Week of April 7, 2019

Sunday, April 7 19 events
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit Valley :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Rexville Grange Art Show 
    Attend the annual Rexville Grange Art Show from 10am-6pm daily through April 14 at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. More than two dozen artists' works can be viewed and purchased.
  • All Day Bham SOUP 
    Bham SOUP, an event that supports local projects through community-supported micro-funding, is accepting applications from individuals and creative groups through Fri., April 12. Submit a project proposal that demonstrates a positive impact for downtown Bellingham. The dinner is scheduled for Wed., April 24 at Goat Mountain Pizza. The public is invited to attend and vote for their favorite proposal. A cash donation at the door will entitle each attendee to a locally prepared soup dinner and the opportunity to review all submitted proposals and vote for their favorite.
  • All Day Essence of Bellingham Photo Competition 
    Residents of Whatcom County can submit images to the City of Bellingham's annual "Essence of Bellingham" photo competition starting today and continuing through May 1. See submission guidelines online.
  • 10:30am Intro to the Inside Passage 
    The Community Boating Center hosts an "Intro to the Inside Passage" class from 10:30am-5:30pm Saturday and Sunday at the Community Room at REI, 400 36th St. Although specific to sea kayaking the Inside Passage, the principles of adventure planning will apply to any destination, conveyance, or time frame. All adventurous souls welcome. No previous paddling or trip planning experience necessary. Fees are $149.
  • 11:00am Weaving Cooperative Rug Show 
    Vida Nueva Women's Weaving Cooperative will offer fine, hand-loomed, naturally dyed wool rugs, bags and table items in a large selection of traditional Zapotec and new designs at a Rug Show and Sale happening from 11am-5pm Friday through Sunday at the La Conner Seaside Gallery, 101 W. 1st St. All proceeds support economic and artistic independence and social justice for indigenous women in Oaxaca, Mexico.
    La Conner Seaside Gallery :: (360) 466-5141
  • 10:00am Spring Book Sale 
    Find great deals at a a Spring Book Sale happening from 10am-5pm Friday, 10am-4:30pm Saturday, and 1pm-4:30pm Sunday at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. All funds raised will go to support programming and facilities at the space.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:30pm ACT's Silent Sky 
    Learn more about the true story of 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt when Silent Sky continues this week at 7:30pm showings Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The play explores a women's place in a society during a time of immense scientific discoveries where a women's ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Tickets are $20; additional showings happen weekends through April 20.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:30pm Mamma Mia! 
    The Theater Arts Guild continues its run of Mamma Mia! at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $20-$40 to see the international musical theater phenomenon—which is based on 22 perennially popular tunes by the Swedish pop supergroup ABBA. Additional showings happen April 11-13.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:30pm BTG's Silent Sky 
    Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The play focuses on 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt—who wasn't allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea when she first began working at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s. Tickets are $8-$16. The true-life tale continues through April 14.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm Country Breakfast 
    Attend a monthly Country Breakfast from 8am-12pm at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy. Pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausages and beverages will be on the menu. Entry is $2 for kids, $6 for adults. The event happens on the first Sunday of the month from September to June.
    Rome Grange :: (360) 961-3491
  • 8:30am - 11:30am Rabbit Ride 
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8:30am 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
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30am-11am 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
  • 11:00am - 4:00pm Bellingham Handmade Market 
    Attend the inaugural Bellingham Handmade Market from 11am-4pm at Goods Nursery and Produce, 2620 Northwest Ave. The monthly event will offer a selection of rotating artisans that make high-quality functional products locally—just like the beer and produce on hand.
    Goods Nursery and Produce :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Langar in Lynden 
    All are welcome at a Langar event from 11am-2pm in Lynden at Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara, 176 E. Pole Rd. Langar is the sacred community free kitchen of the Sikh people and every temple serves delicious vegetarian food-which they invite the general public to come eat. The largest free kitchen in the world is Langar at Darbar Sahib, Amritsar India, where they serve 100,000 people a day every weekend, and 50,000 a day on weekdays.
    Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara :: (360) 398-1184
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm History Tour 
    Attend a History Tour from 12:30-1:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The museum's trained guides will take participants to the basement to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition. They will also share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building and the history of the early days of Bellingham. Entry is included with museum admission.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Ken Waldman and Willi Carlisle 
    Alaska-based fiddler and storyteller Ken Waldman will be joined by fellow musician Willi Carlisle will share their talents at a 2pm concert at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Suggested contribution is $18; head to the website to learn how to get on the invite list.
    Nancy's Farm :: http://www.nancysfarm.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Depot Comedy Club 
    Seattle comedy legend Gabriel Rutledge headlines the second iteration of the Depot Comedy Club at 7pm at Aslan Depot. 1322 N. State St. Recent Dallas transplant Thomas Nichol is also on the lineup, and Chase "Louisiana Slow Burn" Mayers will host—as well as offer up a set. Tickets are $10.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Heating Reading 
    Betty Scott, J.P. Falcon Grady, and Rev. Tessie Mandeville will share their poetry at a reading for Central Heating: Poems that Celebrate Love, Loss, and Planet Earth at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. A portion of every book sold supports Lummi Youth Academy.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
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Monday, April 8 11 events
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit Valley :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Rexville Grange Art Show 
    Attend the annual Rexville Grange Art Show from 10am-6pm daily through April 14 at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. More than two dozen artists' works can be viewed and purchased.
  • All Day Bham SOUP 
    Bham SOUP, an event that supports local projects through community-supported micro-funding, is accepting applications from individuals and creative groups through Fri., April 12. Submit a project proposal that demonstrates a positive impact for downtown Bellingham. The dinner is scheduled for Wed., April 24 at Goat Mountain Pizza. The public is invited to attend and vote for their favorite proposal. A cash donation at the door will entitle each attendee to a locally prepared soup dinner and the opportunity to review all submitted proposals and vote for their favorite.
  • All Day Essence of Bellingham Photo Competition 
    Residents of Whatcom County can submit images to the City of Bellingham's annual "Essence of Bellingham" photo competition starting today and continuing through May 1. See submission guidelines online.
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30am-11am 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
  • 11:30am - 1:00pm Camp Korey Laughter Luncheon 
    Camp Korey will host a "Prescription Laughter Luncheon" from 11:30am-1pm at Bellingham Golf & Country Club, 3729 Meridian St. The event will honor the nonprofit's mission to honor the courage, strength and determination of children and their families living with life-altering medical conditions.
    Bellingham Golf & Country Club :: http://www.campkorey.org
  • 4:30pm - 7:00pm Plant Diagnostic Clinics 
    Local Master Gardeners will be on hand for Plant Diagnostic Clinics from 4:30pm-7pm Mondays through April at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Bring your spring gardening questions, samples or photos of unknown or problem plants, and other gardening questions to the library, where Master Gardeners will offer advice.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Swing Dancing Classes 
    Learn the basics in a friendly environment at Swing Dancing for Everyone classes at 5pm Mondays at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. At 6pm, attend Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Hop, and, at 7pm, Strong and Mighty Solo Jazz. Drop-in fees are $12-$15; $40-$50 pays for a month of classes.
    Presence Studio :: http://www.bhamhop.com/classes
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Books on Tap 
    South Whatcom Branch Manager, Lizz Roberts, leads a "Books on Tap" discussion focusing on The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir by Gaby Rodriguez from 6:30-8pm at El Agave 2, 4 Clubhouse Circle. The club meets on the second Monday of every month.
    El Agave 2 :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of the weekly Poetrynight can sign up starting at 6:30pm at the Alternative Library, 519 E. Maple St. Readings begin at 7pm. Entry to the all-ages event is by donation.
    Alternative Library :: http://www.blog.poetrynight.org
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Guffawingham 
    A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9pm every Monday at the Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. The event features approximately 20 standup comedians who each do a four-minute set.
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Tuesday, April 9 8 events
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit Valley :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Rexville Grange Art Show 
    Attend the annual Rexville Grange Art Show from 10am-6pm daily through April 14 at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. More than two dozen artists' works can be viewed and purchased.
  • All Day Bham SOUP 
    Bham SOUP, an event that supports local projects through community-supported micro-funding, is accepting applications from individuals and creative groups through Fri., April 12. Submit a project proposal that demonstrates a positive impact for downtown Bellingham. The dinner is scheduled for Wed., April 24 at Goat Mountain Pizza. The public is invited to attend and vote for their favorite proposal. A cash donation at the door will entitle each attendee to a locally prepared soup dinner and the opportunity to review all submitted proposals and vote for their favorite.
  • All Day Essence of Bellingham Photo Competition 
    Residents of Whatcom County can submit images to the City of Bellingham's annual "Essence of Bellingham" photo competition starting today and continuing through May 1. See submission guidelines online.
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30am-11am 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
  • 11:00am - 9:00pm Burgers and Literacy 
    Help raise funds for Whatcom Literacy Council by eating at Filling Station locations in Bellingham at 1138 Finnegan Way, and 716 Alabama St. Ten percent of the day's food proceeds will be donation, so eat great burgers for a great cause.
    Filling Station :: http://www.fillingstationnw.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Essential Nutrients 
    Certified Nutritionist Jim Ehmke focuses on "Essential Nutrients" from 6:30pm-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. He'll also discuss how to balance these nutrients for optimal health, why so many people are drinking more water but not truly hydrating, and the role of air in proper nutrition. Entry is $5.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 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
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Wednesday, April 10 13 events
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit Valley :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Rexville Grange Art Show 
    Attend the annual Rexville Grange Art Show from 10am-6pm daily through April 14 at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. More than two dozen artists' works can be viewed and purchased.
  • All Day Bham SOUP 
    Bham SOUP, an event that supports local projects through community-supported micro-funding, is accepting applications from individuals and creative groups through Fri., April 12. Submit a project proposal that demonstrates a positive impact for downtown Bellingham. The dinner is scheduled for Wed., April 24 at Goat Mountain Pizza. The public is invited to attend and vote for their favorite proposal. A cash donation at the door will entitle each attendee to a locally prepared soup dinner and the opportunity to review all submitted proposals and vote for their favorite.
  • 10:00am Essence of Bellingham Photo Competition 
    Residents of Whatcom County can submit images to the City of Bellingham's annual "Essence of Bellingham" photo competition starting today and continuing through May 1. See submission guidelines online.
  • 8:00am - 8:00pm Donate for Library Giving Day 
    As part of the inaugural Library Giving Day, Whatcom County Library System is raising funds through the one-day online fundraising event that encourages patrons and library lovers nationwide to make a gift to their local library system. Monetary gifts of all sizes are welcome today—and every day—so that future generations will always have libraries to love. (WCLS circulates more than 2 million items annually through 10 branches, the bookmobile, and a Library Express location on Northwest Drive.)
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30am-11am 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
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Backyard Chickens 
    Dalia Monterroso, ambassador for Scratch and Peck Feeds and creator of the popular YouTube channel, "Welcome to Chickenlandia," helms a "Backyard Chickens" presentation from 4pm-5:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Attendees wanting farm-fresh eggs can learn how to select the necessary supplies, provide the proper nutrition and natural care, and avoid predators both large and small. Entry is free.
    Blaine Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm Spotlight on Skagit 
    Cultivate existing business relationships, engage with prospective clients, and learn about the diverse industries, businesses and nonprofits contributing to Skagit County’s economy at the annual "Spotlight on Skagit" business-to-business trade show happening from 4pm-7pm in Burlington at Van Zyverden's Bulb Warehouse, 12035 Higgins Airport Way. Entry is free.
    Van Zyverden's Bulb Warehouse :: http://www.skagit.org
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Pots & Pints Wheel Workshop 
    Learn the secrets of throwing pottery on the wheel when Jennifer Yates leads a "Pots & Pints: Wheel" workshop from 6pm-9pm at Burnish Clay Studio, 2006 N. State St. Tools, clay and other supplies will be provided; you may pick two of your pieces to be fired and glazed for you. Entry is $48. Bring your own beverages.
    Burnish Clay Studio :: http://www.burnishclaystudio.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Group Run 
    All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Whatcom Writers and Publishers Meeting 
    Georgia Ball and Todd Warger will discuss graphic novels (including pitching ideas and what works in the genre) at a Whatcom Writers and Publishers meeting happening from 6pm-8:30pm at Nicki's Bella Marina, 2615 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Entry is free and open to all; please RSVP to guarantee a seat.
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Wines of Bordeaux 
    Laurent Martel focuses on "Wines of Bordeaux" from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. While you're enjoying the fruits of this amazing wine region, Laurent will explore the mystery of the “missing” Bordeaux grape and other lore. Entry is $45.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Kevin Woods Group 
    Local jazz artist and educator Kevin Woods will be joined by renowned drummer Frank Russo, trumpeter Kevin Woods, tenor saxophonist Steve Tressler, pianist John Hanse, and bassist Michael Glynn for a Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center concert at 7pm at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. Tickets will be $5-$15 at the door.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
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Thursday, April 11 27 events
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit Valley :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • 8:00am Essence of Bellingham Photo Competition 
    Residents of Whatcom County can submit images to the City of Bellingham's annual "Essence of Bellingham" photo competition starting today and continuing through May 1. See submission guidelines online.
  • 9:33pm Celebrating women in film 
  • All Day Rexville Grange Art Show 
    Attend the annual Rexville Grange Art Show from 10am-6pm daily through April 14 at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. More than two dozen artists' works can be viewed and purchased.
  • 7:30pm BTG's Silent Sky 
    Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The play focuses on 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt—who wasn't allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea when she first began working at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s. Tickets are $8-$16.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 7:30pm ACT's Silent Sky 
    Learn more about the true story of 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt when Silent Sky continues this week at 7:30pm showings Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The play explores a women's place in a society during a time of immense scientific discoveries where a women's ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Tickets are $20; additional showings happen April 18-20.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:30pm Mamma Mia! 
    The Theater Arts Guild concludes its run of Mamma Mia! at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $20-$40 to see the international musical theater phenomenon based on 22 perennially popular tunes by the Swedish pop supergroup ABBA.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • All Day Bham SOUP 
    Bham SOUP, an event that supports local projects through community-supported micro-funding, is accepting applications from individuals and creative groups through Fri., April 12. Submit a project proposal that demonstrates a positive impact for downtown Bellingham. The dinner is scheduled for Wed., April 24 at Goat Mountain Pizza. The public is invited to attend and vote for their favorite proposal. A cash donation at the door will entitle each attendee to a locally prepared soup dinner and the opportunity to review all submitted proposals and vote for their favorite.
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30am-11am 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
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Parkinson's Dance Class 
    Pam Kuntz leads a dance class for people with Parkinson's disease and other movement or neurological disorders at 11am at Ballet Bellingham, 1405 Fraser St., suite #103. Entry is free. No registration is necessary; just show up ready to dance. The classes continue Thursdays through June 6.
    Ballet Bellingham :: (360) 510-4711 or http://www.kuntzandco.org
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Insects in Decline 
    Dr. Merrill A. Peterson joins the Whatcom Master Gardener Foundation for a free presentation focused on "Why Insects Are in Decline" from 12pm-1:30pm at the Community Connections room at the Bellingham Food Co-op, 405 E. Holly St. Peterson, Professor and Chair of Biology and Insect Collection Curator at WWU and the author of Pacific Northwest Insects, will talk about why the "insect armageddon" is a bad thing, and what gardeners can do about it.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcf.org
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Advocates Author 
    Museum Advocates will host a discussion with children's book author Paul Owen Lewis at 12pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Among other things, Lewis will tell the story of how he wrote and illustrated his classic picture book, Storm Boy, about a Haida boy’s undersea adventure with the killer whale people, which was the recipient of the prestigious 1996 American Book Award. Entry is free.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm English Country Dancing 
    Enjoy gentle English Country Dancing to beautiful music from 1:30-3pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 15 Halleck St. Newcomers age 50 and up are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Entry is by donation; if you decide you want to continue the activity, then BSAC membership is required.
    Bellingham Senior Activity Center :: http://www.becd2.wordpress.com
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Nothing to Look At Reception 
    As part of a Faculty Biennial, attend an opening reception for Sharron Antholt's "Nothing to Look At" exhibit from 5pm-7pm at Western Washington University's Western Gallery in the Fine Arts Building. The series of drawings on display used a magnifying glass and sunlight to burn holes in the work. The works can be seen through May 9. Please RSVP to attend the reception.
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Wint Tasting Social 
    A monthly Wine Tasting Social takes place from 5:30-7:30pm at the Lighthouse Grill at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. Entry is $30 and includes premiere wine tastings, appetizers and discounts on bottles. Reservations are recommended.
    Lighthouse Grill :: http://www.hotelbellwether.com
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm Paella Night 
    Reservations are recommended for a monthly "Paella Night" dinner taking place from 5:30-7pm at Old World Deli, 1228 N. State St. Entry is $5 for kids under 12, $17 general (includes one serving of paella and a side salad.
    Old World Deli :: http://www.oldworlddeli1.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm History Exhibits Reception 
    An opening reception for "Who ARE We?" and "This Skagit Life" takes place from 6pm-8pm in La Conner at the Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. 4th St. Both Washington-focused exhibits will show through Sept. 15.
    Skagit County Historical Museum :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Pub Run 
    oin BBay Running for a Pub Run starting at 6pm at the store's headquarters at 1431 N. State St. At the weekly event, BBay Ambassadors safely guide each pace group during the 3- to 5-mile runs, which are open to athletes of all levels and abilities. Tonight's excursion follows the Bellingham waterfront, ending at Gruff Brewing. Entry is free.
    BBay Running :: http://www.bbayrunning.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Germany by Bike 
    Avid mountain bikers Marjie and Kasey Bell will share a "Germany by Bike" presentation from 6:30pm-8pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Learn about preparing for your own trip or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery and listen to the tales of this unique experience. Entry is free.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Journey through the Southwest 
    Take a "Journey through the Southwest" with photographer Genny Langworthy of Western Breeze Photography at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Come share your own stories from the Southwest, ask questions, and enjoy outstanding images, video clips, maps and music from the region. Entry is free.
    Mount Vernon Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Food Freedom 
    Join certified Mind Body Eating Coach Sarah Clarke to discuss how you can make positive, doable changes in your relationship with food and body at "Savor This: Experience Freedom with Food" from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Gain new insights into the psychology of eating, and new tools for overcoming the obstacles between you and your best self. The event will also explore a conscious eating practice with light appetizers. Entry is $35.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Fly Fishing Film Tour 
    The North Sound Chapter of Trout Unlimited hosts a Fly Fishing Film Tour viewing at 7pm in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The event will feature a variety of short films about fly fishing from around the globe, followed by a a raffle for a number of fishing products and gear. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Stiff Conversation 
    Western Washington University journalism professor and author Maria McLeod will engage fellow writer Steve Hughes in a conversation about Stiff, his book of short fiction, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Readers of contemporary fiction will enjoy this outrageous and evocative ensemble of stories by the writer and publisher of Detroit's longest-running zine, Stupor.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Irish Love Song with Peadar MacMahon 
    Hear “Irish Love Songs” when singer, storyteller and multi-instrumentalist Peadar MacMahon returns to town for a 7pm performance at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. For the fourth annual community concert celebrating Irish song, the beloved former Bellinghamster will be joined by Harper Stone, Evan Ingalls, Helen Scholtz, Marie Eaton, Flip Breslin, David Donohue, Derek Duffy, and Richard Scholtz. Entry will be $10 at the door.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.peadarmacmahon.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
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Rock History 
    Wes Gannaway and Kent Holsather will talk about and show photos of local bands and venues for rock music from the early 1950s through ’60s in Whatcom County at a Whatcom County Historical Society event at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Gannaway has been researching history with Holsather for several decades. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:30pm - 11:00pm Good, Bad, 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"—which tonight will feature "Upfront Idol," an improvised musical battle royale you never knew you needed. Entry is $8 for the early show, $5 for the late one.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
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Friday, April 12 22 events
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit Valley :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Essence of Bellingham Photo Competition 
    Residents of Whatcom County can submit images to the City of Bellingham's annual "Essence of Bellingham" photo competition starting today and continuing through May 1. See submission guidelines online.
  • All Day Celebrating women in film 
  • All Day Rexville Grange Art Show 
    Attend the annual Rexville Grange Art Show from 10am-6pm daily through April 14 at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. More than two dozen artists' works can be viewed and purchased.
  • 7:30pm North Cascades Concert Band 
    The North Cascades Concert Band presents "Sousa, American Spirit!" performances at 7:30pm Friday at Whatcom Community College's Syre Auditorium, 7:30pm Saturday at Arlington High School PAC, and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Staff Sgt. Harry Ong, a clarinetist from the "President's Own" Marine Concert Band, will be the featured soloist at the shows. Entry is by donation.
  • 10:00am Brander Flower Show 
    Cross the border to attend the 91st annual Bradner Flower Show from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday in Abbotsford at Bradner Hall, 5305 Bradner Rd. Attendees can view hundreds of varieties of daffodils, plus peruse and purchase plants, flowers, shrubs and more. Crafts, art, music, food and special speakers and more will be part of the flowery festivities. Admission is $2.
  • All Day ACT's Silent Sky 
    Learn more about the true story of 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt when Silent Sky continues this week at 7:30pm showings Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The play explores a women's place in a society during a time of immense scientific discoveries where a women's ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Tickets are $20; additional showings happen April 18-20.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day BTG's Silent Sky 
    Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The play focuses on 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt—who wasn't allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea when she first began working at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s. Tickets are $8-$16.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 7:30pm Genre Legends, Hot Dogs 
    A fan favorite show, "Genre Legends," returns to the stage at 7:30pm Fridays and Saturdays through April at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, attend "Top Dog," a monthlong team improv tournament. Tickets are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day Mamma Mia! 
    The Theater Arts Guild concludes its run of Mamma Mia! at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $20-$40 to see the international musical theater phenomenon based on 22 perennially popular tunes by the Swedish pop supergroup ABBA.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:30pm Groundwork 
    Bellingham Repertory Dance presents "Groundwork" performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The professional modern dance company will share the bill with Vytal Movement Dance Company from Spokane, and Hannah Andersen Dance, a fellow local company. The shows will lay the groundwork for artistic further collaboration in the Northwest. Tickets are $15-$28.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.bhamrep.org
  • 9:00am Spring Garage Sale 
    More than 150 vendors will sell their wares at the 27th annual Spring Garage Sale happening from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday in Mount Vernon at the Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 W. Taylor St. Food, live music and handcrafted items will also be part of the fun. Entry is $3 per person, and parking is also $3.
    Skagit County Fairgrounds :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/garagesale
  • 10:00am Bham SOUP 
    Bham SOUP, an event that supports local projects through community-supported micro-funding, is accepting applications from individuals and creative groups through Fri., April 12. Submit a project proposal that demonstrates a positive impact for downtown Bellingham. The dinner is scheduled for Wed., April 24 at Goat Mountain Pizza. The public is invited to attend and vote for their favorite proposal. A cash donation at the door will entitle each attendee to a locally prepared soup dinner and the opportunity to review all submitted proposals and vote for their favorite.
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30am-11am 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
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Peace Vigil 
    All people of goodwill are invited to join the weekly Peace Vigil from 4-5pm every Friday on the corner of Magnolia Street and Cornwall Avenue (in front of the Federal Building). Started by Howard and Rosemary Harris more than 50 years ago, the vigil has seen more than four generations.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.whatcompjc.org
  • 5:00pm - 10:00pm Barkley Village Wine Walk 
    The second annual Barkley Village Wine Walk takes place from 5pm-8pm at 12 shops and restaurants in the business district. Attendees at the fundraiser for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County (DVSAS) can stroll through the various venues to taste regional wines in pop-up tastings rooms. Tickets are $30 and include a keepsake wine glass, eight tasting tickets and a goodie bag. From 8pm-10pm, attend an afterparty at Overflow Taps; gourmet cheese platters and a full glass of wine will be included in a $20 VIP add-on ticket.
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Wrong mine, wrong place 
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Bristol Bay Pint and Action Night 
    Join Bristol Bay fishermen and stakeholders for a "Bristol Bay Pint and Action Night" from 5pm-9pm at K2 Brewery, 1538 Kentucky St. The event not only gives people a chance to have their voices heard against the proposed Pebble Mine, it will also raise funds for Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay—a group working to protect their fishery and their home. One dollar from every pint sold will go to the cause. Fisher poetry by Maggie Bursch and a short film preview of The Wild will be part of the night's events.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Tannahill Weavers 
    Join the Celtic Arts Foundation for a concert with one of Scotland's most beloved bands when the Tannahill Weavers perform at 7pm at Mount Vernon's Littlefield Celtic Center, 1124 Cleveland Ave. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts. Tickets are $20-$25.
    Littlefield Celtic Center :: http://www.celticarts.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm This Heart Holds Many 
    Koe Creation reads and shares ideas from This Heart Holds Many: My Life as the Nonbinary Millennial Child of a Polyamorous Family at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book is a testament of transformative, communal love told by an educator and lifelong learner who has dedicated their life to helping others grasp their own extraordinary love.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm Swedish shredders in Skagit 
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Väsen 
    The longtime instrumental acoustic trio known as Väsen performs at 7:30pm in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The ensemble is deeply rooted in the traditions of Swedish folk music via their instruments—a five-string viola of sophisticated symphonic taste, an adventurous 12-string guitar, and a nyckelharpa (a “keyed fiddle”). Tickets are $20-$35.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
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Saturday, April 13 43 events
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit Valley :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • 6:00pm Bellingham Makerspace Workshops 
    Find sophisticated tools, technology, workspace and a variety of creative classes on an ongoing basis at Bellingham Makerspace, 1000 F St. Upcoming workshops include "Intro to the Epilogue Fusion Laser Cutter" (April 13), "Sign Making with the CNC Router" (April 15), Lern to Solder RGB LED Ball" (April 18), and "The Flower Power and Paint Night" (April 19). Fees vary.
    Bellingham Makerspace :: http://www.bellinghammakerspace.org
  • All Day Essence of Bellingham Photo Competition 
    Residents of Whatcom County can submit images to the City of Bellingham's annual "Essence of Bellingham" photo competition starting today and continuing through May 1. See submission guidelines online.
  • All Day Celebrating women in film 
  • All Day Rexville Grange Art Show 
    Attend the annual Rexville Grange Art Show from 10am-6pm daily through April 14 at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. More than two dozen artists' works can be viewed and purchased.
  • 8:00am Blossom Walk 
    Stroll through the orchard as part of a "Blossom Walk" happening from 8am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. While you’re walking, take cool family photos and check out the conservation trail along Ten Mile Creek. Bin train rides will also be part of the free fun. Breakfast and lunch will be available to purchase, and there will be free tastings of farm-to-bottle spirits in the tasting room.
    BelleWood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • All Day North Cascades Concert Band 
    The North Cascades Concert Band presents "Sousa, American Spirit!" performances at 7:30pm Friday at Whatcom Community College's Syre Auditorium, 7:30pm Saturday at Arlington High School PAC, and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Staff Sgt. Harry Ong, a clarinetist from the "President's Own" Marine Concert Band, will be the featured soloist at the shows. Entry is by donation.
  • All Day Brander Flower Show 
    Cross the border to attend the 91st annual Bradner Flower Show from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday in Abbotsford at Bradner Hall, 5305 Bradner Rd. Attendees can view hundreds of varieties of daffodils, plus peruse and purchase plants, flowers, shrubs and more. Crafts, art, music, food and special speakers and more will be part of the flowery festivities. Admission is $2.
  • All Day ACT's Silent Sky 
    Learn more about the true story of 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt when Silent Sky continues this week at 7:30pm showings Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The play explores a women's place in a society during a time of immense scientific discoveries where a women's ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Tickets are $20; additional showings happen April 18-20.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day BTG's Silent Sky 
    Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The play focuses on 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt—who wasn't allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea when she first began working at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s. Tickets are $8-$16.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 7:30pm Genre Legends, Hot Dogs 
    A fan favorite show, "Genre Legends," returns to the stage at 7:30pm Fridays and Saturdays through April at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, attend "Top Dog," a monthlong team improv tournament. Tickets are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm Mamma Mia! 
    The Theater Arts Guild concludes its run of Mamma Mia! at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $20-$40 to see the international musical theater phenomenon based on 22 perennially popular tunes by the Swedish pop supergroup ABBA.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:30pm Groundwork 
    Bellingham Repertory Dance presents "Groundwork" performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The professional modern dance company will share the bill with Vytal Movement Dance Company from Spokane, and Hannah Andersen Dance, a fellow local company. The shows will lay the groundwork for artistic further collaboration in the Northwest. Tickets are $15-$28.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.bhamrep.org
  • 9:00am Spring Garage Sale 
    More than 150 vendors will sell their wares at the 27th annual Spring Garage Sale happening from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday in Mount Vernon at the Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 W. Taylor St. Food, live music and handcrafted items will also be part of the fun. Entry is $3 per person, and parking is also $3.
    Skagit County Fairgrounds :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/garagesale
  • 9:00am - 10:30am European Herb Pots 
    Staff foodie Angela Clark leads a "Make It and Take It: European Herb Pot" class at 9am at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Attendees can plant their favorite herb combos and take them home. Fees are $29.
    Garden Spot Nursery :: http://www.garden-spot.com
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm NSEA Work Party 
    Help the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) pot bare root plants at a Work Party happening from 9am-12pm at the NSEA campus at 3057 E. Bakerview Rd. Tools, gloves, coffee and snacks will be provided.
    Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Center :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Golden Egg Hunt 
    More than 6,000 eggs containing various prizes, gift certificates and clues will be hidden on the slopes of Mt. Baker as part of the annual "Golden Egg Hunt" starting at 9am at the Mt. Baker Ski Area. In addition to the main hunt—which could net the winner a pass for next season—there will be four separate hunts for kids 10 and under. Participants must have a valid day pass or season pass.
    Mt. Baker Ski Area :: http://www.mtbaker.us
  • 9:00am - 1:00pm Community Garage Sale 
    Have fun selling or buying stuff while visiting with friends and neighbors at a Community-wide Indoor Garage Sale happening from 9am-1pm at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Admission is free. Rent a six-foot table for $15 to sell your stuff.
    Lynden Community Center :: http://www.lyndencommunitycenter.org
  • 9:00am - 1:00pm Native Plant Sale 
    The Skagit Conservation District will host its annual Native Plant Sale from 9am-1pm at Bow's WACD Lynn Brown Plant Materials Center, 16564 Bradley Rd. The conservation-grade plants will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. To pre-order, there will be a $50 minimum.
    WACD Lynn Brown Plant Materials Center :: http://www.skagitcd.org
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30am-11am 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
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm Kiwanis Compost Sale 
    The Bellingham Kiwanis host their annual Compost Sale from 10am-4pm at the parking lot at Sehome High School, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Cost is $6 per 40-pound bag of compost while supplies last ($5 if you purchase more than 10). Proceeds benefit athletics and activities at the high school, as well as many local organizations that help youth in the community.
    Sehome High School :: (360) 312-1462
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The 27th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm Saturdays through Dec. 21 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. In addition to perusing and purchasing locally grown produce, regular events for the market include Demo Days and a Wednesday Market starting in June.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Do the Bloom Color Run 
    Runners will become living canvases when they take part in Anacortes Arts Festival's fifth annual "Do the Bloom" Color Run starting at 10am at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. Entry is $15-$25 ($10 for a kids' run) and proceeds benefit public art programs on Fidalgo Island.
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm WWU Great Puzzle Hunt 
    Students and community members can take part in the annual brain-stretching outdoor adventure race known as the WWU Great Puzzle Hunt from 10am-5pm throughout Bellingham. The puzzles are hands-on and group- oriented, and it will be to your advantage to have teammates with knowledge of music, art, theater, dance, humanities, social sciences, sciences and mathematics. Entry is $8-$15.
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Lynden Book Club 
    Discuss Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air at an Award-Winning Book Club meeting from 10:30am-12pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. All are welcome to join the friendly and lively discussion—even if you didn't finish the book.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm Cheese Class 
    "Let's Make Mozzarella and Burrata!" will be the focus of a cheese class happening from 11am-12:30pm at the Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N. Entry to the hands-on primer is $25-$35.
    Chuckanut Center :: http://www.chuckanutcenter.org
  • 12:30pm - 4:00pm Tax Help Available 
    The AARP Tax-Aide program will provide free tax preparation services for the final weekend from 12:30pm-4pm at Bellingham's First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. See guidelines on the Bellingham Public Library's website.
    First Congregational Church :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Handbag Auction and Champagne Luncheon 
    Women Sharing Hope will host its 20th annual Handbag Auction and Champagne Luncheon from 1pm-4pm at Bellingham Technical College's Settlemyer Hall, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. Entry is $50; proceeds will benefit Blue Skies for Children and Hope House.
    Settlemyer Hall :: http://www.womensharinghope.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Evernote for Genealogists 
    Janet O'Connor-Camarata will discuss how the app Evernote can be used to help organize and manage all of the data, records, photographs and websites that genealogists collect at an "Evernote for Genealogists" discussion from 1pm-3pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. The Skagit Valley Genealogical Society event is free.
    Burlington Public Library :: 360) 755-0760
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Pickett House Tour 
    Check out the oldest wooden structure in Washington state still at its original location at a monthly Open House from 1pm-4pm at the Pickett House, 910 Bancroft St. The Second Sunday tours are offered by Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington. Entry is by donation.
    Pickett House :: (360) 733-5873 or daughtersofpioneers@hotmail.com
  • 1:30pm - 4:00pm Anacortes Spring Wine Festival 
    Thirty wineries from across the Pacific Northwest will be represented at the annual Anacortes Spring Wine Festival happening from 1:30pm-4pm at the city's Port Warehouse Event Center, 100 Commercial Ave. General tickets are $75 and include unlimited wine tastings and gourmet bites from local restaurants. VIP tickets are $125 and include early entry, a special gift bag and access to an enclosed area with seating and tables. Tickets are $25 for designated drivers.
    Port Warehouse Event Center :: http://www.anacortes.org
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Lynden History Harvest 
    In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Whatcom County Library System check your attic and old photo albums for anything related to the history of your local library and bring it to today's Lynden History Harvest from 2pm-5pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. All historic library photos and other memorabilia will be scanned and digitized to include in a historic digital collection that will be available through the Washington Rural Heritage website. Historic photos will be shown and refreshments will be provided.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Bach at Leipzig 
    Jim Lortz directs a "Lend Us Your Ears" play-reading of Bach at Leipzig at 2pm at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The play follows a comedic competition as several 18th century musicians vie for a coveted position that could establish them as the next big thing. Entry is by donation.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheaterguild.com
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Not-So-Impromptu Parade 
    As part of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, attend the annual Not-So-Impromptu Parade starting at 2pm along First Street in La Conner.
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Backyard Fairies 
    Students in grades K-5 can step into an enchanted world when local author and illustrator Phoebe Wahl reads from her new book, Backyard Fairies, at 2pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. In the tome, a little girl searches tirelessly for the fairies that live in the woods beyond her garden, but the magical creatures seem to dance just out of sight.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Lobo Hills Wine Tasting 
    Guest presenter Tony Dollar, co-owner of Lobo Hills Winery, will share tastes and stories 2pm-4pm at Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants, 19 Prospect St. Entry is free; please be 21 or older.
    Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants :: http://www.sjwinemerchants.com
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Knee Pain Workshop 
    Author and Bellingham Training & Tennis Club owner and manager Robin Robertson leads a "Knee Pain Workshop" at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Robertson will focus on secrets to reducing knee pain without surgery or injections, why motion is lotion, talk about where knee pain comes from, and simple steps to get started. Entry is free.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Tequila Night Dinner 
    Enjoy a "Tequila Night" of pairing and dining from 6pm-9pm at the North Bellingham Golf Course, 205 W. Smith Rd. Prepared by Chef Nick Moss, each course will be paired with a tequila cocktail including Corralejo, Los Arango, and Santo Puro Mesquila. Entertainment will feature special guest Kevin Hulett. Entry is $85.
    www.northbellinghamgolf.com :: http://www.northbellinghamgolf.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm J.A. Jance and The A List 
    Bestselling author J.A. Jance reads from her latest Ali Reynolds mystery, The A List, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. With more than 20 million copies of her books in print, Jance is the author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, and the Joanna Brady series, as well as five interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance with Da Bomb 
    Da Bomb will provide live music at the Bellingham County Dance Society's Contra Dance happening from 7pm-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All dances are taught, and no experience is required. Suggested donation is $7 for students, $10-$15 general.
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Cole Anderson Piano Concert 
    Pacific Northwest native Cole Anderson returns to Bellingham to share his considerable piano skills at a 7:30pm concert at the Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd. Anderson will present selections by Franz Liszt, together with music by Rautavaara, Rachmaninoff, Sibelius, and Beethoven. Tickets are $15-$20 in advance or at the door.
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Tiny Houses 
    Island resident Jesse Durkee will share his stories of adventure in pursuit of the dream of a small home at a "Tiny Houses" presentation from 7:30pm-9pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd.
    Lummi Island Library :: (360) 758-7145
  • 7:30pm - 11:00pm Pigs on the Wing 
    Pink Floyd tribute band Pigs on the Wing presents its latest production, "Animals," at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The two-set concert experience features a full performance of Pink Floyd's 1977 album of the same name, and a full second set highlighting the best of the band's Roger Waters-era catalog. Tickets are $23.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
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