Week of Sunday, January 13, 2013
(66 events)

Sunday, January 13, 2013 (7 events)

  • Backcountry Days: Skiers and board-riders can sign up for “Backcountry Ski/Snowboard Days” outings today and again Jan. 26 starting at Western Washington University’s Outdoor Center in the Viking Union. Cost is $40; attendees will learn about basic snow-travel techniques, as well as hazard recognition and how to use tools such as beacons, shovels and probes. Cost is $40. 650-7677 or as.wwu.edu/outdoor/
    12:00am
  • FAIRHAVEN RIDE: Meet up with folks from Fairhaven Bike & Ski for a weekly race-pace ride at 8am at the Fairhaven Village Green. 733-4433 or http://www.fairhavenbike.com
    8:00am
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mt. Baker Bike Club for the weekly “Rabbit Ride” starting at 8:30am at Fairhaven Bike & Ski, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route sees riders heading down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. 733-4433 or http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:30am
  • The Buffoon: Seattle’s Offshore Project presents two showings of “The Buffoon” and other short works at 2pm and 7pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The collective of artists strive to create “concentrated worlds where through mediums of dance, art and music, inventive concepts and experiments live,” so expect to be surprised. Ticket prices are TBA. http://www.firehouseperformingartscenter.com
    2:00pm
  • The Buffoon: Seattle’s Offshore Project presents two showings of “The Buffoon” and other short works at 2pm and 7pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The collective of artists strive to create “concentrated worlds where through mediums of dance, art and music, inventive concepts and experiments live,” so expect to be surprised. Ticket prices are TBA. ww.firehouseperformingartscenter.com
    2:00pm
  • Dana Lyons Coal Train Tour: As part of his “Great Coal Train Tour,” musician and activist Dana Lyons will perform at 3pm at the Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 Valley Hwy 9. Band Zandt and Tim McHugh will also perform. Show up at 2pm for snacks and to learn more about the tour, which is bringing attention to issues relating to the proposed coal export trains traveling to Cherry Point. Suggested donation is $10. http://www.cowswithguns.com
    3:00pm
  • Clover Reading: Poetry and stories will be shared at a multi-author reading focusing on selections from Clover, A Literary Rag, Vol. 4 at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Writers come from the Independent Writers’ Studio table, and include dozens of contributors. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm

Monday, January 14, 2013 (8 events)

  • Teen Poetry Contest: Whatcom County teens grades 6 to 12 are invited to enter original poems in the WCLS Teen Poetry Contest starting today and continuing through February 14. Winning poets will have their poems published in the Forest of Words 2013 Poetry Anthology, and will also receive a copy. 592-2422
    12:00am
  • Faculty Design Show: View a selection of works from the faculty of the Departments of Art and Design starting today from 10am-4pm at the Western Gallery on the Western Washington University campus. The works, which involve contemporary attitudes and individual areas of research with traditional and new media, will be on display through March 9. Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.westerngallery.wwu.edu
    10:00am
  • Green Book Group: Mary Oliver’s American Primitive will be the focus of discussion at today’s Environmental Conservation Book Group meeting at 5pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month. 671-2626
    5:00pm
  • Blaine Book Group: Discuss David Guterson’s Snow Falling on Cedars when the Blaine Monday Book Group meets from 6-8pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. 332-8146
    6:00pm
  • Delaying Diabetes: Registered dietician and nutritionist Lisa Dixon leads a “Delaying Diabetes” class from 6-8pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. She’ll focus on diet and lifestyle strategies for preventing or delaying diabetes. Recipes and handouts will be provided. Cost is $15. 734-8158
    6:00pm
  • Poster Show Reception: An opening reception for “Sold Out,” a pop music poster exhibition and competition, happens from 6-8pm at Western Washington University’s Viking Union Gallery. There will also be a competition in which the patrons of the gallery will decide what the best poster is Feb. 2. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    6:00pm
  • Marmalade Making Course: Blue Chair Fruit’s Rachel Saunders leads a “Marmalade Making” course starting at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. You’ll learn about the marmalade process from start to finish, and will receive two jars to take home with you. Cost is $48. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • Boating Class: Learn more about weather systems, patterns and forecasting and more at Boating Class focusing on weather from 6:30-8:30pm every Wednesday from tonight through March 4 at the Port of Bellingham Conference Center, 921 Cornwall Ave. 332-5526 or http://www.boatingisfun.org
    6:30pm

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 (8 events)

  • Sign Language Classes: The Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center offers American Sign Language classes as a free service to the community from 12-1pm on the first three Tuesdays of each month in Bellingham. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 255-7166 or 647-0910
    12:00pm
  • Avalanche Awareness: Find out more about where and why avalanches occur at an “Avalanche Awareness” course from 6-7:45pm at REI, 400 36th St. You’ll also learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports, recognize basic signs of avalanche danger, and learn simple ways to help avoid avalanche danger. Entry is free; registration is required. http://www.rei.com or www.avtraining.org
    6:00pm
  • Drag Show Auditions: Open auditions for Western Washington University’s 21st annual Drag Show (happening March 1) take place from 6-8pm at Viking Union 565C. Performers may include dancing, lip syncing, singing, etc., and auditions are open to all identities and both beginners and experts. 650-6120 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    6:00pm
  • Bellingham Reads: Discuss Lynne Truss’s Eats, Shoots and Leaves at a Bellingham Reads discussion at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. New members are welcome. 778-7323
    6:30pm
  • Chickens 101: “Raising Chickens in Your Urban Backyard” will be the focus of a workshop with Linda Zielinski at 6:30pm at Mount Vernon’s Skagit Valley Food Co-op. Linda will cover a variety of topics, including city regulations, raising baby chicks, healthful handling of eggs, and how to keep your chickens content and happy. Please pre-register for the free class. (360) 336-5087 or http://www.skagitfoodcoop.com
    6:30pm
  • One-Pot Meals: Kale and white bean stew with chicken sausage, chicken and lentil stew and Irish beef stew will be among the menu items showcased when Lisa Dixon helms a “Winter One-Pot Meals” course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Cost is $35 with a wine option of an additional $7. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Deming Writer’s Group: All adult writers are welcome to bring work to share with the Deming Writer’s Group from 7-8:45pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The group meets monthly on the third Tuesday. 592-2422
    7:00pm
  • Vaudevillingham: The monthly uncensored variety show known as Vaudevillingham takes place at 8pm and 10pm at the headquarters of the Bellingham Circus Guild, 1401 6th St., suite #102 (up the street from the train station in Fairhaven). Suggested donation to see performers from around Bellingham is $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    8:00pm

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 (9 events)

  • Baay Choir Auditions: Kids are invited to audition for BAAY Choirs from 5-7pm Wednesday and 5-6pm Friday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. No previous experience is necessary, and everything will be taught at the auditions. http://www.baay.org
    5:00pm
  • GROUP RIDE: The Mt. Baker Bike Club hosts a Group Ride starting every Wednesday at 6pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Be prepared to ride for 30 miles at a race/training pace, and regroup at the brewery following the excursion. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    6:00pm
  • Evening Epic Run: A weekly “Evening Epic Run” begins at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The strenuous runs are 1.5-2 hours in length on hilly terrain with experienced trail runners. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Winter Camping Basics: Learn what you need and what to expect at a “Winter Camping Basics” class starting at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Entry is free, but registration is required. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Ciao Thai: Mataio Gillis leads a “Ciao Thai” course at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. The demonstration class focuses on learning how to make your own curry for panang curry with chicken, pawn fritters, spicy beef salad and sticky rice and mango. There will plenty to eat and recipes to take home. Entry is $48. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • Boat Piloting Course: The first course in the sequence of USPS courses on navigation—which covers the basics of coastal and inland navigation—starts tonight from 6:30-8:30pm at the Bellingham Conference Center, 921 Cornwall Ave. You’ll embrace GPS as a primary navigation tool while also covering traditional techniques. Check out the number and website below for content and registration fee. Classes continue through March 6. 332-5526 or http://www.boatingisfun.org
    6:30pm
  • Chuckanut Art Talk: Evan Whitehead leads an informal discussion focuses on his bright, energetic acrylics at 7pm at the Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 W. Holly St. The works are currently on display at the brewery, and is for sale. http://www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm
  • Rock of Ages: Watch what happens when a small-town girl making her way through the 1980s meets a big-city dreamer at L.A.'s most legendary rock club when the hit musical Rock of Ages comes to Bellingham for a 7:30pm show at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The Tony-nominated show is told through the music of artists such as Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more. Tickets are $20-$69. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm

Thursday, January 17, 2013 (10 events)

  • Baay Choir Auditions: Kids are invited to audition for BAAY Choirs from 5-7pm Wednesday and 5-6pm Friday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. No previous experience is necessary, and everything will be taught at the auditions. http://www.baay.org
    5:00pm
  • Avalanche Clinic: Friends of the NW Avalanche and Weather Center will lead a free Avalanche Clinic at 7:30pm at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St. Come brush up on avalanche safety and find out areas where you might need more training and/or awareness. 543-5678 or http://www.backcountryessentials.net
    10:28am
  • Impressions on Impressionism: Western Gallery director Sarah Clark-Langager leads an “Impressions on West Coast Impressionism” slide presentation and “California Impressionism” tour at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Entry is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • Nonprofit Primer: “Finding Funders for Your Nonprofit” will be the focus of a workshop from 1-2:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Entry is free; registration is required. 778-7210 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    1:00pm
  • William Stafford Tribute: “An Evening of Poetry” will be part of an annual William Stafford Tribute gathering at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Bellingham poet Jim Bertolino will host the event, which celebrates Oregon’s late poet laureate, one of America’s best-loved poets. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Activist Travelogue: Libby Elias Miller leads a “Two Years Abroad: Tales from an Activist” travelogue from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Miller is the founder and director of the Blue Ocean Foundation, a new marine conservation organization headquartered in Bellingham. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:00pm
  • Marijuana Discussion: Lawyers and a police office will guide students through the legal confusion surrounding the legalization of marijuana in Washington State at a “Marijuatnow? What’s Changed Since I-502” panel discussion from 7-9pm at WWU’s Academic West 204. Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Friday, January 18, 2013 (7 events)

  • Eagle Events: From 10am-4pm every Friday through Sunday through January, visit the Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center at Howard Miller Steelhead Park in Rockport. Guided walks will start at 11am and speakers will be feature at 1pm (unless otherwise noted). There will also be plenty of eagle-viewing information, educational displays, trained staff and more. http://www.skagiteagle.org
    11:00am
  • Toddler Art: Young artists (with help from instructors and participating adults) will create their own masterpieces at “Toddler Art” programs from 10-11am every Friday in January at the Whatcom Museum’s Family Interactive Gallery (FIG), 250 Flora St. Cost is $2-$4 per class and materials are included. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    10:00am
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Family Story Night: Professional tale-tellers from the Bellingham Storyteller’s Guild will share their talents at the monthly Family Story Night at 7pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. The free event is appropriate for those ages 6 to adult. 778-7188
    7:00pm
  • A Reporter’s Memoir: Pulitzer Prize-nominee and Peabody Award-winner Joe Bianco reads from The Story Never Ends: A Memoir of a Newspaper Reporter at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Dances of Universal Peace: Come sing and dance in the New Year at the monthly Dances of Universal Peace gathering from 7-9pm at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew Street Rd. Suggested donation is $5-$10. 733-5745
    7:00pm
  • The Doors: For the first time, fans can watch the complete version of The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’68 in digitally re-mastered glory at 7:30pm on the big screen at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St., Mount Vernon. Tickets are $14 and an additional viewing happens Sat., Jan. 26. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm

Saturday, January 19, 2013 (17 events)

  • Eagle Events: From 10am-4pm every Friday through Sunday through January, visit the Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center at Howard Miller Steelhead Park in Rockport. Guided walks will start at 11am and speakers will be feature at 1pm (unless otherwise noted). There will also be plenty of eagle-viewing information, educational displays, trained staff and more. http://www.skagiteagle.org
    11:00am
  • BAAY Auditions: Area youth can audition for the James Bond-like spoof, Bullshot Crummond, from 10am-12pm Saturday and 6-8pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Shows will run the weekends of April 12-22. http://www.baay.org
    6:00pm
  • Fairhaven Walking Club: Whether you’re looking to improve or compete, all are welcome at the weekly Fairhaven Walking Club led by Cindy Paffumi starting at 8am at various locations in Fairhaven. Walk routes and meeting places change from week to week. All paces are welcome. 676-4955 or 319-3350
    8:00am
  • Swedish Pancake Breakfast: Enjoy “Swedish pancakes made by Norwegians” at the monthly Swedish Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St. Scrambled eggs, ham, juice and coffee or tea will also be served. Entry is $3 for kids and $7 for adults. http://www.wergelandlodge.com
    8:00am
  • MLK Jr. Human Rights Conference: “Gaining a Voice in Democracy: Tools for Empowerment” will be the focus of the 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Conference starting with registration at 9:30am at Whatcom Community College’s Syre Student Center. The event—which features a variety of workshops and a keynote speech by Dean Francisco Rios—is free for all community members, students and educators. http://www.whrtf.org
    9:30am
  • Met Music: Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato takes on the virtuosic role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, at a big-screen viewing of the Met’s version of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda at 10am at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $16-$23 and an additional viewing happens Sun., Jan 27. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    10:00am
  • Trail Walk: Join members of the Mount Baker Club for an easy, six-mile round trip walk on the North Lake Whatcom Trail today. Meet at 10am at Sunnyland Elementary to carpool. 715-3091 or http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    10:00am
  • Indoor Gardening Classes: “Success with Indoor Plants” will be the focus of a 10am workshop at Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd. At 12pm, Wes Ladner will lead “The Fascinating World of Terrariums” and, at 2pm, Chuck McClung will focus on “How Orchids Re-bloom.” Register in advance for the free workshops. 676-0400 or http://www.bakerviewnursery.com
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: Find out how local farmers have found ways to extend the growing season at the first wintertime market of the season from 10am-3pm at the Bellingham Farmers Market at the Depot Market Square on Railroad and Chestnut streets. Expect produce, food vendors, crafts and more. Additional winter markets happen Feb. 16 and March 16. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Gathering of Native Artists: Award-winning Pacific Northwest artists will be featured at “A Gathering of Native Artists” from 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday in La Conner at the Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. 4th St. Jay Bowen (Skagit), Robert Eagle Bear (Lummi), Fran and Bill James (Lummi), Lisa Telford (Haida), Kevin Paul (Swinomish) and others will show and sell their work. Entry is $4-$5 (or $10 per family). http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
    11:00am
  • Limelight Writer: As part of the Pickford Film Center’s and Village Books’ “Writers in the Limelight” series, show up for an on-air author talk with author Martha Nussbaum discussing her book Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities at 12pm at PFC’s Limelight Cinema, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Village Books will provide Nussbaum’s book at the event. http://www.pickfordfilmcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Wine Tasting: Sample a wide assortment of wines with value in mind at a “Value Tasting” from 1-6pm at Hellam’s Vineyard Wine Bar & Wine Shop in La Conner in the historic Limedock Building, 109 N. 1st St., #101. Most wine will be priced under $10 a bottle, with domestic and import wine available for tasting. Admission is free; there’ll be a fee of $1 per taste. http://www.hellamsvineyard.com
    1:00pm
  • Mystic Soccer Mom: Seattle author Monica McDowell reads from her true-life tale, Confessions of a Mystic Soccer Mom: A Life Played with Feet in Both Worlds, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Line Dancing Classes: Western Line Dancing classes are offered at 6pm (beginners) and 7pm (intermediates) every Friday night at Lynden’s Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is needed. Cost is $5 per class. 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • Cheri Keaggy: Dove Award-wining gospel singer and songwriter Cheri Keaggy performs at 7:30pm at Lynden Christian High School, 515 Drayton St. She’ll be performing in support of Guatemala Missions Water Projects. 354-3221
    7:30pm
  • Daily & Vincent: Award-winning bluegrass performers Daily & Vincent bring their celebrated talents to Bellingham for an 8pm show at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $20-$42. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Tango Experience: No partner or experience is necessary to take part in the monthly “Tango Experience” social dance from 8-11:30pm at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. Listen to the music of tango, dance or enjoy watching the whole experience. Admission is $8 for students and $10 general. 223-5449
    8:00pm

 

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