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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 www.adoptwashingtonkids.org for more information.

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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 www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org

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2014 United Blind of Whatcom County Scholarship Program

05/14/2014 - 08/31/2014 - All Day at

With an “Eye to the Future” the United Blind of Whatcom County will provide financial support to selected blind and visually impaired Washington residents attending institutions of higher learning. The scholarship program supports the candidates’ personal growth and realization of educational goals by increasing the visibility of blind and visually impaired students on campuses. The UBWC scholarship promotes the development of future leaders of Washington State communities of Blind individuals.

The eligibility requirements are: The applicant must be legally blind in both eyes. Legal blindness is defined as an individual who has a visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the corrected eye and/or 20 degrees or less visual field in the corrected eye.

1. The applicant must be enrolled or have been accepted to enroll in an accredited vocational school, college or university located in the Northwest.

2. The applicant must be a resident of Washington State, who has physically resided in the State of Washington for a period of twelve (12) consecutive months at the time of application.

3. All legally blind persons admitted to academic and vocational training programs for the 2014-2015 academic year, are encouraged to apply. Before receiving a scholarship, recipients must provide proof of registration for the Fall Quarter or semester.

All applications must be received by August 31, 2014. All application fields must be completed and supporting documents must be submitted in order for an application to be considered. . If not applicable, insert “NA” in each blank that does not apply to you. Applicants are responsible for submitting complete application packets to UBWC, PO Box 4124, Bellingham, WA 98227. Each application will be considered by a committee comprised of members of the United Blind of Whatcom County. Scholarship committee members will conduct recorded telephone interviews with candidates during August and September 2014. All applicants will be advised of the results by September 30, 2014.

Scholarships will be presented on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the monthly UBWC meeting at 1212 Indian Street, in Bellingham, Washington. Recipients must attend the UBWC meeting to receive their awards.

To request an application packet, please write or call:
Gloria Riley, UBWC Scholarship Committee Chair
(360) 933-4703

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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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Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County

05/28/2014 - 07/31/2014 - All Day at Bellingham Boys & Girls Club
1715 Kentucky Street

Did you know it costs the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County $1,242 to change the life of ONE child with impactful Club programs, while an annual membership fee for that child is only $30.

There are thousands of youth in need of that ONE positive impact that will carry them through a great future.

Our 2014 annual giving “ONE Campaign” will run from now through July 31st, with a goal of $250,000 so that we can serve those youth who need us.

Like us on Facebook or visit http://whatcomclubs.org/one-campaign

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Farmers Market Fun!

06/07/2014 - 12/20/2014 - 12:00 am at

Anacortes Farmers Market:  Every Saturday through October, 9am-2pm, Depot Arts Center, 611 R Avenue in Anacortes.

Bellingham Farmers Market:  Every Saturday through December 20th, 10am-3pm, Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Avenue in Bellingham.

Bellingham Farmers Mid-Week Market:  Every Wednesday through September 24th, 12pm-5pm, Fairhaven Village Green.

Ferndale Public Market: Every Saturday through the summer, 10am-3pm, Centennial River Walk, 5667 First Avenue in Ferndale.

Mount Vernon Farmers Market:  Every Saturday through October 18th, 9am-2pm, corner of Cleveland and Snoqualmie in Mount Vernon.

Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market:  Every Wednesday, 3pm-7pm, Hammer Heritage Park, corner of Ferry and Metcalf Streets in Sedro-Woolley.

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All Comer Track Meets

06/09/2014 - 08/25/2014 - 12:00 am at Civic Field
1355 Civic Field Way

On Monday evenings during the summer, Bellingham Parks and Recreation offers track and field events for children and adults of most ages.

Each meet starts with the youngest participants in the 50 meter dash and the 50 meter hurdles height adjusted for our first age group of 4 and under.  Throughout the evening, there are a number of events with heats for children and adults including shot put, javelin/mini-javelin, 200m, 400m, etc.

The top 3 participants in every race and field event will receive a ribbon for first, second and third place.  Everyone else will receive a participant ribbon.

The first event begins at 6 p.m. Individual Day Pass  $4; Individual Season Pass  $30; Family Season Pass  $90

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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 outreach@whatcomhumane.org with questions.

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Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema

06/21/2014 - 08/23/2014 - 12:00 am at Fairhaven Village Green
Tenth St. and Mill Ave.

The Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema presented by Ben Kinney & Keller Williams Realty returns with a great lineup for summer 2014! Catch weekly, family-friendly movies along with live entertainment at the Fairhaven Village Green

This year’s lineup includes:

June 21st          The Goonies
June 28th          Frozen
July 5th             Gravity
July 12th           Finding Nemo
July 19th           Footloose
July 26th           The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
August 2nd       The Sandlot
August 9th        The Lego Movie
August 16th      Star Trek Into Darkness
August 23rd      The Princess Bride

For details on start times, musical acts, tickets, and seating, check out the Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema website.

 

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Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema

06/21/2014 - 08/23/2014 - 6:00 pm at Fairhaven Village Green
Tenth St. and Mill Ave.

Bellingham’s summer outdoor movie series is the Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema Presented by Ben Kinney & Keller Williams Realty. Weekly movies in the park feature live entertainment and big screen movies at one of the coolest urban parks in Washington state.

2014 is the fifteen season of the Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema. Events run on Saturday evening from June 21 – Aug. 23, 2014 at the Village Green on the corner of 10th St. and Mill Ave. in Bellingham, WA.
June 21: The Goonies
June 28: Frozen
July 5: Gravity
July 12: Finding Nemo
July 19: Footloose
July 26: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Aug. 2: The Sandlot
Aug. 9: The Lego Movie
Aug. 16: Star Trek Into Darkness
Aug. 23: The Princess Bride

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