Week of February 19, 2017

TODAY 12 events
  • All Day KMRE broadcaster receives citizen journalism award 
  • All Day 17th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival 
    The 17th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival will feature films and facilitated discussions designed to foster dialogue, promote action and encourage the community to explore and engage with critical issues from Feb. 16-25 at a variety of venues―including the Pickford Film Center, Bellingham High School, Bellingham Public Library, Whatcom Community College, Whatcom Museum, Sehome High School, Northwest Indian College, First Congregational Church, Deming Public Library, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, and Squalicum High School. Entry to the films is free. See the full schedule online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.bhrff.webs.com
  • All Day New documentary focuses human rights film festival 
  • 9:00am Orchid Show and Sale 
    The Mt. Baker Orchid Society hosts its annual Show and Sale from 9am-5pm Saturday, and 9am-4pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at Skagit Valley Gardens, 18923 Johnson Rd. The event includes an orchid exhibit and judging, plant ales by members and vendors, information on orchid culture, an art exhibit and re-potting of personal orchids (by donation). Entry is free.
    Skagit Valley Gardens :: http://www.orchid-society.net/mt-baker
  • 7:00pm Arsenic and Old Lace 
    The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents a hilarious twist on murder mysteries when they present showings of Arsenic and Old Lace starting this week at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The tale focuses on a young man in love who discovers his spinster aunts and unbalanced brothers aren't quite what they seem. Tickets are $8-$12. Additional performances happen through March 5.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
  • 7:30pm Into the Woods 
    Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf, Rapunzel, and a plethora of other enchanted characters will all make appearances when Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairytale, Into the Woods, continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Oak Harbor at the Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets to the musical are $20. Additional showings happen through March 5.
    Whidbey Playhouse :: http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Sedro-Woolley Breakfast 
    Eggs to order, omelets, hash browns, pancakes and more will be available at a monthly Community Breakfast taking place from 8-11am in Sedro-Woolley at American Legion Post #43, 701 Murdock St. Entry is $5 for kids and $7 for adults.
    American Legion Post #43 :: http://www.sedro-woolley.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Rabbit Ride 
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bicycle, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
    Fairhaven Bicycle :: http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Kevin Ranker completes his sermon 
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Positive Blues 
    Resonator guitar and ukulele goddess Del Rey and blues fiddler Suzy Thompson will explore the upbeat, positive side of the blues in a show that is "wise, womanly, witty and well-played" at 2pm at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Suggested donation is $15.
    Nancy's Farm :: http://www.nancysfarm.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Mock and Maher 
    Join folk icon Dan Maher and local a cappella trio Mockingbird for a winter afternoon of good music to nourish the soul at the second annual "Mock and Maher: A Concert of Friends" from 3-5pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry is free.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Tartarus 
    Eric Andrews-Katz reads from his new book of fiction, Tartarus, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Olympian Gods, the contemporary Pacific Northwest, and magic are part of the tale.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
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Monday, February 20 11 events
  • All Day KMRE broadcaster receives citizen journalism award 
  • All Day 17th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival 
    The 17th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival will feature films and facilitated discussions designed to foster dialogue, promote action and encourage the community to explore and engage with critical issues from Feb. 16-25 at a variety of venues―including the Pickford Film Center, Bellingham High School, Bellingham Public Library, Whatcom Community College, Whatcom Museum, Sehome High School, Northwest Indian College, First Congregational Church, Deming Public Library, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, and Squalicum High School. Entry to the films is free. See the full schedule online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.bhrff.webs.com
  • All Day New documentary focuses human rights film festival 
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Winter Camping Basics 
    How to plan, how to stay warm, how to select winter appropriate gear and what to expect when setting up camp and during your overnighter will be covered at a "Winter Camping Basics" class at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free primer.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Bite of Blaine 
    Local restaurants and area food confectioners from Blaine and Birch Bay will serve up tasty samplings of their edible wares at the 16th annual "Bite of Blaine" Food Fest from 6-8pm at Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Tickets are $30; get them early, as there will be no ticket sales at the door.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.blainechamber.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Cuban Salsa 
    Rumba Northwest hosts a "Cuban Salsa for Beginners" class at 6pm at Bell Tower Studios, 1430 N. Garden St. At 7pm, a "Cuban Salsa Advanced" class takes place. Entry to the classes is $8 for regular students, $12 for drop-ins.
    Bell Tower Studios :: http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Pizza Party 
    Chef Jesse Otero leads a "Make Your Own Sourdough Pizza" class from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Participants will be mixing, shaping, and stretching dough, so be prepared to dive in! Come hungry, as pizza and Italian-inspired appetizers will be enjoyed. Entry is $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Rock and Gem Club Meeting 
    Members of the Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club will be showing fluorescent minerals from their collections at their monthly meeting at 7pm at Bloedel Donovan, 2214 Electric Ave. There will also be door prizes, a silent auction of rocks and rock-related material, refreshments and a brief business meeting. Visitors are always welcome, with or without rocks.
    Bloedel Donovan Community Center :: http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Rock & Gem Club Meeting 
    Members of the Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club will be  showing fluorescent minerals from their collections at their monthly meeting at 7pm at Bloedel Donovan Community Center, 2214 Electric Ave. There will also be  door prizes, a silent auction of rocks and rock-related material, refreshments and a brief business meeting. Visitors are always welcome, with or without rocks.
    Bloedel Donovan Community Center :: http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
  • 8:00pm - 10:30pm Swing Dance 
    All ages and experience levels are invited to a weekly Swing Dance starting with a beginner drop-in class from 8-8:30pm at Eagles Hall, 1125 N. Forest St. From 8:30-10:30pm, all levels are invited to dance the night away. No partner is needed due to the friendly, community atmosphere swing dancing is known for. Entry is $3-$5.
  • 9:30pm - 11:00pm 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. Each week, the event features approximately 20 standup comedians who each do a four-minute set.
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Tuesday, February 21 12 events
  • All Day KMRE broadcaster receives citizen journalism award 
  • All Day 17th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival 
    The 17th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival will feature films and facilitated discussions designed to foster dialogue, promote action and encourage the community to explore and engage with critical issues from Feb. 16-25 at a variety of venues―including the Pickford Film Center, Bellingham High School, Bellingham Public Library, Whatcom Community College, Whatcom Museum, Sehome High School, Northwest Indian College, First Congregational Church, Deming Public Library, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, and Squalicum High School. Entry to the films is free. See the full schedule online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.bhrff.webs.com
  • All Day New documentary focuses human rights film festival 
  • 8:30am - 5:00pm Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting 
    Make connections by joining farmers, fishers, grocery buyers, food artisans, processors and distributors at Sustainable Connections' annual Northwest Washington Farm to Table Trade Meeting from 8:30am-5pm at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. This year's theme is "The Future of Local: The Power of Storytelling and Collective Marketing." Entry is $50-$60 and includes a locally sourced seven-course lunch.
    Bellingham Technical College :: http://www.sconnect.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Community Preparedness 
    The American Red Cross will host a "Community Preparedness Education" presentation at 2pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Topics will include disaster planning, preparedness, local natural hazards, how to build inexpensive and effective disaster kits and much more. Entry is free.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Baker Backcountry Basics 
    Necessary gear, common mistakes, best practices and places to ride will be part of a free "Baker Backcountry Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. The Mt. Baker area of the North Cascades offers endless backcountry ski and snowboard lines for those with the right tools, experience and time. Please register in advance.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Putting the kick in cross-country 
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm All-Paces Run 
    Staff 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. Entry is free.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Prawn Particulars 
    Enjoy guest Alaskan spot shrimp fisherman Tom Traibush’s tall tales, real adventure stories, and lots of his great shrimp when he joins Chef Robert Fong for an "Alaskan Spot Prawns" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $49.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Dressings, Sauces and Stocks 
    Mataio Gillis leads a "Dressing, Sauces and Stocks" class starting at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Students will learn the basics for making delicious vinaigrettes and dressings and flavorful stocks for your soups and sauces. Light fare to pair with the dressings will be provided. Entry is $58.
    Ciao Thyme Commons :: http://www.ciaothyme.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Tides 
    Writer, sailor and surfer Jonathan White will take readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides when he shares stories from Tides: The Science & Spirt of the Ocean at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book combines lyrical prose, colorful adventure travel, and provocative scientific inquiry into the elemental, mysterious paradox that keeps our planet’s waters in constant motion.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Books on Tap 
    Jonathan Evison's West of Here will be the topic of a Books on Tap meeting from 7-8:30pm at the North Fork Brewery, 6186 Mt. Baker Hwy. The event will be led by Deming Library staff Erin Suda and Katrina Carabba.
    North Fork Brewery :: http://www.wcls.org
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Wednesday, February 22 14 events
  • All Day KMRE broadcaster receives citizen journalism award 
  • All Day 17th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival 
    The 17th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival will feature films and facilitated discussions designed to foster dialogue, promote action and encourage the community to explore and engage with critical issues from Feb. 16-25 at a variety of venues―including the Pickford Film Center, Bellingham High School, Bellingham Public Library, Whatcom Community College, Whatcom Museum, Sehome High School, Northwest Indian College, First Congregational Church, Deming Public Library, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, and Squalicum High School. Entry to the films is free. See the full schedule online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.bhrff.webs.com
  • All Day New documentary focuses human rights film festival 
  • 9:00am - 10:30am Community Coffee and Tea 
    All are are invited to a free "Community Coffee & Tea" event from 9-10:30am in Maple Falls at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, 8251 Kendall Rd. The free weekly event features snacks from the Co-op Bakery, hot beverages and the company of your friends and neighbors. All ages are welcome.
    East Whatcom Regional Resource Center :: (360) 499-3944 or http://www.oppco.org
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Ukulele for Everyone 
    Cynthia Rogers of the Bellingham Ukulele Group leads a "Ukulele for Everyone" gathering at 4:15pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Ukuleles will be available for use, and Rogers will host a demo, beginning lessons and a song circle. Entry to the all-ages event is free.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Garden Design Class 
    Hardscape assessments, project scope, materials use, home and view integration, sunlight, air flow and other landscaping decisions will be on the roster when Blaine C.O.R.E. presents a "Garden Design" class from 4-6pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. The free class repeats from 10am-12pm Sat., Feb. 25.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Handmade Pasta Class 
    Join Executive Chef Bruno Feldeisen for a "Handmade Pasta & Tortellini" class from 5:30-7:30pm at Pierside Kitchen at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry is $79 and includes food, a glass of wine or tastings, an apron and keepsake recipe cards.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm 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.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Kombucha and Kefir 
    Oly-Cultures founder Julie Martin leads a "Make Your Own Kombucha and Kefir Water" class from 6:30-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Both of these fermented beverages are probiotic and teeming with beneficial bacteria. Entry is $25.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Frankie Gavin 
    Acclaimed Irish fiddler and flutist Frankie Gavin will share his myriad talents from 6:30-8:30pm at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Gavin has played for four American presidents and is the founder of the renowned DeDannans. Tickets are $20.
    Leopold Crystal Ballroom :: http://www.brownpapertickets.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Unsettlers 
    Mark Sundeen shares ideas from Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book follows a diverse group of Americans― urban and rural, female, and male, black and white―on their complicated quest for a simpler life in modern times, raising fascinating and subversive questions about the way we live, eat and work.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nothing simple about it 
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Mike Allen Quartet 
    A string quartet will join the Mike Allen Quartet for a concert from 7-9:30pm at the Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center at Unity Spiritual Center, 1095 Telegraph Rd. Entry is $5 for students, $10 general.
    Unity Spiritual Center :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 9:00pm - 11:00pm Panty Hoes 
    Aruba Sterling and Mahogony Night host a weekly drag queen production, "Panty Hoes," at 9pm at Rumors Cabaret, 1119 Railroad Ave. The duo—who are joined by other talented performers every Wednesday—have been performing for decades, and promise to deliver a great show. Suggested donation is $3; proceeds raised go to various LGBTQ-supported organizations.
    Rumors Cabaret :: http://www.rumorscabaret.com
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Thursday, February 23 10 events
  • All Day KMRE broadcaster receives citizen journalism award 
  • 7:00pm Arsenic and Old Lace 
    The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents a hilarious twist on murder mysteries when they present showings of Arsenic and Old Lace continuing this week at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The tale focuses on a young man in love who discovers his spinster aunts and unbalanced brothers aren't quite what they seem. Tickets are $8-$12. Additional performances happen March 2-5.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
  • 7:30pm Into the Woods 
    Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf, Rapunzel, and a plethora of other enchanted characters will all make appearances when Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairytale, Into the Woods, continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Oak Harbor at the Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets to the musical are $20. Additional showings happen through March 5.
    Whidbey Playhouse :: http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
  • 7:30pm Up the Down Staircase 
    Squalicum High School Drama Club presents showings of Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the school's headquarters at 3733 E. McLeod Rd. Tickets to sit in on the story of a young and idealistic educator who takes her first job in an inner-city school in New York City are $5-$10.
    Squalicum High School :: http://www.sqhsdrama.weebly.com
  • 7:30pm Ubu Roi 
    Witness the story of a power-hungry buffoon of a ruler who lays waste to his newly-conquered kingdom thanks to his greed and self-indulgence when iDiOM Theater presents showings of Alfred Jarry's controversial Ubu Roi at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $15; additional performances of the social satire take place March 2-4 and 8-11.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • All Day 17th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival 
    The 17th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival will feature films and facilitated discussions designed to foster dialogue, promote action and encourage the community to explore and engage with critical issues from Feb. 16-25 at a variety of venues―including the Pickford Film Center, Bellingham High School, Bellingham Public Library, Whatcom Community College, Whatcom Museum, Sehome High School, Northwest Indian College, First Congregational Church, Deming Public Library, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, and Squalicum High School. Entry to the films is free. See the full schedule online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.bhrff.webs.com
  • All Day New documentary focuses human rights film festival 
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Incognito 
    Enjoy a minimum of six seasonally inspired courses at the bimonthly "Incognito" dinner beginning at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Conviviality is encouraged and reservations are essential. Entry is $68.
    Ciao Thyme :: http://www.ciaothyme.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Pasta Faves 
    Cindy McKinney cooks five fabulous pasta dishes for your enjoyment at a "Pasta Favorites" class happening from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Between Two Worlds 
    The Bellingham Chamber Music Society presents "Between Two Worlds" with guitarist and keyboardist BJ Block and a lineup of other area musicians for a modern chamber music concert at 7:30pm at Make.Shift Art Space, 306 Flora St. The performance will blend elements of classical, jazz and contemporary styles. Tickets are $5 for students, $15 general.
    Make.Shift Art Space :: http://www.bellinghamchambermusic.org
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Friday, February 24 23 events
  • All Day KMRE broadcaster receives citizen journalism award 
  • All Day Into the Woods 
    Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf, Rapunzel, and a plethora of other enchanted characters will all make appearances when Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairytale, Into the Woods, continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Oak Harbor at the Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets to the musical are $20. Additional showings happen through March 5.
    Whidbey Playhouse :: http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
  • All Day Arsenic and Old Lace 
    The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents a hilarious twist on murder mysteries when they present showings of Arsenic and Old Lace continuing this week at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The tale focuses on a young man in love who discovers his spinster aunts and unbalanced brothers aren't quite what they seem. Tickets are $8-$12. Additional performances happen March 2-5.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
  • All Day Up the Down Staircase 
    Squalicum High School Drama Club presents showings of Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the school's headquarters at 3733 E. McLeod Rd. Tickets to sit in on the story of a young and idealistic educator who takes her first job in an inner-city school in New York City are $5-$10.
    Squalicum High School :: http://www.sqhsdrama.weebly.com
  • 8:00pm Cupid's Arrow Final Weekend 
    An improvised dating game dubbed "Cupid's Arrow" concludes this week with performances at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The show is inspired by the classic 1960s and ’70s show The Dating Game, and has the "contestant "choosing from three outlandish characters inspired by audience suggestions (and then going on a date with him/her). Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm King John 
    As part of "A Season of Shakespeare," attend showings of King John at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Philip Tarro Theatre at Mount Vernon's Skagit Valley College. Expect to see inheritance disputes, war battles, claims for the crown and more at the Shakespearean drama. Tickets are $5-$10. Additional performances take place March 2-4.
    Philip Tarro Theatre :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • All Day Ubu Roi 
    Witness the story of a power-hungry buffoon of a ruler who lays waste to his newly-conquered kingdom thanks to his greed and self-indulgence when iDiOM Theater presents showings of Alfred Jarry's controversial Ubu Roi at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $15; additional performances of the social satire take place March 2-4 and 8-11.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:00pm Always…Patsy Cline 
    The Theater Arts Guild presents a musical tribute to a beloved country western star when Always...Patsy Cline continues this weekend with 7pm performances Friday and Saturday at the Conway Muse, 1844 Spruce St. Ria Peth Vanderpool plays the title role and co-start Kelly Visten plays Cline's longtime fan and friend, Louis Seger. A seven-piece country band will play along during the musical, which weaves 27 songs into the storyline. Tickets are $28. Additional performances happen Fridays and Saturdays through April 1.
  • All Day 17th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival 
    The 17th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival will feature films and facilitated discussions designed to foster dialogue, promote action and encourage the community to explore and engage with critical issues from Feb. 16-25 at a variety of venues―including the Pickford Film Center, Bellingham High School, Bellingham Public Library, Whatcom Community College, Whatcom Museum, Sehome High School, Northwest Indian College, First Congregational Church, Deming Public Library, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, and Squalicum High School. Entry to the films is free. See the full schedule online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.bhrff.webs.com
  • All Day New documentary focuses human rights film festival 
  • 6:00pm PhotoLUSH 2017 
    Presentations on business, art and technique will be joined with hands-on demonstrations and model shoots for all participants at "PhotoLUSH 2017" starting at 6pm Friday with a speaker presentation, training, a print salon, and a reception for photographers and vendor networking at the Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd. Saturday will include training by local leaders in the industry, and much more. Entry is $125.
    Lairmont Manor :: http://www.photolush.com
  • 5:00pm Weird Washington 
    As part of Whatcom READS!, Jefferson Davis and Al Eufrasio share stories and images from Weird Washington: Your Travel Guide to Washington's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets from 5-6:30pm Friday at the Bellingham Public Library (210 Central Ave.) and 1-2:30pm Saturday at the Lynden Library (216 4th St.).
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.whatcomreads.org
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30-11am every Friday in February on the Interurban Trail. Suggested donation is $5.
    Interurban Trail :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Spanish Storytime 
    Families interested in hearing stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish can attend "Spanish Storytime" for kids ages 3-5 at 10:30am most Fridays through May 19 at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Valley Writers 
    Bring pen and paper or a digital device to the bimonthly "Valley Writers" meeting from 1-3pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. Participants write from prompts, and the event is facilitated by C.J. Prince. All adults are welcome.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Food Not Bombs 
    All are welcome to partake of nutritious and delicious vegan meals when Food Not Bombs offers a community meal from 4-6pm every Friday on the corner of Magnolia Street and Cornwall Avenue (alongside the peace vigil). The event—which is dedicated to spreading food, love and nonviolence as an action against war and poverty—is free. Volunteers are often needed to help cook, serve and transport donations.
    Magnolia Street and Cornwall Avenue :: http://www.facebook.com/BellinghamFNB
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Whatcom Humane Society Wine Social 
    Join the Whatcom Humane Society for an evening of fine wine and craft beer tasting, a buffet dinner, live music by the Dagwoods, live and silent auctions and more at the organization's annual Wine Social and Fundraiser from 6-9pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry to the 21-and-over event is $75, plus a bottle of fine wine to be donated to the "Instant Wine Cellar" raffle.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whatcomhumane.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Friday Night Art Party 
    Bring your own painting or drawing and art supplies to a monthly Friday Night Art Party taking place from 6-8:30pm at Tillie Lace Gallery, 1415 13th St. Entry to the night of creative expression is $10. Refreshments will be provided.
    Tillie Lace Gallery :: http://www.tillielacegallery.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Friday Night Art Party 
    Bring your own painting or drawing and art supplies to a monthly Friday Night Art Party taking place from 6-8:30pm at Tillie Lace Gallery, 1415 13th St. Entry to the night of creative expression is $10. Refreshments will be provided.
    Tillie Lace Gallery :: http://www.tillielacegallery.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm And I Remember 
    Carolina Barr reads from And I Remember at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Barr's collection of stories are based on ones that were told to her by her father―a tenacious man who has lived through everything from World War II to run-ins with "more dead than deadly" sharks.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm James Hunter Six 
    The electrifying soul and blues sounds of the James Hunter Six can be heard at a 7:30pm concert at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Hunter is touring in support of his new album, Hold On!, marking his debut on Daptone Records, America’s premier soul imprint. Tickets are $25-$35.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm International Guitar Night 
    Travel to exotic locales at an International Guitar Night performance at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Italy's Luca Stricagnoli, Brazilian performer and composer Chrystian Dozza, India's groundbreaking slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya, and the world-famous Lulo Reinhart will be part of the show. Tickets are $20-$40.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Borealis Wind Quintet 
    All are welcome at a free concert by the Borealis Wind Quintet at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
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Saturday, February 25 39 events
  • All Day KMRE broadcaster receives citizen journalism award 
  • 7:30pm Bayshore Symphony Winter Concert 
    Cellist Kyle Matson will be featured at the Bayshore Symphony's Winter Soloist Concert at performances at 7;30pm Saturday at Mount Vernon's St. Paul's Episcopal Church (415 S. 18th St.) and 3:30pm Sunday at Bellingham's Central Lutheran Church (925 Forest St.). Chip Bergeron will be conducting the program. Suggested donation is $15 (free for children 12 and under).
    Central Lutheran Church :: http://www.bayshoremusicproject.com
  • All Day Into the Woods 
    Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf, Rapunzel, and a plethora of other enchanted characters will all make appearances when Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairytale, Into the Woods, continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Oak Harbor at the Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets to the musical are $20. Additional showings happen through March 5.
    Whidbey Playhouse :: http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
  • All Day Up the Down Staircase 
    Squalicum High School Drama Club presents showings of Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the school's headquarters at 3733 E. McLeod Rd. Tickets to sit in on the story of a young and idealistic educator who takes her first job in an inner-city school in New York City are $5-$10.
    Squalicum High School :: http://www.sqhsdrama.weebly.com
  • All Day Arsenic and Old Lace 
    The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents a hilarious twist on murder mysteries when they present showings of Arsenic and Old Lace continuing this week at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The tale focuses on a young man in love who discovers his spinster aunts and unbalanced brothers aren't quite what they seem. Tickets are $8-$12. Additional performances happen March 2-5.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
  • 8:00pm Cupid's Arrow Final Weekend 
    An improvised dating game dubbed "Cupid's Arrow" concludes this week with performances at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The show is inspired by the classic 1960s and ’70s show The Dating Game, and has the "contestant "choosing from three outlandish characters inspired by audience suggestions (and then going on a date with him/her). Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm King John 
    As part of "A Season of Shakespeare," attend showings of King John at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Philip Tarro Theatre at Mount Vernon's Skagit Valley College. Expect to see inheritance disputes, war battles, claims for the crown and more at the Shakespearean drama. Tickets are $5-$10. Additional performances take place March 2-4.
    Philip Tarro Theatre :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:30pm Ubu Roi 
    Witness the story of a power-hungry buffoon of a ruler who lays waste to his newly-conquered kingdom thanks to his greed and self-indulgence when iDiOM Theater presents showings of Alfred Jarry's controversial Ubu Roi at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $15; additional performances of the social satire take place March 2-4 and 8-11.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:00pm Always…Patsy Cline 
    The Theater Arts Guild presents a musical tribute to a beloved country western star when Always...Patsy Cline continues this weekend with 7pm performances Friday and Saturday at the Conway Muse, 1844 Spruce St. Ria Peth Vanderpool plays the title role and co-start Kelly Visten plays Cline's longtime fan and friend, Louis Seger. A seven-piece country band will play along during the musical, which weaves 27 songs into the storyline. Tickets are $28. Additional performances happen Fridays and Saturdays through April 1.
  • 10:00am 17th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival 
    The 17th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival will feature films and facilitated discussions designed to foster dialogue, promote action and encourage the community to explore and engage with critical issues from Feb. 16-25 at a variety of venues―including the Pickford Film Center, Bellingham High School, Bellingham Public Library, Whatcom Community College, Whatcom Museum, Sehome High School, Northwest Indian College, First Congregational Church, Deming Public Library, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, and Squalicum High School. Entry to the films is free. See the full schedule online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.bhrff.webs.com
  • 7:52pm New documentary focuses human rights film festival 
  • 6:00pm PhotoLUSH 2017 
    Presentations on business, art and technique will be joined with hands-on demonstrations and model shoots for all participants at "PhotoLUSH 2017" starting at 6pm Friday with a speaker presentation, training, a print salon, and a reception for photographers and vendor networking at the Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd. Saturday will include training by local leaders in the industry, and much more. Entry is $125.
    Lairmont Manor :: http://www.photolush.com
  • 5:00pm Weird Washington 
    As part of Whatcom READS!, Jefferson Davis and Al Eufrasio share stories and images from Weird Washington: Your Travel Guide to Washington's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets from 5-6:30pm Friday at the Bellingham Public Library (210 Central Ave.) and 1-2:30pm Saturday at the Lynden Library (216 4th St.).
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.whatcomreads.org
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm Snow Play Day and Survival Skills 
    Kids in grades 3-5 can join Wild Whatcom for a "Snow Play Day & Winter Survival Skills" outing happening from 8am-5pm at the Mt. Baker Ski Area. Activities will include the art of shelter building, sledding, bird-watching and more. Entry is $75 and includes transportation.
    Mt. Baker Ski Area :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Children's Literature Conference 
    Author Laurie Halse Anderson, illustrator Christian Robinson, author and illustrator Matt Phelan, and author Rita Williams-Garcia will be the featured speakers at the 14th annual Children's Literature Conference taking place from 9am-3pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. The conference brings together teachers, librarians, readers and writers to celebrate children's literature and reflect on how children's books shape the experience of growing up. Book sales, autographs, a question-and-answer panel and more will be part of the event. Entry is $175 (some discounts are available).
    Performing Arts Center :: http://www.wwuclc.com
  • 9:00am - 11:00am What's New in Organic Gardening 
    Raindance Landscaping's Travis Dickson focuses on "What's New in Organic Gardening" at a 9am workshop at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. The free class will focus on how to apply both old and new biological practices to keep a healthy population of good bugs thriving in your landscape. Please register in advance.
    Garden Spot Nursery :: http://www.garden-spot.com
  • 9:30am - 3:30pm Plant Society Ramble 
    Join plant enthusiasts from the Native Plant Society for a "Cryptogramic Ramble" from 9:30am-3:30pm in the wetlands, waterfalls and forest understory at the one-mile-long Maple Creek Loop trail. The location may change depending on site conditions. Contact the email listed here for further details on the location and carpooling.
    Maple Creek Loop :: fmrhoades@comcast.net
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Smelt Run 
    La Conner Rotary hosts a fundraising "Smelt Run" starting at 10am at La Conner Middle School, 305 N. Sixth St. Choose from a 2-mile walk or 5K and 10K runs. Entry is $15-$30, and a free kids dash will also take place.
    La Conner Middle School :: http://www.skagitvalleyrunning.com
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Sumas Writers Group 
    Aspiring writers can join the Sumas Writers Group to improve writing techniques, get feedback and gain information on how to get work published from 10-11am at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. All writing styles are welcome. Can't make it every month? No problem―come when you are able
    Sumas Library :: (360) 988-2501
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Winter Trail Run Series 
    The fourth Winter Trail Run Series of the season begins at 10am at Bellingham's BBMX Park, 5022 Guide Meridian. The final 5K cross country trail run takes Sat., March 25. Entry is $5 for those under 18 and GBRC members, and $10 general.
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm UFO Primer 
    Matthew Thuney will cover historical and cultural contexts before moving on to a discussion of modern-day UFO activity at a "UFO 101: From Sumeria to Lummi Island" class taking place from 10am-2pm at Whatcom Community College's Syre Hall, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Entry is $49.
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Intro to Ancestry 
    Learn how to research your family tree using the free library version of Ancestry.com at an introduction to the program from 10-11am at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. The course will include ways to add photos and cemetery info. Some foreign countries are covered as well. In addition, the course introduces wills and criminal records, military records, and city directories. Some individual help may be available in the 30 minutes after class.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm FiberFest 2017 
    Peruse an extravaganza of artisan textiles, embellishments, unique fibers, and wearable art at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum's annual "FiberFest" happening from 10am-5pm at La Conner Middle/High School, 305 N. 6th St. All items are artisan made or uniquely ethnic or imported. Hands-on activities and free demonstrations and parking will be part of the event. Entry is free. Food will be available to purchase.
    La Conner Middle/High School :: http://www.laconnerquilts.org
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Kids Can Cook 
    Annalee Dunn of Tiny Onion Cooking School teaches a hands-on lunch-themed event for kids ages 7 to 13 at a "Kids Can Cook: Liven Up Your Lunch" class from 11am-1pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Chicken salad pitas, tomato coconut soup and meatball sub sandwiches will be on the menu. Entry is $25.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm Washington Beer Open House 
    Anacortes Brewery, Aslan Brewing Co., Boundary Bay, Chuckanut Brewery, Kulshan Brewery, K2 Taproom, and Stones Throw Brewing will be among the area breweries to open their doors from 12-5pm for the statewide Washington Beer Open House. Tours, tastings, games, specials and more will be part of the quaffable events. Check the website for a full listing of breweries who will be taking part.
    Whatcom and Skagit counties :: http://www.washingtonbeer.com
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Weird Washington 
    Jefferson Davis and Al Eufrasio share stories from Weird Washington: Your Travel Guide to Washington's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets from 1-2:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. According to the duo, Washington is home to some of the weirdest travel destinations, scariest legends, and most colorful folks in the United States. Entry is free.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.whatcomreads.org
  • 1:00pm - 4:30pm Tax Help 
    AARP Tax-Aide will be offering free tax preparation services 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 Mondays through Thursdays through April 15.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm Raising Pigs 
    If you're interested in adding pastured pork to your farm or homestead, attend a "Raising Pigs" overview of what you need to get started from 1:30-3pm at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. The event will be co-hosted by a presenter from the Whatcom Conservation District. Entry is $10; registration is recommended.
    Cloud Mountain Farm Center :: http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Geology Underfoot 
    Bellingham's Dave Tucker will share his book Geology Underfoot in Western Washington from 3-4:30pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The book includes information on 22 field trips, geologic essentials, and a geologic history of the state. The presentation will highlight one of the field trips, and explain how the book was put together. Copies and posters will be available to purchase.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Starry Night Chamber Orchestra 
    Nordic music will be featured when the Starry Night Chamber Orchestra performs at 3pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The orchestra is a group of Pacific Northwest professional musicians comprised of soloists and music educators. Tickets are $10-$20.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Peace Corps Revisited 
    In conjunction with Whatcom READS!, Paul Goff shares his own fascinating caregiving experiences doctoring in Sierra Leone in the early 1970s at a "Sierra Leone Peace Corps Revisited" talk from 3-4:30pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. In addition to providing care in his Freetown office, he traveled around the country providing immunizations and disease prevention strategies to volunteers.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.whatcomreads.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Whatcom Writes 
    Winners of the Whatcom Writes eighth annual Writing Contest Anthology will share their selections at a group reading from 4-6pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Inspired by the Whatcom READS! selection, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, this year's anthology includes a sneak preview of Jonathan Evison's forthcoming novel.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Wishes for Our Stars Gala 
    Animals as Natural Therapy will host a "Wishes for Our Stars" Gala from 5-9pm at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. Tickets to the seventh annual fundraiser are $85 and include a plated dinner, Northwest wine, live music by the Atlantics and visits by miniature horses Toby and Persephone.
  • 7:00pm - 11:30pm Boating Center Fundraiser 
    Live music by the Replayzmentz will be part of the Corinthian Yacht Club's eighth annual Benefit Dance for the Community Boating Center from 7-11:30pm at the Elks Club, 701 Samish Way. Tickets are $25.
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm Light in the Night Gala 
    A "Light in the Night" Gala begins at 7pm at Settlemyer Hall at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. Tickets to the Lighthouse Mission Drop-In Center fundraiser are $45 and include hearty appetizers, a silent auction, desserts, a raffle prize, a performance by Dancing for Joy, and more.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Varsity Vocals 
    Students taking part in the Varsity Vocals International Championship of A Cappella will showcase the art of a cappella singing at a 7pm concert at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to listen in are $18-$24.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance 
    Brad and Steve Fortified will provide live music and Valerie Cohen will do the calling at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's Contra Dance taking place from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All are welcome. Suggested donation is $8-$10.
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm Comedy Fundraiser 
    Improvisers from Bellingham's Upfront Theatre will perform at as part of a fundraiser for S.P.O.T. starting with a social hour, silent auction and wine and hors d'oeuvres at 7pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. (The show starts at 8pm.) Tickets to the benefit are $35. S.P.O.T. partners with other agencies in Washington to help shelter animals that are facing euthanasia, assist local cities with stray dogs and cats, and accepts pets from owners who can no longer care for them.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Wetzel's World 
    Blaine Wetzel, the award-winning head chef of the acclaimed Willows Inn, will share ideas and experiences from his remarkable career at an all-ages presentation from 7:30-9pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. At the Willows, he creates exquisite meals with a commitment to island and locally-sourced ingredients and the traditions of farm-to-table preparation. Entry is free.
    Lummi Island Library :: (360) 758-7145
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