Week of Sunday, January 5, 2014
(75 events)

Sunday, January 5, 2014 (9 events)

  • Skagit Eagle Festival: Guided walks and talks, raptor presentations, river float trips, Native American storytelling, photography workshops, hayrides, bonfires and much more will be part of the Skagit Eagle Festival happening every Saturday and Sunday through Jan. 26 in eastern Skagit County (Rockport, Concrete, Marblemount, etc.). Many events are free. http://www.skagiteaglefestival.com
    10:00am
  • Charlotte’s Web: The Neighborhood Playhouse presents showings of E.B. White's Charlotte's Web starting this weekend with performances at 7pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to see the musical adaptation of the classic tale—which focuses on the story of a young girl named Fern, a pig named Wilbur, and a spider named Charlotte—are $8-$12. Additional showings happen Jan. 10-12. http://www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net
    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
  • Community Breakfast: Meet and greet local politicians as they serve you coffee and made-from-scratch pancakes, French toast, sausage, scrambled eggs and juice at the monthly Community Breakfast from 8am-1pm at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry is $2 for kids and $5 for adults. 739-9605
    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
  • Lake Samish Runs: Join the Greater Bellingham Running Club for its 37th annual Lake Samish Runs starting at 10am at Samish Park (I-5 exit #246). Participants can choose from a 6.5-mile run or a 13.1-mile run. Entry is $10-$15. http://www.gbrc.net
    10:00am
  • Writer’s Resolutions: Local writing experts will share their literary savvy at a "Writer's Resolutions: Mini Workshops to Jumpstart Your Writing Life" event from 12-5pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The day of inspiration will be devoted to generating story ideas, to feeding your inner writer and to a preview of Village Books' publishing services. Come for one workshop or several, and bring questions, ideas and snacks. No tickets or reservations are needed. 671-2626 or http://www.villagebooks.com
    12:00pm
  • Bridal Inspirations Wedding Expo: Approximately 50 businesses that offer services for weddings and other special events will share their services—which include photography, venues, florists, caterers, hairstylists, disc jockeys, spas and more—at the 21st annual Bridal Inspirations Wedding Expo from 12-5pm at the Lakeway Inn & Conference Center, 714 Lakeway Dr. At 4pm, a wedding fashion show featuring more than 100 dresses and tuxedos will highlight the goods. Entry is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. 733-2563 or http://www.bridalinspirationsexpo.com
    12:00pm
  • 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

Monday, January 6, 2014 (3 events)

  • Young Adult Book Group: All readers of teen literature are welcome to attend a new YA Read! Book Discussion Group starting at 6pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Attendees will discuss Steve Sheinkin's Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon. 778-7231
    6:00pm
  • General Lit Book Club: Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall will be up for discussion at a VB Reads: General Literature meeting at 7pm at Village Books, 12000 11th St. The tome focuses on a new view of the reign of Henry VIII from inside the head of Thomas Cromwell as he ponders ways to increase the size of Henry's exchequer and aid the king's efforts to get Anne Boleyn into his bed through the sanctity of marriage. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is free. 778-7230 or http://www.poetrynight.org
    7:30pm

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 (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
  • Cross-Country Basics: Glean tips and information for getting into a new winter sport at a "Cross-Country Skiing Basics" class starting at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Topics will include the fundamental differences between backcountry, telemarking, and touring ski styles, proper clothing and information on where and how to get started in this fun winter activity. Register in advance for the free course. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Nonfiction Writing Group: Join a Nonfiction Writing Group from 6:15-8:15pm on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback and assist you with your writing goals. The group is open to newcomers and drop-ins. 671-2626
    6:15pm
  • TED Talk Tuesday: "Diversity" will be the focus of the first TED Talk Tuesday event starting at 7pm at the lower-level theater at Explorations Academy, 1701 Ellis St. The gatherings will feature a free screening of one or two TED talks addressing a specific topic, followed by open discussions on the impact of that topic on our local community. Admission is free and open to all. (TED Talk Tuesday is not affiliated with the TED or TEDxBellingham organizations.) http://www.explorationsacademy.org
    7:00pm

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 (13 events)

  • Genealogy Assistance: A volunteer from the Whatcom Genealogy Society is available to help with "Genealogy Assistance" from 10am-2pm every Wednesday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. wwww.wagenweb.org/whatcom
    10:00am
  • Teen Poetry Contest: Kids in grades 6-12 can write original poems and submit them to "A Forest of Words" Teen Poetry Contest from through Feb. 14. Winning poets will be published in an anthology, and will also receive a copy of the book and an invite to a poetry workshop. Entries can be submitted online. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org/teens
    12:00pm
  • Afghanistan Talk: Richard Abbott leads a presentation focused on "Afghanistan 1972-1973: The Country That Was" at 1pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Abbott will show pictures taken during his travels about the country and provide background information on the geography, agriculture and tribal areas of this fascinating country. Entry is free. 733-4030
    1:00pm
  • Afternoon Book Chat: Discuss Candice Millard's The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey at an Afternoon Book Chat at 1pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The event is open to adults; authors do not attend. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    1:00pm
  • Daytime Book Discussion: Mary Roach's Gulp will be the focus of a daytime book discussion group meeting at 2pm at the new SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Entry is free; all adults are welcome. 778-7230
    2:00pm
  • Creative Crafting: Bring a craft, make a craft and learn a craft at a "Creative Crafting" event at 3pm at the Conference Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Guest presenter Erma Boothby will demonstrate how to bend holes in your favorite socks. Remember to bring whatever craft you are currently making and share crafting tips. 778-7323
    3:00pm
  • Literacy Council Recruitment: Learn how you can become a tutor for the Whatcom Literacy Council at a recruitment session from 5:15-6pm at the Lecture Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Entry is free. 752-8678 or http://www.whatcomliteracy.org
    5:15pm
  • 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
  • Garden Club Meeting: Debra Olberg of Secret Garden Designs will focus on "Winter Garden Shrubs" at a presentation at the Birchwood Garden Club's monthly meeting at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Membership to the club is open to everyone in Whatcom and Skagit counties. http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Garden Club Meeting: Debra Olberg of Secret Garden Designs will focus on "Winter Garden Shrubs" at a presentation at the Birchwood Garden Club's monthly meeting at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
    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
  • Mike Allen Quartet: Western Washington University faculty members Mike Allen, Miles Black, Adam Thomas, and Julian MacDonough will perform as the Mike Allen Quartet at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. This month's concert will also feature BAAY director and vocalist David Post. Monthly concerts continue through June. Tickets are $8-$10. http://www.mikeallenjazz.com
    7:30pm

Thursday, January 9, 2014 (16 events)

  • Aladdin, Jr.: Hear songs such as "Prince Ali," "A Whole New World" and "One Jump Ahead" when Blaine High School and Middle School presents showings of Disney's Aladdin Jr. at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H St. The musical will be performed by various casts, and additional shows take place Jan. 16-18. http://www.blaine.wednet.edu
    7:00pm
  • The Illusion: Glenn Hergenhahn directs Tony Kushner's The Illusion, which opens this weekend with 8pm showings Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play is Kushner's adaptation of Pierre Corneille's 1636 comedy about a father who seeks the help of a magician while searching for his son. Tickets are $10; additional showings take place through Jan. 21. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Human Trafficking Experience: Walk in the shoes of a modern-day slave at at "SOLD: The Human Trafficking Experience" experiential exhibit from 1-9pm Jan. 9-31 at the Community Church Conference Center at Christ the King, 4173 Guide Meridian. 
The exhibit combines technology with true stories to educate visitors about human trafficking locally and globally through the lives of victims in nine different parts of the world. Entry is free. http://www.hope4justice.org
    1:00pm
  • Finding Funders: A "Finding Funders for Your Nonprofit" session happens from 1-2:30pm at the Lecture Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. The free class will teach you how to use the Foundation Center Online database. Register in advance for the free event. 778-7210 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    1:00pm
  • Skagit Writer’s League Meeting: Paul Hansen of Village Books will focus on "How Small Bookstores Can Help You Sell Your Book" at today's Skagit Valley Writer's League meeting from 1-3pm at the Mount Vernon Community Center, 1401 Cleveland St. Reserve a spot; entry is free. http://www.skagitwriters.org
    1:00pm
  • Fiction Writing Group: Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals at the bimonthly Fiction Writing Group meeting from 6-8pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The group is open to newcomers and drop-ins and meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month. 671-2626
    6:00pm
  • Incognito Dinner: The unconventional dinner series known as Incognito continues at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Snacks, a glass of sparkling wine and a six-course menu featuring a variety of seasonal surprises will be part of the fine dining experience. Entry is $68; additional wine and beer is available, or you may bring your own wine for a $20 corkage fee. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • Nordic Ski Club Meeting: If you're interested in joining the Nooksack Nordic Ski Club, show up for a prospective member orientation at 6:30pm at the Community Room at the RE Store, 2309 Meridian St. Come meet members, learn about local ski and snowshoe trails and get information about upcoming day and overnight ski trips and get excited about cross country skiing. The general meeting takes place from 7-9pm. http://www.nooksacknordicskiclub.org
    6:30pm
  • Hawk Watching Class: A "Hawk Watching in Western Washington" class begins tonight from 7-9pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. The class—which is taught by falcon expert Bud Anderson—continues for five weeks, and includes a full-day field trip. Cost is $175. The class will also be offered starting Jan. 7 at the Padilla Bay Center. (360) 757-1911 or http://www.frg.org
    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
  • Fitness Forum: Running coach Carol Frazey will lead a free Fitness Forum focuses on how to "Design your GPS (Goal, Plan, Support) to Success" at 7:15pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. 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
  • Indigo Girls: The Grammy-winning folk-rock duo known as the Indigo Girls will grace Bellingham with their talents at a 7:30pm concert at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the musicians and activists are $35-$55. Lucy Wainwright Roche will open the show. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Indigo Girls: The Grammy-winning folk-rock duo known as the Indigo Girls will grace Bellingham with their talents at a 7:30pm concert at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the musicians and activists are $35-$55. Lucy Wainwright Roche will open the show. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Tree Army: Join the Whatcom County Historical Society for a program with Tree Army: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Washington State, 1933-1941 author Janet Oakley at 7:30pm at the Whatcom Museum's Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect St. The event is free and open to all. 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, January 10, 2014 (8 events)

  • Aladdin, Jr.: Hear songs such as "Prince Ali," "A Whole New World" and "One Jump Ahead" when Blaine High School and Middle School presents showings of Disney's Aladdin Jr. at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H St. The musical will be performed by various casts, and additional shows take place Jan. 16-18. http://www.blaine.wednet.edu
    7:00pm
  • The Illusion: Glenn Hergenhahn directs Tony Kushner's The Illusion, which opens this weekend with 8pm showings Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play is Kushner's adaptation of Pierre Corneille's 1636 comedy about a father who seeks the help of a magician while searching for his son. Tickets are $10; additional showings take place through Jan. 21. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Human Trafficking Experience: Walk in the shoes of a modern-day slave at at "SOLD: The Human Trafficking Experience" experiential exhibit from 1-9pm Jan. 9-31 at the Community Church Conference Center at Christ the King, 4173 Guide Meridian. 
The exhibit combines technology with true stories to educate visitors about human trafficking locally and globally through the lives of victims in nine different parts of the world. Entry is free. http://www.hope4justice.org
    1:00pm
  • Upfront Mixed Bag: Long-form improv will be highlighted at "Harold" shows at 8pm every Friday and Saturday through January at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, "Games Galore" shows will take the stage. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Charlotte’s Web: The Neighborhood Playhouse presents showings of E.B. White's Charlotte's Web starting this weekend with performances at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 5pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to see the musical adaptation of the classic tale—which focuses on the story of a young girl named Fern, a pig named Wilbur, and a spider named Charlotte—are $8-$12. http://www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Austin Jenckes: Western Washington University alumnus and recent contestant on The Voice, Austin Jenckes, performs at 7pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Local musicians Polecat and Cody Beebe will also perform at the all-ages concert. Tickets are $7 for students and $10 general. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • Memoir of Love: Seattle author and youth counselor Eli Hastings reads from Clearly Now, the Rain: A Memoir of Love and Other Trips at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome focuses on a decade-long friendship between Hastings and a friend who struggled with addiction until her death at age 27. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm

Saturday, January 11, 2014 (24 events)

  • Aladdin, Jr.: Hear songs such as "Prince Ali," "A Whole New World" and "One Jump Ahead" when Blaine High School and Middle School presents showings of Disney's Aladdin Jr. at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H St. The musical will be performed by various casts, and additional shows take place Jan. 16-18. http://www.blaine.wednet.edu
    7:00pm
  • The Illusion: Glenn Hergenhahn directs Tony Kushner's The Illusion, which opens this weekend with 8pm showings Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play is Kushner's adaptation of Pierre Corneille's 1636 comedy about a father who seeks the help of a magician while searching for his son. Tickets are $10; additional showings take place through Jan. 21. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Human Trafficking Experience: Walk in the shoes of a modern-day slave at at "SOLD: The Human Trafficking Experience" experiential exhibit from 1-9pm Jan. 9-31 at the Community Church Conference Center at Christ the King, 4173 Guide Meridian. 
The exhibit combines technology with true stories to educate visitors about human trafficking locally and globally through the lives of victims in nine different parts of the world. Entry is free. http://www.hope4justice.org
    1:00pm
  • Upfront Mixed Bag: Long-form improv will be highlighted at "Harold" shows at 8pm every Friday and Saturday through January at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, "Games Galore" shows will take the stage. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Charlotte’s Web: The Neighborhood Playhouse presents showings of E.B. White's Charlotte's Web starting this weekend with performances at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 5pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to see the musical adaptation of the classic tale—which focuses on the story of a young girl named Fern, a pig named Wilbur, and a spider named Charlotte—are $8-$12. http://www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net
    7:00pm
  • Skagit Eagle Festival: Guided walks and talks, raptor presentations, river float trips, Native American storytelling, photography workshops, hayrides, bonfires and much more will be part of the Skagit Eagle Festival happening every Saturday and Sunday through Jan. 26 in eastern Skagit County (Rockport, Concrete, Marblemount, etc.). Many events are free. http://www.skagiteaglefestival.com
    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
  • Sharpen Up: Greg Clifton of Terrebonne and Christy Nieto of Brave New Gardens will share tips on keeping garden tools in tip-top condition at a "Sharpen Up!" class at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Bring your favorite pruners along. Cost is $15 and includes a new sharpener. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • 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
  • Community Meal: Ham and bean soup, green salad, bread and apple crisp 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. The next meal happens Sat., Jan. 25. 384-1422
    10:00am
  • Saturdays on Ice: In conjunction with Whatcom Museum's "Vanishing Ice" exhibit, "Creature (DIS)comforts" will be the focus of the monthly "Saturdays on Ice" gatherings today on the museum's campus. From 10am-4pm, there will be art and science activities for all ages as part of Family Activity Day. At 11am, shellfish biologist Bill Dewey will focus on "Cool Talk: Ocean Acidification." At 2pm, the "Vanishing Ice" speaker series will focus on "Imaging the Arctic: Science Through Art." Entry is $3. http://www.vanishing-ice.org
    10:00am
  • Strange and Wonderful: Celebrate the publishing of Clarissa Callesen's art journal and article in Art Journaling magazine at an open house in Ferndale from 11am-5pm at the artist's Strange and Wonderful Things Studio, 1920 Main St. While there, you can learn more about art journaling bring your own journal to share and work on. http://www.clarissacallesen.blogspot.com
    11:00am
  • Quilt Museum Openings: View Sue Spargo's "Creating Texture," Surface Design Association's "Out of the Blue," and "Timeless Treasures: Crazy Quilts" at an artist reception and exhibit tour from 1-3pm at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 703 S. Second St. http://www.laconnerquilts.com
    1:00pm
  • Theater and Performing Arts Forum: All are invited to the Bellingham Theater & Performing Arts Forum happening from 1-4pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Subjects include new theater venues, challenges facing the performing arts community, opportunities for collaboration, the current Mount Baker Theatre plan for a new theater venue, and more. Entry is free. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    1:00pm
  • MoNA Openings: Opening receptions for Robinson Devor and Charles Mudede's "North American" film installation and the multi-artist "Shoreline from the Permanent Collection" exhibit happen from 3-5pm at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. Show up at 1pm for a talk with Devor and Mudede. Both exhibits will show through March 12. http://www.museumofnwart.org
    1:00pm
  • Dulcimer Club: The Bellingham Dulcimer Club meets from 1:30-3:30pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. There is no charge, but pitching in for room rent is welcome. http://www.bellingham-dulcimer-club.blogspot
    1:30pm
  • Tribute Jazz Concert: A "Tribute Jazz" series continues with Julian MacDonough, Miles Black, and Chuck Kistler performing the music of pianist Bill Evans at 4pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris St. Entry is $10 for students and $15 general. http://www.firehouseperformingartscenter.com
    4:00pm
  • A Day of Poetry: Whidbey Island poet Ann Gerike reads from her new collection, About Face: World War I Facial Injury and Reconstruction, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Poet Hannah Faith Notess will also read from Ghost House. At 7pm, poets Jennifer Bullis and Kathryn Hunt read from their collections, Impossible Lessons and Long Way Through Ruin. http://www.villagebooks.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
  • Biagio Biondolillo, Michael Harris: Area musicians Biagio Biondolillo and Michael Harris will perform from 6:30-8pm in the Piano Lounge at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:30pm
  • Artists Reception: Tom Wood, Joy Olney, Ann Morris, Sam Moore, and other artists will be in attendance at an artist reception from 6:30-8pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The exhibits are on display through January. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:30pm
  • Chamber Music Society Concert: The seventh concert presented by the newly formed Bellingham Chamber Music Society will focus on duos and trios for bassoon, viola and bass at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect St. Featured performers include violist Leslie Johnson, bassoonist Pat Nelson, and bassist Thom Mayes. Tickets are $5 for students and $20 general. http://www.bellinghamchambermusic.org
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: Bandemonium will provide live tunes at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's monthly Contra Dance from 7-10:30m at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $8-$10. No partner or experience is necessary. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • WAR: Jazz, rock, funk, soul, R & B, and Latin music will be on the bill when the long-celebrated ensemble known as WAR performs at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the band—who have sold nearly 50 million records in their time—are $30-$49. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm

 

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