Week of Sunday, December 22, 2013
(48 events)

Sunday, December 22, 2013 (15 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
  • 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
  • Book and Bake Sale: Gift books and holiday cookies and cakes can be perused at a Holiday Book & Bake Sale happening through Monday, Dec. 23 in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. All funds raised will go toward maintaining the library's building. 305-3600
    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 Wednesday through Monday at 1825 Cornwall Ave. You can also shop from 10am-3pm on Christmas Eve. 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 for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thursday, 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18.
    7:30pm
  • The Wutcraker: Bellingham Children's Theatre presents the intergenerational holiday parody known as The Wutcraker at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Performing Arts Center at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. This is the last year the Mayor's Arts Award-winning production will take the stage, so don't miss out. Tickets are $14-$17. 734-9999 or http://www.bellinghamchildrenstheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Pacific Arts Holiday Festival: The 17th annual Pacific Arts Holiday Market concludes this weekend from 10am-6pm in downtown Bellingham at 114 W. Holly St. The event features a bevy of artists and crafters selling their wares onsite. http://www.pacificartsmarket.com
    10:00am
  • Holidays on the Farm: As part of "Holidays on the Farm" events happening this month, attend "Winter Solstice & Sleigh Rides" events through the weekend at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Visits with Santa Claus (bring a camera!), sleigh rides, hot cider and cookies (or hot cider with warm brandy), live music and more will be part of the festive fun. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    12:00pm
  • The Nutcracker: A cast of 100 Northwest Ballet Theater dancers will take part in the final performances of The Nutcracker at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Expect a "swirl of sumptuous spectacle, majestic music and breathtaking choreography." Tickets are $15-$30. http://www.northwestballet.org or www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • A Christmas Carol: The Midnight Mystery Players present an adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at live radio shows at 7pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Unity Church of Bellingham, 1095 Telegraph Rd. Bob Simmons will read the role of Scrooge. Entry is $7 at the door. http://www.unitybellingham.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
  • Adoramus Carolers: Traditional and modern Christmas songs can be heard when the Adoramus Carolers present their 28th annual Christmas Concert at 3pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Singalongs will also be part of the fun. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    3:00pm
  • Mark O’Connor’s Appalachian Christmas: lassical music and superb string-playing will be on the musical menu when violinist and fiddler Mark O'Connor and his band present "An Appalachian Christmas" concert at 3pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $20-$59. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    3:00pm

Monday, December 23, 2013 (8 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
  • 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
  • Book and Bake Sale: Gift books and holiday cookies and cakes can be perused at a Holiday Book & Bake Sale happening through Monday, Dec. 23 in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. All funds raised will go toward maintaining the library's building. 305-3600
    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 Wednesday through Monday at 1825 Cornwall Ave. You can also shop from 10am-3pm on Christmas Eve. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • An Evening of Christmas Caroling: Martin Kuuskmann, Gaye Davis, the McNeely Family Band, Jacki Matter and other local musicians will be front and center at "An Evening of Christmas Caroling" at 7pm at Lynden's Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Liberty St. Donations will go to the Drayton Harbor Music Camp (formerly the Blaine Music Festival) and the Lynden Music Festival. 354-5225
    7:00pm
  • Ferndale Book Club: Elizabeth Wein's Code Name Verity will be the topic of discussion at the Ferndale Friends Book Club meeting from 7-9pm at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. All adults are welcome. 305-3600
    7:00pm
  • Journey Christmas Concert: Bronn and Catherine Journey and their musical friends will perform at the annual Journey Christmas Concert at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The program will include festive music from many genres—including Broadway, folk, classical, sacred and, of course, traditional Christmas carols. Tickets are $20-$24. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • 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 24, 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
  • 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
  • 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 Wednesday through Monday at 1825 Cornwall Ave. You can also shop from 10am-3pm on Christmas Eve. http://www.alliedarts.org
    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
  • Christmas Eve Services: Attend an Intergenerational Christmas Eve service at 5pm at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham, 2401 Cornwall Ave. The kid-friendly service will feature the retelling of the Christmas story with music by the Spirit Choir and Band. At 9pm, there'll be a Candlelight service with carols, communion and music by the Chancel Choir. http://www.fccb.net
    5:00pm
  • Christmas Eve Pasta Feed: Choose from three pasta dishes, Caesar salad, garlic bread and more at the annual Christmas Eve Pasta Feed happening from 5-9pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Gluten-free and vegan options will also be available. Cost for the all-you-can-eat buffet is $12 for kids 12 and under, free for kids 5 and under, and $21 general. Reserve a space in advance, as the event fills up fast. 647-5593 or http://www.bbaybrewery.com
    5:00pm

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 (5 events)

  • 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
  • Christmas Dinner: The Lighthouse Mission will host its annual Christmas Dinner from 12-1:30pm at the gym at Assumption Church, 2116 Cornwall Ave. Entry is free and open to tall. Call the number listed here to see if food donations are still need; volunteer spots are full. 733-5120 or http://www.thelighthousemission.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
  • 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 26, 2013 (5 events)

  • The Lights of Christmas: Attend the 17th annual "The Lights of Christmas" for the final days from 5-10pm Thursday through Sunday at Stanwood's Warm Beach Camps and Conference Center, 20800 Marine Dr. More than one million Christmas lights will be on display, and there'll also be live entertainment, children's activities, food and overnight getaway options. Entry is $10-$15; the final night, Sun., Dec. 29, will be a pay-what-you-can affair. http://www.warmbeach.com
    5:00pm
  • The Lights of Christmas: Attend the 17th annual "The Lights of Christmas" for the final days from 5-10pm Thursday through Sunday at Stanwood's Warm Beach Camps and Conference Center, 20800 Marine Dr. More than one million Christmas lights will be on display, and there'll also be live entertainment, children's activities, food and overnight getaway options. Entry is $10-$15; the final night, Sun., Dec. 29, will be a pay-what-you-can affair. http://www.warmbeach.com
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • 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 27, 2013 (5 events)

  • 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. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • 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
  • Youth Football Camp: Former Dallas Cowboy and Washington State University football player Anthony McClanahan will lead a "Legends in the Making" Youth Football Camp Friday through Sunday at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. The non-contact camp will have two age groups—10 and younger, and 11-17. Cost is $175. http://www.41Sports.us
    10:00am
  • 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
  • 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

Saturday, December 28, 2013 (12 events)

  • 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. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • 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
  • Youth Football Camp: Former Dallas Cowboy and Washington State University football player Anthony McClanahan will lead a "Legends in the Making" Youth Football Camp Friday through Sunday at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. The non-contact camp will have two age groups—10 and younger, and 11-17. Cost is $175. http://www.41Sports.us
    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
  • Deming Book Club: John Kennedy Toole's Confederacy of Dunces will be the focus of discussion at today's Deming Book Club meeting from 10am-12pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. All adults are welcome. 305-3600
    10:00am
  • Land Trust Field Trip: Join the Whatcom Land Trust for a "Chum and Eagles" special field trip from 1-4pm along the Nooksack River in Whatcom County (at the Rutsataz Salmon property near Deming). The number of participants is limited, so call the number below to register. 650-9470 or http://www.whatcomlandtrust.org
    1:00pm
  • Scenic Wonders: A slide-illustrated presentation dubbed "Scenic Wonders: The Moldau" starts at 1:30pm at the Lecture Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Attendees will get a closer look at lovely views along the Nooksack River along with the unique music of Smetana's "The Moldau." The event is free and open to adults. 778-7236
    1:30pm
  • The Nutcracker in 3D: View an onscreen version of Mariinsky Theatre's The Nutcracker in 3D at 2pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The Russian ballet features Tchaikovsky's eternally popular score, grand staging, exquisite costumes and more. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    2:00pm
  • Solstice Drum Circle: Bring potluck dishes and drums (if you have them) to a Solstice Drum Circle taking place from 5-9pm at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Highway. 739-9605
    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
  • Saturday Ballroom Dancing: A "Saturday Ballroom Dancing" series continues with lessons at 6pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. There will be several types of dancing, including Ballroom with a little Latin, Fox Trot, Swing, Waltz, Rumba, and more. Entry is $5; the dances are open to the public and to those who can't dance but are willing to learn. 733-4030
    6:00pm
  • International Folk Dancing Class: Enjoy learning and dancing dances from the Balkans, Scandinavia, Celtic countries and other lands at an International Folk Dancing class from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. Beginners are welcome, and no partners are needed. First-time admission is free; entry is $3 otherwise. http://www.skagitdancers.org
    7:00pm

 

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