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TABLE OF CONTENTS JUNE 2014 FEATURES: 22nd Annual MoNA Art Auction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 BAAY Will Produce Two Musicals For Summer 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Bellingham Festival of Music 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Classic Band Memphis Rain meets Classic Cars for Benefit Concert . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema and Concerts in the Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Fantasy Rules! Bard Celebrates 25th Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 International Art Festival at Peace Arch Park June 20-22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Northwest Ballet Theatre presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream . . . . . . . . . . . 32

DEPARTMENTS: Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-14 Benefits & Fundraisers . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . 15-22 Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Cuisine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 35 Family & Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-35 Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Health & Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Home & Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Lectures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-26 Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Potpourri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Summer Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8 Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Workshops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

On the cover: Memphis Rain Band joins forces with non-profit Burned Children Recovery Foundation to host the 1st Annual Music Festival and Car Show at Bellewood Acres on June 28. See feature story on page 3. Photo by Jared Trow.

JUNE 2014 Volume 11 Number 5 P.O. Box 2606 • Bellingham, WA 98227-2606 360-599-6827 • email: editor@ennw.info • www.ennw.info The ENNW Publishing Team Mark Fuller • 360-676-0428 • mfuller@ennw.info Barb Fuller • 360-676-0428 • bfuller@ennw.info Dorothy Tjoelker-Worthen • 360-815-6286 • dworthen@ennw.info Gladys Crnich • 360-656-6577 • gladys@ennw.info Lynna Dunn Fuller • lfuller@ennw.info Circulation: ENNW prints 10,000 copies & distributes to over 200 sites in Whatcom and Skagit Counties. For a current list of distribution sites go to http://www.ennw.info/distribution.html. Deadlines: We request Press Releases, Photos and Calendar Items by the 10th of the month before its release (June 10th for July issue). Send an email if you would like to be on our monthly reminder list. Press Releases, Calendar Items & Photos are now exclusively received through our Online Submission Form accessed through our website www.ennw.info/submit-an-event/. Please keep event description to 60-100 words per item. Submission Guidelines: Article ideas are encouraged with a sample of your writing style. You will be given credit and a bio line, but at this time we are unable to pay for articles. If we accept your proposal, please plan on writing 300–600 words. Advertising: We would like to encourage you to consider advertising with us. We feel we offer a great value for your hard earned advertising dollars. Due to the quality, ENNW is not in the recycle bin in a day or two. Many readers report they hold onto it all month long, resulting in better value. If you would like a rate sheet, please call or email to request one. Your advertising will make it possible for us to continue. Copyright & Pub Info: ©2014 Entertainment News NW. Reproduction of contents in any format is forbidden without written permission from ENNW. ENNW is only responsible for ad cost in the event of an error. Every effort has been made to gather accurate information regarding events. Please contact the sponsoring agency for more details. Printed at Lithtex NW, Bellingham, WA, USA. This Month’s Contributors: n Osa Hale has been a regular contributor to Entertainment News NW since 2012. She is a senior at Western Washington University, majoring in Visual Journalism. Her work has also appeared on Bellingham’s KOMO News website, the Western Front, and Klipsun magazine. n Christopher Key is an actor and director who lives in Bellingham and writes to help support his theatrical addiction. n Bellingham freelancer Joanna Nesbit has been writing for ENNW since 2005. Her work has also appeared in FamilyFun, Parenting, Northwest Travel, and Washington State Visitors’ Guide. Learn more at www.joannanesbit.com. n Zoe Bronstein grew up surrounded by theater and music, largely due to her family and community. She got her BA in English with a minor in theater at the University of San Francisco. A native of Bellingham and the Bay Area, she acts, sings, and directs in addition to writing for ENNW. n Selene Muldowney is a freelance writer and social media expert specializing in children’s books and aquatic adventure stories. She lives on Whidbey Island with her family and spends her time volunteering with BCRF and Boy Scouts.

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Classic Band Memphis Rain meets Classic Cars for Benefit Concert by Selene Muldowney Locally grown Memphis Rain Band joins forces with non-profit Burned Children Recovery Foundation to host a benefit concert at Bellewood Acres in Lynden on Saturday, June 28. Opening for Memphis Rain (Memphis Rain will headline at 4pm) are two local Bellingham bands: Lost at Last with Thomas Sandblom, and Pickle Toss with Ryan Sandholm. Join the festivities, featuring tons of vintage hot rods and custom cars. Enjoy great food from local vendors, and share a few cold drinks with friends and family while savoring the concert.

Mike Mulder, Dave Bulger and Brad Chrysler of Memphis Rain.

Two Worlds Collide It was two years ago that Mike Mulder, singer and songwriter for Memphis Rain Band, shared a meal with Michael Mathis, founder of Burned Children Recovery Foundation (BCRF), at a “Men’s Night Out” in Lynden at the fairgrounds. Mathis sought out Mulder a year after this meeting, and the two have since partnered on various projects such as East 542 Music Festival, Raspberry Festival, Camano/Stanwood Fair, and Scuba H2O Adventure Show, with Memphis Rain providing the entertainment and BCRF providing the purpose. The partnership has worked to date, culminating in a sense, this past month at Mt. Baker Rotary’s annual fundraising auction with an outpouring of support for the BCRF. The event raised $82,000 in 15 minutes! These funds will assist the foundation in providing services for their Camp Phoenix Program held at Lake Samish each year. The Band Memphis Rain is an original classic rock act. In the past three years, the band has been held together by bass player Dave Bulger’s penetrating harmonies, Brad Chrysler’s lush keyboard patches, Mike Mulder’s singing and songwriting, and soundman Kevin Cowden’s instinctive touch at the console. As one fan put it, “Memphis Rain is a very good band. It can go toe-to-toe with anything out

there.” The band’s first CD is due out in late June. The Burned Children Recovery Foundation In today’s society, it is easy to place value on a person based on outward appearance. What if this outward

expression of the self was shattered? What if a person’s body, face, and arms became disfigured by burns? What if it were your child, a family member or a friend’s child? Children involved in traumatic accidents usually incur bruises, broken bones, and head trauma; but unlike these impairments, burn survivors wear their scars for the world to see. Burns, like many other injuries, can be physically and psychologically devastating and often require lifelong treatment and a significant level of emotional, mental, and spiritual support. Children often struggle with different emotions as they navigate through their healing process.

Michael T. Mathis, a burn survivor, founded the BCRF in 1989. Mathis had a dream to help burned children be children and have happy, healthy, and productive lives. The BCRF offers many programs to benefit the children and their families such as emotional and sociological support, counseling, social re-entry, and financial support. With over 280,000 children burned annually in the United States, the BCRF has made a significant impact by helping 119,000 children though their mission is not complete. They offer three recovery programs: burn support services, providing funding for recovery costs; Phoenix House, a ten-bed recovery house; and Camp Phoenix, which is an annual retreat. Join the Fun! Doors open Saturday, June 28 at 10am with the Memphis Rain benefit concert beginning at 4pm. For more information on BCRF fundraising opportunities and events, please visit their website, www.burnedchildrenrecovery.org. Please visit www.memphisrain.com to learn more about their music and find their concert dates.

Children building a lifetime of memories and friendships at Camp Phoenix. Photos by Jared Trow.

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Handbags for Housing – The second

annual Handbags for Housing benefit for Lydia Place will be held on Thurs., June 5 from 5:30-8:30pm at Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. in Bellingham. This unique ladies (and men’s) night out includes an eclectic fashion show featuring over ten local stores and boutiques, a live handbag auction, bag bazaar and raffle. Enjoy delicious cocktails, beer and wine paired with mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres. Admission is $25 (VIP: $40) plus one gently used handbag from your closet. Visit www.lydiaplace.org or call 360-671-7663 for tickets and info.

Spring Farm to Table Dinner Event – Please join us for our unique Spring Farm to Table event on Sat., June 7 from 5-8:30pm at Loganita Farm (2825 W. Shore Dr., Lummi Island). Tickets are on sale now for $90 each for this all inclusive meal featuring appetizers prepared by award-winning Willows Inn Chef, Blaine Wetzel. In addition, there will be pastureraised lamb, locally grown seasonal vegetables, artisan breads, handmade desserts (courtesy of Scratch Desserts), all paired with signature wines. Proceeds go toward programs for Pioneer Meadows Montessori School students. More info: admin@pioneermeadowsschool.com or 360-778-3681.

Benefit for Crystal, The Jewel of Magic. Escaping Death: a Circus Variety Show for All Ages! –

of friends and family members dealing with the loss. Join us for this performance on Sat., June 7 at 7:30pm and Sun., June 8 at 2pm at SVC’s Tarro Theatre. All shows will be ASL interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing. Admission is by donation. More info: diane.johnson@skagit.edu.

M.A.D. Hatter Stash Sale – Join us for a fiber stash sale and fiber arts demos at the Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden). Mary Ann Drake, the M.A.D. Hatter, is de-stashing her fiber supplies. The proceeds of the sale will benefit Mary Ann Drake and the Jansen Art Center Textile Studio. The sale will run Thurs., June 12 from 4-8pm; Fri., June 13 and Sat., June 14 from 11am-4pm. Free admission. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

A Chorus Line Theatre Night and Auction – Join us at the Bellingham

Theatre Guild (1600 H St.) on Thurs., June 12 from 6:30-10pm for an evening of fun and food and festivities! You’ll enjoy appetizers and beverages prior to a fabulous performance from a group of talented local artists in their performance of the Broadway musical A Chorus Line, which remains the sixth longest-running Broadway show ever. We’ll have dessert and coffee during intermission and a chance to bid on great silent auction items! Proceeds benefit Bellingham Senior Activity

Center programs. Tickets are $25 at the door, Village Books, Community Food Co-op or Bellingham Senior Activity Center. More info: 360-733-4030, cbell@wccoa.org or www.wccoa.org.

Bellingham Fete & Car Show – The

2nd Annual Bellingham Fete & Car Show, featuring live music and activities for all ages, will be presented Father’s Day, Sun., June 15, from 10am-6pm at Wilson Motors (1100 Iowa St., Bellingham). Four bands – The Walrus, Sweet Dominiques, The Atlantics and MicroScopic Giant – will perform throughout the festival. Attendees will enjoy the car show, which drew 250 vehicles last year. Ten local or in-state breweries will come together for Hops for Hospice. A variety of food booths, artwork and children’s activities will also be presented. Proceeds benefit Whatcom Hospice. Free admission. More info: 360676-0600, peten@wilsonmotors.com or www.wilsonmotors.com/bellinghamfete.

Village Books Anniversary Benefit for the Whatcom Literacy Council –

Join Village Books and The Atlantics on Wed., June 18, 6-10pm, for a celebration at the Boundary Bay Beer Garden (1407 Railroad Ave., Bellingham) benefitting the Whatcom Literacy Council. Tickets are $35 and include appetizers, the first beer (or other beverage) and an evening of music by the boogie, pop-rock and blues-playing Atlantics. Tickets are available at Village

International magic pioneer Crystal needs the community’s help to execute the greatest magic trick of her life: recover from cancer. Fun filled events, rides and performances for all ages including magic, aerials, juggling, and more! Before the event and during intermission, there’s a chance to ride on the orbitron giant human gyroscope, get your face painted and buy raffle tickets and snacks. Music by Clearbrook Dixieland Jazz, The Swing Gang, Valerie Gallagher, and Mary Gossard. All proceeds go directly to paying Crystal’s medical bills. Sponsors, donations, and enthusiastic attendees needed. Bring cash, checkbook or just your smiling face. The benefit will be held on Sat., June 7 at 6:30pm at The Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., Suite 102, Bellingham. Admission is $15. More info: 206-794-0340, jewelofmagicbenefit@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/events/264398740404866/.

Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens – This event is a

fundraiser for Skagit Valley College’s Music and Drama Department’s participation in the world famous Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland in August. Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens is a song cycle which features songs and monologues inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology. Each of the monologues is written from the perspective of characters who’ve died from AIDS, and the songs represent the feelings

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Books and on BrownPaperTickets.com. Act now, as there are a limited number of spots. Doors open at 6pm, music starts at 7pm. All ages until 10pm, 21 and over after 10pm. More info: 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or http://www.villagebooks.com/event/ village-books-anniversary-benefitwhatcom-literacy-council.

Summer Solstice Celebration –

Mount Vernon Arts Commission Summer Solstice Celebration will be held Thurs., June 19, 6-8:30pm (preview begins at 5:30pm), on the Riverwalk next to the Tulip Tower in downtown Mount Vernon. Come celebrate the arrival of summer with artists, art lovers, and local community. Food, libations and live music will be a part of the seasonal fun. Tickets can be bought at the door for $35. Patio umbrellas and furniture painted by local artists will be auctioned off to support the work of the Mount Vernon Arts Commission. More info: 360-336-6215, 360-982-5674, or kenyonstreetsue@hotmail.com.

Wine Tasting for Scholarships –

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Bellingham presents its annual wine tasting scholarship fundraiser on Sat., June 21, 3-6pm, at Mount Baker Vineyards (4298 Mt. Baker Hwy., Everson). Featured are samplings, a winery tour, hors d’oeuvres, live music, showings of art and collectibles, and raffles for gift baskets or a handmade quilt. The funds raised will benefit scholarships for women at WWU, WCC, BTC, and NWIC. Admission is $30. More info: 360-671-5518.

Brown Bag: Birding 101 & 102 with Ken Salzman – Join the growing ranks of

bird watchers on Thurs., June 5 & 19 at 12:30pm in the Whatcom Museum Old City Hall (121 Prospect St., Bellingham). Learn the basics: how to identify birds, where to find them, birding etiquette, and using binoculars and field guides. Salzman has been birding and photographing birds throughout North America for over 25 years. Brown Bags are supported by Village Books in Historic Fairhaven. Admission is $3 suggested donation / free for Museum members. More info: 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

June Workshops at BellinghamART – BellinghamART (1701 Ellis St., Studio 203) is offering these classes in June: Drawing and Painting Portraits Workshop (teen and adult), June 23-27, 1:30-4:30pm, $200. • Figure Drawing Workshop, June 30-July 3, 1:30-4:30pm, $180. Info and to register: info@bellinghamart.com , 360738-8379 or www.bellinghamart.com.

Bellingham Central Lions Club Golf Tourney and Auction – This charity

event will be held Thurs., June 26 from 8am-5pm at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club (3729 Meridian St.). Our focus for giving this year is The Royal Family Kids Camp, which provides a positive camping experience to battered and abused children in Whatcom County. This year for the first time ever, one player will have a chance to win a One Million Dollar hole-in-one! This tournament is our single largest fundraiser and a fun-filled day. Sponsors include Swinomish Casino and Lodge, Peoples Bank and CH2MHILL. Sponsorships from $125-$1000. Info: 360-920-3801, ron2chris@comcast.net or www.lionsgolftourney.com.

Night of Entertainment Fundraiser: Magnificent McNeelys – Ferndale

Senior Center presents the Magnificent McNeelys for our Evening of Entertainment fundraiser on Thurs., June 26 from 7-9pm. Snack and beverage bar open during intermission. Tickets are $15 and can be bought at the Ferndale Senior Center (1999 Cherry St.). Admission is $15. More info: 360-384-6244, karma.ferndaleseniorcenter@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/FerndaleSeniorActivityCenter.

Bluegrass Bash – Celebrate and support

Animals as Natural Therapy at the annual Bluegrass Bash fundraising event on Sat., July 12 from 2-7pm at Windy Acres Farm (721 Van Wyck Rd., Bellingham). Listen and dance to live traditional bluegrass music, partake in a fabulous BBQ and variety of scrumptious food, experience animal encounters of many kinds, participate in activities and games for all ages, and help raise funds for the programs that heal hearts and transform lives of at-risk teens, children, families, veterans and elders in our community. Admission is $20 adult / $10 youth / $40 family of 4. More info: 360-671-3509, AnimalsAsNaturalTherapy@comcast.net or www.AnimalsAsNaturalTherapy.org.

Summer Trips and Tours Sponsored by the Whatcom County Council on Aging – Upcoming trips and tours include

Vancouver Island and Victoria’s Butchart Garden (June 9-12, $675); Mariners vs. Padres in Seattle (June 17, $67); B.C. Bird Sanctuary and Waterfront (June 24, $74); Vancouver Gourmet Food and Cooking Show (June 26, $94); Leavenworth: Little Bavaria and Musicals (July 23-25, $495); Chicago City: History, Art, Architecture (Sept. 2-6, $1899); and Canyon Country: Utah and Nevada (Sept. 28-Oct. 2, $999). More info and registration: 360-733-4030, bsacintern@gmail.com or www.wccoa.org.

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Fantasy Rules!

Bard Celebrates 25th Season from 2006. Gibson is the Associate secretly marry Posthumus. The enthralling Artistic Director of Bard on the Beach and story that follows is driven by love, Not only is Vancouver, B.C.’s Bard on his interpretations are the stuff of…well… jealousy, betrayal and redemption and the Beach celebrating a milestone… old fantasy. Equally talented Meg Roe will features a host of memorable characters, Bill himself turned 450 this year. The direct The Tempest as the other mainstage including one of Shakespeare’s most world-class Shakespeare Festival has a production. Her previous production of finely etched female leads. double treat in store for Northwest the classic was staged in 2008. Both Rounding out the second stage season theatregoers: a pairing of the Bard’s two fantasies will feature actors familiar to is another in the series of Bard fantasies. productions written “We are very excited by modern to celebrate our 25 years playwrights, but set of bringing Shakespeare in Shakespeare’s to life in Vancouver,” said universe. Bard Artistic Director Equivocation, Christopher Gaze. “To written by salute that legacy, we are playwright Bill Cain, revisiting two productions is directed by the that our audiences truly Belfry Theatre loved. It is our birthday (Victoria, B.C.) gift to Vancouver as we Artistic Director and the rest of the world Michael Shamata celebrate the 450th (a co-production anniversary year of with the Belfry). Shakespeare’s birth. I’m Palace intrigue proud and confident that and backstage it will be a landmark humor share the season.” spotlight in this Those enamored of entertaining ode to Rachel Cairns plays Imogen in the Bard on A Midsummer Night’s the Beach production of Cymbeline. art, politics and the Dream will be in Scott Bellis plays Bottom in the Bard on the Beach dangers of Elizabethan heaven this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. negotiating both. year. We’ve already had Benjamin Bard audiences as well King James’ Prime Britten’s opera version at Western as some new faces. Minister has charged Shag (William Washington University, Northwest Ballet’s In keeping with the tradition of Shakespeare) with writing the “true interpretation is coming in June, and Free presenting Shakespeare’s lesser-known history” of Guy Fawkes and the Key Productions will be staging an August works on the Douglas Campbell Studio Gunpowder Plot. The playwright production set in and around that Stage, a seven-actor version of Cymbeline struggles to figure out where fiction stops fabulous tree behind the Firehouse will highlight the season. Anita Rochon of and the facts may lead – without losing Performing Arts Center. Chop Theatre directs. his head in the process. Bard’s version is a reimagining of the All is not as it appears after Imogen As always with a Bard season, there will beloved Dean Paul Gibson production defies her father, King Cymbeline, to be a plethora of special events lighting up Vancouver’s lovely Vanier Park, from a barbecue to a wine tasting to a fight night highlighting the work of three top fight choreographers. These productions tend to sell out quickly, so it behooves the Bardaholic to make reservations soon. The performance schedule and full site and event information can be found on the Bard website at www.bardonthebeach.org. For more information and tickets, call the Bard Box Office at 604-739-0559, (toll free) 1-877-739-0559 or order online through the site. Ticket prices (adults) include all fees and taxes and are $47 (Cdn.) for evening performances and $33-$35 (Cdn.) for previews, matinees and long weekend evenings. Prices for special events, groups and multi-play ticket package discounts can be found on the Bard website.

by Christopher Key

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BAAY Will Produce Two Musicals For Summer 2014 by Zoe Bronstein Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, or BAAY, will present two musicals for the summer 2014 season. Kaleb Van Rijswijck, currently a student at Roosevelt University and alum of the non-profit children’s theater, will direct both The Music Man and 13. Bellingham local Steve Barnes will collaborate with Van Rijswijck on the projects. The large-scale The Music Man by Meredith Willson will feature a cast of 9-to-15year-olds. Con man Harold Hill travels to River City, Iowa to cheat the townspeople with an elaborate scheme, but ends up falling for the town’s misunderstood librarian. The musical boasts the well known, much beloved Seventy-Six Trombones, Goodnight My Someone, ’Til There Was You, and more. Jason Robert Brown’s contemporary piece, 13, tells the coming-of-age story of a young boy dealing with his Bar Mitzvah, his parent’s divorce, and middle school. “It’s going to be an experience where students will be pushed to their limits,” says Van Rijswijck. Older students of BAAY, between the ages of twelve and sixteen, will be featured in this challenging musical. BAAY’s founder, David Post, says Van Rijswijck “is a major creative force and can bring so much to the table, from being choreographer to lighting and set designer to stage director. What is great about Kaleb is he gets it all done with a light touch, happy along the way… He has the ability to help the beginner feel encouraged and can help the more advanced student get pushed to a higher level. His attention to detail and his ability to be a great role model make him a wonderful instructor.” The Music Man runs July 9-12 at 7pm, and July 12-13 at 2pm. 13 runs July 17-19 at 7pm, and July 19-20 at 2pm. Stay tuned at www.baay.org for more information and tickets.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Three

Rivers Educational Cooperative presents an abridged version of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, at the Mount Baker Theater (104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham) on Sun., June 1 at 2pm. All proceeds go to scholarships for the school. Admission is free for kids 5 and under / $5 for kids 6-12 / $10 general / $25 family pack (2 adults and kids). More info: 360-861-6133 or www.ThreeRiversCooperative.org.

King Lear – The Lincoln Theatre presents

a recorded broadcast of the National Theatre’s King Lear on Sun., June 1 at 2pm. Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns

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to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Lincoln Theatre is located at 712 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon. Admission is $15 general / $13 seniors / $11 students / $2 off members. More info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

Student One-Act Play Festival –

Come see Whatcom Community College students perform in plays and monologues written and directed by their fellow students. The Student One-Act Play Festival will be held Thurs.-Sat., June 5-7, at 7:30pm at WCC’s Heiner Theatre. These plays are enjoyable for all ages! If you are (continued on page 8)

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looking for a good laugh, or just want to be drawn into the drama, come join us for a fun night of acting! Admission is $5. More info: 360-676-0810, glarge@whatcom.ctc.edu or www.facebook.com/pages/WCC-TheaterProductions/593914404023748?ref=br_tf.

Disney’s My Son Pinocchio – The

classic tale of an aging toymaker and his puppet, Pinocchio, takes on timely issues in Disney’s My Son Pinocchio. Grammy Award-winner and master melodist Stephen Schwartz adds a compelling score of original songs to the beloved classics “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings.” This family-friendly

musical is appropriate for all audiences and is a magical mix of heartwarming fairy tale and action-packed adventure. Performances are at Lynden Christian High School (515 Drayton St.) on: Fri. & Sat., June 6 & 7 at 7:30pm; and Sat., June 7 at 2pm. Admission is $15 adults / $12 seniors and kids 12 & under. More info: NWTG@nwtg.org or www.nwtg.org.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – The Lincoln Theatre

presents the National Theatre’s broadcast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on Sun., June 8 at 2pm. Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, this play has been hailed by The Times as “a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle.” Winner of 7 Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best New Play. Lincoln Theatre is located at 712 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon. Admission is $15 general / $13 seniors / $11 students / $2 off members. More info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

”A Small Family Business” – The

Lincoln Theatre presents a live, day of broadcast of National Theatre’s A Small Family Business on Thurs., June 12 at 7:30pm and an encore broadcast on Sun., June 22 at 2pm. A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Awardwinning playwright Alan Ayckbourn, A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play. Admission is $15 general / $13 seniors / $11 students / $2 off members. More info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

Border Songs – Bellingham Theatre

Works, in association with Village Books, presents Border Songs, the stage adaptation of Jim Lynch’s beloved book about life on the Washington/Canadian border. Border Songs explores the tensions, struggles, law and lawlessness at the Peace Arch border through the eyes of Brandon, a quirky, dyslexic, socially-awkward border patrolman. A cast of ten plays over twenty different characters, including drug smugglers, massage therapists, illegal immigrants, EPA agents, farmers, and surly border dwellers. Performances will be held at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center (1314 Harris Ave., Bellingham) on: Thurs.-Sat., June 19-21 at 7:30pm; Sun., June 22 at 2pm; Thurs., July 3 and Sat., July 5 at 7:30pm. Performances will also be held at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre (Lynden) on: Thurs. and Sat., June 26 & 28 at 7:30pm; Sun., June 29 at 2pm; and Thurs.-Sat., July 10-12 at 7:30pm. Admission is $15. More info: 360-2961753, steve@LyonsConsultants.com or www.BellinghamTheatreWorks.org.

NSEA Habitat Restoration Work Party – An NSEA Habitat Restoration

period piece and a brilliantly timeless work of musical theater about talented people who are striving to achieve their dreams – or at least to make a living. Tightly interwoven with the stories is the rhythmic, gleaming score, which mixes a range of mid-20th-century pop, jazz, classical and Broadway sounds. Vital and exuberant! Performances will be held at the Bellingham Theatre Guild (1600 H St.) on: June 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28 at 7:30pm; and June 15, 22 & 29 at 2pm. Admission is $8-$14. More info: 360-733-

Work Party will be held on Sat., June 7 from 9am-noon at Happy Valley Park in Bellingham. Come join NSEA and help restore streamside habitat for salmon by removing invasive plants. We’ll bring the tools and gloves; just wear sturdy shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Refreshments are provided by The Bagelry, the Community Food Co-op, Starbucks Coffee, and Tony’s Coffee & Teas. Volunteers do not need to sign up with NSEA before a work party. Parking is available in the parking lot of the Whatcom Farmers Co-op (formerly The Market) off of Old Fairhaven Parkway. Follow the signs to the blue NSEA tent and sign in. Free admission. More info: 360-715-0283, aferderer@n-sea.org or www.n-sea.org.

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Cooking Class: Breakfast Better –

Join Megan Gordon, author of WholeGrain Mornings and owner of Seattlebased Marge Granola in a demonstration of four delicious morning recipes (apricot pistachio granola, zucchini farro cakes, gruyere souffle, and blueberry breakfast bars) on Tues., June 3 at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme Catering (207 Unity St., Bellingham). Cost is $48. More info: 360-733-1267, info@ciaothyme.com or www.ciaothyme.com.

Incognito Dinner – Incognito is Ciao

Thyme’s unconventional dinner series featuring a prix fixe mystery menu for the adventurous eater! The menu features a minimum of 6 courses served convivially in our beautiful dining room. Sit at our grand, family-style tables and have the opportunity to meet and converse with new people. Conviviality is encouraged, and reservations are essential. Wine and beer available for purchase. Dietary restrictions? Please call us to discuss. Join

us for the Incognito Dinner on Thurs., June 5 from 6-9pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St., Bellingham. Cost is $68. More info: 360-733-1267, info@ciaothyme.com or www.ciaothyme.com.

Summer Camps

June Events at the Bellingham Farmers Market – Special things are

happening at the Bellingham Farmers Market in June! On the first Saturday of the month, enjoy 20% off selected items, as well as a chance to talk with Master Gardeners. On the second Saturday, tickle your taste buds with “Sample the Market” demos, followed by “Chef in the Market” on the third Saturday of the month. On the last Saturday of the month, it’s “Kids’ Vending Day,” featuring unique items you definitely won’t see anywhere else! The Bellingham Farmers Market is held on Railroad Ave., between Chestnut and Maple Streets. Free admission. More info: market@bellinghamfarmers.org , www.bellinghamfarmers.org or 360-647-2060.

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17th Annual Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition –

Twelve international artists from the United States, Canada & Hong Kong are featured in the magnificent gardens at the U.S./Canada border through Oct. 1, at Peace Arch International Park. Include Washington State’s and British Columbia’s premier outdoor art gallery in your summer recreation plan. To view the free exhibit or download a tour brochure, visit: http://peacearchpark.org/sculpture.htm. A Washington Parks Discover Pass is required for parking (no parking fees June 7, 8, 14, July 25, Sept. 27). More info: 360-332-7165, info@peacearchpark.org or www.peacearchpark.org.

Jim Wheeler: New Acrylic Abstract Paintings – Jim Wheeler exhibits his new acrylic abstraction paintings at the Whatcom Educational Credit Union (Fairhaven branch, 1225 Harris Ave., Bellingham) through July 19. Exhibit can be viewed during regular bank hours, 9am-5pm. Free admission. More info: trish.harding@studoufo.net, 360-3196115 or www.studioufo.net.

Call For Artists: 8th Annual Stilettos on Parade Art Show – Looking for

artists or non-artists to decorate high heeled shoes for our 8th Annual Stilettos on Parade Art Show on Fri., June 20. All entries will be put on display during the Fairhaven Summer Solstice Art Walk. High heeled shoes to decorate can be picked up at 12th Street Shoes in Fairhaven (1204 Harris Ave.). All shoes must be returned by Tues., June 17. Awards will be given for the People’s Choice and the Gals of 12th Street Shoes’ favorite. Free. Info: info@12thstreetshoes.com , 360-733-2066 or www.12thstreetshoes.com.

Children’s Spring Art Show – Enjoy

the art created by selected students from the Kendall, Acme and Harmony Elementary schools. The work will be on display in the Deming Library meeting room (5044 Mt. Baker Hwy.) during library hours through June 13. Sponsored by the Mount Baker School District and Friends of the Deming Library. Free. More info: 360-305-3600 or www.wcls.org.

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Quilt Exhibits – Color in Time of

Depression Exhibit – Quilts made during the 1930s Depression years often display bright colors in spite of the hard times. These cheerful quilts brightened the lives of the makers and their families. On display through June will be selected quilts from the Schlotterback Collection. The Collection includes quilts spanning more than 50 years. • Made by Hand: Marianne Burr Quilt Exhibit – Hand-painted designs on silk, embellished with a complex design of applique and hand-stitching (a Kantha stitch variation), seem to catch the light and seem to glow from within. • Suzanis and Crazy Quilts: Recent Acquisitions from the Miriam Wosk Family Trust – This exhibit highlights a collection of crazy quilts and embroidered suzanis that were gifted to the Museum by the Miriam Wosk Family Trust in late 2012. The quilts and suzanis were collected by California artist Miriam Wosk (1947-2010) over her lifetime, and they served as inspiration pieces for her elaborate collage and painted works. The Museum will also have images of select works from Miriam Wosk as examples of how textiles influenced her art. • Museum hours are Wed.-Sun., 11am-5pm. Admission is $7 and includes all exhibits. More info: kathleen@laconnerquilts.org, 360-466-4288 or www.laconnerquilts.org.

2014 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival: Call for Entries – The 2014 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival is an international juried and judged show sponsored by the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum. Categories include: Traditional Quilts, Art Quilts, Wearable Art, and Fiber Art. Best of Show, first place winners in each category, and the Merit of Award winners, will be featured in a special exhibit at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum from Oct. 9-Nov. 23, 2014. Fee per entry is $20 Museum members / $30 general per entry. Deadline for entry is midnight PST, Mon., June 30. More info: 360-466-4288, info@laconnerquilts.org or www.laconnerquilts.org.

Artwood, a Gallery of Fine Woodworking – For June, Artwood will

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madrona from Harstine Island and flowering cherrywood from a neighbor’s tree. Mirrors and other items will also be on display! Ray will be in the gallery during the Summer Solstice Walk, Fri., June 20 from 5-8pm. The gallery is open 7 days a week (Mon.-Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm) at 1000 Harris Ave. in historic Fairhaven. More info: 360-647-1628, artwood@qwestoffice.net or www.artwoodgallery.com.

Magnificent Mosaics by Michael Laboon at Good Earth Pottery – June

featured artist, Michael Laboon, is a master of handmade tile mosaics. Laboon carefully rolls a thin slab of clay from which he hand-cuts the shapes that will create an image or scene. After firing, he arranges the tile pieces back together like a giant jigsaw puzzle, joins them with grout, and they’re ready to be hung on or installed in a wall. Meet the artist during the Fairhaven Solstice Art Walk on Fri., June 20 from 5-8pm at Good Earth Pottery (in Historic Fairhaven). Free. More info: 360-6713998, theteam@goodearthpots.com or www.goodearthpots.com.

Everything You Wanted to Know about Printmaking (But Were Afraid to Ask) – What’s the difference between

relief, intaglio, planographic, and serigraphic processes? Learn this and more from the engaging team of Dillon Gisch, Director of Antique and Modern Works on Paper and Miranda K. Metcalf, Director of Contemporary Works of Paper at Davidson Galleries in Seattle, Washington. Join us for this presentation on Sun., June 1 at 2pm at Whatcom Museum Old City Hall (121 Prospect St., Bellingham). Admission is $3 suggested donation / free for Museum members. More info: 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

painting in a studio have not been universally available to seniors. The painting is fun, whimsical, and colorful, and perhaps most importantly, can be painted in two hours. Cost includes 16x20 canvas, painting materials, use of smock, and complimentary beverage. Cost is $34.95. More info: 360-733-1471 or robert@uptownart.com.

June Offerings at Studio UFO – Open

Studio Painting Wednesdays with Trish Harding, June 4, 11, 18, 25, 10am-3pm, $180 / $50 per session (must specify which dates). • Open Studio Painting Thursdays with Trish Harding, June 5, 12, 19, 26, 10am-3pm, $225 / $50 per session (must specify which dates). • June Art Walk – Studio UFO will show Oil Paintings by Trish Harding on Fri., June 6, 6-10pm. Admission is free. • Figure Drawing Clothed, Tues., June 10, 10am-noon, $16 + $2 minimum model tip, pre-registration required. • Studio UFO is located at 301 W. Holly St., M-4, Bellingham. Info: 360319-6115, trish.harding@studioufo.net or www.studioufo.net.

First Thursdays Artist Reception –

The Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden) is proud to present our Second Annual Juried Cup Show! Join us for the opening reception on Thurs., June 5 from 6-8pm and view the innovative cups made by regional ceramicists. We’ll be presenting the People’s Choice Award during the reception. Ongoing exhibits include “In Balance” (paintings by Vikki Jackson and ceramic vessels by Brian O’Neill), new paintings by Laurie Potter, “Seeing Things” (photography by John D’Onofrio), works by JAC ceramics students, offset lithographs of watercolor paintings by Nancy Taylor Stonington, and our Summer Community Exhibit. Free. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. (more art on page 12)

June Offerings at Baker Creek Ceramic Studio – Baker Creek Ceramic

Studio (4058 Hammer Dr., #105, Bellingham) is offering the following classes and workshops in June: Clay Club with Deb McCunn, Thursdays, June 5-26, 1-4pm, $92. • Introduction to Ceramics: Exploring Clay, Tuesdays, June 10-July 8, 6-9pm, plus 2 open studio Saturdays, $160. • All About Texture and Surfaces, Wednesdays, June 11-July 9, 1-4pm, plus 2 open studio Saturdays, $170. • Introduction to Clay and Extruded Forms, Wednesdays, June 11-July 9, 6-9pm, plus 2 open studio Saturdays, $160. More info and to register: 360-3935458, bakercreekceramics@gmail.com or www.bakercreekceramics.com.

Art Workshops at JAC – Jansen Art

Center is offering the following art workshops in June: Introduction to Drawing Portraits, Mondays, June 2, 9, 16 & 23, 10:30am-noon, $65. Instructor: Trisha Dawn Coggins. • Beginning Jewelry, Tuesdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 & July 1, 11am-4pm, $185. Instructor: Judith Gauthier. • Creative Photographic Vision, Wednesdays, June 4 & 11, 5-8pm, $75. Instructor: Mark Bergsma. • Father’s Day Square Knot Bracelet Workshop, Sat., June 7, 11am-4pm, $65. Instructor: Judith Gauthier. • How to Solder Workshop, Fri., June 27, 11am-4pm, $55. Instructor: Judith Gauthier. Jansen Art Center is located at 321 Front St., Lynden. Info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

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2014 Juried Artist Series: Love of Land – The Allied Arts Gallery Love of

Land exhibit embodies the earth in two-dimensional art. Ranging from desert landscapes to moonlit painting on hemp, this collection shows a variety of different land all-encompassed on one earth. The exhibit can be viewed through June 28 at Allied Arts Gallery (1418 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham) during regular gallery hours (Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat., noon-5pm). An opening reception will be held Fri., June 6 from 6-9pm. Free admission. More info: 360-676-8548, katy@alliedarts.org or www.alliedarts.org.

Blue Musings at Modern Classics –

The first installment of Sharon Kingston’s exploration into using color as a language will focus on blue. These paintings were inspired by Tori Amos’ new song 16 Shades of Blue, Rainer Rilke’s poetic descriptions of blue in his book Letters on Cezanne and a work by Bellingham’s conceptual artist Prentiss Cole titled Blue Musings. The intent of the work is to lyrically abstract the associations and emotions we have with the color and idea of blue and express these possibilities through paint and canvas without the use of objective imagery, therefore providing an escape into color, form and mark (continued middle column, next page)

International Art Festival at Peace Arch Park June 20-22 No other event in the region brings the perfect combination of fine arts, music, gourmet food, and boutique wine together as the International Art Festival at Peace Arch Park, an out of the ordinary cultural experience at its most sophisticated level. Celebrating its second year bringing fine art accessible to both sides of the U.S./ Canada border, the International Art Festival is a 3 day event running from June 20-22, nestled in the beautiful gardens of Peace Arch Park. The festival showcases fine works of art including paintings, fused glass, fine jewelry, mixed media, and pottery among other art disciplines. The cultural tapestry of the festival will be framed by the echoing sounds of live blues music on Friday, a world beat on Saturday and jazz on Sunday. The music is provided by some of the region’s most renowned musicians. The event is wrapped by the Painting by returning artist flavors and aromas of gourmet Chi E Shenan Westin, Boise, Idaho. food by the chefs at C.A.T.C.H. Culinary, featuring local ingredients ensuring the best quality while supporting the local community and creating a unique and personalized dining experience, Enjoy the region’s best selection of award-winning wines by Samson Estates Winery, showcasing the well-balanced flavors of Washington fruits. Kulshan Brewing Company will provide the beer, indulging the different preferences of the guests. Make sure to take home a piece of art that will be treasured for generations to come. Shop – dine – enjoy the cultural tapestry of the International Art Festival at Peace Arch Park with a view of Semiahmoo Bay and San Juan Islands. For our Semiahmoo guests the historic Plover ferry will be running from Semiahmoo Spit to Blaine Harbor Marina where assigned transportation will be available for visitors coming to the International Art Festival. Visitors from Canada will not need to go through the border checkpoint when parking on the Canadian side of the Peace Arch. Easy walk-in access to the festival at the Peace Arch provincial parking lot is located at the border crossing directly off the south-bound exit on Hwy. 99. The festival is free to attend and free parking will be available in the north half of the parking lot, as well as on 2nd Street and C Street. Those with Washington State Discover Passes will have access to free parking anywhere in the park. For more information on the Discover Pass, please visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov. Hours are 11am-5pm on Fri., June 20, and 10am-5pm on Sat. & Sun., June 21 & 22. For more information about the International Art Festival at Peace Arch Park, please visit www.peacearchart.org.

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On Saturday, June 21, La Conner’s Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA), 121 S. First St., will hold its 22nd annual Art Auction, the largest fundraiser of the year for the museum. Doors open at 5pm. With some 350 pieces by emerging and master artists, the auction includes a range of styles with something for everyone – from paintings, prints, photographs, and glass to sculpture, ceramics, art jewelry, and textiles. The event includes a silent auction, a juried live auction of some 70 pieces, as well as wine, beer, and appetizers catered by 11 local businesses, such as Wild Iris, Nell Thorn, and Chuckanut Manor. The silent auction takes place in the Museum and will Strip Container #2 by roll out the art in Lanny Bergner. four sections of (bronze, brass, 20-minute copper & aluminum intervals. The live mesh, glass frit) auction begins at 7:15pm in an outdoor tent, kicking off with the exciting Golden Raffle ticket drawing. A $100 Golden Raffle ticket allows you to enter the drawing, and one lucky winner is entitled to choose a piece from the live auction for no extra cost (you must be present to win). Only 100 Golden Raffle tickets are available. On Friday evening (June 20), from 5-8pm, ticket holders are also invited to the Museum to watch several artists at work. Free events: On Friday, June 20, from noon-5pm, the public is invited to watch several artists at work in the Museum. On Saturday, June 21 from noon-5pm, the auction’s artwork will be on display for preview. This year, MoNA went admission-free on March 1, and the Museum hopes to keep it that way. The art auction helps achieve this goal, in addition to funding education programs and exhibitions. MoNA thanks its four key sponsors: Skagit State Bank, US Bank, Holland Health Services, and Dunlap Towing for making the event possible. Regular auction tickets are $100 each and may be purchased online, by phone at 360-466-4446, ext. 112, or by visiting the Museum Store. For more info, visit www.monamuseum.org.

making. The exhibit is showing at Modern Classics Furniture + Art, 1418 N. State Street, Bellingham. Opening reception is Fri., June 6 during Art Walk from 6-9pm. The exhibit continues during store hours, Wed.-Sat. from noon-5pm. Info: 360-3933826 or www.sharonkingston.com.

Meet the Artists at the new Bay Street Studios – Come meet the artists

at the new Bay Street Studios during the Downtown Bellingham Art Walk on Fri., June 6, 6-9pm. The artists include: Carrelyn Banner, Ethereal Acrylic Artist; Catherine Brown Schellenburg, Handmade Fiber Arts & Acrylics; Darcy McEvoy, Colored Pencil & Pastels; Heidi V. Wood, Acrylics & Oils; Jenny Chatterton, Honor Your Journey; Lorraine Day, Photography; Pat Fisher, Custom Hand Weaving, Knitting & Fiber Arts; Vicki Grabicki, Acrylics; and last but not least, Wendelin Dunlap, Recycled Artwork & Treasures. We will have artist demos and refreshments and you will have a chance to see our working studio space where we create and have fun! Join us at Bay Street Village, 301 W. Holly St., upstairs at U-8. Admission is free. More info: 360-671-3999, banner4art@yahoo.com.

variation of a Kantha stitch, combined with her hand painted silk fabrics, creates a surface rich in texture and color. Burr’s work has been featured in prestigious art quilt shows, exhibitions, and publications around the globe, including the US, Brazil, Japan, France, Australia, and Germany. Admission is $7 and includes all exhibits. More info: kathleen@laconnerquilts.org , www.laconnerquilts.org or 360-466-4288.

Exhibit by Artist Sam Moore –

Mixed media work by local artist Sam Moore will be on display in the Deming Library meeting room (5044 Mt. Baker Hwy.) during library open hours from June 16-July 26. Free admission. More info: 360-305-3600 or www.wcls.org.

Summer Celebration of the Arts –

The Artists of the Waterfront Studios invite you into their studios for their Summer Art Gala on Fri., June 6 from 6-10pm (1220 Central Ave., Bellingham). You’ll find art to eat from, art to fill the sonic space, art to hang on your walls, from your ears and around your neck, art to put your credit cards in, and art to hug. Joining in the celebration are the musicians collectively known as Lindsay Street. Free admission.

Saturdays with Marianne Burr –

Beginning Sat., June 7 from 11am-5pm, Marianne Burr will be in her exhibit at La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum (703 S. 2nd St.) to talk with visitors. Burr’s unique

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Elements of Custom Frame Design – After you have finished the painting and signed your name, what’s next? In this presentation, you will learn how to choose the frame design to best display and preserve your artwork in a gallery and/or your home. To mat or not to mat, that is the question! Sheri Wright, the owner of Fourth Corner Frames, will share her invaluable knowledge in this two-hour event on Tues., June 17, 10am-noon, at Studio UFO, 301 W. Holly St., M-4, Bellingham. Admission is $10. Info: 360319-6115, Trish.harding@studioufo.net or www.studioufo.net.

Art and Sculpture Walking Tour of Whatcom’s Campus – Spend a lingering June evening on Whatcom’s beautiful campus for a guided walking tour of the College’s impressive art works and sculptures. Trish Harding, local artist and Community Education art instructor, and Nathan Langstraat, Whatcom’s Vice President for Administrative Services, will co-host the tour which promises to be fascinating, entertaining, and rich in art and architectural detail. Bring a friend and discover intriguing and awe-inspiring works of art and architecture as you take an enchanting stroll around the campus. There is no fee for this tour, but preregistration is required as space is limited. Join us at WCC’s Heiner #209 on Thurs., June 19, 6:30-8pm. More info: 360-3833000, trish.harding@studioufo.net or www.whatcom.ctc.edu.

Fairhaven’s Annual Summer Solstice Walk – Come celebrate the start of

summer on Fri., June 20 from 5-8pm with artful festivities in Historic Fairhaven! The following businesses will be staying open late with special features and artist receptions: Artwood, Good Earth Pottery, 12th Street Shoes, Drizzle, Whatcom Art Market, Renaissance Celebration, Whimsey, A Lot of Flowers, The Silvery Moon, Colophon Cafe, Bead Bazaar, The Garden Room, Bay to Baker Trading Company, Skylark’s Cafe, Fairhaven Toy Garden, Village Books, Paper Dreams, and Blue Horizon Clothing Company. Look for the yellow sunshine flags to find participating venues. Free admission. More info: www.fairhaven.com.

Artist Road Trip: Chihuly Garden and Glass at the Seattle Center – Spend summer solstice (Sat., June 21) at the stunning Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition at the Seattle Center. This unique destination features the grandest display of Dale Chihuly’s signature glass sculptures in the world and, since opening in 2012, the exhibit continues to receive worldwide acclaim. Guided by local artists Trish Harding and Deb McCunn, your day begins at 9am at WCC with a short orientation about the exhibit. We’ll then travel by relaxing coach provided by Bellair Charters, departing for Seattle at 9:30am and leaving for home at 3:30pm. Meet at

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WCC’s Foundation Building #201C. Cost is $85. More info: pre-register at 360-3833000, trish.harding@studioufo.net or www.whatcom.ctc.edu.

AHA! Radical Repetition Print Party –

Design outside the box in this casual creative workshop. Learn to carve a simple relief image of a popular image or personal symbol, print a small edition on repurposed paper, and share your design with others in the workshop to create radical patterns. Open to adults, no prior experience needed, on Thurs., June 26 from 5:307:30pm at the Whatcom Lightcatcher Museum (250 Flora St., Bellingham). Facilitated by Whatcom Museum educator and artist, Mary Jo Maute. Includes materials and refreshments. Admission is $15 general / $10 for Museum members. For info or to register: mmaute@cob.org , 360-778-8961, www.whatcommuseum.org.

Plein Air Workshop (2 days) –

Follow in the footsteps of the French impressionists who so brilliantly embraced “plein air” painting (painting outdoors). Experience Whatcom’s beautiful campus with its fountains, fields, wetlands, wildlife, and view of Mt. Baker as you paint with local artist Trish Harding as your guide. You’re invited to use the media of your choice – watercolors, pastels, acrylics, or oils. Trish’s individualized instruction makes the class perfect for all skill levels. Bring a sack lunch and whatever supplies you already have for the media of your choice. Meet at Whatcom Community College Cascade Hall #163 on Mondays, June 30 and July 7, 9:30am-3:30pm. Cost is $139. More info: trish.harding@studioufo.net , 360-383-3000 or www.whatcom.ctc.edu.

2014 Juried Artist Series: Ceramics – Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s 2014 Juried Artist Series continues with Ceramics, featuring artists from Cascade Clay Artists. The exhibit ranges from plates to bowls to china sets, and shows the versatility of the artists. The ceramics can be viewed through July 26 at Allied Arts Gallery (1418 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham) during regular gallery hours (Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat., noon-5pm). An opening reception will be held Fri., July 4 from 6-9pm. Free admission. More info: 360-676-8548 or www.alliedarts.org.

Art By The Bay – Join us Sat. & Sun.,

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

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JUNE 2014 SUNDAY 6/1/2014 ”A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Mount Baker Theatre, 2pm, free kids 5 and under / $5 kids 6-12 / $10 general / $25 family pack (2 adults and kids), 360-861-6133, www.ThreeRiversCooperative.org. (pg. 7)

Everything You Wanted to Know about Printmaking (But Were Afraid to Ask),

Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 2pm, $3 suggested donation / free for Museum members, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 11) ”King Lear,” Lincoln Theatre, 2pm, $15 general / $13 seniors / $11 students / $2 off members, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. (pg. 7) Bayshore Symphony Spring Concert, Central Lutheran Church, 3-5pm, $10 suggested donation, 360-724-7300, director@bayshoremusicproject.com or www.bayshoremusicproject.com. (pg. 23)

Whatcom Chorale Spring 2014 Concert: Songs of Peace and Harmony, First

Congregational Church, 3-5pm, $20 adult / $15 seniors and students / $5 under 18, 360-738-7166, www.whatcomchorale.com. (pg. 23) Bellingham Laughter Club, Bellingham’s Elizabeth Park, 4-5pm, free, 360-734-4989, therapeuticstudio@msn.com. TangoLife Milonga, The Majestic, 6:3010:30pm, $12 general / $6 students, 360-739-0685, rebzebb@msn.com or www.allbellinghamtango.com. Mike Allen and Miles Black Duo, Jansen Art Center, 7:30pm, $15, info@jansenartcenter.org, 360-354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 23)

MONDAY 6/2/2014 NSC Weekly Walk, Taylor Dock, 10-11:30am, free, 360-393-3982.

Introduction to Drawing Portraits Workshop (4 days) begins, Jansen Art Center, 10:30amnoon, $65, info@jansenartcenter.org, 360-354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 11)

Whatcom Knitting Guild Monthly Meeting, Squalicum Yacht Club, noon-3pm, free, whatcomknitting@gmail.com. (pg. 29)

The Many Faces of Clay (4-days) begins,

Jansen Art Center, 12:30-2pm, $85, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 34) Seniors’ Day Out, Uptown Art Studio, 2-4pm, $34.95, 360-733-1471, robert@uptownart.com. (pg. 11) Poetrynight featuring DobbieReeseNorris @ the Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, 8-10pm, free, 360-778-7230, knbray@cob.org (Katie).

TUESDAY 6/3/2014 Beginning Jewelry Workshop (5 days) begins, Jansen Art Center, 11am-4pm, $185, www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 11) Minecraft, Lynden Library, 2:30-3:30pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 34) Off-the-Shelf Book Club Meeting (“Breakfast at Sally’s” by Richard Lemieux), South Whatcom Library, 3pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 30)

Kiwanis Tuesday Bingo, Elks Club, 6:15-9pm,

$1 per card, 360-734-5566, jgregw@aol.com or www.bellinghamkiwanis.org. Cooking Class: Breakfast Better, Ciao Thyme, 6:30-8:30pm, $48, info@ciaothyme.com, 360-733-1267 or www.ciaothyme.com. (pg. 9) Knights on the Rim Junior Chess Club (ages 6-18), Blaine Library, 6:30-8pm. (pg. 34)

TED Talk Tuesday: Increasing Your Personal Power, Explorations Academy, 7pm, free,

360-671-8085, info@explorationsacademy.org or www.explorationsacademy.org. (pg. 30) Weekly International Folk Dancing, Bay View Civic Hall, 7-9:30pm, $3, 360-391-0601, safdancers@hotmail.com or www.skagitfolkdancers.org. (pg. 33)

West Coast Swing Dance Progressive Lesson, VFW Hall, 7-9pm, $20 per class with purchase of 6 lessons / $25 drop-ins, www.BellinghamWCS.org. (pg. 33)

WEDNESDAY 6/4/2014 Ferndale Toddler Time, Boys & Girls Club of

Ferndale, 10-11:30am, suggested donation of $2 per child / $5 per family, 360-671-3660, info@wcel.net or www.wcel.net. (pg. 34)

Open Studio Painting Wednesdays (4-week session) begins, Studio UFO, 10am-3pm, $180. (pg. 11)

Bellingham Music Club: Heavy Mettle,

Trinity Lutheran Church, 10:30am, free, 360-306-8580, rsnyhowl@q.com or www.millieandthementshn.com. (pg. 23)

Midday Music in the Piano Lounge: Sylvia Bos, Jansen Art Center, noon, no cover,

360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 23)

Explore the Joy of Weaving (3 days) begins,

THURSDAY 6/5/2014 Open Studio Painting Thursdays (4 week session) begins, Studio UFO, 10am-3pm,

$180, trish.harding@studioufo.net, 360-3196115 or www.studioufo.net. (pg. 11)

Brown Bag: Birding 101 with Ken Salzman,

Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 12:30pm, $3 suggested donation / free for Museum members, info@whatcommuseum.org, 360-778-8930 or www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 5) Clay Club (4 days) begins, Baker Creek Ceramic Studio, 1-4pm, $92, 360-393-5458, bakercreekceramics@gmail.com or www.bakercreekceramics.com. (pg. 11) Computer Tutoring (30 min. session), Blaine Library, 2-3:30pm, free, registration required at 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 31) Minecraft, Blaine Library, 3:30-5:30pm. (pg. 34) Science Magic (grades K-5), Island Library, 3:30-4:30pm. (pg. 34) Jacob Davies Junior Voice Recital, WWU PAC Concert Hall, 5pm, free, 360-650-7640, heather.dalberg@wwu.edu or www.wwu.edu/music. (pg. 23) Handbags for Housing (benefit for Lydia Place), Depot Market Square, 5:30pm, $25 / $40 + one gently used handbag, 360-671-7663, www.lydiaplace.org. (pg. 4) Meditation Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com. (pg. 28)

Thursday Night Live in the Piano Lounge: Skip Williams and Robert “Goldtooth” Ray, Jansen Art Center, 5:30-7:30pm, no cover, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Jansen Art Center, 1-3pm, $65 + $10 materials fee, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 29) Minecraft, Ferndale Library, 3-6pm. (pg. 34) Science Magic (grades K-5), Sumas Library, 3:15-4:15pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 34)

Creative Photographic Vision Workshop (2 days) begins, Jansen Art Center, 5-8pm, $75, www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 11)

Healing Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing

Center, 5:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com. (pg. 28) Bellingham Ceili Club Session, Roeder Home, 6-9pm, free (donations appreciated), 360-7397027, bellinghamceiliclub@gmail.com or www.bellinghamceiliclub.com. (pg. 23) Crooked Road (Irish music), Packer’s Oyster Bar at Semiahmoo Resort, 6-9:30pm, no cover, 360-820-0486, jansongs@janpetersmusic.org or www.janpetersmusic.org.

Amazing Annuals: Big Bangs for the Bucks,

Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 7pm, $7 members / $10 general, paterhorst@comcast.net or www.whatcomhortsociety.org. (pg. 29) ”Henry IV: Part 1” (Royal Shakespeare Co.), Limelight Cinema, 7pm, $18, 360-738-0735. (pg. 35)

Mike Allen Quartet (MAQ) Jazz Series,

Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 7:309:30pm, $10, Mike.Allen@wwu.edu, 360-650-3133 or www.mikeallenjazz.com. (pg. 23)

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JUNE 2014 ”An Autumn Afternoon,” Pickford Film Center, 5:45pm, $10.50. (pg. 35)

First Thursdays Artist Reception, Jansen Art

Center, 6-8pm, free, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 11) Incognito Dinner, Ciao Thyme, 6-9pm, $68, 360-733-1267, info@ciaothyme.com or www.ciaothyme.com. (pg. 9) An Introduction to Reiki, Blaine Library, 6:30-8pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 28) Thursday Evening Folk Dance, Fairhaven Branch Library, 7:15-10pm, $5 donation requested / first time free, 360-380-0456.

”In My Life: A Musical Tribute to the Beatles,” Mount Baker Theatre, 7:30-10pm,

$39.99 / $35.99 / $25.99 / $20.99, 360-7346080, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com or www.mountbakertheatre.com. (pg. 24) Student One-Act Play Festival, WWC Heiner Theatre, 7:30pm, $5, 360-676-0810, glarge@whatcom.ctc.edu. (pg. 7) Jammin’ with Texas Jimmy D, Village Inn Pub & Eatery, 8-11pm, free, 360-734-2490. (pg. 24)

FRIDAY 6/6/2014 ”Blast of Freedom” Quilt Show, Downtown

Sedro-Woolley, 10am-6pm, $3, www.woolleyfiberquilters.blogspot.com. (pg. 29) Teen Anime Afternoon, Ferndale Library, 3-5pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 34) Western Line Dancing Class, Ten Mile Grange, newbies at 5:45pm, beginners at 6:30pm, intermediates at 7:30pm, $5, 360-354-4325 or charlene.lenn@gmail.com. (pg. 33)

2014 Juried Artist Series: Love of Land,

Opening Reception, Allied Arts Gallery, 6-9pm, free, 360-676-8548, katy@alliedarts.org or www.alliedarts.org. (pg. 12) Anacortes Gallery Walk, Downtown Anacortes, 6-9pm, free, gallery@scottmilo.com, 360-2936938 or www.anacortesart.com.

Bellingham Scottish Highland Games,

Hovander Homestead Park, Ferndale, 6pm, free today only, www.bhga.org. (pg. 34)

”Blue Musings” Exhibit: Opening Reception, Modern Classics Furniture + Art, 6-9pm, free, 360-393-3826, www.sharonkingston.com. (pg. 12) First Friday Art Walk, Downtown Bellingham, 6-10pm, free, 360-527-8710, lindsey@downtownbellingham.com or www.downtownbellingham.com.

June Art Walk, Studio UFO Gallery, 6-10pm,

free, trish.harding@studioufo.net, 360-3196115 or www.studioufo.net. (pg. 11) June/July Art Show: Artist Reception, Scott Milo Gallery, 6-9pm, free, 360-293-6938, gallery@scottmilo.com or www.scottmilo.com.

Meet the Artists at the new Bay Street Studios, 6-9pm, free, 360-671-3999, banner4art@yahoo.com. (pg. 13)

Summer Celebration of the Arts, Waterfront Artists’ Studios, 6-10pm, free. (pg. 13)

Author Event: Judith Kirscht, Village Books,

7-8pm, free, events@villagebooks.com, 360671-2626 or www.villagebooks.com. (pg. 30) Bellingham Youth Jazz Band, Birch Bay State Park, 7pm, 360-676-5750, www.jazzproject.org. (pg. 24)

Humanities Washington Speaker Series – The New Front Page: 21st Century Journalist and What It Means for You (for adults), Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, 7pm, free, 360-778-7236 (Suzanne), scarlson-prandini@cob.org. (pg. 30) Reading Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 7pm, $5, 360-647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com. (pg. 28) Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio,” Lynden Christian High School, 7:30pm, $15 adults / $12 seniors and kids 12 & under, NWTG@nwtg.org or www.nwtg.org. (pg. 8)

Northwest Ballet Theater: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Mount Baker Theatre,

7:30pm, $18-$35, 360-734-6080, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com or www.mountbakertheatre.com. (pg. 32) Student One-Act Play Festival, WWC Heiner Theatre, 7:30pm, $5, 360-676-0810, glarge@whatcom.ctc.edu. (pg. 7)

Western Washington Student Jazz Band,

WWU PAC Center, 8pm, free admission, http://www.wwu.edu/music/. (pg. 24) New Jack City (Top 40 dance), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SATURDAY 6/7/2014 Bellingham Scottish Highland Games,

Hovander Homestead Park, Ferndale, 8am, $15 / $10 / kids 5 and under, military and veterans free, www.bhga.org. (pg. 34) NSEA Habitat Restoration Work Party, Happy Valley Park, 9am-noon, free, 360-715-0283, aferderer@n-sea.org or www.n-sea.org. (pg. 8) A Day of Sacred Circle Dance, Explorations Academy, 9:30am-9:30pm, $40 suggested donation, 360-671-1395. (pg. 33)

”Blast of Freedom” Quilt Show, Downtown Sedro-Woolley, 10am-6pm, $3. (pg. 29)

Horsehair Raku Workshop, Jansen Art Center, 10am-noon, $20 + $15-$80 pottery cost, www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 29)

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

free, market@bellinghamfarmers.org, 360-647-2060 or www.bellinghamfarmers.org. (pg. 9) NSC Weekly Coffee Hour, Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 10-11:30am, 360-393-3982. Psychic Sampler, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 10am-noon, $15, 360-6477134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com. (pg. 28) Dan the Magic Man (all ages), Everson Library, 10:30-11:30am. (pg. 34) Beading on a Loom (2 days) begins, Jansen Art Center, 11am-3pm, $50 + $10 materials fee, www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 29)

Father’s Day Square Knot Bracelet Workshop,

Jansen Art Center, 11am-4pm, $65, www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 11) Saturdays with Marianne Burr, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 11am-5pm, $7 includes all exhibits, kathleen@laconnerquilts.org, 360-466-4288 or www.laconnerquilts.org. (pg. 13) Speeder Rides, Orchard Place & Orchard Drive intersection, 11am-4pm, $3 adults / $2 kids, bellinghamrailwaymuseum@gmail.com, www.bellinghamrailwaymuseum.org or 360-393-7540. (pg. 31) ”Zatoichi at Large,” Pickford Film Center, 11am, $8.50. (pg. 35)

Artist Demonstration with Jeanne Levasseur,

Scott Milo Gallery, noon-2pm, 360-293-6938, gallery@scottmilo.com. Pickle Ball in the Parking Lot, Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, noon, free, 360-752-3377, www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com. (pg. 28) Dan the Magic Man (all ages), Deming Library, 1-2pm. (pg. 34) One Day Raku Workshop, Jansen Art Center, 1-3:30pm, $20 + $15-$80 pottery cost, www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 29) Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio,” Lynden Christian High School, 2pm, $15 / $12. (pg. 8)

Traditional Jazz featuring Ain’t No Heaven Seven, VFW Hall, 2-5pm, $10 members / $6 students / $12 general, 360-734-2973, btjsjazz@gmail.com or www.btjs.webs.com. (pg. 33)

Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) Jam and Open Mic, St. James Presbyterian Church,

3-5pm, $5 suggested donation, 360-510-4386, bhamuke@gmail.com or www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com. (pg. 24)

Lost Communities of Whatcom County,

Everson Library, 3pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 31)

Sudden Valley Jazz Concert: Dan Brubeck,

Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 3-6pm, $20, 360-671-1709, www.suddenvalleylibrary.org. (pg. 24) Dan the Magic Man (all ages), Blaine Library, 3:30-4:30pm. (pg. 34)

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JUNE 2014 Spring Farm to Table Dinner Event, Loganita Farm, 5-8:30pm, $90, 360-778-3681, admin@pioneermeadowsschool.com. (pg. 4)

Benefit for Crystal, The Jewel of Magic. Escaping Death: a Circus Variety Show for All Ages!, The Cirque Lab, 6:30pm, $15, 206-

794-0340, jewelofmagicbenefit@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/events/264398740404866/. (pg. 4) Saturday Night in the Piano Lounge: TBD, Jansen Art Center, 6:30-8pm, no cover, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. ”Bailadores de Bronce,” Lincoln Theatre, 7pm, $14 adults / $10 students and children / $2 off members, www.lincolntheatre.org or 360-336-8955. (pg. 33) Movin’ with the Movies, Presence Studio, 7-10pm, $10 general / $7 members and students, 360-734-5676, bhamusabda@aol.com or www.bellinghamusadance.com. Balkanarama plays for Folk Dance Party, Fairhaven Branch Library, 7:30-10:30pm, $15 requested donation, 360-380-0456. (pg. 33) Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio,” Lynden Christian High School, 7:30pm, $15 / $12. (pg. 8)

”Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens,” SVC Tarro Theatre, 7:30pm, by

donation, diane.johnson@skagit.edu. (pg. 4)

FAME (Female Advocacy for Music Education) Benefit, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 7:30pm, $15, info@bellinghamsings.org, 360-676-1024 or www.bellinghamsings.org. (pg. 24)

Northwest Ballet Theater: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Mount Baker Theatre, 7:30pm, $18-$35. (pg. 32)

Student One-Act Play Festival, WWC Heiner

Theatre, 7:30pm, $5, 360-676-0810, glarge@whatcom.ctc.edu. (pg. 7) Latigo Lace (contemporary and country dance), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com. Salsa Night, Cafe Rumba, 9:30pm, 360-5957369, rumbanorthwest@gmail.com or www.rumbanorthwest.com.

SUNDAY 6/8/2014 Bellingham Scottish Highland Games,

Hovander Homestead Park, Ferndale, 8am, $15 / kids 5 and under, military and veterans free, www.bhga.org. (pg. 34) ”Blast of Freedom” Quilt Show, Downtown Sedro-Woolley, 10am-4pm, $3. (pg. 29) Skagit Wedding Tour (self-guided), 9 venues in Skagit County, 10am-5pm, 425-522-3135, www.wedinskagit.com. (pg. 31) ”Driving Miss Daisy” (stage performance), Pickford Film Center, 11am, $22. (pg. 35)

”Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens,” SVC Tarro Theatre, 2pm, by

donation, diane.johnson@skagit.edu. (pg. 4)

Science Fiction and Fantasy Author Discussion with Aubry K. Anderson and Elizabeth Guizzetti, Ferndale Library, 2pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 30)

”The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime,” Lincoln Theatre, 2pm, $15 general / $13 seniors / $11 students / $2 off members, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. (pg. 8)

Ballet Bellingham: From Bach ... to Rock,

Mount Baker Theatre, 6:30pm, $10, 360-7346080, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com or www.mountbakertheatre.com/events. (pg. 33)

”Driving Miss Daisy” (stage performance),

NSC Monthly Meeting and Dinner, Cascade

Plays Well With Others II: An Evening of Music Featuring Oboe and English Horn,

Introduction to Clay and Extruded Forms (7 days) begins, Baker Creek Ceramic Studio,

Pickford Film Center, 6:30pm, $22. (pg. 35)

VFW Hall, 7-8:30pm, $10 suggested donation, 360-305-0536, mj.bronstein19@gmail.com. (pg. 24)

MONDAY 6/9/2014 NSC Weekly Walk, Taylor Dock, 10-11:30am, free, 360-393-3982.

Whatcom Genealogical Society Meeting,

Bellingham Elks Lodge, 2-4pm, free, 360-332-7562. (pg. 31) ”Driving Miss Daisy” (stage performance), Pickford Film Center, 6:30pm, $22. (pg. 35) Spivey Hall Children’s Chorus, First Congregational Church of Bellingham, 7pm, free, 360-752-1423, gar75gcr@gmail.com. (pg. 24) Poetrynight @ the Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, 8-10pm, free, 360-778-7230, knbray@cob.org (Katie).

Pizza, 5:30-7pm, 360-393-3982. 6-9pm, $160. (pg. 11)

CSWT Open Mic, Firehouse Cafe, 7-8:30pm, free, chuckanutsandstone@gmail.com or 360-671-9961.

Energy Healing 101 (6-week class) begins, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 7-9:30pm, $180, 360-647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com. (pg. 28)

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 7:30pm, $27-$47, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6)

TUESDAY 6/10/2014 Clothed Figure Drawing Session, Studio UFO,

10am-noon, $16 + $2 model tip, preregistration required, 360-319-6115. (pg. 11) Fizz Boom Play Date: Bubbles, Blaine Library, 10:30-11:30am. (pg. 34) Minecraft, Lynden Library, 2:30-3:30pm. (pg. 34)

Introduction to Ceramics: Exploring Clay (7 days) begins, Baker Creek Ceramic Studio, 6-9pm, $160. (pg. 11)

Weekly International Folk Dancing (with

potluck at 6pm), Bay View Civic Hall, 7-9:30pm, $3. (pg. 33) Kiwanis Tuesday Bingo, Elks Club, 6:15-9pm, $1 per card, www.bellinghamkiwanis.org.

Female Energy 101 (6-week class) begins, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 6:30-9pm, $180, 360-647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com (pg. 28)

How It’s Made Artist Lecture with Jesse Rasmussen, Jansen Art Center, 6:30pm, $5

adults / $3 students and seniors, 360-3543600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 30) Knights on the Rim Junior Chess Club (ages 6-18), Blaine Library, 6:30-8pm. (pg. 34) Sound Healing Concert, Inspire Studio, 7-9pm, $25 advance / $30 at the door, 360-447-8778, inspirestudiobham@gmail.com or http://soundhealingconcert.bpt.me. (pg. 24) West Coast Swing Dance, VFW Hall, 7-9pm, $5, www.BellinghamWCS.org. (pg. 33)

Whatcom Community College Spring Concert, Heiner Auditorium at WCC, 7:30pm, free, 360-676-0266, creed-jones@whatcom.ctc.edu. (pg. 24-25)

WEDNESDAY 6/11/2014 Last Day of School Sundae Party for Teens,

Lynden Library, 11:30am-12:30pm. (pg. 34)

Midday Music in the Piano Lounge: Terhi Miikki-Broersma, Jansen Art Center, noon, no cover, 360-354-3600 (pg. 23)

All About Texture and Surfaces (7 days) begins, Baker Creek Ceramic Studio, 1-4pm, $170. (pg. 11)

Minecraft, Ferndale Library, 3-6pm. (pg. 34) Healing Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134. (pg. 28)

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JUNE 2014 THURSDAY 6/12/2014 Clairvoyance 101 (6-week class) begins,

Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 10am-12:30pm, $180, 360-647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com. (pg. 28) Computer Tutoring (30 min. session), Blaine Library, 2-3:30pm, free, registration required at 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 31) Minecraft, Blaine Library, 3:30-5:30pm. (pg. 34) Science Magic (grades K-5), North Fork Library, 3:45-4:45pm. (pg. 34) M.A.D. Hatter Stash Sale, Jansen Art Center, 4-8pm, free admission, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 34) Meditation Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134. (pg. 28)

Thursday Night Live in the Piano Lounge: Steve Rudy, Jansen Art Center, 5:30-7:30pm,

free, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. ”A Chorus Line” Theatre Night and Auction, Bellingham Theatre Guild, 6:30-10pm, $25, 360-733-4030, cbell@wccoa.org or www.wccoa.org. (pg. 4) Learn to think on your feet!, Improv Playworks, 7-9pm, free, sheila@improvplayworks.com, 360-756-0756 or www.improvplayworks.com. Thursday Evening Folk Dance, Fairhaven Branch Library, 7:15-10pm, $5 donation requested / first time free, 360-380-0456. ”A Small Family Business” (live broadcast), Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm, $15 general / $13 seniors / $11 students / $2 off members, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. (pg. 8) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6) Jammin’ with Texas Jimmy D, Village Inn Pub & Eatery, 8-11pm. (pg. 24)

FRIDAY 6/13/2014 M.A.D. Hatter Stash Sale, Jansen Art Center, 11am-4pm. (pg. 4)

Bayview Cemetery Tours: Bayview’s Continuing History, Bayview Cemetery, 1pm,

free, reservations required at 360-778-7150, bayview@cob.org or www.bayviewcemetery.com. (pg. 31) Teen Anime Afternoon, Ferndale Library, 3-5pm. (pg. 34) Explore Chamber Music Concert, Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room, 6pm, 360-671-6104, tickets at www.bellinghamchambermusic.org. (pg. 25) A Time To Dance: Passages, Mount Baker Theatre, 6:30pm, $12-$15, 360-734-6080, www.dancing4joy.org. (pg. 33)

Pioneering Research on the Afterlife with Dr. Julia Assante, Village Books, 7pm, free,

360-671-2626, www.juliaassante.com/events. (pg. 30) ”Snow White,” Lynden Christian High School, 7pm, $12 reserved / $9 general, 360-3183511, info@agiftofdance.org. (pg. 33)

The Haynie Opry presents “The Comedy Songs of Country Music,” Haynie Grange,

7pm, $15 / kids 12 & under free, 360-3663321, www.thehaynieopry.com. (pg. 25) ”A Chorus Line,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm, $8-$14, 360-733-1811, info@bellinghamtheatreguild.com or www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com. (pg. 8) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6) ”Frozen: The Sing-Along Version,” Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm, $5-$10, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. (pg. 35) The Michelle Taylor Band (R&B, soul, classic rock, blues), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SATURDAY 6/14/2014 Greg Aanes Furniture Showroom Open,

10am-2pm, www.FurnitureBellingham.com, 360-389-2714. (pg. 29) NSC Weekly Coffee Hour, Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 10-11:30am, 360-393-3982.

Rockhounds Recycling Rendezvous (RRR),

Birch Bay Square, 10am-5pm, free admission, 360-366-0121, www.mtbakerrockclub.org. (pg. 34)

Sample the Market Demos at the Bellingham Farmers Market, Depot Market Square, 10am-3pm. (pg. 9)

Cedar Pockets (basketry), Jansen Art Center,

9am-5pm, $50 + $35 materials fee, www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 29) Father’s Day Fun Kids’ Event, Village Books, 11am-noon, free, events@villagebooks.com, 360-671-2626 or www.villagebooks.com. (pg. 34) M.A.D. Hatter Stash Sale, Jansen Art Center, 11am-4pm. (pg. 4) Saturdays with Marianne Burr, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 11am-5pm, $7. (pg. 13) Speeder Rides, Orchard Place & Orchard Drive intersection, 11am-4pm, $3 / $2. (pg. 31) ”Zatoichi in Desperation,” Pickford Film Center, 11am, $8.50. (pg. 35)

NSDAR Chief Whatcom Chapter Monthly Meeting, Bellingham Elks Lodge, 12:302:30pm, free, 360-332-7562. (pg. 31)

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

Bellingham Dulcimer Club Monthly Meeting,

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1:30-3:30pm, free, sunsetjam@gmail.com or www.mdcinbellingham.blogspot.com. (pg. 25)

The Haynie Opry presents Southern Gospel

matinee performance, Haynie Grange, 3pm, $10, 360-366-3321, www.thehaynieopry.com. (pg. 25) Line Dance and Barbeque, Samson Estates Winery, $8 (17+). (pg. 33) A Time To Dance: Passages, Mount Baker Theatre, 6:30pm, $12-$15. (pg. 33) Saturday Ballroom Dance, Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 6:30-9pm, $5, 360-733-4030, cbell@wccoa.org or www.wccoa.org. (pg. 33)

Saturday Night in the Piano Lounge: The Scarlet Locomotive, Jansen Art Center,

6:30-8pm, no cover, info@jansenartcenter.org, 360-354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org. Contra Dance & Potluck, Glen Echo Community Hall, 7-10:30pm, $8 general / $6 students, www.bellinghamcountrydance.org. (pg. 33) ”Snow White,” Lynden Christian High School, 7pm, $12 / $9. (pg. 33)

The Haynie Opry presents “The Comedy Songs of Country Music,” Haynie Grange,

7pm, $15 / kids 12 & under free, 360-3663321, www.thehaynieopry.com. (pg. 25) ”A Chorus Line,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm, $8-$14. (pg. 8) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6) ”Frozen: The Sing-Along Version,” Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm, $5-$10. (pg. 35)

Northwest Ballet Theater: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” McIntyre Hall in Mount

Vernon, 7:30pm, $18-$35, 360-734-6080, www.mcintyrehall.org. (pg. 32) ”San Juan Islands” with JoAnn Roe, Island Library, 7:30-9pm, free. (pg. 30)

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JUNE 2014 Strings and Piano Concert, Whatcom Museum

Rotunda Room, 7:30pm, tickets at www.bellinghamhouseconcerts.com. (pg. 25) Tango by the Bay Milonga (Argentine Tango), Squalicum Yacht Club, 8-11pm, $10 general / $7 members and students, 360-734-5676, bhamusabda@aol.com or www.bellinghamusadance.com. Chris Eger Trio (rock, soul, blues), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com. Salsa Night, Cafe Rumba, 9:30pm, 360-5957369, rumbanorthwest@gmail.com or www.rumbanorthwest.com.

SUNDAY 6/15/2014 HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! Bellingham Fete & Car Show (benefit for

Whatcom Hospice), Wilson Motors, 10am6pm, free, peten@wilsonmotors.com, www.wilsonmotors.com/bellinghamfete or 360-676-0600. (pg. 4) ”A Chorus Line,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 2pm, $8-$14. (pg. 8)

Northwest Ballet Theater: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” McIntyre Hall in Mount

Vernon, 2pm, $18-$35, 360-734-6080, www.mcintyrehall.org. (pg. 32) Two Great Trios Concert, Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room, 3pm, tickets at www.bellinghamhouseconcerts.com. (pg. 25) ”Frozen: 3D Version,” Lincoln Theatre, 5:30pm, $5-$10. (pg. 35) A Time To Dance: Passages, Mount Baker Theatre, 6:30pm, $12-$15. (pg. 33) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6)

MONDAY 6/16/2014 Heart and Vascular Screening, Skagit Regional

Heart & Vascular Institute, 7:30am-11pm, $39, register at healthquest@skagitvalleyhospital.org, www.skagitvalleyhospital.org/events or 360-814-2424. (pg. 28) NSC Weekly Walk, Taylor Dock, 10-11:30am, free, 360-393-3982. Ancestry Workshop, Everson Library, 4-5:30pm or 6-7pm, free, sign up at 360-305-3600, www.wcls.oreg. (pg. 31) ”Frozen: 3D Version,” Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm, $5-$10. (pg. 35) Poetrynight @ the Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, 8-10pm, free, 360-778-7230, knbray@cob.org (Katie).

TUESDAY 6/17/2014 Elements of Custom Frame Design (with Sheri Wright), Trish Harding School of Art at Studio UFO, 10am-noon, $10, 360-319-6115, Trish.harding@studioufo.net or www.studioufo.net. (pg. 14)

Gentle Yoga Class with Joani Glasser (5-week series) begins, 2130 Grant St., 10:30-

11:30am, $65 / $15 drop-in / $10 first time, 360-656-6699, yogawithjoani@yahoo.com or www.yogawithjoani.com. (pg. 28) Science Magic (grades K-5), Blaine Library, 10:30-11:30am. (pg. 34) Minecraft, Lynden Library, 2:30-3:30pm. (pg. 34)

CPR and First Aid Training for Massage Therapists, Garden Street Methodist Church, 5:30-10pm, $60, www.NCmassageconnection.org. (pg. 28)

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Kiwanis Tuesday Bingo, Elks Club, 6:15-9pm, $1 per card, www.bellinghamkiwanis.org.

Knights on the Rim Junior Chess Club (ages 6-18), Blaine Library, 6:30-8pm. (pg. 34)

Whatcom Flute Ensemble Concert, South

Whatcom Library, 6:30pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 25) Weekly International Folk Dancing, Bay View Civic Hall, 7-9:30pm, $3. (pg. 33)

West Coast Swing Dance Progressive Lesson, VFW Hall, 7-9pm, $20 per class with purchase of 6 lessons / $25 drop-ins. (pg. 33) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6)

WEDNESDAY 6/18/2014 Midday Music in the Piano Lounge: Jan Brink, Jansen Art Center, noon, no cover, 360-354-3600 (pg. 23) Minecraft, Ferndale Library, 3-6pm. (pg. 34)

Wonder Works: Science Play and Learn Storytime, Lynden Library, 3:30-4:30pm. (pg. 34)

Healing Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134. (pg. 28)

Crooked Road (Irish music), Packer’s Oyster Bar at Semiahmoo Resort, 6-9:30pm, no cover, 360-820-0486, jansongs@janpetersmusic.org or www.janpetersmusic.org.

Village Books Anniversary Benefit featuring The Atlantics for the Whatcom Literacy Council, Boundary Bay Beer Garden, 6-10pm,

$35, 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com. (pg. 4)

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JUNE 2014 ”Rigoletto” (encore broadcast), Lincoln Theatre, 6:30pm, $15 adults / $13 seniors / $11 students / $2 off members, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. (pg. 25)

Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) Song Circle, Roeder Home, 7-9pm, free, 360-733-6867, bhamuke@gmail.com or www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com. (pg. 25) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6)

THURSDAY 6/19/2014 Science Extravaganza (grades K-5), Lynden Library, 10:30-11:30am. (pg. 34)

Brown Bag: Birding 102 with Ken Salzman,

Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 12:30pm. (pg. 5) Computer Tutoring (30 min. session), Blaine Library, 2-3:30pm, free, registration required at 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 31) Minecraft, Blaine Library, 3:30-5:30pm. (pg. 34) Meditation Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134. (pg. 28)

Mount Vernon Arts Commission Summer Solstice Celebration, Tulip Tower, preview at

5:30pm, event from 6-8:30pm, $35, 360-3366215, kenyonstreetsue@hotmail.com or 360-982-5674. (pg. 5)

Thursday Night Live in the Piano Lounge: Travelin’ Light, Jansen Art Center, 5:30-

7:30pm, no cover, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. WHS Pet Loss Support Group, Whatcom Humane Society, 6pm, free, 360-733-2080, outreach@whatcomhumane.org or www.whatcomhumane.org. (pg. 31)

Art and Sculpture Walking Tour of Whatcom’s Campus, Whatcom Community College,

6:30-8pm, free, pre-registration required, 360-383-3000, trish.harding@studioufo.net or www.whatcom.ctc.edu. (pg. 14) Verdi’s “La Traviata” (Royal Opera House), Pickford Film Center, 7pm, $20, 360-738-0735. (pg. 35) Thursday Evening Folk Dance, Fairhaven Branch Library, 7:15-10pm, $5 donation requested / first time free, 360-380-0456. ”A Chorus Line,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm, $8-$14. (pg. 8) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6) ”Border Songs,” Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm, $15, 360-296-1753, steve@LyonsConsultants.com or www.BellinghamTheatreWorks.org. (pg. 8)

Jammin’ with Texas Jimmy D, Village Inn Pub & Eatery, 8-11pm. (pg. 24)

FRIDAY 6/20/2014 Gentle Yoga Class with Joani Glasser (5-week series) begins, 2130 Grant St., 8:45-9:45am, $65 / $15 drop-in / $10 first time, 360-6566699. (pg. 28)

Artist Road Trip: Chihuly Garden and Glass at the Seattle Center, departs Whatcom Community College, 9am-5pm, $85, 360-383-3000, trish.harding@studioufo.net or www.whatcom.ctc.edu. (pg. 14)

Chef in the Market at the Bellingham Farmers Market, Depot Market Square, 10am-3pm. (pg. 9)

International Art Festival at Peace Arch Park,

International Art Festival at Peace Arch Park,

FIG Art Club Workshop: Circular Abstract Art,

NSC Weekly Coffee Hour, Bellingham Cruise

11am-5pm, www.peacearchart.org. (pg. 12)

Whatcom Museum FIG at the Lightcatcher, 2-4pm, $7 general / $5 Museum members / free for FIG members with reward points, 360-778-8930, figinfo@cob.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 34) Teen Anime Afternoon, Ferndale Library, 3-5pm. (pg. 34) 8th Annual Stilettos on Parade Art Show, 12th Street Shoes, 5-8pm, free, 360-733-2066, info@12thstreetshoes.com or www.12thstreetshoes.com. (pg. 10)

Fairhaven’s Annual Summer Solstice Walk, Historic Fairhaven, 5-8pm, free, www.fairhaven.com. (pg. 14)

Meet the Artist: Michael Laboon, Good Earth

Pottery, 5-8pm, free, 360-671-3998, theteam@goodearthpots.com or www.goodearthpots.com. (pg. 11) Meet the Artist: Ray deVries, Artwood, 5-8pm. (pg. 10) Western Line Dancing Class, Ten Mile Grange, newbies at 5:45pm, beginners at 6:30pm, intermediates at 7:30pm, $5. (pg. 33) ”A Chorus Line,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm, $8-$14. (pg. 8) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6) ”Border Songs,” Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm, $15. (pg. 8) Steve Earle & The Duke, Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Pacific Showroom, 8pm, $50-$55, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com. (pg. 25) Chris Eger Band (R&B, rock, blues), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SATURDAY 6/21/2014 Pancake Breakfast, Ferndale Senior Activity

Center, 8-11am, $6 adults / $3 kids, 360-3846244, karma.ferndaleseniorcenter@gmail.com, www.ferndaleseniorcenter.org. Pancake Breakfast, Blaine Senior Center, 8-11am, $6 adults / $4 children, 360-3328040, blaineseniorcenter@gmail.com or www.blaineseniorcenter.com.

10am-5pm, www.peacearchart.org. (pg. 12) Terminal, 10-11:30am, 360-393-3982.

Science Magic (grades K-5), South Whatcom Library, 10:30-11:30am. (pg. 34)

Sink or Float, Everson Library, 10:30-11:30am. (pg. 34)

Fairy Day at Garden Spot Nursery, 11am-2pm,

free, gardenspot@garden-spot.com, 360-676-5480 or www.garden-spot.com. Saturdays with Marianne Burr, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 11am-5pm, $7. (pg. 13) Speeder Rides, Orchard Place & Orchard Drive intersection, 11am-4pm, $3 / $2. (pg. 31) ”Rocketship X-M,” Pickford Film Center, noon, $2. (pg. 35)

Skagit Kid’s Film Festival: “See the World: Animated Shorts from Around the World,”

Lincoln Theatre, 1pm, $5-$10 / $2 off members, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. (pg. 35) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 2pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6) Trish, Hans & Larry Holloway, Chandlers Square, Anacortes, 2-3:30pm, www.chandlersquare.com.

Skagit Kid’s Film Festival: “Cinema Magic: Live Action Shorts from Around the World,”

Lincoln Theatre, 3pm, $5-$10 / $2 off members, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. (pg. 35) Wine Tasting for Scholarships (AAUW), Mount Baker Vineyards, 3-6pm, $30, 360-671-5518. (pg. 5) MoNA Art Auction, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, 5pm, $100, 360-466-4446 x112, www.monamuseum.org. (pg. 13)

Saturday Night in the Piano Lounge: Stirred Not Shaken Light (Johnny Toulouse and Nancy

Button), Jansen Art Center, 6:30-8pm, no cover.

”A Chorus Line,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm, $8-$14. (pg. 8)

Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6)

”Border Songs,” Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm, $15. (pg. 8)

The Dance Studio presents “A Night at the Movies,” Mount Baker Theatre, 7:30pm,

$14 + applicable fees, 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. (pg. 35) ”The Goonies” (music by Odd Ones Out), Fairhaven Village Green, 7:45pm, $5, www.epiceap.com/fairhaven-outdoor-cinema or dana@epicevents.us. (pg. 36) Steve Earle & The Duke, Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Pacific Showroom, 8pm, $50-$55. (pg. 25) Buckaroo Blues Band (classic and country rock), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com. Salsa Night, Cafe Rumba, 9:30pm, 360-5957369, rumbanorthwest@gmail.com or www.rumbanorthwest.com.

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JUNE 2014 SUNDAY 6/22/2014 International Art Festival at Peace Arch Park, 10am-5pm, www.peacearchart.org. (pg. 12)

BA~CON 2014 – Bellingham Anime and Cosplay Mini-Con (all ages), Downstairs at

the Central Bellingham Library, noon-6pm, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org/teens/bacon/. ”A Chorus Line,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 2pm, $8-$14. (pg. 8) ”A Small Family Business” (encore broadcast), Lincoln Theatre, 2pm, $15 / $13 / $11 / $2 off members. (pg. 8) ”Border Songs,” Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 2pm, $15. (pg. 8)

The Dance Studio presents “A Night at the Movies,” Mount Baker Theatre, 2pm, $14 +

applicable fees, 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. (pg. 35) Trish, Hans & John Anderson, The Conway Muse, 6-8:30pm, www.theconwaymuse.com.

Del Rey & Suzy Thompson: Blues, Swing, and Originals, YWCA Ballroom, 7pm, $15,

oldtimemusic.bellingham@gmail.com or 360-733-5960. (pg. 25) Hang on the Bell, Caitlin (fundraiser for Whatcom County Medical Society Scholarship), Mount Baker Theatre, 7pm, $12, 360-9618833, wcms@hinet.org. (pg. 25) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6) CD Release Party: Cheryl Hodge Group, The Fairhaven Restaurant and Bar, 8-11pm, $10 cover / $15 cover and CD, 360-933-4485, hodgecheryl@hotmail.com or www.cherylhodge.com. (pg. 25-26)

MONDAY 6/23/2014 NSC Weekly Walk, Taylor Dock, 10-11:30am, free, 360-393-3982.

Drawing and Painting Portraits Workshop (5 days) begins, BellinghamART, 1:30-4:30pm,

$200, 360-738-8379, info@bellinghamart.com or www.bellinghamart.com. (pg. 5) Bard on the Beach: Chor Leoni, Vancouver, B.C., 3pm, check website for prices, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6) Ferndale Friends Book Group (“The End of Your Life Book Club” by Will Schwalbe), Ferndale Library, 7-9pm, free. (pg. 30) Summer Song, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 7-8:30pm, $10 drop-in / $25 for three classes, 360-676-1024, info@bellinghamsings.org or www.bellinghamsings.org. (pg. 26) Bard on the Beach: Chor Leoni, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, check website for prices, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6)

Knights on the Rim Junior Chess Club (ages

6-18), Blaine Library, 6:30-8pm. (pg. 34) SPARK Museum at the Library, South Whatcom Library, 7-8pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 35) Weekly International Folk Dancing, Bay View Civic Hall, 7-9:30pm, $3. (pg. 33) West Coast Swing Dance, VFW Hall, 7-9pm, $5, www.BellinghamWCS.org. (pg. 33)

WEDNESDAY 6/25/2014 Science Extravaganza (grades K-5), Everson Library, 10:30-11:30am. (pg. 34)

City Club June Lunch Meeting: Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Available Treatment Options, Northwood Hall, noon-1:30pm, $13 members / $18 non-members in advance includes lunch, info@bellinghamcityclub.org or www.bellinghamcityclub.org. (pg. 30)

Midday Music in the Piano Lounge: Nell Veenstra, Jansen Art Center, noon, no cover, 360-354-3600 (pg. 23)

Play Games at the Library (ages 6-12, parents welcome), Lecture Room at the Central Bellingham Library, 2-4pm, 360-778-7200 (Bethany), bhoglund@cob.org. Minecraft, Ferndale Library, 3-6pm. (pg. 34)

Wonder Works: Science Play and Learn Storytime, Lynden Library, 3:30-4:30pm. (pg. 34)

Healing Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing

Center, 5:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134. (pg. 28) ”La Rondine” (encore broadcast), Lincoln Theatre, 6:30pm, $15 adults / $13 seniors / $11 students / $2 off members, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. (pg. 26) Reiki Circle/Share, Unity Church of Bellingham, 6:30-8:30pm, free / by donation, 360-2243335, SallyJL51@comcast.net or www.greentouch.net. Author Event: Robert A. Wright, Village Books, 7pm, free, events@villagebooks.com, 360671-2626 or www.villagebooks.com. (pg. 30)

National Theatre: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time,” Pickford Film Center, 7pm, $20. (pg. 35)

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

THURSDAY 6/26/2014 Bellingham Central Lions Club Golf Tourney and Auction, Bellingham Golf and Country

Club, 8am-5pm, $125-$1000, 360-920-3801, ron2chris@comcast.net or www.lionsgolftourney.com. (pg. 5) Sink or Float, Deming Library, 10:30-11:30am. (pg. 34) Splish Splash Science, Lynden Library, 10:30-11:30am. (pg. 34) Computer Tutoring (30 min. session), Blaine Library, 2-3:30pm, free, registration required at 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 31) Teen Anime Club (grades 6-12), Lynden Library, 2-4:30pm. (pg. 34) Minecraft, Blaine Library, 3:30-5:30pm. (pg. 34) AHA! Radical Repetition Print Party, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher, 5:30-7:30pm, $15 general / $10 for museum members, 360-778-8961, mmaute@cob.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 14) Meditation Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134. (pg. 28)

Thursday Night Live in the Piano Lounge: Andy “Badd Dog” Koch, Jansen Art Center, 5:30-7:30pm, no cover, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Concerts in the Park: Legendary Chucklenuts, Elizabeth Park, 6pm, free. (pg. 36)

Chuckanut Radio Hour featuring Brian Doyle, WCC Heiner Theater, 6:30pm, $5, 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com. (pg. 30) Lego® Mindstorms Club, Blaine Library, 6:30pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Night of Entertainment Fundraiser: Magnificent McNeelys, Ferndale Senior

Activity Center, 7-9pm, $15, 360-384-6244, karma.ferndaleseniorcenter@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/FerndaleSeniorActivityCenter. (pg. 5) Thursday Evening Folk Dance, Fairhaven Branch Library, 7:15-10pm, $5 donation requested / first time free, 360-380-0456.

$27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6)

TUESDAY 6/24/2014 Fizz Boom Play Date: Helicopter, Blaine Library, 10:30-11:30am. (pg. 34)

Northwest Animals (ages 6-10) Stories, Crafts & Songs, Lecture Room at the Central Bellingham Library, 1:30-2:30pm, preregistration required at 360-778-7200 (Bethany), bhoglund@cob.org. Science Magic (grades K-5), Ferndale Library, 2-3pm. (pg. 34) Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fibromyalgia (adults), SkillShare Space at the Central Bellingham Library, 6-7pm, Jenni at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217. Kiwanis Tuesday Bingo, Elks Club, 6:15-9pm, $1 per card, www.bellinghamkiwanis.org.

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JUNE 2014 ”A Chorus Line,” Bellingham Theatre Guild,

7:30pm, $8-$14. (pg. 8) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6) ”Border Songs,” Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 7:30pm, $15. (pg. 8) Jammin’ with Texas Jimmy D, Village Inn Pub & Eatery, 8-11pm. (pg. 24)

FRIDAY 6/27/2014 NW Senior Living Expo, Silver Reef Event

Center, 10am-5pm, free admission, 360-3068073, expo@thecrossingguide.com or www.thecrossingguide.com/nwseniorlivingexpo. (pg. 31) How to Solder Workshop, Jansen Art Center, 11am-4pm, $55, www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 11)

Bayview Cemetery Tours: Tree Tour North,

Bayview Cemetery, 1pm, free, reservations required at 360-778-7150, bayview@cob.org or www.bayviewcemetery.com. (pg. 31)

Summer Gymnastics with Bellingham Bay Gymnastics & Preschool (ages 6-12), Library

Lawn at the Central Bellingham Library, 1-3pm, 360-778-7200 (Bethany), bhoglund@cob.org. Teen Anime Afternoon, Ferndale Library, 3-5pm. (pg. 34) Western Line Dancing Class, Ten Mile Grange, newbies at 5:45pm, beginners at 6:30pm, intermediates at 7:30pm, $5. (pg. 33) Author Event: Mike Holloway, Village Books, 7pm, free, events@villagebooks.com, 360671-2626 or www.villagebooks.com. (pg. 30) ”A Chorus Line,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm, $8-$14. (pg. 8) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6)

An Evening with John Legend: The “All of Me” Tour, Mount Baker Theatre, 8pm,

$59-$99, 360-734-6080, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com or www.mountbakertheatre.com/events. (pg. 26) Sly Mr. Y (classic rock), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SATURDAY 6/28/2014 American Legion Saturday Pancake Breakfast,

American Legion Post 154 (Ferndale), 8-11am, $5.50 adults / 50¢ ages 6-12 / free children under 6, dahubbard10@gmail.com or 360-384-7474. (pg. 35) 1st Annual Music Festival + Car Show (Benefit for Burned Children Recovery Foundation), Bellewood Acres, doors open at 10am, Memphis Rain concert at 4pm, www.memphisrain.com. (pg. 3)

Deming Book Club (“Servants’ Hall” by Margaret Powell), Deming Library, 10amnoon, free. (pg. 30)

Exploring Energy - Workshop for Kids!, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 10am-noon, $15, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com or 360-647-7134. (pg. 28)

Family Activity Day: School’s Out! Celebrate Summer Magic, Whatcom Museum

Lightcatcher Building, 10am-4pm, $3 general / free for Museum members, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org/events. (pg. 35)

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

NSC Weekly Coffee Hour, Bellingham Cruise

Terminal, 10-11:30am, 360-393-3982. NW Senior Living Expo, Silver Reef Event Center, 10am-5pm, free admission. (pg. 31) Splish Splash Science, South Whatcom Library, 10:30-11:30am. (pg. 34) Junie B. Jones in June (ages 5-8), Village Books, 11am-noon, free, events@villagebooks.com, 360-671-2626 or www.villagebooks.com. Saturdays with Marianne Burr, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 11am-5pm, $7. (pg. 13) Speeder Rides, Orchard Place & Orchard Drive intersection, 11am-4pm, $3 / $2. (pg. 31) ”Zatoichi’s Conspiracy,” Pickford Film Center, 11am, $8.50. (pg. 35)

Bard on the Beach: Discovering Shakespeare Talk, Vancouver, B.C., 11:30am, check website for prices, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6)

Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 2pm,

$27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6)

Saturday Ballroom Dance, Bellingham Senior

Activity Center, 6:30-9pm, $5, 360-733-4030, cbell@wccoa.org or www.wccoa.org. (pg. 33)

Saturday Night in the Piano Lounge: Fritz and the Freeloaders, Jansen Art Center, 6:30-8pm,

Trish Hatley Quartet with Darin Clendenin,

The Farmhouse Inn, 5-7:30pm, www.thefarmhouserestaurant.net. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6)

MONDAY 6/30/2014 Plein Air Workshop (2 days), Whatcom

Community College, 9:30am-3:30pm, $139, register at trish.harding@studioufo.net, 360383-3000 or www.whatcom.ctc.edu. (pg. 14) NSC Weekly Walk, Taylor Dock, 10-11:30am, free, 360-393-3982.

Figure Drawing Workshop (4 days) begins,

BellinghamART, 1:30-4:30pm, $180, 360-7388379, www.bellinghamart.com. (pg. 5) Bard on the Beach: Chor Leoni, Vancouver, B.C., 3 & 8pm, check website for prices, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6) Poetrynight featuring Kerry Cox Lee @ the Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, 8-10pm, free, 360-778-7230, knbray@cob.org (Katie).

TUESDAY 7/1/2014

no cover, info@jansenartcenter.org, 360-3543600 or www.jansenartcenter.org. Dudestock 2014, Lincoln Theatre, 7pm, $10 in advance / $12 at the door, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. (pg. 35) I Love a Ukulele! Concert, Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 7pm, $10, pngmac@gmail.com, 360-733-6867 or www.bugensemble.com. (pg. 26) ”A Chorus Line,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm, $8-$14. (pg. 8) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6) ”Border Songs,” Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 7:30pm, $15. (pg. 8) ”Frozen” (music by Amber Darland), Fairhaven Village Green, 7:45pm, $5. (pg. 36) Voyager (hard rock, ‘80s), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com. Salsa Night, Cafe Rumba, 9:30pm, 360-5957369, rumbanorthwest@gmail.com or www.rumbanorthwest.com.

Kiwanis Tuesday Bingo, Elks Club, 6:15-9pm,

SUNDAY 6/29/2014

Speeder Rides, Orchard Place & Orchard Drive

Bellingham Kids Traverse, Civic Field,

10am-noon, see website for entry fees, www.BellinghamKIDSTraverse.com. (pg. 35)

National Theatre: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time,” Pickford Film Center, 10am, $20. (pg. 35)

”A Chorus Line,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 2pm, $8-$14. (pg. 8)

”Border Songs,” Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 2pm, $15. (pg. 8)

Opera Popolare: The Immortal Handel,

Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 3-4:15pm, $3 suggested donation / free to Museum members, info@operapopolare.com, 360-7332663 or www.operapopolare.com. (pg. 26) Author Event: Tom Robbins, Village Books, 4pm, free, events@villagebooks.com, 360671-2626 or www.villagebooks.com. (pg. 30)

Tribute Jazz Series: Art of the Piano Trio plays the music of Harold Mabern, Firehouse PAC, 4pm, $15 adults / $10 students (tickets at the door). (pg. 26)

$1 per card, www.bellinghamkiwanis.org.

TED Talk Tuesday, Explorations Academy Lower Level Theatre, 7pm, free, 360-671-8085, info@explorationsacademy.org or www.explorationsacademy.org/events-folder. (pg. 30) Weekly International Folk Dancing, Bay View Civic Hall, 7-9:30pm, $3. (pg. 33) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6)

WEDNESDAY 7/2/2014 Healing Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134. (pg. 28)

Crooked Road (Irish music), Packer’s Oyster Bar at Semiahmoo Resort, 6-9:30pm, no cover, 360-820-0486, jansongs@janpetersmusic.org or www.janpetersmusic.org. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6)

THURSDAY 7/3/2014 intersection, 11am-4pm, $3 / $2. (pg. 31)

Meditation Hour, Simply Spirit Reading &

Healing Center, 5pm, $5, 360-647-7134. (pg. 28) Concerts in the Park: Lost Poets, Elizabeth Park, 6pm, free. (pg. 36) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6) ”Border Songs,” Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm, $15. (pg. 8)

FRIDAY 7/4/2014 CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY! Old Fashioned Rock ‘n Roll Hoedown, Samson

Estates Winery, 6:30pm, $8, 360-354-4325 or charlene.lenn@gmail.com. 2014 Juried Artist Series: Ceramics, Opening Reception, Allied Arts Gallery, 6-9pm, free, 360-676-9548, katy@alliedarts.org or www.alliedarts.org. (pg. 14) Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7:30pm, $27-$47, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 6)

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Call for Performers for Bellwether Arts Market – The Bellwether Arts

Market is an outdoor, weekend festival Aug. 15-17 featuring around 100 artisans from our region. Aside from vendors selling their wares, the festival boasts live music, workshops for children, and artists demonstrating their crafts. We encourage all musicians of any level or genre to apply for the Bellwether Arts Market. Applications can be filled out online at www.alliedarts.org or are available in the Allied Arts Gallery at 1418 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. More info: 360-676-8548, katy@alliedarts.org or www.alliedarts.org.

Bayshore Symphony Spring Concert – Bayshore Symphony will perform their Spring Concert on Sat., May 31 at 7:30pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (415 S. 18th St., Mount Vernon) and Sun., June 1 at 3pm at Central Lutheran Church (925 N. Forest St., Bellingham). The performance will include Beethoven’s 8th Symphony, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Dukas, selections from Copland’s Rodeo and more. Travis Sipher is artistic director and conductor. Admission is $10 suggested donation. More info: 360-724-7300, director@bayshoremusicproject.com or www.bayshoremusicproject.com.

Whatcom Chorale Spring 2014 Concert: Songs of Peace and Harmony – On Sun., June 1 at 3pm at

First Congregational Church (2401 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham), Whatcom Chorale offers homage to the life spring of earth and reaffirms the promise of future generations. Discover the traditional made new again in Hope for Resolution by Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory, Songstream by Alice Parker, and Neue Liebeslieder by Johannes Brahms. Tickets will be available at the door and at Village Books, Piper Music, Everybody’s Store, Greenhouse, and the Community Food Co-op stores. Tickets can also be purchased online through www.BrownPaperTickets.com. Admission is $20 adult / $15 seniors and students / $5 under 18. More info: 360738-7166 or www.whatcomchorale.com.

10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church (119 Texas St.). In a program titled “Heavy Mettle: From Shtetl to Tin Pan Alley,” music will be accompanied by a slide show tracing the history of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe during the late 1800s through the 1900s as they assimilated in the New World. Free admission. More info: 360-306-8580, rsnyhowl@q.com or www.millieandthementshn.com.

Midday Music in the Jansen Art Center Piano Lounge – Join us on

Wednesdays in June (4, 11, 18, 25) at noon for live piano music at lunchtime in Jansen Art Center’s Piano Lounge (321 Front St., Lynden): June 4, Sylvia Bos; June 11, Terhi Miikki-Broersma; June 18, Jan Brink; and June 25, Nell Veenstra. Free admission. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Wed., June 4 at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased at www.jazzproject.org. More info: 360-650-3133, Mike.Allen@wwu.edu or www.mikeallenjazz.com.

Jacob Davies Junior Voice Recital –

WWU music student Jacob Davies will present his junior voice recital on Thurs., June 5 at 5pm in the WWU PAC Concert Hall. The concert will feature works by Schubert, Faure, and Barber. He will be joined by piano accompanist Naina Wadhwa. A reception will follow. Free admission. More info: 360-650-7640, heather.dalberg@wwu.edu or www.wwu.edu/music. (more music on page 25)

Bellingham Ceili Club Session – An Irish music session is an informal gathering of musicians who share in a repertoire of this traditional music. Join us for the session on Wed., June 4 beginning at 6pm, which will include a 6:15pm tune workshop, 7pm slow session, and 8pm regular session at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr., Bellingham. Co-sponsored by the Whatcom Homemade Music Society and the Whatcom Family and Community Network. Admission is free with donations appreciated. More info: bellinghamceiliclub@gmail.com or www.bellinghamceiliclub.com. Mike Allen Quartet (MAQ) Jazz Series – WWU Jazz and The Jazz Project

present: “The Mike Allen Quartet Monthly Jazz Series at BAAY.” The quartet features WWU Jazz Director Mike Allen (saxophone), Miles Black (piano), Adam Thomas (bass), and Julian MacDonough (drums). June’s performance will be held

Mike Allen and Miles Black Duo –

Making music together for over 18 years has fused these two powerful musical voices in one. Highlighted by their most recent recording, “The Feel of Life,” Allen and Black are able to weave an intimate dialogue that breathes fresh life into beautiful classics like “You Must Believe In Spring,” “Stardust,” and “Some Enchanted Evening.” Their new album is slated for global release in mid-May. Join us for this concert on Sun., June 1 at 7:30pm at Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden). Admission is $15. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

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”In My Life: A Musical Tribute to the Beatles” – “In My Life,” a musical

retelling of the Fab Four story through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein, performs on Thurs., June 5 at 7;30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre. Featuring the live music of renowned tribute band Abbey Road, the show is widely considered by industry insiders to be the most unique Beatles show in decades. Tickets are $39.99 / $35.99 / $25.99 / $20.99. More info / tickets may be purchased at www.MountBakerTheatre.com , by calling 360-734-6080 or in person at the theatre box office, 104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham.

Jammin’ with Texas Jimmy D –

Weekly Jam with seasoned local singers, songwriters & players every Thursday night (June 5, 12, 19, 26) from 8-11pm at Village Inn Pub & Eatery (3020 Northwest Ave., Bellingham). All styles of danceable music are welcomed. This is a band format with backline provided (drums, bass, amps and PA); non-electric instruments are welcome. Our stage space is limited, so please bring only your small personal amps. Appreciation tokens will be provided for all jammers for special reduced pricing. No cover charge. Info: 360-734-2490.

BYJB Spring Concerts – The Bellingham Youth Jazz Band under the direction of Mark Kelly presents the following concert in June: Fri., June 6, 7pm at Birch Bay State Park, Blaine. Admission is free. More info: 360-676-5750 or www.jazzproject.org. Western Washington Student Jazz Band – Student jazz musicians at Western

Washington perform under the direction of Mike Allen at the WWU Performing Arts Center on Fri., June 6, 8-9:30pm. Free admission. Info: www.wwu.edu/music/.

Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) Jam and Open Mic – Join the ukulele

revolution! We promote all things ukulele, and we’d like you to join us; catch the BUG! The June Jam will be held Sat., June 7 from 3-5pm at St. James Presbyterian Church (910 14th St.). We will hold an open mic, along with our regular strumming and singing session. Loaner ukes and music provided. No beginners workshop this month. The jam is open to all ukulele enthusiasts. Warning: playing the ukulele is highly addictive! Admission is $5 suggested donation. More info: 360-510-4386, bhamuke@gmail.com or www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com.

Sudden Valley Jazz Concert June 7 –

Dan Brubeck will be playing a tribute to his father, Dave Brubeck, and his mother, Iola, on Sat., June 7 from 3-6pm at Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 8 Barnview Ct., Gate 2, Bellngham. Brubeck will play songs written by his father, many with lyrics by his mother, Iola, who is also a poet. The quartet includes Dan on drums, with Adam Thomas as vocalist, Tony Foster on piano,

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and Steve Kaldestad on sax. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Village Books or online at www.suddenvalleylibrary.org. More info: 360-671-1709 or www.suddenvalleylibrary.org.

FAME (Female Advocacy for Music Education) – Our annual F.A.M.E. Benefit showcases the talent of just a few of the many talented women in our community! Join us on Sat., June 7 at 7:30pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (1207 Ellsworth St.) for a program that includes Allegra Women’s Vocal Ensemble, Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers, authors Holly Alcorn and Brenda Miller, and Vancouver singer-songwriter Corinna Keeling. Admission is $15. More info: 360-676-1024, info@bellinghamsings.org or www.bellinghamsings.org.

Plays Well With Others II: An Evening of Music Featuring Oboe and English Horn – You are invited to

join Ken Bronstein as he celebrates turning 60 with an evening of music by Bach, Mozart, Gounoud, Herbert and others on Sun., June 8 at 7pm at the VFW Hall (625 N. State St., Bellingham). Guest artists include Amber Sudduth Bone, Yaniv Attar, Nick Stroebel, Phil Heaven, Walt Burkett, The Take Four String Quartet, and members of the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra. Proceeds will benefit the WSO’s Music in the Schools program. Admission is $10 suggested donation. More info: 360305-0536 or mj.bronstein19@gmail.com.

The Spivey Hall Children’s Chorus –

The Whatcom Chorale presents Atlanta’s Spivey Hall Children’s Tour Choir on Mon., June 9 at 7pm at the First Congregational Church (2401 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham). Celebrating its twentieth season, the chorus will sing favorites from the past twenty years. A brand new piece commissioned in honor of the choir’s anniversary, “Birthday Child” by Bob Chilcott, will be a highlight of the concert. This 42-voice ensemble, ages 12 to 18, produces a refinement of tone that belies their ages. Free admission. More info: 360-752-1423 or gar75gcr@gmail.com.

Sound Healing Concert – Join us on

Tues., June 10 at 7pm at Inspire Studio (1411 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham) for an evening of celestial sounds from globally renowned and multi-award winning sound healing artists now on their west coast tour: Paradiso (on didjeridoo) and Rasamayi (singing bowls). Experience the world’s largest quartz crystal didjeridoo and several gemstone infused crystal singing bowls. You’re sure to feel uplifted and renewed from this event! Admission is $25 advance / $30 at the door, save $10 when you buy 2 tickets. More info: 360447-8778, inspirestudiobham@gmail.com or www.soundhealingconcert.bpt.me.

Whatcom Community College Spring Concert – The WCC Collegiate

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Chamber Music Festival, June 13-15 – The Bellingham Chamber Music Society, Bellingham House Concerts, and The Amadeus Project will present three Chamber Music concerts in June: Explore Chamber Music, Thurs., June 13 at 6pm. • Strings and Piano, Fri., June 14 at 7:30pm. • Two Great Trios, Sat., June 15 at 3pm. All concerts will be held in the Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect St., Bellingham. Visit websites for ticket information. Info: 360-671-6104, bellinghamhouseconcerts@gmail.com , www.bellinghamhouseconcerts.com , www.bellinghamchambermusic.org or www.theamadeusproject.org.

Haynie Opry – The Haynie Opry

officially kicks off the 2014 season with shows on Fri., June 13 and Sat., June 14. The highlight of the June shows will be “The Comedy Songs of Country Music.” The doors open at 6pm, and the shows start at 7pm. Cost is $15 / kids 12 and under free. On Saturday afternoon at 3pm a Gospel Matinee is featured. Cost is $10. Matt Audette and the Circle of Friends Band host all the shows. The Opry is located at 3144 Haynie Rd., Blaine. Check out the website at www.thehaynieopry.com. For more info you can also call Matt Audette at 360-366-3321. In July the anticipated tribute to George Jones will be the highlight. Tickets for all shows can be purchased at the door or in advance at Cozy Corner Books and Espresso, across from Yeagers Sporting Goods.

broadcast of The Met’s production of Verdi’s Rigoletto on Wed., June 18 at 6:30pm. Michael Mayer’s acclaimed production sets the action of Verdi’s masterpiece in 1960 Las Vegas, a neon-lit world ruled by money and ruthless, powerful men. Admission is $15 adults / $13 seniors / $11 students / $2 off members. More info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) Song Circle – Join the BUG Song Circle

on Wed., June 18 from 7-9pm at the Roeder Home (2600 Sunset Dr., Bellingham). Select a song for the group to play from the BUG Song Book or The Daily Ukulele. Guest copies are available. If you’d like, bring a new song to share and sing with the group (please bring 20 copies). Bring a music stand if you have one. Free admission. More info: 360-7336867, www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com or bhamuke@gmail.com.

Steve Earle & The Dukes at Skagit Valley Casino Resort – Country

singer-songwriter Steve Earle & The Dukes are performing two shows on Fri. & Sat., June 20 & 21 at 8pm in Skagit Valley Casino’s Pacific Showroom. An accomplished singer, songwriter and performer, Steve Earle’s albums have garnered him three Grammy awards. Skagit Valley Casino Resort is located at 5984 N. Darrk Lane, Bow. Admission is $50-$55. More info: 877-275-2448 or www.theskagit.com.

Del Rey & Suzy Thompson: Blues, Swing, and Originals – Seattle’s Del Rey

Dulcimer Club (BDC) will meet at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth, between H and I Streets in the Lettered Streets Neighborhood of Bellingham, Sat., June 14 from 1:303:30pm. Free admission, but donations toward room rent are welcome. More info: 360-982-8599, sunsetjam@gmail.com or www.mdcinbellingham.blogspot.com.

packs a whole orchestra into her custommade resonator guitar and ukulele. She has teamed up with Berkeley’s Suzy Thompson, famed for her emotionallycharged blues fiddling and vocals. Besides their original material, they channel the spirits of Memphis Minnie, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Bessie Smith and other blues icons, digging up obscure gems from the 1920s and 30s. If you like your blues witty, womanly and well-played, this is the show for you! They will be playing in the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St., Bellingham, on Sun., June 22, 7-9:30pm. Admission is $15. More info: 360-733-5960, oldtimemusic.bellingham@gmail.com.

Whatcom Flute Ensemble Concert –

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Dulcimer Club – The Bellingham

Spend an evening enjoying a special free concert by the talented Whatcom Flute Ensemble on Tues., June 17 at 6:30pm at the South Whatcom Library (8 Barn View Ct., Sudden Valley, Gate 2). Listeners will be treated to a variety of songs that include classical, modern, and spiritual. The Whatcom Flute Ensemble encompasses musicians of varying backgrounds. The instrumentation includes the regular C flute, the piccolo, alto and bass flutes. Free admission. More info: 360-305-3600 or www.wcls.org.

Rigoletto – The Lincoln Theatre (712 S.

1st St., Mount Vernon) presents an encore

High School graduate Caitlin Hill presents a recital of songs from the 1880s to the present on Sun., June 22 at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre (104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham). The event is a fundraiser for the Whatcom County Medical Society Pre-Med Scholarship endowment at Western Washington University. John French is accompanist, and Christopher Key is emcee. Admission is $12. More info: 360-961-8833 or wcms@hinet.org.

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Bar to celebrate the newest CD release for the Cheryl Hodge Group. Lively Northwest jazz/blues sweetheart and singer-pianistsongwriter Cheryl Hodge has garnered a large following during her past 15 years of performances in the area. Hodge recently won Best Jazz Song for 2013 at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards. There will be a bevy of special guests. More info: 360-933-4485, hodgecheryl@hotmail.com or www.cherylhodge.com.

Summer Song – Open to all treble

voices, ages 16 years and older. Meet one Monday per month (June 23, July 21, Aug. 25) from 7-8:30pm during the summer to hone your vocal and sight-reading skills

and read through great choral pieces in a friendly, fast-paced and fun learning environment. Ann MacDonald is the instructor. Hosted by Bellingham Sings. Classes meet at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1117 Harris Ave., Bellingham. Admission is $10 drop-in / $25 for three classes. More info: 360-676-1024, info@bellinghamsings.org or www.bellinghamsings.org.

La Rondine – The Lincoln Theatre (712

S. 1st St., Mount Vernon) presents an encore broadcast of The Met’s production of Puccini’s La Rondine on Wed., June 25 at 6:30pm. Puccini’s achingly beautiful score charmingly conveys the plight of Magda, who unexpectedly finds true love

with the handsome young Ruggero. But their idyllic life comes to a premature end as she is haunted by the fear that her past will ruin his future. Opera stars Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna portray Puccini’s star-crossed lovers. Admission is $15 adults / $13 seniors / $11 students / $2 off members. More info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

An Evening with John Legend: The “All of Me” Tour – Nine-time Grammy

winner John Legend has been gaining momentum since the beginning of his career, when R&B songstress Lauryn Hill first hired him to play piano on her debut album. In the last decade, he has earned dozens of awards for hits like Ordinary People, Green Light, Tonight (Best You Ever Had), and his most recent smash hit All of Me, which he performed at this year’s Grammys. Join us for this wonderful performance on Fri., June 27 at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham. Admission is $59-$99. More info: 360-734-6080, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com or www.mountbakertheatre.com/events.

I Love a Ukulele! Concert – The

Bellingham Ukulele Orchestra proudly presents their 2nd Annual I Love a Ukulele! concert on Sat., June 28 at 7pm at Firehouse Performing Arts Center (1314 Harris St., Bellingham). Directed by Gail MacDonald, the concert will include music across genres, from rock ‘n roll classics to classical, with guest appearances by other local area musicians. Tickets available at Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) meetings, Brown Paper Tickets, Community Food Co-op and at the door. Admission is $10. More info: 360-7336867, pngmac@gmail.com or www.bugensemble.com.

Opera Popolare: The Immortal Handel – Opera Popolare and friends

perform music by George Frederic Handel. Soloists and ensembles will perform arias and duets from Semele, Samson, Rodelinda, Joshua, the Messiah, and other Handel works on Sun., June 29 at 3pm at the Whatcom Museum Old City Hall (121 Prospect St., Bellingham). A preview of Opera Popolare’s August production of Samson will be a highlight of the program. Admission is $3 suggested donation / free to museum members. More info: 360-7332663, info@operapopolare.com or www.operapopolare.com.

Tribute Jazz Series: Art of the Piano Trio – Harold Mabern and the Julian

MacDonough Trio will present the music of Harold Mabern on Sun., June 29 at 4pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center in Fairhaven. Harold Mabern is a hard bop, post-bop and soul jazz pianist and composer. Mabern himself will be on piano! He will be joined by Adam Thomas on bass, Cory Weeds on sax and Julian MacDonough on drums. Tickets will be available at the door ($15 adults / $10 students).

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Bellingham Festival of Music 2014 by Joanna Nesbit

Each July, principal players from major orchestras around North America and other renowned musicians come together to form a world-class orchestra for five Bellingham Festival of Music concerts under the direction of Artistic Director Michael Palmer. This year’s festival runs from July 5-20, and the five concerts are performed at WWU’s Performing Arts Center, but other associated events occur at other venues. These include two performances at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, two free concerts at Whatcom Museum’s Rotunda Room, and two master classes with top guest musicians. It’s a unique opportunity for area music lovers. “For 20 years the Bellingham Festival of Music has brought world-class professional musicians to Bellingham and Whatcom County to create outstanding musical performances rarely heard even in cities much larger,” says Robert Lynch, chair of the board of directors. Here’s a look at this season: Bellingham Festival Orchestra at WWU PAC Saturday, July 5, 7:30pm: Guest violinist Stefan Jackiw (pictured), a great favorite with festival audiences, leads off with his performance of the Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63. The young New York City resident began playing at age 5 and has been hailed as one of his generation’s most significant artists. He made a European debut at age 14 playing with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London. Tuesday, July 8, 7:30 pm: Flutist Christina Smith (pictured) and the Calidore String Quartet share top billing. Principal festival flutist, Smith is a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and

has appeared as a soloist in many major pieces. The international prize-winning Calidore String Quartet is considered one of the most exciting young ensembles to emerge in recent years and includes Bellingham’s own Jerry Berry, who began viola studies with a local teacher at age 5. The quartet includes violinist Jeffrey Meyers, violinist Ryan Meehan, and Canadian cellist Estelle Choi.

Thursday, July 10, 7:30pm: The Calidore String Quartet (pictured) will present a recital featuring Beethoven’s Op. 18 No. 1, Tenebrae by Golijov and Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14, “Death and the Maiden.” Saturday, July 12, 7:30pm: Under guest conductor Whitney Reader, the concert version of Mozart’s opera The Abduction from the Seraglio features performances by Metropolitan Opera star soprano Lisette Oropesa (pictured), as well as Wesley Rogers, Joanna Mongiardo, and Simeon Esper. Local historian/author Brian Griffin appears as Klass. Lynch says this opera should be fun for the whole family. Wednesday, July 16, 7:30pm: The orchestra performs Weber, Mozart, and Schumann with guest pianist Richard Goode (pictured) playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major. A New York native and

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principally a chamber musician, Goode didn’t perform as a soloist until he was 47. He is co-Artistic Director of Marlboro Music School and Festival in Vermont. Sunday, July 20, 7:30pm: Renowned Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas (pictured above) returns to Bellingham to local audiences’ delight to perform in the festival finale, which also features the Festival Chorus. A sought-after soloist, Sáinz Villegas is known for his soulful renditions and rounded guitar tone. It’s a concert not to be missed. Additional Festival Concerts Two concerts will be held at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Be aware, these performances are popular and tickets are going fast, so it’s best to move quickly. • Sunday, July 13, 4pm: Chamber by the Bay performance by Calidore String Quartet. • Friday, July 18, 7:30pm: Guitar recital with Pablo Villegas. Free Events As part of its community outreach, the festival also offers free music events, open to everyone. Two chamber concerts will be held at the Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room on July 10 and 18 at noon, featuring principal players from the festival and other orchestra members. Two Master Classes with Christina Smith and Pablo Villegas are free for the public to observe. These classes are unique opportunities to see an artist up close in teaching mode, says Lynch. Smith’s flute Master Class will be held Tuesday, July 8 and Villegas’ guitar master class is on Saturday, July 19, both at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2600 Lakeway Dr., from 10am-noon. For information, WWU parking, and ordering tickets online, visit www. bellinghamfestival.org. Tickets range from $12 (student) to $45 and are available at the WWU Box Office. Call 650-6146 or email boxoffice@wwu.edu. Photos courtesy of the Bellingham Festival of Music. Lisette Oropesa photo by Matthew Murphy, © CAMI.

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

Wednesday, 5:30-6:30pm and experience an energy healing / chakra cleansing.

• Meditation Hour: Join us every Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm, for a combination of guided meditation and quiet time for inner reflection. • Reading Hour: Drop in and experience a clairvoyant reading demonstration on Fri., June 6, 7-8pm. Guests will get a chance to ask a personal question of the readers. No registration, just drop in anytime during the hour. Admission is $5. • Psychic Sampler: Join us for a sampling of what is offered at Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center on Sat., June 7, 10am-noon. The staff will present demonstrations and exercises on meditation, energy healing, clairvoyance, male & female energies, and helping your psychic child. Cost is $15. Simply Spirit is located at 1304 Meador Ave., B-11, Bellingham. More info: 360-647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com.

An Introduction to Reiki – Find out

about this popular healing art which can be used for relaxation, stress reduction, meditation and is commonly practiced in conjunction with Western Medicine for disease treatment. Local Blaine resident Carolyn Jackson has been teaching internationally and working in private practice in cooperation with the medical profession for over 30 years, and will be offering this introduction class free of charge to all interested adults on Thurs., June 5 at 6:30pm at the Blaine Library (610 3rd St.). More info: 360-305-3600 or www.wcls.org.

Pickle Ball in the Parking Lot at Chuckanut – Join us for a hot game of

Pickle Ball in Chuckanut Brewery’s parking lot (601 Holly St., Bellingham) on Sat., June 7 at noon. No problem if you don’t know how to play; we’ll teach you. Experts will be on hand to give advice. Free admission. More info: 360-752-3377, info@chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com or www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com.

Classes at Simply Spirit – Female

Energy 101: 6 week class taught by Nancy Simmers begins Tues., June 10, 6:30-9pm, $180. • Energy Healing 101: 6 week class taught by Vinessa Andreano begins Wed., June 11, 7-9:30pm, $180. • Clairvoyance 101: 6 week class taught by local clairvoyant Jill Miller begins Thurs., June

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12, 10am-12:30pm, $180. Pre-registration recommended. • Exploring Energy Workshop for Kids! – 2-hour workshop for kids age 7-11 taught by Sarah Rose Fischer, Sat., June 28, 10am-noon, $15. Simply Spirit is located at 1304 Meador Ave., B-11, Bellingham. More info: 360647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com.

Heart and Vascular Screening – The

Skagit Regional Heart & Vascular Institute (Mount Vernon) offers this community screening once a month on Monday mornings (June 16, 7:30-11am). Screening is recommended for adults over age 18 to determine risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease and stroke. The screening includes the following tests, and results are immediate: ankle brachial pressure index, blood pressure, full lipid profile, and body composition testing. Patients can then review results with a health care provider. Call 360-814-2424 or 360-629-6481 from Stanwood/Camano Island to schedule an appointment. Cost is $39. More info: healthquest@skagitvalleyhospital.org or www.skagitvalleyhospital.org/events.

Gentle Yoga Classes – Join Joani for

gentle yoga classes at our new location, Joy of Pilates (2130 Grant St., Bellingham). New 5-week series begins on Tues., June 17 at 10:30am and Fri., June 20 at 8:45am. Joani Glasser is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT-500), specializing in yoga therapy for the back, with over 30 years experience. This is a supportive, nurturing class ideal for beginners as well as those who desire healthy back yoga. Cost is $65 for 5 classes / $15 drop-in / $10 first time. Info: yogawithjoani@yahoo.com , 360656-6699 or www.yogawithjoani.com.

CPR and First Aid Training for Massage Therapists – Join us on Tues.,

June 17 from 5:30-10pm at Garden Street Methodist Church (1326 N. Garden St., Annex B, Bellingham) for CPR and First Aid Training for Massage Therapists. Class offers 4.5 CE hours. Interested in other continuing education classes from North Cascade Massage Connection? Check out our website. Cost is $60. More info: www.NCmassageconnection.org.

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Free Yoga Classes! – Yoga Northwest’s

week of free classes, June 23-29, is a great opportunity for you to come and experience the power of Iyengar Yoga and meet our enthusiastic and dedicated teachers. Come to as many free classes as you like, and bring a friend or two! For total beginners to advanced. Classes include gentle back care, prenatal, kids, and teens. Check website for schedule. Yoga Northwest is located at 1440 10th St., Bellingham. More info: 360-647-0712, doyoga@yoganorthwest.com or www.yoganorthwest.com/yoga/schedule/free-classes.

Joy’s Open House & the Sunnyland Stomp Art Walk! – Join Joy of Pilates

for their official Open House & Anniversary Celebration during the Sunnyland Stomp Art Walk on Sat., July 12, 4-8pm, at 2130 Grant St., Bellingham. Artists’ work on display will include April Claxton and Cheryl Ford. Check out the studio and meet the teachers. Come celebrate with us! Admission is free. More info: 360-224-1433, info@joyofpilates.net or www.joyofpilates.net.

Whatcom Knitting Guild Monthly Meeting – The Whatcom Knitting Guild

monthly meeting will be held Mon., June 2 from noon-3pm at the Squalicum Yacht Club, Harbor Loop Dr., Bellingham. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. We welcome new members. Bring a brown bag lunch. Admission is free. Info: whatcomknitting@gmail.com.

Crafts Workshops at JAC – Jansen Art

Center is offering the following crafts workshops in June: Explore the Joy of Weaving, Wednesdays, June 4, 11 & 18, 1-3pm, $65 + $10 materials fee. Instructor: Joyce Noordmans. • Horsehair Raku Workshop (ceramics), Sat., June 7, 10am-noon, $20 + $15-$80 pottery cost. Instructor: Jesse Rasmussen. • Beading on a Loom, Sat. & Sun., June 7 & 8, 11am3pm, $50 + $10 materials fee. Instructor: Jenni Jimmerson. • One Day Raku Workshop (ceramics), Sat., June 7, 1-3:30pm, $20 + $15-$80 pottery cost. Instructor: Jesse Rasmussen. • Cedar Pockets (basketry), Sat., June 14, 9am5pm, $50 + $35 materials fee. Instructor: Kay Harradine. Jansen Art Center is located at 321 Front St., Lynden. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter. org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

”Blast of Freedom” Quilt Show –

Amazing Annuals: Big Bangs for the Bucks – Join Nita-Jo Rountree, garden

designer, speaker, and past president of the Northwest Horticultural Society, for a presentation on Wed., June 4 at 7pm at Whatcom Museum Old City Hall (121 Prospect St., Bellingham). New and unusual, as well as tried and true, annuals are not just for containers; use them in your planting beds as well. Photos and descriptions of a variety of annuals used in combination with mixed beds and containers will illustrate uses. Admission is $7 members / $10 general. More info: paterhorst@comcast.net or www.whatcomhortsociety.org.

Woolley Fiber Quilters present their fifth annual quilt show, “Blast of Freedom,” in downtown Sedro-Woolley (two locations on Metcalf Street; follow the signs). The show features 3 days of quilts, bedturning, vendors, demonstrations, raffle quilt, and more! Held in concert with “Blast from the Past,” Sedro-Woolley’s vintage car show (Sunday only). Hours are Fri. & Sat., June 6 & 7, 10am-6pm and Sun., June 8, 10am-4pm. Admission is $3. Info: www.woolleyfiberquilters.blogspot.com.

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Greg Aanes Furniture – Join us for a

special showroom opening on Sat., June 14, 10am-2pm, and come in to check out our furniture. Regular showroom hours are Mon.-Fri. from 10am-5pm. Showroom is located at 2109 Queen St. which is one block north of Iowa St. on the corner with Kentucky (you have to jog up and over on Pacific!). For complete info and map, visit www.GregAanesFurniture.com , www.FurnitureBellingham.com , or call 360-389-2714.

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Books and Book Clubs with the Whatcom County Library – The

Whatcom County Library hosts the following book clubs and book presentations in June: Off-the-Shelf Book Club (June book is Breakfast at Sally’s by Richard Lemieux), Tues., June 3, 3pm, South Whatcom Library, free, no club July-Aug. • San Juan Islands with author JoAnn Roe, Sat., June 14, 7:30pm, Island Library, free. • Ferndale Friends Book Group (June book is The End Of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe), Mon., June 23, 7-9pm, Ferndale Library, free. • Deming Book Club (June book is Servants’ Hall by Margaret Powell), Sat., June 28, 10am-noon, Deming Library, free. Info: 360-305-3600 or www.wcls.org.

Author Events at Village Books:

Judith Kirscht – Local author Judith Kirscht will discuss and read from her new novel Home Fires on Fri., June 6 at 7pm. Kirscht is the author of two other novels: Nowhere Else to Go and The Inheritors. • Robert A. Wright introduces Valhalla Revealed, the riveting sequel to his thriller Beyond Ultra on Wed., June 25 at 7pm. • Mike Holloway – Dreaming Bears is the true story of the rare friendship that develops between a young medical student with deep roots in the South and an elderly Indian couple in the wilds of northeast Alaska. Holloway’s rich encounters in Gwich’in Country alter his life forever, and he becomes an advocate for the land and its people. Join us for this author event on Fri., June 27 at 7pm. • Tom Robbins – In Tibetan Peach Pie, Robbins turns his unparalleled literary sensibility inward, weaving together stories of his unconventional life, from his Appalachian childhood to his globe-trotting adventures, told in his unique voice, which combines the sweet and sly, the spiritual and earthy. Join us for this author event on Sun., June 29 at 4pm. Village Books is located at 1200 11th St., Bellingham. Free admission. Info: events@villagebooks.com, 360-671-2626 or www.villagebooks.com.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Author Discussion – Love science fiction and

fantasy? Spend the afternoon on Sun., June 8 from 2-4pm at the Ferndale Library (2007 Cherry St.) in a discussion of the differences and similarities in writing fantasy versus science fiction, collaborative efforts, creative blocks, aliens, technologies, and anything else you’d like to know, with Aubry K. Anderson, author

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and illustrator of the serialized novel Isaac the Fortunate and Elizabeth Guizzetti, author and illustrator of Other Systems and the upcoming Light Side of the Moon. Free admission. More info: 360-305-3600 or www.wcls.org.

Chuckanut Radio Hour featuring Brian Doyle – The author of Mink River, Brian Doyle, will kick off the Chuckanut Writers Conference as a guest on the

TED Talk Tuesday: Increasing Your Personal Power – Join us at our Lower

Level Theatre (Explorations Academy, 1701 Ellis St., Bellingham) on Tues., June 3 at 7pm for TED Talk Tuesday, where we will present a free screening of one or two TED talks addressing this month’s theme, “Increasing Your Personal Power,” followed by an open discussion. Awareness, community building, healing, and growth are the key goals. TED Talk Tuesday is free and open to all who wish to attend. Next TED Talk is July 1. (TED Talk Tuesday is not affiliated with the TED or TEDxBellingham organizations. This event is presented under the Creative Commons license for non-commercial distribution of TED materials.) Info: 360671-8085, info@explorationsacademy.org or www.explorationsacademy.org/events-folder/ted-talk-tuesday-1.

The New Front Page: 21st Century Journalist and What It Means for You – The Friends of the Bellingham Public Library and Humanities Washington invite the community to an engaging conversation with veteran reporter Claudia Rowe, a member of the 2014-15 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. Rowe will lead a conversation about current changes in journalism, sharing stories from her experiences at various newspapers across the country including the Seattle P.I. and the Seattle Times. This series for adults takes place in the Lecture Room at the Bellingham Central Library on Fri., June 6, 7-8:30pm. More info: Suzanne at 360-778-7236, scarlson-prandini@cob.org.

How It’s Made Artist Lecture with Jesse Rasmussen – Join us for our 6th

“How It’s Made” Artist Lecture with ceramicist Jesse Rasmussen on Tues., June

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Chuckanut Radio Hour at the Heiner Theater of Whatcom Community College on Thurs., June 26 at 6:30pm. He’ll be interviewed about his latest novel, The Plover, a story of a sea voyage that becomes a rapturous, heartfelt celebration of life’s surprising paths. The musical guest will be Sarah Goodin. Admission is $5. More info: events@villagebooks.com , 360-671-2626 or www.villagebooks.com.

10 at 6:30pm at Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden). Jesse’s sculptures and research focus on the aesthetics of Chinese scholars during the Ming Dynasty and examining the relevance of that aesthetic in contemporary society. Admission is $5 adults / $3 students and seniors. Info: 360354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org

Pioneering Research on the Afterlife with Dr. Julia Assante – Julia Assante,

noted scholar and medium, is the author of The Last Frontier: Exploring the Afterlife and Transforming Our Fear of Death. Drawing from the literature on near-death and out-of-body experiences, after-death communication, reincarnation, and her own professional background, Julia Assante presents cutting-edge research about what happens after we die. Join us for this lecture on Fri., June 13 at 7pm at Village Books (1200 11th St., Bellingham). Free admission. More info: 360-671-2626 or www.juliaassante.com/events.

City Club June Lunch Meeting: Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Available Treatment Options – Bellingham City Club presents non-partisan discussion of issues important to the community at a luncheon meeting on the 4th Wednesday of each month at Northwood Hall, noon-1:30pm. On June 25, our panelists will discuss “Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Available Treatment Options.” Guests and new members are welcome. Details and tickets at www.bellinghamcityclub.org. Northwood Hall is located at 3240 Northwest Ave., Bellingham. Admission is $13 members / $18 non-members in advance and includes lunch; $15 / $20 at the door, if available. More info: info@bellinghamcityclub.org or www.bellinghamcityclub.org.

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Ragfinery / WTA Design Contest –

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

Computer Tutoring – Bring your laptop

Skagit Wedding Tour. The tour will take place from 10am-5pm at nine of the most beautiful wedding venues in Skagit County. Couples will travel between venues and experience each one as though they are attending a wedding. Each venue will have a ceremony and reception setup and will be filled with talented wedding professionals to answer all of their planning questions. There will be special bags for the first 50 couples to start the tour. Participants can pick up their bags at Gretchens Kitchenware Store in downtown Mount Vernon starting at 9:30am on the day of the event. After picking up their bags, participants will set off on a selfguided tour among the nine wedding venues. Participants can explore each venue at their own pace. The event is organized by the Skagit Wedding Society, a newly formed organization that works to promote the wedding venues and vendors who work in Skagit County. Info: 425522-3135, info@wedinskagit.com or www.wedinskagit.com.

and take advantage of a personal one-onone 30 minute session with Blaine Library staff or available technology volunteer. Obtain help with basic computer operations, learn internet searching, set up an email account, or explore library online learning opportunities. Registration is required. The free tutoring is offered weekly on Thursdays, 2-3:30pm, at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Genealogical Society for the June meeting on Mon., June 9 at 2pm at the Bellingham Elks Lodge (710 Samish Way). Steve Baylor will give a presentation entitled “The Strange Case of Sgt. Jesse Hyde.” Free admission. More info: 360-332-7562.

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NSDAR Chief Whatcom Chapter Monthly Meeting – Join us for our June

Speeder Rides – The Bellingham Railway

the rich tapestry of Whatcom County life. Free admission. More info: 360-305-3600 or www.wcls.org.

County will play host to the first annual

Museum (BRM) is running its fourth season of speeder train rides every Saturday through Aug. 30 and Thurs., July 3, 17, 31, Aug. 14 & 28 from 11am-4pm. Speeders are vintage gas-powered track maintenance vehicles that were used in track inspections. The BRM runs speeders along a 100-year-old historic track. Rides start at Orchard Place between W. Orchard Dr. and Birchwood Ave., one block east of Meridian St. and just north of Cornwall Park in Bellingham. Cost is $3 adults / $2 kids. Info: 360-393-7540, bellinghamrailwaymuseum@gmail.com or www.bellinghamrailwaymuseum.org.

Lost Communities of Whatcom County – Goshen, Forest Grove, Dam

Town – over two dozen of these Whatcom County communities have been lost to time. Join Troy Luginbill, Director of the Lynden Pioneer Museum, on Sat., June 7 at 3pm at the Everson Library (104 Kirsch Dr.) as he shares photos, slides, and artifacts gleaned from 20 years of exploring this county’s history. Hear unique stories about the whistle-stops and company towns that have contributed to

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meeting Sat., June 14 at 12:30pm at the

Bellingham Elks Lodge (710 Samish Way). Marilyn Gooszen will be speaking on the WWI Flu Epidemic. Free admission. More info: 360-332-7562.

WHS Pet Loss Support Group – This

group offers a safe, supportive place where pet owners can share stories about their pet and work through their grief with others who have suffered a similar loss. There is no charge for this group, no reservations needed, and you are free to attend as often as necessary throughout your grief process. This program provides supportive help for those who have been touched by the loss of a pet, are anticipating the death of a pet, dealing with the difficult decision of euthanasia, have suffered from a lost or stolen pet, or are wondering when/if you are ready for another pet. The group meets the 3rd Thursday (June 19) of every month from 6-7:30pm in the multipurpose room at the Whatcom Humane Society, 2172 Division St., Bellingham. More info: 360-733-2080, outreach@whatcomhumane.org or www.whatcomhumane.org.

NW Senior Living Expo – The Crossing

Guide magazine presents the 2014 Northwest Senior Living Expo on Fri. & Sat., June 27 & 28 from 10am-5pm at the Silver Reef Event Center. Event features a packed schedule of live music, entertainment, and interactive demonstrations on popular activities for active seniors, including container gardening, painting, and senior fitness. Also featured will be information sessions on popular topics presented by local experts. Over 60 vendors will be present to demonstrate their products and outline their services. Admission is free, as well as parking and shuttle service. Facilities are handicapped accessible. More info: 360306-8073, expo@thecrossingguide.com or www.thecrossingguide.com/nwseniorlivingexpo.

Bayview Cemetery Tours in June –

The City of Bellingham presents the following Bayview Cemetery Tours in June: Bayview’s Continuing History, Fri., June 13, 1pm. • Tree Tour North, Fri., June 27, 1pm. Park and meet for tours at the Veterans’ Memorial on the southeast side of the cemetery (1420 Woburn St., Bellingham). Free admission; reservations required at 360-778-7150. More info: bayview@cob.org or www.bayviewcemetery.com.

Ancestry Workshop – Interested in

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

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Northwest Ballet Theatre presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Osa Hale One of Shakespeare’s most popular works, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has it all: comedy, fairies, romance, transformation, and a play within a play. The upcoming Northwest Ballet Theatre production will be the best of the best, bringing the fantasy to brilliant life. By taking Shakespeare’s story and expressing it through dance, the production creates an unmatched experience for its audiences, says artistic director and choreographer John Bishop. “Ballets in general have the unique ability to combine music, movement and expression, through pantomime, together in a way that words and acting alone cannot,” Bishop explained. “You can just sit back and open your senses to what you are seeing, hearing and imagining.” There is quite a bit of imagining to be done. Though the show will include gorgeous costumes and luscious sets, the magical world spun by Shakespeare and brought to living color by the dancers is what keeps directors and audiences coming back, year after year. By sending human characters into a mystical realm, with confusing and humorous results, the story plays on our humanity. “I have always liked the two contrasting worlds, one of humans and the other of fairies,” Bishop said. “Like Romeo and Juliet, another play by Shakespeare later made into a ballet, audiences enjoy the genius in the story lines.”

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Though this is the fourth time the Northwest Ballet Theatre has put on the show, Bishop promises a fresh, thoughtout take on the piece. “I have used some other music by Mendelssohn to develop the storyline and have added a few duets and solos that add to the overall virtuosity of the dancing,” he said. “For me, music holds

mischievous Puck. For many, this will be an expansion on their previously seen talents, Bishop says. “These familiar faces are joined by Ryan Sims of the Olympic Ballet and Seattle dancer Warren Woo, both of whom bring a high level of professionalism to the stage,” Bishop says. “The dancers will be joined by a few actors, all the better to merge the theatrical with the ballet.” “In my ballet, I have used some actors to blend with the dancers, and this has worked very well,” Bishop says. “It has everything you want in a ballet. Charm, elegance, humor and brilliant choreography.” The ballet will be showing for two weekends, at two different locations. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will premier at 7:30pm on June 6 at the Mount Scenes from Act 1 of Northwest Ballet Theatre’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photos by Chuck Stevens.

the key to the choreography and how I can bring out the most in my cast.” The cast includes local talents such as Josh Deininger as Oberon, Chloe Johnston as Titania, queen of the fairies, Hailey Forsberg as Hermia, Delci Syvertson as Helena, Ryann Lewis as Hippolyta, Julian Young as Lysander, and Ashley Henderson as the delightfully

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Baker Theatre in Bellingham, and show again the following night at the same time. The next weekend (June 14-15), it will be showing at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon. The Saturday show will be at 7:30pm, while the final show will be a matinee starting at 2pm. Tickets will range from $24 to $35, depending on venue and seats, with a 20 percent discount available for students, seniors, and military personnel with ID. Tickets are expected to go quickly, so don’t wait! The show will be a wonderful Shakespearean romp, in the most gorgeous sense. John Bishop said it best when he encouraged one and all to come. “If you haven’t seen a ballet yet, see this one! You can’t go wrong,” he said. “It is entertaining but it also has some unbelievable dancing by the principals and soloists.” Comedy, romance and dance, all sprinkled with fairy dust; who could resist coming to see these merry wanderers of the night?

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

West Coast Swing Dance Classes –

Two series of West Coast Swing dance lessons will be held at the VFW Hall (625 N. State St., Bellingham) during Spring 2014: West Coast Swing Dance Progressive Lesson Series, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, through June, 7-9pm, $20 per class with purchase of 6 lessons / $25 drop-ins, no partner required. Instructors are champion pros from Seattle and Vancouver. Course prerequisite: proficiency with the 5 basic WCS patterns. Class size is limited. • Bellingham West Coast Swing Dance, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, through June, 7-9pm, no partner required, newcomers, beginners and spectators welcome. Admission is $5. More info: www.BellinghamWCS.org.

Western Line Dancing – Western Line

Dance classes will be held Fridays in June (6, 20, 27) at the Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd., Lynden. Newbies start at 5:45pm (for 45 minutes), beginners from 6:30-7:30pm, and intermediate from 7:30-8:30pm. We dance the oldies to the latest club dances. Mostly country with a little bit of rock and soul. Ages 16 and up. No partner or experience needed; cost is $5 per class. This is an upbeat class and a lot of fun. Leather-soled shoes are best to dance in; tennis shoes are acceptable, but do not slide well on the floor. Great exercise! Special dance and barbeque on Sat., June 14 from 6:30-9:30pm at Samson Winery; $8 cover charge gets you in plus 1 drink ticket. Food and drinks available. Age 17 and up welcome. Bring Dad, and celebrate Father’s Day! More info: 360-354-4325, charlene.lenn@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/LyndenLineDancers.

A Day of Sacred Circle Dance –

Sacred Circle Dance is part village festival and part meditation in motion. This workshop, equally suitable for beginners and experienced circle dancers, will be led by Joan Rawles-Davis on Sat., June 7 from 9:30am-9:30pm at Explorations Academy (1701 Ellis St., Bellingham). The event includes an on-site potluck lunch and a 2-hour dinner break on your own. Full-day and evening participation is encouraged for better community, but not required. Admission is $40 suggested donation. More info: 360-671-1395 or dnx6309@gmail.com.

Traditional Jazz – Listen and dance to

the New Orleans / Dixieland music of Ain’t No Heaven Seven on Sat., June 7, at the VFW Hall, 625 N. State St. in Bellingham.

Presented by the Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society, enjoy fine acoustics, a large wooden dance floor, snacks and beverages. Admission is $10 members / $6 students / $12 general. More info: 360-734-2973 or www.btjs.webs.com.

Bailadores de Bronce – The Lincoln Theatre (712 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon) presents Bailadores de Bronce, an evening celebrating the culture of Mexican folkloric dancing and choreography, on Sat., June 7 at 7pm. The dedication of the dancers is seen during performances in their intricate footwork and refined choreography. The richness of the culture can be seen in the beautiful costumes from the various regions of Mexico. Admission is $14 adults / $10 students and children / $2 off members. More info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

Saturday Ballroom Dance – Come on

down to the Bellingham Senior Activity Center (315 Halleck St.) every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (June 14, 28). We’ll dance to taped music: Ballroom, Swing, Fox Trot, Nightclub Two-step, Rumba, Cha Cha, Salsa, Samba or Tango! Lessons from 6:30-7pm, and dance from 7-9pm. Admission: $5. More info: 360-733-4030, cbell@wccoa.org or www.wccoa.org.

Contra Dance – Bellingham Country

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Balkanarama plays for Folk Dance Party – The Fourth Corner Folk Dancers

are having their last 1st Saturday dance of the season on June 7 from 7:30-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Branch Library (1117 12th St., Bellingham). Balkanarama plays Balkan folk music with an emphasis on Rom, or Gypsy, music for a very lively evening. Come and dance or just enjoy the music. Please wear clean soft-soled shoes. No experience or partner is needed, and all ages are welcome. Admission is $15 requested donation. Info: 360-380-0456.

Ballet Bellingham: From Bach... to Rock – Ballet Bellingham is excited to

offer a fun night of dance for audience members of all ages on Sun., June 8 from 6:30-8:15pm at Mount Baker Theatre (104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham). Dancers from age 3 to adult perform original choreography created by Artistic Director Jessica Crook and advanced students of the school. Pieces range from classical ballet variations, to modern rock contemporary pieces, to everything in between. Fantastic music, exciting choreography, and excellent dancing make this an evening not to be missed! Admission is $10. More info: 360-7346080, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com or www.mountbakertheatre.com/events.

A Time To Dance: Passages – Dancing For Joy presents: “A Time To Dance: Passages” on Fri.-Sun., June 13-15 at 6:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre (104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham). This show is compiled from excerpts of parody, pantomime, plots, poetry, prose, parables, proverbs and prayers. Tickets will be $12 for the balcony, and $15 for main level. More info: www.dancing4joy.org or 360-734-6080.

Snow White – A Gift of Dance presents

the spring production of Snow White on Fri. & Sat., June 13 & 14 at 7pm at Lynden Christian High School (515 Drayton St.). Admission is $12 reserved / $9 general. More info: info@agiftofdance.org or 360-318-3511.

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

Washington Fair in Lynden (August 2014) announces ticket sales for the following grandstand shows: Demolition Derby, Mon., Aug. 11. • Lynden PRCA Rodeo, Tues. & Wed., Aug. 12 & 13. • Country star Gary Allan, Thurs., Aug. 14. • Huey Lewis and The News, Fri., Aug. 15. • Collective Soul, Sat., Aug. 16. Tickets are available at www.nwwafair.com and by phone at 877-699-FAIR. More info: 360-3544111 or www.nwwafair.com.

Family Workshops at “The J” –

Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden) is offering the following family workshop in June: The Many Faces of Clay, Mondays, June 2, 9, 16 & 23, 12:30-2pm, $85. Instructor: Trisha Dawn Coggins. More info: 360-3543600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Fun and Games at the Library –

Join us for free summer fun and games at the library!: Minecraft (grades 6-12), Tuesdays, June 3, 10 & 17, 2:303:30pm, Lynden Library; Wednesdays, June 4-25, 3-6pm, Ferndale Library; Thursdays, June 5-26, 3:30-5:30pm, Blaine Library. • Knights on the Rim Junior Chess Club (ages 6-18), Tuesdays, June 3-Aug. 26, 6:30-8pm, Blaine Library. • Dan the Magic Man (all ages), Sat., June 7, 10:30-11:30am, Everson Library; Sat., June 7, 1-2pm, Deming Library; Sat., June 7, 3:304:30pm, Blaine Library. • Fizz Boom Play Date: Bubbles, Tues., June 10, 10:3011:30am, Blaine Library. • Fizz Boom Play Date: Helicopter, Tues., June 24, 10:30-11:30am, Blaine Library. More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Ferndale Toddler Time – Whatcom Center for Early Learning presents Ferndale Toddler Time on Wed., June 4, 10-11:30am, at the Boys & Girls Club of Ferndale, 2015 Cherry Street. Children, ages 5 years and younger, and their parents are invited to drop in for active play, crafts and snacks. Meet other parents and families; parental supervision is required. Donation of $2 per child or $5 per family is requested to cover program costs. More info: 360-671-3660, info@wcel.net or www.wcel.net.

Summer Science at the Library –

Science Magic (grades K-5), Wed., June 4, 3:15-4:15, Sumas Library; Thurs., June 5, 3:30-4:30pm, Island Library; Thurs., June 12, 3:45-4:45pm, North Fork Library; Tues., June 17, 10:30-11:30am, Blaine Library; Sat., June 21, 10:30-11:30am, South Whatcom Library; Tues., June 24, 2-3pm, Ferndale Library. • Wonder Works: Science Play and Learn Storytime, Wednesdays, June 18-July 30, 3:30-4:30pm, Lynden Library. • Science Extravaganza (grades K-5), Thurs., June 19, 10:30-11:30am, Lynden Library; Wed., June 25, 10:30-11:30am, Everson Library. • Sink or Float, Sat., June 21, 10:30-11:30am, Everson Library; Thurs., June 26, 10:30-11:30am, Deming Library. • Splish Splash Science, Thurs., June 26, 10:30-11:30am, Lynden Library; Sat., June 28, 10:30-11:30am, South Whatcom Library. All events are free. More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Teens at the Library – The Whatcom

County Library System has the following free summer teen activities: Teen Anime Afternoons (grades 6-12, Fridays, June 6-Aug. 29 (except July 4 & 25), 3-5pm, Ferndale Library. • Last Day of School Sundae Party for Teens, Wed., June 11, 11:30am12:30pm, Lynden Library. • Teen Anime Club (grades 6-12), Thurs., June 26, 2-4:30pm, Lynden Library. More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Bellingham Scottish Highland Games –

The 2014 Bellingham Scottish Highland Games will take place June 6-8 at Hovander Homestead Park in Ferndale. Entertainment will include some of the annual favorites such as highland dancing, piping, drumming, Scottish country dancing, the Can/Am Spring Championship Heavy Athletics, Whatcom County wine tasting, the ever popular Scottish Idol and vendors galore! There will also be Celtic music by local favorite Maggie’s Fury and Ockham’s Razor from Seattle. The Highland Games is a great annual event that promises fun for the whole family. Hovander Homestead Park is transformed from one end to the other with lively music, exciting games, sensational international competitions, food, wine, arts & crafts from local venders, and activities for children. Admission is free on Friday (opens at 6pm). On Saturday and Sunday (8am), tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children and seniors over 60. Kids 5 and under, military and veterans are free. More info: www.bhga.org.

Rockhounds Recycling Rendezvous (RRR) – Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club will hold its annual RRR Rock Swap and Sale on Sat., June 14 from 10am-5pm at Birch Bay Square in Blaine. Rocks, minerals, fossils, gemstones, jewelry and lapidary equipment can be bought, sold and swapped from $15 tables or tailgates. To rent space, call Candi at 360-366-0121. Proceeds help fund the club’s WWU scholarship program. Free admission. More info: 360-366-0121 or www.mtbakerrockclub.org.

Father’s Day Fun Kids’ Event – Bring

your dad and join Village Books bookseller Claire for some fun Father’s Day stories, activities, and games on Sat., June 14 from 11am-noon. We will be reading stories that celebrate dads like Bad Dad and Enemy Pie by Derek Munson, among others. We will meet in the Readings Gallery, but if the weather is nice, we’ll likely move the fun outside! For kids ages 5-9 years old and dads of any age! Featured books will carry a 20% discount for participants, one day only! Village Books is located at 1200 11th St., Bellingham. Free admission. More info: 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com.

FIG Art Club Workshop – With the

help of FIG staff, your child (recommended for ages 5 and older) will be led on a creative journey to discover art! You don’t have to be a FIG Art Club member to participate and drop-off is available (for more info and requirements, contact us at figinfo@cob.org). June’s project (Fri., June 20 from 2-4pm) is Circular Abstract Art. The Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher is located at 250 Flora St., Bellingham. Admission is $7 non-members / $5 Museum members / free for FIG Art Club Members with reward points. Please note:

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Museum admission is not included in workshop cost. More info: 360-7788930, figinfo@cob.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

SPARK Museum at the Library –

The SPARK Museum is coming to the South Whatcom Library (8 Barn View Ct., Sudden Valley, Gate 2) on Tues., June 24 at 7pm. Join us for an evening of electrical fun! Demonstrations and display items will include an Edison Phonograph (wax cylinder recordings to play for audience), Magnet drop, Spark Lab, and Spark Robotics Workshop samples. Free admission. More info: 360-305-3600 or www.wcls.org.

American Legion Saturday Pancake Breakfast – Join us for a

Family Activity Day: School’s Out! Celebrate Summer Magic – Start the

summer off with an entertaining celebration at the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building (250 Flora St., Bellingham) on Sat., June 28 from 10am-4pm and be amazed at the captivating magic show and the cool stuff from SPARK Museum. Good weather brings outdoor fun with bubbles and sun art in the courtyard, and you can also make optical illusion art. Check out the Radical Repetition: Albers to Warhol exhibit with 3D glasses! Summer fun projects in the FIG, too. Sponsored by WECU. Admission is $3 general / free for Museum members. More info: 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum. org or www.whatcommuseum.org/events.

Bellingham Kids Traverse – Join us on

pancake breakfast on Sat., June 28, 8-11am at American Legion Post 154, 5537 2nd Ave., Ferndale, next to the ball fields. Admission is $5.50 adults / 50¢ ages 6-12 / free children under 6. More info: 360-384-7474 or dahubbard10@gmail.com.

Sun., June 29 from 10am-noon at Civic Field (1355 Civic Field Way) for the Bellingham Kids Traverse. Event Distance(s): 1 mi. Run, 1.5 mi. Mountain Bike, .5 Obstacle Course = Total 3 mi. Kids, 6-12 years old can participate as solo, tandem or relay. Entry fees are varied. Info: www.BellinghamKIDSTraverse.com.

June Films at the Pickford – Join us

Store’s Run Like a Girl 5K at 5:30pm that evening. The Lincoln Theatre is located at 712 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon. Admission is $5-$10. More info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

at the Pickford Film Center (unless otherwise noted) for the following films in June: Henry IV: Part 1 (Royal Shakespeare Co.), Limelight Cinema, Wed., June 4, 7pm, $18. • An Autumn Afternoon, Thurs., June 5, 5:45pm, $10.50. • Zatoichi at Large, Sat., June 7, 11am, $8.50. • Driving Miss Daisy (stage performance), Sun., June 8 at 11am and 6:30pm, Mon., June 9 at 6:30pm, $22. • Zatoichi in Desperation, Sat., June 14, 11am, $8.50. • Verdi’s La Traviata (Royal Opera House), Thurs., June 19, 7pm, $20. • Rocketship X-M, Sat., June 21, noon, $2. • National Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time, Wed., June 25 at 7pm and Sun., June 29 at 10am, $20. • Zatoichi’s Conspiracy, Sat., June 28, 11am, $8.50. The Pickford Cinema is located at 1318 Bay St., and the Limelight is located at 1416 Cornwall Ave., downtown Bellingham. More info: www.pickfordfilmcenter.org or 360-738-0735.

Frozen: The Sing-Along Version –

The Lincoln Theatre, Northwest Film Forum and Skagit Running Company present Frozen: The Sing-Along Version on Fri. & Sat., June 13 & 14 at 7:30pm. We’ll also have two screenings without the sing-along (in 3D) for those of you who’d rather watch (and listen) to this wonderfully animated film in peace: Sun., June 15 at 5:30pm and Mon., June 16 at 7:30pm. Friday night’s sing-along is part of Skagit Running

Skagit Kid’s Film Festival – The Lincoln

Theatre and the Skagit Valley Children’s Museum present the Skagit Kid’s Film Festival on Sat., June 21 from 1-7pm at the Lincoln Theatre (712 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon). Lucky viewers will get the chance to watch two collections featuring the best shorts shown earlier this year at the Children’s Film Festival Seattle, curated by Elizabeth Shepard of Northwest Film Forum. The first collection, See the World: Animated Shorts from Around the World, will show at 1pm and is suitable for all ages. The second collection, Cinema Magic: Live Action Shorts from Around the World, will show at 3pm and is best for viewers ages 7 and older. During Saturday afternoon, our lobby and auditorium will be alive with creation! Kids and parents are invited to take part in a variety of workshops created especially for the Children’s Film Festival. Admission is $5-$10 / $2 off members. More info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

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Contraband plays and Karen Marshall calls. Bring finger food to share, and your dancing feet! Admission is $8 general / $6 students. More info: www.bellinghamcountrydance.org.

”A Night at the Movies” – The Dance

Studio (1820 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham) presents “A Night at the Movies,” an energetic and interactive dance production celebrating cinema through the decades, on Sat., June 21 at 7:30pm and Sun., June 22 at 2pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, downtown Bellingham. Join the incredible dancers as they Charleston with The Great Gatsby, tap battle through The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, breakdance with Beetlejuice and playfully prance with The Pink Panther. It’s a night filled with glitz and glamour that will keep you laughing, cheering, captivated and entirely entertained. Tickets are $14 + applicable fees and are available at 360-734-6080 or www.mountbakertheatre.com. More info: thedancestudio.setter@gmail.com , 360734-1595 or www.thedancestudio.net.

two). Prizes will be awarded for best costume in several categories. Come in your bathrobe if you like! Arrive early for Leisure Game competitions and Wii Bowling on the big screen. And keep your eye out for a unique way to win a comfy couch seat in the theatre for the show! If you’d like to enjoy your White Russian or other cold beverage while partaking in the film, no problemo! This film is a 21+ event. Admission is $10 in advance / $12 at the door. More info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

Dudestock 2014 – The Lincoln Theatre in

Mount Vernon presents Dudestock 2014 on Sat., June 28 from 7-10:30pm. Dudestock celebrates all things related to the 1998 cult favorite The Big Lebowski. Fans of the film (aka “Achievers”) come from far and wide to drink White Russians, listen to Creedence and party with an array of Dudes, Walters and Maudes (not to mention a nihilist or

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Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema and Concerts in the Parks by Zoe Bronstein Those looking for entertainment while enjoying our amazing Pacific Northwest summer will not have to wait long. With Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema and the Elizabeth Park Live Concert Series, there are tons of opportunities to get out and make the most of the gorgeous weather.

Village Green. Photo by John Meloy.

Ben Kinney & Keller Williams Realty will be sponsoring the fifteenth season of Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema. Every Saturday from June 21 through August 23, films are projected onto the 30-foot screen at the Village Green in historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $5, and kids under five, get free admission. Every movie is preceded by live entertainment from local

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performers, and food selections include kettle corn and cuisine from Fairhaven Pizza and Prawns. The season begins with the adventurecomedy “The Goonies” on June 21. Disney’s latest princess hit, “Frozen,” plays June 28. In July, you can treat yourself to the Oscar favorite “Gravity” on the 5th; Pixar’s underwater adventure “Finding Nemo” on the 12th; Kevin Bacon’s star maker “Footloose” on the 19th; and the wildly popular “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” on the 26th. For August, the month starts off with the baseball coming-of-age story “The Sandlot” on the 2nd; the already much-loved “The Lego Movie” on the 9th; newest J.J. Abrams-installment “Star Trek into Darkness” on August 16th; and the season ends with the fairy tale / satirical classic “The Princess Bride” on August 23rd. Movies play after dark, no matter the weather, with ground seating available (bring your blankets) and limited chair seating in the surrounding brick areas. More information can be found at www.FairhavenOutdoorCinema.com or www.facebook.com/FairhavenOutdoorCinema. The series is produced by Epic Events, and supported by Banner Bank, Cascadia Weekly, KAFE 104.1, Fairhaven.com and the Historic Fairhaven Association. If you’re in the mood for a night of live music, stay close to Elizabeth Park. Every Thursday from June 26 to August 28 from 6-8pm, there will be free, family-friendly concerts starting at 6pm sponsored by the Eldridge Society for History and Preservation. The band to open the season on June 26th will be the Legendary Chucklenuts, a blues rock / R&B band who predominantly cover the Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, the Doors, Led Zeppelin, and others. In July, guitarist Tim McHugh reunites with the Lost Poets to make electrifying folk rock on the 3rd. The Clearbrook Dixie Band takes over on the 10th with traditional jazz and swing, and is followed by the bluegrass band Prozac Mountain Boys on the 17th. Yogoman Burning Band will show off their good-times dance music on the 24th, and melodic Celtic folk-rock band Maggie’s Fury will be featured on the 31st. In August, political folk / alternative rock musician Dana Lyons plays on the 7th, and is followed by the groovy rock, Entertainment News Northwest ~ June 2014

The funk band, The Polyrhythmics will take the stage at Boulevard Park on July 19 at 7pm.

soul, funk, and disco music of Luke Warm and the Moderates on the 14th. Classic and indie dance rock band, bandZandt, plays on the 21st, and closing out the season on the 28th will be the Penny Stinkers’ eclectic Americana and folk cabaret. An Evening Concert Series sponsored by Bellingham Parks and Recreation will take place at Boulevard Park on four consecutive Saturday nights from 7-9pm. The Polyrhythmics with an afro-beat and horn-driven funk will play on July 19 followed by Skamania with a mix of Ska, Raggae and Caribbean on July 26. B’rer Rabbit will bring folk-stomp Americana to the stage on August 2 and Cambalache will close out the season on August 9 with nueva salsa and rhumba. Cambalache is sponsored by Rumba Northwest and Café Rumba. Whatever your musical or cinematic preference, when it comes to outdoor entertainment, come and check out what Bellingham has to offer.

On July 10 at 6pm The Clearbrook Dixie Band will perform at Elizabeth Park.

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June 26 • Legendary Chucklenuts (blues-rock-r&b) July 3 • Tim McHugh and the

Lost Poets Reunion (electrifying folk rock) July 10 • Clearbrook Dixieland Jazz (traditional jazz & swing) July 17 • Prozac Mountain Boys (keeping the PNW safe for bluegrass) July 24 • Yogoman Burning Band

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July 31 • Maggie’s Fury (melodic celtic folk-rock) August 7 • Dana Lyons (political folk) August 14 • Luke Warm and the Moderates (rock, soul, funky fun covers)

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August 21 • bandZandt (the east county’s favorite dance band) August 28 • Penny Stinkers (folk cabaret)

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Saturdays • 7–9pm July 19 • Polyrhythmics (afro-beat, horn-driven funk) July 26 • Skamania (ska-raggae-caribbean) August 2 • B’rer Rabbit (folk-stomp Americana) August 9 • Cambalache (rhumba and nueva salsa) Cambalache sponsored by:

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