Week of October 15, 2017

Sunday, October 15 13 events
  • 7:30pm Skagit Community Band 
    Hear some of the Skagit Community Band's most-loved works from over the years at "Favorites" concerts at 7:30pm Saturday at La Conner's Maple Hall (104 Commercial) and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall (1600 20th St.). Works by Gustav Holst, Frank Ticheli, Franz von Suppe and more will be on the lineup. Entry is free; donations are appreciated.
    Maple Hall, Brodniak Hall :: http://www.skagitcommunityband.org
  • 10:00am Whatcom Artist 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 second and final weekend of the 23rd annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour happening from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 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
  • 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 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 Oct. 19-21.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.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 Sedro-Woolley Breakfast 
    Eggs to order, omelets, hash browns, pancakes and more can be had at a Community Breakfast taking place from 8-11am at Sedro-Woolley's American Legion Post #43, 701 Murdock St. Entry is $5 for kids, $7 for adults.
    American Legion Post #43 :: http://www.sedro-woolley.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
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Paddle for Food Relay 
    Join Whatcom Paddlers for a "Paddle for Food" Relay at 9am at Lake Padden, 4882 S. Samish Way. Registration is by donation; all proceeds will benefit the Bellingham Food Bank. Participants will have a chance to win raffle prizes.
    Lake Padden Park :: (360) 739-2257
  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm Historic Cemetery Tour 
    The Skagit County Historical Museum presents its fourth annual "Historic Cemetery Tour" from 12-4pm at the Mount Vernon Cemetery, 1200 E. Fir St. Stories will come to life as actors portray some of Skagit County's most interesting characters. Tickets are $10-$12 at the museum or on site.
    Mount Vernon Cemetery :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm Take a historic cemetery tour 
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Classical Concert 
    Bellingham House Concert presents "Solo Piano and Trios of Beethoven and Muczynski" at a 3pm performance at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Pianist Kay Zavislak will be joined by Sue Collado on clarinet and cellist Sasha Von Dassow. Entry is $5 for students, $10 general.
    First Congregational Church of Bellingham :: (360) 661-5984
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Impromptu 
    The duo Impromptu will share classical music written for flute and bassoon at a 3pm concert at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center, 516 High St. They'll be joined by harpist Jill Whitman. Entry is free.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: (360) 303-4014
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Hiking Naked 
    As part of NCI's "Nature of Writing" series, Iris Graville reads from Hiking Naked: A Quaker Woman's Search for Balance at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book chronicles what happened after the author convinced her family to move to a remote village in the North Cascades—including how she coped with buying groceries by mail, black bears outside her kitchen window, a forest fire, and a flood that left the family stranded for three days.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
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Monday, October 16 6 events
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Dog Day Afternoon 
    Cuddle up to a good book and read to a canine friend from the Whatcom Humane Society at "Dog Day Afternoons" events from 4-6pm Mondays through October 30 at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. All dogs have completed a basic obedience class and/or have participated in humane education programs. Please sign up for your session in advance.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Noxious Weeds Talk 
    Laurel Baldwin, Whatcom County’s Noxious Weed Program Coordinator, will lead a "Noxious Weeds in Your Landscape & Garden" presentation at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. She will address questions regarding how to manage their populations and what to plant in place of these invaders once they are removed. Entry is free.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Mediterranean Tapas 
    Jesse Otero focuses on "Meze: Tapas of the Eastern Mediterranean" from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Attendees will enjoy seasonal meze offerings like charred cauliflower with tahini; spiced lamb pastry; crispy grape leaf, cheese, and fig salad; and a few extras. Entry is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Sugar, a Cabaret 
    Dance, live music, stories of love and loss and more will be part of "Sugar: A Cabaret" performances at 7:30pm Monday and Thursday at the Underground Nightclub, 211 E. Chestnut St. The American Theater Northwest performance is directed by longtime performer Brie Turoff Mueller and choreographed by local dancer and instructor Tabetha Clark. Akilah Williams acts as the Master of Ceremonies. Tickets to the 21-and-over show are $18-$20.
    Underground Nightclub :: http://www.sugartheshow.com
  • 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 17 6 events
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Nature's Gym 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 "Nature's Gym" run will feature Merrell demos, a pre-run "tree by leaves" identification game, raffle prizes, giveaways and post-run treats.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Mediterranean feast 
    Fresh back from a trip overseas, Nahla Gholam will lead a "Mediterranean Feast" course from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Entry is $45.
    Gretchen's Kitchen :: http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Sasquatch Stories 
    David George Gordon, renowned author of The Sasquatch Seeker's Field Manual: Using Citizen Science to Uncover North America's Most Elusive Creature, leads a "Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?" presentation at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Attendees are encouraged to join the accomplished science communicator to tell their tales and share their experiences with this mysterious creature. Entry is free.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernona.gov
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Books on Tap 
    Deming Library staff Erin Suda and Katrina Carabba will team up for a "Books on Tap" discussion from 7-8:30pm at the North Fork Brewery, 6186 Mt. Baker Hwy. The October read is Colson Whitehead's Underground Railroad.
    North Fork Brewery :: (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
  • 7:30pm - 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 18 11 events
  • 5:30pm Book Group Mixers 
    Drinks, cheese, discussion and much mirth and merriment will be part of Book Group Mixers taking place at 5:30pm Wednesday at Drizzle (next to Lynden's Village Books at 430 Front St.) and 5:30pm Thursday at the Book Fare Cafe (at Bellingham's Village Books, 1200 11th St.) Book group members or those interested in joining them are welcome to attend the event, which will feature new owners Sarah, Paul, and Kelly dishing on their favorite books, the world of literature at large, and more. Attendance is free, with some refreshments provided and some available for purchase.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 4:00pm - 8:30pm MVHS Fall Concert 
    More than 200 talented Mount Vernon High School students will perform at a Fall Concert at 4pm and 7pm at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The diverse performance will feature musical styles from around the world, including classical and popular selections. Entry is by donation.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.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 Anyone for Stew? 
    Leslie Collings will focus on Mexican pozole with roasted sweet peppers and poblano pepper tostada salad at an "Anyone for Stew?" course from 6:30-8:30pm at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Entry is $45.
    Gretchen's Kitchen :: http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Life of the Arctic Polar Bear 
    Wildlife biologist David Drummond focuses on "Life of the Arctic Polar Bear" at a multimedia presentation from 6:30-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Drummond will draw on his experiences with this magnificently adapted and inspiring marine mammal in Alaska, Canada, and Norway, as well on literature and arctic biologist-researcher interviews. Entry is $10.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Creekside Open Mic 
    Sign up to read your poetry and prose or play music—or simply listen in—at a Creekside Open Mic starting at 6:30pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court, Gate 2. Entry to the monthly event is free.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Seasonal Beers 
    Coco Ryan will focus on "Beers of Fall and Winter" from 6:30-8pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Ryan will cover some of the history behind fall and winter beers, along with style tasting notes, food pairings, proper glassware, and ideas for selecting the perfect gift for the holiday season. Depending on availability, beers to be sampled may include Dunkel Weisse, bock, dopplebock, Baltic porter, and Oktoberfest, red, or hoppy winter ales. Entry to the 21-and-over class is $35.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Thriving in the Middle 
    Mike Cook, a former Human Resource professional for Standard Oil of California, shares ideas from Thriving in the Middle: How the Best Managers Create Mutual Success, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Jeremy Kahn Quartet 
    Noted pianist Jeremy Kahn will be joined by Mike Allen (tenor sax), Julian MacDonough (drums), and Michael Glynn (bass) for a Whatcom Jazz Music Art Center concert from 7-9pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Entry is $5-$10.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Birds and Plants 
    Join the Washington Native Plant Society for a "Birds and Plants" presentation from 7-9pm at the event room at the RE Store, 2309 Meridian St. Evolutionary biologist Dennis Paulson will talk about how seed-eating birds relate to our native plants in an illustrated lecture; see how the plants you have in your yard can benefit the birds around you, and how the birds can benefit the plants as well. Entry is free.
    RE Store :: http://www.wnps.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Scottish Dancing 
    Join the Bellingham Scottish Country Dancers to learn about the social dancing of Scotland from 7:30-9:30pm every Wednesday through May at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. No partner is required. The drop-in fee is $8.
    Fairhaven Library :: http://www.bellinghamscd.org
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TODAY 9 events
  • 7:30pm Young Frankenstein 
    The musical comedy adaptation of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein concludes this weekend with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday 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.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:00pm The Women of Lockerbie 
    Students from Lynden Christian High School present performances of Deborah Brevoort's The Women of Lockerbie at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at the school's Performing Arts Center, 515 Drayton St. The play focuses on a mother from New Jersey roaming the hills of Scotland, looking for her son's remains that were lost in the crash of Pan Am Flight 103. Tickets are $6-$10.
    Lynden Christian High School :: http://www.lyncs.org
  • 7:00pm 3MB 
    Three actors—Jeff Braswell, Linnaea Groh, and Evan Frazier—will take on many roles at performances of iDiOM Theater's 3MB at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth sees the trio of thespians bringing the Bard's tale of war, murder and betrayal to life. Tickets are $12-$15. Additional performances happen Oct. 26-28.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 10:00am Fall Craft & Antique Show 
    More than 100 artisans will inspire you with their creativity at the 28th annual Fall Craft & Antique Show taking place from 10am-8pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $5-$6.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com
  • 5:30pm Book Group Mixers 
    Drinks, cheese, discussion and much mirth and merriment will be part of Book Group Mixers taking place at 5:30pm Wednesday at Drizzle (next to Lynden's Village Books at 430 Front St.) and 5:30pm Thursday at the Book Fare Cafe (at Bellingham's Village Books, 1200 11th St.) Book group members or those interested in joining them are welcome to attend the event, which will feature new owners Sarah, Paul, and Kelly dishing on their favorite books, the world of literature at large, and more. Attendance is free, with some refreshments provided and some available for purchase.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 10:00am - 8:00pm Bringing history into sharp focus 
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm U.S. Citizenship Class 
    Do you have a green card? Do you want to learn more about the process of becoming a U.S. citizen? If so, join a free "U.S. Citizenship 101" session at 6pm the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Local immigration attorneys will cover the general eligibility requirements for naturalization, explain the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship, and be available to answer questions. Additionally, the Whatcom Literacy Council will be there to provide information about its free programs; including how you can sign up for citizenship classes or work with a tutor to prepare for the citizenship test.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dance 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm most Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Dances are taught, and mentoring is available. Suggested donation is $5.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Summer Bike Stories 
    Slideshows, a Q&A, beer specials and more will be part of a "Summer Stories" event at 7pm at Cafe Velo, 120 Prospect St. Greg Heath's "Road Riding in Norway" and Josh Parrish's "Bike-packing Idaho Hot Springs" will be the focus of the free, pedal-powered event.
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Friday, October 20 27 events
  • 10:00am Book and Bake Sale 
    Find some fantastic fall reads at bargain prices at a Lynden Friends Book and Bake Sale happening from 10am-5pm Friday, 10am-4:30pm Saturday, and 1-4pm Sunday at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Baked goods will also be offered Saturday and Sunday, and the event ends with a sale of $4 per bag of books.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.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 at 8pm 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 Young Frankenstein 
    The musical comedy adaptation of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein concludes this weekend with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday 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.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day The Women of Lockerbie 
    Students from Lynden Christian High School present performances of Deborah Brevoort's The Women of Lockerbie at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at the school's Performing Arts Center, 515 Drayton St. The play focuses on a mother from New Jersey roaming the hills of Scotland, looking for her son's remains that were lost in the crash of Pan Am Flight 103. Tickets are $6-$10.
    Lynden Christian High School :: http://www.lyncs.org
  • All Day 3MB 
    Three actors—Jeff Braswell, Linnaea Groh, and Evan Frazier—will take on many roles at performances of iDiOM Theater's 3MB at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth sees the trio of thespians bringing the Bard's tale of war, murder and betrayal to life. Tickets are $12-$15. Additional performances happen Oct. 26-28.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 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
  • All Day Fall Craft & Antique Show 
    More than 100 artisans will inspire you with their creativity at the 28th annual Fall Craft & Antique Show taking place from 10am-8pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $5-$6.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com
  • 6:00pm Falliday Vintage Market 
    Attend Anacortes Vintage Market's "FALLiday" Vintage and Gift Show at a VIP event taking place from 6-8pm Friday at the city's Port Transit Event Center, 100 Commercial St. Creative vendors will be bringing their best vintage home decor, garden goodies, French antiques, repurposed, restyled, junk salvage, architectural salvage, rescued, reused, and fabulous vintage finds. From 9am-4pm Saturday, the fun continues in three fabulous shopping areas. Entry is $20 for both days, $7 for Saturday only.
    Port Transit Event Center :: http://www.anacortesvintagemarket.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
  • 11:00am - 9:00pm Grand Opening and Open House 
    Attend a Grand Opening to celebrate the completion of Social Fabric's expansion project and opening of its new renovated retail and teaching space from 11am-6pm at 1302 Commercial St. From 6-9pm, snacks, refreshments, live music and prize drawings provided by a variety of vendors will be part of an Open House. For those not in the know, Social Fabric is a women's clothing boutique, textile art gallery and learning center specializing in high fashion, sewing and textile arts.
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Books and Bites 
    Bring your lunch if you'd like a join a lively conversation about Ivan Doig's The Whistling Season at a "Books and Bites" discussion from 1-2:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. All are welcome.
    Blaine Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Clean Eating 
    Certified Food and Health Coach Demetree Robinson introduces her program for clean eating and better health at a "Clean Eating" presentation from 2-3pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. The program is not a diet but a lifestyle change, and can be tailored to address individual needs—food allergies, weight loss, management of chronic diseases, or others. Food samples (free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar) and notes will be provided. Entry is $5.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm Coffee Tasting 
    Attend a weekly coffee tasting from 3-3:30pm at Camber Cafe, 221 W. Holly St. Entry is free, and no RSVP is needed to come in and enjoy a small tasting flight of the venue's single-origin coffees.
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Food Not Bombs 
    All are welcome to partake of nutritious and delicious vegan meals when Food Not Bombs offers a community meal from 4-6pm every Friday on the corner of Magnolia Street and Cornwall Avenue (alongside the peace vigil). The event—which is dedicated to spreading food, love and nonviolence as an action against war and poverty—is free.
    downtown Bellingham :: http://www.facebook.com/BellinghamFNB
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Art Night 
    Attend the fourth annual "ArtNight" from 5-8pm at SpringHill Suites, 4040 Northwest Ave. Entry is free and includes exhibits, appetizers, drink specials from the Chuckanut Lobby Bar, and live music performed by Whitney Mongé. The collaboration between the hotel and Allied Arts gives guests the unique opportunity to connect with the community and appreciate great art together. This year, artists have been asked to bring a current piece so guests can see each artist’s process live and in-person.
    SpringHill Suites by Marriott :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm 12 Minutes Max Auditions 
    Actors, musicians, dancers, filmmakers and more can audition for 12 Minutes Max, an adjudicated showcase of performing arts, from 5-9pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Pieces must be less than 12 minutes in length. See more guidelines online.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: http://www.12minutesmaxbellingham.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Amber Sky CD Release Party 
    Attend an Amber Sky CD Release Party and live streaming event from 6-8pm at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. The Soundings of the Planet concert with Dean Evenson, Phil Heaven, and Jeff Wilson is free; the first 50 people to arrive will also get a free CD. Yogis and dancers who will be attending should wear amber-colored clothes.
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Family Story Night 
    Bellingham Storyteller's Guild members will lead an hour of coaching and an introduction to the craft at 6pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. At 7pm, Family Story Night will commence. Entry to both events is free.
  • 6:30pm - 9:30pm Wild & Scenic Film Festival 
    The Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group brings the Wild & Scenic Film Festival back to Mount Vernon starting with a 6:30pm reception at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The series of short films being screened at 7:30pm will capture the spirit of varying environmental movements across the globe and the relationship that they have to humanity—and that humanity has to them. Tickets are $15-$25.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Halloween Movie Night 
    Bellingham High School's Technical Entertainment Crew presents its first "Halloween Movie Night" fundraiser with a viewing of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas at 7pm at the school's Performing Arts Center, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Club members will be serving concessions before the move and during the intermission. Suggested donation for admission will be $5 at the door.
    BHS Performing Arts Center :: (360) 676-6575
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm USA Dance 
    Ballroom and swing dancing will be part of a USA Dance event taking place from 7:15-10pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. All are welcome, including beginners, singles, couples, students and seniors. Mary Evans will kick things off with a swing lesson, and Anissa and her band will provide live music. Entry is $7-$10.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Poetry Party 
    Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshal will introduce the WA 129 anthology to Bellingham at a 7pm event at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. A slew of local and regional writers will be reading selections from the collection, including Alice Derry, Tess Gallagher Luther Allen, James Bertolino, Jennifer Boyden, Anita K. Boyle, Jennifer Bullis, Susan J. Erickson, Sierra Golden, J.I. Kleinberg, Robert Lashley, Eric Lochridge, Sheila Nickerson, Paul Piper, Janette Rosebrook, Betty Scott, and more. Entry is free.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Upstream 
    As part of North Cascades Institute's "Nature of Writing" series, author and journalist Langdon Cook will read from and talk about his new book, Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon from River to Table at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book questions if salmon will still be swimming a decade from now, and features Cook's travels on every stage of the "salmon pipeline"—from Alaskan spawning grounds and Columbia River hatcheries to chefs' frying pans and four-star restaurant menus. 
    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 fourth of five dance classes tonight from 7-9pm at Moles Farewell Tributes, 2465 Lakeway Dr. 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.
    Moles Farewell Tributes :: http://www.facebook.com/thrillingham
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Friday Night Flicks 
    The South Fork Valley Community Association will host a "Friday Night Flicks" viewing of The Wild Bunch 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
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Sanford-Hill Piano Series 
    Award-winning pianist George Li will kick off the annual Sanford-Hill Piano Series at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Li's astonishing technique, distinctive tonal quality, and exceptional musicality have earned him consistent critical acclaim and enthusiastic audience response worldwide. Tickets are $17-$42.
    Performing Arts Center :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Holding the Light 
    Help raise funds for the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center at a "Holding the Light: Songs and Poems" performance at 8pm at the Honeymoon, 1053 N. State St. (in the alley). Songwriter Linda Allen will be joined by special guests, including poets Colleen Schwartz, Scott Slaba, and Elizabeth Harris. Entry is $3 at the door. A basket will also be passed for donations to the center.
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  • 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 98221 Studio Tour 
    More than 40 artists will show their work and share their creative spaces (and processes) at 30-plus venues as part of the Anacortes Arts Commission's second annual 98221 Studio Tour taking place from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Fidalgo Island. Maps for the free, self-guided tour around Fidalgo Island will be available at participating studios, local galleries, the Depot Art Center, the Croatian Cultural Center, and more.
  • All Day Book and Bake Sale 
    Find some fantastic fall reads at bargain prices at a Lynden Friends Book and Bake Sale happening from 10am-5pm Friday, 10am-4:30pm Saturday, and 1-4pm Sunday at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Baked goods will also be offered Saturday and Sunday, and the event ends with a sale of $4 per bag of books.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.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 at 8pm 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 Young Frankenstein 
    The musical comedy adaptation of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein concludes this weekend with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday 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.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:00pm The Women of Lockerbie 
    Students from Lynden Christian High School present performances of Deborah Brevoort's The Women of Lockerbie at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at the school's Performing Arts Center, 515 Drayton St. The play focuses on a mother from New Jersey roaming the hills of Scotland, looking for her son's remains that were lost in the crash of Pan Am Flight 103. Tickets are $6-$10.
    Lynden Christian High School :: http://www.lyncs.org
  • 7:00pm 3MB 
    Three actors—Jeff Braswell, Linnaea Groh, and Evan Frazier—will take on many roles at performances of iDiOM Theater's 3MB at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth sees the trio of thespians bringing the Bard's tale of war, murder and betrayal to life. Tickets are $12-$15. Additional performances happen Oct. 26-28.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 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
  • 10:00am Fall Craft & Antique Show 
    More than 100 artisans will inspire you with their creativity at the 28th annual Fall Craft & Antique Show taking place from 10am-8pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $5-$6.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com
  • 6:00pm Falliday Vintage Market 
    Attend Anacortes Vintage Market's "FALLiday" Vintage and Gift Show at a VIP event taking place from 6-8pm Friday at the city's Port Transit Event Center, 100 Commercial St. Creative vendors will be bringing their best vintage home decor, garden goodies, French antiques, repurposed, restyled, junk salvage, architectural salvage, rescued, reused, and fabulous vintage finds. From 9am-4pm Saturday, the fun continues in three fabulous shopping areas. Entry is $20 for both days, $7 for Saturday only.
    Port Transit Event Center :: http://www.anacortesvintagemarket.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Lynden Breakfast 
    Kids and adults can enjoy pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausages and beverages at a VFW Breakfast happening from 8-11am at the Lynden VFW Hall, 7011 Hannegan Rd. Entry is $6 (free for kids 5 and under).
    VFW Hall :: http://www.lynden.org
  • 8:00am - 2:00pm Ferndale Breakfast 
    Choose from pancakes, French toast or biscuits and gravy a Pancake Breakfast taking place from 8-11am at the Ferndale Senior Center, 1999 Cherry St. Entry is $2.50 for kids and $6 for adults and includes scrambled eggs, ham or sausage and beverages.
    Ferndale Senior Center :: (360) 384-6244
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm Scarecrow Stuffing Contest 
    Attend a Sunnyland Scarecrow Stuffing event starting at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. The nursery will provide straw stuffing and stakes; bring an outfit and you can stuff and dress your own scarecrow. At 4pm, staff from Ragfinery will be on hand to judge the "Project Runway of Scarecrows." Sign up in advance for the free event.
    Garden Spot Nursery :: http://www.garden-spot.com
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Landscape stewards work party 
    Help maintain the former 1.8-acre grounds at the former Rose Garden at Fairhaven Park at a quarterly Landscape Stewards work party from 9am-12pm at the Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N. Coffee, tea, cider and donuts will be provided.
    Chuckanut Center :: http://www.chuckanutcenter.org
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm NSEA Work Party 
    Help the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association and the Whatcom Conservation District plant native trees and shrubs at a Community Work Party happening from 9am-12pm at Terrell Creek—on a scenic restoration site owned by BP Cherry Point. Coffee and snacks will be provided.
    Terrell Creek :: http://www.n-sea.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
  • 9:00am - 6:00pm Pumpkins 4 Pajamas 
    Bellingham Harborview Lions Club will host its sixth annual "Pumpkins 4 Pajamas" event from 9am-6pm at Fred Meyer, 800 Lakeway Dr. For every donation of a new pair of children's pajamas, socks or underwear—racks of discounted clothing will be available to purchase at the store—you will receive a free, carving-size pumpkin. Last year's event raised more than 600 articles of children's clothing, so help that happen again.
  • 9:00am - 4:30pm Pumpkin Patch on Rails 
    Sign up in advance for Lake Whatcom Railway's "Pumpkin Patch on Rails" outings at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm leaving from Wickersham Station (just off State Route 9 and four miles south of Acme). Passengers will take a short ride on the 100-year-old train cars to Mirror Lake, where they will be able to ride and antique hand car and take home a large, carve-able pumpkin. Tickets are $12-$20.
    Wickersham Station :: http://www.lakewhatcomrailway.com
  • 9:30am - 10:30am Port race ponders a wasted waterfront 
  • 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 - 2:00pm Community Cider Pressing 
    Bring apples and containers to take home fresh cider at the sixth annual Community Cider Pressing taking place from 10am-2pm at the Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N. Entry is by donation; please RSVP for scheduling purposes.
    Chuckanut Center :: http://www.chuckanutcenter.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Everyday Superheroes 5K 
    Help raise funds for hospital caregivers and employees in financial need as a result of personal tragedy in their lives at the annual "Everyday Superheroes" 5K Run/Walk starting at 10am at Squalicum Creek Park, 1001 Squalicum Way. Entry is $20; group rates are also available, and costumes are encouraged.
    Squalicum Creek Park :: http://www.behindthecross.org
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Bellingham Comicon 
    Randy Emberlin, Annie Bellet, Stefano Guadiano, Rick Hoberg, Ron Randall, and Matthew Southworth will be among the special guests in attendance at the annual Bellingham ComiCon taking place from 10am-5pm at the Ferndale Event Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. Costume and cosplay contests, wares by local merchants, an artist alley and much more will be part of the annual comic book convention. Entry is $10 (free for kids 7 and under).
    Ferndale Event Center :: http://www.bellinghamcomicon.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 - 5:00pm Blaine Oktoberfest 
    As part of Blaine Oktoberfest, attend a variety of events today throughout the border town. Activities include the Blaine Gardeners Market from 10am-2pm at the H Street Plaza; a Fine Art Show from 10am-5pm at the Vault Wine Bar (277 G St.); Oysters & Ale from 12-8pm at the Drayton Harbor Oyster Company (677 Peace Portal Dr.); and a Kids Karnival from 1-3pm at Birch Bay (7511 Gemini St.). Additional events happen Oct. 27-28.
  • 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
  • 10:30am - 12:30pm Correspondence Club 
    Anyone over 8 years old can show up for the monthly Correspondence Club gathering from 10:30am-12:30pm at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly St. Supplies, materials and instructional guidance will be provided for collage Mail Art, envelopes, postcards and more.
    Mindport Exhibits :: http://www.mindport.org
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Enlightened Caterpillar 
    United States naval officer and author Darryl Diptee shares his new book, The Caterpillar That Became Enlightened, at a story time for kids at 10:30am at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Diptee was inspired by war to begin the journey to find inner peace.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Crown Jewel Wilderness 
    Help the North Cascades National Park celebrate its upcoming 50th birthday by attending an author event with Lauren Danner for Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park from 11am-2pm at the Western Washington University Bookstore, 501 High St. Efforts to establish a park began as early as 1892, but gained traction after World War II, and Danner explores major influences leading to its designation.
    Western Washington University Bookstore :: http://www.wsupress.wsu.edu
  • 11:00am - 1:30pm Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen 
    Cindy McKinney will demonstrate the creation of a wide array of gifts—including macaroons, caramel nut popcorn, bacon jerky, apple muffin mix, cranberry liqueur and more—at a "Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen" class occurring from 11am-1:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm Mushrooms gone wild 
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Fidalgo Youth Symphony 
    Listen to talented young musicians from Skagit, Island, Whatcom, and Snohomish counties when the Fidalgo Youth Symphony presents its fall concert, "Bountiful Harvest," at 1pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The performance will feature selected baroque, classical and romantic masterworks for full orchestra, plus novelty pieces and a jazz finale. Tickets are $15.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Conquering Writer's BLock 
    Attend a "Conquering Writer's Block" workshop from 1-3pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. At the hands-on event, Kent Sisco will demonstrate the free software tool "Speare," which can assist writers with the three big decisions they face—what to say, how to say it and in what order. Attendees should bring a smartphone, tablet or laptop.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Winter Birds of Whatcom County 
    Join the North Cascades Audubon Society to find out about the many winged wonders that migrate to our area for the winter, as well as those who reside here year-round, at a free "Winter Birds of Whatcom County" presentation from 2-3:30pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Front St. Local bird photographer Ken Salzman will also provide amazing images.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 2:30pm - 8:00pm Undersea Bubble Fantasia 
    Join “Mr. B” on an adventure when he steps outside of a normal day into a world of daydreams at performance of "Undersea Bubble Fantasia" at 2:30pm and 6pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The “inhabitants” of Bubblelandia—seahorses, dragon fish, sea stars, mermaids, clownfish, and others—will be the guides on your underwater journey. Tickets are $12.50-$24.50.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Brew on the Slough 
    Enjoy samples from 10 local and regional breweries as part of the third annual "Brew on the Slough" Beer Festival taking place from 5-8pm at La Conner's Maple Hall. Tickets are $30; the first 200 people to register will also get a collectible tasting glass. Food vendors, a silent auction, live music and more will be part of the frothy festivities.
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Community Library Celebration 
    Celebrate a fantastic year at the North Fork Library at a Community Celebration at 5pm at the Maple Falls locale at 7506 Kendall Rd. There will be live music in the parking lot, refreshments and the opportunity to get to know your friends and neighbors. This event will also serve as the Friends of the North Fork Community annual meeting, which will take place at 6pm; stay and hear recent news and learn more about the library.
    North Fork Library :: (360) 599-2020
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Bellingham Hoptoberfest 
    The second annual "Hoptoberfest" takes place from 6-10pm inside the Bellingham Sportsplex, 1225 Civic Field Way. At the thirst-quenching event, approximately 30 local and regional breweries—from Aslan to Boundary Bay to Kulshan, Melvin, Ninkasi, Elysian, Iron Horse Brewery, Samuel Adams, Alpine Beer Company, and beyond—will provide more than 50 draft beers for guests to sample. Live music from Sunset Superman, local food trucks, yard games, silent auction items and more will round out the evening's entertainment. Entry is $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and $30 for VIP guests.
    Bellingham Sportsplex :: http://www.bellinghamhoptoberfest.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Seeds of Change 
    Join Safe and Sane Skagit—a group that believes there are many things that can be done to reduce gun violence in our country and still retain the rights of gun ownership—for "Seeds of Change" at 6:30pm at the Edison Granary, 14136 Gilmore Ave. Three speakers will provide personal stories, and there will also be information on what you can to do make a change, details on what is happening in our legislature as far as gun safety and reform is concerned and more.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Great Unconformity 
    Author Kate Troll, sometimes called the "Naomi Klein of Alaska," shares her new book, The Great Unconformity: Reflections on Hope in an Imperiled World, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Part adventure, part memoir, part policy, the book contains important information about the now-or-never discussion on sustainability and climate change. The free event is part of the North Cascades Institute's "Nature of Writing" series.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Skagit Symphony's Gala Concert 
    A "Gala Concert" will kick off the 38th season of the Skagit Symphony with a festive concert featuring soloists from Western Washington University in a performance of Haydn's "Sinfonia Concertante" at 7:30pm at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$45.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Whose Live Anyway? 
    Join world-renowned improviser Ryan Stiles and cast members from the Emmy-nominated television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? for a "Whose Live Anyway?" performance at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $45-$65; get them soon, as this show typically sells out.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm The Tannahill Weavers 
    Hear one of Scotland's most beloved bands when the Tannahill Weavers perform at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's Littlefield Celtic Center, 1124 Cleveland Ave. Expect their diverse repertoire to span the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Tickets are $20-$25.
    Littlefield Celtic Center :: http://www.celticarts.org
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Original Comedy Night 
    Comedian Duane Goad and emcee Nigel Larson will join headliner James P. Connolly for the Skagit-Mount Vernon Kiwanis' annual Original Comedy Night fundraiser at 8pm at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $20; proceeds are returned to the community for assistance to Skagit-area kids and other local needs.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
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