A CONCERT FOR THE NEW YEAR: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, the Seattle Metropolitan Glee Club, the Prelude Glee Club, and The Offbeats Vocal Ensemble sing choral music about the four elements, at Shoreline Unitarian Church, 14724 First Ave. NE. Tickets: $12-$15, available at www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: 206-260-7393.
NEW YEAR, NEW ART ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, meet the resident artists of Gallery North, 508 Main St., Edmonds, as t hey celebrate the opening of the new exhibit of fresh art works ranging from paintings to pottery created specifically for this show. Refreshments will be served. Admission: Free. Info: 425-774-0946.
Live on Stage
FOLK HARP CIRCLE: 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, harp players are invited to participate in the Puget Sound Folk Harp Circle. All levels welcome. Community members are also invited to listen in. At the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. Admission: Free. Info: 425-776-8722.
CHILDREN’S CHESS CLUB: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, learning chess can increase problem solving and strategic thinking skills. Nationally ranked professional chess player and champion will coach kids ages 5-12, at the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St. Admission: Free. Info: 425-771-1933.
At Your Leisure
TOURING GERMANY: 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, learn about touring the scenic heart of Europe, from the Rhine to the Romantic Road and the fantasy castles and beers of Bavaria, at Rick Steves’ Europe through the Back Door, 130 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. Cost: Free, but reservations required at www.ricksteves.com or call 425/771-8303, ext. 298.