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This week: Climbing walls, crafts and Pooh

Kayla Culmback looks for her next hold at the YMCA climbing wall in March 2008. Family Climb Time is 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays at the YMCA, 1256 N. State St. in Bellingham.
Kayla Culmback looks for her next hold at the YMCA climbing wall in March 2008. Family Climb Time is 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays at the YMCA, 1256 N. State St. in Bellingham. The Bellingham Herald

Take the kids on a family climb of the YMCA rock wall, or spend your adult time learning how some of Bellingham’s craft beers are brewed.

Indoor rock climbing

Family Climb Time, 9-11 a.m. Saturdays at the YMCA, 1256 N. State St.: There’s a 60-foot wall and a smaller wall for bouldering; harnesses and belayers provided. Free for Y members. Family day pass is $25; to round out your day, there’s open swimming in the large pool from 1-5 p.m. (small pool 2-5 p.m.) and open gym from 2-3 p.m. Contact: 360-733-8630 or whatcomymca.org.

Brewery tour

See how beer is made and talk with the brewers during free all-ages tours of the facilities at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 W. Holly St., on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Contact: 360-752-3377 or chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com.

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Michael Toomes, a brewer at Chuckanut Brewery, answers questions during an open house in February 2013. Tours are offered Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Staff The Bellingham Herald

The world of Pooh

Western Washington University graduate Kathryn Aalto — now a writer, teacher, naturalist and landscape designer living in England — will read from her “The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Aalto describes the real places in southern England’s renowned Ashdown Forest that became legendary as the Hundred Acre Wood.

Make crafts together

Ragfinery, 1421 N. Forest St., offers a free Crafternoon at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, and the third Saturday of every month. Bring friends, works in progress and your art supplies to work in a collaborative atmosphere. Contact: 360-738-6977or ragfinery.com.

Walk in the marsh

Tennant Lake’s marsh trail boardwalk is open after its annual closure during duck season. Tennant Lake is at the end of Nielsen Avenue south of Ferndale. Free parking; there’s also a fragrance garden and observation tower with a video feed for those who can’t climb stairs. Approach to the boardwalk can be muddy at times; dress appropriately. Contact: 360-384-3444; find a trail map online at whatcomcounty.us/DocumentCenter/View/6956.

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Allen Nelson, left, and his sons Tyrell and Christopher of Sudden Valley visit Tennant Lake in 2002. The area’s marsh trail boardwalk is open after its annual closure for duck season. Staff The Bellingham Herald

What are you going to get out and do next weekend? Share with Robert Mittendorf: 360-715-2805, @bhamMitty, facebook.com/bellinghamherald.

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