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n A Downton Abbey Royal Tea Party will be held at the Concrete Theater, 45920 Main St., at 3 pm Sunday, May 22. The event includes tea and treats, film clips, a trivia contest, best dressed awards, door prizes and photo opportunities. Admission includes entry to the 5 pm showing of “Downton Abbey: A New Era.” Tickets, $25, available online only at

n The Skagit Water Weeks is being held through May 31, with a variety of fun, educational and free family activities. Hosted by the Skagit Conservation Education Alliance and numerous community partners. Schedule of activities: or contact Christine Longdon at

n Dance to the music of the Skippers or Sentimental Journey each Thursday from 1-3 pm at the Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland Ave. $5 cover charge requested.

n Salish Sea Early Music Festival: Through May 27, online and at various regional venues, including Fir-Conway Lutheran Church and the Croatian Cultural Center in Anacortes.

n Celebrate National Menstrual Hygiene Day with the Stanwood-Camano Island Chapter of Days for Girls from 10 am-4 pm Saturday, May 28, at 8910 Viking Way, west entrance, around the building from Stanwood Thai Restaurant.

n Pleasant Ridge Cemetery commissioners invite the public to the outdoor Memorial Day service at the cemetery, 17666 Valentine Road, Mount Vernon, at 9 am Monday, May 30. Limited seating is available for those unable to stand. Cemetery commissioners will be available for questions or concerns.

n The Anacortes Masons will resume their annual Memorial Day ceremony at Causland Memorial Park, 710 N Ave., at 11 am Monday, May 30.

n Starting June 1, One Take Weekly Jam and Open Mic with Richard Williams and Chris Eger moves to 7 pm Wednesdays at Mirkwood Public House, 117 E. Division St., Arlington. 360-403-9020,

n The annual Blast from the Past celebration will be held in downtown Sedro-Woolley on June 3-5. The event will celebrate 1972 with music, car-related events, a fun run/walk, arts and crafts fair, kids activities and more. Information:,, or events coordinator Monique Brigham (

n The Concrete Chamber of Commerce will present the Mountain Film Festival on June 2-5 at the Concrete Theatre, 45920 Main St. Highlights include documents, multimedia presentations, photography and mountain sports workshops. Guest speakers include Jeff Kish of the Pacific Northwest Trail Association and Oak Rankin of Glacier Peak Institute. Andy Porter Photography and Seattle City Light are also participating.

The schedule of films and presentations can be found at, and tickets are available online. The film festival coincides with the Mount Baker Ultramarathon, a 56-mile footrace from Concrete to Mount Baker’s Sherman peak. Seventy or more runners will start in town center at midnight, June 4.

n The Growing Veterans Summer Kickoff is scheduled for 1-4 pm Saturday, June 11, at the Edison Granary, 14136 Gilmore Ave., Bow. The event will feature food, a beer garden, live music, silent auction and raffle, talent from the Bellingham Circus Guild, and more. Growing Veterans’ mission is to “empower military veterans to cultivate purpose and belonging by growing food, community and each other,” according to a news release. Tickets and information:

n Swedish pancakes will be served from 8-10:30 am Saturday, June 11, at the Mount Vernon Elks, 2120 Market St., Mount Vernon. $9. 360-848-8882.

n Berry Dairy Days: The full Berry Dairy Days festival will return to downtown Burlington on June 17-19. Features include the Strawberry Shortcake Booth, Grand Parade, Kids Zone, Entertainment Stage, Vendor Fair, BBQ Battle, and Berry Cool Car Show, among others. This year marks the 85th anniversary of Berry Dairy Days.

n The Sedro-Woolley High School Class of 1972 will hold its 50th reunion at 5:30 pm Saturday, July 2, at 24663 Minkler Road, Sedro-Woolley. No cost, but donations welcome. Finger foods, and BYOB. For more information, visit Facebook page “Sedro-Woolley Class 1972.” Additional information, email Sue (Grip) Husk at

n Loggerodeo, which celebrates the Fourth in July in Sedro-Woolley, will be held July 1-4. This marks the 74th year for Loggerodeo, which includes an arts & crafts fair, barbecue cook-off, carnival, chainsaw carving competition, a beard contest, kiddie parade, the Grand Parade, fireworks, the Great Sedro-Woolley Footrace, rodeo, street dance, live music and more. Information:, or email

n Join the Process of the Species in the Anacortes July 4 parade. Procession of the Species is a community art experience celebrating the web of life. Workshops will be held during June at Johnny Picasso’s. Workshop leaders are needed. Information:; Instagram: potsanacortes or; or

n Burlington Summer Nights will feature live music and family fun at the amphitheater at the Burlington Visitor Information Center/Chamber of Commerce. Bands are scheduled to perform on Fridays, July 8, 15, 22, 29, and Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26.

n The Burlington-Edison High School Class of 1972 will celebrate its 50-year reunion on July 15-16. There will be an informal gathering on Friday, July 15, at Sports Keg Grill (1660 South Burlington Blvd.), and on Saturday, July 16, a potluck is scheduled for 6 pm at Bay View Civic Center (12615 C St., Mount Vernon). Information: Alan Heynsten, 360-391-0938.

n The Mount Vernon High School Class of 1982 will celebrate its 40-year reunion at 6 pm Saturday, Aug. 6, at Skagit Golf and Country Club, 16701 Country Club Drive, Burlington. $50 per person; must register before July 15. Information:

n The Anacortes Arts Festival is scheduled for Aug. 5-7. Dozens of booth artisans, working studios, live music, food and beverages, an Art Dash, a festival store and more.

n 2022 free parks days: Visitors will not need a Discover Pass to park at state parks and on recreation lands managed by Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

Saturday, June 11 – National Get Outdoors Day.

Sunday, June 12 – Free Fishing Weekend.

Sunday, June 19 — Juneteenth.

Saturday, Sept. 24 – National Public Lands Day.

Monday, Oct. 10 – World Mental Health Day.

Friday, Nov. 11 – Veterans Day.

Friday, Nov. 25 – Native American Heritage Day.


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