n Skagit Climate Talks: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, with Dr. Steve Ghan, who will discuss the latest U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) AR6 Physical Sciences report. For information and the Zoom link, visit skagitbeaches.org.
n History of British Columbia Railroad: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14. The Whatcom County Historical Society presents local author Mike Impero for a talk on Bellingham Bay and the British Columbia Railroad in the late 1800s. $5 suggested donation for nonmembers. whatcommuseum.org.
n Art of Rebellion: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. Whatcom Museum in Bellingham will host Chicano artist Jake Prendez for a free in-person presentation on the history of Chicano arts and social movements. humanities.org.
n Whiskey and Wiretaps: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19. Anacortes Public Library will host Steve Edmiston for a free in-person talk on the history of a Seattle police lieutenant who started a bootlegging gang in the Northwest. humanities.org.
n A Nicer Kind of Murder: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20. Anacortes Public Library will host local author Matthew Sullivan for a free in-person talk on the evolution of the portrayal of victims in crime fiction. humanities.org.
n Anacortes Farmer’s Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 30, Seventh Street and R Avenue. anacortesfarmersmarket.org.
n Wild Whatcom hosts a community program exploring local parks and trail for adults and children at 9:30 a.m. every Friday in Bellingham. $5 suggested donation. Registration required. wildwhatcom.org
n Christ Episcopal Church in Anacortes hosts mindful poetry readings over Zoom at 7 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month. The link can be found at the church’s Facebook page.
n Family to Family Course: 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, through Oct. 28. NAMI Skagit will hold a free virtual course for family members and loved ones of adults with mental illnesses or brain disorders. namiskagit.org.
n NAMI Skagit’s Connection Recovery Support Group meets virtually at 6 p.m. on the first and third Monday. Email NAMISkagitCares@gmail.com to register.
n Hospice of the Northwest holds a COVID-19 grief support group that meets virtually at 3 p.m. Tuesdays. hospicenw.org
n The Bellingham chapter of the ALS Association hosts support groups over Zoom at noon on the second Thursday of the month. alsa.org.
n Anacortes Senior College: The program has canceled Fall 2021 classes due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, but hopes to resume classes in January. seniorcollege.org.
n Board Game Night: 5:30-10 p.m. Wednesdays: Journey’s End Café, 1992 S. Elger Bay Road, Camano Island.
n Loco Billy’s Wild Moon Saloon: 7-11 p.m. Thursdays: Loco Billy’s, 27021 102 Ave. NW, Stanwood, hosts a free open mike/jam featuring Richard Williams and Chris Eger. locobillys.com.
n Ford Giesbrecht at Tapped: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays: A mix of Brazilian classical, American and Latin jazz standards, old rock and original music at Tapped, 848 N. Sunrise Blvd., Camano Island.
n Skagit River produce market: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October. Farmers market in Conway, exit 221, off I-5. email@example.com.