Week of November 5, 2017

Sunday, November 5 8 events
  • 9:00am Winter Sports Sale 
    All types of new and used gear from hundreds of brands will be on offer at 60-95 percent off retail at a Winter Sports Expo/Trade Show from 9am-6pm Saturday and Sunday at Aslan Brewing Co., 1330 N. Forest St. Available for purchase will be skis, boards, bindings, outerwear, goggles, boots, poles, hoodies, beanies, backpacks, avalanche gear, luggage, balaclavas, gloves, electronics, and more. Entry is free.
    Aslan Brewing Co. :: http://www.aslanbrewing.com
  • 7:30pm Pacific Northwest Opera 
    Pacific Northwest Opera will present two of the most famous and beloved melodies in the opera world—the Barcarolle from the Tales of Hoffman and "Nessun Dorma" from Turandot at 7:30pm Friday, and 3pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The performances will be sung in French, with English subtitles. Tickets are $25-$65. Learn about the performance, history, costumes and more a free pre-performance lecture 45 minutes before the show.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 10:00am Holiday Open House 
    Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season and the Art's Alive! weekend in La Conner from 5-8pm Friday, and 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. In addition to opening the much-adorned Primrose gift and antique shop, an array of visual and culinary artists will take part in the festivities.
    Christianson's Nursery :: http://www.christiansonsnursery.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
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Artful Pairing 
    Participants will use stencils and oil pastels to create their own interpretations of the American West at an "Artful Pairing: West of Your Imagination" event taking place from 2-4pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. No art experience is necessary. Entry is $35-$45 and includes materials, wine and small bites. Please register by Nov. 1.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Chapbook Exchange 
    Vancouver-based artist Lois Klassen will present a talk followed by an open mic and an informal chapbook exchange from 3-5pm at Bruna Press + Archive, 221 Prospect St. Local writers are invited to bring and read short texts (about five minutes in length) that take up the subject of human migration. Everyone who attends will receive a complimentary chapbook, of their choice, from the traveling library. Admission is free.
    Bruna Press + Archive :: http://www.brunapress.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Micro Landscapes at the Edge 
    Photographer and educator Robert Dash will lead a talk and slideshow based on his book On an Acre Shy of Eternity: Micro Landscapes at the Edge at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Using metaphors, a camera, and a scanning electron microscope, Dash features beauty at scales ranging from craters on the moon to grains of pollen.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Global Spice Series 
    As part of Western Washington University's "Global Spice" series, Projeto Acromusical will perform at 7:30pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The world music sextet re-imagines the Afro-Brazilian berimbau through a repertoire of unique, powerful, original concert chamber music. Tickets are $5-$10.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
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Monday, November 6 7 events
  • 8:00am Whatcom Housing Week 
    Presentations from national experts, deep-dive workshops, a green building conference, area tours highlighting accessible housing solutions and much more will be part of the inaugural Whatcom Housing Week taking place Monday through Thursday throughout Bellingham. Entry to most events is free. See a full schedule online.
    Throughout Bellingham :: http://www.sustainableconnections.org
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Japanese Izakaya 
    Come and enjoy Japanese pub-style cooking such as marinated tuna and avocado salad, Japanese-style prawn curry, pickled vegetables, and other seasonal surprises at a "Japanese Izakaya" class with Jesse Otero 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
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Tales from the Big Lake Valley 
    "Tales from the Big Lake Valley" will be the focus of a presentation with Andrea Xaver and Melba Hall of the Big Lake Historical Society at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Entry is free.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm Dahlia Society's Pie Social 
    Bring a pie to share and chat about gardening and dahlias when Whatcom County Dahlia Society hosts a Pie Social from 7-9pm at the Laurel Grange, 6172 Guide Meridian. Entry is free; coffee and ice cream will be provided.
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Nooksack Nordic Ski Club Meeting 
    New and prospective members can attend a Nooksack Nordic Ski Club orientation at 7pm at Garden Street Methodist Church, 1326 N. Garden St. The meeting will begin at 7:30pm and will feature physical therapist Thomas Eby talking about how to get in shape for the upcoming ski season and what you can do to alleviate common ski injuries. Volunteers will be present to hot wax your skis with fresh glide wax.
    Garden Street Methodist Church :: http://www.nooksacknordicskiclub.org
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:45pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.poetrynight.org
  • 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, November 7 7 events
  • All Day Whatcom Housing Week 
    Presentations from national experts, deep-dive workshops, a green building conference, area tours highlighting accessible housing solutions and much more will be part of the inaugural Whatcom Housing Week taking place Monday through Thursday throughout Bellingham. Entry to most events is free. See a full schedule online.
    Throughout Bellingham :: http://www.sustainableconnections.org
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Off the Shelf Book Club 
    Nathaniel Philbrick's Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War will be the focus of an Off the Shelf Book Club meeting from 1-2pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Ct.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Harvest Hustle 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. Tonight's "Hoka Harvest Hustle" will include Hoka demos, giveaways, games, treats and prizes. Entry is free; a headlamp or flashlight is required.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Conquering Writer's Block 
    Attend a "Conquering Writer's Block" workshop from 6-8pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. At the hands-on event, Kent Sisco will demonstrate the free software tool "Speare," which can assist writers with the three big decisions they face—what to say, how to say it and in what order. Attendees should bring a smartphone, tablet or laptop.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Anelia's Night 
    The staff from Anelia’s in La Conner will warm attendees with a comfort food menu for the perfect cozy night in at an "Anelia's" gathering from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Garlic-rosemary mushrooms, meatloaf muffins with smoked cabbage and homemade ice cream will be on the masterful menu. Entry is $45.
    Gretchen's Kitchen :: http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterwards.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Comedy Open Mic 
    The weekly Shakedown Punch Up Comedy Open Mic begins at 7:30pm at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. Entry is free. If you'd like to take your turn onstage, show up at 7pm to sign up for a five-minute set.
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Wednesday, November 8 11 events
  • 7:00pm A Doll's House 
    Drama students will present showings of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House at 7pm Wednesday and Thursday, and and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Alternating casts will tell the tale of Nora Helmer, a woman treated like a doll who learns to come into her independence and change the course her life. Tickets will be $8 at the door.
    Bellingham High School :: (360) 676-6575
  • All Day Whatcom Housing Week 
    Presentations from national experts, deep-dive workshops, a green building conference, area tours highlighting accessible housing solutions and much more will be part of the inaugural Whatcom Housing Week taking place Monday through Thursday throughout Bellingham. Entry to most events is free. See a full schedule online.
    Throughout Bellingham :: http://www.sustainableconnections.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Whatcom Writers and Publishers Meeting 
    Writers Richard Little (retired lawyer) and Linda Q. Lambert (retired librarian) will present ways libraries can help you become a better writer at tonight's Whatcom Writers and Publishers meeting from 6-8:30pm at Nicki's Bella Marina, 2615 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Entry is free; please RSVP to guarantee a seat.
  • 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
  • 6:00pm - 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
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Humor for Housing 
    Attend Lydia Place's second annual "Humor for Housing" fundraiser from 6-8pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $40 and include a hilarious improvised set by Upfront performers, hors d'oeuvres, party favors and more. Money raised will help the nonprofit that has been providing housing and supportive services to struggling families in Whatcom County for 28 years.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.lydiaplace.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Challah Class 
    Samantha Ferraro, food blogger at the Little Ferraro Kitchen, helms a "Make Your Own Challah" class from 6:30-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. In this class, you'll learn how to make the dough, kneading and proofing techniques, and how to braid the traditional Jewish egg bread. You’ll braid your very own mini-challah in class that you can take home to bake. Entry is $35.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Hospice Myths and Truths 
    Dana Brothers, Outreach Program Manager at Hospice of the Northwest, leads an "Advance Planning & Hospice Myths and Truths" presentation at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. She will discuss the holistic approach the hospice uses, separate myths from truths, and explore the many layers of this incredible health care benefit. Entry is free.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Joe Magnarelli Quartet 
    The Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center will bring New York-based jazz trumpeter Joe Magnarelli back to Bellingham for a 7-9pm show at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Joe brings the accomplished organist Akiko Tsuruga with him from NYC, while WJMAC supplies Mike Allen on saxophone and Julian MacDonough on drums. Tickets are $5-$20.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Imagine Me 
    Brenda Fantroy-Johnson reads from Imagine Me at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The memoir is a riveting story of a young black girl’s journey growing up in the early 1960s in Detroit. A coming-of-age story set during the height of the civil rights movement, this was a time of music, baseball, and fishing on the Detroit river, a time of developing and discovering identity.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Scottish Dancing 
    Join the Bellingham Scottish Country Dancers to learn about the social dancing of Scotland from 7:30-9:30pm every Wednesday through May at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. No partner is required. The drop-in fee is $8.
    Fairhaven Library :: http://www.bellinghamscd.org
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Thursday, November 9 16 events
  • 7:00pm Little Women 
    Northwest Washington Theatre Group presents performances of the musical version of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women starting this week at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets are $12-$15. Additional showings happen Nov. 16-18 in Ferndale, and Dec. 7-9 and 14-16 at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn.
    Ferndale High School :: http://www.nwtg.org
  • All Day A Doll's House 
    Drama students will present showings of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House at 7pm Wednesday and Thursday, and and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Alternating casts will tell the tale of Nora Helmer, a woman treated like a doll who learns to come into her independence and change the course her life. Tickets will be $8 at the door.
    Bellingham High School :: (360) 676-6575
  • 7:00pm The 39 Steps 
    Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps opens this week with 7pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the Sehome High School Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets to see the award-winning, fast-paced whodunit are $8-$10. Additional performances happen Nov. 16-18.
    Sehome High School Little Theatre :: http://www.sehomedrama.com
  • 8:00am Whatcom Housing Week 
    Presentations from national experts, deep-dive workshops, a green building conference, area tours highlighting accessible housing solutions and much more will be part of the inaugural Whatcom Housing Week taking place Monday through Thursday throughout Bellingham. Entry to most events is free. See a full schedule online.
    Throughout Bellingham :: http://www.sustainableconnections.org
  • 10:00am - 8:00pm Ladies NIght Out 
    Trunk shows, free drawings, special salon services and fabulous coupon discounts at 29 participating business will be part of "Ladies Night Out" from 10am-8pm throughout downtown Mount Vernon. Coupon books are $5 and limited-edition VIP bags are $15. A portion of the funds raised will benefit Community Action of Skagit County.
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm YWCA History 
    Join the Museum Advocates for "History of the Bellingham YWCA: 100 Years of Challenge and Change" at 12pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. At the free program, Lynne Masland will discuss her book on the history of the YWCA, which is richly illustrated with historic photographs, and commemorated the YWCA centennial.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Skagit Valley Writers League Meeting 
    "Explore the Manuscript Review Process—from an Editor's Perspective" will be the focus of a Skagit Valley Writers League presentation with Tacoma Literary Review editor Jim Gearheart from 1-3pm at the Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland Ave. Register in advance for the free event.
    Mount Vernon Senior Center :: http://www.skagitwriters.org
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm The State of Farmland 
    Whatcom Food Network’s Fall Forum, "The State of Farmland," takes place from 1-4pm at the Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main St. Keynote speaker Hannah Clark—executive director of the Washington Association of Land Trusts—will be joined by Chris Elder from the Whatcom County Planning Department to illuminate current challenges and opportunities both in our region and locally. Their presentation will be followed by a panel discussion to learn more from those actually farming or working with these issues on a daily basis.
    Ferndale Public Library :: http://www.whatcom.wsu.edu
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm The Mindful Writer 
    Author Susan Colleen Browne leads “The Mindful Writer: Bringing Focus, Passion and Energy to Your Writing Life” from 5:30-8:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The workshop will cover ways to cultivate your writing focus and energy, and help you become a more productive writer. Entry is $45.
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Snow Films 
    Western Washington University's Ski and Snowboard Club will host a double-feature film premiere that can be attended from 6-9pm at the school's Arntzen Hall. In addition to viewing Level 1 Productions' Habit and X Union Binding Company's Stronger, those who attend the event can also view a photography slide show, try their luck at a gear raffle, listen to music, peruse goods from vendors and attend a festive after-party.
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Chuckanut Radio Hour 
    Floyd Clown, Doug War Eagle, and Don Red Thunder, representatives of the Crazy Horse family, will read from William Matson's Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life & Legacy as the featured guests at the monthly Chuckanut Radio Hour at 6:30pm at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theater, 327 W. Kellogg Rd. Entry is $5.
    Heiner Theater :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:30pm Mexican Kitchen 
    Ana Jackson, a native of Baja, Mexico, leads a "Mexican Kitchen: Enchiladas!" class from 6:30-9:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Participants will learn to make three versions—Guajillo sauce enchiladas, breakfast enchiladas, and authentic Chihuahua-style enchiladas—while getting tips and ideas on how to customize their own creations. Entry is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Requiem for a Pulp Mill 
    Bellingham-based photographer Tore Ofteness will lead a Whatcom County Historical Society presentation, "Requiem for a Pul Mill: Deconstruction of Georgia-Pacific," from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The presentation is a photographic history of the Georgia Pacific pulp mill, including aerial views from the 1980s until now, as well as photos from the interiors and exteriors of the buildings as they were being demolished. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Skagit County Community Conversation 
    All are invited to a Skagit County Community Conversation focused on data, ideas and opportunities related to housing in Skagit County at 7pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Reps from the Skagit Council of Governments (SCOG) and Skagit County Public Health and Housing department will lead the talk. A panel of real estate, development and public policy stakeholders will also discuss housing issues and opportunities from their perspective and take questions from the audience. Entry is free.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm most Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Dances are taught, and mentoring is available. Suggested donation is $5.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Astronomy Meeting 
    The Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers will meet from 7-9pm at Ferndale’s Whatcom Educational Credit Union, 5659 Barrett Rd. Use I-5 exit 262. The event will include a discussion of local astronomy events, and a presentation. Entry is free and open to all.
    Whatcom Educational Credit Union :: http://www.whatcomastronomy.org
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Friday, November 10 16 events
  • 8:00pm Backyard Brawl 
    Two members of the audience will be chosen to act as team captains at performances of "Backyard Brawl" at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The new format pits two teams against one another in a short-form improv slugfest described as "WWE meets playground sports meets Whose Line is it Anyway?" Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm Bellingham Repertory Dance's Emerge 
    Expect to see debut performances of new works by nationally acclaimed choreographers when Bellingham Repertory Dance presents performances of "Emerge" at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The shows promise to exhibit the "expansive and explosive abilities of the human body, the precise musicality of intricate isolations, and intriguing character pieces. Entry is $12-$20; additional performances happen Nov. 17-19.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: http://www.bhamrep.org
  • All Day The 39 Steps 
    Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps opens this week with 7pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the Sehome High School Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets to see the award-winning, fast-paced whodunit are $8-$10. Additional performances happen Nov. 16-18.
    Sehome High School Little Theatre :: http://www.sehomedrama.com
  • All Day A Doll's House 
    Drama students will present showings of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House at 7pm Wednesday and Thursday, and and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Alternating casts will tell the tale of Nora Helmer, a woman treated like a doll who learns to come into her independence and change the course her life. Tickets will be $8 at the door.
    Bellingham High School :: (360) 676-6575
  • All Day Little Women 
    Northwest Washington Theatre Group presents performances of the musical version of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women starting this week at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets are $12-$15. Additional showings happen Nov. 16-18 in Ferndale, and Dec. 7-9 and 14-16 at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn.
    Ferndale High School :: http://www.nwtg.org
  • 6:30pm Greg Feingold Jazz Duo 
    The Greg Feingold Jazz Duo performs from 6:30-8:30pm Friday and Saturday at Fairhaven's Lovitt Restaurant, 1114 Harris Ave. Entry is free, and all ages are welcome.
    Lovitt Restaurant :: http://www.lovittrestaurant.com
  • 6:00pm It's Where the Sidewalk Ends 
    Pixie students ages 5-8 will perform a version of Shel Silverstein's whimsical adventure, It's Where the Sidewalk Ends, at 6pm Friday and Saturday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Admission will be by donation at the door; additional showings happen Nov. 17-18.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.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 November at Cornwall Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Cornwall Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Dogs and Books 
    Kids can meet certified service and therapy dogs Luke and Kip at an event taking place from 10am-12pm at Concrete's Upper Skagit Library, 45770 Main St. Attendees will learn about the dogs and what they can do, then get an opportunity to practice reading aloud to them. Children can sign up to read for 10 minutes each during the program; tey can bring their own book or read one from the library.
    Upper Skagit Library :: (360) 853-7939
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Veterans Day Story Time 
    Sgt. Julie Smith, Automated Logistical Specialist of the United States Army, will be on hand to talk about her service at a Veterans Day Story Time event at 10:30am at Bellingham's Village Books, 1200 11th St. At 11am, Captain Ron Taylor of the U.K. Parachute Regiment will do the same at Lynden's Village Books, 430 Front St. Both events will also feature storytelling and more.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm Coffee Tasting 
    Attend a weekly coffee tasting from 3-3:30pm at Camber Cafe, 221 W. Holly St. Entry is free, and no RSVP is needed to come in and enjoy a small tasting flight of the venue's single-origin coffees.
  • 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.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.facebook.com/BellinghamFNB
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm Holiday Wine Walk 
    Downtown Bellingham Partnership hosts its inaugural Holiday Wine Walk from 5:30-9:30pm at 16 locations throughout the urban core. Tickets are $25-$30 and include 15 tasting tickets, a commemorative wine glass and an event guide. (If you find a bottle you love, head to Vinostrology to purchase bottles to take home.) Advance purchase is recommended, as tickets are close to selling out.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:30pm - 10:30pm Sip, shop and stroll 
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm All Soul Parts Returned 
    Western Washington University English professor and poet Bruce Beasley reads from his latest collection, All Soul Parts Returned, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Known for his intense and continuing soul-quest through previous award-winning books, Beasley interrogates the absurdities and spiritual condition of 21st century America with despair, philosophic intelligence and humor.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Kuinka and the T Sisters 
    Brothers Zach and Nathan Hamer, along with Miranda Zickler and Jillian Walker, will bring their popular Americana ensemble, Kuinka, to Mount Vernon for a 7:30pm show at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. T Sisters will open the show. Tickets are $20-$30.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
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Saturday, November 11 32 events
  • 10:00am Lummi Island Artists' Holiday Studio Tour 
    More than 15 artists and craftspeople will share their work at more than a dozen locations at the Lummi Island Artists' Holiday Studio Tour taking place from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout the lovely land mass. Peruse everything from paintings to drawings, prints, notecards, jewelry, photography, sculpture, glass, woodwork, pottery, metalwork, quilts, clothing and more. Entry is free. Round trip ferry prices on the Whatcom Chief are $7 per person, $13 for a car and driver.
    Lummi Island :: (360) 758-7121
  • 7:30pm Bayshore Symphony 
    Bayshore Symphony kicks off its 14th season with performances at 7:30pm Saturday at Mount Vernon's St. Paul's Episcopal Church (415 S. 18th St.), and 3pm Sunday at Bellingham's Central Lutheran Church (925 N. Forest St.). Programming includes Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake Suite", Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony No. 41, and more. Suggested donation is $15.
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church :: http://www.bayshoremusicproject.com
  • 7:30pm Neil Simon's Fools 
    Neil Simon's comedic fable, Fools, opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Saturday and 2:30pm Sunday at the Mount Baker High School auditorium, 4936 Deming Rd. The tale focuses on a Russian school teacher who hopes to break the curse of a town suffering from a 200-year-old case of stupidity. Tickets are $6-$8 at the door. Additional showings of the comedy take place Nov. 16-19.
    Mount Baker High School :: (360) 383-2015 or http://www.mtbakerwednet.edu
  • 8:00pm Backyard Brawl 
    Two members of the audience will be chosen to act as team captains at performances of "Backyard Brawl" at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The new format pits two teams against one another in a short-form improv slugfest described as "WWE meets playground sports meets Whose Line is it Anyway?" Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm Bellingham Repertory Dance's Emerge 
    Expect to see debut performances of new works by nationally acclaimed choreographers when Bellingham Repertory Dance presents performances of "Emerge" at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The shows promise to exhibit the "expansive and explosive abilities of the human body, the precise musicality of intricate isolations, and intriguing character pieces. Entry is $12-$20; additional performances happen Nov. 17-19.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: http://www.bhamrep.org
  • 7:00pm The 39 Steps 
    Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps opens this week with 7pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the Sehome High School Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets to see the award-winning, fast-paced whodunit are $8-$10. Additional performances happen Nov. 16-18.
    Sehome High School Little Theatre :: http://www.sehomedrama.com
  • 7:00pm A Doll's House 
    Drama students will present showings of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House at 7pm Wednesday and Thursday, and and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Alternating casts will tell the tale of Nora Helmer, a woman treated like a doll who learns to come into her independence and change the course her life. Tickets will be $8 at the door.
    Bellingham High School :: (360) 676-6575
  • 7:00pm Little Women 
    Northwest Washington Theatre Group presents performances of the musical version of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women starting this week at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets are $12-$15. Additional showings happen Nov. 16-18 in Ferndale, and Dec. 7-9 and 14-16 at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn.
    Ferndale High School :: http://www.nwtg.org
  • 6:30pm Greg Feingold Jazz Duo 
    The Greg Feingold Jazz Duo performs from 6:30-8:30pm Friday and Saturday at Fairhaven's Lovitt Restaurant, 1114 Harris Ave. Entry is free, and all ages are welcome.
    Lovitt Restaurant :: http://www.lovittrestaurant.com
  • 6:00pm It's Where the Sidewalk Ends 
    Pixie students ages 5-8 will perform a version of Shel Silverstein's whimsical adventure, It's Where the Sidewalk Ends, at 6pm Friday and Saturday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Admission will be by donation at the door; additional showings happen Nov. 17-18.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm NSEA Work Party 
    Plant native vegetation and remove invasive vegetation when the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association partners with Bellingham Parks and Rec for a Community Work Party from 9am-12pm at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Tools, gloves, coffee and snacks will be provided.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Veterans Day Parade 
    The annual Skagit Veterans Day Parade will begin at 11am in downtown Burlington. The route will go along Fairhaven Avenue from Walnut to Region streets. The parade typically represents every branch of the military as well as local community groups. Associated events include a pancake breakfast, a military display, a soup and sandwich lunch, and more.
    Downtown Burlington :: http://www.burlingtonwa.gov
  • 9:00am - 10:30am Amazing Amaryllis 
    Amaryllis collector Melinda Creed will join staff to demonstrate how to plant and care for winter blooming amaryllis bulbs at an "Amazing Amaryllis for the Holiday" presentation at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Register in advance for the free event.
    Garden Spot Nursery :: http://www.garden-spot.com
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Holiday Book Festival 
    More than 20 area authors will be on hand for the third annual Bellingham Holiday Book Festival from 10am-2pm at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The free, family-friendly event will feature book sales, readings, book talks, activities for kids and more. Books in all genres will be represented—including pictures books, middle-grade stories, self-help, genre novels, mainstream fiction, memoir and holiday-themed titles.
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Fowl Fun Run 
    Choose from a 5K or a 10K at Skagit Runners' 39th annual "Fowl Fun Run" starting at 10am at Mount Vernon Christian School, 820 W. Blackburn Rd. Entry is $20-$30 (free for youth ages 12 and under, and adults 70 and older) Food, refreshments, awards and lots of random prizes will be available after the race in a warm gymnasium.
    Mount Vernon Christian School :: http://www.fowlfunrun.com
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The 25th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm every Saturday through December at the Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. Every week, a plethora of produce, crafts, ready-to-eat dining options and more are available.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm Anacortes Veterans Day Celebration 
    Local speakers, music by Skagit Swing, emcee Dan Worra and light refreshments will be part of a Veterans Day Celebration from 11am-12:30pm at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed Event Center, 100 Commercial Ave. Entry is free.
    Anacortes Transit Shed Event Center :: http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • 11:00am - 5:00pm Arts and Crafts Festival 
    Fabric arts, jewelry, basketry, ceramics, sculpting, woodworking, painting, drawing and photography will be among the choices on display and for sale at an inaugural Arts and Crafts Festival from 11am-5pm at Affinity at Bellingham, 3930 Affinity Lane.
    Affinity at Bellingham :: http://www.affinityatbellingham.com
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm Salmon Sighting 
    Celebrate the return of Pacific salmon and learn about salmon habitat and the productive local run of chum salmon by joining NSEA naturalists along local streams for a "Salmon Sighting" event from 12-3pm at Arroyo Park, 1700 Old Samish Rd. The free event is family-friendly.
    Arroyo Park :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Mount Vernon Veterans Day Celebration 
    Mount Vernon Parks and Rec will host a Veterans Day Celebration from 1-3pm at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. All veterans, their families and friends, and all community members are encouraged and welcome to attend this event, which will featured honored guest speakers to help celebrate veterans. Entry is free.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Skagit Topic 
    "River Art: Painting, Sculpting and Writing off the Grid" will be the focus of a "Skagit Topic" event from 2-4pm at La Conner's Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. 4th St. The panel discussion will focus on the experience of creating art and living on the Skagit River.
    Skagit County Historical Museum :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • 3:00pm - 5:30pm Sudden Valley Jazz Series 
    Portland jazz vocalist Rebecca Kilgore, backed by pianist Randy Porter, bassist Tom Wakeling, and drummer, songwriter and vocalist Dave Tull will close out the Sudden Valley Jazz Series with a 3pm concert at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 8 Barn View Dr. Tickets to hear the salute to male and female jazz singers are $20.
    Sudden Valley Dance Barn :: http://www.fswl.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Mr. 60 Percent 
    Bellingham-based author Clete Barrett Smith reads from his latest Young Adult novel, Mr 60%, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book focuses on Matt Nolan, a high school drug dealer everyone thinks is a deadbeat―but no what knows he is actually caring for his terminally ill uncle.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm PechaKucha Night 
    Attend "PechaKucha Night: Exchange" at 6pm at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 First St. The evening will be dedicated to investigating the varieties of exchange, material and immaterial, across the arts. At the free event, regional voices will respond to this theme in a lively evening of images and ideas.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamusuem.org
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Jon Greenwood Poker Tournament 
    The inaugural Jon Greenwood Poker Tournament takes place from 6-10pm at Kulshan's K2 Brewery, 1538 Kentucky St. The event honoring a "loving family man, joyful adventurer and friend to all who knew him" will include poker, costumes, prizes, celebration and Greenwood IPA. Tickets are $30-$100; funds raised will support Wild Whatcom and Bellingham Youth Paddlesports―two youth groups Greenwood's daughters are part of.
    Kulshan's K2 Brewery :: http://www.eventbrite.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Old Town Tonic 
    As part of a bimonthly concert series, Old Town Tonic will perform from 7-9pm at the newly expanded Pizza'zza, 1501 12th St. Entry is free and open to all ages.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Speculative Fiction Extravaganza 
    Young Adult selections will be the focus of a Speculative Fiction Extravaganza at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Local and regional authors Rob Slater (Deserted Land series), Raven Oak (Amaskan's Blood), Selah J. Tay-Song (Dreams of QaiMaj series), Jennifer Brozek (The Last Days of Salton Academy), and Jesikah Sundin (Biodome Chronicles) will be on hand to read from their works.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance 
    Potent Brew will provide live tunes and Marlin Prowell 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. Suggested donation is $6 for students, $8-$10 general.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Poetry Cafe 
    Join your neighbors for a delightful autumn evening of conversation and entertainment with local poets, musicians and storytellers at the seventh annual "Poetry Cafe" taking place from 7-9pm at Deming's Van Zandt Hall, 4106 State Route 9. Doors open at 6:30pm for a dessert potluck.
    Van Zandt Hall :: (360) 592-2422
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Ryan McKasson and Eric McDonald 
    Enjoy a night of Scottish tunes when renowned instrumentalists and vocalists Ryan McKasson and Eric McDonald perform from 7-9pm at Mount Vernon's Littlefield Celtic Center, 1124 Cleveland Ave. Tickets are $20-$25.
    Littlefield Celtic Center :: http://www.celticarts.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Hot Club of Troy 
    As part of the Manouche NW concert series, enjoy the rich, acoustic, swinging sounds of gypsy jazz brought to you by the Hot Club of Troy and Nuages from 7:30-9:30pm at the Unity Spiritual Center, 1095 Telegraph Rd. Craft beer and wine will be available for purchase at the concert with proceeds supporting the Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center. Admission is $15.
    Unity Spiritual Center :: http://www.manouchenw.com
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Warren Miller's Line of Descent 
    Procure tickets to a viewing of Warren Miller's Line of Descent at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Miller's 68th annual ski film will draw attention to intrepid icons from near and far who travel the globe in search of fresh powder and adventure, and also highlight athletes closer to home—like Michael "Bird" Shaffer, a skier from Twisp who will be in attendance at tonight's event. Tickets are $22.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
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