Week of Sunday, December 8, 2013
(109 events)

Sunday, December 8, 2013 (21 events)

  • Holiday Handmade Bazaar: Letterpress cards and journals, furniture made from salvaged wood, stuffed animals, Washington State honey, and much more will be available at the 6th annual Holiday Handmade Bazaar happening from 10am-6pm Mon-.Sat. and 12-4pm Sundays through Dec. 24 at the Paper Mill, 205 W. Chestnut St. 746-8574
    10:00am
  • 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. http://www.alliedarts.org
    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 shows at 7:30pm Thursday, 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Dec. 22. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • 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 continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm 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
  • Inspecting Carol: Get a behind-the-scenes look at a struggling theater's annual slapdash production of A Christmas Carol when Inspecting Carol continues this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through 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
  • Pacific Arts Holiday Festival: The 17th annual Pacific Arts Holiday Market begins this weekend from 10am-6pm in downtown Bellingham at 114 W. Holly St. The event—which features a bevy of artists and crafters selling their wares onsite—continues Dec. 13-15 and 20-22. Entry is free. http://www.pacificartsmarket.com
    10:00am
  • Book Sale: Find old favorites, hot picks and loads of seasonal fiction and nonfiction at an annual Holiday Open House, Book Sale and Gift Bazaar from 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday, and 1-5pm Sunday, at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. 305-3600
    10:00am
  • Christmas on the Farm: Members of the Whatcom Art Guild and other local artists and vendors will show and sell their wares all weekend as part of the "Christmas on the Farm Market" happening from 2-6pm Friday through Sunday at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. An artist reception happens from 2-4pm Saturday, and will feature live music by the Prozac Mountain Boys. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    2:00pm
  • Holiday Port Festival: Experience the sounds and the sights of the holiday season at the annual Holiday Port Festival from 12-8pm Friday, 11am-5:30pm Saturday, and 11am-5pm Sunday at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. In addition to visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, there'll be performances by 33 local bands, orchestras, choirs and dance groups, a gingerbread contest, art activities and much more. Entry is free. http://www.portofbellingham.com
    12:00pm
  • Olde Fashioned Christmas: Horse-drawn wagon rides, decorated and themed log cabins, holiday displays, craft-making, games, live music, refreshments, visits with draft horses and more will be part of the 21st annual Olde Fashioned Christmas from 5-9pm Friday, 1-9pm Saturday, and 1-4pm Sunday at Ferndale's Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. Entry to the 1800s village is $3 for kids and $4 for adults. http://www.ferndaleheritagesociety.com
    5:00pm
  • The Nutcracker: Skagit Valley Academy of Dance presents its rendition of the holiday classic The Nutcracker at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $20-$37. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Cantabile of Skagit Concerts: "Winter's Rose" will be the theme of Cantabile of Skagit Valley's holiday concerts at 7:30pm Saturday in Anacortes at the United Methodist Church (2201 H Ave.), and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 415 S. 18th St. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.cantabileofskagitvalley.org
    7:30pm
  • The Nutcracker: A cast of nearly 100 dancers will bring Fidalgo Dance Works' iteration of The Nutcracker to the stage at 7pm Saturday and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall, 1600 20th St. Tickets are $17. http://www.fidalgodanceworks.org
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Cookie Decorating Party: A "Gingerbread House & Cookie Decorating Party" happens from 1-5pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. The venue will be stocked with sprinkles and icing to create the perfect cookie creation or gingerbread house to take home and enjoy. Entry is $5. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    1:00pm
  • Silver Tea: he Friends of the Everson Library present the 30th annual Silver Tea from 2-5pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsh Dr. In addition to the refreshment,s there'll be music for mingling, decorations aplenty and crafts for kids. Entry is free. 305-3600
    2:00pm
  • Whatcom Symphony Holiday Concert: As part of its year-long theme of celebration, the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra will present its Holiday Concert at 3pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The program includes a selection of classical favorites, traditional carols and other beloved holiday melodies. Performers from Bellingham Children's Choir and the Bellingham Chamber Chorale will also take part. Tickets are $12-$35.
    3:00pm
  • Skagit Valley Jingle Bell Run: The 6th annual Skagit Valley Jingle Bell Walk/Run begins at 3:30pm in Mount Vernon at Pine Square. Choose from an Elves Kids' Fun Run, a 5K walk/run or a 5K dog trot. Registration fees vary, and additional fundraising is suggested. http://www.skagitjinglebellrun.org
    3:30pm
  • Community Christmas Concert: Community vocalists and instrumentalists will perform at the 18th annual Skagit Habitat for Humanity Christmas Concert from 4-6:30pm at Mount Vernon's Salem Lutheran Church, 2529 N. La Venture Rd. Free-will offerings will be accepted, and no tickets are necessary. http://www.skagithabitat.com
    4:00pm
  • Mount Vernon Christmas Parade: The Mount Vernon Downtown Association hosts a Christmas Parade starting at 5pm in the city's historic district. Costumes, lights, seasonal decorations and more will be part of the festive fun. (360) 336-3801
    5:00pm

Monday, December 9, 2013 (7 events)

  • Holiday Handmade Bazaar: Letterpress cards and journals, furniture made from salvaged wood, stuffed animals, Washington State honey, and much more will be available at the 6th annual Holiday Handmade Bazaar happening from 10am-6pm Mon-.Sat. and 12-4pm Sundays through Dec. 24 at the Paper Mill, 205 W. Chestnut St. 746-8574
    10:00am
  • Winter Camping Basics: Learn more about what you need and what to expect when camping in a winter wonderland at a "Winter Camping Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Participants will learn how to plan, how to stay warm, how to select winter appropriate gear and more. Entry is free; register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Blaine Book Group: John Shelby Spong's Jesus for the Non-religious: Recovering the Divine at the Heart of the Human will be the focus of a Book Discussion Group meeting from 6-8pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. 305-3600
    6:00pm
  • Holiday Dinner: Chef Peter Belknap will preside over a "Holiday Dinner" course from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Red Wheelbarrow Writers: As part of National Novel Writing Month, join the Red Wheelbarrow Writers for a group reading from their collective novel, The Arboretum, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • John Reischman and the Jaybirds: Mandolin master John Reischman will be joined by his band, the Jaybirds, for a bluegrass-focused concert at 7pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Tickets are $15. 733-5960 or http://www.thejaybirds.com
    7:00pm
  • 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, December 10, 2013 (6 events)

  • Holiday Handmade Bazaar: Letterpress cards and journals, furniture made from salvaged wood, stuffed animals, Washington State honey, and much more will be available at the 6th annual Holiday Handmade Bazaar happening from 10am-6pm Mon-.Sat. and 12-4pm Sundays through Dec. 24 at the Paper Mill, 205 W. Chestnut St. 746-8574
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Human Rights Day Celebration: A keynote discussion focusing on media, music by Tracy Spring, a candlelight ceremony, "Write for Rights" with Amnesty International, and more will be part of an International Human Rights Day Celebration from 6:30-8:30pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Entry is free. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    6:30pm
  • The Red Umbrella: David Christensen will read from his sister Johna's memoir, The Red Umbrella: Danish Resistance and Johna's Escape from Nazi Occupation, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. David assembled the memoir from her writings after Johna passed away in 2002. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Louis Hayes: Help raise funds for the Youth Jazz Band when Detroit's Louis Hayes performs with ensemble, the Cannonball Legacy Band, at 7pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 8 Barnview Court. Tickets are $15-$20. http://www.suddenvalley.com
    7:00pm
  • Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Cafe: Canada's favorite storyteller, Stuart McLean, returns to Bellingham for a 7:30pm gig at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The "Vinyl Cafe Christmas Show" will also feature live and recorded music by both up-and-coming and established Canadian musicians. Tickets are $37-$52. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 (9 events)

  • Holiday Handmade Bazaar: Letterpress cards and journals, furniture made from salvaged wood, stuffed animals, Washington State honey, and much more will be available at the 6th annual Holiday Handmade Bazaar happening from 10am-6pm Mon-.Sat. and 12-4pm Sundays through Dec. 24 at the Paper Mill, 205 W. Chestnut St. 746-8574
    10:00am
  • 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. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Blaine Book Group: Melanie Benjamin's The Aviator's Wife will be the focus of discussion at today's Book Discussion Group from 11am-1pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. 305-3600
    11:00am
  • Squalicum Creek Estuary Tour: The public is invited to tour the second phase of the Squalicum Creek Estuary Restoration Project at noon starting at the Little Squalicum Beach parking lot, which is located west of the Mount Baker Plywood facility, 2929 Roeder Ave. The tour will take participants through the mouth of the creek and its uplands to view improvements made as part of an ongoing project to restore habitat and encourage fish passage. Dress for the weather. http://www.re-sources.org
    12:00pm
  • 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
  • The Boys of Glacier: Bellingham resident Michael Impero reads from The Boys of Glacier at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book includes current and historical pictures. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater: Read your original writings when the Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater hosts its monthly Open Mic at 7pm at the cafe at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. All styles and topics are welcome. http://www.chuckanutsandstone.blogspot.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

Thursday, December 12, 2013 (11 events)

  • Holiday Handmade Bazaar: Letterpress cards and journals, furniture made from salvaged wood, stuffed animals, Washington State honey, and much more will be available at the 6th annual Holiday Handmade Bazaar happening from 10am-6pm Mon-.Sat. and 12-4pm Sundays through Dec. 24 at the Paper Mill, 205 W. Chestnut St. 746-8574
    10:00am
  • 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. http://www.alliedarts.org
    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 concludes this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • 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 shows at 7:30pm Thursday, 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Dec. 22. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Inspecting Carol: Get a behind-the-scenes look at a struggling theater's annual slapdash production of A Christmas Carol when Inspecting Carol concludes this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $12-$14. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Healthy Holidays: Dieticians from the Skagit Valley Hospital will lead a "Healthy Holidays: Naturally Sweet Treats" course in Mount Vernon from 6-8pm at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Entry is $20. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:00pm
  • Book of Pie: Award-winning poet and baker Kate Lebo brings stories from A Commonplace Book of Pie to Bellingham at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book "explores the tension between the container and the contained while considering the real and imagined relationships between pie and those who love it." 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
  • History Holiday Open Mic: Join the Whatcom County Historical Society for its annual "History Holiday Open Mic" at 7:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Attendees can share local history, research, stories and artifacts preceded by a short membership meeting and board elections. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcomhistory.net
    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, December 13, 2013 (20 events)

  • Holiday Handmade Bazaar: Letterpress cards and journals, furniture made from salvaged wood, stuffed animals, Washington State honey, and much more will be available at the 6th annual Holiday Handmade Bazaar happening from 10am-6pm Mon-.Sat. and 12-4pm Sundays through Dec. 24 at the Paper Mill, 205 W. Chestnut St. 746-8574
    10:00am
  • 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. http://www.alliedarts.org
    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 concludes this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • 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 shows at 7:30pm Thursday, 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Dec. 22. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Inspecting Carol: Get a behind-the-scenes look at a struggling theater's annual slapdash production of A Christmas Carol when Inspecting Carol concludes this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $12-$14. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Comedy Nite: Daniel Dugar will be the headlining performer at the monthly Comedy Nite performances at 8pm Friday in Anacortes at the H20 Club (314 Commercial Ave.) and 9pm Saturday in Bellingham at Poppes 360 (714 Lakeway Dr.) Comedian Lance Wood will also be featured. Tickets are $10. http://www.facebook.com/comedynite
    8:00pm
  • Home for the Holidays: Characters will take fantastical improvised journeys to reach their final destinations at "Home for the Holidays: An Upfront Story" shows at 8pm and 10pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10-$12 and additional showings happen through December. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • The Night Before Christmas: A Gift of Dance presents The Night Before Christmas at 7pm Friday and Saturday at Lynden Christian WFAC, 1897 Front St. Contemporary dance, ballet, hip-hop and more will be showcased. Tickets are $9-$12. http://www.agiftofdance.org
    7:00pm
  • J&L Art Show: Thirty artists will offer paintings, photos, fused class, woodwork, jewelry, ceramics, pottery, textiles and more at this weekend's J&L Art Show from 11am-6pm Friday, and 9am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at Hampton Inn's Fox Hall, 3985 Bennett Dr. wwww.facebook.com/jlartshow
    11:00am
  • Pacific Arts Holiday Festival: The 17th annual Pacific Arts Holiday Market continues this weekend from 10am-6pm in downtown Bellingham at 114 W. Holly St. The event—which features a bevy of artists and crafters selling their wares onsite—concludes Dec. 20-22. Entry is free. http://www.pacificartsmarket.com
    10:00am
  • Saving Christmas Town: Characters from Oogie Boogie Land will attempt to capture Santa's joyful and bright headquarters when the Dance Studio presents "Saving Christmas Town" at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $12. http://www.thedancestudio.net
    7:00pm
  • Shop, Sip and Snack: Great food, special cocktails, distillery tours and tastings, cookie decorating, live music, locally made gifts and more will be part of a "Shop and Sip and Snack" event from 2-6pm Friday through Sunday at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. The events are part of "Christmas on the Farm" happenings taking place through December. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    2:00pm
  • Skagit Valley Chorale’s Heralding Christmas: The Skagit Valley Chorale presents its annual "Heralding Christmas" performance at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Familiar tunes and works by major composers will be part of the festive fun. Tickets are $16-$25. http://www.mcintyrehall.org or www.skagitvalleychorale.com
    7:30pm
  • Free Holiday Parking: Courtesy of the City of Bellingham, there will be free holiday parking throughout downtown Bellingham and on the first floor of the public parking structure at 1300 Commercial Street through Christmas Day. http://www.cob.org
    9:00am
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in December at the Connelly Creek Nature Area. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Coast Salish Winter Festival: Traditional artwork and unique handcrafted gifts will be sold by Lummi community members at 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
  • Snippets Readings: Teen contributors will read from their pieces in the Whatcom Young Writers literary journal, Snippets, at 6pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book launch and open mic is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    6:00pm
  • An Evening of Music: As part of "An Evening of Music" series, listen to tunes by the Kid'Sax Quartet, members of the Bellingham Ukulele Club, and the a cappella women's group Calyx from 6-9pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Entry is free. 778-7323
    6:00pm
  • Haunted Bellingham: As part of "Fright-day" the 13th, Haunted Fairhaven author Taimi Dunn Gorman will talk about local ghosts and hauntings at 7pm at Simply Spirit Reading & Healing Center in the Haskell Business Park, 1304 Meador Ave, Building B. The presentation will include a slide show of photographs of orbs and mists taken by Gorman and her psychic team. Admission is $5; please register in advance. http://www.simplyspiritcenter.com
    7:00pm

Saturday, December 14, 2013 (43 events)

  • Holiday Handmade Bazaar: Letterpress cards and journals, furniture made from salvaged wood, stuffed animals, Washington State honey, and much more will be available at the 6th annual Holiday Handmade Bazaar happening from 10am-6pm Mon-.Sat. and 12-4pm Sundays through Dec. 24 at the Paper Mill, 205 W. Chestnut St. 746-8574
    10:00am
  • 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. http://www.alliedarts.org
    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 concludes this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • 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 shows at 7:30pm Thursday, 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Dec. 22. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Inspecting Carol: Get a behind-the-scenes look at a struggling theater's annual slapdash production of A Christmas Carol when Inspecting Carol concludes this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $12-$14. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Comedy Nite: Daniel Dugar will be the headlining performer at the monthly Comedy Nite performances at 8pm Friday in Anacortes at the H20 Club (314 Commercial Ave.) and 9pm Saturday in Bellingham at Poppes 360 (714 Lakeway Dr.) Comedian Lance Wood will also be featured. Tickets are $10. http://www.facebook.com/comedynite
    8:00pm
  • Home for the Holidays: Characters will take fantastical improvised journeys to reach their final destinations at "Home for the Holidays: An Upfront Story" shows at 8pm and 10pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10-$12 and additional showings happen through December. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • The Night Before Christmas: A Gift of Dance presents The Night Before Christmas at 7pm Friday and Saturday at Lynden Christian WFAC, 1897 Front St. Contemporary dance, ballet, hip-hop and more will be showcased. Tickets are $9-$12. http://www.agiftofdance.org
    7:00pm
  • J&L Art Show: Thirty artists will offer paintings, photos, fused class, woodwork, jewelry, ceramics, pottery, textiles and more at this weekend's J&L Art Show from 11am-6pm Friday, and 9am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at Hampton Inn's Fox Hall, 3985 Bennett Dr. wwww.facebook.com/jlartshow
    11:00am
  • Pacific Arts Holiday Festival: The 17th annual Pacific Arts Holiday Market continues this weekend from 10am-6pm in downtown Bellingham at 114 W. Holly St. The event—which features a bevy of artists and crafters selling their wares onsite—concludes Dec. 20-22. Entry is free. http://www.pacificartsmarket.com
    10:00am
  • Saving Christmas Town: Characters from Oogie Boogie Land will attempt to capture Santa's joyful and bright headquarters when the Dance Studio presents "Saving Christmas Town" at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $12. http://www.thedancestudio.net
    7:00pm
  • Shop, Sip and Snack: Great food, special cocktails, distillery tours and tastings, cookie decorating, live music, locally made gifts and more will be part of a "Shop and Sip and Snack" event from 2-6pm Friday through Sunday at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. The events are part of "Christmas on the Farm" happenings taking place through December. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    2:00pm
  • Skagit Valley Chorale’s Heralding Christmas: The Skagit Valley Chorale presents its annual "Heralding Christmas" performance at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Familiar tunes and works by major composers will be part of the festive fun. Tickets are $16-$25. http://www.mcintyrehall.org or www.skagitvalleychorale.com
    7:30pm
  • Free Holiday Parking: Courtesy of the City of Bellingham, there will be free holiday parking throughout downtown Bellingham and on the first floor of the public parking structure at 1300 Commercial Street through Christmas Day. http://www.cob.org
    9:00am
  • Grinch Photos: Kids can get their pics taken with the grumpy guy in green at "Photos with the Grinch" from 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Photos are $10; proceeds benefit Blue Skies for Children. http://www.villagebooks.com
    12:00pm
  • Marblemount Hatchery Tours: In conjunction with the return of the bald eagles to the Skagit River watershed system, Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group will offer free tours from 10am-3pm every Saturday and Sunday through Jan. 26 at the Marblemount Fish Hatchery, 8319 Fish Hatchery Rd. Attendees will learn about the operations of the hatchery, salmon and the lifecycle, the habitat needs of salmon and other wildlife, and bald eagles. Self-guided tours will be available seven days a week. http://www.skagitfisheries.org
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Jingle Bell Run: Help raise funds to fight arthritis and get in the Christmas spirit by taking part in the annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk starting at 8am at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Feel free to wear a holiday-themed costume and tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Entry is $30-$45. http://www.arthritis.org
    8:00am
  • Breakfast with Santa: Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and pictures with the bearded guy in red will all be available at a "Breakfast with Santa" from 8-11am at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Bring the kids and your camera and celebrate the season. Entry is $3.50 for kids, $6 for adults, or $13.50 for a family of up to two adults and three children. 733-4030
    8:00am
  • Holiday Wreath Making: Sign up for a "Holiday Wreath Making" class starting at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Workshop fee is $39 and includes all supplies. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Sumas Book Club: Join branch manager Karin Schulhauser for fresh hot coffee and cinnamon rolls at the Sumas Book Club meeting at 9am at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. Call the library to find out the book title. 305-3600
    9:00am
  • Community Meal: Homemade mac and cheese, salad, corn and chocolate cake will be on the menu at the bimonthly Community Meal from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Entry is free and open to all. 384-1422
    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
  • Arts & Craft Fair: The Nooksack Tribe presents its 3rd annual Arts & Crafts Fair from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday in Everson at the Nooksack Tribe Community Building, 2515 Sulwhanon Dr. Entry is free. http://www.nooksacktribe.org
    10:00am
  • Children’s Gift Bazaar: Handmade crafts and treats made by school-age children will be available at a Children's Holiday Gift Bazaar from 10:30am-12:30pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. 305-3600
    10:30am
  • Snow Geese of the Skagit: "Snow Geese of the Skagit" will be the focus of a presentation by wildlife biologist and Washington Swan Stewards coordinator Martha Jordan at 11am near Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Entry is $5; reservations are required. http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
    11:00am
  • Santa in Bellingham: The rosy-cheeked guy in red will be onsite from 11am-12pm to sign copies of Santa is Coming to Bellingham at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    11:00am
  • Railway Museum Open House: Attend an Open House from 12-5pm at the Bellingham Railway Museum, 1320 Commercial St. Refreshments, snacks and a book signing for the group's Rail Trail Guide will be part part of the day's events. Entry is free. 393-7540 or http://www.bellinghamrailwaymuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Holiday Make.Sale: More than a dozen local artists and crafters will show and sell their creative wares at the annual Holiday Make.Sale from 12-7pm at Make.Shift Art Space, 306 Flora St. Additionally, the organization's tenants will have their studios open to the public. Entry is free. http://www.makeshiftproject.com
    12:00pm
  • Fidalgo Youth Symphony Christmas: Holiday favorites and smaller chamber works can be heard when the Fidalgo Youth Symphony presents its Christmas Concert at 1pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$15. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    1:00pm
  • Film and Food Series: Gretchen's Kitchen and the Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon will team up for the final "Film & Food Series" of the year starting with a viewing of Like Water for Chocolate at 1pm at the theater at 712 S. First St. Following the viewing, moviegoers will head to Gretchen's to learn to make recipes from the film including mole, the Christmas roll and hot chocolate, and peppers in cream sauce. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    1:00pm
  • A Gift of Dance: Contemporary dance with a holiday theme can be expected when Fidalgo DanceWorks presents a "Gift of Dance" performance at 3pm in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall, 1600 20th St. Dancers of all ages will highlight everything from modern dance to jazz, hip-hop, tap and more. Tickets are $10. (360) 299-8447 or http://www.fidalgodanceworks.org
    3:00pm
  • Candlelight Vigil Against Violence: Light a candle in the hope that light may fill all hearts with love and peace at a "Just Peace" candlelight vigil remembering all victims of violence at 5pm at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Today is the one-year anniversary of the tragic event that took place last year at Sandy Hook Elementary. 734-3720 or http://www.fccb.net
    5:00pm
  • Whatcom Democrats Holiday Potluck: Join the Whatcom Democrats for a Holiday Celebration Potluck starting at 5:30pm at Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St. Entry is $10-$20. 647-7661 or http://www.whatcomdemocrats.com
    5:30pm
  • Line Dancing Classes: Western Line Dancing classes are offered at 6pm (beginners) and 7pm (intermediates) every Friday night at Lynden’s Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is needed. Cost is $5 per class. 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • Rocking Holidays: Hear many styles of inspiring music from three centuries on three instruments—cello, electric guitar and classical guitar—at a "Rocking in the Holidays" Bellingham Chamber Music concert at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Tickets are $5-$15. http://www.theamadeusproject.org
    7:00pm
  • Dancing Through the Snow: Harper & I brings its second annual winter production "Dancing Through the Snow" to the stage at 7pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. A variety of dancers, singers and musicians will take part, and will feature everything from ballet to salsa. Tickets are $15. http://www.harperandi.com
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: Bellingham's Ms. Behavin' will provide live music at tonight's Contra Dance with the Bellingham Country Dance Society's Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Entry is $6-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Kulshan Chorus Holiday Concert: "Joyful Noise: Songs to Brighten the Spirt and Celebrate the Season" will be the focus of a performance by the many voices of the Kulshan Chorus at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The Atlantics will also take part in the music-making, which will include songs ranging from the Renaissance to Chuck Berry, plus a few seasonal favorites. Tickets are $7-$16. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu or www.kulshanchorus.org
    7:30pm
  • Skagit Symphony Holiday Concert: Much-loved music of Christmas and the season can be heard when the Skagit Symphony Chorus presents a Holiday Concert at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $20-$40. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • The Nutcracker: Northwest Ballet Theater continues its run of performances of the classic holiday ballet The Nutcracker at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. More than 100 dancers will bring the merry masterpiece to life. Tickets are $24-$32. Additional performances take place Dec. 21-22 at McIntyre Hall. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Final Serial Killers: The annual theatrical competition known as "Serial Killers" concludes its run with 8pm and 10pm shows at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The event features teams of actors, playwrights and directors presenting short plays each week. A team is voted off at the end of each night, making the competition more fierce. P.S. Whoever wins tonight gets $1,000. Tickets are $10. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Final Serial Killers: The annual theatrical competition known as "Serial Killers" concludes its run with 8pm and 10pm shows at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The event features teams of actors, playwrights and directors presenting short plays each week. A team is voted off at the end of each night, making the competition more fierce. P.S. Whoever wins tonight gets $1,000. Tickets are $10. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm

 

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