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Northwest Adoption Exchange

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

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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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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Farmers Market Fun!

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

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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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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Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club monthly meetings

07/21/2014 - 10/20/2014 - All Day

JULY 21, 2013
7:00 pm, at Bloedel Donovan Park
2214 Electric Avenue
Bellingham, Washington
Show and Tell: “Summer Gleanings”

AUGUST 17, 2014 SUNDAY
Annual Mt Baker Rock and Gem Club Summer Picnic
Intalco, Picnic Area
4050 Mountain View Road, Ferndale, Washington
Lunch will be served tentatively at 12:00 p.m. The cost per salmon plate is $5.00.
Please sign up and pay for the salmon plate prior to the picnic so the club knows how much to order.
There will be a mini tailgating party starting at 10:00 a.m.,
so if you have anything you would like to sell or trade please plan on participating.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
7:00 pm, at Bloedel Donovan Park
2214 Electric Avenue
Bellingham, Washington

OCTOBER 20, 2014
7:00 pm, at Bloedel Donovan Park
2214 Electric Avenue
Bellingham, Washington

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Lynden FFA Corn Maze

09/05/2014 - 09/28/2014 - All Day

The Lynden High School FFA has their annual corn maze running every weekend in September. It’s a great one this year–don’t miss it! Find the maze just south of Lynden on Hannegan Road.

Friday Nights 6-10pm
Saturday 2-10pm
Sunday 2-6pm

Admission Prices:
Adults $6 (7th Grade and Up)
Students $4 (K-6th Grade)
Pre-School- FREE (0-4 years old)
Family Rate $18 (2 Adults & 3 Kids)

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Allied Arts 2014 Juried Artist Series

09/05/2014 - 12/31/2014 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Allied Arts of Whatcom County
1418 Cornwall Ave

The Allied Arts Gallery’s goal is to provide a professional space for local established and emerging artists to show and sell their work and sustain the arts in our community. The 2014 Juried Artists Series is as follows:

September 5-27:  It Figures featuring Victor Flores, Amanda Timmins, Richard Bulman,   Frank Frazee, and Helen Dorn
October 3rd -31: Of Fish & Feathers featuring Ann Marie Cooper, Vikki Jackson, Christina Boyd, and Gary Armstrong
November 7– 29: Places & Things featuring Ron Pattern, Andrew Johnson, Jim Dixon and Tim Alexander
December 5– 20:  Abstraction featuring Yvette Neumann, Katherine Payge, Craig             Dunstan-McGrail and Eileen Reardanz

Gallery Hours: Monday thru Friday 10a.m. to 5p.m., Saturday noon to 5p.m.

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Bellingham Oktoberfest

09/19/2014 - 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm at Depot Market Square
1100 Railroad Ave

It’s a celebration of Brews and Brats to benefit the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County.

On September 19th it’s the 1st annual Bellingham Oktoberfest at Depot Market Square from 6:30-10pm. You’ll be able to sample beers from 20 area breweries.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.  All attendees will receive an Oktoberfest tasting glass, tasting tickets and snacks at entry.

 

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Giant Rummage Sale for Squalicum H.S. Choir

09/20/2014 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Shop some of the finest deals in Bellingham and beyond while you help Squalicum High School Concert choir get to L. A. for choir tour this year. There will be goodies to eat, live musical performances and tons of great stuff to shop!

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Valley Voices Presents: Cabaret Capers 2014

09/20/2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Hillcrest Chapel
1400 Larabee Avenue

Valley Voices hosts its annual fundraiser, Cabaret Capers! This year’s guests include, Harmony Northwest, Mt. Baker Toppers, The Blend and Elation Quartet–together over 100 voices singing in harmony for the homeless. It’s a night of ” ‘toe-tapping, sing-a-long” Barbershop tunes that helps folks in need at the same time ! Family friendly too!

Sponsored by the Interfaith Coalition, proceeds will go to the Cold Weather Shelter program which provides safe refuge during the coldest nights to our homeless neighbors.

Ticket are $10.00 suggested donation, on sale at Village Books, Fairhaven, Family Christian Book Store, Lynden or call Sandy at 360 933-4705. Tickets will also be available at the door, space permitting.

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State Parks offers ‘free days!’

09/27/2014 - 11/11/2014 - All Day

Washington State Parks has announced the list of ‘free days’ for 2014. The “free days” are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on state-managed recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources. The remaining 2014 State Parks free days include:

• September 27th     National Public Lands Day
• November 11th      Veterans Day

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2nd Annual Food Truck Round-Up

09/27/2014 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at Civic Field
1355 Civic Field Way

Join friends, neighbors, and Industrial Credit Union for the kickoff of the 20th Annual Feed the Need Community Food Drive on September 27th from 11a-3p at Civic Stadium.

It’s the Food Truck Round-Up!  It’s only $10 to enjoy some great tastes and flavors served up by a variety of food trucks.  And make sure you visit the Kulshan Brewery Beer Garden to support the Whatcom County North Rotary Club. Plus, live music from Spaceband!

 

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NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition

09/28/2014 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm at Civic Field
1355 Civic Field Way

Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the Seattle Seahawks and the Bellingham Sea Hawkers host an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on September 28th at 2:30pm at Civic Field. The event is free and open to all boys and girls ages 6-15. For competition information, call (360) 223-2579. Entry forms are available online at www.NFLPPK.com or by emailing events.bellinghamseahawkers@gmail.com The event will offer fun for the whole family and host special guests.

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The Empowerment Project

10/01/2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Best Western Lakeway Inn
714 Lakeway Dr

What would you do if you weren’t afraid to fail?

Two documentary filmmakers asked themselves that tough question in November of 2012. And their answer was simple: make a documentary that shines light on positive female role models. Tired of seeing women objectified, vilified, or ignored all together in mainstream media, the two thought, “if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.”

The Empowerment Project is a way to celebrate strong, inspiring women in leadership roles all across the US. By telling their stories, we can start to redefine women’s roles in the media, in the workplace, and in the home.

By attending this screening of The Empowerment Project you are joining this very important conversation and encouraging girls everywhere to be the leaders of their lives. More details and to purchase tickets, click HERE

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5th Annual Anacortes Bier on the Pier

10/03/2014 - 10/04/2014 - All Day at Port of Anacortes

Anacortes Bier on the Pier, a two-day extravaganza of bier, food and music! Bring your thirst for beer, leave room for brats and enjoy the smorgasbord of all the tasty foods located in two festival food tents on the pier. The event is held October 3rd-4th at 100 Commercial Ave., Anacortes, WA.

2014 Anacortes Bier on the Pier will offer visitors the opportunity to enter the event beginning Friday evening from 5pm-9pm, and return on Saturday 12pm-6pm at the Historic Port of Anacortes.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. $35 two-day pass, $45 at the door. Designated drivers get in free. Must be over 21.

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2014/15 Royal Ballet Cinema Season

10/16/2014 - 05/05/2015 - All Day at Regal Barkley Village 16
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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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12th ANNUAL LITERACY BREAKFAST

11/14/2014 - 7:15 am - 9:00 am at Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Ave

12th ANNUAL LITERACY BREAKFAST – Nov. 14th, 2014 featuring special guest speaker Nancy Pearl author and NPR commentator. Steve Clarke, Assistant Superintendent at the Bellingham School District, will be the emcee.

The morning will also feature a tutor and learner sharing how this work has impacted their lives. 

Come join us at a new location:  Settlemyer Family Hall in the Campus Center Building on Bellingham Technical College’s campus.

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