Week of February 10, 2019

Sunday, February 10 26 events
  • All Day Cascadia Weekly's Fiction 101 Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our revived "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and under) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through Mon., Feb. 18. Winners will receive prizes and be printed in our March 6 edition, and online. Submissions must be 101 words or less; please include your name, the title of your story, contact information, and indicate if you're 18 or under.
  • 11:00am Deep Forest Experience 
    Attend "Deep Forest Experience" events from 11am-4pm Friday through Sundays through Feb. 24 at Rockport State Park, State Route 20, milepost 96. Guided hikes will depart from the Discovery Center at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm; Park staff and volunteers will lead half-mile, 45-minute walks under a dense canopy of old growth fir, cedar, hemlock and maple trees. Many of the Rockport trees are more than 400 years old and top out at 250 feet. During the walks, interpretive staff and guest speakers will discuss the unseen ecosystems that keep forests healthy, including salmon-bearing streams, animal scat and mycorrhizal fungi. Entry is free; a Discovery Pass is required to park.
  • All Day Deep Forest Experience 
    Attend "Deep Forest Experience" events from 11am-4pm Friday through Sundays through Feb. 24 at Rockport State Park, State Route 20, milepost 96. Guided hikes will depart from the Discovery Center at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm; Park staff and volunteers will lead half-mile, 45-minute walks under a dense canopy of old growth fir, cedar, hemlock and maple trees. Many of the Rockport trees are more than 400 years old and top out at 250 feet. During the walks, interpretive staff and guest speakers will discuss the unseen ecosystems that keep forests healthy, including salmon-bearing streams, animal scat and mycorrhizal fungi. Entry is free; a Discovery Pass is required to park.
  • All Day A Forest of Words Poetry Competition 
    Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to enter original poems for inclusion in an annual teen poetry anthology, A Forest of Words, through Fri., March 15. Along with having their poems published in the tome—which is distributed to each Whatcom County library and area schools—all selected poets will receive their own copy of the book. Poems can be submitted online or at local libraries. A panel of library staff and area teens will select poems based on originality, creativity and craft. Entry forms are available and submissions are accepted at every WCLS library or online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 12:00pm Bellingham Cocktail Week 
    Local restaurants, bars and distilleries will take part in the third annual Bellingham Cocktail Week happening from Feb. 1-10 at more than 30 participating locales throughout the city. More than 25 events will take place, including a kickoff event at Swim Club, Boozy History tours, a cribbage tournament and themed cocktails at Rook & Rogue, WEIRD Science, a Harry Potter Party, a Cocktail Challenge, and much more. See a full listing of events online. Prices vary. Many of this year’s events benefit nonprofits such as Lydia Place, Northwest Youth Services, LAMBDA Legal Defense, and more,
  • 7:30pm Skagit Community Band 
    "Almost Like Being in Love" will be the theme of Skagit Community Band performances at 7:30pm Friday in La Conner at Maple Hall (104 Commercial St.), and 3pm Sunday at Anacortes-Westminster Presbyterian Church (1300 9th St.). The concerts will celebrate love with works by Darius Milhaud, Frank Ticheli, Robert Jager, and Sammy Nestico. Entry is by donation.
  • 7:30pm Shakespeare in Love 
    Mistaken identity, scheming and backstage theatrics, love stories and more will be part of Shakespeare in Love performances continuing this weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 to see the play produced in partnership with Shakespeare Northwest and directed by Beth Greatorex. Additional showings happen through Feb. 21.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:30pm Almost, Maine 
    Showings of Almost, Maine continue this week with performances at 7:30pm and 9:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. In the romantic comedy, the residents of Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend. Tickets are $14-$16; additional performances happen through Feb. 17.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 9:00am Birding Adventures 
    Skagit Guided Adventures hosts "Birding for Kids" and "Birding for Seniors" excursions from 9am-12pm and 1-4pm on a daily basis through March. Prices vary; binoculars will be provided.
    Skagit County :: (360) 474-7479
  • 7:00pm The Firebird 
    Students ages 9-12 will present a theatrical adaptation of the Slavic folktale The Firebird at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Things won't always be what they seem in the new telling of the classic tale—which will feature rivers of fire, evil witches and wizards, and epic battle scenes. Tickets are $10.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • 7:30pm Our Town 
    Head to Grover's Corners to experience life in small-town America when Thornton Wilder's classic story Our Town comes to life at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The play won the Pulitzer Prize for drama, and has been performed countless times in theaters across America for more than 80 years. Tickets are $$10-$14; shows continue through Feb. 24.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 7:30pm West Side Story 
    META Performing Arts presents West Side Story starting this week at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The electrifying musical adaptation of Shakespeare's ageless tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, takes place in 1950s Hell's Kitchen. Tickets are $12-$25; additional performances take place through Feb. 23.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 11:00am Deep Forest Experience 
    Attend "Deep Forest Experience" events from 11am-4pm Friday through Sundays through Feb. 24 at Rockport State Park, State Route 20, milepost 96. Guided hikes will depart from the Discovery Center at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm; Park staff and volunteers will lead half-mile, 45-minute walks under a dense canopy of old growth fir, cedar, hemlock and maple trees. Many of the Rockport trees are more than 400 years old and top out at 250 feet. During the walks, interpretive staff and guest speakers will discuss the unseen ecosystems that keep forests healthy, including salmon-bearing streams, animal scat and mycorrhizal fungi. Entry is free; a Discovery Pass is required to park.
  • 6:30pm Ground Floor Grand Opening and Open House 
    Attend a Grand Opening Celebration for Northwest Youth Services' new day center for homeless youth, the Ground Floor, at 6:30pm Saturday at the First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Ryan Berg, author of No House to Call My Home: Love, Family, and Other Transgressions will speak about his experiences working with youth experiencing homelessness. After Mr. Berg speaks, there be a time for Q&A, followed by refreshments. From 1-3pm Sunday, attend an Open House with music, refreshments and NYS staff on hand to answer questions. Both events are free and open to the public.
    First Congregational Church :: http://www.fccb.net
  • 9:00am Heart Planters and Mason Bees 
    Enjoy blooms from February to July at "Make It and Take It: Pussy Willow Heart Planters" workshops at 9am and 1pm Saturday at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Fees are $39. At 1pm Sunday, Jim Ullrich—the new owner of Knox Cellars Bees—focuses on "Supporting Your Mason Bees." Entry is free. Both classes require registration.
    Garden Spot Nursery :: http://www.garden-spot.com
  • 8:30am - 11:30am Rabbit Ride 
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8:30am 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
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Langar in Lynden 
    All are welcome at a Langar event from 11am-2pm in Lynden at Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara, 176 E. Pole Rd. Langar is the sacred community free kitchen of the Sikh people and every temple serves delicious vegetarian food-which they invite the general public to come eat. The largest free kitchen in the world is Langar at Darbar Sahib, Amritsar India, where they serve 100,000 people a day every weekend, and 50,000 a day on weekdays.
    Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara :: (360) 398-1184
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm History Tour 
    Attend a History Tour from 12:30-1:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The museum's trained guides will take participants down to the basement to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition. They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building and the history of the early days of Bellingham. Entry is included with museum admission; additional tours happen Sundays through Feb. 24.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Pickett House Tour 
    Check out the oldest wooden structure in Washington state still at its original location at a monthly Open House from 1-4pm at the Pickett House, 910 Bancroft St. The Second Sunday tours are offered by Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington. Entry is by donation.
    Pickett House :: (360) 733-5873 or daughtersofpioneers@hotmail.com
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Visions & Voices 
    The Cascadia International Women's Film Festival presents: “Visions & Voices: Forgotten Films From Cinema’s Women Directors” at 2pm at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. This is the second in a four-part series of historical films that include a variety of features and short films ranging from slapstick comedies to melodramas and thrillers––all from female directors. Entry is $5-$10.
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Whatcom Writes Reading 
    As part of the Whatcom READS lineup, scribes will read from their entries in the annual Whatcom Writes contest from 2-3:30pm at Village Books in Lynden, 430 Front St. The subject this year was "hindsight." Top submissions will be selected for publication in a commemorative anthology. Entry is free.
    Village Books :: http://www.whatcomreads.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Five Years of Hawkwatching 
    International raptor expert and author Sergio Seipke showcases some of the most exquisite raptor photos taken over five years on six continents at a "Five Years of Hawkwatching Around the World" presentation from 2-4pm at the Lecture Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Entry is free and no registration is required.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.whatcomlandtrust.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Sunday @ 3 concert 
    The young artist concert series, "Sunday @ 3," returns with a 3pm concert at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Presented by local music instructor Jeri Mercer, the shows are designed to allow young, semi-professional artists to perform work showcasing the advancement of their skills. Entry is by donation.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm NookChat 
    In conjunction with Whatcom READS, Master Forester Phil Cloward will tell about his long career as a smokejumper, logging engineer, and logging company owner at a "NookChat" Community Storytelling event from 3-4:30pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Phil and his wife Joanne now host tours at the Black Mountain Forestry Center’s historic Gerdrum House Museum.
    Everson Library :: http://www.whatcomreads.org
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Totally Tubular with Trinsic Brass 
    Bellingham Chamber Music Society presents a "Totally Tubular" concert featuring Trinsic Brass from 3-5pm at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Admission is $5 for students, $15 general.
    First Congregational Church of Bellingham :: http://www.bellinghamchambermusic.org
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Golden Dragon Acrobats 
    World-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang will combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and more for a Golden Dragon Acrobats performance at 3pm in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets to see the magic unfold are $18-$38.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
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Monday, February 11 12 events
  • All Day Cascadia Weekly's Fiction 101 Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our revived "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and under) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through Mon., Feb. 18. Winners will receive prizes and be printed in our March 6 edition, and online. Submissions must be 101 words or less; please include your name, the title of your story, contact information, and indicate if you're 18 or under.
  • 5:30pm BTC Information Sessions 
    Community members who are interested in training for a new career or pursuing their education are invited to Information Session taking place at 5:30pm Feb. 11-13 at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. Each event starts with a brief introduction of the evening’s featured programs and information about how to get started at BTC, followed by opportunities to tour two different programs, visit their labs and meet their instructors. Sign up in advance for "Explore Transportation and Industrial Technology (Monday), Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (Tuesday), and Business and Information Technology (Wednesday). These info session nights are free and open to the community. Prospective students and their family members are welcome to attend.
    Bellingham Technical College :: http://www.btc.edu/infosession
  • All Day Deep Forest Experience 
    Attend "Deep Forest Experience" events from 11am-4pm Friday through Sundays through Feb. 24 at Rockport State Park, State Route 20, milepost 96. Guided hikes will depart from the Discovery Center at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm; Park staff and volunteers will lead half-mile, 45-minute walks under a dense canopy of old growth fir, cedar, hemlock and maple trees. Many of the Rockport trees are more than 400 years old and top out at 250 feet. During the walks, interpretive staff and guest speakers will discuss the unseen ecosystems that keep forests healthy, including salmon-bearing streams, animal scat and mycorrhizal fungi. Entry is free; a Discovery Pass is required to park.
  • 11:00am Deep Forest Experience 
    Attend "Deep Forest Experience" events from 11am-4pm Friday through Sundays through Feb. 24 at Rockport State Park, State Route 20, milepost 96. Guided hikes will depart from the Discovery Center at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm; Park staff and volunteers will lead half-mile, 45-minute walks under a dense canopy of old growth fir, cedar, hemlock and maple trees. Many of the Rockport trees are more than 400 years old and top out at 250 feet. During the walks, interpretive staff and guest speakers will discuss the unseen ecosystems that keep forests healthy, including salmon-bearing streams, animal scat and mycorrhizal fungi. Entry is free; a Discovery Pass is required to park.
  • 10:00am A Forest of Words Poetry Competition 
    Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to enter original poems for inclusion in an annual teen poetry anthology, A Forest of Words, through Fri., March 15. Along with having their poems published in the tome—which is distributed to each Whatcom County library and area schools—all selected poets will receive their own copy of the book. Poems can be submitted online or at local libraries. A panel of library staff and area teens will select poems based on originality, creativity and craft. Entry forms are available and submissions are accepted at every WCLS library or online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Community Soup Kitchen 
    Volunteers and donations are welcome at a weekly Community Soup Kitchen, which happens from 6-7pm every Monday until April 1 at the Little Cheerful Cafe, 133 E. Holly St. The event provides meals to the homeless community in Whatcom County, and all are welcome.
    Little Cheerful Cafe :: (360) 738-8824
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Books on Tap 
    South Whatcom Library staff will lead a "Books on Tap" discussion focusing on Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give from 6:30-8pm at El Agave 2, 4 Clubhouse Circle, Gate 2. The book club meets on the second Monday of every month.
    El Agave 2 :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Smorgasbord 
    Jesse Otero leads a "Smorgasbord" class from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. The culture of Scandinavian smorgasbords is designed to keep the chill at bay as friends gather to enjoy a bountiful spread of savory delights. Tonight's primer will focus on classic smorgasbord dishes including butter-fried mushrooms with walnuts; smoked fish salad with apples, horseradish and pickled asparagus; and roast beef and potatoes. Entry is $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Barnstorm for Medicare 
    Mingle with people concerned with the insurance industry and the for-profit motive that makes our current system for health care unsustainable at a "Health Justice: Barnstorm for Medicare" from 6:30-8pm at St. Luke's Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy. Discuss the problem and energize attenders to become active in getting the general public involved.
    St. Luke's Health Education Center :: (360) 332-8934
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of the weekly Poetrynight can sign up starting at 6:30pm at the Alternative Library, 519 E. Maple St. Readings begin at 7pm. Entry to the all-ages event is by donation.
    Alternative Library :: http://www.blog.poetrynight.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Armchair Historians 
    As part of Whatcom READS, discuss Tim Egan's The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America at a monthly Armchair Historians meeting at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In the tome, Egan narrates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against an implacable 1910 fire with unstoppable dramatic force, through the eyes of the people who lived it.
    Village Books :: http://www.whatcomreads.org
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Guffawingham 
    A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9pm every Monday at the Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. The event features approximately 20 standup comedians who each do a four-minute set.
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Tuesday, February 12 11 events
  • All Day Cascadia Weekly's Fiction 101 Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our revived "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and under) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through Mon., Feb. 18. Winners will receive prizes and be printed in our March 6 edition, and online. Submissions must be 101 words or less; please include your name, the title of your story, contact information, and indicate if you're 18 or under.
  • All Day BTC Information Sessions 
    Community members who are interested in training for a new career or pursuing their education are invited to Information Session taking place at 5:30pm Feb. 11-13 at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. Each event starts with a brief introduction of the evening’s featured programs and information about how to get started at BTC, followed by opportunities to tour two different programs, visit their labs and meet their instructors. Sign up in advance for "Explore Transportation and Industrial Technology (Monday), Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (Tuesday), and Business and Information Technology (Wednesday). These info session nights are free and open to the community. Prospective students and their family members are welcome to attend.
    Bellingham Technical College :: http://www.btc.edu/infosession
  • 11:00am Deep Forest Experience 
    Attend "Deep Forest Experience" events from 11am-4pm Friday through Sundays through Feb. 24 at Rockport State Park, State Route 20, milepost 96. Guided hikes will depart from the Discovery Center at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm; Park staff and volunteers will lead half-mile, 45-minute walks under a dense canopy of old growth fir, cedar, hemlock and maple trees. Many of the Rockport trees are more than 400 years old and top out at 250 feet. During the walks, interpretive staff and guest speakers will discuss the unseen ecosystems that keep forests healthy, including salmon-bearing streams, animal scat and mycorrhizal fungi. Entry is free; a Discovery Pass is required to park.
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm TESOL Info Session 
    Come and learn more about earning a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at a TESOL Certificate info session from 5-7pm at Western Washington University's Humanities Building, room #103.
    Humanities Building :: http://www.wwu.edu/TESOL
  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm Eri's Adventure Project 
    Outdoor enthusiasts are welcome to a presentation by John Kuntz focused on "Eri's Adventure Project: Teaching Youth the Art of Adventure" from 5-6:30pm at Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures, 909 Squalicum Way, #103. Kuntz, owner of Olympic Outdoor Center, paddled the entire 1,250 miles of the Columbia River—from source to sea—in honor of the late Erica Reith (Eri) and in the name of teaching youth the art of adventure. Admission is by donation.
    Moondance Sea Kayak Adventure :: http://www.recreationnorthwest.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Backcountry Skiing 
    If you're an alpine skier looking to change things up, attend "Backcountry Skiing: Beyond the Groomed" from 6-7:30pm at REI, 400 36th St. Backcountry-specific skills, necessary equipment, and safety considerations to efficiently enjoy backcountry travel on skis will be on the roster. Entry is free; register in advance.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Heart Racing 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. Tonight's "You Make My Heart Race" run will feature Topo demos, sweet treats, prizes and giveaways and more. Wear red to receive a specially marked Valentine.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Introduction to Ayurveda Cooking 
    Bharti Nagal will lead an "Introduction to Ayurveda Cooking" from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Nagal will demonstrate the preparation of a simple Ayurvedic meal, explaining the basic principles of Ayurveda along the way. The meal will be a tri-doshic celebration including khichadi (lightly spiced rice and lentils), chutney, halva (warm, nourishing dessert using semolina), and ghee (clarified butter). Entry is $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.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 afterward.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Genticorum 
    The French Canadian power trio known as Genticorum performs at 7pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Firmly rooted in the soil of their native land, the original and traditional musicians also incorporate the dynamism of today's North American and European folk cultures into their music, which weaves precise and intricate fiddle, flute and accordion work, vocal harmonies, energetic foot percussion and guitar accompaniment into a musical feast. Tickets are $15-$20.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Bellingham Mountaineers Winter Speaker Series 
    As part of a Winter Speaker Series, Bellingham Mountaineers will host local climber, photographer and artist Alan Kearny at 7:30pm at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St. "Ice Climbs in Alaska, Canada, and Patagonia" will take the audience on an ice-climbing tour from the 1970s to the present. Entry is free.
    Backcountry Essentials :: http://www.bellinghammountaineers.com
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Wednesday, February 13 8 events
  • All Day Cascadia Weekly's Fiction 101 Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our revived "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and under) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through Mon., Feb. 18. Winners will receive prizes and be printed in our March 6 edition, and online. Submissions must be 101 words or less; please include your name, the title of your story, contact information, and indicate if you're 18 or under.
  • 11:30am A Forest of Words Poetry Competition 
    Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to enter original poems for inclusion in an annual teen poetry anthology, A Forest of Words, through Fri., March 15. Along with having their poems published in the tome―which is distributed to each Whatcom County library and area schools―all selected poets will receive their own copy of the book. Poems can be submitted online or at local libraries. A panel of library staff and area teens will select poems based on originality, creativity and craft. Entry forms are available and submissions are accepted at every WCLS library or online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:30pm The Imaginary Invalid 
    See an adaptation of Molier's last comedy, The Imaginary Invalid, at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday at Western Washington University's DUG Theater in the Performing Arts Center. In the outrageously hilarious masterpiece, the hypochondriac Argan wants his daughter to marry a doctor so he can save on his medical bills. But she’s in love with someone else. Soon the whole household joins in her madcap scheme to save true love and give Argan’s doctors a dose of their own medicine. Tickets are $7-$12.
    DUG Theater :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 5:30pm BTC Information Sessions 
    Community members who are interested in training for a new career or pursuing their education are invited to Information Session taking place at 5:30pm Feb. 11-13 at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. Each event starts with a brief introduction of the evening’s featured programs and information about how to get started at BTC, followed by opportunities to tour two different programs, visit their labs and meet their instructors. Sign up in advance for "Explore Transportation and Industrial Technology (Monday), Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (Tuesday), and Business and Information Technology (Wednesday). These info session nights are free and open to the community. Prospective students and their family members are welcome to attend.
    Bellingham Technical College :: http://www.btc.edu/infosession
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Valentine's Bingo 
    If you're 18 or older, attend "Valentine's Bingo" from 2-4pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. There will be cash payouts on each of the 10 games. Sheets of Bingo cards will be sold for $1 each. Light refreshments will be available.
    Bellingham Senior Activity Center :: http://www.wccoa.org
  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm Let's Make Feta! 
    Sign up in advance for a "Cheese 102: Let's Make Feta!" class happening from 5-6:30pm at the Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N. Students will eat cheese while making cheese and learn about the basics of cheese-making. Entry is $25 for seniors and kids, $40 for adults.
    Chuckanut Center :: http://www.brownpapertickets.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.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nick Biello and the Vagabond Sextet 
    New York City-based saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist and composer Nick Biello will be joined by the Vagabond Sextet for a special Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center concert at 7pm at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. Tickets at the door will be $5-$20.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
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Thursday, February 14 25 events
  • All Day Cascadia Weekly's Fiction 101 Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our revived "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and under) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through Mon., Feb. 18. Winners will receive prizes and be printed in our March 6 edition, and online. Submissions must be 101 words or less; please include your name, the title of your story, contact information, and indicate if you're 18 or under.
  • 6:00pm My Circus Valentine 
    Attend "My Circus Valentine" shows at 6pm and 9pm Thursday and Saturday, and 4pm and 7pm Sunday at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. (The early shows are kid-friendly, the later shows are 21-plus.) Featuring many of your favorite Bellingham Circus Guild artists and dazzling special guests, gravity-defying artistry, and the kind of fun only circus can provide, this annual event is more than just a show. There will also be tasty treats, love potions and a dress-up photo booth. Come laugh, cry, hug your neighbor, and celebrate the many shapes love takes in our lives. Entry is $10 for children, $20-$25 for adults.
  • 7:30pm Our Town 
    Head to Grover's Corners to experience life in small-town America when Thornton Wilder's classic story Our Town comes to life at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The play won the Pulitzer Prize for drama, and has been performed countless times in theaters across America for more than 80 years. Tickets are $$10-$14; shows continue through Feb. 24.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 7:30pm Almost, Maine 
    Showings of Almost, Maine conclude this week with performances at 7:30pm and 9:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. In the romantic comedy, the residents of Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend. Tickets are $14-$16.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 7:30pm Shakespeare in Love 
    Mistaken identity, scheming and backstage theatrics, love stories and more will be part of Shakespeare in Love performances continuing this weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 to see the play produced in partnership with Shakespeare Northwest and directed by Beth Greatorex. Additional showings happen through Feb. 21.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 9:00am Birding Adventures 
    Skagit Guided Adventures hosts "Birding for Kids" and "Birding for Seniors" excursions from 9am-12pm and 1-4pm on a daily basis through March. Prices vary; binoculars will be provided.
    Skagit Valley :: (360) 474-7479
  • 7:30pm West Side Story 
    META Performing Arts presents West Side Story continuing this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The electrifying musical adaptation of Shakespeare's ageless tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, takes place in 1950s Hell's Kitchen. Tickets are $12-$25; additional performances take place Feb. 21-13.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:30pm Cupid's Arrow 
    The improvised dating game dubbed "Cupid's Arrow" returns to the stage at 7:30pm Thursday (Valentine's Day) and 7:30pm and 9:30pm Friday 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 them). Tickets are $10-$15. Additional showings happen weekends through February.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day A Forest of Words Poetry Competition 
    Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to enter original poems for inclusion in an annual teen poetry anthology, A Forest of Words, through Fri., March 15. Along with having their poems published in the tome―which is distributed to each Whatcom County library and area schools―all selected poets will receive their own copy of the book. Poems can be submitted online or at local libraries. A panel of library staff and area teens will select poems based on originality, creativity and craft. Entry forms are available and submissions are accepted at every WCLS library or online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • All Day The Imaginary Invalid 
    See an adaptation of Molier's last comedy, The Imaginary Invalid, at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday at Western Washington University's DUG Theater in the Performing Arts Center. In the outrageously hilarious masterpiece, the hypochondriac Argan wants his daughter to marry a doctor so he can save on his medical bills. But she’s in love with someone else. Soon the whole household joins in her madcap scheme to save true love and give Argan’s doctors a dose of their own medicine. Tickets are $7-$12.
    DUG Theater :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:30pm The Male Intellect, An Oxymoron? 
    Robert Dubac returns to Mount Vernon to present "The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?" at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The one-man show pinpoints the differences between the sexes, and then celebrates them with 90 minutes of nonstop laughter as Dubac seamlessly transforms himself into five hysterical boneheads who each offer sidesplitting advice on how to straddle the gender gap. Tickets are $50-$60.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Pruning for Gardeners 
    Join Erin Moore, PlantAmnesty Master Pruner and WSU Master Gardener, for a free session on "Selective Pruning" from 12-1:30pm at the Community Connections classroom at the Food Co-op, 405 E. Holly St. Learn why you should prune by habit, plants and planning, the overgrown garden, and why less is more.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomwsu.edu
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Museum Advocates for the Arts 
    Join the Museum Advocates for a program this Valentine’s Day to share your love for local art and learn more about the Bellingham Arts Commission’s One Percent for the Arts program at 12pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The program requires one percent of eligible capital improvement projects in the city to be spent on integrating artwork into the building projects. Entry is free.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm Teen Valentine's Day Party 
    Teens in grades 6-12 can attend a Valentine's Day Party from 1:30-3:30pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. There will be cookie decorating, candy eating, movie watching, craft making and much more. Bring your friends and your sweet tooth! Entry is free.
    Ferndale Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm English Country Dancing 
    Enjoy gentle English Country Dancing to beautiful music from 1:30-3pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 15 Halleck St. Newcomers age 50 and up are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Entry is by donation; if you decide you want to continue the activity, then BSAC membership is required.
    Bellingham Senior Activity Center :: http://www.becd2.wordpress.com
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Drop-In Adult Crafting 
    Spend part of your Valentine's Day at a "Drop-in Adult Crafting and Relaxation" event happening from 3-7pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. The free drop-in event for those ages 15 and up will feature adult coloring, Zen tangling, water color painting, bullet journals and friendship bracelets. All supplies will be provided.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 4:00pm - 9:00pm Valentine's Maker's Pop-Up 
    Art, food and local craft items for your sweetie can be perused and purchased at a Valentine's Maker's Pop-Up taking place from 4-9pm at the Aslan Depot, 1322 N. State St. Entry is free.
    Aslan Depot :: http://www.aslandepot.com
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Sweetheart Dinner 
    Make reservations for a Sweetheart Dinner taking place from 5-9pm at Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen, 601 W. Holly St. Share one appetizer with your loved one, choose two entrees, and finish with a shared dessert for $60 (plus tip/tax). See the menu online. Beer pairing recommendations for the menu will be suggested for those wanting a special beer with each of the courses.
    Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen :: http://www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Gamache Vinter Winemakers Dinner 
    World-class wines and world-class food will combine at a Gamache Vinter Winemakers Dinner beginning at 5:30pm at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. A reception kicks things off with a glass of bubbly or wine, and appetizers, followed by a five-course dinner paired with Gamache wines. Entry is $135 per person (includes gratuity).
    www.semiahmoo.com :: Entry is $135 per person (includes gratuity).
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Pub Run 
    Join BBay Running for a Pub Run starting at 6pm at the the store's headquarters at 1431 N. State St. At the weekly event, BBay Ambassadors safely guide each pace group during the 3- to 5-mile runs, which are open to athletes of all levels and abilities. Tonight's excursion follows the Salmon Woods Trail, ending at Aslan Depot. Entry is free.
    BBay Running :: http://www.bbayrunning.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Valentine's Day Incognito 
    Get dressed up and bring your sweetheart along to enjoy a nine-course meal fit for Cupid at an "Incognito: Valentine's Day" dinner beginning at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. The locally sourced menu remains under wrap until mealtime, so prepare to be pleasantly surprised. Entry is $150 per person.
    Ciao Thyme :: http://www.ciaothyme.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Astronomy Meeting 
    The Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers will meet from 7-9 pm at Ferndale’s Whatcom Educational Credit Union, 5659 Barrett Rd. Use I-5 exit 262. Local astronomy events will be discussed and the subject of the scheduled presentation is the discovery that the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy are on a course to collide. Entry is free and open to the public. 
    Whatcom Educational Credit Union :: http://www.whatcomastonomy.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Valentine's Day at the Vault 
    Enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu for $25 per person at a "Valentine's at the Vault" dinner happening from 7-9pm at Blaine's Vault Wine Bar, 277 G St. Live music by Wicked Timing will be part of the romance-focused festivities. Reservations are recommended.
    Vault Wine Bar :: (360) 392-0955
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. There is teaching early in the evening, and no experience or partner is necessary as most dances are line or circle dances. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors can attend for free.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Fairhaven Development History 
    The Whatcom County Historical Society will host longtime City of Bellingham urban planner Jackie Lynch, who will discuss "Fairhaven Development History as an Indicator of the Local Economy, 1856, 1889, 1970, 1994, and 2016" from 7:30-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
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Friday, February 15 28 events
  • All Day Cascadia Weekly's Fiction 101 Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our revived "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and under) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through Mon., Feb. 18. Winners will receive prizes and be printed in our March 6 edition, and online. Submissions must be 101 words or less; please include your name, the title of your story, contact information, and indicate if you're 18 or under.
  • All Day My Circus Valentine 
    Attend "My Circus Valentine" shows at 6pm and 9pm Thursday and Saturday, and 4pm and 7pm Sunday at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. (The early shows are kid-friendly, the later shows are 21-plus.) Featuring many of your favorite Bellingham Circus Guild artists and dazzling special guests, gravity-defying artistry, and the kind of fun only circus can provide, this annual event is more than just a show. There will also be tasty treats, love potions and a dress-up photo booth. Come laugh, cry, hug your neighbor, and celebrate the many shapes love takes in our lives. Entry is $10 for children, $20-$25 for adults.
  • All Day Almost, Maine 
    Showings of Almost, Maine conclude this week with performances at 7:30pm and 9:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. In the romantic comedy, the residents of Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend. Tickets are $14-$16.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • All Day Shakespeare in Love 
    Mistaken identity, scheming and backstage theatrics, love stories and more will be part of Shakespeare in Love performances continuing this weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 to see the play produced in partnership with Shakespeare Northwest and directed by Beth Greatorex. Additional showings happen through Feb. 21.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day Our Town 
    Head to Grover's Corners to experience life in small-town America when Thornton Wilder's classic story Our Town comes to life at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The play won the Pulitzer Prize for drama, and has been performed countless times in theaters across America for more than 80 years. Tickets are $$10-$14; shows continue through Feb. 24.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • All Day Birding Adventures 
    Skagit Guided Adventures hosts "Birding for Kids" and "Birding for Seniors" excursions from 9am-12pm and 1-4pm on a daily basis through March. Prices vary; binoculars will be provided.
    Skagit Valley :: (360) 474-7479
  • 11:00am Deep Forest Experience 
    Attend "Deep Forest Experience" events from 11am-4pm Friday through Sundays through Feb. 24 at Rockport State Park, State Route 20, milepost 96. Guided hikes will depart from the Discovery Center at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm; Park staff and volunteers will lead half-mile, 45-minute walks under a dense canopy of old growth fir, cedar, hemlock and maple trees. Many of the Rockport trees are more than 400 years old and top out at 250 feet. During the walks, interpretive staff and guest speakers will discuss the unseen ecosystems that keep forests healthy, including salmon-bearing streams, animal scat and mycorrhizal fungi. Entry is free; a Discovery Pass is required to park.
  • All Day West Side Story 
    META Performing Arts presents West Side Story continuing this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The electrifying musical adaptation of Shakespeare's ageless tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, takes place in 1950s Hell's Kitchen. Tickets are $12-$25; additional performances take place Feb. 21-13.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:00pm One-Act Plays at BAAY 
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth students ages 13-16 will present "One-Act Plays" written by celebrated local playwright Michael Wallace at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. The four one-act plays on the roster will explore many topics faced by youth today—including peer pressure, bullying, sadness and the desire to be understood and accepted. Tickets are $10.
    BAAY Theatre :: http://www.baay.org
  • 7:30pm Serial Killers, Episode 3 
    iDiOM Theater's annual "Serial Killers" continues this weekend at 7:30pm and 9:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Studio Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The five-week tournament of serial plays features multiple teams competing for the audience's mercy—and a sizable cash prize. Teams will perform a new episode each weekend, and the audience "votes off" a team until the winners are crowned. Tickets are $10-$12.50; additional episodes happen weekends through March 1. (Recap teams will catch you up if you the previous week's episodes.)
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • All Day Cupid's Arrow 
    The improvised dating game dubbed "Cupid's Arrow" returns to the stage at 7:30pm Thursday (Valentine's Day) and 7:30pm and 9:30pm Friday 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 them). Tickets are $10-$15. Additional showings happen weekends through February.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day A Forest of Words Poetry Competition 
    Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to enter original poems for inclusion in an annual teen poetry anthology, A Forest of Words, through Fri., March 15. Along with having their poems published in the tome―which is distributed to each Whatcom County library and area schools―all selected poets will receive their own copy of the book. Poems can be submitted online or at local libraries. A panel of library staff and area teens will select poems based on originality, creativity and craft. Entry forms are available and submissions are accepted at every WCLS library or online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • All Day The Imaginary Invalid 
    See an adaptation of Molier's last comedy, The Imaginary Invalid, at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday at Western Washington University's DUG Theater in the Performing Arts Center. In the outrageously hilarious masterpiece, the hypochondriac Argan wants his daughter to marry a doctor so he can save on his medical bills. But she’s in love with someone else. Soon the whole household joins in her madcap scheme to save true love and give Argan’s doctors a dose of their own medicine. Tickets are $7-$12.
    DUG Theater :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:00pm Always...Patsy Cline 
    Witness 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-star Kelly Visten plays Cline's longtime fan and friend, Louis Seger. A country band will play along during the musical, which weaves 27 songs into the story-line. Tickets are $28. Additional performances happen Feb. 22-23.
  • 10:00am No PDA allowed 
  • 7:30pm The Male Intellect, An Oxymoron? 
    Robert Dubac returns to Mount Vernon to present "The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?" at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The one-man show pinpoints the differences between the sexes, and then celebrates them with 90 minutes of nonstop laughter as Dubac seamlessly transforms himself into five hysterical boneheads who each offer sidesplitting advice on how to straddle the gender gap. Tickets are $50-$60.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.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. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Interurban Trail :: http://www.wildwhatcom.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 March at Whatcom Falls Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Whatcom Falls Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Heart Lake Hike 
    Seniors and adults are welcome to join Friends of the Forest for a Heart Lake Hills Hike starting at 10am at the Heart Lake parking lot. The event is the perfect valentine to give to yourself, or to share with a friend. Together, attendees will look for signs up spring.
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Summer Session Info Table 
    Learn more about accelerated on-campus courses, online courses, field study opportunities and travel programs that community members can take part in without needing to be formally admitted to the university at a Summer Session Info Table from 12-1pm at Western Washington University's Red Square.
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Books and Bites 
    Bring your lunch if you'd like and join a "Books and Bites" meeting to discuss Lisa Ko's The Leavers from 1-2:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Peace Vigil 
    All people of goodwill are invited to join the weekly Peace Vigil from 4-5pm every Friday on the corner of Magnolia Street and Cornwall Avenue (in front of the Federal Building). Started by Howard and Rosemary Harris more than 50 years ago, the vigil has seen more than four generations.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.whatcompjc.org
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Valentine's Show Reception 
    Attend an opening reception for a "Valentine's Show" from 5-7pm at Cooper Lanza Gallery and School of Fine Art, 1415 13th St. The nudes, portraits and other works that will be on display were created during weekend figure painting and drawing groups at the venue.
    Cooper Lanza Gallery and School of Fine Art :: http://www.cooperlanzagallery.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Family Story Night 
    Bellingham Storyteller's Guild members will lead an hour of coaching and an introduction to the craft at 6pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. At 7pm, Family Story Night will commence. The free events are appropriate for ages 6 to adult.
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Love is in the Air 
    Treat your sweetheart to a romantic repast at a "Love is in the Air" Dinner and Concert starting at 6pm near Sedro-Woolley at Willowbrook Manor, 27420 Minkler Rd. Following the feast, sojourn to Eagle Haven Winery for an intimate live performance by acoustic duo Alec Shaw and Zan Fiskum along with perfectly paired wine and dessert. Tickets are $75 per person.
    Willowbrook Manor :: http://www.teaandtour.com
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Vaudevillingham 
    ttend the Bellingham Circus Guild's monthly uncensored variety show, “Vaudevillingham,” at 7pm (family-friendly) and 9pm (almost anything goes) performances at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., suite #102. Expect to see everything from aerial performances to dance, comedy, magic, juggling, burlesque and more. Both novice and veteran performers are welcome to share their talents. Tonight's shows will include an annual "Music Scramble"—meaning performers can sign up to do their act to totally randomly chosen music. Suggested donation is $5-$10.
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm Kids Night Out 
    Students in grades K-5 can explore hands-on science activities at "Kids Night Out" starting at 7pm at Western Washington University's Science Resource Center. To complete the evening, students will have access to an hour of private, supervised swim time at the Wade King Student Recreation Center. Entry is $20 per student.
    Science Resource Center :: http://www.ee.wwu.edu/youth-programs
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm The Plug In 
    Nick Blodgett hosts a night of music, beats, collaboration and performances for Bellingham producers, beat makers, and music fans at "The Plug In" from 7-10pm at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. An open session for producers kicks things off, an open mic begins at 8pm, and showcase performances starts at 9pm. Suggested donation is $7.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.firehouseperformingsartscenter.com
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Saturday, February 16 32 events
  • All Day Cascadia Weekly's Fiction 101 Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our revived "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and under) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through Mon., Feb. 18. Winners will receive prizes and be printed in our March 6 edition, and online. Submissions must be 101 words or less; please include your name, the title of your story, contact information, and indicate if you're 18 or under.
  • 11:00am Deep Forest Experience 
    Attend "Deep Forest Experience" events from 11am-4pm Friday through Sundays through Feb. 24 at Rockport State Park, State Route 20, milepost 96. Guided hikes will depart from the Discovery Center at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm; Park staff and volunteers will lead half-mile, 45-minute walks under a dense canopy of old growth fir, cedar, hemlock and maple trees. Many of the Rockport trees are more than 400 years old and top out at 250 feet. During the walks, interpretive staff and guest speakers will discuss the unseen ecosystems that keep forests healthy, including salmon-bearing streams, animal scat and mycorrhizal fungi. Entry is free; a Discovery Pass is required to park.
  • All Day My Circus Valentine 
    Attend "My Circus Valentine" shows at 6pm and 9pm Thursday and Saturday, and 4pm and 7pm Sunday at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. (The early shows are kid-friendly, the later shows are 21-plus.) Featuring many of your favorite Bellingham Circus Guild artists and dazzling special guests, gravity-defying artistry, and the kind of fun only circus can provide, this annual event is more than just a show. There will also be tasty treats, love potions and a dress-up photo booth. Come laugh, cry, hug your neighbor, and celebrate the many shapes love takes in our lives. Entry is $10 for children, $20-$25 for adults.
  • All Day Shakespeare in Love 
    Mistaken identity, scheming and backstage theatrics, love stories and more will be part of Shakespeare in Love performances continuing this weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 to see the play produced in partnership with Shakespeare Northwest and directed by Beth Greatorex. Additional showings happen through Feb. 21.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day Our Town 
    Head to Grover's Corners to experience life in small-town America when Thornton Wilder's classic story Our Town comes to life at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The play won the Pulitzer Prize for drama, and has been performed countless times in theaters across America for more than 80 years. Tickets are $$10-$14; shows continue through Feb. 24.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • All Day Almost, Maine 
    Showings of Almost, Maine conclude this week with performances at 7:30pm and 9:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. In the romantic comedy, the residents of Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend. Tickets are $14-$16.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • All Day West Side Story 
    META Performing Arts presents West Side Story continuing this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The electrifying musical adaptation of Shakespeare's ageless tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, takes place in 1950s Hell's Kitchen. Tickets are $12-$25; additional performances take place Feb. 21-13.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • All Day Deep Forest Experience 
    Attend "Deep Forest Experience" events from 11am-4pm Friday through Sundays through Feb. 24 at Rockport State Park, State Route 20, milepost 96. Guided hikes will depart from the Discovery Center at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm; Park staff and volunteers will lead half-mile, 45-minute walks under a dense canopy of old growth fir, cedar, hemlock and maple trees. Many of the Rockport trees are more than 400 years old and top out at 250 feet. During the walks, interpretive staff and guest speakers will discuss the unseen ecosystems that keep forests healthy, including salmon-bearing streams, animal scat and mycorrhizal fungi. Entry is free; a Discovery Pass is required to park.
  • All Day Birding Adventures 
    Skagit Guided Adventures hosts "Birding for Kids" and "Birding for Seniors" excursions from 9am-12pm and 1-4pm on a daily basis through March. Prices vary; binoculars will be provided.
    Skagit Valley :: (360) 474-7479
  • All Day One-Act Plays at BAAY 
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth students ages 13-16 will present "One-Act Plays" written by celebrated local playwright Michael Wallace at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. The four one-act plays on the roster will explore many topics faced by youth today—including peer pressure, bullying, sadness and the desire to be understood and accepted. Tickets are $10.
    BAAY Theatre :: http://www.baay.org
  • 7:30pm Serial Killers, Episode 3 
    iDiOM Theater's annual "Serial Killers" continues this weekend at 7:30pm and 9:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Studio Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The five-week tournament of serial plays features multiple teams competing for the audience's mercy—and a sizable cash prize. Teams will perform a new episode each weekend, and the audience "votes off" a team until the winners are crowned. Tickets are $10-$12.50; additional episodes happen weekends through March 1. (Recap teams will catch you up if you the previous week's episodes.)
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm Cupid's Arrow 
    The improvised dating game dubbed "Cupid's Arrow" returns to the stage at 7:30pm Thursday (Valentine's Day) and 7:30pm and 9:30pm Friday 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 them). Tickets are $10-$15. Additional showings happen weekends through February.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 11:30am A Forest of Words Poetry Competition 
    Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to enter original poems for inclusion in an annual teen poetry anthology, A Forest of Words, through Fri., March 15. Along with having their poems published in the tome―which is distributed to each Whatcom County library and area schools―all selected poets will receive their own copy of the book. Poems can be submitted online or at local libraries. A panel of library staff and area teens will select poems based on originality, creativity and craft. Entry forms are available and submissions are accepted at every WCLS library or online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:30pm The Imaginary Invalid 
    See an adaptation of Molier's last comedy, The Imaginary Invalid, at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday at Western Washington University's DUG Theater in the Performing Arts Center. In the outrageously hilarious masterpiece, the hypochondriac Argan wants his daughter to marry a doctor so he can save on his medical bills. But she’s in love with someone else. Soon the whole household joins in her madcap scheme to save true love and give Argan’s doctors a dose of their own medicine. Tickets are $7-$12.
    DUG Theater :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:00pm Always...Patsy Cline 
    Witness 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-star Kelly Visten plays Cline's longtime fan and friend, Louis Seger. A country band will play along during the musical, which weaves 27 songs into the story-line. Tickets are $28. Additional performances happen Feb. 22-23.
  • 10:00am No PDA allowed 
  • 7:00am - 9:30am Winter Swanrise Valentine's Celebration 
    Sign up in advance to join Skagit Land Trust for a "Birds of Winter Swanrise" and Valentine's Celebration happening from 7-9:30am at Barney Lake. Many other birds winter there and bald eagles nest along the shore, so be sure to bring your binoculars. Some spotting scopes will be provided, as will some hot beverages for the cold morning.
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Pancake Breakfast 
    Choose from pancakes, French toast or biscuits and gravy at a fundraising Pancake Breakfast taking place from 8-11am at the Ferndale Senior Center, 1999 Cherry St. Entry is $2.50 for kids and $6 for adults and includes scrambled eggs, ham or sausage and beverages.
    Ferndale Senior Center :: (360) 384-6244
  • 9:00am - 10:30am Caring for your Roses 
    Becky Reed, horticulturist and rose expert for David Austin Roses, leads a "Caring for Your Roses" workshop at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Both enthusiasts and beginners can learn everything they need to know about roses including cultivation, planting and care. Register in advance for the free class.
    Garden Spot Nursery :: http://www.garden-spot.com
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm Celtic Arts Dance Championship 
    The public is invited to attend a Celtic Arts Championship taking place from 9am-5pm at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Scottish Highland Dance competitions are for ages 4 to adult, and from beginner to premiere levels. Admission is $4 for kids and seniors, $7 for adults.
    Whatcom Community College :: http://www.celticarts.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Be Mindful of Minds Panel Discussion 
    Representatives from the Whatcom County Health Dept., Bellingham Police Dept, Opportunity Council, and Brigid Collins will be addressing the issues people with mental illness and addiction face in our county at a "Be Mindful of Minds: Mental Health, Suicide and Addiction in our Community" panel discussion from 10am-12pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Entry to the League of Women Voters event is free.
    Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship :: http://www.lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Winter Farmers Market 
    A plethora of vendors will have edible and creative offerings for sale at the second Winter Market of the season from 10am-3pm at the Bellingham Farmers Market's Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. An additional event happens Sat., March 16 before the market opens on a weekly basis in early April.
    Depot Market Square :: bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:30am - 12:30pm Correspondence Club 
    Anyone over 8 years old can show up for the monthly Correspondence Club gathering from 10:30am-12:30pm at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly St. Supplies, materials and instructional guidance will be provided for collage Mail Art, envelopes, postcards and more. Bring your addresses and your postage, and make it a good mail day.
    Mindport Exhibits :: http://www.mindport.org
  • 11:00am - 2:30pm Let's Make Mozzarella and Burrata! 
    Sign up in advance for a "Let's Make Mozzarella and Burrata!" class from 11am-2:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Attendees will learn how to make these varieties from scratch in their own kitchens and enjoy samples of the cheese made with milk supplied by Lynden's Twin Brook Creamery. Entry is $35 for adults. Discounts are available for kids.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm Growing Giant Vegetables 
    Lee Roof, president of the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers Club, will lead a "Growing Giant Vegetables" workshop at 11am in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Roof will discuss how to grow giant vegetables for beginners with advanced tips for the hobbyist.  Attendees will receive pumpkin seeds after class. Entry is $8; register in advance.
    Christianson's Nursery :: http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
  • 12:30pm - 4:00pm Tax Help Available 
    The AARP Tax-Aide program will provide free tax preparation services from 12:30-4pm Saturdays at Bellingham's First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Through mid-April, the service will also take place from 3:30-6:30pm Mondays through Thursdays, and by appointment at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center. See guidelines on the Bellingham Public Library's website.
    First Congregational Church :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Native Plants and Birds 
    Discover the benefits of native plants in your yard for birds, bees, bugs and beauty when members of North Cascades Audubon Society lead a "Native Plants and Birds" presentation from 2-3pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Learn how and why why growing native plants improves your backyard habitat and get great gardening ideas birds love and plenty of materials to get you started. Entry is free.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Era of the Megafires 
    As part of Whatcom READS, attend an "Era of the Megafires" presentation from 2-4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. The multimedia presentation combines the research of Dr. Paul Hessburg (Pacific Northwest Research Station, U.S. Forest Service) with the visual storytelling of award-winning film company, North 40 Productions. The event will inform, engage and inspire audiences, as well as provide an effective educational tool for organizations who are working tirelessly to improve the wildfire situation.
    Ferndale Library :: http://www.whatcomreads.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Love is in the Air Story Share 
    Do you love a good romance? If so, join a "Love is in the Air Story Share" from 3-4pm at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. Expect a fun-filled discussion of the books you love, relish and adulate from the most amorous genre. Bring books you'd like to share and enjoy chocolate, tea and cocoa. Entry is free.
    North Fork Library :: (360) 599-2020
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Artist Talk with Margy Lavelle 
    Oil painter Margy Lavelle will discuss her new work in "The Flight of Gabriel" exhibit at an Artist Talk at 4pm in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. Entry is free.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Fighter in Velvet Gloves 
    Alaskan author and educator Annie Boochever shares stories from Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In 1945, Peratrovich stood before the Alaska Territorial Legislative Session and gave a powerful speech about her childhood and her experiences being treated as a second-class citizen. Her heartfelt testimony led to the passing of the landmark Alaska Anti-Discrimination Act, America's first civil rights legislation. Today, Alaska celebrates Elizabeth Peratrovich Day every February 16, and she will be honored on the gold one-dollar coin in 2020.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Los Vivancos presents "Born to Dance" 
    Witness a dramatic fusion of traditional dance, martial arts and acrobatics when Los Vivancos present "Born to Dance" at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. As seen on NBS's Dancing with the Stars, the ensemble is comprised of seven talented brothers who have channeled their passion into their own eclectic style that dares to unify flamenco, ballet, martial arts, street dance, theatre and acrobatics. Tickets are $25.50-$55.50.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
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