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TABLE OF CONTENTS JULY 2013 FEATURES: Anacortes Arts Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Blaine Jazz Camp and Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Fiddlin’ Fox Sunny Sundays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Marrowstone: Music for the Ages at WWU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Seven Year Rich — MBT Summer Rep Sets Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Skagit Artists Together Group Hosts Studio Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Skagit River Shakespeare Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Skagit Valley Highland Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 The Mount Baker R&B Festival is Keeping the Blues Alive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

DEPARTMENTS: Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-39 Benefits & Fundraisers . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-29 Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Cuisine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-40 Family & Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-44 Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Health & Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Home & Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Potpourri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Summer Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41 Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-32 Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Workshops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

On the cover: Kathleen Sasnett plays Truvy and Teri Grimes plays M’Lynn in the MBT Summer Repertory production of “Steel Magnolias.” See feature story on page 30.

JULY 2013 Volume 10 Number 6 P.O. Box 2606 • Bellingham, WA 98227-2606 NOTE NEW PHONE # 360.599.6827 • email: editor@ennw.info • www.ennw.info The ENNW Publishing Team Mark Fuller • 360.676.0428 • mfuller@ennw.info Barb Fuller • 360.676.0428 • bfuller@ennw.info Dorothy Tjoelker-Worthen • 360.815.6286 • dworthen@ennw.info Gladys Crnich • 360.656.6577 • gladys@ennw.info Lynna Dunn Fuller • lfuller@ennw.info Circulation: ENNW prints 10,000 copies & distributes to over 200 sites in Whatcom and Skagit Counties. For a current list of distribution sites go to http://www.ennw.info/distribution.html. Deadlines: We request Press Releases, Photos and Calendar Items by the 10th of the month before its release (July 10th for August issue). Send an email if you would like to be on our monthly reminder list. Press Releases, Calendar Items & Photos are now exclusively received through our Online Submission Form accessed through our website www.ennw.info/submit-an-event/. Please keep event description to 60-100 words per item. Submission Guidelines: Article ideas are encouraged with a sample of your writing style. You will be given credit and a bio line, but at this time we are unable to pay for articles. If we accept your proposal, please plan on writing 300–600 words. Advertising: We would like to encourage you to consider advertising with us. We feel we offer a great value for your hard earned advertising dollars. Due to the quality, ENNW is not in the recycle bin in a day or two. Many readers report they hold onto it all month long, resulting in better value. If you would like a rate sheet, please call or email to request one. Your advertising will make it possible for us to continue. Copyright & Pub Info: ©2013 Entertainment News NW. Reproduction of contents in any format is forbidden without written permission from ENNW. ENNW is only responsible for ad cost in the event of an error. Every effort has been made to gather accurate information regarding events. Please contact the sponsoring agency for more details. Printed at Lithtex NW, Bellingham, WA, USA. This Month’s Contributors: n Bellingham freelancer Joanna Nesbit has been writing for ENNW since 2005. Her work has also appeared in FamilyFun, Parenting, Northwest Travel, and Washington State Visitors’ Guide. Learn more at www.joannanesbit.com. n Christopher Key is an actor and director who lives in Bellingham and writes to help support his theatrical addiction. n Osa Hale has been a regular contributor to Entertainment News NW since 2012. She is a senior at Western Washington University, majoring in Visual Journalism. Her work has also appeared on Bellingham’s KOMO News website, the Western Front, and Klipsun magazine. n Michelle Wallace has been a contributor to Entertainment News NW since 2008. As a promotional writer, she has produced work for Allied Arts of Whatcom County and Cartier Studios in Bellingham. Michelle is a graduate of Western Washington University, where she studied literature and astronomy.

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The Mount Baker R&B Festival is Keeping the Blues Alive Now in its 18th season, the Mount Baker R&B Festival has won recognition among the top Blues Festivals in America. The festival was awarded the Blues Foundation’s “Keeping the Blues Alive” award for 2013. The winners include all of the musicians, volunteers, sponsors and fans that have contributed their efforts. Fans come from far and wide to attend. From humble beginnings almost two decades ago at a local tree farm and a move to the Deming Log Show Fairgrounds in 2007, this event has taken on the look and the vibe unequaled by any other. With its beautiful, fully serviced, manicured setting, the Log Show Grounds make enjoying the blues a pleasant, worry-free experience.

The after hours jam (following each day’s main stage show) has become a hit with the weekend fans. It’s a chance for the local musicians to share the jam stage with the talented national acts. To add that “just like home feel,” a beer garden plus numerous food and crafts vendors cater to every taste. To add comfort, free camping on over 100 acres, portable showers and flush toilets create an easy way to be away from home. A Blues Festival wouldn’t be much without a full complement of Blues music. Historically, some of the best musicians on the planet have graced our stage. Stellar performances from Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins, Jeff Healey, Robben Ford, Leon Russell, Johnny Winter, Average White Band, Canned Heat, Wide Mouth Mason, Shane Dwight, Ana Popovic, Kal David, Dave Hole and many other great International performers have left their mark. The 2013

Top left: Trampled Under Foot: This trio of siblings will blow you away on Sunday, August 4 from 5–6:30pm. Top right: California Transit Authority was born when drummer and co-founder of Chicago met guitarist Marc Bonilla. Don’t miss CTA on Saturday, August 3, 7:30–9pm. Bottom left: A crowd favorite, Shane Dwight is joined this year by Bekka Bramlett, daughter of rock icons, Bonnie and Delaney. They perform on Saturday, August 3, 9pm till close. Bottom right: Anthony Gomes takes the stage Friday, August 2, 9pm till close. If you’ve never seen him perform, it’s time!

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The Blues Foundation honored 15 individuals and organizations with its 2013 Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) Awards during a recognition luncheon February 1, 2013, in Memphis, Tennessee.

lineup brings the same intense level of talent. Beginning Friday evening, August 2nd, the blues kick off with Miles Harris & Blue Youth, (teenage sensations from Skagit), Ayron Jones & the Way and closing, the amazing Anthony Gomes, a favorite with the crowd from 2007. Saturday morning, August 3rd begins with Gary B’s Church of the Blues, Blues Redemption (2013 IBC semi finalists), The Fat Tones, Kal David & the Real Deal (a “Bluesbreaker”, one of John Mayall’s best, featuring Ms. Lauri Bono on vocals), California Transit Authority (Danny Seraphine, co-founder of Chicago goes West) and an amazing closing performance by Shane Dwight (the crowd loves this guy) and Rock ‘n Roll royalty, Bekka Bramlett. A trip over to the jam would now be a good choice! There’s a Gospel Hour on Sunday morning at 9am in the jam building with Rev. Deb Engelhardt presiding. On Sunday at 11am, the music starts again with The John Stephan Band, The Chris Eger Band, The Wired Band (IBC “winners” 2012), Trampled Under Foot (IBC “winners” 2008…sibling trio… amazing) and Hamilton Loomis (hold on to your seats!). Yes, on to the nightly jam again. Thanks to one of our great sponsors, Hugo Helmer Music, Biker’s Fighting Cancer raffle off an “autographed” Stratocaster both Saturday and Sunday nights. All of the proceeds go straight into the community. Good works! A basic idea in the beginning was to display on stage a sense of how America’s heritage music, The Blues, has inspired the most popular genres of our day. Blending the young talent with the legendary on the Mount Baker stage makes this point. “It’s all good when it’s all good!” Tickets are available online at www.bakerblues.com or in person at Avalon Music in Bellingham and Hugo Helmer Music in Burlington.

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Marrowstone: Music for the Ages at WWU by Michelle Wallace Bellingham has a long history of educational support, and Western Washington University could easily be called its central hub. Every year, thousands of young adults flock to its campus for much more than just college courses. Western plays host to tons of educational programs throughout the year, including a regional favorite that’s been around for decades: Marrowstone Music Festival. Marrowstone is a two-week intensive youth music program with accomplished faculty from all around the country. From

Dale Clevenger of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra leads students in a rehearsal.

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July 21-August 4, concerts take place at the students ages PAC. 13-25 enjoy the In all of Marrowstone’s Bellingham over fifty-year history, there summer clime with has never been a program strings and bows quite like the one you’ll see never far from this year. By the very nature their sides. of student ensembles, there Receiving is variety and unique talent masterful at every performance. instruction in both Marrowstone organizers chamber and also select a range of orchestral settings musical material for the alike, students are shows. “This year’s able to bond with repertoire is particularly classmates of all exciting, featuring ages and give composers such as several Prokofiev, Strauss, performances for Bernstein, and Berlioz,” the community. Polin emphasized. I spoke with Music lovers of all ages Music Director of Marrowstone and SYSO Marrowstone Maestro Stephen Radcliffe in concert. can’t miss out on these Coordinator Jessie inspired performances. Polin about the Single tickets go for just student experience and its enrichment of $21 general admission and $15 for the community. Not only do these young students and seniors. This year, artists perform in multiple concerts over Marrowstone is also offering concertgoers the course of just two weeks, but they the opportunity to build their own also complement a set of astounding program. Pick three concerts to attend for faculty concerts quite well. Polin just $51 ($36 for students and seniors!). emphasized how impressive both the You can purchase tickets at the student and teacher concerts are. “It’s WWU Box Office (360-650-6146 or amazing to hear how quickly these tickets.wwu.edu), Village Books or the students are able to learn and perform Community Food Co-op. such difficult repertoire,” she raved. As a program of Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO), Marrowstone draws faculty from premiere ensembles and schools such as the Eastman School of Music, University or Michigan, DePaul University, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Empire Brass, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Northwest’s own Seattle Symphony. Aside from their jaw-dropping musicianship, Marrowstone A Marrowstone student rehearses for a big show. teachers are great mentors, working with students both one-on-one and in larger classes and Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra is ensembles. dedicated to providing young musicians Western’s Performing Arts Center with challenging musical opportunities (PAC) houses brilliant concert halls right and education regardless of their next to its iconic bay-view plaza. Enjoy a background. And it only takes one glance faculty chamber concert at the PAC on around SYSO’s Marrowstone Festival to July 25 or August 3 at 7:30pm both know students just love working with one nights. Better yet, come to the student another right here in Bellingham! Check performances as well, on July 27 out www.marrowstone.org for more (7:30pm), July 28 (3pm) and August 4 information about the program. (3pm)! The Seattle Opera will also team Marrowstone is music for all ages. with Marrowstone musicians this year for May your listening experience be grand! an original opera show by Eric Banks and Photos courtesy of the Irene Keliher on August 1 at 7:30pm. All Marrowstone Music Festival. Entertainment News Northwest ~ July 2013

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Harmony Northwest Chorus Rehearsal – Ladies, do you love to sing?

Want to increase your skills? Need a place to have fun and make new friends? Harmony Northwest Chorus, a local women’s barbershop a cappella chorus and member of Sweet Adelines International, wants to increase its membership. We have a need for women singers in all voice ranges. We meet at the Mount Vernon Community Center, 1401 Cleveland at the corner of Hazel and Cleveland, on Mondays from 7-9:30pm. Info: 360-4284186, www.harmonynorthwest.org.

The Mount Baker Toppers, a men’s

a cappella chorus based in Bellingham, Washington, holds rehearsals every Tuesday from 7-10pm at the First Christian Church, 495 E. Bakerview Rd. (at Deemer Rd.) The Toppers perform a variety of musical genres, including pop, doo-wop, gospel, and barbershop. All rehearsals are open to the public, and men who want to experience the challenge and thrill of singing in harmony are invited to drop in and sing along. Free admission. More info: 360-384-4432, www.topperschorus.org.

Jazz Project Jazz Jam – The Jennifer

Scott Trio hosts the Boundary Bay Jazz Jam every first Tuesday (July 2) of the month in the taproom (1107 Railroad Ave., Bellingham), 8:30-11:30pm. Next Jazz Jam is Tues., Aug. 6. Free. More info: 360-6501066, jsherwoodjazzproject@earthlink.net or www.jazzproject.org.

Live Music in the Firehall Cafe – Join

us at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden, for live music. Jeffrey Fullner will be performing jazz and rock classics on acoustic guitar on Fri., July 5, 6:30pm. John Dennis will be performing on acoustic guitar, Sat., July 6 and Fri., July 19, 6:30pm. Michael Gonzalez will be performing folk and indie music on acoustic guitar, Sat., July 20, 6:30pm. The new Firehall Cafe is open with Kulshan beer on tap, spirits, wine and great food. No cover. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org, www.jansenartcenter.org.

Sun., July 14, 4pm, Bellingham Cruise Terminal; Pepe Romero (guitar), Wed., July 17, 7:30pm, WWU PAC Concert Hall; Heidi Grant Murphy and Katie van Kooten (sopranos) and Frederica von Stade (mezzo-soprano), Sun., July 21, 7:30pm, Mount Baker Theatre. General admission is $25 / $33 / $45, students $12 / $15. More info: 360-201-662, www.bellinghamfestival.org. (continued on page 6)

Bellingham Festival of Music July 5-21 – Under the direction of Maestro

Michael Palmer, the Bellingham Festival of Music is one of America’s premier virtuoso orchestra festivals. Each summer, the festival provides a repertoire of the finest symphonic music. Members of the orchestra all hold artistically prestigious positions elsewhere, and many of them are principal players in major North American symphony orchestras. The festival also features world-famous guest artists and young rising stars. This summer’s performances include: Joshua Roman (cello), Fri., July 5, 7:30pm, WWU PAC Concert Hall; Ray Chen (violin) and Joseph Robinson (oboe), Tues., July 9, 7:30pm, WWU PAC Concert Hall; Garrick Ohlsson (piano), Sat., July 13, 7:30pm, WWU PAC Concert Hall; Festival Chamber Players,

Fresh, Local Music at the Bellingham Farmers Market –

The Bellingham Farmers Market is holding free concerts Wednesdays from noon-2pm and 2:30-4:30pm at the Fairhaven location, 10th and Mill Streets. July’s lineup includes: July 3: Sarah Goodin / JP Falcon Grady; July 10: Chuck Dingee / Pretty Little Feet; July 17: Matney Cook / Holly Swanson; July 24: Misty Flowers / Lucas Hicks; July 31: Richard Tucker / The Tear Jerkers. August lineup includes: Aug. 7: JP Falcon Grady / Chad Peterson; Aug. 14: Elaine Wood / Dana Lyons; Aug. 21: Daisy O’Connor / Jean Mann; Aug. 28: Chad Peterson / Lisa Harmon. September lineup includes: Sept. 4: Clearbrook Dixie Band / The Original Song Doctors; Sept. 11: Amber Darland / Chuck Dingee; Sept. 18: Misty Flowers / Lindsay Street; and Sept. 25: Peter Horne / Sarah Goodin. The Market is open from noon-5pm through Sept. 25. More info: www. bellinghamfarmers.org.

Heavy Metal Racket Concert – Join us

for an outdoor concert in downtown Blaine featuring the 133rd Army Rock Band “Heavy Metal Racket” on Wed., July 3, 7-9pm, at 568 Peace Portal Drive at G Street. Bring a lawn chair and soak up the music as you watch the sun sink over the harbor. Free admission. More info: 360-332-4544, vic@cityofblaine.com, www.blainechamber.com/events. email editor@ennw.info • See www.ennw.info for “News, Reviews and Updates”

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Voice Workshops with Ann MacDonald – Summer Youth Voice

Camp: Come and learn Disney’s best loved songs and great musical theater hits, age appropriate and fun for developing voices! Ages 8-15. Camp will be held Mon.-Fri., July 8-12 from 4-5:15pm at BAAY, 1209 N. State St., Bellingham. Cost is $85. • Adult Voice Workshop: Join Ann and fellow budding singers Mon.-Fri., July 8-12 from 7-8:30pm as we travel through folk, theater and easy art song repertoire, while learning solid and healthy vocal technique in a fun and supportive environment! All levels welcome; 16 years and up. Workshop will be held at BAAY, 1209 N.

State St., Bellingham. Cost is $95. More info and to register: 360-676-2396 or www.bellinghamsings.org.

9th Annual Downtown Sounds Summer Concert Series – A series of

free, live concerts for the entire family for five consecutive Wednesdays from 5:30-9:30pm, featuring performances by popular bands with local food vendors and a 21 + beverage garden brought to you by Boundary Bay in the 1300 block of Bay Street, Bellingham. This summer’s schedule includes Polecat with Mts. & Tunnels on July 10; Acorn Project with Galapagos on July 17; Polyrhythmics with The Fabulous Party Boys on July 24; True Spokes with The Quick & Easy Boys on July 31; and

Juno What?! with Spyn Reset on Aug. 7. Free admission. More info: 360-527-8710, lindsey@downtownbellingham.com, www.downtownbham.wordpress.com.

Bellingham Festival of Music Free Concerts: Margot Schwartz and Friends – Margot Schwartz, first violinist

for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and friends perform at the Whatcom Museum Old City Hall during the Bellingham Festival of Music for a Community Concert. The program will be held at 121 Prospect St., Thurs., July 11 at 2pm. • Viola Section Chamber Music – Musicians from the Festival of Music Orchestra perform a chamber music concert at the Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. on Wed., July 17 at 2pm. The Festival’s mission is to bring exceptional classical music to our community and make it accessible to everyone. Admission is free. More info: www.whatcommuseum.org.

Live Music in the Piano Lounge –

Jansen Art Center’s new Firehall Cafe will host music in the Piano Lounge on Thursdays in July at 5:30pm. July 11: freestyle classical favorites and contemporary piano with Nick Swanson. July 18: The Atlantic’s Paul Klein sings everything from blues to New Orleans soul and rock. July 25: Steve Rudy of the Steve Rudy Trio goes solo playing some of his “bold straight ahead jazz.” Jansen Art Center is located at 321 Front St., Lynden. No cover. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org, www.jansenartcenter.org.

AHA! After Hours Art: Spontaneous Folk Concert – Listen to the likes of Zeke Hoskin, Flip Breskin, Richard Scholtz, Laura Smith and . . .  who knows? It’s spontaneous! The concert will be held Thurs., July 11, 6-7:45pm at the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher, 250 Flora St. These well-known singer-songwriters and recording artists entertain audiences with tunes that are humorous and witty, thoughtful and lyrical. A perfect after work experience awaits you with Thursday $5 admission. More info: www.whatcommuseum.org.

542 Music Fest – Deming Logging

Show grounds and the East 542 Music Festival present the 2nd annual classic rock party of the year featuring classic rock legends along with multiple local and out of town artists in a community festival set for July 12 & 13. Headlining are Journey former lead singer Steve Augeri and Boston former lead singer Fran Cosmo singing all the hits. To purchase tickets and learn more, visit www.542musicfest.com and “like” them on Facebook at East 542 Music Festival.

Farm Tunes Concert Series – This is your perfect excuse to come and enjoy everything that BelleWood Acres and Distillery has to offer. Join us for Farm

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Blaine Jazz Camp and Festival The 12th Annual Blaine Jazz Camp and Festival is July 7-13. Eighteen world-class musicians converge in Blaine to teach up to 100 students age 12-19. The Jazz Camp provides a fun, inspiring and positive educational experience for teens. It is a tremendous opportunity to learn from and play with huge talents from across the nation. Faculty biographies can be found at www.Blainejazz.org. Students who attend Jazz Camp find that they experience remarkable progress in one week. One student said, “I cannot say enough about how much this week has meant to me. Everything I’ve learned has helped me to improve beyond what I thought possible.” Another student wrote, “My progress was amazing. I am finding new methods and skills for playing and composing music.” And another student commented, “My favorite experience was staying in the hostel and making new friends while enjoying things we all love, music!” The Blaine Jazz Festival presents free noon concerts all week at the scenic G St. Plaza in downtown Blaine, and by donation evening concerts at the beautiful Performing Arts Center in Blaine. This year’s Blockbuster Opening Concert is the Blaine Jazz Faculty meets Pearl Django, Sunday, July 7 at 7pm at the Blaine PAC. The Blaine Jazz Faculty will perform JAZZ “a few of my favorite things . . . ”, at 7pm Tuesday, July 9 at the PAC. Martin Kuuskmann and the Fusion Faculty fuse musical styles on Wednesday, July 10, 7pm at the PAC. The Blaine Jazz Faculty turns on the fully orchestrated sounds of a Big Band at the Big Band Benefit, 7:30pm, Thursday, July 11 at the Semiahmoo Golf Club Pavilion. Kathy Stauffer of Windermere Real Estate sponsors the event. Tickets are $40 and are available online or by calling 360-820-8312. The finale of the week is the Friday night Student Showcase, sponsored by Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery. The evening culminates in a fabulous rendition of “Sing, Sing, Sing,” including all students and faculty, that will bring the house down! The Art to Jazz Street Fair is Saturday, July 13 from 11am-4pm, with student performances on both G and H Street Plazas in Blaine, providing a festive finish to the Jazz Camp and Festival. For more information and to register for camp, visit: www.blainejazz.org.

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Tunes, our free outdoor concerts each Friday evening on the patio and grass. All ages welcome. Our Bistro will be open late, serving its full menu. Enjoy cider donuts, treats from the bakery and picnic packs plus spirits, beer, wine and cider of all types. Happy hour 4-6pm; music starts at 6pm. Prozac Mtn. Boys play July 12 and The Catkins play July 19. BelleWood Acres is located at 6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden. Free admission. More info: 360-318-7720, info@bellewoodfarms.com, www.bellewoodfarms.com.

Haynie Opry Presents Tribute Shows at The Haynie Grange – On Fri., July 12

and Sat., July 13, Haynie Opry will present an evening with John Denver as performed by Ted Vigil and 90 year old fiddling sensation Don Maddox of “Maddox Brothers and Rose.” Tickets are $20 and may be purchased in advance at Mojo Music in Bellingham and Hugo Helmer Music in Burlington, or by calling Matt Audette at 360-366-3321 or Walt Roder at 360-392-8066. • “The Day The Music Died” will be a recreation of the ill-fated last concert that was given by Richie Valens, J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper) and Buddy Holly after which they were tragically killed in a plane crash. We are proud to present a tribute to these three great entertainers on Sat., Aug. 10 at 7pm. • Fri., Aug. 9 will be a regular Opry night with local and regional acts ($15). • Tickets

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are $20 and will be sold at the door. • There will be Southern Gospel matinee performances on Saturdays, July 13 and Aug. 10 at 3pm. Tickets available at the door for $10. • Doors open 1 hour before all shows. The Haynie Grange is located at 3344 Haynie Rd., Blaine. Exit 270 off I-5, N. on Valley View Rd. 2 miles, left on Haynie Rd. 1/4 mile, facility on right. Info: 360-366-3321, www.thehaynieopry.com.

Dulcimer Club – The Bellingham

Dulcimer Club (BDC) will meet at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth, between H and I Streets in the Lettered Streets Neighborhood of Bellingham, Sat., July 13 between 1:30 and 3:30pm. More info: http://bellingham-dulcimer-club.blogspot.com or email sunsetjam@gmail.com.

Backstage at the Border – The

Coffeehouse Concert Series presents Jesse McRae with The Original Song Doctors in concert Sat., July 13, 7-9pm, in the Fellowship Hall of Christ Episcopal Church, 382 Boblett St., Blaine. The Original Song Doctors’ music contains elements of jazz, swing, blues, country, rock, Latin, R&B and other genres. Playing mostly mid- and up-tempo music, their goal is to always have fun and their joy is infectious, leaving everyone in the audience feeling like an old friend. Admission is $7 donation at the door. More info: 360-927-9085, info@backstageattheborder.com, www.backstageattheborder.com.

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The Met’s Production of Rossini’s “Armida” – The Lincoln Theatre presents

The Met’s Production of Rossini’s “Armida” on Sun., July 14 at 1pm. “Armida” is a fanciful and magical tale with “an epic, enchanted quality and a tremendous visual element.” Director Mary Zimmerman describes the work as “a buried treasure, a box of jewels.” Full summer series: 6 for the price of 5 is available. The Lincoln Theatre is located at 712 S. First St., Mount Vernon. Admission is $16 adult / $14 senior / $12 students / $2 off for members. More info: 360-3368955, www.lincolntheatre.org.

Charlie Baker and Larry O’Connor –

The Third Thursday music series continues with Charlie Baker and Larry O’Connor (acoustic/electric fun) on Thurs., July 18, 6-8pm, at the Downtown Community Food Co-op Deli, 1220 N. Forest St., Bellingham. Free admission. Info: 360734-8158, www.communityfood.coop.

Bellingham Youth Jazz Band Summer Concerts – The BYJB presents

the following free summer concerts: Fri., July 19, 7pm, Swing Dance at Bellingham Activity Center. • Sat., July 20, 11am, Lynden Raspberry Festival. • Fri., July 26, 5:30pm, Boundary Bay Beer Garden. • Sat., July 27, 10:30am, Barkley Village Gazebo. • Fri., Aug. 2, 6pm, Lightcatcher Museum. • Sun., Aug. 4, 10:30am, Bellwether Art Market. • Sun., Aug. 4, 2pm, Fairhaven Village Green. • Wed., Aug. 7, noon, Hovander Homestead Park. Free admission. More info: 360-676-5750, markelly@oz.net or www.jazzproject.org.

Tommy Castro and The Painkillers (Blue-Eyed Soul, Gospel-Flavored R&B, Roadhouse Rock) – Dance to the music of Tommy Castro and the Painkillers on Fri., July 19, 8-11pm at the Conway Muse, W. Main St. in Conway. This group was B.B. King Entertainer of the Year 2009-2010 and last year’s headliner at the 2nd Annual Skagit Blues Festival. Farm-tobarn cuisine, full-service bar, all ages, free parking. Tickets are $25 (limited to 135), available at www.brownPaperTickets.com. More info: 360-424-8182, willbardproductions@gmail.com, www.conwaymuse.com.

Scott Cossu Trio – Scott Cossu is an

internationally-known composer, pianist and recording artist. He was up-front when New Age was just beginning over 30 years ago and was one of the first Windham Hill artists. In addition to Scott on our parlor piano, are Van Manakas (acoustic & electric guitars) and Steve Banks (drums). Only 50 tickets will be sold for this concert on Sat., July 20, 8pm at The Conway Muse, 18444 Main/Spruce Sts. Tickets are $10, available at www. BrownPaperTickets.com. Info: 360-4248182, willbardproductions@gmail.com, www.conwaymuse.com.

The Met’s Production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” – The Lincoln Theatre

presents The Met’s Production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” on Sun., July 21 at 1pm. Natalie Dessay stars as Verdi’s most beloved heroine in Willy Decker’s stunning production, first seen at the Met in 2010. Full summer series: 6 for the price of 5 is available. The Lincoln Theatre is located at 712 S. First St., Mount Vernon. Admission is $16 adult / $14 senior / $12 students / $2 off for members. More info: 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org.

Ruvara Marimba African Dance Music – Groove to the joyous, get-up-

and-dance music of Ruvara Marimba at Boundary Bay Brewery Beer Garden, 1107 Railroad Ave. in Bellingham on Thurs., July 25 from 5-7:30pm. A vibrant nine-member band, Ruvara plays the rhythmically interwoven Zimbabwean music of the Shona and Ndebele people on marimbas (wooden-key xylophones), hosho (dried

Fiddlin’ Fox Sunny Sundays by Joanna Nesbit On Sunday afternoons in July, families and community members can catch Fiddlin’ Fox Sunny Sundays, a live music/dance series, on the Fairhaven Village Green from 2-5pm. This summer’s band lineup features The Saltwater Octet, paired with swing dancing, Folichon (Cajun dancing), Alma Villegas (Latin), and Balkanarama (gypsy Balkan folk dancing). Bellingham Dance Company instructors will teach the steps to the swing and Latin dances. Series producer Linda “Fiddlin’” Fox encourages audience members to try their hand at dancing in the community-focused, low-key atmosphere, but says the audience is also welcome to do whatever suits them. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for the whole family,” says Fox. “Instructors will teach a different easy dance step at the beginning of the show each Sunday to live music under the sun, overlooking the bay. What could be better?” The dances involve simple steps and are easy to learn, and Fox says people enjoy themselves once they get over any inhibition. Small fry are always eager to give it a go, and they often entice their parents up off the grass. The music/dance series is a fun way to introduce kids (and yourself) to world music. Come and see what it’s like. A former fiddler, Fox has been participating in bringing live music to Bellingham since 1981. Her goal with the series is to provide a fun community experience by pairing live music and dancing in an outdoor setting. Best of all, Sunny Sundays are free. Photo courtesy of Fairhaven.com.

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gourd shakers), and mbira (African thumb piano), combining it with heart-pounding drumming and lush vocal harmonies. Beer and BBQ are available, and kids are allowed, so bring ‘em! No cover. More info: 360-647-5593, nancy@ruvara.org, www.ruvara.org.

”A Tribute to Dave Brubeck” – Join us

for an evening of great jazz in honor of the late Dave Brubeck hosted by Ted Lombard, jazz pianist, at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden, Sat., July 27, 7:30-9pm. This show will feature some of the finest musicians in the area on bass, drums and alto sax. While sharing some stories about Dave Brubeck’s life, you will be entertained with some of the finest jazz enjoyed by music lovers of all ages. Tickets are $10. Info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org, www.jansenartcenter.org.

The Met’s Production of Bizet’s “Carmen” – The Lincoln Theatre presents The Met’s production of Bizet’s “Carmen” on Sun., July 28 at 1pm. “’Carmen’ is about sex, violence, and racism and its corollary: freedom,” director Richard Eyre says about Bizet’s drama. Full summer series: 6 for the price of 5 is available at

Whatcom County Tour Programs –

Upcoming trips include: Rogue River Tour & Cruise, Rogue River, Oregon, departs Bellingham Activity Center (BAC) Sun., July 14 at 7:30am, returns Thurs., July 18, $925 dbl occ. / $1200 single ($250 deposit + $15 for non-members). • Diablo Dam & Lake Cruise, departs BAC Fri., July 19 at 8:30am, returns 5:30pm, $89.99 (+ $10 for non-members). • The Peak of Vancouver at Grouse Mountain, departs BAC Tues., July 23 at 8am, returns at 5pm, $73 (+ $10 for non-members). • Vancouver Island Getaway Tour, departs BAC Tues., Aug. 13, at 7am, returns Fri., Aug. 16, $775 dbl. occ. / $950 single occ. ($400 deposit + $15 for non-members). • Deception Pass Tour, departs Fri., Aug. 16 at 11am, returns 4pm, $77 (+10 for non-members). • “Sister Act” the Musical, Paramount, Seattle, Sun., Aug. 25, $125 (+ $10 non-members), departs BAC at 8:30am, returns at 5:30pm. • Mariners vs. Rangers, departs BAC Wed., Aug. 28 at 9:30am, returns 6:30pm, $73 (+ $10 for non-members). • Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics, departs BAC Sun., Sept. 29 at 10am, returns 6:30pm, $73 (+ $10 for non-members). • New York Tour, Oct. 4-13 (check website for details). • San Antonio, TX Tour, Dec. 5-9 (check website for details). • All prices listed are for members. More info: Cwillis@wccoa.org, 360-733-4030 (dial #, ext. 47019), or visit http://wccoa.org/index.php/Tours/. The Tour Program is a non-profit community service provided by the Whatcom County Council on Aging.

www.lincolntheatre.org or by calling 360-336-8955. The Lincoln Theatre is located at 712 S. First St., Mount Vernon. Admission is $16 adult / $14 senior / $12 students / $2 off for members. More info: 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org.

”Semele” – Opera Popolare and EEI present “Semele,” an opera based on the classic story of a mortal with ambitions to become a goddess, Wed.-Sat., Aug. 7-10, at Garden Street Methodist Church, 1326 Garden St., Bellingham. As in other operas, vanity, jealousy, and intrigue motivate the

The Burlington Public Library is offering the following free lectures/

workshops on Mondays from 1-3pm in July: Introduction to Genealogy Series, July 1, 8 & 15, with Steve Baylor, past president of the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society and the Washington State Genealogical Society. • Native American Ancestry, July 22, with Theresa Trebon, Swinomish Tribal Records Manager and Archivist. • Hispanic/Latino Genealogy Research, July 29, with Janice Blackhurst. The Burlington Public Library is located at 820 E. Washington Ave. Funding is provided by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. More info: 360-755-0760, blibrary@ci.burlington.wa.us, http://www.ci.burlington.wa.us.

”The Happiness Journey: Science of Happiness for Adults” – Do you want

to be happier? Play is essential for your well-being! Join other adults in an upscale toy store on July 8, 15, 22 & 29, 8-9:30pm for this condensed, affordable version of the most popular course at Harvard! Learn about perfectionism, relationships, optimism, pessimism and how to ‘re-write’ your past, future and present. This class is taught by Christine Magnussen, QMHA. Space is limited; pre-registration required by July 2. Arrive early on July 8 for a free gift! Fairhaven Toy Garden is located at 1147 11th St., Bellingham. Cost is $116 (includes 6 hours class, book, and course materials.) More info: 360-714-8552, happiness@peacecalm.com, www.eventsinbellingham.blogspot.com.

action. Performance times are 7:30pm Wed.-Fri., and 2pm on Saturday. Local singers include Serena Viens and Caitlin Hill sharing the roles of Semele and Iris; Carlo Furlan as Jupiter; Lesley Rigg as Ino; Celie Thomas as Juno; John Poppke as Somnus; Eddie Lester as Cadmus. Opera Popolare Chorus and Instrumental Ensemble support the cast of eight. Rob Viens directs. Tickets are $12 (tickets on sale after July 15), at the Community Food Co-op, website, or at the door. More info: 360-733-2663, info@operapopolare.com, www.operapopolare.com.

Awaken the Spontaneity Within –

Come join us for a free workshop at 1415 Dupont on Wed., July 17, 7-9pm. An evening of play, creativity, storytelling and fun! We will do a selection of games and exercises from improvisational theater. All levels welcome; absolutely no experience necessary! More info: 360-756-0756 or www.improvplayworks.com.

Core Feelings Workshop – Core

feelings are the recurring and persistent feelings you have. Learn how core feelings work and how to reduce their influence significantly on Sun., July 21, 1-5pm, at Mount Vernon Center for Spiritual Living,1508 N. 18th St., or Sun. July 28, 1-5pm, at Bellingham Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew St. Road. Walk out with much less burden and more freedom of choice. Daimon Sweeney, facilitator. Details and free online introduction at www.SettingsWork.com/local. Cost is $20 or by donation. More info: 360-441-1195, Daimon@SettingsWork.com, www.settingswork.com.

Becoming Your Potential Self Workshop – What keeps you acting (or

not acting) as you do, even when you wish you would be different? Find out what shapes many of your life patterns and learn to change what you have never been able to change (evolutionary psychology, culture, settings, neural networks, implicit learning). Daimon Sweeney, facilitator. The workshop will be held Sun., July 14, 1-4pm at the Mount Vernon CSL, 1508 N. 18th St. Admission is $20 or donation. Info: 360-441-1195, Daimon4EFT@gmail.com, www.EFTSettings.com.

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Standup Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga Classes – Learn the most exciting way to

practice yoga, get fit and have fun this summer. Classes will be given all summer. No SUP experience necessary; all your equipment and instruction is provided! Class schedule and registration at www.3omsyoga.com. Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required at least 24 hours ahead of time. 3 Oms Yoga is located at 1210 Bay St., Bellingham. Cost is $35 per class. More info: 360-820-4784, connect@3omsyoga.com, www.3omsyoga.com.

Mindfulness Practice Group – A new

offering from Mindfulness Northwest! The Summer Mindfulness Practice Group is a drop-in facilitated practice group. Intended for continuing your mindfulness practice and open to new and old students, the group will meet on Mondays from July 1-Aug. 26, 7-9pm at Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1102 N. Forest St., Bellingham. You do not need to register ahead or commit to all 9 meetings. Just come as you can, arriving by 6:50pm. Admission is $10-$20 for each meeting, by donation. More info: registration@mindfulnessnorthwest.com, www.mindfulnessnorthwest.com, 360-830-6439.

Community Workshops Offered –

End of Life Choices Advance Care Planning / Advance Directive workshops are sponsored by the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement (WAHA) throughout the community. Free workshops (no registration required) will be held: Wed., July 3, 6:30-8pm and Wed., July 10, 1:30-3pm at Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living, 223 E. Bakerview Rd.; Tues., July 16, 5:30-7pm at St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway; Tues., July 23, 4:30-6:30pm at WAHA Office, 800 E. Chestnut; Fri., July 26, 10am-4pm, Resource Table for Project Homeless Connect at Bellingham High School. More info: 360-788-6526, waha.acp@hinet.org, www.whatcomalliance.org.

Fairhaven Community Yoga Tea and Mindful Insights – Come and join Dr. Richard Tran every Saturday afternoon in July at 1pm in his Fairhaven office, 1224

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Harris Ave., Suite 107. We will be practicing Raja yoga and reading from a book called “Journey Into Your Center,” by Dr. Erhard Vogel. Whether this is a stepping stone on your spiritual path, or the beginnings of a journey, everyone is welcome. Admission by loving donation. More info: 360-922-0626, ColorChiropractic@gmail.com, www.ColorChiropractic.com.

Skagit Valley Roller Derby (SVRD) Info Jamboree – SVRD will be holding

their monthly Info Jamboree on Sun., July 7 from 2-4pm. Interested in being a Skagit Valley Roller Girl, referee, sponsor, or volunteer? Join us the first Sunday of every month from 2-4pm at The Skateway, 1834 SR20, Sedro-Woolley. The public is welcome and admission is free. More info: info@skagitvalleyrollerderby.com, www.skagitvalleyrollerderby.com, 360-399-6044.

The Bellingham Tennis Club is hosting the following classes, clinics, workshops, and leagues for Summer 2013 – Fix My Knee Pain Workshop – July 9-Aug. 1, Tues./Thurs., 12:301:15pm; cost is $157. • Fix My Shoulder Pain Workshop – Aug. 6-29, Tues./Thurs., 12:30-1:15pm; cost is $157. • Summer Tennis Clinics – Various times and days available (1 hour classes / 2 weeks); July 8-18; July 22-Aug. 1; and Aug. 12-22; cost varies. • Cycle Moles: Level 1 Summer Series Spinning Class, runs Aug. 5-28, Mondays & Wednesdays from 7-8am. Cost is $120. • Free Tennis Clinic for Kids (ages 5-16); no experience necessary; loaner racquets available; pre-registration required. Clinic meets Sat., Aug. 24, noon-1pm. • Free Tennis Clinic for Adults; pre-registration required. Clinic meets Sat., Aug. 24, 1:30-2:30pm. • Outdoor Tennis Leagues...Plus! begin July 10-Aug. 29. Summer Leagues are 8 weeks with a pro every night to help arrange play, give you tips, and fill in when needed. We provide the balls. Intermediate (NTRP 3-3.5) on Thursdays; Advanced (NTRP 4.0+) on Wednesdays. Leagues meet 6-8pm at Bellingham High School. Cost is $80. Pre-registration required. • Except for the Outdoor Tennis Leagues,

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Holistic Healing Perspectives – Join

Dr. Richard Tran on Tues., July 9, 5:307pm, as he dives into different ways of approaching a health problem through a holistic perspective. You’ll learn great information, find out what’s contributing to your health issues and discover patterns that are hindering your healing process. This workshop is different every time, and Dr. Tran provides demonstrations of techniques so you can understand better how different approaches may help you. Color Chiropractic is located at 1224 Harris Ave., Suite 107, in Fairhaven. Free admission. More info: 360-922-0626, ColorChiropractic@gmail.com, www.ColorChiropractic.com.

Experience Reiki! This regular monthly

opportunity for anyone to experience Reiki Energy is held on the 2nd Sat. of every month (July 13) at Unity Church, 1095 Telegraph Rd., Bellingham, from 1-5pm. Anyone is welcome to drop in and receive a Reiki treatment. Practitioners of all levels volunteer to share Reiki with those who come to receive, and to answer your questions. There is no set charge for this event; all money collected goes to Unity Church for use of the space. • Join Reiki Master Sally Ledgerwood and others on the last Wed. (July 31) of every month for a Reiki Circle from 6:30-8:30pm; donations appreciated. More info: Sally Ledgerwood, 360-224-3335, www.greentouch.net.

Gentle Yoga Classes – Join Joani for

gentle yoga classes Tuesdays and Fridays at Pacific Martial Arts, 1308 N. State St., downtown Bellingham. Joani Glasser is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT-500) specializing in yoga therapy for the back. Classes are ideal for beginners. Cost for the 5-week series is $65 for once a week (5 classes), $85 for twice a week (10 classes), or $15 per class drop-in. New morning 5-week series begins Tues., July 16 or Fri., July 19 at 10:30am. More info: 360-656-6699, YogawithJoani@yahoo.com, www.yogawithJoani.com.

Open House at Color Chiropractic –

Join Drs. Richard Tran and Michelle Hsu on Wed., July 17, 5-7pm for an open house at Color Chiropractic, 1224 Harris Ave., Suite 107, in Fairhaven. There will be food, prizes, a free health screening and answers to any questions you have about your health. Kids and families welcome. Please RSVP. Free admission. More info: 360-9220626, ColorChiropractic@gmail.com, www.ColorChiropractic.com.

Intro to Yoga Workshop – Join us on

Mind, Body, Spirit Fair – The Center

for Spiritual Living Bellingham is holding a Mind, Body, Spirit Fair on Sat., July 27, 10am-4pm, at 2224 Yew St. Rd. Come meet, sample and learn about local healers, artisans and services for the mind, body and spirit. Dr. Andrea Asebedo will speak at 11am on “Unfold Your Own Myth – Exploring the King/Queen Archetype.” Admission is $5. More info: www.csl-bellingham.org.

Day of Mindfulness – A silent day of

continuous practice led by Mindfulness Northwest Director Tim Burnett will be held on Sun., Aug. 4, 9am-4pm. We will be meeting at the gorgeous Semiahmoo County Park near Blaine. We will practice together inside the historic cannery building with options for walking meditation and lunch break time outside on the beach. Others with teacher-led meditation experience are invited to join as well. Please register online. Admission is $50-$90 (sliding scale). More info and to register: 360-830-6439, registration@mindfulnessnorthwest.com, www.mindfulnessnorthwest.com.

Sat., July 20, 12:30-3:30pm for this special 3-hour workshop where you will learn the basic alignment and form of the most common yoga postures, breathing techniques, yoga philosophy and concepts that will inspire and empower you and make you feel amazing! Pre-registration required by July 13. 3 Oms Yoga is located at 1210 Bay St., Bellingham. Cost is $40. More info and to register: 360-820-4784, www.3omsyoga.com.

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Whatcom Knitting Guild Monthly Meeting – The Whatcom Knitting Guild

monthly meeting will be held Mon., July 1, noon-3pm at the Squalicum Yacht Club on Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. We welcome new members. Bring a brown bag lunch. Free admission. More info: whatcomknitting@gmail.com, 971-645-6515.

Willow Basketry with Shannon Robertson – Learn to make willow

baskets using locally sourced materials on Sat., July 13, 1-5pm, at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. Shannon will take the class through the complete process of making a basket. Space is limited. Register at www.wcls.org or call the Ferndale Library at 360-305-3600. This program funded through a grant from the Washington State Library funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. email editor@ennw.info • See www.ennw.info for “News, Reviews and Updates”

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Phyllis L. Ennes Poetry Contest –

The Skagit River Poetry Foundation has announced its first-ever Phyllis L. Ennes Poetry Contest. Poets from Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia are invited to submit three previously unpublished works to skagitcontest@gmail.com. Be sure to include contact information with your submission in a cover letter for each poem: name, address, email, and phone number. Reading fee of $15 for each submission. Make checks payable to SRPF, P.O. Box 238, La Conner, WA, 98257. Deadline for submissions is Oct.15, 2013. More info: 360-840-1452, directorsrpp@gmail.com, www.skagitriverpoetry.org.

Summer Reading for Adults: “Groundbreaking Reads” – How do

YOU dig your library? It’s time to reap the rewards of Summer Reading for Adults through Aug. 31. Submit “Groundbreaking Reads” forms, online or in person, for a chance to win weekly prize drawings. Check out www.bellinghampubliclibrary. org/summerreading/adult or visit your preferred Bellingham Public Library location for more information.

July Events at Village Books – Village Books holds many author readings and other events during the month (see calendar). All events held in the Readings Gallery unless otherwise noted. Changes, additions, and cancellations do occur. Check the website for the most complete

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information about our author events. 1200 11th St. in Fairhaven. More info: www.villagebooks.com or 360-671-2626.

2nd Chapter Book Discussion Group – Join us Wed., July 10, 2-4pm, at the Bellingham Central Library Adult Conference Room for a discussion of Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle. More info: Katie at 360-778-7230.

Chuckanut Sandstone Writer’s Theater Open Mic – Join us for open

mic Wed., July 10, 7-8:30pm, at the Firehouse Cafe, 14th & Harris Ave. in Fairhaven. The Writer’s Theater is an “all-comers” opportunity. Free admission. Info: 360-671-9961, joakworm@aol.com.

Sumas Book Club – Looking for a good

read? Craving lively discussion? Join Sumas Library branch manager Karin Schulhauser for fresh hot coffee and cinnamon rolls at the Sumas Book Club. Karin is positive you will enjoy this easy going club! What’s not to love? Friends, food & books! This group for adults meets once a month (Sat., July 13), 9-10am at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. Refreshments are sponsored by the Friends of the Sumas Library. More info: Karin Schulhauser at 360-305-3600.

executive editor and vice president of publishing at Keller Williams Realty International. Free. Pre-registration required at www.theonething.eventbrite.com.

Bellingham Reads (Book Discussion Group) – Join us as we discuss The

Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, Tues., July 23, 6:30-7:30pm, at the Bellingham Central Library Dodson Room. Info: www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org or Suzanne at 360-778-7323.

Get Started Writing Your Memoir –

Sara Geballe of Memoir Crafters will discuss the value of preserving your life story in book form for you, your loved ones, and future generations at the Everson Library, Wed., July 24, 7-8:30pm. In this interactive session for adults (and grade 8+), you will experience first hand – through the use of simple prompts – how one triggered memory naturally leads to the next and the next. Sara will also describe how a personal historian can work with you to transform the sometimes daunting task of writing down your life story into a doable, rewarding, and fun project. More info: 360-305-3600.

The Chuckanut Radio Hour – Join us

at our new location for the Chuckanut Radio Hour at the Heiner Theater at Whatcom Community College on Tues., July 16. This month we are hosting special guest Chris Bohjalian (The Light in the Ruins) and musical guests, The Lady Crooners. Doors open at 6:30pm and taping begins promptly at 7pm (we ask that everyone be seated by 6:45pm). Co-sponsored by the Whatcom Community College Foundation, 12th Street Shoes, Fairhaven Pizza, and the Fairhaven Village Inn. Tickets are $5 and are available at Village Books or online at www.brownpapertickets.com (free ticket with purchase of one hard cover copy of the book at VB). Info: 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Author Reads – Keller Williams Realty

and Village Books present #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jay Papasan at the Mount Baker Theatre, Thurs., July 18, 6-8:30pm, as he inspires and motivates using his book, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. Papasan demonstrates that the results you get are directly influenced by the way you work and the choices you make. Jay is the

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Free Seasonal Garden Workshops

are being offered by the WSU Whatcom County Extension Office on Sundays, 2pm at Hovander Park. • July 14: Critters in Your Garden. • July 28: Growing Garlic and Shallots. • Aug. 11: Growing and Pruning Berries. • Aug. 25: Pruning Fruit Trees. • For more info go to http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ch. Sponsored by WSU Whatcom Co. Master Gardener Foundation.

Fall Vegetable Gardening Class – Did

you know that you can grow kale, broccoli and even peas into the winter? Start your crops now, and you’ll have a thriving harvest come October. Join Garden Spot’s own Kim Swanson on Sat., July 20, from 9-10am as she explains the right techniques and tools that will extend your growing season and give you fresh greens to enjoy at your holiday table. Garden Spot Nursery is located at 900 Alabama St., Bellingham. Free admission. More info: 360-676-5480, www.garden-spot.com.

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Bellingham Farmers Market: Wednesday Market in Fairhaven –

Looking for a mid-week pick-me-up? On Wednesdays through Sept. 25, the Bellingham Farmers Market will be open from noon-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. (behind Village Books). More than 25 vendors will offer fresh local produce, engaging crafts, tasty treats, and much more! Enjoy free live music each week in a relaxed, park-like setting from 2:30-4:30pm! Free admission. More info: 360-647-2060, www.bellinghamfarmers.org.

Friday Ferry Farewell Sailing – The

Community Boating Center (CBC) is hosting free sailings on Fridays throughout July and August, 5:30-7:30pm, aboard Coot, a recently restored wooden gaffrigged sailboat on loan from the Home Port Learning Center. These “Friday Ferry Farewell” sailings provide an “up close” chance to “bid adieu” to the Alaska Ferry as it departs Fairhaven Harbor. Advance registration is required and must be completed via direct conversation with CBC staff. The CBC is a non-profit education charity located near the public boat launch in Fairhaven (555 Harris Ave.). Reservations can be made Wed.-Fri., noon-5pm, by calling 360-714-8891. Free (donations appreciated). More info: 360-714-8891, info@boatingcenter.org, www.boatingcenter.org.

”Walking Our Talk: The Science of Happiness in Nature” – Do you want

to be happier? Join us outdoors (location TBA) on Wed., July 10, 17, 24 & 31 from 10-11:30am to discuss course materials and practice concepts of lasting contentment based on “Positive Psychology,” the most popular class at Harvard. We’ll explore perfectionism, optimism/pessimism, relationships, savoring, and much more. Taught by Christine Magnussen, QMHA, Pre-register by July 2! This popular, small class fills quickly! Cost is $116 (includes 6 hours total class, book, and course materials). More info: happiness@peacecalm.com, www.eventsinbellingham.blogspot.com.

Shall We Gather: The Centennial Churches of Skagit County – Through

photographs, stories and artifacts this exhibit will celebrate the history of places of worship and their contributions to Skagit County. We have many items in our collection, but are also pleased to have additional items being loaned by the churches. Come “gather” with us through Aug. 4, Tues.-Sun., 11am-4pm, at the Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. 4th St., La Conner to view this special exhibit. Admission is $5 adults / $4 seniors & children 6-12 / under 6 free / $10 families / members free. More info: 360-466-3365, museum@co.skagit.wa.us, www.skagitcounty.net/museum.

Whatcom Museum History Cruise –

Treat your summer guests to the best cruise deal in town! The Island Caper is ready to set sail with Brian Griffin, local historian, as your guide! Enjoy learning about the past, present, and future of the Bellingham shoreline. Reserve your tickets now to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Museum’s beloved sunset History Cruise. Bring your own picnic dinner; beer and wine are available for sale on the boat. Sailings are Thursdays in July and August starting July 11. Tickets are available online, at the Museum store or by calling 360-778-8963. Cost is $35 / $30 Museum members. Cruises sell out so don’t delay! More info: www.whatcommuseum.org.

Monthly Fly Day will be held at the

Heritage Flight Museum, 4165 Mitchell Way, Bellingham, Sat., July 20, noon-4pm. See aviation history come to life and take to the skies! Flying and static displays of historic military aircraft, flight simulators, artifacts and memorabilia. Food and beverages available for purchase. Suggested donation: $5 person. More info: 360-733-4422 or www.heritageflight.org.

Fossils – Join us at the North Fork Library,

7506 Kendall Rd., Maple Falls, for an interactive discussion on the fascinating world of fossil plants led by local Sumas resident and avid fossil collector Dave Morgan on Sat., July 20, 7-9pm. Learn about the recent Holocene of Washington State at Mt. Baker and journey back layer by layer to the Ancient Devonian Shoreline of what is now England. An added bonus... a visit to an ancient Montana beach 1.4 billion years ago! Fossils will be on display from the Morgan Family collection. For grade 3 through adult. More info: 360-305-3600.

Bayview Cemetery Tours – The City of Bellingham presents Bayview Cemetery Tours: “Immigrants: Our Foreign Roots” on Fri., July 26 at 12:30pm. This is the third in a series of monthly tours and features people born in Europe. Park and meet at the Veterans’ Memorial on the southeast side of the Cemetery (1420 Woburn St., Bellingham). Admission is free, but reservations are required by calling 360-778-7150. More info: www.bayviewcemetery.com.

J.J. Donovan History Ride with everybodyBIKE – Who was J.J. Donovan and why are so many Bellingham landmarks named after him? Get a history lesson as we ride around Bellingham and mark the opening day of “Treasures From the Trunk: The Story of J.J. Donovan” at the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher. Meet at Fairhaven Village Green on Sun., July 28, 1pm. Enjoy specialty treats at the Village Green after the ride. Riders receive special $8 admission to Whatcom Museum Old City Hall just in time to hear the lecture by guest curator, Brian Griffin, at 3pm. Summer Rides with everybodyBIKE are held every other Sunday through August. Info: www.whatcommuseum.org.

16th Annual Co-op Community Party – Join us on Sun., July 28, noon-

5:30pm, for the 16th Annual Co-op Community Party at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St., Bellingham. Enjoy entertainment by The New Old Time Chautauquas and internationally-acclaimed jugglers The Flying Karamazov Brothers. Two of Bellingham’s favorite local bands, Hot Damn Scandal and Lucky Brown, will also be performing. The event includes $3 burritos, the RE Store recycled art station, face painting, circus skills workshops and the popular Non-Profit Info Fair, featuring local organizations. Free admission. More info: karlm@communityfood.coop, www.communityfood.coop, 360-734-8158.

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Humane Hoedown Raffle – Enter to

win a $5,000 vacation voucher to use for any trip anywhere in the world! Tickets are $50 and can be purchased until July 13 at the Whatcom Humane Society, Paws Awhile, Tails A Wagging Doggie Day Care, PetStop, Katie’s Cupcakes, and Northfork Brewery. Tickets must be purchased in person; no limit on the number of tickets purchased. There is a 1 in 500 chance in winning. The drawing will be held on July 13, 2013 (need not be present to win). All proceeds benefit the Whatcom Humane Society. More info: 360-733-2080, events@whatcomhumane.org, www.whatcomhumane.org.

Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast –

Join us Thurs., July 4, 8-11am for a pancake breakfast at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. The breakfast features pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $6 adults / $4 children under 12. More info: 360-332-8040, bscdana@gmail.com, www.blaineseniorcenter.com.

3 Day Holiday Book Sale: The biggest

book sale of the year! Celebrate Blaine’s Old Fashioned 4th of July and stop by the Blaine Library at 610 3rd St. for some great bargains! The sale runs Thurs., July 4, 10am-4pm, Fri. & Sat., July 5 & 6, 10am-6pm. More info: Debby Farmer at 360-305-3600.

Independence Day Celebration – The

Community Boating Center celebrates the anniversary of its first day of operation in 2007. The city kindly provides a backdrop of fireworks! From 6pm on Thurs., July 4 until the fireworks end, gather on the waterfront in Fairhaven at the CBC boatyard, near the public boat launch (555 Harris St.) There will be a wild salmon barbecue (or child and vegetarian options) plus very berry shortcake. Compete in a cribbage tournament, a knot-tying contest, a nautical spelling bee, or just sit around a bonfire with other kayakers and sailors until the fireworks start. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com (includes meal and a beverage). More info: 360-714-8891, info@boatingcenter.org, www.boatingcenter.org.

Friends Festival Used Book Sale –

There will be a large inventory of newly received items and bargain prices at the book sale on Fri. & Sat., July 12 & 13, 10am-5pm, at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. There will be something for everyone in the sales room behind Peoples Bank across from the library. $3 a bag on Saturday from 4-5pm. More info: 360-305-3600.

Massage at Relay for Life –

Professional LMPs from North Cascade Massage Connection, a local non-profit, will provide 15 min. massages again this year at the Relay for Life on Fri., July 12 from 8-11pm, and Sat., July 13 from 8-11am, at the Rotunda Bldg., 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham. Admission is by donation. More info: www.ncmassageconnection.org.

Bluegrass Bash Benefit – Come celebrate Animals as Natural Therapy’s annual Bluegrass Bash Benefit on Sat., July 13, 4-9pm at Windy Acres Farm, 721 Van Wyck Rd., Bellingham. Enjoy a salmon barbeque, as well as tons of other food, games for all ages, animal demonstrations, a raffle, live local music from the Moongrass Band and the Quickdraw String Band and dancing. All proceeds support this local, not-for-profit organization’s programs that heal hearts and transform the lives of at-risk teens, children, families, veterans, and elders in our community. Free admission. More info: 360-671-3509, animalsasnaturaltherapy@comcast.net, www.animalsasnaturaltherapy.org. Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland Dinner – “Celebrate Skagit: Dinner on

the Farm” offers guests an elegant dining experience in a unique agricultural setting. Each dinner showcases and celebrates the bounty of food and produce grown in and around the Skagit Valley. Your evening will begin with appetizers and a tour of the host farm and be followed by an incredible four-course dinner paired with Washington wines. Join us on Sat., July 13, 5pm at Taylor Shellfish Farms, 2182 Chuckanut Dr. in Bow, for this one-of-a-kind, field-to-

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plate, elegant dining experience. Admission is $125. More info: www.skagitonians.org.

Lynden Friends July Book Sale –

Fantastic finds await you at this newly enlarged sale: books, movies, music CDs, software, and even board games are stocked by the Friends of the Lynden Library to raise funds to support programs and services. Open to the public Thurs.Sat., July 18-20, from 10am-5pm. More info: 360-305-3600.

2nd Annual Whatcom Old Settlers Association Auction Night – Please

join us on Sat., July 20 at 5:30pm for our 2nd Annual Old Settlers Auction at the Ferndale Boys & Girls Club, 2015 Cherry St. Admission is $25 per person (1 drink and heavy hors d’oeuvres). All proceeds will go toward adding a second lean-to to the barn in the park. Info: 360-224-8128, WhatcomOldSettlers@gmail.com, www.whatcomoldsettlers.com.

1st Annual Whatcom Wine and Spirits Fest – Whatcom Winery and

Distillery Association, in partnership with Sustainable Connections, is holding the 1st Annual Whatcom Wine & Spirits Fest on Sun., July 21 from 1-6pm at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. This event will offer over 40 different local wine and spirit samples, live music and a BBQ, all with the backdrop of Mount Baker and apple orchards. Full bottles of wine and Bellewood Acres spirits will be for sale, as well as additional tasting tickets. Advance tickets available online ($20) or at the door ($25), and all proceeds benefit Sustainable Connections. More info: 360-318-7720, www.sustainableconnections.org, erin@sconnect.org.

DoubleDay Ride to Defeat ALS –

This event is a fundraising ride for people living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease to be held Sat.-Sun., July 27-28. Riders may participate one or both days. Saturday’s ride starts at 9:45am; Sunday’s ride starts at 8am. Day 1, “Valley of the Tulips,” includes Mount Vernon and La Conner, 30-, 40- & 50-mile routes. Day 2, “Land O’ Lakes,” includes Lake McMurray, Big Lake, Beaver Lake and Clear Lake, 40- & 50-mile routes. Full sag and mechanical support, memorable rest stops, an inspirational program at Saturday night’s Pasta4PALS (Person with ALS) dinner, catered breakfast and lunch, massage, free tent camping and non-hook-up RV sites at MVHS. Rides begin at Mount Vernon High School, 314 N. 9th St. Cost is $40-$70. More info: 425-656-1650, robin@alsa-ec.org, www.alsa.org.

Bite of Skagit – Bite of Skagit is a

community fundraising event, showcasing local restaurateurs and farmers, for the benefit of the Skagit Food Distribution Center. The Food Distribution Center exists to provide fresh produce, fruits, and food to the county food banks. The event features live music, activities for children,

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and a beer and wine garden. Join us for the entire afternoon, or just stop in for a “bite” on First Street in downtown Mount Vernon on Sat., July 27, noon-4pm. Free admission. More info: 800-696-8830, slanahan@northcoastcu.com, www.biteofskagit.org.

5th Annual Paws n Claws Pet Expo – Come on out for some family fun at the 5th Annual Paws n Claws Expo, presented by the Alternative Humane Society on Sun., July 28, 10am-4pm, at Bloedel Donovan Park in Bellingham. Meet our adoptable dogs, play some games, watch the demonstrations, visit with the vendors, eat some food and check out our first community-wide garage sale! Bring a friend, bring your family, bring your pet (on a leash). It’s free! Info: 360-671-7445,

pawsandclaws2013@hotmail.com, www.alternativehumanesociety.com.

Brewers by the Bay – Bellingham Bay

Rotary presents the 7th annual Brewers by the Bay microbrew tasting, Sun., July 28, 1-5pm, at Depot Market Square in Bellingham. More than 30 regional brewers will offer several beers each. All attendees will receive a commemorative tasting glass and enjoy barbeque and musical entertainment. Proceeds will benefit youth and family focused charities. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door; available from: Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen, Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro, Applied Digital Imaging, Natural Way Chiropractic and any Bellingham Bay Rotary member. Info: 360-656-6622, Steve.Brummel@wwu.edu, 360-656-6622, www.BellinghamBayRotary.com.

Fore The Kids – Enjoy a day of golf at

”The Sapphires” – The Lincoln Theatre

presents the Australian film “The Sapphires” on Mon., July 1 at 7:30pm. “The Sapphires” is an inspirational tale about a quartet of singers from a remote Aboriginal mission in the late ‘60s. Plucked from obscurity, the four spirited women with powerhouse voices are given the opportunity to entertain American troops in Vietnam. The Lincoln Theatre is located at 712 S. First St., Mount Vernon. Admission is $10 general / $9 seniors, students and active military / $8 members / $7 children 12 and under. More info: 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org.

Film and Food Series: “Julie and Julia” – The Lincoln and Gretchen’s

continue their monthly Film and Food Series in Mount Vernon on Sat., July 20, 1pm with the film “Julie and Julia.” Head to Gretchen’s Kitchenware store afterwards at 3:30pm to eat and learn how to make food from the film! Next film will be “Tortilla Soup” (Aug. 17). Cost: $10 film only / $40 film and cooking class. Please buy tickets at Gretchen’s. The Lincoln Theatre is located at 712 S. 1st St.; Gretchen’s Kitchenware is located at 509 S. 1st St. More info: 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org.

the Skagit Golf & Country Club and help the Ann Carlson Guild of Skagit County in our effort to raise funds for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital. This year’s focus is the Oncology Department. The Uncompensated Care Fund pays for care of all children in our region regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Join us at 16701 Country Club Dr., Burlington, on Fri., Aug. 2. Check-in from 8:30-9:45am; 10am shotgun start. Admission is $100 per player ($400 team of four) / cart for 2 riders $40 / taco bar & beverage-only $25. Sponsorships are also available. More info: 360-416-6650 or mari@juntunengardens.com.

Padden or the more challenging 5K route which includes trails off of the main loop. Your registration includes a shirt, while supplies last. After you walk or run, enjoy great food and prizes that have been donated by generous local businesses. All proceeds go to the Agape Home, a shelter for women and children who are homeless. Registration begins at 8:30am, with a 9:15am start time. Online registration at www.TheLighthouseMission.org. Cost is $20 adults / $5 children under 13. More info: 360-671-1562, rachelt@thelighthousemission.org, www.thelighthousemission.org.

Red Solo Cup – Skagit County Historical

Museum hosts a party on Sat., Aug. 24 from noon-5pm, featuring live music and tastings from 8 wineries, 8 breweries and 4 distilleries. Sponsored by Dickerson Distributing. Food will be available for purchase. Over 21 only! The Skagit County Historical Museum is located at 501 S. 4th St., La Conner. Admission is $30 and includes 4 tasting tickets. More info: 360-466-3365, museum@co.skagit.wa.us or www.skagitcounty.net/museum.

Starry Nights – The Arts Council of

Sedro-Woolley presents their inaugural gala event, Starry Nights, on Fri., Aug. 2 from 7-10pm. Please join us for art, live music, and a no-host cash wine bar under the stars with exquisite hors d’oeuvres. The event will be held at Eagle Haven Winery, 8243 Sims Road, Sedro-Woolley. Sponsorship provided by the Swinomish Casino and Lodge. Tickets are $35. More info: 360-588-4384 or www.artscouncilsedrowoolley@gmail.com.

Agape Walk & 5K Run – Join us on

Sat., Aug. 3, 9:15-11am at Lake Padden Park for the Agape Walk & 5K Run. Take the 2.6 mile loop around beautiful Lake

Nordic Movie Night: “A Somewhat Gentle Man” – This hilarious, dark,

deadpan Norwegian comedy will be shown on Fri., July 26, 7pm at Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St., Bellingham. The film follows a freed convict who finds himself back in trouble. “It is a film about our painful shortcomings, a tribute to less than perfect sex and a campaign against people of petty exactness,” says director Hans Molander. English subtitles. NR. Enter in rear. Free admission with donations accepted. More info: bellinghamson@gmail.com, www.wergelandlodge.com. email editor@ennw.info • See www.ennw.info for “News, Reviews and Updates”

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Computer Help – Receive one hour of

individual computer help with Paul Goff on Mondays, 6-8pm, at the Everson Library. Possible topics include: internet security, trouble-shooting computer problems, preventive maintenance, online businesses, and more! Sign up at the Library, 104 Kirsch Dr., or call 360-305-3600.

Bellingham Laughter Club – Think

Globally, Laugh Locally. Join our Certified Laughter Leader and experience the health benefits of social, joyful laughter exercises. We will meet at Elizabeth Park in Bellingham on Sun., July 7, from 4-5pm. Next meeting is Sun., Aug. 4 at Elizabeth Park. Free. Info: therapeuticstudio@msn.com or 360-734-4989.

Bellingham Threshold Singers Choir Rehearsal – We are a women’s choir,

singing at the bedsides of those in need of support through our voices. If this sounds intriguing to you, please join us at rehearsal and check us out. Bring an open mind and a generous heart. Professional voice not required. Rehearsals every 2nd and 4th Tues., 6:30-8:30pm at Jerns Funeral Chapel, 800 E. Sunset Dr., Bellingham. Upcoming rehearsal dates: July 9 & 23; Aug. 13 & 27. Visitors welcome. More info: 360-927-4384, info@bellinghamthresholdsingers.org, www.bellinghamthresholdsingers.org.

Anything About Apple! A Mac & Apple Product User Group – Join

long-time Mac users, Scott & Jacque Peterson, Mon., July 15, 6:30-8pm, for a monthly opportunity for Mac & Apple product users to get together, share information and find answers to those nagging questions. Explore personal and small business software options at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. No sign-up required. Free! For adults. More info: 360-305-3600.

Newcomers Club Luncheon – Monthly luncheons are held at noon on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (July 17) at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club, 3729 Meridian St. This month’s guest speaker will be Troy Smith from the Mount Baker Distillery. Call Nancy at 360-933-4669 for lunch reservations ($16 per person). Info:

information@whatcomnewcomers.org, www.whatcomnewcomers.org.

Comedian Tom Papa – Comedian Tom

Papa will perform two shows in Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Pacific Showroom on Fri. and Sat., July 19 and 20 at 8pm. A veteran stand-up comedian, Papa’s clean but cutting style has created a successful comedy career. In addition to his extensive stand-up work, he has appeared in “The Marriage Ref,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” and his own hit show “Come to Papa.” Papa will be joined by special guest Rodney Sherwood, a touring comedian, actor and Emmy-award winning performer. Skagit Valley Casino Resort is located at at 5984 N. Darrk Lane in Bow. Admission is $23-$27. More info: 877275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

Beach Walk! Dig For Hidden Treasure – Explore a bit of the Salish Sea

and see what you can dig up near the Lummi Island Library! Come join Buff Lapof and Nadia Woodcock for a summer lowtide treasure hunt on Sat., July 20, 9-10:30am, at the Public Beach on Lummi Island across from the cafe. For all ages. Refreshments provided. More info: 360-305-3600.

City Club – Bellingham City Club presents non-partisan discussion of issues important to the community. The next lunch meeting is Wed., July 24, and features Hedrick Smith, author of Who Stole the American Dream? Meeting is from noon-1:30pm at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. Guests and new members are welcome. Cost is $13 members / $18 non-members in advance, $15 members / $20 nonmembers at the door (if available). More info and tickets at www.bellinghamcityclub.org.

Help in the effort to end homelessness and Volunteer at the Fifth Annual Project Homeless Connect – On Fri., July 26, more than

500 people in Whatcom County will receive free, confidential services, including dental care, medical exams, vision screening, hearing screening along with hearing aids provided for those in need, women’s health care, information on veteran benefits, housing assistance and much more. Project Homeless Connect is seeking about 250 community volunteers from all sectors of the community to provide guest intake, food service and other assistance, making Project Homeless Connect one of the largest volunteer-run events in Whatcom County. At the 2012 Bellingham/Whatcom Project Homeless Connect, over 50 service providers and more than 210 volunteers provided

services to over 460 neighbors experiencing homelessness. “This is our community’s way of engaging people with the issue of homelessness,” said Dan Hammill, Program Director at Whatcom Volunteer Center. “When you volunteer at this event, you make a difference in someone’s life.” Project Homeless Connect is a community effort led by The Opportunity Council, Whatcom Volunteer Center, Whatcom Homeless Service Center, Catholic Community Services, City of Bellingham, Department of Corrections, the United Way of Whatcom County and Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access. The event is made possible by the financial sponsorship of Whatcom Community Foundation, Bellingham Mayor’s Office, Whatcom County Executive, Whatcom Educational Credit Union, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, St. Luke’s Foundation, Puget Sound Energy, Windermere Foundation, Mount Baker Dental Society, Bellingham Food Co-op, and Whatcom Transit Authority is donating two free ride days on July 25 and 26, to help guests and volunteers gain access to Project Homeless Connect. People interested in volunteering leading up to the event and on event day, should contact Abby Lund at 360-734-3055 or abbyl@whatcomvolunteer.org. To see a list of available volunteer opportunities, visit: www.whatcomvolunteer.org.

Community Garage Sale – Rent a table

at the Community Garage Sale in the large pavilion at Bloedel Donovan Park during the 5th Annual Paws n Claws Expo. $20 reserves a table to sell your used household items. Profits are yours to keep. Hundreds of people will be attending this event. Unused items for sale by local artists, and crafters can reserve a table for $35 to sell their original artwork and crafts. Join us on Sun., July 28, 10am-4pm. Free admission to the sale. Info: 360-671-7445, ahsgaragesale2013@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/events.

Celebration of a Life: Tina Klix – Tina

Klix taught, choreographed and performed with the local dance and theater community for over 20 years. She was a founding member of Dance Gallery and an original member of Mount Baker Ballet and Moksha Dance Ensemble. She designed costumes for numerous dance and theater companies throughout the northwest and was a member of the Bellingham Arts Commission. Tina was also a longtime local business owner of Cornsilks. Join us for a potluck to celebrate her life on Sun., July 28 at 5pm at Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. in Fairhaven. Free admission. More info: 360-676-4114.

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JULY 2013 MONDAY 7/1/2013 Northwest Singles Club (age 50+) Weekly Walk, meet at the top of Taylor Dock, 10am, 360-393-3982.

Where’s Waldo? in Fairhaven begins,360-6712626, www.villagebooks.com. See page 42.

Whatcom Knitting Guild Monthly Meeting,

Squalicum Yacht Club, noon-3pm, free, 971-645-6515, whatcomknitting@gmail.com. See page 11. An Introduction to Genealogy Series (part 2), Burlington Public Library Rotary Community Meeting Room, 1-3pm, free, 360-755-0760, www.ci.burlington.wa.us. See page 9.

Beneath the Surface Teen Film Festival (ages 12-19), Lecture Room, Bellingham Central

Public Library, 5pm, call for title, 360-778-7323 (Jennifer), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Teen Summer Movies (age 12-19), Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, call for title, 5pm, free, 360-778-7323 (Jennifer), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Argentine Tango Class, Bellingham Dance Company, 6-7:30pm every Monday, $55 month / $15 class (discounts for students, seniors and military), 360-224-4082, www.bellinghamdancecompany.com. See pg. 39. Computer Help with Paul Goff, Everson Library, 6-8pm every Monday, sign-up at the Library or call 360-305-3600. See page 16. Beginning/Intermediate Cuban Salsa, Belltower Studio, 6:30-7:45pm every Monday, $10 adults / $7 students (punch cards available), rumbanorthwest@gmail.com , www.rumbanorthwest.com , 360-595-7369. See page 39. Harmony Northwest Chorus Rehearsal, Mount Vernon Community Center, 7-9:30pm, free, www.harmonynorthwestchorus.org , 360-428-4186. See page 5. Mindfulness Practice Group (drop-in), Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 7-9pm every Monday, $10-$20, 360-830-6439, registration@mindfulnessnorthwest.com , www.mindfulnessnorthwest.com. See page 10. VB Reads … General Literature: “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain (author not attending), Village Books, 7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. ”The Sapphires,” Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm, $10 general / $9 seniors, students and active military / $8 members / $7 children 12 and under, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 15. Country Two Step and Triple Two Classes, Bellingham Dance Company, 8-9pm every Monday, $48 month / $15 class, www.bellinghamdancecompany@gmail.com , 360-224-4082. See page 39.

TUESDAY 7/2/2013 Kundalini Yoga Classes for Women, Inspire

Studio, 9-10:30am every Tuesday, first class is $7 / affordable class packages available after, 360-447-8778, kokoroyoga@gmail.com or www.kokoroyoga.com. Cupcake Camp, Katie’s Cupcakes, 10-11:30am every Tuesday, $25, 877-242-7628, pre-register at smile@bringcutenessback.com or www.katiescupcake.com. Prime Time Tuesday: Let Papa Honor You (your choice of music and 10% off for ages 65+ / 25 cent cup of coffee or tea), Papa’s Sweets in Fairhaven, 10am-7pm every Tuesday, info@papassweets.com.

Dig Into Play (ages 1-5), Blaine Library,

10:30-11:30am every Tuesday, 360-305-3600 (Cindy), free. See page 42.

Bellingham Children’s Theatre July Summer Theatre Camp: Random Acts & Sneaky

Set-Ups, Bellingham Children’s Theatre, noon-5pm, $150, 360-734-9999, bhamchildrenstheatre@me.com , http://www.bellinghamchildrenstheatre.com. See page 40. Vinyasa Lunchtime Flow, Inspire Studio, noon-1pm every Tuesday, first class $7 / affordable class packages available after, 360-447-8778, kokoroyoga@gmail.com. VB Writes ... Nonfiction Writing Group, Village Books Reading Gallery, 6:15-8:15pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Mount Baker Toppers Rehearsal, First Christian Church (at Deemer Rd.), 7-10pm every Tuesday, free, 360-384-4432, www.topperschorus.org. See page 5. Zipper Dance, Firehouse Performing Arts Center in Fairhaven, 7:15-8:45pm, $5-$15 (pay what you can afford), zipperdancing@gmail.com , www.zipperdance.com , 231-631-2172. See page 39. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org. Jazz Project Jazz Jam, Boundary Bay Brewery, 8:30-11:30pm, free, 360-650-1066, jsherwoodjazzproject@earthlink.net or www.jazzproject.org. See page 5.

WEDNESDAY 7/3/2013 Genealogy Assistance (for adults), Bellingham Central Library Genealogy Alcove, 10am-2pm, free, 360-778-7323. Toddler Art, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building FIG, 10-11am every Wednesday, regular admission rates + $2 suggested materials donation, 360-778-8930, www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 42.

Smart Trips: Walk, Ride, and Bike in Bellingham (for parents with children ages

birth-11 years old), Lecture Room at the Central Bellingham Library, 11-11:45am, 360-778-7200 (Bethany), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Bellingham Farmers Market, Fairhaven Village Green, noon-5pm, music by Sarah Goodin / JP Falcon Grady, free, 360-647-2060, www.bellinghamfarmers.org. See page 5. One-on-One Tech Coaching Session (basic computer, Internet, and downloading skills for adults), Bellingham Central Library Lecture or Conference Room, 2-4pm, free, 360-778-7200, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Guided Meditation Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30-6:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com or www.simplyspiritcenter.com.

End of Life Choices Advance Care Planning / Advance Directive Workshop, Spring Creek

Retirement & Assisted Living, 6:30-8pm, free, no registration required, waha.acp@hinet.org , www.whatcomalliance.org , 360-788-6526. See page 10. Heavy Metal Racket Concert, G Street Plaza, Blaine, 7-9pm, free, vic@cityofblaine.com , www.blainechamber.com/events , 360-332-4544. See page 5. Afro-Cuban Dance Class, StudioZ, 7:30-8:45pm every Wednesday, $10 adults / $7 students (punch cards available), 360-595-7369, rumbanorthwest@gmail.com or www.rumbanorthwest.com. See page 39.

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JULY 2013 West Coast Swing class begins (1st of 5),

Bellingham Dance Company, $55 ($50 students, seniors and military), 360-224-4082, mary@bellinghamdancecompany.com or www.bellinghamdancecompany.com. See page 39. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

THURSDAY 7/4/2013 Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast, Blaine Senior Center, 8-11am, $6 adults / $4 children under 12, 360-332-8040, bscdana@gmail.com or www.blaineseniorcenter.com. See page 14. Old Fashioned 4th, Downtown Blaine, 8am-10:45pm, free, vic@cityofblaine.com , www.blainechamber.com/events or 360-332-4544. See page 42. Holiday Book Sale, Blaine Library, 10am-4pm, 360-305-3600 (Debby). See page 14.

July 4th Parade, Picnic and Fireworks in La Conner, 11:30am-10pm, free,

360-466-4778, info@laconnerchamber.com or www.lovelaconner.com. See page 42. Vinyasa Lunchtime Flow, Inspire Studio, noon-1pm every Thursday, first class $7 / affordable class packages available after, 360-447-8778, kokoroyoga@gmail.com. VB Writes ... Poetry Writing Group, Village Books Mezzanine, 5:30-7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Concert in the Park featuring Brian Forsloff, Elizabeth Park, 6-8pm, free, donations welcome, www.cob.org/parks , www.theeldridgesociety.org. Independence Day Celebration, Community Boating Center, 6-11pm, $12, 360-714-8891, info@boatingcenter.org , www.boatingcenter.org. See page 14. Mambo Dance Class, StudioZ, 7-8:15pm every Thursday, $10 adults / $7 students (punch cards available), 360-595-7369, rumbanorthwest@gmail.com or www.rumbanorthwest.com. See page 39.

el Colonel and Doubleshot w/ Mary De La Fuente (Blues), The Conway Muse, 7:30pm, $7, conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com , www.conwaymuse.com or 360-445-3000. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

FRIDAY 7/5/2013 Gentle Flow Yoga, Inspire Studio, 9-10:15am

every Friday, first class $7 / affordable class packages available after, 360-447-8778, kokoroyoga@gmail.com , www.kokoroyoga.com.

Holiday Book Sale, Blaine Library, 10am-6pm,

360-305-3600 (Debby). See page 14. Toddler Art, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building FIG, 10-11am every Friday. See pg. 42. Farm Fun Friday, BelleWood Acres and Distilling, 4-9pm, free, info@bellewoodfarms.com , www.bellewoodfarms.com or 360-318-7720. See page 32. Friday Ferry Farewell Sailing, Community Boating Center, 5:30-7:30pm, free (donations appreciated), advance registration required at 360-714-8891, www.boatingcenter.org. See page 13.

Art Exhibit Opening Reception: “Mixed Media, Mixed Messages,” Allied Arts of

Whatcom County Gallery, 6-9pm, 360-676-8548, kborden@alliedarts.org or www.alliedarts.org. See page 36. First Friday Gallery Walk, Old Town Anacortes, 6-9pm, free, 360-293-6938 or www.anacortesart.com. See page 36. July Art Show: Opening Reception, Scott Milo Gallery, 6-9pm, free, 360-293-6938, gallery@scottmilo.com , www.scottmilo.com. See page 36.

Opening Reception: Behind The Brush – Artists of Bellingham, Fourth Corner Frames

& Gallery, 6-10pm, free, 360-734-1340, framr4u@aol.com. See page 36. Western Line Dancing Class, Ten Mile Grange, beginners at 6pm, intermediates at 7:15pm every Friday in July, $5, 360-354-4325, charlene.lenn@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/LyndenLineDancers. Jeffrey Fullner (jazz and rock classics on acoustic guitar), Jansen Art Center’s Firehall Cafe, 6:30-8pm, no cover, info@jansenartcenter.org , www.jansenartcenter.org or 360-354-3600. See page 5. Bellingham Festival of Music: Performance by Joshua Roman (cello), WWU PAC Concert Hall, 7:30pm, general admission $25 / $33 / $45, students $12 / $15, 360-201-6621, www.bellinghamfestival.org. See page 5. Swing, Latin, Ballroom Dance Party, Bellingham Dance Company, 7:30-10pm, $7 general / $5 students, seniors, military, www.bellinghamdancecompany.com or 360-224-4082. See page 39. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org. Faucher Four (jazz quartet), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-11pm, no cover, 360-715-3642, info@skylarkshiddencafe.com or www.skylarkshiddencafe.com. Music & Dancing with DJ Clint, Skagit Valley Casino Resort, Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SATURDAY 7/6/2013 Holiday Book Sale, Blaine Library, 10am-6pm, 360-305-3600 (Debby). See page 4.

Northwest Singles Club Coffee Hour (age

50+), Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 10am, 360-393-3982. Sculpture Woods of Ann Morris, 3851 Legoe Bay Rd., Lummi Island, 10am-5pm, free, www.annmorrisbronze.com.

Kids’ Event: Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) with Claire, Village Books, 10:30-11am, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Beginning Jewelry Workshop (1st of 2 days), Jansen Art Center, 11am-5pm, $85, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 37.

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Bellingham Railway Museum Speeder Rides,

Orchard Place, 11am-4pm, $3 adults / $2 kids, bellinghamrailwaymuseum@gmail.com , www.bellinghamrailwaymuseum.org or 360-393-7540. See page 42.

Fairhaven Community Yoga Tea and Mindful Insights, Color Chiropractic, 1-2:30pm, by

loving donation, 360-922-0626, www.ColorChiropractic.com. See page 10. Kids Kreate (ages 5+; parent must remain in store), Launching Success Learning Store, 1-2pm, drop-in, free, 360-527-2641, www.launchingsuccess.com. Book Signing: Isabel Suppé (High Altitude Climber, Cyclist, Survivor, Author), Lecture Room, Bellingham Central Public Library, 2-4:30pm, 360-778-7210 (Deborah), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. See page 42. Sketch Card Group, Cosmic Comics, 2-4pm, free, info@cosmiccomicsonline.com , www.cosmiccomicsonline.com or 360-734-8058. See page 37.

Author Reads: “The Johmalites: An Autobiography of Unusual Immigrants” by Johannes Lisiecki, Village Books, 4pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Ceramics – Family Fun Night Making Faces, Jansen Art Center, 5-6:30pm, $75/family, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.com or www.jansenartcenter.com. See page 37.

Concert at the Winery: Chuck Dingee and Joe Young, Vartanyan Estate Winery, 6pm, $7

cover, 21+, 360-756-6770, info@vewinery.com or www.vewinery.com. Heron & Crow (originals, old time & bluegrass), Old World Deli, 6:30-8:30pm, 360-738-2090, www.OldWorldDeli1.com. John Dennis (acoustic guitar), Jansen Art Center’s Firehall Cafe, 6:30-8pm, no cover, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 5. Ceramics – Family Fun Night Making Faces, Jansen Art Center, 7-8:30pm, $75/family, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.com or www.jansenartcenter.com. See page 37. Country Dance at BDC, Bellingham Dance Company, 7:30-10pm, $7 general / $5 student, senior and military, 360-224-4082, www.bellinghamdancecompany.com. See page 39. Mia Vermillion, Washington Sips, La Conner Waterfront, 7:30pm, no cover, info@miavermillion.com or www.miavermillion.fanbridge.com. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

Nick Vigarino’s Meantown Blues with Larry Dennis and Steve Raible, The Conway Muse, 8pm, $10, www.conwaymuse.com or 360-445-3000. Stirred Not Shaken (casual jazz with vocals), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-11pm, no cover, 360-715-3642, info@skylarkshiddencafe.com or www.skylarkshiddencafe.com.

Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema: “Moonrise Kingdom,” music by Lost at Last,

Fairhaven Village Green, 8:30pm, $5, www.FairhavenOutdoorCinema.com. See page 42. Live Music by Latigo Lace, Skagit Valley Casino Resort, Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com. Salsa Dance Night, Cafe Rumba, 9pm-midnight, $3, rumbanorthwest@gmail.com , www.rumbanorthwest.com or 360-595-7369. See page 39.

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JULY 2013 SUNDAY 7/7/2013 Socrates Cafe, Village Books, 11:30am-1pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Fiddlin’ Fox presents Sunny Sundays with Saltwater Octet (swing jazz), Fairhaven Village Green, 2-5pm, free. See page 8.

Skagit Valley Roller Derby Info Jamboree,

The Skateway, Sedro-Woolley, 2-4pm, free, www.skagitvalleyrollerderby.com. See page 10. Bellingham Laughter Club, Elizabeth Park, 4-5pm, free, 360-734-4989. See page 16.

12th Annual Blaine Jazz Festival Opening Concert: Blaine Jazz Faculty meets Pearl

Django, Blaine Performing Arts Center, 7pm, by donation, www.blainejazz.org. See page 7. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

MONDAY 7/8/2013 Beginning Robotics Level 1: Utilizing Lego® Bricks to Make Robots (ages 6-9; 4-day class

begins), St. Paul’s Academy, 10am-noon, $100, pre-register at 360-527-2641, www.BricksandBeyond.com. See page 41. Northwest Singles Club (age 50+) Weekly Walk, meet at the top of Taylor Dock, 10am, 360-393-3982.

12th Annual Blaine Jazz Festival Noon Concert, G St. Plaza in downtown Blaine,

noon, free, www.blainejazz.org. See page 7.

An Introduction to Genealogy Series (part 3), Burlington Public Library Rotary Community Meeting Room, 1-3pm, free, 360-755-0760, blibrary@ci.burlington.wa.us or www.ci.burlington.wa.us. See page 9.

Robotics Engineering 3.1: Using Lego® Mindstorms (ages 10-12; 4-day class begins),

St. Paul’s Academy, 1-3pm, $100, pre-register at 360-527-2641, BricksandBeyond@gmail.com or www.BricksandBeyond.com. See page 41.

Summer Youth Voice Camp with Ann MacDonald (5-day class) begins, BAAY,

4-5:15pm, $85, 360-676-1024, www.bellinghamsings.org. See page 6. Anime @ your Library (ages 12-20s), Lecture Room, Bellingham Central Public Library, 5-7:30pm, 360-778-7323 (Jennifer), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Blaine Monday Book Group, Blaine Library, call for title, 6-8pm, 360-305-3600. Cooking Class: Tamales, Gretchen’s, 6:308:30pm, $40, 360-336-8747, www.gretchenskitchen.com. See page 32.

Create It – Make It – Take It! Welcome to Our Science Lab, Launching Success Learning Store,

11am-noon, ages 6+, parents should be present, pre-registration required, $5, 360-527-2641, amy@launchingsuccess.com or www.launchingsuccess.com. One-on-One Tech Coaching Session (basic computer, Internet, and downloading skills for adults), Bellingham Central Library Lecture or Conference Room, 11am-1pm, free, 360-7787200, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Summer Dance Camp – Beginner (ages 7-9) begins (3 days), Jansen Art Center, 11am12:30pm, $50, info@jansenartcenter.org , www.jansenartcenter.org , 360-354-3600. See page 39.

12th Annual Blaine Jazz Festival Noon Concert, G St. Plaza in downtown Blaine,

noon, free, www.blainejazz.org. See page 7.

Fix My Knee Pain Workshop begins (1st of 4

weeks every Tues./Thurs.), Fairhaven Fitness at the Bellingham Tennis Club, 12:30-1:15pm, $157, www.bellinghamtennis.com , 360-733-5050. See page 10.

Northwest Animals with the Northwest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (ages 6-10),

Lecture Room at the Central Bellingham Library, 1:30-2:30pm, pre-registration required at 360-778-7200 (Bethany), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Holistic Healing Perspectives Workshop, Color Chiropractic, 5:30-7pm, free, 360-922-0626, ColorChiropractic@gmail.com or www.ColorChiropractic.com. See page 11.

VB Writes ... Spec Fiction / Sci Fi Writing Group, Village Books Mezzanine, 6-8pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Bellingham Threshold Singers Choir Rehearsal, Jerns Funeral Chapel, 6:30-8:30pm, free, info@bellinghamthresholdsingers.org , www.bellinghamthresholdsingers.org , 360-927-4384. See page 16.

12th Annual Blaine Jazz Festival Concert:

Blaine Jazz Faculty performing “a few of my favorite things...,” Blaine Performing Arts Center, 7pm, by donation, www.blainejazz.org. See page 7.

When to Start the Search for Retirement and Assisted Living Care: Guidance for Adult Children with Aging Parents, Lecture Room,

Bellingham Central Public Library, 7-8pm, 360-778-7323 (Suzanne), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Zipper Dance, Firehouse Performing Arts Center in Fairhaven, 7:15-8:45pm, $5-$15 (pay what you can afford), zipperdancing@gmail.com , www.zipperdance.com or 231-631-2172. See page 39. Bellingham Festival of Music: Performance by Ray Chen (violin) and Joseph Robinson (oboe), WWU PAC Concert Hall, 7:30pm, general admission $25 / $33 / $45, students $12 / $15, 360-201-6621, www.bellinghamfestival.org. See page 5. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

WEDNESDAY 7/10/2013 Genealogy Assistance (for adults), Bellingham

Central Library Genealogy Alcove, 10am-2pm, free, 360-778-7323.

”Walking Our Talk: The Science of Happiness in Nature” (4-part class begins), location TBA,

10-11:30am, $116, happiness@peacecalm.com or www.eventsinbellingham.blogspot.com. See page 13. Blaine Wednesday Book Group, Blaine Library, call for title, 11am-1pm, 360-305-3600.

Create It – Make It – Take It! Welcome to Our Science Lab, Launching Success Learning Store, 11am-noon, ages 6+, parents should be present, pre-registration required, $5, 360-527-2641, amy@launchingsuccess.com or www.launchingsuccess.com.

12th Annual Blaine Jazz Festival Noon Concert, G St. Plaza in downtown Blaine,

noon, free, www.blainejazz.org. See page 7.

Bellingham Farmers Market, Fairhaven Village Green, noon-5pm, music by Chuck Dingee / Pretty Little Feet, free, 360-647-2060, www.bellinghamfarmers.org. See page 5. WTA Art Contest (ages 10 and under), Central Bellingham Library Lawn, noon-2pm, art materials provided, 360-778-7200 (Bethany), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Adult Voice Workshop with Ann MacDonald

(5-day class) begins) BAAY, 7-8:30pm, $95, 360-676-2396, www.bellinghamsings.org. See page 6. Harmony Northwest Chorus Rehearsal, Mount Vernon Community Center, 7-9:30pm, free, www.harmonynorthwestchorus.org or 360-428-4186. See page 5.

”The Happiness Journey: Science of Happiness for Adults” (4-part class begins),

Fairhaven Toy Garden, 8-9:30pm, $116, 360-714-8552, happiness@peacecalm.com or www.eventsinbellingham.blogspot.com. See page 9.

TUESDAY 7/9/2013 Summer Dance Camp – Pre-Ballet (ages 3-6) begins (3 days), Jansen Art Center, 10am11am, $35, info@jansenartcenter.org , www.jansenartcenter.org , 360-354-3600. See page 39.

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JULY 2013 VB Reads ... Afternoon Book Chat: “The

Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (author not attending), Village Books, 1pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

End of Life Choices Advance Care Planning / Advance Directive Workshop, Spring Creek

Retirement & Assisted Living, 1:30-3pm, free, no registration required, 360-788-6526, waha.acp@hinet.org , www.whatcomalliance.org. See page 10. FIG Art Club Workshop, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building FIG, 1:30-3:30pm, regular admission rates plus $7 / $5 Museum members, 360-778-8930, figinfo@cob.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 43. 2nd Chapter Book Discussion Group: “Tortilla Curtain” by T.C. Boyle, Bellingham Central Library Adult Conference Room, 2-4pm, free, 360-778-7230 (Katie). See page 12.

Artist Presentation: Behind The Brush – Artists of Bellingham, Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 4:30-6pm, free, 360-734-1340, framr4u@aol.com. See page 36.

9th Annual Downtown Sounds Summer Concert Series featuring Polecat with Mts. &

Tunnels, Bay Street in Bellingham, 5:309:30pm, free, 360-527-8710, www.downtownbham.wordpress.com. See page 6. Healing Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30-6:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134, www.simplyspiritcenter.com.

12th Annual Blaine Jazz Festival Concert:

Martin Kuuskmann and the Fusion Faculty, Blaine Performing Arts Center, 7pm, by donation, www.blainejazz.org. See page 7. Author Reads: “Impossible Lessons” by Jennifer Bullis (poetry), Village Books, 7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Chuckanut Sandstone Writer’s Theater Open Mic, Firehouse Cafe, 7-8:30pm, free, 360-671-9961, joakworm@aol.com. (pg. 12)

Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm,

$25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

THURSDAY 7/11/2013 12th Annual Blaine Jazz Festival Noon Concert, G St. Plaza in downtown Blaine,

noon, free, www.blainejazz.org. See page 7.

Play with Science! (ages 8+), Launching Success

Learning Store, 1-2pm, free, pre-registration required, 360-527-2641, www.launchingsuccess.com. FIG Art Club Workshop, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building FIG, 1:30-3:30pm, regular admission rates plus $7 / $5 Museum members, figinfo@cob.org. See page 43.

Bellingham Festival of Music Concert: Margot

Schwartz and Friends, Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 2pm, free, www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 6. Summer Movie Matinee (all ages welcome), Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, call for title, 2pm, free, 360-778-7200, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Whatcom Museum History Cruise, Squalicum Harbor, arrive by 5pm, $35 / $30 Museum members, group discounts available for 8 or more, tickets at 360-778-8963 or www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 13. Freestyle Piano with Nick Swanson, Jansen Art Center’s Firehall Cafe, 5:30-7:30pm, no cover, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 6.

AHA! After Hours Art: Spontaneous Folk Concert, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher,

6-7:45pm, free with $5 Thursday admission / Museum members free, www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 6. Concert in the Park featuring Dana Lyons, Elizabeth Park, 6-8pm, free, donations welcome, www.cob.org/parks , www.theeldridgesociety.org.

Cooking Class: Anti-Inflammatory Farmer’s Feast, Gretchen’s, 6-8pm, $15, 360-336-8747, www.gretchenskitchen.com. See page 32.

VB Writes ... Fiction Writing Group, Village

Books Reading Gallery, 6-8pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Author Reads: “Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution” by Doug Fine (slideshow), Village Books, 7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. ”Hamlet,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7-9:30pm, $12 / $10 with student ID, 206-317-3023, www.shakesnw.org. See page 32. Fourth Corner Folk Dancing, Fairhaven Library, 7:15-10pm, $5 suggested donation (first time visitors and students free), 360-380-0456. See page 39. 12th Annual Blaine Jazz Festival Concert: Big Band Benefit, Semiahmoo Golf Club Pavilion, 7:30pm, $40 at 360-820-8312 or online at www.blainejazz.org. See page 7.

The Scott Pemberton Trio (opening with Ryan Bart), The Conway Muse, 7:30pm, $10, 360-445-3000, www.conwaymuse.com.

Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm,

$25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

Bryan Forsloff (jazz solo guitar), Skylark’s in

Fairhaven, 8-11pm, no cover, 360-715-3642, info@skylarkshiddencafe.com or www.skylarkshiddencafe.com.

FRIDAY 7/12/2013 Friends Festival Used Book Sale, Everson

Library, 10am-5pm, 360-305-3600. See pg. 14.

East 542 Music Festival, Deming Logging Show Grounds, tickets at www.542musicfest.com. See page 6.

12th Annual Blaine Jazz Festival Noon Concert, G St. Plaza in downtown Blaine,

noon, free, www.blainejazz.org. See page 7.

Fairhaven Family Movie (all ages), Fairhaven

Library Fireplace Room, call for title, 4-6pm, free, 360-778-7200 (Bethany), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Friday Ferry Farewell Sailing, Community Boating Center, 5:30-7:30pm, free (donations appreciated), advance registration required at 360-714-8891. See page 13. Farm Tunes Concert Series: Prozac Mtn. Boys, BelleWood Acres & Distilling, 6pm, free, 360-318-7720, info@bellewoodfarms.com or www.bellewoodfarms.com. See page 6-7. ”Hamlet,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7-9:30pm, $12 / $10 with student ID, 206-317-3023, www.shakesnw.org. See page 32.

Skagit Valley Highland Games Kick-off Concert, Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon, 7pm, free, www.celticarts.org. See page 41.

The Haynie Opry presents a tribute to John Denver, Haynie Grange, 7pm, $20, 366-3321, www.thehaynieopry.com. See page 7.

12th Annual Blaine Jazz Festival Student Showcase, Blaine Performing Arts Center, 7pm, by donation, www.blainejazz.org. See page 7.

Swing, Latin, Ballroom Dance Party,

Bellingham Dance Company, 7:30-10pm, $7 general / $5 students, seniors, military, www.bellinghamdancecompany.com or 360-224-4082. See page 39. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org. Massage at Relay for Life, Rotunda Building, 8-11am, by donation, www. ncmassageconnection.org. See page 14. Narayan & Janet (vocals, keyboards, trumpet, full-band sound), The Conway Muse, 8pm, $10, 360-445-3000, www.conwaymuse.com. Ryan Stiles and His Special Guests, Mount Baker Theatre, 8-10pm, $39.95, 360-7346080, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com or www.mountbakertheatre.com/events. See page 31. The Swing Gang (jazz featuring saxophone), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-10pm, no cover, 360-715-3642, info@earthlink.net or www.skylarkshiddencafe.com.

Ferndale Flicks in the Park: “The Hunger Games,” Pioneer Park, 8:30pm, free,

360-384-3042, christi@ferndale-chamber.com or www.ferndale-chamber.com. See page 43. Music & Dancing with DJ Clint, Skagit Valley Casino Resort, Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SATURDAY 7/13/2013 Massage at Relay for Life, Rotunda Building,

8-11am, by donation, www.ncmassageconnection.org. See page 14. Skagit Valley Highland Games, Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon, all day, adults $13 daily, $18 weekend pass / students $10 daily, $14 weekend pass (discounts and group tickets available), www.CelticArts.org, 416-4934. See page 41.

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JULY 2013 Barkley Family Sing-Along (ages 8 and under),

Barkley Branch Library, 9-9:45am, 360-778-7200 (Bethany), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Sumas Book Club, Sumas Library, 9-10am, 360-305-3600. See page 12. 21st Annual Art by the Bay, Stanwood-Camano Community Fairgrounds, 10am-5pm, free, hinshawsartquest@yahoo.com or www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com. See page 37. Art 2 Jazz Street Fair, Downtown Blaine, 10am-4pm, free, vic@cityofblaine.com , www.blainechamber.com/events or 360-332-4544. See page 37. Friends Festival Used Book Sale, Everson Library, 10am-5pm, $3 a bag from 4-5pm, 360-305-3600. See page 14. Northwest Singles Club Coffee Hour (age 50+), Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 10am, 360-393-3982. Paper Cutting Art Workshop begins (1st of 2 days), Harmony Fields, 10am-3pm, $95 with $10 materials fee, 360-941-8196, info@hfproduce.com, www.hfproduce.com. See page 37. Ride the Library Float!, meet at Nooksack Valley Middle School, 10am, 360-305-3600. See page 43.

12th Annual Blaine Jazz Festival Art to Jazz Street Fair, G and H Street Plazas in Blaine,

11am-4pm, www.blainejazz.org. See page 7.

Bellingham Railway Museum Speeder Rides,

Orchard Place, 11am-4pm, $3 adults / $2 kids, bellinghamrailwaymuseum@gmail.com , www.bellinghamrailwaymuseum.org or 360-393-7540. See page 42. East 542 Music Festival, Deming Logging Show Grounds, tickets at www.542musicfest.com. See page 6.

Experience Reiki with various practitioners and students, Unity Church, 1095 Telegraph Rd., drop-in 1-5pm, by donation, 360-2243335, www.greentouch.net. See page 11.

Fairhaven Community Yoga Tea and Mindful Insights, Color Chiropractic, 1-2:30pm, by

loving donation, 360-922-0626, ColorChiropractic@gmail.com or www.ColorChiropractic.com. See page 10. Lego® Play (ages 5-10), Launching Success Learning Store, 1-2pm, drop-in, parents should stay nearby, free, 360-527-2641, www.launchingsuccess.com.

Multi-Author Reading for the 2nd Annual Steampunk Festival in Fairhaven, Village Books, 1-4pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Street Law at the Library (for adults), Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, 1-4pm, free, 360-778-7323.

Willow Basketry with Shannon Robertson,

Ferndale Library, 1-5pm, free, pre-register at www.wcls.org or call 360-305-3600. See page 11. Bellingham Dulcimer Club (BDC), Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1:30-3:30pm, 360-255-3410, sunsetjam@gmail.com or http://bellingham-dulcimer-club.blogspot.com. See page 7. Sunnyland Stomp 2013, Sunnyland Neighborhood of Bellingham, 2-9pm, free, www.sunnylandstomp.com. See page 43.

The Haynie Opry presents Southern Gospel matinee performance, Haynie Grange, 3pm,

$10, 360-366-3321, www.thehaynieopry.com. See page 7.

Bluegrass Bash Benefit, Windy Acres Farm,

4-9pm, free admission, 360-671-3509, animalsasnaturaltherapy@comcast.net or www.animalsasnaturaltherapy.org. See page 14.

Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland Presents “Celebrate Skagit: Dinner on the Farm,” Taylor Shellfish Farms, 5pm, $125, www.skagitonians.org. See page 14.

Concert at the Winery: The Holmes Shea Band, Vartanyan Estate Winery, 6pm, $7 cover, 21+, 360-756-6770, info@vewinery.com or www.vewinery.com. Prozac Mountain Boys (foot stompin’ fun), Old World Deli, 6:30-8:30pm, 360-738-2090, www.OldWorldDeli1.com.

Backstage at the Border: Jesse McRae with The Original Song Doctors, Christ Episcopal

Church Fellowship Hall in Blaine, 7-9pm, $7 donation, 360-927-9085, info@backstageattheborder.com or www.backstageattheborder. See page 7. Summer Contra Dancing in the Country, Glen Echo Hall, 7-10:30pm, $6-$10, 360-393-1312. See page 39.

The Haynie Opry presents a tribute to John Denver, Haynie Grange, 7pm, $20, 366-3321, www.thehaynieopry.com. See page 7.

Bellingham Festival of Music: Performance by Garrick Ohlsson (piano), WWU PAC Concert Hall, 7:30pm, general admission $25 / $33 / $45, students $12 / $15, 360-201-6621, www.bellinghamfestival.org. See page 5. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema: “Back to the Future,” music by the Devilly Brothers,

Fairhaven Village Green, 8pm, $5, www.FairhavenOutdoorCinema.com. See page 42. Improv at the Jansen Art Center, 8pm, $12, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 31. Mark du Fresne (blues), The Conway Muse, 8pm, $12, www.conwaymuse.com or 360-445-3000. Tango by the Bay with Tocato Tango (hosted by USA Dance Bellingham), Squalicum Yacht Club, 8-11pm, $10 general / $7 members, 360-734-5676, harpogram@comcast.net or www.bellinghamusadance.com. The Spencetet (classic jazz quartet), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-11pm, all ages, no cover, 360-715-3642, info@skylarkshiddencafe.com or www.skylarkshiddencafe.com. Live Music by Triple Shot, Skagit Valley Casino Resort, Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com. Salsa Dance Night, Cafe Rumba, 9pm-midnight, $3, rumbanorthwest@gmail.com , www.rumbanorthwest.com or 360-595-7369. See page 39.

21st Annual Art by the Bay, Stanwood-Camano Community Fairgrounds, 10am-5pm, free, hinshawsartquest@yahoo.com or www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com. See page 37. Becoming Your Potential Self Workshop, Mount Vernon CSL, 1-4pm, $20 or donation, 360-441-1195, Daimon4EFT@gmail.com , EFTSettings.com. See page 9.

The Met’s Production of Rossini’s “Armida,” Lincoln Theatre, 1pm, $16 adult / $14 senior / $12 students / $2 off for members, 360-3368955, www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 8.

Fiddlin’ Fox presents Sunny Sundays with Folichon (Cajun), Fairhaven Village Green, 2-5pm, free. See page 8.

Seasonal Garden Workshop: Critters in Your Garden, Hovander Park, 2pm, free, 360-676-

6736, http://whatcom.wsu.edu/. See page 12.

VB Reads … Motherhood by the Book: “Half

Broke Horses: A True Life Novel” by Jeannette Walls (author not attending), Village Books, 2pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Horseshoe Tourney and Potluck in the Park, Nooksack City Park, 3-7pm, $3 to qualify, free to attend, 360-966-3366. See page 43. Author Reads: “Her Boyfriend’s Bones: A Dinah Pelerin Mystery” by Jeanne Matthews, Village Books, 4pm, www.villagebooks.com or 360-671-2626. Bellingham Festival of Music: Performance by Festival Chamber Players, Bellingham Cruise Terminal Atrium, 4pm, general admission $25 / $33 / $45, students $12 / $15, 360-201-6621, www.bellinghamfestival.org. See page 5. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

SUNDAY 7/14/2013 Rogue River Tour & Cruise, departs Bellingham

Activity Center at 7:30am on July 14, returns on July 18, $925 dbl occ. / $1200 single ($250 deposit + $15 for non-members), 360-733-4030, www.wccoa.org. See page 9. Skagit Valley Highland Games, Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon, all day, adults $13 daily, $18 weekend pass / students $10 daily, $14 weekend pass (discounts and group tickets available), www.CelticArts.org, 360-416-4934. See page 41.

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JULY 2013 MONDAY 7/15/2013 Northwest Singles Club (age 50+) Weekly

Walk, meet at the top of Taylor Dock, 10am, 360-393-3982.

Bellingham Children’s Theatre July Summer Theatre Camp: Wutcraker Boot-Camp,

Bellingham Children’s Theatre, noon-5pm, $150, bhamchildrenstheatre@me.com , http://www.bellinghamchildrenstheatre.com or 360-734-9999. See page 40. An Introduction to Genealogy Series (part 4), Burlington Public Library Rotary Community Meeting Room, 1-3pm, free, 360-755-0760, blibrary@ci.burlington.wa.us or www.ci.burlington.wa.us. See page 9. Teen Game Night (ages 12-19), Lecture Room, Bellingham Central Public Library, 5:30-7:30pm, 360-778-7323 (Jennifer), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Intro to Pottery – Bowls Class begins (1st of

FIG Art Club Workshop, Whatcom Museum

End of Life Choices Advance Care Planning / Advance Directive Workshop, St. Luke’s

Bellingham Festival of Music Concert: Viola Section Chamber Music, Whatcom Museum

6), Jansen Art Center, 3-5:30pm, $160, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 37.

Community Health Center, 5:30-7pm, free, no registration required, 360-788-6526, waha.acp@hinet.org , www.whatcomalliance.org. See page 10. VB Writes ... Nonfiction Writing Group, Village Books Reading Gallery, 6:15-8:15pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Intro to Pottery – Cups & Mugs Class begins

(1st of 6), Jansen Art Center, 6:30-9pm, $165, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 37.

The Chuckanut Radio Hour with special guest Chris Bohjalian, Heiner Theater at Whatcom

7pm or 9pm, suggested donation $5-$10, belingham-circus-guild@googlegroups.com or www.bellinghamcircusguild.com. See page 43.

Community College, doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm, $5, www.villagebooks.com , www.brownpapertickets.com or 360-671-2626. See page 12. Zipper Dance, Firehouse Performing Arts Center in Fairhaven, 7:15-8:45pm, $5-$15 (pay what you can afford), zipperdancing@gmail.com , www.zipperdance.com or 231-631-2172. See page 39. MBT Summer Rep: “Almost, Maine,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 30. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

TUESDAY 7/16/2013

WEDNESDAY 7/17/2013

Anything About Apple! A Mac & Apple Product User Group, Blaine Library, 6:30-8pm, 360-305-3600. See page 16.

Cooking Class: Pie Crusts, Gretchen’s,

6:30-8:30pm, $30, 360-336-8747, www.gretchenskitchen.com. See page 32. Harmony Northwest Chorus Rehearsal, Mount Vernon Community Center, 7-9:30pm, free, www.harmonynorthwestchorus.org or 360-428-4186. See page 5.

Vaudevillingham! Fundraiser for the Bellingham Circus Guild, The Cirque Lab,

Summer Dance Camp – Pre-Ballet (ages 3-6)

begins (3 days), Jansen Art Center, 10am11am, $35, 360-354-3600, www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 39. Gentle Yoga Classes with Joani (5-week series) begins, Pacific Martial Arts, 10:30-11:30am, $65 for once a week / $85 for twice a week / $15 drop-in, www.yogawithJoani.com , yogawithjoani@yahoo.com or 360-656-6699. See page 11. Summer Dance Camp – Beginner (ages 7-9) begins (3 days), Jansen Art Center, 11am12:30pm, $50, info@jansenartcenter.org , www.jansenartcenter.org or 360-354-3600. See page 39.

Northwest Animals with the Northwest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (ages 6-10),

Lecture Room at the Central Bellingham Library, 1:30-2:30pm, pre-registration required at 360-778-7200 (Bethany), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Genealogy Assistance (for adults), Bellingham

Central Library Genealogy Alcove, 10am-2pm, free, 360-778-7323. Bellingham Farmers Market, Fairhaven Village Green, noon-5pm, music by Matney Cook / Holly Swanson, free, 360-647-2060, www.bellinghamfarmers.org. See page 5.

Newcomers Club of Whatcom County Monthly Luncheon (featuring Troy Smith of

Mount Baker Distillery), noon-2:15pm, $16 for lunch, reservations required at 360-933-4669, information@whatcomnewcomers.org or www.whatcomnewcomers.org. See page 16.

VB Reads ... Engaged Citizens Book Group:

“Just How Stupid Are We? Facing the Truth About the American Voter” by Rick Shenkman (author not attending), Village Books, noon-1:30pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Lightcatcher Building FIG, 1:30-3:30pm, regular admission rates plus $7 / $5 Museum members, figinfo@cob.org. See page 43.

Old City Hall, 2pm, free, www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 6. One-on-One Tech Coaching Session (basic computer, Internet, and downloading skills for adults), Bellingham Central Library Lecture or Conference Room, 2-4pm, free, 360-778-7200, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Play Games at the Library (ages 6-12, parents welcome), Lecture Room at the Central Bellingham Library, 2-4pm, 360-778-7200 (Bethany), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Artist Presentation: Behind The Brush – Artists of Bellingham, Fourth Corner Frames

& Gallery, 4:30-6pm, free, 360-734-1340, framr4u@aol.com. See page 36. Open House at Color Chiropractic, 5-7pm, free, ColorChiropractic@gmail.com , www.ColorChiropractic.com or 360-922-0626. See page 11.

9th Annual Downtown Sounds Summer Concert Series featuring Acorn Project with

Galapagos, Bay Street in Bellingham, 5:309:30pm, free, 360-527-8710, www.downtownbham.wordpress.com. (pg. 6) Guided Meditation Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30-6:30pm, $5, 360-6477134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com or www.simplyspiritcenter.com.

Functional & Sculptural Hand Building in Clay Class begins (1st of 6), Jansen Art Center,

6:30-9pm, $165, info@jansenartcenter.org , www.jansenartcenter.org or 360-354-3600. See page 37. Author Reads: “The Lost Art of Finding Our Way” by John Huth, Village Books, 7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Awaken the Spontaneity Within Workshop,

Improv Playworks, 7-9pm, free, 360-756-0756, www.improvplayworks.com. See page 9.

Bellingham Festival of Music: Performance by Pepe Romero (guitar), WWU PAC Concert Hall, 7:30pm, general admission $25 / $33 / $45, students $12 / $15, 360-201-6621, www.bellinghamfestival.org. See page 5.

MBT Summer Rep: “Steel Magnolias,”

7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (plus applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com/events or tickets@mountbakertheatre.com. See page 30. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

THURSDAY 7/18/2013 Lynden Friends Book Sale, Lynden Public

Library, 10am-5pm, 360-305-3600. See page 14. Play with Science! (ages 8+), Launching Success Learning Store, 1-2pm, free, pre-registration required, 360-527-2641, www.launchingsuccess.com. FIG Art Club Workshop, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building FIG, 1:30-3:30pm, regular admission rates plus $7 / $5 Museum members, figinfo@cob.org. See page 43. Summer Movie Matinee (all ages welcome), Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, call for title, 2pm, free, 360-778-7200, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

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JULY 2013 Intro to Pottery – Cups & Mugs Class begins

(1st of 6), Jansen Art Center, 3-5:30pm, $165, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 37. Whatcom Museum History Cruise, Squalicum Harbor, arrive by 5pm, $35 / $30 Museum members, group discounts available for 8 or more, tickets at 360-778-8963 or www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 13. Paul Klein, Jansen Art Center’s Firehall Cafe, 5:30-7:30pm, no cover, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 6. VB Writes ... Poetry Writing Group, Village Books Mezzanine, 5:30-7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Author Reads: “The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results” by Jay Papasan, Mount Baker Theatre, 6-8:30pm, free, pre-register at www.theonething.eventbrite.com. See page 12. Concert in the Park featuring Amber Darland, Elizabeth Park, 6-8pm, free, donations welcome, www.cob.org/parks, www.theeldridgesociety.org. Third Thursday Local Music Series: Charlie Baker and Larry O’Connor, Community Food Co-op Deli, 6-8pm, free, 360-734-8158, www.communityfood.coop. See page 8. Intro to Pottery – Bowls Class begins (1st of 6), Jansen Art Center, 6:30-9pm, $160, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 37.

Middle Eastern Dance: Learn Basic Dance

moves with Judy Peterson and Samantha Riggs, Ferndale Library, 7-8:30pm, free, pre-register at www.wcls.org or call 360-305-3600. See page 40.

”The Merry Wives of Windsor,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, Rexville-Blackrock

How to Solder Workshop, Jansen Art Center,

11am-4pm, $55, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.com or www.jansenartcenter.com. See page 37. Toshokan! Cosplay @ your Library (ages 12-20s), Lecture Room, Bellingham Central Public Library and the lawn, 4-6pm, 360-778-7323 (Jennifer), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Friday Ferry Farewell Sailing, Community Boating Center, 5:30-7:30pm, free (donations appreciated), advance registration required at 360-714-8891, www.boatingcenter.org. See page 13. Family Story Night (ages 6 to adult) with the Bellingham Storytellers Guild, Fairhaven Library Fireplace Room, 6-8pm, free, 360-778-7188, bhamstoryguild@comcast.net. Farm Tunes Concert Series: The Catkins, BelleWood Acres & Distilling, 6pm, free, 360-318-7720, info@bellewoodfarms.com or www.bellewoodfarms.com. See page 6-7. John Dennis (acoustic guitar), Jansen Art Center’s Firehall Cafe, 6:30-8pm, no cover, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 5. Author Reads: “Madrona Grove: Poems Written Under the Canopy” by Shannon P. Laws, Village Books, 7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Bellingham Youth Jazz Band Summer Concert (with Swing Dance), Bellingham Activity Center, 7pm, free, 360-676-5750, markelly@oz.net , www.jazzproject.org. (pg. 8)

Dances of Universal Peace: Meditation in Movement and Song, Center for Spiritual

Living, 7-9pm, $5-$10 donation, 360-7335745 or www.seattledup.org/bellingham.htm.

”Hamlet,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival,

Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7-9:30pm, $12 / $10 with student ID, 206-317-3023, www.shakesnw.org. See page 32. 3rd Annual Sizzling Summer Spectacular, Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 7:30pm, $10, 360-354-4425, clairevgtheatre@gmail.com or www.clairevgtheatre.com. See page 32. Kory Quinn & The Comrades (Americana / folk / folk rock), The Conway Muse, 7:30pm, no cover, 360-445-3000, www.conwaymuse.com. MBT Summer Rep: “Almost, Maine,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 30. Swing, Latin, Ballroom Dance Party, Bellingham Dance Company, 7:30-10pm, $7 general / $5 students, seniors, military, www.bellinghamdancecompany.com or 360-224-4082. See page 39. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org. Comedians Tom Papa & Rodney Sherwood, Skagit Valley Casino Pacific Showroom, 8pm, preferred seating $27 / $24 with Rewards Card, standard seating $23 / $20 with Rewards Card, www.theskagit.com. See page 16. Fritz & the Freeloaders, Honey Moon, 8pm, no cover, contact@honeymoonmead.net or 360-734-0728.

Kim Bowman (Jazz Vocals) with the Paul Sorensen Quartet, Fireside Martini Bar,

8-11pm, no cover, 360-738-1000, sorensen89@gmail.com. Telefon (casual jazz trio), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-11pm, no cover, 360-715-3642, www.skylarkshiddencafe.com.

Amphitheatre, 7-9:30pm, $12 / $10 with student ID, 206-317-3023, www.shakesnw.org. See page 32. Fourth Corner Folk Dancing, Fairhaven Library, 7:15-10pm, $5 suggested donation (first time visitors and students free), 360-380-0456. See page 39. MBT Summer Rep: “Art,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 30.

Muse Bird Cafe with Jaspar Lepak, Janelle Loes & Rebecca Cohen (jazz, pop, folk), The

Conway Muse, 7:30pm, $8, 360-445-3000, www.conwaymuse.com. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org. Jazz Open Mic (solo guitar and vocals), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-11pm, all ages, no cover, 360-715-3642, info@skylarkshiddencafe.com or www.skylarkshiddencafe.com.

FRIDAY 7/19/2013 Diablo Dam & Lake Cruise, departs Bellingham

Activity Center at 8:30am, returns at 5:30pm, $89.99 (additional $10 non-members), 360-733-4030, www.wccoa.org. See page 9. Lynden Friends Book Sale, Lynden Public Library, 10am-5pm, 360-305-3600. See pg. 14. Gentle Yoga Classes with Joani (5-week series) begins, Pacific Martial Arts, 10:30-11:30am, $65 for once a week / $85 for twice a week / $15 drop-in, www.yogawithJoani.com , yogawithjoani@yahoo.com or 360-656-6699. See page 11. NEW: Submit your event info online at www.ennw.info/submit-an-event/. Thank you!

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JULY 2013 Tommy Castro and The Painkillers, The

Conway Muse, 8-11pm, $25, 360-424-8182, willbardproductions@gmail.com or www.conwaymuse.com. See page 8. Music & Dancing with DJ Boombox, Skagit Valley Casino Resort, Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SATURDAY 7/20/2013 Barkley Family Sing-Along (ages 8 and under), Barkley Branch Library, 9-9:45am, 360-778-7200 (Bethany), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Beach Walk! Dig For Hidden Treasure (all

ages), Lummi Island Public Beach across from the cafe, 9-10:30am, 360-305-3600. See page 16. Fall Vegetable Gardening Class, Garden Spot Nursery, 9-10am, free, 360-676-5480, erin@garden-spot.com , www.garden-spot.com. See page 12.

10th Annual Skagit Artists Together Studio Tour, Skagit County, 10am-6pm, free,

skagitartiststogether@yahoo.com , 360-4664778, www.skagitart.com. See page 33.

Collage to the Rescue! Workshop by Nancy Grigsby, Jansen Art Center, 10am-4pm, $75

(register by July 15), sue@jansenartcenter.org , 360-354-3600, www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 37. Lynden Friends Book Sale, Lynden Public Library, 10am-5pm, 360-305-3600. See pg. 14. Northwest Singles Club Coffee Hour (age 50+), Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 10am, 360-393-3982. Open Artist’s Studio: Sculptor Gary Armstrong, Camp 1 Studio, 10am-6pm, free, 360-5952213, gary@artofarmstrong.us. See page 37. Play Lab (for families with children 3 and up), Central Bellingham Library Lawn, 10am-2pm, 360-778-7200 (Bethany), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Bellingham Railway Museum Speeder Rides, Orchard Place, 11am-4pm, $3 adults / $2 kids, bellinghamrailwaymuseum@gmail.com , www.bellinghamrailwaymuseum.org or 360-393-7540. See page 42. Bellingham Youth Jazz Band Summer Concert, Lynden Raspberry Festival, 11am, free, 360-676-5750, markelly@oz.net , www.jazzproject.org. See page 8. Monthly Fly Day, Heritage Flight Museum, $5, noon-4pm, 360-733-4422, http://www. heritageflight.org/content/visit/fly-days/. See page 13.

Movie Showing & Discussion: Writers in the

Limelight featuring on-screen author talk & interview with Tim O’Brien (“The Things They Carried”) (author not attending), Pickford Film Center’s Limelight Cinema, noon, $5, tickets available through the Pickford or Village Books, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Intro to Yoga Workshop, 3 Oms Yoga, 12:30-3:30pm, $40, pre-register by July 13 at 360-820-4784, www.3omsyoga.com. See page 11.

Fairhaven Community Yoga Tea and Mindful Insights, Color Chiropractic, 1-2:30pm, by

loving donation, 360-922-0626, ColorChiropractic@gmail.com or www.ColorChiropractic.com. See page 10. Ferry Boat Contra Dance Party, Anacortes Ferry Terminal, 1-6pm, $15 in advance, 360-676-1554, dance@januscom.com or www.bellinghamcountrydance.org. See page 40.

Film and Food Series: “Julie and Julia,”

Lincoln Theatre, at 1pm, $10 film only / $40 film and cooking class, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 15. Lego® Creator’s Club (grades 3-5), Ferndale Library, 3-5pm, free, 360-305-3600. See page 44.

Live Musical Performance: “Ashmore’s Store” by Michael Koppy, Village Books, 4pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

2nd Annual Whatcom Old Settlers Association Auction Night, Ferndale Boys &

Girls Club, 5:30pm, $25 per person (1 drink and heavy hors d’oeuvres), 360-224-8128, www.whatcomoldsettlers.com. See page 14. Concert at the Winery: The Dagwoods, Vartanyan Estate Winery, 6pm, $7 cover, 21+, 360-756-6770, info@vewinery.com or www.vewinery.com. Chuck Dingee (classic & folk rock), Old World Deli, 6:30-8:30pm, 360-738-2090, www.OldWorldDeli1.com. Michael Gonzalez (acoustic guitar, folk & indie music), Jansen Art Center’s Firehall Cafe, 6:30-8pm, no cover, info@jansenartcenter.org , www.jansenartcenter.org or 360-354-3600. See page 5. Fossils with Dave Morgan (grade 3-adult), North Fork Library, 7-9pm, free, 360-305-3600. See page 13. ”The Merry Wives of Windsor,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7-9:30pm, $12 / $10 with student ID, 206-317-3023, www.shakesnw.org. See page 32. 3rd Annual Sizzling Summer Spectacular, Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 7:30-9:30pm, $10, 360-354-4425, clairevgtheatre@gmail.com or www.clairevgtheatre.com. See page 32. MBT Summer Rep: “Steel Magnolias,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 30. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org. Comedians Tom Papa & Rodney Sherwood, Skagit Valley Casino Pacific Showroom, 8pm, preferred seating $27 / $24 with Rewards Card, standard seating $23 / $20 with Rewards Card, www.theskagit.com. See page 16.

Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema: “Pitch Perfect,” music by Strangely & Jeremiah, Fairhaven Village Green, 8pm, $5, www.FairhavenOutdoorCinema.com. See page 42.

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Entertainment News Northwest ~ July 2013

Nuages (Django-inspired instrumental jazz trio),

Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-11pm, all ages, no cover, info@skylarkshiddencafe.com , www.skylarkshiddencafe.com , 360-715-3642. Scott Cossu Trio, The Conway Muse, 8-10:30pm, $10, 360-424-8182, willbardproductions@gmail.com or www.conwaymuse.com. See page 8. Tango Experience, Presence Dance Studio, 8-11:30pm, $10 / $7 students, 360-708-8076, secure@cnw.com. See page 40. Comedian Rip Michaels, Lakeway Inn, 9-11pm, $10, www.facebook.com/comedynite. See page 32. Live Music by 80’s Invasion, Skagit Valley Casino Resort, Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com. Salsa Dance Night, Cafe Rumba, 9pm-midnight, $3, rumbanorthwest@gmail.com , www.rumbanorthwest.com or 360-595-7369. See page 39.

SUNDAY 7/21/2013 10th Annual Skagit Artists Together Studio Tour, Skagit County, 10am-6pm, free,

skagitartiststogether@yahoo.com , 360-4664778, www.skagitart.com. See page 33. Open Artist’s Studio: Sculptor Gary Armstrong, Camp 1 Studio, 10am-6pm, free, 360-5952213, gary@artofarmstrong.us. See page 37. Fold Form Bracelet Workshop, Jansen Art Center, 11am-4pm, $65, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.com or www.jansenartcenter.com. See page 37. Socrates Cafe, Village Books, 11:30am-1pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Southfork Summerfest, Josh Vander Yacht Memorial Park, 12:30-9pm, free, 360-5922297, goodbuy@everybodys.com. See page 44. 1st Annual Whatcom Wine and Spirits Fest, Bellewood Acres, 1-6pm, $20 in advance / $25 at the door, 360-318-7720, erin@sconnect.org , www.sustainableconnections.org. See page 14. Core Feelings Workshop, Mount Vernon Center for Spiritual Living, 1-5pm, $20 or by donation, 360-441-1195, Daimon@SettingsWork.com or www.settingswork.com. See page 9.

Relief Printmaking Workshop with Ben Moreau, Anchor Art Space, 1-5pm, $50, info@anchorartspace.org or www.anchorartspace.org. See page 38.

The Met’s Production of Verdi’s “La Traviata,” Lincoln Theatre, 1pm, $16 adult / $14 senior / $12 students / $2 off for members, 360-3368955, www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 8.

Fiddlin’ Fox presents Sunny Sundays with Alma Villegas (Latin beat), Fairhaven Village Green, 2-5pm, free. See page 8.

”Hamlet,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival,

Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 2pm, $12 / $10 with student ID, 206-317-3023, www.shakesnw.org. See page 32. MBT Summer Rep: “Art,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 3pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org. Bellingham Festival of Music: Performance by Heidi Grant Murphy and Katie van Kooten (sopranos) and Frederica von Stade (mezzosoprano), Mount Baker Theatre, 7:30pm, general admission $25 / $33 / $45, students $12 / $15, 360-201-6621, www.bellinghamfestival.org. See page 5.

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JULY 2013 MONDAY 7/22/2013 The Art of Drawing & Painting with Trisha (1st of 2 days), Jansen Art Center, 9:30am12:30pm, $60 + $15 materials fee, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.com or www.jansenartcenter.com. See page 37.

Disney’s The Jungle Book: Kids Summer Acting Camp (2-week camp begins), Cascade

Business Park, 10am-2pm, 1st child $175 / 2nd child $150 / 3rd child $125, 360-354-1912, thies1736@comcast.net or www.nwtg.org. See page 41. Northwest Singles Club (age 50+) Weekly Walk, meet at the top of Taylor Dock, 10am, 360-393-3982.

Bellingham Children’s Theatre July Summer Theatre Camp: “Sprinkle Park: the Musical,” Bellingham Children’s Theatre, noon-5pm, $150, bhamchildrenstheatre@me.com , http://www.bellinghamchildrenstheatre.com or 360-734-9999. See page 40. Native American Ancestry, Burlington Public Library, 1-3pm, free, 360-755-0760, blibrary@ci.burlington.wa.us or http://www.ci.burlington.wa.us. See page 9. Harmony Northwest Chorus Rehearsal, Mount Vernon Community Center, 7-9:30pm, free, www.harmonynorthwestchorus.org or 360-428-4186. See page 5.

TUESDAY 7/23/2013 The Peak of Vancouver at Grouse Mountain, departs Bellingham Activity Center at 8am, returns at 5pm, $73 (additional $10 for non-members), 360-733-4030, www.wccoa.org. See page 9.

Ceramics – Tile Art-Kids (1st of 4 days), Jansen

Art Center, 10am-noon, $145, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.com or www.jansenartcenter.com. See page 37. One-on-One Tech Coaching Session (basic computer, Internet, and downloading skills for adults), Bellingham Central Library Lecture or Conference Room, 11am-1pm, free, 360-7787200, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

End of Life Choices Advance Care Planning / Advance Directive Workshop, WAHA Office, 4:30-6:30pm, free, no registration required, 360-788-6526, waha.acp@hinet.org , www.whatcomalliance.org. See page 10.

VB Writes ... Spec Fiction / Sci Fi Writing Group, Village Books Mezzanine, 6-8pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Bellingham Reads: “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan, Bellingham Central Library Dodson Room, 6:30-7:30pm, free, 360-778-7323 (Suzanne). See page 12.

Bellingham Threshold Singers Choir Rehearsal, Jerns Funeral Chapel, 6:30-8:30pm,

free, info@bellinghamthresholdsingers.org , www.bellinghamthresholdsingers.org or 360-927-4384. See page 16. Zipper Dance, Firehouse Performing Arts Center in Fairhaven, 7:15-8:45pm, $5-$15 (pay what you can afford), zipperdancing@gmail.com , www.zipperdance.com or 231-631-2172. See page 39. MBT Summer Rep: “Steel Magnolias,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 30. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

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WEDNESDAY 7/24/2013 Genealogy Assistance (for adults), Bellingham

Central Library Genealogy Alcove, 10am-2pm, free, 360-778-7323. 2nd Annual Taylor Shellfish-tival, Taylor Shellfish Farms, 11am-4pm, free, www.taylorshellfish.com. See page 44. Bellingham City Club Lunch Meeting, Northwood Hall, noon-1:30pm, $13 members / $18 non-members in advance, $15 members / $20 non-members at door (if available), info@bellinghamcityclub.org or www.bellinghamcityclub.org. See page 16. Bellingham Farmers Market, Fairhaven Village Green, noon-5pm, music by Misty Flowers / Lucas Hicks, free, 360-647-2060, www.bellinghamfarmers.org. See page 5. Tile Art for Kids (2-day workshop begins), Jansen Art Center, 1-2:30pm, $125 + $20 materials fee, info@jansenartcenter.com , 360-354-3600, www.jansenartcenter.com. See page 37. FIG Art Club Workshop, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building FIG, 1:30-3:30pm, regular admission rates plus $7 / $5 Museum members, figinfo@cob.org. See page 43.

Artist Presentation: Behind The Brush – Artists of Bellingham, Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 4:30-6pm, free, 360-734-1340, framr4u@aol.com. See page 36.

9th Annual Downtown Sounds Summer Concert Series featuring Polyrhythmics with

The Fabulous Party Boys, Bay Street in Bellingham, 5:30-9:30pm, free, 360-527-8710, www.downtownbham.wordpress.com. See page 6.

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JULY 2013 Healing Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30-6:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134, www.simplyspiritcenter.com.

Ria Peth Vanderpool (jazz, broadway, folk,

grades 8+), Everson Library, 7-8:30pm, free, 360-305-3600. See page 12. MBT Summer Rep: “Art,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080. See page 30. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

country), The Conway Muse, 7:30pm, no cover, 360-445-3000, www.conwaymuse.com. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org. Chad Petersen & Friends (casual jazz with vocals), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-10pm, no cover, info@skylarkshiddencafe.com , 360-7153642, www.skylarkshiddencafe.com. Open Mic Karaoke with Rocky & Kristine, Skagit Valley Casino, Winners Lounge, 8pm-midnight, free, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

THURSDAY 7/25/2013

FRIDAY 7/26/2013

Get Started Writing Your Memoir with Sara Geballe of Memoir Crafters (for adults,

Singer, Storyteller Courtney Campbell (ages

4-11), Lynden Public Library, 10:30-11:30am, 360-305-3600 (Tina), free. See page 44. Old Settlers Picnic, Pioneer Park, noon, free general admission, 360-224-8128, WhatcomOldSettlers@gmail.com or www.whatcomoldsettlers.com. See page 44.

Master Class with Premier Ballerina Tennille Carver, A Gift of Dance, 1-5pm, $50,

360-318-3511, admin@agiftofdance.org or www.agiftofdance.org. Play with Science! (ages 8+), Launching Success Learning Store, 1-2pm, free, pre-registration required, www.launchingsuccess.com or 360-527-2641. FIG Art Club Workshop, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building FIG, 1:30-3:30pm, regular admission rates plus $7 / $5 Museum members, figinfo@cob.org. See page 43. Summer Movie Matinee (all ages welcome), Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, call for title, 2pm, free, 360-778-7200, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Ruvara Marimba African Dance Music, Boundary Bay Brewery Beer Garden, 5-7:30pm, no cover, 360-647-5593, nancy@ruvara.org or www.ruvara.org. See page 8. Whatcom Museum History Cruise, Squalicum Harbor, arrive by 5pm, $35 / $30 Museum members, group discounts available for 8 or more, tickets at 360-778-8963 or www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 13. Steve Rudy, Jansen Art Center’s Firehall Cafe, 5:30-7:30pm, no cover, info@jansenartcenter. org , 360-354-3600, www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 6.

Concert in the Park featuring What the Chelm, Elizabeth Park, 6-8pm, free, donations

welcome, www.theeldridgesociety.org. VB Writes ... Fiction Writing Group, Village Books Reading Gallery, 6-8pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. ”Hamlet,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7-9:30pm, $12 / $10 with student ID, 206-317-3023, www.shakesnw.org. See page 32. Fourth Corner Folk Dancing, Fairhaven Library, 7:15-10pm, $5 suggested donation (first time visitors and students free), 360-380-0456. See page 39.

Marrowstone Music Festival: Faculty Chamber Concert, WWU Performing Arts

Center, 7:30pm, $21 general / $15 students and seniors, 650-6146, www.tickets.wwu.edu. See page 4. MBT Summer Rep: “Almost, Maine,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 30.

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Volunteers needed for Fifth Annual Project Homeless Connect, Whatcom County, all day, 360-734-3055, AbbyL@whatcomvolunteer.org or www.whatcomvolunteer.org. See page 16.

End of Life Choices Advance Care Planning / Advance Directive Workshop (Resource Table

at Project Homeless Connect), Bellingham High School, 10am-4pm, free, no registration required, 360-788-6526, waha.acp@hinet.org or www.whatcomalliance.org. See page 10. 45th Annual Children’s Craft Fair, Bellingham Central Library Lawn, 11am-1pm, free admission, children 13 and under may pre-register for a booth by July 23, all items $4 or less, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Old Settlers Picnic, Pioneer Park, noon, free general admission/ Friday night entertainment $10 advance & $15 at the door, 360-224-8128, WhatcomOldSettlers@gmail.com or www.whatcomoldsettlers.com. See page 44.

Bayview Cemetery Tours: “Immigrants: Our Foreign Roots,” Veterans’ Memorial, free, reservations required at 360-778-7150. See page 13.

Bellingham Youth Jazz Band Summer Concert,

Boundary Bay Beer Garden, 5:30pm, free, 360-676-5750, markelly@oz.net , www.jazzproject.org. See page 8. Friday Ferry Farewell Sailing, Community Boating Center, 5:30-7:30pm, free (donations appreciated), advance registration required at 360-714-8891, www.boatingcenter.org. See page 13. Farm Tunes Concert Series, BelleWood Acres & Distilling, 6pm, free, info@bellewoodfarms.com , 360-318-7720, www.bellewoodfarms.com. See page 6-7.

Nordic Movie Night: “A Somewhat Gentle Man,” Norway Hall, 7pm, free (donations accepted), bellinghamson@gmail.com or www.wergelandlodge.com. See page 15.

Storytelling with Rosemary Vohs: Once Upon a Time in the Garden, Hovander Homestead

Park, Children’s Story Garden, 7-8pm, free, 360676-6736, childrensstorygarden@yahoo.com. See page 44.

”The Merry Wives of Windsor,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, Rexville-Blackrock

Amphitheatre, 7-9:30pm, $12 / $10 with student ID, 206-317-3023, www.shakesnw.org. See page 32. Gregory Rawlins (vocals / guitar), The Conway Muse, 7:30pm, no cover, 360-445-3000, www.conwaymuse.com. MBT Summer Rep: “Steel Magnolias,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 30.

Entertainment News Northwest ~ July 2013

Swing, Latin, Ballroom Dance Party,

Bellingham Dance Company, 7:30-10pm, $7 general / $5 students, seniors, military, 360-224-4082. See page 39. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org. The Fire Inside (Celtic music in the Renaissance Room), The Conway Muse, 8pm, $8, 360-445-3000, www.conwaymuse.com. The Sonja Lee Band (classic jazz & R&B vocals), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-11pm, no cover, 360-715-3642 info@skylarkshiddencafe.com or www.skylarkshiddencafe.com. Music & Dancing with DJ Boombox, Skagit Valley Casino Resort, Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448.

SATURDAY 7/27/2013 Barkley Family Sing-Along (ages 8 and under), Barkley Branch Library, 9-9:45am, 360-778-7200 (Bethany), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Bell Air R/C Flyers War Birds Over Whatcom,

3004 S. Red River Rd., 9:30am-4:30pm, free, Food Bank donations appreciated, www.bellairrcflyers.com. See page 44. DoubleDay Ride to Defeat ALS, Mount Vernon High School, 9:45am, $40-$70, 425-656-1650, robin@alsa-ec.org, www.alsa.org. See page 14. 17th Annual Samish Island Arts Festival, Samish Island Community Center, 10am-5pm, free, 360-757-8771, www.samishisland,net , artsfestival@samishisland.net. See page 38. Artists on the Patio, DragonFrog Gallery, 4131 Hannegan Rd., #101, 10am-4pm, free, 360-739-5314, debj@dragonfroggifts.com or www.dragonfroggifts.com. See page 38. Ceramics – Tile Art-Adults (1st of 4 days), Jansen Art Center, 10am-noon, $145, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.com or www.jansenartcenter.com. See page 37. Deming Book Club (“The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini), Deming Library, 10am-noon, 360-305-3600.

”From Trash to Treasure: Found Objects with Acrylic Painting” (2-day workshop begins),

Dakota Art Store, 10am-4:30pm, $150 (register by July 20), bellingham@dakotaartstores.com , 360-676-8918, www.nmgrigsbystudios.com. See page 38. Mind, Body, Spirit Fair, Center for Spiritual Living Bellingham, 10am-4pm, $5 admission, www.csl-bellingham.org. See page 11. Northwest Singles Club Coffee Hour (age 50+), Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 10am, 360-393-3982. Bellingham Youth Jazz Band Summer Concert, Barkley Village Gazebo, 10:30am, free, 360-676-5750, markelly@oz.net , www.jazzproject.org. See page 8. BBQ Lunch and Bake Sale, Ferndale Senior Activity Center, 11am-3pm, 360-384-6244. See page 44. Bellingham Railway Museum Speeder Rides, Orchard Place, 11am-4pm, $3 adults / $2 kids, www.bellinghamrailwaymuseum.org or 360-393-7540. See page 42. Glen Echo School Reunion (and Potluck), Glen Echo Community Building, 11:30am-1:30pm, free, www.glenechocommunityclub.org or 360-733-9419. See page 44. Bite of Skagit, Downtown Mount Vernon, noon-4pm, free admission, 800-696-8830, slanahan@northcoastcu.com or www.biteofskagit.org. See page 14.

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JULY 2013 Old Settlers Picnic and Grand Parade, Pioneer Park, noon, free general admission, 360-2248128, WhatcomOldSettlers@gmail.com or www.whatcomoldsettlers.com. See page 44.

Fairhaven Community Yoga Tea and Mindful Insights, Color Chiropractic, 1-2:30pm, by loving donation, 360-922-0626, ColorChiropractic@gmail.com or www.ColorChiropractic.com. See page 10.

”Hamlet” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival,

Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 1pm, $12 / $10 with student ID, 206-317-3023, www.shakesnw.org. See page 32. Street Law at the Library (for adults), Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, 1-4pm, free, 360-778-7323. Swing Connection and Pakawalops Concert, Whatcom County Old Settler’s Picnic, Pioneer Park Grandstand, 1:30-4:30pm, free, 360-714-0054.

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents “Robinson Crusoe,” Mount Baker Theatre,

3pm & 7pm, $10 adults / $6 youth and seniors, 734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 44.

Anacortes Arts Festival Arts at the Port Opening, Port of Anacortes Transit Shed, 6pm, free, www.anacortesartsfestival.com. See page 34. Concert at the Winery: Rose Laughlin, Vartanyan Estate Winery, 6pm, $7 cover, 21+, 360-756-6770, info@vewinery.com or www.vewinery.com. The Original Song Doctors (you’ll just feel better), Old World Deli, 6:30-8:30pm, 360-738-2090, www.OldWorldDeli1.com.

Spiritus Mundi: 3 Apocalyptic Parables

SUNDAY 7/28/2013 DoubleDay Ride to Defeat ALS, Mount Vernon High School, 8am-2pm, $40-$70, 425-6561650, robin@alsa-ec.org, www.alsa.org. See page 14.

Bell Air R/C Flyers War Birds Over Whatcom,

3004 S. Red River Rd., 9:30am-4:30pm, free, Food Bank donations appreciated, www.bellairrcflyers.com. See page 44. 5th Annual Paws n Claws Pet Expo, Bloedel Donovan Park, 10am-4pm, free, 360-6717445, pawsandclaws2013@hotmail.com or www.alternativehumanesociety.com. See page 15. Community Garage Sale, Bloedel Donovan Park, 10am-4pm, $20 per table for used items, $35 for arts/crafts, free admission, 360-6717445, ahsgaragesale2013@gmail.com. See page 16. 16th Annual Co-op Community Party, Maritime Heritage Park, noon-5:30pm, free, 360-734-8158, karlm@communityfood.coop or www.communityfood.coop. See page 13.

Exhibition Opening: “Nature in the Balance: Artists Interpreting Climate Change,”

Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher, noon, regular admission rates, www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 38.

Exhibition Opening: “Treasures from the Trunk: The Story of J.J. Donovan,” Whatcom

Museum Old City Hall, noon, regular admission rates, www.whatcommuseum.org. See pg. 38. Old Settlers Picnic, Pioneer Park, noon-4pm, free general admission, 360-224-8128, WhatcomOldSettlers@gmail.com or www.whatcomoldsettlers.com. See page 44.

7th Annual Brewers by the Bay (microbrew

tasting), Depot Market Square, 1-5pm, $25 advance / $30 at the door, Steve.Brummel@wwu.edu , 360-650-7758, www.BellinghamBayRotary.com. See page 15. Core Feelings Workshop, Bellingham Center for Spiritual Living, 1-5pm, $20 or by donation, 360-441-1195, Daimon@SettingsWork.com or www.settingswork.com. See page 9.

J.J. Donovan History Ride with everybodyBIKE, meet at Fairhaven Village

Green at 1pm, (free); lecture by Brian Griffin at Whatcom Museum Old City Hall at 3pm ($8), www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 13.

The Met’s Production of Bizet’s “Carmen,”

Lincoln Theatre, 1pm, $16 adult / $14 senior / $12 students / $2 off for members, 360-3368955, www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 9.

Fiddlin’ Fox presents Sunny Sundays with Balkanarama (Gypsy Balkan), Fairhaven Village Green, 2-5pm, free. See page 8.

Seasonal Garden Workshop: Growing Garlic and Shallots, Hovander Park, 2pm, free, 360-676-6736, http://whatcom.wsu.edu/. See page 12.

Marrowstone Music Festival: Student Concert, WWU Performing Arts Center, 3pm, $21 general / $15 students and seniors, 360-6506146, www.tickets.wwu.edu. See page 4. MBT Summer Rep: “Almost, Maine,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 3pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 30. Celebration of a Life: Tina Klix (potluck), Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 5pm, free, 360-676-4114. See page 16.

(One-Act Play Reading) by Michael Wallace, Zumba Studio, 7-9:30pm, free, 360-647-2299. See page 32. ”A Tribute to Dave Brubeck,” Jansen Art Center, 7:30-9pm, $10, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 9.

Marrowstone Music Festival: Student Concert, WWU Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm, $21 general / $15 students and seniors, 360-6506146, www.tickets.wwu.edu. See page 4. MBT Summer Rep: “Art,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 30. Saturday Club Dance, Bellingham Dance Company, 7:30-10pm, $7 general / $5 students, seniors and military, 360-224-4082, www.bellinghamdancecompany.com. See page 40. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org. Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema: “Brave,” music by Amber Darland, Fairhaven Village Green, 8pm, $5, www.FairhavenOutdoorCinema.com. See page 42. The Julianne Thoma Quartet (classic jazz vocals), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-11pm, no cover, all ages, 360-715-3642, info@skylarkshiddencafe.com or www.skylarkshiddencafe.com. Live Music by The Hitmen, Skagit Valley Casino Resort, Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com. Salsa Dance Night, Cafe Rumba, 9pm-midnight, $3, 360-595-7369, rumbanorthwest@gmail. com or www.rumbanorthwest.com. See pg. 39.

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JULY 2013 Auditions: “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7-9pm, free, bellinghamtheatreguild@yahoo.com , 360-733-1811. See page 32. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

MONDAY 7/29/2013 The Art of Clay-Kids Workshop (1st of 2-days), Jansen Art Center, 9:30am-12:30pm, $75, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.com or www.jansenartcenter.com. See page 37. Northwest Singles Club (age 50+) Weekly Walk, meet at the top of Taylor Dock, 10am, 360-393-3982.

Bellingham Children’s Theatre July Summer Theatre Camp: “Wozard of Iz,” Bellingham

Children’s Theatre, noon-5pm, $150, 360734-9999, bhamchildrenstheatre@me.com or http://www.bellinghamchildrenstheatre.com. See page 40. Hispanic/Latino Genealogy Research, Burlington Public Library Rotary Community Meeting Room, 1-3pm, free, 360-755-0760, blibrary@ci.burlington.wa.us or www.ci.burlington.wa.us. See page 9. The Art of Clay-Kids Workshop (1st of 2-days), Jansen Art Center, 1:30-4:30pm, $75, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.com or www.jansenartcenter.com. See page 37. Beneath the Surface Teen Film Festival (ages 12-19), Lecture Room, Bellingham Central Public Library, 5pm, call for title, 360-778-7323 (Jennifer), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Teen Summer Movies (age 12-19), Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, call for title, 5pm, free, 360-778-7323 (Jennifer), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Auditions: “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,”

Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7-9pm, free, 360-733-1811, bellinghamtheatreguild.com. Harmony Northwest Chorus Rehearsal, Mount Vernon Community Center, 7-9:30pm, free, www.harmonynorthwestchorus.org or 360-428-4186. See page 5. Open Mic with Laurel Leigh, Village Books, 7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

TUESDAY 7/30/2013 Hands in Clay Camp (ages 8 and up), Lucia

Arts, 1:30-4pm, $105, lucia4arts@gmail.com , www.facebook.com/LuciaArts or 360-510-1979. See page 41. Zipper Dance, Firehouse Performing Arts Center in Fairhaven, 7:15-8:45pm, $5-$15 (pay what you can afford), zipperdancing@gmail.com , 231-631-2172, www.zipperdance.com. See page 39. MBT Summer Rep: “Art,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 30.

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Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm,

$25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

WEDNESDAY 7/31/2013 Genealogy Assistance (for adults), Bellingham

Central Library Genealogy Alcove, 10am-2pm, free, 360-778-7323. Bellingham Farmers Market, Fairhaven Village Green, noon-5pm, music by Richard Tucker / The Tear Jerkers, free, 360-647-2060, www.bellinghamfarmers.org. See page 5. FIG Art Club Workshop, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building FIG, 1:30-3:30pm, regular admission rates plus $7 / $5 Museum members, figinfo@cob.org. See page 43. One-on-One Tech Coaching Session (basic computer, Internet, and downloading skills for adults), Bellingham Central Library Lecture or Conference Room, 2-4pm, free, 360-778-7200, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Artist Presentation: Behind The Brush – Artists of Bellingham, Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 4:30-6pm, free, 360-734-1340, framr4u@aol.com. See page 36.

9th Annual Downtown Sounds Summer Concert Series featuring True Spokes with The

Quick & Easy Boys, Bay Street in Bellingham, 5:30-9:30pm, free, 360-527-8710, www.downtownbham.wordpress.com. See page 6. Psychic Reading Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30-6:30pm, $5, 360-6477134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com or www.simplyspiritcenter.com.

Where’s Waldo? in Fairhaven Grand Celebration, Village Books, 6pm, 360-671-

2626, www.villagebooks.com. See page 42.

Reiki Circle, Unity Church of Bellingham, 6:30-8:30pm, free, 360-224-3335, SallyJL51@comcast.net. See page 11.

MBT Summer Rep: “Almost, Maine,” Mount

Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 30. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

THURSDAY 8/1/2013 Play with Science! (ages 8+), Launching Success

Learning Store, 1-2pm, free, pre-registration required, 360-527-2641, www.launchingsuccess.com. FIG Art Club Workshop, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building FIG, 1:30-3:30pm, regular admission rates plus $7 / $5 Museum members, figinfo@cob.org. See page 43. Whatcom Museum History Cruise, Squalicum Harbor, arrive by 5pm, $35 / $30 Museum members, group discounts available for 8 or more, tickets at 360-778-8963 or www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 13.

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Concert in the Park featuring Holmes Shea Band, Elizabeth Park, 6-8pm, free, donations welcome, www.cob.org/parks , www.theeldridgesociety.org.

”The Merry Wives of Windsor,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, Rexville-Blackrock

Amphitheatre, 7-9:30pm, $12 / $10 with student ID, 206-317-3023, www.shakesnw.org. See page 32.

Marrowstone Music Festival: Seattle Opera with Marrowstone musicians, WWU

Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm, $21 general / $15 students and seniors, 650-6146, www.tickets.wwu.edu. See page 4. MBT Summer Rep: “Steel Magnolias,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 30. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

FRIDAY 8/2/2013 Fore The Kids, Skagit Golf and Country Club,

8:30am, $100 per player / cart for 2 riders $40 / taco bar & beverage-only $25, 360-4166650, mari@juntunengardens.com. See pg. 15. 52nd Annual Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes, 10am-6pm, www.anacortesartsfestival.com. See page 34. 18th Annual Mount Baker R&B Festival, Deming Log Show Fairgrounds, music starts at 5pm, www.bakerblues.com. See page 3. Friday Ferry Farewell Sailing, Community Boating Center, 5:30-7:30pm, free (donations appreciated), advance registration required at 360-714-8891, www.boatingcenter.org. See page 13.

Bellingham Youth Jazz Band Summer Concert, Lightcatcher Museum, 6pm, free, 360-6765750, markelly@oz.net , www.jazzproject.org. See page 8.

”Hamlet,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival,

Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7-9:30pm, $12 / $10 with student ID, 206-317-3023, www.shakesnw.org. See page 32. Starry Nights, Eagle Haven Winery, 7-10pm, $35, artscouncilsedrowoolley@gmail.com or 360-588-4384. See page 15. MBT Summer Rep: “Art,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 30. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

SATURDAY 8/3/2013 Agape Walk & 5K Run, Lake Padden Park,

Large Playground Shelter, registration at 8:30am, race from 9:15-11am, $20 adults / $5 children under 13, 360-671-1562, rachelt@thelighthousemission.org , www.thelighthousemission.org. See page 15.

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JULY 2013 52nd Annual Anacortes Arts Festival,

Anacortes, 10am-6pm, www.anacortesartsfestival.com. See page 34. Drayton Harbor Days, Blaine Marina, 10am5pm, free, www.blainechamber.com/events , 360-332-4544, vic@cityofblaine.com. See page 44. Sculpture Woods of Ann Morris, 3851 Legoe Bay Rd., Lummi Island, 10am-5pm, free, www.annmorrisbronze.com. 18th Annual Mount Baker R&B Festival, Deming Log Show Fairgrounds, music starts at 11am, www.bakerblues.com. See page 3. Bellingham Railway Museum Speeder Rides, Orchard Place, 11am-4pm, $3 adults / $2 kids, bellinghamrailwaymuseum@gmail.com , www.bellinghamrailwaymuseum.org or 360-393-7540. See page 42. Japanese Tea Tasting and Ceremony, Gretchen’s, 11am or 1pm or 3pm, $10, 360-336-8747, www.gretchenskitchen.com. See page 32. Kids Kreate (ages 5+; parent must remain in store), Launching Success Learning Store, 1-2pm, drop-in, free, 360-527-2641, www.launchingsuccess.com.

Drayton Harbor Days, Blaine Marina, 10am-

5pm, free, www.blainechamber.com/events , 360-332-4544. See page 44.

Bellingham Youth Jazz Band Summer Concert, Bellwether Art Market, 10:30am, free, 360-676-5750, markelly@oz.net or www.jazzproject.org. See page 8.

18th Annual Mount Baker R&B Festival,

Deming Log Show Fairgrounds, music starts at 11am, www.bakerblues.com. See page 3.

Bellingham Youth Jazz Band Summer Concert, Fairhaven Village Green, 2pm, free, 360-6765750, markelly@oz.net , www.jazzproject.org. See page 8.

”Hamlet,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 2pm, $12 / $10 with student ID, 206-317-3023, www.shakesnw.org. See page 32.

Marrowstone Music Festival: Student Concert,

7pm, $10 adults / $6 youth and seniors, 734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 44.

WWU Performing Arts Center, 3pm, $21 general / $15 students and seniors, 360-6506146, www.tickets.wwu.edu. See page 4. MBT Summer Rep: “Steel Magnolias,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 3pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 30. Bellingham Laughter Club, Elizabeth Park, 4-5pm, free, 360-734-4989. See page 16. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

Jansen Art Center, 5-6:30pm, $75/family, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.com or www.jansenartcenter.com. See page 37.

Whatcom Knitting Guild Monthly Meeting,

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents “The Wizard of Oz,” Mount Baker Theatre, 3pm &

Ceramics – Family Fun Night Making Faces,

Concert at the Winery: Pretty Little Feet,

Vartanyan Estate Winery, 6pm, $7 cover, 21+, 360-756-6770, info@vewinery.com or www.vewinery.com. Ceramics – Family Fun Night Making Faces, Jansen Art Center, 7-8:30pm, $75/family, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.com or www.jansenartcenter.com. See page 37. ”The Merry Wives of Windsor,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7-9:30pm, $12 / $10 with student ID, 206-317-3023, www.shakesnw.org. See page 32.

MONDAY 8/5/2013 Squalicum Yacht Club, noon-3pm, free, 971-645-6515, whatcomknitting@gmail.com. See page 11.

The Arts Connection for Children Camp (ages

6-8), Lucia Arts, 1:30-4pm, $125, 360-5101979, lucia4arts@gmail.com. See page 41. Beneath the Surface Teen Film Festival (ages 12-19), Lecture Room, Bellingham Central Public Library, 5pm, call for title, 360-778-7323 (Jennifer), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Teen Summer Movies (age 12-19), Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, call for title, 5pm, free, 360-778-7323 (Jennifer), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

TUESDAY 8/6/2013 MBT Summer Rep: “Almost, Maine,” Mount

Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org. Jazz Project Jazz Jam, Boundary Bay Brewery, 8:30-11:30pm, free, 360-650-1066, jsherwoodjazzproject@earthlink.net.

WEDNESDAY 8/7/2013 Bellingham Farmers Market, Fairhaven Village

Green, noon-5pm, music by JP Falcon Grady / Chad Peterson, free, 360-647-2060, www.bellinghamfarmers.org. See page 5.

Bellingham Youth Jazz Band Summer Concert, Hovander Homestead Park, noon, free, 360-676-5750, markelly@oz.net or www.jazzproject.org. See page 8.

9th Annual Downtown Sounds Summer Concert Series featuring Juno What?! with

Spyn Reset, Bay Street in Bellingham, 5:30-9:30pm, free, 360-527-8710, www.downtownbham.wordpress.com. (pg. 6)

Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema: “The Hunger Games,” music by Rattletrap Ruckus, Fairhaven Village Green, 7:30pm, $5, www.FairhavenOutdoorCinema.com. See page 42.

Marrowstone Music Festival: Faculty Chamber Concert, WWU Performing Arts

Center, 7:30pm, $21 general / $15 students and seniors, 650-6146, www.tickets.wwu.edu. See page 4. MBT Summer Rep: “Almost, Maine,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 30. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

SUNDAY 8/4/2013 Day of Mindfulness, Semiahmoo County Park,

9am-4pm, $50-$90 sliding scale, 360-8306439, registration@mindfulnessnorthwest.com or www.mindfulnessnorthwest.com. See page 11. 52nd Annual Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes, 10am-5pm, www.anacortesartsfestival.com. See page 34. NEW: Submit your event info online at www.ennw.info/submit-an-event/. Thank you!

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Seven-Year Rich MBT Summer Rep Sets Season Intern Company at Actors Theatre in Louisville, It seems like just yesterday that I first Kentucky, and Founder and saw Mount Baker Theatre Producing Co-Artistic Director of Director Mark Kuntz’s brainchild, Summer Theatre [502]. The 502 refers Rep. That yesterday was seven years ago to the region’s area code. and the Rep is now a highly anticipated The University of Evansville local institution. It has become successful graduate will be directing enough that Kuntz can now bring in a Robert Harling’s beloved couple of pro directors instead of having Steel Magnolias. to do the whole thing himself. He will, In Chinquapin, Louisiana, however, direct the opening production. any lady who is “anybody” Kuntz’s approach of using both has her hair done at Truvy’s professional and local actors has proved beauty salon, the girls-only to be a stroke of genius, although the hub of small-town gossip. intense rehearsal schedule is truly brutal. Almost, Maine The opening production should ring a lot of local bells since it’s set in a town close to the Canadian border. On a clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the town residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and Kathleen Sasnett, Teri Grimes and Terry Sacks can be often hilarious ways. seen in the MBT Summer Repertory Theatre John Cariani’s script is a midwinter night’s production of “Steel Magnolias.” dream that the New York Times called, “A comedy comprising almost a dozen Far from careless talk, the high-energy two-character vignettes exploring the banter is propelled by an underlying sudden thunderclap of love and the strength and purposefulness revealed scorched earth that sometimes follows.” over the course of the story. Drama-logue Steel Magnolias called it “…a skillfully crafted, lovingly Guest director Amy Attaway is the evoked picture of eccentricity in the Associate Director of the Apprentice/ small-town South.”

by Christopher Key

“Steel Magnolias” Kathleen Sasnett and Terry Sacks sharing the latest gossip over coffee.

Art David Lee-Painter is Professor of Performance at the University of Idaho in Moscow. Lee-Painter earned an MFA in directing from Illinois State University, and has worked professionally at both the Idaho and Illinois Shakespeare Festivals, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Idaho Theatre for Youth, and The American Stage Company in St. Petersburg, Florida, among others. He’ll be directing Art, a Frenchlanguage play by Yazmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton. The French saying “Les gouts ne se discutent pas” roughly translates as “There is no accounting for taste.” One of Marc’s best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting, all white with white diagonal lines. To Marc the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn’t have the proper standard to judge the work. Mutual friend Ivan tries to keep the peace between the two, but his attempts backfire and only fuel the increasing intensity. Lines are drawn as these old friends square off over the canvas, their arguments becoming less theoretical and more personal as they border on destroying their very friendships. Newsweek referred to it as “…a nonstop cross-fire of crackling language, serious issues of life and art expressed in outbursts that sound like Don Rickles with a degree from the Sorbonne.” Summer Rep opens July 16 at the MBT and the three productions play through August 11. It’s theatre-in-the-round at the intimate Walton Theatre. Space is very limited, so purchase your tickets now at http://www.mountbakertheatre.com/ or call 360-734-6080. Tickets are $25 for adults, half-price for students and children. Promotional photos taken at Envy: a boutique salon. Photos by Damian Vines, www.damianvines.com.

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Ryan Stiles and His Special Guests –

Ryan Stiles of “Whose Line is it Anyway?,” “Two and a Half Men,” and “The Drew Carey Show” has invited some special guests to Bellingham on Fri., July 12, 8-10pm, for a hilarious night of laughter at the historic Mount Baker Theatre as part of his annual “Night of Comedy” fundraising event. Proceeds benefit the Burned Children Recovery Foundation and their Camp Phoenix program for childhood burn survivors. The Mount Baker Theatre is located at 104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham. Tickets are $39.95. More info: 360-734-6080, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com, www.mountbakertheatre.com/events.

Improv at the Jansen Art Center –

Performers from The Upfront Theatre will be presenting an improvised comedy show at the Jansen Art Center on Sat., July 13 at 8pm. The Chamber Hall will be turned into a festival seating cabaret with beer, wine and pub food available from the Firehall Cafe. The Upfront Theatre performs and teaches many different styles and formats of improv including long and short form and everything in between. Performers will present an improvised comedy show using audience suggestions and interaction to create hilarious scenes that will be completely made up on the spot. Tickets to this family friendly show are $12. Info: 360-354-3600, www.jansenartcenter.org.

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3rd Annual Sizzling Summer Spectacular – Lynden’s premiere

showcase for local talent presents its 3rd annual show on Fri. and Sat., July 19 and 20 at 7:30pm at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre in the Dutch Village Mall, 655 Front St. The Summer Spectacular is part of the Lynden Raspberry Festival. Admission is $10. Info: 360-354-4425, clairevgtheatre@gmail.com, www.clairevgtheatre.com.

Comedian Rip Michaels, Live at the Lakeway Inn – Comedy Nite presents

Rip Michaels live at the Lakeway Inn (714 Lakeway Dr., Bellingham) on Sat., July 20, 9pm. You and your friends will enjoy laughing with this two-time APCA Comedian of the Year Award winner in a rare West Coast appearance. Admission is $10. Info: facebook.com/comedynite.

Spiritus Mundi: 3 Apocalyptic Parables (One-Act Play Reading) –

A free public reading of three one-act plays (“Divine Creatures,” “Extinction: Millenium Edition,” and “Thirst”) by Michael Wallace, followed by an audience talk-back, will be held Sat., July 27, 7-9:30pm. The reading is hosted by Zumba Studio, 311 E. Holly St., Bellingham (behind Stella). Free admission. Mature subject matter & language. More info: 360-647-2299.

Auditions: “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” – Audition for Neil Simon’s

comedy “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” on July 28 & 29 at 7pm. The cast includes two men aged 35-60 and four women aged 35-60. We will do cold readings from the script. Come have fun and be part of the Guild’s 85th season opener! Shows are in late September and early October. The Bellingham Theatre Guild is located at 1600 H St. More info: 360-733-1811, bellinghamtheatreguild@yahoo.com, bellinghamtheatreguild.com.

Skagit River Shakespeare Festival Come join us this July for the 13th year of the Skagit River Shakespeare Festival. Shakespeare Northwest is presenting “Hamlet” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor” on the following dates in July and August at 7pm unless noted otherwise: “Hamlet,” July 11, 12, 19, 21 (2pm), 25, Aug. 2, 4 (2pm), 8, 10, and 16. “The Merry Wives of Windsor” will be presented July 18, 20, 26, Aug. 1, 3, 9, 11 (2pm), 15, and 17. • Both shows plus T-shirt on July 27, 1pm. Our outdoor amphitheatre is located at 19299 Rexville Grange Road, Mount Vernon. Lawn chairs and picnics are welcome; no dogs, please. Check our website for more information and a complete schedule. Admission is $12 / $10 with student ID. More info: 206-317-3023, www.shakesnw.org.

Farm Fun Friday at BelleWood Acres and Distilling – Join us Fri., July 5 for

food, drinks, music and lawn games from 4-9pm at 6141 Guide Meridian, Lynden. Our large outdoor patio and kids’ play area will be open. Live music from David’s Drinking Band or Blueberry Hill starts at 6pm. Distillery tasting room will be open late with free tastings until 9pm. Food and drink specials include burgers, pulled-pork sandwiches, local hard cider on tap, plus cocktails featuring spirits from BelleWood Distilling. Happy Hour specials from 4-6pm. Free admission. More info: 360-318-7720, info@bellewoodfarms.com or www.bellewoodfarms.com.

Cooking Classes at Gretchen’s Kitchenware Store – Gretchen’s

Kitchenware store will offer the following cooking classes in July: Tamales with Chef Carlos Carreon from Calle Tacos and Tequila, Mon., July 8, 6:30-8:30pm, $40. • Anti-Inflammatory Farmer’s Feast, Thurs., July 11, 6-8pm, $15. • Pie Crusts, Mon., July 15, 6:30-8:30pm, $30. Gretchen’s is located at 509 S. First St., Mount Vernon. More info and to register: 360-336-8747, www.gretchenskitchen.com.

Japanese Tea Tasting and Ceremony – Tatsuo Tomeoka from Charaku Fine Japanese Tea Company in Seattle will be at Gretchen’s Kitchenware store on Sun., Aug. 3 at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm to teach you about Japanese tea and the tea ceremony. Students will enjoy a tasting of 7-8 different Japanese green teas, and will learn about the history, culture and preparation surrounding the tea ceremony. Gretchen’s is located at 509 S. First St., Mount Vernon. Cost is $10. More info: 360-336-8747, www.gretchenskitchen.com.

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Skagit Artists Together Group Hosts Studio Tour by Joanna Nesbit Skagit Artists Together is hosting their 10th annual Studio Tour on July 20 and 21, from 10am-6pm each day. The participating Skagit Valley artists invite you to visit them in their studios around Skagit County to learn more about their art and technique and in some cases, at “open studios,” to see them at work. Designed as a free, self-guided driving tour, this year’s juried event is the largest yet, featuring 17 studios and 29 artists, 10 of them new to the tour, including painters, sculptors, fiber artists, glass artists, jewelers, and photographers. The tour is an opportunity to visit some out-of-the-way studios you wouldn’t otherwise see, and along the way you’ll find something for all pocketbooks. In Mount Vernon, view Andi Shannon’s Northwest-themed stained glass, quilts, and one-of-a-kind evening bags and coffee sleeves. Or head to Bow to peruse John Sedgwick’s landscape photography that highlights light. In Anacortes, you’ll find the paintings of Cynthia Richardson and in Sedro-Woolley, jewelry and pastels by Marie-Claire Dole. These are just a few of the artists on display. Participating artists are Dinah Snipes Steveni, Phoenix Rising, Andi Shannon, Gabrielle Conatore, Stephen Hunter, Kelly Sooter, Persis Gayle, Mary Quintrall, Karin Silvernale, Louise Magno, Kathy Huckleberry, Sherri Greenleaf, John Sedgwick, Judy Coffman,

visitors to really explore the valley. Also, our participants proudly pass a jury process to be allowed to participate in the tour.” The studios hosting a group of artists make a point of featuring artists from different mediums so visitors experience a diversity of artwork. Last year’s tour featured Preview Shows, but this year the magic of the tour will be saved for the July 20-21 weekend. The best way to enjoy the event is to dedicate at least a full day and plan to have lunch along the way. With studios all over the county,

Above: “Bride & Phantom” by ceramic artist Kathy Huckleberry. At left: “Dragonfly Lamp” by Athena Hornsby.

visit the SAT website at www.skagitart.com. Tour-goers can pick up brochures with a map of studio locations at hundreds of spots around the region (Skagit, Whatcom, Snohomish and King Counties), such as galleries, libraries, restaurants, public locations, sponsor locations, and more. You can also find a downloadable map on the website. For more information, call 360-920-1995 or email gabriellesmagic@gmail.com. Photos courtesy of Skagit Artists Together.

“Whoo Me?” acrylic on canvas by Terry MacDonald.

“Plumb Line” landscape painting by Kelly Sooter.

Jane Penman, Maggie Mason, Sherry Shipley, Louise Harris, Terry MacDonald, Athena Hornsby, Cynthia Richardson, Becky Fletcher, Larry Heald, Patsy Thola Chamberlain, Barbara Silverman Summers, Ron Chamberlain, Dee Doyle, Marie-Claire Dole, and Margaret Carpenter Arnett. Part of what also makes the tour unique is the beautiful countryside of Skagit County, says SAT President Mary Quintrall. “We limit the number of artists showing in any one location, encouraging

from Concrete to Anacortes, from Samish Island to Burlington, tour-goers can plan their route and pick up eats as they go. La Conner’s waterfront makes a picturesque stop, and the outstanding Annie’s Pizza Station in Concrete is conveniently located right next door to one of the studios on the tour, NW Garden Bling. While you’re touring, be sure to drive through tiny Edison for extra fun. This hamlet’s miniscule footprint offers a number of popular restaurants and bakeries, including my personal favorite, Breadfarm bakery. Skagit Artists Together appreciates and thanks their many sponsors for making the event possible. Several key sponsors are Health First Chiropractic, Skagit Regional Health, Tri Dee Arts, and Whidbey Island bank. For a complete list,

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Anacortes Arts Festival by Osa Hale Fine art along the waterfront, regional beer and wine, fantastic music floating through the warm summer air; though it is styled after a French open-air market, this idyllic scene is not in Marseilles. It is the Anacortes Arts Festival, which will be happening on August 2, 3 and 4. The festival takes up six downtown city blocks, with 250 artisan booths, musical performances on two separate stages, three exhibitions of fine arts, more than 30 vendors selling delicious food, and locally brewed spirits. When you do the math, it is clear that free entrance to such a feast for the senses is an opportunity that should not be passed by.

art, listening to music, eating and drinking – for the entire family.” One highlight of this year’s festival is Arts at the Port, an exhibit showing the works of juried and invited artists. Held in a rustic warehouse overlooking the Guemes Channel, it is one of the most elegant parts of the Anacortes Arts Festival, James says. “It’s a wonderful combination of island sights and sounds and a first class art exhibition, far from an urban setting,” James says. “We have around $10,000 in awards for this exhibition, and it attracts outstanding regional artists.”

Festival street overview. Photo by Marius Hibbard.

Fine art will be created in a different medium in another attraction at the festival. The demonstrating artist area will feature three artists recreating well-known masterpieces in chalk on the street. Though the Anacortes Arts Festival is a time-honored tradition that has been celebrating the community for over half a century, it never fails to keep innovating and bringing new ideas to the table. This year marks the first Festival Fashion Show, featuring the attire created by booth artisans. The parade of artistic style will be hitting the KPLU Stage on Saturday at 2 p.m. Festival Youth Area has fun activities for kids. Another part of keeping the festival fresh is the extreme care that goes into choosing the The festival, a defining event for the vendors. James says about 20 charming town of Anacortes, is in its percent of the artisans are new to 52nd year of celebrating the community’s the festival each year. richly artistic history. For more than 50 Bellingham chalk painter, Brian Majors. years, the festival has been providing “Our booth artisans, who form first-class events and supporting art, the backbone of the festival – artists and art education. Rita James, come from throughout the region. We Arts at the Port will have a free opening marketing producer with the festival, says invite back the best each year and jury event on Saturday, July 27 at 6:00 p.m., the tradition is a quintessential piece of the rest to ensure that we have work that giving community members a chance to Anacortes. is creative and ever changing,” James see the art and meet the artists a week says. “We really pride ourselves on being “It’s one of the oldest and largest early, while enjoying wine and snacks. a friendly, well-run event. Festivals in the region and yet maintains The exhibition will continue through an island and small town feel,” James Though the bulk of the festival’s August 4. says. “It’s a fun day of shopping, enjoying activity will be centered on the first weekend in August, the Saturday before will also host a few fun events. In addition to the early opening of Arts at the Port, July 27 will also see the Eighth Annual Art Dash Run, with 5K, 10K, and halfmarathon components. The run starts at City Hall and ends at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed, with drummers welcoming participants to the finish line. With incredible art and music accompanied by delicious food and a community full of creative and friendly people, the Anacortes Arts Festival is a treat for all ages. It’s no wonder why people want it to start early. Photos courtesy of the Anacortes Arts Festival.

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Art Exhibit: “Scenes of Skagit County” by Skagit County Artists –

The Cultured Palette, artists of Skagit County, will exhibit work at the Skagit Valley Co-op’s upstairs restaurant during the month of July. “Scenes of Skagit County” will be presented in watercolors, acrylics or other media. The Co-op is located on the northeast corner of First St. in downtown Mount Vernon. Free admission. More info: 360-299-9584.

Art Exhibit: Photos by Jessamyn Tuttle – Enjoy Jessamyn Tuttle’s colorful

photos of fruits and vegetables through July 13 at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 W. Holly St., Bellingham. More info: info@chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com, www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com, 360-752-3377.

photography by Scott Williams and paintings by Susie Wind, through Sept. 29. Poems by the winners of the Sue Boynton Poetry Contest for 2012 will also be exhibited. More info: 360-733-5361 or ldg@fidalgo.net.

Trish Harding School of Art at Studio UFO – Open Studio Painting (any

medium) with Trish Harding, Wed. (July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31) or Thurs. (July 4, 11, 18, 25), 10am-3pm, $198 for all five Wed. or $168 for all four Thurs., or $49 for one session; you must specify dates (no refunds or rollovers). • Studio UFO will not be open for the July 5 Art Walk. • Upcoming (continued on page 36)

Ceramics Exhibit: Larry Richmond & Peggy Kondo at Good Earth Pottery – Museum-quality ceramics

feature geometric and primal patterns, basketry, weaving, and punch needle embroidery. Come see the independent and collaborative works of this renowned local duo, featured for the month of July at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave., in Historic Fairhaven. Gallery hours are Mon.-Sat., 11am-6pm and Sun., noon5pm. Free admission. Info: 360-671-3998, theteam@goodearthpots.com, www.goodearthpots.com.

Photography Exhibition by Debbie Velacich – View the eclectic collection of photographs by Debbie at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Highway, on exhibit through Sat., July 27. More info: Sharon Digby at 360-592-2286.

Art Exhibit: Master Carver Kevin Paul – Skagit County Historical Museum

continues to exhibit the art of Kevin Paul through Sun., July 7. The exhibit is open during regular hours, Tues.-Sun., 11am5pm. The Museum is located at 501 S. 4th St., La Conner. Admission is $5 adults / $4 seniors & children 6-12 / under 6 free / $10 families / members free. More info: 360-466-3365, museum@co.skagit.wa.us, www.skagitcounty.net/museum.

”New Work by the Artwood Members” – Artwood continues to

present new work by the Artwood members in celebration of 25 years in Historic Fairhaven. The “twist” of Karl Nielsen is back and also the wood treadle lathe of Michael Flaherty. New coffee tables, rockers, beds and other handmade pieces are in the gallery. Gallery is open 7 days a week (Mon.-Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm) at 1000 Harris Ave., Bellingham. More info: 360-647-1628 or artwood@qwestoffice.net.

”Elements of Contemporary Landscape”: Art Exhibit – PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and the Healing Through Art Program is pleased to announce a new exhibition, “Elements of Contemporary Landscape,” featuring

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classes at WCC: Sculpting in Clay (5 sessions) begins Tues., July 2 and runs through July 30, $179; Plein Air Painting (2 sessions) on Mon., July 8 and 15, 9:30am-

3:30pm, $129. Register at 383-3000 or www.whatcom.ctc.edu. • Pastel Power Punch! Register now at www.creativeartscommunity.org for Pastel Workshop for Creative Arts Community at Menucha from Aug. 11-17. • Info: email trish.harding@studioufo.net, visit www.studioufo.net or call 360-319-6115. Bay Street Village, 301 W. Holly St., Suite M-4, Bellingham.

engraving or assemblage, each piece is as thought-provoking as it is beautiful. The Allied Arts of Whatcom County Gallery is located at 1418 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. Join us for an opening reception Fri., July 5, 6-9pm, during Downtown Art Walk. The exhibit can be viewed during regular gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm and Sat., noon-5pm. Info: 360-676-8548, kborden@alliedarts.org, www.alliedarts.org.

Mindport Exhibits – Kevin Jones’

Behind The Brush: Artists of Bellingham – Fourth Corner Frames and

“creek” photographs will be on display, and you can see and experience splashing water. Annmorgan Curry has new “little people” show boxes in her Gallery Miniscule. Our interactive exhibits keep the oldest and the youngest members of any family happy. Gallery hours: Wed.-Fri., noon-6pm; Sat., 10am-5pm; and Sun., noon-4pm. Located at 210 W. Holly St., Bellingham. Admission is $2. More info: 360-647-5614, publicity@mindport.org , www.mindport.org.

Other/Self Art Exhibit – The work in

this July show at Anchor Art Space in Anacortes is done by four artists (Nancy Johnson, Ben Moreau, Scott Kolbo, and Tip Toland) using very different media, but who all use themselves as subjects. These are not self-portraits in the traditional sense. In this work, personal identity is submerged and larger themes are explored. Curated by Natalie Niblack. The exhibit can be viewed from July 5-28 during regular gallery hours at 216 Commercial Ave. More info: info@anchorartspace.org, www.anchorartspace.org.

First Friday Gallery Walk – Come to

Old Town Anacortes for the First Friday Gallery Walk on Fri., July 5, 6-9pm. Scott Milo Gallery, Anne Martin McCool Gallery, Burton Jewelers, The Gallery at the Depot, The Majestic Inn and Apothecary Spa, and Burton Jewelers will be participating. More info: gallery@scottmilo.com, www.anacortesart.com, 360-293-6938.

July Art Show: Opening Reception –

in July are Anita Aparicio, Mary Dudley, Heather Salsbury, Richard Bulman and Julia Loyd. Each artist uses materials to show a deeper meaning. Whether through paint,

Scott Milo Gallery presents a tour of Europe with oils by James Moore, watercolors by Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling, prints by Elizabeth Ockwell and pastels by Jan Wall. Also new jewelry, sculptures, glass work and custom wood tables. An opening reception will be held Fri., July 5, 6-9pm at 420 Commercial Ave., Anacortes. Free admission. Info: 360-293-6938, gallery@scottmilo.com, www.scottmilo.com.

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Gallery will showcase self-portraits by eight of Bellingham’s talented, award-winning artists along with additional examples of their work through Aug. 7. Join us on Fri., July 5 for an artist reception from 6-10pm. Then, every Wednesday evening through Aug. 7, two of our featured artists will share their story and inspiration from 4:30-6pm. Fourth Corner Frames and Gallery is located at 311 W. Holly St. Free admission. More info: 360-734-1340 or framr4u@aol.com.


Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden) is offering the following workshops in July and August: Ring in

a Day Workshop, Fri., July 5, 11am-5pm, $85. Instructor: Judith Gauthier. • 2-Day Beginning Jewelry Workshop, Sat. & Sun., July 6 & 7, 11am-5pm, $85. Instructor: Judith Gauthier. • Ceramics – Family Fun Night Making Faces, Sat., July 6, 5-6:30pm or 7-8:30pm, $75/family. Instructor: Trisha Dawn Coggins. The workshop will also be offered Sat., Aug. 3. • Beginning Weaving, Tuesdays, July 9-30, 3-5pm or 5:307:30pm, $100. Instructor: Teresa Van Haalen. • Stamped Copper Cuff Bracelet Workshop, Wed., July 10, 11am-4pm, $55. Instructor: Judith Gauthier. • Intro to Pottery – Bowls Class, Tuesdays, July 16-Aug. 20, 3-5:30pm, or Thursdays, July 18-Aug. 22, 6:30-9pm, $160. Instructor: Jesse Rasmussen. • Intro to Pottery – Cups & Mugs Class, Tuesdays, July 16-Aug. 20, 6:30-9pm, or Thursdays, July 18-Aug. 22, 3-5:30pm, $165. Instructor: Jesse Rasmussen. • Functional & Sculptural Hand Building in Clay Class, Wednesdays, July 17-Aug. 21, 6:30-9pm, $165. Instructor: Jesse Rasmussen. • How to Solder Workshop, Fri., July 19, 11am-4pm, $55. Instructor: Judith Gauthier. • Collage to the Rescue! Sat., July 20, 10am-4pm, $75, register by July 15. Instructor: Nancy Grigsby. • Fold Form Bracelet Workshop, Sun., July 21, 11am4pm, $65. Instructor: Judith Gauthier. • The Art of Drawing & Painting with Trisha (2-days), Mon. & Tues., July 22 & 23, 9:30am-12:30pm or 1:30-4:30pm, $60 + $15 materials fee. Instructor: Trisha Dawn Coggins. • Ceramics – Tile Art-Kids (4 days), July 23, 25, 30 & Aug. 1, 10am-noon, $145. Instrucor: Michael Laboon. • Tile Art for Kids (2 days), Wed. & Sat., July 24 & 27, 1-2:30pm, $125 + $20 materials fee. Instructor: Michael Laboon. • Ceramics – Tile Art-Adults, Saturdays, July 27-Aug 17, 10am-noon, $145. Instructor: Michael Laboon. • The Art of Clay-Kids (2-days), Mon. & Tues., July 29 & 30, 9:30am-12:30pm, or 1:30-4:30pm, $75. Instructor: Trisha Dawn Coggins. • Square Knot Bracelet Workshop, Sun., Aug. 11, 11am-4pm, $65. Instructor: Judith Gauthier. • Beginning Jewelry Workshop (2 days), Sat. & Sun., Aug. 17 & 18, 11am-5pm, $130. Instructor: Judith Gauthier. Info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Highway, Stanwood. Art by the Bay includes over 100 juried artists and artisans from around the Northwest, plants and garden art, and gourmet food. This is a great show, with tons of high-quality art and fine crafts. Includes art from acrylics and apparel, to watercolors and woodwork. Free admission. More info: hinshawsartquest@yahoo.com or www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com.

Art 2 Jazz Street Fair – Browse among street vendors featuring local arts and crafts accompanied by free live jazz concerts in downtown Blaine overlooking the harbor on Sat., July 13, 10am-4pm. Free admission. More info: 360-332-4544, vic@cityofblaine.com , www.blainechamber.com/events. Paper Cutting Art Workshop – Learn

the basics of composing, transferring and cutting an intricate design from paper on Sat.-Sun., July 13-14, 10am-3pm. The workshop will be at Harmony Fields, an organic farm in the Skagit Valley (7465 Thomas Rd.) and will be taught by Samish Island Artist Ann Reid. Cost is $95 with $10 materials fee. More info: 360-941-8196, info@hfproduce.com, www.hfproduce.com/art-in-the-barn.

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Sketch Card Group – An organized

event for Sketch Card artists. Join us on Sat., July 6 from 2-4pm at Cosmic Comics, 1905 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. Free admission. More info: 360-734-8058, info@cosmiccomicsonline.com, www.cosmiccomicsonline.com.

21st Annual Art by the Bay – The

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10am-6pm at Studio 1, 3155 Black Jack Trail, Bellingham. The studio is three miles south of Sudden Valley, off Cain Lake Road. Watch for the “Whatcom Artist Studio Tour” sign and follow the arrows. Armstrong’s style, refined by 50 years in industry, lends a unique aura to his works, which reflect elements of animal, bird, insect, plant or rock. In addition to fine art, Armstrong also offers other hand-made items, such as F’fobs, W’eenie Sticks, and various wood artifacts. More info: 360-595-2213 or gary@artofarmstrong.us.

Relief Printmaking Workshop with Ben Moreau – Participants in the relief

printmaking workshop will learn how to design, carve, ink, and print their own linoleum block prints. Students will learn the creation of a simple registration jig as well as printing using a press and by hand. Arrive with sketches or a design in mind, as our time is limited! This workshop takes place on Sun., July 21, 1-5pm at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave., Anacortes. Cost is $50. More info and to register: info@anchorartspace.org, www.anchorartspace.org.

17th Annual Samish Island Arts Festival – Come celebrate the 17th

Annual Samish Island Arts Festival on Sat., July 27 from 10am-5pm at the Samish Island Community Center, 11292 Blue Heron Rd., Samish Island, Bow. The festival features original art, glass art, fiber arts, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, cards, photography, garden art, live music and delicious food. Enjoy our relaxed island climate and community without taking a ferry! Free admission. Info: 360-757-8771, artsfestival@samishisland.net, www.samishisland.net.

Artists on the Patio – DragonFrog

Gallery & Gifts is proud to announce our second “Artists on the Patio” event on Sat., July 27, 10am-4pm. Our gallery at 4131 Hannegan Rd., #101, Bellingham, offers the community a venue to see local artisans’ crafts year ‘round! There will be several of our artists presenting works not normally found in our gallery during this event! Plus, Ohhh Deerys Ice Cream Truck will be on site with lots of yummylicious treats! Come support your local artisans and shop local. More info: 360-739-5314, debj@dragonfroggifts.com or www.dragonfroggifts.com.

From Trash to Treasure: Acrylic/ Mixed Media Painting – Nancy Grigsby will be teaching her popular workshop “From Trash to Treasure: Found Objects with Acrylic Painting” on Sat. and Sun., July 27 and 28, 10am-4:30pm, at Dakota Art, 1415 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. A unique and fun approach to abstract/ semi-abstract art with lots of in-class painting time, artist demos, and participatory critique. Cost is $150. Call Dakota Art at 360-676-8918 to register by July 20. Receive 10% off workshop supplies. Info: www.nmrigsbystudios.com, bellingham@dakotaartstores.com.

Whatcom Museum Exhibitions Open July 28 – One hundred fifty artists responded to our questions: What is happening to Earth? Why is it happening? What are your visions of the future? How can people make a difference? The result is “Nature in the Balance: Artists Interpreting Climate Change.” The show is an open hanging, in which artists have an opportunity to exhibit their work independent of curatorial intervention at the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher, 250 Flora St. Featuring many artists from (continued at direct right)

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Youth Dance Competition Club –

Learn dances such as Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango, and Waltz in this class for ages 9-19. Take your new skills and try them out at the Northwest’s largest dance competition for Swing, Latin and Ballroom: the Seattle Star Ball! Class is held Mon., Wed., and Fri. through July 31, 4-6pm, at Bellingham Dance Company, 1705 N. State St. Cost is $142.50 per month / $10 drop-in. More info: 360-224-4082, bellinghamdancecompany@gmail.com, www.bellinghamdancecompany.com.

Dance Classes at BDC – Argentine

Tango Class: Learn one of the most dramatic, romantic and sensual of all partner dances! Cultural and classic, Argentine tango teaches strong partnership, graceful lines, and the ability to adapt to many types of music. Class meets Mondays in July, 6-7:30pm at Bellingham Dance Company, 1705 N. State St. Cost is $55 per month / $15 per class (discounts for students, seniors and military). • Country Two Step and Triple Two – Country Two Step and Triple Two are two of the hottest dances in country dancing today! Classes meet each Monday in July, 8-9pm. Cost is $48 per month / $15 per class. • Learn West Coast Swing: West Coast Swing is one of the most popular dances around the U.S. So fun and versatile, this dance fits with many styles of music and incorporates funk, hip hop, blues, and even country. Check it out and join us every Wednesday in July for lessons. Cost is $55 ($50 students, seniors

Whatcom and Skagit counties, as well as Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, the exhibition includes both abstract and representational works of art in a range of media. “Treasures from the Trunk: The Story of J.J. Donovan” also opens July 28 at the Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. J.J. Donovan arrived on Bellingham Bay in 1888 and proceeded to bring three transcontinental railroads to town, run one of the world’s largest lumber companies, work tirelessly in civic, church and philanthropic affairs, fight the Klan, love his wife and family, write poetry, read copiously and entertain friends with his wit and wisdom before his death in 1937. The story of this remarkable man is chronicled in an exhibition that draws from “The Donovan Papers,” a recently discovered treasure trove of letters, diaries and company correspondence that were saved for decades by Donovan’s descendants. More info: www.whatcommuseum.org.

and military) and includes Friday Dance Party. More info: 360-224-4082, bellinghamdancecompany@gmail.com or www.bellinghamdancecompany.com.

Latin Dance Classes with Rumba Northwest – Rumba Northwest is

offering the following dance classes in July: Beginning/Intermediate Cuban Salsa, every Mon. from 6:30-7:45pm at Belltower Studio (1430 N. Garden St., Bellingham); Afro-Cuban, every Wed. from 7:308:45pm at StudioZ (311 E. Holly St., Bellingham); Mambo, every Thurs. from 7-8:15pm at StudioZ (311 E. Holly St., Bellingham). No experience or partner needed. Admission is $10 adults / $7 students (punch cards available). • Salsa Nights every Sat. from 9pm-midnight at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State St., Bellingham. Cost is $3. Info: 360-5957369, rumbanorthwest@gmail.com, www.rumbanorthwest.com.

Zipper Dance – Come try our weekly

social dance workshop every Tuesday in July, 7:15-8:45pm, at Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave., in Fairhaven. Zipper Dance is a fun and easy alternative to ballroom partner dance. In just one workshop, you may dance to a variety of music including swing, slow, tango, waltz, blues, and salsa. Please bring socks or clean slippery soled shoes to move in. No partner required. Admission is $5-$15; pay what you can afford. Info: 231-631-2172, zipperdancing@gmail.com or www.zipperdance.com.

Swing, Latin, Ballroom Dance Party –

Join us for a mini-lesson every Friday in July followed by a two-hour dance featuring some of the best music for Swing, Latin and Ballroom Dancing (7:30-10pm). Bellingham Dance Company is located at 1705 N. State St. Admission is $7 general / $5 students, seniors, military. More info: 360-224-4082, bellinghamdancecompany@gmail.com, www.bellinghamdancecompany.com.

vocabulary, movement and dance exercises introduce ballet and formal dance forms to prepare students to progress into the Classical Ballet Program. Music, rhythm and spatial awareness stimulate movement and coordination. A Pre-Ballet Camp for ages 3-6 ($35) will be held July 9-11 or July 16-18, 10-11am. A Beginner Level Camp for ages 7-9 ($50) will be held July 9-11 or 16-18, 11am-12:30pm. There will be a short choreographed studio performance at the end of each 3 day session for parents and friends. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org, www.jansenartcenter.org.

Fourth Corner Folk Dancing – Fourth

Corner Folk Dancers meet Thursday evenings from 7:15-10pm at the Fairhaven Branch Library, 1117 12th St., Bellingham. July dates are 11, 18, and 25. Our band plays part of the time, and part of the time we dance to our extensive collection of ethnic music. No experience or partner is necessary, and all ages are welcome. Admission is free for newcomers and students / $5 requested donation for others. More info: 360-380-0456.

Summer Contra Dancing in the Country – Come kick up your feet on

Sat., July 13, 7pm at the Glen Echo Hall Contra Dance, 7694 Goodwin Rd., Everson, featuring Northern Contraband. Bring some finger food to share for a “snack potluck.” Admission is $6-$10. More info: 360-393-1312.

Northwest Ballet Summer Intensive Workshop (July 15-Aug. 9) – Summer course students and company dancers share our state-of-the-art facilities in Lynden (321 Front St.) and Bellingham (1417 Cornwall Ave.). Both locations provide spacious, light-filled studios and professionally sprung dance floors with marley flooring for pointe work. Students

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Country Dance at BDC – Country Two

Step and Triple Two. Learn the hottest dances for country music on Sat., July 6, 7:30pm at Bellingham Dance Company, 1705 N. State St. Gear up for fairs, rodeos or just a great time out dancing! Minilesson before each dance. Admission is $7 general / $5 student, senior and military. More info: 360-224-4082, bellinghamdancecompany@gmail.com, www.bellinghamdancecompany.com.

Dance Camps at the Jansen Art Center – Northwest Ballet Academy’s

Summer program accepts children from 3 years of age up who can discover, experience and enjoy their first steps into the world of dance. Ballet and dance concepts combine with imaginative play to encourage the development of each child’s self-expression and creativity, large and fine motor skills, coordination and musical awareness. Basic ballet technique,

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experience the ultimate setting for professional training while enjoying the benefits of NBT’s outstanding faculty, curriculum, and safe and secure environment. Students will take classes in classical technique, pointe, variations, partnering (pas de deux), modern, lyrical and folk/character dance. Some scholarships for boys are available. Summer Intensive students are also given the unique opportunity to be able to perform in a performance hosted by Northwest Ballet Theater at a local performing venue on Aug. 2. Cost is $450 intermediate students / $600 advanced students. More info: 360-714-1246, info@northwestballet.org, www.northwestballet.org.

Middle Eastern Dance – Learn Basic

Dance moves with Judy Peterson and Samantha Riggs as you explore different cultures of the Middle East at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St., on Thursdays, July 18 and 25, 7-8:30pm. Judy will be teaching Basic Egyptian Style Bellydance and Samantha will be teaching Bhangra, a folkloric dance of Punjab region. For adults only. Register at www.wcls.org or call the Ferndale Library at 360-305-3600. This program funded through a grant from the Washington State Library funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Ferry Boat Contra Dance Party –

Dance your way from Anacortes to Friday Harbor and back on Sat., July 20 at 1pm starting at the Anacortes Ferry Terminal. Caller is Marlin Prowell. This is a potluck event. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. More info: 360-676-1554, dance@januscom.com, www.bellinghamcountrydance.org.

Tango Popolare hosts their monthly

Experience Tango Buenos Aires Style on Sat., July 20 at the Presence Dance Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, from 8-11:30pm. Join us for an evening of Argentine tango music and dancing. A free orientation lesson will be held at 8pm. Cost: $10 / $7 students. Enjoy a warm, friendly environment and a great dance floor. No partner or experience required; open to all. Info: 360-708-8076 or secure@cnw.com.

Club Dance at BDC – Join us for West

Coast Swing, Hustle, Nightclub 2 Step, East Coast Swing and Blues on Sat., July 27, 7:30pm at Bellingham Dance Company, 1705 N. State St. Great music, good people, and lots of fun! Mini-lesson before each dance. Admission is $7 general / $5 students, seniors, and military. More info: 360-224-4082, bellinghamdancecompany@gmail.com, www.bellinghamdancecompany.com.

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The Neighborhood Playhouse –

Registration is now open for TNP’s 2013 Summer Drama Camps. • Theatre Under the Big Top! (K-grade 2), July 8-12, $145. • “Up the Down Staircase” (grades 6-12, by audition only), July 8-20, $275. • Page to Stage (grades 3-5), July 29-Aug. 2, $195. • Camp Comedy! (grades 6-12), July 29-Aug. 2, $195. All camps will be held at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St., Bellingham. For info and registration go to www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net.

Village Books – Registration is now open for Camp Village Books, a half-day, week-long summer camp Mon.-Fri., Aug. 5-9 for children ages 7-10. VB staff member Claire will lead kids through a variety of themed activities each day, including hands-on projects, book-related topics, and field trips around Fairhaven. Sessions will be from 1-5pm and will cost $129 per child. Registration is for the entire week and is limited to 10 campers. All registrations must be received by Wed., July 31. Register at the main counter at Village Books, or call 360-671-2626. A downloadable registration form is available on our website at www.VillageBooks.com.

Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden) is offering the following Camps and Workshops for Children:

Performing Arts – Kidz on Stage (ages 7-9), 2 weeks from Mon., July 8-Fri., July 19, 10am-11:30am, $210. Instructor: Nancy Jones. • Performing Arts – Kidz on Stage (ages 10-12), 2 weeks from Mon., July 8-Fri., July 19, 1-2:30pm, $210. Instructor: Nancy Jones. • Cultural Folk Tales with Puppetry (ages 6-14), Tues., July 9 and Wed., July 10, 9:30am-12:30pm or 1:30-4:30pm, $85. Instructors: Andy Koch and Trisha Dawn Coggins. This 2-day workshop will also be offered Wed., July 24 and Thurs., July 25. • Music – Hand Drumming (ages 10+), Wednesdays, July 10-Aug. 7, 6:30-7:30pm, $60. Instructor: Nathan Matson. • Sculpting with Legos® (ages 7-11), Saturdays, July 13, 20, 27, 10am-noon or 1-3pm, $65. Instructor: Liz Christner. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Summer Arts Camps at Gabriel’s Art Kids – Six weeks of summer camps run

from July 8-Aug. 16. Each camp is one week, Mon.-Fri., full-day or half-day sessions. Join us for dance and movement, music, ceramics, theatre and creative play, fantasy art, adventure activities, and discovery through imagination and experimentation. Camps are: Week #1: Rock, Paper, Scissors, July 8-12; Week #2: Fairy Tales, July 15-19; Week #3: Inner and Outer Space, July 22-26; Week #4: Diversity University, July 29-Aug. 2; Week #5: Water Week, Aug. 5-9; and Week #6: Mysteries and Riddles, Aug. 12-16. Gabriel’s Art Kids is located at 1415 Dupont St., Bellingham. Cost is $95-$135. More info and to register: 360-393-0107, Entertainment News Northwest ~ July 2013

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Summer Dance Camps at the Dance Studio – The Dance Studio offers the

following upcoming summer camps: ages 3-9, July 8-11 & 15-18; ages 12 and up in intermediate and advanced ballet, July 8-12; and ages 10-13, July 22-25 in a variety of dance styles. Drop-in classes will begin in August. We offer classes in pointe, ballet technique and performance, jazz, tap, contemporary/lyrical, hip hop, musical theater, adagio, creative and Zumba® for ages 3 to adult, beginning to advanced levels. The Dance Studio is located at 1820 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. Camp costs vary. More info and to register: 360-7341595, thedancestudio.setter@gmail.com, www.thedancestudio.net.

WWU Lakewood Jr. Sailing Camp –

WWU Lakewood Jr. Sailing Camp for ages 11-18 is the oldest and most comprehensive sailing program in Whatcom County. Young sailors and windsurfers master skills in a natural environment on Lake Whatcom. Camps will meet from 10am-1pm on the following dates: July 1-7; July 8-12; July 15-19; July 22-26; July 29-Aug. 2; Aug. 5-9; Aug. 12-16; Aug. 19-23 (also 2-5pm); Aug. 26-30. The Lakewood Water Sport Facility is located at 2410 Lake Whatcom Blvd., Bellingham. Cost is $125 for Sailing Camp / $110 for Windsurfing Camp. More info and to register: 360-650-3308, youth@wwu.edu, www.wwu.edu/youth.

WWU Odyssey of Science & Arts Camps – WWU Odyssey of Science &

Arts, a unique academic experience in a state-of-the-art university setting, returns this July and August to provide learning opportunities where discoveries are almost endless for students entering grades 4-9. Camp dates include: July 15-19; July 22-28; July 29-Aug. 2. Camps begin each day at 8:30am at WWU, 516 High St., Bellingham. Cost is $179 per session. More info: 360-650-3308, youth@wwu.edu, www.wwu.edu/youth.

Summer Dance Camps at Whatcom Fitness – Registration is now open for

Day-to-Day Dance Camps that will feature a sampling of different styles of dance (ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop) and creative dance camp activities. Camps will be held at Whatcom Fitness, 250 G St. in Blaine on the following dates: July 8-12 (ages 11-15), 3-6pm, $150. To register, email artistic director Sabrina GomezVannelli at daytodaydance@gmail.com or call Whatcom Fitness at 360-332-8167 to have your child placed on the list. Register now as space is limited.

Bellingham Children’s Theatre –

Summer Camps. Registration is now open for summer camps for kids ages 8-15 from July 8-Aug. 2, featuring flash mobs, theatre games, “city clowning,” swordfighting and more! Camps include: Random Acts & Sneaky Set-Ups (July 2-6);

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Sensational Toddlers Program – Wutcraker Boot-Camp (July 15-19); “Sprinkle Park: the Musical” (July 22-26); and “Wozard of Iz” (July 29-Aug. 2). All camps run from noon-5pm (5:30 pick-up option) and cost $150. (Special permission needed for ages 6-7.) To register, email BCT founder and artistic director Drue Robinson at bhamchildrenstheatre@me.com or call 360-734-9999, or visit www.BellinghamChildrensTheatre.com.

Robotics Classes – Beginning Robotics

Level 1: Utilizing Lego® Bricks to Make Robots (ages 6-9) – Working in teams of two, students will use Lego® WeDo Education software to build working Lego® models. The variety of structures created in this class allow students to gain an understanding of gears, pulley systems, motors and sensors, while the icon-based software allows students to quickly learn to program their creations. This four-day class will be held Mon.-Thurs., July 8-11, from 10am-noon at St. Paul’s Academy, 1509 E. Victor St., Bellingham. Cost is $100. • Robotics Engineering 3.1: Using Lego® Mindstorms (ages 10-12) – Students are challenged to further their knowledge of Mindstorms programming and engineering. They will build upon their programming and problem-solving skills by making their robots solve real-world engineering challenges related to renewable energy. This four-day class will be held Mon.-Thurs., July 8-11, from 1-3pm at St. Paul’s Academy. Cost is $100. More info and to pre-register: 360-5272641, BricksandBeyond@gmail.com, www.BricksandBeyond.com.

Disney’s The Jungle Book: Kids Summer Acting Camp – The jungle is

jumping with jazz in this exciting Disney classic presented by Northwest Washington Theatre Group. This will be one of the most fun summer camps yet with Kristi Thies directing and all your favorite Disney tunes like “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wanna Be Like You.” For ages 8-18. Camp will be held Mon.Fri., July 22-Aug. 2, 10am-2pm at Cascade Business Park, 5373 Guide Meridian, F5, Bellingham. Campers will perform their show Thurs. and Fri., Aug. 1 and 2 at 7pm. Tuition is 1st child $175 / 2nd child $150 / 3rd child $125. More info and to register: 360-354-1912, thies1736@comcast.net, www.nwtg.org.

Art Camps for Children at Lucia Arts – Lucia Arts is offering two one-day

camps for kids this summer: “Hands in Clay” (ages 8 and up), Tues., July 30, 1:30-4pm, $105; “The Arts Connection for Children” (ages 6-8), Mon., Aug. 5, 1:30-4pm, $125. Lucia Arts is located in the Sunnyland neighborhood of Bellingham. More info and to register: 360-510-1979, lucia4arts@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/LuciaArts.

Come join us for this “sense”ational weekly parent-child play program for children with and without special needs (18 months to 3 years) at Whatcom Center for Early Learning (WCEL). See how creative those little hands can be as they experiment and explore with paint, paper, play dough, glitter, goop and gak. The child-friendly environment at WCEL will spark your child’s imagination and self-expression while promoting socialization and motor development. Dress for mess! Contact Bellingham Parks & Rec at 360-778-7000 for more info and to sign up for the Summer Sessions: Tues.,

July 23-Aug 13, 10-11:30am; and Thurs., July 25-Aug. 15 from 10-11:30am. Sessions held at 2001 H St., Bellingham. Cost is $50 / session. More info: 360-671-3660 ext. 100 or www.wcel.net.

Kids Summer Storytimes – Check out

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Skagit Valley Highland Games by Osa Hale It’s a time-honored tradition: the Scottish clans come together each year, bringing their strongest lads to “heavy” athletic events, to compete and stay in shape and entertain the rest of the clan. Now, the annual festivities include social and competitive dancing, sheepdog trials, whiskey tasting and scores of folk music. For 19 years now, the Celtic Arts Foundation has put on the Skagit Valley Highland Games, a festival that brings together the community in a celebration of Scottish and Celtic traditions. Skye Richendrfer, executive director of the foundation, emphasized the vitality of bringing people together. “It’s more important now than ever for communities to come together,” Richendrfer said. “We stick with traditional things to honor our culture, but always make it fresh and new so everyone can enjoy it.” On July 13 and 14, Mount Vernon’s Edgewater Park will be filled with what Richendrfer calls a Celtic three-ring circus. Visitors to the Highland Games can see dancers competing on the stage, check out various tents for whiskey tasting and crafts, marvel at the talent of sheepdogs and their masters, or watch athletes throw stones and logs in customary games. All of the eye-catching and tasty Celtic delights to be found at the Highland games will be accompanied by traditional music. Skillful performers will be playing fiddles, harps and bagpipes. “It is folk music; it is the music of the people,” Richendrfer said. “These people are incredibly talented at what they do.” Impacts from the Skagit River bridge collapse have been felt throughout the Pacific Northwest and Lower Mainland regions. The Skagit Valley Highland Games annually attracts people traveling from the north who will benefit from having the I-5 bridge reopened. Event organizers have announced that the Highland Games Opening Ceremonies on both Saturday and Sunday (held approximately at noon) will include special recognition of the bridge reopening. Tickets for the games can be purchased in one- or two-day passes, with prices ranging from $10-$14 for students, seniors, and military personnel and $13-$18 for other adults. Children under 5 years old do not require tickets, and family passes (available for any group of 4) are $30 for one day and $40 for two days. Photos courtesy of the Skagit Valley Highland Games.

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(ages 1-3) at Lynden Public Library, Fridays, 9:30-10am (through July 26); Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) at North Fork Community Library, Tuesdays, 10:30-11am (through July 30). For details visit www.wcls.org.

Where’s Waldo? – In Fairhaven, of

course. Kids, parents and Waldo-lovers of all ages are invited to join Village Books again this year for the month-long scavenger hunt to find the elusive Waldo hidden in 25 local businesses around Fairhaven. Pick up a “Find Waldo in Fairhaven” passport at any of the participating stores to start your search. Once you’ve found the six-inch cardboard Waldo hidden within each shop, ask a shop employee to stamp your passport. Bring your stamped passport to Village Books. Passports with at least 10 store stamps will receive an “I Found Waldo” sticker, while supplies last. Passports with at least 20 store stamps are eligible to be entered in a drawing for various Waldo books and products. There is no charge to participate, and the game lasts for the entire month of July, with a celebration Wed., July 31, at 6pm at Village Books.

Come in your red stripes and glasses. Bike your way over if you’d like, with everybodyBIKE’s Where’s Waldo family bike ride from the Depot Market Square, leaving at 5:15pm. Join us for a chance to win some great prizes, and spot Waldo in the store! 1200 11th St. in Fairhaven. More info: www.villagebooks.com, 360-671-2626.

Dig Into Play Dates at the Library –

A fun themed event every week (Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am), including worm bins, sea life, digging equipment, mud drawings, and more for ages 1-5 years! Pick up your play date schedule at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd Street. More info: Cindy Leffel at 360-305-3600.

Toddler Art – A fun and great way to

play and interact with your child, ideal for 2-4 year olds. This program introduces children and their adults to arts and crafts that not only are fun, but also help with color recognition, fine motor skills, hand eye coordination and more! Every session features a new project and focus. Join us on Wednesdays and Fridays, 10-11am, at the Whatcom Museum Family Interactive Gallery (FIG) in the Lightcatcher Building. Admission: $10 general / $8 student, senior, military / $4.50 children under 5 / museum members free, plus suggested donation of $2 for materials, 250 Flora St., Bellingham. More info: 360-778-8930, www.whatcommuseum.org.

WCLS Kid’s Summer Fun Schedule –

There are lots of fun things for kids to do at WCLS Libraries this July: Treasure Hunt (ages 4-11) at Blaine Public Library, July 3, 10:30-11:30am; Ferndale Public Library, July 9, 2-3pm; Lynden Public Library, July 18, 10:30-11:30am. • Pet Fair (ages 4-11) at Everson Community Library, July 3, 10:30-11:30am; Blaine Public Library, July 17, 10:30-11:30am. • Miniature Horses (ages 4-11) at Everson Community Library, July 10, 10:30-11:30am; Ferndale Public Library, July 23, 2-3pm. • Worms (grades K-5) at Everson Community Library, July 17, 10:30-11:30am. • Lego® Creation Show & Tell (ages 4-11) at Ferndale Public Library, July 2, 2-3pm; Everson Community Library, July 24, 10:30-11:30am; Blaine Public Library, July 31, 10:30-11:30am. • Ice Cream & Sun Catchers (ages 4-11) at Everson Community Library, July 31, 10:30-11:30am. • Children’s Craft Fair (grades K-5, registration required) at Ferndale Public Library, July 16, 2-3pm. • Digging Machines (ages 4-11) at Ferndale Public Library, July 30, 2-3pm. • Clay & Caverns (ages 4-11) at Lynden Public Library, July 11, 10:30-11:30am. For details visit www.wcls.org.

Old Fashioned 4th – Join us for an

old fashioned July 4th celebration in downtown Blaine. All-day events begin Thurs., July 4 at 8am with a pancake breakfast and end with fabulous fireworks at 10:15pm. During the day, enjoy a huge car show, 80+ street vendors, kids’ games

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and rides, ferry rides and live music featuring Maggie’s Fury, Sabrina y Los Reyes, Jaded Lovers, and Halleck Street Ramblers. Free admission. More info: 360-332-4544, vic@cityofblaine.com, www.blainechamber.com/events.

July 4th Parade, Picnic and Fireworks in La Conner – Enter the

parade or watch as it moves through town. Come to the picnic afterwards, hosted by La Conner Kiwanis. Enjoy fireworks over the Swinomish Channel. Parade starts at north end of First Street at 11:30am; picnic follows in Pioneer Park; fireworks begin at 10pm and can be watched from the public docks or along First Street. Free admission. More info: 360-466-4778, info@laconnerchamber.com, www.lovelaconner.com.

Speeder Rides – The Bellingham Railway Museum (BRM) is running its third season of speeder train rides every Saturday through Aug. 31 from 11am-4pm. Speeders are vintage gas-powered track maintenance vehicles that were used in track inspections. The BRM runs speeders along a 100-year-old historic track. Rides start at Orchard Place between W. Orchard Dr. and Birchwood Ave., one block east of Meridian St. and just north of Cornwall Park in Bellingham. Cost is $3 adults / $2 kids. Info: 360-393-7540, bellinghamrailwaymuseum@gmail.com, www.bellinghamrailwaymuseum.org.

Isabel Suppé (High Altitude Climber, Cyclist, Survivor, Author) – Isabel

Suppé, an amazing explorer and adventurer, will tell her story about surviving a 1,100 foot fall while climbing in the Bolivian Andes in 2010. She spent two days crawling over jagged ice and rock with an exposed fracture before being rescued. After being told she would never climb again, one year later Isabel defied all odds and solo summited a new climbing route while on crutches on Serkhe Khollu, an isolated and difficult mountain in the Bolivian Andes. She then cycled across the United States to raise funds for her mounting medical bills. She returned to her homeland, Germany, only to leave again on a cycling adventure from Morocco to Africa. Fourteen surgeries later, Isabel is still climbing and riding her bicycle. She will be selling and signing copies of her book, Starry Night, on Sat., July 6, 2-4:30pm, at the Central Bellingham Library Lecture Room. Contact Deborah Brewer at 360-778-7210 for more info.

Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema – Big

screen movies of adventure, animation and comedy paired with live entertainment can all be found in the schedule for this summer’s Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema presented by Ben Kinney & Keller Williams Realty. The fourteenth annual Saturday evening affair continues in July with independent Wes Anderson hit “Moonrise Kingdom” on July 6, “Back to the Future”

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on July 13, the spoofy-cultish comedy about a cappella singing “Pitch Perfect” on July 20, and 2012 animated favorite “Brave” on July 27. August showings include 2012 action sensation “The Hunger Games” on Aug. 3, the visually amazing stop-motion animation of “Fantastic Mr. Fox” on Aug. 10, “Singin’ in the Rain” on Aug. 17 and annual favorite “The Princess Bride” on Aug. 24. Movies are shown on the 30-foot screen at the Village Green in the historic Fairhaven community of south Bellingham. Hot pizza from Fairhaven Pizza and tasty kettle corn are available for purchase. Events are rain or shine with ground seating available on grass and limited chair seating permitted on the surrounding brick areas. Admission is $5 per person, ages 5 and under free, and includes an evening of live entertainment and the chance to win fun prizes. The Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema is produced by Epic Events and supported by the Historic Fairhaven Association, Cascadia Weekly, KAFE 104.1 and Fairhaven.com. More info about the series can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FairhavenOutdoorCinema or at www.FairhavenOutdoorCinema.com.

displayed at impromptu backyard galleries including paintings, sculpture, music, and more. The Stomp will kick off at 2pm with the highly anticipated Great Chicken Race at Sunnyland Park. Backyard galleries will open at 4pm and close at 9pm. Free admission. More info: www.sunnylandstomp.com.

Horseshoe Tourney and Potluck in the Park – Neigh, neigh, neighbor! Grab

your shoes – horseshoes that is – and join us Sun., July 14, 3-7pm, at Nooksack City Park, 604 Nooksack Ave., for the 9th Annual Horseshoe Tournament sponsored by the Glen Echo Community Club in conjunction with the Everson-Nooksack Summer Festival. Open to all ages who can pitch a shoe into the pit. Cost is $3 to

qualify beginning at 3pm. Bellingham Horseshoe Club will show us how to play. Potluck will be at 5:30pm; beverages and hot grill provided. If horseshoes are not your game you are encouraged to just come and watch. No cost to attend. More info: Gary 360-966-3366.

Vaudevillingham! The Monthly Uncensored Variety Show Fundraiser for the Bellingham Circus Guild! – The 15th of every month comes a totally new/different show, no pre-screening, all-volunteer, local and out-of-towners, novice and veteran performers, dance, aerial, comedy, magic, juggling, burlesque and more, acts from raw to polished. All

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FIG Art Club Workshop – Great for

children 5+ to develop and expand their artistic skills. Led by the FIG Education Team, aspiring artists will be introduced to a specific topic related to art, then create their own masterpiece in a group setting at the Whatcom Museum Family Interactive Gallery (FIG) in the Lightcatcher Building every Wed. and Thurs., 1:30-3:30pm unless otherwise posted (no workshops July 3 and 4). Regular admission rates plus materials fee of $7 non-members / $5 Museum members. Info: figinfo@cob.org, 360-778-8930, www.whatcommuseum.org.

Ferndale Flicks in the Park: “The Hunger Games” – Free outdoor movie

night on Fri., July 12, 8:30pm at Pioneer Park, 2002 Cherry St. Remember to bring your blankets or chairs. Seating will be stadium-style with blankets in the front and lawn chairs in the back. Movie will start after sunset with food vendors and entertainment starting at dusk. Free admission. More info: 360-384-3042, christi@ferndale-chamber.com, www.ferndale-chamber.com.

Ride the Library Float! Children, meet

at Nooksack Valley Middle School at 10am on Sat., July 13 to help us fill our Library float for the Everson-Nooksack Summer Festival Parade. Dress in garden clothes to celebrate our theme, Dig into Reading! (Children under 5 years old need to be accompanied by an adult). More info: 360-305-3600.

Sunnyland Stomp 2013 – Bellingham’s Sunnyland neighborhood is gearing up once again for the 5th Annual Sunnyland Stomp on Sat., July 13, 2-9pm. The celebration will feature a variety of works of art produced by neighborhood artists

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the money raised goes back into the guild to help continue its mission to assist and support the circus arts community of Whatcom County, to promote circus arts to the community at large, and to radically proliferate delight at every opportunity! Join us Mon., July 15, at 7pm or 9pm at The Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. in Fairhaven. Doors open at 6:30pm for the 7pm show and at 8:30pm for the 9pm show. Suggested donation is $5-$10. More info: belingham-circus-guild@googlegroups.com or www.bellinghamcircusguild.com.

Lego® Creator’s Club – If you like

Legos®, this is the club for you. Meet new people and build new things each month! It’s free, it’s fun and Legos® are provided. For grades 3-5. Join us Sat., July 20, 3-5pm at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. More info: Dianne Smith at 360-305-3600.

Southfork Summerfest – Southfork

Summerfest is an annual event devoted to family and friends in the Nooksack River Country and held this year on Sun., July 21, 12:30-9pm at Josh Vander Yacht Memorial Park, 4106 Valley Hwy. in Deming. Music is provided by Band Zandt and Beet. Throughout the day, candidates for Whatcom County offices will be on hand to meet the public. The JVM Park has basketball, pickle ball, handball, jungle gym, swings and horseshoes. The commemorative “Reading of Names” of regional youth is at 4pm with a potluck at 5:30pm. Arts and crafts vendors should contact Jeff at 360-592-2297. Free admission. More info: 360-592-2297, goodbuy@everybodys.com.

2nd Annual Taylor Shellfish-tival –

The 2nd Annual Taylor Shellfish-tival will be held Wed., July 24, 11am-4pm, at Taylor Shellfish Farms on Chuckanut Drive.

Local organizations will host tons of fun, kid-friendly activities such as fairy houses, shell art, button making, and water quality testing! Enjoy the live-touch tank from the Marine Life Center as well as low tide beach walks at noon and 2pm. Food/ snacks will be available for purchase (steamed clams, BBQ oysters, and hot dogs) at this free family day down at the farm! More info: www.taylorshellfish.com.

Singer, Storyteller Courtney Campbell! Be entertained by the

co-creator/writer of the award winning children’s TV/DVD series Mustard Pancakes. She is a singer, songwriter, and master storyteller who can light up a room full of children like no one else. For ages 4-11 years. Don’t miss this inspiring, hilarious entertainer Thurs., July 25, 10:30-11:30am, at the Lynden Public Library, 216 4th Street. More info: Tina Bixby at 360-305-3600.

Old Settlers Picnic and Grand Parade – The Old Settlers Picnic and

Grand Parade will be held Thurs.-Sun., July 25-28, at Pioneer Park, 2002 Cherry St., Ferndale. Check out the website to see this year’s entertainment! Free general admission / Friday night entertainment $10 in advance, $15 at the door. More info: 360-224-8128, WhatcomOldSettlers@gmail.com, www.whatcomoldsettlers.com.

Storytelling with Rosemary Vohs: Once Upon a Time in the Garden –

Stories for the whole family will be told by Rosemary Vohs, a beloved storyteller, on Fri., July 26, from 7-8pm in the Children’s Story Garden at Hovander Homestead Park, 5299 Neilsen Rd., Ferndale. Milk and cookies will be served. Bring along chairs and/or blankets. Free admission. More info: 360-676-6736 or childrensstorygarden@yahoo.com.

War Birds Over Whatcom – The Bell

Air R/C Flyers War Birds event will be held Sat. & Sun., July 27 & 28 from 9:30am4:30pm at the Bell Air Model Airfield located on Red River Road just west of Haxton Way (I-5 exit 260). The event features radio-controlled scale flying models of military aircraft spanning all the wars through the most modern jet fighters and bombers. See Snoopy’s flying dog house attack the Red Baron. Food available. Free admission, but donations for the Food Bank in the form of nonperishable food items or cash are requested. More info: 360-927-1833 or www.bellairrcflyers.com.

BBQ Lunch and Bake Sale – All are welcome to stop in at the Ferndale Senior Activity Center for a delicious BBQ Beef Lunch and Bake Sale during the Old Settlers Picnic and Grand Parade at Pioneer Park on Sat., July 27 from 11am-3pm. The BBQ Beef will be prepared by Kelli’s O’Deli. Proceeds go to the Senior Center, 1999 Cherry St. More info: 360-384-6244. Glen Echo School Reunion – Come

ring the school bell! The Glen Echo Community Club is honored to host the Glen Echo School reunion (the last graduating class was 1939) on Sat., July 27. Alumni, family, friends and the community are welcome to come enjoy friendship and food at the former school building (which is now the Glen Echo Community Building) at 7694 Goodwin Rd., Everson. We will begin gathering at 11:30am. Community potluck lunch will begin promptly at noon. Please bring a dish to share and your own table service. Ham, buns and refreshments will be provided. Any questions please call Jim Berg at 360-733-9419 or email tuxedowa@comcast.net. More info: www.glenechocommunityclub.org.

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents “Robinson Crusoe” at the Mount Baker Theatre on Sat., July 27, 3pm and 7pm. “The Wizard of Oz” will be presented Sat., Aug. 3, 3pm and 7pm. “Blackbeard the Pirate” will be presented Sat., Aug. 11, 3pm and 7pm. Tickets are $10 adults / $6 youth and seniors, available at 360-734-6080, or online at www.mountbakertheatre.com.

Drayton Harbor Days – Celebrate

Blaine’s maritime history Sat. and Sun., Aug. 3 and 4, 10am-5pm, at the harbor (235 Marine Dr.) with a homemade raft race, dinghy race, model boat displays, exhibits and demonstrations, arts and crafts, and food. Special kids’ events feature a pirate theme with games, prizes and costume contest. The main attractions are tours aboard the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. Free admission. More info: 360-332-4544, vic@cityofblaine.com or www.blainechamber.com/events.

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