Week of June 2, 2019

Sunday, June 2 20 events
  • All Day Summer Reading Challenge at VB 
    Pick up Summer Reading Challenge forms starting June 1 at Village Books locales in Bellingham (1200 11th St.) and Lynden (430 Front St.), then read as many as 10 books on your way along the path to receive prizes. If you're stumped for ideas about what to read, ask for help at the store.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • All Day Summer Reading Bingo Challenge 
    As part of a Summer Reading challenge, children, teens and adults can pick up a bingo card or download it online starting June 1 at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Prizes will be available for all age levels. Children in grades K-6 are encouraged to read a variety of things over the summer, inspired by suggestions on the card. Once the goal is met, come to the library to celebrate with a free book, mystery coupon from one of our Community Sponsors, and "Summer Reading Superstar Lives Here" yard or poster sign.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 10:00am Anacortes Waterfront Festival 
    Let your inner sailor out and embrace a life on the water at the Anacortes Waterfront Festival happening from 10am-6pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday at Cap Sante Marina, 1019 Q Ave. Free boat rides, a quick-and-dirty boat building competition, an open-air car show, food vendors, arts and crafts booths, activities for kids, live music and entertainment, a beer garden and more will be part of the fun. Entry is free.
    Cap Sante Marina :: http://www.anacortes.org/wff
  • 10:00am San Juan Island Artists' Studio Tour 
    More than 50 artists will feature their creative wares at 22 art studios as part of the 28th annual San Juan Island Artists' Studio Tour taking place from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout the island. Attendees taking part in the free, self-guided tour will see a bevy or art, including original paintings, ceramics, glass, jewelry, photography, wood, mixed-medium, sculpture and fiber.
  • 3:00pm Bellingham Arts & Music Festival 
    The third annual Bellingham Arts & Music Festival takes place from 3pm Friday until 5pm Sunday at the Lookout Arts Quarry, 246 Old Hwy 99 N. The event combines local music, art, comedy, activism, business, yoga, beer and food in an interactive festival setting designed to encourage celebration, growth and awareness. and inspire change. Tickets are $110 (includes camping).
    Lookout Arts Quarry :: http://www.bamfbham.com
  • 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 June 7-9.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • 8:14am Load up the clown car 
  • 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
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Show & Shine Car Show 
    Attend a Haggen annual "Show & Shine" car show from 9am-2pm in the parking lot at the Ferndale Haggen, 1815 Main St. Register your car in the store on from 8am-9pm on the day of the event.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 - 4:00pm La Conner Live! 
    The Chris Eger band will perform as part of a "La Conner Live!" summer concert series from 1pm-4pm at the town's Gilkey Square. The free concerts continue Sundays through Labor Day weekend.
    Gilkey Square :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Music Fest IV 
    McHugh Boy and Avery, Ben Workman-Smith and Nathan Campbell, Jim Freeman, Jackie and Brett Johnson, Immanuel Men's Group, and Immanuel Bell Choir will be among those performing at a "Music Fest IV" concert at 2pm at Everson's Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5782 Lawrence Rd. Entry is by donation; proceeds will go to Wild Bird Charity to provide backpacks with food items for children on school vacations.
    Immanuel Lutheran Church :: (360) 592-2876
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Whatcom Chorale and Whatcom Sinfonia 
    "The Grand and the Intimate" will be the theme of a Whatcom Chorale and Whatcom Sinfonia concert at 3pm at Bellingham's Church of the Assumption, 2116 Cornwall Ave. The event will include Scott Henderson's evocative new song cycle, "Ordinary Prayers,” and two works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — the "Coronation" Mass, K. 317 and "Vesperae solennes de confessore," K. 339. Tickets are $5-$20.
    Church of the Assumption :: http://www.whatcomchorale.org
  • 6:30pm - 9:30pm Murder at the Manor Auditions 
    Auditions for upcoming performances of Murder at the Manor take place from 6:30pm-9:30pm Sunday and Tuesday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Auditions for the audience-interactive murder mystery will consist or readings from the script. Performances will happen Sept. 7-15.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.freeadultactingclass.com
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Monday, June 3 11 events
  • All Day Summer Reading Challenge at VB 
    Pick up Summer Reading Challenge forms starting June 1 at Village Books locales in Bellingham (1200 11th St.) and Lynden (430 Front St.), then read as many as 10 books on your way along the path to receive prizes. If you're stumped for ideas about what to read, ask for help at the store.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • All Day Summer Reading Bingo Challenge 
    As part of a Summer Reading challenge, children, teens and adults can pick up a bingo card or download it online starting June 1 at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Prizes will be available for all age levels. Children in grades K-6 are encouraged to read a variety of things over the summer, inspired by suggestions on the card. Once the goal is met, come to the library to celebrate with a free book, mystery coupon from one of our Community Sponsors, and "Summer Reading Superstar Lives Here" yard or poster sign.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Finding Jobs in Whatcom County 
    Learn about the local job market, where to find out about job openings and how to tap into “the hidden job market" when the Goodwill Job Training Center hosts a "Finding Jobs in Whatcom County" presentation from 3:30pm-5pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry is free. The event repeats from 3:30pm-5pm Thurs., June 6 at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St.
    Deming Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 4:00pm - 9:00pm MVHS Chorale Music Finale 
    Jesús Gomez directs a year-end Chorale Music Finale Concert highlighting the award-winning Mount Vernon High School music program at 4pm and 7pm concert at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are general admission and pay-what-you-wish and will be available the day of show only.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.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
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Vegan Trail Diet 
    Amanda Stewart shares tips on vegan backpacking as well as inspiring photos and stories at a "Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail on a Vegan Diet" presentation from 6:30pm-8pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. forest St. Stewart hiked the entire Pacific Crest Trail as a solo female, fueled by an all-vegan diet. Entry is free; please register in advance.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 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, June 4 8 events
  • All Day Summer Reading Challenge at VB 
    Pick up Summer Reading Challenge forms starting June 1 at Village Books locales in Bellingham (1200 11th St.) and Lynden (430 Front St.), then read as many as 10 books on your way along the path to receive prizes. If you're stumped for ideas about what to read, ask for help at the store.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • All Day Summer Reading Bingo Challenge 
    As part of a Summer Reading challenge, children, teens and adults can pick up a bingo card or download it online starting June 1 at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Prizes will be available for all age levels. Children in grades K-6 are encouraged to read a variety of things over the summer, inspired by suggestions on the card. Once the goal is met, come to the library to celebrate with a free book, mystery coupon from one of our Community Sponsors, and "Summer Reading Superstar Lives Here" yard or poster sign.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 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.
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Off the Shelf Book Club 
    Discuss Lisa Ko's The Leavers at an Off the Shelf Book Club meeting taking place from 1pm-2pm in Sudden Valley at the South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Alt Teen Reads Book Club 
    Students in grades 6-12 can attend an Alt Teen Reads Book Club meeting at 3pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Whether you like graphic novels, play scripts, fan fiction, or poetry, this book club is for you. Attendees will read books together as well as talk about any books they are reading on their own.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3637
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Cocktail Class 
    Attend a "Cocktail-Making Class: Gin" event from 7pm-9pm at northwater, 4260 Mitchell Way. Entry will be $44 per person and includes hands-on learning about four drinks and a small pour of each. You’ll also get to make a drink of your own and enjoy light bites. Please reserve a spot in advance, and be 21 or older.
    northwater :: (360) 698-6191
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Jazz Night 
    Enjoy the music of Nestico, Ellington, Miles Davis, Marvin Fisher, Count Basie, and more at a MVHS Jazz Night concert at 7pm in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. These jazz bands are part of the nationally-known Fine Arts department at Mount Vernon High School. Admission is by donation.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterward.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
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Wednesday, June 5 17 events
  • 12:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew kicks off the 30th Bard on the Beach season this week at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show in repertory with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • 10:00am Summer Reading Challenge at VB 
    Pick up Summer Reading Challenge forms starting June 1 at Village Books locales in Bellingham (1200 11th St.) and Lynden (430 Front St.), then read as many as 10 books on your way along the path to receive prizes. If you're stumped for ideas about what to read, ask for help at the store.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 10:00am Summer Reading Bingo Challenge 
    As part of a Summer Reading challenge, children, teens and adults can pick up a bingo card or download it online starting June 1 at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Prizes will be available for all age levels. Children in grades K-6 are encouraged to read a variety of things over the summer, inspired by suggestions on the card. Once the goal is met, come to the library to celebrate with a free book, mystery coupon from one of our Community Sponsors, and "Summer Reading Superstar Lives Here" yard or poster sign.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Bellingham Music Club Concert 
    Bellingham Music Club and Salish Sea Early Music Festival join forces to present a one hour-long program of canzonas—instrumental pieces from Italy inspired by French and Flemish songs—at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St., in Bellingham. A spring tea reception will follow the program. Entry is free.
    Trinity Lutheran Church :: http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm First Families of Lynden 
    Mary Michaelson, Curator at the Lynden Pioneer Museum, will share history about the Judson, Hawley, and Waples families and their contributions to the town at a "Fabulous First Families of Lynden" presentation from 1pm-2:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Entry is free.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 2:00pm - 6:00pm Wednesday Farmers Market 
    Bellingham Farmers Market's Wednesday Market opens today from 2pm-6pm in its new locale at the Barkley Village Green, 2215 Rimland Dr. The midweek market continues through September.
    Barkley Village Green :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Books and Tea 
    Join an Afternoon Books and Tea gathering from 2pm-3:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. A discussion, a warm cup of tea and a sweet treat will be part of the day's events. Contact the library for guest speaker details.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Readers Theatre 
    Students can join in on theater games, improv exercises and dramatic readings of their favorite stories at a Reader's Theatre gathering from 3pm-4:30pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Whether you like to act, write, draw or just play games with your friends, this club is for you. The fun repeats Wed., June 12.
    Ferndale Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Story Magic 
    As part of a Whatcom County Library System Summer Reading lineup, attend a "Story Magic" kickoff at 3pm at the Sumas Library, 461 2nd St. Storyteller and magician Michael E. will open the Story Box and have you telling stories about it all summer.
    Sumas Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market 
    The Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market takes place 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 - 5:30pm Cooking Lit Book Group 
    A monthly Cookbooks & Cooking Lit Book Group meets at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Today's focus of discussion will be on Aimee Trudeau and Emily Nielson's latest tome, Dirty Gourmet: Food for Your Outdoor Adventures.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Green Drinks 
    Network with likeminded environmentally aware citizens at the monthly Green Drinks gathering from 5pm-7pm at Ecotech Solar, 1331 Meador St. It's a great chance to hear about upcoming sustainability-oriented events and opportunities and try delicious local brews.
    Ecotech Solar :: http://www.re-sources.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Group Run 
    All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Brewers Cruise 
    "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" features liquid fare from Boundary Bay Brewery and two other local or regional breweries 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 - 9:00pm Chef's Choice 
    Robert Fong will play with asparagus, spring onions, greens, ginger, garlic, peppers, goji berries, Sichuan peppercorns, herbs, spices, special oils, and aromatic spirits to create yummy dishes featuring lamb, chicken, and fish at an improvisational "Chef's Choice" class from 6:30pm-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Fees are $55.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Cory Weeds Trio 
    Cory Weeds (saxophones), Joe Doria (organ), and Matt Jorgensen (drums) will perform at a Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center concert at 7pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets will be $5-$10 at the door.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Grand Finale Concert 
    Join the Skagit Valley College students in their Finale Concert featuring the Showcase Singers, Concert Choirs, and featuring John Rutter’s "Magnificat" at 7:30pm at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $5-$10.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
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Thursday, June 6 21 events
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew kicks off the 30th Bard on the Beach season this week at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show in repertory with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • 7:30pm An American Daughter 
    See Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter at 7:30pm Thursday through Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. The story follows health care expert Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes and what happens to her personal life after she's nominated for a presidential Cabinet post. Should she face an ugly Senate hearing, or decline the nomination? Tickets are $10-$17.
    Performing Arts Center Mainstage :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:30pm James and the Giant Peach 
    A musical version of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach continues this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M. Ave. Additional performances take place through June 30.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:30pm All in the Timing 
    Help raise funds for iDiOM Theater's summer 2019 Youth Acting Program by viewing extended performances of David Ives' All in the Timing at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The popular play is made up of six short comedies, with direction by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao. Tickets are $25 and will go to student scholarships.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.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
  • 1:30pm - 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
  • 3:00pm - 5:30pm Student Showcase 
    Creativity, research and innovation will be celebrated at the second annual "Student Showcase" taking place from 3pm-5:30pm at the Syre Student Center at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. More than 100 pieces of original student work will be presented in a variety of disciplines—including art, math, science, technology, engineering, humanities and world languages. There will also be TED Talk-style presentations, podcasts, improv and dance performances, engineering demonstrations, and a student publication display. Entry is free.
    Syre Student Center :: http://www.whatcom.edu
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Teen Library Council 
    Build your resume, meet new people and have fun by being part of a Teen Library Council meeting today from 3pm-4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. To join the dedicated group of teens who create and organize teen programs and assist with library events, download an application or ask for one at the front desk.
    Ferndale Library :: http://www.wcls.org/teens
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Finding Jobs in Whatcom County 
    Learn about the local job market, where to find out about job openings and how to tap into the "hidden job market" when the Goodwill Job Training Center hosts a "Finding Jobs in Whatcom County" presentation from 3:30pm-5pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Entry is free.
    Ferndale Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Handbags for Housing 
    Hundreds of handbags, a beauty bar, cocktail and wine vendors, local boutiques and retailers will showcase the power of local fashion and philanthropy at Lydia Place's seventh annual "Handbags for Housing" fundraiser from 5pm-9pm at the Barkley Village Green, 2215 Rimland Dr. Tickets are $30-$100. All proceeds benefit Lydia Place services and housing for local homeless families.
    Barkley Village Green :: http://www.handbagsforhousing.com
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm Poetry Writing Group 
    Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback and assist you with your writing goals at a Poetry Writing Group meeting from 5:30-7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The group is open to newcomers and drop-ins and meets the first and third Thursday of each month.
    Village Books :: (360) 671-2626
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Demystifying Hospice 
    Social worker and sociologist Karen J. Clayton shares ideas from her book, Demystifying Hospice: Inside the Stories of Patients and Caregivers, at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Entry is free.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Spring Clean with Raw and Healing Foods 
    Holistic health coach Sara Southerland leads a "Spring Clean with Raw & Healing Foods" class from 6:30pm-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Attendees can enjoy a green juice and superfood smoothie, cucumber avocado soup, zucchini pasta with creamy lemon cashew “Alfredo” sauce, and raw coconut bliss balls, and learn about sprouting greens and grains. Students will take home a Raw and Revitalized three-day Spring Clean Menu with recipes. Fees are $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Lit Lab 
    Don Wick will focus on "Playing with Limericks" at a monthly Back Room Lit Lab at 6:30pm at the Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce St. Suggested donation is $5 to take part.
    Conway Muse :: http://www.conwaymuse.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. There is teaching early in the evening, and no experience or partner is necessary as most dances are line or circle dances. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors can attend for free.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Vaudeville Variety Benefit Show 
    Members of the Flying Karamazov Brothers, the Bunion Sisters, and others will wow the audience at a Vaudeville Variety Benefit Show for the New Old Time Chautauqua at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Circus Guild's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. The vaudeville extravaganza will offer an evening of entertainment and delight for the whole family via juggling, acrobatics, aerial, dancing, magic, mime, live music, and more—and will feature locally and internationally-acclaimed talent. Tickets will be $10-$20 (sliding scale) at the door; funds will support the ensemble's upcoming tour of south-central Alaska.
  • 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 "Upfront Standup." Entry is $8 for the early show, $5 for the late one
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm - 11:30pm Alaska or bust 
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Breaking Bread 
    "Life in Wartime" will be the theme of a monthly Breaking Bread series at 7:30pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Julia Lafortune hosts, and as many as eight storytellers will share a personal story relating to the theme. Bread will be provided by Avenue Bread. Entry is $8-$10.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Night Beat 
    Bellingham Music Club and the Salish Sea Early Music Festival team up for a "Night Beat" performance at 7:30pm at the First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Attendees can hear early 17th century canzonas by Renaissance flutist Jeffrey Cohan, who will lead an ensemble including John Lenti (theorbo and Baroque guitar), Anna Marsh (Renaissance bassoon), and Shula Kleinerman, the premier NW expert on Renaissance violin. Tickets are $15-$25 (take a teen for free!).
    First Congregational Church :: http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
  • 8:30pm - 11:30pm Of books and covers 
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Friday, June 7 22 events
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew kicks off the 30th Bard on the Beach season this week at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show in repertory with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • 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.
  • 12:00pm Blast from the Past 
    Craft and food vendors, live music, a color run, old-time contests, art shows, motorcycle and car shows, a beer garden, a Saturday-night street dance and much more will be part of the annual "Blast from the Past" happening Friday through Sunday throughout downtown Sedro-Woolley. Entry is free.
    Sedro-Woolley :: http://www.sedro-woolley.com
  • All Day An American Daughter 
    See Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter at 7:30pm Thursday through Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. The story follows health care expert Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes and what happens to her personal life after she's nominated for a presidential Cabinet post. Should she face an ugly Senate hearing, or decline the nomination? Tickets are $10-$17.
    Performing Arts Center Mainstage :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • All Day James and the Giant Peach 
    A musical version of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach continues this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M. Ave. Additional performances take place through June 30.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:00pm Matilda the Musical 
    Meet an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her destiny when Matilda the Musical concludes this weekend with shows at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • 7:30pm Writer's Block, PainProv 
    Two writers will create a brand-new story while improvisers act it out on the spot at "Writer's Block" performances happening at 7:30pm Fridays and Saturdays through June at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, "PainProv" shows will test the players' comedic abilities and pain tolerance. Tickets are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day All in the Timing 
    Help raise funds for iDiOM Theater's summer 2019 Youth Acting Program by viewing extended performances of David Ives' All in the Timing at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The popular play is made up of six short comedies, with direction by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao. Tickets are $25 and will go to student scholarships.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:00pm Haynie Opry 
    Hillbilly rocker Nick Anthony will join Matt Audette and the Circle of Friends band as the guest artist at the first Haynie Opry concert of the season at 7pm Friday at Blaine's Haynie Grange, 3344 Haynie Rd. At 7pm Saturday, Al and Carol Linde will join the party. Admission is $10 (free or kids 12 and under). At 3pm Saturday, there will also be a gospel matinee for $5.
    Haynie Grange :: (360) 366-3321
  • 6:00pm Summer Art Walk 
    Anacortes Chamber of Commerce will host its Summer Art Walk from 6-9pm Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday in Old Town Anacortes. Dozens of merchants will feature paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photograph, music, treats and other creations. A new six-month art show called "Here Comes Summer" opens Friday at City Hall with 98221 artists.
  • 6:00pm Van Gogh for Youth 
    Get a sneak peek the artwork that will be up for bid in a June 20 "Van Gogh for the Youth" fundraiser for Growing Alliances at a preview showing from 6pm-9pm Friday, and 10am-4pm Saturday at Studio UFO, 301 W. Holly St. The Van Gogh-themed art on display was created by Trish Harding and other local artists.
  • 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 June at Bellingham's Marine Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
  • 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
  • 5:30pm - 8:00pm Food Truck Friday 
    Chow Gourmet Hot Dogs, Bare Bones Bar B Q, and Dazipop Cupcakes will be on site for the first Food Truck Friday of the season from 5:30pm-8pm at Ferndale's Star Park, 5477 Ferndale Rd. The event is part of the city's "Summer of Fun" lineup; additional food truck gatherings happen July 5, Aug. 2, and Sept. 6.
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Downtown Bellingham Art Walk 
    Allied Arts, Anmly, Aslan Brewing Co., Black Sheep, Boundary Bay Brewery, Cafe Velo, Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, Heady Virtual Reality, Make.Shift Gallery, Old School Tattoo, Phoebe Bird, Quicksilver Photo Lab, Redlight, Bay Street Studios, the Atomic Kitten featuring Gallery Pegasus, the Mount Bakery, the Reverie, Third Planet, Topaz Salon and Gallery, Uisce Irish Pub, Wandering Oaks, Waterfront Artists Collective, the Waterfront, and Western Washington University's Western Center will be among those opening their doors for the monthly Art Walk from 6pm-10pm in downtown Bellingham. Pick up maps at participating locales for a full roster of artists and venues.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Do the Art Walk shuffle 
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm As bare as you dare 
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Ballet Bellingham presents Alice in Wonderland 
    Find out what happens when a young girl tumbles down a rabbit hole when Ballet Bellingham presents a performance of the ballet Alice in Wonderland at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Artistic director Jessica Crook choreographed the show, which features local talent. Tickets are $15.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Cape Decision 
    Area author Mike Rostron reads from his new book of fiction, Cape Decision, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome is an entirely fictional tale realistically grounded in the geography and recent history of the Alaskan Panhandle, set in the roadless wilderness that is Southeast Alaska.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Ancient Voices 
    Cosmic throat singer Matthew Kocel presents "Ancient Voices" at 7:30pm at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theatre, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. With a wordless blend of throat singing, overtone chant and natural voice Kocel has tapped into a universal stream of music that feels deeply familiar yet new. Tickets are $25-$30.
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Bellingham Ukulele Orchestra 
    The 18-piece Bellingham Ukulele Orchestra will play music from classical to Celtic and far beyond at 7:30pm at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Entry is by donation.
  • 9:00pm - 11:00pm Brass Monkey Theater Club 
    "Life in Wartime" will be the theme of a Brass Monkey Theater Club show at 9pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. New plays will be read on the spot by a randomly-drawn cast; attendees can sign up to write or perform or simply nab a seat in the audience. Entry is $4-$5.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
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Saturday, June 8 43 events
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew kicks off the 30th Bard on the Beach season this week at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show in repertory with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • 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.
  • 11:00am Deming Logging Show 
    Events and exhibitions displaying the skills, tools and technology used in the logging industry will be part of the 56th annual Deming Logging Show starting at 11am Saturday and Sunday at the Deming Logging Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd. Entry is $4-$8 (free for kids under 6); proceeds go to busted-up loggers. Day parking is free.
    Deming Logging Show Grounds :: http://www.demingloggingshow.com
  • All Day Blast from the Past 
    Craft and food vendors, live music, a color run, old-time contests, art shows, motorcycle and car shows, a beer garden, a Saturday-night street dance and much more will be part of the annual "Blast from the Past" happening Friday through Sunday throughout downtown Sedro-Woolley. Entry is free.
    Sedro-Woolley :: http://www.sedro-woolley.com
  • 7:30pm Northwest Ballet Theater presents Swan Lake 
    Under the artistic direction of John Bishop, Northwest Ballet Theater presents the world's most beloved ballet, Swan Lake, at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tchaikovsky's iconic score, spectacular costuming and stage designs, mist-filled rows of swans and much more will make the performance one to remember. Tickets are $10-$35; additional showings happen June 15-16 at McIntyre Hall.
  • All Day An American Daughter 
    See Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter at 7:30pm Thursday through Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. The story follows health care expert Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes and what happens to her personal life after she's nominated for a presidential Cabinet post. Should she face an ugly Senate hearing, or decline the nomination? Tickets are $10-$17.
    Performing Arts Center Mainstage :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • All Day Matilda the Musical 
    Meet an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her destiny when Matilda the Musical concludes this weekend with shows at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • All Day James and the Giant Peach 
    A musical version of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach continues this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M. Ave. Additional performances take place through June 30.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 11:00am Whatcom Youth Pride 
    PFLAG Bellingham Whatcom will provide sandwiches, fruit, chips, cookies and drinks at an all-ages Community Pride Picnic happening from 11am-2pm Saturday at the Squalicum Creek Park Shelter, 1001 Squalicum Pkwy. At 10:30am Sunday, the inaugural Whatcom Youth Pride Parade begins at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. From 11am-2pm, attend a Pride Festival back at the school.
  • 7:30pm Writer's Block, PainProv 
    Two writers will create a brand-new story while improvisers act it out on the spot at "Writer's Block" performances happening at 7:30pm Fridays and Saturdays through June at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, "PainProv" shows will test the players' comedic abilities and pain tolerance. Tickets are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm All in the Timing 
    Help raise funds for iDiOM Theater's summer 2019 Youth Acting Program by viewing extended performances of David Ives' All in the Timing at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The popular play is made up of six short comedies, with direction by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao. Tickets are $25 and will go to student scholarships.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:00pm Haynie Opry 
    Hillbilly rocker Nick Anthony will join Matt Audette and the Circle of Friends band as the guest artist at the first Haynie Opry concert of the season at 7pm Friday at Blaine's Haynie Grange, 3344 Haynie Rd. At 7pm Saturday, Al and Carol Linde will join the party. Admission is $10 (free or kids 12 and under). At 3pm Saturday, there will also be a gospel matinee for $5.
    Haynie Grange :: (360) 366-3321
  • 6:00pm Summer Art Walk 
    Anacortes Chamber of Commerce will host its Summer Art Walk from 6-9pm Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday in Old Town Anacortes. Dozens of merchants will feature paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photograph, music, treats and other creations. A new six-month art show called "Here Comes Summer" opens Friday at City Hall with 98221 artists.
  • 6:00pm Van Gogh for Youth 
    Get a sneak peek the artwork that will be up for bid in a June 20 "Van Gogh for the Youth" fundraiser for Growing Alliances at a preview showing from 6pm-9pm Friday, and 10am-4pm Saturday at Studio UFO, 301 W. Holly St. The Van Gogh-themed art on display was created by Trish Harding and other local artists.
  • 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 - 3:00pm Twin Sisters Farmers Markets 
    Affordable, Whatcom County-grown produce can be procured at the Twin Sisters Farmers Market from 9am-3pm at the IGA parking lot on Nugent's Corner, and 10am-2pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. The markets continue Saturdays through October.
    North Fork Library :: http://www.twinsistersmarket.com
  • 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
  • 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 - 5:00pm Battle by the Border 
    Whatcom Disc Golf Club hosts a "Battle by the Border" Disc Golf Tourney from 9am-5pm at the Blaine Disc Golf Course at Lincoln Park, 1800 H St. This will be a non-sanctioned singles tournament with open and amateur divisions. Fees are $35-$50.
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Lummi Island Saturday Market 
    Vendors will offer fresh produce, local honey, gorgeous flowers, arts and crafts and more at the Lummi Island Saturday Market happening from 10am-1pm Saturdays through the summer in the field next to the Islander Grocery, 2106 S. Nugent Rd.
    (360) 758-2815
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Blaine Gardeners Market 
    Homegrown and handmade farm products, baked goods, arts and crafts and more can be found at the Blaine Gardeners Market from 10am-2pm Saturdays through October at the city's H Street Plaza.
    H Street Plaza :: (360) 332-6484
  • 10:00am - 11:30am Best Brewed Coffee 
    Coffee educator Hayley Forney leads a "Best Brewed Coffee" class from 10am-11:30am at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. She'll cover the basics of brewing filter coffee using a Chemex, as well as providing a general guide to best brewing practices. Entry is $20; coffee samples will be complemented by baked goodies.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Sumas Book Club 
    J.D. Robb's Naked in Death will be the focus of a Sumas Book Club meeting from 10am-11am at the Sumas Library, 461 2nd St.
    Sumas Library :: (360) 988-2501
  • 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 - 12:00pm Race Beneath the Sun 
    Join the Greater Bellingham Running Club for its 21st annual "Race Beneath the Sun" at 10am at Fairhaven Park, 107 Chuckanut Dr. Entry to the five-mile race is $5-$10; there will also be a free half-mile kids' race. Awards, random drawings and hearty treats will follow the race.
    Fairhaven Park :: http://www.gbrc.net
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Lynden Farmers Market 
    Local farmers and artisans will sell their edible and creative wares at the Lynden Farmers Market from 10am-2pm every Saturday through Sept. 28 at Centennial Park, 319 Grover St.
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Lynden Book Club 
    Discuss Ivan Doig's The Bartender's Tale at an Award-Winning Book Club meeting from 10:30am-12pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. All are welcome—even if you didn't finish the book.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm Hugelkultur Workshop 
    Sarah Wagstaff, owner of SUOT Farm and Flowers, leads a workshop on "Hugelkultur: Sustainable Gardening for the PNW" at 11am in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best. Hugelkultur is a proven German method of gardening that employs excess garden debris as fertilizer for future plants. Fees are $8; please register in advance.
    Christianson's Nursery :: http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm Summer Reading Kickoffs 
    "Drumming with Ray Soriano" will kick off Summer Reading programs for grades K-5 from 11am-12pm at the Deming Library (5044 Mt. Baker Hwy), and 2pm-3pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. From 1-2pm, Dan the Magic Man will celebrate with comedy and tricks at the Ferndale Library (2125 Main St.), and Wren and Della will bring circus-style entertainment to town from 2pm-3pm at the South Whatcom Library (10 Barn View Court).
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm Zombies versus Survivors 
    Black Drop Coffeehouse will host its 10th and final zombie-themed water balloon tag event, "Save Our City: Zombies Vs. Survivors," starting at 12pm at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Thousands of water balloons will be utilized as "zombies" and "survivors" make their way throughout downtown. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. Entry is free; register online.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.blackdropcoffeehouse.com
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm History Help 
    "Grandpa Worked for the Railroad" will be the focus of a Skagit Valley Genealogical Society presentation from 1pm-3pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. The free program will focus on accessing railroad company records, including pensions.
    Burlington Public Library :: (360) 755-0760
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Van Meet Up 
    Share spaces and knowledge and introduce others to van life at Van Meet Up taking place from 1pm-4pm at Freedom Vans, 3115 Mercer Ave. The event will also include a free taco bar and a live DJ. Entry is free.
    Freedom Vans :: http://www.freedomvans.co
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Material Men Speak 
    As part of the "Modern Quilts" exhibit at the Lightcatcher Building, attend a panel discussion, "Material Men Speak," at 3pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The panel of four Pacific Northwest quilters—Geoff Hamada, Scott Hansen, David Owen Hastings, and Matt Macomber—will discuss their work, quilting backstories, and the current state of the art. Entry is included with admission.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 3:00pm - 9:30pm The Choir of the Salish Sea 
    The Choir of the Salish Sea presents its inaugural concert, "Innocent," at performances at 3pm and 7:30pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. The shows by the new men's choir will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Olympic Pipeline explosion in Whatcom Falls Park that killed Wade King, Steven Tsiorvas, and Liam Wood via songs of exuberance, remembrance and resolve. Tickets are $5-$20.
    Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship :: (406) 858-0142
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm A Girl's Guide to the Wild 
    Geologist, author and environmental advocate Ruby McConnell shares A Girl's Guide to the Wild: Be an Adventure-Seeking Outdoor Explorer at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. This handbook covers everything you need to get outside, including ideas for what to do, camping and hiking basics, body stuff in the wilderness, advanced skills like maps, weather, and first aid, as well as recipes, projects, activities, and profiles of inspiring outdoorswomen.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm BBQ, Beats & Brews 
    Dine on ribs, mac and cheese, baked beans, coleslaw, cornbread and strawberry shortcake at a "BBQ, Beats & Brew" benefit starting with happy hour at 5pm at the Ferndale Senior Center, 1999 Cherry St. Following dinner, stick around for a concert of popular songs of the 20th century with the Washboard Quintet. Entry is $15 for dinner, $25 for both dinner and the concert, or $15 for the concert only.
    Ferndale Senior Center :: http://www.ferndaleseniorcenter.org
  • 5:00pm - 10:00pm MoNA Art Auction 
    The Museum of Northwest Art's (MoNA) 27th annual Art Auction takes place from 5pm-10pm under a big tent next to the La Conner locale at 121 First St. Works by artists from near and far will be up for auction as you dine, sip and mingle with collectors, artists and friends. Tickets are $150; proceeds help support MoNA's mission to connect people the art, diverse cultures and environments of the Pacific Northwest.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Brewers by the Bay 
    Sample more than 80 craft microbrews from approximately 40 breweries at Bellingham Bay Rotary's 13th annual "Brewers by the Bay" from 6pm-10pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate and include tasting scripts, a keepsake glass and live music. Proceeds benefit family-focused charities in Whatcom County.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghambayrotary.com
  • 7:00pm - 11:30pm From actress to author 
  • 7:30pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance and Potluck 
    Northern Contraband will provide live tunes and Judy Zeidel will do the calling when the Bellingham Country Dance Society hosts a Contra Dance from 7:30pm-10:30pm in Everson at the Glen Echo Community Club, 7694 Goodwin Rd. Suggested donation is $7 for students, $10-$15 general. Bring sweet or savory finger foods to share.
    Glen Echo Community Club :: http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
  • 7:30pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance and Potluck 
    Northern Contraband will provide live tunes and Judy Zeidel will do the calling when the Bellingham Country Dance Society hosts a Contra Dance from 7:30pm-10:30pm in Everson at the Glen Echo Community Club, 7694 Goodwin Rd. Suggested donation is $7 for students, $10-$15 general. Bring sweet or savory finger foods to share.
    Glen Echo Community Club :: http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
  • 9:00pm - 10:00pm Cliff's Edge with Meg Tilly 
    Celebrated actor and author Meg Tilly returns to Bellingham to read from the second book in her Solace Island series, Cliff's Edge, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In the novel, relationship-weary Eve Harris is looking forward to a quiet week alone. But when handsome movie star Rhys Thomas unexpectedly shows up on her doorstep, sparks fly. Unbeknownst to Eve, as she basks in the glow of this new love a terrifying darkness is stalking ever-closer.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
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