Week of Sunday, November 24, 2013
(80 events)

Sunday, November 24, 2013 (14 events)

  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: Paintings, wearable art, jewelry, specialty foods, repurposed art and much 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
  • 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. 988-4754
    7:30pm
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas: Area youth will perform at showings of A Charlie Brown Christmas at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Startup Weekend: Western Washington University students and local entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch and develop their startup ideas at Bellingham's Startup Weekend from 5:30pm Friday to 9:30pm Sunday at the BIG Idea Lab, 114 W. Magnolia St., suite #505. Participants will collaborate with other entrepreneurs, designers, developers and startup enthusiasts to take innovative business ideas from concept to launch in 54 hours. Limited seating and tickets are available for the public to view the final http://www.bellingham.startupweekend.org
    5:30pm
  • Bayshore Symphony: Hear a variety of classical works when Bayshore Symphony celebrates its 10th season with concerts at 7:30pm Saturday at Mount Vernon's St. Paul's Episcopal Church (415 S. 18th St.) and 3pm Sunday at Bellingham's Central Lutheran Church (925 N. Forest St.). Suggested donation for each concert is $10. http://www.bayshoremusicproject.com
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Open House: Attend a Holiday Open House from 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. The wreath bar will be open and full of fresh greens, and there'll be cocoa and treats for you to enjoy with your family. 676-5480 or http://www.garden-spot.com
    9:00am
  • Holiday Cheese & Gift Bazaar: Rare and unusual cheeses, kitchenware and household gifts will be available at the annual Holiday Cheese & Gift Bazaar from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday in Deming at Everybody's Store, 5465 Potter Rd. Admission is free. 592-2297
    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
  • A Light in the Darkness: Western Washington University's Concert Choir and soloists will perform as part of the annual seasonal concert dubbed "A Light in the Darkness: Songs of Hope and Comfort" 2pm and 7pm performances at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2116 Walnut St. Tickets are $10-$15. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    2:00pm
  • Fishboy Holiday Show: Stock up on creative goods by folk artist R.R. Clark at the annual Holiday Show happening from 2-9pm at FishBoy Gallery, 617 Virginia St. (near Trader Joe's). Entry is free. http://www.fishboygallery.com
    2:00pm
  • Tribute Jazz Concert: "Art of the Piano Trio with the Music of Oscar Peterson" will be the focus of a Tribute Jazz Series concert at 4pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Pianist Miles Black, bassist Chuck Kistler, and drummer Julian MacDonough will perform. Tickets are $10-$15. 734-2776
    4:00pm
  • Art of Jazz: The Roda Legre Brazilian Jazz Quartet will perform at the Jazz Project's monthly Art of Jazz Concert from 4-6:30pm at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Entry is $10-$16. http://www.jazzproject.org
    4:00pm
  • Non-GMO Cooking: Megan Westgate and Courtney Pineau from the Bellingham-based Non-GMO Project will share ideas and recipes from The Non-GMO Cookbook: Recipes and Advice for a Non-GMO Lifestyle at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm

Monday, November 25, 2013 (5 events)

  • Snowshoeing Basics: Find out what you need and where to go at a "Snowshoeing Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance for the free workshop. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Literary Open Mic: Local writer and teacher Laurel Leigh will emcee the monthly Open Mic at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Sign up on the main counter on the first floor or call the number below to sign up to read your creative works. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Ferndale Book Club: Discuss William Landy's courtroom drama Defending Jacob at tonight's Ferndale Friend Book Club meeting from 7-9pm at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. 305-3600
    7:00pm
  • Composers of Western: A "Composers of Western" concert begins at 8pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free. 650-3130
    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.
    8:00pm

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 (6 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
  • Philippines Fundraiser: Attend a fundraiser for Episcopal Relief and Development's work in the Philippines from 4-8pm at the Kulshan Brewery, 2238 James St. Kulshan will donate $1 for each pint sold, and each donation will be matched by a group of anonymous donors. Additional donations are welcome. 920-2248 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    4:00pm
  • Pumpkin Pie Push: Work up an appetite as part the Saucony partnered "Pumpkin Pie Push" starting at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. Prizes and a drawing for shoes will add to the fun, and there'll be pumpkin pie available after the run. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Bellingham Reads: As part of the Bellingham Reads book discussion group, discuss local author Janet Oakley's Tree Soldier at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. 778-7323
    6:30pm
  • Audubon Talk: The local chapter of the North Cascades Audubon Society will hold its general membership meeting at 7pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Local writer and photographer Joe Meche will also give a talk on "Winter Birds of the Salish Sea." The event s free and open to the public. http://www.northcascadesaudubon.org
    7:00pm
  • Western Symphony: Social media and the world of classical music will collide when the Western Symphony Orchestra presents its Fall Concert at 8pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free. 650-7640
    8:00pm

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 (5 events)

  • Willy Wonka: Who will end up with the golden ticket? Find out when the Theatre Arts Guild continues its showings of Willy Wonka this week with 7:30pm performances Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $10-$24 and additional offerings of the musical happen Dec. 6-7. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    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
  • Downtown Bellingham Meeting: The Downtown Neighborhood Association will host its monthly meeting at 6pm at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Meetings are open to residents, business owners, and the general public interested in Downtown matters. 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, November 28, 2013 (5 events)

  • Willy Wonka: Who will end up with the golden ticket? Find out when the Theatre Arts Guild continues its showings of Willy Wonka this week with 7:30pm performances Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $10-$24 and additional offerings of the musical happen Dec. 6-7. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Old Town Thanksgiving Dinner: The 41st annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner takes place from 10am-3pm at the Old Town Cafe, 316 W. Holly St. The event depends on a bevy of volunteers, and all the food is donated by local unions, businesses, farmers, churches and individuals. Entry is free, and all are welcome. 671-4431
    10:00am
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Friday, November 29, 2013 (20 events)

  • Willy Wonka: Who will end up with the golden ticket? Find out when the Theatre Arts Guild continues its showings of Willy Wonka this week with 7:30pm performances Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $10-$24 and additional offerings of the musical happen Dec. 6-7. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Firehouse Art and Music: As part of the holiday festivities happening in Fairhaven this weekend, peruse handcrafted holiday gifts and listen to local musicians from 5-9pm Friday and 1-9pm Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. (360) 319-8185
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • Barbara Hicks Signing: Author Barbara Hicks will sign copies of Frozen: A Sister More Like Me at 1pm Friday and Saturday at Barnes & Noble, 4099 Meridian St. The movie version of the book will be released in movie theaters Thanksgiving weekend. http://www.barnesandnoble.com
    1:00pm
  • Art and Craft Sale: A B&B will transform itself into a unique art gallery at the 15th annual Art & Craft Sale from 10am-4pm at Everson's Kale House Bed & Breakfast, 1201 Kale St. Paintings, mixed media, fiber art, ceramics, calligraphy and more will be available. http://www.kalehouse.net
    10:00am
  • Mama Won’t Fly: Watch what happens when a dutiful daughter tries to get her mother across the country in time for her wedding when Mama Won't Fly opens this weekend with 8pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Dec. 22. http://www.acttheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Fairhaven Holiday Festival: Horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa Claus, a tree lighting ceremony, performances by the Bellingham High School Showstoppers, a holiday recital by the Dance Studio, a Gallery Walk and more will be part of the Fairhaven Holiday Festival happening from 3-9pm Friday and 12-9pm Saturday throughout historic Fairhaven. All are welcome. http://www.fairhaven.com
    3:00pm
  • Holiday Art Walk: As part of the Holiday Festival opening this weekend, attend a "Tour 'd Art" Gallery Walk from 5-9pm Friday and Saturday throughout historic Fairhaven. More than 20 locales will open their doors to share art, holiday specials and more. Entry is free. http://www.fairhaven.com
    5:00pm
  • Photos with the Grinch: Kids can get their pics taken with the guy in green at "Photos with the Grinch" from 3-8pm Friday and Saturday at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The event continues weekends through Dec. 15. Photos are $10; proceeds benefit Blue Skies Children. http://www.villagebooks.com
    3:00pm
  • Naked Clothing Grand Opening: Attend a Grand Opening from 10am-8pm Friday and Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday at Naked Clothing, 126 W. Holly St. In addition to deals on bamboo, hemp and organic cotton clothing, there'll be a bevy of work by local crafters who use natural or recycled materials. 746-9916
    10:00am
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: Find out what takes place after the "horrible" Herdman kids storm Sunday school and take over the church's annual holiday show when The Best Christmas Pageant Ever opens this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings continue through Dec. 15. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: 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. The holiday store will be shuttered on Thanksgiving, and will close at 3pm Christmas Eve. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Inspecting Carol: Get a behind-the-scenes look at a struggling theater's annual slapdash production of A Christmas Carol when Inspecting Carol opens this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $12-$14, and additional showings of the holiday comedy continue through Dec. 15. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Lighthouse Community Thanksgiving Dinner: All are welcome when the Lighthouse Mission Ministries hosts its annual free Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 12-2pm at the gymnasium at the Church of the Assumption, 2116 Cornwall Ave. All volunteer positions have been filled, but donations of home-baked pies and cookies to serve at the meal are welcome. http://www.thelighthousemission.org
    12:00pm
  • Lighthouse Community Thanksgiving Dinner: All are welcome when the Lighthouse Mission Ministries hosts its annual free Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 12-2pm at the gymnasium at the Church of the Assumption, 2116 Cornwall Ave. All volunteer positions have been filled, but donations of home-baked pies and cookies to serve at the meal are welcome. http://www.thelighthousemission.org
    12:00pm
  • Deck the Hall: More than 20 decorated themed Christmas trees, live piano music, raffle prizes, visits by Santa Claus, activities for kids and more will be part of "Deck the [Old City] Hall" activities from 12-5pm at Whatcom Museum's historic Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Coast Salish Winter Festival: Traditional artwork and unique handcrafted gifts will be sold by Lummi community members at the first weekend of the 3rd annual Coast Salish Winter Festival from 12-6pm Friday and Saturday at the Lummi Gateway Center, 4920 Rural Ave. The event continues Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 21. http://www.lummigatewaycenter.com
    12:00pm
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Native American Heritage Day Concert: HonorWorks presents a Native American Heritage Day Concert at 7pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 207 Ellsworth St. The free event will feature music by Swil Kanim, Cindy Minkler, J.P. Falcon, and Denise Solomon. Entry is by donation. http://www.honorworks.net
    7:00pm

Saturday, November 30, 2013 (27 events)

  • Willy Wonka: Who will end up with the golden ticket? Find out when the Theatre Arts Guild continues its showings of Willy Wonka this week with 7:30pm performances Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $10-$24 and additional offerings of the musical happen Dec. 6-7. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Firehouse Art and Music: As part of the holiday festivities happening in Fairhaven this weekend, peruse handcrafted holiday gifts and listen to local musicians from 5-9pm Friday and 1-9pm Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. (360) 319-8185
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • Barbara Hicks Signing: Author Barbara Hicks will sign copies of Frozen: A Sister More Like Me at 1pm Friday and Saturday at Barnes & Noble, 4099 Meridian St. The movie version of the book will be released in movie theaters Thanksgiving weekend. http://www.barnesandnoble.com
    1:00pm
  • Art and Craft Sale: A B&B will transform itself into a unique art gallery at the 15th annual Art & Craft Sale from 10am-4pm at Everson's Kale House Bed & Breakfast, 1201 Kale St. Paintings, mixed media, fiber art, ceramics, calligraphy and more will be available. http://www.kalehouse.net
    10:00am
  • Mama Won’t Fly: Watch what happens when a dutiful daughter tries to get her mother across the country in time for her wedding when Mama Won't Fly opens this weekend with 8pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Dec. 22. http://www.acttheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Fairhaven Holiday Festival: Horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa Claus, a tree lighting ceremony, performances by the Bellingham High School Showstoppers, a holiday recital by the Dance Studio, a Gallery Walk and more will be part of the Fairhaven Holiday Festival happening from 3-9pm Friday and 12-9pm Saturday throughout historic Fairhaven. All are welcome. http://www.fairhaven.com
    3:00pm
  • Holiday Art Walk: As part of the Holiday Festival opening this weekend, attend a "Tour 'd Art" Gallery Walk from 5-9pm Friday and Saturday throughout historic Fairhaven. More than 20 locales will open their doors to share art, holiday specials and more. Entry is free. http://www.fairhaven.com
    5:00pm
  • Photos with the Grinch: Kids can get their pics taken with the guy in green at "Photos with the Grinch" from 3-8pm Friday and Saturday at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The event continues weekends through Dec. 15. Photos are $10; proceeds benefit Blue Skies Children. http://www.villagebooks.com
    3:00pm
  • Naked Clothing Grand Opening: Attend a Grand Opening from 10am-8pm Friday and Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday at Naked Clothing, 126 W. Holly St. In addition to deals on bamboo, hemp and organic cotton clothing, there'll be a bevy of work by local crafters who use natural or recycled materials. 746-9916
    10:00am
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: Find out what takes place after the "horrible" Herdman kids storm Sunday school and take over the church's annual holiday show when The Best Christmas Pageant Ever opens this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings continue through Dec. 15. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: 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. The holiday store will be shuttered on Thanksgiving, and will close at 3pm Christmas Eve. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Inspecting Carol: Get a behind-the-scenes look at a struggling theater's annual slapdash production of A Christmas Carol when Inspecting Carol opens this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $12-$14, and additional showings of the holiday comedy continue through Dec. 15. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Holiday Wreath-Making: Sign up for a "Holiday Wreath Making" class starting at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Entry is $39 and includes all supplies. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Post-Thanksgiving Waddle for Women: Join women from across the United States for Fit to Inspire's post-Thanksgiving "Waddle for Women" starting at 10am at the east entrance of Lake Padden. The 2.6-mile walk is open to all ladies who are ready to be healthy over the holiday weekend. Register in advance for the free event. http://www.fittoinspire.com
    10:00am
  • Winter Artisan & Craft Festival: Photography, metalwork, woodwork, textiles, ceramics, native plants, holiday portraits, gifts and more will be available at a Winter Artisan & Craft Festival from 10am-6pm in the "Alley District" at 929 N. State St. Live music and treats and drinks will also be part of the festive fun. 778-2470
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Holiday Craft Sale: Handcrafted items from local artists will be on display and up for sale at the "Hilltop Holiday Craft Sale" from 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at La Conner's Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 4th St. http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
    11:00am
  • John Walton Magic Show: Magician John Walton will present his annual Magic Show at 11am and again at 2pm at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Traditional illusions, off-beat effects and feats of mentalism will be part of the show. Tickets to the family-friendly performances are $7. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    11:00am
  • John Walton Magic Show: Magician John Walton will present his annual Magic Show at 11am and again at 2pm at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Traditional illusions, off-beat effects and feats of mentalism will be part of the show. Tickets to the family-friendly performances are $7. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    11:00am
  • Indies First Book Event: Authors will transform into booksellers for the day as part of a "Indies First" event for Small Business Saturday from 11am-7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Authors will be selling and signing their own books and recommending books by other authors they love and want others to read. Writers include Abbe Rolnick (11am-1pm), Clete Barrett Smith (1-3pm), Jim Lynch (3-5pm), and Janet Oakley (5-7pm). Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    11:00am
  • Amazing Holiday Show: Attend an opening reception on Orcas Island for the "Amazing Holiday Show" from 4-7pm at Friday's Harbor's WaterWorks Gallery, 315 Argyle St. The exhibit, which features works by the gallery artists, will show and sell art for the holidays through Dec. 29. http://www.waterworksgallery.com
    4:00pm
  • Winter Group Show Opening: An opening reception for a "Winter Group Show" takes place from 5-7pm at the Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th St. The exhibit features work from Thomas Wood, Allen Moe, Ed Kamuda, Emily Wood, Gene and Ene Lewis, and others. See it through Jan. 5. http://www.luciadouglas.com
    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
  • The Wonderful World of Whiskey & Whiskers: Help raise funds and awareness for men's health at a "Movember" event being put on by Cascadia Weekly starting at 6pm at Uisce Irish Pub, 1319 Commercial St. "The Wonderful World of Whiskey & Whiskers" will feature mustache, beard and facial hair contests, music and light snacks. Prohibition-era clothing is strongly encouraged. Suggested donation is $1 for entry; entry to take part in the contests is $10. http://www.us.movember.com
    6:00pm
  • Christmas Singalong: The Lynden Choral Society will perform highlights from Handel's "Messiah" and facilitate a "Christmas Singalong" starting at 7pm at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry to the family-friendly event is $5. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    7:00pm

 

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