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Learn more about appropriate gear as well as what you need and where to go to get started at a “Snowshoeing Basics” presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free clinic.
Learn how to make the most of your organic heirloom turkey with tips from an expert. when Robert Fong helms “On Roasting Turkey” from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. In addition to learning how to cook a 14-pound bird to crispy-skinned, moist-flesh perfection in an hour and a half, attendees will enjoy a full-on feast with turkey accompanied by seared Brussels sprouts, fluffy mashed potatoes, mushroom barley dressing, and pumpkin pie. Fees are $55.
Follow a documentary filmmaker and a world record free-diver as they travel the earth discovering the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans and the marine animals that live there at a showing of the film A Plastic Ocean at 12pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall. The documentary investigates how our addiction to plastic is impacting the food chain and how that is affecting every one of us through new and developing human health problems.
As part of a “Booked at the Baker” series, bestselling author Anne Lamott presents her latest book, Almost Everything: Notes on Joy, at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. In the book, Lamott calls for each of us to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried within us that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined. Divided into short chapters that explore life’s essential truths, Almost Everything pinpoints these moments of insight as it shines an encouraging light forward. Tickets are $25, and include a signed copy of the book.
The Bellingham Roller Betties All Stars team kicks off its season at a “November Knockout” at 5pm at the Lynden Skateway, 421 Judson St. This exciting evening of derby starts off with a bout between the BRB All Stars and Queer Squad WA, followed by two hour-long junior roller derby scrimmages hosted by the Subdued City Rollers. Entry is $10.
More than 100 local artists and craftspeople will show and sell their creative wares as part of Allied Arts’ 39th annual “Holiday Festival of the Arts” starting this week and continuing from 10am-7pm daily through Christmas Eve at the former Bellingham Public Market, 1530 Cornwall Ave. Live music, artist demos and workshops and family art projects will also be part of the festive fun. Aside from vendors selling their wares, the festival boasts live music and art workshops for children on the weekends. Entry is free.
The 26th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm Saturdays through Dec. 22 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. In addition to perusing and purchasing locally grown produce, crafts and ready-to-eat foods, upcoming events include Demo Days, Chef in the Market, and a Wednesday Market starting in June at the Fairhaven Village Green.
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