Indigo and students present “Stepping into the Light”

Celebrate the shortest day of the year with BellyDance Troupe FireBellys and Indigo, who will welcome back the sun with a student recital in Celebration of Life from 4 - 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21 at the Mirkwood & Shire Cafe

A special feature of the show, Indigo will be showing off her eight-month pregnant belly which will be giving new life soon. Along with Indigo, the FireBellys troupe includes Asiya, Gilana, Amara Belle, Giselle, Katherine and Yasmin. A group of very young belly dancers will also give a performance. Live drumming will be provided by Jonathan Brummett.

Admission is by donation at 117 E. Division St. in Arlington. For information see the calender page at

Northwest Ballet presents ‘The Nutcracker’ at McIntyre

One last chance to see The Nutcracker — the Northwest Ballet presents the ballet at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall Dec. 19 - 21. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee performances begin at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10-$25 with discounts for children, students and seniors.

For McIntyre Hall tickets call 360-416-7727, online at

Long tradition ends

Celtic Yuletide has been presented by the Boulding family of Sultan at the Lincoln Theatre for decades and they have announced that this year’s performance on Dec. 21 is the last.

With Celtic harps, hammered dulcimers, whistles, concertina, strings and more, the Philip and Pam Boulding family are joined by the Raney Irish Dancers and Thomas Arthur, lyrical juggler to present beautiful Irish songs in Gaelic.

The final show starts at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21.

Tickets are $21, $19, $17, $15 with a $1 discount for members and $2 discount seniors and children

The Lincoln Theatre is located at 712 S. First downtown Mount Vernon.

For information and tickets call 877-754-6284 toll free.

Noise at the library

Noiseguy Charlie Williams will present Loud at the Arlington Library at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 29.

This guy roars like a lion, sings like a mermaid and flushes like a toilet. Kids and their families will be encouraged to laugh out loud with this vocal sound impressionist, kids’ comedian and author. Supported by the Friends of the Arlington Library, at 135 N. Washington Ave.

For information call 360-435-3033 or go to the Sno-Isle Web site at

Free movie for kids

Kung Fu Panda will be presented for free during winter break for kids of Arlington, courtesy of Olympic Theater and the city of Arlington.

This animated comedy is about a panda named Po, who must somehow become a Kung Fu master to save the Valley of Peace from a villainous snow leopard. The show starts at 1 p.m. Dec. 30 and 31.

Admission is free, first-come first- served. No outside food allowed. For information call Sarah Hegge at 360-403-3448.

New Year’s Eve party at Blazing Saddles

Tickets are on sale now for a New Year’s Eve Party at Blazing Saddles in Stanwood.

Reserved seats are available for a three-course dinner complete with party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.

There will dancing to two bands, Electric Barnyard & Friends and Gerry Andal & the Rough Riders. Tickets are $79.95 for couples and $45 for singles. General admission with no dinner is $10.

For more information call 360-629-6569 or go to

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