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TABLE OF CONTENTS SEPTEMBER 2017 FEATURES: Bellingham Theatre Guild Announces 89th Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Bicycle Confidence Class for Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 BMC presents Bellingham Burlesque of 1927 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 CASCAIA International Women’s Film Festival announces Film Screening Fundraiser Megan Leavey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Down on the Farm with the Whatcom County Farm Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Metalmorphosis: Georgia-Pacific Pulp and Paper Mill – New Paintings by Trish Harding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Mount Baker Theatre 2017-18 Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Mrs. Bave Presents the Pig War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 SeaFeast 2017: Harvesting Northwest Fun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

DEPARTMENTS: Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7 Benefits & Fundraisers . . . . . . . . . . 40 Calendar of Events . . . . . 14-18, 24-27 Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Cuisine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Family & Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-31 Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Health & Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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On the cover: Studio-UFO presents “METALMORPHOSIS.” Trish Harding will show twelve paintings depicting an historical account of the Georgia-Pacific plant. Pictured on our cover is ”Acid Ball & E. Laurel Street,” 24x30”, oil on metal. See feature story on page 3.

SEPTEMBER 2017 Volume 14 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 • mfuller@ennw.info Barb Fuller • bfuller@ennw.info Gladys Crnich • 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 10 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: ©2017 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 Courtney Kendall divides her time between writing, working at Whatcom Community College, and enjoying her young son. She holds an MA in English Studies from Western Washington University. n Osa Hale has been a regular contributor to Entertainment News NW since 2012. She is a graduate of Western Washington University, with a B.A. in Visual Journalism. Her work has also appeared on Bellingham’s KOMO News website, the Seattle Times, and Portland Live. n Deborah Bernard received her BA in Journalism at WWU, wrote for The Bellingham Herald, then worked in Alaska for decades. Now they’re back: her husband Joseph is gleefully retired and Debbie loves her office job at First Presbyterian Church. She is also writing her memoir, You Can’t Beat a Deadhorse. n April Metz de Montiel is a life-long arts supporter and new contributor to Entertainment News NW. — Winner 2015 Mayor’s Arts Award —

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Metalmorphosis: Georgia-Pacific Pulp and Paper Mill New Paintings by Trish Harding by Nancy Canyon The public is invited to Trish Harding’s Studio UFO gallery reception, Friday, September 8 from 6-9pm. The artist will show new paintings: a historical account of the Georgia-Pacific plant. Enjoy live music, refreshments, and free admission at the gallery on Holly Street. In the early 2000s, when the GeorgiaPacific Tissue Mill was still operating, Trish Harding often carried oils and a plein-air easel to the Blackburn parking lot and set up for a day of painting. “I had this love affair with the plant. I painted it religiously for a long time.” One day flashes of light from welders’ torches sparked from buildings. The plant was in the beginning stages of coming down. “Men wearing hard hats wandered out of the buildings to eat their lunches,” she says. “They were cutting out the tanks, taking down buildings, changing the landscape as we’d known it.” As the plant came down, Trish took a hiatus from painting. “When it became the skeletal remains of an operating paper mill—the bones before gentrification— I went back to the site with its shiny industrial surfaces reflecting watershimmer off the bay, and documented what I loved about the mill.” “The paintings are rendered on recycled sheet metal treated with vinegar to roughen the surface.” Trish previews one piece done from the vantage point of C Street, looking south over the canal. “I painted the terrible beauty of things down,” she says, “sun low in the sky, gravel and tanks glistening.” Over a period of fifteen years, she watched the plant go from an operating mill to what it is now—six rocket-ship-like

metal structures, stacks, and an acid ball, which will eventually move to the Granary Park. “There was a period of time when the deconstruction machinery looked like dinosaurs.,” says Trish. “If it had been financially feasible to keep the plant running, it would still pollute the air and ground. It would be a dinosaur.”

turns black behind liquid light. That’s Bellingham: light reflecting sky, bouncing it back, blending it with everything.” The show includes twelve neverbefore-shown paintings rendered on repurposed metal from the RE Store or Z Recycling. Many pieces are painted in oil. Some are pastel on metal, coated with a clear-drying body to create a coarse tooth. In juxtaposition, a few paintings are pastels on velour, to give a more feminine look to the industrial site.

GP Leftovers, 20x30”, pastel on velour paper. Granary & Blue Crane, 30x24”, oil on metal.

As I listen, Trish’s emotional connection to the plant’s history shows in her expressions. She grew up visiting the plant on Saturdays, as her father was an accountant in one of the huge, 93’ buildings. “It was like going to Gotham City, enormous and dark, and our dad sitting behind a desk with giant green ledgers and an adding machine with a crank lever rolling out tape,” she says. The piece I view is done in painterly browns, blues, and grays. The water is teal with bits of silver metal showing through from beneath. The sky sparkles. “The visual impact of Bellingham light is amazing,” Trish says. “I love how the sky

Tanks & Maple Autumn, 24x30”, oil on metal.

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Harding says she paints “beauty and intimacy, rendering objects, some that aren’t seemingly beautiful.” As her love affair with the plant continues to capture the terrible beauty in paint, we benefit as well from a historical account of what has come before and what continues in the present. Please attend the opening on September 8 from 6-9pm at Studio UFO Gallery, 301 W. Holly St. in Bellingham. The Metalmorphosis show runs through September 30. For more information, call 360-319-6115 or visit www.studio-ufo.net. All paintings by Trish Harding.

Digester Tanks Late Afternoon, 18x36”, oil on metal.

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Art Showing Around the Region –

Ann Chaikin (recent oils) at WECU Fairhaven Branch; Trish Harding (recent oils) at Blessing Salon and Spa; Nancy Thomson (recent oils) at DIS; Trish Harding (Sebastian in Bellingham) at Daisy Cafe; Trish Harding (Musicians at Work) at Anelia’s (La Conner); Trish Harding (several different series of recent works including, My View of the Valley (Skagit), Living Next to a Volcano, and Streets of Seattle) at Dentist Downtown Seattle. Info: 360-319-6115 or www.studio-ufo.net.

Mila Faulkner Art Show – Mila

Faulkner displays her art at Silvery Moon (1010 Harris Ave., Bellingham). Oil and acrylic are her chosen mediums because of the freedom it allows her as she plays with her ideas. While Mila enjoys painting the world around her, it is the special character and beauty of water and sky that have become her favorite themes. More info: 360-201-1824, milafauk@comcast.net or www.milafaulknerart.com.

Call for Submissions: Whatcomics 2017 – Teens, get your artwork

published! Whatcomics is an annual publication filled with art created exclusively by teens from across Whatcom County. Submit your doodles, jots, and carefully crafted drawings to any Whatcom County library. Original artwork only. Submission guidelines at www.wcls.org/ whatcomics. Those accepted for submission get a copy of the book and their work placed on display for the month of January 2018. Entry deadline: October 31, 2017. For grades 6-12. Free to enter. Info: 360-305-3600 or www.wcls.org.

Call to Artists: Ragfinery’s Sewing Rodeo Live Sewing Challenge – In

celebration of National Sewing Month in September, Ragfinery will host a 2-day, fun-filled, nail-biting, live sewing and design challenge. Teams will be given their design parameters, and have one evening to envision their project, doing a mad dash to select materials, and one day to sew at Ragfinery! The competition will culminate with an in-store fashion show on Sat., Sept. 23, and prizes will be awarded in three categories: People’s Choice, Best Interpretation of Theme, and Best

Performance Under Pressure. There is no fee to register, but challengers will be responsible for the purchase of their desired materials from Ragfinery and must bring their own sewing machines for use in the competition. There will be a six-team cap, so register early! Individuals interested in participating can sign up in person at Ragfinery (1421 N. Forest St., Bellingham) and up-to-date details about the event can be found at www.ragfinery.com. More info: 360-738-6977 or ssparling@ragfinery.com.

Crossing Threads – The age-old art of

hand weaving is a technique of crossing warp and weft to create a stable fabric. The Whatcom Weavers Guild invites you to look at how the simple art of crossing threads can produce such varied effects. Weavings on display in the Deming Library meeting room during open hours (5044 Mt. Baker Hwy.) through Sept. 2. Sponsored by the Friends of the Deming Library. Free admission. More info: 360-592-2422, www.wcls.org.

Artwood Gallery: Ukuleles by Michael Flaherty, Paintings by Nicolette Harrington – Beautiful

paintings by Nicolette Harrington will grace the walls of Artwood (1000 Harris Ave., Bellingham) for September and October. Our featured woodworker is Michael Flaherty. He will have ukuleles and other handmade items that are all one of a kind. Our artists will be in the gallery on Fri., Sept. 22 for the Art Walk in Fairhaven! Free admission. More info: 360-647-1628, artwood@qwestoffice.net or www.artwoodgallery.com.

Rodeo Dreams: Solo Exhibit with Elizabeth Wonnacott – The Jansen Art

Center, in partnership with The Inn at Lynden (100 5th St.), is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Blaine artist Elizabeth Wonnacott. Rodeo Dreams will be on display at The Inn at Lynden in downtown Lynden through September 30. Wonnacott describes rodeos as “fascinating places of adrenaline, Americana culture and intense athletic competition for both animals and humans.” Free admission. More info: 360354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Sun, Stone, Water: Photographs by Kevin G. Jones – Mindport Gallery (210

W. Holly St., Bellingham) presents new photographs by Kevin G. Jones. In Jones words, a good description of this show would be, “sun, stone and water as seen by camera; a creek when viewed without the benefit of a camera does not look to most people like what these images represent. I shot perhaps 100 images of the water, then picked the ones I liked best. They felt like “creekness” to me, combined with other qualities of light and color that make me happy when sitting in the presence of a mountain stream on and off for five days. Admission is $3. More info: publicity@mindport.org, 360-6475614 or www.mindport.org.

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Bellingham National Juried Art Exhibition & Awards – The Whatcom

Museum is hosting the second Bellingham National Juried Art Exhibitions and Awards. Hundreds of artists from around the country submitted artworks on the theme of drawing to be considered for this exhibition. The top three artists will receive cash awards, and the exhibition will include a popular choice award. The artwork selected represent a variety of media interpreting the theme of drawing. See the exhibit through Sept. 10 in the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building (250 Flora St.). Admission is $5-$10. Info: info@whatcommuseum.org, 360-7788930 or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Walk. Hawthorn Creek performs “roots music that lives and bleeds” on Fri., Sept. 1, 6-10pm. Free admission.

Making History: Art From the Archives at Downtown Bellingham Art Walk – Make.Shift Gallery and the

Whatcom Museum have joined forces for a juried exhibit featuring artwork inspired by photos from the museum’s archives. Stop by Make.Shift Gallery (306 Flora St.) on Fri., Sept. 1 from 6-10pm to see this collaborative exhibit. Free admission. More info: info@whatcommuseum.org, 360778-8930 or whatcommuseum.org.

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

Docent Tour: People of the Sea and Cedar – Learn more about our permanent exhibition, People of the Sea and Cedar: A Journey Through the History and Cultures of the Tribes of the Northwest Coast. Our docents are gifted guides eager to share their knowledge in informal, interactive, hour-long tours. Tours start in the lobby of the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building (250 Flora St., Bellingham) and are included with admission / free to members. For group tours of six or more people, call 360-778-8938 to schedule. Tours are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 2:30-3:30pm. Info: 360778-8930 or info@whatcommuseum.org.

W. Holly St.). This show will hang in the gallery through Oct 14. More info: 360-734-1340, framr4u@aol.com or www.fourthcornerframes.com.

Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery –

New Works! Clean lines, vivid colors, optical imagery, and architectural symmetry are a few phrases that come to mind when trying to describe the amazing works of art by Rob Gischer (pictured above). Join us for an artist reception on Fri., Sept. 1 from 6-9pm for the Downtown Bellingham Art Walk when we unveil Rob’s newest paintings at FCF (311

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 (continued on page 6)

Downtown Bellingham Art Walk at Waterfront Artist’s Studios – When

the Tangerine Crested Tanger spreads his Leaves and rides Four Squares over the crest of Whatcom Falls, Fall emerging Out of the Fog and into a Reflection of a Pinyon tree harboring a Shy Boy Meditating on Somatic Memory and illuminated Braided Leather Cuffs bearing the twisty turns of a Knot Study, it’s kismet. That or an exhibit of art by artists at the Waterfront Artist Studios. Check it out during Downtown Bellngham Art

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balloons; maps are at the Islander Store and studio locations. Sat. & Sun., Sept. 2 & 3 from 10am-5pm. More info: 360-3175807, ria@ria-harboe.com or www.lummi-island.com.

2017 Gallery Series: Point of Reference – Allied Arts of Whatcom

County’s 2017 Gallery Series is excited to introduce Point of Reference. This show features art by Jonathan Sureau, Robert E. Gigliotti, and Jenny Jansen exhibiting work inspired by organic forms and landscapes, but reinterpreted by the artist with an almost abstract feel. The Bellingham Metal Arts Guild will also be exhibiting smaller works and jewelry in our cases during the month of September. Allied Arts is located at 1418 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. Free admission. More info: 360-676-8548, info@alliedarts.org or www.alliedarts.org.

September at Whatcom Art Market –

Summer into fall; time for new starts. Come see new art created by our 45 local artists over the summer and for the coming Holiday season. September featured artists: Aug. 30-Sept. 3: Lorraine Day, photographer of local Whatcom County scenes, will demonstrate her work with computer enhancement of photographs Sat., Sept. 2, 11am-2pm. • Sept. 6-10: Kath Piros, glass and ceramic artist. Demonstrating designing, cutting, and fusing glass for jewelry and other decorations on Sat., Sept. 9, 1-3:30pm. Find out about classes. • Sept. 13-17: Barb Klepac, oil and acrylic artist, demonstrating rock painting Fri., Sept. 15, 11am-2pm. • Sept. 20-24: James Williamson, watercolor artist. Jim is the featured artist during Sept. 22 Art Walk, demonstrating watercolor painting 6-8pm. • Sept. 27Oct. 1: Alyson Brown, encaustic photography, is the featured artist during

the Sept. 29 Art Walk. Whatcom Art Market is located at 1103 11th Ave., Bellingham. Free admission. More info: 360738-8564 or www.whatcomartguild.org.

Open Studio Painting Wednesdays & Thursdays – Learn to paint/Learn to paint better in Open Studio Painting Classes. 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. All skill levels welcome! Beginners are invited with your chosen medium on Thursdays! Personal style and voice recognized and highly encouraged! Join us at Studio UFO (301 W. Holly St., M-4) on Wednesdays (Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27) or Thursdays (Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28), 10am-3pm. Admission is $196 or $60 each day. More info: 360-3196115, trish.harding@studio-ufo.net or www.studio-ufo.net.

Magical Menagerie at Good Earth Pottery – Some days require more than

an ordinary cup of coffee. September featured artist, Ann Marie Cooper, has embarked on a fantastical journey to bring some magic to your day by conjuring colorful creatures into her coiled pottery. Come see the unicorns, dragons, griffins and drittens (dragon-kittens) before they fly away, and meet the artist at an opening reception on Sat., Sept. 9 from 4-7pm. Representing more than 50 artists, the gallery has been located in historic Fairhaven since 1969. Free admission. More info: 360-671-3998, theteam@goodearthpots.com or www.goodearthpots.com.

Museum Advocates: Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Panel – Join the

advocates for coffee at 11:30am followed by a presentation at noon by local artists participating in the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour. The artists, whose artwork highlights a variety of mediums, will discuss their art and processes. The Whatcom Artist Studio Tour takes place Oct. 7-8 and 14-15, and offers the public an opportunity to visit artists’ working studios and gain insight into the creative process, work-life, and the work environment of local artists. The self-guided tour also provides an opportunity for people to purchase art directly from artists. This event on Thurs., Sept. 14 in the Old City Hall Rotunda Room (121 Prospect St., Bellingham). Free admission. More info: 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

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PAPO Downtown Bellingham Plein Air Paint Out & Exhibition – The

purpose of this paint out is to promote public awareness and appreciation of Plein Air Painting and Art in Bellingham in general. Our goal is to paint at specific intersections and be seen along or near the Holly Street corridor. The paint out is held Sat. & Sun., Sept. 16 & 17 from 9am-5pm. The sponsor Studio UFO will promote the event to the public. Artists will get 70% of sales. An artist reception and exhibition will be held on Fri., Oct. 6 from 6-9pm during the Downtown Bellingham Artwalk. More info: trish.harding@studio-ufo.net, 360-319-6115 or www.studio-ufo.net.

Inspirit-Form Collage Exhibit – Visit

the Deming Library (5044 Mt. Baker Hwy.) and view Karen Hanrahan’s torn paper collage exhibit Inspirit-Form, which conjoins people and wildlife and provokes discussion around the world of animal life, human origins, and anthropomorphism. Can an active vision for the wild hold answers to the deeper questions in our lives? Sponsored by Friends of the Deming Library. On exhibit Sept. 20-Oct. 28. More info: 360-592-2422 or www.wcls.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 (Sat., Sept. 23, 10am-5pm) hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country (including the Whatcom Museum) open their doors to anyone presenting a

Museum Day Live! ticket—for free! Visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday for more info. Tickets valid at both the Lightcatcher building and Old City Hall. More info: 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

The Best of You: Portfolio Review with Artist Ellen Clark – Interested in

showcasing your best creative work? Looking for freelance work, employment, or moving to the next level in the field of art? Join Ellen Clark, Allied Arts teaching artist, for this class on creating a professional, eye-catching portfolio on Mon., Sept. 25 at 6:30pm at the Deming Library (5044 Mt. Baker Hwy.). Bring your traditional portfolios on paper or e-portfolios on your laptop, tablet, or phone. Ellen Clark is a professional educator, illustrator, and freelance graphic artist. This free class is co-sponsored by Allied Arts and WCLS. Space is limited; register online at www.alliedarts.org/ business-art-skill-share-session-sign-up. Free admission. More info: 360-592-2422 or www.wcls.org.

Museum Advocates: Western American Art From The Tacoma Art Museum – Join the Advocates for coffee

at 11:30am followed by a presentation at noon. Faith Brower, Curator of Western American Art at the Tacoma Art Museum, will talk about a new exhibition at the Lightcatcher featuring a selection of artwork on loan from the Tacoma Art Museum, the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art, which is unrivaled in its scope, and contains artwork spanning from 1790 to today. Takes place on Thurs., Oct. 12 in the Old City Hall Rotunda Room (121 Prospect St.). Free admission. More info: www.whatcommuseum.org or 360-778-8930.

Mindport’s Correspondence Club –

Meets on Sat., Sept. 16 from 10:30am12:30pm. Have a letter to write or a postcard to send? Need to know size or postage requirements for handmade mailings? Want to know how to recycle your old calendars into envelopes? Join us for a couple of hours of companionable mailing at Mindport’s monthly Correspondence Club (210 W. Holly St., Bellingham). Please contact Tallie with questions, or if stairs will limit your access for this event: 360-647-5614. Free. More info: publicity@mindport.org or www.mindport.org.

Dream Catchers with Lummi Artist Earline Hansen – Learn the history of the Native American dream catcher on Sat., Sept. 30 from 3-4:30pm at the Everson Library (104 Kirsch Dr.). Participants will be able to design and make their own. Earline Hansen is the owner of Orca Beads. Class is limited to the first 15 attendees. Free admission. More info: 360-966-5100 or www.wcls.org.

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Mount Baker Theatre 2017-18 Season by Osa Hale On North Commercial Street in Bellingham is a beautiful old building, one that is recognized locally and nationally as a historic landmark. Built 90 years ago, the Mount Baker Theatre was created as a source of entertainment for the growing city. Today, it is a thriving venue that hosts an impressive variety of performances, from internationally acclaimed musicians, to beloved stage performances. The 2017-18 season is shaping up to be just as excellent as seasons past. Of course, this architectural beauty and its elegant stages immediately bring theatrical performance to mind. This season will feature classic plays and musicals including The Wizard of Oz (December 20), A Charlie Brown Christmas (December 1), A Chorus Line (March 29, 2018), and Cabaret (April 8, 2018). Beloved stories such as these are the heart of the historic theatre, but the life blood that keeps it pumping are the new and original works that take the stage each year. Starting out the season with a lush visual treat, Undersea Bubble Fantasia (October 21) will feature a combination of contortionists, puppets, illusions, and more stage magic in an introduction to “the ocean of the soul” that is fun for all ages. Another family-friendly romp, the uniquely talented Olate Dogs will take the stage on May 5, 2018. On February 5, 2018, audiences will get to know storybook princesses in a whole new way, as Snow White and her posse of sassy gals sing their way through

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Disenchanted. Fans of beat boxing and a capella will be in heaven during Gobsmacked (March 10), a sensational show that will joyfully push the limits of the human voice. The stages of the Mount Baker Theatre will also be hosting a number of talented musicians this season. Audiences can look forward to acts like the energetic Sawyer

The high energy, upbeat, country band Sawyer Brown will present a phenomenal music experience at Mount Baker Theatre on Saturday, September. 16.

Brown (September 16) and prolific Rosanne Cash (performing with John Leventhal on January 26, 2018). A highlight of the country music performers in this season will be Dailey & Vincent (May 19, 2018), two stellar bluegrass musicians who are internationally recognized and now members of the Grand Ole Opry. Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn will be bringing their one-of-a-kind banjo music to the stage on November 26. We Banjo 3 will have audiences tapping their toes to

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The events that made the woman. The woman who made the music. The music that changed history. MBT presents A Night with Janis Joplin on Saturday, October 14.

the “Celtgrass” tunes they joyfully meld from Irish tradition and Americana music on February 10, 2018. There will also be a variety of talented vocalists featured this season. Captivating pianist-vocalists such as Michael Kaeshammer (November 18) and Five for Fighting (joined by a string quartet on January 19, 2018) will fill the stage with music and emotion. A particularly stellar performance can be expected from Shemekia Copeland, a powerhouse blues singer who will be joined by the equally expressive Matt Andersen for a night of soulful crooning on November 3. In addition to artists performing original music, there will be a handful of carefully crafted musical tributes. A Night with Janis Joplin (October 14) is a Broadway storytelling musical that follows Joplin’s tragically short yet historically brilliant time in the world of rock ‘n’ roll. The Simon & Garfunkel Story (October 29) has entertained audiences in several countries, telling the story of an iconic duo through multimedia and live music. Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul, and Mary) pays tribute not to a specific artist, but to a genre of music as he explores American folk music in Lonesome Traveler: The Concert (March 3, 2018). Rounding out the 2017-18 season at the Mount Baker Theatre will be a handful of folks who command the stage simply with their words. The Ladies of Laughter (Jane Condon, Kelly MacFarland, and Robin Fox) bring the hilarity on January 13, 2018. Jokes and stories by David Sedaris (May 4, 2018) and Ira Glass (June 23, 2018) will delight audiences who are familiar with their works in writing and radio. A full season brochure for the Mount Baker Theatre is available online or at the box office. All tickets are also available for purchase on their website (www. mountbakertheatre.com) or in person at the box office (104 N. Commercial St. in Bellingham).

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2nd Annual Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival – The Second Annual Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival returns to Hovander Homestead Park this Labor Day Weekend, Fri.-Sun., Sept. 1-3. The festival will feature top-notch Bluegrass bands from across the country, instrument workshops, onsite camping, beer garden, food and craft vendors, children’s activities, and so much more! Hours are Fri., 4-7pm; Sat., 9am-9pm; and Sun., 9am-8pm. Admission is $12.50-$75. Info: 360-474-7715 or www.hhbgf.org.

Scottish Music Session – Musicians

and audience members alike are welcome to this free and open to the public music session at the Littlefield Celtic Center (1124 Cleveland Ave., Mount Vernon). Join us for our monthly Scottish session; play the tunes you know and enjoy hearing new ones. More info on what to expect is available online. Takes place Sun., Sept. 3 from 3-6pm. Free admission. More info: 360-416-4934, events@celticarts.org or www.celticarts.org/music-sessions-atthe-littlefield-celtic-center.

Rehearsals Begin – The Bellingham

Community Chorus, a non-audition chorus, will begin its weekly rehearsals on Tues., Sept. 5, from 7-9pm. Rehearsals are held at Moles Farewell Tributes, the corner of Yew St. and Lakeway, every Tuesday, until Holiday Concert on Sun., Dec. 17. Cost is $75 dues per semester.

Tribute to Horace Silver featuring the Kevin Woods Quintet – Horace

Silver was an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, particularly in the hard bob style that he helped pioneer in the 1950s. After playing tenor saxophone and piano at school in Connecticut, Silver got his break on piano when his trio was recruited by Stan Getz in 1950. Silver soon moved to New York City, where he developed a reputation as a composer and for his bluesy playing. Come hear how the Kevin Woods Quintet interprets his music. Performance on Wed., Sept. 6 from 7-9pm at The Sylvia Center for the Performing Arts (205 Prospect St., Bellingham). Admission is $10 general; $5 students; WJMAC members free. More info: info@wjmac.org or www.wjmac.org.

Jam is a time for all levels of ukulele players to join for playing music, singing & socializing at St. James Presbyterian Fellowship Hall (910 14th St.). We will play and sing from The Daily Ukulele, Vols. 1 & 2 so bring them along or share with your neighbor. Bring a finger food to share. Admission is $5 suggested donation. More info: 360-510-4386, bhamuke@gmail.com or www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com.

Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center (WJMAC) Jazz Combo Classes – Every

Sunday, students of all ages are rehearsed and instructed by some of the best jazz musicians in the northwest. Students learn basic song forms like blues and rhythm changes, as well as standard songs of the jazz idiom. They learn how to perform and interact in a small group setting, and how to improve their soloing, reading, and improvising skills. Combos for more advanced students are themed and based in the style of an historic jazz band. Students perform at the venue, and will learn how to plan a proper set list and prepare for, and run a gig. Classes are held from 1:30-3:30pm and 4-6pm (location TBA). Cost is $125 per month. More info: julianmacdonough@hotmail.com, 509859-1801 or www.wjmac.org.

Bellingham Youth Jazz Band 2017-18 – The Bellingham Youth Jazz

Band begins its 22nd year on Wed., Sept. 13 at 7pm in the Bellingham Senior Activities Center (315 Halleck St.). Interested middle/high school musicians on sax, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass (upright/electric), drum set or vocals that are currently enrolled in their school’s music programs and/or taking weekly private lessons are eligible if they have one year minimum experience on their instrument. Weekly Wednesday rehearsals and 25 performances under the direction of Mark Kelly run through next spring. Call 360-676-5750 for pre-registration or email markelly@oz.net. Cost is $180 per trimester. More info: 360-676-5750, markelly@oz.net or www.jazzproject.org.

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7th Annual Bellhaven Jazz Festival –

The Jazz Project presents the 7th Annual Bellhaven Jazz Festival on the Fairhaven Village Green, from noon-7pm on Sat., Sept. 9. Four groups from 1-7pm featuring: Johnaye Kendrick Quartet, Dmitri Matheny/Ed Dunsavage Quartet, Blues Union, and EntreMundos Quarteto with Adriana Giordano. Beer Garden opens at noon on the Village Books patio. Free admission. More info: 360-650-1066, jsherwoodjazzproject@gmail.com or www.jazzproject.org.

Bellingham Ukulele Group Jam – Join the Bellingham Ukulele Group Jam as we kick-off our 11th year of strummin’ together on Sat., Sept 9 from 1:30-5pm.

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some passionate playing to the WJMAC stage. Join us at The Sylvia Center for the Performing Arts (205 Prospect St., Bellingham) on Wed., Sept. 13, 7-9pm. $20 general/$10 WJMAC members/$5 students. More info: www.wjmac.org.

Irish Music Session – Musicians and

audience members alike are welcome at this free and open to the public session! Join us for an afternoon of traditional Irish music; play the tunes you know and enjoy hearing new ones. More information on what to expect can be found online. Takes place at Littlefield Celtic Center (1124 Cleveland Ave., Mount Vernon) on Sun., Sept. 17 from 1-4pm. More info: 360-4164934, events@celticarts.org or www.celticarts.org/irish-music-sessions-atthe-littlefield-celtic-center.

Harmony Northwest Chorus Ice Cream Social – An afternoon of music

and sweets! Harmony Northwest Chorus is hosting an Ice Cream Social on Sun., Sept.

17 from 2-4pm at the Mount Vernon Community Center at 1401 Cleveland St. Musical performances by Skagit Valley’s only women’s barbershop chorus and guest quartet Fourcast! Raffles, prizes and ice cream—what a great way to spend an afternoon. Admission is $10 suggested donation. More info: 360-201-5861, contact@harmonynorthwest.org or www.harmonynorthwest.org.

Pee Wee Ellis – After some 55 eventful

years as a musician, band leader, arranger and composer Pee Wee Ellis is still touring the world and working on new collaborations, despite his fast-approaching 75th birthday. His remarkable story spans six decades, starting in the 50s when he took himself and his sax off to New York city to find his heroes Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and the great Sonny Rollins (who became his teacher and mentor). A promising career leading jazz bands in Florida took an unexpected turn in 1965 when he joined James Brown’s sensational Revue, playing alto. Within six

BMC presents Bellingham Burlesque of 1927 Bellingham Burlesque of 1927 is a bawdy, new cabaret-style musical about a tawdry burlesque troupe that has an engagement in Prohibition-Era Bellingham. The crass but lovable comic, Paul, is the “Top Banana,” who berates his dutiful “Straight Man,” Marty, and spars with song-belter and “Diva,” Keely. Meanwhile, the stage-struck showgirl, Mandy, connives to unseat Keely as the leading woman. That’s just part of the friction on stage! What about the strippers? Let’s just say there is a “revealing” final act of desperation. Cue Amanda Carpp, Martin Bray, Martha Benedict, Paul Henderson and Akilah the cops! Williams pictured with Music Director Scott Henderson at the piano. The world of 1927 Bellingham is the backdrop, with characters like the Larrabees and Dirty Dan Harris, and landmarks like the Fairhaven Hotel and Yoghurt Sanitarium (the actual name in 1927), and the brand-new Fairhaven Firehouse and Mount Baker Theatre. On a bare stage (sorry for the pun), Martha Benedict, Martin Bray, Amanda Carpp, Akilah Williams, Paul Henderson and Music Director Scott Henderson, deliver more than twenty funny songs by writers like Jerry Herman, Mel Brooks, Cy Coleman and Johnny Mercer, along with vintage blue humor, slapstick, and a few bumps and grinds. Martha Benedict is a veteran of three prior cabaret shows. “At the end of the show – or the derriere, as we burlesque folk like to say – there is a revealing twist. A very apt word for this show,” says Martha. “Our big closing act pretty much closes down the show too, because the police are banging on the stage door. I think we all grab our bags and head for the border. Remember, it is Prohibition, but the Canadian bars are still open!” Bellingham Burlesque of 1927 is produced by the Bellingham Music Club for its Night Beat series. Performances are October 5-7, 7:30pm, and October 7, 3pm, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Avenue in Fairhaven. Tickets are $20 with some discounts. More information is available at bellinghammusicclub@gmail.com, 360-305-6526, or www.bellinghammusicclub.org. Photo by David Cohn.

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months he was bandleader/musical director and was cowriting with James Brown. Join us for the performance on Mon., Sept. 18 at 7:30pm at the Lincoln Theatre (712 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon). Admission is $35 / $30 / $25 / $20 / $2 off members. More info: 360-336-8955, tobie@lincolntheatre.org or www.lincolntheatre.org.

Performing Arts (205 Prospect St.). Admission is $20 general; $10 WJMAC members; $5 students, WJMAC combo students free. More info: info@wjmac.org or www.wjmac.org.

Nuages CD Release Party at Uisce Irish Pub – Join Nuages in celebrating the release of their new CD, Oblivion, on Fri., Sept. 29 from 7-9pm at Uisce Irish Pub (1319 Commercial St., Bellingham). Nuages will provide hors d’oeuvres. Info: 360-961-1559, nuagesjazz@gmail.com or www.nuagesjazz.net.

A Quartet of Great Seattle Artists –

Seattle Jazz Group, co-led by Mark Taylor and Dawn Clement, made its debut at Tula’s during last year’s Earshot Jazz Festival. Both co-leaders are also composers, creating new music and adapting previous compositions for this group. Line up: Dawn Clement, piano; Mark Taylor, alto sax; Michael Glynn, bass; Julian MacDonough, drums. Performance at The Sylvia Center for the Performing Arts (205 Prospect St., Bellingham) on Wed., Sept. 20 from 7-9am. Admission is $10 general; $5 students; free WJMAC members & combo students. More info: info@wjmac.org or www.wjmac.org.

Special Benefit Concert for Whatcom Chorale – Soprano Sherrie

Kahn performs Hector Berlioz’s delightful Les Nuits d’Ete (Summer Nights) Op. 7, with chamber orchestra conducted by Deborah Brown in a benefit concert for Whatcom Chorale on Sun., Sept. 24 at 3pm. The 30-minute French song cycle, one of Berlioz’s best-loved works, will be followed by a special sweet treat. The concert will take place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (2117 Walnut St., Bellingham). Tickets are $20 ($15 youth and seniors) and may be purchased at the door; for three weeks prior to the concert at the Bellingham Community Food Co-op, Village Books, and Everybody’s Store; or online through BrownPaperTickets.com. Bid a fond farewell to summer with this afternoon delight! More info: 360-747-7852 or www.whatcomchorale.org.

Fred Morrison Concert – A living House Concert with Jezebel’s Mother – Eastern Oregon’s “Jezebel’s

Mother” will bring their bluesy-rootsylively-lovely music to Bellingham for a house concert in a stunning location in Bellingham (outside in a beautiful garden or inside if rainy). Songwriters Carolyn Lochert and Janis Carper are the core of Jezebel’s Mother and will be releasing their debut album in September. Visit www.jezebelsmother.com for more info. Reservations are highly recommended. RSVP to MollyMonahan@roseroyce.net for location. Suggested donation, sliding scale $10-$20. Join us on Sun., Sept. 24, 7-9pm. Info: MollyMonahan@roseroyce.net or www.facebook.com/events/213819242481774.

Tamir Hendelman and Trio – If you’ve

seen Jeff Hamilton in the last few years, you have probably found yourself digging the pianist, Tamir Hendelman. Awardwinning jazz pianist Tamir Hendelman has performed with the Jeff Hamilton Trio, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Harry Allen, Teddy Edwards, Warren Vache, Houston Person, Jeff Clayton, Nick Brignola, Phil Upchurch, Rickey Woodard, John Clayton and Barbara Morrison. He also leads his own trio and his debut CD Playground features him in this trio setting. Peformance on Wed., Sept. 27 from 7-9pm at The Sylvia Center for the

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legend in the Celtic music world, Morrison’s music is firmly rooted in the tradition of the Hebridean islands of Scotland while also boldly exploring the technical and creative boundaries of Celtic music. He has developed a distinct and renowned signature sound in the piping community, and has won nearly all of the international prizes in the piping world. His performances feature mostly his own original compositions, and whether a haunting slow air or an incredibly difficult reel or jig played with breakneck speed and skilled precision, Fred’s mastery of his instruments is completely apparent. Performance on Sat., Sept. 30 at 7pm at Littlefield Celtic Center (1124 Cleveland Ave., Mount Vernon). Admission is $30 general / $25 members. More info: 360-416-4934, events@celticarts.org or www.celticarts.org/celtic-events/fredmorrison-2017.

Salute to the Blues with Josephine Howell and the Atlantics – In a salute

to the blues contribution to jazz history, Seattle-based entertainer Josephine Howell and her trio join forces with Bellingham legendary R&B band The Atlantics at the Sudden Valley Jazz Barn on Sat., Oct. 7 from 3-5:15pm. There will be plenty of room for dancing as well as listening. Admission is $20. More info: 360-6711709, kcsulkin@msn.com or fswl.org.

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T’ai Chi Classes – Join Linda and learn

T’ai Chi Ch’uan to sustain and maintain your health, balance, and wellbeing throughout life. Beginners and all Tai Chi skill levels welcomed. This class will guide you through the flowing and choreographed movements that are easy on the body and make the mind-body connection through deep energizing breathing, essential for good brain health. Classes held at St. James Presbyterian Church (910 14th St., Bellingham) on Mondays from 5:15-6:15pm and Wednesdays from 11:15am-12:15pm. More info: 360-389-5754 or LindaTaiChi@comcast.net.

Gentle Yoga Classes – Join Joani for

gentle yoga classes at The Metta Center (1602 Carolina St. #D12,, Bellingham). Classes meet most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-11:45am. This class is ideal for beginners as well as those who desire healthy back yoga. 3-month pass fees: $65 for 5 classes / $100 for 10 classes / $15 drop-in / $10 first time. More info: yogawithjoani@yahoo.com or www.yogawithjoani.com.

Run with the Chums 5K! – Run with

the Chums is a fun and free event for all ages as part of Whatcom Water Week. Run or walk on a scenic loop through the BP highlands, and learn more about watershed health while taking care of your own health! Registration is free, and the first 300 participants will receive a free event t-shirt. A kids’ 1k Smolt Sprint will start at 10am; all racers will receive a ribbon. The 5k start is at 10:30am. Festivities before and after the race include

refreshments, watershed information exhibits, kids’ activities, and water conservation prizes. Takes place in the BP Highlands (4900 Brown Rd., Blaine). More info: www.chumsofterrellcreek.org/ news-and-events/run-with-the-chums.

Bellingham Traverse – Get hooked on

the Vital Choice Bellingham Traverse, a fun relay race that celebrates the journey of wild salmon. Families, friends and local companies form solo, tandem and relay teams to run, bike and paddle through Bellingham’s scenic parks, winding trails and open waterways. The course includes a Greenways Run (5.5 mi); Mountain Bike (6.0 mi); Road Bike (18 mi.); Trail Run (3.4 mi); Paddle (3.6 mi.); and Team TREK (0.65 mi.) Event takes place on Sat., Sept. 16, from noon-6pm. Cost varies. More info: www.bellinghamtraverse.com.

Yoga For Healthy Aging – Wonder if

yoga can help facilitate healthy aging and help you retain more of your youthful

Bicycle Confidence Class for Adults by April Metz de Montiel Riding bikes and walking are known for their health benefits, but are also impactful in reducing traffic congestion and our carbon footprint. According to Kirsten Wert, the Smart Trips Coordinator for the Whatcom Council of Governments, “Forty percent of the trips we drive are 2 miles or less. Two miles is 10-15 minutes on a bike.” If everyone in the community identified times when car alternatives could be used to run errands, Whatcom County as a whole would be healthier, both for the people, traffic and environment. Smart Trips, a local program that promotes walking, cycling, ride-sharing and utilizing the city bus, is offering a class on September 10 for anyone interested in sharpening their safety skills for riding Whatcom County streets. The first half of the class will be presented in a classroom setting while the second half will incorporate the safety skills in a group bike ride. The 2017 Confident City Cycling Class participants will learn how to put a bike on a bus, maneuver in multi-lane traffic and use the recently implemented green bike boxes on city streets. The only skills necessary are the ability to ride, start, and stop a bicycle. Smarts Trips was an initiative developed in 2006 by Susan Horst, Director of Mobility Programs. In its 11th year, there are approximately 20,000 Whatcom County participants. The program incentivizes its members with prizes when they log miles on the Smart Trips website. Multiple Whatcom County employers also partner with Smart Trips to encourage employees to use the website tools in their commute. In order to participate as a company, contact SmartTrips at 360-685-8387. 2017 Confident City Cycling Class September 10, 1-3pm. PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center Cafeteria Conference Room 2901 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham $25 Cash/Card/Check Registration: 360-756-TRIP (8747) or info@WhatcomSmartTrips.org

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zest? Learn how yoga can improve the four key components of healthy aging: strength, flexibility, agility, and balance. Keep doing the things that you love! Join us at 1095 Telegraph Road on Thurs., Sept. 21, 9:30-10:45am. Admission is $95 for series of 8 or $15 drop-in. Info: 360207-5641, kate@coastalyogatherapy.com, www.coastalyogatherapy.com.

Yoga: Beginner Basics – Thursdays

beginning Sept. 21, 5:30-7pm, at Unity Spiritual Center (1095 Telegraph Rd., Bellingham). This series is intended to help students who are not comfortable with yoga to give it a try in a comfortable environment. Allowance is made for injury and chronic problems. Students will be guided through how to do poses to the best of their ability. Unity members: $85 for 8-class series or $12 drop-in/$95 for series or $15 drop-in. More info: 360-207-5641, greg@coastalyogatherapy.com or www.coastalyogatherapy.com/coastalyoga-therapy-services/class-schedule.

Actual patient outcomes are discussed. Some equipment used will be available for viewing. This is an interactive session, allowing for questions and dialogue. The nurses present in layperson’s terms the realities of what these “interventions” mean to average people and their families. Advance care planning, completing advance directives, and the importance of community-based palliative care are discussed. This presentation supports good decision-making and understanding before completing health care advance directives. Presentation on Wed., Sept. 27 from 6-7:30pm at St. Luke’s Health Education Center (3333 Squalicum Pkwy., Bellingham). Free admission. More info: 360-201-7840 or micki98226@aol.com.

“The Realities of Advanced Medical Interventions” – Two experienced ICU nurses discuss in frank terms the meaning of “advanced medical interventions.”

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SEPTEMBER 2017 FRIDAY 9/1/2017 2nd Annual Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival, Hovander Homestead Park, 4-7pm,

$12.50-$75, 360-474-7715, info@hhbgf.org or www.hhbgf.org. See page 9.

Native American Canoeing and Communities Pulling Together (with Ron Snyder and Cathy Taggett from Circle of Tree Studio and Homestead, and members of the G’ana’k’w Canoe Family), Blaine Library, 4-5pm, free, 360-305-3637, www.wcls.org.

Chakra Yoga Awakening (5 classes) begins,

Anacortes Center for Happiness, 4:15-5:15pm, $50 / $15 drop-in, 360-420-1046, may99huang@gmail.com or www.meyogaretreat.com. Artist Reception: Rob Gischer, Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 6-9pm, free, 360-734-1340, framr4u@aol.com, www.fourthcornerframes.com. See page 5. Downtown Bellingham Art Walk, Waterfront Artist’s Studios, 6-10pm, free. See page 5.

Making History: Art From the Archives at Downtown Art Walk, MakeShift Gallery,

6-10pm, free, 360-778-8930, info@ whatcommuseum.org or whatcommuseum.org. See page 5.

September Art Show Reception (signature members of Northwest Pastel Society), Scott Milo Gallery (Anacortes), 6pm, free, 360-293-6938, gallery@scottmilo.com or www.scottmilo.com. September First Friday Artwalk, Downtown Anacortes (Commercial Ave. closed for music, street dining and socializing between 4th and 6th Streets), 6-9pm, free, 360-293-6938.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 7:30pm, $21+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. See page 34.

SATURDAY 9/2/2017 2nd Annual Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival, Hovander Homestead Park, 9am-9pm. See page 9.

Fishtival, Maple Creek Picnic Shelter at Silver

Lake, 10am-2pm, free, kkrantz@n-sea.org, www.n-sea.org/river-steward-events-2017 or 360-715-0283. See page 29.

Friends of the North Fork Community Library Book & Bake Sale, North Fork Library, 10am-4:30pm, free, 360-599-2020 or www.wcls.org. See page 40.

Introduction to Sea Kayaking (3 days) begins,

Community Boating Center, 10am-1pm, $200, 360-714-8891, info@boatingcenter.org or www.boatingcenter.org/classes/adult-lessons/ sea-kayaking. Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour, Lummi Island, 10am-5pm. See page 5-6 NSC Saturday Coffee (55+), Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 10am, free, 360-933-4507, nwsinglesclub@gmail.com. Salmon Sighting, Thompson Creek Bridge, 10am-noon, free, 360-715-0283, kkrantz@n-sea.org or www.n-sea.org/ river-steward-events-2017. See page 31. Sewing Bootcamp (2 days) begins, Ragfinery, 10am-1pm, $76, hello@ragfinery.com, 360738-6977 or www.ragfinery.com/upcomingevents/event/sewing-bootcamp-12. Twin Sisters Farmers Market, North Fork Library, 10am-2pm, free, 360-599-2020, www.wcls.org. See page 33.

Lynden Discovery Storytime (ages 3-7), Lynden Library, 10:30-11:30am, free, 360-354-4883, www.wcls.org.

Whatcom Art Market (meet featured artist Lorraine Day), Whatcom Art Market,

11am-2pm, free, 360-738-8564, www.whatcomartguild.org. See page 6. Small Looms Clinic for Weavers, Bellingham Public Library, noon-3pm, free, 360-778-7217, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org or jjohnson@cob.org. See page 38.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 2 & 7:30pm, $21+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org.

Creating Green Cleaners (make and take), South Whatcom Library, 3-5pm, free, 360-305-3632, www.wcls.org.

Nooksack River Walk with NSEA Naturalists, Horseshoe Bend Trail, 3-4pm, free, 360-7150283, kkrantz@n-sea.org or www.n-sea.org/river-steward-events-2017.

Acoustic Cafe (live music with local musicians), The Bridge at Birch Bay, 8-9:30pm, free, info@thebridgebirchbay.com, 360-3668763 or www.thebridgebirchbay.com.

SUNDAY 9/3/2017 2nd Annual Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival, Hovander Homestead Park, 9am-8pm. See page 9.

Friends of the North Fork Community Library Book & Bake Sale, North Fork Library, 10am-4:30pm. See page 40.

Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour, Lummi Island, 10am-5pm. See page 5-6

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“Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika” (National Theatre), Pickford Film Center, 11am-2pm, $20, 360-738-0735, info@pickfordfilmcenter.org or www.pickfordfilmcenter.org.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 2 & 7:30pm, $21+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org.

Sunday Chess Meetup in Bellingham,

Bellingham Public Library, 2-5pm, free, www.meetup.com/BellinghamChess. See page 37. Scottish Music Session, Littlefield Celtic Center, 3-6pm, free, events@celticarts.org, 360-4164934 or www.celticarts.org/music-sessions-atthe-littlefield-celtic-center. See page 9.

Author Event: Leyna Krow (“I’m Fine But You Appear to Be Sinking”), Village Books

Readings Gallery (Bellingham), 4pm, free, www.villagebooks.com/event/leyna-krow-090317 or 360-671-2626.

Sunday Jazz on the Bay: Chad Peterson and Friends, Hotel Bellwether, 4:30-7:30pm, free, 360-392-3100, ranenogales@msn.com.

Live Music, Greene’s Corner, 6:30-9:30pm, no

cover, 360-306-8137, www.greenescorner.com.

Smart Recovery, Anacortes Center for Happiness, 6:30-7:30pm, by donation, 360-464-2229, info@anacortescenterforhappiness.org or www.anacortescenterforhappiness.org/calendar.html.

MONDAY 9/4/2017 Meditation Monday, Anacortes Center for

Happiness, 5:45-6:30pm, $3 minimum donation, 360-464-2229, info@anacortescenterforhappiness.org or www.anacortescenterforhappiness.org/calendar.html.

TUESDAY 9/5/2017 Gentle Yoga Classes with Joani Glasser,

The Metta Center, 10:30am, 360-656-6699. See page 12.

Off the Shelf Book Club (“The Kitchen House” by Kathleen Grissom), South

Whatcom Library, 1-2pm, free, 360-305-3632, www.wcls.org.

“Natural Solutions to Common Sleep Problems” with Jeff Albright and Integrative Health Bellingham, The Willows, 3-4:30pm, free / call if attending, 360-671-7077, programs@thewillowsbellingham.com.

Author Event: Judy Schachner (“Sarabella’s Thinking Cap” National Tour Kick-Off!),

Village Books Readings Gallery (Bellingham), 4pm, free, 360-671-2626 or www.villagebooks.com. See page 29.

Home Item Repair Workshop (work with skilled volunteers to repair toys, small kitchen appliances, electric tools, etc.), Bellingham Public Library, 5-7:30pm, free, 360-778-7217, jjohnson@cob.org or www.nwfreerepairs.wordpress.com.

Tuesday Night Jazz Series: Andy Carr Trio,

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

Healing the Heart: Examining the Fourth Chakra, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 6:30-9pm, $25, 360-647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com or www.simplyspiritcenter.com.

Author Event: J.A. Jance (“Proof of Life”; a J.P. Beaumont Novel Tour Kick-Off Event!), Village Books Readings Gallery (Bellingham), 7pm, free, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

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SEPTEMBER 2017 Bellingham Community Chorus Rehearsals begin, Moles Farewell Tributes, 7-9pm, $75 dues per semester. See page 9.

WEDNESDAY 9/6/2017 Cardio Flow Yoga (5 classes) begins, Studio 1010 (Anacortes), 9:30-10:30am, $60 / $15 drop-in, may99huang@gmail.com, 360-420-1046 or www.meyogaretreat.com.

Open Studio Painting Wednesdays & Thursdays, Trish Harding School of Art at

Studio UFO, 10am-3pm, $196 / $60 day, 360-319-6115, trish.harding@studio-ufo.net or www.studio-ufo.net. See page 6. Henry From (pianist), Trinity Lutheran Church, 10:30am, free, 360-305-6526, www.bellinghammusicclub.org.

Mindfulness Workshop with Tim Burnett,

Village Books Readings Gallery (Bellingham), noon, free, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Sharing is Healing: Stories of the Holocaust with Noemi Ban, Lynden Library, 2-3:30pm,

free, 360-354-4883, www.wcls.org. See page 32. Chair Tai Chi, Bellingham Public Library, 3-3:45pm, free, jjohnson@cob.org, 360-7787217 or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Chair Yoga (for seniors), Crescent Moon Yoga, 4-5pm, $15 drop in /$12 punch card, 206-790-4862, yogaheartspace0@gmail.com or www.yogalaconner.com.

Exploring Gender Identity with Randi Breuer Director of Oasis Youth Shelter, Mount

Vernon City Library, 6-7:30pm, free, 360-3366209, mikeb@mountvernonwa.gov or www.mountvernonwa.gov/index.aspx?NID=186.

Live Music in the Piano Lounge: Anissa,

Jansen Art Center, 6-8pm, free, 360-354-3600, www.jansenartcenter.org. Opening Reception for Fall Exhibits, Jansen Art Center, 6-8pm, free, 360-354-3600.

Wednesday Lunchtime Music: Sylvia Bos,

Balkan Folk Dancing Thursday Evenings,

Willows Farm Stand (fresh produce, delicious baked goods, and beautiful handmade arts and crafts), The Willows Retirement Residence,

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Jansen Art Center, noon-1pm, free, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

noon-2pm, free, 303-671-7077, programs@thewillowsbellingham.com.

Mount Vernon Ukulele Fun & Song Circle (beginners welcome), Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1-2pm, free will donation, 206-7904862, yogaheartspace0@gmail.com.

Everson Book Club (“Yes, Chef” by Marcus Samuelsson), Everson Library, 3-4:30pm, free, 360-966-5100, www.wcls.org. Water Bath Canning, Blaine Library, 4-6pm, free, 360-305-3637, www.wcls.org.

“Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika (National Theatre), Pickford Film Center, 6pm, $20, info@pickfordfilmcenter.org, 360-7380735 or www.pickfordfilmcenter.org.

Birchwood Garden Club: Dahlias with Gretchen Kulpa, Whatcom Museum Rotunda

Room, 7-9pm, free, 360-384-6250, threemetcalfes@comcast.net or www.birchwoodgardenclub.org. See page 40. Room to Move Hatha Yoga, Anacortes Center for Happiness, 7-8:30pm, $15 drop in, 360-464-2229, jerilancaster108@gmail.com or www.anacortescenterforhappiness.org/calendar.html.

Tribute to Horace Silver featuring the Kevin Woods Quintet, WJMAC at The Sylvia Center

for the Performing Arts, 7-9pm, $10 general; $5 students; WJMAC members free, info@wjmac.org or www.wjmac.org. See page 9.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 7:30pm, $21+. Scottish Country Dance Class, Fairhaven Library, 7:30-9:30pm, $8, 360-671-3806.

THURSDAY 9/7/2017 Gentle Yoga Classes with Joani Glasser,

The Metta Center, 10:30am, 360-656-6699. See page 12. Open Studio Painting, Trish Harding School of Art at Studio UFO, 10am-3pm, 360-319-6115 or www.studio-ufo.net. See page 6. Bellingham Greek Festival, St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church, 11am-9pm, free admission / food and activity tokens available for purchase, 360-734-8745, www.BellinghamGreekfest.org. See page 29.

Fairhaven Branch Library, 7-9:30pm, $5 requsted donation; 1st time free, 360-3800456. See page 38.

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 7:30pm, $21+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. Henry From (pianist), First Congregational Church, 7:30pm, $20/$15, 360-305-6526, www.bellinghammusicclub.org.

FRIDAY 9/8/2017

Creativity Workshop with Artist Anne Schreivogl, Screechingbird Studios, 9am-4pm, $125, 360-293-8988, aes@fidalgo.net or www.schreivogl.com.

Skagit Symphony Park to Peak Trail Run, Hillcrest Park, 9am-noon, $10-$30, 360-8489336, parktopeak@skagitsymphony.com or www.skagitparktopeak.com. See page 40.

11th Annual Compete for a Cause Cribbage Tournament, Boundary Bay, 10am-3pm, $25

general advance / $20 students & seniors advance / $30 day of, 360-676-0122, www.whatcomdrc.org/cribbagetournament or amory.c.hiller@gmail.com. See page 40. AAUW Monthly Meeting, YWCA, 10am-noon, free, 360-392-8856, hbergkolin@gmail.com. See page 37.

Friends of the Deming Library Fall Book Sale, Deming Library, 10am-5pm. See page 40.

NSC Saturday Coffee (55+), Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 10am, free, 360-933-4507, nwsinglesclub@gmail.com. Salmon Sighting, Thompson Creek Bridge, 10am-noon. See page 31.

Saltwater Etching Workshop (2 days) begins,

Bellingham Metal Arts Guild (BMAG), 10am-2pm, $165 + $10 kit fee, 360-671-1393, info@BellinghamMetalArtsGuild.org or www.BellinghamMetalArtsGuild.org. Skagit River Salmon Festival, Edgewater Park, 10am-6pm, free, 360-510-2528, skagitriverfest@gmail.com or www.skagitriverfest.org. See page 30.

Green Mountain Trail Hike (strenuous), Green

Sumas Book Club (“Turn of Mind” by Alice LaPlante), Sumas Library, 10-11am, free,

Friends of the Deming Library Fall Book Sale,

Sumas Writers Group (adults and teens grades 9-12), Sumas Library, 10-11am, free,

Mountain, 7:45am-6pm, $8-$10 for carpool, hoppies238@aol.com.

Deming Library, 10am-5pm, free, 360-592-2422, www.wcls.org. See page 40. Whatcom Food Fest, 360-647-7093, info@sustainableconnections.org or www. sustainableconnections.org/events/ whatcom-food-fest. See page 33. Bellingham Greek Festival, St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church, 11am-9pm. See page 29. Sh’Bang! A Festival of Ideas, Lookout Arts Quarry, noon-9pm, $160 weekend pass, 520-405-7814, info@shbangfest.com or www.shbangfest.com. See page 31. Exhibit Opening: “Metalmorphosis,” Studio UFO Gallery, 6-9pm, free, 360-319-6115, trish. harding@studio-ufo.net or www.studio-ufo.net. See page 3. Sons of Norway Potluck/Program, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6pm, bring something to share, 360-715-2186.

360-988-2501, www.wcls.org. 360-988-2501, www.wcls.org.

Twin Sisters Farmers Market, North Fork Library, 10am-2pm. See page 33.

Whatcom County Farm Tour, various locations, 10am-4pm, free / $10 VIP, 360-647-7093, info@sustainableconnections.org or www.sustainableconnections.org/events/ whatcom-county-farm-tour. See page 30. Whatcom Food Fest, 360-647-7093, info@sustainableconnections.org or www.sustainableconnections.org/events/ whatcom-food-fest. See page 33. Annual Dahlia Show, Bloedel Donovan Park, free. See page 40.

Award Winning Book Club (“Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie), Lynden Library, 10:30am-noon, free, 360-354-4883, www.wcls.org.

Author Event: James S. Walker (“Common Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Pacific Coast: A Life Size Field Guide”), Village

Books Readings Gallery (Bellingham), 7pm, free, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 7:30pm, $21+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. “Mrs. Bave Presents the Pig War,” Firehouse PAC, 7:30pm, $15, www.BellinghamTheatreWorks.org. See page 34.

SATURDAY 9/9/2017 Artist Reception: Magical Menagerie, Good

Earth Pottery, 4-7pm, free, 360-671-3998, theteam@goodearthpots.com or www.goodearthpots.com. See page 6. Water Bath Canning, Blaine Library, 8-9:30am, free, 360-305-3637, www.wcls.org.

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

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SEPTEMBER 2017 Kids Do Art! Open House, Jansen Art Center,

11am-4pm, free, info@jansenartcenter.org, 360-354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org. See page 30. Bellingham Greek Festival, St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church, 11am-9pm. See page 29. 7th Annual Bellhaven Jazz Festival, Fairhaven Village Green, noon-7pm, free, 360-650-1066, jsherwoodjazzproject@gmail.com , or www.jazzproject.org. See page 9. Sh’Bang! A Festival of Ideas, Lookout Arts Quarry, noon-9pm. See page 31.

Chief Whatcom Chapter NSDAR Meeting (Carol Signett will speak on “The Bill of Rights”), Bellingham Elks Lodge, 12:30-

2:30pm, free, 360-933-1491. Open House, The Claire Theatre, 1-4pm, free, 360-354-4425, clairevgtheatre@gmail.com or www.theclaire.org. See page 36.

Wet Exit & Recovery (for safe sea kayaking), Community Boating Center, 1-4:30pm, $90, 360-714-8891, info@boatingcenter.org or www.boatingcenter.org.

Whatcom Art Market (meet featured artist Kath Piros), Whatcom Art Market, 1-3:30pm,

free, 360-738-8564, www.whatcomartguild.org. See page 6.

“You Took the DNA Test. Now What?” with Barbara Johnson, Burlington Senior

Community Center, 1-3pm, 360-757-6224, genealogy0715@gmail.com or www.skagitvalleygenealogy.org. Bellingham Ukulele Group Monthly Jam, St. James Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 1:30-5pm, $5 donation, bhamuke@gmail.com, 360-7345259 or www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com. See page 9.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 2 & 7:30pm, $21+, www.bardonthebeach.org. See page 34.

Nooksack River Walk with NSEA Naturalists, Horseshoe Bend Trail, 3-4pm, free, 360-715-0283, kkrantz@n-sea.org or www.n-sea.org/river-steward-events-2017. Contra Dance and Potluck, Fairhaven Library, 6-10:30pm, $8-$10 general / $6 students, www.bellinghamcountrydance.org or dance@januscom.com. See page 38.

Author Event: Robert Lopresti (“When Women Didn’t Count: The Chronic Mismeasure and Marginalization of American Women in Federal Statistics”),

Village Books Readings Gallery (Bellingham), 7pm, free, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. “Mrs. Bave Presents the Pig War,” Firehouse PAC, 7:30pm, $15, www.BellinghamTheatreWorks.org. See page 34.

Acoustic Cafe (live music with local musicians), The Bridge at Birch Bay, 8-9:30pm, free, info@thebridgebirchbay.com, 360-3668763 or www.thebridgebirchbay.com. “Megan Leavey” Special Screening, The Beer Garden at Boundary Bay Bistro and Brewery, 8-10:30pm, $10, info@cascadiafilmfest.org, 360-543-1049 or www.cascadiafilmfest.org. See page 39.

SUNDAY 9/10/2017 Whatcom County Farm Tour, various locations, 10am-4pm, free / $10 VIP. See page 30.

Whatcom Food Fest, 360-647-7093,

info@sustainableconnections.org or www.sustainableconnections.org/events/ whatcom-food-fest. See page 33.

Annual Dahlia Show, Bloedel Donovan Park, free. See page 40.

Bellingham Greek Festival, St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church, 11am-8pm. See page 29.

RESTART Program (food and nutrition, 5 weeks) begins, Anacortes Center for

Happiness, 11am-12:30pm, $200, 360-8461601, stephanie@nutrition-intuition.com or www.nutrition-intuition.com/restart-workshop. Wander to Wander 1K, Johnny’s Donuts, 11am, $20 in advance / $25 day-of / $ 5 kids 8-12 / free age 7 and under but must preregister for medal, outreach@whatcomdrc.org, 360-676-0122 or www.whatcomdrc.org/wander-to-wander. See page 40. Sh’Bang! A Festival of Ideas, Lookout Arts Quarry, noon-9pm. See page 31. Confident City Cycling Class, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Cafeteria Conference Room, 1-3pm, $25, 360-756-8747, info@WhatcomSmartTrips.org. See page 12. Pickett House Museum Tour, 1-4pm, free, daughtersofpioneers@hotmail.com or 360-733-5873. See page 32.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 2 & 7:30pm, $21+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org.

Honeybees with JoAnn Philpott (the cares and joys of bee keeping), Island Library, 2-4pm, free, 360-758-7145, www.wcls.org.

Jazz 2nd Sunday at the Anacortes Public Library: Ed Dunsavage and Dmitri Matheny, Heart of Anacortes Stage, 2-3:30pm, free, 360-293-1910, www.jazzatthelibrary.com.

Sunday Chess Meetup in Bellingham,

Bellingham Public Library, 2-5pm. See page 37.

NookChat: Community Storytelling, Everson Library, 3-4:30pm, free, 360-966-5100, www.wcls.org. See page 32.

Sunday Jazz on the Bay: Janette West Trio,

Hotel Bellwether, 4:30-7:30pm, free, 360-392-3100, ranenogales@msn.com. Peace Dances in Mount Vernon, Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 6-8pm, free / by donation, jstplnfolk@gmail.com, 360-6299190 or www.seattledup.org. See page 38. Floating Lantern Pet Memorial 2017, Bloedel Donovan Park, 6:30-9pm, $19, 360-778-9578, floating-lantern@lifecyclepet.com or www.pet-lantern-bham.com. Live Music, Greene’s Corner, 6:30-9:30pm, no cover, 360-306-8137, www.greenescorner.com. Smart Recovery, Anacortes Center for Happiness, 6:30-7:30pm, by donation, 360-464-2229, info@anacortescenterforhappiness.org or www.anacortescenterforhappiness.org/calendar.html. “Mrs. Bave Presents the Pig War,” Firehouse PAC, 7:30pm, $15, www.BellinghamTheatreWorks.org. Tango by the Bay Milonga, Squalicum Yacht Club, 7:30-10pm, $7 general / $5 members & students, 360-734-5676, bhamusabda@aol.com or www.bellinghamusadance.com.

MONDAY 9/11/2017 Whatcom Genealogical Society Meeting,

Bellingham Elks Lodge, 2-4pm, free, 360-7338300. See page 32. Meditation Monday, Anacortes Center for Happiness, 5:45-6:30pm, $3 minimum donation, 360-464-2229 or www.anacortescenterforhappiness.org/calendar.html. Advanced Directives for Everyone, Blaine Library, 6-8pm, free / please preregister, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

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SEPTEMBER 2017 Beginning Viennese Waltz Class (6 weeks) begins, The Majestic, 6-7pm, 360-224-4082,

mary@bellinghamdancecompany.com or www.bellinghamdancecompany.com/calendar.

Books on Tap (“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot), South Whatcom Library, 6:30-8pm, free, 360-305-3632, www.wcls.org.

TUESDAY 9/12/2017 Gentle Yoga Classes with Joani Glasser,

The Metta Center, 10:30am, 360-656-6699. See page 12.

Ferndale Book Group (“The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman), Ferndale Library, 2:30-4:30pm, free, 360-384-3647, www.wcls.org.

Home Item Repair Workshop (work with skilled volunteers to repair toys, small kitchen appliances, electric tools, etc.), Bellingham Public Library, 5-7:30pm, free, 360-778-7217, jjohnson@cob.org or www.nwfreerepairs.wordpress.com.

Tuesday Night Jazz Series: Milo Petersen Trio,

Hotel Bellwether, 5-8pm, free, 360-392-3100, ranenogales@msn.com. Energy Healing 101 (8 weeks) begins, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center, 5:30-8pm, $240, 360-647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com or www.simplyspiritcenter.com.

“May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers,” Pickford Film Center, 6:30-8:15pm, $10.75, info@pickfordfilmcenter.org, 360-738-0735 or www.pickfordfilmcenter.org. Reiki Circle, Center for Spiritual Living, 6:30-8:30pm, free, 360-224-3335, SallyJL51@comcast.net.

Writing for Children with Katherine Pryor,

Mount Vernon City Library, 6:30-7:30pm, free, 360-336-6209, mikeb@mountvernonwa.gov or www.mountvernonwa.gov/index.aspx?NID=186. Learn to Think on Your Feet, Improv Playworks Studio, 7-9pm, free, 360-756-0756, sheila@improvplayworks.com or www.improvplayworks.com. See page 38. Weekly International Folk Dancing, Bayview Civic Hall, 7-9:30pm, 1st session free / $3 after, 360-766-6866, safdancers@hotmail.com.

WEDNESDAY 9/13/2017 Open Studio Painting, Trish Harding School of

Art at Studio UFO, 10am-3pm, 360-319-6115 or www.studio-ufo.net. See page 6.

Wednesday Lunchtime Music: Linda Roorda, Jansen Art Center, noon-1pm, free, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Willows Farm Stand (fresh produce, delicious baked goods, and beautiful handmade arts and crafts), The Willows Retirement Residence, noon-2pm, free, 303-671-7077, programs@thewillowsbellingham.com.

Mount Vernon Ukulele Fun & Song Circle (beginners welcome), Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1-2pm, free will donation, 206-7904862, yogaheartspace0@gmail.com.

Whatcom Writers and Publishers Monthly Meeting, Nicki’s Bella Marina, 6-8:30pm, free, 360-319-8366, caithiseach@gmail.com or www.whatcomwritersandpublishers.org/ meeting-location. See page 33. David Gilmour Live at Pompeii, Pickford Film Center, 6:30-8:30pm, $20, 360-738-0735, info@pickfordfilmcenter.org or www.pickfordfilmcenter.org.

Travel to Cambodia with Lawrence Pang,

Blaine Library, 6:30-8pm, free, 360-305-3637, www.wcls.org.

Author Event: Mike Vouri (“The Pig War: Standoff at Griffin Bay”; Local History), Village Books Readings Gallery (Bellingham), 7pm, free, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Bellingham Youth Jazz Band 2017-18,

Bellingham Senior Activities Center, 7-9pm, $180 per trimester, markelly@oz.net, 360-6765750 or www.jazzproject.org. See page 9.

Live from NYC: Saxophone and Clairnet Virtuosos Will and Peter Anderson, WJMAC

at the Unity Center, 7-9pm, $20 general; $10 members ; $5 students; free WJMAC combo students, info@wjmac.org or www.wjmac.org. Room to Move Hatha Yoga, Anacortes Center for Happiness, 7-8:30pm, $15 drop in, 360-464-2229, jerilancaster108@gmail.com or www.anacortescenterforhappiness.org/calendar.html.

Third Eye Chakra Meditation with Essential Oils, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center,

7-9pm, $20, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com, 360-647-7134 or www.simplyspiritcenter.com. Will and Peter Anderson, Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center at The Sylvia Center for the Performing Arts 7-9pm, $20 general/$10 WJMAC members/$5 students, www.wjmac.org.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 7:30pm, $21+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 7:30pm, $21+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org.

FRIDAY 9/15/2017 Friends of the Deming Library Fall Book Sale, Deming Library, 10am-5pm. See page 40.

Semi Annual Ginormous Garage Sale, Unity

Spiritual Center Bellingham, 10am-2pm, free, 360-733-2270. See page 40.

Whatcom Art Market (meet featured artist Barb Klepac), Whatcom Art Market, 11am2pm, free, 360-738-8564 or www.whatcomartguild.org. See page 6.

Author Event: Amy Waeschle (“Going Over the Falls”), Village Books Readings Gallery

(Bellingham), 7pm, free, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com/event/amy-waeschle-091517. Vaudevillingham, Bellingham Circus Guild’s Cirque Lab, 7pm & 9pm, $5-$10 suggested donation, www.bellinghamcircusguild.com/ vaudevillingham. See page 34-35. Bioluminescence Group Paddle, Community Boating Center, 7:15-10:15pm, $70, 360-714-8891, info@boatingcenter.org or www.boatingcenter.org.

Swing Street (lesson at 7:15/band 8-10pm), The Majestic, 7:15pm lesson/8-10pm band, $10 general / $7 members & students, 360-734-5676, bhamusabda@aol.com or www.bellinghamusadance.com.

THURSDAY 9/14/2017 Open Studio Painting, Trish Harding School of

Art at Studio UFO, 10am-3pm, 360-319-6115 or www.studio-ufo.net. See page 6.

Gentle Yoga Classes with Joani Glasser,

The Metta Center, 10:30am, 360-656-6699. See page 12.

Museum Advocates: Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Panel, Old City Hall Rotunda Room,

11:30am-1pm, free, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 6. Chair Tai Chi, Bellingham Public Library, 3-3:45pm, free, jjohnson@cob.org, 360-7787217 or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Chair Yoga (for seniors), Crescent Moon Yoga, 4-5pm, $15 drop in /$12 punch card, 206-790-4862, yogaheartspace0@gmail.com or www.yogalaconner.com.

Medicare 101: A Free Educational Seminar,

Lynden Library, 5:30-7pm, free, 360-305-3600, www.wcls.org.

Live Music in the Piano Lounge: Chuck Dingee, Jansen Art Center, 6-8pm, free,

360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Behind the Book: The Passage Home to Meuse, Mount Vernon City Library, 6:30-

7:30pm, free, mikeb@mountvernonwa.gov, www.mountvernonwa.gov/index.aspx?NID=186 or 360-336-6209. Astronomy Meeting, WECU Auditorium (Ferndale), 7-9pm, free, www.whatcomastronomy.org. See page 37.

Author Event with Tastings: Kathryn Lafond (“Seasoned with Gratitude”), Village Books

(Bellingham), 7-8pm, free, 360-671-2626, vbooksevents@gmail.com or www.kathrynlafond.com. See page 33. Balkan Folk Dancing, Fairhaven Branch Library, 7-9:30pm. See page 38.

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

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SEPTEMBER 2017 Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 7:30pm, $21+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. “Forever Plaid,” The Conway Muse, 7:30-10pm, $26, 360-421-4173, scottmcdad@gmail.com or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3045825. See page 35-36. “Mrs. Bave Presents the Pig War,” Firehouse PAC, 7:30pm, $15, www.BellinghamTheatreWorks.org. See page 34.

Fritz & the Freeloaders (acoustic rock, pop, alt-country), Honeymoon Tasting Room, 8:15-10:30pm, free, 360-734-0728 or www.honeymoonmeads.com/calendar.

SATURDAY 9/16/2017 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, Ferndale Senior Activity Center, 8-11am, $6 adults / $3 kids / under 3 and 90+ eat free, 360-384-6244, manager.fsac@gmail.com. See page 40.

PAPO Downtown Bellingham Plein Air Paint Out, 9am-5pm, free, 360-319-6115,

trish.harding@studio-ufo.net or www.studio-ufo.net. See page 7. 35th Anniversary Party, Comics Place, 10am-10pm, free, 360-733-2224, info@thecomicsplace.com or www.thecomicsplace.com. See page 30. Celtic Genealogy Info Session, Littlefield Celtic Center, 10am-3pm, $25 general / $20 members, 360-416-4934, events@celticarts.org or www.celticarts.org/celtic-events/genealogy-session. See page 37. Collage Nuno Felt Scarf, Ragfinery, 10am-4pm, $68, 360-738-6977, hello@ragfinery.com or www.ragfinery.com/upcoming-events/event/ collage-nuno-felt-scarf. Downtown Market Walk, Downtown Bellingham, 10am-2pm, free, 360-647-7093, info@sustainableconnections.org or www.sustainableconnections.org/events/ downtown-market-walk. See page 33.

Friends of the Deming Library Fall Book Sale, Deming Library, 10am-5pm. See page 40.

NSC Saturday Coffee (55+), Bellingham Cruise

Terminal, 10am, free, 360-933-4507, nwsinglesclub@gmail.com. Run with the Chums 5K!, BP Highlands, 10am, free, www.chumsofterrellcreek.org/news-andevents/run-with-the-chums. See page 12. Salmon Sighting, Thompson Creek Bridge, 10am-noon. See page 31.

Semi Annual Ginormous Garage Sale (and Classic Car Show), Unity Spiritual Center Bellingham, 10am-2pm. See page 40.

Twin Sisters Farmers Market, North Fork Library, 10am-2pm. See page 33.

Mindport’s Correspondence Club, Mindport Exhibits, 10:30am-12:30pm, free, 360-6475614, publicity@mindport.org or www.mindport.org. See page 7. Bellingham Traverse, Boundary Bay Brewery, noon-6pm, cost varies, www.bellinghamtraverse.com. See page 12. “The Deadly Mantis,” Pickford Film Center, noon-1:30pm, $3, 360-738-0735,

info@pickfordfilmcenter.org or www.pickfordfilmcenter.org. Experience Reiki, Center for Spiritual Living, 1-3pm, free, 360-224-3335, SallyJL51@comcast.net.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 2 & 7:30pm, $21+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org.

Tribulations into Triumph: Holocaust Survivor Fred Fragner, North Fork Library, 2-3pm, free, 360-599-2020, www.wcls.org. See page 32.

Nooksack River Walk with NSEA Naturalists, Horseshoe Bend Trail, 3-4pm, free, 360-715-0283, kkrantz@n-sea.org or www.n-sea.org/river-steward-events-2017.

“When Artists Get Together They Talk About Real Estate,” Museum of Northwest Art

(MoNA), 3-4:30pm, free, 360-466-4446, smacek@lclib.lib.wa.us or www.humanities.org/ event/when-artists-get-together-they-talkabout-real-estate-2. See page 37. BTG Bentley Awards Night, Four Points by Sheraton, 5:30-10pm, $20-$35, 360-733-1811, info@bellinghamtheatreguild.com or www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com. See page 35.

Author Event: Spencer Ellsworth (“Star Fire: A Red Peace”), Village Books Readings Gallery

(Bellingham), 7pm, free, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Bioluminescence Group Paddle, Community Boating Center, 7:15-10:15pm, $70, 360-714-8891, info@boatingcenter.org or www.boatingcenter.org. “Forever Plaid,” The Conway Muse, 7:30pm. See page 35-36. “Mrs. Bave Presents the Pig War,” Firehouse PAC, 7:30pm, $15, www.BellinghamTheatreWorks.org. Orca Observations, Island Library, 7:30-9pm, free, 360-758-7145, www.wcls.org. See page 37. “The Graduate,” Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm, $10.50 general / discounts members, children and seniors, tobie@lincolntheatre.org, 360-3368955 or www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 39.

Acoustic Cafe (live music with local musicians), The Bridge at Birch Bay, 8-9:30pm, free, 360-366-8763, info@thebridgebirchbay.com or www.thebridgebirchbay.com.

SUNDAY 9/17/2017 PAPO Downtown Bellingham Plein Air Paint Out, 9am-5pm. See page 7. Irish Music Session, Littlefield Celtic Center,

1-4pm, free, 360-416-4934, events@celticarts. org or www.celticarts.org/irish-music-sessionsat-the-littlefield-celtic-center. See page 10.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 2 & 7:30pm, $21+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. “Forever Plaid,” The Conway Muse, 2pm. See page 35-36.

Harmony Northwest Chorus Ice Cream Social, Mount Vernon Community Center, 2-4pm, $10 suggested donation, 360-201-5861, contact@harmonynorthwest.org or www.harmonynorthwest.org. See page 10. Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands, Nancy’s Farm, 2-4pm, $20, info@nancysfarm.com, 360-739-5651 or www.nancysfarm.com.

Sunday Chess Meetup in Bellingham,

Bellingham Public Library, 2-5pm. See page 37. (calendar continued on page 24)

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CALENDAR ’Tis the 2017–2018 Season Academy for Lifelong Learning 516 High Street, MS 9102, Bellingham

ALL 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): • Borders, Boundaries and Brexit: An Irish Perspective (Feb. 6) • Fright Fest IV: The Dark Revolution of the ‘60s (Oct. 21) • How NATO Really Works (Oct. 6) • Importance of Petroleum Pipelines in North America (Nov. 22) • Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia: Search for Hegemony in the Middle East (Nov. 7) • Introduction of Evolutionary Psychology (Dec. 28) • Kerala: Cardamom, Coconuts, and Communists (Sept. 27) • Legendary TV Stars (Oct. 28) • “Little Women” and The Alcotts: The Backstory (Sept. 26) • Local Sustainable Food Systems (Dec. 28) • Northwest Coast “Cannibal Woman Society” (Jan. 2) • Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffmann”: Enhancing the Experience (Oct. 20) • Pee and Me: The Urinary System (Feb. 6) • Performing Beethoven’s “Eroica Symphony” (Nov. 2) • The Beauty of Brasil (Oct. 10) • The Beginning of Empire (Oct. 25) • The Fungus Amongus (Sept. 21) • The Greek Gods: Hesiod and The Homeric Hymns (Oct. 25) • The Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (Jan. 12) • The Nuclear Fuel Cycle (Dec. 6) • The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (Sept. 20) • War of Currents: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse (Dec. 7) • Whatcom Water Woes (Jan. 16) Excursions (registration deadline): • Fall Foliage Tour: Leavenworth/Sleeping Lady Resort (Sept. 28) • Pacific Northwest Opera: Offenbach’s “Tales of Hoffmann” (Oct. 26) • Bellevue Botanical Garden d’Lights (Dec. 2) • Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) and More (Jan. 29) World Affairs Discussion Groups session dates: Oct. 3; Nov. 7; Dec. 5; Jan. 2; and Feb. 6 Prices vary by program: See online www.wwu.edu/all or printed catalog for details 360.650.4970 • acadLL@wwu.edu

Allied Arts of Whatcom County 1418 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham

• 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. 2017 Exhibitions – Monthly Exhibits featuring regional artists held June through December. • Sept. 1-30: Point of Reference • Oct. 6-28: From Where I Sit • Nov. 3-25: Who’s There? • Dec. 1-22: Holiday Festival of Fine Art 2017 Special Events – Nov. 17-Dec. 24: 39th Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts, featuring

over 100 of the finest artists in the area on exhibit with live music and family art projects on the weekends. 2018 Exhibitions – Jan. 5-26: Sculpture NW Exhibit • Feb. 2-23: Annual Membership Show • March 2-30: TBA • April 6-27: RARE: Recycled Art Resource Expo • 2018 Juried Artist Series: Monthly Exhibits featuring regional artists held June thru Dec. 2018 Special Events – Sat. & Sun., April 6 & 7: Recycled Arts Resource Expo (RARE) • Fri., May 4: Children’s Art Walk • Nov 16-Dec 24: 40th Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts. Gallery and Thrift Store hours: Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat., noon-5pm 360.676.8548 • www.alliedarts.org

Arlington Arts Council Art Shows & Events – • Sept. 9 & 10: Art in Legion Park • Oct. 20: Fall into Art Auction at Gleneagle Country Club • Oct. 31: Halloween Costume Contest, noon in Legion Park• Nov. 18: Legends of the Blues V — Curtis Salgado at Byrnes Performing Arts Center • Feb. 3, 2018: Rock Paper Scissors Show, downtown Arlington 360.435.5866 • arlingtonartscouncil.net arlingtonartscouncil@outlook.com

Bayshore Symphony 17071 Wood Rd., Bow

Fall concerts: Sat. & Sun., Nov. 11 and 12, 2017 Winter concerts: Sat. & Sun., Feb. 24 and 25, 2018 Spring concerts: Sat. & Sun., June 2 and 3, 2018 Ticket prices: $15 suggested donation, free for children 12 and under 360.724.7300 • www.bayshoremusicproject.com director@bayshoremusicproject.com

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

Fall 2017 Programs and Events: • October 27 & 28: Haunted House at Boundary Bay featuring performances by BAAY students • January 12-14 & 19-21: Xanadu (Senior Theatre: ages 13-16) • December 8-10 & 15-17: Snow Queen (Junior Theatre: ages 9-12) • November 10-11 & 17-18: Where the Sidewalk Ends (Pixie Theatre: ages 5-8) • October 27-28: Junior/Senior Dance Companies (ages 9-16) • All events are at the BAAY Theatre unless otherwise indicated. media@baay.org • www.baay.org

Bellingham Festival of Music

Bellingham Music Club P. O. Box 193, Bellingham

BMC 2017-2018 season presents programs in a wide range of styles and genres. First Weds. morning concerts, 10:30am, Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St., Bellingham. Open to the public. Free, donations accepted • Sept. 6: Henry From, piano (13-year-old prodigy) • Oct. 4: Seattle Historical Arts for Kids (French Renaissance music) • Nov. 1: Edwin Huizinga, solo Baroque violin • Dec. 6: Carla Rutschman’s Tuba Christmas • Feb. 7: H. S. Piano and Voice Competition Winners • March 7: H. S. String and Instrumental Competition Winners • April 4: WWU Competition Winners • May 2: Michael Refvem, piano • June 6: Theresa Bickham, soprano with Rachel Roulet, piano. Night Beat: full-length evening programs on select Thursdays, 7:30pm, First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham; except October, at Firehouse PAC, 1314 Harris Ave., Bellingham. • Sept. 7: Henry From, piano • Oct. 5, 6, 7: “Bellingham Burlesque of 1927” (Scott Henderson, Musical Director) • Nov 2: Edwin Huizinga, solo Baroque violin • Dec. 7: Carla Rutschman’s Tuba Christmas • April date TBD: ‘Western Treasures’ Showcase • May 3: Michael Refvem, piano • June 7: Theresa Bickham, soprano, with Rachel Roulet, piano $20/$15 tickets on sale online now, and at Village Books and Food Co-op locations one month before concert date. $75 Night Beat season subscription on sale online. Ticket holders can “Take-a-Teen-for-Free” to Night Beat at First Congregational. 360.305.6526 • bellinghammusicclub@gmail.com www.bellinghammusicclub.org

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 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. www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org

Michael Palmer, Artistic Director PO Box 818, Bellingham

25th Silver Anniversary Season June 30-July 20, 2018 Tickets go on sale January 2018 360-201-6621 • bellinghamfestival@comcast.net www.Bellinghamfestival.org

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’Tis the 2017–2018 Season Bellingham Theatre Guild

Clan Heather Dancers

Improv Playworks Studio

1600 H Street, Bellingham WA 98225

Whatcom County’s School of Scottish and Irish Dance

1011 Girard St., Bellingham (One block from Whatcom Middle School!)

Event location: Syre Center, Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham Sat., Oct. 28: The Reel Competition: Scottish Highland Dance, $6 adults, $3 students/seniors • Sat., Feb. 17, 2018: Celtic Arts Highland Dancing Championship, $7 adults/$4 students • Sat., Oct. 27, 2018: The Reel Competition: Scottish Highland Dance, $6 adults/$3 students • March 2018: St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in the Pacific Northwest including community performances. 360.715.8682 • www.clanheather.com 877.467.8648 • dance@clanheather.com https://facebook.com/clanheather

If you are curious about the art of improvisation, storytelling and play, try our free monthly introductory classes. No experience required. Discover the many layers of Improv: creativity, listening, confidence, presentation skills, teamwork, and most of all fun! All of this takes place in an atmosphere of trust, respect, safety and laughter! Offering: • After school programs for youth ages 9 and up • Ongoing classes for Adults and Teens 14 and up • Ongoing class for Seniors 75 and up • Workplace Seminars • Private Events - Parties - Fundraisers • Studio space rental (1,000 sq. ft.) for classes, workshops, private events etc. Free workshops in Sept.: • Adult & Teen (14+): Tues., Sept. 12 • Adult & Teen (14+): Wed., Sept. 20 Registration for After School Youth programs: Sept.1-Oct. 15 Call Director Sheila Goldsmith for more details & schedules for any and all programs! 360.756.0756 • www.improvplayworks.com

Sept. 22-Oct. 8, 2017: The Mousetrap • Nov. 24-Dec. 10, 2017: The Christmas Schooner (Auditions: Oct. 1-2, 2017) • Jan. 26-Feb. 11, 2018: My Three Angels (Auditions: Dec. 3-4, 2017) • March 30-April 15, 2018: Scapino! (Auditions: Feb. 4-5, 2018) • June 8-24, 2018: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Auditions: Apr. 1-2, 2018) Thursdays-Saturdays 7:30pm; Sundays 2pm (All auditions are 7pm at BTG.) $14 adults, $12 students / seniors 62+, $8 children 360.733.1811 info@bellinghamtheatreguild.com www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com

Cantabile Chamber Choir Dr. Stephen Marshall-Ward, Director P. O. Box 835, La Conner

2017 • REJOICE! A Celebration of Christmas, Sat., Dec. 2, 7:30pm: Anacortes Lutheran Church; Sun., Dec. 3, 3pm: Christ the King Lutheran Church, Snohomish; Sat., Dec. 9, 7:30pm: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Mt. Vernon; Sun. Dec. 10, 3pm: Central United Methodist Church, Sedro Woolley 2018 • FIRE & ICE! Love’s Incarnation, Fri., Apr. 27, 7:30 PM, Anacortes: venue TBA; Sun., Apr. 29, 3pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Mount. Vernon $16 general, $10 students, $45 family Info: Jennie Bouma, 425-312-4565 cantabilechamberchoir@gmail.com Visit us on Facebook.

Gentle Yoga with Joani The Metta Center, 1602 Carolina St. D-12

Yoga Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30am First class: $10 www.YogawithJoani.com YogawithJoani@yahoo.com

Good Earth Pottery 1000 Harris Ave. in Historic Fairhaven

Exhibitions — September Featured Artists: Ann Marie Cooper, Reception Sept. 9 • October Featured Artist: Irene Lawson, Reception Oct. 13 • November Featured Artist: Tracy Rock, Reception Nov. 24 • Historic Fairhaven Winterfest, Nov. 24 – Dec. 25 • December Featured Artist: Sean Roberts • and more handmade gift ideas from over 50 local artists! Open late Friday nights in December. Mon.-Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm 360.671.3998 • theteam@goodearthpots.com www.goodearthpots.com

Lincoln Theatre 712 South First Street, Downtown Mount Vernon

Fri., Sept. 8: TAG/META/LINCOLN Drive for the Arts • Sat., Sept. 16: The Graduate (1967) • Sun., Sept. 24: National Theatre Live Yerma • Sept. 29-Oct. 14: META presents Stand and Deliver • Fri., Oct. 20: Wild and Scenic Film Festival • Sat., Oct. 21: The Original Comedy Night • Sat., Oct. 7 and Sun., Oct. 15: The MET: Live in HD Norma • Sat., Oct. 14 and Sun., Oct. 22: The MET: Live in HD Die Zauberflote • Sat., Nov. 18 and Sun., Nov. 26: The MET: Live in HD The Exterminating Angel • Sun., Dec. 17: The MET: Live in HD Hansel and Gretel • Sat., Jan. 20: The Good Lovelies • Tues., Jan. 23: Marc Cohn & the Blind Boys of Alabama • Sat., Jan. 27 and Sun., Feb. 4: The MET: Live in HD Tosca • Sat., Feb. 10 and Sun., Feb. 18: The MET: Live in HD L’Elisir d’Amore • Sat., Feb. 17: The Comic Strippers • Sat., Feb. 24 and Sun., Mar. 11: The MET: Live in HD La Boheme • Sat., Mar. 3: International Guitar Night • Sat., Mar. 10 and Sun., Mar. 25: The MET: Live in HD Semiramide • Sat., Mar. 31 and Sun., Apr. 8: The MET: Live in HD Cosi Fan Tutte • Sat., Apr. 14 and Sun., Apr. 29: The MET: Live in HD Lisa Miller • Sat., Apr. 28 and Sun., May 27: The MET: Live in HD Cendrillon • Sat., Aug. 11: BrewFest on the Skagit 360.336.8955 • info@lincolntheatre.org www.lincolntheatre.org

Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tours Lummi Island

Labor Day Weekend Tour: Sat. & Sun., Sept. 2 & 3 • Holiday Tour 2017: Sat. & Sun., Nov. 11 & 12 • Memorial Day Weekend Tour 2018: Sat. & Sun., May 26 & 27 • Labor Day Weekend Tour

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CALENDAR ’Tis the 2017–2018 Season 2018: Sat. & Sun., Sept. 1 & 2 • Holiday Tour 2018: Sat. & Sun., Nov. 10 & 11. View a great variety of artwork by dozens of Island artists as you visit their studios. Lummi Island is a beautiful place and this is a great way to visit. 10am-5pm each day. Free admission; ferry fare is currently $13 for car, $7 per person, round trip. Accompanied children under age 12 and passengers age 12-19 ride free! 360.758.7121 or 360.317.5807 www.lummi-island.com

McIntyre Hall 2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon

McIntyre Hall Presents: • John Welsh Band: Sat., Sept. 30 • Trio Da Kali: Fri., Oct. 6 • Byron Schenkman & Friends: Sat., Oct. 14 • Kuinka: Fri., Nov. 10 • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018 • Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018 • African Strings Project: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018 • Dervish: Fri., Mar. 16, 2018 • The Book Of Moron: Fri. & Sat., Mar. 23 & 24, 2018 • Black Umfolosi: Sat., Apr. 14, 2018 • Adrian Legg: Fri., Apr. 20, 2018 • Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul: Sun., Apr. 22, 2018 • Las Cafeteras: Fri., May 4, 2018 • The Weepies: Sat., May 19, 2018 Mount Baker-Fidalgo Youth Symphony: • Fall Concert: Sat., Oct. 21 • Holiday Concert: Sat., Dec. 16 • Spring Concert: Wed., Mar. 17 • Finale Concert: Sat., June 2 Mount Vernon High School Choral Music Program: • Fall Concert: Wed., Oct. 18 • Winter Concert: Thurs., Dec. 14 • Spring Concert: Wed., Mar. 21 • Finale Concert: Mon., June 4 Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music Program: • Fall Concert: Tues., Nov. 21: • Spring Concert: Tues., Mar. 13: • Finale Concert: Thurs., May 31 Northwest Ballet Theater: • The Nutcracker: Dec. 9 & 10 • Cinderella: June 9 Pacific Northwest Opera: • Tales of Hoffmann: Fri., & Sun., Oct. 27 & 29 and Nov. 3 & 5 • Turandot: Fri., & Sun., April 6 & 8 and 13 & 15 Skagit Symphony: • Gala Concert: Oct. 21 • Holiday Concert: Dec. 16 • Family Concert: Jan. 28 • Masterpiece Concert: March 17 • Classics Concert: April 28 Skagit Valley Academy of Dance: • The Nutcracker: Dec. 1, 2 & 3 Skagit Valley Chorale: • Heralding Christmas: Dec. 15 & 17 • Celebrating in Song: May 5 & 6 Skagit Valley College: The Big Short One Act Festival: Nov. 17 & 18 • A Musical Thanksgiving: Nov. 19 • Beauty and the Beast: Feb. 23-Mar. 10 • Finale Concert: June 6 Theater Arts Guild: • Beauty and the Beast: Feb. 23-Mar. 10 Info/tickets/schedule updates: 360.416.7622 or www.Mcintyrehall.org.

Mindport Exhibits

Mt. Baker Youth Symphony

210 West Holly St., Bellingham

2017-18 registration is open! Rehearsals held each Monday evening, beginning Sept. 11 at Whatcom Hills Waldorf School, 941 Austin St. in Bellingham. Sinfonette 6-7pm; Junior Symphony 6-7:30pm; Youth Symphony 7-9pm. New Youth Symphony applicants audition during Monday rehearsal times, 6-8pm, through September. Tentative concert schedule: Mondays, Nov. 13, Dec. 18; Saturday, March 17 and 19, and Monday, May 29 360.421.2527 (Sharyn Peterson) • www.mbys.org

Visit our galleries where you’ll find interactive, contemplative and fine art exhibits, we’ve been making and collecting since 1995. Odd things and ordinary; serious and silly; simple and elaborate; technical and artistic – you’re sure to find many exhibits blending science and art to fascinate and delight you. Check the Facebook page or website for updates & our latest new exhibits! Open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday noon-6pm; Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday noon-4pm Admission: $3 each for all ages Mindport Correspondence Club: One Saturday per month – 10:30am-12:30pm Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Dec. 16, and Jan. 27, free Make your own cards & envelopes at Mindport’s monthly Correspondence Club. This fun, creative, hands-on-activity is open to all ages over 8 years (although young folks need to bring a participating adult). Supplies, materials and instructional guidance are provided for collage Mail Art, envelopes, post cards and more. Bring your addresses and your postage, and join us for a couple of hours of companionable mailing. 360.647.5614 • www.mindport.org

Mount Baker Theatre 104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham

2017-18 Season Lineup: Sawyer Brown: Sat., Sept. 16 • Evil Dead: The Musical: Sat., Oct. 7 • A Night with Janis Joplin: Sat., Oct. 14 • Undersea Bubble Fantasia: Sat., Oct. 21 • The Simon & Garfunkel Story: Sun., Oct. 29 • Shemekia Copeland & Matt Andersen: Fri., Nov. 3 • Michael Kaeshammer: Sat., Nov. 18 • Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn: Sun., Nov. 26 • A Charlie Brown Christmas: Fri., Dec. 1 • The Wizard of Oz: Wed., Dec. 20 • SiriusXM Presents The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 14th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour: Thurs., Dec. 28 • Ladies of Laughter: Funny & Fabulous: Sat., Jan. 13 • Five for Fighting with String Quartet: Fri., Jan. 19 • Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal: Fri., Jan. 26 • DISENCHANTED!: Sat., Feb. 3 • We Banjo 3: Sat., Feb. 10 • Celtic Nights – Oceans of Hope: Sat., Feb. 24 • Lonesome Traveler: The Concert with Peter Yarrow: Sat., March 3 • GOBSMACKED!: Sat., March 10 • A Chorus Line: Thurs., March 29 • Cabaret: Sun., April 8 • Classic Chaplin with Live Score!: Sat., April 14 • An Evening with David Sedaris: Fri., May 4: • Olate Dogs: Sat., May 5 • Dailey & Vincent: Sat., May 19 • Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass: Sat., June 23 Tickets as low as $5.50, on sale now! The 2017-18 season sponsor is Saturna Capital. The Mount Baker Theatre receives support from a Tourism Facilities Grant from the City of Bellingham. 360.734.6080 • tickets@mountbakertheatre.com www.mountbakertheatre.com

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Northwest Ballet Theater 1417 Cornwall Ave., Ste 201, Bellingham Jansen Art Center, 321 Front Street, Lynden

19th Season: • The Nutcracker – Sat. & Sun., Dec. 9 & 10, McIntyre Hall; Fri., Sat. & Sun., Dec. 22-24, Mount Baker Theatre • Celtic Legends – Fri., Mar. 17, 2018, Mount Baker Theatre • Cinderella – Fri. & Sat., June 2 & 3, 2018, Mount Baker Theatre; Sat., June 9, 2018, McIntyre Hall. Tickets: Mount Baker Theatre, 360.734.6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com, or McIntyre Hall, www.mcintyrehall.org, 360.416.7727, or www.northwestballet.org. 20% discount for children, students, groups and seniors available. 360.714.1246 • info@northwestballet.org www.northwestballet.org

Pacific Northwest Opera PO Box 1756 Mount Vernon

Performances at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon • Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann: Fri., & Sun., Oct. 27 & 29(m) and Nov. 3 & 5(m) • Puccini’s Turandot: Fri., & Sun., April 6 & 8 and 13 & 15 Tickets: $25 -$65 (m= matinee) 360-610-7249 • info@pnopera.org www.pnopera.org

Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum 703 South 2nd Street, La Conner

Exhibitions — June 28-Oct.8, 2017: Pieces of the Past–20 years of Collecting, Quilts from the Permanent Collection • Aug. 2-Oct. 29: The State of WA(ter), Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) WA Region, theme of Washington and water • Sept. 6-Oct. 6: Time Flies–20th Anniversary Challenge, Group Exhibit, Sept. 6 Artist Reception, 4-6 pm (free and open to public) • Sept. 6-Oct. 8: “One by Two” Dual Quilts; Guest curated by Kae Eagling • Oct. 4-Dec. 30: Turquoise–Five Diploma Students of Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts • Oct. 6-8: Pieces of the Prairie, a travelling exhibit of 19th century quilts from the Poos Collection • Oct.

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’Tis the 2017–2018 Season 12-Nov.19: Patriotic Inspirations, quilts from the collection • Nov. 1-Jan. 28, 2018: Photographs & Memories; Group Invitational • Nov. 4, 2017: Museum Open House (free and open to the public) • Nov. 21-Dec. 30, 2017: Victorian Christmas Trees with Red and Green Quilts from the collection • Dec. 2, 2017: Holiday Open House (free and open to public) • Exhibit dates subject to change. Check website for up-to-date info. Open Tues.-Sun., 11am-5pm (open 7 days a week in April) $7 general/$5 military & student with ID/free to members and children under 12. 360.466.4288 • info@qfamuseum.org www.qfamuseum.org

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

Our Season: • The 39 Steps: Nov. 9-11 & 16-18 • Annie: The Musical: Apr. 19-21 & 26-28 • 24-Hour Play Festival: Dec. 9 $10 general/$7 students/seniors. Group rates available. 360.676.6470 ext. 5271 • www. sehomedrama.com Kandace.Arens@bellinghamschools.org

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

Upcoming Entertainment in The Pacific Showroom: Sept. 15 & 16: Aaron Neville, $65 Preferred, $55 Standard • Oct. 13 & 14: Emmylou Harris, $75/80 • Nov. 10 & 11: Wynonna & The Big Noise • Dec. 8 & 9: Merry Christmas Darling: A Carpenter’s Christmas • Jan. 19 & 20, 2018: Leann Rimes • Feb. 16 & 17: Mavis Staples • March 9 & 10: Survivor 1.877.275.2448 • www.theskagit.com

Skagit Community Band 2017-2018 Concert Season “SCB Favorites” A concert of our favorite works that we have performed since we started in 1962. Sat., Oct. 14, 7:30pm: Maple Hall, La Conner • Sun., Oct. 15, 3pm: Brodniak Hall, Anacortes “A Musical Thanksgiving” with the Skagit Valley College Choirs. Sun., Nov. 19, 2pm: McIntyre Hall, Mount Vernon, $12 general/$10 seniors/$7 students “Bon Appétit” A multi-course concert featuring selections for appetizers, first course, second course, main course and dessert. Fri., Feb. 9, 7:30pm: Maple Hall, La Conner • Sun., Feb. 11, 3pm: Anacortes, Brodniak Hall “Night and Day” Our annual jazz concert featuring our SCB Big Band. Fri., April 27, 7:30pm: Maple Hall, La Conner • Sun., April 29, 3pm: Brodniak Hall, Anacortes Admission is free (except for Nov. 19), donations gladly accepted. For those who are interested in joining the band, rehearsals are held Tuesdays from 7-9pm in the Anacortes H.S. band room. www.skagitcommunityband.org

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

Exhibitions: through Oct. 8, Washington Remembers World War II and Skagit Home Front • through Nov. 5, It’s a Weighty Subject • Oct. 26 through Feb. 4, 2018, In the Valley of Mystic Light • Nov. 24-Dec. 31, Skagit Christmas; Activities • Sept. 16, Skagit Topic: The Cigarette Diaries • Sat. & Sun., Nov. 25 & 26, Craft Fair featuring hand-crafted items from local artists at La Conner Civic Garden Club. Admission: $5 adults, seniors and children 6-12 $4, under 6 free. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 11am-5pm. 360.466.3365 • museum@co.skagit.wa.us www.skagit county.net/museum

Skagit Symphony Thirty-eighth Concert Season • Gala Concert: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017 • Holiday Concert: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017 • Family Concert: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018 • Masterpiece Concert: Sat., Mar. 17 • Classics Concert: Sat., Apr. 28 Community Events: Park-to-Peak Trail Run: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017 • Overture to the Season: A Benefit for Skagit Symphony: Sun., Sept. 24 • Gardens of Note: Sun., June 24 All concerts at McIntyre Hall. Individual tickets: $10-$45. Subscriptions and discounts available, on sale now. Tickets: McIntyre Hall Box Office: 360.416.7727, 866.624.6897 360.848.9336 • info@skagitsymphony.com www.skagitsymphony.com

Studio UFO 301 W Holly St, M-4, Bellingham

Trish Harding School of Art at Studio UFO offers ongoing Open Studio Paintings Classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Sign up monthly or by the day and learn to paint better than you ever thought possible, in Open Studio Painting Classes. Beginners, intermediate, and professional... all skills welcome! Local venues can be available for one person and group shows for Open Studio Painters who build a body of work. Show opportunities at Studio UFO during Art walks are also available. 360.319.6115 • trish.harding@studio-ufo.net www.studio-ufo.net

Theater Arts Guild P.O. Box 1954, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Sept. 15-17; Sept. 22-24; Sept. 28-30 and Oct. 1: Forever Plaid – This hit Broadway musical that brings back those fabulous songs of the 50s starring Mark Wenzel, Matt Bianconi, Jason Leander, and T.J. Anderson The Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce St., in Conway. Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Entertainment News Northwest ~ September November 2013 2017

Feb. 23 & 24; Mar. 1-4; Mar. 8-10: Beauty and the Beast – (a co-production of TAG and Skagit Valley College) McIntyre Hall, 2501 East College Way, in Mount Vernon Tickets available at www.mcintyrehall.org. Thurs., Fri., Sat., shows at 7:30pm and Sunday shows at 2pm. www.theaterartsguild.org

Western Washington University Department of Music / College of Fine &

Performing Arts

2017-2018 Music Events: • Sun., Oct. 15: Faculty Recital (Impromptu with Jill Whitman) • Fri., Oct. 20: Sanford Hill Piano Series (George Li) • Wed., Nov. 8: Global Spice World Music Series • Thurs., Nov. 9: Gran Wilson Guest Artist Recital • Sat., Nov. 11: Whatcom Wind Ensembles Concert • Wed., Nov. 15: NowHearThis! • Thurs., Nov. 16: Liederabend (Western Singers in Concert) • Fri., Nov. 17: WWU Orchestra • Sun., Nov. 19: University Choir • Mon., Nov. 27: Composers of Western (COW) • Thurs., Nov. 30: Wind Symphony • Fri., Dec. 1: Jazz Ensembles • Tues., Dec. 5: Chamber I • Wed., Dec. 6: WWU Symphonic Band • Thurs., Dec. 7: Chamber II • Sun., Jan. 28: Fifth Inversion Recital • Sat. & Sun., Feb. 3 & 4: Opera Workshop • Tues., Feb. 6: Global Spice World Music Series • Fri., Feb. 9: WWU Orchestra • Fri., Feb. 16: Faculty Chamber Music Concert • Wed., Feb. 21: Liederabend (Western Singers in Concert) • Fri., Feb. 23: Heavy Metal Concert • Tues., Feb. 27: Sanford Hill Piano Series (Daniel Hsu) • Fri., March 2: Composers of Western (COW) • Sat., March 3: Wind Symphony • Tues., March 6: Concert Choir & University Choir • Thurs., March 8: Flute Studio Recital • Fri. March 9: Jazz Ensembles • Mon., March 12: WWU Orchestra • Tues., March 13: Chamber I • Wed., March 14: WWU Symphonic Band • Thurs., March 15: Chamber II • Wed., March 21: WWU Concerto Competition Finals • Tues., April 17: SanfordHill Piano Series (Kenneth Broberg) • Thurs., April 19: BMC Night Beat (Western Treasures) • Fri.-Sun., April 20-22 & 27-29: WWU Opera • Thurs., April 26: Global Spice World Music Series • Thurs., May 3: Faculty Showcase Concert • Fri., May 4: WWU Orchestra • Sat. & Sun., May 5 & 6: William Bolcom • Sat., May 12: Collegium Musicum Annual Concert • Thurs., May 17: Scholarship Quintets (Brass/ Winds) • Fri.-Sun., May 18-20: Sound Culture • Fri., May 18: Guitars of Western • Wed., May 23: Liederabend (Western Singers in Concert) • Thurs., May 24: Wind Symphony • Wed., May 30: Composers of Western (COW) • Mon., Jun. 4: WWU Orchestra • Tue., Jun. 5: Chamber I • Wed., Jun. 6: Band Pops! • Thurs., Jun. 7: Chamber II • Fri., Jun. 8: Jazz Ensembles • Sun. (TBA): Double Reed Studio Theatre and Dance: • Fri.-Sun., Sept. 1-3: The Secret Garden, the musical • Thurs.- Sat., Oct. 26-28 & Wed.- Sat., Nov. 1-4: The Doll’s House

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Whatcom Chorale and Sinfonia • A special appearance with Whatcom Symphony Orchestra: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 3pm 2017-2018 Season • Holiday Concert: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 3:30pm • Winter Concert: Sun., March 18, 2018, 3pm • Spring Concert: Sun., June 3, 3pm All under the direction of Deborah Brown, Artistic Director and Conductor Whatcom Chorale concert tickets are available at the door, and are sold for three weeks in advance at the Bellingham Community Food Co-ops, Village Books, and Everybody’s Store, as well online through www.BrownPaperTickets.com – $20 adults, $15 students & seniors (65+), $5 age 18 and under. www.whatcomchorale.org

Whatcom Council on Aging: Whatcom Senior Tours 315 Halleck St., Bellingham

Upcoming Trips: 2017 • Sept. 19: Magical Mystery Tour, $113 • Sept. 25, Monet Exclusive Art Exhibit, Vancouver • Sept. 26: Granville Island, Gourmet Lunch & Stanley Park Tour, $135 • Sept. 19- 21: Okanagan Wine Escape • Sept. 27 - 29: Lake Chelan Getaway with Stehikin, $649 • Oct. 3-13: Cross Canada by Rail, $4000 • Oct 6 - 13: New England by Rail, $2875 • Oct. 27: Wildlife Tour • Nov. 5 - 11: New Orleans and the Cajun South, $2299 • Nov. 17: Quilt Show • Dec. 7: Lights of Christmas Upcoming Trips: 2018 • Costa Rica • California Coast Cruising (Vancouver, BC departure) • Spring Alaska Inside Passage Cruise All prices for extended trips are per person double occupancy – call for single rates. Non-member fees: add $15 for day trips, $49 for extended trips. 360-733-4030 ext 1019

Wednesday concerts this fall: Sept. 6: Tribute to Horace Silver featuring the Kevin Woods Quintet • Sept. 13: Live from NYC - Will & Peter Anderson, sax & clarinet virtuosos with the WJMAC House Trio • Sept. 20: Quartet featuring Seattle artists Dawn Clement, piano, and Mark Taylor, alto sax with Michael Glynn, bass, and Julian MacDonough, drums • Sept. 27: Pianist Tamir Hendelman (from the Jeff Hamilton Trio) and Trio • Oct. 4: Trumpeter Mike VanBebber and Quartet • Oct. 11: Mike Allen Trio • Oct. 18: NYC pianist Jeremy Kahn with Cory Weeds, tenor sax; Michael Glynn, bass; Julian MacDonough, drums • Oct. 25: Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners • Nov. 1: Mike Allen Quintet 8 Nov. 8: NYC trumpeter Joe Magnarelli; Akiko Tsuruga, Hammond B3; Cory Weeds, tenor sax; Julian MacDonough, drums • Nov. 16: WJMAC Jazz Walk, Downtown Bellingham • Nov. 17: WJMAC Jazz Walk feature concert (TBA) • Nov. 29: Alto saxophonist Damani Phillips; Kevin Woods, trumpet with WJMAC House Trio • Dec. 6: New York City vocalist and pianist Champian Fulton and Quartet • Dec. 13: Mike Allen Quartet • Dec. 27: Mike VanBebber Quartet • Schedule may change. Check website for the most up to date information and for the schedule in the new year. WJMAC is a recognized 501c(3) non-profit organization that pledges to bring live jazz and jazz education to the community of Bellingham and Whatcom County. info@wjmac.org • 360.420.8271 www.wjmac.org

Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher, 250 Flora St. Bellingham; Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St., Bellingham

Exhibitions at Lightcatcher: • Through Sept. 10: Bellingham National Juried Art Exhibition & Awards • Sept. 30-Jan. 7: Art of the American West: Highlights of the Haub Family Collection

from the Tacoma Art Museum • Ongoing: People of the Sea and Cedar: A Journey through the History and Cultures of the Tribes of the Northwest Coast Exhibitions at Old City Hall: • Through Sept. 17: Whatcom Artist Studio Tour exhibition • Opens Sept. 27: The Big Picture • Opens Oct. 28: Green Gold: Logging the Pacific Northwest • Ongoing: John M. Edson Hall of Birds; Maritime Gallery; Orientation Theater Special Events: • Sat., Sept. 23, noon-5pm: Smithsonian Museum Day Live! • Sat., Oct. 28, noon-4pm: Community Art Museum Day at the Lightcatcher • Wed.-Sun., Nov. 24-Dec. 31, noon-5pm: Deck the Old City Hall • Fri., Dec. 1, 5:30-8pm: Deck the Old City Hall Cocktail Party • Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 5:30-10pm: Annual Art Auction Gala at the Lightcatcher Open Wed.-Sun., Noon-5pm 360-778-8930 • info@whatcommuseum.org • www.whatcommuseum.org

Whatcom Symphony Orchestra P.O. Box 5892, Bellingham 316 W Champion St, Bellingham

2017-2018 Season: • Sun., Oct. 8: Scottish Symphony & Sibelius • Sun., Nov. 19: Beethoven’s Heroic - Harmony from Discord • Sun., Dec. 10: Holiday Magic • Sun., Feb. 11: Mozart’s Turkish Concerto • Sun., Mar. 25: Scheherazade & Shostakovich • Sun., May 20: Carmina Burana All concerts at the historic Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets: 360.734.6080 or online at www.MountBakerTheatre.com. 360.756.6752 • info@whatcomsymphony.com www.WhatcomSymphony.com

Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center (WJMAC) WJMAC offers: • Weekly live jazz performances Sept.-June including local, regional and national acts Wednesdays from 7-9pm at The Sylvia Center for the Performing Arts, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham • Jazz Combo Classes - Sundays, Sept.-June • Jazz Walk - Thurs., Nov. 16 (1st annual) • Jazz Camp - a full week each July NEW: Submit Submit your event yourinfo event online info at online www.ennw.info/submit-an-event/. at www.ennw.info/submit-an-event/. Thank you! Thank you!

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YA Author Event: Debby Dodds (“Amish Guys Don’t Call”), Village Books (Bellingham), 4pm, free.

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

Live Music, Greene’s Corner, 6:30-9:30pm, no

cover, 360-306-8137, www.greenescorner.com. Smart Recovery, Anacortes Center for Happiness, 6:30-7:30pm, by donation, 360-464-2229, info@anacortescenterforhappiness.org or www.anacortescenterforhappiness.org/calendar.html.

“Mrs. Bave Presents the Pig War,” Firehouse PAC, 7:30pm, $15, www.BellinghamTheatreWorks.org. See page 34.

MONDAY 9/18/2017 Communicating with Spirit 101 (6 weeks) begins, Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center,

10:30am-1pm, $180, 360-647-7134, admin@simplyspiritcenter.com or www.simplyspiritcenter.com. Meditation Monday, Anacortes Center for Happiness, 5:45-6:30pm, $3 minimum donation, 360-464-2229 or www.anacortescenterforhappiness.org/calendar.html.

Fiddle For the Absolute Beginner (age 8 and up; 6 weeks) begins, Bellingham Folk School, 6-6:45pm, $75 / please pregister, www.bellinghamfolkschool.com.

Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club Monthly Meeting (silent auction of rocks and rock

literature, door prizes, refreshments, and a short business meeting), Bloedel Donovan Community Center, 7pm, free, 360-384-4209, www.mtbakerrockclub.org. See page 37.

Pee Wee Ellis, Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm, $35 / $30 / $25 / $20 / $2 off members, 360-3368955, tobie@lincolntheatre.org or www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 10.

Gentle Yoga Classes with Joani Glasser,

Sumas Library, 7-8pm, free, 360-988-2501, www.wcls.org. Room to Move Hatha Yoga, Anacortes Center for Happiness, 7-8:30pm, $15 drop in, 360-464-2229, jerilancaster108@gmail.com or www.anacortescenterforhappiness.org/calendar.html.

Tuesday Night Jazz Series: Christian Casolary Trio, Hotel Bellwether, 5-8pm, free,

Yoga For Healthy Aging (8 week series) begins, Unity Spiritual Center of Bellingham,

TUESDAY 9/19/2017 The Metta Center, 10:30am, 360-656-6699. See page 12. 360-392-3100, ranenogales@msn.com.

Author Event: “Borrowed Ground” with Nicola Pearson, Mount Vernon City Library,

6:30-7:30pm, free, 360-336-6209, mikeb@mountvernonwa.gov or www.mountvernonwa.gov/index.aspx?NID=186.

Books on Tap (“The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien), North Fork Brewery, 7-8:30pm, free, 360-592-2422, www.wcls.org.

Weekly International Folk Dancing, Bayview

Civic Hall, 7-9:30pm, 1st session free / $3 after, 360-766-6866, safdancers@hotmail.com.

WEDNESDAY 9/20/2017 Open Studio Painting, Trish Harding School of

Art at Studio UFO, 10am-3pm, 360-319-6115 or www.studio-ufo.net. See page 6.

Newcomers Club of Whatcom County Monthly Luncheon & Speaker, Bellingham

Golf and Country Club, noon-2:30pm, $16 / must preregister, 360-933-4669, information@whatcomnewcomers.org or www.whatcomnewcomers.org.

Wednesday Lunchtime Music: Nell Veenstra, Jansen Art Center, noon-1pm, free, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Willows Farm Stand (fresh produce, delicious baked goods, and beautiful handmade arts and crafts), The Willows Retirement Residence, noon-2pm, free, 303-671-7077, programs@thewillowsbellingham.com.

Mount Vernon Ukulele Fun & Song Circle (beginners welcome), Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1-2pm, free will donation, 206-7904862, yogaheartspace0@gmail.com.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 2 & 7:30pm, $21+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. Managing Conflict as a Co-Parent, Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, 4-7pm, $25, 360-676-0122, training@whatcomdrc.org or www.whatcomdrc.org/coparentingworkshop.

THURSDAY 9/21/2017 9:30-10:45am, $95 for series / $15 drop-in, 360-207-5641, kate@coastalyogatherapy.com or www.coastalyogatherapy.com. See page 13. Open Studio Painting, Trish Harding School of Art at Studio UFO, 10am-3pm, 360-319-6115 or www.studio-ufo.net. See page 6.

Gentle Yoga Classes with Joani Glasser,

The Metta Center, 10:30am, 360-656-6699. See page 12. Finding Funders for Your Nonprofit, Bellingham Public Library, 1-2:30pm, free, 360-778-7210, dbrewer@cob.org or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Hattie Strother Chapter Meeting Open House,

Pickett House Museum, 1pm, free. See page 32.

Chair Tai Chi, Bellingham Public Library,

3-3:45pm, free, jjohnson@cob.org, 360-7787217 or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Chair Yoga (for seniors), Crescent Moon Yoga, 4-5pm, $15 drop in /$12 punch card, 206-790-4862, yogaheartspace0@gmail.com or www.yogalaconner.com.

Medicare 101: A Free Educational Seminar,

Ferndale Library, 5:30-7:30pm, free, 360-384-3647, www.wcls.org. Yoga: Beginner Basics begins, Unity Spiritual Center of Bellingham, 5:30-7pm, $95 for 8 classes, 360-207-5641, greg@coastalyogatherapy.com or www.coastalyogatherapy.com. See page 13. International Day of Peace, Majestic on North Forest, 6-8:30pm, free admission / $5-$20 dinner, 360-734-0217, office@whatcompjc.org or www.whatcompjc.org/2017-internationalday-of-peace.html. See page 40.

Live Music in the Piano Lounge: Scot Ranney,

Jansen Art Center, 6-8pm, free, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org. “Most Likely to Succeed,” Lincoln Theatre, 6-8:30pm, free, 360-336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 39.

Creekside Open Mic (poetry, prose, music),

Chuckanut Radio Hour (featuring Nancy Pearl’s “George & Lizzie”), Village Books

Swing Set Select (upbeat, family-friendly swing music), Stones Throw Brewery,

The Enneagram and You (3 weeks) begins,

South Whatcom Library, 6-8pm, free / sign up to read, 360-305-3632, www.wcls.org. 6-8:30pm, free, 360-362-5058, info@stonesthrowbrewco.com.

“Titus Andronicus” (Royal Shakespeare Company), Pickford Film Center, 6-9pm, $20,

360-738-0735, info@pickfordfilmcenter.org or www.pickfordfilmcenter.org. A Quartet of Great Seattle Artists, Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center at The Sylvia Center for the Performing Arts, 7-9am, $10 general; $5 students; free WJMAC members & combo students, info@wjmac.org or www.wjmac.org. See page 11. Learn to Think on Your Feet, Improv Playworks Studio, 7-9pm. See page 38.

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Readings Gallery (Bellingham), 6:30-8:30pm, free, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com/ event/CRH-nancy-pearl-092117.

Anacortes Center for Happiness, 6:30-8:30pm, $90, Michele.DandelionLife@gmail.com, www.enneagramandyou.eventbrite.com or 541-480-0105. Balkan Folk Dancing, Fairhaven Branch Library, 7-9:30pm. See page 38.

Parks & Rec Travelogue: Overlanding Along the Silk Road with Marie-Laure Valandro,

Old City Hall Rotunda Room, 7-9pm, $5, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. “The Addams Family Musical,” The Claire Theatre, 7:30-9:30pm, $14 general / $12 students and seniors / $10 kids, 360-354-4425, clairevgtheatre@gmail.com or www.theclaire.org. See page 36.

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SEPTEMBER 2017 FRIDAY 9/22/2017 Hike to Cascade Pass and Sahale Arm (experienced hikers), Cascade Pass, North Cascades, 8am-6pm, $7 carpool fee, mikesdavis@outlook.com.

SeaFeast: SeaFeed at the Square, Depot Market Square ($50) / FisherPoets-onBellingham Bay / Sea Shanties, downtown breweries, 5-11pm, www.BellinghamSeaFeast.com. See page 28.

Whatcom Art Market (meet featured artist Jim Williamson), Whatcom Art Market, 6-8pm, free, www.whatcomartguild.org or 360-7388564. See page 6.

Author Event: Jes Stone (“The Last Outrageous Woman”), Village Books Readings Gallery (Bellingham), 7pm, free, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com/event/jes-stone-092217. Bioluminescence Group Paddle, Community Boating Center, 7:15-10:15pm, $70, 360-714-8891, info@boatingcenter.org or www.boatingcenter.org.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 7:30pm, $21+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. “Forever Plaid,” The Conway Muse, 7:30pm. See page 35-36. “The Addams Family Musical,” The Claire Theatre, 7:30pm. See page 36. “The Big Lebowski,” Van Zandt Community Hall, 7:30-9:30pm, $5 pp / $10 family suggested donation, 360-592-2297, southforkvalley@aol.com. “The Mousetrap,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm, $8-$14, 360-733-1811 or www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com. See page 35. “Young Frankenstein,” Anacortes Community Theatre, 7:30pm, $20, 360-293-6829, www.acttheatre.com. See page 36.

Figmentally: Theatrical Circus Comedy for Everyone, Bellingham Circus Guild, 8-9:30pm, $5 kids / $10-$15 adults, booking@figmentally.com or www.figmentally.com. See page 36.

SATURDAY 9/23/2017 43rd Annual Rummage Sale, Our Saviour’s

Lutheran Church, 8am-2pm, free, 360-733-6749.

South Whatcom Birding Walk, South Whatcom Library, 8am or 9:30am, free, 360-305-3632, www.wcls.org. See page 31. NSC Saturday Coffee (55+), Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 10am, free, 360-933-4507, nwsinglesclub@gmail.com.

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!,

Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building/Old City Hall, 10am-5pm, free, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 7.

Smoking Meats with Heino Sunter (basics of electric smoker cooking), Blaine Library,

10am-noon, free, 360-305-3637, www.wcls.org.

Sumas Writers Group (adults and teens grades 9-12), Sumas Library, 10-11am, free, 360-988-2501, www.wcls.org Twin Sisters Farmers Market, North Fork Library, 10am-2pm. See page 33.

Sewing Rodeo In-Store Fashion and Awards Show, Ragfinery, 10am, free, 360-738-6977,

ssparling@ragfinery.com or www.ragfinery.com.

Council of the Animals, Boulevard Park,

11am-4pm, free show / workshops $35, 360-510-3205, info@rootedemerging.org or www.rootedemerging.org. See page 30.

Pesto Perfecto (make and taste), Ferndale

Library, 11am-12:30pm, free / please preregister, 360-384-3647, www.wcls.org. SeaFeast, Zuanich Point Park / Squalicum Harbor, 11am-6pm, free, www. BellinghamSeaFeast.com. See page 28.

“1941: The Year that Changed America” with John Jensen, La Conner Retirement Inn,

“The Addams Family Musical,” The Claire Theatre, 2pm. See page 36.

“The Mousetrap,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 2pm. See page 35.

“Yerma” (NT), Lincoln Theatre, 2pm, $18 /

discounts for seniors, students and members, 360-336-8955, tobie@lincolntheatre.org or www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 36.

1-2:30pm, free, 360-419-4264, smacek@lclib.lib.wa.us.

Special Benefit Concert for Whatcom Chorale,

1-2pm, free, 360-354-4883, www.wcls.org.

Author Event: Molly Hashimoto (“Colors of the West: An Artist’s Guide to Nature’s Palette”), Village Books Readings Gallery

Pompom Party (make pompoms from reclaimed fabric and paper), Lynden Library, Upcycling with Ragfinery’s Brigitte Parra (materials provided), Blaine Library, 1-3pm, free, 360-305-3637, www.wcls.org.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,

Vancouver’s Vanier Park, 2 & 7:30pm, $21+, 1-877-739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org. “The Addams Family Musical,” The Claire Theatre, 2pm. See page 36.

“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” in Smell-O-Vision, Pickford Film Center,

2-3:30pm, $10.75 general, 360-738-0735, info@pickfordfilmcenter.org or www.pickfordfilmcenter.org/programs/pickford/ willy-wonka-and-the-chocolate-factory-insmell-o-vision. See page 39.

“Cocoon of Cancer: An Invitation to Love Deeply” with Abbe Rolnick, Deming Library,

3-5pm, free, Katrina.Carabba@wcls.org, 360305-3600 or www.wcls.org/tag/deming-library.

Nooksack River Walk with NSEA Naturalists, Horseshoe Bend Trail, 3-4pm, free, 360-7150283, kkrantz@n-sea.org or www.n-sea.org/river-steward-events-2017.

Author Event: David Montgomery (“Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life”), Village Books Readings Gallery (Bellingham), 7pm, free, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com/event/davidmontgomery-092317. Contra Dance, Fairhaven Library, 7-10:30pm. See page 38. Bioluminescence Group Paddle, Community Boating Center, 7:15-10:15pm, $70, 360-714-8891, info@boatingcenter.org or www.boatingcenter.org. “Forever Plaid,” The Conway Muse, 7:30pm. See page 35-36. “The Mousetrap,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm. See page 35. “Young Frankenstein,” Anacortes Community Theatre, 7:30pm. See page 36.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3-4:30pm, $20 ($15 youth and seniors), 360-747-7852, www.whatcomchorale.org. See page 11.

(Bellingham), 4pm, free, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com.

Figmentally: Theatrical Circus Comedy for Everyone, Bellingham Circus Guild, 4pm. See page 36.

Sunday Jazz on the Bay: Rane Nogales Trio,

Hotel Bellwether, 4:30-7:30pm, free, 360-392-3100, ranenogales@msn.com. Live Music, Greene’s Corner, 6:30-9:30pm, no cover, 360-306-8137, www.greenescorner.com. Smart Recovery, Anacortes Center for Happiness, 6:30-7:30pm, by donation, 360-464-2229, info@anacortescenterforhappiness.orgl. House Concert with Jezebel’s Mother, Private Location, 7-9pm, $10-$20, www.facebook.com/events/213819242481774 or MollyMonahan@roseroyce.net. See page 11.

MONDAY 9/25/2017 Meditation Monday, Anacortes Center for

Happiness, 5:45-6:30pm, $3 minimum donation, info@anacortescenterforhappiness.org, www.anacortescenterforhappiness.org/calendar.html or 360-464-2229.

Acoustic Cafe (live music with local musicians), The Bridge at Birch Bay, 8-9:30pm, free, info@thebridgebirchbay.com, 360-3668763 or www.thebridgebirchbay.com.

Figmentally: Theatrical Circus Comedy for Everyone, Bellingham Circus Guild, 8-9:30pm. See page 36.

SUNDAY 9/24/2017 “Yerma” (National Theatre), Pickford Film Center, 11am-2pm, $20, 360-738-0735, info@pickfordfilmcenter.org or www.pickfordfilmcenter.org.

Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum, Old City Hall, 1:30-3:30pm, $5-$10 / members free, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. “Forever Plaid,” The Conway Muse, 2pm. See page 35-36.

Sunday Chess Meetup in Bellingham,

Bellingham Public Library, 2-5pm. See page 37.

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SEPTEMBER 2017 The Best of You: Portfolio Review with Artist Ellen Clark, Deming Library, 6:30-8pm, free, 360-592-2422, www.wcls.org. See page 7.

Auditions for “Scrooge the Musical,” The

Claire Theatre, 7-9:30pm, free, 360-354-4425, clairevgtheatre@gmail.com or www.theclaire.org. See page 36.

TUESDAY 9/26/2017 Gentle Yoga Classes with Joani Glasser,

The Metta Center, 10:30am, 360-656-6699. See page 12.

Tuesday Night Jazz Series: Steve Rudy Trio,

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

Bellingham Reads (“Lights Out” by Ted Koppel), Bellingham Public Library, 6:30-7:30pm, free, 360-778-7323, www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

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Auditions for “Scrooge the Musical,” The

Claire Theatre, 7-9:30pm, free, 360-354-4425, clairevgtheatre@gmail.com or www.theclaire.org. See page 36.

Audubon Society: “The Diking of the Delta,” Old City Hall Rotunda Room, 7-9pm, $5, 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org. See page 37. Weekly International Folk Dancing, Bayview Civic Hall, 7-9:30pm, 1st session free / $3 thereafter, 360-766-6866, safdancers@hotmail.com.

WEDNESDAY 9/27/2017 Friends of the Bellingham Public Library Autumn Book Sale, Belllingham Public Library, 10am-6pm, free, 360-778-7250, friendslibrary3@gmail.com. See page 40. Open Studio Painting, Trish Harding School of Art at Studio UFO, 10am-3pm, 360-319-6115 or www.studio-ufo.net. See page 6. Bellingham City Club, Northwood Hall, 11:30-1:30pm, $13 members / $18 nonmembers / $5 adults (under 29) in advance; $15 members / $20 non-members at the door, info@bellinghamcityclub.org or www.bellinghamcityclub.org. See page 37.

Wednesday Lunchtime Music: Doris Mae Bajema, Jansen Art Center, noon-1pm, free, 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Willows Farm Stand (fresh produce, delicious baked goods, and beautiful handmade arts and crafts), The Willows Retirement Residence, noon-2pm, free, 303-671-7077, programs@thewillowsbellingham.com.

Mount Vernon Ukulele Fun & Song Circle (beginners welcome), Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1-2pm, free will donation, 206-7904862, yogaheartspace0@gmail.com.

Smoking Meats with Heino Sunter (basics of electric smoker cooking), Blaine Library, 4-6pm, free, 360-305-3637, www.wcls.org.

Coiled Fabric Baskets, Ragfinery, 6-8pm, $22, 360-738-6977, hello@ragfinery.com or www.ragfinery.com/upcoming-events/event/ coiled-fabric-baskets-6.

“The Realities of Advanced Medical Interventions,” St. Luke’s Health Education Center, 6-7:30pm, free, 360-201-7840, micki98226@aol.com. See page 13.

Eat Your Words Cookbook Club (Vegetarian/ Vegan Cooking), South Whatcom Library,

6:30-8pm, free, 360-305-3632, www.wcls.org. See page 33.

Author Event: Erin McKittrick (“Mud Flats & Fish Camps: 800 Miles Around Cook Inlet”),

Village Books Readings Gallery (Bellingham), 7pm, free, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Classical on Tap, Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 7pm, no cover, 360-752-3377, info@chuckanutbrewery.com or www.chuckanutbrewery.com. Room to Move Hatha Yoga, Anacortes Center for Happiness, 7-8:30pm, $15 drop in, 360-464-2229, jerilancaster108@gmail.com or www.anacortescenterforhappiness.org/calendar.html. Tamir Hendelman and Trio, Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center at The Sylvia Center for the Performing Arts, 7-9pm, $20 general; $10 WJMAC members; $5 students, WJMAC combo students free, info@wjmac.org or www.wjmac.org. See page 11.

THURSDAY 9/28/2017 Friends of the Bellingham Public Library Autumn Book Sale, Belllingham Public Library, 10am-6pm. See page 40.

Open Studio Painting, Trish Harding School of

Art at Studio UFO, 10am-3pm, 360-319-6115 or www.studio-ufo.net. See page 6.

Gentle Yoga Classes with Joani Glasser,

The Metta Center, 10:30am, 360-656-6699. See page 12. Chair Tai Chi, Bellingham Public Library, 3-3:45pm, free, jjohnson@cob.org, 360-7787217 or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org. Chair Yoga (for seniors), Crescent Moon Yoga, 4-5pm, $15 drop in /$12 punch card, 206-790-4862, yogaheartspace0@gmail.com or www.yogalaconner.com.

Live Music in the Piano Lounge: Sharon Mason, Jansen Art Center, 6-8pm, free,

360-354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org.

“The Symbol of the Unconquered”/”Two-Gun Man from Harlem,” Pickford Film Center, 6-8pm, $10.75, 360-738-0735, info@pickfordfilmcenter.org or www.pickfordfilmcenter.org. Balkan Folk Dancing, Fairhaven Branch Library, 7-9:30pm. See page 38.

U.S. Citizenship 101 with Local Immigration Attorneys, Ferndale Library, 7-8pm, free, 360-384-3647, www.wcls.org.

Author Event: Chris Kelly (“America Invaded: A State By State Guide to Fighting On American Soil”), Village Books Readings Gallery (Bellingham), 7:30pm, free, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. “Forever Plaid,” The Conway Muse, 7:30pm. See page 35-36. “The Addams Family Musical,” The Claire Theatre, 7:30pm. See page 36. “The Mousetrap,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm. See page 35. “Young Frankenstein,” Anacortes Community Theatre, 7:30pm. See page 36.

FRIDAY 9/29/2017 Friends of the Bellingham Public Library Autumn Book Sale (half-price sale day), Belllingham Public Library, 10am-6pm.

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SEPTEMBER 2017 Figure Drawing Class (5 days) begins,

Whatcom Community College, 1-3:30pm, see WCC catalog, trish.harding@studio-ufo.net, 360-383-3200 or www.whatcom.ctc.edu. Valley Writers, South Whatcom Library, 1-3pm, free, 360-305-3632, www.wcls.org.

Whatcom Art Market (meet featured artist Alyson Brown), Whatcom Art Market, 6-8pm, free, www.whatcomartguild.org, 360-7388564. See page 6.

Author Event: Gail Noble-Sanderson (“The Passage Home to Meuse”), Village Books Readings Gallery (Bellingham), 7pm, free, 360-671-2626.

Frida and Friends: Women’s Voices Poetry Reading, Deming Library, 7-9pm, free, 360-592-2422, www.wcls.org.

Nuages CD Release Party (“Oblivion”), Uisce

Irish Pub, 7-9pm, no cover / free hors d’oeuvres / drink purchase encouraged, 360-961-1559, nuagesjazz@gmail.com or www.nuagesjazz.net. Poetry at St. Paul’s: A Festival, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 7-9pm, free admission / $15 workshops, www.poetryatstpauls.com. See page 33. “Forever Plaid,” The Conway Muse, 7:30pm. See page 35-36. “Stand and Deliver,” Lincoln Theatre, 7:309:30pm, call for pricing, tobie@lincolntheatre.org, 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org. See page 36. “The Addams Family Musical,” The Claire Theatre, 7:30pm. See page 36. “The Mousetrap,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm. See page 35. “Young Frankenstein,” Anacortes Community Theatre, 7:30pm. See page 36.

SATURDAY 9/30/2017 Friends of the Bellingham Public Library Autumn Book Sale ($4 per bag sale), Belllingham Public Library, 10am-1pm. See page 40.

Moon Base Games and Comics Grand Opening, Moon Base Games and Comics,

10am-10pm, free, 360-733-2224, moonbasebham@gmail.com or www.thecomicsplace.com. See page 31. NSC Saturday Coffee (55+), Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 10am, free, 360-933-4507, nwsinglesclub@gmail.com.

Resume & Artist Statement Support Workshop, Bellingham Metal Arts Guild

(BMAG), 10am-2pm, $85, 360-319-3491, info@BellinghamMetalArtsGuild.org or www.BellinghamMetalArtsGuild.org. Twin Sisters Farmers Market, North Fork Library, 10am-2pm. See page 33. Needle Felted Sweater Skirts, Ragfinery, 12:304:30pm, $49, hello@ragfinery.com, 360-7386977 or www.ragfinery.com/upcoming-events/ event/needle-felted-sweater-skirts-2. Banned Books Week Read-In!, Village Books Readings Gallery (Bellingham), 1-4pm, free, 360-671-2626. See page 33. LEGO Movie and Build Party, Lynden Library, 1-4pm, free, 360-354-4883, www.wcls.org. Poetry at St. Paul’s: A Festival, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1:30-9pm. See page 33. Cedar Weaving Workshop, Ferndale Library, 2-4pm, free, 360-384-3647, www.wcls.org. See page 38. “The Addams Family Musical,” The Claire Theatre, 2pm. See page 36.

Dream Catchers with Lummi Artist Earline Hansen, Everson Library, 3-4:30pm, free,

360-966-5100, www.wcls.org. See page 7. Tech Boomers Open Lab, Bellingham Public Library, 3-5pm, free, dbrewer@cob.org, 360778-7210 or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Author Event: J.L. Oakley (“Mist-Chi-Mas: A Novel of Captivity”), Village Books Readings

Gallery (Bellingham), 7pm, free, 360-671-2626, www.villagebooks.com. Contra Dance, Fairhaven Library, 7-10:30pm. See page 38. Fred Morrison Concert, Littlefield Celtic Center, 7-9pm, $30 general / $25 members, 360-416-4934, events@celticarts.org or www.celticarts.org/celtic-events/fred-morrison-2017. See page 11.

Firefly Concert Series: Tracy Neff (vocals) and Jerri Mercer (piano), Jansen Art Center, 7:30-9pm, $25, info@jansenartcenter.org, 360-354-3600 or www.jansenartcenter.org. “Forever Plaid,” The Conway Muse, 7:30pm. “Stand and Deliver,” Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm. See page 36. “The Mousetrap,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm. See page 35. “Young Frankenstein,” Anacortes Community Theatre, 7:30pm. See page 36.

Acoustic Cafe (live music with local musicians), The Bridge at Birch Bay, 8-9:30pm,

TUESDAY 10/3/2017 Gentle Yoga Classes with Joani Glasser, The Metta Center, 10:30am, 360-656-6699.

Off the Shelf Book Club (“The Left Hand of Darkness” by Ursula K. Le Guin), South

Whatcom Library, 1-2pm, free, 360-305-3632.

Weekly International Folk Dancing, Bayview

Civic Hall, 7-9:30pm, 1st session free / $3 after, 360-766-6866, safdancers@hotmail.com.

WEDNESDAY 10/4/2017 Everson Book Club (“End of Your Life Book Club” by Will Schwalbe), Everson Library,

3-4:30pm, free, 360-966-5100, www.wcls.org.

Room to Move Hatha Yoga, Anacortes Center

for Happiness, 7-8:30pm, $15 drop in, 360-464-2229, jerilancaster108@gmail.com or www.anacortescenterforhappiness.org/calendar.html.

THURSDAY 10/5/2017 Gentle Yoga Classes with Joani Glasser,

The Metta Center, 10:30am, 360-656-6699.

Parks & Rec Travelogue: “A Journey Through Burma” with Lisa Woo and Howard Valentine, Old City Hall Rotunda Room, 7-9pm, $5 / members free, 360-778-8930.

“The Mousetrap,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 7:30pm. See page 35.

free, info@thebridgebirchbay.com, 360-3668763 or www.thebridgebirchbay.com.

SUNDAY 10/1/2017 “Forever Plaid,” The Conway Muse, 2pm. “Stand and Deliver,” Lincoln Theatre, 2pm. “The Addams Family Musical,” The Claire Theatre, 2pm. See page 36.

“The Mousetrap,” Bellingham Theatre Guild, 2pm. See page 35.

“Young Frankenstein,” Anacortes Community Theatre, 2pm. See page 36.

Smart Recovery, Anacortes Center for Happiness,

6:30-7:30pm, by donation, 360-464-2229, info@anacortescenterforhappiness.org or www.anacortescenterforhappiness.org/calendar.html.

MONDAY 10/2/2017 Advanced Directives for Everyone, Everson

Library, 4-6pm, free / please preregister, 360-966-5100, www.wcls.org. Meditation Monday, Anacortes Center for Happiness, 5:45-6:30pm, $3 minimum donation, 360-464-2229, info@anacortescenterforhappiness.org or www.anacortescenterforhappiness.org/calendar.html.

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SeaFeast 2017: Harvesting Northwest Fun Nobody celebrates quite like fishermen when the catch is in. On September 22 and 23, Bellingham plans to show the world its maritime culture and the tasty food it produces with Bellingham SeaFeast 2017. Most of the attractions are free, and the organizers have planned for about ten thousand people to walk through this epic weekend of seafood and community celebrations. The events begin downtown on Friday, September 22 with SeaFeed at the Square, a $50-a-ticket event featuring oysters, Dungeness crab, and salmon at Depot Market Square on Railroad Avenue. Doors will open at 5pm. Taylor Shellfish will host a large display of raw oysters. Drayton Harbor Oysters will serve their catch both raw and grilled. Bornstein Seafoods will have a table to showcase fresh salmon cooked on a commercial grill. Crave Catering is planning their own version of a Pacific Northwest Crab Boil and other side dishes. By featuring local seafood and produce, the SeaFeast team expects to get people in the maritime spirit before experiencing the local nightlife. A short presentation is scheduled at 6:30, and at 8:30 this room will be one of four places where people can hear the words of FisherPoets-onBellingham Bay ($5 badge good for all venues). Expanded from last year, FisherPoets are a dedicated group of fish hunting writers and musicians who share poetry, play instruments, tell stories of the sea, and sing “shanties” in front of an audience. Guests of the SeaFeed can stay near the Depot Market stage or check out similar FisherPoets programs nearby at Boundary Bay Brewery, Chuckanut Brewery, and Honey Moon Mead & Cider. SeaFeast activities on Saturday, August 23 will take place at Squalicum Harbor on

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Bellingham Bay. Expect educational booths from local non-profits; vendors; food trucks; dock walks; boat rides & tours, plus live music and entertainment for all ages starting at 11am. The Brews with a View Beer Garden will feature fine local beer, wine, and hard cider near the Main Stage on the 4.4-acre Zuanich Point Park. This beautiful green space is surrounded by water and has amazing

views of the Bellingham area. Several boats dock nearby and the park is home to the Fisherman’s Memorial statue as well as the Squalicum Boathouse. The stage will host musical acts and awards announcements throughout the day. More information about the schedule, attractions, parking, and event tickets can be found on the website at www.bellinghamseafeast.com. Although guests are free to wander amongst all these points of interest Entertainment News Northwest ~ September 2017

throughout the day there will be a few timely highlights that you don’t want to miss. “Skill of the Grill” Salmon BBQ Championships 2017 will pit 10 teams in a contest to cook the best salmon for cash prizes. Like last year, a blind judging panel will award $800 in cash prizes, but unlike last year the public will also get to vote for a $300 People’s Choice Award. Tasting tickets can be purchased by the crowd and will be tallied to choose a winner. An oyster shucking/eating contest and a Coast Guard rescue-at-sea drill will also draw a crowd, so check your programs for times and locations of each

heat. Survival suit races always get people cheering, and two guided boat tours will offer chances to get up close to the downtown waterfront renovation, or to tour Bellingham Cold Storage and HomePort Seafoods processing plant ($10 tickets online). The festival culminates with Taste the Sea: A Sustainable Seafood Experience hosted by Haggen Northwest Fresh in four sessions from 11:30am4pm. This ticketed event at the Squalicum Boathouse will feature experts sourcing premium, sustainably harvested seafoods at stations and describing the where and how the salmon, cod, herring, shellfish and more were harvested and how they can be prepared. SeaFeast Co-Manager Debbie Granger put it best when she said: “We welcome and need more people to come down to the harbor and eat, play, explore ... and eat some more!” Photos courtesy of Bellingham SeaFeast.

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BellinghamART Classes – Our drawing

and painting classes for children as young as 4 provide quality art instruction that develops art skills and increases selfconfidence. Teen students not only learn how to draw, paint and sculpt, but also develop creative problem-solving and skills to achieve success in school and life. Our adult students receive “hands-on” art instruction in a wide range of mediums and techniques. All of our students learn technique, theory, and application through practice in the tradition of classical training. BellinghamART is located at 1701 Ellis St., Bellingham. Admission is $18 (1 hour class), $24 (1 1/2 hour class), $30 (2 hour class). More info: 360-738-8379, info@bellinghamart.com or www.bellinghamART.com.

Fishtival – Join NSEA River Steward

volunteers as they host the 2nd Annual Fishtival at the Maple Creek Picnic Shelter at Silver Lake (Maple Falls) on Sat., Sept. 2 from 10am-2pm. This event includes salmon-themed crafts, games, and fun! Free admission. More info: 360-715-0283, kkrantz@n-sea.org or www.n-sea.org/ river-steward-events-2017.

Author Event: Judy Schachner: Sarabella’s Thinking Cap National Tour Kick-Off! – Best known for her

Skippyjon Jones series, Judy Schachner has illustrated many of her own stories, including the much-loved The Grannyman

and its companion book, Bits & Pieces. She will kick off the tour of her brand new book, Sarabella’s Thinking Cap, on Tues., Sept. 5 at 4pm in the Village Books Readings Gallery (1200 11th St., Bellingham). It’s the delightful tale of a little girl who is always thinking— conjuring, daydreaming, and creating new worlds from her imagination. But there are times when daydreaming is decidedly not a good thing—like when you’re supposed to be doing multiplication tables. Free admission. More info: 360-671-2626 or www.villagebooks.com/event/judyschachner-090517.

Bellingham Greek Festival – Celebrate

Hellenic culture and heritage at the Bellingham Greek Festival at St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church in September (510 E. Sunset Dr., Bellingham). Hours are Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 7-9, 11am-9pm, and Sun., Sept. 10, 11am-8pm. Enjoy traditional foods, music, and more. Browse the gift shop, pose for pictures, or learn a little Greek dancing. Kids will love our carnival style games, face painting, bouncy house, and more. Look inside the “big blue dome.” Tours, music, and other talks will be held in the church. Ample parking is located in the lot adjacent to the church and along nearby streets. Free admission / food and activity tokens available for purchase. Visa and Mastercard happily accepted. More info: 360-734-8745 or www.BellinghamGreekfest.org.

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Skagit River Salmon Festival – Join us

for SPAWNtaneous fun as we celebrate the Skagit River and return of the salmon on Sat., Sept. 9 from 10am-6pm in Edgewater Park (600 Behrens Millett Rd., Mount Vernon). Enjoy Kidz Zone activities, local artisans, recreational and educational booths, great food, Hunters of the Sky raptor shows, face painters, beer & wine garden, and awesome live music. Free admission. More info: 360-510-2528, skagitriverfest@gmail.com or www.skagitriverfest.org.

Kids Do Art! Open House – The

Jansen Art Center (321 Front St., Lynden) invites you to the Kids Do Art! Open House. There will be events and open

studios planned throughout the day to showcase what the students have done during their time in the Kids Do Art! Program. Takes place on Sat., Sept. 9 from 11am-4pm. Free admission. More info: 360-354-3600, info@jansenartcenter.org or www.jansenartcenter.org.

Comics Place 35th Anniversary Party – Please join us while we celebrate our thirty-fifth year of business on Sat., Sept. 16 from 10am-10pm (105 E. Holly St., Bellingham). Plans are still in process, but you can count on big sales, refreshments, costumes, and lots of fun all weekend long! Free admission. More info: 360-7332224, info@thecomicsplace.com or www.thecomicsplace.com.

Council of the Animals – Rooted

Emerging presents the 3rd Annual Council of the Animals on Sat., Sept. 23 at the Boulevard Park stage (Bayview Dr., Bellingham). Free all-ages show, “The Circle Holds It All,” featuring vocalist

Meghan Yates and puppeteer Pheonix Chicken, includes song, story, music, puppetry and dance. Check in at 11am. Following the show, Rooted Emerging mentors lead a 2-hour workshop for girls & boys (including self-identified), ages 9-12, $35. A one-day introduction to Rooted Emerging programs and preparation for their communityfocused Rite of Passage. Bring a picnic lunch. Rain or shine, walking/biking recommended. More info: 360-510-3205, info@rootedemerging.org or www.rootedemerging.org.

Down on the Farm with the Whatcom County Farm Tour by Courtney Kendall September is Eat Local Month, and there’s no better way to spend a beautiful weekend than out on the Whatcom County Farm Tour, put on by Sustainable Connections. See the bounty of our region, get to know local farmers, see where your food is made and grown, and Above left: Take a guided tour at many of the farm stops, take home delicious goods! maybe even in a horse drawn carriage! Above right: Happy Spanning an entire weekend, Farm Tour attendee meeting an inquisitive goat on a farm stop. September 9 and 10 from 10am-4pm, the all-ages, self-guided Farm Tour features a variety of educational activities, tastings, and a chance to meet local farmers at each stop. On Saturday, start off at the Bellingham Farmers Market where you can pick up a Farm Tour Map, talk to farmers, and see the bounty of Whatcom and Skagit Counties. Other participating farms include local dairies Myshan Dairy, specializing in Guernsey milk; Twin Brook Creamery; and Enjoy fun and educational Appel Farms, focusing on artisan cheese. Learn about activities at all of the farm growing sustainable flowers at Triple Wren Farms, and visit Photo courtesy of nonprofit educational farm Cloud Mountain Farm Center for tour stops! the Bellingham Herald. tours, tastings, and workshops on harvesting fall fruit. Boxx Berry Farm, a u-pick (and retail) berry farm, and Bellewood Acres & Distillery, one of NW Washington’s largest apple orchards, will be open on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday only, Ten Fold Farm will offer tours through their vegetable gardens, and Ferndale Farmstead’s facilities are available to tour as you learn about the seed-tocheese process that goes into all of their crafted cheeses. Learn about grass-fed production models on Riverhaven Farm, and visit the happy pastured pigs at Alluvial Farms, where the Whatcom Conservation District will share information on farm planning. There will be several refreshment stops along the way, as well: Twin Sisters Creamery, Good to Go Meat Pies, Vartanyan Estates Winery, and Probably Shouldn’t Distillery & Breckenridge Blueberries. You can also purchase a $10 Farm Tour VIP badge which will get you discounts on farm products at most stops. The badge can be purchased at any of the farms, and proceeds support Sustainable Connections Food & Farming Program. For more information on the Farm Tour stops, visit www.sustainableconnections.org.

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Sh’Bang! A Festival of Ideas –

Communities Pulling (Paddling) Together – On Labor Day Weekend

(Sept. 2) Native American canoes arrive in Blaine from Birch Bay at 6pm on Marine Drive by Telescope Beach after dancing in Birch Bay at 1:15pm. On Sept. 3, traditional dancing starts at 11am in Blaine, and canoes paddle Drayton Harbor at 5pm. Bring your own canoe, kayak, or small boat, and join the fun. On Sept. 4, around noon, pack a picnic lunch and come by car, boat, bicycle, or the Plover Ferry for a community picnic on the Semiahmoo Spit by the Alaska Packers Cannery Museum. Campfire will be lit Saturday and Sunday nights. Bring s’mores. Free admission. More info: 360332-6484 or www.blainechamber.com.

Celebrate Sh’bang’s 10th anniversary, Fri.-Sun., Sept. 8-10 at Lookout Arts Quarry (246 Old Hwy. 99 N). This unique “festival of ideas” features off-road soapbox derby action, carnival games, circus, burlesque, swimming, trapeze zip-lines, water slides, family activities, and 100 live bands including Robert Sarazin Blake, Living Arrows, Baby Gramps and the Crowquill Night Owls. Sh’bangers are invited to join the cowpokes, pirates, and other characters throughout seven interactive theme zones. Daily passes are available. Parking passes cost $30 or free for a clown car (4+ people). Children are encouraged, but no dogs are allowed. Get

tickets and info at www.shbangfest.com. Admission is $160 weekend pass. More info: 520-405-7814 or info@shbangfest.com.

South Whatcom Birding Walk – Bring your binoculars! Fall can be a perfect time to go birding due to migration. Join Phil Wegener, our birding expert, for a birding adventure around the lake on Sat., Sept. 23 at either 8am or 9:30am. Or make a morning of it, and stay for both. As always, beginning birders are welcome. Meets at South Whatcom Library (10 Barn View Ct., Sudden Valley, Gate 2). Free admission. More info: 360-305-3632 or www.wcls.org.

Salmon Sighting – Join NSEA naturalists

at Thompson Creek Bridge to witness salmon fighting their way up steam to spawn! Pink salmon only spawn on odd years, so don’t miss this fun opportunity to see them and ask NSEA naturalists any questions. Join us Sat., Sept. 2, 9 & 16 from 10am-noon off Mt. Baker Hwy. at Thompson Creek Bridge. Free admission. More info: kkrantz@n-sea.org, www.n-sea.org/river-steward-events-2017 or 360-715-0283.

Moon Base Games and Comics Grand Opening – It’s Grand Opening

time! And we’re throwing a party all day long on Sat., Sept. 30 from 10am-10pm! Come for the costumes, stay for the awesome sales and camaraderie. We’ll also have glitter tattoos, refreshments, and more! Located at 1105 McKenzie Ave., Bellingham. Free. More info: 360-7332224, moonbasebham@gmail.com or www.thecomicsplace.com.

Acres of fun for everyone!

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Skagit Valley’s Farms

Saturday & Sunday • October 7 & 8 10am-4pm Check out our VIP Package

Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms – This event, held Sat. & Sun., Oct.

7 & 8 from 10am-5pm, is a once-a-year opportunity for family farms across Skagit County to open their barn doors just for you! Bring your family and friends and a sense of adventure for farming. Enjoy many hands-on events including meet the farmer sessions, tastings, kids activities and tour the farms at your leisure visiting alpaca, tulip, highland cattle, shellfish, wineries, pumpkin and much more. Free admission and free parking. Info: 360-4214729 or www.festivaloffamilyfarms.com.

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

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Two WWII Exhibits – The Skagit County Historical Museum (501 S. 4th St., La Conner) has two exhibits on display through Oct. 8: Washington Remembers World War II and The Skagit Homefront. Washington Remembers World War II is a collection of stories that takes you around the globe to crucial battles on foreign soil, to German concentration camps, and to the American home front where defense plant workers contributed to the war effort. The exhibit features large compelling photographs, personal stories and fascinating war facts. The Skagit Homefront presents the stories of Skagitonians who served, and those who stayed. Admission is $5 general / $4 seniors & children 6-12 / free under age 6 / $10 families. More info: 360-466-3365, museum@co.skagit.wa.us or www.skagitcounty.net/museum.

People of the Sea and Cedar – Local

and regional history of the Coast Salish people is one of the most requested topics by Whatcom Museum visitors. This summer, the museum debuts a new exhibit in the second floor gallery of the Lightcatcher Building (250 Flora St., Bellingham) that shares the history and art of the Coast Salish people, blending both historical and contemporary perspectives. This exhibit will feature art artifacts, as well as hands-on learning experiences. Through December 31. Admission is $5-$10. More info: 360-778-8930,

info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Sharing is Healing: Stories of the Holocaust with Noemi Ban – Join us

for this special program with Holocaust survivor and author Noemi Ban on Thurs., Sept. 7 from 2-3:30pm at the Lynden Library (216 4th St.). Learn about her family’s time in occupied Hungary, and later the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. Noemi Ban is the winner of the Golden Apple award and a public speaker in Whatcom County. Admission is free. More info: 360-354-4883, www.wcls.org.

Pickett House Museum Tour – The

Pickett House Museum Open House will be on Sun., Sept. 10 from 1-4pm. Built in 1856; extensively restored in 2017. For private tours call 360-733-5873 or email daughtersofpioneers@hotmail.com. Pickett House is located at 910 Bancroft St., Bellingham. Free admission. More info: 360-733-5873 or daughtersofpioneers@hotmail.com.

NookChat: Community Storytelling – Carol & Bill Vander Yacht reminisce about their years of running the beloved Carol’s Coffee Cup and other local stories. Join Kris Fullner and the Vander Yachts, as we Explore the Past; Enrich the Present in this informal, interactive gathering sponsored by the Nooksack Valley Heritage Center Committee on Sun., Sept. 10 from 3-4:30pm at the Everson Library (104 Kirsch Dr.). Free admission. More info: 360-966-5100 or www.wcls.org.

Whatcom Genealogical Society Meeting – The Whatcom Genealogical

Society will meet on Mon., Sept. 11 from 2-4pm at the Bellingham Elks Lodge (710 Samish Way). We’ll be sharing our summer research finds. Visitors welcome! Free admission. More info: 360-733-8300.

Tribulations into Triumph: Holocaust Survivor Fred Fragner – Local author,

Susan Lynn Sloan, will present some of the lessons that she learned from writing the story of Fred Fragner, a Holocaust survivor who lived out the last years of his life in Bellingham. In his twenties, Fred was shot, captured, and tortured by the Nazis and sent to Buchenwald Concentration Camp for five years. After the war, he served as principal of one of the United Nations centers for orphaned children of WWII. Fred was able to take what he learned and created a wonderful life for himself and those who knew him. Come and learn about Fred’s greatest life lesson, to respect one another. Presentation on Sat., Sept. 16 from 2-3pm at North Fork Library (7506 Kendall Rd., Maple Falls). Free admission. More info: 360-599-2020 or www.wcls.org.

Hattie Strother Chapter Meeting –

Please come meet with new friends that enjoy learning about antiques and sharing their collections. Join the fun on Thurs., Sept. 21 at 1pm in the Pickett House Museum (910 Bancroft, Bellingham). Free. More info at www.questers1944.org or daughtersofpioneers@hotmail.com.

Historical Society: “Bellingham: Professional Wrestling Capitol of the World in 1904!” – On January 27,

1904, sports fans throughout the nation fixated on a professional wrestling match held in Bellingham, Washington. Though a small town at the time, Bellingham had a national reputation as a “hotbed” of professional wrestling. The championship match was the culmination of many professional wrestling matches held in Bellingham in the early 1900s. Presenter Jerry Johnson, a retired WWU mathematics professor, will share more about this local history trivia. Co-presented by the Whatcom County Historical Society on Thurs., Oct. 12 at 7:30pm in the Old City Hall Rotunda Room (121 Prospect St., Bellingham). Admission is $5 suggested donation / members free. More info: info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

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Eat Local Month – From farm to plate

and sea to table, celebrate local food with Sustainable Connections every week this September! In the height of harvest season, Eat Local Month is a reminder to celebrate the bounty in Whatcom’s backyard, and to support the folks who grow, raise, and prepare our food by eating locally. This year the celebrations are bigger than ever with a new weekend long Food Fest, the expansion of the Whatcom County Farm Tour, and each week dedicated to a different part of our local food scene with Farm Week, Market Week, Seafood Week, and Restaurant Week. Participate to win amazing locavore prizes and delight in the foods and flavors of our region! More info: 360-647-7093, info@sustainableconnections.org or www.sustainableconnections.org/events/ september-eat-local-month.

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Eat Your Words Cookbook Club –

Whether you are a foodie or a novice chef, join us for the Eat Your Words Cookbook Club on the last Wed. of the month. Each month we will be highlighting a different

of Real Food. Join us at 1200 11th St. in Bellingham on Thurs., Sept. 14 at 7pm. Free. More info: 360-671-2626, vbooksevents@gmail.com or www.kathrynlafond.com.

Poetry at St. Paul’s: A Festival – This

Twin Sisters Farmers Market – Find

plenty of affordable, Whatcom Countygrown produce every Saturday from 10am-2pm at the Twin Sisters Farmers Market. Located in the parking lot of the North Fork Community Library (5044 Mt. Baker Hwy., Deming) through October, this mobile market is staffed by the farmers, which keeps prices lower than traditional farmers markets. SNAP & EBT accepted. Free admission. More info: 360-599-2020 or www.wcls.org.

Whatcom Food Fest – Eat your way

through the weekend with the Whatcom Food Fest, a new event Sept. 8-10 that will feature six distinct events, including appetizers and cocktails at BelleWood; a Farm Tour Brunch at Goat Mountain Pizza; a Wine, Cheese & Chocolate tasting at Vartanyan Estates Winery; a Farms, Fishers & Fermentation Fete at Boundary Bay; and a Fried Chicken Picnic with ACME Farms + Kitchen. More info: 360-647-7093, info@sustainableconnections.org or www.sustainableconnections.org/events/ whatcom-food-fest/.

Downtown Market Walk – An

exploration of Bellingham’s local food scene. Partake in a self-guided tour that showcases the best of downtown’s local grocers, markets, and specialty food shops and play “market walk” bingo for the chance to win big in local food prizes. Takes place 10am-2pm in Downtown Bellingham on Sat., Sept. 16. Free admission. More info: 360-647-7093, info@sustainableconnections.org or

area of eats. Make a dish to share and come ready to talk about the cookbook you used. Meets from 6:30-8pm on Sept. 27 at the South Whatcom Library (10 Barn View Ct., Sudden Valley, Gate 2). Free admission. More info: 360-305-3632 or www.wcls.org.

Whatcom Writers and Publishers Monthly Meeting – Whatcom Writers

and Publishers invites all writers to its monthly meeting on Wed., Sept. 13, from 6-8:30pm at Nicki’s Bella Marina (2615 S. Harbor Loop Dr., Bellingham). Join author and writing coach, Cami Ostman, to hone in on “three keys” to getting your butt back in the chair and ramping up your productivity after vacation. You’ll come away inspired and excited to get back to your writing—no matter how long you’ve been away. Please RSVP on our website to guarantee a seat. The official start time is 6pm; come at 5:30pm to get happy hour prices. Free admission. More info: 360-319-8366, caithiseach@gmail.com or www.whatcomwritersandpublishers.org.

Seasoned with Gratitude – author

event at Village Books with tastings. Author, healer-health coach, and chef Kathryn Lafond will bring tastings along with her talk about what motivated her writing of Seasoned with Gratitude: 250 Recipes and Blessings Celebrating the Greater Nourishment

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two day poetry event will involve lectures, readings, workshops, and an open mic. Speakers include Gregory Wolfe, Luci Shaw, Scott Cairns, and Jeanne Murray Walker. All events are free except for the workshops, which are $15. The workshops will be led by Luci Shaw, Jennifer Bullis, and Caitlin Thomson. Event takes place on Fri. & Sat., Sept. 29 (7-9pm) and 30 (1:30-9pm). St. Paul’s is located at 117 Walnut St. in Bellingham. More info: www.poetryatstpauls.com.

Banned Books Week Read-In! –

Come and celebrate the “readom” to read whatever we want on Sat. Sept. 30 from 1-4pm at Village Books (1200 11th St., Bellingham)! Join us on the main floor of our store for an open-mic style read-in! Bring your favorite banned or challenged book or choose from those that we have on hand. You will have up to 5 minutes to read your favorite passage. As with our usual open-mics you must sign up to read. Drop-ins will be welcome, time allowing. A list of the top banned/ challenged books in the last 12 years can be found on the American Library Association’s website. Free admission. More info: 360-6712626.

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Mrs. Bave Presents the Pig War Bellingham TheatreWorks continues its commitment to celebrating stories of significance to the Pacific Northwest by premiering Steve Lyons’ comedy Mrs. Bave Presents the Pig War. Subtitled “The Almost True Story of a Play That Nearly Happened about a War That Never Occurred,” at the center of this comedy is the Pig War of 1859, which was a border dispute between the United States and Britain over ownership of the San Juan Islands. This war is significant because ultimately there was no war—peace was chosen instead. This comedy is inspired by the wacky, true tale of Emilia Bave and her “San Juan Saga.” Mrs. Bave’s play was originally presented in 1959 on San Juan Island in celebration of the centennial of the Pig War. The premier of the play featured local acting talent. However, when she wanted to re-mount the play the following year, she found no one wanted to be in it! Undaunted, she re-wrote the script to be a narration with the reluctant actors replaced by mannequins. Using her mannequin cast, she presented her play to unsuspecting visitors for nearly 20 years. In our comedy, Mrs. Bave’s cantankerous Pig War mannequins spring to life. When they discover how horrible the script is, even the mannequins refuse to be in her play unless they can tell the true story of the Pig War! So, Mrs. Bave presents the actual Pig War tale, as told by the mannequins who were there. The Pig War is one of the few examples in our country’s history in which diplomacy triumphs over war. Although

Mrs. Bave Presents the Pig War Bellingham TheatreWorks Firehouse Performing Arts Center 1314 Harris Ave., Fairhaven, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8, 9, 10; 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30pm $15 at the door or online at www.BellinghamTheatreWorks.org tempers flared, the Americans and the British ultimately resolved their dispute over the ownership of the San Juan Islands peacefully. San Juan National Historical Park is the only national park in the nation that celebrates the peaceful resolution of conflict. The world needs more examples of countries resolving their differences peacefully. And we have a beautiful example of that in our own back yard. Likewise, the spirit of Mrs. Bave is an inspiration. Writing plays is all about tolerating countless rejections. Emelia Bave would not take “no” for an answer, even when no one wanted to be in her play. No problem; she hired a bunch of mannequins. This is a playwright driven by the need to tell her story!

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival – Continuing its 28th Season, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a

Audrey Delaney-Hanna stars as Mrs. Bave in Mrs. Bave Presents the Pig War. Audrey is shown here with the mannequin of Captain George Pickett that the real Mrs. Bave used in her Pig War play. Photo by Matthew Pranger.

In association with this production, Village Books (1200 11th St., Fairhaven) presents Mike Vouri, author of The Pig War: Standoff at Griffin Bay sharing stories of the Pig War on Wed., Sept. 13 at 7pm. This play is produced with the permission of the Bave family.

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. Vanier Park is located at 1695 Whyte Ave. in Vancouver, BC. Admission prices begin at $21. Tickets and info: 604-739-0559, 877-739-0559 or www.bardonthebeach.org.

Open House at The Claire Theatre –

An Open House at The Claire vg Thomas Theatre in Lynden (655 Front St.) will be held on Sat., Sept. 9 from 1-4pm. Seen shows, but never been backstage? Ever wonder where the actors are when they’re not onstage entertaining you? Visit the Claire and find out! We’ll have an historical exhibit of show posters, cast photos, and a history of the theatre. We’ll give you a backstage and downstairs tour. Check out the scene shop and the costume shed. Coffee and cookies! Free admission. More info: clairevgtheatre@gmail.com, 360-354-4425 or www.theclaire.org.

Vaudevillingham – It’s our monthly

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Bellingham Theatre Guild Announces 89th Season by Deborah M. Bernard

The Christmas Schooner: book by John Reeger, music and lyrics by Julie Shannon, and directed by Earl Reid runs Nov. 24-Dec. 10. Auditions take place Oct. 1 and 2. Take a ride on The Christmas Schooner! Everyone will enjoy this heart-warming story of the first Christmas tree ship and the family who risked their lives to fill Chicago with the Christmas spirit. This critically acclaimed musical features a powerfully moving story and an exquisite score of both original music and traditional holiday favorites. It is a wonderful holiday musical for the whole family. My Three Angels by Samuel Spewack and Bella Spewack is based on the French play Le Cuisine des Anges by Albert Husson. This show is directed by Alan Peet and runs Jan. 26-Feb. 11, 2018. Auditions will be held Dec. 3 and 4, 2017. The scene is French Guiana, a region where on Christmas day the temperature has graciously The Diviners, 2009 cast included Brandice Thompson, Geno dropped to 104 degrees. Three Riedinger III, Phillip J. Wheeler, and Kristien Ruggiero-Upton. convicts—two of them murderers, the third a swindler—stumble during a snowstorm, and one of them is a upon a family in dire need of angelic murderer. To get to the rationale of the assistance against a bevy of unscrupulous murderer’s pattern, a policeman probes relatives. Possessing every criminal art and the background of everyone present, and penal grace, our convicts show their true rattles a lot of skeletons. Chalk up colors as they go about setting matters another superb intrigue for the foremost right. This is a warm, charming comedy mystery writer of her time. that is right for the whole family. Scapino by Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale is directed by Teri Grimes and runs March 30-April 15. Auditions are Feb. 4 and 5. Curtains up! Light the lights! We’ve got nothing to hit but the heights! Ladies and gentlemen, the Bellingham Theatre Guild proudly announces its offerings for the upcoming season! The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie, and directed by Dee Dee O’Connor runs Sept. 22-Oct. 8, 2017. The Mousetrap is the world’s longest running play! A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house

$5-$10 suggested donation. Early show is family-friendly, and late show is (almost) anything goes! Bellingham Circus Guild’s Cirque Lab is located at 1401 6th St. More info: www.bellinghamcircusguild.com/vaudevillingham.

BTG Bentley Awards Night – The

Bentley Awards Night will take place Sat., Sept. 16, at the Four Points by Sheraton (714 Lakeway Dr., Bellingham). Social Hour (no-host bar) begins at 5:30pm; dinner and awards to follow. Share memories, celebrate fine productions from BTG’s 2016-2017 season, socialize, and connect with your BTG family after a long summer. There will be dinner, awards, entertainment, and door prizes. This event is for anyone and everyone who has an interest in the Bellingham Theatre Guild. Admission is $20-$35. More info: 360733-1811, info@bellinghamtheatreguild.com or www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com.

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Angela Mills Watson in Annie Get Your Gun, 2012.

Broadway by Harold S. Prince. The book was written by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, and the music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The season closer is directed by Judith Owens-Lancaster and may be seen from June 8-24. Auditions will take place April 1 and 2. Billed as “Broadway’s greatest farce,” this play is light, fast paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from the timetested, 2000-year-old comedies of the Roman playwright Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.

2017-2018 Season Tickets are on sale now. Single Show Tickets: $14 Adult | $12 Seniors 62+ and Students | $8 Children (12 and younger) Season Tickets: 5-Show / 4-Show Adults $65 / $52 • Seniors & Students $55 / $44 • Children $35 / $28 Rave reviews were given by every critic on Broadway! With the first line of the play, we plunge into the situation as Octavio cries, “I am lost! I am ruined! What am I to do? My world is crumbling around me. Disaster after disaster!” Into this comes Scapino who states, “The good Lord has blessed me with quite a genius for clever ideas and inspired inventions which the less talented, in their jealousies, call deceits and trickery!” This show is fantastic fun for the whole family! Kids and adults alike will love the fast pace and physical hijinks of this timeless comedy. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum was originally produced on

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All of the auditions are held at Bellingham Theatre Guild from 7-9pm. Be part of an all-volunteer organization. Join the Whatcom County arts scene at BTG by joining in onstage, backstage, greeting the public, working in the ticket office, and in many other roles. No experience is necessary! Contact BTG for details. The building at 1600 H St. in Bellingham is now handicap accessible! Contact the Ticket Office to make reservations for wheelchair seating. Visit www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com, email info@bellinghamtheatreguild.com or call 360-733-1811 for more information. Photos courtesy of Bellingham Theatre Guild.

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Guild’s 30th season! Performances at The Claire Theatre (655 Front St.) on Thurs. & Fri., Sept. 21 & 22 at 7:30pm; Sat. & Sun., Sept. 23 & 24 at 2pm; Thurs. & Fri., Sept. 28 & 29 at 7:30pm; Sat. & Sun., Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 at 2pm; Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 5-7 at 7:30pm; and Sat. & Sun., Oct. 7 & 8 at 2pm. Admission is $14 general / $12 students and seniors / $10 kids. More info: 360-354-4425 or www.theclaire.org.

Young Frankenstein – It’s alive! The

executing their choreography with zealous precision, the Plaids will charm you with their delightful patter and warm your heart with some of the greatest pop hits of all time. TAG’s production features four terrifically talented guys: Mark Wenzel, Matt Bianconi, Jason Leander, and T.J. Anderson. Performances at the Conway Muse (18444 Spruce St., Conway) on: Fri. & Sat., Sept. 15 & 16 at 7:30pm; Sun., Sept. 17 at 2pm; Fri. & Sat., Sept. 22 & 23 at 7:30pm; Sun., Sept. 24 at 2pm; Thurs.-Sat., Sat., Sept. 28-30 at 7:30pm; Sun., Oct. 1 at 2pm. Admission is $26. More info: 360-421-4173, scottmcdad@gmail.com or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3045825.

The Addams Family Musical – A new musical featuring everyone’s favorite gothic family! A very talented cast performs under the skilled direction of Nathan Smith and Tina Miller. This is the first show in the Lynden Performing Arts

electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks’ monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches. Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor, and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. With snappy tunes such as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment. Performances at Anacortes Community Theatre (918 M Ave., Anacortes) on Fri. & Sat., Sept. 22 & 23 at 7:30pm; Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 28-30, Oct. 5-7, 12-14 and 19-21 at 7:30pm; Sun., Oct. 1, 8 and 15 at 2pm. Admission is $20. More info: 360293-6829, www.acttheatre.com.

Figmentally: Theatrical Circus Comedy for Everyone! – Figmentally

plays delight with finicky chairs, invisible balls, and few words. Dive into the world of a curious writer whose uncontrollable imagination overtakes her story and her life. Reality erodes into fantasy and back again. Circus, comedy, magic, unexpected puppetry, acrobatic dance, and audience

immersion. Performances on Fri. & Sat., Sept. 22 & 23 at 8pm and Sun., Sept. 24 at 4pm at Bellingham Circus Guild (1401 6th St., #102). Admission is $5 kids / $10$15 adults. Info: www.figmentally.com or booking@figmentally.com.

Yerma (NT) – The incredible Billie Piper

returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Showing on Sun., Sept. 24 at 2pm at Lincoln Theatre (712 S. 1st St.). Admission is $18 / discounts for seniors, students and Lincoln Theatre Members. More info: 360-3368955, tobie@lincolntheatre.org or www.lincolntheatre.org.

Auditions for Scrooge the Musical –

Auditions for Scrooge the Musical will take place on Sept. 25 & 26, 7pm at The Claire Theatre (655 Front St., Lynden). There are roles for 13 men, 6 women, 2 boys, and 3 girls. Extras may also be cast. Have 16-32 measures of any musical theatre production ready to sing. Dress for movement. Directed by Teri Grimes. Free. More info: clairevgtheatre@gmail.com, 360-354-4425 or www.theclaire.org.

Stand and Deliver presented by META Performing Arts – Stand and

Deliver is the real-life story of math teacher Jaime Escalante and his personal mission of challenging his students to rise to their full learning potential. This award-winning, underdog story challenges all of us to reflect on our personal and cultural beliefs about class, ethnicity, education, and our shared American Dream—the pursuit of happiness. And even though Stand and Deliver is now nearly 30 years old, it is just as relevant as ever to the expectations we create for our students, our community, and our nation. Performances at Lincoln Theatre (1st St., Mount Vernon) on Fri. & Sat., Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 13 & 14 at 7:30pm; Sun., Oct. 1 & 8 at 2pm; Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 5-7 at 7:30pm. Call for pricing. More info: 360-336-8955, tobie@lincolntheatre.org or www.lincolntheatre.org.

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drop-in players welcome. Takes place on Thursdays from 2-5pm at the Bellingham Public Library (210 Central Ave.). More info: www.meetup.com/BellinghamChess.

AAUW Tech Trek Summer Camp Review & the Vision for Our 100th Anniversary Year – The September

Fifth Inversion performs at NFA Convention – WWU’s faculty wind

quintet, Fifth Inversion, was featured at the 2017 National Flute Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota in August, performing 5 new, 5-minute compositions by 5 WWU faculty composers. Fifth Inversion is comprised of WWU faculty including flute instructor Lisa McCarthy, oboe instructor Jennifer Weeks, clarinet instructor Erika Block, bassoon instructor Pat Nelson, and horn instructor Gustavo Camacho. The National Flute Association selected their proposal “5x5x5” out of nearly 500 entries. Their performance at the convention premiered five new compositions by WWU faculty members. Each composer was given the guideline of writing a 5-minute work for wind quintet using the number 5 as their theme. The results are stunning! Each composition reveals a unique interpretation of the number 5, and includes explorations into new sounds for this traditional ensemble. Fifth Inversion’s NFA debut featured the premiere of Roger Briggs’ “Serpents,” Bruce Hamilton’s “Comminglings,” Lesley Sommers’ “Grabber,” Adam Haws’ “You Look Different,” and Todd Smith’s “Five as One.” The quintet plans to perform these works locally in a recital at the WWU PAC on January 28, 2018 at 3pm.

Driver’s Education Scholarship Program – Blue Skies for Children, a local

non-profit serving homeless, low-income and foster children, is pleased to announce its Driver’s Education Scholarship Program is open and accepting applications. The Scholarship requires an applicant to be between the ages of 15 and 17, have a car accessible, and auto insurance. They must participate in a state approved drivers’ education program. The Scholarship awards $350 toward the $400 course cost. Blue Skies typically awards five scholarships each spring and five in the fall. The Fall Scholarship deadline is Sept. 14. For more information call 360-756-6710. or go to www.blueskiesforchildren.org.

Sunday Chess Meetup in Bellingham – Come join the Bellingham Knights, a free, casual chess player group for all ages and all skill levels. This is an opportunity to meet other players of all levels and play the world’s oldest and most strategic game. Chess board/pieces provided;

meeting of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will feature a review of the Tech Trek Summer Science & Technology Camp for middle school girls and a preview of the vision for the Bellingham Branch’s upcoming 100th anniversary year. AAUW supports equity for women and girls through education, research, advocacy, and philanthropy. The meeting will be held Sat., Sept. 9 from 10am-noon at the YWCA (1026 N. Forest, Bellingham). Free admission. More info: 360-392-8856 or hbergkolin@gmail.com.

Astronomy Meeting – The Whatcom

Association of Celestial Observers meets on Thurs., Sept. 14 from 7-9pm in the front auditorium of the WECU building (5659 Barrett Rd, Ferndale, Exit 262). We’ll discuss local astronomy events, and an interesting and informative presentation is scheduled. Free and open to all. More info: www.whatcomastronomy.org.

Orca Observations – Victoria Souze will share stories and observations from this summer’s whale watching season about the fate of the local orca population. Her years of experience in marine animal rescue with the Wildlife Center and as a naturalist on a whale watching boat provide in-depth knowledge of these beautiful, fascinating, and challenged creatures. Sponsored by Friends of the Island Library on Sat., Sept. 16 from 7:30-9pm at the library (2144 S. Nugent Rd., Lummi Island). More info: 360-758-7145 or www.wcls.org.

Celtic Genealogy Info Session – Have you always wondered if you have Scottish or Irish ancestors? Perhaps you do, but haven’t quite figured out how to go about researching your Celtic roots. Join us on Sat., Sept. 16 from 10am-3pm and learn more about the resources that exist in our community and beyond for researching Celtic heritage, including understanding different website subscriptions, DNA testing, local research options, and more! Littlefield Celtic Center is located at 1124 Cleveland Ave., Mount Vernon. Admission is $25 general / $20 members. More info: 360-416-4934, events@celticarts.org or www.celticarts.org/celtic-events/ genealogy-session.

“When Artists Get Together They Talk About Real Estate” – Today,

neighborhoods, cities, and towns experiencing rapid economic growth find themselves facing the displacement of the artists and cultural institutions that helped spur the community’s growth in the first place. Discover how artists and communities are working together to navigate our state’s unprecedented growth. Presented by visual artist Jane Richlovsky, who was once slated to become a victim of the proverbial wrecking ball. Hosted by La Conner Library Foundation and Museum of Northwest Art and sponsored by Humanities Washington. Lecture will be held on Sat., Sept. 16 at the Museum of Northwest Art (121 S. 1st St., La Conner) from 3-4:30pm. Free admission. More info: 360-466-4446, smacek@lclib.lib.wa.us or www.humanities.org/event/when-artistsget-together-they-talk-about-realestate-2.

Audubon Society: “The Diking of the Delta” – Lower Skagit Valley is an

others will be bringing in only one each ‘lapidary’ hard rock such as agate or jasper to the meeting from their collections that they wish to be identified. There will also be a silent auction of rocks and rock literature, door prizes, refreshments, and a short business meeting. Visitors, with or without mystery rocks, are always welcome. Join us at Bloedel Donovan Community Center (2214 Electric Ave.) on Mon., Sept. 18, at 7pm. Admission is free. More info: 360-384-4209, www.mtbakerrockclub.org.

amazing place for birding. That’s partly because of natural features and partly because of how it was changed by human development. Glen Alexander, recently retired Education Coordinator at Padilla Bay Reserve, will tell the amazing story of the diking of the Skagit Valley. You may love the magic of the Skagit or you may long to see the way it was, but you will never look at those dikes the same after this presentation. Co-presented by the North Cascades Audubon Society (NCAS). Admission is $5 suggested donation / members free. More info: 360-778-8930, info@whatcommuseum.org or www.whatcommuseum.org.

Anacortes Senior College Fall Registration – Online registration is open

Bellingham City Club Lunch & Program – For a fabulous lunch and

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

for fall term, Oct. 10-Nov 16. Classes meet on Tuesdays or Thursdays at Anacortes Middle School. Classes range from “Medical Developments” to “Napoleon” to “Criminal Justice.” For a full list of courses, go to www.seniorcollege.org. More info: 360-982-2119 or info@seniorcollege.org.

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interesting programs, join us on the fourth Wednesday (unless a holiday conflicts) each month (Sept. 27) from 11:30am1:30pm at Northwood Hall (3240 Northwest Ave.). No need to be a member, but please join if you prefer to receive notices about the meetings. Info: 360-7345283, info@bellinghamcityclub.org or www.bellinghamcityclub.org.

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Scottish Highland and Irish Step Dance Classes – Clan Heather Dancers

start new students this month in their Scottish Highland and Irish step dance program. Class registration is underway for pre-school age to adults for on-going classes and the school’s four-week introductory program in three studio locations: Bellingham, Mount Vernon and Everett. A strong competitive Highland dance program is offered and beginning students can participate in upcoming indoor competitions and outdoor Highland Games. Irish dancers are already preparing for St. Patrick’s Day. School director Heather Richendrfer has taught locally since 1974. She teaches workshops and judges Highland dancing around the world. Information: 360-715-8682, www.clanheather.com or www.facebook.com/clanheather.

Balkan Folk Dancing Thursday Evenings – Balkan Folk Dancing

continues the rest of the year at the Fairhaven Library (1117 12th St., Bellingham). All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. A $5 donation is requested. Join us on Thursdays, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, from 7-9:30pm. Admission is $5 donation requested. More info: 360-380-0456.

Contra Dance with Bellingham Old Time Country Dance Society – Join us for a dance and potluck on Sat., Sept. 9. Potluck at 6pm; beginners’ workshop at 7pm; 7-10:30pm dance. Band is Northern Contraband. • Contra dances on Sat., Sept. 23 and 30. Beginners’ workshop at 7pm; 7-10:30pm dance. Bands are Brad & Steve Fortified Band (23rd) and Heliotrope (30th). • All dances held at Fairhaven Library. Admission $8-$10 general / $6 students. No experience necessary. No partner required. All dances taught. Please refrain from wearing fragrances. More info: dance@januscom.com or www.bellinghamcountrydance.org.

Small Looms Clinic for Weavers –

Join members of the Whatcom Weavers Guild in the SkillShare Space at the Central Library (210 Central Ave., Bellingham) as they work on projects on their small looms on Sat., Sept. 2 from noon-3pm. Some weavers will be demonstrating their craft, while others will welcome you trying it out yourself. Free admission. More info: 360-778-7217, jjohnson@cob.org or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Learn to think on your feet – Come

join us for a free workshop. An evening of play, creativity, storytelling and fun! We will do a selection of games and exercises from improvisational theater. All levels

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Peace Dances in Mount Vernon –

The Peace Dances are mantric meditations in motion, with live music, held at Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (500 W. Section St.) on Sun., Sept. 10 from 6-8pm. The focus is finding unity in the singing of a sacred phrase which is inspired by a large variety of religious traditions from around the world. All dances are taught each time; come alone or bring a friend. Admission is free / by donation. More info: 360-6299190, jstplnfolk@gmail.com or www.seattledup.org.

Western Line Dancing – Weekly classes offered for novice, beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers. Our classes are upbeat and great excercise for ages 17 and up. We teach the oldies right up to the current club dances. Our music varies from western, country rock, rock-n-roll with a some Latin and rap tossed in! For those of you who have never danced or it’s been a long time, our next novice course starts Sept. 13. You can check out the Lynden Line Dancers facebook page or email charlene.lenn@gmail.com for our class schedule. Cost for novice course $30 / all other classes $5 each. More info: 360-354-4325 or www.facebook.com/LyndenLineDancers.

7-Day Dance Festival – The 7-Day

Dance Festival invites dancers and choreographers of all dance styles to come together and create new work. Presented by Bellingham Repertory Dance at the Firehouse PAC (1314 Harris Ave, Bellingham) Sept. 14-22, this festival is open to both local artists and those from neighboring communities that can be present for the event. The week-long rehearsal process will culminate in a public performance with professional stage lighting and tech! Visit the website for registration and more information. Admission is $25-$35. More info: bhamrep@gmail.com or www.bhamrep.org.

welcome, absolutely no experience necessary! Adults and teens (14+). Join us at Improv Playworks Studio (1011 Girard St., Bellingham) on Tues., Sept. 12 or Wed., Sept. 20, 7-9pm. More info: 360756-0756, sheila@improvplayworks.com or www.improvplayworks.com.

Cedar Weaving Workshop – Learn

about cedar weaving from Lummi artists Lee and Isabelle Plaster on Sat., Sept. 30 from 2-4pm at the Ferndale Library (2125 Main St.). In this class, you will weave a table mat or center piece. Space is limited; register online or by calling the library. Free admission. More info: 360-384-3647 or www.wcls.org.

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Script to Screen – Bellingham Film is

now accepting pitch proposals for our inaugural Script to Screen Program. Script to Screen allows members of Whatcom and Skagit Counties, regardless of skill level, to submit pitches to Bellingham Film for development. One pitch will be selected for production, where aspiring amateurs and professional filmmakers will partner-up to complete the project in a professional setting. Please visit our website for more information. Entry is $10. Info: bellinghamscriptstudio@gmail.com or www.thebfo.com/script-to-screen.html.

The Graduate (50th Anniversary 4K Restoration) – Mentally adrift the

summer after graduating from college, suburbanite Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) would rather float in his parents’ pool than follow adult advice about his future. But the exhortation of family friend Mr. Robinson (Murray Hamilton) to seize every possible opportunity inspires Ben to accept an offer of sex from icily feline Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft). The affair and the pool are all well and good until Ben is pushed to go out with the Robinsons’ daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross), and he

falls in love with her. Showing at the Lincoln Theatre on Sat., Sept. 16, at 7:30pm. Admission is $10.50 general / discounts members, children and seniors. Ticketing fees may apply. More info: 360-336-8955, tobie@lincolntheatre.org or www.lincolntheatre.org.

Most Likely to Succeed – Most Likely to Succeed offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of, if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been an official selection of two dozen of the world’s top film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, AFI, Cleveland, Dallas, Milwaukee, Sarasota, Seattle, Virginia, and Bergen. It’s been featured at leading conferences on education, including ASU/ GSV, SxSWedu, Harvard/GoldmanSachs, and NewSchools Venture Fund. Before the screening, EDASC CEO John Sternlicht will moderate a panel discussion with Skagit County School District Superintendents. Screening on Thurs., Sept. 21 at 6pm at Lincoln Theatre (712 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon). Free admission. More info: 360-336-8955 or www.lincolntheatre.org.

CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival announces Film Screening Fundraiser Megan Leavey CASCADIA International Womens Film Festival will present a special outdoor screening of the film Megan Leavey at Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro’s Beer Garden on September 9 beginning at 8pm. The event is intended to help raise both funds and awareness for the CASCADIA film festival as well as showcase a sensitive, uplifting film made by a woman about an outstanding woman. Admission is just $10. As a thank you for their service, active duty military and veterans with valid military I.D. will receive free admission. The event is generously sponsored by Barbara Vz Howard, whose partner was a U.S. Marine pilot in the Vietnam War. They are supporters of Keeping K-9s in Kevlar. K-9 Officer Deputy Jason Nyhus and K-9 Hyde of Whatcom County Sheriff’s Department will be on-hand after the film for a short presentation and to answer audience questions about this harrowing work. Keeping K-9s in Kevlar is a Bellingham-based nonprofit that purchases Kevlar vests for law enforcement dogs in need. Each vest that is donated honors a fallen officer. In addition, Boundary Bay Brewery is generously donating The Beer Garden and projection equipment for the evening’s event. Megan Leavey is based on the true story of Marine Corporal Megan Leavey whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog, an aggressive German shepherd Rex, saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy. For their dedication and heroism, they received the Purple Heart.  The film was directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite (Blackfish) from a screenplay by Pamela Gray, Annie Mumolo and Tim Lovestedt and stars Kate Mara, Edie Falco, Ramón Rodríguez, Bradley Whitford, and Common. Megan Leavey is a wonderful, warm film about their special relationship and loyalty as well as the story of a woman in an unconventional role. It demonstrates the training that both undergo prior to being sent into combat zones. In addition, the crew on the film was largely made up of women. Deputy Jason Nyhus and Kendra Cook with K-9 Hyde. Photo by Kenni Merritt.

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – Forte Chocolates presents the

1971 family musical Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in Smell-O-Vision! Feast your eyes on the classic film inspired by Roald Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and treat your taste buds to a plethora of treats in Forte’s Smell-O-Vision bags, available for purchase in the lobby for $5. You’ll find delicious chocolates, scrumptious lollypops, edible wallpaper, bubble gum, everlasting gobstoppers, and more! Plus: GoldenTicketBars with a chance to win free chocolate for a year! Showing on Sat., Sept. 23 at 2pm at Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St., Bellingham). Admission is $10.75. More info: 360-738-0735, info@pickfordfilmcenter.org or www.pickfordfilmcenter.org/programs/ pickford/willy-wonka-and-the-chocolatefactory-in-smell-o-vision.

Tours/Shows with Whatcom Council on Aging –  Mystery Tour, Sept. 19

• B.C., Okanogan Wine Tasting Tour Getaway, Sept. 19-21 •  Granville Island & Gourmet Lunch, Sept. 26 • Lake Chelan & Stehekin Getaway, Sept. 27- 29 • Monet Art Exhibit from France, Sept. 29 • Eagles, Birding & Wildlife Tour, Oct. 27 • New England Colors by Rail, Oct. 6-14, waitlisting • New Orleans & Cajun Country, Nov. 5- 11 • Victoria overnight, Dec. (TBA) • Costa Rica Discoveries, Jan. 25-Feb. 2 • Princess Cruise round trip: Bellingham, Vancouver to Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Monterey and San Francisco, April 25-May 5. More info and registration: 360-733-4030, ext. 1019, sashley@wccoa.com or www.wccoa.org.

Whatcom Senior Tours a program of Whatom Council on Aging Take the trip of a lifetime!

Mystery Tour Sept. 19

Celebrity Hawaiian Cruise Sept. 22– Oct. 2

Lake Chelan & Stehekin Tour Sept. 27–29

New Orleans Nov. 5–11 Star Princess Vancouver & California Coast Cruise April 25–May 5, 2018

Reserve your spot today!

Give us a call or visit our website!

360-733-4030 ext 1038

http://wccoa.org/index.php/Tours/upcoming-trips

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Friends of the North Fork Community Library Book & Bake Sale – Help support the Friends of the

North Fork Community Library at their annual sale of gently used books and delectable baked goods on Sat. & Sun., Sept. 2 & 3 from 10am-4:30pm. The Friends own the building in which the library is housed, and proceeds from this sale support building maintenance, updates, and programs for all ages. The sale will take place at the Mt. Baker Foothills Visitor Center (7509 Mt. Baker Hwy., Maple Falls). Free admission. More info: 360-599-2020 or www.wcls.org.

Friends of the Deming Library Fall Book Sale – Find some fantastic fall reads

at bargain prices. Excellent selection with something for everyone. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Deming Library to support library programs and building maintenance. Two weekends: Fri. & Sat., Sept. 8 & 9 and 15 & 16 from 10am-5pm. The book sale is also open for self-serve during the week, Sept. 11-14. The Deming Library is located at 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Free admission. More info: 360-592-2422 or www.wcls.org.

Skagit Symphony Park to Peak Trail Run – Outdoor trail run; many events 18

months-adults. Event will be held at Hillcrest Park (1717 S. 13th St., Mount Vernon) on Sat., Sept. 9 from 9am-noon. All proceeds benefit Skagit Symphony’s education program. Admission is $10-$30. More info: 360-848-9336, parktopeak@skagitsymphony.com or www.skagitparktopeak.com.

11th Annual Compete for a Cause Cribbage Tournament – Peg into the

11th Annual Compete for a Cause Cribbage Tournament benefiting the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center on Sat., Sept. 9 from 10am-3pm. We’re grateful to Boundary Bay Brewery (1107 Railroad Ave., Bellingham) for once again hosting the tournament and donating 100% of the proceeds to the WDRC. Whether you play in the tournament or come to watch, this event will be enjoyed by all. There will be mimosas in the morning, a food truck in the afternoon, and the beer garden will be open all day. We’ll also have live music and raffles throughout the event. Cribbage is one of those games that young and old, stranger and friend can play together in goodspirited fun. It’s an all-inclusive way to put a positive spin on conflict—through friendly competition. Register by visiting: www.whatcomdrc.org/cribbagetournament. Early registration is strongly encouraged! Cost is $25 general advance / $20 students & seniors advance / $30 day of. More info: amory.c.hiller@gmail.comor 360-676-0122.

Wander to Wander 1K – Join the

excitement of Bellingham Beer Week by participating in the 4th Annual Wander to Wander 1K, held Sun., Sept. 10, benefiting

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the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center and hosted by Wander Brewing. Beginning with donuts in the parking lot of Johnny’s Donuts (2201 Cornwall Ave.), participants will “wander” (or sprint) along the route to Wander Brew Hall. At the finish, enjoy a complementary pint of beer (or root beer), a food truck, and the fan fare of this exciting race! Registration and check-in at 11am; Wander begins at 11:30am to Wander Brewery. Costumes are encouraged. All ages and abilities welcome. Pets can participate too! Admission is $20 in advance / $25 day-of / kids 12 and under free. More info: 360676-0122, outreach@whatcomdrc.org or www.whatcomdrc.org/wander-to-wander.

Semi Annual Ginormous Garage Sale –

Fri., Sept. 15 (10am-2pm) is day one of our ginormous garage sale that will continue on Sat., Sept. 16 (10am-2pm). Come find the treasures you’ve been looking for (furniture, housewares, small appliances, clothes, toys, tools, and gifts) at Unity Spiritual Center in Bellingham (1095 Telegraph Rd.). A 50s theme with 50s & 60s music and food for sale. Hot dogs, chips, popcorn, coke in bottles, floats and sundaes. Plus homemade sweets at our bake sale and the 1st Annual Classic Car Show on Saturday. Photo with Elvis, anyone? Free admission. More info: 360-733-2270.

Pancake Breakfast – Enjoy a delicious

pancake breakfast benefitting the Ferndale Senior Activity Center! Menu items include pancakes or French toast, biscuits & gravy, sausage or ham, scrambled eggs, coffee & orange juice. Join us at Ferndale Senior Center on Sat., Sept. 16 from 8-11am. Admission is $6 adults / $3 kids / under 3 and 90+ eat free. Info: 360-384-6244, manager.ferndaleseniorcenter@gmail.com.

International Day of Peace –

“Together for Peace: Respect, Safety, and Dignity for All” is this year’s theme for International Day of Peace, established in 1982 by the UN as a worldwide 24-hour ceasefire to envision a world without violence and war. Bellingham’s 14th annual event features keynote speaker Harsha Walia (pictured), an author and activist trained in the law; the presentation of the Howard Harris Lifetime Peacemaker Award; and a musical performance by Meghan Yates. Community dinner (sliding scale of $5-$20 per person; proceeds benefit Whatcom Peace & Justice Center) and information fair with community groups that work on peace and justice during the first hour. Event takes place from 6-8:30pm on Thurs., Sept. 21 at The Majestic (1027 N. Forest St.). Free admission. More info: 360-734-0217, office@whatcompjc.org or Entertainment News Northwest ~ September 2017

www.whatcompjc.org/2017-internationalday-of-peace.html.

Friends of the Bellingham Public Library Autumn Book Sale – The

Friends of the Bellingham Public Library Autumn Book Sale begins on Wed., Sept. 27 and runs through Sat., Sept. 30. As usual, there is a large selection of books and media for all ages. Most items are only $1! Tables are re-stocked continually. Hours are Wed.,& Thurs., Sept. 27 & 28 from 10am-6pm (most items $1); Fri., Sept. 29 from 10am-6pm (half-price sale day); and Sat., Sept. 30 from 10am-1pm ($4 per bag sale). The sale is held downstairs in the Central Library at 210 Central Ave. All proceeds benefit the library. Free admission. More info: 360778-7250 or friendslibrary3@gmail.com.

Oktoberfest – Bellingham’s Oktoberfest

is a celebration of brews and brats—and so much more! This event features German and autumn-style craft beers and ciders from regional breweries, brats and German-style food, festive activities, and music! But the real benefit is providing vital support for the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County, connecting volunteers with nonprofits, schools, government, health care and other organizations to leverage resources and provide solutions for community challenges. Event takes place on Sat., Oct. 7 from 6-10pm at Settlemyer Hall (3028 Lindbergh Ave., Bellingham). Admission is $25 pre-sale / $30 at door. More info: 360-734-5121, frontdesk@whatcomvolunteer.org or www.whatcomvolunteer.org/oktoberfest.

Dahlias with Gretchen Kulpa –

Gretchen Kulpa from the Whatcom Dahlia Society will provide basic dahlia information (flower types, general care, staking requirements, winterizing, dividing, etc.) at the monthly meeting of the Birchwood Garden Club on Wed., Sept. 6 from 7-9pm in the Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room (121 Prospect St., Bellingham). This session will get us up to speed on dahlias just in time to visit the Sat. & Sun., Sept. 9-10 Annual Dahlia Show at Bloedel Donovan Park. BGC membership is open to anyone in Whatcom or Skagit County. Free admission. More info: 360-384-6250, threemetcalfes@comcast.net or www.birchwoodgardenclub.org.

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