Week of February 16, 2020

Sunday, February 16 15 events
  • All Day Fiction 101 Short Story Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our second annual "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and younger) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through March 1. Winners will be printed in our March 18 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 younger.
  • All Day The Great Northwest Glass Quest 
    Join the 11th annual Great Northwest Glass Quest from Feb. 14-23 throughout Camano Island and Stanwood. Called the "greatest treasure hunt in the Pacific Northwest," the free event sees people searching in local parks and businesses for clues that can be exchanged for handblown glass floats by artists Mark and Marcus Ellinger. Download a guide, and get searching!
    Camano Island and Stanwood :: http://www.thegreatnwglassquest.com
  • 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
  • 7:00pm My Circus Valentine 
    Bellingham Circus Guild presents its 10th annual "My Circus Valentine" shows at 7pm Thursday, 6pm and 9pm Thursday and Saturday, and 3pm 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.
  • 12:00pm A Forest of Words Poetry Competition 
    A FOREST OF WORDS: 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
  • 7:30pm Vox and Friends 
    Vox Pacifica presents its second annual "Vox & Friends: Uncorked--A Musical Cabaret" fundraising performance at 7:30pm Saturday, and 4pm Sunday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The show will offer lively, provocative and engaging tunes performed by the choral ensemble, as well as numerous solo, duet and small group numbers. This year's guest singers include Cassidy Bloom, Naomi Pomerantz, Beth Fuller, Anneliese Floyd, Amanda Bloom, and more. Tickets are $30.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.voxpacifica.org
  • 11:00am Red Wine and Chocolate Tour 
    Sample locally made wine, spirits and chocolates during a Red Wine & Chocolate Tour taking place from 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at six tasting rooms on Whidbey Island--including Holmes Harbor Cellars, Mutiny Bay Distillery, Blooms Winery. Whidbey Island Distillery, Spoiled Dog Winery, and Comforts of Whidbey. Tickets are $25-$30 and includes a tasting glass and chocolate, wine or spirits samples at each locale.
  • 7:30pm Murder on the Orient Express 
    An adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express continues this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 to see Detective Hercule Poirot figure out whodunnit. Additional performances take place Feb. 20-22.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:30pm The Curious Savage 
    John Patrick's A Curious Savage opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Lynden at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $10-$14; additional showings happen through March 1.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Sedro-Woolley Community Breakfast 
    Eggs to order, omelets, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, French toast and more can be had at a monthly Community Breakfast happening from 8am-11am in Sedro-Woolley at American Legion Post #43, 701 Murdock St. Entry is $5 for kids, $7 for adults.
    American Legion Post #43 :: http://www.sedro-woolley.com
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Snowshoe Walk 
    Learn snowshoe and winter safety basics while gaining knowledge about winter ecology, recreation opportunities, and the cultural history of the North Fork Nooksack drainage at a ranger-guided Snowshoe Walk starting at 10am at Glacier Public Service Center, 10091 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry is $10 for youth 16 and under, $20 general. Snowshoes and poles are provided. Reservations are required. Programs continue Sundays through March 22.
    Glacier Public Service Center :: http://www.discovernw.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
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Jim and Susie Malcolm 
    Listen to folksingers and instrumentalists Jim and Susie Malcolm at 2pm at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Suggested donation is $20 at the door; concerts at by invitation only, so go to the website to find out how to get on the email list. Anyone already on the email list is automatically invited.
    Nancy's Farm :: http://www.nancysfarm.com
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Aizuri String Quartet 
    In partnership with Seattle's Emerald City Music, Bellingham Festival of Music presents a performance by the multi-award-winning Aizuri String Quartet at 4pm at the Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd. The performance, a benefit for the festival, will offer listeners an opportunity to experience chamber music as it was meant to be heard--in intimate surroundings accompanied by wine and delicious appetizers. Tickets are $75. Advance purchase is required, as space is limited.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Dances of Universal Peace 
    "Into the Heart of Love" will be the focus of a Dances of Universal Peace gathering from 6pm-8pm at the Center for Mindful Use, 100 E. Maple St., Suite B. No previous experience is necessary; all dances are taught to the group each time. All are welcome. Suggested donation is $5-$10.
    Center for Mindful Use :: dimockmarti@gmail.com
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Monday, February 17 7 events
  • All Day Fiction 101 Short Story Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our second annual "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and younger) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through March 1. Winners will be printed in our March 18 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 younger.
  • All Day The Great Northwest Glass Quest 
    Join the 11th annual Great Northwest Glass Quest from Feb. 14-23 throughout Camano Island and Stanwood. Called the "greatest treasure hunt in the Pacific Northwest," the free event sees people searching in local parks and businesses for clues that can be exchanged for handblown glass floats by artists Mark and Marcus Ellinger. Download a guide, and get searching!
    Camano Island and Stanwood :: http://www.thegreatnwglassquest.com
  • 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
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Bite of Blaine 
    Sample delicious fare prepared by local restaurants and then vote on your favorite at the 20th annual "Bite of Blaine" and silent auction fundraiser from 6pm-9pm at Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry is $30.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.blainechamber.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Cider University 
    Learn the basics at a "Cider U" class from 6:30pm-8pm at Thousand Acre Cider House, 109 Grand Ave. Entry is $25 and includes a lecture and discussion, a sensory tasting flight, and a coupon for 15 percent off bottles to take home after class.
    Thousand Acre Cider House :: http://www.thousandacreciderhouse.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Bacon and Chocolate 
    Bacon bourbon jam, candied bacon chocolate strips and brown butter chocolate chip cookies will be on the menu at a "Bacon and Chocolate" class with Bruno Feldeisen from 6:30pm-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.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
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Tuesday, February 18 9 events
  • All Day Fiction 101 Short Story Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our second annual "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and younger) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through March 1. Winners will be printed in our March 18 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 younger.
  • All Day The Great Northwest Glass Quest 
    Join the 11th annual Great Northwest Glass Quest from Feb. 14-23 throughout Camano Island and Stanwood. Called the "greatest treasure hunt in the Pacific Northwest," the free event sees people searching in local parks and businesses for clues that can be exchanged for handblown glass floats by artists Mark and Marcus Ellinger. Download a guide, and get searching!
    Camano Island and Stanwood :: http://www.thegreatnwglassquest.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Artist workshop 
    Watch artist Neal Cronic paint with acrylics and oil at a low-key Artist Workshop from 6pm-7:30pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. If you're interested in following along with Cronic, bring water-based painting materials of your own and join in. Entry is free. The event repeats Feb. 25.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Racism Mapping 
    Members of the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force present an interactive program 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 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is free; please register in advance.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm The Art of Tea 
    Traditional Teas owners Laurie and Charles Dawson--who are also the founders of the Whatcom Tea Enthusiasts Association--lead "The Art of Tea" from 6:30pm-8pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Join them to explore pairing teas with chocolate of both complementary and contrasting flavors. Pairing tea with chocolate is a delicious way to learn the flavor profiles of a variety of high-end teas.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 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 - 9:00pm Chuckanut Radio Hour 
    Melissa Anne Peterson will discuss her new book, Vera Violet, as the featured author at tonight's Chuckanut Radio Hour starting at 7pm at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Set against the backdrop of a decaying Pacific Northwest lumber town, the book is a debut that explores themes of poverty, violence and environmental degradation as played out in the young lives of a group of close-knit friends. Musical guests Louis Ledford and Kristin Allen-Zito will join the fun. Entry is $5.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Books on Tap 
    Deming Library staff will lead a discussion focusing on Paricia Lockwood's Priestdaddy at a "Books on Tap" discussion taking place from 7pm-8:30pm at the North Fork Brewery, 6186 Mt. Baker Hwy.
    North Fork Brewery :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 9:00pm - 10:00pm Ski Bus to Stevens Pass 
    If you're interested in joining a 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. Fees vary.
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Wednesday, February 19 12 events
  • All Day Fiction 101 Short Story Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our second annual "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and younger) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through March 1. Winners will be printed in our March 18 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 younger.
  • All Day The Great Northwest Glass Quest 
    Join the 11th annual Great Northwest Glass Quest from Feb. 14-23 throughout Camano Island and Stanwood. Called the "greatest treasure hunt in the Pacific Northwest," the free event sees people searching in local parks and businesses for clues that can be exchanged for handblown glass floats by artists Mark and Marcus Ellinger. Download a guide, and get searching!
    Camano Island and Stanwood :: http://www.thegreatnwglassquest.com
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm Ferndale Book Group 
    As part of Whatcom READS, join the Ferndale Book Group to discuss Eowyn Ivey's The the Bright Edge of the World from 2:30pm-4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St.
    Ferndale Library :: http://www.whatcomreads.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Poetry slam workshop 
    Youth in grades 6-12 can attend a Poetry Slam workshop from 3pm-4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. They can learn from an expert and what it takes to write and perform their own poetry. Entry is free; the workshop continues at 3pm Wed., Feb. 26.
    Ferndale Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Rain Gardens Workshop 
    Blaine C.O.R.E. (Community Organization for Resources and Education) leads a free "Rain Gardens" workshop from 4pm-6pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Attendees will learn how to manage runoff and/or standing water by planting a mini-forest floor that will absorb and manage that extra water in your yard.
    Blaine Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Group Run 
    All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:00pm - 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 taking place from 6pm-8pm 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 Wines of Tuscany 
    Wine educator Laurent Martel focuses on "Wines of Tuscany" from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Martel has represented Italian wines for more than 30 years and has traveled to all but three of Italy’s 20 wine growing provinces. Entry is $45.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Adventures in Biogeography 
    Join the local chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society for an "Adventures in Biogeography" seminar at 7pm at the RE Store's Sustainable Living Center, 2309 Meridian St. Speakers will discuss some of the unique characteristics that make places like Whatcom County unique. Entry is free.
    Sustainable Living Center :: http://www.wnpskoma.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.
    Improv Playworks :: http://www.improvplayworks.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Can We Just Talk? LGBTQ+ Discussion Group 
    Attend a "Can We Just Talk?" LGBTQ+ discussion group from 7pm-8:30pm at the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center, 1220 Bay St. The casual, no-pressure group meets monthly to meet, talk and tell their stories. This month's theme is "community."
    Whatcom Peace and Justice Center :: http://www.whatcompjc.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Liederabend Concert 
    Students from the WWU Voice Studios will perform art songs and poetry representing a synthesis of poetry, music and tradition at "Liederabend: Western Singers in Concert" at 7:30pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free to the evening of song.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
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Thursday, February 20 16 events
  • All Day Fiction 101 Short Story Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our second annual "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and younger) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through March 1. Winners will be printed in our March 18 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 younger.
  • 6:30pm Human Rights Film festival turns 20 
  • All Day The Great Northwest Glass Quest 
    Join the 11th annual Great Northwest Glass Quest from Feb. 14-23 throughout Camano Island and Stanwood. Called the "greatest treasure hunt in the Pacific Northwest," the free event sees people searching in local parks and businesses for clues that can be exchanged for handblown glass floats by artists Mark and Marcus Ellinger. Download a guide, and get searching!
    Camano Island and Stanwood :: http://www.thegreatnwglassquest.com
  • 7:30pm The Curious Savage 
    John Patrick's sentimental comedy, A Curious Savage, continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Lynden at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $10-$14; additional showings happen through March 1.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 8:00pm Typhoon of Tenderness 
    Dennis McSorley, an award-winning master storyteller and monologist based in Vermont, presents his one-man show Typhoon of Tenderness at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Told with both humor and truth, the story bears witness to the joys, eventual pain and, finally, the possibility of redemption. Tickets are $12-$15; additional showings take place Feb. 27-29.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm Murder on the Orient Express 
    An adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express concludes this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 to see Detective Hercule Poirot figure out whodunnit.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:00pm My Fair Lady 
    Drama students present performances of the classic musical My Fair Lady at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at the Ferndale High School Auditorium, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets will be $8-$10 at the door. Additional showings happen Feb. 27-29.
    Ferndale High School Auditorium :: (360) 383-9240
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Academy for Lifelong Learning Spring Preview 
    The Academy for Lifelong Learning will host a Spring Preview from 1pm-3pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. ALL offers adults an opportunity to learn and inspire continued intellectual growth. Programs include traditional liberal arts and sciences topics with an emphasis on interdisciplinary exploration, utilizing formats that encourage discussion and exchange of knowledge. Programs are open to all interested adults, regardless of age or educational background.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.wwu.edu/all
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bellwether Premiere Wine Social 
    Sample Northwest-produced, limited-production wines and the finest bites from the restaurant at a Bellwether Premiere Wine Social taking place from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Hotel Bellwether's Compass Wine Room at the Lighthouse Grill, One Bellwether Way. Fees are $30. Additional events take place March 19 and April 23.
    Lighthouse Grill :: http://www.brownpapertickets.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Roasted Vegetables Class 
    Seattle Culinary Academy graduate Bre Snodgrass leads a "Roasted Vegetables" class from 6:30pm-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Participants will learn how to coax caramelization and crispness from modest winter vegetables, making them a delectable addition to any meal. Fees are $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Mountains in Alaska 
    Join Alpine Institute guide Jim Mediator to discuss alpine climbing and mountaineering in Alaska at a Whatcom READS event from 6:30pm-8pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.whatcomreads.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm All Our Trials 
    Emily Thuma, an assistant professor of politics and law at the University of Washington, shares ideas from her book All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Right to End Violence at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 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 a Say What? Comedy Panel. Entry is $8 for the early show, $5 for the late one.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Jansen Jazz Band 
    Steve Herrick directs the Jansen Jazz Band at a 7:30pm concert at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The 20- 30-member band is comprised of volunteer musicians--members of the community who enjoy learning and performing. Tickets are $10 to the all-ages show.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Randy's Cheeseburger Picnic 
    Randy of Trailer Park Boys presents "Randy's Cheeseburger Picnic" at 8pm at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. The show will feature a bit of standup, silly contests, some classic punchlines and a chance to meet your favorite cast member. Tickets are $25.
    The Shakedown :: ww.shakedownbellingham.com
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Friday, February 21 17 events
  • All Day Fiction 101 Short Story Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our second annual "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and younger) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through March 1. Winners will be printed in our March 18 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 younger.
  • All Day Human Rights Film festival turns 20 
  • 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
  • All Day The Great Northwest Glass Quest 
    Join the 11th annual Great Northwest Glass Quest from Feb. 14-23 throughout Camano Island and Stanwood. Called the "greatest treasure hunt in the Pacific Northwest," the free event sees people searching in local parks and businesses for clues that can be exchanged for handblown glass floats by artists Mark and Marcus Ellinger. Download a guide, and get searching!
    Camano Island and Stanwood :: http://www.thegreatnwglassquest.com
  • 7:30pm Fame 
    Follow the highs and lows of the final class of New York City's illustrious High School for the Performing Arts when META opens the musical FAME this week at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The show does not shy away from complex issues, such as racial prejudice, drug abuse, and sexual exploitation, as the young performers explore the realities of striving for a career in show business. Tickets are $18-$28; additional performances take place through March 7.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:00pm Something in the Stars 
    Experience student-devised artistry at it best when Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth's Creation Lab presents performances of the original musical Something in the Stars at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at BAAY Theater, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $12 to the show about destine, love and courage on an early 20th century steamship.
    BAAY Theater :: http://www.baay.org
  • All Day The Curious Savage 
    John Patrick's sentimental comedy, A Curious Savage, continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Lynden at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $10-$14; additional showings happen through March 1.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 7:30pm Cupid's Arrow, Fifty Shades of Velvet 
    The improvised dating game known as "Cupid's Arrow" returns to the stage at 7:30pm and 9:30pm showings Fridays and Saturdays through February at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, watch "Fifty Shades of Velvet," an improvised romance novel. (Please note this show is recommended for mature audiences.) Tickets are $12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day Murder on the Orient Express 
    An adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express concludes this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 to see Detective Hercule Poirot figure out whodunnit.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day Typhoon of Tenderness 
    Dennis McSorley, an award-winning master storyteller and monologist based in Vermont, presents his one-man show Typhoon of Tenderness at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Told with both humor and truth, the story bears witness to the joys, eventual pain and, finally, the possibility of redemption. Tickets are $12-$15; additional showings take place Feb. 27-29.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • All Day My Fair Lady 
    Drama students present performances of the classic musical My Fair Lady at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at the Ferndale High School Auditorium, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets will be $8-$10 at the door. Additional showings happen Feb. 27-29.
    Ferndale High School Auditorium :: (360) 383-9240
  • 6:00pm Red Barn Spring Market 
    More than 60 vintage, handmade, boutique and home decor vendors will show and sell their wares at the Red Barn Spring Market taking place from 6pm-9pm Friday, and 10am-4pm Saturday in Lynden at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $4; if you bring a food donation for Open Hands, get in free (find a list of needed items on the event's Facebook page).
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.redbarnmarketevents.com
  • 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 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
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Books and Bites 
    Bring your lunch if you'd like and join a lively conversation about Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie at a "Books and Bites" discussion from 1pm-2:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Pet Adoption Primer 
    The Alternative Humane Society of Whatcom County will partner with UKUSCAdoggie of Fairhaven for an "All You Need to Know About Adoption" event from 4pm-6pm at Sycamore Square, 1200 Harris Ave., suite 111. Tish O'Keefe of AHS will have all the information you need to know if you're thinking about dog or cat adoption, guiding you through the entire process, and answering all your questions.
  • 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
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Contest of Crowns 
    Join Hamlet, Ophelia, Polonius, Mercutio, Juliet, Iago, Puck, Katherine, Isabella, Rosalind, Helena, Cobweb, Benedict, Brutus, and Cleopatra when Shakespeare Northwest presents "Contest of Crowns,"--a PG-13, Shakespearean twist on Game of Thrones--at 7:30pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
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Saturday, February 22 29 events
  • All Day Fiction 101 Short Story Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our second annual "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and younger) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through March 1. Winners will be printed in our March 18 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 younger.
  • All Day Human Rights Film festival turns 20 
  • 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 Great Northwest Glass Quest 
    Join the 11th annual Great Northwest Glass Quest from Feb. 14-23 throughout Camano Island and Stanwood. Called the "greatest treasure hunt in the Pacific Northwest," the free event sees people searching in local parks and businesses for clues that can be exchanged for handblown glass floats by artists Mark and Marcus Ellinger. Download a guide, and get searching!
    Camano Island and Stanwood :: http://www.thegreatnwglassquest.com
  • 7:30pm Bayshore Symphony 
    Works by Haydn, Dvorak, and Smetana can be heard at Bayshore Symphony's Winter Concerts taking place at 7:30pm Saturday in Mount Vernon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (415 S. 18th St.), and 3pm Sunday in Bellingham at Central Lutheran Church (925 N. Forest St.). Suggested donation is $15.
  • All Day Fame 
    Follow the highs and lows of the final class of New York City's illustrious High School for the Performing Arts when META opens the musical FAME this week at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The show does not shy away from complex issues, such as racial prejudice, drug abuse, and sexual exploitation, as the young performers explore the realities of striving for a career in show business. Tickets are $18-$28; additional performances take place through March 7.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • All Day Something in the Stars 
    Experience student-devised artistry at it best when Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth's Creation Lab presents performances of the original musical Something in the Stars at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at BAAY Theater, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $12 to the show about destine, love and courage on an early 20th century steamship.
    BAAY Theater :: http://www.baay.org
  • All Day The Curious Savage 
    John Patrick's sentimental comedy, A Curious Savage, continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Lynden at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $10-$14; additional showings happen through March 1.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 7:00pm Links at the Library 
    Play miniature golf indoors as part of a "Links at the Library" fundraiser from 7pm-10pm Saturday (adults only) and 12pm-3pm Sunday (family-friendly) at the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St. Appetizers, drinks, and live music from the Savage Blues Band will be part of the first event. Great Gatsby-themed costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $40.
    Anacortes Public Library :: (360) 293-1910
  • 7:30pm Cupid's Arrow, Fifty Shades of Velvet 
    The improvised dating game known as "Cupid's Arrow" returns to the stage at 7:30pm and 9:30pm showings Fridays and Saturdays through February at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, watch "Fifty Shades of Velvet," an improvised romance novel. (Please note this show is recommended for mature audiences.) Tickets are $12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm Murder on the Orient Express 
    An adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express concludes this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 to see Detective Hercule Poirot figure out whodunnit.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 8:00pm Typhoon of Tenderness 
    Dennis McSorley, an award-winning master storyteller and monologist based in Vermont, presents his one-man show Typhoon of Tenderness at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Told with both humor and truth, the story bears witness to the joys, eventual pain and, finally, the possibility of redemption. Tickets are $12-$15; additional showings take place Feb. 27-29.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:00pm My Fair Lady 
    Drama students present performances of the classic musical My Fair Lady at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at the Ferndale High School Auditorium, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets will be $8-$10 at the door. Additional showings happen Feb. 27-29.
    Ferndale High School Auditorium :: (360) 383-9240
  • 6:00pm Red Barn Spring Market 
    More than 60 vintage, handmade, boutique and home decor vendors will show and sell their wares at the Red Barn Spring Market taking place from 6pm-9pm Friday, and 10am-4pm Saturday in Lynden at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $4; if you bring a food donation for Open Hands, get in free (find a list of needed items on the event's Facebook page).
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.redbarnmarketevents.com
  • 7:00am - 10:00am Swan Watch 
    The Friends of Tennant Lake and Hovander Park invite the public to their annual Swan Watch taking place from 7am-10am in Ferndale at Tennant Lake, 5236 Nielsen Ave. Show up at dawn to see as many as 300 Trumpeter and Tundra swans lift off for the day's forage, then stick around to warm up and listen to a guest speaker at the Interpretive Center. Refreshments and hot drinks will be served, and rehabilitated swans healthy enough to be returned to the wild might be released. Dress for the weather. Entry is free, and all ages are welcome.
    Tennant Lake :: http://www.fotlhp.org
  • 8:00am - 10:00am Pancake Breakfast 
    All ages are welcome at a Pancake Breakfast taking place from 8am-10am in Ferndale at American Legion Post #154, 5537 Second Ave. Entry is $3 for kids 12 and under, $6 general.
    American Legion Post #154 :: (360) 201-1109
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm NSEA Work Party 
    Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association and the City of Bellingham Parks for a Work Party from 9am-12pm along the Bay to Baker Trail, adjacent to Squalicum Creek's new channel. Park at 3424 James St. Volunteers will be planting, removing invasive vegetation and mulching.
    Bay to Baker Trail :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Aura Photos 
    Intuitive energy coach Charles Crooks hosts Aura Photos readings from 10am-5pm at 115 Unity St., suite #202. Entry is $45; get a printed photo, an interpretation of your energy by Charles, a personalized affirmation based on your photo, and a 14 page generated PDF report email to you. The report gives you even deeper information into your energy, and information about your personality color. Please sign up in advance.
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Garden Design 
    Blaine C.O.R.E. (Community Organization for Resources and Education) hosts a free "Garden Design" class from 10am-12pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Learn how to look at your yard as a landscape designer. Review how to assess the overall yard including hardscape assessments, best materials, integration with the home and/or views, sunlight observations, airflow and other major landscaping considerations.
    Blaine Library :: http://www.wcls.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
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm What your home says about the world 
    Sociologist and writer Michelle Janning leads a Humanities Washington talk, "What Your Home Says About the World," at 10:30am at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 First St. Featuring real stories that bring her research to life, this talk highlights what we need to know about today's changing family roles and relationships, how objects have their own cultural biographies, and the ways that group inequalities matter in the larger collection of our family stories. Entry is free; please RSVP.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm Clean Water Happy Hour 
    Cohen Group NW hosts a monthly Clean Water Happy Hour from 12pm-3pm at Overflow Taps, 2930 Newmarket St., Ste 117. The event benefits charity: water, a nonprofit organization that has funded and coordinated more than 40,000 water projects in 27 countries. Everyone's first drink is sponsored; there are also giveaways. Please register in advance.
    Overflow Taps :: http://www.eventbrite.com
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Sculptural Hat Forms 
    In celebration of "The Global Language of Headwear" exhibit currently on display at the Lightcatcher Building, millinery designer Wayne Wichern presents "Sculptural Hat Forms" from 1pm-2:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Behind each hat design is a shaping tool known as a hat block. These blocks are infinite in variety and complexity and come together with the material to create wearable works of art. Wayne will also discuss the processes and art behind modern headwear. Entry is included with admission.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Indie Imports Wine Tasting 
    Attend an "Introducing Indie Imports" tasting from 2pm-4pm at Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants, 19 Prospect St. Rep Gabriel Lukeris will share a lineup of wines from Indie--most of which are certified organic and biodynamic. Entry to the 21-and-over event is free.
    Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants :: http://www.sjwinemerchants.com
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Native Plants and Birds 
    Join North Cascades Audubon Society for a "Native Plants and Birds: Creating a Bird-Friendly Backyard" primer from 2pm-3pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. With some careful plant choices, find out how your backyard can be a sanctuary for nesting and overwintering birds, as well as a recharge station for migrating birds. Entry is free.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Telling Stories Through Textile Maps 
    Bettina Matzkuhn presents "Telling Stories Through Textile Maps" at 2pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Matzkuhn has combined her interest in textiles, cartography and nature over many years. Her textile maps tell stories through unusual forms and subjects not normally associated with embroidery. Join her as she discusses her process of working through ideas and collaborations to create work that has been exhibited internationally. Entry is free.
    Blaine Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm One Trick Pony Paul Simon Tribute 
    Sing along to your favorites during a Paul Simon tribute by Michael Trew of One Trick Pony from 6pm-8pm at Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town, 210 E. Chestnut St. Covering songs from the 1960s Simon & Garfunkel days, ’70s hits and beyond, Trew draws the audiences into spirited sing-alongs. Entry to the all-ages show is free.
    Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town :: http://www.kombuchatown.com/culturecafe
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance 
    The Merriweather Band provides live music at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's Contra Dance taking place from 7pm-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $10-$15 ($7 for students).
  • 7:30pm - 11:30pm Serial Killers 
    iDiOM Theater's annual "Serial Killers" continues at 7:30pm and 9:30pm 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 perform a new episode each weekend, and the audience "votes off" a team until the winners are crowned. Tickets are $7-$12; next Saturday, a winner will be crowned.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
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