Community calendar for December 1, 2021 | Community

Christmas celebration at the Lynden Pioneer Museum

The Lynden Music Festival’s annual Christmas celebration, 7 p.m. Saturday, December 18 at the Lynden Pioneer Museum, 217 Front St. Featuring the Atlantic. Suggested tickets are $ 20 / under 21 is $ 10. Call 360-354-3675 for more information. The additional funds will go to the donation.

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

Join Lynden’s Claire Theater for Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, live on stage, weekends through December 18.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.

Tickets are available online at or by phone: 360-354-4425 from November 16. Call Tuesdays or Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. only.

Tickets cost $ 15 for adults, $ 13 for seniors (65 and over) and students, $ 11 for children 9 and under.

Out of consideration for all of our guests, no children under 3 years old in the theater please.

Due to recent changes and guidelines from the CDC, we will be asking everyone entering the theater to mask themselves, regardless of their immunization status.

Exceptions will be honored. Thank you for keeping our theater open and healthy.

The Claire Theater is located at 655 Front Street. Call 360-354-4425 for more information.

Ebenezer Christian Annual wreath sale

Wreath sale, bazaar and fundraising from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 4 in the gymnasium of the Ebenezer Christian school. Beautiful handmade wreaths, centerpieces with fresh greenery and colorful poinsettias.

The Ebenezer Christian School is located at 9390 Guide Meridian Road, Lynden.

Call 360-354-2632 for more information.

O Christmas tea: A british comedy

The holiday season is fast approaching, and after nearly two full years away from the stage, beloved British comedy duo James and Jamesy are back with O Christmas Tea.

Whether it’s with friends, family, loved ones or on your own, an evening at the theater with James and Jamesy is sure to be one you will never forget.

The show will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1 at the Mount Baker Theater, 104 N Commercial St. # 4408, Bellingham.

O Christmas Tea is an exhilarating holiday spectacle ideal for fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean and Dr. Seuss. James and Jamesy have been delighting audiences for decades with their unique take on traditional British comedy, and they are delighted to make their highly anticipated return to the stage.

This year, the O Christmas Tea tour is brighter than ever, with dates across the Pacific Northwest that will give longtime fans and newcomers to the James and Jamesy experience a chance to enjoy the production. festive.

After a two-year hiatus, Opus Performing Arts returns to the stage this holiday season with “The Nutcracker” at 7 pm December 15-16 at the Mount Baker Theater-Bellingham.

OPUS ‘Nutcracker performances can be viewed either in person at the Mount Baker Theater (proof of vaccination or negative test required for ages 12 and over) or live streamed for viewing at home. For tickets and more information, visit

“Over the past two years, OPUS students have continued their education through zoom courses. It has been two difficult years and we are more than happy to celebrate OPUS’s return to the stage.

We missed the fun of performing in front of an audience and sharing our love of dance with the community. We welcome you to the theater for this holiday classic ”- Brooke Evans, Artistic Director, OPUS

Mount Baker Theater is located at 104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham. Tickets cost between $ 15 and $ 22.50.

Tree festival auction

Join the Bellingham Senior Activity Center for its 5th Annual Virtual Trees Festival Christmas Tree Auction, Friday, December 3 at 6 p.m.

The Festival of Trees, a beloved holiday-themed event, raises funds for the Bellingham Senior Activity Center to support active aging.

The event will feature beautiful, unique and professionally decorated Christmas trees for you to bid on at the Tree Auction, as well as a silent auction and raffle.

The winning bidders of the Tree Auction will receive their fully decorated tree at their home or business.

Do you already have a tree but want to contribute? Bid on your favorite tree and have it delivered to a local charity of your choice.

Preview the unique trees and silent auction items from Thanksgiving weekend on or in person at the Tour of Trees.

The Tower of the Trees is a free and festive family event at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center. There are two opportunities to participate in the Tour des Arbres; Sunday November 28 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday December 1 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Parkinson’s support group

Newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease? You’re not alone. Get involved with the local Parkinson’s community which meets at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Call Virgi Diephuis at 360-354-1137 or Tina Navis at 360-510- 8024 for more information.

WA Small Fruits Agriculture conference and exhibition

This year’s Washington Small Fruit Agriculture Conference and Show will be held December 1-2 at Northwest Washington Fairground 1775 Front St., Lynden.

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Whatcom Museum Bridge the Old Town Hall

After missing out on last year’s festivities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Whatcom Museum will be donating its beloved Deck the Old City Hall to the community.

This holiday celebration includes more than a dozen themed decorated trees in the Rotunda Room of the Old Town Hall, as well as weekly art activities to bring creativity to the fun of the holidays. Visitors can view the trees from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday until January 2.

Visitors can take a family portrait with props in a photo booth on December 4, create origami trees on December 11, or make a paper wreath on December 18. All activities are open from noon to 4 p.m. and are suitable for all ages.

Admission to Deck the Old City Hall is by donation, including holiday craft activities. Proceeds help support the Museum’s exhibitions and programs throughout the year.

The historic Lynden Cemetery “A Walk Back in Time” tours have resumed. They are at 11 a.m. on Saturdays on the south side of Front Street at Guide Meridian Road. Learn about the pioneer families and the cemetery’s unique anecdotes. Free, no reservation necessary. Details: 360-354-3675.

Lighted Parade apps are now available

Treat yourself to a dazzling light show at Lynden’s 31st Annual Edaleen Dairy Lighted Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 4.

Parade requests are now available at the chamber office, 518 Front Street, or on Applications should be sent on Monday, November 29.

There is no charge for chamber members or non-profit organizations. For more information, call the Lynden Chamber of Commerce at 360-354-5995.

Cloud Mountain Farm Center Farm Stand

Discover farm-fresh produce and meet the people who grew them at the Cloud Mountain Farm Center Incubator’s Farm Stand.

Farm Stand is open Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 5979 Lawrence Road, Everson.

The historic Lynden Cemetery “A Walk Back in Time” tours have resumed. They are at 11 a.m. on Saturdays on the south side of Front Street at Guide Meridian Road.

Learn about the pioneer families and the cemetery’s unique anecdotes. Free, no reservation necessary.

Details: 360-354-3675. Tours of Greenwood Cemetery, 605 E. Wiser Lake Road, are held at 1 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month.

“Ephemeral Faces” at Allied Arts

Allied Arts of Whatcom County invites you to explore its October exhibit, “Fleeting Faces”.

This episode features a variety of interesting and unique pieces from Frank Frazee, Susan Cohen Raphael, Jan Murphy, and Ken Wiener. The tone of “Fleeting Faces” is humanity, emotion and the spaces in which people inhabit.

Allied Arts is a non-profit gallery. Proceeds from sales are used to support the arts in the community.

Allied Arts is located at 1478 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham.

“Paintings of my life” at the Syre gallery

Galerie Syre has extended the solo exhibition “Paintings of My Life” by Beth Anna Margolis until February 23, 2022. The exhibition presents a selection of over 60 works including originals and beautiful reproductions of Giclée prints, as well as than his recently published book.

Beth Anna Margolis is a painter and poet who has been creating art for many years. His art is colorful, energetic and inspired by his love for nature. The artwork and the book provide incredible insight into Beth Anna’s worldview, nourished by her personal experiences and creative insight.

Presenting this permanent collection of his paintings as well as the presentation of his new book with the eponymous title “Paintings of My Life”, the Syre gallery aims to open and share the history of Margolis.

At the same time, Galerie Syre will present the exhibition “In Dialogue” with a selection of new and existing paintings and drawings by David Syre.

The exhibition aims to initiate a conversation on pressing contemporary topics and highlights the parallels between the artistic practice of Syre and Margolis.

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