Week of February 14, 2021

Sunday, February 14 16 events
  • 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
  • All Day If I Only Had a Heart Scavenger Hunt 
    Through Feb. 16, explore Bellingham and Fairhaven parks, trails and local landmarks as part of Bellingham Parks and Rec's "If I Only Had a Heart" Scavenger Hunt. Solve clues left by the Tin Man, and help him find his way back to Oz. He needs your brain to solve clues in order to find his hearts, and you might just find courage along the way. Solve the clues, find the hearts, take selfies and submit your photos for a chance to win prizes. All you need is a device with a camera and internet access. Fees are $5. Expect to spend two to eight hours completing the hunt.
    360) 778-7000 or http://www.cob.org/parks
  • 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 
    "Undercover," an exhibition of butter dishes juried by Nikki Mizak, will be featured from 11am-5pm Monday through Saturday, and 12pm-4pm Sunday through February at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. (closed Tuesdays).
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 6:00pm Uncorked Winemaker Dinners 
    Cozy up to your sweetheart with "Uncorked" Winemaker Dinners taking place at 6:30p Fri., Feb. 12 (Damsel Cellars) and Sun., Feb. 14 (King Estate Winery) in Blaine at Semiahmoo Resort. Dinner will take place inside but there will be plenty plenty of doors and windows open for safe ventilation. Each attendee will receive a keepsake Semiahmoo blanket to keep you toasty, and the culinary team will craft comforting dishes and hot drinks into five-course tasting menus. Fees are $135 per person. An a la carte Valentine's Dinner will also be taking place Friday through Sunday at Packers Kitchen. Reservations are recommended.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: (360) 318-2060 or http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 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
  • 1:00pm Salish Sea Stewards Citizen Science Training 
    Sign up by Feb. 16 to receive 40 hours of free citizen science training from 1pm-5pm Tuesdays from Feb. 23-June 1 with the Salish Sea Stewards. Via Zoom lectures and small-group, hands-on field exploration, participants will learn about the Salish Sea from local experts and find out about volunteer opportunities that will help them make a difference in their community. Attendees will need to pledge to return 40 hours of volunteer service during the course of the year.
  • 10:00am Birdland 
    Flock through 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
  • 9:00am 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 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.
  • 12:00pm Anatomy of a Collection 
    View "Anatomy of a Collection: Recent Acquisitions and Promised Gifts," "Jac Trautman: The Specter of the Indigenous," "1968: The Year That Rocked Washington," "Conversations Between Collections," "Vintage Vaudevillians," and "People of the Sea and Cedar" at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City All. Although the museum remains closed to the general public, private bookings are available at 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm Thursday through Sunday under current guidelines. Fees are $25 for non-member household groups of up to six people per building. Bookings are free for members.
    Whatcom Museum :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 11:00am A Straw in the Wind 
    Margy Lavelle's "A Straw in the Wind" exhibit can be seen from 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
  • 7:30pm Zoomtime/Dreamtime 
    At 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, Western Washington University's Dance in Concert series presents virtual "Zoomtime/Dreamtime" performances. Choreographed by Penny Hutchinson and dance students, it is an experimental work about the "isness" of lack of dance synchrony due to Zoom, phones, wifi, and other obstacles. Rehearsing on Zoom in bedrooms, attics, living rooms, and outdoor settings to metronome settings/silence; and choreographed sequences to detailed improvisation scores allowed dancers to make use of their environments in creative physical ways. The 45-minute performances are free to view.
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Bellingham Symphony Orchestra with Inna Faliks 
    Fall in love with the power of word and sound at a 1pm virtual Bellingham Symphony Orchestra concert featuring pianist Inna Faliks and BSO chamber musicians. The noted instrumentalist will bring her rich style and poetic background to anywhere you choose to watch or listen to her riveting mash-up of medium and style. From Emily Dickinson to today’s poets, she's is sure to bring fresh and innovative interpretations to the virtual stage. Tune in at noon to watch a pre-concert lecture about the program with Dr. Ryan Dudenbostel. Entry is free on performance days; subscriptions for the season can be purchased in advance.
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Live 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 the Best Intentions for the livestream broadcast featuring songs, stories and requests. Suggested donation to the virtual tip jar is $10, but feel free to give more.
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm Lonely Tarts Club 
    At 7pm, Bellingham's Good Time Girls present a virtual "Lonely Tarts Club." The event will combine Bellingham history with a Valentine twist. "We’re serving historical hotties, crazy confectioneries, ill-fated lovers and mad madams," they say. "And for dessert, we have the scoop on A Romance of Bellingham, a 'photo-play' starring an all-local cast filmed in 1919." Recommendations for the Good Time Girls' favorite local cocktail kits and DIY drink recipes to consume as they watch along will be provided. Entry is $10 per log-on.
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Monday, February 15 4 events
  • 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
  • All Day If I Only Had a Heart Scavenger Hunt 
    Through Feb. 16, explore Bellingham and Fairhaven parks, trails and local landmarks as part of Bellingham Parks and Rec's "If I Only Had a Heart" Scavenger Hunt. Solve clues left by the Tin Man, and help him find his way back to Oz. He needs your brain to solve clues in order to find his hearts, and you might just find courage along the way. Solve the clues, find the hearts, take selfies and submit your photos for a chance to win prizes. All you need is a device with a camera and internet access. Fees are $5. Expect to spend two to eight hours completing the hunt.
    360) 778-7000 or http://www.cob.org/parks
  • 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 
    "Undercover," an exhibition of butter dishes juried by Nikki Mizak, will be featured from 11am-5pm Monday through Saturday, and 12pm-4pm Sunday through February at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. (closed Tuesdays).
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
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Tuesday, February 16 6 events
  • 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
  • 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
  • 11:00am Members Show and Art Challenge 
    View an annual "Members Show" from 11am-4pm Tues.-Sat through Feb. 27 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 February, with submissions being accepted on a first-come, first-hung basis March 2-3.
    Allied Arts :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 10:00am If I Only Had a Heart Scavenger Hunt 
    Through Feb. 16, explore Bellingham and Fairhaven parks, trails and local landmarks as part of Bellingham Parks and Rec's "If I Only Had a Heart" Scavenger Hunt. Solve clues left by the Tin Man, and help him find his way back to Oz. He needs your brain to solve clues in order to find his hearts, and you might just find courage along the way. Solve the clues, find the hearts, take selfies and submit your photos for a chance to win prizes. All you need is a device with a camera and internet access. Fees are $5. Expect to spend two to eight hours completing the hunt.
    360) 778-7000 or http://www.cob.org/parks
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm The Writer's Toolbox Workshop 
    As part of a Chuckanut Writers collaboration between Village Books and Whatcom Community College's Community and Continuing Education program, Rory Blecker focuses on "The Writer's Toolbox: Building Strong Characters" from 6pm-9pm tonight and Thursday night. Entry to the virtual workshops is $99.
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm Foothills Book Club 
    Linda Hunt's Bold Spirit: Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America will be the focus of a Foothills Book Club meeting starting at 7pm on Zoom. The Whatcom County Library System group meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month.
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Wednesday, February 17 10 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
  • 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).
  • 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 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
  • All Day Members Show and Art Challenge 
    View an annual "Members Show" from 11am-4pm Tues.-Sat through Feb. 27 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 February, with submissions being accepted on a first-come, first-hung basis March 2-3.
    Allied Arts :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 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.
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm Ferndale Book Group 
    Discuss Lisa See's The Island of Sea Women at a Ferndale Book Group meeting taking place from 2:30pm-4pm on Zoom. All are welcome to talk about the tome, which focuses on a powerful family saga about growing up in a matriarchal society on the remote Korean island of Jeju during the Japanese occupation. Please register in advance.
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Family Trivia Night 
    Starting at 6pm, "21 Questions for 2021" will be the focus of a Trivia Night Zoom event with the Anacortes Public Library. One lucky team randomly drawn from the list of participants will win a team prize. Register in advance, and then show off you and your family's smarts.
    Anacortes Public Library :: http://www.library.cityofanacortes.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm To Russia With Love 
    Join No More Bombs at 7pm for a Zoom conversation with local author Betsy Bell. "To Russia With Love" will focus on Bell's memoir, Open Borders: A Personal Story of Love, Loss and Anti-War Activism, which recounts her efforts--along with many others--to end the Cold War nuclear weapon buildup. Register in advance for the free event. Three of Bell's books will be given away during the online gathering.
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Thursday, February 18 14 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
  • All Day 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.
  • 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 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
  • All Day Members Show and Art Challenge 
    View an annual "Members Show" from 11am-4pm Tues.-Sat through Feb. 27 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 February, with submissions being accepted on a first-come, first-hung basis March 2-3.
    Allied Arts :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 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.
  • 8:00am - 9:00am Climate Action Book Club 
    From 8am-9am, Sustainable Connections brings back its Climate Action Book Club for a virtual discussion focusing on Robin Wall Kimmerer's Braiding Sweetgrass. In the tome, the author pairs science with Indigenous principles and storytelling to advocate for a renewed connection between human beings and nature.
  • 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 What We're Reading Book Club 
    From 4pm-5pm, Deming Library staff member Erin Suda will host a virtual What We're Reading Book Club meeting on Zoom. The club is for folks who love to share books they've enjoyed and hear about great new titles from others. Participants share titles and listen to others' recommendations. Register in advance.
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Shifting Plant Communities in the North Cascades 
    "Shifting Plant Communities in the North Cascades" will be the focus of a 7pm Zoom presentation hosted by the Koma Kulshan chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society. The speaker, the Canada Research Chair in Conservation Ecology at the University of British Columbia, will discuss work in which she and colleagues are re-surveying forest vegetation along elevation gradients in the North Cascades to detect recent climate-driven changes in community composition and are conducting experiments to help predict how our future forests will look and function. Entry is free; please register in advance.
  • 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 19 12 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
  • All Day 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).
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • All Day Members Show and Art Challenge 
    View an annual "Members Show" from 11am-4pm Tues.-Sat through Feb. 27 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 February, with submissions being accepted on a first-come, first-hung basis March 2-3.
    Allied Arts :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm The People of the Sacred River 
    At 6pm, North Cascades Institute hosts a virtual presentation with Upper Skagit Tribe elder and member Scott Schuyler. "The People of the Sacred River: The History of the Upper Skagit" will be the focus of the event--a rare opportunity to hear a tribal elder relate both historical and present-day accounts of the tribe, and perhaps a way to gain perspective on the Skagit River valley. Tuition is $15. If you can't make this date or time, you can still register and be sent a link to the workshop to view on your own time.
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Long Live the Kings 
    "Long Live the Kings: From Science to Action, Advancing Salmon Recovery in the Northwest" will the the topic of a Friends of Skagit Beaches Lecture Series taking place at 7pm on Zoom. Dr. Jacques White, Executive Director of Long Live the Kings, will discuss the huge challenges to salmon recovery and how LLTK is working on sustainable solutions for the future of this iconic fish species. Entry is free.
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Saturday, February 20 19 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
  • 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
  • All Day 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
  • All Day 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).
  • 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 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
  • 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" from 11am-4pm Tues.-Sat through Feb. 27 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 February, 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
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Bellingham Winter Farmers Market 
    A variety of vendors will have edible and homemade offerings for sale from 10am-2pm at the second Winter Market of the season at the Bellingham Farmers Market's Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. An additional monthly event takes place March 21 before the market opens on a weekly basis in early April.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Mixed Media Art Card Workshop 
    Local artist Deirdre Czoberek leads a Mixed Media Art Card workshop from 10am-12pm on Zoom. Czoberek will works with the staff at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art to present the workshop for those ages 13 and older who'd like to express themselves creatively while making fun and whimsical cards to send to friends and family. Fees are $20; find suggested materials to have on hand when you register.
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Propagating Perennials 
    From 11am-12pm, Christianson's Nursery staff member Becky Paulik will lead a "Propagating Perennials" online workshop. She'll guide attendees through stem, root and leaf cuttings, divisions, and the intricacies of seeding perennials, as well as discuss tools and techniques. Register in advance for the free webinar.
  • 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.
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm What It's Like to Be a Bird 
    Noted author and illustrator David Allen Sibley joins Village Books' Virtual Readings Gallery for a 4pm presentation focused on his latest book, What It's Like to Be a Bird. The event will also focus on nature illustrations, in concert with the themes of Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan, this year's Whatcom READS selection. In the new book, Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often--such as, “Can birds smell?” “Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?” “Do robins ‘hear’ worms?" Sign up in advance; entry is free.
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Family Book Group 
    Kids in grades K-5 and their families are invited to register for a Family Book Group from 4pm-5pm via Zoom. The event is led by Whatcom County Library System youth staff, and features a story read aloud and story-related discussions. Make some snacks and come prepared to tell them what you think. Space is limited, and registration is required.
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Uplifting Black Women's Voices 
    From 5pm-7pm, Bellingham Unity Committee presents "Ascendants of the Movement: Uplifting Black Women's Voices" at a virtual panel discussion moderated by Kim Harris with Dede Davis, Kristina Michele, Monique Green, and Daija Heyward. The event will focus on strong, bold and remarkable black women who are leading the change, and will include performances by local Black women. Please register in advance.
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm A seat at Della's table 
  • 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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