BAZAAR BY AND FOR KIDS
The Children's Shop is a holiday craft bazaar just for kids. About 30 vendors will sell their handmade gifts items - great for family, friends, teachers and even pets - from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 at Bloedel Donovan Community Building, 2214 Electric Ave. All items are priced at $8 or less. Shopping is limited to kids only, but adults can accompany their children, or wait in the concession area. Sponsor: Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department. Details: 360-778-7000.
DANCERS BLEND EAST WITH WEST
The Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company melds ancient Eastern forms with modern dance in an artistic and inventive marriage of styles, from ancient Chinese dynasties and court dances to contemporary ribbon dancing, plus dazzling costumes and original music, 8 p.m. Dec. 1 at Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets, $20 to $42, can be reserved at 360-734-6080 and mountbakertheatre.com.
BLAINE AGLOW FOR HOLIDAYS
Blaine's community tree lighting celebration will be held Dec. 1 at H Street Plaza, downtown at H Street and Peace Portal Drive. All-day events include a holiday bazaar, art show, library book sale, free horse-and-buggy rides, and community caroling, plus music at 4 p.m. and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at 4:45 p.m. A lighted boat parade gets under way at 5 p.m. Details: 360-332-6484, blainechamber.com.
WALDORF SCHOOL SERVES HOLIDAY FAIRE
Whatcom Hills Waldorf School's annual Holiday Faire offers live music, delicious food and local artisans from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. Dec. 1 at the school, 941 Austin St. In a special twist, families can make gifts for loved ones during low-cost, hands-on crafting workshops. Other attractions include visits with the Snow Queen in her castle, a puppet play, and homemade soup at the Wooden Spoon Cafe. Free parking and shuttle service available. Admission is free; most activities cost $3. Details: 360-733-3164, whws.org.
12 KIDS IN NEW JERSEY
Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents "Cheaper by the Dozen," the true story of the Gilbreth family, based on the book about efficiency experts Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Moller Gilbreth and their 12 children, set in the 1940s in New Jersey. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 2, Dec. 6-8 and 13-15, and 2 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9 at Claire vg Thomas Theatre in Dutch Village Mall, 655 Front St. Details: 360-354-4425, clairevgtheatre.com.