Week of Sunday, January 20, 2013
(85 events)

Sunday, January 20, 2013 (8 events)

  • 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
  • Call for Art by Blaine Artists: Blaine Artists, a nonprofit organization committed to connecting artists to the community and organizing and promoting art-related events, is seeking artists for an International Art Festival happening June 22-23 at Blaine’s Peace Arch Park. The deadline for submission is Jan. 28. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.zapplication.org
    12:00am
  • Artist Call by Lighthouse Mission Ministries: Lighthouse Mission Ministries is looking for work in various mediums for an art show and reception happening Jan. 31 at the Whatcom Museum. Deadline is Jan. 28. It is preferable, but not essential, that art submitted or donated should reflect the theme of the mission—providing meals, shelter and hope. 671-1562 or http://www.thelighthousemission.org/artists
    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
  • Skagit Wedding Showcase: A plethora of highly qualified wedding vendors will be on hand at today’s “Skagit Wedding Showcase” from 11am-4pm in Anacortes at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge’s Walton Event Center, 12885 Casino Dr. There’ll also be a fashion show, a man cave for the guys to hang out in and much more. Entry is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. http://www.skagitweddingshow.com
    11:00am
  • Impromptu & Friends: Flutist Lisa McCarthy, clarinetist Sue Collado, bassoonist Pat Nelson, and pianist Annie Mayhew-Scherr will perform at an “Impromptu and Friends” chamber music concert at 3pm at the Amadeus Project, 1209 Cornwall Ave. Suggested donation is $5 for those under 18, $10 for students and seniors and $15 for adults. http://www.theamadeusproject.org
    3:00pm
  • Shaking Shame from Mental Illness: Evonne Agnello reads from and discusses her book Shaking Shame from Mental Illness at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Her memoir—which delves into her father’s and brother’s suicides—is a message of hope for anyone who has suffered depression or trauma or known someone who has. 671-2626
    4:00pm

Monday, January 21, 2013 (5 events)

  • Call for Art by Blaine Artists: Blaine Artists, a nonprofit organization committed to connecting artists to the community and organizing and promoting art-related events, is seeking artists for an International Art Festival happening June 22-23 at Blaine’s Peace Arch Park. The deadline for submission is Jan. 28. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.zapplication.org
    12:00am
  • Artist Call by Lighthouse Mission Ministries: Lighthouse Mission Ministries is looking for work in various mediums for an art show and reception happening Jan. 31 at the Whatcom Museum. Deadline is Jan. 28. It is preferable, but not essential, that art submitted or donated should reflect the theme of the mission—providing meals, shelter and hope. 671-1562 or http://www.thelighthousemission.org/artists
    12:00am
  • Italian Lunch: Mataio Gillis leads a “Lunch: Italian Style” course starting at 10am at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Antipasti, croquettes, torta al testo and more will be on the lineup—and be ready in time for lunch. Entry is $38. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    10:00am
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events: As part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, attend a Community Breakfast and Celebration at 10am at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. At 11am, there’ll be a Poverty Action March leaving from—and returning to—the school. Those who want to take part in service projects can do so following the march. At 5:30pm, attend a Veterans for Peace Potluck at the Co-op’s Connection Building, 1220 N. Forest St. http://www.whatcomvolunteer.org
    10:00am
  • MLK, Jr. Read-In: In conjunction with citywide celebrations for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, attend a Read-In from 12:30-2:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Parents are encouraged to bring their children ages 3-8 to join WWU student volunteers in activities and reading stories on social justice themes. http://www.villagebooks.com
    12:30pm

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 (7 events)

  • Call for Art by Blaine Artists: Blaine Artists, a nonprofit organization committed to connecting artists to the community and organizing and promoting art-related events, is seeking artists for an International Art Festival happening June 22-23 at Blaine’s Peace Arch Park. The deadline for submission is Jan. 28. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.zapplication.org
    12:00am
  • Artist Call by Lighthouse Mission Ministries: Lighthouse Mission Ministries is looking for work in various mediums for an art show and reception happening Jan. 31 at the Whatcom Museum. Deadline is Jan. 28. It is preferable, but not essential, that art submitted or donated should reflect the theme of the mission—providing meals, shelter and hope. 671-1562 or http://www.thelighthousemission.org/artists
    12:00am
  • 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
  • Outdoor Photo Basics: Learn more about getting better outdoor scenic and action photos at an “Outdoor Photography Basics” course at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Aperture, shutter speed, composition and more will be covered. Tips on winter photography will be included in this session. Register in advance for the free clinic. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Nooksack Snowshoeing Presentation: Refreshments will provided at an all-ages “Snowshoeing on Nooksack Nordic Snow Park Trails and Beyond” presentation with Hermod Bakke at 6:30pm at Maple Falls’ North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. Entry is free. 599-2020
    6:30pm
  • You-Pick Recipes: Join a staff member for a “You Pick Recipes” store tour at 6:30pm at Mount Vernon’s Skagit Valley Food Co-op. You’ll peruse the produce market, pick ingredients and then transform them into a meal. Bring your cutting boards and knives. Please pre-register for the free event. http://www.skagitfoodcoop.com
    6:30pm
  • Reconciling the Past: Western Washington University Professor Emeritus Robert Keller will lead a “Reconciling the Past: The History, Literature and Ethics of Japanese Removal” presentation at 7pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. He’ll also explore how the memory of internment has affected treatment of Arab-Americans following 911. Entry is free. http://www.whatcomreads.org
    7:00pm

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 (9 events)

  • NW Women’s Hall of Fame Nominations Due: Nominations for the 15th annual YWCA Northwest Women’s Hall of Fame awards are due by Fri., Feb. 1. Nominees must live or have lived in Whatcom County, made a lasting contribution , been a model for women and girls and faced challenges or obstacles to their achievements. http://www.ywcabellingham.org
    1:39pm
  • Call for Art by Blaine Artists: Blaine Artists, a nonprofit organization committed to connecting artists to the community and organizing and promoting art-related events, is seeking artists for an International Art Festival happening June 22-23 at Blaine’s Peace Arch Park. The deadline for submission is Jan. 28. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.zapplication.org
    12:00am
  • Artist Call by Lighthouse Mission Ministries: Lighthouse Mission Ministries is looking for work in various mediums for an art show and reception happening Jan. 31 at the Whatcom Museum. Deadline is Jan. 28. It is preferable, but not essential, that art submitted or donated should reflect the theme of the mission—providing meals, shelter and hope. 671-1562 or http://www.thelighthousemission.org/artists
    12:00am
  • Teen Poetry Contest: Whatcom County teens grades 6 to 12 are invited to enter original poems in the WCLS Teen Poetry Contest 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
  • Campfire Stories: If you’ve ever wondered what goes on at a Girl or Boy Scout meeting, find out when Troop #40099 shares “Campfire Stories!” at 3:15pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Entry is free. 332-8146
    3:15pm
  • 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
  • Artisan Pizza Class: Learn to make petite home-style thin crust pizza in a hands-on “Artisan Pizza” course with Robert Fong from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Tom Traibush, co-owner of Fairhaven Pizza and an Alaskan spot prawn fisherman, will share the stage. The fee is $39. 383-3200
    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, January 24, 2013 (17 events)

  • NW Women’s Hall of Fame Nominations Due: Nominations for the 15th annual YWCA Northwest Women’s Hall of Fame awards are due by Fri., Feb. 1. Nominees must live or have lived in Whatcom County, made a lasting contribution , been a model for women and girls and faced challenges or obstacles to their achievements. http://www.ywcabellingham.org
    1:39pm
  • Call for Art by Blaine Artists: Blaine Artists, a nonprofit organization committed to connecting artists to the community and organizing and promoting art-related events, is seeking artists for an International Art Festival happening June 22-23 at Blaine’s Peace Arch Park. The deadline for submission is Jan. 28. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.zapplication.org
    12:00am
  • Artist Call by Lighthouse Mission Ministries: Lighthouse Mission Ministries is looking for work in various mediums for an art show and reception happening Jan. 31 at the Whatcom Museum. Deadline is Jan. 28. It is preferable, but not essential, that art submitted or donated should reflect the theme of the mission—providing meals, shelter and hope. 671-1562 or http://www.thelighthousemission.org/artists
    12:00am
  • Teen Poetry Contest: Whatcom County teens grades 6 to 12 are invited to enter original poems in the WCLS Teen Poetry Contest 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
  • Deception Pass: Local playwright Kamarie Chapman’s Deception Pass: An American Story can be seen at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center mainstage. The play focuses on a woman returning to an island that, for her, is filled with sad memories and loss. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen Jan. 30-31 and Feb. 1-2. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Ag Conference: Seminars on topics relevant to sustainable and organic producers will happen throughout the day at the Northwest Washington Sustainable Agriculture Conference starting at 8am at Lynden’s Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in the Henry Jansen Building, 1775 Front St. Seasoned farmers, researchers and extension specialists will lead the way. Cost is $40-$70, and partial scholarships are available. 676-6736 or http://www.whatcom.wsu.edu
    8:00am
  • Threshing Talk: Oscar and Nels Lagerlund will present a 10-year history of the Belleville Threshing Shows from 2-5pm at the Burlington Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
    2:00pm
  • Jerri Mercer: Vancouver’s Jerri Mercer will play everything from Joplin to Debussy at a free concert from 5:30-7:30pm at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • Relay for Life Meeting: If you’d like to know more about Relay for Life and the amazing work Whatcom County does raising funds for research and funding of local programs for cancer patients and their families, come to a Relay for Life Kickoff Meeting at 6pm at the Firs, 4605 Cable St. http://www.acs.org
    6:00pm
  • Incognito: Creative culinarians will cook up goodness at the monthly Incognito dinner starting at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. The details of the five-course menu—which are inspired by and created using seasonal ingredients—are concealed until mealtime. Entry is $65; an optional wine flight is available for an additional $30 (or by the glass). http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:00pm
  • Zesty Winter Dinner: Mary Ellen Carter cooks up “A Zesty Winter Dinner” at a course from 6-8pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Seared scallops with grapefruit and bacon and gingered celery apple jicama slaw are among the menu items she’ll be featuring. Cost is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Writers Workshop: Jane Alynn leads a “Writing with the Mind of a Poet” workshop at tonight’s Skagit Valley Writers League gathering from 6:30-8:30pm at the Mount Vernon Community/Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland. Register in advance for the free workshop. http://www.skagitwriters.org
    6:30pm
  • Ken Jennings Reading: Trivia king and Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings shares stories and ideas from his new book Because I Said So! The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    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
  • Trivia Fundraiser: Help fight rural poverty in the Brazilian Amazon at a Trivia Night Fundraiser starting at 7:30pm at the Beaver inn, 115 E. Holly St. Proceeds will go to the Community Empowerment Network. Entry is $8. 630-1168 or http://www.endruralpoverty.org
    7:30pm
  • 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 25, 2013 (17 events)

  • NW Women’s Hall of Fame Nominations Due: Nominations for the 15th annual YWCA Northwest Women’s Hall of Fame awards are due by Fri., Feb. 1. Nominees must live or have lived in Whatcom County, made a lasting contribution , been a model for women and girls and faced challenges or obstacles to their achievements. http://www.ywcabellingham.org
    1:39pm
  • Call for Art by Blaine Artists: Blaine Artists, a nonprofit organization committed to connecting artists to the community and organizing and promoting art-related events, is seeking artists for an International Art Festival happening June 22-23 at Blaine’s Peace Arch Park. The deadline for submission is Jan. 28. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.zapplication.org
    12:00am
  • Artist Call by Lighthouse Mission Ministries: Lighthouse Mission Ministries is looking for work in various mediums for an art show and reception happening Jan. 31 at the Whatcom Museum. Deadline is Jan. 28. It is preferable, but not essential, that art submitted or donated should reflect the theme of the mission—providing meals, shelter and hope. 671-1562 or http://www.thelighthousemission.org/artists
    12:00am
  • Teen Poetry Contest: Whatcom County teens grades 6 to 12 are invited to enter original poems in the WCLS Teen Poetry Contest 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
  • Deception Pass: Local playwright Kamarie Chapman’s Deception Pass: An American Story can be seen at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center mainstage. The play focuses on a woman returning to an island that, for her, is filled with sad memories and loss. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen Jan. 30-31 and Feb. 1-2. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Doubles: Head to Louisiana to view the comedic Southern drama, Steel Magnolias, starting this weekend with 8pm showings Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen Thursdays through Sundays through Feb. 16. http://www.acttheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Quilters Auditions: Learn more about life on the American frontier—and womanhood—when Quilters opens this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to see the musical—which is presented in a series of short stories, songs and dances—are $8-$12. Additional showings happen through Feb. 10. For more info: 733-1811 or 733-1811 or http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Into the Woods: Expect a fair dose of magic and music when students from the Nooksack Valley High School drama department present Into the Woods at 7pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Nooksack Valley School District, 3326 Badger Rd. Tickets are $8. 988-2641 or http://www.nooksackschools.org
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Opera Scenes: Western Washington University’s Opera Club will present its annual “Opera Scenes” performance at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday in Room 16 of the Performing Arts Center. Audience members will enjoy an array of selections from great operas. Entry is $3 for students and $5 general. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Arms and the Man: The Alger Lookout Thespian Association presents George Bernard Shaw’s satiric comedy, Arms and the Man, at 7pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. Tickets are $12-$14 and additional showings take place through Feb. 10. http://www.altatheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Writing Marathon: Author Dawn Groves will guide a “Winter Writing Marathon” from 8am-8pm at the Book Fare Café located inside Village Books, 1200 11th St. The event will use a combo of structure and freedom to build energy and amass quick results. Space is limited, so register in advance. Cost is $69. 383-3200
    8:00am
  • Nature Babies: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for “Nature Babies” excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in January at Lake Padden (check website for meeting place). Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • 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
  • Lutefisk & Meatballs Dinner: The Sons of Norway will host a Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner from 4-6pm at Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St. Tickets are $10-$20 and reservations are required. 739-5950 or 734-7753
    11:35am
  • 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
  • Seattle International Comedy: Damonde Tschritter, Mike Baldwin, Alysia Wood, and Darryl Lenox will perform at “The Best of Seattle International Comedy” at 8pm at Bow’s Skagit Valley Casino Resort, 5984 N. Darrk Lane. Tickets to see the funny folks are $23-$27. http://www.theskagit.com
    8:00pm

Saturday, January 26, 2013 (36 events)

  • In the Moon of Wintertime: Bellingham Sings presents its “In the Moon of Wintertime” concert at 3pm Saturday at Bellingham’s Christ the Servant Lutheran Church (2600 Lakeway Dr.) and 3pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s Trinity Anglican Church, 1200 Cleveland Ave. Performances from the Allegra Women’s Choir, Colibri Ensemble, and Brass Menagerie Quintet are on the lineup. Tickets are $8-$10. http://www.bellinghamsings.org
    3:00pm
  • Call for Art by Blaine Artists: Blaine Artists, a nonprofit organization committed to connecting artists to the community and organizing and promoting art-related events, is seeking artists for an International Art Festival happening June 22-23 at Blaine’s Peace Arch Park. The deadline for submission is Jan. 28. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.zapplication.org
    12:00am
  • Artist Call by Lighthouse Mission Ministries: Lighthouse Mission Ministries is looking for work in various mediums for an art show and reception happening Jan. 31 at the Whatcom Museum. Deadline is Jan. 28. It is preferable, but not essential, that art submitted or donated should reflect the theme of the mission—providing meals, shelter and hope. 671-1562 or http://www.thelighthousemission.org/artists
    12:00am
  • Teen Poetry Contest: Whatcom County teens grades 6 to 12 are invited to enter original poems in the WCLS Teen Poetry Contest 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
  • Deception Pass: Local playwright Kamarie Chapman’s Deception Pass: An American Story can be seen at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center mainstage. The play focuses on a woman returning to an island that, for her, is filled with sad memories and loss. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen Jan. 30-31 and Feb. 1-2. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Doubles: Head to Louisiana to view the comedic Southern drama, Steel Magnolias, starting this weekend with 8pm showings Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen Thursdays through Sundays through Feb. 16. http://www.acttheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Quilters Auditions: Learn more about life on the American frontier—and womanhood—when Quilters opens this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to see the musical—which is presented in a series of short stories, songs and dances—are $8-$12. Additional showings happen through Feb. 10. For more info: 733-1811 or 733-1811 or http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Into the Woods: Expect a fair dose of magic and music when students from the Nooksack Valley High School drama department present Into the Woods at 7pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Nooksack Valley School District, 3326 Badger Rd. Tickets are $8. 988-2641 or http://www.nooksackschools.org
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Opera Scenes: Western Washington University’s Opera Club will present its annual “Opera Scenes” performance at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday in Room 16 of the Performing Arts Center. Audience members will enjoy an array of selections from great operas. Entry is $3 for students and $5 general. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Arms and the Man: The Alger Lookout Thespian Association presents George Bernard Shaw’s satiric comedy, Arms and the Man, at 7pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. Tickets are $12-$14 and additional showings take place through Feb. 10. http://www.altatheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Cedar Lake Hike: Join members of the Mount Baker Club for a round-trip hike to Cedar Lake. Meet at 9am at Sunnyland Elementary to carpool. 305-5570 or http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    12:00am
  • 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
  • Pancake Breakfast: Cakes, French toast, eggs, ham and more will be available at a fundraising Community Pancake Breakfast from 8-10:30am at the Lynden Community Senior Center, 401 Grover St. Entry is $3-$5. 354-4501
    8:00am
  • Used Book Sale: A fundraising Used Book Sale happens from 9am-2pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. 778-7000
    9:00am
  • Country Living Expo: “Processing Poultry,” “Beekeeping for Beginners,” “Beginner’s Guide to Goats” “Ewe Flock Nutrition,” “Basic Home Cheese Making, “Raising Meat Rabbits” and “Giant Vegetable Basics” will be among the plethora of classes available at the 2013 “Country Living Expo & Cattlemen’s Winter School” happening from 9am-5pm at Stanwood High School. Cost is $65. Register in advance, if possible. http://www.skagit.wsu.edu/countrylivingexpo
    9:00am
  • Deming Book Club: Discuss David Guterson’s Snow Falling on Cedars at today’s Deming Book Club gathering from 10am-12pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. 592-2422
    10:00am
  • Plant Particulars: “Indoor Bonsai Basics” will be the focus a workshop with George Berkompas at 10am at Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd. At 12pm, gardening columnist Chuck McClung will helm “How Orchids Re-bloom.” Register in advance for the free workshops. http://www.bakerviewnursery.com
    10:00am
  • Poetry Workshop: James Bertolino leads an “Images on the Edge” poetry writing workshop from 10am-3pm at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The fee is $50; please register in advance. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    10:00am
  • Family Bread Baking: Warm bread, quiet songs and honey butter will be featured at a “Bread Baking for Parents and Kids” class starting at 11am at Mount Vernon’s Skagit Valley Food Co-op, 202 S. First St. Register in advance for the free course. http://www.skagitfoodcoop.com
    11:00am
  • Family Art Day: Heidi Herder focuses on “Mixed-Media Self-Portraits” at Family Art Day sessions from 11am-1pm and 2-4pm at La Conner’s Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. Admission to the hands-on program is $3-$8 (free for kids under 12) and includes entry to the museum. http://www.museumofnwart.org
    11:00am
  • Clayton James One-Day Show: More than 20 oil paintings, some previously unseen, can be viewed and purchased at the second annual Clayton James One-Day Show & Sale from 12-5pm at La Conner’s Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial Ave. All proceeds from the sale will go to the renowned Skagit artist, who’ll turn 95 in February. http://www.gallerycygnus.com
    12:00pm
  • Street Law: Volunteer lawyers will dispense free legal advice and referrals at Street Law at the Library from 1-4pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. 778-7323
    1:00pm
  • Community Seed Swap: Sustainable Bellingham’s Fifth Annual Seed Swap will be on Sunday, January 27th from 1:00pm – 4:00 pm at the Majestic, 1027 North Forest St., Bellingham. Who Should Attend : People with extra seed and seed-potatoes to share and people without seed who want seeds to grow! Free and open to the public! http://www.sustainablebellingham.org
    1:00pm
  • Cheese Class: Seattle’s Mark Solomon leads a hands-on “Make Your Own Soft Cheese” course from 1-4pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. In addition to making the cheese, you’ll also find out more about how to get the best results in your own kitchen. Cost is $55. 383-3200
    1:00pm
  • Birthday Celebration Concert: The works of Bach, Liszt, Sullivan and many others will be featured when accomplished organist Melany Armstrong celebrates her 70th birthday with a free concert at 2pm at St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. 733-1325
    2:00pm
  • Interment Stories: Ninety-year-old Mildred Beitzel will tell of her teaching experiences in Camp Amache at a “Stories from a Japanese Internment Camp” presentation at 2pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. 966-5100
    2:00pm
  • World Stories: Children’s author Karen Robbins shares her book Care for Our World at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book features animals in their natural habitats and stresses the importance of caring for all plants, animals and people who call Earth home. 671-2626
    4:00pm
  • Acme Foodworks Opening: Attend a Grand Opening bash from 4-9pm at Acme Foodworks, 1309 N. State St. Tickets to the event—which celebrates Whatcom County’s first community supported kitchen—are $25, and include local food, drinks, music and prizes. 383-6716 or http://www.acmefoodworks.bigcartel.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
  • Art and Music: Bellingham band Olio will perform at an Art Show with pieces by Thayne Yazzie, Andy Siebert, Ian Carroll, Kelly Yazzie, Jay Suave, Billie Weller, Jess King, and Carly Christopherson starting at 6pm at Bell Tower Studios, 1430 N. Garden St. Entry is free. 303-8099
    6:00pm
  • Baay Reception: The Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth will be honored at a special reception starting at 6:15pm at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Find out what BAAY offers young people in our community and, if you so desire, stick around for a showing of Quilters. The reception is free; tickets to the show are $8-$12. http://www.baay.org
    6:15pm
  • Following a Dream: Johannes F. Lisiecki shares ideas from his book Following a Dream: An Adventreneur’s Journey at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book follows his 43,000-mile journey through 20 countries of the Americas. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Arts and Jazz Fundraiser: The Blaine Fine Arts Association hosts its 16th annual “Arts & Jazz” benefit starting at 7pm at the Blaine High School Performing Arts Center, 975 H St. Live and silent auctions and music by the Blaine Wind Ensemble (and others) will be part of the festivities. Entry is $5. 380-1634
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance Gala: Seattle’s Red Crow Band will provide live tunes at tonight’s Contra Dance happening from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12t St. Entry is $8-$10 at the door ($6 for students). http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Twice the Fun Birthday Concert: Celebrate the Amadeus Project’s 5th birthday and Mozart’s 257th birthday at a “Twice the Fun!” concert at 7:30pm at the Amadeus Project, 1209 Cornwall Ave. The mostly-Mozart program will feature violinist Matthew Olson, pianist Andrea Rackl, bassoonist Pat Nelson, pianists Victoria and Dan Sabo, and violist Leslie Johnson. Entry is $5-$15. http://www.theamadeusproject.org
    7:30pm

 

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