5 Things to Do: Haynie Opry, Highland Games, Dwight Yoakam brighten summer



The Haynie Opry kicks off its eighth season in June at Haynie Grange, 3344 Haynie Road, Blaine.

On June 7 and 8, "The Day the Music Died" - a tribute to Richie Valens, J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper) and Buddy Holly - will be showcased, and repeats on Aug. 10.

On July 12 and 13, Ted Vigil presents his homage to John Denver.

Finishing out the season Aug. 9 will be a regular Opry night with local and regional acts, including Matt Audette and his Circle of Friends Band.

Tickets are $20 at the door for "The Day the Music Died" and $15 for the regular Opry.

Limited-seating tickets for the Ted Vigil show are available at Mojo Music in Bellingham and Hugo Helmer Music in Burlington. Tickets are also available from Audette, 360-366-3321, and Walt Roder, 360-392-8066. Doors open at 6 p.m.; shows begin at 7. Details: thehaynieopry.com.


Movies of adventure, animation and comedy, paired with live entertainment, fill the schedule for this summer's Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema, now in its 14th season of Saturday night movies.

The series begins June 22 with the 1986 comedy "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and live music by Jasmine Greene. Other screenings include the 1952 hit "Singin' in the Rain" on Aug. 17, with entertainment by The Honeybees.

Movies are shown on a 30-foot screen at Fairhaven Village Green. Movies are shown rain or shine, with ground seating on the grass and limited chair seating on the surrounding brick area. Pizza and kettle corn are available for purchase.

Admission: $5 per person, free for kids under 6. Details: FairhavenOutdoorCinema.com.


The Bellingham Scottish Highland Games, held May 31-June 2 at Ferndale's Hovander Homestead Park, include competition performances in bagpiping, drumming, Highland dancing and athletic events, all in a country-fair setting that reminds some people of the gently sloping hills of Scotland.

Admission is $15 adults, $10 children and seniors. Details: bellinghamhighland.org, 360-647-8500.


People can celebrate the 74th anniversary of the dedication of Bellingham International Airport, and the anniversary of D-Day, during Warbird Weekend, hosted by Heritage Flight Museum, located just south of the airport at 4165 Mitchell Way.

A benefit dinner and auction is planned for June 15. Father's Day Fly Day will be held June 16, with a pancake breakfast before the flying begins. Details: 360-733-4422, heritageflight.org.


Grammy-winning country-rocker Dwight Yoakam performs at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13.

Tickets, which include admission to the fair, are $40 for reserved grandstand seats and $50 for preferred seats, all available at nwwafair.com and 360-354-4111.

Wheelchair rentals are located just inside the main gate, Gate 1, from the Bellingham Lions Club; there is a special section for wheelchair seating in the grandstand.

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