Week of Sunday, March 9, 2014
(110 events)

Sunday, March 9, 2014 (11 events)

  • Oklahoma!: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! opens this week with showings at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The musical features students from Bellingham, Squalicum, and Sehome high schools, and is directed by Teri Grimes. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the school or at Village Books. Additional showings happen March 13-16. 676-6575
    7:00pm
  • Bingo, the Winning Musical: Friendship and number-calling will both be part of performances of Bingo, the Winning Musical at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Lynden's Claire Vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets for the "splashy, zippy, outrageously funny new musical" are $8-$12. Additional showings happen through March 16. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Skagit Opera’s Die Fledermaus: Skagit Opera presents showings of the comedic opera known as Die Fledermaus at 7:30pm Friday and 3pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College St. Tickets are $25-$59. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Whidbey Island Studio Tour: Whidbey Working Artists present the 10th annual "Spring Studio Tour" from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday throughout Whidbey Island. The free, self-guided tour features 25 artists showing and selling their work at 17 working studios/venues, and will include demonstrations and more. The event happens in conjunction with the famous Penn Cove Musselfest in Coupeville. http://www.whidbeyworkingartists.com
    10:00am
  • Dance Gallery Spring Concert: Works by local and national choreographers can be seen when Dance Gallery hosts its 23rd annual Spring Concert at 7:30pm Saturday and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $12. http://www.dancegallery.org
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Spring Bridal Show: Get advice from more than 40 of the area's most talented local wedding experts at the "Organized Bride" Spring Bridal Show from 11:30am-4:30pm at the Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. Entry is $10 and includes entry into the Man Cave, a luncheon buffet, belly dance demos and lessons and a bridal fashion show. http://www.thesimplyorganizedbride.com
    11:30am
  • Earth Care Action Concert: Flip Breskin, Zeke Hoskin, Janet Peterson, Richard Scholtz, and Laura Smith will sing songs appealing to children and families about our relationship with the environment and our hopes for the future at an "Earth Care Action" concert at 1:30pm at Saint James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. Entry is free. 733-1325
    1:30pm
  • Whatcom Chorale: "Songs of Earth" will be the theme of a Whatcom Chorale concert at 3pm at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham, 2401 Cornwall Ave. The performance will feature a variety of Broadway tunes, and will include many showstoppers. Tickets are $5-$20. http://www.whatcomchorale.org
    3:00pm
  • Doors and Mountains: Adrianne Harum reads from her new book of fiction, A Man Came Out of the Door in the Mountain, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    4:00pm

Monday, March 10, 2014 (5 events)

  • Pinocchio Auditions: Be prepared to dance when the Northwest Washington Theatre Group holds auditions for upcoming performances of Disney's My Son Pinocchio at 7pm Monday and Tuesday at Fountain Community Church, 2100 Broadway. Performances begin in late May. http://www.nwtg.org
    7:00pm
  • Employee Art Show: Diverse works of art created by talented Western Washington University faculty and staff can be viewed at the 20th annual Employee Art Show from 11am-4pm Monday through Thursday at WWU's Viking Union 565. The jewelry, paintings, photos, ceramics, metal and wood crafts, and fiber art can also be seen March 17-21. An opening reception happen from 2-5pm Monday, March 10. 650-3407 or http://www.wwu.edu
    11:00am
  • Blaine Book Group: Tayari Jones' Silver Sparrow will be the focus of a Monday Book Discussion Group from 6-8pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. All adults are invited to join the discussion. 305-3600
    6:00pm
  • Progressive Forum: "Get Big Money Out of Politics" will be the focus of a Whatcom Progressive Forum (formerly known as Tipple & Talk) at 7pm at Birch Bay's Bay Horizon Park's Conference Building, 7506 Gemini St. Please RSVP. 371-5312
    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. 305-3600
    8:00pm

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 (13 events)

  • Pinocchio Auditions: Be prepared to dance when the Northwest Washington Theatre Group holds auditions for upcoming performances of Disney's My Son Pinocchio at 7pm Monday and Tuesday at Fountain Community Church, 2100 Broadway. Performances begin in late May. http://www.nwtg.org
    7:00pm
  • Employee Art Show: Diverse works of art created by talented Western Washington University faculty and staff can be viewed at the 20th annual Employee Art Show from 11am-4pm Monday through Thursday at WWU's Viking Union 565. The jewelry, paintings, photos, ceramics, metal and wood crafts, and fiber art can also be seen March 17-21. An opening reception happen from 2-5pm Monday, March 10. 650-3407 or http://www.wwu.edu
    11:00am
  • Double Meal Deal: Local eateries will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Lighthouse Mission as part of a Double Meal Deal fundraiser happening throughout the day. The Grace Cafe, Casa Que Pasa, Mount Bakery, Brandywine Kitchen, Ciao Thyme, Muddy Waters Espresso, Bellingham Bar & Grill, and Dutch Treat will be among the participants, so visit them today and help the homeless. http://www.thelighthousemission.org
    8:00am
  • 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
  • Author Visit: Children's and teen author Sigmund Brouwer will talk about everything from giant slingshots, to knights of mystery and destiny, to controlling robots with your brain at 4pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Entry is free. 305-3600
    4:00pm
  • Ancestry Workshop: Experienced researcher and certified librarian Sheryl Fullner will lead an Ancestry Workshop at sessions at 4pm and 6:30pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. The class will meet again March 18, then monthly until October. http://www.wcls.org
    4:00pm
  • Wearin’ O’ the Green Run: Don shades of green and be in the running for a free pair of Saucony shoes at a "Wearin' O' the Green Run" starting at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. Participants can also get their pictures taken with crazy props, partake of green-themed snacks and more. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Spice of Life: Dieticians from Skagit Valley Hospital will lead a "Spice Up Your Life" course from 6-8pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Students will explore how spices can enhance both the flavors of our food and our health. Entry is $25. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:00pm
  • Travis Brass: Traditional brass compositions and jazz, ragtime and popular music can be heard when Travis Brass, the Air Force Band of the Golden West, performs at 6:30pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Entry is free. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    6:30pm
  • Tasting Greece: "A Taste of the Greek Islands" will be the focus of a course with Lisa Samuel at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Samuel will share her favorite dishes from her recent travels. Entry is $48. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • Storycatcher Circle: Retired Professor of Communication and Creativity Holly Giffin will host a "Storycatcher Circle" at 7pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. The gathering will focus on ideas from Christina Baldwin's book, Storycatcher: Making Sense of Our Lives Through the Power and Practice of Story. Entry is free. http://www.wcls.org
    7:00pm
  • Astoria: Prolific author Peter Stark reads and shares ideas from his latest historically based book, Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • MVHS Festival Concert: Attend a performance with the award-winning Mount Vernon High School bands and orchestras at an MVHS Festival Concert at 7pm at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $4-$8. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:00pm

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 (12 events)

  • The Aristocats Kids: The Skagit Family Learning Center presents performances of Disney's The Aristocats Kids at 7pm Wednesday and Thursday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Entry to the musical is free. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • Employee Art Show: Diverse works of art created by talented Western Washington University faculty and staff can be viewed at the 20th annual Employee Art Show from 11am-4pm Monday through Thursday at WWU's Viking Union 565. The jewelry, paintings, photos, ceramics, metal and wood crafts, and fiber art can also be seen March 17-21. An opening reception happen from 2-5pm Monday, March 10. 650-3407 or http://www.wwu.edu
    11:00am
  • Book Discussion: The Wednesday Book Discussion Group will discuss Queen Noor's Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life from 12-2pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. All are welcome. 305-3600
    12:00pm
  • Second Chapter: Cheryl Strayed's Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail will be the focus of today's 2nd Chapter book discussion group at 2pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. New members are welcome. 778-7230
    2:00pm
  • Canal Cruising: Yerda Yearsley and Bruce Taylor will lead an info session focusing on "Luxemotor Rival: Cruise the Canals of France" at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The slideshow will highlight their travels along the canals of France in their historic 1925 Dutch Canal. http://www.rivalsfrance.com
    4:00pm
  • Winter Gardening: Learn how to grow fresh greens on your windowsill when George Kass leads a "Winter Gardening" course from 4-6pm at the Blaine Public Library, 610 Third St. The C.O.R.E. gardening program will also focus on what can be wintered over in your garden, as well as hoop houses and how to get a jump on the growing season. Entry is free. http://www.wcls.org
    4:00pm
  • St. Patrick’s Dinner: A delicious dinner, a raffle and live Irish music performed by the band Up in the Air will be part of a St. Patrick's Community Dinner from 5-7pm at the Blaine Senior Community Center, 763 G St. Funds raised will benefit the Whatcom Senior Nutrition Program to help ensure that no senior goes hungry. Entry is by donation. 733-4030
    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
  • Japanese Tapas: Chef Mary Ellen Carter schools participants on "Isakaya: Japanese Tapas" at 6:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Shattered Glass: Western Washington University professor Randall C. Jimerson delves into the climax of the civil rights movement in Alabama's largest city when he reads from Shattered Glass in Birmingham at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 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

Thursday, March 13, 2014 (20 events)

  • The Aristocats Kids: The Skagit Family Learning Center presents performances of Disney's The Aristocats Kids at 7pm Wednesday and Thursday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Entry to the musical is free. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • Employee Art Show: Diverse works of art created by talented Western Washington University faculty and staff can be viewed at the 20th annual Employee Art Show from 11am-4pm Monday through Thursday at WWU's Viking Union 565. The jewelry, paintings, photos, ceramics, metal and wood crafts, and fiber art can also be seen March 17-21. An opening reception happen from 2-5pm Monday, March 10. 650-3407 or http://www.wwu.edu
    11:00am
  • No Signs of Intelligent Life: See Brian Starchman's comedy about aliens observing human behavior when No Signs of Intelligent Life shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theatre, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Tickets will be $5 at the door. 383-3532 or http://www.whatcom.ctc.edu
    7:30pm
  • Anne of Green Gables: A family-friendly production of Anne of Green Gables can be seen at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2:30pm Saturday, at Mount Vernon's Hamming Commons, 820 W. Blackburn Rd. Tickets are $10. (360) 424-9157
    7:00pm
  • Sketchopedia: Krissa Woiwod and Kimberly Ross present showings of "Sketchopedia" at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The educational sketch comedy focuses on subject matter that starts with the letter A, and is described as "a journey through history, pop culture and the animal kingdom, with singing and dancing. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Lynden Craft & Antique Show: The 28th annual "Lynden Craft & Antique Show" takes place from 10am-8pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday, at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. The event features works by more than 100 talented artisans, and includes handcrafted gifts, home decor, garden and vintage treasures. Entry is $4-$5. http://www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com
    10:00am
  • Dance Faculty Concert: Student performers will explore current dance interests through original choreography by Western Washington University dance faculty at the annual "Dance Faculty Concert" at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8-$12. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Bingo, the Winning Musical: Friendship and number-calling will both be part of performances of Bingo, the Winning Musical at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Lynden's Claire Vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets for the "splashy, zippy, outrageously funny new musical" are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Oklahoma!: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! continues with showings at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The musical features students from Bellingham, Squalicum, and Sehome high schools, and is directed by Teri Grimes. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the school or at Village Books. 676-6575
    7:00pm
  • Kindergarten Lessons: Get a funny, insightful and heartwarming look at what is profound in everyday life when Robert Fulghum's musical, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Sehome High School Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets are $8-$10. http://www.sehomedrama.weebly.com
    7:30pm
  • The Writer Within Workshop: Motivational speaker and award-winning author Randall Platt with help participants discover the "Writer Within" at a free workshop with the Skagit Valley Writers League from 1-3pm at the Mount Vernon Senior/Community Center, 1401 Cleveland. Please reserve a spot in advance. http://www.skagitwriters.org
    1:00pm
  • Family Book Club: Kids in second to fourth grade can read on their own or with a parent or caregiver at today's Page Turners Family Book Club at 4pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Pick up copies of E.B. White's Trumpet of the Swans or bring a favorite book to share. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    4:00pm
  • Affluenza: Join RE Sources, the Community Food Co-op, and Village Books when Affluenza: How Overconsumption Is Killing Us and How to Fight Back author John de Graaf leads a conversation focusing on ideas from his book at 6:30pm at the YWCA, 1026 N. Forest St. He'll talk about how communities can work together to overcome affluenza and regain creativity, control and time. Entry is free. http://www.re-sources.org
    6:30pm
  • Janet Peterson and Friends: Motherlode's Janet Peterson presents an evening of contemporary folk music at a 7pm concert at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. She will be joined by Richard Scholtz, Flip Breskin, Caree Wardrop and perhaps a surprise guest or two. Suggested donation is $8-$15. 305-1245
    7:00pm
  • Seussical the Musical: Characters from at least 15 Dr. Seuss books will meet and make appearances when a cast of 50 presents Seussical the Musical at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets are $7-$10. 383-9261
    7:00pm
  • Financial Focus: Economist and educator Lewis Mandell shares ideas from his new book What To Do When I Get Stupid: A Radically Safe Approach to a Difficult Financial Era at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • Baker Book: Todd Warger and John D'Onofrio will join the Whatcom County Historical Society to share stories and images from their Images of America: Mount Baker book at 7:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcomhistory.net
    7:30pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Friday, March 14, 2014 (26 events)

  • PhotoLush 2014: Clinton James Photography and Evantide Photography will team up to offer the second annual "PHotoLUSH" gathering Friday (at Broadway Hall) and Saturday (at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal). Photographic and business experts from Bellingham and Seattle will be on hand to give presentations on business, art and technique, and there will also be hands-on demos and model shoots for all participants. Entry is $95. http://www.photolushnw.wix.com
    5:30pm
  • Employee Art Show: Diverse works of art created by talented Western Washington University faculty and staff can be viewed at the 20th annual Employee Art Show from 11am-4pm Monday through Thursday at WWU's Viking Union 565. The jewelry, paintings, photos, ceramics, metal and wood crafts, and fiber art can also be seen March 17-21. An opening reception happen from 2-5pm Monday, March 10. 650-3407 or http://www.wwu.edu
    11:00am
  • No Signs of Intelligent Life: See Brian Starchman's comedy about aliens observing human behavior when No Signs of Intelligent Life shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theatre, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Tickets will be $5 at the door. 383-3532 or http://www.whatcom.ctc.edu
    7:30pm
  • Anne of Green Gables: A family-friendly production of Anne of Green Gables can be seen at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2:30pm Saturday, at Mount Vernon's Hamming Commons, 820 W. Blackburn Rd. Tickets are $10. (360) 424-9157
    7:00pm
  • Sketchopedia: Krissa Woiwod and Kimberly Ross present showings of "Sketchopedia" at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The educational sketch comedy focuses on subject matter that starts with the letter A, and is described as "a journey through history, pop culture and the animal kingdom, with singing and dancing. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Lynden Craft & Antique Show: The 28th annual "Lynden Craft & Antique Show" takes place from 10am-8pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday, at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. The event features works by more than 100 talented artisans, and includes handcrafted gifts, home decor, garden and vintage treasures. Entry is $4-$5. http://www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com
    10:00am
  • Dance Faculty Concert: Student performers will explore current dance interests through original choreography by Western Washington University dance faculty at the annual "Dance Faculty Concert" at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8-$12. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Bingo, the Winning Musical: Friendship and number-calling will both be part of performances of Bingo, the Winning Musical at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Lynden's Claire Vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets for the "splashy, zippy, outrageously funny new musical" are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Oklahoma!: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! continues with showings at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The musical features students from Bellingham, Squalicum, and Sehome high schools, and is directed by Teri Grimes. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the school or at Village Books. 676-6575
    7:00pm
  • Kindergarten Lessons: Get a funny, insightful and heartwarming look at what is profound in everyday life when Robert Fulghum's musical, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Sehome High School Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets are $8-$10. http://www.sehomedrama.weebly.com
    7:30pm
  • Theatresports: Two teams of improvisors will vie for glory and championship status at "Theatresports" matches at 8pm and 10pm every Friday and Saturday through March at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets 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
  • Wings Over Water Birding Festival: Art displays, wildlife exhibits and speakers, guided field trips, an all-day Birding Expo, bird viewing stations, Drayton Harbor excursions, activities for kids and plenty of information about the incredible variety of migratory birds that flock to the area will be part of the 12th annual "Wings Over Water" Birding Festival happening from Friday through Sunday at various locations in Blaine. Most events are free. http://www.wingoverwaterbirdingfestival.com
    12:00pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in March at Whatcom Falls Park (Scudder Pond entrance). Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Woof & Whiskers Awards Luncheon: Enjoy a vegetarian lunch while attending Whatcom Humane Society's "Woof & Whiskers" Awards Luncheon starting at noon at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. The event honors people and businesses that have gone above and beyond the "paw" of duty for animals in our community. Entry is by donation; please RSVP. http://www.whatcomhumane.org
    12:00pm
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Wine Tasting Fundraiser for Jude Grimm: A Wine Tasting Fundraiser will help raise funds for cancer patient Jude Grimm—a former Bellingham resident and owner of Robert Jude Salon—from 5-8pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. A $20 suggested donation includes wine tasting and appetizers. Bottles of wine will also be available for purchase. (360) 961-3398 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    5:00pm
  • Trail Running Film Festival: Full-length and short films showcasing the challenges, beauty and community inherent in the world of trail running can be seen at tonight's "Trail Running Film Fest" starting at 6pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. In addition to "visiting" the forests, mountains and finish lines, there'll be music by the Pine Hearts. Tickets are $10. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    6:00pm
  • Outside In Opening Reception: An opening reception for Christopher Gildow, Thomas Haag, and Fred Holcomb's "Outside In" takes place from 6-9pm in Anacortes at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave. The show—which addresses the intermediate place between then and now/outside and inside, and the travelers who find themselves there—will be up through April 20. http://www.anchorartspace.org
    6:00pm
  • Moon Walk: Local women are invited to join Wild Whatcom Walks for a "Moon of the Chinook Wind" excursion from 6:30-8pm in Whatcom County (the location will be revealed once you register). Explore what spring means to you, discover what's so magical and irritating about pollen and enjoy a reflective moment in the moonlight. Entry is $10. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    6:30pm
  • Kailua Bites: "Best Bites: 1950s Kailua" will be the focus of a class with Chef Robert Fong from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Fong will recreate recipes from his youth in Kailua, Hawaii. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • All is Silence: Celebrate the release of Ferndale writer Robert L. Slater's debut "young adult apocalyptic" novel All is Silence at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The novel, written by the Windward High School teacher, is set in Bellingham as a virus that is decimating the worlds’ population. There will be music, a short reading, and a question and answer period. http://www.robslater.com
    7:00pm
  • Caladh Nua: Hear music deeply rooted in the Southern countries of Ireland when the versatile five-piece ensemble known as Caladh Nua performs at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $25. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • The Miser: Stone Town Theatre Works opens its production of Moliere's comedic masterpiece known as The Miser this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $10 at the door, and additional performances happen March 21-22 and 28-29. http://www.stonetowntheatreworks.com
    7:30pm
  • St. Patrick’s Celebration with Geoffrey Castle: Award-winning electric Celtic rock violinist Geoffrey Castle will be joined by the Snohomish Firefighters Pipe and Drum Band and vocalist Connor Dunworleya for a St. Patrick's Day Celebration from 7:30-10:30pm in Anacortes at the H20 Club, 314 Commercial Ave. Tickets are $20. (360) 755-3956 or http://www.brownpapertickets.com
    7:30pm
  • Jazzy Fundraiser: The Squalicum High School Jazz Band and the Bellingham Youth Jazz band will perform at a Swing Dance Fundraiser from 8-10:30pm at the Squalicum High School Commons, 3773 E. McLeod Rd. Show up at 7pm for dance instruction with the WWU Swing Kids. Tickets will be $5-$10 at the door. 676-6470 or http://www.bellinghamschools.org
    8:00pm

Saturday, March 15, 2014 (36 events)

  • PhotoLush 2014: Clinton James Photography and Evantide Photography will team up to offer the second annual "PHotoLUSH" gathering Friday (at Broadway Hall) and Saturday (at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal). Photographic and business experts from Bellingham and Seattle will be on hand to give presentations on business, art and technique, and there will also be hands-on demos and model shoots for all participants. Entry is $95. http://www.photolushnw.wix.com
    5:30pm
  • Mona Style: Art and fashion will take center stage at the Museum of Northwest Art's 30th annual "MoNA Style" happening this weekend at the museum and throughout La Conner. More than 30 Northwest artists will share their handmade, wearable art and home fashions, and there'll be lunch gatherings, fashion shows and more. Artists will have booths open from 10am-5pm Saturday and 12-6pm Sunday at MoNA, 121 S. First St. Entry is free. A fashion show and silent auction at 7pm Saturday is $30. http://www.monamusem.org
    10:00am
  • No Signs of Intelligent Life: See Brian Starchman's comedy about aliens observing human behavior when No Signs of Intelligent Life shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theatre, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Tickets will be $5 at the door. 383-3532 or http://www.whatcom.ctc.edu
    7:30pm
  • Anne of Green Gables: A family-friendly production of Anne of Green Gables can be seen at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2:30pm Saturday, at Mount Vernon's Hamming Commons, 820 W. Blackburn Rd. Tickets are $10. (360) 424-9157
    7:00pm
  • Sketchopedia: Krissa Woiwod and Kimberly Ross present showings of "Sketchopedia" at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The educational sketch comedy focuses on subject matter that starts with the letter A, and is described as "a journey through history, pop culture and the animal kingdom, with singing and dancing. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Lynden Craft & Antique Show: The 28th annual "Lynden Craft & Antique Show" takes place from 10am-8pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday, at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. The event features works by more than 100 talented artisans, and includes handcrafted gifts, home decor, garden and vintage treasures. Entry is $4-$5. http://www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com
    10:00am
  • Dance Faculty Concert: Student performers will explore current dance interests through original choreography by Western Washington University dance faculty at the annual "Dance Faculty Concert" at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8-$12. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Bingo, the Winning Musical: Friendship and number-calling will both be part of performances of Bingo, the Winning Musical at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Lynden's Claire Vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets for the "splashy, zippy, outrageously funny new musical" are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Oklahoma!: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! continues with showings at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The musical features students from Bellingham, Squalicum, and Sehome high schools, and is directed by Teri Grimes. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the school or at Village Books. 676-6575
    7:00pm
  • Kindergarten Lessons: Get a funny, insightful and heartwarming look at what is profound in everyday life when Robert Fulghum's musical, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Sehome High School Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets are $8-$10. http://www.sehomedrama.weebly.com
    7:30pm
  • Theatresports: Two teams of improvisors will vie for glory and championship status at "Theatresports" matches at 8pm and 10pm every Friday and Saturday through March at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets 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
  • Wings Over Water Birding Festival: Art displays, wildlife exhibits and speakers, guided field trips, an all-day Birding Expo, bird viewing stations, Drayton Harbor excursions, activities for kids and plenty of information about the incredible variety of migratory birds that flock to the area will be part of the 12th annual "Wings Over Water" Birding Festival happening from Friday through Sunday at various locations in Blaine. Most events are free. http://www.wingoverwaterbirdingfestival.com
    12:00pm
  • 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: All are welcome at a Pancake Breakfast happening from 8-11am at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. Admission is $4 for kids and $6 for adults. 332-8040
    8:00am
  • Swedish Pancake Breakfast: Enjoy "Swedish pancakes made by Norwegians" at the monthly Swedish Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St. Entry is $3 for kids and $7 for adults. 733-6618
    8:00am
  • Squires Lake Hike: Join members of the Mount Baker Club for a Squires Lake and Alger Alp hike today. If you want to carpool, meet at 8:30am at Sunnyland Elementary, 2800 James St. Suggested donation to carpool is $5. http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    8:30am
  • Parade Breakfast: Get fed before participating in today's St. Patrick's Day Parade at a breakfast gathering starting at 9am at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Breakfast sandwiches, coffee and green cider will be available. Entry is $4; proceeds benefit the March for Meals campaign. 733-4030
    9:00am
  • Make It and Take It: Create an English-style hypertufa trough at a "Make It and Take It" class at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Class fee is $39 and includes all supplies. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Brunch Club: Corn beef hash and sweet Irish soda bread will be on the menu at a "Brunch Club" gathering at 9:30am in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Diners will enjoy a demo of the dishes with their breakfast and leave with recipes. Entry is $25. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    9:30am
  • Runnin’ O’ the Green: Don colors of the forest for today's "Runnin' O' the Green" 5K run and walk starting at 10am at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry is $15-$35 (free for kids 8 and younger). 778-7000 or http://www.cob.org
    10:00am
  • Winter Farmers Market: Local meats, cheeses, breads, baked goods, winter-hardy vegetables and fruit and much more will be available at the monthly Winter Farmers Market from 10am-3pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. The Bellingham Farmers Market opens for the season Sat., April 5, and continues weekly through Dec. 20. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Fruit Growing Workshops: A "Learn to Grow Fruit Trees" workshop happens from 10:30am-12pm at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. At 1:30pm, attend "Growing Apples and Pears." Both workshops are free, and no registration is required. Be prepared to be outside. For more info: http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    10:30am
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Bellingham Police Chief Clifford Cook will be the grand marshal of the fifth annual Bellingham St. Patrick's Day Parade starting at noon on the corner of Cornwall Avenue and Ohio Street. Traditional Irish musicians, marching bands, bicycle groups, local businesses and nonprofits and more will take part in the fun. Entry to take part in the lineup is free and open to all family-friendly, non-political groups. http://www.stpatsbham.com
    12:00pm
  • Limelight Writer: All Things At Once author Mika Brzezinski will give an onscreen talk and interview at the monthly "Writers in the Limelight" gathering at noon at the Pickford Film Center's Limelight Cinema, 1416 Cornwall Ave. Entry is $6. http://www.pickfordfilmcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Fidalgo Youth Symphony: More than 70 young musicians will present a program of diverse orchestra works with the Fidalgo Youth Symphony present an "Early Spring Concert" at 1pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$15. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    1:00pm
  • Pruning Projects: "Garden Trellises & More: Fun Projects with Pruned Cuttings" will be the focus of a Blaine C.O.R.E. presentation from 1-3pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Bryn Homsey will lead the free class, which will also include a short slideshow. 332-7435
    1:00pm
  • Writer’s Workshop: Bring a sample of your writing (2,000 words or less) to share at a Writer's Workshop from 2-4pm at the Point Roberts Library, 1487 Gulf Rd. All adults are welcome. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    2:00pm
  • Bellingham Chamber Chorale: Works by French masters will be highlighted at the Bellingham Chamber Chorale's "Shadow and Light" performances at 3pm and 7:30pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Soprano Amber Sudduth Bone and organist Wade Dingman will also make appearances. Tickets are $5-$20. http://www.bccsings.org
    3:00pm
  • Effortless Mind: Ajayan Borys shares ideas from his new book, Effortless Mind: Meditate with Ease, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Roller Betties Bout: Check out bout number three of the Bellingham Roller Betties seventh derby season starting at 5pm at Whatcom Community College's Orca Pavilion. Entry is $6 for kids and $14 general (kids 7 and under are free). Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. http://www.bellinghamrollerbetties.com
    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
  • Family Field Trip: Join Wild Whatcom Walks for a "Moon of the Beaver" Family Field Trip from 6:30-8pm at Squires Lake. Enjoy an interactive exploration of beaver ecology and perhaps a personal view of these busy rodents of unusual size. Bring your binoculars for quiet observation. Entry is $10 per person, or $30 for a family of four. Please register in advance. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    6:30pm
  • Trio Affettuoso: As part of the Amadeus Project Series, Trio Affettuoso will perform pieces by Bach, Hebden, Loeillet, and more at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Tickets will be $10 for students and $20 general. 724-7300 or http://www.theamadeusproject.org
    7:00pm
  • Vaudevillingham: The Bellingham Circus Guild hosts its monthly uncensored variety show, "Vaudevillingham," at 7pm and 9pm performances at the group's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Expect everything from dance to comedy, aerial acts, magic, theater, juggling, improv, burlesque, music and more. Suggested donation is $5-$10 at the door. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Skagit Symphony Masterpiece Concert: Violinist Victoria Parker will be the featured performer when the Skagit Symphony presents its "Masterpiece Concert" at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $20-$40. http://www.mcintryehall.org
    7:30pm

 

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