Week of October 13, 2019

Sunday, October 13 12 events
  • All Day Wishes and Dreams 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
  • 10:00am Boating Center Final Weekend 
    Bellingham’s Community Boating Center will be open 10am until sunset Friday and Saturday 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
  • 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
  • 7:30pm My Fair Lady 
    Sam Guzik directs the beloved musical My Fair Lady, which continues this weekend with 7:30pm showings Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday 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
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Birchwood Farmers Market 
    More than 10 local growers and producers will sell fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey, flowers and more at the cooperative Birchwood Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Sunday through October at the Park Manor Shopping Center, 1538 Birchwood Ave.
    Park Manor Shopping Center :: http://www.citysproutsfarm.com/market
  • 11:00am - 4:00pm Bellingham Handmade Market 
    Attend a Bellingham Handmade Market from 11am-4pm at Goods Nursery and Produce, 2620 Northwest Ave. Through October, the weekly event will offer a selection of rotating artisans that make high-quality functional products locally—just like the venue's brews and produce.
    Goods Nursery and Produce :: http://www.facebook.com/goodsproduce
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Langar in Lynden 
    All are welcome at a Langar event from 11am-2pm in Lynden at Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara, 176 E. Pole Rd. Langar is the sacred community free kitchen of the Sikh people and every temple serves delicious vegetarian food-which they invite the general public to come eat. The largest free kitchen in the world is Langar at Darbar Sahib, Amritsar India, where they serve 100,000 people a day every weekend, and 50,000 a day on weekdays.
    Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara :: (360) 398-1184
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Pickett House Tour 
    Check out the oldest wooden structure in Washington state still at its original location at a monthly Open House from 1pm-4pm at the Pickett House, 910 Bancroft St. The Second Sunday tours are offered by Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington. Entry is by donation.
    Pickett House :: (360) 293-1082
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Cyber Security for Bellingham Families and Neighborhoods 
    Kayne McGladrey focuses on "Cyber Security for Bellingham Families and Neighborhoods" at a free presentation from 2pm-3pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Learn how cyber-criminals hack into smart devices, bank accounts, and cloud services and discover two easy ways you can protect your family's accounts. The session includes a live hacking demo, so please bring your mobile phone (Android or Apple) if you’d like to participate.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.kaynemcgladrey.com
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Steelhead Bluegrass Band 
    Terry Enyeart, the bass player with the Downtown Mountain Boys, brings his own Steelhead Bluegrass Band to town for a 2pm concert at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. The music will range from sweet love songs to hard-driving traditional and contemporary bluegrass. Suggested donation is $15.
    Nancy's Farm :: http://www.nancysfarm.com
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Heliotrope Art with Allied Arts 
    Allied Arts of Whatcom County will celebrate 40 years of supporting the area's creative community at a "Heliotrope Art" event from 3pm-7pm at Heliotrope Hotel, 2419 Elm St. Artists and organizations will take over the rooms and create interactive art displays, performances and music will be all over the hotel grounds, and food trucks will feed the masses. All ages are welcome. Entry is $10 (free for kids under 12).
    Heliotrope Hotel :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm The Grief of a Happy Life 
    Spokane-based author Christopher Howell reads from his new poetry collection, The Grief of a Happy Life, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The poems explore the interplay between memory and imagination, celebrating the ways that happiness and grief inform one another and give our lives fullness and vitality.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
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Monday, October 14 6 events
  • 10:00am Wishes and Dreams 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
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Books on Tap 
    South Whatcom Library manager Lizz Roberts leads a "Books on Tap" discussion focusing on Leif Whittaker's My Old Man and the Mountain from 6:30pm-8pm at El Agave 2, 4 Clubhouse Circle.
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Warm Fall Desserts 
    Enjoy warm sourdough and PB&J pudding; warm apple and cheddar cheese galette; and red wine poached pear, oats and honey crumble when Bruno Feldeisen helms a "Warm Fall Desserts" class from 6:30pm-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Feldeisen is a judge on The Great Canadian Baking Show and has twice been honored as one of the top 10 pastry chefs in America by Chocolatier magazine. Fees are $49.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail 
    Amanda Stewart shares stories, tips on backpacking, and photos at a "Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail" presentation from 7pm-8:30pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Stewart hiked the entire Pacific Crest Trail as a solo female, and has lots to talk about.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 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, October 15 12 events
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Skagit County Housing Summit 
    A Skagit County Housing Summit takes place from 3pm-7pm in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. As affordable housing in Skagit County is becoming more difficult to find and an increasing number of residents are experiencing homelessness, find out what's being done to address these issues, and what you can do to help. Entry is $10-$15.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.my360tix.com
  • 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 :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Bellingham Tonight Show 
    Attend the live taping of the inaugural Bellingham Tonight Show from 5pm-7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Guests include Bellingham mayoral candidates April Barker and Seth Fleetwood. After the taping, there will be an opportunity for an audience-driven Q&A with the candidates. In addition to recording the show, they'll introduce this new format, give out swag and let you have a sneak peek of upcoming episodes. Entry is $10.
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Socialist Night School 
    Join Whatcom Democratic Socialists of America for an interactive discussion about socialism, its history and what a socialist society would like like at "Socialist Night School: The Socialist Manifesto" at 6pm at the Lecture Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Entry is free.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.whatcomcountydsa.firebaseapp.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm All-Paces Run 
    Staff and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes-by the water or through the woods. Entry is free.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.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. The event repeats Tues., Oct. 22.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Books on Tap 
    Deming Library staff will helm a monthly "Books on Tap" gathering from 7pm-8:30pm at the North Fork Brewery, 6186 Mt. Baker Hwy. Tonight's subject of discussion will be The Other Einstein, by Marie Benedict.
    North Fork Brewery :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Bridge of Clay 
    Bestselling author Markus Zusak--he of The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger--reads from his latest work of fiction, Bridge of Clay, at 7pm at the Readings Gallery at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules is another success story; once you start reading it, it will be difficult to put down.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterward.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: safdancers@hotmail.com
  • 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 WAKE Meeting 
    Join the Whatcom Association of Kayak Enthusiasts (WAKE) for a "Paddling in Croatia and Greece" presentation by Bob Kandiko at 7pm at the NSEA offices, 3057 E. Bakerview Rd.
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Caulkins Guitar Duo 
    Hear 19th century guitar music when Neil and Tamara Caulkins perform from 7:30pm-9:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. They will also present a work written for them by Peruvian composer Virginia Yep, inspired by a trip she made over Snoqualmie Pass. Admission is $10.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 650-3516
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Wednesday, October 16 12 events
  • 7:30pm Sugar, a Cabaret 
    Brie Turoff leads dancers, actors and musicians for "Sugar: A Cabaret" performances at 7:30pm Wednesday and Thursday, and 6pm Friday at the Underground Nightclub, 211 E. Chestnut St. Joining her is choreographer Tatyana Stahler, a dancer with Bellingham Repertory Dance and a prolific choreographer. The bluesy and rocking Sugar Band, along with a fantastic ensemble of local and regional performers, round out the dynamic cast. Entry is $15-$20 to the 21-and-over show. VIP tickets are $50.
    Underground Nightclub :: http://www.sugartheshow.com
  • 7:30pm Sugar, a Cabaret 
    Dance, live music, stories of love and loss and more will be part of "Sugar: A Cabaret" performances at 7:30pm Wednesday and Thursday, and 6pm Friday at the Underground Nightclub, 211 E. Chestnut St. The American Theater Northwest performance is directed by longtime performer Brie Turoff Mueller and choreographed by Tatyana Stahler. Akilah Williams acts as Master of Ceremonies. Tickets to the 21-and-over show are $15-$20.
    Underground Nightclub :: http://www.sugartheshow.com
  • 5:30pm Book Group Mixers 
    Village Books owners Sarah, Paul, and Kelly will be in attendance at Book Group Mixers at 5:30pm Wednesday at Evolve Chocolate + Cafe (in Bellingham) and 5:30pm Thursday at Overflow Taps (in Lynden). Other VB Reads leaders will also be on hand to dish on favorite books, the world of literature at large, and anything the evening may bring. If you're part of a book group already, or interested in joining one (or two), you'll want to be there. Admission to the 21-and-older events is $5 and includes a beverage.
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm What's Next Health and Wellness Fair 
    Visit and talk with local health- and wellness-related community partners and attend presentations on topics including brain health, Medicare, nutrition, exercise and more at a "What's Next: A Healthier You" from 10am-3pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Entry is free, and no registration is required.
    Bellingham Senior Activity Center :: http://www.wccoa.org
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm Ferndale Book Group 
    Discuss Tara Westover's Educated at a Ferndale Book Group meeting from 2:30pm-4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. All are welcome.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Birch Bay Book Club 
    Bring a book to share and talk about what books you are interested in reading for future gatherings at a Friends of Birch Bay Library Book Club meeting from 4pm-5:30pm at the site of the future Birch Bay Vogt Library, 7968 Birch Bay Dr.
    Birch Bay Vogt Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Group Run 
    All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Womxn in the Outdoors 
    Dr. Nina Roberts, an acclaimed expert on womxn, diversity and outdoor recreation, will lead a "Womxn in the Outdoors" dialogue from 6pm-9pm at Hillcrest Church, 400 Larrabee Ave. The event is designed to raise awareness about issues, experiences, challenges and opportunities related to womxn in outdoor recreation. Reps from local outdoor recreation organizations and businesses will also be present for questions and discussion. Entry is free; please reserve a seat in advance.
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm 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 East-West Septet 
    Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center hosts a concert with the East-West Septet at 7pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St. Trumpeter Jay Thomas will be joined by Yasuhiro Kohama (tenor and soprano sax), Atsushi Ikeda (alto sax), Maya Hatch (vocals), Yuki Hirate (piano, trumpet), Phil Sparks (bass), and Daisuke Kurata (drums). Tickets will be $5-$15 at the door.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm The Boy in the Labyrinth 
    Former WWU professor Oliver de la Paz reads from his new poetry collection, The Boy in the Labyrinth, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In a long sequence of prose poems, questionnaires and standardized tests, the book interrogates the language of autism and the language barriers between parents, their children and the fractured medium of science and school.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm WNPS Talk 
    Meet with the local chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society for a Botany Survey and Report at 7pm at the RE Store's Sustainable Living Center, 2309 Meridian St. Attendees will hear from a cadre of field botanists (undergrads and recent grads from WWU) who performed surveys throughout the Pacific Northwest for the Botanical Survey and Monitor (SAM) Project of the Pacific Northwest Herbarium (WWB).
    Sustainable Living Center :: http://www.wnpskoma.org
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Thursday, October 17 17 events
  • 7:30pm Spokes 
    Kuntz and Company presents its latest community dance piece, "Spokes," at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The work is described as being about "family, friends, husbands, wives, children, siblings, love, relationships, caring, love, loss, joy, owls, play, love, sisters, dads, moms, boyfriends, kids, racing, pushups, breakdancing, love, girlfriends, armwrestling, supporting, love, jazz hands, hope, seeing, climbing, lifting, each other, penguins, each of the bars or wire rods connecting the center of a wheel to its outer edge, dancing, high-tens, love, holding on, letting go of her, pulling, love, strength, singing together, alone, coasting, falling, your people, love, bells, churning butter, monkeys, girls, boys…but it isn’t about bikes." Tickets are $12-$18.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.kuntzandco.org
  • 7:30pm My Fair Lady 
    Sam Guzik directs the beloved musical My Fair Lady, which continues this weekend with 7:30pm showings Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday 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 Oct. 24-26.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:30pm Mixtape 
    As part of iDiOM Theater's New Works series, Trevor Allens' Mixtape opens this weekend with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday at the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect. The play was the winner of the 2019 edition of the annual Serial Killers tournament, reworked from a five-episode serial play into a single, full-length piece. Tickets are $6-$12; additional showings happen Oct. 24-26.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 10:00am Fall Lynden Craft and Antique Show 
    More than 100 artisans, crafters, antique and vintage dealers will show and sell their wares at the 30th annual Fall Lynden Craft and Antique Show from 10am-8pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $5-$6.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com
  • All Day Sugar, a Cabaret 
    Brie Turoff leads dancers, actors and musicians for "Sugar: A Cabaret" performances at 7:30pm Wednesday and Thursday, and 6pm Friday at the Underground Nightclub, 211 E. Chestnut St. Joining her is choreographer Tatyana Stahler, a dancer with Bellingham Repertory Dance and a prolific choreographer. The bluesy and rocking Sugar Band, along with a fantastic ensemble of local and regional performers, round out the dynamic cast. Entry is $15-$20 to the 21-and-over show. VIP tickets are $50.
    Underground Nightclub :: http://www.sugartheshow.com
  • All Day Sugar, a Cabaret 
    Dance, live music, stories of love and loss and more will be part of "Sugar: A Cabaret" performances at 7:30pm Wednesday and Thursday, and 6pm Friday at the Underground Nightclub, 211 E. Chestnut St. The American Theater Northwest performance is directed by longtime performer Brie Turoff Mueller and choreographed by Tatyana Stahler. Akilah Williams acts as Master of Ceremonies. Tickets to the 21-and-over show are $15-$20.
    Underground Nightclub :: http://www.sugartheshow.com
  • 5:30pm Book Group Mixers 
    Village Books owners Sarah, Paul, and Kelly will be in attendance at Book Group Mixers at 5:30pm Wednesday at Evolve Chocolate + Cafe (in Bellingham) and 5:30pm Thursday at Overflow Taps (in Lynden). Other VB Reads leaders will also be on hand to dish on favorite books, the world of literature at large, and anything the evening may bring. If you're part of a book group already, or interested in joining one (or two), you'll want to be there. Admission to the 21-and-older events is $5 and includes a beverage.
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Confronting Evil 
    Western Washington University will honor the life and legacy of holocaust survivor Noemi Ban when James Waller leads a talk on "Confronting Evil: Why Holocaust and Genocide Studies Matter Today" at 4pm at Western Libraries Reading Room. The free event will address how genocide prevention is possible and why it matters in today’s world. Closer to home, he'll explore why genocide prevention matters to us as we think about our country’s past, present and future.
    Western Libraries Reading Room :: http://www.wwu.edu/prof-james-waller
  • 4:00pm - 9:00pm Bellingham Handmade Fundraiser 
    Bellingham Handmade will host a Fundraiser and Party from 4pm-9pm at the Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd. Local beer will be on tap, and there will be a DJ, a supervised kid's craft area, tarot readings, a silent auction, espresso and more. All of the artisan representatives will be showcased, and reps will be available to talk about the nonprofit's goals to open a retail gallery that will see 100 percent of sales going directly to the artists.
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Happy Hour by Bus 
    Whatcom Smart Trips hosts a "Happy Hour by Bus" outing leaving at 5:15pm from the Downtown Bus Station. The trip will take attendees to Overflow Taps at Barkley Village, where you can enjoy a brew or refreshment of choice, get questions answers and plan future trips. The trip is free, but refreshments are on you. Please RSVP.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Dances of Universal Peace 
    Attend a monthly Dances of Universal Peace event from 6pm-8pm at the Center for Mindful Use, 100 E. Maple St., Suite B. Sometimes meditative, sometimes playful, always joyous, the dances invoke a sense of unity, presence and compassion. Suggested donation is $5-$10; nobody will be turned away for a lack of funds.
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Learn Your Rights as a Renter 
    Join the Bellingham Tenants Union for a "Learn Your Rights as a Renter" discussion at 6pm at the Roosevelt Resource Center, 2303 Moore St. Join fellow renters to educate yourself on the maintenance-based nitty gritty of the fundamental human right to safe, secure housing. A City of Bellingham code compliance officer, an employee of the Rental Registration department and a housing advocate will offer expertise on their respective subjects.
    Roosevelt Resource Center :: http://www.bellinghamtenantsunion.org
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Meatballs of the World 
    Cindy McKinney presents an international array of meatballs at a "Meatballs of the World" class taking place from 6:30pm-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Fees are $45.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Candidate Forum 
    A countywide Candidate Forum takes place from 7pm-9pm at the auditorium at Meridian High School, 194 W. Laurel Rd. The event will be broadcast live on KGMI Radio 790 AM and streamed live on Common Threads NW. Vincent Buys, former 42nd District legislator, will moderate.
    Meridian High School :: http://www.commonthreadsnw.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Granite, Graphite and Gravel 
    Artist and adventurer Gretchen Leggitt will share photos and stories from her multi-sport bike adventures around the world at a "Granite, Graphite, and Gravel" Travelogue at 7pm Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. For more than a decade, Leggitt has packed her art supplies and climbing and ski gear on two wheels and has ridden across seven countries to explore the ins and outs of the wild. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. There is teaching early in the evening, and no experience or partner is necessary as most dances are line or circle dances. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors can attend for free.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:30pm - 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 an "Improv Mash-up." Entry is $8 for the early show, $5 for the late one
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
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Friday, October 18 24 events
  • 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
  • 10:00am Wishes and Dreams 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 Spokes 
    Kuntz and Company presents its latest community dance piece, "Spokes," at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The work is described as being about "family, friends, husbands, wives, children, siblings, love, relationships, caring, love, loss, joy, owls, play, love, sisters, dads, moms, boyfriends, kids, racing, pushups, breakdancing, love, girlfriends, armwrestling, supporting, love, jazz hands, hope, seeing, climbing, lifting, each other, penguins, each of the bars or wire rods connecting the center of a wheel to its outer edge, dancing, high-tens, love, holding on, letting go of her, pulling, love, strength, singing together, alone, coasting, falling, your people, love, bells, churning butter, monkeys, girls, boys…but it isn’t about bikes." Tickets are $12-$18.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.kuntzandco.org
  • All Day My Fair Lady 
    Sam Guzik directs the beloved musical My Fair Lady, which continues this weekend with 7:30pm showings Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday 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 Oct. 24-26.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:30pm Matilda the Musical 
    META Performing Arts presents Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical starting this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S> First St. Tickets are $18-$28 to witness the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Additional performances take place through Nov. 2.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.or
  • 7:30pm Hellingham 
    Help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” returns to the stage for 7:30pm and 9:30pm shows every Friday and Saturday through October (and Thurs., Oct. 31) at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. ). Tickets to view the comedic carnage are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:00pm Scream Fair's Camp Fear 
    "Camp Fear" will be the theme of this year's "Scream Fair" Haunted House from 7pm-10pm Friday and Saturday at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Tickets at the door will be $10 for kids (parental discretion is advised) and $12 for adults. Additional dates of operation happen Oct. 25-26 and 31.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.screamfairhaunt.com
  • All Day Mixtape 
    As part of iDiOM Theater's New Works series, Trevor Allens' Mixtape opens this weekend with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday at the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect. The play was the winner of the 2019 edition of the annual Serial Killers tournament, reworked from a five-episode serial play into a single, full-length piece. Tickets are $6-$12; additional showings happen Oct. 24-26.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 8:00pm Squawktober 
    Western Washington University's resident improv troupe, the Dead Parrots Society, presents the third weekend of its monthlong "Squawktober" performances at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the school's Old Main Theater. The shows will range from silly to spooky and back again. Tickets will be $5 at the door. Additional shows happen Oct. 25 and 26.
  • 6:00pm Gore and Lore Tours 
    The Good Time Girls combine history with a bit of horror--think unsettling haunts, strange historical happenings and true crimes--at "Gore and Lore" tours Fridays and Saturdays through October in historic Fairhaven and downtown Bellingham. Entry to the PG-13 events is $20.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • All Day Fall Lynden Craft and Antique Show 
    More than 100 artisans, crafters, antique and vintage dealers will show and sell their wares at the 30th annual Fall Lynden Craft and Antique Show from 10am-8pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $5-$6.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com
  • 6:00pm Anacortes Vintage Market's Evergreens and Icicles 
    Anacortes Vintage Market's "Evergreens & Icicles" Market and Gift show kicks off with a VIP event from 6pm-9pm Friday at the Port Transit Event Center, 100 Commercial Ave. Creative vendors will be bringing their best of the best in vintage home decor, garden goodies, French antiques, repurposed, restyled, junk salvage, architectural salvage, rescued, reused and fabulous vintage finds to the event, which will continue from 9am-4pm Saturday. Entry is $20 to opening night (includes entry to Saturday's shindig), and $7 on Saturday ($5 with two canned food donations at the door).
    Port Transit Event Center :: http://www.anacortesvintagemarket.com
  • 7:30pm Sugar, a Cabaret 
    Brie Turoff leads dancers, actors and musicians for "Sugar: A Cabaret" performances at 7:30pm Wednesday and Thursday, and 6pm Friday at the Underground Nightclub, 211 E. Chestnut St. Joining her is choreographer Tatyana Stahler, a dancer with Bellingham Repertory Dance and a prolific choreographer. The bluesy and rocking Sugar Band, along with a fantastic ensemble of local and regional performers, round out the dynamic cast. Entry is $15-$20 to the 21-and-over show. VIP tickets are $50.
    Underground Nightclub :: http://www.sugartheshow.com
  • 7:30pm Sugar, a Cabaret 
    Dance, live music, stories of love and loss and more will be part of "Sugar: A Cabaret" performances at 7:30pm Wednesday and Thursday, and 6pm Friday at the Underground Nightclub, 211 E. Chestnut St. The American Theater Northwest performance is directed by longtime performer Brie Turoff Mueller and choreographed by Tatyana Stahler. Akilah Williams acts as Master of Ceremonies. Tickets to the 21-and-over show are $15-$20.
    Underground Nightclub :: http://www.sugartheshow.com
  • 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 October at the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Stimpson Family Nature Reserve :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 11:00am - 4:30pm Harvest Tea 
    Enjoy delicious sandwiches, soup, sweet cream scones, tea and more at Harvest Tea events taking place at 11am, 1pm and 3pm in Sedro-Woolley at Willowbrook Manor, 27420 Minkler Rd. Fees are $35. The event continues Saturdays through October.
    Willowbrook Manor :: http://www.teaandtour.com
  • 12:30pm - 3:30pm Community Write-In on Peace and Justice 
    Adults should come prepared to write at a World Peace Poets: Community Write-In on Peace and Justice from 12:30pm-3:30pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Writers will create a poem, short essay or artwork for their own use. A notebook with a few poems and writings on peace and justice for people to read and use as stimulus for their own writing will be provided, and writers will also be able to post up to 20 words on the topic of peace and/or justice as part of a spontaneous collaborative poem. The final event takes place Oct. 25.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Books and Bites 
    Bring your lunch if you'd like and join a lively "Books and Bites" meeting to discuss Leif Enger's Virgil Wander from 1pm-2:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm Curator's Tour 
    Join Amy Chaloupka, Curator of Art, for an inside look at "Wanted: Ed Bereal for Disturbing the Peace" from 1:30pm-2:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Chaloupka will share insight into artist Bereal’s work, techniques and themes at the event, which is included with the price of admission.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm Art Uncorked 
    Heavy appetizers, wine, beer, raffles, a silent auction including children's art and art from local artists and more will be part of the annual "Art Uncorked" fundraiser for Bellingham Childcare and Learning Center from 5:30pm-9pm at Bellingham Golf and Country Club, 3729 Meridian St. Tickets are $40 and include a raffle ticket.
    Bellingham Golf and Country Club :: http://www.bellinghamchildcare.com
  • 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 - 10:00pm Fresh Hop Friday with Wes Jones 
    Wes Jones performs as part of a "Fresh Hop Fridays" concert series from 6pm-10pm in Mount Vernon at Farmstrong Brewing Co., 110 Stewart Rd. The event pairs live local music with fresh hop guest taps from friends in the industry. Entry is free to the all-ages events taking place Fridays through October.
    Farmstrong Brewing Co. :: http://www.farmstrongbrewing.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Spark Reading 
    Anna Holmes reads from her Young Adult Fantasy book, Spark: Ember of Ellissia #2), at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Spirit Club 
    As part of a Halloween Pop-Up Bar, Spirit Club, attend Brennivin Night with Jamie "Mistress of Malt" Backman at 8pm at Swim Club Cocktail Bar, 1147 11th St. Through October, the bar will feature drink specials like Maggie's Ghost, and a dinner menu inspired by various horror films including The Silence of the Lambs. Get ready to drink your cocktails out of skulls and Halloween-themed glassware, as this is a fully immersive experience.
    Swim Club Cocktail Bar :: http://www.swimclubbar.com
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  • 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
  • All Day Wishes and Dreams 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 Spokes 
    Kuntz and Company presents its latest community dance piece, "Spokes," at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The work is described as being about "family, friends, husbands, wives, children, siblings, love, relationships, caring, love, loss, joy, owls, play, love, sisters, dads, moms, boyfriends, kids, racing, pushups, breakdancing, love, girlfriends, armwrestling, supporting, love, jazz hands, hope, seeing, climbing, lifting, each other, penguins, each of the bars or wire rods connecting the center of a wheel to its outer edge, dancing, high-tens, love, holding on, letting go of her, pulling, love, strength, singing together, alone, coasting, falling, your people, love, bells, churning butter, monkeys, girls, boys…but it isn’t about bikes." Tickets are $12-$18.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.kuntzandco.org
  • All Day My Fair Lady 
    Sam Guzik directs the beloved musical My Fair Lady, which continues this weekend with 7:30pm showings Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday 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 Oct. 24-26.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 10:00am 98221 Studio Tour 
    The Anacortes Arts Commission will host its annual 98221 Studio Tour from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at approximately 40 locales throughout Fidalgo Island. Expect to peruse a wide variety of mediums--including oil, watercolor, pastel, mixed media and acrylic paintings, many styles of jewelry, textiles and fiber arts, ceramics, stone sculpture, photography, metal arts, printmaking, assemblage art and more--as well an up-close look at artists' creative process. Entry to the self-guided tour is free.
  • All Day Matilda the Musical 
    META Performing Arts presents Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical starting this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S> First St. Tickets are $18-$28 to witness the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Additional performances take place through Nov. 2.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.or
  • 7:30pm Hellingham 
    Help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” returns to the stage for 7:30pm and 9:30pm shows every Friday and Saturday through October (and Thurs., Oct. 31) at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. ). Tickets to view the comedic carnage are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:00pm Scream Fair's Camp Fear 
    "Camp Fear" will be the theme of this year's "Scream Fair" Haunted House from 7pm-10pm Friday and Saturday at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Tickets at the door will be $10 for kids (parental discretion is advised) and $12 for adults. Additional dates of operation happen Oct. 25-26 and 31.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.screamfairhaunt.com
  • 8:00pm Squawktober 
    Western Washington University's resident improv troupe, the Dead Parrots Society, presents the third weekend of its monthlong "Squawktober" performances at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the school's Old Main Theater. The shows will range from silly to spooky and back again. Tickets will be $5 at the door. Additional shows happen Oct. 25 and 26.
  • 7:30pm Mixtape 
    As part of iDiOM Theater's New Works series, Trevor Allens' Mixtape opens this weekend with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday at the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect. The play was the winner of the 2019 edition of the annual Serial Killers tournament, reworked from a five-episode serial play into a single, full-length piece. Tickets are $6-$12; additional showings happen Oct. 24-26.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 6:00pm Gore and Lore Tours 
    The Good Time Girls combine history with a bit of horror--think unsettling haunts, strange historical happenings and true crimes--at "Gore and Lore" tours Fridays and Saturdays through October in historic Fairhaven and downtown Bellingham. Entry to the PG-13 events is $20.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 10:00am Fall Lynden Craft and Antique Show 
    More than 100 artisans, crafters, antique and vintage dealers will show and sell their wares at the 30th annual Fall Lynden Craft and Antique Show from 10am-8pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $5-$6.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com
  • 6:00pm Anacortes Vintage Market's Evergreens and Icicles 
    Anacortes Vintage Market's "Evergreens & Icicles" Market and Gift show kicks off with a VIP event from 6pm-9pm Friday at the Port Transit Event Center, 100 Commercial Ave. Creative vendors will be bringing their best of the best in vintage home decor, garden goodies, French antiques, repurposed, restyled, junk salvage, architectural salvage, rescued, reused and fabulous vintage finds to the event, which will continue from 9am-4pm Saturday. Entry is $20 to opening night (includes entry to Saturday's shindig), and $7 on Saturday ($5 with two canned food donations at the door).
    Port Transit Event Center :: http://www.anacortesvintagemarket.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Ferndale 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. 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
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Community Pancake Breakfast 
    Attend a Community Pancake Breakfast from 8am-11am at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. Entry is $4-$6 and includes your choice of pancakes, waffles or French toast--all served with scrambled eggs, sausage and beverages. Live music will be provided by Rod's Bluegrass Jammers.
    Blaine Senior Center :: http://www.blaineseniorcenter.com
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Twin Sisters Farmers Markets 
    Affordable, Whatcom County-grown produce can be procured at the Twin Sisters Farmers Market from 9am-3pm at the IGA parking lot on Nugent's Corner, and 10am-2pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. The markets continue Saturdays through October.
    North Fork Library :: http://www.twinsistersmarket.com
  • 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 Yoga and Detox 
    Bharti Naga leads "Ayurveda: Yoga and Detox" from 9am-2pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. The class will include pranayama, simple yoga postures, a light snack, and a primer on how to cook khichdii, a classic Ayurvedic meal consisting of lightly spiced rice and lentils with ghee and herbs, and renowned for its healthful and detoxifying properties. Fees are $75.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Orca Recovery Day Work Party 
    Join NSEA and Whatcom Conservation District for an Orca Recovery Day Work Party from 9am-12pm along the Nooksack River (parking will be available at Northwest Indian College, 2522 Kwina Rd. Volunteers will be celebrating orcas by restoring critical salmon habitat.
    Nooksack River :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 9:00am - 1:00pm Blanchard Beast Trail Race 
    Join the Greater Bellingham Running Club (GBRC) for its "Blanchard Beast" Trail Race from 9am-1pm starting and ending at the Blanchard Forest Lower Trailhead. Entry is $30-$40 for the 10-mile trail race.
    Blanchard Forest Lower Trailhead :: http://www.gbrc.net
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Steam Expo 
    Kids ages 6-12 can get the chance to observe, explore and experiment with science, technology, engineering, arts and math at a STEAM Expo happening from 10am-3pm at Lynden Middle School, 8750 Line Rd. Entry is free for all children and their families.
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Bellingham Comicon 
    Roger Sweet, Kendare Blacke, Jeremy Colwell, John Gallagher, and Andy Owen will be among the special guests in attendance at the 11th annual Bellingham Comicon taking place from 10am-5pm at the Ferndale Event Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. Costume and cosplay contests, wares by local merchants, an artist alley and much more will be part of the annual comic book convention. Entry is $10 in advance and $15 at the door (free for kids 7 and under).
    Ferndale Event Center :: http://www.bellinghamcomicon.com
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Blaine Gardeners Market 
    Homegrown and handmade farm products, baked goods, arts and crafts and more can be found at the Blaine Gardeners Market from 10am-2pm Saturdays through October at the city's H Street Plaza.
    H Street Plaza :: (360) 332-6484
  • 10:00am - 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 - 12:30pm 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 :: http://www.mindport.org
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Your Life is a Story Writer's Group 
    Poet and author Barbara Bloom leads a Your Life is a Story Writer's Group meeting from 10:30am-12pm in Sudden Valley at the South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Ct. Focus on your life experiences and get support from others in this writing group; bring a pen and questions to the meeting and get writing.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Kraut-chi Ferment Class 
    Join a "Kraut-chi Ferment Class" from 11am-1pm at the Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N. The primer for beginners and beyond will focus on making a simple kraut-chi ferment using salt, veggies or fruit. Check the website to find out what to bring along to the free class.
    Chuckanut Center :: http://www.chuckanutcenter.org
  • 11:00am - 1:30pm Winter Warmth Drive and Pickup 
    Interfaith Coalition’s Winter Warmth Drive will provide gently used coats, hats, gloves, and scarves to children and adults from 11am-1:30pm at Bellingham's Assumption Church Gym, 2116 Cornwall Ave. Similar events will happen throughout the month in Blaine and Deming.
    Assumption Church Gym :: http://www.interfaith-coalition.org
  • 11:00am - 4:00pm Fall Festival 
    Enjoy games, food, arts and crafts, pumpkin carving and more at a Fall Festival taking place from 11am-4pm in Mount Vernon at Camp Korey, 24880 Brotherhood Rd. Visitors at the free event can also tour the camp and learn more about it. Please RSVP.
  • 1:30pm - 4:00pm Art Therapy Workshop 
    Nicholette Harrington leads an "Art Therapy: Draw a Line" workshop from 1:30pm-4pm at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 First St. Participants will create meaningful drawings that reflect personal stories finishing with a series of prints on sumi rice paper. Fees are $30.50 (including materials fee).
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Telling Tough Stories 
    Award-winning local author and WWU English professor Kathryn Trueblood will lead a free workshop focusing on "Telling Tough Stories: Writing About Illness" from 2pm-3:30pm at the South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court, Sudden Valley. Trueblood will address strategies for claiming your material and offer examples, writing prompts, and publication venues.
    South Whatcom Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Fables and Tales Upcycle Runway Challenge 
    Celebrate creativity and garment reuse at Ragifinery's annual Upcycle Runway Challenge from 6pm-9pm at Bellingham Technical College's Settlemeyer Hall, 3028 Lindbergh St. The fanciful fashions designed by local artists will be inspired by a "Fables & Tales" theme. Tickets are $25 general (includes appetizers), and $50 for VIP (includes two drink tickets, a goodie bag and special seating). A silent auction and pop-up show will be part of the fabric-focused festivities.
    Settlemeyer Hall :: http://www.ragfinery.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Brew on the Slough 
    Enjoy samples from local and regional breweries as part of the fifth annual "Brew on the Slough" Beer Festival taking place from 6pm-9pm at La Conner's Maple Hall. Tickets are $25; the first 200 people to register will also get a collectible tasting glass. Food vendors, a silent auction, live music and more will be part of the frothy festivities.
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Bellingham Hoptoberfest 
    The fourth annual Bellingham Hoptoberfest brings a bounty of beer, wine and cider to town from 6pm-10pm at the Civic Way Sportsplex, 1225 Civic Field Way. The expansive indoor space will feature liquid gold from an array of breweries, food truck fare, live music and more. Tickets are $20-$25 ($35 for VIP tickets). Funds raised benefit Rebound Families and Whatcom Recreation.
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Concrete Ghost Walk 
    Purchase tickets in advance for the "Concrete Ghost Walk," which continues tonight at 6pm starting at the historic (and haunted) Concrete Theatre, 45920 Main St. Learn about the characters and events that have shaped the spirited community, hear from local residents (living and otherwise) and enjoy a tour along the haunts of Main Street. The event takes place every Saturday in October. Entry is $15.
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm How I Learned I'm Old 
    Nationally produced playwright Romney Humphrey reads from How I Learned I'm Old at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The collection of humorous essays embedded with a smattering of serious insights tells the tale of what happens when middle age mysteriously departs and old age mischievously claims its territory, delving into the important benefits, downsides and realizations of the aging process.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Skagit Symphony presents Highland Heritage 
    "Highlands Heritage" will be the theme Skagit Symphony's first concert of its 40th season at 7:30pm in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Attendees will be transported to the Orkney Islands to crash a rustic wedding, followed by a Scottish fantasy, and ending with themes inspired by the Italian Alps in the monumental second symphony of Jean Sibelius. Tickets are $10-$45.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Take Me to the River Live 
    The most influential figures of modern New Orleans funk, R&B, soul and jazz can be heard at "Take Me to the River LIVE! Celebrating the Music of New Orleans" at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Performers include the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan and Ian Neville, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, plus Mardi Gras Indians with “Big Chief” Monk Boudreaux of the Golden Eagles and “Big Chief” Romeo of the 9th Ward Hunters. Tickets are $25.50-$59.50.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
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