Week of Sunday, February 1, 2015
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Sunday, February 1, 2015 (10 events)

  • Bird Month Events: "Unlocking the Mysteries of the Snowy Owl" will be the theme of a monthlong exploration of snow owls and other winter migratory birds from 12-5pm Thursday through Sunday at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. Entry is $5. Entry is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Neil Simon’s Rumors: Neil Simon's classic farce, Rumors, continues this weekend with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen weekends through Feb. 14. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Carrion Man: A comedic mystery/horror adventure about a teen put through a series of tests to gain great fortune can be seen when The Carrion Man concludes this week at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Final Fish Hatchery Tours: In conjunction with the return of bald eagles to the Skagit River watershed system, volunteer guides will provide free tours for the final weekend from 11am-3pm Saturday and Sunday at the Marblemount Fish Hatchery, 8319 Fish Hatchery Rd. Tours start inside the visitor's center and proceed outdoors. Sturdy footwear is recommended. Entry is free. http://www.skagitfisheries.org
    11:00am
  • Tax Help: AARP Tax-Aide will be offering free tax preparation service from 1-4:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. IRS-certified volunteers will assist people on a first-come, first-served basis. The service will be available from 1-4:30pm Saturdays and 4-7pm Monday through Thursday through April 15. Starting in February, the Ferndale and Blaine senior centers and the Lynden and Ferndale libraries will also offer tax help by appointment. (360) 920-0476
    1:00pm
  • FAIRHAVEN RIDE: Meet up with folks from Fairhaven Bike & Ski for a weekly race-pace ride at 8am at the Fairhaven Village Green. 733-4433 or http://www.fairhavenbike.com
    8:00am
  • Community Breakfast: Get served by local politicians at the monthly Community Breakfast happening from 8am-1pm at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry to the breakfasts—which feature made-from-scratch pancakes, french toast, sausage, eggs and more—is $2 for kids and $5 for adults. Kids 5 and under are free. 739-9605
    8:00am
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mt. Baker Bike Club for the weekly “Rabbit Ride” starting at 8:30am at Fairhaven Bike & Ski, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route sees riders heading down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. 733-4433 or http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:30am
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8:30am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bike & Ski, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. This is intended to be a fitness ride, and you're encouraged to push yourself. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:30am
  • Writing Group Meeting: The Nonfiction and Memoir Writing Group meets from 3:15-5:15pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. If you're considering joining the group, attend at least two meetings before submitting your works for critique. The group meets on the first and third Sunday of each month. 671-2626
    3:15pm

Monday, February 2, 2015 (7 events)

  • Tax Help: AARP Tax-Aide will be offering free tax preparation service from 1-4:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. IRS-certified volunteers will assist people on a first-come, first-served basis. The service will be available from 1-4:30pm Saturdays and 4-7pm Monday through Thursday through April 15. Starting in February, the Ferndale and Blaine senior centers and the Lynden and Ferndale libraries will also offer tax help by appointment. (360) 920-0476
    1:00pm
  • Bug Presentation: Join Chuckanut Transitions for a "Black and Yellow Bug: Pests, Predators and Pollinators, and How to Deal with Them in Your Garden" program at 6:30pm at the Alger Community Hall, 18735 Parkview Lane (just east of the Alger exit). Entry is by donation. P.S. The presentation will be preceded by a potluck, and followed by the viewing of fire sculptures. http://www.chuckanuttransition.com
    5:30pm
  • YA Reads Book Discussion: All readers of teen literature can attend a new "YA Reads!" book discussion group at 6pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Daniel Brown's The Boys in the Boat will be the subject of the discussion. 778-7231
    6:00pm
  • Caribbean Kitchen: Trinidad native Sarah Chan leads a "Caribbean Kitchen" course from 6-8pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. The recipes Chan will focus on will be adapted for the Northwest. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation. http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm
  • WWU Symphony Orchestra: Enjoy a "cool February night warmed by the music of Debussy, Strauss, and Beethoven" at 8pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Performers will include the WWU Symphony Orchestra and Advanced Women’s Choir, conducted by Ryan Dudenbostel and with Professor Gustavo Camacho on horn. Entry is free and open to the public. 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, February 3, 2015 (9 events)

  • Tax Help: AARP Tax-Aide will be offering free tax preparation service from 1-4:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. IRS-certified volunteers will assist people on a first-come, first-served basis. The service will be available from 1-4:30pm Saturdays and 4-7pm Monday through Thursday through April 15. Starting in February, the Ferndale and Blaine senior centers and the Lynden and Ferndale libraries will also offer tax help by appointment. (360) 920-0476
    1:00pm
  • 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
  • Metales M5: Mexico's leading brass quintet, Metales M5, performs at 12pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Baroque and contemporary music, opera and blues, pop, movie soundtracks, and folk music from Spain, Mexico, and other Latin American countries can be heard. Tickets are $5. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    12:00pm
  • Speaker Series: Pulitzer-nominated author and renowned fly fisherman Seth Norman will discuss writing about fly fishing as part of the Western Libraries Heritage Resources Speaker Series from 4-5:30pm at Western Washington University's Wilson Library. Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.wwu.edu
    4:00pm
  • Talk Time: Attend "Talk Time," a Whatcom Literacy Council program for people who are learning English as a second language, from 5:30-7pm tonight and again Feb. 10 at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. A trained volunteer will be on hand to lead the class, which will focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking English in a casual and comfortable setting. Entry is free; no registration is required. 778-7217
    5:30pm
  • All-Paces Run l: Staffers and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes—by the water or through the woods. During these cold, dark months a headlamp or flashlight is required. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Story and History: "How Story Becomes History: Writing Your Family Story" will be the focus of a discussion and workshop with WWU History Professor Kevin Leonard from 6-8pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. http://www.whatcomreads.org
    6:00pm
  • Lyonnaise Bistro: Karina Davidson shares recipes adapted from the famous Bouchon Bistro in Napa Valley at a "Lyonnaise Bistro" course from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $45, with a $7 wine option payable at class. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Solar Workshop: Fire Mountain Solar presents the basics of home and commercial solar systems work at a "Solar Workshop" with Tim Nelson happening from 6:30-8pm at Camano Island's Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Rd. Locally-made solar components will be on hand at the workshop, including a solar panel made in Bellingham and a micro-inverter made in Poulsbo. Entry is free; please RSVP. http://www.firemountainsolar.com
    6:30pm

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 (16 events)

  • Beauty & the Beast: Students from Lynden Christian High School present showings of Disney's Beauty & the Beast at 7pm Wednesday through Saturday at the Lynden Christian Worship & Fine Arts Center, 515 Drayton St. Tickets to the see the musical are $6-$10. (360) 318-9525
    7:00pm
  • Tax Help: AARP Tax-Aide will be offering free tax preparation service from 1-4:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. IRS-certified volunteers will assist people on a first-come, first-served basis. The service will be available from 1-4:30pm Saturdays and 4-7pm Monday through Thursday through April 15. Starting in February, the Ferndale and Blaine senior centers and the Lynden and Ferndale libraries will also offer tax help by appointment. (360) 920-0476
    1:00pm
  • Writer’s Toolbox Workshop: Village Books and Whatcom Community College's Chuckanut Writers series continues with a workshop dubbed "The Writer's Toolbox: Writing Compelling Dialogue with Roby Blecker" from 9:30am-4:30pm at WCC's Foundation Building, room #201B. Cost is $79. 383-3200 or http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
    9:30am
  • Bellingham Music Club Concert: Winners of the Jack and Ginny Frymire High School Vocal Awards and the Enid Carrick High School Piano awards will perform at a free concert at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. http://www.bellinghammusicclub.wordpress.com
    10:30am
  • Green Drinks: Network with likeminded environmentally aware citizens at the monthly Green Drinks from 5-7pm at RE Sources' Sustainable Living Enter, 2309 Meridian St. At tonight's gathering, you can also learn more about Whatcom County's Comprehensive Plan, one of the most important documents in laying the foundation for growth and development in Whatcom County for the next 20 years. http://www.re-sources.org
    5:00pm
  • GROUP RIDE: The Mt. Baker Bike Club hosts a Group Ride starting every Wednesday at 6pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Be prepared to ride for 30 miles at a race/training pace, and regroup at the brewery following the excursion. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    6:00pm
  • Evening Epic Run: A weekly “Evening Epic Run” begins at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The strenuous runs are 1.5-2 hours in length on hilly terrain with experienced trail runners. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Group Run: All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free and no registration is required. http://www.skagitrunners.org
    6:00pm
  • Snowshoeing Basics: Find out more about a fun winter sport at a "Snowshoeing Basics" clinic with Kathy Whitman from 6-7:30pm at REI, 400 36th St. Whitman will focus on the appropriate selection of gear as well as the basics on what you need and where to go to get started. Please register in advance for the free course. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Winter Soups: Gingered butternut squash soup, Nordic winter vegetable soup and creamy beet borscht will be on the menu at a "Winter Soups" class with Laura Hartner from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 202 S. First St. Entry is $30. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Birchwood Garden Club Meeting: Kathy Veterane of Tapestry Garden will focus on "Garden in Winter" at a presentation at the Birchwood Garden Club's monthly meeting at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. All are welcome. http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Sumas Roundup: Learn more about the "History of the Sumas Roundup" at a presentation at 7pm at the Sumas Senior Center, 451 2nd St. Deborah Morgan will lead the event. Entry is free. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    7:00pm
  • Seamus Blake Jazz Concert: The Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center presents a concert with world-renowned jazz saxophonist Seamus Blake and perennially popular pianist Geoffrey Keezer at 7pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. The duo—who will be joined by bassist Michael Glynn and drummer Julian MacDonough—will play the music of the legendary saxophonist and composer Eddie Harris. Tickets are $10-$20. http://www.wjmac.org
    7:00pm
  • Chuckanut Radio Hour: Leaving Before the Rains Come and Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight author Alexandra Fuller will be featured at tonight's Chuckanut Radio Hour live taping at 7pm at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. The night's events will also include participation by Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes, performance poet Kevin Murphy, a new episode of the "Bellingham Bean," and more. Entry is $5. 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
  • 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, and chances to win platters of cheesy fries. Entry is free. http://www.facebook.com/events
    9:00pm

Thursday, February 5, 2015 (18 events)

  • Beauty & the Beast: Students from Lynden Christian High School present showings of Disney's Beauty & the Beast at 7pm Wednesday through Saturday at the Lynden Christian Worship & Fine Arts Center, 515 Drayton St. Tickets to the see the musical are $6-$10. (360) 318-9525
    7:00pm
  • In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play): Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center's Underground Theater. Tickets to see the edgy play—which is set in a prim upper-class Victorian home where a gentleman doctor has invented a mysterious device to treat women's "hysteria"—are $9-$14. Additional showings happen Feb. 11-14. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Neil Simon’s Rumors: Neil Simon's classic farce, Rumors, continues this weekend with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Feb. 14. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Rabbit Hole: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents performances of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Rabbit Hole starting this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to see the Shawn Fuller-directed play—which focuses on a family overcoming a major loss—are $8-$12. Additional showings happen Feb. 12-15 and 19-22. http://www.clairevgtheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Tax Help: AARP Tax-Aide will be offering free tax preparation service from 1-4:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. IRS-certified volunteers will assist people on a first-come, first-served basis. The service will be available from 1-4:30pm Saturdays and 4-7pm Monday through Thursday through April 15. Starting in February, the Ferndale and Blaine senior centers and the Lynden and Ferndale libraries will also offer tax help by appointment. (360) 920-0476
    1:00pm
  • Project Culinary Genius: Students in grades 5 to 7 can learn to make delicious food with other middle-grade kids at a "Chop It! Project Culinary Genius" class from 3:30-4:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. The program continues Thursdays through Feb. 26, culminating in an Iron Chef competition for prizes. http://www.wcls.org
    3:30pm
  • Western Reads Panel Discussion: Panelists Kevin Leonard, Sheila Webb, and Cornelius Partsch will explore the relationships among politics, sports and popular culture in the United and the Third Reich as part of "Western READS!" at 4pm at WWU's Academic West 204 and at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Both evens pertain to Daniel James Brown's book, The Boys in the Boat: The History and Politics That Changed the World. http://www.wwu.edu/westernreads
    4:00pm
  • Broken Bow Stringband: Music by the Broken Bow Stringband will be complemented by liquid goods from Bellingham's Wander Brewing Company from 5-8pm at Sedro-Woolley's Woolley Market, 829 Metcalf St. Entry is free. http://www.woolleymarket.com
    5:00pm
  • Grain Bowl Goodness: Mary Ellen Carter teaches attendees how to make a "Mediterranean Grain Bowl" from 6-8pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $35, with a $7 wine option payable at class. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Selling the Excerpt: Award-winning writer and editor Laurel Leigh leads a Chuckanut Writers workshop focused on "Selling the Excerpt" starting tonight from 6-9pm at Whatcom Community College’s Cascade Hall, Room #165. At the class—which continues Thursdays through March 12—writers of fiction and nonfiction will gain techniques for crafting a compelling excerpt to showcase their work. Entry is $195. 383-3200 or http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
    6:00pm
  • Comedian’s Open Mic: Western Washington University's Stand Up Comedy Klub presents "A Comedian's Open Mic" with signups starting at 6:30pm at the school's Underground Coffeehouse in the Viking Union. Performances begin at 7pm. Entry to the all-ages show is free and open to the public. http://www.wwu.edu
    6:30pm
  • Human Trafficking Film, Panel: Community members are invited to learn more about the realities of human trafficking at a "Not in Our Community! Sex Trafficking in the Northwest" discussion from 7-8:30pm at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theatre, 734 Kellogg Rd. NFL quarterback Jake Locker will join local advocates from Engedi Refuge and Whatcom Coalition Against Human Trafficking to raise awareness of the issue. A screening of the documentary Chosen will also be part of the free event. (360) 383-3310 or http://www.whatcom.ctc.edu
    7:00pm
  • Armchair Journey: Joe Meche shares stories and photos about a "Baja Birding" trip he took with his wife Cindy last winter at a Travelogue series presentation from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. 778-7000 or http://www.cob.org
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • Romeo & Juliet the Musical: META Performing Arts continues its world premiere run of Rome & Juliet—The Musical this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Set to the original words of William Shakespeare with music composed, orchestrated and conducted by music director Conrad Askland, the play promises to entertain and enlighten. Tickets are $10-$22. Additional showings happen Feb. 12-15. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Nordic Ski Club Meeting: REI's Sharmon Hill will present "The Right Clothes: How to Stay Warm (and Cool) During Outdoor Winter Activities" at a Nooksack Nordic Ski Club meeting and presentation at 7:30pm at Garden Street Methodist Church, 1326 N. Garden St. If you have old, outdated gear you wore in the 1960s or ’70s, feel free to wear it to the gathering. http://www.nooksacknordicskiclub.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 6, 2015 (15 events)

  • Beauty & the Beast: Students from Lynden Christian High School present showings of Disney's Beauty & the Beast at 7pm Wednesday through Saturday at the Lynden Christian Worship & Fine Arts Center, 515 Drayton St. Tickets to the see the musical are $6-$10. (360) 318-9525
    7:00pm
  • In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play): Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center's Underground Theater. Tickets to see the edgy play—which is set in a prim upper-class Victorian home where a gentleman doctor has invented a mysterious device to treat women's "hysteria"—are $9-$14. Additional showings happen Feb. 11-14. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Neil Simon’s Rumors: Neil Simon's classic farce, Rumors, continues this weekend with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Feb. 14. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Rabbit Hole: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents performances of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Rabbit Hole starting this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to see the Shawn Fuller-directed play—which focuses on a family overcoming a major loss—are $8-$12. Additional showings happen Feb. 12-15 and 19-22. http://www.clairevgtheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Space Trek: The men and women of the USS Upfront will return to the stage when the sci-fi format, "Space Trek," shows at 8pm and 10pm every Friday and Saturday in February at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Audience members can get in on the action, too—they'l provide the suggestions that inspire the completely improvised "missions." Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Wear any space-related costume and get $3 off your ticket (at the door). http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Skagit Community Band: Music from the satirical to the sublime can be heard when the Skagit Community Band presents "You Can't Be Serious!' performances at 7:30pm Friday at La Conner's Maple Hall and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall. At both concerts, featured soloist Valerie Smith will perform "Rhapsody for Flute." Tickets are $10 for seniors and students, $$15 for adults, or $30 per family (free for kids 12 and under). http://www.skagitcommunityband.org
    7:30pm
  • The Rainmaker: The Alger Lookout Thespian Association (ALTA) continues its run of showings of N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker at performances 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, at the Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. The romantic and poignant comedy focuses on the 1935 Nebraska drought happening both in the fields and the hearts of the characters. Tickets are $10-$14; additional showings happen Feb. 13-15. http://www.altatheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Mt. Baker Snowshoeing: Join members of the Mount Baker Club for a "Mt. Baker Snowshoe" excursion today. Meet at 9am in the parking area behind the Maple Falls Shell Station, or carpool from Bellingham. Expect winter conditions. http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    9:00am
  • Blogs That Get Noticed: Author and active blogger Dawn Groves leads a hands-on Chuckanut Writers workshop focused on how to "Create Blogs That Get Noticed" from 9am-4pm at Whatcom Community College's Foundation Building, room #101J. Prerequisite: You must have a Gmail account set up. Entry is $89. http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
    9:00am
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Winter Fundraiser: Help raise funds for the Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club at a "Winter Fundraiser" happening from 5-8pm at the Sedro-Woolley Community Center, 703 Pacific St. Tickets are $20 and include a gourmet pasta dinner, entry to a silent auction, raffle packages and more. http://www.skagitraisesgreatkids.org
    5:00pm
  • Gallery Walk: Anne Martin McCool Gallery, Burton Jewelers, Scott Milo Gallery, the Majestic Inn and Spa, H20, and Gallery at the Depot will be among the participants in the monthly Gallery Walk happening from 6-9pm throughout downtown Anacortes. Per usual, entry is free and open to all. http://www.anacortesart.com
    6:00pm
  • Art Walk: Put on your strolling shoes for Downtown Bellingham Partnership's monthly Art Walk happening from 6-10pm throughout the urban core. This month's participants include Make.Shift Art Space, Dakota Art Store, Studio UFO, the Downtown Visitors Center, Honey Salon, Allied Arts, Bay Street Studios, Fourth Corner Frames, Pickford Art Studios, Aslan Brewing Co., Bayou on Bay, Downtown Emporium, and more. Entry is free. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Las Cafeteras: Afro-Caribbean music, modern rhythms, hip-hip-hop, lyrically rich storytelling and much more will combine when the Los Angeles-based ensemble known as Las Cafeteras performs at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $20. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • 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, February 7, 2015 (30 events)

  • Beauty & the Beast: Students from Lynden Christian High School present showings of Disney's Beauty & the Beast at 7pm Wednesday through Saturday at the Lynden Christian Worship & Fine Arts Center, 515 Drayton St. Tickets to the see the musical are $6-$10. (360) 318-9525
    7:00pm
  • In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play): Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center's Underground Theater. Tickets to see the edgy play—which is set in a prim upper-class Victorian home where a gentleman doctor has invented a mysterious device to treat women's "hysteria"—are $9-$14. Additional showings happen Feb. 11-14. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Neil Simon’s Rumors: Neil Simon's classic farce, Rumors, continues this weekend with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Feb. 14. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Rabbit Hole: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents performances of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Rabbit Hole starting this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to see the Shawn Fuller-directed play—which focuses on a family overcoming a major loss—are $8-$12. Additional showings happen Feb. 12-15 and 19-22. http://www.clairevgtheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Space Trek: The men and women of the USS Upfront will return to the stage when the sci-fi format, "Space Trek," shows at 8pm and 10pm every Friday and Saturday in February at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Audience members can get in on the action, too—they'l provide the suggestions that inspire the completely improvised "missions." Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Wear any space-related costume and get $3 off your ticket (at the door). http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Skagit Community Band: Music from the satirical to the sublime can be heard when the Skagit Community Band presents "You Can't Be Serious!' performances at 7:30pm Friday at La Conner's Maple Hall and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall. At both concerts, featured soloist Valerie Smith will perform "Rhapsody for Flute." Tickets are $10 for seniors and students, $$15 for adults, or $30 per family (free for kids 12 and under). http://www.skagitcommunityband.org
    7:30pm
  • The Rainmaker: The Alger Lookout Thespian Association (ALTA) continues its run of showings of N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker at performances 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, at the Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. The romantic and poignant comedy focuses on the 1935 Nebraska drought happening both in the fields and the hearts of the characters. Tickets are $10-$14; additional showings happen Feb. 13-15. http://www.altatheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • 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: The Ferndale Food Bank hosts its monthly fundraising Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. http://www.ferndalefoodbank.org
    8:00am
  • Southside Wandering: Join members of the Mount Baker Club for a "Southside Wandering" outing starting at 9am at the Alaska Ferry Terminal. The "leisurely" walk will continue through various trails and residential neighborhoods between Taylor Street and Fairhaven Park. http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    9:00am
  • Vegetable Gardening 101: Get the basics on starting your seeds inside and out for a successful summer harvest at a free "Starting from Seed: Vegetable Gardening 101" class at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Please register in advance. 676-5480 or http://www.garden-spot.com
    9:00am
  • Birding in Blaine: Join birder Joe Meche and the North Cascades Institute for a "Winter Visitors: Birding Blaine, Birch Bay, and Semiahmoo" excursion from 9am-4pm throughout the area. More than 250 bird species can be found in the marine, upland and open-meadow habitats between the Canadian border and the south end of Birch Bay. Cost is $95. http://www.ncascades.org
    9:00am
  • Sculpture Woods: Peruse the studio grounds of sculptor Ann Morris at a monthly open house from 10am-5pm on Lummi Island at Morris' Sculpture Woods, 3851 Legoe Bay Rd. The working studio will not be open, but visitors are free to peruse the 16 large sculptures on the grounds. Entry is free; please leave your cameras at home. http://www.annmorrisbronze.com
    10:00am
  • Mingled Visions Openin: Attend opening day of "Mingled Visions: Images from the North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis" and "Magic Windows/Framing Place" from 10am-5pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. The exhibits will show through May 10. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    10:00am
  • Pumpkin Growing Class: Champion pumpkin grower Phil Renniger will teach gardeners how to get their giant pumpkins "off to a roaring good start" at a class starting at 11am in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Learn about early season protection, pruning, fertilizing and overall care. Entry is $8; reservations are required. http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
    11:00am
  • Pruning Workshop: George Kaas of the Blaine CORE program leads a Pruning Workshop for adults from 11am-1pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Included will be Grafting 101, which will cover scionwood, harvesting, labeling and storage. (360) 305-3637
    11:00am
  • The Art of Storytelling: As part of "Whatcom READS!" events, attend a workshop focused on "The Art of Storytelling" from 2-4pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Participants will learn practical techniques on how to find, develop and tell stories from an experienced storyteller and folklorist. http://www.whatcomreads.org
    2:00pm
  • Author Trading Chapbook Meetup: Attend an Author Trading Chapbook Meetup from 2-4pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Author Trading Chapbooks are miniature chapbooks that are traded around the world. Authors create, trade and collect them at organized events like this one. Entry is free. 778-7217 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    2:00pm
  • Traditional Jazz: The Clamdigger Jazz Band will perform New Orleans/Dixieland music at the Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society’s monthly concert and dance from 2-5pm at the VFW Hall, 625 N State St. Entry is $6 for students, $10 for members, and $12 for non-members. 734-2973 or http://www.btjs.webs.com
    2:00pm
  • Bug Jam: Join the Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) for its monthly BUG Jam from 3-5pm at St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. Beginners can show up at 2pm for an introductory session. http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
    3:00pm
  • Edison Opening: Avian-influenced paintings by Kat Houseman and Justin Gibbens and sculpture from Peregrine O'Gormley, Kristin Loffer Theiss, and Marceil DeLacy can be seen at an opening reception from 5-8pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. View the varied works through Feb. 22. http://www.smithandvallee.com
    5:00pm
  • Hearts for Housing: The community is invited to join hearts and hands for Lydia Place's 14th annual "Hearts for Housing" Gala and Auction starting at 5pm at the Best Western Lakeway Inn, 714 Lakeway Dr. Billed as the "Valentine event of the season," festivities will include a champagne social hour featuring harpist Alishia Joubert and a jazz trio, a reception, a plated dinner, a romantically curated live auction, seasonal cocktails and more. Tickets are $65. http://www.lydiaplace.org
    5:00pm
  • To the West Reception: Attend an opening reception for Lisa McShane's "To the West" exhibit from 5:30-7:30pm at Fairhaven's Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th st. The new paintings focus on light and its interaction with water and land. See them through March 6. http://www.luciadouglas.com
    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
  • Brewers’ Ball: Local brewers will be on hand to share their liquid goods at a "Brewers' Ball" happening from 6-10pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. "Awkward ’80s Prom" will be the theme of the night's festivities, and attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately. Tickets are $15 and include two drinks, appetizers, dancing and "unlimited awkward prom photos." http://www.brewersball.brownpapertickets.com
    6:00pm
  • Jaguar’s Children: Bestselling author John Vaillant reads from his new book of fiction, The Jaguar's Children, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Red and Black Dance: "Ladies in Red, Men in Black" will be the theme of a USA Dance Bellingham event tonight from 7-10pm at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. Wendy and Megan Bloom will teach a nightclub two-step lesson at 7pm, and the Thomas Harris Quintet will perform starting at 8pm. Singles and beginners are welcome. Entry is $7-$10. http://www.bellinghamusadance.com
    7:00pm
  • Brass Monkey Theater Club: View "short works put up in short order" at a Brass Monkey Theater Club performance at 7:30pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The six short plays will focus on the theme of "magic." Additional BMTC shows happen March 3 and April 1. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Folk Dance Party: The Makedonians will play the traditional music of Greece and surrounding countries at the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers' monthly Folk Dance Party starting at 7:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. The event is open to the public; please bring soft-soled shoes for dancing, food to share and a donation for the band (suggested donation is $15). (360) 676-5750
    7:30pm
  • Scottish Social Dance: Join the Scottish Country Dancers for a Social Dance from 7:30-10:30pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Some experience is required, but all dances will be walked through. Entry is $7-$10. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:30pm

 

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