Northwest Adoption Exchange

04/09/2014 - 12/31/2014 - All Day at

Washington State is facing a critical shortage of licensed foster and adoptive parents.
Nearly 10,000 children are in the state’s foster care system, with nearly 1,400 of these children immediately available for adoption. On average, children adopted from foster care spend two years in the system before finding permanent homes. A child, 12 years or older, at time of entry into the foster care system has a 2 percent chance of being adopted.

If you are interested in learning more about the adoption process and speaking with a trained adoption specialist, please visit for more information.


Bellingham Public Library

04/11/2014 - 04/10/2015 - 12:00 am at Bellingham Public Library
210 Central Avenue

The Bellingham Public Library is so much more than a place to check out books! We have other events all the time for all ages… even adults!

Click here for a schedule and more information, visit


Heritage Flight Museum

05/17/2014 - 05/17/2015 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Heritage Flight Museum
15053 Crosswind Dr

Want to see our aircraft in action?! Smell the smells, hear the sounds?! Then be sure to visit us on the 3rd Saturday of every month between noon and 4pm!

We do this every month, year round and the only thing that stops us from flying is the weather! Sure Mother Nature can make it challenging, but we usually are lucky and our pilots do their utmost to get some flights out. It’s not unusual either to see other warbirds from around the region at one of our fly-days – some come from other collections, and others are privately owned and operated by warbird enthusiasts. We thank them for their support and hope that you enjoy the variety of aircraft on display!

We try to put out an array of flights, one demo every hour. From a single-ship fighter to a formation of T-6′s, there’s always something to see. We work with the air traffic controllers to make sure that we don’t disrupt the other air traffic at Bellingham and that we’re conducting our flights safely. Our pilots are careful to observe all the rules of the FAA and airport, and do their best to comply with the airport’s voluntary Good Neighbor Policy.

Our aircraft may be ‘vintage’ but given their rare and precious status, rest assured that they are meticulously maintained and carefully flown. Our pilots have thousands of flight hours between them and more experience in these aircraft than most. We love our aircraft, the history that they represent, and we relish the opportunity to share our passion with our visitors.

So come on out and pay us a visit!

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WHS Pet Loss Support Group

06/19/2014 - 12/18/2014 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at Whatcom Humane Society
2172 Division Street

WHS Pet Loss Support Group- A safe, supportive place where pet owners can share stories about their pet and work through their grief with others who have suffered a similar loss. There is no charge for this group, no reservations needed, and you are free to attend as often as necessary throughout your grief process. This program provides supportive help for those who have been touched by the loss of a pet, are anticipating the death of a pet, dealing the difficult decision of euthanasia, have suffered from a lost or stolen pet, or are wondering when/if you are ready for another pet.

Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month from 6:00-7:30 pm in the multipurpose room at the Whatcom Humane Society, 2172 Division Street, Bellingham, WA, 98226. Email with questions.

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2014/15 Royal Ballet Cinema Season

10/16/2014 - 05/05/2015 - All Day at Regal Barkley Village 16
3050 Cinema Drive

Fathom Events and the Royal Opera House partner again to present the 2014/2015 Royal Ballet Cinema Season offering five specially curated titles from October through May, four of which will be captured live from London shown at Barkley Village Regal Cinemas. 

Show dates & times:

“Manon” –  October 16 at 12:55 p.m.

“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” – December 16 at 7:00 p.m.

“The Winter’s Tale” – February 17 at TBD

“Swan Lake” – March 19 at TBD

“La Fille Mal Gardee” – May 5 at TBD

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35th Annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts

11/14/2014 - 12/24/2014 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm at Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts
4145 Meridian St

The 35th Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts is a five week long festival featuring the work of over 100 local artisans and craftspeople. The affordable, locally handmade products range from jewelry, paintings, wearable art, specialty foods, and art from found materials. Fill your weekends with live local music, artist demos and workshops, and bring the kids in for fun art projects. The festival will be open weekly, Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get all your holiday shopping done under one roof and support local artists at the same time!

The 35th Annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts runs November 14th – December 24th in Bellingham at 4145 Meridian Street next to the new Burlington Coat Factory.

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A Christmas Story-The Musical

11/28/2014 - 12/14/2014 - 12:00 am at Claire vg Thomas Theatre
655 Front Street

“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!” The modern classic – A Christmas Story – will rock the Claire vg Thomas Theatre from November 28 through December 14.

Join Ralphie, The Old Man and the whole Parker family in this hilarious, heartwarming musical based on the now-classic movie of the same name. Exciting song and dance numbers and a large cast make this rollicking musical a wonderful way to get into the Holiday spirit!

11/28 at 7:30pm ,11/29 at 2:00pm & 7:30 pm, 11/30 at 2:00pm
12/04 & 12/05 at 7:30pm, 12/06 & 12/07 at 2:00pm
12/11 & 12/12 at 7:30pm, 12/13 & 12/14 at 2:00pm

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BTG Presents: “Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical”

11/28/2014 - 12/14/2014 - All Day at Bellingham Theatre Guild
1600 H Street

The Bellingham Theatre Guild (BTG) presents “Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical” from November 28th to December 14th. Book, music and lyrics are by Meredith Willson of “The Music Man” fame; the show is directed by Ed and Julie Marantette.

Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite. In his inimitable style, Meredith Willson (The Music Man, The Unsinkable Molly Brown) tells the classic story of the holiday season. A white-bearded gentleman claiming to be the real Santa Claus brings about a genuine miracle, spreading a wave of love throughout New York City, fostering camaraderie between Macy’s and Gimbels department stores, and convincing a divorced cynical single mother, her somber daughter, and the entire state of New York that Santa is no myth.

There are 7:30 pm shows on November 28 and 29 and December 4, 5, 6; 11, 12, and 13. Popular 2:00 pm Sunday matinees will play on November 30 and December 7 and 14

Ticket Prices are $14 Adults, $12 Seniors/Students, $8 Children.

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Fairhaven Holiday Festival

11/28/2014 - 11/29/2014 - All Day at Fairhaven Village Green
Tenth St. and Mill Ave.

Start your holidays in the historic Fairhaven district with the annual Holiday Festival and Art Walk! Among Fairhaven’s festive 100+-year-old buildings–and along streets and public spaces decorated and lit up to brighten your strolling, shopping and dining–experience the start of the holidays with some special events!

Friday, November 28th:

Santa and Mrs. Claus greeting visitors in the Victorian-era gazebo at the corner of Harris Avenue and 10th Street - 3-4:50pm Friday

The annual Lighting of the Trees at the Fairhaven Village Green –  5pm Friday, with entertainment by Bellingham High’s Showstoppers.

The Holiday Art Walk featuring some 20 locations with special exhibits and unique events- 5-8pm Friday and Saturday

Saturday, November 29th:

Free Carriage Rides with Santa (each Saturday, November 29 -December 20, Noon-3pm.)

The Holiday Art Walk (day two), 5-8pm

*Photo caption: special thanks to John Servais and for the event details and pictures. 

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Island Artisans’ Holiday Market

11/28/2014 - 11/29/2014 - All Day at Friday Harbor Elementary School Gym
95 Grover St

A much loved island tradition! All the artists are juried and present their best arts and craft work for the season. It is a fundraiser for Art Scholarships for graduating high school seniors.

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