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Annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival Of The Arts

Friday, November 14th 2014 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
at Holiday Festival Temporary Location
4145 Meridian St

You can fill your weekends with live local music; artist demos and workshops and bring the kids in for fun art projects–during the 35th annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival Of The Arts–a five week-long festival, featuring the work of over 100 local artisans and craftspeople! The affordable, locally handmade products range from jewelry, paintings, wearable art, specialty foods, and art from found materials.

The festival runs (Wednesday-through-Sunday) November 14th-December 24th. Click here for the official schedule and a list of participating merchants.

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“NaNoWriMo” At The Bellingham Public Library!

Thursday, November 20th 2014 - 4:00 pm

Bellingham Public Library is hosting a series of sessions for anyone planning to take part in the annual National Novel Writing Month (“NaNoWriMo”) project. During National Novel Writing Month, participants around the globe write toward a common goal: 50,000 words in thirty days. The library is hosting a series of events during which you can meet other writers, share your progress and celebrate the joy of writing–November 4th, 18th and 25th (4pm-8pm); November 6th, 13th and 20th (4pm-6pm). There’s a special wrap-up session November 29th (6pm).

For more information call 778-7217 or email

Fall Choral Concert

Tuesday, November 25th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at Bellingham High School
2020 Cornwall Avenue

Bellingham High School Choir Program will hold its annual Fall Concert on Tuesday, November 25 at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30). The free event, suitable for all ages, will feature the small choral groups, namely Mixed and Treble Choirs as well as the advanced Showstoppers swing choir. Bellingham High School Theater, 2020 Cornwall Avenue. Information: 676-6575

Free Thanksgiving Day Meal for the Community

Thursday, November 27th 2014 - 12:00 pm
at United Church of Ferndale
2034 Washington Street

All are welcome to attend United Church of Ferndale’s FREE Thanksgiving Day Meal for the Community, a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

For more information, you may call the church office at (360) 384-3302.

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Monthly Pet Adoption Event

Saturday, November 29th 2014 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
at Pet Palace Consignment
5373 Guide Meridian

Whatcom County’s Alternative Humane Society holds a Pet Adoption Event the last Saturday of every month at Pet Palace Consignment.  It’s your chance to meet furry friends who are looking for their forever home!

(Please note: They do not do same-day adoptions.  If there’s a dog you’re interested in, you’re invited to complete a Statement Of Interest, which can be downloaded at

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TED Talk Tuesday

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
at Explorations Academy
1701 Ellis Street, Suite 215

On the first Tuesday of each month Bellingham’s Explorations Academy presents a free screening of TED* talks–addressing a specific topic (like diversity, invention, neighborhoods, etc.) followed by an open discussion of the impact of that topic on our local community. The purpose of TED Talk Tuesday is to facilitate nonsectarian and nonpartisan discourse on important subjects.

*TED Talk Tuesday is not affiliated with the TED or TEDxBellingham organizations. This event is presented under the Creative Commons license for non-commercial distribution of TED materials.

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Anacortes Historical Film Festival

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014 - 7:00 pm
at Anacortes Library
1220 10th Street

Anacortes Public Library is hosting Anacortes Film Festival. Historian Bret Lunsford will show old-time Anacortes footage.

GriefShare – Surviving The Holidays

Thursday, December 4th 2014 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
at North County Christ the King Church – Family Room
1810 18th Street

No matter how long it’s been since your loved one died, grief can make the holidays a painful time. But there’s hope. Join us for an encouraging one evening seminar that will help you survive the holidays and discover new reasons to enjoy them again.

Olde Fashioned Christmas at Pioneer Park

Friday, December 5th 2014 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Pioneer Park in Ferndale
2000 Cherry Street


DEC. 5 – DEC. 7, 2014

“Festive Sounds of Christmas” is the theme for the Ferndale Heritage Society’s annual Olde Fashioned Christmas event in the historic log cabins of Pioneer Park in Ferndale, Dec. 5 – Dec. 7, 2014. Olde Fashioned Christmas in Ferndale is open Fri., Dec. 5 from 5 to 9 p.m., Sat., Dec. 6 from 1 to 9 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for children, under 1 are free. Pioneer Park is located at 2004 Cherry Street in Ferndale. For more information, please call (360) 384-6461 or visit

Visitors are invited to step back in time as Ferndale Heritage Society volunteers welcome them to tour the 12 historic log cabins of Pioneer Park. Cabins will also offer hands-on crafts, special treats, games and music.

Each cabin is decorated in the theme of a special Christmas song. At the one-room school house, youngsters are encouraged to write letters to Santa, then mail them next door in the one-room post office. The print shop offers a glimpse into an old-fashioned newspaper office. Traditional Christmas baking and square dancing are featured at the Jenni House, which was once used as a stagecoach stop. Meanwhile, the Barr Barn offers quiet visits with draft horses.

Shop for nostalgic gifts at the Parker Store and explore an old time Pharmacy upstairs. Next door, families are encouraged to bring a camera and take their own photos with Santa in the Shields House. Christmas displays and special crafts are also on view at the Veteran’s Museum. The Foster House will display model trains and the Granary will showcase a nativity scene. The one-room church provides a place for quiet reflection amid beautiful angel decorations. Visitors are also invited to enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides through the streets of Ferndale and special treats in the Tillicum House.


Breakfast with Sinterklaas

Saturday, December 6th 2014 - 8:00 am - 11:00 am
at Lynden Community Center
401 Grover Street

Come for a hearty breakfast of pancakes or French toast, eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee and then welcome the arrival of Sinterklaas at 9:30 a.m.  Learn about this Dutch tradition and visit and take pictures with Sinterklaas throughout the morning.  Breakfast is $5.00 for Adults, $3.00 for children.

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