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Below are event listings from all over the Skagit Valley. Please click on a listing to view more details about the event.

  • July 2, 2014
    • July 2, 2014 - October 5, 2014
      Works of Junko Maeda
      La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum 703 South 2nd St, PO Box 1270 La Conner, WA 98257
      For nearly forty-five years, Junko Maeda has been working with natural Japanese fiber textiles such as silk, linen and cotton. They are used not only in quilts but in piece works, clothing, Sashiko works, etc. For the past several years, she has been inspired by handicraft called "Pojagi." Pojagi is Korean women's traditional patchwork handed down from mother to daughter in the family. Junko has interpreted the construction, color and the beauty of Pojagi to her own style, creating new art works.
    • July 2, 2014 - October 5, 2014
      Wishes Through Our Hands
      La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum 703 South 2nd St, PO Box 1270 La Conner, WA 98257
      Ninth biennial Japanese quilt exhibit. Guest Curator, Miwako Kimura, states, "Quiltmaking is converting our wishes into tangible form through the use of our hands. It starts with pouring our wish and mind in the quilt for someone we care, for our own dreams, or for serving our society. We have learned the countless patterns and techniques for quilt making from your country, and at the same time, we are thrilled to practice the 'heartfelt gift in every stitch' tradition of quilt making."
    • July 2, 2014 - October 5, 2014
      Fifty Years of Quiltmaking - Schlotterback Collection
      La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum 703 South 2nd St La Conner, WA 98257.
      On the first floor this quarter, we feature selections from our permanent collection, quilts and comforters pieced by Josie Teeter Schlotterback (1882-1974). Josie, a professional seamstress, left behind many wonderful examples of her work. Her legacy includes utility comforters made of suiting samples in dark colors suitable for everyday use, crazy quilts, and colorful cotton quilts. However, Josie also left behind eighteen unfinished quilt tops, some clearly intended for utility use but others with intricate piecing and tiny bits of cloth sewn into vibrant works of art.



      The La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum has undertaken a project to finish twelve of these quilt tops. The project includes adding batting and backing to the unfinished top and then either finishing the piece by hand tying or hand quilting. The Schlotterback project is funded in part by the Quilter's Guild of Dallas, Helena Hibbs Endowment Fund. The exhibit also includes Josie's sewing trunk and sewing aids, including quilt blocks, patterns and other memorabilia.
  • July 17, 2014
    • July 17, 2014 - September 30, 2014
      "It's a Franklin" - Made in Mount Vernon
      Skagit County Historical Museum
      The museum has recently been gifted with a rare treasure; an 1898 Franklin Motorcycle!

      Built by Franklin Iron Works of Mount Vernon, this is believed to be one of the first motorcycles ever built.
  • August 21, 2014
    • August 21, 2014 - September 29, 2014
      "Steppin Out" 100 Years of Shoes - Skagit County Historical Museum
      Skagit County Historical Museum 501 S. Fourth St. La Conner
  • September 1, 2014
    • September 1, 2014 - September 3, 2014
      Anacortes Jazz Festival
      The fourth annual Anacortes Jazz Festival is Sept 1-2, 2007, featuring more than 20 jazz bands on two stages Saturday and Sunday, as well as a kick-off Gala & Concert Friday Night and Jazz Walk in the clubs Friday and Saturday night. Gospel Brunch is Sunday Morning.
    • September 1, 2014 - October 1, 2014
      Bears n' Friends 20th Anniversary
      Bears n' Friends 509 S. First St. La Conner, WA 98257
      Look for specials all month long to celebrate our 20th anniversary!
  • September 2, 2014
    • Ambassador Meeting - Burlington Chamber of Commerce
      Join with the Burlington Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee.
  • September 3, 2014
    • September 3, 2014 - September 7, 2014
      Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts - Level 1 Experimental Hand Stitch
      Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts 12636 Chilberg Road Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 (just outside La Conner)
      Our courses are well known for their creative, contemporary approach to embroidery through basic design and color. This course serves as a basic introduction to the vast world of embroidery. Techniques and stitches will be imaginatively worked using the elements of design. Using your own hand-painted fabric and threads, you will create a variety of small, embroidered samples. You will learn about the following: Dyeing fabric and threads A wide variety of techniques and stitches: including couched threads, chain, buttonhole, feather, fly stitch, knotted stitches, straight stitches as well as edging stitches Color study Needles and threads Stitching on paper Effective Presentation
    • September 3, 2014 - October 5, 2014
      Silk & Indigo Challenge
      La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum 703 South 2nd St, PO Box 1270 La Conner, WA 98257
      The Museum is hosting the Silk & Indigo challenge entries, requiring the use of a vintage orange silk with a Kona Bay indigo. Even though artists are using the same fabrics, they are encouraged to use any creative means to make their work. We look forward to work that ranges from quilts to wearables, soft sculpture, and more. While many of the pieces are for sale, they will remain on display through our Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival, Oct 3-5. Come and see the work and vote for your favorite!
    • Luncheon, September 2014
      Sedro-Woolley Community Center, 703 Pacific Street, Sedro-Woolley WA 98284
      Our September Luncheon will be sponsored by Skagit Publishing



      Our featured speaker will be from Puget Sound Energy and the Red Cross on Disaster Preparedness



      Our luncheon will be prepared by the Cascade Job Corps Culinary Arts Department.
    • Community Conversation
      Anacortes Public Library 1220 10th Street
      United Way of Skagit County wants to hear from you! In order to better align our efforts with the goals of the entire community, we are listening to individuals, neighborhood groups, educators, agencies, and local governments. At a United Way facilitated Community Conversation, a small group of 8-10 people meet for an hour to discuss: hopes for the community, challenges to attaining community-wide goals, which organizations or agencies to trust to address important issues, among other topics.
    • September 3, 2014 - September 15, 2014
      Value Picks Wine Tasting @ Hellams Vineyard Wine Shop & Wine Bar
      Hellams Vineyard Wine Shop & Wine Bar 109 N. 1st St., La Conner, WA 98257
    • Marketing & Promotions Division meeting
      Chamber board room
      Marketing & Promotions Division meeting
    • Prose Writing at its Best - Info Session
      Village Books 1200 11th St Bellingham, WA 98225
      When prose writing is at its best, a kind of alchemy occurs, a fusion of clarity, grace and style. This combustion creates the optimum reading experience: the narrative has energy to pull readers through the pages, but the writing is so powerful, evocative that readers also want to linger.

      Clarity, grace and style are elusive qualities. More easily addressed, discussed are allied elements, literary/artistic/editorial tactics and choices on the part of the writer. This class moves beyond the confines of genre to help all prose writers recognize, develop and use those tactics effectively.

      Class Time

      Each week there will be new prompt that writers will take home and work from; they'll return to class with material to read aloud and stimulate discussion. Writers will not be critiquing one another's work on paper, but responding to others' in class, and having their ideas and material discussed as well. We will all grow increasingly aware of and attuned to one another's projects as the weeks and terms progress. At the end of each term, all writers will refine and expand one piece of work they've done. Our goals are not consecutive chapters in a whole, polished manuscript, but enhancing the skills and insights each writer brings to the work itself. Hence, it is ideal to take all three courses in the series offered in the 9-month program. A certificate is awarded to those participants that successfully complete all three courses.
  • September 4, 2014
    • AlzSigns Community Forum "Demystifying Dementia- Calming Caregivers"
      United Methodist Church 2201 H Ave Anacortes, Wa 98221
      Skagit Adult Day Program is hosting the 2nd Annual AlzSigns Community Forum. Learn more about the beginning signs of this disease and hear personal stories from caregivers. Two sessions. 12-2 (includes lunch) and 5-7 (includes light refreshments)

      No charge for meal, but donations are welcome!

      Panel Members: Nancy Gentry, Executive Director, Skagit Adult Day Program;

      Sharon Nielson, caregiver for her husband;

      Scott Johnson, caregiver for his mother;

      Paula Faulkerner, Family Caregiver Support Program
    • Mount Vernon Chamber Executive Board Meeting
      Mount Vernon Chamber office 301 W. Kincaid St.
      Mount Vernon Chamber Executive Board Meeting
    • Ambassador Lunch Meeting
      Chamber Board Room
      Ambassador Lunch Meeting.
    • After Hours BBQ @ Dreamchasers RV
      1946 Park Lane, Burlington (Take Old Highway 99 North, turn onto North Hill Blvd., take your second right onto Park Lane)
    • MVDA FIRST THURSDAY ART WALK
      Downtown Mount Vernon
      On the first weekend of each month from April-October, the Skagit Valley Art Escape invites out-of-area visitors to spend the weekend experiencing art activities in the Skagit Valley communities of Mount Vernon, Anacortes, Edison, and La Conner. Visitors and locals alike will be delighted with gallery art walks, music performances, and artist demonstrations encompassing a broad range of media. The Mount Vernon Downtown Association (MVDA) Art Walks include more than 15 downtown venues featuring work by local and regional artists. During September, the MVDA is pleased to present a group show by the Skagit Valley Weavers? Guild (SVWG) at the Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle. The SVWG ?continues to promote skills in hand-weaving and fiber arts through education, sharing and community awareness?. The Skagit Valley Art Escape is a fun, social, and creative excursion to the best in art and music of the Skagit Valley. With great restaurants, bars, galleries, and places to stay, the weekend provides many opportunities to get lost in the character of four unique waterfront communities. The final Art Walk for the 2014 season will be on October 2. For more information, please contact Cathy Stevens, dep.mvda@gmail.com, cell: (425) 321-7433, office: (360) 336-3801.
    • Professional Editing - WWU Info Sessions
      Village Books
      This nine-month editing program, beginning each fall, is designed for people who work in fields or businesses that require editing skills to produce newsletters, content for websites, marketing materials, formal reports and similar publications. The program will also benefit those who want to work as freelance editors, publication staff members or authors of their own print and online projects.
    • PMP Exam Prep - WWU Info Sessions
      Technology Development Center
      PMP certification is now a minimum requirement for appointment of senior project managers in departments. This class, taught by practicing professional Dan Purdy, offers an interactive combination of lecture, small group activities and practice tests to prepare students for the certification exam.
    • September 4, 2014 - September 14, 2014
      Medea
      712 South 1st St., Mount Vernon
      The Lincoln Theatre presents a live, day of broadcast of The National Theatre's production of MEDEA. Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides? powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell.
  • September 5, 2014
    • North Puget Sound Association of Realtors Charity Golf Tournament
      Skagit Golf & Country Club
      The NPSAR Charity Golf Tournament Is Back! Charity event benefiting Skagit Habitat for Humanity & Friendship House Friday, September 5th, 2014 Skagit Golf and Country Club Please register your foursome, or as a single and join us for this fun and worthwhile event! Prizes at every hole! Win a car with a Hole-In-One! $110 per golfer includes: Shared Golf Cart Registration and Brunch at noon Steak Buffet Dinner All level of golfers are welcome! Fax your Player Registration today! Fax#: (360) 416-4904
    • North Puget Sound Association of Realtors Charity Golf Tournamment
      Skagit Golf & Country Club
      North Puget Sound Assoviation of Realtors Charity Golf Tournament benefiting Skagit Habitat for Humanity & Friendship House.

      Please register your foursome, or as a single and join us for this fun and worthwhile event! Prize at every hole! Win a car with a Hole-In-One! Shared golf cart, Registration and brunch at noon, Steak buffet dinner, Al level of golfers are welcome! Fax your player registation today! 360-416-4904
    • NPSAR Charity Golf Tournament
      Skagit Golf & Country Club
      North Puget Sound Association of Realtors Charity Golf Tournament Benefiting Skagit Habitat for Humanity & Friendship House The NPSAR Charity Golf Tournament Is Back! Charity event benefiting Skagit Habitat for Humanity & Friendship House Friday, September 5th, 2014 Skagit Golf and Country Club Please register your foursome, or as a single and join us for this fun and worthwhile event! Prizes at every hole! Win a car with a Hole-In-One! $110 per golfer includes: Shared Golf Cart Registration and Brunch at noon Steak Buffet Dinner All level of golfers is welcome! Fax your Player Registration today! Fax#: (360) 416-4904 Website: http://www.npsar.com/index.php/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2014/09/05/219/-/2014-npsar-charity-golf-tournament
    • Skagit Raises Great Kids
      Avalon Golf Course 19345 Kelleher Road Burlington WA 98233
      Annual Golf Tournament
    • NPSAR Charity Golf Tournament
      Skagit Golf and Country Club
      North Puget Sound Association of Realtors Charity Golf Tournament Benefiting Skagit Habitat for Humanity & Friendship House The NPSAR Charity Golf Tournament Is Back! Charity event benefiting Skagit Habitat for Humanity & Friendship House Friday, September 5th, 2014 Skagit Golf and Country Club Please register your foursome, or as a single and join us for this fun and worthwhile event! Prizes at every hole! Win a car with a Hole-In-One! $110 per golfer includes: Shared Golf Cart Registration and Brunch at noon Steak Buffet Dinner All level of golfers is welcome! Fax your Player Registration today! Fax#: (360) 416-4904 Website: http://www.npsar.com/index.php/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2014/09/05/219/-/2014-npsar-charity-golf-tournament
    • North Puget Sound Association of Realtors Charity Golf Tournamment
      Skagit Golf & Country Club
      The NPSAR Charity Golf Tournament is Back!

      Charity event benefitting Skagit Habitat for Humanity and Friendship House.

      Skagit Golf and Country Club

      Please register your foursome, or as a single and join us for this fun and worthwhile event! Prizes at every hole! Win a car for a Hole-In-one!. $110.00 per golfer includes:Shared golf cart, Registration and brunch at noon, Steak buffet dinner. All level of golfers are welcome!

      Fax your player registration today. Fax# (360) 416-4904
    • United Way of Skagit County Campaign Kickoff
      Cottontree Mount Vernon, WA
      Join us for breakfast as we recognize key partners and fundraising "pacesetter" organizations, identify ways in which we can do more than before to make Skagit County healthier and more prosperous for all, and chart a course for affecting the positive change you want to see in your community.
    • United Way of Skagit County Campaign Kickoff
      Best Western Skagit Valley Inn & Convention Center Mount Vernon, Washington
      Join us as we recognize key partners and fundraising "pacesetter" organizations, identify ways in which we can do more than before to make Skagit County healthier and more prosperous for all, and chart a course for affecting the positive change you want to see in your community.
    • United Way of Skagit County Campaign Kickoff
      Cottontree Mount Vernon, Washington
    • United Way of Skagit County Campaign Kickoff
      Cottontree Convention Center, Mount Vernon WA
      Join us as we recognize key partners and fundraising "pacesetter" organizations, identify ways in which we can do more than before to make Skagit County healthier and more prosperous for all, and chart a course for affecting the positive change you want to see in your community.
    • Buer's Floral & Vintage Ribbon Cutting
      Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Gere
    • First Friday Gallery Art Walk
      Downtown Anacortes
      First Friday Gallery Art Walk. Come downtown and enjoy the art galleries!!
    • The Odd Couple
      The Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor, WA 98277
      In this hilarious female version of The Odd Couple, the weekly poker game is now Trivial Pursuit. Oscar and Felix are now Olive and Florence. But in this gender bending twist on the original, the laughs are pure Neil Simon.
  • September 6, 2014
    • 2014 Skagit River Salmon Festival
      Swinomish Casino & Lodge
      The Skagit touches just about everyone who lives here. The quality of life we enjoy comes from the Skagit River electricity for our homes and businesses, quality water to drink and irrigate our crops, livelihoods for our fishermen, and a place for our families to play, picnic, camp and hike.




      Youth Activities and Crafts
      Recreational and Educational Booths
      Live Music and Cultural Performances
      Great Food and Salmon BBQ
      Beer & Wine Garden
      Commercial Arts & Craft Vendors
      Silent Auction & Raffle
      Fly Fishing & Tying Lessons
      Pony Rides for the Kids
      And much, much more!




      Through the day's events and activities, participants will come away with a greater understanding and appreciation of our Skagit River, our salmon resources, and the many communities it sustains.
    • Christianson's Nursery: Mulch Matters!
      Christianson's Nursery & Greenhouse 15806 Best Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      Join Certified Arborist and Consultant, Christina Pfeiffer as she explains different mulch materials and how they perform in the garden for weed suppression, aesthetics, and maintaining soil condition. She will also explain how to use leaves and the different compost products to their best advantage and why weed barriers are a dead end. Valuable information especially for all those folks who are compelled to scrape every last leaf out of their garden and leave the ground bare in the fall.
    • 2014 Skagit River Salmon Festival
      Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon
      The Skagit touches just about everyone who lives here. The quality of life we enjoy comes from the Skagit River electricity for our homes and businesses, quality water to drink and irrigate our crops, livelihoods for our fishermen, and a place for our families to play, picnic, camp and hike.

      Join us 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon for a FREE fun-filled experience for families featuring:

      Youth Activities and Crafts
      Recreational and Educational Booths
      Live Music and Cultural Performances
      Great Food and Salmon BBQ
      Beer & Wine Garden
      Commercial Arts & Craft Vendors
      Silent Auction & Raffle
      Fly Fishing & Tying Lessons
      Pony Rides for the Kids
      And much, much more!

      Through the day's events and activities, participants will come away with a greater understanding and appreciation of our Skagit River, our salmon resources, and the many communities it sustains.
    • Christianson's Nursery: Mulch Matters!
      Christianson's Nursery & Greenhouse 15806 Best Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      Join Certified Arborist and Consultant, Christina Pfeiffer as she explains different mulch materials and how they perform in the garden for weed suppression, aesthetics, and maintaining soil condition. She will also explain how to use leaves and the different compost products to their best advantage and why weed barriers are a dead end. Valuable information especially for all those folks who are compelled to scrape every last leaf out of their garden and leave the ground bare in the fall.
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      Christianson's Nursery & Greenhouse 15806 Best Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273
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      Join Certified Arborist and Consultant, Christina Pfeiffer as she explains different mulch materials and how they perform in the garden for weed suppression, aesthetics, and maintaining soil condition. She will also explain how to use leaves and the different compost products to their best advantage and why weed barriers are a dead end. Valuable information especially for all those folks who are compelled to scrape every last leaf out of their garden and leave the ground bare in the fall.


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    • Vote for yOUR Wine Scone - yOUR Community Bakery
      yOUR Community Bakery 109 N. First St. La Conner
    • MoNA: Pecha Kucha
      MoNA, 121 South First Street, La Conner, WA 98257
      How do our ways of making impact the environment? Regional artists and cultural producers respond within a presentation format of 20 slides for 20 seconds, for a lively and thought-provoking evening.
    • The Odd Couple
      The Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor, WA 98277
      In this hilarious female version of The Odd Couple, the weekly poker game is now Trivial Pursuit. Oscar and Felix are now Olive and Florence. But in this gender bending twist on the original, the laughs are pure Neil Simon.
  • September 7, 2014
    • Community Conversation
      Anacortes Public Library 1220 10th Street
      United Way of Skagit County wants to hear from you! In order to better align our efforts with the goals of the entire community, we are listening to individuals, neighborhood groups, educators, agencies, and local governments. At a United Way facilitated Community Conversation, a small group of 8-10 people meet for an hour to discuss: hopes for the community, challenges to attaining community-wide goals, which organizations or agencies to trust to address important issues, among other topics.
    • The Odd Couple
      The Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor, WA 98277
      In this hilarious female version of The Odd Couple, the weekly poker game is now Trivial Pursuit. Oscar and Felix are now Olive and Florence. But in this gender bending twist on the original, the laughs are pure Neil Simon.
  • September 8, 2014
    • Monday Morning Mixer
      Copia 1174 S Burlington Blvd. Burlington, WA 98233
      Build your business with the Monday Morning Mixer!

      At the Monday Morning Mixer, you drive the program. Through participation, you

      gain access to referrals, education, tips, tools, and innovative business concepts that will take your business to new heights! Connect with other Chamber members to grow and market your business. It's never too early to meet new people!



      Connections, promotion and education first thing each Monday morning. Be on your way in under an hour with your week in full swing!



      Would you like to present at the Monday Morning Mixer? Do you have an educational topic that would benefit businesses? Download the speaker registration form and send it in. Download here .
    • Ambassador Committee Meeting
      Mount Vernon Chamber member restaurant
      The Ambassador Committee meets every month to help plan the Business Happy Hour & Open House, Membership Luncheons, Hospitality Baskets to New Members and stay updated on what the chamber is doing for it's members.
    • Would Be Players
      The Whidbey Playhouse, Star Studio
      If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!... Come join us at an 8 week workshop beginning Monday Sept 8 thru Tuesday Oct 28. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday, Oct 26 from 1-5pm. Performances will be Oct 27 and Oct 28 at approximately 4pm. Scholarships are available, just ask! Contact Stan Thomas at 360-675-0574 with questions. Please note that there is a limit of 20 children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage!
    • Back to School Bake Off - yOUR Community Bakery
      yOUR Community Bakery 109 N. First St. La Conner
  • September 9, 2014
    • Chamber Board of Directors Meeting
      Mount Vernon Chamber office 301 W. Kincaid St.
      The 2013 Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Meetings will be held the Tuesday before the second Thursday of each month at the Mount Vernon Chamber office.
    • Questers - AnaCurtis Chapter 1381
      Anacortes Public Library
      Antiques & Collectibles Club Come and learn from featured speakers and fellow collectors.
    • Accommodations Committee
      Chamber Office
    • Would Be Players
      The Whidbey Playhouse, Star Studio
      If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!... Come join us at an 8 week workshop beginning Monday Sept 8 thru Tuesday Oct 28. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday, Oct 26 from 1-5pm. Performances will be Oct 27 and Oct 28 at approximately 4pm. Scholarships are available, just ask! Contact Stan Thomas at 360-675-0574 with questions. Please note that there is a limit of 20 children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage!
    • Membership Division Meeting
      Chamber Office
    • Skagit Wine & Beer Festival Committee Meeting
      Chamber Office
      Skagit Wine & Beer Festival Committee Meeting
    • Creating presents for Children's Hospital - yOUR Community Bakery
      yOUR Community Bakery 109 N. First St. La Conner
    • Event at La Conner Retirement Inn-Fun in the Sun Skin Care 101
      La Conner Retirement Inn 204 N. 1st St. La Conner
      Join us for this special educational presentation by Dr. Susan Kallal of Rosario Skin Care. Dr. Kallal will be discussing how you can care for your skin and how to pay attention to any warning signs regarding the health of your skin. There will be a presentation and afterwards, wine and appetizers will be served. Join us for this important presentation.
  • September 10, 2014
    • Knowledge NOW - Sole Proprietor Vs. LLC - which should you choose?
      Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce 301 W Kincaid Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      Knowledge NOW -

      Educational Lunch Series



      Sole proprietor versus limited liability company which should you choose? Presented by Tom Seguine

      Many businesses wonder what "entity" they should use, and are often confused about what might be best. In truth, there are many considerations, and the best choice is usually a product of individual circumstances. In this Knowledge Now presentation, we will explore a single facet of this decision, especially pertinent to small, single-person businesses: sole proprietor versus limited liability company. The topics will include considerations to adopt or use one or the other, including risk assessment, alternative strategies for risk management, tax considerations, and once established, best practices for ensuring that the form you choose, especially the LLC, works to protect you.



      Join us at Noon on the 2nd Wednesdays, we will pack the hour with highly informative knowledge you can take back to your business and use. Lunch is included. $10 for members, $15 not-yet members.

      (Limited seating - 14 attendees)



      RSVP to receive lunch.
    • Economic & Community Development Division Meeting
      Chamber Board Room
    • PMP Exam Prep - WWU Info Sessions
      WWU Academic West, Room 203
      PMP certification is now a minimum requirement for appointment of senior project managers in departments. This class, taught by practicing professional Dan Purdy, offers an interactive combination of lecture, small group activities and practice tests to prepare students for the certification exam.
  • September 11, 2014
    • Solar Electricity for Your Home - FREE Solar Workshop
      Kellogg-Marsh Grange Hall 10005 - 67th Ave NE, Marysville
      Free public education workshop on "Solar Electricity for Your Home." Learn about the locally made products (made in Marysville, Arlington, and Poulsbo), how solar works and how the current federal, state and SnoPUD incentives mean your solar system may pay for itself in as little as 5 to 7 years when you have a Made-in-WA solar system installed. Solar energy is clean, green energy. It reduces your electric bill. If you are considering an electric car, plan now to offset your new electric use by adding solar. When you buy local, your money stays here, in our shared community. 2014 is the year now is the time to save on solar! Fire Mountain Solar is a family-owned expert solar installation firm and a Registered Snohomish PUD Solar Installer. Put solar energy to work for you! Sponsored by Fire Mountain Solar. Join thousands of other home-owners who are making renewable energy from sunshine falling on their rooftops. http://bit.ly/Sep6-solar-workshop
    • Chamber Luncheon
    • Governmental Affairs Division Meeting
      Chamber Office
    • Multi Chamber AFTER HOURS @ Mount Vernon Towing
    • Multi Chamber After Hours
      Various member businesses.
      Take advantage of great networking in a fun and relaxed environment at the monthly Business Happy Hour and Open House.



      Business Happy Hours are held in a variety of venues throughout Skagit County. Don't miss out!



      Why Attend Business Happy Hour?

      Meet potential new customers

      Strengthen ties with existing customers and clients

      Check out some of Skagit Counties best businesses!



      Don't forget your business cards and bring a door prize for maximum exposure.
    • Professional Editing - WWU Info Sessions
      Village Books
      This nine-month editing program, beginning each fall, is designed for people who work in fields or businesses that require editing skills to produce newsletters, content for websites, marketing materials, formal reports and similar publications. The program will also benefit those who want to work as freelance editors, publication staff members or authors of their own print and online projects.
    • The Odd Couple
      The Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor, WA 98277
      In this hilarious female version of The Odd Couple, the weekly poker game is now Trivial Pursuit. Oscar and Felix are now Olive and Florence. But in this gender bending twist on the original, the laughs are pure Neil Simon.
  • September 12, 2014
    • Executive/Finance Board Meeting
    • SICBA Home Tour
      10 Homes in Skagit & Island Counties
      SICBA is proud to produce the 8th SICBA Home Tour featuring 10 homes in Skagit & Island County built by 8 local SICBA Member builders. This is an opportunity for residents of the community to visit beautiful homes and meet builders and specialty contractors. They are happy to discuss their work and help you with your future building plans. For more information http://www.sicbahometour.org.
    • SICBA Home Tour
      10 Homes in Skagit & Island Counties
      SICBA is proud to produce the 8th SICBA Home Tour featuring 10 homes in Skagit & Island County built by 8 local SICBA Member builders. This is an opportunity for residents of the community to visit beautiful homes and meet builders and specialty contractors. They are happy to discuss their work and help you with your future building plans. For more information http://www.sicbahometour.org.
    • SICBA Home Tour
      10 Homes in Skagit/Island Counties
      SICBA is proud to produce the 8th SICBA Home Tour featuring 10 homes in Skagit & Island County built by 8 local SICBA Member builders. This is an opportunity for residents of the community to visit beautiful homes and meet builders and specialty contractors. They are happy to discuss their work and help you with your future building plans. For more information http://www.sicbahometour.org.
    • SICBA Home Tour
      10 Homes in Skagit & Island Counties
      SICBA is proud to produce the 8th SICBA Home Tour featuring 10 homes in Skagit & Island County built by 8 local SICBA Member builders. This is an opportunity for residents of the community to visit beautiful homes and meet builders and specialty contractors. They are happy to discuss their work and help you with your future building plans. For more information http://www.sicbahometour.org.
  • September 13, 2014
    • Anne Jackson Dog-Gone-Walk-A-Thon
      at the Humane Society of Skagit Valley 18841 Kelleher Road North Burlington Washington 98233
      Annual Anne Jackson Dog-Gone-Walk-A-Thon
      Please join us on our 2 mile walk with our doggies to raise funds and awareness for the Humane Society of Skagit Valley, all proceeds go directly to the animal shelter. Theme this year "Help us fix our pipes in the kennels" We need to raise $3,000.00 to fix our drains for the dog suites. So go to our Website for a Sponsor Log form at http://www.skagithumane.com or email me and I will send you one or come to shelter to pick one up. Please note: Walkers must turn in donated pledges by the day of walk-a-thon, all dogs must be on a leash, wear comfortable shoes & clothing, We walk rain or shine, any Walker that collects $50 or more in donations gets One (1) free T-shirt. So get your tennies and that leash and bring your doggy, "Let's walk" Contact info: Janine Ceja, Director

      (360) 757-0445 ((360) 757-2568 fax

      email: humane@clearwire.net
    • North Sound Walk to End Alzheimers
      Burlington Edison High School 301 N Burlington Boulevard Burlington WA 98233
      North Sound Walk to End Alzheimers
    • SICBA Home Tour
      10 Homes in Skagit & Island Counties
      SICBA is proud to produce the 8th SICBA Home Tour featuring 10 homes in Skagit & Island County built by 8 local SICBA Member builders. This is an opportunity for residents of the community to visit beautiful homes and meet builders and specialty contractors. They are happy to discuss their work and help you with your future building plans. For more information http://www.sicbahometour.org.
    • SICBA Home Tour
      10 Homes in Skagit & Island Counties
      SICBA is proud to produce the 8th SICBA Home Tour featuring 10 homes in Skagit & Island County built by 8 local SICBA Member builders. This is an opportunity for residents of the community to visit beautiful homes and meet builders and specialty contractors. They are happy to discuss their work and help you with your future building plans. For more information http://www.sicbahometour.org.
    • SICBA Home Tour
      10 Homes in Skagit & Island Counties
      SICBA is proud to produce the 8th SICBA Home Tour featuring 10 homes in Skagit & Island County built by 8 local SICBA Member builders. This is an opportunity for residents of the community to visit beautiful homes and meet builders and specialty contractors. They are happy to discuss their work and help you with your future building plans. For more information http://www.sicbahometour.org.
    • Christianson's Nursery: Perennials for Fall
      Christianson's Nursery & Greenhouse 15806 Best Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      Although the focus on fall gardening is often preparing for winter, there are still plenty of lovely perennial blooms around to be enjoyed. Join Ani Gurni of Aulos Designs as she talks about great perennials that keep performing until frost.
    • Christianson's Nursery: Perennials for Fall
      Christianson's Nursery & Greenhouse 15806 Best Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      Although the focus on fall gardening is often preparing for winter, there are still plenty of lovely perennial blooms around to be enjoyed. Join Ani Gurni of Aulos Designs as she talks about great perennials that keep performing until frost.
    • Uncorked, Woolley Wine & Music Festival
      at Eagle Haven Winery 8243 Sims Road Sedro-Woolley WA 9828
      Celebrating the Autumn season with Music by:

      Jack Mattingly & Whiskey Fever



      Games and Raffle Prizes





      Eagle Haven wine and food from Coconut Kenny's will be available for purchase



      Event is sponsored by Whidbey Island Bank



      and the Chamber of Commerce
    • Uncorked, Woolley Wine & Music Festival
      at Eagle Haven Winery 8243 Sims Road Sedro-Woolley WA 9828
      Celebrating Fall Harvest season with Music by:

      Jack Mattingly and Whiskey Fever



      Games and Raffle Prizes





      Eagle Haven wine and food from the new Woolley Market will be available for purchase



      Event is sponsored by Whidbey Island Bank and the Hampton Inn & Suites, Eagle Haven Winery, and the Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce
  • September 14, 2014
    • SICBA Home Tour
      10 homes in Skagit & Island Counties
      SICBA is proud to produce the 8th SICBA Home Tour featuring 10 homes in Skagit & Island County built by 8 local SICBA Member builders. This is an opportunity for residents of the community to visit beautiful homes and meet builders and specialty contractors. They are happy to discuss their work and help you with your future building plans. For more information http://www.sicbahometour.org.
    • Muddy Mad Dash
    • SICBA Home Tour
      10 homes in Skagit & Island Counties
      SICBA is proud to produce the 8th SICBA Home Tour featuring 10 homes in Skagit & Island County built by 8 local SICBA Member builders. This is an opportunity for residents of the community to visit beautiful homes and meet builders and specialty contractors. They are happy to discuss their work and help you with your future building plans. For more information http://www.sicbahometour.org.
    • SICBA Home Tour
      10 Homes in Skagit & Island Counties
      SICBA is proud to produce the 8th SICBA Home Tour featuring 10 homes in Skagit & Island County built by 8 local SICBA Member builders. This is an opportunity for residents of the community to visit beautiful homes and meet builders and specialty contractors. They are happy to discuss their work and help you with your future building plans. For more information http://www.sicbahometour.org.
    • Muddy Mad Dash for the Children's Museum!
      Burlington Bike Park; 1970 Walton Drive, Burlington, WA 98233
      The Muddy Mad Dash will be held on Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at the Burlington Bike Park. There will be a Run inside the Bike Park, and then participants will go out the back door around the back of the building and on to the Obstacle Course, including the Mud Pit!! Ages 2 -99 years of age are welcome to join in on what will be an exciting and very fun event!



      The cost is $25 per person; sibling discounts and scholarships are available. Each participant that pre-registers will receive an event T-shirt and a bag of treasures! Bring a change of clothes for after your run space for changing will be available. Plus, if you have your entry number on, all of the activities are free to you!



      There will be two different Heats; each to include all age groups. After a Burlington Bike Park demonstration, we will hold the Awards Ceremony for Heat 1. The Adult session will follow the Awards. After Heat 2 is completed, we will hold the second Awards Ceremony.



      There will be lots to do and see throughout the day! There will be many free activities and vendor booths, plus a Bouncy House! Additional opportunities (there will be a charge for these) include food from The Bowl, espresso, kettle corn, the Mountain Climb and much more!
  • September 15, 2014
    • Monday Morning Mixer
      Copia 1174 S Burlington Blvd. Burlington, WA 98233
      Build your business with the Monday Morning Mixer!

      At the Monday Morning Mixer, you drive the program. Through participation, you

      gain access to referrals, education, tips, tools, and innovative business concepts that will take your business to new heights! Connect with other Chamber members to grow and market your business. It's never too early to meet new people!



      Connections, promotion and education first thing each Monday morning. Be on your way in under an hour with your week in full swing!



      Would you like to present at the Monday Morning Mixer? Do you have an educational topic that would benefit businesses? Download the speaker registration form and send it in. Download here .
  • September 16, 2014
    • Board of Directors Meeting - Burlington Chamber of Commerce
    • Burlington Historical Society Monthly Meeting
      Meeting location and topic to be determined.
  • September 17, 2014
    • Temari - Japanese Thread Balls with Marilyn Romatka
      La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum 703 South 2nd St, PO Box 1270 La Conner, WA 98257
      Temari balls are exquisitely wound and embroidered gems that are given in Japan as a very special gift to a loved one on an auspicious occasion. Beginner's level, the intrigued student can follow the craft up many layers of complexity, and never become bored with this craft. It has achieved the proud level of an art form. Cost includes a required kit. La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum members receive a discount on Workshops.
    • Women's Health Luncheon
      McIntyre Hall, Mount Vernon
      Finding Resilience through Silver Linings



      Hollye Jacobs, RN, MW, MSW is a speaker, nurse, social worker, child development specialist, and New York Times best-selling author. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, she speaks publicly and writes about her experiences in her book, The Silver Lining and on the award winning The Silver Pen blog. She has most recently been seen on Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, The Doctors and CBS This Morning.



      In her presentation at the Women's Health Luncheon, Hollye Jacobs will help discover the Silver Linings in coping with cancer or other illnesses. She will share coping tools for dealing with diagnosis, treatment and recovery from illness.



      To register call Skagit Regional Health at (360) 814-2424 or (360) 626-6481.
    • Membership Luncheon
      Burlington Public Library, 820 E Washington Ave, Burlington 98233
      Make new connections and grow your business!

      The Burlington Chamber of Commerce gives you the opportunity to network with fellow Chamber Members as well as access to tips, tools, referrals, and innovative business concepts that will take your business to new heights.



      Sponsored by: Country Meadow Village

      Catered by: Cafe Burlington



      $15 for members, $20 for non members

      Please RSVP to erika@burlington-chamber.com or call Erika at (360)757-0994.
  • September 18, 2014
    • Skagit Valley College New Lewis Hall Grand Opening
      Skagit Valley College - 2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      Skagit Valley College New Lewis Hall Grand Opening

      Grand opening of Charles Lewis Hall. Named for Charles Lewis, pioneer faculty member and first Dean of the College, the original Lewis Hall was among the first buildings constructed on the Skagit Valley College campus in 1959. The new, 70,000 square foot building will include environmentally friendly amenities including rain gardens and underground retention thanks that reuse rainwater to flush toilets, recycled content and locally manufactured building materials, and smart lighting and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. In addition, the parking area will have electric car charging stations and parking spaces for low emission vehicles. The building will be the central hub for all student services including admission, registration, financial aid, counseling, veterans', and adult basic education. Classrooms and faculty spaces for programs including math, English and literature, social and behavior science, and testing will be located there as well.

      September 18, 2014

      Grand Opening Ceremony - 11:00 a.m.

      Reception/Tours - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m

      Skagit Valley College - 2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

      For more information contact Lisa Radeleff - Executive Assistant to the President (360) 416-7995 or email lisa.radeleff@skagit.edu.
    • McIntyre Hall Community Open House
      McIntyre Hall 2501 East College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      Join us at McIntyre Hall's Community Open House!

      Learn about the exciting season ahead, including information about the McIntyre Hall Presents Series, which is an eclectic series of events that includes theater, dance, world music, blues, country, jazz, family programs, lectures, and much more! The events include both emerging artists as well as award winning internationally recognized artists.

      Learn about special offers available such as the Create Your Own (CYO) Series Subscriptions and student RUSH10.

      Visit with our community arts organizations; tour McIntyre Hall; and enjoy entertainment, refreshments, giveaways, and a behind the scenes look at the Hall.

      The Box Office will be open late for ticket purchases. Check our website for updates and more information later this month.

      For tickets or more information, please visit us at http://www.mcintyrehall.org or call the Box Office at 360.416.7727 ext. 2. Beginning September 2, the Box Office is open Tuesday through Friday, noon 4:00pm. McIntyre Hall is located on the Mount Vernon Campus of Skagit Valley College. Tickets go on sale September, 2.
    • McIntyre Hall Community Open House
      McIntyre Hall 2501 East College Way | Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      Join us at McIntyre Hall's Community Open House on Thursday, September 18, 4:00pm-7:00pm. Admission is FREE.



      McIntyre Hall invites you to learn about the exciting season ahead, visit with community arts organizations; tour McIntyre Hall; and enjoy entertainment, refreshments, giveaways, and a behind the scenes look at the Hall The Box Office will be open late for ticket purchases. Check our website for updates and more information later this month.

      For tickets or more information, please visit us at http://www.mcintyrehall.org or call the Box Office at 360.416.7727 ext. 2. Beginning September 2, the Box Office is open Tuesday through Friday, noon 4:00pm. McIntyre Hall is located on the Mount Vernon Campus of Skagit Valley College. Tickets go on sale September, 2.



      Contact: Nida Tautvydas

      (360) 416-7622 | nida.tautvydas@skagit.edu

      Contact: Liz Mangini

      (360) 416-6646 | liz.mangini@skagit.edu

      2501 East College Way | Mount Vernon, WA 98273
    • United Way Community Conversation
      Burlington Public Library 820 East Washington Avenue
      United Way of Skagit County wants to hear from you! In order to better align our efforts with the goals of the entire community, we are listening to individuals, neighborhood groups, educators, agencies, and local governments. At a United Way facilitated Community Conversation, a small group of 8-10 people meet for an hour to discuss: hopes for the community, challenges to attaining community-wide goals, which organization or agencies to trust to address important issues, among other topics.
  • September 19, 2014
    • September 19, 2014 - September 21, 2014
      Tell Your Story w. Sarah Grant - Earthenworks Gallery
      Earthenworks Gallery 713 First St. La Conner, WA
      This is a great opportunity to meet this world renowned artist and to create a custom piece your family will enjoy for generations!
  • September 20, 2014
    • Baking Class to Support Ashlyn - yOUR Community Bakery
      yOUR Community Bakery 109 N. First St. La Conner
    • Christianson's Nursery: Beyond Pumpkin Pie!
      Christianson's Nursery & Greenhouse 15806 Best Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      Join Suzanne Butler as she demonstrates creative ideas for putting pumpkin on the plate. Suzanne was "Galloping Gourmet" Graham Kerr's cooking assistant for many years and is a Culinary Arts instructor at Skagit Valley College.
    • Books, Bites and Burgundy
      Burlington Public Library 820 E. Washington Avenue
      Burlington Library Foundation Event

      Saturday, September 20

      6:30 - 9:00pm

      Burlington Public Library

      820 E. Washington Avenue


      More Food
      More Fun
      Prizes Galore



      Must be 21+ to attend

      $30 per person

      Tickets available at the library, from Foundation members,

      and at Stowe's Shoes and Clothing in Burlington.



      For more information contact the Library at (360) 755-0760
  • September 21, 2014
    • Christianson's Nursery: Falling Into the Winter Garden
      Christianson's Nursery & Greenhouse 15806 Best Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      Join Certified Low Impact Development Specialist, Zsofia Pazstor to learn about garden care and practices for fall and winter. A garden can keep producing all winter if the right steps are taken at the right time. And more than anything, gardens will be able to feed wildlife as well as people during winter if we allow it remain a habitat.
  • September 22, 2014
    • Monday Morning Mixer
      Copia 1174 S Burlington Blvd. Burlington, WA 98233
      Build your business with the Monday Morning Mixer!

      At the Monday Morning Mixer, you drive the program. Through participation, you

      gain access to referrals, education, tips, tools, and innovative business concepts that will take your business to new heights! Connect with other Chamber members to grow and market your business. It's never too early to meet new people!



      Connections, promotion and education first thing each Monday morning. Be on your way in under an hour with your week in full swing!



      Would you like to present at the Monday Morning Mixer? Do you have an educational topic that would benefit businesses? Download the speaker registration form and send it in. Download here .
  • September 24, 2014
    • Skagit County Historical Society Annual Meeting
      Skagit County Historical Museum 501 S. Fourth St. La Conner
  • September 26, 2014
    • September 26, 2014 - September 27, 2014
      Skagit County Fairgrounds 22nd Annual Fall Garage Sale, Antiques & More
      Skagit County Fairgrounds
      PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE 22ND ANNUAL FALL

      Skagit County Fairgrounds

      World's Largest GARAGE SALE

      September 26TH 27TH, 2014



      Hours: 9:00 am 4:00 pm

      $2 Admission

      Location:

      479 W Taylor STREET

      MOUNT VERNON, WA 98273



      MARK US ON YOUR CALENDAR

      YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE !

      Over 140 Vendors, Great Food & Live Music!



      Car Show on Saturday!



      Fairgrounds Parking South Parking Lot - $2.00

      http://www.skagitcounty.net/fairgrounds (360)336-9414
    • September 26, 2014 - September 27, 2014
      Skagit County Fairgrounds 22nd Annual Fall Garage Sale, Antiques & More
      Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 W. Taylor St.
      PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE 22ND ANNUAL FALL Skagit County Fairgrounds World?s Largest GARAGE SALE September 26TH ? 27TH, 2014 Hours: 9:00 am ? 4:00 pm $2 Admission Location: 479 W Taylor STREET MOUNT VERNON, WA 98273 MARK US ON YOUR CALENDAR ? YOU DON?T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE ! Over 140 Vendors, Great Food & Live Music! Car Show on Saturday! Fairgrounds Parking ? South Parking Lot - $2.00 http://www.skagitcounty.net/fairgrounds (360)336-9414
  • September 27, 2014
    • Fourth Annual Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival!
      Christianson's Nursery & Greenhouse 15806 Best Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      How big will the winning giant pumpkin in the weigh-off be this year? Last year it was 1,103 pounds! Come for a fun day of gawking at huge orange blobs, plus pony rides, face painting, toad races, carnival games, harvest food, music and a talk about bats (reservations requested for the bat talk, 360-466-3821 or 800-585-8200). We also welcome you to bring and show off your giant vegetables, big sunflowers and pumpkins grown by children. Free admission; some activities have a small fee. For a full schedule and details about the weigh-off, prizes and sponsors, see http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
    • Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Pitch
      Skagit River Park 1100 S. Skagit Street Burlington WA 98233
      Picture this?. medieval type machines hurling pumpkins through the air, zucchini car races, pumpkin painting contest and lots of kids activities, all for FREE!



      The Burlington Harvest Festival is presented by the City of Burlington and the Burlington Parks and Recreation. This event was created to bring the community together as well as visitors from abroad in a season that is as enjoyable as the summer months. Burlington is a spectacular place to bring your family for fun. We have something for everyone at this event! Join us the last Saturday in September.
    • Christianson's Nursery: Bats Incredible!
      Christianson's Nursery & Greenhouse 15806 Best Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      Got bats? If you want a healthy ecosystem, then the answer is "yes!" Back by popular demand, Kathleen Bander, founder of Bats Northwest, joins the fun of our Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival to talk about the 15 species of bats native to Washington. Learn about night-blooming plants attractive to the insects that Northwest bats eat. Get plans to build a bat house to put out next spring. Kids can get up close and personal with real mounted specimens
    • Nefarious Cellars Wine Tasting @ Hellams Vineyard Wine Shop & Wine Bar
      109 N. 1st St. #109, La Conner, WA 98257
    • McIntyre Hall Presents: A Moving Sound
      McIntyre Hall Performing Arts Center 2501 East College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      A Moving Sound blends music traditions from Taiwan, China, and other Asian countries; the result is unique and often haunting. The group, led by singer Mia Hsieh, offers an entryway into eastern music and and artful expression of the universal human condition.

      Mia Hsieh has a dreamy, almost hypnotic voice, and her accompanying musicians are every bit as intriguing. A Moving Sound has forged an important new musical dialogue in their ability to reinterpret the musical conditions found in Taiwan/East Asia in a way that is highly artistic and accessible for a wide range of audiences.

      Founded by Taiwanese singer, Mia Hsieh, and American musician, Scott Prarie, AMS draws on a rich history, offering an accessible glimpse into Taiwanese culture... is a balance between east and west, and the past and the present.

      Join us at 6:00pm for a FREE Lecture Demonstration focusing on an introduction to Taiwanese culture and Chinese music.
    • McIntyre Hall Presents: A Moving Sound
      McIntyre Hall Performing Arts Center 2501 E College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      Based out of Taiwan, A Moving Sound offers a unique and exciting new development in the progression of both traditional and contemporary Chinese music. A Moving Sound blends music traditions from Taiwan, China, and other Asian countries; the result is unique and often haunting. Mia Hsieh has a dreamy, almost hypnotic voice, and her accompanying musicians are every bit as intriguing. AMS is a balance between east and west, and the past and the present. Join us at 6:00PM for a FREE Lecture Demonstration focusing on an introduction to Taiwanese culture and Chinese music.
  • October 1, 2014
    • Community Conversation
      Sedro-Woolley Public Library 802 Ball Street
      United Way of Skagit County wants to hear from you! In order to better align our efforts with the goals of the entire community, we are listening to individuals, neighborhood groups, educators, agencies, and local governments. At a United Way facilitated Community Conversation, a small group of 8-10 people meet for an hour to discuss hopes for the community, challenges to attaining community-wide goals, which organizations or agencies to trust to address important issues, among other topics. Attendees must RSVP.
  • October 3, 2014
    • McIntyre Hall Presents: BOOM
      McIntyre Hall Performing Arts Center 2501 East College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      A mind-blowing solo performance for all generations - part documentary and part nostalgia trip, BOOM is a tour-de-force performance that captures the defining moments of the baby-boom generation. Folding the past into the future, with state-of-the-art multimedia, BOOM guides us through 25 years of history and portrays the world?s most influential politicians, activists, and musicians. BOOM chronologically documents a historical period stretching from that first ?Boom? in 1945 all the way to the explosion of Apollo 11 bringing the first human beings to the Moon. Those two iconic moments span 25 of the most tumultuous years in modern history, fuelled by a generation of children who wielded incredible influence due to their numbers and to the advances of technology and communication. In the BOOM generation, politics and culture merged like never before - and perhaps never again. Through cutting-edge multimedia, unforgettable characters and tour-de-force-force storytelling, BOOM allows you to experience the global events as they unfold: the Cold War, McCarthyism, Beatlemania, Trudeaumania, JFK, MLK, Mao, Vietnam? The various stories spiral into the ?The Summer of Love?, and BOOM ends as it began: with a new generation born into a new world order. A KDOONS and WYRD Productions presentation. The performance will be followed by a Q&A discussion. SCHOOL TIME PERFORMANCE AND STUDY GUIDE ARE AVAILABLE.
  • October 4, 2014
    • Community Conversation
      Sedro-Woolley Public Library 802 Ball Street
      United Way of Skagit County wants to hear from you! In order to better align our efforts with the goals of the entire community, we are listening to individuals, neighborhood groups, educators, agencies, and local governments. At a United Way facilitated Community Conversation, a small group of 8-10 people meet for an hour to discuss hopes for the community, challenges to attaining community-wide goals, which organizations or agencies to trust to address important issues, among other topics. Attendees must RSVP.
  • October 10, 2014
    • McIntyre Hall Presents: The Barefoot Movement
      McIntyre Hall Performing Arts Center 2501 East College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      A fun mix of traditional Bluegrass and modern Americana-Pop reminiscent of the Dixie Chicks, The Barefoot Movement has been making waves in the folk world since the release of their 2011 debut album, Footwork. Drawing from many styles of traditional music, bluegrass, country, folk, and even a little rock and roll, this youthful quartet from East Tennessee, performs both original and traditional numbers. Expect lush harmonies, thoughtful instrumentation, and memorable melodies. From the foot-tapping instrumentals, emotional ballads, and everything in between, these roots music newcomers have assembled quite the collection of songs both old and new, offering something for everyone.
  • October 17, 2014
    • McIntyre Hall Presents: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba
      McIntyre Hall Performing Arts Center 2501 East College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      Bassekou is a virtuoso picker, musical visionary, and Africa's greatest instrumentalist whose work blurs the lines between West African and American Roots music, Bassekou is a true master of the ngoni, and he has collaborated with many musicians in and outside of Mali: He played in the Symmetric trio alongside Toumani Diabate (kora) and Keletigui Diabate (balafon). He was part of Taj Mahal's and Toumani Diabete's 'Kulanjan' project, as well as being one of the key musicians on Ali Farka Toure's posthumous album 'Savane", which was released July 2006. He toured with Ali Farka Toure leaving a lasting impression on the audience as the band's solo ngoni player. Bassekou's instrument, the ngoni, is an ancient traditional "spike lute" and an ancestor of the banjo, sharing its taut-skinned drum body, percussive attack, and varied picking techniques. Since 2005, Bassekou has led Ngoni ba, the first-ever group built around not one, but four ngoni's.
  • November 1, 2014
    • McIntyre Hall Presents: True Blues With Corey Harris & Alvin Youngblood Hart
      McIntyre Hall Performing Arts Center 2501 East College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      MacArthur Grant recipient, Corey Harris and renowned musician, Alvin Youngblood Hart, chronicle the extraordinary living culture of the blues in an evening of music and conversation. Corey Harris is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. A powerful singer and accomplished guitarist, he has appeared at venues throughout North America. Europe, Brazil, The Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Alvin Youngblood Hart is the cosmic American love child of Howlin Wolf and Link Wray! Known as a "musician's musician", Hart's praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to Brit guitar gods Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor. A devout follower of the "no barriers" approach carved out by veteran performers like Gatemouth Brown and the late/great Doug Sahm, he aims to delight the masses and points to challenge the so-called blues purists. Both Corey Harris and Alvin Youngblood Hart were featured in Martin Scorcese's "The Blues: A Musical Journey," which followed Corey on a roots journey to West Africa. Alvin contributed, as well, to Wim Wenders' "The Soul of a Man" and Denzel Washington's "The Great Debaters."
  • June 5, 2015
    • June 5, 2015 - June 8, 2015
      Blast from the Past
      Metcalf Street downtown Sedro-Woolley for Arts and Crafts, Family fun activities (at Hammer Heritage Square on Saturday), Walking water balls and pony rides. Car Show Sunday on Woodworth from Museum to the Post Office
      The 2014 edition of Blast From The Past will be held June 6-8 and the event chairman Justin Ward of Pat Rimmer Les Schwab Tires says this will be one of the greatest in the history of Blast events. The annual event will begin on June 6th with a downtown business sidewalk sale and dress-up contest from 9-5. The Woolley Fibers Quilt Show is Friday and Saturday from 10:00-6:00 and the ever popular Quilt Awards given Saturday afternoon. Metcalf Street will be lined with over 70 vendors and food booths that will give you plenty of opportunity to find that unique item for Fathers Day or other gift giving times this year. The year round downtown merchants are holding sales and are open for you to enjoy the unique and friendly Sedro-Woolley shopping experience as well. Friday night wraps up with Gallery Night sponsored by the Arts Council of Sedro-Woolley.



      Saturday promises more shopping and vendors with live music by the Mac Daddy Band from Noon until 4:00 and a live remote with KAPS Radio on AM660 and 102.1FM from 10:00-1:00. Saturday afternoon will be a BLAST for young and old with the Blast from the Past games. The best in Skagit County will be crowned in a variety of events including Hula Hoop, Jump Rope, and Whipped Cream Eating for the kids. Adults will compete in Pizza Eating, Hula Hoop, and Jump Rope. Last years jump rope champion Mike Yeoman suffered a recent knee injury which may open the door for perennial runner-up David Bricka to capture the elusive title. Be there to watch the drama!



      The car show on Sunday at Riverfront Park is always a community favorite and runs from 8:00 until 3:00. As always Blast from the Past has something for every member of the family and like all great family events there is no charge for this event.
  • August 17, 2015
    • Sample of Sedro
      Hammer Heritage Square
      The Chamber of Commerce invites the chamber members to attend this outdoor event featuring local restaurants and caterers. Check with your local favorite restaurant to see if they are involved. All non-chamber members wishing to attend must have an invitation from a participating restaurant.