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EVENTS CALENDAR: July 2014

Jul 3rd, 2014 | Category: Events

Everett-Animal Farm at Forest Park: Meet the animals who help make agriculture one of Snohomish County’s leading industries. Laugh at the young goats’ antics and visit all their barnyard friends: woolly sheep, chatty ducks and hens, soft rabbits and muddy pigs. Free admission. Donations are greatly appreciated to offset the cost of feed and barnyard maintenance. The Animal Farm is located at Forest Park. 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd, Everett, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Through Aug. 24.

 

Laurie Potter to be Artwood Gallery’s featured artist for July. Each month Artwood Gallery  features a particular artist or category of woodwork, and also participates in Old Fairhaven events. In July, Artwood’s walls will display Laurie Potter’s bold and imaginative paintings. Her work reflects her attention to color, form, and detail. In creating vibrant representational paintings that portray her love of the natural world, her artwork blends close observation with imagination and a passion for her subject. Along with Laurie’s wonderful art you will see the work of Artwood’s member-owners and dozens of other woodworkers:  exceptional furniture, lamps, boxes, kitchen ware, and accessories. Artwood is open 11 to 6, Monday through Saturday, and 11 to 5 on Sunday. 1000 Harris Avenue in Old Fairhaven. 360-647-1628.

 

Loggerrodeo: Friday, July 3 to Monday, July 6: Sedro-Woolley hosts the oldest 4th of July celebration in Washington State. Grand parade, kiddie parade and family night at the carnival, street dance, logging show, blues jamboree, famous chainsaw carving competition, fireworks, beard contest, classic car show, eagles BBQ and more. For a full list of activities, see www.loggerodeo.com.

 

Yes We CAN! Canned Beer Festival: Friday, July 4. A total of 30 northwest breweries will be represented at the first canned craft beer festival. Street food, yard games (for kids and grown ups), beer for 21+, and a great view of the fireworks. Performances by Bellingham Circus Guild and live music by Moongrass, Hot Damn Scandal, and more. Tickets are $35 VIP advanced purchase only, $20 general admission advanced, $25 at the door. 6 to 10 p.m. Elizabeth Station block party, J Street, between Holly & Astor, Bellingham. Benefits RE Sources for Sustainable Communities. See www.re-sources.org/events/yes-we-can.

 

Darrington’s 4th of July: Parade starts at noon followed by the 4th of July Fair at the Mansford Grange. Fireworks at dusk.

 

Celebrate Independence Day! July 4. The Garden Spot is open on July 4th patio or holiday gathering in brilliant shades of red, white and blue. Enjoy lemonade and home-baked brownies while you shop. and we’ve got patriotic containers for your front. Garden Spot Nursery, Bellingham. (360) 676-5480.

 

Ceramics and Basketry, Together at Last! Saturday, July 5. Renowned local duo, Larry Richmond (ceramics) and Peggy Kondo (weaving) are featured artists this July at Good Earth Pottery. Meet the artists at an opening reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Representing more than 50 local artists, the gallery has been located in the historic Fairhaven district since 1969. 1000 Harris Avenue, Bellingham. Call  (360) 671-3998 or see www.goodearthpots.com.

 

Cob Oven Workshop: Saturday, July 5. Have you ever wanted to make wood-fired pizza but don’t own a wood-fired oven? Did you know there is a wood-fired cob oven located in Maple Falls available for use by the public? Join the Friends of the North Fork Library at the Maple Falls Community Garden for a discussion of how this cob oven was built and how to fire the oven properly in order to bake pizza and bread. Firing of the oven starts at 10 a.m., followed by discussion of cob construction techniques and a taste of wood-fired pizza. To register for this event, go to wcls.org and click on Events.  10 a.m. to noon at the Maple Falls Community Garden, 7800 Silver Lake Road. Call (360) 305-3600.

 

Planning & Planting Winter Vegetables: Sunday, July 6. Take advantage of mild weather and extend your growing season by planting winter vegetables. This class includes a brief discussion of what grows well in Whatcom County and when to plant your winter garden. 2 p.m. Hovander Park, Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens. Free. (360) 676-6736 x12.

 

Bow Little Market Woodworkers’ Day: Thursday, July 10. Meet a variety of local woodworkers and see their creations from 1 to 6 p.m. at the weekly Bow Little Market at Belfast Feed Store, 6200 N. Green, along Old Hwy 99 just south of Bow Hill Rd. For more details, see bowlittlemarket.wordpress.com.

 

Field Day:  Thursday, July 10. A field tour, research updates and barbecue will highlight the free, public field day beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Washington State University Mount Vernon Research and Extension Center at 16650 State Route 536. Walking tour of nearly 100 acres of active research plots; tractor-driven wagon ride also available. Brief presentations will highlight the center’s eight research programs. Faculty members and graduate students will talk about their research and extension projects and how their work impacts the region’s growers, consumers, agricultural businesses and local economies. Chicken barbecue at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Kim Binczewski at (360) 848-6153.

 

Friday Fish Fry, Old Fashioneds and Farm Tunes: Friday, July 11. Br’er Rabbit performs (folk-stomp Americana from the Pacific Northwest). 6 to 9 p.m. BelleWood Acres Distilling & Event Center, 6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden. BelleWoodFarms.com, (360) 318-7720.

 

Sultan Shindig: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 11-13. This yearly event celebrates local logging history and includes a carnival, food, crafts, and live entertainment. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Show includes spar-pole climbing and ax throwing. The carnival gates open on Friday evening and runs through Sunday. 36010 State Route 2, Sultan.

 

Kids-R-Best Fest: Saturday, July 12. Come celebrate kids at this annual event offering games, activities, live entertainment, food, prizes and lots more. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Storvik Park in Anacortes. For more information, see anacortes.org.

 

Structural Pruning for Young Trees: Saturday, July 12. Nip it in the bud! Doing just the right pruning when a tree is young can prevent the need for difficult pruning or structural failures when the tree is mature. In this lecture and demonstration, Certified Arborist Christian Pfeiffer will show you the simple steps for training young trees for future structure and beauty,  and how to make the right cuts for the best results. 11 a.m. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Class fee is $8. Reservations required. Call (360) 466-3821. See www.christiansonsnursery.com.

 

Putting Your Woody Yard Debris to Work! Saturday, July 12. Create more vertical space and edges that create microclimates and diverse growing space that is artistic and easy to harvest. Join Certified Permaculture Designer Nancy Chase, owner of Shambala Farm on Camano Island, to learn the wonderful ways you can put your trimmings, pruning, weeding and combined organic materials to work in unique ways to create beds that are self-watering and fertilizing. Plus learn composting techniques that can be designed to rotate, sift and make layout ready garden beds simultaneously. 1 p.m. Reservations required. Class fee is $8. Call (360) 466-3821. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. See www.christiansonsnursery.com.

 

July Veggie Demo at the Bellingham Farmers Market: Saturday, July 12. See how to prepare, cook and dress up all types of locally grown produce right in the market. Take away a recipe or two and have some meal plans for the rest of the week ready to go with local in-season produce. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bellingham Farmers Market. Sponsored by Sustainable Connections.

 

Bodacious Bonsai ‘Make it And Take it’: Saturday, July 12. Plant your very own bonsai for your home or as a gift for a friend. Go step by step through the process of planting a bonsai and get tips for care and watering. Class fee is $49 and includes pot, plant and soil. 9 a.m. Garden Spot Nursery, Bellingham. Call (360) 676-5480.

 

Fiber Quest: Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13. Join this summer celebration of local fiber. This event is taking place once this year. Visit the island’s fiber farms and plan your fall projects. Participating farms include Fern Ridge Alpacas, Paradise Found Fiber Farm, Knitty Purls, Olympic Mist Farm, Pronkin’ Pastures Alpaca Ranch, Frosen Acres Alpacas, Whidbey Isle Yarns, Gifts & Teas, and Island Bliss Alpacas. See www.whidbeyfiberquest.com.

 

Whatcom Horticultural Society 28th Annual Tour of Private Gardens: Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13. Tour six Bellingham gardens from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets (presale) are $15 and $18, and day of are $18 and $22. Under 12 free. Tickets available in Bellingham at: A Lot of Flowers, The Garden Room, The Gardens at Padden Creek, The Garden Spot, De Wildes Nursery, Kent’s Nursery, Visitor Information Center, Van Wingerden Garden Center in Blaine, Cloud Mountain Farm Center in Everson and Vander Giessen Nurseries in Lynden. For more information, see www.whatcomhortsociety.org or call (360) 319-6593.

 

Stanwood – Art By the Bay: Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13.  Art by the Bay includes over 100 juried artists and craftspeople from around the Northwest, plants and garden art, gourmet food. Free admission, free parking, and free music. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stanwood Camano Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood.

 

Junk in the Trunk: Saturday, July 12. Come shop and explore all the trunks filled with household items, collectibles and crafts for sale. Enjoy food, music and more. Rain or shine event. Located at the Municipal Courthouse, 1015 State Ave., Marysville. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Email for more information mburgess@marysvillewa.gov.

 

The Birds & The Bees: Naturally Attract Your Favorite Wildlife: Saturday, July 12. Instructor Marti Civarra will give great tips on creating a backyard wildlife habitat where all the birds and butterflies will want to be, and why it’s not only enjoyable to watch and see, but helpful in the protection of your plants. Free. Sunnyside Nursery, Marysville. Contact (425) 334-2002 or info@sunnysidenursery.net.

 

Alger Naturescape Garden Opening Celebration: Saturday, July 12. Celebrate the grand opening of the Naturescape and Nectar Garden from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Alger Community Hall, 18735 Parkview Lane, Alger. The day’s events will feature a brief ceremony recognizing all the businesses and volunteers who helped make the garden dream a reality.  The ceremony will herald the unveiling of interpretive signs that will inspire visitors to use native plants in their own yards to help preserve habitat and keep our streams and rivers clean. Garden tours will be available as well as games, music, baked goods for sale, educational displays, a wildlife costume parade, and spots for picnicking around the garden. The celebration is hosted by Alger Community Hall, Friday Creek Habitat Stewards, Skagit Conservation District and Chuckanut Transition.

 

Artists of South Whidbey 40th Annual Show & Sale: Friday through Sunday, July 11-13 and Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20. Two weekend of local art from 25 members. The show opens with a Friday evening reception in the Old Bayview School, corner of E. Marshview and Bayview roads. The Show will feature original works of art by 25 of its members. See https://www.facebook.com/Artistsofsouthwhidbey.

 

3 Sisters Family Farms & Market Old Fashion Farm Dinner: Saturday, July 12. Enjoy local food at this old fashioned farm dinner. 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person which includes local wine, dinner, tour, live music and more. Call (360) 678-5445 or email jessica@3sistersbeef.com. Portion of ticket sales go to Whidbey Camano Land Trust towards land preservation.

 

Summer Sounds on the Farm: Saturday, July 12. Everett Music Initiative and Snoqualmie Ice Cream sponsor an all-ages, family-friendly summer concert with performances by The Cave Singers, Lonesome Shack, Shannon Stevens and Each & All. Lawn games, a beer garden, ice cream specials and more. 5 p.m. For tickets, see brownpapertickets.com/event/734086. $15 advance/$20 door, youth $10, kids 12 and under free. Snoqualmie Ice Cream, 21106 86th Ave SE, Snohomish.

 

Bastille Day Picnic with Karina Davidson: Monday, July 14. Enjoy a medley of savory tarts and quiche, salads and desserts. A $7 wine option is payable at class. Bon appetit! 6:30 p.m. Downtown Co-op, Bellingham. $39 per person. Register at (360) 383-3200.

 

Chef Farm Tour: Whatcom Bounty: Wednesday, July 16. Weekday farm tour of three farms and one winery: Sage & Sky Farm, Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Growing Washington and Samson Estates Winery. $20 per person. Samples, coffee and tea available. Dress for the weather, wear farm walking shoes and bring a snack. Meet at the Sustainable Connections Office in Bellingham at 7:45 a.m., and return by 12:30 p.m. Contact Sara at (360) 647-7093 x114 or sara@sconnect.org.

 

Caribbean Summer with Sarah Chan: Wednesday, July 16. Sarah Chan shares summer dishes from the Caribbean. 6 to 9 p.m. Cordata Co-op, Bellingham.  Register at (360) 383-3200. $39 per person.

 

38th Annual Bluegrass Festival: Friday through Sunday, July 18-20. This annual festival will feature Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers and Audie Blaylock and Redline at the Bluegrass Music Park on WA Route 530 in Darrington. Dry camping is available, no drugs or alcohol. Dogs must be leashed at campsite. Music, vendors and food.

 

Friday Fish Fry, Old Fashioneds and Farm Tunes: Friday, July 18. LOST at LAST performs (outlaw country). 6 to 9 p.m. BelleWood Acres Distilling & Event Center, 6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden. BelleWoodFarms.com, (360) 318-7720.

 

Cement City Street Fair: Saturday, July 19.  Enjoy everything Concrete has to offer including music, food, art, crafts, poetry festival and more. See www.concrete-wa.com for more information.

 

San Juan Island Lavender Festival: Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20. Lavender farm with demonstrations, talks, exhibits, do-it-yourself tables, open organic fields for strolling and more. Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pelindaba Lavender Farm, Friday Harbor.

 

Foothills Garden Tour: Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20. Visit six private gardens in eastern Whatcom County, benefitting the Deming Library. Variety of features include ponds, arboretum of mature trees, shrubs and many vegetable and flower gardens. Garden art by local artists is shown and for sale at three of the gardens. The Van Zandt Hall also has arts and crafts. Tickets $10 advance, $12 day of. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (360) 592-5456.

 

Biringer Farm Raspberry Fest: Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20. Giant strawberry ride, mini pedal tractors, giant inflatables, kiddie slides, pennies in the hay, kites, face painting, farm animals, lots of raspberries and a jam contest. Enjoy a fun filled family day at the Biringer Farm in Arlington, 21412 59th Ave. NE, Arlington.  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (425) 259-0255.

 

Make a Gnome or Fairy Garden: Saturday, July 19. Create your own magical table garden using small items such as shells, flowers, stones, and tiny gnomes or fairies.  For grades K-5. 10:30 a.m. South Whatcom Library, 8 Barn View Ct., Sudden Valley, Gate 2, Bellingham. Call (360) 305-3600.

 

Rock & Gem Show: Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20. Large displays of rocks and gems, demonstrations, jewelry, raffles, kids activities and more. Saturday field trip to collect travertine at 11 a.m. Located at Mansford Grange #7101265 Railroad Avenue, Darrington. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

 

Hypertufa: Saturday, July 19. Local landscape designer and garden artist Kathy Hirdler of Floribunda Designs returns to Christianson’s to share her knowledge of making hypertufa containers and garden art. Make a hypertufa trough to take home for planting with alpine plants or sedums, while learning about hypertufa and other cement-based materials. All materials and supplies are provided. Bring gardening gloves and wear old clothes or a sturdy apron and bring a trowel. Class fee is $39. 10 a.m. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. To reserve a spot, call (360) 466-3821.

 

Clematis Made Easy: Sunday, July 20. Learn how to choose a clematis, plant it, what the three clematis pruning groups are, which are the easiest to grow, and more. 1 p.m. Class fee is $8. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon.  Reservations required. Call (360) 466-3821.

 

Whatcom Wine & Spirits Fest: Sunday, July 20. Sustainable Connections, in partnership with Whatcom Winery and Distillery Association, is holding the second annual event, celebrating local wineries and distillers. Over 40 local wine and spirit samples available, live music and local food. Advance tickets will be available online or at the door ($25/$30) and include 8 tasting tickets and food samples. Additional tasting tickets available for purchase on site. All proceeds benefit Sustainable Connections Food and Farming program. 1 to 5 p.m. Bellewood Acres, Lynden. Contact erin@sconnect.org or (360) 647-7093.

 

3rd Annual Sustainable Samish Watershed Garden Tour: Sunday, July 20. See gardens, how to raise sheep and chickens, create a backyard sanctuary for wildlife and people while also using solar power, learn the benefits of establishing native trees and more.  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Maps and directions to each of the featured gardens on this self-guided tour will be available between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Alger Community Hall, 18735 Parkview Lane, Burlington (Alger). For more information, contact Kristi Carpenter at (360) 428-4313 or email kristi@skagitcd.org.

 

Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour: July 20. Self-guided tour exploring gardens at various locations in Edmonds. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See www.edmondsinbloom.com.

 

Point Roberts Garden Tour XIII: Sunday, July 20. Once every two years visitors get a peek into the unique private gardens of Point Roberts. This year’s self-guided tour includes eight gardens, and afternoon tea with entertainment and Master Gardeners to answer questions. Tickets are $15. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (A reminder to visitors that an enhanced drivers license or passport will be needed to enter Canada on the way to Point Roberts.) For more information, call (360) 945-2066.

 

East Indian Vegetarian Burrito Bar with Brent Pyeatt: Monday, July 21. A buffet-style burrito bar will allow students to customize their creations. 6 p.m. $39 per person. Cordata Co-op, Bellingham. Register at (360) 383-3200.

 

Skagit Sawmill Tour: Tuesday, July 22. Join NWAIA and Sustainable Connections for a tour of three Skagit Valley lumber mills (Sierra Pacific Industries, Duluth Timber Mill and Smith and Vallee Woodworks) that have a range in products and services from large scale to reclamation. Tours followed by drinks and refreshments in Edison. Cost is $5/$15. To register, contact  rose@sconnect.org or (360) 647-7093 x107.

 

Llamas at the Library! Wednesday, July 23. See registered therapy llamas and learn about all things llama with JNK Llama Farm. For ages 4-11. 10:30 a.m. Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Call (360) 305-3600.

 

Berry Extravaganza with Karina Davidson: Thursday, July 24. Karina’s very berry recipes include mixed berry pavlova, blueberry bundt coffeecake with streusel, berry muffins and berry crisps. $39 per person. 6:30 p.m. Downtown Co-op, Bellingham. Register at (360) 383-3200.

 

Gold Bar – Gold Dust Days: Friday through Sunday, July 25-27. Live music, food vendors, arts and craft vendors, car show, period melodrama, Civil War Re-enactors, free childrens activities and gold panning. 4 to 8 p.m. Gold Bar Elementary School, 419 Lewis Ave, Gold Bar. See www.golddustdays.org.

 

Friends of the Ferndale Library BIG Book Sale: Friday, July 25 to Sunday July 27. We’ll be moving into the new Ferndale Library soon, enjoy our Large Pavilion Library Friends Bookstore while you can. Open during library hours. Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. Call (360) 305-3600.

 

Friday Fish Fry, Old Fashioneds and Farm Tunes: Friday, July 25. Prozac Mountain Boys performs. 6 to 9 p.m. BelleWood Acres Distilling & Event Center, 6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden. BelleWoodFarms.com, (360) 318-7720.

 

Mount Vernon Sidewalk Sale: Friday and Saturday, July 25-26. This annual event literally gets arts and crafts vendors and the downtown merchants and their goods out onto the sidewalk. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information contact the Mount Vernon Downtown Association at dep.mvda@gmail.com.

 

Treasures Under the Tents Vintage Market: Friday and Saturday, July 25-26. Friday get a sneak peak shopping party  from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and your wrist band gets you in on Saturday free. Saturday hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3 entry fee. The Lavender House, Lynden. See www.thelavenderhouse.net.

 

Bite of Skagit: Saturday, July 26. With all profits going to charity, this annual event brings together downtown restaurants and Skagit County. Due to construction in Downtown Mount Vernon,  the Bite has moved to a new location at Waterfront Park at Swinomish Casino and Lodge. Tickets per bite. Noon to 4 p.m. Food, music, kids activities, beer and wine garden andmore.  Waterfront Park, 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes WA.  Take Exit 230 from I 5 and head west. See www.biteofskagit.org.

 

Keep it Growing!  Fall Crops for Summer Planting: Saturday, July 26. Learn how to seed vegetable crops now, for a harvest in the fall, including kale, broccoli, peas and more. 9 a.m. Garden Spot Nursery, Bellingham. Call (360) 676-5480.

 

Family fun at Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens: Saturday, July 26. Music, art projects, theater games, food, a scavenger hunt, prizes, garden projects and more. These activities will all be offered by these participating organizations: the Imagine Children’s Museum, the Schack Art Center, the Everett Public Library, Kidstage, The downtown Everett YMCA, the Master Gardeners of Snohomish County, the Pilchuck Audubon Society and the Evergreen Arboretum Foundation. 1 to 3 p.m. Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens,  145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. See evergreenarboretum.com.

 

Silvana Fair: Saturday, July 26. The Silvana Community Fair is held annually to promote community spirit and help local youth prepare for larger Fairs. Arts, crafts, pony rides, animals, games for kids, music, delicious fair food and family fun at the Viking Hall, Silvana. Entrance and parking are free. Educational opportunities abound, youth show many types of animals. Various categories open to adults and youth. Fair food, vendors, indoor exhibits and demonstrations. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1331 Pioneer Hwy, Silvana.

 

6th Annual Bryant Blueberry Festival: Saturday, July 26. Pony rides, face painting, balloon artist, old fashioned BBQ, berry picking and more. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bryant Farm, 5628 Grandview Road, Arlington. (360) 474-8424.

 

Summer Dinner on the Farm: Saturday, July 26. 5 p.m. Mount Vernon. “Celebrate Skagit ~ Dinner on the Farm” offers guests an elegant dining experience in a unique agricultural setting. $125 per person.  (360) 336-3974.

 

3rd Annual Anacortes Tour de Coops & Crops: Saturday, July 26. Tour 11 participating lots in Anacortes. 1 to 4:30 p.m. City chicken workshop from 10 a.m. to noon at Depot at the Anacortes Farmer’s Market. Get maps for the self-guided tour at the market.

Loganberry Festival: Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27. Performances, wine and beer garden and more. Greenbank Farm, Greenbank. See greenbankfarm.biz.

 

Snohomish Garden Club’s 30th Annual Garden Tour: Sunday, July 27. Eight gardens open to the public. Noon to 5 p.m. Tickets will be available for $12. For more information, call (425) 377-2084.

 

Growing, Tending and Harvesting Dahlias: Saturday, July 26. John and Kathy Willson of Swede Hill Dahlia and Sunflower Farm will show how to grow, tend and harvest dahlias successfully. Class fee is $8. 11 a.m. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Reservations required. Call (360) 466-3821.

 

Away with Weeds! Saturday, July 26. Ani Gurnee discusses how weeds work and what you can do to minimize their aggravation. 1 p.m. Class fee is $8. Reservations required. Call (360) 466-3821. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon.

 

Kids’ Craft Fair:  Saturday, July 26. Homemade crafts and treats made by children. Everything $4 or less. Registration is required, and space is limited. For ages 5-13. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. South Whatcom Library, 8 Barn View Ct., Sudden Valley, Gate 2, Bellingham. Call (360) 305-3600.

 

Celebrate Skagit ~ Dinner on the Farm: Saturday, July 26. Local chef Georgia Johnson will prepare local ingredients for the annual on at Gordon Skagit Farms in Mount Vernon. The dinner is a fundraiser for Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland. All the food served is grown in and around the Skagit Valley. See skagitonians.org for more information.

 

Beginning Bonsai Workshop: Sunday, July 27. Learn hands-on basics of creating a beautiful bonsai from expert Tori Lenze. SClass fee includes all materials including bonsai pot, plant, soil and screening. Students bring small pruners, scissors and gloves. $49 class fee, $35 materials fee. Reservations required. Call (360) 466-3821. 1 p.m. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon.

 

Tomatoes, Salsa, and Relish: Hands-on Food Preservation Class: Monday, July 28. Take home a jar you canned during class. These classes are part of a comprehensive program comprised of both online lessons and hands-on workshops. Participants are required to complete the online course “Preserve the Taste of Summer” before taking any of the following classes. Cost is $20 for each class. Program through WSU Skagit Extension. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Unitarian Church, Mount Vernon. Pre-register for classes by calling Vivian at (360) 428-4270 ext. 238.

 

Children’s Craft Fair: Tuesday, July 29. Homemade crafts and treats made by children. Everything $4 or less. 2 p.m. Registration is required. For ages 5-13. Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. Call (360) 305-3600.

 

Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Association annual Gas and Steam Show: Wednesday, July 30 through Saturday, Aug. 2. Come see many displays of cars, trucks, tractors, and engines. The static and operating displays demonstrate and teaches how equipment was used in farming and logging. Activities for kids of all ages. Berthusen Park, Lynden. Gates open at 7 a.m. until dusk. For more information, see www.psatma.com or call Brian Dykstra at (360) 296-0655.

 

Whidbey Island Fair: Thursday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug, 3. Celebrate 90 years of family fun. Games, rides, music, food, exhibits, and much more. For full schedule and tickets, see whidbeyislandfair.com.

 

 

AUGUST

Stanwood-Camano Community Fair: Friday, Aug. 1. The “Best Lil Fair in the West” is one of the largest community fairs in Washington State which showcases the Stanwood-Camano Community’s past, present and future. Enjoy exhibits, entertainment and carnival. Adults $10, seniors and children $7, under 5 free. 6431 Pioneer Hwy., Stanwood. Call (360) 629-4121.

 

Leaf Sculpture – Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2-3. Garden art ‘Kayak Greens’ business owner Sandy Milam shows you how to make a leaf sculpture. Craft clothes and gloves are suggested. Two classes available. $40 fee includes materials. Pre-registration and payment required. Sunnyside Nursery, Marysville. Call (425) 334-2002.

 

Skagit County Fair: Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 6-9. Food, live music, animals, fun, rides, tractor show, car show, square dance, and more. Meet local and community organizations at booths. Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 W. Taylor Street, Mount Vernon. Adults $7, youth and senior citizens $6, family $20. Kids 5 and under free. Wednesday, Aug. 6 all tickets $4 until 4 p.m. Call (360) 336 – 9414.

 

Marysville Homegrown Festival: Friday, Aug. 8. Handmade and hand grown items for purchase. Over 100 vendors showcasing local produce, artisans, musicians, and artists. Entertainment for kids and adults. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more details, e-mail mvillehomegrown@gmail.com.

 

25th Annual Stillaguamish Festival of the River and Pow Wow: Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9-10. River Meadows Park. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 

Lavender’s Secrets Revealed: Saturday, Aug. 9. Lavender is beloved for its fragrance, color and utility as an herb. “Lavender Man”  Tony B. shares his top tips for lavender growers. Learn to grow healthy plants and revive old ones too. Free. 9 a.m. Garden Spot Nursery, Bellingham. Call (360) 676-5480.

 

Summer Harvest Day: Sunday, Aug. 10. Late summer is the pinnacle of fruit and veggies in the garden. Come tour Cloud Mountain Farm Center’s growing fields and taste what can be grown here.  Admission fee, registration not required. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Road, Everson. See more at www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org.

 

Northwest Washington Fair: Monday through Saturday, Aug. 11-16. Live music and grandstand entertainment. For complete schedule, see nwwafair.com/events/northwest-washington-fair.

 

6th Annual Lummi Island Edible Garden Tour & Workshops: Saturday, Aug. 16. Two morning workshops, followed by a tour of edible gardens of Lummi Island from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 individual, $15 family, and includes the workshops with Kelle A. Rankin-Sunter, Mason Bees & Alternative Pollinators, Blaine CORE Community Orchards for Resources & Education, and Mary VonKrusensteirn giving a guided tour of Loganita Farm. Food, produce and performance of “South Pacific” at Beach School Auditorium, presented by the PTO Lummi Island Summer Theatre Camp at 7 p.m. (additional fee). All proceeds benefit Beach Elementary School through the non-profit Lummi Island Foundation for Education. See www.beachschoolfoundation.org.

 

Hypertufa ‘Make It and Take It’: Saturday, Aug. 23. Make your own, old English style Hypertufa trough in this ‘Make It and Take It’ class with Kim. Create your own planter in the style of old stone sinks that have been used to grow plants for centuries. Hypertufa is lighter than concrete and undamaged by freezing. Class fee is $39. 9 a.m. Garden Spot Nursery, Bellingham. (360) 676-5480.

 

Evergreen State Fair: Friday through Sunday, Aug. 29 – Sept. 1. Concerts, carnival, pig races, animal exhibits, contests, lumberjack shows, auto races, rodeo, aztec dancers, muscle cars and more. 14405 179th Ave SE, Monroe. (360) 805-6704.

 

 

FARMERS MARKETS

ISLAND COUNTY

Bayview Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 25. Bayview Corner, at Highway 525 and Bayview Road (follow the large farmers market sign). See www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com.

 

Clinton Thursday Market: Thursdays through Aug. 28 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at Clinton Community Hall, SR525 at Humphrey. Contact info@clintonthursdaymarket.com.

 

Coupeville Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 11 on the Community Green next to the Coupeville Library and municipal parking lot (off Alexander Street). Contact coupevillemarket@aol.com.

 

Greenbank Farm and Flea Market: Sunday event that is part farmers market with locally grown items and part flea market featuring hand made and vintage pieces at Greenbank Farm. Contact director@greenbankfarm.com or see greenbankfarm.biz.

 

Oak Harbor Farmers Market: Thursdays 4 to 7 p.m. through Sept. 25, located next to the Visitor Center in Oak Harbor (just off Highway 20). Contact oakharbormarket@yahoo.com.

 

South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market: Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2812 Thompson Road, off SR 525 between Freeland and Bayview Corner. Visit www.southwhidbeytilth.org/market.

 

SAN JUAN

Lopez Island Farmers Market: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lopez Village. See lopezfarmersmarket.com.

 

Orcas Island Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the last weekend of September on the Village Green in Eastsound. See orcasislandfarmersmarket.org.

 

San Juan Farmers Market: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October at the Friday Harbor Brickworks at Nichols Street and Sunshine Alley. See www.sjifarmersmarket.com.

 

 

SKAGIT

Anacortes Farmers Market: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Depot, 7th St. and R Ave. in Anacortes. Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. through Aug. 27. See www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org.

 

Bow Little Market: Thursdays from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Belfast Feed Store. See bowlittlemarket.wordpress.com.

 

Burlington Summer Nights: Friday afternoons from 3 to 7 p.m. through Aug. 29. Downtown location. Call (360) 755-9717.

 

Concrete Saturday Market: Saturdays through Labor Day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  See concretesaturdaymarket.weebly.com.

 

Marblemount Farmers Market: Second Sunday of the month through September at the Marblemount Community Hall. See marblemountcommunityhall.org.

 

Mount Vernon Farmers Market: Saturdays  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 18 at the corner of Cleveland and Snoqualmie (next to the Library). Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the greens of the Kincaid Street Entrance at the Skagit Valley Hospital, 1415 E. Kincaid St., through Sept. 24.  See www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org.

 

Sedro Woolley Farmers Market: Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. through Oct. 15, at Hammer Square, Ferry St. and Metcalf St. See sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com.

 

SNOHOMISH

Arlington:  Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Legion Park, 114 N Olympic Ave. See arlingtonfarmersmarket.blogspot.com.

 

Bothell Farmers Market: Fridays noon until 6 p.m. at the Country Village in Bothell. Through Oct. 3. Contact katie@countryvillagebothell.com.

 

Edmonds Museum Summer Market:  Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Oct. 4. On 5th Street from Main at the fountain to Bell and east up Bell Street around Centennial Plaza. Contact Margaret at (425) 776-7201.

 

Everett Farmers Market: Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 5 at 1600 W Marine View Drive in Everett. See everettfarmersmarket.net.

 

Friday Farmers Market Everett Mall: Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m. (closed July 4th) through September. See fridayfarmersmarketeverettmall.com.

 

Lake Stevens: Thursdays 3 p.m. to sunset  through Aug. 28 at Lake Stevens City Park. Contact (360) 348-2674.

 

Lynnwood Farmers Market: Thursdays 3 to 7 p.m. at Wilcox Park, 5215 196th ST SW. See www.lynnwoodfarmersmarket.com.

 

Mukilteo:  Wednesdays 3 to 7 p.m. at Lighthouse Park through September. See www.mukilteofarmersmarket.org.

 

Port Susan Farmers Market: Fridays 2 to 7 p.m. (through Aug. 29), and 2 to 6 p.m. (through Oct. 17).  State Route 532 and 88th Street in the Viking Village. See www.portsusan.org.

 

Snohomish: Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. at 1st Street and Cedar in Snohomish. See www.snohomishfarmersmarket.com.

 

Sultan: First Saturday of the month through September, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the GROW Washington parking lot at 823 Main Street in Sultan. Call (360) 789-2146.

 

WHATCOM

Bellingham/Fairhaven: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Depot Market Center, Railroad & Chestnut, and Wednesdays (on a smaller scale) from noon to 5 p.m. through September at the Fairhaven Village Green. See bellinghamfarmers.org.

 

Blaine Gardener’s Market:  is open Saturdays June through October from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at H Street Plaza in downtown Blaine. Call (360) 332-6484.

 

Ferndale Public Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Riverwalk Park along the Nooksack River. Contact manager@ferndalepublicmarket.org.

 

Lynden Farmers Market: Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m., through October at 324 Front Street in downtown Lynden (lot next to Centennial Park and directly across from the Jansen Art Center). See  lyndenfarmersmarket.com

 

Point Roberts: Contact Naomi at saturdaymorningmarket@gmail.com.

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