Week of Sunday, January 27, 2013
(82 events)

Sunday, January 27, 2013 (11 events)

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Symphony Family Concert: Open up the world of music to your child when the Skagit Symphony offers up its annual Family Concert at 2pm at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Entry is free for kids under 16 and $10 for adults (children must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult). http://www.mcintyrehall.org or www.skagitsymphony.com
    2:00pm
  • Whatcom Symphony Orchestra: Prize-wining cellist John Friesen will be the featured performer at the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra’s 3pm concert at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The concert will be conducted by Jonathan Andrew Govias and feature works by Bach, Britten, and Respighi. Tickets are $12-$30. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com or www.whatcomsymphony.com
    3:00pm
  • Restless Fire: Find out more about a famous historical figure when James Hunt shares stories from his new book, Restless Fire: Young John Muir’s Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf in 1867-68 at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm

Monday, January 28, 2013 (5 events)

  • Winter Play Festival: Students will perform six plays directed and acted by members of the Honors Drama Program during the Winter Play Festival at 7:30 Monday through Saturday at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets will be $5 at the door. 676-6575
    7:30pm
  • Globalfest Dinner: Academic, author and activist Raj Patel will be the keynote speaker at the GlobalFest kickoff starting at 5pm in Mount Vernon at Skagit Valley College’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Pajel will talk about the World Food System and what is being done to address the inefficiencies and injustices. The event will also feature a dinner featuring locally sourced food. Tickets are $20 for students and $35 general. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    5:00pm
  • Ayurvedic Cuisine: Vegan chef Christian Czingula leads a class focused on “East Indian Ayurvedic Vegetarian Cuisine” from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Cost is $35. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Ferndale Book Group: Join the Ferndale Friends Book Group to discuss Tea Obreht’s The Tiger’s Wife at 7pm at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. 384-3647
    7:00pm
  • Open Mic Night: Local writer and teacher Laurel Leigh hosts the monthly literary minded Open Mic at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Bring your poems and tales in celebration of the New Year, or any creative works in progress. Sign up at the main counter on the first floor. 671-2626
    7:00pm

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 (6 events)

  • Winter Play Festival: Students will perform six plays directed and acted by members of the Honors Drama Program during the Winter Play Festival at 7:30 Monday through Saturday at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets will be $5 at the door. 676-6575
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Skijoring Basics: Learn more about the fast-growing winter sport that combines cross-country skiing with dog mushing at a “Skijoring Basics” clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Experts will share tips on equipment, local opportunities and what it takes to get started. Register in advance for the free course. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Health Care Panel: “Community Health Care Now!,” a televised town hall-style event, happens from 6-8pm at the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St. (location may be changed depending on attendance). Panelists include Mayor Kelli Linvile, Dr. David Lynch, San Farnand, Liz Baxter, and others. Tickets are free, but limited. 788-6594 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    6:00pm
  • Bountiful Banquet: Chef Robert Atterberry leads “A Banquet from the Bountiful Northwest” cooking class from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Expect plenty of “meals from the sea” harvested from our local waters. Cost is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Soup, Chowder and Chili: Learn how to warm yourself up during cold winter nights when Mataio Gillis helms a “Soup, Chowder and Chili” course at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Braised fennel soup, smoked black cod chowder and yam chili will be no the menu. Entry is $38. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 (7 events)

  • Winter Play Festival: Students will perform six plays directed and acted by members of the Honors Drama Program during the Winter Play Festival at 7:30 Monday through Saturday at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets will be $5 at the door. 676-6575
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Baker Backcountry Basics: Access tools, common mistakes, best practices, places to go and more will be part of a free “Baker Backcountry Basics” clinic with Patrick Kennedy at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Downtown Neighborhood Meeting: The Downtown Bellingham Neighborhood Association hosts a monthly meeting from 6-7:30pm at the Leopold, 1224 Cornwall Ave. The meetings aim to connect neighbors, foster community involvement and responsively address issues to maintain a healthy downtown neighborhood. Entry is free. http://www.downtownbellingham.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, January 31, 2013 (16 events)

  • Winter Play Festival: Students will perform six plays directed and acted by members of the Honors Drama Program during the Winter Play Festival at 7:30 Monday through Saturday at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets will be $5 at the door. 676-6575
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Mystery Spot: View the award-winning comedy, Mystery Spot, at 8pm Thurs.-Sat. at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play, which was written by local playwright Steve Lyons, focuses on a women’s studies major that gets a job at the Santa Cruz Mystery Spot and soon discovers nothing is as it seems. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen through Feb. 9. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Steel Magnolias: Head to Louisiana to view the comedic Southern drama, Steel Magnolias, at 7:30m Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat., and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Feb. 16. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Quilters: Learn more about life on the American frontier—and womanhood—when Quilters shows at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. 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. 733-1811 or http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Duo Lido: Terhi Miikki-Broersma and Gaye Davis perform Duo Lido, a “bistro romance,” from 5:30-7:30pm in the Piano Lounge at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • Meat Rabbit Class: Robert Fiut helms a “Raising Meat Rabbits” class at 6:30pm at Mount Vernon’s Skagit Valley Food Co-op, 202 S. First St. Learn about rabbit care and what is involved in developing and maintaining a humane, family-scale rabbitry. Robert will also show and discuss some rabbit housing innovations he has developed. http://www.skagitfoodcoop.com
    6:30pm
  • Chinese New Year Dishes: Learn how to make tasty dishes for the Chinese New Year when Robert Fong leads a “Year of the Black Snake” class from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $49. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Chuckanut Radio Hour: Live music by the Walrus, poetry by Kevin Murphy, a new essay by Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes and clips from past shows will be part of the Chuckanut Radio Hour’s 6th Anniversary taping at 7pm at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $5. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Volcanoes and Eruptions: Mount Baker Volcano Research Center’s Dave Tucker will lead a “Mount Baker Volcano Hazards and Eruption History” presentation at 7pm at Skagit Valley College’s Phillip Tarro Theater. (360) 927-4276 or http://www.mbvrc.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • Skagit Sets Sail Reception: An opening reception for “Skagit Sets Sail: A Maritime History or Skagit County” happens from 7-9pm in La Conner at the Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. Fourth St. The exhibit will be on display through April 28. http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
    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
  • PLU Concert Choir: A free performance by the Pacific Lutheran Concert Choir begins at 7:30pm at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, 1720 Harris Ave. 733-6749
    7:30pm
  • Lewis Black: Standup comedian, actor and author Lewis Black stops by Bellingham as part his “The Rant is Due” tour at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the passionate performer are $45-$60. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • 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, February 1, 2013 (17 events)

  • Winter Play Festival: Students will perform six plays directed and acted by members of the Honors Drama Program during the Winter Play Festival at 7:30 Monday through Saturday at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets will be $5 at the door. 676-6575
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Mystery Spot: View the award-winning comedy, Mystery Spot, at 8pm Thurs.-Sat. at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play, which was written by local playwright Steve Lyons, focuses on a women’s studies major that gets a job at the Santa Cruz Mystery Spot and soon discovers nothing is as it seems. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen through Feb. 9. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Steel Magnolias: Head to Louisiana to view the comedic Southern drama, Steel Magnolias, at 7:30m Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat., and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Feb. 16. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Quilters: Learn more about life on the American frontier—and womanhood—when Quilters shows at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. 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. 733-1811 or http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Into the Woods Auditions: Auditions for upcoming performances of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods happen from 4:30-6:30pm Saturday and 10am-12pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. http://www.baay.org
    4:30pm
  • Space Trek: Show up for the “galactically awesome” improvised adventure show, “Space Trek,” at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $8-$10 and additional showings of the planet-saving missions happen Feb. 8-9. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • 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 at the Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. Tickets are $12-$14 and additional showings take place Feb. 8-10. http://www.altatheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Honk!: Showings of the musical comedy HONK! happen at 7pm Friday and Saturday at Lynden Christian High School, 515 Drayton St. Additional showings of the family-friendly musical—which is based on the book The Ugly Duckling—happen Feb. 5 and 7-9. Tickets are $6-$10. 318-9525
    7:00pm
  • Arlington/Stillaguamish Eagle Festival: Tours with wildlife biologists, a Sarvey Wildlife open house, raft trips, art exhibits, activities, tractor displays, live entertainment and much more will be part of the Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival happening Friday and Saturday in Arlington and beyond. Many events are free. http://www.arlingtonwa.gov/eaglefest
    10:00am
  • Skagit Community Band: “Music that Inspired, Touched and Moved You From the Silver Screen” will be the theme of the Skagit Community Band’s concerts at 7:30pm Friday at La Conner’s Maple Hall and 3pm Sunday at Brodniak Hall in Anacortes. Tickets are $10-$15 per person or $30 per family. http://www.skagitcommunityband.org
    7:30pm
  • Hello, My Name is You: Kuntz and Company’s latest community dance and theater project, Hello, my name is You, shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The performance shares the life of Cooper, a 28-year-old Bellingham resident with Asperger’s Syndrome, and illustrates the various facets of her life with this autism spectrum disorder. Post-show discussions will follow. Tickets are $15. http://www.kuntzandco.org
    7:30pm
  • Mardi Gras Meal: Cajun classics and personal favorites will be on the menu when Laura Hartner leads a “Mardi Gras at Gretchen’s” course from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Cost is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    1:44pm
  • Kombucha Sampling: Bellingham’s recently opened Kombucha Town—which can be found on the top floor of the Herald Building—hosts a sampling event from 2-6pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. http://www.kombuchatown.com
    2:00pm
  • 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
  • Gallery Walk: Various galleries and businesses will open their doors for the monthly Gallery Walk from 6-9pm in downtown Anacortes. Entry is free. http://www.anacortesart.com
    6:00pm
  • Art Walk Open House: Galleries, museums and businesses can be visited as part of the monthly Art Walk from 6-10pm throughout downtown Bellingham. Pick up maps at participating locations. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm

Saturday, February 2, 2013 (27 events)

  • Winter Play Festival: Students will perform six plays directed and acted by members of the Honors Drama Program during the Winter Play Festival at 7:30 Monday through Saturday at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets will be $5 at the door. 676-6575
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Mystery Spot: View the award-winning comedy, Mystery Spot, at 8pm Thurs.-Sat. at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play, which was written by local playwright Steve Lyons, focuses on a women’s studies major that gets a job at the Santa Cruz Mystery Spot and soon discovers nothing is as it seems. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen through Feb. 9. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Steel Magnolias: Head to Louisiana to view the comedic Southern drama, Steel Magnolias, at 7:30m Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat., and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Feb. 16. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Quilters: Learn more about life on the American frontier—and womanhood—when Quilters shows at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. 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. 733-1811 or http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Into the Woods Auditions: Auditions for upcoming performances of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods happen from 4:30-6:30pm Saturday and 10am-12pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. http://www.baay.org
    4:30pm
  • Space Trek: Show up for the “galactically awesome” improvised adventure show, “Space Trek,” at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $8-$10 and additional showings of the planet-saving missions happen Feb. 8-9. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • 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 at the Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. Tickets are $12-$14 and additional showings take place Feb. 8-10. http://www.altatheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Honk!: Showings of the musical comedy HONK! happen at 7pm Friday and Saturday at Lynden Christian High School, 515 Drayton St. Additional showings of the family-friendly musical—which is based on the book The Ugly Duckling—happen Feb. 5 and 7-9. Tickets are $6-$10. 318-9525
    7:00pm
  • Arlington/Stillaguamish Eagle Festival: Tours with wildlife biologists, a Sarvey Wildlife open house, raft trips, art exhibits, activities, tractor displays, live entertainment and much more will be part of the Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival happening Friday and Saturday in Arlington and beyond. Many events are free. http://www.arlingtonwa.gov/eaglefest
    10:00am
  • Skagit Community Band: “Music that Inspired, Touched and Moved You From the Silver Screen” will be the theme of the Skagit Community Band’s concerts at 7:30pm Friday at La Conner’s Maple Hall and 3pm Sunday at Brodniak Hall in Anacortes. Tickets are $10-$15 per person or $30 per family. http://www.skagitcommunityband.org
    7:30pm
  • Hello, My Name is You: Kuntz and Company’s latest community dance and theater project, Hello, my name is You, shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The performance shares the life of Cooper, a 28-year-old Bellingham resident with Asperger’s Syndrome, and illustrates the various facets of her life with this autism spectrum disorder. Post-show discussions will follow. Tickets are $15. http://www.kuntzandco.org
    7:30pm
  • Traditional Jazz: The Clamdigger Jazz Band will perform during the Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society’s monthly concert and dance from 2-5pm at the VFW Hall, 625 N State St. Entry is $6-$10. 734-2973 or http://www.btjs.webs.com
    (all day)
  • Red Wine and Chocolate Festival: Carpenter Creek Winery (Mount Vernon), Pasek Cellars (Conway), Dusty Cellars, and Silver Bell Winery (La Conner) will team up for a “Red Wine & Chocolate Festival” from 12-6pm Saturday and Sunday. Each locale will have decadent chocolate and fabulous red wine available. http://www.siverbellwinery.com or www.carpentercreek.com
    12:00pm
  • 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
  • Flower Growers Workshop: The Seattle Wholesale Growers Market presents “A Brighter Shade of Green: Exploring Sustainability Options for Washington Cut Flowers” from 9:30am-3:30pm at Mount Vernon’s Jello Mold Farm. Presentations, lunch and field sessions will be part of the lineup. Entry is $35. http://www.salmonsafe.org/flowers
    9:30am
  • Rowers Race: Sound Rowers Open Water Rowing and Paddling Club will host a seven-mile race starting at 10am in La Conner. The race starts and finishes at the end of Sherman Street (under the Rainbow Bridge). There will be a post-race meal for all participants at the Shelter Bay Clubhouse. Entry is $10-$20. http://www.soundrowers.org
    10:00am
  • Orchard Classes: “Pruning & Maintaining Home Orchard Fruit Trees” will be the focus of a workshop at 10am at Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd. At 2pm, learn more about “Fruit and Berry Selection.” Register in advance for the free classes. http://www.bakerviewnursery.com
    10:00am
  • Family Activity Day: Crafts organized by Community to Community Development will be part of the “Una Comunidad de Diversión” Family Activity Day from 10am-4pm at the Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. The event, which celebrates Latino culture, will also includes music, activities in the FIG studio, and viewings of the “Chicanitas” exhibit. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    10:00am
  • Hard Cheese Class: Seattle’s Mark Solomon leads a “Make Your Own Hard Cheese” course from 1-4pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Participants will learn how to make cheddar and gouda, as well as find out more about cheese chemistry, starter cultures, equipment and more. Entry is $55. 383-3200
    1:00pm
  • Mardi Gras Dinner: Attend a fundraising Mardi Gras Dinner from 5-7pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Live music will accompany the feast. Tickets are $20; proceeds benefit the Interfaith Coalition of Whatcom County’s “Our House” fund, which provides housing to homeless families. Reserve tickets by calling the number below. 384-3302 or http://www.unitedchurchofferndale.org
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • Stoked Reception: An opening reception for the multi-artist show, “Stoked: An Exhibition of Wood-fired Ceramics,” begins at 6pm at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. See the works through February. http://www.goodearthpots.com
    6:00pm
  • Dance Benefit: A wine tasting and silent auction will be part of a United We Dance Benefit starting at 6pm at Northwood Hall, 3420 Northwest Ave. Tickets are $25; funds raised will benefit eight Dance Studio students who will be traveling to perform in Finland this summer as part of a cultural exchange. 734-1595 or http://www.thedancestudio.net
    6:00pm
  • Skagit Contra Dance: Join the Skagit Contra Dancers for a public event for both experienced and beginning dancers from 7-9:30pm in Anacortes at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. Live music and callers will be part of the fun. Entry is $8 at the door. http://www.skagitcontra.org
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: The Makedonians will play traditional music from the Balkans and Near East at the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers’ First Saturday Party from 7:30-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $10-$15. 380-0456
    7:30pm
  • International Guitar Night: Martin Taylor, Solorazaf, Celso Machado, and Brian Gore will be the featured performers at the annual International Guitar Night concert at 8pm at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $23-$32. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    8:00pm

 

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