Week of Sunday, November 18, 2012
(67 events)

Sunday, November 18, 2012 (15 events)

  • The Pirates of Penzance: Students will present performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sun. at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The performance features a cast of 50, 12-piece student orchestra and a 20-member crew. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen Nov. 23-25. 676-6575
    7:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts Fair: The Nooksack Tribe presents its second annual “Arts & Crafts Fair” from 10am-6pm Friday through Sunday in Everson at the Nooksack Community Building, 2515 Sulwhanon Dr. Entry is free. 592-0135
    10:00am
  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: The 33rd annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts opens this weekend from 10am-6pm at 1200 Meador Ave. The event, which features the work of more than 100 local artists and craftspeople, will be open from 10am-6pm every Wed.-Sun. (excluding Thanksgiving Day). http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Arms and the Man Auditions: Alger Lookout Thespian Association will host auditions for George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man happen at 6:30pm Saturday and 3pm Sunday at the Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. Performances begin in late January. http://www.altatheatre.com
    6:30pm
  • Holiday Farmers Market: Find harvest produce, cheese, honey, bread pies, sweet treats, jams, syrups, local meats, mustards and a variety of crafty items at the Anacortes Holiday Farmers Market from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the Anacortes Port Warehouse (at the north end of Commercial Ave.). Entry is free. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Education Funding: “Where’s the Money? Understanding and Communicating about K-12 Education Funding in Washington State” will be the focus of today’s League of Women Voters meeting from 9:30am-12pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Speakers will address the topic. The meeting is free and open to the public. http://www.lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Comic Book Workshop: Angela Boyle and Abe Olson will lead a mini-comic book workshop, “Super Collaborators: The Making of Comics” from 10am-3pm at Egress Studio, 5581 Noon Rd. Cost is $35. (425) 773-3099
    10:00am
  • Kathy Kallick Band: Listen to West Coast bluegrass at its finest when the Kathy Kallick Band performs at 2pm at Nancy’s Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.nancysfarm.com
    2:00pm
  • Eclectic Trio: The Eclectic Trio performs at a “From Mozart to Motown” concert from 3-4:30pm at the Amadeus Project, 1209 Cornwall Ave. Entry is $5 for kids, $10 for seniors, and $15 general. http://www.theamadeusproject.org
    3:00pm
  • Songs of Hope and Comfort: Western Washington University’s Concert Choir and Advanced Women’s Chorale will debut their new holiday concert, “A Light in the Darkness: Songs of Hope and Comfort,” at 3pm and 7pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Tickets are $10-$15. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    3:00pm
  • Adventure Story: Idaho author Jo Deurbrouck reads from Anything Worth Doing: A True Story of Adventure, Friendship & Tragedy at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Southside Community Meal: The monthly Southside Community Meal takes place from 5-6:30pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1720 Harris Ave. The meal is free to all. Please bring a dessert to share. 733-6749 or http://www.happyvalleyna.com
    5:00pm
  • Hawaiian Dinner: Kalua pork, long rice chicken, side dishes and dessert will be available when Northwest Hawaii Ohana presents a Hawaiian Dinner and Hula Recital from 5-9pm at American Legion Post No. 7, 1688 W. Bakerview Rd. Entry is $8-$12. 734-3110
    5:00pm
  • Backgammon Tourney: The monthly “Backgammon in Bellingham” informal tournament begins at 6pm at Pacific Martial Arts, 1308 N. State St. At 5pm, attend an introductory seminar. Entry is $10-$15. 733-6173
    6:00pm

Monday, November 19, 2012 (4 events)

  • Art Talk: The WWU Department of Art will host a talk with former student Amy Chaloupka at 4:30pm in the Fine Arts Building, room 238. The free talk will focus on ideas surrounding professional practice and what students can expect to face in a post-graduate environment. 650-3660
    4:30pm
  • Avalanche Awareness: Patrick Kennedy will helm an “Avalanche Awareness” clinic from 6-7:45pm at REI, 400 36th St. This session introduces and explains where and why avalanches occur and provides a basic approach to managing risk in the backcountry. Entry is free; please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Rock & Gem Club Meeting: All are welcome at the monthly meeting of the Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club at 7pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Building, 2214 Electric Ave. Door prizes, refreshments, a silent auction of rocks and rock literature and a brief business meeting will be part of the evening’s activities. http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
    7:00pm
  • University Orchestra Fall Concert: The WWU University Orchestra presents its Fall Concert at 8pm at the school’s Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-3130
    8:00pm

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 (3 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
  • Winter Camping: Learn what you need, where to go and how to prepare at a free “Winter Camping Basics” workshop at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance, as space is limited. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Divorce Options Workshop: “Divorce Options for Parents: Four Things You Need to Know Before You Get a Divorce” will be the focus of a workshop with Cat J. Zavis from 6:30-8pm in Bellingham. Please pre-register for the free event. http://www.parentingwithyourex.com
    6:30pm

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 (2 events)

Thursday, November 22, 2012 (7 events)

  • Turkey Trot: Work off some calories before indulging in your holiday feasts at the 5th annual La Conner Turkey Trot starting at 8:30am at the La Conner Skate Park (next to the La Conner Middle School). Cost to take part in the 5K is $15 per racer or $30 per family. http://www.lovelaconner.com
    8:30am
  • Thanksgiving Ride: Join members of the Mt. Baker Bike Club for a Thanksgiving Day Ride starting at 9:45am at Cornwall Park’s Meridian entrance. You’ll be heading to the North County, but the length of the ride is weather-dependent. 927-2332 or http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    9:45am
  • Old Town Thanksgiving Dinner: The 40th annual free community Thanksgiving Dinner takes place from 10am-3pm at the Old Town Café, 316 W. Holly St. Live music will happen throughout the day, and all are welcome. 671-4431
    10:00am
  • Thanksgiving Feast: Whipped sweet potatoes, cornbread oyster stuffing, home-style mashed potatoes, corn pudding and roasted turkey are just a few of the menu items that will be included in a Thanksgiving Feast happening from 11am-5pm in Anacortes at the Majestic Inn & Spa, 419 Commercial Ave. Entry is $13.25 for kids and $32.95 for adults (free for those 6 years old and under). http://www.majesticinnandspa.com
    11:00am
  • 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, November 23, 2012 (16 events)

  • Kale House Art Show: More than a dozen local artists will share their creative wares at the 12th annual Kale House B & B Art Show & Sale from 10am-4pm in Everson at the eponymous Kale House, 201 Kale St. http://www.kalehouse.net
    10:00am
  • Mixed Bag: Watch “Games Galore” at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “Director’s Cut.” Tickets are $8-$10. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • White Christmas: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas opens this weekend with showings at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 and additional showings of the holiday classic take place through Dec. 22. http://www.actttheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Murder at Club Babalu: Head back to 1967 when the murder mystery parody, Murder at Club Babalu, shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon’s RiverBelle Dinner Theatre, 100 E. Montgomery. Tickets are $20 for the show, $30 with dessert, and $40 with dinner. Additional performances take place through Dec. 15. http://www.riverbelledinnertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Blind Wine Tasting: “Washington vs. California” will be the theme of a special Holiday Wine Tasting from 1-6pm Friday and Saturday in La Conner at Hellams Vineyard’s Wine Shop & Wine Bar, 109 N. First St., #109. Entry is $5 for club members and $10 general, and includes merlot tastings of wines from the aforementioned states. http://www.hellamsvineyard.com
    1:00pm
  • Fairhaven Holiday Festival: Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet visitors starting at 3pm Friday to kick off the Fairhaven Holiday Festival. At 5pm, there’ll be the Lighting of the Trees on the Fairhaven Village Green, a performance by the Bellingham High School Showstoppers, and more. The event continues from 12-3pm Saturday with visits from Santa and horse-drawn carriage ride. Both nights will also feature a Holiday Art Walk from 5-8pm. The festival continues weekends through Dec. 22. http://www.fairhaven.com
    3:00pm
  • Holiday Art Walk: As part of the Fairhaven Holiday Festival, attend the “Holiday Art Walk” from 5-8pm Friday and Saturday throughout historic Fairhaven. Participants include—but are not limited to—12th Street Shoes, Three French Hens, Renaissance Celebration, Silvery Moon, Good Earth Pottery, Artwood Gallery, the Whatcom Art Market, Village Books and others. Entry is free. http://www.fairhaven.com
    5:00pm
  • Festival of Trees: The community at large can view beautiful Christmas trees and enjoy live holiday music at the 24th annual Festival of Trees’ “Family Festival Days” from 10am-4pm Friday and Saturday and 10am-2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Saint Joseph Center, 215 N. 15th St. A Gala and Auction of the 30 elaborately decorated trees starting at 5:30pm Saturday. Tickets to the gala are $85; entry is free for Family Festival Days. (360) 814-5747
    10:00am
  • Festival of the Arts: The 33rd annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts continues this weekend from 10am-6pm Friday through Sunday at the H & M Company Warehouse, 1200 Meador Ave. The event, which features the work of more than 100 local artists and craftspeople, will be open from 10am-6pm every Wed.-Sun. through Christmas Eve. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • The Pirates of Penzance: Students will present performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance at 7:30pm Fri.-Sat. and 2pm Sun. at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The performance features a cast of 50, 12-piece student orchestra and a 20-member crew. Tickets are $10. 676-6575
    7:30pm
  • The Pajama Game: Dance and merriment among the workers at the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory can be seen when The Pajama Game opens this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1-2, and Dec. 6-9. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Photos with the Grinch: Local photographer Tim Chandonnet will be available to take shots at the annual “Photos with the Grinch” from 11am-6pm Friday and Saturday and 12-5pm Sunday in the Readings Gallery at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Cost is $10, and the event happens again at various dates through Dec. 23. http://www.villagebooks.com
    11:00am
  • A Christmas Carol: Watch a rousing rendition of a traditional holiday story when META Performing Arts presents A Christmas Carol at 7pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$25 and additional showings happen Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1-2. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:00pm
  • Nature Babies: Kids, adults and adventurers can take part in Nature Babies excursions with Wild Whatcom Walks from 9:30-11am every Friday in November at Cornwall Park. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Lighthouse Mission’s Thanksgiving Dinner: Lighthouse Mission Ministries will host its annual Thanksgiving Dinner from 12-2pm at the gym at the Church of the Assumption, 2116 Cornwall Ave. Entry is free and open to all who need a hearty meal. Volunteers need to arrive by 10am. http://www.thelighthousemission.org
    12:00pm
  • 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

Saturday, November 24, 2012 (20 events)

  • Kale House Art Show: More than a dozen local artists will share their creative wares at the 12th annual Kale House B & B Art Show & Sale from 10am-4pm in Everson at the eponymous Kale House, 201 Kale St. http://www.kalehouse.net
    10:00am
  • Mixed Bag: Watch “Games Galore” at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “Director’s Cut.” Tickets are $8-$10. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • White Christmas: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas opens this weekend with showings at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 and additional showings of the holiday classic take place through Dec. 22. http://www.actttheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Murder at Club Babalu: Head back to 1967 when the murder mystery parody, Murder at Club Babalu, shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon’s RiverBelle Dinner Theatre, 100 E. Montgomery. Tickets are $20 for the show, $30 with dessert, and $40 with dinner. Additional performances take place through Dec. 15. http://www.riverbelledinnertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Blind Wine Tasting: “Washington vs. California” will be the theme of a special Holiday Wine Tasting from 1-6pm Friday and Saturday in La Conner at Hellams Vineyard’s Wine Shop & Wine Bar, 109 N. First St., #109. Entry is $5 for club members and $10 general, and includes merlot tastings of wines from the aforementioned states. http://www.hellamsvineyard.com
    1:00pm
  • Fairhaven Holiday Festival: Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet visitors starting at 3pm Friday to kick off the Fairhaven Holiday Festival. At 5pm, there’ll be the Lighting of the Trees on the Fairhaven Village Green, a performance by the Bellingham High School Showstoppers, and more. The event continues from 12-3pm Saturday with visits from Santa and horse-drawn carriage ride. Both nights will also feature a Holiday Art Walk from 5-8pm. The festival continues weekends through Dec. 22. http://www.fairhaven.com
    3:00pm
  • Holiday Art Walk: As part of the Fairhaven Holiday Festival, attend the “Holiday Art Walk” from 5-8pm Friday and Saturday throughout historic Fairhaven. Participants include—but are not limited to—12th Street Shoes, Three French Hens, Renaissance Celebration, Silvery Moon, Good Earth Pottery, Artwood Gallery, the Whatcom Art Market, Village Books and others. Entry is free. http://www.fairhaven.com
    5:00pm
  • Festival of Trees: The community at large can view beautiful Christmas trees and enjoy live holiday music at the 24th annual Festival of Trees’ “Family Festival Days” from 10am-4pm Friday and Saturday and 10am-2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Saint Joseph Center, 215 N. 15th St. A Gala and Auction of the 30 elaborately decorated trees starting at 5:30pm Saturday. Tickets to the gala are $85; entry is free for Family Festival Days. (360) 814-5747
    10:00am
  • Festival of the Arts: The 33rd annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts continues this weekend from 10am-6pm Friday through Sunday at the H & M Company Warehouse, 1200 Meador Ave. The event, which features the work of more than 100 local artists and craftspeople, will be open from 10am-6pm every Wed.-Sun. through Christmas Eve. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • The Pirates of Penzance: Students will present performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance at 7:30pm Fri.-Sat. and 2pm Sun. at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The performance features a cast of 50, 12-piece student orchestra and a 20-member crew. Tickets are $10. 676-6575
    7:30pm
  • The Pajama Game: Dance and merriment among the workers at the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory can be seen when The Pajama Game opens this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1-2, and Dec. 6-9. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Photos with the Grinch: Local photographer Tim Chandonnet will be available to take shots at the annual “Photos with the Grinch” from 11am-6pm Friday and Saturday and 12-5pm Sunday in the Readings Gallery at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Cost is $10, and the event happens again at various dates through Dec. 23. http://www.villagebooks.com
    11:00am
  • A Christmas Carol: Watch a rousing rendition of a traditional holiday story when META Performing Arts presents A Christmas Carol at 7pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$25 and additional showings happen Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1-2. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Deming Book Club: Be prepared to discuss Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility at the Deming Book Club’s monthly meeting from 10am-12pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Highway. 592-2422
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: Get the freshest produce—and much more—at the Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday through December at the Depot Market Square on the corner of Chestnut Street and Railroad Avenue. 647-2060 or http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Holiday Arrangements Demo: Learn how to arrange fresh outdoor greens, berries, stems and foliage into a beautiful holiday creation at a “Making Fresh Green Holiday Arrangements” demo at 2pm at the Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd. Entry is free; register in advance. http://www.bakerviewnursery.com
    2:00pm
  • Contra Dance: Bellingham’s Toad Mountain Ramblers will provide live tunes and Cindy Holmes will be the caller at tonight’s Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All dances are taught, and no partner is necessary. Entry is $8-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Carol Peters: The La Conner Institute of Performing Arts presents a “Christmas Tapestry” concert featuring pianist Carol Peters at 7:30pm at the town’s Maple Hall. Expect jazz, gospel and rhythm and blues arrangements of Christmas classics interwoven with poetry and readings. Tickets are $15-$17. http://www.laconnerchamber.com
    7:30pm
  • Random Orbit Sanders: Kent Chasson, Carolyn McCarthy, and Dave Lewis—also known as the Random Orbit Sanders—perform everything from swing tunes to folk, bluegrass and ballads at a performance at 8pm at the Amadeus Project, 1209 Cornwall Ave. Suggested donation is $10; funds raised will benefit the Pickford Film Center’s digital deadline. http://www.theamadeusproject.com
    8:00pm

 

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