Week of January 12, 2020

Sunday, January 12 18 events
  • 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 Sun., 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
  • 11:00am Deep Forest Experience 
    Attend "Deep Forest Experience" events from 11am-2pm Fridays through Sundays through February at Rockport State Park, State Route 20, milepost 96. Guided hikes will depart hourly from the Discovery Center hourly. Park staff and volunteers lead 30- to 60-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 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 Skagit Eagle Festival 
    Guided nature walks, presentations by guest speakers, watching stations, photography tours, multimedia presentations, sales by artisans and much more will be part of the 22nd annual Skagit Eagle Festival taking place Saturdays and Sundays through January at Rockport's Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center at Howard Miller Steelhead Park, and in Concrete, Marblemount, and beyond. Entry is by donation.
  • 2:30pm Birding for Kids 
    Skagit Guided Adventures hosts "Birding for Kids" excursions from 2:30pm-4:30pm Saturdays and Sundays through March. Prices vary; transportation and binoculars will be provided. Reservations are required.
    (360) 474-7479
  • All Day Deep Forest Experience 
    Attend "Deep Forest Experience" events from 11am-2pm Fridays through Sundays through February at Rockport State Park, State Route 20, milepost 96. Guided hikes will depart hourly from the Discovery Center hourly. Park staff and volunteers lead 30- to 60-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 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.
  • 7:30pm Space Trek 
    The men and women of the USS Upfront will return to the stage when the popular improvised sci-fi show, "Space Trek," returns to the stage for 7:30pm and 9:30pm performances Fridays and Saturdays through January at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Audience members can get in on the action too--they'll provide the suggestions that inspire the improvised "missions." Tickets are $12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 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 Sun., 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
  • 10:00am Skagit Eagle Festival 
    Guided nature walks, presentations by guest speakers, watching stations, photography tours, multimedia presentations, sales by artisans and much more will be part of the 22nd annual Skagit Eagle Festival taking place Saturdays and Sundays through January at Rockport's Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center at Howard Miller Steelhead Park, and in Concrete, Marblemount, and beyond. Entry is by donation.
  • 1:00pm Bellingham's Got Talent Auditions 
    If you're interested in being part of an upcoming Bellingham's Got Talent show and fundraiser taking place in February, auditions will be taking place from 1pm-4pm Saturday at Veritas Media Productions, and 1pm-4pm Sunday at the YWCA, 1026 N. Forest St. Net proceeds from the second annual talent show will go to the Lighthouse Mission Ministries' "Street Connect" program for the homeless in Whatcom County. Please schedule an audition time in advance.
  • 7:00pm Beauty and the Beast 
    Students from Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth present showings of the musical Beauty and the Beast starting this weekend at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the BAAY Theater, 1059 N. State St. Previously performed in 2009, BAAY is reviving this classic tale with a new cast and a new vision. Tickets are $12; additional showings happen Jan. 17-19.
    BAAY Theater :: http://www.baay.org
  • 5:30pm Judaica and More Book Sale 
    Western Libraries Heritage Resources will co-host a Winter Used Book Sale, "Judaica and More," from 5:30pm-7:30pm Saturday, and 10am-2pm Sunday at Congregation Beth Israel, 751 San Juan Blvd. A large selection of Judaic books and media will be available, including fiction and nonfiction, children's titles, Jewish life and religion, Torah commentary, reference and art books, Jewish history and the Holocaust, records and CDs, and more. Most books will be priced at $1.
    Congregation Beth Israel :: http://www.bethisraelbellingham.org
  • 11:00am Deep Forest Experience 
    Attend "Deep Forest Experience" events from 11am-2pm Fridays through Sundays through February at Rockport State Park, State Route 20, milepost 96. Guided hikes will depart hourly from the Discovery Center hourly. Park staff and volunteers lead 30- to 60-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 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.
  • 8:30am - 12:30pm Snowshoe Fundraiser 
    Help raise money for the American Lung Association and the Climb for Clean Air at a Snowshoe Fundraiser leaving at 8:30am from the Mt. Baker Ski Area to Artist Point. This will be a beginners' trek, and no experience is necessary. The end will provide an amazing view and a backpackers brunch provided by organizer Heather Johnson, a volunteer climber for the ALA. Entry is $35.
    (208) 501-3213 or http://www.action.lung.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Lake Samish Runs 
    The Greater Bellingham Running Club hosts its 44th annual "Lake Samish Runs" starting at 10am at Samish Park, 673 N. Lake Samish Dr. Entry is $5-$35 to take part in the 6.5-mile race or half-marathon. Entry is capped at 300 participants.
    Samish Park :: http://www.gbrc.net
  • 11:00am - 4:00pm Skagit Wedding Show 
    Connect with highly qualified bridal vendors in a variety of categories as part of the Skagit Wedding Show taking place from 11am-4pm in Mount Vernon at Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Rd. Guests will enjoy viewing the latest trends in the wedding industry, a fashion show and drawings for great prizes. Show tickets are $8-$10 and may be purchased online in advance.
  • 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
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm AHS Jazz Combo 
    The Anacortes High School Jazz Combo will show off their jazz talents at a Second Sunday Jazz event from 2pm-3:30pm at the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St. Entry is free.
    Anacortes Public Library :: http://www.cityofanacortes.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Community Meal 
    All are welcome to share in a warm meal served directly to their table in a warm, friendly atmosphere at a monthly Community Meal from 2pm-3:30pm at the First Christian Church, 495 E. Bakerview Rd. Entry is free.
    First Christian Church :: http://www.bellinghamdisciple.org
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Monday, January 13 13 events
  • 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 Sun., 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 Deep Forest Experience 
    Attend "Deep Forest Experience" events from 11am-2pm Fridays through Sundays through February at Rockport State Park, State Route 20, milepost 96. Guided hikes will depart hourly from the Discovery Center hourly. Park staff and volunteers lead 30- to 60-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 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 Skagit Eagle Festival 
    Guided nature walks, presentations by guest speakers, watching stations, photography tours, multimedia presentations, sales by artisans and much more will be part of the 22nd annual Skagit Eagle Festival taking place Saturdays and Sundays through January at Rockport's Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center at Howard Miller Steelhead Park, and in Concrete, Marblemount, and beyond. Entry is by donation.
  • 2:30pm Birding for Kids 
    Skagit Guided Adventures hosts "Birding for Kids" excursions from 2:30pm-4:30pm Saturdays and Sundays through March. Prices vary; transportation and binoculars will be provided. Reservations are required.
    (360) 474-7479
  • 11:00am Deep Forest Experience 
    Attend "Deep Forest Experience" events from 11am-2pm Fridays through Sundays through February at Rockport State Park, State Route 20, milepost 96. Guided hikes will depart hourly from the Discovery Center hourly. Park staff and volunteers lead 30- to 60-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 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.
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Teen Art Club 
    Bring your snacks and your creativity to inspire new pieces of art at a Teen Art Club meeting taking place from 3pm-4pm at the Blaine Library, 610 Third St. If you love to draw, sketch, paint or create original characters, this club's for you.
    Blaine Library :: ww.wcls.org
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Monday Night Pizza 
    Live jazz music and pizza from a Woodstone oven will be part of the monthly Monday Night Pizza starting at 5:30pm at the Ciao Thyme Commons, 207 Unity St. Entry is $30 and includes a seasonal salad, a personal 12-inch pizza and dessert. The bar will be open, with wine, beer and cocktails available for purchase.
    Ciao Thyme Commons :: http://www.ciaothyme.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Community Soup Kitchen 
    Volunteers and donations are welcome at a weekly Community Soup Kitchen, which happens from 6pm-7pm every Monday until March 30 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 Puppetry Festival Planning Meeting 
    Help plan the second annual Puppetry Festival in Bellingham at a planning meeting from 6:30pm-8pm in the cafe at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Fores St. World Puppetry Day 2020 is on March 21.
    Community Food Co-op :: (360) 671-3764
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Books on Tap 
    South Whatcom Library manager, Lizz Roberts, helms a "Books on Tap" discussion from 6:30pm-8pm at El Agave 2, 4 Clubhouse Circle, Gate 2. The book to read for January is Diane Setterfield's Once Upon a River.
    El Agave 2 :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Intuitive Eating 
    Isabel Castro focuses on "Intuitive Eating" at a free workshop at 6:30pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Valley Food Co-op, 202 S. First St. She'll explore digestion from a holistic, Ayurvedic perspective and suggest common, everyday tools you can use to optimize digestion, make choices in tune with your body, and feel more vibrant. Please register in advance.
    Skagit Valley Food Co-op :: http://www.skagitfoodcoop.com
  • 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
  • 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, January 14 15 events
  • 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 Sun., 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
  • 11:00am Deep Forest Experience 
    Attend "Deep Forest Experience" events from 11am-2pm Fridays through Sundays through February at Rockport State Park, State Route 20, milepost 96. Guided hikes will depart hourly from the Discovery Center hourly. Park staff and volunteers lead 30- to 60-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 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.
  • 6:00am - 10:00pm Ski Bus to Stevens Pass 
    If you're interested in joining a great group of adult skiers and snowboarders, join Merry Mountain Ski Club for a Ski Bus to Stevens Pass today with pickup starting at 6am in Bellingham before heading to Burlington, Stanwood, and Monroe. The nonprofit club will have the luxury coach available for the next five Tuesdays--and possibly beyond. Fees vary.
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Tea for Beginners 
    Adults are welcome to attend a free "Tea for Beginners" presentation from 2pm-3pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. During each session, tea will be shared with participants, and there may be opportunities for hands-on participation. Topics covered will be tea basics, history of tea, the basics of brewing tea, the basics of tasting tea, and more. The event repeats Tuesdays through January.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm A Brief History of Jewish Typography 
    Artist and designer Hillel Smith will give a talk entitled, “A Brief History of Jewish Typography” at 4pm in the Reading Room at Western Washington University's Western Library. This multimedia presentation will cover the 4,000-year development of the Hebrew alphabet, from its invention to the present, focusing on how technology and geography have shaped the way Jews practice and think about holy texts. Entry is free.
    Western Library :: David.Schlitt@wwu.edu
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm A Year of Atwood 
    As part of the A Year of Atwood book group, discuss Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake at 5:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The monthly meeting takes place of the second Tuesday of the month.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Hiking the Camino de Santiago 
    Colonel Tracey Meck will present a slideshow and discussion about her 500-mile hike in Spain and a short summary of her Air Force Career at a "Hiking the Camino de Santiago" presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. After retiring from the Air Force, the veteran of Afghanistan, Iraq, Djibouti, and humanitarian deployments embarked on a journey of spiritual and self-rediscovery along the ancient pilgrimage. Entry is free; registration is required.
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm All-Paces Run 
    Staff and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes-by the water or through the woods. Entry is free.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Foodwise Book Release Party 
    Join Gigi Berardi and representatives of local sustainable food and farming groups for a fun-filled evening of good food and good stories to celebrate the release of Gerardi's new book, FoodWISE: A Whole Systems Guide to Sustainable and Delicious Food Choices from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Already endorsed by more than 30 leading food thought leaders from around the world, the book “inspires us and challenges us to be better activists, environmentalists, cooks, policymakers, protectors of the planet, farmers, supporters of pollinators, and advocates for a better food system.” (Forbes). Entry is $5; the registration fee can be applied toward purchase of the book.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Foothills Book Club 
    Tommy Orange's There There will be the topic of a Foothills Book Club discussion from 6:30pm-8pm at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. No registration is required and this group is open to everyone.
    North Fork Library :: (360) 599-2020
  • 6:30pm - 10:30pm Starting small, ending big 
  • 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 :: safdancers@hotmail.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Nooksack Nordic Ski Club Meeting 
    Learn more about the Nooksack Nordic Ski Club at a membership meeting at 7pm at Garden Street Methodist Church, 1326 N. Garden St. In addition to finding out what they do and the trails they are stewards of, there will be an educational speaker. Bring your cross-country skis along and get them waxed.
    Garden Street Methodist Church :: http://www.nooksacknordicskiclub.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Bellingham Community Chorus Rehearsals 
    If you're interested in singing with the Bellingham Community Chorus, rehearsals begin tonight from 7pm-9pm at St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. Currently the membership for the non-auditioned chorus is approximately 65 members, representing every community in Whatcom County. Tuition is $80 per semester.
    St. James Presbyterian Church :: http://www.bellinghamcommunitychorus.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Climbing the Seven Summits 
    The Bellingham Mountaineers kicks off its Winter Speaker Series with a "Climbing the Seven Summits" presentation with climber Dave Mauro at 7:30pm at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St. Mauro will share photos, stories and GoPro footage from his adventures climbing the highest point of each of the seven continents. Entry is free; please RSVP.
    Backcountry Essentials :: http://www.backcountryessentials.ne
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Wednesday, January 15 12 events
  • 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 Sun., 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
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm Ferndale Book Group 
    Join a discussion about Washington Black by Esi Edugyan at a Ferndale Book Group meeting from 2:30pm-4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. All are welcome.
    Ferndale Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Gluten- and Dairy-Free Cooking 
    An "Easy Squeezy Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Cooking" class happens from 4pm-6pm at the Blaine Library, 610 Third St. Discover cooking tips and tricks using alternative products to make gluten-free/dairy-free cooking easy and fun. Learn how to cook favorites like Alfredo, soups including "cream"-based chowders, stews, dips, dressings and more. Pick up ideas for one-pot dishes, breakfast and repurposed leftovers. Presenter Heino Sunter will provide a live egg gravy cooking demo using his chicken-farmer grandmother's take on sausage gravy. Entry is free.
    Blaine Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm Road to Damascus Reception 
    An opening reception for Knowledge Bennett's "Road to Damascus" exhibit begins at 5pm at Western Washington University's Western Gallery. Bennett’s aesthetic praxis "epitomizes the legacy set forth by the American post-war art movements; while his historical forefathers delineated minimalism, pop art, color field and conceptual art within the depths of their own practices, Bennett collides them to bring forth a robust underpinning of aesthetic history, which challenges contemporary interests." The exhibit shows through May 2.
  • 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
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Homespun Italian 
    Karina Davidson will lead a "Homespun Italian" course from 6:30pm-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. The menu will feature sausage and fennel marinara served over crispy polenta triangles and garnished with capers and green olives; ricotta and tomato bruschetta with fried sage leaves; an antipasto salad with red wine vinaigrette; and for dessert, citrus olive oil cake with raspberry sauce. Fees are $55 (includes choice of wine or a non-alcoholic beverage).
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Creekside Open Mic 
    Sign up to read your poetry and prose or play music―or simply listen in―at a Creekside Open Mic starting at 6:30pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court, Gate 2. Entry to the monthly event is free.
    South Whatcom Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Racism Mapping Project 
    Colleen Semple, Shirley Osterhaus, and Margo Malone, members of the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force, will discuss the Racism Mapping Project from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. The interactive program will be looking at a number of sites of historic racism in Whatcom County, defining and providing contemporary examples of systemic racism, facilitating group discussion, and providing resources for further education and action. Entry is free; please register in advance.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Intro to Improv 
    Attend a free workshop focusing on play, creativity, storytelling and fun at a "Learn to Think on Your Feet" introductory improv class from 7pm-9pm at Improv Playworks, 1011 Girard St. All levels are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Please register in advance.
    Improv Playworks ::
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Kate Olson Ensemble 
    Jazz composer and soprano saxophonist Kate Olson will bring her Seattle-based quartet along for a Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center concert at 7pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets will be $5-$10 at the door.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Intro to Improv 
    Attend a free workshop focusing on play, creativity, storytelling and fun at a "Learn to Think on Your Feet" introductory improv class from 7pm-9pm at Improv Playworks, 1011 Girard St. All levels are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Please register in advance.
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Vaudevillingham 
    Attend 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. Suggested donation is $5-$10.
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Thursday, January 16 14 events
  • 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 Sun., 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
  • 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 Sun., 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
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Benny Goodman Presentation 
    "Benny Goodman: The Orchestra and the Groups" will be the focus of a talk and presentation with Seattle-based jazz clarinetist and 1930s enthusiast Jacob Zimmerman at 2pm at the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St. The free event will be illustrated with audio and video.
    Anacortes Public Library :: http://www.cityofanacortes.org
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Family Book Club 
    A monthly Family Book Club meets from 4pm-5pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Come share a story and participate in story-related discussion and activities at this book club designed for students and their families grade 3-6.
    Everson Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Art and Music with Penelope Keep 
    Attend an Art and Music presentation with painter Penelope Keep from 5pm-8pm at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Keep is an eighth grader at Fairhaven Middle School, and her bird-focused watercolors will be augmented by a 6pm piano interlude.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.firehouseperformingarts.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mencino Vermouth Class 
    Mark Paschal of Falsen Shenstone leads a Mencino Vermouth Class from 6pm-8pm at Old World Deli, 1228 N. State St. Fees are $30 and include light mediterranean snacks along with specialty tonics and sodas to try with the vermouths (doesn't include tax or gratuity).
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Census Community Forum 
    The South Fork Valley Community Association hosts "Stand Up and Be Counted: 2020 Census Community Forum" from 6:30pm-8:30pm in Deming at the Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 Valley Hwy). A pizza and salad dinner will be followed by presentations, a Q&A, and audience input and participation. Admission is by donation.
    Van Zandt Community Hall :: southforkvalley@aol.com
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Elizabeth Warren Book Club 
    An Elizabeth Warren Book Club meets from 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Colophon Cafe, 1208 11th St.
    Colophon Cafe :: inurick@elizabethwarren.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Backcountry Film Festival 
    The 15th annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival will screen at 7pm at the Mountain Room at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry is $15 to view the collection of short films focusing on the impact and importance of winter wild lands. Proceeds will benefit Bellingham Mountain rescue.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.brownpapertickets.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm A History of Slavery in New England 
    Western Washington University history professor Jared Hardesty reads from his book Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: A History of Slavery in New England at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. This exciting new book explores the importance of slavery to the colonization and settlement of New England, slavery’s relationship to the development of agriculture and industry, and the significance of slavery during the American Revolution.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Travelogue Series Kickoff 
    Patrick McGinty will kick off Bellingham Parks and Rec's annual Travelogue Series with stories and slides focusing on "Bike Trip Across America: A 3,411-Mile Journey of Discovery" at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The series continues monthly through April. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 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 - 11:00pm Good, Bad, Ugly 
    Watch "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" at 7:30pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, stick around for "The Project," which tonight will feature "Improv Mash-up." Entry is $8 for the early show, $5 for the late one.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Keola Beamer and Jeff Peterson 
    Hawaiian slack key guitar legend Keola Beamer will be joined by rising star Jeff Peterson for a 7:30pm concert in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Beamer has stretched the boundaries of slack key guitar music while remaining true to the soul of its deeply Hawaiian roots, while Peterson uses the style’s open tunings to explore multiple genres with flair. Tickets are $25-$39.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
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Friday, January 17 16 events
  • 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 Sun., 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
  • 7:00pm The Curious Savage 
    Alger Lookout Thespian Association (ALTA) concludes its 2020 show, John Patrick's The Curious Savage, at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday at Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. The comedy about a wealthy widow who is committed to a home for the mentally challenged because her stepchildren don't like what she's doing with "their" money is "guaranteed to start your year off with tons of laughter and loads of heart." Tickets are $12-$16; evening shows include dessert.
    Alger Community Church :: http://www.altatheatre.com
  • 7:00pm Beauty and the Beast 
    Students from Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth present showings of the musical Beauty and the Beast starting this weekend at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the BAAY Theater, 1059 N. State St. Previously performed in 2009, BAAY is reviving this classic tale with a new cast and a new vision. Tickets are $12.
    BAAY Theater :: http://www.baay.org
  • 11:00am Deep Forest Experience 
    Attend "Deep Forest Experience" events from 11am-2pm Fridays through Sundays through February at Rockport State Park, State Route 20, milepost 96. Guided hikes will depart hourly from the Discovery Center hourly. Park staff and volunteers lead 30- to 60-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 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.
  • 7:30pm Space Trek 
    The men and women of the USS Upfront will return to the stage when the popular improvised sci-fi show, "Space Trek," returns to the stage for 7:30pm and 9:30pm performances Fridays and Saturdays through January at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Audience members can get in on the action too--they'll provide the suggestions that inspire the improvised "missions." Tickets are $12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm The Revolutionists 
    As part of a Playwright Reading Series, iDiOM Theater presents staged readings of Lauren Gunderson's The Revolutionists at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $4-$5 to see the "girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror."
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm Contest of Crowns 
    Join Hamlet, Ophelia, Polonius, Mercutio, Juliet, Iago, Puck, Katherine, Isabella, Roselind, Helena, Cobweb, Benedict, Brutus, and Cleopatra when Shakespeare Northwest presents "Contest of Crowns,"--a Shakespearean twist on Game of Thrones--at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday in Anacortes at the ACT Annex, 1020 11th St. An additional showing takes place Sat., Feb. 8 at the Concrete Theatre.
  • 6:00pm Paddling With Spirits 
    As part of Whatcom READS, Northwest Coast author Irene Skyriver will read from her award-winning book, Paddling with Spirits: A Solo Kayak Journey, from 6pm-7:30pm Friday at the Bellingham Public Library (210 Central Ave.) and 3pm-4pm Saturday at the Deming Library (5044 Mt. Baker Hwy). The adventure is both a kayaking experience and one of inner exploration as Skyriver connects the journey to that of her native coastal ancestors. Entry is free.
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30am-11am every Friday in January at Lake Padden Park (East). Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Lake Padden Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Books and Bites 
    Bring your lunch if you'd like to discuss Susan Orlean's The Library Book at a "Books and Bites" meeting happening from 1pm-2:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm Winter Herbal Tonics Class 
    Terri Wilde will lead a Winter Herbal Tonics class from 5:30pm-7pm at the Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N. The hands-on workshop will focus on how to make herbal aids for immune system boosts, including healthy living tips. Bring a small jar for a making a tonic to bring home with you. Fees are $20.
    Chuckanut Center :: http://www.chuckanutcenter.org
  • 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.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 714-9631
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Tanya Tomkins and Tamara Friedman 
    Internationally acclaimed cellist Tanya Tomkins will be joined by Tamara Friedman on her 1804 fortepiano to perform works by Bach, Beethoven and more at 7pm in Anacortes at the Croatian Cultural Center, 801 5th St. Admission will be $25 at the door (entry is free for kids and students).
    Croatian Cultural Center :: http://www.anacortesartsfoundation.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Stand in the Corner 
    Standup comedians Joel O'Connor, Dan Mills, Brett Emerson, Sam Ellefson, and featured act Sam Miller will perform at "Stand in the Corner: A Timeout for Adults" at 7pm at the Bow Corner Pub, 14565 Allen West Rd. The free event will be hosted by Sean Flikke.
    Bow Corner Pub :: http://www.bowcornerpub.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Sweet Honey in the Rock 
    The internationally renowned a cappella ensemble, Sweet Honey in the Rock, makes its way to Bellingham for a 7:30pm performance at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. For almost 50 years, the ensemble has been a vital and innovative presence in both music and communities of conscience around the world. Tickets are $30.50-$59.50.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:30pm - 10:30pm Singing truth to power 
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Saturday, January 18 31 events
  • 11:00am Deep Forest Experience 
    Attend "Deep Forest Experience" events from 11am-2pm Fridays through Sundays through February at Rockport State Park, State Route 20, milepost 96. Guided hikes will depart hourly from the Discovery Center hourly. Park staff and volunteers lead 30- to 60-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 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.
  • 7:30pm Space Trek 
    The men and women of the USS Upfront will return to the stage when the popular improvised sci-fi show, "Space Trek," returns to the stage for 7:30pm and 9:30pm performances Fridays and Saturdays through January at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Audience members can get in on the action too--they'll provide the suggestions that inspire the improvised "missions." Tickets are $12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 10:00am Skagit Eagle Festival 
    Guided nature walks, presentations by guest speakers, watching stations, photography tours, multimedia presentations, sales by artisans and much more will be part of the 22nd annual Skagit Eagle Festival taking place Saturdays and Sundays through January at Rockport's Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center at Howard Miller Steelhead Park, and in Concrete, Marblemount, and beyond. Entry is by donation.
  • 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 Sun., 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 Curious Savage 
    Alger Lookout Thespian Association (ALTA) concludes its 2020 show, John Patrick's The Curious Savage, at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday at Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. The comedy about a wealthy widow who is committed to a home for the mentally challenged because her stepchildren don't like what she's doing with "their" money is "guaranteed to start your year off with tons of laughter and loads of heart." Tickets are $12-$16; evening shows include dessert.
    Alger Community Church :: http://www.altatheatre.com
  • All Day Beauty and the Beast 
    Students from Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth present showings of the musical Beauty and the Beast starting this weekend at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the BAAY Theater, 1059 N. State St. Previously performed in 2009, BAAY is reviving this classic tale with a new cast and a new vision. Tickets are $12.
    BAAY Theater :: http://www.baay.org
  • All Day Deep Forest Experience 
    Attend "Deep Forest Experience" events from 11am-2pm Fridays through Sundays through February at Rockport State Park, State Route 20, milepost 96. Guided hikes will depart hourly from the Discovery Center hourly. Park staff and volunteers lead 30- to 60-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 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.
  • 7:30pm Space Trek 
    The men and women of the USS Upfront will return to the stage when the popular improvised sci-fi show, "Space Trek," returns to the stage for 7:30pm and 9:30pm performances Fridays and Saturdays through January at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Audience members can get in on the action too--they'll provide the suggestions that inspire the improvised "missions." Tickets are $12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm The Revolutionists 
    As part of a Playwright Reading Series, iDiOM Theater presents staged readings of Lauren Gunderson's The Revolutionists at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $4-$5 to see the "girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror."
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm Contest of Crowns 
    Join Hamlet, Ophelia, Polonius, Mercutio, Juliet, Iago, Puck, Katherine, Isabella, Roselind, Helena, Cobweb, Benedict, Brutus, and Cleopatra when Shakespeare Northwest presents "Contest of Crowns,"--a Shakespearean twist on Game of Thrones--at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday in Anacortes at the ACT Annex, 1020 11th St. An additional showing takes place Sat., Feb. 8 at the Concrete Theatre.
  • 6:00pm Paddling With Spirits 
    As part of Whatcom READS, Northwest Coast author Irene Skyriver will read from her award-winning book, Paddling with Spirits: A Solo Kayak Journey, from 6pm-7:30pm Friday at the Bellingham Public Library (210 Central Ave.) and 3pm-4pm Saturday at the Deming Library (5044 Mt. Baker Hwy). The adventure is both a kayaking experience and one of inner exploration as Skyriver connects the journey to that of her native coastal ancestors. Entry is free.
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Pancake Breakfast 
    Choose from pancakes, French toast or biscuits and gravy at a Pancake Breakfast taking place from 8am-11am at the Ferndale Senior Center, 1999 Cherry St. (next to Pioneer Park). 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
  • 8:30am - 4:00pm Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Conference 
    The 22nd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Conference takes place from 8:30am-4pm at Whatcom Community College, 235 W. Kellogg Rd. This year's theme is "Tomorrow is Today: The Fierce Urgency of NOW," which Dr. King referenced in two of his most influential speeches. It will feature a keynote presentation led by young adults entitled "Moving the Dream Forward," along with morning and afternoon workshop sessions. Community resource tables and light refreshments will be available throughout the day. The conference is free and open to all ages.
    Whatcom Community College :: http://www.mlkconference.org
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm WNPS Field Trip 
    "Forest Ecology with Marvelous Old Growth Examples" will be the focus of a field trip with the local chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society from 9am-4pm at Larrabee Park. The field trip is limited to 24 people who will be split into two groups, so please register in advance for the free event.
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Winter Farmers Market 
    A plethora of vendors will have edible and creative offerings for sale at the first Winter Market of the season at the Bellingham Farmers Market's Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Additional events take place Feb. 15 and March 21 before the market opens on a weekly basis in April.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Gluten- and Dairy-Free Cooking 
    An "Easy Squeezy Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Cooking" class happens from 10am-12pm at the Blaine Library, 610 Third St. Discover cooking tips and tricks using alternative products to make gluten-free/dairy-free cooking easy and fun. Learn how to cook favorites like Alfredo, soups including "cream"-based chowders, stews, dips, dressings and more. Pick up ideas for one-pot dishes, breakfast and repurposed leftovers. Presenter Heino Sunter will also provide a live egg gravy cooking demo using his chicken-farmer grandmother's take on sausage gravy. Entry is free.
    Blaine Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Your Life is a Story Writers Group 
    Write about what you know when poet and author Barbara Bloom leads a "Your Life is a Story" Writers Group from 10:30am-12pm in Sudden Valley at the South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. Bring a pen and questions to the meeting and get writing.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Propagating Perennials 
    Becky Paulik will guide participants through stem, root, and leaf cuttings, divisions, and the intricacies of seeding perennials at a "Propagating Perennials" workshop from 11am-12pm in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Learn from Becky’s longtime nursery career about using the correct tools and proven techniques for successful perennial propagation. Entry is $8.
    Christianson's Nursery :: http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Womxn's March 
    The third annual Bellingham Womxn's March begins with inspiring speakers at 11am in front of Bellingham City Hall, 210 Lottie St. This year's focus will be on reproductive rights, immigration and climate change. Volunteer opportunities are available.
    Bellingham City Hall :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 12:00pm - 4:30pm Seed Swap, Barter Fair and Skillshare 
    Learn skills and swap seeds and homemade goods to enhance our local resiliency at a "Seed Swap, Barter Fair, and Skillshare" from 12pm-4:30pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Free classes on cooking, fermentation, gardening, seed saving and homesteading skills will be part of the day's activities. Entry is $5 (children under 12 are free). Please reserve bartering tables in advance.
    Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship :: http://www.cascadiaskillshare.org
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Camera Unobscura Workshop 
    In conjunction with Whatcom Reads, attend a Camera UnObscura workshop from 1pm-2:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Attendees will explore early photographic technology, similar to that used by Eowyn Ivey in her book To the Bright Edge of the World In this intergenerational workshop, participants will learn about the beginnings of photography and build their own camera obscura. Fees are $30-$35.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm More than a label 
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Bird Smarts 
    As part of Whatcom Reads, attend "Bird Smarts: Surviving Winter in Whatcom County" from 2pm-3pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Find out whom you can expect to see in Whatcom County this winter and discover the creative ways they survive cold and wet weather. Presenters will share good local birding areas in Whatcom County as well as ways you can make our birds’ winter stay easier in your own backyard.
    Everson Library :: http://www.whatcomreads.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Discovering Sherry Tasting 
    Stop by for a "Discovering Sherry" tasting with Casa Venture Imports from 2pm-4pm at Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants, 19 Prospect St. Entry to the 21-and-over event is free.
    Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants :: http://www.sjwinemerchants.com
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Rising Above the Pain 
    Julie Hanft, author of Rising Above the Pain, leads a free seminar on living with chronic pain dubbed "Don't Chase Life...Let it Walk With You" at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:00pm - 11:00pm Sunrise Night of Music 
    Lost Keys will perform at a "Sunrise Night of Music" fundraiser for La Conner Sunrise Food Bank taking place from 6pm-11pm at Maple Hall, 104 Commercial St. Beer, wine and appetizers will be available, and a silent auction will be part of the festivities. Entry is $10; drink tickets will be sold at the door.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Blue Abode Comedy Showcase 
    Jaci Terjeson, Brady Secules, Jack Stewart, and host Nikki Kilpatrick will bring on the laughs at a monthly Comedy Showcase at 7pm at the Blue Abode Bar, 2925 Newmarket St. Entry is $5 to the 21 and over show.
    Blue Abode Bar :: http://www.theblueabodebar.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Patsy Cline Tribute Concert 
    Marcia Kline presents "Timeless," a Patsy Cline Tribute, at 7pm in Sedro-Woolley at Magnolia Grill Hall, 214 Ferry St. The performance will feature multimedia duets, biographical snapshots and video treasures. Entry is $17-$20.
    Magnolia Grill Hall :: http://www.brownpapertickets.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Hot Club of Troy 
    As part of the Manouche NW Concert Series, the Hot Club of Troy will play music in the style of the renowned Quintet of the Hot Club of France and legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt at 7pm at Mount Baker Theatre's intimate Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $25.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Whatcom Wind Ensemble Winter Concert 
    The Whatcom Wind Ensemble presents its Winter Concert at 7pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The semi-professional community ensemble features wind instruments (think trumpets, clarinets, french horn, tuba, etc.) whose musicians simply love to bring beautiful music to the world. Entry is free.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.whatcomwindensemble.weebly.com
  • 9:30pm - 11:30pm Salsa Night 
    Join DJ Antonio Diaz as he mixes a combination of Latin rhythms at Rumba Northwest's bimonthly "Saturday Salsa Night" taking place from 9:30pm-12am at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State St. The night will begin with an intro lesson, followed by an evening of dancing. Entry to the all-ages event is $5.
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