Week of Sunday, November 10, 2013
(101 events)

Sunday, November 10, 2013 (12 events)

  • Art by the Airport: More than 45 well-known local artists will show and sell their work at the Whatcom Art Guild's "Art by the Airport" Fall Festival of Arts and Crafts from 2-8pm Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Hampton Inn's Fox Hall, 3985 Bennett Dr. Enjoy browsing for fine art originals, prints, photography, fabrics, jewelry, holiday decorations, wood, garden art, toys, cards and more. Entry is free. http://www.whatcomartguild.org
    2:00pm
  • Annie: Lyric Light Opera presents showings of the perennially popular musical known as Annie at 7:30m Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $22-$25 and additional showings happen Nov. 16-17. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Lummi Island Studio Tour: More than 20 artists will share their works and open up their creative spaces at the Artists' Holiday Studio Tour taking place from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at various locales throughout Lummi Island. Paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, pottery, photography, jewelry, leather work, woodwork, note cards, glass, metalwork, stonework, quilts, clothing, knitwear, and more will be available for perusal and purchase. Entry to the self-guided tour is free. 758-2815 or http://www.lummi-island.com
    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
  • 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
  • 39 Steps Auditions: Brush up on your British accents before auditioning for upcoming performances of The 39 Steps from 1-3pm at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. To find out more about the MBT Winter Repertory Theatre specifications, head to the MBT's website. P.S. All roles are paid. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com or www.dancebellinghamdance.com
    1:00pm
  • Hard Cider Class: Learn the basic procedures for fermenting fresh cider into hard cider at a class from 1-3:30pm at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. Entry is $25; registration is required. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    1:00pm
  • Like a Planet Poetry Workshop: Award-winning poet James Bertolino will use concepts on the moral responsibility of maintaining Mother Earth at a "Like a Planet" poetry writing workshop from 1-5pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Registration fees are $50. 778-8961
    1:00pm
  • Learn to Grow Mushrooms: A workshop and farm tour will be part of a "Learn to Grow Mushrooms" course from 1-5pm at Cascadia Mushrooms, 4771 Aldrich Rd. Cost is $40 and includes your own starter log for growing Shiitake mushrooms at home. http://www.cascadiamushrooms.com
    1:00pm
  • Multiple Facets of Brahms: "Multiple Facets of Brahms" will be the focus of a Bellingham House Concerts show at 3pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Debra and Jim Gaudette, Kim Zabelle, and Dan and Victoria Sabo will perform. Tickets are $5-$15. http://www.bellinghamhouseconcerts.com
    3:00pm
  • A Pun on Thyme: Local author Louis Lippman reads from Wince: A Pun on Thyme at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome is a collection of 176 original vignettes, each culminating in a pun or spoonerism. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • The Poetry of War: Area wordsmiths will share their creative talents at tonight's "Speakeasy 12: The Poetry of War" reading at 7pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Entry is by donation. http://www.othermindpress.wordpress.com
    7:00pm

Monday, November 11, 2013 (3 events)

  • Bilingual Poetry Reading: Bellingham-based author and translator Michael Daley will be joined by Alipio Terenzi for a bilingual reading featuring works by Italian poet Alter Mundus at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:30pm at the Alternative Library, 1417 Railroad Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is free. http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A weekly open mic for comedians, dubbed “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 8pm Mondays at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    8:00pm

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 (4 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
  • Ski & Boarding Basics: Equipment, clothing, lesson plans and more will be part of a free "Skiing/Snowboarding Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Flute Workshop: Self-taught Native American flutist Pete Ali will share his talents and teach participants a few things at a workshop from 6:30-8pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is by donation; please register in advance. 734-8158
    6:30pm
  • Cheesemaking 101: Lisa Hervieux will lead a "Cheesemaking 101: Hard Cheeses" course from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Cost is $30. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 (15 events)

  • Stow Away with Rick Steves: Village Books will team up with the Willows Inn on Lummi Island for a "Stowing Away with European Travel Expert Rick Steves" event Wednesday and Thursday at the island getaway. Participants can choose from a variety of options (talks, dinner, a breakfast and more) and prices vary. http://www.willows-inn.com
    5:00pm
  • Wednesday Book Group: Discuss Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl at today's Wednesday Book Discussion Group from 11am-1pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. 305-3600
    11:00am
  • Second Chapter Book Discussion: Discuss Mary Ann Shaffer's The Guernsey Library and Potato Peel Society at the 2nd Chapter book discussion group from 2-3:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. 778-7230
    2:00pm
  • GROUP RIDE: The Mt. Baker Bike Club hosts a Group Ride starting every Wednesday at 6pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Be prepared to ride for 30 miles at a race/training pace, and regroup at the brewery following the excursion. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    6:00pm
  • Evening Epic Run: A weekly “Evening Epic Run” begins at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The strenuous runs are 1.5-2 hours in length on hilly terrain with experienced trail runners. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Noemi Ban Talk: Teacher and Auschwitz survivor Noemi Ban tells stories of survival and resilience at a free talk at 6pm at Western Washington University's Arntzen Hall. Please reserve a spot in advance, as Ban's talks fill up. 650-4529 or http://www.wce.wwu.edu
    6:00pm
  • Waxing Basics: Structure, major and minor repair and stone grinding will be among the topics explored at a "Ski/Snowboard Waxing Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free workshop. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Kitchen Bookshelf: Jesse Otero helms a "Cooking from the Kitchen Bookshelf: Japanese Farm Food" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Fees are $39. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater: Join the Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater to share your original writings at the group's monthly Open Mic at 7pm at the cafe at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. http://www.chuckanutsandstone.blogspot.com
    7:00pm
  • Arctic Birds: "Vanishing Ice: Arctic Birds" will be the focus of a slideshow and video with Washington Brant Foundation founder and local birding expert Maynard Axelson at 7pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Entry is free. 778-7323
    7:00pm
  • Seattle International Comedy Competition: Sixteen professional comedians from around the world will perform as part of the 34th International Comedy Competition at 7pm at Poppes 360, 714 Lakeway Dr. Semi-finals will take place Fri., Nov. 22 at the Skagit Valley Casino. Tickets to tonight's show will be $10 at the door. http://www.seattlecomedycompetition.com
    7:00pm
  • Mushroom Hunter: As part of a Nature of Writing series, Langdom Cook will talk about his latest book, The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Bike Travel Series: "Cycling Southern France" and 'Travels in Burma by Bike" will be the focus of tonight's Bicycle Travel Show from 7-9pm at Bellingham's old Federal Building Courtroom, 104 W. Magnolia St. Entry is free. http://www.everybodybike.com
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm
  • Sanford-Hill Piano Series: As part of the Sanford-Hill Piano Series, pianist and composer Matthew Bengston will perform at 8pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $9-$16. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    8:00pm

Thursday, November 14, 2013 (18 events)

  • Stow Away with Rick Steves: Village Books will team up with the Willows Inn on Lummi Island for a "Stowing Away with European Travel Expert Rick Steves" event Wednesday and Thursday at the island getaway. Participants can choose from a variety of options (talks, dinner, a breakfast and more) and prices vary. http://www.willows-inn.com
    5:00pm
  • The Baker’s Wife: Find out what happens when a baker—thanks to his philandering spouse—loses his zest for life (and baking) and townspeople work together to reunite the couple when The Baker's Wife opens this week with 7:30pm performances Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional performances happen Nov. 20-23. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Hamlet: A 20-person cast will bring Shakespeare's Hamlet to life at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Sehome High School Little Theater, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Live music will be part of the show. Entry is $8 for students and $10 general. http://www.sehomedrama.weebly.com
    7:30pm
  • Lend Me a Tenor: Ken Ludwig's comedic play, Lend Me Tenor, shows at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $8 and will available at the door one hour prior to showtime. 676-6575
    7:00pm
  • The Sound of Music: Nuns, Nazis and a horde of singing children will be highlighted at performances of The Sound of Music at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Everson's Nooksack Valley High School, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Tickets will be $8 at the door, and additional performances will take place Nov. 21-24. 988-4754
    7:30pm
  • Point of View Workshop: Join the Skagit Valley Writers League for a "Who's Talking? Point of View" workshop with author Nicole Persun from 1-3pm at Burlington's Washington Federal, 300 E. Fairhaven. Register in advance for the free event. http://www.skagitwriters.org
    1:00pm
  • Educator’s Open House: Educators and museum members are invited to an "Educator's Open House: Climate Change" from 3-8pm at the Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. In addition to viewing "Vanishing Ice," attendees can get a bounty of resources in science and art including free lesson plans, activity 
ideas, and local resource info. Entry is free. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    3:00pm
  • City Hall Lighting: A "Lighting of Old City Hall" takes place at 4pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Special programs and events will happen through the season. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    4:00pm
  • Land Conservation Event: Join the Skagit Land Trust for "Words, Sounds & Images of the Skagit," a benefit in support of the local land conservation, at 5pm at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. There will be presentations by author William Dietrich and artist Kris Ekstrand Molesworth, music by Campbell Road, and more. Entry is by donation. Please RSVP. http://www.skagitlandtrust.org
    5:00pm
  • Healthy Holiday Cooking: Dieticians from Skagit Valley Hospital will focus on "Healthy Holiday Cooking" at a class from 6-8pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Cost is $19. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:00pm
  • Holiday Wines: Wine steward Tim Johnson will be joined by sales reps from area distributors for a "Wines for Your Holiday Table" primer from 6:30-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $25. 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:30pm
  • 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
  • Fitness Forum: "Bay to Baker and Back" will be the focus of a free Fitness Forum with members of the Cascade Mountain Runners at 7:15pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th ST. The presentation will focus on their attempt to run from Bellingham Bay to the summit of Mt. Baker and back, basically reprising the original Mount Baker Marathon. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    7:15pm
  • 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
  • Bellingham Under Ice: Find out about Whatcom County's glacial past at a "Bellingham Under Ice and Water!" presentation with geology professor Doug Clark at 7:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:30pm
  • Night Beat: Chamber music ensembles from the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra players will perform at the Bellingham Music Club's monthly "Night Beat" show at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. WSO director Yaniv Attar will also make his first public guitar performance in Bellingham. Ticket are $20. http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
    7:30pm
  • Wind Symphony Fall Concert: The Western Washington University Wind Symphony presents its "Fall Concert" at 8pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The Squalicum High School Women's Choir will also perform. Entry is free. 650-3130
    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, November 15, 2013 (17 events)

  • Triples and Doubles: Groups of two-to-three improvisors will take the stage at "Triples & Doubles" shows at 8pm and 10pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • The Baker’s Wife: Find out what happens when a baker—thanks to his philandering spouse—loses his zest for life (and baking) and townspeople work together to reunite the couple when The Baker's Wife opens this week with 7:30pm performances Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional performances happen Nov. 20-23. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Hamlet: A 20-person cast will bring Shakespeare's Hamlet to life at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Sehome High School Little Theater, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Live music will be part of the show. Entry is $8 for students and $10 general. http://www.sehomedrama.weebly.com
    7:30pm
  • Lend Me a Tenor: Ken Ludwig's comedic play, Lend Me Tenor, shows at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $8 and will available at the door one hour prior to showtime. 676-6575
    7:00pm
  • The Sound of Music: Nuns, Nazis and a horde of singing children will be highlighted at performances of The Sound of Music at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Everson's Nooksack Valley High School, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Tickets will be $8 at the door, and additional performances will take place Nov. 21-24. 988-4754
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham Repertory’s Gradient: Help Bellingham Repertory Dance celebrate their eighth season at "Gradient" performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 5pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Audiences will be treated to choreographic works from the Pacific Northwest, as well as from Lauren Edson of Boise, Id., that will showcase pieces exploring a wide spectrum of human relationships and existence. Tickets are $12-$15 . Student rush tickets will be available for $5 at the door (with ID). 734-2776 or http://www.bhamrep.org
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: Starting Nov. 15, paintings, wearable art, jewelry, specialty foods, repurposed art and more will be available at the 34th annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts from 10am-6pm every Wednesday through Sunday through Dec. 24 at 1825 Cornwall Ave. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in November at Cornwall Park. 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
  • Family Story Night: Members of the Bellingham Storyteller's Guild will share tales at Family Story Night from 6-8:30p at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. The event starts with a free hour of coaching and an intro to storytelling. 778-7188
    6:00pm
  • Holiday Cocktail Party: Break the holiday ice with signature cocktails, local bites, tree displays and more at an "In the Spirit: Premier Holiday Cocktail Party" from 6-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Entry is $100. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    6:00pm
  • Peace Builders Awards Gala: Join the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center for its 11th annual Peace Builder Awards Gala starting at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. The event celebrates individuals and groups for their feats of collaboration, creativity and effort toward reducing conflict and strengthening the community. Tickets are $40 in advance at $50 at the door. http://www.whatcomdrc.org
    6:30pm
  • Producers’ Night: Live and silent auctions, hors d'oeuvres, dessert, dancing, a costume contest and more will be part of a "Producers' Night" benefit for the Lincoln Theatre from 6:30-9:30pm at Mount Vernon's Hillcrest Lodge, 1717 S. 13th St. Tickets are $40. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    6:30pm
  • Last Comic Standing: Students will square off against one another in a comedic showdown at a "Last Comic Standing" competition at 7pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $2-$3. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • Vaudevillingham: The monthly uncensored variety show known as "Vaudevillingham" can be attended at 7pm and 9pm at the Bellingham Circus Guild's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. The gigs feature performances by both Circus Guild folks and community members. Suggested donation is $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Dances of Universal Peace: Usher in the holiday season with meditative movement and deep spirituality at the monthly Dances of Universal Peace from 7-9pm at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew St Rd. Suggested donation is $5-$10. 733-5745
    7:00pm
  • The Black Lillies: Listen to a variety of country, roots, rock and blues direct from Appalachia when Tennessee ensemble the Black Lillies perform at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $25. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm

Saturday, November 16, 2013 (36 events)

  • Triples and Doubles: Groups of two-to-three improvisors will take the stage at "Triples & Doubles" shows at 8pm and 10pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • The Baker’s Wife: Find out what happens when a baker—thanks to his philandering spouse—loses his zest for life (and baking) and townspeople work together to reunite the couple when The Baker's Wife opens this week with 7:30pm performances Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional performances happen Nov. 20-23. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Hamlet: A 20-person cast will bring Shakespeare's Hamlet to life at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Sehome High School Little Theater, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Live music will be part of the show. Entry is $8 for students and $10 general. http://www.sehomedrama.weebly.com
    7:30pm
  • Lend Me a Tenor: Ken Ludwig's comedic play, Lend Me Tenor, shows at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $8 and will available at the door one hour prior to showtime. 676-6575
    7:00pm
  • The Sound of Music: Nuns, Nazis and a horde of singing children will be highlighted at performances of The Sound of Music at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Everson's Nooksack Valley High School, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Tickets will be $8 at the door, and additional performances will take place Nov. 21-24. 988-4754
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham Repertory’s Gradient: Help Bellingham Repertory Dance celebrate their eighth season at "Gradient" performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 5pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Audiences will be treated to choreographic works from the Pacific Northwest, as well as from Lauren Edson of Boise, Id., that will showcase pieces exploring a wide spectrum of human relationships and existence. Tickets are $12-$15 . Student rush tickets will be available for $5 at the door (with ID). 734-2776 or http://www.bhamrep.org
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: Starting Nov. 15, paintings, wearable art, jewelry, specialty foods, repurposed art and more will be available at the 34th annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts from 10am-6pm every Wednesday through Sunday through Dec. 24 at 1825 Cornwall Ave. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Gramercy Ghost Auditions: Auditions for the comedic Gramercy Ghost happen at 2pm Saturday and 7pm Monday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. More details are available online. http://www.acttheatre.com
    2:00pm
  • Grand Opening in Glacier: Mountain Acre Bakers will host a Grand Opening from 7:30am-4pm in Glacier at 9937 Mt. Baker Hwy. Free tasters of new menu items, a bread CSA and more will be part of the edible fun. 599-9378 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    7:30am
  • 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: Attend a monthly Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at the Ferndale Senior Activity Center, 1999 Cherry St. Entry is $3 for kids and $6 for adults. 384-6244
    8:00am
  • Swedish Pancake Breakfast: Enjoy "Swedish Pancakes Made by Norwegians" at the monthly Swedish Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St. Entry is $3-$7. 733-6618
    8:00am
  • Make It and Take It: Build a miniature garden enclosed in glass at a "Make It and Take It: Terrariums" workshop at 9am at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Class fee is $35. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • The Island Chicks: More than 40 vendors will show and sell antiques, vintage, repurposed, refreshed and handmade treasures at an Island Chicks event from 9am-4pm at the Port of Anacortes, 100 Commercial ave. Entry is $3-$5. http://www.theislandchicks.com
    9:00am
  • Trinkets & Treasures: A gingerbread house contest, a bake sale, clothing drive, performers, activities for kids, vendors and more will be part of today's "Trinkets & Treasure" Holiday Festival from 9am-5pm at Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. All proceeds will go toward purchasing new band uniforms for the school. http://www.ferndaleband.org
    9:00am
  • Brunch Class: Laura Hartner will lead a brunch class at 9:30am in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Eggs Benedict and seasonal pumpkin loaves will be on the menu. Cost is $20. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    9:30am
  • Cascade Cross Series: Cyclocross fans will want to sign up for the Cascade Cross Series' "Thanks Given'er" races happening from 9:30am-3pm at Lutherwood Bible Camp. Entry fees vary. http://www.cascadecross.com
    9:30am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: The Bellingham Farmers Market can be visited from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 21 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Poetry Workshops: Help raise funds for the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest by taking party in two workshops today at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. From 10am-12pm, Caleb Barber leads "Writing the Insignificant" and, from 1-3pm, Richard Widerkehr teaches "Poetic Diction: Words You can Fit in a Wheelbarrow, Words You Can't." Entry is $30 for one workshop or $50 for both. http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    10:00am
  • Bow Little Market Holiday Festival: Bring clean apples and containers for cider-pressing purposes at today's Bow Little Market Holiday Festival from 10am-4pm at Bow's Beau Lodge, 17581 Wood Rd. Thirty local vendors will be on hand, and lunch and a bake sale will be available. http://www.bowlittlemarket.com
    10:00am
  • Holiday Used Book Sale: Find stocking stuffers while stocking up on bargains at a Holiday Used Book Sale from 10am-5pm at the sales room behind People's Bank across from the Everson McBeath Community Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. 305-3600
    10:00am
  • Holiday Inspirations Open House: Attend an annual "Holiday Inspirations" Open House from 10am-6pm at the Chuckanut Bay Gallery & Sculpture Garden, 700 Chuckanut Dr. http://www.chuckanutbaygallery.com
    10:00am
  • Limelight Writer: An onscreen author talk and interview with Ken Burns, author of The National Parks: America's Best Idea as part of the "Writers in the Limelight" series at noon at the Pickford's Limelight Cinema, 1416 Cornwall Ave. Entry is $5. http://www.pickfordfilmcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Lummi Library Grand Reopening: Food and entertainment will be part of a gathering from 2-4pm on Lummi Island celebrating the reopening of the newly remodeled Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. All are invited. 305-3600
    2:00pm
  • More than Mudflats: Bay View community members will host an exhibition of work by more than 20 area artists and craftspeople at a "More Than Mudflats: Celebrating Bay View Creativity" event from 2-5pm at the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center, 10441 Bayview Edison Rd. Printmaker Kris Ekstrand Molesworth will also give a presentation about "Community and Imagination" and show samples of her work. Entry is free. (360) 757-0941 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    2:00pm
  • Her Boyfriend’s Bones: Olympia-based author Jeanne Matthews reads from her latest Dinah Perelin mystery, Her Boyfriend's Bones, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • The Nature of Writing: As part of the "Nature of Writing" series, Maria Mudd Ruth shares tales from Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Skagit Wine & Beer Festival: Local and regional wine and beer will be available at the Skagit Wine & Beer Festival from 4-9pm at Mount Vernon's Best Western CottonTree Inn, 2300 Market St. Entry is $40 per person or $70 per couple and includes liquid tastings, food, chocolate and cheese samplings. http://www.mountvernonchamber.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
  • Nordic Primer: "Snowshoeing on Nooksack Nordic Snow Park Trails and Beyond" will be the focus of a presentation by Hermod Bakke at 7pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. Entry is free.
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: New England's Perpetual e-Motion will provide live tunes at a special Contra Dance happening from 7-10:30pm at Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St. George Marshall from Massachusetts will do the calling. Entry is $15-$20. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • North Cascades Concert Band: The 50-piece North Cascades Concert Band will play music both familiar and new at an "Around the World in Music" performance at 7:30pm at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg. Tickets are $5-$12. http://www.nccband.org
    7:30pm
  • Annie: Lyric Light Opera concludes its showings of the perennially popular musical known as Annie at 7:30m Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $22-$25. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Montreal, California Guitar Trios: Six virtuoso guitarists from four countries—Japan, Canada, Belgium, and the United States—will perform when the California Guitar Trio and the Montreal Guitar Trio perform at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $20-$35. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Serial Killers: Use your voting power and get entertained when the annual theatrical competition known as "Serial Killers" continues with 8pm and 10pm shows at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The event—which continues Saturdays through Dec. 14—features teams of actors, playwrights and directors presenting short plays each week. A team will be voted off at the end of each night, making the following week's plays longer, and the competition more fierce. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Tango Popolare: Argentine tango music and dancing will be highlighted at Tango Popolare's monthly Experience Tango gathering from 8-11:30pm at Presence Dance Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. Entry is $7-$10. 708-8076
    8:00pm

 

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