Week of August 12, 2018

Sunday, August 12 23 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 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.
  • 7:00pm 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 Festival of the River 
    The annual Stillaguamish Festival of the River & Pow Wow opens at 10am Saturday and Sunday in Arlington at River Meadows County Park, 20146 Jordan Rd. Activities at the festival include environmental and wellness exhibits, public pow wows, live music and entertainment, a fun run, a logging show, rides and activities, storytelling, a traditional salmon alder bake, and more. Entry is free.
    River Meadows County Park :: http://www.festivaloftheriver.com
  • 10:00am Rollback Weekend 
    A classic car show featuring cool rides from the 1950s and ’60s will be part of the third annual "Rollback Weekend" taking place from 10am-7pm Saturday and Sunday at Beach Park, 7930 Birch Bay Dr. A cruising car show, live music, food and craft vendors, prizes and more will be part of the free fun, so dust off those poodle skirts and leather jackets and join the festivities.
  • 7:00pm Summer of Blood 
    The Skagit River Shakespeare Company continues its “Summer of Blood” season with showings of Titus Andronicus Thursday and Saturday at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. See the drama King Lear at 7pm Friday, and 4pm Sunday. Tickets are $10-$13. The works show in repertory through Aug. 18.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shakesnw.org
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm Old Fashioned Family Fair 
    Play old-time games, learn about life on the homestead and take part in other family-friendly activities at an Old Fashioned Family Fair taking place from 12-4pm at La Conner's Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. 4th St. Entry is free.
    Skagit County Historical Museum :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm Chili Feed and Contest 
    The 40th District Democrats will host their annual Chili Feed and Contest from 12-4pm in Bow at Double S Quarter Horses Ranch, 15216 Colony Rd. The winner of the best chili (by popular vote) will take home an engraved chili pot trophy and a gift basket of delicious local foods and goodies from Skagit and Whatcom county businesses. Other progressive and liberal organizations are invited to compete in the contest. Local representatives will speak at the event. Tickets will be $10 at the door (no entry fee for contestants).
    Double S Quarter Horses Ranch :: http://www.facebook.com/40thdems
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm La Conner Live! 
    Amigos Nobles 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 - 3:30pm Columbia Neighborhood Walking Tour 
    As part of a "Bellinghistory" series, the Good Time Girls will lead a guided walking tour of the Columbia-Eldridge neighborhood starting at 2pm by the fountain in Elizabeth Park. During the one-mile walk, you'll learn about pioneer families, Victorian houses, historical parks, schools, churches, stores, and more. Entry is $10-$20. A final excursion on this route happens Sun., Sept. 9.
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Motherhood by the Book 
    Discuss Emily Fridlund's The History of Wolves at a Motherhood by the Book discussion from 2-3pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. This group is by no means exclusive to moms with kids still at home, but much of the selection may be geared toward issues those moms face. Fiction, nonfiction and parenting books take turns on the lineup.
    Village Books :: (360) 671-2626
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Nookchat 
    As part of an "Explore the Past; Enrich the Present" series, attend a NookChat: Community Storytelling event from 3-4:30pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. The informal, interactive gathering will feature stories by Gerrit and Claudette Sterk. Gerrit was a founding member of the Nooksack Valley Reformed Church 75 years ago, and dairy farmed on the Van Buren Road for 60 years. Claudette’s singing has entertained many, but did you know that she used to drive logging trucks and school buses?
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 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, August 13 14 events
  • 9:00am Northwest Washington Fair 
    Performances by Bret Michaels, High Valley, and Jeff Foxworthy will be a few of the highlights of the annual Northwest Washington Fair taking place from 9am-11pm Monday through Saturday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Other activities and events include the Demolition Derby, the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, thousands of exhibits from local farms, residents and FFA youth, a wide variety of carnival rides and games, acts from area performers and much, much more. General admission is $8-$13; ticket prices vary for special events.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.nwwafair.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.
  • 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.
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm High School Contemporary Dance Intensive 
    Intermediate/advanced dance students who will be entering grades 9-12 in fall 2018 with at least two years of dance training, or special permission by a BRD member, are invited to participate in a High School Contemporary Dance Intensive happening from 9am-4pm Monday through Friday at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Classes in contemporary technique, classical and contemporary ballet, conditioning, workshops, and repertory sessions will be part of the intensive. A performance will take place at 4pm Friday.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.bhamrep.org/youth-programs
  • 5:00pm - 7:30pm Plant Diagnostic Clinics 
    Local Master Gardeners will be on hand for Plant Diagnostic Clinics from 5-7:30pm Mondays through August at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Bring your gardening questions and samples or photos of unknown or problem plants.
    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 - 8:30pm Books on Tap 
    South Whatcom Library manager, Brian Hulsey, leads a "Books on Tap" discussion from 6:30-8:30pm in Sudden Valley at El Agave 2, 4 Clubhouse Circle, Sudden Valley Gate 2. Tonight's topic of discussion will be Ted Koppel's Lights Out: A Cyberattack: A Nation Unprepared: Surviving the Aftermath.
    El Agave 2 :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 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, August 14 16 events
  • All Day Northwest Washington Fair 
    Performances by Bret Michaels, High Valley, and Jeff Foxworthy will be a few of the highlights of the annual Northwest Washington Fair taking place from 9am-11pm Monday through Saturday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Other activities and events include the Demolition Derby, the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, thousands of exhibits from local farms, residents and FFA youth, a wide variety of carnival rides and games, acts from area performers and much, much more. General admission is $8-$13; ticket prices vary for special events.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.nwwafair.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.
  • 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.
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm Ferndale Book Group 
    All are welcome at a Ferndale Book Group discussion focusing on Joshilyn Jackson's The Opposite of Everyone from 2:30-4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. For future reference, the group meets on the second Tuesday of most months.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 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 - 7:00pm Bike Maintenance Basics 
    Learn how to take care of your ride and ride smoothly at a free "Bike Maintenance Basics" clinic 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
  • 6:30pm - 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 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 15 14 events
  • All Day Northwest Washington Fair 
    Performances by Bret Michaels, High Valley, and Jeff Foxworthy will be a few of the highlights of the annual Northwest Washington Fair taking place from 9am-11pm Monday through Saturday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Other activities and events include the Demolition Derby, the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, thousands of exhibits from local farms, residents and FFA youth, a wide variety of carnival rides and games, acts from area performers and much, much more. General admission is $8-$13; ticket prices vary for special events.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.nwwafair.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.
  • 4:00pm 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.
  • 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
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Barkley Market 
    Shop for fresh produce from Broad Leaf Farm, Hope Well Farms, and beyond at a Barkley Market happening from 4-6pm Wednesdays in August at the Barkley Village Green, 2215 Rimland Dr.
    Barkley Village Green :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Battle of the Bands 
    Come watch talented teen musicians perform onstage at a Battle of the Bands happening from 5-7pm at the Burlington Visitor Center Amphitheater, 520 E. Fairhaven Ave. Entry is free.
    Burlington Visitor Center Amphitheater :: http://www.burlingtonwa.gov/library
  • 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 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" starts at 6:30pm at San Juan Cruises' dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $39. Additional cruises happen Wednesdays through Sept. 19.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whales.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.
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Thursday, August 16 23 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.
  • 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 Northwest Washington Fair 
    Performances by Bret Michaels, High Valley, and Jeff Foxworthy will be a few of the highlights of the annual Northwest Washington Fair taking place from 9am-11pm Monday through Saturday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Other activities and events include the Demolition Derby, the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, thousands of exhibits from local farms, residents and FFA youth, a wide variety of carnival rides and games, acts from area performers and much, much more. General admission is $8-$13; ticket prices vary for special events.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.nwwafair.com
  • 8:00am Literacy Council Seeks Volunteers 
    The Whatcom Literacy Council is currently recruiting volunteers to work two to four hours a week with adults who have asked for help to improve their English, reading, writing, math and computer skills. Training and ongoing support from professional staff will be provided.
  • 7:30pm Hound of the Baskervilles 
    The world-famous mystery known as Hound of the Baskervilles concludes this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday 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.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:00pm Summer of Blood Finales 
    The Skagit River Shakespeare Company concludes its “Summer of Blood” season with showings of Titus Andronicus Thursday and Saturday at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. See the drama King Lear for the final time at 7pm Friday. Tickets are $10-$13.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shakesnw.org
  • 7:30pm Marian, or the True Tale of Robin Hood 
    As part of iDiOM Theater's Open Air Summer Rep, attend showings of Marian, or the True Tale of Robin Hood at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Entry is free to see the "gender-bending, patriarchy-smashing take on the classic outlaw legend." No reservations are needed.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.idiomtheater.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.
  • 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 the Atlantics 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 Fairhaven Wine Walk 
    Stroll, sip and savor a variety of Washington wines in 20 unique shops from 5:30-8:30pm at the inaugural "Vino in the Village" Fairhaven Wine Walk taking place throughout the historic district. Once you've tasted the wines, you can purchase bottles of your favorite at the on-site store. Entry is $25-$30, and includes eight tasting tickets, a map and guide, and a commemorative wine glass. VIP tickets are $50, and include expedited check-in, unlimited tastings, a swap bag and more.
    Historic Fairhaven :: hfa.fairhaven.com
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm Food Preservation Workshop 
    Gardeners, produce lovers and community members alike will learn how to preserve their in-season abundance from a local expert at a "Squatch Food Waste" workshop happening from 5:30-6:30pm at the Community Food Co-op's Bakery Cafe, 405 E. Holly St. Learn about different food preservation techniques, and which ones work best for produce that is overabundant in our area. Pickling, fermenting, freezing will all be covered. Entry is free; registration is required.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.sustainableconnections.org
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Jazz Jam 
    The Jazz Project's Jud Sherwood hosts a rotating house trio featuring top-flight local and regional musicians at a Jazz Jam happening from 5:30-8:30pm Thursdays at Illuminati Brewing, 3950 Hammer Dr., Suite 101. Entry is free.
    Illuminati Brewing :: http://www.jazzproject.org
  • 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 
    Soulfunktion will perform as part of Mount Vernon's Riverwalk Concert Series from 6-8pm at the Riverwalk Plaza. The free events take place Thursday nights through Aug. 30.
    Riverwalk Plaza. :: http://www.mountvernonchamber.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Bellingham Go Club 
    Join the Bellingham Go Club from 6-9pm at the upstairs mezzanine space at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Members welcome everyone to come play or learn how to play—including kids. The group also reviews games and occasionally hosts a lecture.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.facebook.com/groups
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series 
    Hear progressive bluegrass when the High Mountain String Band performs from 6-8pm as part of the Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series. Entry is free. The series concludes next week, when the Replayzments bring classic rock to the stage.
  • 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. An additional event happens Aug. 23.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Choice 
    Dawn Harju leads an Excellence Northwest workshop focused on "Choice" at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. At the free event, she'll ask questions such as "What am I making important? How can you tell what you're making important? Have you ever gotten into a situation where you've agreed to something and later wished you didn't?" Entry is free.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.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
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Friday, August 17 31 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 Northwest Washington Fair 
    Performances by Bret Michaels, High Valley, and Jeff Foxworthy will be a few of the highlights of the annual Northwest Washington Fair taking place from 9am-11pm Monday through Saturday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Other activities and events include the Demolition Derby, the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, thousands of exhibits from local farms, residents and FFA youth, a wide variety of carnival rides and games, acts from area performers and much, much more. General admission is $8-$13; ticket prices vary for special events.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.nwwafair.com
  • 9:00pm Push it to the Limit 
    Mainstage 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
  • All Day Literacy Council Seeks Volunteers 
    The Whatcom Literacy Council is currently recruiting volunteers to work two to four hours a week with adults who have asked for help to improve their English, reading, writing, math and computer skills. Training and ongoing support from professional staff will be provided.
  • 7:30pm Hotbox 
    As part of a newly added series of summer shows, attend iDiOM Theater's "Hotbox" performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The relaunched series features a brand-new, full-length play written, rehearsed and performed, page to stage, in just seven days. Entry is $12 ($1 for Sylvia Center members).
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • All Day Summer of Blood Finales 
    The Skagit River Shakespeare Company concludes its “Summer of Blood” season with showings of Titus Andronicus Thursday and Saturday at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. See the drama King Lear for the final time at 7pm Friday. Tickets are $10-$13.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shakesnw.org
  • All Day Marian, or the True Tale of Robin Hood 
    As part of iDiOM Theater's Open Air Summer Rep, attend showings of Marian, or the True Tale of Robin Hood at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Entry is free to see the "gender-bending, patriarchy-smashing take on the classic outlaw legend." No reservations are needed.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • All Day Hound of the Baskervilles 
    The world-famous mystery known as Hound of the Baskervilles concludes this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday 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.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.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 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
  • 12:00pm - 10:00pm Summer's End Music & Art Gathering 
    Hibou, Guayaba, Porch Cat, Mostafa, Club Mage, Mr. Feelgood and the Firm Believers, Marshall Law Band, and Hello, I'm Sorry will be among the musicians taking part in the third annual Summer's End Music & Art Gathering from 12-10pm at Zuanich Point Park, 2600 N. Harbor Loop Dr. As well as featuring nationally recognized musicians, the event will highlight more than 65 local artists, plus have vendors, food trucks, a beer garden, rides and games, workshops, silent disco and more. Tickets are $25 (free for kids under 12).
    Zuanich Point Park :: http://www.summersendfest.com
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Books and Bites 
    Bring your lunch if you'd like and join a lively "Books and Bites" conversation about Jim Lynch's Border Songs from 1-2:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. The club meets on the third Friday of the month.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Roadeo 
    The City of Blaine's Public Works department hosts its third annual equipment "Roadeo" from 1-3pm in the parking lot behind the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Experience big equipment in action with demonstrations, interactive activities for kids of all ages, games and prizes. Entry is free.
    Blaine Library :: http://www.cityofblaine.com
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm Drive for the Arts 
    Lincoln Theatre, the Theatre Arts Guild, and META team up for the fifth annual "Drive for the Arts" Golf Tournament starting at 1pm at Swinomish Golf Links. Entry is $100 per person or $400 per team and includes 18 holes of golf, a riding cart, lunch and a chance at prizes. Dinner only is $25.
    Swinomish Golf Links :: http://www.lincolntheatre.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
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Wheelchair Gangball 
    Attend Indoor Wheelchair Gangball from 5-7pm Fridays in August at Bloedel Donovan, 2200 Electric Ave. Sport wheelchairs will be provided, and able-bodied participants are welcome. Please call or text to RSVP.
    Bloedel Donovan :: (360) 303-2130
  • 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 - 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 Sept. 21 and Dec. 21.
    Commercial Street :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Anacortes Summer Concert Series 
    As part of a free Summer Concert Series being put on by the Port of Anacortes, listen and dance to reggae and rock by Longstride from 6-8pm at Seafarers' Memorial Park, 601 Seafarers' Way. Additional concerts happen Fridays through August.
    Seafarers' Memorial Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.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 - 9:00pm Farm Tunes 
    As part of the Friday Night Farm Tunes series, the Prozac Mountain Boys perform 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 - 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. An additional sail happens Sept. 14.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Whiskey Fever 
    Hear rock and rockabilly when Whiskey Fever performs as part of a summer concert series happening from 7-9pm at the open-air pavilion at Sedro-Woolley's Eagle Haven Winery, 8243 Sims Rd. Entry to the concert is $12-$15. Additional events happen Fridays through Sept. 15.
    Eagle Haven Winery :: http://www.eaglehavenwinery.com
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm Hot August Nights 
    Join Bellingham USA Dance for a "Hot August Nights" event starting with a nightclub 2 step lesson at 7:15pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. From 8-10pm, dance along to tunes by DJ Skeeter. All are welcome, including singles, seniors and beginners. Entry is $7-$10.
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TODAY 40 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.
  • 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
  • 9:00am Northwest Washington Fair 
    Performances by Bret Michaels, High Valley, and Jeff Foxworthy will be a few of the highlights of the annual Northwest Washington Fair taking place from 9am-11pm Monday through Saturday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Other activities and events include the Demolition Derby, the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, thousands of exhibits from local farms, residents and FFA youth, a wide variety of carnival rides and games, acts from area performers and much, much more. General admission is $8-$13; ticket prices vary for special events.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.nwwafair.com
  • 9:00pm Push it to the Limit 
    Mainstage 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
  • 8:00am Literacy Council Seeks Volunteers 
    The Whatcom Literacy Council is currently recruiting volunteers to work two to four hours a week with adults who have asked for help to improve their English, reading, writing, math and computer skills. Training and ongoing support from professional staff will be provided.
  • 7:30pm Hotbox 
    As part of a newly added series of summer shows, attend iDiOM Theater's "Hotbox" performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The relaunched series features a brand-new, full-length play written, rehearsed and performed, page to stage, in just seven days. Entry is $12 ($1 for Sylvia Center members).
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:00pm Summer of Blood Finales 
    The Skagit River Shakespeare Company concludes its “Summer of Blood” season with showings of Titus Andronicus Thursday and Saturday at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. See the drama King Lear for the final time at 7pm Friday. Tickets are $10-$13.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shakesnw.org
  • 7:30pm Marian, or the True Tale of Robin Hood 
    As part of iDiOM Theater's Open Air Summer Rep, attend showings of Marian, or the True Tale of Robin Hood at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Entry is free to see the "gender-bending, patriarchy-smashing take on the classic outlaw legend." No reservations are needed.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:30pm Hound of the Baskervilles 
    The world-famous mystery known as Hound of the Baskervilles concludes this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday 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.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.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
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Pancake 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. Entry is $2.50 for kids and $6 for adults and includes scrambled eggs, ham or sausage, and beverages.
    Ferndale Senior Center :: (360) 384-6244
  • 8:30am - 5:00pm Wild Edibles and Medicinal Plants of Summer 
    "Wild Edibles and Medicinal Plants of Summer" will be the focus of a Washington Native Plant Society hike with Jazmen Yoder and Jim Davis from 8:30am-5pm at Heather Meadows. Hopefully, this series of short hikes will be timed during the peak of Cascade blueberry production. Meet at 8:30am at the Sunset Square Safeway parking lot to carpool.
    Heather Meadows :: http://www.wnpskoma.org
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market 
    Find fresh produce and much more when the Anacortes Farmers Market continues its 29th season from 9am-2pm at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. The event continues Saturdays through Oct. 27.
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Mount Vernon Farmers Market 
    The Mount Vernon Farmers Market will feature more than 55 vendors from throughout the Skagit Valley from 9am-2pm every Saturday through Oct. 13 at the city's Riverwalk Park. Through Sept. 26, attend a Wednesday Market from 11am-4pm at Skagit Valley Hospital (on Kincaid Street).
  • 9:00am - 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
  • 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 - 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 Job Fair and BBQ 
    Taylor Driving Schools will host its annual Job Fair and BBG from 11am-2pm in Burlington at 650 N. Burlington Blvd. More than 20 potential employers will be looking for drivers, and there will also be a truck show and competition, activities for all ages, and hot dogs.
    Taylor Driving Schools :: http://www.taylordrivingschools.com
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm Garden Party 
    Enjoy free samples from the likes of Bow Hill Blueberries, Fidalgo Coffee Roasters, WishGarden Herbs, CocoCoast Coconut Water and more at a Summer Garden Party happening from 11am-3pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Valley Food Co-op, 202 S. First St. Entry is free.
    www.skagitfoodcoop.com :: http://www.skagitfoodcoop.com
  • 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 Dwindling orcas and expanding pipelines 
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Mosaic Stepping Stone Workshop 
    Sign up for a "Mosaic Stepping Stone" workshop with Jean Kroll from 1-4pm at the Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N. In the beginner-friendly class, participants will design and create a unique mosaic garden paver using a wide variety of colorful "tessarae." Suggested donation is $30.
    Chuckanut Center :: http://www.chuckanutcenter.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
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Storytelling with Felted Puppets 
    Kids in grades K-5 can find out more about the art of oral storytelling when Myria Rodeman leads "Storytelling with Felted Puppets" from 2-3pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. The free event will also celebrate the conclusion of summer reading programs with ice cream provided by Mallard.
    Lummi Island Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 2:00pm - 10:00pm Skagit Woodstock 
    Never Kry, High Voltage, Mama Dirty Skirt, and Stereo Bones will perform at the night annual Skagit Woodstock & Rockin' Car Show starting at 2pm in Mount Vernon at Edgewater Park, 600 Behrens Millett Rd. A car show begins at 11am. Entry is $10; funds raised benefit the Cancer Patient Assistance Fund.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 - 8:00pm Arete Quartet 
    Dance the night away when Arete Quartet shares its transcendent acid jazz as part of a summer concert series from 6-8pm at Boulevard Park. Entry to the family-friendly concert is free.
    Boulevard Park :: http://www.cob.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm The Naughty Blokes 
    As part of a free Summer Concert Series, listen to rock at its finest when the Naughty Blokes perform from 6-8pm at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 4th St. Additional concerts happen Aug. 25 and Sept. 1.
    Heart of Anacortes :: http://www.heartofanacortes.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Point Roberts Joke Contest 
    Tell your best joke for a chance to win and get your name on the prestigious Ha-Ha Cup at the annual Point Roberts Joke Contest happening from 7-9:30pm at the Point Roberts Community Center, 1431 Gulf Rd. Snacks and soda will be provided at the free, adults-only event.
    Point Roberts Community Center :: 360) 945-6545
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