Terhi Miikki-Broersma heads up the fourth annual "Claire de Lune" (a nod to the late Claire vg Thomas, a stalwart of the Lynden musical community), which takes place Wednesday, Oct. 10, through Oct. 14 at the Jansen Art Center, Judson Hall, Lynden Community Center and other venues in Lynden.
Among the performers this year are the Prozac Mtn Boys, the Ben Thomas Tangent Trio, Amber Darland, Grooveyard, the Smilin' Scandinavians and the Bottom Line Duo, for an eclectic mix of (mostly) free concerts. Go to the festival's Facebook page or LyndenMusicFestival.com for details.
THRILLINGHAM ON TAP FOR MICHAEL JACKSON WANNABES
Robin Robertson of Bellingham Tennis Club let me know that Thrillingham is alive and well in 2012. If you want to be involved in this year's productions on Halloween night in Fairhaven and at Maritime Heritage Park - and it's open to anyone age 8 to 80, Robin says - you should attend the practices from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 12, 19 and 26 at Fairhaven Fitness at the Tennis Club, 800 McKenzie Ave.
The fee is $75 for adults, $40 for young people 8 to 17, and $15 for each additional child with a parent (the fee includes makeup for the shows). Half of the net proceeds are donated to Blue Skies for Children. To register, go to at this bellinghamtennis.com webpage or call 360-733-5050.
BANDS LINED UP FOR FIRST SATURDAY FOLKDANCES
Kris Grinstad, one of the organizers of the longtime First Saturday Folkdancers, has announced the bands for the upcoming dances through next spring. She says the group has the Fairhaven Library upstairs "dance hall" reserved and all of the bands booked for the 2012-2013 First Saturday Folkdance "season.'"
Oct. 6: Balkanarama
Nov. 3: Grupa Dunbarov/Musiki Parea
Feb. 2: Makedonians
March 2: Orkestar RTW
April 6: Dromeno
May 4: Kafana Republik
The group meets from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome; the dances are easy to follow. Finger-food snacks are appreciated, and please wear clean-soled shoes. Suggested donation: $15. Details: 360-733-1815.
PUBLIC CAN HELP WITH MURALS DURING ART WALK
Kelly Hart, executive director of Allied Arts, wants artgoers for the Friday, Oct. 5, Downtown Art Walk to help create public art in the inaugural Alley Arts "Elements" Mural Project, in celebration of Arts Crush.
Four artists will lead the community in the creation of four murals to be installed in the recently repaved alley behind Allied Arts, in the 1400 block between Railroad and Cornwall avenues. The event take place prior to and during Art Walk in the Federal Building parking lot, across the street from Allied Arts.
It's a free project in which anyone can participate. The host artists will outline the theme and techniques, using a variety of mediums and dimensional components. One of Kelly's hopes is that the project will, through art, keep alleys free of tagging and vandalism.
The host artists and their themes are: Ellen Clark, water; Cecily Fosso, earth; Jason Darling, air; and Rhiannon Pereira, fire.
Arts Crush is led and managed by Theatre Puget Sound in cooperation with a consortium of arts leaders from throughout the Puget Sound.
KORBY LENKER COMING TO GREEN FROG
Korby Lenker is a 2001 Western Washington University graduate who made his mark in Bellingham with his bluegrass band The Barbed Wire Cutters and, after living in Seattle for several years pursuing a solo career, left for Nashville, where he has had remarkable success.
He signed a deal with TR Agency in July, which he says means a lot more touring in the coming months, including a gig with his musical crony Robert Sarazin Blake (they were the organizers of the annual Subdued Stringband Jamboree) on Thursday, Oct. 4, at Green Frog.
His latest EP recording is "Heart of Gold." Check out his new video on YouTube.
'MOUNTAIN RUNNERS' TO RUN AT REGIONAL FESTIVALS
If you want to support the cast and crew of "The Mountain Runners" and don't mind traveling a bit, you can catch it at the Vancouver (B.C.) Film Festival on Oct. 6, 8 or 11 at various venues in downtown Vancouver; or you can see it Oct. 8 at the Grand Cinema in Tacoma as part of the Tacoma Film Festival.
The film, which is about the history of the Mount Baker Marathon (the precursor to Ski to Sea), is up for awards at both festivals. Details: themountainrunners.com.
Reach MARGARET BIKMAN at email@example.com or 715-2273.