Noon music

The Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., hosts free live noon-hour entertainment on Wednesdays in the Piano Lounge. It’s Emily Bailey and Bethany Hilt on Dec. 19.

Deming bazaar

Through Dec. 22, a holiday bazaar is from 10 a.m. Thursdays to 4 p.m. Saturdays in the former Presbyterian Church on Karen Street, Deming. Various vendors offer handmade decorations and holiday gifts. Details:

Thursday music

The Jansen Art Center brings regional musicians to the first-floor Piano Lounge each Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., with the Firehall Cafe open. Coming up are Terry Palmer and friends on Dec. 20.

BelleWood Acres

BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian Rd., offers free photos with Santa and horse-drawn sleighbell trolley rides ($5) from noon to 4 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 23. Details:, 360-318-7720.

Hot breakfast

The Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St., serves a hot breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. each Wednesday for $5.


Christmas sing

A traditional community carol sing is at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, in Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Liberty St., put on by the Lynden Music Festival Committee. Look for various local vocal leaders and also Mount Baker Toppers. Details: Terhi, 360-510-0654 or

Solstice concert

The ensemble SeaMuse does a winter solstice concert of Balkan and Celtic tunes, seasonal songs and poems at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, in the Firehouse Arts & Events Center, 1314 Harris St., Bellingham. Adults $18, students $6. Details: 360-734-2776.

Coming soon

New Year’s Eve library event

Crafts and snacks at 11:30 a.m., a balloon drop at noon and then a dance party are the family New Year’s Eve event Monday, Dec. 31, at the Lynden Library, 216 Fourth St. All ages. Details: 360-354-4883.

Mayor at library

In 2019 Sumas Mayor Kyle Christensen will be at the Sumas Library, 451 Second St., Sumas, every fourth Monday of the month to hear from citizens. It’s Sumas Community Connections.