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Big Basket Bingo – The Blaine Senior

Center will host a fundraising bingo event on Sat., Oct. 12 from 2-4pm. Win cash and prizes (big grand prize); refreshments included. Must be 18 to play. Blaine Senior Center is located at 763 G St. Cost is $20. More info: 360-332-8040, or

Cliff Mass on Weather: “The Future of Weather Forecasting” – Professor

Cliff Mass, renowned University of Washington atmospheric scientist, KPLU commentator, popular weather blogger and author of The Weather of the Pacific Northwest, returns to Bellingham to talk about the future of weather forecasting on Tues., Oct. 15 at 7pm at the Bellingham High School Auditorium (2020 Cornwall Ave.). Recent extreme weather, and the need to prepare for such events, makes this a timely topic. The presentation is a benefit for Bellingham’s Community Boating Center. Dr. Mass will discuss modern use of satellites and supercomputers in weather prediction. He will give a glimpse of changes in forecasting over the coming decades, including new products available soon for smartphones and other media. Students are encouraged to attend. Admission is adults $12 advance/ adults $15 door / students $5. More info: 360-714-8891, or

Bingo in the Barn – Join in the Bingo

fun on Fri., Oct. 18 at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn and help build the South Whatcom Library! Mary Jayne, the Hot Diggety Dog lady, will be bringing a yummy selection of hot dogs. Come early at 6:15pm to eat; bingo starts at 7pm. All proceeds will benefit the building fund. Sponsored by the Friends of Sudden Valley Library. The Dance Barn is located at Gate 2; follow the signs. More info: contact Mary Haslam at 360-306-1800.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater –

Friends of the Everson Library present their 2nd Annual Murder Mystery Production, Murder on the Oriental Rug, a play within a play where every actor has a motive for committing the murder of “no one’s” favorite director and the audience serves as detective in this comedy “who-done-it.” Tickets are only $10 for this dinner theater, available at Everson’s Valley Pharmacy. Two performances will be given Sat., Oct. 19, at 4pm or 7:30pm, at the Glen Echo Community Building, 7694 Goodwin Rd., Everson. Wine will be available by donation at the evening show. Info: call Everson Library at 360-305-3600.

2nd Annual Pumpkins For Pajamas –

A huge supply of pajamas and pumpkins will be on display at Fred Meyer’s main entrance (810 Lakeway Dr., Bellingham) on Sat., Oct. 26 from 11am-3pm. Anyone who brings a new pair of pajamas to the Bellingham Harborview Lions’ donation box will get a free pumpkin of their choice in return. The pajamas will be distributed to the homeless and needy through the support of the Hope House and their street ministry. Free. More info: 360-303-7478 or

Evening of Poetry and Music – Join

poets Matthew Brouwer, Kevin Murphy, and Jodee Adams-Moore on Sun., Oct. 27 at 7pm for an evening of poetry, with music from the Bellingham Ukulele Group Ensemble. This event will benefit a poetry writing workshop through the Whatcom County Juvenile Justice System, that Matthew and Kevin recently launched through a successful Kickstarter campaign. The goal of Whatcom Detention School is to provide a quality education program in a safe and compassionate learning

environment so that students feel empowered to realize their potential. The Firehouse Performing Arts Center is located at 1314 Harris Ave., in Fairhaven. Admission is $10 suggested donation. More info: 360-752-1904.

A Masquerade Eve – Join us for an

evening of Halloween-style music, storytelling, performance and games on Fri., Nov. 1 at 6:30pm at the Bellingham YWCA, 1026 N. Forest St. This all-ages event has something for everyone! Come in costume, make a mask or buy a mask. Celebrate youth rites of passage, meet the mentors, and enjoy the show! Proceeds benefit Rooted Emerging programs. Admission is by donation. More info: 360-510-3205, or

1st Annual Gala “Thanks for the Memories” Dinner and Show –

“Thanks For The Memories: Entertaining the Troops Through The Years” is the Ferndale Senior Activity Center’s first gala dinner show on Sat., Nov. 2 from 5-9pm. This tribute to the USO includes a no host bar (sponsored in part by Boundary Bay Brewery), Chicken Cordon Bleu dinner, and a line of spectacular entertainers. Emcee Michael Spinale will amuse us through the night as we swing into the 40’s with the Pakawalups, hop to the 50’s with Dino Macris, and rock to the 60’s with Chuck Dingee and Joe Young of The Walrus. Doors open at 5pm for this fun evening tribute which benefits the Jet Oldsters Association of Ferndale. Limited tickets on sale now at the front desk for only $45. The Ferndale Senior Activity Center is located at 1999 Cherry St. Info: 360-3846244, or

Pancake Breakfast – Everyone is

welcome at the Ferndale Senior Center Pancake Breakfast on Sat., Oct. 19 from 8-11am. Choose from pancakes, French toast, or biscuits and gravy. Proceeds go to the Jet Oldsters. The Ferndale Senior Activity Center is located at 1999 Cherry St. at Pioneer Park. Admission is $6 adults / $3 kids. More info: 360-384-6244 or

Annual Friends Cookie Sale – Show

your support for the library by eating cookies! The Friends of the Sumas Library annual cookie sale is a delicious deal! Visit the library on Sat., Oct. 19, starting at 10am, and fill a bag with a variety of homemade cookies made by great local bakers. Just $5 per bag! 100% of the sales benefit the Friends of the Sumas Library. Pre-bagged cookies will be available after 12pm at the library until all are sold. More info: 360-305-3600. email • See for “News, Reviews and Updates”


Entertainment News NW-October 2013  

Monthly arts and entertainment magazine for Northwest Washington, Bellingham, Whatcom County, Skagit County, Pacific Northwest, Anacortes, M...

Entertainment News NW-October 2013  

Monthly arts and entertainment magazine for Northwest Washington, Bellingham, Whatcom County, Skagit County, Pacific Northwest, Anacortes, M...