 Myrtle St.) as part of the First Thursday Art Walk taking place from 5-8pm at more than 15 venues throughout downtown Mount Vernon. The final event of the year takes place Thurs., Sept. 7.
    Downtown Mount Vernon :: http://www.mountvernondowntown.org
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Blues and Brews 
    Space Band performs at a "Blues, Brews & BBQ" summer concert series taking place from 5-9pm on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. Additional concerts happen Thursdays through Sept. 14. Entry is $5.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.hotelbellwether.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Elizabeth Park Concert Series 
    Listen to unbridled rock by bandZandt from 6-8pm at the Columbia neighborhood's Elizabeth Park. The free summer concert series features live music every Thursday through Aug. 17.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Concerts in the Columbia 
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    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
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Friday, August 4 37 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: ww.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 Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • All Day Marrowstone Music Festival 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 74th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 23-Aug. 6 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place July 27, 29 and 30, and Aug. 3-6 at various venues on campus, and at the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.org
  • 5:00pm Mount Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival 
    The 22nd annual Mount Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival takes place starting at 5pm Friday and continuing until 8:30pm Sunday night at the Deming Logging Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd. The Weight, Hambone Wilson, Jesse James and the MOB, Davy Knowles, the Fabulous Roof Shakers, the Stacy Jones Band, and the Chris Eger Band will be among the performers. Tickets are $35-$75; a weekend pass is $140.
    Deming Logging Show Grounds :: http://www.bakerblues.com
  • 2:00pm Birch Bay Music Festival 
    More than 20 local and regional bands will perform at the annual Birch Bay Music Festival happening from 2-9:30pm Friday, 11am-9pm Saturday, and 11am-7pm Sunday at Birch Bay's Homestead Golf Course. Food trucks, artists and craft vendors, a raffle, a beer and wine garden and more will be part of the fun. Entry and parking is free. Donations made will go to Happy Tails Happy Homes and Rescued Hearts Northwest.
    Homestead Golf Course :: http://www.birchbaymusicfestival.com
  • All Day Skagit River Shakespeare Festival 
    Shakespeare Northwest continues its 15th annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival this weekend with showings of Christopher Marlowe's Edward II at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. The Comedy of Errors can be seen at 7pm Friday, and 4pm Sunday. Tickets are $10-$13. The plays will show in repertory at various dates through Aug. 19.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shakesnw.org
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Riverwalk Summer Concert Series 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 74th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place through Aug. 6 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place Aug. 3-6 on campus and at the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.org
  • 10:00am Anacortes Arts Festival 
    More than 250 juried booth artists will show and sell their creative wares as part of the 56th annual Anacortes Arts Festival happening from 10am-7pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday throughout historic downtown Anacortes. An "Arts at the Port" fine art exhibit, steamroller block printing, working studios, live music and entertainment, an emerging artist venue, an Art Dash, food trucks galore, a hands-on youth area and more will be part of the free, three-day artistic extravaganza.
    Throughout Anacortes :: http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
  • All Day The Cemetery Club 
    Show up for the "life comedy" play The Cemetery Club continuing this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The plot follows three Jewish widows who meet regularly for tea before visiting their husband's graves. Tickets are $20; additional performances happen weekends through Aug. 19.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day Arts at the Port 
    "Resonance" is the theme of the annual "Arts at the Port" exhibit showing as part of the Anacortes Arts Festival from 9am-5pm July 31-Aug. 2 and during festival hours Friday through Sunday at the Port of Anacortes Event Center, 100 Commercial Ave. An invitational exhibit, a juried exhibition and an emerging artist show can be viewed.
    Port of Anacortes Event Center :: http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
  • 9:00pm The Heroes 
    Follow a team of heroes as they take on villains to save the world—while battling their own interpersonal problems—when "The Heroes" returns to the stage with 9pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to see the improvised action are $10-$12. Additional showings of the format take place most weekends in August.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 4:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours every Friday and Saturday through August starting at 4pm at Bellingham Tourism's Downtown Info Center, 1306 Commercial St. Tickets are $20 and include a spirits tasting at Chuckanut Bay Distillery. At 7pm Saturdays, tours happen in historic Fairhaven, with a post-tour cocktail at Archer's Ale House.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 8:00am - 3:30pm Golf Fore Good 
    Help local kids with developmental delays and physical disabilities at a "Golf FORE! Good" fundraising tournament happening from 8am-3:30pm at Shuksan Golf Course, 1500 E. Axton Rd. Entry is $125 per person or $500 per foursome.
    Shuksan Golf Course :: http://www.oppco.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 9:30-11am 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
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Food Truck Fridays 
    The Port of Bellingham will host "Food Truck Fridays" from 11am-2pm at Zuanich Point Park, 2600 Harbor Loop Dr. Two or three food trucks will be on hand every Friday through October, so bring a picnic blanket and friends and enjoy lunch at the marina.
  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm Teen Art Intensives 
    Teens ages 14-18 can sign up for Summer Art Intensives from 12-4pm Aug. 4, 11 and 18 at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 First St. Inspired by visiting artist Kelly O’Dell’s summer exhibition, "transient (h)ours," students will explore new approaches to the creation, documentation and display of temporary artwork through hands-on experimentation and play. Entry is free and open to artists of all skill levels.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Ferndale Farmers Market 
    Vendors will sell a selection of locally grown produce and handmade crafts at the Ferndale Farmers Market from 3-7pm Fridays through mid-October at the city's Centennial Riverwalk Park, 1931 Main St.
    Centennial Riverwalk Park :: http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Food Not Bombs 
    All are welcome to partake of nutritious and delicious vegan meals when Food Not Bombs offers a community meal from 4-6pm every Friday on the corner of Magnolia Street and Cornwall Avenue (alongside the peace vigil). The event—which is dedicated to spreading food, love and nonviolence as an action against war and poverty—is free.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.facebook.com/BellinghamFNB
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Anacortes Art Walk 
    In conjunction with opening night of the Anacortes Arts Festival, attend the monthly First Friday Art Walk from 6-9pm at Burton Jewelers, ACME Creative, Salt & Vine, the Good Stuff Arts, Pelican Bay Books and Coffee House, Scott Milo Gallery, the Majestic Inn and Spa, and beyond. Entry is free.
    Downtown Anacortes :: http://www.anacortesart.com
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Downtown Bellingham Art Walk 
    The Allery, Allied Arts, the Atomic Kitten, Bayou on Bay, Bellingham Escape, Bellingham Folk School, Cafe Velo, the Community Food Co-op, Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, Goat Mountain Pizza, Honey Salon, Pickford Art Studios, the Lucky Monkey, Make.Shift Art Space, Maritime Heritage Park, Max Hibgee Center, Plum Hair Studio, the Stone Fox, Third Planet, Uisce, Wandering Oaks, and Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall will be among those opening their doors from 6-10pm for the monthly Art Walk throughout Downtown Bellingham. Pick up maps at participating locales for a full listing.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm A black-and-white time capsule 
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Feed Your Head 
    Attend the monthly "Feed Your Head" event happening in conjunction with the Art Walk from 6-8pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. The free gathering includes PNW-inspired paintings by Sarah Stamps, entertainment by Strangely, and tasty tidbits and sips throughout the store.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Salmon Dinner Sail 
    Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food when the three-hour "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" returns this week aboard the Schooner Zodiac leaving at 6pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $59-$79. Additional sails happen Aug. 11 and 18, and Sept. 1 and 15.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Dancing on the Green 
    Learn new dances and enjoy music while the sun sets at "Dancing on the Green" from 7-9:30pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. TangoLife will provide tonight's music, and local instructors will teach a variety of social dance styles. The free events put on by Bellingham Parks and Rec, Rumba Northwest, and Bellingham Dance Company will continue Fridays through Aug. 18. No partner or experience is necessary.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: 778-7000 or http://www.cob.org
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Saturday, August 5 60 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • 8:43pm Look to the skies 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: ww.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 Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Marrowstone Music Festival 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 74th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 23-Aug. 6 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place July 27, 29 and 30, and Aug. 3-6 at various venues on campus, and at the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.org
  • All Day Mount Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival 
    The 22nd annual Mount Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival takes place starting at 5pm Friday and continuing until 8:30pm Sunday night at the Deming Logging Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd. The Weight, Hambone Wilson, Jesse James and the MOB, Davy Knowles, the Fabulous Roof Shakers, the Stacy Jones Band, and the Chris Eger Band will be among the performers. Tickets are $35-$75; a weekend pass is $140.
    Deming Logging Show Grounds :: http://www.bakerblues.com
  • All Day Birch Bay Music Festival 
    More than 20 local and regional bands will perform at the annual Birch Bay Music Festival happening from 2-9:30pm Friday, 11am-9pm Saturday, and 11am-7pm Sunday at Birch Bay's Homestead Golf Course. Food trucks, artists and craft vendors, a raffle, a beer and wine garden and more will be part of the fun. Entry and parking is free. Donations made will go to Happy Tails Happy Homes and Rescued Hearts Northwest.
    Homestead Golf Course :: http://www.birchbaymusicfestival.com
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Skagit River Shakespeare Festival 
    Shakespeare Northwest continues its 15th annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival this weekend with showings of Christopher Marlowe's Edward II at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. The Comedy of Errors can be seen at 7pm Friday, and 4pm Sunday. Tickets are $10-$13. The plays will show in repertory at various dates through Aug. 19.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shakesnw.org
  • 10:00am Drayton Harbor Days 
    A 5K "Run to the Border," tall ship tours and sails, live music, arts and crafts booths, a pancake breakfast, Pirate Daze, a pirate costume contest, the return of the Prestigious George Raft Race, Plover ferry rides, boat displays and much more will be part of the annual "Drayton Harbor Days' taking place from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Blaine Marina and beyond. Many events are free.
    Blaine Marina :: http://www.blainechamber.com
  • All Day Riverwalk Summer Concert Series 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 74th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place through Aug. 6 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place Aug. 3-6 on campus and at the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.org
  • All Day Anacortes Arts Festival 
    More than 250 juried booth artists will show and sell their creative wares as part of the 56th annual Anacortes Arts Festival happening from 10am-7pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday throughout historic downtown Anacortes. An "Arts at the Port" fine art exhibit, steamroller block printing, working studios, live music and entertainment, an emerging artist venue, an Art Dash, food trucks galore, a hands-on youth area and more will be part of the free, three-day artistic extravaganza.
    Throughout Anacortes :: http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
  • 10:00am White Elegant Sale 
    Peruse and purchase furniture, art, dishware, jewelry, home decor and much more at the Skagit County Historical Museum's fundraising "White Elegant Sale" taking place from 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday at the La Conner Civic Garden Club, 622 2nd St.
    La Conner Civic Garden Club :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • All Day The Cemetery Club 
    Show up for the "life comedy" play The Cemetery Club continuing this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The plot follows three Jewish widows who meet regularly for tea before visiting their husband's graves. Tickets are $20; additional performances happen weekends through Aug. 19.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 12:00pm Farm to Glass Distillery Tours 
    Attend Farm to Glass Distillery Tours at 12pm or 2pm Saturday and Sunday at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Attendees can learn about agricultural practices, cider-making and the distillation process. Entry is $10 and includes samples and a private tasting. Please make reservations in advance.
    BelleWood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • All Day Arts at the Port 
    "Resonance" is the theme of the annual "Arts at the Port" exhibit showing as part of the Anacortes Arts Festival from 9am-5pm July 31-Aug. 2 and during festival hours Friday through Sunday at the Port of Anacortes Event Center, 100 Commercial Ave. An invitational exhibit, a juried exhibition and an emerging artist show can be viewed.
    Port of Anacortes Event Center :: http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
  • 9:00pm The Heroes 
    Follow a team of heroes as they take on villains to save the world—while battling their own interpersonal problems—when "The Heroes" returns to the stage with 9pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to see the improvised action are $10-$12. Additional showings of the format take place most weekends in August.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 4:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours every Friday and Saturday through August starting at 4pm at Bellingham Tourism's Downtown Info Center, 1306 Commercial St. Tickets are $20 and include a spirits tasting at Chuckanut Bay Distillery. At 7pm Saturdays, tours happen in historic Fairhaven, with a post-tour cocktail at Archer's Ale House.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 7:00am - 9:00am Art Dash 
    As part of the Anacortes Arts Festival, take part in the 12th annual Art Dash starting at 7am at City Hall and ending at the Port Transit Shed Event Center. Choose from a half-marathon, 10K or 5K. Entry to the USTAF-certified run is $5-$50.
  • 8:30am - 10:30am Run to the Border 
    As part of "Drayton Harbor Days," kids and adults can sign up for the annual "Run to the Border" starting at 8:30am at Blaine's Marine Park, 272 Marine Dr. Race participants actually run through the towering Peace Arch as they head back through the park and toward the finish line. Participants can walk, jog and/or run during the race. Entry is $12-$20.
    Marine Park :: http://www.active.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Mount Vernon Farmers Market 
    The 30th season of the Mount Vernon Farmers Market continues from 9am-2pm Saturdays through mid-October at the city's Riverfront Plaza. A Wednesday Market takes place from 11am-4pm weekly through Sept. 27 at the Skagit Valley Hospital.
  • 9:00am - 11:00am Running with the M.I.G. 
    Sign up for the annual "Running Trails with the M.I.G." at 9am at Whatcom Falls Park. Entry to the 5K run or 2.5K walk is $18-$25.
    Whatcom Falls Park :: http://www.blainemwr.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market 
    Garden goods by approximately 60 vendors and more will be part of the Anacortes Farmers Market from 9am-2pm every Saturday through October at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave.
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Twin Sisters Farmers Market 
    Affordable, Whatcom County-grown produce can be procured at the Twin Sisters Farmers Market from 9am-3pm at the parking lot at Nugents Corner, and 10am-2pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. The markets continue Saturdays through October.
    North Fork Library, Nugents Corner :: http://www.twinsistersmarket.com
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The 25th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm every Saturday through December at the Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. Every week, a plethora of produce, crafts, ready-to-eat dining options and more are available.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Lummi Island Saturday Market 
    Produce sales, entertainment, games and more will be part of a Lummi Island Market taking place from 10am-1pm Saturdays through Sept. 2 next to the Islander grocery store, 2106 S. Nugent Rd. (across the street from the ferry terminal).
    Lummi Island :: (360) 758-2815
  • 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 - 4:00pm La Conner Classic Boat & Car Show 
    The 17th annual La Conner Classic Boat & Car Show takes place from 10am-4pm at the La Conner Marina, 613 N. 2nd St. In addition to viewing the classic rides throughout the afternoon, the day starts with a $7 pancake breakfast from 7:30-10am at the La Conner Retirement Inn, 204 N. First St. Entry to the show is $3.
    La Conner Marina :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 10:00am - 11:30am Permaculture Workshop 
    Students will learn the basics of Permaculture systems and how through using a holistic approach you can design your landscape systems to work together at a free workshop happening from 10-11:30am in Mount Vernon at Azusa Farm & Gardens, 14904 WA 20. Please register in advance.
    Azusa Farm & Gardens :: http://www.azusafarm.com
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Public Sail 
    Help raise the sails when Sound Experience hosts a public sail aboard the 104-year-old schooner Adventuress starting at 10am in Anacortes at Cap Sante Marina, 1019 Q Ave. While enjoying the beauty of the local waterways, attendees can also learn more about emerging issues in Puget Sound. No experience is required, and all ages are welcome. Entry is $35-$65.
    Cap Sante Marina :: http://www.soundexp.org
  • 10:30am - 2:30pm Miles for Memories 
    Help raise awareness of Alzheimer's and other dementias by signing up for the 18th annual "Miles for Memories" 5K Walk/Run taking place at 10:30am starting and ending at Zuanich Point Park, 2600 N. Harbor Loop Dr. Registration fees are $30. All funds raised will benefit the Alzheimer Society of Washington.
    Zuanich Point Park :: http://www.alzsociety.org
  • 11:00am - 7:00pm Sips and Scholarships 
    Support college access for low-income and first generation college students at Futures NW's “Sips and Scholarships” fundraiser from 11am-4pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Live music, food and beer, raffles and a silent auction will be part of the fun. Attendees will also have a chance to speak with scholarship experts, get advice on financial aid and even sign up for one of the four scholarships provided at the event. Entry is free.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.futuresnw.org
  • 11:00am - 5:00pm Kid's Fest 
    Face painting, gymnastics, bounce houses, juggling, karate, magicians, a balloon artist, arts and crafts, wood turning, soccer and much more will be part of the annual "Kid's Fest" from 11am-5pm at Civic Field Stadium, 1355 Civic Field Way. Entry is free; food will be available to purchase.
    Civic Field Stadium :: http://www.cob.org
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm Pirate Stories 
    Kids ages 5 to 11 can drop in for some pirate stories and activities at a free "Shiver Me Timbers!" gathering from 12-3pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 1:00pm - 5:30pm The Lion King 
    Students who have taken part in the two-week META Performing Arts creative summer camp dubbed the "Lion King Experience" will share the fruits of their labors at performances of The Lion King at 1pm and 4pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $8.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm Anniversary Event at the Jansen Art Center 
    All arts studios will be open to the public from 1-5pm as part of a Five Year Anniversary Celebration at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Sales, art displays, sample classes, demos, performances and more will be part of the free fun. From 5-9pm, attend a fundraising concert and party with music by the Paperboys, food and drink, a silent auction and more. Tickets are $45.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Utopia in the Skagit 
    Join local archaeologist Julia Rowland , M.A., for a "Utopia in the Skagit" presentation at 2pm at Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. At the free event, Rowland will combine historical record analysis with archaeological survey to tell the tale of a late-1800s piece of early Skagit Valley history.
    Burlington Public Library :: http://www.burlingtonwa.gov
  • 2:00pm - 6:00pm Oyster Fest 
    To commemorate National Oyster Day, seafood-lovers will want to drop the inaugural Oyster Fest happening from 2-6pm at B•Town Kitchen & Raw Bar, 714 Lakeway Dr. Guests can enjoy $1 fresh-shucked oysters, live demos courtesy of Pacific Seafood and more.
    B•Town Kitchen & Raw Bar :: http://www.btownkitchen.com
  • 3:00pm - 8:30pm The Tortoise vs. the Hare 
    Area youth will join pros from the Missoula Children's Theatre for performances of The Tortoise Vs. the Hare at 3pm and 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the final theatrical collaboration of the summer season are $6-$10.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Nooksack River Walk 
    Learn about salmon, discover native plants and find bugs at the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association's Nooksack River Walk starting at 3pm in Glacier at the Horseshoe Bend Trailhead. The free, all-ages educational excursions will be led by Nooksack River Steward volunteers Saturdays through Sept. 23.
    Horseshoe Bend Trailhead :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm Ferndale Uncorked 
    Help raise funds for the Ferndale Food Bank by attending "Ferndale Uncorked" from 4-7pm at the city's Christ Lutheran Church, 5904 Vista Dr. Tickets are $25 and include tastings of Washington state wines, music, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction. Sampled wine may be purchased at a discount for pickup at a later date.
    Christ Lutheran Church :: (360) 384-1422
  • 5:00pm - 10:00pm Social Justice Celebration 
    Community to Community Development will host its annual Summer Social Justice Celebration and Outdoor Benefit Concert from 5-10pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Live music, root beer floats, raffle prizes, a silent auction, activities for kids and more will be part of the fundraiser. Suggested donation is $10.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.foodjustice.org
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Ann Morris Reception 
    An opening reception for Ann Morris' "Bronze, Boat & Shadows" exhibit takes place from 5-8pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The Lummi Island-based artist's sculptures, photographs and hand-built boats made from organic materials can be viewed through Aug. 27.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvallee.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Couples Paint Night 
    Michelle Dooley from Artist by the Bay will lead a Couples Paint Night from 6-9pm at Stoneycreek Glassware, 4833 Guide Meridian. Michelle will walk you through step by step to create two similar canvases.. Singles are also welcome. Entry is $30 for one or $50 for two and includes all supplies and instructions.
    Stoneycreek Glassware :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm Northwest Wine Festival 
    Meet winemakers, sample an amazing selection of Pacific Northwest wines and have a nosh or two at the second annual Northwest Wine Festival from 7-10pm at Four Points by Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Dr. Tickets are $50-$75. The nonprofit will distribute net proceeds to a number of Whatcom County organizations.
    Four Points by Sheraton :: ww.bellinghamnorthwestwinefestival.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Moon Walk 
    Area women can join Wild Whatcom for a "Ladies Night: Moon of Dry Grass/Cougar" outing from 7-9pm in Whatcom County (locale will be revealed upon registration). Suggested donation is $12.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 9:30pm - 11:30pm Salsa Night 
    Join DJ Antonio Diaz as he mixes a fabulous combination of the best Latin rhythms at Rumba Northwest's bimonthly "Salsa Night" taking place from 9:30pm-12am on the first and third Saturdays of the month at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State St. Entry is $5.
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