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TABLE OF CONTENTS SEPTEMBER 2015 FEATURES: 10th Annual Girls Night Out in Fairhaven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Bellingham Books by the Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Bellingham Theatre Guild Announces Capital Campaign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Chuckanut Bay Gallery Changes Ownership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Fairhaven Gets Jazzy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 First Annual Bellstock Kicks off the Fall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 September Sustainability: Simply Superb! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Skagit River Salmon Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Whatcom Weavers Guild Conference – Sept. 9-12 in Lynden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

DEPARTMENTS: Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11 Benefits & Fundraisers . . . . . . . . . . 29 Calendar of Events . . . . . 14-18, 24-27 Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-30 Family & Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 39 Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Health & Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Home & Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Lectures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-34 Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Potpourri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Season Listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-23 Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Workshops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

On the cover: Pictured on our cover is a rendering, by Rick Mullen of Presentation Art Studio, of what the Bellingham Theatre Guild will look like after remodeling and installing an elevator. This is very exciting news for theatregoers! See feature story on page 3.

SEPTEMBER 2015 Volume 12 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 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: ©2015 Entertainment News NW. Reproduction of contents in any format is forbidden without written permission from ENNW. ENNW is only responsible for ad cost in the event of an error. Every effort has been made to gather accurate information regarding events. Please contact the sponsoring agency for more details. Printed at Lithtex NW, Bellingham, WA, USA. This Month’s Contributors: n Deborah M. Bernard received her BA in Journalism at WWU. She and her husband Joe, then spent decades living and working in Deadhorse, Alaska before returning to Bellingham. Deborah is currently writing her memoir, You Can’t Beat a Deadhorse, while freelancing as a writer and an editor. n Marla Bronstein is a playwright, director, actress and freelance writer who enjoys keeping busy and relaxing. 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 Osa Hale has been a regular contributor to Entertainment News NW since 2012. She is a graduate of Western Washington University, with a degree in visual journalism. Her work has also appeared on Portland Live, Bellingham’s KOMO News website, the Western Front, and Klipsun magazine. — Winner 2015 Mayor’s Arts Award —

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Bellingham Theatre Guild Announces Capital Campaign Guild plans to install elevator next summer by Joanna Nesbit Dig in to the stories behind the Bellingham Theatre Guild, the city’s community theater since 1929, and you begin to understand this all-volunteer theater is about relationships. Not only has the Guild performed affordable, quality plays in its H Street home since 1944 (purchased for $1500), it has played a pivotal, sometimes life-saving role over the decades, connecting newcomers to town, providing affordable acting opportunities to children, and even pulling someone from deep depression. Current board members trot out names of long-time volunteers. Dorothy Walker, who is now deceased, sought out the theater as an antidote to her divorce and contributed for more than 50 years. Dick McClure taught at Roeder School (the Bellingham School District administration building) and built coal fires in the theater basement on the afternoon of shows. Carol Osier, a current volunteer of 37 years, got involved so her 8-year-old son could pursue his acting dream at no cost (he went on to become an actor), while she learned how to do makeup, organize props, and handle ticketing. Andy, Mike, Rich, Sarah Jane, Marian, and so many more.

This photo was taken in 1990 after the Guild’s new entrance and paved parking lot were completed.

The Guild once tried to track volunteer hours and gave up at 10,000, says volunteer Doug Starcher, who built sets as a high schooler in 1973 and has remained involved. Board President John Purdie says, “There are hundreds of people who are part of making the whole operation happen. For every one person on stage, there are 14 behind the scenes.” Dedicated residents change lightbulbs, sell tickets, weed landscaping, and build sets to help the show go on. This month, with great excitement, the Guild announces its capital campaign to install an elevator, a much-needed

amenity for the building. An elevator goes beyond providing wheelchair access in accordance with modern expectations. It’s profoundly personal for the Guild “family,” who are saddened when long-time volunteers and patrons can no longer attend shows or help out due to infirmity. “I have talked to scores of people who have been faithful theater attendees over the years and now can’t go to productions because they can’t negotiate the stairs,” says Osier. “When that’s taken away, it’s quite painful. We want to be accessible to anyone who wants to come.” Discussions of an elevator have been going on for decades, but it was never the right time financially. The 1903 building required more pressing upgrades, including sprinkler systems, or risked being condemned for good. The board considered the options of relocating or building new, but learned that remodeling the existing structure is most fiscally sensible. Remodeling also preserves the character and karma of the theater. So, it’s time. To install an elevator and a new main entrance facing the parking lot, the building requires significant foundation work to accommodate the elevator’s weight. The project includes sinking “pin piles” into bedrock through the stacked rock and mortar foundation. The projected cost is $900,000, of which $400,000 has been raised over the last two years through pledges and in-hand donations. The Guild board alone contributed $150,000. “We are also actively pursuing a major grant and the support of local philanthropic organizations, and we’ve received positive indications that we’re worthy of being considered,” says Purdie. Now the Guild is turning to the community for help with the final chapter of fundraising, and is deeply grateful for your support. To complete the upgrade in Summer 2016, contributions and pledges must be received by February 2016 to greenlight the permitting process. To learn more about this unique theater, consider taking a free Behind the Curtain tour, an hour-long tour of history, stories, and exploring the building. Walk-ins are welcome, but calling ahead is helpful. Check the website, www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com , for dates and times. For more history, find a film profile at http://video.kcts9.org/ video/2365230548/ (the Guild portion starts at 12:53).

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The Bellingham Theatre Guild purchased the building at the corner of H & Dupont in 1943.

Learn more about the campaign project at www.btg4thefuture.com , or contact campaign@bellinghamtheatreguild.com or 360-733-1811. The BTG is a nonprofit 501(c)3. Here’s to the next 85 seasons accessible to all. Photos courtesy of the Bellingham Theatre Guild.

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Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival – Celebrating its 26th Season,

Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents through September. The Festival opened with The Comedy of Errors on the BMO Mainstage. Set in a whimsical Victorian steampunk world, this lively comedy is full of fun and hilarious confusion. Also on the BMO Mainstage will be the timeless tragedy, King Lear, presented in collaboration with Theatre Calgary. On the Howard Family Stage, an adaptation of Love’s Labour’s Lost will bring a 1920s Chicago feel to the intimate Douglas Campbell Theatre tent, complete with live jazz. The Festival will also present the world stage premiere of Shakespeare’s Rebel. The Festival continues through Sept. 20 and all performances are held at Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Ave., Vancouver, BC. Admission is $26-$47. Tickets and info: 604-739-0559, 877-739-0559, info@bardonthebeach.org or www.bardonthebeach.org.

Greater Tuna – A hilarious send-up of

small town morals and mores with a possible cast of dozens. Have a rip-roarin’ time with the upstanding citizens of Tuna, Texas’ third smallest town. Join us at 918 M Ave, Anacortes on Fri. & Sat., Sept. 4, 5, 11 & 12 at 7:30pm. Admission is $10. More info: 360-293-6829 or www.acttheatre.com.

The Midnight Mystery Players present two “Let’s Pretend” fairy tale radio shows – Hansel & Gretel and

Ondine, recorded before a live audience. Come watch the actors and live sound effect operators! Shows are Sept. 5 and 12 at 1pm in the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre. Fun for all ages! Suggested donation is $5. More info: 360-441-5423 or www.midnightmysteryplayers.com.

After All – A post-apocalyptic two-man

show starring Mike Mathieu (Cody Rivers Show, One-Man Wimbledon) and collaborator Ryan Sanders. The story of two residents of the distant postapocalypse, navigating life among their fellow scavengers and schemers. Though set in a bleak world, where birch bark pays the bills and dinner is always soup, this is definitely a comedy. This show is performed at the iDiOM Theater (1418 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham) Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 10-12, 7:30pm. Admission is $12 advance / $15 at door. More info: www.idiomtheater.com.

Into the Woods – Don’t miss this

touring production of Into the Woods, the Broadway musical live on stage! Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth presents Sondheim’s timeless story of life, love and the soul’s journey, told through

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the escapades of classic fairy tale character archetypes. It’s a brilliantly written show, performed by a very talented cast. Tickets are only $10 for all seats. Performance on Fri., Sept. 11 at 7:30pm at Mount Baker Theatre (104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham). Info / tickets: 360-734-6080 or www.mountbakertheatre.com.

Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth Auditions – Legally Blonde – Young

people ages 12-15 are invited to audition for Legally Blonde, the musical. There are three audition times and students need to attend all of these: Sat., Sept. 12, 11am1:30pm; Sun., Sept. 13, 5-7pm; and Mon., Sept. 14, 5-7pm. Performances will be held weekends Dec. 4-13. Director is David Post, and choreographer is Lisa Markowitz. • Les Miserable: The Musical – Actors ages 16-18 are invited to audition for a brand new theatre company in Bellingham: BAAY Pro! This show is our premier production, and the whole staff is quite excited about this! There are three audition times and participants need to attend all of these: Tues.-Thurs., Sept. 15-17, 7:30-9:30pm. Performances will be held weekends, Jan. 22-31. Director and choreographer is David Post, with musical direction by Steve Barnes. • Labyrinth – Young people ages 9-12 are invited to audition for Labyrinth (a musical) at BAAY. There are three audition times and students need to attend all of these: Fri., Sept. 18, 5-7pm; Sat., Sept. 19, 10am-noon; and Sun., Sept. 20, 5-7pm. Performances will be held weekends, Jan. 8-17. Director and choreographer is Lisa Markowitz, with musical instruction by Evan Ingalls. • All auditions will be at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (1059 N. State St., Bellingham). There is an instructional fee for participation in these shows. More info: 360-306-8531, musicpostjams@gmail.com or officemanager@baay.org.

Vaudevillingham: The Monthly Uncensored Variety Show Fundraiser for the Bellingham Circus Guild – The 15th of every month brings a totally new and 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. Two shows (7pm, family friendly; and 9pm, anything can happen) on Tues., Sept. 15 at the Cirque Lab (1401 6th St., Suite 102). Admission is $5-$10 suggested donation. More info: website@bellinghamcircusguild.com or www.bellinghamcircusguild.com.

McIntyre Hall’s Community Open House – Join us at McIntyre Hall’s

Community Open House to get a behind the scenes look at the hall and learn about Entertainment News Northwest ~ September 2015

the exciting season ahead. Visit with our community arts organizations, tour McIntyre Hall, and enjoy entertainment, refreshments, and giveaways. The box office will be open late for ticket purchases. Event takes place on Thurs., Sept. 17 from 4-7pm at McIntyre Hall (2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon). More info: 360-416-7727 or www.mcintyrehall.org.

48-Hour Theater Festival #13 –

iDiOM Theater’s longest-running event turns 13 years old! Come see six teams of sleep-deprived writers, directors and thespians perform twelve new short plays, scored by a live band. Both nights’ shows, Fri. & Sat., Sept. 18 & 19, are at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. The second night includes all new plays! Admission is $10 advance / $12 at door. Info: www.idiomtheater.com.

Bentley Awards Banquet – Please

make plans to attend the Bentley Awards Banquet in celebration of the Bellingham Theatre Guild 86th season! All cast, crew, volunteers, members, and audience are encouraged to attend this entertaining event on Sat., Sept. 19 from 5:30-10pm at Silver Reef Casino North Wing (4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale). The Bentleys will recognize outstanding contributions from all the productions of the 2014-2015 season. Great food and exciting performances promise to keep everyone entertained throughout the evening. Sparkly duds are optional! Admission is $20 members and volunteers / $35 general. More info: 360-733-1811, info@bellinghamtheatreguild.com or www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com.

Death: The Final Irony – Absurd,

terrifying, tragic, funny (and of course ironic), this collection of short scenes and monologues explores death, dying, and the afterlife. Featuring (among others): Sam Spade; three friends (a mummy, a vampire, and a zombie); an intelligent but suicidal teenager; a man beginning his bucket list years too early; and a saleswoman selling afterlife experiences. Written by longtime Skagit Valley College drama professor Andy Friedlander, and directed by Stone Town Theatre Works’ Don Drummond. Performances at the iDiOM Theater (1418 Cornwall Ave.), Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 24-26 & Oct. 1-3 at 7:30pm. Performances at Phillip Tarro Theater (Skagit Valley College), Fri. & Sat., Oct. 9 & 10 at 7:30pm. Admission is $10 advance / $12 door. More info: 360-3053524, info@stonetowntheatreworks.com or www.idiomtheater.com.

The Beaux Stratagem (NT Live) – The Lincoln Theatre (712 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon) presents The Beaux Stratagem (NT Live) on Thurs., Sept. 24 at 7:30pm. The “beaux” are Mr. Aimwell and Mr. Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield, their “stratagem” to marry for money. Encore

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broadcast on Sun., Oct. 4 at 2pm. Admission is $16 adults / $14 seniors / $12 students and children / $2 off members. More info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

PETER Comedy Trio – The PETER

Comedy Trio is Tobias Strong Childs, Jacob Alexander Foerg, and Levi Hercules Friedman, three Western Washington University alumni who met improvising in the award-winning Dead Parrots Society where they performed improv nationwide. PETER focuses on long-form improv influenced by Viewpoints, Commedia Dell’arte, Cinema, Monoscene, Fluid Edits and Rap. This show is the first of their 12-city tour from Bellingham to Phoenix and back up through the Rockies. Don’t miss this kick-off event with a new style of comedy that you have never seen before! Performance on Thurs., Sept. 24 at 10pm at The Upfront Theatre (1208 Bay St., Bellingham). Admission is $10. More info: 360-733-8855, billy@theupfront.com or www.theupfront.com.

Oliver! – Musical adaptation of Charles

Dickens’ classic about an orphan who runs away from a 19th century workhouse to hook up with a group of street urchins trained to be pickpockets. A classic tale told with well-known songs and dynamic dance numbers. Performances at the Anacortes Community Theatre (918 M Ave.) on: Fri. & Sat., Sept. 25 & 26 at 7:30pm; Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 & 22-24 at 7:30pm; and Sun., Oct. 4, 11 & 18 at 2pm. Admission is $20. More info: 360-293-6829 or www.acttheatre.com.

features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Come see the joyous musical mayhem and slews of classic Python jokes and songs. Ages 16+. Performances at Bellingham Theatre Guild (1600 H St.) on: Fri. & Sat., Sept. 25 & 26 at 7:30pm; Sun., Sept. 27 at 2pm; Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 1-3 & 8-10 at 7:30pm; Sun., Oct. 4 & 11 at 2pm. Admission is $14 adults / $12 students and seniors 62+. More info: 360-733-1811, info@bellinghamtheatreguild.com or www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com. • A special perfomance to benefit Bellingham Childcare and Learning Center will be given on Wed., Sept. 30. Doors open at 6:45pm, with a fun silent auction. All proceeds will go to BCLC to support services for families. You can purchase tickets online for this performance at www.bellinghamchildcare.com. Admission is $20 adults / $15 students 12-18. More info: info@bellinghamchildcare.com or 360-676-0950.

Little Shop of Horrors – BAAY presents this outrageous musical, edited for all ages, for free (donations accepted) at Bellingham High School Theatre (2020 Cornwall Ave.) on Sat., Oct. 3 at 2pm and 7pm. Don’t miss this event! The talent is off the charts. Admission at the door; first come, first served! More info: 360-306-8531 or officemanager@baay.org.

Monty Python’s Spamalot – Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and

Co-Parenting Communication Workshop – The Whatcom Dispute

Resolution Center (WDRC) is offering a Co-Parenting Communication Workshop Sat., Sept. 19, 9am-12pm at the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (13 Prospect St., Suite 201). This course is designed to help divorced, separated, and never married parents build skills to manage emotions, be heard, communicate effectively, and reduce co-parenting conflicts. Participants will learn how to identify stresses and triggers, appropriately manage anger, and express needs in an assertive, interestbased manner. The cost of the training is $10 and pre-registration is required. Info and registration can be found at 360-6760122, wdrc@whatcomdrc.org , or www.whatcomdrc.org/coparentingworkshop/.

Peer-to-Peer Education Class –

Peer-to-Peer is a unique, experiential learning program for anyone with a serious mental illness who is interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. Peer-to-Peer consists of ten two-hour units and is taught by a team of two trained “mentors” and a volunteer support person who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness. Registration is required, and spots are limited. Join us at 1117 12th St., Bellingham on Mon., Sept. 28, 6-8pm. Free, but registration required. More info: nami@healthsupportcenter.org , www.namiwhatcom.org/peer-to-peer.html or 360-671-4950.

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Art Showings – Trish Harding is showing

a large body of work at Blessings Salon & Spa in Fairhaven (1112 11th St.) in September. • Ann Wallace is now showing her new oil paintings of Yosemite through October at DIS (1315 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham). • Steve Reed’s colorful acrylic paintings are showing through October at WECU (1200 Harris Ave., Bellingham). • Free admission. More info: 360-3196115, trish.harding@studio-ufo.net or www.studio-ufo.net.

On Display at Jansen Art Center –

The Fabulous Fiber ‘15 Instructors Exhibit showcases a variety of textile creations by the instructors of the Fabulous Fiber ‘15 conference held at Jansen Art Center. There are fine examples of basketry, felting, tapestry, Navajo weaving, quilting, Chilkat weaving, natural dyeing, paper

arts, and spinning. The exhibit highlights the creativity of a very talented group of textile artists. • The Fabulous Fiber ‘15 Attendees Exhibit (beginning Sept. 3) will highlight items created by attendees of the Fabulous Fiber ‘15 conference and include explanations of the basics of weaving, felting, dyeing, and more. A collection of work from renowned weaver Peg Templeton will also be featured. • Photographs by Norman E. Riley, an American photographer working in the f/64 tradition popularized by Ansel Adams. His photographs are held in the permanent collections of the San Luis Obispo Museum, the Museum of Northwest Art, the Portland Art Museum, and several others. The images seen here are representative of a much larger body of work completed over a period of more

Whatcom Weavers Guild Conference — Sept. 9-12 in Lynden by Deborah M. Bernard Fabulous Fiber ’15, a conference featuring workshops in weaving, dyeing, felting, spinning and All Things Fiber, will be held at Jansen Art Center, 321 Front Street in Lynden, Wednesday through Saturday, September 9-12. Karen Selk presents the keynote address, “Textile Treasures of Asia,” Wednesday night at 7pm. A textile designer and artist since 1972, she managed Treenway Silks for three decades and travelled extensively through Asia, embracing all aspects of silk production and tradition. Workshops will tweak the imagination of fiber enthusiasts, from beginner to advanced. Choose from “Discoveries” by Judy Zugish “Everything You Wanted to Know about Learning to Weave, but Were Afraid to Ask,” “Fractal Spinning,” “Artful Embellishment,” “Small Gems in Willow Skins,” “Tapestry and Design,” “Navajo Plying,” “Take Flight Pendant,” “Raven’s Tail Weaving,” or one of a dozen more workshops. There will be exhibits from workshop leaders and attendees, informal study groups, and a vendors’ hall with an exotic diversity of offerings: Vida Nueva Rugs, hand-loomed wool Zapotec rugs from a woman’s weaving co-op in Oaxaca; fabric, supplies and “Held together by Cobwebs” products from by Catherine Nicholls Ragfinery; wool puppets and dolls from The Creative Frog; art wear and jewelry in polymer; hand-painted silk, hand dyed fabric; handspun yarns; buttons and trims; and hand-dyed fiber. The conference is presented by Whatcom Weavers’ Guild and the Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild, with help from a grant from the Association of Northwest Weavers’ Guilds. Cost is $170 to attend the entire conference. Individual workshops are available at $50 each. Keynote speech is $10. Admission to the exhibits and the vendors’ hall is free. For more info, visit whatcomweaversguild.org or contact Sheri Ward at 360-961-4956 or sheri. ward@icloud.com. “Saturday Market” by Karen Selk

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than 35 years. • The Late Summer Juried Exhibit is open to the public as a way to showcase the artistic talent in Whatcom County and the surrounding region. Each season, artists are invited to submit up to five pieces to be judged by a qualified jury made up of artists, curators, and other figures in the arts community. The selected pieces are displayed in the Jansen Art Center for the community to enjoy. All the above exhibits are on display through Sept. 25. Admission is by donation. Jansen Art Center is located at 321 Front St., Lynden. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

2016 Whatcom READS! Art Challenge Call to Artists – The

Whatcom READS! Art Challenge is done in partnership with Whatcom READS! Artists will read the book A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel by Ruth Ozeki. They will then create an art piece inspired by the novel in any medium. Art work will be displayed at the Allied Arts Gallery Feb. 5-27. Submissions are due by 5pm, Feb. 2. All mediums, genres, and skill levels are welcome to participate in the exhibit. Entry forms can be obtained at the Allied Arts Gallery downtown (1418 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham) or online at www.alliedarts. org. Applications will include an explanation on how the book inspired your art. For more information about Whatcom READS!, visit www.whatcomreads.org. For more information about Allied Arts of Whatcom County, visit www.alliedarts.org.

Calling All Artists with Disabilities –

October is Disability Awareness month. To help make the public aware of the talents of people with disabilities, Sisu Children’s Fund, WWU, BTC, Bellingham Parks and Recreation, Allied Arts, NW Therapeutic Riding Center, and Bellingham Sister Cities are co-sponsoring a dinner event to showcase artwork from persons with disabilities. This is open to anyone over the age of 18, and there will be prizes for first, second, and third place winners. The art show and dinner are scheduled for Thurs., Oct. 15 at 5:30pm at the Lighthouse Bar and Grill, Bellwether Hotel (One Bellwether Way, Bellingham). Artwork will be available for sale. Social hour at 5pm, and dinner at 6:30pm. Cost is $60 per person and seating is limited. Paid reservation deadline (for dinner) is Sept. 30. For complete information, contact Barbara Sanchez at snabblady@msn.com , sisuchildrensfund@gmail.com or call 360-671-8766.

Art is proud to present for the first time a selection of prints from Pilchuck Glass School’s Pilchuck Print Shop. Artworks were selected by co-curators Tina Aufiero, Pilchuck Artistic Director, and Lisa Young, Exhibitions Director. • From the Artist’s Eye: The images revealed in these works on paper allude to long explorations of perceptions, experiences, and observations on the part of people who have committed to art as a life’s work. Co-curated by Kathleen Rabel and MoNA Exhibitions Director Lisa Young. • Exhibits can be viewed at the Museum of Northwest Art through Sept. 24. Free admission. More info: christyl@museumofnwart.org , 360466-4446 or www.monamuseum.org.

Scenes from Cascadia – Photographer

Mike Kazimer displays a selection of images featuring the lush natural beauty of Whatcom County, as well as black and white images of Bellingham. On display in the Deming Library (5044 Mt. Baker Hwy.) through Sept. 4 during open hours. Sponsored by the Friends of the Deming Library. Free admission. More info: 360-305-3600 or www.wcls.org.

Artwood Gallery – “Jewels & Jewelry

Boxes” will be featured along with the art of Francy Blumhagen at Artwood in September. We will be open for the “Girls Night Out” event on Sat., Sept. 19 with many new pieces of jewelry to choose from. Open 7 days a week at 1000 Harris Ave., Bellingham. More info: 360-6471628 or artwood@qwestoffice.net.

La Conner Quilt Museum – The La

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Museum of Northwest Art – Richard

Fairbanks, Potter/Poet:This exhibition unites Richard’s elegantly strong ceramics, meaningful fragments of his thoughts, and photos of the artist at work. Experience understanding of what a simple country potter created during his abbreviated life, and his sense of joy from time well spent. • Pilchuck Print Shop: In the Benaroya Glass Gallery, the Museum of Northwest Visit www.ennw.info to view Entertainment News NW on your computer, smartphone or tablet

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recognized Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry). Admission to the museum is $7 and includes all exhibits. More info: 360466-4288, info@laconnerquilts.org or www.laconnerquilts.org.

New Art by Lois Dahl – Local artist Lois Dahl will show her bright colorful paintings and prints at Chuckanut Brewery (601 W. Holly St., Bellingham) until Oct. 10. All sales go directly to the artist. Check out Lois’ work at www.whimsicalrabbit.com. Free admission. More info: 360-752-3377, info@chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com or www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com.

“Back at the Park: Vintage Views from the Photo Archives” –

Bellingham’s parks have always been a locally loved and widely admired part of the city. This exhibition from the Whatcom Museum’s Photo Archives, and the second with a parks-theme, features a dozen “new” historical views of Bellingham parks, including images of Cornwall, Fairhaven, Whatcom Falls and Elizabeth Parks, among others. It’s a celebration of the community green, in glorious black and white. Museum admission. More info: 360-778-8930, museuminfo@cob.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Bellingham National Art Exhibition and Awards at Whatcom Museum –

Bellingham National 2015 is a juried exhibition featuring artworks in a variety of media, including video, photography, ceramics, mixed media, paintings and more. Representing artists from 16 states, including Washington, the exhibition will include 101 pieces from more than 60 artists. Juried by Scott Lawrimore, Director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, the exhibition attracted

more than 600 artists who submitted works to be considered. On display through Sun., Sept. 6. Museum admission. More info: museuminfo@cob.org , 360778-8930 or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Exhibit: “Helmi’s World: Symbol, Myth, Fantasy” – This exhibit presents

65 artworks (paintings, drawings, prints and ceramics) drawn from the Whatcom Museum’s collection of Helmi’s work, which numbers 250 objects. Some of her finest pieces are highlighted, including paintings of petroglyphs from Central Washington, and prints based on the Makah Wolf Dance experienced at Neah Bay. The exhibition suggests the complexity of Helmi’s vision by displaying some or her most unusual artworks, where images and symbols from a variety of cultures converge. The influences of Mark Tobey, Pablo Picasso, Scandinavian Folk Art, and Judeo-Christian and Buddhist iconography are also explored. Exhibit can be viewed through Oct. 11 at the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building (250 Flora St., Bellingham). Admission $10. Info: museuminfo@cob.org , 360778-8930 or www.whatcommuseum.org.

The Owl and the Woodpecker: Photographs by Paul Bannick –

Featuring 25 large-format, framed color prints by Seattle photographer and author Paul Bannick, The Owl and the Woodpecker introduces Whatcom Museum visitors to the most important species of owls and woodpeckers in North America. Using spectacular photos, informative text, and evocative audio recordings to illustrate how these birds define and enrich the specific habitats on which they depend, the exhibit (on display through October) highlights the critical importance of conserving those habitats.

Chuckanut Bay Gallery Changes Ownership by Marla Bronstein Chuckanut Bay Gallery & Sculpture Garden (formerly known as the Chuckanut Bay Gallery and Studio) has been owned and managed by Don and Carol Salisbury since 1986. The store is a landmark on Chuckanut Drive, just south of Fairhaven and north of Arroyo Park. Many loyal customers may be surprised to find out that Carol and Don have sold the business to allow them the joys of full retirement. The Salisburys started thinking about selling the store a year ago. Don, a production potter, had already moved his art studio to his home. Months passed. Enter Nancy and Chris Haley who had always loved the gallery. Nancy is a crafter/artisan, and specializes in garden art. When the Haleys approached the Salisburys about buying the store this past winter, things started to move slowly in that direction. The new owners took possession on August 1. Being in the Gallery comes second nature to Nancy. She says it feels like home. Carol believes they could not have found a better couple to take the business forward. The Salisburys have put so much of their heart into the Gallery that they wanted to make sure new owners would take good care of their loyal customers who continue to support the store. The Haleys are committed to continuing to offer a unique shopping experience incorporating the creativity of hundreds of contributing artisans. Carol promises to make occasional visits to the store to sub for last minute staffing support. We wish them well!

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Open Studio Painting Wednesdays & Thursdays – This is a great way to

increase your painting skills. All skill levels benefit as the instruction is easel-to-easel using your media and personal project. Join UFO members for professional instruction and spirited presentations and lively critiques. Paint and share in a community of high artistic energy and understanding. Personal style and voice recognized and highly encouraged! Local venues can be available for one person and group shows for those who build a body of work. Show opportunities at Studio UFO during Art Walks are also available. Join us on Wednesdays (Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30) or Thursdays (Sept. 10, 17 & 24) from 10am-3pm at Studio UFO (301 W Holly St., Bellingham). Cost is Weds. $225, Thurs. $135 or $55 each day. More info: trish.harding@studio-ufo.net , 360319-6115 or www.studio-ufo.net.

Artist’s Choice Exhibit at Fourth Corner Frames – It is time to celebrate

the diversity and creativity of our regional artists at Fourth Corner Frames (311 W. Holly St., Bellingham). This invitational show will include over 30 regional artists. Each of them was invited to submit up to three small works with no specific theme. The custom framing on these wonderful original pieces will be designed by the Fourth Corner Frames staff. On Fri., Sept. 4 from 6-9pm, we will host an artist reception during Downtown Bellingham’s Artwalk. The exhibition will hang in the gallery through Sept. 30. Free admission. Info: 360-734-1340, Framr4U@aol.com or www.fourthcornerframes.com.

Bellingham Art Walk Back to School Special – With school again in session, we thought we’d have a few lessons available for you. Also available for

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purchase along with our newest creations will be art supplies. Drop by and spend some time with us at Bay Street Studios (301 W. Holly St.) on Fri., Sept. 4 from 6-9pm. Free admission. More info: 360927-2571, jennychatterton@gmail.com or www.jennychatterton.com.

September Art Show – Scott Milo

Gallery (420 Commercial Ave., Anacortes) presents pastels by the members of the Northwest Pastel Society Signature Member Group. Through September, we will host a show with dozens of pastels in many genres showing the vast talent and styles of artists in our region. Artist reception is Fri., Sept. 4 from 6-9pm. Free. More info: gallery@scottmilo.com , 360-293-6938 or www.scottmilo.com.

Labor Day Weekend Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour – Come visit

beautiful Lummi Island, just 20 minutes drive from Bellingham to Gooseberry Point, where you will board a small ferry and 7 minutes later arrive at a place many artists call home. Tour their studios and learn about their process. You will meet fiber artists, ceramicists, painters, glass artists, carvers, jewelry makers and more! Event is free. Ferry is $13 per car/driver and $7 each additional passenger. You can also walk on with your bike. Watch for balloons; maps are at the Islander Store and studio locations. Sat. & Sun., Sept. 5 & 6 from 10am-6pm. More info: 360317-5807, ria@ria-harboe.com or www.lummi-island.com.

Lopez Island Studio Tour – The 19th

Annual Lopez Island Studio Tour will be presented by the Lopez Artist Guild on Sat. & Sun., Sept. 5 & 6 from 10am-5pm. This is a free, self-guided tour with 28 artist studios and 42 artists participating. This tour event invites the pubic to meet our artists, enjoy demonstrations and discussions about techniques and visions. (continued on page 10)

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Check out the Preview Gallery of Tour artists at Lopez Center and join us there at the Studio Tour Opening Reception, Fri., Sept 4, 5-7pm. Lopez Island is a stunning 40-minute ferry ride from Anacortes. Info: studiotour@lopezartistguild.org , 360-4684330 or www.lopezstudiotour.org.

Visit Sculpture Woods – Sculpture

Woods, studio grounds of Ann Morris at 3851 Legoe Bay Rd., Lummi Island, will be open to the public on the first Saturday of each month from 10am-5pm. There are sixteen large sculptures on the grounds to be visited, and the gallery of smaller works will be open. The working studio will not be open. No photos please. Park diagonally in the designated parking area, take a map for the self-guided tour, and enjoy. Free admission. More info: www.sculpturewoods.com.

Artpeace: New Art School Now in Session – There is a brand new art school

in Bellingham, offering upcycling, illustration, paper & print, painting & drawing, threads, masters, and an artisan class. For ages 5-adult. Join us in the Hannegan Square next to Dancing For Joy (4073 Hannegan Rd., Suite H, Bellingham). First class is free. More info: 360-7150900, artpeace.school@gmail.com or www.art-peace.org.

Artist in Residence: Langley West –

September’s Artist in Residence is Langley West, owner of Nocturnal Combustion FX, who will demonstrate the art of making special effects makeup appliances, covering sculpting, molding, casting, and application. Come down and watch Langley in action on Sat., Sept. 12 from 1-3pm and Sun., Sept. 27 from 2-4pm at the Bellingham Public Library (210 Central Ave.). Free. More info: 360-778-7217, jjohnson@cob.org or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Brown Bag: “Helmi’s World” Curator’s Gallery Tour – Join Barbara

Matilsky on a walkthrough of the exhibition “Helmi’s World,” as she discusses Helmi’s relationship to Northwest Coast Native American culture and how it informed this artist’s art and life. Tour takes place on Thurs., Sept. 17 at Whatcom

Museum Lightcatcher Bldg. (250 Flora St., Bellingham). Admission is $3. Info: 360778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

“Starry, Starry Night” Quilt Show –

Our biannual quilt show features a merchant mall, white elephant bazaar, a boutique, raffle basket, raffle quilt, and lots of quilts on Fri. & Sat., Sept. 18 & 19 from 10am-6pm at Birchwood Presbyterian Church (400 Meadowbrook Ct., Bellingham). Our guest artist this year is Patty Mitchell. Admission is $7. More info: td.rk@live.com , www.evergreenquilters.org.

10th Annual Downtown Bellingham Plein Air Paint-Out Artist Reception – An artists reception will be held on Fri., Sept. 18 from 6-8pm at Mindport Gallery (210 W. Holly St., Bellingham; reception admission is $55. More info: 360-3196115 or www.studio-ufo.net.

New Wheels for this Turning Earth –

September featured artist, Chris Moench, is well-known for his intricately carved and decorated prayer wheels. He also devotes much of his time to the preservation of our planet. His recent works combine these passions and embody the earth’s need for constant maintenance, in forms that are both fascinating and graceful. Meet the artist at a reception on Sat., Sept. 19 from 2-5pm. Representing more than 50 local artists, the gallery has been located in historic Fairhaven (1000 Harris Ave.) since 1969! Free admission. More info: 360671-3998 or www.goodearthpots.com.

Bilingual Spanish Tour – The Museum

of Northwest Art (MoNA) is offering free Bilingual Spanish tours. Join us once a month (Sat., Sept. 19) for a guided tour of the museum’s current exhibitions. Spanish text panels are provided throughout the museum adding context for all to enjoy. Tours are family-friendly and geared for native speakers as well as students of the language. MoNA is located at 121 S. 1st St., La Conner. Free. More info: 360-4664446, christyl@museumofnwart.org or www.monamuseum.org.

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! – In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event where participating museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. Visit www.smithsonianmag.com/ museumday/ for more info and to download your ticket. Event takes place Sat., Sept. 26 from 10am-5pm. Free admission. More info: 360-778-8930 or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Surge Festival – In partnership with the

Skagit Climate Science Consortium and the Skagit Watershed Council, MoNA is launching an event to draw attention to climate change and its impact on the Northwest’s coastal communities. The Surge Festival will engage artists to work with environmental researchers and

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educators to present the public with new perspectives on issues such as flooding and storm surge through exhibits and participatory art activities. Takes place on Sat. & Sun., Sept. 26 & 27 from 10am5pm at the Museum of Northwest Art (121 S. 1st St., La Conner). Free admission. More info: christyl@museumofnwart.org , 360-466-4446 or www.monamuseum.org.

Gallery Wall Featured Artists’ Reception – The Valley Arts Groups

present featured artists Greenwoods Photographic Arts on the Gallery Wall through mid-October. An artist reception will be held on Sat., Sept. 26 from 1-3 pm at the Creekside Cafe in the Sudden Valley YMCA (8 Barnview Court, Bellingham). The reception is free to the public and Sudden Valley residents receive a special 10% discount on any art by Greenwoods Photographic Arts, Judd and Rebecca Greenwood, photographers. More info: 360-778-2930, greenwoodsblue@aol.com or www.greenwoodsphotoarts.com.

Member Show & Open House – Have

you ever wanted to take a pottery class? Stop by our Open House and Member Show, enjoy the art, live demonstrations, snacks and learn more about our upcoming classes and events. Free! Join us (at 4058 Hammer Drive #B105, Bellingham) on Sat., Sept. 26, 1-5pm. Info: bakercreekceramics@gmail.com , 360-3935458 or www.bakercreekceramics.com.

Exhibition: “Unhinged: Book Art on the Cutting Edge” – Surveying recent directions in book art through 70 diverse works by 63 prominent artists in the field

from across the country, Great Britain, and Australia, “Unhinged” explores the limitless potential of the book as an independent medium through both intimately-scaled pieces and large installations. On display Sept. 27-Jan. 3 at the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Bldg. (250 Flora St., Bellingham). Admission is $10 general admission. More info: 360778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

2015 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival –

Join us Fri.-Sun., Oct. 2-4 for the 2015 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival in La Conner. This festival features an international juried and judged quilt and fiber arts exhibition of traditional quilts, art quilts, wearable art, and fiber art pieces on display in Maple Hall and the Civic Garden Club (both locations within a block of the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum at 703 S. Second St.). Maple Hall also features specialty vendors, a silent auction, and a hands-on demonstration room where you can try many different types of fiber art techniques throughout the weekend, such as weaving, temari, spinning, felting, sashiko, and longarm quilting, to name a few. Your admission also gives you access to the Museum, where exhibits by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry and seven students from the Gail Harker Center for Creative Studies will be on exhibit. Festival hours are 10am5pm every day. Admission is $10 per day at the door or $9 per day when purchased in advance online. For information or to purchase tickets, call 360-466-4288 or go to www.laconnerquilts.org.

First Annual Bellstock Kicks off the Fall by Joanna Nesbit The Port of Bellingham is excited to announce a new Bellingham fall event, the First Annual Bellstock, a waterfront arts and music festival sponsored by the Port, and co-hosted by Allied Arts of Whatcom County and Hotel Bellwether with the help of other local businesses. Envisioned as a fall kick-off to usher in the season, this free-admission festival will be held October 3-4 on the waterfront in front of the Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way, from 10am-7pm each day. Bring your picnic blanket to kick back for a weekend of live tunes while you enjoy a bratwurst, a brew, and local artists’ work. “This arts and music event is an all-inclusive Octoberfest event that catches people back in their fall routine and ready for a little activity,” says Tiffany DeSimone, Meetings and Events Supervisor. The Hotel Bellwether and neighboring restaurants are working together to highlight Octoberfest-themed food and BBQ, including brats, pretzels, and German Brews, as well as salmon and burgers, on the Tom Glenn Common, the 1.6-acre waterfront park and plaza just outside the hotel. The HB beer and wine garden will offer an assortment of wines, brews, and cocktails. Allied Arts will host the art festival in the Bellwether Ballroom, where some 35 art vendors will have their work available, including paintings, prints, fiber arts, pottery, photography, bath products, and more. “We are so excited about this new festival format,” says Kelly Harte, Executive Director of Allied Arts of Whatcom County. “More music, more art, and more fun in a breathtakingly beautiful setting! It is a great way to kick off all the great arts activities in October that take place throughout the county.” The music lineup features eight performance bands of varying genres that will perform on the Common’s outdoor stage, including Polecat (www.polecatmusic.com), Band Zandt (http://bandzandt.blogspot.com/), Motown Cruisers (www.motowncruisers.com) and more. For more information and updated performance schedules please visit http://www.portofbellingham.com/803/Bellstock and check back regularly. Visit www.ennw.info to view Entertainment News NW on your computer, smartphone or tablet

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Gentle Yoga Classes – Join Joani for

gentle yoga classes at The Metta Center (1602 Carolina St. #D12,, Bellingham). Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-11:45am. New session begins Sept. 1 & 3. Joani Glasser is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT-500), specializing in yoga therapy for the back, with over 30 years experience. This is a supportive, nurturing class ideal for beginners as well as those

who desire healthy back yoga. Cost is $65 for 5 classes / $15 drop-in / $10 first time / $85 for twice a week. More info: 360-656-6699, yogawithjoani@yahoo.com or www.yogawithjoani.com.

The Realities of Advanced Medical Interventions – Experienced ICU nurses

discuss in frank terms the meaning of “advanced medical interventions.” Actual patient outcomes are discussed. Some actual equipment used will be available for viewing. This is an interactive session, allowing for questions and dialogue. These nurses present in layperson’s terms the realities of what these “interventions” mean to average people and their families. Advance care planning and completing advanced directives will be discussed. Sessions will be given on: Tues., Sept. 1, 12:30-2:30pm at Lynden Community Center (401 Grover St.); Wed., Sept. 9, 6:30-8:30pm at Jerns Chapel (James St. and Sunset Ave., Bellingham); and on Sun., Sept. 20, 12:30-2:30pm at Center for Spiritual Living (2224 Yew St. Rd., Bellingham). Free admission. More info: 360-201-7840 or micki98226@aol.com.

Samurai Arts Karate – This class will

serve as an introduction to the martial art of Karate-Do. If you’ve ever wanted to try something new and get physically fit at the same time, now is your chance. By the end of your classes, you will be able to analyze potentially dangerous situations and learn how to survive or avoid them. Self-defense applications are demonstrated, and students are guided through development of practical skills. Classes meet on Tuesdays, Sept. 1-Nov. 24 at Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden). Cost is $125. More info: info@jansenartcenter.org , 360-354-3600, www.jansenartcenter.org.

Cultivating Compassionate Balance – Are you ready to strengthen your resilience, embrace kindness, and leave criticism and judgment to the side? Are there mental or emotional blocks that are holding you in depression or anxiety patterns? Join us for Cultivating Compassionate Balance (CCB), an 8-week series that blends traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research, to help you develop

qualities of acceptance, patience, empathy, kindness and compassion for self and others. Classes (either 8-week series or weekend workshop, available in-person or online) include meditation, lecture, discussion, in-class partner and small group listening and communication exercises, as well as a CD of guided meditations to keep. Amy Colvin has been practicing compassion meditation since 1996 and has been facilitating meditation since 2011. Join us at 619 Commercial Ave., “The Ballroom” beginning Thurs., Sept. 3, 6-8pm (through Oct. 22). Admission is $270 if registered by Aug. 13, $300 after Aug. 13. More info: 425-503-8886, amy@compassionatebalance.com or www.compassionatebalance.com.

North County Road Run: 25K, 10K, 5K – The North County Road Run will

occur on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend each year (Sept. 5). The setting couldn’t be more exquisite! Join us as we wind through some of the most scenic roads of Whatcom County. You will be surrounded by snow-capped peaks, the powerful Nooksack River, the fertile berry lands of Whatcom County, and the historic district of downtown Lynden, Washington. Three different courses provide an opportunity for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to participate. All courses are predominantly flat; perfect for setting those PR’s (personal records) or giving road running a try for the first time. Run start times are staggered while sharing a common start and finish line. Admission is $25 +. More info: 360-922-7094, care@e2fitnesscenter.com or www.northcountyroadrun.com.

Doc Talk: “Prostate Cancer Update” –

This discussion with urologist Sandra Hadjinian, MD, of Skagit Regional Clinics, will highlight early detection of prostate cancer and recommendations by the American Urological Association. Dr. Hadjinian will also discuss how prostate cancer can be treated or followed. Presentation on Thurs., Sept. 24 at 6pm at Skagit Valley Hospital (1415 East Kincaid St., Mount Vernon). Call Skagit Regional Health at 360-814-2424 to register. Free admission. More info: 360-814-2424 or www.skagitregionalhealth.org.

Bellingham Bay Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K – With views of

Bellingham Bay, San Juan islands, and the North Cascades, we are often called the most beautiful marathon in the Pacific Northwest. Come experience Bellingham and “Run the Bay!” Events begin in Depot Market Square (1100 Railroad Ave.) on Sun., Sept. 27 at 7:30am. Cost varies by race and registration. More info: 360-5941193, run@bellinghambaymarathon.org or www.bellinghambaymarathon.org.

Elder Care – This free two-evening

program brings clarity to the maze of support options available to older adults. Instructor Debbie Gann, CSA Director,

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Home Attendant Care (Whatcom/Skagit/ San Juan/Island Counties) has more than 25 years of healthcare experience and is a certified dementia trainer. Program meets on Wed, Sept. 30 & Mon., Oct. 5 from 5:30-8pm at Skagit Valley Hospital (1415 E. Kincaid St., Mount Vernon). Call Skagit Regional Health at 360-814-2424 or visit www.skagitregionalhealth.org.

Especially for Girls: What’s Happening to Me? – Designed for girls

ages 8-11, Skagit Regional Health offers a mother-daughter class on puberty that will help them to address the sensitive topics of physical and emotional development taught in a relaxed environment by Jean Chakraborty, MD, OB/GYN with Skagit Regional Clinics Mount Vernon. This is not a sex education class. Class meets Wed., Oct. 7 from 6-8pm at Skagit Valley Hospital (1415 E. Kincaid St.). Call Skagit Regional Health at 360-814-2424 or 360-629-6481 to register. Free admission. More info: 360-814-2424 or www.skagitregionalhealth.org.

Historic Nooksack Valley Building Model Display – Intricate models of

buildings from yesteryear, carefully handcrafted by Burton Germain, will be on display at the Everson Library (104 Kirsch Dr., Everson) through September. Free admission. More info: 360-305-3600 or www.wcls.org.

Whatcom Genealogical Society Meeting – The Whatcom Genealogical

Society will meet on Mon., Sept. 14 at 2pm at the Bellingham Elks Lodge (710 Samish Way). Program is entitled, “Let’s Get to Know Each Other: Show and Tell.”

unReal – The Lincoln Theatre and

Arlington Mountain Biking Club present the documentary film unReal on Sat., Sept. 26 at 7pm at the Lincoln Theater (712 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon). This film celebrates breaking free from the confines of reality and venturing into a boundless world. Here, glacial walls transform into mountain bike trails, rain and snow aren’t the only elements to fall from the sky, and thousand pound mammals become riding partners. Admission is $12 advance / $15 at the door / $10 kids. More info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

Free NAMI Basics Course – NAMI Basics is a free, six-session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also the parents or family caregivers of individuals who experienced emotional or behavioral difficulties prior to age 13. Join us for the course on Saturdays, Oct. 17-Nov. 28 from 10am-12:30pm at the Fairhaven Library (1117 12th St., Bellingham). Pre-registration required; children must currently be 22 years of age or younger. Free admission. More info and to register: 360-671-4950, nami@healthsupportcenter.org or www.namiwhatcom.org.

or family caregivers of individuals who experienced emotional or behavioral difficulties prior to age 13. Join us for this course on Saturdays, Oct. 17-Nov. 28 from 10am-12:30pm at the Fairhaven Library (1117 12th St., Bellingham). Preregistration required. More info and to register: 360-671-4950, nami@healthsupportcenter.org or www.namiwhatcom.org/wrap.html.

NAMI Fall WRAP for Kids – WRAP for Kids is a free program designed for children age 7-12, and is a creative and productive outlet for children coping with mental health concerns, undiagnosed or diagnosed. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also the parents

Visitors always welcome. Free admission. More info: 360-966-3860 at www.wagenweb.org/whatcom/WGS/wgs.htm.

SVGS Genealogy Seminar – Register

now for SVGS’ Genealogy Seminar on Sat., Sept. 19, 8am-4pm, at the Mount Vernon Senior Center (1401 Cleveland St.). Mary Kathryn Kozy and Jill Morelli are guest speakers. Topics include: Google Genealogy Tools; Newspaper Research; Write Your Family History; and more! Admission is $40 SVGS members / $45 non-members. More info: 360-770-0762, svgsgenealogy@gmail.com or www.skagitvalleygenealogy.org.

Sordid Lives: A Fundraiser for Skagit PFLAG and Rainbow Alliance – We will be showing the movie Sordid Lives: A Black Comedy About White Trash (Rated R) at the historic Lincoln Theatre (712 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon) on Fri., Oct. 9 at 7:30pm. All proceeds from the evening’s event will benefit Skagit PFLAG and the Rainbow Alliance from Skagit Valley College. Sponsored in part by Hair & Body Mechanix, Good Vibes Body Art, and Only Precision Piercing. Admission is $12 suggested donation. More info: hairandbodymechanix@gmail.com.

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SEPTEMBER 2015 TUESDAY 9/1/2015 Essential Cob Workshop (6 days) begins,

Bellingham, 8:30am-6:30pm, $700, 360-610-7823, carrielws7@gmail.com or www.cobdesigns.net. Gentle Yoga Class with Joani Glasser, The Metta Center, 10:30am-11:45am, $65, $85, $15 ($10 if new), 360-656-6699, yogawithjoani@yahoo.com or www.yogawithjoani.com. (pg. 12) Girls Night Out, Fairhaven, noon-10pm, $15/$30, www.girlsnightoutfairhaven.com.

The Realities of Advanced Medical Interventions, Lynden Community Center, 12:30-2:30pm, free, 360-201-7840, micki98226@aol.com. (pg. 12)

Clay Coil Illustration Class (4 weeks) begins,

Baker Creek Ceramics, 1:30-4pm, $110, 360-393-5458, bakercreekceramics@gmail.com or www.bakercreekceramics.com.

Samurai Arts Karate (13 sessions) begins,

Jansen Art Center, 5:30-7pm, $125, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 12) Free Code Camp Meetup, Bellingham Public Library, 6:30-7:30pm, free, 360-778-7217, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org or jjohnson@cob.org. (pg. 31)

Bellingham Evening Toastmasters Club,

Festival Square Condominium Clubhouse, 7-8:30pm, free, 360-756-0217, contact-4470@toastmastersclubs.org or www.4470.toastmastersclubs.org. (pg. 34) TED Talk Tuesday: World Peace, Explorations Academy’s Lower Level, 7-8:30pm, free, 360671-8085, info@explorationsacademy.org or www.facebook.com/events/778119242268043/. Weekly International Folk Dancing, Bayview Civic Hall, 7-9:30pm, 1st session free / $3 thereafter, safdancers@hotmail.com or 360-766-6866. (pg. 29)

Mount Vernon Mini-Farmers Market, Kincaid

Celestial Forecast (with free Mini-Reading),

Total Joint Replacement Class (What to Expect Before and After Surgery), Skagit

Cultivating Compassionate Balance Workshop (8 weekse) begins, Anacortes Center for

entrance of Skagit Valley Hospital, 11am-4pm, free, www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org or mvfarmer1@gmail.com. (pg. 30) Farmers Market in Fairhaven, Fairhaven Village Green, noon-5pm. Lunchtime Music (Duo Lido), Jansen Art Center, noon-1pm, free, info@jansenartcenter.org , 360-354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org. Regional Health, 1-3pm, free, 360-814-2424, vgorton@skagitregionalhealth.org or www.skagitregionalhealth.org. Healing Hour (aura/chakra healing), Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30-6:30pm, $5 / drop-in, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com , 360-647-7134 or www.simplyspiritcenter.com.

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. Upgrading to Windows 10, Everson Library, 6:30-7:45pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Yoga for Daily Living (13 sessions) begins, Jansen Art Center, 6:30-7:45pm, $125, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

“Coming out of the Cannabis Closet” with Cyd Maurer, Lakeway Inn & Conference

Center, 7-8:30pm, free, 360-734-2020, info@i502solutions.com or www.askmeaboutmarijuana.com. Scottish Country Dance Class, Fairhaven Public Library, 7-9:30pm, $8 / 1st class free, www.bellinghamscd.org. (pg. 29)

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 7:30pm, $26+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 4)

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 7:30pm, $26+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org.

THURSDAY 9/3/2015 Gentle Yoga Class with Joani Glasser, The

WEDNESDAY 9/2/2015 Chair & Gentle Yoga (10 sessions) begins,

Jansen Art Center, 10-11am, $100, 360-3543600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. Open Studio Painting, Studio UFO, 10am-3pm, Wed. $225 / Thurs. $135 / $55 per day, 360-319-6115, trish.harding@studio-ufo.net or www.studio-ufo.net. (pg. 9)

Metta Center, 10:30am. (pg. 12)

Clay Club (4 Thursdays) begins, Baker Creek

Ceramics, 1-4pm, $92, 360-393-5458, bakercreekceramics@gmail.com or www.bakercreekceramics.com. English Country Dance, Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 1:30-3pm, free, 360-474-7588, englishcountrydance@comcast.net or www.englishcountrydance.home.comcast.net. (pg. 29)

Wise Awakening, 5:30-7pm, free (bring time, date, place of birth), 360-510-3028, christinesessler@comcast.net or www.wiseawakening.com. Meditation Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30-6:30pm, $5 / drop-in, 360647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com or www.simplyspiritcenter.com. Happiness, 6-8pm, $300, 425-503-8886, amy@compassionatebalance.com or www.compassionatebalance.com. (pg. 12) Intro to Cuban Salsa & Rueda Class, Joy of Pilates & Fitness, 6-7pm, $12 drop-in, info@cubasere.com or www.cubasere.com. Balkan Dancing, Fairhaven Branch Library, 7:15-10pm, $5 donation requested / first time free, 360-380-0456. (pg. 30)

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 7:30pm, $26+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 4)

FRIDAY 9/4/2015 Levitt AMP Bellingham Music Series, Pearl

Django, Maritime Heritage Park, 11:30am1:30pm, free, concerts.levittamp.org/bellingham. Barkley Toasters, Dorothy Haggen Building, noon-1pm, free, 360-220-1151. (pg. 34)

Making Food and Snack Bags Workshop,

Ragfinery, noon-2pm, $25, 360-738-6977, shenterly@ragfinery.com or www.ragfinery.com. Valley Writers (Writing Practice Group), South Whatcom Library, 1-3pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. Western Line Dancing, Western Line Dancing, 5:45-8:30pm, Novice 6-weeks $30 / all other classes $5 per class, charlene.lenn@gmail.com , www.facebook.com/LyndenLineDancers or 360-354-4325. (pg. 30) Anacortes Gallery Walk, Old Town Anacortes (420 Commercial Ave.), 6-9pm, free, 360-2936938, gallery@scottmilo.com or www.anacortesart.com. Artist’s Choice Artist Reception, Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 6-9pm, Framr4U@aol.com , www.fourthcornerframes.com or 360-7341340. (pg. 9)

Bellingham Art Walk Back to School Special,

Bay Street Studios, 6-9pm, free, 360-927-2571, jennychatterton@gmail.com or www.jennychatterton.com. (pg. 9)

Friday Fish Fry, Farm Tunes and Old Fashioneds (featuring Prozac Mountain Boys), BelleWood Acres Farm, 6-9pm, free,

360-318-7720, info@bellewoodfarms.com or www.bellewoodfarms.com. September Art Show Artist Reception, Scott Milo Gallery, 6-9pm, free, 360-293-6938, gallery@scottmilo.co or www.scottmilo.com. (pg. 9)

September Celebration of the Arts (Open House), The Waterfront Artists’ Studios, 6-10pm, free.

Reading Hour (clairvoyant reading demonstration), Simply Spirit Reading &

Healing Center, 7-8pm, $5 / drop-in, 360-6477134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com or www.simplyspiritcenter.com.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 7:30pm, $26+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 4)

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SEPTEMBER 2015 “Greater Tuna,” Anacortes Community Theatre, 7:30-10pm, $10, www.acttheatre.com or 360-293-6829. (pg. 4) Rock-Bot (60s-00s party band), Skagit Valley Casino Resort Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SATURDAY 9/5/2015 North County Road Run, E2 Fitness Center,

7am-noon, $25 +, 360-922-7094, care@e2fitnesscenter.com or www.northcountyroadrun.com. (pg. 12) Mount Vernon Farmers Market, Mount Vernon Riverwalk Plaza, 9am-2pm. (pg. 30) Bellingham Farmers Market, Depot Market Square, 10am-3pm, www.bellinghamfarmers.org. Lopez Island Studio Tour, 10am-5pm, free, 360-468-4330, studiotour@lopezartistguild.org or www.lopezstudiotour.org. (pg. 9-10) Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour, 10am-6pm, free, 360-317-5807 or www.lummi-island.com. (pg. 9) Visit Sculpture Woods, 10am-5pm, free, www.sculpturewoods.com. (pg. 10) Your Monthly Psychic Check-up, The Center for Holistic Wellness (Sedro-Woolley), 11am4pm, $20, koleakat@hotmail.com , 360-420-2630, koleakat@hotmail.com or www.sedrowoolleyholisticwellness.wordpress.com. Mini Psychic Fair, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, noon-5pm, free admission, 360-647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com or www.simplyspiritcenter.com. (pg. 31) “Hansel & Gretel” and “Ondine,” Mount Baker Theatre Encore Room, 1pm, $5 donation, 360441-5423 or www.midnightmysteryplayers.com. (pg. 4)

NSEA’s River Steward Interpretive Stream Walk, Horseshoe Bend Trail on Mt. Baker Hwy., 1-2pm, free, mtims21@gmail.com , 503-9396761 or www.n-sea.org. (pg. 30)

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 2 & 7:30pm, $26+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org.

Whatcom Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Concert, Jansen Art Center, 3-5pm, free, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 32)

Dance to the Thomas Harris Band (with foxtrot lesson), Presence Studio, 7:15-10pm,

$10 general / $7 members and students, 360-734-5676, bhamusabda@aol.com or www.bellinghamusadance.com. “Greater Tuna,” Anacortes Community Theatre, 7:30pm. (pg. 4) The Atlantics, Edison Inn, 8:30-11:30pm, no cover, www.theoldedison.com. Rock-Bot (60s-00s party band), Skagit Valley Casino Resort Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SUNDAY 9/6/2015 Community Breakfast, Rome Grange,

8am-1pm, $5 adult / $2 kids 6-10 / free 5 and under, 360-739-9605. (pg. 29) Women’s Choir Auditions, Bellingham Sings, 9am-9pm by appt., free, 360-676-1024, info@bellinghamsings.org or www.bellinghamsings.com. (pg. 32) Lopez Island Studio Tour, 10am-5pm, free, 360-468-4330, studiotour@lopezartistguild.org or www.lopezstudiotour.org. (pg. 9-10) Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour, 10am-6pm, free, 360-317-5807 or www.lummi-island.com.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 2 & 7:30pm, $26+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org.

Sunday Jazz on the Bay: Julianne Thoma Quartet, Hotel Bellwether, 4:30-7:30pm, free, 360-392-3100.

“Community Boating Center in Fairhaven,”

Channel 10 Access Bellingham, 6-8pm, free, www.cob.org/services/education/accessbellingham, 360-778-8080 or Access@cob.org. (pg. 31)

Dances of Universal Peace in Mount Vernon,

Center for Spiritual Living, 6-8pm, by donation, 360-629-9190, jstplnfolk@gmail.com or www.SeattleDUP.org/mt_vernon.htm. (pg. 30)

MONDAY 9/7/2015 Women’s Choir Auditions, Bellingham Sings, 9am-9pm by appt. (pg. 32)

Irish & Folk Monday, Boundary Bay Brewery,

5-9:30pm, no cover, 360-820-0486, jansongsproductions@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/Irish.Mondays.Bellingham. Harmony Northwest Chorus Rehearsal, Mount Vernon Community Center, 6:30-9pm, free, 360-201-5861, contact@harmonynorthwest.org or www.harmonynorthwest.org. (pg. 32)

TUESDAY 9/8/2015 Gentle Yoga Class with Joani Glasser, The Metta Center, 10:30am. (pg. 12)

One-on-One Tech Coaching (computer, tablet, internet), Bellingham Public Library,

11am-1pm, free, dbrewer@cob.org , 360-7787210 or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday Night Jazz: Thomas Harris Quartet,

Hotel Bellwether, 5-8pm, free, 360-392-3100, ranenogales@msn.com.

A Soft Place to Land Women’s Group,

Anacortes Center for Happiness, 6-8pm, $10 or chocolate, 360-421-1618, info@anacortescenterforhappiness.org or www.anacortescenterforhappiness.org. Felt Bead Earrings Workshop, Ragfinery, 6-8pm, $25, shenterly@ragfinery.com , 360-738-6977 or www.ragfinery.com.

Interviewing Strategies: What Companies are Looking For (adults, grades 9-12), Lynden Library, 6-7:30pm, free, 360-305-3600.

Free Code Camp Meetup, Bellingham Public Library, 6:30-7:30pm. (pg. 31)

Bellingham Evening Toastmasters Club,

Festival Square Condominium Clubhouse, 7-8:30pm. (pg. 34)

Salsa Suelta Dance Class (without partners; focus on body movement and musicality),

Bellingham Dance Company, 7-8pm, $12 dropin, info@cubasere.com or www.cubasere.com. Ukulele Classes (12 weeks) begin, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 7-8:30pm, $150, www.bellinghamukuleleorchestra.com.

WEDNESDAY 9/9/2015 Fabulous Fiber ‘15 Conference begins, Jansen

Art Center, 7am-4:30pm, $170, 360-961-4956, sheri.ward@icloud.com or www.whatcomweaversguild.org. (pg. 6) Open Studio Painting, Studio UFO, 10am-3pm, Wed. $225 / Thurs. $135 / $55 per day, 360-319-6115, trish.harding@studio-ufo.net or www.studio-ufo.net. (pg. 9)

Think it, Build it with Legos (for adults and teens), Bellingham Public Library, 10am-6pm, free, 360-778-7217, jjohnson@cob.org or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

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SEPTEMBER 2015 Pianist Susan Tang, Trinity Lutheran Church,

10:30-11:30am, free, rsnyhowl@q.com , 360306-8580 or www.bellinghammusicclub.org. (pg. 32) Mount Vernon Mini-Farmers Market, Kincaid entrance of Skagit Valley Hospital, 11am-4pm. (pg. 30) Farmers Market in Fairhaven, Fairhaven Village Green, noon-5pm. Lunchtime Music: Doris Mae Bajema, Jansen Art Center, noon-1pm, free, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

End of Life Choices Advance Care Planning / Advance Directive Workshop, Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living, 1:30-3pm, free, 360-788-6526, waha.acp@hinet.org or www.whatcomalliance.org.

Healing Hour (aura/chakra healing), Simply

Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30-6:30pm, $5 / drop-in, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com , 360-647-7134 or www.simplyspiritcenter.com.

An Overview of the Six Kinds of Orthodox Chinese Tea (with tasting), South Whatcom Library, 6-7pm, free, 360-305-3600 or www.wcls.org.

The Realities of Advanced Medical Interventions, Jerns Chapel, 6:30-8pm, free. (pg. 12)

A Taste of Dance with Rumba Northwest,

Lynden Library, 7-8:30pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Author Event: David R. Gross (“Travels With Charlize”), Village Books, 7-8pm, free,

Intro to Cuban Salsa & Rueda Class, Joy of

Pilates & Fitness, 6-7pm, $12 drop-in, info@cubasere.com or www.cubasere.com. Balkan Dancing, Fairhaven Branch Library, 7:15-10pm. (pg. 30) “After All,” iDiOM Theater, 7:30pm, $12 advance / $15 at door, www.idiomtheater.com.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 7:30pm, $26+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 4) Night Beat: Pianist Susan Tang, First Congregational Church, 7:30pm, $15. (pg. 32)

FRIDAY 9/11/2015

360-733-1599, events@villagebooks.com.

Fabulous Fiber ‘15 Conference, Jansen Art

360-671-9961, Joakworm@aol.com. (pg. 40)

Annual Fall Book Sale, Deming Library,

CSWT Open Mic, Colophon Cafe, 7-8:30pm, free, Learn About Essential Oils, Simply Spirit

Reading & Healing Center, 7-8:30pm, $5, 360-647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com or www.simplyspiritcenter.com. Scottish Country Dance Class, Fairhaven Public Library, 7-9:30pm. (pg. 29)

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 7:30pm, $26+, Wine Wednesday +$20, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 4)

THURSDAY 9/10/2015 Fabulous Fiber ‘15 Conference, Jansen Art Center, 7am-4:30pm. (pg. 6)

Open Studio Painting, Studio UFO, 10am-3pm, 360-319-6115. (pg. 9)

Gentle Yoga Class with Joani Glasser, The Metta Center, 10:30am. (pg. 12)

Bellingham Greek Fest, St. Sophia Greek

Orthodox Church, 11am-9pm, free admission, St.Sophia.Bellingham@gmail.com or 360-7348745. (pg. 37)

Whatcom Museum Advocates: “Exploring Book Art” with Elsi Vassdal Ellis, Old City

Hall Rotunda Room, noon-1pm, free, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. Fall Program Preview, Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 1-3pm, free, AcadLL@wwu.edu , 360-650-4970 or www.wwu.edu/all. (pg. 34) English Country Dance, Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 1:30-3pm. (pg. 29) Meditation Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30-6:30pm, $5 / drop-in, 360-647-7134, www.simplyspiritcenter.com. Beginning Quilting Workshop, Ragfinery, 6-9pm, $45, shenterly@ragfinery.com , 360-738-6977 or www.ragfinery.com.

Center, 7am-4:30pm. (pg. 6)

10am-4pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 40) Bellingham Greek Fest, St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 11am-9pm, free admission, 360-734-8745. (pg. 37) Sh’Bang! A Festival of Ideas, Lookout Arts Quarry, 4-8pm, cost varies, 520-405-7814, claymazing@gmail.com or shbangfest.com. (pg. 37) Western Line Dancing, Western Line Dancing, 5:45-8:30pm. (pg. 30)

Friday Fish Fry, Farm Tunes and Old Fashioneds (featuring Dr. Feelgood & The Firm Believers), BelleWood Acres Farm,

6-9pm, free, info@bellewoodfarms.com , 360-318-7720 or www.bellewoodfarms.com. Sons of Norway Potluck and Program, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6pm, free, 360-7152186. (pg. 31) “After All,” iDiOM Theater, 7:30pm. (pg. 4)

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 7:30pm, $26+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. “Greater Tuna,” Anacortes Community Theatre, 7:30-10pm. (pg. 4) “Into the Woods,” Mount Baker Theatre, 7:30-9:30pm, $10, 360-734-6080. (pg. 4)

Nepal Adventure with Doreen Richmond & Jim Lane, Island Library, 7:30-8:30pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Idol Eyez (high energy dance), Skagit Valley

Casino Resort Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SATURDAY 9/12/2015 Fabulous Fiber ‘15 Conference, Jansen Art Center, 7am-4:30pm. (pg. 6)

Pancake Breakfast by Sumas Lions Club and Sumas Senior Center, Sumas Community Senior Center, 8-10am, by donation, 360-988-2714.

Art Workshop with Anita Luvera Mayer: Embellishing the Surface, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Bldg., 9am-3:30pm, $100 general / $90 Museum members / $30 lab fee / pregistration required, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. Mount Vernon Farmers Market, Riverwalk Plaza, 9am-2pm. (pg. 30)

AAUW Monthly Meeting: “Robotics for Middle School Girls in Bellingham Public Schools,” YWCA, 10am-noon, free, lswrights@gmail.com. (pg. 34)

Annual Fall Book Sale, Deming Library, 10am-4pm. (pg. 40)

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SEPTEMBER 2015 Bellingham Farmers Market, Depot Market

Square, 10am-3pm, www.bellinghamfarmers.org.

Intermediate Jewelry Metalsmithing Intensive Workshop (2 days) begins, Bellingham Metal

Arts Guild (BMAG), 10am-5pm, $185 + $20 kit fee, info@BellinghamMetalArtsGuild.org , www.BellinghamMetalArtsGuild.org or 360-201-0236. Skagit River Salmon Festival, Waterfront Park at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge, 10am-7pm, free, 360-542-7912, skagitriverfest@gmail.com or www.skagitriverfest.org. (pg. 38) Whatcom County Farm Tour, Whatcom County, 10am-5pm, free, sara@sconnect.org , 360-6477093 or www.sustainableconnections.org. (pg. 36) Behind the Scenes @ BPL Tour, SkillShare at Bellingham Central Library, 10:30-noon, free, 360-778-7217, jjohnson@cob.org or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. SPARK Museum Static Electricity (kids), South Whatcom Library, 10:30am-12:30pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Auditions for Legally Blonde (3 days) begin,

BAAY, 11am-1:30pm, free, 360-306-8531, musicpostjams@gmail.com. (pg. 4) Bellingham Greek Fest, St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 11am-9pm, free admission, St.Sophia.Bellingham@gmail.com. (pg. 37)

Introduction to the Sacred Hebrew Alphabet,

Tree of Life Sanctuary, 11am-1pm, $25, 360-592-0924, Info@TreeofLifeSanctuary.org or www.TreeofLifeSanctuary.org. OysterFest, BelleWood Acres Farm, noon, $20, 360-318-7720, info@bellewoodfarms.com or www.bellewoodfarms.com.

TAG, META, and Lincoln Theatre Drive for the Arts, Avalon Golf Links, noon, $100 per player / $400 per team / $200 per sponsorship, 360336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. (pg. 29) Open Auditions for “The Nutcracker,” Ballet Bellingham, 12:15pm, free, 360-746-8508, balletbellingham@comcast.net or www.balletbellingham.com. (pg. 30) Artist in Residence: Langley West, Bellingham Public Library, 1-3pm, free, jjohnson@cob.org , www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org or 360-7787217. (pg. 10)

Experience Reiki with various practitioners and students, Unity Church, drop-in 1-3pm, by donation, 360-224-3335, www.greentouch.net.

“Hansel & Gretel” and “Ondine,” Mount Baker Theatre Encore Room, 1pm, $5 donation, 360441-5423 or www.midnightmysteryplayers.com.

Meet Author Joei Carlton Hossack (“RV Traveling Tales”), Blaine Library, 1-2:30pm,

Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) Jam, St.

James Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 3-5pm, suggested donation: $5, 360-510-4386 or www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com. (pg. 33)

Paint a Bookend for the Sumas Library (grades K-8; dress for mess), Sumas Library, 3-4pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 37)

Sh’Bang! A Festival of Ideas, Lookout Arts Quarry, 4-8pm. (pg. 37)

Makedonians (village music of Greece and Macedonia), Cafe Akroteri, 5:30-8:30pm, free,

360-676-5750, markelly@oz.net or www.themakedonians.com. Vertical Swingband, Vartanyan Estate Winery, 6-8pm, $7, 360-756-6770, info@vewinery.com or www.vewinery.com. The Walrus, Wild Buffalo, 7-9:30pm, $7, www.holdmyticket.com/event/215302. (pg. 33) “After All,” iDiOM Theater, 7:30pm. (pg. 4) “Greater Tuna,” Anacortes Community Theatre, 7:30pm. (pg. 4) Tango by the Bay Milonga, Squalicum Yacht Club, 8-10:30pm, $10 general / $7 members and students, bhamusabda@aol.com , 360734-5676 or www.bellinghamusadance.com. Idol Eyez (high energy dance), Skagit Valley Casino Resort Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SUNDAY 9/13/2015 Bellingham Greek Fest, St. Sophia Greek

Orthodox Church, 11am-8pm, free admission, 360-734-8745. (pg. 37)

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 2 & 7:30pm, $26+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. People of the Sea and Cedar Tour, Syre Education Center, 2-3pm, $5, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 37) Bellingham Laughter Club, Terra Organica in the Bellingham Public Market, 4-5pm, free, 360-734-4989, therapeuticstudio@msn.com or www.worldlaughtertour.com. (pg. 31) Sh’Bang! A Festival of Ideas, Lookout Arts Quarry, 4-8pm. (pg. 37) Sunday Jazz on the Bay: Sonja Lee Band, Hotel Bellwether, 4:30-7:30pm, free, 360-392-3100. Floating Lantern Pet Memorial, Lake Padden (W. Entrance at Samish Way), 6-9pm, $15 per lantern, floating-lantern@lifecyclepet.com , www.floating-lantern-pet-memorial-bellingham.com or 360-778-9578.

MONDAY 9/14/2015

free, 360-305-3637, www.wcls.org.

Computer Basics: Tips for Making Windows Work Better for You, Blaine Library, 10am-

1-2pm, free. (pg. 30)

Whatcom Genealogical Society Meeting,

NSEA’s River Steward Interpretive Stream Walk, Horseshoe Bend Trail on Mt. Baker Hwy., Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 2 & 7:30pm, $26+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org.

1pm, free, 360-305-3637, www.wcls.org.

Bellingham Elks Lodge, 2pm, free, www.wagenweb.org/whatcom/WGS/wgs.htm or 360-966-3860. (pg. 13)

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Community Give Back (Holistic Wellness Treatments), The Center for Holistic Wellness

(Sedro-Woolley), 4-7pm, $5 treatment, koleakat@hotmail.com , 360-420-2630 or www.sedrowoolleyholisticwellness.wordpress.com. Irish & Folk Monday, Boundary Bay Brewery, 5-9:30pm, no cover, 360-820-0486 or www.facebook.com/Irish.Mondays.Bellingham.

Hidden Gems in Whatcom County (hidden parks, trails, restaurants, stores, with treasure map!), Bellingham Public Library,

5:30-6:30pm, free, jjohnson@cob.org , 360778-7217 or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

End of Life Choices Advance Care Planning / Advance Directive Workshop, St. Luke’s

Health Education Center, 6-7:30pm, free, 360-788-6526, waha.acp@hinet.org or www.whatcomalliance.org/end-of-life-care. Harmony Northwest Chorus Rehearsal, Mount Vernon Community Center, 6:30-9pm. (pg. 32)

Nookchat: Community Storytelling (featuring Former Fire Chief Anton Neyens), Everson Library, 6:30-8pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

TUESDAY 9/15/2015 Clothed Figure Drawing Session, Studio UFO,

10am-noon, $16 + $2 cash model tip model / preregistration required, www.studio-ufo.net , 360-319-6115 or trish.harding@studio-ufo.net. Energy Healing 101 (6 weeks) begins, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 10am12:30pm, $180 / pregister, 360-647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com or www.simplyspiritcenter.com. Gentle Yoga Class with Joani Glasser, The Metta Center, 10:30am. (pg. 12)

One-on-One Tech Coaching (computer, tablet, internet), Bellingham Public Library,

11am-1pm, free, dbrewer@cob.org , 360-7787210 or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 2 & 7:30pm, $26+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. Tuesday Night Jazz: Milo Peterson Trio, Hotel Bellwether, 5-8pm, free, 360-392-3100, ranenogales@msn.com.

Massage Connection CE Presentation: “Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue Techniques for the Posterior and Lateral Neck” with Brian Utting, Garden Street Methodist Church, 5:45-9pm, admission cost at www.NCmassageconnection.org.

Communicating with Spirit 101 (6 weeks) begins, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center,

6:30-9pm, $180, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com , www.simplyspiritcenter.com or 360-647-7134. Free Code Camp Meetup, Bellingham Public Library, 6:30-7:30pm. (pg. 31) Vaudevillingham, The Cirque Lab, 7 & 9pm, $5-$10 suggested donation, website@bellinghamcircusguild.com or www.bellinghamcircusguild.com. (pg. 4)

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SEPTEMBER 2015 Bellingham Community Chorus Welcomes New and Returning Members, Moles Farewell Tributes, 7-9pm, $50 registration. (pg. 33)

Bellingham Evening Toastmasters Club,

Festival Square Condominium Clubhouse, 7-8:30pm. (pg. 34) Salsa Suelta Dance Class, Bellingham Dance Company, 7-8pm, $12 drop-in, info@cubasere.com or www.cubasere.com. Weekly International Folk Dancing, Bayview Civic Hall, 7-9:30pm, 1st session free / $3 thereafter, 360-766-6866.

Auditions for “Les Miserable: The Musical” (3 days) begin, BAAY Theatre, 7:30-9:30pm,

Gongfu Cha: The Chinese Tea Ceremony (with sampling), South Whatcom Library,

6-7pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. BUG@Roeder, Roeder Home, 7-8:30pm, free, 360-734-1792, bhamuke@gmail.com. (pg. 33) Scottish Country Dance Class, Fairhaven Public Library, 7-9:30pm. (pg. 29)

THURSDAY 9/17/2015 Open Studio Painting, Studio UFO, 10am-3pm, 360-319-6115. (pg. 9)

Gentle Yoga Class with Joani Glasser, The Metta Center, 10:30am. (pg. 12)

free, 360-306-8531, officemanager@baay.org. (pg. 4) Northwest Classical Guitar Society, Fairhaven Library, 7:30-9pm, free-$2, 360-647-0639, www.facebook.com/NWClassicalGuitarSociety.

Brown Bag: “Helmi’s World” Curator’s Gallery Tour, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher

WEDNESDAY 9/16/2015

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 1 & 7:30pm, $26+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. English Country Dance, Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 1:30-3pm. (pg. 29) No Sew Braided Rugs Workshop, Ragfinery, 3-4:30pm, $10, shenterly@ragfinery.com , 360-738-6977 or www.ragfinery.com. Community Open House, McIntyre Hall PAC, 4-7pm, 360-416-7727, www.mcintyrehall.org. (pg. 17)

Open Studio Painting, Studio UFO, 10am-3pm, 360-319-6115. (pg. 9)

Mount Vernon Mini-Farmers Market, Kincaid

entrance of Skagit Valley Hospital, 11am-4pm. (pg. 30) Farmers Market in Fairhaven, Fairhaven Village Green, noon-5pm. Lunchtime Music: Sylvia Bos, Jansen Art Center, noon-1pm, free, 360-354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org. Newcomers Club, Bellingham Golf & Country Club, noon-2pm, $16 / luncheon and speaker / call to reserve, 360-354-4662 or www.WhatcomNewcomers.org.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 1 & 7:30pm, $26+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 4)

Total Joint Replacement Class (What to Expect Before and After Surgery), Skagit

Regional Health, 1-3pm, free, 360-814-2424, vgorton@skagitregionalhealth.org. Healing Hour (aura/chakra healing), Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30-6:30pm, $5 / drop-in, 360-647-7134, www.simplyspiritcenter.com.

Building, 12:30pm, $3, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 10)

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Peaceful Poetry Writer’s Workshop (K-12),

Bellingham Public Library, 4-5pm, free, 360778-7200, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Meditation Hour, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30-6:30pm, $5 / drop-in, 360-647-7134, www.simplyspiritcenter.com. Beginning Quilting Workshop, Ragfinery, 6-9pm, $45, shenterly@ragfinery.com , 360-738-6977 or www.ragfinery.com. Intro to Cuban Salsa & Rueda Class, Joy of Pilates & Fitness, 6-7pm, $12 drop-in, info@cubasere.com or www.cubasere.com. Travelogue Series, Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room, 7-9pm, $3 suggested donation, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 39) Balkan Dancing, Fairhaven Branch Library, 7:15-10pm. (pg. 30)

FRIDAY 9/18/2015 Annual Fall Book Sale, Deming Library, 10am-4pm. (pg. 40)

“Starry, Starry Night” Quilt Show, Birchwood

Presbyterian Church, 10am-6pm, $7, td.rk@live. com or www.evergreenquilters.org. (pg. 10) Barkley Toasters, Dorothy Haggen Building, noon-1pm. (pg. 34) Valley Writers (Writing Practice Group), South Whatcom Library, 1-3pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Auditions for “Labyrinth” (3 days) begin,

BAAY Theatre, 5-7pm, free, 360-306-8531, officemanager@baay.org. (pg. 4) Western Line Dancing, Western Line Dancing, 5:45-8:30pm. (pg. 30)

10th Annual Downtown Bellingham Plein Air Paint Out Artist Reception, Mindport Gallery, 6-8pm, trish.harding@studio-UFO.net , 360319-6115 or www.studio-ufo.net. (pg. 10)

Friday Fish Fry, Farm Tunes and Old Fashioneds (featuring Blue Eyed Mary),

BelleWood Acres Farm, 6-9pm, free, 360-3187720, info@bellewoodfarms.com or www.bellewoodfarms.com. Women of Alchemy Women’s Group, Center for Holistic Wellness (Sedro-Woolley), 6:30-7:30pm, donation only, 360-420-2630, www.sedrowoolleyholisticwellness.wordpress.com or koleakat@hotmail.com. Music Night (praise and worship), Bread and Wine Fellowship, 7pm, free, 360-440-4047, betty@thereforenow.com or www.breadwine.org. 48-Hour Theater Festival #13, iDiOM Theater, 7:30pm, $10 advance / $12 at door, www.idiomtheater.com. (pg. 4)

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 7:30pm, $26+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 4)

James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash,

Lincoln Theatre, 8-10pm, $20, 360-336-8955, tobie@lincolntheatre.org or www.lincolntheatre.org. (pg. 33)

Fritz & the Freeloaders (acoustic-based rock, pop, alt-country), Honey Moon, 8:15pm, no

cover, info@honeymoonmeads.com , 360-7340728 or www.honeymoonmeads.com. M-80s (80s pop/new wave), Skagit Valley Casino Resort Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com. 48-Hour Theater Festival #13, iDiOM Theater, 9:30pm, $10 advance / $12 at door, www.idiomtheater.com. (pg. 4)

SATURDAY 9/19/2015 Breakfast, VFW Post 9301, 8-11am, $6 general

/ free kids 5 and under, 360-303-6818, peggydeem@gmail.com. (pg. 29) Pancake Breakfast, Ferndale Senior Activity Center, 8-11am, $6 adults / $3 kids / free 3 and under, 360-384-6244, manager.fsac@gmail.com. (pg. 29) Pancake Breakfast, Blaine Senior Center, 8-11am, $6 adults / $4 kids, 360-332-8040, www.blaineseniorcenter.com. (pg. 29) SVGS Genealogy Seminar, Mount Vernon Senior Center, 8am-4pm, $40 SVGS members / $45 non-members, 360-770-0762, svgsgenealogy@gmail.com or www.skagitvalleygenealogy.org. (pg. 13) (calendar continued on page 24)

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CALENDAR ’Tis the 2015–2016 Season Academy for Lifelong Learning 516 High Street, MS 9102, Bellingham, WA 98225-9102

A.L.L. Programs include traditional liberal arts and sciences topics with an emphasis on interdisciplinary exploration, utilizing formats that encourage discussion and exchange of knowledge. Programs are open to all interested adults, regardless of age or educational background. Courses (registration deadline): • Northwest Native Trees and Their Ecology (registration deadline Tues., Sept. 8, 2015) • To Die Laughing: Radio Comedy in the Last Century (Friday, Sept. 25) • Russia and Ukraine (Mon., Sept. 28) • The Harlem Renaissance (1919 to 1935) (Tues., Sept. 29) • America at the Crossroads (Wed., Oct. 7) • Voting: Processing the Ballot is More than Just Counting (Thurs., Oct. 15) • Halloween Fright II: Classic Horror Movies of the 1940s (Sat., Oct. 24) • Russian History Through Music (Fri., Oct. 30) • The Wonderful World of Microfossils (Tues., Nov. 3) • Election 2016: Identity Politics (Prelude) (Wed., Nov. 4) • Ella Higginson: The Forgotten Pacific NW Author (Tues., Nov. 5) • The Wonder Of It All (Thurs., Nov. 12) • Marvelous Mollusca (Wed., Dec. 2) • Japanese Garden Principles for Western Gardens (Fri., Dec. 4) • Repairing the Climate (Tues., Dec. 29) • Innovative Avian Adaptations (Wed., Dec. 30) • Six Plays of Sophocles (Wed., Dec. 30) • Thirsty Anyone? (Thurs., Dec. 31) • The Gnostic Gospels: Ancient Roots of Modern Religion (Fri., Jan. 1, 2016) • Dido and Aeneas: The Opera (Tues., Jan. 5) • Election 2016: Identity Politics in the Primary Season (Wed., Jan. 20) • Oriental Rugs Primer (Tues., Feb. 2) • The Shocking Future of Vehicle Transport (Thurs., Feb. 11) Excursions (registration deadline): • Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (registration deadline Mon., Sept. 14) • Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tour to Fort Langley (Thurs., Sept. 24) • Skagit Opera’s “Hansel and Gretel” at McIntyre Hall (Mon., Oct. 26) • UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver B.C. (Mon., Nov. 23) Prices vary by program – see online or printed catalog for details Phone: 360.650.4970 Email: acadLL@wwu.edu Web: www.wwu.edu/all

2015 Exhibitions – 2015 Juried Artist Series: Monthly Exhibits featuring regional artists held June through November. • The Art of Light and Technology: A collaborative exhibit with SPIE Dec. 4-20. 2015 Special Events – Bellstock: Oct. 3 & 4 Over 30 artists and craftspeople gather at the Bellingham Waterfront. • 36th Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts: Nov. 20-Dec. 24 featuring over 100 of the finest artists in the area on exhibit with live music and family art projects on the weekends. 2016 Exhibitions – Jan. 8-30: Annual Members’ Show • Feb. 5-27: WhatcomREADS! Art Challenge • March 4-26: Elevation: the art of Cascadia with Recreation NW and Adventures NW Magazine • April 1-30: RARE: Recycled Art Resource Expo • 2016 Juried Artist Series: Monthly Exhibits featuring regional artists held June thru Dec. 2016 Special Events – April 1 & 2: Recycled Arts Resource Expo (RARE) • May 6: Children’s Art Walk • Nov. 18-Dec. 24: 37th Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts. Gallery and Thrift Store hours: Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat., noon-5pm Phone: 360.676.8548 Web: www.alliedarts.org

2015-16 Season: BAAY Pro: Into the Woods (Sept. 11, 7:30pm, Mount Baker Theatre) • Les Miserables (Jan. 22-31) • Tommy (June 23-26) BAAY Rep: Little Shop of Horrors (Oct. 3, 2 & 7pm, Bellingham HS) • Legally Blonde (Dec. 4-13) • Mary Poppins (June 3-12) BAAY Jr.: Labyrinth (Jan. 8-17) • Alice in Wonderland (May 6-15) BAAY presents: The Skylark (original musical) March 18-27 • Best of BAAY 10th Anniversary Celebration (May 21, the Majestic) BAAY Pixie Theatre: Silly Snow White (Nov. 13, 14, 20 & 21, 6pm) • Willy Wonka (April 15-24) Summer Session, 2016: The Lion King (late June/ early July) • Original Musical by Steve Barnes and the Students (July) • Godspell (August) All performances at the BAAY Theatre unless otherwise indicated Info: 360.306.1543 Email: david@baay.org Web: www.baay.org

Baker Creek Ceramic Studio

Bellingham Chamber Chorale

4058 Hammer Drive #105, Bellingham, WA 98226

Workshops include: Throwing on the Potter’s Wheel, Thursdays, Sept. 24-Oct. 22 (5 sessions), $170 • Clay Coil Illustration, Tuesdays, Sept. 1-22 (4 sessions), $110 • Introduction to Handbuilding with Clay, Wednesdays, Sept. 23-Oct. 21 (5 sessions), $160 • Open House, Sat., Sept 26, FREE • Handbuilding and Sculpting, Tuesdays (4 sessions), Oct. 6-27, $110 • Handbuilding with BIG Tools, Wednesdays, Oct. 28-Nov. 25 (5 sessions), $160 • Alternative Surfaces, Thursdays, Oct. 29-Nov. 19 (4 sessions), $130. Phone: 360.393.5458 Email: bakercreekceramics@gmail.com Web: www.bakercreekceramics.com

Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY) 1059 N. State St., Bellingham

1225 E. Sunset Drive, Ste. 145, #395 Bellingham, WA 98226

2015-2016 Season: Bach - Cantatas BVW 61 & 147: Sat., Dec. 5, 2015 • Mozart - Requiem & Ave Verum Corpus: Sat., March 12 (Bellingham) and Sun., March 13, 2016 (Mt. Vernon) • American Hymns & Spirituals: Sat., May 21 Tickets: $5-$20, available 1 month prior to concert, through website/Brown Paper Tickets or for pickup at local retailers listed on website. Phone: 206.238.3927 Email: info@bccsings.org Web: www.bccsings.org

Bayshore Symphony 17071 Wood Rd., Bow, WA 98232

Allied Arts of Whatcom County

1418 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225

• New exhibits featuring artwork by regional artists – opening receptions for all shows are held the first Friday of every month from 6-9pm in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk; Arts Supply Thrift Store and Arts Education Programs.

Fall concerts: Sat. & Sun., Nov. 14 & 15, 2015 Winter concerts: Sat. & Sun., Feb. 27 & Feb. 28, 2016 Spring concerts: Sat. & Sun., May 14 & 15, 2016 Ticket prices: $15 suggested donation, free for children 12 and under Phone: 360.724.7300 Email: shelross@gmail.com Web: www.bayshoremusicproject.com

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’Tis the 2015–2016 Season Bellingham Metal Arts Guild, (BMAG) 2620 North Harbor Loop Dr., Suite #6, Bellingham, WA 98225

BMAG Board and Member Meetings — The Board will meet at 6pm and Members meet at 7pm, on Thursdays, Sept. 10, Oct. 8 and Nov. 12. Monthly meetings during the winter will be announced at a later date. “Intensive” Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing (Sat. & Sun., Sept, 19 & 20) • Hydraulic Press Workshop (Sat. & Sun., Sept. 19 & 20) • Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing (new session starts Mon., Sept. 21) • Byzantine Chain Bracelet Workshop (Sun., Oct. 4) • Basic Gemstone Identification Workshop (Tuesdays, Oct. 6, 13 & 20) • Ingot & Rolling Machine Workshop (Sat. & Sun., Oct. 10 & 11) • PMC: The Basics (Wed., Oct. 14) • “Intensive” Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing (Sat. & Sun., Oct. 24 & 25) • Intermediate Jewelry Metalsmithing (5 Mondays beginning Nov. 9). BMAG is a WA State Non-Profit Corporation promoting the Metal Arts in our community through educational classes & lectures at our studio facility. Web: www.BellinghamMetalArtsGuild.org

Bellingham Music Club P.O. Box 193, Bellingham

2015-2016 Centennial Night Beat Season: Thurs., Sept. 10: Dr. Susan Tang, piano • Thurs., Oct. 8; Sat., Oct. 24 and Sat., Nov. 21: A Swell Party with Cole Porter • Thurs., Dec. 3: Jeremy Berry, viola • Thurs., April 7, 2016: WWU Award Winners and Western Treasures • Thurs., May 5: Jeremy Deschane, piano • Thurs., June 2: Kathryn Copland, soprano. Special event Thurs., Nov. 5: Benefit Concert featuring Martin Kuuskmann, bassoon. Tickets are $15, on sale one month in advance or at the door; “6 for $60” discount season pass available at www.bellinghammusicclub.org and at the first concert. Nov. 5 benefit concert is $20 (not included in season pass). Night Beat concerts start at 7:30pm at First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, except the Cole Porter shows on Oct. 8 and 24 at Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave., and Nov. 21 at Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden. Excerpts from Night Beat programs are also presented during free, shorter concerts on Wednesday mornings of the same week (Oct. 7 in the case of A Swell Party with Cole Porter) at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. Phone: 360.306.8580 Emails: rsnyhowl@gmail.com , bellinghammusicclub@gmail.com Web: www.bellinghammusicclub.org

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Bellingham Public Library 210 Central Avenue, downtown Bellingham

Fairhaven Branch Library 1117 12th Street, in Fairhaven

Barkley Branch Library

3111 Newmarket Street #103, in Barkley Village

Connecting our community with each other and the world to read, learn, meet and discover! Dozens of free other special events and on-going programs each month for adults, teens and children, particularly focusing on: early learning, literacy, technology and other key life skills; art, writing, creativity and do-it-yourself, and much more. Check our calendar of events, online at www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org or stop by any of our three locations in Bellingham. Web: www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org

Bellingham Senior Activity Center

315 Halleck Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

• Sat., Sept. 19: Harvest Celebration, 5:30pm, $15 • Wed., Oct. 14: What’s Next: Medicare Awareness, 9am-2pm, free • Fri., Oct. 30: BOOzy Bingo: Costume party bingo karaoke night • Tuesdays: After hours Tai Chi by instructor Paul Mulholland, 5:30pm, $3.50 for members, $4.50 for non-members • Tuesdays: Trail Hop’ers, 5:30pm. Phone: 360.733.3040 ext. 1020 Email: cbell@wccoa.org (Christy Bell) Web: www.wccoa.org

Bellingham Theatre Guild 1600 H Street, Bellingham WA 98225

Sept. 25-Oct. 11: Monty Python’s Spamalot • Nov. 27-Dec. 13: A Tuna Christmas • Jan. 29Feb. 14, 2016: Baby, The Musical • Feb. 29March 12: Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival • April 22-May 8: August: Osage County • June 10-26: Anything Goes Tickets: $14 Adults, $12 Students/Seniors 62+, $8 Children Phone: 360.733.1811 Email: info@bellinghamtheatreguild.com Web: www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com

Clan Heather Dancers

Whatcom County’s School of Scottish & Irish Dance

Event location: Syre Center, Whatcom Community College (237 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham) — The Reel Competition: Scottish Highland Dance (Sat., Oct. 24), $6 adults, $3 students / seniors • Celtic Arts Highland Dancing Championship (Sat., Feb. 13, 2016), $7 adults, $4 students • The Reel Competition: Scottish Highland Dance (Sat., Oct. 22, 2016), $6 adults, $3 students Entertainment News Northwest ~ September November 2013 2015

Event location TBD — St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in the Pacific Northwest (March 12-20, 2016), free community performances. Highland Dance Camp (July 4-7, 2016) in Mount Vernon Phone: 360.715.8682, toll-free: 877.467.8648 Email: dance@clanheather.com Web: www.clanheather.com FB: https://facebook.com/clanheather

Good Earth Pottery

1000 Harris Ave. in Historic Fairhaven

Exhibitions — September Featured Artist: Chris Moench, Reception Sept. 19 • October Featured Artist: Rob Beishline • November Featured Artist: Lonnie Schang, Reception Nov. 27 • Historic Fairhaven Holiday Art Walk, Nov. 27 • December Featured Artist: Carrie Selting – and more handmade gift ideas from over 50 local artists! Open late Friday nights in December. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm Phone: 360.671.3998 Email: theteam@goodearthpots.com Web: www.goodearthpots.com

La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

703 South Second St., La Conner, WA

Exhibitions — Oct. 8-Nov. 22, 2015: Best of the Festival, top award-winning entries from our 2015 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival • Oct. 14: Artist Reception, 4-6pm (free and open to public) • Oct. 9-Dec. 30, 2015: Great Lakes Seaway-War of 1812 Quilt Challenge and Illusions & Shadows with Colleen Wise • Nov. 25-Dec. 30: Christmas Dolls by Gloria Burke and Victorian Christmas Trees with Quilts from the ruling years of Queen Victoria • Dec. 2: Artist Reception, 4-6pm (free and open to public). • Watch our website for Make & Take Weekends in December • Jan. 6March 27, 2016: Traditional Quilts-Hand Quilting & Trapunto by Donna Hanson Eines and Beyond the Surface with the Whidbey Island Surface Design Association • Mar. 30-Jun. 19, 2016: A Magical Journey of Hand Applique by Kathy McNeil, Clothing: Art & Embellishment by Anita Luvera Mayer, and La Conner in Bloom Challenge (April) • Jun. 22-Oct. 2, 2016: Japanese Quilting with Sachiko Yoshida • Oct. 6-Dec 30, 2016: Ekphrastic by Fiber Arts Network and The Nature of Place with Charlotte Bird and Ree Nancarrow Hours: Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm (open 7/days a week in April) Admission: $7 per person; $5 military & student with ID; members and children under 12 free. Phone: 360.466.4288 Email: info@laconnerquilts.org Web: www.laconnerquilts.org

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CALENDAR ’Tis the 2015–2016 Season Lincoln Theatre

712 South First Street, Downtown Mount Vernon

Sat., Sept. 12: TAG/META/Lincoln Theatre Golf Tournament • Thurs., Sept. 24 & Sun., Oct. 4: NT Live The Beaux’ Stratagem • Sat., Sept. 26: unReal • Sat., Oct. 3 & Sun., Oct. 11: MET Live in HD Il Trovatore (Verdi) • Sat., Oct. 10: The Original Comedy Night • Thurs., Oct. 15 & Sun., Nov. 8: NT Live Hamlet • Sat., Oct. 17 & Sun., Oct. 25: MET Live in HD Otello (Verdi) • Fri.-Sat., Oct. 23 & 24; Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 29-31 and Nov. 5-7: TAG presents Rocky Horror Show • Sun., Oct. 18 & Sat., Oct. 24: My Fair Lady 50th Anniversary • Sat., Oct. 31 & Sun., Nov. 15: MET Live in HD Tannhäuser (Wagner) • Sun., Nov. 1 & Tues., Nov. 3: Oklahoma 60th Anniversary • Sun., Nov. 8: Fantasia 70th Anniversary • Thurs., Nov. 19 & Sun., Dec. 27: NT Live Coriolanus • Sat., Nov. 21 & Sun., Nov. 29: MET Live in HD Lulu (Berg) • Fri.-Sat., Nov. 27-28; Thurs.-Sat., Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 10-12: META presents Cats • Sun., Dec. 6: Good Lovelies • Sat. Dec. 12 & Sun., Dec. 20: MET Live in HD The Magic Flute (Mozart) • Sun., Dec. 13: Celtic Yuletide • Sat., Jan. 16 & Sun., Jan. 24, 2016: MET Live in HD Les Pêcheurs de Perles (Bizet) • Fri., Jan. 29: Paula Poundstone • Sat., Jan. 30 & Sun., Feb. 14: MET Live in HD Turandot (Puccini) • Sun., Jan. 31: International Guitar Night • Sat., March 5 & Sun., March 13: MET Live in HD Manon Lescaut (Puccini) • Sat., April 2: Loudon Wainwright III • Sat., April 2 & Sun., April 10: MET Live in HD Madama Butterfly (Puccini) • Sat., April 16 & Sun., April 24: MET Live in HD Roberto Devereaux (Donizetti) • Sat., April 30 & Sun., May 8: MET Live in HD Elektra (Strauss) • Sat., June 25: Dudestock 2016, The Big Lebowski • Sat., Aug. 13: BrewFest on the Skagit 2016 Phone: 360.336.8955 Email: info@lincolntheatre.org Web: www.lincolntheatre.org

Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tours Lummi Island

• Labor Day Weekend Tour 2015: Sept. 5 & 6 • Holiday Tour 2015: Nov. 14 & 15 • Memorial Day Weekend Tour 2016: May 28 & 29 • Labor Day Weekend Tour 2016: Sept. 3 & 4 • Holiday Tour 2016: Nov. 12 & 13. View a great variety of artwork by dozens of Island artists at multiple locations. 10am-6pm each day (except Holiday Tour 10am-5pm). Free admission; ferry fare is currently $13 for car, $7 per person. Accompanied children under age 12 and passengers age 12-19 ride free! Phone: 360.758.7121 or 360.317.5807

Lynden Performing Arts Guild

All performances at The Claire – the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, in the Dutch Village Mall in Lynden (655 Front St.)

2015-16 Season: • Moon Over Buffalo (Sept. 17-Oct. 4) • Bye Bye Birdie (Nov. 19-Dec. 6) • The Odd Couple (female version) (Feb. 18-March 6, 2016) • Oliver (May 5-22). Adults $12, Students (10-22) & Seniors (62+) $10, Kids (3-9) $8 Box Office opens 10 days prior to opening night. Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com 30 days before opening night. Phone: 360.354.4425 Email: clairevgtheatre@gmail.com Web: www.clairevgtheatre.com FB: www.facebook.com/theclairetheatre

Skagit Valley College Music Department: • Sounds of the Season Concert, Tues., Dec. 1 • Jazz Festival, Tues., March 1 • Music Makes the World Go Round Concert, Wed., March 9 • America’s Music Concert, Wed., June 8 Theater Arts Guild: • Mary Poppins, March 18-20, 24-27, 31 & April 1-2 Info/tickets/schedule updates: Web: www.McIntyrehall.org Phone: 360.416.7727 ext. 2

McIntyre Hall

2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

McIntyre Hall Presents: • Community Open House, Thurs., Sept. 17 • Girls Night Out: The Musical, Sat., Oct. 10 • Noah Guthrie, Fri., Oct. 16 • Peter Mawanga & the Amaravi Movement, Fri., Oct. 30 • Mistatim, Red Sky, Thurs., Nov. 19 • The Boom Booms, Fri., Nov. 20 • Greatest Pirate Story Never Told, Sun., Nov. 22 • Aurelio Martinez, Sat., Jan. 30 • Metales M5, Thurs., Feb. 11 • Turtle Island Quartet, Sat., Feb. 12 • Lunasa, Fri., March 4 • A Man’s Requiem, Seop Dance Company, Sat., March 11 • Laney Jones & The Spirits, Sat., April 22 • Locarno, Fri., May 6 Fidalgo Youth Symphony: • Fall Concert, Sat., Oct 31 • Holiday Concert, Sat., Dec. 12 • Spring Concert, Sat., March 12 • Finale Concert, Sat., June 4 Northwest Ballet Theater: • The Nutcracker, Sat. & Sun., Dec. 19 & 20 • Alice in Wonderland, Sat., May 14 Mount Vernon High School Choir Department: • Fall Concert, Thurs., Oct. 22 • Winter Concert, Wed., Dec. 16 • Finale Concert, Mon., June 6 Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music Department: • Dallas Brass Live!, Tues., Oct. 20 • Fall Gala Concert, Wed., Nov. 18 • Festival Concert, Tues., March 8 • On Broadway! Concert, Thurs., June 2 Skagit Opera: • Hansel & Gretel, Fri. & Sun., Nov 6, 8, 13 & 15 • Norma, Fri. & Sun., April 8, 10, 15 & 17 Skagit Symphony: • Gala Concert, Sat., Oct. 24 • Holiday Concert, Sat., Dec. 12 • Family Concert, Sun., Jan. 31 • Masterpiece Concert, Sat., March 12 • Classic Concert, Sat., May 7 Skagit Valley Academy of Dance: • The Nutcracker, Fri.-Sun., Dec. 4-6 Skagit Valley Chorale: • Heralding Christmas, Fri. & Sun., Dec. 11 & 13 • Celebrating in Song, Sat. & Sun., April 30 & May 1

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’Tis the 2015–2016 Season Mount Baker Theatre

104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, WA 98225

2015-16 Season Lineup: • UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro, and Mickey Virtue, Fri., Oct. 2 • Carlos Nunez, Fri., Oct. 9 • An Evening with Jake Shimabukuro, Sat., Oct. 24 • 42nd Street, Mon., Nov. 2 • David Sedaris, Sat., Nov. 14 • Stunt Dog Experience, Sat., Nov. 21 • Melissa Etheridge, Mon., Nov. 23 • LeAnn Rimes, Sat., Dec. 5 • Craig Ferguson, Thurs., Dec. 17 • Cirque Ziva, Fri., Jan. 15, 2016 • Silent Film: Charlie Chaplin Triple Feature, Sun., Jan. 24 • Flashdance The Musical, Wed., Jan. 27 • Dr. Stephen Robinson: Achieving the Dream of Spaceflight, Sat., Feb. 6 • Bullets Over Broadway, Mon., Feb. 8 • Hooking Up With The Second City, Sun., Feb. 14 • Take 6, Sat., Feb. 20 • Silent Film: Long-Lost Sherlock Holmes starring William Gilette, Sun., Feb. 21 • A Fiddler’s Feast featuring Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Sat., Feb. 27 • Silent Film: Action Double Feature: Hell’s Hinges starring William S. Hart and The Americano starring Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., Sun., March 13 • Solas, Thurs., March 17 • The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, Sun., March 20 • PostSecret: Unheard Voices, Sat., April 2 • globalFEST: Creole Carnival, Tues., April 12 • Saturday Night Fever The Musical, Thurs., April 14 • Million Dollar Quartet, Wed., April 20 • Patti LuPone, Sat., April 23 • 50’s Dance Party, Sat., May 14 Tickets as low as $10, on sale now! The 2015-16 season sponsor is Saturna Capital. The Mount Baker Theatre receives support from a Tourism Facilities Grant from the City of Bellingham. Phone: 360.734.6080 tickets@mountbakertheatre.com Web: www.mountbakertheatre.com

Northwest Ballet Theater 1417 Cornwall Ave., Ste. 201, Bellingham, WA 98225

17th Season: • The Nutcracker – Sat. & Sun., Dec. 5-6, Blaine PAC; Fri.-Sun., Dec. 11-13, Mount Baker Theatre; Sat. & Sun., Dec. 19-20, McIntyre Hall, $12-$30 • Northwest Dance

Festival – Sat., March 19, 2016 Mount Baker Theatre • Alice in Wonderland – Sat., May 14, McIntyre Hall; Fri. & Sat., May 21-22 Mount Baker Theatre, $12-$30. Tickets: Mount Baker Theatre, 360.734.6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com , or McIntyre Hall, www.mcintyrehall.org , 360.416.7727; or Blaine PAC Performances, 360.714.1246 or www.northwestballet.org Discounts (20%) for children, students, groups and seniors available. Phone: 360.714.1246 Email: info@northwestballet.org Web: www.northwestballet.org

Sehome High School’s Little Theater 2700 Bill McDonald Parkway, Bellingham WA 98225

Our Season: The Crucible (Nov. 18-22, 7:30 & 2pm) • Little Women: The Musical (May 19-22, 2016, 7:30 & 2pm) • New Playwright’s Festival (Jan. 2016) Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 students/ seniors. Group rates available. Contact: Kandace.Arens@bellinghamschools.org Phone: 360.676.6470 ext. 5271 Web: sehome.bellinghamschools.org

Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center 1304 Meador Avenue, B-11, Bellingham, WA 98229

Healing Hour - every Wednesday, 5:30pm, $5 Meditation Hour - every Thursday, 5:30pm, $5 Reading Hour - first Friday of the month, 7pm, $5 Learn About Essential Oils class - second Wednesday of the month, 7pm, $5 Six-Week Classes Series - new series starts weeks of 9/15/15, 11/1/15, 1/10/16, 2/28/16, 4/17/16, 6/5/16, 9/11/16, 10/30/16. Each six-week series is $180 Mini Psychic Fair, 9/5/15 & 9/3/16, 12 noon-5pm, no admission fee. Readings: $15, Energy Healing $10 Phone: 360.647.7134 Email: admin@simplyspiritcenter.com Web: www.simplyspiritcenter.com

Skagit County Historical Museum 501 South 4th Street, La Conner

Exhibitions — through Oct. 11 – “Back to Our Roots: The History of Farm to Table in Skagit County” • through Nov. 8 – “What Is It?” Mysteries of the Museum • Oct. 22-Dec. 31 – “Grand Coulee to Grunge: Eight Stories That Changed the World” • Nov. 27-Dec. 31 – “Skagit Christmas,” Step back to 1869 and winter in Skagit County

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Activities — Sat. & Sun., Nov. 28 & 29 – Craft Fair featuring hand-crafted items from local artists • Sun., Dec. 6 – “Christmas is for Kids,” handson crafts and cookie decorating classes and more Admission $5 adults, seniors and children 6-12 $4, under 6 free. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 11am-5pm. Phone: 360.466.3365 Email: museum@co.skagit.wa.us Web: www.skagit county.net/museum.

Skagit Opera

P.O. Box 1756, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

At McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon, 2501 E. College Way on the Skagit Valley College Campus. • Hansel and Gretel by Englebert Humperdinck, Nov. 6, 8(m), 13, 15(m), 2015 sung in English • Norma by Vincenzo Bellini, April 8, 10 (m), 15, 17(m), 2016 (sung in Italian with English subtitles). Tickets, available Sept. 1, are $25-$59. (m=matinee) at McIntyre Hall Box office. At Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd., Bellingham • Cosi fan Tutte by WA Mozart (concert version), Jan. 17(m), 2015. Tickets, available Dec 1, $75 (includes champagne tea). See website for more information. Phone: 360.422.5070 Email: info@skagitopera.org Web: www.skagitopera.org

Skagit Symphony Thirty-sixth Concert Season, 2015-2016: • Gala Concert featuring the Fourth Inversion woodwind quartet: Sat., Oct. 24, 2015 • Holiday Concert presents selections from the Nutcracker and highlights the Skagit Symphony Chorus in Handel’s “Messiah”: Sat., Dec. 12 • Special Family Concert (adults $10, children and students free): Sun., Jan. 31, 2016 • Masterpiece Concert with oboe soloist, Jennifer Weeks: Sat., March 12 • Classic Concert features Jim Gaudette on French Horn: Sat., May 7 All concerts at McIntyre Hall. Individual tickets: $40 / $30 / $25 / $20 / students with ID and children always free (Military with ID and seniors discount of $3). Season tickets are available for the four subscription concerts (Family Concert has special pricing). McIntyre Hall Box Office: 360.416.7727, 866.624.6897, or at www.McIntyreHall.org. Info Web: www.skagitsymphony.com Symphony office: 360.848.9336

360.599.6827


CALENDAR ’Tis the 2015–2016 Season Skagit Valley Casino Resort

I-5 Exit 236 (Bow Hill Road), 5984 N. Darrk Lane, Bow, WA

Upcoming Entertainment in The Pacific Showroom: Sebastian Maniscalco: Fri. & Sat., Sept. 25 & 26, tickets $28-$32 • Elton The Early Years: Sat., Oct. 17, tickets $20-$24 • Bret Michaels True Grit Tour: Fri. & Sat., Oct. 23 & 24, tickets $55-$60 • 36th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition Semifinals: Fri., Nov. 20, tickets $21-$25 • Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone: Fri. & Sat., Dec. 4 & 5, tickets $45-$50 Phone: 1.877.275.2448 Web: www.theskagit.com

Western Washington University Department of Music / College of Fine & Performing Arts

2015-2016 Music Events: • Tues., Oct. 20: Sanford-Hill Piano Series • Thurs., Nov. 5: Sapphire Trio • Tues., Nov. 10: Concert Choir • Thurs., Nov. 12: Wind Symphony • Sun., Nov. 15: University Choir • Tues., Nov. 17: Sound Culture (Phil Minton/Torsten Muller) • Fri., Nov. 20: WWU Orchestra • Sun., Nov. 22: “A Light in the Darkness” (WWU Concert Choir) • Mon., Nov. 23: Composers of Western (COW) • Tues., Dec. 1: Chamber I • Wed., Dec. 2: WWU Symphonic Band • Thurs., Dec. 3: Chamber II • Fri., Dec. 4: Jazz Ensembles • Mon., Feb. 1, 2016: WWU Orchestra • Wed., Feb. 17: Heavy Metal concert • Fri., Feb. 19: Sanford Hill Piano Series • Tues., Feb. 23: Concert Choir • Thurs., Feb. 25: Wind Symphony • Tues., March 1: University Choir • Wed., March 2: Paul Roberts Piano Concert • Thurs., March 3: Piano Masterclass • Thurs., March 3: Composers of Western (COW) • Fri., March 4: Jazz Ensembles • Mon., March 7: WWU Orchestra • Tues., March 8: Chamber I • Wed., March 9: WWU Symphonic Band • Thurs., March 10: Chamber II • Sun., March 13: Sound Culture (Andersson/ Gallois/de Saram trio) • Tues., April 5: Percussion Ensemble • Fri., April 8: Sanford-Hill Piano Series • Fri., April 15: WWU Opera • Sat., April 16: Western Washington Day of Percussion • Sat., April 16: Piano Area Event • Fri.-Sun., April 9-10 & 15-17: WWU Opera • Mon., April 25: WWU Orchestra • Sat., May 7: Collegium Musicum • Fri., May 13: Guitars of Western • Sun., May 15: Back 2 Bellingham Choral Concert • Tues., May 17: Trombone Ensemble • Thurs., May 19: Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band • Tues., May 24: University Choir • Wed., May 25: Composers of Western (COW) • Fri., May 27: WWU Orchestra • Tues., May 31: Chamber I • Wed, June 1: Band Pops! • Thurs., June 2: Chamber II • Fri., June 3: Jazz Ensembles • Sun., June 5: Double Reed Studio Theatre/Dance: • Oct. 22-31: Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays • Dec. 2-6: A Christmas Carol: The Musical • Jan. 14-17:

Winter Dances • Feb. 4-14, 2016: “New Work” (commissioned play by Elaine Avila) • March 3-12: How I learned to Drive • April 28-May 1: Dance in Concert • June 1-4: As You Like It

Sanford-Hill Piano Series: • Tues., Oct. 20: Jeremy Denk • Fri., Feb. 19: Anderson and Roe • Fri., April 8: Petronel Malan Theatre tickets, showtimes at cpfa.wwu.edu/theatredance/current-season Sanford-Hill tickets $16-$40 Tickets, parking info, etc. at wwu.edu/sanfordhill Phone: 360.650.3130 Music web: http://cfpa.wwu.edu/music

Whatcom Art Guild P.O. Box 3005, Bellingham, WA 98227

2015 Events: • WAG Art Market: open Thurs.-Sun. 10am-6pm, additional days during the Holiday season (1314 12th Street, in Historic Fairhaven) • WAG Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show: Fri.-Sun., Nov. 13-15 (at Fox Hall, Hampton Inn, 3958 Bennett Drive, Bellingham, I-5 exit 258) Phone: 360.738.8564 (Whatcom Art Market) Web: WhatcomArtGuild.org

Whatcom Chorale and Sinfonia 2015-2016 Season: • Fall Concert: The Joyous Soul – Sun., Dec. 13, 3pm (take a tour through the holiday season in Latin America) • Early Spring Concert: The Immortal Soul – Sun., March 13, 2016, 3pm (many of our favorites and a new work by Alice Parker) • Late Spring Concert: The Majestic Soul – Sun., June 12, 3pm (selections from G.F. Handel). All concerts will be performed at First Congregational Church (2401 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham) under the direction of Deborah Brown, Artistic Director and Conductor. Tickets will be available three weeks before the concerts at Bellingham Community Food Co-ops, Piper Music, Village Books, The Greenhouse, Everybody’s Store and at the door. Tickets will soon be available to be purchased online through BrownPaperTickets.com. Adults $20, students & seniors (age 65 and up) $15, age 18 and under $5. Info: 360.738.7166 Web: www.whatcomchorale.org

Whatcom READS March 3-6, 2016: Whatcom READS author visit The 2016 Whatcom READS! selection is A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel, the brilliant, unforgettable book by best-selling author Ruth Ozeki. Programs planned in February & March 2016, including author visit March 3-5. Check www.whatcomreads.org for details. Whatcom READS is brought to you by all public and academic libraries in Whatcom County.

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Whatcom Senior Tour Program – Whatcom Council on Aging 315 Halleck St., Bellingham, WA 98225

Upcoming Trips 2015: • Mariners baseball vs. Texas Rangers, Sept. 10, $78 • BC Gulf Island Discovery Mayne Island, Sept. 23, $153 • German Sausage Fest & Flight Tour, Oct. 2, $51 • Musical Comedy Forever Plaid, Oct. 10, $35 • New Mexico Balloon Fest & Santa Fe guided tour, Oct. 9-14 , $1999 (pp dbl oc) • Ireland Tour Oct .10-17 (based on availablity) • Branson Show Bonanza, Oct. 31- Nov. 5 (pp dbl occ) • New Autumn BC Cascade Falls Tour, Oct. 20, $109 • Eagle Viewing Cruise, Nov. 18, $159 • Downtown Vancouver BC Holiday, Dec. 4-5, $365 (pp dbl occ) • Arizona Seahawks & New Years Getaway, Dec. 31-Jan. 4, $1799-1999 (pp dbl occ). • Sound of Music Broadway Musical, Dec. 13 $135. Upcoming Trips 2016: • Incredible India, Feb. 15-29, $4795 (pp dbl oc) • Mississippi Steamboat River Cruise, April 3-11, $5399 range (pp dbl occ) • Northern Cal Heritage Rail tour ,July TBA, • Summer Desolation Sound, TBA • Nova Scotia .• Williamsburg & Washington DC, Oct. 13-20, $2499 (pp dbl occ) • Cuba, Nov. 2-10, all inclusive $4995 (pp dbl occ) All prices for extended trips are per person double occupancy – call for single rates. Non-member fees: add $10 for day trips, $15 for extended trips. Phone: 360.733.4030 ext. 1015 Email: cwillis@wccoa.org Web: http://wccoa.org/index.php/Tours/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/ wcseniortourprogram

Whatcom Symphony Orchestra P.O. Box 5892, Bellingham, WA 98227-5892 104 W. Magnolia St., #315, Bellingham, WA 98225

2015-2016 Season: • Sat., Sept. 5: Chamber Concert (free, Jansen Art Center, Lynden) • Sun., Sept. 20: Chamber Concert (free, Bakke Home, near Acme) • Sun., Oct. 11: A Royal Opening with James Ehnes ($49 / $44) • Sun., Nov. 22: The Perfect Pair with World Premiere of “Hitherto” ($39 / $34) • Sun., Dec. 6: ‘Ham for the Holidays ($39 / $34) • Sat., Jan. 30, 2016: Forward From Forty Gala ($140, BTC–Settlemyer Family Hall) • Sat., Feb. 13: Magic of Motown with Seattle Rock Orchestra ($25) • Sun., March 6: Harmony from Discord ($39 / $34) • Sat., April 16: Family Concert (free) • Sun., May 1: Viva el Tango! ($39 / $34) • Sun., June 5: The Emperor & the Titan ($44 / $38) All concerts (unless noted) at the historic Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets: 360.734.6080 or online at www.MountBakerTheatre.com. Phone: 360.756.6752 Email: info@whatcomsymphony.com Web: www.WhatcomSymphony.com

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SEPTEMBER 2015 (calendar continued from page 18)

Art Workshop with Anita Luvera Mayer: Make Three Unique Scarves, Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Bldg., 9am-3:30pm, $100 general / $90 museum members / $30 lab fee / preregistration required, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 10)

Co-Parenting Communication Workshop,

Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, 9amnoon, $10, wdrc@whatcomdrc.org , 360-6760122 or www.whatcomdrc.org. (pg. 5) Mount Vernon Farmers Market, Riverwalk Plaza, 9am-2pm. (pg. 30)

“Affordable Housing: What’s the Plan for Whatcom County’s Future?,” Bellingham

Public Library, 10am-noon, free, 360-739-1427, CoPres3@LWVbellinghamwhatcom.org or www.lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org. (pg. 31) Annual Fall Book Sale, Deming Library, 10am-4pm. (pg. 40) Assumption Harvest Festival, Church of the Assumption, 10am-10pm, free to attend / activity tickets at gate. (pg. 39) Basics of Sewing, Ragfinery, 10am-3:30pm, $50, 360-738-6977, shenterly@ragfinery.com or www.ragfinery.com. Bellingham Farmers Market, Depot Market Square, 10am-3pm, www.bellinghamfarmers.org.

Free Adult Acting Class: Rehearsals, Anacortes

Community Theatre, 10am-1pm, free, 360-8400089, Nello@freeadultactingclass.com or www.freeadultactingclass.com.

Hydraulic Press Workshop (2 days) begins,

BMAG, 10am-3pm, $250 + $5 kit fee, 360201-0236, www.BellinghamMetalArtsGuild.org. “Starry, Starry Night” Quilt Show, Birchwood Presbyterian Church, 10am-6pm. (pg. 10)

Think it, Build it with Legos (for adults and teens), Bellingham Public Library, 10am-6pm, free, 360-778-7217, jjohnson@cob.org or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Whatcom Museum Advocates 11th Annual Tag Sale, Syre Education Center, 10am-4pm, free,

Assumption Harvest Festival, Church of the Assumption, 10am-3pm, free to attend / activity tickets at gate. (pg. 39)

The Realities of Advanced Medical Interventions, Center for Spiritual Living, 12:30-2:30pm, free. (pg. 12)

Think it, Build it with Legos (for adults and teens), Bellingham Public Library, 1-5pm, free, 360-778-7217, jjohnson@cob.org or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Artist Reception: New Wheels for this Turning Earth, Good Earth Pottery, 2-5pm, free,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 2 & 7:30pm, $26+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 4) John Lilly (country/honky tonk), Nancy’s Farm, 2-4pm, $15, info@nancysfarm.com , 360-7340561 or www.nancysfarm.com.

Discover Vedic Astrology (15-minute Mini-Readings), Wise Awakening, 11am-4pm,

360-756-6752, info@whatcomsymphony.com or www.whatcomsymphony.com. (pg. 32)

360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 29)

360-671-3998, theteam@goodearthpots.com or www.goodearthpots.com. (pg. 10)

$20 (bring time, date, and place of birth), 360-510-3028, christinesessler@comcast.net , info@vedicmoonastrology.com or www.wiseawakening.com.. Intuitive You Workshop, Center for Holistic Wellness (Sedro-Woolley), 11am-2:30pm, $20 / RSVP, 360-420-2630, koleakat@hotmail.com or sedrowoolleyholisticwellness.wordpress.com. Kids: Do Art! Open House, Jansen Art Center, 11am-3pm, free, info@jansenartcenter.org , 360354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org. (pg. 39)

Interviewing Strategies: What Companies are Looking For (adults, grades 9-12), Lynden Library, 1-2:30pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

NSEA’s River Steward Interpretive Stream Walk, Horseshoe Bend Trail on Mt. Baker Hwy., 1-2pm, free. (pg. 30)

Bilingual Spanish Tour, Museum of Northwest

Art, 1:15pm, free, christyl@museumofnwart.org , 360-466-4446 or www.monamuseum.org. (pg. 10)

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 2 & 7:30pm, $26+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 4)

Harvest Moon Festival: Cider, Brews & Blues,

Skagit Riverwalk Plaza, 4:30-9pm, $20 advance / $25 at gate, 360-336-3801, info@mountvernondowntown.org or www.mountvernondowntown.org. (pg. 33) Bentley Awards Banquet, Silver Reef Casino North Wing, 5:30-10pm, $20 members and volunteers / $35 general, 360-733-1811, info@bellinghamtheatreguild.com or www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com. (pg. 4) Movie Night: “Dirt,” Anacortes Center for Happiness, 7-9pm, by donation, 360-421-1618, info@anacortescenterforhappiness.org or www.anacortescenterforhappiness.org. 48-Hour Theater Festival #13, iDiOM Theater, 7:30pm, $10 advance / $12 at door, www.idiomtheater.com. (pg. 4)

Kim Bowman with Paul Sorenson Trio (jazz, Latin standards), Fireside Martini and Wine Bar, 8-11pm, no cover, www.firesidemartini.com. M-80s (80s pop/new wave), Skagit Valley Casino Resort Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com. 48-Hour Theater Festival #13, iDiOM Theater, 9:30pm, $10 advance / $12 at door, www.idiomtheater.com. (pg. 4)

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Entertainment News Northwest ~ September 2015

Whatcom Symphony Free Chamber Music Concert, private home near Acme, 3-4pm, free, Sunday Jazz on the Bay: Rane Nogales Trio, Hotel Bellwether, 4:30-7:30pm, free, 360-392-3100.

MONDAY 9/21/2015 Microsoft Word: The Basics, Blaine Library, 10am-1pm, free / pregistration required, 360-305-3637, www.wcls.org.

Painting Workshop: “Towards Abstraction,”

Studio UFO, 10am-3pm, $100, 360-319-6115 or trish.harding@studio-ufo.net.

Think it, Build it with Legos (for adults and teens), Bellingham Public Library, 10am-8pm, free, 360-778-7217, jjohnson@cob.org or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Ancestry Library Edition Workshop, Ferndale Library, 1-2:30pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Peaceful Poetry Workshop (grades K-5),

Ferndale Library, 4-5pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 39) Irish & Folk Monday, Boundary Bay Brewery, 5-9:30pm, no cover, 360-820-0486, jansongsproductions@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/Irish.Mondays.Bellingham.

Information Session: “Prose Writing at Its Best,” Village Books, 5:30pm, free, 360-6503308, extendededucation@wwu.edu or www.wwu.edu/ee/ps/prose/index.shtml. (pg. 40)

Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing (5 days) begins, BMAG, 6-9pm, $185 + $10 kit fee, info@BellinghamMetalArtsGuild.org or 360-201-0236.

Harmony Northwest Chorus Rehearsal, Mount Vernon Community Center, 6:30-9pm. (pg. 32)

Mt. Baker Rock and Gem Club Monthly Meeting, Bloedel Donovan Community Center, 7pm, free, www.mtbakerrockclub.org or 360-734-3994. (pg. 39) Songwriters Open Mic Showcase, Mojo Music Club, 7:30pm, free, 360-734-5317.

TUESDAY 9/22/2015 Ancestry Library Edition Workshop, Deming Library, 10am-noon, free, 360-305-3600.

Gentle Yoga Class with Joani Glasser, The Metta Center, 10:30am. (pg. 12)

One-on-One Tech Coaching (computer, tablet, internet), Bellingham Public Library,

11am-1pm, free, dbrewer@cob.org , 360-7787210 or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

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SEPTEMBER 2015 Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 1 & 7:30pm, $26+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 4)

End of Life Choices Advance Care Planning / Advance Directive Workshop, St. Luke’s Health Education Center, 2-3:30pm, free, 360-788-6526, waha.acp@hinet.org or www.whatcomalliance.org.

Tuesday Night Jazz: Christian Casalary Trio,

Hotel Bellwether, 5-8pm, free, 360-392-3100, ranenogales@msn.com. Bingo Fundraiser, Blaine Senior Center, 5:30-7pm, $15, 360-332-8040, blaineseniorcenter@gmail.com or www.blaineseniorcenter.com. (pg. 29) Beginning Square Dance Lesson, Ten Mile Grange, 7-9pm, 1st two lessons free / $5 after, 360-733-4487, www.sqdance.org. (pg. 30)

Bellingham Community Chorus Welcomes New and Returning Members, Moles Farewell Tributes, 7-9pm. (pg. 33)

Bellingham Damekor Singers (singing in English, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Swedish), Bellingham Public Library, 7-7:30pm, free, 360-778-7217, jjohnson@cob.org or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Bellingham Evening Toastmasters Club,

Festival Square Condominium Clubhouse, 7-8:30pm. (pg. 34)

North Cascades Audubon Society Presents Pigeon Guillemots of Whidbey Island with Govinda Rosling, Old City Hall Rotunda

Room, 7pm, $3 suggested donation, 360-7788930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Salsa Suelta Dance Class (without partners; focus on body movement and musicality),

Bellingham Dance Company, 7-8pm, $12 drop-in, www.cubasere.com. Weekly International Folk Dancing, Bayview Civic Hall, 7-9:30pm, 1st session free / $3 thereafter, 360-766-6866.

WEDNESDAY 9/23/2015 Open Studio Painting, Studio UFO, 10am-3pm, 360-319-6115. (pg. 9)

Mount Vernon Mini-Farmers Market, Kincaid

THURSDAY 9/24/2015 Open Studio Painting, Studio UFO, 10am-3pm, 360-319-6115. (pg. 9)

Gentle Yoga Class with Joani Glasser, The Metta Center, 10:30am. (pg. 12)

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 1pm, $26+, 1-877739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 4)

There’s an App for That: Share and Demonstrate Mobile Device Apps,

Bellingham Public Library, 1-2pm, free, 360-778-7210, dbrewer@cob.org or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. English Country Dance, Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 1:30-3pm. (pg. 29)

Peaceful Poetry Workshop (grades K-5), Lynden Library, 3:30-4:30pm. (pg. 39)

Meditation Hour, Simply Spirit Reading &

Healing Center, 5:30-6:30pm, $5 / drop-in, 360-647-7134, www.simplyspiritcenter.com. 10th Anniversary Party, Appliance Depot, 6pm, free, dbetz@reuseworks.org. (pg. 39) Beginning Quilting Workshop, Ragfinery, 6-9pm, $45, shenterly@ragfinery.com , 360-738-6977 or www.ragfinery.com. Doc Talk: “Prostate Cancer Update,” Skagit Valley Hospital, 6-7:30pm, free, 360-814-2424, www.skagitregionalhealth.org. (pg. 12) Intro to Cuban Salsa & Rueda Class, Joy of Pilates & Fitness, 6-7pm, $12 drop-in, info@cubasere.com or www.cubasere.com.

Throwing on the Potter’s Wheel (4 weeks) begins, Baker Creek Ceramics, 6-9pm, $170,

360-393-5458, bakercreekceramics@gmail.com or www.bakercreekceramics.com.

“Defeating Racism Today: What Does It Take?” with Eva Abram, Old City Hall

Rotunda Room, 7pm, free, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. Meditation & Movement Workshop, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 7-9:30pm, $25, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com , 360-6477134 or www.simplyspiritcenter.com. Balkan Dancing on Thursday Evenings, Fairhaven Branch Library, 7:15-10pm. (pg. 30)

“Death: The Final Irony,” iDiOM Theater,

7:30pm, $10 advance / $12 door, 360-3053524, info@stonetowntheatreworks.com or www.idiomtheater.com. (pg. 4) “The Beaux Stratagem” (NT Live), Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm, $16 adults / $14 seniors / $12 students and children / $2 off members, 360336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. (pg. 5-6) PETER Comedy Trio, The Upfront Theatre, 10-11:15pm, $10, billy@theupfront.com , 360733-8855 or www.theupfront.com. (pg. 5)

FRIDAY 9/25/2015 Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 1 & 7:30pm, $26+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 4)

Group Hypnotherapy for Health, Center for Holistic Wellness (Sedro-Woolley),

5:30-7pm, $15, koleakat@hotmail.com , sedrowoolleyholisticwellness.wordpress.com or 360-420-2630. Western Line Dancing, Western Line Dancing, 5:45-8:30pm. (pg. 30)

Friday Fish Fry, Farm Tunes and Old Fashioneds (featuring Moongrass),

BelleWood Acres Farm, 6-9pm, free, 360-3187720, info@bellewoodfarms.com or www.bellewoodfarms.com. “Death: The Final Irony,” iDiOM Theater, 7:30pm. (pg. 4) Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm, $14 adults / $12 students and seniors 62+, 360-733-1811, info@bellinghamtheatreguild.com or www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com. (pg. 5) “Oliver!”, Anacortes Community Theatre, 7:30-10:30pm, $20, 360-293-6829, www.acttheatre.com. (pg. 5) Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, Skagit Valley Casino Resort Pacific Showroom, 8pm, $28 / $32, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com. (pg. 34) Social Network (Top 40 dance), Skagit Valley Casino Resort Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

entrance of Skagit Valley Hospital, 11am-4pm. (pg. 30) Bellingham City Club, Northwood Hall, noon-1:30pm, $13 members/$18 non-members in advance; $15/$20 at the door, info@bellinghamcityclub.org or www.bellinghamcityclub.org. (pg. 34) Farmers Market in Fairhaven, Fairhaven Village Green, noon-5pm. Lunchtime Music: Jan Brink, Jansen Art Center, noon-1pm, free, 360-354-3600 or info@jansenartcenter.org.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 1 & 7:30pm, $26+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 4) Healing Hour (aura/chakra healing), Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30-6:30pm, $5 / drop-in, 360-647-7134, www.simplyspiritcenter.com.

Introduction to Handbuilding with Clay (5 weeks) begins, Baker Creek Ceramics,

6:30-9pm, $160, 360-393-5458, bakercreekceramics@gmail.com. Scottish Country Dance Class, Fairhaven Public Library, 7-9:30pm. (pg. 29)

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SEPTEMBER 2015 SATURDAY 9/26/2015 41st Annual Rummage Sale, Our Saviour’s

Lutheran Church, 8am-2pm, free, 360-7336749, office@oursavioursbham.org. (pg. 29)

Chanticleer Authors Conference begins (4-days), 9am-9pm, $150 and up, Hotel

Bellwether, kbrown@ChantiReviews.com , www.ChanticleerReviews.com. (pg. 40) Mount Vernon Farmers Market, Riverwalk Plaza, 9am-2pm. (pg. 30)

Whatcom Genealogical Society Fall Seminar,

Saint James Presbyterian Church, 9am-4pm, $35 members / $40 non-members, 360-9663860, ward.In.barb@frontier.com or www.wagenweb.org/whatcom/WGS/wgs.htm. (pg. 31) Bellingham Farmers Market, Depot Market Square, 10am-3pm, www.bellinghamfarmers.org. Felt Prayer Flags Workshop, Ragfinery, 10am-noon, $25, shenterly@ragfinery.com , 360-738-6977 or www.ragfinery.com.

“Smithsonian” Magazine Museum Day Live,

All Whatcom Museum Buildings, 10am-5pm, free, info@whatcommuseum.org , 360-7788930 or www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 10) Surge Festival, Museum of Northwest Art, 10am5pm, free, christyl@museumofnwart.org , 360466-4446 or www.monamuseum.org. (pg. 10-11)

Garden of the Salish Sea: Celebrating Water Weeks, Syre Education Center, noon-3pm, $5,

360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. (pg. 31) Ancestry Library Edition Workshop, South Whatcom Library, 1-4pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Gallery Wall Featured Artists’ Reception,

Creekside Cafe in the Sudden Valley YMCA, 1-3pm, free, greenwoodsblue@aol.com , 360778-2930 or www.greenwoodsphotoarts.com. (pg. 11)

Member Show and Open House (art, live demonstrations, snacks), Baker Creek

Ceramics, 1-5pm, free 360-393-5458, bakercreekceramics@gmail.com or www.bakercreekceramics.com. (pg. 11) Bingo Fundraiser, Ferndale Senior Activity Center, 1:30-3:30pm, $20, 360-384-6244, manager.fsac@gmail.com. (pg. 29) Lined Zippered Bags Workshop, Ragfinery, 1:30-4:30pm, $35, shenterly@ragfinery.com , 360-738-6977 or www.ragfinery.com.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 2 & 7:30pm, $26+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. (pg. 4) Dance Extravaganza (grades K-5), Lynden Library, 2-3pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. Pie Baking Contest, Sumas Library, 2-3pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. (pg. 39)

Sudden Valley Jazz: Carlos Cascante y su Tambao, Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 3-5:15pm,

$20, 360-671-1709, kcsulkin@msn.com or www.suddenvalleylibrary.org. (pg. 34) “unReal,” Lincoln Theatre, 7-9pm, $12 advance / $15 at the door / $10 kids, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. (pg. 13) “Death: The Final Irony,” iDiOM Theater, 7:30pm. (pg. 4) Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm. (pg. 5) “Oliver!”, Anacortes Community Theatre, 7:30pm, $20, 360-293-6829, www.acttheatre.com. (pg. 5) Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, Skagit Valley Casino Resort Pacific Showroom, 8pm. (pg. 34) Social Network (Top 40 dance), Skagit Valley Casino Resort Winners Lounge, 9pm-1am, no cover, 877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com.

SUNDAY 9/27/2015 Bellingham Bay Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, Depot Market Square, 7:30am, 360594-1193, run@bellinghambaymarathon.org or www.bellinghambaymarathon.org. (pg. 12)

Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Banquet 2015, Hotel Bellwether, 9am-9pm, registration required / fees start at $150, info@ChantiReviews.com or www.ChantiReviews.com. (pg. 40) Surge Festival, Museum of Northwest Art, 10am-5pm. (pg. 10-11)

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Books by the Bay Book Festival, Hotel

Bellwether Ballroom, 11am-7pm, free, kbrown@ChantiReviews.com , www.ChanticleerReviews.com. (pg. 40) Council of the Animals, Fairhaven Park, 1-4pm, free, 360-510-3205, info@rootedemerging.org or www.rootedemerging.org. (pg. 39)

Community Dance Featuring English Country Dance, Rome Grange, 1:30-4pm, free, 360-

474-7588, englishcountrydance@comcast.net or www.englishcountrydance.home.comcast.net. (pg. 30) Artist in Residence: Langley West, Bellingham Public Library, 2-4pm. (pg. 10) Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 2pm. (pg. 5)

Sunday Jazz on the Bay: Alicia Dauber Quintet, Hotel Bellwether, 4:30-7:30pm, free, 360-392-3100.

MONDAY 9/28/2015 Chanticleer Authors Conference, Hotel

Bellwether, 9am-9pm, registration required / fees start at $150, info@ChantiReviews.com or www.ChantiReviews.com. (pg. 40) Microsoft Word: Intermediate, Blaine Library, 10am-1pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. Books by the Bay Book Festival, Hotel Bellwether Ballroom, 11am-7pm, free, www.ChanticleerReviews.com. (pg. 40) Irish & Folk Monday, Boundary Bay Brewery, 5-9:30pm, no cover, 360-820-0486, jansongsproductions@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/Irish.Mondays.Bellingham.

NAMI Peer-to-Peer Education Class (10 sessions) begins, Fairhaven Library Fireside

Room, 6-8pm, free / registration required, 360-671-4950, nami@healthsupportcenter.org or www.namiwhatcom.org. (pg. 5) Harmony Northwest Chorus Rehearsal, Mount Vernon Community Center, 6:30-9pm. (pg. 32) Songwriters Open Mic Showcase, Mojo Music Club, 7:30pm, free, 360-734-5317.

TUESDAY 9/29/2015 Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Banquet 2015, Hotel Bellwether, 9am-9pm, registration required / fees start at $150, info@ChantiReviews.com or www.ChantiReviews.com. (pg. 40) Gentle Yoga Class with Joani Glasser, The Metta Center, 10:30am. (pg. 12)

One-on-One Tech Coaching (computer, tablet, internet), Bellingham Public Library, 11am-1pm, free, 360-778-7210, dbrewer@cob.org or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

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SEPTEMBER 2015 Books By the Bay Book Festival, Hotel

Bellwether, 11am-6:30pm, free. (pg. 40)

T-shirt Skirts Workshop, Ragfinery, 2-4pm, $50, 360-738-6977, shenterly@ragfinery.com or www.ragfinery.com. Tuesday Night Jazz: Steve Rudy Trio, Hotel Bellwether, 5-8pm, free, 360-392-3100, ranenogales@msn.com. Free Code Camp Meetup, Bellingham Public Library, 6:30-7:30pm. (pg. 31) Reiki Circle/Share, Unity Church of Bellingham, 6:30-8:30pm, free / by donation, 360-2243335, SallyJL51@comcast.net or www.greentouch.net. Beginning Square Dance Lesson, Ten Mile Grange, 7-9pm. (pg. 30)

Bellingham Community Chorus Welcomes New and Returning Members, Moles Farewell

FRIDAY 10/2/2015

SATURDAY 10/3/2015

2015 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival, Maple Hall & Civic Garden Club, 10am-5pm, $10 / includes admission to museum, 360-466-4288, kathleen@laconnerquilts.org or www.laconnerquilts.org. (pg. 11) Anacortes Gallery Walk, Old Town Anacortes (420 Commercial Ave.), 6-9pm, free, 360-2936938, gallery@scottmilo.com or www.anacortesart.com. “Death: The Final Irony,” iDiOM Theater, 7:30pm. (pg. 4) Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm. (pg. 5) “Oliver!”, Anacortes Community Theatre, 7:30pm. (pg. 5)

Tributes, 7-9pm. (pg. 33)

Mount Vernon Farmers Market, Riverwalk Plaza, 9am-2pm. (pg. 30)

Bellingham Farmers Market, Depot Market

Square, 10am-3pm, www.bellinghamfarmers.org.

Bellstock, Tom Glenn Common, 10am-7pm,

free, tiffanyd@portofbellingham.com , 360676-2500 or www.portofbellingham.com. (pg. 11) Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms, family farms across Skagit County, 10am-4pm, free, www.festivaloffamilyfarms.com or 360-4214729. (pg. 36) Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm. (pg. 5) “Oliver!”, Anacortes Community Theatre, 7:30pm. (pg. 5)

Bellingham Evening Toastmasters Club,

Festival Square Condominium Clubhouse, 7-8:30pm. (pg. 34) Salsa Suelta Dance Class, Bellingham Dance Company, 7-8pm, $12 drop-in, info@cubasere.com or www.cubasere.com. Weekly International Folk Dancing, Bayview Civic Hall, 7-9:30pm, 1st session free / $3 thereafter, 360-766-6866.

WEDNESDAY 9/30/2015

Acres of fun for everyone!

Open Studio Painting, Studio UFO, 10am-3pm, 360-319-6115. (pg. 9)

Mount Vernon Mini-Farmers Market, Kincaid

entrance of Skagit Valley Hospital, 11am-4pm.

Farmers Market in Fairhaven, Fairhaven Village Green, noon-5pm.

Lunchtime Music: Grace Stowell, Jansen Art

Center, noon-1pm, free, 360-354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org. Ancestry Library Edition Workshop, South Whatcom Library, 1-4pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org. Elder Care (2 days) begins, Skagit Valley Hospital, 5:30-8pm, free, 360-814-2424, www.skagitregionalhealth.org. (pg. 12-13) Healing Hour (aura/chakra healing), Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30-6:30pm, $5 / drop-in, 360-647-7134, www.simplyspiritcenter.com. Swingnuts Jazz, Rockfish Grill, 6-9pm, no cover, 360-588-1720, swingnutsjazz@gmail.com or www.anacortesrockfish.com.

Monty Python’s “Spamalot” to Benefit BCLC,

Bellingham Theatre Guild, 6:45-9pm, $20 adults / $15 students 12-18, 360-676-0950, info@bellinghamchildcare.com. (pg. 5) Scottish Country Dance Class, Fairhaven Public Library, 7-9:30pm. (pg. 29)

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THURSDAY 10/1/2015 Gentle Yoga Class with Joani Glasser, The Metta Center, 10:30am. (pg. 12)

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Celestial Forecast (with free Mini-Reading), Wise Awakening, 5:30-7pm, free (bring time, date, place of birth), 360-510-3028, christinesessler@comcast.net or www.wiseawakening.com. “Death: The Final Irony,” iDiOM Theater, 7:30pm. (pg. 4) Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm. (pg. 5) “Oliver!”, Anacortes Community Theatre, 7:30-10:30pm, $20, 360-293-6829, www.acttheatre.com. (pg. 5)

Dairy, Vegetable, Livestock, Organic, Shellfish, Berry and Vineyard. Lots of Kids’ Activities and Farm Treats.

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10th Annual Girls Night Out In Fairhaven by Marla Bronstein The 10th Annual Girls Night Out starts at noon on Saturday, September 19 on the streets of Fairhaven. After 6pm, everyone will head down to the Bellingham Cruise Terminal at 355 Harris Avenue for the auction party. Your stamped Passport is your entry to win a fantastic “Passport Prize” that evening. (Collect stamps from at least 10 participating businesses to enter.) Check in at the front table to register for a Bid Number, then head upstairs to check out the Silent Auction tables and Wine Wall. It’s a great way spend the day with a group of friends. Tickets to shopping and the auction party at the Cruise Terminal can be purchased for $15 at one of many Fairhaven businesses the day of the event in the form of Passports. With your purchase of a $30 VIP Passport, in addition to the shopping and auction party, you will receive VIP seating at the evening event and a swag bag full of treats and additional goodies. At the time of this writing, prizes and donations had been received from the following businesses: Advanced Medical Massage; Ben Mann; Fairhaven Runners & Walkers; Forte Chocolates; Fairhaven Village Inn; Merry’s Honest Glamour; and Whimsey. Sponsors include Moceri; People’s Bank; Upfront; Boundary Bay; Turner Photographics; and Fairhaven Pizza.

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Girls Night Out began in 2005 as a fundraiser for Peace Health Cancer Center’s Clinical Trials Program. Since then, more than $30,000 has been donated to the Peace Health Cancer Center. A team of local women comprised of business owners and professionals, each bringing their own talents to the table, helped to make this event a reality. Shannon Day and Becky Ludwig chair this year’s event. Relying entirely on community donations and volunteers to plan, organize, fund and run this event, this machine is rocking! After the highly successful 2014 event, Becky & Shannon put their heads together to see if there was another local charity that they both felt excited to work with to be benefactor of the 2015 event. Their ongoing partnership with Lydia Place came to the top of the list for a community group that would benefit from their efforts, and the decision was made. Lydia Place was established in 1989 as a transitional home for women with children. Since then, Lydia Place has grown to address the full spectrum of homelessness for all people and households through community partnerships, programs and services. In

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addition to the original Transitional Housing Program, Lydia Place now operates the Supportive Services Program, the Whatcom Homeless Services Center Program, and the Emergency House. All of these programs are collaborations with community partners such as the Bellingham Housing Authority, who are also working to end homelessness in Whatcom County. The mission of Lydia Place is to support all people in establishing sustained independence by providing housing, supportive services, advocacy, education, and by raising awareness of the faces and causes of homelessness. Drew Betz, Lydia Place Board President, states that the agency’s programs and its collaboration with the Bellingham Housing Authority enable the organization to serve a greater number of homeless adults and children in our community. This is a fundraiser that involves much more than just shopping, auctions, and adult beverages. It’s mostly about community. For more donors and sponsors, check out their website at www.girlsnightoutfairhaven.com. Photos by Mark Turner Photographics.

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Grange (2821 Mt. Baker Hwy.) presents a community breakfast on the first Sunday of the month (Sept. 6) from 8am-1pm. Meet and greet local politicians, as they serve you coffee and breakfast, featuring pancakes, French toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, juice, and coffee. Admission is $5 adult / $2 kids 6-10 / free 5 and under. More info: 360-739-9605.

TAG, META, and Lincoln Theatre Drive for the Arts – A golf tournament

and fundraiser to raise funds for TAG, META, and Lincoln Theatre will be held on Sat., Sept. 12 from noon-5pm at Avalon Golf Links (19345 Kelleher Rd., Burlington). The format is a scramble, so each player hits, and the team takes the best of the four shots. All players welcome regardless of skill level. After the tournament, we will hold a live auction offering 6-9 auction items. Price includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, and prize. Cost is $100 per player / $400 per team / $200 per sponsorship. More info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

Pancake Breakfast at Blaine Senior Center – Join us at the Blaine Senior

Community Center (763 G St.) and enjoy a pancake breakfast served 8-11am on Sat., Sept. 19. Proceeds support the center, and the volunteers always serve up wonderful food with a smile! Admission is $6 adults / $4 kids. More info: 360-332-8040 or www.blaineseniorcenter.com. Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser – Join us on Sat., Sept. 19 from 8-11am for a pancake breakfast at the Ferndale Senior Center (1999 Cherry St.). Best deal in town at $6 for adults / $3 kids / free kids 3 and under. More info: 360-384-6244, karma.ferndaleseniorcenter@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/FerndaleSeniorActivityCenter. VFW Breakfast – Join us for breakfast on the 3rd Saturday of each month (Sept. 19) to support local veterans and veterans’ programs. Breakfast is served from 8-11am at the VFW Hall (7011 Hannegan Rd., Lynden). Great food and great fellowship. Admission is $6 general / free kids 5 and under. More info: 360-303-6818 or peggydeem@gmail.com.

Whatcom Museum Advocates 11th Annual Tag Sale – Help the Whatcom

Museum Advocates raise much-needed funds for exhibitions and programming by shopping at the 11th Annual Tag Sale on Sat., Sept. 19 from 10am-4pm at the Syre Education Center (201 Prospect St., Bellingham). There’s something for everyone, with a wide selection of fine art, linens, china, jewelry, toys, and household items for sale. Don’t be late: treasures await! Free admission. More info: 360778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Bingo Fundraiser at Blaine Senior Center – Enjoy some community fun and

support the Blaine Senior Center (763 G St.) on Tues., Sept. 22 from 5:30-7pm. Bring the whole family! Early Bird games start at 5:30pm, and $ Bingo starts at 6pm. Win cash prizes! Cost is $15 for 8 games/3 cards each game. Children can play too (need to pay admission). Come early at 5pm and also enjoy a baked potato bar dinner for only $6. More info: 360-3328040, blaineseniorcenter@gmail.com or www.blaineseniorcenter.com.

41st Annual Rummage Sale –

Whatever you are looking for, you WILL find it at our huge rummage sale taking place on Sat., Sept. 26 from 8am-2pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church (1720 Harris Ave., Bellingham). We are packed with clothes, kitchen items, household stuff, furniture, and more. We also accept

Dancing For Joy – Fall classes are underway, accepting new students through the end of February. Check us out, first class is free. Also, check out our other programs: artpeace art school and our arts and movement preschool, love 2 learn. Join us at Dancing For Joy (4073 Hannegan Rd., Suite F, Bellingham). More info: 360-715-0900, info@dancing4joy.org or www.dancing4joy.org. Weekly International Folk Dancing –

Learn to folk dance to a variety of international music. Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers meet Tuesdays (no dance Sept. 8) at Bayview Civic Hall (12615 C St., in Bayview). Instruction begins at 7pm followed by review and request dances until 9:30pm. Good exercise, great fun. No partners needed. The first session is free / $3 thereafter. Info: Gary or Ginny at 360766-6866 or www.skagitfolkdancers.org.

Scottish Highland and Irish Step Dance Classes – Clan Heather Dancers is now registering new students (ages preschool to adult) for the 2015-2016 year. The school trains Scottish Highland dancers for year-round competitions and Championships and Scottish and Irish dancers for performance and recreation. Beginners may sample the Celtic dance forms in a four-week introductory class. The school has studios in Bellingham, Mount Vernon and Everett. Classes are taught by Heather Richendrfer. More info: 360-715-8682, dance@clanheather.com , www.facebook.com/clanheather, or www.clanheather.com.

Scottish Country Dance Classes –

Come learn and enjoy the social dancing of Scotland. September is a great month for beginners. Like square dancing, but with lively Scottish music and unique steps

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local donations. Call to coordinate. Free admission. More info: 360-733-6749 or office@oursavioursbham.org.

Bingo Fundraiser – Tickets on sale now

for our ever popular Bingo Fundraiser at the Ferndale Senior Activity Center (1999 Cherry St.) on Sat., Sept. 26 from 1:303:30pm. Your $20 admission includes 3 bingo cards for each of the 7 games, with a jackpot grand prize for a blackout win on game 8. Cash and prizes on all games! Increase your odds and purchase additional card packs for $15. Concession stand opens at intermission with grilled hot dogs, chips, snacks and beverages. Door prize drawings at intermission and a “lucky loser” drawing after blackout! Tickets available at the Ferndale Senior Center or at www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: 360-384-6244 or manager.fsac@gmail.com.

and figures. Everyone welcome! Soft shoes or slippers recommended. No partner needed. Classes meet on Wednesdays (Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30) from 7-9:30pm at the Fairhaven Library (1117 12th St., Bellingham). Admission is $8 / 1st class free. More info: www.bellinghamscd.org.

NBA Classes in Fall Swing – Haven’t

enrolled in a dance class before? There are plenty of offerings at Northwest Ballet Academy designed for your age, ability level and experience. Drop in at our studio in Lynden (321 Front St., inside the beautiful Jansen Art Center) or in Bellingham (1417 Cornwall Ave.). Northwest Ballet Academy has added some new classes this year, including “Just Waltz,” which is designed for both younger and older adult couples with little or no dance experience. NBA also offers classes in ballet, pointe, variations, pas de deux, modern, contemporary, tap, Irish step, creative movement and pre-ballet. Both morning and evening classes, Mon.-Sat. More info: 360-421-4013, info@northwestballet.org or www.northwestballet.org.

English Country Dance Weekly Sessions – We do traditional dances from

about 1650-1820, and modern dances in that style. There are thousands of dances to choose from in squares, lines, circles, and more. We emphasize easy dancing to beautiful music. Open to the public; no partner necessary. Meets Thursdays (Sept. 3, 10, 17, 23) from 1:30-3pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center (315 Halleck St.). Free admission. More info: englishcountrydance@comcast.net , www.englishcountrydance.home.comcast.net or 360-474-7588.

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Thursday Balkan Dances – The Fourth Corner Folk Dancers meet Thursday evenings (Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24) at 7:15pm to dance to our collection of recorded Balkan folk music and to our own Fourth Corner Folk Dance Band at the Fairhaven Library (1117 12th St., Bellingham). Teaching and tutoring available, no experience is necessary, all ages are

welcome. Most of the dances are line or circle dances, so no partner is needed. It is a great way to exercise, meet new friends, and to learn dances that we will dance at our First Saturday Dance Parties starting October 3. Admission is $5 donation requested / first time free. If you like to move to good music, this is for you! • The Fourth Corner Folk Dancers host Orkestar RTW Sat., Oct. 3 for our First Saturday Balkan Dance Party at the Fairhaven Library. This band of 5 musicians has played the traditional and folk music Bulgaria, Macedonia and Serbia since 1987. Admission is $15 donation requested. • More info: 360-380-0456.

Western Line Dancing – Western Line

Dance classes will be held on Fridays (Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25) at the Ten Mile Grange (6958 Hannegan Rd., Lynden). Novices start at 5:45pm; the novice class is a 6 week course for $30. Beginners from 6:30-7:30pm; beginners have either completed the novice course, or already know the basic steps. Intermediates from 7:30-8:30pm; this class is instructor invitation only. We dance the oldies to the latest club dances. Mostly country with a little bit of rock and soul. Ages 16 and up. No partner or experience needed; cost is $5 per class for beginners and intermediates. Leather-soled shoes are best to dance in; tennis shoes are acceptable, but do not slide well on the floor. Great exercise! More info: 360-354-4325, charlene.lenn@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/LyndenLineDancers.

Dances of Universal Peace in Mount Vernon – The Dances of Universal Peace

are a group of moving meditations to live music. Each dance is focused on the singing of a sacred phrase, inspired by a large variety of religious traditions from around the world. Join us in creating energy for peace. No experience necessary; all dances taught each time. Come alone or bring a friend. Donation requested / no one turned away for lack of funds. Join us for the dances on Sun., Sept.

Mount Vernon Farmers Market –

Saturdays, 9am-2pm through midOctober, at the Plaza on the Downtown Riverwalk: loads of local produce and artisan vendors, live music, and fun for kiddos. Mini-Market every Wednesday at the Kincaid entrance of Skagit Valley Hospital, 11am-4pm. Stock up on mid-week produce from local farms! Free admission. Info: mvfarmer1@gmail.com or www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org.

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6 at 6pm at Center for Spiritual Living (1508 N. 18th St., Mount Vernon). Admission is by donation. More info: 360-629-9190, jstplnfolk@gmail.com or www.SeattleDUP.org/mt_vernon.htm.

Fall Classes and Nutcracker Auditions – Fall classes begin Sept. 8 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. We strive to develop technical proficiency and individual artistry in each of our students. No registration fees! • We are looking for dancers of all ages and abilities to be a part of our production of The Nutcracker to be performed at the Mount Baker Theatre on Dec. 4. Auditions will be held at Ballet Bellingham’s studio (1405 Fraser St., Suite 103) on Sat., Sept. 12 between 12:154pm. You do not have to be a current student of Ballet Bellingham to participate in this production. • More info: 360-7468508, balletbellingham@comcast.net or www.balletbellingham.com.

Beginning Square Dance Lessons –

Beginning Square Dance Lessons begin Tues., Sept. 22 from 7-9pm at the Ten Mile Grange (6958 Hannegan Rd., Lynden). Casual attire; singles, couples, families welcome! Admission is 1st two lessons free / $5 after. More info: 360-733-4487, olgaskill@comcast.net or www.sqdance.org.

Community Dance Featuring English Country Dance – Join us for a

Community Dance on Sun., Sept. 27 from 1:30-4pm at Rome Grange (2821 Mt. Baker Hwy., Milepost #7). Robert Campbell of Bellingham English Country Dance will do the walkthrough and calling. Older children who can dance independently are welcome. Free admission. More info: 360-474-7588, englishcountrydance@comcast.net or www.englishcountrydance.home.comcast.net.

19 from 1-2pm, on a short yet beautiful hands on ecological stream walk! Take in the Nooksack River and Mt. Baker forest, while learning about salmon and native plants and participating in water quality and macroinvertebrate tests. All are welcome; a great introduction to science and the importance of salmon in our rivers! The River Stewards will also have a booth at the Glacier Public Service Station every weekend day in September; come visit us with any questions. Meet at Hwy. 542, Milepost 35. Free admission. More info: 503-939-6761, mtims21@gmail.com or www.n-sea.org.

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and participate in Free Code Camp, a self-paced online training program. This group session is open to all who are interested. Participants from all over the world can learn to code in HTML, CSS, and Javascript and work on real-world projects for nonprofit organizations. No experience is necessary to participate, but participants will need to bring their own laptops. The meetups will be informal group sessions, with participants working at their own pace and offering support to one another. Sessions take place from 6:30-7:30pm on Tuesdays (Sept. 1, 8, 15, 29) at the Bellingham Public Library (210 Central Ave.). Free admission. More info: 360-778-7217, jjohnson@cob.org or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Mindport Exhibits 20th Anniversary –

Mindport Exhibits (210 W. Holly St., Bellingham) is celebrating its 20th year this coming November. Our unique interactive creations have entertained and delighted thousands of locals and tourists. For those community members who remember coming as young people to our Grand Ave. location, we are offering “two-for-one” entrance fee during the week of Sept. 9-13. We are collecting stories and memories of the museum’s early days from our alumni patrons. Your comments and artistic contributions will be welcomed on our interactive memory display. Grandparent’s Day is Sun., Sept. 13 – bring yours and get in free! Fun for all ages! Admission is $2; prefer cash or check. More info: publicity@mindport.org , 360-647-5614 or www.mindport.org.

Mini Psychic Fair – Drop in for a

clairvoyant reading and/or energy healing from a variety of readers and healers on Sat., Sept. 5, noon-5pm, at Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center (1304 Meador Avenue, B-11, Bellingham). Reading choices include aura, spirit guides, past lives, medical intuitive, female energy or personal questions. Energy healing choices include aura and chakra cleansing/ balancing. We are also excited to be offering essential oil hand massages. No admission fee. Readings are $15/15 minutes. Energy Healings are $10. More info: admin@simplyspiritcenter.com , 360647-7134 or www.simplyspiritcenter.com.

Community Boating Center Video –

“Community Boating Center in Fairhaven” is a video produced by community members for Access Bellingham television the citizen-produced programming. This informative show focuses on the education classes offered at CBC and the fun of boating on Bellingham Bay. The program airs on Sun., Sept. 6 at 6pm; regular programming is 6pm-midnight on Channel 10; streams from www.COB.org website. Info: 360-778-8080, Access@cob.org or www.cob.org/services/education/accessbellingham.

Sons of Norway Potluck and Program – Bring a dish to share to the

Sons of Norway potluck and program on Fri., Sept. 11 at St. John’s Lutheran Church (2530 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham). Enter down ramp from E. North St. The potluck will begin at 6pm, with the program beginning at 7pm. Free admission. More info: 360-715-2186.

Bellingham Laughter Club – Join us on Sun., Sept. 13 at 4pm at Terra Organica in the Bellingham Public Market for the gift of laughter; room for thirty 4-104 year olds! Free admission. More info: Mary Lou Richardson at 360-734-4989.

“Affordable Housing: What’s the Plan for Whatcom County’s Future?” –

Please join the League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County on Sat., Sept. 19 to discuss affordable housing in our community. Doors open at 9:30am, and the program begins at 10am at the Bellingham Public Library (210 Central Ave.). Free admission. Info: 360-7391427, www.lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org , or CoPres3@LWVbellinghamwhatcom.org.

Whatcom Genealogical Society Fall Seminar – The Whatcom Genealogical

Society Fall Seminar will be held on Sat., Sept. 26 from 9am-4pm at Saint James Presbyterian Church (1910 14th St., Bellingham). Jill Morelli and Jim Johnson, professional genealogists, will speak. Admission is $35 members / $40 nonmembers. More info or to register: 360966-3860, ward.In.barb@frontier.com or www.wagenweb.org/whatcom/WGS/wgs.htm.

Garden of the Salish Sea: Celebrating Water Weeks – Join us at

the Whatcom Museum Syre Education Center (201 Prospect St.) on the final day of Water Weeks, Sat., Sept. 26 from noon-3pm. Paint shells, play games, and participate in science experiments. We’ll learn about amazing sea creatures and what they do for our environment. To learn more about the Garden of the Salish Sea, go to www.gardensalishsea. squarespace.com. Admission is $5. More info: info@whatcommuseum.org , 360778-8930 or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Anacortes Senior College Fall Registration – Registration is now

underway for classes Oct.13-Nov.19 at Anacortes Senior College, which meets in classrooms at Anacortes Middle School. The spring lineup includes classes in Spanish, nutrition, communication, history, music, politics and more. A 6-week course costs $30, and a 3-week course costs $20 for people over 50 years old. For more information and course descriptions, visit www.seniorcollege.org. More info: 360-503-1255, info@seniorcollege.org or www.seniorcollege.org.

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Whatcom Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Concert – To kick off

the 40th anniversary celebration, the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra offers free chamber music concerts as a gift to the communities that have supported it throughout its history. The Whatcom Symphony Orchestra and Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden) invite you to relax and enjoy as ensembles from the

WSO perform a wide range of chamber repertoire on Sat., Sept. 5 at 3pm. Another such concert will be held on Sun., Sept. 20 from 3-4pm at a private home near Acme (call 360-756-6752 for reservations and directions). These are free events.

are Mondays (Sept. 7, 14, 21 & 28) at the Mount Vernon Community Center (1401 Cleveland) from 6:30-9pm. Free admission. More info: 360-201-5861, contact@harmonynorthwest.org or www.harmonynorthwest.org.

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Women’s Ensemble and Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers are holding auditions for the 2015-2016 season on Sun. & Mon., Sept. 6 & 7 by appt. More info: 360-676-1024, info@bellinghamsings.org or www.bellinghamsings.com.

Harmony Northwest Chorus Rehearsals – Are you an enthusiastic

singing show spectator? Do you desire to be part of the action? You just might like to sing with Harmony Northwest Chorus! We are a women’s chorus that sings 4-part a cappella harmony, also known as “barbershop.” We perform for the local community, compete with regional choruses, and are always open to visitors. If you join by October 2015, you can receive two personal vocal lessons for free. Contact Cheryl at 360-201-5861, email us at contact@harmonynorthwest.org or visit www.harmonynorthwest.org. Rehearsals

Music Club begins its 2015-2016 Centennial Season with pianist Susan Tang performing on Wed., Sept. 9 at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church (119 Texas St., Bellingham). Dr. Tang won BMC Student Awards in 1997 and 1998 while attending Sehome High School and went on to study at Eastman and Manhattan Schools of Music. She is now Assistant Professor of Piano at Northeast Illinois University. Dr. Tang will perform works by Chopin, Ives and Albeniz. The concert is free and open to the public. Dr. Tang will also open the Bellingham Music Club’s third Night Beat season on Thurs., Sept. 10, 7:30pm at First Congregational Church (2401 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham). Tickets are $15 at Village Books, Piper Music, online at www.bellinghammusicclub.org and at the door. Info: rsnyhowl@q.com , 360-3068580 or www.bellinghammusicclub.org.

Fairhaven Gets Jazzy by Marla Bronstein I recently met with Jud Sherwood of The Jazz Project on a hot summer afternoon in the Boundary Bay Beer Garden. Jud spoke of his feverish anticipation of the 5th Annual Jazz Festival. (Maybe it was the afternoon heat.) The newly rebranded Bellhaven Jazz Festival is free to the public, thanks to the cooperative efforts of The Jazz Project and the many individual, corporate, and government sponsors. Produced by The Jazz Project, the Festival will take place on September 12 Jud Sherwood from 1-7pm at its new location, the beautiful Fairhaven Village Green. The concerts will feature performers from Tucson, Bellingham, and Seattle. The music schedule is: 1-2:15 – 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 unique touch of soul to the Pacific Northwest jazz scene. • 2:30-3:45 – Dmitri Matheny with The Jud Dmitri Matheny Sherwood Trio: Dmitri Matheny on flugelhorn joins some of the Northwest’s first call players with pianist Bill Anschell, bassist Jeff Johnson, and drummer Jud Sherwood. • 4-5:15 – Blues Union is a soulful groove machine fronted by B-3 Organ and vocalist John Gail Pettis Carswell and drummer Jud Sherwood. • 5:30-7 – Samba Soul 7 blends an infectious mix of Jazz, South African, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian grooves. There will be a private beer and wine garden on the patio behind Village Books. In addition to this festival, the Jazz Project produces a number of concerts through the year. The Jazz Project also supports a number of musician-related endeavors, including music programs for youth, and the Music Therapy program “Out Of the Ashes.” Find more information about all of their programs and performances on their website, www.jazzproject.org. John Carswell

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Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) Jam – Join ukulele enthusiasts on the first

Saturday of most months from 3-5pm at St. James Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (910 14th St.). September and November will be the 2nd Saturday (Sept. 12 & Nov. 14). We play and sing songs from The Daily Ukulele, Vol. 1 and the BUG songbook (downloadable from our website). Bring your uke, music stand and songbooks. A 45-minute beginner lesson begins promptly at 2pm. Some loaner ukes and songbooks are available. Suggested donation: $5. Join us Sat., Sept. 12 from 3-5pm. Admission is $5 (sugg. donation). Info: bhamuke@gmail.com , 360-510-4386 or www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com.

The Walrus Rocks Wild Buffalo –

Get out your dancing shoes and prepare to rock to stellar classic hits with The Walrus from 7-9:30pm on Sat., Sept. 12 at the Wild Buffalo (208 W. Holly St., Bellingham). This is the annual Walrus “Virgo Party.” Three of the 5 band members are Virgo, so it’s a good excuse for a party. Another reason to celebrate is that this is the 20th year the Walrus has been playing music together! Special surprises will be unveiled, and an exclusive fan opportunity will be announced! Admission is $7. More info: www.holdmyticket.com/event/215302.

Bellingham Community Chorus Welcomes New and Returning Members – Come sing and have fun

with the Bellingham Community Chorus. Celebrating our 25th year, we invite you to join us for the 2015-16 season. We are a non-auditioning choral group, singing SATB selections, under direction of Dr. Tim Black. Men are especially encouraged to join. This fall’s performances include the Port Festival in December and our Holiday Concert on Sun., Dec. 20. We begin fall rehearsals on Tues., Sept. 15 from 7-9pm at Moles Farewell Tributes (Lakeway & Yew St.). Music tuition is $50 with limited

scholarships granted. See us on Facebook, Bellingham Community Chorus.

Bellingham Youth Jazz Band Openings – The 19th year of BYJB begins

weekly rehearsals on Wed., Sept. 16 at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center (315 Halleck St.) from 7-8:30pm. Interested 7th-9th grade musicians on sax, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass, drum set or vocal that are currently in band/choir/ orchestra may join. Informational fliers available in September at local school and music stores. Tuition cost is $140 per semester / $375 full year. More info: 360-676-5750, markelly@oz.net or www.jazzproject.org.

highlights Skagit Valley’s apple crop, as well as the burgeoning craft brewing industry. The Harvest Moon Festival will showcase Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method, Bobby Holland and the Breadline, and the Badd Dog Blues Society, on the beautiful Skagit Riverwalk Plaza in downtown Mount Vernon. You must be 21+ to attend. Admission is $20 advance / $25 at gate. More info: 360-336-3801, info@mountvernondowntown.org or www.mountvernondowntown.org.

BUG@Roeder – Come sing songs with us from “The Daily Ukulele” and the BUG songbook in the parlor of the historic Roeder Home (2600 Sunset Dr., Bellingham) on Wed., Sept. 16 from 7-8:30pm. Some loaner ukuleles and books available. Free admission / donations appreciated. More info: 360-734-1792 or bhamuke@gmail.com.

James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash – Join us on Fri., Sept. 18 at 8pm at

the Lincoln Theatre (712 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon) as Garner and his band faithfully recreate Cash’s biggest hits, such as “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk the Line,” and “Ring of Fire.” The show is a fun, classy, toe-tapping trip down memory lane, honoring Johnny Cash’s life and music, and the boom-chicka-boom sound of his longtime backing band, the Tennessee Three. Admission is $20. Info: 360-336-8955, tobie@lincolntheatre.org or www.lincolntheatre.org.

Harvest Moon Festival: Cider, Brews & Blues – The Mount Vernon Downtown Association is pleased to present the inaugural Harvest Moon Festival, Sat., Sept. 19, a celebration of harvest time and our area’s agricultural heritage. This year’s theme is “Cider, Brews and Blues,” and

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Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco to Perform – Saying what we’re all thinking is Sebastian Maniscalco’s specialty. His newest Showtime special Aren’t You Embarassed? debuted in November last year. Sebastian performs in the Pacific Showroom at The Skagit Valley Casino Resort on Fri. & Sat., Sept. 25 & 26. Admission is $28 / $32. More info: 877-275-2448 or www.theskagit.com.

Sudden Valley Jazz Series: Tumbao – Tumbao (pictured above), a fiery six-piece collective, will bring some explosive Afro-Cuban jazz to the Sudden Valley Dance Barn (8 Barn View Court) on Sat., Sept. 26 at 3pm. This highly infectious Latin ensemble features Thomas Marriott on trumpet and Jeff Busch on drums. Carlos Cascante is a leading vocalist with the Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra, as well as the leader of Tumbao. Tickets are $20 each and are available for advance purchase at the SVCA office, Village Books, and online at suddenvalleylibrary.org. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Whatcom Library. Proceeds benefit library programs and services. More info: 360-305-3600 or www.suddenvalleylibrary.org.

Lynden Music Festival – The 7th

Annual Lynden Music Festival will take place Oct. 14-18, with a pre-festival preview concert Oct. 13 featuring Hawaiian band, Hapa. The 2015 Festival offers 28 music events and concerts by local, national, and international artists performing from a variety of musical genres in several different venues throughout the town of Lynden. Venues include the Jansen Art Center, the Lynden Pioneer Museum, Dutch Village Mall, Claire vg Thomas Theater, Lynden schools, and more. Artists will gather in Lynden from Bellingham, Seattle, Hawaii, Canada, Finland, and Australia. Admission to many concerts is by donation. Tickets or a festival

Bellingham Evening Toastmasters – Improve public speaking and leadership skills through attendance at Tuesday meetings (Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29) from 7-8:30pm in the Festival Square Condominium Clubhouse (5040 Festival Blvd.). Free. More info: 360-756-0217, contact-4470@toastmastersclub.org or www.4470.toastmastersclubs.org.

Barkley Toasters – We make it easy to gain confidence in your public speaking. With your committment of two lunch hour meetings a month, and a couple of hours of speech prep every few months, you get support and mentoring from our fun, professional members. Barkley Toasters meets the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays, (this month Sept. 4 & 18), noon-1pm at the Dorothy Haggen Building (2211 Rimland Dr., Bellingham). Info: 360-333-8777 or www.1383833.toastmastersclubs.org.

pass are available now at www.brownpapertickets.com; Lynden Chamber of Commerce, 518 Front St.; and the LMF office at 655 Front St., Suite 14. More info: 369-820-9356, 369-510-0654 or www.lyndenmusicfestival.com.

Noah Guthrie – Bluesy-pop singer/

songwriter Noah Guthrie has been taking the U.S. by storm to promote his debut album, Among the Wildest Things. Known for his unique covers on YouTube and his Glee debut in Season 6, Noah is excited to give fans a taste of his own music. Join us on Fri., Oct. 16, 7:30pm at McIntyre Hall (2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon). Admission is $25. More info: 360-4167727 or www.mcintyrehall.org.

Fall Program Preview at Academy of Lifelong Learning – This free semi-

annual, event is our showcase of upcoming fall and winter programs consisting of 21 courses and 4 excursions taking place Sept. 2015-Feb. 2016. Instructors provide a 3 minute highlight of their offerings, and excursion leaders emphasize key features of planned adventures. Academy programs cater to the retiree audience, but are open to adults of all ages. The preview takes place Thurs., Sept. 10, 1-3pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Check out our website to find out more about A.L.L.! More info: AcadLL@wwu.edu , 360-6504970 or www.wwu.edu/all.

“Robotics for Middle School Girls in Bellingham Public Schools” – On Sat., Sept. 12, 10am-noon at the YWCA (1026 N. Forest St., Bellingham), the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will present “Robotics for Middle School Girls in Bellingham Public Schools.” Presenter Sydney Cole is the founder of Creators & Innovators Club for Girls, an after-school program providing opportunities for young girls to explore their world through robotics and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This free program also includes participants from Tech Trek, an AAUW camp for middle school girls. AAUW supports equity for women & girls through education, research, advocacy and philanthropy. Info: lswrights@gmail.com.

Bellingham City Club Lunch Meeting –

Join us for our Wed., Sept. 23 meeting from noon-1:30pm at Northwood Hall (3240 Northwest Ave.). We will discuss the new jail proposal on the November ballot. Guests and new members are welcome. Admission is $13 members/$18 nonmembers in advance including lunch; $15/$20 at the door. More info: info@bellinghamcityclub.org or www.bellinghamcityclub.org.

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September Sustainability: Simply Superb! by Deborah M. Bernard September is a golden month in Western Washington. The weather is typically sunny. Kids return to school during the height of the local farms’ harvest season. The City of Bellingham officially proclaimed September as Eat Local First Month four years ago, and the legacy—and the enthusiastic participation from both consumers and local farmers and fishers—has grown as fast as a field of corn in Ferndale. Or should I say a raspberry patch in Whatcom County? Since we now produce the most raspberries of any county in Washington State. Sustainable Connections is a local non-profit that hosts and promotes food and farm related events, and promotes local restaurants that have agreed to offer “Eat Local Month Specials” that feature more than 50 per cent local ingredients. Mallards. “To us, local means food that is grown, raised or produced in Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan counties,” said Becca Taber, the group’s interim Membership Coordinator and Food and Farming Assistant. “When you buy local food at a grocery store, make the effort to head to the farmers’ market, or choose a restaurant or food artisan that buys local, you should feel good! You are eating in support of families, our community, and lots of hard work done behind the scenes to get the food from seed to plate.”

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Not to mention, as the City of Bellingham Proclamation stated, that it “creates new year-round and seasonal green industry jobs, and increases healthy eating habits.” Grab an Eat Local Month Guide at Community Food Co-op stores, area farmers markets, Village Books, or online. Fill out the Eat Local Month Passport by dining and shopping at the listed Farmto-Table restaurants and grocers, or attend local events and culinary adventures with your passport, and you’ll be in a drawing to win local prizes. And Smack Dab in the middle of Eat Local Month—the second Saturday of September, to be exact, which is September 12, this year—is the Whatcom County Farm Tour. It’s FREE, it’s FUN, and the whole family will get a kick out of this! From 10am-5pm that Saturday, you can see, taste, and explore Whatcom County’s diverse family-owned farms, on a free, self-guided tour. There are 12 tour stops: 10 family-owned farms, the Bellingham Farmer’s Market, and one winery. This year the winery is Vartanyan Estate Winery, a woman-owned vineyard. Margarita Vartanyan uses local grapes plus some grapes from Eastern Washington to create her whimsical and award-winning wines. “We feature a different winery every year,” Becca told me. “You know, spread the love around! Most vineyards started off as farms, which is why we include them.” Any family doing the whole tour will savor the flavors of our region by sampling fresh produce, cheese, apples, chocolate milk, wine and more. Many of the farms are not open to the public except during the Farm Tour. But all of the stops are kid-friendly. They feature activities that provide teaching moments that are also downright fun. “You just can’t go wrong petting a cow, dropping an apple into a cider mill, or helping to make cheese,” Becca said. “Plus, the kids will get a true sense of where their organically grown food comes from. It’s a great experience for all ages!” Becca said that about 3500 people come out for the day. “Most of the stops have at least 100, depending on their activities and attractions. The record at one stop was 600, I think!” Bellingham stops this year include: Bellingham Farmers Market, Bellingham Country Gardens (Kelly Road), Cascadia Mushrooms (Aldrich Road), Vartanyan Estate Winery (Huntley Road), Inspiration Farm (Laurel Road), Bellewood Acres and Distillery (Guide Meridian), and Ten Fold Entertainment News Northwest ~ September 2015

Farm (Guide Meridian). Participating Ferndale farms are Appel Farm and The Cheese Shop, and Triple Wren Farms. You may visit Twin Brook Creamery in Lynden and scoot over to Everson to Edelweiss Dairy and Cloud Mountain Farm Center. Visit your Locally Grown businesses or visit this website for more information: http://sustainableconnections.com or call Food and Farming Assistant Becca at 360-647-7093, x106. It will be a delicious, fun, and memorable day!

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Skagit County opens their barns and lifestyles to your family on October 3 and 4 for their annual Festival of Family Farms 2015 farm tour. They also welcome families to have a hands-on learning experience: how local food goes from the field to the market. The Festival includes pumpkin patches, corn and hay mazes, gardening demonstrations, kids’ activities, scenic tours and more. Stops on your tour will include: Taylor Shellfish, Bow Hill Blueberries, Samish River Dairy featuring the Golden Glen Creamery, LaConner Flats, Roozen Gaarde flower and bulb growers, Cascadian Farm, Hemlock Highlands Ranch, Eagle Haven Winery/Perkins Apple Orchard, Cascadian Farm, South Fork Farms, Schuh Farms, Hedlin Family Farm, Double O Ranch/Overnell’s Heritage Inn and Log Cabins, and Gordon Skagit Farms. Check them out at: www.festivaloffamilyfarms.com.

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annual Greek Fest will be held Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 10-12, 11am-9pm, and Sun., Sept. 13, 11am-8pm at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 501 E. Sunset Dr., Bellingham. There will be authentic Greek food, a beer garden, live music & dancing, gifts, books, church tours and kids games. Tokens are available at the entrance on Sunset Dr. (credit and debit cards accepted). Admission and parking is free. More info: 360-734-8745, St.Sophia.Bellingham@gmail.com.

New Arts and Movement Preschool – Start your kids off on the path of arts and movement. Begin early with visual and performing arts at love 2 learn preschool. Join us at 4073 Hannegan Rd. Suite H Bellingham. Admission is 30% off our inaugural year. More info: 360-715-0900, love2learn.pk@gmail.com or www.love2learn-pk.org.

People of the Sea and Cedar Tour –

Kids love it. Parents think it’s fantastic. Teachers have been bringing their class to it for 30 years. Our tour of the Syre Education Center Northwest Coast First Nations display brings the cultural history of coastal people to light in an engaging hour-long presentation. Each year more than 2,000 school children experience the tour, plus a hands-on workshop. This fall we offer the tour to the general public on Sun., Sept. 13 from 2-3pm in the Whatcom Museum Syre Education Center (201 Prospect St., Bellingham). Admission is $5. More info: 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Peaceful Poetry Writer’s Workshop –

Join the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center for a fun opportunity for students K-12 to explore different styles of poetry and engage their creativity through interactive exercises, resulting in the creation of a unique poem to submit in the Peaceful Poetry contest. Takes place Thurs., Sept. 17 from 4-5pm at the Bellingham Public Library (210 Central Ave.). More info: 360-778-7200 or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. (more family & kids on page 39)

Sh’Bang! A Festival of Ideas – The

8th Annual Sh’bang explodes this year with outlandish shenanigans including eye-popping off-road soapbox derby action, vaudeville, circus, sideshow, burlesque, camping, swimming, dancing, parades, creative kids’ zone, zip line, interactive theme camps, whimsical workshops, rambunctious carnival games, and a whole weekend of live music. The event takes place Fri.-Sun., Sept. 11-13 from 4-8pm at Lookout Arts Quarry (246 Old Highway 99 N). Tickets and full line-up at www.shbangfest.com. Cost varies. Info: claymazing@gmail.com , 520-405-7814 or www.shbangfest.com.

Celebrate Whatcom Water Weeks September 12-26 – Water-themed

events will take place throughout Whatcom County between Sat., Sept. 12 and Sat., Sept. 26 during the 6th Annual Whatcom Water Weeks. This year’s theme is “Water – It’s Everybody’s Business.” Kick-off two weeks of fun events with Shuckin’ on the Farm – An Oyster Feast Celebrating Clean Water at Bellewood Acres on Sept. 12. Other events include a 5k Fun Run, Salmon-by-the-Bay, and tours of water and wastewater treatment facilities, Bellingham Cold Storage, Canyon Hydro Turbine, and local breweries. Join a story time or guided nature walk, participate in a children’s activity at Whatcom Museum, or help clean up a beach. A full list of these events with descriptions can be found online at www.whatcomwaterweeks.org. More info: 360-371-7100, emily@bbwsd.com.

Paint a Bookend for the Sumas Library – Help personalize the Sumas

Library (451 2nd St.) on Sat., Sept. 12 from 3-4pm. Paint your own creative, personal designs on bookends to be used in the library. Paint, brushes, and bookends provided. Kids, grades K-8, dress for messy fun; paint is not washable. Stop in at the library to see a sample! Free admission. Info: 360-305-3600 or www.wcls.org. Visit www.ennw.info to view Entertainment News NW on your computer, smartphone or tablet

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Skagit River Salmon Festival by Osa Hale The people of Skagit County, like many in the Pacific Northwest, are deeply affected by the river running through their community. Some see it every day, and others just benefit from its flowing waters. Once a year, though, people gather to celebrate the river, the salmon that swim in it, and many other things that make the place they live so special. “The Skagit River touches just about everyone who lives here in Skagit County. The quality of life we enjoy comes from the Skagit River—electricity for our homes and businesses, quality water to drink and irrigate our crops, Come watch the fur flyin’ fun of the Young festivalgoers explore FIN a Sammy the Salmon serves up livelihoods for our fishermen, and a Puget Sound DockDogs—the world’s 25-ft female chum salmon. Photo “spawntaneous” fun as the premier canine aquatics competition. by Michael Vendiola, Swinomish goodwill ambassador to the Skagit place for our families to play, picnic, Photo by Da-Rill Photography. Communications. River Salmon Festival. Photo by camp and hike,” explained Kevin Tate. Michael Vendiola, Swinomish “It is for this reason that we formed the Communications. long, colorful inflatable salmon-shaped Skagit River Salmon Festival.” this year it is being extended to last a tent where legends will be shared. Tate is the president of the board of full nine hours, from 10am-7pm. “We are thrilled to have Native directors that put on the Skagit River Activities include a live presentation of American storyteller Lois Landgrebe Salmon Festival. A free event featuring birds of prey put on by the Sardis coming, who is bilingual in English and local music as well as some of the best Raptor Center, a Kids Zone complete in her tribe’s traditional Lushootseed food and drink the area has to offer, the with an inflatable ball obstacle course, language,” Tate said. “Landgrebe festival is also a chance for local people and the Puget Sound DockDogs, a gracefully uses the two languages to learn about the environmental well-known and beloved canine interchangeably to help the listener resources and cultural traditions of the aquatics competition. understand the historical importance of beautiful Skagit Valley. Music is also a staple of the festival, her stories, while also being Native storytelling and food are a big with this year’s tunes being supplied by entertained.” part of the river celebration. Along with Bellingham folk-stomp darlings Rabbit While the stories and traditions of the many other food vendors, there will be Wilde and Seattle dream pop band people who have lived in the area for a salmon barbeque hosted by a local Bellamaine. Other entertainers include the longest could fill an entire day on tribe. As for oral traditions, Tate had the clown team of Zig Zag & Ragz, who their own, the Skagit River Salmon great things to say about the festival’s will be twisting balloons and painting Festival includes so much more—in fact, Salmon Storytelling Tent, a 30-footfaces, and the stationary but memorable FIN, a 25-foot migrating chum salmon who is just waiting for people to climb inside. The Skagit River Salmon Festival takes place on September 12, at the Waterfront Park at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge. A family-friendly event with enough to see, do, eat and drink to last the entire day, the festival is a perfect combination of fun and education. “The Festival’s growing success is a result of the relationships fostered with our community partners, including federal, state and local agencies, nonprofit organizations, Tribal communities and private businesses,” Tate said. “It is through the Festival that the community can collectively celebrate this amazing river, discover its historical past, and learn ways to conserve its valuable resources—all in a fun-filled setting.” 38

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Assumption Harvest Festival – The

Assumption Parish Harvest Festival is back on Sat. & Sun., Sept. 19 & 20 at Church of the Assumption (2116 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham). Festival-goers will enjoy a fun-filled weekend for the entire family; food, games, and family fun! Kicking off Saturday morning with a vintage car show, the festival will also include an arts and crafts fair, a used book sale, a bake sale, and a variety of food booths. Children’s activities include carnival games, inflatable rides, miniature golf, and more. Cheer on your favorite NFL/college teams over a cold beer at the Parish Pub. Don’t miss the spaghetti dinner and all-ages Team Trivia contest Saturday night or the pancake breakfast Sunday morning. Saturday hours are 10am-10pm; Sunday hours are 10am-3pm. Free to attend / activity tickets at gate.

Kids: Do Art! Open House – Kids: Do

Art! gives kids the opportunity to play, engage, get their hands dirty and let their creativity loose. The event covers an array of arts, including ceramics, painting, rhythm and music, dance, acting, textiles, puppetry, comedy and more. We offer the program twice each year, in the spring and summer. Come get a sneak peek of this fun program on Sat., Sept. 19 from 11am-3pm at Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden). Free admission. Info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Peaceful Poetry Workshop (grades K-5) – Hey Kids! Get some great tips on

writing poetry. Create a poem using peaceful themes, and enter it in a contest. A recording of the contest winners reading their poems will be played on BTV Channel 10 for a whole year! Meets Mon., Sept. 21 from 4-5pm at the Ferndale Library and

Tours with Whatcom County Council on Aging – Mariners baseball vs. Texas

Rangers, Sept. 10, $78 • India Travelshow, Sept. 22, 10am, free • BC Gulf Island Discovery Mayne Island, Sept. 23, $153 • German Sausage Fest & Flight Tour, Oct. 2, $51 • Musical Comedy Forever Plaid, Oct. 10, $35 • New Mexico Balloon Fest & Santa Fe Guided Tour, Oct. 9-14, $1999 • Ireland Tour, Oct. 10-17 (based on availablity) • Cuba Travelshow, Oct. 14, 11am, free • Branson Show Jubilee, Oct. 31-Nov. 5 • New Autumn BC Cascade Falls Tour, Oct. 20, $109, Eagle Viewing Cruise, Nov. 18, $159 • Downtown Vancouver BC Holiday, Dec. 4-5, $365 • Arizona Seahawks & New Years Getaway, Dec. 31-Jan. 4, $1799-$1999 • Sound of Music Broadway Musical, Dec. 13, $135 • Trips 2016: Incredible India, Feb. 15-29, $4795 • Mississippi

Thurs., Sept. 24 from 3:30-4:30pm at the Lynden Library. Admission is free. More info: 360-305-3600 or www.wcls.org.

admission. More info: 360-510-3205, info@rootedemerging.org or www.rootedemerging.org.

Mt. Baker Rock and Gem Club Monthly Meeting – Club members will

be “showing and telling” about rocks, minerals, fossils, and gems that they have found or otherwise acquired right here in Whatcom County. There will also be door prizes, refreshments, a silent auction of rocks and rock literature, and a brief business meeting. Visitors are always welcome, with or without rocks. Meets Mon., Sept. 21 at 7pm at Bloedel Donovan Community Center (2214 Electric Ave., Bellingham). Free admission. Info: 360734-3994 or www.mtbakerrockclub.org.

Appliance Depot’s 10th Anniversary Party – We are celebrating 10 years of

providing job training, affordable appliances, and a reuse based business model in Whatcom County. We invite you to attend for bluegrass tunes from “High Mountain Stringband,” refreshments provided by local establishments, and yard games on Thurs., Sept. 24 at 6pm at Appliance Depot (802 Marine Dr.). Info: dbetz@reuseworks.org.

Council of the Animals – Rooted

Emerging presents Council of the Animals, a story/riddle challenge for youth, grades 5-8, on Sun., Sept. 27 from 1-4pm in Fairhaven Park (107 Chuckanut Dr. N., Bellingham). Giant puppet animals will oversee teen storytelling performances on four natural stages throughout the park. Welcome and instructions from the hilltop stage at 1:30pm. Question/answer session for parents with director in the upper shelter begins at 2pm. All walk the labyrinth together at 3pm. This free event welcomes youth and families to learn about the organization and their coming of age programs for ages 11-15. Free

Pie Baking Contest – Bring in your

favorite pie to share and win the title of best pie in Sumas on Sat., Sept. 26 from 2-3pm at the Sumas Library. Stop by to taste the pie and help choose the winner! All ages welcome to participate in baking and eating. Pie bakers, please bring your recipe to share—if you are willing to give it up! The Sumas Library is located at 451 2nd St. More info: 360-305-3600 or www.wcls.org.

Diamond Antiques

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360-676-9100 Closed Sundays

Steamboat River Cruise, April 3-11, $5399 range • Williamsburg & Washington DC, Oct. 13-20, $2499. All rates, subject to change, are per person double occupancy. More info and registration: 360-733-4030, ext. 1015, bsacintern@gmail.com or www.wccoa.org.

Bellingham Parks & Recreation Travelogue Series – Bellingham Parks

and Recreation Travelogue Series is back after a spring and summer break. Come enjoy an armchair journey to a variety of spectacular and interesting places on the first and third Thursday of the month (Sept. 17) in the Whatcom Museum Old City Hall Rotunda Room (121 Prospect St.) from 7-9pm. Admission is $3 suggested donation. More info: 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

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CSWT Open Mic – The Chuckanut

Sandstone Writers Theater features prose and poetry on Wed., Sept. 9 at 7pm at the Colophon Cafe in Fairhaven. Free admission. More info: 360-671-9961 or Joakworm@aol.com.

Annual Fall Book Sale – Find many

titles, fiction /non-fiction, at the annual book sale organized by the Friends of the Deming Library (5044 Mt. Baker Hwy.). Two big weekends (Fri. & Sat., Sept. 11, 12, 18 & 19, 10am-4pm), plus throughout the week for self-service during library hours. Proceeds benefit the Deming Library building and programing for the community. More info: 360-305-3600 or www.wcls.org.

Information Session: “Prose Writing at Its Best” – Come to an information

session to learn about “Prose Writing for All Genres,” a three term certificated course for writers of fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir and essays. Session meets Mon., Sept. 21 at 5:30pm at Village Books (1200 11th St., Bellingham). Free admission. More info: 360-650-3308, extendededucation@wwu.edu or www.wwu.edu/ee/ps/prose/index.shtml.

Bellingham Books by the Bay by Osa Hale Come one, come all, writers and readers of the City of Subdued Excitement to the third and most exciting installment in the annual Books by the Bay! This event is part book fair, part awards banquet, and part writer’s conference, all sponsored by Chanticleer Book Reviews. The Books by the Bay Room, housed in the Hotel Bellwether, will be open to the public for three days, from Sunday, Sept. 27 through Tuesday, Sept. 29, 11am-6pm. This event is all about celebrating the works of more than a hundred authors, including many of the new and emerging award-winning titles from Chanticleer Book Reviews. Books will be for sale, and attendees will have the chance to have many of their newly purchased books signed by the author. There will also be door prizes, drawings for gifts, and panel discussions. Parking and admission to the event is free. If you are an author interested in learning more about getting your writing off the ground and into the hands of interested readers, then you won’t want to miss the Chanticleer Authors Conference, which will be taking place Saturday-Tuesday, Sept. 26-29, also at the Hotel Bellwether. Presentations and workshops revolving around publishing and marketing will include tips on branding, promotion, distribution, readership, and so much more. Speakers include many people working at the forefront of the industry, including CEOs of companies specializing in book publication and digital marketing. Registration is required for the event, with single-day and multi-day passes available online at www.chantireviews.com/save-the-date. Finally, the Chanticleer Writing Awards Banquet will be taking place as Books by the Bay comes to a close, on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Beginning with a cocktail party at 5:30pm, the awards banquet will honor the winning authors and their works, with more than $30,000 in cash and prizes. The Grand Prize winner will be presented with a $1,000 check! The works featured at the awards banquet have competed against others in the genre in seven rounds of judging. Reservations are required to attend the banquet, and can be made at the save-the-date website listed above. Presenters include (top to bottom): Rochelle Parry, president and creative director of Megabite.com; Shari Stauch, author and PR professional; Elizabeth DiMarco, CEO and co-founder of BooksILove; Diane Isaacs, executive movie producer; Fox Deatry, Creative Marketing Strategist to attract Millennial; Tyler Byrd, president of Redd Rokk Digital Marketing; and Pamela Beason, award-winning author of mystery & romance novels.

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