06/03/2013 - 12/31/2013 - All Day
The Bellingham Farmers Market is pleased to announce that they are one of two farmers markets in Washington state that have ever recieved an education grant to bring canning demonstrations to customers at the Market! This year the Discover You Can- Learn Make Share canning education program will be on hand to help market visitors learn how to can and make canning recipes, using fresh local produce, to enjoy and share with friends all year long.
06/10/2013 - 05/22/2014 - All Day at Mount Baker Theatre
104 N Commercial St
The Mount Baker Theatre is thrilled to announce its upcoming 2013-14 season and that Saturna Capital will once again be the Season Sponsor
The 26-show season begins on July 17th with “Weird Al” Yankovich, continues with Mount Baker Theatre’s own production of the Producers, September 25-29 and ends on May 20 & 21 2014 with Memphis. This season includes an exiting mix of musical performances, Broadway revues, dance and drama.
09/06/2013 - 12/30/2013 - 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm at Plantation Indoor Range
5102 Samish Highway
A single-session class open to both men and women that is patterned after the Women’s Handgun Class: safe handling and operation, a review of pertinent laws and basic marksmanship. 50 rounds of ammunition is needed for the shooting section (Indoor Range ammunition is required). Fee is $35.
A single session day class, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m on September 6 (Friday) and December 30 (Monday).
11/06/2013 - 03/02/2014 - All Day at Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher
250 Flora Street
The Whatcom Museum and more than 20 community partners invite you on an amazing exploration…the highly anticipated Vanishing Ice art exhibition has opened at the Whatcom Museum. Vanishing Ice interweaves science, history, and art in a groundbreaking locally-curated show running through March 2nd. From poetry to politics, arctic birds to artist expeditions, the program lineup traces connections between culture and climate
One of the highlights of the Vanishing Ice Exhibit is the Saturdays on Ice series on December 7, 2013; January 11 & February 8, 2014. Saturdays on Ice at the Whatcom Museum anchors the exhibition programs. Featuring a day each month devoted to culture and climate, these special, $3 admission days are packed with speakers, activities and workshops covering art, science, history and exploration to provide new perspectives on climate change and its effects at home and around the world.
PHOTO CREDIT: ”Melting Ice,” a site-specific installation in the Lightcatcher courtyard by artist Jyoti Duwadi, is part of the Whatcom Museum’s traveling exhibition, Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775-2012.”
11/20/2013 - 12/31/2013 - 12:00 am - 11:30 pm at Friendship House
922 S. Third Street
Friendship House is a local nonprofit homeless shelter and community kitchen dedicated to serving the people of Skagit County. Last year they provided over 10,000 bed-nights and 50,000 meals to those in need. They provide all their services with love, joy, respect and acceptance in a safe environment. If you’d like to help support their mission this holiday season, please make a donation online at www.skagitfriendshiphouse.org or mail a check to PO Box 517, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.
11/27/2013 - 12/29/2013 - 12:00 am at La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum
703 South 2nd Street
Enjoy the Gaches Mansion dressed for the holidays with seasonal quilts from the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum permanent collection. One of the quilts on display will be a red & white Log Cabin quilt; the top made by Vina McGraw in the 1930′s and was recently hand quilted by the Guemes Island Women’s fellowship. Also on display will be one of the oldest pieces in the Museum’s collection: an 1840′s Bethlehem Star, completely hand pieced, hand appliqued, and hand quilted.
The exhibit is open from November 27th-December 29th, Wednesday-Sunday from 11am-5pm.
There is a special meet and greet reception on Saturday, December 7th from 1-3pm with the quilters that recently hand quilted the Log Cabin top from the collection.
11/29/2013 - 12/24/2013 - All Day at Yeager’s Sporting Goods
3101 Northwest Ave
Fairhaven Lions will be taking pictures with Santa at Yeager’s Sporting Goods from November 29th-December 24th. Proceeds go to local non profit groups. Find a schedule in the Toy Department at Yeagers and more information at 360-676-8104
11/29/2013 - 12/15/2013 - 12:00 am at Claire vg Thomas Theatre
655 Front Street
The Lynden Performing Arts Guild is proud to present its holiday show, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. The horrible Herdmans are the meanest kids around. They lie, steal, cuss, and smoke cigars — even the girls! The last place anyone expected to see them is in church. So when the Herdmans storm Sunday school and take over the annual Christmas pageant, everyone braces for the worst. But no one is prepared for what really happens when the rottenest kids in the world take over the greatest story ever told. It’s a pageant full of surprises for everyone – including the Herdmans themselves.
Performances are November 29th through December 15th at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre in Lynden.
12/01/2013 - 12/24/2013 - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm at Fairhaven Toy Garden
1147 11th St
Located at the Fairhaven Toy Garden in Fairhaven, volunteers will wrap your gifts for a donation to the Whatcom Humane Society. The wrapping starts November 29th, Friday-Sunday, from 11am-5pm. On December 18th, the wrapping will be available daily through December 24th from 11am-5pm.
12/02/2013 - 12/14/2013 - 12:00 am at Food Pavilion
8130 Guide Meridian
From December 2nd to December 14th, Food Pavilion in Lynden will be collecting your gently used coats or jackets to be donated to the less fortunate. your donation will provide warmth and comfort to our neighbors in Whatcom County!
12/03/2013 - 12/17/2013 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at YWCA
1026 North Forest
The short days of winter naturally pull us inward toward quiet and contemplation, yet the bustle of the holidays often makes December one of the most stressful months of the year. This course will focus on postures and breathing techniques to quiet your mind and soothe your nervous system so that you may experience more joy and connection with your loved ones this holiday season. Prerequisite: Beginning yoga classes or one 8-week session of Iyengar Yoga. Bring one-two blankets; mats provided.
12/05/2013 - 12/31/2013 - 7:30 am - 7:30 pm at Dragon Frog Gallery & Gifts
4131 Hannegan Road #101
Drop off food at the Dragon Frog Gallery & Gifts! For every donation, we will give you a “Digby Dollar” to put towards your purchases in the gallery! Donate until December 31!
12/06/2013 - 12/22/2013 - 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Shop local and handmade this holiday season at the 17th Annual Pacific Arts Holiday Market in Bellingham. The Market features several dozen well-known local artists and crafters, with a variety of work including pottery, jewelry, fine art, textiles, clothing, bath & body, specialty foods, home décor, paper crafts, and much more. This fun family event also presents live music and artist demonstrations. This year we’re open the three weekends before Christmas. Don’t miss out!
This fun family event also presents live music and artist demonstrations. This year we are open the three weekends before Christmas; December 6-8, 13-15, and 20-22 at the former Sportsman Chalet in downtown Bellingham.