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EVENTS: February 2013

Feb 2nd, 2013 | Category: Events

Stoked—An Exhibition of Wood-fired Ceramics: Over one long, cold weekend in January, several artists gathered for over 50 hours to practice the ancient art of wood-firing a kiln; the results of this endeavor will be on display through February. Opening reception Friday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. Participating artists: Isaac Howard, Ann Marie Cooper, Jeremy Noet, Carrie Selting, Shelly Stark, Alix Brodeur & Drew Nicklas. Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave., Bellingham. www.goodearthpots.com.

Veggie U 2013: Series of classes put on by the Eat Your Yard folks in Anacortes. Free sessions, all 6:45 pm to 8:15 p.m. at the Anacortes Library. The following dates are available: Tuesday, Feb. 5: Gardening Basics I with Dr. Carol Miles; Tuesday, Feb. 12: Gardening Basics II with Dr. Miles; Tuesday, Feb. 19: Cool-season Veggies with Chris Damarjian and Joan Petrick; Thursday,  Feb. 21: Chicken Workshop; Thursday, Feb. 28: Warm-season Veggies with Becky Stinson; and Tuesday, March 5: Fall-winter Gardening with Peter Heffelfinger. For more information, see http://transitionfidalgo.org/food-and-gardening.

‘Make And Take’ a Living Centerpiece: Saturday, Feb. 2. Marcy Plattner will share her design creativity using blooming plants and foliages together in containers. $40 covers all supplies. Call to register. 9 a.m. Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama Street, Bellingham. Call (360) 676-5480.

Arlington Eagle Festival: Saturday, Feb. 2. Olympic Ave Parking Lot next to City Hall, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Make Your Own Valentine Massage Oils: Saturday, Feb 2. Give the perfect Valentine’s gift and learn how to blend essential oils. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Sno-Isle Co-op, 2804 Grand Ave., Everett. Call (425) 259-3798.

Pruning & Maintaining Home Orchard Fruit Trees: Saturday, Feb. 2. From planting to pruning, learn how to maintain healthy and productive fruit trees. 10 a.m. Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd, Bellingham. (360) 676-0400; www.bakerviewnursery.com.

Fruit and Berry Selection: Saturday, Feb. 2. Come learn tips on successfully growing apples, pears, peaches, cherries, and more! 2 p.m. Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd, Bellingham. (360) 676-0400; www.bakerviewnursery.com.

Cheese class: Saturday, Feb. 2. Mark Solomon of Seattle teaches how to make cheddar and gouda. $55. 1 to 4 p.m. Cordata Co-op, Bellingham. Call (360) 383-3200.

Point-and-shoot Garden Photography: Saturday, Feb. 2. Reservations required. $5. 11 a.m. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Call (360) 466-3821, www.christiansonsnursery.com.

3rd Annual Meet Your Farmers Event: Saturday, Feb. 2. Presented by Klesick Family Farm. Hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and cash bar. Comcast Arena, Everett. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Business/informal attire. Adults only. $30. Visit klesickfamilyfarm.com.

Rome Grange Monthly Community Pancake Breakfast: Sunday Feb. 3. Local politicians will serve coffee and breakfast. Featuring made from scratch pancakes, french toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee. Biscuits and gravy available $5 per adult, $2 per child (age 6-10) and free for 5 and under. 8 am. to 1 p.m.  Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy, east Bellingham. (360) 739-9605.

Rain Garden Training: Monday, Feb. 4 and Tuesday, Feb. 5. Landscape designers, installers and maintenance technicians are invited to this two-day training focusing  on rain gardens and other low impact development practices. Sponsored by the City of Everett, Snohomish County WSU Extension, and Snohomish Conservation District. $100 per person, includes lunch. To register, sign up online at snorain.eventbrite.com. For more information, call Philomena Kedziorski at 425-357-6037.

Mardi Gras: Tuesday, Feb. 5. Get in the Mardi Gras mood with Lisa Dixon as she presents classic New Orleans recipes. $39 per person, $7 wine option. 6 p.m. Cordata Co-op, Bellingham.  Call (360) 383-3200.

Birchwood Garden Club’s February Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 6. Roger Ragusa from Well’s Nursery in Mount Vernon talk about setting up display gardens at past NW Flower and Garden Shows. Includes slide show, 7 p.m. Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect St., Bellingham. Visit www.birchwoodgardenclub.org.

Fremont Brewery Tasting: Thursday, Feb. 7. Sample the brews from Fremont Brewery. Ages 21 and over with a valid ID. 4 to 7 p.m. Free. Sno-Isle Co-op, 2804 Grand Ave., Everett. Call (425) 259-3798.

Mommy & Me Tea: Saturday, Feb. 9. Enjoy an afternoon of sharing finger foods, tea or cocoa, and kid friendly crafts. Wear your fancy dresses, hats and gloves, and be sure to bring your camera. Pre-register through www.snoislefoods.coop. Limited seating. 1 to 2 p.m. Free. Sno-Isle Co-op, 2804 Grand Ave., Everett. Call (425) 259-3798.

Anacortes Farmers Market Indoor Market: Saturday, Feb. 9. Every second saturday of the month through April, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find local farm goods, fresh baked breads and treats and all your favorite vendors in one place. Depot Market Square, Anacortes. Visit anacortesfarmersmarket.org/.

Air Plants – The Wonderful World of Tillandsias: Saturday, Feb. 9. Discover the fascinating colors and varieties of Tillandsias – or “air plants,” plants that live without soil. 10 a.m. Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd, Bellingham. (360) 676-0400; www.bakerviewnursery.com.

The Fascinating World of Miniature Gardens: Saturday, Feb. 9. Wes Ladner, miniature gardens and terrarium expert, will show you creative ideas, accessories, rocks, sand, plants, and more. 2 p.m. Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd, Bellingham. (360) 676-0400; www.bakerviewnursery.com.

Choosing Your Apple Trees: Saturday, Feb. 9. Understand the differences among varieties, including disease resistance, growth habits, pollination, and eating and keeping qualities. 11 a.m., Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Reservations required. Call (360) 466-3821 or 800-585-8200). Free. Visit www.christiansonsnursery.com.

Sugar cookies: Saturday, Feb. 9. Learn to decorate sugar cookies like a professional in this hands-on class with Lisa Hatten. 1 to 4 p.m. Cordata co-op, Bellingham. $35 plus $20 each additional family member. Call (360) 383-3200.

Make Pies and Jams from your own garden: Saturday, Feb. 9. Learn to grow fruit in your own back yard. Class is free. Call to register. 9 a.m. Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama Street, Bellingham. Call (360) 676-5480.

Kim Chee for every household: Sunday, Feb. 10. Bring supplies and go home with ferments! 1 to 4 p.m. $35 per person, reservations required. Shamaba Farm and Nursery, Camano Island. Contact (360) 387-4110 or nancy@shambalafarm.com.

Seed Swap: Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Anacortes Senior Center (time to be announced), following the Jeane Thompson Memorial Lecture on gardening. Participants interested in bringing seeds should visit http://www.saltspringseeds.com/articles/how-to-save-seeds.htm, and are asked to ensure the seeds are packed properly and labeled with a brief description. For more information, see http://transitionfidalgo.org/food-and-gardening.

Grafting Watermelon and Tomato Hands-on Workshop: Tuesday, Feb. 12. Led by Dr. Carol A. Miles, Vegetable Extension Specialist, and Patti Kreider, Program Assistant, Department of Horticulture, WSU will show how to use the splice-graft technique to graft tomato and watermelon successfully. All materials provided. Cost is $55 per person. Morning and afternoon session. WSU Mount Vernon NW Washington Research and Extension Center, Mount Vernon. Register at Brown Paper Tickets.

Mind, Body, Spirit Wellness with Essential oils with Michelle Mahler: Tuesday, Feb. 12. Free, supply fee. In this interactive class we will smell, mix and test several recipes and take one home. Lavender, rosemary, peppermint, bergamot and chamomile are a few of the oils we will study. 6:30 p.m. Skagit Valley Co-op, Room 309.

Skagit Food Co-op presents Wednesday Movies in February: Dirt! The Movie: Wednesday, Feb. 13. Tells the story of the glorious and unappreciated material beneath our feet. 6:30 p.m. Skagit Valley Co-op, Room 309. Free. http://www.thedirtmovie.org/

Snohomish County Fruit Society Meeting: Grafting Fruit Trees: Wednesday, Feb. 13. Gil Schieber, of Skipley Farms, will discuss the Whip & Tongue method of grafting. Come learn the technique, about appropriate tools, rootstock, and scion wood. 7 p.m. in the Snohomish Library Multipurpose Room, 311 Maple Ave, Snohomish. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited. For further information, call (425) 398-5544.

A Garden Spot Valentine’s Day Party: Thursday, Feb. 14. Brownies and coffee will be served all day. 9 a.m. Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama Street, Bellingham. Call (360) 676-5480.

Annual Seed Swap and Resource Sharing Potluck: Thursday, Feb. 14. Bring seeds, plants, tools, excess resources, as well as networking coop seed/potato orders. Please RSVP. 5 p.m. Shamaba Farm and Nursery, Camano Island. Contact (360) 387-4110 or nancy@shambalafarm.com.

Growing Apples and Pears: Saturday, Feb. 16. Discuss planting, growing techniques, and pruning of apples and pears. Be prepared to be outside. $10 donation suggested. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cloud Mountain Farm Center,  6906 Goodwin Road, Everson. Call (360) 966-5859.

Winter Propagation; Grafting and Hardwood Cuttings: Saturday, Feb. 16. Propagation of woody plants is more challenging than starting seeds, but fun and easy. In this two hour workshop, we’ll look at propagation during the dormant season, through hardwood cuttings and grafting. Registration is required, $30 workshop fee. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Road, Everson. Call (360) 966-5859. Visit www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.com.

Pruning and Training Young Fruit Trees: Saturday, Feb. 16. Ani Gurnee of Aulos Design will talk about how judicious pruning and training can help your tree grow with more vigor, fruit production and beauty. 11 a.m. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Reservations required, $5 class fee. Call (360) 466-3821.

Learn to Grow Fantastic Roses: Saturday, Feb. 16. Join us for a gathering of local rose lovers in our cozy Garden Spot Greenhouse. Class is free. Special discounts will apply. Call to register. 9 a.m. Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama Street, Bellingham. Call (360) 676-5480.

Pruning & Maintaining Home Orchard Fruit Trees: Saturday, Feb. 16.  From planting to pruning, our resident fruit tree expert will show you how to maintain healthy and productive fruit trees. 10 a.m. Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd, Bellingham. (360) 676-0400; www.bakerviewnursery.com.

Fruit and Berry Selection: Saturday, Feb. 16. Come learn the best varieties of hardy fruit trees and berries for home gardens. 2 p.m. Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd, Bellingham. (360) 676-0400; www.bakerviewnursery.com.

Problem Trees in Your Garden? Saturday, Feb. 16. (Rescheduled from November.) Jim Barborinas of Urban Forestry Services in Mount Vernon will talk about evaluating hazardous trees and how to keep them safe and healthy, then guide a walking tour around the mature trees outside. Reservations required, $5 class fee. 1 p.m. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Call (360) 466-3821.

RE-cycled Structures Greenhouse Construction Workshop: Part 2 and 3: Part 2 is Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Part 3 is Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch, lectures and practical hands on experienctial participation. $125 per person. Shamaba Farm and Nursery, Camano Island. Contact (360) 387-4110 or nancy@shambalafarm.com.

Growing Giant Pumpkins: Sunday, Feb. 17. Phillip Renninger, the 2011 giant pumpkin weigh-off winner, will talk about early season protection, pruning, fertilizing, watering and more. Seeds will be available. Reservations required, $5 class fee. 1 p.m. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Call (360) 466-3821.

Vermicomposting with Callie Martin: Tuesday, Feb. 19. Free. Learn how easy it is to compost your food scraps by harnessing the work of worms. Participants will learn the basics of worm bin design, care and feeding. Instructor Callie Martin is the Waste Reduction Community Education/Outreach Specialist for Skagit County.  6:30 p.m. Skagit Valley co-op, Room 309.

Stuff It Class with Jill: Tuesday, Feb. 19.  This class will feature stuffed sweet peppers with sausage and cheese, a bruschetta-stuffed mushroom, mustard stuffed cheesy chicken and a stuffed cookie. Skagit Valley co-op, 6:30 p.m. at Blanchard Community Club. $10 Co-op Members. Please pre-register at (360) 336-5087×139.

Whatcom County Baking & Candy Contest: Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Ten Mile Grange in Lynden.  The contest is open to all and includes six entry classes for children. Entries are due between 10 a.m. and noon that day. Grange membership not required. Recipes need not be original. A copy of the Entry Rules are available in the 2012-13 Program Handbook at www.wa-grange.org (page 21). For more information, contact Edith at (360) 398-1296. A potluck dinner will begin at 6 p.m., followed by an auction of the entries. All welcome. Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Road, Lynden.

Skagit Food Co-op presents Wednesday Movies in February: Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead: Wednesday, Feb. 20. 100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is on a personal mission to regain his health. This film tells his story, as he hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. 6:30 p.m. Skagit Valley co-op, Room 309. Free.

Inflammation 101: Wednesday, Feb. 20. Learn about  inflammation  in this comprehensive class on what inflammation is and what you can do about it. Led by Shawna Michels (www.smlcoaching.com). 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $10. Sno-Isle Co-op, 2804 Grand Ave., Everett. Call (425) 259-3798.

Whatcom Dairy Speaker Series: Increasing Crop Diversity and Production: Thursday, Feb. 21. Interested in new crop rotation ideas, maximizing yields, and getting more value from your crops? WSU Whatcom Extension Agent Chris Benedict will talk about the benefits of a diverse crop rotation and the best varieties and methods of cover cropping to make harvest easier and reduce costs by increasing your overall feed production. Crops are a large part of the dairy business and in current economic times, increasing yields and reducing imports is key to success. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Speaker series is the third Thursday of every month. Ten Mile Grange Hall, Lynden. For more details and and RSVP form, see whatcomcd.org/dairy-speaker-series.

Hidden Legends Mead Tasting: Thursday, Feb. 21. Free. 21 and over with a valid ID., 4 to 7 p.m. Sno-Isle Co-op, 2804 Grand Ave., Everett. Call (425) 259-3798.

13th Annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: Thursday, Feb. 21 – March 2. Free admission and parking. Silent auctions benefiting BHRFF on opening and closing evenings. Full list of films and times are listed at http://bhrff.webs.com  (All are afternoon/evening hours except for 11:30 a.m.)

2013 NW WA Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting: Friday, Feb. 22. For Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan and beyond. Agritourism, food distribution, value-added and shoulder season, workplace CSA practices and more. One-on-one consultations, networking and round-table discussions. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham. $20 per person, includes lunch. $45 for a trade table (space limited). Contact erin@sconnect.org.

Seeds of Freedom Documentary: Friday, Feb. 22. “Seeds of Freedom charts the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity-rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity, used to monopolize the global food system.” Discussion following film. Program created in partnership with Local Food Works.  7 to 9 p.m. Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Highway, Deming. Call (360) 592-2422.

The Northwest Flower & Garden Show: Feb. 20-24. Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. Varied admission prices. Visit gardenshow.com/

Bellingham Farmers Market Winter Market: Saturday, Feb. 23. New monthly winter markets on the third Saturday of the month through March. Produce, specialty foods, crafts and more. Depot Market Square, corner of Chestnut and Railroad, Bellingham. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit bellinghamfarmers.org/

Women in Ag conference: Saturday, Feb. 23. Statewide agricultural conference in county locations offering inspirational stories and practical advice on how to improve farm management skills. Main speaker broadcasted to all locations, followed by local panelists. For more information and specific locations, visit extension.wsu.edu/womeninag.

Backyard Chicken Keeping: Saturday, Feb. 23. Learn the fundamentals for your backyard flock, raising baby chicks, different breeds, what to look for in a coop, managing common health issues and more. Registration required. 9 a.m. to noon at Whatcom Community College, Bellingham. $35. Call (360) 383-3200.

Growing Apples and Pears: Saturday, Feb. 23. Repeat workshop (see details from Feb. 16). $10 donation suggested. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cloud Mountain Farm Center,  6906 Goodwin Road, Everson.

Starting Your Seeds Indoors 101: Saturday, Feb. 23. Learn about lighting, soil, temperature, containers, and seed germination times. Free. 9 a.m. Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama Street, Bellingham. Call (360) 676-5480.

Growing Stone Fruits; Cherries, Peaches, & Plums: Saturday, Feb. 23. Discuss planting, growing techniques, and pruning of stone fruits. Be prepared to be outside. 1:30 to 3 p.m. $10 donation suggested. Cloud Mountain Farm Center,  6906 Goodwin Road, Everson. Call (360) 966-5859.

Basic Veggie Gardening in Whatcom County: Saturday, Feb. 23. Our resident vegetable expert shares experiences growing veggies, and will cover watering wisely, fertilizing, harvesting, and the best varieties for crops. 10 a.m. Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd, Bellingham. (360) 676-0400; www.bakerviewnursery.com.

Seed Starting Basics: Saturday, Feb. 23. Get a jump-start on the growing season by learning how to properly start your own veggies and flowers from seed. 2 p.m. Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd, Bellingham. (360) 676-0400; www.bakerviewnursery.com.

Blending Essential Oils: Saturday, Feb. 23. Learn about what essential oils do and its effects on the body, and about basic blending and how you can incorporate them into every day uses. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free. Sno-Isle Co-op, 2804 Grand Ave., Everett. Call (425) 259-3798.

Be Weather-Wise: Saturday, Feb. 23. Hear local historian Rod Perry share a brief history of the Weather Service and the Cooperative Observer Program (Coop). Learn how to access any U.S. Coop Station data, including Clearbrook records started in 1903. Explore current and historical weather data from WSU, climate prediction models from NOAA, the virtual Weather Café by Rufus and much more. All ages. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr, Everson. Call (360) 966-5100.

Growing Dry Beans & Grains in your Backyard: Sunday, Feb. 24. Krista Rome, of Backyard Beans & Grains, will discuss variety selection, planting, maintenance, harvest, threshing, storage, and cooking methods. For all levels. Emphasis on low-tech methods and hand tools. Free, donations accepted. 2 p.m. Hannegan Farm and Home, 6931 Hannegan Road, Lynden. Call (360) 389-5268.

Soil Fertility: Tuesday, Feb. 26. With Callie Martin and Debbie Natelson. 6:30 p.m. Skagit Valley co-op, Room 309. Free.

Sugar 101: Wednesday, Feb. 27. Fun and informative class on the good and bad of sugar and alternative sweeteners.6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $10. Sno-Isle Co-op, 2804 Grand Ave., Everett. Call (425) 259-3798.

Skagit Food Co-op presents Wednesday Movies in February: We Are Not Ghosts: Wednesday, Feb. 27. Fifty years ago Detroit was booming with two million hard-working people. Then the auto industry crashed and so did the Motor City. But some didn’t give up on the city they love. This film tells their stories: from community businesses, to place-based schools, to thriving urban gardens and spoken word artists.

Coming Up In March

Everett Craft Brewery Tour: Saturday, March 2. Tour three breweries in the Everett area with the Sno-Isle Co-op and Experience Everett. The tour will start at the Inn at Port Gardner at 11:30 a.m. for sign-in and pre-tour pastries. Participants will then be transported by bus to the brewing facilities of Diamond Knot, Lazy Boy and Scuttlebutt breweries. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets.

Hot Hellebores and Other Cool Plants for Early Color: Saturday, March 2. Marianne Binetti describes how to garden with the crown jewel of winter flowers, hellebores. Binetti is author of “Best Garden Plants for Washington and Oregon.” Her talk is part of Christianson’s Winter Festival. Free, reservations required. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon.  Call (360) 466-3821.

Winter Gardens Photography Contest: All entries will be exhibited in Christianson’s Schoolhouse during its Winter Festival, March 2-3. Entries will be professionally judged and the winners announced on March 2. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon.

Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation’s Winter Field Day & Open House: Saturday, March 2. This year’s theme is “Local and Organic.” Learn to prune and graft in workshops, see demonstrations. Rootstock and scionwood available for sale to graft your own tree! Entry is free to all members or $15 per person. Bring lunch. Northwest Washington Research and Extension Center, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon. See nwfruit.org/

Skagit Human Rights Festival 10th Anniversary: Dates are March 7-28 at the Philip Tarro Theatre on the Skagit Valley College campus and at the Lincoln Theatre. Includes Food: Skagit Food System Presentation from collaborators in the Skagit Food Shed on March 14 at 7 p.m. at PT Theatre: All events are free, donations accepted. For more information and full events schedule, visit www.skagithrf.wordpress.com.

Whatcom Home and Garden Show: Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10. With over 200 vendors displaying products and services for your home and garden in northwest Washington. Tickets are $7 per adult (16 and over), $6 per seniors (over 55), and free for kids under 16. Produced by the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County. Hours are Friday 10-8, Saturday 10-8 and Sunday 10-5. See the complete schedule at www.biawc.com.

Everett Home and Garden Show: Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10. Home and garden displays and information. Hours are Friday 12-8, Saturday 10-7, and Sunday 10-5. Everett Events Center at Comcast Arena, Broadway & Hewitt, Everett. For full listings, see www.everetthomegardenshow.com/

Anacortes Monthly Winter Farmers Market: Saturday, March 9. Every second saturday of the month through April, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local farm goods, fresh baked breads and treats and more. Depot Market Square, Anacortes. Visit anacortesfarmersmarket.org/.

27th Annual Spring Craft and Antique Show: Thursday, March 14 through Saturday, March 16. Shop for handcrafted gifts, home decor, vintage treasures, and gourmet delights. Admission $5 per person. Thursday and Friday hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front Street, Lynden. For more details, visit http://lyndencraftantiqueshow.com/.

Spring Fling Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show: Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17. Northwest WA Fairgrounds Lynden. See details at www.northstaronhorses.com/Spring-Fling-Schooling-Show.html.

Bellingham Monthly Winter Farmers Market: Saturday, March 16. Produce, specialty foods, crafts and more. Depot Market Square, corner of Chestnut and Railroad, Bellingham. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit bellinghamfarmers.org/

Whatcom Conservation District’s 20th Annual Native Plant Sale and 6th Annual Expo: Saturday, March 23. Over 40 tree and shrub species available. Local organizations and information on site. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Campus of Whatcom Community College, Bellingham. Large orders must be received at the WCD office by Monday, March 11. Pre-order pick ups Friday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on campus. Call (360) 354-2035.

Skagit Food co-op 2013 Wellness Fair: Saturday, March 23. Featuring practitioner fair on the 3rd floor, demos, samples and raffles in store. Various presentations. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Skagit Valley Food co-op.

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