Week of September 1, 2019

Sunday, September 1 26 events
  • All Day It’s all in the name 
  • 8:00am Eat Local Month 
    Sustainable Connections hosts its annual Eat Local Month through September. Upcoming events include an "Eat Local Gala" with Unity Care Northwest at 6pm Fri., Sept. 6 at the Ciao Thyme Commons; the 13th annual Whatcom County Farm Tour taking place at 13 farms throughout the county from 10am-4pm Sat.-Sun., Sept. 7-8; related Farm Tour events at Cosmos Bistro, Camber, and Aslan Brewing Co.; a Find the Fork contest happening through the month; and locally-focused specials at nearly 20 area restaurants.
    Throughout Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.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 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 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 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
  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 - 2:00pm Langar in Lynden 
    All are welcome at a Langar event from 11am-2pm in Lynden at Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara, 176 E. Pole Rd. Langar is the sacred community free kitchen of the Sikh people and every temple serves delicious vegetarian food-which they invite the general public to come eat. The largest free kitchen in the world is Langar at Darbar Sahib, Amritsar India, where they serve 100,000 people a day every weekend, and 50,000 a day on weekdays.
    Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara :: (360) 398-1184
  • 11:00am - 4:00pm Bellingham Handmade Market 
    Attend a Bellingham Handmade Market from 11am-4pm at Goods Nursery and Produce, 2620 Northwest Ave. Through October, the weekly event will offer a selection of rotating artisans that make high-quality functional products locally—just like the venue's brews and produce.
    Goods Nursery and Produce :: http://www.facebook.com/goodsproduce
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm La Conner Live! 
    Mary Ellen Lykins & the CC Adams Band will perform at the final "La Conner Live!" concert of the season from 1pm-4pm at the town's Gilkey Square. Entry is free.
    Gilkey Square :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm The Atlantics 
    Attend a free gig by the Atlantics and spend some time on the outdoor dance floor from 2pm-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. All ages are welcome.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: (360) 778-7200
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Nonfiction & Memoir Writing Group 
    A Nonfiction & Memoir Writing Group meets from 3:15pm-5:15pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Members bring printed copies of their pieces for others to follow while you read aloud; the group critiques aloud and also writes notes on your printout, and returns the print outs to you for you to keep. New members are asked to attend at least two meetings before submitting their own works for critique.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm Farm Celebration and Eat Local Month Kickoff 
    To kick off Eat Local Month, attend the Community Food Co-op's seventh annual Farm Celebration (formerly the "Hootenanny") from 4pm-8pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Attendees can pay homage to local farmers, dance along to live music by the Penny Stinkers, enjoy a dance performance by Estrellitas de Bellingham, stick around for farmer recognition and awards, sip beer and nosh on goods from locally focused barbecue. Suggested donation is $5-$20 at the door; 100 percent of the proceeds will directly benefit sustainable, organic food and farming projects in Whatcom and Skagit counties.
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Comedy Club 
    The monthly Comedy Club returns at 8pm at Aslan Depot, 1322 N. State St. Seattle's Claire Webber will be joined by New York City-based comedian and "humble idiot" Mike Masilotti, and Lang Parker--a Last Comic Standing alum who was raised in Wisconsin, but now makes her home in the big city of Los Angeles. Tickets are $15.
    Aslan Depot :: http://www.eventbrite.com
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Monday, September 2 11 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Sustainable Connections hosts its annual Eat Local Month through September. Upcoming events include an "Eat Local Gala" with Unity Care Northwest at 6pm Fri., Sept. 6 at the Ciao Thyme Commons; the 13th annual Whatcom County Farm Tour taking place at 13 farms throughout the county from 10am-4pm Sat.-Sun., Sept. 7-8; related Farm Tour events at Cosmos Bistro, Camber, and Aslan Brewing Co.; a Find the Fork contest happening through the month; and locally-focused specials at nearly 20 area restaurants.
    Throughout Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.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 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 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.
  • 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
  • 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, September 3 9 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Sustainable Connections hosts its annual Eat Local Month through September. Upcoming events include an "Eat Local Gala" with Unity Care Northwest at 6pm Fri., Sept. 6 at the Ciao Thyme Commons; the 13th annual Whatcom County Farm Tour taking place at 13 farms throughout the county from 10am-4pm Sat.-Sun., Sept. 7-8; related Farm Tour events at Cosmos Bistro, Camber, and Aslan Brewing Co.; a Find the Fork contest happening through the month; and locally-focused specials at nearly 20 area restaurants.
    Throughout Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.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 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.
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm Blaine Harbor Toxic Cleanup Tour 
    Join RE Sources for a "Blaine Harbor Toxic Cleanup Tour" from 12pm-1:30pm starting at Westman Marine, 218 McMillan Ave. This is your chance to learn about and give input on the future of a cleanup site at Blaine Harbor after more than 50 years of marine vessel maintenance left heavy metals, anti-fouling agents, PCBs, semi-volatile organic compounds, and petroleum hydrocarbons in the area.
    Westman Marine :: http://www.re-sources.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
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Stand Up Science with Shane Mauss 
    Comedy Central's Shane Mauss will bring his "Stand Up Science" Tour to Bellingham for a 7pm show at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Mauss will open the show that is described as being "funnier than a TED Talk and smarter than your usual night of comedy," followed by a local comedian and two area academics touting both laughter and learning. After the performances, Mauss will return to the stage for an interactive discussion and Q&A. Tickets are $15-$22.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.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, September 4 17 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Sustainable Connections hosts its annual Eat Local Month through September. Upcoming events include an "Eat Local Gala" with Unity Care Northwest at 6pm Fri., Sept. 6 at the Ciao Thyme Commons; the 13th annual Whatcom County Farm Tour taking place at 13 farms throughout the county from 10am-4pm Sat.-Sun., Sept. 7-8; related Farm Tour events at Cosmos Bistro, Camber, and Aslan Brewing Co.; a Find the Fork contest happening through the month; and locally-focused specials at nearly 20 area restaurants.
    Throughout Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • 10:00am Whatcomics Call for Art 
    Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to submit their artwork for consideration for publication in Whatcomics, an annual teen art book, through Oct. 31. The rules are simple: submit original two-dimensional artwork to any public library on or before Halloween. Accepted artists receive a copy of the book to keep. Everyone is invited to the Whatcomics Art Reception in January to celebrate this year's published art and artists. Submissions are accepted at your library or online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 10:30am Bellingham Music Club Concerts 
    Bellingham Music Cub kicks off its new season with a free classical concert by Jared and Ruth Marie Ballance at 10:30am Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran, 119 Texas St. At 7:30pm Thursday, the duo will perform at a "Night Beat" concert at the First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $15-$20 to hear works by Mozart, Jean Sibelius, Rebecca Clarke, Mark O'Connor and others (take a teen for free).
    First Congregational Church :: http://www.bellinghammusicclub.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.
  • 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
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Where's the Lake? 
    Award-winning historian Chad Reimer, author of Before We Lost the Lake: A Natural and Human History of Sumas Valley leads a "Where the Lake? The Mystery of Sumas Lake" discussion at 6:45pm at the Sumas Library, 461 2nd St. The lake was once located just across the Canadian border. It was a dynamic, integral part of the region’s natural and human landscape for millenniums. Today, few people are aware that it ever existed, as the only physical reminder is a plaque erected on the old lakeshore.
    Sumas Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Books and Tea 
    An "Afternoon Books and Tea" gathering takes place from 2pm-3:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Contact the library for guest speaker details, and join the group for a discussion, a warm cup of tea, and a sweet treat.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 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 a monthly Living with Meaning Book Group discussion at 2pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Through readings and discussions on faith, spirituality and wellness, the group hopes to inspire within us a courageous curiosity and an intimate understanding of the diverse spiritual approaches and practices towards wellbeing and balance. Today's talk will focus on John Kaag's American Philosophy: A Love Story.
    Village Books :: (360) 671-2626
  • 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 
    Join a Cookbooks & Cooking Lit Book Group to discuss Kim O'Donnel's PNW Veg: 100 Vegetable Recipes Inspired by the Local Bounty of the Pacific Northwest at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. From simple weeknight meals to on-the-go snacks and sweet- tooth satisfying desserts, this book gives you more than 100 ways to celebrate seasonal produce. Attendees are welcome to purchase food and beverages from Evolve Chocolate + Cafe.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Green Drinks 
    Network with likeminded environmentally aware citizens and learn about upcoming sustainably-oriented events and opportunities at the monthly Green Drinks taking place from 5pm-7pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry is free; beer is not.
    Boundary Bay Brewery, :: http://www.re-sources.org
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Labor Wars 
    The Northwest WA Central Labor Council hosts a viewing of Labor Wars of the Northwest at 5:45pm at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. This film documents the labor unrest, strikes and gunfights that roiled Northwest cities 100 years ago. Entry is $3-$7; a panel discussion will be led by Labor Wars writer and director David Jepsen after the film. Other panelists include Conor M. Casey of the Labor Archives at the University of Washington, and Rosalinda Guillen of Community to Community Development.
    Pickford Film Center :: http://www.pickfordfilmcenter.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Group Run 
    All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Brewers Cruise 
    "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" features liquid fare from Boundary Bay Brewery and two other local or regional breweries at 6:30pm at San Juan Cruises' dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $39 and includes snacks; additional cruises happen Wednesdays through Sept. 18.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whales.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm George Colligan 
    Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center opens its sixth season with a concert by seasoned pianist George Colligan at 7pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St. Tickets will be $5-$15 to see the in-demand sideman known for working with players like Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Buster Williams, and Lonnie Plaxic.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Menace on the Mic 
    Attend a monthly "Menace on the Mic" Standup Comedy Night night starting at 9pm at Menace Brewing, 2529 Meridian St. The 21-and-older event will feature comedians Brett Emerson, Kris Anderson, Joel O'Connor, Ed Chatterton, and headliner Jim Stewart Allen. Nikki Kilpatrick will be hosting the event. Entry is free.
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Thursday, September 5 18 events
  • 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 Eat Local Month 
    Sustainable Connections hosts its annual Eat Local Month through September. Upcoming events include an "Eat Local Gala" with Unity Care Northwest at 6pm Fri., Sept. 6 at the Ciao Thyme Commons; the 13th annual Whatcom County Farm Tour taking place at 13 farms throughout the county from 10am-4pm Sat.-Sun., Sept. 7-8; related Farm Tour events at Cosmos Bistro, Camber, and Aslan Brewing Co.; a Find the Fork contest happening through the month; and locally-focused specials at nearly 20 area restaurants.
    Throughout Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.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
  • 11:00am Greek Festival 
    Traditionally made gyros, spanakopita, dolmades, baklava, loukoumades, Greek coffee and more will be on the mouthwatering menu at the annual Greek Festival happening from 11am-9pm Thursday through Saturday, and 11am-8pm Sunday, at Bellingham's St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 510 E. Sunset Dr. There'll also be live music, a beer garden, books and gifts, church tours and games for kids. Entry and parking are free; prices for food vary.
    St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church :: http://www.bellinghamgreekfest.org
  • All Day Whatcomics Call for Art 
    Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to submit their artwork for consideration for publication in Whatcomics, an annual teen art book, through Oct. 31. The rules are simple: submit original two-dimensional artwork to any public library on or before Halloween. Accepted artists receive a copy of the book to keep. Everyone is invited to the Whatcomics Art Reception in January to celebrate this year's published art and artists. Submissions are accepted at your library or online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 10:30am Bellingham Music Club Concerts 
    Bellingham Music Cub kicks off its new season with a free classical concert by Jared and Ruth Marie Ballance at 10:30am Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran, 119 Texas St. At 7:30pm Thursday, the duo will perform at a "Night Beat" concert at the First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $15-$20 to hear works by Mozart, Jean Sibelius, Rebecca Clarke, Mark O'Connor and others (take a teen for free).
    First Congregational Church :: http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Academy for Lifelong Learning Fall Preview 
    Attend an Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) Fall Preview from 1pm-3pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. ALL offers adults an opportunity to learn and inspire continued intellectual growth. Programs include traditional liberal arts and sciences topics with an emphasis on interdisciplinary exploration, utilizing formats that encourage discussion and exchange of knowledge. Programs are open to all interested adults, regardless of age or educational background. Entry is free.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.wwu.edu/ALL
  • 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 Paella Dinner 
    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County will host a Paella Dinner from 5pm-9pm at the Squalicum Boat House, 2600 S. Harbor Loop Dr. The 21-and-older event will celebrate the launch of the "Campaign for Great Futures" and will feature fare from the Paella Brothers and other celebrity chefs. Tickets to the fundraiser are $100 and include drinks and appetizers.
    Squalicum Boat House :: http://www.whatcomclubs.org
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm First Thursday Art Walk 
    The Mount Vernon Downtown Association hosts the First Thursday Art Walk from 5pm-8pm throughout downtown Mount Vernon. Entry is free to stroll the streets to enjoy art, food and community at local galleries and businesses.
    Downtown Mount Vernon :: http://www.mountvernondowntown.org
  • 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 conclude with a performance by Space Band Thurs., Sept. 12. Admission is $7-$10.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.hotelbellwether.com
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm Spine Tinglers Book Group 
    A new Spine Tinglers Book Group meets from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. The group will focus on books filled with spooky, eerie, ghostly tales. Tonight's program will start off with a spooky reading, discuss classic and modern horror stories, and have attendees share their favorite books about things that go bump in the night. Stephen King's Misery will also be discussed.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm Poetry Writing Group 
    Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback and assist you with your writing goals at a Poetry Writing Group meeting from 5:30pm-7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The group is open to newcomers and drop-ins and meets the first and third Thursday of each month.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 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 three- to five-mile runs, which are open to athletes of all levels and abilities. Tonight's excursion goes through the Sunnyland neighborhood, ending at Twin Sisters Brewing Company. Entry is free.
    BBay Running :: http://www.bbayrunning.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Fall Exhibit Opening 
    Attend an opening reception for a "Fall Juried Exhibit" from 6pm-8pm in Lynden at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Additional exhibits open for perusal include a "Fall Fiber Showcase" featuring tapestry weaver Linda Rees, and painter and multimedia artist Hilarie Couture's "Intertwinings." See the works through Nov. 29.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. There is teaching early in the evening, and no experience or partner is necessary as most dances are line or circle dances. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors can attend for free.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Kurt McCalla's Amazing Adventure 
    "Kurt McCalla's Amazing Adventure" will be the focus of a Travelogue talk and slide presentation from 7pm-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. McCalla, a member of Max Higbee, spent four fun-packed days in San Francisco with his support team exploring his passion for science, sea life, and books while enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of the big city. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 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 a monthly Standup Comedy show. Entry is $8 for the early show, $5 for the late one.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
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Friday, September 6 17 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Sustainable Connections hosts its annual Eat Local Month through September. Upcoming events include an "Eat Local Gala" with Unity Care Northwest at 6pm Fri., Sept. 6 at the Ciao Thyme Commons; the 13th annual Whatcom County Farm Tour taking place at 13 farms throughout the county from 10am-4pm Sat.-Sun., Sept. 7-8; related Farm Tour events at Cosmos Bistro, Camber, and Aslan Brewing Co.; a Find the Fork contest happening through the month; and locally-focused specials at nearly 20 area restaurants.
    Throughout Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • 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).
  • 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
  • 12:00pm Sh'Bang! A Festival of Ideas 
    Dozens of performances and scores of live bands will bid farewell to summer as part of the 12th annual "Sh'Bang: A Festival of Ideas" from 12pm Friday to 12am Sunday at the Lookout Arts Quarry, 246 Old Hwy 99N. The event will also feature an off-road Daredevil Soapbox Derby race, a sunrise floating dock dance party, marching band parades, swimming, kid-focused performances and activities, mermaids, pirates and so much more. Admission is $110-$160 for a weekend pass; daily rates can also be had. Children are encouraged, but dogs will not be admitted.
    Lookout Arts Quarry :: http://www.shbangfest.com
  • 4:00pm Thousand Acre Cider House Grand Opening 
    Attend Grand Opening Weekend Friday through Sunday at Thousand Acre Cider House, 109 Grand Ave., suite 101. Flight and food specials, a top shelf takeover, music, a book and game drive, a swag raffle, a shuffleboard tournament and more will be part of the festivities.
    Thousand Acre Cider House :: : http://www.thousandacreciderhouse.com
  • All Day Greek Festival 
    Traditionally made gyros, spanakopita, dolmades, baklava, loukoumades, Greek coffee and more will be on the mouthwatering menu at the annual Greek Festival happening from 11am-9pm Thursday through Saturday, and 11am-8pm Sunday, at Bellingham's St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 510 E. Sunset Dr. There'll also be live music, a beer garden, books and gifts, church tours and games for kids. Entry and parking are free; prices for food vary.
    St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church :: http://www.bellinghamgreekfest.org
  • 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 Improv Evolution 
    What is the next step in performance improvisation? Find out during showings of "Improv Evolution" at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $12. Additional showings of the format happen weekends through Sept. 21.
    Upfront Theatre :: 33-8855 or http://www.theupfront.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
  • 9:00am Fall Harvest Craft Show 
    Support local artisans and crafters as they display and sell their works of art at a 13th annual Fall Harvest Craft Show taking place from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday at the Blaine Senior Center and Pavilion, 763 G St. There will also be a BSC bake sale, and lunch will be available to purchase.
    Blaine Senior Center and Pavilion :: ww.blaineseniorcenter.com
  • 10:00am Whatcomics Call for Art 
    Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to submit their artwork for consideration for publication in Whatcomics, an annual teen art book, through Oct. 31. The rules are simple: submit original two-dimensional artwork to any public library on or before Halloween. Accepted artists receive a copy of the book to keep. Everyone is invited to the Whatcomics Art Reception in January to celebrate this year's published art and artists. Submissions are accepted at your library or online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.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 September at Whatcom Falls Park (Scudder Pond). Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Whatcom Falls Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 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.
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm First Friday Art Walk 
    Trinity Skate, Burton Jewelers, the Good Stuff Arts, Red Salon Aveda, Scott Milo Gallery, Pelican Bay Bookstore and Coffee Shop, and the Majestic Inn and Spa will be among the venues opening their doors for the monthly First Friday Art Walk from 6pm-9pm in downtown Anacortes. Entry is free and open to all.
    Downtown Anacortes :: http://www.anacortesart.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Farmtunes 
    Hear the indie folk-pop duo Handsome and Gretyl and Moody Bear 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 conclude with a show by Pickled Okra Fri., Sept. 13.
    Bellewood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Downtown Bellingham Art Walk 
    Allied Arts, Dakota Art Gallery, Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, Make.Shift Art Space, Sojourn, Studio UFO, Waterfront Artist Studios, Topaz Salon and Gallery, Studio 5, Thousand Acre Cider House, Rock and Rye, Casa Que Pasa, Imagine It Now, Bellingham Yoga Collective, and Aslan Brewing Co. will be among the venues opening their doors for the monthly Art Walk taking place from 6pm-10pm throughout downtown Bellingham. Pick up maps at participating locales for a full roster of participants and details about each exhibit. Entry is free.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 9:00pm - 11:00pm Brass Monkey Theater Club 
    A themed Brass Monkey Theater Club show begins at 9pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. New plays will be read on the spot by a randomly drawn cast; attendees can sign up to write or perform or simply nab a seat in the audience. Entry is $4-$5.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
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Saturday, September 7 40 events
  • 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).
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Sustainable Connections hosts its annual Eat Local Month through September. Upcoming events include an "Eat Local Gala" with Unity Care Northwest at 6pm Fri., Sept. 6 at the Ciao Thyme Commons; the 13th annual Whatcom County Farm Tour taking place at 13 farms throughout the county from 10am-4pm Sat.-Sun., Sept. 7-8; related Farm Tour events at Cosmos Bistro, Camber, and Aslan Brewing Co.; a Find the Fork contest happening through the month; and locally-focused specials at nearly 20 area restaurants.
    Throughout Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.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
  • All Day Sh'Bang! A Festival of Ideas 
    Dozens of performances and scores of live bands will bid farewell to summer as part of the 12th annual "Sh'Bang: A Festival of Ideas" from 12pm Friday to 12am Sunday at the Lookout Arts Quarry, 246 Old Hwy 99N. The event will also feature an off-road Daredevil Soapbox Derby race, a sunrise floating dock dance party, marching band parades, swimming, kid-focused performances and activities, mermaids, pirates and so much more. Admission is $110-$160 for a weekend pass; daily rates can also be had. Children are encouraged, but dogs will not be admitted.
    Lookout Arts Quarry :: http://www.shbangfest.com
  • All Day Thousand Acre Cider House Grand Opening 
    Attend Grand Opening Weekend Friday through Sunday at Thousand Acre Cider House, 109 Grand Ave., suite 101. Flight and food specials, a top shelf takeover, music, a book and game drive, a swag raffle, a shuffleboard tournament and more will be part of the festivities.
    Thousand Acre Cider House :: : http://www.thousandacreciderhouse.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 Greek Festival 
    Traditionally made gyros, spanakopita, dolmades, baklava, loukoumades, Greek coffee and more will be on the mouthwatering menu at the annual Greek Festival happening from 11am-9pm Thursday through Saturday, and 11am-8pm Sunday, at Bellingham's St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 510 E. Sunset Dr. There'll also be live music, a beer garden, books and gifts, church tours and games for kids. Entry and parking are free; prices for food vary.
    St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church :: http://www.bellinghamgreekfest.org
  • 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
  • 12:00pm Dahlia Flower Show 
    See bunches of beautiful blooms at the Whatcom County Dahlia Society's annual Dahlia Flower Show from 12-5pm Saturday, and 10am-4pm Sunday at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. The event provides a way for dahlia enthusiasts to see what they'd like to have in their garden next summer. Entry is free.
  • 9:00pm Improv Evolution 
    What is the next step in performance improvisation? Find out during showings of "Improv Evolution" at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $12. Additional showings of the format happen weekends through Sept. 21.
    Upfront Theatre :: 33-8855 or http://www.theupfront.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
  • 9:00am Fall Harvest Craft Show 
    Support local artisans and crafters as they display and sell their works of art at a 13th annual Fall Harvest Craft Show taking place from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday at the Blaine Senior Center and Pavilion, 763 G St. There will also be a BSC bake sale, and lunch will be available to purchase.
    Blaine Senior Center and Pavilion :: ww.blaineseniorcenter.com
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Fundraising Run 
    Sign up for a "5K Run Fundraiser for Taizha Marquez" starting at 9am at Blaine Marine Park, 272 Marine Dr. Taizha was diagnosed with a rare vascular disease and is unable to work. Her husband is working about 72 hours per week while also taking care of their three daughters, all under the age of 6. This is a family event for all ages and will include a Kids Fun Run and more. Donations are greatly appreciated (money, clothes, food, payment towards bills, etc.).
    Blaine Marine Park :: http://www.blainechamber.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 - 3:00pm Compete for a Cause 
    The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center hosts its 13th annual "Compete for a Cause" cribbage tournament from 9am-3pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. There will be mimosas in the morning, a food truck in the afternoon, and the beer garden will be open all day. Live music and raffles take will take place throughout the event. Entry to the fundraiser is $20-$30.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.whatcomdrc.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 - 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 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 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 - 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 - 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
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Burlington's Bounty Exhibit Opening 
    Come listen to and share your own stories of Burlington’'s bounty from the land when the newly formed Burlington Historical Society hosts the opening of a new history exhibit, "Burlington's Bounty: Our Farming Heritage," at 10:30am at the Burlington Visitors Information Center, 520 E. Fairhaven Ave. The focus of the exhibit will be the potato, berry and dairy industries. Steve Sakuma, Lyle Wesen, and local family farmers of the renowned Olympia Marsh area will be the featured speakers. Entry is free.
    Burlington Visitors Information Center :: http://www.burlington-chamber.com
  • 10:30am - 12:30pm Arch of Healing Ceremony 
    All are invited to celebrate diversity at an Arch of Healing Ceremony taking place from 10:30am-12:30pm on the lawn of the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Six new "welcome" plaques at the base of the arch have been added in different languages--including Polish, Croatian, Persian, Lesotho, Filipino, and Lebanese. The goal is to add 100 more languages in the future.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.archofhealing.org
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Cemetery Tours 
    The Lynden Pioneer Museum presents "A Walk Back in Time" tour from 11am-12pm at the Lynden Cemetery, 1975 Front St. Tour guides will explore the history of the city, burial practices and symbology used on many headstones. Entry is free; additional tours happen Saturdays through Sept. 28.
    Lynden Cemetery :: (360) 354-3675
  • 11:00am - 6:00pm Skagit River Salmon Festival 
    Learn about the watershed and ways you can help protect it and celebrate the return of the fish at the annual Skagit River Salmon Festival from 11am-6pm in Mount Vernon at Edgewater Park, 600 Behrens Millett Rd. The fun family festival will feature information by more than 25 environmental agencies and nature groups. raptor shows, jazz, bluegrass, folk, and Latin music, food trucks, arts and crafts, local beer and wine, and lots of activities for kids. Entry is $5 (free for those under 18).
    Edgewater Park :: http://www.skagitriverfest.org
  • 12:00pm - 7:00pm Bellhaven Jazz Festival 
    The ninth annual Bellhaven Jazz Festival takes place from 12pm-7pm in Everson at Samson Estates Winery, 1861 Van Dyk Rd. In addition to sets by the Dmitri Matheny/Ed Dunsavage Quartet, Mark Lewis Quartet, Blues Union, and Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto, there will be food, beverages and seating on site. Feel free to bring picnics and your own seating. Entry is $$10-$17.
    Samson Estates Winery :: http://www.jazzproject.org
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Washington's Undiscovered Feminists 
    Commemorate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage at a "Washington's Undiscovered Feminists" presentation from 1pm-2:30pm in La Conner at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. Writer Mayumi Tsutakawa presents five “woman warriors” in journalism and the arts whose inspiring stories reach back to the early years of our region--including photographer Imogen Cunningham, jazz musician Ruby Bishop, artist Priscilla Chong Jue, journalist Anna Louise Strong, and linguist Vi Hilbert. Entry is free; please register online.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm Travel Talk 
    Check out the areas of Surabaya and Semarang and discover the active volcano Mount Bromo, Borobudur Buddhist Temple, and Prambanan Hindu Temple at a "Travel to Indonesia" presentation with Lawrence Pang at 2pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Entry is free.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm Curator's Gallery Tour 
    Join Amy Chaloupka, Curator of Art, for an inside look at a new exhibit opening today--"Wanted: Ed Bereal for Disturbing the Peace"--at a Curator's Gallery Tour from 1:30pm-2:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Chaloupka will share insight into Bellingham-based artist Ed Bereal’s work, techniques and themes. Entry is included with admission.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Traditional Jazz 
    The Bellingham Dixieland All Stars will perform New Orleans/Dixieland music at the Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society's monthly concert and dance from 2pm-5pm at the VFW Hall, 625 N. State St. Entry is $6-$12.
    VFW Hall :: (360) 371-7030 or http://www.bellinghamjazz.com
  • 2:00pm - 7:00pm Generation Celebration 
    Generations Early Learning and Family Center, a nonprofit intergenerational childcare center serving old and young alike, will host its seventh annual fundraiser, "Generation Celebration," from 2pm-7pm at the Barkley Village Green, 2215 Rimland Dr. Attendees at the family-friendly event can listen to the sounds of Baby Cakes and more, play carnival games, bid on items in the silent auction, and enjoy food and beverages from Aslan Brewing Co. and Kombucha Town. Admission is $12 (free for kids 12 and under).
    Barkley Village Green :: http://www.intergenchildcare.com
  • 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
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm Pitcher Perfect Opening Reception 
    An opening reception for "Pitcher Perfect" occurs from 3pm-6pm at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. The exhibit juried by Deborah Schwartzkopf includes works by invited artists Linda Christianson, Adam Field, and Simon Levin.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 3:30pm - 7:00pm Haller and Vallee Artist Talk and Reception 
    Attend an Artist Talk with painter Patty Haller and sculptor Andrew Vallee at 3:30pm in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. An opening reception takes place from 5pm-7pm, and the exhibit can be viewed through Sept. 29.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm Dive In Reception 
    View a variety of abstract interpretations via the group show "Dive In" at an opening reception from 4pm-8pm in Edison at Hadrian Art Gallery, 5717 Gilkey Ave. This exhibition will showcase a variety of abstract interpretations. The exhibit shows through Sept. 29 and will include a wide range of media, including painting, photography, fused glass sculpture, pigment infused resin pours, and ink drawings.
    Hadrian Aart Gallery :: http://www.facebook.com/EdisonWA5717
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Drie Chapek Reception 
    Attend an opening reception for abstract expressionistic painter Drie Chapek's solo show from 4pm-6pm in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. Her works will show throughout the month, and the artist will give a talk at 4pm Sat., Sept. 21.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm An Appetite for Life 
    Adria Libolt shares ideas from her book Food: An Appetite for Life at 4pm in Lynden at Village Books, 430 Front St. Libolt's new book suggests that our hunger for food is a longing for goodness. The tome is a collection of humorous experiences and reflective essays illustrating how hunger for food is part of a longing for abundance and goodness of life.
    Village Books :: : http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 5:30pm - 9:30pm Brigadoon Service Dogs Auction and Dinner 
    Brigadoon Service Dogs will host its 15th annual Auction and Dinner from 5:30pm-9:30pm at Four Points by Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Dr. The fundraiser helps provide service dogs for veterans and adults and children with physical and mental disabilities. Entry is $85.
    Four Points by Sheraton :: http://www.brigadoondogs.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Side Life 
    Find out what happens after a down-on-his-luck young tech entrepreneur forced out of the software company he started takes a job house-sitting an ultramodern Seattle mansion whose owner has gone missing when Steve Toutonghi reads from Side Life at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
    Village Books :: : http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 10:30pm Folk Dance Party 
    Move to the music of Osem i Devet at a Folk Dance Party focusing on Balkan dance from 7:30pm-10:30pm at the Squalicum Yacht Club, 2633 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Suggested donation is $15 to help pay the band and for the venue.
    Squalicum Yacht Club :: (360) 380-0456
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