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Local Master Gardeners will be on hand for Plant Diagnostic Clinics from 5-7:30pm Mondays through July at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Bring your spring gardening questions, samples or photos of unknown or problem plants, and other gardening questions.
Upfront Theatre improvisors will present two sets of short-form improv comedy games at Beer + Improv + Food Truck (BIFT) shows at 6pm every Tuesday through Aug. 28 at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Tickets to the interactive, family-friendly performances are $5 (free for those 12 and under). Fare from Cicchitti’s Pizza will also be available for purchase.
Dirty Ferns open the second Downtown Sounds concert of the summer taking place from 5:30-9pm on Bay and Prospect streets in downtown Bellingham. Petty or Not headlines the free event. A beer and wine garden with expanded beverage items, family-friendly activities and more will be part of the fun. Additional concerts happen Wednesdays through Aug. 8.
The annual “Commedia in the Park” takes place at 7pm Thursday, and 5pm and 7pm Friday at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Presented by Western Washington University Theatre students and directed by Rich Brown, “Commedia” is a highly physicalized, masked comedy performance originating from the Italian Renaissance. The free shows feature well-known stock characters such as tricky servants, young lovers, and foolish old men and women. Entry is free.
Come witness stories and comedy made up on the spot, inspired by your suggestions, when “LOL-apalooza” shows at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The short-form comedy improv spotlight could feature a battle royale, a team competition, a collage of different games, a night of dangerous games, or whatever other forms the players decide on. Entry is $10-$12.
Celebrate the largest harvest of raspberries in North America at the Northwest Raspberry Festival taking place Friday and Saturday throughout Lynden. In addition to offering raspberry ice cream sundaes and smoothies, pies, flats and other local food products featuring the celebrated fruit, the event will include a basketball tournament, live music, vendors, a street market, a car show, a fun run, prize drawings and much more. Entry is free. For more info lynden.org.
The 26th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm Saturdays through Dec. 22 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. In addition to perusing and purchasing locally grown produce, crafts and ready-to-eat foods, upcoming events include Demo Days, Chef in the Market, and a Wednesday Market starting in June at the Fairhaven Village Green.
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