Week of Sunday, November 23, 2014
(80 events)

 

 

Sunday, November 23, 2014 (11 events)

  • Radium Girls: Attend showings of Radium Girls at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Sehome High School Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. The play is inspired by a true story that takes a look at the "commercialization of science, and the power of the truth." Tickets are $10. http://www.sehomedrama.weebly.com
    7:30pm
  • Allied Arts Holiday Festival: The annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival continues from 10am-6pm Wednesdays through Sundays through Dec. 24. at 4145 Meridian St. (near Park Bowl). The works of more than 100 local artisans and craftspeople can be perused and purchased at the festival. Entry is free. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Repertory Dance’s Swing/Shift: Bellingham Repertory Dance presents its ninth annual fall concert, titled "Swing/Shift" at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 5pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The performances—which will feature six works from choreographers who have never been presented in Bellingham—examine the comfort of repetitive patterns and the "delicious liberty" of changing the rhythm. Tickets are $14-$16. 734-2776 or http://www.bhamrep.org
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Farmers Market: Support local famers and get some of your Thanksgiving food shopping done early when the Anacortes Farmers Market hosts its 8th annual "Holiday Farmers Market" from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the Anacortes Port Warehouse, 100 Commercial Ave. Live music, door prizes and more will happen throughout the weekend. Entry is free. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Women’s Fall Market: Twenty-plus representatives of national companies such as Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Miche Bag, and more will show and sell their wares at today's "Shop for the Cause: Women's Fall Market and Expo from 10am-4pm at the Best Western Lakeway Inn & Conference Center, 714 Lakeway Dr. Live music and raffles will take place throughout the day. Entry is $5. http://www.shopforthecause.org
    10:00am
  • Songs of Hope and Comfort: Western Washington University's Concert Choir and featured soloists will perform at an annual concert dubbed "A Light in the Darkness: Songs of Hope and Comfort" at 2pm and 7pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Tickets are $10-$15. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    2:00pm
  • Whatcom Symphony Orchestra: "Mozart Meets Mahler" will be the theme of today's Whatcom Symphony Orchestra concert at 3pm at the Mount Baker Theatre. Soprano Dawn Wolski will be the featured performer at the concert, which explores the connections between two giants of the classical musical world. Tickets are $13-$39. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    3:00pm
  • Buddhism and Bucks: Buddhist teacher and mortgage broker Layth Matthews shares ideas from The Four Noble Truths of Wealth: A Buddhist View of Economic Life at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome acts as an introduction to Buddhism with application to the challenges and opportunities that money and livelihood present. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • BUA: Traditional Irish music can be heard when BUA performs at 7:30pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Tickets to see the Chicago-based performers are $15. http://www.buamusic.com
    7:30pm

Monday, November 24, 2014 (6 events)

  • Student Exhibit: Eighteen art students at Western Washington University will share their "eclectic selection of expressions" at the "XVIII" exhibit from 9am-5pm Monday and Tuesday at the school's B Gallery, FI 118. A reception takes place from 4:30-8pm Monday, and is open to all. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    9:00am
  • Senior Expo: Live music, entertainment, interactive demonstrations on popular activities for seniors, information sessions on everything from travel to healthcare, and more will be part of "Northwest Senior Day" events from 9am-3pm at the Event Center at the Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, 4876 Haxton Way. Entry is free. http://www.silverreefcasino.com
    9:00am
  • Literary Open Mic: Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience when local writer and teacher Laurel Leigh emcees the monthly Open Mic at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Bring your novel excerpts to celebrate National Novel Writing Month or other stories, poems and essays. Sign up at the main counter or by calling the number listed here. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Alternative Library, 1417 Railroad Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation. http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm
  • Composers of Western: Original work will be performed for the first time at a free "Composers of Western" concert at 8pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Students will debut works for a variety of instruments and ensembles. 650-3130
    8:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9:30pm every Monday at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    9:30pm

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (7 events)

  • Student Exhibit: Eighteen art students at Western Washington University will share their "eclectic selection of expressions" at the "XVIII" exhibit from 9am-5pm Monday and Tuesday at the school's B Gallery, FI 118. A reception takes place from 4:30-8pm Monday, and is open to all. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    9:00am
  • 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
  • Novel Writing Month Support: As part of National Novel Writing Month, authors who are taking part in the NaNoWriMo project can meet up to discuss and work on their novels from 4-8pm Tuesdays and 4-6pm Thursdays in November at the SkillShare space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. A wrap-up session happens Sat., Nov. 29. Entry is free. 778-7217 or http://www.nanowrimo.org
    4:00pm
  • Bellingham Reads: Discuss W. Bernard Carlson's Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age at a "Bellingham Reads" book discussion group meeting at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. New members are always welcome. 778-7323
    6:30pm
  • Bellingham Under Ice: Geology professor Doug Clark will join the North Cascades Audubon Society to helm a presentation focusing on "Bellingham Under Ice and Water! The Fascinating Glacial History of Western Whatcom County" at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:00pm
  • The Woods: Political veteran Ronald Geigl reads from his new book of fiction, The Woods, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The novel is set in the turbulent world of labor unrest and big-timber logging in the Pacific Northwest during the waning days of the Great Depression. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • BHS Fall Choral Concert: Attend a Fall Choral Concert at 7pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The free, family-friendly performance will showcase the small ensembles of the school's exceptional music department, including the mixed and treble choirs and the Showstoppers swing choir. (360) 715-9125
    7:00pm

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (9 events)

  • Allied Arts Holiday Festival: The annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival continues from 10am-6pm Wednesdays through Sundays through Dec. 24. at 4145 Meridian St. (near Park Bowl). The works of more than 100 local artisans and craftspeople can be perused and purchased at the festival. Entry is free. P.S. The festival will be closed for Thanksgiving. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Master Gardener Alert: Gardeners looking to broaden their existing knowledge of horticulture and sustainable gardening practices should know the WSU Master Gardener Program is accepting applications through Dec. 11. The 10-week class begins Feb. 4, and meets from 9:30am-3pm Wednesdays through April. http://www.whatcom.wsu.edu
    12:00pm
  • High School Book Club: Students in 9th through 12th grade can explore different books and read Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely at a High School Book Club meeting at 4pm at the new Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Snacks and prizes will also be part of the fun. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    4:00pm
  • 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
  • Miracle on 34th Street Benefit Show: Attend a special preview performance of Miracle on 34th St.: The Musical at 7pm at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8 for kids, $15 for students and seniors, and $20 for adults; funds raised benefit the Alternative Humane Society. Bellingham Theatre Guild
    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
  • White Christmas: The Theater Arts Guild presents showings of the beloved holiday musical known as White Christmas starting this week at 7:30pm Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $10-$24 and additional showings happen through Dec. 13. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Comedy at the Shoe: Attend the weekly "Shoe Me the Funny" comedy showcase starting at 9pm every Wednesday at the Ranch Room at the Horseshoe Cafe, 113 E. Holly St. The event features six comedians vying for your vote, a highlighted comedian, host Mike Cramblett, and chances to win platters of cheesy fries. Entry is free. http://www.facebook.com
    9:00pm

Thursday, November 27, 2014 (7 events)

  • Allied Arts Holiday Festival: The annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival continues from 10am-6pm Wednesdays through Sundays through Dec. 24. at 4145 Meridian St. (near Park Bowl). The works of more than 100 local artisans and craftspeople can be perused and purchased at the festival. Entry is free. P.S. The festival will be closed for Thanksgiving. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • La Conner Turkey Trot: Get some exercise before sitting down to your calorie-laden Thanksgiving meal at the 7th annual "Turkey Trot" starting at 8am at the La Conner Elementary School, 305 N. 6th St. The family-friendly event is free. http://www.lovelaconner.com
    8:00am
  • Old Town Thanksgiving Dinner: The 42nd annual Thanksgiving Dinner takes place from 10am-3pm at Bellingham's Old Town Cafe, 316 W. Holly St. All are welcome at the free feast, which is run by a horde of loyal volunteers. 671-4431 or http://www.theoldtowncafe.com
    10:00am
  • Community Thanksgiving Dinner: American Legion Family Post 86 will serve a free Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 11am-4pm at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. Although there's no cost do attend, donations will be appreciated. (360) 332-8040
    11:00am
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Friday, November 28, 2014 (14 events)

  • Allied Arts Holiday Festival: The annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival continues from 10am-6pm Wednesdays through Sundays through Dec. 24. at 4145 Meridian St. (near Park Bowl). The works of more than 100 local artisans and craftspeople can be perused and purchased at the festival. Entry is free. P.S. The festival will be closed for Thanksgiving. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Doubles and Triples: Teams of two will create never-before-seen stories and scenarios at "Doubles" shows at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, "Triples" teams will take the stage. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Bob’s Your Elf: Comedy and the holidays combine when Bob's Your Elf opens this weekend with 7:30pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen weekends through Dec. 20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Fairhaven Holiday Festival: Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet visitors in the Victorian-era gazebo at the corner of Harris Avenue and 10th Street from 3-4:30pm Friday to kick off the Fairhaven Holiday Festival. The night's activities will also include the annual Lighting of the Trees at 5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, entertainment by Bellingham High School's Showstoppers, and, from 5-8pm, a Holiday Art Walk. From 12-3pm Saturday, there will be free carriage rides, and from 5-8pm, the Holiday Art Walk will continue. http://www.fairhaven.com
    3:00pm
  • Holiday Art Walk: As part of the opening weekend of the Fairhaven Holiday Festival, attend an Art Walk from 5-8pm Friday and Saturday at a variety of venues throughout historic Fairhaven. The Whatcom Art Market, Three French Hens, Artwood, Good Earth Pottery, Morgan Block Studios, Renaissance Celebration, Colophon Cafe, and others will be sharing the creative visions of local artists. Entry is free. http://www.fairhaven.com
    5:00pm
  • Holiday Art Show: Glass artists Melissa Ballenger and Annett Tamm will be joined by wood turner Sherrie Greenleaf, collagist Maggi Mason, ceramicist Kathy Huckleberry and others at a Holiday Art Show happening from 10am-6pm every Friday through Sunday through Dec. 21 in Mount Vernon at Ballenger Studio, 15502 State Route 9. Entry is free. http://www.melissaballenger.com
    10:00am
  • Miracle on 34th Street: Is Santa a myth? Find out when Kris Kringle takes on the cynics in a musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite, Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical, starting this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14 and additional showings take place through Dec. 14. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Deck the [Old City] Hall: Shop, sing, see Santa, enjoy dozens of decorated trees and enter to win a special "decked out' tree for your home at part of "Deck the [Old City] Hall" from 12-5pm every Thursday through Sunday through Dec. 28 at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Special events will happen through December. Entry is free with museum admission. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in November at Bellingham's Cornwall Park. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Lighthouse Mission Thanksgiving: The Lighthouse Mission hosts its annual Thanksgiving Meal from 12-1:30pm at the Assumption Church Gym, 2116 Cornwall Ave. In addition to the traditional meal, there will also be a clothes giveaway. Entry is free. http://www.thelighthousemission.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
  • Western Line Dancing: A Western Line Dance class meets at 6pm Friday at Lynden's Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. The group dances the oldies to the latest western, with a little bit of rock and roll. Entry is $5 per class. (360) 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • Native American Heritage Day Concert: Swil Kanim, Cindy Minkler, Peter Ali, and JP Falcon Grady will perform at the fourth annual "Native American Heritage Day Concert" at 7pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. The event honors the rich cultural heritage, history and vital contributions of America's indigenous peoples. Entry is by donation. http://www.honorworks.net
    7:00pm
  • Friday Night Dance Party: A mix of swing, Latin and ballroom will be highlighted and danced to with an introductory lesson at the weekly Friday Night Dance Party from 7:30-10pm at the Bellingham Dance Company, 1705 N. State St. Admission is $5-$7. http://www.bellinghamdancecompany.com
    7:30pm

Saturday, November 29, 2014 (26 events)

  • Allied Arts Holiday Festival: The annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival continues from 10am-6pm Wednesdays through Sundays through Dec. 24. at 4145 Meridian St. (near Park Bowl). The works of more than 100 local artisans and craftspeople can be perused and purchased at the festival. Entry is free. P.S. The festival will be closed for Thanksgiving. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Doubles and Triples: Teams of two will create never-before-seen stories and scenarios at "Doubles" shows at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, "Triples" teams will take the stage. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Bob’s Your Elf: Comedy and the holidays combine when Bob's Your Elf opens this weekend with 7:30pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen weekends through Dec. 20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Fairhaven Holiday Festival: Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet visitors in the Victorian-era gazebo at the corner of Harris Avenue and 10th Street from 3-4:30pm Friday to kick off the Fairhaven Holiday Festival. The night's activities will also include the annual Lighting of the Trees at 5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, entertainment by Bellingham High School's Showstoppers, and, from 5-8pm, a Holiday Art Walk. From 12-3pm Saturday, there will be free carriage rides, and from 5-8pm, the Holiday Art Walk will continue. http://www.fairhaven.com
    3:00pm
  • Holiday Art Walk: As part of the opening weekend of the Fairhaven Holiday Festival, attend an Art Walk from 5-8pm Friday and Saturday at a variety of venues throughout historic Fairhaven. The Whatcom Art Market, Three French Hens, Artwood, Good Earth Pottery, Morgan Block Studios, Renaissance Celebration, Colophon Cafe, and others will be sharing the creative visions of local artists. Entry is free. http://www.fairhaven.com
    5:00pm
  • Holiday Art Show: Glass artists Melissa Ballenger and Annett Tamm will be joined by wood turner Sherrie Greenleaf, collagist Maggi Mason, ceramicist Kathy Huckleberry and others at a Holiday Art Show happening from 10am-6pm every Friday through Sunday through Dec. 21 in Mount Vernon at Ballenger Studio, 15502 State Route 9. Entry is free. http://www.melissaballenger.com
    10:00am
  • Miracle on 34th Street: Is Santa a myth? Find out when Kris Kringle takes on the cynics in a musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite, Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical, starting this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14 and additional showings take place through Dec. 14. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Deck the [Old City] Hall: Shop, sing, see Santa, enjoy dozens of decorated trees and enter to win a special "decked out' tree for your home at part of "Deck the [Old City] Hall" from 12-5pm every Thursday through Sunday through Dec. 28 at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Special events will happen through December. Entry is free with museum admission. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Kale House Art Show: Approximately 20 artists from Whatcom and Skagit counties will share their creative wares at the 15th annual "Kale House Art Show & Sale" from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at Everson's Kale House, 201 Kale St. Entry is free. http://www.kalehouse.net
    10:00am
  • International Market: Oaxacan rugs, clothing from Nepal, Guatemalan scarves and weaving, Peruvian jewelry, food, music, local artisans and fair trade gifts from around the world will be part of a Fair Trade Festival and International Market from 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland St. The event supports traditional arts, women’s rights and economic opportunity. (360) 424-5854
    11:00am
  • Hilltop Holiday Craft Sale: Jewelry, pottery, soaps and lotions, aprons and other handcrafted items by local artisans can be checked out at the "Hilltop Holiday Craft Sale" from 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at La Conner's Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. 4th St. Entry is free. http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
    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
  • Holiday Wreath Making: Learn how to design an elegant wreath composed of aromatic holly, cones, twigs and berries at a "Holiday Wreath Making" course at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Workshop fee is $39, and includes all supplies. Please register in advance. 676-5480 or http://www.garden-spot.com
    9:00am
  • Vintage Craft Fair and Quilt Show: Help raise funds for Bellingham's historic Pickett House by purchasing goods at a Vintage Craft Fair and Quilt Show from 9am-4pm in Ferndale at the Tillicum House at Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. The park will also be hosting tours and be decorated for the holidays. http://www.ferndaleheritagesociety.com
    9:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: Attend the weekly Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 20 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Shop Small Saturday: Downtown Bellingham Partnership will host a retail-focused event as part of Shop Small Saturday throughout the day in downtown Bellingham. Participating businesses will decorate their storefronts with red ribbons and provide refreshments to customers. Carolers, buskers and other street performers will entertain throughout the day to create a festive feel. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    10:00am
  • Indies First Recommendations: Book chats featuring various local authors recommending some of their favorite books just in time for the holiday gift-giving season will take place at "Indies First" events at 11am and 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The year-round campaign supports independent bookstores. http://www.villagebooks.com
    11:00am
  • Holiday Tea: Tea, cider and assorted delicacies can be had at the 19th annual "Holiday Tea" from 12-5pm in Mount Vernon at the 1880s-era schoolhouse Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. The event will also include live music, candlelight and more. Entry is by donation; please make reservations for one of the four seatings. http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
    12:00pm
  • Songs for Bella: Mike Bucy, Marcia Kester, Ford Giesbrecht, David Guilbault, Jean Mann, David Lee Howard, and Gary Baugh will perform at a "Songs for Bella" fundraiser happening from 2-9pm in La Conner at Washington Sips, 608 S. First St. The event is intended to raise funds for Bella Hamerly, a local youth fighting leukemia. A $5 charge will be added to each bill; additional donations are appreciated. http://www.washingtonsips.com
    2:00pm
  • Novel Writing Wrap-up: As part of National Novel Writing Month, authors who have taken part in the NaNoWriMo project can attend a "Wrap Up!" from 3-6pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave, Entry is free. 778-7217 or http://www.nanowrimo.org
    3:00pm
  • Think Red Holiday Show Reception: Check out the annual multi-artist "Think Red Holiday Show" at an opening reception from 4:30-7:30pm at Friday Harbor's Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle St. The festive show runs through Jan. 3. http://www.waterworksgallery.com
    4:30pm
  • 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
  • Contra Dance: Come play in the band, call a dance or just dance at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's Open Band Night Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Entry is $6-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Neil Diamond Tribute Concert: Impersonator Jay White shares his talents at an "America's Diamond: A Neil Diamond Tribute" concert at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the longtime Las Vegas headliner are $30-$35; a portion of the proceeds will benefit Bellingham's Brigid Collins Family Support Center. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Salsa Night: Join Rumba Northwest for "Salsa Night" starting at 9pm every Saturday at Cafe Rumba, 1430 N. State St. After an introductory lesson, attendees can dance to the a mix of Latin rhythms, including salsa, merengue, bachata, cha-cha-cha, and more. Entry to the all-ages event is $4. http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
    9:00pm
  • Stash Bash Fundraiser: WilldaBeast and DJ KitchenSink will provide music at tonights "Stash Bash" fundraiser starting at 9pm at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. The Bellingham Nightlife-sponsored event will also include his and her "Best Mustache" contests and more. Entry is $1 with a real mustache, $3 with a fake one, and $5 without; proceeds benefit iDiOM Theater. http://www.bellinghamnightlife.com
    9:00pm

 

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