Week of October 21, 2018

Sunday, October 21 13 events
  • 10:00am Whatcom Housing Week 
    Join the Whatcom Housing Alliance for Whatcom Housing Week from Sunday through Thursday throughout Whatcom County. More than 13 events will help build awareness and support for innovative housing solutions to create diverse, vibrant and healthy homes for everyone. The events are designed for all stakeholders, including the general public, industry professionals and civic leaders.
  • 7:00pm Scream Fair's Carnival of Terror 
    "Carnival of Terror" will be the theme of this year's "Scream Fair" Haunted House starting this weekend from 7-10pm at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Tickets at the door will be $10 for kids (parental discretion is advised) and $12 for adults. The carnival will also be open from 7-10pm Oct. 26-27, and from 7-9pm on Wed., Oct. 31.
    NW Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.screamfairhaunt.com
  • 11:00am Cider Days 
    Attend a weekend-long celebration of ciders at "Cider Days" happening from Friday through Sunday at Camber, 221 W. Holly St. Apple-themed dishes, flights of limited-release ciders and more will be part of the festivities.
    Camber :: ww.cambercoffee.com
  • 12:00pm Fall Family Weekend 
    Activities for Western Washington University students, families, alumni and community members will take place Friday through Sunday at locales on campus and beyond. Featured events include "Shankar Vedantam: The Hidden Brain," a performance by members of the Upfront Theatre, BelleWood Acres Brunch and Tour, Planetarium shows, Western Libraries Escape Room, and departmental open houses.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.nssfo.wwu.edu
  • 7:00pm Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 
    Blaine Community Theater comes back to life after a long hiatus with showings of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the performing arts space at Blaine High School, 1055 H St. Tickets are $11-$13 to see the adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's frightening tale. Additional performances happen Oct. 26-28.
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Sedro-Woolley Breakfast 
    Eggs to order, omelets, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, French toast and more can be had at a monthly breakfast happening from 8-11am in Sedro-Woolley at American Legion Post #43, 701 Murdock St. Entry is $5 for kids, $7 for adults.
    American Legion Post #43 :: http://www.sedro-woolley.com
  • 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
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Trails to Taps Relay 
    Whatcom Events hosts its inaugural Trails to Taps Relay starting at 9am at Lake Padden Park, 4882 Samish Way. At the race, teams of 5 to 10 runners will comprise the relay run highlighting two of Bellingham's best assets—breweries and trail running. Each leg of the 30-mile course ends at a different brewery where runners will receive four 4-ounce beer tickets. Teammates meet at the finish line to celebrate with participating breweries. Entry to the 21-plus event is $30 per leg.
    Lake Padden Park :: http://www.trailstotaps.com
  • 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 - 5:00pm Wild Mushroom Show 
    The Northwest Mushroomers Association hosts its 29th annual Wild Mushroom Show from 12-5pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Building, 2214 Electric Ave. Displays of locally collected mushrooms, identification assistance, talks by local experts and surprise guests, tasting samples, mushroom-related artwork, crafts for kids, book and guide sales, a "touch and smell" table and much more will be part of the fun with fungi. Suggested donation is $7- $10 (free for children under 12). Annual NMA membership is $15 for students and $25 for families.
    Bloedel Donovan Community Building :: http://www.northwestmushroomers.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Henry From 
    Piano prodigy and composer Henry From will perform at 3pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Entry is by donation; funds raised will benefit the church's children's choir.
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church :: http://www.stpaulsbellingham.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Stories for Getting Back to Sleep 
    Educational psychologist Diane Gillespie, PhD, shares ideas from Stories for Getting Back to Sleep at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In the self-help tome, she uses her knowledge and understanding of stories to craft sleep scenarios designed to help people fall back to sleep in the middle of the night.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Siro-A Techno Circus 
    Tokyo's Siro-A Techno Circus comes to Bellingham for a 7pm performance at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The America's Got Talent winners bring a fusion of dance moves, music and stunning visual effects to the stage as part of the "family-friendly, futuristic multi-sensory celebration." Tickets are $22.50-$45.50.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
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Monday, October 22 8 events
  • All Day Whatcom Housing Week 
    Join the Whatcom Housing Alliance for Whatcom Housing Week from Sunday through Thursday throughout Whatcom County. More than 13 events will help build awareness and support for innovative housing solutions to create diverse, vibrant and healthy homes for everyone. The events are designed for all stakeholders, including the general public, industry professionals and civic leaders.
  • 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
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Avalanche Dog Heroes 
    Kids can meet Piper the border collie and hear about she and her canine classmates' season of avalanche rescue training when Elizabeth Rusch reads from Avalanche Dog Heroes: Piper & Friends Learn to Search the Snow at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Attendees can also learn the warning signs and conditions that cause an avalanche, the four types of avalanches, and the basics of avalanche safety.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Snowshoeing Basics 
    Learn more about appropriate gear as well as what you need and where to go to get started at a "Snowshoeing Basics" presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free clinic.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Northwest Paella 
    Chef Jesse Otero leads a "Northwest Paella" workshop from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. The class will discuss the ancestral beginnings and development of paella, as Otero creates two versions which draw on the bounty of the Northwest. Entry is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Books on Tap 
    South Whatcom Library manager Brian Hulsey leads a "Books on Tap 2" discussion focused on Helene Wecker's The Golem and Jinni: A Novel from 6:30-8pm at Sudden Valley's El Agave 2, 40 Clubhouse Circle.
    El Agave 2 :: (360) 304-3632
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm The Ethics of Eating Meat 
    Humanities Washington speaker Brian Henning will explore the "Ethics of Eating Meat on a Small Planet" at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Entry is free.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: (360) 336-6209
  • 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 23 14 events
  • All Day Whatcom Housing Week 
    Join the Whatcom Housing Alliance for Whatcom Housing Week from Sunday through Thursday throughout Whatcom County. More than 13 events will help build awareness and support for innovative housing solutions to create diverse, vibrant and healthy homes for everyone. The events are designed for all stakeholders, including the general public, industry professionals and civic leaders.
  • 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
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Book Group Mixer 
    All are welcome at a Book Group Mixer at 5:30pm at Evolve Chocolate + Cafe, located on the top floor of Village Books, 1200 11th St. Attendees can enjoy drinks, bites, discussions and suggestions from VB Reads leaders and owners Sarah, Paul, and Kelly will be part of the fun (you don't have to be in a book group to attend). Entry is free; some refreshments will be provided, others will be available for purchase.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Moon Walk 
    Area women can join Wild Whatcom for its monthly "Ladies Night Out: Moon of the Falling Leaves" excursion from 5:30-7:30pm in Whatcom County (locale will be revealed upon registration). Suggested donation is $12.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wildwhatcom.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 Baker Backcountry Basics 
    Necessary gear, common mistakes, best practices and places to ride will be part of a free "Baker Backcountry Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. The Mt. Baker area of the North Cascades offers endless backcountry ski and snowboard lines for those with the right tools, experience and time. Please register in advance.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Essential Nutrients 
    Certified Nutritionist Jim Ehmke discusses "Essential Nutrients" from 6:30-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Attendees will learn about the basic nutrients on which we all rely: not just proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, but air and water as well. Entry is $5.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Trinidad & Tobago 
    Chef Robert Fong joins forces with Sarah Chan of Calypso Kitchen to present an adventurous Caribbean menu at a "Trinidad & Tobago" class from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Fees are $55.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bellingham Reads 
    Join the Bellingham Reads book discussion group to select titles to read in 2019 from 6:30-7:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Each participant will suggest a title, and then everyone will vote for their favorite suggestions.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7323
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Underwater Photography 
    "Made in Puget Sound: The Underwater Photography of Drew Collins" will be the focus of a free presentation at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Mr. Collins' new book, Puget Sound Underwater, will be available for purchase, with proceeds going to Made in Puget Sound's conservation efforts.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: (360) 336-6209
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Global Climate Change 
    "Global Climate Change: Impacts in the Pacific Northwest and Salish Sea" will be the focus of North Cascades Audubon Society presentation from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Dr. Richard H. Gammon, University of Washington Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Oceanography, will focus on ocean acidification, sea-level rise, toxic algal blooms, and changes in species diversity, including proliferation of invasive species in the context of the Pacific Northwest. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: 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
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Rethinking Food Waste 
    Food journalist Jill Lightner shares ideas from Scraps, Peels & Stems: Recipes and Tips for Rethinking Food Waste at Home at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In the book, Lightner shows how to manage your kitchen for less waste through practical strategies, tips, and advice on food purchasing, prep, composting, and storage. From beef bones, Parmesan rinds, and broccoli stems to bruised apples and party leftovers, Jill explains what to do with unused food, and how to avoid the extras in the first place.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 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 24 7 events
  • All Day Whatcom Housing Week 
    Join the Whatcom Housing Alliance for Whatcom Housing Week from Sunday through Thursday throughout Whatcom County. More than 13 events will help build awareness and support for innovative housing solutions to create diverse, vibrant and healthy homes for everyone. The events are designed for all stakeholders, including the general public, industry professionals and civic leaders.
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm Bellingham City Club Luncheon 
    Bellingham City Club presents the pros and cons of two controversial ballot measures at its monthly meeting and luncheon starting at 11:30am at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. "Guns and Pollution" will see speakers debating the merits of Initiative 1639 (concerning firearms), and Initiative 1631 (addressing pollution). The public is welcome to attend this event, but members are given priority in asking questions. Entry is $5-$18.
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Simply Sauerkraut 
    Learn how to turn lowly cabbage into delicious, healthy sauerkraut at a "Simply Sauerkraut" workshop presented by Blaine C.O.R.E. from 4-6pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. With simple, everyday supplies, you can have probiotic-packed homemade sauerkraut to enjoy for just pennies per serving. Handouts and samples will be available.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Women Build Community Meeting 
    Attend a Women Build Community Meeting from 5:30-7:30pm at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Attendees can learn more about the program, sign up for a team, and mingle with Habitat for Humanity home buyers. Have fun as you learn green building techniques, construction skills, and experience the joys of philanthropy while helping a great cause.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: (360) 714-9170, ext. 1013, or http://www.hfhwhatcom.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Histories & Mysteries Book Club 
    Discuss Steven Johnson’s The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World at a Histories & Mysteries Book Club meeting from 6-8:30pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Eat Your Words Cookbook Club 
    Make a dish to share and come ready to talk about the cookbook you used at a monthly Eat Your Words Cookbook Club meeting from 6:30-8pm in Sudden Valley at the South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court, Gate 2. This month's theme is "Soups and Stews."
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm John Hansen Quartet 
    Pianist John Hansen will be joined by Alexey Nikolaev (tenor and soprano sax), Michael Glynn (bass), and Phil Parisot (drums, composition) 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 25 19 events
  • 7:30pm The Duck Variations 
    Stone Town Theatre Works and iDiOM Theater team up to present David Mamet's The Duck Variations at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday in the Studio Theater at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. The play dramatizes the old adage that people who talk the most with authority about something are the ones most likely to know the least about it. Tickets are $12-$15.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 
    The musical comedy How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying concludes this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday 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.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.actheatre.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 concludes 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.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 10:00am Whatcom Housing Week 
    Join the Whatcom Housing Alliance for Whatcom Housing Week from Sunday through Thursday throughout Whatcom County. More than 13 events will help build awareness and support for innovative housing solutions to create diverse, vibrant and healthy homes for everyone. The events are designed for all stakeholders, including the general public, industry professionals and civic leaders.
  • 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
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm School Garden Harvest Dinner 
    Common Threads hosts its ninth annual School Garden Harvest Dinner from 5-7pm at the cafeteria at Whatcom Middle School, 810 Halleck St. The community celebration of healthy kids and healthy food features a seasonal menu of kid-grown, kid-prepared foods, crafts, games, garden tours, live music and the Real Food Show. Entry is $10 (free for kids ages 10 and under). Additional donations will support Common Threads’ school-based gardening and cooking programs and help grow a next generation of good eaters.
    Whatcom Middle School :: http://www.commonthreadsfarm.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
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Art of Local Night 
    Works for sale by Kevin Coleman, Jessie Chandler, Suzannah Gusukuma, Terry Brooks, Anissa Caprina, Kedra Barrett, and Kyle Smith can be viewed at an "Art of Local Night" from 5:30-8:30pm at SpringHill Suites Marriott, 4040 Northwest Ave. Appetizers, music by Ava Sakowski and more will be part of the free festivities.
    SpringHill Suites Marriott :: (360) 526-2351
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Book Group Mixer in Lynden 
    Village Books owners Sarah, Paul, and Kelly will be in attendance at a Book Group Mixer starting at 5:30pm at the Inn in Lynden, 100 5th St. They will be there to dish on favorite books, the world of literature at large, and anything else the evening may bring. You don’t have to be in a book group to attend—everyone is invited. Please RSVP.
    Village Books :: bookgroups@villagebooks.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Journey Through the Inside Passage 
    Susan Conrad reads and shares images Inside: One Woman's Journey Through the Inside Passage from 6-7:30pm at the Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. The travel tome focuses on Conrad's 1,200-mile kayaking journey on the Inside Passage of British Columbia and southeast Alaska.
    Oak Harbor Library :: http://www.sno-isle.libnet.info
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Creepy Cabaret 
    Costumes are encouraged at an annual "Creepy Cabaret" taking place from 6:30-8:30pm at Bellingham High School Commons, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Entry to the beloved Halloween talent show and fundraiser is $8-$10 and includes performances from the award-winning choir program, dessert, coffee and tea.
    Bellingham High School Commons :: (360) 676-6575
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Mystery in Burrows Bay 
    Dr. Kirt Onthank presents "Mystery in Burrows Bay: The Discovery of a New Octopus Species" at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Entry is free.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: (360) 336-6209
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Ladies Night 
    Come meet other outdoorsy women for a "Ladies Night' event from 6:30-9pm at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St. Entry is free. There will also be a raffle, snacks, drinks and activities all night long.
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Culinary Herbs and Spices for Health 
    Michelle Smith, RDN, focuses on "Culinary Herbs and Spices for Health" from 6:30-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. The class will explore the benefits of some of the most popular herbs and spices in kitchens including cilantro, oregano and ginger. Recipes, tips and light snacks will be provided. Entry is $10.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm From Prejudice to Inclusion 
    Attend "Opening Doors: From Prejudice to Inclusion" from 7-8:30pm Thursday at the Ferndale Library (2125 Main St.), and 7-8:30pm Tues., Oct. 30 at the Lynden Library (216 4th St.) The multi-disciplinary and interactive presentation focuses on avoiding humanity's tendency toward prejudice featuring local history, art and music. Entry is free.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Jeff Walker and Mr. B 
    Author, actor and playwright Pat Haines-Ainsworth reads from her new book of fiction, Jeff Walker & Mr. B, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The spooky tale focuses on a man who sells his soul to the Jersey Devil for a chance at riches, prestige, women and fame.
    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. 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
  • 7:30pm - 11:00pm The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 
    Watch "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" at 7:30pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, stick around for "The Project." Entry is $8 for the early show, $5 for the late one.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Lindsay Street 
    Attend a House Concert with Lindsay Street from 7:30-9pm at the Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N. The musically diverse folk-roots band has been playing gigs since 2004, drawing inspiration from the British Isles, Scandinavia, French Canada, New England, and more. Suggested donation is $5-$10 at the door.
    Chuckanut Center :: http://www.chuckanutcenter.org
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Friday, October 26 25 events
  • 7:00pm Beastly, Frightful, Unbelievably Spooky Circus of Doom 
    Bellingham Circus Guild hosts its annual "Beastly, Frightful, Unbelievably Spooky Circus of Doom" at 7pm Friday, 6pm and 9pm Saturday, 4pm Sunday, and 6pm and 9pm on Halloween Night at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. (shows before 7pm are all-ages, otherwise you must be 21-plus). Hosted by Deanna Fleysher, expect to see hideous and hilarious tricksters, crazy feats of balance, juggling, aerials and acrobats to both spook and amaze you. Tickets are $10-$20.
  • 7:30pm Skagit Community Band 
    "Incantations and Dance" will be the spooky theme of Skagit Community Band performances at 7:30pm Friday at La Conner's Maple Hall, and 3pm Sunday at Anacortes-Westminster Presbyterian Church. Admission is by donation.
    Maple Hall, Anacortes-Westminster Presbyterian Church :: http://www.skagitcommunityband.org
  • 7:30pm La Boheme 
    Pacific Northwest Opera presents showings of La Boheme at 7:30pm Friday, and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Dr. Tickets are $25-$65 to see one of the most beloved and romantic operas of all time. The cast includes the international tenor Ernesto Ramirez making his United States operatic debut. Additional performances happen Nov. 2 and 4.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:00pm Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 
    Blaine Community Theater comes back to life after a long hiatus with showings of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the performing arts space at Blaine High School, 1055 H St. Tickets are $11-$13 to see the adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's frightening tale.
  • 8:00pm The Rocky Horror Picture Show 
    In the tradition of midnight movie showings worldwide, follow squeaky clean sweethearts Brad and Janet on an adventure they’ll never forget as they encounter the scandalous Dr. Frank-N-Furter, rippling Rocky, and vivacious Columbia at showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8pm and 12am Friday, Saturday, and Wednesday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Bursting at the seams with timeless classics, including “Sweet Transvestite,” “Dammit Janet” and, of course, the pelvic-thrusting “Time Warp,” the event is all about audience participation: callbacks, rice-throwing, and glove-snapping are all part of the tantalizing experience. Tickets are $15.
    Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 6:00pm The Nightmare on Railroad 
    Live performances by Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth zombie dancers, ghouls, ghosts, spooky scenes and much more will be part of the annual "BAAY Haunted House: The Nightmare on Railroad" from 6-9pm (all ages) and 9-11pm (21 and over) Friday, Saturday, and Wednesday at the warehouse and beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry is $5 at the door; proceeds directly support BAAY's mission to enrich the lives of children through exploration of the arts.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.baay.org
  • 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 7:30pm 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—and $14 for the show on Halloween night.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 5:00pm Whatcom Frightmare 
    As part of "Haunt the Park" events, show up for "Whatcom Frightmare" from 5-10pm Friday and Saturday at the Haunted Barn at Ferndale's Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. From 5-7pm Saturday, the spooky action will be family-friendly; otherwise, be prepared for a "full scare" experience. Entry is $5 per person or $20 per family.
  • 7:00pm Carnival of Terror 
    "Carnival of Terror" will be the theme of this year's "Scream Fair" Haunted House from 7-10pm Friday and Saturday, and 7-9pm Wed., Oct. 31 at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Tickets at the door will be $10 for kids (parental discretion is advised) and $12 for adults.
    NW Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.screamfairhaunt.com
  • All Day The Duck Variations 
    Stone Town Theatre Works and iDiOM Theater team up to present David Mamet's The Duck Variations at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday in the Studio Theater at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. The play dramatizes the old adage that people who talk the most with authority about something are the ones most likely to know the least about it. Tickets are $12-$15.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • All Day How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 
    The musical comedy How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying concludes this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday 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.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.actheatre.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 concludes 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.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:30pm Bellingham Repertory Dance's Frequency 
    Bellingham Repertory Dance presents performances of "Frequency" at 7:30pm Friday, and 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. "Frequency" represents the rate at which dance evolves over time through a diverse presentation of six choreographic works. Audience members will experience a range of movement qualities, environments, and characters from businesswomen to the valkyrie warriors of Norse mythology. Tickets are $15-$28; additional shows take place Nov. 2-3.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.bhamrep.org
  • 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 the final costumed "Gore and Lore" tours of the season at 6pm Friday in historic Fairhaven, and 6pm Saturday in downtown Bellingham. Entry is $15-$20.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: 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
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Valley Writers 
    Bring pen and paper or a digital device to the bimonthly "Valley Writers" meeting from 1-3pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. Participants write from prompts, and the event is facilitated by CJ Prince. All adults are welcome.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 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 - 8:00pm Fourth Friday Art Walk 
    More than a dozen venues will open their doors for the monthly Fourth Friday Arts Walk taking place from 5-8pm throughout historic Fairhaven. With the exception of December, each month a new group of artists is featured; each event celebrates the unique character of the district with local art, appetizers, beverages and, in some cases, live entertainment.
    Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.fairhavenartwalk.com
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm Whiskey Walk 
    An inaugural "Whiskey Walk" takes place from 5:30-9pm at Barkley Village retail shops on Newmarket Street. The Halloween-themed event will feature 12 regional distilleries pouring half-ounce tastes of 15 different whiskeys, live music from Petty or Not and a Haunted Beer Garden provided by Overflow Taps. Tickets to the 21-and-older event are $30-$35 and include six tasting tickets. Proceeds benefit Brigadoon Service Dogs. Costumes are encouraged.
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Fall Feast 
    Chef de Cuisine, Kraig Halterman, will share his interpretation of autumn produce and flavors for a Fall Feast starting at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Entry is $76.
    Ciao Thyme :: http://www.ciaothyme.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Halloween Costume Jamboree 
    Join the Friends of the North Fork Community Library for a Halloween Costume Jamboree from 6-7:30pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. This year will feature live music, delicious food, and a costume contest, followed by a short community update on library business. Everyone who comes in costume will get their name put into the prize drawing.
    North Fork Library :: (360) 599-2020
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Kids Night Out 
    Youth in grades K-5 can explore hands-on science activities as part of Kids Night Out @ Western (KNOW) from 7-9:45pm at Western Washington University's Science Resource Center. To further the experience, an optional hour of swimming will be offered at the Wade King Student Recreation Center on Western’s campus. Fees vary.
    Science Resource Center :: http://www.ee.wwu.edu/youth-programs
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Net of Indra Album Release Party 
    Attend a new release party for Net of Indra from 7-9pm at Herb's Cider Tasting Room, 1228 Bay St. The album is the latest release from Soundings of the Planet, and features a collaboration with sound healing pioneer Dean Evenson and acclaimed drummer and percussionist Tim Alexander (Primus). Entry is free.
    Herb's Cider Tasting Room :: http://www.soundings.net
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm City Haul 
    Richard Little reads from City Haul: A Novel at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In the work of fiction, an outlaw biker, a sexy state legislator and pot-smoking local judge provide attorney Matt Archer with a number of predicaments.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Wild & Scenic Film Festival 
    The Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group presents its 16t annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival at 7:30pm in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $15-$25.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
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  • All Day Beastly, Frightful, Unbelievably Spooky Circus of Doom 
    Bellingham Circus Guild hosts its annual "Beastly, Frightful, Unbelievably Spooky Circus of Doom" at 7pm Friday, 6pm and 9pm Saturday, 4pm Sunday, and 6pm and 9pm on Halloween Night at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. (shows before 7pm are all-ages, otherwise you must be 21-plus). Hosted by Deanna Fleysher, expect to see hideous and hilarious tricksters, crazy feats of balance, juggling, aerials and acrobats to both spook and amaze you. Tickets are $10-$20.
  • All Day Skagit Community Band 
    "Incantations and Dance" will be the spooky theme of Skagit Community Band performances at 7:30pm Friday at La Conner's Maple Hall, and 3pm Sunday at Anacortes-Westminster Presbyterian Church. Admission is by donation.
    Maple Hall, Anacortes-Westminster Presbyterian Church :: http://www.skagitcommunityband.org
  • All Day La Boheme 
    Pacific Northwest Opera presents showings of La Boheme at 7:30pm Friday, and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Dr. Tickets are $25-$65 to see one of the most beloved and romantic operas of all time. The cast includes the international tenor Ernesto Ramirez making his United States operatic debut. Additional performances happen Nov. 2 and 4.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • All Day Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 
    Blaine Community Theater comes back to life after a long hiatus with showings of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the performing arts space at Blaine High School, 1055 H St. Tickets are $11-$13 to see the adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's frightening tale.
  • 8:00pm The Rocky Horror Picture Show 
    In the tradition of midnight movie showings worldwide, follow squeaky clean sweethearts Brad and Janet on an adventure they’ll never forget as they encounter the scandalous Dr. Frank-N-Furter, rippling Rocky, and vivacious Columbia at showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8pm and 12am Friday, Saturday, and Wednesday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Bursting at the seams with timeless classics, including “Sweet Transvestite,” “Dammit Janet” and, of course, the pelvic-thrusting “Time Warp,” the event is all about audience participation: callbacks, rice-throwing, and glove-snapping are all part of the tantalizing experience. Tickets are $15.
    Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 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 7:30pm 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—and $14 for the show on Halloween night.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 6:00pm The Nightmare on Railroad 
    Live performances by Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth zombie dancers, ghouls, ghosts, spooky scenes and much more will be part of the annual "BAAY Haunted House: The Nightmare on Railroad" from 6-9pm (all ages) and 9-11pm (21 and over) Friday, Saturday, and Wednesday at the warehouse and beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry is $5 at the door; proceeds directly support BAAY's mission to enrich the lives of children through exploration of the arts.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.baay.org
  • 5:00pm Whatcom Frightmare 
    As part of "Haunt the Park" events, show up for "Whatcom Frightmare" from 5-10pm Friday and Saturday at the Haunted Barn at Ferndale's Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. From 5-7pm Saturday, the spooky action will be family-friendly; otherwise, be prepared for a "full scare" experience. Entry is $5 per person or $20 per family.
  • 7:00pm Carnival of Terror 
    "Carnival of Terror" will be the theme of this year's "Scream Fair" Haunted House from 7-10pm Friday and Saturday, and 7-9pm Wed., Oct. 31 at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Tickets at the door will be $10 for kids (parental discretion is advised) and $12 for adults.
    NW Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.screamfairhaunt.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 concludes 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.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:30pm How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 
    The musical comedy How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying concludes this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday 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.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.actheatre.com
  • 7:30pm The Duck Variations 
    Stone Town Theatre Works and iDiOM Theater team up to present David Mamet's The Duck Variations at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday in the Studio Theater at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. The play dramatizes the old adage that people who talk the most with authority about something are the ones most likely to know the least about it. Tickets are $12-$15.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm Bellingham Repertory Dance's Frequency 
    Bellingham Repertory Dance presents performances of "Frequency" at 7:30pm Friday, and 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. "Frequency" represents the rate at which dance evolves over time through a diverse presentation of six choreographic works. Audience members will experience a range of movement qualities, environments, and characters from businesswomen to the valkyrie warriors of Norse mythology. Tickets are $15-$28; additional shows take place Nov. 2-3.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.bhamrep.org
  • 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 the final costumed "Gore and Lore" tours of the season at 6pm Friday in historic Fairhaven, and 6pm Saturday in downtown Bellingham. Entry is $15-$20.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 8:00am - 10:00am Pancake Breakfast 
    Attend a Pancake Breakfast from 8-10am at Ferndale's American Legion Post #154, 5537 2nd Ave. Entry is $3 for kids 12 and under, $6 for adults.
    American Legion Post #154 :: (360) 201-1109
  • 8:00am - 10:30am Community Pancake Breakfast 
    Choose from pancakes or French toast at a Community Pancake Breakfast from 8-10:30am at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Entry is $3 for kids, $6 for adults, and includes eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee.
    Lynden Community Center :: http://www.lyndencommunitycenter.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
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Fidalgo Bay Stewardship 
    Join Skagit Land Trust to help remove English ivy from beautiful maturing forest from 10am-1pm at the recently acquired Fidalgo Bay Graber Conservation Area (right on the edge of Anacortes). Tools, gloves and refreshments will be provided.
    Fidalgo Bay Graber Conservation Area :: http://www.skagitlandtrust.org
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm Reel Competition 
    As part of the Clan Heather Dancers' annual Scottish Highland weekend, members of the public can attend a Reel Competition from 9am-5pm at Whatcom Community College's Syre Student Center, 235 W. Kellogg Rd. Boys and girls as young as four will present the Highland fling and sword dance in the primary class. Beginners, novices and intermediate competitors follow, featuring traditional Highland and Scottish national dances. Entry is $4-$6 to watch the action.
    Syre Student Center :: http://www.clanheather.com
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Community Work Party 
    Celebrate Arbor Day and Make a Difference Day by attending a Community Work Party with NSEA and the City of Bellingham from 9am-12pm at Whatcom Falls Park. Volunteers will be improving salmon habitat by planting trees and removing "illicit" trails that cause erosion.
    Whatcom Falls Park :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Ghosts of the Pacific Northwest 
    Instructor Matthew Thuney and ghost investigator Brian Lee present "Ghosts of the Pacific Northwest" from 10am-1pm at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Hall, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. The duo will delve into some of our civilization's strangest reported experiences with the spectral realm and also discuss some local ghost hunts. Entry is $45.
    Whatcom Community College :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.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
  • 10:30am - 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
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Dress Up for Story Time 
    Kids ages 2-8 can test out their costumes before trick or treating at a "Dress up for Story Time" event at 10:30am at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Spooky (but not too spooky) Halloween tales, crafts, photo opps and treats will be part of the free fun.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Orchid Class, Fall Walk 
    Learn more about taking care of flowering orchids at an "Orchidaceae" class with Harvey Brenneise from 11am-12pm in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. At 1pm, sign up for a Fall Color Walk with John Christianson. The first event is $8, the second is free. Please register in advance.
    Christianson's Nursery :: http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Happy 200th Birthday, Frankenstein 
    Literature and film scholar Lance Rhoades leads "Happy 200th Birthday, Frankenstein" multimedia presentations at 11am at the Ferndale Library (2125 Main St.), and at 1pm at the Lynden Library (216 4th St.). Over the two centuries since Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, the work has also served as a vivid allegory in debates about technology, slavery and universal suffrage. Rhoades considers how Shelley addressed some of humankind’s greatest concerns with a creation that took on a life of its own. Entry is free.
    Ferndale Library, Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Halloween Student Recital 
    Feel free to wear a costume to the Bellingham Music Teachers Association's annual Halloween Student Recital taking place from 1-3pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Entry is free.
    Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship :: http://www.bellinghammusicteachers.org
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Cemetery Tours 
    At 1pm, Lynden Pioneer Museum hosts a tour at the Lynden Cemetery, 1975 Front St. At 3pm, there will be a tour at Greenwood Cemetery, 605 E. Wiser Lake Rd. Both tours will feature costumed guides who will explore the many historic personages of Lynden and talk about grave decorations and how burial practices have changed since the 1800s. Entry is free.
    Greenwood Cemetery :: http://www.lyndenpioneermuseum.com
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Halloween at the Y 
    Rock climbing, a cupcake walk, a haunted house, carnival games, swimming and more will be part of "Halloween at the Y" from 2-5pm at the Bellingham YMCA, 1256 N. State St. Entry to the family-friendly event is free. Anyone over 16 years old must show photo ID to enter the facility.
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Sumas Historical Home Tour 
    Ride a horse-drawn wagon as you travel between the historical Gillies, West and Thomas homes at a Sumas Historical Home Tour at 2pm and 2:30pm leaving from the Sumas Historical Society and Museum, 114 Second St. Entry is $15; space is limited, so register in advance.
    Sumas Historical Society and Museum :: (360) 988-2501 or http://www.wcls.org
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Downtown Ferndale Trick or Treat 
    From 3-5pm, Ferndale will close its streets—from First Street to Third Street—and more than 40 businesses will hand out candy to costumed kids at its annual Downtown Trick or Treat. Expect more than 2,000 guests to be decked out in their finest spooky costumes at the free event.
    Downtown Ferndale :: http://www.ferndale-chamber.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Boo at Bloedel 
    Children in preschool through second grade are invited to attend the City of Bellingham's annual "Boo at Bloedel" Carnival from 3-5pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Building, 2214 Electric Ave. The candy-free event will feature games booths, prizes, face painting and more. Costumes are encouraged; bring your trick-or-treat container to collect prizes. Suggested donation is $3 per kid.
    Bloedel Donovan Community Building :: http://www.cob.org
  • 4:00pm - 10:00pm Blaine Rocktoberfest 
    The JP Falcon Grady Band and Exit 266 will provide live music at the Blaine Rocktoberest taking place from 4-10pm at 738 Peace Portal Dr. Show up at 3pm for trick or treating in the haunted Pizza Factory, and pumpkin painting. The event will also feature a beer garden, food and craft booths, and more. Admission is free.
    Peace Portal Drive :: http://www.blainechamber.com
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Haunt the Park 
    Head to Ferndale for "Haunt the Park" from 5-7pm at the city's Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. Candy will be given out, several of the historic buildings will be decorated for Halloween. Entry is free. A "Haunted Barn" has fees (funds raised will go to local charities).
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm Denim to Diamonds 
    Join NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center to celebrate its 25th anniversary at a "Denim to Diamonds" Dinner and Auction fundraiser from 5:30-9pm at Bellingham Technical College's Settlemyer Hall, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. Entry is $65 per person and includes a champagne welcome, gourmet appetizers and dinner, wine wall, dessert dash, games, live and silent auctions and a program looking back on 25 years of service to Whatcom County.
    Settlemyer Hall :: http://www.eventbrite.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Bellingham to India Fundraising Celebration 
    Indian Bandra dance, poetry, food from Simmering Tava, a talk by Sister Lucy on Maher (an organization that supports the marginalized in India) and more will be part of a Bellingham to India Fundraising Celebration at 6pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at either Community Food Co-op.
    YWCA Ballroom :: shirleyosterhaus@gmail.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Concrete Ghost Walk 
    Purchase tickets in advance for the final "Concrete Ghost Walk" starting at 6pm at the historic (and haunted) Concrete Theatre, 45920 Main St. Learn about the characters and events that have shaped the spirited community, hear from local residents (living and otherwise) and enjoy a tour along the haunts of Main Street. Entry is $12.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Betty Desire and Rocky Horror 
    Iconic drag queen Betty Desire will "sacrifice the virgins" in her own inimitable way when she hosts a showing of the cult classic known as The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 7pm in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Bring a virgin of your own to sacrifice. Rocky Horror prop bags full of goodies will be available for only $5; entry is $12.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance with Heliotrope 
    Heliotrope 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.
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Bassoon Apocalypse 
    Hear ghoulish, frightening music performed by the costumed WWU Bassoon Ensemble at the second annual "Bassoon Apocalypse" concert at 7:30pm at the Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free and open to all ages; come join the fun and enter a costume contest.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Scott Cossu 
    Pianist Scott Cossu of Windham Hill Fame will team up with guitarist Lonnie Mardis for a magical evening of New Age classics and original works at 7:30pm at the Lummi Island Congregational Church, 3913 Lego Bay Rd. Jo Philpot opens on harp. Entry is by donation.
    Lummi Island Congregational Church :: (360) 758-2060
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