Week of September 22, 2019

Sunday, September 22 23 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
  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm Oyster Run Motorcycle Rally 
    The 38th annual "Oyster Run" Motorcycle Rally takes place from 9am-5pm starting in downtown Anacortes. The event has no official starting point and no fee—pick your own route along the way, and ride at your own risk. Commercial and food vendors will be set up downtown.
    Downtown Anacortes :: http://www.oysterrun.org
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Birchwood Farmers Market 
    More than 10 local growers and producers will sell fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey, flowers and more at the cooperative Birchwood Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Sunday through October at the Park Manor Shopping Center, 1538 Birchwood Ave.
    Park Manor Shopping Center :: http://www.citysproutsfarm.com/market
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Brunch on the Bay 
    A "Brunch on the Bay" sail aboard the Schooner Zodiac departs at 10am from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry to the three-hour sail is $69 and includes mimosas and a brunch buffet.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 11:00am - 4:00pm Bellingham Handmade Market 
    Attend a Bellingham Handmade Market from 11am-4pm at Goods Nursery and Produce, 2620 Northwest Ave. Through October, the weekly event will offer a selection of rotating artisans that make high-quality functional products locally—just like the venue's brews and produce.
    Goods Nursery and Produce :: http://www.facebook.com/goodsproduce
  • 11:00am - 5:00pm Bellingham Veg Fest 
    The inaugural all-vegan festival known as Bellingham Veg Fest debuts from 11am-5pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. With a focus on health, the environment and animal rights, the event will feature an array of local vendors selling and sampling vegan foods, businesses selling cruelty-free clothing and products, entertainment and more. All are welcome to the free, public event.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamvegfest.org
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Langar in Lynden 
    All are welcome at a Langar event from 11am-2pm in Lynden at Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara, 176 E. Pole Rd. Langar is the sacred community free kitchen of the Sikh people and every temple serves delicious vegetarian food-which they invite the general public to come eat. The largest free kitchen in the world is Langar at Darbar Sahib, Amritsar India, where they serve 100,000 people a day every weekend, and 50,000 a day on weekdays.
    Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara :: (360) 398-1184
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm Walk to End Alzheimer's 
    Sign up for the North Sound Walk to End Alzheimer's starting with a Promise Garden Ceremony to honor loved ones and those who've been impacted in the community at 12pm at Mount Vernon's Riverwalk Plaza. A two-mile, fully accessible walk will follow. Entry is free, but those who donate or raise $100 or more will receive a T-shirt.
    Riverwalk Plaza :: http://www.alz.org
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm Audubon at the Museum 
    Join experts from North Cascades Audubon Society for a monthly "Audubon at the Museum" gathering from 1:30pm-3:30pm at the John M. Edson Hall of Birds at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. In addition to displays of more than 500 mounted birds, the exhibit provides opportunities to learn about migration, conservation, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Entry is included with admission fees.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm George Winston 
    Powerhouse pianist George Winston brings his talents to Mount Vernon for a 2pm performance at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Winston has inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums, so don't miss out. Tickets are $30-$40 to "An Evening with George Winston."
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm More than a piano man 
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Open Borders 
    Longtime activist Betsy Bell reads from Open Borders: A Personal Story of Love, Loss, & Anti-War Activism, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In addition to her own stories about activism and home and abroad, the book includes essays from Dr. Roscius N. Doan¸ Craig Justice, Anne Stadler, and Richard Carter about the reach and influence of Target Seattle during the tumultuous 1980s.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Skookum Rocks the Farm 
    Folk and pop artists Marc Scibilia will headline a "Skookum Rocks the Farm" fundraiser for Skookum Kids at 7pm at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. The event includes an opening act by Van Andrew, a special barbecue menu, beer garden, and bonfires, so don’t forget to bring your flannel blanket. Tickets are $28 general, $45 for VIPs. Proceeds go directly to Skookum Kids.
    Bellewood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Seattle International Comedy Competition Audition Showcase 
    Joel O'Connor, Nikki Kilpatrick, Sean Flikke, Timmy Riney, Kyle Engberg, Brett Emerson, Ben Menard, Edward Chatterton, and Dan Mills will be among the standup comedians taking part in an audition showcase for the 40th annual Seattle International Comedy Competition at 7:30pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $8.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
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Monday, September 23 7 events
  • 10:00am Climate Action Week 
    Bellingham's Climate Action Week begins at an ALL IN for Climate Action Week Kickoff focusing on progress that has been made toward the city's climate action goals at 7pm Monday at Council Chambers at Bellingham City Hall, 201 Lottie St. Additional events include "Climate Action for Smart Businesses" Tuesday at the Squalicum Boathouse; "Bringing Climate Action Home: An Energy Efficiency and Home Improvement Fair" Tuesday at the Building Performance Center; "Celebrating Earth, Our Common Home" Tuesday at Lairmont Manor; an E-Bike Ride Wednesday starting at Bellingham High School; a Shared Electric Scooter Demo Thursday at the Granary Building; Green Power X (GPX) Thursday at Aslan Depot; Go Solar! events Thursday at Cordata Presbyterian Church at the Firehouse Events Center; a Scavenger Hunt by WTA Bus and Climate Action Week Work Party on Friday; "Netse Mot: One Mind for the Salish Sea" Friday at the Blaine Fishing Pier, and more. Check out the full lineup on line.
  • 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
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Seasonal Salads and Artisanal Cheeses 
    Bruno Feldeisen helms a "Seasonal Salads and Artisanal Cheeses" class from 6:30pm-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. The menu includes Waldorf salad with a twist, special roasted vegetables, and a surprising creation of mushrooms and cheese. Fees are $49.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.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
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm RENT 
    Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece, RENT, returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th-anniversary touring production coming to Bellingham for a 7:30pm performance at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. With an inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters--love. Tickets are $45-$100.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Guffawingham 
    A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9pm every Monday at the Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. The event features approximately 20 standup comedians who each do a four-minute set.
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Tuesday, September 24 11 events
  • All Day Climate Action Week 
    Bellingham's Climate Action Week begins at an ALL IN for Climate Action Week Kickoff focusing on progress that has been made toward the city's climate action goals at 7pm Monday at Council Chambers at Bellingham City Hall, 201 Lottie St. Additional events include "Climate Action for Smart Businesses" Tuesday at the Squalicum Boathouse; "Bringing Climate Action Home: An Energy Efficiency and Home Improvement Fair" Tuesday at the Building Performance Center; "Celebrating Earth, Our Common Home" Tuesday at Lairmont Manor; an E-Bike Ride Wednesday starting at Bellingham High School; a Shared Electric Scooter Demo Thursday at the Granary Building; Green Power X (GPX) Thursday at Aslan Depot; Go Solar! events Thursday at Cordata Presbyterian Church at the Firehouse Events Center; a Scavenger Hunt by WTA Bus and Climate Action Week Work Party on Friday; "Netse Mot: One Mind for the Salish Sea" Friday at the Blaine Fishing Pier, and more. Check out the full lineup on line.
  • 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
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Artist Workshop 
    Watch artist Neal Cronic paint with acrylics and oil at a low-key Artist Workshop from 6pm-7:30pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. If you're interested in following along with Cronic, bring water-based painting materials of your own and join in. Entry is free.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm We Became Mexican-American 
    Humanities Washington speaker Professor Carlos Gil will kick off Latino Heritage Month events with a 6:30pm talk based on his book We Became Mexican-American: How Our Immigrant Family Survived to Pursue the American Dream at 6:30pm at Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. The bilingual program will also include story time and crafts for children. Entry is free.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Modern Japanese 
    Chef Robert Fong and Todd Alan Martin, executive chef of Fairhaven’s Swim Club and Gainsbarre, team up to teach a "Modern Japanese" course from 6:30pm-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Enjoy grilled Alaskan octopus with miso, tomato, and Thai basil; rabbit braised with Japanese curry sauce; farmers market vegetables steamed with dashi, sesame seeds, star anise, and ginger; and a surprise stir-fry dish. Entry is $69.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bellingham Reads 
    Discuss Brian Doyle's Mink River at a Bellingham Reads book group meeting at 6:30pm at the Dodson Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. New members are always welcome.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7236
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Books and Brews 
    Join the monthly "Books & Brews" meeting to discuss Toni Morrison's Beloved at 7pm in Lynden at Overflow Taps, 106 5th St. Each month the group reads a new tome picked by Village Books, and Overflow Taps picks a featured beverage to pair.
    Overflow Taps :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Birdnote Reading 
    North Cascades Audubon Society will host a special event with BirdNote narrator Mary McCann at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. McCann will read selected stories from BirdNote: Chirps, Quirks and 100 Stories from the Popular Public Radio Show. Bob Sundstrom, BirdNote’s lead writer, will share his scientific knowledge and behind-the-scenes insights. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Epic action on the Columbia 
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterward.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: safdancers@hotmail.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Teton Gravity Research's Winterland 
    Get hyped for winter when Teton Gravity Research returns to Bellingham to screen their new feature-length ski and snowboard film, Winterland, at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Per usual, there will be plenty of prizes from companies like Atomic, Volkl, the North Face, and more. Tickets are $10-$15. P.S. TGR will return Oct. 22 with their new snowboard film, Roadless.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
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Wednesday, September 25 14 events
  • All Day Climate Action Week 
    Bellingham's Climate Action Week begins at an ALL IN for Climate Action Week Kickoff focusing on progress that has been made toward the city's climate action goals at 7pm Monday at Council Chambers at Bellingham City Hall, 201 Lottie St. Additional events include "Climate Action for Smart Businesses" Tuesday at the Squalicum Boathouse; "Bringing Climate Action Home: An Energy Efficiency and Home Improvement Fair" Tuesday at the Building Performance Center; "Celebrating Earth, Our Common Home" Tuesday at Lairmont Manor; an E-Bike Ride Wednesday starting at Bellingham High School; a Shared Electric Scooter Demo Thursday at the Granary Building; Green Power X (GPX) Thursday at Aslan Depot; Go Solar! events Thursday at Cordata Presbyterian Church at the Firehouse Events Center; a Scavenger Hunt by WTA Bus and Climate Action Week Work Party on Friday; "Netse Mot: One Mind for the Salish Sea" Friday at the Blaine Fishing Pier, and more. Check out the full lineup on line.
  • 10:00am Fall Book Sale 
    Find reading material and media for all ages at an annual Fall Book Sale taking place from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Most items are only $1, and tables will be restocked continually. On Saturday, items will be $4 per bag.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 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
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm Bellingham at Home Informational Meeting 
    Find out about membership, services,and volunteer opportunities offered by Bellingham at Home at an informational meeting from 11:30am-12:30pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. The "virtual village" empowers seniors to stay active and engaged while living in their own homes and neighborhoods.
    Bellingham Senior Activity Center :: http://www.bellinghamathome.org
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm Bellingham City Club Candidate Forum 
    Bellingham City Club will host its second Candidate Forum at a luncheon and presentation taking place from 11:30am-1pm at Northwood Hall Event Center, 3240 Northwest Ave. At the event, Whatcom County Executive candidates Satpal Sidhu and Tony Larson will face off. Entry is $5-$18; please register in advance. The public is welcome to attend, but only members are allowed to ask the candidates questions.
  • 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
  • 5:30pm - 9:30pm Paint Bellingham Blue for WWU 
    Head to downtown Bellingham and cheer on Western Washington University's newest Vikings at the annual "Paint Bellingham Blue for WWU" event taking place from 5:30pm-9:30pm. The event begins on campus at Red Square, and will see students marching to the iconic Herald Building. Pick up a cowbell and head out to North State Street to cheer them on as they pass, then gather with them in Depot Market Square to enjoy food trucks, music and a Sensebellum light show. After dark, the Herald sign will turn blue, and fireworks will shoot into the night sky.
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Party with a purpose 
  • 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
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Heritage Barns and Heritage Cemeteries 
    Attend an informational event about Washington state's Heritage Barns and Heritage Cemeteries program from 6pm-8pm in Mount Vernon at Skagit City School, 17508 Moore Rd. Approximately $900,000 is available to be granted through both programs; $450,000 for each. Funding for these state grant programs is available for owners of historic barns and for those with stewardship responsibilities over historic cemeteries.
    Skagit City School :: http://www.preservewa.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Stuart MacDonald Plays and Sings 
    Classic jazz, original music and a few vocal numbers can be heard at a "Stuart MacDonald Plays and Sings and Plays!" concert hosted by Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center at 7pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Joining the Seattle-based saxophonist will be trumpeter Thomas Marriott, bassist Michael Glynn, pianist Dylan Hayes, and drummer Xavier Lecouturier. Tickets will be $5-$10 at the door.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Racism and Reality 
    Activist and Seattle Race Conference Planning Committee member John Lovchik shares ideas from Racism: Reality Built on a Myth at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book is a concise history of racism, written by a white man who spent a lifetime trying to understand racism before he found that history held the key.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Hump Day 
    Nathan Romano hosts a midweek standup comedy show, "Hump Day," at 8pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Enjoy opening sets by Nikki Kilpatrick and Benjamyn Lockwood, as well as Brady Secules and headliner Luke Severeid. Tickets are $9.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.tickets.vendini.com
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Thursday, September 26 18 events
  • 10:00am Eat Local Month 
    The annual Eat Local Month continues through September. Remaining events include a Find the Fork contest happening through the month, 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 for chances to win amazing locavore prizes.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • All Day Climate Action Week 
    Bellingham's Climate Action Week begins at an ALL IN for Climate Action Week Kickoff focusing on progress that has been made toward the city's climate action goals at 7pm Monday at Council Chambers at Bellingham City Hall, 201 Lottie St. Additional events include "Climate Action for Smart Businesses" Tuesday at the Squalicum Boathouse; "Bringing Climate Action Home: An Energy Efficiency and Home Improvement Fair" Tuesday at the Building Performance Center; "Celebrating Earth, Our Common Home" Tuesday at Lairmont Manor; an E-Bike Ride Wednesday starting at Bellingham High School; a Shared Electric Scooter Demo Thursday at the Granary Building; Green Power X (GPX) Thursday at Aslan Depot; Go Solar! events Thursday at Cordata Presbyterian Church at the Firehouse Events Center; a Scavenger Hunt by WTA Bus and Climate Action Week Work Party on Friday; "Netse Mot: One Mind for the Salish Sea" Friday at the Blaine Fishing Pier, and more. Check out the full lineup on line.
  • 10:00am Gallery Syre Call for Art 
    Students in grades 6-13 and college freshmen can submit a two-dimensional artwork inspired by the theme "Wishes and Dreams" through Nov. 20 to Gallery Syre, 465 W. Stuart Rd. This theme is meant to inspire students to envision a future, to express their inner thoughts, and to represent a world they would like to live in. An exhibition of the chosen works will open Dec. 7 at Gallery Syre, and run through February 27.
    Gallery Syre :: gallerysyre@gmail.com
  • 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 concludes 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.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 7:30pm Tuesdays with Morrie and On Approval 
    View On Approval, a comedy of manners involving a widow and a man who's been in love with her for years, 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, learn more about a weekly pilgrimage that leads to a class in the meaning of life at showings of Tuesdays with Morrie. Tickets are $10-$14; the plays show in repertory through Oct. 6.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 7:30pm Godlike 
    Experience a modern twist on ancient legends when Godlike concludes this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through 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.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • All Day Fall Book Sale 
    Find reading material and media for all ages at an annual Fall Book Sale taking place from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Most items are only $1, and tables will be restocked continually. On Saturday, items will be $4 per bag.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 5:30pm - 8:00pm Teen Paint Night 
    Youth in grades 6-12 can take part in Teen Paint Night from 5:30pm-8pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Planned and organized by the Teen Library Council, this free event is designed by teens, for teens. Canvases and paint supplies will be provided, and feel free to bring your own.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Find Your Park 
    Discover the best spots to recreate at a "Find your Park: Olympic National Park Coastline" event at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. An experienced instructor will share tips on navigating permits, where to camp, and what makes this coastline so unique. Stop dreaming and start planning the trip where you get to end your day watching the sunset over the Pacific Ocean from the comfort of a driftwood log.
    REI :: : 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Life Between the Pages Dinner Book Club 
    The monthly "Life Between the Pages" event begins at 6pm at Evolve Chocolate + Cafe, 1200 11th St. (above Village Books). The dinner book club includes food and cocktail pairings related to a book—this month's choice is Mark Kurlansky's The Food of a Younger Land. Tickets are $60; copies of the book can be purchased at the bookstore for a 15 percent discount. Seating is limited, and reservations are required.
    Evolve Chocolate + Cafe :: (360) 220-1898 or http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Incognito 
    Reserve a seat in advance for the unconventional "Incognito" dinner series starting at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Entry is $82 to the six-course (or more) feast featuring seasonal fare. The details of the menu are concealed until mealtime, so prepare to be pleasantly surprised.
    Ciao Thyme :: http://www.ciaothyme.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Gluten-Free Family Dinners 
    Cookbook author and blogger Alissa Segersten focuses on "Nourishing Gluten-Free Family Dinners" from 6:30pm-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. The menu will feature chicken and dumplings, smoked salmon and veggie frittata with a potato crust, chicken nuggets with cilantro aioli, and curried garbanzo bean tacos with a cabbage-lime slaw. All recipes are gluten-free and soy-free. Entry is $49.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. There is teaching early in the evening, and no experience or partner is necessary as most dances are line or circle dances. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors can attend for free.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Turn Around Time with David Guterson 
    As part of the Nature of Writing series, bestselling author David Guterson returns to Bellingham to read from his new book of poetry, Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. This new narrative poem explores this idea through a lyrical journey along a trail, much like those in Washington’s mountain ranges which he hiked while growing up.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 11:00pm Good, Bad, Ugly 
    Watch "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" at 7:30pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, stick around for "The Project"--which tonight will feature "Prop Prov." Entry is $8 for the early show, $5 for the late one.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Led Zepagain 
    Longtime Sony recording artists Led Zepagain will capture the heart and soul of the "world's greatest band" at "A Tribute to Led Zeppelin" at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. From high-energy electric classics to beautiful acoustic works, you will be mesmerized as the band resurrects Page’s soaring guitar leads, Jones’ brilliant keyboard passages, Bonham’s trademark pounding rhythms, and the signature Robert Plant vocals. Tickets are $47.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Hous Concert with the Best Intentions 
    Hear jazz standards, old blues, contemporary diamonds in the rough, and classic-sounding original music at a House Concert with the Best Intentions (Ani Banani and Pete Irving) from 7:30pm-9pm at the Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N. Suggested donation will be $5-$10 at the door.
    Chuckanut Center :: (360) 383-7502
  • 8:30pm - 10:00pm Creating Financial Security 
    Frank Riedel IV will lead a free educational presentation and book launch event relating to his tome What Keeps You Awake at Night: Creating Financial Security Without Unnecessary Risk Fees or Exposure at 8:30pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Seating is limited, so sign up in advance to attend the free event.
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Friday, September 27 22 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    The annual Eat Local Month continues through September. Remaining events include a Find the Fork contest happening through the month, 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 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 Climate Action Week 
    Bellingham's Climate Action Week begins at an ALL IN for Climate Action Week Kickoff focusing on progress that has been made toward the city's climate action goals at 7pm Monday at Council Chambers at Bellingham City Hall, 201 Lottie St. Additional events include "Climate Action for Smart Businesses" Tuesday at the Squalicum Boathouse; "Bringing Climate Action Home: An Energy Efficiency and Home Improvement Fair" Tuesday at the Building Performance Center; "Celebrating Earth, Our Common Home" Tuesday at Lairmont Manor; an E-Bike Ride Wednesday starting at Bellingham High School; a Shared Electric Scooter Demo Thursday at the Granary Building; Green Power X (GPX) Thursday at Aslan Depot; Go Solar! events Thursday at Cordata Presbyterian Church at the Firehouse Events Center; a Scavenger Hunt by WTA Bus and Climate Action Week Work Party on Friday; "Netse Mot: One Mind for the Salish Sea" Friday at the Blaine Fishing Pier, and more. Check out the full lineup on line.
  • All Day Gallery Syre Call for Art 
    Students in grades 6-13 and college freshmen can submit a two-dimensional artwork inspired by the theme "Wishes and Dreams" through Nov. 20 to Gallery Syre, 465 W. Stuart Rd. This theme is meant to inspire students to envision a future, to express their inner thoughts, and to represent a world they would like to live in. An exhibition of the chosen works will open Dec. 7 at Gallery Syre, and run through February 27.
    Gallery Syre :: gallerysyre@gmail.com
  • 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 concludes 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.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • All Day Tuesdays with Morrie and On Approval 
    View On Approval, a comedy of manners involving a widow and a man who's been in love with her for years, 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, learn more about a weekly pilgrimage that leads to a class in the meaning of life at showings of Tuesdays with Morrie. Tickets are $10-$14; the plays show in repertory through Oct. 6.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 7:30pm Welcome Back Students Shows 
    Short- and long-form improv can be experienced at "Welcome Back Students" shows at 7:30pm and 9:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Early shows are PG-PG13, and late shows are PG13+. As a way to welcome back WWU students, tickets will be $5 for the early shows, $3 for the later ones.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm Exit, Pursued by a Bear 
    As part of a new Playwright Reading Series, iDiOM Theater presents stage readings of Lauren Gunderson's Exit: Pursued by a Bear at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The series, directed by WWU professor Rich Brown, features two stage readings of plays by Gunderson, followed by a full Main Stage Production of another of her plays in the spring. Tickets are $4-$5.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm My Fair Lady 
    Sam Guzik directs the beloved musical My Fair Lady, which opens this weekend with 7:30pm showings Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. In Lerner and Loewe's classic tale, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins and Cockney working-class girl Eliza Doolittle form an unlikely bond. Tickets are $20; additional performances take place weekends through Oct. 26.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day Godlike 
    Experience a modern twist on ancient legends when Godlike concludes this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through 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.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 6:30pm Oktoberfest Cruises 
    Enjoy fall and harvest beers from local breweries, as well as bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad and several other selections at Oktoberfest Cruises aboard the Victoria Star at 6:30pm Friday and Saturday departing from San Juan Cruises' slip at Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $49.
    Bellingham Bay :: http://www.whales.com
  • All Day Fall Book Sale 
    Find reading material and media for all ages at an annual Fall Book Sale taking place from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Most items are only $1, and tables will be restocked continually. On Saturday, items will be $4 per bag.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 9:00am - 1:30pm Vendovi Island Cruise 
    Skagit Guided Adventures will host its final "Explore n' Cruise" to Vendovi Island Preserve from 9am-1:30pm, departing from Anacortes. The outing is kid- and dog-friendly. Call for details.
    Vendovi Island Preserve :: (360) 474-7479
  • 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
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Valley Writers 
    Bring pen and paper or a digital device--and an open mind--to the bimonthly "Valley Writers" meeting from 1pm-3pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. Participants write from prompts, and the event is facilitated by local poet and writer CJ Prince. Explore what you think you don't know but already do about writing during the monthly writing group.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 2:00pm - 6:00pm Ferndale Farmers Market 
    Find fare from local farmers and artisans at the Ferndale Farmers Market from 2pm-6pm Fridays through Oct. 11 at a new locale next to the Grocery Outlet, 1750 LaBounty Dr.
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Fourth Friday Art Walk 
    Whatcom Art Market, Peter James Photography, Current & Furbish, Evolve Chocolates, Tony's Coffee & Tea/Harris Avenue Cafe, Village Books, Paper Dreams, Colophon Cafe, Chuckanut Center, Artwood Gallery, Morgan Block, Good Earth Pottery, Stones Throw Brewery, and Blessings Spa will be among those opening their doors for the Fourth Friday Art Walk taking place from 5pm-8pm in historic Fairhaven. Entry is free.
    Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.fairhavenartwalk.com
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Netse Mot 
    Come by land or sea at the border to show that there is no border when it comes to protecting the Salish Sea at a "Netse Mot: One Mind for Xw’ullemy" event taking place from 5pm-7pm at the Blaine Fishing Pier at the end of Marine Drive. Netse Mot means “one mind” in Lummi language. Tribal and non-tribal, U.S. and Canadian, fishers, kayakers, pleasure boaters, elders, youth, and everyone who loves the Salish Sea are welcome. Tribal leaders will speak, and will stand with NGOs and faith communities, all addressing the question “What can be done to save the Salish Sea?” Bring red, and wear red.
    Blaine Fishing Pier :: http://www.sacredsea.org
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Birchwood International Market 
    The Birchwood International Market returns for the final time this year from 6pm-9pm at 1650 Birchwood Avenue (in the parking lot right outside Aarons and Big Lots). This family-friendly open-air market in the commercial heart of Birchwood celebrates the diversity of the neighborhood, showcasing local vendors selling culturally rich merchandise, art and food. Small-scale performances and entertainment will be part of the free fun.
  • 6:30pm - 10:00pm Oktoberfest 
    Craft beer and cider, Bavarian food offerings, live music and more will be part of the Opportunity Council's Oktoberfest fundraiser taking place from 6:30pm-10pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Entry is $25-$30; proceeds provide vital support for the Volunteer Center.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.oppco.org/oktoberfest
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Sun is a Compass 
    As part of the Nature of Writing series, wildlife biologist and writer Caroline Van Hemert will share stories from The Sun is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey Into the Alaskan Wilds at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book tells the story of her human-powered trip—by rowboat, ski, foot, raft and canoe—from Bellingham to Kotzebue, Alaska.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 9:00pm - 10:00pm Afterglow Comedy Hour 
    Attend the monthly Afterglow Comedy Hour at 9pm at Stemma Brewing Company, 2039 Moore St. The recipe is simple: Add seven comedians, give them one hour to fit in their funny business, and reap infinite laughs. Nikki Kilpatrick hosts. Entry is free.
    Stemma Brewing Company :: http://www.stemmabrewing.com
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Saturday, September 28 48 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    The annual Eat Local Month continues through September. Remaining events include a Find the Fork contest happening through the month, 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 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
  • 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 Climate Action Week 
    Bellingham's Climate Action Week begins at an ALL IN for Climate Action Week Kickoff focusing on progress that has been made toward the city's climate action goals at 7pm Monday at Council Chambers at Bellingham City Hall, 201 Lottie St. Additional events include "Climate Action for Smart Businesses" Tuesday at the Squalicum Boathouse; "Bringing Climate Action Home: An Energy Efficiency and Home Improvement Fair" Tuesday at the Building Performance Center; "Celebrating Earth, Our Common Home" Tuesday at Lairmont Manor; an E-Bike Ride Wednesday starting at Bellingham High School; a Shared Electric Scooter Demo Thursday at the Granary Building; Green Power X (GPX) Thursday at Aslan Depot; Go Solar! events Thursday at Cordata Presbyterian Church at the Firehouse Events Center; a Scavenger Hunt by WTA Bus and Climate Action Week Work Party on Friday; "Netse Mot: One Mind for the Salish Sea" Friday at the Blaine Fishing Pier, and more. Check out the full lineup on line.
  • All Day Gallery Syre Call for Art 
    Students in grades 6-13 and college freshmen can submit a two-dimensional artwork inspired by the theme "Wishes and Dreams" through Nov. 20 to Gallery Syre, 465 W. Stuart Rd. This theme is meant to inspire students to envision a future, to express their inner thoughts, and to represent a world they would like to live in. An exhibition of the chosen works will open Dec. 7 at Gallery Syre, and run through February 27.
    Gallery Syre :: gallerysyre@gmail.com
  • 9:00am Hagglefest 
    Drop by the annual "Hagglefest" from 9am-6pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday at parking lot at the RE Store, 2309 Meridian St. Work on your bargaining skills by naming your own price for tons of furniture and building supplies that will available to haggle over in the parking lot. On Saturday, they'll have a grill set up and will be giving out hot dogs and lemonade to keep your deal-making energy up.
  • 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 concludes 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.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • All Day Tuesdays with Morrie and On Approval 
    View On Approval, a comedy of manners involving a widow and a man who's been in love with her for years, 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, learn more about a weekly pilgrimage that leads to a class in the meaning of life at showings of Tuesdays with Morrie. Tickets are $10-$14; the plays show in repertory through Oct. 6.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 12:00pm Bellingham Bay Expo and Marathon 
    The public is invited to peruse exhibitor booths at the Bellingham Bay Marathon Race Expo from 12pm-6pm Saturday at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. From 6:30am-2pm Sunday, the event will feature a variety of lengths of runs, starting on Lummi Nation and finishing in downtown Bellingham. Fees vary.
  • 7:30pm Welcome Back Students Shows 
    Short- and long-form improv can be experienced at "Welcome Back Students" shows at 7:30pm and 9:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Early shows are PG-PG13, and late shows are PG13+. As a way to welcome back WWU students, tickets will be $5 for the early shows, $3 for the later ones.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm My Fair Lady 
    Sam Guzik directs the beloved musical My Fair Lady, which opens this weekend with 7:30pm showings Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. In Lerner and Loewe's classic tale, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins and Cockney working-class girl Eliza Doolittle form an unlikely bond. Tickets are $20; additional performances take place weekends through Oct. 26.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:30pm Exit, Pursued by a Bear 
    As part of a new Playwright Reading Series, iDiOM Theater presents stage readings of Lauren Gunderson's Exit: Pursued by a Bear at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The series, directed by WWU professor Rich Brown, features two stage readings of plays by Gunderson, followed by a full Main Stage Production of another of her plays in the spring. Tickets are $4-$5.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm Godlike 
    Experience a modern twist on ancient legends when Godlike concludes this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through 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.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 6:30pm Oktoberfest Cruises 
    Enjoy fall and harvest beers from local breweries, as well as bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad and several other selections at Oktoberfest Cruises aboard the Victoria Star at 6:30pm Friday and Saturday departing from San Juan Cruises' slip at Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $49.
    Bellingham Bay :: http://www.whales.com
  • 10:00am Fall Book Sale 
    Find reading material and media for all ages at an annual Fall Book Sale taking place from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Most items are only $1, and tables will be restocked continually. On Saturday, items will be $4 per bag.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 8:00am - 10:30am Lynden Breakfast 
    Choose from pancakes, French toast or waffles with warm blueberry topping at a Pancake Breakfast taking place from 8am-10:30am at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Entry is $3 for kids under 8, and $6 general; includes scrambled eggs, sausage and beverages.
    Lynden Community Center :: http://www.lyndencommunitycenter.org
  • 8:00am - 6:30pm United States Chess Federation Tourney 
    Bellingham Knights Chess Club will host a United States Chess Federation (USCF) tournament from 8:15am-6:30pm at Bellingham Youth Chess, 4120 Meridian St., #270. The event is open to all ages and skill levels in Whatcom County and the Northwest. Local chess coach Tanner Feemster will be the Tournament Director for the event. Advance registration is strongly recommended. The on-line registration fee is $20. Registration at the door on the date of the event is $30, if space permits.
    Bellingham Youth Chess :: http://www.bellinghamchess.com
  • 8:00am - 10:00am Ferndale Breakfast 
    All are welcome at a Pancake Breakfast happening from 8am-10am in Ferndale at American Legion Post #154, 5537 2nd Ave. Entry is $3 for kids 12 and under, and $6 for adults.
    American Legion Post #154 :: (360) 201-1109
  • 9:00am - 1:00pm Baker Lake Classic 
    The annual Baker Lake Classic 25K begins at 9am at Concrete's Kulshan Campground. From north to south, the trail contours the eastern shoreline of Baker Lake, offering glimpses of Mt. Baker and plenty of stunning scenery. Entry is $50 (registration closes Sept. 27).
  • 9:00am - 3:30pm Public Lands Day Work Party 
    Celebrate trails while building them at a Public Lands Day work party taking place from 9am-3:30pm at Lake Whatcom Park, 3220 N. Shore Rd. Join with volunteers throughout the community to put finishing touches on the new trails while clearing brush, debris and logs, moving rock, and installing wood structures as needed. Please register in advance.
    Lake Whatcom Park :: http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us
  • 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 Run for the Hills 
    Kick off a week of flood awareness for Skagit County by taking part in the "Run for the Hills" Fun Run starting at 9am in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Valley Softball Fields, 2700 Martin Rd. Day-of registration for the 5K will be available. A Preparedness and Prevention Fair will follow at Skagit Valley College's Tollefson Plaza.
    Skagit Valley Softball Fields :: http://www.skagitcounty.net
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Parkinson's Day 
    Attend Bellingham Parkinson's Day from 9am-3pm at Squalicum Boathouse and Zuanich Point Park. The event begins with a HOPE Conference offering a resource fair for people with Parkinson's, care-partners, family and friends, as well as breakout sessions featuring yoga and dance, naturopathic medicine, speech and occupational therapy, and more. Starting at 12:30pm, attend a Walk for Parkinson's and experience music, face painting, games and fun for the whole family. The Walk will build solidarity and raise funds for the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation, the only local, independent Parkinson's organization in the Northwest. Entry is $15-$20 for the conference. The walk is free, but fundraising is encouraged.
    Squalicum Boathouse and Zuanich Point Park :: http://www.walkforparkinsons.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 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
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The 27th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm Saturdays through Dec. 21 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. In addition to perusing and purchasing locally grown produce, regular events for the market include Demo Days and a Wednesday Market starting in June.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Lynden Farmers Market 
    Local farmers and artisans will sell their edible and creative wares at the Lynden Farmers Market from 10am-2pm every Saturday through Sept. 28 at Centennial Park, 319 Grover St.
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Lummi Island Market and Sale 
    Attend a Lummi Island Saturday Market and Yard Sale from 10am-1pm on the north side of the Islander Grocery, one block south of the ferry landing. In addition to finding great deals on used good, peruse the market for pottery, jewelry, fiber art, flowers and fresh lemonade.
    Islander Grocery :: (360) 758-2815
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Kids Art Contest 
    As part of the City of Bellingham's first Climate Action Week, a Kids Art Contest will take place from 10am-1pm during the Bellingham Farmers Market at Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Whatcom Transportation Authority is seeking works of art from kids 10 or younger, to be enlarged and permanently displayed on three brand-new buses. The theme is "I Love Nature." Kids will create their works of art while sitting on a WTA bus parked in front of the venue.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.cob.org/all-in
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Blaine Gardeners Market 
    Homegrown and handmade farm products, baked goods, arts and crafts and more can be found at the Blaine Gardeners Market from 10am-2pm Saturdays through October at the city's H Street Plaza.
    H Street Plaza :: (360) 332-6484
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Pitch 
    A pumpkin pitch, zucchini race, activities for kids, food vendors, wagon and pony rides, inflatables, pumpkin painting, a pie-eating challenge and more will be part of an annual Harvest Festival happening from 10am-4pm at Burlington's Skagit River Park, 1100 Skagit St. Entry, parking and all activities are free.
    Skagit River Park :: http://www.burlington-chamber.com
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Fall Festival 
    Vendors, baked books, a holiday house, a silent auction, a luncheon counter, produce and more will be part of an annual Fall Festival taking place from 10am-3pm in Everson at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5792 Lawrence Rd. All proceeds will go to those in need.
    Immanuel Lutheran Church :: http://www.immanuellutheraneverson.com
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Cemetery Tours 
    The Lynden Pioneer Museum presents "A Walk Back in Time" tour from 11am-12pm at the Lynden Cemetery, 1975 Front St. Tour guides will explore the history of the city, burial practices and symbology used on many headstones. Entry is free; additional tours happen Saturdays through Sept. 28.
    Lynden Cemetery :: (360) 354-3675
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm Food Truck Roundup 
    The seventh annual Food Truck Roundup takes place from 11am-3pm at the Barkley Village Green, 2215 Rimland Dr. In addition to fare from a variety of local food trucks, there will be beer and cider from area establishments, live music by Polecat and the Walrus, a family area and more. Entry is $7 (kids under 12 are free); buy additional "truck bucks" to make purchases at the trucks and in the beer garden. Proceeds benefit Whatcom County food banks.
    Barkley Village Green :: http://www.industrialcu.org/feedtheneed
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Story Magic 
    Kids in grades K-5 are invited to a "Story Magic" event with storyteller and magician Michael E. from 11am-12pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. During the free event, he'll open the Story Box and have attendees tell stories about it.
    Deming Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Beatles Singalong 
    Come sing the most sharable of the Beatles songs, lead by skilled musicians who have led a Beatles Singalong at Folklife for decades, at 2pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Entry to the fundraiser is a suggested $15, but nobody will be turned away if they need to pay less.
    Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship :: http://www.buf.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Hometown Teams Reception 
    Register in advance to attend a Tailgate Party and opening reception for the Smithsonian's traveling exhibit, "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America" from 2pm-4pm in La Conner at the Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. 4th St. Refreshments will be available to purchase from La Conner Rotary. While you're there, peruse "Hometown Skagit: How Sports Shape Our Community."
    Skagit County Historical Museum :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • 3:00pm - 10:00pm Old-Fashioned Pig Roast 
    Doors open for an Old-Fashioned Pig Roast at 3pm at VFW Post 1585, 625 N. State St. Food will be served starting at 6pm, and the Replayzmentz will perform at 7pm. A full bar will be available. Entry is by donation.
    VFW Post 1585 :: (360) 734-5520
  • 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 Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Attendees can also choose free seeds to plant next spring. Please register in advance.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Sins of the Fathers 
    Bestselling author J.A. Jance returns to Bellingham to read from her new J.P. Beaumont novel, Sins of the Fathers, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Spoiler alert: It turns out that, even in retirement, murder is still the name of J. P. Beaumont's game.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Fall Demo Derby 
    Witness an evening of cars crashing, engines revving and dirt flying at a Fall Demo Derby starting at 6:30pm in Lynden at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $14 in advance, $17 at the gate (free for kids 10 and younger).
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.nwwafair.com
  • 7:00pm - 11:00pm A way with words 
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Christine Tassas et Les Imposters 
    Christine Tassas et Les Imposters will perform as part of the Manouche Northwest jazz series at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The all-female ensemble focuses on gypsy jazz, and includes violin, two guitars, bass, trumpet and trombone players. Tickets are $25.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Endangered Orcas 
    Monika Wieland Shields, cofounder and president of the nonprofit Orca Behavior Institute--which conducts non-invasive behavioral and acoustic research on the orcas of the Salish Sea--shares her new book Endangered Orcas: The Story of the Southern Residents at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The free event is part of the Nature of Writing series.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance 
    Heliotrope will provide live tunes at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's bimonthly Contra Dance from 7pm-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $7 for students, $10-$15 general. Please refrain from wearing fragrances and scented products, and bring a reusable water bottle for hydration.
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm Soundings of the Planet 40th Anniversary Celebration 
    Sounding of the Planet founders Dean and Dudley Evenson will host a 40th anniversary celebration for the record label known for promoting "peace through music" from 7pm-10pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. In addition to music by the Evensons, attendees will also hear from d'Rachael, Scott Huckabay, Tom Barabas, Jonathan Kramer, Peter Ali, Phil Heaven, Beth Quist, Bob Paltrow, Burke Mulvany and more. Tickets are $20-$25; includes a free CD at the door.
    The Majestic :: http://www.soundings.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Luke Plumb and Stanley Greenthal 
    Mandolin virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist Luke Plumb will be joined by Lopez Island-based guitarist, bouzouki player and vocalist Stanley Greenthal for a 7:30pm concert at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The acclaimed duo will be sharing arrangements of both traditional and original music. Tickets are $6-$18.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.firehouseperformingarts.com
  • 8:00pm - 10:30pm Dance with the Motown Cruisers 
    "Motown Baby, Motown!" will be the theme of a dance with the Motown Cruisers starting at 8pm at the American Legion Hall, 1688 W. Bakerview Rd. Entry is $5.
    American Legion Hall :: (360) 734-1397
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