Week of March 4, 2018

Sunday, March 4 15 events
  • 7:30pm Serial Killers Finale 
    Two remaining teams will present episodic plays at the conclusion of IDiOM Theater's annual "Serial Killers" competition at 7:30pm and 9:30pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tonight, the audience will vote to kill off one of the plays, with the remaining team winning $1,000. Entry is $10-$12.50. (P.S. If you missed a week or two, a recap team will get you up to date.)
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 8:00pm International Guitar Night 
    Attend 18th annual performances of International Guitar Night at 8pm Saturday, and 7:30pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Germany's gypsy jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt will return as the show's host and will be joined by Canada's Calum Graham, Poland's Marek Pasieczny, and award-winning American guitarist Michael Chapdelaine. Tickets are $24-$39.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:30pm Bellingham Chamber Chorale Concerts 
    "Between Heaven and Earth" will be the focus of Bellingham Chamber Chorale concerts at 7:30pm Saturday at Bellingham's First Congregational Church (2401 Cornwall Ave.) and 3pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Salem Lutheran Church (2529 N. Laventure Rd). In this fantastically varied choral program, the chorale will explore the ethereal sounds of both sacred and secular love. Tickets are $5-$20.
    First Congregational Church :: http://www.bccsings.org
  • 7:00pm Singin' in the Rain 
    Lynden High School Performing Arts presents showings of Singin' in the Rain starting at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at Lynden Middle School's Judson Hall, 516 Main St. The show is directed by Tina Miller and choreographed by Ashlie Blaske, and features songs like "Good Mornin'" and "Make Em Laugh." Tickets will be $5-$10 at the door; additional showings happen March 9-11.
  • 2:30pm Birding for Kids 
    Skagit Guided Adventures offers a fun and easy way to introduce kids to identifying and learning about the birds of winter at "Birding for Kids: An 'I Spy Adventure' in Skagit Valley" from 2:30-4:30pm Saturdays and Sundays through March 18. Fees vary. Proceeds sponsor Birding for Latino Kids.
    Skagit Valley :: (360) 474-7479 or http://www.skagitguidedadventures.com
  • 11:00am Whatcom County Home & Garden Show 
    Vendors from through the area will show and sell their gardening, home building and interior design wares at the 39th annual Whatcom County Home and Garden Show taking place from 11am-9pm Friday, 10am-9pm Saturday, and 11am-4pm Sunday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Seminars, cooking demos, prize giveaways, performances, beer and wine tastings and more will be part of the fun. Entry is $7-$8.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.biawc.com
  • 7:30pm Beauty and the Beast 
    The Theater Arts Guild and Skagit Valley College will team up to present Disney’s much loved musical version of Beauty and the Beast at showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. In this Broadway hit, Belle, a young French girl, finds herself in an enchanted castle in the search for her father. She meets a talking candlestick, a stammering clock, and many other characters—including an angry beast that reigns over the castle. Tickets to the all-ages show are $20-$40. Additional showings happen through March 8-10.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm Community Breakfast 
    Meet and greet local politicians as they serve you coffee and a morning meal when the monthly Community Breakfast resumes from 8am-12pm at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy. Pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausages and beverages will be on the menu. Entry is $2 for kids, $6 for adults.
    Rome Grange :: (360) 739-9605
  • 8:30am - 11:30am Rabbit Ride 
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8:30am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bicycle, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
    Fairhaven Bicycle :: http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Padden Mudfest 
    Join the Greater Bellingham Running Club (GBRC) for the 16th annual Padden Mudfest starting at 10am at Lake Padden Park, 4882 Samish Way. The six-mile trail race takes place on wooded single-track trails, offering some of the muddy conditions and challenging hill climbs typically found only in ultra runs. Entry is $15-$20; free for members.
    Lake Padden Park :: http://www.gbrc.net
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm The Wolves Auditions 
    Bellingham TheatreWorks will hold auditions for upcoming performances of Sara Delappe's The Wolves from 1-3pm at the home studio of director Mark Kuntz, 1656 Shady Lane. The Pulitzer-nominated play is about nine young women who are on a high school soccer team and solving the issues of power and individuality. The characters are 16-17 years of age, and actors need to convince the audience that they are soccer players.
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Gangspil 
    Sonnich Lydom (accordion, harmonica), Kristian Bugge (fiddle), and Vidar Skrede (guitar) will guarantee listeners an entertaining and varied journey through the traditions of Danish folk music when Gangspil performs at 2pm at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Suggested donation is $15; please get on the invite list in advance.
    Nancy's Farm, :: http://www.nancysfarm.com
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm Sing-Along Songs of Protest and Social Justice 
    Join your voice with friends and neighbors to remember the songs that have changed the world at "Sing-Along Songs of Protest and Social Justice" from 2:30-4pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent St. Attendees at the free event can also share the ideas that inspired the search for social justice and united movements throughout history.
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm DIY Protest Signs 
    Learn how to make a great sign that will shine far and wide at your next protest at a "DIY Protest Signs" event from 4-6pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. The Whatcom READS event is open to old hands, those new to activism, and everyone in between. Entry is free; materials will be provided.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.whatcomreads.org
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Take Me to Church 
    The iconic Betty Desire and the Panty Hoes present a weekly "Take Me to Church" drag production starting at 8pm at Rumors Cabaret, 1119 Railroad Ave. Entry is by donation; funds raised benefit community charities such as Northwest Youth Services, Safe for Free, and more.
    Rumors Cabaret :: http://www.rumorscabaret.com
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Monday, March 5 9 events
  • 8:00am Fairhaven Food Fest 
    Sample a variety of local cuisine and special menu items as part of the Fairhaven Food Fest taking place from Mon., March 5 to Sun., March 11 throughout the historic district. Participating locales include the Black Cat, Skylark's, Magdalena's Creperie, Fat Pie Pizza, Stones Throw Brewery, Keenan's, Shirlee Bird Cafe, Zane Burger, Whiskey's, Sweet Bellingham, Best Bud's Gaming Lounge, Colophon Cafe, Mount Bakery, Archer's, Fairhaven Pizza, Ovn, Gainsbarre, Galloway's, and the Filling Station. Get a coaster “passport” at your first dine. With a minimum of three stamps accumulated, you'll be eligible to enter a drawing for a $100 gift card to a participating restaurant of your choice.
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Avalanche Awareness 
    A rep from the Northwest Avalanche Center will focus on "Avalanche Awareness" at a free presentation starting at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. This session introduces and explains where and why avalanches occur and provides a basic approach to managing risk in the backcountry. Learn to access bulletins and weather reports, recognize basics signs of avalanche danger, and learn simple was to help avoid avalanche danger. Please register in advance.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Cuban Salsa 
    Rumba Northwest hosts a "Cuban Salsa for Beginners" class at 6pm at Bell Tower Studios, 1430 N. Garden St. At 7pm, a "Cuban Salsa Advanced" class takes place. Entry to the classes is $8 for regular students, $12 for drop-ins.
    Bell Tower Studios :: http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Small Plates of the World 
    Chef Jesse Otero helms a "Small Plates of the World: Basque Tapas" class from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. In addition to learning more about the fiercely independent spirit of the Basque region of Northern Spain, attendees can enjoy such distinctive dishes as mushroom empanadas, marinated tomato and prawn skewers, and lamb meatballs. Entry is $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Island Readers and Writers 
    Readers will share opinions about the books they are reading and/or discuss a book chosen for each month on the theme of "Resistance"—the subject of this year's Whatcom WRITES publication—at a monthly Island Readers and Writers meeting from 7-8:30pm at Lummi Island's Beach Store Cafe, 2200 N. Nugent Rd. Writers will have the opportunity to offer support for each other’s work.
    Beach Store Cafe :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Dahlia Cuttings 
    Join the Whatcom County Dahlia Society for a "Dahlia Cuttings" presentation at 7pm at Laurel Grange, 6172 Guide Meridian. Entry is free; refreshments and coffee will be provided.
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Salish Sea Early Music Festival 
    Hear 16th and 17th century Italian canzonas at tonight's Salish Sea Early Music Festival at 7:30pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. The quartet of flute, bassoon, violin and viola players will explore a unique language of expressive nuance from an all but forgotten musical era. Suggested donation is $15-$25 (free for those 18 and under).
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church :: http://www.salishseafestival.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Nooksack Nordic Ski Club Meeting 
    "Backcountry Spring Skiing on Lightweight Gear" will be the focus of a presentation by Ron Sawyer at tonight's Nooksack Nordic Ski Club meeting at 7:30pm at Garden Street Methodist Church, 1326 N. Garden St. Entry is free.
    Garden Street Methodist Church :: http://www.nooksacknordicskiclub.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
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Tuesday, March 6 8 events
  • All Day Fairhaven Food Fest 
    Sample a variety of local cuisine and special menu items as part of the Fairhaven Food Fest taking place from Mon., March 5 to Sun., March 11 throughout the historic district. Participating locales include the Black Cat, Skylark's, Magdalena's Creperie, Fat Pie Pizza, Stones Throw Brewery, Keenan's, Shirlee Bird Cafe, Zane Burger, Whiskey's, Sweet Bellingham, Best Bud's Gaming Lounge, Colophon Cafe, Mount Bakery, Archer's, Fairhaven Pizza, Ovn, Gainsbarre, Galloway's, and the Filling Station. Get a coaster “passport” at your first dine. With a minimum of three stamps accumulated, you'll be eligible to enter a drawing for a $100 gift card to a participating restaurant of your choice.
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Off the Shelf Book Club 
    Discuss Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette? at an Off the Shelf Book Club meeting from 1-2pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. All are welcome.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Not if but when 
    Parents, caregivers, educators or any adult with a child in their life are welcome to attend "Not If But When: Books for Young People About Death and Loss" from 6:15-7:45pm at the Lecture Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Panelists Marie Eaton, Sylvia Tag, and Thom Barthelmess will discuss books that can provide pathways to difficult conversations, and tips for introducing them to the young people in your life.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 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. In these darker months, be sure to bring a headlamp or flashlight.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Natural Fermentation 
    Learn the basics of making fresh and crunchy sauerkraut and kimchi when Ryan Peters leads a "Natural Fermentation" workshop at 6:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Participants will also learn about the health benefits of fermented foods. Entry is $5.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterwards.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Klee Wyck Journal 
    Author and artist Lou McKee shares stories and sketches from Klee Wyck Journal at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book follows her annual kayaking trip near Vancouver Island, where she and friends and family breath in the "wonder of untamed water and wilderness."
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 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, March 7 13 events
  • All Day Fairhaven Food Fest 
    Sample a variety of local cuisine and special menu items as part of the Fairhaven Food Fest taking place from Mon., March 5 to Sun., March 11 throughout the historic district. Participating locales include the Black Cat, Skylark's, Magdalena's Creperie, Fat Pie Pizza, Stones Throw Brewery, Keenan's, Shirlee Bird Cafe, Zane Burger, Whiskey's, Sweet Bellingham, Best Bud's Gaming Lounge, Colophon Cafe, Mount Bakery, Archer's, Fairhaven Pizza, Ovn, Gainsbarre, Galloway's, and the Filling Station. Get a coaster “passport” at your first dine. With a minimum of three stamps accumulated, you'll be eligible to enter a drawing for a $100 gift card to a participating restaurant of your choice.
  • 10:00am - 9:30pm Boynton Poetry Contest 
    The annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest is accepting submissions through March 31. Winning entries are displayed for a year on placards in front of the Bellingham Public Library, and inside Whatcom Transportation Authority buses that serve routes throughout Whatcom County. Winners will read their poems at a free awards ceremony on Thurs., May 17 at Bellingham Cruise Terminal. See submission guidelines online.
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Bellingham Music Club Concert 
    Winners of Bellingham Music Club's high school competitions will offer a program for viola, cello, tuba, oboe flute and bassoon at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1119 Texas St. The concert is free and open to the public.
    Trinity Lutheran Church :: http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Let's Do Lunch 
    Learn how to help your employees be healthier and keep the local economy happier with workplace Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares when Sustainable Connections offers the first of three "Let's Do Lunch" events at 12pm at their headquarters at 1701 Ellis St. Entry to the popular networking and education series is $10 (free for members) and includes a local lunch. Please RSVP, as space is limited.
    Sustainable Connections :: http://www.sustainableconnections.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Books and Tea 
    An Afternoon Books and Tea meeting takes place from 2-3:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Guest speaker Russell Deputch from Choice Bees will be part of the bee keeping theme for the month. Weather permitting, Deptuch will bring an observation hive to view honeybees up close and personal, but behind glass.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Everson Book Club 
    Alexander Fuller's Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight at an Everson Book Club meeting taking place from 3-4:30m at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Sign out a copy of the monthly selection, or bring a favorite book of your own.
    Everson Library :: (360) 366-5100
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Composting Class 
    Learn about the basics of food waste recycling, and how easy it is to manage worms indoors and out, at a free "Worms and Composting" class led by Blaine C.O.R.E. from 4-6pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Whether you use a compost bin or become a worm wrangler, this workshop will you started.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Green Drinks 
    Network with likeminded environmentally aware citizens at the month "Green Drinks" from 5-7pm at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 W. Holly St. Entry is free (beer is not). Please RSVP.
    Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen :: http://www.re-sources.org/greendrinks
  • 5:30pm - 8:00pm Boaters' Intro to Tides and Currents 
    Experienced local kayaker Ed Alm of the Community Boating Center provides strategies for making long crossings shorter and predicting the effects of the moon and weather on tidal and current patterns at a "Boater's Intro to Tides and Currents" happening from 5:30-8pm tonight and March 14 at REI, 400 36th St. Entry is $55.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Greg Gisbert Quintet 
    Renowned trumpeter Greg Gisbert will be joined by fellow trumpeter Kevin Woods, bassist Michael Glynn, pianist John Hansen, and drummer Julian MacDonough for a Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center concert at 7pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Admission will be $5-$20.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Birchwood Garden Club Meeting 
    Karen Chapman from Le Jardinet will be the featured speaker at the Birchwood Garden Club's monthly meeting from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Her talk will position foliage into three categories: Spotlight, highlight, and limelight. Entry is free and open to the public; membership is open to anyone in Whatcom or Skagit counties.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Scottish Country 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
  • 9:00pm - 11:00pm Menace on the Mic 
    Attend the inaugural "Menace on the Mic" Standup Comedy Night night starting at 9pm at Menace Brewing, 2529 Meridian St. The 21-and-older event will feature comedians Charlie Myers, Matt Benoit, Timmy Riney, James Miller, and Ryan Cuddihy. Entry is free.
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Thursday, March 8 22 events
  • All Day Fairhaven Food Fest 
    Sample a variety of local cuisine and special menu items as part of the Fairhaven Food Fest taking place from Mon., March 5 to Sun., March 11 throughout the historic district. Participating locales include the Black Cat, Skylark's, Magdalena's Creperie, Fat Pie Pizza, Stones Throw Brewery, Keenan's, Shirlee Bird Cafe, Zane Burger, Whiskey's, Sweet Bellingham, Best Bud's Gaming Lounge, Colophon Cafe, Mount Bakery, Archer's, Fairhaven Pizza, Ovn, Gainsbarre, Galloway's, and the Filling Station. Get a coaster “passport” at your first dine. With a minimum of three stamps accumulated, you'll be eligible to enter a drawing for a $100 gift card to a participating restaurant of your choice.
  • 7:30pm Beauty and the Beast 
    The Theater Arts Guild and Skagit Valley College will team up to present Disney’s much loved musical version of Beauty and the Beast for the final weekend at showings at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 1pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. In this Broadway hit, Belle, a young French girl, finds herself in an enchanted castle in the search for her father. She meets a talking candlestick, a stammering clock, and many other characters—including an angry beast that reigns over the castle. Tickets to the all-ages show are $20-$40.
    www.mcintyrehall.org :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:00pm DPS Improv Festival 
    College improv teams from around the Pacific Northwest and Western Washington University's Dead Parrots Society will perform as part of a DPS Improv Festival at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at the school's Old Main Theater. Tickets are $4. At 8pm Friday, special guests from the Upright Citizens Brigade and featured performer Mary Holland will share their talents at the Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Tickets are $10-$15.
    Old Main Theater, Performing Arts Center :: http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:00pm The Odd Couple 
    See two different versions of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple this weekend at 7pm showings Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The the casts vary, with the male version taking place in the 1960s (PG), and the female one happening in the 1980s (PG-13). Tickets are $8-$10.
    Bellingham High School :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 10:00am Mark Bergsma Retrospective 
    Peruse Mark Bergsma's "Celebrating 40 Years Behind the Camera" from 10am-6pm Thursday through Saturday at Bellingham Frameworks, 1415 Cornwall Ave. The acclaimed photographer of Pacific Northwest scenes will be present to discuss the locations and techniques used for hundreds of prints that will be for sale at heavily discounted prices.
    Bellingham Frameworks :: http://www.markbergsma.com
  • 1:00pm Whatcom Reads! with Sunil Yapa 
    As part of the culmination of Whatcom READS, Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist author Sunil Yapa will visit Whatcom County from March 8-10 for a number of free events. Highlights include a book discussion from 1-3pm Thurs., March 8 at the Ferndale Library; "Digging Deeper" at 7pm March 8 at the Deming Library; "An Afternoon with Sunil Yapa" from 1-3pm Fri., March 9 at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal; "An Evening with Sunil Yapa" at 7pm March 9 at the Mount Baker Theatre; and "The Art and Craft of Writing" at 2pm Sat., March 10 at WWU's Wilson Library.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.whatcomreads.org
  • 9:00am - 11:00am Fisheries Career Fair 
    Students and community members hunting for jobs can attend the first of Bellingham Technical College's four spring career fairs at a Fisheries Career Fair from 9-11am at BTC's Perry Center, 1600 C St. (in Maritime Heritage Park). This free event will offer students and job seekers an opportunity to connect with representatives from local and regional businesses and discuss career and employment opportunities. Attendees are encouraged to dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes.
    Perry Center :: http://www.btc.edu
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Basket Artists Discussion 
    Basket makers Lisa Telford and Lanny Bergner will be part of a Museum Advocates event, "Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Two Basket Artists Discuss Their Artwork," at 12pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Both Telford and Bergner are included in the "Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America" exhibition on view in the Lightcatcher Building. Entry is free.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Propagating Perennials 
    "Learn How to Divide and Propagate Perennials" will be the focus of a workshop with longtime Master Gardener Karen Gilliam from 12-1:30pm at the Community Healthy Connections Room at the Community Food Co-op, 405 Holly St. She will give tips on producing new plants from older ones, and advice on how to get the "babies" off to a good start. Entry is free.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.mastergardener.wsu.edu
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Skagit Valley Writers League Meeting 
    Creative writing instructor Susan Colleen Browne focuses on "Mindfulness for Writers: Tips and Tools to Increase Your Focus and Productivity" at a Skagit Valley Writers League meeting from 1-3pm at the Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland Ave. Please register in advance for the free event.
    Mount Vernon Senior Center :: http://www.skagitwriters.org
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm English Country Dancing 
    Attend English Country Dancing classes from 1:30-3pm Thursdays at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. No experience or partner is necessary.
    Bellingham Senior Activity Center :: (360) 384-2674
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Cook it and Book It 
    Students in grades 4-7 can meet up for cooking and book-related fun at a monthly "Cook It and Book It" gathering from 3:30-5pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. If whipping up something tasty to eat and talking about books interests your kids, have them check it out.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm Happy Hour Thursdays 
    Participating bars and restaurants will offer special happy hour menus as part of Downtown Bellingham Partnership's "Happy Hour Thursdays" from 4-7pm Thursdays through March in the urban core. Each locale—including Bayou on Bay, Black Sheep, Camber, Casa Que Pasa, Cosmos, Grand Avenue Alehouse, Horseshoe Cafe, Hundred North, La Fiamma, the Local, Old World Deli, the Orion, the Racket, Redlight, Rook & Rogue, Uisce, and Vinostrology—will feature $6 craft cocktails, $5 wines, $4 beers and half off appetizers.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Jazz Jam 
    The Jazz Project's Jud Sherwood hosts a rotating house trio featuring top-flight local and regional musicians at a Jazz Jam happening from 5:30-8:30pm Thursdays at Illuminati Brewing, 3950 Hammer Dr., Suite 101. Entry is free.
    Illuminati Brewing :: http://www.jazzproject.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Olive Oil 101 
    Ross Driscoll, owner of Drizzle Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting Room, leads a "Learn About Olive Oil" presentation at 6pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. At the free event, Driscoll will focus on how olive oil is made, what to look for when buying it, and proper tasting techniques.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Pub Run 
    Attend a weekly Pub Run starting at 6pm at BBay Running, 1431 N. State St. The 3- to 5-mile runs are open to all levels and abilities of runners, and BBay ambassadors guide each pace group. Tonight's run will follow along Whatcom Creek, ending at the Copper Hog. Entry is free.
    BBay Running :: http://www.bbayrunning.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Chuckanut Radio Hour 
    Kate Moore, bestselling author of The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women, will be the featured author at the live taping of the monthly Chuckanut Radio Hour at 6:30pm at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theater, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. The variety show will also include poetry by Kevin Murphy, serial radio comedy, groaner jokes by hosts Paul Hanson and Kelly Evert, and announcer Rich Donnelly. Entry is $5.
    Heiner Theater :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Tour de France 
    Karina Davidson will share some of her favorite recipes at a "Tour de France" class taking place from 6:30-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $55 and includes a choice of wine or non-alcoholic beverage.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Winter Birds of the Salish Sea 
    Join the Skagit Audubon Society for "Winter Birds of the Salish Sea" at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. The one-hour presentation details the history of the sea, examining the geology and biodiversity of the body of water shared by British Columbia and Washington. Entry is free and open to all.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm 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 Astronomy Meeting 
    The Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers will meet from 7-9pm at Ferndale’s Whatcom Educational Credit Union, 5659 Barrett Rd. Use I-5 exit 262. The scheduled presentation topic is “The Life of Stars.” Entry is free and open to all.
    Whatcom Educational Credit Union :: http://www.whatcomastronomy.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Sikh History Talk 
    Join the Whatcom County Historical Society for "The History of Whatcom County's Sikh Community" from 7:30-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. County Council member and business owner Satpal Sidhu and local historian Paul Englesberg will lead the event. They are both involved in the Arch of Healing and Reconciliation monument in front of Bellingham City Hall. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
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Friday, March 9 13 events
  • All Day Fairhaven Food Fest 
    Sample a variety of local cuisine and special menu items as part of the Fairhaven Food Fest taking place from Mon., March 5 to Sun., March 11 throughout the historic district. Participating locales include the Black Cat, Skylark's, Magdalena's Creperie, Fat Pie Pizza, Stones Throw Brewery, Keenan's, Shirlee Bird Cafe, Zane Burger, Whiskey's, Sweet Bellingham, Best Bud's Gaming Lounge, Colophon Cafe, Mount Bakery, Archer's, Fairhaven Pizza, Ovn, Gainsbarre, Galloway's, and the Filling Station. Get a coaster “passport” at your first dine. With a minimum of three stamps accumulated, you'll be eligible to enter a drawing for a $100 gift card to a participating restaurant of your choice.
  • 7:00pm Singin' in the Rain 
    Lynden High School Performing Arts presents showings of Singin' in the Rain at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at Lynden Middle School's Judson Hall, 516 Main St. The show is directed by Tina Miller and choreographed by Ashlie Blaske, and features songs like "Good Mornin'" and "Make Em Laugh." Tickets will be $5-$10 at the door.
  • 8:00pm Adventures and Brawls 
    Through March, audience members can help decide what happens next at improvised showings of "Choose Your Own Adventure" at 8pm Fridays and Saturdays at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "Backyard Brawl," which pits two teams of improvisers against on another in a "short form improv slugfest." Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day Beauty and the Beast 
    The Theater Arts Guild and Skagit Valley College will team up to present Disney’s much loved musical version of Beauty and the Beast for the final weekend at showings at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 1pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. In this Broadway hit, Belle, a young French girl, finds herself in an enchanted castle in the search for her father. She meets a talking candlestick, a stammering clock, and many other characters—including an angry beast that reigns over the castle. Tickets to the all-ages show are $20-$40.
    www.mcintyrehall.org :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • All Day The Odd Couple 
    See two different versions of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple this weekend at 7pm showings Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The the casts vary, with the male version taking place in the 1960s (PG), and the female one happening in the 1980s (PG-13). Tickets are $8-$10.
    Bellingham High School :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • All Day DPS Improv Festival 
    College improv teams from around the Pacific Northwest and Western Washington University's Dead Parrots Society will perform as part of a DPS Improv Festival at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at the school's Old Main Theater. Tickets are $4. At 8pm Friday, special guests from the Upright Citizens Brigade and featured performer Mary Holland will share their talents at the Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Tickets are $10-$15.
    Old Main Theater, Performing Arts Center :: http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • All Day Mark Bergsma Retrospective 
    Peruse Mark Bergsma's "Celebrating 40 Years Behind the Camera" from 10am-6pm Thursday through Saturday at Bellingham Frameworks, 1415 Cornwall Ave. The acclaimed photographer of Pacific Northwest scenes will be present to discuss the locations and techniques used for hundreds of prints that will be for sale at heavily discounted prices.
    Bellingham Frameworks :: http://www.markbergsma.com
  • All Day Whatcom Reads! with Sunil Yapa 
    As part of the culmination of Whatcom READS, Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist author Sunil Yapa will visit Whatcom County from March 8-10 for a number of free events. Highlights include a book discussion from 1-3pm Thurs., March 8 at the Ferndale Library; "Digging Deeper" at 7pm March 8 at the Deming Library; "An Afternoon with Sunil Yapa" from 1-3pm Fri., March 9 at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal; "An Evening with Sunil Yapa" at 7pm March 9 at the Mount Baker Theatre; and "The Art and Craft of Writing" at 2pm Sat., March 10 at WWU's Wilson Library.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.whatcomreads.org
  • 7:30pm Eurydice 
    Experience the myth of Orpheus from the perspective of his wife when Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice shows at 7:30pm Friday, and 2pm Saturday at the Miller Hall Collaborative Space on the Western Washington University campus. Tickets to see the adaptation are $5-$7.
    Miller Hall Collaborative Space :: http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30-11am every Friday in March at Whatcom Falls Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Whatcom Falls Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 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
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm WWU Jazz Ensembles 
    Attend a free "WWU Jazz Ensembles" performance at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. All are welcome.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
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Saturday, March 10 38 events
  • All Day Fairhaven Food Fest 
    Sample a variety of local cuisine and special menu items as part of the Fairhaven Food Fest taking place from Mon., March 5 to Sun., March 11 throughout the historic district. Participating locales include the Black Cat, Skylark's, Magdalena's Creperie, Fat Pie Pizza, Stones Throw Brewery, Keenan's, Shirlee Bird Cafe, Zane Burger, Whiskey's, Sweet Bellingham, Best Bud's Gaming Lounge, Colophon Cafe, Mount Bakery, Archer's, Fairhaven Pizza, Ovn, Gainsbarre, Galloway's, and the Filling Station. Get a coaster “passport” at your first dine. With a minimum of three stamps accumulated, you'll be eligible to enter a drawing for a $100 gift card to a participating restaurant of your choice.
  • 8:30am PhotoLush 
    Workshops, networking opportunities, a print competition, presentatations on business, art and technique, and more will be part of the annual "PhotoLush" starting at 8:30am Saturday at Baker Creek Place, 1650 Baker Creek Place. Entry is $150 and includes entrance to all events and dinner on Saturday. One-day passes are also available. The event is open to all professional and hobbyist photographers.
    Baker Creek Place :: http://www.photolush.com
  • 2:30pm Birding for Kids 
    Skagit Guided Adventures offers a fun and easy way to introduce kids to identifying and learning about the birds of winter at "Birding for Kids: An 'I Spy Adventure' in Skagit Valley" from 2:30-4:30pm Saturdays and Sundays through March 18. Fees vary. Proceeds sponsor Birding for Latino Kids.
    Skagit County :: (360) 474-7479 or http://www.skagitguidedadventures.com
  • All Day Singin' in the Rain 
    Lynden High School Performing Arts presents showings of Singin' in the Rain at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at Lynden Middle School's Judson Hall, 516 Main St. The show is directed by Tina Miller and choreographed by Ashlie Blaske, and features songs like "Good Mornin'" and "Make Em Laugh." Tickets will be $5-$10 at the door.
  • 8:00pm Adventures and Brawls 
    Through March, audience members can help decide what happens next at improvised showings of "Choose Your Own Adventure" at 8pm Fridays and Saturdays at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "Backyard Brawl," which pits two teams of improvisers against on another in a "short form improv slugfest." Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm Beauty and the Beast 
    The Theater Arts Guild and Skagit Valley College will team up to present Disney’s much loved musical version of Beauty and the Beast for the final weekend at showings at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 1pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. In this Broadway hit, Belle, a young French girl, finds herself in an enchanted castle in the search for her father. She meets a talking candlestick, a stammering clock, and many other characters—including an angry beast that reigns over the castle. Tickets to the all-ages show are $20-$40.
    www.mcintyrehall.org :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:00pm DPS Improv Festival 
    College improv teams from around the Pacific Northwest and Western Washington University's Dead Parrots Society will perform as part of a DPS Improv Festival at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at the school's Old Main Theater. Tickets are $4. At 8pm Friday, special guests from the Upright Citizens Brigade and featured performer Mary Holland will share their talents at the Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Tickets are $10-$15.
    Old Main Theater, Performing Arts Center :: http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:00pm The Odd Couple 
    See two different versions of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple this weekend at 7pm showings Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The the casts vary, with the male version taking place in the 1960s (PG), and the female one happening in the 1980s (PG-13). Tickets are $8-$10.
    Bellingham High School :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 10:00am Mark Bergsma Retrospective 
    Peruse Mark Bergsma's "Celebrating 40 Years Behind the Camera" from 10am-6pm Thursday through Saturday at Bellingham Frameworks, 1415 Cornwall Ave. The acclaimed photographer of Pacific Northwest scenes will be present to discuss the locations and techniques used for hundreds of prints that will be for sale at heavily discounted prices.
    Bellingham Frameworks :: http://www.markbergsma.com
  • 1:00pm Whatcom Reads! with Sunil Yapa 
    As part of the culmination of Whatcom READS, Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist author Sunil Yapa will visit Whatcom County from March 8-10 for a number of free events. Highlights include a book discussion from 1-3pm Thurs., March 8 at the Ferndale Library; "Digging Deeper" at 7pm March 8 at the Deming Library; "An Afternoon with Sunil Yapa" from 1-3pm Fri., March 9 at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal; "An Evening with Sunil Yapa" at 7pm March 9 at the Mount Baker Theatre; and "The Art and Craft of Writing" at 2pm Sat., March 10 at WWU's Wilson Library.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.whatcomreads.org
  • 7:30pm Eurydice 
    Experience the myth of Orpheus from the perspective of his wife when Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice shows at 7:30pm Friday, and 2pm Saturday at the Miller Hall Collaborative Space on the Western Washington University campus. Tickets to see the adaptation are $5-$7.
    Miller Hall Collaborative Space :: http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm NSEA Work Party 
    Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Society for a Work Party to plant native trees and shrubs from 9am-12pm along Squalicum Creek. Volunteers will meet at NSEA's headquarters at 3057 E. Bakerview Road and be shuttled to the work site. Tools, gloves and snacks will be provided.
    Squalicum Creek :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 9:00am - 10:30am Worm Composting and the Soil Food Web 
    Learn how to feed your soil throughout the year using materials from your own kitchen and garden at a "Worm Composting and the Soil Food Web" presentation at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Register in advance for the free primer.
    Garden Spot Nursery :: http://www.garden-spot.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Winter Farmers Market 
    Peruse and purchase locally sourced food and crafts from area vendors at the Anacortes Farmers Market's third Winter Market of the season from 9am-2pm at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. An additional markets happens April 14 before the season opens on weekly basis in early May.
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Pruning 101 
    Learn why and how to prune depending on the growth habits of trees and bushes, as well as how to get overgrown trees back into shape, at a "Pruning 101" workshop presented by Blaine C.O.R.E. from 10am-12pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Entry is free.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Planters and Planting 
    Basket designer Laura Campbell leads a "Design a Garden Chair" workshop from 10am-12pm in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Entry is $85 (includes vines, infrastructure and expert guidance). From 11am-12pm, attend "Landscaping Basics: Right Plant, Right Place." Entry is $8. Reservations are required for both classes.
    Christianson's Nursery :: http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Sumas Writers Group 
    Aspiring writers can join the Sumas Writers Group to improve writing techniques, get feedback and gain information on how to get work published from 10-11am at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. All writing styles are welcome. Can't make it every month? No problem-come when you are able.
    Sumas Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Award Winning Book Club 
    Whatcom READS! author Sunil Yapa's Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist will be the focus of an Award-Winning Book Club meeting from 10:30am -12pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm Vintage Fashion Show 
    Join the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for a Vintage Fashion Show from 12-3pm at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 4250 Mitchell Way. Entry is $35 (includes lunch). Please reserve seats in advance.
    Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites :: (360) 743-0444
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm Bellingham Bike Swap 
    Choose from used and new bikes for all shapes and sizes and hundreds of gear and clothing options at a Bellingham Bike Swap happening from 12-5pm at the Mountain Room at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. If you'd like to sell your gear, sign up in advance, as space is limited. A portion of the funds raised during the event will support Shifting Gears' programs, which helps individuals break down barriers that prevent them from recreating.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.letsshiftgears.com
  • 12:30pm - 4:30pm Tax Help Available 
    The AARP Tax-Aide program will provide free tax preparation services today from 12:30-4:30pm at Bellingham's First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. On weekdays through mid-April, the service will take place from 3:30-6:30pm. A Spanish-language interpreter will be available on Wednesdays and Saturdays. See guidelines on the Bellingham Public Library's website.
    First Congregational Church :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Boating and Weather Workshop 
    Local weather guru Bob Jacobson shares his knowledge and tales on weather forecasting and how weather can affect small boat outing plans at a Community Boating Center workshop focused on a "Boaters's Intro to Understanding PNW Weather" from 1-3pm at REI, 400 36th St. This seminar includes tips on where to find weather forecasts, how to read forecasts, how incoming weather, along with tides, currents, and topography, affect the water conditions, and how to safely plan your own outings on the water using trustworthy weather resources. Entry is $20.
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Discover the World of Weaving 
    "Discover the World of Weaving" will be the focus of a Whatcom Weavers Guild event taking place from 1-4pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Weaving demos, hands-on experiences, a "make and take" project and a display of woven works by guild members will be part of the free event. Entry is free.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Rough Cut 
    Filmmaker and author Rick Wood leads a presentation dubbed "Rough Cut: Lessons from Endangered Species" from 2-3pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Wood chronicled endangered species for the past six years and has tales of tragedies and triumphs that shed light on the state of the environment and our hopes to repair damages already done. Entry to the family-friendly show is free.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Native Plants & Birds 
    Discover the benefits of growing native plants in your yard for birds, bees, bugs and beauty when members of the North Cascades Audubon Society lead a "Native Plants and Birds" presentation from 2-3pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court, Gate 2. Entry is free.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Skagit Topic 
    Furniture artist Stuart Welch will lead "Skagit Topic: Everything You Wanted to Know About Wooden Furniture" from 2-4pm at La Conner's Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. 4th St. The related exhibit shows through May 13.
    Skagit County Historical Museum :: http://www.skagitcouny.net/museum
  • 3:00pm - 9:00pm Haynie Opry 
    Matt Audette and the Circle of Friends Band will perform traditional country music and tributes to Mel Tillis, Fats Domino, and Don Williams at a Haynie Opry concert at 7pm at Blaine's Haynie Grange, 3344 Haynie Rd. Special guest Marcia Kester will also perform a tribute to Patsy Cline. Show up at 3pm for a Gospel Matinee. Tickets at the door are $5 for the early show, $10 for the later (kids under 12 can attend for free).
    Haynie Grange :: (360) 366-3321
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Backyard Fairies 
    Bellingham-based children's book author and illustrator Phoebe Wahl shares her new book, Backyard Fairies, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In the tome, a determined girl hearses tirelessly for the magical creatures she's sure live in the woods beyond her garden.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 4:30pm - 6:30pm Grapes of Daff 
    As part of the La Conner Daffodil Festival, attend “Grapes of Daff” from 4:30-6:30pm at Maple Hall, 104 Commercial. At the event, 10 wineries (and maybe a meadery) will pour samples, and there will be live music, a silent auction and a talk about the state of wine in Washington and Skagit County wineries with Bri Ewing from Washington State University. Entry to the 21-and-older event is $5 and includes a glass of wine.
  • 5:00pm - 10:00pm An Affair to Remember 
    The Alzheimer Society of Washington will host its seventh annual "An Affair to Remember" fundraiser from 5-10pm at the Bellingham Golf & Country Club, 3729 Meridian St . Tickets to the masquerade gala are $75 and include dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions.
    Bellingham Golf & Country Club :: http://www.alzsociety.org
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Fidalgo DanceWorks' Glitzy Gala 
    Help support Fidalgo DanceWork's mission of excellence in dance education and performance for all at a "Glitzy Gala: A Night on the Red Carpet" event starting at 5pm at the Anacortes Port Transit Shed, 100 Commercial Ave. Tickets are $65. A celebrity dance-off, dance performances and an auction will be part of the festivities.
    Anacortes Port Transit Shed :: http://www.fidalgodanceworks.org
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Roller Betties Pre-Season Bout 
    The Bellingham Roller Betties will gear up for their 11th season with an annual pre-season bout at 5:30pm at Lynden Skateway, 421 Judson St. The evening features a doubleheader: Red Riot vs Black Death and Blunt Force Trauma vs Wine Country Crushers. Entry is $6 for kids, $10 for adults (free for kids 7 and under).
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm Irish Dinner and Silent Auction 
    Get your green on and join Meals on Wheels and More for the third annual Irish Dinner and Silent Auction from 5:30-9pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Attendees will enjoy a traditional feast of corned beef and cabbage, and there will be Celtic music by Drowsy Maggie, local brews from Boundary Bay, a silent auction, photo booth and more. (P.S. A vegetarian option will be available. Tickets are $50; proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels and More, a program of the Whatcom Council on Aging.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.wccoa.org
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance 
    The Alphabeats will provide the tunes at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's Contra Dance happening from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $6 for students, $8-$10 general.
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Bellingham Chamber Music Society 
    The Bellingham Chamber Music Society will kick off its fifth season with a "Between Two Worlds" concert with the BJ Block Trio and Fifth Inversion Wind Quintet at 7:30pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The performance will feature classical works reinterpreted from a jazz perspective, and original jazz compositions arranged for woodwinds and rhythm section to create a unique, ambient blend of these two worlds. Tickets are $5-$15.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.bellinghamchambermusic.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Gobsmacked! 
    Heart-stopping vocals and jaw-dropping beatboxing will result in an a capella spectacular when "Gobsmacked!" takes the stage at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Featuring reigning world champion beatboxer Ball-Zee and an international cast of world-class vocalists, the show weaves stories through all forms of a cappella—making for a funny, joyful and uplifting show for all ages. Tickets are $27.50-$55.50.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm An Evening with Blaine Wetzel 
    All are welcome to attend "An Evening with Blaine Wetzel" from 7:30-9pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent St. Wetzel—the award-winning chef at the Willows, is committed to island and locally-sourced ingredients and the traditions of farm-to-table preparation. Wetzel’s food is said to bring diners into an intimate relationship with the landscape he loves, allowing you to touch, taste, see, and smell the ocean, the coastal lands, and the soft gray light on the water. Entry is free.
    Lummi Island Library :: (360) 758-7145
  • 9:30pm - 10:30pm Manouche NW Concert Series 
    As part of the Manouche NW concert series, enjoy an evening of gypsy jazz, swing and bebop with Victor Horky's Silk Road Swing from 7:30-9:30pm at the Unity Spiritual Center, 1095 Telegraph Rd. Christian van Hemert will be the featured musician, and Nuages will host. Entry is $15; proceeds benefit the Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center.
    Unity Spiritual Center :: (360) 961-1559
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