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Irish/Celtic, Holiday Music, Folk
"A Winter Gift" Celtic Holiday Concert
In their new show “A Winter Gift” storyteller and wire-strung harpist Patrick Ball along with harpers and multi-instrumentalists Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter step into a magical world of Irish and English literature. The trio presents a heartwarming collection of tales and music from Celtic legend and traditional folk stories. They perform a Child’s Christmas in Wales, a chapter from The Wind in the Willows, and passages from Shakespeare, William Butler Yeats, and Thomas Hardy, and mingle them with beloved and original pieces of seasonal music. Audiences will hear three Celtic Harps, Swedish Nyckelharpa, Fiddle, Bandura, Bouzouki and more. Patrick Ball is an American master of the Irish harp and a captivating spoken word artist. He has won national awards in both the music and spoken word categories. Patrick’s critically acclaimed concerts and solo theatrical productions have toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland and the UK, and have been awarded grants by the California Arts Council and the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Association. Lisa Lynne has gained worldwide recognition for her original music featuring her Celtic Harp. She is widely acclaimed for composing memorable and heartwarming melodies on the Windham Hill/Sony music labels that have repeatedly placed in the Top 10 & Top 20 on the Billboard New age music charts. Her work in Therapeutic music has gained recognition from NBC, CNN, and numerous newspaper and magazine articles including Wall Street Journal. Lisa was selected by Los Angeles Magazine as one of 50 most inspiring women. Aryeh Frankfurter is also a renowned Celtic harper and world traveling multi- instrumentalist who went from virtuosic progressive rock violin to intricate Swedish folk and Celtic music. Aryeh's uncommon approach to the Celtic harp and folk harp repertoire, his critically and commercially successful albums have earned him credit as an artist of extraordinary talent.
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Social Event
15th Annual Awards Dinner presented by First Federal
Every year we honor businesses and professionals that stand out above the rest. On Thursday, December 5, we will celebrate the successes of our member businesses and highlight their contributions to the community. This celebration is for you, our members. On Thursday, December 5 the Annual Awards Dinner will be held at the Four Points Sheraton in Bellingham where we will award the Large Business of the Year, the Small Business of the Year, Tourism Business and Nonprofit Organization of the Year in addition to the Lifetime Achievement Award, CEO of the Year, Chamber Ambassador of the Year and the Young Professional of the Year. Our newest award is a rotating industry award. For the first year of the industry award, we have chosen the Maritime industry – one of Whatcom County’s original industries. Nominations for the Small Business, Large Business, CEO and Nonprofit of the Year awards are submitted by the public and Chamber of Commerce members. Upon submission, the nominations are evaluated by the Annual Awards Committee. The committee consists of active Chamber members who volunteer to serve on the committee. The committee determines the three finalists for the four awards mentioned above. The committee then visits the finalists and conducts interviews to ensure that all businesses are asked the same questions and evaluated equally. The results of the interviews are used to review each finalist where the merits of each finalist is debated. Nominations will be accepted through August 1, 2019. It’ll be a night to remember!
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Art Show, Gallery
2019 - 2020 Winter Juried Exhibit
Join us at the Jansen Art Center on Thursday, December 5 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM for the Opening Reception for the 2019 - 2020 Winter Juried Exhibit. Enjoy Live Music in the Piano Lounge, meet the artists and explore all of our Winter Exhibits! The Juried Exhibits are open to the public as a way to showcase the artistic talent in Whatcom County and the surrounding region. Each season, artists are invited to submit up to five pieces to be judged by a qualified jury made up of artists, curators, and other figures in the arts community. The selected pieces are displayed in the Jansen Art Center for the community to enjoy. The artwork featured is from our 2019 Fall Juried Exhibit: Whisper Words of Wisdom by Donna Johnson.
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Meeting, Class/Workshop
2020 Census Employment Opportunities
Learn about opportunities for temporary employment helping the federal government conduct the 2020 U.S. Census. These time-limited jobs are important to a successful census. Census employees receive a competitive wage, have flexible hours, and many government assistance programs do not count census earning when determining eligibility. Find out more by stopping by to talk with a 2020 Census Recruiter during special employment recruitment sessions at the Central Library. For more information, call 1-855-JOB-2020 or 2020census.gov/jobs
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Children, For the Family, Community Event
29th Annual Note of Thanks
Come join us for our annual tradition of giving thanks and make your own fun and creative thank you notes. All materials will be provided.
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Folk Art/Crafts
40th Annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts
Kick off this holiday season with the 40th Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts. Featuring over 100 local artisans and craftspeople showcasing their holiday goods; including one-of-a-kind gifts, specialty foods, jewelry, and paintings. It’s a perfect way to get ready for the holidays and great fun for everyone! Shop for holiday gifts from dozens of local vendors. From handcrafted soaps to homemade fudge, there will be something for everyone on Santa’s list. Fill your weekend with live local music, artist demos, and workshops. Bring the kids in for free and fun family art projects. Something for everybody in the family to enjoy! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get all your holiday shopping done in one go! When you buy products at the festival, it supports our local artists! Come check out the amazing things the local artisans and craftspeople have to offer! For more information, please visit www.alliedarts.org or contact Katy Tolles, Artist Services Coordinator, at (360)676-8548 x2 or katy@alliedarts.org.
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Holiday, Craft Show, Fair/Festival, Benefit/Fundraiser
The 6th Annual Winter Wonderland Gift Gala
The Winter Wonderland Gift Gala is a weekend experiential event that features a variety of sensory experiences for a true “Winter Wonderland” feel! This is THE holiday social & shopping extravaganza of the season. Free admission, shopping with a diverse collaboration of nearly 75 artisans, crafters, & local businesses, $10 mini-Salt Cave Sessions all weekend. Also featuring holiday music, a hot cocoa bar, beautiful holiday decor and scenery. Saturday 11am-6pm: * Complimentary Chocolate Buffet Sunday 11am-4pm: * Complementary photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus from 1-4pm (donations accepted for the Ferndale Food Bank), Kids' corner & storytelling. Interested in vending? Call for details and application. To learn more, visit Flow Motion's website: www.MoveInFlowMotion.com
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Drama
A Christmas Carol
The classic holiday tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly visitors he receives on Christmas eve.
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Musical
A Christmas Carol
This new adaptation of Dickens’ classic fills the stage with first-class professional actors, lush costumes, stunning sets, and a heavy dose of humor. Enjoy 26 traditional carols woven throughout for the perfect path to holiday joy!
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Film
A Year of Murray: Scrooged Film Screening & Stocking Decorating
Bah, humbug! Snuggle into the Mountain Room for a cozy evening with the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Future and one very cranky Bill Murray! There'll be stocking decorating, cookies and a hot cocoa bar - oh my! Dress in your best onesie, holiday sweater, or Bill Murray attire and receive $1 off your first pint! BYOStocking & decorating supplies! Limited amount of stockings available from the bar for $3 each. Access to an assortment of decor included in stocking purchase. Treat yourself to an item off the limited food menu, including seasonal sausages. BYO camper chair and blanket. Seating is limited (standing welcome)! Purchase 4 tickets online in advance and get a free “Year of Murray” pint glass at the door. #DrinkandBeMurray $5 cover online in advance or at the door // Doors 3pm // Trivia 3:30pm // Movie 4pm // All ages (movie rated PG-13)
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