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Skillshare fair, Traverse, corn maze, circus acts and kickball

Charlie Borrowman demonstrates how to start a fire using friction at the Skillshare Faire in 2013 at Hovander Homestead Park in Ferndale. Hundreds of people watched demonstrations on water witching, beer brewing, bow making and other skills.
Charlie Borrowman demonstrates how to start a fire using friction at the Skillshare Faire in 2013 at Hovander Homestead Park in Ferndale. Hundreds of people watched demonstrations on water witching, beer brewing, bow making and other skills. THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

This weekend features the annual Skillshare Faire, the 15th annual Bellingham Traverse, Vaudevillingham, kickball and a corn maze.

Skills to learn, share

Learn arts and techniques old and new at the fifth annual Cascadia Skillshare and Barter Faire from 10 a.m. to o 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Lookout Arts Quarry, 246 Old Highway 99 North (exit I-5 at Nulle Road, go east about  3/4 mile and make a right between two big rocks. Admission to enter the grounds to browse, attend demonstrations, classes or casually barter is $15 each day or $25 for both days. Dozens of presentations range from seed collecting and paper making to spinning wool, building fences, blacksmithing and smoking fish and meat. Info: info@cascadiaskillshare.org, whatcomskillsharefaire.org, facebook.com/lookoutarts, or 360-303-4536.

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Bellingham Traverse competitors get into the spirit of the event, wearing animal costumes during the 2008 race. Staff THE BELLINGHAM HERALD
Run like a salmon

Bellingham Traverse is a grueling six-leg race for individuals and teams, one that mimics and honors the lifestyle of the Northwest’s iconic salmon. This 15th annual race starts at noon Saturday, Sept. 17, from 1107 Railroad Ave. at the Bellingham Farmers Market/Boundary Bay Brewery and ends at the same spot. There’s a Greenways run, a trail run, mountain and road biking, plus a paddle and team trek to the finish. Spectators welcome. Fees from $95 to $350, depending on division. Info: recreationnorthwest.org.

Juggling, aerialists

Bellingham Circus Guild presents Vaudevillingham, its monthly exhibition of juggling, aerial skills and experimental theater at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Cirque Lab, 1401 Sixth St., suite 102, in Fairhaven. Suggested $5-$10 donation. Info: bellinghamcircusguild.com.

Pickup kickball

A casual game of kickball is free from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 17, at Lake Padden Park, 4882 Samish Way. All ages, genders, and skill levels welcome. Info: meetup.com, search for Bellingham Kickball Party.

Confounding corn

Lynden Corn Maze (flashlight maze after dark) is 6-10 p.m. Fridays, 2-10 p.m. Saturdays and 2-6 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 2 on Hannegan Road just south of the Lynden city limits. Admission is $6 for seventh grade and older, $4 for for kindergarten through sixth grade, and free for preschoolers. Family rate of $18 for two adults and three children. Info: lyndenffa.com/corn-maze.

What are you going to get out and do next weekend? Share with Robert Mittendorf: 360-715-2805, @bhamMitty, facebook.com/bellinghamherald. Tell us about your event at least three weeks in advance to be considered for this column.

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