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EVENTS: September 2017

Sep 1st, 2017 | Category: Events

Sewing Bootcamp: Saturdays, Sept. 2 and 9. Get familiar with the care and use of your sewing machine and solving basic sewing problems, take accurate body measurements and learn to fit items to your own aesthetic and body type, and more with Instructor Brigitte Parra. Take away a short guide and reference list to assist you in applying your new skills at home. Cost: $76. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ragfinery, Bellingham. See www.ragfinery.com.

 

5th Hootenanny to Benefit the Co-op Farm Fund: Sunday, Sept. 3. Family-friendly square dance and more to raise funds for the Co-op’s Farm Fund. Local Farmer Awards in partnership with Sustainable Connections. Barbecue available. $5 to $20 donation at the door. All ages, everyone welcome. Doors open at 6 p.m. Clay Mazing the Vaudeville Cowboy performance, square dance,  Penny Stinkers, and more. Boundary Bay Beer Garden, Bellingham. See communityfood.coop for more information.

 

Dahlias: Birchwood Garden Club’s September Meeting: Wednesday, Sept. 6. Gretchen Kulpa from the Whatcom Dahlia Society will provide Dahlia basics: flower types, general care, staking requirements, winterizing, dividing and promoting a winner. This session will get us up to speed on Dahlias just in time to visit the Dahlia Flower Show at Bloedel Donovan Park (Sept. 9-10). 7 p.m. Birchwood Garden Club membership is open to anyone in Whatcom or Skagit County. Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect Street, Bellingham. See www.birchwoodgardenclub.org.

 

Water Bath Canning: Wednesday, Sept. 6. Learn about the best produce for water bath canning as well as preparation, safety, how-to, and resources. If you already know how to water bath can, join us anyway to help share the knowledge. This program repeats Saturday, September 9. Presented by Blaine C.O.R.E (Community Orchards for Resources and Education). 4-6 p.m. Blaine Library, 610 3rd Street.  (360) 305-3637.

 

SICBA Home Tour: Friday through Sunday, Sept. 8-10. The Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association (SICBA) will be hosting the 11th Annual SICBA Home Tour featuring 10 homes by nine local builders located in Langley, Oak Harbor, Mount Vernon, Burlington, Bow and Clear Lake. For more information, see sicba.org.

 

Sh’Bang’s 10th Anniversary: Friday through Sunday, Sept. 8-10. This eclectic festival will feature over 50 live bands and 45 performances, including Off-road Soapbox Derby, over water aerials, and more outrageously extraordinary wonders. Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham. All ages. No dogs. For tickets and other details, see http://shbangfest.com/.

 

Garden Zentangle: Saturday, Sept. 9. Join certified Zentangle teacher Sara Harlan for a 2-hour exploration of drawing patterns and motifs of a botanical nature. 10 a.m. Registration required. Christiansons Nursery, Mount Vernon. (360) 466-3821, www.christiansonsnursery.com.

 

Skagit River Salmon Festival: Saturday, Sept. 9. Free, family-friendly fun. Bands and live music, food and brews, ‘Hunters of the Sky’ Raptor Shows, arts, crafts, and games for the whole family. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Returning this year to Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon. For more details see skagitriverfest.org.

 

Whatcom County Farm Tour: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10. Free, self-guided tour. Meet local farmers, learn about agriculture, and sample fresh produce, cheese, apples, chocolate milk, wine and more. For complete stops and details, see https://sustainableconnections.org/events/whatcom-county-farm-tour/.

 

Whatcom County Dahlia Society Annual Flower Show: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10. Hundreds of dahlias and many arrangements of all different types, sizes, and colors from all over Washington and Canada. Experienced growers available to answer your questions. Hours are Saturday noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. All ages. Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave., Bellingham. For more information, call Paul at (360) 354-4346 or visit www.whatcomcountydahliasociety.org.

 

Worm Composting 101: Saturday, Sept. 9. Make use of your food scraps in this introductory course. As a graduate of Western with a Bachelor of Science, Paige takes interest in the wiggling organisms within our soil. She’ll teach you the basics of starting your own “worm farm” and the benefits of creating compost. 9 a.m. Class is free. Garden Spot Nursery, Bellingham. Call (360) 676-5480 to register.

 

Create a Self-sufficient Edible Perennial Garden: Saturday, Sept. 9. Discover the benefits of implementing low-maintenance perennial crops with Andrew Tuttle (Permaculture education student). Learn simple guidelines for designing self-sufficient systems, whether it be integrated into an urban landscape or by creating a lush edible forest garden in your backyard. 11 a.m. Azusa Farm & Gardens, 14904 SR 20 – Mount Vernon. Please register at www.azusafarm.com/workshops.

 

Opening Reception for Ann Marie Cooper’s “Magical Menagerie”at Good Earth Pottery: Saturday, Sept. 9. September featured artist, Ann Marie Cooper, has embarked on a fantastical journey to bring some magic to your life by conjuring colorful creatures into her hand-coiled pottery. Come see the unicorns, dragons, griffins and drittens (dragon-kittens) before they fly away, and meet the artist at an opening reception from 4-7 p.m. Representing more than 50 artists, Good Earth Pottery gallery has been located in historic Fairhaven since 1969.

 

Fall Home Composting Workshop: Tuesday, Sept. 12. Hosted by WSU Skagit County Extension Master Gardeners and Skagit County Master Composter Recycler Program. The Skagit County Master Composter/Recycler Program offers free home composting instruction. Learn to turn yard and garden debris, even kitchen food scraps, into rich, soil amending compost for your lawn and garden. Compost helps break up clay soils, drain and retain water, and feed your soils naturally over the long term. Troubleshooting questions welcome! Fall is a great season to begin a compost pile, and wonderful time to apply compost to your yard and garden. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. WSU Mount Vernon, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon.

 

Livestock Training: Starting Sept. 12. The WSU Livestock Advisor program begins a 10-week series of classes Sept. 12 at the Burlington WSU Skagit County Extension office. Livestock covered includes sheep, goats, beef, swine, rabbits, poultry, and livestock guardian dogs. Topics range from housing needs, feeding, breeding, and fencing to raising livestock sustainably, mud and manure management, and weed management. Cost of the 10-week course is $125 with a second person from the farm or family free. Participants are asked to return 50 hours of volunteer time over a two-year period. The training runs through Nov. 28, meeting Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. at WSU Skagit County Extension, 11768 Westar Lane, Suite A, Burlington, WA. For more information, or to download an application, see http://skagit.wsu.edu.

 

Schak-Tober Fest! Sept. 14-24. This fall event at the Schack Art Center features a glass pumpkin patch filled with harvest themed 2D and 3D artwork, glassblowing demonstrations, kids’ activities, and more.Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue, Everett. For a complete schedule, see www.schack.org.

 

How To Keep Tropicals Alive, During Our Whatcom County Winter: Saturday, Sept. 16. Gerry Zimmerman, with his strong background in tropicals, will lead you thru the process of bringing your plants indoors for the winter, and transitioning them back out again in the Spring. Class is free. 9 a.m. Garden Spot Nursery, Bellingham. Call (360) 676-5480 to register.

 

Harvesting Fall Fruit: Saturday, Sept. 16. When is it ripe? How do I store it? What can I do to use this fruit through the winter? These are some of the most commonly asked questions in the fall. At this workshop, we will discuss ways to determine if fruit is ready to be picked, proper picking, and best storage methods. We will also discuss fall and winter orchard chores to help keep your trees at their healthiest. $10 per person or $8 each for 2 or more people, registration recommended. 10:30-Noon, Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson. (360) 966-5859, www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org.

 

Purls & Pop-Ups: Saturday, Sept. 16. Three Whatcom County local yarn stores – Apple Yarns and Northwest Yarns in Bellingham, and Wear on Earth in Lynden – will host this first ever, one-day yarn crawl from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. As well as providing local yarn and fiber fun, they will also be selling raffle tickets for a fiber arts gift basket that will benefit Blue Skies for Children, an organization that provides essentials and enrichment programs for homeless, low-income and foster children in Whatcom County. For more information about Purls & Pop-Ups, visit their Facebook page.

 

Cascadia SkillShare and Barter Faire: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16-17. Two full days of classes, music, and barter. Classes are free for the price of admission.  Bring your homemade goodies and handmade items to trade. If you have a skill to share, consider teaching a class. Advance ticket sales are available online ($15/day or $25/weekend). Camping is available for $10.  Lookout Mountain Arts Quarry. For schedule and tickets, see www.cascadiaskillshare.org.

 

Upper Left Beer Fest: September 16-17. Featuring 40 Washington breweries pouring beers in downtown Everett. Live music, food vendors. For full details, see http://upperleftbeerfest.com.

 

Collage Nuno Felt Scarf: Saturday, Sept. 16. Participants will create a scarf in colors and fabrics of their choice, using pieces of reclaimed silk and wool to match, with Instructor Patti Barker. Cost: $68. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Ragfinery, Bellingham. See www.ragfinery.com.

 

Ornamental Grasses: ​Adding Form & Texture to Your Garden: Saturday, Sept. 16. Everett Chu will give a show-and-tell on the many varieties of ornamental grasses (and grass-like plants) useful in the landscape.  The selection process, design principles, and proper care will be covered. Free samples will be offered. 11 a.m. Pre-registration recommended.  Free workshop. Azusa Farm & Gardens, 14904 SR 20 – Mount Vernon. www.azusafarm.com​​​/workshops.

 

USDA Rural Energy for America Program Workshop: Tuesday, Sept. 19. Attend this workshop to learn about this program that provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. 9 a.m. to noon. Skagit Station Meeting Room, 105 E. Kincaid, Mount Vernon. Agricultural producers with at least 50 percent of gross income coming from agricultural operations or small businesses in certain rural areas are eligible for funding. The workshop will feature presentations made by USDA Rural Development, Northwest Agriculture Business Center, Spark Northwest, Sustainable Connections, Renewable energy system installers, and Electric utility representatives. Register at http://www.agbizcenter.org/business-services/classes-and-workshops/.

 

Autumn Soups for the Body and Soul: Wednesday, Sept. 20. Karina Davidson shares four delicious soups. 6:30 p.m.  Downtown Co-op Connections Building, Bellingham. $39. To register, see https://register.whatcomcommunityed.com/.

 

Farm Speaker Series: Discover Mud Management And Help To Winterize Your Farm: Thursday, Sept.  21. Dr. Michael Anderson of Kulshan Veterinary Hospital and a panel of livestock producers will discuss livestock health, production and nutrition issues that arise from the additive effect of mud and other elements of the cold and wet seasons. 6-8 p.m. Peoples Place, Lynden. To RSVP, contact Katie Pencke at kpencke@whatcomcd.org or call (360) 526-2381 x105.

 

Cultivating Success Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching: WSU Skagit and Island County Extensions: Thursdays, starting Sept. 21, 6-8:30 p.m. through Dec. 7. Providing beginning and existing farmers with the decision making tools, production strategies and support to develop a sustainable small acreage farm. Connect with guest speakers including local farmers, agricultural researchers and service providers to apply whole farm management principles to your small farm operation. The course will be offered in both Skagit and Island County through in-class activities, guest lectures, video conference and two Saturday field days. Participants can earn continuing education credit through WSU or academic credit through Skagit Valley College SAgE Program. Offered bilingually with Spanish interpretation. For more information see http://extension.wsu.edu/skagit/agriculture/cultivating-success/ or call 360-428-4270 ext. 223.

 

Bellingham Sea Feast: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22-23. Friday in downtown Bellingham and Saturday at Zuanich Point Park and Squalicum Harbor. Meet Your Fishermen: Dock walks, boat visits, knot-tying and net-mending demos, and much more. Demos, Harbor Boat Ride & Tour of Ice House and Fish-Processing Plant. lots of food, and more. For more details, see www.bellinghamseafeast.com.

 

25th Annual Fall Garage Sale, Antiques & More: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22-23. Over 140 vendors, great food and live music. Car Show on Saturday. $3 admission, $3 parking. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 W Taylor Street, Mount Vernon. See www.skagitcounty.net/fairgrounds or call (360) 336-9414.

 

1st Annual Sedro Woolley Brewfest benefiting Helping Hands Food Bank: Saturday, Sept. 23. Join local and regional breweries to benefit the Helping Hands Food Bank of Sedro-Woolley. 2-7 p.m. at Heritage Hammer Square. Early Bird tickets are on sale for $25 online at our Facebook page or purchase at The Liberty Bistro or The Bullpen in Sedro-Woolley. Participants must be 21+. See the 1st Annual Sedro-Woolley Brewfest Facebook page for details.

 

Sewing Rodeo LIVE Sewing and Design Challenge: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22-23. Join Ragfinery in Bellingham for this 2-day LIVE sewing and design challenge. Teams of two will be given a theme and design parameters, and then have one evening to envision their project and do a mad dash to select materials, and one day to sew at Ragfinery. The competition will culminate with an in-store fashion show and prizes will be awarded. See details at ragfinery.com.

 

Anacortes Farmers Market’s annual Pie Festival: Saturday, Sept. 23. Join us as we celebrate all things pie – a pie baking contest, bake sale, free kids activities, and pie related goods from our vendors. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anacortes Farmers Market. See www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org.

 

Hypertufa ‘Make It and Take It’: Saturday, Sept. 23. Hypertufa containers have been used in Old-English gardens for centuries. Create your own.  ‘Make It and Take It’ workshop.  Class fee is $39. 9 a.m. Garden Spot Nursery, Bellingham. Call (360) 676-5480 to register.

 

Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland’s 19th Annual Harvest Dinner & Auction: Saturday, Sept. 23. An evening of diamons and denim. 5:30 p.m. Meal by Max Dale’s. Live Auction, and more. Tickets are $70 per person or $560 for table of 8. RSVP to the office at 360-336-3974 or email LindaT@skagitonians.org.

 

Curb Appeal and Entryway Landscape Makeover with Everett Chu: Saturday, Sept. 23. Everett Chu will show you some easy approaches to improve its curb appeal and how it makes money sense (market value) for your home or business. Free workshop. Azusa Farm & Gardens, 14904 SR 20 – Mount Vernon. 11 a.m. www.azusafarm.com​​​/workshops.

 

Trial Vineyards Open House & Wine Trials Evaluation: Saturday, Sept. 23. Come and tour our trial vineyards with Cloud Mountain Farm Center Executive Director Tom Thornton. He will share highlights and answer questions about CMFC’s two decades of variety trials. Be prepared to be outside. This workshop is a chance for new and experienced wine grape growers to have a look at many of the uncommon varieties that succeed in our climate. Fruit will be available for sampling. Numerous wines, both red and white, will be opened for taste and discussion. If you have fruit or wines you want to share, you are welcome to bring samples. Please let us know what you are bringing. Registration required, must be 21+to participate. $10 per person. Noon-3:30 p.m. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson.

 

Pesto Perfecto:  Saturday, Sept. 23. Join us as we demonstrate a variety of pestos for you to sample. Plus, learn lots of ideas for using your pesto. Space is limited; register online or by calling the Ferndale Library at (360) 384-3647. For ages 13 & up. Teens attending with a parent must also be registered. 11 a.m. Ferndale Library, 2125 Main Street.

 

Make Your Own Sourdough Pizza: Monday, Sept. 25. This class will include a demonstration of each step of the 24-hour sourdough process, including baking the pizza and making sauces, with instructor and farmer Andy Walton. 6:30 p.m. Downtown Co-op Connections Building, Bellingham. Fee: $39. To register, see https://register.whatcomcommunityed.com/.

 

Smoking Meats: Wednesday, Sept. 27. Learn the basics of electric smoker cooking of various meats with local resident Heino Sunter. Go over meat preparation, brine, spices, rubs, temperatures, and helpful tools and hints. 4-6 p.m. Repeats Blaine Library, 610 3rd Street, (360) 305-3637.

 

Fall Harvest Dinner: Wednesday, Sept. 27. Join wellness chef Kate MacKenzie as she presents a harvest dinner menu highlighting local vegetables. 6:30 p.m. Cordata Co-op Local Roots Room, Bellingham. Fee: $45. To register, see https://register.whatcomcommunityed.com/.

 

Coiled Fabric Baskets: Wednesday, Sept. 27. 6-8 p.m. This class will teach you to make sturdy baskets from almost any kind of scrap fabric, with Instructor Aurora Lindquist. Cost: $22. Ragfinery, Bellingham. See www.ragfinery.com.

 

Everett Sausage Festival: Friday through Sunday, Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 1. Traditional bavarian dinner featuring a variety of food booths, as well as children’s games, the family entertainment stage, bingo, carnival, and Bavarian beer garden and stage. Noon to midnight and Sunday noon to 7 p.m. Perpetual Help Church Grounds, Everett and Cedar, Everett. Visit www.everettsausagefest.com.

 

Making Hard Cider: Saturday, Sept. 30. Thinking about turning apples into hard cider? This two-hour workshop is your chance to learn about hard cider production. You’ll learn the basic procedures for juicing fruit and fermenting, including equipment needs, apple varieties and blends, yeasts and sanitation. And yes, you will get to taste some hard cider. Registration required, limited space, must be 21 or over to participate. $30 workshop fee. 1-3 p.m. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson.

 

7th annual Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival at Christianson’s Nursery: Saturday, Sept. 30. Pumpkin weigh off registration from 9 a.m. to noon. ​Christianson’s Nursery is partnering with Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers (PNWGPG) to host this festival, now in its 7th year. Giant Pumpkin and Fruit & Vegetable Weigh Off, amateur pumpkin carving contest, pony rides, face painting, “The Bat Lady” and so much more. See www.christiansonsnursery.com/whats-happening.

 

Preparing Your Garden For The Winter Ahead: Saturday, Sept. 30. Travis Dickson of Rain Dance Landscaping shares expert advice on pruning and mulching your garden in preparation for the cool season ahead. 9 a.m. Class is free. Garden Spot Nursery, Bellingham. Call (360) 676-5480 to register.

 

2017 Whidbey Island Cider Festival: Sept. 30. Free and family friendly. Taste ciders from different NW cideries, food from local vendors, live music by Cranberry Bog, learn about cider making, children’s activities and more. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Rim Institute, 180 Parker Road, Coupeville. See facebook.com/whidbeyislandciderfestival.

 

Dream Catchers with Lummi Artist Earline Hansen: Saturday, Sept. 30. Learn the history of the Native American Dream Catcher. Participants will be able to design and make their own. 3 p.m. Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Drive, (360) 966-5100.

 

Cedar Weaving Workshop: Saturday, Sept. 30. Learn about cedar weaving from Lummi artists Lee and Isabelle Plaster. Weave a table mat or centerpiece. Register online or call the library. 2-4 p.m. Ferndale Library, 2125 Main Street, (360) 384-3647.

 

 

 

OCTOBER

Rome Grange Community Pancake Breakfast: Sunday, Oct. 1. Featuring made from scratch pancakes, french toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee, and biscuits and gravy. Meet and greet local politicians, as they serve you coffee and breakfast.  Tickets are $5 per adult, $2 per kids (ages 6-10) and free for 5 and under. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Highway, about 1/2 mile east of the “Y” Road, Bellingham. (360) 739-9605.

 

Savor the San Juans: Celebration of agriculture, food and community in the San Juan islands. Farmers, winemakers, distillers, brewers and chefs from around the San Juan Islands will come together for a range of offerings. For s schedule, see www.visitsanjuans.com/savor.

 

Italian Dinner: Tuesday, Oct. 3. Cindy McKinney demonstrates a dinner spread of Italian favorites. 6:30 p.m. Downtown Co-op Connections Building, Bellingham. $39. To register, see https://register.whatcomcommunityed.com/.

 

Natural Fermentation with Ryan Peters: Wednesday, Oct. 4. Learn to ferment consistently crunchy vegetables. From start to finish, you will make your own sauerkraut or kimchi, choosing from an assortment of vegetables and spices. 6:30 p.m. $29.To register, see Classes tab under www. http://communityfood.coop.

 

 

Anacortes Oktoberfest – Bier on the Pier:  Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6-7. Located on the pier overlooking Guemes channel in Anacortes, with 30 breweries over two days. Early Brew special tickets are $15/one day pass and $30/two day pass. Tickets includes commemorative glass and your first six taste tokens. Festival seating with food vendors, live music. 1st & Commercial, Historic Port of Anacortes Warehouse. Ages 21+ only. Designated drivers get in free. For more information call (360) 293-7911 or see anacortes.org/bier-on-the-pier.

 

20th anniversary Quilt & Fiber Art Festival: Friday through Sunday, Oct. 6-8. Exhibition of traditional quilts, art quilts, wearable art, and fiber art as well as workshops at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, formerly La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum. At Maple Hall see the Quilt Show, browse specialty vendors, and place bids at the silent auction. The Garden Club hosts the Wearables and Fiber Arts show while the Museum features three floors of exhibits. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (360) 466-4288, http://www.qfamuseum.org/.

 

Cloud Mountain Farm Center’s Fall Fruit Festival: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8. Over 200 varieties of fruit and fruit products available to taste and enjoy. Julia’s Pumpkin Patch is open for u-pick or we-pick pumpkins and gourds. Live music on site. $4 per person, or $10 per carload. Admission supports educational programs. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Road, Everson. See www.cloudmountainfarm.com.

 

Mama’s Garden Harvest Festival: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8. Lots of family fun including pumpkins, produce, activities, photos and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mama’s Garden, Highway 9, Acme. Follow their Facebook page for more details.

 

Annual Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8. See what it takes to run a farm, from growing crops to feeding animals. Fun-filled festival activities for everyone including: educational exhibits, farm tours, harvest markets, gardening demonstrations, free samples, kids activities, corn and hay mazes, animal exhibits, pumpkin patches and more. For a complete list of participating farms and more, see www.festivaloffamilyfarms.com.

 

Make Sauerkraut With Fall Cabbage: Saturday, Oct 7. Master food preserver, Susy Hymas, shares her secrets to making homemade sauerkraut–the classic & delicious practice of fermenting cabbage. A great way to preserve your excess cabbage crop. $5. 9 a.m. Garden Spot Nursery, Bellingham. Call (360) 676-5480 to register.

 

WSU Master Gardens of San Juan County Annual Gardening Workshop: Saturday, Oct. 7. Various presentations and speakers throughout the day. Friday Harbor Middle School. For tickets, see brownpapertickets.com.

 

Fibers and Beyond:  Creating textiles from scratch: Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 10-14. Learn to produce your own textiles at these workshops at Jansen Art Center in Lynden. All skill levels in a variety of fiber arts, including felting, weaving and dyeing. Special guest Susan Pavel leads classes in Salish weaving techniques and natural lichen dyeing.  Dr. Pavel’s keynote address – Coast Salish Weaving – on Wednesday, Oct. 11, is open to the public. For more information about Fibers & Beyond workshops, visit www.jansenartcenter.org/fibersandbeyond/.  Also at the Jansen – a juried exhibit of textile arts by members of Whatcom Weavers Guild, on display September through November. The Whatcom Weavers Guild’s annual Fibers & Beyond Sale will be Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden. Free admission and lots of free parking in downtown Lynden.  www.whatcomweaversguild.org.

 

SCMS Annual Mushroom Show: Sunday, Oct. 15. The Snohomish County Mycological Society (SCMS) presents their annual wild mushroom show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Floral Hall in Forest Park, 802 East Mukilteo Boulevard, Everett. Hosted in cooperation with Everett Parks and Recreation, the annual show features a display of wild mushrooms collected by SCMS members, mushroom kits, a free class on mushroom identification at 1 pm, books, videos, and raffle. The event is free (donations accepted). Learn to distinguish more than 100 different species of wild mushrooms.  Bring your own mushroom samples for identification. Go to http://www.scmsfungi.org/ for more information.

 

28th annual Fall Craft & Antique Show: Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 19-21. More than 100 crafters and vendors on site, including handcrafted gifts, home decor, vintage treasures, and gourmet delights. Northwest Washington Fairgrounds Expo Building, 1775 Front Street, Lynden. Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission $6 (with return privileges). For more information, visit www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com.

 

Fiber Fusion: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22. Two days of fiber, education and fun. Free admission. Fleece (alpaca, wool, mohair, llama and angora) shows and sales, as well as free demonstrations throughout the weekend, a wide variety of classes, over 60 fiber-related vendors, a live fiber animal exhibit, fiber arts contest, people’s choice photo contest, spin-in and more. See www.fiberfusion.net.

 

FARMERS MARKETS

WHATCOM

Blaine Gardeners Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at H Street Plaza, through October. (360) 332-6484.

Bellingham/Fairhaven Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Depot Market Square, through mid-December. Fairhaven runs noon to 5 p.m. on the Village Green through September. See bellinghamfarmers.org.

Ferndale Farmers Market: Fridays 3-7 p.m. at Centennial Riverwalk Park. See ferndalepublicmarket.org.

Lynden Farmers Market: Thursdays noon to 5 p.m. at 324 Front Street, through mid-Oct. See lyndenfarmersmarket.com.

The Twin Sisters Market: Saturdays through October in two locations: Nugents Corner 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and North Fork Library (Kendall) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See twinsistersmarket.com.

 

SKAGIT

Anacortes Farmers Market: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Depot, 611 R Avenue, through October. See anacortesfarmersmarket.org.

Bow Farmers Market: Thursdays 1-6 p.m. at Samish Bay Cheese, 15115 Bow Hill Road in Bow, through Sept. 14. See bowlittlemarket.com.

Edison Farmers Market: Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Edison Granary (kitty corner to the Longhorn), through September. See the group’s Facebook page.

Marblemount Community Market: See marblemountcommunityhall.org.

Mount Vernon Farmers Market:  Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through mid-October at Waterfront Plaza. The Wednesday market runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hospital on Kinkaid St., through September. See www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org.

Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market: Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. at Hammer Heritage Square, corner of Ferry and Metcalf streets, through September. See sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com.

 

Snohomish

Arlington Farmers Market: Saturdays at Legion Park, 200 N Olympic Ave, through Sept. 9. See www.afmwa.org.

Everett Farmers Market: Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 615 13th St. Boxcar Park, Everett, through Oct. 15. The South Everett Friday Community Farmers Market runs Fridays through Sept. 8 at 1402 SE Everett Mall Way (Sears parking lot). See everettfarmersmarket.net.

Marysville Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1035 State Ave. Marysville, through September. See www.marysvillefarmersmarket.blogspot.com.

Port Susan Farmers Market: Fridays 2-6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Amtrak Train Station in east Stanwood at 8727 271st St. NW, through Oct. 13. See  portsusan.org.

Snohomish Farmers Market: Thursdays 3 to 7 p.m. at Pearl Street and Cedar Avenue in Snohomish, through September. See snohomishfarmersmarket.com.

 

 

island

Bayview Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bayview Corner (Highway 525 and Bayview Road) in Langley, through Oct. 21. See www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com.

Clinton Thursday Market: Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Clinton Community Hall, 6411 Central Ave., through Sept. 3. See clintonthursdaymarket.com.

Coupeville Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Community Green next to the Coupeville Library, through October. See their Facebook page.

South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market: Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2812 Thompson Road, through mid-October. See southwhidbeytilth.org/market.html.

Oak Harbor Farmers Market: Thursdays 4-7 p.m. State Highway 20, Oak Harbor. See their facebook page.

 

SAN JUAN

Lopez Island Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lopez Village, through Sept. 9. See lopezfarmersmarket.com.

Orcas Island Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Village Green in Eastsound, through September. In October and November, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oddfellows Hall. See orcasislandfarmersmarket.org.

San Juan Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at the Brickworks in Friday Harbor, through October. Twice monthly in November and December. See www.sjifarmersmarket.com.

 

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