Village Books and The Atlantics celebrate the beginning of their 35th year at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the Boundary Bay Beer Garden, 1107 Railroad Ave., benefitting the Whatcom Literacy Council.
Tickets, $35, available in advance at Village Books, and cover appetizers, the first beer (or other beverage) and an evening of music by the boogie, pop-rock and blues-playing Atlantics, starting at 7 p.m. The event is for people of all ages until 10 p.m., then for those 21 and over after 10.
Village Books and The Atlantics (first known as Eddie and the Atlantics) both began in 1980. This will be the second time they have celebrated their anniversary together; the first time was a decade ago for their 25th anniversary.
Whatcom Literacy Council helps adults in Whatcom County improve their literacy skills or learn to use English as a second language, free of charge. Details: 360-671-2626, whatcomliteracy.org.