Week of March 18, 2018

Sunday, March 18 10 events
  • All Day Daffodil Festival 
    The fourth annual La Conner Daffodil Festival continues through March 31 in and around La Conner and the Skagit Valley.
    La Conner and the Skagit Valley :: http://www.lovelaconner.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 the final weekend of "Birding for Kids: An 'I Spy Adventure' in Skagit Valley" from 2:30-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday. Fees vary.
    Skagit Valley :: (360) 474-7479 or http://www.skagitguidedadventures.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Community Breakfast 
    Eggs to order, omelets, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes and French toast can be had at a Community Breakfast taking place from 8-11am in Sedro-Woolley at American Legion Post #43, 701 Murdock St. Entry is $5 for kids, $7 for adults.
    American Legion Post #43 :: http://www.sedro-woolley.com
  • 8:30am - 11:00am 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 - 3:00pm Leprechaun Daze Classic Car Show 
    View a variety of classic cars when the Fourth Corner Elites Car Club presents its annual "Leprechaun Daze Car Show" from 10am-3pm in the parking lot at Hardware Sales, 2034 James St. Entry is free for visitors; $10 for those who want to show off their classic rides.
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Pause with the Whatcom Chorale 
    "Pause" will be the theme of a Whatcom Chorale concert at 3pm at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham, 2401 Cornwall Ave. The program includes “Frostiana,” Randall Thompson’s evocative settings of Robert Frost poems; selections from Franz Joseph Haydn’s oratorio “Die Jahreszeiten;" Pietro Mascagni’s “Anthem for Spring;" and local composer Henry From’s setting of Orazguly Annaev’s poem “Self-Portrait.” Vocalist Aaron McInnis—a 17-year-old high school senior—will be the featured soloist. Tickets are $5-$20.
    First Congregational Church of Bellingham :: http://www.whatcomchorale.org
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival 
    Kamuela Kahoana, Paul Togioka, Dwight Kanae, Bobby Moderow, Stephen Inglis, David Gans, and Anela Lauren will be the featured musicians at a Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival concert at 3pm in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Additionally, hula dance will be performed by Halau Hula O Lono NW. Tickets are $25.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Underground Reading 
    An Underground Writing group reading from the What No One Ever Tells You anthology begins at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The collection of student writings also includes a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-Winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, a list of resources, and micro-essays by teaching writers. Underground Writing is a literature-based creative writing program serving migrant, incarcerated, recovery and other at-risk communities in Northern Washington through literary engagement and personal restoration.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Way North Comedy Showcase 
    Four of the Pacific Northwest's best comics will perform at the Way North Comedy Showcase at 7pm at Mount Vernon's Farmstrong Brewing, 110 Steward Rd. Clay Christofferson will host, and an open mic will follow (sign up on the Facebook event page). Entry to Skagit Valley's premier monthly comedy show is free; please be 18 or over. Food trucks will also be on site.
  • 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 19 5 events
  • All Day Daffodil Festival 
    The fourth annual La Conner Daffodil Festival continues through March 31 in and around La Conner and the Skagit Valley.
    La Conner and the Skagit Valley :: http://www.lovelaconner.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 - 8:00pm The Buzz on Blueberry Pollination 
    Lisa DeVetter of WSU will focus on "The Buzz on Blueberry Pollination" at a 6:30pm presentation at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. DeVetter has been researching ways to promote pollination in blueberries and has found a few strategies growers can employ to enhance pollination and subsequent yields. Entry is free.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Cookbook Club 
    "French Cooking" will be the theme of a Ferndale Cookbook Club meeting from 6:30-8pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Come ready to share your dish and discuss the cookbook you used. Suggested titled include Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking and Le French Oven by Hillary Davis.
    Ferndale Library :: http://www.wcls.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 20 11 events
  • All Day Daffodil Festival 
    The fourth annual La Conner Daffodil Festival continues through March 31 in and around La Conner and the Skagit Valley.
    La Conner and the Skagit Valley :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Citizenship Session 
    Do you have a green card? Do you want to learn more about the process of becoming a United States citizen? If so, join a free "U.S. Citizenship 101" session at 6pm at Blaine United Church, 885 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.
    Blaine United Church :: http://www.whatcomliteracy.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Artist Demo 
    Attend a low-key "Artist Demo" painting workshop with acrylic painter Neal Cronic from 6-7:30pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Talk with Cronic while an acrylic painting is being constructed and learn about creating a background using a wash technique, making clouds and more. Feel free to bring painting materials of your own and join in.
    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.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Masa and Mole 
    A "Masa and Mole" demonstration class begins at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. The class includes a light/medium dinner's worth of food, but you may want to have snack before it starts. Entry is $68.
    Ciao Thyme :: http://www.ciaothyme.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Park Foundation Particulars 
    "Little Mountain Park and Mount Vernon Parks Foundation" will be the focus of a talk by Peter Wheeler at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Wheeler will provide information about the Trail Builders and the newly funded Heart of the Park (HOP) project, and much more. Entry is free.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 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 Jakey's Fork 
    Retired attorney and lobbyist Richard Little reads from his new book of short fiction, Jakey's Fork: A River's Journey, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In the tome, Little sees rivers as pathways of history. What are their legacies? Hang out with Butch Cassidy, Sitting Bull, Teddy Roosevelt, and others to find out.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Intro to Improv 
    Attend a free workshop focusing on play, creativity, storytelling and fun at a "Learn to Think on Your Feet" introductory improv class from 7-9pm at Improv Playworks, 1011 Girard St. All levels are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Please register in advance.
    Improv Playworks :: 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Books on Tap 
    Deming Library staff Erin Suda and Katrina Carabba will helm a "Books on Tap" gathering from 7-8:30pm at the North Fork Brewery, 6186 Mt. Baker Hwy. Gabor Mate's In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction will be the focus of discussion.
    North Fork Brewery :: (360) 592-2422
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm 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 21 11 events
  • 8:00am 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.
  • 10:00am Daffodil Festival 
    The fourth annual La Conner Daffodil Festival continues through March 31 in and around La Conner and the Skagit Valley.
    La Conner and the Skagit Valley :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Starting Your Vegetable Garden 
    Learn about choosing the right plant for the right place, fertilizers, microclimates, soil tests and amendments, seed starting, companion planting, mulching, composting and pest controls when Blaine C.O.R.E. hosts a free "Starting Your Vegetable Garden" class from 4-6pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. If you can't make it today, the class repeats from 10am-12pm Sat., March 24.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 4:00pm - 9:00pm MVHS Spring Concerts 
    Mount Vernon High School student musicians will perform at Spring Concerts at 4pm and 7pm at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Under the direction of Jesus Gomez, Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Men’s Choir, and Synergy will present a varied program of choral works. Admission is pay what you wish—getting tickets in advance is recommended.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Mt. Baker Beekeepers Meeting 
    Attend a "Bee-ginners Chat" before the Mt. Baker Beekeepers Association's monthly meeting at 6pm at the Rainier Room at the Gateway Centre, 1313 E. Maple St. At 7pm, the regular meeting will begin. Speakers and demos are typically part of the event.
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm 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
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Weed Talk 
    "Herbicide for Herb Robert?" will be the focus of a Washington Native Plant Society presentation by WSU "weed scientist" Tim Miller from 7-9pm at RE Store's Sustainable Living Center, 2309 Meridian St. At the free event, Miller will discuss results from trials he conducted on herbicides for Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum).
    Sustainable Living Center :: http://www.wnpskoma.org/meetings
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Think & Drink 
    "The Long March: Measuring Black American Progress Since 1968" will be the focus of a Think & Drink event at 7pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. The gatherings are casual hosted conversations on provocative topics in bars and tasting rooms, presented by nonprofit Humanities Washington. Global Peaceful Paths director Joy Wiggins will moderate the discussion with author Clyde Ford and Dr. Vernon Damani Johnson. Entry is free; please register in advance.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.brownpapertickets.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Jonathan Doyle Quartet 
    Port Townsend-based clarinetist, saxophonist, composer and arranger Jonathan Doyle will be joined by drummer Julian MacDonough, bassist Michael Glynn, and pianist John Hansen for a Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center concert at 7pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $5-$10.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Whiskey 
    Bruce Holbert reads from his new book of fiction, Whiskey, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tale focuses on two brothers, their parents, three wrecked marriages and a "dark and hard-earned grace" among the harsh landscape of America's northwestern border.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 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
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Thursday, March 22 16 events
  • 10:00am Daffodil Festival 
    The fourth annual La Conner Daffodil Festival continues through March 31 in and around La Conner and the Skagit Valley.
    La Conner and the Skagit Valley :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • All Day 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.
  • 12:00pm - 2:30pm World Water Day Beach Cleanup 
    Celebrate World Water Day by taking part in a Beach Cleanup with Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures and RE Sources from 12-2:30pm at Locust Beach, 3161 Locust Ave. Follow up by sorting the marine debris and recording data. Trash bags and gloves provided. Please dress appropriately for March weather and walking along the beach.
    Locust Beach :: http://www.re-sources.org
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm Toward Zero Waste Workshop 
    Join Sustainable Connections for a Toward Zero Waste Workshop focused on "Restaurant Strategies for Safely Donating Prepared Foods" from 1:30-2:30pm at Kombucha Town's Culture Cafe, 201 E. Chestnut St. The free event is the first in a series of waste-reduction workshops for businesses and the public. Space is limited, so please RSVP.
    Kombucha Town's Culture Cafe :: http://www.sustainableconnections.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
  • 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, 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
  • 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
  • 5:30pm - 8:00pm Trivia Thursday 
    Teams of as many as six can win prizes and impress their friends at "Trivia Thursday" events hosted by Aireekah from 5:30-8pm at Trove Coffee, 228 N. Samish Way. Entry fee for each participant is $2.
    Trove Coffee :: http://www.trovecoffee.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Incognito 
    The unconventional dinner series known as "Incognito" begins at 6pm at the Ciao Thyme Commons, 207 Unity St. Entry is $82 to the six-course dinner featuring seasonal ingredients that are often a surprise until you experience them at the table.
    Ciao Thyme Commons :: http://www.ciaothyme.com
  • 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. Entry is free.
    BBay Running :: http://www.bbayrunning.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm South Fork Exploration 
    As part of a Project NeighborShare series, learn more aobut exploring the area's outdoor treasures by attending "Exploring the South Fork" from 6:30-8pm at Deming's Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 Valley Hwy. These free presentations enable neighbors from various walks of life and locales in the eastern Whatcom County foothills to share their expertise and learn from one another while enjoying a bountiful buffet provided by area eateries.
    Van Zandt Community Hall :: southforkvalley@aol.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Crown Jewel Wilderness 
    Lauren Danner shares the book Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The expansive park celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and the book offers the first comprehensive account of its creation—a narrative that involves more than a decade of grassroots activism and political maneuvering. The story includes the unprecedented turn of events that left the National Park Service and United States Forest Service working side by side.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Fitness Forum 
    Seasoned ultra-runners and Team RunRun coaches Matt Urbanski, Mark Cliggett, and Yvonne Naughton will talk about "How to Crush Your 100-Mile Race" at a Fitness Forum at 7:15pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The discussion panel will be led by Bellingham local and Team RunRun coach Max Antush. Entry is free.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 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
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Havilah Rand House Concert 
    Award-winning singer and songwriter Havilah Rand will be joined by cellist Anna Arvan for a "House Concert" at 7:30pm at the Chuckanut Center, 103 N. Chuckanut Dr. Expect to hear melodically lush, groove-infused Americana. Suggested donation is $10-$25 at the door. Seating is limited.
    Chuckanut Center :: http://www.havilahmusic.com
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Friday, March 23 11 events
  • All Day Daffodil Festival 
    The fourth annual La Conner Daffodil Festival continues through March 31 in and around La Conner and the Skagit Valley.
    La Conner and the Skagit Valley :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 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 The Book of Moron 
    Buckle up for a hilarious joyride over the pot-holed highways of cultural hypocrisy when Robert Dubac's Off-Broadway hit, The Book of Moron, shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The fast-paced, politically smart production touches on everything from sex to race, religion, politics and the media. Tickets are $50-$60.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 8:00am 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.
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm Women's Conference Registration Deadline 
    Today is the final day to register for the "She Leads Me" Women's Conference taking place from 9am-4:30pm Fri.,. March 30 at the Bellwether Ballroom, 1 Bellwether Way. The conference emphasizes leadership in all areas of life, including business, wellness, relationships and personal finance. The event is being organized by Whatcom County native Heather Simpson, who wants to empower women to reach their goals and also bring them together to mentor and support each other. Entry is $197-$250.
    Bellwether Ballroom :: http://www.sheleadsme.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 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
  • 5:00pm - 8:30pm Fourth Friday Art Walk 
    Attend the monthly Fourth Friday Art Walk from 5-8:30pm throughout historic Fairhaven. Among those taking part in the free event are Mambo Italiano, Current and Furbish, Scandi Butik, Whatcom Art Market, Fairhaven Realty, Village Books, A Lot of Flowers, Stones Throw Brewery, Artwood, Morgan Block Studios, Good Earth Pottery, and more. Art, appetizers, drinks and live entertainment will be part of the festivities.
    Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.fairhaven.com
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Bingo Night 
    Generations Early Learning will host a "Fly Me to the Moon" Bingo Night fundraiser from 6-10pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. Tickets to the 18-and-older event are $25 and include dinner, 10 games of Bingo and a dauber. Prize baskets, raffles, a performance from Viking Vocal Jazz and more will be part of the evening's festivities.
    The Majestic :: (360) 752-6336
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm From Auschwitz to America 
    Journalist Katrina Shawver shares stories from Henry: A Polish Swimmer's True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Told in an interview format, Henry relates a life as a champion swimmer and coach, interrupted by three years imprisoned in Auschwitz and Buchenwald as a Catholic Polish political prisoner.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
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Saturday, March 24 21 events
  • All Day Daffodil Festival 
    The fourth annual La Conner Daffodil Festival continues through March 31 in and around La Conner and the Skagit Valley.
    La Conner and the Skagit Valley :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 10:00am Rock & Gem Club Show 
    he 57th annual Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club Show takes place from 10am-6pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday at the Bloedel Donovan Community Center, 2214 Electric Ave. Fine jewelry, rocks from worldwide sources, minerals, fossils, gems, entertaining and educational exhibits, fluorescent light shows, gold panning, dealers, door prizes, raffle, silent auctions, lapidary demos, special activities for kids and more will be part of the fun. Entry is free.
    Bloedel Donovan Community Center :: http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
  • 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 The Book of Moron 
    Buckle up for a hilarious joyride over the pot-holed highways of cultural hypocrisy when Robert Dubac's Off-Broadway hit, The Book of Moron, shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The fast-paced, politically smart production touches on everything from sex to race, religion, politics and the media. Tickets are $50-$60.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Pancake Breakfast 
    Attend a Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at Ferndale's American Legion Hall, 5537 2nd Ave. The breakfasts are held on the fourth Saturday of most months.
    American Legion Hall :: (360) 384-7474
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Native Plant Sale & Expo 
    Kick off your spring gardening when the Whatcom Conservation District hosts its 25th annual Native Plant Sale and Expo from 9am-2pm at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Local nurseries, vendors, and community groups will also be on hand to provide even more plant purchasing and fun activities. Entry is free.
    Whatcom Community College :: http://www.whatcomcd.org/plant-sale
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm NSEA Work Party 
    Join the Nooksack Enhancement Assocation and Bellingham Parks and Rec for a Work Party from 9am-12pm along Willow Spring, starting at Squalicum Creek Park, 1001 Squalicum Way. Volunteers will be removing invasive vegetation, so wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Tools, gloves and snacks will be provided.
    Squalicum Creek Park :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm March for Our Lives 
    Join the national movement to demand school safety and an end to gun violence and mass shootings in schools at a March for Our Lives Bellingham event starting at 10am at Bellingham City Hall, 210 Lottie St. After coming together at City Hall, there will be speakers that will express their thoughts on mass shootings, gun violence in schools, and school safety in general, followed by a peaceful march around a predetermined path to make your voices and concerns heard to public officials.
    Bellingham City Hall :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Starting Your Vegetable Garden 
    Learn about choosing the right plant for the right place, fertilizers, microclimates, soil tests and amendments, seed starting, companion planting, mulching, composting and pest controls when Blaine C.O.R.E. hosts a free "Starting Your Vegetable Garden" class from 10am-12pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Whatcom County Democrats Convention 
    Whatcom County Democrats will co-host a County Convention with the 42nd LD Democrats and 40th LD Democrats from 10am-2pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Attendees will discuss and adopt the 2018 party platform, and LD caucuses will elect delegates to go to the state Convention. You are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. Baked goods will be available for purchase. This is a great opportunity to join the party leading the resistance; membership is $20 ($10 for students, seniors, and low-income), and you can join online.
    Bellingham High School :: http://www.whatcomdemocrats.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Walk for Water 
    The City of Bellingham will host the 10th annual "Walk for Water" from 10am-12pm starting and ending at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Attendees will walk the distance women and children across the world frequently travel to collect water for daily household use, and educational signs along the route and educational displays at the Fairhaven Village Green will teach participants about the ways that nature provides the solutions for our water-related challenges. The walking route will stop at a number of City restoration and stormwater projects, where staff will be available to answer questions. Participants are encouraged to carry jugs filled with water during the walk to simulate the work that many individuals in developing countries do every day to obtain water.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.cob.org/walkforwater
  • 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 - 3:30pm Hamlet 
    See Benedict Cumberbatch take on the titular role when the 2015 NT Live broadcast of Hamlet returns to the big screen at a showing at 1pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets to Shakespeare's epic tragedy are $14-$18.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Native Plants & Birds 
    North Cascades Audubon Society members will helm a "Native Plants and Birds" presentation from 2-4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Attendees at the free event can discover the benefit of native plants in their yards for birds, bees, bugs and beauty.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Spring Show Opening Reception 
    Attend an opening gala reception for the annual "Spring Show" from 2-5pm at Mount Vernon's River Gallery, 19313 Landing Rd. (off Dodge Valley Rd.). The group exhibit features works by 40 local and regional artists—including painters, sculptors, jewelers and glassworkers—and can be viewed from 10am-5pm Wednesdays through Sundays through April 29.
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm A Conversation with Alan Friedlob 
    Attend a "Conversation with Alan Friedlob" from 3-4:30pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Attendees can also view his "Ordinary Men" photography exhibit, and take part in a discussion about what the future of independent logging in our community looks like as the demand for timber products accelerates and the workforce ages.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm The Passage Home to Meuse 
    Gail Noble-Sanderson reads from The Passage Home to Meuse at 4pm at Lynden's Village Books, 430 Front St. In this second historical novel in the Meuse Trilogy, Marie Durant Chagall, now 27, continues her own journey toward recovery, planning a return to nursing with a grand scheme of opening a rural health clinic, La Clinique Meuse.
    Lynden Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance 
    Heliotrope will provide live music 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.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Memory's Blade 
    Spencer Ellsworth reads from the third installment of his Starfire trilogy, Memory's Blade, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. "At the heart of the Dark Zone, a duel for the universe rages."
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Shantala and Friends 
    A community Kirtan with Shantala (Benjy and Heather Wertheimer) and Bibi McGill, Steve Gorn, and Sean Frenette takes place from 7-9pm at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Ballroom Dance 
    All ages and levels of experience are welcome at a Ballroom Dance from 7:30-9:30pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Hallecks St. Show up at 7pm for a tango lesson with Chris Hazenberg, and then dance the night away to music for Latin dances like tango, rumba, cha-cha and salsa, traditional fox trot and waltz, night club two-step and East and West Coast swing. Entry is $5.
    Bellingham Senior Activity Center :: http://www.wccoa.org
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