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A Gift Of Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Alfred Currier Fine Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 American Red Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Apple Yarns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Artwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Baker Creek Ceramic Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Ballet Bellingham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Bayshore Music Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Bellingham Chamber Chorale . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Bellingham Food Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bellingham Highland Games Assn. . . . . . . . . . 12 Bellingham Sports and Spine PT . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Bellingham Tennis Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 BellinghamART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Blaine Harbor Art Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Blazing Paddles (Reel Paddling Film Festival) . 27 Body Rejuvenation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Bruton and Schellberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Camano Island Arts Association . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Chrysalis Inn & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Chuckanut Bay Gallery and Garden . . . . . . . . . 9 Dancing For Joy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Diamond Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Diane Arvin, M.D. . . . . . . . . . . inside front cover DragonFrog Gallery & Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Everything in Sight Optical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Giuseppe’s Al Porto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Good Earth Pottery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Greg Aanes Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Hotel Bellwether . . . . . . . . . . . . inside back cover Jalima Professional Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Jansen Art Center (“The J”) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Joy of Pilates Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Julian MacDonough - Tribute Jazz . . . . . . . . . 43 Kathy Kallick Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Kulshan Chorus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Lithtex Northwest . . . . . . . . . . . inside front cover Lummi Island Artists Studio Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 McIntyre Hall Performing Arts Center . . . . . inside front cover META Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Michael Refvem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Modern Classics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Mount Baker Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Mount Baker Youth Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 North Cascades Concert Band . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Northwest Ballet Theater . . . . . inside back cover Northwest Digital Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Northwest Washington Theatre Group . . . . . . . 3 Old Fairhaven Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Pacé Atelier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Penn Cove Water Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Pickford Film Center: Limelight . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Renaissance Celebration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Silver Reef Hotel • Casino • Spa . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Skagit River Poetry Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Skagit Valley Casino Resort . . . . . . . . . back cover Skagit Wedding Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Studio UFO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Taylor Shellfish Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 USCPAA (U.S. Canada Peace Anniversary Assn.) . 9 Village Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Whatcom Art Guild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Whatcom Art Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Whatcom Chorale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Whatcom County Council on Aging . . . . . . . . . 5 Whatcom Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Whatcom Symphony Orchestra . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 WWU Performing Arts Center . . . . . . . 1, 43, 44 YES Massages (Eileen Gribble) . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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Entertainment News Northwest ~ May 2014

MAY 2014 FEATURES: “Art by the Airport” Spring Festival of Arts & Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Award-Winning Pianist, Marja Kaisla in Concert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Blazing Paddles... A Celebration of Paddlesports Around the World! . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Kulshan Chorus Presents a Concert Celebrating Poetry and Peace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 META presents The Outsiders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Shrek The Musical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Skagit River Poetry Festival – May 15-18 in La Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Ski To Sea: Not Just An Amazing Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 The Year That Wasn’t – Local Author Groks Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 They Came, They Sang, They Conquered — The Beatles, 50 Years Later . . . . . . . . . 42

DEPARTMENTS: 2014 Summer Camps . . . . . . . . 28-29 Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11 Benefits & Fundraisers . . . . . . . 34-35 Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . 18-27 Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Cuisine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31 Family & Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-15 Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Health & Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Home & Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Lectures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-41 Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Potpourri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Workshops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

On the cover: The Outsiders will be presented by META (Multicultural Educational Theatre Arts) at The Historic Lincoln Theatre beginning May 2. Our cover photo by Lindsey Bowen shows Aengus Cronin (Pony Boy), Pavel Kaprchuk (Darry), Lincoln Douglas (Soda Pop), Gabe Guevara (Dallas), Jonathan Herrera (Johnny) and Logan Price (Two-Bit). See feature story on page 3.

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META presents The Outsiders “When I stepped out into the bright sunlight, I had two things on my mind; Paul Newman and a ride home.” These are the opening lines in an unforgettable story called The Outsiders. Simply say the names Pony Boy, Soda Pop, Johnny, Dallas, Darry and Two-Bit and the heart strings are pulled in memory of S.E. Hinton’s story that is now read across the country in most middle schools. The movie was so good it featured the best of the best in their prime; Patrick Swayze, Emilio Estevez, Ralph Macchio, Tom Cruise, and Matt Dillon. Even all that name-dropping doesn’t fog the real reason we love The Outsiders. We love it because it hurts, and it hurts good. Pony Boy, Darry, and Soda Pop are poor in 1967 Oklahoma. Their loving parents have died, making them even poorer as orphans. The oldest brother, Darry, Kaytlyn Rooney fights to keep them plays the character together, working two Cherry Vallance. jobs in hopes that his smarter youngest brother Pony Boy will make it out and become something more than just a “Greaser.” Their challenges in life are highlighted by comparison to the Soc’s – the rich kids with all the breaks – who come over to their side of town to flaunt, taunt and too often beat up on the Greasers just for kicks.

Despite their harsh upbringing and unprivileged conditions, these Greaser friends show loyalty, love, and friendship that is uncommonly expressed in the world today. There is loss, triumph, forgiveness, and even poetry from Robert Frost that serves as an inner thesis to this story. We, META Performing Arts, have placed this beautiful material in the hands of young actors between 12 and 19 years old. We’ve asked them to bring these characters to life on stage. It’s brave, it’s beautiful, and it should not be missed. The Outsiders will be performed at the Historic Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon, on May 2, 3, 8 (pay-what-

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META’s production of The Outsiders includes Aengus Cronin as Pony Boy, Lincoln Douglas as Soda Pop, Jonathan Herrera as Johnny, Pavel Kaprchuk as Darry, Gabe Guevara as Dallas and Logan Price as Two-Bit.

you-can), 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30pm and May 11 at 2pm. All tickets are $16 (festival seating), and are available at the door, online at www.lincolntheatre.org , or by phone at 360-336-8955. Photos by Lindsey Bowen.

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Bard on the Beach Tickets on Sale Now – Bard on the Beach celebrates its

25th anniversary season in Vanier Park with two of Shakespeare’s best loved productions. Advance tickets are on sale now for Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, Vancouver’s signature summer theatre festival, which returns to its seaside home in Vanier Park from June 11 to Sept. 20. Visit www.bardonthebeach.org , or order tickets by phone at 604-739-0559 or 1-877-739-0559. For the 25th year anniversary, Bard on the Beach is bringing back two audience favorites to the BMO Mainstage with the re-imagining of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Dean Paul Gibson (Bard Associate Artistic Director) and The Tempest, directed by Meg Roe. On the Douglas Campbell Studio Stage, Bard will present a bold, physical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, performed by a six-actor ensemble and directed by Anita Rochon (Chop Theatre). Alternating with Cymbeline is Equivocation, written by playwright Bill Cain and directed by the Belfry Theatre (Victoria, BC) Artistic Director Michael Shamata (a co-production with the Belfry). There is also an exciting lineup of 25th anniversary special events, which are additional opportunities to come back to Bard on the Beach for the hundreds of thousands of people, both artists and patrons, who have created the Festival’s exceptional history together. Performances run Tuesdays through Sundays with (new in 2014) all evening performances starting at 7:30pm. Matinees are presented on selected weekends and weekdays. Play ticket prices (adults) include all fees & taxes and are $47 (evenings) and $33 to $35 (previews, matinees and long weekend evenings) with a $27 Global BC Youth Rate (6-25 years, all performances). Early Bird adult tickets are priced at $43 to May 30. Prices for special events, groups and multi-play ticket package discounts can be found on the Bard website. Early booking is recommended.

Go, Dog. Go! – The Neighborhood

Playhouse presents Go, Dog. Go!, based on P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book. TNP Artistic Director Lizanne Schader and

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choreographer Stephanie Harper co-direct the adaptation as a series of vignettes, in keeping with the book’s style, to create a visual feast of doggy fun. With just 75 words in both the book and the play, the emphasis is on “action, music, and shenanigans,” says Schader. The all-ages production performs at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center during the first two weekends in May; show times are Fri., May 2 & 9, 7pm, and Sat., May 3 & 10, 2pm and 5pm. The May 9 show is PJ Night, and the first 50 people to arrive in jammies will receive a free Mount Bakery cookie. Tickets are on sale at Village Books and www.brownpapertickets.com for $8 / $12. More info: www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net.

Auditions for MBT Summer Repertory Theatre – MBT Summer

Repertory Theatre open auditions will be held on Sun., May 4 at the Mount Baker Theatre (104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham) from 1-3pm for: Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Talley’s Folly, and Becky’s New Car. All roles/characters available. Prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues, one comedic, and no more than 3 minutes total. Auditioners may also be asked to work with cold readings from the scripts. Please email Alison C. Terry at Alison.Terry@mountbakertheatre.com to schedule an audition time or if you have questions. Rehearsal dates are July 5-17; performance dates are July 15-Aug. 10. Paid and unpaid roles available. Homestays / housing provided for non-Bellingham actors. Free admission. More info: alison.terry@mountbakertheatre.com , www.mountbakertheatre.com/events or 360-734-6080.

Spring Festival of Plays – The

Bellingham High School Drama Department is proud to present the Spring Festival of Plays, Wed.-Sat., May 21-24, at 7pm each evening at BHS (2020 Cornwall Ave.). Each play is student directed, with a different play every evening: The Importance of Being Ernest, Wed., May 21; Finding Nemo, Thurs., May 22; The Cover of Life, Fri., May 23; and multiple short comedies on Sat., May 24. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door one

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hour before show times. Info: 360-6766575, www.bellinghamschools.org or teresa.grimes@bellinghamschools.org.

King Lear – The Lincoln Theatre presents

a recorded broadcast of the National Theatre’s King Lear on Thurs., May 22 at 7:30pm with an encore broadcast on Sun., June 1 at 2pm. Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns 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.

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 Thurs., May 29 at 7:30pm, with an encore broadcast 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.

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: Thurs., May 29 at 7:30pm; Fri. & Sat., May 30 & 31 at 7:30pm; Fri. & Sat., June 6 & 7 at 7:30pm; and Sat., June 7 at 2pm. Admission is $15 adults / $12 seniors and kids 12 & under. Info: NWTG@nwtg.org or www.nwtg.org.

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May Films at Pickford Film Center –

Pickford Film Center is showing the following films in May: Now: In the Wings on a World Stage, Thurs., May 1, 6:30pm, $10.50. • Samaritan Zatoichi, Sat., May 3, 11am, $8.50. • Gate of Hell, Thurs., May 8, 6:15pm, $10.50. • APP, Fri. & Sat., May 9 & 10 at 9pm and Sun., May 11 at noon, $10.50. • Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo, Sat., May 10, 11am, $8.50. • Samsara, Mon., May 12, 6pm, $10.50. • Verdi’s Nabucco (Royal Opera House), Thurs., May 15, 7pm, $20. • A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy, Sat., May 17, The Limelight, noon, $6. • The Wasp Woman, Sat., May 17, 11pm, $2. • The New Black, Tues., May 20, 5pm, free. • King Lear (National Theatre), Wed., May 21 at 7pm and Sun., May 25 at 11am, $20. • The Mountain Runners, Thurs., May 22, 6:30pm, $10.50. • Criss Cross, Thurs., May 29, 6:30pm, $10.50. • Zatoichi Meets the One Armed Swordsman, Sat., May 31, 11am, $8.50. More info: 360-738-0735 or www.pickfordfilmcenter.org.

Screening of The Bath – The Alzheimer Society of Washington is excited to announce a screening of The Bath at Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St., Bellingham) on Wed., May 7 from 4:30-6pm. This award-winning short film (25 minutes) was inspired by and partially based on a poem of the same title by poet Holly Hughes about a mother with dementia and the lessons her family learns as they care for her. Admittance is free; there will be light refreshments offered, and beverages are available for purchase through the Pickford. There will also be a raffle and a discussion panel following the screening of the film. Home Attendant Care is proud to be sponsoring this event. More info or RSVP: 360-671-3316 or alz@alzsociety.org.

created locally in Bellingham by producers Ryan Stiles (Whose Line is it Anyway?, Two and a Half Men) and Andrew Lahmann (P-51 Pictures), and directed by local rising-star action sports photographer Chad DeRosa. This one-time red carpet event on Sat., May 17 at 8pm is a “thank you” to the community of Bellingham for the remarkable amount of support that helped make Out of Nothing possible. The film’s cast and crew will be present before and after the event for commentary and Q&A. Mount Baker Theatre is located at 104 N. Commercial St. Admission is $11.50 box office / $10 online / $13 at the door. More info: 360-734-6080, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com or www.mountbakertheatre.com/events.

Water Blues Green Solutions –

Join Sustainable Connections as they co-sponsor a film and discussion about Whatcom County water solutions on Mon., May 19 at 6:30pm at Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St., Bellingham). This screening of Water Blues Green Solutions, a documentary from Penn State Public Media by Frank Christopher, will be followed by a discussion. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.pickfordfilmcenter.org. Admission is $5. Info: www.sustainableconnections.org.

the benefits of growing and using industrial hemp. Post-documentary panel on hemp nutrition, natural life-style products, building materials, current policy (state and federal), and the hemp discussion in Whatcom County. Hemp Ale brewed specially for Hemp History Week by Aslan Brewing Company will be available to sample during the welcoming reception. Aslan Brewing Company will also host a post-documentary Hemp History Week celebration at their new location on Magnolia St. immediately following the film. This screening will kick off the 5th Annual Hemp History Week (HHW), June 2-8. Look for specials on hemp food and beauty products in local stores such as the Community Food Co-op. Admission is $10.50. More info: www.sustainableconnections.org.

Bringing it Home Film Screening –

Sustainable Connections is happy to be co-sponsoring a screening of Bringing it Home on Tues., May 27 at 6:30pm at Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St., Bellingham). Bringing it Home describes

Sprout Film Festival 2014 – The Arc

of the United States has partnered with Sprout Film Festival to bring these beautiful and inspiring films to communities across the nation. The goal is an enjoyable and enlightening experience that will help break down stereotypes and promote a greater acceptance of differences and awareness of similarities. The Arc of Whatcom County presents the Festival on Tues., May 13 beginning at 9am at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St., Bellingham). The evening program will include a fun reception with delicious appetizers, desserts and opportunities to win prizes. Tickets will be $20 for members of The Arc and The Pickford / $25 for non-members. More info: 360-738-0735, www.pickfordfilmcenter.org.

Out of Nothing World Premiere –

From the Pacific Northwest to Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats, Out of Nothing is the inspiring true story of four tenacious men who risked everything to conquer the records of motorcycle land speed racing with homemade machines. The film was

Whatcom County Tour Programs –

Carol Burnett Live Show: Laughter & Reflection, Fri., May 9, departs BSAC at 2:30pm, $162.50. • Scenic Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise (7 nights), departs Sept. 14 at 11am, $1299. • Costa Rica Paradise Tour, Oct. 31-Nov. 9, departing from Bellingham, $2999. Check website for details. More info: Cwillis@wccoa.org , 360-733-4030 (dial #, ext. 47015), or visit www.wccoa.org/index.php/Tours/. The Tour Program is a non-profit community service provided by the Whatcom County Council on Aging.

Trekking in Nepal – Doreen Richamond

and Jim Lane will share pictures and stories about their recent time in Nepal, spending 2 months trekking in 3 different regions. Come enjoy the beauty, culture and hard work of traveling in the Himalayas – in the comfort of our new library at 2144 South Nugent Rd., Lummi Island, on Sat., May 10, at 7pm. Admission is free. More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

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Lynn Wilson: New Pastels at Colophon Cafe – New pastels inspired

by Lynn’s boating adventures in the waters of Puget Sound will be shown at Colophon Cafe (1208 11th St., Bellingham) during the month of May. Free admission. More info: www.studioufo.net.

Artist Knits Rope to Bellingham Bay – Performance artist and former WWU professor, Christen Mattix, will resume knitting a rope to Bellingham Bay from South Hill beginning Thurs., May 1 from 9-10am at the bench at the meeting of Taylor and 16th Streets. The project began on May 1, 2012, when Mattix started knitting from a bench at 16th and Taylor. Mattix calls it an “urban drawing” that embellishes the sidewalk, calling attention to what is overlooked. A daily hour of

knitting will take place at the bench until the project’s completion; visitors welcome. More info: christenmattix@gmail.com or www.christenmattix.com.

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. The more creative the better! Awards will be given for the People’s Choice and the Gals of 12th Street Shoes’ favorite. Free. More info: 360-733-2066, info@12thstreetshoes.com or www.12thstreetshoes.com.

Expressing our Vision Photography Exhibition – SideHill is a husband/wife

venture that uses photography to express their vision of the natural world and tries to present it in a way that will bring pleasure for many years. Starting out as a hobby, and now evolving into a small local business, their goal is to not be complicated but, like everything else in life, let their work speak for itself! The exhibit continues at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Highway, through Thurs., May 8, during regular library hours. Sponsored by the Friends of the Deming Library. More info: 360-592-2286, www.wcls.org.

J & L Gift & Art Show – J&L Gift & Art

Show invites you to our 5th annual show for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, through May 3 from 10am-6pm daily. We are #35 on your Tulip Festival Route, located between RoozenGaarde Gardens and Tulip Town on the Memorial Hwy at the Tulip Valley Winery, 16163 SR 536, Mount Vernon. Have fun in the tulips, and then

come have a glass of wine and enjoy the fine art from 18 local NW artists (glass, jewelry, paintings, fiber, photography, wood and more). Tulip Festival merchandise is available. Free admission. More info: 206-713-8531 or www.facebook.com/JLArtShow.

May Offerings at Studio UFO – Open

Studio Painting Thursdays with Trish Harding, May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 10am3pm, $225 / $50 per session (must specify which dates). • Figure Drawing Session, Mon., May 5, 10am-noon, $16 + $2 model tip. • Open Studio Painting Wednesdays with Trish Harding, May 7, 14, 21 & 28, 10am-3pm, $180 / $50 per session (must specify which dates). Studio UFO is located at 301 W. Holly St., M-4, Bellingham. More info: 360-319-6115, trish.harding@studioufo.net or www.studioufo.net.

New Works on Consignment at Lucia Douglas Gallery – Newly

consigned works by notable Northwest artists Joel Brock, Clayton James, Guy Anderson, Jack Gunter, Leo Adams, Louis Mideke, William Slater and more will be on exhibit at Lucia Douglas Gallery (1415 13th St., Bellingham) in May. Open by appointment only. More info: 360-733-5361, www.luciadouglas.com or ldg@fidalgo.net.

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

feature new work by the Artwood membership to celebrate 26 years in Historic Fairhaven. Each member has produced a new piece or pieces to celebrate this event. Michael Flaherty will have beautiful new ukuleles that you will definitely want to play. “Through The Cattails,” a walnut, steel and copper entry table by Jim Hume, and new bar stools by Steve Hall will also be in the gallery. The gallery is open 7 days a week (Mon.-Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm) at 1000 Harris Ave. More info: 360-647-1628, artwood@qwestoffice.net or www.artwoodgallery.com.

Artist Anne Schreivogl: Memoirs of a Bird – Schreivogl’s exhibit features new,

upbeat, colorful paintings, delighting in the reader’s and writer’s world. Typewriters, books, and letter-writing abound. Schreivogl’s work has found its way into the world of books, being a part of several Public Library Art Collections nationwide. View these new paintings at La Conner Seaside Gallery (101 1st St.) during the month of May. Free admission. More info: www.laconnerseasidegallery.com or aes@fidalgo.net.

Kids Allied Arts Exhibit – Visit

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen (601 W. Holly St., Bellingham) in the month of May and enjoy art from budding artists from Whatcom County schools. Free admission. More info: 360-752-3377, info@chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com or www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com.

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Coupled Exhibit – Coupled Exhibit is a

pairing of the abstract and atmospheric paintings of Sharon Kingston with mid-century modern furnishings showcased in Modern Classic’s new Bellingham showroom. Sharon and Curt are merging their art and furniture businesses in this downtown space at 1418 N. State St. The exhibit continues during store hours, Wed.-Sat. from noon-5pm. Free admission. More info: 360-393-3826, sharonkingston@me.com or www.sharonkingston.com.

Clay Club – Clay Club with Deb McCunn

is open studio time to work on your personal projects. Bring your ideas for your own clay projects, use studio equipment to build your pieces and get peer support, advice and feedback. Please bring your own tools, a hand towel and plastic to cover your work in progress. Clay Club members get one private shelf for work in progress and tools as long as they are enrolled. There are three Clay Club times available: Wednesdays 6-9pm, Thursdays 1-4pm or Thursdays 6-9pm. Baker Creek Ceramic Studio is located at 4058 Hammer Drive, #105, Bellingham. Cost is $92 for 4 weeks. More info: 360-393-5458, bakercreekceramics@gmail.com or www.bakercreekceramics.com.

First Thursday Artist Reception at Jansen Art Center – Join us for a very

exciting opening reception on Thurs., May 1 from 6-8pm. Our new exhibits are: In Balance: ceramic vessels by Brian O’Neill and paintings by Vikki Jackson; paintings by Laurie Potter; works by Jansen Art Center Ceramics Students; Seeing Things: photography by John D’Onofrio; and our Summer Community Exhibit. Jansen Art Center is located at 321 Front St., Lynden. Free admission. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

by appointment. Free admission. Info: 360-708-4787, gallerycygnus@gmail.com or www.gallerycygnus.com.

Bay Street Studios Grand Opening and Children’s Art Class – We are a

group of eight local artists who have created studio spaces to produce our art and crafts. This is our Grand Opening of Bay Street Studios (301 W. Holly St., Bellingham) in conjunction with the Children’s Art Walk on Fri., May 2 from 5-9pm. We have a children and parents recycle art class from 5-8pm and children’s art will on display in our studio space. Refreshments will be available, as will the artists with their finished and unfinished work. Free admission. More info: 360-6713999 or banner4art@yahoo.com.

14th Annual Children’s Art Walk –

Stroll through downtown Bellingham on Fri., May 2 from 6-9pm and delight in the works of the younger art community! Whatcom County students will proudly display their works of art during the 14th Annual Children’s Art Walk presented by Allied Arts of Whatcom County. There will be a number of activities for kids and adults, music, and more to celebrate the arts in schools. In addition, Allied Arts Gallery will feature professional work by Allied Arts Teaching Artists in Whatcom County. Art will remain on display through May 31 in honor of the state-wide Arts Education Month and ArtsEd WA, a new program exploring issues in arts and education. Free admission. More info: 360-676-8548, kelly@alliedarts.org or www.alliedarts.org.

May Art Show Reception – Scott Milo

Gallery (420 Commercial Ave., Anacortes) will be showing oils and pastels by Amanda Houston; black and white photography by David Lucas; mixed media by Renate Trapkowski; oils by Brooke Borcherding and Donna Trent; and pastels by Pat Meras in the month of May. An artists’ reception will be held on Fri., May 2 from 6-9pm. Free admission. More info: 360-293-6938, gallery@scottmilo.com or www.scottmilo.com.

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Anacortes May Gallery Walk – Join 9 participating venues on Fri., May 2 from 6-9pm for the May Gallery Walk in Old Town Anacortes. Free admission. Info: 360-293-6938, gallery@scottmilo.com or www.anacortesart.com.

Seeing Things: The Photography of John D’Onofrio – An opening reception

for “Seeing Things: The Photography of John D’Onofrio” will be held on Thurs., May 1 from 6-8pm at Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden. D’Onofrio’s photography explores the forms, textures and colors of the natural world. His is a unique vision: one that captures both the grandeur and intimate details of our diverse landscapes, embracing both epic panoramas and intriguing microcosms. “Seeing Things” is the largest exhibition of his work ever presented in Whatcom County. Free admission. More info: www.jansenartcenter.org.

Draw, Stitch and Burn – This two-

person exhibition featuring Eve Deisher and Lanny Bergner runs through Sun., May 18 at Gallery Cygnus (109 Commercial St., La Conner). Both Deisher and Bergner present highly inventive work made, or maybe conjured, out of intensive manipulation and sensitivity to materials. Gallery hours are Fri.-Sun., noon-5pm and email editor@ennw.info • See www.ennw.info for “News, Reviews and Updates”

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4, 11am-2pm, $75. Instructor: Mark Bergsma. • Adobe Lightroom, Wednesdays, May 7 & 14, 5-8pm, $75. Instructor: Mark Bergsma. • How to Solder Workshop, Fri., May 9, 11am-4pm, $55. Instructor: Judith Gauthier. • Mother’s Day Sterling Silver Pendant Workshop, Sun., May 11, 11am-4pm, $65. Instructor: Judith Gauthier. • Functional & Sculptural

Hand Building in Clay Workshop, Mondays, May 12-June 16 from 3-5:30pm or Wednesdays, May 14-June 18 from 6:30-9pm, $160. Instructor: Jesse Rasmussen. • Micro-Mosaic Pendant Workshop, Sat., May 17, 11am-5pm, $90. Instructor: Courtney Lipson. • 2-Day Beginning Jewelry Workshop, Sat. & Sun., May 17 & 18, 11am-5pm. Instructor: Judith Gauthier. • Intro to Color, Mon., May 19, 11am-2pm, $40. Instructor: Trisha Coggins. • Charcoal: the Medium of Interest, Tuesdays, May 20-June 10, 12:30-2pm, $65. Instructor: Trisha Coggins. • Ever-Flowing Color, Tues., May 20, 4-7pm, $40. Instructor: Trisha Coggins. • Sterling Silver Ring Workshop, Sat., May 31, 11am-5pm, $85. Instructor: Judith Gauthier. Jansen Art Center is located at 321 Front St., Lynden. More info: 360354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Seniors’ Day Out – Uptown Art (23

Bellwether Way, #101, Bellingham) is pleased to announce it has a program in place specifically designed for our senior citizens, to be held on the first Monday of the month (May 5, June 2). Until now, the fun, joy, and rewards associated with 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. The cost is $34.95. More info: 360-733-1471 or robert@uptownart.com.

Sculpting the Model in Clay with Concentration on the Hands – This

class, sculpting from a live nude model, begins big expectations that students will succeed at a dynamic figure concentrating on the human hand. Clay, materials, and banding wheels provided. Bring your own sculpting tools if you have them. This workshop meets on Tuesdays, May 6, 13, 20 & 27 and June 3 & 17 from 9am12:30pm at Baker Creek Ceramic Studio (4058 Hammer Dr., #105, Bellingham. Cost is $190. More info: 360-319-6115, trish.harding@studioufo.net or www.studioufo.net.

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Drawing on Intuition Classes – In this guided meditative drawing process, intuition is given center stage on paper with oil pastels and charcoal. Artistic experience is not required. Classes meet: Wednesdays and Thursdays in May (7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29) at Essential Body and Soul (1101 State St., Bellingham), 6:30-8pm, $15; and Sat., May 17 at Wise Awakening (314 E. Holly St., Bellingham), 2-4pm, $20. More info: 360-393-7229 or erika.rado@yahoo.com. Recent Works from WWU Professor of Art, Sharron Antholt – The Whatcom Museum Guild presents a morning of art with Prof. Antholt, whose work reflects her 10+ years in India and Nepal, on Thurs., May 8, 10am, at the Whatcom Museum Old City Hall. Free. Info: www.whatcommuseum.org or 360-778-8930.

Lorna Libert Opening Art Reception – Join us for our new art opening with local artist Lorna Libert. Lorna is known for her work with old structures: abandoned buildings, weathered boats and rusting trucks. Come view her work while sampling some vino on Thurs., May 8 from 5-7pm at Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants (19 Prospect St., Bellingham). Free admission. More info: 360-393-3271, ted@sjwinemerchants.com or www.sjwinemerchants.com.

Annual Mother’s Day Sale and Open Studio – Glass Mountain Studios (927

Yew St., Bellingham) will hold its Annual Mother’s Day Sale and Open Studio, Fri.-Sun., May 9-11, 10am-6pm. Glass demonstrations, class information and books, tasty treats, and a free glass flower for all moms who come in! Free admission. More info: glassmtn@comcast.net , 360-733-3497 or www.glassmtn.com.

Camano Island Studio Tour – The

16th Annual Camano Island Studio Tour, one of the most unique art experiences in the region, takes place May 9, 10 & 11 (Mother’s Day weekend) and May 17 & 18, 10am-5pm each day. The free, self-guided tour includes the art of 41 juried artists, 3 galleries, and Alfred Currier of Anacortes is this year’s featured artist. The tour features some of the finest and

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most diverse artists and galleries in the Pacific Northwest. See the artist’s studios, learn how they create their art and what inspires them. See artists in action as they are working on new pieces. To help you navigate, download the Mobile Tour App from the website. More info: www.camanostudiotour.com.

Norte and the Pizza Factory in downtown Blaine. Painters using watercolor, oil and acrylic will be joined by fiber artists, photographers, jewelers, metal sculptors, glass artists, wood workers, furniture makers and others. Admission is free. More info: blaineharborartgallery@bhagllc.com or www.blaineharborartgallery.com.

Artist Jeremy Noet: Off the Table and Into the House – Good Earth

Big Rock Garden Plein Air Paint Out –

Pottery (1000 Harris Ave., Bellingham) is featuring the work of Jeremy Noet during the month of May. Noet creates vibrant functional ware for every room in the house. This month he’s showcasing how pottery can come into play beyond the kitchen: bathroom sinks, lighting, reusable bottles for the brewer or distiller in your life, planters and more! Come meet the artist during a reception on Fri., May 9, 5-8pm. Regular business hours are Mon., Wed.-Sat., 11am-6pm, and Sun., noon5pm. More info: 360-671-3998 or theteam@goodearthpots.com.

Art Road Trip to Pilchuck Glass School – Accompanied by local artists

Trish Harding and Deb McCunn, you’ll enjoy a rustic brunch with artists, tour the studios, view the fascinating processes of glass making, talk with working artists, and enjoy the bucolic setting. The day begins with a one-hour lecture at WCC at 8:45am on Sat., May 10; then we’ll board a bus for Pilchuck, returning at 4:30pm. Cost is $89. More info: trish.harding@studioufo.net or www.whatcom.ctc.edu.

Grand Re-Opening – Please join us on

Sat., May 10 from 10am-5pm to celebrate the grand re-opening of DragonFrog Gallery, Gifts & Floral at our new location in Barkley Village (2925 Newmarket St., #108, Bellingham). Refreshments and free balloons for the kids! Free admission. Info: 360-739-5314, info@dragonfroggifts.com or www.dragonfroggifts.com.

Springfest Art Tour of Blaine – Close

to 40 artists and artisans will take part in the Springfest Art Tour of Blaine on Mother’s Day weekend, Sat. & Sun., May 10 & 11, 10am-5pm. Participants will be at the Semiahmoo Resort and Spa and the Dakota Creek Winery, with the Blaine Primary School children’s art at Paso del

Plein air painters from Studio UFO will be plein air painting at Big Rock Garden Park (2900 Sylvan St., Bellingham) on Sun., May 11 from 9am-4pm. A great outing idea for Mother’s Day or to just get out in one of Bellingham’s most wonderful parks and enjoy the outdoor sculpture collection at the same time. Poetry, live music, refreshments. Free admission. More info: 360-319-6115, www.studioufo.net or trish.harding@studioufo.net.

Series” (both on view in our exhibition “Radical Repetition”), one sees stylized interpretations that can be viewed as both a celebration and stereotyping of native culture. Join John Feodorov of Fairhaven College for an exploration of art as a medium for creating myth and messages about culture on Thurs., May 22; 6:307:30pm, at the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher. Admission is $5 Thursday (continued on page 10)

How It’s Made: John D’Onofrio – The Jansen Art Center presents a talk and slide show by photographer and Adventures NW editor/publisher John D’Onofrio on Tues., May 13 at 6:30pm. This talk is part of the Center’s “How It’s Made” series. Jansen Art Center is located at 321 Front St., Lynden. Admission is $5. Info: 360354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Artist Talk, “Paint: The Painted Works of Lyle Wilson” – Lyle Wilson

spent years exploring Northwest Coast native painting, including a 20-year association with the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. A well-known Haisla artist, Wilson’s art includes paintings, drawings, prints, jewelry and carvings. Wilson infuses traditional formline art elements with his own inventive approach. Get a new perspective on our current exhibition, “Paint,” with the artist speaking on his work and the paintings of indigenous NW peoples on Sun., May 18, 2pm, at the Whatcom Museum Old City Hall. Admission is $3 suggested donation / free for Museum members. More info: 360778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

AHA! The Pop Art of Indian Culture – Through a Native Lens – Looking at Andy Warhol’s “Cowboys and Indians” and Roy Lichtenstein’s “American Indian Theme

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admission / free for Museum members. Info: info@whatcommuseum.org , 360778-8930 or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Watercolor Figure Drawing – If you

enjoy figure drawing, this class will take your artistic expression to a new level! Join Trish Harding as she presents this fascinating study of the human figure using watercolors as the medium. Professional models will help make the transition from drawing to painting the figure a delightful and enlightening experience! The 5-session class (Fridays, May 23, & 30, June 6, 13 & 20) is offered at Whatcom Community College, 237 W Kellogg Rd., Bellingham, from 1-3:30pm. Cost is $155. More info: 360-383-3000, trish.harding@studioufo.net or www.whatcom.ctc.edu.

Jim Wheeler: New Acrylic Abstract Paintings – Jim Wheeler exhibits his new

acrylic abstract 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: 360-319-6115, trish.harding@studoufo.net or www.studioufo.net.

Oil Sketches of the Songbird Workshop with Ron Frazier – This

workshop will help develop your painting skills through oil sketches of songbirds – birds seen everywhere, whether at the park or in the back yard. These happy subjects provide opportunities to learn about color schemes, a limited palette, brush strokes, and surprising ways to show how light dramatically affects our reactions to the beauty of nature. The workshop will be held on Sat., May 24 from 9:30am3:30pm at BellinghamART (1701 Ellis St.) Cost is $90. More info: 360-738-8379, info@bellinghamart.com or www.bellinghamart.com.

Memorial Day Weekend Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour – Lummi

Island hosts its annual Memorial Day weekend Artists’ Studio Tour on Sat. & Sun., May 24 & 25 from 10am-6pm. Pottery, sculpture, paintings, jewelry, glass art, fiber arts, prints and more. Park your car at Gooseberry Point and bring your bike over, or bring your car to enjoy the tour at your leisure; eat at the Beach Store Cafe, walk a nature preserve, and visit the artists. Maps are available at the Islander Store or at studio locations; watch for balloons! Admission is free + ferry charges / $13 for car and driver round trip, $7 per additional passenger. More info: 360-3175807 or riaharboe@gmail.com.

Annual Ski-to-Sea Seconds Sale –

Bring your bags and boxes to Good Earth Pottery (1000 Harris Ave., Bellingham) on Sun., May 25 from 10am-5pm and stock up on not-quite-perfect and experimental pots. Info: theteam@goodearthpots.com , 360-671-3998, www.goodearthpots.com.

San Juan island Studio Tour – Join us

on Sat. & Sun., May 31 & June 1 from 10am-5pm for an open studio tour of 13 private artist’s studios with 30 guest artists around San Juan Island. Free admission. More info: 360-378-1813 or www.sanjuanislandartists.com.

Book Presentation: Temple Foods –

Janet Doane will present a Power Point presentation of her newly published book, Temple Foods, on Sat., May 31 at 3pm at Studio UFO (301 W. Holly St., Bellingham). Doane will discuss how she illustrated her book with her own wonderfully spiritual paintings, penned her own poetry, and developed her own raw foods recipes. Free admission. More info: 360-319-6115, trish.harding@studioufo.net or www.studioufo.net.

2014 Juried Artist Series: Love of Land – The Allied Arts Gallery The Love of Land exhibit embodies the earth in

“Art by the Airport” Spring Festival of Arts & Crafts Whatcom Art Guild celebrates its 50th anniversary at its spring show offering fine arts and crafts and special celebratory events at Hampton Inn’s Fox Hall (3985 Bennett Drive, Bellingham). The show opens Fri., May 16 from 2-8pm (opening reception at 6pm) and continues on Sat. & Sun., May 17 & 18, from 10am5pm. The judged show will feature the work of more than 45 well-known community artists. Offerings for sale include fine art originals, affordable prints, photography, hand-crafted fabrics, pottery, jewelry, garden art and more one-of-a-kind items handmade by community artists. There will be artist demonstrations, a raffle in support of WAG’s Art Scholarship Fund with matching funds donated by WAG up to $5,000, and other special 50th anniversary events. Free admission, parking, and refreshments. More info: 360-933-4816, mesmerie1@gmail.com or www.whatcomartguild.org.

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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.

Humanities Washington Speaker Series – The World in Washington: An

Future of Business Speaker Series Part 1 – The Future of Business Speaker

Exploration of Literature and Our Lives. The Friends of the Bellingham Public Library and Humanities Washington invite the community to an engaging conversation with author and professor Shawn Wong, a member of the 2014-15 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. Wong will explore how a work of fiction is made. This series for adults takes place in the Lecture Room at the Bellingham Central Library on Fri., May 2, 7-8:30pm. More info: Suzanne at 360-778-7236, scarlson-prandini@cob.org or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Crystal Healing – Join Ashlie at Ayurvedic

Health Center and Wellness Shop (203 W. Holly St., Suite 204, Bellingham) on the first Tuesday of every month (May 6) at 3pm for a discussion on chakras, crystal healing, crystal grids, color therapy and more! This month, Ashlie will be covering specific healing crystals for all of the seven chakras. Tea will be served! Free admission. More info: info@ayurvedichealthcenter.com or 360-734-2396.

TED Talk Tuesday – Join us on Tues.,

May 6 at 7pm at the Explorations Academy Lower Level Theatre (1701 Ellis St., Bellingham) for TED Talk Tuesday. TED talks address a specific topic (like diversity, invention, neighborhoods, etc.) followed by an open discussion on the impact of that topic on our local community. The purpose of TED Talk Tuesday is to facilitate nonsectarian and nonpartisan discourse on important subjects. Awareness, community building, healing, and growth are the key goals. Free admission. Next TED Talk is June 3. More info: 360-671-8085, info@explorationsacademy.org or www.explorationsacademy.org/events-folder.

Move to Amend I-1329 Barnstorming Event – Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Executive Director of Democracy Unlimited and the National Director of Move To Amend, will give a rousing one-hour talk at WCC’s Heiner Theater (237 W. Kellogg Rd.) on Thurs., May 8, 6:30pm, on the constitution as it pertains to corporate personhood and illegitimate, but legal, corporate constitutional rights. There will be a short presentation of the Washington I-1329 initiative and opportunities to get involved. Free admission / donations accepted. More info: 360-920-0981.

Series focuses on how businesses can integrate the much referenced Triple Bottom Line business practices into everyday operations. The first session will be held on Thurs., May 22 from 4-7pm at Broadway Hall (1300 Broadway, Bellingham) and will focus on one of the integral parts of the triple bottom line: People. Join Keynote Speaker, Toby Barazzuol of Eclipse Awards, as he explains how his business focuses on people in relation to his Triple Bottom Line. Admission is Sustainable Connections members $40 / non-members $55. More info: 360-647-7093, mark@sconnect.org or www.sustainableconnections.org.

City Club Lunch Meeting – Bellingham

City Club meets on the 4th Wednesday (May 28) of each month from noon1:30pm to present non-partisan discussion of issues important to the community. This month’s topic is “The Opening of the Arctic Waters: Political, Economic, Environmental, and Social Consequences.” Guests and new members are welcome. The meeting is held at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave., Bellingham. Admission is $13 members / $18 nonmembers in advance or $15 / $20 at door (if available); lunch is included in the cost. More info: info@bellinghamcityclub.org or www.bellinghamcityclub.org.

”Reimagining the Village: Why Modern Rites of Passage Are Important “ – On Thurs., May 29,

Rooted Emerging and WSU Extension 4-H will co-sponsor “Reimagining the Village: Why Modern Rites of Passage Are Important.” Scot Nichols, MA, somatic therapist and Fairhaven College professor will present the research on how and why this model supports a young person’s development, especially at sexual maturity. He is renowned as a passionate and inspirational speaker. The presentation will begin at 4pm at St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center (3333 Squalicum Parkway Bellingham). A series of roundtable discussions, to gather input from the community, will follow. Live entertainment to open; lightly catered. RSVP requested. Free admission. More info: info@rootedemerging.org or 360-510-3205.

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Ski To Sea: Not Just An Amazing Race by Meghan Thompson Over the last 103 years, much has changed here in our quiet corner of the world. Miraculous advances have been made in medicine, fashion, technology, and most importantly, personal hygiene. However, there’s one thing that’s remained very much the same. It’s the annual Ski to Sea race, a true Northwest tradition. While the race itself is grand, and a true feat of physical endurance, folks often forget about all of the other amazing events that come together to create an optimal Ski to Sea experience.

This photo by Jon Brunk Photography shows the start of the Cross Country Ski leg of the Ski to Sea Race.

This year’s festivities begin at 6pm on Friday, May 16 with the much-loved Jr. Ski to Sea Parade. The parade – filled with families and children of all ages, on bikes, shoulders, wagons, and skates – starts on the corner of Cornwall and Kearney Streets, continuing down Cornwall Ave., and finishing at Railroad and Champion Streets. The Ski to Sea excitement continues on Friday, May 23 with a block party from 5-9pm, at Boundary Bay Brewery, complete with live music, prizes, commemorative Ski to Sea beer mugs, and more. Saturday, May 24, from noon to 2pm, is the Ski to Sea Blossomtime Parade. Known for having a little bit of everything, the parade is led by the local police department, and features floats, marching bands, fire trucks, horses, and more. The theme of this year’s parade is “Rolling Forward Together, the Wheel of Whatcom.” “All of us working together is what propels the Wheel of Whatcom.

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From noon till closing at 7pm, three rock bands play in succession from a stage in the heart of historic Fairhaven, with dancing in the street. Over 20 food vendors offer every type of street food. Photo by John Servais.

We’re excited to see interpretation of how each ‘spoke in the wheel’ promotes the community and moves it forward,” explained Parade Director, Maria Dahl. “This will be a wonderful way for all parade entrants to be creative and showcase their business, school or organization in the context of that theme.” And of course, Memorial Day weekend isn’t complete until you’ve spent some time where it all ends, in Historic Fairhaven. While the race itself finishes at Marine Park, celebration and excitement infect the entire area, transforming the heart of Fairhaven into a gigantic party for all ages, from 10am-7pm, on Sunday, May 25. This year’s festival touts live music by a number of local bands on 2 stages, acoustic at the Village Green, and a variety of genres on the Main Stage. There will also be booths and exhibits from 50+ unique arts and craft vendors, plenty of delectable treats and snacks to choose from, a beer garden (from noon-6:30pm), and $3 shuttles from 11am-8pm, running from the WWU park-n-ride to Fairhaven, as well as from Boundary Bay Brewery to Zuanich Park. For a complete list of all Ski to Sea events & locations, visit the Chamber of Commerce website at www.bellingham.com.

An annual tradition for thousands is enjoying a couple pints in the Fairhaven Festival original beer garden, across the street from the rock bands. Old and new friends meet and enjoy the afternoon. Photo by John Servais.

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Children’s Art Walk at the Whatcom Museum – Enjoy a spring evening with

art at your Museum on Fri., May 2, 6-9pm, at the Lightcatcher. Exhibitions include: “Paint: The Painted Works of Lyle Wilson” and “Radical Repetition: Albers to Warhol.” A special performance by the Bellingham Youth Jazz Band will be at 6pm. The Family Interactive Gallery will also stay open late for visitors of all ages until 8pm. Free admission. Info: 360-7788930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Bridge of Aloha Festival – Northwest

Hawaii Ohana’s Bridge of Aloha Festival will be held on Sat., May 3 from 10am7pm at Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. Live music will feature Elias Kauhane, Jus Us Hawaiian, Northwest Blend, and Ho Aloha. Halau Hula O Lono, Hula O Lehualani, Ho`ike, and others will perform hula and Polynesian dances. There will be raffle drawings throughout the day and activities for the keiki (children), along with arts & crafts vendor booths and Hawaiian food! Cultural workshops in hula, lei making, ukulele, and Tahitian dance. Northwest Hawaii Ohana is a 501 c(4) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, honor and perpetuate the unique blend of cultures found throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Admission is $7 general / $5 senior 65+ / free kids under 8. More info: nwhawaiiohana@gmail.com or bridgeofaloha.webs.com.

Open House at Discovery Music Academy – If you are curious about

learning to play the piano, come try it out on Sat., May 3 from 10am-noon. No experience is necessary. Children and adults are welcome. Discovery Music Academy is located at 2512 Meridian St., Studio A, Bellingham (inside Piper Music). Free admission. More info: 360-527-9626, mary@DiscoveryMusicAcademy.com or www.discoverymusicacademy.com/events.

Wonders of Whatcom: Mount Baker Scenic Highway – Marilyn will discuss the beautiful views, historical gems, overlooked artifacts, geological wonders, little known facts, out of the way destinations, and other exciting marvels you might have missed on the way to Mount Baker in this program for adults on Sat., May 3, 2:30-3:30pm, in the Fireplace Room at the Fairhaven Branch Library. More info: Katie at knbray@cob.org or 360-778-7230.

Procession of the Species Parade –

The 11th Annual Procession of the Species Parade, an all-ages celebration of community and nature, will be held on Sat., May 3 at 4pm in Bellingham. The parade line-up begins at 3:30pm on Lottie St. in front of Bellingham City Hall and ends at Maritime Heritage Park with a marimba band. The Monkey Puzzle Orchestra will grand marshal this year’s Procession. It’s free; no need to register in advance. Bellingham’s parade was inspired

by the original Olympia parade, first held in 1995 in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of Earth Day and to support Congressional renewal of the Endangered Species Act. The parade is built on three simple principles: no words (written or spoken), no live animals, and no motorized vehicles. Bellingham Parks and Recreation, key sponsor of the parade, needs volunteer help. Fifteen people are needed to help direct traffic at intersections for two hours. Contact Amanda Grove at 360-778-7000 to sign up in advance. More info: www.bpots.org.

Community Monthly Breakfast –

The Rome Grange presents a community breakfast on the first Sunday of the month. Join us on Sun., May 4 from 8am-1pm at Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy., Bellingham, and meet and greet local politicians as they serve you coffee and breakfast. Breakfast features pancakes, French toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice & coffee. Biscuits and gravy now available, too! Fastest service is 11am1pm. Admission is $5 adults / $2 kids 6-10 / free 5 and under. More info: 360-739-9605.

Ferndale Toddler Time – Whatcom

Center for Early Learning presents Ferndale Toddler Time on Wednesdays, 1011:30am, at the Boys & Girls Club of Ferndale, 2015 Cherry Street. Children, ages 5 years and younger, and their parents are invited to drop in any (or every) Wednesday 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.

Robotics at the Spark Museum –

This is a great introduction to the basics of robotics using Lego® Mindstorms®. Students meet for 4 weeks and work in pairs to construct and program one robot. Each week builds on the previous week, so children’s natural curiosity and wonder guide their learning about Lego® building and computer programming. Great for ages 8-14; pre-registration required. (The programs conducted by the SPARK Museum are not affiliated, sponsored, or endorsed by Lego® Education or the Lego® Group.) This workshop meets for 4 weeks (Fridays, May 9, 16, 23 & 30), at the SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, 1312 Bay St., Bellingham, from 3:30-5pm. Admission is $60 ($48 SPARK Family Members). More info: 360-738-3886, anne@sparkmuseum.org or http://www.sparkmuseum.org/workshops-education/workshops/.

Penn Cove Water Festival – The 2014

Penn Cove Water Festival on Sat., May 10, continues an annual revival of the historic Coupeville Water Festival, which was first celebrated in 1930. This event features Northwest tribal canoe races, native arts and crafts, storytelling, native music and

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dance performances, educational displays, youth activities and the now famous salmon tacos. Sponsored by the non-profit Penn Cove Water Festival Association. Join us at Front Street and Coupeville Boat Launch from 11am-5pm. Free admission. More info: 360-682-5250, penncovewaterfestival@gmail.com or www.penncovewaterfestival.com.

StoryWalk Celebration – Storytime in

the Park! Author/Illustrator Erik Brooks will lead us on the first walk as we celebrate the grand opening of the Lynden StoryWalk trail on Sat., May 17, 10:30amnoon. Meet at Lynden City Park for this fun new literary attraction. Free books will be given to the first fifty walkers (for ages 3-5). Refreshments. Call the Lynden Library for more information. Admission is free. More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Whatcom Water Fest – Bring your

family to the first annual Whatcom Water Fest, celebrating our beautiful Puget Sound, on Sun., May 18 from noon-4pm at Maritime Heritage Park (500 W. Holly St., Bellingham). You’ll find live music, walking tours, workshops and hands-on demos, as well as prizes and giveaways. Food trucks and kids’ activities make it the perfect family-friendly event. Rain or shine, join us for this free day of fun and learn how you can do your part to protect our waterways. Free admission. More info: 360-647-7093, rose@sconnect.org or www.sustainableconnections.org/events.

May Classes and Workshops for Families and Kids at Jansen Art Center – Jansen Art Center presents the

following classes and workshops for families and kids in May: Discovering Drawing Animals, Thursdays, May 22-June 12, 4:30-6pm, $65. Instructor: Trisha Coggins. • Sculpting Animals, Tuesdays, May 27-June 17, 4-5:30pm, $65. Instructor: Trisha Coggins. • The World of Puppets Workshop, Sat., May 31, 11am-2pm, $55. Instructors: Trisha Coggins and Andy Koch. Jansen Art Center is located at 321 Front St., Lynden. Info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Ski to Sea Blossomtime Breakfast –

Bring the kids for breakfast at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center (315 Halleck St.) from 8-11am before the Grand Parade on Sat., May 24! Enjoy your choice of delicious buttermilk pancakes, fabulous biscuits and gravy, or heart healthy oatmeal and yogurt. Every meal comes with sausage links, scrambled eggs, fruit, orange juice and coffee, milk or tea. Admission is $6 adults / $3.50 children / $13.50 family. More info: 360-733-4030, cbell@wccoa.org or www.wccoa.org.

Build a Paper Airport (ages 6+) –

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Birchwood Garden Club’s 22nd Annual Plant Sale – Join us on Sat.,

May 3 from 9am-noon at the Bellingham Public Library (210 Central Ave.) for a wonderful variety of plants: perennials, including bushes, vines, grasses and bulb sets; annuals, including tomato plants and vegetable starts; and specialty plants too! Monies earned will help the BGC with the beautification of many local public gardens. Free admission. More info: 360384-6250, threemetcalfes@comcast.net or www.birchwoodgardenclub.org.

Backyard Chicken Keeping – Discover

the joys and benefits of backyard chicken keeping in this revealing workshop at the North Fork Library (7506 Kendall Rd.) on Sat., May 3, 10am-noon. We’ll cover the fundamentals including daily care for your backyard flock, raising baby chicks, different breeds, what to look for in a coop, managing common health issues, and best of all – the thrill of bringing fresh eggs to your table each day! Instructor and backyard chicken keeping expert Dalia Monterroso invites you to bring your questions. Admission is free. More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Spring Garden Party – Join us for our

annual May Open House at Chuckanut Bay Gallery & Sculpture Garden (700 Chuckanut Dr. N., Bellingham) on Sat., May 3, 10am-5:30pm. Get inspired while enjoying our gallery and gardens – full of new displays as well as old favorites! Free admission. More info: 360-734-4885, info@chuckanutbaygallery.com or www.chuckanutbaygallery.com.

Birchwood Garden Club’s May Meeting – Jo Miller from Mt. Baker

Beekeepers will provide a bee overview on Wed., May 7 at 7pm at the Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room (121 Prospect St., Bellingham). This is an introductory level

view of the process of beekeeping: starting, maintaining, and harvesting a hive, overwintering bees, etc. The Birchwood Garden Club is a vibrant and growing area-wide gardening club of over 80 members; membership is open to everyone in Whatcom and Skagit counties. Free admission. More info: www.birchwoodgardenclub.org.

with WHS memberships available at the lecture. The Whatcom Museum Old City Hall is located at 121 Prospect St., Bellingham. Admission is $10 members / $15 general. More info: 360-319-6593, gathernorthwest@gmail.com or www.whatcomhortsociety.org.

BSAC Plant Sale – You’ll find lots of

the public for one day a year for a fundraiser for Sustainable Connections’ Food and Farming Program! The fundraiser will be held on Sat., May 17 from 9am4pm. Cascade Cuts is an extensive wholesale perennial, annual, veggie and herb nursery located at 632 Montgomery Rd., Bellingham. Free admission. More info: 360-647-7093, erin@sconnect.org or www.sustainableconnections.org/events.

color, perennials, annuals, garden starts and house plants all at great prices at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center Annual Plant Sale on Thurs. & Fri., May 8 & 9, 9am-4pm. We’ll have gardening demonstrations by master gardeners at 11am and 1pm each day. BSAC is located at 315 Halleck St. Free admission. More info: 360-733-4030, cbell@wccoa.org or www.wccoa.org.

Fundraiser for Sustainable Connections – Cascade Cuts opens to

Greg Aanes Furniture – Join us for a

special showroom opening on Sat., May 10, 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.

Whatcom Horticulture Society May Lecture: Riz Reyes – An early curiosity

about fruits and flowers turned a young boy from the Philippines into an awardwinning garden designer. In this engaging talk on Thurs., May 15 at 7:30pm, Riz Reyes will speak on various approaches to designing, planting and maintaining a small garden space. Riz will show us ways to utilize plants with unique, but tried and true, combinations with an emphasis on year-round interest. Doors open at 7pm

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(133 Prince St., Bellingham). Learn the creases and folds to create specialty aircraft, such as the Glider and the Delta. We’ll see just how far we can fly with a test flight at the end of class. Participants take home four folded aircraft and instructions. Pre-registration required; space is limited. Parents should plan on staying in the store during the class. Cost is $5. More info: 360-527-2641, info@launchingsuccess.com or www.launchingsuccess.com.

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. On Saturday and Sunday, tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children and seniors over 60. Kids 5 and under, military and veterans are free. Info: www.bhga.org. (more Family & Kids at right)

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Free Rowing Sessions at Rema Fit –

We support Whatcom County and Ski to Sea racers! We are offering complimentary one hour rowing sessions to try out our new rowing studio on RP3 Dynamic Rowing machines. Special sessions available to Ski to Sea Racers. Offer open to anyone who wants to get fit. Available times are MWF, 6-7am; TTH, 5:456:45am; M-TH, 9:15-10:15am and 5:30-6:30pm. Rema Fit is located at 1221 Fraser St., E-2, Bellingham. Free admission. More info: Remafitness@gmail.com or www.Remafitness.com.

Vein Screening – Steven Lee, MD,

surgeon with Skagit Regional Clinics, will be administering free vein screenings on Mon., May 5 from 1:30-4:30pm at Skagit Valley Hospital Cascade Room (1415 E. Kincaid St., Mount Vernon). Screenings will evaluate visible varicose veins in the legs and help raise awareness of venous disease and the available treatment options. Screenings take less than 10 minutes and are open to both men and women. To register, call Skagit Regional Health at 360-814-2424 or 360-629-6481. Enter through Kincaid St. entrance; no charge, but pre-registration required. Info: 360814-2424 or www.skagitvalleyhospital.org.

How to Eat for Fat Loss – You spend

valuable time exercising, now learn how to really benefit from your time spent in the gym and maximize your weight loss efforts. Join us at the South Whatcom Library (8 Barn View Ct., Sudden Valley, Gate 2) on Wed., May 14, 6-7pm, for an evening with Lori Johnson, Certified Nutritional Consultant, and learn how macronutrient timing, quantities, and your hormones are all involved in decreasing body fat. Question and answer period to follow. Admission is free. More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

technology is available, and all of our meetings are captioned. Admission is free. More info: 360-738-3756, info@hearingloss-whatcom.org or www.hearingloss-wa.org.

NCMC Monthly Meeting – The North

Cascade Massage Connection (NCMC) monthly meeting will be held on Tues., May 20 from 6-9pm at Garden Street Methodist Church, 1326 Garden St., Annex Rm. B, Bellingham. This is the last meeting of the season. There will be a potluck meal, so please bring a dish if possible. A surprise guest speaker will have a short presentation, followed by member discussion time. This is a great chance to share your dreams, issues, techniques, and ideas in your massage world with others. NCMC serves and educates LMPs in Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan and Island Counties. Admission is $10. More info: www.NCmassageconnection.org.

Neutralize Your Unwanted Patterns – Learn to change patterns that conflict with your well-being and ability to move forward. Certified EFT practitioner Daimon Sweeney has used EFT since 2000 and has developed advanced forms of meridian tapping incorporating brain science and evolutionary psychology. Join him for this class on Sun., May 25 from 1-4pm at the Center for Spiritual Living, 1224 Yew St. Rd., Bellingham. Admission is $20 suggested donation. Info: 360-441-1195, Daimon@NeuroMasteryAcademy.com or www.NeuroMasteryAcademy.com.

Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse – The Hearing Loss Association of Whatcom County is holding its monthly meeting on Sat., May 17 from 9:30-11:30am at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2600 Lakeway Dr., Bellingham. Claudia Ackerman, Group Coordinator, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services, will join us and inform our group on these two important topics. Hearing assistance

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Bellingham Kids Traverse – Join us on

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. email editor@ennw.info • See www.ennw.info for “News, Reviews and Updates”

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Customized Computer Help –

Computer problems? Receive one hour of individual help from Paul Goff at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr., throughout the month of May by appointment (check with a library staff member). Possible topics are: Learning and setting up Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP; Replacing Windows XP (Microsoft stopped supporting XP in April); Troubleshooting (viruses, unwanted programs, slow computer); Trying Linux on your computer? Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Linux Mint? More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

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

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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.

50% off while enjoying complimentary refreshments. Free admission. Info: 360527-2641, info@launchingsuccess.com or www.launchingsuccess.com.

Northwest Singles Club (NSC) – Join

Bellingham Evening Toastmasters –

the Northwest Singles Club for these free events in May: Weekly Coffee Hour, every Saturday (May, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31) from 10-11:30am at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal on Harris St. • Weekly Walks, every Monday (May 5, 12, 19, 26) from 10-11:30am at Taylor Dock in Fairhaven. • Monthly meeting and dinner, Wed., May 14, 5:30pm, at Cascade Pizza, 2431 Meridian St., Bellingham. Events are for age 50+. More info: 360-393-3982.

Teacher Appreciation Day – Launching Success Learning Store (133 Prince Ave., Bellingham) celebrates our community’s hardworking educators on Sat., May 3 from 10am-1pm. Goodie bags full of various school materials will be given to the first 50 people. Door prizes handed out every 15 minutes throughout the threehour celebration, and one lucky grand prize winner will receive a $100 gift card at the event’s end. Every shopper gets a gift with purchase, a balloon to pop containing a coupon ranging from 10-50% off one item and a spin on the Everyone’s A Winner wheel for a prize. Teachers in attendance can preview products for the 2014-2015 school year and purchase hundreds of teacher resource books at

Women’s Voices – Women’s Voices NW this month features Marissa McGrath and Sara Holodnick telling stories about women in Bellingham in the early 1900s and explaining local historical tours. Listen to these informative programs Sundays at 9am on KMRE radio 102.3 FM, or stream at www.sparkmuseum.org or www.womensvoicesnw.wordpress.com. More info: 360-738-3886, www.sparkmuseum.org.

Improve public speaking and leadership skills. Join us on Tuesdays (May 6, 13, 20 & 27) from 7-8:30pm at the Unity Church of Bellingham, 1095 Telegraph Rd. Free admission. More info: 360-756-0217, contact-4470@toastmastersclubs.org or www.4470.toastmastersclubs.org.

What is GERD? – Learn more about

what causes GERD – or acid reflux – plus management and treatment options in this presentation with Suresh Alagurusamy, MD, gastroenterologist with Skagit Regional Clinics – Gastroenterology, on Thurs., May 8 from 6-7:30pm in the Skagit Valley Hospital Cascade Room (1415 E. Kincaid St., Mount Vernon). To register, call Skagit Regional Health at 360-8142424 or 360-629-6481. Enter through Kincaid St. entrance; no charge, but pre-registration required. Info: 360-8142424 or www.skagitvalleyhospital.org.

High School Scholars Recognition –

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will honor female junior level high school students from 13 area schools with achievements in math, science, and technology at its recognition ceremony on Sat., May 10, 10am, at the SPARK Museum in downtown Bellingham. AAUW supports women and girls through education, research, advocacy, and philanthropy. Please RSVP to Helene at 360-392-8856 by May 7 if you are planning to attend. Free admission. Info: 360-392-8856 or hbergkolin@gmail.com.

Elder Care Options – This popular

one-evening program brings clarity to the maze of support options available for older adults. Instructor Debbie Gann, Director, Home Attendant Care (Whatcom / Skagit / San Juan / Island Counties), has more than 25 years of healthcare experience. The event will take place on Thurs., May 22 from 5:30-8:30pm at Skagit Valley Hospital Cascade Room (1415 E. Kincaid St., Mount Vernon). To register, call Skagit Regional Health at 360-814-2424 or 360-629-6481. Enter through Kincaid St. entrance; no cost, but pre-registration required. More info: 360-814-2424 or www.skagitvalleyhospital.org/events/detail?event_id=22112033.

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An Afternoon with Holocaust Survivor Noémi Ban – Noémi Ban was

21 when the Nazis marched into Debrecen, Hungary on March 19, 1944. Her father was sent to a forced labor camp and she and her family (grandmother Nina, mother Juliska, sister Erzsebet and baby brother Gabor) were sent on a transport to Auschwitz, arriving on July 1, 1944. She was immediately separated from her family, where they became victims of the Nazi genocide. Noémi spent nearly four months in Auschwitz before being picked by Dr. Joseph Mengele to be transferred to a sub-camp of Buchenwald to work at a bomb factory. Hear Noémi’s amazing story of survival and escape. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear history directly from someone who lived it on Sat., May 10, 1pm, at South Whatcom Library (8 Barn View Ct., Sudden Valley, Gate 2). More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Ancestry Workshop – Interested in

researching your family tree? Join Sheryl Fullner, an experienced researcher and certified librarian, in this free class for adults that will be exploring the library edition of Ancestry.com. Meets monthly on the third Tuesday (May 20, June 16, July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 16) through September. Choose an afternoon (45:30pm) 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.

A History of Tea – Join Laurie and

Charles Dawson, founders of the Whatcom Tea Enthusiasts Association, for a presentation of traditional Chinese tea, on Wed., May 21, 6:30-7:30pm, at the South Whatcom Library (8 Barn View Ct., Sudden Valley, Gate 2). See tea infusion tools demonstrated and learn the benefits of their use. Hear a fascinating description of tea history and an overview of the traditional orthodox tea styles: white, yellow, green, oolong, red/black, and pu-erh tea. Best of all, sample rare high-end teas, including an aged tea! Admission is free. More info: 360-3053600, www.wcls.org.

Speeder Rides – The Bellingham Railway

Museum (BRM) is running its fourth season of speeder train rides every Saturday from May 31-Aug. 30 and Thurs., July 3, 17, 31, Aug. 14 & 28 from 11am-4pm. Speeders are vintage gaspowered 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.

Challenger Ridge Wine Dinner –

Winemaker David Abrass from Challenger Ridge Winery in Skagit County will pair wines to Ciao Thyme’s six-course meal on Fri., May 2 from 6-9pm at Ciao Thyme (207 Unity St., Bellingham). Try their award-winning Pinot Noir, their Northern Lights Ice Wine and more! Dietary restrictions? Please call to discuss. Admission is $98. More info: 360-7331267, info@ciaothyme.com or www.ciaothyme.com.

May Events at the Bellingham Farmers Market – Special things are

happening at the Bellingham Farmers Market in May! 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. The Bellingham Farmers Market is held on Railroad Ave., between Chestnut and Maple Streets. Free admission. More info: market@bellinghamfarmers.org , 350-6472060 or www.bellinghamfarmers.org.

La Conner Wine Walk – If you’re a

wine enthusiast, you likely already know that Washington State produces some of the finest wines in the world. And as luck would have it, not only can you taste many of them at our local wine shops, but you can take a walking tasting tour through La Conner during the La Conner Wine Walk, held Sat., May 3 from 5-8pm. La Conner is known as one of Washington State’s most-loved getaway destinations, and is fast becoming known as a terrific wine-inspired weekend getaway as well! Wine aficionados will love La Conner’s romantic and celebratory vibe – enjoy tastings in restaurants, boutiques and even at our visitor center. Cost: $20 per person. More info: info@laconnerchamber.com or 888-642-9284.

Cooking Classes at Ciao Thyme –

Ciao Thyme (207 Unity St., Bellingham) is offering the following classes in May and June: Grain-Free Baking, Mon., May 5, 6:30-9pm, $48. • Fresh from Morocco, Tues., May 13, 6:30-8:30pm, $58. • Cafe Favorites, Tues., May 20, 6:30-8:30pm, $58. • Spring Tour Through France, Thurs., May 22, 6:30-8:30pm, $58. • Modern Caribbean, Wed., May 28, 6:30-8:30pm, $48. • Sum Tapas, Thurs., May 29, 6-9pm, $68. • Breakfast Better, Tues., June 3, 6:30-8:30pm, $48. Info: 360-733-1267, info@ciaothyme.com , www.ciaothyme.com.

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Ridge Vineyards Wine Tasting – One

of California’s classic producers will be pouring their new releases at Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants (19 Prospect St., Bellingham) on Fri., May 9 from 3-6pm. Paul Draper has been one of the leading Zinfandel masters for a long time. We have Winery Rep Christina Donley in-house pouring the line-up. Free admission. More info: 360-393-3271, ted@comcast.net or www.sjwinemerchants.com.

Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants One Year Anniversary Celebration – Come join us Sat., May 10 from 10am6pm for our one year anniversary celebration. Stop in for some tasty bites and some delicious wine. We are located at 19 Prospect St., Bellingham. Free admission. More info: 360-393-3271, ted@sjwinemerchants.com or www.sjwinemerchants.com/events.

Cooking Classes at Gretchens –

Gretchens Kitchenware Store in downtown Mount Vernon (509 S. 1st St.) will host the following cooking classes in May: Japanese Tea Tasting and Ceremony, Sat., May 10, 11am or 2pm, $10. • Vegetable Delights with Skagit Valley Hospital, Tues., May 13, 6pm, $25. • Canning and Cocktails – Kim Chi, Sat., May 17, 3:30-5:30pm, $30. • Mediterranean Summer Grilling, Tues., May 20, 6:30-8:30pm, $45. • Paella Negra, Tues., May 27, 6:30-8:30pm, $45. More info: 360-336-8747, lauraleehartner@gmail.com or www.gretchenskitchen.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., May 15 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.

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MAY 2014 THURSDAY 5/1/2014 Artist Knits Rope to Bellingham Bay, Taylor

and 16th Streets, 9-10am, free, christenmattix@gmail.com or www.christenmattix.com. See page 6. J & L Gift & Art Show, Tulip Valley Winery, 10am-6pm, free admission, 206-713-8531, www.facebook.com/JLArtShow. See page 6.

Open Studio Painting Thursdays (5 week session) begins, Studio UFO, 10am-3pm,

$225, 360-319-6115, www.studioufo.net or trish.harding@studioufo.net. See page 6. Clay Club, Baker Creek Ceramic Studio, 1-4pm or 6-9pm, $92 for 4 weeks, 360-393-5458, bakercreekceramics@gmail.com or www.bakercreekceramics.com. See page 7. Emily Ponten Junior Violin Recital, WWU PAC Concert Hall, 5pm, free, 360-650-3130, heather.dalberg@wwu.edu or www.wwu.edu/music. See page 37.

Live in the Piano Lounge: The Spencetet,

Jansen Art Center, 5:30-7:30pm, no cover, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 37. First Thursday Artist Reception, Jansen Art Center, 6-8pm, free, info@jansenartcenter.org , 360-354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 7.

Seeing Things: The Photography of John D’Onofrio, Jansen Art Center, 6-8pm, free, www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 7.

”Now: In the Wings on a World Stage,”

Pickford Film Center, 6:30pm, $10.50, 360-738-0735, www.pickfordfilmcenter.org. See page 5. Nick Bantock, “The Trickster’s Hat,” Village Books Readings Gallery, 7pm, free, 360-6712626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com. See page 32. ”The Mouse That Roared,” Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 7:30pm, $12 adults / $10 seniors and students / $8 kids, 360-354-4425, clairevgtheatre@gmail.com or www.clairevgtheatre.com.

FRIDAY 5/2/2014 J & L Gift & Art Show, Tulip Valley Winery,

10am-6pm, free admission, 206-713-8531, www.facebook.com/JLArtShow. See page 6.

Bay Street Studios Grand Opening and Children’s Art Class, Bay Street Village

Upstairs Artists, 5-9pm, free, 360-671-3999, banner4art@yahoo.com. See page 7.

Red Cross Fundraiser for Oso Mudslide Disaster, Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen,

5-9pm, free admission, 360-752-3377, info@chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com. See page 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. See page 30. 14th Annual Children’s Art Walk, Allied Arts Gallery and other downtown Bellingham locations, 6-9pm, free, kelly@alliedarts.org , 360676-8548 or www.alliedarts.org. See page 7. Anacortes May Gallery Walk, Old Town Anacortes, 6-9pm, free, 360-293-6938, gallery@scottmilo.com or www.anacortesart.com. See page 7. Bellingham Youth Jazz Band, Lightcatcher Museum, 6pm, www.jazzproject.org or 360-676-5750. See page 37. Challenger Ridge Wine Dinner, Ciao Thyme, 6-9pm, $98, info@ciaothyme.com , 360-7331267 or www.ciaothyme.com. See page 17.

Children’s Art Walk at the Whatcom Museum,

6-9pm, info@whatcommuseum.org , 360-7788930, www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 13. May Art Show Reception, Scott Milo Gallery, 6-9pm, free, gallery@scottmilo.com , 360-2936938 or www.scottmilo.com. See page 7.

Whatcom Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven’s Ninth Dress Rehearsal, Mount Baker Theatre,

6pm, $10, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com , www.mountbakertheatre.com/events or 360-734-6080. See page 37. “Go, Dog. Go!,” Firehouse PAC, 7pm, $8 / $12, www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net. See pg. 4.

Humanities Washington Speaker Series – The World in Washington: An Exploration of Literature and Our Lives (for adults),

Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, 7pm, free, scarlson-prandini@cob.org or 360-7787236 (Suzanne). See page 11. Whatcom Girls Chorus Spring Concert, Trinity Lutheran Church, 7-9pm, free, www.whatcomgirlschorus.com. See page 37. Bellingham Youth Jazz Band, Bellingham High School All-City Jazz Festival, 7:30pm, 360676-5750, www.jazzproject.org. See page 37. ”The Mouse That Roared,” Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 7:30pm, $12 / $10 / $8. See May 1. ”The Outsiders,” Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm, $16 festival seating, tickets@lincolntheatre.org , 360336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org. See pg. 3. Aaron Crawford (high energy Top 40 / country / rock), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, free, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SATURDAY 5/3/2014 Have a Heart Run, Edgewater Park, 8:15amnoon, $10-$30, 360-588-5737, www.haveaheartrun.org. See page 34.

Bellingham Harborview Lions Club Garage Sale, Salvation Army, 9am-3pm, free admission, bellinghamharborviewlions@gmail.com or 360-305-4774. See page 34.

Birchwood Garden Club’s 22nd Annual Plant Sale, Bellingham Public Library Lower Lecture Room, 9am-noon, free, 360-384-6250, threemetcalfes@comcast.net or www.birchwoodgardenclub.org. See page 14.

Trinkets & Treasures Spring Festival,

Ferndale High School Gym, 9am-5pm, free, 360-384-2792, kaechd@frontier.com or www.ferndaleband.org. See page 34. Backyard Chicken Keeping, North Fork Library, 10am-noon, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. See page 14.

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

free, www.bellinghamfarmers.org or 360-6472060. See page 17. Bridge of Aloha Festival, Ferndale Events Center, 10am-7pm, $7 general / $5 senior 65+ / free kids under 8, nwhawaiiohana@gmail.com or bridgeofaloha.webs.com. See page 13. J & L Gift & Art Show, Tulip Valley Winery, 10am-6pm, free admission, 206-713-8531, www.facebook.com/JLArtShow. See page 6. Open House, Discovery Music Academy (inside Piper Music), 10am-noon, free, 360-527-9626, mary@DiscoveryMusicAcademy.com. See pg. 13. QSI: Quilt Scene Investigators, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 10am-noon or 1:30-3:30pm, $20 for analysis of one quilt / $30 for two / $15 to audit, kathleen@laconnerquilts.org , www.laconnerquilts.org or 360-466-4288. Spring Garden Party, Chuckanut Bay Gallery & Sculpture Garden, 10am-5:30pm, free, 360-734-4885, info@chuckanutbaygallery.com or www.chuckanutbaygallery.com. See pg. 14. Teacher Appreciation Day, Launching Success Learning Store, 10am-1pm, free, 360-5272641, info@launchingsuccess.com or www.launchingsuccess.com. See page 16. Visit Sculpture Woods, 10am-5pm, free, www.annmorrisbronze.com.

W.A.K.E. Demo Day and Swap Meet,

Bloedel-Donovan Swim Beach, 10am-4pm, free / $5 to demo boats, info@wakekayak.org. See page 34.

Beginning African Marimba Group (7 day class) begins, Jansen Art Center, 11am-

12:15pm, $155, info@jansenartcenter.org , 360-354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 37.

Beginning Digital Photography Workshop (2 day class) begins, Jansen Art Center, 11am-2pm, $75. See page 7.

Fold Form Bracelet Workshop, Jansen Art

Center, 11am-4pm. $65, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 7. ”Samaritan Zatoichi,” Pickford Film Center, 11am, $8.50. See page 5. 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. Tile Art Workshop (4 day class) begins, Jansen Art Center, 1-3pm, $130, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 31.

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MAY 2014 ”How Beautiful:” A Collection of Treasured Wedding and Love Songs, Assumption

Church, 1:30pm, free, 360-510-0654, terhimiikkib@yahoo.com. See page 37. “Go, Dog. Go!,” Firehouse PAC, 2pm or 5pm, $8 / $12. See page 4. Traditional Jazz, VFW Hall, 2-5pm, $10 members / $6 students / $12 general, 360734-2973, www.btjs.webs.com. See page 30.

Wonders of Whatcom: Mount Baker Scenic Highway (adults only), Fairhaven Library

Fireplace Room, 2:30pm, free, 360-778-7230, knbray@cob.org. See page 13.

11th Annual Procession of the Species Parade, Lottie St. to Maritime Heritage Park, 4pm, free, www.bpots.org. See page 13.

Andrew Knapp & His Dog Momo, “Find Momo,” Village Books Readings Gallery, 4pm,

free, 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com. See page 32.

Yogoman Burning Band All Ages Dance Party, Green Frog, 4:30-6:30pm, $18 whole family / $10 adult / $5 students and kids 5-15, yogomanburningband@gmail.com or www.yogomanburningband.com. See page 37. La Conner Wine Walk, 5-8pm, $20 per person, info@laconnerchamber.com , 888-642-9284. See page 17. Damon Jones, Jansen Art Center Piano Lounge, 6:30-8pm, no cover, info@jansenartcenter.org , 360-354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 37.

”Celebration of Tasty Treats and Culture,”

Bellewood Acres, 7-10pm, $25, 360-778-1228, ddinkla@aol.com or www.lyndenkiwanis.com. See page 34. East Coast Swing, Presence Studio, 7-10pm, $10 general / $7 members and students, 360-734-5676, bellinghamusabda@aol.com or www.bellinghamusadance.com. ”Liederfest,” Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room, 7pm, $20 adults / $5 students, leslie@bellinghamchambermusic.org , 360-3034014 or www.bellinghamchambermusic.org. See page 37.

Fourth Corner Folk Dancers First Saturday Folk Dance Party with Kafana Republic,

Fairhaven Library, 7:30-10:30pm, $15 requested donation, 360-380-0456, lauritaw@live.com. See page 37. ”The Mouse That Roared,” Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 7:30pm, $12 / $10 / $8. See May 1. ”The Outsiders,” Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm, $16, 360-336-8955. See page 3.

Herbert Brun and Kenneth Gaburo: Voices Left, WWU PAC Concert Hall, 8pm, free,

360-650-3711, bruce.hamilton@wwu.edu. See page 37. Aaron Crawford (high energy Top 40 / country / rock), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, free, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SUNDAY 5/4/2014 Community Monthly Breakfast, Rome Grange,

8am-1pm, $5 adults / $2 kids 6-10 / free 5 and under, 360-739-9605. See page 13. Listen to Women’s Voices NW, KMRE 102.3 FM, 9-10am, free, 360-738-3886, www.sparkmuseum.org. See page 16.

Auditions for MBT Summer Repertory Theatre, Mount Baker Theatre, 1-3pm, free,

”Cosi Fan Tutte,” Lincoln Theatre, 1pm, $23

adults / $19 seniors / $16 students / $2 off Lincoln members, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 37. Springtime High Tea, Blaine Senior Center, 1-3pm, $18, 360-332-8040, blaineseniorcenter@gmail.com or www,blaineseniorcenter.com. See page 34. ”The Mouse That Roared,” Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 2pm, $12 / $10 / $8. See May 1.

Vocal Improv (Scatting) Workshop (4 sessions) begins with Cheryl Hodge,

2-3:30pm, $125, hodgecheryl@hotmail.com , 360-933-4485 or www.cherylhodge.com. See page 38.

Skagit Community Band Annual Spring Swing Concert, Brodniak Hall, 3-5pm, $15 adult / $10 seniors & students / $30 family / free children 12 and under, 360-466-4409, www.skagitcommunityband.org. See page 38.

WSO Celebration Finale: Beethoven’s Ninth,

Mount Baker Theatre, 3pm, $12 / $34 / $39, 360-756-6752, info@whatcomsymphony.com or www.whatcomsymphony.com. See page 38. Bellingham Laughter Club, World Laughter Day, Downtown Food Co-op Connections Building, 4-5pm, free, 360-734-4989, therapeuticstudio@msn.com.

Sunday Jazz on the Bay: Thomas Harris Quartet, Hotel Bellwether, 4:30-7:30pm, no

cover, 360-392-3100, ranenogales@msn.com.

Bluegrass Concert with the Kathy Kallick Band, YWCA Ballroom, 7-10pm, $15, 360-

734-4820, oldtimemusic.bellingham@gmail.com or www.kathykallick.com. See page 38. Marja Kaisla in Concert, Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room, 7pm, $20 / $10 / under 12 free, 360-671-8766, snabblady@msn.com. See page 37.

TUESDAY 5/6/2014 Sculpting the Model in Clay with Concentration on the Hands (6-week session) begins, Baker Creek Ceramic Studio,

9am-12:30pm, $190, www.studioufo.net , 360-319-6115 or trish.harding@studioufo.net. See page 8.

Creating Your Legacy Letter Workshop (2 day class) begins, Jansen Art Center, 10am-1pm,

$35, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.com or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 32. Felted Hat Workshop, Jansen Art Center, 10am-2:30pm, $45. See page 31. Dine out for Maple Alley Inn, Ciao Thyme, 11am-8pm, www.ciaothyme.com , 360-7331267 or www.oppco.org. See page 34. Crystal Healing, Ayurvedic Health Center and Wellness Shop, 3-4pm, free, 360-734-2396, info@ayurvedichealthcenter.com. See page 11. Memoir: Jumpstart Your Writing, Whatcom Community College, 6-9pm, $45, 360-3833200, lswan@whatcom.ctc.edu or www.whatcomcommunityed.com. See pg. 35. Kiwanis Tuesday Bingo, Bellingham Elks Club, 6:15-9pm, $1 per bingo card, 360-734-5566, www.bellinghamkiwanis.org. ”Mount Baker” Book Presentation, South Whatcom Library (Sudden Valley), 6:30pm, free. See page 32. Bellingham Evening Toastmasters, Unity Church of Bellingham, 7-8:30pm, free, contact-4470@toastmastersclubs.org , 360-7560217 or www.4470.toastmastersclubs.org. See page 16. MVHS Jazz, Lincoln Theatre, 7-9pm, $6, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 38.

MONDAY 5/5/2014 Clothed Figure Drawing Session, Studio UFO, 10am-noon, $16 + $2 model tip. See page 6.

Whatcom Knitting Guild Monthly Meeting,

Squalicum Yacht Club, noon-3pm, free, whatcomknitting@gmail.com. Vein Screening, Skagit Valley Hospital Cascade Room, 1:30-4:30pm, free, pre-register at 360-814-2424, www.skagitvalleyhospital.org. See page 15. Seniors’ Day Out, Uptown Art Studio, 2-4pm, $34.95, 360-733-1471, robert@uptownart.com. See page 8. Cooking Class: Grain-Free Baking, Ciao Thyme, 6:30-9pm, $48, 360-733-1267, info@ciaothyme.com or www.ciaothyme.com. See page 17.

VDay Bellingham Presents The Vagina Monologues (opening night), Silver Reef

Casino and Spa, 6:30pm, $20, 360-734-4820, ywca@ywcabellingham.org or www.vdaybellingham.com. See page 34.

Bellingham Blend Gospel Chorus Rehearsal (every Monday), Advent Christian Church,

7-9pm, by donation, 360-815-0053, www.bellinghamblend.weebly.com or bassbill1950@yahoo.com. See page 38. Poetrynight @ the Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, 8-10pm, free, 360-778-7230, knbray@cob.org (Katie).

360-734-6080, schedule audition time with alison.terry@mountbakertheatre.com. See pg. 4.

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MAY 2014 TED Talk Tuesday, Explorations Academy Lower Level Theatre, 7pm, free, 360-671-8085, info@explorationsacademy.org or www.explorationsacademy.org/events-folder. See page 11. Weekly Folk Dancing, Bayview Civic Hall, 7-9:30pm, 1st session free / $3 therafter, 360-391-0601, safdancers@hotmail.com. See page 30.

West Coast Swing Dance Progressive Lesson, VFW Hall, 7-9pm, $20 per class with purchase of 6 lessons / $25 drop-ins, www.BellinghamWCS.org. See page 30.

WEDNESDAY 5/7/2014 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. See page 13.

Open Studio Painting Wednesdays (4-week session) begins, Studio UFO, 10am-3pm, $180. See page 6.

Loud Red Bees, Trinity Lutheran Church, 10:30am, free, 360-306-8580, rsnyhowl@q.com or www.bellinghammusicclub.org. See page 38.

Beginning Spinning (3 day class) begins,

Jansen Art Center, 1-4pm, $75. See page 31. Screening of “The Bath,” Pickford Film Center, 4:30pm, free, alz@alzsociety.org or 360-6713316. See page 5.

Adobe Lightroom Workshop (2 day class) begins, Jansen Art Center, 5-8pm, $75. See page 8.

Bellingham Ceili Club Session, Roeder Home,

6-9pm, free, 360-739-7027, bellinghamceiliclub@gmail.com or www.bellinghamceiliclub.com. See page 38. Clay Club, Baker Creek Ceramic Studio, 6-9pm, $92 for 4 weeks, 360-393-5458, bakercreekceramics@gmail.com or www.bakercreekceramics.com. See page 7. Drawing on Intuition Class, Essential Body and Soul, 6:30-8pm, $15, 360-393-7229, erika.rado@yahoo.com. See page 8.

Birchwood Garden Club: Bee-Keeping,

Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room, 7pm, free, www.birchwoodgardenclub.org. See page 14. Scottish Country Dance Classes, Fairhaven Public Library, 7-9:30pm, first class free / $8 drop in, www.bellinghamscd.org. See page 30.

Mike Allen Quartet (MAQ) Jazz Series,

Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 7:309:30pm, $10, Mike.Allen@wwu.edu , 360-6503133 or www.mikeallenjazz.com. See page 38.

North Sound Community Orchestra Concert, Squalicum High School Forum, 7:30pm, by donation, 360-676-6471 or chip.bergeron@bellinghamschools.org. See page 38.

THURSDAY 5/8/2014 BSAC Plant Sale, Bellingham Senior Activity

Center, 9am-4pm, free, cbell@wccoa.org , 360733-4030 or www.wccoa.org. See page 14.

A Morning of Art with Prof. Sharron Antholt,

Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 10am, free, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 8. Kyle Matson Junior Cello Recital, WWU PAC Concert Hall, 5pm, free, 360-650-3130, heather.dalberg@wwu.edu or www.wwu.edu/music. See page 38. Lorna Libert Opening Art Reception, Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants, 5-7pm, free, 360-393-3271, ted@sjwinemerchants.com or www.sjwinemerchants.com. See page 8.

Live in the Piano Lounge: Andy “Badd Dog” Koch, Jansen Art Center, 5:30-7:30pm. See page 37.

What is GERD?, Skagit Valley Hospital Cascade

Room, 6-7:30pm, free, pre-register at 360814-2424, www.skagitvalleyhospital.org. See page 16. ”Gate of Hell,” Pickford Film Center, 6:15pm, $10.50. See page 5. Drawing on Intuition Class, Essential Body and Soul, 6:30-8pm, $15. See page 8.

Move to Amend I-1329 Barnstorming Event,

Heiner Theater at WCC, 6:30pm, free / donations accepted, 360-920-0981. See pg. 11.

VDay Bellingham Presents The Vagina Monologues (gala celebration), Silver Reef

Casino and Spa, 6:30pm, $75, 360-734-4820, ywca@ywcabellingham.org or www.vdaybellingham.com. See page 34. ”The Outsiders,” Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm, pay-what-you-can night, 360-336-8955. See page 3.

FRIDAY 5/9/2014 BSAC Plant Sale, Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 9am-4pm. See page 14.

Annual Mother’s Day Sale and Open Studio, Glass Mountain Studios, 10am-6pm, free, 360-733-3497, glassmtn@comcast.net or www.glassmtn.com. See page 8. Camano Island Studio Tour, 10am-5pm, www.camanostudiotour.com. See page 8-9. Spring Book & Plant Sale, Deming Library, 10am-4pm, free admission, 360-592-5748, www.wcls.org. See page 34. How to Solder Workshop, Jansen Art Center, 11am-4pm. $55. See page 8. Felted Bowl Workshop, Jansen Art Center, 1-3pm, $30. See page 31.

Carol Burnett Live Show: Laughter & Reflection, Seattle Paramount Theatre, departs BSAC at 2:30pm, returns at 11pm, $162.50, 360-733-4030, #47015, www.wccoa.org. See page 5. Ridge Vineyards Wine Tasting, Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants, 3-6pm, free, 360-393-3271, ted@comcast.net , www.sjwinemerchants.com. See page 17.

Robotics at the SPARK Museum (1st of 4 sessions) begins, SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, 3:30-5pm, $60 ($48 SPARK Family Members), 360-738-3886, anne@sparkmuseum.org. See page 13.

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MAY 2014 Fairhaven Family Movie (all ages), Fairhaven Library Fireplace Room, call for title, 4-6pm, free, 360-778-7200 (Bethany) or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Artist Reception: Jeremy Noet, Good Earth Pottery, 5-8pm, free, 360-671-3998, theteam@goodearthpots.com or www.goodearthpots.com. See page 9.

Ticketed reception with author Anthony Doerr, Chuck & Dee Robinson’s Condo at Village Books, 5:30-6:30pm, $40, 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com. See page 32. Western Line Dancing Class, Ten Mile Grange, newbies at 5:45pm, beginners at 6:30pm, intermediates at 7:30pm, $5. See page 30.

Anthony Doerr, “All The Things We Cannot See,” Village Books Readings Gallery, 7pm,

free, 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com. See page 32. “Go, Dog. Go!,” (pajama night), Firehouse PAC, 7pm, $8 / $12. See page 4. The Walrus, Green Frog, 7-9pm, $10.

Public Dance Party: Swing, Latin and Ballroom, Bellingham Dance Company,

7:30-10pm, $7 general / $5 students, seniors and military, 360-224-4082, www.bellinghamdancecompany.com. See page 30. ”The Mouse That Roared,” Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 7:30pm, $12 / $10 / $8. See May 1. ”The Outsiders,” Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm, $16, 360-336-8955. See page 3. ”APP,” Pickford Film Center, 9pm, $10.50. See page 5. The Funaddicts (dance party band), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, free, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SATURDAY 5/10/2014 Art Road Trip to Pilchuck Glass School, meet

at WCC, 8:45am, $89, www.whatcom.ctc.edu or trish.harding@studioufo.net. See page 9. South Lookout Mountain Hike, 9am, free, 360-656-5216, tosteve@mac.com. See pg. 36. ”La Cenerentola,” Lincoln Theatre, 9:45am1:30pm, $23 adults / $19 seniors / $16 students / $2 off members, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 38.

Annual Mother’s Day Sale and Open Studio,

Glass Mountain Studios, 10am-6pm. See pg. 8.

Bellingham Farmers Market featuring Sample the Market Demos, Depot Market Square, 10am-3pm, free, 360-647-2060, www.bellinghamfarmers.org. See page 17. Camano Island Studio Tour, 10am-5pm, www.camanostudiotour.com. See page 8-9. Grand Re-Opening, DragonFrog Gallery, 10am-5pm, free, info@dragonfroggifts.com , 360-739-5314 or www.dragonfroggifts.com. See page 9. Grandmother’s Egg Basket, Jansen Art Center, 10am-5pm, $55. See page 31.

Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants One Anniversary Celebration, Seifert & Jones Wine

Merchants, 10am-6pm, free, 360-393-3271, www.sjwinemerchants.com/events or ted@sjwinemerchants.com. See page 17. Spring Book & Plant Sale, Deming Library, 10am-4pm, free admission, 360-592-5748, www.wcls.org. See page 34. Springfest Art Tour of Blaine, various venues, 10am-5pm, free, blaineharborartgallery@bhagllc.com or www.blaineharborartgallery.com. See page 9.

Cooking Class: Japanese Tea Tasting and Ceremony, Gretchens, 11am or 2pm, $10,

360-336-8747, lauraleehartner@gmail.com or www.gretchenskitchen.com. See page 17. Penn Cove Water Festival, Historic Coupeville / Whidbey Island, 11am-5pm, free, 360-6825250, penncovewaterfestival@gmail.com or www.penncovewaterfestival.com. See page 13. Saturdays with Marianne Burr, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 11am-5pm, $7. See May 3. ”Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo,” Pickford Film Center, 11am, $8.50. See page 5. Whatcom Girls Chorus, Bellingham Farmers Market, noon-1pm. See page 37.

An Afternoon with Holocaust Survivor Noemi Ban, South Whatcom Library, 1pm, 360-3053600, www.wcls.org. See page 17

Interfaith Coalition Choir Fest, Church of the

Assumption, 1pm, free / donations accepted, 360-734-3983, info@interfaith-coalition.org or www.interfaith-coalition.org. See page 38. Lego® Play (ages 5-10), Launching Success Learning Store, 1-2pm, free, 360-527-2641, info@launchingsuccess.com or www.launchingsuccess.com. One Day Raku Workshop, Jansen Art Center, 1-3:30pm, $20. See page 31.

Bellingham Dulcimer Club Monthly Meeting,

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1:30-3:30pm, free, http://mdcinbellingham.blogspot.com or sunsetjam@gmail.com. See page 38. “Go, Dog. Go!,” Firehouse PAC, 2pm or 5pm, $8 / $12. See page 4. ”The Mouse That Roared,” Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 2pm, $12 / $10 / $8. See May 1. LeeAnne Frahn Senior Voice Recital, WWU PAC Concert Hall, 4pm, free, 360-650-7640, heather.dalberg@wwu.edu or www.wwu.edu/music. See page 39. Mia Vermillion on Guemes Island, Anderson’s General Store & Restaurant, 5-8pm, no cover, 360-299-4548, www.miavermillion.fanbridge.com. One Hat Wonder, Jansen Art Center Piano Lounge, 6:30-8pm. See page 37.

Saturday Ballroom Dance, Bellingham Senior

Activity Center, 6:30-9pm, $5, 360-733-4030, cbell@wccoa.org or www.wccoa.org. See page 31. Celebrating Song and Youth, Rotunda Room of Whatcom Museum, 7pm, $10 general / $5 students, 360-752-1423, gar75gcr@gmail.com or www.theamadeusproject.org. See page 39. Contra Dance (music by KGB), Fairhaven Library, 7-10:30pm, $8-$10 (students $6), 360-676-1554, dance@januscom.com or www.bellinghamcountrydance.org. See pg. 31.

Nature of Writing Series featuring Robert Michael Pyle, Village Books Readings Gallery,

7pm, free, events@villagebooks.com , 360-6712626 or www.villagebooks.com. See page 32. Trekking in Nepal, Lummi Island Library, 7pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. See page 5. Bloom-Allegra Concert, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 7:30pm, $10 suggested donation, 360-676-1024, info@bellinghamsings.org or www.bellinghamsings.org. See page 39. ”Shrek The Musical,” McIntyre Hall, 7:30pm, $15-$20, 360-416-7727 ext. 2, www.mcintyrehall.org. See page 44. ”The Mouse That Roared,” Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 7:30pm, $12 / $10 / $8. See May 1. ”The Outsiders,” Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm, $16, 360-336-8955. See page 3. Kelly Shirey (acoustic singer/songwriter), The Conway Muse, 8:30pm, $7, 360-420-4569, www.conwaymuse.com.

Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell, Mount Baker Theatre, 8:30pm, $129 / $99 / $89 / $69 + applicable fees, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com , 360734-6080 or www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 39. ”APP,” Pickford Film Center, 9pm, $10.50. See page 5. Nitecrew (Top 40 dance), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, free, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SUNDAY 5/11/2014 HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!! Big Rock Garden Plein Air Paint Out, Big Rock Garden Park, 9am-4pm, free, 360-319-6115, trish.harding@studioufo.net or www.studioufo.net. See page 9. Listen to Women’s Voices NW, KMRE 102.3 FM, 9-10am. See page 16.

Annual Mother’s Day Sale and Open Studio,

Glass Mountain Studios, 10am-6pm. See pg. 8.

Camano Island Studio Tour, 10am-5pm,

www.camanostudiotour.com. See page 8-9.

Greg Aanes Furniture Showroom Open,

10am-2pm, www.FurnitureBellingham.com , 360-389-2714. See page 14.

High School Scholars Recognition (by AAUW), SPARK Museum, 10am, free, RSVP by May 7 to 360-392-8856, hbergkolin@gmail.com. See page 16. Horsehair Raku Workshop, Jansen Art Center, 10am-noon, $20. See page 31.

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MAY 2014 Mother’s Day at the Whatcom Museum, free

general admission for mothers, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. Springfest Art Tour of Blaine, various venues, 10am-5pm, free, blaineharborartgallery@bhagllc.com or www.blaineharborartgallery.com. See page 9.

Mother’s Day Sterling Silver Pendant Workshop, Jansen Art Center, 11am-4pm. $65. See page 8.

”APP,” Pickford Film Center, noon, $10.50. See page 5.

”Shrek The Musical,” McIntyre Hall, 2pm,

$15-$20, 360-416-7727 ext. 2, www.mcintyrehall.org. See page 44. ”The Mouse That Roared,” Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 2pm, $12 / $10 / $8. See May 1. ”The Outsiders,” Lincoln Theatre, 2pm, $16, 360-336-8955. See page 3. Mother’s Day with Gary Stroutsos, Jansen Art Center, 3-5pm, $15, info@jansenartcenter.org , 360-354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 39.

North Cascades Chamber Musicians in May Concert, Firehouse Performing Arts Center,

3pm, $5-$15, 360-671-6104, bellinghamhouseconcerts@gmail.com or www.bellinghamhouseconcerts.com. See page 39. Erika Burns Senior Violin Recital, WWU PAC Concert Hall, 4pm, free, 360-650-3130, heather.dalberg@wwu.edu or www.wwu.edu/music. See page 39. Sunday Jazz on the Bay: Sonja Lee Band, Hotel Bellwether, 4:30-7:30pm, no cover, 360-392-3100, ranenogales@msn.com. J.P. and the OK Rhythm Boys (swing/fiddle), The Conway Muse, 6pm, $7, 360-420-4569, www.conwaymuse.com.

MONDAY 5/12/2014 Children’s Book Week at Village Books, 360-6712626, www.villagebooks.com. See page 32.

Functional and Sculptural Hand Building in Clay Workshop (6 day class) begins, Jansen Art Center, 3-5:30pm, $160. See page 8.

Upcycling Home Decor & Dye Workshop (3 day class) begins, Jansen Art Center, 3-6pm,

$100. See page 31. ”Samsara,” Pickford Film Center, 6pm, $10.50. See page 5. Batik Drawing (3 day class) begins, Jansen Art Center, 6:30-9pm, $100. See page 31. Poetrynight featuring Brandon Pitts @ the Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, 8-10pm, free, 360-778-7230, knbray@cob.org (Katie).

TUESDAY 5/13/2014 Sprout Film Festival 2014, Pickford Film Center, 9am, $20 / $25, 360-738-0735, www.pickfordfilmcenter.org. See page 5. Children’s Book Week at Village Books, 360-6712626, www.villagebooks.com. See page 32. Play & Learn for Preschoolers, South Whatcom Library, 10:30-11:30am, 360-305-3600.

Intro to Pottery-Bowls (6 day class) begins,

Jansen Art Center, 3-5:30pm, $160. See pg. 31.

Cooking Class: Vegetable Delights with

Skagit Valley Hospital, Gretchens, 6pm, $25. See page 17. Kiwanis Tuesday Bingo, Bellingham Elks Club, 6:15-9pm, $1 per bingo card, 360-734-5566, www.bellinghamkiwanis.org. Cooking Class: Fresh from Morocco, Ciao Thyme, 6:30-8:30pm, $58. See page 17. How It’s Made: John D’Onofrio, Jansen Art Center, 6:30pm, $5, 360-354-3600, www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 9.

Intro to Pottery-Cups & Mugs (6 day class) begins, Jansen Art Center, 6:30-9pm, $160. See page 31.

Bellingham Evening Toastmasters, Unity

Church of Bellingham, 7-8:30pm. See page 16.

Tribute Jazz Series: Art of the Piano Trio presents the Ali Jackson Trio and the Julian MacDonough Trio, BAAY, 7pm, $20. See page 39.

Weekly Folk Dancing, Bayview Civic Hall, 7-9:30pm, $3. See page 30.

West Coast Swing Dance, VFW Hall, 7-9pm, $5, www.BellinghamWCS.org. See page 30.

WEDNESDAY 5/14/2014 Children’s Book Week at Village Books, 360-6712626, www.villagebooks.com. See page 32.

Ferndale Toddler Time, Boys & Girls Club of

Ferndale, 10-11:30am, $2-$5. See page 13.

NSC Monthly Meeting and Dinner, Cascade Pizza, 5:30-7pm. See page 16.

How to Eat for Fat Loss, South Whatcom

Library, 6-7pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. See page 15. Drawing on Intuition Class, Essential Body and Soul, 6:30-8pm, $15. See page 8.

Functional and Sculptural Hand Building in Clay Workshop (6-day class) begins, Jansen Art Center, 6:30-9pm, $160. See page 31.

CSWT Open Mic, Firehouse Cafe, 7-8:30pm, free, chuckanutsandstone@gmail.com or 360-671-9961. Scottish Country Dance Classes, Fairhaven Public Library, 7-9:30pm, $8 drop in. See page 30.

THURSDAY 5/15/2014 Children’s Book Week at Village Books, 360-6712626, www.villagebooks.com. See page 32.

Live in the Piano Lounge: Paul Klein, Jansen Art Center, 5:30-7:30pm. See page 37.

Skagit River Poetry Festival, Poet’s Table

Dinner, La Conner, 5:30-7:30pm, $100 plus fees, 360-770-7184, skagitpoetry@gmail.com or www.skagitriverpoetry.org. See page 33.

3rd Thursday Local Music Series: Lindsey Street (international roots music),

Community Food Co-op, 6-8pm, free, 360-734-8158, jeanr@communityfood.coop or www.communityfood.coop. See page 39. Incognito Dinner, Ciao Thyme, 6-9pm, $68, 360-733-1267, info@ciaothyme.com or www.ciaothyme.com. See page 17.

Delving into Pi: A Raspberry Pi User Group,

Blaine Library, 6:30-8pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. Drawing on Intuition Class, Essential Body and Soul, 6:30-8pm, $15. See page 8.

”Verdi’s Nabucco (Royal Opera House),”

Pickford Film Center, 7pm, $20. See page 5.

”The Outsiders,” Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm, $16, 360-336-8955. See page 3.

Whatcom Horticulture Society May Lecture: Riz Reyes, Whatcom Museum Old City Hall,

7:30pm, $10 members / $15 general, 360-319-6593, gathernorthwest@gmail.com or www.whatcomhortsociety.org. See page 14.

Skagit River Poetry Festival: An Evening with Sherman Alexie and Tom Robbins, La Conner Elementary School Gym, 8-10pm, $40 plus fees, 360-770-7184, skagitpoetry@gmail.com or www.skagitriverpoetry.org. See page 33.

FRIDAY 5/16/2014 Spring Farm Tour, Dike District #3 Headquarters, 8am-3:15pm, $20-$30, info@skagitonians.org , 360-336-3974 or www.skagitonians.org. See page 36. 11th Annual Shoe Drive for Charity, 12th Street Shoes, 10am, 360-733-2066, info@12thstreetshoes.com or www.12thstreetshoes.com. See page 34. Children’s Book Week at Village Books, 360-6712626, www.villagebooks.com. See page 32. Spring Book & Plant Sale, Deming Library, 10am-4pm, free admission, 360-592-5748, www.wcls.org. See page 34.

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MAY 2014 FIG Art Club Workshop: Pop Art Pointillism (5 yrs. & up), Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher, 2-4pm, $7 non-members / $5 museum members / free for FIG Art Club members with reward points, 360-778-8930, figinfo@cob.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Whatcom Art Guild’s “Art By The Airport” Spring Festival of Arts & Crafts, Hampton

Inn, 2-8pm (opening reception at 6pm), free admission, mesmerie1@gmail.com , 360-9334816 or www.whatcomartguild.org. See pg. 10. Super Blowout Sale for Artists and Crafters, Lark Textile Design Studio, 4-7pm, free, 360-220-7744, www.larktextile.com. See page 31. Western Line Dancing Class, Ten Mile Grange, newbies at 5:45pm, beginners at 6:30pm, intermediates at 7:30pm, $5. See page 30. Jr. Ski to Sea Parade, downtown Bellingham, 6pm, www.bellingham.com. See page 12.

Chuckanut Radio Hour featuring Bill McKibben, Syre Auditorium at WCC, 6:30pm,

$5, 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com. See page 32. Bellingham Youth Jazz Band, Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 7pm, 360-676-5750, www.jazzproject.org. See page 37. Dances of Universal Peace, Center for Spiritual Living, 7-9pm, by donation, 360-733-5745, www.seattledup.org/bellingham.htm. Painting for Peace, Uptown Art Studio, 7-10pm, $40, 360-733-1471, robert@uptownart.com. See page 34.

North Cascades Concert Band presents “Sousa Salutes,” WCC Syre Hall, 7:309:30pm, free (donations appreciated), marj@nas.com or www.nccband.org. See page 39-40.

Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse, Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 9:30-11:30am, free, 360-738-3756, info@hearingloss-whatcom.org or www.hearingloss-whatcom.org. See pg. 15. 11th Annual Shoe Drive for Charity, 12th Street Shoes, 10am, 360-733-2066, info@12thstreetshoes.com or www.12thstreetshoes.com. See page 34.

Bellingham Farmers Market featuring Chef in the Market, Depot Market Square, 10am-3pm, free, www.bellinghamfarmers.org or 360-6472060. See page 17. Camano Island Studio Tour, 10am-5pm, www.camanostudiotour.com. See page 8-9. Children’s Book Week at Village Books, 360-6712626, www.villagebooks.com. See page 32. Free Adult Acting Class, Anacortes Community Theatre, 10am-noon, free, 360-840-0089, nellobot@aol.com or www.acttheatre.com. Spring Book & Plant Sale, Deming Library, 10am-4pm, free admission, 360-592-5748, www.wcls.org. See page 34. Spring Book and Plant Sale, North Fork Community Library in Kendall, 10am-4:30pm, free admission, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. See page 34.

Super Blowout Sale for Artists and Crafters, Lark Textile Design Studio, 10am-4pm. See page 31.

Whatcom Art Guild’s “Art By The Airport” Spring Festival of Arts & Crafts, Hampton

Inn, 10am-5pm, free admission, 360-933-4816, mesmerie1@gmail.com or www.whatcomartguild.org. See page 10. StoryWalk Celebration (ages 3-5), Lynden City Park, 10:30am-noon, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. See page 13.

2-Day Beginning Jewelry begins, Jansen Art Center, 11am-5pm. $90. See page 8.

Micro-Mosaic Pendant Workshop, Jansen Art Center, 11am-5pm. $90. See page 8.

Saturdays with Marianne Burr, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 11am-5pm, $7. See May 3.

”A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy,” The Limelight, noon, $6. See page 5.

Writing for Children: The Art of the Picture Book (grade 8 and up), Lynden Library,

1:30-3:30pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. See page 32. Drawing on Intuition Class, Wise Awakening, 2-4pm, $20. See page 8. ”Shrek The Musical,” McIntyre Hall, 2pm, $15-$20, 360-416-7727 ext. 2, www.mcintyrehall.org. See page 44. ”The Mouse That Roared,” Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 2pm, $12 / $10 / $8. See May 1. Jazz Exchange, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 3pm, $15 adults / $10 students and seniors, 360-676-1024, info@bellinghamsings.org or www.bellinghamsings.org. See page 40. Lego® Creator’s Club, Ferndale Library, 3-5pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Cooking Class: Canning and Cocktails – Kim Chi, Gretchens, 3:30-5:30pm, $30. See page 17.

Darla Bradshaw Lobb (with guest), Jansen Art

Center Piano Lounge, 6:30-8pm. See page 37.

Journey Into the Wild, Blaine Performing Arts

Center, 6:30pm, $8 adults / $3 kids / under 2 free, daytodaydance@gmail.com , 360-3328167 or www.daytodaydance.com. See pg. 31.

Public Dance Party: Swing, Latin and Ballroom, Bellingham Dance Company, 7:30-10pm, $7 / $5. See page 30.

”Shrek The Musical,” McIntyre Hall, 7:30pm,

$15-$20, 360-416-7727 ext. 2, www.mcintyrehall.org. See page 44. Skagit River Poetry Festival, La Conner, 7:30pm, $30 plus fees 360-770-7184, skagitpoetry@gmail.com or www.skagitriverpoetry.org. See page 33. ”The Mouse That Roared,” Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 7:30pm, $12 / $10 / $8. See May 1. ”The Outsiders,” Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm, $16, 360-336-8955. See page 3. Fritz & the Freeloaders, Honey Moon, 8:15-10:30pm, no cover, 360-734-0728, contact@honeymoonmead.net or www.honeymoonmeads.com. The Randy Linder Band (60s-80s classic rock), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, free, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SATURDAY 5/17/2014 Pancake Breakfast, Blaine Senior Center,

8-11am, $6 adults / $4 children, 360-3328040, blaineseniorcenter@gmail.com or www.blaineseniorcenter.com. Skagit River Poetry Festival, La Conner, 8am-evening, $30-$75 plus fees, 360-770-7184, skagitpoetry@gmail.com or www.skagitriverpoetry.org. See page 33.

Fundraiser for Sustainable Connections,

Cascade Cuts, 9am-4pm, free admission, 360-647-7093, erin@sconnect.org or www.sustainableconnections.org/events. See page 14.

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MAY 2014 Kulshan Chorus: “Songs of Poetry and Peace,” Bellingham High School, 7:30pm, $16 general / $13 seniors and students / $7 youth, 360-650-6146, www.kulshanchorus.org. See page 43.

North Cascades Concert Band “Sousa Salutes,” Arlington High School PAC,

7:30-9:30pm, free (donations appreciated). See page 39-40. ”Shrek The Musical,” McIntyre Hall, 7:30pm, $15-$20, 360-416-7727 ext. 2, www.mcintyrehall.org. See page 44. ”The Mouse That Roared,” Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 7:30pm, $12 / $10 / $8. See May 1. ”The Outsiders,” Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm, $16, 360-336-8955. See page 3. Josh Shade Senior Composition Recital, WWU PAC Concert Hall, 8pm, free, 360-650-7640, heather.dalberg@wwu.edu or www.wwu.edu/music. See page 40. ”Out of Nothing” World Premiere, Mount Baker Theatre Main Stage, 8pm, $11.50 box office / $10 online / $13 at the door, 360-7346080, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com or www.mountbakertheatre.com/events. See page 5.

The Paul Sorenson Trio with Kim Bowman

(jazz), Fireside Martini & Wine Bar, 8-11pm, free, 360-738-1000, www.firesidemartini.com. The Randy Linder Band (60s-80s classic rock), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, free, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com. ”The Wasp Woman,” Pickford Film Center, 11pm, $2. See page 5.

SUNDAY 5/18/2014 Listen to Women’s Voices NW, KMRE 102.3 FM, 9-10am. See page 16.

Raptor Ridge Hike via Pine and Cedar Lakes, 9am, free + carpool contribution, 360-7702926, eric@bigrockexcursions. See page 36. Skagit River Poetry Festival Workshops, La Conner, 9am-4pm, $60-$100 plus fees, 360-770-7184, skagitpoetry@gmail.com or www.skagitriverpoetry.org. See page 33. 11th Annual Shoe Drive for Charity, 12th Street Shoes, 10am, 360-733-2066, info@12thstreetshoes.com or www.12thstreetshoes.com. See page 34. Camano Island Studio Tour, 10am-5pm, www.camanostudiotour.com. See page 8-9. Children’s Book Week at Village Books, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. See page 32.

Spring Book and Plant Sale, North Fork

Community Library in Kendall, 10am-4:30pm, free admission, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. See page 34.

Whatcom Art Guild’s “Art By The Airport” Spring Festival of Arts & Crafts, Hampton

Inn, 10am-5pm, free admission, 360-933-4816, mesmerie1@gmail.com or www.whatcomartguild.org. See page 10. Whatcom Water Fest, Maritime Heritage Park, noon-4pm, free, rose@sconnect.org , www.sustainableconnections.org/events or 360-647-7093. See page 13. ”La Cenerentola,” Lincoln Theatre, 1pm, $23 / $19 / $16 / $2 off members, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 38.

Artist Talk, “Paint: The Painted Works of Lyle Wilson,” Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 2pm, $3 suggested donation / Museum members free, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 9. ”Shrek The Musical,” McIntyre Hall, 2pm, $15-$20, 360-416-7727 ext. 2, www.mcintyrehall.org. See page 44. ”The Mouse That Roared,” Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 2pm, $12 / $10 / $8. See May 1.

Whatcom Symphony Orchestra Family Concert, Bellingham High School, pre-concert

activities at 2pm, concert at 3pm, $10 suggested donation for adults / free kids 18 and under, 360-756-6752, info@whatcomsymphony.com or www.whatcomsymphony.com. See page 40. Sunday @ 3 Youth Concert, Jansen Art Center, 3-4:30pm, $5 adults / free for children under 12, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 40. WWU Choirs in Concert, WWU PAC Concert Hall, 3pm, free, CFPA.Choral.Library@wwu.edu or 360-650-3772. See page 40.

Tribute Jazz Series: Art of the Piano Trio plays the music of Dave Brubeck, Firehouse PAC, 4pm, $15 adults / $10 students (tickets at the door). See page 40.

Sunday Jazz on the Bay: Chad Petersen Trio, Hotel Bellwether, 4:30-7:30pm, no cover, 360-392-3100, ranenogales@msn.com.

Monthly Backgammon Tournament Play, The Clubhouse at Parkway Village, 5:30-9:30pm, $15 four matches, 360-255-1014, bellinghambackgammon@gmail.com or www.bellinghambackgammon.com.

North Cascades Concert Band “Sousa Salutes,” Anacortes High School’s Brodniak Hall, 7:30-9:30pm, free (donations appreciated). See page 39-40.

MONDAY 5/19/2014

Ancestry Workshop, Everson Library, 4-5:30pm or 6-7pm, free, sign up at 360-305-3600, www.wcls.oreg. See page 17. Ever-Flowing Color Workshop, Jansen Art Center, 4-7pm, $40. See page 8. ”The New Black,” Pickford Film Center, 5pm, free. See page 5.

North Cascade Massage Connection Monthly Meeting, Garden Street Methodist Church, 6-9pm, $10, www.NCmassageconnection.org. See page 15. Kiwanis Tuesday Bingo, Bellingham Elks Club, 6:15-9pm, $1 per bingo card, 360-734-5566, www.bellinghamkiwanis.org. Cooking Class: Cafe Favorites, Ciao Thyme, 6:30-8:30pm, $58. See page 17.

Cooking Class: Mediterranean Summer Grilling, Gretchens, 6:30pm, $45. See page 17. Bellingham Evening Toastmasters, Unity Church of Bellingham, 7-8:30pm. See page 16.

Nature of Writing Series featuring Joshua Howe, Village Books Readings Gallery, 7pm,

free, 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com. See page 32. The Mount Baker Toppers, Jansen Art Center, 7pm, $5, info@jansenartcenter.org , 360-3543600 or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 40. Weekly Folk Dancing, Bayview Civic Hall, 7-9:30pm, $3. See page 30.

West Coast Swing Dance Progressive Lesson, VFW Hall, 7-9pm, $20 per class with purchase of 6 lessons / $25 drop-ins. See page 30.

WEDNESDAY 5/21/2014 Ferndale Toddler Time, Boys & Girls Club of

Ferndale, 10-11:30am, $2-$5. See page 13.

Ski to Sea Book Sale, Bellingham Public Library,

10am-6pm, free, 360-778-7250, friendslibrary3@gmail.com. See page 35. ”Mount Baker” Book Presentation, REI, 6pm. See page 32. A History of Tea, South Whatcom Library, 6:30-7:30pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. See page 17. Drawing on Intuition Class, Essential Body and Soul, 6:30-8pm, $15. See page 8. ”King Lear (National Theatre),” Pickford Film Center, 7pm, $20. See page 5. Scottish Country Dance Classes, Fairhaven Public Library, 7-9:30pm, $8 drop in. See page 30.

Spring Festival of Plays: “The Importance of Being Ernest,” Bellingham High School, 7pm,

$5, teresa.grimes@bellinghamschools.org , www.bellinghamschools.org or 360-676-6575. See page 4.

THURSDAY 5/22/2014

Intro to Color Workshop, Jansen Art Center,

Ski to Sea Book Sale, Bellingham Public Library,

”Water Blues Green Solutions,” Pickford Film

Future of Business Speaker Series Part 1,

11am-2pm, $40. See page 8.

Center, 6:30pm, $5, www.sustainableconnections.org. See page 5. Poetrynight featuring Chris Jarmick @ the Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, 8-10pm, free, 360-778-7230, knbray@cob.org (Katie).

TUESDAY 5/20/2014 Play & Learn for Preschoolers, South Whatcom Library, 10:30-11:30am, 360-305-3600.

Charcoal: the Medium of Interest Workshop (4 day class) begins, Jansen Art Center,

10am-6pm. See page 35.

Broadway Hall, 4-7pm, Sustainable Connections members $40 / non-members $55, 360-647-7093, mark@sconnect.org or www.sustainableconnections.org. See page 11.

Discovering Drawing Animals (4 day class) begins, Jansen Art Center, 4:30-6pm. $65,

360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 13. Elder Care Options, Skagit Valley Hospital Cascade Room, 5:30-8:30pm, free, pre-register at 360-814-2424, www.skagitvalleyhospital.org. See page 16.

12:30-2pm, $65. See page 8.

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MAY 2014 Live in the Piano Lounge: Major Sturm, Jansen Art Center, 5:30-7:30pm. See page 37.

AHA! The Pop Art of Indian Culture – Through a Native Lens, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher, 6:30-7:30pm, $5 Thursday admission / Museum members free, 360-7788930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 9. Bellingham Youth Jazz Band, Lynden Pioneer Museum, 6:30pm, 360-676-5750, www.jazzproject.org. See page 37. Cooking Class: Spring Tour Through France, Ciao Thyme, 6:30-8:30pm, $58. See page 17. Drawing on Intuition Class, Essential Body and Soul, 6:30-8pm, $15. See page 8. ”The Mountain Runners,” Pickford Film Center, 6:30pm, $10.50. See page 5.

Spring Festival of Plays: “Finding Nemo,”

Oil Sketches of the Songbird Workshop with Ron Frazier, BellinghamART, 9:30am-3:30pm,

$90, 360-738-8379, info@bellinghamart.com or www.bellinghamart.com. See page 10. Bellingham Farmers Market, Depot Market Square, 10am-3pm, free, 360-647-2060, www.bellinghamfarmers.org. Deming Book Club (“I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafi), Deming Library, 10am-noon, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Memorial Day Weekend Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour, 10am-6pm, free + ferry charges, 360-317-5807, riaharboe@gmail.com. See page 10. Ski to Sea Book Sale ($4 bags), Bellingham Public Library, 10am-1pm. See page 35. Saturdays with Marianne Burr, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 11am-5pm, $7. See May 3.

Ski to Sea Blossomtime Parade, noon-2pm, www.bellingham.com. See page 12.

Saturday Ballroom Dance, Bellingham Senior

Activity Center, 6:30-9pm, $5, 360-733-4030, cbell@wccoa.org or www.wccoa.org. See page 31.

Spring Festival of Plays: Short Comedies,

Bellingham High School, 7pm. $5. See page 4.

A Coincidence of Desires Cabaret, Jansen Art

Center, 7:30pm, $20, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 40. Muse Bird Cafe (reggae), The Conway Muse, 7:30pm, $10, 360-420-4569, www.conwaymuse.com. The Nylons, Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Pacific Showroom, 8pm, $23-$27, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com. See page 40.

Bellingham High School, 7pm, $5. See page 4.

”King Lear,” Lincoln Theatre, 7:30-9:30pm, $15 general / $13 seniors / $11 students / $2 off members, www.lincolntheatre.org or 360-3368955. See page 4.

WWU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Concert, WWU PAC Concert Hall, 8pm, free, 360-650-3130, heather.dalberg@wwu.edu or www.wwu.edu/music. See page 40.

FRIDAY 5/23/2014 Ski to Sea Book Sale (half-price day), Bellingham Public Library, 10am-6pm. See page 35.

Watercolor Figure Drawing (5 weeks) begins with Trish Harding, Whatcom Community

College, 1-3:30pm, $155, 360-383-3000, trish.harding@studioufo.net or www.whatcom.ctc.edu. See page 10. Ski to Sea Race: Block Party, Boundary Bay Brewery, 5-9pm, www.bellingham.com. See page 12. Western Line Dancing Class, Ten Mile Grange, newbies at 5:45pm, beginners at 6:30pm, intermediates at 7:30pm, $5. See page 30. Bingo in the Barn!, Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 6:15-9pm, free admission / Bingo cards are $10 for 10 or $20 for 30, 360-318-3699, www.wcls.org. See page 35.

Spring Festival of Plays: “The Cover of Life,” Bellingham High School, 7pm, $5. See page 4.

The Swing Gang, Jansen Art Center, 7:00pm9:30pm, $10, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 40.

Public Dance Party: Swing, Latin and Ballroom, Bellingham Dance Company, 7:30-10pm, $7 / $5. See page 30.

Expertease (80s, 90s, current Top 40 rock),

Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, free, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SATURDAY 5/24/2014 Pancake Breakfast, American Legion Post 154

(Ferndale), 8-11am, $5.50 adults / $.50 ages 6-12 / free children under 6, 360-384-7474, dahubbard10@gmail.com. Ski to Sea Blossomtime Breakfast, Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 8-11am, $6 adults / $3.50 children / $13.50 family, 360-733-4030, cbell@wccoa.org or www.wccoa.org. See page 13.

Bellingham Books To Prisoners Massive Book Sale, Ski to Sea Parade finish line, 9am-3pm, free, info@bellinghambtp.org. See page 35.

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MAY 2014 Polecat with Br’er Rabbit, The Wild Buffalo,

9pm, $7 / $10, polecatbluegrass@gmail.com or www.polecatmusic.com. The Dogtones (classic rock / R&B), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, free, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SUNDAY 5/25/2014 Listen to Women’s Voices NW, KMRE 102.3 FM, 9-10am. See page 16.

Annual Ski-to-Sea Seconds Sale, Good Earth Pottery, 10am-5pm, 360-671-3998, theteam@goodearthpots.com or www.goodearthpots.com. See page 10.

Memorial Day Weekend Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour, 10am-6pm. See page 10. Ski to Sea Race: It All Ends in Fairhaven, 10am-7pm, www.bellingham.com. See pg. 12. ”King Lear (National Theatre),” Pickford Film Center, 11am, $20. See page 5. Neutralize Your Unwanted Patterns, Center for Spiritual Living, 1-4pm, $20 suggested donation, 360-441-1195, Daimon@NeuroMasteryAcademy.com or www.NeuroMasteryAcademy.com. See pg. 15. The Art of Jazz: Grant & Matheny Duo, Mount Baker Theatre, 4-6:30pm, $16 general / $10 students, jsherwoodjazzproject@earthlink.net , 360-650-1066 or www.jazzproject.org. See page 40.

Sunday Jazz on the Bay: Rane Nogales Quartet with Christopher Woitach, Jeff Johnson and John Moak, Hotel Bellwether, 4:30-7:30pm, no cover, 360-392-3100, ranenogales@msn.com.

MONDAY 5/26/2014 MEMORIAL DAY

TUESDAY 5/27/2014 Shorebird Ecology and Conservation in the North Puget Sound, Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 7pm, $3 suggested donation / Museum members free, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 36.

Sculpting Animals Workshop (4 day class) begins, Jansen Art Center, 4-5:30pm. $65. See page 13.

Builders Club (ages 4-12) with Mat Hudson,

Central Bellingham Library Lecture Room, 5:30-7:30pm, free, 360-778-7200, bhchang@cob.org. Kiwanis Tuesday Bingo, Bellingham Elks Club, 6:15-9pm, $1 per bingo card, 360-734-5566, www.bellinghamkiwanis.org. ”Bringing it Home” Film Screening, Pickford Film Center, 6:30pm, $10.50, www.sustainableconnections.org. See page 5. Cooking Class: Paella Negra, Gretchens, 6:30pm, $45. See page 17. Bellingham Evening Toastmasters, Unity Church of Bellingham, 7-8:30pm. See page 16. Weekly Folk Dancing, Bayview Civic Hall, 7-9:30pm, $3. See page 30. West Coast Swing Dance, VFW Hall, 7-9pm, $5, www.BellinghamWCS.org. See page 30.

WEDNESDAY 5/28/2014 Ferndale Toddler Time, Boys & Girls Club of

Ferndale, 10-11:30am, $2-$5. See page 13. City Club Lunch Meeting, Northwood Hall, noon-1:30pm, $13 members / $18 nonmembers in advance or $15 / $20 at door (if available), info@bellinghamcityclub.org or www.bellinghamcityclub.org. See page 11.

WWP Monthly Meeting featuring Wayne Lutz, Nicki’s Bella Marina, 5:30pm, guests order from restaurant menu, www.whatcomwritersandpublishers.org. See page 32. Cooking Class: Modern Caribbean, 6:308:30pm, $48. See page 17. Drawing on Intuition Class, Essential Body and Soul, 6:30-8pm, $15. See page 8. Scottish Country Dance Classes, Fairhaven Public Library, 7-9:30pm, $8 drop in. See page 30.

THURSDAY 5/29/2014 ”Reimagining the Village: Why Modern Rites of Passage Are Important,” St Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 4-6:30pm, free, 360-510-3205, info@rootedemerging.org. See page 11.

Mitchell Hopkins Junior Guitar Recital, WWU PAC Concert Hall, 5pm, free, 360-650-7640, heather.dalberg@wwu.edu or www.wwu.edu/music. See page 40. Raisa Asriyants Junior Violin Recital, WWU PAC Concert Hall, 5pm, free, 360-650-3130, heather.dalberg@wwu.edu or www.wwu.edu/music. See page 40.

Live in the Piano Lounge: Anissa Caprina (and guest), Jansen Art Center, 5:30-7:30pm. See page 37.

Cooking Class: Sum Tapas, Ciao Thyme, 6-9pm, $68. See page 17.

”Criss Cross,” Pickford Film Center, 6:30pm, $10.50. See page 5.

Drawing on Intuition Class, Essential Body and Soul, 6:30-8pm, $15. See page 8.

Julian Velard New Album Premiere Concert,

Mount Baker Theatre Encore Room, 7-9pm, admission TBD, mattberes1@gmail.com , 360-220-8770 or www.julianvelard.com. See page 41. 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. See page 4.

”The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” Lincoln Theatre, 7:30-9:30pm, $15 general / $13 seniors / $11 students / $2 off members, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 4.

FRIDAY 5/30/2014 Western Line Dancing Open House, Ten Mile Grange, 6:30-9:30pm. See page 30.

Blazing Paddles Film Festival, Lincoln Theatre,

7-10pm, $15 at the door, 406-249-8086, www.paddle4ever.com. See page 36. Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio,” Lynden Christian High School, 7:30pm, $15 / $12. See page 4.

Public Dance Party: Swing, Latin and Ballroom, Bellingham Dance Company, 7:30-10pm, $7 / $5. See page 30.

Marlin James Band (contemporary country and classic rock), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, free, 877-2752448, www.theskagit.com.

SATURDAY 5/31/2014 Afro Brasilian Festival, WWU Carver Gym,

10am-7pm, $5, ficabellingham@gmail.com or bellinghamcapoeira.blogspot.com. See page 31. San Juan island Studio Tour, San Juan Island, 10am-5pm, free, 360-378-1813, www.sanjuanislandartists.com. See page 10. Build a Paper Airport (ages 6+), Launching Success Learning Store, 11am-noon, $5, 360-527-2641, info@launchingsuccess.com or www.launchingsuccess.com. See page 13. Saturdays with Marianne Burr, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 11am-5pm, $7. See May 3. Speeder Rides, Orchard Place & Orchard Drive intersection, 11am-4pm, $3 adults / $2 kids, bellinghamrailwaymuseum@gmail.com , www.bellinghamrailwaymuseum.org or 360-393-7540. See page 17. Sterling Silver Ring Workshop, Jansen Art Center, 11am-5pm. $85. See page 8.

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MAY 2014 The World of Puppets Workshop, Jansen Art Center, 11am-2pm, $55. See page 13-14.

TUESDAY 6/3/2014

”Zatoichi Meets the One Armed Swordsman,”

Cooking Class: Breakfast Better, Ciao Thyme,

Book Presentation: “Temple Foods,”

TED Talk Tuesday, Explorations Academy Lower

Pickford Film Center, 11am, $8.50. See page 5. Studio UFO, 3-5pm, free, 360-319-6115, trish.harding@studioufo.net or www.studioufo.net. See page 10.

Book Discussion: “The Good News Chair,”

Village Books, 4-5pm, free, 360-527-8638, events@villagebooks.com or www.goodnewschair.com. See page 32. Sips & Cigars, Silver Reef Event Center, 6-10pm, $60, 21+, 360-543-7142, www.silverreefcasino.com/news/sips-cigars. See page 35. Garrett & the Sheriffs, Jansen Art Center Piano Lounge, 6:30-8pm. See page 37. BHS Alumni Band Spring Concert, Shuksan Middle School, 7pm, $10 adults / kids free, 360-734-8466, ewill1051@aol.com. See page 41. Swing Street Dance Band, Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 7-9pm, $5 suggested donation, 360-733-4030. See page 31. Bayshore Symphony Spring Concert, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Mount Vernon, 7:30pm, $10 suggested donation, 360-724-7300, director@bayshoremusicproject.com or www.bayshoremusicproject.com. See page 41. Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio,” Lynden Christian High School, 7:30pm, $15 / $12. See page 4.

East West Trumpet Summit with Ray Vega and Thomas Marriott, Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm, $15 general / $10 student / under 12 free, pjr3579@gmail.com , 360-6318071 or www.arlingtonartscouncil.net. See page 41. Michael Refvem in Concert, Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 7:30pm, $15 recommended donation, 360-752-0767, charlidan@aol.com or www.bellinghamfestival.org. See page 41. Curtis Hammond Band (R&B/blues), The Conway Muse, 8pm, $10, 360-420-4569, www.conwaymuse.com. The Hitmen (classic rock / R&B), Skagit Valley Casino Resort’s Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, free, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SUNDAY 6/1/2014 San Juan island Studio Tour, San Juan Island, 10am-5pm. See page 10.

”King Lear,” Lincoln Theatre, 2pm, $15 general

/ $13 seniors / $11 students / $2 off members, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 4. Bayshore Symphony Spring Concert, Central Lutheran Church, 3-5pm, $10 suggested donation. See page 41.

6:30-8:30pm, $48. See page 17.

Level Theatre, 7pm, free, 360-671-8085, info@explorationsacademy.org or www.explorationsacademy.org/events-folder. See page 11.

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

Ferndale, 10-11:30am, $2-$5. See page 13.

Mike Allen Quartet (MAQ) Jazz Series,

Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 7:309:30pm, $10, Mike.Allen@wwu.edu , 360-6503133 or www.mikeallenjazz.com. See page 41.

THURSDAY 6/5/2014 Jacob Davies Junior Voice Recital, WWU PAC Concert Hall, 5pm, free, 360-650-7640, heather.dalberg@wwu.edu or www.wwu.edu/music. See page 41.

Handbags for Housing (benefit for Lydia Place), Depot Market Square, 5:30-8:30pm, $25 / $40+ one gently used handbag, 360-671-7663, www.lydiaplace.org. See page 35.

Ballet Bellingham: From Bach ... to Rock,

Mount Baker Theatre, 6:30pm, $10, 360-7346080, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com or www.mountbakertheatre.com/events. See page 31.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mount Baker

Theatre, 7:30pm, $15-$30, 360-734-6080, info@northwestballet.org or www.northwestballet.org. See page 31. Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio,” Lynden Christian High School, 7:30pm, $15 / $12. See page 4.

Western Washington Student Jazz Band,

WWU PAC Center, 8pm, free admission, http://www.wwu.edu/music/. See page 41.

SATURDAY 6/7/2014 Bellingham Scottish Highland Games,

Hovander Homestead Park, Ferndale, $15 / $10, www.bhga.org. See page 14. NSEA Habitat Restoration Work Party, Happy Valley Park, 9am-noon, free, 360-715-0283, aferderer@n-sea.org or www.n-sea.org. See page 36. ”Blast of Freedom” Quilt Show, Downtown Sedro-Woolley, 10am-6pm, $3. See page 31.

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

free, market@bellinghamfarmers.org , 350647-2060 or www.bellinghamfarmers.org. See page 17. Speeder Rides, Orchard Place & Orchard Drive intersection, 11am-4pm, $3 / $2. See page 17. Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio,” Lynden Christian High School, 2pm, $15 / $12. See page 4.

”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. See page 42.

FRIDAY 6/6/2014 ”Blast of Freedom” Quilt Show, Downtown Sedro-Woolley, 10am-6pm, $3, www.woolleyfiberquilters.blogspot.com. See page 31.

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. See page 11.

Bellingham Scottish Highland Games,

Hovander Homestead Park, Ferndale, free today only, www.bhga.org. See page 14. Bellingham Youth Jazz Band, Birch Bay State Park, 7pm, 360-676-5750, www.jazzproject.org. See page 37.

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. See page 41.

MONDAY 6/2/2014 Whatcom Knitting Guild Monthly Meeting,

Squalicum Yacht Club, noon-3pm, free, whatcomknitting@gmail.com. Seniors’ Day Out, Uptown Art Studio, 2-4pm, $34.95, robert@uptownart.com or 360733-1471. See page 8. NEW: Submit your event info online at www.ennw.info/submit-an-event/. Thank you!

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CALENDAR 2014 Summer Camps BellinghamART

1701 Ellis Street, Bellingham Summer Art Camps for Children, Teens and Adults —Weekly, June 23 thru August 8 Ages 4–5 • Off to the Beach • Animal Friends • Explore the Jungle • Dinosaur Days Ages 5–8 • Land of Faeries • Cartoons and Clay • Under the Amazing Sea • Flying Around the World • Land of Enchantment

• Wild Animal Kingdom • Up a Tropical Tree Ages 8 up • Tales from Mythology • Golden Age of Animation • Tropical Sea Treasures • Birds of a Feather • Land of the Heavenly Horse • Big Cats of the Wild • Crazy for Dogs • An Architecture World • Creating with Lego Teens and Adults • Drawing and Painting Portraits • Figure Drawing • Painting a Dog Portrait

The Dance Studio

360-738-8379 info@bellinghamart.com www.BellinghamArt.com

Cher Carnell master classes —Tuesdays in August • 9:30-11am ballet/pointe • 11:15am-12:45pm ballet technique

Bricks and Beyond Bricks and Beyond offers a variety of introductory robotic camps and private workshops that utilize Lego® Bricks and software. Classes promote creativity and teamwork while introducing concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.). The program is geared for children ages 6–12. Program locations and times can be found on the Bricks and Beyond Calendar at www.BricksandBeyond.com. kimberlygus@mac.com

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1820 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham Summer Dance Camps —July 14-17 and July 21-24 • 10-11am, ages 3 and 4: ballet, tap, creative • 11am-12pm, ages 5 and 6: ballet, tap, creative • 12-1pm, ages 7-9: ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, musical theatre —July 28-31 • 10am-1:30pm, ages 10-13: ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, musical theatre, POM, ballet technique, tumbling, yoga/Pilates, resistance

360-734-1595 www.thedancestudio.net thedancestudio.setter@gmail.com

Gabriel’s Art Kids

1415 Dupont St., Bellingham, WA 98225 Gabriel’s Art Kids is offering six weeks of summer camps. Join us for dance and movement, music, ceramics, theatre and creative play, fantasy art, adventure activities and discovery through imagination and

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FEBRUARY 2014 experimentation. All camps run MondayFriday. Ages: Preschool 2.5–5 years and K–5th grade Week 1: Tropical Paradise – June 30-July 4 Week 2: Jungle Mania – July 7-July 11 Week 3: Fairy Tales – July 14-July 18 Week 4: Water Week – July 21-July 25 Week 5: Dungeons & Dragons – July 28-Aug. 1 Week 6: Circus Circus – Aug. 4-Aug. 8 Half day and full day sessions available 360-393-0107 360-739-9365 www.gabrielsartkids.com gabriel@gabrielsartkids.com

Jansen Art Center 321 Front St., Lynden

Kindermusik Zoo Train! and Movement Camps Aug. 18-22 for children 18 months-4 years. Zoo Train! is an integrated approach employing movement/dance, music and storytelling to foster creativity in the very young child. Each lesson creates an enjoyable environment that encourages children to explore new information, and to keep their spontaneous music play alive! We offer many arts-related opportunities for all ages, visit our website for details. 360-354-3600 info@jansenartcenter.org www.jansenartcenter.org

Lummi Island Theater Camp for Kids The Beach School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) in conjunction with the Lummi Island Foundation for Education (LIFE) has secured an incredible amount of talent this summer! David Post will direct our Theater Camp. Mr. Post is Artistic Director of Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY) and conductor of Bellingham Children’s Choir. Students will learn to sing, dance and act as they rehearse and perform Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical “South Pacific.” Each day students will develop their skills as young actors/dancers/singers, rotating in groups from one medium to another as well as participating in activities that get the cast to gel as a unit. The show will be rehearsed over the course of two weeks and performed at the end of camp (1 performance plus a dress rehearsal). Lummi Island Theater Camp for Kids is where we pursue fun through excellence. Lots of smiles ahead! (This camp has a half day option for K–2nd grade.) Camp will begin Mon., Aug. 4, and continue through a culminating final performance held Sat., Aug. 16 at Beach Elementary School, 3786 Centerview Rd., Lummi Island. Cost is $125-$175.

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camps —Mount Baker Theatre Each summer, the Missoula Children’s Theatre touring production arrives at the Mount Baker Theatre, complete with costumes, scenery, props, and makeup – everything it takes to put on a musical play, except the cast. Sixty local campers (grades 1-12) rehearse with the MCT team during each weekly camp (10am-2:30pm), and then present two public performances on Mount Baker Theatre’s historic Main Stage. This educational (and fun!) project helps participants develop skills in creativity, social interaction, goal achievement, communication, and self-esteem. Camps include: • Rapunzel, July 14-19 • Alice in Wonderland, July 28-Aug. 2 • Pinocchio, Aug. 4-9 Cost for each camp is $185 per camp or $170 multiple camps/campers. 360-734-6080 tickets@mountbakertheatre.com www.mountbakertheatre.com/events/2014/mbtpresents-missoula-childrens-theatre-summer-camps

Northwest Ballet Theater Northwest Ballet Theater Summer Intensive and Dance Camp Programs will be held July 7 to August 1. In addition to enrolling in NBA’s yearly program from September to June, we also offer both two and four-week summer dance intensives for students who are committed to achieving a higher level of technique and artistry and may wish to further their dance education in order to pursue a professional career as a dancer.

painting, and more. Each day has a focused art project with lots of time to work individually. • Impressionists Art camps (K-grade 6) are from 10am-2pm; $200 per week. Week 1: July 7-11; Week 2: July 14-18; Week 3: July 21-25; Week 4: July 28-Aug. 1; and Week 5: Aug. 4-8. • Teen Art Scene (grade 6-12) runs July 21-25, 4-7pm, $175 per week. Jacquie Bresadola • 360-393-1335 jacquie@paceatelier.com www.paceatelier.com 3815 Bakerview Spur Rd., Bellingham

WWU Youth Programs Western Washington University Youth Programs have been inspiring youth in grades K-12 for over three decades through a diverse offering of enrichment programs. Taught by top quality educators, students enjoy access to specialized labs and university resources as they explore intellectual, creative, and recreational passions in a safe, lively college atmosphere. Summer 2014 programs will be offered in Bellingham, Anacortes and – for the first time – in Poulsbo, WA through a partnership with Olympic College. Registration is available online at wwu.edu/ youth. Many programs offer early bird discounts by May 15 or discounts for WWU Alumni, faculty and staff. Visit the web or call 360-650-3308 for more details.

360-714-1246 www.northwestballet.org

Pacé Atelier Art Studio Pacé Atelier is a unique, abundant, exciting and fun art studio offering week-long summer art camps for kids pre-K thru 6th grade and teens. Come explore lots of different media including hand building with clay, potter’s wheel, stone carving, plaster carving, paper making, printing,

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Northwest Ballet Academy (NBA) Accepting New Enrollment – Founded

in 1999 by John and Mieko Bishop, NBA has since given its dance students the opportunity to maximize their technical and artistic skills through a comprehensive and dynamic approach. All classes are taught by a trained professional faculty who are comfortable working with dancers of all ages and abilities. Our program includes classes in technique, pointe, variations, partnering (pas de deux), modern, lyrical, jazz, Irish step, tap and character dance. Special classes that focus on important topics that concern dancers are offered throughout the year and also during NBA’s Summer Intensive Program. In addition, students are able to audition and perform in NBT productions performed at the historic Mount Baker

Theatre and McIntyre Hall. Studio locations in Bellingham and Lynden. Cost is $50 per month. More info: 360-714-1246, info@northwestballet.org or www.northwestballet.org.

Dance! Dance! Dance! – A Gift of

Dance (1897 Front St., Lynden) is a non-profit dance organization. We offer a variety of dance classes for all ages and walks of life: ballet, hip hop, jazz, and Zumba®! Come try a class for only $12. If you decide you love it, we are offering a 20% discount to new students on their monthly tuition. Please stop by the office Mon.-Thurs., 2:30-7:30pm, or find us on Facebook or www.agiftofdance.org.

Western Line Dancing – Western Line

Dance classes will be held Fridays in May (2, 9, 16, 23) 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. This is an upbeat class and a lot of fun. Leathersoled shoes are best to dance in; tennis shoes are acceptable, but do not slide well on the floor. Great exercise! Special open house on Fri., May 30, 6:30-9:30pm (open dance floor time with some line dance lessons mixed in). Admission is $5. Info: 360-354-4325 or charlene.lenn@gmail.com.

Traditional Jazz – Listen and dance to

the swinging music of Combo de Luxe on Sat., May 3, 2-5pm, 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.

Kafana Republic plays for First Saturday Folk Dance – Kafana Republic

faithfully recreates the music of Eastern Europe, from Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia. This outstanding band will inspire you with a love of the ballads and dance music that forms the heart beat and soul of these cultures. Come join the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers for the experience of the music and dancing on Sat., May 3 at 7:30pm at the Fairhaven Branch Library (1117 12th St., Bellingham). No experience or partner necessary. All ages are welcome. Admission is $15 requested donation. More info: 360-380-0456.

Weekly Folk Dancing – Learn to

folkdance to a variety of international music. Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers meet most Tuesdays (May 6, 13, 20, 27) at the Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St., Mount Vernon. Instruction begins at 7pm, followed by review and request dances until 9:30pm. Good exercise, great fun. No partners needed. Contact Gary or Ginny at 360-766-6866 for more information. Admission is 1st session free / $3 thereafter. More info: 360-391-0601 or safdancers@hotmail.com.

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.

Scottish Country Dance Classes –

Come learn and enjoy the social dancing of Scotland. It’s a lot like square dancing, but with lively Scottish music and unique steps and figures. Classes meet on Wednesdays (May 7, 14, 21, 28) from 7-9:30pm in the Fairhaven Public Library, 1117 12th St., Bellingham. Everyone welcome! Soft shoes or slippers recommended. First half hour reserved for beginners. Admission is first class free / $8 drop in / discounts with semiannual registration. Info: www.bellinghamscd.org.

Public Dance Party: Swing, Latin and Ballroom – Join us at Bellingham

Dance Company (1705 State St., Bellingham) every Friday night at 7:30pm for a social dance party. Introductory lesson at 7:30pm, and then 2 hours of dancing; swing, Latin and ballroom styles. A friendly crowd, great music, and teachers to help make sure you are able to get out on the dance floor confidently.

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The Dance Studio – Tickets go on sale

Sat., May 10 at the Mount Baker Theatre for the June dance production of A Night at the Movies. Drop-in classes will begin in August. We offer classes in pointe, ballet technique and performance, jazz, tap, contemporary / lyrical, hip hop, musical theater, adagio, and creative for ages 3 to adult, beginning to advanced levels. For more info, visit us at 1820 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham; call 360-734-1595, or go online to www.thedancestudio.net.

Saturday Ballroom Dance – Come on

down to the Bellingham Senior Activity Center (315 Halleck St.) every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (May 10, 24). 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 is $5. Info: 360-733-4030, cbell@wccoa.org or www.wccoa.org.

Journey Into the Wild – Day-to-Day

Dance Productions and Whatcom Fitness presents Journey Into the Wild on Sat., May 17 at 6:30pm in the Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H St. Take a journey with Sasha as she explores the wild and studies endangered species around the world. Admission is $8 adults / $3 kids / under 2 free. More info: 360-332-8167, daytodaydance@gmail.com or www.daytodaydance.com.

Afro Brasilian Festival – Join us for a

full day of dance and music on Sat., May 31 from 10am-7pm at WWU Carver Gym. No experience necessary – just comfortable shoes and a desire to move and be energized! Classes include: 10am, Capoeira Angola class taught by Mestre Silvinho and Treinel Daniel; noon, Capoeira Angola children’s class taught by Mestre Silvinho; 1pm, Samba class taught by Dora Oliveira; 3pm, West African dance taught by Manimou Camara; and 4pm, Capoeira Angola Open Roda. Admission is $5. More info: ficabellingham@gmail.com or bellinghamcapoeira.blogspot.com.

Contra Dance – The next contra dance

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will be held Sat., May 10 from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St., Bellingham. Live fiddle tunes and caller. No experience necessary; no partner needed. First half hour is beginner instruction. Admission is $8-$10 ($6 students). Info: 360-676-1554, dance@januscom.com or www.bellinghamcountrydance.org.

Sorensen’s Swing Street dance band will be performing for a special night of ballroom style dancing at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center (315 Halleck St.) on Sat., May 31 from 7-9pm. This 7-piece band plays the music of the 40s and 50s with emphasis on familiar standards from that period, such as “In The Mood” and “Ain’t

May Crafts Workshops at Jansen Art Center – Jansen Art Center is offering the

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following crafts workshops in May: Tile Art, Saturdays, May 3-31 (no class May 10), 1-3pm, $130. Instructor: Michael Laboon. • Felted Hat Workshop, Tues., May 6, 10am-2:30pm, $45. Instructor: Donna Hunter. • Beginning Spinning, Saturdays, May 7-21, 1-4pm, $75. Instructor: Chris Paul. • Felted Bowl Workshop, Fri., May 9, 1-3pm, $30. Instructor: Donna Hunter. • Grandmother’s Egg Basket, Sat., May 10, 10am-5pm, $55. Instructor: Kay Harradine. • Horsehair Raku Workshop, Sat., May 10, 10amnoon, $20. Instructor: Jesse Rasmussen. • One-Day Raku Workshop, Sat., May 10, 1-3:30pm, $20. Instructor: Jesse Rasmussen. • Upcycling Home Decor & Dye Workshop, May 12, 14 & 16, 3-6pm, $100. Instructor: Margot Myers. • Batik Drawing Class, May 12, 14 & 16, 6:30-9pm, $100. Instructor: Margot Myers. • Intro to Pottery: Bowls, Tuesdays, May 13-June 17, 3-5:30pm, $160. Instructor: Jesse Rasmussen. • Intro to Pottery: Cups & Mugs, Tuesdays, May 13-June 17, 6:30-9pm, $160. Instructor: Jesse Rasmussen. Jansen Art Center is located at 321 Front St., Lynden. Info:

Super Blowout Sale for Artists and Crafters – Join Lark Textile Design,

Custom Cushions, Bastow Designs, and Fourth Corner Quilts for an inventory clearance sale on Fri., May 16 from 4-7pm and Sat., May 17 from 10am-4pm, at Lark Textile Design Studio, 720 Sunset Pond Lane #2, Bellingham. Super cool interior and quilt fabrics, plus unique, rare and unusual arts and craft supplies. Be the first through the doors to search our extensive clearance collection and snag deals. Free admission. More info: 360-220-7744 or www.larktextile.com.

Misbehavin.” Featured vocalist with the band is Robin Kagan. All ages are welcome. Admission is $5 suggested donation. More info: 360-733-4030.

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

offer a fun night of dance for audience members of all ages on Thurs., June 5 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.

Northwest Ballet Theater: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The

romantic antics of humans and fairies play out on one magical midsummer night. With music by Felix Mendelssohn, Northwest Ballet Theater brings you a ballet that is witty, colorful, and hugely entertaining. Don’t miss this mischievous dance adaptation of Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece. Performances are June 6 & 7 at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre (104 N. Commerical St., Bellingham) and June 14 at 7:30pm and June 15 at 2pm at McIntyre Hall (2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon). Admission is $15-$30. More info: 360-734-6080, info@northwestballet.org or www.northwestballet.org.

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. Admission is $12 reserved / $9 general. Info: 360-318-3511 or info@agiftofdance.org.

”Blast of Freedom” Quilt Show –

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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Nick Bantock, The Trickster’s Hat –

The Trickster’s Hat is a 208 page hardcover, full color, workshop book that amongst other things contains 49 exercises designed to help experienced and inexperienced writers, artists, teachers and wide-eyed wonderers go deeper within themselves, expand their imaginations and break creative blocks. It’s not a ‘how to do,’ or a ‘how to be’ kinda book, it’s a mischievous companion that will hopefully stay nestling in your pocket for years to come. Come prepared with curiosity, and some great questions to ask Nick Bantock, the author of the renowned Griffin and Sabine series, on Thurs., May 1, 7-8pm, at Village Books Readings Gallery, 1200 11th Street in Historic Fairhaven. Admission is free. Info: events@villagebooks.com , www.villagebooks.com/event/nick-bantok-5/1/14 or 360-671-2626.

Andrew Knapp & His Dog Momo –

Join photographer/writer Andrew Knapp and his border collie, Momo, in the Village Books Readings Gallery for a talk about their book, Find Momo, a collection of charming photography that invites readers to play hide-and-seek with this ever-cute, everpatient, ever-eager dog who is skilled at hiding in a variety of settings. Andrew Knapp is a freelance interface designer and photographer from northern Ontario. Momo is an adorable, brown-eyed, nearly five-yearold border collie, Andrew’s BFF, and a genius at hiding. He has more than 120,000 Instagram fans. Say hello at www.gofindmomo.com. They will be here Sat., May 3, 4-5pm. Admission is free. Info: 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com/event/andrew-knapp-5/3/14.

Creating Your Legacy Letter Workshop – This workshop will meet

Tuesdays, May 6 & 13 from 10am-1pm at Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden. Instructor: Sara Geballe. Cost is $35. Info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.com or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Mount Baker Book Presentation –

John D’Onofrio and Todd Warger present an evening of stories and images from their new book, Mount Baker, on the following dates: Tues., May 6 at 6:30pm at the South Whatcom Library (8 Barn View Ct., Bellingham); and Wed., May 21 at 6pm at REI (400 36th St., Bellingham). Free.

Ticketed reception with author Anthony Doerr – Join Village Books for a special reception in the home of store owners Chuck & Dee Robinson, above Village Books, as we share wine, hors d’oeuvres, and scintillating conversation

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with author Anthony Doerr on Fri., May 9, 5:30-6:30pm. His forthcoming novel, All the Light We Cannot See, is the May selection for Village Books’ new Signed First Editions Club. Tickets are available at www.BrownPaperTickets.com. The reception is $40 for general admission (which includes a copy of the book), and free to members of the Signed First Editions Club (but you must register ahead of time through www.BrownPaperTickets). A free public event will follow at 7pm in the Readings Gallery. Info: 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com/event/anthony-doerr-reception or events@villagebooks.com.

Nature of Writing Series featuring Robert Michael Pyle – Village Books

and the North Cascades Institute welcome beloved lepidopterist and naturalist Robert Michael Pyle for his first full-length book of poetry, Evolution of the Genus Iris. Robert Michael Pyle writes essay, poetry, and fiction from an old Swedish farmstead along a tributary of the Lower Columbia River in southwestern Washington. His sixteen books include Chasing Monarchs, Mariposa Road and The Tangled Bank. Join us at Village Books, 1200 11th St. in Historic Fairhaven, on Sat., May 10, 7-8pm. Admission is free. More info: 360-6712626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com/event/robert-michael-pyle-5/10/14.

Children’s Book Week at Village Books – Join us at Village Books the week

of May 12-18 as we celebrate Children’s Book Week through a variety of in-store events. From hands-on activities to author events, we will be celebrating youth literacy, so come join us! Village Books donates 10% of all kids’ book purchases made during Children’s Book Week to the children’s departments of the city and county libraries. More info: 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com.

Chuckanut Radio Hour featuring Bill McKibben – This month’s Chuckanut

Radio Hour’s special guest is Bill McKibben, author of a dozen books about the environment, most recently, Oil and Honey. The musical guest is local singer-songwriter Dana Lyons. The Radio Hour is a recipient of Bellingham’s prestigious Mayor’s Arts Award. Tickets are $5 and are available at Village Books and at www.BrownPaperTickets.com. Doors open at 6:30pm, and you must be seated by 6:45pm as the show begins promptly at 7pm. Co-sponsored by Whatcom Community College Foundation, 12th

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Street Shoes and Westside Pizza. Join us at Whatcom Community College’s Syre Auditorium, 237 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham, on Fri., May 16, 6:30-8:30pm. Admission is $5. Info: 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com/event/bill-mckibben-5/16/14.

Writing for Children: The Art of the Picture Book – From story creation to

publication, come learn what it takes to become a successful picture book author! Author / illustrator Erik Brooks will share the process of creating and publishing children’s picture books at the Lynden Library (216 4th St.) on Sat., May 17, 1:30-3:30pm. He is the author / illustrator of 12 books for children. For grade 8 and up. Admission is free. More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Nature of Writing Series featuring Joshua Howe – Village Books and the

North Cascades Institute present author Joshua Howe as a guest for the spring “Nature of Writing Series” at Village Books Readings Gallery on Tues., May 20, 7-8pm. In Behind the Curve, Joshua Howe explores the history of global warming from its roots as a scientific curiosity to its place at the center of international environmental politics. Howe teaches history and environmental studies at Reed College. Admission is free. More info: 360-6712626, events@villagebooks.com or www.villagebooks.com/event/joshua-howe-5/20/14.

WWP Monthly Meeting – Whatcom

Writers and Publishers will hold their monthly meeting on Wed., May 28 at 5:30pm at Nicki’s Bella Marina, Squalicum Harbor, Bellingham. Wayne Lutz will give a presentation entitled “Writing Your Travelogue.” Lutz has written and selfpublished 11 books in the series Coastal British Columbia Stories. Guests may order from restaurant menu. More info and reservations: www.whatcomwritersandpublishers.org.

Book Discussion: The Good News Chair – Local author Harriet Arkley, a

retired elementary school principal, will discuss her new book, The Good News Chair: A Simple Tool for Shaping a Child’s Positive Behavior and Self-Image, on Sat., May 31 from 4-5pm at Village Books (1200 11th St., Bellingham). Harriet will share lessons from a lifetime of working with young children, especially as it relates to the power of positive reinforcement. Free admission. More info: 360-527-8638, events@villagebooks.com or www.goodnewschair.com.

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The Year That Wasn’t – Local Author Groks Middle School by Christopher Key What happens in the aftermath of a mass shooting at a middle school? What happens when the jackals pack up their mics and head for the next disaster? What happens to the students and teachers who remain behind? How do you deal with it in the yearbook? That last question is what drives Invisible Year. Michael Sarrow (pictured) is the pen name of an assistant professor at WWU, and he goes where few have dared. Along the way, he tells a story that is as current as tomorrow’s headlines and creates some truly vivid characters. The short version is that some members of the staff want to deal honestly with the killings in the yearbook. Others, along with the faculty and administration, decidedly don’t. The unlikely hero of the tale is Calvin Spencer, a geek’s geek who refers to himself and other non-entities as “water bugs.” Sarrow truly understands that species. I know. I was a water bug. Along with ace photographer Montel and Goth writer Olivia, Calvin battles yearbook editor Chelsea trying to assure that the ugly truth doesn’t get buried. Cheerleader Chelsea is instantly recognizable. She brings to mind a certain ex-governor of a large state whose name shall not be mentioned. Chelsea dragoons boyfriend Pete into managing her campaign for student body president. Her platform is “Never Again,” and the means to which she will resort to prevent violence at the school may not justify the ends. All water bugs have their nemesis, and in this case, it’s the evocatively named Cod Liver Sanders, jock of all trades. Sarrow knows this character as well as he does all the others. Invisible Year will keep you up all night if you pick it up too late. It’s available on Amazon, at Bellingham’s Little Free Libraries and the Alternative Library.

Skagit River Poetry Festival – May 15-18 in La Conner Tickets are now on sale for the Skagit River Poetry Festival, May 15-18, in the historic town of La Conner. The four-day event kicks off with two of the Northwest’s most daring and original voices, Tom Robbins and Sherman Alexie, swapping literary wit and wisdom in a first-of-its-kind onstage Top left: Mark Doty. interview. Top right: Robert Hass. Over the next two Bottom left: Sherman Alexie. Bottom right: Tom Robbins. days, the festival will present some of the most provocative voices in contemporary poetry. They include former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass; National Book ticket menu. Unless sold out, tickets will Award winner Mark Doty; Native also be available at the door. American artist and author Elizabeth The festival takes place in venues Woody; Wallace Stegner Fellow Michael throughout La Conner. The opening event McGriff; Jamaican born poet, actor, on Thurs., May 15 is a fundraising Poet’s editor, critic, and musician Kwame Dawes; Table dinner, where guests share delicious, and Susan Rich, winner of the PEN USA locally-grown food, fine wine, and literary Award for Poetry. ideas with the poets seated at their table. Top Northwest artists on the bill include Coming to the stage later that evening are award-winning Seattle Slam poet Matt the reverently irreverent Robbins, named Gano; Kelly Davio, praised for her dark by Writer’s Digest as one of the “Top 100 poetic intensity; celebrated nature writer Writers of the 20th Century,” and Alexie, Tim McNulty; and Emily Warn, the a Native American novelist, poet, and Webby Award-winning founding editor of stand-up comic described by one critic as poetryfoundation.org. “emotionally spring-loaded, linguistically Newly announced Washington State gymnastic, and devastatingly funny.” Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen will also More than 2,000 people attend the participate in the lineup of performances, biennial event, which transforms a small panel discussions, and interviews. On the town into Poetry Central. “The festival final day of the festival (Sun., May 18), turns La Conner into a town filled with select poets will offer writing workshops poetry, from its churches to its museums, to the public. Each three-hour workshop its community center, and its bed and is $60, or two for $100. Sessions run from breakfasts,” says poet Rich. “Where else 9am-noon and from 1-4pm. To register, can a person sleep, eat, live, and breathe email executive director Molly McNulty at poetry for a spring weekend?” directorsrpp@gmail.com. McNulty will The festival, one of the largest take your reservation, contact you when celebrations of poetry on the West Coast, the minimum of five participants has been is put on by the Skagit River Poetry reached, and collect your fee at that time. Foundation, a non-profit organization that Each workshop is limited to 20 brings poets into school classrooms participants. Sign up for two workshops year-round to promote literacy, an and save $20. Participation is on a appreciation of language, and youth first-come, first-served basis. The participation in culturally diverse workshops are posted on the website communities. (www.skagitriverpoetry.org). For more information, visit the festival Tickets to the rest of the events website at www.skagitriverpoetry.org or are on sale now at call 360-770-7184. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/520248. Be sure to click through the dates on the

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May is “Be Kind to Animals” Month –

Local businesses are currently raising money for Whatcom Humane Society. The WHS has been caring for animals throughout Whatcom County since 1902. Providing services and care to approximately 4,000 homeless, unwanted and abused animals each year, the WHS is constantly in need of funding. Help support your local Humane Society by visiting participating businesses. For a list of participants, please visit www.whatcomhumane.org. Info: 360-7332080 or events@whatcomhumane.org.

Red Cross Fundraiser for Oso Mudslide Disaster – Come out to

support and assist the Red Cross for the Oso Mudslide Disaster Relief Fund. Live bands, auctions, and lots of beer from all the Whatcom County breweries including Chuckanut, Kulshan, Wander, Aslan, Menace, North Fork, and Boundary Bay. The fundraiser will be held on Fri., May 2 from 5-9pm in the back covered patio of Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen (601 W. Holly St., Bellingham. Free admission. More info: 360-752-3377 or info@chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com.

Have a Heart Run – The Have a Heart

5K/10K Run and 2K Walk will be held Sat., May 3 at Edgewater Park, 600 Behrens Millet Rd., Mount Vernon. Registration opens at 8:15am, and race begins at 9:30am. Individual and team event. There will be a Half-Pint Run (1/2 mile kids run) as well. The run is a fundraiser for Community Action of Skagit County. Admission is $10-$30. More info: 360588-5737 or www.haveaheartrun.org.

Bellingham Harborview Lions Club Garage Sale – Join us on Sat., May 3

from 9am-3pm for a garage sale at the Salvation Army (2912 Northwest Ave.) There will also be food for sale, baked goods, large items and small items. Each table will be full of items, all marked at the same price. Have a price in mind? Head for that table. Have an item in mind? Chances are we will have that, too! Free admission. More info: 360-305-4774 or bellinghamharborviewlions@gmail.com.

Trinkets & Treasures Spring Festival –

The Ferndale Band Boosters are hosting their annual Trinkets & Treasures Spring Festival on Sat., May 3 from 9am-5pm in the FHS gym (5830 Golden Eagle Dr.) The non-profit festival will feature a large garage sale, bake sale, craft vendors, performers, and more. A fundraising event benefitting the FHS Marching Band and Color Guard’s uniform fund drive, the show is open to the public and admission is free. Interested vendors can contact coordinator Deanna Kaech at 360-3842792. More info: kaechd@frontier.com , 360-384-2792 or www.ferndaleband.org.

W.A.K.E. Demo Day and Swap Meet –

Come to the W.A.K.E. Demo Day and Swap Meet on Sat., May 3 from 10am4pm, and you can test-drive the newest kayaks and other watercraft in the safety of the swimming beach at Lake Whatcom’s Bloedel-Donovan Park. Local and regional manufacturers and representatives will be on hand with dozens of boats to try. You can also buy or sell used kayaks and kayak-related gear. The event is free to the public, with a $5 charge to try out boats on the water. Info: info@wakekayak.org.

Celebration of Tasty Treats and Culture – Wine-Spirits-Chocolate-

Cheese-Fine Art-John Mutchler at the Piano. Lynden Noon Kiwanis’ “Celebration of Tasty Treats and Culture” will be held on Sat., May 3 from 7-10pm at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden. Join us for sampling and purchase of fine wines from 5-6 wineries, 4-5 chocolate vendors, and 2-3 local cheese vendors. We’ll also have Bellewood Acres spirits, fine art work, raffles, and silent auctions. All proceeds go to youth programs supported by Lynden Noon Kiwanis. Look for our next event on Sat., Oct. 4. Admission is $25. More info: 360-778-1228, ddinkla@aol.com or www.lyndenkiwanis.com.

Springtime High Tea – The Blaine

Senior Center will host a Springtime High Tea on Sun., May 4 from 1-3pm at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. Seating is limited; purchase tickets in advance! The program includes delicious tea, sandwiches, scones, fruit, chocolates, and more. There will be entertainment with the Mt. Baker Toppers Chorus, a silent auction, and prizes. Sponsored by Jerns Funeral Chapel with refreshments courtesy of Louisa House Assisted Living. Proceeds support the Blaine Senior Center. Admission is $18. More info: 360-3328040, blaineseniorcenter@gmail.com or www.blaineseniorcenter.com.

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Bellingham benefit YWCA Bellingham and the VDay 2014 campaign One Billion Rising For Justice. Tickets may be purchased (or reserved) by phoning 360734-4820 or via www.vdaybellingham.com or www.ywcabellingham.org.

Dine out for Maple Alley Inn – Ciao

Thyme will be open for lunch and dinner on Tues., May 6 to support Maple Alley Inn, which provides hot meals for needy people in our community. Ciao Thyme is located at 207 Unity St., Bellingham. More info: 360-733-1267, info@ciaothyme.com or www.ciaothyme.com. Check out the Opportunity Council website at www.oppco.org for more dining options.

Spring Book & Plant Sale – Start your

garden this spring with plants from the Friends of the Deming Library (5044 Mt. Baker Hwy.) Spring Plant Sale. Huge variety of healthy plants and veggie starts. Browse hundreds of titles for purchase at the book sale. This fundraiser for the Friends of the Deming Library will support library programing and building maintenance. The sale will be held two weekends: Fri. & Sat., May 9, 10, 16 & 17, from 10am-4pm. Book sale open for self serve Monday through Thursday during library hours. Admission is free. More info: 360-592-5748, www.wcls.org.

11th Annual Shoe Drive for Charity –

12th Street Shoes in Fairhaven (1204 Harris Ave.) is asking customers to bring in a pair of gently worn shoes and receive an additional $5 off a new pair during their 15th Anniversary Sale the weekend of May 16-18. All shoes will be donated to the YWCA’s Back to Work Boutique. Info: 360-733-2066, info@12thstreetshoes.com or www.12thstreetshoes.com.

Painting for Peace – Ever paint yourself

into a corner? Uptown Art can help you out. Ever have a beef? The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) knows how to slice it up. These two thoughts are closely related; so closely that Uptown Art (23 Bellwether Way, #23, Bellingham) is hosting a fun(d)raising event on Fri., May 16 at 7pm with proceeds benefiting WDRC. To participate, go to www.uptownart.com/bellingham, select Calendar, advance the month until May, and select May 16. Select the painting you would like to paint, click on it, and follow the registration instructions. Insert the initials WDRC in the Promotions Code box. Cost is $40. More info: 360-733-1471 or robert@uptownart.com.

Spring Book and Plant Sale at the North Fork Community Library – The

presents a two night-only benefit performance of Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues at Silver Reef Hotel Casino and Spa (4876 Haxton Road, Ferndale) on Mon., May 5 at 6:30pm ($20) and Thurs., May 8 at 6:30pm ($75 gala celebration). All proceeds from VDay

Friends of the North Fork Library in Kendall are having a wonderful sale of used books and plants for your garden on Sat. & Sun., May 17 & 18, 10am-4:30pm! Great prices and a large selection to choose from! All funds raised go toward maintenance of the North Fork Community Library. Donations of books in good condition are being accepted. Call the library for more

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information. Admission is free. More info: 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Ski to Sea Book Sale – The Friends of

the Bellingham Public Library are hosting a Ski to Sea Book Sale, Wed.-Sat., May 21-24 at the Central Library. There will be a large selection of books and media for the whole family. Most items only $1. Tables are continually re-stocked throughout the sale. Half-price day on Fri., May 23, and $4 bag sale on Sat., May 24. Hours are: Wed.-Fri., 10am-6pm and Sat. from 10am-1pm. All proceeds benefit the Bellingham Public Library. Free admission. More info: 360-778-7250 or friendslibrary3@gmail.com.

Bingo in the Barn! – Bingo is back! Join

Friends of the Sudden Valley Library for a family friendly evening of Bingo in the Sudden Valley Dance Barn (8 Barn View Ct., Gate 2) on Fri., May 23. Come at 6:15pm to enjoy Hot Diggity Hot Dogs, snacks and drinks. Bingo starts promptly at 7pm. Proceeds support programming at the South Whatcom Library. Admission is free. Bingo cards are $10 for 10 or $20 for 30. Info: 360-318-3699, www.wcls.org.

Bellingham Books To Prisoners Massive Book Sale – Join us on Sat.,

May 24 from 9am-3pm at the Ski to Sea Parade finish line (corner of State and Champion Streets) for our first book sale of 2014. We have a huge collection of donated books to sell. Free admission. More info: info@bellinghambtp.org.

Sips & Cigars – Enjoy an evening of

premium spirits, cigars and more at the Bellingham Sunrise Rotary’s Sips & Cigars event on Sat., May 31 from 6-10pm at Silver Reef Event Center (7476 Haxton Way, Ferndale). Your ticket includes 4 premium cigars, 6 spirit samples, 2 beer samples, appetizers and a door prize entry. The event is sponsored by Bellingham Sunrise Rotary, Mancave Ministries, Cigar Lounge at Silver Reef, Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, Wilson Motors Mercedes-Benz and KISM Radio 92.9. All guests must be 21 years or older. For hotel event packages, call the hotel front desk at 866-383-0777. Admission is $60. More info: 360-543-7142 or silverreefcasino.com/news/sips-cigars.

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 for tickets and info.

Magic/Circus Benefit for Crystal Sinclair – International magic pioneer

Crystal Sinclair needs the community’s help to execute the greatest magic trick of her life: recovering from cancer. Fun-filled events and performances for all ages including magic, aerials, face painting and more! Together we can help The Jewel of Magic shine as bright as she ever has. Sponsors, donations, volunteers and enthusiastic attendees needed. Bring cash or a checkbook! 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: 206-7940340, jewelofmagicbenefit@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/events/264398740404866/.

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.

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May and June Workshops at Bellingham Metal Arts Guild (BMAG) – BMAG (2620 N. Harbor Loop Dr., Suite #6) is offering the following workshops in May and June: Lost Wax Casting, Tues.-Thurs., May 6-8, 6-10pm, $375 + $25 material fee. • Instructed Metalsmithing Studio, Wednesdays, May 14-June 4, 6-9pm, $140 + materials. • Survey of Advanced Stone Setting Techniques, Sat.-Mon., May 17-19, 10am-3pm, $375 + $25 kit fee & special course tools. • Intermediate Jewelry Metalsmithing, Mondays, June 2-30, 6-9pm, $185 + $20 material fee. More info: 360-201-0236, info@BellinghamMetalArtsGuild.org or www.BellinghamMetalArtsGuild.org.

Memoir: Jumpstart Your Writing –

Spend a fun evening creating a road map for your memoir! In this inspiring workshop for both beginning and experienced writers, you’ll learn imaginative new tools to fuel your passion for your life story. Exploring your past and present, you’ll discover fresh ways to express yourself on the page. Instructor Susan Colleen Browne is the author of a memoir, Little Farm in the Foothills; her latest book is a novel, Mother Love. This class will meet on Tues., May 6 from 6-9pm at Whatcom Community College. Cost is $45. More info: 360-383-3200, lswan@whatcom.ctc.edu or www.whatcomcommunityed.com.

Genealogy for Everyone! Summer Seminar – The SVGS Summer Seminar

offers classes for both beginners and advanced family history researchers. Featured educators are Canadian genealogist, author and lecturer, Dave Obee and Spokane area genealogist and author, Donna Potter-Phillips. Online registration by June 1 at www.skagitvalleygenealogy.org. Seminar will be held Sat., June 14 from 8am4:30pm at First United Methodist Church, 1607 E. Division St., Mount Vernon. Cost is $35-$45 conference / $12-$13 lunch / $6 printed syllabus. More info: 360-6300170, genealogy0715@gmail.com or www.skagitvalleygenealogy.org.

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May Hikes with the Mount Baker Club – Join the Mount Baker Club for the

following hikes in May: Sat., May 10, South Lookout Mountain Hike. Meet at 9am at the southeast corner of the old Sunset Cost Cutter parking lot (near the rock wall) to carpool, or meet at the trailhead at 9:30am (Cain Lake boat ramp off of Camp 2 Rd. near Constanti Lane). A Discover Pass is required for parking. Moderate to strenuous hike through second and old growth forest; 8.5 miles roundtrip with a 2360 foot elevation gain. Views of Mt. Baker and the San Juans. Contact 360-656-5216 or tosteve@mac.com for more info. • Sun., May 18, Raptor Ridge Hike via Pine and Cedar Lakes. Meet at Sunnyland School for carpool at 9am. Difficult due to the estimated 1,500 feet of elevation gain over the first two miles of trail. This hike, with the side trip, could be about 6.5 miles and as much as 2,300 feet elevation gain. Contact 360-770-2926 or eric@bigrockexcursions.com for more info.

Spring Farm Tour – Skagitonians to

Preserve Farmland is excited to present its Spring Farm Tour! SPF’s Spring Farm Tour is a fun and educational trip to select farms in the Skagit Valley. Enjoy a day of thought-provoking discussion and gorgeous scenery as we tour the Skagit Valley in a comfortable chartered bus. Participants get a firsthand look at the important role farming plays in Skagit County. This spring the tour revolves around the role of technology in Skagit agriculture. Space is limited; reserve your spot today! The tour will be held Fri., May 16 from 8am-3:15pm and begin at Dike District #3 Headquarters, 20800 Dike Road, Mount Vernon. Admission is $20-$30. Info: info@skagitonians.org , 360-336-3974 or www.skagitonians.org.

Shorebird Ecology and Conservation in the North Puget Sound – Gary Slater, founder and Executive Director of Ecostudies Institute, presents on shorebird ecology and how citizen scientists can participate in a new Puget Sound-wide monitory effort on Tues., May 27, 7pm, at the Whatcom Museum Old City Hall. Presented by the North Cascade Audubon

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NSEA Habitat Restoration Work Party – An NSEA Habitat Restoration

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.

Blazing Paddles... A Celebration of Paddlesports Around the World! It’s WET, it’s WILD, it’s BLAZING PADDLES! Paddle4Ever, in conjunction with Washington Water Trails Association, will be hosting this annual event featuring a select and diverse group of films from the National Paddling Film Festival. Show dates are Thurs., May 29 at the Black Box Theatre in Lynnwood, and Fri., May 30 at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon. Both shows run from 7-10pm. For 33 years, the National Paddling Film Festival has been showcasing the world’s best paddling films to audiences in the United States, The Film Festival’s 2014 Still Image Canada, and around the world. The festival Winner, “Lone Canoeist at Bald River inspires people to explore rivers, lakes and Falls,” by Mark Zakutansky. oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle, and appreciate the heritage of the wild places we paddle. The films will cover action, documentary and environmental categories, featuring sea kayaking, whitewater kayaking, canoeing, rafting, stand-up paddle boarding and other paddling-related footage. This will be an evening full of high quality films with a common element – having fun on or in the water. Combining silliness, insight, humor, tragedy, drama and passion with fast-paced action, incredible scenery and culture, this film festival will take you around the globe, and support Washington Water Trails at the same time! Tickets for the Lynnwood venue are $18 (students with current student I.D. are $16) and are available through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. Tickets for the Mount Vernon venue are $15, available only at the door. Doors open at 6pm and shows start promptly at 7pm. Your ticket will automatically enter you into the door prize drawings. Beer, wine and snacks will be available for purchase at the theaters. A portion of the proceeds will go to Washington Water Trails, a non-profit organization dedicated to the recreational use and environmental stewardship of Washington State waterways. We hope you will join us in this visual paddlesports feast and celebration of human powered watercraft.

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Emily Ponten Junior Violin Recital –

WWU student Emily Ponten will present her junior violin recital on Thurs., May 1 at 5pm at the WWU PAC Concert Hall. The concert will feature works by Bach, Prokofiev, and Beach, with violinist Erika Burns, and piano accompanist Kelsey Barnes. A reception will follow. Free admission. More info: 360-650-3130, heather.dalberg@wwu.edu or www.wwu.edu/music.

Live in the Piano Lounge – Join us for

live music Thursdays in May at 5:30pm in Jansen Art Center’s Piano Lounge (321 Front St., Lynden): May 1, The Spencetet; May 8, Andy “Badd Dog” Koch; May 15, Paul Klein; May 22, Major Sturm; May 29, Anissa Caprina and guest. • Join us on Saturdays in May at 6:30pm for the following performances: May 3, Damon Jones; May 10, One Hat Wonder; May 17, Darla Bradshaw Lobb with guest; May 31, Garrett & the Sheriffs. Free admission. More info: 360-354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org.

BYJB Spring Concerts – The Bellingham

Youth Jazz Band under the direction of Mark Kelly presents the following concerts in May and June: Sat., May 2, 6pm at the Lightcatcher Museum. • Sat., May 2, 7:30pm at Bellingham High School All-City Jazz Festival. • Fri., May 16, 7pm for “Pizza and All That Jazz” at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center. • Thurs., May 22, 6:30pm at the Lynden Pioneer Museum with LMS jazz band and LHS choir. • Fri., June 6, 7pm at Birch Bay State Park, Blaine. Admission to most events is free. Info: 360-676-5750, www.jazzproject.org.

Whatcom Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven’s Ninth Dress Rehearsal – After a season of sell-out performances for the Whatcom Symphony, the demand to experience the grand finale, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, has been overwhelming. Given this level of interest, the Symphony is happy to offer a special $10 ticket to the Friday dress rehearsal for this concert on Fri., May 2 at 6pm at the Mount Baker Theatre (104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham). Tickets are for general seating on the main floor only. Audience members are reminded that because this is a final dress rehearsal, the performers may stop and start throughout the evening, and rehearse key sections before playing each movement of the symphony. More info: tickets@mountbakertheatre.com , www.mountbakertheatre.com/events or 360-734-6080.

Whatcom Girls Chorus Performances in May – Whatcom Girls Chorus will give the following free performances in May: Fri., May 2, Spring Concert featuring songs from The Sound of Music, 7pm, Trinity Lutheran Church (119 Texas St., Bellingham). • Sat., May 10, Bellingham Farmers Market, noon-1pm. Free admission / donations accepted. More info: www.whatcomgirlschorus.com.

Beginning African Marimba Group –

This class will meet Saturdays, May 3-June 14 from 11am-12:15pm at Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden. Instructor: Deborah Dole. Cost is $155. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

”How Beautiful:” A Collection of Treasured Wedding and Love Songs – Wendy Donaghy, soprano, and Terhi Miikki-Broersma, piano/organ, will share a collection of wedding and love songs on Sat., May 3 at 1:30pm at Assumption Church, 2116 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. Free admission. More info: 360-510-0654 or terhimiikkib@yahoo.com.

Yogoman Burning Band All Ages Dance Party – Yogoman Burning Band

continues its successfully happy run of All-Ages Dance Parties every first Saturday of the month (May 3 & June 7, 4:306:30pm) at the Green Frog with their Jamaica New Orleans Dance Riddims. Every show has a different theme which will be announced at our website, Facebook pages and physical posters around town. This event encourages the whole community to engage in local hometown original dance music and to celebrate life together. The Green Frog is located at 1015 N. State St., Bellingham. Admission is $18 whole family / $10 adult / $5 students and kids 5-15. More info:yogomanburningband@gmail.com or www.yogomanburningband.com.

”Liederfest” – The Bellingham Chamber Music Society presents “Liederfest” with music by Brahms and Schubert on Sat., May 3 at 7pm in the Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room (121 Prospect St., Bellingham). Join mezzo soprano Katie Weld, violist Leslie Johnson and pianist Milica Jela Jovanovi in a celebration of the German art song with works by Brahms and Schubert. Admission is $20 adults / $5 students. More info: 360-303-4014, leslie@bellinghamchambermusic.org or www.bellinghamchambermusic.org.

Herbert Brun and Kenneth Gaburo: Voices Left – WWU presents a concert

by the Evergreen Experimental Music Ensemble (Arun Chandra, director) on Sat., May 3 at 8pm in the WWU PAC Concert Hall. Free admission. More info: 360-6503711 or bruce.hamilton@wwu.edu.

Live Opera Broadcast at Lincoln Theatre in May – The Lincoln Theatre

presents the live broadcast of the Met opera, Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart, Sun., May 4 at 1pm. Admission is $23 adults / $19 seniors / $16 students / $2 off Lincoln members. More info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

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Award-Winning Pianist, Marja Kaisla in Concert Born in Helsinki, Finland, Marja Kaisla began piano studies at age three and made her public debut at five. As a chamber musician, recitalist, and concerto soloist, she has performed in Europe, the former Soviet Union, and the United States. Miss Kaisla received her musical education in piano performance at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland; at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia; in Switzerland with György Sebök; and Philadelphia with Susan Starr. Since moving to the United States in 1987, she has enjoyed an active concert career on stage, radio, television and major motion pictures. She appears as a pianist in the M. Night Shyamalan film, The Village. She is a strong advocate for the importance of music education and general education reform in the U.S. school system. She is currently the Development and Fundraising Director for the Marja Kaisla Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra. Miss Kaisla made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2005 as the pianist of Trio Excelsior, with whom she has toured extensively around the United States. She was also a member of a unique quartet of four pianos called Piano4, with whom she performed over a hundred concerts during two seasons. She was awarded the Performer of the Year 2013 title by the Finlandia Foundation National, the largest advocacy organization in the U.S. promoting Finnish culture and Finnish American artists’ work. Due to high demand for her performances, her title was recently extended to 2014 as well. The Suomi Branch of the Finlandia Foundation is pleased to present Marja Kaisla in concert on Sun., May 4 at 7pm in the Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect St. in Bellingham. The cost of admission is $20 for adults and $10 for students. There is no charge for children under 12. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 360-671-8766 or email snabblady@msn.com or tapiok@comcast.net. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this outstanding pianist!

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Hodge. You do not need to be able to read music, but we will be using some fundamental music, so it helps. Meets every Sunday in May (4, 11, 18, 25) from 2-3:30pm at the home of Cheryl Hodge (1220 Larrabee Ave., Bellingham). Cost is $125. More info and to register: 360-9334485, hodgecheryl@hotmail.com or www.cherylhodge.com.

Skagit Community Band Annual Spring Swing Concert – Skagit

Community Band presents its Annual Spring Swing Concert, “Taint What You Do, It’s The Way That You Do It,” on Sun., May 4 at 3pm at Brodniak Hall (1600 20th St., Anacortes). The concert features the Skagit Community Band with the SCB Big Band. We’ll put a bounce in your step as you listen to some of America’s greatest jazz composers and arrangers. Listen to the music of Sammy Nestico, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and more. Admission is $15 adult / $10 seniors & students / $30 family / free children 12 and under. More info: 360-466-4409 or www.skagitcommunityband.org.

WSO Celebration Finale: Beethoven’s Ninth – From its tremulous

opening to its triumphant finale, the choral “Ode to Joy,” Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9” may be one of the world’s most beloved works. Join the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra on Sun., May 4 at 3pm as they bring the season to a resounding close, accompanied by the Whatcom Chorale, conducted by Deborah Brown. The Mount Baker Theatre is located at 104 North Commercial St., Bellingham. Admission is $12 / $34 / $39. More info: www.whatcomsymphony.com , 360-756-6752, info@whatcomsymphony.com.

Bluegrass Concert with the Kathy Kallick Band – The Kathy Kallick Band is

a “top-notch band led by a woman with the warmest, richest voice in our music today,” according to Katy Daley, awardwinning broadcaster of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. Join us for their performance on Sun., May 4 from 7-10pm in the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St., Bellingham. Admission is $15. Info: 360-734-4820, oldtimemusic.bellingham@gmail.com or www.kathykallick.com.

Bellingham Blend Gospel Chorus Weekly Rehearsals – This men’s

barbershop chorus highlights gospel and family-friendly music. All guys (young and old!) are encouraged to check us out at our weekly Monday rehearsals (May 5, 12, 19, 26) from 7-9pm at Advent Christian Church, 2100 Broadway, Bellingham. Our very experienced director keeps this not-for-profit group uplifted. Admission is by donation. More info: 360-815-0053, bassbill1950@yahoo.com or www.bellinghamblend.weebly.com.

the month of May and receive two free months of membership. We are a women’s a cappella chorus that sings barbershopstyle music. All voice ranges. Many opportunities to gain musical skills and perform in the community. We meet at 1401 Cleveland at the Community Center in Mount Vernon on Monday nights, 7-9:30pm. More info: 360-428-4186, contact@harmonynorthwest.org , 360201-5861 or www.harmonynorthwest.org.

MVHS Jazz – Mount Vernon High School

Jazz Band presents a concert in their continuing series of jazz band performances on Tues., May 6 at 7pm at Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon. These jazz bands, directed by Jacob Scheer, are part of the nationallyknown Fine Arts Department at Mount Vernon High School. This program is committed to maintaining the vibrant, unique American art form that is jazz. Come relax and enjoy the wonderful music of Nestico, Ellington, Miles Davis, Marvin Fisher, Count Basie and many more! All proceeds benefit the MVHS Jazz Program. Admission is $6 festival seating at the door. More info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

Loud Red Bees – The Loud Red Bees

will perform Handel, Mozart, Verdi and Brahms for the Bellingham Music Club at 10:30am on Wed., May 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St., Bellingham. Oboist Jennifer Weeks and bassoonist Patricia Nelson founded the Loud Red Bees, whose name comes from the jumbled letters of “Double Reeds.” Weeks is on the music faculty at Western Washington University where she founded Summerwinds, a summer chamber music program for young woodwind players. Nelson is a founding director of the new Bellingham Chamber Music Society. Free admission. More info: 360-306-8580, rsnyhowl@q.com or www.bellinghammusicclub.org.

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., May 7 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

Spring Special at Harmony Northwest Chorus – Join the chorus in

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). May’s performance will be held

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Wed., May 7 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.

North Sound Community Orchestra Concert – The North Sound Community

Orchestra Annual Spring Concert will be held Wed., May 7 at 7:30pm in the forum of Squalicum High School (3773 E. McLeod Rd., Bellingham). The Community Orchestra is conducted by Chip Bergeron and will feature music from Cuba, Spain, France, England, Germany and Austria. Refreshments follow. Admission is by donation. More info: 360-676-6471 or chip.bergeron@bellinghamschools.org.

Kyle Matson Junior Cello Recital –

WWU student Kyle Matson will present his junior cello recital on Thurs., May 8 at 5pm at the WWU PAC Concert Hall. The concert will feature works by Bach and Prokofiev, with accompanist Jeanette Ojala. A reception will follow. Free admission. More info: 360-650-3130, heather.dalberg@wwu.edu or www.wwu.edu/music.

La Cenerentola – The Lincoln Theatre

presents a live broadcast of The Met’s production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola on Sat., May 10 at 9:45am with an encore screening on Sun., May 18 at 1pm. This is a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Florez, as her Prince Charming. Lincoln Theatre is located at 712 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon. Admission is $23 general / $19 seniors / $16 students / $2 off members. More info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

Interfaith Coalition Choir Fest –

Individual performances by 11 church choirs will culminate in the performance of two compositions by a combined choir of more than 225 voices, under the direction of Leslie Guelker-Cone (Director of Choral Activities and Vocal Studies at WWU). This performance will be held on Sat., May 10 at 1pm at Church of the Assumption, 2116 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. Free admission / donations accepted to benefit Interfaith Coalition’s programs of homes, healthcare and shelter for all. More info: 360-7343983, info@interfaith-coalition.org or www.interfaith-coalition.org.

Dulcimer Club – The Bellingham

Dulcimer Club (BDC) will meet at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth, between H and I Streets in the Lettered Streets Neighborhood of Bellingham, Sat., May 10 from 1:303:30pm. Free admission, but donations toward room rent are welcome. More info: http://mdcinbellingham.blogspot.com , 360-982-8599 or sunsetjam@gmail.com.

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her senior voice recital on Sat., May 10 at 4pm in the WWU PAC Concert Hall. The concert will feature works by Rameau, Mozart, Liszt, Golijov, Webber, and Schoenberg. She will be joined by Carlos Garcia, violin, Alyssa Rehwald, viola, Molly Hartshorn, violin, and piano accompanist Daniel Botamanenko. A reception will follow. Free admission. More info: 360-650-7640, heather.dalberg@wwu.edu or www.wwu.edu/music.

Celebrating Song and Youth – Enjoy

an evening of art songs and arias by Mozart, Puccini, Dvorak, Richard Strauss, Verdi, and Duparc on Sat., May 10 at 7pm in the Rotunda Room of the Whatcom Museum (121 Prospect St., Bellingham). The music will be performed by three outstanding young singers: Jon Suek, tenor, Kristen Swenson, soprano, and Andrea Paulson, soprano, with pianists Wade Dingman and Kelsey Barnes. All three singers are destined for vocal acclaim, and we have the good fortune to hear them in Bellingham before they enter the world stage. Admission is $10 general / $5 students. More info: 360-752-1423, gar75gcr@gmail.com or www.theamadeusproject.org.

Bloom-Allegra Concert – Allegra

Women’s Ensemble, joined by BAAY’s girls’ choir, Celestial Voices, pays a musical tribute to spring’s new growth and the beauty of nature. Songs will include “Bloom” by Philip Silvey, “Arise My Love” by Joan Szyko, “Van Gli Effluvi de le Rose” by Francesco Paolo Tosti, and selections from Bob Chilcott’s Jazz Songs of Innocence, and more. Join us for this performance on Sat., May 10 at 7:30pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1720 Harris Ave., Bellingham. Admission is $10 suggested donation. More info: 360676-1024, info@bellinghamsings.org or www.bellinghamsings.org.

Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers – The Mount Baker Theatre is

thrilled to announce its 2014 Illumination Gala Artist, Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell. This special performance will be Sat., May 10 at 8:30pm. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, featuring Edie Brickell, will perform songs from their album Love Has Come for You. The concert will showcase new material performed by Martin and Brickell, along with the unique hybrid of bluegrass and comedy that Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers have been delighting audiences with at their sold-out, critically acclaimed shows. There is a black-tie benefit option which includes dinner, auction and premier seating for the concert. Tickets are $129 / $99 / $89 / $69 + applicable fees. Info: tickets@mountbakertheatre.com , 360734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com.

Mother’s Day with Gary Stroutsos –

Gary Stroutsos, a master of the Native American flute, will be performing a special

Mother’s Day themed concert of old love songs from the American Indian musical tradition on Sun., May 11, 3-5pm, at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden. This collection features a special Dakota honor song, “Cherished Grandmother,” to pay tribute to all of the special mothers and grandmothers in attendance! The magic of Gary’s romantic musical style has made him nationally and internationally known, from performing at the White House to being featured on an episode of the Dr. Phil show. Tickets are $15 (includes your choice of coffee, tea, or mimosa). More info: info@jansenartcenter.org , 360354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org.

admission. More info: 360-734-8158, jeanr@communityfood.coop or www.communityfood.coop.

Sousa Salutes – It is with great

excitement that the North Cascades Concert Band, under the direction of Rob Pattermann with assistant director Ray Blank, announces spectacular news regarding its spring Sousa-style concert. To help us celebrate the 20th anniversary of the North Cascades Concert Band, Gunnery Sgt. Brian Turnmire, trumpet soloist with the “President’s Own” United States Marine Band will solo with the NCCB. Three performances: Fri., May 16, (continued on page 40)

North Cascades Chamber Musicians in May Concert – Viva la France! Join us for an all-French musical offering on Sun., May 11 from 3-5pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center (1314 Harris Ave., Bellingham). Performers are Jennifer Weeks, oboe; Pat Nelson, bassoon; and Kay Zavislak, Dan Sabo, and Victoria Ebel-Sabo, piano. These fine musicians will perform solo piano works and chamber music by Poulenc, Francaix, Ravel, and Debussy. Admission is $5-$15. More info: bellinghamhouseconcerts@gmail.com , www.bellinghamhouseconcerts.com or 360-671-6104.

Erika Burns Senior Violin Recital –

WWU student Erika Burns will present her senior violin recital on Sun., May 11 at 4pm in the WWU PAC Concert Hall. The concert will feature works by Bach, Brahms, and Chausson, with accompanist Naina Wadhwa. A reception will follow. Free admission. More info: 360-650-3130, heather.dalberg@wwu.edu or www.wwu.edu/music.

Tribute Jazz Art of the Piano Trio proudly presents East Coast Trio/ West Coast Trio – From New York City,

Ali Jackson, Jr., and his trio (drummer for Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center) and from the West Coast, The Julian MacDonough Trio featuring Miles Black and Adam Thomas. It’s a thrill to bring one of the most swinging, energetic, musical and in demand drummers in jazz today to Bellingham! Ali will be gracing the stage with his band, featuring the young phenomenon, Emmet Cohen on piano, and Yasushi Nakamurato on bass. Some folks say there’s a difference between the way jazz music feels when it’s made by people from the east coast as opposed to the west, so come hear the difference for yourself! The all ages concert is Tues., May 13 at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY), 1059 N. State St., at 7pm. Tickets are $20.

3rd Thursday Local Music Series –

Join us on Thurs., May 15 from 6-8pm at the Community Food Co-op (1220 N. Forest St.) for Lindsey Street. Lindsey Street plays roots music from Ireland, England, Quebec, Scandinavia and France, as well as original compositions. Free

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A dramatic and entertaining performance, a stirring lesson in patriotism, and an unforgettable music event, all in one program, featuring trumpet soloist Brian Turnmire –

celebrating the 20th anniversary of NCCB.

Gunnery Sgt. Brian Turnmire United States Marine Band

Director, Rob Pattermann Assistant Director, Ray Blank in concert ...

Friday, May 16 • 7:30pm

Whatcom Community College, Syre Hall 237 W Kellogg, Bellingham, WA

Saturday, May 17 • 7:30pm Arlington High School PAC 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd

Sunday, May 18 • 3pm

Anacortes High School Brodniak Hall 1600 20th St

Ticket prices:

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7:30pm, at WCC’s Syre Hall, Bellingham; Sat., May 17, 7:30pm at Arlington High School PAC (18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington); and Sun., May 18, 7:30pm at Anacortes High School’s Brodniak Hall (1600 20th St.). Free admission / donations appreciated. More info: marj@nas.com or www.nccband.org.

Jazz Exchange – Whatcom Sound Jazz

Singers in concert with guests Seattle Jazz Singers (directed by Frank DeMiero) will give a performance on Sat., May 17 at 3pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (1207 Ellsworth Ave.). Seattle jazz pianist Darin Clendenin will also join in on the fun! Admission is $15 adults / $10 students and seniors. More info: 360676-1024, info@bellinghamsings.org or www.bellinghamsings.org.

Josh Shade Senior Composition Recital – WWU music student Josh Shade will present his senior composition recital on Sat., May 17 at 8pm in the WWU PAC Concert Hall. The concert will feature original concert works and film music. A reception will follow. Free admission. Info: 360-650-7640, heather.dalberg@wwu.edu or www.wwu.edu/music.

Whatcom Symphony Orchestra Family Concert – The annual WSO

Family Concert will be held on Sun., May 18 from 2-4:30pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The concert

features “Carnival of the Animals,” performed by duo pianists Dan and Victoria Sabo, and narrated by Billy Tierney from the Upfront Theatre. Pre-concert activities begin at 2pm and include fun activities such as Maestro Yaniv Attar teaching how to conduct! The performance begins at 3pm. Tickets available at the door. Admission is $10 suggested donation for adults / free kids 18 and under. More info: 360-756-6752, info@whatcomsymphony.com or www.whatcomsymphony.com.

Sunday @ 3 Youth Concert – Join us at

Jansen Art Center on Sun., May 18 at 3pm for a showcase of talented young musicians and performers! Tickets are available at the door: $5 for adults, children under 12 free. Jansen Art Center is located at 321 Front St., Lynden. Info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

WWU Choirs in Concert – The choirs

of Western Washington University present a concert of beautiful choral music from from the Renaissance to the present day on Sun., May 18 at 3pm at WWU’s PAC Concert Hall, 516 High St., Bellingham. Free admission. More info: 360-650-3772 or CFPA.Choral.Library@wwu.edu.

Tribute Jazz Series: Art of the Piano Trio – The Julian MacDonough Trio

presents the music of Dave Brubeck on Sun., May 18 at 4pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center in Fairhaven. Dave Brubeck is considered to be one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. This exceptional trio is comprised of pianist Miles Black, bassist Adam Thomas and drummer Julian MacDonough. Tickets will be available at the door ($15 adults / $10 students).

A Coincidence of Desires Cabaret –

“A Coincidence of Desires” is a cabaretinspired collection of “sassy, serious, silly, sultry, and sweet” songs and duets. Featuring the talents of sopranos Tracy Satterfield and Julia Bonnett, pianist Wade Dingman, and accordionist Terhi MiikkiBroersma, this intimate evening performance is perfect for date night or girls night! Tickets are $20 and include a glass of wine from our Firehall Café. Join us at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden on Sat., May 24, 7:30-9:30pm. Admission is $20. More info: 360-3543600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

The Nylons Perform at Skagit Valley Casino Resort – JUNO-nominated a cappella group The Nylons will perform a one-night-only show on Sat., May 24 at 8pm in the Pacific Showroom. From their humble roots singing in a Toronto delicatessen in the 1970s, to headlining Carnegie Hall, to their 2011 JUNO award nomination, The Nylons are one of Canada’s biggest international successes. Skagit Valley Casino Resort is located at 5984 N. Darrk Ln., Bow. Admission is $23-$27. More info: 877-275-2448 or www.theskagit.com.

The Art of Jazz: Grant & Matheny Duo – The Jazz Project presents the May

The Mount Baker Toppers – Local

installment of the Art of Jazz on Sun., May 25 at 4pm at the Mount Baker Theatre (104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham). The performance features Darrell Grant on piano and Dmitri Matheny on flugelhorn. This will be the last Art of Jazz concert of the spring; series resumes in September. Tickets available online at www.jazzproject.org. Admission is $16 general / $10 students. Info: 360-6501066, jsherwoodjazzproject@earthlink.net or www.jazzproject.org.

WWU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Concert – The WWU

Mitchell Hopkins Junior Guitar Recital – WWU student Mitchell Hopkins

favorites The Mount Baker Toppers, a men’s a cappella chorus, are coming to “the J” Tues., May 20, 7-8pm! Performing a variety of musical genres including pop, doo-wop, gospel, and barbershop, they specialize in singing close harmonies. This energetic, exciting group is sure to delight all ages! Tickets are $5. Jansen Art Center is located at 321 Front St., Lynden. Info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, conducted by Christopher Bianco, will present a concert featuring works by Harlan, Van Boer, WWU professor Roger Briggs, and WWU graduate student Jon Bash on Thurs., May 22 at 8pm at the WWU PAC Concert Hall. Free admission. More info: heather.dalberg@wwu.edu , 360-650-3130 or www.wwu.edu/music.

The Swing Gang – The Swing Gang

six-piece swing & jazz group will be bringing all of your favorite swing and big band dance tunes to “the J” on Fri., May

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will present his junior classical guitar recital on Thurs., May 29 at 5pm in the WWU PAC Concert Hall. The concert will feature works by Ponce, Villa-Lobos, De Falla, Hedges, and Bogdanovic. He will be joined by fellow guitarists Kevin Karcher and Patrick Hunziker. A reception will follow. Free admission. More info: 360-650-7640, heather.dalberg@wwu.edu or www.wwu.edu/music.

Raisa Asriyants Junior Violin Recital –

WWU student Raisa Asriyants will present her junior violin recital on Thurs., May 29 at 5pm in the WWU PAC Concert Hall.

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The concert will feature works by Bach, Piazzolla, and Conus, featuring musicians Naomi Karasawa, violin, Leif Mitchell, viola, Kyle Matson, cello, and Asta Vaicekonis, piano. A reception will follow. Free admission. More info: 360-650-3130, heather.dalberg@wwu.edu or www.wwu.edu/music.

Julian Velard New Album Premiere Concert – Julian Velard’s engaging style

of theatrical, piano-based pop has been colored richly by several stints in London, where he recorded his first two full-length albums, The Planeteer (2009) and Mr. Saturday Night (2011). On his upcoming release If You Don’t Like It, You Can Leave, he’s bringing it all back to New York City, his birthplace and lifelong home. His performance will be Thurs., May 29 at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre (104 N. Commerical St.). Admission is TBD. Info: 360-220-8770, mattberes1@gmail.com or www.julianvelard.com.

BHS Alumni Band Spring Concert –

Bellingham High School Alumni Concert Band’s 6th Annual Spring Concert is scheduled for Sat., May 31 at 7pm at Shuksan Middle School, 2717 Alderwood Ave., Bellingham. Proceeds go to the BHS Scholarship Fund and the music grant program. Tickets are available at Piper Music Store (2512 Meridian St.) or contact/text: Skip Williams (360-7348466) or Jerry Couchman (360-255-1984). Admission is $10 adults / kids free. Info: 360-734-8466 or ewill1051@aol.com.

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.

East West Trumpet Summit with Ray Vega and Thomas Marriott – Legendary New York trumpet ace Ray Vega and Seattle’s world class trumpet master Thomas Marriott convene for an evening of jazz at the Byrnes PAC in Arlington on Sat., May 31 at 7:30pm. George Colligan, one of the top pianists in jazz, Phil Sparks, Seattle’s iconic bassist, and top-flight drummer and composer Matt Jorgensen round out this outstanding quintet. AHS Jazz One will open the concert. Byrnes PAC is located at 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington. Admission is $15 general / $10 student / under 12 free. Info: 360-631-8071, pjr3579@gmail.com or www.arlingtonartscouncil.net.

Michael Refvem in Concert – Michael Refvem returns after completing his

Masters of Music in Piano at Manhattan School of Music. A 2011 alumni of WWU, he won the WWU Concerto Competition where he studied with Jeffrey Gilliam. His concert on Sat., May 31 at 7:30pm at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church (2800 Lakeway Dr., Bellingham) will be his second benefit for the Bellingham Festival of Music. Admission is $15 recommended donation. More info: 360-752-0767, charlidan@aol.com or www.bellinghamfestival.org.

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. Info: 360-3050536 or mj.bronstein19@gmail.com.

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

Spivey Hall Children’s Choir – The

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, The 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.

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.

Western Washington Student Jazz Band – Student jazz musicians at Western

Whatcom Chorale presents Atlanta’s Spivey Hall Children’s Tour Choir on Mon., June 9 from 7-8:30pm at the First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. This 42-voice ensemble, ages 12 to 18, produces a refinement of tone that belies their ages. The Children’s Choir has performed for twenty years on public radio broadcasts and toured Austria, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, England, Canada, Scotland, and China. Free admission. More info: 360-752-1423, gar75gcr@gmail.com or www.spiveyhallchildrenschoir.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.

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

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, 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.

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

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They Came, They Sang, They Conquered —

The Beatles, 50 Years Later by Christopher Key It was early in January of 1964 when a classmate insisted I come to her house and listen to a new record. She put on a 33-1/3 rpm vinyl disc and the music that came forth hit me like a hammer. My musical instincts told me instantly that this music would make my parents crazy. It changed my life. It changed their lives. It changed the world. The Brits were paying us back for 1776, and we were helpless. Then the Beatles came on The Ed Sullivan Show, and we surrendered without a fight. It should be obvious that I’m the only writer on the ENNW staff old enough to have witnessed it in person. April 4 marked the 50th anniversary of a historic record accomplished by the Beatles – occupying the top five singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, a feat not matched by any other act, before or since. In fact, the Fab Four held down twelve spots on the charts that week. The top five records were No. 1, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” No. 2, “Twist and Shout,” No. 3, “She Loves You,” No. 4, “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” and No. 5, “Please Please Me.” With “Can’t Buy Me Love” giving the band their third No. 1 in a row, they achieved another record that still stands to this day. In its 52-year history, no other act has had three consecutive No. 1 songs on the Billboard chart. In My Life: A Musical Tribute to the Beatles comes to the Mount Baker Theatre on Thurs., June 5, at 7:30pm. The production gives the audience a chance to be there at pivotal moments in the extraordinary career of the Beatles: Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club, The Ed Sullivan Show, Shea Stadium, Abbey

Road Studios and the final live performance on the rooftop of their Apple Corp offices. This award-winning retelling of the Beatles story is delivered through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein and features the renowned tribute band Abbey Road. But wait! There’s more! The producers of In My Life always try to include local talent in the show. In this case, the Squalicum High School String Quartet adds musical texture to the evening. Squalicum seniors Nicole Chen and Cynthia Singleton and juniors Lucy Cornwell and Athena Harris will join the band for the songs “Eleanor Rigby,” “Yesterday,” “A Day in the Life,” “Hello Goodbye,” and “Hey Jude.” In a special touch, “Yesterday” is played as a scene in which the Paul McCartney character plays the song for the first time for Beatles

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The band, Abbey Road, features Chris Paul Overall (“Paul”), Jesse Wilder (“George”), Axel Clarke (“Ringo”) and Nathaniel Bott (“John”). Brian Epstein is played by Alxander Jon (seated).

The Squalicum High School string quartet is comprised of Nicole Chen, Cynthia Singleton, Athena Harris and Lucy Cornwell.

producer George Martin, with the songwriter explaining that he envisioned a string-quartet accompaniment. Chen and Singleton play violins, Cornwell the viola and Harris the cello. Singleton became a Beatles fan as a small child when her mother began playing Beatles’ vinyls on her record player. Her favorite Fab Four tunes are “Yesterday,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” and “Help.” “Listening to Beatles’ music makes me happy,” said Singleton. Cornwell’s parents also played Beatles albums when she was young and so she grew up as a Beatles fan. Her favorite Beatles song is “Here Comes the Sun.” “I love the early Beatles music,” she said. No Baby Boomer worth the title will want to miss complete immersion in “When I’m 64,” so get your tickets now by calling the MBT box office at 360-734-6080, or order online at www.mountbakertheatre.com.

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Kulshan Chorus Presents a Concert Celebrating Poetry and Peace by Osa Hale This May, Bellingham’s established Kulshan Chorus, known for its commitment to diversity and outreach, will be presenting a spring concert unlike any other. The theme of the performance is a celebration of poetry and peace. Kulshan Chorus, which often draws on music from across cultures and times, will have a focus on the Pacific Northwest in several of its pieces, thanks to the concert’s featured guests. The Atlantics, a Bellingham fixture in the realm of boogie-popblues, will make an appearance. The most exciting local highlight of the evening may be the piece with Lawrence Solomon, a teacher at Lummi Nation School, who will join the chorus to bring voice to the poem known as Songs of the Salish Chief. His words, backed up by the rhythm of the chorus, will tell the story of the Salish people. “We’re honored to join Mr. Solomon to present the story of one people that echoes the struggle and enduring hope of many people in many places and times,” says Dustin Willetts (pictured), the chorus’ new artistic director. This will be Willetts’ debut as artistic director. Taking the reins from interim director Mary Somerville and founding director Roger Griffith, Willetts has some big shoes to fill, and the credentials say that fill them, he will. An alumnus of Western Oregon University with a Master of Music degree, he has performed across the globe and in such American venues as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Seattle Children’s Chorus and as Director of Creative Arts at Mountain View Presbyterian Church in Marysville. Willetts is looking forward to his first show with the intergenerational, secular Kulshan Chorus, saying that the music will be both powerful and wide-ranging.

The Kulshan Chorus 25th anniversary concert (April 2013), The 2nd Great Beatles Sing-along with The Walrus. Photo by Anna Deeny.

The “Make a Joyful Noise” Kulshan Chorus concert with Interim Director Mary Somerville, December of 2013. Photo by John Davis.

“This program is a journey through many times, moods and cultures,” Willetts says. “It combines the beauty and power of words with the rhythm of music in melodies that are alternately gleeful and reflective, refreshing and thoughtprovoking.” The concert, which promises to be memorable, will take place on Sat., May 17, at 7:30pm at Bellingham High School. Tickets will be $16 each for general admission, while seniors and students will pay $13. Children’s tickets will be $7. They are available for sale in Bellingham at Village Books, the Community Food Co-op, and at the Western Washington University Box Office. The box office can be reached by calling 360-650-6146. More information about tickets, the concert, and the chorus can be found at www.kulshanchorus.org.

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Shrek The Musical by Joanna Nesbit This spring, the grumpy green ogre we know and love from the Oscar-winning children’s animated film is coming to a theatre near you. Skagit Valley College presents Shrek The Musical at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall on May 10-11 and 16-18. Diane Johnson, Music Department chair, and Donna Carroll, Skagit Valley Academy of Dance instructor, co-direct the musical to bring us a production brimming with new songs and fairy-tale misfits that will appeal to audiences aged 4 to 94. Shrek The Musical is a hilarious show that’s part romance, part irreverent

fairy-tale. True to the film, it features Shrek, the cranky ogre who just wants to live in peace, and scrappy Princess Fiona, who must be rescued from her tower. It also includes a donkey that won’t shut up, a short-tempered bad guy, and a snarky cookie, along with many other misfits, and takes place in a mythical faraway kingdom, where Shrek has retired to a murky green swamp to live in solitude away from those who have teased or feared him all his life. Into the swamp arrives a group of fairy-tale characters who have been cast from their home by Lord Farquaad. Shrek agrees to help them get their home back if they will leave his swamp-home to him. But when he meets with Lord Farquaad, the king asks him to rescue Princess Fiona so he can be the true king of Far Far Away. A tale of hilarity ensues.

Featuring a cast ranging in age from 8 to 67, the musical production differs a bit from the film to include the backstory of Shrek, Fiona, and Farquaad’s childhood, along with the reasons Farquaad doesn’t like fairy-tale characters. “Come see the show to discover the answers to your who, what, where, and why questions,” says Carroll. Also, keep your ears open for small, humorous references to other shows such as Star Wars and Wicked. Johnson says the story’s message is part of why the musical appeals to her. “I have always loved the message of the original Shrek film – it’s okay to be who you really

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Emily Ceresa, Lauren Hippenstiel and Aamon Palmer portray the Pig, the White Rabbit and Humpty Dumpty in Skagit Valley College’s production of Shrek The Musical. Photo by Diane Johnson.

are – and I wanted to do a show that everyone, kids and adults alike, would love to see,” she says. “This production’s characters come to life with song and dance and a great story of hope and love.” It’s also just plain fun. Younger audience members will particularly enjoy the burping and farting duel between Shrek and Fiona. More than 40 cast members contribute to the production, with actors and singers hailing from Bellingham to Marysville. Shawn Steiner plays Shrek opposite Mary Witt’s Fiona. Duncan Ring handles the role of Farquaad. Waylon Johnson and Ammon Palmer of Burlington High School alternate turns to bring a hilarious rendition of Donkey to the stage. Shrek The Musical is Johnson’s 18th musical with SVC, and she enjoys working with a cast that includes an 8-year old (who plays young Shrek), as well as middle and high schoolers. Carroll sang and danced professionally for 20 years before moving to Washington. Show dates are May 10, 16, and 17 at 7:30pm and May 11, 17, and 18 at 2pm. Tickets are $15 and $20, available online at www.mcintyrehall.com or by calling 360-416-7727, with $5 discounts available to children, seniors 62+, and Skagit Valley College employees and students. Proceeds from the show will contribute to sending a group of 38 SVC music and drama students to perform at the International Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland, the largest fringe festival in the world.

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