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TABLE OF CONTENTS JULY 2019 FEATURES: Bellingham TheatreWorks Presents Sizzling Drama and    Flamboyant Comedy at The Firehouse! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Birch Bay Sandcastle Competition & Rollback Car Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Celebrate Creativity at the Anacortes Arts Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Get Thee to The Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Keeping the Blues Alive at Mount Baker Blues Fest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Let There Be Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 The 2019 Skagit Valley Highland Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 There’s a New Maestro in Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Whatcom County Old Settlers’ Association Hosts    124th Annual Old Settlers Picnic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Young Musicians Shine at Marrowstone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

DEPARTMENTS: Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-14 Benefits & Fundraisers . . . . . . . . . . 33 Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . 15-22 Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Family & Kids . . . . . . . . . . . 25-26, 28 Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Health & Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Home & Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Lectures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 6-9 Potpourri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-33 Workshops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

On the cover: Mount Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival is the premier blues event. Attend for a day or camp over the weekend at the Deming Log Show Grounds, August 2-4. The 2019 festival artwork is by Stephen Peringer. See feature story on page 5.

JULY 2019 Volume 16 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: mfuller@ennw.info • Barb Fuller: bfuller@ennw.info Gladys Crnich: gladys@ennw.info • Lynna Dunn Fuller: lfuller@ennw.info Margaret Bikman: margaret.bikmanennw@gmail.com 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 www.ennw.info/distribution.html. Deadlines: We request Press Releases, Photos and Calendar Items by the 10th of the month before its release (July 10 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: ©2019 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 Deborah Bernard received her BA in Journalism at WWU, wrote for The Bellingham Herald, then worked in Alaska for decades. Now they’re back: her husband Joseph is gleefully retired and Debbie loves her office job at First Presbyterian Church. She is also writing her memoir, You Can’t Beat a Deadhorse. n Marla Bronstein is a playwright, director, actress and freelance writer who enjoys keeping busy and relaxing. n April Metz de Montiel is a life-long arts supporter and pleased to be a contributor to Entertainment News NW. n Osa Hale has been a regular contributor to Entertainment News NW since 2012. She is a graduate of Western Washington University, with a B.A. in Visual Journalism. Her work has also appeared on Bellingham’s KOMO News website, the Seattle Times, and Portland Live. n Courtney Kendall divides her time between writing, working at Whatcom Community College, and enjoying her young son. She holds an MA in English Studies from Western Washington University. n Margaret Bikman worked as Entertainment News Coordinator at The Bellingham Herald for 27 years. She’s also a reference and instruction librarian at Whatcom Community College (also for 27 years). Margaret and her husband, Jay Saxton, enjoy dancing and attending concerts, plays, and art and literature events, and like traveling to exotic places like Cuba, Nova Scotia and New Orleans.

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Singers Wanted – The Joyful Sound

Singers are looking for 3 women to add to their daytime barbershop chorus. This group of 15 singers defines themselves as “a cohesive group of talented, fun-loving, compassionate friends.” The vocal ranges should be in the recognizable “alto” area. Two of the singers are needed for “lead” section, one for “baritone” [both vocal ranges are G below middle C to C above middle C]. This chorus meets Wednesday afternoons, 2-4pm and takes their music to local Adult Living Facilities once a month on Wednesdays & an occasional evening. Professional learning tracks are provided. The fee upon acceptance is $10 a month. An overview of this group and further info about this posting can be found on the website (see below). Vocal admission will depend on a basic [private] audition on any Wednesday between June 19 and July 10 by appointment only at Ten

Mile Grange. Free to audition More info: 360-739-1888, jodysorenson77@gmail.com or https://thejoyfulsound.weebly.com.

Northwest is an award-winning a cappella chorus open to increasing membership while singing our best in a fun and interactive learning environment. All voice ranges; ages 15 up. Rehearsals on Mondays at the Mount Vernon Community Center (1401 Cleveland), starting at 6:30pm. Free admission. Contact Cheryl at 360-201-5861, email us at contact@harmonynorthwest.org, or visit www.harmonynorthwest.org.

Bellingham Festival of Music: Chamber Music Concerts – Join us for HNW Chorus Rehearsals – Have a

desire to sing for your friends and family? Join the enthusiastic women of Harmony Northwest Chorus this summer. Learn some new songs in time to sing at their annual We All Sing For Ice Cream social in September. Opportunities to perform at other local events as well. Harmony

two free community chamber concerts by the Festival of Music Orchestra on Wed., July 3 & 17 from noon-1pm at Whatcom Museum Old City Hall (121 Prospect St., Bellingham). The Bellingham Festival of Music is the only summer festival in the region built around a virtuoso orchestra. Composed of outstanding musicians from major symphonies of North America, the festival’s mission is to make exceptional classical music accessible to everyone in our community. Free admission. Info: 360778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Bellingham Festival of Music Free Community Concerts and Classes –

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Every summer, members of the BFM Orchestra perform free chamber music concerts in venues in Whatcom County. These events are open to the public and

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Keeping the Blues Alive at Mount Baker Blues Fest by Margaret Bikman The 24th annual Mount Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival, organized by Lloyd “Keeping the Blues Alive” Peterson, runs Aug. 1-4, on the Deming Log Show Grounds (3295 Cedarville Rd.), just west of Deming, and showcases top blues artists. In the past, such blues greats as Johnny Winter, Leon Russell, Commander Cody, Robben Ford, Sonny Landreth, Foghat, Chicago, Jeff Healy, Average White Band, Chicago, David Lindley, and Ana Popovic have graced the outdoor stage. The fact that Peterson has the connections to Washington Blues Society gather such musicians Entertainer of the Year, Patti Allen performs at 3pm on to the small town of Sat., Aug. 3. Deming won the 2019 Washington Blues Society’s Best Regional Blues Festival, one of many accolades the festival has garnered over the years. Two mainstays at the festival are jam session guitarist Johnny Brewer and the incredible drummer Richard “‘Rick” Sabol, who’s had a long illustrious career having played with James Gang, Greg Allman Band, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tina Turner, Quiet Riot, just to name a few! Here’s what Lloyd says about the festival: “I want to be like Jack Reacher, the Lee Child character who helps solve a problem and then leaves before the glory comes down. There’s nothing more satisfying to me than watching all the people with smiles on their faces and enjoying themselves. That’s why we do it. The fans are the ones who pay the freight – the musicians know that, and the volunteers know that. The fans deserve the pat on the back, along with groups like the Washington Blues Society, the South Sound Blues Association, and others keeping the blues alive. “ Below: Jam session drummer Richard “‘Rick” Sabol, has had a long illustrious career playing with numerous musical greats including the Greg Allman Band, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Tina Turner.

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Thursday, August 1 8pm–Midnight, Vanessa Collier in the Museum, $10 cover (Beer Garden) Friday, August 2 5–6:30pm, Joey Houck 7–8:30pm, Chris Eger Band 9pm-Close, Jack Semple All Star After-Hours Blues Jam Saturday, August 3 11am–12:30pm, Adrian Clarke 1–2:30pm, Michelle Taylor Band 3–4:30pm, Patti Allen and Monster Road 5–6:30pm, Chris Antonik 7–8:30pm, The Weight Band 9pm-close, Vanessa Collier All-Star After-Hours Blues Jam (requires weekend pass) Sunday, August 4 9–10:30am, Gospel Hour featuring Gospel/Blues by Joel Tepp 11am–12:30pm, The Replayzmentz 1–2:30pm, The Cory Vincent Group 3–4:30pm, The Bobby Patterson Band 5–6:30pm, Paul Deslauriers Band 7–8:30, Wishbone Ash All-Star After-Hours Blues Jam (requires weekend pass)

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions: • Camping is available, opening at 10am, Thursday • Email Lloyd at freesprt@televar.com to get a RV spot or VIP ticket ($190). • Weekend pass: $145 (free general camping and all After-Hours Jams). • Friday night pass: $35 (show starts at 5pm) • Saturday-only day pass: $75 (show starts at 11am). • Sunday-only day pass: $70 (show starts at 11am). • Children younger than 12 get in free. • Pick up your tickets at Avalon Records or www.tickettomato.com • Ticket or fee is required once entering the grounds • It’s okay to bring coolers, personal food, chairs, shade canopies (only toward the rear of the venue, so as not to block the sight-lines of others). • There are no chair restrictions. • Alcohol is okay to bring to your personal campsite (21 and older). • Washington State law prohibits any alcohol in the showgrounds, only in the beer garden. • No pets are allowed. • Bring your own towel and other toiletries. • Ice and ATMs available on site.

Details: www.bakerblues.com and on Facebook. Photos courtesy of Lloyd Peterson.

The Michelle Taylor Band has been rockin’ for over seven years, entertaining crowds of all ages and musical tastes. Catch them at the Festival on Sat., Aug. 3 at 1pm.

At left: There’s a young lady [Vanessa Collier] came onstage with me, I forget where I was, but she’s playing an alto saxophone, and man, she was amazing.” –Buddy Guy Below: Formed in 1969, Wishbone Ash has more than 20 original studio recordings and several live albums to their credit. The group has appeared at all the major music festivals.

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Young Musicians Shine at Marrowstone One of his teaching techniques that seems to work well is “listening.” Coming right on the heels of the “Playing with other people is all Bellingham Festival of Music (June 29 about listening to them and finding through July 19), Bellingham will be your place in the mix. In rehearsal I inundated with about 200 young will often have a section play by musicians between the ages of 14 to 25 themselves—not because there is an from around the world. They’ll be error to fix, but because I want the studying with an internationally-acclaimed rest of the orchestra to hear them and faculty who travel to Western Washington be aware of what they are doing.” University for the Marrowstone Music Festival, the largest and most “I’m constantly asking them what comprehensive summer orchestral training they heard and what they think about program in the Pacific Northwest, which it. The goal is to get them to be really features concerts from July 25 through present and aware of the nuances and make sure the students are having fun August 4 at WWU’s Performing Arts subtleties of their playing as individuals while they are working hard. He enjoys Concert Hall. and as a group. Not just ‘was that a right their energy, curiosity, quickness, and note or a wrong one,’ but ‘did we end The erudite and congenial Ryan openness. that phrase together?’ or ‘was the release Dudenbostel is director of orchestral “Music is life-changing, and of the note the way we wanted it?’ This studies at WWU, where he conducts the Marrowstone is a life-changing festival,” requires not only careful listening, but also WWU Orchestras and teaches courses in he says. a crystal-clear vision of how they want to conducting, music theory, and music play.” history; he is also interim artistic director Dudenbostel says he’s “terrifically of Marrowstone, and along with Grammyexcited” for the entire program, but some Faculty double bass player Diana nominated Alastair Willis, will conduct the particular highlights will be Debussy’s “La Gannett, who’s taught at Marrowstone faculty and student concerts. Mer,” and a chamber work called for more than 10 years, agrees, and says “Gathering Together” by Roger Briggs, a she loves watching the students learn and This will be Dudenbostel’s ninth year former artistic director of Whatcom grow and revel in their ability. teaching at Marrowstone, though he’s been involved in one way or another for closer to 15 years and in fact, was also a student during his high school days! He’s the father of a year-old daughter, and he says that one of the Ryan Dudenbostel, director of orchestral Grammy-nominated Alastair Willis, along Double bass player Diana Gannett has been joys raising her is studies at WWU is the interim artistic with will Ryan Dudenbostel, will conduct among the internationally-acclaimed faculty getting to see director of Marrowstone. the faculty and student concerts. at Marrowstone for more than 10 years. everything anew Photo courtesy of Danielle Barnum. Above photos (middle and at right) courtesy through her eyes. of Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra. “Learning to play as a section is very “The same is true with young different,” she says. musicians,” he says. Symphony Orchestra (now Bellingham “We work on ways to listen to the “Everything is fresh and new and full of Symphony Orchestra, for which composite sound and balance it — how to possibility and challenge. Young people Dudenbostel presents standing-room only play with the person next to you and then also often don’t know their own pre-concert talks). the whole section, practice rhythmic limitations, and can rise above themselves passages before being able to play them Other works on this year’s program in performance situations in a way that is on the instrument, ways to hear the include Ravel’s “La Valse,” Brahms’ Piano absolutely electrifying.” passage first in their head, and lots more!” Concerto No. 1, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s It’s an intense and incredibly fruitful two “Scheherazade.” “For some, it’s the first time they’ve weeks, he says, when students can find played these great works. Students will As Dudenbostel says, “And it’s not just out if they are seriously interested in make friends that they will keep running about the music—which is great—but also music. across the whole of their professional about the incredible energy they exude Many of the more experienced lives.” onstage. There really is nothing like it.” students, called fellows, will be doing a lot Conductor Alastair Willis, who worked Details: https://marrowstone.org. For of the teaching themselves, rather than at Marrowstone from 2004 to 2008 and is tickets, go to http://tickets.wwu.edu/ or performing with the younger students. It’s music director of the South Bend call 360-650-6146. an intergenerational mentorship, he says. Symphony Orchestra, says that he likes to

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will be held from 10am-12:30pm on Mon., July 8 (Pepe Romero, Christ the Servant Lutheran Church), and Sat., July 20 (Jamie Barton, First Congregational Church of Bellingham). Classes are also free. More info: bellinghamfestival@comcast.net, 360201-6621 or www.bellinghamfestival.org.

Ukulele Fun & Song Circle – Have fun Pepe Romero

Jamie Barton

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families are encouraged to come. The atmosphere is relaxed and intimate. The music is easily accessible to all. Performances: Wed., July 3 at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum Old City Hall Rotunda Room (121 Prospect St., Bellingham); Mon., July 8 at noon at Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden); Sun., July 14 at 2:30pm at Mallard Ice Cream (1323 Railroad Ave., Bellingham); Wed., July 17 at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum Old City Hall Rotunda Room. Master classes

Let There Be Music

strumming and singing at the Ukulele Fun & Song Circle. Beginners welcome. Loaner ukes available. Play along or just come to sing with us. Song sheets provided or come and share a song. We meet every Wednesday, 12:30-1:30pm at the Mount Vernon Senior Center (1401 Cleveland Ave.). You’re guaranteed to have a ukedelic time. • Beyond Strumming: For those ukulele players who want to explore arrangements, tabs, fingerpicking, barred chords, playing up the neck. I am no expert. We will learn these things together, on Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30pm. • Admission is free will donation. More info: yogaheartspace0@gmail.com or 206-790-4862.

Showcase 2017.

Summer Music Continues at Elizabeth Park – Free family-friendly

concerts are held each Thursday, through August 22 from 6-8pm, and are sponsored by The Eldridge Society, in partnership with Bellingham Parks and Recreation. July bands include Brian Butler and Bridge (Rockin’ Rock and Steamy Blues) on July 4; Sir Reginold Cosgrove and His Nighttime Singers (Eclectic, Throwback Top, Folk Rock) on July 11; Di Young Combo (Sultry Jazz and Pop Ensemble) on July 18; and Fossil Rock (50s & 60s Hits) on July 25. Donations to continue funding the annual concerts will be accepted at each concert. Parking is limited, so consider biking or riding the bus that evening!

Bellingham Festival of Music – The

Bellingham Festival of Music is made up of orchestral performances and chamber music recitals throughout June and July. Each year, co-founder and artistic director Michael Palmer brings internationally acclaimed musicians together into a summer orchestra. The festival also

Students performing at the Festival.

by Marla Bronstein The Blaine Harbor Music Festival, (BHMF) formerly known as the Drayton Harbor Music Festival, a 501(c)3 organization, is a program of Blaine’s Pacific Arts Association (PAA.) For the past 18 years, the BMHF has offered opportunities to students ages 12-19, to create and perform great music with the help of first-class professional musicians. The musicians’ goal is to enrich the lives of these young musicians during the 7-day music camp. This gives students the chance to sit side-by-side with musicians who possess decades of experience, culminating in a weekend of indoor and outdoor performances. This year’s festival takes place from July 7-13. The festival offers noon-hour concerts at G Street Plaza in Blaine and evening concerts at the Blaine Performing Arts Center (PAC) 975 H St., Blaine. These are open to the public by donation, with the exception of the special July 8 concert at Jansen Art Center, and the Big Band Benefit on Wednesday, July 10 at the Semiahmoo Resort Pavilion. Friday and Saturday concerts will showcase the students in big bands, combos and vocal groups. I asked PAA Board Co-President Kitty King for an insider’s hint at this year’s “not to miss” performance. “It’s all good,” she promised, “But I would say that the “Blue” themed Kick-Off concert (on July 7) is a must because it will showcase the depth and breadth of musical talent in our faculty.” Every year, the PAA works very hard to raise funds for the Bruce Wolf Endowment Fund, which enables students to apply for scholarships, and for community members to attend concerts free, or by donation. For camp registration, or ticketing details, check their website at blaineharbormusicfestival.org or call 360-988-3019, or email festival.paa@ gmail.com. You’ll also find information about The Big Band Benefit, and how to make your tax-deductible donation. Photos courtesy of Kitty King.

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Instructors: Greg Hopkins, Nick Bielo, and Jovino Santos Neto (Jovino photo © Daniel Sheehan).

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features a lineup of accomplished guest artists, some performing solo and some in small groups. Local talent is also showcased in the festival chorus. July performances include: Sat., July 6, Violinist Benjamin Beilman with the festival orchestra; Sun., July 7, Chamber Music by the Bay; Wed., July 10, Pepe Romero, an iconic classical guitarist; Fri., July 12 will showcase the Bellingham Festival of Music’s ensemble in residence: the delightful Calidore String Quartet; Sun., July 14, Pianist Marc-André Hamelin can be heard playing more Brahms; and the festival will finish on Fri., July 19 with an operatic performance by mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton and the festival chorus. Charismatic and undeniably talented, Barton and her powerful voice will take the stage and sweep the audience away with arias and choruses from some choice operas, including Samson and Delilah, Carmen, and Candide. The concert will be followed by a champagne reception. Save for the Chamber Music by the Bay, all of the concerts will be taking place at the WWU PAC. Each will feature a pre-concert talk, beginning at 6:30pm, and the music will commence at 7:30pm. Tickets for all of the concerts can be purchased online, ordered by mail, purchased over the phone, or found at the WWU Box Office.

Info: stacy@sassyfrassco.com, 360-8405133 or www.chrisegerband.com.

Jovino Santos Neto at the Jansen Art Center – Jovino Santos Neto worked

as a pianist, flutist and producer with the legendary Hermeto Pascoal in his native Brazil for 15 years. Since moving to Seattle in 1993, he has released several recordings as a composer and leader of his Quinteto and others in collaboration with musicians such as Bill Frisell, Gretchen Parlato, Paquito d’Rivera and many more. Jovino’s music blends contemporary harmonies and improvisations with a rich variety of Brazilian rhythmic languages. Jovino has received three nominations for a Latin

Grammy and has been inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame. Performance on Mon., July 8 at 7:30pm at Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden). Admission is $25. Info: info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org/events/jovinosantos-neto or 360-354-3600.

Haynie Opry: Music Tribute to Elvis Presley – Performed by Matt Audette

and the Circle of Friends Band on Fri. & Sat., July 12 & 13 at 7pm. Admission is $10 general / free kids 12 and under. There will also be a Gospel Matinee on July 13 at 3pm, and admission is only $5! Join us at Haynie Grange (3344 Haynie Rd., Blaine). For more info, call 360-366-3321.

Chris Eger Band Video Release Party –

Join us for hottest party of the summer! Be the first to view The Chris Eger Band’s music video release and debut of the single “SRV.” Spend the evening celebrating with the band as they perform throughout the night! VIP tickets will be sold online only, and space is limited! Check the website for details! VIPs will receive special swag, meet and greet with the band before the event, and other extras. Takes place on Sat., July 6 from 8-11pm at Eaglemont Golf Course Fireweed Terrace (4800 Eaglemont Dr., Mount Vernon). Admission is $30 VIP. Visit www.ennw.info to view Entertainment News NW on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

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Marina Christopher

Jazz 2nd Sunday Series Free Concert – Jazz 2nd Sunday free jazz concert series presents the Marina Christopher Quartet on Sun., July 14 at 2pm. Marina is a versatile, up-and-coming artist in the Seattle music scene. Her skill, cheery nature, and work ethic continue to keep Marina busy as a freelance bassist in many musical styles. Marina is also an accomplished vocalist, earning a spot as a finalist in the 2017 Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist contest and performing at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley. Performance at The Heart Of Anacortes Stage (1014 4th St.) More info: vmfejeran@gmail.com, 360-293-1910 or jazzatthelibrary.com.

students / free for Jazz Project members. Bring your own outdoor seating, blankets, and even picnic basket to enjoy the summer scenery, beer, wine, and jazz! More info: info@samsonestates.com, 360966-7787 or www.samsonestates.com.

creates often uplifts, penetrates and inspires the listener. They will perform at the Bellingham Alternative Library (519 E Maple St.). Doors at 7:30pm. All ages, $6-$10 sliding scale. More info: bellingham.alternative.library@gmail.com.

Heddwen, Larsen Gardens, and Meghan Yates – A night of folk music at

Molly’s Garden Concerts Presents: Tracy Spring and Jezebel’s Mother –

the Alternative Library featuring Heddwen, Larsen Gardens, and Meghan Yates on Sat., July 20 from 8-11pm. Heddwen is an original alt-folk duo with singersongwriters Riley Skinner and Katie Rudman, featuring complex harmonies over simple folk progressions. They are based in Seattle, WA. Larsen Gardens is the project of singer-songwriter Sarah Edmonds, whose beautifully crafted folk songs feature slow, soft vocals over guitar. Meghan Yates is a Bellingham-based “experimental joy folk fusion” singersongwriter whose musical career began accidentally in Portland, ME. Whether solo or when other players join, the music she

Local performing songwriter Tracy Spring and “bluesy rootsy lively lovely” duo Jezebel’s Mother will play a summer evening’s worth of original music, with Spring performing an opening set of folk and blues, on Sun., July 21. Jezebel’s Mother features songwriters Carolyn Lochert and Janis Carper, both residents of Oregon. The three friends and accomplished musicians will also add harmony on each other’s sets. Reservations for this scent-free event are required by July 20. For the location (Bellingham) and to receive updates on any Plan B due to environmental concerns such as rain or air quality, RSVP via facebook event “Tracy

The 2nd Sunday Summer Jazz Series –

This series will feature the smooth sounds of many local and promising jazz artists, as well as food and beverages available on site. The Jazz Project presents the Bellingham Youth Jazz Band at the Samson Estates’ Winery Pavillion and Estate Grounds (1861 Van Dyk Road, Everson) on July 14 from 4-6:30pm. Tickets are $10 general / $8 for a block of 5 or more / $5

The Skagit Symphony chooses Dr, Michael Böhnhart Wheatley as their new conductor. Photos courtesy of Skagit Symphony.

There’s a New Maestro in Town by Marla Bronstein Executive Director Marna Fletcher has led the Skagit Symphony (the Symphony) on quite a ride since she and I last spoke almost two years ago. The symphony is a volunteer-powered community orchestra, composed of 60 musicians from 14 cities and towns of our region. After 14 years as conductor, Maestro Roupen Shakarian stepped down from the podium at the end of the 2017-18 season, leaving the position open for only the fourth time in the organization’s almost 40 years of existence. A wide net was cast, and 46 applicants from all over the country threw their batons into the ring (so to speak). The selection committee presented a stellar group of 5 contenders to be considered. Each had the opportunity to lead the orchestra in one concert that had been pre-programmed by Maestro Shakarian this past season. Each candidate then submitted a program for their inaugural season, should they be chosen to take up the baton. Orchestra members and audiences took advantage of the opportunity to meet, work with, and actively participate in giving feedback via surveys completed after every concert. At the end of the season this past May, they nominated the conductor to bring the symphony forward. Fletcher told me, “The heart of the music director selection process was based on feedback from the orchestra.” At a “Big Reveal” event held in June, in response to the overwhelming and enthusiastic comments from the players and the audience, the board announced the selection of Michael Wheatley, DMA, for this position. Dr. Wheatley recently received his doctorate from the Eastman School of Music, and he has expressed his delight to move to Washington to work with new and old friends. As for the programming of the upcoming season, we will have to wait until later this summer for that reveal. It seems that Dr. Wheatley also has a few surprises in store! Welcome and Congratulations, Dr. Wheatley and the Skagit Symphony!

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Spring and Jezebel’s Mother In Concert, July 21, 2019,” email AziZSpring@aol.com, or phone 360-676-5669. Suggested donation: $10-$20 sliding scale. Doors open at 6:30pm. More info: www.facebook.com/events.

respected blues fingerpicking guitarist. Performance on Fri., July 26 at 7pm in the YWCA Ballroom (1026 N. Forest St., Bellingham). Admission is $20 at the door. Info: www.jimkweskin.com, 360-733-5960 or moneyinbothpockets@gmail.com.

Suzy Thompson and Jim Kweskin in Concert – Jim Kweskin is the founder of

Deobrat Mishra Sitar & Tabla Concert – Soundings of the Planet

the legendary 1960s Jim Kweskin Jug Band with Fritz Richmond, Geoff Muldaur, Maria Muldaur, Mel Lyman, and Bruno Wolfe. Their imitators were legion, including a San Francisco jug band that became the Grateful Dead, a Los Angeles jug band that became the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and a New York jug band that became the Lovin’ Spoonful. Suzy Thompson is one of the rare musicians today who has mastered multiple styles of Southern fiddling, from prewar acoustic blues to Cajun and Creole to old-time fiddle, especially the kind that has a ragtime or blues feel. A powerful blues singer in the styles of Memphis Minnie and Bessie Smith, and a highly

Small Looms Clinic for Weavers –

Join members of the Whatcom Weavers Guild in the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Library (210 Central Ave.) as they work on projects on their small looms on Sat., July 6 from noon-3pm. Some weavers will be demonstrating their craft, while others will welcome you trying it out yourself. Free admission. More info: 360-778-7217, jjohnson@cob.org, or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

presents Deobrat Mishra, 11th generation Indian sitar master of the Benares Gharana tradition as he returns to Bellingham on his PNW tour. Deobrat is one of the most energetic and innovative sitar artists in India. For many years Deobrat toured the U.S., Canada and Europe with his father, Pandit Shivnath Mishra, himself a respected sitar master in the Gharana tradition. Deobrat continues to teach, preserve and joyfully bring the beautiful complexity of Indian Classical music to the world. Guest appearance by Dean Evenson who has recorded and performed with the Mishras for many years. The Mishra sitar tour benefits their School of Classical Indian Music for children of indigent musicians. The tour also benefits the Daya Yoga Foundation and their projects teaching yoga in prisons. Daya is a 501 C3 foundation. Performance on Sat., July 27 from 7:30-10pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (1207 Ellsworth St.). Admission is $20 advance / $25 at door. More info: 360-738-9368, music@soundings.com or www.soundings.com/mishra-concert.

Paul Sorensen

Paul Sorensen Big Band – The Paul

Sorensen Big Band performs modern jazz classics at Bellingham’s Bloedel Donovan Park Community Building on Sun., July 28 from 1:30-3:30pm. Paul has arranged much of the music to suit the 16-member band of local musicians. The program includes the music of Benny Golson, Maynard Ferguson, Quincy Jones, Stan Kenton, Bill Holman, Thelonius Monk and other jazz greats. Paul plays saxophone and piano with the band and is well known as an arranger of music for bands and orchestras. Free admission. Info: 360223-8845 or sorensen89@gmail.com.

Sashiko Style Mending – Sashiko

mending is a Japanese style of visible mending that uses embroidery stitching to create beautiful surface designs. It’s simple to learn, but has endless style variations. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of sashiko and various sashiko patterns and styles of mending. You’ll go home with a plan for your own sashiko project. Impact: The life of well-loved clothing is prolonged using artistic mending. Takes place on Wed., July 10 from 6-8pm at Ragfinery (1421 N. Forest St., Bellingham). Admission is $27-$32. More info: 360-738-6977, hello@ragfinery.com or www.ragfinery.com.

Improv Playworks in July – Learn to

think on your feet! Come join us for a free workshop. An evening of play, creativity, storytelling and fun! We will do a selection of games and exercises from improvisational theater. All levels welcome, absolutely no experience necessary! Adults & teens 14+. Join us at Improv Playworks Studio (1011 Girard St., Bellingham) on Wed., July 24 and Tues., July 30 from 7-9pm. Free admission. More info: 3600756-0756, sheila@improvplayworks.com or www.improvplayworks. Visit www.ennw.info to view Entertainment News NW on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

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Celebrate Creativity at the Anacortes Arts Festival by Courtney Kendall Summertime is festival time, and you won’t want to miss one of the oldest and largest festivals in the Northwest—the Anacortes Arts Festival. This free, all-ages festival will be held August 2-4 with several blocks along Anacortes’ Commercial Avenue closed off for the occasion. Started in 1962, the Anacortes Arts Festival celebrates all forms of art and music throughout the weekend, and is the largest supporter of arts funding in their community. Every year they give over $30,000 through their awards programs and grants, and even more with a series of April events that continue to showcase the arts, and support artists and arts education. Along Commercial Avenue will be 270 artisans’ booths representing all mediums of art: ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry, painting, sculpture, photography, leather, wood, and more. These artisans are chosen through a process based on their work’s quality, originality, and marketability. Booth artisans come not only from throughout the Northwest, but all over the United States to fill seven blocks of master craftsmanship. Arts at the Port, known as the crown jewel of the festival, includes four exhibitions featuring regional fine art and set near the waterfront. The Juried Exhibition includes work of all mediums and is annually selected by a prominent art professional, while the Allen Family Focus Gallery features three Northwest artists responding to the theme “Pattern & Structure.” The Youth Arts Installation is a collaboration this year with Voices of the Children. Artwork from Skagit County students and Syrian refugees focuses on writing and visual art that explores issues facing young women ages 12-18. The last exhibition is the Anacortes Regeneration Project’s installation called Say Their Names. Thirty Skagit Valley artists created over 800 rocks that display the name, event, date of event, and age of an individual killed in a mass shooting in America. The rocks will be assembled into a cairn as a part of the installation

along with casings of destroyed guns, and writing from students and adults affected by gun violence. The festival’s working studios are a chance to see artists in action, and will be open from 10am-4pm all three days. There will be demonstrations in basketry, woodworking, blacksmithing, marbling, native wood carving in cedar, graffiti, stone sculpture, and chalk painting. The PIANO-cortes project will be on hand, painting pianos for the fourth year in a row. Artists paint the pianos that are then placed at downtown Anacortes locations for the public to use through Labor Day weekend. The fourteenth and final mural in the Tommy Thompson Mural Project will also be painted as a part of the working studios. The mural series is hung

Anacortes Arts Festival is host to three stages of entertainment. Birch Peireira & the Gin Joints will perform on the Main Stage on Fri., Aug. 3 from 3:30-5pm.

along the Tommy Thompson Parkway, and has featured different artists each year since 2003. The final mural will be painted by Anacortes artist Alfred Currier, who is known for his colorful oil paintings of migrant farm workers of Skagit Valley. A variety of musical acts compliment the artistic scene with three stages highlighting local and regional musical talent this year. The Main Stage will feature lively music, while the Jazz Stage offers softer sounds. A variety of performers will be at the Port Stage near

This year’s festival art, All Ya Need is Dogs, is by Barton DeGraaf of Bend, OR.

Arts at the Port. You can also expect to see street performers and buskers along the festival perimeters. Once you’ve built up an appetite, there are a variety of culinary options. Island Eatery offers a diverse number of food

The 2018 Community Partnership Award chosen by the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, was awarded to Sawai (on left) & George McLaughlin from Zephyrhills, FL. The ‘Best of the Fest’ award winner was Jennifer Bowman (center) from Anacortes, and the ‘Best Creativity/Booth’ award went to Shelly Fredenberg (on right) of Eugene, OR.

vendors that include regional and ethnic foods, while Food Truck Alley features regional food trucks. Beer, wine, and spirits are also available at three different locations. The festival will be open on Friday, 10am-7pm, Saturday, 10am-6pm, and Sunday, 10am-5pm. For more information, visit anacortesartsfestival.com.

Working Studios features an inspiring group of artists demonstrating a variety of traditional, contemporary and folk art forms, including woodworking.

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Studio UFO Members Show Off –

Helen Dorn Pearl Earring, oil paintings at WECU Fairhaven Branch. • Trish Harding, recent oils, at Blessings Salon & Spa. More info: trish.harding@studio-ufo.net, 360-319-6115 or www.studio-ufo.net.

Children and Teen Summer Art Camps at BellinghamART – Children

will use their creativity with pastel, collage, watercolor, colored pencil, charcoal and acrylic paint in July at BellinghamART. Camp projects may include silk painting, block printing, metal emboss, polymer clay figures and ceramic painting. Choose from weekly art camps, mornings 9am-12pm, or afternoons 1pm-4pm. Tuition is $180 and includes all art materials and a nutritious daily snack. More info: az@zimgroup.com, 360-738-8379 or www.bellinghamart.com.

New Paintings by Lori Hill – New

series of African animal oil paintings by Lori Hill on display at the Colophon Cafe in Fairhaven through September. Stop by and see the “Elephant in the Room.” Free admission. More info: 832-723-3144, lorihill3@yahoo.com or www.lorihill.fineartstudioonline.com.

July at Whatcom Art Market – Art

Market visitors love that we are open 7 days a week, 10am-6pm, that our artists are on site every day, and we feature a different artist for demonstrations each week. July featured artists are: July 1-7, Elvy Schmoker. Elvy will be showing how she handweaves necklaces and sand blasts glass, Sat., July 6, 11am-3pm. • July 8-14, Rick Bulman. Rick will demonstrate painting on engraved stone, Sun., July 14, noon-4pm. • July 15-21, Jennifer Korn. Jenn will show her creative ideas for her colorful fused glass pieces Fri. & Sat., July 19 & 20, 11am-3pm. • July 22-28, Karin Silvernale. An expert in marbling paper, Karin demonstrates the easy way to do it, Sat., July 27, noon-3pm. • July 29Aug. 4, Skip Patten, master wood carver. Skip will be demonstrating his wood carving Sat., Aug. 3, 10am-1pm. • Special events: Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk, July 26, 5-8pm. Karin Silvernale talks about the inspiration for her art (Swinomish Drifter, pictured). Whatcom Art Market is located at 1103 11th St., Bellingham. Info: 360738-8564 or www.whatcomartmarket.org.

new Chipper Bird at 1319 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. Open Tues.- Sat. Free admission. More info: 360-788-4273 or colleenozora.artist@gmail.com.

Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century – Curated by Riane Menardi

Morrison, Alissa Haight Carlton, and Heather Grant of the Modern Quilt Guild. Modern quilts are utilitarian art. They tell stories. They are graphic, improvisational, or minimalist. They break the rules. They make a statement. Modern quilts are creative expressions made with needle and thread, fabric, and time, expressing today’s aesthetic through a generations-old traditional craft. Modern quilters respect the rich tradition of quilts throughout history, recognizing that they are makers in a lineage that stretches back centuries. Experience the power of modern quilts firsthand in this exhibition of 60 innovative and inspiring quilts. All of the quilts featured were made by Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) members, past and current. Exhibit showing in the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building through Aug. 25. • Docent-led tours of Modern Quilts begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher every Thurs., Sat., and Sun. through Aug. 25 and last one hour. • Ask a quilter! Members of the Bellingham Modern Quilt Guild will be in the exhibition gallery every Saturday afternoon to share informally about modern quilt design and methods, answer questions, and demonstrate techniques from 2:30-4:30pm through Aug. 24. More info: info@whatcommuseum.org, 360778-8930 or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Natural Connections – Stunning, photo realistic etchings and lithographs by Bellingham artist Stephen McMillan. At Mindport Exhibits (210 W. Holly St.) through July. Admission is $3. More info: 360-647-5614, publicity@mindport.org or www.mindport.org.

Gallery Syre Permanent Exhibition –

Gallery Syre (465 W. Stuart Rd.) is showcasing a permanent exhibition with David Syre’s art, and is open Tues.-Thurs. from noon-5pm. The exhibition features a selection of paintings, drawings and sculptures that span Syre’s artistic career so (continued on page 12)

New Paintings by Colleen Ozora –

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far, from one of his first works to the most recent large-scale canvases that show a complex mastery of painting techniques and visual translation of spiritual, personal and collective experiences. Free admission. More info: info@davidsyreart.com, 360746-8745 or https://davidsyreart.com.

Aug. 7 & 21; Sat., 1-2pm, July 13 & 27, Aug. 10 & 24; and Sun., 2-3pm, July 20 and Aug. 17.

Piece by Piece – Allied Arts of Whatcom

County’s 2019 Gallery Series for June, Piece by Piece, will showcase artwork from local artists with a variety of media. Showcase will include work by Rae Ellen Lee who makes playful pieces out of recycled bits, and Ginny Baker, who captures the beauty of various city and scenic viewpoints. Lois Dahl will have wildlife totems, and Carol Hansen will show her time-intensive egg-shell mosaics. Opening reception on Fri., July 5 with exhibit running until July 27 at Allied Arts (1418 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham). The Allied Arts Gallery is dedicated to providing a professional space for local artists of every background and experience level. More info: www.alliedarts.org or contact Katy Tolles, Artist Services Coordinator, at 360-676-8548 x2 or katy@alliedarts.org.

Jane Burns at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center – PHSJMC

Healing through Art presents an exhibition of works by Bellingham artist, Jane Burns, who was commissioned to create art for a specific Medical Care Unit. The artist worked with the staff of the unit to create art for their space. Keeping the staff, visitors and patients in mind, Burns painted or designed 30 works which will be on permanent display. The exhibit is on the 1st Floor near the Grounds and Grains Cafe. Free admission. More info: 360-383-7166 or ldg@fidalgo.net.

Open Studio Painting Wednesdays at Studio UFO – This is a great way to

increase your painting skills. All skill levels benefit as the instruction is easel-to-easel using your media and personal project. Join UFO members for professional instruction and spirited presentations and lively critiques. Paint and share in a community of high artistic energy and understanding. Beginners, intermediate, and professional; personal style and voice recognized and highly encouraged! Trish Harding also facilitates local venues available for one person and group shows for Open Studio Painters who build a body of work. Show opportunities at Studio UFO (301 W. Holly St., Bellingham) during art walks are also available. This month’s sessions are Wed., July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 from 10am-3pm. Cost is $290 (all 5) or $66 each session. More info: 360-3196115, trish.harding@studio-ufo.net or www.studio-ufo.net.

want to tear it all down and start over? This July at Make.Shift Gallery, five Bellingham-based artists explore the process of beginning again. Lurm (aka Adrien Converse), Johnny Gialanella, Karen Hanrahan, Jess Molnar, and Monica Ramey each bring a unique approach to the process of breathing new life into old objects and images. Opening reception on Fri., July 5 from 6-10pm at Make.Shift Gallery (306 Flora St., Bellingham). Free admission. More info: 360-389-3569, gallery@makeshiftproject.com or makeshiftproject.com/gallery.

July Art Show at Scott Milo Gallery –

Summer Local Art Exhibit – Friends of

Scott Milo Gallery (420 Commercial Ave., Anacortes) features new works in pastel by dozens of members of the Signature Group of the Northwest Pastel Society. This is our 8th show with this group, and their work includes a variety of styles including landscapes, seascapes, florals, still life, figures and animals. Also featuring a great selection of glass and jewelry for the summer. Reception with the artists on Fri., July 5 from 6-9pm. Free admission. More info: 360-293-6938, gallery@scottmilo.com or www.scottmilo.com.

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the Anacortes Public Library Art Committee will host a 3-month exhibit of works created by local artists, to be held in the Friends Community Meeting Room (1220 10th St.). Art sales benefit the Friends of the Library. Hours for public viewing are: Wed., 1-2pm, July 3 & 17,

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York Yard Crawl – The York Yard Crawl

is a neighborhood-wide art walk/yard sale/ music festival in Bellingham’s finest neighborhood. Anyone in the neighborhood can show their art, sell their stuff, play their songs, or just enjoy some neighborfriend fun time in their own yards. On Sat., July 6, noon-6pm. Free. More info: https://yorkyardcrawl.fun.

Plein Air Painting at Waypoint Park –

Capture the landscape of Bellingham’s brand-new Waypoint Park in the heart of downtown with your paintbrush on Sat., July 13 from 10am-3pm. Local artist Trish Harding will guide you along as you tackle the challenges of plein air, or outdoor, painting. The day begins with a demo as Trish shows how to choose a particular scene, design your composition, and block in light and dark passages. She’ll also cover how to create liveliness with edges and paint application. This workshop will enhance the experienced artist’s skills and give confidence to the new plein air artist. All skill levels and mediums welcome. Meet at Waypoint Park at 9:50am. Cost is $79. More info: trish.harding@studio-ufo.net, 360-383-3200 or www.studio-ufo.net.

July 20, 8:45am-3:45pm. More info: 360319-6115, trish.harding@studio-ufo.net or www.studio-ufo.net.

Garden Party – Bellingham artist, Deb

McCunn, draws big attention with her big ceramic rabbit sculptures. This July she’s gathered a Garden Party of thoughtprovoking bunnies to fill the windows of the gallery. Meet the artist and gain some insight into these marvelous creations during a reception on Sun., July 21 from 3-6pm. Representing more than 40 local artists, Good Earth Pottery has been located in the historic Fairhaven village since 1969! More info: 360-671-3998, theteam@goodearthpots.com or www.goodearthpots.com.

23rd Annual Samish Island Arts Festival – Join our 23rd Annual Samish

Island Arts Fest on Sat., July 27 from 10am-4pm and enjoy over 40 original artists at our Community Center (11292 Blue Heron Rd., Samish Island). We will feature woodwork, jewelry, textiles, glass, soaps, photography, raku pottery and more in an island setting without taking a ferry! All day, the Corner Pub will provide locally-sourced cuisine as well as a beer garden situated next to our outdoor stage. Live music will include a Dixieland band, P.K Dwyer, Seattle busker extraordinaire and Guemes Bluegrass. Children will delight in arts activities at our kids table. Surely a summer day you’ll not want to miss with our island community. Free admission. More info: 360-420-0243, SamishArtsFest@gmail.com or samishisland.net.

Pottery: Surface Designs – Join

Michelle Crowe at Baker Creek Ceramics for this new class on Surface Design! This class is ideal for students who have had one previous throwing class and want to explore some surface options. You will learn how to throw pots and trim on the potter’s wheel and then decorate your work with brush strokes, transfers, inlay, and slip carving. You’ll love these supercool design ideas from Michelle! Takes place on Tuesdays, July 16-Aug. 20 from 6:30-9:30pm at Baker Creek Ceramics (4058 Hammer Dr., #105, Bellingham). Cost is $210. More info: 360-393-5458, bakercreekceramics@gmail.com or www.bakercreekceramics.com.

Museum Road Trip: Matzke Sculpture Park & Museum of Northwest Art – Spend the day soaking

in art and sun in this fun road trip with local artists Trish Harding and Deb McCunn! Trish and Deb will take you first to Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park on Camano Island where owner Karla Matzke will lead you on an exclusive tour of her gallery and sculpture park. Karla’s unique ten-acre sculpture park houses numerous sculptures by a variety of artists all nestled among evergreens and Northwest flora and fauna. After the tour and time spent exploring, you’ll head to La Conner for lunch on your own along the Swinomish Channel in one of La Conner’s picturesque restaurants. Meeting up once again with Trish and Deb, you’ll visit the Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) for a guided tour of the permanent collection and visiting exhibition with a museum docent. You’ll have a little more free time in La Conner before leaving for Bellingham at 3pm. Registration fee is $99. On Sat.,

Art Exhibit by Bob Barker – Bob

Barker, a forest steward and conservator of his property on Black Slough in Deming, displays his love of trees and the natural world in his acrylic landscapes. View a collection of his art in the Deming Library Meeting Room from July 24-Aug. 31 (5044 Mt. Baker Hwy.). Sponsored by the Friends of the Deming Library. Free admission. More info: 360-592-2422 or https://wcls.libcal.com/calendar/events.

Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk –

Celebrate local creative spirit at the Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk. Every fourth Friday of each month (except December) merchants throughout Fairhaven Village open their doors to share the artwork of emerging and established artists. Meet the artists, see demonstrations, partake in refreshments, and enjoy entertainment. Each month will feature new and exciting artists. Free admission. More info: 206-696-2671, artwalk@fairhaven.com or www.fairhavenwinterfest.com.

New Work by Artwood Artists in July – The July feature at Artwood Gallery

(1000 Harris Ave., Bellingham) is new work from our many Northwest artists. Furniture, glass, paintings, rugs, boxes, and bowls to name a few items. Our many artists will be in the gallery for the July art walk on the 26th from 5-8pm. Come and meet the artists and see all the wonderful new work! More info: 360-647-1628, artwoodgallery87@gmail.com or www.artwoodgallery.com.

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We Are WACK – Allied Arts of Whatcom

County’s 2019 Gallery Series welcomes back WACK, Whatcom’s Artists of Clay and Kiln. WACK is a non-profit organization dedicated to ceramic artists from Whatcom County with a passion for creative expression with clay. This year, we challenged members to team up with other artists and create something new together for at least some of the pieces. Some are partnering with other ceramic artists, and some are teaming up with artists in other mediums! Opening reception on Fri., Aug.

2 from 6-9pm; exhibit runs until Aug. 31. The Allied Arts Gallery (1418 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham) is dedicated to providing a professional space for local artists. More info: 360-676-8548, info@alliedarts.org or www.alliedarts.org.

Downtown Bellingham Art Walk at Old City Hall – Join us at Old City Hall

for the opening of the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Showcase, featuring local artists. Explore local history through our exhibits, Firsts in Flight, 1889, the orientation theater, the logging and maritime galleries, and the John M. Edson Hall of Birds. On Fri., Aug. 2, 6-10pm. Free admission. More info: 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

“Artquilttexture” Lecture with Luke Haynes – Join modern quilt artist Luke

The Moon and the Space Race – Please join us for an out-of-this-world evening with Bob Scott, president of the Island County Astronomical Society, on Tues., July 2, 6:30pm at Burlington Public Library (820 E. Washington Ave.) He will be discussing a number of moon-related topics, including moon formation theories, eclipses, moon phases, the Space Race, and more. Free admission. More info: 360-755-0760.

Haynes as he provides an entertaining and educational tour of his art background, from architect to quilter, over the span of several years. His work is featured in several major collections including the Brooklyn Museum, the American Folk Art Museum, the Newark Museum, and the Headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He will talk about his inspiration and show a lot of work to explain the context of his career as an architect-quilter. From a 50-foot Geodesic dome to a quilt with a secret image, come see quilts that will make you say: “I had no idea fabric could do that!” Co-presented by the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum. On Sun., July 14 from 2-3pm at Whatcom Museum Old City Hall (121 Prospect St.). Cost is included with admission / members free. Info: 360778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Bellingham City Club Monthly Program – Bellingham City Club hosts

monthly programs to inform, connect, and engage our community to strengthen the civic health of our region. Moderated presentations are offered on the fourth Wednesday of each month (July 24) following a delicious lunch shared with fellow community members at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave., Bellingham. Tickets are required and available via our website or on Brown Paper Tickets. Doors open at 11:30am for lunch and the program begins at 12:10pm. Admission is $13 members / $18 non-members / $5 young adults (under 29) in advance; $15 members / $20 non-members at the door. More info or tickets: info@bellinghamcityclub.org or www.bellinghamcityclub.org.

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JULY 2019 MONDAY 7/1/2019 WSU Whatcom Master Gardener Diagnostic Plant Clinic, Bellingham Public Library, 4:30-7pm, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

T’ai Chi with Linda, St. James Presbyterian

Church, 5:15-6:15pm, 360-389-5754, LindaTaiChi@comcast.net. (pg. 35) HNW Chorus Rehearsal, Mount Vernon Community Center, 6:30-9pm, free, 360201-5861, contact@harmonynorthwest.org or www.harmonynorthwest.org. (pg. 3)

Acoustic Open Mic with Trace Rezideux, (weekly), Village Inn Pub & Eatery, 7pm12:30am, no cover, 360-734-2490.

TUESDAY 7/2/2019 Gentle Yoga with Joani, The Metta Center,

10:30-11:45am, first class $10, 360-656-6699, yogawithjoani@yahoo.com or www.yogawithJoani.com. (pg. 35) Story Magic with Magician Michael E., Everson Library, 10:30-11:30am, free, 360-966-5100, https://wcls.libcal.com/calendar/events. T’ai Chi with Linda, Firehouse Arts and Event Center, 11:30am-12:30pm. (pg. 35) Shibashi Tai Chi, Bellingham Public Library, 2-2:30pm, free, jjohnson@cob.org, 360-7787217 or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Chair Tai Chi, Bellingham Public Library, 3-3:45pm, free, 360-778-7217.

Home Item Repair Workshop (learn to repair toys, small kitchen appliances, electric tools), Bellingham Public Library, 5-7:30pm,

free, 360-778-7217, jjohnson@cob.org or www.nwfreerepairs.wordpress.com. History Sunset Cruise, Bellingham Ferry Terminal, 6:30-8:30pm, $30 museum members / $35 non-members, info@whatcommuseum.org, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4191750 or 360-778-8930. (pg. 29) The Moon and the Space Race, Burlington Public Library, 6:30pm, free, 360-755-0760. (pg. 14) Toastmasters Weekly Meeting, Spring Creek Retirement Facility, 7-8:30pm, free, 425-802-3036, ricknishi900@gmail.com or http://4470.toastmastersclubs.org. (pg. 34) Trivia with Smart Cookie, (weekly), Village Inn Pub & Eatery, 7-9pm, no cover, 360-734-2490. “Wit,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 8pm. (pg. 30)

WEDNESDAY 7/3/2019 Open Studio, Trish Harding School of Art at

Studio UFO, 10am-3pm, 5 days $290 or $66 each single day, trish.harding@studio-ufo.net, 360-319-6115 or www.studio-ufo.net. (pg. 12) T’ai Chi with Linda, Firehouse Arts and Event Center, 11:15am-12:15pm. (pg. 35)

Bellingham Festival of Music: Chamber Music Concert, Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, noon-1pm, free, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 3)

Karen Scholten in the Piano Lounge, Jansen Art Center, noon-1pm, free, 360-354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org/all-performances. BFM Free Community Concert, Whatcom Museum Old City Call, 12:30pm, 360-201-6621, bellinghamfestival@comcast.net or www.bellinghamfestival.org. (pg. 3, 6)

Ukulele Fun & Song Circle, Mount Vernon

Senior Center, 12:30-1:30pm, free will donation, 206-790-4862, yogaheartspace0@gmail.com. (pg. 6) Summer Local Art Exhibit Viewing, Anacortes Public Library, 1-2pm, free. (pg. 12) Beyond Strumming, Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1:30-2:30pm, free will donation, 206-790-4862. (pg. 6) Story Magic with Magician Michael E., South Whatcom Library, 2-3pm. “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 8pm. (pg. 30)

THURSDAY 7/4/2019 4th of July Pancake Breakfast, Blaine Senior

Center, 8-11am, $6 adults / $4 kids under 12, 360-332-8040, kathy@blaineseniorcenter.org. (pg. 33) Blaine Old Fashioned 4th, H Street Plaza, 8am-11pm, free, info@blainechamber.com, www.blainechamber.com/events or 360-332-4544. (pg. 25) Gentle Yoga with Joani, The Metta Center, 10:30-11:45am, first class $10, 360-656-6699 or www.yogawithJoani.com. (pg. 35) Brian Butler and Bridge (Rockin’ Rock & Steamy Blues), Elizabeth Park, 6-8pm, free. (pg. 6) Balkan Folk Dancing, Fairhaven Branch Library, 7-9pm, $5 donation requested, 360-380-0456. (pg. 36) Cheryl Hodge (jazz/blues/R&B singer/pianist), Cobalt Grill & Lounge, 7:30-9:30pm, no cover, 360-526-2905, admin@colbaltgrillwa.com or www.cobaltgrillwa.com.

Music Jam with Pat McFarland and Friends, (weekly), Village Inn Pub & Eatery, 8-11pm, no cover, 360-734-2490.

“The Clean House,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 8pm. (pg. 30)

FRIDAY 7/5/2019 Lummi Island Rummage Sale, Lummi Island Congregational Church, 4-8pm, free, 360-758-2060, office@lummichurch.org or www.lummichurch.org. (pg. 33)

Friday Night Shindig on the Patio: Music TBD with Mobile Mouth Hole, Semiahmoo Marina Patio, 5-9pm, no cover, moorageoffice@semiahmoomarina.com. Indoor Wheelchair GangBall, Bloedel Donovan Park Community Building, 5:30-7:30pm, free / sport wheelchairs provided, 360-303-2130, bergmanjeff@yahoo.com. July Art Show, Scott Milo Gallery, 6-9pm, free, 360-293-6938, gallery@scottmilo.com or www.scottmilo.com. (pg. 12) July First Friday Artwalk, Historic Downtown Anacortes, 6-9pm, free, 360-293-6938, www.anacortesart.com. Opening Reception: “Piece by Piece,” Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 6-9pm, free, 360-676-8548 or www.alliedarts.org. (pg. 12) Opening Reception: “Regeneration,” Make. Shift Gallery, 6-10pm, free, 360-389-3569, gallery@makeshiftproject.com or makeshiftproject.com/gallery. (pg. 12) Cheryl Hodge (jazz/blues/R&B singer/pianist), Cobalt Grill & Lounge, 7:30-9:30pm, no cover, 360-526-2905, admin@colbaltgrillwa.com or www.cobaltgrillwa.com. Sylvia Center Summer Rep: “Ajax,” Sylvia Center for the Arts, 7:30pm.

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JULY 2019 Sylvia Center Summer Rep: “Briseis,” Maritime Heritage Park, 7:30pm. “Wit,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 8pm. Karaoke with Master Moose, (weekly), Village Inn Pub & Eatery, 9pm-1:30am, no cover, 360-734-2490.

SATURDAY 7/6/2019 Chuckanut Foot Race, Marine Park (Fairhaven),

9am, free for GBRC members, https://www.gbrc.net/races/chuckanut-foot-race or loberlober@frontier.com. (pg. 35) Coffee with Northwest Singles Club, age 55+, Bellingham Ferry Terminal, 10-11:30am, free, nwsinglesclub@gmail.com. (pg. 34) Lummi Island Rummage Sale, Lummi Island Congregational Church, 10am-7pm. (pg. 33)

Ask A Master Gardener at Bellingham Farmers Market, Bellingham Farmers Market, 10am-

3pm, http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ch/mg.html. (pg. 35) Demo with Elvy Schmoker (handweaving necklaces and sand blasting glass), Whatcom Art Market, 11am-3pm, free, 360-738-8564, www.whatcomartmarket.org. (pg. 11) Small Looms Clinic for Weavers, Bellingham Public Library, noon-3pm, free, 360-778-7217, jjohnson@cob.org or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. (pg. 9) York Yard Crawl, York Neighborhood of Bellingham, noon-6pm, free, https://yorkyardcrawl.fun. (pg. 13)

Bellingham Festival of Music: Violinist Benjamin Beilman, WWU PAC, 6:30pm lecture / 7:30pm music. (pg. 6-7)

Cheryl Hodge (jazz/blues/R&B singer/pianist),

Cobalt Grill & Lounge, 7:30-9:30pm, no cover, 360-526-2905 or www.cobaltgrillwa.com.

Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema: “Top Gun” (with music by The Sweet Goodbyes), Village

Green, 7:30pm, $5 / free age 5 and under, info@epicevents.us or www.epicap.com/ fairhaven-outdoor-cinema. (pg. 25) Sylvia Center Summer Rep: “Ajax,” Sylvia Center for the Arts, 7:30pm. Sylvia Center Summer Rep: “Briseis,” Maritime Heritage Park, 7:30pm. “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 8pm. (pg. 30)

Chris Eger Band Video Release Party,

Eaglemont Golf Course Fireweed Terrace, 8-11pm, $30 VIP, stacy@sassyfrassco.com, 360840-5133 or www.chrisegerband.com. (pg. 7)

SUNDAY 7/7/2019 Old City Hall History Tour, Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 12:30-1:30pm.

Skagit History Cruise (North Route), departing

La Conner Channel Lodge dock, 1-3pm, $39 adult / $19.50 ages 6-17, under 6 free, www.whales.com. Bellingham Laughter Club, Elizabeth Park (near owl sculpture), 4-5pm, free, 360-734-4989, www.worldlaughtertour.com. “For Love of Orcas” Group Reading, Village Books (Bellingham), 4pm, free, 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com. (pg. 23) “The Clean House,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 4pm. (pg. 30)

Sunday Jazz on the Bay: Joan Penny Quartet, Hotel Bellwether, 4:30-7:30pm, free, 360-392-3100, ranenogales@msn.com.

Bellingham Festival of Music: Chamber Music by the Bay, Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 6:30pm lecture / 7:30pm music. (pg. 6-7)

MONDAY 7/8/2019 BFM Master Class: Pepe Romero (guitarist), Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 10am12:30pm, free. (pg. 3, 6)

Five Days of Flags Kids Camp (4 days) begins, Ragfinery, 10am-noon, $120, 360-738-6977, hello@ragfinery.com or www.ragfinery.com. BFM Free Community Concert, Jansen Art Center, noon. (pg. 3, 6)

Play Games at the Library (Mario Kart 8, Nintendo Switch, Mario Party 9, Just Dance on the Wii), Bellingham Public Library, 2-4pm, free, 360-778-7200, www. bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

WSU Whatcom Master Gardener Diagnostic Plant Clinic, Bellingham Public Library, 4:30-7pm.

T’ai Chi with Linda, St. James Presbyterian Church, 5:15-6:15pm. (pg. 35)

HNW Chorus Rehearsal, Mount Vernon Community Center, 6:30-9pm. (pg. 3)

BHMF Concert: Serenata Brasileira, Blaine PAC, 7pm, by donation. (pg. 6)

Jovino Santos Neto, Jansen Art Center,

7:30-9pm, $25, info@jansenartcenter.org, www.jansenartcenter.org/events/jovino-santos-neto or 360-354-3600. (pg. 7) “The Wisdom of Wit,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 8pm. (pg. 30)

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JULY 2019 TUESDAY 7/9/2019 Author Visit: “Grizzly Boy,” Everson Library,

10:30-11:30am, free, 360-966-5100, https://wcls.libcal.com/calendar/events. (pg. 25) Gentle Yoga with Joani, The Metta Center, 10:30-11:45am, first class $10, 360-656-6699, yogawithjoani@yahoo.com or www.yogawithJoani.com. (pg. 35) T’ai Chi with Linda, Firehouse Arts and Event Center, 11:30am-12:30pm. (pg. 35) BHMF Concert, G Street Plaza (Blaine), noon, free. (pg. 6) Shibashi Tai Chi, Bellingham Public Library, 2-2:30pm, free, 360-778-7217 or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Chair Tai Chi, Bellingham Public Library, 3-3:45pm, free, 360-778-7217 or jjohnson@cob.org. Home Item Repair Workshop (learn to repair toys, small kitchen appliances, electric tools), Bellingham Public Library, 5-7:30pm, free, 360-778-7217, jjohnson@cob.org or www.nwfreerepairs.wordpress.com. Stammtisch Bellingham Meeting, Chuckanut Brewery, 5-7pm, free, 360-584-7515, bhamstammtisch@gmail.com. (pg. 34) History Sunset Cruise, Bellingham Ferry Terminal, 6:30-8:30pm, $30 museum members / $35 non-members, 360-778-8930. (pg. 29) BHMF Concert: Greta Matassa Trio, Jansen Art Center, 7:30pm, tix: www.jansenartcenter.com. (pg. 6) Toastmasters Weekly Meeting, Spring Creek Retirement Facility, 7-8:30pm. (pg. 34)

North Stars Chamber Orchestra Benefit Concert (Finale), Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Sedro-Woolley), 7:30pm, by donation, 360-421-2527, www.pcmusical.org. “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 8pm. (pg. 30)

WEDNESDAY 7/10/2019 Open Studio, Trish Harding School of Art at Studio UFO, 10am-3pm. (pg. 12)

T’ai Chi with Linda, Firehouse Arts and Event

BHMF Concert: Festival Jazz Faculty, Blaine PAC, 7pm, by donation. (pg. 6)

Bellingham Festival of Music: Classical Guitarist Pepe Romero, WWU PAC, 6:30pm lecture / 7:30pm music. (pg. 6-7)

“The Clean House,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 8pm. (pg. 30)

THURSDAY 7/11/2019 Gentle Yoga with Joani, The Metta Center,

10:30-11:45am, first class $10, 360-656-6699, yogawithjoani@yahoo.com or www.yogawithJoani.com. (pg. 35) BHMF Concert, G Street Plaza (Blaine), noon, free. (pg. 6) Summer Movie Matinee (call for title), Bellingham Public Library, 2pm, free, 360778-7200, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Hot Summer Chess Grand Prix III, Ferndale Public Library, 5:45-8:30pm, free, 360-2550184, northwestchess.info/grandprix19.html or kaechster@gmail.com. (pg. 25)

Sir Reginold Cosgrove and His Nighttime Singers (Eclectic, Throwback Top, Folk Rock), Elizabeth Park, 6-8pm, free. (pg. 6)

Steve Loeffer (country, blues, soft rock), Jansen Art Center, 6-8pm, no cover, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org/all-performances. Balkan Folk Dancing, Fairhaven Branch Library, 7-9pm. (pg. 36)

Bellingham’s Best Buildings: 1939 City Hall

(virtual tour; history, art, architecture), Bellingham City Hall Council Chambers, 2-3pm, free. MBT MCT: “Jack & The Beanstalk,” Mount Baker Theatre, 3pm & 7pm, $10, 360-7346080, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com or www.mountbakertheatre.com. (pg. 31) Indoor Wheelchair GangBall, Bloedel Donovan Park Community Building, 5:30-7:30pm, free / sport wheelchairs provided, 360-303-2130, bergmanjeff@yahoo.com. Cherry Cherry, Seafarers’ Memorial Park (Anacortes), 6-8pm, free, www.portofanacortes.com.

Haynie Opry: Music Tribute to Elvis Presley,

Haynie Grange, 7pm, $10 general / free kids 12 and under, 360-366-3321. (pg. 7) Karaoke with Master Moose, Village Inn Pub & Eatery, 9pm-1:30am, no cover, 360-734-2490.

Bellingham Festival of Music: Calidore String Quartet, WWU PAC, 6:30pm lecture / 7:30pm music. (pg. 6-7)

BHMF Big Band Event, Blaine Pavillon, 7:30pm, $50 (includes paella dinner). (pg. 6)

Sylvia Center Summer Rep: “Ajax,” Sylvia Center for the Arts, 7:30pm.

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 8pm. (pg. 30)

BHMF Concert: Classical to Contemporary Faculty, Blaine PAC, 7pm, by donation. (pg. 6) Sylvia Center Summer Rep: “Ajax,” Sylvia Center for the Arts, 7:30pm.

“Wit,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 8pm. (pg. 30)

FRIDAY 7/12/2019 Bowman Bay Work Party, Bowman Bay at

Deception Pass State Park, 10am-1pm, free, 360-366-0172, outreach@skagitfisheries.org or www.skagitfisheries.org/event/bowman-baywork-party. BHMF Concert, G Street Plaza (Blaine), noon, free.

Center, 11:15am-12:15pm. (pg. 35)

BHMF Concert, G Street Plaza (Blaine), noon, free. (pg. 6)

Nell Veenstra in the Piano Lounge, Jansen Art Center, noon-1pm, free, 360-354-3600.

Ukulele Fun & Song Circle, Mount Vernon Senior Center, 12:30-1:30pm. (pg. 6)

Story Magic with Magician Michael E., Ferndale Library, 1-2pm.

Beyond Strumming, Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1:30-2:30pm. (pg. 6)

Story Magic with Magician Michael E., Birch Bay Bookmobile Stop, 4-5pm.

Cascadia Big Band, Seafarers’ Memorial Park

(Anacortes), 6-8pm, free, www.portofanacortes.com. Jim Basnight, Majestic Inn and Spa (Anacortes), 6-9pm, free, renea@majesticinnandspa.com, www.facebook.com/events/335119553869696 or 360-299-1400. Sashiko Style Mending, Ragfinery, 6-8pm, $27-$32, 360-738-6977, hello@ragfinery.org or ragfinery.com. (pg. 9) Excellence NW Workshop: Integrity, Village Books, 7pm, free, events@villagebooks.com, www.villagebooks.com/event/enw-petejohnson-071019 or 360-671-2626. Submit your event info online at www.ennw.info/submit-an-event. Thank you!

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JULY 2019 SATURDAY 7/13/2019 25th Annual Skagit Valley Highland Games, Edgewater Park, events@celticarts.org, https://celticarts.org/celtic-events/hg19 or 360-416-4934. (pg. 27)

“Clothes to Quilts” Workshop with Luke Haynes, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher

Building, 10am-5pm, $145 museum members / $160 non-members, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.qfamuseum.org/workshops.html. Coffee with Northwest Singles Club, age 55+, Bellingham Ferry Terminal, 10-11:30am. Gardening Day, Hovander Homestead Park, 10am2pm, free, www.whatcom.wsu.edu. (pg. 35) Plein Air Painting at Waypoint Park, 10am3pm, $79, trish.harding@studio-ufo.net, 360-383-3200 or www.studio-ufo.net. (pg. 13)

Drag Queen Story Time with Betty Desire,

Village Books, 10:30-11:30am, free, 360-6712626 or www.villagebooks.com. (pg. 26) Your Fall Gardening Starts Now, Deming Library, 11am-12:30pm, free, 360-592-2422, https://wcls.libcal.com/calendar/events. (pg. 35) BHMF Concert, G Street Plaza (Blaine), noon, free. (pg. 6) 14th Annual Barnyard Bash, Animals as Natural Therapy, 1-3pm, $10 pp / $25 family, program@animalsasnaturaltherapy.org, www.animalsasnaturaltherapy.org or 360-671-3509. (pg. 33) Summer Local Art Exhibit Viewing, Anacortes Public Library, 1-2pm, free. (pg. 12) Historical Walking Tour, Everson Library, 1:15-2:45pm, free, 360-966-5100, https://wcls.libcal.com/calendar/events. (pg. 29) Haynie Opry: Gospel Matinee, Haynie Grange, 3pm, $10 general / free kids 12 and under.

BHMF Concert: Student Showcase with Festival Faculty, Blaine PAC, 7pm, by donation. (pg. 6) BYJB @ Greene’s Corner for Sunnyland Stomp, 7-8pm, no cover, 360-306-8137, markelly@oz.net or greenescorner.com.

Haynie Opry: Music Tribute to Elvis Presley,

Haynie Grange, 7pm, $10 general / free kids 12 and under. (pg. 7) Bellingham Pride Dance, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 7:30-11:30pm, $10 advance / $17 door, 360-224-1005, cathyc1808@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/groups/205769789458331 /?ref=bookmarks. (pg. 36)

Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema: “Bohemian Rhapsody” (with Entertainment by DJ Westwood), Village Green, 7:30pm. (pg. 25) Sylvia Center Summer Rep: “Ajax,” Sylvia Center for the Arts, 7:30pm.

Tango Cowboys CD Release Concert and Tour, Honey Moon Mead & Cider, 8-10:30pm, no cover, 360-734-0728, rich@tangocowboys.com or www.tangocowboys.com. “The Clean House,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 8pm. (pg. 30) BHMF: Live Jazz Jam, Peace Arch Cafe, 9:30pm. (pg. 6)

SUNDAY 7/14/2019 25th Annual Skagit Valley Highland Games, Edgewater Park. (pg. 27)

BHMF: All Student Groups Will Perform (Let’s Rock, Classics to Contemporary, Jazz Bands and Combos, Vocal Solos and Jazz Choir), Stages on G and H St. Plazas, 11am-4:30pm, free. (pg. 6)

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Demo with Rick Bulman (painting on engraved

stone), Whatcom Art Market, noon-4pm. (pg. 11)

Old City Hall History Tour, Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 12:30-1:30pm.

“Hamlet” (NT Live), Historic Lincoln Theatre,

1-4pm, $14-$18 / $2 off members, 360-3368955, tickets@lincolntheatre.org or www.lincolntheatre.org/film/nt-live-hamlet-encore. (pg. 31-32) Open House, Pickett House Museum, 1-4pm, free / donations accepted, 360-733-5873, joyandgary@comcast.net. (pg. 29)

Mixed Media Animals for Kids (age 8-15),

Museum of Northwest Art, 1-3pm, $80, 360466-4446, education@museumofnwart.org or www.monamuseum.org/event/mixed-mediaart-class-kids. Skagit City School Picnic, Skagit City School, 1-4pm, $22 general / $5 for kids age 10 and under, museum@co.skagit.wa.us, 360-466-3365 or www.skagitcounty.net/museum. (pg. 33) Skagit History Cruise (South Route), departing La Conner Channel Lodge dock, 1-3pm, $39 adult / $19.50 ages 6-17, under 6 free, www.whales.com.

“Artquilttexture” Lecture with Luke Haynes,

Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 2-3pm, included with admission / members free, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 14)

Jazz 2nd Sunday: Marina Christopher Quartet, The Heart of Anacortes Stage, 2-3:30pm, free, 360-293-1910, vmfejeran@gmail.com or jazzatthelibrary.com. (pg. 8) BFM Free Community Concert, Mallard Ice Cream, 2:30pm. (pg. 3, 6)

The 2nd Sunday Summer Jazz Series: Bellingham Youth Jazz Band, Samson Estates Winery, 4-6:30pm, $10, 360-966-7787, info@samsonestates.com or www.samsonestates.com. (pg. 8) “Wit,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 4pm. (pg. 30)

Sunday Jazz on the Bay: Janette West Quartet, Hotel Bellwether, 4:30-7:30pm, free, 360-392-3100, ranenogales@msn.com.

Dances of Universal Peace (Mount Vernon),

Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 6-8pm, free / by donation, jstplnfolk@gmail.com, 360-629-9190 or www.seattledup.org.

Bellingham Festival of Music: Pianist Marc-André Hamelin, WWU PAC, 6:30pm lecture / 7:30pm music. (pg. 6-7)

Tango by the Bay Milonga, Squalicum Yacht

Club, 7:30-10pm, $7 general / $5 members & students, 360-734-5676, bhamusabda@aol.com or www.bellinghamusadance.com.

MONDAY 7/15/2019 Creature Feature Kids Upcycle Arts Camp (5 days) begins, Ragfinery, 10am-2pm, $210, 360-738-6977 or www.ragfinery.com.

Rider Cup Golf Tournament, North Bellingham Golf Course, 1:30pm, $100 per golfer, psimmons@coastlumber.com or www.nwtrc.org. (pg. 33)

Financial Beginnings: Grades 3-6 (3 sessions) begins, Bellingham Public Library, 2-3pm, free, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org or 360-778-7200. (pg. 26)

WSU Whatcom Master Gardener Diagnostic Plant Clinic, Bellingham Public Library, 4:30-7pm.

T’ai Chi with Linda, St. James Presbyterian Church, 5:15-6:15pm. (pg. 35)

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JULY 2019 HNW Chorus Rehearsal, Mount Vernon

Community Center, 6:30-9pm. (pg. 3) Vaudevillingham, Bellingham Circus Guild’s Cirque Lab, 7pm & 9pm, $5-$10 suggested donation, www.bellinghamcircusguild.com. (32)

TUESDAY 7/16/2019 Gentle Yoga with Joani, The Metta Center,

10:30-11:45am, first class $10, 360-656-6699 or www.yogawithJoani.com. (pg. 35) T’ai Chi with Linda, Firehouse Arts and Event Center, 11:30am-12:30pm. (pg. 35) Shibashi Tai Chi, Bellingham Public Library, 2-2:30pm, free, 360-778-7217 or jjohnson@cob.org. Chair Tai Chi, Bellingham Public Library, 3-3:45pm, free, 360-778-7217 or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. History Sunset Cruise, Bellingham Ferry Terminal, 6:30-8:30pm, $30 museum members / $35 non-members, 360-778-8930. (pg. 29)

Pottery: Surface Designs (6 weeks) begins,

Baker Creek Ceramics, 6:30-9:30pm, $210, 360-393-5458, bakercreekceramics@gmail.com or www.bakercreekceramics.com. (pg. 13) Toastmasters Weekly Meeting, Spring Creek Retirement Facility, 7-8:30pm. (pg. 34) “The Clean House,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 8pm. (pg. 30)

WEDNESDAY 7/17/2019 Open Studio, Trish Harding School of Art at Studio UFO, 10am-3pm. (pg. 12)

T’ai Chi with Linda, Firehouse Arts and Event Center, 11:15am-12:15pm. (pg. 35)

Bellingham Festival of Music: Chamber Music Concert, Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, noon-1pm. (pg. 3)

Johanna Neff Meenk in the Piano Lounge,

Jansen Art Center, noon-1pm, free, www.jansenartcenter.org/all-performances. BFM Free Community Concert, Whatcom Museum Old City Hall Rotunda Room, 12:30pm. (pg. 3, 6) Ukulele Fun & Song Circle, Mount Vernon Senior Center, 12:30-1:30pm. (pg. 6) Summer Local Art Exhibit Viewing, Anacortes Public Library, 1-2pm, free. (pg. 12) Beyond Strumming, Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1:30-2:30pm. (pg. 6)

Bingo! Summer Book Share for Teens,

Bellingham Public Library, 2-3pm, free, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. (pg. 23)

Beginning and Intermediate Throwing on the Potter’s Wheel (mugs, bowls, etc.; 6 weeks)

begins, Baker Creek Ceramics, 6-9pm, $210, 360-393-5458, bakercreekceramics@gmail.com or www.bakercreekceramics.com. Mach One Jazz Orchestra, Seafarers’ Memorial Park, 6-8pm, free, www.portofanacortes.com. “Wit,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 8pm. (pg. 30)

Hot Summer Chess Grand Prix IV, Ferndale Public Library, 5:45-8:30pm. (pg. 25)

Chuck Dingee (classic rock, folk rock), Jansen

Art Center, 6-8pm, no cover, 360-354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org/all-performances.

Di Young Combo (Sultry Jazz and Pop Ensemble), Elizabeth Park, 6-8pm, free. (pg. 6) Chuckanut Radio Hour with Erica Bauermiester, WCC Heiner Theater, 7pm, $5, 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com/event/crh-ericabauermeister-071819. (pg. 23) Balkan Folk Dancing, Fairhaven Branch Library, 7-9pm. (pg. 36)

Sylvia Center Summer Rep: “The Birds,”

Maritime Heritage Park, 7:30pm, free, https://sylviacenterforthearts.org/events or info@sylviacenterforthearts.org. (pg. 32) “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 8pm. (pg. 30)

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Selections,

Fairhaven Village Green, 8-10pm, free, 718-308-3436, info@cascadiafilmfest.org or www.cascadiafilmfest.org. (pg. 36)

SATURDAY 7/20/2019 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, Ferndale Senior

Activity Center, 8-10:30am, $6 adults / $3 children up to age 12 / under 6 free, 360-3846244, manager.fsac@gmail.com. (pg. 33)

Birch Bay Sandcastle Competition & Rollback Car Show, Birch Bay Beach Park, free. (pg. 23) Museum Road Trip: Matzke Sculpture Park & Museum of Northwest Art, Karla Matzke Gallery (Camano Island) & MoNA (LaConner), 8:45am-3:45pm, $99,

360-319-6115, trish.harding@studio-ufo.net or www.studio-ufo.net. (pg. 13)

FRIDAY 7/19/2019 Summer Work Party, Cornet Bay, 10am-1pm, free, outreach@skagitfisheries.org, 360-366-0172 or www.skagitfisheries.org. Demo with Jennifer Korn (fused glass), Whatcom Art Market, 11am-3pm. (pg. 11)

Friday Night Shindig on the Patio: Music TBD with Cicchitti’s Pizza, Semiahmoo Marina

Patio, 5-9pm, no cover, moorageoffice@semiahmoomarina.com. Indoor Wheelchair GangBall, Bloedel Donovan Park Community Building, 5:30-7:30pm, free / sport wheelchairs provided, 360-303-2130, bergmanjeff@yahoo.com. Jim Basnight Band, Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club, 5:30-8:30pm, no cover, 360-371-7005, guestservices@semiahmoo.com or www.facebook.com/events/2249003732080882. Miller Campbell, Seafarers’ Memorial Park, 6-8pm, free, www.portofanacortes.com. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” RexvilleBlackrock Amphitheatre, 7pm, $15. (pg. 31) “James and the Giant Peach,” BAAY Theatre, 7pm, $10, info@baay.org or baay.org. Ballroom Beach Party, The Majestic, 7:15pm lesson / 8-10pm dance, $10 general / $7 members and students, 360-734-5676 or www.bellinghamusadance.com.

Bellingham Festival of Music: Mezzo-Soprano Jamie Barton, WWU PAC, 6:30pm lecture / 7:30pm music. (pg. 6-7)

Sylvia Center Summer Rep: “The Birds,” Maritime Heritage Park, 7:30pm. (pg. 32)

“The Clean House,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 8pm. (pg. 30)

THURSDAY 7/18/2019 Gentle Yoga with Joani, The Metta Center,

10:30-11:45am, first class $10, 360-656-6699, yogawithjoani@yahoo.com or www.yogawithJoani.com. (pg. 35) Summer Movie Matinee (call for title), Bellingham Public Library, 2pm, free, 360778-7200, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

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JULY 2019 2019 Mind Body Spirit Fair Bellingham, Center for Spiritual Living Bellingham, 10am-4pm, $5 general / free for kids under 12, 360-734-4160, info@csl-bellingham.org or www.MindBodySpiritBellingham.com. (pg. 35) BFM Master Class: Jamie Barton (operatic mezzo soprano), First Congregational Church, 10am-12:30pm, free. (pg. 3, 6) Coffee with Northwest Singles Club, age 55+, Bellingham Ferry Terminal, 10-11:30am. (pg. 34)

From Earth to the Moon Kids Workshop

(rocket making, age 8-14), Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building, 10am-noon, $25 museum members / $30 non-members, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4217631. Mindport’s Correspondence Club, Mindport Exhibits, 10:30am-12:30pm, free, 360-647-5614, publicity@mindport.org or www.mindport.org. (pg. 35) Demo with Jennifer Korn (fused glass), Whatcom Art Market, 11am-3pm. (pg. 11) Your Fall Gardening Starts Now, North Fork Community Library, 11am-12:30pm. (pg. 35) Big Bucks Bingo, Blaine Community/Senior Center, noon-3pm, early bird $1/ bingo $15, 360-332-8040, kathy@blaineseniorcenter.org. (pg. 33)

50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing Celebration (all ages), Burlington Public Library, 1-3pm, free, 360-755-0760.

“James and the Giant Peach,” BAAY Theatre, 2pm & 7pm, $10, info@baay.org or www.baay.org.

Summer Local Art Exhibit Viewing, Anacortes Public Library, 2-3pm, free. (pg. 12) Doctor Who Day, Blaine Library, 3-5pm, free, https://wcls.libcal.com/calendar/events or 360-305-3637. (pg. 26) “Twelfth Night,” Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7pm, $15. (pg. 31)

Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema: “Mary Poppins Returns” (with music by Talia Keys), Village Green, 7:30pm. (pg. 25)

Sylvia Center Summer Rep: “The Birds,” Maritime Heritage Park, 7:30pm. (pg. 32)

Heddwen, Larsen Gardens, and Meghan Yates, Bellingham Alternative Library, 8-11pm,

$6-$10 sliding scale, bellingham.alternative.library@gmail.com. (pg. 8) “Wit,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 8pm. (pg. 30)

SUNDAY 7/21/2019 Birch Bay Sandcastle Competition & Rollback Car Show, Birch Bay Beach Park, free. (pg. 23) Vietnam Veterans Chapter #165 9th Annual Car Show, Dorothy Haggen Building, 10am-3pm, spectators free / $15 vehicle entry, 360-738-3842, 175rrvn@gmail.com. (pg. 33) Old City Hall History Tour, Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 12:30-1:30pm. Skagit History Cruise (North Route), departing La Conner Channel Lodge dock, 1-3pm, $39 adult / $19.50 ages 6-17, under 6 free, www.whales.com.

Ferry Boat Contra Dance featuring Countercurrent, Anacortes Ferry Terminal,

2-5pm, $15 includes the dance and ferry foot passage, dance@januscom.com or www.bellinghamcountrydance.org. (pg. 36) “James and the Giant Peach,” BAAY Theatre, 2pm, $10, info@baay.org or baay.org. No-Sew Braided Rugs, Ragfinery, 2-4pm, $29-$35, 360-738-6977, hello@ragfinery.com. Garden Party: Meet Deb McCunn, Good Earth Pottery, 3-6pm, free, www.goodearthpots.com, theteam@goodearthpots.com or 360-671-3998. (pg. 13) “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” RexvilleBlackrock Amphitheatre, 4pm, $15. (pg. 31) “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 4pm. (pg. 30) Indian Music Benefit, location TBA, 4:30pm, soundings.com/mishra-concert

Sunday Jazz on the Bay: Sonja Lee Quintet,

Hotel Bellwether, 4:30-7:30pm, free, 360-3923100, ranenogales@msn.com. Tracy Spring and Jezebel’s Mother, Molly’s Garden, 7-9pm, $10-$20 suggested donation / must register, AziZSpring@aol.com, 360-6765669 or www.facebook.com/events. (pg. 8)

MONDAY 7/22/2019 WSU Whatcom Master Gardener Diagnostic Plant Clinic, Bellingham Public Library, 4:30-7pm.

T’ai Chi with Linda, St. James Presbyterian Church, 5:15-6:15pm. (pg. 35)

Conversation with Bob Almond (Rodney King Trial Jury Foreman), St. Paul’s Episcopal Old Parish Hall, 6:30-8pm, free, info@echoesbellingham.org or https://echoesbellingham.org/events. (pg. 34)

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HNW Chorus Rehearsal, Mount Vernon Community Center, 6:30-9pm. (pg. 3)

TUESDAY 7/23/2019 Gentle Yoga with Joani, The Metta Center,

10:30-11:45am, first class $10, 360-656-6699, yogawithjoani@yahoo.com or www.yogawithJoani.com. (pg. 35) T’ai Chi with Linda, Firehouse Arts and Event Center, 11:30am-12:30pm. (pg. 35) Shibashi Tai Chi, Bellingham Public Library, 2-2:30pm, free, jjohnson@cob.org, 360-7787217 or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Chair Tai Chi, Bellingham Public Library, 3-3:45pm, free, 360-778-7217 or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. History Sunset Cruise, Bellingham Ferry Terminal, 6:30-8:30pm, $30 museum members / $35 non-members, 360-778-8930. (pg. 29) Toastmasters Weekly Meeting, Spring Creek Retirement Facility, 7-8:30pm. (pg. 34) “Wit,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 8pm.

WEDNESDAY 7/24/2019 Open Studio, Trish Harding School of Art at Studio UFO, 10am-3pm. (pg. 12)

T’ai Chi with Linda, Firehouse Arts and Event Center, 11:15am-12:15pm. (pg. 35)

Bellingham City Club, Northwood Hall,

11:30-1:30pm, $13 members / $18 nonmembers / $5 young adults (under 29) in advance; $15 members / $20 non-members at the door, info@bellinghamcityclub.org or www.bellinghamcityclub.org. (pg. 14) Linda Roorda in the Piano Lounge, Jansen Art Center, noon-1pm, free, 360-354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org/all-performances. Ukulele Fun & Song Circle, Mount Vernon Senior Center, 12:30-1:30pm. (pg. 6) Author Visit: “Grizzly Boy,” Blaine Library, 1-2pm, free. (pg. 25) Beyond Strumming, Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1:30-2:30pm. (pg. 6) Jazz Underground, Seafarers’ Memorial Park, 6-8pm, free, www.portofanacortes.com. Learn to Think on Your Feet, Improv Playworks Studio, 7-9pm, free, 360-756-0756, sheila@improvplayworks.com or www.improvplayworks.com. (pg. 9) “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 8pm. (pg. 30)

THURSDAY 7/25/2019 Marrowstone Music Festival: Faculty Chamber Music, WWU PAC, 7:30-9:30pm, $22-$27. Gentle Yoga with Joani, The Metta Center, 10:30-11:45am, first class $10, 360-656-6699.

Summer Movie Matinee (call for title),

Bellingham Public Library, 2pm, free, 360-7787200, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Hot Summer Chess Grand Prix V, Ferndale Public Library, 5:45-8:30pm. (pg. 25) Fossil Rock (50s & 60s Hits), Elizabeth Park, 6-8pm, free. (pg. 6) Scrub Hubner, Jansen Art Center, 6-8pm, no cover, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org/all-performances.

Beginning Throwing on the Potter’s Wheel (mugs, bowls, etc.; 6 weeks) begins, Baker Creek Ceramics, 6:30-9pm, $180, 360-3935458, bakercreekceramics@gmail.com or www.bakercreekceramics.com.

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JULY 2019 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Rexville-

Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7pm, $15. (pg. 31) Balkan Folk Dancing, Fairhaven Branch Library, 7-9pm. (pg. 36)

Sylvia Center Summer Rep: “The Birds,” Maritime Heritage Park, 7:30pm. (pg. 32)

“The Clean House,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 8pm. (pg. 30)

FRIDAY 7/26/2019 51st Annual Children’s Craft Fair, Bellingham

Public Library, 11am-1pm, free, 360-778-7200, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. (pg. 26) 124th Annual Old Settlers’ Picnic, Pioneer Park, noon-11pm, www.whatcomoldsettlers.com/event-calendar. (pg. 28) Bayview Cemetery Tours: “Ghosts,” Bayview Cemetery, 2-3:30pm, free / reservations required, 360-778-7150, bayview@cob.org or www.bayviewcemetery.com. MBT MCT: “The Snow Queen,” Mount Baker Theatre, 3pm & 7pm, $10, 360-734-6080, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com or www.mountbakertheatre.com. (pg. 32)

Artist Demo at Artwalk: Karin Silvernale,

Whatcom Art Market, 5-8pm. (pg. 11) Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk, Historic Fairhaven Village, 5-8pm, free, 206-696-2671, artwalk@fairhaven.com or www.fairhavenwinterfest.com. (pg. 13)

New Work by Artwood Artists during Fairhaven Artwalk, Artwood Gallery, 5-8pm, free, 360-647-1628 or artwoodgallery.com. (pg. 13)

Indoor Wheelchair GangBall, Bloedel Donovan Park Community Building, 5:30-7:30pm, free / sport wheelchairs provided, 360-303-2130, bergmanjeff@yahoo.com.

Chris Eger Band and the Powerhouse Horns, Seafarers’ Memorial Park (Anacortes), 6-8pm, free, www.portofanacortes.com. BYJB Swing Dance Fundraiser, Bellingham Senior Activities Center, 7-9pm, by donation, 360-733-4030, markelly@oz.net or www.jazzproject.org. (pg. 36)

Suzy Thompson and Jim Kweskin in Concert, YWCA Ballroom, 7-9:30pm, $20 at the door, moneyinbothpockets@gmail.com, 360733-5960 or www.jimkweskin.com. (pg. 9) “Twelfth Night,” Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7pm, $15. (pg. 31)

Sylvia Center Summer Rep: “The Birds,” Maritime Heritage Park, 7:30pm. (pg. 32)

“Wit,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 8pm. (pg. 30)

SATURDAY 7/27/2019 23rd Annual Samish Island Arts Festival,

Samish Island Community Center, 10am-4pm, free, SamishArtsFest@gmail.com, 360-420-0243 or samishisland.net. (pg. 13) BYJB @ Barkley Gazebo, 10-11:30am, free, 360-676-5750, markelly@oz.net or www.jazzproject.org. Coffee with Northwest Singles Club, age 55+, Bellingham Ferry Terminal, 10-11:30am. Books Are Magic Festival, Skagit River Park, 11am-3pm, free, 360-755-0760. (pg. 34) Demo with Karin Silvernale (marbling paper), Whatcom Art Market, noon-3pm. (pg. 11) 124th Annual Old Settlers’ Picnic, Pioneer Park, noon-11pm. (pg. 28)

Summer Local Art Exhibit Viewing, Anacortes Public Library, 1-2pm, free. (pg. 12)

Playing (with) Shakespeare, Museum of

Northwest Art, 1-3:30pm, $105 for all three sessions / $35 drop-in, 360-466-4446, education@museumofnwart.org or www.monamuseum.org/event/playing-shakespeare.

Shakespeare Northwest Ironman (“A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” “Twelfth Night,” “Once Upon a Shakespearean Tale,”) Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatrer, 1pm, $40. (pg. 31)

“Modern with a Hint of Vintage” Lecture with Quilter Marla Varner, Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 2-3pm, included with admission/ members free, info@whatcommuseum.org, 360-778-8930 or www.whatcommuseum.org. “The Sitting Room,” Museum of Northwest Art, 3:30-5pm, free, 360-466-4446, www.monamuseum.org/event/sitting-room or education@museumofnwart.org. (pg. 33) Arts at the Port Fine Art Exhibition, Port of Anacortes Event Center, free. (pg. 10) Disney’s “Frozen, Jr.,” Ferndale High School Auditorium, 7pm, $7, 360-820-5443, ferndaledrama@gmail.com. (pg. 26)

Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema: “10 Things I Hate About You” (with Azara Tribal Bellydance), Village Green, 7:30pm. (pg. 25)

Deobrat Mishra Sitar & Tabla Concert,

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 7:30-10pm, $20 advance / $25 at door, 360-738-9368, music@soundings.com or www.soundings.com/mishra-concert. (pg. 9)

Marrowstone Music Festival: Fellowship Chamber Orchestra, WWU PAC, 7:309:30pm, $15-$35. (pg. 5)

Sylvia Center Summer Rep: “The Birds,” Maritime Heritage Park, 7:30pm. (pg. 32)

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 8pm. (pg. 30)

SUNDAY 7/28/2019 Hand Quilting Workshop: Intro and Inspiration with Marla Varner, Whatcom Museum

Lightcatcher Building, 10am-2pm, $60 museum members / $75 non-members + $15 materials fee, info@whatcommuseum.org, 360-778-8930 or www.qfamuseum.org/workshops.html. 124th Annual Old Settlers’ Picnic, Pioneer Park, 10:30am-4pm, www.whatcomoldsettlers.com/event-calendar. (pg. 28) Old City Hall History Tour, Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 12:30-1:30pm. Skagit History Cruise (South Route), departing La Conner Channel Lodge dock, 1-3pm, www.whales.com. “The Lehman Trilogy” (NT Live), Historic Lincoln Theatre, 1-4pm, $14-$18 / $2 off members, tickets@lincolntheatre.org or 360-336-8955. (pg. 33)

Fourth Sunday: Audubon at the Museum,

Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 1:30-3:30pm, included with admission / members free, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 29) Paul Sorensen Big Band, Bloedel Donovan Park Community Building, 1:30-3:30pm, free, 360-223-8845, sorensen89@gmail.com. (pg. 9)

Marrowstone Music Festival: Festival Orchestras, WWU PAC, 3-5pm, $15-$45. “The Clean House,” Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 4pm. (pg. 30)

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

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JULY 2019 Sunday Jazz on the Bay: Kaeli Earle Quartet, Hotel Bellwether, 4:30-7:30pm, free, 360-392-3100, ranenogales@msn.com. Disney’s “Frozen, Jr.,” Ferndale High School Auditorium, 7pm. (pg. 26)

MONDAY 7/29/2019 Summer Work Party, Cornet Bay, 10am-1pm, free, outreach@skagitfisheries.org, 360366-0172 or www.skagitfisheries.org.

Teen Upcycle Fashion Camp (5 days) begins, Ragfinery, 10am-2pm, $210, 360-738-6977, hello@ragfinery.com or www.ragfinery.com. Disney’s “Frozen, Jr.,” Ferndale High School Auditorium, 2pm & 7pm. (pg. 26)

WSU Whatcom Master Gardener Diagnostic Plant Clinic, Bellingham Public Library, 4:30-7pm.

T’ai Chi with Linda, St. James Presbyterian Church, 5:15-6:15pm. (pg. 35)

Arts at the Port Fine Art Exhibition, Port of Anacortes Event Center, free. (pg. 10)

Diamond Antiques

In the heart of Bellingham BUY SELL STATE E LIQUIDATION 1806 Cornwall Avenue Bellingham, WA 98225 www.rubylane.com/shop/diamondantique

360-676-9100 Closed Sundays

360-676-5750, markelly@oz.net or www.jazzproject.org. A Town Big Band, Seafarers’ Memorial Park (Anacortes), 6-8pm, free, www.portofanacortes.com. Jim Basnight, Majestic Inn and Spa (Anacortes), 6-9pm, free, renea@majesticinnandspa.com or www.facebook.com/events/335119553869696 or 360-299-1400.

THURSDAY 8/1/2019

HNW Chorus Rehearsal, Mount Vernon

Vintage Farming Days, Berthusen Park

Acoustic Open Mic with Trace Rezideux,

Gentle Yoga with Joani, The Metta Center,

Community Center, 6:30-9pm. (pg. 3)

Village Inn Pub & Eatery, 7pm-12:30am, no cover, 360-734-2490.

TUESDAY 7/30/2019 Gentle Yoga with Joani, The Metta Center,

10:30-11:45am, first class $10, 360-656-6699, yogawithjoani@yahoo.com or www.yogawithJoani.com. (pg. 35) T’ai Chi with Linda, Firehouse Arts and Event Center, 11:30am-12:30pm. (pg. 35) Shibashi Tai Chi, Bellingham Public Library, 2-2:30pm, free, jjohnson@cob.org, 360-7787217 or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Chair Tai Chi, Bellingham Public Library, 3-3:45pm, free, 360-778-7217. Arts at the Port Fine Art Exhibition, Port of Anacortes Event Center, free. (pg. 10) History Sunset Cruise, Bellingham Ferry Terminal, 6:30-8:30pm, $30 museum members / $35 non-members, 360-778-8930. (pg. 29)

Amnesty International Group 270 Monthly Meeting, Community Food Co-op, 7-8pm,

free, amnestyinternational270@gmail.com or amnestyinternational270.weebly.com. (pg. 34) Learn to Think on Your Feet, Improv Playworks Studio, 7-9pm. (pg. 9) Toastmasters Weekly Meeting, Spring Creek Retirement Facility, 7-8:30pm. (pg. 34)

WEDNESDAY 7/31/2019 Vintage Farming Days, Berthusen Park

(Lynden), 7am-7pm, $8 adults / $5 seniors 60+ / $3 kids 8-12 / free age 7 and under, 360-599-4231, vintagefarmingdays@gmail.com or www.psatma.com. (pg. 26, 28) Open Studio, Trish Harding School of Art at Studio UFO, 10am-3pm. (pg. 12) T’ai Chi with Linda, Firehouse Arts and Event Center, 11:15am-12:15pm. (pg. 35) Lorraine Robinson in the Piano Lounge, Jansen Art Center, noon-1pm, free, 360-354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org/all-performances. Ukulele Fun & Song Circle, Mount Vernon Senior Center, 12:30-1:30pm. (pg. 6) Author Visit: “Grizzly Boy,” Ferndale Library, 1-2pm, free. (pg. 25) Story Magic with Magician Michael E., Blaine Library, 1-2pm. Beyond Strumming, Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1:30-2:30pm. (pg. 6) Find Waldo in Fairhaven (games, prizes, treats, etc.), Village Books in Bellingham, 2pm, free, 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com. Find Waldo in Lynden (games, prizes, treats, etc.), Village Books in Lynden, 2pm, free, 360-526-2133, events@villagebooks.com. (pg. 25)

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(Lynden), 7am-7pm. (pg. 26, 28)

10:30-11:45am, first class $10, 360-656-6699 or www.yogawithJoani.com. (pg. 35) Hot Summer Chess Grand Prix VI, Ferndale Public Library, 5:45-8:30pm, free, 360-255-0184, kaechster@gmail.com or northwestchess.info/grandprix19.html. (pg. 25) Arts at the Port Fine Art Exhibition, Port of Anacortes Event Center, free. (pg. 10)

Dr. Jimmy & The Swingtime Serenaders Big Band (Big Band), Elizabeth Park, 6-8pm, free. (pg. 6)

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Rexville-

Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7pm, $15. (pg. 31)

Marrowstone Music Festival: Faculty Chamber Music, WWU PAC, 7:30-9:30pm, $22-$27. Mount Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival: Vanessa Collier, Deming Log Show Grounds, 8pmmidnight, $10, www.bakerblues.com. (pg. 4)

FRIDAY 8/2/2019 Vintage Farming Days, Berthusen Park (Lynden), 7am-7pm. (pg. 26, 28)

Marrowstone Music Festival, WWU PAC. (pg. 5) Anacortes Art Festival, Historic Downtown Anacortes, 10am-7pm, anacortesartsfestival.com. (pg. 10)

Mount Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival,

Deming Log Show Grounds, 11am-close, www.bakerblues.com. (pg. 4)

MBT MCT: “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” Mount Baker Theatre, 3pm & 7pm,

$10, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com, 360-7346080 or www.mountbakertheatre.com. (pg. 28)

Friday Night Shindig on the Patio: Double Trouble Band and Back East BBQ,

Semiahmoo Marina Patio, 5-9pm, no cover, moorageoffice@semiahmoomarina.com. Indoor Wheelchair GangBall, Bloedel Donovan Park Community Building, 5:30-7:30pm, free / sport wheelchairs provided, 360-303-2130, bergmanjeff@yahoo.com. Arts at the Port Fine Art Exhibition, Port of Anacortes Event Center, free. (pg. 10)

Downtown Bellingham Art Walk at Old City Hall, Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 6-10pm, free, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 14)

Opening Reception: “We Are WACK,” Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 6-9pm, free, 360-676-8548, info@alliedarts.org or www.alliedarts.org. (pg. 14) “Twelfth Night,” Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, 7pm, $15. (pg. 31)

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Summer Reading Challenge 2019 at Village Books – Join us in celebrating

summer with one of our favorite activities: READING! Pick up your Reading Challenge form in either Fairhaven or Lynden (or print out the form from our website), then read your way along the path to receive prizes. There are three prizes to win this year! See villagebooks.com for more details about prizes. Select your favorite read of the summer and, on the card we provide you, tell us what you liked about it. We’ll hang your review up in the store! We will hold a drawing in early September from the completed forms, and if we draw your form, Village Books will donate a $100 gift certificate to your school library! If a homeschooler wins, we will donate to the charity of your choice. More info: 360-671-2626 or events@villagebooks.com.

For Love of Orcas Group Reading – For Love of Orcas, co-edited by Andrew Shattuck McBride and Jill McCabe Johnson, is an anthology of poetry and prose from 92 American and Canadian contributors about Southern Resident Orcas, Chinook salmon, and their ecosystem. Proceeds benefit The SeaDoc

Society, working to restore the health of these endangered populations. Andrew Shattuck McBride is a writer and editor based in Bellingham. His work appears in Crab Creek Review, Pontoon Poetry, So It Goes, Mud Season Review, and Connecticut River Review. He edits novels, memoirs, poetry collections, and anthologies. At Village Books (1200 11th St., Bellingham) on Sun., July 7 at 4pm. Free admission. More info: 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com.

Bingo! Summer Book Share for Teens – Share the books you’re reading

and hear about books you’ll want to read! Need help completing your Bellingham Public Library Summer Reading bingo sheet? Come get ideas from other readers on Wed., July 17 from 2-3pm at the Bellingham Public Library (210 Central Ave.). Free admission. More info: www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Chuckanut Radio Hour with Erica Bauermiester – Erica Bauermeister, the

national bestselling author of The School of Essential Ingredients, presents a moving and evocative coming-of-age novel about

childhood stories, families lost and found, and how a fragrance conjures memories capable of shaping the course of our lives. She has a PhD in literature from the University of Washington, and has taught there and at Antioch University. She is a founding member of the Seattle7Writers and currently lives in Port Townsend. Tickets available at Village Books and on Eventbrite. Join us Thurs., July 18, at WCC Heiner Theater. Doors and music at 6:30pm; show starts at 7pm. Admission is $5. More info: 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com/event/crh-ericabauermeister-071819.

Birch Bay Sandcastle Competition & Rollback Car Show by Osa Hale Up in this corner of the country, there is a special appreciation for summer. Spring lingers late, the rainclouds wearing out their welcome until finally, just when everyone is almost ready to give up hope, the sun beams through, the blue skies return, and everything is bright and warm for a brief but gorgeous season. With that in mind, it is important to seize every moment of this season to celebrate joys of warm weather. That’s exactly why one weekend in July finds Birch Bay celebrating the sunshine with both the Rollback Weekend and the Birch Bay Sandcastle Competition. On July 20–21, people will gather on the sands of the Birch Bay Beach Park to create sculptures out of sand, or to watch their friends, family, and neighbors do so. The competition is divided up by age (kids, tweens, high school, and adults) and group size (individual or family/community groups). Within two short days, the sandy flats of the beach will be transformed by the collective imagination into a whimsical array of castles, creatures, and more. On that same weekend, owners of classic “rollback” cars will bring their four-wheeled beauties out into the sunshine. It’s only fitting that cars built for enjoying the wind in your hair and sun in your face will make an appearance during this summer festivity. As always, the weekend will expand into an entire party, with live music, food vendors, a beer garden, and activities for the whole family to accompany the car show and the sand sculptures. Registration for the competition is free, and there is no charge to attend. Come by and see the sand sculptures, marvel at the vintage automobiles, or stay for a whole afternoon!

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FInd Waldo in Fairhaven and Lynden! – 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 local businesses around Fairhaven and in Lynden! Look for the Waldo decal on the windows of participating businesses. You can pick up a “Find Waldo in Fairhaven” or “Find Waldo in Lynden” 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 all the participating 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. Free. More info: 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com/event/wheres-waldo-2019.

Blaine Old Fashioned 4th – Celebrate

the red, white and blue with your friends and neighbors in the seaside community of Blaine on the 4th of July. Start the day with a pancake breakfast and car show with more than 200 classic & vintage vehicles, followed by a street fair with 95 vendors, kid’s rides & games, the Grand Parade with 80+ entries, all day live music, library book sale, great food, and of course, a fabulous fireworks show over the harbor. From 8am-11pm at 685 Peace Portal Dr. Free admission. More info: 360-332-4544, info@blainechamber.com or www.blainechamber.com/events.

Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema – A movie

and entertainment each Saturday at 7:30pm (see online calendar for details) at Fairhaven Village Green. Presented by Ben Kinney and Keller Williams Realty. Bring blankets for the grass or low back lawn chairs for limited seating on the brick areas. Popcorn and food will be available for purchase. Admission is $5 / free age 5 and under. Info: info@epicevents.us or www.epicap.com/fairhaven-outdoor-cinema.

and free. They don’t wear clothes, and they certainly don’t go to school! Enjoy the story and make a bear craft at this special program. For grades K-5. Tues., July 9, 10:30-11:30am at Everson Library; Wed., July 24, 1-2pm at Blaine Library; and Wed., July 31, 1-2pm at Ferndale Library. Free admission. Info: https://wcls.libcal. com/calendar/events or 360-966-5100.

need to learn the rules of chess before you arrive. Players will be placed in different playing groups of approximately equal playing ability. The top five players who accumulate the most points overall in all eight 2019 Hot Summer Chess tourneys will receive trophies, to be awarded at the conclusion of the final Hot Summer Chess VIII at the end of summer. Tournaments take place at the Ferndale Public Library (2125 Main St.) from 5:45-8:30pm. Free admission. More info: 360-255-0184, kaechster@gmail.com or northwestchess.info/grandprix19.html.

Hot Summer Chess Grand Prix – The

2019 Hot Summer Chess Grand Prix tournaments happen most Thursday eves this summer (July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1) and are open to any 2nd-12th grade players that desire to play competitive tournament chess. Beginner players are welcome! You

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Get Thee to The Fair by Marla Bronstein For more than 100 years, the Northwest Washington Fair (NWWF) has opened the gates of the Lynden Fairgrounds, welcoming hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors every year. The 2019 NWWF will be held from 9am, Monday, August 12 through 11pm, Saturday, August 17. “It is more than just food, farm animals and 4-H” says NWWF Manager Jim Baron. Since being with the fair for the past 15 years, he has seen significant physical changes. A new arena was built in 2010, and a small stage was built for free shows. The Grandstand also has a new stage. The newly constructed Farm Pavilion building on Front Street will house the agricultural exhibit. The educational pieces that are to be installed in the building won’t be completed for this year’s fair, but the building will be done. The fair’s long success is based on creating a mix of keeping with tradition and trying new things. Fair goers surveyed every year put farm animals at the top of their list of favorites. Another is the food. (The Moo-wich is my personal go-to, a scoop of ice cream between two chocolate chip cookies.) “Mainly, it’s about the memories,” says Baron. He shared stories of past fairgoers. One exhibitor told of entering a loaf of bread made from a family recipe in the Canning and Baking Exhibition. There were other stories of blue ribbons awarded for 4-H and art submissions. There are even more accounts from couples who met, became engaged and got married at the fair. Monday night’s Demolition Derby will be followed by two nights of Rodeo, which lead to three nights of Grandstand shows. All three Grandstand performers are appearing at the NWWF for the first time. They vary from the comedy of Larry the Cable Guy to the music of Mark Chestnutt and Cheap Trick. Big screens bring the performers and performances closer to the audience. Those interested in volunteering to help with the fair should call 360-354-4111. The competitions are open to everyone. Check for registration details at nwwafair.com/p/fair-and-rodeo/exhibitors-guide. Baron cautions those considering attending for the first or fiftieth time, to avoid disappointment: don’t let your summer end without a visit to the fair! Photos courtesy of the Northwest Washington Fair.

Author Visit: Grizzly Boy – Laugh out loud with local author Barbara Davis-Pyles as she reads her new book Grizzly Boy. Theo decides that he’s not Theo anymore, he’s Grizzly Boy, and everyone knows that grizzly bears run wild

Cheap Trick

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Drag Queen Story Time with Betty Desire – Get ready for Bellingham’s Pride

Festival with an hour of fun with Bellingham’s iconic drag queen, Betty Desire! We’ll meet in the Village Books Readings Gallery for an hour of stories, songs, and fun, all celebrating how we can be our best true selves. Feel free to dress up and bring your rainbow gear. This is a children’s story time but ALL ages are welcome! Village Books is proud to sponsor with WinkWink Boutique to bring you this special story time. On Sat., July 13, 10:30-11:30am. Free admission. Info: events@villagebooks.com, 360-671-2626 or www.villagebooks.com.

Financial Beginnings: Grades 3-6 –

Through a variety of hands-on activities and games, kids will learn how to create a budget, use banks and credit unions (making deposits and withdrawls), and how credit and interest work. Kids will also be able to distinguish between the roles of producers and consumers and understand supply vs. demand. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. • Note: Registration is for all three sessions: July 15, 22, and 29, from 2-3pm at Bellingham Public Library (210 Central Ave.). Call 360-778-7200 or visit the Children’s Library to register. Free admission. More info: www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Doctor Who Day –

Hang out and demonstrate your knowledge of all things Doctor Who. Enjoy trivia, crafts, and treats. Show off your Doctor Who costumes, tools, and bling, and make your guess about the significance of July 20. For grades 6-12 on Sat., July 20, 3-5pm at Blaine Library (610 3rd St.). Free admission. More info: 360-305-3637 or https://wcls.libcal.com/calendar/events.

51st Annual Children’s Craft Fair –

On the day of the Craft Fair, enjoy a wide array of crafts and baked goods made by children at registered booths. Fun for all ages to attend! All items are priced $4 or less. Please note: To participate as a vendor, children 13 and under may pre-register at the Bellingham Public Library for a booth. Registration ends July 23, or when we reach maximum capacity of 75 booths. On Fri., July 26 from 11am-1pm at the Bellingham Public Library (210 Central Ave.). Free. More info: 360-778-7200 or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Disney’s Frozen, Jr. – Ferndale Summer

Youth Theater presents Disney’s Frozen, Jr., a condensed stage production of the Broadway musical and beloved film. Performances are Thurs. & Fri., July 27 & 28 at 7pm and Sat., July 29 at 2pm & 7pm in the Ferndale High School Auditorium (5830 Golden Eagle Dr.). All tickets are $7, and the show runs an hour and 15 minutes. There will be a short intermission with concessions available. More info: 360820-5443 or ferndaledrama@gmail.com.

Vintage Farming Days – 48th Annual

Vintage Farming Days at Berthusen Park, west of Lynden. Join us July 31-Aug. 3 for all things steam! The largest steam show in Washington state with the only operating steam donkey on the west coast! Daily parade, threshing, sawmill and blacksmith demonstrations, gas engines, steam engines, tractor pulls, antique cars and trucks, bookstore, theme displays, garden (continued on page 28)

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The 2019 Skagit Valley Highland Games

Photo courtesy of Ken MacKenzie.

by Osa Hale With a rich culture that goes back thousands of years, Scotland makes its presence felt around the globe. We hear it in the unmistakable sound of bagpipes, taste it in the bite of a fine sip of whisky, and see it in the clan tartans that are woven and worn with pride. There’s no better place in the Pacific Northwest to see all of this, and so much more, than the Skagit Valley Highland Games. Set over the weekend of July 13-14, the 25th Annual Skagit Valley Highland Games has been described as a ‘Scottish three-ring circus’ as it contains a multitude of activities, vendors, performances, and athletics. It is hosted by the Celtic Arts Foundation (CAF), and is open to people who are both a part of the Celtic community and those interested in learning about a new culture. “The Highland Games is a celebration of Scottish culture. We extend a warm invitation for everyone to join us, regardless of Celtic heritage,” says Lindsay Van Houten, program and event manager of the CAF. “We are proud to have guests of many cultures, who spend the weekend with us sharing in traditional music, song, dance, and having fun with their community.” The Highland Games is an experience for all the senses. The food being prepared on site sends delicious aromas wafting across the grounds, and you can follow your nose to sumptuous meat-pies, fresh scones, and more. The cuisine doesn’t stop with food; the Beer & Whisky Garden is an important part of the experience. Alongside a fine selection of local brews, the Beer Garden tap list will feature Dreadnought Brewery’s Scotch Ale (the winner of last fall’s MacToberfest competition). If you ‘fancy a wee dram,’ sidle up to the Whiskey Tent to taste and learn about the good stuff. The Highland Games is never lacking in boisterous melodies. The live music will

include acclaimed bagpipe bands, Celtic harpists and fiddlers, as well as competitive solo bagpipers and drummers performing at a very high level. The fantastic talent doesn’t stop there. Just like the people playing the bagpipe and the drums, there are dancers and athletes at this event that are competing at a regional level. The Scottish Highland dancers leap and kick about the stage with artistry and accuracy, and the strong folks on the field demonstrate prowess in the heavy sports events as they lift and throw a variety of heavy objects. Even our furry friends get a chance to prove their skill: the Sheepdog Trials are a beloved part of the festivities. The momentous occasion of a quartercentury of the Skagit Valley Highland Games will be especially celebrated, according to Van Houten. “We are looking forward to a weekend of celebration, highlighting all things Scottish as well as the wonderful Pacific Northwest community that has made this

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festival thrive,” she said. “We’ll have limited edition merchandise to mark the occasion, and long-time attendees will be excited for the return of the Scottish Farm!” The outstanding performances could fill an entire weekend, and on top of that there is a wonderful assortment of vendors: nonprofit organizations doing outreach, clans flying their colors and celebrating their history, and individuals showcasing their handmade Celtic goods and foodstuffs. Each booth has a story! Admission to the Skagit Valley Highland Games is free for members of the Celtic Arts Foundation, and for volunteers that help out with the festival (three hours of work earns a complimentary Family Weekend Pass). Tickets to the festival costs $20 per adult for one day, or $25 for the weekend. Discounts are available for seniors, students, and military personnel. Children five and under attend for free. Volunteer registration and tickets can be found online at www.celticarts.org.

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and pedal tractor pulls, vendors booths with handcrafts, antiques, swap meet, pioneer cabin exhibits & quilts, kid’s candy scramble, food & refreshments. Dry camping available. Admission is $8 adults / $5 seniors 60+ / $3 kids 8-12 / free age 7 and under / $20 season pass. More info: Vintagefarmingdays@gmail.com, 360-5994231 or www.psatma.com.

MBT MCT: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Come cheer on the

Missoula Children’s Theatre campers! The children will be showing off their new theatre skills learned during a week at

camp while performing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on Fri., Aug. 2 at 3pm and 7pm. An original adaptation of the classic fairy tale, a young princess named Show White finds herself in peril when her step-mother, the queen, is told by her Magic Mirror that the princess is fairer than she! Aided by her two henchmen and a band of evil bats, the queen plots to get rid of Snow White. Snow White escapes from the Queen and from the Black Forest creatures with help from Witless the Woodsman, and finds a home with the Seven Dwarfs. Admission is $10. More info: tickets@mountbakertheatre.com, 360734-6080 or www.mountbakertheatre.com.

This picture, of the first Old Settlers Association Picnic at Birch Bay, was taken near the present day C Shop on August 8, 1895. The following year the annual picnic was moved to the Ferndale area.

Whatcom County Old Settlers’ Association Hosts 124th Annual Old Settlers Picnic by April Metz de Montiel For 124 years, Whatcom County has been celebrating its pioneer heritage with an annual summer weekend festival. Activities are centered around Pioneer Park, located at 2004 Cherry Street, Ferndale, Washington, and organized by the Old Settlers’ Association. The Old Settlers’ Association was created in 1895 as a way of commemorating the hardy people who settled this area. The original settlers of the Nooksack River Valley were afraid that their ancestor’s courage, determination and pioneer way of life was being forgotten and created the Old Settlers’ Association dedicated to preserving the local history and maintaining a record of the people who carved a living out of the Pacific Northwest territory. Celebrated for hosting the longest continual picnic in Washington State, the Old Settlers’ Weekend has an event and opportunity for everyone. During the weekend Pioneer Park’s fourteen historic log cabins will be open for tours. This pioneer town was created from original cedar-slab log buildings relocated from their original foundations from different parts of Whatcom County. The recreated settlement allows for an educational living history experience while preserving the architectural integrity of these incredible hand-made structures. The modern public can watch the Junior and Grand Parades, sporting events and several sponsored exhibitions of cars and flowers. The Saturday night Barn Dance is a community favorite, hosted in an original 1905 barn. A fundraiser 5K Fun Run/Walk is being held to support the Ferndale Police Association with all monies being donated to local community organizations. Several Ferndale High School Class reunions will also be held during the weekend and well as family-friendly activities. An armband can be purchased for $10 which allows children unlimited access to activities. The kid-centered options are listed at www.whatcomoldsettlers.com/faqs/will-there-be-kid-friendly-events.   Whatcom Old Settlers’ Picnic at Pioneer Park July 26-28, 2019 2004 Cherry Street, Ferndale, Washington Calendar of events: www.whatcomoldsettlers.com/event-calendar.

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1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood – A year of big dreams, big

burns, and big politics,1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on Nov. 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood. Exhibit at the Whatcom Museum Old City Hall (121 Prospect St., Bellingham). Included with admission/ members free. More info: 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History –

Historical Walking Tour – Tour Everson

during the Summer Festival with local historian Jim Berg and learn about our intriguing past. Meet at the Everson Library at 1:15pm on Sat., July 13 (104 Kirsch Dr.). Free admission. More info: 360-966-5100 or https://wcls.libcal.com/calendar/events.

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country’s history of aviation and space flight. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911, Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. On display through Aug. 4. Included with admission/members free. More info: 360778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Pickett House Open House – The

History Sunset Cruises – Climb

Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum – Join experts from the North

aboard San Juan Cruises’ Victoria Star for our 36th annual summertime History Sunset Cruises, hosted by local historians Brian Griffin or Doug Starcher. You’ll enjoy beautiful scenery and hear stories about the region’s history. Pack a picnic, sunglasses, and a light jacket. Wine and beer sold on board. Tuesdays, 6:308:30pm at the Bellingham Ferry Terminal (355 Harris Ave.). Admission is $30 museum members / $35 non-members. More info: 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4191750.

Pickett House Museum (910 Bancroft St., Bellingham), is open Sun., July 14, 1-4pm. We have 6 old quilts in the two rooms upstairs. One room has been filled with old sewing related items belonging to Hattie Strother, a seamstress, who left her home in 1936 as a museum to be cared for by the Daughters of Pioneers, Whatcom Chapter 5. The quilts have been recently identified by Carie Nesvog, a Quester, and a laminated tag is attached to each quilt. The quilts date from late 1880s to 1950. Please come to view the home that was built by Mr. Peabody in 1856 for Captain Pickett and his young family. This is the oldest home in its original location in the State of Washington. Free admission / donations accepted. Info: 360-293-1082 or joyandgary@comcast.net.

Cascades Audubon Society in the John M. Edson Hall of Birds (121 Prospect St., Bellingham) to learn about migration, conservation, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. The exhibit provides a variety of interactives, including video and audio files, and hands-on activities for children. All ages welcome on Sun., July 28, 1:30-3:30pm. Included with admission / members free. More info: 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

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Bellingham TheatreWorks Presents Sizzling Drama and Flamboyant Comedy at The Firehouse! with a mission to tell stories of significance maid from Brazil who just happens to hate to the Pacific Northwest with an emphasis to clean and spends her time trying to Bellingham TheatreWorks (BTW), in on local actors. “In addition to being make up the perfect joke. To cover for the partnership with The Firehouse Arts and entertaining, these plays are thought maid, the doctor’s neat-freak sister, Events Center, The Historic Fairhaven provoking. As such, following the Sunday Virginia, secretly takes over the Association, and the Palliative Care matinee shows, (except July 28) we are housecleaning. As Lane’s personal life Institute, presents: Fairhaven Summer offering audience discussions hosted by comes crashing down around her, we are Repertory Theatre. Bellingham TheatreWorks and the reminded that there is humor and beauty Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Palliative Care Institute,” says Lyons. to be found in life’s biggest messes. Williams, Wit by Margret Edson, and The Special guest director for Clean House is • Wit: Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Clean House by Sarah Ruhl. Opening on Gregg Henry, artistic director of The Prize-winning play – a sardonic, funny, July 2, and closing on July 28. Each play Kennedy Center. and heart-wrenching exploration of the will run twice a week, for a total of six puzzle of our irrevocable journey toward • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: by Tennessee nights of theatre a week. And, on death, as seen through the eyes of a Williams won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama Monday, July 8 at 8pm, BTW presents Megan Cole’s The Wisdom of Wit. Renowned actress Megan Cole originated the role of Dr. Vivian Bearing in the original production of Wit at the South Coast Rep. Tickets for this special event are $5. Virginia (Terry Sacks) takes over house cleaning duties Beth Wallace stars as cancer patient “As we Dr. Vivian Bearing in the comedy/drama selected the three for Matilde (Vanessa Guidon) in Sarah Ruhl’s comedy The Clean House, one of three plays featured in Wit at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center. plays to present Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre at the Firehouse Photo by Pam Kuntz. this summer, we Arts and Events Center. Photo by Sophie Tuell. Zach Harrison as Brick and discovered Heather Dudenbostel as Maggie star in common themes. First, each play centers 50-year-old professor of English Literature Tennessee Williams’ drama Cat on a around a strong female lead character. Hot Tin Roof. Photo by Peter James. who has been diagnosed with Stage IV Second, each play features a character ovarian cancer. Throughout the play, she struggling with cancer. And finally, both in 1955. A family has come together in reflects on her academic career and begins Wit and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof won a their Mississippi plantation home to to question the single-minded values that Pulitzer Prize for drama and The Clean celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday, and his have always directed her. The play asks us, House was nominated for a Pulitzer,” said diagnosis of being cancer free. However, and its characters, to examine the aspects Steve Lyons, Producing Director and there is not much else to celebrate. The of life that make it truly worth living. co-founder of Bellingham TheatreWorks. mood is somber, despite the festivities, as Special guest director for Wit is Kayla He and Mark Kuntz founded BTW in 2014 a number of evils poison the gaiety: Adams, a Chicago based director, greed, sins of the past, and desperate producer, actor and hope for the future. Married couple, teaching artist. Maggie and Brick, are as estranged as • The Clean they can be while trapped in one room House: Sarah Ruhl’s together. Brick hasn’t forgiven Maggie for play was a finalist actions she committed years ago, and for the 2005 seems determined to drink his problems Pulitzer Prize for away. Throughout all of this, the noise Drama. In this and interference from the rest of their comedy about love, large and loud family, many feelings and loss, change and secrets are brought to the surface. Cat on redemption, the a Hot Tin Roof is directed by Mark Kuntz. characters find All shows are at the Firehouse Arts and themselves in Events Center (1314 Harris Ave.), July 2 places they wish through July 28, (Tuesdays through they weren’t. Lane, Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 4pm). a doctor who is too Tickets are $20 for one play, or $50 for all busy to clean her three shows and are available at the own house, hires Firehouse Café, at the door, and online at Matilde, a feisty www.BellinghamTheatreWorks.org.

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Skagit Theater Camp – This summer’s

Skagit Theatre Camp returns for a 2 week program from July 22- August 2 at Lincoln Theatre (Mount Vernon). Through collaboration and performance, STC’s instructors will inspire students to discover their creative potential. This year’s production of School House Rock LIVE, Jr. features a 2-week long curriculum in a real theatre setting culminating in two performances live on stage at the Historic Lincoln Theatre for the general public on Sat., Aug. 3 at 10am and noon. Student groups will study a broad range of stagecraft including acting, singing, dancing, costume, sets, props, lighting and sound. Cost is $400. More info: 360-3368955, tickets@lincolntheatre.org or www.lincolntheatre.org/performance/ skagit-theatre-camp-2019.

Skagit River Shakespeare Festival –

The Skagit River Shakespeare Festival opens Fri., July 19 and runs through Sat., Aug. 17. Evening performances of A Midsummer’s Night Dream and Twelfth Night begin at 7pm, and Sunday matinees are at 4pm. All performances take place at the beautiful Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre located at 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. in Mount Vernon. On July 27, join us, if you dare, for our Ironman performance—one day, three shows, one fabulous collector’s t-shirt! The day begins with a matinee performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream then our

Shakespeare in the Park touring production of Once Upon A Shakespearean Tale will take the stage, followed by Twelfth Night closing out the evening. Tickets are $15 / $40 Ironman. Tickets can be purchased online at www.shakesnw.org or at the gate. For cast lists and schedule, please check our Facebook page or visit www.shakesnw.org for info; Twitter and Instagram: @ShakespeareNW. More info: 360-941-5744, eal@shakesnw.org or www.brownpapertickets.com/event.

MBT MCT: Jack & The Beanstalk –

Come cheer on the Missoula Children’s Theatre campers! The children will be showing off their new theatre skills learned during a week at camp while performing Jack & The Beanstalk. What happens when a young boy plants Wonder Beans in his own backyard? For Jack, it is the beginning of a great adventure. With a little help from P.T. Wonder and a giant, Jack learns a valuable lesson about true happiness. This musical production also features a host of other characters, including the Elegant Harp, Jill, Mother, Milky White, the Farmers, the

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Merchants, the Circus Performers and the Wonder Beans. At Mount Baker Theatre (104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham) on Fri., July 12 at 3pm & 7pm. Admission is $10. More info: 360-734-6080, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com or www.mountbakertheatre.com.

Hamlet – Academy Award nominee

Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited encore for its 10th (continued on page 32)

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Anniversary. On Sun., July 14 at 1pm at Lincoln Theatre (712 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon). Admission is $14-$18 / $2 off members. More info: 360-336-8955, tickets@lincolntheatre.org or www.lincolntheatre.org/film/nt-livehamlet-encore.

July Vaudevillingham – It’s our monthly

uncensored variety show fundraiser, every month on the 15th! Come one, come all, to see our completely new and exciting show, featuring local and out-of-town talent. Shows at 7pm and 9pm; doors open 30 minutes prior (Mon., July 15). Admission is $5-$10 suggested donation. Early show is family-friendly, and late show is (almost) anything goes! Bellingham Circus Guild’s Cirque Lab is located at 1401 6th St. More info: www.bellinghamcircusguild.com/vaudevillingham.

Sylvia Center Summer Rep: The Birds – Sylvia Center proudly presents the Sylvia Center Summer Rep, continuing through Aug. 31, featuring five new adaptations and translations of classic Greek plays. Proceeds from two paid indoor shows (Ajax, The Odyssey) benefit three free shows in the park (Brieses, The Birds, An Iliad). The Birds is a comedy by the Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes. iDiOM Theater’s July 2019 production features a new adaptation by Artistic Director Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao,

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performed by a cast that includes actors from Sylvia Center’s Summer 2019 Youth Acting Program. Two citizens of Athens who have tired of their noisy city existence, set out in search of a better life. They ask Epops, king of the birds, where he might advise them to settle, and eventually decide that the life of the birds is the life they are looking for. At Maritime Heritage Park (500 W. Holly St., Bellingham) Thurs-Sat., July 18-20 & 25-27, at 7:30pm. Free admission. More info: info@sylviacenterforthearts.org or https://sylviacenterforthearts.org/events.

MBT MCT: The Snow Queen – Come

cheer on the Missoula Children’s Theatre campers! The children will be showing off their new theatre skills learned during a week at camp while performing The Snow Queen Although set in a “land of colored ice,” this classic tale will warm your heart in its illustrative retelling by a group of fun-loving, imaginative hobgoblins. As they depict the journey of a young girl and her quest to find her best friend, you may just find yourself believing in malevolent mirrors, yetis, talking reindeer, and snow chickens! Blizzards can come at any moment, so strap on some snowshoes and get ready to discover what it takes to overcome chilling obstacles, keep resilience alive, and melt down the Snow Queen’s icy walls. At Mount Baker Theatre on Fri., July 26 at 3pm & 7pm. Admission is $10. Info: tickets@mountbakertheatre.com, 360734-6080, or www.mountbakertheatre.com.

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4th of July Pancake Breakfast – Start

your 4th of July with our delicious pancake breakfast with old and new friends at the Blaine Senior Center (763 G St.) from 8-11am. Breakfast comes with pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee, and orange juice. All proceeds help support the Blaine Senior Center. Admission is $6 adults / $4 kids under 12. More info: 360-332-8040 or kathy@blaineseniorcenter.org.

Lummi Island Rummage Sale – Too

much fun! The rope drops at 4pm Fri., July 5 for this annual all-island event at Lummi Island Congregational Church (3913 Legoe Bay). Bargains galore! Furniture, clothing, kitchenware, bedding, household

decorations, toys, garden gear, and more. Also music and brats, hotdogs, chips, and soda and beer keep the non-shoppers happy. This 2-day event is a great reason to visit this rustic little island; open until 8pm on Friday, and 10am-7pm on Sat., July 6. Free admission. More info: 360758-2060, office@lummichurch.org or www.lummichurch.org.

14th Annual Barnyard Bash – Join

Animals as Natural Therapy for our 14th Annual Barnyard Bash on Sat., July 13 from 1-3pm (721 Van Wyck Rd., Bellingham). This event offers farm fun for the whole family, and an opportunity to meet our therapy animals! Suggested donation of $10 per person or $25 per family supports mental health programs for youth and veterans. Free parking and shuttle are available at Bank of the Pacific (4124 Hannegan Rd.). Animals as Natural Therapy, located one mile away at 721 Van Wyck Rd, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit helping youth-at-risk and veterans heal through animal-assisted programs. Info: 360-6713509, www.animalsasnaturaltherapy.org or program@animalsasnaturaltherapy.org.

Skagit City School Picnic – Annual

The Sitting Room – Written by Rebecca

Redshaw and performed by Elizabeth Kelly and Rebecca Redshaw, this story is about Jean and her dog, receiving an unexpected and perplexing gift of a painting. Her sitting room walls are already filled with old treasures: Hopper’s Nighthawks, Degas’ L’Absinthe, and an old English favorite of her mother’s. When Jean closes the door to go out for the afternoon, the framed “characters” come to life, jockeying for position and interrogating the new interloper. Each states his or her claim to wall space as the mystery of the surprise guest slowly unfurls. Performance on Sat., July 27 at 3:30pm at Museum of Northwest Art (121 1st St., La Conner). Free admission. More info: 360-466-4446, education@museumofnwart.org or www.monamuseum.org/event/sitting-room.

The Lehman Trilogy (NT Live) – The

story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. On a cold September morning in 1844, a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers, and an American epic begins; 163 years later, the firm they establish spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history. On Sun., July 28, 1-4pm at Lincoln Theatre (712 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon). Admission is $14-$18 / $2 off members. Info: tickets@lincolntheatre.org, 360-3368955 or www.lincolntheatre.org/film/ nt-live-lehman-trilogy.

picnic on the grounds of the historic Skagit City School! Live music, fun, and festivities! Celebration and dedication of the return of the bell to the cupola. Lunch catered by Kelley’s Barbecue. On Sun., July 14 from 1-4pm (17508 Moore Rd., Mount Vernon). Admission is $22 for adults / $5 for children 10 and under. More info: 360-466-3365, museum@co.skagit.wa.us or www.skagitcounty.net/museum.

Admission is $6 general / $3 kids / free over 90 and under 3. More info: 360384-6244 or activities.fsac@gmail.com.

Big Bucks Bingo – Open to the public;

please bring your friends and family. This will be a $25 cash prize per game and $100 black out! Start your bingo lunch for only $6 on Sat., July 20 at the Blaine Community/Senior Center (763 G. St., Blaine) from noon-3pm. Bingo admission is early bird $1 / bingo $15, includes 8 games with 3 cards for each game. Bring a first-time friend and get a free early bird game! More info: 360-332-8040 or kathy@blaineseniorcenter.org.

Vietnam Veterans Chapter #165 9th Annual Car Show – One of the largest

car shows in Whatcom County. There were 357 cars, trucks, and motorcycles registered last year. Breakfast, and lunch available for purchase on site, along with vendor trucks. Dash plaques for first 400 entries. Raffle drawings throughout the day; 50/50 drawing in the afternoon. Trophies for people’s choice car, truck, and motorcycle; also Vietnam era (1959-1975); judging for stock and modified classes per decade. All proceeds used to help Whatcom County veterans. Located off Woburn in the Barkley Village area (Dorothy Haggen Building, 2211 Rimland Dr., Bellingham) on Sun., July 21, 10am3pm. Admission is spectators free / $15 vehicle entry. More info: 360-738-3842 or 175rrvn@gmail.com.

Rider Cup Golf Tournament – The Rider Cup Benefit Golf Tournament features a Shotgun Start and a four person team scramble (best ball from tee to hole). Each golfer must use a minimum of 2 drives. Up to 6 Mulligans can be purchased. Prizes and trophies are awarded for Low Gross, Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, Putting contest, and Corporate “Rider Cup” Trophy. All of the proceeds from this great event go towards providing equine-assisted activities and therapies to people of all ages and abilities in Whatcom County. Includes Power Cart and Burger Buffet served at end of round. On Mon., July 15 at 1:30pm at North Bellingham Golf Course (205 W. Smith Rd.). Cost is $100 per golfer. More info: psimmons@coastlumber.com or www.nwtrc.org/index.php/events. Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser – Enjoy a full menu of pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage or ham along with juice and coffee. Plus, strawberries and whipped cream! Proceeds go toward supporting the Ferndale Senior Activity Center’s efforts to provide affordable educational, nutritional, social and recreational programs. Bring your family and friends. Join us at the Ferndale Senior Activity Center (1999 Cherry St.) on Sat., July 20, 8-11am.

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Conversation with Bob Almond, Rodney King Trial Jury Foreman –

Seeking Volunteer Tutors – The

Whatcom Literacy Council is seeking volunteer tutors for both English Language Learners and the Adult Literacy Program. For info, please visit http://whatcomliteracy.org/become-a-tutor.

Bellingham Evening Toastmasters’ Open House – See what Toastmasters is

all about at Bellingham Evening Toastmasters, every Tuesday from 6:45-8:30pm at Spring Creek Retirement Center (223 E. Bakerview Rd., Bellingham). Guests 18 years and older are welcome! Free admission. More info: https://4470.toastmastersclubs.org.

Coffee with Northwest Singles Club, age 55+ – Meet for coffee and conversation every Saturday from 1011:30am at the Bellingham Ferry Terminal (355 Harris Ave.). Free admission. More info: nwsinglesclub@gmail.com.

Bellingham Laughter Club – Embrace

laughter for a rich and rewarding life! Free to 4-104 year olds. Laughter Club meets Sun., July 7 from 4-5pm near the owl sculpture at Elizabeth Park. Please bring a chair if needed. For information, call Mary Lou Richardson at 360-734-4989 or visit www.worldlaughtertour.com.

Stammtisch Bellingham Meeting –

Monthly event held on second Tuesday of each month. People of German ancestry and their guests meet over beer and snacks, conversing in German, at Chuckanut Brewery (601 W. Holly, Bellingham). Free to attend. July meeting: Tagesthema: Bremen, Sister City für Bellingham. More info: 360-584-7515 or bhamstammtisch@gmail.com.

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This month’s public dialogue conversation partner is Bob Almond, who served on the jury for the federal trial of the police involved in the 1991 Rodney King beating in Los Angeles. Bob co-wrote a book about the experience of being the foreman of the 1993 trial, entitled Moral Uncertainty: Inside the Rodney King Juries. We’ll hear first-hand about what it was like to be on that jury and the process of the trial that found two officers guilty. On Mon., July 22 at 6:30pm in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Old Parrish Hall (2116 Walnut St., Bellingham). Free admission. More info: info@echoesbellingham.org or https://echoesbellingham.org/events.

Books Are Magic Festival – Fantasy

fans of all ages are invited to take a journey through their favorite fictional worlds at Burlington Public Library’s Books Are Magic Festival (formerly known as Quidditch Fest). All witches, wizards, dragon slayers, shapeshifters, and hobbits can take part in a Quidditch match hosted by the Rain City Raptors. Magic and mischief abound in a wide variety of games and activities with special challenges for the bravest of heroes. The magic begins at 11am on Sat., July 27 at Skagit River Park (1100 S. Skagit St.) in Burlington. The Books are Magic Festival is proudly sponsored by KAFE 104.1, Burlington Hotels & Motels, Burlington Library Foundation, and Friends of the Burlington Library. Free admission. Contact headmistresses Jennifer Bell and Jenny Cole at 360-755-0760 for more information.

Amnesty International Group 270 Monthly Meeting – Amnesty

International is a global movement of more than 7 million people, which addresses human rights issues around the world. Join Group 270 in our monthly meeting for discussion, planning and letter-writing in the upstairs dining area of the Bellingham Community Food Co-op (N. Forest St.) on Tues., July 30, 7-8pm. Free admission. Info: amnestyinternational270@gmail.com or amnestyinternational270.weebly.com.

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Mindport’s Correspondence Club –

Have a letter to write or a postcard to send? Need to know size or postage requirements for handmade mailings? Want to know how to recycle your old calendars into envelopes? Join us for a couple of hours of companionable mailing at Mindport’s monthly Correspondence Club on Sat., July 20 from 10:30am12:30pm. We have typewriters, scissors, glue sticks, and loads and loads of all sorts of paper with instructional guidance provided for collage Mail Art, envelopes, postcards, and more. This activity is open to ages 8+ (although young folks need to bring a participating adult). Bring your addresses and your postage. Please contact Tallie with questions, or if stairs will limit your access for this event: 360-647-5614. More info: publicity@mindport.org or www.mindport.org.

T’ai Chi with Linda – Join Linda and

learn T’ai Chi Ch’uan to sustain and maintain your health, balance, and wellbeing throughout life. Beginners welcomed. Classes held at St. James Presbyterian Church (910 14th St., Bellingham) on Mondays from 5:156:15pm; Wednesdays at the Firehouse Arts and Event Center (1314 Harris Ave., Bellingham) from 11:15am-12:15pm, and for those students with experience in Tai Chi, on Tuesdays from 11:30am-12:30pm at the Firehouse. Contact Linda for more information and details at 360-389-5754 or LindaTaiChi@comcast.net.

information on our vendors, admission prices and directions, visit MindBodySpiritBellingham.com. More info: 360-734-4160 or info@csl-bellingham.org.

Gentle Yoga Classes – Join Joani for

gentle yoga classes at The Metta Center (1602 Carolina St #D12, Bellingham). Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:45 am. This class is ideal for beginners as well as those who prefer a gentle approach with special attention to back care. 3-month pass fees: $68 for 5 classes / $110 for 10 classes / $15 drop-in / $10 first time. More info: 360-656-6699, yogawithjoani@yahoo.com or www.yogawithJoani.com.

Chuckanut Foot Race – This annual Ask A Master Gardener at Bellingham Farmers Market – WSU

Whatcom County Master Gardeners will have an “Ask A Master Gardener” information booth at the Bellingham Farmers Market (1100 Railroad Ave., Bellingham), 10am-3pm, on the first Saturday of the month. Bring your gardening questions! More info: http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ch/mg.html.

Gardening Day at Hovander Homestead Park – Join us on Sat., July

13 from 10am-2pm for Gardening Day at Hovander Homestead Park (5299 Nielson Ave., Ferndale). Tour the Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens, Greenhouse, and Children’s Story Garden. Bring your questions and ask a Master Gardener about plant care and placement and diagnosis of pests and diseases. There will be demonstration tables and compost demonstrations throughout the day. Tour the historic Hovander House (1-4 pm). Free admission. More info: www.whatcom.wsu.edu.

event starts at Marine Park in Fairhaven and is a point-to-point, seven-mile trail run that finishes at Larrabee State Park. On Sat., July 6, at 9am. Free admission for GBRC members!. More info: loberlober@frontier.com or www.gbrc.net/races/chuckanut-foot-race.

2019 Mind Body Spirit Fair Bellingham – Discover the power of you

and spend the day in a delightful woodland setting at the 2019 Mind Body Spirit Fair Bellingham. The Fair is a gathering of those who support the healing and revealing of vibrant health and well-being for all. Create your healing network; listen to inspiring and informative speakers; experience massages, Reiki and other healing modalities; and discover products for the mind, body, and spirit. On Sat., July 20 from 10am-4pm at the Center for Spiritual Living Bellingham (2224 Yew Street Rd.). Admission to the fair is $5 general / free for kids under 12. This event is great for the whole family. For

Your Fall Gardening Starts Now –

Vegetables for fall must be started early before lower light levels and cooler temperatures slow their growth. Learn from Whatcom Master Gardeners in this free session about cool weather crops, perennial vegetables, and protective covers and how to prepare your garden for winter. Program is sponsored by an Ellen A’Key King County Master Gardener Foundation Grant. On Sat., July 13, 11am-12:30pm at Deming Library (5044 Mt. Baker Hwy.) and Sat., July 20 from 11am-12:30pm at North Fork Community Library (7506 Kendall Rd., Maple Falls). Free admission. More info: 360-592-2422 or https://wcls.libcal.com/calendar/events. Visit www.ennw.info to view Entertainment News NW on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

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High School Dance Intensive –

Bellingham Repertory Dance’s five-day High School Dance Intensive Aug. 12-16 offers classes in contemporary and ballet techniques, somatic workshops, and opportunities both to choreograph new student work and to learn choreography from BRD’s professionally performed repertoire. The week is led by current BRD company members and alumni. Participating dancers should have at least two years of dance experience and be entering grades 9-12 or have special permission from a member of BRD. Visit bhamrep.org/youthprograms to learn more! Cost is $350-375 tuition (scholarships available). More info: bhamrep@gmail.com.

7-Day Dance Festival 2019 – Be a

part of the third annual 7-Day Dance Festival! Dancers and choreographers of all dance styles are invited to come together and create new work from August 2-10. The week will include group rehearsals and two public performances with professional stage lighting and tech on Sat., Aug. 10 at the Firehouse Arts and Event Center. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and may register as an individual or as part of a team. Registration closes July 15. Visit bhamrep.org/7ddf for more information. Cost is $45.

Thursday Evening Balkan Folk Dancing – Every Thursday evening,

Fourth Corner Folk Dancers meet at the Fairhaven Branch Library (1117 12th St., Bellingham), from 7-9pm, for an evening of dancing, learning and socializing. The dances are from Eastern Europe, Greece, Turkey and Hungary. There is regular teaching and coaching is readily available. All are welcome, and this is suitable for all ages. No partner or experience is necessary, as most dances are line or circle dances. A $5 donation is requested, and first-timers are free. Info: 360-380-0456.

Bham Pride Dance – Come dance to DJ Char and celebrate Pride weekend on Sat., July 13, 7:30-11:30pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (1207 Ellsworth St.,

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Selections – Bellingham residents will be

treated to a selection of films from the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Fri., July 19 at 8pm on the Fairhaven Village Green. The event is sponsored and hosted by CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and showcasing the work of women filmmakers from all over the world. The evening starts at 8pm with activities and live music. Films start at

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Bellingham). This is a 21+ event with no host bar and snacks provided. Tickets are $10 presale / $17 at the door at https://pride2019. bpt.me. More info: 360-224-1005, cathyc1808@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/groups/2057697894 58331/?ref=bookmarks.

Ferry Boat Contra Dance – Bellingham

Country Dance Society presents a Ferry Boat Contra Dance on Sun., July 21 featuring live music from Countercurrent, featuring Brian Lindsay and Alex Sturbaum, with Lindsey Dono calling. We will take an afternoon ferry to the islands and return early evening (2-5pm, 2100 Ferry Terminal Rd., Anacortes). Bring finger food to share. Purchase your $15 ticket for foot passage and the dance outside the main terminal from the dance organizers. The exact time is in the works! Check our website and FB page for updates. Please refrain from wearing fragrances and scented products. Bring your re-usable water bottle for hydration. Admission is $15 and includes the dance and ferry foot passage. More info: dance@ januscom.com or www. bellinghamcountrydance.org.

BYJB Swing Dance Fundraiser –

Dance to the sounds of the Bellingham Youth Jazz Band under the direction of Mark Kelly on Fri., July 26 at the Bellingham Senior Activities Center (315 Halleck St.). Local young musicians will play a program of big band and combo music for the public at this fundraiser for the BYJB and Whatcom County Parks, which provides rehearsal space for this group. Doors open at 7pm, dance instruction will be followed by live music about 7:40pm, refreshments provided by BYJB parents. All ages; admission by donations at the door. Checks may be made out to Whatcom County Parks. Info: 360-733-4030, markelly@oz.net or www.jazzproject.org.

9pm (or shortly after as soon as it’s dark enough). Total film runtime: One hour. Wild Whatcom, a local non-profit working to foster a life-long connection to nature, along with other local organizations, will provide information about outdoor adventure opportunities for children and families. Sweet Bellingham will be on hand with treats for purchase. Admission is free and donations are appreciated. More info: 718-308-3436, info@cascadiafilmfest.org or www.cascadiafilmfest.org.

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