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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 5, 2014
    • July 5, 2014 - August 30, 2014
      Absolute Art Series
      yOUR Community Bakery 109 N. 1st St. La Conner, WA
  • July 11, 2014
    • July 11, 2014 - August 29, 2014
      Art you Artistic!
      yOUR Community Bakery 109 N. 1st St. La Conner, WA
  • 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 1, 2014
    • Cap Sante Summer Concert Series @ Seafarers' Memorial Park
      Seafarer's Memorial Park
      The Snohomish Artist Guild presents the 7th Annual Cap Sante Summer Concert Series @ Seafarers' Memorial Park. The entire community is welcome free of charge to the shows. Bring a chair, a blanket, and the whole family for an exciting season of song and dance!



      7 pm show time



      Creme Tangerine (Beatles and much more) http://www.cremetangerine.com
    • August 1, 2014 - August 4, 2014
      Anacortes Arts Festival
      The 46th Annual Anacortes Arts Festival is an event that attracts more than 50,000 people a year. Art booths will line Commercial Ave, interspersed with main stage musical entertainment, hands-on youth activities, a vintage vehicle show, poetry reading, a juried fine art show, and American and Ethnic food venues to satisfy the palates of all. A Patron of the Arts event will kick off the event.
    • August 1, 2014 - August 3, 2014
      Anacortes Arts Festival
      Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 3. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Call 360.293.6211 for more information.
    • August 1, 2014 - August 24, 2014
      Gallery Cygnus: Becky Fletcher Show
      Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial
      Our new show at Gallery Cygnus features the paintings of Becky Fletcher, well known Skagit Valley artist. Artist reception is Saturday, August 2nd, 5-8pm. Show continues through August 24th.
    • Burlington Summer Nights - Market & Music
      Visitor Information Center 520 E Fairhaven Ave Burlington
      Local crafters, farmers, live music and more!



      Burlington Summer Nights will offer the community a weekly market and free live entertainment.



      Just as local veggies and fruits start to peek through the soil, Burlington will blossom with its own market. Starting on Friday, July 11th the Burlington Summer Nights Market and Music will kick off beginning at 3:00pm. Burlington Summer Nights will take place at the beautiful, newly built Visitor Information Center in downtown Burlington.



      For those who would like to participate as a vendor, there will be no charge for 2014. Applications can be obtained at the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, 520 E Fairhaven Avenue in Burlington, or online at http://www.burlingtonwa.gov or http://www.Burlington-Chamber.com.



      Download Vendor Application



      Friday, July 11th Friday, August 28th

      Market: 3:00pm-7:00pm

      Music: 7:00-10:00pm
    • Ribbon Cutting at Hand Crafted Boutique
      503 E Fairhaven Avenue
      Join us for a Ribbon Cutting

      Friday, August 1 at 4:00pm



      Mayor Steve Sexton will be joining with us as we cut the ribbon and celebrate the grand opening of Hand Crafted Boutique - a division of Washington Vocational Services. 503 E Fairhaven Avenue, Burlington
    • First Friday Gallery Art Walk
      Downtown Anacortes
      First Friday Gallery Art Walk. Come downtown and enjoy the art galleries!!
    • Anacortes Community Theatre presents Lend Me A Tenor
      Anacortes Community Theatre 918 M Avenue Anacortes
      The Cleveland Grand Opera Company is primed to welcome the world famous Italian tenor Tito Morelli to appear for one night only in Verdi's Otello. The great star arrives and through a series of of mishaps is suddenly "unavailable". But the show must go on and so it does! Ken Lugwig's Tony winning comedy was a sensation on Broadway and London's West End. This madcap, screwball comedy is directed by Carla Hurst.
    • August 1, 2014 - August 3, 2014
      Anacortes Arts Festival
      Historic Downtown Anacortes
      In its sixth decade, the Anacortes Arts Festival has been named one of the top 100 fine art fairs in the US. It features 250 juried booth artisans in historic downtown Anacortes, a regional fine art exhibition on the waterfront and large Working Studios area showcasing art in action. Three entertainment stages, regional and ethnic foods, micro-brew and wine bars. An active hands on youth area rounds out the Festival.
  • August 2, 2014
    • South African Wines @ Hellams Vineyard Wine Shop & Wine Bar
    • Hellams Vineyard Presents Taste of Walla Walla Dinner Cruise
      We're excited to announce two August cruises! The first cruise will feature the "Taste of Walla Walla", with three top Walla Walla winemakers onboard (Five Star Cellars, Bunchgrass & Kontos) pouring their special wines on Saturday, August 2nd. This cruise will feature a fully catered dinner by Gere-A-Deli, with appetizers, salmon, prime rib, side dishes and dessert included. The voyage will take us northbound to the mystical Mermaid Rocks and the Cone Islands, venturing on to Toehead Pass and Obstruction Pass off of Orcas Island, continuing onward to Thatcher Pass, Lopez Spit, Decatur Island and Lopez Pass, and the Marine Sanctuary off of Bird Rocks - then homeward bound. This is a fantastic scenic cruise abundant with eagles, seals, and spectacular scenery. A chartered bus will pick you up at Hellams Vineyard in La Conner at 5 p.m. (please check in to the shop no later than 4:15 p.m.) We'll then head over to the Mystic Sea, a 100' boat based out of Anacortes at Cap Sante Marina, board and depart at 6 p.m. The boat will return to dock at 9 p.m., and you'll then be chartered back to La Conner. Cost is $130 per person; $120 for club members (+ tax). RSVP is required by calling the shop at 360.466.1758. There is a 10-day cancellation policy in effect for this trip.
    • Skagit Valley Art Escape - La Conner Art Walk
    • Chamber Night at the Races - Skagit Speedway
      Chamber Night at the Races





      Gates open at 5:30 pm

      Qualifying 6:15 pm

      Opening Ceremonies 7:00 pm



      Steve Beitler, owner of Skagit Speedway is dedicated to providing a safe and fun atmosphere for the entire family. Join us for a great evening of racing! 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman Sprint Cars and the USAC HPD Midgets.



      Each Chamber member business will receive one free "Family Pass" good for two adults and up to four children. Entry can be redeemed at the Chamber table located near the will call window. See you all there!
    • Chamber Night at the Races
      4796 Old Highway 99 NorthAlger, WA 98233
      Steve Beitler, owner of Skagit Speedway is dedicated to providing a safe and fun atmosphere for the entire family. Join us for a great evening of racing! 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman Sprint Cars and the USAC HPD Midgets.



      Each Chamber member business will receive one free "Family Pass" good for two adults and up to four children. Entry can be redeemed at the Chamber table located near the will call window. See you all there!



      http://www.skagitspeedway.com
    • Anacortes Community Theatre presents Lend Me A Tenor
      Anacortes Community Theatre 918 M Avenue Anacortes
      The Cleveland Grand Opera Company is primed to welcome the world famous Italian tenor Tito Morelli to appear for one night only in Verdi's Otello. The great star arrives and through a series of of mishaps is suddenly "unavailable". But the show must go on and so it does! Ken Lugwig's Tony winning comedy was a sensation on Broadway and London's West End. This madcap, screwball comedy is directed by Carla Hurst.
  • August 3, 2014
    • Friendship Bracelet Creations
      yOUR Bakery 109 N. 1st St. La Conner, WA
    • Anacortes Community Theatre presents Lend Me A Tenor
      Anacortes Community Theatre 918 M Avenue Anacortes
      The Cleveland Grand Opera Company is primed to welcome the world famous Italian tenor Tito Morelli to appear for one night only in Verdi's Otello. The great star arrives and through a series of of mishaps is suddenly "unavailable". But the show must go on and so it does! Ken Lugwig's Tony winning comedy was a sensation on Broadway and London's West End. This madcap, screwball comedy is directed by Carla Hurst.
  • August 4, 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 .
  • August 5, 2014
    • Ambassador Meeting - Burlington Chamber of Commerce
      Join with the Burlington Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee.
    • Loom Band & Charm Art
      yOUR Community Bakery 109 N. 1st St. La Conner, WA
  • August 6, 2014
    • August 6, 2014 - August 9, 2014
      Skagit County Fair
      Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 W. Taylor St.
    • August 6, 2014 - August 9, 2014
      Skagit County Fair
      Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 W. Taylor St. in Mount Vernon.
      Skagit County Fair

      August 6-9, 2014



      **Local Music ** Carnival**

      **Hypnotist** Magician**

      **Farm Animals** Eating Contests**

      **Kid's Zone Events**Food**

      Car Show ** & Much More!!!



      360-336-9414 http://www.skagitcounty.net/fair
    • August 6, 2014 - August 9, 2014
      Skagit County Fair
      Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 W. Taylor St.
      Skagit County Fair August 6-9, 2014 **Local Music ** Carnival** **Hypnotist** Magician** **Farm Animals** Eating Contests** **Kid?s Zone Events**Food** Car Show ** & Much More!!! 360-336-9414 http://www.skagitcounty.net/fair
    • August 6, 2014 - August 9, 2014
      Skagit County Fair
      Skagit County Fairgrounds
      Skagit County Fair

      August 6-9, 2014



      **Local Music ** Carnival**

      **Hypnotist** Magician**

      **Farm Animals** Eating Contests**

      **Kid's Zone Events**Food**

      Car Show ** & Much More!!!



      360-336-9414 http://www.skagitcounty.net/fair
    • Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting - La Conner Chiropractic
      La Conner Chiropractic 125 Washington St. La Conner, WA 98257
    • Skin Wars Preview Party with Local Contestant Dutch Bihary
      Here is some REFRESHING BREAKING NEWS!!

      We can now share that Dutch Bihary from Mount Vernon, WA, owner of contoursfx.com (CONTOURSFX), and also Seattle's SeaHulk body painter, is a contestant on Skin Wars! WooHoo!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljRP5smokhY



      Come join us for good food, good fun and good friend or new friends! Watch the show with Dutch and his family.
    • Big Band Wednesday!
      Seafarers' Park
      Hear "Fidalgo Swing" ROAR with enormous sound! Your toes will tap and sitting won't be an option once you get the sway going! Come sit on the grass or bring your favorite lawn chair and enjoy a mid-week delight! -Compliments of the Port of Anacortes.
    • Monty Python Live (mostly)
      712 South First Street, Mount Vernon
      The Lincoln Theatre is happy to broadcast the upcoming MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY) show taken from the historic Last Night of the Pythons Live from London's O2 arena recorded on July 20th. Now fans around the world will have the opportunity of joining in on one of the most anticipated live events of the year, a chance to say farewell to the Pythons on this last and special night. The live show will be directed by Aubrey Powell and produced by Fiz Oliver.
  • August 7, 2014
    • Pioneer Picnic
      Pioneer Park, La Conner
      The Pioneer Association will be honoring the pioneer family of the year - The Lagerlunds, as well as the Pioneer Spirit Award recipient - Bertha Fohn!

      Join us for a traditional salmon dinner, accordion music and a sing a long.
    • Mount Vernon Chamber Executive Board Meeting
      Mount Vernon Chamber office 301 W. Kincaid St.
      Mount Vernon Chamber Executive Board Meeting
    • Retail Committee Meeting
      Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce 301 Kincaid St Mount Vernon
    • Anacortes Community Theatre presents Lend Me A Tenor
      Anacortes Community Theatre 918 M Avenue Anacortes
      The Cleveland Grand Opera Company is primed to welcome the world famous Italian tenor Tito Morelli to appear for one night only in Verdi's Otello. The great star arrives and through a series of of mishaps is suddenly "unavailable". But the show must go on and so it does! Ken Lugwig's Tony winning comedy was a sensation on Broadway and London's West End. This madcap, screwball comedy is directed by Carla Hurst.
  • August 8, 2014
    • Cap Sante Summer Concert Series @ Seafarers' Memorial Park
      Sea Farer's Memorial Park
      The Snohomish Artist Guild presents the 7th Annual Cap Sante Summer Concert Series @ Seafarers' Memorial Park. The entire community is welcome free of charge to the shows. Bring a chair, a blanket, and the whole family for an exciting season of song and dance!



      Friday nights 7pm



      Country singer song writer - Jessica Lynne ( Country ) http://www.jessica-lynne.com
    • Burlington Summer Nights - Market & Music
      Visitor Information Center 520 E Fairhaven Ave Burlington
      Local crafters, farmers, live music and more!



      Burlington Summer Nights will offer the community a weekly market and free live entertainment.



      Just as local veggies and fruits start to peek through the soil, Burlington will blossom with its own market. Starting on Friday, July 11th the Burlington Summer Nights Market and Music will kick off beginning at 3:00pm. Burlington Summer Nights will take place at the beautiful, newly built Visitor Information Center in downtown Burlington.



      For those who would like to participate as a vendor, there will be no charge for 2014. Applications can be obtained at the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, 520 E Fairhaven Avenue in Burlington, or online at http://www.burlingtonwa.gov or http://www.Burlington-Chamber.com.



      Download Vendor Application



      Friday, July 11th Friday, August 28th

      Market: 3:00pm-7:00pm

      Music: 7:00-10:00pm
    • Anacortes Community Theatre presents Lend Me A Tenor
      Anacortes Community Theatre 918 M Avenue Anacortes
      The Cleveland Grand Opera Company is primed to welcome the world famous Italian tenor Tito Morelli to appear for one night only in Verdi's Otello. The great star arrives and through a series of of mishaps is suddenly "unavailable". But the show must go on and so it does! Ken Lugwig's Tony winning comedy was a sensation on Broadway and London's West End. This madcap, screwball comedy is directed by Carla Hurst.
  • August 9, 2014
    • August 9, 2014 - August 11, 2014
      Estate Sale
      La Conner Civic Garden Club
      The Skagit County Historical Museum in partnership with the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum will be holding an estate sale. Items include furniture, glassware, books, antiques, art and more!
    • Burlington American Legion Blood Drive
      721 E. Fairhaven Ave Burlington, WA 98233
      The Burlington American Legion will be hosting a Blood Drive on Saturday, August 9th at 9:00am until 3:00pm. Please stop by and donate blood to benefit our community.
    • Classic Yacht & Car show La Conner
      The 7th Annual La Conner Classic Yacht & Car Show will celebrate La Conner's maritime history and industry.



      The La Conner Classic Boat Show participants will include on-land and in-water boats. A panel of judges will rate the participating boats in several categories by the vintage, condition, uniqueness, and history of the boat.
    • 14th Annual La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show
    • August 9, 2014 - August 10, 2014
      Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts Exhibition
      Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts 12636 Chilberg Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273 (Just outside of La Conner)
      Join us as Level 4 Research for Design Graduates present their work! This exhibition, which is free and open to the public, is a celebration of the accomplishments of nine Level 4 Research for Advanced Design students, who have completed two and a half years of study with Gail Harker. Students have chosen, researched, explored and developed a major inspirational theme resulting in an original body of artwork. Personal expression and complex imagery are features of the work on display including Wall Hangings, 3-d items, Design boards and Sketchbooks.
    • Porterhouse Brewfest
      Downtown Mount Vernon
      The Twelfth annual PORTERHOUSE BREWFEST is set, featuring three of Washington State's hottest blues bands: Margaret Wilder Band - 2:00 to 3:20pm; Mary McPage Band - 3:50 to 5:10pm; and Chris Eger Band - 5:40 to 7:00pm. Dozens of premium microbreweries will be sampling their beer, and plenty of food from local eateries will be available. We are closing Gates Street between 1st & the Skagit River for our annual "Blues & Brews Block Party" so grab your sunglasses and sun block, and cruise over to the best party happening this summer. This event is our most consistent yearly fundraiser, so please bring your friends to soak up the sun and support the Lincoln! The Porterhouse Brewfest is a 21 and over event. Raffle Tickets for cool stuff will be available.
    • Anacortes Community Theatre presents Lend Me A Tenor
      Anacortes Community Theatre 918 M Avenue Anacortes
      The Cleveland Grand Opera Company is primed to welcome the world famous Italian tenor Tito Morelli to appear for one night only in Verdi's Otello. The great star arrives and through a series of of mishaps is suddenly "unavailable". But the show must go on and so it does! Ken Lugwig's Tony winning comedy was a sensation on Broadway and London's West End. This madcap, screwball comedy is directed by Carla Hurst.
    • Live Music - Ford Giesbrecht
      Washington Sips - 608 S. First Street, La Conner
      Brazilian and American Jazz Guitar!
  • August 10, 2014
    • Drumming Circle
      yOUR Community Bakery 109 N. 1st St. La Conner, WA
    • Anacortes Community Theatre presents Lend Me A Tenor
      Anacortes Community Theatre 918 M Avenue Anacortes
      The Cleveland Grand Opera Company is primed to welcome the world famous Italian tenor Tito Morelli to appear for one night only in Verdi's Otello. The great star arrives and through a series of of mishaps is suddenly "unavailable". But the show must go on and so it does! Ken Lugwig's Tony winning comedy was a sensation on Broadway and London's West End. This madcap, screwball comedy is directed by Carla Hurst.
  • August 11, 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.
  • August 12, 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.
    • MoNA: Early Enrichment
      MoNA, 121 South First Street, La Conner, WA 98257
      Parents or caregivers and children ages 2-4 years are encouraged to participate in a fun morning of art, stories and sensory experiences. Classes are free but pre-registration is requested.
    • Monthly Educational Series - Hospice of the NW
      La Conner Retirement Inn 204 N. 1st St La Conner, WA 98257
      Join us for our monthly educational series, wine and appetizers will be served afterwards.
    • Hospice Northwest 101 and 5 Wishes
      La Conner Retirement Inn 204 N 1st St. La Conner
      Monthly educational series presents Wendy Rohrbacher from Hospice Northwest who will present Hospice 101 and the 5 Wishes. Each month we present a guest speaker to the residents and the public. Please join us for the lecture, and afterwards, appetizers and wine.
  • August 13, 2014
    • Knowledge NOW - Educational Lunch Series - Leveraging Email Technology
      Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce 301 W Kincaid Mount Vernon, WA 98273
      Knowledge NOW -

      Educational Lunch Series



      Leveraging Email Technology

      Presented by Chris Birk, CAS Creative Options, LLC
      Law of 29 - Fact or Fiction? Does a potential customer really need to see your content 29 times before converting?

      Learn ways to leverage email technology to prospect new customers and maintain contact with current customers.


      Get an introduction to email marketing programs such as MailChimp and Constant Contact and learn how to use them to educate your customers and prospects about your business. Gain useful tips on ways to maintain contact with current and past customers while generating contact with warm prospects.





      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.
    • Left Handed Art Celebration
      yOUR Bakery 109 N. 1st St. La Conner, WA
    • Big Band Wednesday!
      Seafarers' Park
      Hear the "Seanotes" ROAR with enormous sound! Your toes will tap and sitting won't be an option once your get the sway going! Come sit on the grass or bring your favorite lawn chair and enjoy a mid-week delight! -Compliments of the Port of Anacortes
  • August 14, 2014
    • 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.
    • Anacortes Community Theatre presents Lend Me A Tenor
      Anacortes Community Theatre 918 M Avenue Anacortes
      The Cleveland Grand Opera Company is primed to welcome the world famous Italian tenor Tito Morelli to appear for one night only in Verdi's Otello. The great star arrives and through a series of of mishaps is suddenly "unavailable". But the show must go on and so it does! Ken Lugwig's Tony winning comedy was a sensation on Broadway and London's West End. This madcap, screwball comedy is directed by Carla Hurst.
  • August 15, 2014
    • Cap Sante Summer Concert Series @ Seafarers' Memorial Park
      Seafarer's Memorial Park
      The Snohomish Artist Guild presents the 7th Annual Cap Sante Summer Concert Series @ Seafarers' Memorial Park. The entire community is welcome free of charge to the shows. Bring a chair, a blanket, and the whole family for an exciting season of song and dance!



      Free to the public



      Global Heat (hip hop, soul and grove band) http://www.global-heat.com
    • Executive/Finance Board Meeting
    • 3rd Annual Chuck Dynes Memorial Golf Tournament
      Skagit Golf and Country Club
      Visit http://www.chuckdynestournament.com for sponsorship and registration information.



      All donations are tax deductible. Proceeds benefit that Charles G. Dynes Memorial Scholarship Fund in the care of the Burlington-Edison Education and Alumni Foundation.
    • Burlington Summer Nights - Market & Music
      Visitor Information Center 520 E Fairhaven Ave Burlington
      Local crafters, farmers, live music and more!



      Burlington Summer Nights will offer the community a weekly market and free live entertainment.



      Just as local veggies and fruits start to peek through the soil, Burlington will blossom with its own market. Starting on Friday, July 11th the Burlington Summer Nights Market and Music will kick off beginning at 3:00pm. Burlington Summer Nights will take place at the beautiful, newly built Visitor Information Center in downtown Burlington.



      For those who would like to participate as a vendor, there will be no charge for 2014. Applications can be obtained at the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, 520 E Fairhaven Avenue in Burlington, or online at http://www.burlingtonwa.gov or http://www.Burlington-Chamber.com.



      Download Vendor Application



      Friday, July 11th Friday, August 28th

      Market: 3:00pm-7:00pm

      Music: 7:00-10:00pm
    • Firewalk Celebration
      Base of the Rainbow Bridge - La Conner Presented by yOUR COmmunity Bakery
    • Anacortes Community Theatre presents Lend Me A Tenor
      Anacortes Community Theatre 918 M Avenue Anacortes
      The Cleveland Grand Opera Company is primed to welcome the world famous Italian tenor Tito Morelli to appear for one night only in Verdi's Otello. The great star arrives and through a series of of mishaps is suddenly "unavailable". But the show must go on and so it does! Ken Lugwig's Tony winning comedy was a sensation on Broadway and London's West End. This madcap, screwball comedy is directed by Carla Hurst.
  • August 16, 2014
    • 100th Anniversary of the Steam Tractor & Annual Belleville Threshing Bee
      19095 Cook Road
      Lagerlund Farms, Belleville Threshers & the Cascade Two-Cylinder Club. Weather permitting. Potluck lunch.
    • MoNA: Foundations of Feltmaking
      MoNA, 121 South First Street, La Conner, WA 98257
      Come experience the tactile and transformative media of felt making. Focus will be on creating 2-D and 3-D forms using wool, soap, water, and friction. Instruction will be given on making flat felt, cords, and solid spheres as a foundation for building methods used in creating future functional and sculptural pieces.



      Tricia A. Stackle is an artist, designer, and art educator for makers of all ages. She earned an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work has been featured in FiberArts Magazine, Surface Design Magazine, and was recently published in Lark's 500 Felt Objects and a Korean/English book Mobile Architecture.
    • Friends and Family Barbeque at La Conner Retirement Inn
      La Conner Retirement Inn 204 N 1st La Conner
      Join in on the fun as we go Hawaiian! Wear your loudest Aloha shirt and be entered to win a great gift basket. We will be having a friends and family barbeque with Hawaiian kabobs, Chinese chicken salad and assorted pu pu's with music by the Greg Tutmarc Band. Fun for all!
    • Annual Friends and Family BBQ at the La Conner Retirement Inn
      La Conner Retirement Inn 204 N. 1st St La Conner, WA 98257
    • Anacortes Community Theatre presents Lend Me A Tenor
      Anacortes Community Theatre 918 M Avenue Anacortes
      The Cleveland Grand Opera Company is primed to welcome the world famous Italian tenor Tito Morelli to appear for one night only in Verdi's Otello. The great star arrives and through a series of of mishaps is suddenly "unavailable". But the show must go on and so it does! Ken Lugwig's Tony winning comedy was a sensation on Broadway and London's West End. This madcap, screwball comedy is directed by Carla Hurst.
  • August 17, 2014
    • Monty Python Live (mostly)
      712 South First Street, Mount Vernon
      The Lincoln Theatre is happy to broadcast the upcoming MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY) show taken from the historic Last Night of the Pythons Live from London's O2 arena recorded on July 20th. Now fans around the world will have the opportunity of joining in on one of the most anticipated live events of the year, a chance to say farewell to the Pythons on this last and special night. The live show will be directed by Aubrey Powell and produced by Fiz Oliver.
    • Anacortes Community Theatre presents Lend Me A Tenor
      Anacortes Community Theatre 918 M Avenue Anacortes
      The Cleveland Grand Opera Company is primed to welcome the world famous Italian tenor Tito Morelli to appear for one night only in Verdi's Otello. The great star arrives and through a series of of mishaps is suddenly "unavailable". But the show must go on and so it does! Ken Lugwig's Tony winning comedy was a sensation on Broadway and London's West End. This madcap, screwball comedy is directed by Carla Hurst.
  • August 18, 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 .
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • August 19, 2014
    • Skagit Business Alliance Monthly Meeting
      Farmhouse Inn 13724 LaConner Whitney Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273
    • Board of Directors Meeting - Burlington Chamber of Commerce
    • Burlington Historical Society Monthly Meeting
      Meeting location and topic to be determined.
  • August 20, 2014
    • Membership Luncheon
      Burlington Public Library, 820 E Washington Ave, Burlington 98233
      Speaker: Renee Huseby, Vigilant
      Generational differences in the workplace

      This is the first time in our nation's history that we have four generations working in the same workplace. However, the future leaders they need do not yet have the skills and competencies developed to adequately fill and sustain these soon-to-be vacated roles. Without the ability to find, retain, motivate and develop younger leaders, it will be even more challenging to achieve the critical succession planning that organizations need to survive. New tensions and frustrations are emerging as senior leaders are being asked to work with, develop and train younger leaders. More importantly, the generational differences that exist in how we view work, rewards, and a career path can make dealing with conflict in the workplace even more challenging. If you've ever heard someone complain about the lack of work ethic that exists with younger leaders or their general sense of entitlement, you've got a generation gap issue on your hands. This overview focuses on how each generation defines work expectations differently and what to do when you come to certain crossroads by using communication skills that will bridge the generation gap at work.


      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: Skagit Publishing, LLC

      Catered by: Skagit Valley Senior Village



      $15 for members, $20 for non members

      Please RSVP to erika@burlington-chamber.com or call Erika at (360)757-0994.
    • Big Band Wednesday!
      Seafarers' Park
      Hear the band ROAR with enormous sound! Your toes will tap and sitting won't be an option once you get the sway going! Come sit on the grass or bring your favorite lawn chair and enjoy a mid-week delight! -Compliments of the Port of Anacortes.
    • Mount Vernon Marketing subcommittee meeting
      301 W Kincaid St Mount Vernon
      For more information or the ask questions please contact Kristen Keltz, CEO, Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce at (360) 428-8547 or via e-mail at kristenk@mountvernonchamber.com
  • August 21, 2014
    • Restaurant Trades Association Meeting
      Chamber Board Room
      Hello Everyone-

      This is a reminder that a Restaurant Trades meeting will be held this coming Thursday, December 19th at 3:00pm in the Chamber Board room. We will be speaking about 2014 initiatives including Farm To Table - Eat Local Mount Vernon Event, Taste of Anacortes and Spring Wine Festival packages Cecilie is offering.



      We would also like your feedback about Taste of Anacortes through our survey. Just click on this link or paste in any browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6J6DRGX



      If a different time would work best for you and your business, please reply with any suggestions.
    • Skagit Wine & Beer Festival Committee Meeting
      301 W Kincaid St Mount Venron
    • Small Business Growth & Development Group
      Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce 301 W Kincaid St Mount Vernon
      Discussion about home based business.
  • August 22, 2014
    • Burlington Summer Nights - Market & Music
      Visitor Information Center 520 E Fairhaven Ave Burlington
      Local crafters, farmers, live music and more!



      Burlington Summer Nights will offer the community a weekly market and free live entertainment.



      Just as local veggies and fruits start to peek through the soil, Burlington will blossom with its own market. Starting on Friday, July 11th the Burlington Summer Nights Market and Music will kick off beginning at 3:00pm. Burlington Summer Nights will take place at the beautiful, newly built Visitor Information Center in downtown Burlington.



      For those who would like to participate as a vendor, there will be no charge for 2014. Applications can be obtained at the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, 520 E Fairhaven Avenue in Burlington, or online at http://www.burlingtonwa.gov or http://www.Burlington-Chamber.com.



      Download Vendor Application



      Friday, July 11th Friday, August 28th

      Market: 3:00pm-7:00pm

      Music: 7:00-10:00pm
    • An Enchanted Garden
      Swinomish Casino and Lodge Walton Events Center
      A Gala Evening to Benefit Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services
    • Gala to Benefit Skagit Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services
      Swinomish Event Center
      Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services Annual Auction
      Join us for our 3rd Annual Gala and Auction with the theme of Enchanted Garden. Over 200 people fill the event center for an evening of great food, drinks, company, and auction and raffle prizes!
  • August 23, 2014
    • Skagit Habitat for Humanity Amaze - A - Thon
    • Skagit Symphony: A Summer Garden Party
      Wakefield Farm over overlooking Skagit Bay
      Fund Rraising event: Supporting the Skagit Symphony and its Education Program.



      Dinner and live music in the Garden and Historic Barn of David and Dawn Chaplin.



      Reservations: (seating is limited) Skagit Symphony P.O. Box 1302 Mount Vernon, WA 98273 (360) 848-9336
    • Toys for Tots Benefit Concert featuring Leroy Bell
      Eagle Haven Winery 8243 Sims Rd Sedro-Woolley WA (360) 856-6248 eaglehavenwinery.com
    • LeRoy Bell / Toys for Tots Benefit Concert
      Eagle Haven Winery 8243 Sims Rd Sedro-Woolley WA (360) 856-6248 eaglehavenwinery.com
      On August 23rd, 2014 join us to experience an amazing evening at Eagle Haven Winery. Leroy Bell and His Only Friends are back in town again to perform a benefit concert for Toys for Tots. Award winning vocalist David Nellis will open for Leroy. Enjoy music and the fine wines produced at Eagle Haven Winery while taking in the beautiful background of the Cascade foothills. Food will be offered both by Reverie BBQ,and The Skagit Valley Detachment #1043 Marine Corps League will be doing a Salmon BBQ. All proceeds from the concert will go directly to the Skagit County Toys for Tots Chapter.
    • Skagit Symphony: A Summer Garden Party
      In the Garden and Historic Barn of Wakefield Farm overlooking Skagit Bay
      ~ Fund Raising Event ~

      Supporting the Skagit Symphony and its Education Program




      ~ Dinner and Live Music ~
  • August 24, 2014
    • Luau
      Skagit Valley Senior Village: 400 Gilkey Rd Burlington
      Live Hawaiian Dancers, Roasted Pig and Snow Cones. This is one event you don't want to miss!
    • Skagit Valley Senior Village Luau
      Skagit Valley Senior Village: 400 Gilkey Rd. Burlington
  • August 25, 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 .
  • August 26, 2014
    • Mount Vernon Government Affairs Meeting
      Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce 301 W Kincaid St.
      Mount Vernon Government Affairs Meeting
  • August 27, 2014
    • Chamber Luncheon - How to Create and Sustain a Sales & Service Culture
      BEST WESTERN PLUS Skagit Valley Inn & Convention Center 2300 Market Street Mount Vernon
      Sponsored by Gordon Telecom



      How to Create and Sustain a Sales & Service Culture presented by Brad Worthley

      Most business owners or managers know their craft or industry, but many are so busy working "in" the business, that they forgot about working "on" the business. How successful could they be if given the right tools and knowledge? Brad will cover the critical steps that every business needs to know in order to dominate their competition. This session is targeted to leaders, from any industry, of any size. Some of the topics include:

      Defining Your Unique Differentiating Factor

      Setting S.M.A.R.T Goals

      Non-Negotiable Service Standards

      Hiring Right the First Time

      Focusing on The Profit Chain





      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.
  • August 28, 2014
    • Web Design: Level 1 - WWU Info Session
      Technology Development Center
      This course is designed as an introduction to web design with an emphasis on essential markup languages. Students will create a simple multi-page website using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Students will hand-code their web documents rather than relying on a web editor in order to gain a firm grasp of HTML and CSS syntax. This course is a hybrid course with weekly face-to-face sessions and corresponding online resources and assignments.
  • August 29, 2014
    • Burlington Summer Nights - Market & Music
      Visitor Information Center 520 E Fairhaven Ave Burlington
      Local crafters, farmers, live music and more!



      Burlington Summer Nights will offer the community a weekly market and free live entertainment.



      Just as local veggies and fruits start to peek through the soil, Burlington will blossom with its own market. Starting on Friday, July 11th the Burlington Summer Nights Market and Music will kick off beginning at 3:00pm. Burlington Summer Nights will take place at the beautiful, newly built Visitor Information Center in downtown Burlington.



      For those who would like to participate as a vendor, there will be no charge for 2014. Applications can be obtained at the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, 520 E Fairhaven Avenue in Burlington, or online at http://www.burlingtonwa.gov or http://www.Burlington-Chamber.com.



      Download Vendor Application



      Friday, July 11th Friday, August 28th

      Market: 3:00pm-7:00pm

      Music: 7:00-10:00pm
  • September 3, 2014
    • 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
    • Mount Vernon Chamber Executive Board Meeting
      Mount Vernon Chamber office 301 W. Kincaid St.
      Mount Vernon Chamber Executive Board Meeting
    • 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 5, 2014
    • Skagit Raises Great Kids
      Avalon Golf Course 19345 Kelleher Road Burlington WA 98233
      Annual Golf Tournament
    • 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.
  • September 13, 2014
    • 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 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.
      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
  • 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.