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ART

TRISH HARDING: Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden, is featuring Trish Harding’s exhibit “Separated from Normal.”

FRANCES X. DONOVAN: View the new collection “Off the Wall” by artist Francis X. Donovan at Fourth Corner Frames and Gallery, 311 W. Holly St., Bellingham.

NATALIE NIBLACK: FOLLY: Natalie Niblack’s solo exhibit “Folly” is being featured at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court, Edison, until March 1.

EMPOWERMENT OF ART: The emotions and strengths of artists are on display at Good Stuff Arts Gallery, 604 Commercial Ave., Anacortes.

DAFFODIL FESTIVAL ARTIST RECEPTION: An artists reception for the finalists for the Daffodil Festival will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Lux Art Center, 603 Morris St., La Conner.

BIRDS OF WINTER: Photo encaustics by Kathy Hastings, photographs on metal by Vince Streano and works by other artists are featured at this bird-themed exhibition at Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave., Anacortes, until March 3.

BIRD’S-EYE VIEW: With the return of birds to Skagit Valley comes a celebration of these seasonal flocks with art from Leo Osborne at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave., Edison, until March 1.

MUSIC

THE A’TOWN BIG BAND: The free dance concert will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center, 1701 22nd St., Anacortes.

THEATER

BEST OF SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY COMPETITION: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave. $25. wicaonline.org.

”MY FAIR LADY”: Ferndale High School drama students bring this classic musical to the stage with showtimes at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 27-29, at the high school, 5830 Golden Eagle Drive, Ferndale. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 for students and seniors.

”GODSPELL”: The Burlington-Edison High School drama department will present the contemporary musical about the power of Jesus Christ at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 27-29 and March 5-7, at the high school, 301 N. Burlington Blvd., Burlington. $6-9.

LECTURES & TALKS

ELAINE WEISS: Author Elaine Weiss will give a talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Performing Arts Center at Western Washington University, 516 High St., Bellingham.

JAZZ ON THE SILVER SCREEN: Dmitiri Matheny, flugelhornist and educator, will present an illustrated talk on the movies that feature great jazz performances at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St., Anacortes.

BOOK READING: A collection of essays compiled by late curator Jake Seniuk will be read by editors Donna James and Kathleen Moles at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Museum of Northwest Art, 114 First St., La Conner.

MORE FUN

BELLINGHAM HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL: The 20th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival continues through Saturday, Feb. 29, at various venues throughout the city with multiple showtimes for over two dozen films relating to human rights issues. All films are free. Schedule at bhrff.webs.com.

WHATCOM CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL: Noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28-29, at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. alliedarts.org/whatcom-cultural-arts-festival.

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE CONFERENCE: Western Washington University will host four award-winning children’s and young-adult book authors and illustrators from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at the PAC, 516 High St., Bellingham. wwuclc.com.

LOOKING AHEAD

DAFFODIL FESTIVAL ARTIST RECEPTION: View finalists’ artwork and vote for your favorite for the Daffodil Festival poster at the Lux Art Center, 603 Morris St., La Conner, until March 15. lovelaconner.com/la-conner-daffodil-festival.

STEVEN R. HILL: The pastel work of Lopez Island artist Steven Hill is featured at the Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave., Anacortes, until March 31. A reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 6.

VINTAGE WATERCOLORISTS OF WA: John Ebner, Carla O’Connor, Joan Pinney, Joan Reeves, Tony Turpin and Jack Dorsey will be featured in this invitational watercolor show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, March 7, 14 and 21, at Sunnyshore Studio, 2803 SE Camano Drive, Camano Island. The opening reception will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7. sunnyshorestudio.com.

ESPECIALLY SPECIAL: Betty Black’s collection of art has been curated for display at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St., La Conner, until March 15.

LISA MCSHANE: The interaction between water, land and light is the main element of Lisa McShane’s paintings, which are featured until March 29 at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave., Edison. An artist talk, followed by an artist reception, will begin at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7.

SAMANTHA BOSHNACK QUINTET: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St., Bellingham. $5-15. sylviacenterforthearts.org.

JAZZ ALLEY CONCERT: Paul Sorenson and the Swing Street Jazz Orchestra, Trish Hatley and other musical friends will play from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Maple Hall, 104 Commercial St., La Conner. C. Tuohy’s Jazz Trio will play at 6:30 p.m. the same day at the La Conner Channel Lodge, 205 N. First St., for $15.

TEADA CONCERT: Traditional Celtic band will play at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Littlefield Celtic Center, 1124 Cleveland Ave., Mount Vernon. $20-25.

INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT: Acoustic guitar players Mike Dawes, Cenk Erdoğan, Olli Soikkeli and Jim Kimo West will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St., Mount Vernon. $24-39. lincolntheatre.org.

JOVINO SANTOS NETO TRIO: Enjoy Brazilian music at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island.

MENACE ON THE MIC: COMEDY SHOWCASE: Chris Mejia, Brady Secules, Kris Anderson and Elliot GB will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Menace Brewery, 2529 Meridian, Bellingham. Free, age 21-plus venue.

“GENRE LEGENDS”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in March at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St., Bellingham. The audience will suggest genres, and the cast will select three to perform. $12. theupfront.com.

MUSICAL IMPROV WITH LAURA HALL: Laura Hall, best known for her musical improv on the show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” will join the main-stage cast as they make up songs and lyrics to her music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St., Bellingham. theupfront.com.

”SAGA OF THE VOLSUNGS”: iDiOM Theater brings a new three-play adaptation of the Norse epic “The Saga of the Völsungs” from March 13-April 4 at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St., Bellingham. sylviacenterforthearts.org.

CREATIVE WOODWORKING: Russ Riddle will speak about his personal journey with creative woodworking at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Camano Island Community Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island.

FAMILY BIKE TOURING, BEFORE AND AFTER KIDS: Civil engineer Freeman Anthony is an avid cyclist who toured Asia, Europe and North America with his partner Iris before they started a family. They continued to tour after having children with tweaks to their approach that he will share at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect St., Bellingham. $5. whatcommuseum.org.

ACROSS GENERATIONS: WOMEN IN POLITICS: Noon Thursday, March 12, Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect St., Bellingham. whatcommuseum.org.

”MY ANXIOUS LIFE”: Kayla Day, a young woman living with cerebral palsy, total blindness and a generalized anxiety disorder who wrote a memoir about her experiences, will host a book talk at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham.

ALZHEIMER’S COMMUNITY FORUM: The public event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Washington state chapter, will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Burlington Senior Center, 1011 Greenleaf Ave., Burlington.

SEALS AND SEA LIONS: Friends of Skagit Beaches presents a talk on Seals and Sea Lions: Pinnipeds of the Salish Sea from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, at Northwest Educational Services District, 1601 R Ave., Anacortes. Free.

WOMEN HAND IN HAND: Author, speaker and mother-of-three Rebekah Metteer will be the featured speaker at the Dwelling in Hope women’s conference from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Inspire Church, 805 Township St., Sedro-Woolley. $20, includes lunch. womenhandinhand.com.

AUTHOR TALK: Abbe Rolnick, author of the “Generation of Secrets” series, will present the third book “Founding Stones” with a talk at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham.

CHINESE IN EARLY NORTHWEST AMERICA: Authors Chuimei Ho and Bennet Bronson will talk about the history of Chinese immigration in the Northwest at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St., Anacortes.

AN ARTIST’S APPROACH TO WRITING: Prominent Pacific Northwest artist and writer Jack Gunter will talk about how to write a memoir at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave., Burlington.

BELLINGHAM HANDMADE MARKET: Local artisans will gather from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Kulshan Brewing Company, 2238 James St., Bellingham.

GARAGE SALE: A fundraising garage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7, in the cafeteria at Jefferson Elementary School, 1801 E. Blackburn Road, Mount Vernon. All proceeds go to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; monetary also donations accepted. 360-428-6128.

RESOLUTION EVOLUTION: Learn tools to make resolutions stick from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Options High School, 2015 Franklin St., Bellingham. $75 general admission, $150 VIP access including swag and a meet-and-greet. Funds support the Bellingham Schools Foundation. resolutionevolution.org.

PIE AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Enjoy pie and ice cream, bid in a silent auction and raise money for the La Conner town flower baskets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Maple Hall, 104 Commercial St., La Conner.

EN VOGUE FASHION SHOW: The 10th annual fashion show and benefit auction for the Friendship House will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Swinomish Casino & Lodge, 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes. skagitfriendshiphouse.org/en-vogue. Tickets $5-75 at my360tix.com.

MODEL RAILROAD OPEN HOUSE: The Whatcom Skagit Model Railroad Club will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at 1469 Silver Run Lane, Alger, off Old Highway 99. $3 suggested donation.

PECHAKUCHA NIGHT: Stories are shared in a fast-paced presentation of 20 slides for 20 seconds each at this unique event from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 First St., La Conner. The theme is “Especially Special.”

GARDENING WORKSHOP: The Master Gardeners of Island County presents the 32nd annual Whidbey Gardening Workshop on March 13-14 at Oak Harbor High School. The event, featuring internationally known keynote speaker Richie Steffen, offers classes for both novice and experienced gardeners, a floral design competition, a marketplace and raffle, two lunch options, and a pre-Workshop Field Trip Day. For more information and to register: whidbeygardening.org.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Celebrate the Irish holiday by dancing to the South End String Band at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. There will be leprechauns, appetizers and a bar. $20.

GENEALOGICAL SEARCHERS: Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers will present “Women In History” from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, 1253 NW Second Ave., Oak Harbor. 360-675-5035.

DAFFODIL TWEED RIDE: Dress in tweed, or any smart-looking outfit, to ride through a scenic route into daffodil fields to enjoy a picnic lunch with friends and families, at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, leaving from the La Conner Coffee Co., 604 S. First St., La Conner. Return at 2 p.m. to join a party until 6 p.m. at Hellam’s Vineyard, 109 N. First St., La Conner. This a British-themed event. sprocketscience.com/thedandydaffodil.

DECADES BINGO: Dress up and represent your favorite decade and play bingo at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. $16 for 10 games of bingo.

MEET YOUR FARMER CSA FAIR: Join Sustainable Connections for a CSA Fair for Bellingham and Whatcom residents to learn about getting farm fresh food in a weekly box, at noon Saturday, March 28, at Boundary Bay Brewey Mountain Room, 1107 Railroad Ave., Bellingham.

CAMP FIRE SAMISH DINNER AUCTION: The 14th annual Camp Fire Samish and Camp Kirby dinner and auction event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge, 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes. $75 per person, $600 per table. campfiresamish.org/annual-auction.

ANACORTES SPRING GIFT SHOW: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, Anacortes Senior Activity Center, 1701 22nd St., Anacortes.

”HANSEL & GRETL & HEIDI & GUNTER”: Village Theatre will present a new musical penned by two Northwest natives from April 24-May 17, at the Everett location, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. villagetheatre.org.

DEEP SEA VOLCANOES: Friends of Skagit Beaches will present a talk on “Deep Sea Volcanoes: A Fiber-optic Look at Eruptions, Hot Springs & Life Forms” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. April 17, at Northwest Educational Services District, 1601 R Ave., Anacortes. Free.

INTERWOVEN LIVES: Candace Wellman will present “Interwoven Lives” Indigenous Mothers of Salish Coast Communities” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St., Anacortes.

MODEL RAILROAD OPEN HOUSE: The Whatcom Skagit Model Railroad Club will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at 1469 Silver Run Lane, Alger, off Old Highway 99. $3 suggested donation.

VILLAGE GALA 2020: The nonprofit Village Community Services will host its annual black tie fundraising gala with dinner, raffles and a live auction on Saturday, April 18, at Angel of the Winds Casino Resort, Arlington. $75 per person or $500 for a table. villagegala2020.eventbrite.com.

SPAGHETTI OPEN HOUSE: Get to know the Camp Kirby grounds and enjoy some spaghetti from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at the camp, 4734 Samish Point Road, Bow. $10 suggested.

SCHMOOZE FAIR: Win prizes, sample foods and connect with friends and colleagues at this business-to-business trade show from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at Van Zyverden Bulb Warehouse, 12035 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington. $15. skagit.org.

BUILDING DREAMS AUCTION: The second annual Building Dreams dinner and auction to support families and affordable homes will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the Swinomish Casino and Lodge, 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes. There will be live and silent auctions. $60 per person, proceeds support Home Trust. my360tix.com.

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