Outdoor Rec Expo, Sunday Night Jazz, and Piano Magic (by a Mayor!)

The Recreation Northwest EXPO hosts leaders in the outdoor recreation community from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Check the event website recreationNWExpo.com, for exhibitors, demos, and speakers.

Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center hosts a special show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St., with Portland, Oregon pianist George Colligan, bassist Buster Williams and three-time Grammy Award-winning drummer Lenny White. Tickets are $25 general, $15 WJMAC members; $5 students. More on the musicians: http://georgecolligan.com; https://www.facebook.com/OfficialBusterWilliamsFanPage/; www.lennywhite.com. More on Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center: https://www.wjmac.org.

2017 Cliburn Bronze Medalist Daniel Hsu, 20, performs works by Hamelin, Busoni, Chopin, and Muggorsky at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, as part of the Sanford Hill Piano Series. For tickets, call 360-650-6146 or go to tickets.wwu.edu.

Whatcom County Library System invites teens in grades 6-12 to submit their original poetry for the 2018 edition of the countywide teen poetry anthology, “A Forest of Words.” Accepted poems will be included in the book and each poet will receive a copy. As well as poetry, the anthology includes artwork from the library’s teen art publication, “Whatcomics.” Poems can be brought to any public library in Whatcom County or submitted online at www.wcls.org/a-forest-of-words. Entries are due by March 1. For more information, contact Tamar Clarke, WCLS Teen Services Coordinator at 360-305-3611.

Ferndale pianist (and mayor) Jon Mutchler wrote to tell me of a special concert he’s performing with pianist Dan Kennedy at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb, 28, at Jon’s home in Ferndale. He’’ll perform the first half, Dan the second. Donations are $20 general, $10 students Light refreshments will be served! Pay at the door by cash, check, or credit card. Here are the websites of the musicians: www.dankennedy.us, www.JonMutchler.com. Both Dan and Jon are part of the Whispering Piano Solo artist group, and can be heard on Solo Piano Radio, https://www.solopianoradio.com.

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