Week of July 1, 2018

Sunday, July 1 17 events
  • All Day Loggerodeo 
    A kiddie parade and a grand parade will be part of "Loggerodeo," happening Fri., June 29 through Wed., July 4 throughout Sedro-Woolley. The longest-running 4th of July celebration in Washington state will also feature an all-ages carnival, rodeos, a chainsaw-carving competition, a street dance, a beer garden, mustache contests, a logging show, fireworks and much more.
    Sedro-Woolley :: http://www.loggerodeo.org
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens, and Lysistrata show in repertory through Sept. 22 at Vancouver, BC's "Bard on the Beach" Shakespeare Festival at Vanier Park. Tickets start at $24 (Canadian), and advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 7:30pm 25th annual Bellingham Festival of Music 
    The 25th annual Bellingham Festival of Music kicks off this week with a concert featuring violinist Stefan Jackiw and featuring works by Dvorak, Korngold, and Brahms at 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. At 7:30pm Sun., July 1, the Calidore String Quartet will share pieces by Mozart, Bartok, and Beethoven. Additional concerts during the volunteer-run classical music festival that features locally and nationally recognized performers take place through July 20. Tickets are $12-$49; free community concerts are also scheduled.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September, seasoned guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays in downtown Bellingham, and 7pm Saturdays in historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $15-$20.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 7:30pm Open Air Summer Rep 
    As part of an Open Air Summer Rep series, iDiOM Theater will present performances of Anne Washburn's 2012 masterpiece, Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday at the amphitheater at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. At 7:30pm Saturday and Sunday, Anton Chekhov's The Seagull will take the stage. Entry to the outdoor performances are free. Tickets are $20-$30 to a 6:30pm Fri., June 29 reception for Mr Burns at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. The two plays show in repertory through July 15.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 10:00am - 8:00pm Summer Book Sale 
    An annual Summer Book Sale kicks off today from 10am-8pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. Dop by for refills on library open days through September 18, as the stock will be replenished regularly. Proceeds support library programs and provide maintenance and improvements for the library facility.
    Lummi Island Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 10:00am - 8:00pm Find Waldo 
    Kids, parents and Waldo-lovers of all ages can take part in the annual "Find Waldo" event happening through July in historic Fairhaven, and in Lynden. Starting today, pick up a "Find Waldo" passport at any of the 25 participating businesses to start your search. Bring your stamped passport to Village Books, and passports with at least 10 store stamps will receive a Waldo button (while supplies last). Passports with at least 20 store stamps are eligible to be entered in a drawing for various Waldo books and products. July 31 parties at both events will wrap up the fun.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Edison Farmers Market 
    Purchase fresh produce, art and more at the Edison Farmers Market from 10am-3pm at the Edison Granary, 14136 Gilmore Ave. The event continues Sundays through September.
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Brunch on the Bay 
    A "Brunch on the Bay" sail aboard the Schooner Zodiac departs at 10am from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry to the three-hour sail is $49-$69 and includes a brunch buffet.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 10:00am - 9:30pm Great Ferndale Midsummer Mystery 
    Sign up for a scavenger hunt known as the Great Ferndale Midsummer Mystery happening July 1-24 throughout the city. Similar to last year's Great Ferndale Treasure Hunt, this adventure encourages residents to meet their neighbors, explore their city and solve the mystery of who stole the spirit of Ferndale. To participate, grab a scorecard from the City website, or found in person at City Hall or at Food Truck Fridays at Star Park. The scorecard keeps track of the clues found and the points earned.
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Langar in Lynden 
    All are welcome at a Langar event from 11am-2pm in Lynden at Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara, 176 E. Pole Rd. Langar is the sacred community free kitchen of the Sikh people and every temple serves delicious vegetarian food—which they invite the general public to come eat. The largest free kitchen in the world is Langar at Darbar Sahib, Amritsar India, where they serve 100,000 people a day every weekend, and 50,000 a day on weekdays.
    Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara :: (360) 398-1184
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm K2K Race 
    The fourth annual "K2K Race" begins at 12pm at K2 Brewery (1538 Kentucky St.) and ends at Kulshan Brewery (2238 James St.). The event includes a one-mile fun run and 5K run and walk. Live music, food trucks, a costume contest, raffles and more will be part of the post-race fun. Entry is $15-$25.
    Kulshan Brewery :: http://www.k2krace.com
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm La Conncer Live! 
    Skagit Swings All Stars will perform as part of a "La Conner Live!" series taking place from 1-4pm Sundays through Sept. 2 at the town's Gilkey Square. Entry is free and open to all; bring a chair and enjoy live music on the boardwalk.
    Gilkey Square :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Fiddlin' Fox Summer Concerts 
    Live music and free dance instruction will be part of the annual "Fiddlin' Fox" summer music series starting today with swing dance tunes by Sea Breeze from 2-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. The all-ages shows continue Sundays through July.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.fairhaven.com
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm Trivia Time 
    Bring your thinking cap when host Jeff Zwiers presents brain-busters about history, sports, science, pop culture, music and more at a weekly Trivia! event starting at 3:30pm Sundays through September at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry is $1.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm 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, July 2 10 events
  • 10:00am Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$42.
  • All Day Loggerodeo 
    A kiddie parade and a grand parade will be part of "Loggerodeo," happening Fri., June 29 through Wed., July 4 throughout Sedro-Woolley. The longest-running 4th of July celebration in Washington state will also feature an all-ages carnival, rodeos, a chainsaw-carving competition, a street dance, a beer garden, mustache contests, a logging show, fireworks and much more.
    Sedro-Woolley :: http://www.loggerodeo.org
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens, and Lysistrata show in repertory through Sept. 22 at Vancouver, BC's "Bard on the Beach" Shakespeare Festival at Vanier Park. Tickets start at $24 (Canadian), and advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Summer Art Camps 
    Children ages 6-8 can create arts and crafts while learning the basics of drawing and painting at Summer Art Camps happening July 2-6 ("Cartoons and Clay), July 9-12 ("Wild Animal Kingdom"), July 23-26 ("Around the World with Art"), and July 30-Aug. 2 ("Mexican Art Fiesta") at BellinghamART, 1701 Ellis St. Classes happen concurrently for older children and teens. For both ages ranges, projects will use media such as sculpting, collage, block printing, scratch art, drawing and acrylic painting. Fees for each camp are $180 (includes all supplies and snacks).
    BellinghamART :: http://www.bellinghamart.com
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm Rainbow Reads 
    All teen readers 8th grade and up are welcome to attend and engage in fun, respectful dialogue facilitated by WCLS and Northwest Youth Services staff at Rainbow Reads Book Club meetings happening most Mondays through Aug. 6 from 12-1pm at the Lynden Library (216 4th St.), and 1-2pm at the Ferndale Library (2125 Main St.). The eight-week LGBTQ-plus groups will explore Stonewall Book Award Winners and Honor books.
    Ferndale Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 5:00pm - 7:30pm Plant Diagnostic Clinics 
    Local Master Gardeners will be on hand for Plant Diagnostic Clinics from 5-7:30pm Mondays through July at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Bring your spring gardening questions, samples or photos of unknown or problem plants, and other gardening questions.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7210
  • 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
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm General Literature Book Group 
    Discuss Kate Moore's Radium Girls at a General Literature Book Group meeting at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book focuses on one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Guffawingham 
    A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9pm every Monday at the Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. The event features approximately 20 standup comedians who each do a four-minute set.
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Tuesday, July 3 11 events
  • 10:00am Old Fashioned Book Sale 
    Find fantastic summer reads for all ages while supporting library improvements at an Old Fashioned 4th of July Book Sale happening from 10am-4pm Wednesday, 10am-8pm Thursday, 10am-6pm Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$42.
  • All Day Loggerodeo 
    A kiddie parade and a grand parade will be part of "Loggerodeo," happening Fri., June 29 through Wed., July 4 throughout Sedro-Woolley. The longest-running 4th of July celebration in Washington state will also feature an all-ages carnival, rodeos, a chainsaw-carving competition, a street dance, a beer garden, mustache contests, a logging show, fireworks and much more.
    Sedro-Woolley :: http://www.loggerodeo.org
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens, and Lysistrata show in repertory through Sept. 22 at Vancouver, BC's "Bard on the Beach" Shakespeare Festival at Vanier Park. Tickets start at $24 (Canadian), and advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 12:00pm Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Off the Shelf Book Club 
    Discuss Erica Bauermeister's Joy for Beginners at a monthly Off the Shelf Book Club meeting at 2pm Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. All are welcome.
    South Whatcom Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 4:30pm - 10:00pm Free Paddles 
    Starting today and continuing through Aug. 14, enjoy Tuesday Evening Free Paddles from 4:30-10pm at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. In addition to offering free one-hour rentals of sit-on-top kayaks, paddle boards, rowboats, and sea kayaks, there will be family-friendly activities and games, a beer garden and a rotating food selection.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm BIFT 
    Upfront Theatre improvisors will present two sets of short-form improv comedy games at Beer + Improv + Food Truck (BIFT) shows at 6pm every Tuesday through Aug. 28 at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Tickets to the interactive, family-friendly performances are $5 (free for those 12 and under). Fare from Cicchitti's Pizza will also be available for purchase.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 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
  • 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 afterward.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
  • 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, July 4 15 events
  • All Day Old Fashioned Book Sale 
    Find fantastic summer reads for all ages while supporting library improvements at an Old Fashioned 4th of July Book Sale happening from 10am-4pm Wednesday, 10am-8pm Thursday, 10am-6pm Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$42.
  • 10:00am Loggerodeo 
    A kiddie parade and a grand parade will be part of "Loggerodeo," happening Fri., June 29 through Wed., July 4 throughout Sedro-Woolley. The longest-running 4th of July celebration in Washington state will also feature an all-ages carnival, rodeos, a chainsaw-carving competition, a street dance, a beer garden, mustache contests, a logging show, fireworks and much more.
    Sedro-Woolley :: http://www.loggerodeo.org
  • 12:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens, and Lysistrata show in repertory through Sept. 22 at Vancouver, BC's "Bard on the Beach" Shakespeare Festival at Vanier Park. Tickets start at $24 (Canadian), and advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 8:00am - 11:00pm Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration 
    A pancake breakfast, a Show & Shine Car Show, a book sale, an Arts and Crafts Street Fair with more than 100 vendors, loads of live music, a community picnic, Plover ferry rides, a parade, a barbecue, fireworks and much more will be part of Blaine's annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration taking place from 8am-dusk at various locales throughout Blaine. Most events are free.
  • 9:30am - 11:30am Great Sedro-Woolley Footrace 
    As part of the annual Loggerodeo, sign up for today's Great Sedro-Woolley Footrace starting at 9:30am at Sedro-Woolley High School, 1235 3rd St. The 5.17-mile race begins and ends over the Loggerodeo Parade route—which starts at 11am. Entry is $25.
    Sedro-Woolley High School :: http://www.sedrowoolleyfootrace.com
  • 10:00am - 11:00pm Anacortes 4th of July 
    As part of a 4th of July celebration, Anacortes residents can show up for a town photo at 10am at 5th Street and Commercial Avenue. At 11am, a parade starts at 3rd Street and Commercial, and a patriotic program will follow at Causland Park. Fireworks will light up Fidalgo Bay at dusk.
  • 12:00pm - 11:00pm La Conner 4th of July 
    l Fireworks will light up the sky and music will fill the air as the Town of La Conner and the Port of Skagit combine forces to celebrate the Fourth of July 2018 the old-fashioned way. A noontime children's parade, hot dogs, three-legged races, and a watermelon contest start the day’s festivities at Pioneer Park, 1200 South 4th St. From 5-9pm, a free concert featuring Jr. Cadillac and the Walrus will include a beer garden and local food vendors. Stick around for a fireworks display over the Swinomish Channel.
  • 2:00pm - 11:00pm Haggen Family 4th of July 
    The annual Haggen Family 4th of July Celebration takes place from 2-11pm alongside Bellingham's harbor at Zuanich Point Park, 2600 Harbor Loop. Before fireworks begin at dusk, there'll be a family-friendly assortment of old-fashioned fun and games, live music, vendor booths, a beer garden and more. Entry is free and open to all. Limited parking will be available, so celebrants are encouraged to walk, bike or use the free passenger shuttles that will pick up and drop off passengers at Bellingham High School.
    Zuanich Point Park :: http://www.portofbellingham.com
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Wednesday Farmers Market 
    Bellingham Farmers Market continues its Wednesday Market from 3-7pm weekly through Aug. 29 at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1017 Harris St. At the event, fresh produce, meat, honey, plants, live music, ready-to-eat offerings, and goods from local crafters can be found.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market 
    Produce, crafts and more can be procured at the Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market from 3-7pm Wednesdays through Oct. 17 at Hammer Heritage Square, 118 Ferry St.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: http://www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Seaside Sizzle 
    Enjoy the ultimate beach barbecue experience at a special "Seaside Sizzle" from 5:30-8:30pm at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry is $10-$26. From 11am-3pm, there will also be family-friendly beachside activities including lawn games, arts and crafts, face painting, live music and more. At nightfall, turn your eyes across the way and enjoy the fireworks put on by the City of Blaine.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 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.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Kaeili Earle Trio 
    Expect wild experimentation, heavy grooves, soulful melodies, and catchy tunes when the Kaeli Earle Trio performs at 7pm at Blaine's Vault Wine Bar, 277 G St. Entry is free.
  • 7:00pm - 11:00pm Fireworks Dinner Sail 
    A four-hour Fireworks Dinner Sail aboard the Schooner Zodiac takes place starting at 7pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $95 and includes a full dinner, views of the surrounding islands and the best view of the fireworks show on Bellingham Bay. Drinks will be available for purchase.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
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Thursday, July 5 17 events
  • 8:00am Literacy Council Seeks Volunteers 
    The Whatcom Literacy Council is recruiting volunteers to work two to four hours a week with adults who have asked for help to improve their English, reading, writing, math and computer skills. Training and ongoing support from professional staff will be provided.
    Whatcom Literacy Council :: http://www.whatcomliteracy.org/become-a-tutor
  • 12:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens, and Lysistrata show in repertory through Sept. 22 at Vancouver, BC's "Bard on the Beach" Shakespeare Festival at Vanier Park. Tickets start at $24 (Canadian), and advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 12:00pm Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 12:00pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$42.
  • 10:00am Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$42.
  • 7:30pm Open Air Summer Rep 
    As part of an Open Air Summer Rep series, iDiOM Theater will present performances of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday at the amphitheater at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. At 7:30pm Saturday and Sunday, Anne Washburn's 2012 masterpiece, Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play will take the stage. Entry to the outdoor performances is free. Additional performances of Mr Burns can be seen July 12, 13 and 15.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • All Day Old Fashioned Book Sale 
    Find fantastic summer reads for all ages while supporting library improvements at an Old Fashioned 4th of July Book Sale happening from 10am-4pm Wednesday, 10am-8pm Thursday, 10am-6pm Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$42.
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Festival of Music Community Concert 
    Enjoy a free Bellingham Festival of Music chamber music concert at 12pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Another free concert takes place at 12pm Wed. July 18. Composed of outstanding musicians from major symphonies of North America, the festival’s mission is to make exceptional classical music accessible to everyone in our community.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm Bow Farmers Market 
    Attend the volunteer-run, open-air Bow Farmers Market from 1-6pm every Thursday through Sept. 13 at Samish Bay Cheese, 15115 Bow Hill Rd.
    Samish Bay Cheese :: http://www.bowlittlemarket.com
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Blues and Brews 
    "Blues, Brews and Barbecue" features a country night with tunes by Miller Campbell from 5-9pm on the outdoor terrace at Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way. The open-air concerts continue Thursdays through Sept. 20. Admission is $7-$10.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.hotelbellwether.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 Pub Run 
    Join a weekly BBay Pub Run starting at 6pm every Thursday. Open to runners of all levels, excursions are 3-5 miles and BBay Ambassadors safely guide each pace group. Runs start either at BBay Running, 1431 N. State St., or at area breweries. Entry is free.
    BBay Running :: http://www.bbayrunning.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Ales & Sails 
    Local microbreweries will share their liquid libations at an "Ales & Sails" excursion aboard the Schooner Zodiac leaving at 6pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Guests can mingle with brewery reps and learn about the brewing process, the inspiration behind each recipe and the different styles of beer. Entry is $69 and includes beer tastings and dinner.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series 
    Hear Out of the Ashes perform classic rock from 6-8pm as part of the Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series. The free performances take place Thursdays through Aug. 23. Entry is by donation. Food will be available for purchase, and picnickers are welcome.
  • 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
  • 8:30pm - 10:30pm When nerds are naughty 
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Friday, July 6 24 events
  • All Day Literacy Council Seeks Volunteers 
    The Whatcom Literacy Council is recruiting volunteers to work two to four hours a week with adults who have asked for help to improve their English, reading, writing, math and computer skills. Training and ongoing support from professional staff will be provided.
    Whatcom Literacy Council :: http://www.whatcomliteracy.org/become-a-tutor
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens, and Lysistrata show in repertory through Sept. 22 at Vancouver, BC's "Bard on the Beach" Shakespeare Festival at Vanier Park. Tickets start at $24 (Canadian), and advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:00am Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$42.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$42.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$42.
  • All Day Open Air Summer Rep 
    As part of an Open Air Summer Rep series, iDiOM Theater will present performances of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday at the amphitheater at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. At 7:30pm Saturday and Sunday, Anne Washburn's 2012 masterpiece, Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play will take the stage. Entry to the outdoor performances is free. Additional performances of Mr Burns can be seen July 12, 13 and 15.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 9:00am WeSnip ReSale 
    Find decor, kitchen items, lines, clothing, stuff for kids, furniture, garden goods, jewelry, books and much more at the WeSnip ReSale taking place from 9am-5pm Friday through Sunday at Cordata Plaza, 4151 Meridian St. All profits will benefit accessible and affordable spay and neuter for cats and dogs in our community—WeSNiP has “fixed” more than 18,000 cats and dogs in Whatcom County in the past 10 years.
    Cordata Plaza :: http://www.wesnip.org
  • 9:00pm LOL-apalooza 
    Come witness stories and comedy made up on the spot, inspired by your suggestions, when "LOL-apalooza" shows at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The short-form comedy improv spotlight could feature a battle royale, a team competition, a collage of different games, a night of dangerous games, or whatever other forms the players decide on. Entry is $10-$12; this weekend also begins the theater's summer hours, meaning there will only be one show on Friday and Saturday nights.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September, seasoned guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays in downtown Bellingham, and 7pm Saturdays in historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $15-$20.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • All Day Old Fashioned Book Sale 
    Find fantastic summer reads for all ages while supporting library improvements at an Old Fashioned 4th of July Book Sale happening from 10am-4pm Wednesday, 10am-8pm Thursday, 10am-6pm Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 10:00am Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$42.
  • 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 July at Boulevard Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Boulevard Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 5:30pm - 8:00pm Food Truck Friday 
    As part of Ferndale's "Summer of Fun," pick up dinner at a monthly Food Truck Friday from 5:30-8pm at the city's Star Park, 5465 Ferndale Rd. Additional events featuring delicious offerings from local food trucks happen Aug. 3 and Sept. 7.
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Beachside Barbecue 
    Pork sliders, barbecued chicken, green-chili-cheddar cornbread, coleslaw and desserts will be served family style alongside unlimited roasted corn on the cob and bottomless lemonade at "Seaside Sizzle: A Beachside BBQ" events happening from 5:30-8:30pm Fridays through Aug. 31 at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry is $10 for kids, $26 for adults.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 5:30pm - 8:00pm Food Not Bombs 
    All are welcome to partake of nutritious and delicious vegan dishes 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
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Beachside Barbecue 
    Pork sliders, barbecued chicken, green-chili-cheddar cornbread, coleslaw and desserts will be served family style alongside unlimited roasted corn on the cob and bottomless lemonade at "Seaside Sizzle: A Beachside BBQ" events happening from 5:30-8:30pm Fridays through Aug. 31 at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry is $10 for kids, $26 for adults.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Beachside Barbecue 
    Pork sliders, barbecued chicken, green-chili-cheddar cornbread, coleslaw and desserts will be served family style alongside unlimited roasted corn on the cob and bottomless lemonade at "Seaside Sizzle: A Beachside BBQ" events happening from 5:30-8:30pm Fridays through Aug. 31 at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry is $10 for kids, $26 for adults.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Baby Cakes 
    Hear soul, funk, R&B and more when Baby Cakes kicks off the Port of Anacortes' Summer Concert Series from 6-8pm at Seafarers' Park, 601 Seafarer Way. The free concerts continue most Wednesday and Friday evenings through Aug. 31.
    Seafarers' Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Bellingham Art Walk 
    Allied Arts, 3 OMS Yoga, Bank of the Pacific, Bayou on Bay, Cafe Velo, the Community Food Co-op, Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, Goat Mountain Pizza, Make.Shift Art Space, Max Higbee Center, the Racket, the Redlight, Wandering Oaks, Gallery Pegasus, and more will take part in the monthly Art Walk from 6-10pm throughout downtown Bellingham. Pick up a map at participating locales, or peruse the lineup online.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Salmon Dinner Sail 
    Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food at a three-hour "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" aboard the Schooner Zodiac leaving at 6pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $59 for kids and $79 for adults. Additional sails happen July 20 and 27, Aug. 3, 10 and 18, and Sept. 14.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Anacortes Art Walk 
    Burton Jewelers, the Good Stuff Arts, the Johnson Manor, Red Salon Aveda, Scott Milo Gallery, and the Majestic Inn and Spa will be among the venues opening their spaces for the First Friday Art Walk from 6-9pm in downtown Anacortes.
    Downtown Anacortes :: http://www.anacortesart.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Dancing on the Green 
    Learn new dances and enjoy music while the sun sets at the first "Dancing on the Green" event of the summer from 7-9:30pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Take a lesson in two-step country dancing with Glenn Clark tonight, then practice to DJ tunes. The free events put on by Bellingham Parks and Rec and Bellingham Dance Company will continue Fridays through Aug. 10. No partner or experience is necessary. Tango, ballroom, salsa, swing and swing and blues fusion are on the lineup.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: (360) 778-7000
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Poetry from Taiwan 
    Susan Chase-Foster shares poetry from her Xie Xie Taipei collection at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome is inspired by a series of visits she made to her son, Moshe Foster, who moved to Taiwan in 2005. In the tome, moments of geographical and cultural discovery are captured in what Susan calls “poemoirs,” and in Moshe’s finely rendered black-and-white photographs.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
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  • All Day Literacy Council Seeks Volunteers 
    The Whatcom Literacy Council is recruiting volunteers to work two to four hours a week with adults who have asked for help to improve their English, reading, writing, math and computer skills. Training and ongoing support from professional staff will be provided.
    Whatcom Literacy Council :: http://www.whatcomliteracy.org/become-a-tutor
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens, and Lysistrata show in repertory through Sept. 22 at Vancouver, BC's "Bard on the Beach" Shakespeare Festival at Vanier Park. Tickets start at $24 (Canadian), and advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:00am Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$42.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$42.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$42.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$42.
  • All Day Open Air Summer Rep 
    As part of an Open Air Summer Rep series, iDiOM Theater will present performances of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday at the amphitheater at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. At 7:30pm Saturday and Sunday, Anne Washburn's 2012 masterpiece, Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play will take the stage. Entry to the outdoor performances is free. Additional performances of Mr Burns can be seen July 12, 13 and 15.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September, seasoned guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays in downtown Bellingham, and 7pm Saturdays in historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $15-$20.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 7:30pm Bellingham Festival of Music Concerts 
    The 25th annual Bellingham Festival of Music continues this week with a concert featuring pianist Inon Barnatan at 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. At 4pm Sun., July 8, attend "Chamber by the Bay" at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Additional concerts during the volunteer-run classical music festival featuring locally and nationally recognized performers take place through July 20. Tickets are $12-$49; free community concerts are also scheduled.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
  • 11:00am Tour of Private Gardens 
    Whatcom Horticultural Society hosts its 32nd annual "Tour of Private Gardens" from 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at five fabulous city and country gardens. Visit a Tuscan-inspired garden, an elegant city garden with a pond, a designer's country garden, a garden with a collection of farm antiques and boxwood designs, and a garden that has it all (an orchard, sheep and chickens, herb and perennial garden). Tickets are $15-$18.
  • All Day WeSnip ReSale 
    Find decor, kitchen items, lines, clothing, stuff for kids, furniture, garden goods, jewelry, books and much more at the WeSnip ReSale taking place from 9am-5pm Friday through Sunday at Cordata Plaza, 4151 Meridian St. All profits will benefit accessible and affordable spay and neuter for cats and dogs in our community—WeSNiP has “fixed” more than 18,000 cats and dogs in Whatcom County in the past 10 years.
    Cordata Plaza :: http://www.wesnip.org
  • 9:00pm LOL-apalooza 
    Come witness stories and comedy made up on the spot, inspired by your suggestions, when "LOL-apalooza" shows at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The short-form comedy improv spotlight could feature a battle royale, a team competition, a collage of different games, a night of dangerous games, or whatever other forms the players decide on. Entry is $10-$12; this weekend also begins the theater's summer hours, meaning there will only be one show on Friday and Saturday nights.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September, seasoned guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays in downtown Bellingham, and 7pm Saturdays in historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $15-$20.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 10:00am Old Fashioned Book Sale 
    Find fantastic summer reads for all ages while supporting library improvements at an Old Fashioned 4th of July Book Sale happening from 10am-4pm Wednesday, 10am-8pm Thursday, 10am-6pm Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Twin Sisters Market 
    Affordable, Whatcom County-grown produce can be procured at the Twin Sisters Farmers Market from 9am-3pm at the IGA parking lot on Nugent's Corner, and 10am-2pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. The markets continue Saturdays through October.
    Nugent's Corner, North Fork Library :: http://www.twinsistersmarket.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market 
    Find fresh produce and much more when the Anacortes Farmers Market continues its 29th season from 9am-2pm at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. The event continues Saturdays through Oct. 27.
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Mount Vernon Farmers Market 
    The Mount Vernon Farmers Market will feature more than 55 vendors from throughout the Skagit Valley from 9am-2pm every Saturday through Oct. 13 at the city's Riverwalk Park. Through Sept. 26, attend a Wednesday Market from 11am-4pm at Skagit Valley Hospital (on Kincaid Street).
  • 9:30am - 12:00pm Chuckanut Foot Race 
    Join the Greater Bellingham Running Club for its 52nd annual Chuckanut Foot Race at 9am at Marine Park, 200 Harris Ave. The scenic seven-mile trail race finishes at Larrabee State Park, where there will be a post-race after-party and live music. Buses will take runners back to the finish line and will leave with regularity. Entry is $35-$40 ($5-$10 for GBRC members).
    Marine Park :: http://www.gbrc.net
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Blaine Gardeners Market 
    Homegrown and handmade farm products, baked goods, arts and crafts and more can be found at the Blaine Gardeners Market from 10am-2pm Saturdays through October at the city's H Street Plaza.
    H Street Plaza :: (360) 332-6484
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Lummi Island Saturday Market 
    Vendors will offer fresh produce, local honey, gorgeous flowers, landscape paintings and more at the Lummi Island Saturday Market happening from 10am-1pm Saturdays through the summer in the field next to the Islander Grocery, 2106 S. Nugent Rd. Musicians are always welcome.
    Islander Grocery Store :: (360) 758-2815
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Lynden Farmers Market 
    Local farmers and artisans will sell their edible and creative wares at the Lynden Farmers Market from 10am-2pm every Saturday through Sept. 29 at Centennial Park, 319 Grover St.
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The 26th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm Saturdays through Dec. 22 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. In addition to offering locally grown produce, crafts and ready-to-eat foods, ongoing events include Demo Days and Chefs in the Market.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Street Food Saturdays 
    Sage Against the Machine and Jalapenos Taco Trailer will be on site for the Port of Bellingham's "Street Food Saturdays" event from 11am-2pm at Zuanich Point Park, 2600 N. Harbor Loop Dr. The locale will host as many as three food truck vendors Saturdays through August.
  • 12:00pm - 6:00pm York Yard Crawl 
    The inaugural York Yard Crawl takes place from 12-6pm at more than 25 venues throughout the historic York neighborhood. Art exhibits, live music, yard sales, garden walks, plant swaps and more will be part of the free fun. Enjoy charming turn of the century architecture in a fantastic central location just east of downtown. Crawlers are guaranteed an afternoon bursting with art, music, and bargains.
    York neighborhood :: http://www.yorkyardcrawl.fun
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Lynden Cemetery Tour 
    A costumed guide will explore the many historic personages of Lynden when the Lynden Pioneer Museum helms a tour at 1pm every Saturday through September at the Lynden Cemetery, 1975 Front St. Attendees at the free event can learn about the meaning of grave decorations and how burial practices have changed since the 1800s.
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Concrete Saturday Market 
    A Concrete Saturday Market can be visited from 1-3pm Saturdays through Labor Day weekend at the Concrete Community Center, 45821 Railroad Ave.
    Concrete Community Center :: (360) 770-5914
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Street Law 
    Ask questions and get free legal advice in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers at a bimonthly "Street Law" offering from 1-4pm at the Lecture Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Law Advocates also work with low-income individuals to gain the proper documents needed to get a state ID card. Demand for the clinic is hight, so arrive on time to ensure being seen by an attorney.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.lawadvocates.org
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm MoNA Openings 
    Attend an opening reception for Patty Detzer's "Proceed with Abandon" at 1pm at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 First St. At 2pm, a reception for "In Red Ink" will commence. The exhibit features recent works by more than 20 contemporary Native American artists, and is meant to form a corrective lens on stereotypical and historicized depictions of identity. See both through Sept. 23.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm First Saturday Art Walk 
    The Mount Vernon Downtown Association hosts its First Saturday Art Walk from 2-5pm throughout the urban core. The highlighted exhibit will feature works from La Conner's Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum at the Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle St. Other venues include the Skagit Valley Food Co-op, Ristretto Coffee Lounge & Wine Bar, Perry and Carlson Gallery, Empire Ale House, Forte Chocolates, Lincoln Theatre, Skagit Running Company, PAVE Jewelry & Design, and ByWater Consultation. Remaining events happen Aug. 4 and Sept. 1.
    Downtown Mount Vernon :: http://www.mountvernondowntown.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Nooksack River Walk 
    Learn about local salmon species, discover native plants and find aquatic insects at the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association's Nooksack River Walk starting at 3pm in Glacier at the Horseshoe Bend Trailhead. The free, all-ages educational excursions will be led by Nooksack River Steward naturalists Saturdays through Sept. 22.
    Horseshoe Bend Trailhead :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 3:30pm - 7:00pm PlantBased Opening 
    An opening reception for "PLANTbased" takes place from 5-7pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5472 Gilkey Ave. The paintings feature Patty Haller's unique perspective of the forest. Works by sculptors Brian O'Neill and Marceil DeLacy will also be part of the exhibit, which shows through July 29. Show up at 3:30pm for an Artist Talk.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvallee.com
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Indra's Net Opening 
    n opening reception for "Indra's Net" happens from 4-6pm at Edison's i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. The exhibit features the soft, evocative watercolor paintings of Deborah Walker alongside the organic, rich recycled-textile sculpture works of Clarissa Callesen. Additionally, Callesen will teach an "Ecodying in Edison" from 9am-4:30pm Sunday at the Edison Granary. Entry is $90.
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm Skookum Kids Celebration 
    Help Skookum Kids celebrate its third birthday from 4-7pm on the portion of Franklin Street behind Perch & Play, 1707 N. State St. The party will feature food trucks, carnival games, a bouncy house, local vendors and live music from Kuinka. The free event draws attention to the work Skookum Kids have done in the foster care system in Whatcom County, and the support they've had in the community.
    Franklin Street :: http://www.skookumkids.org
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Seafood Boil 
    Sockeye salmon, Caesar salad, and a traditional seafood boil with prawns, fish, andouille sausage, corn and clams can be had at a Saturday Seafood Boil from 5:30-8:30pm by the shore at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry is $10 for kids under 12, $28 otherwise. The event happens weekly through Sept. 1.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Seafood Boil 
    Sockeye salmon, Caesar salad, and a traditional seafood boil with prawns, fish, andouille sausage, corn and clams can be had at a Saturday Seafood Boil from 5:30-8:30pm by the shore at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry is $10 for kids under 12, $28 otherwise. The event happens weekly through Sept. 1.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Saturday Seafood Boil 
    Sockeye salmon, Caesar salad, and a traditional seafood boil with shrimp, fish, andouille sausage, corn and clams can be had at a Saturday Seafood Boil from 5:30-8:30pm by the shore at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry is $10 for kids under 12, $28 otherwise. The event happens weekly through Sept. 1.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Sky Colony 
    "Dream folk" can be heard when Skagit County's own Sky Colony kicks off a free Summer Concert Series from 6-8pm at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 Fourth St. The family-friendly events continue most Saturdays through Sept. 1.
    Heart of Anacortes :: http://www.heartofanacortes.com
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