Week of June 30, 2019

Sunday, June 30 18 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 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 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 concludes 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. Please note that shows have been selling out, so advance purchase is recommended.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.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
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm Skagit Symphony Garden Tour 
    "Gardens of Note," the annual Skagit Symphony garden tour, takes place from 10am-4pm at six private gardens in La Conner and Mount Vernon. Entry to the self-guided tour is $25; tickets can be purchased in advance at a variety of venues.
    La Conner and Mount Vernon :: http://www.skagitsymphony.com
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Birchwood Farmers Market 
    More than 10 local growers and producers will sell fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey, flowers and more at the cooperative Birchwood Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Sunday through October at the Park Manor Shopping Center, 1538 Birchwood Ave.
    Park Manor Shopping Center :: http://www.citysproutsfarm.com/market
  • 11:00am - 4:00pm Summer on the Farm 
    Local farms and artisans from the area will be highlighted at an inaugural "Summer on the Farm" event from 11am-4pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. The hyper-local outdoor market will include raffle and door prizes and the best of summer's bounty. Entry is free.
    BelleWood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm Water Sports Festival 
    A free, all-ages Water Sports Festival takes place from 11am-3pm in Anacortes at the Seafarers' Memorial Park Building, 100 Commercial Ave. Events focusing on boating safety for kids, videos from "America's Boating Channel" on boat operation, demos and more will be part of the day's activities. Boaters who cruise, day trip, kayak, canoe, paddle board, fish or hunt on salt water, lakes and rivers will benefit by stopping by and becoming a better boater.
    Seafarers' Memorial Park Building :: http://www.skagitsquadron.org
  • 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
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm K2K Race 
    Choose from a one-mile or 5K race at the fifth annual K2K Race starting at 12pm at K2 (1538 Kentucky St.) and ending at Kulshan Brewing (2238 James St.). After the race, enjoy live music, an awards ceremony, food trucks, a costume contest, a beer garden and more. Fees are $20-$25.
    Kulshan Brewing :: http://www.kulshanbrewing.com
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm La Conner Live! 
    The Fantasy 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
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Once Upon a Shakespearean Tale 
    Shakespeare Northwest presents a free showing of Once Upon a Shakespearean Tale at 2pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. The show focuses on what would've happened if William Shakespeare had written children's stories, featuring three fairy tales from around the world combined with some of the Bard's finest plays—resulting in a fun collection of clever cautionary tales, original fables, and remastered nursery rhymes.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.facebook.com/shakesnw
  • 8:00pm - 11:00pm Sinful Summer Sunday 
    The Provocateurs present "Sinful Summer Sunday" at 9pm at the Wild Buffalo House of Music, 208 W. Holly St. Expect a variety of acts from the troupe and special guests, ranging from cabaret and burlesque to acrobatics and aerials, belly dancing, lounge singing, standup comedy, and drag queens and drag kings. The Provocateurs hold a safe place for everyone to dance and feel happy and sexy about themselves and with others, so join the fun. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door.
    Wild Buffalo :: http://www.wildbuffalo.net
  • 9:00pm - 11:00pm Dance like everybody's watching 
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Monday, July 1 12 events
  • 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 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 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
  • 5:30pm Camp Cooking 
    Learn how to prepare food for your next adventure at a hands-on "Cooking with a Dutch Oven" class happening from 5:30-7:30m Monday at REI, 400 36th St. From 5:30-7:30pm Tuesday, sign up for a "Backpacking Cooking" workshop. Fees for each class are $30-$50 and include all the equipment and ingredients. Come hungry.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.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.
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Find Waldo 
    Kids, parents and Waldo-lovers of all ages can take part in the annual "Find Waldo" event happening through July in historic Fairhaven, and in Lynden. Starting July 1, pick up a "Find Waldo" passport at any of the 25 participating businesses to start your search. Once you've found the six-inch cardboard Waldo hidden within each shop, ask a shop employee to stamp your passport. Bring your stamped passport to Village Books, and passports with at least 10 store stamps will receive a Waldo button (while supplies last). Passports with at least 20 store stamps are eligible to be entered in a drawing for various Waldo books and products. July 31 parties at both venues will wrap up the fun.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Kids Can Cook, Farm to Table Edition 
    Youth ages 10-14 can take part in a "Farm to Table: Salad, Salsa, Dressing" class with Ross Duncan from 11am-1pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Students will experience the textures and flavors of summer, and work on basic knife skills along the way. Fees are $35.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 4:30pm - 7:00pm Plant Diagnostic Clinics 
    Local Master Gardeners will be on hand for Plant Diagnostic Clinics from 4:30pm-7pm Mondays through July 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
  • 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
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm General Literature Book Group 
    Discuss George Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo at a General Literature Book Group meeting at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In the tome, Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. All are welcome; authors do not attend.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 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, July 2 11 events
  • 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 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 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
  • 5:30pm Camp Cooking 
    Learn how to prepare food for your next adventure at a hands-on "Cooking with a Dutch Oven" class happening from 5:30-7:30m Monday at REI, 400 36th St. From 5:30-7:30pm Tuesday, sign up for a "Backpacking Cooking" workshop. Fees for each class are $30-$50 and include all the equipment and ingredients. Come hungry.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.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.
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Teddy Bear Picnic 
    Kids ages 2-6 can bring their favorite stuffed animal friend along for a Teddy Bear Picnic starting at 10:30am at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Weather permitting, attendees can head outside to read stories and sing songs on a blanket. Activities and snacks will follow.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Off the Shelf Book Club 
    Join a monthly Off the Shelf Book Club meeting to discuss David Williams' English Fall from 1pm-2pm in Sudden Valley at the South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. All are welcome.
    South Whatcom Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Summer Garden Fun with Common Threads 
    Kids in grades 1-5 can learn about growing food and meal preparation with Common Threads Farm at a "Summer Garden Fun" event happening from 2pm-4pm at the Deming Library Learning Garden, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The free event focusing on healthy eating repeats July 9. Please register in advance.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm History Sunset Cruises 
    Board Whatcom Museum History Sunset Cruises at 6:30pm Tuesdays through Sept. 3 leaving from San Juan Cruises' slip at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Historians Brian Griffin and Doug Starcher will take turns leading the popular Bellingham Bay excursions aboard the Victoria Star. In addition to offering stunning scenery, the events includes stories about the region's fascinating history and how they relate to contemporary issues. Tickets are $30-$35.
    Bellingham Bay :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pickling and Fermentation 
    As part of a Food Preservation Series with Jennie Goforth, attend a class on "Pickling and Fermentation" from 6:30pm-8pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. An addition class on "Freezing, Drying and Root Cellaring" takes place Tues., July 9. Entry is $29 per class.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterward.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: safdancers@hotmail.com
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Wednesday, July 3 14 events
  • 8:00pm Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre 
    As part of Bellingham TheatreWorks' inaugural Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre Tennessee Williams' family drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, plays in repertory with Sarah Ruhl's comedic The Clean House, and Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit through July 28 at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. In association with the Palliative Care Institute of Western Washington University, most Sunday matinees will include a discussion about the plays following the performance. Tickets are $20 per show, or $50 to attend all three. Tickets are $5 to a presentation dubbed "The Wisdom of Wit" on Mon., July 8 with renowned actress Megan Cole, who originated the role of Dr. Vivian Bearing in the original production of Wit.
    Firehouse Arts & Events Center :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • 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 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 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
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Stories and Play 
    Bring kids ages 3-5 to a Deming Stories and Play event from 10:30am-11:30am at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The free event begins with 30 minutes of story time featuring stories, rhymes and songs that engage preschool children's developing attention spans and understandings, followed by 30 minutes of open learning play with a variety of activities and materials.
    Deming Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Summer Noon Concert Series 
    Faculty, staff, students and members of the public are invited to a Summer Noon Concert Series starting today with music by the Black Chevys at 12pm at the Performing Arts Center Plaza at Western Washington University. The free, hourlong concert continue July 10 (the Dawn Bombs), July 17 (Paula Boggs Band), July 24 (Moon Palace), and July 31 (Gallowglass).
    Performing Arts Center Plaza :: http://www.facebook.com/summernoon19
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm Festival of Music Community Concert 
    The Bellingham Festival of Music Orchestra presents a free classical music concert at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Additional community concerts take place at at 12pm July 8 at Lynden's Jansen Art Center (321 Front St.), 2:30pm July 14 at Mallard Ice Cream (1323 Railroad Ave.), and 12:30pm July 17 at the museum. These short chamber music concerts are casual, intimate, accessible and family-friendly. The musicians will share information about the pieces and composers as part of the performance.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
  • 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
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Living with Meaning Book Group 
    Join the Living with Meaning Book Group to discuss My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem at 2pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. This book group aims to learn and share perspectives on what makes a meaningful life. Through readings and discussions on faith, spirituality and wellness it hopes to inspire within readers a courageous curiosity and an intimate understanding of the diverse spiritual approaches and practices towards wellbeing and balance. The event happens on the first Wednesday of the month; authors do not attend.
    Village Books :: (360) 671-2626 or http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Books and Tea 
    A monthly Afternoon Books and Tea gathering takes place from 2pm-3:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. All are welcome to join the discussion while sipping tea and enjoying a sweet treat. Contact the library for guest speaker details.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 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 
    Today's Cookbooks & Cooking Lit Book Group will focus on Joyce Goldstein's Jam Session: A Fruit-Preserving Handbook at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Packed with ideas, 75 time-tested recipes, and gorgeous photographs of produce, process, and finished fruit preserves, preserving newcomers and veterans alike will find Goldstein's handbook just the right amount of instruction and inspiration.Members are welcome to purchase food and beverages from Evolve Chocolate + Cafe.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.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 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
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Thursday, July 4 16 events
  • All Day Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre 
    As part of Bellingham TheatreWorks' inaugural Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre Tennessee Williams' family drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, plays in repertory with Sarah Ruhl's comedic The Clean House, and Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit through July 28 at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. In association with the Palliative Care Institute of Western Washington University, most Sunday matinees will include a discussion about the plays following the performance. Tickets are $20 per show, or $50 to attend all three. Tickets are $5 to a presentation dubbed "The Wisdom of Wit" on Mon., July 8 with renowned actress Megan Cole, who originated the role of Dr. Vivian Bearing in the original production of Wit.
    Firehouse Arts & Events Center :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • 10:00am 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
  • 10:53pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • 5:30pm Seaside BBQ 
    Enjoy the ultimate beach barbecue experience at a "Seaside BBQ" event from 5:30-8:30pm Thursday through Saturday 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. Additional gatherings happen Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 31.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.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 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
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Pancake Breakfast 
    As part of Blaine's Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, attend a Pancake Breakfast from 8am-11am at the Blaine Community Center, 635 8th St.
    Blaine Community Center :: http://www.blainechamber.com
  • 8:00am - 10:00am Independence day Sunrise Run 
    Join BBay Running for an Independence Day Sunrise Collab Run starting at 8am at the trailhead at Stimpson Nature Preserve, 2076 Lake Louise Rd. The all-paces run will be approximately four miles long—consisting of one lap, including the Geneva Pond Loop.
    Stimpson Nature Preserve :: http://www.bbayrunning.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast 
    As part of Blaine's Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, attend a Pancake Breakfast from 8am-11am at the Blaine Community Center, 635 8th St.
    Blaine Community Center :: http://www.blainechamber.com
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Great Sedro-Woolley Footrace 
    As part of the annual Loggerodeo, sign up for today's Great Sedro-Woolley Footrace starting at 9:30am at Sedro-Woolley High School, 1235 3rd St. The 5.17-mile race begins and ends over the Loggerodeo Parade route—which starts at 11am. Entry is $25.
    Sedro-Woolley High School :: http://www.sedrowoolleyfootrace.com
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm Bow Farmers Market 
    The Bow Farmers Market is open from 1pm-6pm at Samish Bay Cheese, 15115 Bow Hill Rd. The market will be in operation Thursdays through Sept. 13.
    Samish Bay Cheese :: http://www.bowlittlemarket.com
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm Fourth of July Community BBQ 
    The Bow Farmers Market will host a Fourth of July Community BBQ from 3pm-6pm at Samish Bay Cheese, 15115 Bow Hill Rd.
    Samish Bay Cheese :: http://www.bowlittlemarket.com
  • 5:00pm - 11:00pm Rock the Dock 
    The Walrus and Johnny Bulldog will perform at the annual "Rock the Dock" event happening from 5pm-11pm in Anacortes at Seafarers Memorial Park, 601 Seafarers Way. The free community gathering will also feature activities for kids, a beer garden, food and fireworks.
    Seafarers Memorial Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Blues and Brews 
    A seasonal "Blues, Brews & BBQ" series continues with music by the Chris Eger Band from 5pm-9pm on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. The open-air concerts continue Thursday through Sept. 12. Admission is $7-$10.
    One Bellwether Way :: http://www.hotelbellwether.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series 
    Brian Butler and Bridge will bring their rock and blues sounds to the stage as part of an annual Summer Concert Series from 6pm-8pm at Elizabeth Park, 1000 Walnut St. The free, family-friendly concerts continue every Thursday through Aug. 22.
  • 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
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Harry Potter Burlesque with Frisky Fandoms 
    Before the fireworks explode, witness naughty nerds with wands when Frisky Fandoms presents Harry Potter Burlesque at 8pm at the Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St. There will also be beloved tunes, raffle prizes and the ensemble's famous birthday burlesque. Guest host Strangely and musical guest Aaron J. Shay will also be in attendance. Tickets will be $12 at the door.
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Friday, July 5 22 events
  • All Day Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre 
    As part of Bellingham TheatreWorks' inaugural Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre Tennessee Williams' family drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, plays in repertory with Sarah Ruhl's comedic The Clean House, and Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit through July 28 at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. In association with the Palliative Care Institute of Western Washington University, most Sunday matinees will include a discussion about the plays following the performance. Tickets are $20 per show, or $50 to attend all three. Tickets are $5 to a presentation dubbed "The Wisdom of Wit" on Mon., July 8 with renowned actress Megan Cole, who originated the role of Dr. Vivian Bearing in the original production of Wit.
    Firehouse Arts & Events Center :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • All Day 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
  • 10:53pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • 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 Summer Reading Bingo Challenge 
    As part of a Summer Reading challenge, children, teens and adults can pick up a bingo card 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 a community sponsor, and "Summer Reading Superstar Lives Here" yard or poster signs.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 9:00pm Upfront Goes to Camp 
    Beat the summer heat by attending "Upfront Goes to Camp" shows at 9pm Fridays and Saturdays through July at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The improvised camp adventure will have all the fixings—including counselors, shenanigans, late-night hookups, rival camp pranks, and beyond. Tickets are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm Briseis 
    Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao's Briseis continues iDiOM Theater's Summer Rep lineup with its final showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the amphitheater at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. The quirky black comedy tells the story of the last days of the Trojan War through the eyes of a captive war bride. Entry is free.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm Ajax 
    As part of iDiOM Theater's Summer Rep lineup, watch a contemporary take on war and the consequences of the choices we make when Sophocles' Ajax continues this week with shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $9-$15. Additional showings happen July 11-13.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • All Day Seaside BBQ 
    Enjoy the ultimate beach barbecue experience at a "Seaside BBQ" event from 5:30-8:30pm Thursday through Saturday 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. Additional gatherings happen Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 31.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September 21, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays at Saturdays in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $17-$22.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 4:00pm Lummi Island Rummage Sale 
    The rope will drop at 4pm Friday for the annual Lummi Island Rummage Sale at the Congregational Church, 3913 Legoe Bay Rd. The fun continues until 8pm, and then resumes 10am-7pm Saturday. In addition to finding bargains galore, there will be live music, brats, hotdogs, chips, soda and beer to keep the non-shoppers happy.
    Congregational Church :: http://www.lummichurch.org
  • 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 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
  • 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 July at Boulevard Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Boulevard Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Beach Cleanup 
    Join RE Sources for a post-Fourth of July beach cleanup from 10am-12pm on Locust Beach. Cleanup supplies will be provided along with light snacks. Please RSVP so organizers know how much cleanup supplies to bring.
  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm Low-tide Exploration and Beach Cleanup 
    Join the Marine Life Center and Wild Whatcom staff for a "Low Tide Exploration and Beach Cleanup" from 12:30pm-2:30pm at Bellingham's Marine Park. Discover who's eating whom at this beach during the -2.7 tide, and help with post-Fourth of July cleanup. Suggested donation is $8 for kids, $12 for adults.
  • 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.
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Semiahmoo Sounds 
    Music and food will combine when Walters Karaoke provides the soundtrack and Mobile Mouth Hole brings dinner at an event happening from 5pm-9pm on the patio at Blaine's Semiahmoo Marina, 9540 Semiahmoo Marina Pkwy. The free gatherings take place every other week through Aug. 30.
    Semiahmoo Marina :: http://www.semiahmoomarina.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Salmon Dinner Sail 
    Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food when the three-hour "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" 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 26, Aug. 2, 9 and 30, and Sept. 13.
    Bellingham Bay :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Downtown Bellingham Art Walk 
    Allied Arts, Aslan Brewing, Bayou on Bay, Black Sheep, Brazen Shop + Studio, Commercial Street Plaza, Dakota Art Store, Fourth Corner Frames and Gallery, Make.Shift, Max Higbee Center, Old School Tattoo, Quicksilver Photo Lab, Redlight, the Bellingham Yoga Collective, the Reverie, Third Planet, Uisce, Wandering Oaks, and Western City Center will be among the venues opening their doors from 6pm-10pm as part of the monthly Art Walk in downtown Bellingham. Pick up maps at participating locales for a full listing of exhibits.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Anacortes Art Walk 
    The Good Stuff Arts, Red Salon Aveda, Burton Jewelers, Pelican bay Bookstore and Coffee Shop, Scott Milo Gallery, and the Majestic Inn and Spa will be among those opening their doors for the monthly First Friday Art Walk from 6pm-9pm in downtown Anacortes. Per usual, the event is free and open to all.
    Downtown Anacortes :: http://www.anacortesart.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Seafarers' Summer 
    The Port of Anacortes kicks off its annual Summer Concert Series with music by Shaggy Sweet from 6pm-8pm at Seafarers' Memorial Park, 601 Seafarers' Way. The free, family-friendly concerts continue Wednesdays and Fridays through Aug. 30.
    Seafarers' Memorial Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.com
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  • All Day Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre 
    As part of Bellingham TheatreWorks' inaugural Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre Tennessee Williams' family drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, plays in repertory with Sarah Ruhl's comedic The Clean House, and Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit through July 28 at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. In association with the Palliative Care Institute of Western Washington University, most Sunday matinees will include a discussion about the plays following the performance. Tickets are $20 per show, or $50 to attend all three. Tickets are $5 to a presentation dubbed "The Wisdom of Wit" on Mon., July 8 with renowned actress Megan Cole, who originated the role of Dr. Vivian Bearing in the original production of Wit.
    Firehouse Arts & Events Center :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • 10:53pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day 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
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September 21, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays at Saturdays in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $17-$22.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 7:30pm Bellingham Festival of Music Concerts 
    The 26th annual Bellingham Festival of Music continues with a concert featuring works by Mozart and Bruckner at 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. At 4pm Sunday, the perennially popular "Chamber Music by the Bay" will take place at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Additional concerts happen July 10, 12, 14 and 19. Tickets are $12-$55.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.bellinghamfestival.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.
  • All Day Summer Reading Bingo Challenge 
    As part of a Summer Reading challenge, children, teens and adults can pick up a bingo card 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 a community sponsor, and "Summer Reading Superstar Lives Here" yard or poster signs.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 9:00pm Upfront Goes to Camp 
    Beat the summer heat by attending "Upfront Goes to Camp" shows at 9pm Fridays and Saturdays through July at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The improvised camp adventure will have all the fixings—including counselors, shenanigans, late-night hookups, rival camp pranks, and beyond. Tickets are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm Ajax 
    As part of iDiOM Theater's Summer Rep lineup, watch a contemporary take on war and the consequences of the choices we make when Sophocles' Ajax continues this week with shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $9-$15. Additional showings happen July 11-13.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm Briseis 
    Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao's Briseis continues iDiOM Theater's Summer Rep lineup with its final showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the amphitheater at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. The quirky black comedy tells the story of the last days of the Trojan War through the eyes of a captive war bride. Entry is free.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 5:30pm Seaside BBQ 
    Enjoy the ultimate beach barbecue experience at a "Seaside BBQ" event from 5:30-8:30pm Thursday through Saturday 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. Additional gatherings happen Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 31.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September 21, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays at Saturdays in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $17-$22.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 4:00pm Lummi Island Rummage Sale 
    The rope will drop at 4pm Friday for the annual Lummi Island Rummage Sale at the Congregational Church, 3913 Legoe Bay Rd. The fun continues until 8pm, and then resumes 10am-7pm Saturday. In addition to finding bargains galore, there will be live music, brats, hotdogs, chips, soda and beer to keep the non-shoppers happy.
    Congregational Church :: http://www.lummichurch.org
  • 5:00am - 6:00am Tour de France Viewing 
    Watch the Tour de France starting today at 5am at the Fairhaven Mount Bakery Cafe, 1217 Harris Ave. The annual live broadcasting of the famous bicycle race will take place through July 28 (excluding July 16 and 22). Freshly baked warm pastries and coffee will be available until 7am—when the full breakfast menu will be available. A daily raffle for prizes will be part of the fun.
    Mount Bakery Cafe :: http://www.mountbakery.com
  • 8:30am - 5:00pm Native Plant Field Trip 
    Join the local chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society for a Native Plant Field Trip to Lily and Lizard lakes from 8:30am-5pm today. Meet at the Fairhaven Parkway Park & Ride off 32nd Street to carpool. A plant list is available on the WNPS state website. Entry is free and no registration is required.
    Lily and Lizard lakes :: http://www.wnpskoma.org
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market 
    Find fresh produce and much more at the 30th season of the Anacortes Farmers Market happening from 9am-2pm Saturdays through Oct. 26 at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave.
    Depot Arts Center :: ww.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Mount Vernon Farmers Market2333 
    Attend the Mount Vernon Farmers Market from 9am-2pm Saturdays through Oct. 12 at the city's Riverwalk Park, 509 S. Main St. The market supports local farmers and growers in a family-friendly environment that offers fresh, healthy food including locally grown produce and baked goods.
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Concrete Saturday Market 
    Fresh food, arts and crafts, and live music are part of the Concrete Saturday Market happening from 9am-3pm weekly through Labor Day weekend at the Concrete Community Center, 45821 Railroad St.
    Concrete Community Center :: http://www.concretesaturdaymarket.weebly.com
  • 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
  • 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 - 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 - 2:00pm Blaine Gardeners Market 
    Homegrown and handmade farm products, baked goods, arts and crafts and more can be found at the Blaine Gardeners Market from 10am-2pm Saturdays through October at the city's H Street Plaza.
    H Street Plaza :: (360) 332-6484
  • 10:30am - 2:00pm Stories and Camping 
    Kids ages 2-6 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes and songs with opportunities for movement and interactive participation at an "Island Storytime" gathering at 10:30am at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. At 1pm, a "Camping in the Library " event for youth in grades K-5 will feature scary stories, camp songs and s'mores in a cup. Both events are free.
    Lummi Island Library :: (360) 758-7145
  • 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
  • 12:00pm - 6:00pm York Yard Crawl 
    The second annual York Yard Crawl takes place from 12-6pm at a number of venues throughout the historic York neighborhood. Art exhibits, live music, yard sales, garden walks, plant swaps and more will be part of the free fun. Discover charming turn of the century architecture in a fantastic central location just east of downtown as you enjoy an afternoon bursting with art, music and bargains.
    York neighborhood :: http://www.yorkyardcrawl.fun
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Meet Your Farmer 
    Meet the farmers who grow and produce your food, sample products, win raffle prizes, learn about local farming in Whatcom County, and have a great time at the third "Meet Your Farmer" event taking place from 2pm-5pm at Twin Sisters Brewing Company, 500 Carolina St. Today's focus will be on meat and seafood producers. Entry is free.
    Twin Sisters Brewing Company :: http://www.whatcomfamilyfarmers.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
  • 3:30pm - 7:00pm Pieter VanZanden, Linda Okazaki Opening 
    Show up at 3:30pm for an Artist Talk by sculptor Pieter VanZanden and painter Linda Okazaki at 3:30pm in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. From 5pm-7pm, attend a reception and view the sea-based sculptures and Northwest archetypes revealing the magic of everyday life. The works will be on display through July 28.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm Empact Opening 
    An opening reception for "Empact" takes place from 4pm-8pm in Edison at Hadrian Art Gallery, 5717 Gilkey Ave. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the all-women art show—which features works by Kellie Becker, Jennifer Bowman, Lorna Libert, Anne Martin McCool, Jax Mildner, Betty Miles, Rebecca Parker, and Maria Wickwire—will go to Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services. The exhibit runs Wed.-Sun. through July 28.
    Hadrian Art Gallery :: http://www.facebook.com/EdisonWA5717
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Judy Talley, Elizabeth Sandvig Opening 
    View woodblock prints by Seattle artist Judy Talley and new ceramic work by Elizabeth Sandvig at an opening reception from 4pm-6pm in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. Talley’s prints of barns evoke the Skagit Valley with a beautifully graphic quality, and Sandvig’s ceramic sculptures of animals recall the “Peaceable Kingdom” of her prior work. Light refreshments and tunes by the Mother Pluckers will be part of the celebration.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm The Naughty Blokes 
    Hear rock at its finest when the Naughty Blokes kick off the City of Anacortes' free Summer Concert Series from 6pm-8pm at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 Fourth St. The all-ages concerts continue Saturdays through Aug. 31. Refreshments from Anacortes Brewery will be available to purchase.
    Heart of Anacortes :: http://www.heartofanacortes.com
  • 9:00pm - 11:30pm Salsa Night 
    Join DJ Antonio Diaz as he mixes a fabulous combination of the best Latin rhythms at Rumba Northwest's bimonthly "Saturday Salsa Night" taking place from 9pm-12am at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State St. The night will begin with an intro lesson, followed by an evening of dancing. Entry to the all-ages event is $5.
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