Art at the Fish: Food, Food, Food


Painting exhibition featuring Food related images by Bellingham painters R.R. Clark, Rebecca Meloy, Maren Larson, Rachel Foreman, and Seattle artist Cathy Fields. Please visit the Art at the Fish website to view art and to learn about upcoming 2009 exhibitions -, 1304 12th Street, Bellingham, WA 9822. During business hours. Reservation Line 360-733-2284

The Diviners

April 2009

In a small farm community during the Depression, water and faith are in short supply. A charismatic but back-sliding preacher drifts into town and meets a gentle but misunderstood boy with the gift of divining or water-witching. The two outcasts find a common bond and help each other divine for truth, faith and hope. The townspeople though demand the preacher return to a way of life he no longer believes in and it drives both men to a crisis of trust. Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St, Bellingham, Event Times: 8 PM Thurs-Sat, 2 PM Sun, Event Cost: $7 - $11, Phone: 360-733-1811,

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

April 1-9, 2009

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. An annual celebration of the spring tulip bloom, with over 40 events and activities for visitors to enjoy, including art shows, salmon barbecue, and athletic events. The festival runs April 1-30, with the bloom according to Mother Nature. Time: Call. Location: 100 E. Montgomery St, Mount Vernon, WA. For more info: (360) 428-5959 or

Daffodil Fields Are In Bloom!

April 1-15, 2009

Nothing shouts spring as loudly as our brilliant Daffodils! As our fields begin exploding with color, we invite you to experience the delightful magic of nature in the farmlands of La Conner & Skagit Valley. Our fields have been planted with millions of Tulip, Daffodil and Iris bulbs! For Bloom Map field locations and Bloom Updates, visit:

Anacortes Annual Quilt Walk

April 1-30, 2009

For more info: Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, Admission: TBA. For more information: 360 293-0622.

Ballroom Dancing

April 01, 2009

Dance to the music of Sentimental Journey in the elegant and historic Leopold Crystal Ballroom. Admission is free and open to the public. First Wednesday of every month. The Leopold, 1224 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, Event Times: 6-8 pm, Event Cost: Free, Phone: 360.733.3500,


April 03, 2009 - April 04, 2009

“Chippendales” the #1 Male Revue in the world returns to the Pavilion. “The Ultimate Girls Night Out”; shows start at 8PM, tickets are $30. Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale, Event Times: 8 PM, Event Cost: $30.00, Phone: 360-384-7079,

First Friday Gallery Art Walk

April 03, 2009

First Friday Gallery Art Walk. Come downtown and enjoy the art galleries! Downtown Anacortes, 6-9PM.

Native Springs Tulip Pedal Special!

April 04, 2009

Tulip Pedal Special, April 4th, noon to 4pm. Join us at the shop after the Tulip Pedal (20 mile and 40 mile) Bicycle tour. We will offer complimentary soothing foot soaks that day and you can buy gift certificates for future hand and foot treatments with dramatic savings. Buy ahead, no limit, one year to use them. Noon – 4PM, 125 E Washington Street, La Conner Wellness center. For more information:

Tulip Festival Flightseeing Excursions!

April 4-26, 2009

Tulip Festival "flight seeing "excursions will operate throughout the festival from the La Conner waterfront. Scenic flights will be offered every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 4 – 26 between 11am and 6:30pm on the hour and half hour. Flights can be booked in advance by calling Kenmore Air reservations between 7am and 7pm at 866.435.9524. Walk-up reservations will also be taken at the dock. The fare will be $59 per person with a two-passenger minimum. Every Tulip Festival "flight seeing "excursion features the unique thrill of flying off the water right in the heart of picturesque downtown La Conner. Every seat is a window seat during your 20-minute "flight seeing" adventure over the beautiful Skagit Valley. Enjoy unmatched views of the fields, the Cascades, Swinomish Channel, Fidalgo Island and La Conner. La Conner ~ Your 26th Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Destination!

An Evening With David Susuki
April 06, 2009

David Suzuki points the direction we must take as a society if we hope to meet the environmental challenges we face in our still-young century. Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N Commercial St, Bellingham, Event Times: 7 PM, Event Cost: $7.50, Phone: 360-734-6080

New American Winemakers Tasting

April 15, 2009

Seasonally rolling out everything young. We feature GEN X wine-makers hot on the scene complimented by fresh baby spring vegetables and more. Call for complete menu and information. Big Fat Fish Company, Fairhaven, Bellingham, 1304 12th St, Bellingham, Event Times: 6:30 PM, Event Cost: $34, Phone: 360-733-2284,

The Future of Business

April 17, 2009

Inspiration and hands-on tools at the largest business conference in NW Washington! Sustainable Connections' Green Building Program and Sustainable Business Program are joining forces to bring you timely relevant information on today’s shifting cultural, economic, and environmental landscape. Syre Student Center-Whatcom Community College, 237 West Kellogg Rd, Bellingham, Event Times: 7:45 AM-5 PM, Event Cost: $99-$149, Phone: 360-647-7093 x108,

Ferndale Farmers Market

April 18 Season Opening; All Saturdays In April, 2009

Make sure to stop in and visit our 2nd season of the Ferndale Farmers' Market and check out our many area vendors serving the community with fresh produce, local arts and crafts and medley of gifts and goods at the city’s Centennial Riverwalk Park, Ferndale. Hours of operation are 9:00am-3:00pm, every Saturday from April 18th thru October 17th.

BSME Model Railroad Open House

April 18, 2009

The Bellingham Society of Model Engineers is a non-profit model railroad club located in Alger, WA. At I-5 exit 240 go east on Lake Samish Rd ½ mile. At stop sign, turn left onto Old Highway 99. Go approx. ¼-mile; BSME is on the right, next to Alger Community Church. Adjacent Alger Community Church, 1469 Silver Run Lane, Alger, Event Times: 11 AM-4 PM, Event Cost: By donation, Phone: 360-650-3727,

Boys & Girls Club Kids Fest Auction

April 18, 2009 - December 18, 2008

Join us for the 30th Annual Kids Fest Auction, benefiting the Bellingham Boys & Girls Club. This gala event includes dinner, silent and live auctions, and supports the vitally important programs offered to thousands of youth in our community. Bellingham Boys & Girls Club, Bellingham, Event Times: 5 PM, Phone: 360-527-9777,

Wings Over Water Birding Festival

April 18, 2009

Festival celebrates the incredible variety of migratory birds that visit the coastal areas of Blaine, Birch Bay and Semiahamoo with free activities for the whole family, including wildlife viewing, fieldtrips ($5), exhibits, speakers, live bird displays, arts and craft booths and more. Downtown Blaine, 638 Peace Portal Drive, Blaine, Event Times: 9 AM-5 PM, Event Cost: Free, Phone: 1-800-624-3555, www.blainechamber. com

Wings Over Water Birding Festival

April 18, 2009

Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival in Blaine celebrates the incredible variety of migratory birds which flock to Drayton Harbor and Semiahmoo Bay each winter and spring. Visit a day-long birding expo, wildlife demonstrations, bird viewing stations, boat excursions and more. Drayton Harbor and Semiahmoo Bay, Blaine, Event Times: 9 AM-5 PM, Event Cost: Free expo / $5 wildlife cruises, Phone: 360-332-4544,

Death Cab For Cutie

April 22, 2009

Grammy nominated Death Cab for Cutie will be returning to Bellingham on Wednesday, April 23rd at 8:45pm at the historic Mount Baker Theatre. Joining them will be up-and-comers Ra Ra Riot. Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N Commercial St, Bellingham, Event Times: 8:45pm (Doors open at 8pm), Event Cost: $32.50 in advance, $35 night of show, Phone: (360) 734-6080

Bicycle Travelogue Slide Show: Italy

April 23, 2009

Following in the footsteps of Cycling Legends: The Cols of the Dolomites. Tackle the toughest climbs and enjoy the stunning views of one of the world's acclaimed cycling routes. Mt. Baker Bike Club members Marie Kimball and Ken Giffin share the high points of their journey. Meeting Room, Bellingham Public Library, Bellingham, Event Times: 7-9 PM, Event Cost: $2 Donation Phone: 360-778-7000,

Ethel - PAC Series

April 24, 2009

A post-classical string quartet, ETHEL infuses their sound with rock, blues, classical, jazz and other popular genres to create a sound that defies categorization. Comprised of four world-class, Julliard-trained composers and musicians, they have been described by The Boston Globe as playing “contemporary chamber music with the raucous energy of a bar band.” WWU - PAC Concert Hall, 481 High St, Bellingham, Event Times: 7:30 PM, Event Cost: $14-$26, Phone: 360-650-6146,

Holland Happening 2009--Authentic Dutch Dinner

April 24, 2009

You're invited to kick off Holland Happening 2009 and discover authentic Dutch cuisine at First Reformed Church, located at 250 SW 3rd Ave. behind K-Mart. First Reform Church, Oak Harbor, 5-7PM. Please visit for information.

Island Musicians Benefit Concert

April 24-25, 2009

We're having many island musicians coming together to offer "Island Musicians Benefit Concert for Orcas Recreation Program" and our programs for kids. Start time: 7PM at Odd Fellows Hall, 112 Haven Road, Eastsound. For more information please call 360 376-5640

Holland Happening – Oak Harbor

April 24-26, 2009

40 Years of Holland Happening, A Community Tradition Continues! Oak Harbor proudly presents Holland Happening, an annual three-day celebration that honors the unique Dutch Heritage of Oak Harbor.

Initially settled by Europeans in the 1860s, Oak Harbor, located on beautiful Whidbey Island received a large influx of Dutch settlers around the turn of the century and still retains much of its Dutch character. Stroll the waterfront past the towns signature windmill, watch a wooden shoe carver and delft painter at work, eat an authentic Dutch dinner and enjoy the wide variety of displays, activities, food, and fun. Please join the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate 400 years of Rembrandt and the 38th annual Holland Happening April 24-26, 2009 in downtown Oak Harbor. We'll see you there! Please visit: for more complete details! Events include: Geico Grand Parade; Alaska USA Street Fair; Art Walk and Food Booths; A Family Carnival ; Deception Pass Tours Klompen Canal Race; Entertainment on the Kenmore Air Entertainment Stage; Eagle Run (5k, 1 mile); Oak Harbor Garden Club Flower Show and much, much, more.

Holland Happening 2009 Geico Grand Parade

April 25, 2009

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Oak Harbor Community as it celebrates its Dutch heritage. Visit for information. Pioneer Way & Bayshore Drive. 11AM-1PM.

10th Annual Miles for Memories Walk

April 25, 2009

Join us for a beautiful walk and 5K run along Boulevard Park waterfront trails and Taylor Dock. There will be a dog show, prizes and music. Gather your friends, family and business associated to form a team and raise funds to fight Alzheimer's Costumes encouraged.

Fairhaven Village Green, Corner of 10th Street & Mill Avenue, Bellingham, Event Times: 8:30 am, Event Cost: Registration $25, Canine Registration $10, Phone: 360-671-3316

Fairhaven's Dirty Dan Days

April 25-26, 2009

Fairhaven's annual celebration of Dan Harris founding Fairhaven in 1853. Family-fun games and contests, old-time costumes and music, Rowing Race, motorcycle show, Chowder Cook-off on the Village Green, and the famous uphill piano race. Fairhaven Village Green, 10th & Mill St in Fairhaven, Bellingham, Event Times: All Day Both Days, Event Cost: Mostly Free Phone: 360-739-9625,

Whatcom Symphony: The Resurrection

April 25, 2009

The symphonies of Gustav Mahler are rarely performed due to logistics of an extra-large orchestra, choirs, and soloists. Come experience this rare event when the Whatcom Symphony and two choruses combine to present Mahler's Symphony No. 2 in C Minor: "The  Resurrection." Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N Commercial St, Bellingham, Event Times: 7:30 PM, Event Cost: $30-$35, Phone: 360-756-6752, Holland Happening 2009 Alaska USA Credit Union Street Fair April 25-26, 2009 Located at Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor. 10AM-5PM. Please visit for information.

2009 Garden Art Fair

April 25-26, 2009

A marketplace of garden art, green gardening supplies, handcrafted art, sculpture, fine art, food and more. Come see bonsai and Ikabana displays and demonstrations. Enjoy display garden presented by area landscapers. Depot Arts Center, Anacortes, Free. For more information: or

Semiahmoo Sailing Ragetta

April 25-26, 2009

This is a 2-day event is currently planned for April 2008. Semiahmoo Bay is less than a day's sail for the racing fleets of Bellingham Bay, English Bay, Victoria and Anacortes. This annual yacht race has become a Vancouver Area Racing Council (VARC) sanctioned race. Strategically situated on the border between White Rock, BC and Blaine, the Semiahmoo Bay International Regatta is the perfect opportunity for the best of the US Pacific Northwest fleets to test the best in Western Canada. In addition to the yacht racing and kite festival, this year festivities should be bigger than ever with the following activities planned: Dragon Boat Races, Sunday Barbeque in Blaine WA, Waterfront Trade Show, Kayaking Demos, Children's Activities - boat building, fishing, face painting and more. For more information visit

Coupeville Garden Club Spring Plant & Bake Sale

April 25-26, 2009

Spring plant and bake sale is located at the Coupeville Recreation Hall starting at 10AM. For more information, please call: 360-678-3303.

Burning Word Poetry Festival

April 25-26, 2009

Burning Word Poetry Festival - The 5th Annual Festival is a celebration of poetry, music, performance and educational workshops. For fees and more information contact the Washington Poets Association at their website: Greenbank Farm on Whidbey Island.

Dance Into Spring

April 26, 2009

Bellingham's own ballet company since 1975, the Mt. Baker Ballet presents fresh, new choreography in this family friendly dance concert. Bellingham High School Auditorium, 2020 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, Event Times: 7 PM, Event Cost: adults $15; students, seniors, children $13, Phone: 360-734-9141,

Holland Happening 2009--Deception Pass Tours Klompen Canal Races

April 26, 2009

The whole community is invited to decorate their klompen and float them along the Klompen Canal for the chance to win great prizes! Visit for information. Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, 2-3PM.

Royal Family Kids Camp Golf Tourney

April 29, 2009

Charity golf tournament fundraiser, all proceeds go toward sending abused and neglected children in Whatcom County to Royal Family Kids Camp. Contact Larry Farr or Dakota Creek Golf and Country at 360-366-3131 for more information. Dakota Creek Golf and Country, 3258 Haynie Rd, Custer, Event Times: TBA, Phone: 360-223-2368

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