Week of July 15, 2018

Sunday, July 15 26 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 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 until 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
  • 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 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.
  • 7:00pm 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, Friday, and Sunday at the amphitheater at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Entry to the outdoor performances is free.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 9:00am Skagit Valley Highland Games 
    At the 24th annual "Scottish three-ring circus" that is the Skagit Valley Highland Games, activities will abound from 9am-6pm Saturday, and 9am-4pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Edgewater Park, 600 Behrens Millett Rd. Dancing, drumming, bagpiping competitions, sheepdog trials, traditional Scottish athletics, highland dancing and games, and much more will take place throughout the weekend. Daily entry is $12-$15; weekend passes can be had for $16-$20. Family passes are also available.
    Edgewater Park :: http://www.celticarts.org
  • 7:00pm Shrek the Musical 
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth students present showings of Shrek the Musical at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. The junior adaptation of the hit Broadway show will feature all the characters you know and love from the movie series Tickets are $10.
    BAAY Theatre :: http://www.baay.org
  • 10:00am Shades of the Northwest Quilt Show 
    Woolley Fiber Quilters presents its ninth annual “Shades of the Northwest” Quilt Show from 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am-4pm Sunday at Sedro-Woolley's Cascade Middle School, 905 McGarigle Rd. More than 250 quilts will be on display, and there will also be demos, a boutique, vendors, people's choice awards and more. Admission is $3.
  • 1:30pm State Street History Tour 
    Join the Good Time Girls for “State Street History: Guided Walking Tour of Old Sehome” starting at 1:45pm Saturday and Sunday at the goat statue at the Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. This guided tour of State Street and the former little mining town of Sehome explores the early history of the town and its rivalry with neighboring Whatcom, historical buildings and businesses, as well as the street's evolution as an early highway into town. Entry is $10-$20.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Rabbit Ride 
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bicycle, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
    Fairhaven Bicycle :: http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Sedro-Woolley Breakfast 
    Eggs to order, omelets, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, French toast and more can be had at a monthly breakfast happening 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
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Skagit Casino Resort Car Show 
    More than 300 vehicles will be on display in a wide array of classes at an inaugural Car Show taking place from 9am-3pm at the Skagit Casino Resort, 4984 Darrk Lane. This is a family-friendly event that will include face painting station, lego car building, food trucks, on site music provided by KISM radio, and more. Trophies will be awarded to the top three places for each category.
    Skagit Casino Resort :: http://www.theskagit.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.
  • 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
  • 12:30pm - 4:30pm Ferry Boat Contra Dance 
    Join the Bellingham Country Dance Society for a Ferry Boat Contra Dance leaving from the Anacortes Ferry Terminal (come early for a possible 12:30pm or 2pm departure). Round-trip foot passage and entry to the dance is $15. Purchase your ticket from dance organizers outside the terminal. Bring finger food to share, carpool and refrain from fragrances.
    Anacortes Ferry Terminal :: http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Skagit City School Picnic 
    A catered meal by Kelley's BBQ, live music, activities for kids and more will be part of the annual Skagit City School Picnic taking place from 1-4pm at the historic school's locale on Fir Island in Mount Vernon at 17508 Moore Rd. Tickets are $5-$22.
    Skagit City School :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Fiddlin' Fox Summer Concerts 
    Live music and dance instruction will be part of the annual "Fiddlin' Fox" summer music series with the sounds of Swamp Soul from 2-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. The free, all-ages shows continue July 22 (Alma Villegas), and July 29 (Balkanarama).
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.fairhaven.com
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm MBT Community Pre-Sale Party 
    Find out more about the Mount Baker Theatre's 2018-19 seasonal offerings at a Community Pre-Sale Party taking place from 2-5pm at the historic venue's digs at 104 N. Commercial St. Activities will include insider theater tours, open access to try out different seats and views in the main house, video footage of upcoming events, popcorn, games, prizes and ticket sales. Entry is free.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.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
  • 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
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Vaudevillingham 
    Attend the Bellingham Circus Guild's monthly uncensored variety show, "Vaudevillingham," at 7pm and 9pm performances at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., suite #102. Expect to see everything from aerial performances to dance, comedy, magic, juggling, burlesque and more. Both novice and veteran performers are welcome to share their talents. Suggested donation is $5-$10.
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Festival of Music Concert 
    Violinist Simone Porter will be performing Prokofiev's “Violin Concerto #1” as the featured performer at a Bellingham Festival of Music concert starting at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The annual classical music festival concludes with a final performance Fri., July 20. Tickets to each concert are $12-$49.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
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Monday, July 16 16 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 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 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 until 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm Missoula Children's Theatre 
    Spaces are still available for the 16th annual visit by the Missoula Children's Theatre to work with area youth to present Secret Garden (July 16-21), and Pied Piper (July 30-Aug. 4) at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Each summer, the MCT tour team arrives at the storied theater with a set, lights, costumes, props and makeup, then adds 50-60 local students who rehearse through the week and then present two public performances on the MBT stage. Tuition is $195 per camp, or $175 for multiple students or camps.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Kids Can Cook 
    Youth ages 7-13 can take part in "Kids Can Cook: Special Summer Lunch" from 11am-1pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Russ Duncan of the Co-op's produce department, assisted by his daughter Ruby Mae, will focus on a hands-on lunch menu kids can learn to make for the whole family. Entry is $29.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm Lit Camp 
    Young readers and writers ages 8-11 can sign up for Village Books Lit Camp from 1-5pm Monday through Friday at Village Books and beyond. Each day of the week has a specific beloved book as its focus and all of that day’s activities will be inspired by its respective book. Cost is $129.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm Lit Camp 
    Young readers and writers ages 8-11 can sign up for Village Books Lit Camp from 1-5pm Monday through Friday at Village Books and beyond. Each day of the week has a specific beloved book as its focus and all of that day’s activities will be inspired by its respective book. Cost is $129.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 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
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Ferndale Cookbook Club 
    Read, cook and share a dish you make at a Ferndale Cookbook Club meeting from 6:30-8pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Come ready to discuss the cookbook you used. You can bake, cook or make a salad, as long as the dish has berries in it. Suggested titles include Northwest Berry Cooking by Kathleen Stang, The Berry Bible by Jane Hibler, or Pacific Feast by Jennifer Hahn. (Search the library catalog by subject for "Cooking (Berries)" to find more.)
    Ferndale Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 9:00pm - 11:00pm 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 17 17 events
  • 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 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 until 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
  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • 4:30pm - 9:00pm Tuesday Evening Free Paddles 
    Through Aug. 14, enjoy Tuesday Evening Free Paddles from 4:30-9pm 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
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Trove Bingo 
    Play Bingo and possibly win some fun prizes from 5-7pm at Trove Coffee, 228 N. Samish Way. Entry is free to participate.
    Trove Coffee :: http://www.trovecoffee.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Kayak Camping Basics 
    Learn the basics of what gear to bring, what to leave behind, and how to pack your kayak for an overnight or multi-day kayak trip at a free “Kayak Camping Basics” class at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 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 - 7:30pm 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
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Luscious Lemons 
    Experience a quintessential flavor of summer when Cindy McKinney helms a "Luscious Lemons" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. On the menu will be chicken picatta with capers and lemon, lemon and chive risotto, and orzo salad with roasted vegetables in a lemon vinaigrette. To round out the meal, McKinney will make a lemon tart with berry topping, and lemon and rosemary cookies. Entry is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Sunset History Cruise 
    Whatcom Museum hosts its popular "Sunset History Cruise" starting at 6:30pm at San Juan Cruises' slip at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Historians Brian Griffin and Doug Starcher will take turns leading the popular Bellingham Bay excursions aboard the Victoria Star. In addition to offering stunning scenery, the event includes stories about the region's fascinating history and how they relate to contemporary issues. Tickets are $30-$35; additional cruises happen Tuesdays through Sept. 11.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Books on Tap 
    Deming Library staff Erin Suda and Katrina Carabba will lead a “Books on Tap” discussion focusing on Willa Cather's My Antonia from 7-8:30pm at Josh VanderYacht Memorial Park, 4106 Valley Hwy.
    Josh VanderYacht Memorial Park :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 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 18 16 events
  • 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.
  • 12:30pm 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 until 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.
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm 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. Comprised 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
  • 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 - 9:00pm Downtown Sounds 
    Dirty Ferns open the second Downtown Sounds concert of the summer taking place from 5:30-9pm on Bay and Prospect streets in downtown Bellingham. Petty or Not headlines the free event. A beer and wine garden with expanded beverage items, family-friendly activities and more will be part of the fun. Additional concerts happen Wednesdays through Aug. 8.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Backpacking Basics 
    Learn how to choose a pack, select proper clothing and footwear and more at a free "Backpacking Basics" class at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Swing Connection 
    Bellingham's Swing Connection will bring is big band sounds onstage as part of the Port of Anacortes' free Summer Concert Series from 6-8pm at Seafarers' Memorial Park, 601 Seafarers' Way. Additional concerts happen through Aug. 31.
    Seafarers' Memorial Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.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
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Vegetarian Pakistani 
    Pakistan native Azma Khan focuses on "Vegetarian Pakistani" from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. All dishes will be gluten-free. (Pakistani cuisine is similar to North Indian, but with a stronger Persian influence.) Fees are $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 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
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Brewers Cruise 
    Tonight's "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" will feature liquid fare from Boundary Bay, Sound Brewery, and Rainy Daze Brewing starting at 6:30pm at San Juan Cruises' dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $39 and includes snacks; additional cruises happen Wednesdays through Sept. 19.
    www.whales.com :: http://www.whales.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
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Thursday, July 19 16 events
  • 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.
  • 10:00am Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open from 10am until sunset daily through the summer 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.
  • 7:00pm Commedia in the Park 
    The annual "Commedia in the Park" takes place at 7pm Thursday, and 5pm and 7pm Friday at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Presented by Western Washington University Theatre students and directed by Rich Brown, “Commedia” is a highly physicalized, masked comedy performance originating from the Italian Renaissance. The free shows feature well-known stock characters such as tricky servants, young lovers, and foolish old men and women. Entry is free.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
  • 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 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 - 2:30pm Kids Can Cook, Science Edition 
    Youth ages 7-13 can sign up for "Kid Can Cook: Science in the Kitchen" from 10am-12:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. In the class helmed by Annalee Dunn, kitchen experiments will give students the chance to observe how liquid turns to a solid with homemade butter, how yeast is alive with soft pretzels, the states of chocolate in lava cakes, color-changing lemonade and no-blender slushies, and polymer-chain fruit gummies. Entry is $55.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 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 the sounds of Baby Cakes 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
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm Poetry Writing Group 
    Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback and assist you with your writing goals at a Poetry Writing Group meeting from 5:30-7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The group is open to newcomers and drop-ins and meets the first and third Thursday of each month.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.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. Additional events happen Aug. 2, 16 and 23.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 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 - 8:00pm Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series 
    Hear Flattery perform Celtic tunes 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.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Riverwalk Concert Series 
    Janie Cribbs and the T. Rust Band will perform as part of Mount Vernon's Riverwalk Concert Series from 6-8pm at the Riverwalk Plaza. The free performances will take place Thursday nights through Aug. 30.
  • 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
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Friday, July 20 27 events
  • 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 from 10am until sunset daily through the summer 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.
  • 7:00pm Summer of Blood 
    The Skagit River Shakespeare Company continues its “Summer of Blood” season with showings of the drama King Lear at 7pm Friday and 4pm Sunday at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. At 7pm Saturday, view Titus Andronicus. Tickets are $10-$13. The plays show in repertory through Aug. 18.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shaksenw.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.
    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 Northwest Raspberry Festival 
    Celebrate the largest harvest of raspberries in North America at the Northwest Raspberry Festival taking place Friday and Saturday throughout Lynden. In addition to offering raspberry ice cream sundaes and smoothies, pies, flats and other local food products featuring the celebrated fruit, the event will include a basketball tournament, live music, vendors, a street market, a car show, a fun run, prize drawings and much more. Entry is free.
  • 7:00pm Commedia in the Park 
    The annual "Commedia in the Park" takes place at 7pm Thursday, and 5pm and 7pm Friday at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Presented by Western Washington University Theatre students and directed by Rich Brown, “Commedia” is a highly physicalized, masked comedy performance originating from the Italian Renaissance. The free shows feature well-known stock characters such as tricky servants, young lovers, and foolish old men and women. Entry is free.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
  • 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 - 4:00pm Take a Swing at Arthritis 
    Sign up in advance for the "Take a Swing at Arthritis" Summer Golf Classic from 9:30am-4:30pm at the North Bellingham Golf Course, 205 W. Smith Rd. e. Four-person scramble Golf Classic admissions include green fees, golf cart, box lunch, course contests and participation in the Gala reception after the Golf Classic at the Bellingham Country Club.
    North Bellingham Golf Course :: http://www.arthritis.org/bellinghamgolfgala
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 - 8:30pm Family Story Night 
    Bellingham Storyteller's Guild members will lead an hour of coaching and an introduction to the craft at 6pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. At 7pm, Fairhaven Family Story Night will commence. Entry to both events is free.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Seafarers' Summer 
    The Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band known as Petty Differences will perform as part of the Port of Anacortes' Summer Concert Series from 6-8pm at Seafarers' Park, 601 Seafarer Way. The free concerts take place most Wednesday and Friday evenings through Aug. 31.
    Seafarers' Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Commercial Street Night Market 
    Artisan vending, intriguing entertainment, delicious food and local music will be part of the second Commercial Street Night Market of the season from 6-10pm on the 1300 block of Commercial St. Entry is free. Additional markets happen Aug. 17, Sept. 21, and Dec. 21.
    Commercial Street :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Burlington Summer Nights 
    As part of a Burlington Summer Nights concert series, Market Street Dixie Jazz Band will perform from 6-8pm at the Burlington Visitors Center, 520 E. Fairhaven Ave. Entry is free; additional concerts happen Fridays through Aug. 10.
    Burlington Visitors Center :: http://www.burlington-chamber.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 27, Aug. 3, 10 and 18, and Sept. 14.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Charlie King and Rebel Voices 
    Lauded musical storyteller and political satirist Charlie King will be joined by Rebel Voices at 7pm at a House Concert in Bellingham (locale will be revealed upon registration). King is currently touring with his latest recording, Life & Love, Tears & Laughter. Suggested donation is $15-$20.
    (360) 671-3480 or rob@roblopresti.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Dancing on the Green 
    Learn new dances and enjoy music while the sun sets at "Dancing on the Green" from 7-9:30pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Take a waltz lesson with Mary Simler Evans of Bellingham Dance Company, 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.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: (360) 778-7000
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Poetry Party 
    Award-winning Seattle poet Jed Myers will read from Between Dream and Flesh at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome is the latest handmade, limited-edition offering from Egress Studio Press. Poets from Egress Studio Press and MoonPath Press will add their voices to the night in honor of Washington State poets.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Joey Curtin and Jon Mutchler 
    Solo piano artists Joey Curtin and Jon Mutchler will be performing at 7pm at an intimate outdoor concert at a private home in Ferndale. Suggested donation is $10-$20; call the number below to reserve a spot (and get directions).
    Ferndale :: (360) 927-1881
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Festival of Music Finale 
    Soprano Maria Valdes will be joined by the Bellingham Festival Chorus at the finale of the 25th annual Bellingham Festival of Music season at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $12-$49.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
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Saturday, July 21 52 events
  • 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 from 10am until sunset daily through the summer 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.
  • 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 Summer of Blood 
    The Skagit River Shakespeare Company continues its “Summer of Blood” season with showings of the drama King Lear at 7pm Friday and 4pm Sunday at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. At 7pm Saturday, view Titus Andronicus. Tickets are $10-$13. The plays show in repertory through Aug. 18.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shaksenw.org
  • 10:00am NW Art Beat Studio Tour 
    Thirty-two artists will show and sell their work at more than 20 venues as part of Skagit Artists' annual NW Art Beat Studio Tour from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Skagit County. This self-guided driving tour takes you from the foothills to Fidalgo Island—offering a chance to go behind the scenes, meet the artists, explore their studios and learn more about their processes. Entry is free.
    Skagit County :: http://www.nwartbeat.com
  • 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.
    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 Northwest Raspberry Festival 
    Celebrate the largest harvest of raspberries in North America at the Northwest Raspberry Festival taking place Friday and Saturday throughout Lynden. In addition to offering raspberry ice cream sundaes and smoothies, pies, flats and other local food products featuring the celebrated fruit, the event will include a basketball tournament, live music, vendors, a street market, a car show, a fun run, prize drawings and much more. Entry is free.
  • 7:00am - 11:00am Raspberry Pancake Breakfast 
    Before heading to the second day of the Northwest Raspberry Festival, attend a Raspberry Pancake Breakfast from 7-11am at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Entry is $3 for kids ages 8 and under, $6 for adults.
    Lynden Community Center :: http://www.lyndencommunitycenter.org
  • 7:30am - 3:00pm Tour de Whatcom 
    Choose from scenic 22-, 44-, 62- or 100-mile bicycle rides as part of the 13th annual "Tour de Whatcom" starting at 7:30am in front of the Farmers Market at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry is $75-$85. Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition will be the beneficiary of the ride.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.tourdewhatcom.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Ferndale Breakfast 
    Choose from pancakes, French toast or biscuits and gravy at a Pancake Breakfast taking place from 8-11am at the Ferndale Senior Center, 1999 Cherry St. Admission is $2.50 for kids and $6 for adults and includes scrambled eggs, ham or sausage, juice, coffee or tea.
    Ferndale Senior Center :: (360) 384-6244
  • 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).
  • 9:00am - 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 - 4:30pm Four Democrats seek election in the Skagit 
  • 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 - 4:00pm Christmas in July Bazaar 
    Evergreen Assembly of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls will host a “Christmas in July” Bazaar from 9am-4pm at the Bellingham Masonic Center, 2626 W. Maplewood Ave. In addition to craft vendors, visitors will find baked good and raffles.
    Bellingham Masonic Center :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 9:30am - 4:00pm Primary Election Forum 
    The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County will host a Primary Election Forum from 9:30am-4pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. All candidates in local races who appear on the primary ballot have been invited, and will participate in a moderated forum. Attendees will be invited to submit their questions, as well.
    Bellingham High School :: http://www.lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org
  • 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
  • 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 - 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 - 4:00pm Summer Seersucker Bicycle Ride 
    Dress in vintage wear from the 1920s and ’30s (think seersucker suits, leather lace-up shoes and flat caps) and take part in the Summer Seersucker Social Bicycle Ride & Scavenger Hunt starting at 10am at La Conner's Gilkey Square. The eight-mile ride will proceed with a self-paced tour, a scavenger hunt and an after-party. Entry is $12-$15.
  • 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
  • 10:30am - 12:30pm Correspondence Club 
    Anyone over 8 years old can show up for the monthly Correspondence Club gathering from 10:30am-12:30pm at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly St. Supplies, materials and instructional guidance will be provided for collage Mail Art, envelopes, postcards and more. Bring your addresses and your postage, and make it a good mail day.
    Mindport Exhibits :: http://www.mindport.org
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Street Food Saturdays 
    Sage Against the Machine, Mobile Mouth Hole, and Jalapenos Taco Truck 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.
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm Downtown Market Walk 
    Taste your way through unique markets and specialty food shops as part today's Downtown Market Walk happening from 11am-3pm at nine locales in downtown Bellingham—including Pure Bliss Desserts, Culture Cafe, Old World Deli, Community Food Co-op, Seifert & Jones, Bellingham Farmers Market, 11th Hour Tea & Coffee, the Bagelry, and Terra Organic. Samples and specials will be part of the fun.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Hot Ticket 
    Kids in grades K-5 are invited to "Explore Your Local Fire Truck" from 11am-12pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. Special guest Heather will read a story and the library and then demonstrate how her fire truck and other vehicles work at the fire station next door.
    North Fork Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm Show & Shine 
    Check out vintage motorcycles and vehicles at a "Show & Shine" event taking place from 11am-3pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Admission is free to view the exhibits, $10 to show your car (payable at the gate). Proceeds benefit Whatcom Humane Society.
    BelleWood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm Public Sail 
    Join the Schooner Adventuress for a Public Sail from 12-3pm in Anacortes leaving from the Cap Sante Marina, 1019 Q Ave. Excursions on the 105-year-old watercraft are designed to get everyone involved; you'll be invited to help raise the sails or take a turn at the wheel as you explore the Salish Sea and learn more about its unique marine environment. No sailing experience is required. Tickets are $35-$65.
    Cap Sante Marina :: http://www.soundexp.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm The Nandia Trilogy 
    Author and musician Ned Wolf will sign all three volumes of The Nandia Trilogy from 1-3pm at Barnes & Noble, 4099 Meridian St. Entry to the 18-and-older event is a $20 suggested donation.
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Wren and Della 
    Kids in grades K-5 can experience high-energy, circus-style entertainment when Wren and Della share their juggling and comedic talents at 1pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Entry is free.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 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 - 3:00pm Craftapalooza 
    Kids in grades K-12 can make art masterpieces at a “Craftapalooza” happening from 1-3pm at the new Point Roberts Library, 1431 Gulf Rd. Entry is free, and all supplies will be provided.
    Point Roberts Library :: (360) 945-6545
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Field Games 
    As part of the City of Ferndale's "Summer of Fun," attend an all-ages Field Games event from 1-3pm at VanderYacht Park, 1945 Washington St. Bring clothes you can get dirty, and have water balloon fights, toss eggs, play Tug-o-war, and take part in sack races (among other things). Entry is free and is open to all abilities.
    VanderYacht Park :: http://www.cityofferndale.org
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm State Street History Tour 
    Join the Good Time Girls for “State Street History: Guided Walking Tour of Old Sehome” starting at 1:45pm Saturday and Sunday at the goat statue at the Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. This guided tour of State Street and the former little mining town of Sehome explores the early history of the town and its rivalry with neighboring Whatcom, historical buildings and businesses, as well as the street's evolution as an early highway into town. Entry is $10-$20.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 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
  • 3:00pm - 9:00pm The Secret Garden 
    See what kids involved in the Missoula Children's Theatre Camp have been up to at performances of The Secret Garden at 3pm and 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $6-$10 to view the joy retelling of a story of hope and celebration and all good things in life.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Ferndale Uncorked and Uncapped 
    Sample specially selected wines and tasty appetizers at “Ferndale Uncorked & Uncapped” from 3-7pm at the city's Centennial Riverwalk Park. Piano music and silent auction will round out the evening. Tickets are $30; proceeds benefit the Ferndale Food Bank.
    Centennial Riverwalk Park :: http://www.ferndaleuncorked.org
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm Whatcom Democrats Country Picnic 
    Meet candidates and elected officials, including Representative Suzan DelBene, at the Whatcom Democrats Country Picnic starting at 4pm in Ferndale at Hovander Homestead Park. Tickets are $10.
    Hovander Homestead Park :: http://www.whatcomdemocrats.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 - 9:00pm Feast and Frolic 
    Join Viva Farms to celebrate its farmers and the preservation of sustainable family farming at its second annual “Long Live Farms: Feast & Frolic in the Field” starting at 5:30pm in Mount Vernon at 16470 State Route 20. Enjoy a farm-to-table dinner with ingredients sourced from Viva farmers, paired with locally-crafted drinks. Following dinner, put on your dancing shoes for a lively show by FarmStrong. Tickets are $110.
    Viva Farms :: http://www.vivafarms.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 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 Music at Maritime 
    Baby Cakes will perform at the second of three "Music at Maritime" concerts from 6-8pm at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. The Anniversary Boys will close out the free, family-friendly series on Sat., July 28. Kulshan Community Land Trust will host a beer garden at the gatherings.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.cob.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Bellingham Youth Jazz Band 
    The 29-piece Bellingham Youth Jazz Band will perform at a Swing Dance and concert from 7-9pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Expect to hear big band and combo jazz pieces by the likes of Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Woody Herman and others. Entry is by donation.
    Bellingham Senior Activity Center :: http://www.jazzproject.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Austin Jenckes 
    Hear original country tunes when The Voice finalist Austin Jenckes performs from 7-9pm at the pavilion at Sedro-Woolley's Eagle Haven Winery, 8243 Sims Rd. Entry is $12-$15; additional concerts happen Saturdays through Sept. 15.
    Eagle Haven Winery :: http://www.eaglehavenwinery.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Nelson Mandela Tribute Concert 
    Members of the Bellingham Chamber Chorale and the Bellingham Unitarian Choir, with guest artists “Cricket and Snail”on violin and accordion, will perform at a Nelson Mandela 100th Birthday Tribute Concert at 7:30pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. The lineup also includes singers Wendy Bloom and Genevieve Baglio, and pianist Emily Gantt. Entry is by donation; funds raised will benefit the Zinzin Roma Children’s Choir of Romania.
    Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship :: http://www.buf.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Gerrymandering Update 
    Lummi Island resident Peter Earle presents an "Update on the Gerrymandering Case Before the U.S. Supreme Court" at 7:30pm at the Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. Earle is an attorney who served as co-lead trial counsel in the first partisan gerrymandering case to prevail at the trial court level. This potentially landmark case is now under review by the United States Supreme Court. When Peter outlined the case at a previous program, the audience was spellbound.
    Island Library :: (360) 758-7145
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Bebel Gilberto 
    Celebrated bossa nova singer Bebel Gilberto shares songs from her latest album at a concert at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Gilberto has recently started performing intimate versions of her songs live and has been delighted by the audience response. Tickets are $24-$39.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
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