Week of June 16, 2019

Sunday, June 16 14 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 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 Dancing for Joy's Chapters 
    Dancing for Joy presents performances of "Chapters" at 1pm and 6:30pm Saturday, and 6:30pm Sunday and Monday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The production will showcase scenes from popular stories such as Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Where the Wild Things Are, and more. Tickets are $15-$18.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 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.
  • 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 in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. 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 $15-$40.
  • 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 Nunsense 
    Watch what happens when 52 nuns are poisoned and the Little Sisters of Hoboken decide to raise funds for the burials by putting on a variety show when Dan Goggin's Nunsense opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14 to view the comedy. Additional performances happen through June 30.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 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 8am-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
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Father's Day Car Show 
    View more than 200 classic and modified cars and trucks at a Father's Day Car Show happening from 9am-3pm at Whatcom County's BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Admission is free for spectators, and there will be live music by the Prozac Mountain Boys, an awards ceremony, spirits sampling (for adults) and more. Breakfast and a barbecue lunch will be offered.
    BelleWood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Langar in Lynden 
    All are welcome at a Langar event from 11am-2pm in Lynden at Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara, 176 E. Pole Rd. Langar is the sacred community free kitchen of the Sikh people and every temple serves delicious vegetarian food-which they invite the general public to come eat. The largest free kitchen in the world is Langar at Darbar Sahib, Amritsar India, where they serve 100,000 people a day every weekend, and 50,000 a day on weekdays.
    Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara :: (360) 398-1184
  • 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
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm La Conner Live! 
    Clearbrook Fabulous Dixieland Band will perform as part of a "La Conner Live!" summer concert series from 1pm-4pm at the town's Gilkey Square. Free concerts continue Sundays through Labor Day weekend.
    Gilkey Square :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
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Monday, June 17 9 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 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).
  • 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.
  • 1:00pm Dancing for Joy's Chapters 
    Dancing for Joy presents performances of "Chapters" at 1pm and 6:30pm Saturday, and 6:30pm Sunday and Monday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The production will showcase scenes from popular stories such as Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Where the Wild Things Are, and more. Tickets are $15-$18.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Jam and Can Class 
    Learn how to make two different strawberry jam variations at a beginning "Jam and Can" class from 6pm-8pm at the Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N. Attendees can learn the basics of canning high-acid foods and take home a jar of jam. Entry is $20; please RSVP.
    Chuckanut Center :: http://www.chuckanutcenter.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of the weekly Poetrynight can sign up starting at 6:30pm at the Alternative Library, 519 E. Maple St. Readings begin at 7pm. Entry to the all-ages event is by donation.
    Alternative Library :: http://www.blog.poetrynight.org
  • 8:00pm - 10:30pm Moon Walk 
    Area women are invited to join Wild Whatcom for a "Ladies Night Out: Moon of the Salmon's Return" outing from 8pm-10:30pm in Whatcom County (locale will be revealed when you register). Suggested donation is $12.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wildwhatcom.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 18 9 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 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.
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Cook It and Book It 
    Students in grades 4-7 can meet up for cooking and book-related fun at a monthly "Cook It and Book It" gathering from 3:30pm-5pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. If whipping up something tasty to eat and talking about books interests your kids, have them check it out.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 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
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Artist Workshop 
    Watch artist Neal Cronic paint with acrylics and oil at a low-key Artist Workshop from 6pm-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., June 25.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Bee Informed 
    Celebrate National Pollinators' Week at a "Bee Informed" presentation by Timothy Lawrence, PhD, at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. He'll discuss the importance of bees, why they are at risk, and what you can do to help them. Entry is free.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Food Preservation Series 
    Learn how to safely can, freeze, dehydrate, and ferment your favorite foods to increase nutrition throughout the year at a Food Preservation Series with Jennie Goforth starting tonight with "Water Bath Canning" from 6:30pm-8pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Additional classes happen June 25 (Pressure Canning), July 2 (Pickling and Fermentation), and July 9 (Freezing, Drying, and Root Cellaring). Entry is $29 per class or $99 for the series.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Books on Tap 
    Deming Library staff lead a "Books on Tap" gathering focused on Souad Mekhennet's I Was Told to Come Alone at 7pm at Josh Vanderyacht Memorial Park, 4106 Valley Hwy.
    Josh VanderYacht Memorial Park :: (360) 592-2422
  • 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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TODAY 12 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 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).
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm Smart Business Leadership Series 
    Mark Peterson of Sustainable Connections, Amanda Grelock and Melissa Elkins of the Community Food Co-op, and Tyson Romanick of Saturna Capital will speak at the first Smart Business Leadership series at 11:30am at the Co-op's Connections Classroom, 405 E. Holly St. "The Value of People, Planet, Profit AND Purpose" will be the topic of discussion at the free events. Please register in advance.
    Connections Classroom :: ww.sustainableconnections.org
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Wellness Wednesdays 
    The Mount Vernon Downtown Association hosts its third "Wellness Wednesdays" event at 12pm at the Skagit Riverwalk Plaza. "Yoga With Judy" will be the lunch-hour workout. The month-long series concludes June 26 with the Riverside Health Club. Bring your yoga mat, running shoes, water and a friend.
  • 2:00pm - 6:00pm Wednesday Farmers Market 
    Attend the Bellingham Farmers Market's Wednesday Market from 2pm-6pm at the Barkley Village Green, 2215 Rimland Dr. The midweek market continues through September.
    Barkley Village Green :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm Ferndale Book Group 
    Social class distinctions about overcoming cultural discrimination and about standing up for oneself will be topics of a Ferndale Book Group discussion focused on Jonathan Evison's Lawn Boy from 2:30pm-4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St.
    Ferndale 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
  • 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 Creekside Open Mic 
    Sign up to read your poetry and prose or play music—or simply listen in—at a Creekside Open Mic starting at 6:30pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court, Gate 2. Entry to the monthly event is free.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 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 - 8:30pm Bellingham Mayoral Forum 
    The Downtown Bellingham Partnership will host a Mayoral Forum at 6:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. April Barker, Seth Fleetwood, Garrett O'Brien, and Pinky Vargas will share their platforms and viewpoints on downtown Bellingham—from continuing the positive changes happening in the district to their plans to address challenges related to economic development, social issues and housing. Have a question you'd love the candidates to answer? Simply submit it advance using an online form.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: ww.downtownbellingham.com/mayoralforum
  • 6:30pm - 9:30pm Calypso Kitchen 
    Sarah Chan leads a "Calypso Kitchen: Caribbean Creole Home Cooking" course from 6:30pm-9:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. The night's menu will include accra (salted-cod fritters) and mango sauce; green banana salad; oxtail stew; and coconut red beans and rice. Fees are $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Marina Albero and Jeff Johnson 
    Barcelona-born pianist Marina Albero and bassist Jeff Johnson will join forces for a Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center concert at 7pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Entry will be $5-$10 at the door.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
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Thursday, June 20 21 events
  • 4:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew kicks off the 30th Bard on the Beach season 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 Community Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 7:30pm Nunsense 
    Watch what happens when 52 nuns are poisoned and the Little Sisters of Hoboken decide to raise funds for the burials by putting on a variety show when Dan Goggin's Nunsense continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14 to view the comedy. Additional performances happen through June 30.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 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
  • 7:00pm Stepsisters, a Dance Story 
    Bellingham Dance Company presents Stepsisters: A Dance Story at 7pm Thursday and Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The tale about Cinderella's supposedly evil stepsisters will be told using only cultural and social dancing (waltz, foxtrot, cha cha, swing and more). Tickets are $12-$15.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm Briseis 
    Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao's Briseis opens iDiOM Theater's Summer Rep with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the amphitheater at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Through Aug. 31, the quirky black comedy telling the story of the last days of the Trojan War through the eyes of a captive war bride will play with Sophocles' Ajax, Aristophanes' The Birds, a new telling of Homer's Odyssey, and An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'hare. Entry to the three outdoor shows is free.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm High Tea Fundraiser 
    Join the Hattie Strother Chapter #1514 of Washington State Questers at a High Tea starting at 11am in Sedro-Woolley at Willowbrook Manor, 27420 Minkler Rd. Entry is $30; funds raised will go to replacing the dry rot on the porch of the Pickett House in Bellingham. Call the number below for registration details.
    Willowbrook Manor :: (360) 293-1082
  • 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 - 5:00pm Dig Deep 
    Share growing tips and get your gardening questions answered at a "Dig Deep" event from 3pm-5pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Participants plan, plant and harvest the library garden monthly through September. No experience is necessary; tools and gloves will be provided.
    Deming Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Blues and Brews 
    A seasonal "Blues, Brews & BBQ" series continues with music by Chicago's Low Down Brass Band from 5pm-9pm on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. The open-air concerts continue Thursdays through Sept. 12. Admission is $7-$10.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.hotelbellwether.com
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Blues and Brews 
    A seasonal "Blues, Brews & BBQ" series continues with music by Chicago's Low Down Brass Band from 5pm-9pm on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. The open-air concerts continue Thursdays through Sept. 12. Admission is $7-$10.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.hotelbellwether.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Ales & Sails 
    Staff from Chuckanut Brewery will share their liquid libations at an "Ales & Sails" excursion aboard the Schooner Zodiac leaving at 6pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Guests can mingle with brewery reps and learn about the brewing process, the inspiration behind each recipe and the different styles of beer. Entry is $69 and includes beer tastings and dinner. Additional outings with different breweries happen July 18, Aug. 1, Aug. 8, and Sept. 5.
    Bellingham Bay :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Van Gogh for the Youth 
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Van Gogh for the Youth 
    Garden of Life, Studio UFO, and Growing Alliances team up for a "Van Gogh for the Youth: A Night Under the Stars" fundraiser from 6pm-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Live bidding on Van Gogh-themed art created by Studio UFO members, classical music and more will be part of the evening's events. Seventy percent of the art sales will go to Growing Alliances—which provides youth professional development training and gardening skills to foster responsibility and independence—and 30 percent to the artists. Entry is free; please RSVP. Food and drink will be available for purchase.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.eventbrite.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm The Song Wranglers 
    Southwest blues and country covers will be on the lineup when the Song Wranglers perform from 6pm-8pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry to the all-ages show is free.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Building a Secure Water Future 
    Skagit PUD presents "Building a Secure Water Future" at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Water supply, environmental stewardship and the innovation that goes into keeping your water flowing will be topics of discussion. Entry is free.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Varelse 
    Nyckelharpa, fiddle, six-string guitar and various hand percussion instruments come together to create a groove and sound that is simultaneously old and new when the folk fusion band known as Varelse perform at 7pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Entry will be $15 at the door.
    YWCA Ballroom :: http://www.varelsemusic.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Chuckanut Radio Hour 
    As the kickoff to the Chuckanut Writers Conference, Terry Brooks reads from The Stiehl Assassin (Fall of Shannara #3) as the featured author at the live taping of the Chuckanut Radio Hour at 7pm at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Live music, performance poet Kevin Murphy, serial radio comedy and more will be part of the monthly event. Tickets are $5 (free with a purchase of the book).
    Whatcom Community College :: 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 Good Time Girls Season Kickoff Party 
    Attend a Good Time Girls Season Kickoff Party at 7pm at the Mountain Room at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1103 Railroad Ave. View episode two of Bellingham Cribs (featuring Wren of the Good Time Girls), play History Bingo, win prizes and more. Tickets are $13-$15.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: ww.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 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." Entry is $8 for the early show, $5 for the late one.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
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Friday, June 21 23 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 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).
  • All Day Community Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.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 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
  • All Day Nunsense 
    Watch what happens when 52 nuns are poisoned and the Little Sisters of Hoboken decide to raise funds for the burials by putting on a variety show when Dan Goggin's Nunsense continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14 to view the comedy. Additional performances happen through June 30.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • All Day Stepsisters, a Dance Story 
    Bellingham Dance Company presents Stepsisters: A Dance Story at 7pm Thursday and Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The tale about Cinderella's supposedly evil stepsisters will be told using only cultural and social dancing (waltz, foxtrot, cha cha, swing and more). Tickets are $12-$15.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:00pm The Dance Studio presents Rubies 
    The Dance Studio celebrates its 40th anniversary with "Rubies" performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tiny tots, tweens, teens and adults will perform to songs from each previous production by the Dance Studio from 1979 to today. This creative spectacle of dance featuring tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop musical theater and adagio brings to life songs stretching over the last four decades. Tickets are $5-$15.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:00pm On Trend Dance Show 
    Skagit Valley Academy of Dance presents "On Trend" performances at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The show will include contemporary dance styles from ballet to hip-hop. Tickets are $20-$35.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.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
  • 5:30pm Keys for Kids 
    Dueling pianos and outstanding food and drink will be part of a "Keys for Kids" fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County starting at 5:30pm Friday and Saturday in Burlington at Stepping Stones Garden, 17503 Cook Rd. A silent auction, games and activities will be available during social hour, followed by a gourmet dinner. Then prepare for a raucous time of laughter, dance, and singing along to a variety of classic and contemporary favorites as the piano masters duel it out. Tickets are $75.
    Stepping Stones Garden :: http://www.skagitclubs.org
  • All Day Briseis 
    Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao's Briseis opens iDiOM Theater's Summer Rep with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the amphitheater at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Through Aug. 31, the quirky black comedy telling the story of the last days of the Trojan War through the eyes of a captive war bride will play with Sophocles' Ajax, Aristophanes' The Birds, a new telling of Homer's Odyssey, and An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'hare. Entry to the three outdoor shows is free.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 10:00am Chuckanut Writers Conference 
    The ninth annual Chuckanut Writers Conference takes place Friday and Saturday at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg St. This craft-focused, cross-genre symposium is designed to inspire writers of all experience levels through breakout sessions and panel discussions led by talented authors, meetings with respected literary agents, as well as author readings and book signings. Go online to see the full lineup of faculty—including Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna, novelist Nancy Pearl, poets Jane Wong and Anastacia-Renee, novelist Laurie Frankel, essayist Lyanda Lynn Haupt, memoirist Kate Carroll de Gutes, Garth Stein, and more. Conference registration is $285.
    Whatcom Community College :: http://www.chuckanutwritersconference.com
  • 10:00am Summer Bazaar Craft Sale 
    Handmade art, jewelry, crafts, indoor and outdoor decor and more can be perused and purchased at a Summer Bazaar Craft Sale taking place from 10am-4pm Friday and Saturday at the Cedar Grove Park clubhouse, 4915 Samish Way.
    Cedar Grove Park clubhouse :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 8:30am - 2:30pm The Present Sense 
    Children ages 5-8 can get signed up for a mindful sensory class, the Present Sense, from 8:30am-9:30am or 1:30pm-2:30pm at Make.Shift Art Space, 306 Flora St. Each class will be focused on a different topic—whether it be in the arts, music, dance, meditation tips or getting to know our emotions. Fees are $15 for drop-ins, $80 for six classes, or $42 for three classes.
    Make.Shift Art Space :: thepresentsensesr@gmail.com
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30am-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.
  • 12:00pm - 9:00pm Orcas Island Bicycle Tour 
    Join Shifting Gears for an Orcas Island Bicycle Tour happening from Friday through Sunday. Entry is $299 to the three-day, two-night adventure including hiking or biking Mt Constitution, alpine lake swimming, lunch in Eastsound, camping and soaking tubs at Doe Bay Resort, and local wine and beer. Accommodations and meals are included.
  • 2:00pm - 6:00pm Ferndale Farmers Market 
    Find fare from local farmers and artisans at the Ferndale Farmers Market from 2pm-6pm Fridays through Oct. 11 at a new locale next to the Grocery Outlet, 1750 LaBounty Dr.
  • 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 - 9:00pm The Double Trouble Band 
    "Friday Night Shindigs" kick off with music by the Double Trouble Band from 5pm-9pm in Blaine at the Semiahmoo Marina, 9540 Semiahmoo Marina Pkwy. Cicchitti's pizza truck will be on site at the event, which will continue every other week through Aug. 20. Entry is free.
    Semiahmoo Marina :: http://www.semiahmoomarina.com
  • 5:00pm - 11:00pm Hot Sauce and Salsa Festival 
    Spice up your solstice by attending a "Bright Night Market: Hot Sauce and Salsa Festival" from 5pm-11pm at the Aslan Depot, 1322 N. State St. In addition to the local hot sauce and salsa vendors who will be in attendance—including HOSA, El Fuego, RADs, San Juan Salsa, Mad Cat Salsa, and Haxn Hot Sauce—there will be fare from Paellaworks, live music by the Bilongo Quintet, and salsa-dancing lessons in the beer garden. Come drink a speciality chili-infused beer, eat fresh paella, sample the best local sauces and dance away the longest night of the year.
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Salmon Dinner Sail 
    Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food when the three-hour "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" continues 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 July 5 and 26, Aug. 2, 9 and 30, and Sept. 13.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Family Story Night 
    Bellingham Storyteller's Guild members will lead an hour of coaching and an introduction to the craft at 6pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. At 7pm, Family Story Night will commence. The free events are appropriate for ages 6 to adult.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Longest Day 10K 
    Salish Wealth Management hosts the "Longest Day 10K" at 7pm starting at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. The race for runner and walkers of all levels will wend through the streets, trails and waterfront of Bellingham. Entry is $30; $10 will be donated to Teach One to Lead One Whatcom County, a community mentoring program reaching at-risk kids.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.bit.ly/LongestDay10K
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  • 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 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).
  • All Day Community Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.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.
  • 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
  • All Day Nunsense 
    Watch what happens when 52 nuns are poisoned and the Little Sisters of Hoboken decide to raise funds for the burials by putting on a variety show when Dan Goggin's Nunsense continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14 to view the comedy. Additional performances happen through June 30.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • All Day The Dance Studio presents Rubies 
    The Dance Studio celebrates its 40th anniversary with "Rubies" performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tiny tots, tweens, teens and adults will perform to songs from each previous production by the Dance Studio from 1979 to today. This creative spectacle of dance featuring tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop musical theater and adagio brings to life songs stretching over the last four decades. Tickets are $5-$15.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • All Day Stepsisters, a Dance Story 
    Bellingham Dance Company presents Stepsisters: A Dance Story at 7pm Thursday and Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The tale about Cinderella's supposedly evil stepsisters will be told using only cultural and social dancing (waltz, foxtrot, cha cha, swing and more). Tickets are $12-$15.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • All Day On Trend Dance Show 
    Skagit Valley Academy of Dance presents "On Trend" performances at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The show will include contemporary dance styles from ballet to hip-hop. Tickets are $20-$35.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.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
  • 5:30pm Keys for Kids 
    Dueling pianos and outstanding food and drink will be part of a "Keys for Kids" fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County starting at 5:30pm Friday and Saturday in Burlington at Stepping Stones Garden, 17503 Cook Rd. A silent auction, games and activities will be available during social hour, followed by a gourmet dinner. Then prepare for a raucous time of laughter, dance, and singing along to a variety of classic and contemporary favorites as the piano masters duel it out. Tickets are $75.
    Stepping Stones Garden :: http://www.skagitclubs.org
  • 7:30pm Briseis 
    Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao's Briseis opens iDiOM Theater's Summer Rep with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the amphitheater at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Through Aug. 31, the quirky black comedy telling the story of the last days of the Trojan War through the eyes of a captive war bride will play with Sophocles' Ajax, Aristophanes' The Birds, a new telling of Homer's Odyssey, and An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'hare. Entry to the three outdoor shows is free.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 10:00am Chuckanut Writers Conference 
    The ninth annual Chuckanut Writers Conference takes place Friday and Saturday at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg St. This craft-focused, cross-genre symposium is designed to inspire writers of all experience levels through breakout sessions and panel discussions led by talented authors, meetings with respected literary agents, as well as author readings and book signings. Go online to see the full lineup of faculty—including Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna, novelist Nancy Pearl, poets Jane Wong and Anastacia-Renee, novelist Laurie Frankel, essayist Lyanda Lynn Haupt, memoirist Kate Carroll de Gutes, Garth Stein, and more. Conference registration is $285.
    Whatcom Community College :: http://www.chuckanutwritersconference.com
  • 10:00am Summer Bazaar Craft Sale 
    Handmade art, jewelry, crafts, indoor and outdoor decor and more can be perused and purchased at a Summer Bazaar Craft Sale taking place from 10am-4pm Friday and Saturday at the Cedar Grove Park clubhouse, 4915 Samish Way.
    Cedar Grove Park clubhouse :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 8:00am - 1:00pm Padden Triathlon 
    The annual Padden Triathlon begins at 8am at Lake Padden Park, 4882 Samish Way. The annual event features swimming, biking and running, and celebrates accomplishment, competition and community. Entry is $100.
    Lake Padden Park :: http://www.cob.org
  • 8:00am - 10:00am Pancake Breakfast 
    All are welcome at a Pancake Breakfast happening from 8am-10am at Ferndale's American Legion Post #154, 5537 2nd Ave. Entry is $3 for kids 12 and under, and $6 for adults and includes pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, sausage or ham, and hash browns.
    American Legion Post #154 :: (360) 201-1109
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm A Rosy Day Out Rose Festival 
    Authors and garden experts from around the Pacific Northwest will be on hand to offer gardeners information about the hottest trends in rose care at the 16th annual Rose Festival, "A Rosy Day Out," from 9am-4pm in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Additionally, the Tri-Valley Rose Society is hosting its Rose Display in the Schoolhouse and is extending an invitation to amateurs and experts alike to submit their roses to be voted on.
    Christianson's Nursery :: http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
  • 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.
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Green Home Tour 
    Get an up-close look at the latest in environmental building solutions that embody the region's aesthetic at during the 17th annual Green Home Tour happening from 10am-5pm at seven homes throughout Whatcom County that reach for new heights in innovate sustainable building practices, and offer solutions and ideas to fit a variety of needs. Tickets are $10 to the self-guided tour.
  • 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.
  • 10:00am - 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 - 4:00pm Fun Fly Kite Day 
    All levels of experience and ages are invited to the inaugural "Fun Fly" Kite Day from 10am-4pm at Blaine's Marine Park, 272 Marine Dr. There will be members from kiting clubs around the Pacific Northwest and Canada who will show off their skills and flying artwork, as well as assist novice flyers to get their kites flying high. Entry is free.
  • 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 - 12:00pm Cemetery Tours 
    The Lynden Pioneer Museum presents "A Walk Back in Time" tour from 11am-12pm at the Lynden Cemetery, 1975 Front St. Tour guides will explore the history of the city, burial practices and symbology used on many headstones. Entry is free; additional tours happen Saturdays through Sept. 28.
    Lynden Cemetery :: (360) 354-3675
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm A Novel Affair with Robert Dugoni 
    Help raise funds for a new La Conner Library and Community Resource Center at "A Novel Affair" event happening from 11am-2pm at Maple Hall, 104 Commercial St. The featured speaker will be Seattle-based author Robert Dugoni, a bestselling mystery and crime writer. Entry is $40; includes lunch and entry to an auction.
  • 1:00pm - 11:00pm Show me the light 
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Backyard Chickens 
    If you're interested having instant access to farm-fresh eggs, Dalia Monterroso, ambassador for Scratch and Peck Feeds and creator of the popular YouTube Channel "Welcome to Chickenlandia," will lead a free "Backyard Chickens" class from 3pm-4:30pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Learn how to select the necessary supplies, provide the proper nutrition and natural care, and avoid predators, large and small.
    Everson Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Nooksack River Walk 
    Learn about local salmon species, discover native plants and find aquatic insects at the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association's Nooksack River Walk starting at 3pm in Glacier at the Horseshoe Bend Trailhead. The free, all-ages educational excursions will be led by Nooksack River Steward naturalists Saturdays through Sept. 21.
    Horseshoe Bend Trailhead :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 5:00pm - 8:30pm Africa Making Huge Strides 
    Emerging, established and local designers will promote African culture and celebrate African heritage through fashion and art at an "Africa Making Huge Strides" event from 5pm-8:30pm at the YWCA, 1026 N. Forest St. Entry is $30-$60 and includes African dance and drum, the fashion show, performers, food and more.
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Bellingham Roller Betties Semifinal Bout 
    The Bellingham Roller Betties host the semifinal bout of season 12 at 5pm at the Whatcom Community College Pavilion, 237 West Kellogg Rd.The doubleheader includes two bouts. The first bout will feature the visiting team, the No Drama Llamas, against the BRB home team the F.L.A.S.H. The second bout is the Season 12 Semi-Final bout between the Cog Blockers and Tough Love. Tickets are $5.50-$13.
    Whatcom Community College Pavilion :: http://www.bellinghamrollerbetties.com/tickets
  • 5:00pm - 10:00pm Saturday Night Lights 
    Celebrate the 21st anniversary of the cult hit The Big Lebowski at the ninth annual "Dudestock" starting at 7pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Prizes will be awarded for best costume in several categories, including a chance to win a comfy couch seat in the theatre for the show—which starts at 8pm. Come in your bathrobe if you like! Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 on the day of the show.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Seaside BBQ 
    Enjoy the ultimate beach barbecue experience at a "Seaside BBQ" series from 5:30-8:30pm Saturdays 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
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm An Evening of Belly Dance 
    Area performers will join forces for "An Evening of Belly Dance" at 7pm at the Firehouse Arts & Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $15 to experience captivating music and world-class dancing.
    Firehouse Arts & Events Center :: http://www.bellydance.brownpapertickets.com
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