Week of May 19, 2019

Sunday, May 19 17 events
  • All Day Upper Skagit Library Photo Contest 
    Through May 31, residents of the Upper Skagit Library district can celebrate National Photography Month by entering their photos for a chance at some great reading-related prizes. There are three age groups and three forms of photography to enter your photos. Public judging will be from June 1-14, with the winners announced Sat., June 15.
  • 10:00am Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show 
    Peruse in-water displays of new and brokerage boats, accessory displays and much more at the Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show happening from 10am-6pm Thursday through Sunday at Cap Sante Marina and various boatyards. There will be space to display 300-plus boats, which will make it the largest boat show ever held in Anacortes. Entry is $10 (day pass) to $15 (unlimited).
    Cap Sante Marina :: ww.anacortesboatandyachtshow.com
  • 7:30pm Bellingham Chamber Chorale Concerts 
    "Euphoria!" will be the theme of Bellingham Chamber Chorale concerts happening at 7:30pm Saturday, and 4pm Sunday at the Church of the Assumption, 2116 Cornwall Ave. The performances will feature works by Mozart, Victoria, Whitacre, Esenvalds, Erb, and Hogan. Tickets are $10-$20.
    Church of the Assumption :: http://www.bellinghamchamberchorale.org
  • 10:00am Puget Sound Local Yarn Tour 
    As part of an annual Puget Sound Local Yarn Tour event, yarn shops across the region—from Kent to Lynden—will offer free knitting and crochet patterns, daily prize drawings, tours, discounts and more from Wednesday through Sunday. Locally, participating shops include Northwest Yarns and Apple Yarns in Bellingham, Wear on Earth in Lynden, WildFibers in Mount Vernon, and Anacortes' Fidalgo Artisan Yarn Company.
  • 7:30pm Seussical the Musical 
    The fantastical, magical extravaganza known as Seussical the Musical concludes this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The play is focused on the children’s stories of Dr. Seuss, with most of its plot being based on Horton Hears a Who! (while incorporating many other stories). Tickets are $10-$14.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 7:00pm Matilda the Musical 
    Meet an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her destiny when Matilda the Musical continues this weekend with shows at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Over four weeks of performances of the adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book, different casts of junior and senior performers ages 9-16 will bring the tale to life. Tickets are $10. Additional showings happen through June 9.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • 10:00am Book, Bake, and Plant Sale 
    A "Book, Bake and Plant Sale" takes place from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. Find great prices and a large selection of used books, baked goods, and plants for your garden and home at this annual spring sale.
    North Fork Library :: (360) 599-2020
  • 10:00am Edible Plant Field Trips 
    Herbalist and doctor Ryan Drum focuses on "Edible and Medicinal Plants of Whatcom County" at an informational plant walk happening from 10am-1pm Saturday near downtown Bellingham. At 10am Sunday, he'll lead a "Seaweed Safari" at a nearby beach. Fees are $30 per class or $50 for both. Please register at Living Earth Herbs.
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Sedro-Woolley Community Breakfast 
    Eggs to order, omelets, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, French toast and more can be had at a monthly Community 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
  • 8:30am - 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
  • 11:00am - 4:00pm Bellingham Handmade Market 
    Attend a Bellingham Handmade Market from 11am-4pm at Goods Nursery and Produce, 2620 Northwest Ave. Through October, the weekly event will offer a selection of rotating artisans that make high-quality functional products locally—just like the venue's brews and produce.
    Goods Nursery and Produce :: http://www.facebook.com/goodsproduce
  • 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 - 2:00pm Bellingham Repertory Dance Auditions 
    Bellingham Repertory Dance will be auditioning for its 2019-2020 season from 12pm-2pm at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. As a dancer-driven organization, all members of BRD are expected to fulfill two distinct roles in the company. BRD members are both professional dancers and volunteers sharing the administrative duties of the nonprofit collective.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.bhamrep.org
  • 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
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Photo Walk 
    Shoot some great pictures to submit to the library's Photo Contest at a Photo Walk starting at 1pm in Concrete at the Upper Skagit Library, 45770 B. Main St. Bring your camera or smartphone and wear sensible shoes and comfortable clothes. You will be walking up and down Main Street.to include the Thompson Bridge and the silos. Entry is free.
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers 
    Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers present "The Marvelous Music of May" at a 3pm concert at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Tickets are $10 to experience the all-women's vocal jazz choir (free for youth 17 and under).
    BelleWood Acres :: http://www.whatcomsoundjazz.org
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Whatcom Symphony Orchestra 
    Pianist Benjamin Hochman will join the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra for the final concert of its 43rd season at 3pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The theme of the afternoon performance will be "Made in America"—a tribute to music composed in America by visiting composers. Works by Bartok, Dvorak, and Benjamin Britten are on the bill. Tickets are $15-$54.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
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Monday, May 20 6 events
  • All Day Upper Skagit Library Photo Contest 
    Through May 31, residents of the Upper Skagit Library district can celebrate National Photography Month by entering their photos for a chance at some great reading-related prizes. There are three age groups and three forms of photography to enter your photos. Public judging will be from June 1-14, with the winners announced Sat., June 15.
  • 6:30pm Tut, Tut! 
    Skagit Academy presents its 24th annual musical drama show, TUT, TUT! at 6:30pm Monday and Wednesday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The play is inspired by the life of King Tut, the 10-year-old who became the King of Egypt, with a touch of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper. Entry is free.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.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 May 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
  • 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, May 21 9 events
  • All Day Upper Skagit Library Photo Contest 
    Through May 31, residents of the Upper Skagit Library district can celebrate National Photography Month by entering their photos for a chance at some great reading-related prizes. There are three age groups and three forms of photography to enter your photos. Public judging will be from June 1-14, with the winners announced Sat., June 15.
  • All Day Tut, Tut! 
    Skagit Academy presents its 24th annual musical drama show, TUT, TUT! at 6:30pm Monday and Wednesday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The play is inspired by the life of King Tut, the 10-year-old who became the King of Egypt, with a touch of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper. Entry is free.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Artist Workshop 
    Watch artist Neal Cronic paint with acrylics and oil at a low-key Artist Workshop from 6-7:30pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. If you're interested in following along with Cronic, bring water-based painting materials of your own and join in. Entry is free. The event repeats Tues., May 28.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Five-Ingredient Meals 
    Join Wellness Chef Kate MacKenzie as she demonstrates three healthy and delicious dinners and one appetizer at a "Five-Ingredient Meals: Spring" class from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Lebanese Cooking with Nahla 
    Nahla Golam of Mediterranean Specialties will share recipes and stories at a "Lebanese Cooking with Nahla" class starting at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. The demo class will feature lamb meat pies, yogurt dip with garlic and fresh mint, sauteed greens, chicken casserole, and a date dessert. Fees are $58.
    Ciao Thyme :: http://www.ciaothyme.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterward.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Art of Kayaking 
    Nigel Foster will give a presentation on "The Art of Kayaking" at a Whatcom Association of Kayak Enthusiasts (WAKE) meeting at 7pm at the offices of the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, 3057 E. Bakerview Rd.
    Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association :: http://www.wakekayak.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Books on Tap 
    Discuss News of the World by Paulette Jiles at a "Books on Tap" gathering from 7pm-8:30pm at the North Fork Brewery, 6186 Mt. Baker Hwy. The discussion will be led by Deming Library staff.
    North Fork Brewery :: 360) 592-2422
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Chuckanut Radio Hour 
    Veteran journalist John Dodge will read from A Deadly Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm as the featured author at the live taping of the monthly Chuckanut Radio Hour at 7pm at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Performance poet Kevin Murphy, serial radio comedy, groaner jokes, music and more will be part of the evening's events. Tickets are $5.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
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Wednesday, May 22 13 events
  • All Day Upper Skagit Library Photo Contest 
    Through May 31, residents of the Upper Skagit Library district can celebrate National Photography Month by entering their photos for a chance at some great reading-related prizes. There are three age groups and three forms of photography to enter your photos. Public judging will be from June 1-14, with the winners announced Sat., June 15.
  • 10:00am Ski to Sea Book Sale 
    Find a large selection of books and media for all ages at the annual Ski to Sea Book Sale happening from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Table will be re-stocked throughout the event. On the final day, pay $4 per bag of goods.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 6:30pm Tut, Tut! 
    Skagit Academy presents its 24th annual musical drama show, TUT, TUT! at 6:30pm Monday and Wednesday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The play is inspired by the life of King Tut, the 10-year-old who became the King of Egypt, with a touch of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper. Entry is free.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm Bellingham City Club Meeting 
    Hear Washington State Senator Bob Hasegawa’s vision of how to save taxpayers money through the implementation of a state bank at an "Invest in Washington or Wall Street?" Bellingham City Club luncheon and discussion from 11:30am-1:30pm at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. Entry is $5-$18.
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market Opening 
    The Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market kicks off today from 3pm-7pm at Hammer Heritage Square, 200 Metcalf St. Vendors will offer a selection of produce, crafts and more through September.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: http://www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Planting for Year-Round Harvest 
    Learn what kinds of produce can be grown and harvested throughout the year when George Kaas of Blaine C.O.R.E. (Community Orchards for Resources and Education) leads a "Planting for Year-Round Harvest" workshop from 4pm-6pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Entry is free.
    Blaine Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Raj Patel 
    Bestselling author and journalist Raj Patel will talk about our global food system at 6pm at Western Washington University's Fraser 102. Patel has testified about the causes of the global food crisis before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee and is a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems. Entry is free and open to the public.
    Fraser 102 :: http://www.wwu.edu
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Group Run 
    All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Bellingham Bay Brewers Cruise 
    The first "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" of the season will feature liquid fare from Boundary Bay Brewery, Structures Brewing, and Wander Brewing starting at 6:30pm at San Juan Cruises' dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $39 and includes snacks; additional cruises happen Wednesdays through Sept. 18.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whales.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Histories & Mysteries Book Club 
    Share your thoughts on Dava Sobel’s The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars at a Histories & Mysteries Book Club meeting from 6:30pm-8pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr.
    Everson Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm If the Ice Had Held 
    Wendy J. Fox reads from her new book of fiction about long-held family secrets, If the Ice Had Held, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Miles Black and Thomas Harris 
    Consummate artists Miles Black (piano), and Thomas Harris (saxophones) will present a rare duo evening at a Whatcom Jazz Music Art Center concert at 7pm at Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets at the will be $5-$10.
    Sylvia Center for the Art :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Healthy Eating for Busy People 
    Join Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Michelle Smith as she shares her tips for creating quick meals that are not only tasty but nutritionally balanced at a "Healthy Eating for Busy People" class happening from 7pm-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Fores St. With cost-saving techniques and actionable steps, you’ll learn how to create tasty meals in no time. Entry is $10; includes light snacks.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
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TODAY 17 events
  • All Day Upper Skagit Library Photo Contest 
    Through May 31, residents of the Upper Skagit Library district can celebrate National Photography Month by entering their photos for a chance at some great reading-related prizes. There are three age groups and three forms of photography to enter your photos. Public judging will be from June 1-14, with the winners announced Sat., June 15.
  • 7:30pm Play Readings with Dragon Tales Productions 
    Dragon Tales Productions resents readings of three new works by local playwrights at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Studio Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. On the roster are Down in the Valley by Judith Owens Lancaster (Thursday), The Sandbox by Dana Reed Crediford (Friday), and Mikael R. Kenoyer's I 9021.39.000 You (Saturday). Tickets are $10 ($25 for all three).
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • All Day Ski to Sea Book Sale 
    Find a large selection of books and media for all ages at the annual Ski to Sea Book Sale happening from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Table will be re-stocked throughout the event. On the final day, pay $4 per bag of goods.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.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
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Meet a Truck 
    As part of Public Works Week, attend a "Meet a Truck" event from 1pm-3pm in front of Bellingham City Hall, 210 Lottie St. There will be demonstrations, activities, crafts and a story time. This is a great event for people interested in learning more about Public Works or kids who love trucks and other equipment. Everyone is welcome, and no RSVP is necessary.
    Bellingham City Hall :: http://www.cob.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 - 6:30pm SeaFeast Kickoff 
    Join friends and partners of Bellingham SeaFeast for a Summer Kickoff and Season Sendoff for commercial fishers from 5pm-6:30pm at the Mountain Room at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1103 Railroad Ave. Enjoy oysters from Taylor Shellfish Farms ($10 for three) and Boundary beer will you hear about what's new for SeaFeast—the annual two-day festival celebrating the Salish Sea during the third weekend of September.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bellinghamseafeast.org
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Spring Fling with Skagit Women in Business 
    Skagit Women in Business will host its 39th annual Spring Fling at 5:30pm in Mount Vernon at the Grand Willow Inn, 17926 Dunbar Rd. The event celebrates the accomplishments of local women, and scholarships will be awarded to women who’ve had a break in their education. The keynote speaker will be Valerie Stafford, owner of the Concrete Theater. Tickets are $25 and include a buffet meal.
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Off-Leash Books 
    Meet therapy dogs Mac and Wally from Dogs on Call at "Off-Leash Books: A Books and Dogs Meet-and-Greet Event" at 6pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. The free event will also include a presentation by local author Nicola Pearson, who will be reading from her new novel, The Gift, and discussing what our pets really understand.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Hidden Forest Foray 
    Join the local chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society for a "Hidden Forest Foray" from 6pm to dusk starting at the top of Arboretum Drive (off Bill McDonald Pkwy). Attendees at the free event can explore the plants of the Sehome Hill Arboretum, a “secret” natural area in the heart of Bellingham, with a guidebook author and former Arboretum board member. Learn what's native and what's not.
    Sehome Arboretum :: http://www.wnpskoma.org S
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Spring Soups for the Body and Soul 
    Karina Davidson helms "Spring Soups for the Body and Soul" from 6:30pm-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Participants will enjoy Thai chicken soup with lemongrass, cauliflower bisque with browned butter croutons and roasted cauliflower bits, curried chickpea and lentil dal with coconut milk, and Mexican vegetable tortilla soup. Fees are $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Life Between the Pages Dinner Book Club 
    The monthly "Life Between the Pages" event begins at 6:30pm at Evolve Chocolate + Cafe, 1200 11th St. (above Village Books). The edible event includes food and cocktail pairings related to a book—this month's choice in Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette?. Tickets are $60; copies can be purchased at the bookstore for for a 15 percent discount.
    Evolve Chocolate + Cafe :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Birds of the West 
    As part of a "Nature of Writing" series, ward-winning artist Molly Hashimota will share her new book, Birds of the West: An Artist's Guide at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In the tome, Hashimoto captures nearly 100 Western bird species across seven habitats using different media, from quick ink sketches to vivid block prints.
    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
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Birds of the West 
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm House Concert with Wandering Seas 
    The dynamic local folk trio known as Wandering Seas will perform at a House Concert at 7:30pm at the Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N. Suggested donation will be $5-$10 at the door.
  • 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 be "Prop Prov," which features improvisers taking and incorporating non-specific props into their scenes. Entry is $8 for the early show, $5 for the late one.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
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Friday, May 24 13 events
  • All Day Upper Skagit Library Photo Contest 
    Through May 31, residents of the Upper Skagit Library district can celebrate National Photography Month by entering their photos for a chance at some great reading-related prizes. There are three age groups and three forms of photography to enter your photos. Public judging will be from June 1-14, with the winners announced Sat., June 15.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 7:00pm The Hobbit 
    Lynden High School Performing Arts presents showings of The Hobbit at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at Judson Auditorium, 516 Main St. Tickets will be $5-$10 at the door to see Patrica Gray's stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved epic tale of magic, treasure and dragons.
    Judson Auditorium :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 7:00pm Matilda the Musical 
    Meet an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her destiny when Matilda the Musical continues this weekend with shows at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Over four weeks of performances of the adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book, different casts of junior and senior performers ages 9-16 will bring the tale to life. Tickets are $10. Additional showings happen through June 9.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • 7:30pm Improvised Musicals, LOL 
    Help raise funds for iDiOM Theater's summer 2019 Youth Acting Program by viewing performances of David Ives' All in the Timing at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The popular play is made up of six short comedies, and will be directed by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao. Tickets are $25 and will go to student scholarships.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • All Day Play Readings with Dragon Tales Productions 
    Dragon Tales Productions resents readings of three new works by local playwrights at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Studio Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. On the roster are Down in the Valley by Judith Owens Lancaster (Thursday), The Sandbox by Dana Reed Crediford (Friday), and Mikael R. Kenoyer's I 9021.39.000 You (Saturday). Tickets are $10 ($25 for all three).
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • All Day Ski to Sea Book Sale 
    Find a large selection of books and media for all ages at the annual Ski to Sea Book Sale happening from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Table will be re-stocked throughout the event. On the final day, pay $4 per bag of goods.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.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 every Friday in May at Cornwall Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Cornwall Park :: 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 - 8:00pm Fourth Friday Art Walk 
    Whatcom Art Market, Fairhaven Realty, Peter James Photography, Current & Furbish, Evolve Chocolates, Tony's Coffee & Tea/Harris Ave Cafe, Village Books, Paper Dreams, Colophon Cafe, Sweet Bellingham, Artwood Gallery, Morgan Block, Good Earth Pottery, Stones Throw Brewery, and Blessings Spa will be among those opening their doors for the Fourth Friday Art Walk taking place from 5pm-8pm in historic Fairhaven. Entry is free.
    Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.fairhavenartwalk.com
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Seaside BBQ 
    Enjoy the ultimate beach barbecue experience at a special "Seaside BBQ" from 5:30-8:30pm most Fridays through Aug. 31 at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. The "party on the lawn" will feature delicious food options, live music, games and more. Reservations are recommended.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Salmon Dinner Sail 
    Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food when the three-hour "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" returns this week aboard the Schooner Zodiac leaving at 6pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $59 for kids and $79 for adults. Additional sails happen June 14 and 21, July 5 and 26, Aug. 2, 9 and 30, and Sept. 13.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Bellingham Community Chamber Orchestra 
    The newly formed Bellingham Community Chamber Orchestra will make its official public debut with a free Spring Concert starting at 7pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. The 11-member ensemble will perform a wide range of repertoire, from Bach's second "Orchestral Suite" to works by contemporary composers Arvo Part and Paul Hindemith.
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  • All Day Upper Skagit Library Photo Contest 
    Through May 31, residents of the Upper Skagit Library district can celebrate National Photography Month by entering their photos for a chance at some great reading-related prizes. There are three age groups and three forms of photography to enter your photos. Public judging will be from June 1-14, with the winners announced Sat., June 15.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 10:00am Birch Bay Kite Festival 
    Learn to make kites and fly kites at the Birch Bay Kite Festival happening from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Birch Bay Beach Park, 7930 Birch Bay Dr. A pet contest, live music, a dog show, a kids zone, and craft and food vendors will be part of the fun. Entry is free.
    Birch Bay Beach Park :: http://www.birchbaychamber.com
  • 10:00am Lummi Island Artists' Studio Tour 
    Peruse paintings, glass art, jewelry, fiber arts, pottery, sculpture, photography and much more during the self-guided Lummi Island Artists' Studio Tour taking place from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at multiple creative spaces located throughout the lovely land mass. Entry is free; fees aboard the Whatcom Chief are $13 for car and driver, $7 for each additional passenger (round trip). Maps can be picked up at the Islander grocery store.
    Lummi Island :: http://www.lummi-island.com
  • All Day The Hobbit 
    Lynden High School Performing Arts presents showings of The Hobbit at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at Judson Auditorium, 516 Main St. Tickets will be $5-$10 at the door to see Patrica Gray's stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved epic tale of magic, treasure and dragons.
    Judson Auditorium :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 10:00am Birch Bay Book Sale 
    Friends of the Birch Bay Library will host a Book Sale featuring gently used books and DVDs from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday as part of the Birch Bay Kite Festival at at Birch Bay Beach Park, 7930 Birch Bay Dr.
    Birch Bay Beach Park :: http://www.wcls.org
  • All Day Matilda the Musical 
    Meet an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her destiny when Matilda the Musical continues this weekend with shows at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Over four weeks of performances of the adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book, different casts of junior and senior performers ages 9-16 will bring the tale to life. Tickets are $10. Additional showings happen through June 9.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • 7:30pm Improvised Musicals, LOL 
    Help raise funds for iDiOM Theater's summer 2019 Youth Acting Program by viewing performances of David Ives' All in the Timing at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The popular play is made up of six short comedies, and will be directed by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao. Tickets are $25 and will go to student scholarships.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm Play Readings with Dragon Tales Productions 
    Dragon Tales Productions resents readings of three new works by local playwrights at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Studio Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. On the roster are Down in the Valley by Judith Owens Lancaster (Thursday), The Sandbox by Dana Reed Crediford (Friday), and Mikael R. Kenoyer's I 9021.39.000 You (Saturday). Tickets are $10 ($25 for all three).
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 10:00am Ski to Sea Book Sale 
    Find a large selection of books and media for all ages at the annual Ski to Sea Book Sale happening from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Table will be re-stocked throughout the event. On the final day, pay $4 per bag of goods.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 8:00am - 10:00am Pancake Breakfast 
    A monthly Pancake Breakfast happens from 8am-10am in Ferndale at American Legion Post #154, 5537 2nd Ave. Entry is $3 for kids 12 and under, and $6 for adults.
    American Legion Post #154 :: (360) 201-1109
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market 
    Find fresh produce and much more at the 30th season of the Anacortes Farmers Market happening from 9am-2pm Saturdays through Oct. 26 at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave.
    Depot Arts Center :: ww.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Mount Vernon Farmers Market2333 
    Attend the Mount Vernon Farmers Market from 9am-2pm Saturdays through Oct. 12 at the city's Riverwalk Park, 509 S. Main St. The market supports local farmers and growers in a family-friendly environment that offers fresh, healthy food including locally grown produce and baked goods.
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Concrete Saturday Market 
    Fresh food, arts and crafts, and live music are part of the Concrete Saturday Market happening from 9am-3pm weekly through Labor Day weekend at the Concrete Community Center, 45821 Railroad St.
    Concrete Community Center :: http://www.concretesaturdaymarket.weebly.com
  • 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
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm Designing a Four-Season Hummingbird Garden 
    The Skagit Audubon Society will present "Designing a Four-Season Hummingbird Garden" at 11am in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Instructor Sheila Pera will cover garden design and plants that are a magnet for these beautiful birds throughout the year. Entry is $8; registration is requested.
    Christianson's Nursery :: http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm Whatcom Memorial Day Parade 
    The annual Whatcom Memorial Day Parade begins at 12pm in downtown Bellingham, beginning at the corner of Alabama Street and Cornwall Avenue, and finishing at North State and York streets. The event has been a fixture in Bellingham since 1920, and honors the men and women who died while serving in the United States military.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Poetry Night with Sara Sutton 
    Enjoy an intimate night of poetry when Sara Sutton reads from her debut collection, Of Earth and Smoke, at 7pm at Mount Baker Theatre's intimate Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The reading will be followed by a book signing. Entry is $23.
    Walton Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
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