Retirement open house

Retirement Open House for Carl and Sally Crouse, Saturday, July 31 from 2-4 p.m. at the Sumas Advent Christian Church, 125 Front St.

Cloud Mountain Farm Center Farm Stand

Experience farm-fresh produce and meet the folks who grew it at Cloud Mountain Farm Center’s Incubator Farm Stand. 

Farm Stand is open Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. at 5979 Lawrence Road, Everson. 

Email for more information.

Cemetery heritage

“A Walk Back in Time” historic Lynden Cemetery tours have resumed. They are at 11 a.m. Saturdays on the south side of Front Street at Guide Meridian Road.

Learn about pioneer families and unique cemetery trivia. Free, no reservations needed.

Details: 360-354-3675. Tours of Greenwood Cemetery, 605 E. Wiser Lake Road are at 1 p.m. the last Saturday of each month.

Sunset cruises

History Sunset Cruises are again offered this summer on Bellingham Bay, the Whatcom Museum partnering with San Juan Cruises.

Sailings aboard the 100-foot Victoria Star are on 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 31. Learn about the waterfront’s history and trivia.

Tickets $40 for non-museum members. Buy at least a week before sailing through or in-person at 250 Flora St., Bellingham. Non-refundable and not transferable between dates.

Fin and Feather at

Allied Arts

Aug. 6-28, Allied Arts of Whatcom County welcomes you to Fin and Feather, featuring work by Deborah Dole, Lori Hill, Rachel Simpson and Liz Cunningham.

Work included by each of these artists is full of detail and character, drawing the viewer into a world of whimsy and beauty. Dole, Hill, and Simpson are all showcasing pieces that embody members of the animal kingdom while Cunningham’s beaded jewelry will dazzle with its stunning intricacies.

Allied Arts is a non-profit gallery, proceeds from sales go to support the arts in our community.

For more information, visit or contact Katy Tolles, Artist Services Coordinator at 360-676-8548 x2 or

Allied Arts is at 1478 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham.

‘Fleeting Faces’ at Allied Arts

Allied Arts of Whatcom County invites you to explore its October exhibit, “Fleeting Faces.”

This installment features a variety of interesting and unique pieces from Frank Frazee, Susan Cohen Raphael, Jan Murphy, and Ken Wiener. The tone of “Fleeting Faces” is humanity, emotion, and the spaces in which people inhabit.

Frank Frazee utilizes primarily recycled materials with acrylic paint to create wonderful works of art. This exhibit will feature five portrait and five non-portrait pieces.

Susan Cohen Raphael loves faces, expressions, and natural beauty. She looks for the soul in everything and strives to represent that in all her artistic endeavors.

Jan Murphy is a mixed media assemblage artist whose work features antique, vintage articles and upcycled relics from the past.

Ken Wiener’s mixed media sculptures utilize items from our everyday life in unique ways that invoke creative thoughts in the viewer.

Allied Arts is a non-profit gallery. Proceeds from sales go to support the arts in the community.

For more information visit or contact: Kelly Hart, Artist Services Coordinator at 676-8548 x2 or

Allied Arts is at 1478 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham.

‘Paintings of my life’ at Gallery Syre

Gallery Syre will hold the first solo exhibition of Beth Anna Margolis from July 31 through Oct. 23. The exhibition titled “Paintings Of My Life” will feature a selection of more than 60 works that include originals and Giclee print reproductions, plus her newly published book. 

Margolis is a painter and poet who has been creating art for many years. The artworks and the book offer an incredible insight on Beth Anna’s world view, nurtured by her personal experiences and creative vision. Showcasing this life-time collection of her paintings along with the presentation of her new book with the eponymous title “Paintings of My Life,” Gallery Syre aims to open up and share Margolis’s story. 

Also on display will be Beth Anna’s new book which includes excerpts of her poetry and paintings from her previous book, “Uplifted Down Syndrome,” along with new essays, poems, and artwork never seen before. 

Contemporaneously, Gallery Syre will introduce a new selection of David Syre’s paintings made during Spring 2021. 

For images and more information, email

Gallery Syre is at 465 W. Stuart Road, Bellingham. Visit for more information.