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TABLE OF CONTENTS JULY 2014 FEATURES: Blind Boys of Alabama to perform at Lincoln Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Don’t Miss The 53rd Annual Anacortes Arts Festival! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Downtown Sounds Celebrates 10th Anniversary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Enjoy MBT Summer Rep in the State-of-the-art Walton Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Marrowstone Makes Musicians – Fabled Festival Flourishes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Mount Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Skagit Artists Together 2014 Studio Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Slainte! Skagit Games Celebrate 20 Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 The Bite of Skagit at Waterfront Park in Anacortes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 The Blaine Jazz Festival is now the Drayton Harbor Music Festival and Camp . . . . . . . 6

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On the cover: The Mt. Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival, 2013 recipient of the Blues Foundation’s

Keeping the Blues Alive award for best festival in the United States takes place Aug. 1-3 at the Deming Log Show Grounds. The 2014 festival artwork is by Stephen Peringer. See feature, page 3.

JULY 2014 Volume 11 Number 6 P.O. Box 2606 • Bellingham, WA 98227-2606 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: ©2014 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 Christopher Key is an actor and director who lives in Bellingham and writes to help support his theatrical addiction. 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 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 Zoe Bronstein grew up surrounded by theater and music, largely due to her family and community. She got her BA in English with a minor in theater at the University of San Francisco. A native of Bellingham and the Bay Area, she acts, sings, and directs in addition to writing for ENNW. n Marla Bronstein is a playwright, director, actress and freelance writer who enjoys keeping busy and relaxing.

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Mount Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival by Osa Hale Ah, the Deming Log Show Grounds in the middle of summer. Hot sun, green grass, a multitude of folksy log-centered statues... It’s hard to imagine a more perfect venue for a three-day bluesy music festival. Luckily, we don’t have to. For nearly 20 years, the Mount Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival has proven to be a small yet powerful festival, making the summer even hotter with musicians that rock hard, from legendary headliners to local artists. This year, it will be taking place on August 1, 2 and 3.

Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, which inspired him to pursue his musical career in Chicago, coming up in the heyday of modern blues in the area. Today, he remains an incredibly talented guitar player and performer whose music smoothly navigates blues, rock, and even gospel and doo-wop. Like all music festivals worth their salt, the three-day rhythm & blues extravaganza will include vendors selling

On Sat., Aug. 2 from 9pm until closing, The Steepwater Band from Chicago will tear up the stage!

Elvin Bishop, nominated in four categories of the Blues Foundation’s Awards, takes the stage from 7-8:30pm on Sat., Aug. 2.

The talent will include such unique acts as 12-year-old guitar prodigy Caspian Coberly; Chicago-based gutsy rockers The The Mt. Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival, 2013 recipient of the Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Steepwater Band; spiritual leader and Blues Alive award for best festival in the United gospel artist Rev. Deb Engelhardt; States takes place Aug. 1-3. Ori Naftaly Band Australian roots sensation Harper; and the will perform at 9pm on opening night. mesmerizing Scott Holt, a veteran of food and crafts and a beer garden. A Buddy Guy’s band and a gifted artist. weekend pass will also include free Though these names alone are enough camping, a staple of a solid summer music to get a blues-loving heart pounding, the festival. The campground will open at star attraction of this year’s festival will be 10am on Friday, Aug. the one and 1. While pets and only Elvin fireworks are Bishop. Bishop forbidden, free has worked showers are included with legendary (soap comes with the blues musicians shower, but you’ve such as Clifton got to bring your own Chenier, John towel). There are also Lee Hooker, 55 full RV hookups, B.B. King, and available for $40 The Allman each. Brothers. The music starts Growing up in on Friday, Aug. 1, at first Iowa and 5pm. On Saturday then and Sunday, the Oklahoma, music will start earlier, Bishop was packing as much influenced by Gifted songwriter and performer, Scott Holt, will play at rocking rhythm into Jimmy Reed, 7:30pm and close down the festival on Sun., Aug. 3. email editor@ennw.info • See www.ennw.info for “News, Reviews and Updates”

the weekend as possible. The performers go on until around midnight, at which point, an indoor All-Star Jam commences, and the rockin’ doesn’t stop until 2am. As an added bonus, after rocking out all day to a delightful variety of asskicking musicians, festival-goers will have a chance on both Saturday and Sunday evening to win a gorgeous Fender Stratocaster guitar in a raffle. The proceeds of the raffle, which is put on by the Festival, along with Bikers Fighting Cancer and Hugo Helmer Music, will go toward supporting local families battling cancer. Day passes for Saturday or Sunday are $60-$65, while a weekend pass costs $125. Only the weekend pass includes free camping and admission to the acclaimed after-hours All Star Jam. VIP packages, which include backstage access, VIP camping, and a festival T-shirt, among other amenities, go for $170, and there are only 100 available. All told, the festival has 2,000 tickets available, and is expected to sell out. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bakerblues.com or by calling 360-383-0850. They are also available at Hugo Helmer Music in Burlington and at Avalon Music in Bellingham.

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Downtown Sounds Celebrates 10th Anniversary by Joanna Nesbit Downtown Sounds is turning 10 this summer with its most diverse lineup yet. This popular, family-friendly, and FREE summer outdoor music series is celebrating its fifth season on Bay Street and its tenth anniversary since its alley origins. “Downtown Sounds appeals to anyone who loves music and community,” says Lindsey Payne, event manager. “People love it because they can come downtown, listen to fun music, bump into friends, have a beer, and watch their kids hula hoop. It’s a great community event.” The street concerts are held on Wednesdays from July 9 to August 6 on Bay Street between Woods Coffee and the Pickford Cinema, with doors opening at 5:30pm and music from 6-9pm. Each concert includes a warm-up act. Here’s a look at this season’s lineup. July 9: MarchFourth Marching Band with Galactic Cirque Troop – Hailing from Portland, MarchFourth is just as funky as its hometown. Part circus troop, part musical extravaganza, MarchFourth (aka M4) features unique marching bandthemed costumes and a kaleidoscope of dancers, stilt walkers, drummers, horn players, and guitarists. They performed here two years ago and are back for a

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journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the African jungle via American funk, rock, and jazz (www.marchfourthmarchingband.com). Galactic Cirque Troupe opens the show. This group of local hula-hoop performers hoop with single, multiple, and LED hoops. July 16: The Prime Time Band with The Austerman File – Comprised of musicians from Bellingham, Seattle, and Vancouver, this R&B / soul band performs original tunes and covers influenced by Earth, Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, and Quincy Jones. It’s worth noting that this performance is your last chance to see them, as the band will be disbanding after this date to pursue other projects. Opening the act, The Austerman File plays a fusion of reggae, funk, and blues. July 23: Polecat with Hillstomp – Formed in Bellingham, the popular 5-member Polecat mixes bluegrass, country, Celtic, rock, reggae, and world music into their sound for wide audience appeal (www.polecatmusic.com). Portland duo Hillstomp specializes in “junkbox blues” on a variety of homemade instruments including buckets, cans, and barbecue lids – plus guitars – for a distinctive brand of hill country blues stomp (www.hillstomp.com). July 30: Publish the Quest with 3 on the Tree – Seattle’s Publish the Quest performs danceable music that combines blues, rock, ska, and world pop with a thumping bass, horns, guitar, and powerful lyrics (www.publishthequest.com). Bellingham’s 3 on the Tree, a funky fresh jam band, plays a mix of acoustic and electric sounds with songs ranging from political to

introspective to getting funky on the dance floor. August 6: Voyager with The Trees: A Rush Tribute – Feel nostalgic for a certain decade? Voyager specializes in ‘80s rock / glam rock. Join these Bellingham intergalactic youngsters for a familyfriendly version of this music genre. The Trees: A Rush Tribute are a group of top Bellingham musicians who have come together for one reason only: to RUSH! For extra family fun, Downtown Sounds features 3-4 food vendors per concert as well as Boundary Bay’s beverage garden for 21+. Rocket Donuts sponsors The Kids Corner (8 and under) for entertainment with street chalk, bubbles, and activities by Play Lab. Sponsors abound for this series and deserve a hearty shout out, starting with key event sponsor SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention. Other sponsors are Boundary Bay Brewery, Bayou on Bay, Wild Buffalo, Chrysalis Inn & Spa, Toni & Guy Hair Academy, and many more. For a complete list and more information, visit www.downtownbham.wordpress.com. The concert series is free, but this year the nonprofit Downtown Bellingham Partnership is reaching out to the community for help to keep the event alive. What started as a small concert has grown into a major seasonal event with corresponding costs. To make a donation – any amount is appreciated – visit www.fundly.com/downtownsounds.

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Marrowstone Makes Musicians – Fabled Festival Flourishes by Christopher Key Since 1943, the Marrowstone Music Festival has grown into the premiere training ground for young musicians in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring internationally acclaimed faculty and guest artists from the world’s most distinguished orchestras, conservatories and schools of music, Marrowstone is an assiduously sought-after citation on one’s musical resume. The festival may have moved from its namesake island, but the dedication to superb musicianship remains. “The festival’s first seasons were on Marrowstone Island,” said Music Director Stephen R. Radcliffe. “We then moved to Port Townsend. As the Festival grew in enrollment, reputation

and stature, more professional facilities were required to accommodate an expanded program with three orchestras and a robust chamber music program. We are now located on the campus of Western Washington University in Bellingham.” Some rather famous people can claim one or more summers at Marrowstone. “There are many accomplished musicians that have passed through the Marrowstone program over the years,” Radcliffe said. “Among them are Rolf Smedvig who at age 18, after attending Marrowstone, became the principal trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and is now lead trumpet with the Empire Brass Quintet.” Anyone familiar with that aggregation will recognize the quintet’s dozens of recordings. Steven Ansell, principal viola with the Boston Symphony Orchestra is also a major classical recording artist. “Marrowstone alumni play in virtually every major symphony orchestra in America, and in many abroad, Radcliffe said. “But there are also those that have been successful in other fields as well,

such as David Horsey, three-time Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist.” While the students at Marrowstone are a distinguished group simply for having gotten in, the faculty reads like a Who’s Who. “The internationally acclaimed faculty

Faculty Chamber Musicians will return for a performance on Thursday, August 7, 7:30pm at the PAC. The Marrowstone Chamber Orchestra will follow on Saturday, August 9, 7:30pm at the PAC. The festival orchestras will unite for the grand finale on Sunday, August 10, 3pm at the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are available at the following locations: WWU Box Office, 360-6506146; Village Books, 800-392-8665; Community Food Co-op, 360-734-8158. Online ordering can be accomplished at www.tickets.com/search/?s=marrowstone. Photos courtesy of the Marrowstone Music Festival.

(many are members of major symphony orchestras and professors at noted conservatories of music) are the heart and soul of the Festival,” Radcliffe said. “This season, the Music Director Emeritus of the Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, will be conducting the orchestra in the Sunday, August 3, concert.” Because Marrowstone is primarily a teaching festival, the performances focus on a specific category of works.

Trips and Tours Sponsored by the Whatcom County Council on Aging –

Upcoming trips and tours include Leavenworth: Little Bavaria and Musicals (July 23-25, $495); Seattle Mariners vs. New York Mets (July 23, $72); BC Sunshine Coast Day Tour (July 24, $124); Jetty Island and Hibulb Cultural Center (July 30, $59.99); Honolulu, Oahu: Island Paradise in Fall (Nov. 11-17, $1499); New York City Holiday Tour (Dec. 8-12, $1999); Seahawks Game & Phoenix, Arizona Tour (Dec. 19-22, $1799); Australia & New Zealand (March 19-April 8, 2015, $8819). All rates are per person double occupancy. More info and registration: 360-733-4030, bsacintern@gmail.com or www.wccoa.org.

“Our season repertoire is a little different from other orchestra offerings in Bellingham,” Radcliffe said. “We play the large romantic symphonic works that require huge orchestral forces. It’s a lot of fun and an amazing experience for both the musicians and the audiences alike. This year’s performances begin on Thursday, July 31 at 7:30pm with Faculty Chamber Music at Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center (PAC). Saturday, August 2, at 7:30pm, the Marrowstone Chamber Orchestra will perform at the PAC. The Marrowstone Festival Orchestras will take the stage on Sunday, August 3, 3pm at the PAC with Maestro Schwarz at the podium.

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The Blaine Jazz Festival is now the Drayton Harbor Music Festival and Camp The week of July 6-12, twenty worldclass musicians will converge in Blaine to teach students age 12-19. New programs for 2014 include A Cappella Choir, Songwriting, and Musical Theater. The music camp provides a fun, inspiring, 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.draytonharbormusic.org. Students who attend music camp find that they experience remarkable progress in one week. One student said, “The camp was more fun day by day because I’ve been learning and playing and sounding better at my instrument.” Another student wrote, “During private lessons and class, the instructors gave great insight and made me, musically, a better artist.” And another student commented, “Both my instructors make me laugh so hard, I can’t believe I can have so much fun while learning so much.” The Drayton Harbor Music Festival presents free noon concerts Monday through Friday at the scenic G St. Plaza in downtown Blaine, and by-donation evening concerts at the beautiful Performing Arts Center in Blaine. 2014 Festival Sponsor Semiahmoo Resort is hosting evening events Monday through Thursday. This year’s Blockbuster Opening Concert is Pearl Django with special guests from the Festival Faculty, Sunday, July 6 at 7pm in the Blaine PAC. The Blaine Jazz Faculty will perform JAZZ “a few of my favorite things . . .” at 7pm Tuesday, July 8 at the PAC. The Classical to Contemporary Faculty feature the music of Gene Pritsker on Wednesday, July 9, 7pm at the PAC. The Festival Faculty turns on the fully orchestrated sounds of a Big Band at the Big Band Benefit, 7:30pm Thursday, July 10 at the Semiahmoo Resort. The event is sponsored by Kathy Stauffer, Windermere Real Estate, and The Semiahmoo Resort. Tickets are $40 and available online, or call 360-820-8312. The Friday night Student Showcase features energizing student performances

and is sponsored by Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery. The evening culminates in a fabulous rendition of “Sing, Sing, Sing,” including all students and faculty, that brings the house down! The Art to Jazz Street Fair is Saturday, July 12 from 11am- 4pm, with student performances on both G and H Street Plazas in Blaine, providing a festive finish to the Drayton Harbor Music Camp and Festival. For more information and to register for camp, visit: www.draytonharbormusic.org.

Tuesday Open Mic at The Star Club – Marcia Guderian hosts Open Mic

every Tuesday (July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) at the Star Club (311 E. Holly St., Bellingham). Downtown Bellingham’s newest venue, The Star Club presents some of the area’s finest live music. The show will run from 7-10pm. Musician sign-up is in person beginning at 6:30pm. A piano, PA and amplification gear are provided. Come to entertain or to be entertained. No cover. More info: 360-647-4371, marcia@entendremusic.com or www.starclubbellingham.com.

Group Guitar Class – Guitar instructor

Sher Vadinska will be teaching a beginning guitar class every Wednesday evening in July (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) from 7:30-8:30pm at Wild Hare Music School (Meridian and Monroe Sts., Bellingham). Attendees will learn proper technique, chords, basic theory, and more. This five session class is open to people of all ages and abilities. Participants need only bring a guitar and the desire to learn. Seating is limited so please pre-register at 908-574-9144 or guitarplay@hush.com. Cost is $25.

Live in the Piano Lounge – Join us on

Thursdays in July at 5:30pm at Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden) for free live music in the Piano Lounge: Nuages (Gypsy/Manouche jazz), July 3. • Darla Bradshaw Lobb & Walt Burkett, July 10. • Skip Williams & Robert “Goldtooth” Ray (jazz keyboard and bass), July 17. • Peter Ali (Native American flute), July 24. • Anissa Caprina and Erik Snyder (jazz), July 31. No cover. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

BYJB in July – The Bellingham Youth Jazz Band (BYJB) under the direction of Mark Kelly presents the following free public concerts this summer: Fri., July 4 at 2:15pm, Zuanich Park; Sat., July 5 at 5:15pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal; Sat., July 19 at 11am at the Northwest Raspberry Festival in Lynden; Sat., July 19 at 7pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center; Sat., July 26 at 10:30am at Barkley

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Village Gazebo; Tues., July 29 at 7pm at Boundary Bay Beer Garden; Fri., Aug. 1 at 6pm at the Allied Arts Door Art Throwdown; Sat., Aug. 2 at 10:30am at the Bellingham Farmers Market; and Sat., Aug. 2 at 7pm on the Fairhaven Village Green. More info: 360-676-5750, markelly@oz.net or www.jazzproject.org.

Saturday Night Music at the “J” –

Join us at Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden) on Saturdays in July at 6:30pm for live music in the Piano Lounge: Chuck Dingee (classic rock/folk rock), July 5. • Biagio Biondolillo, July 12. • Jeff Fullner & Andrea Lynne (acoustic folk & pop from ‘50s to present), July 19. • Bob Sanders (jazz), July 26. No cover. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Bellingham Festival of Music July 5-20 – Under the direction of Maestro

Michael Palmer, the Bellingham Festival of Music provides a repertoire of the finest symphonic music. Many of the members of the premiere orchestra are principal players in major North American symphony orchestras. The festival also features world-famous guest artists and young rising stars. This summer’s WWU PAC Concert Hall performances include: Stefan Jackiw (violin), Sat., July 5, 7:30pm; Christina Smith (flute) and the Calidore String Quartet, Tues., July 8, 7:30pm; Calidore String Quartet, Thurs., July 10, 7:30pm; the concert version of Mozart’s opera The Abduction from the Seraglio, Sat., July 12, 7:30pm; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, Richard Goode (piano), Wed., July 16, 7:30pm; Pablo Villegas (guitar), Sun., July 20, 7:30pm. The following concerts will be held at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal: Chamber Music By the Bay, Sun., July 13, 4:00pm; and Pablo Villegas (guitar), Fri., July 18, 7:30pm. Call 360-650-6146 or email boxoffice@wwu.edu for tickets ranging from $12 (student) to $45. More info: 360-201-6621 or www.bellinghamfestival.org.

Otello – The Lincoln Theatre (712 S. 1st

St., Mount Vernon) presents an encore broadcast of The Met’s production of Verdi’s Otello on Wed., July 9 at 6:30pm. In Verdi’s retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Rene Fleming gives a captivating performance as Desdemona. As the title hero, Johan Botha delivers an imposing portrayal of a proud warrior brought down by jealousy, and Falk Struckmann is thrilling as Iago. Admission is $15 adults / $13 seniors / $11 students / $2 off members. More info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

3:30pm. Free admission, but donations toward room rent are welcome. More info: 360-982-8599, www.mdcinbellingham. blogspot.com or email sunsetjam@gmail.com.

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George Jones Tribute Shows – The

Haynie Opry (3314 Haynie Rd., Custer) will present tribute shows to the late George Jones on both Fri. & Sat., July 11 and 12 and Sat. & Sun., Aug. 9 & 10 at 7pm. The show will take the listener from Jones’ early hits, to duets that George and Tammy Wynette did over the course of their respective careers, and will finish with a re-creation of George Jones. Matt Audette and the Circle of Friends Band will portray George Jones and the Jones Boys respectively. The part of Tammy Wynette will be played by Vicki Jo Bock. Admission is $20 general / under 12 free. More info: 360-366-3321, wroder@comcast.net or www.thehaynieopry.com.

July Music Workshop at the “J” –

Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden) is offering the following workshop in July: Young Songwriters Workshop, Sat., July 12, 1-5pm, $45. Instructor: Havilah Rand. More info: info@jansenartcenter.org , 360354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org.

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 12 from 1:30-

Fiddlin’ Fox Sunny Sundays in July –

Sunny Sundays will be held from 2-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, featuring live music and free dance instruction. This year’s schedule includes – July 6: Saltwater Octet, Swing Jazz; July 13: Swamp Soul, Cajun; July 20: Balkanarama, Gypsy Balkan; and July 27: Alma Villegas, Latin Beat. Learn to dance ... hear the beat & move your feet to dance music from around the world!

Guemes Island Chamber Music Silent Film Performance – Guemes

Island Chamber Musicians perform in concert at the Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden) on Sun., July 6 at 4pm. Concert includes an accompanied Mary Pickford silent film. Admission is $15. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. email editor@ennw.info • See www.ennw.info for “News, Reviews and Updates”

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production of The Enchanted Island on Wed., July 16 at 6:30pm. A contemporary take on the 18th-century genre of the pastiche, this delightful Baroque fantasy brings together some of the greatest arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, and other composers, with a new English libretto by Jeremy Sams. Admission is $15 adults / $13 seniors / $11 students / $2 off members. More info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

John Conlee Performing at Skagit Valley Casino Resort – The John Conlee Show will bring an evening of

classic country to The Pacific Showroom (5984 N. Darrk Ln., Bow) on Fri. & Sat., July 18 & 19 at 8pm. A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1981, John Conlee’s career success began in 1978 with the release of his signature hit Rose Colored Glasses. Overall he has had 26 Top 20 hits with several reaching the coveted No. 1 spot on the national country charts. Admission is $28 / $32. More info: 877-275-2448 or www.theskagit.com.

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Blind Boys of Alabama to perform at Lincoln Theatre The Blind Boys of Alabama return to the Historic Lincoln Theatre on Friday, July 11 at 8pm. This is their first appearance at the Lincoln since their stunning sold-out concert in 2009. The five-time Grammy Award winning rockin’, soul gospel group from Alabama first sang together in 1944. Since then, the group’s output has spanned seven decades of tours and appearances, and produced a successful discography including their new album, produced by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, I’ll Find a Way. The performing core of the group consists of eight musicians, including four blind singers, original founding member Jimmy Carter, Benjamin Moore, Eric “Ricky” McKinnie, and Paul Beasley, plus the guitarist and musical director, Joey Williams. Rounding out the band will be a keyboard player, bass player, and drummer. Since their formation, the Blind Boys of Alabama have made it their selfproclaimed goal to spiritually uplift audiences. The group has been a source of inspiration for those with disabilities. In the words of Ricky McKinnie, “Our disability doesn’t have to be a handicap. It’s not about what you can’t do. It’s about what you do. And what we do is sing good gospel music.” Nearly seventy-five years after they hit their first notes together, the Blind Boys of Alabama are exceptional not only in their longevity, but also in the breadth of their catalog and their relevance to contemporary roots music. Since 2000, they’ve won five Grammys and four Gospel Music Awards, and have delivered their spiritual message to countless listeners. Local favorite, The Chris Eger Band featuring the Seattle’s Powerhouse Horns, will open the show. Advance tickets for reserved seating are $55, $50, $45 & $30 with $2 off for Lincoln Theatre members. More information is available at www.lincolntheatre.org or by calling 360-336-8955. Photo by Cameron Witting.

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symphonic, jazz, and choral music at the Sounds of Summer Music Festival. Admission is $10 adults / $1 age 16 and under. More info: 360-416-7727, info@mcintyrehall.org or www.mbys.org.

Ruvara Marimba Ensemble – Join us

for an outdoor performance by highenergy Zimbabwean percussion group Ruvara Marimba Ensemble on Sat., July 19 from 2:15-4pm at Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden). The summer sounds of the marimba (wooden-key xylophones) and hosho (gourd shakers) are sure to have people of all ages moving and shaking. Free admission. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Ryan and Amie Smit in Concert –

Ryan and Amie Smit (choir director and orchestra teacher at LCS, respectively) perform together in concert at Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden) on Sun., July 20 from 3-4pm. Admission is $10 adults / $5 children 12 and under. Info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

on American culture and music is deemed incalculable. Join us for this evening with Joan Baez on Sun., July 20 at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham. Admission is $79 / $69 / $59 / $49. More info: 360-734-6080 or tickets@mountbakertheatre.com.

Bayshore Symphony Summer MusicReading Rehearsal – Bayshore Symphony invites interested musicians to sit in and play music with us at our annual summer rehearsal on Mon., July 21 from 7-9pm at Central Lutheran Church (925 N. Forest St., Bellingham). There’s no obligation to join, just come and have fun. Please call ahead (360-724-7300) so we can be sure to have a part for you. We’re especially interested in violinists and violists, but all are welcome. Travis Sipher, conductor. Free admission. More info: 360-724-7300,

director@bayshoremusicproject.com or www.bayshoremusicproject.com.

SummerSong: Choral Singing for Women – Keep your choral chops honed,

pick up some new vocal tips and make some new friends on Mon., July 21 at 7pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (1720 Harris Ave., Bellingham). Ann MacDonald and Hadassah McGill lead this choral sing-a-long on tried and true treble literature! Admission is $10 suggested donation. More info: 360-676-1024, info@bellinghamsings.org or www.bellinghamsings.org.

Romeo et Juliette – The Lincoln Theatre (712 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon), presents an encore broadcast of The Met’s production of Romeo et Juliette on Wed., July 23 at 6:30pm. The world’s most

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An Evening with Joan Baez – After

nearly 60 years performing her custom blend of folk, rock, and gospel music, Joan Baez continues to deliver a captivating stage show. This singer-songwriter, who first topped the charts with her popular ballad The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, helped shape modern American music, collaborating with the likes of Judy Collins and Paul Simon, and famously introducing the world to her pal Bob Dylan. In recent years, her passion for collaborative mentoring has led to projects with emerging musicians such as Mary Chapin Carpenter and the Indigo Girls. Throughout her music, Baez expresses herself as a socially conscious living archive of some of modern American history’s most significant events, whose influence

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famous love story comes to operatic life with superstars Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna as the star-crossed young couple. Their performances brought audiences to their feet in both the opera house and in movie theaters. Gounod’s ultra-sensual interpretation of Shakespeare also features Nathan Gunn as Mercutio and Placido Domingo on the podium. Admission is $15 adults / $13 seniors / $11 students / $2 off members. More info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

The Albert Lee Band – The Lincoln

Theatre (712 S 1st St., Mount Vernon) and the Rick Epting Foundation present The

Albert Lee Band on Thurs., July 24 at 7:30pm. British guitar legend Albert Lee, regarded by many as one of the world’s finest guitar players, with a career spanning more than 50 years, needs no introduction. Widely hailed for his finger-style and hybrid picking technique, Albert Lee helped to redefine country guitar for a whole generation of players with his song Country Boy. Admission is $30 / $25 / $20 / $10 / $2 off members. More info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

Mount Vernon’s own Cheryl Bentyne in concert on Sun., July 27 at 5:30pm at the Lincoln Theatre (712 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon). VIP reception will begin at 3:30pm, with the concert following at 5:30pm. Tickets are $50 for the reception and reserved seating for the concert / $20 for the concert only. For tickets: 360-336-8955, 360-466-3365, www.lincolntheatre.org or www.ilovethelincoln.com. More info: 360-336-8955, jwolfe@co.skagit.wa.us or www.skagitcounty.net/museum.

Cheryl Bentyne Concert – Skagit

La Fanciulla del West – The Lincoln

County Historical Museum and the Historic Lincoln Theatre are pleased to present

Theatre presents an encore broadcast of The Met’s production of Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West on Wed., July 30 at 6:30pm. This musical vision of the American West is vividly brought to life in the Met’s atmospheric production. Deborah Voigt is Minnie. Complete with whiskey-drinking cowboys, gunplay, a poker game, and a snowstorm, this is Puccini at his most colorful. Admission is $15 adults / $13 seniors / $11 students / $2 off members. More info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

John Michael Montgomery – Since

the days when Life’s A Dance turned him from an unknown artist into a national star, John Michael Montgomery’s rich baritone has carried that most important of assets – believability. Enjoy his heartfelt performance in this special concert on Mon., Aug. 4 at 8pm at Mount Baker Theatre (104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham). Admission is $42 / $39 / $32 / $20. More info: 360-734-6080 or www.mountbakertheatre.com/events.

Samson – Opera Popolare, a local

company in its 6th season, will perform a staged and abridged version of Samson by G.F. Handel Aug. 6-9, at Garden Street United Methodist Church (1326 N. Garden St., Bellingham). In this abridged format, the opera runs approximately one hour and 15 minutes, but tells the story, complete with famous arias and choruses. Performance times are: Wed.-Fri., Aug. 6-8 at 7:30pm and Sat., Aug. 9 at 2pm. Ticket purchases can be made at www.operapopolare.com through a link on the home page. Admission is $12-$15. More info: 360-733-2663 or www.operapopolare.com.

Sacred Alchemy Festival – Join us for

a festival of fire, drum, dance, and magic, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 22-24, 10am-3pm, at The Mill at Sand Road (5129 Sand Rd., Bellingham). Together we dance deep into the wildfire of our own nature, celebrating the elemental thread binding us all through the music. Join us for a camping festival weekend, including workshops, merchant’s row, local food vendors, a giant potluck feast, summer ceremony, circus arts, dancing, drumming, and ... did we mention fire performance? Free parking. Admission is $35 day pass / $90 weekend pass. More info: 360-389-6418 or www.sacredalchemyfestival.com.

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Don’t Miss The 53rd Annual Anacortes Arts Festival! by Marla Bronstein The Anacortes Arts Festival is in its 53rd year and going strong. The 2014 Festival dates are August 1-3 from 10am-6pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10am-5pm on Sunday. More than 275 juried artists, crafters, musicians, performers and food vendors will greet you from the first booth on 10th and Commercial Street in Anacortes, spanning all the way to the waterfront. If history repeats itself, more than 90,000 people are expected to walk the promenade over the three days of the Festival. New this year, and an element you most likely won’t find at other street festivals, is the Indie craft area, Ink Alley. Located on the east side of 6th St., it features 25 fresh and high quality artisans who embrace the Indie craft aesthetic by creating art with sustainable or repurposed materials.

Also new this year is a third performance area. The Port Dock, next to the new Waterfront Pub, will feature circus performance art, dance and acoustic music. The music on Main Stage near the Hideout Bar on 3rd and Commercial will focus on lively music, and the 8th Street Stage, near the Reunion Wine Bar, will showcase “softer” sounds. You will enjoy street performers such as guitarists, fiddlers or even a whole mariachi band at many of the intersections as you travel the streets of the Festival. Check out Island Eatery and Food Court at 3rd and Commercial for food vendors galore, or enjoy tasty wares from one of the many food trucks on your way.

Rita James, Creative Manager for the festival, is excited to welcome many new vendors and artisans this year, as well as the returning long-time favorites. You can see which artisans have been invited back, and check out their work by going to the Festival’s website, and you can also get a sneak peek of the new participating artisans. Seeing the wares of every vendor participating in the “longest art display in the world” could take upwards of six hours, according to James. She strongly recommends visiting the working artist area (Saturday and Sunday only) and, of course, the annual dockside Fine Art show. The theme this year for the competitive art show was “Air, Earth, Water” and was juried by Patricia Watkinson. Also for your viewing pleasure will be submissions to the Allen Family Focus Gallery, which showcases five regional artists, rounded out by the Youth Art Exhibition. The opening event for the art show is July 26 at 6pm. The exhibition is closed on the 27th, but will be open again Monday, July 28 through August 3. Chris Moench, owner of Axis of Hope Prayer Wheels, has participated in the Festival for more than a decade. He says having the Festival on his calendar gives him an incentive to create a body of new work specifically for the show. If you want to start the festival early, you can run with your enthusiasm by participating in the Art Dash. This half-marathon, 10K and 5K will take place on Saturday, July 26. The Art Dash is a partnership between the Festival and City

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of Anacortes Parks & Recreation, with proceeds benefiting public art. The Anacortes Arts Festival Giving Program, funded through the Festival, has announced they will be giving $55k in grants this year for scholarships and to support school programs. For more information, including performance schedules, check out the Festival’s website, www.anacortesartsfestival.com. Some advice to those coming for the first time; parking can be a challenge, so come early and find street parking. And wear comfortable shoes. You might just find yourself dancing in the street. Photos courtesy of the Anacortes Arts Festival.

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Firehouse Community Art Show –

What happens when you invite Cafe regulars, baristas and board members to collaboratively create an art show? Come see the results of our first “Artists Gathering Potluck and Art Hanging” at the Firehouse Cafe, 1314 Harris St., Bellingham. View the exhibit daily in July from 7am-5:30pm. Free admission. More info: 360-752-1904.

17th Annual Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition –

Twelve international artists from the United States, Canada & Hong Kong are featured in the magnificent gardens at the U.S./ Canada border through Oct. 1, at Peace Arch International Park. Include Washington State’s and British Columbia’s premier outdoor art gallery in your summer recreation plan. To view the free exhibit or download a tour brochure, visit: http://peacearchpark.org/sculpture.htm. A Washington Parks Discover Pass is required for parking (no parking fees July 25, Sept. 27). More info: 360-332-7165, info@peacearchpark.org or www.peacearchpark.org.

Experiencing the Southwest in Paint: Ann Wallace – Ann Wallace displays her new oil paintings of the Southwest at DIS (1315 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham) during July. Free admission. More info: 360-3196115, trish.c.harding@gmail.com or www.studio-ufo.net.

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Art Exhibit: Jim Wheeler – New acrylic abstract paintings by Jim Wheeler are now showing at WECU in Fairhaven (1200 Harris Ave., Bellingham) during regular business hours in July. Free admission. More info: www.studio-ufo.net , 360-3196115 or trish.c.harding@gmail.com.

Art Exhibit by Artist Sam Moore –

Mixed media work by local artist Sam Moore will be on display in the Deming Library meeting room (5044 Mt. Baker Hwy.) during library open hours through July 26. Free admission. More info: 360-305-3600 or www.wcls.org.

Paintings by Laurie Potter – The

paintings of Laurie Potter are an expression of her love for the beautiful natural world and its inhabitants. Laurie’s work will be on the walls of Artwood (1000 Harris Ave., in Historic Fairhaven) during July and August. Laurie recently received the “Art du Pastel en France” Award at the Pastel Society of America International Exhibition, and her piece was then chosen to be shown at the prestigious Butler Institute of American Art. Free admission. More info: 360-647-1628, artwood@qwestoffice.net or www.artwoodgallery.com.

July Classes at Studio UFO – July

classes at Studio UFO include: Open Studio Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 23 & 30, 10am-3pm, $180 or $50 per session. • Open Studio Thursdays, July 3, 10, 24 & 31, 10am-3pm, $180 or $50 per session. More info: trish.c.harding@gmail.com , 360-319-6115 or www.studio-ufo.net.

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Summer Exhibits – The La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum (703 S. 2nd St.) will be hosting the following exhibits until Oct. 5: “Fifty Years of Quiltmaking: Schlotterback Collection,” “Works of Junko Maeda,” and “Wishes through Our Hands.” Admission is $7, includes all exhibits. Museum hours are Wed.-Sun., 11am-5pm. More info: 360-466-4288, kathleen@laconnerquilts.org or www.laconnerquilts.org.

Blue Musings at Modern Classics –

Inspired by Tori Amos’ song Sixteen Shades of Blue and Rainer Rilke’s Letters on Cezanne, Bellingham fine artist Sharon Kingston has created a new series of abstract works called Blue Musings. These original oil paintings and Sharon’s signature atmospheric landscapes are on view at Modern Classics Furniture + Art, 1418 N. State St., Bellingham, during gallery hours, Wed.-Sat. from noon-5pm. Info: 360-3933826 or www.sharonkingston.com.

Clay Club in July – Clay Club at Baker

Creek Ceramic Studio (4058 Hammer Dr., #105, Bellingham) is open studio time to work on your personal projects. Bring your ideas for your own clay projects, use our professional quality studio equipment to build your pieces and get peer support, advice and feedback every Thursday (July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31) from 1-4pm. Cost is $92. More info: 360-393-5458, bakercreekceramics@gmail.com or www.bakercreekceramics.com.

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First Thursdays Artist Reception –

Join us for an Artist Reception on Thurs., July 3 from 6-8pm at Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden). New exhibits include “Unexpected Weavings” by Dorothy McGuinness, photography by Lance Seadog, new paintings by Ben Mann, and our textiles exhibit. Free admission. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Visit Sculpture Woods – Sculpture

Woods, studio grounds of Ann Morris at 3851 Legoe Bay Rd., Lummi Island, will be open to the public on the first Saturday (July 5, Aug. 2) of each month from 10am5pm. There are sixteen large sculptures on the grounds to be visited, and the gallery of smaller works will be open. The working studio will not be open. No photos please. Park diagonally in the designated parking area, take a map for the self-guided tour, and enjoy. Free admission. More info: www.annmorrisbronze.com.

to seniors. The painting is fun, whimsical, and colorful, and perhaps most importantly, can be painted in two hours. Cost includes 16x20 canvas, painting materials, use of smock, and complimentary beverage. Cost is $34.95. More info: 360-733-1471 or robert@uptownart.com.

July Art Workshops at the “J” –

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July Workshops at Bellingham Metal Arts Guild (BMAG) – BMAG (2620 N. Harbor Loop Dr., Suite #6) is offering the following workshops in July: Fold Form Bracelet Workshop, Sat., July 5, 11am5pm, $65 + $5 materials fee. • Byzantine Chain Bracelet, Tues., July 8, 10am-4pm, $50 + $15 kit fee. • Basic Gemstone Identification Workshop, Sundays, July 13 & 20, 10am-3pm, $85 + $5 materials fee. • Japanese 12 in 2 Chain Bracelet, Mon. & Tues., July 14 & 15, 10am-4pm, $75 + $30 kit fee, prior chainmaille experience and patience required. • Basics of Jewelry Rivets Workshop, Mon., July 14, 6-8pm, $40. • Ask the Jeweler Class, July 15, 22 & 29, $250 + materials. • Sterling Silver Ring Workshop, Sat., July 19, 11am-5pm, $85 + $10 materials fee. Free parking, handicapped accessible. More info: 360-201-0236, info@BellinghamMetalArtsGuild.org or www.BellinghamMetalArtsGuild.org.

Ceramics and Basketry at Good Earth Pottery – Renowned local duo,

Larry Richmond and Peggy Kondo, are featured artists this July at Good Earth Pottery (1000 Harris Ave., Bellingham). Larry’s ceramics and Peggy’s weavings are breathtaking on their own – put them together and magic happens! Come meet the artists at an opening reception on Sat., July 5, 1-4pm. Representing more than 50 local artists, the gallery has been located in the historic Fairhaven district since 1969! Free admission. More info: 360-671-3998, theteam@goodearthpots.com or www.goodearthpots.com.

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Instructor: Judith Gauthier. • Stamped Copper Cuff Bracelet Workshop, Wed., July 16, 11am-3pm, $55. Instructor: Judith Gauthier. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

2014 Juried Artist Series: Ceramics – Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s 2014 Juried Artist Series continues with Ceramics, featuring artists from Cascade Clay Artists. The exhibit ranges from plates to bowls to china sets, and shows the versatility of the artists. The exhibit can be viewed through July 26 at Allied Arts Gallery (1418 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham) during regular gallery hours (Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat., noon-5pm). An opening reception will be held Fri., July 11 from 6-9pm. Free admission. More info: 360-676-8548, katy@alliedarts.org or www.alliedarts.org.

Skagit Artists Together 2014 Studio Tour by Osa Hale Art is a vital part of any community. It brings people together, encourages expression and connection, and can bring out the beauty of the places we live and the people we are surrounded by. In Skagit County, the community is lucky enough to have a non-profit organization that prioritizes the connective force of creativity.

First Friday Art Walk – The First Friday

Art Walk is a collaboration of downtown art venues, businesses, and local and regional artists showcasing the wide array of art and culture found in Downtown Bellingham. Maps available at participating businesses and online. Join us for the Art Walk on Fri., July 11, 6-10pm (changed to 2nd Friday because of holiday). Next Art Walk is Aug. 1. Free admission. More info: 360-527-8710, lindsey@downtownbellingham.com or www.downtownbellingham.com.

Honey Salon Makeover Celebration and Art Opening – Honey Salon (310

W. Holly St., Bellingham) is proud to showcase the art and craft of visual and graphic artist Stevie Chandler during the Honey Salon grand makeover celebration on Fri., July 11 from 6-10pm. Chandler’s collection, titled “Friends Of Land And Sea,” will be on display from July 8-Aug.30. Cocktails, cupcakes, and artist meet-and-greet will accompany the reception and celebration. Free admission. More info: 360-778-3858 or www.honeybellingham.com. (continued on page 15)

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River Love, painting by Nancye D’Arienzo.

Skagit Artists Together creates collaborative opportunities with the goal of bringing together community members with visual arts. Together, they focus on integrating visual arts into the community by making art spaces and education available, supporting artists and encouraging artists to work with other segments of the community. Each year, Skagit Artists Together hosts a juried studio tour, in order to give community members an opportunity to view creative spaces that are not usually open to the public. Destinations in past studio tours have included the workspaces of painters, ceramicists, photographers, glass workers, quilters, jewelers, woodworkers, and many others. This year’s self-directed tour will be taking place on Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20. Anyone interested in visiting these artists can find a brochure and map at the official website of Skagit Artists Together, http://www.skagitartiststogether.com. While on the tour, you are encouraged to ask questions and engage with the artists; they are opening up their workspaces to the public in order to engage with them and discuss the visual art(s) they pursue. The 2014 jurors, who helped in selecting the artists whose spaces will be seen, are Trish Harding of Studio UFO, Dakota Arts owner Craig Lemley, and artist Susan Cohen Thompson. Skagit Artists Together have been doing studio tours since the group was founded in 2003. This tradition is an integral part of the non-profit’s goal to support visual art in the county and surrounding area.

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July Art Show – Scott Milo Gallery (420

Commercial Ave., Anacortes) continues the June show with big sky oils by Jeanne Levasseur; acrylics by Jacqui Beck; encaustics by Lilli Mathews; color photographs by Lewis Jones; and for July only, oils by Don DeLlamas. The estate of DeLlamas is showing new works with a reception from 6-9pm on Fri., July 11. Free admission. More info: 360-293-6938, gallery@scottmilo.com or www.scottmilo.com.

Meet Bay Street Studios’ July Featured Artist – Come meet local

up-cycling artist Wendelin Dunlap at the new Bay Street Studios (301 W. Holly St., Bellingham) during the Downtown Bellingham Art Walk on Fri., July 11, 6-9pm. Dunlap loves using single-use manufactured items that are usually invisible to us and show how quirky and fun they can be when repurposed. Free admission. More info: 360-671-3999 or banner4art@yahoo.com.

Melissa Bishop Paintings on Display at Buethorn Watercolor Studio –

Bellingham artist Melissa Bishop exhibits her eclectic paintings at Buethorn Watercolor Studio (301 W. Holly St.) from July 11 (6-9pm during the Downtown Art Walk) through the end of August. Bishop’s paintings can also be viewed during regular gallery hours, Tues.-Thurs.,

10am-3pm. This unique collection of work reflects Bishop’s ongoing absorption in the works of Corot, Leger, Blake, Ryder and Inness. Free admission. More info: www.candacebuethorn.com or 360-778-3941.

Art By The Bay – Join us Sat. & Sun., July 12 and 13 from 10am-5pm at the Stanwood Camano Fair Grounds (6431 Pioneer Hwy., Stanwood) for the 22nd year of Art by the Bay. We will be hosting 100 artists and artisans, both local and from around the state. We will showcase a wide variety of arts and crafts, painters, pottery, metal sculpture, woodworking, yard art, basketry, jewelry, blown glass, and fabric art. Free music by local musicians; great local food can be purchased. Sponsored by the Stanwood Camano Art Guild. Free admission. More info: hinshawsartquest@yahoo.com or www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com/art-by-the-bay or call 360-770-5223,. Jazz Arts Fair – The grand finale of the

Drayton Harbor Music Festival (728 Peace Portal Dr., Blaine) features the work of local artists and crafters, accompanied by free concerts overlooking the Blaine waterfront, on Sat., July 12 from 10am4pm. Free admission. More info: 360-332-6484, vic@cityofblaine.com or www.blainechamber.com.

Art Exhibit: Mandy Cramer –

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen (601 W. Holly St., Bellingham) is excited to show

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new art by artist Mandy Cramer from July 12 through Aug. 23. Mandy is a WWU student in the graphic arts program and is well known for her interesting, strong graphics in paintings and tattoos. Free admission. More info: 360-752-3377, info@chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com or www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com.

New Exhibit Opens – “The Art of

Genre: Posters from Hollywood’s Golden Age” opens to the public Sat., July 19 at the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher and Old City Hall. Western. Film Noir. Science Fiction. Some of the best-loved genres from Hollywood’s studio era (roughly the 1930s-1960s) also produced the greatest poster art, with mostly anonymous artists and designers promoting films they had never seen. The original-issue artwork, on display through October 12, will be a revelation to those who have missed these timeless examples of Americana. Many pieces sell at auction with prices that only well-established artists could demand. In conjunction with the poster show, Pickford Film Center will be presenting a summer of genre films from the studio era, all with corresponding artwork at the Museum. The exhibition is guest curated by Michael Falter, Program Director of Pickford Film Center. Regular admission rates apply. More info: 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. (continued on page 16)

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July Author Events at Village Books – Village Books (1200 11th St.,

Bellingham) presents the following author events in July: Mary Cronk Farrell, Pure Grit, Tues., July 1, 7-8:30pm. • Patricia Skalka Mini Writing Workshop, Tues., July 8, 7-8:30pm. • Sheila Nickerson, Harnessed to the Pole, Thurs., July 10, 7-8:30pm. • David Perry Snelling, Without a Clue, Fri., July 11, 7-8:30pm. • Ian Doescher, William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return, Mon., July 14, 7-8:30pm. • William Wyckoff, How to Read the American West, Tues., July 15, 7-8:30pm. • Bruce Holbert, The Hour of Lead, Thurs., July 17, 7-8:30pm. • Gail NobleSanderson, My House in Meuse, Fri., July 18, 7-8:30pm. • Arleen Williams, Biking Uphill, Sat., July 26, 4-5:30pm. • Robert Duke, Waking Up Dying, Wed., July 30, 7-8:30pm. • Free admission. More info: events@villagebooks.com or, 360-671-2626.

Monday’s Authors at Mount Vernon City Library – The Mount Vernon City

LIbrary (315 Snoqualmie St.) will be hosting these authors on Mondays in July from 6-7pm: William Dietrich, The Three Emperors, July 7. • Stacie Zinn Roberts, How to Live Your Passion and Fulfill Your Dreams, July 14. • Judith Kirscht, Home Fires, July 21. • Tom Kelly, Cold Crossover, July 28. Monday author presentations are part of Mount Vernon City Library’s Literary Elements Summer Reading for Adults. Free admission. Info: 360-3366209, mikeb@mountvernonwa.gov or www.mountvernonwa.gov.

2nd Chapter Book Discussion Group – Join us Wed., July 9, 2-3pm, at

the Bellingham Central Library Conference Room for a discussion of Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. More info: Katie at 360-778-7230, knbray@cob.org.

CSWT Open Mic – Join us for the

Chuckanut Sandstone Writer’s Theater (CSWT) Open Mic on Wed., July 9 from 7-8:30pm at the Firehouse Cafe, 1314 Harris Ave., Bellingham. Free admission. Info: 360-671-9961 or chuckanutsandstone@gmail.com.

Author Noble Smith reads from The Wisdom of the Shire and The Warrior Trilogy – Come hear author

Noble Smith talk about what we can learn from Hobbits, and about Spartans at the Gates, the forthcoming second book in his Warrior Trilogy. Smith is an award-winning playwright, video-game writer,

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documentary producer, media director of a human rights foundation, and blogger. Join him at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. on Sat., July 12, 7:30-9pm. Admission is free. Refreshments served. Sponsored by Friends of Island Library. More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

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

Meet Aminta Arrington, author of Home is a Roof Over a Pig –

Chuckanut Radio Hour Featuring J.A. Jance – J. A. Jance, the New York

Aminta Arrington has written a candid and lively memoir about family, adoption, and belonging in Home is a Roof Over a Pig: An American Family’s Journey in China. Through an extraordinary decision that changed their family identity and lifestyle, Aminta Arrington and her husband redefined the modern American family, moving their young children across oceans and cultural lines in search of the life their adopted daughter had lost. Join us Tues., July 15, 7-8pm at the Lynden Library, or Sun., July 20, 2-3pm at the Ferndale Library. Admission is free. More info: 360-305-3600 or www.wcls.org.

Necklace by Cheryl Jarvis on Tues., July 22, 6:30-7:30pm, at the Bellingham Central Library Dodson Room. New members welcome. Info: Suzanne at 360-778-7323, scarlson-prandini@cob.org.

Times bestselling author of the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series, and four interrelated thrillers about the Walker Family, joins us as a guest on the Chuckanut Radio Hour this month on Thurs., July 24 from 6:30-8:30pm at the WCC Heiner Theatre. She will be interviewed about her latest book in the Joanna Brady series, Remains of Innocence. Admission is $5. Info: 360671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com.

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Stitched Textiles Appreciation Morning – Join us on Wed., July 23 from

10am-12:30pm at the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts (12636 Chilberg Rd., Mount Vernon) for a relaxed morning looking at and talking about textiles. Bring a stitched textile to share, anything at all, from any country. Perhaps you have a piece of work that you may like to know a little more about or find out what stitches or techniques were used. There will also be a few interesting historical pieces for you to see. If you have nothing to bring, just bring yourself for a cup of tea or coffee. Please call or e-mail us to register for this free event. More info: 360-466-0110 or www.gailcreativestudies.com.

2014 Juried Artist Series: Wing and Petal – The Wing and Petal exhibit is a

atmosphere without taking a ferry on Sat., July 26 from 10am-4pm at the 18th Annual Samish Island Arts Festival (11292 Blue Heron Rd., Bow). The festival features original art, glass art, fiber arts, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, cards, photography, garden art, kids crafts, live music and delicious seafood. Take a moment to view the website that posts colorful photos of the exhibits and vendors from past year’s shows. Free admission. More info: 360-630-5654 or www.samishisland.net.

collection of two-dimensional art inspired by the beauty of nature. The collection takes the basics of a landscape and flowers and rearranges that image into something new out of the artists’ imagination. With the use of vivid colors, this collection gives the viewer an in-depth look into the artists’ minds and different perspectives. The exhibit can be viewed through Aug. 30 at Allied Arts Gallery (1418 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham) during regular gallery hours (Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat., noon-5pm). An opening reception will be held Fri., Aug. 1 from 6-9pm. Free admission. More info: 360-676-8548, katy@alliedarts.org or www.alliedarts.org. Bellwether Arts Market – Allied Arts of Whatcom County is honored to be working with the Port of Bellingham on the Bellwether Arts Market, which will take place Fri.-Sun., Aug. 15-17 from 10am4pm at Bellwether on the Bay. This outdoor arts market will feature handmade juried arts and crafts from our region’s best artists, an arts area for youth, and live music in the beautiful Tom Glenn Common. Free admission. More info: 360-676-8548, kelly@alliedarts.org or www.alliedarts.org/bellwether-arts-market.

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JULY 2014 TUESDAY 7/1/2014 Northwest Animals (ages 6-10) Stories, Crafts & Songs about Raccoons, Lecture Room at

the Central Bellingham Library, 1:30-2:30pm, pre-registration required at 360-778-7200 (Bethany), bhoglund@cob.org. Llamas at the Library (ages 4-11), Ferndale Library, 2-3pm, free, 360-305-3600 or www.wcls.org. (pg. 37) Healing with the Seven Color Rays, Ayurvedic Health and Wellness Shop, 3-4pm, free, 360734-2396 or info@ayurvedichealthcenter.com. (pg. 32) Kiwanis Tuesday Bingo, Elks Club, 6:15-9pm, $1 per card, 360-734-5566, jgregw@aol.com or www.bellinghamkiwanis.org. (pg. 30) Author Event: Mary Cronk Farrell, Village Books, 7pm, free, events@villagebooks.com , 360-671-2626 or www.villagebooks.com. (16) TED Talk Tuesday, Explorations Academy Lower Level Theatre, 7pm, free, 360-671-8085, www.explorationsacademy.org/events-folder or info@explorationsacademy.org. (pg. 32) Tuesday Open Mic, The Star Club (311 E. Holly St.), 7-10pm, no cover, 360-647-4371, marcia@entendremusic.com or www.starclubbellingham.com. (pg. 6) Weekly International Folk Dancing, Bay View Civic Hall, 7-9:30pm, $3, 360-391-0601, safdancers@hotmail.com or www.skagitfolkdancers.org. (pg. 36) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 28)

WEDNESDAY 7/2/2014 Genealogy Assistance (for adults), Bellingham

Central Library Genealogy Alcove, 10am-2pm, free, 360-778-7323. Open Studio Wednesday, Trish Harding School of Art at Studio UFO, 10am-3pm, $180 (4 sessions) or $50 per session, 360-319-6115, trish.c.harding@gmail.com or www.studio-ufo.net. (pg. 12) Japanese Family Crest Workshop, La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, 1-4pm, $90 includes kit, 360-466-4288, kathleen@laconnerquilts.org or www.laconnerquilts.org. (pg. 29) Healing Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com. (pg. 32) Crooked Road (Irish music), Packer’s Oyster Bar at Semiahmoo Resort, 6-9:30pm, no cover, 360-820-0486, jansongs@janpetersmusic.org or www.janpetersmusic.org.

WAHA End of Life Choices: Advance Care Planning, Spring Creek Retirement and

Assisted Living, 6:30-8pm, free, 360-788-6594 or www.whatcomalliance.org. (pg. 29) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 28) Group Guitar Class (5 sessions) begins, Wild Hare Music School, 7:30-8:30pm, $25, pre-register at 908-574-9144 or guitarplay@hush.com. (pg. 6)

THURSDAY 7/3/2014 Advanced Sashiko Stitchery Workshop, La

Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, 9am-noon, $90 includes kit. (pg. 29) Open Studio Thursday, Trish Harding School of Art at Studio UFO, 10am-3pm, $180 (4 sessions) or $50 per session, 360-319-6115, trish.c.harding@gmail.com or www.studio-ufo.net. (pg. 12)

Arts & Crafts Spectacular (ages 4-11), Lynden

Library, 10:30-11:30am, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 37) Speeder Rides, Orchard Place & Orchard Drive intersection, 11am-4pm, $3 adults / $2 kids, bellinghamrailwaymuseum@gmail.com , www.bellinghamrailwaymuseum.org or 360-393-7540. (pg. 33)

Brown Bag: Drive-in by Wes Gannaway & Kent Holsather, Whatcom Museum Old City

Hall, 12:30pm, $3 suggested donation / free for Museum members, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 32) Clay Club, Baker Creek Ceramic Studio, 1-4pm, $92 (5 Thursdays), 360-393-5458, bakercreekceramics@gmail.com or www.bakercreekceramics.com. (pg. 12)

Japanese Calligraphy Quilt on Hanging Scroll Workshop, La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, 1-4pm, $90 includes kit. (pg. 29)

Summer Movie Matinee (all ages), Lecture

Room at Central Bellingham Library, 2-4pm, free, call for title, 360-778-7200, bhoglund@cob.org (Bethany). Live in the Piano Lounge: Nuages (Gypsy / Manouche jazz), Jansen Art Center, 5:307:30pm, no cover, info@jansenartcenter.org , 360-354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 6) Meditation Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com. (pg. 32) Concerts in the Park: Lost Poets, Elizabeth Park, 6pm, free. First Thursdays Artist Reception, Jansen Art Center, 6-8pm, free, info@jansenartcenter.org , www.jansenartcenter.org or 360-354-3600. (pg. 13) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 28) ”Border Songs,” Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm, $15, 360-296-1753, steve@LyonsConsultants.com or www.BellinghamTheatreWorks.org. (pg. 28) Crooked Trailer (a NW-grown band), The Conway Muse, 7:30-10pm, $7, 360-445-3000 or www.conwaymuse.com.

FRIDAY 7/4/2014 Pancake Breakfast, Blaine Senior Center,

8-11am, $6 adults / $4 children, 360-3328040, blaineseniorcenter@gmail.com or www.blaineseniorcenter.com. (pg. 30) Old Fashioned 4th, H Street Plaza (Blaine), 8:30am-11pm, free, vic@cityofblaine.com , www.blainechamber.com or 360-332-6484. (pg. 38) Holiday Used Book Sale, Blaine Library, 10am4pm, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 30) BYJB Concert, Zuanich Park, 2:15pm, free, 360-676-5750, markelly@oz.net or www.jazzproject.org. (pg. 6) Swingnuts Jazz, Swinomish Casino’s 13 Moons Lounge, 6-9pm, no cover, 360-588-3800, swingnutsjazz@gmail.com or www.swingnutsjazz.com.

”A Hard Day’s Night” 50th Anniversary,

Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm, $5-$10 / $2 off members, www.lincolntheatre.org or 360-336-8955. (pg. 35) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 28) Nuages (Gypsy jazz quartet), Beach Front Cafe (Lummi Island), 8-11pm, no cover, 360-758-2233, nuagesjazz@gmail.com or www.nuagesjazz.net.

Party on the Herald Roof: Fourth of July Celebration, Herald Building, 8pm-midnight,

$50, info@downtownbellingham.com , www.brownpapertickets.com/event/717119 or 360-527-8710. (pg. 30) Expertease (‘80s, ‘90s, current Top 40 rock), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SATURDAY 7/5/2014 NSC Weekly Coffee Hour, Bellingham Cruise

Terminal, 9-11:30am, free, 360-393-3982. (pg. 34) Cob Oven Workshop, Maple Falls Community Garden, 10am-noon, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 35) Holiday Used Book Sale, Blaine Library, 10am-4pm, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 30)

Master Gardeners at the Bellingham Farmers Market, Depot Market Square, 10am-3pm,

free, market@bellinghamfarmers.org , 360-6472060 or www.bellinghamfarmers.org. (pg. 35) Visit Sculpture Woods, 10am-5pm, free, www.annmorrisbronze.com. (pg. 13) Fold Form Bracelet Workshop, Bellingham Metal Arts Guild, 11am-5pm, $65 + $5 materials fee, 360-201-0236, info@BellinghamMetalArtsGuild.org or www.BellinghamMetalArtsGuild.org. (pg. 13) Speeder Rides, Orchard Place & Orchard Drive intersection, 11am-4pm, $3 / $2. (pg. 33)

Bard on the Beach: Discovering Shakespeare Talk, Vancouver, B.C., 11:30am, check website for prices, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 28)

Ceramics and Basketry: Opening Reception, Good Earth Pottery, 1-4pm, free, 360-6713998, theteam@goodearthpots.com or www.goodearthpots.com. (pg. 13)

Dinger the Bellingham Bells Mascot Visits Village Books, 1:30-3:30pm, free,

360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com. (pg. 38) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 2pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 28)

Yes We CAN!: Canned Craft Beer Festival,

Elizabeth Station, 6-10pm, $35 VIP advance purchase only / $20 general / $25 at the door / under 14 free, www.re-sources.org/events. (pg. 30) Old Fashioned Rock ‘n Roll Hoedown, Samson Estates Winery, 6:30pm, $8, 360-354-4325 or charlene.lenn@gmail.com. (pg. 36)

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CALENDAR

JULY 2014 BYJB Concert, Bellingham Cruise Terminal,

5:15pm. (pg. 6) Swingnuts Jazz, Swinomish Casino’s 13 Moons Lounge, 6-9pm, no cover, 360-588-3800, swingnutsjazz@gmail.com or www.swingnutsjazz.com. Saturday Night Music: Chuck Dingee (classic rock/folk rock), Jansen Art Center, 6:30-8pm, free, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 7)

”A Hard Day’s Night” 50th Anniversary,

Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm, $5-$10 / $2 off members. (pg. 35) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 28)

Bellingham Festival of Music (featuring Stefan Jackiw), WWU’s Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm, $12-$45, 360-650-6146. (pg. 7) ”Border Songs,” Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm, $15. (pg. 28)

”Gravity” (music by Quickdraw String Band),

Fairhaven Village Green, 7:45pm, $5, www.epiceap.com/fairhaven-outdoor-cinema or dana@epicevents.us. (pg. 35) Kerry and the Keepers (Americana inspired originals), The Conway Muse, 8pm, $7, 360445-3000, conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com or www.conwaymuse.com. Expertease (‘80s, ‘90s, current Top 40 rock), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com. Salsa Night, Cafe Rumba, 9:30pm, $4, 360-595-7369, rumbanorthwest@gmail.com or www.rumbanorthwest.com. (pg. 36)

SUNDAY 7/6/2014 Listen to Women’s Voices NW, KMRE 102.3 FM, 9-10am, free, 360-738-3886. (pg. 34)

Fiddlin’ Fox presents Sunny Sundays with Salt Water Octet (swing jazz), Fairhaven Village Green, 2-5pm, free. (pg. 7)

Bellingham Laughter Club, Bellingham’s

Elizabeth Park, 4-5pm, free, 360-734-4989, therapeuticstudio@msn.com.

Guemes Island Chamber Music Silent Film Performance, Jansen Art Center, 4-5:30pm,

$15, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 7)

”A Hard Day’s Night” 50th Anniversary,

Lincoln Theatre, 5:30pm, $5-$10 / $2 off members. (pg. 35)

Muse Bird Cafe with Misty Flowers, Allison Preisinger and Lee Lindsey, The Conway

Muse, 6-8:30pm, $10, 360-445-3000, conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com or www.conwaymuse.com. YA Read! (Book Discussion Group) for readers of teen literature: “Life As We Knew It” by Susan Beth Pfeffer, Bellingham Central Library Teen Space, 6-7pm, free, 360-778-7231 (Jennifer), jlovchik@cob.org. TangoLife Milonga, The Majestic, 6:3010:30pm, $12 general / $6 students, 360-739-0685, rebzebb@msn.com or www.allbellinghamtango.com. (pg. 36)

Drayton Harbor Music Festival Opening Concert: Pearl Django with special guests from the Festival Faculty, Blaine PAC, 7pm, by donation, www.draytonharbormusic.org. (pg. 6)

MONDAY 7/7/2014 NSC Weekly Walk, Taylor Dock, 10-10:30am, 360-393-3982. (pg. 34)

Drayton Harbor Music Festival Free Concert,

G St. Plaza in Blaine, noon, www.draytonharbormusic.org. (pg. 6) Seniors’ Day Out, Uptown Art Studio, 2-4pm, $34.95, 360-733-1471, robert@uptownart.com. (pg. 13) Monday’s Authors: William Dietrich, Mount Vernon City Library, 6-7pm, free, 360-3366209, mikeb@mountvernonwa.gov or www.mountvernonwa.gov. (pg. 16) Salsa Levels 1 and 2 Class, Bell Tower Studios, 6-7:15pm, $12 / $8. (pg. 36)

”A Hard Day’s Night” 50th Anniversary,

Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm, $5-$10 / $2 off members. (pg. 35) Bard on the Beach: Enchor Choir, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, check website for prices, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 28) Poetrynight @ the Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, 8-10pm, free, 360-778-7230, knbray@cob.org (Katie).

TUESDAY 7/8/2014 A Drawing and Painting Adventure (3 days) begins, Jansen Art Center, 9:30am-noon, $65, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 38)

Byzantine Chain Bracelet Workshop,

Bellingham Metal Arts Guild, 10am-4pm, $50 + $15 kit fee. (pg. 13)

Exploring Energy with Kids (age 7-11; 4 days) begins, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 10am-noon, $80, 360-647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com or www.simplyspiritcenter.com. (pg. 32)

Fizz Boom Summer Fun – Drumming (ages 4-11), Blaine Library, 10:30-11:30am, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 37)

Robotics at the Spark Museum (4 days) begins, Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, 11am-12:30pm, $60 general / $48 Spark members, anne@sparkmuseum.org , 360-7383886 or www.sparkmuseum.org. (pg. 29)

Drayton Harbor Music Festival Free Concert,

G St. Plaza in Blaine, noon, www.draytonharbormusic.org. (pg. 6) Chalk Art and Ice Cream (ages 4-11), Ferndale Library, 2-3pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 37)

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Weekly International Folk Dancing (with

potluck at 6pm), Bay View Civic Hall, 7-9:30pm, $3. (pg. 36) Kiwanis Tuesday Bingo, Elks Club, 6:15-9pm, $1 per card. (pg. 30)

How It’s Made: Unexpected Weavings with Dorothy McGuinness, Jansen Art Center, 6:307:30pm, $5 adults / $3 students and seniors, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 32)

Author Event: Patricia Skalka Mini Writing Workshop, Village Books, 7-8:30pm, free. (pg. 16)

Drayton Harbor Music Festival: Blaine Jazz Faculty presents JAZZ “a few of my favorite things...,” Blaine PAC, 7pm, by donation, www.draytonharbormusic.org. (pg. 6)

Tuesday Open Mic, The Star Club, 7-10pm, no cover, marcia@entendremusic.com , 360-6474371 or www.starclubbellingham.com. (pg. 6) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 28)

Bellingham Festival of Music (featuring Flutist Christina Smith and the Calidore String Quartet), WWU’s Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm, $12-$45, 360-650-6146, boxoffice@wwu.edu. (pg. 7)

WEDNESDAY 7/9/2014 Genealogy Assistance (for adults), Bellingham

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

Drayton Harbor Music Festival Free Concert, G St. Plaza in Blaine, noon, www.draytonharbormusic.org. (pg. 6)

WAHA End of Life Choices: Advance Care Planning, Spring Creek Retirement and Assisted Living, 1:30-3pm, free, www.whatcomalliance.org. (pg. 29)

2nd Chapter Book Discussion Group: “Rebecca” by Daphne Du Maurier,

Bellingham Central Library Conference Room, 2-3pm, free, 360-778-7230 (Katie), knbray@cob.org. (pg. 16) Creative Crafting, Bellingham Central Library SkillShare Space, 3-4pm, free, 360-778-7205 (Keyla).

Live Music on the Patio: Ben Fletcher,

Keenan’s at the Pier inside The Chrysalis Inn & Spa, 5-7pm, no cover, 360-392-5510, www.thechrysalisinn.com.

10th Annual Downtown Sounds Summer Concert Series featuring MarchFourth Marching Band with Galactic Cirque Troop,

Bay Street in Bellingham, 5:30-9pm, free, www.downtownbham.wordpress.com or 360-527-8710. (pg. 4) Healing Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134. (pg. 32) Crooked Road (Irish music), Packer’s Oyster Bar at Semiahmoo Resort, 6-9:30pm, no cover, 360-820-0486, jansongs@janpetersmusic.org or www.janpetersmusic.org.

Fueling Creative Fire with Yoga (4 sessions) begins, Jansen Art Center, 6-8pm, $135,

360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 32) ”Otello,” Lincoln Theatre, 6:30pm, $15 adults / $13 seniors / $11 students / $2 off members, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. (pg. 7) BAAY Presents “The Music Man,” BAAY Theatre, 7pm, tickets at www.baay.org. (pg. 28) Basic Bike Repair and Maintenance, South Whatcom Library, 7-8pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 29)

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JULY 2014 CSWT Open Mic, Firehouse Cafe, 7-8:30pm, free, chuckanutsandstone@gmail.com or 360-671-9961. (pg. 16)

Drayton Harbor Music Festival: The Classical to Contemporary Faculty presents the Music of Gene Pritsker, Blaine PAC, by donation, www.draytonharbormusic.org. (pg. 6)

Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm,

$27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 28)

THURSDAY 7/10/2014 Imaginary Friend Party (pre-K to 6 years),

Village Books, 10:30-11:30am, free, 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com. (pg. 38)

Sterling Silver Pierced Pendant Workshop,

Jansen Art Center, 11am-4pm, $75, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 13-14)

Bellingham Festival of Music (chamber concert), Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room, noon, free, boxoffice@wwu.edu or 360-650-6146. (pg. 7)

Drayton Harbor Music Festival Free Concert,

G St. Plaza in Blaine, noon, www.draytonharbormusic.org. (pg. 6) Summer Movie Matinee (all ages), Lecture Room at Central Bellingham Library, 2-4pm, free, call for title, 360-778-7200, bhoglund@cob.org (Bethany). History Sunset Cruise, Island Mariner Cruises, 5:30-8:30pm, $35 / $30 Museum members, tickets at 800-838-3006 ext. 1 or Brown Paper Tickets, www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 33)

How to Eliminate the Excuses Fitness Talk,

Village Books, 5:30-6:30pm, free, 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com. (pg. 32)

Live in the Piano Lounge: Darla Bradshaw Lobb and Walt Burkett, Jansen Art Center, 5:30-7:30pm. (pg. 6)

Meditation Hour, Simply Spirit Reading &

Healing Center, 5:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134. (pg. 32)

Concerts in the Park: Clearbrook Dixie Band, Elizabeth Park, 6pm, free.

Trish, Hans & John Anderson, The Rockfish Grill, 6-9pm, www.anacortesrockfish.com.

Author Event: Sheila Nickerson, Village Books, 7pm, free. (pg. 16)

BAAY Presents “The Music Man,” BAAY

Theatre, 7pm, tickets at www.baay.org. (28)

”Macbeth,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival,

Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7pm, $12 / $10 with student ID / $30 family, www.shakesnw.org. (pg. 28) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 28)

Bellingham Festival of Music (featuring the Calidore String Quartet), WWU’s Performing

Arts Center, 7:30pm, $12-$35, 360-650-6146, boxoffice@wwu.edu. (pg. 7) ”Border Songs,” Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 7:30pm, $15. (pg. 28)

Drayton Harbor Music Festival Faculty: Big Band Benefit, Semiahmoo Resort, 7:30pm, $40, www.draytonharbormusic.org or 360-820-8312. (pg. 6)

FRIDAY 7/11/2014 Everson Friends Book Sale, Everson Library, 10am4pm, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 30)

Drayton Harbor Music Festival Free Concert,

Bayview Cemetery Tours: The Good, The Bad and the Unknown, Bayview Cemetery, 1pm,

free, reservations required at 360-778-7150, www.bayviewcemetery.com , bayview@cob.org. (pg. 33) Fairhaven Family Movie (all ages), Fairhaven Library Fireplace Room, call for title, 4-6pm, free, 360-778-7200 (Bethany), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Western Line Dancing Class, Ten Mile Grange, newbies at 5:45pm, beginners at 6:30pm, intermediates at 7:30pm, $5, 360-354-4325 or charlene.lenn@gmail.com. (pg. 36) DeLlamas Reception (new estate works), Scott Milo Gallery, 6-9pm, free, 360-293-6938, gallery@scottmilo.com or www.scottmilo.com. (pg. 15) Featured Artist: Wendelin Dunlap, Bay Street Studios, 6-9pm, free, 360-671-3999, banner4art@yahoo.com. (pg. 15)

SATURDAY 7/12/2014 Skagit Valley Highland Games, Edgewater Park

in Mount Vernon, all day, adults $13 daily, $18 weekend pass / students, seniors, military $10 daily, $14 weekend pass, 360-416-4934, www.CelticArts.org. (pg. 39) Bodacious Bonsai: Make It and Take It, Garden Spot Nursery, 9am, $49, register at 360-6765480, www.garden-spot.com. (pg. 31) NSC Weekly Coffee Hour, Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 9-11:30am, free, 360-393-3982. (pg. 34) Art By The Bay, Stanwood Camano Fair Grounds, 10am-5pm, free, 360-770-5223, hinshawsartquest@yahoo.com or www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com/art-by-the-bay. (pg. 15)

2014 Juried Artist Series: Ceramics, Opening Reception, Allied Arts Gallery, 6-9pm, free, 360-676-9548, katy@alliedarts.org or www.alliedarts.org. (pg. 14) First Friday Art Walk, Downtown Bellingham, 6-10pm, free, 360-527-8710, lindsey@downtownbellingham.com or www.downtownbellingham.com. (pg. 14)

Honey Salon Makeover Celebration and Art Opening, Honey Salon, 6-10pm, free,

360-778-3858, www.honeybellingham.com. (pg. 14) Author Event: David Perry Snelling, Village Books, 7pm, free. (pg. 16) BAAY Presents “The Music Man,” BAAY Theatre, 7pm, tickets at www.baay.org. (pg. 28)

Drayton Harbor Music Festival: Student Showcase, Blaine PAC, 7pm, by donation, www.draytonharbormusic.org. (pg. 6)

George Jones Tribute Show, Haynie Opry, 7pm,

$20 general / under 12 free, 360-366-3321, wroder@comcast.net or www.thehaynieopry.com. (pg. 7) ”Macbeth,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7pm, $12 / $10 with student ID / $30 family, www.shakesnw.org. (pg. 28) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 28) ”Border Songs,” Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 7:30pm, $15. (pg. 28) ”Faith County II: The Saga Continues,” Rome Grange Hall, 7:30pm, $12 adults / $10 students and over 60 / $8 under 10, 360-927-0378, earl2315@aol.com. (pg. 28) Friday Night Dance Party, Bellingham Dance Company, 7:30-10pm, $7 / $5. (pg. 36) Blind Boys of Alabama, Lincoln Theatre, 8pm, $30-$55, www.lincolntheatre.org or 360336-8955. (pg. 8) ”Despicable Me 2,” Park Manor parking lot, 8-11pm, free, dana@epicevents.us. (pg. 35)

Jay Owenhouse: “The Authentic Illusionist,”

Mount Baker Theatre, 8pm, $46 / $30 / $72 VIP, www.mountbakertheatre.com or 360734-6080. (pg. 29) Kelly Shirey (acoustic singer/songwriter), The Conway Muse, 8-10:30pm, $7, 360-445-3000, conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com or www.conwaymuse.com. Unified Culture (reggae), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

G St. Plaza in Blaine, noon, www.draytonharbormusic.org. (pg. 6)

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JULY 2014 Bellingham Festival of Music (master class with Christina Smith), Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 10am-noon, free, 360-650-6146, boxoffice@wwu.edu. (pg. 7) Everson Friends Book Sale, Everson Library, 10am4pm, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 30) Jazz Arts Fair, H Street Plaza, 10am-4pm, free admission, 360-332-6484, vic@cityofblaine. com or www.blainechamber.com. (pg. 6, 15)

Sample the Market Demos at the Bellingham Farmers Market, Depot Market Square, 10am-3pm. (pg. 35)

Drayton Harbor Music Festival: Art to Jazz Street Fair, G and H St. Plazas, 11am-4pm, www.draytonharbormusic.org. (pg. 6)

Speeder Rides, Orchard Place & Orchard Drive intersection, 11am-4pm, $3 / $2. (pg. 33)

Spinner Ring Workshop, Jansen Art Center, 11am-5pm, $95. (pg. 13-14)

Brewery Tour, Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen,

noon, free, 360-752-3377, www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com. (35) Ferry Boat Contra Dance, Anacortes Ferry Terminal, 1pm, cost TBA, dance@januscom.com or www.bellinghamcountrydance.org. (pg. 36) Street Law/Access ID at the Library (for adults), Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, 1-4pm, free, 360-778-7323. Young Songwriters Workshop, Jansen Art Center, 1-5pm, $45, info@jansenartcenter.org or 360-354-3600. (pg. 7) Historical Walking Tour, Everson Library, 1:15-2:30pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 33)

Bellingham Dulcimer Club Monthly Meeting,

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1:30-3:30pm, free, sunsetjam@gmail.com or www.mdcinbellingham.blogspot.com. (pg. 7) BAAY Presents “The Music Man,” BAAY Theatre, 2pm, tickets at www.baay.org. (pg. 28) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 2pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28) Bluegrass Bash, Windy Acres Farm, 2-8pm, $20 adult / $10 youth / $40 family of 4, 360-6713509, AnimalsAsNaturalTherapy@comcast.net or www.AnimalsAsNaturalTherapy.org. (pg. 30)

Joy of Pilates Open House, Sunnyland Stomp

and Artwalk, 4-8pm, free, 360-224-1433, info@joyofpilates.net or www.joyofpilates.net. (pg. 38-39) Open House, Yoga with Joani, 2130 Grant St., 4-8pm, yogawithjoani@yahoo.com , 360-6566699 or www.yogawithjoani.com. (pg. 32-33)

Saturday Night Music: Biagio Biondolillo,

Jansen Art Center, 6:30-8pm. (pg. 7) BAAY Presents “The Music Man,” BAAY Theatre, 7pm, tickets at www.baay.org. (pg. 28) George Jones Tribute Show, Haynie Opry, 7pm, $20 general / under 12 free, 360-366-3321, wroder@comcast.net or www.thehaynieopry.com. (pg. 7) ”Much Ado About Nothing,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7pm, $12 / $10 with student ID / $30 family, www.shakesnw.org. (pg. 28)

Author Noble Smith reads from “The Wisdom of the Shire” and The Warrior Trilogy, Island Library, 7:30pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 16) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28)

Bellingham Festival of Music (featuring Mozart’s opera “The Abduction from the Seraglio”), WWU’s Performing Arts Center,

7:30pm, $12-$45, boxoffice@wwu.edu or 360-650-6146. (pg. 7) ”Border Songs,” Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 7:30pm, $15. (pg. 28) ”Faith County II: The Saga Continues,” Rome Grange Hall, 7:30pm, $12 / $10 / $8, 360-927-0378, earl2315@aol.com. (pg. 28)

”Finding Nemo” (entertainment by Bellingham Dance Co.), Fairhaven Village

Green, 7:45pm, $5. (pg. 35) Eric Bibb (acoustic folk-blues), The Conway Muse, 8-11pm, $29, 360-445-3000, conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com or www.conwaymuse.com. Tango by the Bay Milonga (Argentine Tango), Squalicum Yacht Club, 8-10:30pm, $10 general / $7 members and students, 360-734-5676, bhamusabda@aol.com or www.bellinghamusadance.com.

Nitecrew (contemporary Top 40 dance), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com. Salsa Night, Cafe Rumba, 9:30pm, $4, www.rumbanorthwest.com. (pg. 36)

SUNDAY 7/13/2014 Skagit Valley Highland Games, Edgewater Park

in Mount Vernon, all day, adults $13 daily, $18 weekend pass / students, seniors, military $10 daily, $14 weekend pass, 360-416-4934, www.CelticArts.org. (pg. 39) Listen to Women’s Voices NW, KMRE 102.3 FM, 9-10am. (pg. 34) Art By The Bay, Stanwood Camano Fair Grounds, 10am-5pm, free admission. (pg. 15) Basic Gemstone Identification Workshop (first of 2 days), Bellingham Metal Arts Guild, 10am-3pm, $85 + $5 materials fee. (pg. 13) Our House Open House, Ferndale, 1-3pm, free, 360-734-3983, info@interfaith-coalition.org or www.interfaith-coalition.org. (pg. 34)

Raising Rett Syndrome Awareness & Support for http://frankiesaysfightrett.org , Vartanyan

Estate Windery, 1-5pm, free admission, 360-756-6770, sales@vewinery.com. (pg. 30) BAAY Presents “The Music Man,” BAAY Theatre, 2pm, tickets at www.baay.org. (pg. 28) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 2pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28)

Fiddlin’ Fox presents Sunny Sundays with Swamp Soul (Cajun), Fairhaven Village Green, 2-5pm, free. (pg. 7)

Bellingham Festival of Music (Chamber by the Bay performance by Calidore String Quartet), Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 4pm, $12-$45, 360-650-6146, boxoffice@wwu.edu. (pg. 7) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28)

MONDAY 7/14/2014 Heart and Vascular Screening, Skagit Regional Heart & Vascular Institute, 7:30am-11pm, $39, register at 360-814-2424, healthquest@skagitvalleyhospital.org or www.skagitvalleyhospital.org/events. (pg. 33)

Japanese 12 in 2 Chain Bracelet Workshop (2 days) begins, Bellingham Metal Arts Guild, 10am-4pm, $75 + $30 kit fee. (pg. 13)

NSC Weekly Walk, Taylor Dock, 10-10:30am, 360-393-3982. (pg. 34)

Play Lab (ages 3+), Central Bellingham Library Lawn, 11am-1pm, free, 360-778-7200, bhoglund@cob.org (Bethany). Anime @ Your Library (ages 12-19), Lecture Room, Bellingham Central Public Library, 5:30-7:30pm, 360-778-7323 (Jennifer), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Basics of Jewelry Rivets Workshop, BMAG, 6-8pm, $40 includes materials, www. BellinghamMetalArtsGuild.org. (pg. 13)

Monday Evening Book Discussion: “Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story” by Dame Daphne Sheldrick, Blaine Library, 6-8pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Monday’s Authors: Stacie Zinn Roberts,

Mount Vernon City Library, 6-7pm, free, 360-336-6209. (pg. 16) Salsa Levels 1 and 2 Class, Bell Tower Studios, 6-7:15pm, $12 / $8. (pg. 36) Author Event: Ian Doescher, Village Books, 7pm, free. (pg. 16)

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JULY 2014 Bard on the Beach: Exploring Shakespeare Talk, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, check website for prices, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28)

Bard on the Beach: Gazing Back: Reflecting on 25 Years at Bard, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, check web for prices, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28) Poetrynight @ the Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, 8-10pm, free, 360-778-7230, knbray@cob.org (Katie).

TUESDAY 7/15/2014 Sensational Toddlers Summer Session (8-weeks) begins, Whatcom Center for Early

Learning, 10-11:30am, $99 / 8-week session, 360-671-3660 or info@wcel.net. (pg. 39) Pet Fair (ages 4-11), Blaine Library, 10:3011:30am, free, sign up at the library or online, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 37) Art for Me & Mom or Dad Too, Blaine Library, 12:30-2:30pm, $12, pre-register and pay at www.nwparkandrec.org/. (pg. 39)

History of Writing Technologies with Mindport Exhibits (ages 4+), Lecture Room at

Central Bellingham Library, 1-3pm, free, 360-778-7200, bhoglund@cob.org (Bethany). Ancestry Workshop, Everson Library, 4-5:30pm or 6-7pm, free, sign up at 360-305-3600, www.wcls.oreg. (pg. 33) Hot Summer Chess Grand Prix (grades K-12), Lecture Room at Central Bellingham Library, 5:45-6pm check-in, free, pre-register required at 60-778-7200, bhoglund@cob.org (Bethany). Ask the Jeweler Class begins, BMAG, 6-10pm, $250 + your own materials, www.BellinghamMetalArtsGuild.org. (pg. 13) Kiwanis Tuesday Bingo, Elks Club, 6:15-9pm, $1 per card. (pg. 30) Author Event: William Wyckoff, Village Books, 7pm, free. (pg. 16)

Burlington Historical Society Meeting,

Burlington-Edison School District Office, 7-8:30pm, free, 360-757-4757, edieedmundson@comcast.net. (pg. 33) Learn to Think on Your Feet!, Improv Playworks, 7-9pm, free, 360-756-0756, sheila@improvplayworks.com or www.improvplayworks.com. (pg. 29) Meet Aminta Arrington (“Home is a Roof Over a Pig”), Lynden Library 7-8pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 16) Tuesday Open Mic, The Star Club, 7-10pm, no cover, marcia@entendremusic.com , 360-6474371 or www.starclubbellingham.com. (pg. 6) Weekly International Folk Dancing, Bay View Civic Hall, 7-9:30pm, $3. (pg. 36) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28) MBT Summer Rep: “Talley’s Folly,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. (pg. 27)

WEDNESDAY 7/16/2014 Genealogy Assistance (for adults), Bellingham

Central Library Genealogy Alcove, 10am-2pm, free, 360-778-7323. Stamped Copper Cuff Workshop, Jansen Art Center, 11am-3pm, $55. (pg. 13-14)

Brain Health with Ayurveda (lecture by Dr. Virender Sodhi), Ayurvedic Health Center and Wellness Shop, 2-4pm, free. (pg. 32)

Play Games at the Library (ages 6-12, parents welcome), Lecture Room at the Central Bellingham Library, 2-4pm, 360-778-7200 (Bethany), bhoglund@cob.org.

Live Music on the Patio: Chuck Dingee,

Keenan’s at the Pier inside The Chrysalis Inn & Spa, 5-7pm, no cover, 360-392-5510, www.thechrysalisinn.com.

10th Annual Downtown Sounds Summer Concert Series featuring The Prime Time Band with The Austerman File, Bay Street in

Bellingham, 5:30-9pm, free, 360-527-8710, www.downtownbham.wordpress.com. (pg. 4) Healing Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134. (pg. 32) ”The Enchanted Island,” Lincoln Theatre, 6:30pm, $15 adults / $13 seniors / $11 students / $2 off members, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. (pg. 7-8) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28)

Bellingham Festival of Music (featuring guest pianist Richard Goode), WWU’s Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm, $12-$45, 360-650-6146, boxoffice@wwu.edu. (pg. 7)

MBT Summer Rep: “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton

Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. (pg. 27)

THURSDAY 7/17/2014 Sensational Toddlers Summer Session (8-weeks) begins, Whatcom Center for Early Learning, 10-11:30am, $99 / 8-week session, 360-671-3660 or info@wcel.net. (pg. 39) Speeder Rides, Orchard Place & Orchard Drive intersection, 11am-4pm, $3 / $2. (pg. 33)

Brown Bag: Curator’s Tour of Radical Repetition: Albers to Warhol, Whatcom

Museum Lightcatcher, 12:30pm, free with $5 Thursday admission / free for Museum members, info@whatcommuseum.org , 360778-8930 or www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 32) Summer Movie Matinee (all ages), Lecture Room at Central Bellingham Library, 2-4pm, free, call for title, 360-778-7200, bhoglund@cob.org (Bethany). History Sunset Cruise, Island Mariner Cruises, 5:30-8:30pm, $35 / $30 Museum members, tickets at 800-838-3006 ext. 1 or Brown Paper Tickets, www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 33)

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Live in the Piano Lounge: Skip Williams and Robert “Goldtooth” Ray (jazz keyboard and

bass), Jansen Art Center, 5:30-7:30pm. (pg. 6)

Meditation Hour, Simply Spirit Reading &

Healing Center, 5:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134. (pg. 32)

3rd Thursday Local Music Series: Gallowglass (contemporary and traditional Irish), Community Food Co-op Deli, 6-8pm, free, 360-734-8158, jeanr@communityfood.coop or www.communityfood.coop.

Concerts in the Park: Prozac Mtn. Boys, Elizabeth Park, 6pm, free.

WHS Pet Loss Support Group, Whatcom

Humane Society, 6pm, free, 360-733-2080, outreach@whatcomhumane.org or www.whatcomhumane.org. (pg. 34)

Delving into Pi: A Raspberry Pi User Group

(for adults and teens), Blaine Library, 6:30-8pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. Author Event: Bruce Holbert, Village Books, 7pm. (pg. 16) BAAY Presents “13,” BAAY Theatre, 7pm, tickets at www.baay.org. (pg. 28) ”Macbeth,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7pm, $12 / $10 with student ID / $30 family, www. shakesnw.org. (pg. 28) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28) ”Doc Dweeb,” Lynden Pioneer Museum, 7:30-9pm, $12, 360-961-8833, freekeyproductions@comcast.net. (pg. 29) MBT Summer Rep: “Becky’s New Car,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. (pg. 27) Trish & Hans with John Anderson (sax), The Conway Muse, 7pm, $10, 360-445-3000, conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com or www.conwaymuse.com.

FRIDAY 7/18/2014 Bellingham Festival of Music (chamber concert), Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room, noon, free, 360-650-6146, boxoffice@wwu.edu. (pg. 7) Hopscotch and Hula Hoops (all ages), Central Bellingham Library Lawn, noon-2pm, free, 360-778-7200, bhoglund@cob.org (Bethany). Rider Cup Benefit Golf Tournament, North Bellingham Golf Course, 1-6pm, $100 / golfer, 360-201-1371, psimmons@coastlumber.com or www.nwtrc.org. (pg. 31)

FIG Art Club Workshop: Dyed Coffee Filter Wreaths, Whatcom Museum FIG at the

Lightcatcher, 3-4pm, $7 general / $5 Museum members / free for FIG members with reward points, 360-778-8930, figinfo@cob.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 39) Western Line Dancing Class, Ten Mile Grange, newbies at 5:45pm, beginners at 6:30pm, intermediates at 7:30pm, $5. (pg. 36)

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JULY 2014 Family Story Night (ages 6 to adult) with the Bellingham Storytellers Guild, Fairhaven

Library Fireplace Room, 6-8:30pm, free, 360-778-7188, bhamstoryguild@comcast.net. Nuages (Gypsy jazz), The Conway Muse, 6pm, $10, conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com , 360445-3000 or www.conwaymuse.com. Author Event: Gail Noble-Sanderson, Village Books, 7pm. (pg. 16) BAAY Presents “13,” BAAY Theatre, 7pm, tickets at www.baay.org. (pg. 28) Dances of Universal Peace, Center for Spiritual Living, 7-9pm, by donation, 360-733-5745, www.seattledup.org/bellingham.htm. (pg. 36) ”Much Ado About Nothing,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7pm, $12 / $10 with student ID / $30 family, www.shakesnw.org. (pg. 28) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28)

Bellingham Festival of Music (guitar recital with Pablo Villegas), Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 7:30pm, $12-$45, 360-650-6146, boxoffice@wwu.edu. (pg. 7)

”Faith County II: The Saga Continues,”

Rome Grange Hall, 7:30pm, $12 / $10 / $8, 360-927-0378, earl2315@aol.com. (pg. 28) Friday Night Dance Party, Bellingham Dance Company, 7:30-10pm, $7 / $5. (pg. 36) Markley and Balmer (country, blues, folk, jazz, funk), The Conway Muse, 7:30pm, $7, 360-445-3000 or www.conwaymuse.com. MBT Summer Rep: “Talley’s Folly,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. (pg. 27) John Conlee, Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Pacific Showroom, 8pm, $28 / $32, 877-2752448, www.theskagit.com. (pg. 8) Fritz & the Freeloaders, Honey Moon Tasting Room, 8:15pm, no cover, 360-734-0728, contact@honeymoonmead.net or www.honeymoonmeads.com. $5 Fine (contemporary country & classic rock), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SATURDAY 7/19/2014 NSC Weekly Coffee Hour, Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 9-11:30am, free, 360-393-3982.

11th Annual Skagit Artists Together Studio Tour, Skagit County, 10am-6pm, free, 360-

466-4778, skagitartiststogether@yahoo.com or www.skagitart.com. (pg. 14)

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Bellingham Festival of Music (master class with Pablo Villegas), Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 10am-noon, free, 360-650-6146, boxoffice@wwu.edu. (pg. 7)

Chef in the Market at the Bellingham Farmers Market, Depot Market Square, 10am-3pm. (pg. 35)

Foothills Garden Tour, Deming Library, 10:30am-

5pm, $10 advance sales / $12 day of tour, 360592-5456, www.demingfriends.org. (pg. 31) Make a Gnome or Fairy Garden (grades K-5), South Whatcom Library, 10:30am-noon, free, sign up at the library or online, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 37) BYJB Concert, Northwest Raspberry Festival in Lynden, 11am. (pg. 6) Speeder Rides, Orchard Place & Orchard Drive intersection, 11am-4pm, $3 / $2. (pg. 33) Sterling Silver Ring Workshop, BMAG, 11am-5pm, $85 + $10 materials fee, www.BellinghamMetalArtsGuild.org. (pg. 13) Fairhaven Steampunk Festival, Village Books, noon-5pm, free, events@villagebooks.com , www.villagebooks.com/steampunk-festival or 360-671-2626. (pg. 39)

“Haunted Fairhaven” Presentation and Author Appearance, Village Books, noon-1pm, free, 360-671-2626, biblioinfo@villagebooks.com. (pg. 34)

”The Art of Genre: Posters from Hollywood’s Golden Age” Opens, Whatcom Museum

Lightcatcher and Old City Hall, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 15) Builders Club (ages 4-12), Central Bellingham Library Lecture Room, 1-3pm, free, 360-778-7200, bhoglund@cob.org.

Gala Finale Concert of Sounds of Summer Music Festival, McIntyre Hall, 1pm, $10 adults

/ $1 age 16 and under, info@mcintyrehall.org , 360-416-7727 or www.mbys.org. (pg. 8-9) BAAY Presents “13,” BAAY Theatre, 2pm, tickets at www.baay.org. (pg. 28) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 2pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28) Red Solo Cup, Skagit County Historical Museum, 2-5pm, $20, jwolfe@co.skagit.wa.us, 360466-3365 or www.skagitcounty.net/museum. (pg. 31) Ruvara Marimba Ensemble, Jansen Art Center, 2:15-4pm, free, info@jansenartcenter.org , www.jansenartcenter.org or 360-354-3600. (pg. 9) MCT’s “Rapunzel,” Mount Baker Theatre, 3pm or 7pm, $10 adults / $6 seniors and youth, 360734-6080, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com or www.mountbakertheatre.com/events. (pg. 39)

Entertainment News Northwest ~ July 2014

Strawberry Social and Car Show, Glen Echo Community Club, 5-8pm, $3 suggested donation, saveglenecho@gmail.com , www.glenechocommunityclub.org or 360-966-4976. (pg. 39)

Saturday Night Music: Jeff Fullner & Andrea Lynne (acoustic folk & pop from 50’s to

present), Jansen Art Center, 6:30-8pm. (pg. 9)

BAAY Presents “13,” BAAY Theatre, 7pm, tickets at www.baay.org. (pg. 28)

BYJB Concert, Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 7pm. (pg. 6)

Concerts in the Park: The Polyrhythmics, Boulevard Park, 7-9pm, free.

”Macbeth,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival,

Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7pm, $12 / $10 with student ID / $30 family, www.shakesnw.org. (pg. 28) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28) Dervish (Irish music), The Conway Muse, 7:30pm, $29, conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com , 360-445-3000 or www.conwaymuse.com. ”Faith County II: The Saga Continues,” Rome Grange Hall, 7:30pm, $12 / $10 / $8, 360-927-0378, earl2315@aol.com. (pg. 28)

MBT Summer Rep: “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton

Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. (pg. 27) Scott Cossu Trio (melodic jazz), The Conway Muse, 7:30pm, $12, 360-445-3000, conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com or www.conwaymuse.com. ”Footloose” (music by Lost at Last), Fairhaven Village Green, 7:45pm, $5. (pg. 35) John Conlee, Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Pacific Showroom, 8pm, $28 / $32, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com. (pg. 8) $5 Fine (contemporary country & classic rock), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com. Salsa Night, Cafe Rumba, 9:30pm, $4, www.rumbanorthwest.com. (pg. 36)

SUNDAY 7/20/2014 Listen to Women’s Voices NW, KMRE 102.3 FM, 9-10am. (pg. 34)

11th Annual Skagit Artists Together Studio Tour, Skagit County, 10am-6pm, free, 360-

466-4778, skagitartiststogether@yahoo.com or www.skagitart.com. (pg. 14)

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JULY 2014 Sunday at the Depot Car Show, Depot Market, 10am-3pm, free, 360-715-3876, www.nweuropean.com. (pg. 40) Foothills Garden Tour, Deming Library, 10:30am-5pm, $10 / $12. (pg. 31) Whatcom Wine and Spirits Fest, Bellewood Acres, 1-5pm, $25, erin@sconnect.org , www.sustainableconnections.org/events or 360-318-7720. (pg. 35) BAAY Presents “13,” BAAY Theatre, 2pm, tickets at www.baay.org. (pg. 28) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 2pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28)

Fiddlin’ Fox presents Sunny Sundays with Balkanarama (Gypsy Balkan), Fairhaven Village Green, 2-5pm, free. (pg. 7)

Meet Aminta Arrington (“Home is a Roof Over

a Pig”), Lynden Library 7-8pm, free, 360-3053600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 16) ”Much Ado About Nothing,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 2pm, $12 / $10 with student ID / $30 family, www.shakesnw.org. (pg. 28) MBT Summer Rep: “Becky’s New Car,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 3pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. (pg. 27) Ryan and Amie Smit in Concert, Jansen Art Center, 3pm, $10 adults / $5 children 12 and under, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 9) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28)

Bellingham Festival of Music (featuring Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas),

WWU’s Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm, $12-$45, 360-650-6146, boxoffice@wwu.edu. (pg. 7) An Evening with Joan Baez, Mount Baker Theatre, 8pm, $79 / $69 / $59 / $49, 360734-6080, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com. (pg. 9)

MONDAY 7/21/2014 NSC Weekly Walk, Taylor Dock, 10-10:30am, 360-393-3982. (pg. 34)

Teen Game Night (ages 12-18), Lecture Room

TUESDAY 7/22/2014 Gentle Yoga Class with Joani Glasser (5-week series) begins, 2130 Grant St., 10:3011:30am, $65 / $15 drop-in / $10 first time, 360-656-6699, yogawithjoani@yahoo.com or www.yogawithjoani.com. (pg. 33)

Exploration of Technique with Acrylic Paint,

Blaine Library, 12:30-2:30pm, $12, pre-register and pay at http://www.nwparkandrec.org/. (pg. 40)

Static Explorations with the SPARK Museum (ages 5-12), Lecture Room at Central Bellingham Library, 2-4pm, free, 360-7787200, bhoglund@cob.org (Bethany). Builders Club (ages 4-12), Central Bellingham Library Lecture Room, 5:30-7:30pm, free, 360-778-7200, bhoglund@cob.org. Kiwanis Tuesday Bingo, Elks Club, 6:15-9pm, $1 per card. (pg. 30)

Bellingham Reads: “The Necklace” by Cheryl Jarvis, Bellingham Central Library Dodson

Room, 6:30-7:30pm, free, 360-778-7323 (Suzanne), scarlson-prandini@cob.org. (pg. 16) Tuesday Open Mic, The Star Club, 7-10pm, no cover, marcia@entendremusic.com , 360-6474371 or www.starclubbellingham.com. (pg. 6) Weekly International Folk Dancing, Bay View Civic Hall, 7-9:30pm, $3. (pg. 36) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28)

MBT Summer Rep: “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton

Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. (pg. 27)

WEDNESDAY 7/23/2014 Genealogy Assistance (for adults), Bellingham

Central Library Genealogy Alcove, 10am-2pm, free, 360-778-7323. Stitched Textiles Appreciation Morning, Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts, 10am12:30pm, free, register at 360-466-0110 or www.gailcreativestudies.com. (pg. 16) Llamas at the Library (ages 4-11), Everson Library, 10:30-11:30am, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 37)

City Club Lunch Meeting: Unintended Consequences of New Technologies,

noon-1:30pm, $13 members / $18 nonmembers in advance includes lunch; $15 / $20 at the door (if available), info@bellinghamcityclub.org or www.bellinghamcityclub.org. (pg. 32)

Science Fun with the Whatcom Museum’s Family Interactive Gallery (ages 5+), Lecture

Room at Central Bellingham Library, noon-3pm, free, 360-778-7200, bhoglund@cob.org (Bethany).

Live Music on the Patio: Adrian Clarke,

Keenan’s at the Pier inside The Chrysalis Inn & Spa, 5-7pm, no cover, 360-392-5510, www.thechrysalisinn.com.

10th Annual Downtown Sounds Summer Concert Series featuring Polecat with Hillstomp, Bay Street in Bellingham, 5:30-9pm, free, www.downtownbham.wordpress.com or 360-527-8710. (pg. 4) Healing Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134. (pg. 32) Crooked Road (Irish music), Packer’s Oyster Bar at Semiahmoo Resort, 6-9:30pm, no cover, 360-820-0486, jansongs@janpetersmusic.org or www.janpetersmusic.org. ”Romeo et Juliette,” Lincoln Theatre, 6:30-10pm, $15 adults / $13 seniors / $11 students / $2 off members, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. (pg. 9-10) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28) MBT Summer Rep: “Becky’s New Car,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. (pg. 27)

THURSDAY 7/24/2014 Llamas at the Library (ages 4-11), Lynden

Library, 10:30-11:30am, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 37) Summer Movie Matinee (all ages), Lecture Room at Central Bellingham Library, 2-4pm, free, call for title, 360-778-7200 or bhoglund@cob.org (Bethany).

at the Central Bellingham Library, 5:30-7:30pm, free, 360-778-7323, jlovchik@cob.org (Jennifer). Monday’s Authors: Judith Kirscht, Mount Vernon City Library, 6-7pm, free, 360-336-6209. (pg. 16) Salsa Levels 1 and 2 Class, Bell Tower Studios, 6-7:15pm, $12 / $8. (pg. 36)

Bayshore Symphony Summer Music-Reading Rehearsal, Central Lutheran Church, 7-9pm,

free, director@bayshoremusicproject.com , 360724-7300 or www.bayshoremusicproject.com. (pg. 9) ”Go, Granny D!,” Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 7-8pm, $10 suggested donation, www.lwvbellingham/whatcom.org or 360-734-2366. (pg. 39) SummerSong: Choral Singing for Women, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 7pm, $10 suggested donation, info@bellinghamsings.org , 360-6761024 or www.bellinghamsings.org. (pg. 9) Bard on the Beach: VSO at Bard, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, check website for prices, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28) Poetrynight @ the Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, 8-10pm, free, 360-778-7230, knbray@cob.org (Katie). NEW: Submit your event info online at www.ennw.info/submit-an-event/. Thank you!

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JULY 2014 History Sunset Cruise, Island Mariner Cruises,

5:30-8:30pm, $35 / $30 Museum members, tickets at 800-838-3006 ext. 1 or Brown Paper Tickets, www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 33) Live in the Piano Lounge: Peter Ali (Native American flute), Jansen Art Center, 5:307:30pm. (pg. 6) Meditation Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134.

Concerts in the Park: Yogoman Burning Band, Elizabeth Park, 6pm, free.

Chuckanut Radio Hour Featuring J.A. Jance,

Whatcom Community College Heiner Theatre, 6:30pm, $5, events@villagebooks.com , 360671-2626 or www.villagebooks.com. (pg. 16) ”Much Ado About Nothing,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7pm, $12 / $10 with student ID / $30 family, www.shakesnw.org. (pg. 28) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28) MBT Summer Rep: “Talley’s Folly,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. The Albert Lee Band, Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm, $30 / $25 / $20 / $10 / $2 off members, 360336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. (pg. 10)

FRIDAY 7/25/2014 Gentle Yoga Class with Joani Glasser (5-week series) begins, 2130 Grant St., 8:45-9:45am, $65 / $15 drop-in / $10 first time, 360-6566699, yogawithjoani@yahoo.com or www.yogawithjoani.com. (pg. 33) Project Homeless Connect 2014, Bellingham High School, 9am-4pm, free, 360-734-3055, anastasiab@whatcomvolunteer.org. (pg. 34) Ferndale Friends Big Book Sale, Ferndale Library, during regular open hours, 360-3053600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 30) 46th Annual Children’s Craft Fair (children 13 and under may pre-register for a booth), Central Bellingham Library Lawn, 11am-1pm, free admission, all items $4 or less, 360-7787200, bhoglund@cob.org (Bethany).

Bayview Cemetery Tours: Bayview Abbey 100th Anniversary, Bayview Cemetery, 1pm,

free, reservations required at 360-778-7150, www.bayviewcemetery.com or bayview@cob.org. (pg. 33) Toshokan! Cosplay @ Your Library (ages 12-20s), Lecture Room, Bellingham Central Public Library, 4-6pm, 360-778-7323 (Jennifer), jlovchik@cob.org. Western Line Dancing Class, Ten Mile Grange, newbies at 5:45pm, beginners at 6:30pm, intermediates at 7:30pm, $5. (pg. 36) ”Macbeth,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7pm, $12 / $10 with student ID / $30 family, www.shakesnw.org. (pg. 28) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28) Friday Night Dance Party, Bellingham Dance Company, 7:30-10pm, $7 / $5. (pg. 36)

MBT Summer Rep: “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton

Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. (pg. 27) Scott Pemberton Trio (dance rock), The Conway Muse, 7:30pm, $10, 360-445-3000, conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com or www.conwaymuse.com.

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WHS Movies Under the Stars featuring “Best in Show,” Whatcom Humane Society Field, 7:30-11pm, $5 suggested donation, 360-7332080, events@whatcomhumane.org. (pg. 31) Harmonious Funk (funk, R&B, Top 40), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SATURDAY 7/26/2014 NSC Weekly Coffee Hour, Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 9-11:30am, free, 360-393-3982. (pg. 34)

18th Annual Samish Island Arts Festival,

Samish Island Community Center, 10am-4pm, free admission, 360-630-5654 or www.samishisland.net. (pg. 16)

Deming Book Club: “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens, Deming Library, 10am-noon, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. Ferndale Friends Big Book Sale, Ferndale Library, during regular open hours, 360-3053600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 30)

Kids’ Vending Day at the Bellingham Farmers Market, Depot Market Square, 10am-3pm. (pg. 35)

Mind, Body, Spirit Fair, Center for Spiritual

Living-Bellingham, 10am-4pm, $5, 360-734-4160, info@csl.bellingham.org or www.csl-bellingham.org. (pg. 33) Sidewalk Sale, downtown Bellingham, 10am-7pm, free admission, 360-527-5170, lindsey@downtownbellingham.com. (pg. 40) BYJB Concert, Barkley Village Gazebo, 10:30am. (pg. 6) Children’s Craft Fair (ages 5-13), South Whatcom Library, 10:30am-12:30pm, free to sell, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 40) Speeder Rides, Orchard Place & Orchard Drive intersection, 11am-4pm, $3 / $2. (pg. 33) 6th Annual Bite of Skagit, Swinomish Casino & Lodge Waterfront Park, Anacortes, noon-4pm, free admission, canderson@northcoastcu.com , 360-395-4009 or www.biteofskagit.org. Celebrate National Dance Day, Ballet Bellingham, noon-4pm, free, 360-746-8508, balletbellingham@comcast.net or www.balletbellingham.com. (pg. 36)

Gadgets, Robots and Gizmos of the Sci-Fi Universe Workshop (ages 9-13), Whatcom

Museum Lightcatcher, 1-3:30pm, $10 workshop fee + $2.50 for materials, 360-7788930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 40)

Iron Man: “Much Ado About Nothing” at 1pm, SNW Touring Show at 4pm, “Macbeth” at 7pm, Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, $30 (includes all 3 shows + T-shirt), www.shakesnw.org. (pg. 28) Street Law/Access ID at the Library (for adults), Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, 1-4pm, free, 360-778-7323.

Bellingham Girls Rock Camp BBQ Fundraiser, 3six0 Music, 2-4pm, $5, 253-302-1482, katie@bgrc.org. (pg. 31)

”The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,”

Lincoln Theatre, 3pm, free, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. (pg. 35) Author Event: Arleen Williams, Village Books, 4pm. (pg. 16) Bard on the Beach: Fireworks, Vancouver, B.C., 4:30pm, check website for prices, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28)

Entertainment News Northwest ~ July 2014

Summer Dinner on the Farm, Gordon Skagit

Farms, 5pm, $125, info@skagitonians.org , 360336-3974 or www.skagitonians.org. (pg. 35)

Anacortes Arts Festival Arts at the Port Opening, Port of Anacortes Transit Shed, 6pm, free, www.anacortesartsfestival.com. (pg. 11)

Saturday Night Music: Bob Sanders (jazz), Jansen Art Center, 6:30-8pm. (pg. 7)

Concerts in the Park: Skamania, Boulevard Park, 7-9pm, free.

MBT Summer Rep: “Becky’s New Car,” Mount

Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. Stardrums and Lady Keys, The Conway Muse, 7:30pm, $10, conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com , 360-445-3000 or www.conwaymuse.com.

”The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,”

Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm, free, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. (pg. 35)

”The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” (music by One Fine Fool) Fairhaven Village Green, 7:30pm, $5. (pg. 35)

Harmonious Funk (funk, R&B, Top 40), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com. Salsa Night, Cafe Rumba, 9:30pm, $4, www.rumbanorthwest.com. (pg. 36)

SUNDAY 7/27/2014 Listen to Women’s Voices NW, KMRE 102.3 FM, 9-10am. (pg. 34)

6th Annual Paws and Claws Expo, Bloedel

Donovan Park, 10am-4pm, free admission, alternativehumanesociety@gmail.com , www.alternativehumanesociety.com or 360-671-7445. (pg. 40) Ferndale Friends Big Book Sale, Ferndale Library, during regular open hours, 360-3053600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 30) Become a Fearless Communicator, Bellingham Center for Spiritual Living, 1-5pm, $30, Daimon@NeuroMasteryAcademy.com , 360441-1195 or www.NeuroMasteryAcademy.com. (pg. 29) Brewers By The Bay, Depot Market Square, 1-5pm, $25 advance / $30 at the gate, www.facebook.com/BrewersByTheBay. (pg. 31)

EverybodyBIKE Summer Ride: Lights! Cameras! Bicycles!, Whatcom Museum

Lightcatcher, 1-3pm, $3 for riders / free for Museum members, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 40) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 2pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28)

Fiddlin’ Fox presents Sunny Sundays with Alma Villegas (Latin beat), Fairhaven Village Green, 2-5pm, free. (pg. 7)

MBT Summer Rep: “Talley’s Folly,” Mount

Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 3pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. (pg. 27) Cheryl Bentyne Concert, Lincoln Theatre, 3:30-7pm, $50 with VIP reception / $20 concert only, jwolfe@co.skagit.wa.us, 360-3368955 or www.skagitcounty.net/museum. (pg. 10) Ben and Mia Starner, The Conway Muse, 6pm, $7, conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com , 360445-3000 or www.conwaymuse.com. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28)

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JULY 2014 MONDAY 7/28/2014 NSC Weekly Walk, Taylor Dock, 10-10:30am, 360-393-3982. (pg. 34)

Monday’s Authors: Tom Kelly, Mount Vernon

City Library, 6-7pm, free, 360-336-6209. (pg. 16) Salsa Levels 1 and 2 Class, Bell Tower Studios, 6-7:15pm, $12 / $8. (pg. 36)

Ferndale Friends Book Group: “The Sandcastle Girls” by Chris Bohjalian,

Ferndale Library, 7-9pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Bard on the Beach: Exploring Shakespeare Talk, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, check website for prices, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28)

Bard on the Beach: Gazing Back: Reflecting on 25 Years at Bard, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm,

check web for prices, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28)

TUESDAY 7/29/2014 Fizz Boom Summer Fun – Fireworks (ages

4-11), Blaine Library, 10:30-11:30am, free, sign up at the library or online, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 37)

Robotics at the Spark Museum (4 days) begins, Spark Museum of Electrical Invention,

11am-12:30pm, $60 general / $48 Spark members, www.sparkmuseum.org or 360-7383886. (pg. 29)

Northwest Animals (ages 6-10) Stories, Crafts & Songs about Owls, Lecture Room at the Central Bellingham Library, 1:30-2:30pm, pre-registration required at 360-778-7200 (Bethany), bhoglund@cob.org.

Children’s Craft Fair (ages 5-13), Ferndale

Library, 2-3pm, free to sell, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 40) Kiwanis Tuesday Bingo, Elks Club, 6:15-9pm, $1 per card. (pg. 30) BYJB Concert, Boundary Bay Beer Garden, 7pm. (pg. 6) Tuesday Open Mic, The Star Club, 7-10pm, no cover, marcia@entendremusic.com , 360-6474371 or www.starclubbellingham.com. (pg. 6) Weekly International Folk Dancing, Bay View Civic Hall, 7-9:30pm, $3. (pg. 36) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28) MBT Summer Rep: “Becky’s New Car,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. (pg. 27)

WEDNESDAY 7/30/2014 Genealogy Assistance (for adults), Bellingham

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

Science Fun with the Whatcom Museum’s Family Interactive Gallery (ages 5+), Lecture

Room at Central Bellingham Library, noon-3pm, free, 360-778-7200, bhoglund@cob.org (Bethany). Bard on the Beach: Fireworks, Vancouver, B.C., 4:30pm, check website for prices, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28)

Live Music on the Patio: Walt Burkett,

Keenan’s at the Pier inside The Chrysalis Inn & Spa, 5-7pm, no cover, 360-392-5510, www.thechrysalisinn.com.

NEW: Submit your event info online at www.ennw.info/submit-an-event/. Thank you!

10th Annual Downtown Sounds Summer Concert Series featuring Publish the Quest with 3 on the Tree, Bay Street in Bellingham,

5:30-9pm, free, 360-527-8710, www.downtownbham.wordpress.com. (pg. 4) Berries, Berries, Berries, Community Enrichment Center at St. Paul’s Church, 5:30-8:30pm, $32, 360-733-2890, info@EnrichmentStPauls.org or www.EnrichmentStPauls.org. (pg. 35) Healing Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134. (pg. 32) ”La Fanciulla del West,” Lincoln Theatre, 6:30pm, $15 adults / $13 seniors / $11 students / $2 off members, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. (pg. 10) Author Event: Robert Duke, Village Books, 7pm. (pg. 16) MBT Summer Rep: “Talley’s Folly,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com.

THURSDAY 7/31/2014 Children’s Craft Fair (ages 5-13), Lynden

Library, 10:30-11:30am, free to sell, 360-3053600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 40) Speeder Rides, Orchard Place & Orchard Drive intersection, 11am-4pm, $3 / $2. (pg. 33) Summertime Fun in the SPARK Lab, Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, 1-3pm, $18 per session general / $15 Spark members, 360-738-3886, anne@sparkmuseum.org or www.sparkmuseum.org. (pg. 40) Summer Movie Matinee (all ages), Lecture Room at Central Bellingham Library, 2-4pm, free, call for title, 360-778-7200, bhoglund@cob.org (Bethany).

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JULY 2014 History Sunset Cruise, Island Mariner Cruises,

5:30-8:30pm, $35 / $30 Museum members, tickets at 800-838-3006 ext. 1 or Brown Paper Tickets, www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 33)

Live in the Piano Lounge: Anissa Caprina and Erik Snyder (jazz), Jansen Art Center, 5:30-7:30pm. (pg. 6)

Meditation Hour, Simply Spirit Reading &

Healing Center, 5:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134. (pg. 32) Concerts in the Park: Maggie’s Fury, Elizabeth Park, 6pm, free. Find Waldo Celebration, Village Books, 6-7pm, free. (pg. 36-37) Pies & Pints, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher courtyard, 6-8pm, $10 / $15 for Museum members, info@whatcommuseum.org , 360-778-8930 or www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 35) ”Much Ado About Nothing,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7pm, $12 / $10 with student ID / $30 family, www.shakesnw.org. (pg. 28) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28)

”Mark Twain in Fairhaven: A Musical Tall Tale 2014,” Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm, $12 adults / $8 students and seniors, 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com/mark-twain-fairhaven. (pg. 29)

Marrowstone Music Festival: Faculty Chamber Concert, WWU Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm, $10, 360-650-6146, www.tickets.wwu.edu. (pg. 5)

MBT Summer Rep: “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton

Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. (pg. 27)

FRIDAY 8/1/2014 Anacortes Arts Festival, 10am-6pm, free, 360293-6211, www.AnacortesArtsFestival.com. (pg. 11)

19th Annual Mount Baker R&B Festival,

Deming Log Show Fairgrounds, music starts at 5pm, www.bakerblues.com. (pg. 3)

2014 Juried Artist Series: Wing and Petal, Opening Reception, Allied Arts Gallery,

6-9pm, free, katy@alliedarts.org , 360-6769548 or www.alliedarts.org. (pg. 16) BYJB Concert, Allied Arts, 6pm, free, 360-6765750, markelly@oz.net or www.jazzproject.org. (pg. 6) First Friday Art Walk, Downtown Bellingham, 6-10pm, free, www.downtownbellingham.com , lindsey@downtownbellingham.com or 360-527-8710. (pg. 14) ”Macbeth,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7pm, $12 / $10 with student ID / $30 family, www.shakesnw.org. (pg. 28) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28) Friday Night Dance Party, Bellingham Dance Company, 7:30-10pm, $7 / $5. (pg. 36)

”Mark Twain in Fairhaven: A Musical Tall Tale 2014,” Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm, $12 / $8. (pg. 29)

MBT Summer Rep: “Becky’s New Car,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. (pg. 27)

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SATURDAY 8/2/2014 Anacortes Arts Festival, 10am-6pm. (pg. 11) Drayton Harbor Maritime Festival, Blaine

Marina, 10am-5pm, free, 360-332-6484, www.blainechamber.com/draytonharbordays or vic@cityofblaine.com. (pg. 40) Visit Sculpture Woods, 10am-5pm, free, www.annmorrisbronze.com. (pg. 13) BYJB Concert, Bellingham Farmers Market, 10:30am. (pg. 6) 25th Annual Bellingham Kids’ Festival, Bloedel Donovan, 11am-3pm, free, www.cob.org. Speeder Rides, Orchard Place & Orchard Drive intersection, 11am-4pm, $3 / $2. (pg. 33) MCT’s “Alice in Wonderland,” Mount Baker Theatre, 3pm or 7pm, $10 adults / $6 seniors and youth, 360-734-6080 or www.mountbakertheatre.com/events. (pg. 40) Bard on the Beach: Fireworks, Vancouver, B.C., 4:30pm, check website for prices, www.bardonthebeach.org (pg. 28)

19th Annual Mount Baker R&B Festival,

Deming Log Show Fairgrounds, music starts at 11am, www.bakerblues.com. (pg. 3) BYJB Concert, Fairhaven Village Green, 7pm. (6) Concerts in the Park: Br’er Rabbit, Boulevard Park, 7-9pm, free. ”Much Ado About Nothing,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7pm, $12 / $10 with student ID / $30 family, www.shakesnw.org. (pg. 28)

”Mark Twain in Fairhaven: A Musical Tall Tale 2014,” Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm, $12 / $8. (pg. 29)

Marrowstone Music Festival: Chamber Orchestra Concert, WWU Performing Arts

Center, 7:30pm, $24 general / $15 students, 360-650-6146, www.tickets.wwu.edu. (pg. 5) MBT Summer Rep: “Talley’s Folly,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 7:30pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. NBT presents “Snow White,” Blaine High School PAC, 7:30pm, $20, 360-714-1246, info@northwestballet.org or www.snowwhiteballet.eventbrite.com. (pg. 36)

”The Sandlot” (music by Bellingham Youth Jazz Band), Fairhaven Village Green, 7:30pm, $5. (pg. 35)

SUNDAY 8/3/2014 Anacortes Arts Festival, 10am-5pm. (pg. 11) Drayton Harbor Maritime Festival, Blaine Marina, 10am-5pm. (pg. 40)

19th Annual Mount Baker R&B Festival,

Deming Log Show Fairgrounds, music starts at 11am, www.bakerblues.com. (pg. 3) ”Macbeth,” Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 2pm, $12 / $10 with student ID / $30 family, www.shakesnw.org. (pg. 28)

”Mark Twain in Fairhaven: A Musical Tall Tale 2014,” Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 2pm, $12 / $8. (pg. 29)

Marrowstone Music Festival: Festival Orchestras, WWU Performing Arts Center,

3pm, $32 prime reserved seating / $24 general / $15 students, www.tickets.wwu.edu. (pg. 5)

MBT Summer Rep: “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton

Theatre, 3pm, $25 adults / $12.50 students (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. (pg. 27)

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Enjoy MBT Summer Rep in the State-of-the-art Walton Theatre by Zoe Bronstein Over the years, Mount Baker Theater’s Summer Repertory has presented lineups of comedies, dramas, and musicals in the intimate black box Walton Theatre. This summer, the season will boast three shows, Talley’s Folly, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Becky’s New Car. Lanford Wilson’s Talley’s Folly is a romantic comedic drama. Lamby Hedge directs the story of Matt Friedman, a bookish Jewish accountant, and Sally Talley, a girl from a conservative Protestant family, in Missouri in 1944. Matt is determined to win Sally’s heart despite her fears of family disapproval. Talley’s Folly is the winner of both the 1980 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play of the Season. The New York Post calls it “A funny, sweet, touching and marvelously written and contrived love poem for an apple and an orange.” Ken Michels will direct Neil Simon’s 1969 comedy Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Barney Cashman is having a mid-life crisis. This hilarious play is the story of his last-ditch attempt to join the sexual revolution despite having been faithfully married for 23 years. He pursues three extramarital affairs: Elaine, a neurotic and foul-mouthed philanderer; Bobbi, an unstable 20-something actress; and Jeannette, a downtrodden housewife who happens to be married to Barney’s best friend. The New York Times calls it “as witty as ever, perhaps wittier.” Speaking of mid-life crises, Becky, of Steven Dietz’s Becky’s New Car directed by Beth Leonard, is no stranger to them. Middle-aged, working a dead-end job at a car dealership and trapped in an unsatisfying marriage, Becky wants out and doesn’t have a clue how to get there. But one night, a millionaire appears at her work with an impossible offer: a brand new life. Dietz’s script, teeming with deadpan humor and plot twists, “takes the audience on a smart, comic cruise through the perils of middle-aged longing and regret” (Variety) and “is that perfect blend of hilarious comedy and substantial weight, a story about choices and consequences that could believably happen to anyone” (Broadway Hour).

The MBT Rep series plays July 15 through August 10. Performances Tuesday through Saturday start at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees are at 3:00 p.m. General admission is $25, and student tickets cost $12.50 with valid ID.

Mount Baker Theatre Summer Rep’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers opens July 16 at the Walton Theatre. Photo by Damian Vines with artwork by Conner Peirson.

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Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival – Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival’s 25th anniversary season runs through Sept. 20. To celebrate, Bard is bringing back two audience favorites: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Dean Paul Gibson, and Meg Roe’s The Tempest. Rounding out the landmark season is a bold adaptation of Cymbeline, directed by Anita Rochon, and Equivocation, written by contemporary playwright Bill Cain and directed by Michael Shamata. Tickets can be purchased at www.bardonthebeach.org , 604-739-0559 or 1-877-739-0559. The festival performances will be held at Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Ave., Vancouver, BC.

Admission is $27-$47. More info: 604739-0559, info@bardonthebeach.org or www.bardonthebeach.org.

Border Songs – Bellingham Theatre

Works, in association with Village Books, presents Border Songs, the stage adaptation of Jim Lynch’s beloved book about life on the Washington/Canadian border. Border Songs explores the tensions, struggles, law and lawlessness at the Peace-Arch border through the eyes of Brandon, a quirky, dyslexic, sociallyawkward border patrolman. A cast of ten plays over twenty different characters, including drug smugglers, massage therapists, illegal immigrants, EPA agents,

farmers, and surly border dwellers. Performances will be held at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center (1314 Harris Ave., Bellingham) on: Thurs., July 3 and Sat., July 5 at 7:30pm. Performances will also be held at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre (Lynden) on: Thurs.-Sat., July 10-12 at 7:30pm. Admission is $15. More info: 360296-1753, steve@LyonsConsultants.com or www.BellinghamTheatreWorks.org.

BAAY Produces Two Musicals This Summer – Kaleb Van Rijswijck, a

Roosevelt University student and alum of the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY), will direct two shows this month. The Music Man by Meredith Willson will feature a cast of 9-15-year-olds. Con man Harold Hill travels to River City, Iowa to cheat the townspeople with an elaborate scheme, but ends up falling for the town’s misunderstood librarian. Jason Robert Brown’s contemporary piece, 13, tells the coming-of-age story of a young boy dealing with his Bar Mitzvah, his parent’s divorce, and middle school. Students between the ages of 12 and 16 will be featured in this challenging musical. The Music Man runs July 9-12 at 7pm, and July 12-13 at 2pm. 13 runs July 17-19 at 7pm, and July 19-20 at 2pm. Visit www.baay.org for more info.

Skagit River Shakespeare Festival –

Come join us this July for the 14th year of the Skagit River Shakespeare Festival. Shakespeare Northwest is presenting Macbeth (warning: graphic depictions of blood and mayhem) and Much Ado About Nothing in July and August at 7pm unless noted otherwise. Macbeth will be presented July 10, 11, 17, 19, 25, 26, Aug. 1, 3 (2pm), 7, 9, and 15. Much Ado About Nothing will be presented July 12, 18, 20 (2pm), 24, 26 (1pm), 31, Aug. 2, 8, 10 (2pm), 14, and 16. • The Iron Man (Much Ado About Nothing at 1pm; Touring Show: To Be or Not TV2 at 4pm; and Macbeth at 7pm) will be held on Sat., July 26. Cost is $30 per person and includes T-shirt. • 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; family pricing is $30 (2 adults and 2 children). More info: 206317-3023 or www.shakesnw.org.

Faith County II: The Saga Continues –

Nearly Stellar Entertainment presents An Evening Of Culture: Faith County II by Mark Landon Smith. This is the longawaited sequel to the wonderfully popular Faith County. We’re in Mineola County again, where the Community Theatre is producing Romeo and Juliet. Even though the cast members don’t have their lines memorized, the set isn’t finished, and a dog keeps barking offstage, they’re gonna give it a go! The show will be performed at Rome Grange Hall (2821 Mt. Baker Hwy., Bellingham) on: Fri. & Sat., July 11 & 12

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and Fri. & Sat., July 18 & 19 at 7:30pm. Admission is $12 adults / $10 students and over 60 / $8 under 10. More info: 360-927-0378 or earl2315@aol.com.

Jay Owenhouse: “The Authentic Illusionist” – Jay Owenhouse’s

meet-and-greet with Jay and one of the tigers, VIP badge and lanyard, souvenir program, and autographs after the show. More info and tickets: 360-734-6080, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com or www.mountbakertheatre.com.

phenomenal touring show breaks new ground across the nation with a brand new, elaborate stage show, a mindboggling, spell-binding experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat. He will perform at the Mount Baker Theatre (104 N. Commercial St.) Fri., July 11 at 8pm. Jay’s new show is a theatrical event where audiences not only witness the magic, they experience it – you’ll see audience members float in mid-air, get sawn in half, and protect the future! The show also features Jay’s new Bengal tigers: Shekinah, a stunning royal white tiger, and her sister Sheena, a beautiful orange Bengal. Tickets are $46 / $30 / $72 VIP. Proceeds from VIP Tickets benefit the Rare Species Fund, helping to save tigers and cheetahs from extinction. VIP Ticket holders will receive premium seating, pre-show backstage

Learn to Think on Your Feet! – Come

July Workshops – July workshops at the

by the Spark Museum are not affiliated, sponsored, or endorsed by Lego® Education or the Lego® Group.) Classes meet at the Spark Museum (1312 Bay St., Bellingham. Cost is $60 general / $48 Spark members). More info: 360-7383886, anne@sparkmuseum.org or www.sparkmuseum.org.

La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum (703 S. 2nd St.) include: Japanese Family Crest with Sachiko Yoshida, Wed., July 2, 1-4pm, $90. • Advanced Sashiko Stitchery with Kazuko Yoshiura, Thurs., July 3, 9am-noon, $90. • Japanese Calligraphy Quilt on Hanging Scroll Workshop, Thurs., July 3, 1-4pm, $90. Museum members receive a discount on workshops. More info: 360-466-4288, kathleen@laconnerquilts.org or www.laconnerquilts.org.

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 2, 6:30-8pm or Wed., July 9, 1:303pm at Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living, 223 E. Bakerview Rd., Bellingham. Info: 360-788-6526, waha.acp@hinet.org or www.whatcomalliance.org/end-of-life-care.

Robotics at the Spark Museum – The

Robotics Workshops at Spark meet 4 days in a row (Tues.-Fri.) from 11am-12:30pm, and children work in pairs to construct and program one robot. Natural curiosity and wonder guide learning about robot building and computer programming using Lego® Mindstorms. No experience is necessary, and this class is appropriate for ages 8-14. Pre-registration is required: Session 1: July 8-11; Session 2: July 29-Aug. 1; Session 3: Aug. 19-22; Session 4: Aug 26-29. (The programs conducted

to Improv Playworks (1308 E St., Bellingham) for a free workshop of play, creativity, storytelling and fun on Tues., July 15 from 7-9pm. We will do a selection of games and exercises from improvisational theater. All levels welcome, absolutely no experience necessary! More info: 360-756-0756, sheila@improvplayworks.com or www.improvplayworks.com.

Doc Dweeb – Internationally-acclaimed

multi-media artist Kayc brings her latest creation to the Lynden Pioneer Museum (217 Front St.) on Thurs., July 17 at 7:30pm. The wildly funny title character, along with Flashlight the Robot, make this event both educational and entertaining. Admission is $12. More info: 360-9618833 or freekeyproductions@comcast.net.

Go, Granny D! – One night only!

Acclaimed off-Broadway actress-turnedactivist Barbara Bates Smith and musician Jeff Stebens will perform Go, Granny D! on Mon., July 21 at 7pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (1207 Ellsworth St.). Based on the memoirs of Doris “Granny D” Haddock, this play will inspire you, entertain you, and give you hope for our democracy. All proceeds go to the League of Women Voters of Bellingham / Whatcom County, and BUF’s Reclaim Democracy Ministry. Admission is $10 suggested donation. Info: 360-734-2366 or www.lwvbellingham/whatcom.org.

Mark Twain in Fairhaven: A Musical Tall Tale 2014 – When local playwright

and historian Joseph Lenz wrote his “musical tall tale” Mark Twain in Fairhaven, he probably never guessed it would be 10 years before it would actually be performed in its namesake locality. For three weekends in August, the Firehouse Performing Arts Center (1314 Harris Ave., Bellingham) will host the play, which is loosely based on Twain’s visit to Fairhaven in 1895. Performances on: Thurs.-Sat., July 31-Aug. 2 at 7:30pm; Sun., Aug 3 at 2pm; Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 7-9 at 7:30pm; Aug. 10 at 2pm; Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 14-16 at 7:30pm; and Sun., Aug. 17 at 2pm. Tickets are available at Village Books and at Brown Paper Tickets. Admission is $12 adults / $8 students and seniors. More info: 360-6712626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com/mark-twain-fairhaven.

Basic Bike Repair and Maintenance –

Kent from Jack’s Bicycle Center will present a free basic bike repair and maintenance class for all ages, with useful tips to help you get your bike ready for the summer months. On-the-road repairs, such as fixing a flat and adjusting your brakes, will be demonstrated. This class does not include work on personal bikes. For all ages. Join us at the South Whatcom Library, 8 Barn View Ct., Sudden Valley, Gate 2 on Wed., July 9, from 7-8pm. More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Become a Fearless Communicator –

Afraid of speaking, performing or being seen in front of a group? Or in your life? Apply powerful, low-stress methods to change that feeling so you can express yourself or perform at ease. Whether you’re in business, the arts or public life, or simply want to regain your voice, you will be able to connect with and influence your audience with more power, authenticity and enjoyment. Join us for this workshop on Sun., July 27 from 1-5pm at the Bellingham Center for Spiritual Living (2224 Yew St. Rd.). Cost is $30. More info: 360-441-1195, Daimon@NeuroMasteryAcademy.com or www.NeuroMasteryAcademy.com.

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12th Annual Peace Builder Award Nominations – The Whatcom Dispute

Resolution Center (WDRC) seeks nominations for individuals or groups that creatively resolved conflict, contributed to peaceful dispute resolution, promoted reconciliation, effective communication or understanding between divergent groups/ people in the past year, or otherwise contributed to peace within our community. Deadline is Sept. 19. More info: 360-676-0122, outreach@whatcomdrc.org or www.whatcomdrc.org.

the library. Fri. & Sat., July 11 & 12, 10am-4pm, Everson Library. • Ferndale Friends Big Book Sale: All our best offerings for every age and interest as we prepare to move our library and bookstore. Fri., July 25 to Sun., July 27 during library open hours, Ferndale Library. More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Yes We CAN!: Canned Craft Beer Festival – Spend this Independence Day

fun night out and a chance to win cash prizes? Come to Kiwanis Bingo every Tuesday evening in July (1, 8, 15, 22, 29) starting at 6:15pm at the Bellingham Elks Club, 710 Samish Way. Punch tabs, food and drink are also available. Cost is $1 per bingo card. More info: 360-734-5566, jgregw@aol.com or www.bellinghamkiwanis.org.

with 30 of your favorite Northwest breweries, your neighbors, friends and family at the Pacific Northwest’s first canned craft beer festival on Fri., July 4 from 6-10pm at Elizabeth Station (J St., Bellingham). Street food, yard games (for kids and grown-ups), beer for 21+, and a great view of the fireworks for all. Performances by Bellingham Circus Guild and live music by Moongrass, Hot Damn Scandal, and more. Admission is $35 VIP advance purchase only / $20 general / $25 at the door. More info: www.re-sources.org/events.

Blaine Senior Center Pancake Breakfast – Everyone is welcome to

Party on the Herald Roof: Fourth of July Celebration – Come to the Herald

Kiwanis Tuesday Bingo – Looking for a

attend the Pancake Breakfast on Fri., July 4, 8-11am, at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. The breakfast features pancakes, biscuits and gravy, waffles or French toast with fruit; scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Admission is $6 adults / $4 children. More info: 332-3328040, blaineseniorcenter@gmail.com or www.blaineseniorcenter.com.

Used Book Sales – Find some fantastic

summer reads at bargain prices while supporting library programs and services. • Blaine Friends Book Sale: Two-day Holiday Book Sale during Blaine’s Old Fashioned 4th of July. Fri. & Sat., July 4 & 5, 10am-4pm, Blaine Library. • Everson Friends Book Sale: Stop in at this annual sale during the Everson-Nooksack Summer Festival, behind Peoples Bank across from

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building (1155 N. State St.) and watch the fireworks from the best seat in Bellingham on Fri., July 4 from 8pm-midnight. Your ticket not only gets you to the roof, but includes food, beer, and live music. Celebrate the Fourth of July in style at the best party in town! All proceeds of this event go to support the Downtown Bellingham Partnership, the only organization uniting the diverse interests of downtown Bellingham. Thank you to our sponsors Dan Pike and Daylight Properties for putting on this event. Admission is $50. More info: 360-527-8710, info@downtownbellingham.com or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/717119.

Bluegrass Bash – Celebrate and support Animals as Natural Therapy at the annual Bluegrass Bash fundraising event on Sat., July 12 from 2-8pm at Windy Acres Farm

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(721 Van Wyck Rd., Bellingham). Listen and dance to live traditional bluegrass music, partake in a fabulous BBQ and variety of scrumptious food, experience animal encounters of many kinds, participate in activities and games for all ages, and help raise funds for the programs that heal hearts and transform lives of at-risk teens, children, families, veterans and elders in our community. Admission is $20 adult / $10 youth / $40 family of 4. More info: 360-671-3509, AnimalsAsNaturalTherapy@comcast.net or www.AnimalsAsNaturalTherapy.org.

Raising Rett Syndrome Awareness & Support for http://frankiesaysfightrett.org –

Frankie says “Join us for an afternoon of wine, music, & fun at Vartanyan Estate Winery” (http://www.vewinery.com/) on Sun., July 13, 1-5pm (1628 Huntley Rd., Bellingham). Margarita Vartanyan will be donating 20% of the wine sales from this event to our cause. Please try to carpool. If you are unable to attend, but want to contribute, you can order wine at any time up to the event day and let Margarita know “you’re a friend of Frankie” (360-756-6770 or sales@vewinery.com). You can also donate at http://frankiesaysfightrett.org/. There will be live music by Travis Rambo and Pacific High. Please come out and show your support for Frankie and our beautiful angels with Rett Syndrome. Rett Syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder of the gray matter of the brain that almost exclusively affects females. Girls with Rett Syndrome are prone to gastrointestinal disorders, scoliosis, repetitive stereotyped hand movements and up to 80% have seizures. They typically have no verbal skills, and about 50% of individuals affected do not walk. More info: http://frankiesaysfightrett.org/.

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Rider Cup Benefit Golf Tournament –

The 16th Annual NW Therapeutic Riding Center 18 Hole “Rider Cup” Benefit Golf Tournament will be held on Fri., July 18 from 1-6pm at North Bellingham Golf Course. Event begins with 1pm shotgun start; 4-person team scramble, power cart, burger buffet & prizes/trophies after round. Cost is $100 per golfer; sponsor a hole for $300. More info: 360-201-1371, psimmons@coastlumber.com or www.nwtrc.org.

Red Solo Cup – Skagit County Historical Museum (501 S. 4th St., La Conner) hosts a party on Sat., July 19 from 2-5pm. The event is sponsored by Dickerson Distributing and features tastings from regional wineries, breweries, and distilleries, with live music by the C.C. Adams Band. Over 21 only! Tickets are $20, and admission includes 7 tasting tickets. Food and additional tasting tickets are available for purchase. They are available at the Museum, or download a form at website below. More info: 360-466-3365, jwolfe@co.skagit.wa.us or www.skagitcounty.net/museum.

WHS Movies Under the Stars featuring Best in Show – Join us for

Best in Show on Fri., July 25 from 7:30-11pm at Whatcom Humane Society Field (2172 Division St., Bellingham). Gate opens at 7:30pm; movie starts at dusk. Bring your own chairs or blanket. No dogs please! North Fork Brewery Beer Garden,

Diego’s Mexican Grill, Street Dogz, and Excellent Kettle Corn will be available. Admission is $5 suggested donation. More info: 360-733-2080 or events@whatcomhumane.org.

transportation costs, and other school fees. Look for the school bus parked in front of our office! More info: 360-734-5121, matthew_brouwer@oppco.org or www.oppco.org.

Bellingham Girls Rock Camp BBQ Fundraiser – A Bellingham Girls Rock

”Leg Up” Benefit Concert – Join us on

Camp BBQ Benefit will be held on Sat., July 26 from 2-4pm at 3six0 Music (1012 W. Holly St., Bellingham). This event will take place as a celebration of the completion of the first session of camp and as a fundraiser to support the upcoming session (Aug. 24-30). At the BBQ, guests of all ages can experience music performed partially by past campers, as well as other local musicians, and celebrate the supportive and vibrant arts community in Bellingham. Admission is $5. More info: 253-302-1482 or katie@bgrc.org.

Brewers By The Bay – Enjoy micro beer tastings, featuring products from over 35 northwest breweries serving 80 different micro brews, on Sun., July 27 from 1-5pm at Depot Market Square in downtown Bellingham. Ticket includes free barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs, along with live music in a fabulous summer outdoor venue. Admission is $25 advance / $30 at the gate. More info: www.facebook.com/BrewersByTheBay.

Summer Backpack and School Supply Drive – The Opportunity Council is excited to announce its annual Backpack and School Supply Drive on Wed., Aug. 6 from 10am-7pm at the Opportunity Council (1111 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham). We’ll be accepting a range of items that will help ensure that all low-income children in Whatcom County can go off to school this fall ready to succeed. We also accept cash/checks which help homeless students pay for extracurricular activities,

Sun., Aug. 10 from 2-5pm at Vartanyan Estate Winery (1626 Huntley Rd., Bellingham) for the “Leg Up” Benefit Concert, featuring Forrest O’Connor, Kate Lee, Lynn Ferguson and Wil Maring. Doors open at 2pm, with the concert from 3-5pm. You may bring lawn chairs and picnic food. Proceeds will go to the NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center & Native Horsemanship Youth Program. Admission is suggested donation $10 adults / $5 kids. More info: 619-7878571, pam@nwtrc.org or www.nwtrc.org.

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Bodacious Bonsai: Make It and Take It – Plant your very own bonsai for your

home or as a gift for a friend on Sat., July 12 at 9am at Garden Spot Nursery (900 Alabama St., Bellingham). Nancy will take you step by step through the process of planting a bonsai and give you tips for care and watering. Class fee is $49 and includes pot, plant and soil. Info and to register: 360-676-5480 or www.garden-spot.com.

Foothills Garden Tour – Take the

Foothills Garden Tour on Sat. or Sun., July 19 or 20 from 10:30am-5pm. Six private gardens in eastern Whatcom County will delight you, many never before toured. An interesting variety of features include ponds, garden art, containers and stunning mountain views. There is an arboretum of mature trees, vegetables and flowers galore. Garden art by local artists is available at three of the gardens. The Van Zandt Hall also has arts and crafts. Proceeds benefit the Deming Library (5044 Mount Baker Hwy., Deming). Admission is $10 advance / $12 day of tour. More info: 360-592-5456 or www.demingfriends.org. email editor@ennw.info • See www.ennw.info for “News, Reviews and Updates”

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July Classes at Ayurvedic Health Center of Bellingham – The Ayurvedic

Health Center of Bellingham (203 W. Holly St., Suite 201) is offering the following free classes in July: Healing with the Seven Color Rays, Tues., July 1, 3-4pm; and Brain Health with Ayurveda (lecture by Dr. Virender Sodhi of R-uved and Ayush Herbs), Wed., July 16, 2-4pm. More info: 360-734-2396 or info@ayurvedichealthcenter.com.

Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center – Healing Hour: Join us every

Wednesday, 5:30-6:30pm and experience an energy healing / chakra cleansing. • Meditation Hour: Join us every Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm, for a combination of guided meditation and quiet time for inner reflection. No registration, just drop in anytime during the hour. Admission is $5. Simply Spirit is located at 1304 Meador Ave., B-11, Bellingham. Info: 360-6477134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com.

Reading & Healing Center (1304 Meador Ave., B-11, Bellingham). Parents are welcome to attend, too, of course. Fun sessions of exploring auras and chakras, learning what it means to be grounded and centered, exploring meditation or “quiet time,” and much more! This class is for children ages 7-11, and is taught by SarahRose Fischer, Psychic Child Program Teacher. Admission is $80. Info: 360-6477134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com or www.simplyspiritcenter.com.

Health and Fitness Workshop at the “J” – Jansen Art Center is offering the following health and fitness workshop in July: Fueling Creative Fire with Yoga, Wednesdays, July 9-31, 6-8pm, $135. Instructor: Havilah Rand. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

How to Eliminate the Excuses Fitness Talk – Albert Einstein said,

“Nothing happens until something starts moving.” One of the biggest excuses ever is “I don’t have time to exercise.” The truth is that you don’t have time to not exercise. Robin will help show the reasons why, give motivation to get you started and find the time, and offer some simple exercises. Join us for this presentation on Thurs., July 10 at 5:30pm at Village Books (1200 11th St., Bellingham). Free admission. More info: 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com.

Gentle Yoga Classes – Join Joani for

gentle yoga classes at our new location, Joy of Pilates (2130 Grant St., Bellingham). An Open House will be held Sat., July 12,

Exploring Energy with Kids – Is your

child gifted, intuitive or have lots of extra energy? Join us for this four-session class on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, July 8, 9, 15 & 16 from 10am-noon at Simply Spirit

TED Talk Tuesday – Join us on Tues., July 1 at 7pm at the Explorations Academy Lower Level Theatre (1701 Ellis St., Bellingham) for TED Talk Tuesday. TED talks address a specific topic (like diversity, invention, neighborhoods, etc.) followed by an open discussion on the impact of that topic on our local community. The purpose of TED Talk Tuesday is to facilitate nonsectarian and nonpartisan discourse on important subjects. Awareness, community building, healing, and growth are the key goals. Free admission. Next TED Talk is Aug. 5. (TED Talk Tuesday is not affiliated with the TED or TEDxBellingham organizations. This event is presented under the Creative Commons license for non-commercial distribution of TED materials.) More info: 360-671-8085, info@explorationsacademy.org or www.explorationsacademy.org/. Brown Bags – Brown Bags are presented

the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 12:30pm at the Whatcom Museum Old City Hall. July’s schedule is: July 3: Drive-in by Wes Gannaway & Kent Holsather; and July 17:

Curator’s Tour of Radical Repetition: Albers to Warhol (note: tour is free with $5 Thursday admission and will meet in the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher). Brown Bags are supported by Village Books in Historic Fairhaven. Admission is $3 suggested donation / free for Museum members. More info: 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

How It’s Made: Unexpected Weavings with Dorothy McGuinness – Join us for a lecture by Dorothy McGuinness on Tues., July 8 at 6:30pm at Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden) as she discusses her unique process of weaving forms and structures through the art of diagonal twill. Dorothy approaches her work as a puzzle, which drives her to discover new shapes and weaving innovations. Admission is $5 adults / $3 students and seniors. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

City Club Lunch Meeting: Unintended Consequences of New Technologies – Bellingham City Club

presents non-partisan discussion of issues important to the community at a luncheon meeting on the 4th Wednesday of each month at Northwood Hall (3240 NW Ave., Bellingham) from noon-1:30pm. On Wed., July 23, City Club welcomes Nicco Mele, author of The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath, who will speak about the unintended consequences of new technologies that are radically changing our world. Guests and new members are welcome. Admission is $13 members / $18 non-members in advance and includes lunch; $15 / $20 at the door, if available. More info: info@bellinghamcityclub.org or www.bellinghamcityclub.org.

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4-8pm. • New 5-week series begins on Tues., July 22 at 10:30am and Fri., July 25 at 8:45am. Joani Glasser is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT-500), specializing in yoga therapy for the back, with over 30 years experience. This is a supportive, nurturing class ideal for beginners as well as those who desire healthy back yoga. Cost is $65 for 5 classes / $15 drop-in / $10 first time. More info: 360-656-6699, yogawithjoani@yahoo.com or www.yogawithjoani.com.

Heart and Vascular Screening – The

Skagit Regional Heart & Vascular Institute (Mount Vernon) offers this community screening once a month on Monday mornings (July 14, 7:30-11am). Screening is recommended for adults over age 18 to determine risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease and stroke. The

Speeder Rides – The Bellingham

Railway Museum (BRM) is running its fourth season of speeder train rides every Saturday through Aug. 30 and Thurs., July 3, 17, 31, Aug. 14 & 28 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 or www.bellinghamrailwaymuseum.org.

Whatcom Museum presents History Sunset Cruises – Enjoy a beautiful

evening on Bellingham Bay with facts and stories about Bellingham’s past and present. Brian Griffin, a long-time historian of Bellingham and Fairhaven, is the narrator. Bring a picnic dinner; wine and beer are sold on board. Cruises are scheduled for Thursdays, July 10, 17, 24 & 31, boarding at 5:30pm and returning at 8:30pm, at Island Mariner Cruises, 2621 S. Harbor Loop Dr., Bellingham. Tickets are $35 / $30 for Whatcom Museum members (group rates available) and are available on Brown Paper Tickets (event #680984) or by phone at 800-838-3006 ext. 1. More info: 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Bayview Cemetery Tours in July –

The City of Bellingham presents the following Bayview Cemetery Tours in July: The Good, The Bad and the Unknown, Fri., July 11, 1pm. • Bayview Abbey 100th

screening includes the following tests, and results are immediate: ankle brachial pressure index, blood pressure, full lipid profile, and body composition testing. Patients can then review results with a health care provider. Call 360-814-2424 or 360-629-6481 from Stanwood/Camano Island to schedule an appointment. Cost is $39. More info: healthquest@skagitvalleyhospital.org or www.skagitvalleyhospital.org/events.

Mind, Body, Spirit Fair – Come meet,

sample and learn about local healers, artisans and services for the mind, body and spirit on Sat., July 26 from 10am-4pm at the Center for Spiritual Living (2224 Yew St., Bellingham). Dr. Andrea Asebedo will give a talk on “The Seven Steps to Joy” at 11am. Admission is $5. More info: 360-734-4160, info@csl.bellingham.org or www.csl-bellingham.org.

Anniversary, Fri., July 25, 1pm. Park and meet for tours at the Veterans’ Memorial on the southeast side of the cemetery (1420 Woburn St., Bellingham). Free admission; reservations required at 360-778-7150. Info: bayview@cob.org or www.bayviewcemetery.com.

Historical Walking Tour – Tour Everson

during the Summer Festival with local historian Jim Berg. Learn about our intriguing past! Meet at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr., on Sat., July 12, 1:15-2:30pm. Admission is free. More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Ancestry Workshop – Interested in

researching your family tree? Join Sheryl Fullner, an experienced researcher and certified librarian, in this free class for adults that will be exploring the library edition of Ancestry.com. Meets monthly on the third Tuesday (July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 16) through September. Choose an afternoon (4-5:30pm) or evening (6-7pm) session. Learn more info and sign up at the Everson Library at 104 Kirsch Dr. More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Burlington School Daze: 1920s-1960s – “Roosevelt Grade School

Daze” is the topic for the Tues., July 15, 7pm monthly meeting of the Burlington Historical Society. Meet at the BurlingtonEdison School District Office (927 E. Fairhaven Ave.) for a tour of the former Roosevelt Grade School. A panel of retired teachers will share memories and discuss the school’s history from the 1920s-1960s. Bring your class photos to share. Everyone is welcome, and the meetings are free. More info: 360-757-4757 or edieedmundson@comcast.net.

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Ragfinery / WTA Design Contest –

The Whatcom Transportation Authority recently donated over 700 pounds of discarded bus driver uniforms to Ragfinery, Bellingham’s new textile reuse center that provides job-training opportunities. We are challenging our artist community to design a product that will upcycle these for re-purposed use. Any time until July 3, come to Ragfinery at 1421 N. Forest Street in downtown Bellingham, pay a $10 registration fee, and collect the discarded uniforms you want to transform into an upcycled product. Our hours are 10am5pm, Tues.-Thurs. July 3 is the deadline for design submissions. No limit to the number of entries! Winners will be announced on Fri., July 11 at the Art Walk Night Party. Admission is $10. Info: 360-738-6977, hello@ragfinery.com or www.ragfinery.com.

Northwest Singles Club (NSC) – Join

the Northwest Singles Club for these free events in July: Weekly Coffee Hour, every Saturday (July 5, 12, 19, 26) from 9-11:30am at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal on Harris St. • Weekly Walks, every Monday (July 7, 14, 21, 28) from 10-10:30am at Taylor Dock in Fairhaven. Events are for age 50+. Info: 360-393-3982.

Women’s Voices – Women’s Voices NW this month features Shannon and Christy Fox, Evolve Chocolate’s magicians, describing how they met and how they create their delectable chocolate truffles. Listen to these informative programs Sundays at 9am on KMRE radio 102.3 FM, or stream at www.sparkmuseum.org or womensvoicesnw.wordpress.com. Info: 360-738-3886, www.sparkmuseum.org.

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 the first Sunday of the month at Bellingham’s Elizabeth Park, from 4-5pm: July 6, Aug. 3. Free. Info: 360734-4989 or therapeuticstudio@msn.com.

Our House Open House – Our House,

Interfaith Coalition’s new triplex for homeless families in Ferndale, will open its doors for a drop-in open house on Sun., July 13 from 1-3pm. Guests are invited to stop by for personal tours, a brief program, music, refreshments and a blessing for the families who will soon live in the house. Come help us celebrate Interfaith’s housing program for all kinds of families, now totaling 11 homes in Whatcom County. Parking is available at Ferndale High School or United Church of Ferndale (follow the pink balloons!). Free admission. More info: 360-734-3983 or www.interfaith-coalition.org.

WHS Pet Loss Support Group – This

group offers a safe, supportive place where pet owners can share stories about their pet and work through their grief with others who have suffered a similar loss. There is no charge for this group, no reservations needed, and you are free to attend as often as necessary throughout your grief process. This program provides

supportive help for those who have been touched by the loss of a pet, are anticipating the death of a pet, dealing with the difficult decision of euthanasia, have suffered from a lost or stolen pet, or are wondering when/if you are ready for another pet. The group meets the 3rd Thursday (July 17) of every month from 6-7:30pm in the multipurpose room at the Whatcom Humane Society, 2172 Division St., Bellingham. More info: 360-733-2080, outreach@whatcomhumane.org or www.whatcomhumane.org.

Haunted Fairhaven Presentation & Author Appearance – “With any

Fairhaven building you have your light, your heat and your ghost.” These 1890s brick buildings saw booms and busts, suicides and murders, brothels and bars, gunfights and ghosts. Haunted Fairhaven reveals the current supernatural activity in the district’s structures including Village Books! Hear the stories and see actual photographs from the paranormal investigations that lead to this sensational book at Village Books on Sat., July 19, noon-1pm. More info: 360-671-2626 or biblioinfo@villagebooks.com.

Project Homeless Connect 2014 –

Join us at the 6th Annual Project Homeless Connect on Fri., July 25 from 9am-4pm at Bellingham High School (2020 Cornwall Ave.). People experiencing homelessness are invited to receive free and confidential services including: dental care, medical exams, vision and hearing screening, women’s health care, information on veteran benefits, housing assistance, legal aid, and much more. This event brings together over 50 service providers and 200 volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or receiving services, email anastasiab@whatcomvolunteer.org. More info: 360-734-3055.

The Bite of Skagit at Waterfront Park in Anacortes Come and celebrate summer with a wonderful afternoon at The Bite of Skagit on Saturday, July 26 from noon-4pm. Enjoy plenty of sunshine, delicious food, a refreshing beer garden and live classic rock and blues performed by The Shadow Creek Project Band. For the past 5 years. The Bite has taken place in Downtown Mount Vernon. Unfortunately, construction got in the way this summer, and it was necessary to find a new location. The Monster Bite sponsor, Swinomish Casino and Lodge, came to the rescue and offered Waterfront Park. The park has a big, grassy open field with beautiful views and plenty of room for everyone to enjoy their Bite of Skagit experience. Waterfront Park is just 10 minutes from Mount Vernon. Take Exit 230 from I-5 and head west on Highway 20. The Bite of Skagit is an annual fundraiser that is sponsored, organized, and hosted by North Coast Credit Union for the benefit of the Skagit Food Distribution Center – linking farms to food banks. Proceeds support the Skagit Food Distribution Center’s efforts to increase availability of local produce for families that rely on Skagit County food banks, meal programs, and other anti-hunger initiatives. Community Action of Skagit County operates the Skagit Food Distribution Center. Be sure and put Bite of Skagit on your summer calendar! More information is available at www.biteofskagit.org.

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Cob Oven Workshop – Did you know

there is a wood-fired Cob Oven located in Maple Falls available for use by the public? Join us at 7800 Silver Lake Road, Maple Falls on Sat., July 5, 10am-noon, for a discussion of how this Cob Oven was built and how to fire the oven properly in order to bake pizza and bread. Firing of the oven starts at 10am, followed by discussion of cob construction techniques and a taste of delicious wood-fired pizza. Register online at www.wcls.org. Admission is free. More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

July Events at the Bellingham Farmers Market – Special things are

happening at the Bellingham Farmers Market in July! On the first Saturday of the month, enjoy 20% off selected items, as well as a chance to talk with Master Gardeners. On the second Saturday, tickle your taste buds with “Sample the Market” demos, followed by “Chef in the Market” on the third Saturday of the month. On the last Saturday of the month, it’s “Kids’ Vending Day,” featuring unique items you definitely won’t see anywhere else! The Bellingham Farmers Market is held on Railroad Ave., between Chestnut and Maple Streets. Free admission. More info: 350-647-2060, market@bellinghamfarmers.org or www.bellinghamfarmers.org.

Brewery Tour – Have you ever been

curious on how Chuckanut Brewery magically creates their perfect and exquisite tasting beer day in and day out? Soon all of your questions will be answered as you and your friends will have the

A Hard Day’s Night 50th Anniversary – The Lincoln Theatre (712

S. 1st St., Mount Vernon) presents A Hard Day’s Night 50th Anniversary. This summer will mark half a century since the release of The Beatles’ first feature film. Performances are Fri. & Sat., July 4 & 5 at 7:30pm; Sun., July 6 at 5:30pm; and Mon., July 7 at 7:30pm. Admission is $5-$10 / $2 off members. More info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

July Movies at Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema – Join us on Saturdays in July on

the Fairhaven Village Green (10th St. and Mill Ave., Bellingham) for movies and music: July 5, music by Quickdraw String Band at 8:15pm, followed by Gravity. • July 12, entertainment by Bellingham Dance Company at 8:15pm, followed by Finding Nemo. • July 19, music by Lost at Last at 8:15pm, followed by Footloose. • July 28, entertainment by One Fine Fool at 8pm, followed by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. • Aug. 2, music by the Bellingham Youth Jazz Band at 8pm, followed by The Sandlot. Bring blankets

chance to unearth the mysteries behind the manufacturing of some of the world’s finest brews. Visit Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen (601 W. Holly St., Bellingham) on Sat., July 12 at noon for a guided tour around the brewery. This first tour of the summer is free, and those over 21 get tastes of all beers on tap! More info: 360-752-3377, info@chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com or www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com.

Your evening will begin with appetizers and a tour of the host farm. Then, an incredible four-course dinner paired with Washington wines will be served at a beautiful tablescape. Join us for the Summer Dinner on Sat., July 26 at 5pm at Gordon Skagit Farms, 15598 McLean Rd., Mount Vernon. Cost is $125. More info: 360-336-3974, info@skagitonians.org or www.skagitonians.org.

Whatcom Wine and Spirits Fest –

learning some great recipes using the various berry crops of Whatcom County on Wed., July 30 from 5:30-8:30pm at St. Paul’s Church Community Enrichment Center (2117 Walnut St., Bellingham). Cost is $32. More info: 360-733-2890, info@EnrichmentStPauls.org or www.EnrichmentStPauls.org.

The Whatcom Wine and Spirits Fest will take place on Sun., July 20 from 1-5pm at Bellewood Acres (6140 Guide Meridian, Bellingham). This event, celebrating local wineries and distillers, will offer over 40 different local wine and spirit samples, live music and tasty local food – all with the backdrop of Mount Baker and apple orchards. Take home bottles for sale at reduced case prices and all are tax free! Enter to win bottles of wine and spirits in our raffle. Admission is $25. More info: 360-318-7720, erin@sconnect.org or www.sustainableconnections.org/events.

Summer Dinner on the Farm – The

Skagit Valley is noted for some of the best farmland in the world. “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. A renowned local chef will prepare fresh local ingredients for this one-of-akind, field-to-plate, elegant dining experience for 50 guests in a rustic setting.

Berries, Berries, Berries – Enjoy

Pies & Pints – Celebrate Fifth Thursday

with a beer and pie-pairing party at the Whatcom Museum on Thurs., July 31, 6-8pm, in the courtyard, featuring Kulshan Brewing Co. and Alice’s Pies. Networking, Warhol and more! Cost is $10 / $5 for Museum members. More info: 360-7788930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

for the grass or low back lawn chairs for limited seating on brick areas. There will be kettle corn and tasty Chow Hot Dogs available for sale. Admission is $5. Info: dana@epicevents.us or www.epiceap.com/fairhaven-outdoor-cinema.

Despicable Me 2 – Bellingham’s

Birchwood Neighborhood will host the 2nd Annual Birchwood Drive-In Movies on Fri., July 11 with Despicable Me 2 and Aug. 8 with Back to the Future, at 8pm at Park Manor parking lot, 1524 Birchwood Ave., Bellingham. There will be a 40 ft. outdoor movie screen, projection, audio and FM transmission so attendees can listen in their cars or sit outside under the stars. Free admission. More info: dana@epicevents.us.

The Hobbit – The Mount Vernon City

Library presents The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Sat., July 26 at 3pm and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Sat., July 26 at 7:30pm at the Historic Lincoln Theatre (712 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon). Free admission. Info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

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Tickets on sale now for Northwest Washington Fair Grandstand Performances – The Northwest

phone at (877) 699-FAIR. More info: 360-354-4111, info@nwwafair.com or www.nwwafair.com.

Washington Fair in Lynden (August 2014) announces ticket sales for the following grandstand shows: Demolition Derby, Mon., Aug. 11. • Lynden PRCA Rodeo, Tues. & Wed., Aug. 12 & 13. • Country star Gary Allan, Thurs., Aug. 14. • Huey Lewis and The News, Fri., Aug. 15. • Collective Soul, Sat., Aug. 16. Tickets are available at www.nwwafair.com and by

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The Dance Studio – Register now for

Nights every Saturday at 9:30pm at Cafe Rumba (1140 N. State St., Bellingham), $4. • Beginning Salsa Levels 1 and 2 classes on Mondays from 6-7:15pm at Bell Tower Studios (1430 N. Garden St., Bellingham), $12 drop-in general / $8 students. More info: 360-595-7369, rumbanorthwest@gmail.com or www.rumbanorthwest.com.

the 2014-2015 dance year! Classes are filling up, so stop by The Dance Studio or call to register for ballet, tap, creative, ballet technique, pointe, jazz, contemporary/lyrical, hip hop, musical theater, and adagio for ages 3 to adult, beginning to advanced levels. More info: 360-734-1595, www.thedancestudio.net or thedancestudio.setter@gmail.com.

Weekly International Folk Dancing –

Join us on Tuesdays for international folk dancing from 7-9:30pm at the Bay View Civic Hall (12615 C St., Mount Vernon). Includes teaching; mostly non-partner dances. We have a potluck picnic dinner the 2nd Tuesday every summer month at 6pm outside the hall overlooking Padilla Bay. Once a month Saturday dances with live music as posted. Admission is $3. More info: 360-391-0601, safdancers@hotmail.com or www.skagitfolkdancers.org.

Old Fashioned Rock ‘n Roll Hoedown – An old fashioned rock ‘n roll hoedown will be held on Fri., July 4 at 6:30pm at Samson Estates Winery (1861 Van Dyk Rd., Everson). The event begins at 6:30pm with a line dance lesson. The rest of the night will be an open dance floor, BBQ and drinks. Music will be western/western rock, and old fashioned rock ‘n roll. We’ll have hay bales, beer, dancing under the lights and fireworks! Adults 17+ welcome. Admission is $8. More info: 360-354-4325, charlene.lenn@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/LyndenLine Dancers.

Friday Night Dance Parties at BDC – Dance with us every Friday night (July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1) from 7:30-10pm at Bellingham Dance Company (1705 N. State St.). A mix of swing, Latin and ballroom is played throughout the night, and each dance is preceded by an introductory lesson at 7:30pm. Admission is $7 general / $5 students, seniors, and military. More info: 360-224-4082, www.bellinghamdancecompany.com.

Salsa Classes and Salsa Nights –

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The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) seeks Whatcom County K-12 students to submit poems (30 lines or less) for the 2014 Peaceful Poetry Youth Contest. Youth are invited to explore themes relating to creative conflict resolution, including: resolving conflict, apologizing, listening, tolerance, building

TangoLife Milonga – A Milonga for the

very Pacific Northwest occurs the first Sunday of every month (July 6, 6:3010:30pm) at The Majestic (1027 N. Forest St., Bellingham). This is a gathering place for tango communities from Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria, the San Juan Islands, Port Townsend, and Skagit County and features guest DJs/tango instructors from our extended Northwest tango community. Admission is $12 general / $6 students. More info: 360-739-0685, rebzebb@msn.com or www.allbellinghamtango.com.

Western Line Dancing – Western Line

Dance classes will be held Fridays in July (11, 18, 25) at the Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd., Lynden. Newbies start at 5:45pm (for 45 minutes), beginners from 6:30-7:30pm, and intermediates from 7:30-8:30pm. We dance the oldies to the latest club dances. Mostly country with a little bit of rock and soul. Ages 16 and up. No partner or experience needed; cost is $5 per class. This is an upbeat class and a lot of fun. Leather-soled shoes are best to dance in; tennis shoes are acceptable, but do not slide well on the floor. Great exercise! More info: 360-354-4325, charlene.lenn@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/LyndenLineDancers.

Ferry Boat Contra Dance – Come

contra dance from Anacortes to Friday Harbor and back on a Washington State ferry boat on Sat., July 12 at 1pm at the Anacortes Ferry Terminal. Toad Mountain Ramblers play for a great afternoon on the water, and we’ll be having a potluck too! Cost TBA. Info: dance@januscom.com or www.bellinghamcountrydance.org.

Dances of Universal Peace – The

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peace, respect, peer mediation, and anti-bullying. Deadline is Oct. 10. Free entry. More info: 360-676-0122, youth@whatcomdrc.org or www.whatcomdrc.org.

Find Waldo Local in Fairhaven in July – Kids, parents and Waldo-lovers of

all ages are invited to join us again this year for the month-long scavenger hunt to find the elusive Waldo hidden in 25 local businesses around Fairhaven. Look for the Waldo decal on the windows of

multicultural celebration of the sacred in movement and voice, rhythm and melody; meditative and uplifting group dances with simple choreography, accompanied by devotional songs and chants, honoring the world’s spiritual traditions. No previous experience is necessary. All are welcome. Leaders have taught the Dances worldwide for over 25 years. This is a fragrance-free event. Join us at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew Street Road, Bellingham, on Fri., July 18, 7-9pm. Admission is by donation. More info: 360-733-5745 or www.seattledup.org/bellingham.htm.

Celebrate National Dance Day –

Come celebrate National Dance Day on Sat., July 26 from noon-4pm with Ballet Bellingham (405 Fraser St., Suite 103). We will be offering free sample dance classes for children ages 3-12, performances by some of our students, refreshments, and more! This is a perfect opportunity to come see what Ballet Bellingham is all about. We will also be registering new and returning students for our Fall 2014 classes. Ballet Bellingham is committed to teaching proper classical ballet technique in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Classes are available for students ages 3 to advanced. Visit www.balletbellingham.com for specific times for the free classes. More info: 360-746-8508, balletbellingham@comcast.net or www.balletbellingham.com.

Snow White – “Mirror, mirror on the

wall, who is the fairest of them all?” Answer: The dancers and artists of Northwest Ballet Theater, that’s who! Award-winning choreographer John Bishop brings to life the story of one of history’s most loved fairy tales on Sat., Aug. 2 at 7:30pm at the Blaine High School PAC (975 H St.). With a riveting score by Hector Berlioz, the epic tale of a beautiful peasant girl’s battle against a jealous queen who plots her death is filled with suspense and drama. The ballet features both professional artists and the talent of students of Northwest Ballet Academy. Admission is $20. More info: 360-714-1246, info@northwestballet.org or www.snowwhiteballet.eventbrite.com.

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participating businesses around Fairhaven. You can pick up a “Find Waldo in Fairhaven” passport at any of those locations 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, and passports with at least 10 store stamps will receive a Waldo button (while supplies last). Passports with at least 20 store stamps are eligible to be entered in a drawing for various Waldo books and products. The first 100 passports with 10 stamps or more will receive a $1 off coupon for Waldo merchandise. New this year: a bonus search for Waldo’s (cardboard) dog “Woof” hidden inside Village Books! We’ll wrap up the month with a celebration at Village Books (1200 11th St., Bellingham) on Thurs., July 31 from 6-7pm. We’ll play games, give out prizes to those who participated in the 25-store search, eat treats, and find a real live Waldo hiding in our store. Come in your red stripes and glasses, ready to have a good time. Free admission. More info: 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com.

fairies. Grades K-5; Sat., July 19, 10:30amnoon. South Whatcom Library. • Fizz Boom Summer Fun – Fireworks! Heather, from Western Display Fireworks, will read, then show us how fireworks displays are made. Ages 4-11; Tues., July 29, 10:3011:30am, Blaine Library. More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Free Teen Fun at the Library –

School’s out, now’s your chance to play. • Blaine Teen Summer Gaming: Board games, Wii games, card games, chess, or even Perplexus. Grades 6-12; every Tues., 3-4:30pm, Blaine Library. • Teen Anime Afternoon: Do you love anime? Each week we will watch a different anime, have some popcorn, and discuss the show! Grades 6-12; Fridays, July 11 & 18, 3-5pm,

Ferndale Library. • Minecraft: Play this fun game on library laptops, or bring your own. We supply the accounts, or use your own. Grades 6-12; every Thurs., 3:305:30pm, Blaine Library. • Hour of Code for Teens! Crack the Code! 90% of schools don’t teach it but anyone can learn it. Learn computer programming using video games that include logic, reasoning and fun. Don’t just play on your phone, learn how to program it. It’s a craze spreading across the country through www.hourofcode.org. Come play! Questions? Contact Dianne. Grades 6-12; every Wed., 2-5:30pm, Ferndale Library. More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (continued on page 38)

Summer Storytimes at the Library –

Fun storytimes for young children are free at the Whatcom County Library System. • Playful Learning: (ages 3-5), Wednesdays, 11am-noon, Blaine Library. • Play and Learn Storytime: (ages 3-5), Mondays, 10:30-11:30am, Everson Library. • Family Storytime: (ages 2-7), Mondays in July, 10:30-11am, Ferndale Library. • Preschool Storytime: (ages 3-7), Tues, July 8, 6:30-7pm, Island Library. • Family Storytime: (ages 2-7), Tuesdays, 10:30-11am, South Whatcom Library. More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Summer Fun at the Library – Join us

for free activities at the library! • Llamas at the Library! See registered therapy llamas and learn about all things llama with JNK Llama Farm. Ages 4-11; Tues., July 1, 2-3pm, Ferndale Library; Wed., July 23, 10:30-11:30am, Everson Library; Thurs., July 24, 10:30-11:30am, Lynden Library. • Arts & Crafts Spectacular! Create amazing arts and crafts with the crew from Launching Success. Ages 4-11; Thurs., July 3, 10:30-11:30am, Lynden Library. • Fizz Boom Summer Fun – Drumming! Ray Soriano will read to us, then present his fabulous drumming workshop. Ages 4-11; Tues., July 8, 10:30-11:30am, Blaine Library. • Chalk Art and Ice Cream! Create sidewalk art with chalk. Finish off with some ice cream! Ages 4-11; Tues., July 8, 2-3pm, Ferndale Library. • Pet Fair: Hear veterinarian Kim Johner of Northwest Veterinary Clinic read a story. Watch a Real Dirty Dog Wash! Sign up at the library or online. Ages 4-11; Tues., July 15, 10:3011:30am, Blaine Library. • Make a Gnome or Fairy Garden: Create your own magical table garden using small items such as shells, flowers, stones, and tiny gnomes or email editor@ennw.info • See www.ennw.info for “News, Reviews and Updates”

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Lego® at the Library – Free Lego®

events at the Whatcom County Library System. • Lego® Club: If you like Lego®, this is the club for you. Meet new people and build new things each week! It’s free, it’s fun, and Lego® is provided. Ages 4-11; Wednesdays beginning July 2, 12:151:30pm, Blaine Library. • Lego® Creation Show and Tell: Bring your original Lego® creation to the library and tell us about it. Door prizes! Peoples Choice Award! Ages 4-11; Sat., July 5, 10:30-11:30am, South Whatcom Library; Tues., July 15, 2-3pm, Ferndale Library; Tues., July 22, 10:3011:30am, Blaine Library. More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Old Fashioned 4th – Celebrate the 4th

in downtown Blaine (728 Peace Portal Dr.) with all-day events (8:30am-11pm), including parade, car show, street fair, music and fireworks over the harbor. Free admission. More info: 360-332-6484, vic@cityofblaine.com or www.blainechamber.com.

Dinger the Bellingham Bells Mascot Visits Village Books – Dinger loves to

read almost as much as he loves to play baseball! He is planning a trip to Village Books (1200 11th St.) during the Fourth of July weekend to pick up some new books and make some new friends. Come join us at the store on Sat., July 5 from 1:303:30pm for photo opportunities, a few

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stories, and maybe even an activity or two. Wear your Bells colors and support the local team. Free admission. More info: 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com/event/dinger-7/5/14.

Family Workshop at the “J” – Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden) is offering the following family workshop in July: A Drawing and Painting Adventure, Tues.-Thurs., July 8-10, 9:30am-noon, $65. Instructor: Trisha Dawn Coggins. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Free Summer Science Fun at the Library – Science Magic: Learn magic

tricks using real science! Grades K-5; Wed., July 9, 10:30-11:30am, Everson Library; Thurs., July 17, 10:30-11:30am, Lynden Library. • Star Wars Party! Star Wars activities and treats with Tammy LaPlante! Grades K-5; Wed., July 30, 10:3011:30am, Everson Library. • Splish Splash Science! Liquid science at its best. Fun experiments to see and do. Grades K-5; Wed., July 2, 10:30-11:30am, Everson Library; Tues., July 22, 2-3pm, Ferndale Library. • Sink or Float (ages 3-5): Explore science through stories and activities, Tues., July 1, 6-7pm, Blaine Library; Tues., July 8, 6:30-7:30pm, South Whatcom Library; Sat., July 12, 10:30-11:30am, Ferndale Library; Sat., July 26, 10:3011:30am, Sumas Library; Thurs., July 24, 6:30-7:30pm, Lynden Library. • Sink or

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Float (ages 4-11): Tues., July 1, 10:3011:30am, Blaine Library. • Build It! See what you can build with PVC pipe and connectors! Ages 4-11 years; Sat., July 12, 11:30am-12:30pm, Island Library. • The Secrets of Music: Explore the science of music with fun activities. Grades K-5; Thurs., July 10, 10:30-11:25am, Lynden Library; Sat., July 12, 10:30-11:30am, South Whatcom Library. More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Imaginary Friend Party (pre-K to 6 years) – Anyone with or without an

imaginary friend is invited for a morning of fun activities with Claire on Thurs., July 10 from 10:30-11:30am at Village Books (1200 11th St., Bellingham). We will read The Adventures of Beekle the Unimaginary Friend and other stories, draw pictures, and name our imaginary friends. Featured books will be 20% off for participants, today only! Free admission. More info: 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com.

Joy of Pilates Open House at Sunnyland Stomp! – Joy of Pilates and Fitness (2130 Grant St., Bellingham) is celebrating their open house and 6 year anniversary during this year’s Sunnyland Stomp and Art Walk, Sat., July 12 from 4-8pm. The general public is invited to come check out the studio, enjoy refreshments, view local art, get a free

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Slainte! Skagit Games Celebrate 20 Years by Christopher Key If the sound of bagpipes skirling out “Scotland the Brave” gives you Goosebumps, this is your time of year. There are celebrations of all things Scottish throughout the Northwest during the summer months. Skagit County, in particular, has something special going on since it’s their 20th Highland Games. “In July of 1994, serious planning efforts began to develop a Scottish Highland Games event in Skagit County,” said Skye Richendrfer, founder and head of the Celtic Arts Foundation. “The inaugural event happened the next year, and as we stand here today preparing to present our 20th annual Skagit Valley Highland Games in Mount Vernon, there is a strong sense of accomplishment and celebration knowing we’ve entertained tens of thousands of people. It’s become a ‘don’t miss’ event for many families from around the Pacific Northwest and the Lower Mainland of B.C.” Yes, there will be lots of bagpipery and drummery, but there’s lots more for the whole family. You can watch burly Highlanders throwing heavy things all over the place. Not-so-burly Highlanders will be demonstrating the art of Scottish dancing. There are lots of vendors who can help you discover the inner Scots that may be lurking inside you and identify your clan tartan. No celebration of Scottish culture would be complete without certain beverages and the Skagit Valley Highland Games welcomes a new sponsor this year. Laphroaig is a legendary distiller of single-malt whiskeys and will be offering tastings of their smoky nectar of the Gods in the beer garden. So dust off your kilt, load up your sporran and don’t forget your sgian dubh. It all goes down July 12 and 13 at Mount Vernon’s lovely Edgewater Park. A one-day pass is $13 (adult), $10 (student, senior or active military), $30 (group of 4) and children under 5 are free. Weekend passes are available as well. For more detailed information, see www.celticarts.org. Photo courtesy of the Celtic Arts Foundation.

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chair massage, and win prizes. The party is free and families are welcome. Refreshments from Evolve Truffles, Maniac Roasting Coffee, and Icing on the Cake. Artwork on display will include photography by Nathaniel Breaux and April Claxton, jewelry by Jean Magers of Kiss Jewelry Design, paintings from Cheryl Ford and mixed media assemblages by Cori Litorja. Joy instructors will be present to answer questions, as will Body Amore owner Lara Pellegrini and yoga instructor Joani Glasser. Raffle and door prizes from local Sunnyland and Bellingham establishments Red Boots Designs, Spin Cycle Yarns, Otion – The Soap Bar, Sprouting Earth Designs, Kulshan Brewery, Maniac Roasting Coffee, and more will be given away. More info: 360-224-1433, info@joyofpilates.net or www.joyofpilates.net.

Sensational Toddlers Program –

Sensational Toddlers (ST) is a weekly parent-child play program for children ages 18 months to 3 years, with and without special needs. You and your child can explore learning through a variety of motor, sensory and perceptual activities. See how creative those little hands can be as they “get messy” with paint, play dough, glue, and glitter! Our kid-friendly environment at Whatcom Center for Early Learning is just the thing to spark your child’s imagination. Active parent participation along with hands-on teaching by WCEL staff will encourage skill-building in all areas of your child’s development. Wear an old T-shirt and get ready for some sensational learning! Contact Bellingham Parks & Rec at 360-778-7000 or www.cob.org/ezreg for more info and to sign up for the Summer Sessions: Tuesdays, July 15-Aug. 5 or Thursdays, July 17-Aug. 7, from 10-11:30am. Sessions held at 2001 H St., Bellingham. Cost is $99 / 8-week session. More info: 360-6713660 or info@wcel.net.

Flora St., Bellingham. Admission is $7 non-members / $5 Museum members / free for FIG Art Club Members with reward points. Please note: Museum admission is not included in workshop cost. Info: 360-778-8930, figinfo@cob.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Fairhaven Steampunk Festival –

Make it a day of Steampunk’d Victoriana in Historic Fairhaven and enjoy a variety of entertainment and activities for the 3rd Annual Fairhaven Steampunk Festival on Sat., July 19 from noon-5pm at Village Books (1200 11th St., Bellingham), presented by Village Books and the Bellingham Steampunk Society. This family-friendly event will feature a wide variety of activities, entertainment, food and vendors. Listen to music by Jody Ellen, formerly of Abney Park; shop from a variety of regional vendors; participate in presentations and author readings; and stroll around in your Steampunk finery. Free admission. More info: 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com/steampunk-festival.

MCT’s Rapunzel – Missoula Children’s

Theatre campers present Rapunzel on Sat., July 19 at 3pm and 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham. Admission is $10 adults / $6 seniors and youth. More info: 360-7346080, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com or www.mountbakertheatre.com/events.

Strawberry Social and Car Show –

Enjoy tasty shortcake smothered in fresh local strawberries, ice cream and real whipped cream on Sat., July 19 from 5-8pm at the Glen Echo Community Club (7694 Goodwin Rd., Everson). Visit with friends, old and new. Enjoy cool cars of all makes and models. Barbershop entertainment – come hum a chord or two! Car Show contact: Bill Sorenson at (continued on page 40)

Art for Me & Mom or Dad Too –

Students ages 5 to 8 will have the opportunity to explore a couple of art techniques through several creative art projects at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St., on Tues., July 15, 12:30-2:30pm. Parents are encouraged to participate in the class as students alongside their child. (Younger siblings can accompany parent if needed.) Presented by Northwest Park and Recreation District 2. Cost is $12. Please pre-register and pay the fee with the Park District (www.nwparkandrec.org/). More info: 360-656-6416, www.wcls.org.

FIG Art Club Workshop: Dyed Coffee Filter Wreaths – With the help

of FIG staff, your child will be lead on a creative journey to discover art in this workshop Fri., July 18, 3-4pm at the FIG! You don’t have to be a FIG Art Club member to participate. The Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher is located at 250

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360-815-0053. Admission is $3 suggested donation. More info: 360-966-4976, saveglenecho@gmail.com or www.glenechocommunityclub.org.

Sunday at the Depot Car Show – Join

us for Northwest European Autoworks’ 7th Annual “Sunday at the Depot” car show on Sun., July 20 from 10am-3pm at the Depot Market in downtown Bellingham. A unique collection of fine European autos and motorcycles! Proceeds will benefit the NW Therapeutic Riding Center. Free admission. More info: 360-715-3876 or www.nweuropean.com.

Exploration of Technique with Acrylic Paint – Create and explore a

couple of art techniques with acrylic paint at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St., on Tues., July 22, 12:30-2:30pm. Students ages 7 to 13 will have a chance to complete several designs using the techniques learned. Presented by Northwest Park and Recreation District 2. Cost is $12. Please pre-register and pay the fee with the Park District (www.nwparkandrec.org/). More info: 360-656-6416, www.wcls.org.

Sidewalk Sale – Downtown Bellingham

Partnership announces the return of its popular Sidewalk Sale on Sat., July 26 from 10am-7pm in downtown Bellingham. Downtown businesses including restaurants, salons, clothing, shoe,

furniture, and housewares stores will be offering sales, samples, and great shopping. With free downtown parking on Saturday, the central business district will be buzzing with shoppers looking for deals and people enjoying a great summer day. Regular store hours apply. Free admission. More info: 360-527-5170 or lindsey@downtownbellingham.com.

Children’s Craft Fairs – Buy or sell at

this exciting free event! Homemade crafts and treats made by children. Everything $4 or less. Registration is required, and space is limited (ages 5-13). Fairs will be held: Sat., July 26, 10:30am-12:30pm, South Whatcom Library; Tues., July 29, 2-3pm, Ferndale Library; and Thurs., July 31, 10:30-11:30am, Lynden Library. More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Gadgets, Robots and Gizmos of the Sci-Fi Universe – With inspiration from

science fiction posters in The Art of Genre: Posters from Hollywood’s Golden Age, the mad scientists attending this workshop on Sat., July 26, 1-3:30pm, at the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher, will work with artist Thor Myhre to build their own sci-fi prop gadget or gizmo from recycled materials. Photos of finished props will be on-screen before the next science fiction film at Pickford Film Center and in the Museum! Participants receive a pass to the next Sci-Fi film at Pickford Film Center. Register at cbbrewer@cob.org or 360-778-8960 by

July 23. Ages recommended: 9-13, $10 workshop fee + $2.50 for materials. More info: 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

6th Annual Paws and Claws Expo –

Come on out for some family fun at the 6th Annual Paws & Claws Expo on Sun., July 27 from 10am-4pm at Bloedel Donovan Park (2214 Electric Ave., Bellingham). Meet our adoptable dogs, play some games, watch the demos, visit with the vendors, eat some food and check out our great raffle items! Bring a friend, bring your family, bring your pet (on a leash). Presented by the Alternative Humane Society. Free admission. More info: 360-671-7445, alternativehumanesociety@gmail.com or www.alternativehumanesociety.com.

EverybodyBIKE Summer Ride: Lights! Cameras! Bicycles! – Dress as

your favorite movie character for a ride along historic trolley routes in Bellingham on Sun., July 27, 1-3pm. The ride ends with a special viewing of The Art of Genre: Posters from Hollywood’s Golden Age exhibit at the Whatcom Museum. Riders meet at the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher. Admission is $3 for riders / free for Museum members. More info: 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Summertime Fun in the SPARK Lab – Hey kids, come down to the Spark Museum (1312 Bay St., Bellingham) on Thursdays, July 31-Aug. 28 from 1-3pm and dive into electronics by taking them apart. We supply the materials, tools and expertise to explore electronics and technology by dismantling them. Learn safety, tool usage and how things work, then try creating something new. Register for 3 or more at $15 each. Space is reserved with paid registration. Appropriate for ages 8-14. More info: 360-738-3886, anne@sparkmuseum.org or www.sparkmuseum.org.

Drayton Harbor Maritime Festival –

Two days of family fun at the Blaine Marina (235 Marine Dr.) on Sat. & Sun., Aug. 2 & 3 from 10am-5pm, with the special attraction of tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. Also featuring raft races, arts and crafts, movie night, vintage steam boats, show and shine, kids rides and games – all with a pirate theme. Free admission. More info: 360-332-6484, vic@cityofblaine.com or www.blainechamber.com/draytonharbordays.

MCT’s Alice in Wonderland –

Missoula Children’s Theatre campers present Alice in Wonderland on Sat., Aug. 2 at 3pm and 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham. Admission is $10 adults / $6 seniors and youth. More info: 360-7346080, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com or www.mountbakertheatre.com/events.

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