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Call For Artists: Mount Vernon Children’s Art Walk

Thursday, August 6th 2015 - All Day

All artists–age 15 or younger–are invited to submit one work of art for a Gallery Exhibit, as part of a Children’s Art Walk in downtown Mount Vernon (August 6th). The artwork will be displayed in several downtown businesses. Also, a gallery exhibit will be featured upstairs at Tri Dee Arts.

For more information call 336-3801 or email:

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Mount Vernon Downtown “First Thursday Art Walk”

Thursday, August 6th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at The Front Gallery
420 Myrtle Street

Mount Vernon Downtown Association presents First Thursday Art Walk! The featured artist for the July Art Walk is Cheryl Telford, exhibiting at The Front GalleryMount Vernon Downtown Association Art Walks include more than 15 downtown venues, each hosting work by one or more local and regional artists. The remaining First Thursday Art Walks for the 2015 season are August sixth, September third and October first.

Also, the first weekend of each month (April-October) Mount Vernon Downtown Association participates in Skagit Valley Art Escape–inviting out-of-area visitors to spend the weekend experiencing art activities in the Skagit Valley communities of Mount Vernon, Anacortes, Edison and La Conner.

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Whatcom Museum History Sunset Cruises

Thursday, August 6th 2015 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
at Island Mariner Cruises
2621 South Harbor Loop Drive

Whatcom Museum‘s popular History Sunset Cruise program sails into its 32nd year! The tour gives you  a close-up view of parks, businesses, industry and neighborhoods from Bellingham Bay, aboard Island Mariner. You’ll travel down waterways; past shipyards and historic points of interest; fishing activities and the work and pleasure boats; freighters and tugboats that are in the harbor. Harbor seals and water birds are regularly seen. It’s a memorable evening!

Brian Griffin is your tour guide, tying his knowledge of local history with up-to-date facts about bay activities. Click here for more information. Tickets are $35.


Annual Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series!

Thursday, August 6th 2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bellingham Parks And Recreation and The Eldridge Society present ten Free Concerts–in Bellingham’s Elizabeth Park. The next concert features Nuages!

(Food will be available for purchase. Donations are appreciated!)


Riverwalk Summer Concert Series

Thursday, August 6th 2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday nights, City Of Mount Vernon and Mount Vernon Chamber Of Commerce present Riverwalk Summer Concert Series–free concerts by local and regional artistsat the brand new Riverwalk Plaza in downtown Mount Vernon!

Next up: Stilly River Band.

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Pan Flute Concert In The Garden

Thursday, August 6th 2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Glen Echo Garden
4390 Y Rd

Dick Bosch and Stuart Tjoelker together will perform a collection of spiritual and classical music on pan flute! You’re invited to enjoy the Gardens, as well.  Admission is $10.00 per person/$20.00 per family.

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Free Gardening Seminars

Friday, August 7th 2015 - 12:00 am
at My Garden Nursery
929 East Bakerview Road

Bellingham’s My Garden Nursery is hosting a series of Free Seminars on a variety of topics–from The Drought Resistant Garden to Easy Edible Natives to Small Space Shade Gardening and much more! The weekend seminars continue through December. For information or to RSVP call 366-8406.

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“Golf FORE! Good” Tournament

Friday, August 7th 2015 - 9:00 am
at Shuksan Golf Club
1500 East Axton Road

Opportunity Council presents Golf FORE! Good–an annual golf tournament fundraiser! Proceeds will help young children who have special needs, are homeless or are otherwise disadvantaged. The cost is $125 per golfer/$500 per team of four.

(Sponsorships are available. Call 734-5121 or email

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“Food Truck Fridays” At Maritime Heritage Park!

Friday, August 7th 2015 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
at Maritime Heritage Park
500 West Holly

Bellingham Parks And Recreation invites you to enjoy great food, live entertainment and lawn games–during Food Truck Friday

This week features music violinist and storyteller Swil Kanim!


Seeking Teams: Allied Arts’ Annual “Door Art Throwdown”!

Friday, August 7th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at Allied Arts Of Whatcom County
1418 Cornwall Avenue

Allied Arts Of Whatcom County presents their fifth annual Door Art Throwdown!  Up to ten teams of artists will have two hours to create a masterpiece on a repurposed door. Downtown Art Walk participants will be able to watch the artists work and vote on which team they like most by “tipping” their team of choice. The doors will then be sold at a silent auction, benefiting local artists.

Registration is open to the first ten teams, with a fee of $25 per team. For more information call 676-8548 or email

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