Vendors sought for Bellingham Farmers Market

Bellingham Farmers Market is seeking applications for its 2015 season; for both the Wednesday (June through September) and Saturday (April through December) markets.

If you are a farmer, crafter or food processor from Whatcom or Skagit County, this might be a great fit for you. Deadline for applications is Jan. 30.

The first winter market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Depot Market Square, Railroad Avenue at Maple Street. Details: bellinghamfarmers.org.

Is this the real life? The Walrus to play before this Sunday’s Seahawk’s game

Chuck Dingée of The Walrus, let me know that the Bellingham cover band is excited to be invited to play this Sunday, Jan. 18, for pregame festivities at the Seahawks NFC championship game at CenturyLink Field.

At about 10 a.m. The Walrus will play a set at the Brougham Beer Hall located on the main corridor North at the stadium. Dingée says they’ll probably play a few Beatles tunes and their signature cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Organizers found The Walrus online (at tusktusk.com) and Dingée got an email last Wednesday asking if they’d be interested in playing.

If you're lucky enough to have a ticket to the game, Dingée says, come see the band before it starts.

Redlight seeks art entries for valentine show

The Redlight, 1017 N. State St., is reprising one of its favorite local art shows, “Red & Pink,” for the Feb. 6 Downtown Art Walk, just in time for Valentine’s month.

Previous “Red & Pink” exhibits were organized at Hand to Mouth Gallery, Jinx Art Space and, last year, at Redlight. All pieces are primarily red and/or pink, so prepare yourself for a dazzling splash of color in the middle of cold and dreary February.

The show is open to all for submission. Send images of your primarily red and/or pink art work to michelle@redlightbellingham.com. Deadline is Jan. 30. Artists will be notified by Feb. 2 if their work will be included. The Redlight will not take commission on the works.

See the works from 6 and 10 p.m. Feb. 6, with happy hour specials until 7 p.m. and other Art Walk specials all night long. Dress in red and pink for some very-special-drink specials.

Whatcom Reads! events coming up

If you haven’t read Daniel James Brown’s “Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,” you have just over a month before Brown comes to Whatcom County to speak as the highlight of the annual Whatcom Reads! events. Even if you don’t row, even if you don’t know much about the 1936 Olympics, you’ll be captivated by the tenacity of the members and coaches of the University of Washington crew on their path to glory.

Here’s a partial list of upcoming events. All are free and open to the public, and more will be listed in the Jan. 22 Behind the Scenes column

First up: Submissions for “How Story Becomes History: Writing Your Family Story,” are due Thursday, Jan. 15. Dig into the interesting interface between “story” and “history” with Western Washington University history professor Kevin Leonard. Submit your family story to be used as an example: Submissions limited to 1,000 words maximum. Email your story to info@whatcomreads.org; include your name and contact information.

6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave., and 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, Ferndale Library, 2125 Main Street. “A Rower’s Heart: Reflections on Life, Rowing, and Everything that Really Matters.” Former world-class athlete and noted wilderness rower Dale McKinnon reflects on her adventures, her love of the sea, and how rowing changed her life.

7:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Road, Lummi Island. Curtis Smith and Bob Diehl share their stories and insights about the physically and psychologically demanding sport of rowing. Smith, the author of “The Brothels of Bellingham,” rowed with the UW crew in the 1950s. Diehl was an undefeated collegiate rower at UW from 1958-1960, is a former head coach of the WWU rowing team and is board chairman of Whatcom Rowing Association.

For more details, see whatcomreads.org.