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HARVEST HAPPENS at BelleWood Acres @ BelleWood Acres
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
HARVEST HAPPENS at BelleWood Acres @ BelleWood Acres | Lynden | Washington | United States

Pick Honeycrisp or your favorite apple of the season from our 21 varieties of specialty apples! Enjoy Pumpkin Patch Pickin’, fresh cider, caramel apples and farm fresh pie! Get lost in the corn maze, play on the tire gym, walk our orchard path, take a farm tour and taste our fine orchard to distillery spirits. Dine in our country café. Fun for the whole family!

Harvest Happens *WEEK ENDS* September – October

All aboard the Apple Bin Train To pick Honeycrisp or your favorite apple of the season from our 21 varieties of specialty apples! Enjoy Pumpkin Patch Pickin’, fresh cider, caramel apples and farm fresh pie! Fire off our corn cannons, get your face painted, take a distillery tour! Get lost in the corn maze, play on the tire gym, walk our orchard path, take a farm tour and taste our fine orchard to distillery spirits. Dine in our country café. Fun for the whole family!

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Pumpkin Patch on Rails @ Lake Whatcom Railway
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pumpkin Patch on Rails @ Lake Whatcom Railway | Sedro-Woolley | Washington | United States

Two things that children love, train rides and pumpkins, are being combined in October by Lake Whatcom Railway.

The Pumpkin Patch on Rails will be presented by the volunteer-operated railway Oct. 14 and 21. Passengers will take a short ride on 100-year-old train cars to Mirror Lake, enjoying scenic fall colors while being serenaded by live banjo music. When they arrive at Mirror Lake, they will be able to ride an antique hand car and take home a large, carvable pumpkin. The Pullman cars were built between 1910 and 1912 and formerly used by the Northern Pacific Railway.

Trains will depart from Wickersham Station, just off State Route 9 and four miles south of Acme, at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Oct. 14 and 21. Passengers must arrive 30 minutes before departure.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children ages 2-17; babies and toddlers younger than 2 are admitted free. Discounts are available for families of four or more. Tickets are available online at www.lwrr.eventbrite.com or people may print an order form at www.LakeWhatcomRailway.com for mailing. Tickets have sold our early in previous years.

Lake Whatcom Railway is dedicated to the preservation of railway history. Funds collected go toward the restoration and preservation of this American legacy. Wickersham Station is less than 30 miles east of Bellingham via SR 542 and SR 9 and just 20 miles north of Mount Vernon via SR 20 and SR 9. For more information, call 360-441-0719 or visit www.LakeWhatcomRailway.com.

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Halloween Costume Sewing Consultations @ Ragfinery
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

You’ve decided to make your own unique Halloween costume, but you’re stumped when it comes to adding zippers or sleeves or whatever else you’ve dreamed up. Book a one-on-one sewing consultation between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. with Brigitte! To schedule, come in to Ragfinery or call us at 360-738-6977.

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Lynden Friends Book and Bake Sale @ WCLS Lynden Library
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lynden Friends Book and Bake Sale @ WCLS Lynden Library | Lynden | Washington | United States

Find some fantastic fall reads at bargain prices. Excellent selection with books and DVDs for all ages. Baked goods on Saturday and Sunday. Bag sale on Sunday $4 per bag of books. Sponsored by Friends of the Lynden Library to support library programs and services.

Friday, October 20, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 22, 1:00 PM to 4:00 p.m.

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Twin Sisters Farmers Market @ WCLS North Fork Library
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Twin Sisters Farmers Market @ WCLS North Fork Library | Maple Falls | Washington | United States

Find plenty of affordable, Whatcom County grown produce every Saturday at the Twin Sisters Farmers Market. Located in the parking lot of the North Fork Community Library from June through October, this mobile market is staffed by the farmers which keeps prices lower than traditional farmers markets. SNAP & EBT accepted.

Saturdays, June 3 through October 28, 10 AM to 2 PM.

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Conquering Writer’s Block @ WCLS Blaine Library
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Conquering Writer's Block @ WCLS Blaine Library | Blaine | Washington | United States

The three big decisions every writer has to make are: what to say, how to say it and in what order. In this hands-on writing workshop, Kent Sisco will demonstrate the free software tool “Speare” which can assist writers with all three tasks and help banish writer’s block. Attendees should bring a smartphone, tablet or laptop.

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Gallery Tours: Jansen Art Center @ Jansen Art Center
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Gallery Tours: Jansen Art Center @ Jansen Art Center | Lynden | Washington | United States

The 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sarah Clark-Langager, the former director of the Western Washington University Gallery, gives free exhibit tours to visitors. Come explore and learn about regional artists and their work.

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Workshop: Crafternoon @ Ragfinery
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Crafting doesn’t need to be a lonely endeavor at Ragfinery’s crafternoons! Bring your friends, projects and supplies, and come create with us every 3rd Saturday of the month, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Note: Crafternoon is open to all ages. Accompaniment by adult required for those under 13.

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Winter Birds of Whatcom County @ WCLS Ferndale Library
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Winter Birds of Whatcom County @ WCLS Ferndale Library | Ferndale | Washington | United States

Who’s that bird that just flew in? Join the North Cascades Audubon Society to find out about the many birds that migrate to our area for the winter as well as those who reside here year-round. We’ll look at the large seabird populations, plus the eagles, hawks and owls you can expect to see this season. And we can’t forget our favorite backyard birds! Local bird photographer Ken Salzman provides amazing images.

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Undersea Bubble Fantasia @ Mount Baker Theatre
Oct 21 @ 2:30 pm

Who hasn’t dreamed of a moment’s fantastical escape from the business of our modern, connected world? Join “Mr. B” on an adventure when he steps outside of a normal day into a world of daydream. Suddenly millions of bubbles of all shapes and colors create a wonderland of joyfulness. The “inhabitants” of Bubblelandia—seahorses, dragon fish, sea stars, mermaids, clownfish and others—are the guides of this journey. Combining giant, interactive illusions with mime, dance, puppetry, juggling, contortionism, sand art and magic, this show is considered a modern fairy tale in which we can all find ourselves, without any age limit.

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Spooktacular Halloween Movie Series @ WCLS South Whatcom Library
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Spooktacular Halloween Movie Series @ WCLS South Whatcom Library | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Join us each Saturday in October for a spooktacularly scary move! No tickets are necessary, but space is limited. We will provide the popcorn.

Movie Schedule:
Oct. 21: Condemned to Live
Oct. 28: The Ghost Train

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Bellingham Hoptoberfest @ The Bellingham Sportsplex
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bellingham Hoptoberfest @ The Bellingham Sportsplex | Bellingham | Washington | United States

The 2nd annual Bellingham Hoptoberfest is the premier beer festival this fall! Over 25 local breweries will provide over 50 draft beers for guests to try. In addition to beer, there will be live music from Sunset Superman, local food trucks, yard games, silent auction items and more! All proceeds raised will benefit two local non-profits: ReBound Families and Whatcom Sports & Recreation. The event will be hosted indoors at The Bellingham Sportsplex. You won’t want to miss this event!

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Hoptoberfest @ Sportsplex
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hoptoberfest @ Sportsplex | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Join us at the second annual Hoptoberfest!

More than forty regional breweries will be represented, bringing their finest craft brews for you to sample! Whatcom County’s most popular food trucks will provide the eats. Music by Sunset Superman…games…raffle and silent auction, too!

Proceeds go to benefit Rebound of Whatcom County and Whatcom Sports & Recreation!

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Undersea Bubble Fantasia @ Mount Baker Theatre
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm

Who hasn’t dreamed of a moment’s fantastical escape from the business of our modern, connected world? Join “Mr. B” on an adventure when he steps outside of a normal day into a world of daydream. Suddenly millions of bubbles of all shapes and colors create a wonderland of joyfulness. The “inhabitants” of Bubblelandia—seahorses, dragon fish, sea stars, mermaids, clownfish and others—are the guides of this journey. Combining giant, interactive illusions with mime, dance, puppetry, juggling, contortionism, sand art and magic, this show is considered a modern fairy tale in which we can all find ourselves, without any age limit.

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3MB @ Sylvia Center for the Arts
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm
3MB @ Sylvia Center for the Arts | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, with an Idiom Theater twist: all the treachery and intrigue performed by just three actors!

An ambitious lord and lady conspire to claim the throne of Scotland in a tragic tale of treason and tyranny, featuring witches, prophecies, murders, ghosts, hallucinations and delusions — a fitting October evening of iDiOMatic theater!

Directed by Glenn Apollo Hergenhahn-Zhao. Featuring Evan Frazier, Linnaea Groh and Jeff Braswell.

Performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct 12–28.

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Open Mic @ Village Inn Pub & Eatery
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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HARVEST HAPPENS at BelleWood Acres @ BelleWood Acres
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
HARVEST HAPPENS at BelleWood Acres @ BelleWood Acres | Lynden | Washington | United States

Pick Honeycrisp or your favorite apple of the season from our 21 varieties of specialty apples! Enjoy Pumpkin Patch Pickin’, fresh cider, caramel apples and farm fresh pie! Get lost in the corn maze, play on the tire gym, walk our orchard path, take a farm tour and taste our fine orchard to distillery spirits. Dine in our country café. Fun for the whole family!

Harvest Happens *WEEK ENDS* September – October

All aboard the Apple Bin Train To pick Honeycrisp or your favorite apple of the season from our 21 varieties of specialty apples! Enjoy Pumpkin Patch Pickin’, fresh cider, caramel apples and farm fresh pie! Fire off our corn cannons, get your face painted, take a distillery tour! Get lost in the corn maze, play on the tire gym, walk our orchard path, take a farm tour and taste our fine orchard to distillery spirits. Dine in our country café. Fun for the whole family!

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Visard Masks by Aritas @ Social Fabric
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am
Visard Masks by Aritas @ Social Fabric | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Social Fabric’s October Art Exhibit: ‘Visard’ Masks by Aritas

For over 7,000 years humans have worn masks to adorn, restrict, entice, oppress, declare status or hide identity. Oscar Wilde has said, “Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth.” Through mixed media and textiles, Aritas plays with words, masks and the lesser known “visard” to hide and to reveal the old from the new, the deflection from the truth and the desire from the outcome.

Aritas imagines and creates from a farmstead far North of Bellingham surrounded by a menagerie of fowl, felines, eclectic characters and muse inspired organic gardens.

Each month Social Fabric is proud to host a different local artist and showcase their work in their gallery. Are you a Whatcom County artist? Contact Renee if you’d like Social Fabric to display your work. Call 360-733-1323

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Open Rehearsal for “Emerge” @ Firehouse Performing Arts Center
Oct 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Open Rehearsal for "Emerge" @ Firehouse Performing Arts Center | Bellingham | Washington | United States

As Bellingham Repertory Dance (BRD) prepares for their fall concert, “Emerge” (November 10-11 and 17-19), BRD welcomes community members to participate in the rehearsal process. Attend an open rehearsal on Sunday, October 22 with BRD’s dancers and Seattle choreographer, Marlo Ariz, as they workshop her brand new piece, created uniquely for Bellingham Repertory Dance. This event is free and open to community members of all ages at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 22, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Stay for the full event or wander in and out as your schedule allows.

The open rehearsal for Marlo Ariz’s new work is in preparation for BRD’s fall concert, “Emerge,” November 10-11 and 17-19 at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center. “Emerge” will feature Ariz’ work as well as six others from nationally recognized choreographers. Tickets will be available soon for purchase online (information at www.bhamrep.org) and at the Firehouse Café.

Photo Credit: Nolan McNally

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Lynden Friends Book and Bake Sale @ WCLS Lynden Library
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm
Lynden Friends Book and Bake Sale @ WCLS Lynden Library | Lynden | Washington | United States

Find some fantastic fall reads at bargain prices. Excellent selection with books and DVDs for all ages. Baked goods on Saturday and Sunday. Bag sale on Sunday $4 per bag of books. Sponsored by Friends of the Lynden Library to support library programs and services.

Friday, October 20, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 22, 1:00 PM to 4:00 p.m.

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Sunday Chess in Bellingham @ Bellingham Public Library, Central Branch
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm
Sunday Chess in Bellingham @ Bellingham Public Library, Central Branch | Bellingham | Washington | United States

The Bellingham Chess & Coffee Meetup invites the community to join its Sunday afternoon chess play gatherings.  All ages and skill levels welcome.   It is an opportunity to meet other chess players and play the world’s oldest and most strategic game.  See website for additional details.

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Witch Hats / Halloween Fascinators – Make Your Own! @ Social Fabric
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Witch Hats / Halloween Fascinators - Make Your Own! @ Social Fabric | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Learn how to make an easy, yet dramatic Halloween Witch Hat or Fascinator to wear. With one of these, you can toss this on your head and go out to party right after work, without a costume!

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