THE LANGUAGE OF PATTERN: Five regional artists are being featured in January at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court, Edison.
ANNIVERSARY SHOW: The Scott Milo Gallery is celebrating 25 years with art from 15 favorite artists until Jan. 28 at the gallery, 420 Commercial Ave., Anacortes.
VOYAGER: Steve Jensen returns to show new carvings and paintings of his Nordic series at Smith & Vallee, 5742 Gilkey Ave., Edison, until Jan. 26.
EMPOWERMENT OF ART: Work highlighting the strength and skill of local artists is featured at the Good Stuff Arts Gallery, 604 Commercial Ave., Anacortes.
NESTS AND LANDSCAPES: Kris Ekstrand is the featured winter artist at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden. Work from artists around the region will be featured until Feb. 28. jansenartcenter.org.
NATALIE NIBLACK: FOLLY: Natalie Niblack’s solo exhibit “Folly” is featured at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court, Edison, until March 1.
WHATCOM JAZZ MUSIC ARTS CENTER: Renowned jazz musicians will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Pospect St., Bellingham:
n Jan. 15: Kate Olson Ensemble. $5-10.
n Jan. 22: Sam Taylor Quartet with Larry McKenna. $5-20.
n Jan. 29: Matt Jorgensen Quintet. $5-10.
n Feb. 12: Laila Biali Trio. $5-20.
n Feb. 19: Xavier Lecouturier Quartet. $5-15.
n Feb. 26: Phil Parisot Trio. $5-15.
SECOND SUNDAY JAZZ: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, La Conner Sips, 608 First St., La Conner. The TimE3jazz trio of Tim Eslick, Andy Carr and Todd Anderson will play originals and compositions by Kenny Barron, Gene Harris, Bill Evans and George Cables. $10. soundcloud.com/time3jazz, 360-610-9773 or laconnersips.com.
”THE CURIOUS SAVAGE”: ALTA Theatre presents “The Curious Savage” by John Patrick, at Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. Dessert theater at 7 p.m. 9-10, 11, 17-18. Matinee at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 19. brownpapertickets.com, altatheatre.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-424-5144.
SPACE TREK: Blast through the galaxy in this improvised sci-fi adventure at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in January at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St., Bellingham. $12. theupfront.com.
LECTURES & TALKS
ANACORTES PUBLIC LIBRARY: Evening lectures and workshops are held at the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St., Anacortes:
n Beaded Bracelet workshops:7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15.
n Anacortes Museum Series: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22.
n Opioid Risks and Prevention: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29.
GERMANIC IMMIGRATION TO NORTH AMERICA: The Skagit Valley Genealogical Society will present “Germanic Immigration to North America in the 1800s: Including Luxembourgers, Swiss and Austrians” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave., Burlington.
BIKE TRIP ACROSS AMERICA: Adventurer Patrick McGinty will share his experiences from a 3,411-mile bike trip from California to Florida at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect St., Bellingham. $5 suggested donation.
CHRONIC PAIN: Author Julie Hanft has written two books on living with chronic pain and will present a free seminar on the topic at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham.
MARINE MAMMALS OF SALISH SEA: Learn about orcas, humpbacks, porpoises, sea lions and other marine mammals that call the Salish Sea home from marine mammologist Cindy Elliser at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave., Burlington.
SKAGIT EAGLE FESTIVAL 2020: The event takes place during January at various sites in Rockport, Concrete and Marblemount. Some activities are repeated each weekend, on both Saturday and Sunday; other events are one-time only, offered on a Saturday and/or Sunday during specific weekends. concrete-wa.com/skagit-eagle-festival.
BALD EAGLE INTERPRETIVE CENTER: The Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center offers guided nature hikes along the Skagit River and educational speakers on weekends in January. The center, which offers elementary and high school educational tours as well as community group tours, is located at Howard Miller Steelhead Park, 52809 Rockport Park Road, Rockport.
n Saturday, Jan. 11: Craig Romano will lead a 11 a.m. walk, followed by a 1 p.m. presentation of “Hiking in the Skagit Valley.”
n Sunday, Jan. 12: At 1 p.m., photographer Andy Porter will present “Wilderness Photography.”
For a complete list of speakers, visit skagiteagle.org.
FRIENDS OF SKAGIT BEACHES LECTURE SERIES: “Blue Legacy: Vanishing Glaciers in Washington’s National Parks,” 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, Northwest Education Services District Building, 1601 R Ave., Anacortes. Dr. Jon Riedel, North Cascades National Park geologist, will focus on glacial changes in the last century and the implications for the water supply in Skagit Valley, Puget Sound’s largest watershed. Free and open to the public. skagitbeaches.org.
KIDS CLUB: Heart to Heart Charity presents KIDS Club for those ages 3 and older to work on giv- back projects and crafts at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, behind the fire department, 8334 W. Third St., Lyman.
SKAGIT WEDDING SHOW: Connect with bridal vendors in a variety of categories at the Skagit Wedding Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Skagit Center, 1000 Fountain St., Burlington. For tickets and more information, visit skagitweddingshow.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, Jan. 11, at 1469 Silver Run Lane, Alger, off Old Highway 99. $3 suggested donation.
BOOK LOVERS BUS TOUR: Take Island Transit to two book stores and two libraries in Coupeville and Oak Harbor on Friday, Jan. 24. RSVP and information: 360-678-9536 or email@example.com.
HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE: The theme for the 2020 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Conference is “Tomorrow is Today — The Fierce Urgency of NOW” and will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Whatcom Community College, 235 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham. mlkconference.org.
SKI TO SEA REGISTRATION: Registration is open for the 47th annual Ski to Sea Race. The race, presented by Whatcom Events, will be held in Whatcom County on Sunday, May 24. skitosea.com.
“THE BARN SHOWS”: Hear how two women preserved a piece of the Skagit Valley’s art history in a book called “The Barn Shows” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St., La Conner.
HUMANITIES WASHINGTON: Sociologist and writer Michelle Janning will discuss “What Your Home Says About the World” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St., La Conner.
MODEL RAILROAD OPEN HOUSE: The Whatcom Skagit Model Railroad Club will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at 1469 Silver Run Lane, Alger, off Old Highway 99. $3 suggested donation.
INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St., Mount Vernon. $24-39. lincolntheatre.org.
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.
GARDENING WORKSHOP: The Master Gardeners of Island County present the 32nd annual Whidbey Gardening Workshop on March 13-14. Registration opens Jan. 12. 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.