Week of September 15, 2019

Sunday, September 15 23 events
  • All Day Whatcom Water Week 
    Tours of local water and waste water treatment plants, a "Run with the Chums," self-guided stormwater discovery tours, salmon-sighting with NSEA, coastal cleanups at Locust Beach and Semiahmoo Spit, a screening of Mr. Toilet, neighborhood stream tours, work parties, SeaFeat and more will be part of the annual Whatcom Water Week from Sept. 14-21 at venues throughout Whatcom County. Most events celebrating our local water resources are free; some require pre-registration. See a full listing online.
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Sustainable Connections hosts its annual Eat Local Month through September. Upcoming events include a Find the Fork contest happening through the month, SeaFeast (Sept. 21-22), and locally-focused specials at nearly 20 area restaurants. Community members are also encouraged to share their local food stories and experiences and submit them to social media throughout the month of September for chances to win amazing locavore prizes.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • 2:00pm 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
  • 10:00am Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open 10am until sunset daily through Saturday at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. The venue will be open Sept. 21-22 and 28-29 before pulling in their boats for the season. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.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 will be accepted at Whatcom County libraries or online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 3:00pm Willie Wonka iin Smell-O-Vision 
    Forte Chocolates will team up for viewings of Willie Wonka in Smell-O-Vision at 3pm Saturday and Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $8-$10.50 to the annual screening of the 1971 family-friendly musical.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:30pm Murder at the Manor 
    Anacortes Community Theatre presents Murder at the Manor at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the ACT Annex, 1020 11th St. The two act murder-mystery play is audience-interactive, and features a different “murderer” for each performance. “Detectives” from the audience will be selected to ask the eight “suspects” questions. The event is rated PG-13, and tickets are $10.
  • 7:30pm And Then There Were None 
    Find out what happens after 10 strangers with wicked pasts and big secrets are summoned to a remote island when Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None opens this weekend at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$16 to see the thrilling murder mystery. Additional showings happen through Sept. 29.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 12:00pm Imagine Music and Arts Festival 
    Live music from around the world, a variety of performers, visual artists, workshops and more will be part of the annual Imagine Music and Arts Festival kicking off at 12pm Friday and continuing until Sunday afternoon at Orcas Island's Doe Bay Resort, 107 Doe Bay Rd. Tickets are $50-$225.
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Sedro-Woolley Community Breakfast 
    Eggs to order, omelets, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, French toast and more can be had at a monthly Community Breakfast happening from 8am-11am in Sedro-Woolley at American Legion Post #43, 701 Murdock St. Entry is $5 for kids, $7 for adults.
    American Legion Post #43 :: http://www.sedro-woolley.com
  • 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
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Gangspil 
    Expect to hear everything from wild polkas and jigs to lyrical waltzes, fiery reels and happy hopsas when Gangspil performs at 2pm at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. These lively musicians perform old dance tunes and songs from every corner of their Scandinavian home country, and promise a good time. Suggested donation is $18 at the door.
    Nancy's Farm :: http://www.nancysfarm.com
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Beatlemanie/Beatlemedia 
    Explore the Fab Four's drive, strong management and ingenious production, and the arrival of new media that was opening opportunities to reach enormous audiences, when cultural cultural and media historian Lance Rhoades presents "Beatlemania/Beatlemedia: How Talent, Timing, and Technology Created the World's Biggest Musical Sensation" at 2pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Confident City Cycling Class 
    Smart Trips will host a Confident City Cycling Class from 2pm-4pm starting at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, 2901 Squalicum Pkwy. In the classroom, learn more about roadway positioning, moving through intersections, choosing good routes, putting your bike on the bus, and more. A short ride to test out your new skills will follow. Fees are $25; please register in advance.
    PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center :: http://www.whatcomsmarttrips.org
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Chinese Moon Festival 
    Celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival from 3pm-5pm at the Bloedel Donovan Park gymnasium, 2114 Electric Ave. The event features Mei Hua Chinese School students, performances by local dance and martial arts groups, crafts for kids, and a silent auction. Entry is free.
    Bloedel Donovan :: http://www.meihuaschool.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Clyde Ford Book Launch 
    Attend a launch party for local author Clyde Ford's book Think Black at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In this thought-provoking and heartbreaking memoir, the award-winning author tells the story of his father, John Stanley Ford, the first Black software engineer in America. Think Black reveals how racism at IBM insidiously affected his father’s view of himself and their relationship. In addition to a presentation by the author, the event will include music by Swil Kanim and Skip Wiliams and Soul Shadows. The first 75 people to pre-purchase a copy of the book can attend a pre-event reception at 3pm at Evolve Chocolate + Cafe.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm A father, a son and the technology giant between them 
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Steve Hofstetter 
    Lauded standup comedian Steve Hofstetter bring a no-holds-barred set to Bellingham for a 7pm performance at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. One of YouTube's most popular comics with more than 100 million views, Hofstetter is also the host of Finding Babe Ruth on FS1 and has been on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Tickets are $30.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.eventbrite.com
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Vaudevillingham 
    Attend the Bellingham Circus Guild's monthly uncensored variety show, “Vaudevillingham,” at 7pm (family-friendly) and 9pm (almost anything goes) performances at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., suite #102. Expect to see everything from aerial performances to dance, comedy, magic, juggling, burlesque and more. Both novice and veteran performers are welcome to share their talents. Suggested donation is $5-$10.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Diana Krall 
    Lauded jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall kicks off the Mount Baker Theatre's 2019/2020 season with a 7pm at the historic performance venue at 104 N. Commercial St. Krall will showcase her considerable gifts as a vocalist in a bold and beautiful way and mesmerize the audience as she delivers her take on the American Songbook. Tickets are $67-$136 (and are likely sold out).
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
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Monday, September 16 6 events
  • All Day Whatcom Water Week 
    Tours of local water and waste water treatment plants, a "Run with the Chums," self-guided stormwater discovery tours, salmon-sighting with NSEA, coastal cleanups at Locust Beach and Semiahmoo Spit, a screening of Mr. Toilet, neighborhood stream tours, work parties, SeaFeat and more will be part of the annual Whatcom Water Week from Sept. 14-21 at venues throughout Whatcom County. Most events celebrating our local water resources are free; some require pre-registration. See a full listing online.
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Sustainable Connections hosts its annual Eat Local Month through September. Upcoming events include a Find the Fork contest happening through the month, SeaFeast (Sept. 21-22), and locally-focused specials at nearly 20 area restaurants. Community members are also encouraged to share their local food stories and experiences and submit them to social media throughout the month of September for chances to win amazing locavore prizes.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Anything Goes Arts and Crafts 
    Get crafty with a different staff-curated project as you engage with community members in a low-pressure environment at a monthly "Anything Goes Arts and Crafts" meeting from 10:30am-11:30am at the Sumas Library, 461 2nd St. Today's focus will be on wire and beads; all necessary materials and basic instruction will be provided. Entry is free.
    Sumas Library :: (360) 988-2501
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm 'Hamster Church with Brad Lockhart 
    Echoes Bellingham hosts a "Conversation with Brad Lockhart, Bellingham's Flag Guy," as part of its 'Hamster Church lineup from 6:30pm-8pm at the Old Parish Hall, 2116 Walnut St. Expect a fun, lighthearted public conversation with Lockhart that will focus on flag design and his stories around flag-making. Attendees will hear about how the whole flag thing got its start, as well as other designs that Brad has done and is planning. Entry is by donation.
    Old Parish Hall :: http://www.echoesbellingham.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of the weekly Poetrynight can sign up starting at 6:30pm at the Alternative Library, 519 E. Maple St. Readings begin at 7pm. Entry to the all-ages event is by donation.
    Alternative Library :: http://www.blog.poetrynight.org
  • 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 17 8 events
  • All Day Whatcom Water Week 
    Tours of local water and waste water treatment plants, a "Run with the Chums," self-guided stormwater discovery tours, salmon-sighting with NSEA, coastal cleanups at Locust Beach and Semiahmoo Spit, a screening of Mr. Toilet, neighborhood stream tours, work parties, SeaFeat and more will be part of the annual Whatcom Water Week from Sept. 14-21 at venues throughout Whatcom County. Most events celebrating our local water resources are free; some require pre-registration. See a full listing online.
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Sustainable Connections hosts its annual Eat Local Month through September. Upcoming events include a Find the Fork contest happening through the month, SeaFeast (Sept. 21-22), and locally-focused specials at nearly 20 area restaurants. Community members are also encouraged to share their local food stories and experiences and submit them to social media throughout the month of September for chances to win amazing locavore prizes.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Grizzly Boy 
    Kids in grades K-5 are invited to laugh out loud with local author Barbara Davis-Pyles as she reads her book Grizzly Boy at 3pm at the Point Roberts Library, 1431 Gulf Rd. In the tome, Theo decides that he's not Theo anymore, he's Grizzly Boy, and everyone knows that grizzly bears run wild and free. They don't wear clothes, and they certainly don't go to school! A bear craft will follow.
    Point Roberts Library :: (360) 945-6545
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Cook It and Book It 
    Students in grades 4-7 can meet up for cooking and book-related fun at a monthly "Cook It and Book It" gathering from 3:30pm-5pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. If whipping up something tasty to eat and talking about books interests your kids, have them check it out.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm Community Conversations Book Club 
    Attend a limited-run book group, "Community Conversations," at 5pm at Village Books. Inspired by Unity Village--a temporary tiny home community for the homeless in Bellingham and Whatcom County--today's topic of discussion will be Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. The group will meet through April (except in December) on the third Tuesday of the month.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 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
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Books on Tap 
    Deming Library staff will lead a "Books on Tap" discussion focusing on Leif Whittaker's My Old Man and the Mountain from 7pm-8:30pm at the North Fork Brewery, 6186 Mt. Baker Hwy. The book is the WCLS "Read & Share" selection. The countywide book group was created to celebrate 75 years of sharing stories. Read it and hear the author share his story at special events this fall.
    North Fork Brewery :: (360) 592-2422
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterward.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: safdancers@hotmail.com
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Wednesday, September 18 11 events
  • 10:00am Whatcom Water Week 
    Whatcom Water Week concludes with Wednesday through Sunday with neighborhood stream tours at Squalicum and Whatcom creeks, a City of Lynden Water Treatment Plant tour, Bellingham Water Treatment and Wastewater Plant tours, a Maple Creek Reach tour with Whatcom Land Trust, storytelling events, a Whatcom Creek Work Party, salmon sighting and a Nooksack River walk with NSEA, and more. See the full list of events online.
  • All Day Whatcom Water Week 
    Tours of local water and waste water treatment plants, a "Run with the Chums," self-guided stormwater discovery tours, salmon-sighting with NSEA, coastal cleanups at Locust Beach and Semiahmoo Spit, a screening of Mr. Toilet, neighborhood stream tours, work parties, SeaFeat and more will be part of the annual Whatcom Water Week from Sept. 14-21 at venues throughout Whatcom County. Most events celebrating our local water resources are free; some require pre-registration. See a full listing online.
  • 10:00am Eat Local Month 
    Sustainable Connections hosts its annual Eat Local Month through September. Upcoming events include a Find the Fork contest happening through the month, SeaFeast (Sept. 21-22), and locally-focused specials at nearly 20 area restaurants. Community members are also encouraged to share their local food stories and experiences and submit them to social media throughout the month of September for chances to win amazing locavore prizes.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • 2:00pm - 6:00pm Wednesday Farmers Market 
    Attend the Bellingham Farmers Market's Wednesday Market from 2pm-6pm at the Barkley Village Green, 2215 Rimland Dr. The midweek market continues through September.
    Barkley Village Green :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 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 - 8:30pm Creekside Open Mic 
    Sign up to read your poetry and prose or play music—or simply listen in—at a Creekside Open Mic starting at 6:30pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court, Gate 2. Entry to the monthly event is free.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Brad Shigeta Quintet 
    Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center presents a concert with the Brad Shigeta Quintet from 7pm-9pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Rooted in the golden age of the big band jazz era, the trombonist entertains and delights his audiences with deep understanding of swing. Entry will be $5-$10 at the door.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts, :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Disruptive Play 
    Writer, musician and educator Shepherd Seigel shares ideas from Disruptive Play: The Trickster in Politics and Culture at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book journeys from ancient folkloric appearances of Tricksters such as Raven and Èṣù-Elegba, to their confined role in Western civilization, and then on to Trickster’s 20th century jailbreak as led by dada and the hippies.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Native Plant Seed Propagation Basics 
    Join the local chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society for a monthly meeting focusing on "Native Plant Seed Propagation Basics" at 7pm at the RE Store's Sustainable Living Center, 2309 Meridian St. A Seed Exchange will follow. Bring native plant seeds you would like to share, and provide information on species names, and collection date and location. The chapter will provide coin envelopes for portioning out seeds, and labels. Entry is free and open to the public.
    Sustainable Living Center :: http://www.wnpskoma.org
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Thursday, September 19 15 events
  • 10:00am Eat Local Month 
    The annual Eat Local Month continues through September. Upcoming events include a Find the Fork contest happening through the month, SeaFeast (Sept. 21-22), and locally-focused specials at nearly 20 area restaurants. Community members are also encouraged to share their local food stories and experiences and submit them to social media throughout the month of September for chances to win amazing locavore prizes.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • 7:30pm And Then There Were None 
    Find out what happens after 10 strangers with wicked pasts and big secrets are summoned to a remote island when Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None continues this weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$16 to see the thrilling murder mystery. Additional showings happen Sep. 26-29.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • All Day Whatcom Water Week 
    Whatcom Water Week concludes with Wednesday through Sunday with neighborhood stream tours at Squalicum and Whatcom creeks, a City of Lynden Water Treatment Plant tour, Bellingham Water Treatment and Wastewater Plant tours, a Maple Creek Reach tour with Whatcom Land Trust, storytelling events, a Whatcom Creek Work Party, salmon sighting and a Nooksack River walk with NSEA, and more. See the full list of events online.
  • 7:30pm Tuesdays with Morrie and On Approval 
    Learn more about a weekly pilgrimage that leads to a class in the meaning of life at showings of Tuesdays with Morrie at 7:30pm Thursday and 2pm Saturday in Lynden at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. At 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday, view On Approval, a comedy of manners involving a widow and a man who's been in love with her for years. Tickets are $10-$14; the plays show in repertory through Oct. 6.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 7:00pm Singin' in the Rain, Jr. 
    View Singin' in the Rain, Jr. at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday at the auditorium at Ferndale High School, 5630 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets are $8 to see the one-hour version of the famed stage musical.
    Ferndale High School :: (360) 820-5443
  • All Day Whatcom Water Week 
    Tours of local water and waste water treatment plants, a "Run with the Chums," self-guided stormwater discovery tours, salmon-sighting with NSEA, coastal cleanups at Locust Beach and Semiahmoo Spit, a screening of Mr. Toilet, neighborhood stream tours, work parties, SeaFeat and more will be part of the annual Whatcom Water Week from Sept. 14-21 at venues throughout Whatcom County. Most events celebrating our local water resources are free; some require pre-registration. See a full listing online.
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Dig Deep 
    Share growing tips and get your gardening questions answered at the final "Dig Deep" event of the summer from 3pm-5pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. No experience is necessary; tools and gloves will be provided.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Native Plant Stewardship Course 
    Members of the Washington Native Plant Society are invited to sign up for a free Native Plant Stewardship course starting tonight from 6pm-8:30pm at the Bloedel Beach Pavilion, 1124 Electric Ave. The class continues Thursday evenings through Oct. 24 (with a few Saturday field trips). Please register in advance.
    Bloedel Beach Pavilion :: http://www.wnps.org or jimevans@centurytel.net
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Medicare 101 Presentation 
    Attend a free "Medicare 101" presentation from 6pm-7pm at Summit Place Assisted Living, 2901 Connelly Ave. Attendees can expect to receive general information and helpful knowledge surrounding the Medicare system and process.
    Summit Place Assisted Living :: (360) 738-8447
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Nuclear Power and Weapons 
    "Nuclear Power and Weapons: Promise & Perils" will be the focus of a dynamic and engaging presentation with Dr. Sandy Lawrence from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Dr. Lawrence has been studying environmental and energy issues since the 1970s, when he was an undergraduate at Stanford.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Hass 
    Scottish fiddling master Alasdair Fraser will be joined by brilliant cellist Natalie Hass for a 7pm performance at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The duo spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy, and have been thrilling audiences internationally for the past 16 years with their virtuosic playing. Tickets are $32.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Namibia Travelogue 
    "Amazing Namibia" will be the focus of a Bellingham Parks and Rec Travelogue with Lawrence Wong from 7pm-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect. Recently, Wong traveled on a 23-day photographic guided trip to Namibia and Victoria Falls, and will share photos and videos from his trip. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm From Sabotage to Support 
    Joy L. Wiggins, Ph.D., shares ideas from the new book she co-wrote with Kami J. Anderson, From Sabotage to Support: A New Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book offers vital strategies for not only working women, but also for business leaders who want to understand patriarchy’s toll and learn how to create an inclusive, diverse and better working environment for everyone. Along with research, interviews, actions and tools, chapters feature candid conversations between the authors on the ways race, privilege and power play out in their own lives, work and friendship.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. There is teaching early in the evening, and no experience or partner is necessary as most dances are line or circle dances. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors can attend for free.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:30pm - 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 "Improvised Twilight Zone." Entry is $8 for the early show, $5 for the late one.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
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Friday, September 20 25 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    The annual Eat Local Month continues through September. Upcoming events include a Find the Fork contest happening through the month, SeaFeast (Sept. 21-22), and locally-focused specials at nearly 20 area restaurants. Community members are also encouraged to share their local food stories and experiences and submit them to social media throughout the month of September for chances to win amazing locavore prizes.
    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 will be accepted at Whatcom County libraries or online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • All Day And Then There Were None 
    Find out what happens after 10 strangers with wicked pasts and big secrets are summoned to a remote island when Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None continues this weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$16 to see the thrilling murder mystery. Additional showings happen Sep. 26-29.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 8:00pm Miss Fitts 
    The duo Figmentally presents the theatrical circus comedy Miss Fitts at 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Circus Guild's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. The shows combining circus arts, magic, puppetry, juggling and artistic dance follow Miss Fitts, a befuddled and daydreaming seamstress who is about to have her world turned upside down by a quirky new client, Sir Tinnly. Tickets are $15-$20 (free for kids).
  • All Day Whatcom Water Week 
    Whatcom Water Week concludes with Wednesday through Sunday with neighborhood stream tours at Squalicum and Whatcom creeks, a City of Lynden Water Treatment Plant tour, Bellingham Water Treatment and Wastewater Plant tours, a Maple Creek Reach tour with Whatcom Land Trust, storytelling events, a Whatcom Creek Work Party, salmon sighting and a Nooksack River walk with NSEA, and more. See the full list of events online.
  • All Day Tuesdays with Morrie and On Approval 
    Learn more about a weekly pilgrimage that leads to a class in the meaning of life at showings of Tuesdays with Morrie at 7:30pm Thursday and 2pm Saturday in Lynden at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. At 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday, view On Approval, a comedy of manners involving a widow and a man who's been in love with her for years. Tickets are $10-$14; the plays show in repertory through Oct. 6.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.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.
    Upfront Theatre :: 33-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 6:30pm The Cody Rivers Show presents Baderson 
    The Cody Rivers Show presents Baderson at 6:30pm and 8:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. In addition to Mike Mathieu and Andrew Connor, the show will feature four other actors seated onstage for an improvised storytelling format that brings entertainment back to basics and imagination to new levels. The one-weekend run is also being recorded for a future podcast. Tickets are $10-$12; advance purchase is highly recommended.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm Godlike 
    Experience a modern twist on ancient legends when Godlike opens this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. In the original comedy written by Rosalind Reynolds, the Greek heroes are finally home from Troy, but their reentry to domestic life hasn't been easy. Luckily, an unconventional therapist is willing to help them sort things out.. Tickets are $6-$12; additional performances happen Sept. 26-28.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: 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
  • 5:00pm Whatcom Museum Tag Sale 
    Beat the crowds for the 14th annual Tag Sale by purchasing tickets for a Preview Party happening from 5pm-7pm Friday at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. Tickets are $20. From 9am-4pm Saturday, no fee will be required to peruse a wide selection of fine art, china, jewelry, holiday décor, small furnishings and household items. Proceeds from the sale and Preview Party benefit Museum programs and exhibitions.
    Syre Education Center :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 9:00am Skagit County Garage Sale 
    More than 150 vendors will show and sell their wares at the 27th annual Fall Skagit County Garage Sale taking place from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 W. Taylor St. A car show, live music, food and more will be part of the fun. Entry is $3.
    Skagit County Fairgrounds :: http://www.skagitcounty.net
  • All Day Singin' in the Rain, Jr. 
    View Singin' in the Rain, Jr. at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday at the auditorium at Ferndale High School, 5630 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets are $8 to see the one-hour version of the famed stage musical.
    Ferndale High School :: (360) 820-5443
  • All Day Whatcom Water Week 
    Tours of local water and waste water treatment plants, a "Run with the Chums," self-guided stormwater discovery tours, salmon-sighting with NSEA, coastal cleanups at Locust Beach and Semiahmoo Spit, a screening of Mr. Toilet, neighborhood stream tours, work parties, SeaFeat and more will be part of the annual Whatcom Water Week from Sept. 14-21 at venues throughout Whatcom County. Most events celebrating our local water resources are free; some require pre-registration. See a full listing online.
  • 9:00am - 1:00pm Student warriors march for climate justice 
  • 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
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Voter Registration Event 
    The League of Women Voters will host a Voter Registration event from 11am-1pm 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
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Books and Bites 
    Bring your lunch if you'd like and join a monthly "Books and Bites" group to discuss Leif Whittaker's My Old Man and the Mountain from 1pm-2:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Read the book and hear the author share his story at special events this fall as part of Read & Share, a countywide book group.
    Blaine Library :: http://www.wcls.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 - 8:30pm Family Story Night 
    Bellingham Storyteller's Guild members will lead an hour of coaching and an introduction to the craft at 6pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. At 7pm, Family Story Night will commence. The free events are appropriate for ages 6 to adult.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 714-9631
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Open Mic Night 
    All levels and forms of artistic expression are welcome at an all-ages Open Mic Night taking place from 6pm-8pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Performers can sign up at the door.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Downriver 
    As part of the Nature of Writing series, award-winning journalist Heather Hansman will share ideas from Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Hansman chronicles the history and contemporary problem of water usage along the Green River, the major tributary of the Colorado River. She tells the story from the river itself as she paddles the Green from source to confluence interviewing farmers, government officials and activists along the way.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Trivia Night Fundraiser 
    Dinner, beverages and a silent auction will be part of a Trivia Night fundraiser starting at 7pm in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $50.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm The mystery and the mania 
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Edgar Allan 
    The Coldharts present their original two-person musical, Edgar Allan, for one night only at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The dark comedy follows a preadolescent Edgar Allan Poe in his first year at English boarding school as he seeks to gain academic ascendancy over the student body. Tickets are $15 to attend the award-winning play.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.firehouseperformingarts.com
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  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    The annual Eat Local Month continues through September. Upcoming events include a Find the Fork contest happening through the month, SeaFeast (Sept. 21-22), and locally-focused specials at nearly 20 area restaurants. Community members are also encouraged to share their local food stories and experiences and submit them to social media throughout the month of September for chances to win amazing locavore prizes.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.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 will be accepted at Whatcom County libraries or online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.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
  • 10:00am Boating Center Fall Hours 
    Bellingham’s Community Boating Center will be open 10am until sunset weekends only through October 13 at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. The Boating Center will be closed for the season beginning October 14. Stay tuned for fall and winter indoor classes.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Miss Fitts 
    The duo Figmentally presents the theatrical circus comedy Miss Fitts at 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Circus Guild's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. The shows combining circus arts, magic, puppetry, juggling and artistic dance follow Miss Fitts, a befuddled and daydreaming seamstress who is about to have her world turned upside down by a quirky new client, Sir Tinnly. Tickets are $15-$20 (free for kids).
  • All Day And Then There Were None 
    Find out what happens after 10 strangers with wicked pasts and big secrets are summoned to a remote island when Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None continues this weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$16 to see the thrilling murder mystery. Additional showings happen Sep. 26-29.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • All Day Whatcom Water Week 
    Whatcom Water Week concludes with Wednesday through Sunday with neighborhood stream tours at Squalicum and Whatcom creeks, a City of Lynden Water Treatment Plant tour, Bellingham Water Treatment and Wastewater Plant tours, a Maple Creek Reach tour with Whatcom Land Trust, storytelling events, a Whatcom Creek Work Party, salmon sighting and a Nooksack River walk with NSEA, and more. See the full list of events online.
  • All Day Tuesdays with Morrie and On Approval 
    Learn more about a weekly pilgrimage that leads to a class in the meaning of life at showings of Tuesdays with Morrie at 7:30pm Thursday and 2pm Saturday in Lynden at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. At 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday, view On Approval, a comedy of manners involving a widow and a man who's been in love with her for years. Tickets are $10-$14; the plays show in repertory through Oct. 6.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 8:00am Hamster Endurance Runs 
    The eighth annual "Hamster Endurance Runs" begin at 8am Saturday at Lake Padden Park, 4882 Samish Way. Runners can choose from 6-, 12-, 24- and 32-hour options, and run laps around Lake Padden during that time period. Both seasoned ultra-runners as well as first-timers looking for a new challenge are welcome. Entry is $75-$190.
  • 6:00pm Homeless for a Night 
    The sixth annual "Homeless for a Night" fundraiser starts at 6pm in Bow at Allen United Methodist Church, 16775 Allen West Rd. Attendees will experience a tiny taste of what homelessness feels like while raising money for Family Promise at the same time. Before turning in for the night--you'll be sleeping in your car or under the stars--there will be a pizza party, live music, refreshments and more. Donuts and coffee will be available in the morning.
    Allen United Methodist Church :: ww.homelessforanite.myevent.com
  • 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.
    Upfront Theatre :: 33-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 6:30pm The Cody Rivers Show presents Baderson 
    The Cody Rivers Show presents Baderson at 6:30pm and 8:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. In addition to Mike Mathieu and Andrew Connor, the show will feature four other actors seated onstage for an improvised storytelling format that brings entertainment back to basics and imagination to new levels. The one-weekend run is also being recorded for a future podcast. Tickets are $10-$12; advance purchase is highly recommended.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm Godlike 
    Experience a modern twist on ancient legends when Godlike opens this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. In the original comedy written by Rosalind Reynolds, the Greek heroes are finally home from Troy, but their reentry to domestic life hasn't been easy. Luckily, an unconventional therapist is willing to help them sort things out.. Tickets are $6-$12; additional performances happen Sept. 26-28.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: 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
  • 9:00am Skagit County Garage Sale 
    More than 150 vendors will show and sell their wares at the 27th annual Fall Skagit County Garage Sale taking place from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 W. Taylor St. A car show, live music, food and more will be part of the fun. Entry is $3.
    Skagit County Fairgrounds :: http://www.skagitcounty.net
  • 5:00pm Whatcom Museum Tag Sale 
    Beat the crowds for the 14th annual Tag Sale by purchasing tickets for a Preview Party happening from 5pm-7pm Friday at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. Tickets are $20. From 9am-4pm Saturday, no fee will be required to peruse a wide selection of fine art, china, jewelry, holiday décor, small furnishings and household items. Proceeds from the sale and Preview Party benefit Museum programs and exhibitions.
    Syre Education Center :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:00pm Singin' in the Rain, Jr. 
    View Singin' in the Rain, Jr. at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday at the auditorium at Ferndale High School, 5630 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets are $8 to see the one-hour version of the famed stage musical.
    Ferndale High School :: (360) 820-5443
  • 10:00am Whatcom Water Week 
    Tours of local water and waste water treatment plants, a "Run with the Chums," self-guided stormwater discovery tours, salmon-sighting with NSEA, coastal cleanups at Locust Beach and Semiahmoo Spit, a screening of Mr. Toilet, neighborhood stream tours, work parties, SeaFeat and more will be part of the annual Whatcom Water Week from Sept. 14-21 at venues throughout Whatcom County. Most events celebrating our local water resources are free; some require pre-registration. See a full listing online.
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Pancake Breakfast 
    Choose from pancakes, French toast, or biscuits and gravy at a Pancake Breakfast taking place from 8am-11am at the Ferndale Senior Center, 1999 Cherry St. (next to Pioneer Park). Entry is $2.50 for kids and $6 for adults and includes scrambled eggs, ham or sausage, and beverages.
    Ferndale Senior Center :: (360) 384-6244
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Twin Sisters Farmers Markets 
    Affordable, Whatcom County-grown produce can be procured at the Twin Sisters Farmers Market from 9am-3pm at the IGA parking lot on Nugent's Corner, and 10am-2pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. The markets continue Saturdays through October.
    North Fork Library :: http://www.twinsistersmarket.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market 
    Find fresh produce and much more at the 30th season of the Anacortes Farmers Market happening from 9am-2pm Saturdays through Oct. 26 at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave.
    Depot Arts Center :: ww.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Mount Vernon Farmers Market2333 
    Attend the Mount Vernon Farmers Market from 9am-2pm Saturdays through Oct. 12 at the city's Riverwalk Park, 509 S. Main St. The market supports local farmers and growers in a family-friendly environment that offers fresh, healthy food including locally grown produce and baked goods.
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Mindful Meditation and Combining Food Wisely 
    "Mindful Meditation and Combining Food Wisely" will be the focus of a workshop with Bharti Nagal from 9am-2pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. The class will begin with mindful meditation and yoga, followed by a cooking lesson that delves into skillful and healthful food combining based on Ayurvedic principles. Bharti will show you to make your favorite smoothie with right food combination followed by a wholesome meal (vegetable curry, rice, sweet delight) and will explain how to avoid incompatible food combinations in your daily life. Fees are $75.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm Giant Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-Off 
    Attend the annual Giant Pumpkin Festival and Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off from 9am-4pm in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Compete for a cash prize for the biggest pumpkin--last year's weighed in at more than 1,300 pounds--and the Howard Dill Award for prettiest pumpkin, and be sure to bring your exhibition veggies and sunflowers. Additional events include a hay maze, carnival games, a "Bats Incredible" class, a beer garden, pony rides and more.
    Christianson's Nursery :: http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
  • 10:00am - 6:00pm Purls & Pop-Ups Yarn Crawl 
    Knitters, crocheters and other fiber artists are encouraged to travel to participating yarn stores to explore and discover new yarn and crafting accessories at the third annual "Purls & Pop-Ups: Whatcom County Yarn Crawl" happening from 10am-6pm at Apple Yarns and Northwest Yarns in Bellingham, and Wear on Earth in Lynden. The event will include a presentation of popular new fall yarns, a sale of knitted and crocheted shop samples, and a prize drawing for one of three gift baskets filled with products from sponsors. Pop-up shops include hand-dyed yarns and other products from Violet Valentine, Whiskey Knits, PolyStitchery, Forbidden Fiber Co., Seattle Sky Dyeworks, and Fiber & Flame.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.purlsandpopups.com
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! 
    Check out exhibits for free today at the Bellingham Railway Museum, La Conner's Skagit County Historical Museum, and the Whatcom Museum of History and Art as part of "Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!" Participating museums from around the country participate in the annual event, which is free but requires a Museum Day Live! ticket.
  • 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 - 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 - 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
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Persistence of Light 
    John Hoyte reads from his memoir Persistence of Light at 10:30am at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. The book recounts Hoyte's uncommon life adventure--from his childhood in China to a Japanese prison camp in World War ll, to leading a British expedition over the Alps with an elephant, to being an entrepreneur and inventor in Silicon Valley.
    Lynden Library :: 360) 354-4883
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Your Life is a Story Writer's Group 
    Focus on your life experiences and get support from others at a new "Your Life is a Story" Writer's Group meeting from 10:30am-12pm in Sudden Valley at the South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. The meeting will be led by poet and author Barbara Bloom, a recent Sue Boynton Poetry Contest winner.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Correspondence Club 
    Anyone over 8 years old can show up for the monthly Correspondence Club gathering from 10:30am-12:30pm at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly St. Supplies, materials and instructional guidance will be provided for collage Mail Art, envelopes, postcards and more. Bring your addresses and your postage, and make it a good mail day.
    Mindport Exhibits :: (360) 647-5614
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Backyard Fairies 
    Local author and illustrator Phoebe Wahl reads from her book Backyard Fairies at 11am at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. This beautifully illustrated book leads the reader on a delightful exploration of the magic to be found in their backyard. Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to hear the story, then make a fairy craft.
    North Fork Library :: (360) 599-2020
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm One Planet 
    Celebrate activist Greta Thunberg's visit to the United States and take part in the Global Climate Strike at a "One Planet: A Future to Look Back On" event taking place from 11am-3pm at the Peace Arch in Blaine. This is an international event involving both the U.S. and Canada.
    Peace Arch Park :: http://www.act.350.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
  • 2:00pm - 7:00pm Sedro-Woolley Brewfest 
    Sample sips from more than approximately 20 local and regional breweries at the third annual Sedro-Woolley Brewfest taking place from 2pm-7pm at Hammer Heritage Square, 118 Ferry St. Live music, games and more will be part of the fun. Tickets are $35; proceeds benefit the Helping Hands Food Bank.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: http://www.swbrewfest.com
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Fall Show Reception 
    View a showcase of smaller fine artworks at an opening reception for a "Fall Show" from 2pm-5pm in Mount Vernon at River Gallery, 19313 Landing Rd. (off Dodge Valley Rd.). The exhibit includes paintings, sculptures, glass and jewelry by 37 artists, and can be viewed from 10am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through Oct. 20.
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Gardening Round Table 
    Sit down with Master Gardeners to discuss your successes and failures, vegetables, fruits and berries, and to begin planning for next year at a Gardening Round Table happening from 3pm-4:30pm at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. Attendees can also choose free seeds to plant next spring. Entry is free; registration is required.
    North Fork Library :: (360) 599-2020
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Wayne Carter Book Signing 
    Local author Wayne Carter will be discussing his contributions to two collections--Dancing in the Unknown: Real Stories of the Trials and Triumphs of Living Your Life Your Way and Shamanism in the New Millennium--and signing copies of the books at 3pm in Concrete at the Upper Skagit Library, 45770B Main St. Entry is free.
    Upper Skagit Library :: http://www.upperskagitlibrary.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Remembering Ella Higginson 
    Local author Laura Laffrado leads a program on "Ella Higginson: Inventing Northwest Literature" from 3pm-4:30pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. A Bellingham resident, Higginson was a prolific writer of poetry, short stories and essays during the turn of the 19th century. Her work fell into obscurity until Laffrado discovered it in the Washington State Archives.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 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
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Artist talk with Drie Chapek 
    Abstract expressionistic painter Drie Chapek will discuss her work and her "Soul Juice" exhibit at an Artist Talk at 4pm in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. Her solo show can be viewed through September.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm PechaKucha Night 
    Join your community for a fun, fast-paced PechaKucha Night from 5pm-7pm in La Conner at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. Tonight's theme is "Untold Stories of Strong Women." Entry is free; please RSVP.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm International Day of Peace with WPJC 
    Join the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center for "Climate Action for Peace"--its 17th annual International Day of Peace Event--from 6pm-9pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. The public is invited to join them for keynote speakers, live music, peacemaker awards, poetry and a silent auction. Entry is by donation; please give generously.
    The Majestic :: http://www.whatcompjc.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Sound and the Glory 
    Seattle-based writer Matt Pentz reads from The Sound and the Glory: How the Seattle Sounders Showed Major League Soccer How to Win Over America at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. As an award-winning beat reporter at the Seattle Times, he covered the Sounders’ historic run to their first MLS Cup championship.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Blue Abode Comedy Show 
    Robert Peng, Derek Wolf, and Sam Ellefson will be the featured comedians at the monthly Comedy Show at 7pm at the Blue Abode Bar, 2925 Newmarket St. Tickets are $5 to experience the triple-header of hilarity.
    Blue Abode Bar :: http://www.theblueabodebar.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Modern Slavery 
    Robert Beiser, executive director of Seattle Against Slavery, focuses on "Modern Slavery: Understanding Human Trafficking in the 21st Century" at a free presentation at 7:30pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. Participants will learn the history of commercial exploitation in the United States, its modern-day effects, and how we can keep Washington communities safe from this hidden, dangerous crime.
    Lummi Island Library :: (360) 758-7145
  • 9:00pm - 11:30pm Salsa Night 
    Join DJ Antonio Diaz as he mixes a fabulous combination of the best Latin rhythms at Rumba Northwest's bimonthly "Saturday Salsa Night" taking place from 9pm-12am at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State St. The night will begin with an intro lesson, followed by an evening of dancing. Entry to the all-ages event is $5.
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