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TABLE OF CONTENTS SEPTEMBER 2013 FEATURES: 1st Annual Lummi Island Run to Benefit Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 And The Buzz Goes On – Bees Celebrate 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Cheers to Bellingham Beer Week 2013! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Eat Local Month and Farm Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41 Fairhaven Art Block Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Pan the Musical Coming to Lincoln Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Reaching the Sky: Bellingham to Everest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 The Bellwether Jazz Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

DEPARTMENTS: Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-17 Benefits & Fundraisers . . . . . . . 36-37 Calendar of Events . . . . . 18-23, 30-35 Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Cuisine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48, 50 Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-52 Family & Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-43 Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Health & Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-48 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

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On the cover: Captain Hook (Peter Whited) and Peter Pan (Ava Ross) face off in PAN the musical. Photo by Lindsey Bowen. See feature story on page 3.

SEPTEMBER 2013 Volume 10 Number 8 P.O. Box 2606 • Bellingham, WA 98227-2606 360.599.6827 • email: editor@ennw.info • www.ennw.info The ENNW Publishing Team Mark Fuller • 360.676.0428 • mfuller@ennw.info Barb Fuller • 360.676.0428 • bfuller@ennw.info Dorothy Tjoelker-Worthen • 360.815.6286 • dworthen@ennw.info Gladys Crnich • 360.656.6577 • gladys@ennw.info Lynna Dunn Fuller • lfuller@ennw.info Circulation: ENNW prints 10,000 copies & distributes to over 200 sites in Whatcom and Skagit Counties. For a current list of distribution sites go to http://www.ennw.info/distribution.html. Deadlines: We request Press Releases, Photos and Calendar Items by the 10th of the month before its release (September 10th for October issue). Send an email if you would like to be on our monthly reminder list. Press Releases, Calendar Items & Photos are now exclusively received through our Online Submission Form accessed through our website www.ennw.info/submit-an-event/. Please keep event description to 60-100 words per item. Submission Guidelines: Article ideas are encouraged with a sample of your writing style. You will be given credit and a bio line, but at this time we are unable to pay for articles. If we accept your proposal, please plan on writing 300–600 words. Advertising: We would like to encourage you to consider advertising with us. We feel we offer a great value for your hard earned advertising dollars. Due to the quality, ENNW is not in the recycle bin in a day or two. Many readers report they hold onto it all month long, resulting in better value. If you would like a rate sheet, please call or email to request one. Your advertising will make it possible for us to continue. Copyright & Pub Info: ©2013 Entertainment News NW. Reproduction of contents in any format is forbidden without written permission from ENNW. ENNW is only responsible for ad cost in the event of an error. Every effort has been made to gather accurate information regarding events. Please contact the sponsoring agency for more details. Printed at Lithtex NW, Bellingham, WA, USA. This Month’s Contributors: n Christopher Key is an actor and director who lives in Bellingham and writes to help support his theatrical addiction. n Bellingham freelancer Joanna Nesbit has been writing for ENNW since 2005. Her work has also appeared in FamilyFun, Parenting, Northwest Travel, and Washington State Visitors’ Guide. Learn more at www.joannanesbit.com. n Stephanie Dethlefs is the executive director of Whatcom Young Writers and usually tries to write with one hand while parenting her two children with the other. n Osa Hale has been a regular contributor to Entertainment News NW since 2012. She is a senior at Western Washington University, majoring in Visual Journalism. Her work has also appeared on Bellingham’s KOMO News website, the Western Front, and Klipsun magazine. n John D’Onofrio is a Bellingham-based writer/photographer/bon vivant. He has recently finished a book on the history of Mount Baker for Arcadia Publishing and is the editor/publisher of Adventures NW magazine.

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Pan the musical Coming to Lincoln Theatre by Joanna Nesbit J.M. Barrie’s well-known tale of Peter Pan was first performed as a play in 1904 and became an immediate hit with Victorian audiences. This fall, creator Conrad Askland brings a new musical production of the timeless story to the stage for Mount Vernon’s META Performing Arts. Pan the musical will perform at the historic Lincoln Theatre from Sept. 20-Oct. 6. True to Barrie’s original tale, Askland’s family-friendly production features the story’s well-known highlights that kids love, including Wendy and her brothers, Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, the pirates, the Lost Boys, and plenty of swashbuckling. However, Askland gives the musical a contemporary twist to resonate with this generation’s globallyconscious families. Basing his production on Barrie’s novel Peter and Wendy (1911), now in the public domain, he initially expected to produce another Peter Pan show in keeping with the book. But as he reread the text, he was struck by the dated Peter Pan (Ava Ross), Princess elements and Tiger Lily (Adia Bowen) and felt called to Indian child (Alexandra Bowen) enrich the in Neverland. story by adding modern insights for today’s sophisticated audiences. In Askland’s version, Wendy becomes the hero, Peter serves as the catalyst in Wendy’s search for herself, and we learn the real reasons for why she goes to Neverland. At the same time, Pan stays true to script by building on key elements rather than changing them, so that families will experience the same wellloved story, just in a more nuanced way. “In the original story, Wendy is a bystander,” says Askland. “She watches Peter Pan save the day, but 100 years later, that sort of rattled my sensibilities.” In Askland’s Neverland, Wendy gains courage, learns how to face the pirates, and realizes there’s no adventure in being small and silent. “I think it’s a message that will resonate with parents,” says Askland, “and a more compelling story [than children simply growing up and no longer seeing Peter Pan].”

Besides encountering a more complex Wendy, audiences will find that the pirates are a bit darker and the Lost Boys a bit edgier. To achieve a contemporary tone, Askland elevates the characters in different ways to suit each. The Lost Boys, who are energetic and unruly, sing rock songs and wear London Punk (think steam punk). Their leader, Tootles, sports a colorful mohawk. In an operatic voice, Mrs. Darling addresses the struggles between parents and children (but not so much that kids get bored), while Mr. Darling is the

Pirates, Indians, Peter Pan and the Lost Boys join Wendy Darling on her adventures in Neverland. Top L-R: Princess Tiger Lily (Adia Bowen), Jukes (Don Willcuts), Captain Hook (Peter Whited), Wendy Darling (Molly Wilson), Peter Pan (Ava Ross), Smee (Brendan Francis). Bottom L-R: Indian child (Alexandra Bowen), Twin 2 (Andres Salinas), Lost Boy (Isabella Washburn), and Twin 1 (Jonathan Herrera).

Captain Hook (Peter Whited) and Peter Pan (Ava Ross) practice stage combat moves.

quintessential Victorian English father. The scary Captain Hook, played by Peter Whited, is a true villain and wears a metal hook forged just for this production. Tinkerbell flits around as familiar little light. Cast members include director Joe Bowen as Mr. Darling, Karen Pollack as Mrs. Darling, and teens Ava Ross as Peter Pan and Molly Wilson as Wendy. In a cast of some 40 characters, just seven are played by adults, with the rest played by children ages 16 and younger. Bowen, also the vice president of META, says Pan is a “complex tale full of riddles, hidden meanings, staging, and technical challenges.” He applauds Askland’s production as a wonderful vehicle for teaching acting, dancing, singing, and stagecraft. “META’s first mission is to provide good theater opportunities for students in this region.

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Captain Hook (Peter Whited) captures Wendy Darling (Molly Wilson).

Our secondary purpose is to put on a great show. Pan does both,” he says. Ticket prices range from $10-$20, and are available at the door, online or by phone at 360-336-8955. Bargain night is Thurs., Oct. 3; all tickets are $10, available 2 hours before the show first come, first served. Show times are at 7pm with weekend matinees at 2pm. Visit www.lincolntheatre.org for a full schedule. To learn more about the production, visit www.panmusical.com and META at www.metaperformingarts.org. Photos by Lindsey Bowen.

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”Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice!” – The convent

needs a new roof, so the Order has decided that Sister (with her extensive gambling experience running bingo for the last 25 years) will organize a Las Vegas night. Sister tackles topics ranging from magicians and show girls to live animal acts and the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels, all while maintaining Late Nite’s trademark combination of catechism class, gleeful satire, and interactive comedy. The Mount Baker Theatre is located at 104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham. Performances are Sept. 4-8 and 11-15 at either 3pm or 7:30pm (check calendar). Admission is $24-$29. More info: 360-734-6080, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com or www.mountbakertheatre.com.

Northwest Washington Theatre Group (NWTG) – Auditions for “Smokey

Joe’s Cafe – the songs of Leiber & Stoller” will be held at Cascade Business Park, 5373 Guide Meridian, #F5, Bellingham on Thurs. & Fri., Sept. 5 & 6 at 7pm. Performances will be at Meridian High School in Laurel on Fri. & Sat., Nov. 21-22, and Dec. 6-7. More info: www.NWTG.org.

Community Open House – McIntyre

Hall is celebrating their 10th anniversary season with a Community Open House on Thurs., Sept. 12, from 4-7pm. Get a behind the scenes look at the Hall and find out more about the exciting season ahead. Join us for backstage tours, entertainment, giveaways, refreshments, and more at 2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon. More info: 360-416-7727, www.mcintyrehall.org.

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Uncensored Variety Show Fundraiser for the Bellingham Circus Guild! – The 15th of

every month brings a totally new/different show, no pre-screening, all-volunteer, local and out-of-towners, novice and veteran performers, dance, aerial, comedy, magic, juggling, burlesque and more, acts from raw to polished. All the money raised goes back into the guild to help continue its mission to assist and support the circus arts community of Whatcom County, to promote circus arts to the community at large, and to radically proliferate delight at every opportunity! Join us Sun., Sept. 15, at 7pm or 9pm at The Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. in Fairhaven. Doors open at 6:30pm for the 7pm show and at 8:30pm for the 9pm show. Suggested donation is $5-$10. More info: belingham-circus-guild@googlegroups.com or www.bellinghamcircusguild.com.

Free Adult Acting Class – Anacortes

Community Theatre (918 M Ave.) is offering a free adult acting class from 10am-noon on the 3rd Saturday of the month (Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 21). More info: 360-840-0089, nellobot@aol.com or www.acttheatre.com.

”The Producers” – MBT Main Stage

Rep presents “The Producers” at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, Sept. 25-29. Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy film The Producers once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers out of millions. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Bialystock and Bloom as they maneuver their way through finding the worst show ever written (the gloriously offensive “Springtime for Hitler”), hiring the worst director in town (a flamboyant

Photo by Damian Vines, www.damianvinesphotography.com

cross-dresser), and unscrupulously wooing little old ladies for their money are a classic example of comic confusion. At the core of this insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends. “The Producers” skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender!” Includes mature content. Show times are Wed.-Sat. at 7:30pm and Sat. & Sun. at 2pm. There will be an opening night champagne celebration with free bubbly, prizes, and pre-show mingling with the artistic team. Tickets are $20-$40. More info: 360-734-6080, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com or www.mountbakertheatre.com. ”Hello, My Name is You” – Kuntz and Company, a non-profit dance/theatre company directed by Pam Kuntz, presents “Hello, My Name is You,” a dance/theatre piece about Asperger’s. “Hello” shares the life of Cooper, a 29-year-old Bellingham resident who has Asperger’s. The artists of Kuntz and Company perform alongside Cooper, illustrating the various facets of her life with this Autism Spectrum Disorder. “Hello” features Bellingham artists Ian Bivins, Pam Kuntz, Troy Hightower, Angela Kiser, Ella Mahler, and Hannah Reclam. Performances will be Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 26-28 at 7:30pm and Sun., Sept. 29 at 5pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave., Bellingham. Admission is $15 in advance or pay what you can at the door. More info: 360-510-4711, kuntzpam@gmail.com or www.kuntzandco.org.

“Wutcraker” Auditions – Auditions for BCT’s hilarious intergenerational holiday parody, “The Wutcraker,” will be held Fri. & Sat., Sept. 27 & 28, 5:30-8pm at the Bellingham Children’s Theatre, 1412 Cornwall Ave. Callbacks will be Sun., Sept. 29, 2-5pm. This will be BCT’s last performance of this award-winning show. And yes, the rumor is true: Mayor Linville

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is on board, and Dave Walker from KAFE 104.1 is playing a secret role. Kids 7-19 and adults are encouraged to audition! Please come prepared with a memorized audition piece to perform (monologue or funny story no longer than 3 minutes) and part of a song to sing. Performances will be held at Bellingham High School December 19-22. Auditions are free, but children who are cast are asked to pay tuition for 3 months’ acting training. More info: 360-734-9999, bhamchildrenstheatre@me.com or www.bellinghamchildrenstheatre.com.

Neil Simon and directed by Alan Peet. The Bellingham Theatre Guild’s performances are: Fri. & Sat., Sept. 27 & 28 at 7:30pm; Sun., Sept. 29 at 2pm; Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 3-5 at 7:30pm; Sun., Oct. 6 at 2pm; Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 10-12 at 7:30pm; Sun., Oct. 13 at 2pm. The Bellingham Theatre Guild is located at 1600 H St. Admission is $14 adults / $12 seniors and students. More info: 360-733-1811, bellinghamtheatreguild@yahoo.com or www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com.

“The Prisoner of Second Avenue“ –

Bellingham’s professional theatre for young audiences is holding auditions for adults

Noisy neighbors, the stench of garbage, unbearable heat, rampant crime – 1970s-era New York City isn’t exactly paradise, and advertising executive Mel Edison bears the weight of it all. Mel voices his opinions loudly and often about the things that bother him, and as the laundry list grows, his tenuous grip on mental stability loosens. You might just recognize the beleaguered survivors clinging to the edge of the American Dream in this laugh-out-loud black comedy written by

Auditions for The Neighborhood Playhouse 2013-2014 Season –

Sat., Sept. 28 from 10am-2pm. First show of the season will be “Charlotte’s Web: The Musical.” Location for auditions TBA. Free admission. More info or to register time slot: 360-961-2213, theneighborhoodplayhouse@q.com or www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net.

Auditions for “Man of LaMancha” –

Auditions for the musical “Man of LaMancha” will be held Sat., Oct. 5 at 6:30pm and Sun., Oct. 6 at 3pm at the Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. Production dates are Jan. 31 to Feb. 16, 2014. Free admission. More info: 360-424-5144, redemaster@comcast.net or www.altatheatre.com.

Birchwood Garden Club will meet on

Wed., Sept. 4 at 7pm in the Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect St., Bellingham. This month’s topic will be “Lawn Alternatives” with Ryan Carpenter from Sunbreak Nursery. The possibilities of ground covers, grasses, etc. is staggering. The new recruits are less reliant on water, lawn products and labor. Free admission. Info: www.birchwoodgardenclub.org.

Classes at Garden Spot Nursery –

Garden Spot Nursery is hosting the following classes in September: • Intro to Home Canning with Susy Hymas, Sat., Sept. 7, 9-10am, $5. • “Make It and Take It” Hypertufa Class, Sat., Sept. 14, 9-10am, $39. • Composting with Worms with Elsie Konzelman of Nature’s Footprint, Sat., Sept. 21, 9-10am, free. • Trees and Shrubs for Autumn Interest Class, Sat., Sept. 28, 9-10am, free. Garden Spot Nursery is located at 900 Alabama St. in Bellingham. More info and to register: 360-676-5480, erin@garden-spot.com or www.garden-spot.com.

Wine Tasting with Vinum Wines –

You are invited to a complimentary wine tasting at Sempre Italiano (104 S. 1st St., La Conner) on Sat., Sept. 7 from 5-8pm with Vinum Wines, featuring wines from the north to south of Italy. While here, explore the fine selection of pottery and table linens made in Italy. Free admission. More info: sempreitaliano7@aol.com or www.sempreitaliano.com. email editor@ennw.info • See www.ennw.info for “News, Reviews and Updates”

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International Concert Series –

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Folk Arts Program invites the public to attend the 7th Annual Peace Arch International Concert Series at Peace Arch State Park in Blaine. The final outdoor concert will be Sun., Sept. 1, 2pm: Pava (Russian women’s a capella group). A Discover Pass is required for vehicle parking inside the park; concerts are free. More info: www.peacearchpark.org.

Jazz on the Bay – The Hotel Bellwether will

be hosting Sunday Jazz on the Bay each Sunday in September from 4:30-7:30pm with the following artists: Sept. 1, Blake Angelos Trio; Sept. 8, Rane Nogales with Christopher Woitach, Jeff Johnson and John Moak; Sept. 15, Stirred Not Shaken; Sept. 22, Chad Peterson Trio; and Sept. 29, Alicia Dauber Trio. • Saturday Night Jazz on the Bay with Rane Nogales, Christopher Woitach, Jeff Johnson and John Moak on Sat., Sept. 7, 7:30-9:30pm, following the Bellingham Jazz Festival. The Hotel Bellwether is located at 1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham. No cover. More info: 360-392-3100.

September Vocal Workshops –

Discover how much fun developing your singing voice can be in a comfortable setting with like-minded beginners. Join us every Tuesday in September (3, 10, 17 & 24) from 6:30-8pm for four 1-1/2 hour workshops at Hodge Vocal Workshop Centre, 1220 Larrabee Ave., Bellingham. Cost is $100 for 4 workshops. More info: 360-933-4485, hodgecheryl@hotmail.com or cherylhodge.com.

Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers’ Auditions – Auditions for soprano and

alto singers for a small women’s vocal jazz ensemble will be held on Tues., Sept. 3 from 6:30-8pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. This jazz ensemble is geared toward dedicated singers with choral experience. Please call in advance of the audition to arrange a one-on-one meeting with the director. Free admission. More info: 360-6761024, info@bellinghamsings.org or www.bellinghamsings.org.

The Bellwether Jazz Festival

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Our twenty-second season! Experience the joy of creating music and friendships as a member of the Mt. Baker Youth Symphony! Our orchestras accommodate nearly all skill levels and are open to instrumental students (strings, brass, woodwinds, keyboards, and percussion). The Sinfonette is for musicians with at least one year of experience. The Junior Symphony is for musicians with at least two years of experience or permission from the conductor. The Youth Symphony challenges advancing young musicians with literature from the classics. Our instructors will determine placement in the groups. A short audition is requested for placement in the Youth Symphony only. Call for details. Rehearsals: Monday nights beginning September 9 at Kulshan Middle School. Sinfonette 6–7:30pm, Junior Symphony 6–7:30pm, Youth Symphony 7–9pm Tuition is $330/yr (siblings: $310) Sinfonette Tuition is $250/yr (siblings: $225) To join, simply fill out the registration form (found at www.mbys.org) and bring it with your tuition check to our first rehearsal Monday, September 9 at Kulshan Middle School, 1250 Kenoyer Dr., Bellingham.

Four concerts a year + parties! Artistic Director, Sharyn Peterson (360) 421-2527 MBYS • P.O. Box 5611 • Bellingham, WA 98227

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The third annual Bellwether Jazz Festival will take place on Saturday, September 7 at Bellwether on the Bay’s Tom Glenn Common. The Festival is a free, family-friendly event made possible by the cooperative efforts of The Jazz Project and the Port of Bellingham. As in years past, the Bellwether Jazz Festival promises the perfect trifecta to motivate people in the Northwest to come out and celebrate our community: free music in a family-friendly environment, a sunny day, and a beer and wine garden ($5 gets you your first beverage, 21+, opens at noon). Special thanks go to the Port of Bellingham and the City of Bellingham for working with The Jazz Project to produce this event. Schedule: 1-2:15pm: Christopher Woitach Quartet – Christopher Woitach is a jazz guitarist and composer living in Portland who has played with many nationally and internationally known artists. His recordings have been played on broadcast and internet radio stations across the globe and received excellent reviews. Woitach will be joined by trombonist John Moak, Jeff Johnson on bass and Jud Sherwood on drums. 2:30-3:45pm: Gail Pettis Quartet – Four-time nominee and two-time winner of Earshot Golden Ear Awards’ “Northwest Vocalist of the Year” (2007 and 2010), Gail brings a delicious touch of soul to the Pacific Northwest jazz scene. Gail’s rich, warm vocals and understated phrasing inspire comparisons to Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughn and Carmen McRae. Backing our chanteuse are long time collaborators, Darin Clendenin on piano, Jeff Johnson on bass, and Jud Sherwood on drums. 4-5:15pm: Blues Union – Blues Union is a soulful groove machine fronted by B-3 Organ and vocalist, John Carswell and drummer Jud Sherwood. The two have been performing throughout the Pacific Northwest since 1998 laying down the groove at festivals, in clubs, and other outdoor venues. 5:30-7pm: Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto – Three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto, a master pianist, composer and arranger, is among the top Brazilian musicians working today. The quintet features Jovino on piano, flute, and melodica; Ben Thomas, vibes; Chuck Deardorf, bass; Mark Ivester, drums and Jeff Busch, percussion. For more information, visit www.jazzproject.org. Photo by Dan Levine, courtesy of the Port of Bellingham.

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Jazz Project Jazz Jam – The Jennifer

Scott Trio hosts the Boundary Bay Jazz Jam every first Tuesday (Sept. 3) of the month in the taproom (1107 Railroad Ave., Bellingham), 8:30-11:30pm. Next Jazz Jam is Tues., Oct. 1. Free. More info: 360-6501066, jsherwoodjazzproject@earthlink.net or www.jazzproject.org.

Bellingham. At the beginner’s workshop at 2pm, you will learn several songs in less than an hour. We offer loaner ukes and songbooks for both the workshop and meeting. The jam at 3pm is open to all ukulele enthusiasts. Admission is $5. More info: 360-733-6867, bhamuke@gmail.com or www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com.

Pianist Cole Anderson – Pianist Cole

Live Music in the Firehall Cafe – Join

Anderson will play a beautiful and challenging program featuring music by Chopin, Schubert and Gounod-Liszt on Wed., Sept. 4 at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St., Bellingham (free performance) and on Thurs., Sept. 5 at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave., Bellingham ($10 suggested donation). Cole performs as a soloist and also in chamber ensembles throughout the United States as well as in Asia and Europe. A native of Bellingham, he studied with Nancy Bussard and Mark Salman. More info: 360-733-4676 or www.bellinghammusicclub.org.

us at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden, for live music. Biagio Biondolillo will be playing a set of unique, upbeat folk tunes on acoustic guitar, Sat., Sept. 7, 6:30pm. Michael Gonzalez will be performing folk and indie music on acoustic guitar, Sat., Sept. 21, 6:30pm. The new Firehall Cafe is open with Kulshan

beer on tap, spirits, wine and great food. No cover. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Four Shillings Short – In a single night, Four Shillings Short performs Traditional Irish and Scottish songs, tunes and airs, Indian Ragas, Folk Ballads, Old-Time songs, Medieval and Renaissance instrumentals and a cappella numbers as well as contemporary folk and original compositions. Join us at Nancy’s Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd., on Sun., Sept. 8, 2-4pm. Admission is $15. More info: 360-966-4640, info@nancysfarm.com or www.nancysfarm.com.

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Fresh, Local Music at the Bellingham Farmers Market –

Looking for a mid-week pick-me-up? On Wednesdays through Sept. 25, the Bellingham Farmers Market will be open from noon-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. (behind Village Books). More than 25 vendors will offer fresh local produce, engaging crafts, tasty treats, and much more! There are free concerts Wednesdays from noon-2pm and 2:30-4:30pm. September lineup includes: Sept. 4: Clearbrook Dixie Band / The Original Song Doctors; Sept. 11: Amber Darland / Chuck Dingee; Sept. 18: Misty Flowers / Lindsay Street; and Sept. 25: Peter Horne / Sarah Goodin. More info: www.bellinghamfarmers.org.

Ensemble Auditions – Allegra Women’s

Vocal Ensemble will hold auditions on Wed., Sept. 4 from 6-7pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1720 Harris Ave. in Bellingham. We are a small and dedicated vocal ensemble for serious singers; we meet weekly and will tour Hawaii in January. Free admission. More info: 360-676-1024, info@bellinghamsings.org.

Live Music in the Piano Lounge –

Jansen Art Center’s new Firehall Cafe will host music in the Piano Lounge on Thursdays in September at 5:30pm. Sept. 5: The Silver City Band. Sept. 12: Andy “Badd Dog” Koch. Sept. 19: Cheryl Hodge. Sept. 26: Steve Rudy. Jansen Art Center is located at 321 Front St., Lynden. No cover. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) Beginner’s Workshop and Monthly Jam – Join the ukulele revolution! We

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Keyboard Friends Piano Concert: Miniatures and Masterpieces Take Two – Pianist Kay Zavislak will perform

and describe teaching pieces and masterworks by J.S. Bach, Schumann, Schubert, and Kabalevsky on Fri., Sept. 13 from 3-4:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave., in Fairhaven. Special guest, composer and pianist Victoria Ebel-Sabo will perform her original teaching pieces and more advanced works. Admission is $5-$15. More info: 360-671-6104, bellinghamhouseconcerts@gmail.com or www.bellinghamhouseconcerts.com.

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., Sept. 14 from 1:303:30pm. Free admission, but donations toward room rent are welcome. More info: www.bellingham-dulcimer-club.blogspot.com, 360-255-3410 or sunsetjam@gmail.com.

Backstage at the Border – The

Coffeehouse Concert Series presents Cabin Fever NW in concert Sat., Sept. 14, 7-9pm, in the Fellowship Hall of Christ Episcopal Church, 382 Boblett St., Blaine. At its core is Dianne Wood Bochsler and Tara Lynn Caldwell, a genre-bending singersongwriter duo who blend a brew of musical flavors including folk, bluegrass, pop, alt-country, blues and more. Admission is $7 donation at the door. More info: 360-927-9085, info@backstageattheborder.com or www.backstageattheborder.com.

Bassoon and Strings Concert – This

concert features the unique, and to our ears, perfect blending of timbres, with quintets for bassoon and strings. Bassoonist Pat Nelson, violist Leslie Johnson and cellist Matt Rehfeldt welcome two newcomers to the Bellingham Chamber Music Society: violinists Matthew and Esther Olson! They will perform the “Six Studies in English Folk Song” by Vaughan-Williams and the “Grand Quintetto” by Anton Reicha on Sat., Sept. 14, 7pm, at the Whatcom Museum Rotunda, 121 Prospect St., Bellingham. Admission is $20. More info: 360-3034014, leslie@bellinghamchambermusic.org or www.bellinghamchambermusic.org.

Miniatures & Masterpieces: Take Two (Kay Zavislak and Victoria Ebel-Sabo) – On Sat., Sept. 14 at

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7:30pm at Jansen Art Center, Pianist Kay Zavislak will perform and describe teaching pieces and masterworks by J.S. Bach, Schumann, Schubert, and Kabalevsky. Special guest, composer and pianist Victoria Ebel-Sabo, will perform her original teaching pieces and more advanced works. Jansen Art Center is located at 321 Front St., Lynden. Admission is $10 adults / $5 for children under 18. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Sunday @ 3 Youth Concert Series –

Join us Sun., Sept. 15 at 3pm for the third part of the Youth Concert Series “Sunday @ 3,” featuring local young musicians, dancers and singers, including world class guest artists. Jansen Art Center is located at 321 Front St., Lynden. Admission is by donation. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Harmony Northwest Chorus Open House – Ladies, join us for a music filled

evening of a capella singing on Mon., Sept. 16 from 7-9:30pm at the Mount Vernon Community Center. All vocal ranges, ages welcome to attend. Learn to sing a ‘tag’ or easy song in four-part harmony. Free admission. Info: 360-2015861, contact@harmonynorthwest.org or www.harmonynorthwestchorus.org.

Jansen Art Center (321 Front St.,

Lynden) is offering the following music workshops in September: • Hand Drumming Workshop, Wed., Sept. 18, 6-8pm, $25. Instructor: Nathan Matson. • The Band 102: The 2nd Group Session of Acoustic Guitar Jams for Kids and Teens, Fridays, Sept. 20-Nov. 1, 3:304:30pm, $85. Instructor: Kathleen Dean. • The Band 101 Beginner: Acoustic Guitar Jams for Kids and Teens, Fridays, Sept.

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20-Nov. 1, 4:30-5:30pm, $85. Instructor: Kathleen Dean. • Intermediate String Ensemble, Thursdays, Sept. 26-Dec. 5, 3:30-4:30pm, $85. Instructor: Karen Visser. • JAC String Ensemble (age 12 and up), Thursdays, Sept. 26-Dec. 5, 4:30-5:30pm, $85. Instructor: Karen Visser. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

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

on Wed., Sept. 18 from 7-9pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr., Bellingham. Select a song for the group to play from the BUG Song Book or The Daily Ukulele. Guest copies are available. If you’d like, bring a new song to share and sing with the group (20 copies). Bring a music stand if you have one. Admission is $5. More info: 360-733-6867, bhamuke@gmail.com or www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com.

Marty Stuart Performs – Five-time

Grammy winner Marty Stuart will perform on Fri. & Sat., Sept. 20 & 21 at 8pm in Skagit Valley Casino’s Pacific Showroom. Throughout his career, Marty Stuart has achieved chart-topping success and a wide range of critical accolades, including five Grammy wins and nominations for CMA, ACM, AMA and Golden Globe awards. He is a long-time star of the Grand Ole Opry and hosts RFD-TV’s “The Marty Stuart Show.” Skagit Valley Casino Resort is located at 5984 N. Darrk Lane in Bow. Admission is $35-$40. More info: 877275-2448 or www.theskagit.com.

back five generations in North America, Michael J. Ronstadt, younger brother of Linda Ronstadt, continues the family tradition with his two sons, Michael G. and Petie. These three voices – all multiinstrumentalists and solo artists in their own right – bring to life a repertoire that reaches back to the end of the 19th century while continually looking ahead into the 21st, with a rich innovation of original material alongside traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs. Join us at Nancy’s Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd., on Sun., Sept. 22, 2-4pm. Admission is $15. Info: 360-966-4640, www.nancysfarm.com or info@nancysfarm.com.

Dance Barn on Sat., Sept. 28 at 3pm. With a resume including tours with Sting, Paula Cole and Suzanne Vega, Laila is looking forward to the intimate setting the Dance Barn offers. Her daring and personal arrangements from the Great American and Canadian songbooks – alongside audience song requests – promise an unforgettable show. Her trio includes Adam Thomas (bass) and Julian (continued on page 10)

Zepparella Performs – Led Zeppelin

tribute act Zepparella will perform a one-night-only show on Fri., Sept. 27 at 8pm in Skagit Valley Casino’s Pacific Showroom. An all-girl powerhouse group from San Francisco, Zepparella strives to honor the legacy of Led Zeppelin by creating a live stage show with the same improvisational musical performances for which Zeppelin shows were renowned, and has opened for legendary bands such as Weezer, KISS and Y&T. Skagit Valley Casino Resort is located at 5984 N. Darrk Lane in Bow. Admission is $20-$24. Info: 877-275-2448 or www.theskagit.com.

Jazz Builds A Library: Here’s To The Ladies – Award-winning pianist, vocalist and songwriter Laila Biali brings her genre-bending jazz to the Sudden Valley

Uncorked: Woolley Wine & Music Festival – Join us for Uncorked, a wine

and music festival to be held on Sat., Sept. 21 from 2-8pm at the Eagle Haven Winery, 8243 Sims Rd., Sedro-Woolley. The festival will feature music by Bobby Holland and the Breadline and Blues Playground. Sponsored by Sedro-Woolley Chamber and Whidbey Island Bank. Tickets are $20 advance / $25 at the door. More info and tickets: 360-855-1841, director@sedro-woolley.com or www.sedro-woolley.com.

Ukrainian Bandura Concert – Hear

traditional instrumental duets, historical songs, ballads, and contemporary Ukrainian folk songs performed on the Ukrainian Bandura by Alex Krynytzky and John Patrick and sung in Ukrainian on Sat., Sept. 21, 7-9pm, at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd., Maple Falls. This stringed instrument from the lute family is widely regarded as the Ukrainian national instrument. John and Alex will tell us about their instruments, which represent two different types of banduras, demonstrating their differences. Bring the family. Presented by the Friends of the North Fork Community Library. More info: 360-305-3600.

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MacDonough (drums.) The Sudden Valley Dance Barn is located at Gate 2, 8 Barnview Ct., Bellingham. Admission is $20. More info: 360-671-1709 or www.suddenvalleylibrary.org.

WSO Celebration Debut Concert: Yaniv Attar – Join us on Sun., Oct. 6 at

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the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra’s new Music Director, Yaniv Attar! The musicians of the orchestra take center stage with a dazzling program of showpieces and show-stoppers: Strauss, Die Fledermaus, Overture; Tchaikovsky, Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture; Brahms, Hungarian Dances, No. 5 & 6; and Dvorak, Symphony No. 8. The performance will take place at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham. Admission is $12 / $28 / $32 (free teen ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket). Info: 360756-6752, info@whatcomsymphony.com or www.whatcomsymphony.com.

annual fall fundraiser, Cabaret 2013, on Sat., Oct. 12 at 7pm in the Crystal Ballroom of the Leopold Hotel, 1224 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. Other entertainers are Mark Kelly’s Bellingham Youth Jazz Band, The An-O-Chords men’s barbershop chorus, and Elation women’s quartet. This musical event is to provide funds for Interfaith’s Severe Weather Housing program which provides shelter for Whatcom County families who live on the streets during severe winter weather. Admission is $10. More info: 360-9664976, got_song08@yahoo.com or www.valleyvoices.weebly.com.

Skagit Opera Presents “Rigoletto” –

Indigo Girls Perform: Tickets on Sale Now – Decades after their breakthrough

“Rigoletto” is considered the first of the great operatic masterpieces of Giuseppe Verdi. Based on a novel by Victor Hugo (who also wrote “Les Miserables”), “Rigoletto” tells the story of the deformed court jester whose quest to wreak vengeance on his daughter’s despoiler takes a tragic turn. Stars Yuseok Oh, Ross Hauck, and Courtney Ruckman. Performances will be held Fri., Oct. 11 at 7:30pm; Sun., Oct. 13 at 2pm; Fri., Oct. 18 at 7:30pm; and Sun., Oct. 20 at 2pm. McIntyre Hall is located at 2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon. Admission is $15-$59. More info: info@skagitopera.org or www.skagitopera.org.

Cabaret 2013 – The Valley Voices

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hit, “Closer to Fine,” Grammy-winning folk-rock duo the Indigo Girls continue to amaze conventional pundits with their ability to grow and thrive. On their 14th studio album, Beauty Queen Sister, the band delivers a beautifully crafted batch of songs that revel in spirited simplicity. The Indigo Girls will be performing in Bellingham on Thurs., Jan. 9 at the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are on sale now: $55 / $49 / $42 / $35 + applicable fees. Tickets may be purchased over the phone, online, or in person at the Mount Baker Theatre ticket office at 104 N. Commercial St. More info: 360-734-6080, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com or www.mountbakertheatre.com.

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And The Buzz Goes On — ‘Bees Celebrate 10 by Christopher Key Kathy Murray is one of those people who contemplate the great metaphysical mysteries of the universe. “To Bee,” she asked the universe 10 years ago, “or not to Bee?” The universe apparently answered in the affirmative, and Bellingham’s favorite girl group was born. The Honeybees have been buzzing away happily ever since. Often described as a cross between the Andrews Sisters and the Shirelles, the ‘Bees are Murray, Barb Fuller, Marcia Reimers and Iris Likkel. Their unique blend of Tin Pan Alley and Doo-Wop has made them a Northwest favorite, and they’re celebrating their tenth with a new CD. The release party will be on Sunday, September 29, 2pm, at Broadway Hall. “We love all sorts of music,” Murray said. “So little by little we’ve expanded our repertoire to include songs like ‘Mairzy Doats,’ from way back, as well as some doo-wop, gospel, country, tunes from musical theatre and even some Elvis and Beatles.” The new album consists of old favorites with new arrangements and some new material. The ‘Bees are accompanied by various combinations of players from the Saltwater Octet as well as drummer Julian MacDonough and bass player Chuck Kistler. The sound means a thing because it’s sure got that swing. Longtime ‘Bees fans will recognize Bobby Troup’s iconic “Route 66” along with fresh takes on “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Bei Mir Bist Du Schöen” and “Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy.” New numbers include such classics as “Blue Moon,” “Satin Doll” and “Stompin’ at the Savoy.” I got a sneak preview of “Apple Blossom Time” with a quartet of trombones, and the ‘Bees have never sounded better. One of the surprises on the new CD is a song written especially for the ‘Bees anniversary by group member Marcia Reimers. “There’s a line in it that says: ‘Days when things go wrong, we can sing a song, and we’ll laugh & buzz our cares away,” Reimers said. “That sums it up for me.” “We don’t know if we can last 10 more years, but if we do, we had better move into the same senior living facility,” Likkel said. “By then, I will be wearing a Mae West wig and lookin’ real good.” She will also be teaching dance classes; the Wheelchair Waltz, the Chair Cha-Cha, and the Tired Tango. “Kathy will be hauling around a piano wherever she goes and telling the rest of us what to do. She will also lead two choirs and be in an

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acting group. Barb will be talking and making new friends while we pack all the stuff up. Marcia will still be driving us around, only it will be a big yellow bus with black stripes.” It’s obvious that the mutual affection runs very deep and that that provides the magical chemistry that keeps audiences demanding more and more. Reimers sings

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soprano and carries the melody much of the time. The bass ‘Bee is Iris Likkel. In addition to her great voice, she has often been called the ‘Bees “chief cut-up.” Fuller and Queen ‘Bee Murray sing the middle parts. Murray plays the keyboard and is the group’s director, Likkel does choreography and costuming, Reimers is in charge of bookings and driving to gigs, and Fuller does the marketing and some scheduling. You may also hear The Honeybees perform at the taping of the Chuckanut Radio Hour at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian on Mon., Sept. 23. The featured guest is Ryan Coonerty, author of the book The Rise of the Naked Economy. Tickets are $5 and are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com or at Village Books. Doors open at 6:30pm. The Honeybees play about 100 gigs a year, so you have no excuse not to get hip to “The Sweetest Music This Side of Humptulips.”

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Sebastian at Barkley Village: Sculpture Exhibit – Currently exhibited

in the plaza in front of Woods Coffee at Barkley Village are three enameled steel sculptures. Two of them, the red one (“Tribute”) and the blue one (“Reclining Figure”), were created by Sebastian (Enrique Carbajal) of Mexico City. They were sent to Bellingham as gifts to Sculpture Northwest, a local non-profit art organization. The third work, “Variations on a Sphere,” was fabricated by Sebastian from a wax model of a work created by David Marshall of Vancouver, BC. Barkley Village is located at 3008 Cinema Pl., Bellingham. Free admission. Info: 360-7349757, info@sculpturenorthwest.org or www.sculpturenorthwest.org.

16th Annual Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition –

Artists from the United States and Canada contribute outdoor sculptures that are featured in the magnificent gardens at the U.S./Canada border at Peace Arch International Park. The annual exhibition is Washington State’s and British Columbia’s premier outdoor art gallery. Participating artists include Kevin Curry, Ron Simmer, Serge Mozhnevsky, William Frymire, and Marilena Isacescu Carlea. The park is located at 19 A St., Blaine and is open daily 8am-dusk. Admission to the exhibition is free; however, you need a Discover Pass to park inside Washington State Parks ($10 day / $30 annual pass good at all parks). Exhibition will be open until Oct. 1. Info: 360-332-7165, info@peacearchpark.org or www.peacearchpark.org.

Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour –

Come out to beautiful Lummi Island for our Labor Day Weekend Artists’ Studio Tour, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 31 & Sept. 1, 10am-6pm. See paintings, ceramics, photos, jewelry, textile arts and more! Visit with the artists and learn of their processes and inspiration. Event is free. Ferry from Gooseberry Point costs $13 car and driver, $7 per additional passenger roundtrip. Maps available at Islander Store and all tour locations. Watch for balloons! Info: 360-317-5808 or riaharboe@gmail.com.

Art Work by Tara Mazza – Tara Mazza

will be showing paintings through September at Honey Salon, 310 W. Holly St., Bellingham. Tara’s painting process involves applying many layers of paint to a surface, then slowly removing each layer to reveal the beauty of what’s underneath. Free admission. More info: 360-778-3858, hair@honeybellingham.com or www.honeybellingham.com.

”From Nature’s Studio” Quilt Exhibit –

Regina Benson designs and fabricates art quilts and installation textiles that float and undulate off walls and ceilings. Her specific mark-making techniques are based on ancient processes that she has redesigned to work gently and more environmentally consciously with her own health, the archival quality of her painterly cloth, and our planet. The exhibit can be viewed

through Sun., Oct. 6 at the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, 703 South 2nd St. during regular business hours, Wed.Sun., 11am-5pm. Admission is $7 (includes all exhibits). More info: 360-466-4288, info@laconnerquilts.com or www.laconnerquilts.com.

Kaleidoscope: Fiber Embroideries by Liz Whitney Quisgard – Quisgard’s work features a three-dimensional quality captured on a two-dimensional surface using careful placement of hundreds of tiny stitches. In her own words, “My goal is to surprise and engage the mind by seducing the eye.” A painter for sixty years, Quisgard started embroidery just over a decade ago. The exhibit can be viewed through Sun., Oct. 6 at the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum (703 S. 2nd. St.) Wed.-Sun., 11am-5pm. Admission is $7 (includes all exhibits). More info: info@laconnerquilts.com , 360-466-4288 or www.laconnerquilts.com.

Lonnie Schang: Artist’s Reception –

Beloved Sehome High School art teacher, Lonnie Schang, is the featured artist for September at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave., Bellingham. Lonnie utilizes various techniques in the creation, decoration and firing of his fanciful pottery. His work is often colorful, comical, dramatic or a combination of the three. Join us for an artist reception on Sat., Sept. 7, from 2-5pm. Lonnie’s work can also be viewed throughout September during regular business hours (Mon.-Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm.) Free admission. More info: 360-671-3998, theteam@goodearthpots.com or www.goodearthpots.com.

”Elements of Contemporary Landscape:” Art Exhibit – PeaceHealth

St. Joseph Medical Center and the Healing Through Art Program is pleased to announce a new exhibition, “Elements of Contemporary Landscape,” featuring photography by Scott Williams and paintings by Susie Wind, through Sept. 29. Poems by the winners of the Sue Boynton Poetry Contest for 2012 will also be exhibited. More info: 360-733-5361 or ldg@fidalgo.net.

Clay Club – Clay Club will be held on

Tuesdays in September (3, 10, 17 & 24) from 6-9pm at Baker Creek Ceramic Studio, 4058 Hammer Dr., Bellingham. 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. Clay and tools are available for purchase. Cost is $92. More info: 360-393-5458, bakercreekceramics@gmail.com or www.bakercreekceramics.com.

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Trish Harding School of Art at Studio UFO – Open Studio Painting (any medium) with Trish Harding, Wed. (Sept. 4, 18, 25) or Thurs. (Sept. 5, 19, 26), 10am-3pm, $130 for all three Wed. or Thurs., or $49 for one session; you must specify dates (no refunds or rollovers). • Upcoming classes at WCC: Figure Drawing (5 sessions) begins Fri., Sept. 27 through Oct. 25; Advanced Figure Drawing (5 sessions) begins Fri., Nov. 1 through Dec. 6 (no class Nov. 29), 1-3:30pm. Register at 360-383-3000 or www.whatcom.ctc.edu. • PAPO 2013 – 8th Annual Downtown Bellingham Plein Air Paint Out Exhibition will open Thurs., Sept. 19, 6-9pm. • Laurel Baldwin shows recent acrylic paintings at WECU Fairhaven Branch. Sue McKay shows recent acrylic paintings at DIS, 1315 Cornwall Ave. • Info: 360-319-6115, email trish.harding@studioufo.net or visit www.studioufo.net. Bay Street Village, 301 W. Holly St., Suite M-4, Bellingham.

Brown Bag: “Illuminations,” The Art of Nature – John D’Onofrio’s

photography explores the grand panoramas of mountains, sea and sky. “Illuminations” is an overview of his recent work and includes images of the Pacific Northwest, the American Southwest and the Far North. D’Onofrio is a photographer/painter/writer/musician. He also publishes and edits Adventures NW magazine. Join him at the Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St., Thurs., Sept. 5, at 12:30pm. $3 suggested donation / Museum members free. More info: www.whatcommuseum.org.

Maggie Wilder’s Magic Mud Show: Artist Reception – Gallery Cygnus is

pleased to present Maggie WIlder’s annual art exhibit, Sept. 6-Oct. 20, during regular gallery hours (noon-5pm Fri.-Sun.). A reception for Wilder will be held on Sat., Sept. 7 from 5-8pm during La Conner’s First Saturday Art Walk. Gallery Cygnus is located at 109 Commercial St. Free admission. More info: 360-708-4787, gallerycygnus@gmail.com or www.gallerycygnus.com.

Downtown Bellingham Art Walk –

The Downtown Art Walk on Fri., Sept. 6 exhibits the high quality of artists and the remarkable variety of venues present in downtown Bellingham. From 6-10pm on the first Friday of every month, galleries, boutiques, restaurants, studios and more keep their doors open to showcase a wide array of artwork by local and renowned visiting artists. The September Art Walk will feature work from many unique artists around town. We invite you to stroll through the streets of downtown, enjoying art, food and community! Free admission. Next Art Walk is Oct. 4. Info: 360-5278710, lindsey@downtownbellingham.com or www.downtownbham.wordpress.com.

Fall Celebration of the Arts – The

Waterfront Artists, they of varied art genres, invite you into their studios during their Fall Celebration of the Arts during the Downtown Bellingham Art Walk on Fri., Sept. 6 from 6-10pm on Bellingham’s waterfront. While at the Waterfront Artists’ Studios, make a point to listen in at the studio of sonic artist Brian Hughes, whose album “Between Empires” won the Zoney Award for Best Electronic Album of 2012. Free admission.

Anacortes Art Walk, Fri., Sept. 6, 6-9pm; La Conner and Edison Art Walks, Sat., Sept. 7, 5-8pm; and music by multiinstrumentalist Karl Blau, hosted by the Museum of Northwest Art, on Sat., Sept. 7, 6:30pm in Gilkey Square, 1st & Morris Streets, La Conner. Free admission. More info: 360-466-4446 or www.museumofnwart.com.

Studio & Classroom Open House –

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September First Friday Gallery Walk – Please join Scott Milo Gallery, Anne Martin McCool Gallery, Johnny Picasso’s, Gallery at The Depot, Apothecary Spa, and The Majestic Inn for the Sept. 6 First Friday Gallery Walk from 6-9pm in downtown Anacortes. Free admission. More info: 360-293-6938, gallery@scottmilo.com or www.anacortesart.com.

Skagit Valley Art Escape – Spend the weekend Sat. & Sun., Sept. 6 & 7, experiencing art in the Skagit Valley communities of La Conner, Edison and Anacortes, including art walks, music performances and artist demonstrations:

Allied Arts Juried Artist Series: “Images of the Written” – Allied Arts

of Whatcom County’s Juried Artist Series continues with “Images of the Written,” featuring work from Ellen Clark, Joyce Prigot, Len Shaffer, Mary Morton, Pearl Yewell and Tom Jeffries. The opening reception will be held during the Downtown Art Walk, Fri., Sept. 6, from 6-9pm at 1418 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, with an artist walk-through beginning at 7pm. Exhibited art can also be viewed during regular business hours during the month of September, including additional wearable art by Candice Gerard. Free admission. More info: 360-676-8548, katy@alliedarts.org or www.alliedarts.org.

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Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden) is offering the following workshops in September: Family Night with Clay Workshop, Sat., Sept. 7, 5-6:30pm or 7-8:30pm, $75 per family. Instructor: Trisha Dawn Coggins. • Discover the Meaning of Life Signs in Your Art, Sat., Sept. 14 & 15, 9:30am4:30pm, $200. Instructor: Nancy Grigsby. • Sculpting with Legos® (for kids), Sat., Sept. 14, 21 & 28 from 10am-noon or 1-3pm, $65. Instructor: Liz Christner. • Art Sampler Class (all ages), Mondays, Sept. 16, 23 & 30, 1-2:30pm or Tuesdays, Sept. 17, 24 & Oct. 1, 10:30am-noon, $85. Instructor: Trisha Dawn Coggins. • The Art of Painting (all ages), Mondays, Sept. 16, 23 & 30, 2:30-4pm, $50. Instructor: Trisha Dawn Coggins. • The Art of Drawing for Kids, Mondays, Sept. 16, 23 & 30, 4-5:30pm, $50. Instructor: Trisha Dawn Coggins. • The Artist’s Way: Walking in the World, Mondays, Sept. 16-Dec. 12, 6-8pm, $150. Instructor: Cynthia Poppe. • The Wonderful World of Clay (all ages), Mondays, Sept. 16, 23 & 30, 6:30-8pm, $55. Instructor: Trisha Dawn Coggins. • Beginning Jewelry Workshop, Tues., Sept. 17 & 24 and Oct. 1, 5 & 8 from 10am-1pm (5 days; $185) or Sat. & Sun., Sept. 28 & 29 from 11am-5pm (2 days; $130). Instructor: Judith Gauthier. • The Art of 3-D Sculpture for Kids, Tuesdays, Sept. 17, 24 and Oct.

1, noon-1:30pm, $60. Instructor: Trisha Dawn Coggins. • Intro to Pottery: Bowls, Tuesdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 22, 3-5:30pm or Thursdays, Sept. 19-Oct. 24, 6:30-9pm, $160. Instructor: Jesse Rasmussen. • Intro to Pottery: Cups and Mugs, Tuesdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 22, 6:30-9pm or Thursdays, Sept. 19-Oct. 24, 3-5:30pm, $165. Instructor: Jesse Rasmussen. • The Wonderful World of Clay for Kids, Wednesdays, Sept. 18, 25 and Oct. 2, 4-5:30pm, $55. Instructor: Trisha Dawn Coggins. • Creativity: The Artist’s Way, Wednesdays, Sept. 18-Dec. 18, 6-8pm, $150. Instructor: Cynthia Poppe. • Art Appetizer: An Art Sampler Class for Adults, Wednesdays, Sept. 18, 25 & Oct. 1, 6:30-8pm, $65. Instructor: Trisha Dawn Coggins. • Functional & Sculptural Hand Building in Clay, Wednesdays, Sept. 18-Oct. 23, 6:30-9:30pm, $165. Instructor: Jesse Rasmussen. • How to Solder Workshop, Fri., Sept. 20, 11am4pm, $55. Instructor: Judith Gauthier. • Art Night Out: Paint with Chelsea Davidson, Fri., Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 22, $30 per session or $90 for all three. Instructor: Chelsea Davidson. • Intro to Silk Painting Workshop, Sat., Sept. 21, 10am-4pm, $60. Instructor: Janet Lehwalder. • Watercolors with Northwest Themes, Thursdays, Sept. 26-Oct. 31, 1-4pm, $125. Instructor: Deborah Haggman. • Lightning Twill Basket Weekend Workshop (2-day class), Sat., Sept. 28,

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Art, poetry, music, and dance, oh my! Fairhaven Art Block Party brings the arts together in one FABulous evening. Lucia Douglas Gallery, Firehouse Performing Arts Center, Whatcom Poetry Series and Bellingham Repertory Dance are collaborating to present two special art venues and an evening performance infused with dance, poetry, music and art. “Postcards from Fairhaven” is a one-night show at Lucia Douglas Gallery featuring work from over 50 regional artists. Each artist started with a similar small canvas, and will be interpreting the show’s title. Dance improvisation and flash poetry readings help make the 20th Anniversary of Lucia Douglas Gallery an unforgettable evening. The Firehouse PAC will feature south side artists Nancy Canyon, Prentiss Cole, Joy Olney, and Chris Shreve in the Cafe with an opening and reception. Bring your sketchbook for live model drawing in the Firehouse PAC theatre for a hands-on art experience, or watch painters, including Ron Pattern and Laurie Potter, bring the page to life. The FABulous evening performance includes dance, poetry by Kevin Murphy, and an infusion of art and music. Fairhaven Art Block Party has something for everyone on Saturday, September 21st. The Art Openings take place from 5-8pm followed by performances at 8pm. It will be FAB! Lucia Douglas Gallery is located at 1415 13th St.; the Firehouse PAC is located at 1314 Harris Ave. Donations welcomed. More info: 360-752-1904, www.luciadouglas.com or www.firehouseperformingarts.com.

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9am-4pm and Sun., Sept. 29, 1-4pm, $115. Instructor: Mary Oates. • One-Day Raku Workshop, Sat., Sept. 28, 1-3:30pm, $20. Instructor: Jesse Rasmussen. Info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Painting with Glass Presentation with JoAnne Hoehne – On Sat., Sept. 7 at 5pm, local artist JoAnne Hoehne will demonstrate how she creates glass mosaic artwork. Enjoy live music during her demonstration at the Ann Hardee Gallery, 101 N. 2nd St., La Conner. This presentation is part of the September Skagit Valley Art Escape. Free admission. More info: annhardeegallery@gmail.com or www.annhardeegallery.com.

Whatcom Museum Guild Gathering: The Story of J.J. Donovan with Brian Griffin – Guest Curator Brian Griffin will share about his journey that made “Treasures From the Trunk” a reality and give greater insight into the remarkable personal history of J.J. Donovan. Coffee is at 9:30am with program beginning at 10am on Thurs., Sept. 12 at the Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St., Bellingham. Guests welcome at no charge. Info: www.whatcommuseum.org.

Art in the Park – Ferndale Arts

Commission (FAC) will host Art in the Park on Sat. & Sun., Sept. 14 & 15 from 10am-5pm at Pioneer Park, 2007 Cherry St., Ferndale. The event will feature 7-10

local artists, performing artists, artist demonstrations, kids’ art activities, food and music. Artists will show and sell their artwork inside the Tillicum House and the Ferndale Library Conference Room located next door. Free. More info: 360-410-0918 or ferndaleart@cityofferndale.org.

PAPO 2013 Exhibition – Thirty artists

participated in the 8th Annual Plein Air Paint Out (PAPO) on Sat., Aug. 31 in downtown Bellingham. An exhibition of their works opens with an artists’ reception on Thurs., Sept. 19, 6-8pm, at Mindport Gallery, 210 W. Holly St., Bellingham, and continues through Sun., Oct. 6. All works are 8x10, framed, and will be for sale. Info: 360-319-6115 or www.studioufo.net.

AHA! After Hours Art: Brett Baunton’s “Bay to Baker” Photography – Brett Baunton presents

“Bay to Baker,” a photographic journey from the Salish Sea to the icy summit of Mt. Baker and into the North Cascades. Brett’s images are seen in publications from National Geographic, Audubon, Alaska, Backpacker, Sierra Club, Wilderness Society, National Park and Forest Service, and Washington State Tourism. Visit his website at www.baytobaker.com. Join him Thurs., Sept. 19, 6:30-7:30pm, at the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher, 250 Flora St. Free with $5 Thursday admission / Museum members free. More info: www.whatcommuseum.org.

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Ann Chaikin painting the rocket at last year’s PAPO.

Open Sculpture Studio – Sculptor Gary

Armstrong will host his third event of the summer on Sat. & Sun., Sept. 21 & 22, from 10am-5pm in his studio located at 3155 Blackjack Trail. Armstrong’s art works all start with some connection to nature, be it animal, vegetable or mineral, often ending as the realization of another fantasy with arcane meanings. His studio is located just three miles south of Sudden Valley: take Cain Lake Road 1/4 mile to Black Jack Trail on the left. Children are welcome and can take advantage of a magnificent croquet set. Free admission. More info: 360-595-2213 or gary@artofarmstrong.us. (continued on page 16)

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Sidewalk Sale – Whatcom Art

Market’s Annual Sidewalk Sale will be held Sat., Sept. 21, 10am-6pm, with many specially priced items and seconds available from our 50+ artists who all belong to the Whatcom Art Guild. Stan will be on the keyboards. We will be featuring several artists in action demonstrating their own mediums and techniques. Bargains, refreshments and fun will be served all day. You will find us hidden in McKenzie Alley off 11th Street in Fairhaven. Check out our website at www.whatcomartmarket.org or call the Art Market at 360-738-8564 Friday through Monday, 10am-6pm.

Children’s Author Signing: Lois V. Harris – Local children’s author Lois V.

Harris signs copies of her Maxfield Parrish: Painter of Magical Make-Believe book on Sat., Sept. 21 from 1-3pm at Barnes and Noble, 4099 Meridian St., Bellingham. Parrish, known for his imagination, style, and use of color, was one of the three most popular artists in the world in the early 1900s. Filled with images of his art, the book inspires children to follow their dreams. Free admission. Info: 360-647-7018, crm2682@bn.com or www.barnesandnoble.com.

Oil Paintings by Sheila Oberg –

Sheila grew up in New York, graduated from Hunter College with a BA in Art History and a minor in Fine Arts. In her mid-thirties, Sheila put her art work on hold to raise a family and didn’t resume until seven years ago, when after 22 years she moved from Mosquito Lake Road to the Oregon coast. The paintings (mostly oils) were completed between 2006 and the present and have been done with a renewed passion for art. The Friends of the Deming Library present this exhibit from Sept. 23-Nov. 2 at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Highway. An artist reception will be held Fri., Sept. 27, 5-7pm. More info: Sharon Digby at 360-592-2286.

Igniting Creativity Presentation –

Skagit Artists Together is hosting a presentation on Thurs., Sept. 26 at 6pm that focuses on how we can enhance and enjoy our creative process. Jacqui will discuss ways to tap into deeper parts of ourselves and gain an understanding of how other creative people think, play, and work. She will also talk about creative decision-making, personal meaning, and expression. To illustrate this process, Jacqui will show slides of some of her paintings from start to finish. The presentation will take place at Padilla Bay Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd., Mount Vernon. Free admission. More info: 360-421-6473, skagitartiststogether@yahoo.com or www.skagitart.com.

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Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Opening –

Join us on Thurs., Sept. 26 from 6-8pm and meet the artists who are opening their private studios for the 19th Annual Whatcom Artists Studio Tour being held the first 2 weekends in October. Live music in the Piano Lounge. Refreshments available. The Jansen Art Center is located at 321 Front St., Lynden. Free admission. Info: info@jansenartcenter.org, 360-354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Contemporary Aboriginal Art: Australian Dreamings – PeaceHealth

St. Joseph Medical Center and the Lucia Douglas Gallery present a private collection of Australian Aboriginal Art on Fri., Sept. 27 from 6-8pm at Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th St., Fairhaven. Collected over the last 16 years, the work draws on a millennia-old tradition of myth and symbolism. Aboriginal artists are creating powerful, contemporary works. Free admission. More info: 360-733-5361, ldg@fidalgo.net or www.luciadouglas.com.

Zentangle 101 Basics Classes –

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Two Zentangle 101 Basics classes, taught by a certified Zentangle teacher, are available Sat., Sept. 28 from 11:30am-1pm or 2:30-5pm at the Anacortes Center for Happiness, 619 Commercial Ave. Some content will vary, so students may choose to attend both. Requires advance prepaid registration of $40 per class, supplies included. Early registration at ZartfullyTangled@gmail.com is encouraged to avoid cancellation due to low enrollment. More info: 206-963-9847, zartfullytangled@gmail.com , www.zartfullytangled.blogspot.com or www.anacortescenterforhappiness.org.

Correspondence Club – The Mindport

Exhibits Correspondence Club will meet on Sun., Sept. 29, 2-4pm at 210 W. Holly St., Bellingham. Join other postally-minded people for an afternoon of envelope making, letter writing, and postcard sending. All ages. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Admission is by donation / $2 to stay and play at Mindport. More info: 360-647-5614, tallie@mindport.org or www.mindport.org.

Allied Arts Juried Artist Series: Serene Certainty – Allied Arts of

Whatcom County’s Juried Artist Series continues with “Serene Certainty,” featuring work from Faye Hayes, Brian Simpson, Doug Banner and John D’Onofrio. The opening reception will be held during the Downtown Art Walk, Fri., Oct. 4, from 6-9pm at 1418 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, with an artist walk-through beginning at 7pm. Exhibited art can also be viewed during regular business hours during the month of October, including additional usable and beautiful art by Linda Hughes. Free admission. More info: 360-676-8548, katy@alliedarts.org or www.alliedarts.org.

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Quilt and Coverlet Exhibit: Pieces of History – A special exhibit of the Museum’s collection of vintage quilts and coverlets will be shown Sept. 1-Oct. 13 at the Skagit County Historical Museum, 504 S. 4th St., La Conner during regular museum hours (Tues.-Sun., 11am-5pm). Admission is $5 adults / $4 seniors & children 6-12 / $10 families. More info: 360-466-3365 or www.skagitcounty.net.

Quilt Walk 2013 features quilts on

display from Bellingham’s Evergreen Quilters Guild, in local La Conner shops from Sept. 1-Oct. 13 (hours vary by shop). A wide range of styles are waiting to be seen: traditional, pieced, appliqué, contemporary, innovative, art, embellished and 3-Dimensional. Free maps are available at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum and participating shops. Free admission. More info: 360-466-4288 or www.laconnerquilts.com.

The Whatcom Knitting Guild monthly meeting will be held Mon.,

Sept. 9, noon-3pm at the Squalicum Yacht Club on Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. We welcome new members. Bring a brown bag lunch. Free admission. More info: 971-645-6515 or whatcomknitting@gmail.com.

19th Annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour – Over 60 artists, working in ten

different media, will open their studios to the public for two special weekends at the beginning of October: Sat. & Sun., Oct. 5 & 6 and 12 & 13 from 10am-5pm. You can meet the artists and get a glimpse into their creative process. Brochures are distributed at businesses throughout Whatcom County. Free. More info: info@studiotour.net or www.studiotour.net.

Bountiful Baskets Quilt Show – Join

the Evergreen Quilters for this semi-annual quilt show to be held Fri. & Sat., Sept. 13 & 14 from 10am-4pm at Birchwood Presbyterian Church, 400 Meadowbrook Ct., Bellingham. Over 100 quilts by members of the guild will be displayed. There will be merchant tables, a boutique, a raffle quilt, raffle basket, white elephant sale and a hands-on quilting demo. Admission is $6. More info: www.evergreenquilters.org.

Center (across the hall from the Sumas Library), 451 2nd St. Come enjoy a day spent with other knitters and hear local author and toy designer Rebecca Danger’s keynote address on knitting. Rebecca is the author of The Big Book of Knitted Monsters and Knit a Monster Nursery. Refreshments and door prizes are included at this free event. Donations in support of the Friends of the Sumas Library are appreciated. All adults and teens welcome. More info: Cayla Samms at 360-224-1280.

Sumas Library “Knit-In” – Knitting

Sew a Pillow Cover – Learn a simple

enthusiasts are invited to the Friends of the Sumas Library’s first ever Knit-In on Sat., Sept. 21, 9am-noon, at the Sumas Senior

way to cover a pillow in this class Sat., Sept. 28, 10am-noon, at the Blaine Library, 610-3rd St. Dress up your décor for the holidays. Bring 1 yard of fabric and your sewing machine. Registration is required. Space is limited. For adults. More info: 360-305-3600.

Whatcom County Tour Programs –

Upcoming trips include: Wild West & Mountain Vistas, departs Fri., Sept. 13 at 8am, returns 5pm, $93 (+$15 for nonmembers). • B.C.’s Historic Marvels Tour, departs Fri., Sept. 20 at 8am, returns 6pm, $81 (+ $10 for non-members). • Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics, departs Sun., Sept. 29 at 10am, returns 6:30pm, $73 (+ $10 for non-members). • New York Tour, Oct. 4-13 (check website for details). • Portland Getaway by Train, Dec. 4-6, $399pp dbl occ. • San Antonio, TX Tour, Dec. 5-9 (check website for details). • New Panama Canal Cruise, April 14-May 3, 2014, $2999-$3499 (+ $15 for non-members). • All prices listed are for members. More info: Cwillis@wccoa.org, 360-733-4030 (dial #47019), or visit http://wccoa.org/ index.php/Tours/. The Tour Program is a non-profit community service provided by the Whatcom County Council on Aging.

Immersed in Color: Lecture by Gail Harker – Color is so much a part of our

everyday life that we forget it is a powerful, suggestive visual force considered and used by people since ancient times. Our use of color in art, design, craft and fashion evokes a deep emotional response. Take a fresh look at color and your perception of it on Sat., Oct. 5 at 6pm at the Museum of Northwest Art as Gail reveals a multitude of inspirational ideas that anyone can take away and develop in their own works of art. The Museum of Northwest Art is located at 121 1st St., La Conner. Cost is $25. More info: 360-466-4288, info@laconnerquilts.com or www.laconnerquilts.com. email editor@ennw.info • See www.ennw.info for “News, Reviews and Updates”

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SEPTEMBER 2013 SUNDAY 9/1/2013 Community Breakfast, Rome Grange, Mt.

Baker Highway, 8am-1pm, $5 adults / $2 kids ages 6-10 / under 5 free, 360-739-9605. See page 42. Women’s Voices NW, KMRE 102.3FM Radio, 9-10am, free, 360-223-3252, www.womensvoicesnw.wordpress.com. See page 37. Fall Book Sale, North Fork Community Library in Maple Falls, 10am-4:30pm, 360-305-3600. See page 36. Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour, 10am-6pm, free (ferry ride $13 car and driver, $7 each additional passenger), 360-317-5808 or riaharboe@gmail.com. See page 12.

Master Class with Nancy Cranbourne,

Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 11am12:30pm, $15, info@dancegallery.org , 360-676-4113 or www.dancegallery.org. See page 51. Socrates Cafe, Village Books, 11:30am-1pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Where Rivers are Born (NSEA speaker), Heather Meadows Visitor Information Center, 1pm, free, 360-599-9572, mwidner@fs.fed.us. See page 39. International Concert Series: Pava (Russian women’s a capella group), Peace Arch Park, 2pm, free, www.peacearchpark.org. See pg. 6. Bellingham Laughter Club, Downtown Food Co-op Connections Building, 4-5pm, free, 360-734-4989, therapeuticstudio@msn.com. See page 37.

Sunday Jazz on the Bay with Blake Angelos Trio, Hotel Bellwether, 4:30-7:30pm, no cover, 360-392-3100. See page 6.

Mark du Fresne (blues), The Conway Muse,

6pm, $10 cover, 360-445-3000, conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com or www.conwaymuse.com. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

MONDAY 9/2/2013 Northwest Singles Club (NSC) Weekly Walk,

Taylor Dock, 10-11:30am, free, 360-393-3982. See page 37. Oneness Blessing, Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 5:30pm, love donation for rental space, 360-738-8180, patti800@gmail.com or www.Onenessuniversity.org. See page 37.

Cuban Salsa Class with Rumba Northwest,

Bell Tower Studios, 6:30-7:45pm, $10 adults / $7 students (punch cards available), 360-595-7369, rumbanorthwest@gmail.com or www.rumbanorthwest.com. See page 51.

TUESDAY 9/3/2013 Kundalini Yoga Classes for Women, Inspire

Studio, 9-10:30am every Tuesday, first class is $7 / affordable class packages available after, 360-447-8778, kokoroyoga@gmail.com or www.kokoroyoga.com. See page 46. Gentle Yoga Classes with Joani (free introductory class), Jazzercise (1517 Cornwall Ave.), 10:45-11:45am, free, 360-656-6699, www.yogawithJoani.com or yogawithjoani@yahoo.com. See page 46. One-on-One Tech Coaching Session (basic computer, Internet, and downloading skills for adults), Bellingham Central Library Lecture or Conference Room, 11am-1pm, free, 360-7787200, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

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Clay Club begins (1st of 4 classes), Baker Creek Ceramic Studio, 6-9pm, $92, 360-393-5458, bakercreekceramics@gmail.com or www.bakercreekceramics.com. See page 12. VB Writes ... Nonfiction Writing Group, Village Books Reading Gallery, 6:15-8:15pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. September Vocal Workshops (1st of 4 begins), Hodge Vocal Workshop Centre, 6:30-8pm, $100 for 4 workshops, 360-933-4485, hodgecheryl@hotmail.com or www.cherylhodge.com. See page 6.

Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers’ Auditions,

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 6:30-8pm, free, 360-676-1024, info@bellinghamsings.org or www.bellinghamsings.org. See page 6. Beginner’s Yoga Course (4-week series begins), 3 Oms Yoga, 7:15-8:45pm, $80, 360-6713510, connect@3omsyoga.com or www.3omsyoga.com. See page 46. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org. Jazz Project Jazz Jam, Boundary Bay Brewery, 8:30-11:30pm, free, 360-650-1066, jsherwoodjazzproject@earthlink.net or www.jazzproject.org. See page 7.

WEDNESDAY 9/4/2013 Genealogy Assistance (for adults), Bellingham

Central Library Genealogy Alcove, 10am-2pm, free, 360-778-7323. Kripalu Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class, Inspire Studio, 10-11:15am, $10 drop-in / new student special 3 classes for $15, 917-679-5118, rachel@longtimesunyoga.com or www.inspirestudiobham.com. See page 46. Toddler Art, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building FIG, 10-11am, regular admission rates + $2 suggested materials donation, 360-7788930, www.whatcommuseum.org. See pg. 42. Pianist Cole Anderson, Trinity Lutheran Church, 10:30am, free, 360-733-4676, www.bellinghammusicclub.org. See page 7. Bellingham Farmers Market, Fairhaven Village Green, noon-5pm, music by Clearbrook Dixie Band / The Original Song Doctors, free, 360-647-2060, www.bellinghamfarmers.org. See page 7.

Adult Intermediate Tap Dance Class

(September class begins) with Lynnette, Bell Tower Studios, 3:30-4:30pm, $50 per month, 360-714-9305, vibrantlongevity@gmail.com or www.lynnetteallen.com. See page 51. Organic Pesto-Making Class, The Bagelry, 4:30-5:30pm, cost TBD, www.sustainableconnections.org. See page 48. Whatcom Girls Chorus Auditions, location TBD, 5-6:30pm, fees variable, www.whatcomgirlschorus.com. See page 42. Meditation Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30-6:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com or www.simplyspiritcenter.com. See page 46.

WWU Social Media: Building Community Info Session, Village Books, 5:30-6:30pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Auditions for Allegra Women’s Vocal Ensemble, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 6-7pm, free, 360-676-1024, info@bellinghamsings.org. See page 7.

End of Life Choices Advance Care Planning / Advance Directive Workshop, Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living, 6:30-8pm, free, 360-788-6526, waha.acp@hinet.org or www.whatcomalliance.org. See page 46.

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SEPTEMBER 2013 Birchwood Garden Club’s Meeting, Whatcom

Museum Rotunda Room, 7pm, free, www.birchwoodgardenclub.org. See page 5. Scottish Country Dance Class, Fairhaven Public Library, 7-9:30pm, $8 drop-in fee, www.bellinghamscd.org. See page 51.

”Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice!”, Mount Baker Theatre, 7:30pm,

$24-$29, tickets@mountbakertheatre.com , 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 4.

Manifesting Your Visions: Bringing Your Goals into Reality (part 1), Inspire Studio,

7:30-8:30pm, $25 per class / pre-paid $90 for all four classes, waterdreams@gmail.com. See page 45. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

THURSDAY 9/5/2013 Bellingham Greek Festival, St. Sophia Greek

Orthodox Church, 11am-9pm, free admission, St.Sophia.Bellingham@gmail.com or 360-734-8745. See page 42. Brown Bag: “Illuminations,” The Art of Nature by John D’onofrio, Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 12:30pm, $3 suggested donation / Museum members free, www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 13. Oneness Blessing, Unity Church, 12:30pm. See page 37. Live Music in The Piano Lounge: The Silver City Band, Jansen Art Center, 5:30-7:30pm, no cover, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.JansenArtCenter.org. See page 7. VB Writes ... Poetry Writing Group, Village Books Reading Gallery, 5:30-7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Incognito Dinner, Ciao Thyme, 6pm, call for pricing, 360-733-1267, www.ciaothyme.com. See page 48. ”Cirque” Literary Magazine Group Reading, Village Books, 7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Gentle Yoga Classes with Joani (free

introductory class), Jazzercise, 10:45-11:45am. See page 46. Bellingham Greek Festival, St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 11am-9pm, free admission, 360-734-8745, St.Sophia.Bellingham@gmail.com. See page 42. Adult Beginner Tap Dance Class (September class begins) with Lynnette, Bell Tower Studios, 1-2pm. See page 51. Sh’Bang, Lookout Arts Quarry, 3pm, $35 presale for the weekend pass, 520-405-7814, info@lookoutarts.com or www.shbangfest.com. See page 42.

Allied Arts Juried Artist Series: “Images of the Written” Opening Reception, Allied Arts of

Whatcom County, 6-9pm, free, 360-676-8548, katy@alliedarts.org or www.alliedarts.org. See page 13. Downtown Bellingham Art Walk, 6-10pm, free, lindsey@downtownbellingham.com, 360527-8710, www.downtownbellingham.com. See page 13. Fall Celebration of the Arts, The Waterfront Artists’ Studios (Bellingham), 6-10pm, free. See page 13. First Friday Gallery Walk, downtown Anacortes, 6pm, free, gallery@scottmilo.com, 360-2936938 or www.anacortesart.com. See page 13. Western Line Dancing Class, Ten Mile Grange, beginners at 6pm, intermediates at 7pm, $5, 360-354-4325 or charlene.lenn@gmail.com. See page 51. Author Reads: “My Heart Is An Idiot” by Davy Rothbart, Village Books, 7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Northwest Washington Theatre Group Auditions: “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” 7pm,

Swing, Latin, Ballroom Dance Party,

$24-$29, 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 4. Open Mic, The Conway Muse, 7:30pm, no cover, conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com , 360-445-3000 or www.conwaymuse.com. Pianist Cole Anderson, Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm, $10 suggested donation. See page 7. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org. Tocato Tango (classic Argentinian tango), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-11pm, no cover, 360-715-3642, info@skylarkshiddencafe.com or www.skylarkshiddencafe.com.

FRIDAY 9/6/2013 Gentle Flow Yoga, Inspire Studio, 9-10:15am

every Friday, first class $7 / affordable class packages available after, 360-447-8778, kokoroyoga@gmail.com , www.kokoroyoga.com. See page 46. Toddler Art, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building FIG, 10-11am. See page 42.

Whatcom Wildlife Area, Intalco Unit, 9:30am kids / 10am adults, free, 360-354-2035 ext. 119, www.chumsofterrellcreek.org or bwidenmeyer@whatcomcd.org. See page 46. 2013 Skagit River Salmon Festival, Edgewater Park, 10am-6pm, free, 360-428-5972, skagitriverfest@gmail.com or www.skagitriverfest.org. See page 42. Bellingham Farmers Market, Depot Market Square, 10am-3pm, free, 360-647-2060, www.bellinghamfarmers.org. Groundbreaking Ceremony, new Ferndale Library site, 10am, 360-305-3600. See page 36. NSC Weekly Coffee Hour, Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 10-10:30am. See page 37. Sculpture Woods of Ann Morris, 3851 Legoe Bay Rd., Lummi Island, 10am-5pm, free, www.annmorrisbronze.com. Skagit Flight Fest, Skagit Regional Airport, 10am-4pm, free, 360-757-0994, www.laconnerchamber.com. See page 39. Kids’ Event: Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) with Claire, Village Books, 10:30-11am, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Bellingham Greek Festival, St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 11am-9pm, free admission, St.Sophia.Bellingham@gmail.com or 360-734-8745. See page 42.

Hovander Homestead Park, Children’s Story Garden, 7-8pm, free, 360-676-6736, childrensstorygarden@yahoo.com. See page 42.

L.A. Salsa Class with Rumba Northwest, ”Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice!”, Mount Baker Theatre, 7:30pm,

Run with the Chums 5k Fun Run/Walk,

Storytelling: Once Upon a Time in the Garden,

”Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice!”, Mount Baker Theatre, 7:30pm,

StudioZ, 7:30-8:45pm. See page 51.

Bortner/Staka Home (Ferndale), 9am-5pm, free admission, rbortner@endruralpoverty.org, 206-329-6244 or www.endruralpoverty.org. See page 36. Sh’Bang, Lookout Arts Quarry. See page 42.

Cascade Business Park, www.NWTG.org. See page 4.

Northwest Washington Theatre Group Auditions: “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” 7pm,

Cascade Business Park, www.NWTG.org. See page 4.

Rare Ornamental Fall Plant Benefit Sale,

$24-$29, www.mountbakertheatre.com or 360-734-6080. See page 4.

Bellingham Dance Company, 7:30-10pm, $7 general / $5 students, seniors, military, www.bellinghamdancecompany.com or 360-224-4082. See page 51. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org. Faucher Four (jazz quartet), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-11pm, no cover, 360-715-3642, info@skylarkshiddencafe.com. Will West and The Friendly Strangers (acoustic folk, roots, jazz, pop), The Conway Muse, 8pm, $7 cover, conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com , 360-445-3000 or www.conwaymuse.com. Music & Dancing with DJ Clint, Skagit Valley Casino Resort Winner’s Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SATURDAY 9/7/2013 Bike MS Washington, Skagit County

Fairgrounds, 7:30am-5pm, $65 registration in addition to raising $250 in donations, 800-344-4867, bikeMSnorthwest@nmss.org or www.bikeMSnorthwest.org. See page 36. Intro to Home Canning Class, Garden Spot Nursery, 9-10am, $5, 360-676-5480, erin@garden-spot.com , www.garden-spot.com. See page 5.

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SEPTEMBER 2013 Bellwether Jazz Festival, Bellwether on the

Bay’s Tom Glenn Common, noon-7pm, free admission, www.jazzproject.org. See page 6. LandFest, Ladies of the Lake (Sedro-Woolley), noon-4pm, free, 360-650-9470, greg@whatcomlandtrust.org or www.whatcomlandtrust.org. See page 39. Access ID at the Library (for adults), Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, 1-4pm, free, 360-778-7323.

Bike Ride: Sweet Treats and Story Time,

Elizabeth Park, 1pm, free, 360-671-BIKE, info@everybodyBIKE.com or www.everybodyBIKE.com. See page 39.

Fairhaven Community Yoga Tea and Mindful Insights, Color Chiropractic, 1-3pm, by

donation, 360-922-0626, ColorChiropractic@gmail.com or www.ColorChiropractic.com. See page 46. Kids Kreate (ages 5+; parent must remain in store), Launching Success Learning Store, 1-2pm, drop-in, free, 360-527-2641, www.launchingsuccess.com. Studio & Classroom Open House, Jansen Art Center, 1-4pm, free, info@jansenartcenter.org, 360-354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 13. Author Trading Chapbook Group Meeting, Bellingham Alternative Library, 2-4pm, free, info@altlib.org or www.altlib.org. See page 44. Bellingham Dixieland All Stars (jazz), VFW Hall, 2-5pm, $8 members / $6 students / $10 general, 360-734-2973, www.btjs.webs.com. See page 51. Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) Beginner’s Workshop and Monthly Jam, St. James Presbyterian Church, 2-5pm, $5, 360-733-6867, bhamuke@gmail.com or www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com. See page 7. Lonnie Schang: Artist Reception, Good Earth Pottery, 2-5pm, free, 360-671-3998, theteam@goodearthpots.com or www.goodearthpots.com. See page 12.

”Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice!”, Mount Baker Theatre, 3pm,

$24-$29, www.mountbakertheatre.com or 360-734-6080. See page 4. Author Reads: “The North Cascades Highway: A Roadside Guide” by Jack McLeod, Village Books, 4pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Edison Art Walk, Downtown Edison, 5-8pm. See page 13. Family Fun Night with Clay Workshop, Jansen Art Center, 5-6:30pm or 7-8:30pm, $75 per family, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 13.

La Conner Art Walk, Downtown La Conner, 5-8pm. See page 13.

Maggie Wilder’s Magic Mud Show: Artist Reception, Gallery Cygnus, 5-8pm, free,

360-708-4787, gallerycygnus@gmail.com or www.gallerycygnus.com. See page 13. Multi-Instrumentalist Karl Blau, Gilkey Square, 6:30pm. See page 13.

Painting with Glass Presentation with JoAnne Hoehne, Ann Hardee Gallery, 5-8pm, free,

annhardeegallery@gmail.com or www.annhardeegallery.com. See page 15. Wine Tasting with Vinum Wines, Sempre Italiano, 5-8pm, free, sempreitaliano7@aol.com or www.sempreitaliano.com. See page 5. Evening of Readings with Jill Miller, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 6-8:30pm, $10, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com , 360-647-7134 or www.simplyspiritcenter.com. See page 46-47. B’rer Rabbit (folk stomp Americana), Carpenter Creek Winery, 6:30-9pm, $7, 360-708-0700, tara@carpentercreek.com or www.carpentercreek.com. Jeff Peters (one man band), Old World Deli, 6:30-8pm, no cover, all ages, 360-738-2090, www.OldWorldDeli1.com. Live Music in the Firehall Cafe: Biagio Biondolillo, Jansen Art Center, 6:30-8pm, no cover, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.JansenArtCenter.org. See page 7. Author Reads: “I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail” by Gail Storey, Village Books, 7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Capt. George Pickett Returns to Bellingham,

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 7-9pm, $15, daughtersofpioneers@hotmail.com, 360-7335873 or www.brownpapertickets.com. See page 36.

”Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice!”, Mount Baker Theatre, 7:30pm,

$24-$29, www.mountbakertheatre.com, 360-734-6080. See page 4. Saturday Night Jazz on the Bay with Rane Nogales, Christopher Woitach, Jeff Johnson and John Moak, Hotel Bellwether, 7:30-9:30pm, no cover, 360-392-3100. See page 6. Amy Hindman & Morty Webb (original music with folk/rock standards), The Conway Muse, 8pm, $7 cover, www.conwaymuse.com , 360445-3000 or conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org. Stirred Not Shaken (casual jazz with vocals), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-11pm, no cover, 360-715-3642, info@skylarkshiddencafe.com or www.skylarkshiddencafe.com. The Penny Stinkers, Honey Moon, 8:30pm, no cover, 360-734-0728, www.honeymoonmead.net. Live Music by $5 Fine, Skagit Valley Casino Resort Winner’s Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

Salsa Dance Party with Rumba Northwest, Cafe Rumba, 9:30pm, $3. See page 51.

SUNDAY 9/8/2013 Bike MS Washington, Skagit County

Fairgrounds, 7:30am-5pm. See page 36.

1st Annual Lummi Island Run to Benefit Kids, begins at The Islander store, 8:30am start, $10-$55 race fee, register online only at www.eventbrite.com by Sept. 7, facebook.com/LummiIslandRun. See page 37.

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41st Anniversary Classic Car Show, Hovander Homestead Park, 9am-3pm, free admission / $10 entry fee per car, 360-733-7748, studedave57@yahoo.com. See page 42.

Rare Ornamental Fall Plant Benefit Sale,

Bortner/Staka Home (Ferndale), 9am-5pm. See page 36. Sh’Bang, Lookout Arts Quarry. See page 42. Women’s Voices NW, KMRE 102.3FM Radio, 9-10am. See page 37. Bellingham Greek Festival, St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 11am-9pm, free admission, St.Sophia.Bellingham@gmail.com or 360-734-8745. See page 42.

Fight or Flight Activation Reduction Workshop, Mount Vernon Center for Spiritual Living, 1-5pm, $20 contribution requested, 360-441-1195, settings@settingswork.com or www.settingswork.com. See page 47.

Hidden History Gems: Tours of the Pickett House, Pickett House, 1-4pm, by donation,

daughtersofpioneers@hotmail.com or 360-733-5873. See page 50. Four Shillings Short, Nancy’s Farm, 2-4pm, $15, 360-966-4640, info@nancysfarm.com or www.nancysfarm.com. See page 7. VB Reads ... Motherhood by the Book: “Letter to My Daughter” by Maya Angelou (author not attending), Village Books, 2pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

”Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice!”, Mount Baker Theatre, 3pm, $24-$29, www.mountbakertheatre.com or 360-734-6080. See page 4. Author Reads: “Fishing a Familiar Pond” by Sheila Sondik (poetry), Village Books, 4pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Sunday Jazz on the Bay with Rane Nogales, Christopher Woitach, Jeff Johnson, and John Moak, Hotel Bellwether, 4:30-7:30pm, no cover. See page 6. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 7pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

MONDAY 9/9/2013 NSC Weekly Walk, Taylor Dock, 10-11:30am. See page 37.

Whatcom Knitting Guild Monthly Meeting,

Squalicum Yacht Club, noon-3pm, free, 971-645-6515, whatcomknitting@gmail.com. See page 17. Anime @ Your Library (ages 12-20s), Lecture Room, Bellingham Central Public Library, 5:30-7:30pm, 360-778-7323 (Jennifer), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Oneness Blessing, Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 5:30pm. See page 37.

End of Life Choices Advance Care Planning / Advance Directive Workshop, Deming Public Library, 6-7:30pm. See page 46.

Cuban Salsa Class with Rumba Northwest,

Bell Tower Studios, 6:30-7:45pm. See page 51.

VB Reads ... General Literature: Voting Month (authors do not attend), Village Books, 7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

TUESDAY 9/10/2013 Gentle Yoga Classes with Joani (5-week series) begins, Jazzercise, 10:45-11:45am. See page 46. Embodyoga Yoga Class, Inspire Studio, 3:30-4:30pm, $5 first class, 360-325-3901, YogaInBellingham@gmail.com or www.somagaia.net. See page 47.

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SEPTEMBER 2013 Holistic Healing Perspectives Workshop, Color Chiropractic, 5:30-7pm, free, 360-922-0626, ColorChiropractic@gmail.com or www.ColorChiropractic.com. See page 47.

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Public Meeting, Bellingham Public Library, 5:30-8pm,

free, www.mbssustainableroads.wordpress.com. See page 38.

End of Life Choices Advance Care Planning / Advance Directive Workshop, St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 6-7:30pm. See page 46.

VB Writes ... Spec Fiction / Sci Fi Writing Group, Village Books Mezzanine, 6-8pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Eat Local Cooking Class, Ciao Thyme,

6:30-9pm, $48, 360-733-1267, info@ciaothyme.com or www.ciaothyme.com. See page 48. Female Energy 101 (6 week class begins), Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 6:30-9pm, $180, 360-647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com or www.simplyspiritcenter.com. See page 47. Square Dance Lessons, Mount Vernon Senior Center, 7-9pm, 1st two lessons free, then $4 per lesson, 360-424-4608 or rosie@valleyint.com. See page 52.

”Reaching the Sky: Bellingham to Everest” with Dave Mauro, Backcountry Essentials, 7:30pm. See page 39.

Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm,

$25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

WEDNESDAY 9/11/2013 Genealogy Assistance, Bellingham Central Library, 10am-2pm. See Sept. 4.

Kripalu Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class, Inspire

Studio, 10-11:15am. See page 46. Toddler Art, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building FIG, 10-11am. See page 42. Bellingham Farmers Market, Fairhaven Village Green, noon-5pm, music by Amber Darland / Chuck Dingee, free, 360-647-2060, www.bellinghamfarmers.org. See page 7. VB Reads ... Afternoon Book Chat: “Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America” by Linda Lawrence Hunt (author not attending), Village Books, 1pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Cooking Class: Jams & Jellies, Culinary Creations, 6:30-9pm, $40, 360-746-8425,

cdcolman1@outlook.com. See page 48. Author Reads: “Her Story of Fire” by Richard Widerkehr & “Along the Alaska Highway” by Sheila Nickerson (poetry), Village Books, 7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Chuckanut Sandstone Writer’s Theater Open Mic, Firehouse Cafe, 7-8:30pm, free,

360-671-9961, joakworm@aol.com. See page 44. Scottish Country Dance Class, Fairhaven Public Library, 7-9:30pm. See page 51.

”Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice!”, Mount Baker Theatre, 7:30pm, $24-$29, www.mountbakertheatre.com or 360-734-6080. See page 4.

Manifesting Your Visions: Bringing Your Goals into Reality (part 2), Inspire Studio,

7:30-8:30pm. See page 45. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

THURSDAY 9/12/2013 Guild Gathering: The Story of J.J. Donovan with Brian Griffin, Whatcom Museum

Old City Hall, 9:30am, free, www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 15. Oneness Blessing, Unity Church, 12:30pm. See page 37. Computer Tutoring (adults), Blaine Library, 2-4pm, register at 360-305-3600. See page 38. Community Open House, McIntyre Hall, 4-7pm, free, 360-416-7727, www.mcintyrehall.org. See page 4. Embodyoga Yoga Class, Inspire Studio, 4-5pm. See page 47. Live Music in The Piano Lounge: Andy “Badd Dog” Koch, Jansen Art Center, 5:30-7:30pm. See page 7.

”Have a Seat: A History of Chairs” Opening Reception, Skagit County Historical Museum,

6-8pm, $5 adults / $4 seniors & children 6-12 / under 6 free / $10 families / members free, 360-466-3365, museum@co.skagit.wa.us or www.skagitcounty.net/museum. See page 50.

Short & Sweet Childbirth: Birth Hypnosis 101, Heart Harmonics Hypnotherapy, 6-8pm, $15, www.HeartHarmonicsHypnotherapy.com or 360-647-3726. See page 47. VB Writes ... Fiction Writing Group, Village Books Reading Gallery, 6-8pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Whole Grains Cooking Class, Skagit Valley Hospital, 6pm, $20, 360-336-8747, www.gretchenskitchen.com. See page 50.

Like Water for Chocolate: Dinner and a Movie with Ciao Thyme, Pickford Film Center, 6:30pm, $125 general / $100 members, 360-647-1300. See page 52.

Responsive Caregiving/Cuidado Responsivo: STARS Class/Clase, Lynden Public Library, 6:30-9pm, free, 360-305-3600 (Tina). See page 38.

L.A. Salsa Class with Rumba Northwest, StudioZ, 7:30-8:45pm. See page 51.

”Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice!”, Mount Baker Theatre, 7:30pm, $24-$29, www.mountbakertheatre.com or 360-734-6080. See page 4. The Sky Colony (guitar, folk), The Conway Muse, 7:30pm, no cover, 360-445-3000, conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com or www.conwaymuse.com. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org. Bryan Forsloff (jazz solo guitar), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-11pm, no cover, 360-715-3642, info@skylarkshiddencafe.com or www.skylarkshiddencafe.com.

FRIDAY 9/13/2013 Wild West & Mountain Vistas, departs

Bellingham Activity Center at 8am, returns at 5pm, $93 (+$15 for non-members), 360-733-4030, www.wccoa.org. See page 17. Bountiful Baskets Quilt Show, Birchwood Presbyterian Church, 10am-4pm, $6, www.evergreenquilters.org. See page 17. Fall Book Sale, Deming Library, 10am-5pm, 360-592-5748 (Ellen). See page 36. Toddler Art, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building FIG, 10-11am. See page 42.

End of Life Choices Advance Care Planning / Advance Directive Workshop, Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living, 1:30-3pm. See page 47.

2nd Chapter Book Discussion Group: “The Ghost Map” by Steven Johnson, Bellingham Central Library Adult Conference Room, 2-4pm, free, 360-778-7230 (Katie). See page 44.

One-on-One Tech Coaching Session,

Bellingham Central Library, 2-4pm. See Sept. 3.

Healing Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30-6:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com or www.simplyspiritcenter.com. See page 46. NSC Monthly Meeting and Dinner, Cascade Pizza, 5:30-7pm. See page 37.

Writers Discussion and Working Group,

Bellingham Yacht Club, 6-8:30pm, annual dues $25 / first 2 visits free, 970-218-9628, kbrown@ChantiReviews.com or www.UpstartCrowsWritersAssociation.com. See page 38.

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SEPTEMBER 2013 Gentle Yoga Classes with Joani (5-week series) begins, Jazzercise, 10:45-11:45am. See page 46. Bayview Cemetery Tours: “Accessibility Tour,” Veterans’ Memorial, free, reservations required at 360-778-7150. See page 50.

Keyboard Friends Piano Concert: Miniatures and Masterpieces Take Two, Firehouse

Performing Arts Center, 3-4:30pm, $5-$15, bellinghamhouseconcerts@gmail.com , 360671-6104, www.bellinghamhouseconcerts.com. See page 8. Fairhaven Family Movie (all ages), Fairhaven Library Fireplace Room, call for title, 4-6pm, free, 360-778-7200 (Bethany), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Western Line Dancing Class, Ten Mile Grange, 6-8:30pm, $5, 360-354-4325. See page 51. Wine for Water Fundraiser, Carpenter Creek Winery, 6:30-9:30pm, $40, 360-708-0700, tara@carpentercreek.com or www.carpentercreek.com. See page 36. Energy Healing 101 (6 week class begins), Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 7-9:30pm, $180. See page 47.

”Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice!”, Mount Baker Theatre, 7:30pm, $24-$29, 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 4.

Swing, Latin, Ballroom Dance Party,

Bellingham Dance Company, 7:30-10pm, $7 general / $5 students, seniors, military, www.bellinghamdancecompany.com or 360-224-4082. See page 51. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org. The Swing Gang (jazz featuring saxophone), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-10pm, no cover, 360-715-3642, info@earthlink.net or www.skylarkshiddencafe.com. Wayne Hayton (singer/songwriter), The Conway Muse, 8pm, no cover, 360-445-3000, conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com or www.conwaymuse.com. Music & Dancing with DJ Little, Skagit Valley Casino Resort Winner’s Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SATURDAY 9/14/2013 BSAC Community Pancake Breakfast,

Bellingham Activity Center, 8-11am, $6 adults, $3.50 children, $13 family of four, 360-733-4030. See page 42. ”Make It and Take It” Hypertufa Class, Garden Spot Nursery, 9-10am, $39. See page 5.

Discover the Meaning of Life Signs in Your Art (2-day class begins), Jansen Art Center, 9:30am-4:30pm, $200. See page 14.

6th Annual Whatcom County Farm Tour,

Whatcom County Farms, 10am-5pm, free / $25 for a VIP package, sara@sconnect.org or www.eatlocalfirst.org. See pages 40, 41 & 42.

AAUW Bellingham Supports Going to College: Let Us Count the Ways, YWCA,

10am-noon, free, 360-392-8856, hbergkolin@gmail.com. See page 38. Art in the Park, Pioneer Park, 10am-5pm, free, 360-410-0918, ferndaleart@cityofferndale.org. See page 15. Bellingham Farmers Market, Depot Market Square, 10am-3pm, free, 360-647-2060, www.bellinghamfarmers.org. Bountiful Baskets Quilt Show, Birchwood Presbyterian Church, 10am-4pm. See page 17.

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Early Learning Event: STEM UNI (ages birth-5), Bellingham Central Library Lawn, 10am-2pm, 360-778-7200 (Bethany), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. See page 42. Fall Book Sale, Deming Library, 10am-5pm, 360-592-5748 (Ellen). See page 36. NSC Weekly Coffee Hour, Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 10-10:30am. See page 37. Sculpting with Legos® (for kids; 3-day class begins), Jansen Art Center, 10am-noon or 1-3pm, $65. See page 14.

Take a Guided Imagery Journey Towards Joy Workshop, Wise Awakening, 10:30am-noon, $11 donation, 360-922-0777, santosha@reimaging.com or www.reimaging.com. See page 45.

Bike Ride: Community Garden or Farm Tour, 2750 McLeod St., 11am. See page 39.

Family Activity Day: Water’s Great Journey,

Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher, 11am-4pm, $3 admission / Museum members free, www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 42. Books & Brews Festival: Local Authors, Local Brews, Boundary Bay Brewery, noon-4pm, free admission, 970-218-9628, kbrown@chantireviews.com or www.WhatcomWritersAndPublishers.org. See page 44. Bingo!, Ferndale Senior Activity Center, 1-4pm, $15, www.ferndaleseniorcenter.org or 360-384-6244. See page 36. Experience Reiki with various practitioners and students, Unity Church, 1095 Telegraph Rd., drop-in 1-5pm, by donation, 360-224-3335, www.greentouch.net. See page 47.

Fairhaven Community Yoga Tea and Mindful Insights, Color Chiropractic, 1-3pm. See page 46.

Lego® Play (ages 5-10), Launching Success

Learning Store, 1-2pm, drop-in, parents should stay nearby, free, 360-527-2641, www.launchingsuccess.com. Bellingham Dulcimer Club (BDC), Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1:30-3:30pm, free, www.bellingham-dulcimer-club.blogspot.com, 360-255-3410 or sunsetjam@gmail.com. See page 8.

”Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice!”, Mount Baker Theatre, 3pm, $24-$29, www.mountbakertheatre.com, 360-734-6080. See page 4.

Cooking Class: Hands-On Water Bath Canning 101 – Jams, Gretchen’s, 5pm, $30. See page 48.

Andy Glover & Norm Bowler (acoustic pop old, and new), Old World Deli, 6:30-8pm. See Sept. 7. Author Reads: “Write Within Yourself: An Author’s Companion” by William Kenower, Village Books, 7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Backstage @ the Border: Cabin Fever NW

(folk, bluegrass, pop, alt-country, blues), Christ Episcopal Church, 7-9pm, $7 donation at the door, info@backstageattheborder.com, 360927-9085 or www.backstageattheborder.com. See page 8. Bassoon and Strings Concert, Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room, 7-9pm, $20, leslie@bellinghamchambermusic.org, 360-3034014 or www.bellinghamchambermusic.org. See page 8. Contra Dance!, Fairhaven Library, 7-10pm, $8-$10 donation at the door / students $6, 360-676-1554, dance@januscom.com. See page 52. Entertainment News Northwest ~ September 2013

Country Dance at BDC, Bellingham Dance

Company, 7:30-10pm, $7 general / $5 student, senior and military, 360-224-4082, www.bellinghamdancecompany.com. See pg. 52.

”Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice!”, Mount Baker Theatre, 7:30pm,

$24-$29, www.mountbakertheatre.com, 360-734-6080. See page 4. Miniatures & Masterpieces: Take Two (Kay Zavislak and Victoria Ebel-Sabo), Jansen Art Center, 7:30-9:30pm, $10 adults / $5 children under 18, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 8. Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8pm, $25-$43 (Cdn.), www.bardonthebeach.org.

Kim Bowman with the Paul Sorensen Quartet (jazz), Fireside Martini and Wine Bar, 8-11pm, free, 360-738-1000, sorensen89@gmail.com.

Tango by the Bay with Tocato Tango,

Squalicum Yacht Club, 8-10pm, $10 general / $7 members, 360-734-5676. The Spencetet (classic jazz quartet), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-11pm, all ages, no cover, 360-715-3642, info@skylarkshiddencafe.com or www.skylarkshiddencafe.com. Toney (blues, rock, electronic), The Conway Muse, 8pm, $12 cover, 360-445-3000, conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com or www.conwaymuse.com. Live Music by Sin City, Skagit Valley Casino Resort Winner’s Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

Salsa Dance Party with Rumba Northwest, Cafe Rumba, 9:30pm. See page 51.

SUNDAY 9/15/2013 Hike to Easton Glacier: A Mt. Baker Retreating Glacier, meet at WWU 12A

parking lot, 8am-6pm, free, registration required by Sept. 13 at 360-778-8960, www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 39. Women’s Voices NW, KMRE 102.3FM Radio, 9-10am. See page 37. Art in the Park, Pioneer Park, 10am-5pm. See page 15. Free Pilates Intro Class, Joy of Pilates, 10:15-11:15am, pre-register at 360-224-1433, info@joyofpilates.net or www.joyofpilates.net. See page 47. Socrates Cafe, Village Books, 11:30am-1pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Bridging the Gap for Josephine Sunset Home, McIntyre Hall Performing Arts Center, 2-4pm, box seats $35 / reserved seats $25 / children (12 and under) $10, 360-629-2126, becky.bunke@josephinenet.com. See page 36.

”Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice!”, Mount Baker Theatre, 3pm,

$24-$29, www.mountbakertheatre.com, 360-734-6080. See page 4. Sunday @ 3 Youth Concert Series, Jansen Art Center, 3-5pm, by donation, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 8. Author Reads: “Second Watch: A J.P. Beaumont Novel” by JA Jance (mystery), Village Books, 4pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Sunday Jazz on the Bay with Stirred Not Shaken, Hotel Bellwether, 4:30-7:30pm, no cover. See page 6. Vaudevillingham! Fundraiser for the Bellingham Circus Guild, The Cirque Lab, 7pm or 9pm, suggested donation $5-$10, belingham-circus-guild@googlegroups.com or www.bellinghamcircusguild.com. See page 4.

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CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER 2013 MONDAY 9/16/2013 NSC Weekly Walk, Taylor Dock, 10-11:30am. See page 37.

Art Sampler Class (all ages; 3-day class begins), Jansen Art Center, 1-2:30pm, $85. See pg. 14.

The Art of Painting (all ages; 3-day class

begins), Jansen Art Center, 2:30-4pm, $50. See page 14. The Art of Drawing for Kids (3-day class begins), Jansen Art Center, 4-5:30pm, $50. See page 14. Oneness Blessing, Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 5:30pm. See page 37. Teen Game Night (ages 12-18), Lecture Room, Bellingham Central Public Library, 6-7:30pm, 360-778-7323 (Jennifer), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Intro to Pottery: Cups and Mugs (6-day class begins), Jansen Art Center, 6:30-9pm, $165. See page 14. Author Reads: “Sweet Thunder” by Ivan Doig (fiction), Village Books, 7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Square Dance Lessons, Mount Vernon Senior Center, 7-9pm. See page 52.

WEDNESDAY 9/18/2013 Ferndale Toddler Time, Ferndale Boys & Girls

Club, 10-11:30am, suggested donations of $3 per child / $5 per family, 360-671-3660 ext. 100, info@wcel.net or www.wcel.net. See page 43. Genealogy Assistance, Bellingham Central Library, 10am-2pm. See Sept. 4.

The Artist’s Way: Walking in the World

Greg Aanes Furniture Showroom, 10am-8pm

(a special Wednesday evening, open late), 360-389-2714. Kripalu Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class, Inspire Studio, 10-11:15am. See page 46. Toddler Art, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building FIG, 10-11am. See page 42. Bellingham Farmers Market, Fairhaven Village Green, noon-5pm, music by Misty Flowers / Lindsay Street, free, 360-647-2060, www.bellinghamfarmers.org. See page 7.

Newcomers Club Monthly Luncheon,

Bellingham Golf & Country Club, noon2:30pm, $16, 360-933-4669, publicity@whatcomnewcomers.org or whatcomnewcomers.org. See page 38. (continued on page 30)

(12-week class begins), Jansen Art Center, 6-8pm, $150. See page 14.

Anything About Apple! A Mac & Apple Product User Group, Blaine Library, 6:30-8pm, 360-305-3600. See page 38.

Cuban Salsa Class with Rumba Northwest,

Bell Tower Studios, 6:30-7:45pm. See page 51.

The Wonderful World of Clay (all ages; 3-day class begins), Jansen Art Center, 6:30-8pm, $55. See page 14.

Harmony Northwest Chorus Open House,

Mount Vernon Community Center, 7-9:30pm, free, contact@harmonynorthwest.org , www.harmonynorthwestchorus.org or 360-201-5861. See page 8.

Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club Monthly Meeting, Bloedel-Donovan Community Center Building, 7pm, free, 360-961-7873, lorinhardy@yahoo.com or www.mtbakerrockclub.org. See page 43.

TUESDAY 9/17/2013 Beginning Jewelry Workshop (5-week class

begins), Jansen Art Center, 10am-1pm, $185. See page 14. Art Sampler Class (all ages; 3-day class begins), Jansen Art Center, 10:30am-noon, $85.

One-on-One Tech Coaching Session,

Bellingham Central Library, 11am-1pm. See Sept. 3. The Art of 3-D Sculpture for Kids (3-day class begins), Jansen Art Center, noon-1:30pm, $60. See page 14. Yoga for Active Seniors Course (1st of 12 Classes), 3 Oms Yoga, noon-1pm, $100 / $10 drop-in. See page 46. Intro to Pottery: Bowls (6-day class begins), Jansen Art Center, 3-5:30pm, $160. See page 14. Embodyoga Yoga Class, Inspire Studio, 3:30-4:30pm. See page 47. Free Kids’ Yoga Class, Yoga Northwest, 3:30-5:30pm. See page 47.

North Cascade Massage Connection Monthly Meeting, Garden Street Methodist Church, 5:45-8:45pm, by donation, www.NCmassageconnection.org. See page 47. AFWA CPE & Dinner Meeting, Bellingham Golf & Country Club, 6-8pm, rsvp@northcascadesafwa.org or www.northcascadesafwa.org. See page 38.

VB Writes ... Nonfiction Writing Group,

Village Books Reading Gallery, 6:15-8:15pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Cooking Class: Basics of Gluten-Free Baking, Gretchen’s, 6:30pm, $40. See pages 48, 50.

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’Tis the 2013–2014 Season A Gift of Dance

Artwood

Christmas Production: “The Night Before Christmas,” Dec. 13 & 14, Lynden Christian WFAC • Spring Production: June 13 & 14, Lynden Christian WFAC. $9 for general seating, $12 reserved (Christmas Program on sale mid-November, Spring Program on sale mid-June) Info: 360.318.3511, info@agiftofdance.org , www.agiftofdance.org , www.facebook.com/AGiftOfDance

Featured Exhibits • September: “Boxes, Boxes, Boxes” • October: “Lamps & Lights for Fall” • November: “Thanksgiving Holiday Event” • December: “The Holiday Gift Show” • January 2014: “Wood Art for the Wall” • February: “Sweetheart Surprise” • March: “The Work of Karl Nielsen” • April: “Take-ASeat” • May: “The Work of Ray deVries” • June: “Graduation & Wedding Celebration” • July: “Artwood Members New Work Show.” Info: 360.647.1628, www.artwoodgallery.com

Allied Arts of Whatcom County

Baker Creek Ceramics

1897 Front St. Lynden

1418 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham • Creative spaces, ongoing, new exhibits/ opening receptions for all shows are held the first Friday of every month from 6-9pm in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk. 2013 Exhibitions– 2013 Juried Artist Series: • Sept. 6-28: Images of the Written • Oct. 4-26: Serene Certainty • Nov. 1-30: Nature Walk • Dec. 6-28: Petit Fours: Miniature Art Show. 2013 Special Events– • Oct. 1: Alley Arts Mural Project • 34th Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts: Nov. 15-Dec. 24 featuring over 100 of the finest artists in the area on exhibition with live music and family art projects on the weekends. 2014 Exhibitions– 2014 Juried Artist Series: • Jan. 3-31: Light and Technology • Feb. 7-27: Fragile Earth (in coordination with Vanishing Ice at the Whatcom Museum) • March 7-31: Annual Members’ Show • April 4-26: Recycled Art Show. 2014 Special Events– • April 5 & 6: Recycled Arts Resource Expo (RARE) • May 2: Children’s Art Walk • Aug. 1: Door Art Throwdown • Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24: Bellwether Arts Market • Oct. 3: Alley Arts Mural Project • 35th Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts: Nov. 21-Dec. 24. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat., noon-5pm Info: 360.676.8548, www.alliedarts.org

Arlington Arts Council • Art in the Legion Park (downtown Arlington) with music by Batucada: Sat., Sept. 14, 10am-5pm, and Sun., Sept. 15, 10am-4pm • Fall into Art Auction: Sat., Oct. 19 • Tayla Lynn, country music by the granddaughter of Loretta Lynn, Sat., Oct. 26 at Byrnes Performing Arts Center • Art at the Arlington Eagle Festival: Sat., Feb. 1, 2014. Info: 360.435.3448, www.arlingtonartscouncil.net

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1000 Harris Ave. in Historic Fairhaven

4058 Hammer Drive #105, Bellingham Workshops • Hand Built Serving Trays, Oct. 16-Nov. 6 (4 sessions), $120 • Introduction to Handbuilding, Oct. 17-Nov. 14 (5 sessions), $160 • Sculpting from a Live Model, Nov. 5-Dec. 3 (4 sessions), $130 • Coil-built Wall Hangings, Nov. 1 & 8 (2 sessions), $60 Info: 360.393.5458, bakercreekceramics@gmail.com , www.bakercreekceramics.com

Bayshore Symphony 17071 Wood Rd., Bow

10th Season • Fall Concerts Nov. 23 & 24 • Winter Concerts Feb. 22 & 23, 2014 • Spring Concerts May 31 & June 1 Suggested donation of $10, children 12 and under free Info: 360.724.7300, director@bayshoremusicproject.com , www.bayshoremusicproject.com

Bellingham Chamber Chorale Artistic Director: Ryan Smit 2013-2014 Season: • “Christmas with the BCC,” Sat., Dec. 7, 3pm, First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. • “Celebrate the Season” (joint concert with the Bellingham Children’s Choir and the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra), Sun., Dec. 8, 3pm, Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham. • French Masters: Durufle “Requiem” and Poulenc “Gloria,” (two concerts) Sat., March 15, 2014, 3pm and 7:30pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St., Bellingham. • “Northwest Passages,” Sat., June 17, 3pm, venue TBD. Tickets: $5-$20, available four weeks before each concert at Piper Music, Village Books, Community Food Co-op, or at www.brownpapertickets.com Info: www.bellinghamchamberchorale.org

Entertainment News Northwest ~ September 2013

Bellingham Chamber Music Society 3120 Peabody St., Bellingham

Sat., Sept. 14, 7pm: Bassoonist Pat Nelson, violist Leslie Johnson and cellist Matt Rehfeldt welcome two newcomers to the BCMS: violinists Matthew and Esther Olson, Whatcom Museum Rotunda. • Sat., Oct. 12, 7pm: BCMS artists Lisa McCarthy, flute and Leslie Johnson, violin/viola, and harpist, Jill Whitman, The Firehouse Performing Arts Center. • Fri., Nov. 1, 7pm: Violinist Matthew Olson, violist Leslie Johnson, cellist Matt Rehfeldt, and pianist, Dan Sabo, Whatcom Museum Rotunda. • Sat., Dec. 14: Violinists Matthew and Esther Olson, violist Leslie Johnson and cellist Matt Rehfeldt. Tickets: $20 general / $5 student, available at Piper Music and Village Books, as well as at the door. Info: www.Bellinghamchambermusic.org

Bellingham Farmers Market Saturday Markets: Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave., Bellingham, 10am-3pm January-March: 3rd Sat. of the month • April-December: every Sat. until Christmas • Chef in the Market: 3rd Sat. MaySeptember • Kids’ Vending Day: last Sat. of the month, April-October. Wednesday Markets: Fairhaven Village Green, Corner of Mill & 10th Sts., Bellingham, noon-5pm. June-September. Info: 360.647.2060, www.bellinghamfarmers.org , market@bellinghamfarmers.org

Bellingham Music Club P.O. Box 193, Bellingham

2013-2014 Season – Our 98th Year! • First Wednesday Morning Concerts • Sept. 4: Pianist Cole Anderson • Oct. 2: Soprano Amber Sudduth Bone with Pianist Jay Rozendaal • Nov. 6: Cellist Nick Strobel • Dec. 4: Bellingham High School Showstoppers • Feb. 5, 2014 / March 5: High School Student Awards Winners (4 competitions) • April 2: WWU Student Award Winners • May 7: Marrowstone Showcase • June 4: Millie and the Mentshn. Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, except for Jan., July & August. All programs are free and open to the public at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St., Bellingham. Donations accepted. BMC also presents Night Beat – a new series that connects music makers with music lovers • Thurs., Sept. 5, 7:30pm: Pianist Cole Anderson plays Chopin, Gounod-Liszt and more at Firehouse PAC in Fairhaven, $10 suggested donation. Info: 360.671.0252, www.bellinghammusicclub.org

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’Tis the 2013–2014 Season Bellingham Senior Activity Center

315 Halleck St., Bellingham Special Events • Community Breakfast: Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, 8am-11am • Bingo Blitz: Sept. 28, 6-9pm • Medicare Awareness Symposium: Oct. 8, 2-5pm • Arts & Crafts Festival: Nov. 1 & 2, 9am-4pm Activities • Living Well with Chronic Conditions: Sept. 19-Oct. 24 Travel • Mariners Baseball vs Athletics: Sept. 29 • Fraser Paddlewheel Cruise: Oct. 18 • Branson Show Town Tour: Nov. 15-19 • Train ride & Portland Holiday: Dec. 4-6 • Lights of Christmas & Choir on Fire: Dec. 12 2014 • March for Meals • Antique Roadshow: April 12 • Panama Canal Cruise: April 15-May 3 • A Chorus Line, VIP Night at BTG: June 14 • Senior Day in the Park: Aug. 8. Info: 360.733.4030, cbell@wccoa.org , www.wccoa.org

Bellingham Sings

P.O. Box 1133, Bellingham • Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers: Backstage at the Border – Nov. 9, 7pm, $7 • Allegra Women’s Vocal Ensemble: Aqua 2 – Jan. 25, 2014, 2pm, $10 • Bloom – May 10, 7:30pm, $10 • “Jazz Exchange” – May 17, 7pm, $10 For more details about our auditions, workshops, classes, Lairmont Benefit and Blaine,Anacortes, Lummi Island and La Conner performances, visit our website. Info: 360.676.1024, www.bellinghamsings.org , info@bellinghamsings.org

Bellingham Tennis Club & Fairhaven Fitness 800 McKenzie Ave., Bellingham

Members receive 15% off most of the following programs for 2013-2014! QuickStart Tennis Clinics (ages 4-10): • Fall 1 (Sept. 9-Oct. 9), Fall 2 (Oct. 21-Nov. 20) • Winter 1 (Dec. 2-Jan. 15, 2014), Winter 2 (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) • Spring 1 (March 3-April 3), Spring 2 (April 7-May 7), Spring 3 (May 12-June 16) – $90 for 1 per week clinics, $180 for 2 per week clinics Junior Tennis Clinics (ages 9-18), Adult Tennis Clinics (Ages 18+): • Fall (Sept. 9-Nov. 23), $198 for 1 per week clinics, $396 for 2 per week clinics • Winter (Dec. 2-Feb. 22, 2014), $180 for 1 per week clinics, $360 for 2 per week clinics • Spring (March 3-June 16), $270 for 1 per week clinics, $540 for 2 per week clinics • 3 payment plans available Adult Learn to Play Clinics (ages 17+), $110: • Fall 1 (Sept. 9-Oct. 9), Fall 2 (Oct. 21-Nov. 20) • Winter 1 (Dec. 2-Jan. 15, 2014), Winter 2 (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) • Spring 1 (March 3-April 3), Spring 2 (April 7-May 7), Spring 3 (May 12-June 16)

Junior Tennis Camps: • Junior Slammers (ages 8-12), Grand Slammers (middle school), High School Girls JV, High School Girls Varsity, $144 – Holiday Camp: Dec. 30, 31 & Jan. 2, 3 • High School Girls JV, High School Girls Varsity, Pre-Season Camp Session: Feb. 24-27, $108. Cycle Moles: • Fall (Sept. 8-Oct. 31) – Level 1, $192; Level 1 Cycle & Strength, $192; Level 2 Cycle & Strength, $288 • Winter (Nov. 4-Feb. 28, 2014) – Level 1, $360; Level 2, $540 • Spring (March 3-May 22) – Level 1, $288; Level 2, $432. TRX Camp – Strong, Lean, & Stable: $240 for 1 per week, $480 for 2 per week • Fall (Sept. 9-Dec. 3) • Winter (Dec. 9-March 14, no camps weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Eve) • Spring (March 17-June 9, no camp on May 26). Info: 360.733.5050, admin@bellinghamtennis.com

Bellingham Theatre Guild 1600 H St., Bellingham

2013-2014 Season (85th): • “Prisoner of Second Avenue” – Sept. 27-Oct. 13 • “Inspecting Carol” – Nov. 29-Dec. 15 • “85th Musical Birthday Bash Revue” – Jan. 24-Feb. 2, 2014 • BOAT Festival – Feb. 17-March 1 • “Women of Lockerbie” – April 11-27 • “A Chorus Line” – June 13-29. Performance times are Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30pm; Sun. at 2pm. Tickets: $14 / $12 / $8 available at the Guild 10 days before each show opens. Info: 360.733.1811, www.BellinghamTheatreGuild.com

BellinghamART

The Creekside Building, 1701 Ellis St., Studio 203, Bellingham Drawing, painting and sculpting classes for children ages 4-12, teens and adults. Classes are held weekly for 1, 1-1/2 or 2 hours and start Tues., Oct. 1 running through Fri., May 30. You may register and start classes at anytime. All art tools and materials are included with your monthly tuition. For complete information, schedules, and registration visit our website. Info: 360.738.8379, www.bellinghamart.com

Blaine Harbor Art Gallery www.blaineharaborartgallery.com

• Blaine Harbor Art Gallery, Holiday Art Market, Dec. 7 & 8, location TBA. Info: Helen Worley, 360.371.8381, haworley@comcast.net

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Bricks and Beyond Bricks and Beyond offers introductory robotic workshops, afterschool programs, and in house field trips that utilize Lego® Bricks and Lego® Education software. Classes promote creativity and fun while introducing children to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.). Programs are geared towards children ages 6-12. Info: www.BricksandBeyond.com

Clan Heather Dancers

Whatcom County’s School of Scottish and Irish Dance • Fall classes begin in September in Bellingham, Mount Vernon and Everett. • Oct. 26: “Reel Competition” – Highland dancing event for all levels of competitive dancers, Syre Center, Whatcom Community College, Bellingham. • Feb. 15, 2014: “Celtic Arts Competition” at Whatcom Community College, Bellingham. Info: 360.715.8682, toll-free: 877.467.8648, clanheather@nas.com , www.clanheather.com

Dance Gallery 2014 Spring Concert: Feb. 28, Family Preview Night ($5); March 1 & 2, 8 & 9 ($12). Classes and performances at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave., Fairhaven. Info: 360.676.4113, info@dancegallery.org , www.dancegallery.org , facebook.com/dancegallery

everybodyBIKE

314 East Champion St., Bellingham Oct. 13: Bellingham Tweed Ride • Nov. 13: Bicycle Travel Series: France • Dec. 6: Superhero Lighted Bike Parade • Feb. 9, 2014: Love Your Ride • March 23: BTWSD Volunteer Kick Off Party • May 4: Summer Rides Kick Off • May 16: Bike to Work and School Day • Aug. 15: Pickford Bike-In Movie • Aug. 24: Summer Rides Woods to Woods Classic • Sept. 13: Community Garden Bike Tour • Oct. 12: 5th Annual Bellingham Tweed Ride Free Info: 360.671.BIKE, info@everybodyBIKE.com , www.everybodyBIKE.com

Free Key Productions

1571 H Street #201, Bellingham “Dracula” Oct. 18-20, 25-27. Tickets: $15, on sale Sept. 1 Info: 360.961.8833, Christopher Key, freekeyproductions@comcast.net , www.freekeyproductions.com

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’Tis the 2013–2014 Season Good Earth Pottery

1000 Harris Ave. in Historic Fairhaven Exhibitions • October: Ann Marie Cooper, featured artist • November: Jayme Curley, featured artist; reception Nov. 29 • Nov. 29 & 30: Historic Fairhaven Holiday Celebration • December: Linda Hughes, featured artist – and more handmade gift ideas from over 50 local artists! Open late Friday nights. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm Info: 360.671.3998, www.goodearthpots.com

Home for the Holidays • Home for the Holidays (gifts, decorations & gourmet foods): Thurs., Nov. 21, 5:309:30pm, Fri., Nov. 22, 9:30am-9:30pm, and Sat., Nov. 23, 9:30am-5:30pm, at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave., Bellingham. Free admission. Free parking. Please visit our website: www.homefortheholidaysbellingham.com Info: Joyce Hill, organizer, 360.676.1891

iDiOM Theater

1418 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham Music Box: Sept. 12-21 • 48 Hour Theater Festival: Sept. 27 & 28 • Bursting Into Flames and The Pit: Oct. 3-5 • Quickshot Film Festival: Oct. 10-12 • No Exit: Oct. 25-Nov. 2 • Serial Killers: Nov. 8-Dec. 14 • Lasso The Moon: Dec. 19-21 • The Illusion: Jan. 9-25, 2014 • i: Jan. 30-Feb. 8 • The Man Who Was Thursday: Feb. 20-March 1 • Sketchopedia: March 6-15 • Red Carpet: March 27-April 5 • The Mastodon: April 17-26 • The Acheron: May 9-June 7 • 48 Hour Theater Festival: June 13 & 14 Tickets on sale a week before opening night, $5-$10 Info: 360.201.5464, scribe@idiomtheater.com , www.idiomtheater.com

Joy of Pilates & Fitness Inc. 209 Prospect St. (Ste. #4), (Downtown Bellingham between the Post Office and Museum)

• Monthly free Pilates Intro classes (contact studio for details) • Pilates for Cyclists starts this fall on Thursday evenings • OsteoPilates class with Sidney Anderson PT starts this fall on Monday nights • New morning Reformer classes starting now • Kat Houseman paintings on display through fall • Back-toSchool Special in September: All Teachers get $10 off any Pilates package this month • Give the Gift of Health! Do your Christmas shopping at Joy! Pilates & Massage packages will be available as perfect gifts for your health-minded loved ones. Info: 360.224.1433, info@joyofpilates.net , www.joyofpilates.net

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Kulshan Chorus Concert schedule: • Sat., Dec. 14: “A Joyful Noise,” Interim Director Mary Somerville, Western Washington University Concert Hall • Sat., May 17, 2014: Bellingham High School. All concerts at 7:30pm. Tickets available one month prior to concerts. Visit www.kulshanchorus.org for audition information Info: 360.650.6146, www.kulshanchorus.org

La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum 703 South 2nd St., La Conner

Special Events • Sept. 1-Oct. 15: Quilt Walk in La Conner shops featuring quilts from Bellingham’s Evergreen Quilters • Oct. 3: Festival Kick-Off Party • Oct. 4-6: Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival: International Juried & Judged Quilt Show Fundraiser, $10 donation. International instructors: Robin Atkins, Thom Atkins, Kathy Dunigan, Jean Wells Keenan, Joen Wolfrom • Oct. 5: Immersed in Color Lecture by Gail Harker • Oct. 19: Artist Reception • Sept. 1-Oct. 15, 2014: Quilt Walk in La Conner Shops • Oct. 2-5, 2014: 2014 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival: International Quilt Show fundraiser featuring a Juried & Judged Show. Exhibitions • Oct. 10-Dec. 29 – “Abstracted,” an exhibit by the Fibre Art Network of Western Canada; “Inspired to Design: Art Quilts” by Elizabeth Barton (sponsored by The Fidalgo Island Quilters), and “Best of the Festival: Top Award-Winning Entries” from our 2013 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival featuring a Juried & Judged Show (Artist Reception Oct .19) • Jan. 11-March 23, 2014 – “Creating Texture” by Sue Spargo (sponsored by: Bloomin’ Dozen), “Out of the Blue” by the Whidbey Island Surface Design Association (sponsored by Quilters by the River), and “Antique Crazy Quilts” • March 26-June 29 – “Made by Burr” Fiber Art by Marianne Burr and “La Conner in Bloom Quilt Challenge” (April) • July 2-Oct. 5 – “Japanese Quilts” and the “Works of Junko Maeda & Korean Pojagi” • Oct. 9-Dec. 28 – Work by Elin Noble, “Best of the Festival,” and “Antique Quilts” by Josie Teeter Schlotterback. Admission $7 per person, $5 military & students w/ID, members & children under 12 free. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 11am-5pm (Open 7 days/ week in April) Info: 360.466.4288, www.laconnerquilts.com , info@laconnerquilts.com

La Vida Dance Studio

1417 Cornwall Ave., downtown Bellingham • Ongoing adult classes include Bellydance, Blues Dance, Persian/Tajik Dance, Tribal Bellydance, Vinyasa Yoga, Wing Tsun Martial Arts, Zumba®, and workshops in Tango, Bollywood, Bhangra, and Flamenco • Children’s classes include Creative, Hip Hop, and Irish dance • Rehearsal space available. Info: 360.224.5345, www.lavidadancestudio.com

Launching Success Learning Store

133 Prince Avenue, Bellingham • Nov. 9: Neighborhood Toy Store Day • Nov. 30: Small Business Saturday • Dec. 7: Holiday Crafts • Dec. 14: Photos with Santa • Fri. & Sat., Nov. 29-Dec. 21: Open until 8pm. • All events are free. Info: 360.527.2641, www.launchingsuccess.com , team@launchingsuccess.com

Lincoln Theatre

712 South First Street, Downtown Mount Vernon Sept. 26 & Oct. 20: National Theatre Live in HD: Othello • Sept. 28: An Evening with Uncle Bonsai • Oct. 5 & 13: Met Opera in HD: Eugene Onegin • Oct. 17 & 27: National Theatre Live in HD: Macbeth • Oct. 24 & Nov. 3: National Theatre Live in HD: Hamlet • Oct. 26 & Nov. 10: Met Opera in HD: The Nose • Oct. 31 & Jan. 12, 2014: National Theatre Live in HD: Frankenstein • Nov. 2: Rocky Horror Picture Show • Nov. 7 & Dec. 22: National Theatre Live in HD: The Habit of Art • Nov. 9 & 17: Met Opera in HD: Tosca • Dec. 14 & 29: Met Opera in HD: Falstaff • Dec. 15: Celtic Yuletide • Jan. 30 & Feb. 9, 2014: National Theatre Live in HD: Coriolanus • Feb. 1: International Guitar Night • Feb. 8 & 16: Met Opera in HD: Rusalka • March 1 & 9: Met Opera in HD: Prince Igor • March 15 & 23: Met Opera in HD: Werther • April 5 & 13: Met Opera in HD: La Boheme • April 12: Wailin’ Jennies • April 26 & May 4: Met Opera in HD: Cosi Fan Tutte • May 10 & 18: Met Opera in HD: La Cenerentola Info: 360.336.8955, info@lincolntheatre.org , www.lincolntheatre.org

Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour Lummi Island

• Labor Day Weekend Tour 2013: Aug. 31 & Sept. 1 • Holiday Tour 2013: Nov. 9 & 10 • Memorial Day Weekend Tour 2014: May 24 & 25 • Labor Day Weekend Tour 2014: Aug. 30 & 31 • Holiday Tour 2014: Nov. 8 & 9 10am-6pm each day. Free admission; ferry fare is currently $10 for car, $4 per person. Info: 360.758.7121 or 758.2815 Entertainment News Northwest ~ September 2013

360.599.6827

’Tis the 2013–2014 Season Lynden Craft & Antique Show (WCC Promotions) P.O. Box 526, Everson

24th Annual Fall Craft & Antique Show: Oct. 17,18 & 19, 2013. • 28th Annual Spring Craft & Antique Show: March 13, 14 & 15, 2014. • 25th Annual Fall Craft & Antique Show: Oct. 16, 17 & 18, 2014. Thurs. & Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-5 at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St., Lynden. Admission: $5, Seniors $4, 12 and under free (return privileges, free parking). Info: www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com , wccinc@hotmail.com

Lynden Performing Arts Guild – The Claire Dutch Village Mall 655 Front St., #13, Lynden

• “Some Enchanted Evening” Sept. 26-Oct. 13 • “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Nov. 29-Dec. 15 • “Bingo, the Award Winning Musical” Feb. 27-March 16, 2014 • “The Mouse That Roared” May 1-18 Season tickets: adults $48, seniors & students $40, children $32. Tickets by-the-Show: adults $12, seniors & students $10, children $8. Check website for show times. Info: 360.354.4425, www.clairevgtheatre.com , clairevgtheatre@gmail.com

McIntyre Hall

2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon McIntyre Hall Presents: • Community Open House, Thurs., Sept. 12, 4-7pm • Eric Bibb, Sat., Oct. 5, 7:30pm • Our Name in Lights Auction, Sat., Oct. 19, 5:30pm • The Black Lillies, Fri., Nov. 15, 7:30pm • IMAGO: Frogz, Sun., Dec. 1, 2pm • Sister’s Christmas Catechism: Mystery of the Magi’s Gold, Thurs. & Fri., Dec. 19 & 20, 7:30pm • I Like to Move it! Workshop, Sun., Jan. 19, 2014, 1pm • Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits, Fri., Jan. 31, 7:30pm • Peter Rowan Band, Fri., Feb. 7, 7:30pm • Let’s Play Workshop, Sun., Feb. 9, 1pm • Global Rhythms Workshop, Sun., Feb. 23, 1pm • Caladh Nua, Fri., March 14, 7:30pm • The Steel Drivers, Fri., April 11, 7:30pm • The Prozac Mountain Boys & Maggie’s Fury, Fri., April 25, 7:30pm • BOOM, Fri., May 2, 7:30pm Fidalgo Youth Symphony: • Fall Concert, Sat., Oct. 26, 1pm • Holiday Concert, Sat., Dec. 14, 1pm • Early Spring Concert, Sat., March 15, 2014, 1pm • Spring Concert, Sat., May 31, 1pm Lyric Light Opera: • “Annie,” Sat., Nov. 2, 9 & 16, 7:30pm; Sun., Nov. 3, 10 & 17, 2pm • “Oklahoma!” Sat., March 22, 29 & April 5, 2014, 7:30pm; Sun., March 23, 30 & April 6, 2pm; Fri., April 4, 7:30pm Skagit Valley College: • Senior Jazz Festival, Tues., Nov. 19 • SVC Music Department Holiday Concert, Tues., Dec. 3, 7:30pm

• “Shrek,” Fri., May 9 & 16, 2014, 7:30pm; Sat., May 10 & 17, 7:30pm; Sun., May 11 & 18, 2pm • Grande Finale Concert, Wed., June 11, 7:30pm Skagit Valley Academy of Dance: • “The Nutcracker,” Fri. & Sat., Dec. 6 & 7, 7:30pm; Sun., Dec. 8, 2pm Skagit Valley Chorale: Heralding Christmas, Fri., Dec. 13, 7:30pm; Sun., Dec. 15, 2pm • Celebrating in Song, Sat., May 3, 2014, 7:30pm and, Sun., May 4, 2pm Journey’s Christmas Concert, Mon., Dec. 23, 7:30pm Info/tickets/schedule updates: www.McIntyrehall.org , 360.416.7727

Mindfulness Northwest

Feb. 22 • TAO: Phoenix Rising, Sat., March 1 • Bring It On: The Musical, Wed., March 5 • The Addams Family, Thurs., March 27 • Pink Floyd Experience, Fri., March 28 • Arlo Guthrie – Here Come the Kids, Fri., April 25 • HAIR, Sun., April 27 • Ira Glass, Sat., May 3 • Karla Bonoff & Jimmy Webb, Thurs., May 15 • Memphis, May 20-21. The 2013-14 season sponsor is Saturna Capital. The Mount Baker Theatre receives support from a Tourism Facilities Grant from the City of Bellingham. The Mount Baker Theatre is also supported, in part, by grants from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Info/tickets: www.mountbakertheatre.com , 360.734.6080

1605 E Street, Bellingham

Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club

Mindfulness training, classes and professional development • MindfulnessBased Stress Reduction: 8 Mon. evenings, Sept. 9-Oct. 28, plus Sat. retreat Oct. 19 • Mindfulness for the Healing Professions: 6 Tues. mornings, Sept. 10-Oct. 15 • Mindful Teens: 4 Tues. afternoons, Sept. 24-Oct. 15 • Continuing with Mindfulness, class 1-6: Wed. mornings, Sept. 11-Oct. 16 • Continuing with Mindfulness, class 2-6: Wed. mornings, Oct. 23-Nov. 27 • Introduction to Mindfulness: 4 Mon. evenings, Nov. 4-25, plus Sat. retreat Nov. 23 • Day of Mindfulness at Semiahmoo: Oct. 19 • Weekend Mindfulness Retreat on Samish Island: Nov. 1-3 Info: 360.830.6439, www.MindfulnessNorthwest.com , registration@mindfulnessnorthwest.com

• Annual Rock & Gem Show, last weekend in March at Bloedel Donovan Community Building, 2214 Electric Ave. in Bellingham. Free. • Club meetings are held the third Monday of each month at Bloedel Donovan Community Building, except August and December. Public is welcome. Info: 360-961-7873, www.mtbakerrockclub.org

Mojo Music

2626 Meridian St. Bellingham Group Guitar Classes for Kids and Adults begin Tues., Oct. 8, $60 for 6 weeks; accepting enrollments now • Mojo Music’s New Year’s Eve Party: Tues., Dec. 31, free Info: 360.671.0614, 888.640.MOJO, info@mojomusicdiscount.com , www.mojomusicdiscount.com

Mount Baker Theatre

Northwest Ballet Theatre 1417 Cornwall Ave., Suite 201, Bellingham

15th Season • Dracula – Oct. 12-13, Mount Baker Theatre; Oct. 25, McIntyre Hall; Nov. 1, Orcas Center (Orcas Island), $15-$30 • The Nutcracker – Dec. 6-7, Nooksack HS; Dec. 14-15, Mount Baker Theatre; Dec. 21-22, McIntyre Hall, $15-$30 • A Midsummer Night’s Dream – June 6-7, 2014, Mount Baker Theatre; June 14-15, McIntyre Hall, $15-$30. Tickets: Mount Baker Theatre, 360.734.6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com, or McIntyre Hall, www.mcintyrehall.org, 360.416.7727; Nooksack HS performances, 360.714.1246 or Jansen Art Center, 360.354.3600; Orcas Island performances, www.orcascenter.org, 360.376.2281. Discounts (20%) for children, students and seniors available. Info: 360.714.1246, www.northwestballet.org , info@northwestballet.org

104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham

Opera Popolare

2013-14 Season Lineup: • The Producers, Sept. 25-29 • Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Sat., Oct. 5 • Royal Crown Revue, Fri., Oct. 18 • Joy Luck Club, Sat., Oct. 26 • New Directions Veteran Choir, Wed., Oct. 30 • MOMIX presents Botanica, Mon., Nov. 4 • Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks, Sun., Nov. 10 • California & Montreal Guitar Trios, Sat., Nov. 16 • Green Day’s American Idiot, Thurs., Nov. 21 • Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt, Sun., Nov. 24 • Mark O’ Connor: An Appalachian Christmas, Sun., Dec. 22 • WAR, Sat., Jan. 11, 2014 • A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra, Fri., Jan 17 • Judy Collins & Passenger String Quartet, Sat., Feb. 1 • Keb’ Mo’, Sat.,

“Bringing people to the opera and opera to the people” Opera Popolare was founded to give local singers the opportunity to perform opera, and local audiences the chance to attend live opera. For details on the 2013-2014 season check www.operapopolare.com. Sign up to receive notices of upcoming productions by emailing news-subscribe@operapopolare.com. Or email your questions to info@operapopolare.com. Info: www.operapopolare.com

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’Tis the 2013–2014 Season Pickford Film Center 1318 Bay Street, Bellingham

• Yojimbo, Sun., Sept. 1 • The Harder They Come, Thurs., Sept. 5 • In A World, Fri., Sept. 6 • Harakiri, Sun., Sept. 8 • Like Water For Chocolate (dinner and a movie with Ciao Thyme), Thurs., Sept. 12 (admission for this event only, $125/$100 members) • The Grandmaster, Fri., Sept. 13 • The Sword of Doom, Sun., Sept. 15 • Short Term 12, Fri., Sept. 20 • The Hypnotic Eye, Sat., Sept. 21 • Hearts Touched by Fire, Sat., Sept. 21 • Samurai Rebellion, Sun., Sept. 22 • Beer Hunter: The Movie, Tues., Sept. 24 • Kill!, Sun., Sept. 29 • The Wicker Man, Fri., Oct. 4 • DOCTOBER at Pickford Film Center, Oct. 1–31. Ticket Prices: General admission $10 • Members $6.75 • Children under 12 and Students with valid ID $7.50 • Mondays and Bargain shows $8 Info: 360.738.0735, www.pickfordfilmcenter.org

Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center

1304 Meador Ave., B-11, Bellingham Ongoing Events: • Meditation Hour, every 1st & 3rd Wed., 5:30-6:30pm, $5 • Healing Hour, every 2nd & 4th Wed., 5:30-6:30pm, $5 • Reading Hour, on the occasional 5th Wed., 5:30-6:30pm, $5 • Student Readings, every Fri. eve., 7pm, & every other Sat., 12:30pm, by donation Other Events: • Evening of Readings with Jill Miller, Sat., Sept. 7, 6-8:30pm, $10 • Female Energy 101, six-week class begins Tues., Sept. 10, 6:30-9pm, $180 • Energy Healing 101, six-week class begins Fri., Sept. 13, 7-9:30pm, $180 • Energy Exploration, six-week class begins Thurs., Oct. 31, 10am-12:30pm, $180 • Mini Psychic Fair, Sat., Jan. 11, 2014, readings $15 for 15 minutes, energy healings $5, free admission Info: 360.647.7134, Jill Miller, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com , www.simplyspiritcenter.com

Skagit Artists Together P.O. Box 1150, La Conner

Arts Alive Show at La Conner Garden Club – Nov. 1, 2, 3 • 11th Annual Skagit Artists Together Studio Tour 2014 – July 19 & 20, 2014 • Summer Juried Show – August, watch website for dates. Membership meetings – 5 times per year, watch website for dates, location Info: www.skagitartiststogether.com , skagitartiststogether@yahoo.com

Skagit Community Band 2013-2014 Season • “Music Beyond Border” – Sun., Oct. 27 • “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” – Sun., Feb. 16, 2014 • “ ‘Taint What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It)” – Sun., May 4 • All concerts at 3pm at Brodniak Hall in Anacortes. For those who are interested in joining the band, rehearsals are held Tues. eves. from 7-9pm in Anacortes H.S. band room. Info: www.skagitcommunityband.org , Vince Fejeran at vince.fejeran@skagit.edu

Skagit County Historical Museum

501 South 4th Street, La Conner Exhibitions • through Oct. 6 – “Pieces of History: Quilts of Skagit County” featuring the Museum’s collection of quilts, plus Heritage Quilts on loan from Skagit County families • Sept. 14-Oct. 27 – “Have a Seat,” selections from the designer furniture collection of Western Washington University • Oct. 17-Nov. 17 – 130th Anniversary of Skagit County, highlighting the history of our county from founding to future • Nov. 1-10 – Joel Brock Art exhibit featuring the works of Skagit Artist Joel Brock; all items will be for sale with proceeds benefitting the Museum • Nov. 29-Dec. 31 – “Skagit Christmas,” Step back to 1869 and winter in Skagit County Activities • Sept. 29 – “Smithsonian Day,” free admission to the Museum • Oct. 5 – “Harvest Time,” hands-on activities for kids • Nov. 30-Dec. 1 – Craft Fair featuring hand-crafted items from local artists • Dec. 8 – “Christmas is for Kids,” hands-on crafts and cookie decorating classes and more Admission $5 adults, seniors and children 6-12 $4, under 6 free. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 11am-5pm. Info: 360.466.3365, museum@co.skagit.wa.us , www.skagit county.net/museum

Skagit Opera

P.O. Box 1756, Mount Vernon • Rigoletto: Oct. 11,13(m), 18, 20(m) • Die Fledermaus: Feb. 28, March 1(m), 6, 8(m) 2014 • All performances at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon, 2501 E.College Way on the Skagit Valley College Campus. See and hear great opera in a beautiful, intimate setting with great acoustics. Tickets, available Sept. 3, are $25-$59. (m=matinee) Info: 360.422.5070, www.skagitopera.org , info@skagitopera.org

Skagit Symphony 2013-2014 Concert Season: • Gala Concert featuring Angela Kraft Cross, piano: Sat., Oct. 26 • Holiday Concert featuring the Skagit Symphony Chorus: Sat., Dec. 14 • Special Family Concert: Sun., Jan. 26, 2014 (children under 16 free, adults $10, no

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discounts) • Masterpiece Concert featuring Matthew Olson, violin: Sat., March 15 • New Discoveries Concert featuring Sarah and Aaron Hall, violin and cello: Sat., April 26 All concerts at McIntyre Hall. Individual tickets: $40 / $30 / $25 / $20 / students with ID $10 / children under 16 accompanied by adult $5 unless otherwise noted (military / senior discounts $3). Season tickets now available for four concerts (Family Concert excluded). McIntyre Hall Box Office: 360.416.7727, 866.624.6897, or at www.McIntyreHall.org. Info: www.skagitsymphony.com

Skagit Valley Casino Resort I-5 Exit 236, 5984 N. Darrk Lane, Bow

• Marty Stuart (Five-Time Grammy WInner): Sept. 20 & 21, tickets $35-$40 • Zepparella (All-Girl Powerhouse Tribute to Led Zeppelin): Sept. 27, tickets $20-$24 • Blue Sky Riders (Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman, Gary Burr): Oct. 18 & 19, tickets $45-$55 • 34th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition Semi-Finals: Nov. 22, tickets $21-$25 • B.J. Thomas (Five-Time Grammy Winner): Dec. 6 & 7, tickets $24-$28 Info: 1.877.275.2448, www.theskagit.com

Skylark’s Hidden Cafe

1308 Eleventh Street, Fairhaven • Fairhaven Jazz Thurs., Fri. & Sat., 8pmmidnight. • No cover charge. All ages. Meals served ‘til midnight. Info: 360.715.3642

Studio UFO

301 W. Holly Street, Bellingham Artist’s Reception Nov. 1, 6-10pm: Hot Water/The Tipping Point – Recent oil paintings by Trish Harding addressing global changes in the earth’s climate using symbols that speak universally to all (in conjunction with Vanishing Ice exhibit at Whatcom Museum). Info: 360.319.6115, www.studioufo.net , trish.harding@studioufo.net

Sustainable Connections

1701 Ellis St., Suite 221, Bellingham Eat Local Month: the entire month of September • Whatcom Farm Tour: Sept. 14 • Whatcom Harvest Dinner: Sept. 29 • Bid Local First Auction: December • Cascade Cuts Plant Sale: May 2014 Info: 360.647.7093, amy@sconnect.org , www.sustainableconnections.org

The Dance Studio

1820 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham • Fall classes resume Sept. 9 • Dec. 12-15: “Saving Christmastown” at Bellingham High School. Info: 360.734.1595, www.thedancestudio.net

360.599.6827

’Tis the 2013–2014 Season The Neighborhood Playhouse Bellingham’s Theatre for Young Audiences • Jan. 4-12, 2014: Charlotte’s Web, Bellingham Theatre Guild, $8-$12 • May 2-11: TBA, Firehouse Performing Arts Center, $8-$12. For show times and production details, visit www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net

Village Books

1200 11th Street, Bellingham Events: • Tues., Sept. 17, 7pm, Ivan Doig for Sweet Thunder, in the Readings Gallery, free • Mon., Sept. 23, doors at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm, Chuckanut Radio Hour with special guest Ryan Coonerty for The Rise of the Naked Economy: How to Benefit from the Changing Workplace at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian; tickets $5 and available at Village Books and www.BrownPaperTickets.com • Wed., Sept. 25, 7:30-9pm, John Holl, The American Craft Beer Cookbook, free event for Bellingham Beer Week at Chuckanut Brewery, 601 W. Holly • Tues., Oct. 22, doors at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm, Chuckanut Radio Hour with special guest Nicole Hardy for Confessions of a Latter Day Virgin: A Memoir, at the Heiner Theater at WCC, 231 W. Kellogg Rd.; tickets are $5 and are available at Village Books and www.BrownPaperTickets.com beginning Oct. 1 • Wed., Nov. 13-Thurs., Nov. 14, Author Series at the Willows Inn on Lummi Island featuring travel writer Rick Steves; for more info on pricing check www.willows-inn.com beginning Sept. 15 Info: Christina Claassen, www.VillageBooks.com , 360.671.2626, events@villagebooks.com

Whatcom Art Guild Fri.-Sun., Nov. 8-10: “Art By The Airport – Fall Festival of Fine Art and Crafts,” Fox Hall, Hampton Inn, 3985 Bennett Dr., Bellingham Info: Pat Fisher at 360.715.3360 or Beth Roberson 360.676.0942

Whatcom Art Market The Whatcom Art Market is tucked away in McKenzie Alley off 11th Street in Fairhaven. Open Thurs.-Sun. from 10am-6pm. Our co-op is comprised of 50 local artists, and we invite you to come in and browse for outstanding art and gifts. • Sidewalk Sale – Sat., Sept. 21 • Halloween – Thurs., Oct. 31, come Trick or Treat, 3-6pm • Art Walk – Fri. & Sat., Nov. 29 & 30, 5-8pm Info: 360.738.8564, www.whatcomartmarket.org

Whatcom Artist Studio Tour (WAST) • Studio Tour 2013: Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13 • Studio Tour 2014: Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12, 2014. Hours are 10am-5pm Info: www.studiotour.net , info@studiotour.net

Whatcom Chorale and Sinfonia 2013 - 2014 Season: Songs of Heaven and Earth • Fall Concert: Songs of Heaven – Sun., Dec. 15, 3pm, Sacred Antiphonal Works • Early Spring Concert: Songs of Earth – Sun., March 9, 3pm, Favorite Broadway Choruses • Late Spring Concert: Songs of Peace and Harmony – Sun., June 1, 3pm. Celebrating the Healing Power of Voices United. • Special Event: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Whatcom Symphony Orchestra – Sun., May 4, 3pm. The December concert will be performed at The Church of the Assumption, 2116 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham, under the direction of Deborah Brown, Artistic Director and Conductor. March and June concerts will be performed at First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham. For ticket information, go to Whatcom Chorale website, www.whatcomchorale.org, or call 360.738-7166.

Whatcom County Library System • Play, Learn and Connect (birth-5 yrs.), Lynden, Thurs., Sept. 19-Dec. 12, 10:30amnoon • Toddler Time (ages 1-3), Blaine, Tues., Sept. 10-Dec. 17, 10:30am; Ferndale, Mon., Sept. 16-Dec. 9, 9:45am or 10:30am; Lynden, Wed., Sept. 18-Dec. 11, 9:30am or 10:30am • Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Deming, Tues., Sept. 10-Dec. 10, 10:30am; Island, Tues., Oct. 8, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10, 6:30pm; Lynden, Tues. and Fri., Sept. 17-Dec. 13, 10:30am; North Fork, Tues., Sept. 17-Dec. 10, 10:30am • Play and Learn Storytime (ages 3-5), Everson, Mon., Sept. 16-Dec. 9, 10:30am; Ferndale, Fri., Sept. 20-Dec. 13, 10:30am; Sumas, Mon., Sept. 9-Dec. 9, 10:30am • Star Wars Party (grades K-5), Everson, Sat., Sept. 14, 10:30-11:30am; North Fork, Thurs. Nov. 14, 3:45pm; Sumas, Wed., Nov. 20, 3:15pm • Paper Airplanes (grades K-5), Ferndale, Sat., Sept. 21, 2pm • Motocross (ages 4-11), Lynden, Sat., Sept. 14, 10:30am • Ice Cream & Sun Catchers (ages 4-11), Blaine, Wed., Sept. 25, 3:15pm; Sumas, Wed., Sept. 18, 3:15pm • MaskMaking (ages 4-11), Blaine, Wed., Oct. 2, 3:15pm; Deming, Sat., Oct. 12, 10:30am; Everson, Sat., Oct. 12, 10:30am; Ferndale, Sat., Oct. 5, 2pm; Lynden, Sat., Oct. 19, 10:30am; North Fork, Thurs., Oct. 24, 3:45pm; Sumas, Wed., Oct. 16, 3:15pm • Cookies & Sun Catchers (ages 4-11), Ferndale, Sat., Nov. 2, 2pm; Lynden, Sat., Nov. 16, 10:30am • Clan Heather Dancers (ages 4-11), Blaine, Wed., Nov. 6, 3:15pm; Everson, Sat., Nov. 9, 10:30am • Let’s Make Presents (grades K-5), Blaine, Wed., Dec. 4, 3:15pm; Deming, Sat., Nov. 16, 10:30am; Everson, Sat., Dec. 14, 10:30am; Ferndale, Sat., Dec. 7, 2pm; Island, Thurs., Dec. 5, 2:30pm; Lynden, Sat., Dec. 14,

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10:30am; North Fork, Thurs., Dec. 12, 3:45pm; Sumas, Wed., Dec. 4, 3:15pm • Holiday Bazaar (ages up to 13), Deming, Sat., Dec. 14, 10:30am; Lynden, Sat., Dec. 7, 10:30am. Info: 360.305.3600, www.wcls.org

Whatcom Museum

121 Prospect St. (Old City Hall) 201 Prospect St. (Syre Building) 250 Flora St. (Lightcatcher) Treasures from the Trunk: The Story of J.J. Donovan, Old City Hall, ongoing • Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775-2012, Lightcatcher, Nov. 3-March 2, 2014 • Deck The [Old City] Hall; Nov. 14-17 & Nov. 21-30 • Saturdays on Ice, Lightcatcher, Nov. 4, Dec. 7, Jan. 11, 2014 & Feb. 8 • SPIRIT Cocktail Party (Museum benefit), Old City Hall, Nov. 15, 6-9pm, tickets $100 • Vanessa Helder, Lightcatcher, March 22-June 15 • Reaching Beyond: Northwest Designer Craftsmen, Lightcatcher, Sept. 13-Jan. 4, 2015. Info: 360.778-8939, rlmacdonald@cob.org , www.whatcommuseum.org

Whatcom Museum Guild Annual Tag Sale – Sept. 21, 10am-4pm, (early bird entry 9am for $10 charge), Syre Building, 201 Prospect St., Bellingham. Info: Pat Fisher, 360.715.3360, www.whatcommuseum.org

Whatcom Symphony Orchestra

P.O. Box 5892, Bellingham 104 W. Magnolia St., $315, Bellingham 2013-2014 Season: • Oct. 6: Celebrate! Debut (tickets $12 / $28 / $32, free teen ticket with purchase of adult ticket) • Nov. 3: Gil Shaham ($12 / $40 / $49) • Dec. 8: Celebrate the Season ($12 / $30 / $35) • Feb. 9, 2014: Tine Thing Helseth ($12 / $34 / $39, free teen ticket with purchase of adult ticket) • March 30: Duo Extravaganza ($12 / $30 / $35, free teen ticket with purchase of adult ticket) • May 4: Beethoven’s Ninth ($12 / $34 / $39) All concerts at the historic Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets: 360.734.6080 or online at www.MountBakerTheatre.com. Info: www.WhatcomSymphony.com , 360.756.6752, info@whatcomsymphony.com

Whatcom Weavers Guild • Fibers & Beyond – 14th Annual Show and Sale at Hampton Inn’s Fox Hall, Fri. & Sat., Oct. 11 & 12 (Dee Dee O’Connor, 360.752.1755) • Fiber Arts at the Museum: Sat., Oct. 26, noon-4pm, Lightcatcher Building (Pat Fisher, 360.715.3360) Info: info@whatcomweaversguild.org , www.whatcomweaversguild.org

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VB Reads ... Engaged Citizens Book Group:

“Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?” by Michael J. Sandel (author not attending), Village Books, noon-1:30pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

FIG Art Club Workshop: Color Wheel Silhouettes, Whatcom Museum FIG at the

Lightcatcher, 2-4pm, regular admission rates plus $7 / $5 Museum members, figinfo@cob.org. See page 43. The Wonderful World of Clay for Kids (3-day class begins), Jansen Art Center, 4-5:30pm, $55. See page 14. Meditation Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30-6:30pm, $5. See page 46.

Memoir-Writing Program Information Session, Village Books, 5:30-6:30pm, free,

360-650-3308, www.wwu.edu. See page 44.

Bellingham Harborview Lions Club Casino Night, Silver Reef Casino, 6-8pm, $30,

360-303-7478, zccindy25@gmail.com or bellinghamharborviewlions@gmail.com. See page 36. Creativity: The Artist’s Way (12-week class begins), Jansen Art Center, 6-8pm, $150. See page 14. Hand Drumming Workshop, Jansen Art Center, 6-8pm, $25, 360-354-3600, www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 8.

Art Appetizer: An Art Sampler Class for Adults (3-day class begins), Jansen Art Center, 6:30-8pm, $65. See page 14. Cooking Class: Salsas, Culinary Creations, 6:30-9pm, $40. See page 48.

Functional & Sculptural Hand Building in Clay (6-day class begins), Jansen Art Center, 6:30-9:30pm, $165. See page 14.

Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) Song Circle,

Roeder Home, 7-9pm, $5, 360-733-6867, bhamuke@gmail.com or www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com. See page 9. Free Improv Workshop, 1415 Dupont St., Bellingham, 7-9pm, 360-756-0756, sheila@improvplayworks.com or www.improvplayworks.com. See page 45. Scottish Country Dance Class, Fairhaven Public Library, 7-9:30pm. See page 51.

Manifesting Your Visions: Bringing Your Goals into Reality (part 3), Inspire Studio, 7:30-8:30pm. See page 45.

THURSDAY 9/19/2013 Autumn Open Book Talk with Chuck & Dee Robinson, Village Books, 11am,

360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Oneness Blessing, Unity Church, 12:30pm. See page 37. Finding Funders for Your Nonprofit (for adults), Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, 1-2:30pm, free, registration required at 360-778-7210 (Deborah) or email dbrewer@cob.org. Computer Tutoring (adults), Blaine Library, 2-4pm, register at 360-305-3600. See page 8. Hot Reads for Cold Nights, Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, 3-4:30pm, free, 360-778-7230 (Katie). See page 44. Intro to Pottery: Cups and Mugs (6-day class begins), Jansen Art Center, 3-5:30pm, $165. See page 14. Embodyoga Yoga Class, Inspire Studio, 4-5pm. See page 47.

Autumn Open Book Talk with Chuck & Dee Robinson, Village Books, 5:15pm,

360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Live Music in The Piano Lounge: Cheryl Hodge, Jansen Art Center, 5:30-7:30pm. See page 7.

VB Writes ... Poetry Writing Group,

Village Books Reading Gallery, 5:30-7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Artists’ Reception: PAPO 2013 Exhibition,

Mindport Gallery, 6-8pm, 360-319-6115 or www.studioufo.net. See page 15. Film: “Living with Lava,” Blaine Library, 6pm, free, 360-305-3600 (Debby). See page 52.

AHA! After Hours Art: Brett Baunton’s “Bay to Baker” Photography, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher, 6:30-7:30pm, free with $5 Thursday admission / Museum members free, www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 15.

Cooking Class: Hands-On Shanghai Soup Dumplings, Gretchen’s, 6:30pm, $40. See page 50.

Intro to Pottery: Bowls (6-day class begins), Jansen Art Center, 6:30-9pm, $160. See page 14.

Responsive Caregiving/Cuidado Responsivo: STARS Class/Clase, Lynden Public Library, 6:30-9pm. See page 38.

Author Reads: “Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory” by Gregory Nokes, Village Books, 7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Past Life Regression with Cyndy Sheldon,

Fairhaven Public Library Fireplace Room, 7-9pm, $5-$10 donation, 360-738-3088, curtremington@comcast.net or www.bellinghamions.blogspot.com. See pg. 38.

L.A. Salsa Class with Rumba Northwest, StudioZ, 7:30-8:45pm. See page 51.

The Prozac Mountain Boys (Northwest-style

bluegrass), The Conway Muse, 7:30pm, $7 cover, conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com , 360-445-3000 or www.conwaymuse.com. Jazz Open Mic (solo guitar and vocals), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-11pm, all ages, no cover, 360-715-3642, info@skylarkshiddencafe.com or www.skylarkshiddencafe.com.

FRIDAY 9/20/2013 B.C.’s Historic Marvels Tour, departs

Bellingham Activity Center at 8am, returns at 6pm, $81 (+$10 for non-members), 360-733-4030, www.wccoa.org. See page 17.

Bellingham Beer Week 2013 begins,

www.bellinghambeerweek.com. See page 49. Fall Book Sale, Deming Library, 10am-5pm, 360-592-5748 (Ellen). See page 36. Toddler Art, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building FIG, 10-11am. See page 42. How to Solder Workshop, Jansen Art Center, 11am-4pm, $55. See page 14. Icelandic Culture Open House, Blaine Library, 2-5pm, free, 360-305-3600 (Debby). See page 43.

The Band 102: The 2nd Group Session of Acoustic Guitar Jams for Kids & Teens (7-week class begins), Jansen Art Center, 3:30-4:30pm, $85. See page 8. Free Teen Yoga Class, Yoga Northwest, 4:15-5:15pm. See page 47.

The Band 101 Beginner: Acoustic Guitar Jams for Kids & Teens (7-week class begins), Jansen Art Center, 4:30-5:30pm, $85. See page 8.

Western Line Dancing Class, Ten Mile Grange,

Family Story Night (ages 6 to adult) with the

Bellingham Storytellers Guild, Fairhaven Library Fireplace Room, 6-8pm, free, 360-778-7188, bhamstoryguild@comcast.net.

Art Night Out: Paint with Chelsea Davidson (1st of 3 sessions), Jansen Art Center, 6:30-9:30pm, $30 per session. See page 14. Author Reads: “A Simplified Map of the Real World: The Renata Stories” by Stevan Allred, Village Books, 7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Book Reading: “A Simplified Map of the Real World” by Stevan Allred, Village Books, 7-8pm, free, www.forestavenuepress.com. See page 44.

Dances of Universal Peace: Meditation in Movement and Song, Center for Spiritual

Living, 7-9pm, $5-$10 donation, 360-7335745 or www.seattledup.org. See page 52.

META Performing Arts presents “Pan the musical,” Lincoln Theatre, 7pm, $10-$20, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 3. Poetry of Water, Deming Library, 7-9pm, 360-305-3600 (Katrina). See page 44.

Whatcom Poetry Series: Joan Kane and Kelsea Habecker, Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 7pm, $5 suggested ticket price, www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 44.

Swing, Latin, Ballroom Dance Party,

Bellingham Dance Company, 7:30-10pm, $7 general / $5 students, seniors, military, www.bellinghamdancecompany.com or 360-224-4082. See page 51. Duane King (singer/songwriter), The Conway Muse, 8pm, $7 cover, 360-445-3000, conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com or www.conwaymuse.com. Marty Stuart, Skagit Valley Casino Resort, 8pm, $35-$40, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com. See page 9. Telefon (casual jazz trio), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-11pm, no cover, 360-715-3642, info@skylarkshiddencafe.com or www.skylarkshiddencafe.com. Fritz & the Freeloaders, Honey Moon Tasting Room, 8:15-10:30pm, no cover, 360-7340728, contact@honeymoonmead.net or www.honeymoonmead.net. Music & Dancing with DJ Roy Boy, Skagit Valley Casino Resort Winner’s Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SATURDAY 9/21/2013 Bellingham Beer Week 2013,

www.bellinghambeerweek.com. See page 49.

Bellingham Traverse, City of Bellingham,

9am-6pm, $75-$350, 360-739-8458, info@recreationnorthwest.org or www.bellinghamtraverse.com. See page 39. Bellingham Walk to Defeat ALS, Squalicum Boathouse, 9am-noon, free, 425-656-1650, http://web.alsa.org/bellinghamwalk or robin@alsa-ec.org. See page 36.

Composting with Worms by Nature’s Footprint, Garden Spot Nursery, 9-10am, free. See page 5.

Knit-In, Sumas Senior Center, 9am-noon, free, 360-224-1280 (Cayla). See page 17.

Whatcom Museum Guild Annual Tag Sale,

Syre Building, 10am-5pm, free / $10 for early bird admission at 9am, 360-715-3360, www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 36.

6-8:30pm, $5, 360-354-4325. See page 51.

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SEPTEMBER 2013

CALENDAR

Hear Now and Always, Hearing Loss

Association of Whatcom County, 9:30am-noon, free, www.hearingloss-whatcom.org or 360-738-3756. See page 48.

Bellingham Farmers Market featuring Chef in the Market, Depot Market Square, 10am-3pm,

free, 360-647-2060, www.bellinghamfarmers.org.

Community Dialogue: How Can Responsible Gun Ownership Contribute to Reducing Gun Related Incidents?, Whatcom County

Courthouse, 10am-noon, free, www.LWVbellinghamwhatcom.org. See pg. 38.

Ecopoetics: Poetry Writing Workshop with Joan Kane, Egress Studio, 10am-3pm, $55, pre-register at 360-398-7870. See page 44.

Fall Book Sale, Deming Library, 10am-5pm, 360-592-5748 (Ellen). See page 36.

Free Adult Acting Class, Anacortes Community

Theatre, 10am-noon, free, 360-840-0089, nellobot@aol.com or www.acttheatre.com. See page 4. Intro to Silk Painting Workshop, Jansen Art Center, 10am-4pm, $60. See page 14. Jikiden Reiki Shoden: Level 1 Class (2-day class begins), Essential Body and Soul, 10am-6pm, $350, 360-306-8957, info@essentialbodyandsoul.com. See page 48. NSC Weekly Coffee Hour, Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 10-10:30am. See page 37. Open Sculpture Studio, Camp 1 Studio, 10am-5pm, free, 360-595-2213, gary@artofarmstrong.us or www.artofarmstrong.us. See page 15. Sidewalk Sale, Whatcom Art Market, McKenzie Alley in Fairhaven, 10am-6pm, 360-738-8564, www.whatcomartmarket.org. See page 16. Monthly Fly Day, Heritage Flight Museum, $5, noon-4pm, 360-733-4422, http://www.heritageflight.org/content/visit/fly-days/. See page 50. Movie Showing & Discussion: Writers in the Limelight featuring on-screen author talk & interview with Harold Holzer & James MacPherson (“Hearts Touched By Fire”) (author snot attending), Pickford Film Center’s Limelight Cinema, noon, $5, tickets available through the Pickford or Village Books, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Access ID at the Library, Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, 1-4pm. See Sept. 7.

Children’s Author Signing: Lois V. Harris,

Barnes & Noble, 1-3pm, free, 360-647-7018, crm2682@bn.com , www.barnesandnoble.com. See page 16.

Fairhaven Community Yoga Tea and Mindful Insights, Color Chiropractic, 1-3pm. See page 46.

Searching for Raptors: A Subalpine Sashay

(David Drummond), Heather Meadows Visitor Information Center (meets near Artist Point restroom), 1pm, free, 360-599-9572, mwidner@fs.fed.us. See page 39.

Uncorked: Woolley Wine & Music Festival,

Eagle Haven Winery, 2-8pm, $20 advance / $25 at the door, 360-855-1841, director@sedro-woolley.com. See page 9. Lego® Creator’s Club, Ferndale Library, 3-5pm, 360-305-3600 (Dianne). See page 43. Author Reads: “Ethics and the Earth Missionary” by Tiffany Dedeaux Moehn, Village Books, 4pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Fairhaven Art Block (FAB) Party, Lucia Douglas Gallery and Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 5-8pm, donations welcomed, 360-752-1904, www.luciadouglas.com or www.firehouseperformingarts.com. See pg. 14. NEW: Submit your event info online at www.ennw.info/submit-an-event/. Thank you!

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SEPTEMBER 2013 ”Things We Don’t Talk About: Women’s Stories From The Red Tent” (Documentary

Screening), YWCA Ballroom, 6-11pm, $15, 360-441-1302, userid1979@email.phoenix.edu or www.redtentmovie.com. See page 36.

10th Annual International Day of Peace Celebration, First Congregational Church of

Bellingham, 6:30-8pm, free, 360-734-0217, office@whatcompjc.org or www.whatcompjc.org. See page 38. Front Porch Swing (swinging jazz & sometimes not), Old World Deli, 6:30-8pm. See Sept. 7. Live Music in the Firehall Cafe: Michael Gonzalez, Jansen Art Center, 6:30-8pm. See page 7. Author Reads: “Hell Called Ohio” by John Hamilton (fiction), Village Books, 7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

End of Summer Dance with USA Dance Bellingham, Fairhaven Library, 7-10pm, $10

general / $7 members and students, 360-734-5676, bhamusabda@aol.com or www.bellinghamusadance.com. See page 52.

META Performing Arts presents “Pan the musical,” Lincoln Theatre, 7pm, $10-$20, 360-336-8955. See page 3.

Ukrainian Bandura Concert, North Fork Library, 7-9pm, free, 360-305-3600. See page 9.

Fairhaven Art Block (FAB) Party Performance,

Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 8pm. See page 14. Marty Stuart, Skagit Valley Casino Resort, 8pm, $35-$40, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com. See page 9. Nuages (Django-inspired instrumental jazz trio), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-11pm, all ages, no cover, info@skylarkshiddencafe.com , 360-7153642 or www.skylarkshiddencafe.com. Tango Experience, Presence Dance Studio, 8-11:30pm, $10 / $7 students, 360-708-8076, secure@cnw.com. See page 52. Woodrush (rock, funk, R&B), The Conway Muse, 8pm, $7 cover, 360-445-3000, conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com. Live Music by The Randy Linder Band, Skagit Valley Casino Resort Winner’s Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

Salsa Dance Party with Rumba Northwest, Cafe Rumba, 9:30pm. See page 51.

SUNDAY 9/22/2013 Bellingham Beer Week 2013,

www.bellinghambeerweek.com. See page 49. Women’s Voices NW, KMRE 102.3FM Radio, 9-10am. See page 37. Open Sculpture Studio, Camp 1 Studio, 10am-5pm. See page 15. 8th Annual Bite of Bellingham, Depot Market Square, noon-4pm, 360-527-8710, www.downtownbellingham.com. See page 50.

Bellingham Global Mala: Yoga for Peace,

Bellingham Beer Week 2013,

www.bellinghambeerweek.com. See page 49.

Ferndale Toddler Time, Ferndale Boys & Girls Club, 10-11:30am. See page 43.

Genealogy Assistance, Bellingham Central Library, 10am-2pm. See Sept. 4.

Kripalu Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class, Inspire Studio, 10-11:15am. See page 40.

Toddler Art, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building FIG, 10-11am. See page 42.

Inspire Studio, 12:30-4:30pm, $20 donation, globalmalabham@gmail.com. See page 48.

Bellingham Farmers Market, Fairhaven Village

Living, 1-5pm. See page 47.

One-on-One Tech Coaching Session,

Fight or Flight Activation Reduction Workshop, Bellingham Center for Spiritual META Performing Arts presents “Pan the musical,” Lincoln Theatre, 2pm, $10-$20,

360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 3. Ronstadt Generations, Nancy’s Farm, 2-4pm, $15, 360-966-4640, info@nancysfarm.com or www.nancysfarm.com. See page 9. Author Reads: “Lab Lit: Putting Real Science Into Fiction” by Kirk Smith, Village Books, 4pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Sunday Jazz on the Bay with Chad Peterson Trio, Hotel Bellwether, 4:30-7:30pm, no cover. See page 6.

MONDAY 9/23/2013 Bellingham Beer Week 2013,

www.bellinghambeerweek.com. See page 49.

NSC Weekly Walk, Taylor Dock, 10-11:30am. See page 37.

Oneness Blessing, Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 5:30pm. See page 37.

Cuban Salsa Class with Rumba Northwest,

Bell Tower Studios, 6:30-7:45pm. See page 51.

The Chuckanut Radio Hour with special guest Ryan Coonerty, Bellewood Acres, doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm, $5, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com or www.brownpapertickets.com. See page 44. Ferndale Friends Book Club, Ferndale Library, 7-9pm, 360-305-3600 (Jeannie). See page 45.

TUESDAY 9/24/2013 Bellingham Beer Week 2013,

www.bellinghambeerweek.com. See page 49.

Sensational Toddlers Fall Session (8-week

session begins), Whatcom Center for Early Learning, 10-11:30am, $99 / 8-week session, 360-671-3660, info@wcel.net or www.wcel.net. See page 43. Embodyoga Yoga Class, Inspire Studio, 3:30-4:30pm. See page 47.

VB Writes ... Spec Fiction / Sci Fi Writing Group, Village Books Mezzanine, 6-8pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Bellingham Reads: “The Big Burn,” Bellingham Central Library Dodson Room, 6:30-7:30pm, free, 360-778-7323 (Suzanne). See page 45.

Cooking Class: Basics of Cheese-Making Part 1: Soft Cheese, Gretchen’s, 6:30pm, $30. See page 50.

Square Dance Lessons with Rainbow Squares, Ten Mile Grange, 7-9pm, first 2 lessons free then $5 per lesson, 360-733-4487, www.sqdance.org. See page 52. Square Dance Lessons, Mount Vernon Senior Center, 7-9pm. See page 52.

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Green, noon-5pm, music by Peter Horne / Sarah Goodin, free, 360-647-2060, www.bellinghamfarmers.org. See page 7.

Bellingham Central Library, 2-4pm. See Sept. 3.

Annual Fall Kick-off Presentation & Dinner with Robert Dugoni, Northwood Hall, 5:30-

8:45pm, $20 includes dinner and no-host bar, 970-218-9628, kbrown@chantireviews.com or www.WhatcomWritersAndPublishers.org. See page 45. Healing Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30-6:30pm, $5. See page 46. Cooking Class: Fruit Butters, Culinary Creations, 6:30-9pm, $40. See page 48. Reiki Practitioner Circle, Unity Church, 6:30-8:30pm, free, 360-224-3335, SallyJL51@comcast.net , www.greentouch.net. See page 48. Author Reads: “The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers – And the Coming Cashless Society” by David Wolman, Village Books, 7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Scottish Country Dance Class, Fairhaven Public Library, 7-9:30pm. See page 51. Free Event at Chuckanut Brewery with John Holl, author of “The American Craft Beer Cookbook,” Village Books, 7:30-9pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Manifesting Your Visions: Bringing Your Goals into Reality (part 4), Inspire Studio, 7:30-8:30pm. See page 45.

MBT Rep: “The Producers,” Mount Baker

Theatre Main Stage, 7:30pm, $20-$40 (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 4.

THURSDAY 9/26/2013 Bellingham Beer Week 2013,

www.bellinghambeerweek.com. See page 49.

Sensational Toddlers Fall Session (8-week session begins), Whatcom Center for Early Learning, 10-11:30am. See page 43.

Preserving Life Stories: Starting Your Memoir,

Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, 11am-12:30pm, free, 360-778-7230 (Katie). See page 45. Oneness Blessing, Unity Church, 12:30pm. See page 37. Watercolors with Northwest Themes (6-day class begins), Jansen Art Center, 1-4pm, $125. See page 14. Computer Tutoring (adults), Blaine Library, 2-4pm, register at 360-305-3600. See page 38. Intermediate String Ensemble (teens; 10-week class begins), Jansen Art Center, 3:30-4:30pm, $85. See page 8. Embodyoga Yoga Class, Inspire Studio, 4-5pm. See page 47.

360.599.6827

CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER 2013 JAC String Ensemble (age 12 and up; 10-week

class begins), Jansen Art Center, 4:30-5:30pm, $85. See page 8. Live Music in The Piano Lounge: Steve Rudy, Jansen Art Center, 5:30-7:30pm. See page 7. Blissborn Birth Hypnosis Course begins (1st of 5 weeks), Heart Harmonics Hypnotherapy, call for cost and registration, 6-8pm, 360-6473726, www.HeartHarmonicsHypnotherapy.com. See page 47.

Common Threads Fundraising Dinner,

Ciao Thyme, 6-9pm, $80, 360-733-1267, info@ciaothyme.com or www,ciaothyme.com. See page 36. Igniting Creativity Presentation (Skagit Artists Together), Padilla Bay Reserve, 6-8:30pm, free, 360-421-6473, www.skagitart.com or skagitartiststogether@yahoo.com. See page 16. VB Writes ... Fiction Writing Group, Village Books Reading Gallery, 6-8pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Opening, Jansen Art Center, 6-8pm, free, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 16. Author Reads: “The Magic of Saying Yes: Answering Your Heart’s True Calling” by Betsy Gutting, Village Books, 7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. ”Hello, My Name is You,” Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm, $15 in advance or donation at the door, 360-510-4711, kuntzpam@gmail.com or www.kuntzandco.org. See page 4.

L.A. Salsa Class with Rumba Northwest,

StudioZ, 7:30-8:45pm. See page 51. MBT Rep: “The Producers,” Mount Baker Theatre Main Stage, 7:30pm, $20-$40 (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 4. Chad Petersen & Friends (casual jazz with vocals), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-10pm, no cover, 360-715-3642, info@skylarkshiddencafe.com or www.skylarkshiddencafe.com. Open Mic Karaoke, Skagit Valley Casino Resort Winner’s Lounge, 8pm-midnight, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

FRIDAY 9/27/2013 Bellingham Beer Week 2013,

Author Reads: “Full Rip 9.0: The Next Big

Deming Book Club (“The Last of the Mohicans”

META Performing Arts presents “Pan the musical,” Lincoln Theatre, 7pm, $10-$20,

One-on-One Tech Coaching Session,

Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest” by Sandi Doughton, Village Books, 7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 3. Nordic Movie Night: “Thale,” Norway Hall, 7pm, free (donations accepted), bellinghamson@gmail.com or www.wergelandlodge.com. See page 52. ”Hello, My Name is You,” Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm. See page 4. MBT Rep: “The Producers,” Mount Baker Theatre Main Stage, 7:30pm, $20-$40 (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 4.

Swing, Latin, Ballroom Dance Party,

Bellingham Dance Company, 7:30-10pm, $7 general / $5 students, seniors, military, www.bellinghamdancecompany.com or 360-224-4082. See page 51. ”The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm, $14 adults / $12 seniors and students, 360-733-1811, bellinghamtheatreguild@yahoo.com or bellinghamtheatreguild.com. See page 5. The Sonja Lee Band (classic jazz & R&B vocals), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-11pm, no cover, 360-715-3642, info@skylarkshiddencafe.com or www.skylarkshiddencafe.com. Zepparella, Skagit Valley Casino Resort, 8pm, $20-$24, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com. See page 9. Music & Dancing with DJ Clint, Skagit Valley Casino Resort Winner’s Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

free, 360-733-5361, ldg@fidalgo.net or www.luciadouglas.com. See page 16. Western Line Dancing Class, Ten Mile Grange, 6-8:30pm, $5, 360-354-4325. See page 51.

1-3:30pm, $20. See page 15.

MBT Rep: “The Producers,” Mount Baker

Theatre Main Stage, 2pm, $20-$40 (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 4.

Bellingham Beer Week 2013,

www.bellinghambeerweek.com. See page 49.

38th Annual Rummage Sale, Our Saviour’s

Lutheran Church, 8:30am-3pm, free admission. See page 43.

Lightning Twill Basket Weekend Workshop

Contemporary Aboriginal Art: Australian Dreamings, Lucia Douglas Gallery, 6-8pm,

See page 46.

One Day Raku Workshop, Jansen Art Center,

American Legion Post 154 (Ferndale), 8-11am, $6 adults / $3 ages 6-12 / free children under 6, 360-384-7474, dahubbard10@gmail.com. See page 43.

Bayview Cemetery Tours: “Grave Markers and

Meanings,” Veterans’ Memorial, free, reservations required at 360-778-7150. See page 50. Toshokan! Cosplay @ Your Library (ages 12-20s), Lecture Room, Bellingham Central Public Library, 4-6pm, 360-778-7323 (Jennifer), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Artist Reception: Sheila Oberg, Deming Library meeting room, 5-7pm, 360-592-2286. See page 16. “Wutcraker” Auditions, Bellingham Children’s Theatre, 5:30-8pm, free, 360-734-9999, bhamchildrenstheatre@me.com or www.bellinghamchildrenstheatre.com. See page 4.

Fairhaven Community Yoga Tea and Mindful Insights, Color Chiropractic, 1-3pm.

SATURDAY 9/28/2013

Cooking Class: Saturday Brunch with Croque Madame and Cider Donuts, Gretchen’s, 9am,

Building FIG, 10-11am. See page 42.

Bellingham Central Library, 10am-noon. See Sept. 3. Sew a Pillow Cover, Blaine Library, 10am-noon, registration required at 360-305-3600. See page 17. Oneness Blessing, Bellingham Center for Spiritual Living, 10:30am. See page 37. Beginning Jewelry Workshop (2-day class begins), Jansen Art Center, 11am-5pm, $130. See page 14. Smithsonian Museum Day Live, Whatcom Museum Campus, all day, free admission with a Museum Day Live! ticket available at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. See page 43. Zentangle 101 Basics Class, Anacortes Center for Happiness, 11:30am-1pm or 2:30-5pm, $40, 206-963-9847, zartfullytangled@gmail.com, www.anacortescenterforhappiness.org or zartfullytangled.blogspot.com. See page 16. Bike Ride: Arbor Day Ride, Elizabeth Park, 1pm. See page 39.

American Legion Saturday Pancake Breakfast,

Toddler Art, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher

www.bellinghambeerweek.com. See page 49.

by James Fenimore Cooper), Deming Library, 10am-noon, 360-305-3600. See page 45. NSC Weekly Coffee Hour, Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 10-10:30am. See page 37.

$25. See page 50.

(2-day class begins), Jansen Art Center, 9am-4pm, $115. See page 14.

Trees and Shrubs for Autumn Interest Class,

Garden Spot Nursery, 9-10am, free. See page 5.

Beyond the Basics: How to Effectively Support Your Child’s Learning at Home, Launching Success Learning Store, 9:30-11:30am, $10, pre-registration required at 360-527-2641, info@launchingsuccess.com or www.launchingsuccess.com. See page 45.

Auditions for The Neighborhood Playhouse 2013-2014 Season, location TBA, 10am-2pm, free, 360-961-2213, theneighborhoodplayhouse@q.com or www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net. See page 5.

Bellingham Farmers Market featuring Kids’ Vending Day, Depot Market Square, 10am-3pm, free, 360-647-2060, www.bellinghamfarmers.org.

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

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SEPTEMBER 2013 META Performing Arts presents “Pan the musical,” Lincoln Theatre, 2pm, $10-$20, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 3.

Jazz Builds A Library: Here’s To The Ladies,

Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 3-5:30pm, $20, 360-671-1709, www.suddenvalleylibrary.org. See page 9. Racing Pigeons, Everson Library, 3-4:30pm, 360-305-3500. See page 43. Book Discussion: Color of Lies, Village Books, 4-6pm, free, events@villagebooks.com, 360-671-2626 or www.sedropublishing.com. See page 45. “Wutcraker“ Auditions, Bellingham Children’s Theatre, 5:30-8pm. See page 4. Fall Bingo Blitz FUNdraiser (21+), Bellingham Activity Center, 6-9pm, $15, 360-733-4030. See page 37. Dave Nellis (blues, rock & folk), Old World Deli, 6:30-8pm. See Sept. 7. Author Reads: “Clover: A Literary Rag Vol. 5” Group Reading, Village Books, 7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Contra Dance!, Fairhaven Library, 7-10pm. See page 52. Susie McEntire in Concert, Bellingham High School, 7pm, $10, 360-647-2283, info@childcareworldwide.org or www.childcareworldwide.org. See page 37.

”Hello, My Name is You,” Firehouse

Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm. See page 4. MBT Rep: “The Producers,” Mount Baker Theatre Main Stage, 7:30pm, $20-$40 (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 4. Saturday Club Dance, Bellingham Dance Company, 7:30-10pm, $7 general / $5 students, seniors and military, 360-224-4082, www.bellinghamdancecompany.com. See page 52. ”The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm. See page 5. The Julianne Thoma Quartet (classic jazz vocals), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-11pm, no cover, all ages, 360-715-3642, info@skylarkshiddencafe.com or www.skylarkshiddencafe.com. Live Music by the Chris Eger Band, Skagit Valley Casino Resort Winner’s Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

Salsa Dance Party with Rumba Northwest, Cafe Rumba, 9:30pm. See page 51.

SUNDAY 9/29/2013 Bellingham Beer Week 2013 ends,

www.bellinghambeerweek.com. See page 49. Women’s Voices NW, KMRE 102.3FM Radio, 9-10am. See page 37. Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics, departs Bellingham Activity Center at 10am, returns at 6:30pm, $73 (+$10 for non-members), 360-733-4030, www.wccoa.org. See page 17. Author Reads: “Finding the On-Ramp to Your Spiritual Path: A Roadmap to Joy & Rejuvenation” by Jan Phillips, Village Books, 2pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Correspondence Club, Mindport Exhibits, 2-4pm, by donation / $2 to stay and play, 360-647-5614, tallie@mindport.org or www.mindport.org. See page 16. English Country Tea Dance, Rome Grange, 2-5pm, $10 suggested donation, englishcountrydance@comcast.net or englishcountrydance.home.comcast.net. See page 52. MBT Rep: “The Producers,” Mount Baker Theatre Main Stage, 2pm, $20-$40 (+ applicable fees), 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. See page 4.

META Performing Arts presents “Pan the musical,” Lincoln Theatre, 2pm, $10-$20, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 3.

The Exploration of George Vancouver,

Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 2pm, $3 suggested donation / Museum members free, www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 50.

The Honeybees CD Release Party & 10th Anniversary Celebration, Broadway Hall, 2pm. See page 11.

”The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 2pm. See page 5.

Author Reads: “It Takes a Village: Sparks of

Light” by Gloria Burgess, Village Books, 4pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Whatcom Harvest Dinner, BelleWood Acres, 4-9pm, $7-$75, www.whatcomharvestdinner.com , WhatcomHarvestDinner@explorationsacademy.org. See page 37. Sunday Jazz on the Bay with Alicia Dauber Trio, Hotel Bellwether, 4:30-7:30pm, no cover. See page 6. ”Hello, My Name is You,” Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 5pm. See page 4.

MONDAY 9/30/2013 NSC Weekly Walk, Taylor Dock, 10-11:30am. See page 37.

Oneness Blessing, Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 5:30pm. See page 37.

Cuban Salsa Class with Rumba Northwest,

Bell Tower Studios, 6:30-7:45pm. See page 51.

Open Mic with Laurel Leigh, Village Books,

7pm, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

TUESDAY 10/1/2013 Yoga for Active Seniors Course, 3 Oms Yoga, noon-1pm. See page 41.

Embodyoga Yoga Class, Inspire Studio,

3:30-4:30pm, $5 first class, 360-325-3901, YogaInBellingham@gmail.com or www.somagaia.net. See page 47.

Square Dance Lessons with Rainbow Squares, Ten Mile Grange, 7-9pm, first 2 lessons free then $5 per lesson, 360-733-4487, www.sqdance.org. See page 52. Square Dance Lessons, Mount Vernon Senior Center, 7-9pm. See page 52. Beginner’s Yoga Course (4-week series begins), 3 Oms Yoga, 7:15-8:45pm, $80. See page 46. Jazz Project Jazz Jam, Boundary Bay Brewery, 8:30-11:30pm, free, 360-650-1066, jsherwoodjazzproject@earthlink.net or www.jazzproject.org. See page 7.

WEDNESDAY 10/2/2013 Ferndale Toddler Time, Ferndale Boys & Girls Club, 10-11:30am. See page 43.

Meditation Hour, Simply Spirit Reading &

Healing Center, 5:30-6:30pm, $5. See page 46.

Scottish Country Dance Class, Fairhaven Public Library, 7-9:30pm. See page 51.

THURSDAY 10/3/2013 Embodyoga Yoga Class, Inspire Studio, 4-5pm. See page 47.

2013 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival Kick-Off Party, Swinomish Yacht Club, 6-8:30pm, $20, 360-466-4288, info@laconnerquilts.com or www.laconnerquilts.com. See page 37. Cooking Class: Pestos, Culinary Creations, 6:30-9pm, $40. See page 48.

META Performing Arts presents “Pan the musical,” Lincoln Theatre, 7pm, $10 bargain

night, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 3.

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SEPTEMBER 2013 ”The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm. See page 5. Tocato Tango (classic Argentinian tango), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-11pm, no cover, 360-715-3642, info@skylarkshiddencafe.com or www.skylarkshiddencafe.com.

FRIDAY 10/4/2013 2013 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival, La Conner

Quilt and Textile Museum, 10am-6pm, $10. See page 37.

Anacortes Oktoberfest: Bier on the Pier,

Historic Port Warehouse, 5-9pm, $20 advance / $25 at the door / 2-day passes for $35 advance / $45 at the door, www.anacortes.org.

Allied Arts Juried Artist Series: “Serene Certainty” Opening Reception, Allied Arts of

Whatcom County, 6-9pm, free, 360-676-8548, katy@alliedarts.org or www.alliedarts.org. See page 16. First Friday Gallery Walk, downtown Anacortes, 6pm, free, gallery@scottmilo.com , 360-2936938 or www.anacortesart.com. See page 13. Western Line Dancing Class, Ten Mile Grange, 6-8:30pm, $5, 360-354-4325. See page 51.

Auditions for “Man of LaMancha,” Alger

Community Church, 6:30-9pm, free, 360-424-5144, redemaster@comcast.net or www.altatheatre.com. See page 5. ClassHickal Guitar (200-year-old songs), Old World Deli, 6:30-8pm. See Sept. 7.

META Performing Arts presents “Pan the musical,” Lincoln Theatre, 7pm, $10-$20,

360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 3. McIntyre Hall Presents Eric Bibb, McIntyre Hall, 7:30pm, tickets at 360-416-7727, www.mcintyrehall.org. ”The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm. See page 5. Stirred Not Shaken (casual jazz with vocals), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-11pm, no cover, 360-715-3642, info@skylarkshiddencafe.com or www.skylarkshiddencafe.com.

The Penny Stinkers, Honey Moon, 8:30pm, no cover, www.honeymoonmead.net or 360-734-0728.

SUNDAY 10/6/2013 19th Annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour, 10am-5pm.

2013 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival, La Conner

Quilt and Textile Museum, 10am-4:30pm, $10.

Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms, family farms across Skagit County, 10am-4pm.

Bike Ride: Haxton Trail Ridge, Slater and

Haxton Roads, 1pm, free, 360-671-BIKE, info@everybodyBIKE.com or www.everybodyBIKE.com.

META Performing Arts presents “Pan the musical,” Lincoln Theatre, 2pm, $10-$20, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org.

META Performing Arts presents “Pan the musical,” Lincoln Theatre, 7pm, $10-$20,

360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 3. ”The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm. See page 5. Faucher Four (jazz quartet), Skylark’s in Fairhaven, 8-11pm, no cover, 360-715-3642, info@skylarkshiddencafe.com or www.skylarkshiddencafe.com.

SATURDAY 10/5/2013 Live Your Passion Personal Empowerment Retreat, Waterfront Lodge at Thousand Trails in La Conner, 8:30am-4pm, $95, 360-9414595, stacie@whatsyouravocado.com or www.whatsyouravocado.com. See page 45.

19th Annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour,

10am-5pm, free, info@studiotour.net or www.studiotour.net. See page 17. 2013 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival, La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, 10am-6pm, $10. See page 37. Bellingham Farmers Market, Depot Market Square, 10am-3pm, free, 360-647-2060, www.bellinghamfarmers.org. Sculpture Woods of Ann Morris, 3851 Legoe Bay Rd., Lummi Island, 10am-5pm, free, www.annmorrisbronze.com. Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms, family farms across Skagit County, 10am-4pm, free, 360-421-4729, skagitfarmtour@fidalgo.net or www.farmtour.com. See page 43.

Anacortes Oktoberfest: Bier on the Pier,

Historic Port Warehouse, 5-9pm, $20 advance / $25 at the door / 2-day passes for $35 advance / $45 at the door, www.anacortes.org. Kids Kreate!, Launching Success Learning Store, 1-2pm, free, 360-527-2641, info@launchingsuccess.com or www.launchingsuccess.com.

Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) Beginner’s Workshop and Monthly Jam, St. James Presbyterian Church, 2-5pm, $5, 360-733-6867, bhamuke@gmail.com or www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com.

Immersed in Color: Lecture by Gail Harker, Museum of Northwest Art, 6-8:30pm, $25, 360-466-4288, info@laconnerquilts.com or www.laconnerquilts.com. See page 17.

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North Fork Community Library Fall Book Sale in Maple Falls – The Friends of the North Fork Community Library are having an enormous sale of used books at the Town Hall in Maple Falls Sat. & Sun., Aug. 31 & Sept. 1, 10am-4:30pm. Great prices and a large selection to choose from which you won’t want to miss! Funds raised at the book sale go toward maintaining the North Fork Community Library building. More info: 360-305-3600.

Bike MS Washington – Bike MS

Washington, presented by Point B, comes to Mount Vernon on Sat. & Sun., Sept. 7 & 8 from 7:30am-5pm at the Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St. One of the premier cycling events in the Northwest, Bike MS features 22- to 97-mile route options along with a festival atmosphere, great food, music, a beer garden and a Saturday evening rally. A minimum of $250 in fundraising is required to participate. Funds support research, programs and services for the 12,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in our local communities. Cost is $65 registration in addition to raising $250 in donations. More info and to register: 800-344-4867, bikeMSnorthwest@nmss.org or www.bikeMSnorthwest.org.

Rare Ornamental Fall Plant Benefit Sale – Ferndale-based international

development non-profit Community Empowerment Network will be hosting our fall plant sale on Sat. & Sun., Sept. 7 & 8 from 9am-5pm to benefit our work in the Amazon. We will feature rare, reasonablypriced, ridiculously cool garden perennials and shrubs from our own collection and other growers, including many exciting varieties that are at their best during the fall. Also, don’t miss over 40 varieties of dahlias, which should be in full bloom. The sale will be held at the Bortner/Staka home, 1685 Grandview Place, Ferndale. Free admission. More info: 206-329-6244, rbortner@endruralpoverty.org or www.endruralpoverty.org.

Let the Building Begin! Join the Friends

of the Ferndale Library along with City of Ferndale and Whatcom County Library System VIPs for the official groundbreaking of the new Ferndale Library on Sat., Sept. 7, 10-11am. Meet at the construction site, 2125 Main St., for speeches and that golden shovel moment. Stay for refreshments and time to mingle, study the plans, and talk with the architects and contractors. Parking will be available at Ferndale City Hall. Info: 360-305-3600.

Capt. George Pickett Returns to Bellingham – Enjoy a return to 1856

when Captain Pickett lived and loved on Peabody Hill. Mike Vouri and Mike Cohen bring Captain Pickett back to Bellingham as a fundraiser for the Pickett House Museum, with their riveting 2-hour presentation on Sat., Sept. 7 from 7-9pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship,

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1207 Ellsworth St. Admission is $15. More info: 360-733-5873, daughtersofpioneers@hotmail.com or www.brownpapertickets.com.

Fall Book Sale – The Friends of the

Deming Library (FODL) have put together a super selection for their Fall Book Sale. Like new, complete sets of Sue Grafton, Rita May Brown, and Mary Higgins Clark books. DVDs and non-fiction too. Proceeds support FODL who provide building maintenance and community programs at the library. The sale will be held two big weekends: Fri. & Sat., Sept. 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 10am-5pm. The sale will also be open Mon.-Thurs., Sept. 16-19 on a self-serve basis in the Deming Conference room during regular library open hours. The Deming Library is located at 5044 Mt. Baker Highway (360-3053600). More info: Ellen Thompson at 360-592-5748.

Reef Casino (4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale) by the Bellingham Harborview Lions Club. This fun-filled evening will begin with an American buffet dinner. The proceeds will go to sight and hearing projects in Whatcom County. Tickets are $30. More info and tickets: 360-303-7478, zccindy25@gmail.com or bellinghamharborviewlions@gmail.com.

Bellingham Walk to Defeat ALS –

The Walk to Defeat ALS raises funds to support folks with Lou Gehrig’s disease in Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish counties and research for the cure. The walk will be held Sat., Sept. 21, 9am-noon, on a 2.5 mile paved flat path that connects Squalicum Harbor and Zuanich Point Park to Bellwether on the Bay. All are welcome. Free admission. More info: 425-656-1650, http://web.alsa.org/bellinghamwalk or robin@alsa-ec.org.

Wine for Water Fundraiser – The

Whatcom Museum Guild Annual Tag Sale – Hosted by the Museum Guild,

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Things We Don’t Talk About: Women’s Stories From The Red Tent (Documentary Screening) – Honoring

Northwest Washington Subsection of the Pacific Northwest American Water Works Association invites you to a wine tasting event on Fri., Sept. 13 at 6:30pm benefiting Water for People, a non-profit whose goal is to work with developing communities to create lasting drinking water and sanitation solutions. The evening will include wine tasting, live music, silent auction and networking. Carpenter Creek Winery is located at 20376 E. Hickox Rd., Mount Vernon. Admission is $40. Info: 360-708-0700, tara@carpentercreek.com or www.carpentercreek.com. on Sat., Sept. 14 from 1-4pm at the Ferndale Senior Activity Center, 1999 Cherry St. Play for a chance to win cash and prizes. Doors open at 1pm and games begin at 1:30pm. All proceeds benefit the Ferndale Senior Activity Center. Must be 18 years old to play. Admission is $15 and includes 3 cards / 9 games. Info: 360-3846244 or www.ferndaleseniorcenter.org.

Bridging the Gap for Josephine Sunset Home – Join us on Sun., Sept. 15 at 2pm at McIntrye Hall Performing Arts Center for a fundraising concert featuring the Mac Frampton Trio with a variety of pop, jazz, classical and original arrangements. Approximately 70% of Josephine Sunset Home’s residents in long-term care rely on Medicaid. In 2012, Josephine provided more than $1,000,000 of uncompensated care, and most likely will do the same in 2013. This benefit concert will help “bridge the gap” for some of these costs. McIntyre Hall PAC is located at 2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon. Tickets are box seats $35 / reserved seats $25 / children (12 and under) $10. More info: 360-629-2126 or becky.bunke@josephinenet.com.

Bellingham Harborview Lions Club Casino Night – A fundraiser will be held on Wed., Sept. 18 at 6pm at the Silver

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the 9th Annual Whatcom Museum Tag Sale is a treasure trove of goodies donated by the local community to raise funds to support the museum’s programs and exhibitions. Join us on Sat., Sept. 21 from 10am-5pm and find a great selection of art, jewelry, housewares, linens, small furniture pieces, holiday decorations and much more. Entry is free, and a $10 early bird donation will get you in an hour early at 9am. The Whatcom Museum Syre Building is located at 201 Prospect St., Bellingham. More info: 360-715-3360 or www.whatcommuseum.org.

and celebrating the feminine, this documentary explores the movement and its meanings of support and empowerment for women in a sacred Red Tent space. The film is directed by Dr. Isadora Leidenfrost and the screening will take place on Sat., Sept. 21 at 6pm in the beautiful and historic YWCA ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. in Bellingham. There will also be a Red Tent and activities with discussion following the film. Bring a pillow from home if you wish. Some refreshments are provided. Screening is intended for a mature audience. Admission is $15. More info: userid1979@email.phoenix.edu , www.redtentmovie.com or 360-441-1302.

Common Threads Fundraising Dinner – Common Threads Farm

connects children to their food with hands-on experiences planting, growing and harvesting healthy, natural foods. Come support their work in a delicious way on Thurs., Sept. 26 from 6-9pm with a multi-course meal at Ciao Thyme, and guest presentations from the board and staff of the farm. All proceeds benefit Common Threads Farm. As a bonus, we will also be showing local photography from David Westerlund, author of Simone Goes to Market. Ciao Thyme is located at

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207 Unity St., Bellingham. Cost is $80. Info: 360-733-1267, info@ciaothyme.com or www.ciaothyme.com.

Fall Bingo Blitz – A FUNdraiser to

support the programs of the Bellingham Activity Center will be held Sat., Sept. 28, 6-9pm, at 315 Halleck St., Bellingham. Bring your friends (21 and over), for an evening of bingo fun and festivities. Cash prizes, door prizes, and 50/50 cash raffle. Jackpot winner receives certificates for overnight stay for 2 and dinner at the Steakhouse Restaurant at the Silver Reef Casino plus cash! $15 admission includes bingo cards and a door prize ticket. Food and beverages available for purchase. More info: 360-733-4030, cbell@wccoa.org.

Women’s Voices NW – Women’s

Voices NW, a program celebrating women in our community, spotlights Deborra Garrett, Superior Court Judge; Amy Woodfin, Moulage Specialist; Jill MacIntyre Witt, Activist; and Renee Bourgault, Breadfarm Baker in September. Join us for broadcasts on Sundays (Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29) at 9am at KMRE 102.3FM or www.sparkmuseum.org/kmre-radio/listen-online. More info: 360-223-3252 or www.womensvoicesnw.wordpress.com.

Bellingham Laughter Club – Think

Globally, Laugh Locally. Join our Certified Laughter Leader and experience the health benefits of social, joyful laughter exercises. We will meet the first Sunday of the month from 4-5pm at the Downtown Food Co-op Connections Building: Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1. Free. Info: 360734-4989, therapeuticstudio@msn.com.

Northwest Singles Club (NSC) – Join

the Northwest Singles Club for these free events in September: Weekly Walks, every Monday (Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30) from 10-11:30am at Taylor Dock in Fairhaven. • Weekly Coffee Hour, every Saturday (Sept. 7, 14, 21 & 28) from 10-10:30am at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal on Harris St. • Monthly meeting and dinner, Wed., Sept. 11, 5:30pm at Cascade Pizza, 2431 Meridian St., Bellingham. Events are for age 50+. More info: 360-393-3982.

Oneness Blessing – The Oneness

Blessing (also known as Oneness Deeksha), is a form of divine grace. Receiving the Oneness Blessing begins a process whereby the mind is “decluttered” and one can experience life as it truly is, without the commentary or judgmental influence of thoughts, conditioning and fears. It facilitates deep emotional and physical healing. The Oneness Blessing will be given every (continued on page 38)

Susie McEntire in Concert – Having

toured with her sister, Reba McEntire, Susie McEntire’s positive country music has been enjoyed by audiences all across the United States. Susie will be joined in concert by the BHS Showstoppers, an elite ensemble of 20 high school students, on Sat., Sept. 28 at 7pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Audience members will enjoy a world-class show that supports local non-profit Childcare Worldwide and makes a difference for children living in poverty at the same time! Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or online at www.childcareworldwide.org. Info: info@childcareworldwide.org or 360-647-2283.

Whatcom Harvest Dinner – The

Whatcom Harvest Dinner is a familyfriendly event that raises awareness about local food-based education opportunities and supports and celebrates local farmers and fishers, the bounty our region has to offer, and our ability to experience and access healthy, local food for our children and community. On Sun., Sept. 29 at 4pm, over a dozen local chefs will prepare a family-style dinner to remember, using fresh and delicious locally grown and raised foods. The Whatcom Harvest Dinner will be held at Bellewood Acres, 6140

Guide Meridian, Lynden. Cost is $7-$75. Info: www.whatcomharvestdinner.com or WhatcomHarvestDinner@explorationsacademy.org.

The 2013 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival

will take place Fri.-Sun., Oct. 4-6. The festival will include an exhibition of juried and judged quilts, wearable art, and fiber art in Maple Hall and the La Conner Civic Garden Club, both locations within a half-block of the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum (703 S. 2nd St.). The festival begins with a Festival Kick-Off Party on Thurs., Oct. 3 from 6-8:30pm at the Swinomish Yacht Club (310 N. 1st St., La Conner; $20 per person) where the festival award winners will be announced. Treat your spouse, partner, or sewing friends to a delightful evening filled with door prizes, small silent and live auctions, and hors d’oeuvres with a no-host bar. During the festival, see the Quilt Show, browse specialty vendors, and place bids at the silent auction at Maple Hall. The Garden Club hosts the Wearables and Fiber Arts Show, while the museum features three floors of exhibits. Admission is $10 (includes admission to all three venues). More info: 360-466-4288, info@laconnerquilts.com or www.laconnerquilts.com.

1st Annual Lummi Island Run to Benefit Kids by Joanna Nesbit Running/walking aficionados, a new running event is at hand. On Sunday, September 8, the 1st Annual Lummi Island Run will be held to benefit Beach School, the island’s 94-year old elementary school. The Whatcom Chief is in dry dock, so park your car on Gooseberry Point and hop the foot-passenger ferry ($7 person, under 18 free). With less car traffic, the run offers an idyllic experience with miles of stunning waterfront views and a picturesque Mt. Baker. Choose from three distances: 14, 7, or 3.5 miles, and a 100-meter dash for kids. The events begin at 8:30am, 9am, 9:30am, and 9:45am, respectively, at The Islander store, just a few minutes’ walk from the dock. All proceeds go to Beach School’s PTO. An International Baccalaureate candidate school, Beach School is part of the Ferndale School District but as a remote school with grades K-6 in two classrooms, it has unique needs. To earn as many dollars as possible for the kids and keep race costs down, the runs won’t include chip timing (plan to time your own race) or T-shirts. However, the grand prize of a one-night stay and dinner for two at The Willows Inn will be awarded to the team leader who registers the most participants. Special thanks to The Willows Inn for its support. For a weekend option, camping is available for a small fee on Beach School grounds or in the gym. There’s also The Willows Inn (http://www.willows-inn.com) or vacation rentals via Lummi Island Vacations (http://lummiislandvacations.com ) and VRBO (www.vrbo.com). Race fees are $55/$40/$25/$10. Registration is online only, available at www.eventbrite.com. Registration deadline is Saturday, Sept. 7. The morning’s ferry schedule is 7:10am, 7:30am, 8:10am, and 9:10am (6-minute crossing) on the Gooseberry side. Parking is available in the Lummi Nation parking lot near the dock. For more information and camping details, email lummiislandrun@outlook.com. Find updates at facebook.com/LummiIslandRun. Bellingham writer Joanna Nesbit grew up on Lummi Island and loves visiting whenever she can. She also loves not being tied to a ferry schedule anymore.

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Thurs., 12:30pm at Unity Church; every Mon., 5:30pm at Red Cedar Dharma Hall; and Sat., Sept. 28 at 10:30am at Center for Spiritual Living in Bellingham. Admission by love donation to cover cost of rental space. More info: 360-738-8180, patti800@gmail.com or www.Onenessuniversity.org.

Computer Tutoring – Bring your laptop

and take advantage of a personal one on one 30 minute session with library staff or an available technology volunteer every Thursday, 2-4pm, at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Adults will obtain help with basic computer operations, learn internet searching, set up an email account, or explore library online learning opportunities. Registration is required. Info: Debby Farmer at 360-305-3600.

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Public Meeting – The Mt.

Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is hosting a series of public meetings to help identify a road system within budget for safe travel, use, administration and resource protection. Join us on Tues., Sept. 10 at 5:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library (210 Central Ave.) to provide feedback on what roads are important to you and why. Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie staff and local recreation and conservation leaders will be on hand to answer your questions. Capacity is limited; RSVP to

sustainableroads@gmail.com. You may also provide online input at the website below. Free admission. More info: www.mbssustainableroads.wordpress.com.

Writers Discussion and Working Group – Upstart Crows Writers

Association (USWA) helps writers perfect their craft and achieve their publishing goals. Our topics vary, and include discussions as well as hands-on workshops in creativity, book promotion, social media, editing skills, and writing craft. We welcome aspiring and experienced writers of all genres. Join us for our monthly meeting on Wed., Sept. 11 from 6-8:30pm at the Bellingham Yacht Club, 2464 South Harbor Loop Dr. Annual dues $25 / first 2 visits free. More info: 970-218-9628, kbrown@ChantiReviews.com or www.UpstartCrowsWritersAssociation.com.

dinner meeting on Tues., Sept. 17 from 6-8pm at the Bellingham Golf & Country Club, 3729 Meridian St. Jennifer Ortmeyer, employee benefits specialist with the Unity Group, will make a presentation on PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). Email reservations by Sept. 10 to rsvp@northcascdesafwa.org. Nonmembers are always welcome. Admission cost varies. More info: www.northcascadesafwa.org.

The Newcomer’s Club monthly luncheon will be held on Wed., Sept. 18

from noon-2:30pm at the Bellingham Golf & Country Club, 3729 Meridian St. The September speaker is Dorie Belisle, owner of Bellewood Acres. Admission is $16. More info: 360-933-4669, publicity@whatcomnewcomers.org or www.whatcomnewcomers.org.

Responsive Caregiving/Cuidado Responsivo: STARS Class/Clase –

Past Life Regression with Cyndy Sheldon – Many cultures worldwide

AAUW Bellingham Supports Going to College: Let Us Count the Ways –

Community Dialogue – Join the League

STARS Training for Childcare Providers/ STARS Clase para Cuidadores. This class introduces students to the role that adults play in a child’s organization of behavior. Class focuses on attachment concepts, healthy relationships, and responsive care-giving. We will explore language development from birth and the role that caregivers play, while considering healthy guidance of behavior and setting thoughtful limits. Call the library to register. In Spanish and English for adults. Class will be held Thursdays, Sept. 12 & 19, 6:30-9pm at the Lynden Public Library, 216 4th St. More info: Tina Bixby at 360-305-3600.

The Bellingham branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) presents its next meeting on Sat., Sept. 14, 10am-noon at the YWCA, 1026 N. Forest St. Karen Manelis of the AAUW Tech Trek Summer Science & Technology Camp will discuss the importance of early introductions to science. Also included will be highlights of the national conference and AAUW’s fellowships, scholarships, and grants. AAUW supports equity for women & girls through education, research, advocacy, & philanthropy. Free. More info: 360-392-8856 or hbergkolin@gmail.com.

Anything About Apple! A Mac & Apple Product User Group – Join

long-time Mac users, Scott & Jacque Peterson, Mon., Sept. 16, 6:30-8pm, for a monthly opportunity for Mac & Apple product users to get together, share information and find answers to those nagging questions. Explore personal and small business software options at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. No sign-up required. Free! For adults. More info: 360-305-3600.

AFWA (Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance) CPE & Dinner Meeting – The Accounting & Financial

believe we live many lives, perhaps simultaneously. Whether or not you believe in past lives, the stories that emerge from your unconscious may provide you with new understanding of the life you are leading now. Cyndy Sheldon, MSW, will present some of the research done in the field as well as do a demonstration. Join us on Thurs., Sept. 19 at 7pm at the Fairhaven Public Library’s Fireplace Room (1117 12th St., Bellingham) to learn more about this fascinating topic! Admission is $5-$10 donation. More info: 360-738-3088, curtremington@comcast.net or www.bellinghamions.blogspot.com. of Women Voters in a civil discussion on the freedoms and responsibilities of gun ownership on Sat., Sept. 21 from 10amnoon in the council chambers of the Whatcom County Courthouse. Community members will dialogue with a panel of experts on the topic: “How Can Responsible Gun Ownership Contribute to Reducing Gun Related Incidents?” The Whatcom County Courthouse is located at 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham. Free admission. More info: www.LWVbellinghamwhatcom.org.

10th Annual International Day of Peace Celebration – On Sat., Sept. 21,

the Kulshan Chorus, MC Janet Ott, guest Ruben Garcia and hundreds of members of the Peace Community will join the Whatcom Peace & Justice Center for its 10th Annual International Day of Peace Celebration at 6:30pm at First Congregational Church of Bellingham, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Donations for Whatcom Peace & Justice Center will be accepted. The United Nations established this day in 1982 as a worldwide 24-hour cease-fire to envision a world without violence and war. Free. More info: 360-734-0217, office@whatcompjc.org or www.whatcompjc.org.

Women’s Alliance will hold a CPE and

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Celebrate Whatcom Water Weeks September 7-22 – Water-themed

Photo by Mingma Chhring Sherpa.

Reaching the Sky: Bellingham to Everest by John D’Onofrio Local climber Dave Mauro likes to set his sights high. Very high. Back in 2007, he embarked on a journey attempted by few – and accomplished by far fewer. He set out to climb the Seven Summits; the highest points on each of our planet’s continents. Beginning with Denali in Alaska, he faced down logistical nightmares, exhaustion on a scale that few of us have ever experienced, and yes, fear. Lots of fear. His global adventure reached its crescendo on May 20 of this year when, tears frozen to his eyelashes, he stepped onto the summit of Mount Everest, the seventh summit and the highest place on Earth. Upon reaching Everest’s 29,029 foot high apex he became the 65th American in history to climb the Seven Summits. Mauro will be giving a multimedia presentation, Reaching the Sky: Bellingham to Everest on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:30pm at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St. in Bellingham. His story is inspiring – and unlikely. He climbed his first mountain, Mount Baker, in 1993 at the age of 32. After a socked-in and exhausting climb, he retired from mountain climbing. But in 2007, he was offered a chance to play “the novice” in a documentary being filmed on Denali and much to his surprise, found himself atop North America’s highest peak. Out of this life-changing experience, his quest was born. Kilimanjaro (Africa) followed in 2008 and Mount Elbrus (Europe) in 2009. He climbed Aconcagua (South America) and Vinson Massif (Antarctica) in 2010. Carstensz Pyramid (Oceania) followed in 2012, setting the stage for Everest (Asia) in May of 2013. The September 10 event is presented by Adventures NW magazine and Brigid Collins House. Proceeds will benefit the children and families served by the Brigid Collins Family Support Center.

events will take place throughout Whatcom County between Sat., Sept. 7 and Sat., Sept. 22 during the 4th Annual Whatcom Water Weeks. This year’s theme is Water, Food & You. Events include cooking demos, food tastings, tours of salmon and shellfish hatcheries, rain gardens and more. Join a story time or guided nature walk, attend a workshop, or help clean up a beach. A full list of these events with descriptions can be found online at www.whatcomwin.org. Free admission. More info: 360-371-7100, emily@bbwsd.com or www.whatcomwin.org.

Heather Meadows Guest Speakers –

Local experts in natural and cultural histories share their insights about Heather Meadows at the Heather Meadows Visitor Information Center, milepost 54. Guest speaker schedule: Sun., Sept. 1, 1pm: Where Rivers are Born by Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA); Sat., Sept. 21, 1pm: Searching for Raptors: A Subalpine Sashay by David Drummond, Executive Director, Merlin Falcon Foundation (meets near Artist Point restroom). More info: Magenta Widner at 360-599-9572 or mwidner@fs.fed.us.

Skagit Flight Fest – The Skagit Flight

Fest, an air show, fly-in and family day at the Skagit Regional Airport, will be held on Sat., Sept. 7 from 10am-4pm at 15400 Airport Dr. in Burlington. Watch the aerobatic performers, including father-son team Bud and Ross Granley, Will Allen the Flying Tenor, and Vicky Benzing in her Extra 300S. Free admission. Info: 360-7570994 or www.laconnerchamber.com.

Hike to Easton Glacier: A Mt. Baker Retreating Glacier – Hike with Dr. Doug Clark, WWU Geology professor and glacial expert, to a research monitoring site in a long-term study of glacial response to climate changes on Sun., Sept. 15, 8am-6pm. The hike is 3 miles one way with a 1,600’ elevation gain. Rewarding views and evolving landscapes add to fascinating facts about the area’s geologic history and recent changes. Open to confident hikers; some off-trail hiking across loose glacial rubble at the glacier. Meet at WWU 12A parking lot. Limited to 25. Free, registration required by contacting Chris at 360-778-8960 or email cbbrewer@cob.org. More info: 360-7788930, www.whatcommuseum.org.

Bellingham Traverse – The Bellingham

Traverse is a multi-sport event celebrating the life cycle of wild salmon and the natural and urban challenges of their journey. The Traverse will be held on Sat., Sept. 21 from 9am-6pm and will include running, cycling, paddling and trekking for solo, tandem, relay and company teams. The course highlights the recreational opportunities of Bellingham, including the city’s parks, trails, bike-friendly roads and open water. Registration is $75-$350. More info: 360-739-8458, info@recreationnorthwest.org or www.bellinghamtraverse.com.

LandFest – This free, all-ages event will

be held on Sat., Sept. 7 from noon-4pm at Ladies of the Lake, 4101 S. Bay Dr., Sedro-Woolley. It will feature entertaining and educational activities, including music, food, games, nature tours, birding, native plant identification and lakeshore exploration. In addition to Whatcom Land Trust, participating organizations include: North Cascades Audubon, Native Plant Society, Whatcom County Parks & Recreation, City of Bellingham and Wild Whatcom. Free admission. More info: 360650-9470, greg@whatcomlandtrust.org or www.whatcomlandtrust.org.

Autumn Rides with everybodyBIKE – Enjoy the tastes, scents, and scenes of autumn with everybodyBIKE easy social rides in September: Sat., Sept. 7, Sweet Treats and Story Time, 1pm, Elizabeth Park; Sat., Sept. 14, Community Garden Tour or Farm Tour, 11am, 2750 McLeod St.; Sat., Sept. 28, Arbor Day Ride, 1pm, Elizabeth Park. Free admission. More info: 360-671-BIKE, info@everybodyBIKE.com or www.everybodyBIKE.com.

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Eat Local Month and Farm Tours

Chickens at Farmer Ben’s.

by Osa Hale September is perhaps the most abundant time of the year in the Northwest. After the brief, sweet heat of summer has passed, we are delivered gently into the warm arms of the ninth month. September is the peak of harvest season, the time of golden afternoons and falling leaves. This September, there will be opportunities for everyone to experience the joy of the harvest, with fresh sustenance available in a number of ways. For starters, it is Eat Local Month in Whatcom County.

Eat Local Month is a collaboration of enthusiastic people from farms and businesses, who organize events and meals for anyone interested in enjoying food that is produced locally and sustainably. There are the restaurants that provide farm-to-table meals, made with locally grown ingredients (at least half of each meal comes from a nearby farm). Eateries will also be hosting cooking classes, including one on pesto making at The Bagelry, and another one on using local ingredients, put on by Ciao Thyme. As if that were not enough, there will also be a multitude of tasting events across the county. Tasting events will range from a relaxing movie night at the Pickford Cinema, to an adventurous half-day wild foraging trip with Elakah Sea Kayaking. Join in the farming fun at the threshing party and non-GMO corn project harvest in Lynden, or learn how to be a “locavore” at the Cordata Co-op with Nancy Ging, a Whatcom blogger who has decided to eat only locally produced food. To learn about all of these events and more, visit the Eat Local Month 2013 web page: http://sustainableconnections.org/ foodfarming/eatlocal/eat-local-month.

To cap off the month, there is the Whatcom Harvest Dinner. On Sept. 29, at Bellewood Acres, local farms, fisheries and chefs come together to create a sumptuous feast, raising awareness and delighting eaters. This year, the dinner’s chef coordinator is Liana Knudsen, a Bellingham cook whom you may have seen at Boundary Bay, where she currently works. Knudsen has said that local food is about more than geography: eating locally means recognizing the impact your consumption has on the environment and the community, and making the sustainable choice.

Sam Grubbs at Bellingham Country Gardens. There’s a farm stand and u-pick at this farm.

The evening is educational as well as delicious. There will be information available about food-based learning opportunities, as well as an open conversation about where and how the food was grown. In addition to raising awareness among the families and community members that attend, the Whatcom Harvest Dinner gives back to those who helped to make the month so delightful: ticket sales benefit Explorations Academy, Sustainable Connections, Common Threads Farm, and the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association. To read all about what the dinner has in store, visit https://sites. google.com/site/whatcomharvestdinner. It wouldn’t be Eat Local Month without the farms, and throughout September, farms in Whatcom County are opening their barns and lifestyles to visitors who wish to see firsthand where their food comes from. Nine farms and two vineyards, along with a farmers market – it’s a good thing there will be an entire month to see them all!

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We encourage those interested to do the tour by bike. Biking directions can be found at www.eatlocalfirst.org.

The hands-on farm touring experience will include gardening demonstrations, animal exhibits, and many educational opportunities. There will be such a diverse array of local food producers, it may be hard to decide where to go first. Want to learn about recognizing and growing different varieties of mushrooms? Cascadia Mushrooms, in Bellingham, is the place to be. Crazy about apples? Bellewood Acres grows them, distills them, and opens the orchards for people to pick their own. If you are more interested in traditional produce, head toward Everson: Cloud Mountain Farm Center has a “living laboratory” that will be open for curious visitors. Cloud Mountain, a nonprofit community farm center, is very involved with teaching new gardeners and bringing the agricultural community together. Be sure to leave time to make some new furry friends. Ferndale’s Camelot Alpaca Ranch has fuzzy and friendly alpacas, and a trip to Lynden will lead to Farmer Ben’s, the perfect place to get up close and personal with pigs, cows, horses and chickens. When it comes to the finer things in life, the farm tours can take a turn toward wineries, such as the Dakota Creek Winery in Blaine, which will be offering tours, and the women-owned Vartanyan Estate Winery, where the wine is uniquely pleasant. The lighter side of the tours can also include Pure Peonies, a farm that sustainably grows the flowers in a chemical-free environment. Pure Peonies will not only be an impressive stop on the tour, with more than 170 varieties of peonies, it will be a great source for the striking flower, whether in pots, fresh cuts, or tubers. The Farm Tour and Eat Local Month Guide will be available at the Community Food Co-op, the Whatcom Farmers Co-op, Haggen stores, Village Books and public libraries and visitors centers throughout the county. The guide includes descriptions of each place and event, as well as a map.

It may be hard to get enough of the local eating and farm tours just in one month. Luckily, Oct. 5 & 6 brings a reprise, with the Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms. In another opportunity to see the lush locations where locally grown food comes from, the festival offers two days to enjoy educational tours and fun activities. From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., there will be farm tours, harvest markets, corn and hay mazes, and activities that are fun for the whole family. The farm tours are a chance to learn some tricks of your own, but they also present a great opportunity to get familiar with the people who feed the community, and support their pursuits. There are free activities as well as high-quality products for sale. Like a squirrel burying nuts for the winter, stock up on fresh jams and cheese and get a piece of the harvest in whatever form fits your fancy. Eating local in the Pacific Northwest is an absolute pleasure. From the fresh fish in the rivers and ocean, to the tasty fruits and vegetables grown in our sprawling agricultural fields, it is impossible to fit all the bounty of this land into one month. But that is no reason not to try! Photos courtesy of Sustainable Connections.

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Community Breakfast – The Rome

Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy., presents its monthly Community Breakfast on Sun., Sept. 1, 8am-1pm. Meet and greet local politicians, as they serve you coffee and breakfast. The breakfast features madefrom-scratch pancakes, French toast, sausage, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee. Fastest service from 11am-1pm. Cost is $5 adults, $2 kids age 6-10, with kids 5 and under free. Next breakfast is Sun., Oct. 6. Info: 360-739-9605.

Fall Drawing, Painting and Sculpture Classes at BellinghamART – Register now for fall drawing, painting and sculpture classes. We offer a range of instruction for children as young as 4 years, teenagers, and adults. Our art instruction reflects a conviction that anyone, at any age, can learn to draw and paint. Weekly classes are 1, 1-1/2 and 2 hours. All your art tools and materials are included with monthly tuition. BellinghamART is located at 1701 Ellis St., Studio 203. Monthly tuition varies. More info: 360-738-8379, info@bellinghamart.com or www.bellinghamart.com.

Toddler Art – A fun and great way to

play and interact with your child, ideal for 2-4 year olds. This program introduces children and their adults to arts and crafts that not only are fun, but also help with color recognition, fine motor skills, hand eye coordination and more! Every session features a new project and focus. Join us on Wednesdays and Fridays, 10-11am, at the Whatcom Museum Family Interactive Gallery (FIG) in the Lightcatcher Building. Admission: $10 general / $8 student, senior, military / $4.50 children under 5 / museum members free, plus suggested donation of $2 for materials, 250 Flora St., Bellingham. More info: 360-778-8930, www.whatcommuseum.org.

Whatcom Girls Chorus – Auditions and registration for the Whatcom Girls Chorus for the Fall 2013 season will take place on Wed., Sept. 4 at the following times: Grades 3-5, 5-5:45pm; Grades 6-8, 5:45-6:30pm. Location to be determined. Fees variable by grade group. More info: 360-738-4105 (Carolyn Troutman), whatcomgirlschorus@gmail.com or www.whatcomgirlschorus.com.

Bellingham Greek Festival – The 48th

annual Greek Festival will be held Thurs.Sun., Sept. 5-8, 11am-9pm, at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 501 E. Sunset Dr., Bellingham. Activities include food, beer garden, live music, dancing, gifts, books, and raffle for a travel certificate. There will be a children’s area with bouncy houses, slides and face painting. Tokens are available at the entrance on Sunset Dr. (credit and debit cards accepted). No admission to the event. Info: 360-7348745, St. Sophia.Bellingham@gmail.com.

Sh’Bang – The sixth annual Soapbox

Sh’Bang explodes this year with outlandish shenanigans including eye-popping off-road derby action, an international array of live bands, vaudeville, circus, sideshow, burlesque, swimming, dancing, clay wrestling, creative kid’s zone, food vendors, fire show, theme camps, whimsical workshops, carnival games, and a whole lot of extras. This year’s line-up includes: Hot Damn Scandal, Jaunting Martyrs, Skitnik, Bellingham Circus Guild, and much more. Pre-sale weekend passes start at $35 for the whole Sh’bang and are available at www.Brownpapertickets.com or the Bellingham Food Co-Ops. Sh’Bang begins at 3pm, Fri., Sept. 6 and ends at 8pm, Sun., Sept. 8 at the Lookout Arts Quarry, 246 Old Highway 99N., Bellingham. More info: visit www.shbangfest.com , 520-405-7814, info@lookoutarts.com.

Storytelling: Once Upon a Time in the Garden – Stories for the whole family will be told on Fri., Sept. 6, from 7-8pm in the Children’s Story Garden at Hovander Homestead Park, 5299 Neilsen Rd., Ferndale. Milk and cookies will be served. Bring along chairs and/or blankets. Free admission. More info: 360-676-6736 or childrensstorygarden@yahoo.com.

2013 Skagit River Salmon Festival –

Join us on Sat., Sept. 7 from 10am-6pm at Edgewater Park (Mount Vernon) for the 2013 Skagit River Salmon Festival. This festival will once again celebrate diverse partnerships between local, state and federal governments, tribal communities, local utilities, businesses and non-profit organizations to inspire conservation of the amazing Skagit River, its rich cultural history, and its abundant natural resources. The event is a free, fun-filled experience for families featuring youth activities and crafts, recreational and educational booths, live music and cultural opportunities. Arts and crafts will be presented by local

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merchants along with food & beverage vendors. Free admission. More info: 360-428-5972, skagitriverfest@gmail.com or www.skagitriverfest.org.

41st Anniversary Classic Car Show –

Join us on Sun., Sept. 8 from 9am-3pm for the 41st Anniversary Classic Car Show at Hovander Homestead Park, 5299 Neilson Ave., Ferndale. The show is sponsored by the Studebaker Drivers Club. All makes and models welcome! Dash Plaques for first 100 entrants, plus great trophies and raffles! Entry fee is $10 per car. Lots of food, music and fun! Free admission. More info: 360-935-4468 (Dave Gahlbeck), 360-733-7748 (Tom Robins), or studedave57@yahoo.com.

BSAC Community Pancake Breakfast at the Bellingham Activity Center –

Come on in on Sat., Sept. 14 and we’ll serve your choice of delicious buttermilk pancakes, biscuits and gravy, or oatmeal and yogurt; plus sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit, juice, coffee or tea. Breakfast is served from 8-11am, at 315 Halleck St. Cost is only $6 for adults, $3.50 for children; or bring the whole family: $13 for family of four. More info: 360-733-4030, cbell@wccoa.org.

The 6th Annual Whatcom County Farm Tour is set for Sat., Sept. 14,

10am-5pm. A premier event of September Eat Local Month, the self-guided tour highlights diverse family-owned farms and provides exciting educational activities at each of the 12 tour stops. Tour-goers can mingle with local farmers and learn about growing food, raising animals, making wine, and growing flowers. Admission is either free or $25 for a VIP package. More info: sara@sconnect.org or www.eatlocalfirst.org.

Early Learning Event: STEM UNI –

UNI is a portable educational environment that includes terrariums, aquariums and counting machines. Young children and their families will enjoy hands-on outdoor science, technology, engineering and math activities with the company of many, many books! Bring your children (ages birth-5 years) to the Bellingham Central Library Lawn on Sat., Sept. 14, 10am-2pm. More info: 360-778-7200 (Bethany), www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Family Activity Day: Water’s Great Journey – Celebrate one of our most

precious resources – water – with a special day of discovery and fun Sat., Sept. 14, 11am-4pm, at the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher, 250 Flora St. Families can explore the FIG’s watersheds using our interactive watershed model or create water-cycle based art in the studio. Check out the ‘muddy water’ experiment at 12:30pm & 2pm. Explore the oceanic realm through imaginative drawing and

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watercolor painting with artist Christian Anne Smith! Find out more about the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association while you’re here, too. Admission is $3 (Museum members free). Info: 360-778-8930 or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Children’s Storytimes at Bellingham Public Library – Little Storytime (birth-3

with an adult partner): Mondays (Sept. 16, 23, 30), 10:05am, 10:35am, or 11:05am (one-half hour); Tuesdays (Sept. 17, 24), 10:05am, 10:35am, or 11:05am (one-half hour); Wednesdays (Sept. 18, 25), 10:05am or 10:35am (one-half hour). • Time for Tales (ages 4-8 with families welcome): Wednesdays (Sept. 18, 25), 2-2:45pm. • Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5 with an adult partner): Thursdays (Sept. 19, 26), 10:15 or 11am (one-half hour). • All storytimes in the Dodson Room at the Central Library. Free. Info: 360-778-7200 (Bethany), bhoglund@cob.org or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

The Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club will hold its monthly meeting on Mon., Sept. 16 at 7pm at the Bloedel-Donovan Community Center Building, 2214 Electric Ave., Bellingham. Summer acquired treasures, be they rocks, minerals, gems, fossils or other rock-related material brought in by club members and guests, will be the “show-and-tell” feature of the meeting. Rock stories are also encouraged. There will be door prizes, refreshments, a silent auction of rocks and rock literature, and a brief business meeting. Visitors welcome. Free admission. More info: 360-961-7873, lorinhardy@yahoo.com or www.mtbakerrockclub.org.

Ferndale Toddler Time – This ongoing

drop-in program is held every Wed., 10-11:30am, at the Ferndale Boys & Girls Club, 2015 Cherry Street, Ferndale. Ferndale Toddler Time allows children from birth to age five and their families a weekly parent-toddler session. Children with and without special needs learn to play together and families connect with each other. Active play, crafts and snacks provided. Meet other parents and families; parental supervision is required. Donation of $3 per child or $5 per family per session is requested to help cover program costs. More info: 360-671-3660 ext. 100, info@wcel.net or www.wcel.net.

FIG Art Club Workshop: Color Wheel Silhouettes – Express yourself

and show your true colors with these life-sized silhouettes at the Whatcom Musem FIG at the Lightcatcher, 250 Flora St., Wed., Sept. 18, 2-4pm. With the help of FIG staff, kids 5+ will be led on a creative journey to discover art! You don’t have to be a FIG Art Club member to participate and drop-off is available. Regular admission rates plus materials fee of $7 non-members / $5 Museum members / Fig Art Club Members free with reward points. More info: 360-778-8930, figinfo@cob.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Icelandic Culture Open House –

Icelanders are known for their weaving, literature and curious cuisine. Explore the unique heritage of this large population of Blaine residents on Fri., Sept. 20, 2-5pm, at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Enjoy a snapshot of Icelandic life through engaging exhibits and meeting the people themselves. For all ages. More info: Debby Farmer at 360-305-3600.

Lego® Creator’s Club – If you like

Legos® this is the club for you. Meet new people and build new things each month! It’s free, it’s fun and Legos® are provided. For grades 3-5. This month’s meeting is Sat., Sept. 21, 3-5pm, at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. More info: Dianne Smith at 360-305-3600.

Sensational Toddlers Program –

Come join us for this “sense”ational weekly parent-child play program for children with and without special needs (18 months to 3 years) at Whatcom Center for Early Learning (WCEL). See how creative those little hands can be as they experiment and explore with paint, paper, play dough, glitter, goop and gak. The child-friendly environment at WCEL will spark your child’s imagination and self-expression while promoting socialization and motor development. Dress for mess! Contact Bellingham Parks & Rec at 360-778-7000 for more info and to sign up for the Fall Sessions: Tuesdays, Sept. 24-Nov. 12 or Thursdays, Sept. 26-Nov. 14, from 10-11:30am. Sessions held at 2001 H St., Bellingham. Cost is $99 / 8-week session. More info and to register: 360-671-3660 ext. 100 or www.wcel.net.

“Wutcraker” Auditions – Auditions for BCT’s hilarious intergenerational holiday parody, “The Wutcraker,” will be held Fri. & Sat., Sept. 27 & 28, 5:30-8pm at the Bellingham Children’s Theatre (see Theatre

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section, page 4, for more details). More info: 360-734-9999, www.bellinghamchildrenstheatre.com.

American Legion Saturday Pancake Breakfast – Join us for a pancake

breakfast on Sat., Sept. 28, 8-11am at American Legion Post 154, 5537 2nd Ave., Ferndale, next to the ball fields. Admission is $6 adults / $3 ages 6-12 / free children under 6. More info: 360-384-7474 or dahubbard10@gmail.com.

38th Annual Rummage Sale – Don’t

miss the biggest sale in the Happy Valley neighborhood! You’ll find lots of stuff and great prices on Sat., Sept. 28 from 8:30am-3pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1720 Harris Ave., Bellingham. Free. Info: office@oursavioursbham.org.

Smithsonian Museum Day Live –

Museum Day Live! is a nationwide event where participating museum and cultural institutions across the country offer free admission on Sat., Sept. 28 to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket, which can be reserved online at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. The Whatcom Museum is a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and will be participating.

Racing Pigeons – Fly with Us! Pigeon

racing appeals to everyone who appreciates animals or enjoys friendly competition. Come learn about the American Racing Pigeon Union on Sat., Sept. 28, 3-4:30pm, at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Find out if this is the hobby to get you off the couch and enthralled by the overpowering allure of these amazingly athletic birds. For adults, grades 8-12. More info: 360-305-3600.

Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms – This free event will be held Sat. & Sun., Oct. 5 & 6 from 10am-4pm and is a once-a-year opportunity for family farms across Skagit County to open their barn doors just for you! During the festival weekend, you can participate in a very special time to celebrate and share in the bounty of local agriculture, as well as connect with the farmers that provide a variety of locally grown foods and goods. Our farmers look forward to sharing their knowledge and products with you and your family! Enjoy the scenic drive as you visit the farms of your choice. Free admission. More info: 360-421-4729, skagitfarmtour@fidalgo.net or www.farmtour.com.

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Phyllis L. Ennes Poetry Contest –

The Skagit River Poetry Foundation has announced its first-ever Phyllis L. Ennes Poetry Contest. Poets from Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia are invited to submit three previously unpublished works to skagitcontest@gmail.com. Be sure to include contact information with your submission in a cover letter for each poem: name, address, email, and phone number. Reading fee of $15 for each submission. Make checks payable to SRPF, P.O. Box 238, La Conner, WA, 98257. Deadline for submissions is Oct. 15, 2013. More info: 360-840-1452, directorsrpp@gmail.com or www.skagitriverpoetry.org.

September Events at Village Books – Village Books holds many author readings and other events during the month (see calendar). All events held in the Readings Gallery unless otherwise noted. Changes, additions, and cancellations do occur. Check the website for the most complete information about our author events. • Annual Back-to-School Sale will be held Sept. 15-30. • Banned Books Week is Sept. 22-28. • 1200 11th St. in Fairhaven. More info: www.villagebooks.com or 360-671-2626.

Author Trading Chapbook Group Meeting – Join us Sat., Sept. 7 from

2-4pm for an organized event for chapbook authors at the Bellingham Alternative Library, 306 Flora St. Free admission. More info: info@altlib.org or www.altlib.org.

2nd Chapter Book Discussion Group – Join us Wed., Sept. 11, 2-4pm, at the Bellingham Central Library Adult Conference Room for a discussion of The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson. More info: Katie at 360-778-7230.

Chuckanut Sandstone Writer’s Theater Open Mic – Join us for open

mic Wed., Sept. 11, 7pm, at the Firehouse Cafe, 14th & Harris Ave. in Fairhaven. The Writer’s Theater is an “all-comers” opportunity. Free admission. More info: 360-671-9961 or joakworm@aol.com.

Books & Brews Festival: Local Authors, Local Brews – Meet local

authors and enjoy local brews at the 1st Annual Books & Brews Festival on Sat., Sept. 14 from noon-4pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave., Bellingham. The BBQ grill will be open, and the taps

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running. Books will be available for purchase (cash & credit cards). Meet PNW authors of all genres (mystery, Y/A, romance, Steampunk, sci-fi, westerns, thrillers, children’s, suspense, historical, mainstream and contemporary) while enjoying a drink and a bite to eat. Free raffle prizes every 30 minutes. Sponsored by Boundary Bay Brewery, Whatcom Writers and Publishers, and Chanticleer Book Reviews. Free admission. More info: 970-218-9628, kbrown@chantireviews.com or www.WhatcomWritersAndPublishers.org.

Memoir-Writing Program Information Session – Western

Washington University will offer a three-quarter memoir writing program starting fall 2013. A free information session for the program will be held on Wed., Sept. 18, 5:30-6:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. in Historic Fairhaven. The program, open to community members, is designed to guide participants with prompts to spark writing and insight, exercises to develop narrative voice and readings from modern memoirs. More info: 360-650-3308 or www.wwu.edu.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights – Need a

good book to keep you warm this winter? Need to freshen up your reading list? Need new ideas for your book group? David Glenn from Penguin Random House will be giving a preview of some of his most anticipated new fall titles, as well as presenting a selection of his favorite paperback gems on Thurs., Sept. 19, 3-4:30pm, at the Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room. You will also learn how the library can provide personalized reading suggestions and book kits to groups and individuals. All recommended paperback books will be available for purchase from Village Books after the book talk. More info: Katie at 360-778-7230, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Book Reading: A Simplified Map of the Real World – Stevan Allred will read from his new linked short story collection, A Simplified Map of the Real World, on Fri., Sept. 20, 7-8pm, at Village Books, 1200 11th St., in Historic Fairhaven. Fifteen linked stories chart a true course through the lives of families, farmers, loggers, former classmates, and the occasional stripper in the richly imagined town of Renata, Oregon. Free admission. More info: www.forestavenuepress.com.

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Poetry of Water – Join us at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Highway, for the experience of live poetry in an intimate setting on Fri., Sept. 20, 7-9pm. An exciting line-up of local poets will celebrate water through words for Whatcom Water Week. Refreshments will be served. For all ages. More info: Katrina Carabba at 360-305-3600.

Whatcom Poetry Series: Joan Kane and Kelsea Habecker – Joan Kane and

Kelsea Habecker share poetry Fri., Sept. 20, 7pm, at the Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St., during the final weekend of “Nature in the Balance.” Kane, winner of the Whiting Writers’ Award in 2009, is an Inupiaq Eskimo and lives in Alaska with degrees from Harvard and Columbia. Kane’s The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife, was published by University of Alaska Press. Habecker’s Hollow Out was selected by U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic for New Rivers Press. Previously, she taught in an Inupiaq village, now residing in Seattle. Cost is $5 suggested ticket price. More info: www.whatcommuseum.org.

Ecopoetics: Poetry Writing Workshop with Joan Kane – How do

we read and write poems about our relationships between human activity and our environment? In the legacy of American poetry, this workshop on Sat., Sept. 21, 10am-3pm, at Egress Studio, 5581 Noon Rd., will encourage participants to think and write about the “local” voice in the context of science, poetics, and critical approaches. Sponsored by Whatcom Poetry Series. Cost is $55; pre-registration required at 360-398-7870 or email Jim, jim@jamesbertolino.com , or Anita, akboyle@egressstudio.com.

The Chuckanut Radio Hour – Join us

for a special episode of the Chuckanut Radio Hour at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian on Mon., Sept. 23. Our special guest is Ryan Coonerty for his book The Rise of the Naked Economy. Coonerty will be interviewed by Derek Long, Executive Director of Sustainable Connections. The Honeybees will be our musical guests. Doors open at 6:30pm and taping begins promptly at 7pm (we ask that everyone be seated by 6:45pm). Co-sponsored by the Whatcom Community College Foundation, 12th Street Shoes, and the Fairhaven Village Inn. Tickets are $5 and are available at Village Books or online at

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www.brownpapertickets.com (free ticket with purchase of one hard cover copy of the book at VB). Info: 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Ferndale Friends Book Club will meet at the WCLS Ferndale Library, 2007

Cherry St., on Mon., Sept. 23, 7-9pm, to discuss Amanda Coplin’s The Orchardist. Inspired by family history and set in eastern Washington around the turn of the 20th century, the author’s debut novel is ‘masterful’ as one reviewer described. The Oct. 28 title for discussion will be The Boys In the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James Brown. More info: Jeannie Bremer at 360-305-3600.

Bellingham Reads (Book Discussion Group) – Join us as we discuss The Big Burn on Tues., Sept. 24, 6:30-7:30pm, at the Bellingham Central Library Dodson Room. New members welcome. Info: www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org or Suzanne at 360-778-7323.

2013 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival Workshops – Registration is now open

for workshops during the 2013 Quilt & Fiber Art Festival, Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 3-6. Workshops will include: Robin Atkins (beading), Thom Atkins (beading), Kathy Dunigan (hand applique), Jean Wells Keenan (free-style machine piecing), and Joen Wolfrom (color and design courses). With an array of one- or two-day workshops to choose from, we are sure you will find that unique workshop! Workshops will be held at the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, 703 S. 2nd St. Cost is $95-$225, depending on workshop. More info: 360-466-4288, info@laconnerquilts.com or www.laconnerquilts.com.

Manifesting Your Visions: Bringing Your Goals into Reality – This

workshop is a four-part series (Wed., Sept. 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 7:30-8:30pm) that explores how our state of being (physical, emotional, and mental) can affect our ability to create our goals and visions. We will go over specific tools to aid manifestation, such as various meditations, mantras, visualizations, and gemstones. Inspire Studio is located at 1411 Cornwall Ave., 2nd Floor, Bellingham. Cost is $25 per class / pre-paid $90 for all four classes. More info: waterdreams@gmail.com.

Take a Guided Imagery Journey Towards Joy Workshop – Join

Santosha Nobel, CHT, on Sat., Sept. 14 from 10:30am-noon for a brief lecture and workshop on how to clear toxic emotions

Annual Fall Kick-off Presentation & Dinner with Robert Dugoni – New

York Times best-selling author Robert Dugoni will present his journey as an author on Wed., Sept. 25 at 5:30pm at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave., Bellingham. Dugoni’s debut novel, The Jury Master, became a New York Times bestseller. Dugoni, a practicing attorney in Seattle, is the “undisputed king of legal thrillers.” Library Journal picked Dugoni’s Murder One as one of the top five thrillers of the year. Reservations required. Seating is limited. Admission is $20, which includes dinner and no-host bar. More info and reservations: 970-218-9628, kbrown@chantireviews.com or www.WhatcomWritersAndPublishers.org.

Preserving Life Stories: Starting Your Memoir – Sara Geballe of Memoir Crafters will discuss the value of preserving your life story in book form for you, your loved ones, and future generations. In this interactive session on Thurs., Sept. 26, 11am-12:30pm, at the Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room, you will experience first-hand – through the use of simple

and old patterns using guided imagery journeys, relaxation, hypnosis and energy healing. Embrace the sunny days of the last of summer and start of the fall with a brand new heart. Wise Awakening is located at 314 E. Holly St., Bellingham. Admission is $11 donation. More info: 360-922-0777, santosha@reimaging.com or www.reimaging.com.

Free Improv Workshop – Experience the magic of the games, exercises and storytelling that have evolved out of the art of improvisation. Build self-confidence, spontaneity, community and more! No experience necessary. Workshop will be held on Wed., Sept. 18, 7-9pm, 1415 Dupont St., Bellingham. Info: 360-7560756, sheila@improvplayworks.com or www.improvplayworks.com. Beyond the Basics: How to Effectively Support Your Child’s Learning at Home – On Sat., Sept. 28

prompts – how one triggered memory naturally leads to the next and the next. Sara will also describe how a personal historian can work with you to transform the sometimes daunting task of writing down your life story into a doable, rewarding, and fun project. More info: Katie at 360-778-7230, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Deming Book Club – Join the Deming

Book Club on Sat., Sept. 28, 10am-noon, for an adult-only, lively discussion of September’s book, The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Highway. More info: contact Deming Library Staff at 360-305-3600.

Book Discussion: Color of Lies – Join local author Abbe Rolnick on Sat., Sept. 28 at 4pm at Village Books for an interactive discussion of her second novel, Color of Lies. Village Books is located at 1200 11th St., Bellingham. Free admission. More info: 360-671-2626, events@villagebooks.com or www.sedropublishing.com.

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Live Your Passion Personal Empowerment Retreat – Join us on

Sat., Oct. 5 from 8:30am-4pm for this one-day immersion into your life’s goals, your purpose, and your passion with award-winning writer, speaker and inspirational radio host Stacie Zinn Roberts. Special guest Galen Emanuele will lead an interactive session on the “Power of Yes.” The retreat includes continental breakfast, lunch, beach walk (weather permitting), workbook, email follow up, and online community membership. The retreat will be held at the Waterfront Lodge at Thousand Trails, 16362 Snee Oosh Road in La Conner. Cost is $95. Info: 360-9414595, stacie@whatsyouravocado.com or www.whatsyouravocado.com.

from 9:30-11:30am, Jan Stamey (a recently retired educator of over 30 years) will be teaching parents how to support their child at home by asking critical questions that go beyond the basics. This workshop is for parents and guardians only, with children in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades. Price includes take-home materials, and a discount will be available on products used as examples during the class. Pre-registration is required. Launching Success Learning Store is located at 133 Prince Ave., Bellingham. Cost is $10. Info and to register: 360-527-

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Beginning Yoga at 8 Petals Studio –

Experience yoga in a new way. The seasons are changing, and now is a great time to change your routine! Yoga is the perfect way to invigorate your body, mind and spirit. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced student, these classes make yoga accessible to everyone. Ongoing classes meet Sun/M/W/F, 9:30am and Thurs. at 5:30pm. Cost is $15 drop-in / $20 off your first punch card (10 classes.) 8 Petals Yoga Studio is located at 1317 Commercial St., #203, Bellingham. More info: 360-319-1601, innerlightyoga@comcast.net or www.whatcomyoga.com.

Yoga Classes – Inspire Studio is offering

the following yoga classes in September: Kundalini Yoga for Women, Tuesdays, 9-10:30am; Gentle Flow Yoga, Fridays, 9-10:15am. Inspire Studio is located at 1411 Cornwall Ave., Suite 201, Bellingham. Cost is $7 for the first class (affordable packages available after). Info: 360-447-8778, kokoroyoga@gmail.com or www.kokoroyoga.com.

Gentle Yoga Classes – Join Joani for

gentle yoga classes Tuesdays and Fridays at Jazzercise, 1417 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. Joani Glasser is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT-500) specializing in yoga therapy for the back. Classes are ideal for beginners. Cost for the 5-week series is $65 for once a week (5 classes), $85 for twice a week (10 classes), or $15 per class drop-in. New morning 5-week series begins Tues., Sept. 10 or Fri., Sept. 13 at 10:45am. Free introductory classes on Tues., Sept. 3 and Fri., Sept. 6 at 10:45am. More info: 360-656-6699, YogawithJoani@yahoo.com or www.yogawithJoani.com.

Yoga Classes – 3 Oms Yoga is offering

the following yoga classes in September: Beginner’s Yoga, 4-week series (8 classes), Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 3-26, 7:15-8:45pm, $80; Yoga for Active Seniors, Tues., Sept. 17-Dec. 10, noon-1pm, 12-class series $100 / drop-in $10. 3 Oms Yoga is located at 1210 Bay St. in Bellingham. More info: 360-671-3510, connect@3omsyoga.com or www.3omsyoga.com.

Kripalu Vinyasa Flow Yoga Classes –

Inspire Studio is offering Kripalu Vinyasa Flow Yoga lessons every Wednesday in September (4, 11, 18 & 25) at 10am. Great for both beginners and seasoned yogis alike, Kripalu Yoga is a form of yoga that uses the concepts of inner focus, meditation, standard yoga poses, breathwork, development of a quiet mind, and relaxation. Cost is $10 drop-in / new student special 3 classes for $15. More info: 917-679-5118, rachel@longtimesunyoga.com or www.inspirestudiobham.com.

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18, 5:30-6:30pm, $5. • Healing Hour, Wed., Sept. 11 & 25, 5:30-6:30pm, $5. Pre-registration is not required. Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center is located at 1304 Meador Avenue, B-11, Bellingham. More info: 360-647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com or www.simplyspiritcenter.com.

Community Workshops Offered –

End of Life Choices Advance Care Planning / Advance Directive workshops are sponsored by the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement (WAHA) throughout the community. Free workshops (no registration required) will be held: Wed., Sept. 4, 6:30-8pm or Wed., Sept. 11, 1:30-3pm at Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living, 223 E. Bakerview Rd.; Mon., Sept. 9, 6-7:30pm at the Deming Public Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy.; and Tues., Sept. 10, 6-7:30pm at St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway. More info: 360-788-6526, waha.acp@hinet.org or www.whatcomalliance.org.

Run with the Chums 5k Fun Run/ Walk – Run with the Chums is a fun and

free event for all ages on Sat., Sept. 7, 10am, at Whatcom Wildlife Area, Intalco Unit (Lake Terrell Rd. south of Mt. View, Ferndale). Run or walk on trails through the scenic Lake Terrell Watershed and learn how a watershed works in this Whatcom Water Weeks event. Registration is free and participants will receive a free event t-shirt. A kid’s 1k Smolt Sprint will start at 9:30am and all racers will receive a ribbon. Festivities after the race include: refreshments, guest speakers, watershed information exhibits, kid’s activities, and water conservation prizes. Exhibitors include: Chums of Terrell Creek, Whatcom Conservation District, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, Birch Bay Water and Sewer District, Birch Bay Watershed Aquatic Resource Management District, and more. To register in advance, please visit www.chumsofterrellcreek.org. Race day registration will be available but t-shirts will not be guaranteed. More info: 360-354-2035 ext. 119 or email bwidenmeyer@whatcomcd.org.

Fairhaven Community Yoga Tea and Mindful Insights – Come and join Dr. Richard Tran every Saturday afternoon in September at 1pm in his Fairhaven office, 1224 Harris Ave., Suite 107. We will be practicing Raja yoga and reading from a book called Journey Into Your Center, by Dr. Erhard Vogel. Whether this is a stepping stone on your spiritual path, or the beginnings of a journey, everyone is welcome. Admission by donation. More info: 360-922-0626, ColorChiropractic@gmail.com or www.ColorChiropractic.com.

Evening of Readings with Jill Miller – Join local clairvoyant Jill Miller on Sat., Sept. 7 from 6-8:30pm for an evening of readings and to learn more about the life

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of a psychic! Jill will talk about her more than 30 years experience of providing readings and energy healings and the joy of helping others gain clearer insight into their lives and personal growth. Jill will also do a psychic demonstration, giving short readings to workshop attendees (as many as time allows). Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center is located at 1304 Meador Ave., B-11, Bellingham. Admission is $10. More info: 360-647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com or www.simplyspiritcenter.com.

Free Yoga Classes with Yoga Northwest – Yoga Northwest is offering

the following free classes in September: Week of Free Classes (as many as you like), Sun., Sept. 8 to Sun., Sept. 15, see online schedule for details; Kids’ Yoga Class, Tues., Sept. 17, 3:30-5:30pm; and Free Teen Yoga Class, Fri., Sept. 20, 4:15-5:15pm. Yoga Northwest is located at 1440 10th St., Bellingham. More info: 360-647-0712, bliss@yoganorthwest.com or www.yoganorthwest.com.

Fight or Flight Activation Reduction Workshop – The fight or flight reaction is

meant for short term physical emergencies. When it becomes activated as a way to deal with daily life, it causes stress, distress, and is wearing on the body. Certified EFT practitioner Daimon Sweeney has developed an effective way to reduce ongoing fight or flight activation levels which he will share, and you can experience. This workshop will be held Sun., Sept. 8 from 1-5pm at the Mount Vernon Center for Spiritual Living (1508 N. 18th St.) and Sun., Sept. 22 from 1-5pm at the Bellingham Center for Spiritual Living (2224 Yew St. Rd.). Admission is a requested contribution of $20. More info: 360-441-1195, settings@settingswork.com or www.settingswork.com.

Embodyoga Yoga Classes – Inspire

Studio is offering Embodyoga yoga classes on Tuesdays (Sept. 10, 17 & 24) from 3:30-4:30pm and Thursdays (Sept. 12, 19 & 26) from 4-5pm in September. Embodyoga is a dynamic, fluid, playful inquiry into the nature of reality as it is. It is a process of self-knowledge, selfdiscovery, and cultivation of a highly attuned body-mind awareness. You might just leave an Embodyoga class remembering what it was like when you were a starfish. Inspire Studio is located at 1411 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. Cost is $5 first class. More info: 360-325-3901, YogaInBellingham@gmail.com , www.somagaia.net , www.inspirestudiobham.com.

Holistic Healing Perspectives – Join

Dr. Richard Tran on Tues., Sept. 10, 5:30-7pm, as he dives into different ways of approaching a health problem through a holistic perspective. You’ll learn great information, find out what’s contributing to your health issues and discover patterns that are hindering your healing process. Dr.

Tran has put together a special evening to talk about effective strategies to prevent aches, pains and serious injuries. Seating is limited, so please RSVP. Color Chiropractic is located at 1224 Harris Ave., Suite 107, in Fairhaven. Free admission. Info: 360-9220626, ColorChiropractic@gmail.com or www.ColorChiropractic.com.

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Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center is offering the following classes in

September: Female Energy 101 (6-week class with Nancy Simmers), Tuesdays beginning Sept. 10, 6:30-9pm, $180; Energy Healing 101 (6-week class with Jill Miller), Fridays beginning Sept. 13, 7-9:30pm, $180. Pre-registration recommended. Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center is located at 1304 Meador Ave., B-11, Bellingham. Info: 360-6477134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com or www.simplyspiritcenter.com.

Short & Sweet Childbirth: Birth Hypnosis 101 – What if childbirth could

be easier, more comfortable, empowering and blissful? It can! Self-hypnosis is a natural state of mind that empowers you to control your body and its sensations in labor and birth. Studies have proven its effectiveness in reducing pain and speeding labor. Babies benefit as well. In this introductory seminar on Thurs., Sept. 12 from 6-8pm, you will learn the basics of how hypnosis can assist you during your baby’s birth. Cost is $15. • A 5-week (2 hours per week) course begins Thurs., Sept. 26, 6-8pm, and is intended for third-trimester moms and their birth partners. All classes will be held at 1116 Key St., Suite 103, Bellingham. Call for cost and registration. Info: 360-647-3726 or www.HeartHarmonicsHypnotherapy.com.

Experience Reiki! This regular monthly opportunity for anyone to experience Reiki Energy is held on the 2nd Sat. of every month (Sept. 14) at Unity Church, 1095 Telegraph Rd., Bellingham, from 1-5pm. Anyone is welcome to drop in and receive a Reiki treatment. Practitioners of all levels volunteer to share Reiki with those who come to receive, and to answer your questions. There is no set charge for this event; all money collected goes to Unity Church for use of the space. More info: Sally Ledgerwood, 360-224-3335 or www.greentouch.net. Free Pilates Intro Class – Please join us for this free one hour gentle introduction to pilates principles and basic core exercises on Sun., Sept. 15 at 10:15am at Joy of Pilates, 209 Prospect St., Bellingham. After class, the instructor will answer questions and help guide you in your pilates future. Limited to 8 participants. Must reserve spot 48 hours in advance. More info: 360-224-1433, info@joyofpilates.net or www.joyofpilates.net.

The North Cascade Massage Connection monthly meeting will be

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Treating.” NCMC serves and educates LMPs in Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan and Island Counties. Admission is by donation; go to website for donation information. Info: www.NCmassageconnection.org.

Hear Now and Always – The Hearing

Loss Association of Whatcom County is holding its monthy meeting on Sat., Sept. 21 from 9:30am-noon at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2600 Lakeway Dr., Bellingham. If your life is being impacted by hearing loss, whether your own hearing loss or that of someone else, drop by and see what we have to offer. We work to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss, providing information, education, support, and advocacy. Hearing assistance technology is available, and all our meetings are captioned. Free. More info: 360-738-3756 or www.hearingloss-whatcom.org.

one of the very first 18 students of Mikado Ususi, the founder of Reiki. This is the first in a sequence of two classes and will take place on Sat. & Sun., Sept. 21 & 22 from 10am-6pm at Essential Body and Soul, 1101 N. State St., Suite 300, Bellingham. Cost is $350. More info: 360-306-8957 or info@essentialbodyandsoul.com.

Bellingham Global Mala: Yoga for Peace – The 7th Annual Bellingham

Global Mala for Peace celebrates the UN’s International Day of Peace in conjunction with yoga groups practicing all over the world. Come participate in yoga, meditation, music, and deep relaxation on Sun., Sept. 22 from 12:30-4:30pm at Inspire Studio, 1411 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. Open to all (experienced,

beginners, and the curious welcome). Proceeds from a $20 donation benefit Lydia Place and Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans. More info: globalmalabham@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/groups/31358346354.

Reiki Practitioner Circle – Join Reiki

Master Sally Ledgerwood and others to share reiki on the last Wednesday of every month (Sept. 25) from 6:30-8:30pm at the Unity Church, 1095 Telegraph Rd., Bellingham. All levels are welcome. We give and receive reiki, share experiences, and expand our knowledge of healing work. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. More info: 360-224-3335, SallyJL51@comcast.net or www.greentouch.net.

Jikiden Reiki Shoden: Level 1 Class –

Jikiden Reiki is the original Japanese Reiki started in Japan, the birthplace of Reiki, and offers the only seminars presenting the original teachings of Dr. Chujiro Hayashi,

Organic Pesto-Making Class at The Bagelry – Come learn how to make the

delicious Bagelry organic pesto with Ken Ryan on Wed., Sept. 4 at 4:30pm. Using basil from Cedarville Farm, you will learn how it’s done, all while tasting local Harmony Chai Tea, munching on housemade mini-bagels, and using your pesto to create ricotta omelets. Take your pesto home after the class and use it for dinner! The Bagelry is located at 1319 Railroad Ave. in Bellingham. Cost is TBD. More info and to pre-register: www.sustainableconnections.org.

Incognito Dinner at Ciao Thyme –

Incognito is Ciao Thyme’s unconventional dinner series. Dinners are typically scheduled once or twice a month and offer a prix-fixe menu. Start with wine and appetizers, relax and enjoy while Ciao Thyme’s culinarians create a delicious multi-course meal for you and your fellow food lovers. This month’s dinner will take place on Thurs., Sept. 5 at 6pm at 207 Unity St., Bellingham. Call for pricing. More info: 360-733-1267 or www.ciaothyme.com.

Eat Local Cooking Class – Come meet

the owners of one of the newest members of the Bellingham Farmers Market: Lunaria Farm and Garden. On Tues., Sept. 10 from 6:30-9pm, delightful owners Paula Gully and Shelli Thompson will join us in the Ciao Thyme kitchen to share their story, their produce and a recipe. You’ll also enjoy Mataio’s approach to exploiting their beautiful fruits and vegetables in an array of recipes you can try at home. Varied basils, french beans, fingerling potatoes and Lunaria’s apples will be among the offerings. Ciao Thyme is located at 207 Unity St., Bellingham. Cost is $48. More info: 360-733-1267, info@ciaothyme.com or www.ciaothyme.com.

New Cooking Classes at Culinary Creations – Culinary Creation’s cooking

class schedule for fall includes: Wed., Sept. 11, Jams & Jellies, $40; Wed., Sept. 18, Salsas, $40; Wed., Sept. 25, Fruit Butters, $40; Thurs., Oct. 3, Pestos, $40; Thurs., Oct. 10, Pastas, $40; Thurs., Oct. 17, Slow Cookers, $40; Thurs., Oct. 24, Soups & Breads, $40; Thurs., Nov. 7, Holiday Gifts, $48; Thurs., Nov. 14, Cookies, $40; Thurs., Nov. 21, Apps & Tini’s, $48. All classes are from 6:30-9pm. Culinary Creations is located at 1210 11th St. in Bellingham. Classes must be prepaid. Info: 360-746-8425, cdcolman1@outlook.com.

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Cheers to Bellingham Beer Week 2013! by Stephanie Dethlefs Should we be surprised that it takes a 10-day “week” to celebrate all of the fantastic local breweries, bars and stores that sell craft beers (and their loyal patrons)? Of course not. The second annual Bellingham Beer Week, a collaborative and not-for-profit event to raise awareness of craft beers in Bellingham and the greater community, takes place from Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 29. The 2012 Bellingham Beer Week (BBW), inspired by a similar project in Seattle, started small. “Because it was assembled so late in the year, the first BBW featured a limited amount of events,” explains Aubrey Laurence, BBW 2013 planning committee chairman and freelance beer writer. “But it created lots of buzz and momentum for this year.”

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A planning committee made up of local brewers, craft beer fanatics, distributors, and bar and bottle shop owners was quickly formed to plan for 2013. “This year’s BBW will be much bigger [with] a far greater diversity of events at many more businesses across the city,” says Laurence. “But the focus will be the same: to have fun and celebrate craft beer.” Of course our local breweries – Boundary Bay Brewery, Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen and Kulshan Brewery, as well as members of the Bellingham Home Brewers Guild – are actively involved in the festivities. A number of visiting brewers will also attend and support events including Ninkasi, Yakima, Firestone Walker, New Belgium, Sierra Nevada, Elysian, Fremont, and more. To kick off the celebration on September 20, a collaboration beer by Kulshan, Chuckanut and Boundary Bay

will be canned. Chuckanut Brewery offers a tour and home brewers will demonstrate their skills at North Corner Brewing Supply on September 22. Kulshan Brewery hosts Beer Trivia Night on September 23. At noon on September 25 craft beer enthusiasts can join a bicycle tour to multiple beer destinations, beginning at noon at Boundary Bay. Boundary Bay Brewery and Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen will also both host Oktoberfest events (Boundary Bay on September 26, Chuckanut Brewery on September 28.) Local brewers are not the only ones getting in on the action. Elizabeth Station will serve up a variety of events including beer-pairing dinners and blind tastings. Beer Hunter: The Movie shows at the Pickford’s Limelight Cinema on September 24. Chuckanut Brewery and Village Books host John Holl, author of The American Craft Beer Cookbook: 155 Recipes from Your Favorite Brewpubs and Breweries on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Chuckanut Brewery. The Copper Hog presents a lager-off on the 21st, a horseshoes tournament on the 22nd, an IPA challenge on the 23rd, and the popular Barleywood Squares trivia show with a beer celebrity panel on the 27th. Additional events include special daily happy hours at Grand Ave Alehouse, tap takeovers and specialty beer nights at various locations (including Green Frog Acoustic Tavern, Bayou on Bay, Goat Mountain Pizza, The Copper Hog, and Elizabeth Station). The week culminates on September 29 with a block party at Elizabeth Station to benefit The TreeHouse, a program of Kids’ Council NW. New activities are being added to the list regularly. For more information, times and an updated list of events, visit BBW’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/bellinghambeerweek) or their new website (www.bellinghambeerweek.com). Cheers!

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Gluten-Free Baking, Tues., Sept. 17, 6:30pm, $40; Hands-On Shanghai Soup Dumplings, Thurs., Sept. 19, 6:30pm, $40; Hands-On How to Butcher and Cook Chicken, Mon., Sept. 23, time TBA, $40; Basics of Cheese-Making Part 1: Soft Cheese, Tues., Sept. 24, 6:30pm, $30; and Saturday Brunch: Croque Madame and Cider Donuts, Sat., Sept. 28, 9am, $25. Gretchen’s is located at 509 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon. More info and to register: 360-336-8747 or www.gretchenskitchen.com.

Bite of Bellingham – The 8th annual

Bite of Bellingham will take place on Sun., Sept. 22 from 12pm to 4pm at the Depot Market Square on the 1100 block of Railroad Avenue. Sponsored by several generous community sponsors, the Bite

Hidden History Gems: Tours of the Pickett House – Nestled at the edge of

the Lettered Streets neighborhood and Old Town is the Pickett House, built in 1856 and designated a museum in 1941. It is the oldest wooden house in Washington State still at its original location, built for Captain George E. Pickett while he was stationed in the area to construct Fort Bellingham. Pickett left Whatcom in 1861, going on to become the infamous Confederate General of “Pickett’s Charge” at Gettysburg during the Civil War. Second Sunday (Sept. 8) tours are offered by the Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington from 1-4pm at 910 Bancroft St., Bellingham. Admission is by donation. More info: 360-733-5873 or daughtersofpioneers@hotmail.com.

”Have a Seat: A History of Chairs” Opening Reception – This featured

exhibit of selections from the designer furniture collection of Western Washington University will be open Sept. 14-Oct. 25 at the Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. 4th St., La Conner. There will be an opening reception on Thurs., Sept. 12 from 6-8pm. The exhibit can be viewed Tues.-Sun., 11am-5pm. Admission is $5 adults / $4 seniors & children 6-12 / under 6 free / $10 families / members free. Info: 360-466-3365, museum@co.skagit.wa.us or www.skagitcounty.net/museum.

Bayview Cemetery Tours – The City

of Bellingham presents two Bayview Cemetery tours in September: “Accessibility Tour” on Fri., Sept. 13 at 12:30pm and “Grave Markers and Meanings” on Fri., Sept. 27 at 12:30pm. These are the fifth and sixth in a series of monthly tours. Park and meet at the Veterans’ Memorial on the southeast side

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encourages attendees to indulge their taste buds from a selection of more than 20 Whatcom County restaurants, with cuisine ranging from Cajun and pub fare to modern American and Chinese. All ages are welcome! Admission to the event is free, with food and beverage tickets for sale at $1 per ticket at entry. Attendees will also have an opportunity to vote for Bellingham’s “Best Bite,” “Dreamiest Drink,” “Sweetest Sweet,” “Best GlutenFree Bite” and “Best Local Bite” categories. Participants include Bayou on Bay, Bellingham Flatbread, Boundary Bay, Brandywine Kitchen, Café Rumba, Copper Hog, Goat Mountain Pizza, India Grill, Keenan’s on the Pier, Mount Bakery, Pure Bliss Desserts, The Steakhouse at Silver Reef, The Table, and more! More info: 360-527-8710 or www.downtownbellingham.com.

of the Cemetery (1420 Woburn St., Bellingham). Admission is free, but reservations are required by calling 360-778-7150. Info: bayview@cob.org or www.bayviewcemetery.com.

Monthly Fly Day will be held at the

Heritage Flight Museum, 4165 Mitchell Way, Bellingham, Sat., Sept. 21, noon4pm. See aviation history come to life and take to the skies! Flying and static displays of historic military aircraft, flight simulators, artifacts and memorabilia. Local food vendor, StrEAT Food, sells food and beverages. Suggested donation: $5 person. More info: 360-733-4422 or www.heritageflight.org.

The Exploration of George Vancouver – Maritime Washington

history buff, Dick Blumenthal, brings to life the exploration of George Vancouver in 1792, including his path through our inland waters and his place names. Blumenthal transcribed journals of early explorers in Washington’s inland waterways, from the Spanish in the 1780s to the U.S. Coast Survey in the mid-1800s. He has written several books based on the journals including The Early Explorations of Inland Washington Waters and With Vancouver in Inland Washington Waters. Join him at the Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St., Sun., Sept. 29, at 2pm. $3 suggested donation / Museum members free. More info: www.whatcommuseum.org.

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2013-2014 Dance Year Registration –

Classes are filling up, so stop by The Dance Studio to register for ballet, tap, creative, ballet technique, pointe, jazz, contemporary/lyrical, hip hop, musical theater, and adagio classes for ages 3 to adult for the 2013-2014 dance year. The first day of toe tapping starts Mon., Sept. 9, and we dance through the school year, ending with a dazzling production in June 2014! The Dance Studio is located at 1820 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. Registration fee is $10 (+ applicable class fees). More info: 360-734-1595, thedancestudio.setter@gmail.com or www.thedancestudio.net.

Fall Classes at Dancing For Joy –

Dancing For Joy (4073 Hannegan Rd., Bellingham) is registering for fall classes. We offer ballet, hip hop, jazz, tap and more. We are located in a 4,000 squarefoot space with soaring ceilings and three spacious studios equipped with sprung floors and viewing windows. We designed our facility with families in mind, creating a comfortable waiting room with wireless internet access, a toy room for small children, and a full-service specialty coffee shop. More info: 360-715-0900, info@dancing4joy.org or www.dancing4joy.org.

Master Class with Nancy Cranbourne –

Join in a fun, energetic and soulful modern dance class on Sun., Sept. 1 at 11am at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris St. in Fairhaven. Cost is $15. Info: 360-676-4113, info@dancegallery.org or www.dancegallery.org.

that’s easy to remember. Classes will be held at Bell Tower Studios, 1430 N. Garden St., Bellingham. Cost is first class $50 per month / add a class $25 per month. More info and to register: 360-714-9305, vibrantlongevity@gmail.com or www.lynnetteallen.com.

Scottish Country Dance Classes –

Come learn and enjoy the traditional social dancing of Scotland! Classes run Wednesday evenings September (4, 11, 18 & 25) through May, from 7-9:30pm. Everyone welcome. No experience necessary. Soft shoes or slippers recommended. Beginners come early for extra instruction. First class free. Discounts for paying yearly or half-yearly. The Fairhaven Public Library is located at 1117 12th St., Bellingham. Admission is $8 dropin fee. More info: www.bellinghamscd.org.

Western Line Dance classes will be

held Fridays in September (6, 13, 20, 27) at the Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd., Lynden. Beginners start at 6pm, with intermediates following at 7pm. We dance the oldies to the latest club dances. Mostly western with a little bit of rock and soul. Ages 16 and up. No partner or experience needed. This is an upbeat class with a lot of fun. Leather-soled shoes are best to dance in; tennis shoes are acceptable, but do not slide well on the floor. Great exercise! Admission is $5. Info: 360-3544325, charlene.lenn@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/LyndenLineDancers.

Swing, Latin, Ballroom Dance Party – Join us for a mini-lesson every Friday in September, followed by a two-hour dance featuring some of the best music for Swing, Latin and Ballroom Dancing (7:30-10pm). Bellingham Dance Company is located at 1705 N. State St. Admission is $7 general / $5 students, seniors, military. More info: 360-224-4082, bellinghamdancecompany@gmail.com or www.bellinghamdancecompany.com.

Ballet Bellingham Fall Classes – Fall

classes begin Sat., Sept. 7 at Ballet Bellingham, 1405 Fraser St., Suite 103. We offer ballet classes for dancers of all abilities ages 3 and up. Striving to teach classical ballet in a safe and positive environment, students from beginning to advanced will feel at ease learning to dance at Ballet Bellingham. Our curriculum teaches ballet technique in a progressive sequence that is appropriate to each student’s ability level. Register now to guarantee your spot. Classes are kept small to guarantee individual attention. No registration fees! More info and to register: balletbellingham@comcast.net, 360-7468508 or www.balletbellingham.com.

Bellingham Traditonal Jazz Society –

Dance to the New Orleans/Dixieland music of the Bellingham Dixieland All Stars at the VFW Hall, 625 N. State St., Bellingham on Sat., Sept. 7, 2-5pm. Musicians are: Bob Storms, leader/clarinet/ (continued on page 52)

Latin Dance Classes with Rumba Northwest – Learn Latin dance with

Rumba Northwest: Cuban Salsa, Mondays, 6:30-7:45pm, Bell Tower Studio (1430 N. Garden St., Bellingham); L.A. Salsa, Thursdays, 7:30-8:45pm, StudioZ (311 E. Holly St., Bellingham). Classes are $10 adults / $7 students (punch cards available). Salsa parties most Saturdays, 9:30pm, Cafe Rumba (1140 N. State St., Bellingham). Admission is $3. No partner or experience necessary! Info: 360-5957369, rumbanorthwest@gmail.com or www.rumbanorthwest.com.

Dance Classes – A Gift of Dance is now

registering for fall session! Classes offered include ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary, worship, pointe, pilates, ballroom and more! Whether you are new to dance or have danced for years, we have a place for you! New students receive 20% off monthly tuition. A Gift of Dance is located at 1897 Front St., Lynden. More info and to register: 360-318-3511, admin@agiftofdance.org or www.agiftofdance.org.

Tap Dance Classes with Lynnette Allen – Adult Beginners 2 Tap, Fridays,

1-2pm; Intermediate Tap, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm. Come and enjoy music that makes you want to dance, tap vocabulary made easy to learn, and choreography email editor@ennw.info • See www.ennw.info for “News, Reviews and Updates”

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sax/vocals; Jerry Fenwick, trumpet; Clive Collins, trombone; Steve Rudy, piano; Mike Hobbs, banjo; Art Horgen, bass; and Brent Storms, drums. Admission is $8 members / $6 students / $10 general. Info: 360-734-2973, www.btjs.webs.com.

Square Dance Lessons – Join us on

Tuesdays (Sept. 10, 17 & 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15) from 7-9pm at the Mount Vernon Senior Center (1401 Cleveland Ave.) for square dancing lessons. Square dancing is a great, low-impact exercise. Singles, couples, and families welcome. Casual attire. Free admission 1st two lessons, then $4 per lesson. More info: 360-424-4608, rosie@valleyint.com , 360-424-9675 or bevruuth5@msn.com.

Dances of Universal Peace: Meditation in Movement and Song –

The Dances of Universal Peace are a dynamic form of contemplative prayer – a multicultural celebration of the sacred in movement and voice, rhythm and melody. Meditative and uplifting group dances with simple choreography are accompanied by devotional songs and chants, honoring the world’s spiritual traditions. No previous experience is necessary. This is a fragrancefree event. The Bellingham Dance Circle meets the 3rd Friday of each month (Sept. 20), 7-9pm, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew St. Rd. Suggested donation is $5-$10. More info: 360-733-5745 or www.seattledup.org.

Contra Dance – Join the Bellingham

End of Summer Dance with USA Dance Bellingham – Come to the

Dance at BDC – Country Two Step and

Tango Popolare hosts their monthly

Country Dance Society, featuring live old-time fiddle music and callers, on Sat., Sept. 14 & 28, 7-10pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St., Bellingham. First half hour is beginner instruction. No experience needed; no partner necessary; no fragrances please. Bring your dancing feet, some soft-soled shoes and a reusable water bottle for water. Admission is $8-$10 donation at the door / students $6. More info: 360-676-1554 or dance@januscom.com. Triple Two: Learn the hottest dances for country music on Sat., Sept. 14, 7:30pm at Bellingham Dance Company, 1705 N. State St. Gear up for fairs, rodeos or just a great time out dancing! • Saturday Club Dance: Join us for West Coast Swing, Hustle, Nightclub 2 Step, East Coast Swing and Blues on Sat., Sept. 28, 7:30pm. Great music, good people, and lots of fun! Mini-lesson before each dance. Admission is $7 general / $5 students, seniors, and military. More info: 360-224-4082, bellinghamdancecompany@gmail.com or www.bellinghamdancecompany.com.

Fairhaven Library to dance the night away with an end of summer dance on Sat., Sept. 21 from 7-10pm. An East Coast Swing lesson will be taught from 7-8pm with the dance from 8-10pm. Singles and beginners welcomed. Refreshments provided. The Fairhaven Library is located at 1117 12th St., Bellingham. Admission is $10 general / $7 members and students. More info: 360-734-5676, bhamusabda@aol.com or www.bellinghamusadance.com. Experience Tango Buenos Aires Style on Sat., Sept. 21 at the Presence Dance Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, from 8-11:30pm. Join us for an evening of Argentine tango music and dancing. A free orientation lesson will be held at 8pm. Cost: $10 / $7 students. Enjoy a warm, friendly environment and a great dance floor. No partner or experience required; open to all. Info: 360-708-8076 or secure@cnw.com.

Square Dance Lessons with Rainbow Squares – Beginning Square Dance

Lessons, sponsored by Rainbow Squares, start Tues., Sept. 24 from 7-9pm at the Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd., Lynden. No experience necessary! Singles, couples, families welcome; casual attire. Admission is free for first 2 lessons, then $5 per lesson. More info: 360-733-4487 or www.sqdance.org.

English Country Tea Dance – Join us

Sun., Sept. 29 at 2pm at Rome Grange for accessible dancing to beautiful music as seen in Jane Austen movies. We will dance, break for some tea and finger foods, then dance again! All dances briefed and cued. The Grange has a beautiful maple dancing floor. Dress-up admired, but not required. The Rome Grange is located at 2821 Mount Baker Hwy. (Milepost #7), Bellingham. Admission is $10 suggested donation. More info: englishcountrydance@comcast.net or englishcountrydance.home.comcast.net.

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Like Water for Chocolate: Dinner and a Movie with Ciao Thyme –

Celebrate September Eat Local Month with Sustainable Connections and Pickford Film Center! Enjoy a locally made meal provided by Ciao Thyme and the film Like Water for Chocolate hosted on Thurs., Sept. 12 at 6:30pm at the Pickford, 1318 Bay St., Bellingham. A sensual story of forbidden romance, Like Water for Chocolate is a beautiful film that will leave you hungry for more. Cost is $125 general / $100 members. More info: 360-647-1300.

Living with Lava – The Blaine Icelandic

Heritage Society presents this film Thurs., Sept. 19, 6-7:45pm, at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. This epic 87-minute feature length documentary was shot entirely in Iceland during the summer of 2011. Using a past, present and future approach, the film tells the stories of three volcanos through the mouths of those who live in their shadows ... Eldfell, Eyjafjallajökull and Katla, including an hypnotic account of a 102-year-old man who bore witness to the 1918 Katla eruption as a little boy. In Icelandic with English subtitles. For adults. More info: Debby Farmer at 360-305-3600.

Nordic Movie Night: Thale – Join

us on Fri., Sept. 27 at 7pm for Thale, where the Huldra of Norwegian folklore come to light in this haunting thriller. Two crime-scene cleaners, on a routine clean up of an old man’s death, uncover an underground room which hides a very peculiar female. She’s been held captive in this cellar for decades, for reasons soon to surface. Norwegian with English subtitles. Not rated. Come early as seating is limited. Norway Hall is located at 1419 N. Forest St., Bellingham; please enter in rear. Free admission (donations accepted). More info: bellinghamson@gmail.com or www.wergelandlodge.com.

Doctober – Doctober is Pickford Film

Center’s month-long celebration of the best documentaries currently available for theatrical exhibition. Each year we feature documentaries that may not have received theatrical distribution, or are in distribution, but have more niche-oriented audiences and will thrive in a festival-style setting, meaning there will be something for everyone! Doctober also gives us an opportunity to work with other organizations in Bellingham to bring important issues to the community, frequently with special guests and guided discussions. Always a fun and rewarding experience. The Pickford Film Center is located at 1318 Bay St., Bellingham. Tickets are $10. More info: 360-647-1300 or www.pickfordfilmcenter.org.

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