Week of February 28, 2021

Sunday, February 28 11 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.
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm BFDF Seed Swap 
    Birchwood Food Desert Fighters will host a BFDF Seed Swap from 12pm-2pm in the parking lot at Faith Lutheran Church, 2750 McLeod Rd. In addition to picking up seeds, those who want to grow their own food this spring and summer can also procure brochures or ask experts on hand for tips. Seeds will be freely and safely exchanged with social distancing in place. Organizers will have latex-free gloves for people to wear while they browse, and masks will be required. If you have extra seeds you'd like to share with neighbors in need, please bring them along.
    Faith Lutheran Church :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Whatcom Writes 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 upcoming anthology.
  • 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 Sarah Lee Guthrie 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, March 1 5 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
  • 9:00am Bellingham to the Border and Back Virtual Challenge 
    Fairhaven Runners & Walkers will partner with Altra Running for a "Bellingham to the Border and Back" Virtual Challenge through March 15. Participants will be challenged to log 60 miles--the distance from Fairhaven Runners to the Canadian border, and back. You can log your milage inside or outside, in small segments or long training runs. For completing the challenge, you will get an Altra-branded neck gaiter (while supplies last) and a raffle entry for a chance to win one or two pair of Altra shoes.
  • 12:00pm La Conner Daffodil Festival 
    Celebrate the "golden trumpets of spring" at the seventh annual La Conner Daffodil Festival taking place through March in the Skagit Valley. Special events include a Springtime Chalk Art event Fri., March 5 at Gilkey Square and an outdoor Spring Craft Fair selling fresh-cut daffodils from 11am-5pm Sat., March 6 in the parking lot near the La Conner Library. Self-guided tours will take place once the daffodil fields open, and a photo contest, an online art raffle, online gardening classes and more will be part of the flowery festivities.
    Skagit Valley :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 9:00am Virtual Wild Womxn Week 
    Whether alone or with a friend in your bubble, join Shifting Gears for its Virtual Wild Womxn Week by hiking, biking, strolling, running, kayaking--or whatever gets you pumped and feeling empowered--from March 1-8. A list of suggested activities can be found on the nonprofit's website, and local businesses such as the American Alpine Institute and Community Boating Center will be getting in on the action by offering free rentals and virtual events. Additionally, a "Dirt to Indulgence" online auction will help raise funds for Shifting Gears' programming focused on creating more confidence and inclusivity in the outdoors. On International Women's Day--Mon., March 8--"Wild Womxn Take Over the Outdoors" calls on all womxn, trans, femme and non-binary folk who love getting wild and dirty in nature to take it over.
    Bellingham and beyond :: http://www.letsshiftgears.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm General Lit Book Group 
    Join Village Books co-owners Kelly Evert and Paul Hanson for a virtual General Lit Book Group meeting at 7pm to discuss this year's Whatcom READS selection, Washington Black. Spanning the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, London to Morocco, Esi Edugyan's book is a story of self-invention and betrayal, of love and redemption, and of a world destroyed and made whole again. Register in advance for the Zoom discussion.
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Tuesday, March 2 5 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 Bellingham to the Border and Back Virtual Challenge 
    Fairhaven Runners & Walkers will partner with Altra Running for a "Bellingham to the Border and Back" Virtual Challenge through March 15. Participants will be challenged to log 60 miles--the distance from Fairhaven Runners to the Canadian border, and back. You can log your milage inside or outside, in small segments or long training runs. For completing the challenge, you will get an Altra-branded neck gaiter (while supplies last) and a raffle entry for a chance to win one or two pair of Altra shoes.
  • All Day La Conner Daffodil Festival 
    Celebrate the "golden trumpets of spring" at the seventh annual La Conner Daffodil Festival taking place through March in the Skagit Valley. Special events include a Springtime Chalk Art event Fri., March 5 at Gilkey Square and an outdoor Spring Craft Fair selling fresh-cut daffodils from 11am-5pm Sat., March 6 in the parking lot near the La Conner Library. Self-guided tours will take place once the daffodil fields open, and a photo contest, an online art raffle, online gardening classes and more will be part of the flowery festivities.
    Skagit Valley :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • All Day Virtual Wild Womxn Week 
    Whether alone or with a friend in your bubble, join Shifting Gears for its Virtual Wild Womxn Week by hiking, biking, strolling, running, kayaking--or whatever gets you pumped and feeling empowered--from March 1-8. A list of suggested activities can be found on the nonprofit's website, and local businesses such as the American Alpine Institute and Community Boating Center will be getting in on the action by offering free rentals and virtual events. Additionally, a "Dirt to Indulgence" online auction will help raise funds for Shifting Gears' programming focused on creating more confidence and inclusivity in the outdoors. On International Women's Day--Mon., March 8--"Wild Womxn Take Over the Outdoors" calls on all womxn, trans, femme and non-binary folk who love getting wild and dirty in nature to take it over.
    Bellingham and beyond :: http://www.letsshiftgears.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
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Wednesday, March 3 9 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 Bellingham to the Border and Back Virtual Challenge 
    Fairhaven Runners & Walkers will partner with Altra Running for a "Bellingham to the Border and Back" Virtual Challenge through March 15. Participants will be challenged to log 60 miles--the distance from Fairhaven Runners to the Canadian border, and back. You can log your milage inside or outside, in small segments or long training runs. For completing the challenge, you will get an Altra-branded neck gaiter (while supplies last) and a raffle entry for a chance to win one or two pair of Altra shoes.
  • All Day La Conner Daffodil Festival 
    Celebrate the "golden trumpets of spring" at the seventh annual La Conner Daffodil Festival taking place through March in the Skagit Valley. Special events include a Springtime Chalk Art event Fri., March 5 at Gilkey Square and an outdoor Spring Craft Fair selling fresh-cut daffodils from 11am-5pm Sat., March 6 in the parking lot near the La Conner Library. Self-guided tours will take place once the daffodil fields open, and a photo contest, an online art raffle, online gardening classes and more will be part of the flowery festivities.
    Skagit Valley :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • All Day Virtual Wild Womxn Week 
    Whether alone or with a friend in your bubble, join Shifting Gears for its Virtual Wild Womxn Week by hiking, biking, strolling, running, kayaking--or whatever gets you pumped and feeling empowered--from March 1-8. A list of suggested activities can be found on the nonprofit's website, and local businesses such as the American Alpine Institute and Community Boating Center will be getting in on the action by offering free rentals and virtual events. Additionally, a "Dirt to Indulgence" online auction will help raise funds for Shifting Gears' programming focused on creating more confidence and inclusivity in the outdoors. On International Women's Day--Mon., March 8--"Wild Womxn Take Over the Outdoors" calls on all womxn, trans, femme and non-binary folk who love getting wild and dirty in nature to take it over.
    Bellingham and beyond :: http://www.letsshiftgears.com
  • 11:00am Get Sparked 
    Check out a variety of exhibits from 11am-5pm Wednesdays through Sundays at the newly reopened Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, 1312 Bay St. General admission is $5-$8. Visit the museum's COVID update page before visiting.
    Spark Museum of Electrical Invention :: http://www.sparkmuseum.org
  • 10:00am Birds of a Fiber 
    Through March 14, make reservations Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at La Conner's Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St. Currently on display is the fourth annual "Birds of a Fiber" exhibit, "A Sampler of Work" from the Fidalgo Island Quilters Guild, and "Slice Quilts" by the Ocean Wave Quilt Guild.
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • 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
  • 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.
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Thursday, March 4 16 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 Bellingham to the Border and Back Virtual Challenge 
    Fairhaven Runners & Walkers will partner with Altra Running for a "Bellingham to the Border and Back" Virtual Challenge through March 15. Participants will be challenged to log 60 miles--the distance from Fairhaven Runners to the Canadian border, and back. You can log your milage inside or outside, in small segments or long training runs. For completing the challenge, you will get an Altra-branded neck gaiter (while supplies last) and a raffle entry for a chance to win one or two pair of Altra shoes.
  • All Day La Conner Daffodil Festival 
    Celebrate the "golden trumpets of spring" at the seventh annual La Conner Daffodil Festival taking place through March in the Skagit Valley. Special events include a Springtime Chalk Art event Fri., March 5 at Gilkey Square and an outdoor Spring Craft Fair selling fresh-cut daffodils from 11am-5pm Sat., March 6 in the parking lot near the La Conner Library. Self-guided tours will take place once the daffodil fields open, and a photo contest, an online art raffle, online gardening classes and more will be part of the flowery festivities.
    Skagit Valley :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • All Day Virtual Wild Womxn Week 
    Whether alone or with a friend in your bubble, join Shifting Gears for its Virtual Wild Womxn Week by hiking, biking, strolling, running, kayaking--or whatever gets you pumped and feeling empowered--from March 1-8. A list of suggested activities can be found on the nonprofit's website, and local businesses such as the American Alpine Institute and Community Boating Center will be getting in on the action by offering free rentals and virtual events. Additionally, a "Dirt to Indulgence" online auction will help raise funds for Shifting Gears' programming focused on creating more confidence and inclusivity in the outdoors. On International Women's Day--Mon., March 8--"Wild Womxn Take Over the Outdoors" calls on all womxn, trans, femme and non-binary folk who love getting wild and dirty in nature to take it over.
    Bellingham and beyond :: http://www.letsshiftgears.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
  • 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 Get Sparked 
    Check out a variety of exhibits from 11am-5pm Wednesdays through Sundays at the newly reopened Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, 1312 Bay St. General admission is $5-$8. Visit the museum's COVID update page before visiting.
    Spark Museum of Electrical Invention :: http://www.sparkmuseum.org
  • 12:00pm Museum Meanders 
    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" from 12pm-5pm Thursdays through Sundays at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall. The buildings will be open at 25 percent capacity, with COVID-19 protocols in place. Entry fees are $5-$10.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • All Day Birds of a Fiber 
    Through March 14, make reservations Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at La Conner's Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St. Currently on display is the fourth annual "Birds of a Fiber" exhibit, "A Sampler of Work" from the Fidalgo Island Quilters Guild, and "Slice Quilts" by the Ocean Wave Quilt Guild.
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1:00pm Whatcom READS with Esi Edugyan 
    At 1pm Thursday, Esi Edugyan, the author of this year's Whatcom READS selection, Washington Black, will join Shu-Ling Zhao of the Sylvia Center for the Arts and Whatcom County Racial Equity Commission for a virtual interview. At 7pm, Edugyan will join WCLS Collections Development Librarian Mary Kinser to discuss the novel. At 11am Friday, join Edugyan for "The Art and Craft of Writing" discussion with Western Washington University students, moderated by Dr. Scott Linneman. Register in advance for the free virtual events meant to amplify community discussions regarding racism and social justice.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 7:30pm - 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, March 5 22 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 Bellingham to the Border and Back Virtual Challenge 
    Fairhaven Runners & Walkers will partner with Altra Running for a "Bellingham to the Border and Back" Virtual Challenge through March 15. Participants will be challenged to log 60 miles--the distance from Fairhaven Runners to the Canadian border, and back. You can log your milage inside or outside, in small segments or long training runs. For completing the challenge, you will get an Altra-branded neck gaiter (while supplies last) and a raffle entry for a chance to win one or two pair of Altra shoes.
  • All Day La Conner Daffodil Festival 
    Celebrate the "golden trumpets of spring" at the seventh annual La Conner Daffodil Festival taking place through March in the Skagit Valley. Special events include a Springtime Chalk Art event Fri., March 5 at Gilkey Square and an outdoor Spring Craft Fair selling fresh-cut daffodils from 11am-5pm Sat., March 6 in the parking lot near the La Conner Library. Self-guided tours will take place once the daffodil fields open, and a photo contest, an online art raffle, online gardening classes and more will be part of the flowery festivities.
    Skagit Valley :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • All Day Virtual Wild Womxn Week 
    Whether alone or with a friend in your bubble, join Shifting Gears for its Virtual Wild Womxn Week by hiking, biking, strolling, running, kayaking--or whatever gets you pumped and feeling empowered--from March 1-8. A list of suggested activities can be found on the nonprofit's website, and local businesses such as the American Alpine Institute and Community Boating Center will be getting in on the action by offering free rentals and virtual events. Additionally, a "Dirt to Indulgence" online auction will help raise funds for Shifting Gears' programming focused on creating more confidence and inclusivity in the outdoors. On International Women's Day--Mon., March 8--"Wild Womxn Take Over the Outdoors" calls on all womxn, trans, femme and non-binary folk who love getting wild and dirty in nature to take it over.
    Bellingham and beyond :: http://www.letsshiftgears.com
  • 11:00am Elevation 
    "Elevation," an exhibit celebrating Pacific Northwest clay artists of color, will be featured from 11am-5pm daily through Saturday (closed Tuesday), and 12pm-4pm Sunday through March at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. The show was juried by George Rodriquez.
    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 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 Borcherding and Hoy 
    Works by Seattle-based painter Brooke Borcherding and Skagit sculptor Jan Hoy can be perused from 10am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through March in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • All Day Museum Meanders 
    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" from 12pm-5pm Thursdays through Sundays at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall. The buildings will be open at 25 percent capacity, with COVID-19 protocols in place. Entry fees are $5-$10.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • All Day Get Sparked 
    Check out a variety of exhibits from 11am-5pm Wednesdays through Sundays at the newly reopened Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, 1312 Bay St. General admission is $5-$8. Visit the museum's COVID update page before visiting.
    Spark Museum of Electrical Invention :: http://www.sparkmuseum.org
  • 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 Birds of a Fiber 
    Through March 14, make reservations Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at La Conner's Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St. Currently on display is the fourth annual "Birds of a Fiber" exhibit, "A Sampler of Work" from the Fidalgo Island Quilters Guild, and "Slice Quilts" by the Ocean Wave Quilt Guild.
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • 11:00am Lines and Dots 
    Louise Kikuchi's "Lines and Dots" exhibit can be viewed from 11am-4pm Fridays through Sundays through March in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. The gallery is also open by appointment.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • 11:00am The Work of Jesus Guillén 
    "The Work of Jesus Guillén: An Artistic Legacy of Love and Courage" can be seen from 11am-4pm Fridays through Sundays through May 3 in La Conner at the Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. Fourth St. Guillén was a noteworthy regional artist who died in 1994 but remains an important part of the art history of the Skagit Valley. His work manifested a profound respect and affection for the farmworkers who labored within it. Entry fees are $4-$5 per person or $10 per family.
    Skagit County Historical Museum :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • 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
  • 6:00pm Whatcom Reads Art Challenge 
    View non-juried works by area artists as part of a Whatcom READS Art Challenge related to this year's book selection, Esi Edugyan's Washington Black, opening at 6pm Fri., March 5 and continuing from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through March at Allied Arts, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The works were inspired by the book, and all mediums, genres and skill levels were welcome to submit one work to the exhibit.
    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
  • 1:00pm Whatcom READS with Esi Edugyan 
    At 1pm Thursday, Esi Edugyan, the author of this year's Whatcom READS selection, Washington Black, will join Shu-Ling Zhao of the Sylvia Center for the Arts and Whatcom County Racial Equity Commission for a virtual interview. At 7pm, Edugyan will join WCLS Collections Development Librarian Mary Kinser to discuss the novel. At 11am Friday, join Edugyan for "The Art and Craft of Writing" discussion with Western Washington University students, moderated by Dr. Scott Linneman. Register in advance for the free virtual events meant to amplify community discussions regarding racism and social justice.
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" community program exploring local trails and parks from 9:30am-11am every Friday. 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. Park, meeting location and directions will be revealed after registration.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm Downtown First Friday 
    Expanding on the monthly Art Walk, Downtown First Fridays takes place from 4pm-8pm throughout the urban core. The event will continue to showcase local galleries and artists, but will now also feature additional community programming. Look for places to dine out while out and about, special retail offerings, events, activities and more. With new programming each month, First Fridays will provide socially distanced opportunities to rediscover the city center. As always, follow COVID-19 safe practices while in public.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Project We Beam 
    Discover more about the thoughts, feelings and artwork of fifth-graders from Roosevelt Elementary School alongside moderated live community conversations about topics related to climate change as part of "Project We Beam" from 6pm-8pm on the north exterior wall of the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. The interactive art installation will also be livestreamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Zoom for at-home audiences. All ages are invited to respond to the program and join the real-time, audience conversation from the event or from home by commenting on the livestream. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing at the live event.
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Virtual Opening with John Feodorov 
    Starting at 6pm, Make.Shift Art Space's Virtual Gallery presents a solo exhibition of works by John Feodorov. In the multimedia exhibit, view paintings, drawings, assemblage and a never-before-seen photography series. Feodorov works as a multi-disciplinary artist, pulling from his mixed Navajo and Euro-American heritage to create works that both confront and engage the viewer through questioning assumptions about identity, spirituality and place within the context of consumer-driven culture.
    Online :: makeshiftproject.com
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Saturday, March 6 23 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 Bellingham to the Border and Back Virtual Challenge 
    Fairhaven Runners & Walkers will partner with Altra Running for a "Bellingham to the Border and Back" Virtual Challenge through March 15. Participants will be challenged to log 60 miles--the distance from Fairhaven Runners to the Canadian border, and back. You can log your milage inside or outside, in small segments or long training runs. For completing the challenge, you will get an Altra-branded neck gaiter (while supplies last) and a raffle entry for a chance to win one or two pair of Altra shoes.
  • All Day La Conner Daffodil Festival 
    Celebrate the "golden trumpets of spring" at the seventh annual La Conner Daffodil Festival taking place through March in the Skagit Valley. Special events include a Springtime Chalk Art event Fri., March 5 at Gilkey Square and an outdoor Spring Craft Fair selling fresh-cut daffodils from 11am-5pm Sat., March 6 in the parking lot near the La Conner Library. Self-guided tours will take place once the daffodil fields open, and a photo contest, an online art raffle, online gardening classes and more will be part of the flowery festivities.
    Skagit Valley :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • All Day Virtual Wild Womxn Week 
    Whether alone or with a friend in your bubble, join Shifting Gears for its Virtual Wild Womxn Week by hiking, biking, strolling, running, kayaking--or whatever gets you pumped and feeling empowered--from March 1-8. A list of suggested activities can be found on the nonprofit's website, and local businesses such as the American Alpine Institute and Community Boating Center will be getting in on the action by offering free rentals and virtual events. Additionally, a "Dirt to Indulgence" online auction will help raise funds for Shifting Gears' programming focused on creating more confidence and inclusivity in the outdoors. On International Women's Day--Mon., March 8--"Wild Womxn Take Over the Outdoors" calls on all womxn, trans, femme and non-binary folk who love getting wild and dirty in nature to take it over.
    Bellingham and beyond :: http://www.letsshiftgears.com
  • All Day Elevation 
    "Elevation," an exhibit celebrating Pacific Northwest clay artists of color, will be featured from 11am-5pm daily through Saturday (closed Tuesday), and 12pm-4pm Sunday through March at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. The show was juried by George Rodriquez.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 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 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 Museum Meanders 
    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" from 12pm-5pm Thursdays through Sundays at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall. The buildings will be open at 25 percent capacity, with COVID-19 protocols in place. Entry fees are $5-$10.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • All Day Borcherding and Hoy 
    Works by Seattle-based painter Brooke Borcherding and Skagit sculptor Jan Hoy can be perused from 10am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through March in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • All Day Get Sparked 
    Check out a variety of exhibits from 11am-5pm Wednesdays through Sundays at the newly reopened Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, 1312 Bay St. General admission is $5-$8. Visit the museum's COVID update page before visiting.
    Spark Museum of Electrical Invention :: http://www.sparkmuseum.org
  • 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 Lines and Dots 
    Louise Kikuchi's "Lines and Dots" exhibit can be viewed from 11am-4pm Fridays through Sundays through March in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. The gallery is also open by appointment.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • All Day The Work of Jesus Guillén 
    "The Work of Jesus Guillén: An Artistic Legacy of Love and Courage" can be seen from 11am-4pm Fridays through Sundays through May 3 in La Conner at the Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. Fourth St. Guillén was a noteworthy regional artist who died in 1994 but remains an important part of the art history of the Skagit Valley. His work manifested a profound respect and affection for the farmworkers who labored within it. Entry fees are $4-$5 per person or $10 per family.
    Skagit County Historical Museum :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • All Day Birds of a Fiber 
    Through March 14, make reservations Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at La Conner's Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St. Currently on display is the fourth annual "Birds of a Fiber" exhibit, "A Sampler of Work" from the Fidalgo Island Quilters Guild, and "Slice Quilts" by the Ocean Wave Quilt Guild.
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • 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
  • 6:00pm Whatcom Reads Art Challenge 
    View non-juried works by area artists as part of a Whatcom READS Art Challenge related to this year's book selection, Esi Edugyan's Washington Black, opening at 6pm Fri., March 5 and continuing from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through March at Allied Arts, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The works were inspired by the book, and all mediums, genres and skill levels were welcome to submit one work to the exhibit.
    Allied Arts :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 9:00am - 11:00am Baker Creek Work Party 
    From 9am-11am, sign up to join Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association for a Micro Work Party from 9am-11am on the North Fork of Baker Creek. Weekly work parties will take place through mid-May. Before signing up for one or more of the gatherings, be sure to review the new policies and precautions NSEA is implementing to keep its community safe during the pandemic.
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Cornwall Park Work Party 
    Join Bellingham Parks and Recreation for a Work Party from 9am-12pm at Cornwall Park. Tools, gloves, hand sanitizer and instructions will be provided, so all participants will need to do is dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and show up with a mask at the ready. Through April 10, micro work parties will be restoring natural habitat, maintaining trails, planting native shrubs and trees, removing invasive species and more. Registration is required. COVID-19 precautions will be required.
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Vermiculture Webinar 
    From 11am-12pm, Christianson's Nursery farm manager Rachel Berryman leads a virtual class on "Vermiculture." Participants will find out more about worm bin composting. It is not only a convenient way to keep organic waste (veggie scraps, eggshells, etc.) out of the landfill and return it to the garden, but it gives worms “free eats” to break materials down into nutrient-rich soil to grow more veggies in the garden. Register in advance for the free webinar.
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Supercharging Your Snapshots 
    As part of Whatcom Museum's Community Photo Project taking place through March, sign up for a virtual "Supercharging Your Snapshots" workshop from 2pm-3:30pm on Zoom. In this digital workshop, learn how to take your camera from automatic to manual, and explore the settings and options available on devices from smartphones to DSLRs. Suggested donation is $5; registration is required.
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm DeBay's Slough Work Party 
    Join the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group from 9am-11:30am or 12:30pm-3pm for a work party in Mount Vernon at DeBay's Slough Swan Reserve. Each shift will be limited to 25 people, and volunteers will be in separate groups of five people each. By restoring native vegetation, you'll be doing your part. Please register in advance.
    DeBay's Slough Swan Reserve :: http://www.skagitfisheries.org
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Dual Reading 
    Susanne Paola Antonetta will read from her new book The Terrible Unlikelihood of Our Being Here and award-winning author Brenda Miller will share essays and poems at 4pm during a virtual reading organized by Village Books. Register in advance to hear the local writers share their works.
  • 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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