Week of July 29, 2018

Sunday, July 29 21 events
  • All Day Marrowstone Music Festival 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 75th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 22-Aug. 5 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place July 26, 28 and 29, and Aug. 2, 4 and 5 at various venues on campus. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.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 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
  • 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.
  • 7:30pm Graffiti Dance Theater 
    As part of the Western Summer Theatre lineup, attend performances of Graffiti Dance Theater at 7:30pm Friday through Sunday at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Under the artistic direction of Western Washington University professor Nolan Dennett, the contemporary collective comprised of WWU dance majors and graduates from the outlying community will present family-oriented programming with enough spice and vinegar to please any palate. Tickets are $6-$10.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 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
  • 12:00pm Whatcom Old Settlers Picnic 
    Celebrate the rich history of the area and the great people that call it home at the 122nd annual "Whatcom Old Settlers Picnic" taking place Friday through Sunday at Ferndale's Pioneer Park—and beyond. Happenings at this year's event include parades, a 5K run, live music, reunions, a classic car show, a barn dance, local food and craft vendors, activities for kids, tours of the historical structures and much more. Entry is free.
  • 10:00am Washington State Decorated Egg Show 
    Check out hundreds of beautifully decorated eggshells at the Washington State Decorated Egg Show happening from 10am-4pm in Mount Vernon at the Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn, 2300 Market St. Entry is free. Art supplies and miniatures will be available for purchase.
    Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn :: (206) 354-4843
  • 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
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm 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
  • 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 - 12:30pm Backyard Composting Class 
    The WSU Master Composter/Recycler Program invites the community to learn how to create compost at home at a free "Backyard Composting 101" class beginning at 11am at the Sudden Valley Barn View Garden, 10 Barn View Court. Topics will include hot and fast versus cold and slow compost, how to build and maintain a pile, economic and environmental benefits, and pest management.
    Sudden Valley Barn View Garden :: http://www.whatcom.wsu.edu
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm Brewers by the Bay 
    Sample more than 80 craft microbrews from approximately 40 breweries at Bellingham Bay Rotary's 12th annual "Brewers by the Bay" from 1-5pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate and include tasting scripts, a keepsake glass and live music. Proceeds benefit DVSAS, Lydia Place, Bellingham Food Bank, and other family-focused charities in Whatcom County. Local food trucks will also be in attendance.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghambayrotary.com
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm La Conner Live! 
    Brian Lee and the Orbiters 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 dance instruction will be part of the final "Fiddlin' Fox" summer music series with the gypsy Balkan sounds of Balkanarama from 2-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Entry to the all-ages event is free.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.fairhaven.com
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm 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
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Monday, July 30 16 events
  • All Day Marrowstone Music Festival 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 75th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 22-Aug. 5 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place July 26, 28 and 29, and Aug. 2, 4 and 5 at various venues on campus. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.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 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
  • 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 - 3:30pm Missoula Children's Theatre 
    The 16th annual visit by the Missoula Children's Theatre will see pros work with area youth to present Pied Piper from July 30-Aug. 4 at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Each summer, the MCT tour team arrives at the 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 student.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Kids Can Cook 
    Ross Duncan of the Co-op's produce department will be joined by his daughter Ruby Mae to teach a "Kids Can Cook: Tacos" class designed for kids ages 7-13 from 11am-1pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $29.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm 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 Mondays through Aug. 6 from 12-1pm at the Ferndale Library (2125 Main St.), and 12pm-1pm Wednesdays at the Lynden Library (216 4th St.). The 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 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 - 8:30pm Open Mic Night 
    Both published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience when they share their stories, poems and essays at a monthly Open Mic Night starting at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Sign up at the main counter, or by calling the number listed here.
    Village Books :: (360) 671-2626
  • 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 31 16 events
  • All Day Marrowstone Music Festival 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 75th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 22-Aug. 5 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place July 26, 28 and 29, and Aug. 2, 4 and 5 at various venues on campus. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.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 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
  • 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.
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Party with Waldo 
    As part of July's month-long "Find Waldo Local" program, attend "Party with Waldo!" celebrations at 2pm at Bellingham's Village Books (1200 11th St.) and Lynden's Village Books (430 Front St.). Participants can play games, eat treats and find the real-life Waldo hiding in the store. Come in your red stripes and glasses, and be ready to have a good time.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 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
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm All-Paces Run 
    Staff and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes-by the water or through the woods. Entry is free.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:00pm - 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
  • 6:30pm - 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 - 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 Robert Cray 
    Grammy-winning blues, soul and R&B musician Robert Cray returns to Mount Vernon for a 7:30pm concert at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets to see the acclaimed performer are $54-$69.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Comedy Open Mic 
    The weekly Shakedown Punch Up Comedy Open Mic begins at 7:30pm at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. Entry is free. If you'd like to take your turn onstage, show up at 7pm to sign up for a five-minute set.
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Wednesday, August 1 21 events
  • All Day Marrowstone Music Festival 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 75th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 22-Aug. 5 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place July 26, 28 and 29, and Aug. 2, 4 and 5 at various venues on campus. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.org
  • 9:00am Arts at the Port 
    Attend “Arts at the Port” from 9am-5pm Wednesday and Thursday, and during Anacortes Arts Festival hours Aug. 3-6 at the Anacortes Port Transit Shed, 100 Commercial Ave. The exhibit includes the Allen Family Focus Gallery showings invitational work, “Animalia,” featuring four prominent Skagit Valley artists, and the Juried Exhibition, which features 70 regional artists. An Emerging Arts Show will also highlight work from selected high school students. Entry is free.
    Anacortes Port Transit Shed :: http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
  • 7:00am Vintage Farming Days 
    The Puget Sound Antique Tractor & Machinery Association (PSATMA) hosts its 47th annual Vintage Farming Days from 7am-7pm Wednesday through Friday, and 7am-5pm Saturday at Lynden's Berthusen Memorial Park, 8837 Berthusen Rd. The event includes threshing, sawmill demos, a swap meet, gas engines, tractor pulling, antique vehicles, corn grinding, steam engines, activities for kids, blacksmithing and more. Entry is $3-$8.
    Berthusen Memorial Park :: http://www.psatama.com
  • 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.
  • 5:00pm 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.
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm Cool Summer Reading Celebration 
    Kids in grades K-5 are invited to a Cool Summer Reading Celebration from 12:30-1:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. At the free event, Sugar Shack Ice Cream Truck's Jasmine will be on hand to read a story and share her sweet treats.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Quilt Exhibits Reception 
    An opening reception for "Pacific Northwest Needle Arts Guild and "Seeing Stars: A Celebration of Star Quilts, Old and New" takes place from 1-4pm at La Conner's Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St. "Fabric Poems" is also on display. Entry is free during openings.
    Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Books and Tea 
    An “Afternoon Books and Tea” gathering take place from 1-3:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Each month has a different theme and author or guest speaker. The subject this month is human trafficking, and Aaron Newcomb, a founder of Engedi Refuge, will talk to the group about survivor experiences.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Camping in the Library 
    Students in grades K-5 can sit around a "campfire" and listen to scary stories, sing camp songs, and eat s'mores in a cup at a “Camping in the Library” event from 2-3pm in Sudden Valley at the the South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. Entry is free.
    South Whatcom Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Kids' Craft Fair 
    Homemade crafts and treats make by children ages 5-13 can be had at a Kids' Craft Fair taking place from 2-4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. All items will be available for $5 or less.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 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
  • 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
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Green Drinks 
    Network with likeminded environmentally aware citizens at the monthly Green Drinks gathering from 5-7pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Please RSVP in advance.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.re-sources.org
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm Downtown Sounds 
    Robert Sarazin Blake and the Letters open this week's Downtown Sounds concert taking place from 5:30-9pm on Bay and Prospect streets in downtown Bellingham. MarchFourth Marching Band headlines the free event. A beer and wine garden with expanded beverage items, family-friendly activities and more will be part of the fun. A final concert with Motus and Klozd Sirkut happens Wed., Aug. 8.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm Weeknight Mediterranean Demo and Book Talk 
    Samantha Ferraro will give a demonstration and share samples from her new book, The Weeknight Mediterranean: 80 Authentic, Healthy Recipes Made Quick and Easy for Everyday Cooking, at a Wednesday Market appearance at 3:30pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1017 Harris St. After the demo, head to the writers corner on the mezzanine level of Village Books, where Ferraro will join in the discussion of her book with the Regional Cookbook and Cooking Lit Book Group.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.villagebooks.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 - 8:00pm Community Talent Show 
    Juggle, do magic tricks, sing, dance, read poetry, perform standup or share other family-appropriate talents at a Sumas Community Talent Show taking place from 6:30-8pm at the Sumas Library, 461 2nd St. Each performer gets five minutes on stage. Due to time constraints, space is limited; registration required.
    Sumas Library :: (360) 988-2501
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Brewers Cruise 
    Tonight's "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" will feature liquid fare from Boundary Bay, Port Townsend Brewing, and Maritime Pacific Brewing Company 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.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whales.com
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Thursday, August 2 25 events
  • 1:00pm 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.
  • 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 Marrowstone Music Festival 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 75th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 22-Aug. 5 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place July 26, 28 and 29, and Aug. 2, 4 and 5 at various venues on campus. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.org
  • 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 Thursday and Saturday at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. The bloody Titus Andronicus shows at 7pm Friday, and 4pm Sunday. Tickets are $10-$13. The plays show in repertory through Aug. 18.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shakesnw.org
  • All Day Arts at the Port 
    Attend “Arts at the Port” from 9am-5pm Wednesday and Thursday, and during Anacortes Arts Festival hours Aug. 3-6 at the Anacortes Port Transit Shed, 100 Commercial Ave. The exhibit includes the Allen Family Focus Gallery showings invitational work, “Animalia,” featuring four prominent Skagit Valley artists, and the Juried Exhibition, which features 70 regional artists. An Emerging Arts Show will also highlight work from selected high school students. Entry is free.
    Anacortes Port Transit Shed :: http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
  • 7:30pm Hound of the Baskervilles 
    The world-famous mystery known as Hound of the Baskervilles continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. In the play, Sherlock Holmes investigates a family curse—death at the fangs of a horror that prowls the desolate moors. Tickets are $20. Additional showings happen through Aug. 17.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day Vintage Farming Days 
    The Puget Sound Antique Tractor & Machinery Association (PSATMA) hosts its 47th annual Vintage Farming Days from 7am-7pm Wednesday through Friday, and 7am-5pm Saturday at Lynden's Berthusen Memorial Park, 8837 Berthusen Rd. The event includes threshing, sawmill demos, a swap meet, gas engines, tractor pulling, antique vehicles, corn grinding, steam engines, activities for kids, blacksmithing and more. Entry is $3-$8.
    Berthusen Memorial Park :: http://www.psatama.com
  • 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 - 2:00pm Kids Can Cook, Global Kitchen Edition 
    Annalee Dunn helms a "Kids Can Cook: Global Kitchen" course for kids ages 7-13 from 10am-2pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. In the cross-cultural culinary adventure, the class will make Pizza Italiano with fresh pesto; rice noodles with peanuts and tofu from Thailand; butter tarts (courtesy of our Canadian neighbors); and samsa, a meat-filled pastry that is a favorite street food in Uzbekistan. 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 - 11:00pm Hot Thursday Nights 
    The Lynden Downtown Business Association hosts the second “Hot Thursday Nights” event from starting at 5pm on Front Street—between Third and Fourth streets. Events will include music at the Jansen Art Center, craft and food vendors, face painting, Bellingham Circus Guild and Infinity Dance Company performers, watermelon bowling, and a showing of Spiderman at dusk on the west wall of Jo Fish. An additional event happens Thurs., Aug. 9.
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Blues and Brews 
    "Blues, Brews and Barbecue" features the sounds of Mama Dirty Skirt 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.
  • 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 Riverwalk Concert Series 
    Knut Bell and the 360s will perform as part of Mount Vernon's Riverwalk Concert Series from 6-8pm at the Riverwalk Plaza. The free event will take place Thursday nights through Aug. 30.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series 
    Rock out with bandZandt 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 - 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. 16 and 23.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Pub Run 
    Attend a Pub Run starting at 6pm at BBay Running, 1431 N. State St. BBay Ambassadors safely guide each pace group at the weekly 3- to 5-mile runs, which are open to runners of all levels and abilities. Tonight's run follows the South Bay Trail, ending at Structures Brewing. Entry is free.
    BBay Running :: http://www.bbayrunning.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Provencal Summer 
    Karina Davidson combines the bounty of the Northwest harvest with classic Provencal cuisine at a "Provencal Summer" class from 6:30-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $49. The course fee includes a choice of wine or a non-alcoholic beverage.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Dances are taught, and mentoring is available. Suggested donation is $5.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Shiner 
    iDiOM Theater relaunches its HOTBOX series with showings of Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao's Shiner at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Entry to see the dark comedy, comic mystery and political farce rolled into one is $12 ($1 for Sylvia Center members, and free for iDiOM 2017-2018 pass-holders).
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
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Friday, August 3 28 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.
  • 5:00pm Mount Baker Rhythm and Blues Festival 
    The 23rd annual Mount Baker Rhythm and Blues Festival takes place from 5pm Friday to 8:30pm Sunday at the Deming Log Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd. Sonny Landreth, Ana Popovic, Anthony Gomes, the Chris Eger Band and more will perform during the course of the weekend. Tickets prices vary.
    Deming Log Show Grounds :: http://www.bakerblues.com
  • All Day Marrowstone Music Festival 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 75th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 22-Aug. 5 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place July 26, 28 and 29, and Aug. 2, 4 and 5 at various venues on campus. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.org
  • 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 Thursday and Saturday at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. The bloody Titus Andronicus shows at 7pm Friday, and 4pm Sunday. Tickets are $10-$13. The plays show in repertory through Aug. 18.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shakesnw.org
  • All Day Arts at the Port 
    Attend “Arts at the Port” from 9am-5pm Wednesday and Thursday, and during Anacortes Arts Festival hours Aug. 3-6 at the Anacortes Port Transit Shed, 100 Commercial Ave. The exhibit includes the Allen Family Focus Gallery showings invitational work, “Animalia,” featuring four prominent Skagit Valley artists, and the Juried Exhibition, which features 70 regional artists. An Emerging Arts Show will also highlight work from selected high school students. Entry is free.
    Anacortes Port Transit Shed :: http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
  • 10:00am Anacortes Arts Festival 
    More than 250 juried booth artists will show and sell their creative wares as part of the 57th annual Anacortes Arts Festival happening from 10am-7pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday throughout historic downtown Anacortes. An "Arts at the Port" fine art exhibit, demos by master craftsmen, working studios, live music and entertainment, an emerging artist venue, an Art Dash, food trucks galore, a hands-on youth area and more will be part of the free, three-day artistic extravaganza.
    Downtown Anacortes :: http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
  • All Day Hound of the Baskervilles 
    The world-famous mystery known as Hound of the Baskervilles continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. In the play, Sherlock Holmes investigates a family curse—death at the fangs of a horror that prowls the desolate moors. Tickets are $20. Additional showings happen through Aug. 17.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 9:00pm Push it to the Limit 
    Performers will take big chances by attempting never-before-seen formats at "Push it to the Limit" shows at 9pm Friday and Saturday nights in August at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. 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
  • All Day Vintage Farming Days 
    The Puget Sound Antique Tractor & Machinery Association (PSATMA) hosts its 47th annual Vintage Farming Days from 7am-7pm Wednesday through Friday, and 7am-5pm Saturday at Lynden's Berthusen Memorial Park, 8837 Berthusen Rd. The event includes threshing, sawmill demos, a swap meet, gas engines, tractor pulling, antique vehicles, corn grinding, steam engines, activities for kids, blacksmithing and more. Entry is $3-$8.
    Berthusen Memorial Park :: http://www.psatama.com
  • 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 Wednesday through August at Lake Padden Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Lake Padden Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 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 - 8:00pm Food Truck Friday 
    As part of Ferndale's "Summer of Fun," pick up dinner at a monthly Food Truck Friday event from 5:30-8pm at the city's Star Park, 5465 Ferndale Rd. A final food truck fling takes place Fri., 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 - 8:30pm 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 Burlington Summer Nights 
    As part of the Burlington Summer Nights concert series, the Marlin James Band will present country rock sounds from 6-8pm at the Burlington Visitors Center, 520 E. Fairhaven Ave. Entry is free; an additional concert features Mama Dirty Skirt Fri., Aug. 10.
    Burlington Visitors Center :: http://www.burlington-chamber.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm First Friday Art Walk 
    The Good Stuff Arts, Red Salon Aveda, Burton Jewelers, Scott Milo Gallery, Pelican Bay Bookstore, the Majestic Inn and Spa, and the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed will be part of the First Friday Art Walk and opening night of the Anacortes Arts Festival from 6-9pm in downtown Anacortes.
    Downtown Anacortes :: http://www.anacortesart.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 Aug. 10 and 18, and Sept. 14.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Farm Tunes 
    Havilah Rand kicks off a Friday Night Farm Tunes series from 6-9pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. The concerts take place weekly through Sept. 28. Entry to the family-friendly shows is free.
    BelleWood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Downtown Bellingham Art Walk 
    Allied Arts, Apse Adorn, Bayou on Bay, the Community Food Co-op, Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, Max Higbee Center, Pickford Art Studios, Make.Shift Art Space, the Racket Bar, Sharon Kingston Studio, Studio 5, Western City Center, Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, and the Wild Oat Bakery and Cafe will be among the businesses and galleries opening their doors from 6-10pm for the monthly Art Walk taking place throughout downtown Bellingham. Pick up maps at participating locales for the full lineup.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.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 an East Coast swing lesson with Damian Cade of B'ham Hop, then put your new skills to use while dancing along with a DJ. The free events put on by Bellingham Parks and Rec and Bellingham Dance Company will conclude Fri., Aug. 10. No partner or experience is necessary.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: (360) 778-7000
  • 9:00pm - 11:00pm Brass Monkey Theater Club 
    iDiOM Theater hosts a Brass Monkey Theater Club event at 9pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The show features cold readings of new short plays. Scripts are drawn from a pile, randomly cast on the spot, and performed script-in-hand. Entry is $5.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
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Saturday, August 4 51 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.
  • 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 Mount Baker Rhythm and Blues Festival 
    The 23rd annual Mount Baker Rhythm and Blues Festival takes place from 5pm Friday to 8:30pm Sunday at the Deming Log Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd. Sonny Landreth, Ana Popovic, Anthony Gomes, the Chris Eger Band and more will perform during the course of the weekend. Tickets prices vary.
    Deming Log Show Grounds :: http://www.bakerblues.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 Marrowstone Music Festival 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 75th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 22-Aug. 5 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place July 26, 28 and 29, and Aug. 2, 4 and 5 at various venues on campus. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.org
  • 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 Thursday and Saturday at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. The bloody Titus Andronicus shows at 7pm Friday, and 4pm Sunday. Tickets are $10-$13. The plays show in repertory through Aug. 18.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shakesnw.org
  • All Day Arts at the Port 
    Attend “Arts at the Port” from 9am-5pm Wednesday and Thursday, and during Anacortes Arts Festival hours Aug. 3-6 at the Anacortes Port Transit Shed, 100 Commercial Ave. The exhibit includes the Allen Family Focus Gallery showings invitational work, “Animalia,” featuring four prominent Skagit Valley artists, and the Juried Exhibition, which features 70 regional artists. An Emerging Arts Show will also highlight work from selected high school students. Entry is free.
    Anacortes Port Transit Shed :: http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
  • All Day Anacortes Arts Festival 
    More than 250 juried booth artists will show and sell their creative wares as part of the 57th annual Anacortes Arts Festival happening from 10am-7pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday throughout historic downtown Anacortes. An "Arts at the Port" fine art exhibit, demos by master craftsmen, working studios, live music and entertainment, an emerging artist venue, an Art Dash, food trucks galore, a hands-on youth area and more will be part of the free, three-day artistic extravaganza.
    Downtown Anacortes :: http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
  • 10:00am Drayton Harbor Days 
    A 5K "Run to the Border," tall ship tours and sails, live music, arts and crafts booths, a pancake breakfast, Pirate Daze, a pirate costume contest, the return of the Prestigious George Raft Race, Plover ferry rides, boat displays and much more will be part of the annual "Drayton Harbor Days" taking place from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Blaine Marina and beyond. Many events are free.
  • All Day Hound of the Baskervilles 
    The world-famous mystery known as Hound of the Baskervilles continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. In the play, Sherlock Holmes investigates a family curse—death at the fangs of a horror that prowls the desolate moors. Tickets are $20. Additional showings happen through Aug. 17.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 9:00am Sale @ the School 
    Skagit County Historical Museum hosts a "Sale @ the School" from 9am-5pm Saturday, and 10am-3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Skagit City School, 17508 Moore Rd. The event will feature vintage finds and new-to-you treasures. All proceeds benefit museum programs.
    Skagit City School :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • 9:00pm Push it to the Limit 
    Performers will take big chances by attempting never-before-seen formats at "Push it to the Limit" shows at 9pm Friday and Saturday nights in August at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. 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
  • 7:00am Vintage Farming Days 
    The Puget Sound Antique Tractor & Machinery Association (PSATMA) hosts its 47th annual Vintage Farming Days from 7am-7pm Wednesday through Friday, and 7am-5pm Saturday at Lynden's Berthusen Memorial Park, 8837 Berthusen Rd. The event includes threshing, sawmill demos, a swap meet, gas engines, tractor pulling, antique vehicles, corn grinding, steam engines, activities for kids, blacksmithing and more. Entry is $3-$8.
    Berthusen Memorial Park :: http://www.psatama.com
  • 7:00am - 11:00am Art Dash 
    As part of the Anacortes Arts Festival, take part in the 13th annual Art Dash starting at 7am at City Hall and ending at the Port Transit Shed Event Center—where participants can enjoy a fine art show and live music. Choose from a half-marathon, 10K or 5K. Entry to the USTAF-certified run is $5-$50.
  • 7:00am - 4:00pm Native Plant Walk 
    Join members of the Washington Native Plant Society for a Cascade Pass Native Plant Walk today. It will be a strenuous hike, but several stops will be made to observe native flowers, trees and shrubs along the way. Meet at 7am at the Fairhaven West Side Park & Ride at the end of 32nd Street to carpool. Entry is free and open to all ages.
    Cascade Pass :: http://www.wnpskoma.org
  • 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 - 12:00pm Bike to Farm Tour 
    An annual Bike to Farm Tour begins at 9am at Mount Vernon's Skagit Valley Food Co-op, 202 S. Firs St. The eight-mile tour will include three area farms—Skagit Flats Farm, Living Rain Farm, and Ralph's Greenhouse. Continue to Hedlin Family Farms in La Conner for a 20-mile round trip tour. Entry is free. Helmets are required.
    Skagit Valley Food Co-op :: http://www.skagitfoodcoop.com
  • 9:00am - 11:00am Running Trails with the MIG 
    Choose from a 5K run or a 2.5K walk at the annual "Running Trails with the MIG" starting at 9am at Whatcom Falls Park, 1401 Electric Ave. The family-friendly event is open to all ages, and leashed canines are welcome. Entry is $20; proceeds will be donated to the Blaine MWR Memorial Scholarship fund—which is offered to any child of a law enforcement or support staff in Whatcom County.
    Whatcom Falls Park :: http://www.active.com
  • 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).
  • 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 Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival 
    Attend the fourth annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival from 10am-2pm on the 1300 block of Cornwall Avenue. People of all skill levels, from artists to budding artists to people who just want to have fun, are encouraged to participate. The purpose of the event is to revive a beloved festival, provide a fun activity for individuals and families, and to enrich the area with local art. Bring your own nontoxic chalk or pastels, or purchase 48-piece kits for $5-$10.
    Cornwall Avenue :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 10:00am - 11:30am Resume That Get Interviews 
    Get preparation tips, strategies for resume writing, and an opportunity to start your resume or improve an existing resume at a free "Resumes That Get Interviews" workshop hosted by the Goodwill Job Training Center from 10-11:30am at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Please bring a laptop or tablet if you have one; a limited number of laptops will be available for use in the class.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Summer Harvest Day 
    Taste freshly harvested fruits and veggies, take guided tours and learn about a dynamic local food system at an annual Summer Harvest Day taking place from 10am-5pm at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. Entry is free; food and drink from Boundary Bay Brewery will be available for purchase.
    Cloud Mountain Farm Center :: ww.cloudmountainfarmcenter.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 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.
  • 11:00am - 7:00pm La Conner Art Walk 
    An Invitational Art Walk happens from 11am-7pm throughout downtown La Conner. In addition to the 15 galleries and businesses who will take part, 12 guests artists will be on outdoor booths on Morris and First street. The majority of the guests artists are new to the Pacific Northwest.
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Street Food Saturdays 
    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 Bellingham Kids Fest 
    Face painting, gymnastics, bounce houses, juggling, karate, martial arts, an obstacle course, martial arts, arts and crafts, wood turning, soccer and the opportunity to learn about what healthy recreational opportunities, programs and services Whatcom County has to offer will be part of the annual "Kids Fest" from 11am-3pm at Downer Fields, 1114 Potter St. Entry is free.
    Downer Fields :: http://www.cob.org
  • 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 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 - 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.
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm Pioneer Woman of the North Cascades 
    Jesse Kennedy presents "Lucinda Davis: A Pioneer Woman of the North Cascades" from 1:30-3pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. The free event focuses on Lucinda David, a diminutive pioneer woman from New England who ran a roadhouse and raised a family in the wild North Cascades.
    Burlington Public Library :: http://www.burlingtonwa.gov
  • 3:00pm - 9:00pm The Pied Piper 
    See what area youth have been up to during a week of rehearsals with the Missoula Children's Theatre at viewings of The Pied Piper at 3pm and 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $6-$10 to view the original adaptation of the classic children's tale.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.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 - 4:00pm Doctor Who Day 
    Hang out and demonstrate your knowledge of all things Doctor Who at a "Doctor Who Day" event taking place from 3-4pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Enjoy trivia, crafts and treats, and show off your costumes, tools and bling.
    Blaine Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm Fun at the Farm 
    Small bites, a presentation by Graham "Galloping Gourmet" Kerr, music, games for both kids and adults, a planetarium and more will be part of at "Fun at the Farm" fundraiser from 4-7pm at Burlington's Highland Farm, 20962 Lafayette Rd. Suggested donation is $10 per family; funds raised benefit Skagit Child Nutrition.
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm Art in the Alley 
    Lynden's Jansen Art Center hosts its annual "Art in the Alley" event from 5:30-9pm in the Judson Alley (behind the center at 321 Front St.). Celebrating the J's six-year anniversary, the event will features activites and demos from all of their art studios, art activities and sales , live music by the Chancellors, food trucks, a beer and wine garden and more. Entry is $25; funds benefit the center.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival 
    As many as 50 wineries pouring up to 150 different wine from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia will be represented at the Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival happening from 6-10pm at Four Points by Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Dr. Also participating will be two regional distilleries and at least one Northwest brewery. Eight local restaurants will provide complimentary small plates and passed appetizers and buffet stations are also included in your ticket price. Tickets are $50 general, $75 VIP.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm The Atlantics 
    Dance the night away when the Atlantics kick off a short summer concert series from 6-8pm at Boulevard Park. The free, family-friendly shows happen again Aug. 11 (Acorn Project) and Aug. 18 (Arete Quartet).
    Boulevard Park :: http://www.cob.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Cornell Quartet 
    Cellist and former Bellinghamster Maya Enstad returns to town to perform with the Cornell Quartet at 7pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Works by Schumann, Haydn, and Missy Mazzoli will be on the lineup, as will Danish folk tunes. Suggested donation is $10-$15.
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Rural Heritage Program 
    Isaac Colgan presents highlights from his research on Beach School and Lummi Island resort history at a Washington Rural Heritage presentation from 7:30-9pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. Hundreds of photos, documents, and audio recordings have been added to the Reef Net Fishing Collection begun in 2008. Entry is free.
    Lummi Island Library :: http://www.wcls.org
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