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This week: Farmers market, art walk and mushrooms

Isabella Yoho caught the cabbage on the opening day of the Bellingham Farmer’s Market in 2009.
Isabella Yoho caught the cabbage on the opening day of the Bellingham Farmer’s Market in 2009. The Bellingham Herald

Bellingham Farmers Market returns to its weekly schedules, and there’s the monthly Art Walk and a free mushrooming class.

To market, to market

Bellingham Farmers Market opens its regular season with the mayor’s ceremonial cabbage toss at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 2. The market runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Christmas at Depot Market Square, corner of Railroad Avenue and East Maple Street. These early weeks, it runs light on produce — but you’re sure to find some kale or cut flowers. Info: bellinghamfarmers.org, 360-647-2060.

Guide for gals

Northwest writer, dancer and adventuresome geologist Ruby McConnell — author of the just-published “The Woman’s Guide to the Wild” — appears free from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, March31, at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Her handbook covers “feminine functions,” condescending men, and the basics of wilderness survival tailored to women. Info: villagebooks.com , rubymcconnell.com.

Tour d’art

April’s Downtown Art Walk features several downtown venues, including the “Soaring and Boring and Fawning and Yawning” art show free from 6-10 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Make.Shift Art Space, 306 Flora St. The exhibit features Seattle absurdist painter Derek Erdman and women-focused Seattle photographer Ashley Armitage. Info: downtownbellingham.com/art-walk, makeshiftproject.com.

Avant-garde theater

“PostSecret: The Show” takes “The Vagina Monologues” one step further with three storytellers and audience-sourced tales to examines humanity’s deepest fears and greatest ambitions at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets $20-$39. Info: mountbakertheatre.com, 360-734-6080.

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“PostSecret: The Show” is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Mount Baker Theatre. Mount Baker Theatre Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Finding fungi for food

Learn to find wild edible mushrooms in a free presentation with the Northwest Mushroomers Association from 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 4, at the Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main St. Info: northwestmushroomers.org, wcls.org, 360-305-3600.

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Northwest Mushroomers Association member Erin Moore sniffs the edible deer mushroom. Staff The Bellingham Herald

What are you going to get out and do next weekend? Share with Robert Mittendorf: 360-715-2805, @bhamMitty, facebook.com/bellinghamherald.

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