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8050 Harborview Road
(Corner Birch Bay Drive and Harborview Rd.)
(360) 371-7233
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ONGOING:

Thru February 22, 2015
Leo Adams: Eastern Light
Lightcatcher Gallery (Whatcom Museum)
250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA

The paintings of renowned Yakima-based artist and designer Leo Adams express his unique vision of nature and the landscape surrounding his celebrated home, itself an ever-evolving work of art. The show features work from private collectors as well as new paintings made by the artist exclusively for the exhibition.

Whatcom County Bookmobile: Every Wednesdays, 4 - 7 p.m., Bay Center Market, Birch Bay.

Northwest Park and Recreation Activities: For more info visit www.nwparkandrec.org.

Beginners’ Genealogy Class: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., Senior Center. Class is free but Senior Center membership required. Info: 332-7562.

Talk Time: Thursdays, 11 a.m.–noon, Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd Street. Learn to speak English or improve your speaking skills. Free. Info: 305-3600.

Pub Trivia Night: Thursdays, 7 p.m., Will’O Pub & Café. Info: www.thewillopub.com.

Connections Café Karaoke: First and third Fridays of the month, 7–11 p.m., Dakota Creek Christian Center, 8732 Blaine Road. Fun for the whole family. Info: 656-6781, www.dakotacreekcenter.com.


Over the Horizon...Planning Ahead!

What's Happening Now...See what's going on in the area!
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January 27, 2015
Winter Fish
Community Food Co-Op
315 Westerly Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226
PH: (360) 734-8158
Time: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $45
Learn to prepare Alaskan true cod and petrale sole using various techniques: pan fried; poached; and steamed with herbs and spices, then finished with fine vinegar and oils. The fish will be plated with diced, lightly seasoned root vegetables.

January 28, 2015
Winter Fish
Community Food Co-Op
315 Westerly Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226
PH: (360) 734-8158
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: $45
Learn to prepare Alaskan true cod and petrale sole using various techniques: pan fried; poached; and steamed with herbs and spices, then finished with fine vinegar and oils. The fish will be plated with diced, lightly seasoned root vegetables.

January 28, 2015
6th Annual Birch Bay International 25K Race
Birch Bay State Park
Birch Bay
Contact: Joel Pearson (360) 223-0264 or Email: jrap85@msn.com

This is the 6th Birch Bay 25k. This course starts and finishes at Birch Bay State Park in Birch Bay, WA. The course has stunning views of Birch Bay, Cascade Mountains, White Rock and the Canadian Gulf Islands. This is a no frills race. Mostly used for those training for the Birch Bay Marathon on February 16th, 2014. Just add one more lap to your out, loop and back and you have the full marathon!

January 29, 2015
Healthy, Hearty, Super-Delicious
Community Food Co-Op
315 Westerly Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226
PH: (360) 734-8158
Time: 6 P.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join Alissa Segersten of Whole Life Nutrition for an evening of delicious immune system-boosting winter nourishment. Learn to make roasted chicken with root vegetables, vegetable lentil soup, sauteed winter greens with garlic, homemade bone broth, lacto-fermented peppered carrots, and more.

January 29, 2015
5th Thursday Flight & Bites
Syre Education Center
201 Prospect Street
Bellingham, WA 98226
Cost: $5 for members, $10 Non-Members
Time: 6 P.m. to 8:30 p.m.

JOIN US IN THE SYRE EDUCATION CENTER for the this fun, 21+ after-hours social event. In honor of January’s celebration of birds and migration mysteries, our first 5th Thursdayof 2015 features an “Air France” wine flight — three French wines selected by Vinostrology,chosen for the mysterious way they fly your taste buds to France for an affordable $10 a bottle. Paired with bites to complement and a scavenger hunt with prizes!

January 30, 2015
Wine Tasting at Blaine Bouquets
Blaine Bouquets
625 Peace Portal Drive
Blaine, WA
Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

for another fun wine tasting. We will be sampling wine, "12th man style" and as always, we will have some appetizers to go along with the festivities. Bring a friend and stop by a see us.

 

January 30 to February 1, 2015
Wine Tasting at Vartanyan Estate Winery
Vartanyan Estate Winery
1628 Huntley Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226
PH: (360) 756-6770
Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $5
Vertical Barrel Tasting is wine tasting, where different vintages of the same wine type from the same winery are tasted. Taste similar wines, younger from the barrels and later vintages from the bottles to highlight difference between various vintages.



Planning Ahead...

 

February 2, 2015
Caribbean Kitchen
Community Food Co-Op
315 Westerly Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

PH: (360) 734-8158
Cost: $39
Trinidad native Sarah Chan adapts Caribbean favorites for the Northwest. Enjoy an appetizer of baiganee (fried batter-dipped eggplant slices) with mango chutney; garlic butter cassava; Caribbean chicken curry; and callaloo--the spicy vegetable stew of taro leaves, coconut milk, pumpkin, bell peppers, okra, celery and more--often considered the national dish of Trinidad and Tobago.

February 3, 2015
Lyonnaise Bistro
Community Food Co-Op
315 Westerly Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226
Time: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

PH: (360) 734-8158
Cost: $45
Karina shares recipes adapted from the famous Bouchon Bistro in Napa Valley. Start with a plate of olivida (a savory fromage blanc spread) with toasted baguette, followed by chickpea and carrot salad with a side of wild greens vinaigrette, butternut squash soup with browned butter and sage, and bistro steak with red wine sauce and sauteed shallots, and, of course, dessert--almond cake with raspberry compote.

February 6 - 8, 2015
10th Annual Red Wine & Chocolate Festival

Cost: Cost: $5 tasting fee at each winery.
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The North Sound Wine Trail invites you to our 10th Annual Red Wine and Chocolate Festival! Join us February 6, 7, or 8 to sample some sinfully delicious chocolates and red wines. Each of the 7 wineries will be participating with a $5 per person fee. Check out participating wineries page with directions and hours.

February 6 to 8, 2015
Wine Tasting at Vartanyan Estate Winery
Vartanyan Estate Winery
1628 Huntley Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226
PH: (360) 756-6770
Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $5
Vertical Barrel Tasting is wine tasting, where different vintages of the same wine type from the same winery are tasted. Taste similar wines, younger from the barrels and later vintages from the bottles to highlight difference between various vintages.

February 7, 2015
Brewers Ball
Majestic on North Forest
1027 Forest Street
Bellingham, WA
Time: 6 - 10 p.m.

Cost: $15
Join in the celebration with your local brewers as we dance the night away in the best way possible: awkward 80's prom! All proceeds will benefit the Bellingham High School Scholarship Fund, which aims to support local students in their college endeavors.

February 9, 2015
Best Soups of all Time
Community Food Co-Op
315 Westerly Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226
PH: (360) 734-8158
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: $39
Karina has been teaching soup classes for many years, and this class brings together four of her all-time favorites – beef Burgundy with heirloom barley and mushrooms, Spanish white bean with garlic sausage, tomato-basil bisque (served with mini grilled cheese sandwiches), and, finally, chicken noodle with artisan pasta and black kale. A $7 wine option is payable at class.

February 13 to 15, 2015
Wine Tasting at Vartanyan Estate Winery
Vartanyan Estate Winery
1628 Huntley Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226
PH: (360) 756-6770
Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $5
Vertical Barrel Tasting is wine tasting, where different vintages of the same wine type from the same winery are tasted. Taste similar wines, younger from the barrels and later vintages from the bottles to highlight difference between various vintages.

 

February 18 -22, 2015
BC Home & Garden Show
BC Place Stadium
777 Pacific Blvd.
Vancouver, BC V6B 4YA
Time: See website

Visit over 425 experts and host of HGTV's Decked Out, Paul Lafrance at the BC Home & Garden Show. For more info visit: http://www.bchomeandgardenshow.com

 

February 19, 2015
My Winter In France
Community Food Co-Op
315 Westerly Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226
Time: 6 p.m.

PH: (360) 734-8158
Cost: $39
Karina shares recipes adapted from famed cookbook author and French food blogger, David Leibovitz, with an emphasis on hearty winter staples. Enjoy white bean dip and artichoke tapenade with baguette, root vegetable and farro salad, and roasted chicken with caramelized shallots served with spinach cake. The sweet ending is ginger gateau with a blueberry sauce. A $7 wine option is payable at the class.

February 20 to 22, 2015
Wine Tasting at Vartanyan Estate Winery
Vartanyan Estate Winery
1628 Huntley Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226
PH: (360) 756-6770
Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $5
Vertical Barrel Tasting is wine tasting, where different vintages of the same wine type from the same winery are tasted. Taste similar wines, younger from the barrels and later vintages from the bottles to highlight difference between various vintages.

February 21, 2015
Bellingham's Lumber and Lace Ball
Majestic on North Forest
1027 Forest Street
Bellingham, WA
Time: Doors open 6 p.m.

Cost: $25 - $40
Annual charity ball benefitting the Whatcom Hospice Foundation. This is a semi-formal Victorian logging-era themed event. Entertainment will include live music by The Tallboys Country Band, Rattletrap Ruckus and DJ Knuckles, as well as dance instruction, appetizers, old-fashioned photos, old-time hair-do's by Toni and Guy Academy and a silent auction full of goodies. 21+ only.

February 22, 2015
2015 Chinese New Year GALA Celebration
Bell Performing ARts Centre
6250 144th St.
Surrey, BC V3X 1A1
Time: 5 p.m.

Cost: Adults: $25, Children: $15
White Rock & South Surrey Chinese Society will hold a celebration gala for 2015 Chinese New Year. Before the performance New Year dinner will be provided. This year the musicians and dancers come from many different cultural backgrounds.

February 24, 2015
Been There, Ate That: Bali
Community Food Co-Op
315 Westerly Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226
Time: 6:30 p.m.

PH: (360) 734-8158
Cost: $45
Chef Fong shows off traditional Balinese dishes gleaned from his travels of many years past to the fabled village of Peliatan -- whole duck steamed in a banana leaf with spices and candlenuts, chicken lawar salad with toasted coconut, and pork satay grilled on sticks of lemongrass. An $8 wine option is payable at class.

February 27 to 28, 2015
Wine Tasting at Vartanyan Estate Winery
Vartanyan Estate Winery
1628 Huntley Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226
PH: (360) 756-6770
Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $5
Vertical Barrel Tasting is wine tasting, where different vintages of the same wine type from the same winery are tasted. Taste similar wines, younger from the barrels and later vintages from the bottles to highlight difference between various vintages.

February 28, 2015
Composting Tips, Tricks & Tea
Garden Spot Nursery
900 Alabama St.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Time: 9 a.m.

Learn the importance of your soil's food web with instructor Paige. She'll explain the microorganism benefits of composting, mulching one's garden and brewing compost tea for long-lasting, healthy soil. Free.

March 7, 2015
Snohomish Wine Festival
Snohomish Event Center
1011 Second Street
Snohomish, WA 98290
Cost: Tickets $30 ea. include 5 tasting tickets, appetizer plate, commemorative wine glass
Time: Attend one tasting session (1-4pm) or (6-9pm)

Enjoy wine from over 15 wineries! Must be 21+ to attend photo I.D. is required and will be checked for all guest. All proceeds from the Snohomish Wine Festival go to support the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce. Deatils visit: http://snohowinefest.com/

March14, 2015
Runnin' O' the Green
Boundary Bay Brewery
1107 Railroad Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Time: 10 a.m.

Cost: $15-$35
Run a 5K & 8K event held in celebration of St. Patrick's day finishing just in time for the Belilngham St. Patrick's Day Parade. For event details, click here.

March 30, 2015
MBT Presents Mamma Mia!
Mount Baker Theatre
104 N. Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA
Tickets: (360) 734-6080
Time: 7 p.m.

Cost: Click here.
The smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA. A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story, and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show!

 

 

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