Week of Sunday, December 23, 2012
(39 events)

Sunday, December 23, 2012 (15 events)

  • The Lights of Christmas: More than one million lights, five entertainment stages, activities for kids, dining options, holiday shopping, live music and much more will be part of “The Lights of Christmas” happening from 5-10pm Dec. 19-23, and Dec. 26-29 at Stanwood’s Warm Beach Camp, 20800 Marine Dr. Entry is $9-$15; a pay-what-you-can night happens Sat., Dec. 29. http://www.warmbeach.com
    5:00pm
  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: The 33rd annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts continues for the final week from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Sunday and 10am-3pm Monday (Christmas Eve) at the H & M Company Warehouse, 1200 Meador Ave. The event features the work of more than 100 local artists and craftspeople. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Lynden in Lights: Illuminated designs, Nativity sets, Dutch children, poinsettias, windmills and more will shine brightly in light displays and decorated storefronts at “Lynden in Lights” through December 31 throughout downtown Lynden. 354-4242
    12:00am
  • Dinner and Dessert Theatre: Get fed and enjoy showings of Back Home on the Tumblin’ D at 6pm Friday and Saturday for dinner theater performances and 2pm Sunday for a dessert matinee at “The Lights of Christmas at Stanwood’s Warm Beach Camp, 20800 Marine Dr. Tickets are $44-$48 for the dinner shows and $27-$29 for the dessert gig. http://www.warmbeach.com
    6:00pm
  • 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
    10:00am
  • Dancing for Joy: View the nativity story as told through the language of dance when Dancing for Joy presents “We Danced Our Best for Him” at 6:30pm Saturday and Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Dance styles will include jazz, lyrical, modern and ballet, and the show will be appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $12-$15. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    6:30pm
  • Family Fun Winter Weekend: Face painting, live music and refreshments will be part of a Family Fun Winter Weekend from 11am-6pm Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday in Blaine at Eva’s Eden cat shelter, 495 Cherry St. There’ll be a special adoption fee of $25 for all cats and kittens, so bring your family and come pick out the perfect holiday kitty. http://www.evaseden.org
    11:00am
  • The Nutcracker: Bellingham’s Northwest Ballet Theater presents its final weekend of seasonal performances of The Nutcracker at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $20-$30. http://www.mcintyrehall.org or www.northwestballet.org
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Brunch: Bring along friends and family when you make reservations for a Family Holiday Brunch happening at 11am and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at Cheese Meat(s) Beer, 250 Flora St. (inside Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building). Warm, festive dishes, scones, house-made bacon, beer-mosas and more will be on the menu. Entry is $25 and reservations are recommended. http://www.cheesemeatsbeer.com
    11:00am
  • Holiday Bubbles: Taste sparkling wines from around the globe at “Holiday Bubbles” tastings from 1-6pm Dec. 22-31 at La Conner’s Hellams Vineyard, 109 N. First St. Cost is $1 per taste (complimentary for club members). http://www.hellamsvineyard.com
    1:00pm
  • 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
  • Holiday Chamber Music: Attend a Holiday Chamber Music Concert from 4-6pm in Anacortes at Studio 1010, 1010 6th St. The string quartet will play tunes by Corelli and Schubert as well as holiday favorites. Tickets are $20. http://www.studio1010.net
    4:00pm
  • Christmas Concert: “Angels We Have Heard on High” will be the theme of the annual Children’s Christmas Musical and Banquet happening from 5-8pm at Blaine’s Dakota Creek Christian Community Event Center, 8372 Blaine Rd. The event is free to the first 300 people—first to come will be the first served—and a turkey dinner will be part of the festivities. http://www.dakotacreekcenter.com
    5:00pm
  • Nutrition Tune-Up: Cherrelyn Seegers, DC, leads a free Fitness Forum, “Your Nutrition Tune-Up,” at 7:15pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. You learn simple way to clean up your diet, find out what foods have medicinal value, what supplements you should be taking and more. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    7:15pm

Monday, December 24, 2012 (4 events)

  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: The 33rd annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts continues for the final week from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Sunday and 10am-3pm Monday (Christmas Eve) at the H & M Company Warehouse, 1200 Meador Ave. The event features the work of more than 100 local artists and craftspeople. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Lynden in Lights: Illuminated designs, Nativity sets, Dutch children, poinsettias, windmills and more will shine brightly in light displays and decorated storefronts at “Lynden in Lights” through December 31 throughout downtown Lynden. 354-4242
    12:00am
  • Holiday Bubbles: Taste sparkling wines from around the globe at “Holiday Bubbles” tastings from 1-6pm Dec. 22-31 at La Conner’s Hellams Vineyard, 109 N. First St. Cost is $1 per taste (complimentary for club members). http://www.hellamsvineyard.com
    1:00pm
  • Christmas Eve Pasta Feed: Pasta dishes, salad, bread and more will be part of the annual Christmas Eve Pasta Feed happening from 5-9pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry is $12 for kids 12 and under and $20 general. Reservations are strongly recommended. http://www.bbaybrewery.com
    5:00pm

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 (4 events)

  • Lynden in Lights: Illuminated designs, Nativity sets, Dutch children, poinsettias, windmills and more will shine brightly in light displays and decorated storefronts at “Lynden in Lights” through December 31 throughout downtown Lynden. 354-4242
    12:00am
  • Holiday Bubbles: Taste sparkling wines from around the globe at “Holiday Bubbles” tastings from 1-6pm Dec. 22-31 at La Conner’s Hellams Vineyard, 109 N. First St. Cost is $1 per taste (complimentary for club members). http://www.hellamsvineyard.com
    1:00pm
  • 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
  • Christmas Day Dinner: All members of the community are invited to a Christmas Day Dinner from 12-2pm at the gymnasium at Assumption Catholic Church, 2116 Cornwall Ave. Entry is free. 733-1380
    12:00pm

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 (7 events)

  • The Lights of Christmas: More than one million lights, five entertainment stages, activities for kids, dining options, holiday shopping, live music and much more will be part of “The Lights of Christmas” happening from 5-10pm Dec. 19-23, and Dec. 26-29 at Stanwood’s Warm Beach Camp, 20800 Marine Dr. Entry is $9-$15; a pay-what-you-can night happens Sat., Dec. 29. http://www.warmbeach.com
    5:00pm
  • Lynden in Lights: Illuminated designs, Nativity sets, Dutch children, poinsettias, windmills and more will shine brightly in light displays and decorated storefronts at “Lynden in Lights” through December 31 throughout downtown Lynden. 354-4242
    12:00am
  • Holiday Bubbles: Taste sparkling wines from around the globe at “Holiday Bubbles” tastings from 1-6pm Dec. 22-31 at La Conner’s Hellams Vineyard, 109 N. First St. Cost is $1 per taste (complimentary for club members). http://www.hellamsvineyard.com
    1:00pm
  • Poet’s Circle: Canadian wordsmiths Rachel Rose, Renee Saklikar, Raoul Fernandes, and Jen Currin will be the featured poets at this month’s Ish River Poets’ Circle from 3-5pm at the La Conner Civic Garden Club Building, 622 S. Second St. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.robertsundpoetshouse.org
    9:50am
  • 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
  • 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

Thursday, December 27, 2012 (8 events)

  • The Lights of Christmas: More than one million lights, five entertainment stages, activities for kids, dining options, holiday shopping, live music and much more will be part of “The Lights of Christmas” happening from 5-10pm Dec. 19-23, and Dec. 26-29 at Stanwood’s Warm Beach Camp, 20800 Marine Dr. Entry is $9-$15; a pay-what-you-can night happens Sat., Dec. 29. http://www.warmbeach.com
    5:00pm
  • Lynden in Lights: Illuminated designs, Nativity sets, Dutch children, poinsettias, windmills and more will shine brightly in light displays and decorated storefronts at “Lynden in Lights” through December 31 throughout downtown Lynden. 354-4242
    12:00am
  • Holiday Bubbles: Taste sparkling wines from around the globe at “Holiday Bubbles” tastings from 1-6pm Dec. 22-31 at La Conner’s Hellams Vineyard, 109 N. First St. Cost is $1 per taste (complimentary for club members). http://www.hellamsvineyard.com
    1:00pm
  • Note of Thanks: Kids can converge to give props to those who gifted them at Christmas at the annual “Note of Thanks” gathering from 10:30am-12pm at the lecture room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Entry is free and materials will be provided. 778-7200 or http://www.cob.org
    10:30am
  • Fiction Writing Group: Newcomers and drop-ins are welcome at the bimonthly meeting of the Lummi View Fiction Writing Group from 6-8pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback and help you with your writing goals. http://www.villagebooks.com
    6:00pm
  • 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, December 28, 2012 (6 events)

  • The Lights of Christmas: More than one million lights, five entertainment stages, activities for kids, dining options, holiday shopping, live music and much more will be part of “The Lights of Christmas” happening from 5-10pm Dec. 19-23, and Dec. 26-29 at Stanwood’s Warm Beach Camp, 20800 Marine Dr. Entry is $9-$15; a pay-what-you-can night happens Sat., Dec. 29. http://www.warmbeach.com
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • Lynden in Lights: Illuminated designs, Nativity sets, Dutch children, poinsettias, windmills and more will shine brightly in light displays and decorated storefronts at “Lynden in Lights” through December 31 throughout downtown Lynden. 354-4242
    12:00am
  • Holiday Bubbles: Taste sparkling wines from around the globe at “Holiday Bubbles” tastings from 1-6pm Dec. 22-31 at La Conner’s Hellams Vineyard, 109 N. First St. Cost is $1 per taste (complimentary for club members). http://www.hellamsvineyard.com
    1:00pm
  • Nature Babies: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for “Nature Babies” excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in November at the Connelly Creek Nature Area (in the Happy valley neighborhood). Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • 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, December 29, 2012 (8 events)

  • The Lights of Christmas: More than one million lights, five entertainment stages, activities for kids, dining options, holiday shopping, live music and much more will be part of “The Lights of Christmas” happening from 5-10pm Dec. 19-23, and Dec. 26-29 at Stanwood’s Warm Beach Camp, 20800 Marine Dr. Entry is $9-$15; a pay-what-you-can night happens Sat., Dec. 29. http://www.warmbeach.com
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • Lynden in Lights: Illuminated designs, Nativity sets, Dutch children, poinsettias, windmills and more will shine brightly in light displays and decorated storefronts at “Lynden in Lights” through December 31 throughout downtown Lynden. 354-4242
    12:00am
  • Holiday Bubbles: Taste sparkling wines from around the globe at “Holiday Bubbles” tastings from 1-6pm Dec. 22-31 at La Conner’s Hellams Vineyard, 109 N. First St. Cost is $1 per taste (complimentary for club members). http://www.hellamsvineyard.com
    1:00pm
  • 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
  • Wonders of Whatcom: “Peer Gynt: The Journey of a Lifetime” will be the focus of this month’s “Wonders of Whatcom” program from 2:30-4pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Through Ibsen’s words and Grieg’s music, you’ll embark on “a voyage of personal discovery featuring an historical introduction of the playwright, composer and geographical setting, and ending with Peer’s realization of what is truly important in life.” Entry is free. 778-7323
    2:30pm
  • 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
  • Classical Concert: Pianist Kevin Dalla Santa and French horn player Corin Droullard will perform original compositions as well as selections by Brahms, Bach, and other at “An Evening of Classical Music” at 7:30pm at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Tickets are $10. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    7:30pm

 

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