Week of February 21, 2021

Sunday, February 21 10 events
  • All Day Riding the Wind 
    Michael Dickter's "Riding the Wind" exhibit can be seen from 11am-6pm daily through February (closed Tuesdays) in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St. Face masks are required, and a maximum of 13 people will be allowed in the gallery at a time.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.perryandcarlson.com
  • All Day Undercover Exhibit 
    "Undercover," an exhibition of butter dishes juried by Nikki Mizak, will be featured from 11am-5pm Monday through Saturday (closed Tuesday), and 12pm-4pm Sunday through February at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 10:00am BAAY Online Winter Classes 
    Registration is still open for Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth's online winter classes for kids and teens, which continue weekly on Zoom through early April. Students from ages 5 to 17 can explore theater, dance, singing, songwriting, improv, costuming, makeup and more. Fees are $90-$180 per class. Also offered are special multiple classes, bring-a-friend discounts, scholarships and more. Remaining classes include Beginning Costuming (Feb. 23-March 2), Makeup and Special Effects (Feb. 26-April 2), A Light in the Attic (Feb. 23-March 30), Pirates and Princesses (Feb. 25-April 1), Junior Dance Company (Feb. 24-May 19), Approaching Musical Theatre (Feb. 22-March 31), and Senior Dance Company (Feb. 25-May 20).
  • 10:00am A Forest of Words Poetry Competition 
    Teens in grades 6-12 can submit their original writing for consideration in Whatcom County Library System's annual poetry competition, "A Forest of Words," through March 15. All styles of poetry are encouraged; a panel selects poems based on originality, creativity and craft, and accepted poets receive a copy of the collaborative book--and bragging rights. Submissions will be accepted online, via mail, or at one of the WCLS libraries.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 10:00am From Where They Are 
    Help raise funds for Fairhaven's Firehouse Performing Arts Center by watching Kuntz and Company's virtual performance of from where they are online as part of the Firehouse Studio. The focus of the 20-minute piece explores how area youth ages 7-16 have adapted to life under the continued threat of COVID-19. Fees are $5 to view the collaboration between Kuntz and Co., Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, and the Firehouse. Additional donations to help keep the venue alive are welcome.
  • 10:00am Birdland 
    Flock to Skagit Valley and view "Birdland" from 10am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through February in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The exhibit featuring feathered subject matter by more than 100 artists can also be perused online.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • 11:00am A Straw in the Wind 
    Margy Lavelle's "A Straw in the Wind" exhibit can be seen 11am-4pm Fridays through Sundays through Feb. 28 in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. The gallery is also open by appointment. Lavelle's large paintings and small oil studies were made during the pandemic, and are her response to the social restrictions and stay at home orders.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Whatcom Writes Group Reading 
    From 2pm-3:30pm, winning writers who submitted to the annual Whatcom READS challenge, Whatcom WRITES, will share their work at a virtual event. This year, the theme based on the book Washington Black was "reconciliation." Top entries will be published in an annual anthology. There were so many entries, a second reading will take place at 2pm Sun., Feb. 28.
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Group Poetry Reading 
    Local and regional poets Jessica Gigot (Feeding Hour), Chloe Yelena Miller (Viable), and Jen Stewart Fueston (Unrest, Madonna, Complex) will read from their respective works at 4pm at Village Books' Virtual Reading Gallery. Register in advance for the free group poetry reading.
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm From the Kitchen Table with Robert Blake 
    Bellingham-based singer and songwriter Robert Sarazin Blake presents his weekly "From the Kitchen Table" concert from 5pm-7pm on Facebook Live. This week, he'll be joined remotely by J. Wagner for the livestream broadcast featuring songs, stories and requests. Suggested donation to the virtual tip jar is $10, but feel free to give more.
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Monday, February 22 3 events
  • 11:00am Riding the Wind 
    Michael Dickter's "Riding the Wind" exhibit can be seen from 11am-6pm daily through February (closed Tuesdays) in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St. Face masks are required, and a maximum of 13 people will be allowed in the gallery at a time.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.perryandcarlson.com
  • 11:00am Undercover Exhibit 
    "Undercover," an exhibition of butter dishes juried by Nikki Mizak, will be featured from 11am-5pm Monday through Saturday (closed Tuesday), and 12pm-4pm Sunday through February at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Virtual Open Mic 
    At 6pm, Spanish-language writers and poets can share their talents when Village Books hosts a virtual Spanish Open Mic. At 7pm, a traditional Open Mic will ensue. Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience. Emcee and celebrated local author, Sean Dwyer, will host. Register in advance to read, as spaces are limited.
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Tuesday, February 23 7 events
  • 11:00am Undercover 
    "Undercover," an exhibition of butter dishes juried by Nikki Mizak, will be featured for the final week from 11am-5pm daily through Saturday, and 12pm-4pm Sunday at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 11:00am Members Show and Art Challenge 
    View an annual "Members Show" for the final week from 11am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday at Allied Arts, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The exhibit features work up to 100 Allied Arts members in a variety of mediums--including traditional paintings to photography to contemporary sculptures and everything in between. Additionally, an art challenge related to Whatcom READS takes place through the month, with submissions being accepted on a first-come, first-hung basis March 2-3.
    Allied Arts :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 11:00am Origins and Evolutions Exhibit 
    "Origins and Evolutions: Five Generations" can be seen from 11am-4pm Tues.-Thurs., and by appointment, at least through May 22 at Gallery Syre, 465 Stuart Rd. The show gathers together artworks by generations of artists in the Anderson/Syre family--Grandma Joe, her grandson David Syre, and Syre’s daughter Amy Healy. The exhibit reveals how the power of art can transcend generations and forms.
    Gallery Syre :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • 9:00am - 2:30pm Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting 
    People working in the food and farm community can learn about local food systems, make connections and get inspired at Sustainable Connections' annual Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting taking place from 9am-2:30pm online. The keynote panel, "Imagining a Just Food Recovery," kicks off the meeting with a conversation including Tarik Abdullah (Feed the People), Adasha Turner (Modest Family Solutions), and Brandon Revey (Revey Diesel & Marine). Small group networking and breakout sessions on "Food Systems Resiliency: Insights from Regional Food Hubs," "Leveraging Technology in the Food System," and "Market Trends and Food Access in Response to COVID" are among the other topics on the lineup. Those who sign up will also gain access to Food Biz Week, which Sustainable Connections is hosting with the Seattle Good Business Network and Business Impact NW through Feb. 26. Fees are $25-$50.
  • 9:00am - 2:30pm Taste, learn, repeat 
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm Maritime Preservation 
    At 5pm, Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism, the Working Waterfront Coalition of Whatcom County, and the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation will co-host a virtual conversation about the new Maritime Washington Natural Heritage Area and what it means for Whatcom County. They'll provide a brief overview of what National Heritage Areas are, the work to date on the Maritime Washington NHA, and the plan moving forward--including opportunities for community members to to get involved. During the meeting, you may be asked about your vision for Washington's saltwater coast and how the heritage area could provide value to your community.
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Intro to Raptors of NW Washington 
    From 7pm-8:30pm, Whatcom Museum will host Sue Cottrell for a virtual "Intro to Raptors of NW Washington" presentation. Cottrell has studied birds of prey and guided outdoor trips for more than 30 years, including trapping and banding raptors as a volunteer of the Falcon Research Group, based in Bow. She'll share her current research and photos of her projects working with red-tailed hawks and American kestrels. Registration is free but required. Participants will receive an email confirmation with the Zoom login info once they sign up.
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Wednesday, February 24 10 events
  • 11:00am Riding the Wind 
    Michael Dickter's "Riding the Wind" exhibit can be seen from 11am-6pm daily through Feb. 28 in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St. Face masks are required, and a maximum of 13 people will be allowed in the gallery at a time.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • All Day Undercover 
    "Undercover," an exhibition of butter dishes juried by Nikki Mizak, will be featured for the final week from 11am-5pm daily through Saturday, and 12pm-4pm Sunday at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 11:00am Alfred Currier and Anne Schreivogl 
    Oil paintings by Alfred Currier, acrylics from Anne Schreivogl, and oils by Patrizio will be featured from 11am-5pm Wednesday through Saturday through March 29 in Anacortes at Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. The show will also be available to view on the gallery's website.
    Scott Milo Gallery :: http://www.scottmilo.com
  • All Day Members Show and Art Challenge 
    View an annual "Members Show" for the final week from 11am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday at Allied Arts, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The exhibit features work up to 100 Allied Arts members in a variety of mediums--including traditional paintings to photography to contemporary sculptures and everything in between. Additionally, an art challenge related to Whatcom READS takes place through the month, with submissions being accepted on a first-come, first-hung basis March 2-3.
    Allied Arts :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • All Day Origins and Evolutions Exhibit 
    "Origins and Evolutions: Five Generations" can be seen from 11am-4pm Tues.-Thurs., and by appointment, at least through May 22 at Gallery Syre, 465 Stuart Rd. The show gathers together artworks by generations of artists in the Anderson/Syre family--Grandma Joe, her grandson David Syre, and Syre’s daughter Amy Healy. The exhibit reveals how the power of art can transcend generations and forms.
    Gallery Syre :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • 3:00pm Teen Events with WCLS 
    Students in grades 6 to 12 can sign up for a variety of virtual events through Whatcom County Library System, including "Teen Reads" from 3pm-4pm Wednesdays, "Whatcom Teen Writers" from 3pm-4pm Thursdays, and a "Book It!" Tween Book Club from 4pm-5pm Thursdays.
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Everything You Wanted to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine 
    "Everything You Wanted to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine and Their Rollout" will be the focus of a virtual Bellingham City Club panel discussion starting at 12pm on Zoom. Expert panelists SheAnne Allen and Mary Huynh will answer vaccine-related questions and provide important updates regarding Washington’s vaccine rollout. Queries might include: How is our state performing during the largest vaccination drive in American history? How is the new federal administration boosting state efforts to get vaccine into arms faster and more efficiently? What protections are in place to ensure equitable access to the vaccine? How safe are the vaccines? Register in advance for the free event.
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm Early Black Women in the American Theatre Before 1960 
    Professor Kathy A. Perkins presents "Early Black Women in the American Theatre Before 1960" at a virtual presentation with Western Washington University's College of Fine and Performing Arts" at 5pm on Zoom. Since the early 1980s, Perkins has conducted research on the contributions by Black artists behind the scenes in the American theatre. For this lecture, the scholar, lighting designer and editor will highlight the role and presence of Black women playwrights, producers and designers before the 1960s. Entry to watch is free and open to all.
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Hearts and honey 
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm The Sound of a Dry Martini 
    The Anacortes Public Library presents "The Sound of a Dry Martini: Episode 3, the 1970s" at a 7pm livestream with Brent Jensen. This is the finale of the jazz series sponsored by the Manieri Jazz & Swing Endowment. Visit the link below to watch the action, and to view previous episodes.
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Thursday, February 25 14 events
  • All Day Riding the Wind 
    Michael Dickter's "Riding the Wind" exhibit can be seen from 11am-6pm daily through Feb. 28 in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St. Face masks are required, and a maximum of 13 people will be allowed in the gallery at a time.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 10:00am From Where They Are 
    Help raise funds for Fairhaven's Firehouse Performing Arts Center by watching Kuntz and Company's virtual performance of from where they are online as part of the Firehouse Studio. The focus of the 20-minute piece explores how area youth ages 7-16 have adapted to life under the continued threat of COVID-19. Fees are $5 to view the collaboration between Kuntz and Co., Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, and the Firehouse. Additional donations to help keep the venue alive are welcome.
  • All Day Undercover 
    "Undercover," an exhibition of butter dishes juried by Nikki Mizak, will be featured for the final week from 11am-5pm daily through Saturday, and 12pm-4pm Sunday at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 12:00pm A World Well Traveled 
    "Max Benjamin: A World Well Traveled" can be seen from 12pm-4pm Thursdays through Sundays La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 First St. The solo exhibit featuring the work of the contemporary Northwest painter will be on display through May 9. Following CDC and state guidelines, attendance will be capped at 25 percent capacity.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 10:30am A Forest of Words Poetry Competition 
    Teens in grades 6-12 can submit their original writing for consideration in Whatcom County Library System's annual poetry competition, "A Forest of Words," through March 15. All styles of poetry are encouraged; a panel selects poems based on originality, creativity and craft, and accepted poets receive a copy of the collaborative book--and bragging rights. Submissions will be accepted online, via mail, or at one of the WCLS libraries.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • All Day Alfred Currier and Anne Schreivogl 
    Oil paintings by Alfred Currier, acrylics from Anne Schreivogl, and oils by Patrizio will be featured from 11am-5pm Wednesday through Saturday through March 29 in Anacortes at Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. The show will also be available to view on the gallery's website.
    Scott Milo Gallery :: http://www.scottmilo.com
  • All Day Members Show and Art Challenge 
    View an annual "Members Show" for the final week from 11am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday at Allied Arts, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The exhibit features work up to 100 Allied Arts members in a variety of mediums--including traditional paintings to photography to contemporary sculptures and everything in between. Additionally, an art challenge related to Whatcom READS takes place through the month, with submissions being accepted on a first-come, first-hung basis March 2-3.
    Allied Arts :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • All Day Origins and Evolutions Exhibit 
    "Origins and Evolutions: Five Generations" can be seen from 11am-4pm Tues.-Thurs., and by appointment, at least through May 22 at Gallery Syre, 465 Stuart Rd. The show gathers together artworks by generations of artists in the Anderson/Syre family--Grandma Joe, her grandson David Syre, and Syre’s daughter Amy Healy. The exhibit reveals how the power of art can transcend generations and forms.
    Gallery Syre :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • 3:00pm Teen Events with WCLS 
    Students in grades 6 to 12 can sign up for a variety of virtual events through Whatcom County Library System, including "Teen Reads" from 3pm-4pm Wednesdays, "Whatcom Teen Writers" from 3pm-4pm Thursdays, and a "Book It!" Tween Book Club from 4pm-5pm Thursdays.
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Food Bank Distribution 
    Bellingham Food Bank will be distributing pre-packed food boxes from 1pm-4pm Thursdays at 1175 Jersey St. People can join a car queue and, when it’s their turn, volunteers will offer food boxes without requiring person-to-person contact. There will also be bike and walk-up options. Each household represented in a vehicle may pick up for up to two families. Menstrual products, baby formula and diapers will be added to distributed items as availability allows. Folks may visit twice per week and may choose among all locations which they visit. Cold-weather options are 1pm-4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Jersey Street locale, and from 3pm-6pm Wednesdays at the parking lot at Christ the King Church, 4173 Meridian St.
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Book It 
    From 4pm-5pm, students in grades 4-6 can sign up for "Book It!" meetings with the Whatcom County Library System. The virtual events take place every other week and feature participants talking about their favorite series, graphic novels and book-to-movie adaptations. Snacks aren't required, but are a plus. Space is limited, and registration is required.
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm A sojourn through poetry and spirituals 
    At 6pm, award-wining poet, performer and distinguished scholar Gloria Burgess presents "I'll Fly Away: A Sojourn Through Poetry and Spirituals" at a virtual Whatcom READS presentation. Burgess explores connections and traditions that helped people cope with being forcibly transported from one continent to another. The literary and artistic forms of spirituals and poetry not only tied communities together socially and artistically during slavery, but also continue to enrich the multicultural fabric of our state today through the work of contemporary African-American poets, musicians and artists. Entry is free; registration is required.
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Successful Starts 
    From 6:30pm-8pm, join local gardening guru Jennifer Bryan-Goforth for a "Successful Starts" virtual workshop through Whatcom Community College's Continuing Education program. The class will focus on how to ensure you'll have a bountiful spring and summer vegetable harvest by exploring options for starting plants both indoors and outdoors, how to grown more plants in a small space through strategies such as layout and intercropping, and how to choose the best varieties for your needs. Fees are $29. On March 4, Bryan-Goforth will also lead a "Seed Saving" class.
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Quarantrivia with Aireekah 
    Sign up a socially distant team to take part in virtual Quarantrivia with Aireekah from 7:30pm-9:30pm Thursdays. Teams can be one to six players, and whoever signs up will be the team captain. Entry is free, but tips are appreciated and welcome. Socially distant teams playing with different computers are welcome, and prizes can be won.
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Friday, February 26 14 events
  • All Day Riding the Wind 
    Michael Dickter's "Riding the Wind" exhibit can be seen from 11am-6pm daily through Feb. 28 in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St. Face masks are required, and a maximum of 13 people will be allowed in the gallery at a time.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 12:00pm Little Women, the Musical 
    Ferndale High School Theatre presents virtual viewings of Little Women, the Musical that can be streamed anytime Friday through Sunday. Over the course of four months, the cast rehearsed in masked, distanced and no-contact small groups, over Zoom, and outside in the rain and cold to produce the show. They had no budget, so they fundraised the licensing fees, borrowed and repurposed costumes, recycled the main set piece and made it to the finish line. Tickets are $12 for a single ticket, $25 for a group/family ticket.
  • All Day From Where They Are 
    Help raise funds for Fairhaven's Firehouse Performing Arts Center by watching Kuntz and Company's virtual performance of from where they are online as part of the Firehouse Studio. The focus of the 20-minute piece explores how area youth ages 7-16 have adapted to life under the continued threat of COVID-19. Fees are $5 to view the collaboration between Kuntz and Co., Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, and the Firehouse. Additional donations to help keep the venue alive are welcome.
  • 10:00am Birdland 
    Flock through Skagit Valley and view "Birdland" for the final weekend from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The exhibit featuring feathered subject matter by more than 100 artists can also be perused online.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • All Day Undercover 
    "Undercover," an exhibition of butter dishes juried by Nikki Mizak, will be featured for the final week from 11am-5pm daily through Saturday, and 12pm-4pm Sunday at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • All Day A World Well Traveled 
    "Max Benjamin: A World Well Traveled" can be seen from 12pm-4pm Thursdays through Sundays La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 First St. The solo exhibit featuring the work of the contemporary Northwest painter will be on display through May 9. Following CDC and state guidelines, attendance will be capped at 25 percent capacity.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 11:00am A Straw in the Wind 
    Margy Lavelle's "A Straw in the Wind" exhibit can be seen for the final week from 11am-4pm Friday through Sunday in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. The gallery is also open by appointment. Lavelle's large paintings and small oil studies were made during the pandemic, and are her response to the social restrictions and stay at home orders.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • All Day A Forest of Words Poetry Competition 
    Teens in grades 6-12 can submit their original writing for consideration in Whatcom County Library System's annual poetry competition, "A Forest of Words," through March 15. All styles of poetry are encouraged; a panel selects poems based on originality, creativity and craft, and accepted poets receive a copy of the collaborative book--and bragging rights. Submissions will be accepted online, via mail, or at one of the WCLS libraries.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:30pm Hurt Village 
    Western Washington University's College of Fine and Performing Arts concludes the second round of its New Works Play Reading Series at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday with live virtual readings of Katori Hall's Hurt Village. The play is set in a housing project in Memphis and focuses on a family preparing to relocate--including a 13-year-old rapper named Cookie, her mother, Crank, and great-grandmother, Big Mama--when Buggy, Cookie's father, unexpectedly returns from a tour of duty in Iraq. Steve H. Broadnax III directs. Entry is free and open to the public; register in advance.
  • All Day Alfred Currier and Anne Schreivogl 
    Oil paintings by Alfred Currier, acrylics from Anne Schreivogl, and oils by Patrizio will be featured from 11am-5pm Wednesday through Saturday through March 29 in Anacortes at Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. The show will also be available to view on the gallery's website.
    Scott Milo Gallery :: http://www.scottmilo.com
  • All Day Members Show and Art Challenge 
    View an annual "Members Show" for the final week from 11am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday at Allied Arts, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The exhibit features work up to 100 Allied Arts members in a variety of mediums--including traditional paintings to photography to contemporary sculptures and everything in between. Additionally, an art challenge related to Whatcom READS takes place through the month, with submissions being accepted on a first-come, first-hung basis March 2-3.
    Allied Arts :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 11:00am Origins and Evolutions Exhibit 
    "Origins and Evolutions: Five Generations" can be seen from 11am-4pm Tues.-Thurs., and by appointment, at least through May 22 at Gallery Syre, 465 Stuart Rd. The show gathers together artworks by generations of artists in the Anderson/Syre family--Grandma Joe, her grandson David Syre, and Syre’s daughter Amy Healy. The exhibit reveals how the power of art can transcend generations and forms.
    Gallery Syre :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • 9:30am - 11:30am Best Fruit Tress for Maritime PNW 
    As part of a Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series, the Snohomish County extension of Master Gardeners of WSU hosts a virtual "Best Fruit Trees for Maritime PNW" presentation from 9:30am-11:30am with fruit-growing expert and garden coach Monica Maggio. The owner of Core Home Fruit will share a list of the most successful fruit tree varieties for the region and talk about why they are the best choice for your home garden. Fees are $20 to increase your knowledge--and your harvest.
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" community program from 9:30am-11am on the Interurban Trail. Please bring a simple, healthy snack, dress for the weather, register in advance and follow all COVID-19 safety precautions. Suggested donation is $5 per person or $10 per family.
    Interurban Trail :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
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TODAY 19 events
  • All Day Riding the Wind 
    Michael Dickter's "Riding the Wind" exhibit can be seen from 11am-6pm daily through Feb. 28 in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St. Face masks are required, and a maximum of 13 people will be allowed in the gallery at a time.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • All Day Little Women, the Musical 
    Ferndale High School Theatre presents virtual viewings of Little Women, the Musical that can be streamed anytime Friday through Sunday. Over the course of four months, the cast rehearsed in masked, distanced and no-contact small groups, over Zoom, and outside in the rain and cold to produce the show. They had no budget, so they fundraised the licensing fees, borrowed and repurposed costumes, recycled the main set piece and made it to the finish line. Tickets are $12 for a single ticket, $25 for a group/family ticket.
  • All Day From Where They Are 
    Help raise funds for Fairhaven's Firehouse Performing Arts Center by watching Kuntz and Company's virtual performance of from where they are online as part of the Firehouse Studio. The focus of the 20-minute piece explores how area youth ages 7-16 have adapted to life under the continued threat of COVID-19. Fees are $5 to view the collaboration between Kuntz and Co., Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, and the Firehouse. Additional donations to help keep the venue alive are welcome.
  • All Day Birdland 
    Flock through Skagit Valley and view "Birdland" for the final weekend from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The exhibit featuring feathered subject matter by more than 100 artists can also be perused online.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • All Day A World Well Traveled 
    "Max Benjamin: A World Well Traveled" can be seen from 12pm-4pm Thursdays through Sundays La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 First St. The solo exhibit featuring the work of the contemporary Northwest painter will be on display through May 9. Following CDC and state guidelines, attendance will be capped at 25 percent capacity.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • All Day A Straw in the Wind 
    Margy Lavelle's "A Straw in the Wind" exhibit can be seen for the final week from 11am-4pm Friday through Sunday in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. The gallery is also open by appointment. Lavelle's large paintings and small oil studies were made during the pandemic, and are her response to the social restrictions and stay at home orders.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • All Day Undercover 
    "Undercover," an exhibition of butter dishes juried by Nikki Mizak, will be featured for the final week from 11am-5pm daily through Saturday, and 12pm-4pm Sunday at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • All Day A Forest of Words Poetry Competition 
    Teens in grades 6-12 can submit their original writing for consideration in Whatcom County Library System's annual poetry competition, "A Forest of Words," through March 15. All styles of poetry are encouraged; a panel selects poems based on originality, creativity and craft, and accepted poets receive a copy of the collaborative book--and bragging rights. Submissions will be accepted online, via mail, or at one of the WCLS libraries.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:30pm Hurt Village 
    Western Washington University's College of Fine and Performing Arts concludes the second round of its New Works Play Reading Series at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday with live virtual readings of Katori Hall's Hurt Village. The play is set in a housing project in Memphis and focuses on a family preparing to relocate--including a 13-year-old rapper named Cookie, her mother, Crank, and great-grandmother, Big Mama--when Buggy, Cookie's father, unexpectedly returns from a tour of duty in Iraq. Steve H. Broadnax III directs. Entry is free and open to the public; register in advance.
  • 11:00am Alfred Currier and Anne Schreivogl 
    Oil paintings by Alfred Currier, acrylics from Anne Schreivogl, and oils by Patrizio will be featured from 11am-5pm Wednesday through Saturday through March 29 in Anacortes at Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. The show will also be available to view on the gallery's website.
    Scott Milo Gallery :: http://www.scottmilo.com
  • 11:00am Members Show and Art Challenge 
    View an annual "Members Show" for the final week from 11am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday at Allied Arts, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The exhibit features work up to 100 Allied Arts members in a variety of mediums--including traditional paintings to photography to contemporary sculptures and everything in between. Additionally, an art challenge related to Whatcom READS takes place through the month, with submissions being accepted on a first-come, first-hung basis March 2-3.
    Allied Arts :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Street Law 
    Law Advocates and Whatcom County Library System team up for Street Law today to offer free legal help for any civil law questions. Residents are able to attend virtual consultations with lawyers either at home or through the use of library technology. If you have a legal question you'd like to speak to a professional about, set up an appointment.
  • 10:00am - 12:30pm Watercolor Workshop with Molly Hashimoto 
    From 10am-12:30pm, North Cascades Institute hosts a virtual workshop with painter Molly Hashimoto, "Green to Gold: Trees of the Cascades in Watercolor." Fees are $50 and include a virtual presentation of watercolor technique and demonstration of the artist's treatment of iconic North Cascades sights, scenery and wildlife. A work session, opportunities to share work the group, and a post-class email followup with Hashimoto will be part of the package, as well. Participants will need to have watercolors, brushes and papers ready.
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Bellingham Dockside Market 
    Bellingham SeaFeast, the Port of Bellingham, and the Working Waterfront Coalition of Whatcom County have joined forces for a Bellingham Dockside Market taking place from 10am-2pm today at Gate 5 or 7 at Squalicum Harbor (follow the signs). Product availability and sale dates throughout the winter will vary; the operation of the market reflects the dynamic circumstances local fisher-folks navigate. Check the market's Facebook page prior to sale days to see what sort of fresh seafood will be on the menu.
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Children's Literature Conference 
    From 10am-11am and 2pm-3pm, attend a Day of Conversations as part of Western Washington University's annual Children's Literature Conference. A Virtual Exhibit, "Art as Protest/Art in the Time of COVID," will be free to access for the entire month of February. Today's virtual events will provide an opportunity for inspired dialogue about the exhibit, and will include virtual breakout rooms and mediated conversations about related themes and ideas. The cost to attend is free, but registration is required.
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm Stuff the Bus Food Drive 
    Helping Hands Food Bank and Skagit Transit will team up for a "Stuff the Bus" Food Drive taking place from 12pm-2pm in Burlington at the parking lot at Cascade Mall, 201 Cascade Mall Dr. Nonperishable food items donations designed to help fill a Skagit Transit bus include canned meats, vegetables, fruits, stews and chili, canned or dry soups, canned or packaged pasta, tea bags and ground coffee, hot and cold cereals, rice, cake and pancake mixes, powdered or canned milk, juice boxes, granulated sugar, baby food and formula, granola and cereal bars, dry or canned pet food, and adult pull-up-style diapers. Volunteers will collect these items, and monetary donations, following COVID-19 protocols in a drive-thru format. Please stay in your vehicle.
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm Share Spot 
    Birchwood Food Desert Fighters hosts a Share Spot from 12pm-2pm Saturdays in the parking lot of the Industrial Credit Union, 3233 Northwest Ave. Thanks to a collaboration with the Miracle Food Network, the weekly event featuring the sharing of free food will likely continue through the winter. Volunteers are often needed on Saturdays, and during the week. COVID safety protocols are in place.
  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm Bellingham Community Meal 
    Hot lunches in to-go containers will be provided as part of a monthly Bellingham Community Meal from 12:30pm-2:30pm at Assumption Gym, 2116 Cornwall Ave. Bellingham Community Meal has been in existence for decades and provides a warm, nutritious meal for those who need them. During COVID, the event is operating as a to-go meal service.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Virtual Comedy Open Mic 
    Bellingham Entertainment will be hosting virtual Comedy Open Mics from 7pm-9pm every Saturday until live events are allowed again. Each open mic will have eight performance spots and room for 100 audience members to watch for free. If you're interested in watching or performing, contact Nathan Romano. A link to the event will be sent 30 minutes before showtime.
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