Week of October 7, 2018

Sunday, October 7 17 events
  • 10:00am Boating Center Fall Hours 
    The Community Boating Center will be open from 10am until sunset Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 14 at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 6:00pm Bellingham Irish Festival 
    Multiple restaurants, concert halls, stores, bars and community spaces will host Bellingham Irish Festival concerts and workshops Friday through Sunday within a central six-block area in the downtown core. (Check out the details accompanying each happening for specific addresses.) Each event has a separate charge (or no charge), so you can pick and choose which you want to spend your money on. Workshops and concerts will be $15 or less.
  • 10:00am Driftwood Art 
    View a yard full of hand-built elephants, kangaroos, cougars, dinosaurs, owls, monkeys and more when driftwood artist Joe Treat exhibits his works to the public from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday in Bow at 6751 Worline Rd. Entry is free.
  • 10:00am Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 
    More than 40 artists working in a variety of mediums will open their creative spaces to the public for the 24th annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour happening from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Whatcom County. Entry to the self-guided tour is free. Plan your route online, or pick up a map at businesses throughout the county. The event happens happens again Oct. 13-14.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.studiotour.net
  • 12:00pm Skagit Valley College Powwow 
    Celebrate Native American tradition, culture and community at the annual Skagit Valley College Powwow happening Friday through Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Dave Duvall Pavilion, 2405 E. College Way. Event include dance performances and competitions, live music, vendors selling traditional crafts and original artwork, activities for kids, food vendors and more.
    Dave Duvall Pavilion :: http://www.skagit.edu/community/powwow
  • 11:00am Whatcom County Showcase of Homes 
    The BIAWC presents its annual Whatcom County Showcase of Homes from 11am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at Blaine's Semiahmoo Shores, 9454 Turnstone Lane. Attendees can take a self-guided tour through homes that builders have completed to get ideas for future projects and see what members are capable of. Entry is free.
    Semiahmoo Shores :: http://www.biawc.com
  • 7:30pm The Wind in the Willows 
    Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows comes to life when the play about Toad and his friends Mole, Badger, and Water Rat concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday at Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $10-$14.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 10:00am Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms 
    Farm tours, educational exhibits, harvest markets, activities for kids, corn and hay mazes, animal exhibits, scenic tours, garden demos, pumpkin patches, scenic tours, free samples and more will be part of the 20th annual Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms taking place from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at a variety of locales in Bow, Concrete, La Conner, Mount Vernon, Rockport, and Sedro-Woolley. Attendees at the free, self-guided tour can also get hands-on experiences learning what it takes to run a farm—from growing crops to feeding animals.
  • 9:00am Lynden Lions Club Model Train Show 
    Attend the 34th annual Lynden Lions Club Model Train Show from 9am-5pm Saturday, and 10am-4pm Sunday at the NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. The show will feature more than 50,000 square feet of running model train layouts, exhibits and vendors. Admission is $5-$7 (free for kids under age 6).
    NW Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.lyndentrainshow.com
  • 7:30pm How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 
    The musical comedy How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying continues this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Based on the 1962 Tony Award-winning play, the big-business satire follows the unlikely rise of J. Pierpont Finch. Tickets are $20; additional performances happen weekends through Oct. 27.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 10:00am Fall Fruit Festival 
    Tastings of more than 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables will be part of the 29th annual Fall Fruit Festival taking place from 10am-5pm Saturday, and 11am-4pm Sunday at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. Live music, cooking demos and samples, Goat Mountain Pizza and Mallard Ice Cream fare, sales of pumpkins, squash, cider and more, and nursery specials will be part of the two-day festival. Entry is $5 per person or $10 per carload. Funds raised during the festival will go to support the center's farmer internship program and community education workshops.
    Cloud Mountain Farm Center :: http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
  • 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
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Langar in Lynden 
    All are welcome at a Langar event from 11am-2pm in Lynden at Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara, 176 E. Pole Rd. Langar is the sacred community free kitchen of the Sikh people and every temple serves delicious vegetarian food-which they invite the general public to come eat. The largest free kitchen in the world is Langar at Darbar Sahib, Amritsar India, where they serve 100,000 people a day every weekend, and 50,000 a day on weekdays.
    Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara :: (360) 398-1184
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm Buddy Walk 
    Raise awareness and funds for programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families at the 15th annual Whatcom County Buddy Walk happening from 12-3pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. The event has grown over the years, from a grassroots happening with a handful of families to a full-on celebration with live music, activities, games and a walk through Bellingham’s downtown streets. Entry is free for individuals with Down syndrome; otherwise, sign up for $15-$20.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.arcwhatcom.org
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Repair Cafe 
    Bring your broken "toys, toasters, trinkets and trousers" to get them fixed at the monthly Bellingham Repair Cafe from 3-5pm the Foundry Makerspace, 1000 F St. Entry and repair is free. Today's event will also include a sewing machine, so bring clothes, fabric and textiles, and volunteers will help you fix them.
    Foundry Makerspace :: http://www.bellinghamrepaircafe.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm The End 
    Whidbey Island-based author and wildlife artist Kathleen Torrey reads from her new book of fiction, The End, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm The Gateway Show 
    Attend "The Gateway Show" at 8pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The night's entertainment will feature five comics who will do a sober set, get extremely high at an undisclosed location, and then return for a second (stoned) set. Tickets to the 21-and-older show are $12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
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Monday, October 8 5 events
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm Wheelchair Gangball 
    Attend Indoor Wheelchair Gangball from 3:30-5:30pm every Monday through May 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
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Books on Tap 
    South Whatcom Library manager Brian Hulsey leads a monthly "Books on Tap" discussion focusing on Kang Han's The Vegetarian from 6:30-8pm at Sudden Valley's El Agave 2, 24 Clubhouse Circle, Gate 2.
    El Agave 2 :: (360) 305-3632
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Cooking with Spices 
    Chef Jesse Otero will introduce and demonstrate how to cook with three popular spice blends as he serves Lebanese flat bread with yogurt, spicy chicken stew, and grape leaves stuffed with pork at a "Cooking with Spices: Advieh, Za'atar, and Zhoug" class from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Jane Goodall at MBT 
    Conservationist and world-renowned chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall will focus on "Tomorrow and Beyond" at a sold-out presentation starting at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Goodall is founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Her discovery that chimpanzees make a use of tools rocked the scientific world and redefined the relationship between humans and animals. She travels the world speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, environmental crises and her reasons for hope.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Guffawingham 
    A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9pm every Monday at the Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. The event features approximately 20 standup comedians who each do a four-minute set.
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Tuesday, October 9 9 events
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm Ferndale Book Group 
    All are welcome at a Ferndale Book Group discussion focusing on Peter Ho Davies' The Fortunes from 2:30-4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Rainbow Reads 
    Students in 8th grade and up can attend Rainbow Reads, an LGBTQ-plus-centered book group that explores Stonewall Book Award Winners and Honor books, from 3-4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Teen readers are welcome to attend and engage in fun, respectful dialogue facilitated by WCLS staff. Refreshments will be provided.
    Ferndale Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Pizza and Pages 
    Teens in grades 6-12 can join a monthly "Pizza and Pages" book club meeting to talk about what they're reading from 4-5pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Attendees at the free event can learn about new books, get book recommendations, and enjoy delicious pizza.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Foray into Fall 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. Tonight's "Foray into Fall" run will feature demos, post-run samples of apples, cider and other fall goodies, a raffle and more.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm All-Paces Run 
    Staff and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes-by the water or through the woods. Entry is free.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Japanese Favorites 
    Learn how to make and enjoy three dishes often featured in izakayas, the informal gathering places popular in Japan, when Robert Fong focuses on "Japanese Favorites" from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. The menu will include misoyaki black cod; grilled chicken yakitori made with boned thighs and drumsticks; and an innovative ramen made with chicken stock, shiitake mushrooms, harukei turnips, clams, and seaweed. Entry is $49.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterward.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Square Dance Lessons 
    Rainbow Squares will host Beginning Square Dance Lessons from 7-9pm at Lynden's Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. Entry $5 per lesson. Singles, couples and families are all welcome.
    Ten Mile Grange :: (360) 733-4487
  • 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, October 10 9 events
  • 5:00pm Lynden Music Festival 
    Performers from near and far will perform a variety of genres of music (jazz, big band, boogie woogie, classical, country, etc.) as part of the annual "Claire de Lune" Lynden Music Festival taking place Oct. 10-13 at a variety of venues throughout the city. Many events are free and open to the public; some performances will include a donation or fee.
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Winter Warmth Drive 
    As part of Interfaith Coalition's Winter Warmth Drive, gently-used coats, hats, gloves and scarves will be distributed from 10am-1pm today and Saturday (Oct. 13) at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Additional pickups happen Oct. 16, 17 and 19 at the Cost Cutter Shopping Center in Blaine (1733 H St), and Oct. 20 and 27 at Bellingham's Assumption Church (2116 Cornwall Ave.). See the website below for more details, or to find out how to donate.
    United Church of Ferndale :: http://www.interfaith-coalition.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
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Sonic Sea 
    Attend a free showing of the film Sonic Sea at 6pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. After watching the Emmy Award-winning film that exposes the devastating impact of ocean noise pollution on whales and other marine life, stick around for a post-viewing discussion led by an expert from Vancouver Aquarium (via Skype).
    Burlington Public Library :: (360) 336-6209
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Darkness Convention 
    Attend a Darkness Convention from 6-9pm at the Mountain Room at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. In addition to viewing part of the locally produced web series Dark Darkness, enter a cosplay competition, meet local vendors, sip on Dark Porter, and more. Entry is free.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Whatcom Writers and Publishers Meeting 
    Author and developmental editor Clete Barrett Smith focuses on "Getting Gritty: Writing Something Real for the YA Market" at a Whatcom Writers and Publishers meeting happening from 6-8:30pm at Nicki's Bella Marina, 2615 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Entry is free; please RSVP to guarantee a seat.
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm L'Automne 
    Enjoy fall with a French accent when Karina Davidson prepares some of her seasonal favorites at a "L'Automne" course from 6:30-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $49, includes a choice of wine or a non-alcoholic beverage.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Bravelands 
    Erin Hunter/Gillian Philip reads from Bravelands #3: Blood & Bone at 7pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Set in the African savannah and told from three different animals’ points of view, the book will thrill readers who love Spirit Animals and Wings of Fire, as well as the fans who’ve made the British author (and her many aliases) a nationally bestselling phenomenon. Entry is free.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Bill Anschell Trio 
    Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame pianist, composer and arranger Bill Anschell will be joined by Jeff Johnson (bass) and D'Vonne Lewis (drums) for a Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center concert at 7pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets will be $5-$10 at the door.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
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Thursday, October 11 19 events
  • 7:30pm How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 
    The musical comedy How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying continues this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Based on the 1962 Tony Award-winning play, the big-business satire follows the unlikely rise of J. Pierpont Finch. Tickets are $20; additional performances happen weekends through Oct. 27.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:30pm Side Show 
    Watch a moving portrait of two women conjoined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love when the musical Side Show continues this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Based on the true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, the show follows their progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie Freaks. Tickets are $12-$26. Additional performances happen Oct. 18-20.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:30pm The Skriker 
    Watch the dark tale of an ancient fairy who transforms into a plethora of objects and people as it pursues two teenage mothers whom it befriends, manipulates, seduces and entraps when Caryl Churchill's The Skriker opens this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Directed by Shu-Ling Hergenhahn-Zhao, this work is the first of four mainstage productions in iDiOM Theater's 2018-19 season. Tickets are $16-$20; additional performances happen through Oct. 27.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:00pm Pride and Prejudice 
    A comedic adaption of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice can be seen onstage at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at Lynden Christian High School, 515 Drayton St. Entry is $6-$10. Additional performances take place Oct. 19-20.
    Lynden Christian High School :: (360) 318-9525
  • All Day Lynden Music Festival 
    Performers from near and far will perform a variety of genres of music (jazz, big band, boogie woogie, classical, country, etc.) as part of the annual "Claire de Lune" Lynden Music Festival taking place Oct. 10-13 at a variety of venues throughout the city. Many events are free and open to the public; some performances will include a donation or fee.
  • 7:00am - 8:30am Healing Hearts Breakfast 
    Animals as Natural Therapy (ANT) hosts its annual "Healing Hearts" Breakfast starting at 7:15am at Settlemyer Hall on the campus of Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. A complimentary breakfast will accompany a program celebrating the deep and long-lasting impact that donations have had on youth and veterans seeking healing at Windy Acres Farm.
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Walk with a Doc 
    As part of Recreation Northwest's "Parkscriptions" lineup, Family Care Network and Humana will team up to host a free “Walk with a Doc” from 10am-12pm at Zuanich Point Park, 2600 N. Harbor Loop Dr. The event will include two planned walks with a Family Care Network physician, fitness demos, health resources and Medicare educational information, refreshments and giveaways. Entry is free.
    Zuanich Point Park :: http://www.recreationnorthwest.org
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Parkinson's Dance Class 
    Pam Kuntz leads a dance class for people with Parkinson's disease and other movement or neurological disorders at 10am at Ballet Bellingham, 1405 Fraser St., suite #103. Entry is free. No registration is necessary; just show up ready to dance. The class continues Thursdays through Dec. 6.
    Ballet Bellingham :: (360) 510-4711 or http://www.kuntzandco.org
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm The Sinister Garden 
    Diana Wisen leads "The Sinister Garden: Deadly Charms in Your Landscape" from 12-1:30pm at the Co-op Healthy Connections Room, 405 E. Holly St. At the free event, you'll learn more about the dark side of nature. A list of poisonous plants you might have in your garden will be provided, and you'll also learn practical tips to protect your family.
    Co-op Healthy Connections Room :: (360) 303-9284
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm All Things Considered live broadcast 
    "KNKX Connects," comes to Bellingham for a live broadcast of All Things Considered at 3pm at Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. At 5:30pm, KNKX will present an on-air program featuring Ed Ronco, KNKX reporters and people from the community. The event is designed to increase local and regional news coverage and expand the radio station's role in communities across Western Washington, with the goal of presenting deep, rich storytelling and live broadcasts from these communities on a regular basis. Entry is free, but registration is recommended.
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm I hate Reading 
    Beth Bacon reads from I Hate Reading at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The laugh-out-loud tome for 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders focuses on two brothers who offer hilarious tips on how to get out of their dreaded reading requirement. Their outrageous plans involve shoestrings, bathroom breaks, and man-eating animals.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Jazz Jam 
    The Jazz Project's Jud Sherwood hosts a rotating house trio featuring top-flight local and regional musicians at a Jazz Jam happening from 5:30-8:30pm Thursdays at Illuminati Brewing, 3950 Hammer Dr., Suite 101. Entry is free.
    Illuminati Brewing :: http://www.jazzproject.org
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Holiday Appetizers 
    Smoked salmon spread; spicy artichoke, red pepper, and spinach dip; fig crostini with balsamic reduction glaze; onion and gruyere tart; and Chinese chicken salad in wonton shells will be on the menu when Cindy McKinney helms a "Holiday Appetizers" class from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Preserving Local Herbs 
    In the flush of bounty and harvest time, Natasha Clarke will discuss the ins and outs of the various preservation techniques of our local medicines at a "Preserving Local Herbs" workshop from 6:30-8pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. She'll cover the different medicinal values of using alcohol, vinegar and honey; as well as tricks and aids in drying, brining, canning and fermenting herbs; and identifying which herbs lend themselves to which technique and why. Entry is $10.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Working Waterfront Project 
    Anna Booker, WCC history instructor and member of the Bellingham Working Waterfront Project, and David Jepsen, co-author of Contested Boundaries: A New Pacific Northwest History, will focus on "Waterfront as Contested Space" at a Whatcom County Historical Society presentation from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Astronomy Meeting 
    The Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers will meet from 7-9pm at Ferndale’s Whatcom Educational Credit Union, 5659 Barrett Rd. Use I-5 exit 262. The event will include a discussion of local astronomy events, and a presentation. Entry is free and open to all.
    Whatcom Educational Credit Union :: http://www.whatcomastronomy.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Peace Weavers 
    Local author Candace Wellman speaks about her book Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast through Cross-Cultural Marriages at 7pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Peace-weaving marriages between Salish families and pioneer men played a crucial role in mid-1800s regional settlement. Wellman illuminates this hidden history and shatters stereotypes surrounding these relationships. The four exceptional women she profiles left a lasting legacy in their Puget Sound communities.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. There is teaching early in the evening, and no experience or partner is necessary as most dances are line or circle dances. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors can attend for free.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Revitalizing the Love of Life 
    Western Washington University's Palliative Care Institute presents "Revitalizing the Love of Life" at 7pm at the Studio Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The multimedia piece will explore what it means to live with a chronic condition and still love being alive through photography, choreographed movement, music, spoken word and dialogue. Choreographer Pam Kuntz collaborated in creating this performance. Admission is by donation at the door.
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Friday, October 12 19 events
  • All Day How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 
    The musical comedy How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying continues this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Based on the 1962 Tony Award-winning play, the big-business satire follows the unlikely rise of J. Pierpont Finch. Tickets are $20; additional performances happen weekends through Oct. 27.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 10:00am Fall Book Sale 
    Find some fantastic reads at bargain prices at a Fall Book Sale happening from 10am-5pm Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday, and 1-4pm Sunday at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Books and DVDs for all ages will be available; on Sunday, fill a bag for $4.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • All Day Side Show 
    Watch a moving portrait of two women conjoined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love when the musical Side Show continues this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Based on the true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, the show follows their progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie Freaks. Tickets are $12-$26. Additional performances happen Oct. 18-20.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 12:00pm Deming Oktoberfest 
    The 36th annual Deming Log Show Oktoberfest happens from 12pm-1am Friday and Saturday at the Log Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd. The Bavarian-style fundraiser for busted-up loggers includes live music from the Polkatones, dancers, a Swiss Alphorn blowing contest, dancing, German food and drink, a beer garden, free RV parking, and more. Entry is $13. Camping is free.
    Deming Log Show Grounds :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 7:30pm Hellingham 
    Help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” returns to the stage for 7:30pm and 9:30pm shows every Friday and Saturday through October (and Wed., Oct. 31) at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. ). Tickets to view the comedic carnage are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day The Skriker 
    Watch the dark tale of an ancient fairy who transforms into a plethora of objects and people as it pursues two teenage mothers whom it befriends, manipulates, seduces and entraps when Caryl Churchill's The Skriker opens this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Directed by Shu-Ling Hergenhahn-Zhao, this work is the first of four mainstage productions in iDiOM Theater's 2018-19 season. Tickets are $16-$20; additional performances happen through Oct. 27.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm Dead Man's Cell Phone 
    As part of Playwright Reading Series helmed by WWU professor Rich Brown, attend a staged reading of Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Studio Theater at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. The play explores the paradox of modern technology's ability to both unite and isolate people in the digital age. Tickets are $5.
    Sylvia Center :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • All Day Lynden Music Festival 
    Performers from near and far will perform a variety of genres of music (jazz, big band, boogie woogie, classical, country, etc.) as part of the annual "Claire de Lune" Lynden Music Festival taking place Oct. 10-13 at a variety of venues throughout the city. Many events are free and open to the public; some performances will include a donation or fee.
  • All Day Pride and Prejudice 
    A comedic adaption of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice can be seen onstage at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at Lynden Christian High School, 515 Drayton St. Entry is $6-$10. Additional performances take place Oct. 19-20.
    Lynden Christian High School :: (360) 318-9525
  • 6:00pm Gore and Lore Tours 
    The Good Time Girls combine history with a bit of horror—unsettling haunts, strange historical happenings and true crimes—at costumed "Gore and Lore" tours at 6pm Friday and Saturday starting and ending at the Spark Museum of Electricity, 1312 Bay St . Entry to the PG-13 tour is $20 (includes an "electrifying" presentation at the museum). Tours continue in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven through Oct. 27
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30-11am every Friday in October at the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person
    Stimpson Family Nature Reserve :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Symphony Sounds 
    In honor of Whatcom Museum's "Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity" exhibit, join members of the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the unique relationship between music and biodiversity with a 12pm chamber performance in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Entry is included with museum admission.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.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
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm Railroad Center Open House 
    From 4-7pm, the public is welcome at an open house for Bellingham Technical College's recently opening Railroad Center, 1411 Railroad Ave. The space is home to the college’s new Cosmetology program as well as its Corporate and Continuing Education department. Light refreshments will be provided.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mercy Triumphs Fall Fundraiser 
    "Mercy Triumphs" will be the theme of Whatcom Love INC's eighth annual fall fundraiser from 6-8pm at Bellingham Covenant Church, 1530 E. Bakerview Rd. A silent auction, dinner, live music, dessert dash and program in support of the local nonprofit and ministry of serving community members in need will be part of the night's activities. Tickets are $35.
    Bellingham Covenant Church :: http://www.whatcomloveinc.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dirty Genes 
    Dr. Ben Lynch shares ideas from his book Dirty Genes: A Breakthrough Program to Treat the Root Cause of Illness & Optimize Your Health at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In the book, Dr. Lynch shows you how to identify and optimize both types of dirty genes by cleaning them up with targeted and personalized plans, including healthy eating, good sleep, stress relief, environmental detox, and other holistic and natural means.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Thriller Dance Class 
    Get your zombie on by signing up to learn the moves to Michael Jackson's “Thriller”—with a goal to perform it in public at “Thrillingham” on Halloween night—tonight from 7-9pm at the Bloedel Donovan Multipurpose Room, 2214 Electric Ave. The free classes will continue through Oct. 26. Entry is open to all ages.
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Sanford-Hill Piano Series 
    Celebrated musician Philip Edward Fisher kicks off Western Washington University's Sanford-Hill Piano Series at a 7:30pm concert at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $18-$44.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Friday Night Flicks 
    The South Fork Valley Community Association hosts a "Friday Night Flicks" viewing of The Big Sick at 7:30pm at the Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 Valley Hwy. Suggested donation to view the R-rated film is $5 per person or $10 per family.
    Van Zandt Community Hall :: (360) 592-2297 or southforkvalley@aol.com
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Saturday, October 13 37 events
  • 10:00am Boating Center Final Weekend 
    The Community Boating Center will be open for the final weekend from 10am until sunset Saturday and Sunday at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:00am Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 
    More than 40 artists working in a variety of mediums will open their creative spaces to the public for the second weekend of the 24th annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour happening from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Whatcom County. Entry to the self-guided tour is free. Plan your route online, or pick up a map at businesses throughout the county.
    Throughout Bellingham and Whatcom County :: http://www.studiotour.net
  • All Day How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 
    The musical comedy How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying continues this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Based on the 1962 Tony Award-winning play, the big-business satire follows the unlikely rise of J. Pierpont Finch. Tickets are $20; additional performances happen weekends through Oct. 27.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day Fall Book Sale 
    Find some fantastic reads at bargain prices at a Fall Book Sale happening from 10am-5pm Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday, and 1-4pm Sunday at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Books and DVDs for all ages will be available; on Sunday, fill a bag for $4.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • All Day Side Show 
    Watch a moving portrait of two women conjoined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love when the musical Side Show continues this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Based on the true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, the show follows their progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie Freaks. Tickets are $12-$26. Additional performances happen Oct. 18-20.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 9:00am Paws in the Pumpkin Patch Cat Show 
    "Paws in the Pumpkin Patch" will be the theme of Evergreen Cat Fanciers' annual Cat Show from 9am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. More than 150 cats will be competing for awards, and adoptable cats and kittens from the Community Cat Coalition will be seeking their forever homes. Entry is $5-$8.
    Ferndale Events Center :: http://www.evergreencatfanciers.org
  • 12:00pm Deming Oktoberfest 
    The 36th annual Deming Log Show Oktoberfest happens from 12pm-1am Friday and Saturday at the Log Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd. The Bavarian-style fundraiser for busted-up loggers includes live music from the Polkatones, dancers, a Swiss Alphorn blowing contest, dancing, German food and drink, a beer garden, free RV parking, and more. Entry is $13. Camping is free.
    Deming Log Show Grounds :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 7:30pm Hellingham 
    Help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” returns to the stage for 7:30pm and 9:30pm shows every Friday and Saturday through October (and Wed., Oct. 31) at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. ). Tickets to view the comedic carnage are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm The Skriker 
    Watch the dark tale of an ancient fairy who transforms into a plethora of objects and people as it pursues two teenage mothers whom it befriends, manipulates, seduces and entraps when Caryl Churchill's The Skriker opens this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Directed by Shu-Ling Hergenhahn-Zhao, this work is the first of four mainstage productions in iDiOM Theater's 2018-19 season. Tickets are $16-$20; additional performances happen through Oct. 27.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm Dead Man's Cell Phone 
    As part of Playwright Reading Series helmed by WWU professor Rich Brown, attend a staged reading of Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Studio Theater at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. The play explores the paradox of modern technology's ability to both unite and isolate people in the digital age. Tickets are $5.
    Sylvia Center :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:00pm Pride and Prejudice 
    A comedic adaption of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice can be seen onstage at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at Lynden Christian High School, 515 Drayton St. Entry is $6-$10. Additional performances take place Oct. 19-20.
    Lynden Christian High School :: (360) 318-9525
  • 5:00pm Lynden Music Festival 
    Performers from near and far will perform a variety of genres of music (jazz, big band, boogie woogie, classical, country, etc.) as part of the annual "Claire de Lune" Lynden Music Festival taking place Oct. 10-13 at a variety of venues throughout the city. Many events are free and open to the public; some performances will include a donation or fee.
  • 6:00pm Gore and Lore Tours 
    The Good Time Girls combine history with a bit of horror—unsettling haunts, strange historical happenings and true crimes—at costumed "Gore and Lore" tours at 6pm Friday and Saturday starting and ending at the Spark Museum of Electricity, 1312 Bay St . Entry to the PG-13 tour is $20 (includes an "electrifying" presentation at the museum). Tours continue in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven through Oct. 27
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm Heritage Fishing Day 
    The Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation will host a Heritage Fishing Day from 8am-12pm at Lake Padden Park, 4882 Samish Way. The free event will include fishing lessons for kids on how to cast, knot tying, how to handle fish and clean and prep your catch, as well as important information concerning conservation or our outdoor heritage. Loaner equipment, along with bait and tackle, will be provided, and no fishing licenses will be required for the event. The first 100 people to sign up online will receive a fishing pole.
  • 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 - 5:00pm Fibers & Beyond Sale 
    Whatcom Weavers Guild will host its annual "Fibers & Beyond" Sale from 9am-5pm in Lynden at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The event features the artwork of textile artists from around the region—including selections by weavers, felters, spinners, tapestry artists and jewelers. The sale of unique fashion and home decor items is open to the public with free admission.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm NSEA Work Party 
    Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association and Bellingham Parks and Rec for a Work Party from 9am-12pm at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Volunteers will be removing invasive vegetation and mulching native trees and shrubs to improve salmon habitat along Whatcom Creek.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.n-sea.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 - 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 - 2:00pm Cherry Point Science Forum 
    The Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Committee hosts its annual Cherry Point Science Forum to talk about research being done at Cherry Point and the Salish Sea at large from 10am-2pm at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. This year’s forum will include speakers presenting on climate change impacts, the role of citizen scientists, bird surveys, and more. Entry is free; you are encouraged to RSVP, but it's not required.
    Bellingham Technical College :: http://www.re-sources.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 Lake Padden Half-Marathon 
    The Lake Padden Half-Marathon and Al Coyle Community Trail 5K begin at 10am at the east entrance at Lake Padden Park, 4882 S. Samish Way. An awards ceremony happens at 1pm. Fees vary.
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Salish to Salish 10K 
    Runners and walkers of all levels can take part in an inaugural "Salish to Salish 10K" starting at 10am at Salish Wealth Management, 3101 Newmarket St. Entry is $15; 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Skookum Kids.
    Salish Wealth Management :: http://www.runsignup.com
  • 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 - 11:00am Sumas Book Club 
    Discuss Ted Koppel's Lights Out: A Cyberattack: A Nation Unprepared: Surviving the Aftermath from 10-11am at the Sumas Library, 461 2nd St.
    Sumas Library :: (360) 988-2501
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Award-Winning Book Club 
    Even if you didn't finish the book, join the Award-Winning Book Club to discuss Wallace Stegner's Angle of Repose from 10:30am-12pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Refreshments will be provided.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm AAUW Centennial Luncheon 
    The American Association of University Women (AAUW) marks its 100th year of supporting equity for women and girls at a Centennial Luncheon starting at 11:30am at the Bellingham Golf & Country Club, 3729 Meridian St. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets.
    Bellingham Golf & Country Club :: (360) 734-0444
  • 1:00pm - 9:30pm A Show of Love 
    Help raise funds for ABCDance founder and teacher Tabetha Clark and her family at "A Show of Love" throughout the day at the Firehouse Arts and Event Center, 1314 Harris Ave. From 1-5pm, attend a Lawn Party with multiple bands, a raffle, a beer garden, food, yard games, face painting, bubbles and a tap dance stage with shoes for kids. Entry is by donation. At 5pm and 7:30pm, performances inside the Firehouse will feature works by Bellingham Repertory Dance, Sugar, ABCDance Tap Company, and more. Tickets are $50 (general) and $100 (Tabetha lover). All proceeds will go directly to the Clark family while Tabetha battles stage four lung cancer. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Brown Paper Tickets.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.brownpapertickets.com
  • 1:00pm - 9:30pm A show of love 
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Mapping Your Ancestors 
    Janet O'Connor-Camarata joins the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society to discuss how geography can be an untapped resource for genealogy research at a "Mapping Your Ancestors" presentation from 1-3pm at Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave.
    Burlington Public Library :: (360) 755-0760
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Art and Chemistry with Brandon Ballengee 
    Brandon Ballengee will discuss his unique, interdisciplinary work represented in Whatcom Museum's "Endangered Species" exhibition at a 2pm talk at Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Internationally renowned for his art and scientific research on deformed amphibians, Ballengee creates stirring portraits of declining species through a unique blending of art, chemistry and citizen science. After the presentation, curator Barbara Matilsky will moderate questions from the audience. Entry is included with admission.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Ice Cream Social 
    Attend an Ice Cream Social from 3-5pm in Lynden at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry to the fundraiser for the center's Ceramics Studio will be $10, and includes a handmade bowl. If you don't want to take home a bowl, entry is $5.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Persistence of Light 
    John Hoyte reads from Persistence of Light at 4pm in Lynden at Village Books, 430 Front St. The memoir follows Hoyte’s journey from childhood in China, in a Japanese prison camp in World War ll, to leading a British expedition over the Alps with an elephant, to being an entrepreneur and inventor in Silicon Valley.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 5:30pm - 8:00pm Mactoberfest 
    Help search for the featured Scottish ale for next summer's Skagit Valley Highland Games at a "Mactoberfest" happening from 5:30-8pm in Mount Vernon at the Littlefield Celtic Center, 1124 Cleveland Ave. Attendees can sample a Scottish ale and another beer selection from each of the invited breweries from around the region, and then vote for their favorites. Entry is $25-$30 and includes food and music.
    Littlefield Celtic Center :: http://www.celticarts.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm Contra Dance with the Peptides 
    The Peptides will provide live tunes at the Bellingham Old-Time Country Dance Society's Contra Dance happening from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $7 for students, $10-$12 general.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Citadel 
    Award-winning novelist, short-story writer, poet and teacher Jack Remick reads from his new book of fiction, Citadel, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome asks; what if women were in control? The complex and haunting story challenges readers to think about choices, humanity and our future as a species.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Scary Stories for Adults 
    Adults are invited to a "Camp Fire Sing-Along and Scary Stories" event from 7:30-9pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. Sit around the "campfire," listen to scary stories, sing camp songs, and eat s'mores—all in the cozy library.
    Lummi Island Library :: http://www.wcls.org
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