Week of October 1, 2017

Sunday, October 1 12 events
  • 10:00am Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open from 10am until sunset on Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 8 at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 8:00am Harvest Happens 
    U-pick pumpkins and apples, a corn maze, apple bin train rides, live music, distillery tours, corn cannons and face painting will be part of "Harvest Happens" events weekends through October at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian.
    Bellewood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 7:30pm The Addams Family Musical 
    The Lynden Performing Arts Guild will begin its 30th season with a musical take on The Addams Family continuing this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to see Gomez and Morticia, their children Pugsley and Wednesday, and a host of morbid and macabre relatives are $10-$14. Additional showings happen through Oct. 8.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 11:00am Showcase of Homes Tour 
    The Building Industry Association of Whatcom County’s annual Showcase of Homes tour takes place from 11am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the BIAWC's headquarters at 1650 Baker Creek Place. At the event, building and remodeling pros will be displaying the latest home product innovations and services. Entry is free with a suggested donation for the Whatcom Humane Society or Bellingham Food Bank.
    1650 Baker Creek Place :: http://www.biawc.com
  • 7:30pm Young Frankenstein 
    Watch the musical comedy adaptation of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein continuing this weekend with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to the Transylvania-based tale of what happens when a monster is brought to life and runs amuck are $20. Additional showings happen weekends through Oct. 21.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:30pm The Mousetrap 
    Find out whodunnit when Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to the see the murder mystery about a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm are $12-$14. Additional showings of the Dee Dee O'Connor-directed play take place through Oct. 8.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 7:30pm Forever Plaid 
    The musical Forever Plaid concludes this weekend when the Theater Arts Guild presents the Broadway hit at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce St. Singing in close harmony and executing their choreography with zealous precision, the “Plaids” will charm audiences with their delightful patter and some of the greatest pop hits of all time. Tickets are $26.
  • 7:30pm Stand and Deliver 
    Experience the real-life story of math teacher Jaime Escalante and his personal mission of challenging his students to rise to their full learning potential when META Performing Arts presents performances of Stand and Deliver starting this week at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The award-winning, underdog story challenges all of us to reflect on our personal and cultural beliefs about class, ethnicity, education and our shared American dream—the pursuit of happiness. Tickets are $10-$18. Additional performances happen through Oct. 14.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 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
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Family Promise Bed Race 
    Help childhood homelessness by taking part in the inaugural "Family Promise Bed Race" from 2-4pm at Civic Field Stadium, 1355 Civic Field Way. After the opening ceremony and Parade of Beds, the audience will vote for the best themed bed. Entry is free for spectators, $100 for teams of racers (four pushers and one rider).
    Civic Field Stadium :: http://www.familypromisebedrace.com
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Where Bigfoot Walks 
    As part of the North Cascades Institute's "Nature of Writing" series, celebrated author Robert Michael Pyle reads from his recently reissued book, Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Updated with fresh experiences and finds, the book explores not only the phenomenon of Bigfoot, but also the human need to believe that something is out there beyond the campfire, and that wildness remains as well.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Fall Poetry Reading 
    Join Seattle-based poet Susan Rich and Skagit Valley poets Michael Daley and Georgia Johnson for a Fall Poetry Reading at 6pm at Edison's i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. Entry is free; books will be available to purchase, and light refreshments will be provided.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
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Monday, October 2 6 events
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Writing Artists Statements Workshop 
    Bellingham-based artist and author Nancy Canyon will lead a "Writing Artist Statements" workshop at an Allied Arts Skill Share session from 10am-12pm at the Fireplace Room at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Samples will provide ideas for writing a unique document that includes quotes and third person exposition detailing one’s unique style, influences, techniques, and purpose.Hone a statement through simple exercises, capturing a succinct snapshot of your artistic creations. Bring a notebook and pen and join the fun. Entry is free; reserve a spot in advance. For more info: www.alliedarts.org
    Fairhaven Library :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm U.S. Citizenship Class 
    Are you interested in becoming a U.S. citizen? Prepare for your citizenship interview and study U.S. history and government for the examination at five-session United States Citizenship Class starting tonight at 6:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. The free classes continue Mondays through Oct. 30. Please register in advance, as space is limited.
    Blaine Library :: 360) 305-3637 or http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nooksack Nordic Ski Club Meeting 
    Learn about the Salmon Ridge SnoPark, about cross-country skiing in the greater Bellingham area and the work being done to complete the 2.8-mile backcountry connector trail at the first Nooksack Nordic Ski Club meeting of the season at 7:30pm at Garden Street Methodist Church, 1326 N. Garden St. An orientation for new or prospective members begins at 7pm.
    Garden Street Methodist Church :: http://www.nooksacknordicskiclub.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dahlia Tuber Harvesting 
    Join the Whatcom County Dahlia Society for a "Dahlia Tuber Harvesting" presentation from 7-9pm at Laurel Community Grange, 6172 Guide Meridian. Entry is free; coffee and refreshments will be provided.
    Laurel Community Grange :: http://www.whatcomcountydahliasociety.org
  • 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
  • 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, October 3 6 events
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Off the Shelf Book Club 
    Ursula K. Leguin's The Left Hand of Darkness will be the subject of an Off the Shelf Book Club meeting happening from 1-2pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court, Gate 2. All are welcome.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm All-Paces Run 
    Staff and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes—by the water or through the woods. Entry is free.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Punk Love Foucault 
    Local author Gabe Riggs will be in attendance at a book release party for Punk Love Foucault at 6pm at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. The memoir is a coming-of-age story of a transgender youth who rebels against even the meaning of transgender.
    Shakedown :: ww.gaberiggsblog.wordpress.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Italian Dinner 
    Recently returned from a trip to Italy, Cindy McKinney demonstrates a dinner spread of Italian favorites at an "Italian Dinner" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Enjoy blistered cherry tomato bruschetta served with burrata cheese on grilled toasts, arancini (breaded, fried risotto balls) with pancetta, gnocchi with Italian sausage, and tiramisu for dessert. Entry is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.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
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Comedy Open Mic 
    The weekly Shakedown Punch Up Comedy Open Mic begins at 7:30pm at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. Entry is free. If you'd like to take your turn onstage, show up at 7pm to sign up for a five-minute set.
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Wednesday, October 4 12 events
  • 9:00am Tax Help Needed 
    Tax-Aide, which is sponsored by the AARP Foundation, is looking for a few volunteers to assist clients with their tax returns in Whatcom County. The program assists more than 2,000 families and individuals each year. Volunteers normally work two four-hour shifts per week during the tax season.The service is looking for two kinds of volunteers: tax preparers and client facilitators (also referred to as greeters). Although previous tax preparation experience is helpful, it is not required to be a successful preparer.
    Whatcom County :: taxaidebellingham@gmail.com
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Bellingham Music Club Concert 
    Seattle Historical Arts for Kids (SHAK) will perform for Bellingham Music Club members and friends at a 10:30am concert at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. The event is free and open to the public.
    Trinity Lutheran Church :: http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
  • 1:30pm - 8:00pm Waterfront Tour 
    Join RE Sources for a free public tour of Bellingham central waterfront cleanup site from 1:30-3pm starting at the Technology Development Center, 1000 F St. At the free event, reps from the Department of Ecology and the Port of Bellingham will highlight where contamination is located, previous cleanup work, options for addressing remaining contamination, and a preferred option for cleanup. From 6-8pm, return for a public meeting where Ecology and the Port will provide more detailed information from an environmental report that is currently available for public review. Please RSPV.
    Technology Development Center :: http://www.re-sources.org/events
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Books and Tea 
    Bring your favorite tea cup and mystery of your choice to an Afternoon Books and Tea gathering happening from 2-3:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Everson Book Club 
    Cynthia Rogers helms an Everson Book Club discussion from 3-4:30pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. The optional book for October is Will Schwalbe's The End of Your Life Book Club; sign out a copy of the monthly selection, or bring a favorite book of your own.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Moon Walk 
    Area women can join Wild Whatcom for a "Ladies Night Out: Moon of the Falling Leaves" excursion from 6-8pm in Whatcom County (locale will be divulged upon registration). Suggested donation is $12.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wildwhatcom.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
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Italian Night 
    Chef Franklin Bonafe helms an "Italian Night" feast from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Entry is $50.
    Gretchen's Kitchen :: http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:30pm Ukulele Workshops and concert 
    The Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) will present two workshops (beginning and intermediate) and a concert to follow with Daniel Ward and Heidi Swedberg starting at 6:30pm at 221 Prospect St. The concert begins at 8pm and will feature the duo's blend of humor and eclectic styles including Americana, Latin rhythms, African pop, jazz, as well as virtuosic flamenco solos. Entry is $15 for each event, or $25 for both.
    221 Prospect St. :: 360) 733-6867 or http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Natural Fermentation 
    Learn to ferment consistently crunchy vegetables at a "Natural Fermentation" course with Ryan Peters happening from 6:30-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. You will make your own sauerkraut or kimchi, choosing from an assortment of vegetables and spices, and gain the confidence to ferment at home. Entry is $29.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Garden Club Meeting 
    Gardener and Roses in the Pacific Northwest author Nita-Jo Roundtree will give a presentation about the sweet-smelling flowers at the Birchwood Garden Club's monthly meeting from 6:30-8:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. All are welcome; membership is open to anyone in Whatcom or Skagit counties.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Memoir Readings 
    Brenda Miller reads from An Earlier Life and Kate Carroll de Gutes reads from The Authenticity Experiment: Lessons from the Best & Worst Year of My Life at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry to hear the memoirists share their work is free.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
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Thursday, October 5 13 events
  • 7:30pm Young Frankenstein 
    The musical comedy adaptation of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein continues this weekend with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to see the Transylvania-based tale of what happens when a monster is brought to life and runs amuck are $20. Additional showings happen weekends through Oct. 21.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:30pm Stand and Deliver 
    Experience the real-life story of math teacher Jaime Escalante and his personal mission of challenging his students to rise to their full learning potential when META Performing Arts presents performances of Stand and Deliver continuing this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The award-winning, underdog story challenges all of us to reflect on our personal and cultural beliefs about class, ethnicity, education and our shared American dream—the pursuit of happiness. Tickets are $10-$18. Additional performances happen Oct. 13-14.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:30pm The Addams Family Musical 
    The Lynden Performing Arts Guild will present a musical take on The Addams Family for the final weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to see Gomez and Morticia, their children Pugsley and Wednesday, and a host of morbid and macabre relatives are $10-$14.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 7:30pm The Mousetrap 
    Find out whodunnit when Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap concludes this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to the see the murder mystery about a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm are $12-$14.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 7:30pm First Weekend Series 
    The beginning installment in iDiOM Theater's "First Weekend" series kicks off with a storytelling showcase based on real-life tales dubbed "Breaking Bread" at 7:30pm Thursday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. At 9pm Friday, the Brass Monkey Theater Club will present cold readings of new short plays. At 7:30pm and 9:30pm Saturday, audiences can view short plays written and rehearsed in one day at the 24-Hour Theater Festival. (All three shows will be based on the theme of "Alien.") Tickets are $4-$5 for the first two shows, $8-$10 for the third.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:30pm Bellingham Burlesque of 1927 
    The Bellingham Music Club presents performances of Bellingham Burlesque of 1927 at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The bawdy, cabaret-style musical takes the wraps off a traveling burlesque troupe stopping in Prohibition-era Bellingham. Expect songs, dances, vintage slapstick and history lessons about the city. Tickets are $20.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
  • All Day Tax Help Needed 
    Tax-Aide, which is sponsored by the AARP Foundation, is looking for a few volunteers to assist clients with their tax returns in Whatcom County. The program assists more than 2,000 families and individuals each year. Volunteers normally work two four-hour shifts per week during the tax season.The service is looking for two kinds of volunteers: tax preparers and client facilitators (also referred to as greeters). Although previous tax preparation experience is helpful, it is not required to be a successful preparer.
    Whatcom County :: taxaidebellingham@gmail.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Project Neighborly Open House 
    Celebrate the culmination of the Deming Community Quilt and Indra's Net projects at a "Project Neighborly" Open House from 6:30-8pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Both projects came together with community participation over the spring and summer, and the event will honor the work done in creation together and mark the amazing efforts of the volunteers. Entry is free.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Wizards of Once 
    Award-winning author Cressida Cowell (of How to Train Your Dragon fame) reads from The Wizards of Once at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Expect magic, warriors, deadly witches, ogres, snowcats and more—including humor, heart and incredible artwork. Entry is free.
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Chuckanut Radio Hour with Nathalia Holt 
    Nathalia Holt reads from Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars as the featured author at the live taping of the Chuckanut Radio Hour at 6:30pm at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theater, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Performance poet Kevin Murphy, Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes, serial radio comedy and more will be part of the evening's events. Entry is $5.
    Heiner Theater :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 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 Armchair Travel 
    Take an armchair journey through slides and stories with Lisa Woo and Howard Valentine at "A Journey Through Burma" travelogue from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm The Piano Guys 
    The multimedia team of Jon Schmidt (piano), Steven Sharp Nelson (cello), Paul Anderson (production, videography), and Al Van Der Beek (production, songwriting) do their thing at "An Evening with the Piano Guys" at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Through innovative musical composition, cutting-edge technology, and a dash of humor, the Piano Guys produce entertaining videos of themselves performing their own rendition of popular songs, classical compositions, movie soundtracks and more. tickets are $40-$150.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
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Friday, October 6 24 events
  • 4:30pm Bellingham Irish Festival 
    Live music, dancing, sessions, educational opportunities, workshops, performances and fun for the whole family will be part of the third annual Bellingham Irish Festival taking place Friday through Sunday at a variety of locales in downtown Bellingham—such as the Mount Baker Theatre, Uisce Irish Pub, Opus Performing Arts, Avalon Records, Cabin Tavern, Vinostrology, Pickford Film Center, and more. Many events are free; and nothing is more than $10. Get the full schedule online.
  • 10:00am Quilt Museum Anniversary 
    Help La Conner's Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum (703 S. Second St.) celebrate its 20th Anniversary Festival Weekend from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday by viewing three unique curated exhibits, taking guided exhibit tours, signing up for workshops and classes, placing bids on online auction items, procuring tickets for a gala dinner and auction and more. Prices vary.
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.or
  • All Day Stand and Deliver 
    Experience the real-life story of math teacher Jaime Escalante and his personal mission of challenging his students to rise to their full learning potential when META Performing Arts presents performances of Stand and Deliver continuing this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The award-winning, underdog story challenges all of us to reflect on our personal and cultural beliefs about class, ethnicity, education and our shared American dream—the pursuit of happiness. Tickets are $10-$18. Additional performances happen Oct. 13-14.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • All Day Young Frankenstein 
    The musical comedy adaptation of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein continues this weekend with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to see the Transylvania-based tale of what happens when a monster is brought to life and runs amuck are $20. Additional showings happen weekends through Oct. 21.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day The Mousetrap 
    Find out whodunnit when Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap concludes this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to the see the murder mystery about a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm are $12-$14.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • All Day The Addams Family Musical 
    The Lynden Performing Arts Guild will present a musical take on The Addams Family for the final weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to see Gomez and Morticia, their children Pugsley and Wednesday, and a host of morbid and macabre relatives are $10-$14.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 9:00am WeSnip Garage Sale 
    The Whatcom Education, Spay & Neuter Impact Program (WeSNIP) will host its annual Not Your Average Garage Sale from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday, and 9am-3pm Sunday at Ferndale's Carnation Oxford Building, 1920 Main St. Money raised will support spay and neuter surgeries for cats in the community—including feral/free-roaming felines.
    Carnation Oxford Building :: http://www.wesnip.org
  • 8:00pm Hellingham 
    Help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as "Hellingham" returns to the stage for 8pm and 10pm shows every Friday and Saturday through October at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. (and Tues., Oct. 31). Tickets to view the comedic carnage are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day First Weekend Series 
    The beginning installment in iDiOM Theater's "First Weekend" series kicks off with a storytelling showcase based on real-life tales dubbed "Breaking Bread" at 7:30pm Thursday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. At 9pm Friday, the Brass Monkey Theater Club will present cold readings of new short plays. At 7:30pm and 9:30pm Saturday, audiences can view short plays written and rehearsed in one day at the 24-Hour Theater Festival. (All three shows will be based on the theme of "Alien.") Tickets are $4-$5 for the first two shows, $8-$10 for the third.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • All Day Bellingham Burlesque of 1927 
    The Bellingham Music Club presents performances of Bellingham Burlesque of 1927 at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The bawdy, cabaret-style musical takes the wraps off a traveling burlesque troupe stopping in Prohibition-era Bellingham. Expect songs, dances, vintage slapstick and history lessons about the city. Tickets are $20.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
  • 6:00pm Gore & Lore Tours 
    The Good Time Girls combine history with a bit of local horror at "Gore and Lore" tours at 6pm Fridays in Fairhaven (starting at the Village Green, 1207 10th St.) and 6pm Saturdays in downtown Bellingham (in front of the SPARK Museum, 1312 Bay St.) through Oct. 28. Entry is $13 for the Fairhaven tour ($18 with a drink ticket) and $15 for the downtown tour (includes an "electrifying" presentation at the museum).
    Historic Fairhaven, downtown Bellingham :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 5:00pm Bier on the Pier 
    Attend the two-day extravaganza known as Anacortes Bier on the Pier from 5-9pm Friday, and 12-6pm Saturday at the Port of Anacortes Transit Event Center, 100 Commercial Ave. Thirty breweries, 10 cideries, food, music and more will be part of the fun. Tickets to the 21-and-over event are $25-$30 ($50 for both days) and include six tasting tickets. Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
    Port of Anacortes Transit Event Center :: http://www.anacortes.org
  • 6:00pm 98221 Studio Tour Preview Show 
    The Anacortes Arts Commission presents a 98221 Studio Tour Preview Show from 6-9pm Friday, and 10am-2pm Saturday at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R. Ave. The second annual tour will take place from 10am-5pm Oct. 21-22 and will feature the artwork of more than 40 artists at 30-plus venues within the 98221 zip code.
  • 9:00am Tax Help Needed 
    Tax-Aide, which is sponsored by the AARP Foundation, is looking for a few volunteers to assist clients with their tax returns in Whatcom County. The program assists more than 2,000 families and individuals each year. Volunteers normally work two four-hour shifts per week during the tax season.The service is looking for two kinds of volunteers: tax preparers and client facilitators (also referred to as greeters). Although previous tax preparation experience is helpful, it is not required to be a successful preparer.
    Whatcom County :: taxaidebellingham@gmail.com
  • 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 Fridays through October at the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Stimpson Family Nature Reserve :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm Weekly Coffee Tasting 
    Attend a weekly coffee tasting from 3-3:30pm at Camber Cafe, 221 W. Holly St. Entry is free, and no RSVP is needed to come in and enjoy a small tasting flight of the venue's single-origin coffees.
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm BTC Manufacturing Day 
    Learn more about the wide variety of manufacturing careers, local industry, and how you can train for high-wage careers at a BTC Manufacturing Day event happening from 4-7pm at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. A manufacturing fair and panels in BTC’s G Building and program tours in the college’s Advanced Manufacturing labs will be part of the free event. Please sign up in advance.
    Bellingham Technical College :: http://www.btc.edu/mfgday
  • 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 - 10:00pm Bellingham Art Walk 
    Allied Arts, Bayou on Bay, Bay Street Studios, Camber, the Community Food Co-op, Culture Cafe, Dori's Coffee Shop, Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, Gathering Glass, Gruff Brewing, the Lucky Monkey, Pegasus Gallery, Pickford Art Studios, the Racket, Social Fabric, Sylvia Center for the Arts, Wandering Oaks, and Western City Center will be among the venues opening their doors from 6-10pm for the monthly Art Walk in downtown Bellingham. Pick up maps at participating venues, or check online for a full roster of participants.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Anacortes Art Walk 
    The Good Stuff ARts, ACME Creative, Burton Jewelers, Pelican Bay Books, Scott Milo Gallery, the Majestic Inn and Spa, and the Depot Art Center will be among the venues opening their doors for the First Friday Art Walk happening from 6-9pm in downtown Anacortes. Per usual, entry is free.
    Downtown Anacortes :: http://www.anacortesart.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Feed Your Head for Coast Salish Day 
    In honor of Coast Salish Day, attend a special "Feed Your Head" event during the downtown Art Walk from 6-8pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Children of the Setting Productions will share prints from the Jesintel: To Learn and Grow Together book that enlivens the legacies stories and traditions of the Salish people. Lummi Youth Canoe Family will share canoe family songs and stories.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.settingsunproductions.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm A Sideways Look at Clouds 
    As part of NCI's "Nature of Writing" series, Maria Mudd Ruth shares A Sideways Look at Clouds at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Ruth blends science, wonder and humor to take the scenic route through the clouds and encourages readers to chart their own rambling, idiosyncratic course.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Thriller Dance Class 
    If you'd like to take part in the Bellingham tradition known as "Thrillingham," show up for the second of five dance classes tonight from 7-9pm at Bloedel Donovan, 2114 Electric Ave. Attendees will learn the moves to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and perform—dressed as zombies—at Maritime Heritage Park on Halloween night. Classes are free, but donations are gladly accepted. Funds raised from the classes—and at the performance—will benefit Brigadoon Service Dogs.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Friday Night Flicks 
    The South Fork Valley Community Association will host a "Friday Night Flicks" gathering to view Atlantic City at 7:30pm at Deming's Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 Valley Hwy. Suggested donation to view the R-rated film is $5.
    Van Zandt Community Hall :: southforkvalley@aol.com
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Saturday, October 7 46 events
  • All Day Bellingham Irish Festival 
    Live music, dancing, sessions, educational opportunities, workshops, performances and fun for the whole family will be part of the third annual Bellingham Irish Festival taking place Friday through Sunday at a variety of locales in downtown Bellingham—such as the Mount Baker Theatre, Uisce Irish Pub, Opus Performing Arts, Avalon Records, Cabin Tavern, Vinostrology, Pickford Film Center, and more. Many events are free; and nothing is more than $10. Get the full schedule online.
  • 10:00am Boating Center Final Weekend 
    The Community Boating Center will be open for the final weekend this season from 10am until sunset on Saturday and Sunday at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 8:00am Harvest Happens 
    U-pick pumpkins and apples, a corn maze, apple bin train rides, live music, distillery tours, corn cannons and face painting will be part of "Harvest Happens" events weekends through October at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian.
    Bellewood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 10:00am Fall Fruit Festival 
    Sample as many as 200 varieties of common and uncommon fruits, ciders, nuts and rare fruit jellies and sauces at the annual "Fall Fruit Festival" taking place from 10am-5pm Saturday, and 11am-4pm Sunday at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. U-pick pumpkins and gourds, plant sales, live music, vending by Mallard Ice Cream and Pizza'zza and more will be part of the event. Entry is $4 per person or $10 per carload (kids 5 and under are free).
    Cloud Mountain Farm Center :: http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
  • All Day Quilt Museum Anniversary 
    Help La Conner's Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum (703 S. Second St.) celebrate its 20th Anniversary Festival Weekend from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday by viewing three unique curated exhibits, taking guided exhibit tours, signing up for workshops and classes, placing bids on online auction items, procuring tickets for a gala dinner and auction and more. Prices vary.
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.or
  • 10:00am 23rd annual Whatcom Artists Studio Tour 
    More than 40 artists working in a variety of different forms of media will open their creative spaces to the public for the 23rd annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour happening from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday and again Oct. 14-15 throughout Whatcom County. Entry to the self-guided tour is free. Plan your route online, or pick up a map at businesses throughout the county.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.studiotour.net
  • 10:00am Skagit Valley Festival of Farms 
    Attend the annual Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms from 10am-4pm at locales throughout Skagit County. The free, self-guided tour will feature a variety of farms—including those producing pumpkins, vegetables, berries, wine, shellfish, cattle and beyond. Activities include hay rides, vegetable car races, corn mazes, hands-on displays, tastings, guided tours, market stands, animal petting and, of course, meetings with the farmers.
    Skagit County :: http://www.farmtour.com
  • 10:00am Peony Root Sale 
    Choose from more than 60 varieties and hundreds of divisions of peonies raised without pesticides at a Peony Root Sale taking place from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at Lummi Island's Full Bloom Farm, 2330 Tuttle Lane.
    Full Bloom Farm :: (360) 758-7173
  • 9:00am Model Train Show 
    The Lynden Lions Club will host its annual Model Train Show from 9am-5pm Saturday, and 10am-4pm Sunday at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. The all-ages event will feature a large array of running model train layouts, exhibit, and vendors. Entry is $22 per family (up to six).
    NW Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.lyndentrainshow.com
  • All Day The Mousetrap 
    Find out whodunnit when Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap concludes this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to the see the murder mystery about a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm are $12-$14.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • All Day Young Frankenstein 
    The musical comedy adaptation of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein continues this weekend with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to see the Transylvania-based tale of what happens when a monster is brought to life and runs amuck are $20. Additional showings happen weekends through Oct. 21.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day Stand and Deliver 
    Experience the real-life story of math teacher Jaime Escalante and his personal mission of challenging his students to rise to their full learning potential when META Performing Arts presents performances of Stand and Deliver continuing this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The award-winning, underdog story challenges all of us to reflect on our personal and cultural beliefs about class, ethnicity, education and our shared American dream—the pursuit of happiness. Tickets are $10-$18. Additional performances happen Oct. 13-14.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • All Day The Addams Family Musical 
    The Lynden Performing Arts Guild will present a musical take on The Addams Family for the final weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to see Gomez and Morticia, their children Pugsley and Wednesday, and a host of morbid and macabre relatives are $10-$14.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • All Day WeSnip Garage Sale 
    The Whatcom Education, Spay & Neuter Impact Program (WeSNIP) will host its annual Not Your Average Garage Sale from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday, and 9am-3pm Sunday at Ferndale's Carnation Oxford Building, 1920 Main St. Money raised will support spay and neuter surgeries for cats in the community—including feral/free-roaming felines.
    Carnation Oxford Building :: http://www.wesnip.org
  • 9:00am Historical Society Garage Sale 
    Whatcom County Historical Society will host its Big Annual Garage Sale from 9am-4pm Saturday, and 10am-3pm Sunday at the historic T.G. Richards Building, 1308 E St.
    T.G. Richards Building :: (360) 734-6964
  • 8:00pm Hellingham 
    Help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as "Hellingham" returns to the stage for 8pm and 10pm shows every Friday and Saturday through October at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. (and Tues., Oct. 31). Tickets to view the comedic carnage are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm First Weekend Series 
    The beginning installment in iDiOM Theater's "First Weekend" series kicks off with a storytelling showcase based on real-life tales dubbed "Breaking Bread" at 7:30pm Thursday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. At 9pm Friday, the Brass Monkey Theater Club will present cold readings of new short plays. At 7:30pm and 9:30pm Saturday, audiences can view short plays written and rehearsed in one day at the 24-Hour Theater Festival. (All three shows will be based on the theme of "Alien.") Tickets are $4-$5 for the first two shows, $8-$10 for the third.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:30pm Bellingham Burlesque of 1927 
    The Bellingham Music Club presents performances of Bellingham Burlesque of 1927 at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The bawdy, cabaret-style musical takes the wraps off a traveling burlesque troupe stopping in Prohibition-era Bellingham. Expect songs, dances, vintage slapstick and history lessons about the city. Tickets are $20.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
  • 6:00pm Gore & Lore Tours 
    The Good Time Girls combine history with a bit of local horror at "Gore and Lore" tours at 6pm Fridays in Fairhaven (starting at the Village Green, 1207 10th St.) and 6pm Saturdays in downtown Bellingham (in front of the SPARK Museum, 1312 Bay St.) through Oct. 28. Entry is $13 for the Fairhaven tour ($18 with a drink ticket) and $15 for the downtown tour (includes an "electrifying" presentation at the museum).
    Historic Fairhaven, downtown Bellingham :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 5:00pm Bier on the Pier 
    Attend the two-day extravaganza known as Anacortes Bier on the Pier from 5-9pm Friday, and 12-6pm Saturday at the Port of Anacortes Transit Event Center, 100 Commercial Ave. Thirty breweries, 10 cideries, food, music and more will be part of the fun. Tickets to the 21-and-over event are $25-$30 ($50 for both days) and include six tasting tickets. Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
    Port of Anacortes Transit Event Center :: http://www.anacortes.org
  • 6:00pm 98221 Studio Tour Preview Show 
    The Anacortes Arts Commission presents a 98221 Studio Tour Preview Show from 6-9pm Friday, and 10am-2pm Saturday at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R. Ave. The second annual tour will take place from 10am-5pm Oct. 21-22 and will feature the artwork of more than 40 artists at 30-plus venues within the 98221 zip code.
  • 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 - 10:30am Make Sauerkraut with Fall Cabbage 
    Master food preserver Susy Hymas leads a "Make Sauerkraut with Fall Cabbage" class at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Entry to discover Hymas' secrets to making homemade sauerkraut is $5. Please register in advance
    Garden Spot Nursery :: http://www.garden-spot.com
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Run Like a Girl 
    Sign up for the annual "Run Like a Girl" half-marathon and 10K starting at 9am at Fairhaven Park, 107 Chuckanut Dr. The noncompetitive event is for those (male or female) who want to get out and have some fun; go as far as you feel comfortable and go as slow as fast as you'd like. Entry is $55-$75. All proceeds will donated to Girls on the Run, a program designed to increase physical activity and emotional health by providing girls with the tools to make healthy decisions and form healthy self-images.
    Fairhaven Park :: http://www.whatcomymca.org
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market 
    Garden goods by approximately 60 vendors and more will be part of the Anacortes Farmers Market from 9am-2pm every Saturday through October at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave.
  • 9:00am - 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 - 5:00pm Fall Family Fun 
    Lawn games, hay rides, animal petting, leaf-jumping and more will be part of "Fall Fun" gatherings from 10am-5pm every Saturday through October at Glen Echo Garden, 4390 Y Rd. Entry is $10 per family (up to three kids).
    Glen Echo Garden :: http://www.glenechogarden.com
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Stigma Stomp 
    Join NAMI Whatcom for its annual "Stigma Stomp" 5K starting at 10am at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2114 Electric Ave. The run/walk encourages physical activity to support mental wellness. Info from health and wellness organizations, a photo booth, raffles, refreshments and more will be part of the activities. Entry to the run is $20-$35.
    Bloedel Donovan Park :: http://www.namiwhatcom.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Fun with Fermentation 
    Come learn how easy and fun it is to make your own sauerkraut when Blaine C.O.R.E. presents a "Sauerkraut and Fermented Vegetables" class from 10am-12pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Samples will be available for tasting. Entry is free.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 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 - 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
  • 12:30pm - 3:30pm Local Food Systems Series 
    Learn about the complexities of Whatcom County’s food system, and strategies on how to engage that system as a mindful consumer, when Ciera Mead leads "Local Food Systems: From Field to Table" starting today from 12-3:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. The class continues Saturdays through Nov. 4 and Sun., Nov. 12. Expect a combination of critical group discussions, engaging lectures, field trips, cooking demonstrations, and, of course, sharing food. Entry is $60.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Traditional Jazz 
    The popular Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band will perform New Orleans/Dixieland music at the Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society’s monthly concert and dance on from 2-5pm at the VFW Hall, 625 N State St. Entry is $6 for students, $10 for members, and $12 for non-members.
    VFW Hall :: (360) 371-7030 or http://www.btjs.webs.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Sudden Valley Jazz Series 
    Explore the connection between blues and jazz when the Atlantics and Josephine Howell and her band take turns onstage at a Sudden Valley Jazz Series concert from 3-5pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn. Both ensembles will combine for a final jam session. Tickets are $20.
    Sudden Valley Dance Barn :: http://www.fswl.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Winter Birds of Whatcom County 
    Join the North Cascades Audubon Society to find out about the many birds that migrate to our area for the winter, as well as those who reside here year-round, at a "Winter Birds of Whatcom County" presentation from 3-4:30pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Local bird photographer Ken Salzman will also provide amazing images.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Boneyard and Bloom Reception 
    Attend an opening reception for painter Cynthia Camlin's "Boneyard and Bloom" from 4-6pm at Edison's i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. The paintings and drawings interpreting changes in the world's ocean will be on display through Oct. 29. The artist will give a talk about her work at 6pm Thurs., Oct. 12.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm La Conner Art Walk 
    Thirteen merchants will open their doors from 4-7pm for the monthly La Conner Art Walk. Pick up a guide at the La Conner Visitor Center, or at participating locales.
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Allen Moe and Peregrine O'Gormley Reception 
    View works by sculptors Allen Moe and Peregrine O'Gormley at an opening reception from 5-8pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The artists will talk about their unique works at 4pm Sat., Oct. 28 and the pieces will be on display until Oct. 29.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvallee.com
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Live Fine Art Auction 
    Attend a Live Finale Auction starting at 5pm at Camano Island's Matkze Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way. Entry to bid on the 90 pieces of fine artworks will be $25 at the door.
    Matkze Fine Art Gallery :: http://www.matzkefineart.com
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Bellingham Oktoberfest 
    Sample more than 15 different brews from seven Washington breweries at a Bellingham Oktoberfest 2017 celebration from 6-10pm at Bellingham Technical College's Settlemyer Hall, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. In addition to the liquid fare, enjoy brats and German-style food, festive activities and music. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door; funds raised benefit the school's volunteer center.
    Settlemyer Hall :: http://www.xorbia.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Body Poetry 
    Poet Carol Davis reads from her new poetry collection, Because I Cannot Leave This Body, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In the works, the Western Washington University alum crosses cultural and geographic boundaries to explore her family’s history as Jews, as outsiders, as immigrants.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Cascadia Dreams 
    Celebrate the sublime landscapes of the Pacific Northwest at "Cascadia Dreams"—a multimedia presentation featuring stunning images and mesmerizing video of our local mountains, rivers, beaches and the Salish Sea—at 7:30pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. In addition to photography by John D'Onofrio and Lance Ekhart (with additional time-lapse video by Brett Baunton), the event will also feature accompaniment by Native American flute master Gary Stroutsos. Entry is $10-$15. A reception will follow the performance.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Trio Da Kali 
    Three outstanding musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots (hereditary musicians) will perform as Trio Da Kali at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Formed of voice, balafon and bass ngoni, the trio bring a contemporary twist to ancient and neglected repertoires. Tickets are $25-$35.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:30pm - 10:30pm First Saturday Dance Party 
    Osem i Devet will perform at the Balkan Folk Dancers' First Saturday Dance Party from 7:30-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. No partner or experience is necessary, and all ages are welcome. The band plays Balkan favorites with energy and excitement. Suggested donation is $15.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Sacred River 
    Meet Debu Majumdar, the author of Sacred River: A Himalayan Journey, at a presentation taking place from 7:30-9pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. As three independent stories converge in the Himalayas, suspense, mythology, and intercultural romance weave a colorful tapestry.
    Lummi Island Library :: (360) 758-7145
  • 8:00pm - 11:30pm A date with demons 
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