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More than 100 local artists and craftspeople will show and sell their creative wares as part of Allied Arts’ 38th annual “Holiday Festival of the Arts” from
10am-7pm daily (except for Thanksgiving) through Christmas Eve at 4145 Meridian St. (next to Burlington Coat Factory). Live music, artist demos and workshops
and family art projects will also be part of the festive fun.
North Cascades National Park biologist Roger Christophersen will present “Room to Roam: Current Wildlife Research” at a Bellingham Mountaineers Winter Speaker Series event at 7:30pm at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St. Entry is free.
Award-winning guidebook author Craig Romano will lead a slideshow tour based on his Urban Trails: Bellingham book at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. The travel tome focuses on Bellingham, Western Whatcom County, the Skagit Valley, and Fidalgo Island. Register in advance for the free event.
Join the Whatcom County Historical Society for a “Holiday Open Mic” from 7:30-9pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Catch up on historic research about Whatcom County and the Northwest at the annual holiday meeting and open mic for members of the community who wish to make a presentation on some aspect of the history of the area. Local authors will be on hand with books for holiday giving. Suggested donation is $5.
Fifteen artisan vendors, live entertainment, speciality food stands, live video projection, a beer garden and a fire pit will be part of a Holiday Night Market taking place from 6-10pm on the 1300 block of Commercial Street (and beyond). The event will also include a Van-Life Rally, featuring approximately 30 vans that people have converted into lifestyle vehicles. Attendees can check out and tour some of these vehicles and see what it’s like to travel like a true “van-lifer.” Entry is free.
“Choosing JOY: A Soul Journey” will be the focus of the Kulshan Chorus’ annual Winter Concert at 7:30pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. This season, the 100 voices of the chorus will explore a wide range of gospel and spiritual traditions from Sister Act’s Joyful, Joyful to Elijah Rock. It’s a concert grounded in hope and calling for a better life. Tickets are 15-$20
The 25th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm every Saturday through December at the Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. Aplethora of produce, crafts, ready-to-eat dining options and more are available.
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