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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 - 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 3, 2014
    • 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!
  • September 24, 2014
    • Skagit County Historical Society Annual Meeting
      Skagit County Historical Museum 501 S. Fourth St. La Conner
    • Chamber Membership Monthly Luncheon - Candidates Forum
      BEST WESTERN PLUS Skagit Valley Inn & Convention Center 2300 Market Street Mount Vernon
      Event Sponsor



      Your vote matters. Join the Mount Vernon Chamber as we host our 2014 Candidate Forum at our September Luncheon on the 24th. There are many interesting races in this election and our Government Affairs Committee has selected to showcase the races that have the greatest impact on our members and chamber.



      This forum provides the candidates the opportunity to address our members on current issues affecting the City of Mount Vernon and surrounding areas. In return, our members get to know the candidates and what they stand for to make an informed voting decision.



      We have confirmation the following candidates will be in attendance:



      Skagit County Commissioner District #3 -

      Lisa Janicki & Kevin Loy



      State Representative District #10 -

      Dave Hayes & Nick Petrish



      PUD Commissioner District #1 -

      Al Littlefield & Jason Easton



      Attendees are encouraged to prepare questions for the candidates as they will have the opportunity to submit them at the start of the meeting. Questions will be posed as time allows, in order of relevance to our business members.

      Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce Luncheons are designed to offer members both an education experience along with the opportunity to network with fellow Chamber members.





      Please join us for our monthly luncheon

      Non-member Membership Pricing Policy

      Non-members are allowed to visit up to two times at the standard member rate.

      After that, a regular membership luncheon will be $50 per meeting,

      A Biz-Buzz Networking Luncheon will be $100 per meeting.

      No limit to the number of times one can attend a the non-member rate.
    • Skagit Business Alliance 2014 Congressional Forum
      Burlington City Council Chambers
      Join the Skagit Business Alliance for a Congressional Forum.
  • September 25, 2014
    • Retail Committee Meeting
      Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce 301 Kincaid St Mount Vernon
  • September 26, 2014
    • September 26, 2014 - September 27, 2014
      Skagit County Fairgrounds 22nd Annual Fall Garage Sale, Antiques & More
      Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 W. Taylor St.
    • 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. in Mount Vernon
      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
    • Ribbon Cuttting and Celebration at Burlington
      Burlington, a leading national off-price retailer, is opening

      two brand new locations in Washington on

      Friday, September 26, 2014.



      The new stores will be located in Bellingham and at 1500 S. Burlington Blvd. (Cascade Plaza Shopping Center) in Burlington. The retailer will host ribbon cutting ceremonies to celebrate jobs, community, and of course, shopping.



      Along with the ceremony, Burlington will host its premier philanthropic program, Burlington Gives Back. This program is dedicated to donating new merchandise to local charitable agencies in communities surrounding Burlington locations. The retailer's national non-profit partner, K.I.D.S. / Fashion Delivers, will work with the new stores to make contributions to locally-based Lydia's Place (Bellingham location) and Friendship House (Burlington location), which both provide shelter for those in need and work to raise awareness of homelessness.



      Burlington's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Burlington Gives Back

      Friday, September 26, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.



      1500 S. Burlington Blvd.

      Burlington, WA 98223



      The first 500 customers who make a purchase at the new store will receive a free tote bag with purchase.



      Additionally, on Saturday, September 27, 2014, customers are invited to a day of family fun. Stop by the store for gift card giveaways, face painting, balloons, popcorn and more!



      Burlington is a national off-price retailer offering style for less with up to 65 percent off department store prices every day. Departments include ladies' dresses, suits, sportswear, juniors, accessories, menswear, family footwear and children's clothing. It also includes an assortment of furniture and accessories for baby at Baby Depot, home d cor and gifts, along with the largest selection of coats in the nation for the entire family. Burlington has 523 stores in 44 States and Puerto Rico. For more, visit http://www.BurlingtonStores.com.
    • Adult Game Night at The Faded Cover - Every Friday
      The Faded Cover 105 S. First St. La Conner
      Adult Game Night, every Friday night (unless noted) starting at 7pm

      RSVP to the website http://www.thefadedcover.com
    • Anacortes Community Theatre presents Anything Goes
      Anacortes Community Theatre 918 M Avenue Anacortes
      ACT and the music and lyrics of Cole Porter- musical comedy theater at its best! It is 1934 and Billy Crocker stows away on the S.S. American in hopes of winning over his beloved Heather Harcourt who is on her way to be married to an English nobleman. Add a collection of memorable characters, cases of mistaken indentity and some hilarious events and this becomes the cruise of a lifetime. Everyone sings and dances their way across the Atlantic and love wins out in the end. Directed and choreographed by Rebecca Launius-Brown.
  • 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.
    • Eat Local Mount Vernon
      Calico Cupboard Mt. Vernon, Rachawadee Thai Cafe, The Porterhouse Pub, Pacioni's Pizzeria, Mexico Cafe Trumpeter Public House, Big Scoop Sundae Palace & Restaurant, Big Rock Cafe & Grocery, Cocina 18, Draft Pics, El Mount Vernon, Fireweed Terrace, K'Z Bistro, Max Dale's Steak & Chop House, Reverie BBQ, Ristretto Coffee Lounge & Wine Bar, Riverside Cafe, Round Table Pizza- Mount Vernon, WA, Skagit River Brewery, Skagit Valley College, Skagit Valley Co Op, The Lunch Box @ Bill's Diner and The Trumpeter.
      Twenty-plus of Mount Vernon's best restaurants have joined together to celebrate the wondrous bounty of Skagit Valley. From September 27th through October 5th restaurants will have a specialty menu item which feature Skagit Valley products and showcase local farms.
    • 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
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      Christianson's Nursery & Greenhouse 15806 Best Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273
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      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.


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    • Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Pitch
      Skagit River Park 1100 S. Skagit Street Burlington WA 98233
      Click here to download full schedule and activities page.









      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 Department. 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.



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    • Children's Storytime at The Faded Cover - Every Saturday
      The Faded Cover 105 S. First St. La Conner, WA 98257
      Every Saturday unless noted...
    • Christianson's Nursery: Bats Incredible!
      Christianson's Nursery & Greenhouse 15806 Best Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273
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      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.
    • 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
    • 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
      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. 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.
    • McIntyre Hall Presents: A Moving Sound
      McIntyre Hall, 2501 E College Way, Mount Vernon
      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.
    • 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.
    • Anacortes Community Theatre presents Anything Goes
      Anacortes Community Theatre 918 M Avenue Anacortes
      ACT and the music and lyrics of Cole Porter- musical comedy theater at its best! It is 1934 and Billy Crocker stows away on the S.S. American in hopes of winning over his beloved Heather Harcourt who is on her way to be married to an English nobleman. Add a collection of memorable characters, cases of mistaken indentity and some hilarious events and this becomes the cruise of a lifetime. Everyone sings and dances their way across the Atlantic and love wins out in the end. Directed and choreographed by Rebecca Launius-Brown.
  • September 28, 2014
    • Eat Local Mount Vernon
      Calico Cupboard Mt. Vernon, Rachawadee Thai Cafe, The Porterhouse Pub, Pacioni's Pizzeria, Mexico Cafe Trumpeter Public House, Big Scoop Sundae Palace & Restaurant, Big Rock Cafe & Grocery, Cocina 18, Draft Pics, El Mount Vernon, Fireweed Terrace, K'Z Bistro, Max Dale's Steak & Chop House, Reverie BBQ, Ristretto Coffee Lounge & Wine Bar, Riverside Cafe, Round Table Pizza- Mount Vernon, WA, Skagit River Brewery, Skagit Valley College, Skagit Valley Co Op, The Lunch Box @ Bill's Diner and The Trumpeter.
      Twenty-plus of Mount Vernon's best restaurants have joined together to celebrate the wondrous bounty of Skagit Valley. From September 27th through October 5th restaurants will have a specialty menu item which feature Skagit Valley products and showcase local farms.
    • The Oyster Run Motorcycle Rally
      The Oyster Run motorcycle rally in Downtown Anacortes. This event draws thousands of cycles of all makes and models. Commercial vendor, food vendors and more! Please contact Oyster Run Committee, 360.671.7575 for information.
    • Brunch at La Conner Retirement Inn
      La Conner Retirement Inn 204 N 1st St. La Conner
      Join us for a wonderful appetizing brunch in beautiful La Conner. We present you with an array of wonderful delicacies in our cheerful and sunny dining room. Please join us for one of the best brunches you can find!
    • Brunch at La Conner Retirement Inn
    • 5th Annual Taste of Whidbey
      Greenbank Farm 765 Wonn Rd. Greenbank, WA 98253
      Come celebrate the unique Whidbey food traditions with Slow Food Whidbey Island, featuring the best of local seasonal food and beverage. Experience the tastes of over 15 local chefs, vintners and brewers. More Chefs, great food, seminars, People?s Choice Award for the ?Favorite Taste? and Live Music.
    • 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!
    • Anacortes Community Theatre presents Anything Goes
      Anacortes Community Theatre 918 M Avenue Anacortes
      ACT and the music and lyrics of Cole Porter- musical comedy theater at its best! It is 1934 and Billy Crocker stows away on the S.S. American in hopes of winning over his beloved Heather Harcourt who is on her way to be married to an English nobleman. Add a collection of memorable characters, cases of mistaken indentity and some hilarious events and this becomes the cruise of a lifetime. Everyone sings and dances their way across the Atlantic and love wins out in the end. Directed and choreographed by Rebecca Launius-Brown.
  • September 29, 2014
    • Eat Local Mount Vernon
      Calico Cupboard Mt. Vernon, Rachawadee Thai Cafe, The Porterhouse Pub, Pacioni's Pizzeria, Mexico Cafe Trumpeter Public House, Big Scoop Sundae Palace & Restaurant, Big Rock Cafe & Grocery, Cocina 18, Draft Pics, El Mount Vernon, Fireweed Terrace, K'Z Bistro, Max Dale's Steak & Chop House, Reverie BBQ, Ristretto Coffee Lounge & Wine Bar, Riverside Cafe, Round Table Pizza- Mount Vernon, WA, Skagit River Brewery, Skagit Valley College, Skagit Valley Co Op, The Lunch Box @ Bill's Diner and The Trumpeter.
      Twenty-plus of Mount Vernon's best restaurants have joined together to celebrate the wondrous bounty of Skagit Valley. From September 27th through October 5th restaurants will have a specialty menu item which feature Skagit Valley products and showcase local farms.
    • How to Handle Any Situation
      Copia 1174 S Burlington Blvd. Burlington, WA 98233
    • 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!
  • September 30, 2014
    • Eat Local Mount Vernon
      Calico Cupboard Mt. Vernon, Rachawadee Thai Cafe, The Porterhouse Pub, Pacioni's Pizzeria, Mexico Cafe Trumpeter Public House, Big Scoop Sundae Palace & Restaurant, Big Rock Cafe & Grocery, Cocina 18, Draft Pics, El Mount Vernon, Fireweed Terrace, K'Z Bistro, Max Dale's Steak & Chop House, Reverie BBQ, Ristretto Coffee Lounge & Wine Bar, Riverside Cafe, Round Table Pizza- Mount Vernon, WA, Skagit River Brewery, Skagit Valley College, Skagit Valley Co Op, The Lunch Box @ Bill's Diner and The Trumpeter.
      Twenty-plus of Mount Vernon's best restaurants have joined together to celebrate the wondrous bounty of Skagit Valley. From September 27th through October 5th restaurants will have a specialty menu item which feature Skagit Valley products and showcase local farms.
    • 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!
    • Community Leadership Seminar Featuring Kenny Chapman
      McIntyre Hall
  • October 1, 2014
    • Eat Local Mount Vernon
      Calico Cupboard Mt. Vernon, Rachawadee Thai Cafe, The Porterhouse Pub, Pacioni's Pizzeria, Mexico Cafe Trumpeter Public House, Big Scoop Sundae Palace & Restaurant, Big Rock Cafe & Grocery, Cocina 18, Draft Pics, El Mount Vernon, Fireweed Terrace, K'Z Bistro, Max Dale's Steak & Chop House, Reverie BBQ, Ristretto Coffee Lounge & Wine Bar, Riverside Cafe, Round Table Pizza- Mount Vernon, WA, Skagit River Brewery, Skagit Valley College, Skagit Valley Co Op, The Lunch Box @ Bill's Diner and The Trumpeter.
      Twenty-plus of Mount Vernon's best restaurants have joined together to celebrate the wondrous bounty of Skagit Valley. From September 27th through October 5th restaurants will have a specialty menu item which feature Skagit Valley products and showcase local farms.
    • Breakfast for Champions of Diversity
      McIntyre Hall Mount Vernon
      Breakfast for Champions of Diversity is a fundraising breakfast open to the public free of charge. Table captains will invite guests to fill tables of 8 or 10 guests for the complimentary breakfast and heartwarming program. All proceeds go to Champions of Diversity scholarship funds to benefit students in need at Skagit Valley College.

      For more information, or to RSVP, contact Anne Clark at 360.416.7821 anne.clark@skagit.edu

      October 1, 2014

      7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

      McIntyre Hall
    • Breakfast for Champions of Diversity
      McIntyre Hall
      Breakfast for Champions of Diversity is a fundraising breakfast open to the public free of charge. Table captains will invite guests to fill tables of 8 or 10 guests for the complimentary breakfast and heartwarming program. All proceeds go to Champions of Diversity scholarship funds to benefit students in need at Skagit Valley College.

      For more information, or to RSVP, contact Anne Clark at 360.416.7821 anne.clark@skagit.edu
    • 2014, October Luncheon
      Sedro-Woolley Community Center, 703 Pacific Street
      Our featured speaker will be Pam Carlson of Skagit Council of Government will speak on the Revolving Loan Fund.

      "For nearly 30 years, SCOG has administered loans for businesses, municipal organizations and enterprising individuals through its Revolving Loan Fund with the aim to stimulate economic activity and create jobs. And with $1.6 million to loan out between four different programs, the fund has helped save or create more than 1,800 jobs in Skagit County, according to data from the U.S. Economic Development Administration



      "But with new loan applications nearly nonexistent over the past several years, SCOG could lose some of its grant funding, said Executive Director Kevin Murphy.



      "Finance Director Pam Carlson said she wants to see the funds spread out in the community rather than sent back to the federal government.



      "We're sitting on cash," Carlson said. "It's a resource that we can put to use in the community." by By Daniel DeMay, Skagit Publishing



      Our Luncheon Sponsor is United Way of Skagit County featuring Phil Prud'homme.



      The Luncheon will be catered by Mestizo's Mexican Family restaurant
    • 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.
    • Marketing & Promotions Division meeting
      Chamber board room
      Marketing & Promotions Division meeting
  • October 2, 2014
    • October 2, 2014 - November 17, 2014
      125 Years of Washington Quilts - Skagit County Historical Museum
      Skagit County Historical Museum 501 S. Fourth St. La Conner
    • Eat Local Mount Vernon
      Calico Cupboard Mt. Vernon, Rachawadee Thai Cafe, The Porterhouse Pub, Pacioni's Pizzeria, Mexico Cafe Trumpeter Public House, Big Scoop Sundae Palace & Restaurant, Big Rock Cafe & Grocery, Cocina 18, Draft Pics, El Mount Vernon, Fireweed Terrace, K'Z Bistro, Max Dale's Steak & Chop House, Reverie BBQ, Ristretto Coffee Lounge & Wine Bar, Riverside Cafe, Round Table Pizza- Mount Vernon, WA, Skagit River Brewery, Skagit Valley College, Skagit Valley Co Op, The Lunch Box @ Bill's Diner and The Trumpeter.
      Twenty-plus of Mount Vernon's best restaurants have joined together to celebrate the wondrous bounty of Skagit Valley. From September 27th through October 5th restaurants will have a specialty menu item which feature Skagit Valley products and showcase local farms.
    • 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.
    • Ribbon Cutting at Cannarex
      2714 Henson Rd Mount Vernon
      Join the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting at Cannarex.
    • FIRST THURSDAY ART WALK
      Downtown Mount Vernon
      FIRST THURSDAY ART WALK SKAGIT VALLEY ART ESCAPE October 2, 2014 5-8 PM 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. During October, the MVDA is pleased to present a show by Kris Ekstrand Molesworth, a Bay View painter and printmaker, at the Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle. Her work is inspired by the estuarine farmlands of the Skagit River watershed and has been exhibited in one-person shows at Skagit Valley College, Moses Lake Museum and Smith & Vallee Gallery (Edison). Her work on view includes monotypes and large scale drawings of the lower Skagit farmlands as well as earlier ones from the upper valley landscape. The Art in the Alleys Committee will also feature a demonstration by metal-smith artists, Neil Harrigan, owner of Devil?s Mountain Forge, and John McLain, both from Conway. Neil has been creating iron art for more than 25 years, and John McLain has more than 20 years? experience. Neil and John will showcase their techniques in Pine Square from 5-8 pm. The October 2, Art Walk will include 15 downtown venues featuring work by local and regional artists. For more information, please contact Cathy Stevens, dep.mvda@gmail.com, cell: (425) 321-7433, office: (360) 336-3801.
    • Anacortes Community Theatre presents Anything Goes
      Anacortes Community Theatre 918 M Avenue Anacortes
      ACT and the music and lyrics of Cole Porter- musical comedy theater at its best! It is 1934 and Billy Crocker stows away on the S.S. American in hopes of winning over his beloved Heather Harcourt who is on her way to be married to an English nobleman. Add a collection of memorable characters, cases of mistaken indentity and some hilarious events and this becomes the cruise of a lifetime. Everyone sings and dances their way across the Atlantic and love wins out in the end. Directed and choreographed by Rebecca Launius-Brown.
    • October 2, 2014 - October 5, 2014
      2014 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival Workshops
      La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum 703 South 2nd St, PO Box 1270 La Conner, WA 98257
      We have an exciting roster of workshops lined up for 2014! Whether you enjoy raw edge or hand applique, landscape quilting, or trying something new, we have unique workshops for you. Kathy McNeil will be teaching applique (Christmas Cardinals, Oct 2), painting & foiling (Fabric Paint & Foil Sampler, Oct 3), and her signature landscape techniques (Landscapes to Love, two-day workshop, Oct 4 & 5). One-day/$130; two-day/$300. La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum members receive a discount on Workshops.
  • October 3, 2014
    • October 3, 2014 - October 6, 2014
      2014 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival
      La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum 703 South 2nd St, PO Box 1270 La Conner, WA 98257
      Juried & Judged Show of traditional quilts, art quilts, wearable art, and fiber art in Maple Hall and the La Conner Civic Garden Club, both locations within a half-block of the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum. Four days of workshops: embroidery, applique (hand, fused, or raw edge) with color & design. Maple Hall features the Show, specialty vendors, and silent auction. The Garden Club hosts more vendors, plus Wearables and Fiber Arts. The Museum features three floors of Japanese exhibits
    • October 3, 2014 - October 6, 2014
      Anacortes Fall Boat Show
      Cap Sante Marina
    • Eat Local Mount Vernon
      Calico Cupboard Mt. Vernon, Rachawadee Thai Cafe, The Porterhouse Pub, Pacioni's Pizzeria, Mexico Cafe Trumpeter Public House, Big Scoop Sundae Palace & Restaurant, Big Rock Cafe & Grocery, Cocina 18, Draft Pics, El Mount Vernon, Fireweed Terrace, K'Z Bistro, Max Dale's Steak & Chop House, Reverie BBQ, Ristretto Coffee Lounge & Wine Bar, Riverside Cafe, Round Table Pizza- Mount Vernon, WA, Skagit River Brewery, Skagit Valley College, Skagit Valley Co Op, The Lunch Box @ Bill's Diner and The Trumpeter.
      Twenty-plus of Mount Vernon's best restaurants have joined together to celebrate the wondrous bounty of Skagit Valley. From September 27th through October 5th restaurants will have a specialty menu item which feature Skagit Valley products and showcase local farms.
    • Wine Tasting
      Hellam's Vineyard, LaConner
      Enjoy wines from certified "Salmon Safe" wineries and raise funds for the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group's field based watershed education programs in local schools. Tickets include tastes of 5 wines from Northwest wineries plus delicious appetizers prepared by the chefs at Swinomish Casino and Lodge. Additional tastes, glasses and bottles available for purchase. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
    • Anacortes Bier on the Pier!
    • Art Walk
      Downtown Bellingham
      The Downtown Bellingham Partnership presents First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Bellingham. October's Art Walk will take place on Friday, October 3 from 6pm to 10pm. First Friday Art Walk is a collaboration of downtown art venues, businesses, and local and regional artists showcasing the wide array of art and culture found in Downtown Bellingham.
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      The Downtown Bellingham Partnership presents First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Bellingham. October's Art Walk will take place on Friday, October 3 from 6pm to 10pm. First Friday Art Walk is a collaboration of downtown art venues, businesses, and local and regional artists showcasing the wide array of art and culture found in Downtown Bellingham.
    • Making A Documentary: The Story Behind the Camera
      NW Ed. Services Dist. Bldg. 1601 R Ave., Anacortes
      At this FILM-RAISER to benefit Friends of Skagit Beaches, award-winning, environmental journalists Michael Werner and Katie Campbell will share fascinating stories from behind the camera. We'll hear about documentary filmmaking, view video clips and laugh at the wild happenings that can occur when making a documentary film.
    • First Friday Gallery Art Walk
      Downtown Anacortes
      First Friday Gallery Art Walk. Come downtown and enjoy the art galleries!!
    • October 3, 2014 - January 9, 2015
      Adult Game Night at The Faded Cover - Every Friday
      The Faded Cover 105 S. First St. La Conner
      Adult Game Night, every Friday night (unless noted) starting at 7pm

      RSVP to the website http://www.thefadedcover.com
    • 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.
    • McIntyre Hall Presents: BOOM The Music, Culture and Events that Shaped a Generat
      McIntyre Hall 2501 East College Way Mount Vernon, WA
      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.
    • McIntyre Hall Presents BOOM
      McIntyre Hall Performing Arts Center 2501 East College Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      McIntyre Hall Presents: BOOM The Music, Culture and Events that Shaped a Generation



      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.
    • Anacortes Community Theatre presents Anything Goes
      Anacortes Community Theatre 918 M Avenue Anacortes
      ACT and the music and lyrics of Cole Porter- musical comedy theater at its best! It is 1934 and Billy Crocker stows away on the S.S. American in hopes of winning over his beloved Heather Harcourt who is on her way to be married to an English nobleman. Add a collection of memorable characters, cases of mistaken indentity and some hilarious events and this becomes the cruise of a lifetime. Everyone sings and dances their way across the Atlantic and love wins out in the end. Directed and choreographed by Rebecca Launius-Brown.
  • October 4, 2014
    • Eat Local Mount Vernon
      Calico Cupboard Mt. Vernon, Rachawadee Thai Cafe, The Porterhouse Pub, Pacioni's Pizzeria, Mexico Cafe Trumpeter Public House, Big Scoop Sundae Palace & Restaurant, Big Rock Cafe & Grocery, Cocina 18, Draft Pics, El Mount Vernon, Fireweed Terrace, K'Z Bistro, Max Dale's Steak & Chop House, Reverie BBQ, Ristretto Coffee Lounge & Wine Bar, Riverside Cafe, Round Table Pizza- Mount Vernon, WA, Skagit River Brewery, Skagit Valley College, Skagit Valley Co Op, The Lunch Box @ Bill's Diner and The Trumpeter.
      Twenty-plus of Mount Vernon's best restaurants have joined together to celebrate the wondrous bounty of Skagit Valley. From September 27th through October 5th restaurants will have a specialty menu item which feature Skagit Valley products and showcase local farms.
    • Skagit Solar Tour
      Fire Mountain Solar 18388 Periwinkle Lane Mt Vernon, WA 98274
      The public is invited to tour the office of Fire Mountain Solar and next door home of the owners, Tim & Alana Nelson, to see a grid-tie solar system in action. Talk with industry professionals to learn how solar electricity works, get a close up look at locally made Itek solar panels, and learn about the federal and state incentives that help solar system owners recoup their costs, especially when they buy a Made-in-WA solar system. http://www.skagitsolartour.com



      For the past 12 years Fire Mountain Solar of Mount Vernon has organized the Greater Skagit County Solar Tour in conjunction with the annual American Solar Energy Society (ASES) National Solar Tour.

      The tour hopes to inspire people across the nation to make sustainable energy choices that reduce costs, support energy independence, protect against power outages, and reduce carbon emissions.



      NEW THIS YEAR

      After 14 years powering their operations off the grid using solar and wind, Fire Mountain Solar is now solar grid-tied! The new PV inverter system features the revolutionary Outback Radian system, which is manufactured by Arlington based Outback Power Technologies.



      The tour runs 10 am to 3 pm and is free. Children and families are welcome. Snacks and fun activities will be provided.
    • October 4, 2014 - January 10, 2015
      Children's Storytime at The Faded Cover - Every Saturday
      The Faded Cover 105 S. First St. La Conner, WA 98257
      Every Saturday unless noted...
    • Christianson's Nursery:Starting Your Vegetable Garden From Scratch
      Christianson's Nursery & Greenhouse 15806 Best Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      Give your garden beds a huge jump start with some prep work in the fall. Ani Gurnee of Aulos Design will demonstrate the easiest and most fertile ways of getting rid of the weeds and invasive grasses to get your soil ready for spring planting. Dress for the weather as you see how she incorporates layered mulching under an easy-to-construct raised bed.
    • Ladies Day Out Block Party
      Between The Bridge and Life Care Center of Mount Vernon 301 South LaVenture Rd, Mount Vernon
      Join us for a block party!! We'll have all kinds of vendors, food and music plus a TON of giveaways! Invite all of your friends...this is an event you are not going to want to miss!



      Just some of the vendors participating:

      Angies Cookies with Angie

      C & T's Treats

      Damsel in Defense with Erica

      Designs By Dale with Ellen

      doTERRA essential oil with Sophia

      Double J Lemonade

      Glow Mobile Airbrush Tanning with Suzie

      H2O at Home with Connie

      Handmade Cards with Tasha

      Happy Time Dog Walking with Suzie

      It Works with Becky

      Isagenix with Rita

      Jamberry with Miriam

      Jennifer Ecker Photography with Jennifer

      Luna Vida Chocolate

      Mary Kay with Sarah

      Norwex with April

      Omnitrition with Tracy

      Origami Owl with Jennifer

      Pampered Chef with Katie

      Paparazzi with Tara

      Pennypie Designs with Kendall

      Perfectly Posh with Jennifer

      Pies made by Jill Christensen

      Premiere Designs with Stacy

      Rodan & Fields with Danielle

      Sarah Jewett Art with Sarah

      Scentsy

      Silpada with Amanda

      Stampin' Up with Nicole

      Steeped Tea with Kathy

      Stella and Dot with Taryn

      Tastefully Simple with Janis

      Thirty-One with Megan

      Younique with Erin



      Can't wait to see you all there!
    • Christianson's Nursery: Starting Your Vegetable Garden From Scratch
      Christianson's Nursery & Greenhouse 15806 Best Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      Give your garden beds a huge jump start with some prep work in the fall. Ani Gurnee of Aulos Design will demonstrate the easiest and most fertile ways of getting rid of the weeds and invasive grasses to get your soil ready for spring planting. Dress for the weather as you see how she incorporates layered mulching under an easy-to-construct raised bed.
    • Anacortes Bier the Pier!
    • Christianson's Nursery: Fresh Cider Pressing
      Christianson's Nursery & Greenhouse 15806 Best Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      Enjoy complimentary apple cider freshly made on Christianson's antique cider press. This is the weekend of the Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms (www.farmtour.com), so make a day of it with tours at the numerous working farms in this beautiful region, including next-door La Conner Flats. At Christianson's, see picturesque and functional buildings that are preserving the valley's rich agricultural heritage: granaries, potting shed, a classic 1946 greenhouse and 1888 schoolhouse, plus the llamas, sheep, chickens, rabbits and birds at the nursery.
    • 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.
    • Anacortes Community Theatre presents Anything Goes
      Anacortes Community Theatre 918 M Avenue Anacortes
      ACT and the music and lyrics of Cole Porter- musical comedy theater at its best! It is 1934 and Billy Crocker stows away on the S.S. American in hopes of winning over his beloved Heather Harcourt who is on her way to be married to an English nobleman. Add a collection of memorable characters, cases of mistaken indentity and some hilarious events and this becomes the cruise of a lifetime. Everyone sings and dances their way across the Atlantic and love wins out in the end. Directed and choreographed by Rebecca Launius-Brown.
  • October 5, 2014
    • Christianson's Nursery: Beginning Bonsai Workshop
      Christianson's Nursery & Greenhouse 15806 Best Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      Learn hands-on basics of creating a beautiful bonsai from expert, Tori Lenze. Students will learn how to design and transplant a tree and how to use different tools for shaping. Class fee includes all materials including bonsai pot, plant, soil and screening. Students bring small pruners, scissors and gloves. Additional tools and supplies available for purchase.
    • 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!
    • Anacortes Community Theatre presents Anything Goes
      Anacortes Community Theatre 918 M Avenue Anacortes
      ACT and the music and lyrics of Cole Porter- musical comedy theater at its best! It is 1934 and Billy Crocker stows away on the S.S. American in hopes of winning over his beloved Heather Harcourt who is on her way to be married to an English nobleman. Add a collection of memorable characters, cases of mistaken indentity and some hilarious events and this becomes the cruise of a lifetime. Everyone sings and dances their way across the Atlantic and love wins out in the end. Directed and choreographed by Rebecca Launius-Brown.
  • October 6, 2014
    • October 6, 2014 - October 8, 2014
      Festival of Family Farms Celebrating Skagit Farming
      Skagit Valley. Chaeck Maps
      Now in its 9th year of celebrating Skagit's farming heritage and traditions, local Skagit farms open their doors to the public in a show of food, farm tours, and educational tools that will leave you with a better appreciation of farming and agriculture. Admission is free. Watch for printed maps at local chamber of commerce in mid-September.
    • How to Handle Any Situation
      Copia 1174 S Burlington Blvd. Burlington, WA 98233
  • October 7, 2014
    • Ambassador Meeting - Burlington Chamber of Commerce
      Join with the Burlington Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee.
  • October 9, 2014
    • October 9, 2014 - October 11, 2014
      La Conner Lodging; Meeting Planner Site Tour / Reception
      La Conner Channel Lodge and Country Inn
      Are you planning an "Offsite Training" or "Offsite Meeting", Company Retreat or Employee Team Building Event? And need to check out the space and see if it will work for you? We can help! La Conner Lodging offers the perfect destination & setting for your needs. We welcome you to join us for one of our Scheduled Open House/ Reception to include a Group Site Inspection of both properties & Offsite Meeting Space, a welcome reception, Networking, and Limited Overnight Accommodations for those traveling a distance and are in the planning stage. Pick one of the following dates that coincide with your planning and let us give you a tour of our facilities.


      March 6th, 2014

      June 12th, 2014

      October 9th, 2014



      Limited Availability for Overnight Accommodations, call and reserve your spot today!

      Please call Kerra Irwin directly at (360) 466-1500 ext. 412.



      Book with us now! (360) 466-1500 / (888) 466-4113

      http://www.laconnerlodging.com
    • October 9, 2014 - December 28, 2014
      Elin Noble: Vox Stellarum - La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum
      La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum 703 South 2nd St, PO Box 1270 La Conner, WA 98257
      Textile artist, Elin Noble, has transformed the third floor galleries into an installation using black and white silk panels featuring irregular horizontal and vertical geometrical shapes. The panels are hung in sets, allowing a play of overlapping shapes and moir patterns. She has spent more than 30 years investigating the nuances of applying dye to cloth. In the last 10 years she has focused primarily on a historical clamp-dye resist process from Japan known as itajime, a process by which luminous and complex colors and patterns are dyed on cloth.
    • October 9, 2014 - November 23, 2014
      Best of the Festival
      La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum 703 South 2nd St, PO Box 1270 La Conner, WA 98257
      Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival. On exhibit will be Best of Show and all the top entries in each category; plus the pieces that have been given an Award of Excellence. Whether your passion is traditional quilts, art quilts, wearable arts or fiber arts, there are many fine examples on display. This is your opportunity to really study the designs and techniques of talented contemporary artists.
    • Multi Chamber AFTER HOURS at Key Bank Burlington
      711 Haggen Drive Burlington, WA 98233
  • October 10, 2014
    • McIntyre Hall Presents: The Barefoot Movement
      McIntyre Hall 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.
    • 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 13, 2014
    • How to Handle Any Situation
      Copia 1174 S Burlington Blvd. Burlington, WA 98233
  • October 15, 2014
    • 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: Kitty Hawk Cafe

      Catered by: Kitty Hawk Cafe



      $15 for members, $20 for non members

      Please RSVP to erika@burlington-chamber.com or call Erika at (360)757-0994.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • October 20, 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 .
  • October 21, 2014
    • Board of Directors Meeting - Burlington Chamber of Commerce
  • October 25, 2014
    • Scream & Scamper 5K
      La Conner, WA
      The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County's Scream &Scamper 5K Fun Run/Walk is here! This exciting themed run throughout the BOO-tifuls race was a huge success with over 400 participants. This year we expect 600 runners along with many spectators and volunteers. Alongside ther ace will be spooky themed activities for the entire family including: Trunk or Treat Circle, face painting, costume contest on the Orange Carpet, and music. It will be a great time for the entire family.



      The run takes place Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The race starts at the Skate Park on N. 6th Street, weaves through town leading up to a turnaround point on W. Pearl Jensen Way and returns to the Frightening Finish Line at the Skate Park. The costume contest, and other festivities, will be held within the Trunk or Treat Circle after the race.



      This year we are pleased to announce that the course is registered on the USA Track & Field (USATF) Certified Courses list which publicizes the race to thousands of local, regional, and national runners. Participants and Sponsors can access important race information through theScream & Scamper 5K homepage at http://www.skagitraisesgreatkids.org/SS5K

      All net proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County's La Conner Club, which is a non-profit youth development organization dedicated to helping all young people reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
  • October 27, 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 .
  • October 31, 2014
    • Bellingham Downtown Trick or Treat
      Downtown Bellingham
      Downtown merchants will scare up a delightful array of in-store treats for kids dressed in costume. Trick-or-Treat balloons will be displayed outside and posters will be placed on the doors and windows of participating businesses. Free Parking in the Parkade at 1300 Commercial Street starting at 3pm!
  • 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."
    • McIntyre Hall Presents: True Blues With Corey Harris & Alvin Youngblood Hart
      McIntyre Hall 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."
  • November 3, 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 .
  • November 4, 2014
    • Ambassador Meeting - Burlington Chamber of Commerce
      Join with the Burlington Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee.
  • November 10, 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 .
  • 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.
  • September 12, 2015
    • 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



      Special offer by Sponsor Hampton Inn & Suites

      Enjoy two tickets for the price of one when you book the Uncorked Woolley Wine & Music Festival Package on Saturday, September 13th. Get an overnight stay in one of our comfortable guest rooms that includes these great amenities:


      Free hot breakfast
      Complimentary bottle of wine*
      Free WiFi
      Access to the swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center & business center


      Transportation to and from the event at Eagle Haven Winery can be arranged by hotel. Join us for a fun time with wine, food and music on Saturday, September 13th.



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