Home show, art, literature, and food for the tummy as well, on tap for the week of March 3.
Noted writer speaks
Bestselling writer Ruth Ozeki will discuss her book “A Tale for the Time Being,” which is about a Japanese girl whose diary washes ashore on an island off the coast of British Columbia, and her life as a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest at this event that’s part of Whatcom Reads, free at 7 p.m. Friday, March 4, at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 North Commercial St. No ticket required; seating is first-come, first-served. Lobby opens at 6 p.m.; seating by 6:30 p.m.
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Museum free for Art Walk
The Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher galleries are open free during the Downtown Bellingham Partnership’s monthly Art Walk, from 6-10 p.m. Friday, March 4, at 250 Flora St. Current exhibitions include “Returning Home: Six Decades of Art,” by Ira Yeager and “Faith in a Seed: Philip McCracken’s Sculpture and Mixed-Media Painting.”
Home and Garden Show
The 37th Annual Whatcom County Home and Garden Show returns to the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden March 4-6. More than 170 vendors offer ideas on home building, gardening and interior design. Seminars include tiny home living, earthquake preparedness, edible landscaping, backyard chicken farming and home gardening with Ciscoe Morris (at 2 p.m. Sunday). Local beer and wine tasting is offered 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 360-671-4247, www.whatcomhomeshow.com. Adult tickets $8.
Three Dolla Challah
Three Dollah Challah features fresh loaves baked by volunteers at Chabad, the Rohr Center for Jewish Life, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 4, at Vendors Row in front of Viking Union at Western Washington University, 516 High St. Go early; loaves often sell out quickly. Information: jewishbellingham.com.
Friends of the Bellingham Public Library holds its annual March Madness used-book sale, featuring used books for children, teens and adults, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 3, to Saturday, March 5, downstairs at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Most titles $1.