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Jul 13th, 2010 | Category: Events

July
43th Annual Chuckanut Foot Race: Saturday, July 10. 9-10 a.m. This point-to-point, seven-mile trail race starts at Marine Park in south Bellingham and finishes at Larrabee State Park. $20. (360)714-1536.

Community Food Co-op Handmade Arts and Craft Sale: July 10. Showcasing the talents of Co-op staff. Noon to 3 p.m. Cordata store (315 Westerly Road at Cordata Parkway). Purchase handmade items and more. Live music by Lindsay Street. $5 BBQ burger lunch (vegetarian and gluten-free options available). All welcome.

Permaculture 101: July 10 & 11. Workshop covers basics of pemaculture, including lecture, slideshow and activities. 2609 Cedarwood, Bellingham. Call (360) 312-3928. Each course will cost $25-50 on a sliding scale.

Burning Beast Dinner: July 11. One-of-a-kind barbecue event at Smoke Farm, Arlington. www.smokefarm.org

Eating Better on a Budget: Beans: July 13. 6:30pm Co-op Room 309. Free. On the menu: Red Beans and Rice, Classic Hummus, Quick and Creamy White Beans, Hlelem (a tasty Tunisian soup), Cuban Salad, and Black Bean Brownies. Skagit Valley Food Co-Op, Mount Vernon.

Red Barn Lavender Wreath Making Class: July 13. 7-9 p.m. Red Barn Lavender hosts fresh lavender wreath-making classes. Supplies provided. Cost is $25 per person. Registration required. 3106 Thornton Road, Ferndale. Call (360) 393-7057 or e-mail lynn@redbarnlavender.com.

Ecological Waste Water Treatment and Recycling: July 14. 7-8:30 p.m. ReSources: upstairs classroom, Broadway & Meridian St., Bellingham. Call 676-1859. Presentation about “Living Machines” and ecologically based wastewater treatment and recycling. Free, public welcome. www.aquacare.com.

All Around the Sunnyland Neighborhood: July 17. The “Art Walk” comes home when the Sunnyland neighborhood transforms itself into backyard “galleries” displaying a plethora of artistic creativity. Sunnyland, Bellingham. 201-6477.

Skin Care with Essential Oils: July 14. 6 p.m. Co-op Room 309. With Michelle Mahler. $15 supply fee. Learn to make luxurious and healing skin care oils with essential oils, jojoba oil, carrotseed oil, rosehipseed oil and other organic ingredients which are gentle to your skin.  Skagit Valley Food Co-Op, Mount Vernon.

The Northwest Raspberry Festival: July 17. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Downtown Lynden. The Northwest Raspberry Festival is highlighted by a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for all ages, Berry Fair Street Market, car show, vendors and an array of activities for entire families. www.lynden.org

Chef in the Market: July 17. Bellingham Farmers Market. Chef Michael Hanna of the Bellingham Golf & Country Club at 11 a.m. Chef Ilana Knudsen from  Boundary Bay Brewery at 1 p.m. Learn how to make dishes using local produce. www.bellinghamfarmers.org

Beach School Foundation 2nd Annual Lummi Island Edible Garden Tour 2010: July 18. Visit more than 20 of Lummi Island’s private edible gardens during “Edible Garden Tour 2010,” from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. This event benefits the Beach School Foundation non-profit organization that supports the K-6 elementary school on Lummi Island. Tickets are $5 individual, $10 for a family, and a $15 collectible logo T-shirt ($15) serves as a ticket. Colorful plant pots designed by school students for sale. Call (360) 393-6037.

11th Point Roberts Garden Tour: July 18. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Self-guided tour with a rare look at 10 unique gardens. Master gardeners available to answer questions. Afternoon tea and entertainment at the Lutheran Church. Contact Rhianon Allen, 360-945-5075,www.pointrobertsgardenclub.org. $15 per person

Deep Energy Reduction and Energy Efficiency in Home (and Business): July 21. With Steve Hoffman, NW Center for Sustainability and Innovation, 6:30 p.m. Co-op Room 309. Free.

Samish Bay Bivalve Bash: July 24. Fun run and food in Bow. www.bivalvebash.com

13th annual Community Food Co-op: July 24.
Community Celebration from 2-6 p.m. at Boulevard Park. Music by Snug Harbor and Maggie’s Fury. Magic Show by Crystal, The Jewel of Magic. $3 burritos from Co-op’s Swan Cafe (2 pm until sold out) and Juice Peddlers bicycled powered smoothies. Event includes the RE Store Recycled Art Station, family activities and games, children’s parade. Free, all welcome.
TInfant Massage: July 24. With Dianna Mincin, Co-op Room 309. Free. An ancient part of baby care practiced by cultures around the world, you will learn a complete massage routine that you can share with your baby at home. Dianna Mincin is a Licensed Practical Nurse and has worked with families for the past 20 years. Skagit Valley Co-Op, Mount Vernon.

Cuban Cooking Feast with Jill: July 27. 6:30 p.m. Co-op Room 309. $This class costs $10 for co-op member owners and $20 for the general public. Skagit Valley Co-Op, Mount Vernon.

Bugs & Blights: July 28. Workshop covers bugs and blights in your garden space. Everett. For more info, visit snohomish.wsu.edu/garden/workshops/BugsandBlights.htm.

Opening of Bow Little Market: July 29. Open-air market in Belfast, Skagit County. Locally made and grown products in a welcoming and family-friendly environment. Dates: Biweekly Thursdays, 1-7 p.m., July 29 through October 28. On the green in front of Belfast Feed Store, near the corner of Bow Hill Road on Old Highway 99. (360) 724-3333; www.bowlittlemarket.com.

Bite of Skagit: July 31. Eating local food for a good cause. Music, beer and wine garden, cooking corner with Graham Kerr. Free admission, bite tickets $1 each. Mount Vernon. www.biteofskagit.org.

Feed Me, I’m Yours With Dianna Mincin: July 31. Skagit Valley Co-Op Room 309. Free.  Discover how easy it is to make your own nutritious baby foods in this 2-hour discussion and hands-on demonstration. Skagit Valley Co-Op, Mount Vernon.

August
Salmon at the Bay BBQ Dinner: August 6. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Boundary Bay Brewery, Bellingham. Join NSEA for a delicious salmon bbq dinner to celebrate salmon-inspired artwork and 20 years of dedication to salmon population and habitat restoration. Tickets available in advance at Boundary Bay Brewery or the NSEA office.

How to Grow A School Garden: A Get gardening Series Event: August 5. 7 p.m. Village Books, 1200 Eleventh Street, Bellingham.

Skagit County Fair 2010: Bringing It All Back Home: August 11-14. Music, arena events, animal exhibits, carnival, kids’ area,  demonstrations, history exhibits, contests, and community tent (Skagit Made and Skagit Grown puts the focus on local culture, with local crafts-people, farmer’s market vendors and community groups). For information, visit www.skagitfair.com

Preserving the Harvest: August 21, Cloud Mountain Farm, Everson. Don’t let your garden bounty go to waste! We’ll discuss canning, drying and freezing of different fruit and vegetable crops.

Additional events are posted online at www.grownorthwest.com. Send your event information to editor@grownorthwest.com.

Farmers Markets
Anacortes: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Depot Arts Center, 7th & R Avenue / www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org, (360) 293-7922

Bellingham: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Depot Market Center, Railroad & Chestnut, and Wednesdays from noon to 5 p.m. at the Village Green / www.bellinghamfarmersmarket.org.

Blaine Gardener’s Market: 2nd and 4th Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at H Street Plaza. For more information, contact Ron Snyder at (360) 332-8082.

Bow Little Market: Biweekly Thursdays, 1-7 p.m., July 29 through October 28. On the green in front of Belfast Feed Store, near the corner of Bow Hill Road on Old Highway 99. (360) 724-3333; www.bowlittlemarket.com.

Concrete: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Concrete Senior Center. For more information, contact (360) 856-2093 or e-mail concretesaturdaymarket@gmail.com.

Ferndale: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riverwalk park. For more information, contact Lisa Garrison at (360) 384-3042 or e-mail ffm@ferndale-chamber.com.

Lopez Island: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. For more information, call (360) 468-4664 or visit www.lopezisland.com.

Lummi Island: Saturday mornings, 2106 South Nugent Road. For more information, contact (360) 758-2190.

Lynden (gardener’s market): 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. through August at the Living Fountain Fellowship, 1105 Loomis Trail Road / http://thegardenersmarket.typepad.com

Mount Vernon: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gates and Main, and Wednesdays from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Skagit Valley Hospital / www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org

Orcas Island: Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eastsound Village Green / www.orcasislandfarmersmarket.org

San Juan: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at San Juan County Courthouse parking lot / www.sjifarmersmarket.com

Sedro-Woolley: Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m. at Hammer Heritage Square / www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com

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