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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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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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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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Ferndale Community Meal

01/10/2015 - 12/31/2015 - All Day at United Church of Ferndale
2034 Washington St.

The Ferndale Community Meal is held twice each month normally* on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Residents of The Greater Ferndale Community gather for a free meal. Everyone is invited to come and share stories over food.

We meet at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Ferndale, WA to enjoy the meal prepared by volunteers.

Donations are always accepted but never required. Join us and get to know your neighbors.

To volunteer or for more information:
Coordinator: Joanne Flores
Email:  fcm.ferndale@gmail.com or call (360) 384-1422.
For monthly meal date and menu information call (360) 714-9029

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Birch Bay Activity Center

02/03/2015 - 02/03/2016 - All Day at Blaine-Birch Park & Recreation District 2
7511 Gemini Street

Check out everything the Birch Bay Activity Center has to offer!

http://nwparkandrec.org/contactus.html

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Birchwood Garden Club

02/04/2015 - 05/06/2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room
121 Prospect Street

February 4 – A garden in winter can be a spectacular experience with a little bit of planning. To guide us through the process, Kathy Veterane of Tapestry Garden will set the stage for a dramatic winter garden.

March 4 – Speaker: George Berkompas. Bonsai represents the quintessential garden expression. Its practitioners must master the challenges of plant selection, environmental limitations, pruning prowess, diligent maintenance and patience.

Bonsai gardening is ideal for people on the move to either to smaller accommodations or those still evolving in their accommodations (i.e. apartment dwellers). Indoor and outdoor bonsai alternatives exist.

George Berkompas, a Bonsai master from Whatcom/Skagit Bonsai Society, will
layout the foundations in Bonsai.

April 1 – Summer Bulbs and Perennials – Diane Gaine Van Noort

May 6 – Rain Gardens – Janaki Kilgore

www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
Information: 360-778-8930

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Ski to Sea Registration

02/11/2015 - 05/01/2015 - All Day

Registration for the annual Ski to Sea Race from Mount Baker to Bellingham, WA has officially opened for 2014. The Ski to Sea Race is held on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. This year’s event is scheduled for May 24, 2015.

The Ski to Sea Race is a 93.5 mile relay race comprised of teams of eight individuals, competing in seven popular local sports including downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, running, canoeing, road bike, mountain bike and sea kayaking.

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‘Mary Poppins’ at Ferndale High School

03/05/2015 - 03/14/2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Ferndale High School
5830 Golden Eagle Drive

The Ferndale High School drama department presents  “Mary Poppins”!

Show dates: March 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14 at 7:30pm. There is also a 1:30pm performance on the 14.

Tickets available at Ferndale High School.

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Ferndale High School Theatre presents “Mary Poppins”

03/05/2015 - 03/14/2015 - 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm at Ferndale High School
5830 Golden Eagle Drive

The Ferndale High School drama department presents  “Mary Poppins”!

Show dates: March 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14 at 7:30pm. There is also a 1:30pm performance on the 14.

Tickets available at Ferndale High School.

 

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Blended Families Conference

03/06/2015 - 03/07/2015 - 12:00 am at Power to Change Headquarters
20385 64 Ave

Blended Family Conference Hosted by FamilyLife Canada March 6th & 7th at the Langley, BC Power to Change Headquarters.

Tackle the Unique Challenges of Blended Families with Ron Deal – family therapist, re-marriage expert, and best selling author of the Smart Stepfamily. In this engaging and humorous seminar, he offers new ways to:
– Tackle the unique challenges of blended families
– Build strength and intimacy into your marriage
– Develop a game plan for successful step parenting
– Find the fun in your life together

For more information and to register online visit: familylifecanada.com/event/blended/
phone: 1-800-247-3180
email: events@familylifecanada.com

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Elder Service Providers 20th Annual Caregiver Conference

03/06/2015 - 12:00 am at Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa
4876 Haxton Way Trail

Join Elder Service Providers in celebrating two decades of support for family and professional caregivers at the 20th Annual Caregiver Conference on Friday March 6th at the Silver Reef Events Center in Ferndale!

The 2015 Conference, entitled Up Up and Away to Happier Caregiving  will feature the return of Keynote Presenter, respected author and caregiving expert, Wendy Lustbader;  whose rich experience and expertise kicked off the very first Elder Service Provider conference in 1995. Education and support for family caregivers of loved ones with debilitating diseases continue to be a focus of this year’s conference, however professional caregivers will benefit from the same information while earning Continuing Education Credits (4 CEUs) required by the state of Washington.

Plan to attend on March 6th, and register  now for this year’s exciting celebration of Caregiving at www.ElderServiceProviders.org , or call 360-393-1974 for more information.

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The Music Man at Bellingham High School

03/06/2015 - 03/15/2015 - All Day at Bellingham High School Theatre
2020 Cornwall Ave

A treasured and timeless favorite, Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” will march onto the stage at Bellingham High School for six rousing performances that will prove a delight for the whole family. This beloved Tony Award winner is the tale of “Professor” Harold Hill, a traveling salesman who, with his sidekick Marcellus Washburn, cons the residents of a 1915 Iowa town by masquerading as a bandleader. Hill persuades the townsfolk to pay him to create a boys’ marching band, including uniforms, instruments and instruction, though he actually has no musical ability and plans to skip town with the cash. His plan is foiled when romance blooms unexpectedly between the lovable swindler and the local librarian, Marian Paroo. A large cast of exceptionally talented students features a few in shared lead roles, giving rise to alternating casts (“Red Cast” on March 6, 8, 14, “White Cast” on March 7, 13, 15). The Music Man runs Friday and Saturday, March 6th, 7th, 13th, & 14th at 7 pm. Sunday, March 8 & 15 at 2 pm.

Tickets are general seating, $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and will be on sale at the BHS ASB office, Village Books in Fairhaven, and at the door. Advance purchase is recommended for this popular event.

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Animals as Natural Therapy Fundraiser

03/07/2015 - 12:00 am at Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa
4876 Haxton Way Trail

Animals as Natural Therapy is holding their fundraiser A Night of Mystery on Saturday, March 7th from 5-11pm. This gala is their major fundraiser for programs and the staff, and a time to share stories of healing and hope

Bid in the intriguing silent and live auctions! Solve the perplexing Horse Heist Whodunit Mystery! Take your chances in the unique and imaginative raffles! Savor a delicious plated dinner and incredible dessert! Dance the night away to live music from a Northwest band called The Walrus!

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Veteran’s Benefit Event

03/07/2015 - 10:00 am at Lynden Public Library
216 4th St

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 veterannavigator@gmail.com for more information.

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Organized Bride Spring Bridal Show

03/08/2015 - 11:30 am - 4:30 pm at Ferndale Events Center
5715 Barrett Road

On Sunday, March 8th, it’s the Organized Bride Spring Bridal Show at the Ferndale Events Center sponsored by The Simply Organized Bride.com, Pacific Party Canopies and Baker Creek Place. Get advice from over 40 of the area’s most talented local wedding experts, taste delicious samples of appetizers and cakes, and listen to great music.

Brides and Grooms may enter to win one of over $3,000 in fabulous door prizes, including an overnight stay, dinner & spa package at Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa. Ample free parking is available.

The $10 admission fee includes a delicious luncheon buffet by Memorable Events & Catering, belly dance demonstration and lessons by Flow Motion, and a bridal fashion show by Gown and Glove Bridal Consignment. Children 12 and under are free. A free .pdf copy of “The Simply Organized Bride” wedding planning guide will be emailed with every online pre-registration. Pre-register HERE. You may also pay at the door by cash or check.

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Recreation Northwest Expo

03/12/2015 - 12:00 am at Best Western Lakeway Inn
714 Lakeway Dr

The Recreation Northwest Expo is Thursday, March 12th at the Best Western Lakeway Inn at 4pm. Bring your friends and family to check out the EXPO Exhibitors- the best and the brightest in the local and regional outdoor recreation scene. This is your chance to connect with the resources you need for a healthy year ahead. The Expo has some great featured speakers at 7pm.

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Wings Over Water Birding Festival

03/13/2015 - 03/15/2015 - All Day

Wings Over Water Birding Festival celebrates the incredible variety of migratory birds that visit Blaine, Semiahmoo, Birch Bay, and Drayton Harbor with field trips, nature cruises, wildlife demonstrations, arts & crafts, kid’s activities, expert wildlife speakers and more!  The 2015 Festival will take place on March 13, 14 & 15 in Blaine, Birch Bay and Semiahmoo.  For more details and a complete schedule of activities, go to  www.wingsoverwaterbirdingfestival.com or call 360-543-9982.

Joe Meche, pictured above, is a writer and photographer who has been watching birds for over 60 years.  He currently serves as the North Cascades Institute’s Birding Programs Coordinator. He has written more than 100 articles for Whatcom Watch as well as a monthly column about birds, Beaks and Bills.  He has been a featured speaker at Wings Over Water Birding Festival for the last 13 years.  Joe will also be offering a digiscoping class as well as a presentation on Baja Birding, at the 13th annual Wings Over Water Festival

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Dance Gallery’s 24th Annual Spring Concert

03/13/2015 - 03/15/2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Firehouse Performing Arts Center
1314 Harris Avenue

Local performing group Dance Gallery’s 24th annual spring concert will feature dance works by local and national choreographers at 7:30 p.m., March 13 and 14 and at 5 p.m., March 15 at the Firehouse Performing Arts Centerin Fairhaven. There is a special $5 student and family preview at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 11.

The concert will include the premiere of a piece by Seattle-based dancer/choreographer Wade Madsen, a dance professor at Cornish College of the Arts. Other guest artists include Western Washington University dance instructor Susan Haines, dancer/choreographer Nancy Cranbourne of Boulder, Colo., and Jianna Zhang of Bellingham Silk Road Dancers.

The event includes a silent auction to raise funds for the non-profit arts group. A free reception after the Sunday, March 15, performance at the Firehouse will feature refreshments and is open to the public.

Tickets are $12 and are available at the Community Food Coop, Village Books, www.brownpapertickets.com and at the door. Call 676-4113 for ticket information.

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FREE Days at State Parks

03/19/2015 - 11/11/2015 - All Day

Visit Washington state parks for free on specific days in 2015! The Discover Pass is not required to visit state parks on free days.

The 2015 State Parks free days are as follows:

January 1 – (Thursday) New Year’s Day and State Parks’ First Day Hikes Day
January 18 and 19 – (Sunday and Monday) Martin Luther King Jr. Day
March 19 – (Thursday) Washington State Parks’ 102nd birthday
April 4 – (Saturday) A springtime free Saturday
April 22 – (Wednesday) Earth Day
May 10 – (Sunday) A springtime free Sunday
June 6 – (Saturday) National Trails Day
June 13 – (Saturday) National Get Outdoors Day
August 25 – (Tuesday) National Park Service 99th birthday
September 26 – (Saturday) National Public Lands Day
November 11 – (Wednesday) Veterans Day

More information about the Discover Pass is at www.discoverpass.wa.gov. 

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Woof & Whiskers Luncheon

03/20/2015 - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm at Northwood Hall
3240 Northwest Ave

Please join the Whatcom Humane Society and fellow supporters in honoring Maplewood Animal Hospital for their longtime and generous support of the domestic and native wild animals in WHS care. The Woof & Whiskers Luncheon is Friday, March 20th from 12-1:30pm at Northwood Hall.  Complimentary vegetarian lunch provided while you learn more about how WHS cares for all animals in Whatcom County.

Reservations Required, limited seating
No charge for admission. (There will be an opportunity to support WHS at the event)

Please RSVP by March 13, 2014
To Reserve your seat please call Dana Browne at 360-733-2080 x3014
or email at events@whatcomhumane.org

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