Week of Sunday, February 2, 2014
(82 events)

Sunday, February 2, 2014 (9 events)

  • Gramercy Ghost: Find out what happens when a woman "inherits" a spirit and thinks it's a joke when Gramercy Ghost continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday, 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to the comedic drama are $18; additional showings happen through Feb. 15. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Musical Birthday Bash Revue: Help celebrate 50 glorious years of musical productions featuring numbers from selected shows from the Bellingham Theatre Guild's vast roster of theatrical offerings at a "Musical Birthday Bash Revue" at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the BTG, 1600 H St. Songs and scenes will run the gamut from for the sublime to the ridiculous—such as "Some Enchanted Evening" and "Who's On First." Tickets are $8-$14. ww.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Man of La Mancha: Watch the play-within-a-play known as Man of La Mancha when the Alger Lookout Thespian Association presents the musical starting this weekend with shows at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. Tickets are $12-$14 and additional showings happen Feb. 7-8 and 14-16. http://www.altatheatre.com
    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 with local politicians as they serve you your first meal of the day at a monthly Community Breakfast from 8am-1pm at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy. Made-from-scratch pancakes, French toast, sausage, eggs and more will be on the menu. 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
  • Tribute Jazz Series: Pianist Miles Black, bassist Chuck Kistler, and drummer Julian MacDonough present the music of Sonny Clark as part of a "Tribute Jazz" Series concert at 12:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Entry is $10 for students, $15 general. 734-2776
    12:30pm
  • Snow Star Photos: Photographer Eirik Johnson shares fascinating insights and images from the annual "snow star" pilgrimages to the glacial peaks of the Colquepunko mountain range depicted in the "Vanishing Ice" exhibit at 3pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    3:00pm
  • Grief As Transformer: Join John Robinson, Bereavement Coordinator for Whatcom Hospice, and panelists in a conversation about the transforming possibilities of grief, at a "Grief as Transformer" event at 3pm at the Lummi Island Public Library, 2114 S. Nugent St. The event is part of Whatcom Reads—based on Cheryl Strayed Wild. Entry is free. http://www.whatcomreads.org
    3:00pm

Monday, February 3, 2014 (5 events)

  • Wed Widing Hood: Skagit Academy presents showings of Doo Wop Wed Widing Hood at 7pm Monday and Wednesday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Viewings of the fairy tale spoof are free. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • Multi-author Signing: Four local authors who took part writing the international bestselling book The Missing Piece: A Transformational Journey will read from and sign copies at 6pm at Ferndale's Chihuahua's Mexican Restaurant, 5694 Third Ave. 384-5820
    6:00pm
  • Gluten-Free Baking: Em Beal from Concrete's 5B's Bakery will lead a "Gluten-Free Baking 101" course starting at 6:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Beal will also share tips for baking in a kitchen that is also used for conventional cooking. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • General Lit Book Group: Join the General Literature Book Group to discuss Whatcom Reads author Cheryl Strayed's Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. All are welcome. http://www.whatcomreads.org
    7:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A weekly open mic for comedians, dubbed “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9:30pm Mondays at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    9:30pm

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 (7 events)

  • Wed Widing Hood: Skagit Academy presents showings of Doo Wop Wed Widing Hood at 7pm Monday and Wednesday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Viewings of the fairy tale spoof are free. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Memory Cafe Opening: Bellingham's first "Memory Cafe" will open at 3pm in the lobby of the Crown Plaza, 114 W. Magnolia St. The café—which is co-sponsored by the Alzheimer Society of Washington—provides a relaxed, informal social venue where people can connect with peers and professionals to discuss dementia-related issues in an atmosphere that encourages recognition and acceptance. The event will happen the first Tuesday of every month. 392-3934 or http://www.rahnorthwest.com
    3:00pm
  • Ski/Snowboard Waxing Basics: Find out more about taking care of your winter gear at a "Ski/Snowboard Waxing Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. This class will focus on a wide variety of subjects including base preparation, structure and minor repair. You do not need to bring your personal skis or snowboard to this class. Entry is free; register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Hiking History: Local author and historian Janet Oakley presents "From Hiking Clubs to the CCC" at 7pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Those who attend will find out more about the Civilian Conservation Corps, which shaped the future of the Mount Baker Forest Lands. Entry is free. http://www.whatcomreads.org
    7:00pm
  • Windfall: Journalist McKenzie Funk shares ideas from his new book, Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book examines the climate change crisis by seeing it through the eyes of those who view it as a business opportunity. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Toastmasters Open House: Join the Bellingham Evening Toastmasters for an evening of lively speeches and a chance at impromptu speaking—or sit back and watch as others entertain you—at an open house from 7-8:30pm at Unity Church of Bellingham, 1095 Telegraph Rd. Entry is free and open to all. 756-0217 or http://www.toastmastersclubs.org
    7:00pm

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 (12 events)

  • Wed Widing Hood: Skagit Academy presents showings of Doo Wop Wed Widing Hood at 7pm Monday and Wednesday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Viewings of the fairy tale spoof are free. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • Food and Climate Change: "Global Food Production and Climate Change" will be the focus of a free World Issues Forum discussion at 12pm at Western Washington University's Fairhaven College Auditorium. Entry is open to all. http://www.wwu.edu
    12:00pm
  • Green Drinks: Environmentally-minded community members can network, collaborate and discuss the issues of the day at the monthly Green Drinks gathering from 5-7pm at Bellingham's Confluence Fly Shop, 2620 N. Harbor Loop Rd. http://www.greendrinks.org
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • Croatian Cooking: Maria Petrish will focus on "Croatian Fish Stew" at a cooking course happening at 6:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Entry fee is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Growth Planning: "Planning for Growth the Right Way" will be the focus of an overview for activists and the community led by former Whatcom County Planning Director David Stalheim from 6:30-8pm at RE Sources, 2309 Meridian St. The presentation is free and open to the public. http://www.re-sources.org
    6:30pm
  • Lummi Fish: Chef Robert Fong and Lummi Island Wild's Dave Hanson will focus on "Lummi Island Fish" from 6:30-9:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest. Participants will learn more about sustainable fishing and eat pink and sockeye salmon—pan-seared, baked and lightly friend. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Garden Club Meeting: The Rhododendron Society's Alan Yoder will focus on a variety of topics focused on rhodies at the Birchwood Garden Club's monthly meeting at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect St. Entry is open to the public. http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Mount Baker Book: John D'Onofrio and Todd Warger will share stories, history and pictures from their new book, Images of America: Mount Baker, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.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
  • Mike Allen Quartet: WWU Jazz and the Jazz Project present a monthly Mike Allen Quartet Jazz Series performance at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Performers include sax man Mike Allen, pianist Miles Black, bassist Adam Thomas, and drummer Julian MacDonough. Tickets are $8-$10. http://www.jazzproject.org
    7:30pm

Thursday, February 6, 2014 (14 events)

  • I: An original play written by outgoing Artistic Director Sol Olmstead, I, opens this weekend with 8pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The production—which features Olmstead, Wes Davis, Andrew Herndon, Joan Harris, and Becky Byrd—focuses on a man who literally sees himself walking by one day and decides to follow himself around, revealing truths about his life that he never expected. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • The Phantom of the Opera: Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera can be seen at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at the Lynden Christian Worship and Fine Arts Center, 515 Drayton St. Tickets to see the play about a soprano who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured genius are $6-$10. (360) 318-9525
    7:00pm
  • Positive: Kuntz and Company will combine the talents of professional dancers and community members to present showings of Positive at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The multimedia piece takes a closer look at those living with, and affected by, AIDS and HIV. Tickets are $12-$15. http://www.kuntzandco.org
    7:30pm
  • Gramercy Ghost: Find out what happens when a woman "inherits" a spirit and thinks it's a joke when Gramercy Ghost continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday, 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to the comedic drama are $18; additional showings happen through Feb. 15. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Fuddy Meers: Western Washington University's Department of Theatre and Dance presents showings of Fuddy Meers at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the school's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. The "romp of comedy and toxically quirky characters" focuses on a woman who has a rare form of amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen Feb. 12-16. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Brown Bag: "Protecting America's Arctic: Chill the Drills" will be the focus of a Brown Bag presentation at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • Winter Soups of France: "Winter Soups of France" will be the focus of a cooking class from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Savory potato leek, classic French onion, veggie and white bean, and Provencal fish soup will be on the menu. Fees are $35. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Nordic Ski Club Meeting: All are welcome at the Nooksack Nordic Ski Club's monthly meeting from 6:30-8:30pm at the WECU Educational Center, 511 E. Holly St. Jeremy Boyer will present "Mt. Baker Area Off the Groomed Track." http://www.nooksacknordicskiclub.org
    6:30pm
  • Himalayan Travelogue: "Water and Wellbeing: Himalayan Harbinger of a Changing Planet" will be the focus of a Travelogue presentation from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.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
  • 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
  • Ana Popovic: Award-winning guitar slinger Ana Popovic will bring her electric funk and slide guitar sounds and feminine vocals to Mount Vernon for a 7:30pm concert with the Chris Eger Band at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First ST. Tickets are $30. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • PCT Record-Setter: Bellingham-based adventurer Heather Anderson will recount her record-setting Pacific Crest Trail hike at a free Whatcom Reads presentation from 7:30-9pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. All are welcome.
    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, February 7, 2014 (12 events)

  • I: An original play written by outgoing Artistic Director Sol Olmstead, I, opens this weekend with 8pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The production—which features Olmstead, Wes Davis, Andrew Herndon, Joan Harris, and Becky Byrd—focuses on a man who literally sees himself walking by one day and decides to follow himself around, revealing truths about his life that he never expected. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • The Phantom of the Opera: Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera can be seen at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at the Lynden Christian Worship and Fine Arts Center, 515 Drayton St. Tickets to see the play about a soprano who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured genius are $6-$10. (360) 318-9525
    7:00pm
  • Positive: Kuntz and Company will combine the talents of professional dancers and community members to present showings of Positive at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The multimedia piece takes a closer look at those living with, and affected by, AIDS and HIV. Tickets are $12-$15. http://www.kuntzandco.org
    7:30pm
  • Gramercy Ghost: Find out what happens when a woman "inherits" a spirit and thinks it's a joke when Gramercy Ghost continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday, 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to the comedic drama are $18; additional showings happen through Feb. 15. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Fuddy Meers: Western Washington University's Department of Theatre and Dance presents showings of Fuddy Meers at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the school's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. The "romp of comedy and toxically quirky characters" focuses on a woman who has a rare form of amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen Feb. 12-16. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Space Trek: Watch the improvised sci-fi adventure show known as "Space Trek" at 8pm and 10pm Fridays and Saturdays in February at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to get onboard the USS Upfront are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Legendary Banked Slalom: The annual snowboarding extravaganza known as the Legendary Banked Slalom takes place Friday through Sunday on the slopes of the Mt. Baker Ski Area. If you're watching from the sidelines, stick around for the awards ceremony and the salmon barbecue Sunday afternoon. http://www.mtbaker.us
    8:00am
  • 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
  • Anacortes Gallery Walk: From 6-9pm, stroll throughout downtown Anacortes as part of the monthly Gallery Walk. Participating galleries and business will keep their doors open a little later than usual at the free event, so don't miss out. http://www.anacortesart.com
    6:00pm
  • Anchor Opening: Help Northwest Designer Craftsmen commemorate its 60th anniversary by viewing the mixed-media works of six local NWDC artists—Lanny Bergner, Danielle Bodine, Lynn DiNino, Lin McJunkin, Don Myhre, and Denise Snyder—at an opening reception from 6-9pm in Anacortes at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave. View through works through March 9. P.S. Attendees are invited to bring a small object to donate to the mixed-media collection. http://www.anchorartspace.org
    6:00pm
  • Downtown Bellingham Art Walk: Peruse paintings, sculpture, photography and much, much more at the monthly Art Walk happening from 6-10pm throughout Downtown Bellingham. Look in this week's paper for a roster of participating venues and artists, or go to the website listed here for more details. Entry, as always, is free. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Peter Rowan’s Bluegrass Band: Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Peter Rowan will be joined by his Bluegrass Band for a 7:30pm show at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Joining Rowan are Michael Witcher, dobro; Keith Little, banjo; and Paul Knight, bass. Tickets are $25. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm

Saturday, February 8, 2014 (29 events)

  • I: An original play written by outgoing Artistic Director Sol Olmstead, I, opens this weekend with 8pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The production—which features Olmstead, Wes Davis, Andrew Herndon, Joan Harris, and Becky Byrd—focuses on a man who literally sees himself walking by one day and decides to follow himself around, revealing truths about his life that he never expected. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • The Phantom of the Opera: Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera can be seen at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at the Lynden Christian Worship and Fine Arts Center, 515 Drayton St. Tickets to see the play about a soprano who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured genius are $6-$10. (360) 318-9525
    7:00pm
  • Positive: Kuntz and Company will combine the talents of professional dancers and community members to present showings of Positive at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The multimedia piece takes a closer look at those living with, and affected by, AIDS and HIV. Tickets are $12-$15. http://www.kuntzandco.org
    7:30pm
  • Gramercy Ghost: Find out what happens when a woman "inherits" a spirit and thinks it's a joke when Gramercy Ghost continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday, 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to the comedic drama are $18; additional showings happen through Feb. 15. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Fuddy Meers: Western Washington University's Department of Theatre and Dance presents showings of Fuddy Meers at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the school's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. The "romp of comedy and toxically quirky characters" focuses on a woman who has a rare form of amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen Feb. 12-16. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Space Trek: Watch the improvised sci-fi adventure show known as "Space Trek" at 8pm and 10pm Fridays and Saturdays in February at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to get onboard the USS Upfront are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Legendary Banked Slalom: The annual snowboarding extravaganza known as the Legendary Banked Slalom takes place Friday through Sunday on the slopes of the Mt. Baker Ski Area. If you're watching from the sidelines, stick around for the awards ceremony and the salmon barbecue Sunday afternoon. http://www.mtbaker.us
    8:00am
  • Edison Bird Festival: Guided birding excursions, wildlife talks, a "Be the Chicken!" chicken parade, an art show and art-related workshops, and much more will be part of the third annual Edison Bird Festival happening Saturday and Sunday throughout Edison and beyond. All events are free, but some require reservations. http://www.edisonbirdfestival.com
    11:00am
  • 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
  • Oyster Dome Hike: Join members of the Mount Baker Club for a moderate hike to Samish Overlook, Oyster Dome, and Lily Lake today. To carpool, meet at 8:30am at the Sunnyland School. Parking at Samish Overlook requires a Discover Pass. http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    8:30am
  • Seed Starting Basics: Get the basics of "Seed Starting for Vegetable Gardeners" at a free workshop at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Please register in advance by calling the number listed here. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Winter Farmers Market: Seasonal produce, farm goods, assorted foodstuffs and other gustatory goods will be available at the monthly Winter Farmers Market from 9am-2pm in Anacortes at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. Additional markets happen March 8 and April 12 before the weekly market opens in May. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Fundraising Fun Run: Food donations will be welcome at a free Blaine Food Bank fundraising fun run starting at 10am at the parking lot at Blaine High School, 1055 H St. The seven-mile run is open to all ages and all abilities. If you don't want to run, volunteers are still needed for the event. 332-6350
    10:00am
  • Community Meal: All are welcome at a bimonthly Community Meal from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Entry is free; an additional meal happens Sat. Feb. 22. 384-1422
    10:00am
  • Saturdays on Ice: As part of the "Vanishing Ice" exhibit, show up for the monthly "Saturdays on Ice" happening throughout the day on the Whatcom Museum campus. From 10am-4pm, there'll be an "E(ART)H Fair" at the FIG Gallery. At 11am, a trio of experts will focus on "Cool Talk: The Reality, Social Dimensions and Solutions of Climate Change" at the Old City Hall. At 2pm, there'll be a "What's Next? Answer and Action Panel." Entry is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    10:00am
  • Spark Reading: Canadian author and editor Kallie George will be on hand to read from Spark at 10:30am at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book focuses on a little dragon who's having problems taming his "fiery breath." 671-2626
    10:30am
  • Hiking History: Local author and historian Janet Oakley presents "From hiking Clubs to the CCC" at 1pm at the Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd St. Those who attend will find out more about the Civilian Conservation Corps, which shaped the future of the Mount Baker Forest Lands. Entry is free. http://www.whatcomreads.org
    1:00pm
  • Early Warming: Former Alaska Writer Laureate Nancy Lord shares ideas from her book Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Lord looks at communities in the North, where global warming is amplified and climate change effects are immediate. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Bellingham Roller Betties: The Bellingham Roller Betties present the second bout of their seventh season starting at 5pm at Whatcom Community College's Pavilion Gym. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Entry is $6 for kids and $14 for adults. http://www.bellinghamrollerbetties.com
    5:00pm
  • Lydia Place Gala & Auction: A Valentine-themed "Hearts for Housing" silent auction will be part of Lydia Place's 25th Anniversary Gala & Auction happening from 5:30-9pm at the Lakeway Inn & Conference Center, 714 Lakeway Dr. Entry is $60 and includes dinner and a live auction. Proceeds from the evening will directly benefit nearly 200 families and help them make the transition from homelessness to independence. 671-7663 or http://www.lydiaplace.org
    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
  • Winter Fest: Storyteller Brian Flowers "weaves tales of feasting and magic for a cozy evening of entertainment" at a a "Winter Fest" gathering from 6-7:30pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The free event will also feature hearty soup from the Bagelry. http://www.wcls.org
    6:00pm
  • Jean Mann CD Release: Seattle-based, Bellingham-bred singer and songwriter Jean Mann will perform at a CD release concert at 6:30pm at Blaine's Christ Episcopal Church, 382 Boblett St. Expect jazzy, vocal-driven, neo-folk style playing, on tenor and acoustic guitars and ukulele. Entry is $7. http://www.jeanmann.net
    6:30pm
  • A Night of Love: Bring stories, poetry, music and your unique self at "A Night of Love" open mic with hosts Matthew Brouwer and Simme Bobroskyr at 6:30pm at the Anacortes Center for Happiness, 619 Commercial Ave. The event—which will also include original performances and readings from poets such as Rumi and Hafiz—focuses on diverse experiences of love. Entry is $5-$10 at the door. http://www.anacortescenterforhappiness.org
    6:30pm
  • Amadeus Project Concert Series: Members of the Bellingham Chamber Music Society will perform as part of the Amadeus Project Concert Series at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Tickets will be $20 at the door. http://www.theamadeusproject.org
    7:00pm
  • Mongolian Adventure: Michelle Schmidtke and Heather Koon-Swanson will present a photo and video travelogue focused on a "Horse-Trekking Adventure in Mongolia" from 7-9pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Community Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. Entry is free. http://www.wcls.org
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: A live band and caller will be provided at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's bimonthly Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. No experience or partner is necessary, and the first half-hour will include instructions for beginners. Entry is $6-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Fat James Benefit Concert: Pat McFarland, Andy Koch, Johnny Brewer, Texas Jimmy D., Greg Pitsch, Sean Denton, Neil Sorensen, "Airplane" Dave Brown, Gary B., Tall Paul and others will perform at a benefit for Fat James at 7:30pm in Ferndale at Guido's Italian Cuisine, 5611 Third Ave. Admission is by donation; proceeds will go to medical expenses as James recovers from pneumonia. (360) 656-6121
    7:30pm
  • Tango by the Bay: USA Dance presents the monthly "Tango by the Bay" from 8-11pm at the Squalicum Yacht Club, 2633 S. Harbor Loop Rd. Live music by Tocato Tango will be provided, and the event is open to both beginning and more advanced dancers, and singles are always welcome. Entry is $7-$10. 734-5676 or http://www.usadancebellingham.com
    8:00pm

 

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