Week of August 1, 2021

Sunday, August 1 20 events
  • All Day Diablo Lake Boat Tours 
    Seattle City Light and the North Cascades Institute will team up to offer Diablo Lake Boat Tours starting this week with outings aboard the Alice Ross IV at 11:30am and 2:30pm Thursdays through Mondays leaving from NCI's Environmental Learning Center. Once aboard, you'll learn about the area's indigenous inhabitants, biodiversity, geology and the unique relationship between the North Cascades environment and the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Tickets are $22-$45 and include a snack pack including locally sourced fruits and vegetables, local cheese and a meat protein, two cookies and juice. Reservations are required, as boat capacity is limited for public health.
    Diablo Lake :: http://www.ncascades.org
  • 2:00pm Community Boating Center Summer Hours 
    Sign up for summer classes and experiences and book rentals for a dinghy, kayak, keelboat, paddle board or rowboat at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Summer rental hours are 2pm-8pm weekdays, and 10am-8pm weekends. Please schedule your rentals in advance online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:00am An Artist's Universe at Hotel Bellwether 
    View painter and mixed-media master David Syre's latest installation, "An Artist's Universe," hanging throughout the corridors, lobby and dining room of Hotel Bellwether and the Lighthouse Grill--where you'll be welcome to wander the halls to grasp his methods and creative dialogues. The works will be on display at One Bellwether Way through the summer.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • 11:00am Cabin Rain Revisited 
    "Cabin Rain Revisited," featuring paintings by the late Northwest master William Slater from 1939-2007, shows from 11am-6pm daily (except Tuesdays) through July in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.perryandcarlson.com
  • 11:00am Flags and Monuments 
    Check out award-winning Pacific Northwest artist Sheila Klein's new exhibit, "Flags and Monuments," from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through Aug. 1 in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. In the show, Klein remakes the images of flags and monuments with crocheting, stitchery and weaving. This body of work was completed over the past four years.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • 11:00am Quilt Exhibits in La Conner 
    From 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday, visit La Conner's Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St. Currently on display are "Small Expressions: Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., " "Rhythms of Light," and "Whirlwinds & Whirlpools: New Work by Larkin Van Horn."
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • 11:00am Signature Member Show 
    Peruse works by NW Pastel Society artists at a "Signature Member Show" from 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday through Aug. 1 in Anacortes at the Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. More than 50 panels depict various styles of work and methods of craftsmanship.
    Scott Milo Gallery :: http://www.scottmilo.com
  • 12:00pm Fluid Formations and More at Whatcom Museum 
    View "Fluid Formations: The Legacy of Glass in the Pacific Northwest," "El Zodíaco Familiar," "All Dressed Up," "Silk for Suffragettes and Schoolchildren: The Impact of Kimono on European and American Design Practices, c. 1890-1930," "Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence," and "People of the Sea and Cedar" from 12pm-5pm Thursdays through Sundays at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall. Entry fees are $5-$10.
    Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 10:00am Future Artifacts at MoNA 
    "Future Artifacts" shows from 10am-5pm daily through Oct. 10 in La Conner at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. The exhibit features work by Lummi Nation glass artist Dan Friday, who draws from cultural themes and uses modern processes--while still maintaining basic Native American qualities.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 10:00am Jacobson and O'Neill 
    View works by ceramicist and mixed-media artist Sara Jacobson and sculptor Brian O'Neill from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday through Aug. 1 in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • 11:00am Pilchuck Glass School Show 
    "The Pilchuck Glass School Show" can be seen from 11am-5pm Friday through Sunday (and by appointment) through Aug. 22 on Camano Island at Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way. The multi-artist show also features works by Northwest painters, plus 45 artists in the 10-acre sculpture park.
    Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park :: http://www.matzkefineart.com
  • 11:00am Larry Richmond at Good Earth Pottery 
    Ceramic baskets by Larry Richmond will be highlighted from 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through July at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 9:00am Quilt Museum Porch Sale 
    Shop a gigantic selection of "fabrics, fibers and fancies" at a Porch Sale taking place from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday, and 9am-2pm Sunday in La Conner at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St.
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • 11:00am Whatcom Art Market featuring Karen Silvernale 
    Works by as many as 45 Whatcom Art Guild members can be viewed from 11am-5pm daily at Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11th St. Through Aug. 1, Karen Silvernale's acrylic mixed-media work will be highlighted.
    Whatcom Art Market :: http://www.whatcomartmarket.org
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Birchwood Farmers Market 
    Find fresh produce and more from as many as 10 growers and producers from 9am-2pm at the Birchwood Farmers Market in the neighborhood's former Albertsons parking lot, 1538 Birchwood Ave. The event takes place Sundays through October.
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Skagit Valley Farmers Market 
    Attend the new Skagit Valley Farmers Market from 10am-2pm just north of Christianson's Nursery in and around the Vinery, 15612 Best Rd. The weekly market will feature a full range of community farmers and craft vendors every Sunday through Sept. 26.
  • 3:00pm - 5:30pm Stringband Sundays with Queens Bluegrass 
    Queens Bluegrass will perform as part of a family-friendly Stringband Sundays concert series from 3pm-5:30pm at Kulshan Brewing's Trackside Beer Garden, 298 W. Laurel St. Every Sunday through August, bring along the crew for beer, root beer, music, dancing, yard games and food. Entry is free.
    Trackside Beer Garden :: http://www.kulshanbrewing.com
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm Jazz on the Bay with the Kevin Woods Trio 
    Kevin Woods Trio will make beautiful music when Jazz on the Bay continues from 4pm-7pm in the Sunset Lounge or patio at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. The concert series continues Sundays through Aug. 29.
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm The Devilies 
    An eclectic mix of originals and traditional tunes and songs made for dancing, crying and laughing can be heard when the Devilies perform from 5pm-7pm at the beer garden at Kulshan Brewing Co., 2238 James St. Entry is free; the band will be playing Sundays through the summer.
    Kulshan Brewing Co. :: http://www.kulshanbrewing.com
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Depot Comedy Club Returns 
    The Depot Comedy Club returns to the standup scene after a 16-month pandemic hiatus at 8pm at Aslan Depot, 1322 N. State St. Travis Nelson will host, accompanied by Chase Meyers and Erin Ingle. Tickets are $20.
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Monday, August 2 3 events
  • 11:30am Diablo Lake Boat Tours 
    Seattle City Light and the North Cascades Institute will team up to offer Diablo Lake Boat Tours starting this week with outings aboard the Alice Ross IV at 11:30am and 2:30pm Thursdays through Mondays leaving from NCI's Environmental Learning Center. Once aboard, you'll learn about the area's indigenous inhabitants, biodiversity, geology and the unique relationship between the North Cascades environment and the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Tickets are $22-$45 and include a snack pack including locally sourced fruits and vegetables, local cheese and a meat protein, two cookies and juice. Reservations are required, as boat capacity is limited for public health.
    Diablo Lake :: http://www.ncascades.org
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Teen Space Open House 
    Teen Services Librarian Jennifer Lovchik leads a Teen Space Open House from 1pm-2pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Teens ages 12 to 18 are welcome to attend and find out more about the recently opened space.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Live Music Mondays with Mind's Eye 
    As part of a Live Music Mondays series, Mind's Eye will perform from 6pm-8pm at Kulshan Brewing Company, 2238 James St. Entry is free to hear familiar songs from the 1960s to today, made new through fresh interpretation and improvisation.
    Kulshan Brewing Company :: http://www.kulshanbrewing.com
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Tuesday, August 3 6 events
  • 6:00pm Piano Nights with Paul Klein and Aaron Guest 
    Pianist Paul Klein plays from 6pm-8pm every Tuesday in the Tap Room at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. From 6pm-8pm Wednesdays, Aaron Guest takes a turn at the piano.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 12:00pm - 6:00pm Book Signing with Cheryl Bostrom 
    Attend a pre-event book signing with naturalist, photographer and award-winning author Cheryl Grey Bostrom at 12pm in Lynden at Village Books, 430 Front St. Get your copy of the Whatcom County-based author's new book, Sugar Birds, autographed, and meet her in person. At 5pm, Bostrom will be joined by dramatist and writer Maggie Wallem Rowe for a conversation about the book. Register in advance to join the event on Zoom.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm Incubator Farm Stand 
    Peruse farm-fresh produce and meet the folks who grew it at Cloud Mountain Farm Center's Incubator Farm Stand from 3pm-6pm every Tuesday through Aug. 24 in Everson at 5979 Lawrence Rd.
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Tuesday Truck Show with Fun Forest 
    Attend a Tuesday Truck Show featuring Seattle duo Fun Forest from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the upcycled truck stage at Mount Vernon's Farmstrong Brewing, 110 Stewart Rd. Tickets to hear the toe-tapping folk songs are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. All proceeds will go directly to the artists.
    Farmstrong Brewing :: http://www.farmstrongbrewing.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Whatcom Museum History Sunset Cruise 
    Locals and visitors alike can procure tickets for the return of Whatcom Museum's annual History Sunset Cruises starting today at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tour guides and historians Brian Griffin and Doug Starcher will take turns hosting the events, tying their knowledge of local history with up-to-date facts about bayside activities. The sailings will be offered at a reduced capacity with protocols in place to ensure visitor safety. Tickets are $35-$40 (free for children ages 5 and under). Additional sailings take place Tuesdays through Aug. 31.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Lindy at the Leo 
    B'ham Hop and Pace Trumpet host a weekly "Lindy at the Leo" swing dance from 6:30pm-8pm at the Crystal Ballroom at Hotel Leo, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Show up at 6pm for a drop-in beginner lesson with Damian Cade and Stephanie Lee Demetreon; no partner or experience is necessary. General admission is $8-$10, and proof of vaccination will be required at the door.
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Wednesday, August 4 11 events
  • 10:00am Vintage Farming Days 
    Attend the Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Association's 50th annual Vintage Farming Days from Wednesday through Saturday in Lynden at Berthusen Park, 8837 Berthusen Rd. Per usual, the event will feature threshing/steam/gas and sawmill demos, vintage tractors, trucks, cars, antiques, a swap meet, a daily parade, tractor pulls, displays, food vendors and more. Entry is $3-$10.
  • 6:00pm Bellinghistory Tours with the Good Time Girls 
    Through August, the Good Time Girls will lead free "Bellinghistory" tours at 6pm Wednesday in Fairhaven, and 6pm Thursday in downtown Bellingham. The Wednesday tour will highlight the Fairhaven district's unique evolution and origins as its own town. The downtown outing will explore the evolution of the city through historic buildings and sites, including stories about changes in culture, geology, architecture, transportation and more. Please register in advance for the events, as space is limited.
    Downtown Bellingham, Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.bellinghistory.com
  • 6:00pm Piano Nights with Paul Klein and Aaron Guest 
    Pianist Paul Klein plays from 6pm-8pm every Tuesday in the Tap Room at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. From 6pm-8pm Wednesdays, Aaron Guest takes a turn at the piano.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market 
    Attend the Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market from 3pm-7pm every Wednesday through Oct. 13 at the city's Hammer Heritage Square located at Ferry and Metcalf streets.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: http://www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm Wednesday Market at Waypoint 
    Bellingham Farmers Market's Wednesday Market takes place from 4pm-7pm weekly through Sept. 29 on the waterfront near the pump track at Waypoint Park, 300 W. Laurel St. Approximately 40 vendors will sell their edible and creative wares each week.
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Final Jam on the River 
    Join the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce for the final "Jam on the River" concert of the summer from 5pm-7pm at the city's Centennial Riverwalk Park. JP Falcon will be sharing some classic tunes, while WTF (Where's the Food?) serves up some of their classic meals. Entry to the family-friendly event is free.
    Centennial Riverwalk Park :: http://www.ferndale-chamber.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Port of Anacortes Summer Concert Series 
    The Port of Anacortes continues its free summer concert series tonight with a show by the Jerry Steinhilber Jazz Explosion from 6pm-8pm at Seafarers' Memorial Park, 601 Seafarers' Way. Remaining Wednesday and Friday performances include Herding Kats Jazz (Aug. 11), Shaggy Sweet (Aug. 13), Skagit Swings (Aug. 18), Sway (Aug. 20, pictured here), A'Town Big Band (Aug. 25), and the West Coast Feed (Aug. 27).
    Seafarers' Memorial Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Port of Anacortes Summer Concert Series 
    The Port of Anacortes brings continues its free summer concert series with a show from the Jerry Steinhilber Jazz Explosion 6pm-8pm at Seafarers' Memorial Park, 601 Seafarers' Way. Remaining Wednesday and Friday shows include Herding Kats Jazz (Aug. 11), Shaggy Sweet (Aug. 13), Skagit Swings (Aug. 18), Sway (Aug. 20), A'Town Big Band (Aug. 25), and the West Coast Feed (Aug. 27).
    Seafarers' Memorial Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Brewers Cruise 
    San Juan Cruises continues its popular Bellingham Bay Brewers Cruise from 6:30pm-8pm every Wednesday through Sept. 22 leaving from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $39 and include snacks and beer samples from local and regional breweries. Chuckanut Cracked Crab Dinner Cruises take place throughout the week, and "unWINEd" on the Bay wine tasting cruises happen Thursdays through Sept. 23. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whales.com
  • 8:00pm - 9:00pm In-Cider 
    Nikki Kilpatrick will host an InCider Jokes Comedy Hour at 8pm at Thousand Acre Cider House, 109 Grand Ave., suite 101. Tickets to the monthly 21-and-over standup comedy show are $5-$40 to reserve a seat or table. All cover proceeds for pre-sale tickets go directly to the performers.
    Thousand Acre Cider House :: http://www.thousandacreciderhouse.com
  • 8:00pm - 9:00pm In-Cider Jokes Comedy Hour 
    Nikki Kilpatrick will host an InCider Jokes Comedy Hour at 8pm at Thousand Acre Cider House, 109 Grand Ave., suite 101. Tickets to the monthly 21-and-over standup comedy show are $5-$40 to reserve a seat or table. All cover proceeds for pre-sale tickets go directly to the performers.
    Thousand Acre Cider House :: http://www.thousandacreciderhouse.com
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Thursday, August 5 21 events
  • 11:30am Diablo Lake Boat Tours 
    Seattle City Light and the North Cascades Institute will team up to offer Diablo Lake Boat Tours starting this week with outings aboard the Alice Ross IV at 11:30am and 2:30pm Thursdays through Mondays leaving from NCI's Environmental Learning Center. Once aboard, you'll learn about the area's indigenous inhabitants, biodiversity, geology and the unique relationship between the North Cascades environment and the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Tickets are $22-$45 and include a snack pack including locally sourced fruits and vegetables, local cheese and a meat protein, two cookies and juice. Reservations are required, as boat capacity is limited for public health.
    Diablo Lake :: http://www.ncascades.org
  • 2:00pm Community Boating Center Summer Hours 
    Sign up for summer classes and experiences and book rentals for a dinghy, kayak, keelboat, paddle board or rowboat at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Summer rental hours are 2pm-8pm weekdays, and 10am-8pm weekends. Please schedule your rentals in advance online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:00am An Artist's Universe at Hotel Bellwether 
    View painter and mixed-media master David Syre's latest installation, "An Artist's Universe," hanging throughout the corridors, lobby and dining room of Hotel Bellwether and the Lighthouse Grill--where you'll be welcome to wander the halls to grasp his methods and creative dialogues. The works will be on display at One Bellwether Way through the summer.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • 12:00pm Fluid Formations and More at Whatcom Museum 
    View "Fluid Formations: The Legacy of Glass in the Pacific Northwest," "El Zodíaco Familiar," "All Dressed Up," "Silk for Suffragettes and Schoolchildren: The Impact of Kimono on European and American Design Practices, c. 1890-1930," "Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence," and "People of the Sea and Cedar" from 12pm-5pm Thursdays through Sundays at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall. Entry fees are $5-$10.
    Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 11:00am Quilt Exhibits in La Conner 
    From 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday, visit La Conner's Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St. Currently on display are "Small Expressions: Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., " "Rhythms of Light," and "Whirlwinds & Whirlpools: New Work by Larkin Van Horn."
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • 11:00am Whatcom Art Market 
    Works by as many as 45 Whatcom Art Guild members can be viewed from 11am-5pm daily at Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11th St.
    Whatcom Art Market :: http://www.whatcomartmarket.org
  • 7:30pm No Disrespect in the Ladybug Camper 
    Western Washington University's On the Intersection Company presents readers theater performances of No Disrespect in the Ladybug Camper at 7:30pm Thursday on the main lawn at Fairhaven Park, 7:30pm Friday at Maritime Heritage Park, and 7:30pm Saturday at the Columbia neighborhood's Elizabeth Park. Theatre. In the telling, the year is 2021 and the employees of Glamazon are at a "reEmersion" retreat located on the coast of Washington that provides a backdrop for unlikely friends to rediscover human connection in a post-pandemic world. Entry is free.
    Elizabeth Park :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu/event
  • All Day Vintage Farming Days 
    Attend the Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Association's 50th annual Vintage Farming Days from Wednesday through Saturday in Lynden at Berthusen Park, 8837 Berthusen Rd. Per usual, the event will feature threshing/steam/gas and sawmill demos, vintage tractors, trucks, cars, antiques, a swap meet, a daily parade, tractor pulls, displays, food vendors and more. Entry is $3-$10.
  • 11:00am Celebrate Summer Exhibit 
    Stanwood-Camano Arts Guild hosts a "Celebrate Summer" juried show from 11am-5pm Wednesdays through Saturdays through Sept. 2 at A Guilded Gallery, 8700 271st St. NW.
    A Guilded Gallery :: http://www.stanwoodcamanoart.com
  • 12:00pm Summer Juried Exhibit and More 
    A "Summer Juried Exhibit," Seiko Purdue's "Kumihimo Wishes: Current Times," Gregory Kammer's "New Terrain," and "Quilting Forward: New Works by the Bellingham Modern Quilt Guild" can be seen from 12pm-4:30pm Thursdays through Saturdays through Aug. 26 at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The ninth annual "Cup Show" can also be perused on the Jansen's website through that date.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 4:00pm Garden Parties at Boundary Bay Brewery 
    Robert Blake and the Happy Hour band perform at a Happy Hour Concert Series taking place every Thursday from 4pm-8pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. The weekly happening consists of rotating Stringband musicians selected by Blake. Mix Masala food truck will be on hand. The events are part of a new Garden Parties lineup taking place throughout the summer. Additional events this week include the Legendary Chucklenuts playing as part of Funky Friday at 6pm Friday. All events are free.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 6:00pm Bellinghistory Tours with the Good Time Girls 
    Through August, the Good Time Girls will lead free "Bellinghistory" tours at 6pm Wednesday in Fairhaven, and 6pm Thursday in downtown Bellingham. The Wednesday tour will highlight the Fairhaven district's unique evolution and origins as its own town. The downtown outing will explore the evolution of the city through historic buildings and sites, including stories about changes in culture, geology, architecture, transportation and more. Please register in advance for the events, as space is limited.
    Downtown Bellingham, Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.bellinghistory.com
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Pioneer Picnic 
    Join the Skagit County Historical Museum for its annual Pioneer Picnic starting at 11am in La Conner at Pioneer Park (by the Rainbow Bridge). Entry is $20 and includes s salmon barbecue and pioneer ribbon, music by the accordion duo Leif & Sunnie, and a ceremony honoring the Good family of Fir Island as Pioneer Family of the Year.
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm Barkley Market 
    Peruse goods from local vendors, check out food truck options for lunch and listen to live music at the Barkley Market from 11am-3pm at the Barkley Village Green, 2215 Rimland Dr. The event takes place every Thursday through Aug. 26.
    Barkley Market :: http://www.barkleyvillage.com
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Docent Tour of Fluid Formations 
    Get insights into the techniques and processes utilized by glass artists at a Docent Tour of "Fluid Formations: The Legacy of Glass in the Pacific Northwest" at 1pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. The one-hour tour will focus on specific works in the exhibition. Please register in advance; entry is included with admission. Other Docent Tours take place Aug. 12 and 19.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm What We're Reading Book Club 
    From 4pm-5pm, Deming Library staff member Erin Suda will host a virtual What We're Reading Book Club meeting on Zoom. The club is for folks who love to share books they've enjoyed and hear about great new titles from others. Participants share titles and listen to others' recommendations.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Elizabeth Park Concert with D'vas and Dudes 
    D'vas and Dudes continues the Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series with country folk, rock, blues and Boogie Woogie from 6pm-8pm at the Columbia neighborhood's Elizabeth Park. Reservations aren't required at this time, but attendees are expected to self-regulate and social distance as needed, wear a mask if not fully vaccinated, and stay home if they don't feel well. Additional Thursday night concerts include 4TENS Band (Aug. 12), the Sweet Goodbyes (Aug. 19), CraigO's Planet Groove (Aug. 26), and bandZandt (Sept. 2). Entry to all shows is free.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Riverwalk Summer Concert Series Returns 
    The City of Mount Vernon and the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce join forces to bring back the Riverwalk Summer Concert Series every Thursday in August. Tonight, the familiar sounds of Pacific Twang will fill the air from 6pm-8pm on the Skagit Riverwalk Plaza, so bring a date--or the whole crew--and dance along while the sun sets. Fantasy Band (Aug. 12), Janie Cribbs & the T.Rust Band (Aug. 19), and Chris Eger Band and the Powerhouse Horns (Aug. 26) will follow. Entry is free.
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Blues, Brews, and BBQ with the Dizzy's 
    The Dizzy's will play at a "Blues, Brews & BBQ" series taking place from 6pm-9pm on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. Upcoming shows include Jasmine Green (Aug. 12 and Sept. 9), Chris Eger Band (Aug. 19), Lemon Creek (Aug. 26), and the Atlantics (Sept. 2). Tickets are $15.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.hotelbellwether.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Comedy Night at Station 49 
    Bellingham Entertainment presents "Comedy Night" at 7pm in Blaine at Station 49, 4620 Birch Bay Lynden Rd. Featured comedian for the night is Brett Emerson, and tacoma's Jaci Tergeson will headline. The material will be geared towards those 18 and older, but all ages are welcome. Entry is $5. The action will take place outdoors, and inclement weather may cancel the show.
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Queens of Cider with Betty Desire 
    The one and only Betty Desire hosts a bimonthly "Queens of Cider" event at 8pm at Thousand Acre Cider House, 109 Grand Ave. She'll be bringing some guest queens along for the fun and will fill the bar with live songs, sassy humor and a loud and proud performance. Entry is $5-$40, depending on how many people will be seated at your table. Bring along extra dollar bills to tip your queens. Reservations are recommended.
    Thousand Acre Cider House :: http://www.thousandacreciderhouse.com
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Friday, August 6 25 events
  • All Day Diablo Lake Boat Tours 
    Seattle City Light and the North Cascades Institute will team up to offer Diablo Lake Boat Tours starting this week with outings aboard the Alice Ross IV at 11:30am and 2:30pm Thursdays through Mondays leaving from NCI's Environmental Learning Center. Once aboard, you'll learn about the area's indigenous inhabitants, biodiversity, geology and the unique relationship between the North Cascades environment and the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Tickets are $22-$45 and include a snack pack including locally sourced fruits and vegetables, local cheese and a meat protein, two cookies and juice. Reservations are required, as boat capacity is limited for public health.
    Diablo Lake :: http://www.ncascades.org
  • All Day Community Boating Center Summer Hours 
    Sign up for summer classes and experiences and book rentals for a dinghy, kayak, keelboat, paddle board or rowboat at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Summer rental hours are 2pm-8pm weekdays, and 10am-8pm weekends. Please schedule your rentals in advance online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day An Artist's Universe at Hotel Bellwether 
    View painter and mixed-media master David Syre's latest installation, "An Artist's Universe," hanging throughout the corridors, lobby and dining room of Hotel Bellwether and the Lighthouse Grill--where you'll be welcome to wander the halls to grasp his methods and creative dialogues. The works will be on display at One Bellwether Way through the summer.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • 10:00am Anacortes Arts Festival 
    The 60th annual Anacortes Arts Festival takes place from 10am-7pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday in Old Town Anacortes. At the free event, peruse "Arts at the Port" at the Port Transit Shed Event Center, more than 200 vendors booths between 10th and 3rd streets, art demos, live music and performances, food trucks and restaurant specials, art activities for kids, and much more. Please be prepared to follow current COVID protocols.
    Old Town Anacortes :: http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
  • 10:00am Future Artifacts at MoNA 
    "Future Artifacts" shows from 10am-5pm daily through Oct. 10 in La Conner at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. The exhibit features work by Lummi Nation glass artist Dan Friday, who draws from cultural themes and uses modern processes--while still maintaining basic Native American qualities.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • All Day Quilt Exhibits in La Conner 
    From 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday, visit La Conner's Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St. Currently on display are "Small Expressions: Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., " "Rhythms of Light," and "Whirlwinds & Whirlpools: New Work by Larkin Van Horn."
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • All Day Whatcom Art Market 
    Works by as many as 45 Whatcom Art Guild members can be viewed from 11am-5pm daily at Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11th St.
    Whatcom Art Market :: http://www.whatcomartmarket.org
  • 11:00am Ann Marie Cooper at Good Earth 
    Works by Anne Marie Cooper will be highlighted 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through August at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. A reception takes place from 5pm-8pm Fri., Aug. 27 during the Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • All Day Fluid Formations and More at Whatcom Museum 
    View "Fluid Formations: The Legacy of Glass in the Pacific Northwest," "El Zodíaco Familiar," "All Dressed Up," "Silk for Suffragettes and Schoolchildren: The Impact of Kimono on European and American Design Practices, c. 1890-1930," "Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence," and "People of the Sea and Cedar" from 12pm-5pm Thursdays through Sundays at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall. Entry fees are $5-$10.
    Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 11:00am Pilchuck Glass School Show 
    "The Pilchuck Glass School Show" can be seen from 11am-5pm Friday through Sunday (and by appointment) through Aug. 22 on Camano Island at Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way. The multi-artist show also features works by Northwest painters, plus 45 artists in the 10-acre sculpture park.
    Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park :: http://www.matzkefineart.com
  • 11:00am Fragile Exhibit 
    "Fragile: A Survey of Our Natural World in Glass" shows from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through Aug. 29 in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The exhibit features pieces by Dan Friday, Raven Skyriver, Shelly Muzylowski Allen, Rik Allen, Sam McMillen, and Steve Klein.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • All Day No Disrespect in the Ladybug Camper 
    Western Washington University's On the Intersection Company presents readers theater performances of No Disrespect in the Ladybug Camper at 7:30pm Thursday on the main lawn at Fairhaven Park, 7:30pm Friday at Maritime Heritage Park, and 7:30pm Saturday at the Columbia neighborhood's Elizabeth Park. Theatre. In the telling, the year is 2021 and the employees of Glamazon are at a "reEmersion" retreat located on the coast of Washington that provides a backdrop for unlikely friends to rediscover human connection in a post-pandemic world. Entry is free.
    Elizabeth Park :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu/event
  • 6:00pm Campfire Stories with NSEA 
    Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association for Campfire Stories from 6pm-8pm Friday in Glacier at Douglas Fir Campground, and 6pm-8pm Saturday at Chair 9. Meet NSEA around the campfire for stories, crafts, music and more. Bring chairs or blankets, and they'll provide the fun and s'mores kits. The events are free, family-friendly, and COVID-safe.
  • All Day Vintage Farming Days 
    Attend the Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Association's 50th annual Vintage Farming Days from Wednesday through Saturday in Lynden at Berthusen Park, 8837 Berthusen Rd. Per usual, the event will feature threshing/steam/gas and sawmill demos, vintage tractors, trucks, cars, antiques, a swap meet, a daily parade, tractor pulls, displays, food vendors and more. Entry is $3-$10.
  • All Day Celebrate Summer Exhibit 
    Stanwood-Camano Arts Guild hosts a "Celebrate Summer" juried show from 11am-5pm Wednesdays through Saturdays through Sept. 2 at A Guilded Gallery, 8700 271st St. NW.
    A Guilded Gallery :: http://www.stanwoodcamanoart.com
  • All Day Summer Juried Exhibit and More 
    A "Summer Juried Exhibit," Seiko Purdue's "Kumihimo Wishes: Current Times," Gregory Kammer's "New Terrain," and "Quilting Forward: New Works by the Bellingham Modern Quilt Guild" can be seen from 12pm-4:30pm Thursdays through Saturdays through Aug. 26 at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The ninth annual "Cup Show" can also be perused on the Jansen's website through that date.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 4:00pm Garden Parties at Boundary Bay Brewery 
    Robert Blake and the Happy Hour band perform at a Happy Hour Concert Series taking place every Thursday from 4pm-8pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. The weekly happening consists of rotating Stringband musicians selected by Blake. Mix Masala food truck will be on hand. The events are part of a new Garden Parties lineup taking place throughout the summer. Additional events this week include the Legendary Chucklenuts playing as part of Funky Friday at 6pm Friday. All events are free.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" community program exploring local trails and parks from 9:30am-11am every Friday. Please bring a simple, healthy snack, dress for the weather, register in advance and follow all COVID-19 safety precautions. Suggested donation is $5 per person or $10 per family. Park, meeting location and directions will be revealed after registration.
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm Art Walk and Downtown First Friday 
    Expanding on the monthly Art Walk, Downtown First Fridays takes place from 4pm-8pm throughout the urban core. The event continues to showcase local galleries and artists, but now also features additional community programming. Look for places to dine out while out and about, special retail offerings, events, activities and--throughout the summer--buskers providing live music and performances. With new programming each month, First Fridays will provide socially distanced opportunities to rediscover the city center. As always, follow COVID-19 safe practices while in public.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Fin and Feather 
    "Fin and Feather" shows from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays from Aug. 6-28 at Allied Arts, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The annual exhibit includes work by Deborah Dole, Lori Hill, Rachel Simpson--who are showcasing pieces that embody members of the animal kingdom--and Liz Cunningham's intricate beaded jewelry. An opening reception takes place from 5pm-9pm Fri., Aug. 6.
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Buenes Aires Street Tango 
    On the first and third Fridays of each month, attend Buenos Aires Street Tango Night from 6pm-8:45pm in front of All That Jazz Boutique Gallery, 1015 Railroad Ave., #105. Entry is free.
    All That Jazz Boutique Gallery :: guzwdj@gmail.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Salmon Dinner Sail 
    Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food when the three-hour "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" takes place this week aboard the Schooner Zodiac leaving at 6pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $59 for kids and $79 for adults. Additional sails happen Aug. 13 and 20, and Sept. 3. Please review the ship's COVID-19 safety guidelines in advance of your trip.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Farmtunes with the Elopements 
    The Elopements perform at a revived "Farmtunes" series taking place from 6pm-9pm at Bellewood Farms, 6140 Guide Meridian. The free, family-friendly music series continues with Great American Trainwreck (Aug. 13), Sweater Weather (Aug. 20), Queen's Bluegrass (Aug. 27), Handsome and Gretyl & Weak Sheep (Sept. 3), and Mark Wagner (Sept. 10). While you're there, enjoy a burger and beer from the Ten Mile Cafe, and check out the free tasing room for farm-made spirits.
    Bellewood Farms :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm The Yankee Drivers 
    Hear bluegrass music and heartfelt vocals when the Yankee Drivers perform as part of a FireHouse Friday Night Music Series taking place from 6pm-8pm at the FireHouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Entry is free, but bring some pocket change to show your appreciation.
    FireHouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.firehouseperformingarts.com
  • 9:00pm - 11:30pm Mount Vernon Drive-In Movie Night 
    Mount Vernon Drive-In Movie Nights continues with a viewing of the animated flick Coco in Spanish at 9pm at the east parking lot at Skagit Valley College. Preorder concessions to be picked up at the Lincoln Theatre, or grab dinner from a local restaurant on your way. The series concludes Sept. 3 with a showing of The Wizard of Oz. Entry per carload is free, but reservations are required.
    Skagit Valley College parking lot :: http://www.mountvernonchamber.com
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Saturday, August 7 31 events
  • All Day Diablo Lake Boat Tours 
    Seattle City Light and the North Cascades Institute will team up to offer Diablo Lake Boat Tours starting this week with outings aboard the Alice Ross IV at 11:30am and 2:30pm Thursdays through Mondays leaving from NCI's Environmental Learning Center. Once aboard, you'll learn about the area's indigenous inhabitants, biodiversity, geology and the unique relationship between the North Cascades environment and the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Tickets are $22-$45 and include a snack pack including locally sourced fruits and vegetables, local cheese and a meat protein, two cookies and juice. Reservations are required, as boat capacity is limited for public health.
    Diablo Lake :: http://www.ncascades.org
  • All Day Community Boating Center Summer Hours 
    Sign up for summer classes and experiences and book rentals for a dinghy, kayak, keelboat, paddle board or rowboat at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Summer rental hours are 2pm-8pm weekdays, and 10am-8pm weekends. Please schedule your rentals in advance online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day An Artist's Universe at Hotel Bellwether 
    View painter and mixed-media master David Syre's latest installation, "An Artist's Universe," hanging throughout the corridors, lobby and dining room of Hotel Bellwether and the Lighthouse Grill--where you'll be welcome to wander the halls to grasp his methods and creative dialogues. The works will be on display at One Bellwether Way through the summer.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • All Day Pilchuck Glass School Show 
    "The Pilchuck Glass School Show" can be seen from 11am-5pm Friday through Sunday (and by appointment) through Aug. 22 on Camano Island at Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way. The multi-artist show also features works by Northwest painters, plus 45 artists in the 10-acre sculpture park.
    Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park :: http://www.matzkefineart.com
  • All Day Quilt Exhibits in La Conner 
    From 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday, visit La Conner's Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St. Currently on display are "Small Expressions: Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., " "Rhythms of Light," and "Whirlwinds & Whirlpools: New Work by Larkin Van Horn."
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • All Day Whatcom Art Market 
    Works by as many as 45 Whatcom Art Guild members can be viewed from 11am-5pm daily at Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11th St.
    Whatcom Art Market :: http://www.whatcomartmarket.org
  • All Day Ann Marie Cooper at Good Earth 
    Works by Anne Marie Cooper will be highlighted 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through August at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. A reception takes place from 5pm-8pm Fri., Aug. 27 during the Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • All Day Fluid Formations and More at Whatcom Museum 
    View "Fluid Formations: The Legacy of Glass in the Pacific Northwest," "El Zodíaco Familiar," "All Dressed Up," "Silk for Suffragettes and Schoolchildren: The Impact of Kimono on European and American Design Practices, c. 1890-1930," "Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence," and "People of the Sea and Cedar" from 12pm-5pm Thursdays through Sundays at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall. Entry fees are $5-$10.
    Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • All Day Anacortes Arts Festival 
    The 60th annual Anacortes Arts Festival takes place from 10am-7pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday in Old Town Anacortes. At the free event, peruse "Arts at the Port" at the Port Transit Shed Event Center, more than 200 vendors booths between 10th and 3rd streets, art demos, live music and performances, food trucks and restaurant specials, art activities for kids, and much more. Please be prepared to follow current COVID protocols.
    Old Town Anacortes :: http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
  • All Day Future Artifacts at MoNA 
    "Future Artifacts" shows from 10am-5pm daily through Oct. 10 in La Conner at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. The exhibit features work by Lummi Nation glass artist Dan Friday, who draws from cultural themes and uses modern processes--while still maintaining basic Native American qualities.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • All Day Fragile Exhibit 
    "Fragile: A Survey of Our Natural World in Glass" shows from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through Aug. 29 in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The exhibit features pieces by Dan Friday, Raven Skyriver, Shelly Muzylowski Allen, Rik Allen, Sam McMillen, and Steve Klein.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • 7:30pm No Disrespect in the Ladybug Camper 
    Western Washington University's On the Intersection Company presents readers theater performances of No Disrespect in the Ladybug Camper at 7:30pm Thursday on the main lawn at Fairhaven Park, 7:30pm Friday at Maritime Heritage Park, and 7:30pm Saturday at the Columbia neighborhood's Elizabeth Park. Theatre. In the telling, the year is 2021 and the employees of Glamazon are at a "reEmersion" retreat located on the coast of Washington that provides a backdrop for unlikely friends to rediscover human connection in a post-pandemic world. Entry is free.
    Elizabeth Park :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu/event
  • 6:00pm Campfire Stories with NSEA 
    Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association for Campfire Stories from 6pm-8pm Friday in Glacier at Douglas Fir Campground, and 6pm-8pm Saturday at Chair 9. Meet NSEA around the campfire for stories, crafts, music and more. Bring chairs or blankets, and they'll provide the fun and s'mores kits. The events are free, family-friendly, and COVID-safe.
  • 10:00am Vintage Farming Days 
    Attend the Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Association's 50th annual Vintage Farming Days from Wednesday through Saturday in Lynden at Berthusen Park, 8837 Berthusen Rd. Per usual, the event will feature threshing/steam/gas and sawmill demos, vintage tractors, trucks, cars, antiques, a swap meet, a daily parade, tractor pulls, displays, food vendors and more. Entry is $3-$10.
  • 11:00am Celebrate Summer Exhibit 
    Stanwood-Camano Arts Guild hosts a "Celebrate Summer" juried show from 11am-5pm Wednesdays through Saturdays through Sept. 2 at A Guilded Gallery, 8700 271st St. NW.
    A Guilded Gallery :: http://www.stanwoodcamanoart.com
  • 12:00pm Summer Juried Exhibit and More 
    A "Summer Juried Exhibit," Seiko Purdue's "Kumihimo Wishes: Current Times," Gregory Kammer's "New Terrain," and "Quilting Forward: New Works by the Bellingham Modern Quilt Guild" can be seen from 12pm-4:30pm Thursdays through Saturdays through Aug. 26 at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The ninth annual "Cup Show" can also be perused on the Jansen's website through that date.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Twin Sisters Farmers Markets 
    From 9am-3pm, stop by the Twin Sisters Farmers Market's Nugents Corner Market in the parking lot of the Bluebird Building, 3833 Mt. Baker Hwy. From 10am-3pm, the Kendall Market will take place in the parking lot of the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. The cooperative markets continue Saturdays through October.
    North Fork Library :: http://www.twinsistersmarket.com
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Mount Vernon Farmers Market 
    Check out a variety of produce, flowers and artisan wares at the Mount Vernon Farmers Market from 9am-2pm at the city's Riverwalk Park, 509 S. First St. The market takes place Saturdays through Oct. 9.
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market 
    Attend the 32nd annual Anacortes Farmers Market from 9am-2pm at the Depot Arts and Community Center, 611 R. Ave. The event takes place Saturdays through Oct. 31.
    Depot Arts and Community Center :: http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm APL Book Sale 
    The Friends of the Anacortes Public Library will hold a Book Sale from 10am-1pm on the front lawn of the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St. They'll be featuring a wide variety of genres from contemporary fiction to history, biographies, cookbooks, mysteries, nature and science, as well as a good selection of books for children and young adults. All proceeds fund the library’s book purchases as well as children’s programs and books.
    Anacortes Public Library :: http://www.anacorteswa.gov
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Lynden Farmers Market 
    The Lynden Farmers Market operates from 10am-2pm at the city's Centennial Park, located at the corner of 4th and Grover streets. Procure fresh produce and more at the market Saturdays through Sept. 25.
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The Bellingham Farmers Market continues its 29th season from 10am-2pm Saturdays through December at Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Attendees can expect about 60-70 vendors per market day, including farmers, food producers and artisans offering locally grown and produced goods.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Bellingham Dockside Market 
    Bellingham SeaFeast, the Port of Bellingham, and the Working Waterfront Coalition of Whatcom County have joined forces for a Bellingham Dockside Market taking place from 10am-2pm at Gate 7 at Squalicum Harbor (follow the plethora of signs). Product availability and sale dates throughout the seasons will vary; the operation of the market reflects the dynamic circumstances local fisher-folks navigate. Check the market's Facebook page prior to sale days to see what sort of fresh and frozen seafood will be on the lineup. Another market takes place Sat., Aug. 21.
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Lummi Island Saturday Market 
    Stop by the Lummi Island Saturday Market from 10am-1pm in the field next to the Islander Grocery, 2106 S. Nugent Rd. The market will feature produce, art and good works from island nonprofits Saturdays through Sept. 4.
    Islander Grocery :: (360) 758-2815 or http://www.ourlummisland.org
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show 
    The 21st annual La Conner Car and Boat Show will take place from 10am-2pm at the south basic of the La Conner Marina. View beautifully restored cars, retro trailer boats and magnificent boats on the water at the free event. Starting at 3pm, Classic Car Show participants and locals alike can take part in a car cruise through La Conner up to March's Point onto Fidalgo Island and back. Route maps will be provided.
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Concrete Saturday Market 
    The Concrete Saturday Market takes place from 10am-1pm at the Concrete Community Center, 45821 Railroad Ave. The longtime event continues Saturdays through Sept. 4.
    Concrete Community Center :: http://www.concretesaturdaymarket.com
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm Fairhaven Funky Reuse Bazaar 
    Unique upcycled furniture and home decor, clothing and textile art, jewelry, original art, vintage, carefully curated, architectural elements, yard art, art supplies, lotions and potions and more can be perused and procured at a Fairhaven Funky Reuse Bazaar taking place from 10am-4pm at the Hillcrest parking lot near Larrabee Avenue and 15th Street. Bellingham's new mobile Pumped truck will also be on site, offering refillable sustainable solutions for home and self-care. The event will raise funds for NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Health).
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Inner Child Studio Open House 
    nner Child Studio will host a Grand Open House from 10am-3pm at its digs at 714 W. Orchard Dr., suite #2. Check out a variety of play and learning exhibits for every age, from baby to adult. Ask questions, give feedback, try things out and get to know ICS and what they can do for you. Guests who RSVP will receive a special gift.
    Inner Child Studio :: http://www.innerchildstudio.org
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Share Spot 
    Birchwood Food Desert Fighters hosts a Share Spot from 12pm-1:30pm offering free food to take or share in the parking lot of the Industrial Credit Union, 3233 Northwest Ave. Volunteers are often needed on Saturdays, and during the week. COVID safety protocols are in place.
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Plant Ghosts Opening Reception 
    Attend an opening reception for Robin Green's new exhibit, "Plant Ghosts: A Tale of Love and Grief" from 2pm-4pm in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. Green has developed a body of work from the plants she gathers on her daily walks and celebrates the graceful way that leaves and fruits arrange themselves in her ceramics and paintings. See the show from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through Aug. 29.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm Rebel Artists of Whatcom County 
    A variety of artists and artisans sell their creative wares at the Rebel Artists of Whatcom Art Market from 3pm-6pm every Saturday at downtown Bellingham's Commercial Street Plaza, 1315 Commercial St. A rotating roster of vendors takes part in each week's event--check the collective's Facebook page beforehand to find out who will be in attendance.
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