Daffodil Fields Are In Bloom!

March – April 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:

Art at the Fish: Food, Food, Food

March – April

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

LPAG Presents "Sabrina Fair"

March 1-8, 2009

Who would think that such a light, easy, and innocent plot could be so very funny! It's a 1950s love story of romance-trumps-social-status that, after the laughing, leaves everyone smiling. Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St, Lynden, Event Times: 7:30 PM, 2 PM matinees, Event Cost: $13 & $11, Phone: 360-354-4425,


March 1-22, 2009

Contemporary works by 6 Native American, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian artists. Included are provocative works that address preconceptions of Native American art and pushes to the forefront refreshing and too-often unseen perspectives on a variety of timely political and social issues. Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect St, Bellingham, Event Times: noon-5 PM, Tues-Sun, Event Cost: Free, Phone: 360-778-8930,

“Ralli Quilts: Treasures from Pakistan and India”

March 1-29, 2009

The La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum presents “Ralli Quilts: Treasures from Pakistan and India” with guest curator, Patricia Stoddard. The Ralli Quilts come from the Sindh region in Pakistan and India and are made for domestic and religious uses. The rallis textiles may be made by piecing, appliqué, or embroidery techniques. The textiles mix bold designs and bright colors in traditional patterns of florals and geometrics. These designs can be found in carvings on desert tombs in Sindh and Baluchistan and on ancient pottery of that region, such as the motifs in Mehrgarh pottery (6000-3000 BC.) One can also find legends, folk songs and sayings about rallis. Owning many ralli quilts is a sign of wealth in the rural areas, yet rallis are often made from used and worn out clothing. These scraps are hand dyed with the most common colors used being white, black, red, yellow, orange, green, dark blue, and purple. The piecing is usually done by one woman, she then enlists female friends and family members to help hand stitch the top and bottom layers together. Ralli textiles are most often made for use within the family unit. La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum 703 S. 2nd Street PO Box 1270 La Conner, WA 98257 360.466.4288 Hours of Operation:* Our NEW hours of operation are: Wednesday--Sunday: 11am--5pm Mon & Tues: closed Jan 1-16: Closed major holidays Extended hours during month of April for Tulip Festival: 10am--5pm, 7 days/week. Admission: $5.00 — members and children under 12 are free

Snow Geese & Trumpeter Swans Are Here!

March 1-30, 2009

Hundreds of thousands of shorebirds, Neotropical migrants, and other birds of the Pacific Flyway depend on Washington's wealth of natural habitats: some stop here to rest and eat before continuing north, while others stay to nest and raise the next generation. Northwest Washington is famous in winter for its large populations of seabirds, Bald Eagles, Snow Geese, and Trumpeter and Tundra Swans, and offers some of the country's best raptor viewing. Contact the La Conner Chamber for a free bird map. For more information visit:

Celebration of WA State Suffrage

March 01, 2009

This special program celebrates women’s suffrage in Washington State and looks toward Washington’s suffrage centennial. Local folk singer and educator Linda Allen presents an interactive media program. Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect St, Bellingham, Event Times: 2 PM, Event Cost: Free, Phone: 360-778-8930,

The Third Annual Opener Season Spring (SOS) Regatta

March 01, 2009

Orcas Island Cascade Lake at the Boathouse. 11AM-2PM

All Things Not Quilted

March 1-29, 2009

The La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum presents “All Things Not Quilted: A Look at the World of Textiles," including works by local, national, & international fiber and textile artists. Textiles are defined as a product made of fibers. This exhibit explores various techniques used to form textiles: knitting, lace making, weaving, silk fusion, crocheting, felting, etc. We will also see pieces which include readymade textiles and how artists use these textiles as both a source for inspiration and as an avenue for interpretation. La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum 703 S. 2nd Street PO Box 1270 La Conner, WA 98257 360.466.4288, Hours of Operation:* Our NEW hours of operation are: Wednesday--Sunday: 11am--5pm Mon & Tues: closed Jan 1-16: Closed major holidays Extended hours during month of April for Tulip Festival: 10am--5pm, 7 days/week. Admission: $5.00 — members and children under 12 are free

The Circle of Trees Art Studio

March 1-30, 2009

Sale & demonstrations of watercolors, felting, pottery, painted silk scarves, & unique brooms. Watercolor classes begin in early February. The public is welcome by appointment at the new studio just four miles east of the I-5 #274 exit. Please call. 3432 Sweet Rd, Blaine, Event Times: by appointment, Event Cost: no cost, Phone: 360-332-8082,

Randal Bays & Daithi Sproule

March 03, 2009

Randal Bays and Daithi Sproule bring all the power and excitement of this new/old tradition to the stage, delivered with warmth and good humor that gives their concerts the feeling of a "kitchen session." Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N Commercial St, Bellingham, Event Times: 7 PM, Event Cost: $20, Phone: 360-734-6080,

Film: The American Carver

March 03, 2009

Film director Hans Erchinger-Davis presents the 60-minute film "The American Carver." The film follows Jewell Praying Wolf James and 17 others from WA State to the Pentagon as they wrestle their inner and outer demons in an attempt to carve and transport a 20,000 lb. Sept. 11 memorial totem pole. Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect St, Bellingham, Event Times: 12:30 PM, Event Cost: Free, Phone: 360-778-8930,

Used Book Sale

March 04, 2009 - March 07, 2009

3/4: 3-6 PM Preview Sale, Double the marked price. 3/5: 10 AM-8 PM. 3/6: 10 AM-6 PM Half price. 3/7: 10 AM-3 PM $3 bag. Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave, Bellingham, Event Cost: no entrance fee, Phone: 360-778-7250,

Ballroom Dancing

March 04, 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,

Renewable Energy Documentary - “Kilowatt Ours”

March 05, 2009

RENEWABLE ENERGY Thursday, 7:00 pm, $10 Suggested Donation. This documentary “Kilowatt Ours” focuses on how ordinary citizens can take an active role in energy conservation and provides simple solutions for homes, businesses and schools that significantly lower utility bills. After examining the harmful effects from mining, transportation and disposal of waste associated with both coal and nuclear power, the film turns to practical, affordable and relevant steps for change that all of us can readily adopt into our daily lives. Conservation and renewable energy are highlighted as a viable alternative to our current energy path, and will be the focus for a panel discussion following the film. Local experts in energy efficiency and renewable energy producers and installers will share knowledge and respond to questions. The Lincoln Theatre is located at 712 South First Street, Mount Vernon, WA. For more information or tickets call 360-336-8955 or 877-754-6284 toll free.

Whatcom County Home & Garden Show

March 6-8, 2009

The Whatcom County Home & Garden Show is held for three days. Each day a different home and garden seminar and speaker is featured. The show is packed with local vendors who provide ideas, tips and help for buying, building or remodeling a home. A beautiful garden walk and food tent with local food vendors are featured. Henry Jansen Building, 1775 Front St, Lynden. Event Times: Fri 10 AM-9 PM, Sat 10 AM-8 PM, Sun 11 AM-5 PM, Event Cost: $7 adults, $6 Seniors (over 55), Children under 16 Free, For more information please phone: 360-671-4247 or visit:

Allied Arts, Exhibit

March 06, 2009 - March 28, 2009

An open invitational exhibit and sales show featuring the works of all current member artists of Allied Arts of Whatcom County. A multi-media extravaganza celebrating the creative spirit pulsing through NW Washington. Allied Arts Gallery, 1418 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, Event Times: Tues-Sat 12-5 PM, Event Cost: Free, Phone: 360-676-8548 x2,

Battlefield Band’ Plays at The Orcas Center

March 06, 2009

Just as The Chieftains have popularized traditional Irish music, so has the Battlefield Band shared the music of Scotland. This return engagement will let loose the high-flying Celtic sounds, with humorous, delightful banter and lyrics. Come “forward with Scotland’s past.” Tickets: $24, $16 (Orcas Center members), $10 (students). Start time: 7:30PM. For more information, please call 376-2281 x1.

First Friday Gallery Art Walk

March 06, 2009

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

7th Annual Row Expo

March 06, 2009 - March 08, 2009

This is the major NW Boat Show catering to the sliding-seat rowing enthusiast. See the widest selection of recreational and open-water rowing shells and accessories, kits and finished boats. Test at our own dock or try the new indoor WaterRower. Experts available to answer questions. Wayland Marine, 817 Harris Ave, Bellingham, Event Times: Fri & Sat 10AM-5 PM, Sun 11 AM-3 PM, Event Cost: Free, Phone: 360-738-8059,

Whatcom County Home & Garden Show

March 06, 2009 - March 09, 2009

The Whatcom County Home & Garden Show is held for three days. Each day a different home and garden seminar and speaker is featured. The show is packed with local vendors who provide ideas, tips and help for buying, building or remodeling a home. A beautiful garden walk and food tent with local food vendors are featured. Attend the 30th Annual Whatcom County Home & Garden Show always the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday in March. Henry Jansen Building, 1775 Front St, Lynden, Event Times: Fri 10 AM-9 PM, Sat 10 AM-8 PM, Sun 11 AM-5 PM, Event Cost: $7 adults, $6 Seniors (over 55), Children under 16 Free, Phone: 360-671-4247,

Johnny Bulldog Rocks Out for CVHS '09

March 06, 2009

The classic rock of local favorite band, Johnny Bulldog, will once more "feed the need" for live music and an evening of fun for all! Tickets: $20 ($25 at the door) are available in Coupeville at Heidi's Coffee house and at Branch Business Services; in Oak Harbor at Brenda's Front Porch, and from CHS Class of 2009 parents wherever you find them. A silent auction and dessert auction will round out the evening. All proceeds benefit the Coupeville High School 2009 Graduation Celebration fund. Call 675-7410 with inquiries. Oak Harbor Elks Lodge from 7:30-11:00PM.

Penn Cove MusselFest 2009

March 6-8, 2009

Bold, briny and blue! Come taste Penn Cove’s world famous mussels! Historic Coupeville celebrates these delectable mollusks March 6th through March 8th. With chowder tasting, mussel eating competitions, boat rides to the Mussel Farm, and activities for all ages, this year promises to be filled with brilliant culinary delights and locally flavored fun. Festival activities start with a stop by the MusselFest Headquarters located at the Coupeville Recreation Hall. All tickets for the tasting and boat rides can be purchased here. While at MusselFest Headquarters, enjoy mussel cooking demonstrations and the daily mussel eating competition. Be sure to stop by the Penn Cove Mussel, Beer and Wine tent for live music. The first weekend in March

William Shakespeare's King Lear

March 6-14, 2009

Stone Town Theatre Works presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. Performance dates are March 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14 at 7 PM at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center in Fairhaven. Tickets, $10; reservation recommended: 360-201-5922. Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave, Bellingham, Event Times: 7 PM, Event Cost: $10, Phone: 360-201-5922

Birding the Beaches of Semiahmoo

March 07, 2009

Join the North Cascades Audubon Society and Whatcom County Parks for a half-day walking tour to view large numbers of seabirds, waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors and songbirds on the beaches of Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor. No registration required. Meet at 9 AM at Semiahmoo Park. Semiahmoo Park, Blaine, Event Times: 9 AM, Event Cost: Free, Phone: 360-380-3356,

Whidbey Working Artists Spring Art Studio Tour

March 7-8, 2009

Come tour our treasured local artists and their studios. Event times 10AM-5PM, Whidbey Island Art Studios on beautiful Whidbey Island. Visit for information and tour brochures. Explore the complexity of Coupeville’s historic waterfront while sampling the blue fruits of the sea that we are famous for. For more information, go to Or call the Central Whidbey Chamber of Commerce at (360) 678-5434.

Saturday March 7:

10:30am - 9pm Days events include:

10:30 am -5pm MusselFest Headquarters open

11am-5pm - "And The Band Played On" Island County Historical Museum

11am-4pm - Mussel Farm Tours $10

11am-3pm - Mussel Cooking demonstrations

11:30am - 9pm - Mussel and Beer Garden with Musical Entertainment throughout the day,

11:30am - 3:30pm - Mussel Chowder tasting.

11:30am - 4pm - Mussel Shuttle - Free! Travel the tasting route.

11:30am-1:30pm - Children's Seaside Activities

3pm-3:30pm -Mussel Eating Competition,

5pm-8pm - Late Night Shopping and Art Walk downtown Coupeville.

Sunday March 8:

10:30 am - 5:00 pm MusselFest Headquarters open

11am-5pm - "And the Band Played On" Island County Historical Museum

11am-5pm - Mystic Sea Mussel Farm Tours $10

11am-3pm - Mussel cooking demonstrations

11:30am-3:30pm - Chowder Tasting

11:30am-4pm - Mussel Shuttle (FREE)

12noon-3:00pm - Waterfront Mussel and Beer Garden

3:00pm-3:30pm Mussel Eating Competition

Meerkerk Gardens “Dreams of Spring” – A Horticultural Dinner & Auction

March 07, 2009

Meerkerk Gardens, Second Annual "Dreams of Spring" horticultural dinner and auction will take place in the Fireseed Hall in Langley from 5:30 pm-9:00 p.m. on Saturday March 7th. Tickets are $75 to $125 and include a sumptuous dinner, fine wine, and the chance to bid on a unique array of garden focused objects and opportunities. Ample lit parking available. Fireseed Hall, Langley. For ticket information please visit

Spring Art Studio Tour – Coupeville

March 7-8, 2009

Free self-guided tour, 38 artists and 27 working studios. The Whidbey Working Art Exhibit will be open to the public in the Coupeville Rec. Hall on Saturday March 7 and Sunday March 8 during Mussel Festival hours, 901 NW Alexander St. Coupeville. Experience the beauty of Whidbey Island as you visit the wide variety of studios. The artists will be happy to speak with you about their love of creating art. For more information and to view an online interactive map of the tour visit our website at Self Guided Tour Books are also available at the Visitor Information Center 107 S Main St. Coupeville. (FREE). Even Start Time: 10AM. For more information, please visit:

Springfest Mothers Day Art Studio Tour

March 10, 2009 - March 11, 2009

Self-guided art studio tour in and around Blaine, includes a stop at a winery and an alpaca ranch. 9 sites, 13 artists, varied fine arts and crafts including painting, fiber arts, alpaca products, ceramics, brooms, decorative gourds, wood carving, furniture, photography and jewelry. Many artists will be demonstrating their techniques. Enter a drawing for art if you visit all sites. Maps available at local stores in Blaine, at the Blue Horse gallery in Bellingham, and online. 9 different sites various art studios throughout town, Blaine, Event Times: 10 AM-5 PM, Event Cost: Free, Phone: 360-332-8082,

Atlantic Canada

March 10, 2009

Travel photojournalist Barb Roy presents a slide program about Canada's Eastern maritime coastal provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Images include scenic communities, local attractions and an inside look at the area above and, as Roy is a diver, below the water. Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect St, Bellingham, Event Times: 12:30 PM, Event Cost: Free, Phone: 360-778-8930,

Bellingham Beth Israel Synagogue

March 12, 2009

Tim Baker presents an illustrated lecture on the history of this Bellingham religious institution featuring information about the Broadway building and the people who founded and have maintained the Synagogue community since 1908. Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect St, Bellingham, Event Times: 10:15 AM, Event Cost: Free, Phone: 360-778-8930,

Voices of the Ancestors Project

March 12, 2009

Members of the Bellingham Storytellers Guild perform excerpts from Voices of the Ancestors Oral History Project to address a growing concern that local citizens are becoming strangers to each other. Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect St, Bellingham, Event Times: 7:30 PM, Event Cost: Free, Phone: 360-778-8930,

Salmon Summit 2009

March 12, 2009

The 13th Salmon Summit conference is a day-long conference and focuses on salmon recovery and watershed restoration. The keynote speech features Dr. Robert Lackey who speaks on the topic of “Wild Salmon in the Pacific Northwest: Some Recovery Strategies that Just Might Work.” St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, Event Times: 8:30 AM-3:30 PM, Event Cost: $40, Phone: 360-715-0283 x105,

Saturday Odyssey of Science & Arts

March 14, 2009

Western Washington University offers your kids an opportunity to explore science or the arts on the WWU campus. Special topics for Grades 4-6 are Science of the Sky or Truth and Tales in Folklore. Special topics for Grades 7-8 are Alternative Energy Exploration or Making a TV Commercial. WWU Campus, 516 High Street, Bellingham, Event Times: 9:30am-4:00pm, Event Cost: $75, Phone: (360) 650-3308,

Brigid Collins' Benefit Auction

March 14, 2009

Tin Pan Alley is this year's auction theme. Tickets include dinner, drinks, and fun and charitable giving. To attend, donate an auction item, or become an event sponsor, please contact Dana. Brigid Collins' mission is the break the cycle of child abuse in Whatcom County. Hotel Bellwether Ballroom, 1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, Event Times: 5:30 PM, Event Cost: $75 Phone: 360-734-4616,

Runnin 'O' the Green

March 14, 2009

A fun 5-mile run and 2-mile run/walk the whole family can enjoy. Maggies Fury and the Clan Heather Dancers entertain at the finish. Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave, Bellingham, Event Times: 10 a.m., Event Cost: $15 pre-registration, Phone: 360-778-7665,

Adult Art Workshop

March 14, 2009

Registration closes March 9. This presentation looks at how cross-cultural symbols are used in our society, how they may facilitate personal insights, and how we can converse through symbols, colors and the mandala. Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect St, Bellingham, Event Times: 1-3 PM, Event Cost: $22/$18 Museum members, Phone: 360-778-8961,

Bali – A Tropical Paradise

March 17, 2009

Photographer Dennis Walton presents a picture tour of Bali, from the beaches to the top of volcanic Mt Batur, demonstrating the beauty and friendliness of the Balinese people along the way. Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect St, Bellingham, Event Times: 12:30 PM, Event Cost: Free, Phone: 360-778-8930,

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

March 17, 2009

Join us for a St. Patrick's Day celebration; we'll be serving CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE and Irish drinks all day. Billy McHale's, 4301 Guide Meridian, Bellingham, Event Times: All Day, Phone: 360-647-7763,

Big Wines Wine Tasting

March 18, 2009

Pulling out the stops, and the corks, with a fabulous wine-maker’s dinner featuring the renowned Dunham Cellars. Call for menu details. Big Fat Fish Company, Fairhaven, 1304 12th St, Bellingham, Event Times: 6:30 PM, Event Cost: $48, Phone: 360 733-2284,

Taste Anacortes

March 18, 2009

Come and enjoy Taste Anacortes. Visit the link below for this month's restaurants and routes! 5-9PM. For more information:

Red Barn Lavender at Craft & Antique Fair

March 19, 2009 - March 21, 2009

Red Barn Lavender will be participating again in this great spring show. We will feature our wonderful lavender products, as well as many varieties of lavender plants. Get set for Spring! Commercial Exhibit Building, 1775 Front Street (Northwest Washington Fairgrounds), Lynden, Event Times: 10-8, Thurs/Fri; 10-5 Sat, Event Cost: $4, Phone: 360 393-7057,

Spring Craft & Antique Show

March 19, 2009 - March 21, 2009

More than 100 exhibitors! Featuring hand-crafted gifts and decor for the home and garden. Wonderful creative displays of, art, crafts, antiques and collectibles. Exposition Building, 1775 Front St, Lynden, Event Times: Thu & Fri 10 AM-8 PM, Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Event Cost: $4, Phone: 360-966-5573,

The Diviners

March 20, 2009 - April 05, 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,

Anacortes Floating Boat Show

March 20-22, 2009

Cap Sante Boat Haven - 11th and R Ave, Anacortes.

9th Annual SICBA Home Show

March 20-22, 2009

Everything you will need to design, finance, build or remodel your home will be available to you at the Home Show. On Saturday, we will be having our Annual Surplus Sale at 1pm and Ciscoe Morris will be giving a presentation on Sunday at 1pm. Go to our website for a $1 off your entry! Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St., Mount Vernon. Friday 12pm to 6pm; Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Sunday, 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM. For more information:

Native Plant Sale and Expo

March 21, 2009

Come to the Whatcom Conservation District's 16th Annual Native Plant Sale and Expo. Purchase low cost native plants and get your questions answered about native plants, planting techniques, composting, local agriculture, and restoration opportunities. Whatcom Community College/Roe Studio on campus, 237 W Kellogg Rd, Bellingham, Event Times: 9 AM-4 PM, Phone: 360-345-2035 x3,

Whatcom Symphony: Anniversary

March 22, 2009

Come enjoy the orchestra's anniversary concert, featuring pianist Jeffrey Gilliam. program: Barber - Concerto for Piano with Mr. Gilliam Haydn - Symphony No. 104 Puccini - Manon Lescaut, Act III: Intermezzo Strauss - Death and Transfiguration. Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N Commercial St, Bellingham, Event Times: 3 PM, Event Cost: $20-$24, Phone: 360-756-6752,

Sabrina y Los Reyes

March 22, 2009

The music group, Sabrina y Los Reyes, presents a musical performance described as Latin Fusion Alternative. Each musician brings his or her own style with influences from Latin, soul, funk, jazz, blues, reggae, rap, calypso, bolero, folk, rock, acoustic and ranchera. Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect St, Bellingham, Event Times: 2 PM, Event Cost: Free, Phone: 360-778-8930,

Whidbey Garden Faire

March 22-23, 2009

Spring is in the air and garden time is on the mind! Visit with Whidbey Island landscapers, nurseries and garden artists. Begin dreaming and planning your garden room. Get ideas for your patio container, garden and flower bed highlights. The Garden Faire is a one day event held inside the barn from 10am-5pm on Saturday. More information contact: Events Manager: 360 678-7710.

EASTER EGG HUNT! Whidbey Garden Faire

March 22-23, 2009

You're invited to participate in the Whidbey Garden Faire at Greenbank Farm. The 1904 historic barn will be filled with vendors and community members who have a passion for gardening. They will be providing education, plants, crafts, gifts and gardening tips that will help you plan and accessorize your own gardens. We will also be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on the day of the Faire as well as Easter Sunday from 12pm-1pm. There will be an easier hunt for the little ones and a more difficult hunt for the big kids. Light treats available for purchase to add to the festivities! The adjacent wine tasting room, café, and additional businesses are open during these same hours. Bring the family and share in on the fun at your farm. See you there!

First Gear Bike Class

March 23, 2009

Spring is almost here: enjoy the fresh air and the outdoors by bicycle. First Gear gives you the tips and skills to make bicycling comfortable, safe and fun. A terrific introduction for people new to cycling. Registration required (low registration may cancel). Conference room; corner of North Forest and Champion, Whatcom Smart Trips, 314 East Champion Street, Bellingham, Event Times: 5:30 PM-7:30 PM, Event Cost: Free for Whatcom Smart Trips Participants who pre, register (others $10), Phone: 360-671-BIKE,

Charlie Williams Sound Guy

March 24, 2009

Bellingham Parks and Recreations preschool concert features Charlie Williams, a funny (and, um, noisy) entertainer who delights in making all kinds of sounds and music to accompany his hilarious stories, all with his mouth! Your preschooler will be delighted. Bloedel Donovan Gym, 2214 Electric Ave, Bellingham, Event Times: 10:30 AM, Event Cost: $2, Phone: 360-778-7000

Jon Mutchler Piano

March 24, 2009

Jon Mutchler performs selections from his latest two CDs: La Place Sur La Mer (The Place By the Sea) and Still Prone to Wander. Mutchler’s unique and creative piano playing is a fusion of his jazz and classical backgrounds. Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect St, Bellingham, Event Times: 12:30 PM, Event Cost: Free, Phone: 360-778-8930,

Bicycle Travelogue Slide Show: Pacific Coast

March 26, 2009

Seastacks, sandcastles and Saints: Bicycling 1500 miles of the Pacific Coast with Kids.

Meeting Room, Bellingham Public Library, Bellingham, Event Times: 7-9 PM, Event Cost: $2 Donation, Phone: 360-778-7000,

Avifauna Afloat: Birds of Bellingham

March 27, 2009

Board the hospitable Snow Goose, a spacious 65-foot research vessel. We'll cruise Bellingham Bay from Squalicum Harbor to Lummi Island, searching our local waters for a variety of seabirds, including harlequin and long-tailed ducks, loons, cormorants and grebes. Bellingham Bay, Event Times: 8:30 am - 2 pm, Event Cost: $155, Phone: 360 856-5700 x 209,

Winter Warmer - Mad Science

March 27, 2009

Bellingham Parks and Recreation brings you another great season of Winter Warmers. The Dragon that Came to Visit is a theatrical production that uses science and experimentation to rid the castle of unwanted dragons. Sure to delight and awe the scientist in us all! Kulshan Middle School Commons, 1250 Kenoyer St, Bellingham, Event Times: 7-8 PM, Event Cost: $3, Phone: 360-778-7000

March of the Moles Benefit Ride

March 29, 2009

Ever feel like you've been a mole, inside all winter? It's time to ride your bike outside, check out a beautiful part of Bellingham and Whatcom County, and do something good for the world. Entry Fee: $25 includes ride, water bottle, 1 raffle ticket, and Katie's Cupcake Coupon! 50% of all entry fees are donated to the Kona Bike Town Africa Project. Please see our website for more information: Location 21 Mile loop starting and ending at the Bellingham Tennis Club, Bellingham. Time: Start time 9 - 10am

Whidbey Island Marathon

March 29, 2009

Event Times 8AM – 2PM Please visit for information.

Anacortes Salmon Derby

March 28-29, 2009

This seaside community with a rich maritime history is hosting the 2009 Anacortes Scholarship Salmon Derby. Members of the Fidalgo Chapter of the Puget Sound Anglers (PSA) are partnering with the Port of Anacortes and the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce to present the 2008 derby featuring prizes of cash and merchandise. Cash prizes are planned to total $20,000. The derby organizers are planning a large collection of merchandise prizes as well. This event is not for profit. All proceeds go to a scholarship fund benefiting students pursuing education in the fisheries area. For more information:

Money Wi$e Women Conference

March 31, 2009

Building Your Future: Countdown to Retirement – State Farm • Chaos to Clarity: Assembling Financial Building Blocks – State Farm • Goal Setting for Financial Success & Prosperity – Patricia Campbell, Life by Desire • Grow Your Business Through Strategic Alliances – Lori Richardson, Score More Sales • Wills & Estate Planning – Katie Esp, Attorney at Law • Women & Investing – Judith Paulson, Paulson Financial • Tame Your Money Fears – Debbie Lacy, Money Mindful • Building a Financially Healthy Business -- Key Bank • Organizing Your Financial Records -- Julie Clarke, Organized at Last Online at ; For more info contact us: (360) 204-0982 or Cost: $39.00 includes all conference sessions, lunch & a copy of Marcia’s book The Money Therapist. After March 18 the registration fee is $49.00. BRING A FRIEND SPECIAL: Register yourself & a friend for $68.00. ($34.00 each--$5.00 off) SCHOLARSHIP INFO: Scholarships are available to students and people who cannot afford the registration fee. Send an email request to or call (360) 204-0982.

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