Week of August 25, 2019

Sunday, August 25 27 events
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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 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 Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • 7:00pm 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
  • 5:30pm Seaside BBQ 
    Enjoy the ultimate beach barbecue experience at a "Seaside BBQ" event from 5:30-8:30pm Fridays and 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
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Skagit Guided Adventures 
    This summer, join Skagit Guided Adventures for "Explore n' Cruise" outings to Vendovi Island Thursdays through Mondays. Outings leave from Skyline Marina in Anacortes. Reservations are required.
    Skyline Marina :: (360) 474-7479
  • 11:00am Weavings Pop-Up Sale 
    Peruse handwoven pieces by women's cooperatives in Oaxaca and Guatemala at a Weavings! Pop-Up Sale from 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday in La Conner at Vida Nueva Rugs (606 Morris St.) and Crescent Moon Yoga (602 Morris St.).
    Vida Nueva Rugs :: ginnydarvill@gmail.com
  • 12:00pm Modern Quilts Final Weekend 
    As part of the "Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century" exhibit, attend the final "Ask a Quilter" event from 2:30pm-4:30pm Saturday at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Members of the Bellingham Modern Quilt Guild will make themselves available to share information about modern quilt design and methods, answer questions and demonstrate techniques. The exhibit closes Sunday, so stitch some time into your weekend to see it. Entry is $5-$10.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:30pm The Spitfire Grill 
    As part of Western Summer Theatre, attend showings of The Spitfire Grill at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. The musical adaptation of the film by Lee David Zlotoff follows a feisty parolee as she chases her dreams to a small town in Wisconsin. Tickets are $10-$18.
    Performing Arts Center Mainstage :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:00pm The Phantom Tollbooth 
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth performers ages 9-14 will bring The Phantom Tollbooth to life at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at BAAY Theater, 1059 N. State St. Adapted from Norton Juster's well-known children's book, this memorable musical is riddled with riddles. Tickets are $10.
    BAAY Theater :: http://www.baay.org
  • 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 - 3:00pm Dog Days of Summer 
    More than 50 pet-related vendors, interactive canine games, contests, activities, an animal caricaturist, a kid's area, food vendors, a beer garden and more will be part of Whatcom Humane Society's annual "Dog Days of Summer" Festival from 11am-3pm in the field behind the shelter at 2172 Division St. Entry is free and open to all.
    Whatcom Humane Society :: http://www.whatcomhumane.org
  • 11:00am - 4:00pm Bellingham Handmade Market 
    Attend a Bellingham Handmade Market from 11am-4pm at Goods Nursery and Produce, 2620 Northwest Ave. Through October, the weekly event will offer a selection of rotating artisans that make high-quality functional products locally—just like the venue's brews and produce.
    Goods Nursery and Produce :: http://www.facebook.com/goodsproduce
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Langar in Lynden 
    All are welcome at a Langar event from 11am-2pm in Lynden at Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara, 176 E. Pole Rd. Langar is the sacred community free kitchen of the Sikh people and every temple serves delicious vegetarian food-which they invite the general public to come eat. The largest free kitchen in the world is Langar at Darbar Sahib, Amritsar India, where they serve 100,000 people a day every weekend, and 50,000 a day on weekdays.
    Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara :: (360) 398-1184
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm Community Free Market 
    Attend a Community Free Market from 12pm-4pm on Flora Street in front of Make.Shift Art Space, 306 Flora St. Take what you need, recycle belongings you no longer want, and enjoy free face painting, a photo booth, environmental education opportunities and more. Attendees are welcome to bring gently used items, but no item contribution is necessary.
  • 12:00pm - 4:30pm Big Band Bonanza 
    A Town, Skagit Swings, and the Swing Connection Big Band will perform at a "Big Band Bonanza" from 12pm-4:30pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 Harris Ave. Entry is by donation.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.swingconnection.org
  • 1:00pm - 7:00pm Summerfest 
    The South Fork Valley Community Association will host the community celebration and commemoration known as "Summerfest" from 1pm-7pm in Deming at Josh Vander Yacht Memorial Park, 4106 Valley Hwy (corner of Hwy 9 and Potter Road). Activities include a "Reading of the Names" commemorative ceremony, a community potluck, live music by BandZandt, arts and crafts vendors, family games and activities, candidates for local office and more. Entry is free.
    Josh Vander Yacht Memorial Park :: southforkvalley@aol.com
  • 1:00pm - 3:30pm Skagit History Cruise 
    The Skagit County History Museum teams up with San Juan Cruises for a Skagit History Cruise starting at 1pm from the dock at the La Conner Channel Lodge, 205 N. First St. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy as you cruise along the Swinomish Channel and beyond with history hosts Carl Molesworth and Jesse Kennedy. Entry is $19.50-$39; additional cruises happen Sundays through Aug. 25.
    La Conner Channel Lodge :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm La Conner Live! 
    The Naughty Blokes will perform as part of a "La Conner Live!" concert series from 1pm-4pm at the town's Gilkey Square. The free concerts continue Sundays through Labor Day weekend.
    Gilkey Square :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 1:00pm - 3:30pm Skagit History Cruise 
    The Skagit County History Museum teams up with San Juan Cruises for its final Skagit History Cruise of the season starting at 1pm from the dock at the La Conner Channel Lodge, 205 N. First St. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy as you cruise along the Swinomish Channel and beyond with history hosts Carl Molesworth or Jesse Kennedy. Entry is $19.50-$39.
    La Conner Channel Lodge :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm Audubon at the Museum 
    Join experts from North Cascades Audubon Society for a monthly "Audubon at the Museum" gathering from 1:30pm-3:30pm at the John M. Edson Hall of Birds at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. In addition to displays of more than 500 mounted birds, the exhibit provides opportunities to learn about migration, conservation, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Entry is included with admission fees.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm International Concerts on the Border 
    The annual International Concerts on the Border Series concludes today with a 2pm performance featuring Eastern European dance, music and song performed by the Radost Folk Ensemble and Dunava at 2pm at Blaine's Peace Arch Historical State Park, 1900 A St. The one-hour concerts continue Sundays through August. Entry is free; a Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the park.
    Radost Folk Ensemble :: http://www.parks.state.was.us
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Monday, August 26 11 events
  • 12:00pm Bark Week 
    In honor of International Dog Day (Aug. 26), attend Bark Week events Monday through Friday at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Bring your dog into the beer garden during any public event this week and enjoy $1 off your pint and 10 percent off all pet merchandise. Events include "Paint your Pup" night, a "Strut your Mutt" costume contest, a "Pawtraits for a Cause" photo booth benefiting Whatcom Humane Society, and "Yappy Hour."
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com/events
  • 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 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 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.
  • 10:53pm 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.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm Camp Korey Classic Golf Tournament 
    Sign up for the inaugural Camp Korey Classic Golf Tournament starting at 12pm in Mount Vernon at Eaglemont Golf Course, 4800 Eaglemont Dr. Registration fee is $125 per person or $500 for a foursome, which includes green fees, carts, range balls, post tournament meal and prizes. All proceeds of the tournament directly supports Camp Korey’s life-enhancing programs for children with serious medical conditions.
    Eaglemont Golf Course :: (360) 428-5972
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm Open Mic Night 
    Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience as they share their stories, poems and essays at a monthly Open Mic Night starting at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Sign up at the main counter on the first floor, or by calling the number listed here.
    Village Books :: (360) 671-2626
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of the weekly Poetrynight can sign up starting at 6:30pm at the Alternative Library, 519 E. Maple St. Readings begin at 7pm. Entry to the all-ages event is by donation.
    Alternative Library :: http://www.blog.poetrynight.org
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Guffawingham 
    A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9pm every Monday at the Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. The event features approximately 20 standup comedians who each do a four-minute set.
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Tuesday, August 27 11 events
  • All Day Bark Week 
    In honor of International Dog Day (Aug. 26), attend Bark Week events Monday through Friday at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Bring your dog into the beer garden during any public event this week and enjoy $1 off your pint and 10 percent off all pet merchandise. Events include "Paint your Pup" night, a "Strut your Mutt" costume contest, a "Pawtraits for a Cause" photo booth benefiting Whatcom Humane Society, and "Yappy Hour."
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com/events
  • 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 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.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Voter Registration Event 
    The League of Women Voters will host a Voter Registration event from 1pm-3pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. The nonpartisan group will register voters, assist with address changes and answer questions about voting.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 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.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 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 Bellingham Reads 
    New members are welcome at a Bellingham Reads book discussion group focusing on James M. Fallows' Our Towns at 6:30pm at the Dodson Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7236
  • 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
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Books & Brews 
    Discuss Margaret Atwood's seminal novel The Handmaid's Tale at a "Books & Brews" meeting at 7pm in Lynden at Overflow Taps, 106 5th St. Village Books co-owner Kelly E. will lead the discussion, and the venue will pick a featured beverage to pair.
    Overflow Taps :: http://www.villagebooks.com
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Wednesday, August 28 14 events
  • 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
  • 7:30pm #HereToo 
    Witness the first-person experiences of gun violence survivors and the work of young activists across the United States when Western Summer Theatre concludes with showings of #HereToo at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Western Washington University's DUG Theater. The play was conceived by longtime Tectonic Theatre Project member Barbara Pitts McAdams. Tectonic Theatre Project is known for devising plays based on things that happened in the real world such as The Laramie Project--a play about the hate crime murder of Matthew Shepard. Tickets are $6-$14.
    DUG Theater :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • All Day Bark Week 
    In honor of International Dog Day (Aug. 26), attend Bark Week events Monday through Friday at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Bring your dog into the beer garden during any public event this week and enjoy $1 off your pint and 10 percent off all pet merchandise. Events include "Paint your Pup" night, a "Strut your Mutt" costume contest, a "Pawtraits for a Cause" photo booth benefiting Whatcom Humane Society, and "Yappy Hour."
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com/events
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 7:30am - 4:00pm Plant ID at Heliotrope Ridge 
    The local chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society will lead a "Plant ID at Heliotrope Ridge" Field Trip today. To carpool, show up by 7:30am at the southeast corner of the Sunset Square parking lot. Your leader is knowledgeable and skilled in identifying plants. He will lead you on a challenging hike, about 2.5 miles one way, 2,300 feet elevation gain, some steep trail, a little scrambling and a sometimes difficult creek crossing. Entry is free.
    Heliotrope Ridge :: http://www.wnpskoma.org
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm Candidate Forum 
    Bellingham City Club invites the public to the first of two Candidate Forums at 11:30am at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. The two candidates vying for Bellingham Mayor--April Barker and Seth Fleetwood--will have the opportunity to give an opening statement and respond to questions from a moderator and from City Club members. Candidates for the Whatcom County Executive position will face off Wed. Sept. 25 at the second forum. Entry is $5-$18 and includes lunch.
  • 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
  • 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 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 - 8:00pm Histories & Mysteries Book Club 
    A monthly Histories & Mysteries Book Club meets tonight from 6:30pm-8pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Call or stop by the library to learn more about this month's selection.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Thomas Harris Quartet 
    Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center hosts an End-of-Summer-Get-Ready-for-Season 6 concert with the Thomas Harris Quartet at 7pm on the patio of Bellingham Cider Company, 207 Prospect St. Entry to the show is free, dinner isn't.
    Bellingham Cider Company :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Intro to Improv 
    Attend a free workshop focusing on play, creativity, storytelling and fun at a "Learn to Think on Your Feet" introductory improv class from 7pm-9pm at Improv Playworks, 1011 Girard St. All levels are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Please register in advance.
    Improv Playworks :: http://www.improvplayworks.com
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Thursday, August 29 13 events
  • 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.
  • 12:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show 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 #HereToo 
    Witness the first-person experiences of gun violence survivors and the work of young activists across the United States when Western Summer Theatre concludes with showings of #HereToo at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Western Washington University's DUG Theater. The play was conceived by longtime Tectonic Theatre Project member Barbara Pitts McAdams. Tectonic Theatre Project is known for devising plays based on things that happened in the real world such as The Laramie Project--a play about the hate crime murder of Matthew Shepard. Tickets are $6-$14.
    DUG Theater :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:30pm An Iliad 
    iDiOM Theater's Summer Rep season comes to an end with showings of An Iliad at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Set in an empty theater in the present, Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare's beautiful adaptation of the ancient Greek Poet Homer's epic story of Achilles and Hector turns an epic celebration of war into a haunting reminder of war's human cost. Entry is free, and no reservations are required.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • All Day Bark Week 
    In honor of International Dog Day (Aug. 26), attend Bark Week events Monday through Friday at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Bring your dog into the beer garden during any public event this week and enjoy $1 off your pint and 10 percent off all pet merchandise. Events include "Paint your Pup" night, a "Strut your Mutt" costume contest, a "Pawtraits for a Cause" photo booth benefiting Whatcom Humane Society, and "Yappy Hour."
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com/events
  • 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
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Blues and Brews 
    A seasonal "Blues, Brews & BBQ" series continues with music by the Atlantics 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
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm Monthly Wine Tasting 
    Taste and learn, try wines you wouldn't normally drink and maybe discover something new at an "8 for $10" monthly wine tasting happening from 5:30pm-7pm at Old World Deli, 1228 N. State St. Featured wines will be offered at a case discount, and tickets for tastes will be entered into a raffle—earning you a chance to win a bonus gift.
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Pub Run 
    Join a Pub Run starting at 6pm at BBay Running, 1431 N. State St. At the weekly event, BBay Ambassadors safely guide each pace group during the 3- to 5-mile runs, which are open to athletes of all levels and abilities. Tonight's excursion follows the Whatcom Creek Trail, ending at Bellingham Cider Company. Entry is free.
    BBay Running :: http://www.bbayrunning.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Riverwalk Concert Series Finale 
    The Chris Eger Band closes out the Riverwalk Concert Series from 6pm-8pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Riverwalk Plaza. Entry is free and all ages are welcome.
    Skagit Riverwalk Plaza :: http://www.mountvernonchamber.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. There is teaching early in the evening, and no experience or partner is necessary as most dances are line or circle dances. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors can attend for free.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:30pm - 11:00pm Good, Bad, Ugly 
    Watch "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" at 7:30pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, stick around for "The Project"—which tonight will feature "New and Improved Reinemer Brothers Show." Entry is $8 for the early show, $5 for the late one.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
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Friday, August 30 29 events
  • 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.
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show 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).
  • 6:00pm Woodpalooza 
    The Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild will host its 16th annual "Art + Wood = Woodpalooza" exhibition at an opening reception from 6-9pm Friday, and from 12-5pm Saturday through Monday in Langley at the Whidbey Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave. The 23 artisans will be on hand to talk about their creations, and a program will be available at the door and online. Entry is free.
    Whidbey Center for the Arts :: http://www.woodpalooza.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.
  • All Day #HereToo 
    Witness the first-person experiences of gun violence survivors and the work of young activists across the United States when Western Summer Theatre concludes with showings of #HereToo at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Western Washington University's DUG Theater. The play was conceived by longtime Tectonic Theatre Project member Barbara Pitts McAdams. Tectonic Theatre Project is known for devising plays based on things that happened in the real world such as The Laramie Project--a play about the hate crime murder of Matthew Shepard. Tickets are $6-$14.
    DUG Theater :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:00pm Pippin 
    View Stephen Schwartz's Pippin when students ages 15-17 present showings of the iconic musical at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10 to watch what happens when a prince learns the true meaning of glory, love and war.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • 9:00pm Dynamic Duos 
    Watch two-person teams push the boundaries of improv and comedy at showings of "Dynamic Duos" at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $12.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day An Iliad 
    iDiOM Theater's Summer Rep season comes to an end with showings of An Iliad at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Set in an empty theater in the present, Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare's beautiful adaptation of the ancient Greek Poet Homer's epic story of Achilles and Hector turns an epic celebration of war into a haunting reminder of war's human cost. Entry is free, and no reservations are required.
    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 Fridays and 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 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
  • 12:00pm Bark Week 
    In honor of International Dog Day (Aug. 26), attend Bark Week events Monday through Friday at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Bring your dog into the beer garden during any public event this week and enjoy $1 off your pint and 10 percent off all pet merchandise. Events include "Paint your Pup" night, a "Strut your Mutt" costume contest, a "Pawtraits for a Cause" photo booth benefiting Whatcom Humane Society, and "Yappy Hour."
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com/events
  • 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 August at Lake Padden Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Lake Padden Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Valley Writers 
    Bring pen and paper or a digital device--and an open mind--to the bimonthly "Valley Writers" meeting from 1pm-3pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. Participants write from prompts, and the event is facilitated by local poet and writer CJ Prince. Explore what you think you don't know but already do about writing during the monthly writing group.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 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 Double Trouble Band 
    Live music from the Double Trouble Band will close out a summer concert series from 5pm-9pm at Blaine's Semiahmoo Marina, 9540 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Cicchitti’s Pizza Truck will be on-site, so grab a bite to eat while you listen to some great music with friends. Entry is free.
    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. An additional sail happens Sept. 13.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Seafarers' Summer Series Finale 
    The Port of Anacortes concludes its seasonal Summer Concert Series with a performance by Joe Blue and the Roofshakers from 6pm-8pm at Seafarers' Memorial Park, 601 Seafarers' Way. The family-friendly event is free.
    Seafarers' Memorial Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Farmtunes 
    Hear country-inspired Americana tunes when the Lowest Pair perform as part of the annual Farmtunes Concert Series from 6pm-9pm at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Entry is free; food and beverages are available for purchase. The concerts continue weekly through Sept. 13.
    Bellewood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Birchwood International Market 
    The Birchwood International Market returns from 6pm-9pm at 1650 Birchwood Ave. (in the parking lot right outside Aarons and Big Lots). This family-friendly open-air market in the commercial heart of the Birchwood celebrates the diversity of the neighborhood, showcasing local vendors selling culturally rich merchandise, art and food. Small-scale performances and entertainment will be part of the free fun. An additional event happens Sept. 27.
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Incognito 
    Reserve a seat in advance for the unconventional "Incognito" dinner series starting at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Entry is $82 to the six-course (or more) feast featuring seasonal fare. The details of the menu are concealed until mealtime, so prepare to be pleasantly surprised.
    Ciao Thyme :: http://www.ciaothyme.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm Time to go live 
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm An Evening with Louise Penny 
    Louise Penny, a former CBC radio journalist and the New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels, will share her latest tome in the series, A Better Man, at "An Evening with Louise Penny" at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $35-$55 to the "Booked at the Baker" event (includes a signed copy of the new book).
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Louise Penny's love story 
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Cory Gallant and Roland Beaulieu 
    Canadian country recording artist and CCMA Spotlight Contest Winner Cory Gallant and his guitar player, Roland Beaulieu, will perform at a high-energy concert starting at 7:30pm in Lynden at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Tickets are $15.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Sky Colony Album Release 
    The Skagit-based indie folk band known as the Sky Colony will release their new album All of Us at a 7:30pm concert in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St Funeral Dove will open the show. The show is free to the public and also marks the end of the Lincoln's Sound + Hearing Campaign. Tickets are required.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Choro Das Tres 
    The acclaimed Brazilian instrumental folk trio, Choro Das Tres, returns to Bellingham for a 7:30pm concert at the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St. Tickets are $12-$15 to hear the family band make magical music.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 9:00pm - 10:00pm Afterglow Comedy Hour 
    Attend the inaugural Afterglow Comedy Hour at 9pm at the new Stemma Brewing Company, 2039 Moore St. The recipe is simple. Add seven comedians, give them one hour to fit in their funny business, and reap infinite laughs. Nikki Killpatrick hosts, and Kyle Engberg will be the featured comedian. Entry is free.
    Stemma Brewing Company :: http://www.stemmabrewing.com
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Saturday, August 31 37 events
  • All Day It’s all in the name 
  • 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.
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show 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 Woodpalooza 
    The Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild will host its 16th annual "Art + Wood = Woodpalooza" exhibition at an opening reception from 6-9pm Friday, and from 12-5pm Saturday through Monday in Langley at the Whidbey Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave. The 23 artisans will be on hand to talk about their creations, and a program will be available at the door and online. Entry is free.
    Whidbey Center for the Arts :: http://www.woodpalooza.com
  • 12:00pm North Cascades Bluegrass Festival 
    The North Cascades Bluegrass Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Deming Logging Show Grounds, 3296 Cedarville Rd. Headliners Franks Solivan and Dirty Kitchen and the Missy Raines Trio will be joined by national acts including Colebrook Road and Modern Tradition. Regional bands include the Warren G. Hardings, Brograss, FarmStrong, and the North Cascades Bluegrass Boys. Additionally, Heron and Crow, Northbound and the Yankee Drivers will be performing on the festival's Access Living Showcase band. Workshops, a Friday afternoon instrument swap meet, food vendors, a beer garden, craft vendors, jam sessions and more will be part of the musical merrymaking. Entry is $15-$30 for day passes, $25-$50 for a weekend pass. Prices vary for camping. The event is the primary fundraiser of the Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation.
    Deming Logging Show Grounds :: http://www.ncbf.fun
  • 5:30pm Seaside BBQ 
    Enjoy the ultimate beach barbecue experience at a "Seaside BBQ" event from 5:30-8:30pm Fridays and 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 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
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 10:00am Lummi Island Artists' Studio Tour 
    More than 30 artists and craftspeople will show and sell their work at 22 locales from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday during the Lummi Island Artists' Studio Tour taking place throughout the lovely land mass. To navigate the self-guided tour, pick up a map at participating locales or at the Islander grocery store (directly to the left when you exit the ferry), or look for the balloons marking each studio. Entry is free to peruse paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, glass, pottery, photography, woodwork, jewelry, fiber arts and much more.
    Lummi Island :: http://www.Lummi-Island.com
  • 10:00am Lopez Island Studio Tour 
    Visit more than 20 studios and see the work of approximately 35 artists at the 23rd annual Lopez Island Studio Tour happening from 10am-5pm Saturday, and 10am-4pm Sunday throughout Lopez Island. The tour is an opportunity to purchase original works of art and to come away with insights to the artists and their community context. Entry to the self-guided tour put on the by the Lopez Artist Guild free.
  • All Day Pippin 
    View Stephen Schwartz's Pippin when students ages 15-17 present showings of the iconic musical at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10 to watch what happens when a prince learns the true meaning of glory, love and war.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • All Day #HereToo 
    Witness the first-person experiences of gun violence survivors and the work of young activists across the United States when Western Summer Theatre concludes with showings of #HereToo at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Western Washington University's DUG Theater. The play was conceived by longtime Tectonic Theatre Project member Barbara Pitts McAdams. Tectonic Theatre Project is known for devising plays based on things that happened in the real world such as The Laramie Project--a play about the hate crime murder of Matthew Shepard. Tickets are $6-$14.
    DUG Theater :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 9:00pm Dynamic Duos 
    Watch two-person teams push the boundaries of improv and comedy at showings of "Dynamic Duos" at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $12.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm An Iliad 
    iDiOM Theater's Summer Rep season comes to an end with showings of An Iliad at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Set in an empty theater in the present, Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare's beautiful adaptation of the ancient Greek Poet Homer's epic story of Achilles and Hector turns an epic celebration of war into a haunting reminder of war's human cost. Entry is free, and no reservations are required.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 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
  • 5:30pm Seaside BBQ 
    Enjoy the ultimate beach barbecue experience at a "Seaside BBQ" event from 5:30-8:30pm Fridays and 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
  • 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 - 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 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 - 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 - 12:00pm Lake Padden Relay 
    Join the Greater Bellingham Running Club for its annual "Lake Padden Relay" starting at 10am at East Lake Padden Park, 4883 Samish Way. Run the race 10-mile race individually, or as a group of four. Individual runners are $15; teams are $30 (entry is free for GBRC members).
    East Lake Padden Park :: http://www.gbrc.net
  • 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 - 2:00pm Veteran Benefits Event 
    Blue Water Navy Vietnam will host a Veteran Benefits event from 10am-2pm at the Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd. If you applied for VA benefits before and were denied or have never applied for your earned benefits, this event is for you. Meet with navigators one-on-one, and bring your DD214/Military Discharge Paper if you have it.
    Lairmont Manor :: (360)778-6050 or eharmonc@whatcomcounty.us
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Lynden Farmers Market 
    Local farmers and artisans will sell their edible and creative wares at the Lynden Farmers Market from 10am-2pm every Saturday through Sept. 28 at Centennial Park, 319 Grover St.
  • 10:30am - 3:00pm Story Time 
    Kids can show up for Saturday Story Time events at 10:30am at Fairhaven's Village Books (1200 11th St.) and 2pm at the Village Books in Lynden (430 Front St.). Entry is free; authors typically do not attend.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Eggplant Class 
    Sign up in advance for an "Eggplant 101" class with culinary instructor Suzanne Butler starting at 11am in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. In this interesting cooking demo, Butler will examine how other cultures cook eggplant. Additionally, learn which qualities to look for when choosing an eggplant and no-fail techniques for the preparation and seasoning of the aubergine fruit. Fees are $15.
    Christianson's Nursery :: http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
  • 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 - 5:00pm Community Fun'Raiser 
    Bring the family along for the annual Alger Community Fun'raiser taking place from 12pm-5pm in Burlington at Alger Community Hall, 18735 Parkview Ln. In addition to live music by the local band Just for Fun, there will be a beer garden, food vendors, produce and craft vendors, garage sales, a bake sale, informational booths and plenty of raffle items. Kids activities include a bouncy house with water (bring your towel) and building fairy houses with members of the Friday Creek Habitat Stewards. Proceeds from this event will be used for regular maintenance on the hall and special projects.
    Alger Community Hall :: (360) 724-0340
  • 1:00pm - 4:30pm Drawing Lines and Seeing Form 
    "Drawing Lines and Seeing Form" will be the topic of an inventive drawing workshop with artist Jean Behnke from 1pm-4:30pm in La Conner at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. The workshop will explore the process of drawing using solid graphite pencils. Fees are $65.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.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 - 7:00pm Summer Open House 
    Pacific Northwest brides, grooms and event planners are invited to a Summer Open House taking place from 5pm-7pm at Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd. The event will offer the opportunity to explore the estate and view the space as a blank canvas. Walk around the house and gardens at your own leisure to dream and envision what your perfect event might look like. The Lairmont team will be on hand to answer questions about the venue's history, talk about how evens work and book dates for upcoming celebrations. Entry is free.
    Lairmont Manor :: http://www.lairmontmanor.com
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