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SAY “CHEESE!” Pet Photography Class

05/16/2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Whatcom Humane Society
2172 Division Street

Ever wonder how people get fantastic photos of their pets? How do they get animals to sit so still and look at the camera? Learn to take amazing photos of pets from Brooke Mallory Photography at the Whatcom Humane Society.

This class is perfect for all skill levels- from the beginner looking for a place to start to the more advanced photographer wanting to perfect their animal handling skills in front of the camera! Class is FREE but registration is required. To register, call 360-733-2080 ext. 3116 or email

*Please do NOT bring animals to class!

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Color Me 5K

05/30/2015 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Lynden High School
1201 Bradley Rd

Support Lynden Tennis Teams- proudly hosted by Lynden Tennis Boosters-in the Color Me 5K! Plan to wear white and run thru color 4 times along the course! Finish the run completely colored in a special non toxic, biodegradable corn starch. Join in the fun of the ‘color explosion’ at the end of the race. Race entries include sunglasses, a wrist band and a color packet to throw at the color explosion at the end.

The Color Me 5K is Saturday May 30th-9am staggered start. Register online at


Veterans’ Benefit Event

05/30/2015 - 10:00 am at Bellingham Public Library
210 Central Avenue

Did you serve in the US Armed Forces?  VA Health Care qualifies under the Affordable Care Act.  You can get help enrolling in VA Health Care at this FREE Benefits event.  You can also find out how you can get a DD214 (Military Discharge Papers).  This event is provided by the Whatcom County Veteran Navigator Program.  Contact for more information.

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Whatcom Day Academy Golf Tournament

05/30/2015 - All Day at North Bellingham Golf Course
205 W Smith Rd

Round up some golf buddies for the 2nd Annual Whatcom Day Academy Benefit Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 30th at North Bellingham Golf Course. Registration and pre-game fun starts at 11:30am, with a 1:30pm shotgun start.

18 four-person teams – open to all. $100 per golfer (includes 18 holes of golf, power cart, dinner and plenty of fun for everyone). Space is limited so sign up early! Registration deadline is Friday, May 15th or until all the spots are filled.


Little Shop of Horrors presented by BAAY Repertory Theatre

06/04/2015 - 06/19/2015 - All Day at BAAY Theatre
1059 N. State Street

BAAY Repertory Theatre (ages 13 to 15) presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors.’

This will be a top-notch show, pushing the envelope for young peoples’ theatre! Edited for audiences of all ages.

Staff: David Post, director/musical director, Lisa Markowitz, choreographer.

• Fri 5/8/15 at 7pm 
• Sat 5/9/15 at 2pm and 7pm 
• Sun 5/10/15 at 2pm 
• Fri 5/15/15 at 7pm 
• Sat 5/16/15 at 2pm and 7pm 
• Sun 5/17/15 at 2pm 
• Fri 5/22/15 at 7pm 
• Sat 5/23/15 at 2pm and 7pm 
• Sun 5/24/15 at 2pm 
• Fri 5/29/15 at 7pm 
• Sat 5/30/15 at 2pm and 7pm 
• Sun 5/31/15 at 2pm

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San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour

06/06/2015 - 06/07/2015 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at

The San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour is a free self-guided tour from 10am-5pm on June 6th & 7th. Hundreds of people attend this free event every year!

With a mixture of prints, paintings, ceramics, glass, jewelry, photography, sculpture, and fiber, the professional artists open their doors and welcome the public to see where art is created and explain their processes. This is a chance to purchase art at the source, often before the art is shown in national art shows and galleries. Visitors will gain a greater knowledge and clearer understanding of both the artist and their media.  The tour is a free event of art, guest musicians, lovely gardens, and a raffle for art at each studio. Maps and brochures are available at and at many businesses in Friday Harbor.


NBT Season Finale: Sleeping Beauty!

06/06/2015 - 06/07/2015 - 7:00 pm at Mount Baker Theatre
104 N Commercial St

A curse, a kiss, and magic! John Bishop’s production of The Sleeping Beauty, set to the magnificent Tchaikovsky score and true to the choreography of Marius Petipa, sets the stage magnificently for Northwest Ballet Theater’s 16th season finale. One of the most loved ballets of all time, Bishop’s choreographic enhancements deliver a very personal, magical touch. The result is a fresh and fiery fairy tale replete with stunning scenery and spectacular costumes sure to wow both children and adults alike. Formed in 1999 by Artistic Director John Bishop, NBT has established itself as one of Washington’s leading ballet troupes by building a regional reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and depth.

NBT will present this re-imagined work June 6th (7:30pm) and 7th (2pm) at the Mt. Baker Theatre in Bellingham, and June 13th, at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon. Julie Heffner will make her debut as Aurora and will be gallantly partnered by John Bishop, who will dance the role of Prince Florimund. Delci Syvertson, who has danced several dramatic roles for NBT recently, will dance the role of Maleficent, the evil witch who curses Aurora and her parents’ kingdom to a 100-year sleep. Other prominent performers include Chloe Johnston (Lilac Fairy), Hailey Forsberg (Diamond Fairy & Princess Florine), Henry Winslow (Bluebird) and Emily DesChane, Sion Calabretta, Anna Rombold, Abbey Monson, Sophia Kongshaug, Kaarina Martilla, Ona Underwood and Annie Uribe as soloist fairies. Julia Schwartz and Alena Russell will perform the Puss and Boots duet and Joanna Pederson, Ally Rose and Kari Thordarson dance a fairy pas de trois.

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Elizabeth Park Concert Series

06/25/2015 - 08/27/2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Elizabeth Park
Walnut and Elizabeth

For ten Thursdays this summer Elizabeth Park in the Columbia Neighborhood will be filled with happy patrons, enjoying amazing music.  These free concerts are sponsored by The Eldridge Society, in partnership with Bellingham Parks and Recreation, from 6-8pm every Thursday from June 27 through August 27, neighbors and friends will enjoy all kinds of music.  Food will be available for purchase, and picnickers are encouraged to recycle and compost.  Donations to enable The Eldridge Society to continue to pay the performers will be gratefully accepted at the concerts. The 2015 concert lineup includes:

6/25     The Offshoots                                  Rock/dance
7/2       D’vas and Dudes                             Country, folk, bluegrass
7//9      Joyride                                             Rock/dance
7/16     Kuungana                                         African dance music
7/23     Rattletrap Ruckus                            Crooked waltzes and ragtime stomps
7/30     bandZandt                                        East County’s favorite dance band
8/6       Nuages                                            Gypsy jazz/swing dance
8/13     Bellingham Dixieland All Stars         Dixieland
8/20     Happy Valley Sluggers                    Cajun
8/27     The Atlantics                                    Rock, soul, rhythm & blues

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Bellingham KIDS Traverse

06/28/2015 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Civic Field
1355 Civic Field Way

Get the kids hooked on the Vacationland RV Bellingham KIDS Traverse, a fun relay race that celebrates the journey of wild salmon. 6 – 12 year olds form SOLO (Chinook), TANDEM (Coho), or RELAY TEAMS (Chum) to run, bike and compete on an obstacle course through Bellingham’s Civic Field. The course is comprised of a 1 mi. Run, 1.5 mi. Mountain Bike, .5 Obstacle Course, .25 Team TREK = Total 3.25 mi.

Top 3 finishers in each age group get awards and all finishers get a KIDS Traverse medal and Mallard ice cream. The KIDS Traverse supports the Stewardship and Education Programs of Recreation Northwest.

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Putts Fore Pets Golf Tournament

08/20/2015 - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Bellingham Golf & Country Club
3729 Meridian St

Whatcom Humane Society’s Putts Fore Pets Golf Tournament is Thursday, August 20th at Bellingham Golf & Country Club. Driving Range opens at 12:00, Shotgun Start 1:00. The tournament includes a Hole in One Contest and great raffles and prizes, plus a buffet dinner following the tournament. 4 person team-$500 registration

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