Week of Sunday, February 16, 2014
(85 events)

Sunday, February 16, 2014 (7 events)

  • The 39 Steps: The MBT's Winter Repertory Theatre series continues when the comic whodunit known as The 39 Steps opens this week at 7:30pm Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, 3pm Sunday, and 7:30pm the following Wednesday and Thursday at the venue's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $12.50-$25; additional showings happen through March 2. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Book Sale: Fiction, nonfiction, children's books, cookbooks, craft books, CDs and DVDs will be for sale at a Spring Book Sale from 10am-2:30pm Saturday and Sunday at the Point Roberts Public Library, 1487 Gulf Rd. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • Photo Weekend: If you're looking to move your camera from "auto" to "manual" mode, want a better understanding of how light works, are interested in a primer on macro or landscape photography or generally want to learn more about taking better pictures, attend a "Photo Weekend" with the Rocky Mountain School of Photography from 8:30am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Lakeway Inn & Conference Center, 714 Lakeway Dr. Entry is $109 per day or $159 for both. (800) 394-7677 or http://www.rmsp.com
    8:30am
  • 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
  • Keyboard Friends: Bellingham House Concerts presents a Keyboard Friends piano concert focused on "Seeking the Divine" at 3pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Notable area pianists will perform works inspired by spiritual yearnings with the music of Liszt, Bloch, Messiaen, Bach, and others. Tickets are $5-$15. http://www.bellinghamhouseconcerts.com
    3:00pm
  • Clover Reading: A variety of talented Northwest authors will share their contributions at a group reading for the sixth volume of Clover: A Literary Rag at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm

Monday, February 17, 2014 (5 events)

  • The 39 Steps: The MBT's Winter Repertory Theatre series continues when the comic whodunit known as The 39 Steps opens this week at 7:30pm Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, 3pm Sunday, and 7:30pm the following Wednesday and Thursday at the venue's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $12.50-$25; additional showings happen through March 2. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival: View a variety of short works when the fifth annual Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival continues with performances at 7pm nightly through Sat., March 1 (except Sun., Feb. 23) at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. For a full listing of the 12 original, locally produced plays that will show in repertory throughout the run, peruse the guild's website. Individual show tickets are $4, and festival passes are available for $10. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Farm to Table Meeting: Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan farmers, fishers and ranchers, chefs, distributors, restaurateurs, processors, caterers and grocers are invited to attend the Northwest Washington Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting happening from 8:30am-4pm at St. Luke's Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy. Panel and roundtable discussions, keynote speeches, speed networking, one-on-one buyer/producer consultations, an expo, workshops and more will be part of the event. Entry is $25-$50. http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    8:30am
  • Turkish Flavors: Guest instructor Olaiya Land focuses on "Turkish Flavors" at a course at 6:30pm Monday at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Entry is $58. At 6:30pm Tuesday, she'll helm a "Moroccan Nights" feast. Entry to that is also $58. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • Mothering Memoir: Bellingham author Susanne Antonetta shares stories from her new memoir, Make Me a Mother, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book focuses on the lessons she and her husband learned after adopting their son from Seoul, South Korea. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 (6 events)

  • The 39 Steps: The MBT's Winter Repertory Theatre series continues when the comic whodunit known as The 39 Steps opens this week at 7:30pm Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, 3pm Sunday, and 7:30pm the following Wednesday and Thursday at the venue's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $12.50-$25; additional showings happen through March 2. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival: View a variety of short works when the fifth annual Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival continues with performances at 7pm nightly through Sat., March 1 (except Sun., Feb. 23) at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. For a full listing of the 12 original, locally produced plays that will show in repertory throughout the run, peruse the guild's website. Individual show tickets are $4, and festival passes are available for $10. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    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
  • Italian Specialties: Jose Santana from La Conner's La Traviata restaurant focuses on "Italian Dishes from the Florentine Region" at a 6:30pm class in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Natural Fermentation: Learn how to make enzyme-rich sauerkraut, kimchee, and tempeh from dried beans at a "Natural Fermentation" course with registered dietician Sonja Max from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $29. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Secrets and Survival: Bev Sellars shares stories from her autobiographical book, They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Sellars tells of three generations of women who attended the school, interweaving the personal histories of her grandmother and her mother with her own. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 (10 events)

  • The 39 Steps: The MBT's Winter Repertory Theatre series continues when the comic whodunit known as The 39 Steps opens this week at 7:30pm Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, 3pm Sunday, and 7:30pm the following Wednesday and Thursday at the venue's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $12.50-$25; additional showings happen through March 2. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival: View a variety of short works when the fifth annual Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival continues with performances at 7pm nightly through Sat., March 1 (except Sun., Feb. 23) at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. For a full listing of the 12 original, locally produced plays that will show in repertory throughout the run, peruse the guild's website. Individual show tickets are $4, and festival passes are available for $10. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • World Issues Forum: Author and activist Kathleen Dean Moore focuses on "Red Sky at Morning: Ethics and the Climate Crisis" at today's World Issues Forum at noon at Western Washington University's Fairhaven College Auditorium. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.wwu.edu
    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
  • Cabinet of Curiosity Closing Reception: A closing reception for "Cabinet of Curiosity" happens from 6-8pm at Western Washington Universities Viking Gallery in the Viking Union building. The "encyclopedic collection of strange, interesting and unusual items, which were culled from Western's storage, will be on display through Feb. 21. http://www.wwu.edu
    6:00pm
  • City Chickens: If you're thinking about getting hens—and the delicious eggs they provide—urban farmer Lisa Zielinski will lead a "City Chickens" presentation at 6:30pm at Mount Vernon's Skagit Valley Food Co-op, 202 S. First St. Register in advance for the free workshop. http://www.skagitfoodcoop.com
    6:30pm
  • Bicycle Travel Series: "Ride Across Iowa" and "Tour of Tuscany" presentations can be seen at a Bicycle Travel Series event put on by Everybody Bike at 7pm at Bellingham's Old Federal Building, 104 W. Magnolia St. Entry is free; donations are accepted. http://www.everybodybike.com
    7:00pm
  • BUG Song Circle: Join members of the Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) for a Song Circle from 7-9pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.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, February 20, 2014 (18 events)

  • The 39 Steps: The MBT's Winter Repertory Theatre series continues when the comic whodunit known as The 39 Steps opens this week at 7:30pm Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, 3pm Sunday, and 7:30pm the following Wednesday and Thursday at the venue's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $12.50-$25; additional showings happen through March 2. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival: View a variety of short works when the fifth annual Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival continues with performances at 7pm nightly through Sat., March 1 (except Sun., Feb. 23) at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. For a full listing of the 12 original, locally produced plays that will show in repertory throughout the run, peruse the guild's website. Individual show tickets are $4, and festival passes are available for $10. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: Environmental justice, issues of gender equality and cultural rights, peaceful resolution of conflict and sensible alternatives to corporatism will be some of the themes on display at the 14th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival happening Feb. 20 through March 1 at a variety of venues, including Bellingham High School, Fairhaven College, Deming Library, BTC, Northwest Indian College, Whatcom Community College, and more. All events are free and open to the public. http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    10:00am
  • Windy Brown Bag: Ray Kamada provides an overview of current trends in wind power at a "Whither the Wind Blows" 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
  • Housing and Aging: "What's Next? Housing Options as We Age" will be the focus of a community discussion and open house from 2-6pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. This year's theme, "Aging in Place," will be addressed by Katherine Danner of Ashland at Home. Entry is free. http://www.wccoa.org
    2:00pm
  • Nonprofits Schmooze-Fest: Connect with local nonprofits at the Whatcom Council of Nonprofits' "Schmooze-Fest" from 5-7pm at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Share ideas, nosh on food from Silver Reef, enter to win prizes and more. Bring business cards, brochures and other materials to share. http://www.whatcomcouncilofnonprofits.org
    5:00pm
  • Third Thursday Concert Series: Barb's Corndodgers will share country songs and old-time duets as part of the free Third Thursday local music series from 6-8pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. 734-8158
    6:00pm
  • East and West Indian: Trinidad native Sarah Chan leads an "East Indian, West Indian Vegetarian" course from 6-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $35. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Art an Ecology: Students from Western Washington University will share final products from their Art and Ecology Seminar at an After Hours Art gathering at 6:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Thursday entry is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    6:30pm
  • Raising Meat Rabbits: Huxley College graduate Robert Fiut focuses on "Raising Meat Rabbits" at a workshop at 6:30pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Valley Food Co-op, 202 S. First St. The class will focus on the New Zealand white rabbit, which is close to being the ideal animal to raise to increase your personal and family food security. Entry is free. Register in advance. http://www.skagitfoodcoop.com
    6:30pm
  • Northwest Passages: Experience the life of a young Swedish immigrant named Julia Berg as she and her family struggle to build a new life in Washington State in the early 20th century at a Living Voices production, Northwest Passages, at 7pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. Admission to the educational living history program is free. http://www.livingvoices.org
    7:00pm
  • Chuckanut Radio Hour: Highlights from past shows, a new essay by Alan Rhodes, live music by the Walrus, and a few clips from some of the best of 2013 will be part of the Chuckanut Radio Hour's seventh anniversary show starting at 7pm at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theater. Tickets are $5. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Journey to Grace: Spiritual teacher and intuitive Sara Wiseman leads a mini-workshop focused on her book Living a Life of Gratitude: Your Journey to Grace, Joy & Healing at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is free. 671-2626
    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: "Core Strength: What It Is and Why You Need It" will be the focus of a free Fitness Forum with Genissa Sygitowicz of Upper Left CrossFit at 7:15pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. Learn a simple core strength routine for home use during the long winter months so you can be ready to play when the warmer weather returns. 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
  • Jazz Band Concert: The Jansen Jazz Band will be performing favorites such as "Mood Indigo" and "Satin Doll" at a concert at 7:30pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is $10. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    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 21, 2014 (13 events)

  • Comedy Nite: Brian Moote will be the headlining standup act 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.). The shows will also feature host Randall Ragsdale and comedian Chris Moran. Tickets are $10 for each show. http://www.facebook.com/comedynite
    8:00pm
  • Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival: View a variety of short works when the fifth annual Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival continues with performances at 7pm nightly through Sat., March 1 (except Sun., Feb. 23) at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. For a full listing of the 12 original, locally produced plays that will show in repertory throughout the run, peruse the guild's website. Individual show tickets are $4, and festival passes are available for $10. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: Environmental justice, issues of gender equality and cultural rights, peaceful resolution of conflict and sensible alternatives to corporatism will be some of the themes on display at the 14th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival happening Feb. 20 through March 1 at a variety of venues, including Bellingham High School, Fairhaven College, Deming Library, BTC, Northwest Indian College, Whatcom Community College, and more. All events are free and open to the public. http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    10:00am
  • Space Trek: Watch the improvised sci-fi adventure show known as "Space Trek" at 8pm and 10pm every Friday and Saturday through 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
  • Always Patsy Cline: Mount Vernon's Theater Arts Guild continues showings of Always...Patsy Cline with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Conway Muse, 18444 Main St. Expect music, humor and pathos at the show, which is based on the true story of Cline's friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. Showings continue weekends through March 22. Tickets are $20. http://www.theaterartsguild.org
    7:30pm
  • White Christmas: Lynden High School Performing Arts heads back to the 1950s with performances of Irving Berlin's White Christmas at 7pm Friday and Saturday and 4pm Sunday at the school's Judson Auditorium, 516 Main St. Tickets are $9-$10.50. Additional showings of the merry musical happen Feb. 27-March 1. 354-4401 or http://www.lynden.wednet.edu
    7:00pm
  • The 39 Steps: The MBT's Winter Repertory Theatre series presents the comic whodunit known as The 39 Steps, which continues this week at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 3pm Saturday and Sunday, and 7:30pm the following Tuesday through Thursday at the venue's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $12.50-$25; additional showings happen through March 2. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in February on the Interurban Trail. 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
  • Icy Wisdom Stories: As part of Whatcom Museum's "Vanishing Ice" exhibit, members of the Bellingham Storytelling Guild will share "Wisdom Stories from the Ice and Cold" at 7pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Show up at 6pm for a free hour of coaching and an intro to the craft. 778-7188
    6:00pm
  • World Wide Dumplings: Mary Ellen Carter leads a hands-on "World Wide Dumplings: Asia" course from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39, plus a $7 wine option payable at class. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Drag Show: Help raise funds for the Sean Humphrey House and Evergreen Wellness Advocates by attending the 22nd annual Drag Show starting at 7pm at Western Washington Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Outrageous costumes, performances of popular songs and comedic acts by a variety of drag queens and kings will be part of the fun. Tickets are $10 for students and $12 general. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • Salish Sea Early Music Festival: Celebrate Bach's 300th anniversary when the Salish Sea Early Music Festival series plays a variety of the master's works at a concert featuring German harpsichordist Hans Juergen, baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan, and others at 7:30pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Suggested donation is $15-$20. http://www.salishseafestival.org
    7:30pm

Saturday, February 22, 2014 (34 events)

  • Comedy Nite: Brian Moote will be the headlining standup act 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.). The shows will also feature host Randall Ragsdale and comedian Chris Moran. Tickets are $10 for each show. http://www.facebook.com/comedynite
    8:00pm
  • Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival: View a variety of short works when the fifth annual Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival continues with performances at 7pm nightly through Sat., March 1 (except Sun., Feb. 23) at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. For a full listing of the 12 original, locally produced plays that will show in repertory throughout the run, peruse the guild's website. Individual show tickets are $4, and festival passes are available for $10. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: Environmental justice, issues of gender equality and cultural rights, peaceful resolution of conflict and sensible alternatives to corporatism will be some of the themes on display at the 14th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival happening Feb. 20 through March 1 at a variety of venues, including Bellingham High School, Fairhaven College, Deming Library, BTC, Northwest Indian College, Whatcom Community College, and more. All events are free and open to the public. http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    10:00am
  • Space Trek: Watch the improvised sci-fi adventure show known as "Space Trek" at 8pm and 10pm every Friday and Saturday through 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
  • Always Patsy Cline: Mount Vernon's Theater Arts Guild continues showings of Always...Patsy Cline with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Conway Muse, 18444 Main St. Expect music, humor and pathos at the show, which is based on the true story of Cline's friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. Showings continue weekends through March 22. Tickets are $20. http://www.theaterartsguild.org
    7:30pm
  • White Christmas: Lynden High School Performing Arts heads back to the 1950s with performances of Irving Berlin's White Christmas at 7pm Friday and Saturday and 4pm Sunday at the school's Judson Auditorium, 516 Main St. Tickets are $9-$10.50. Additional showings of the merry musical happen Feb. 27-March 1. 354-4401 or http://www.lynden.wednet.edu
    7:00pm
  • The 39 Steps: The MBT's Winter Repertory Theatre series presents the comic whodunit known as The 39 Steps, which continues this week at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 3pm Saturday and Sunday, and 7:30pm the following Tuesday through Thursday at the venue's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $12.50-$25; additional showings happen through March 2. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Winter Festival: "A Fascination for Hellebores" will be the focus of the eighth annual Winter Festival happening Saturday and Sunday in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. At 11am Saturday, award-winning garden designer Riz Reyes will lead "Hellebores: A Primer for Gardeners and Floral Designers" presentation. Reservations for the talk are required. Entry is free. http://www.christiansonsnursery.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
  • Pancake Breakfast: Attend a monthly fundraising Community Pancake Breakfast from 8-10:30am at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee will be on the men. Entry is $3 for kids and $5 for adults. 354-4501
    8:00am
  • Smelt Derby Dance: The Rotary Club of La Conner hosts the 49th annual Smelt Derby from 8am-3pm at the town's Dirty Biter Dock, the Swinomish Dock, and the South Basin Dock (by the Swinomish Yacht Club). A pancake breakfast, fish painting and more will also be part of the fun. http://www.laconnerrotary.org
    8:00am
  • Bonsai 101: George Berkompas of the Whatcom/Skagit Bonsai Society leads a "Bonsai 101" class at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. He will show you the basic techniques, as well as advanced tips to keep your bonsai happy and healthy. Register in advance for the free workshop. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • OIl Spill Community Workshop: A free "Community Engagement in Oil Spill Response and Readiness" workshop happens from 9am-3pm at Zuanich Park's Squalicum Boathouse. Local, state and federal agency staff will describe their roles as part of "Incident Command," and there will also be reps from the U.S. Coast Guard, DOE, the Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the oil industry. Please RSVP if you plan on attending. 733-1725 or http://www.nwstraits.org
    9:00am
  • Brunch Club: Cooking school coordinator Laura Hartner leads a "Brunch Club" course in Mount Vernon at 9:30am at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Fresh ricotta blintzes with berry sauce and candied bacon will be on the menu. Entry is $25, and includes coffee, tea and a mimosa. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    9:30am
  • Community Meal: Pasta, mixed veggies, green salad, garlic bread and ice cream sundaes will be on the menu at the free bimonthly Community Mea from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. All are welcome. 714-9029
    10:00am
  • Smelt Run: Skagit Symphony hosts a fundraising "Smelt Run" starting at 10am at La Conner Middle School, 305 N. Sixth St. Choose from a 2K walk or 5K and 10K runs. Entry is $30, and a free kids dash will also take place. http://www.skagitsymphony.com
    10:00am
  • Wild Book Discussion: As part of the final week of Whatcom Reads, attend a discussion focusing on Cheryl Strayed's Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail from 10:30am-12pm at the Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd St. http://www.whatcomreads.org
    10:30am
  • Frozen Princess Party: Children's picture book author Barbara Jean Hicks will host a "Princess Party" for fans of Disney's latest animated feature, Frozen, at 11am at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Kids can wear their favorite gowns or tiaras, share their favorite scenes from the film, join a Princess Parade through the store, take pics with the Story Queen, and win prizes for costumes. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    11:00am
  • Washington Beer Open House: Bring your beer-burning questions downtown when the Chuckanut Brewery takes part in the WA Beer Open House from 12-5pm at the hoppy headquarters at 601 W. Holly St. Expect samples, food pairings, and more. http://www.washingtonbeer.com
    12:00pm
  • Designer Craftsmen Panel: Regional artists will be on hand to discuss their works during a "Northwest Designer Craftsmen Panel Discussion and Slideshow" from 1-4pm in Anacortes at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave. Entry is free. http://www.anchorartspace.org
    1:00pm
  • Mini Writing Workshop: Author and University of Washington creative writing instructor Scott Driscoll will be signing copies of his new book, Better You Go Home, and give a mini-workshop on "Inciting Incident and the Desire Quest that Follows" starting at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is free. For more info: http://www.villagebooks.com http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Womencare Gala: Silent and live auctions and a champagne dinner will be part of Womencare Shelter's Annual Gala happening from 5-9:30pm at the Silver Reef Casino Convention Center, 4876 Haxton Way. Tickets are $75. All proceeds support emergency, confidential shelter and crisis support services to victims of domestic violence and their children. http://www.womencareshelter.org
    5:00pm
  • Whatcom Day Academy Benefit Auction: Support the Whatcom Day Academy by attending a benefit auction, "Past to Future: Celebrating 25 Years," from 5:30-9:30pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $65. http://www.whatcomday.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
  • Love Your Ride Winter Cycling Celebration: Beer, baked goods, games, live music, tale-swapping and tips for staying warm and dry on your bike during inclement weather will be part of a "Love Your Ride: A Celebration of Winter Cycling" event starting at 6:30pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Entry is $3. Funds raised benefit Sterling Bike Works, an organization that provides bicycle maintenance and education for youth in the Sterling Drive area. http://www.sterlingbikeworks.com
    6:30pm
  • Tocato Tango: Listen to tunes by Tocato Tango starting at 7pm at Vinostrology Wine Lounge, 120 W. Holly St. Entry is free, wine is not. http://www.vinostrology.com
    7:00pm
  • Dances of Universal Peace: All are welcome at the monthly Dances of Universal Peace from 7-9pm at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew Street Rd. The dances are a dynamic form of contemplative prayer, accompanied by devotional songs and chants, honoring the world’s spiritual traditions. No previous experience is necessary. Entry is by donation. 733-5745
    7:00pm
  • Swing Connection Big Band: "Broadway, Our Way!" will be the focus of a performance featuring Bellingham's Swing Connection big band and members of the Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers from 7-9:30pm at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Feel free to bring your dancing shoes. Suggested donation is $10-$15. 714-0054
    7:00pm
  • Smelt Derby Dance: The Skagit Valley-based dance band known as the Esquires will provide live music at tonight's Smelt Derby Dance from 7-10pm at La Conner's Maple Hall, 104 Commercial St. Tickets are $15 and include one drink, snacks and dancing. http://www.laconnerrotary.org
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: The Bellingham Country Dance Society hosts its bimonthly Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Northern Contraband will perform, and Seattle's Amy Wimmer will do the calling. Suggested donation is $8-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Lumber and Lace Ball: Attend an early 1900s logging era-themed "Lumber and Lace Ball" starting at 7pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. Music by Hot Damn Scandal, DJ Kitchen Sink, and the Country Hamms will be on the menu, and dancing, beverages, appetizers and various activities will be part of the fun. Entry is $25 per person or $40 per couple. Proceeds benefit the Whatcom Hospice Foundation, which provides our community with compassionate end-of-life medical care and support services to terminally ill patients http://www.hospicehelp.org
    7:00pm
  • The Vonvettas CD Release Concert: Post-grunge-era rock and blues, soul, alternative music and more can be heard at a CD Release Concert with the Vonvettas from 7pm-12am at Bell Tower Studios, 1430 N. Garden St. A light show and opening music by Odd Ones Out and the Great Pacific will also be part of the festivities. Entry is free; CDs will be for sale. http://www.thevonvettas.com
    7:00pm
  • The Concordia Choir: The Minnesota-based, nationally lauded 72-voice a cappella ensemble known as the Concordia Choir performs at 7:30pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Tickets are $5-$20. http://www.stpaulsbellingham.org
    7:30pm
  • Keb’ Mo’: Three-time Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist Keb' Mo' returns to Bellingham for an 8pm show at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Attendees can also expect to hear everything from folk to rock, jazz and pop. Tickets are $30-$52. Students can purchase half-price tickets starting one hour before the show. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm

 

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