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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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Eagle Watching in Skagit County

12/01/2014 - 01/31/2015 - All Day

Mt. Baker Ranger District volunteers are stationed at three stops along Highway 20 to provide information and to facilitate eagle viewing!

–Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center at Howard Miller Steelhead Park (52809 Rockport Park Road) in Rockport. (Weekdays through January 2nd: 10am-4pm; Saturdays and Sundays through January 31st: 10am-4pm)

Rockport State Park (51095 Highway 20) in Rockport. (Fridays-through-Sundays through February 15th: 10am-2pm)

Marblemount Fish Hatchery (8319 Fish Hatchery Road) in Marblemount. (Daily: 8am-4:30pm)

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Raptor ID & Behavior Class

01/08/2015 - 02/05/2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
1207 Ellsworth St

This class will fill up quickly. Register now to guarantee your spot. Cost of class is $175. Class meets at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship. Field trip location will be announced at class, as will a choice of days.

Whatcom and Skagit counties are home to many loyal Bud Anderson followers. They will travel great distances to attend his classes, and with good reason. Blending wonderful, delightful and edge of your seat stories gleaned from years of up close and personal experience with unarguably the world’s fiercest birds, an approachable teaching style that draws in the beginner birder and satisfies the seasoned, topped with a poet’s sensibilities and your favorite uncle’s wry and witty delivery, Bud Anderson does not disappoint.

His Western Washington Raptor Identification and Behavior class is attended by people who return again and again, year after year. Whatcom Land Trust is proud to sponsor this class. And we would be remiss if we didn’t let you know that it fills up quickly.

If you are wondering about the photo of Bud standing on the tarmac with a raptor andan airplane, you may be happy and pleased to know that Bud launched a visionary program at Sea-Tac Airport. The program has saved the lives of hundreds of raptors and has gained international recognition.

For more information about the Sea-Tac Airport project and Bud Anderson’s work with raptors, visit Falcon Research Group online atwww.frg.org

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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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Romeo & Juliet at The Lincoln Theatre

01/30/2015 - 02/15/2015 - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm at Lincoln Theatre
712 S 1st St

Romeo and Juliet The Musical comes to The Historic Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon January 30th- February 15th! A world premiere musical with 30+ cast and live orchestra. Set to the original words of William Shakespeare with music composed, orchestrated and conducted by music director Conrad Askland. Directed by Joe Bowen and presented by META Performing Arts. William Shakespeare’s epic tale of love and tragedy comes alive as you’ve never seen it before!

Friday, Jan 30, 7:30 pm & Saturday, Jan 31, 7:30 pm
Thursday, Feb 5, 7:30 pm, Friday, Feb 6, 7:30 pm, Saturday, Feb 7, 7:30 pm
Thursday, Feb 12, 7:30 pm, Friday, Feb 13, 7:30 pm, Saturday, Feb 14, 7:30 pm
Sunday, Feb 15, 2:00 pm

Advance reserved seating tickets: $22 1st section; $19 2nd section; $16 3rd section; $10 4th section. SPECIALS: January 31 is bargain night – all seats $10 at-the-door festival seating beginning 2 hours before curtain. Thursday, February 5 is Beer Night, included in ticket price are two tickets for beer (21 and over) or cider.

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The Social Bunny

01/31/2015 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at Whatcom Humane Society
2172 Division Street

Learn the closely guarded secrets of bunny behavior at the Whatcom Humane Society on Saturday, January 31st.  The class topics during “The Social Bunny” include:

Territorial Behavior (bunny throws a fit when you try to clean the litter-box!)
Bunny Etiquette (getting your bunny to want to spend time with you.)
Kids and Bunnies (teach your children how not to scare the bunny.)
Bunny Bonding (finding that special “somebun” and making it work!)

There will be an “Ask the Expert” session. Registered participants can email questions and concerns about bunny care, to be answered by the Bunny Expert during the class. Please bring a lunch or snack. Out of respect for the animals, vegetarian food only, please.  This class will benefit anyone who currently has a rabbit or wants to learn more about rabbit care.
Class is FREE but registration is REQUIRED. To register, call 360-733-2080 ext. 3116 or email outreach@whatcomhumane.org

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Hawks Viewing Party!

02/01/2015 - 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Boston’s
70 Bellis Fair Parkway

Bellingham Sea Hawkers to Host an Official Hawks-Sponsored Big Game Party! On Sunday, February 1st at 2:00 pm, the Bellingham Sea Hawkers will be holding a Big Game Viewing Party at Boston’s in Bellingham! This event is sponsored by the Hawks with intent to provide fans a gathering place to watch the game and cheer on our team! The party is FREE and there will be prizes, games, raffles, and fun for ALL ages. For event information email:
events.bellinghamseahawkers@gmail.com

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The Northwest Interpreted

02/06/2015 - 02/28/2015 - All Day at Fourth Corner Frames
311 W Holly St

From February 6th-28th, Fourth Corner Frames and Gallery will be featuring works done in oil by Steven Cousens, Caroline Garland, and Rob Vetter. The artists will be showing their interpretations of regional landscapes. An artist reception will be held 6pm – 9pm, February 6, 2015. For more information call 360-734-1340, or email

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Lydia Place ‘Hearts for Housing’ Gala

02/07/2015 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Best Western Lakeway Inn
714 Lakeway Dr

You are invited to the premiere Valentine event of the season, Hearts For Housing!

Enjoy a fabulous silent auction and champagne social hour featuring harpist Alishia Joubert and Jazz Ensemble ubiquitous trio with Amy Kraus. Reception followed by a delicious plated dinner, heart-felt program and romantically curated live auction. Seasonal cocktails, sweet themed delights and more await at this annual Valentine event – joining hearts to house the homeless!

The 14th Annual Lydia Place ‘Hearts for Housing’ Gala & Auction is Saturday, February 7th at The Best Western Lakeway Inn in Bellingham

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Zombies Have Hearts, Too 5K Run, Walk, & Roll!

02/15/2015 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at Bloedel Donovan Community Center
2214 Electric Avenue

Get your friends together to support the Max Higbee Center on Sunday, February 15th with the Zombies Have Hearts, Too 5K Run, Walk, & Roll!

Registration and face painting start at 8am at Bloedel Donovan Park. (Click HERE to register). Registration includes race bib and personalized Zombie Swag Bag! At 10am, racers will head down the northern edge of Whatcom Falls Park on Railroad Trail. The course will cross  Alabama on the pedestrian foot bridge, and after a slight downhill, the course will turn around at the Klipsun Trail junction. From here, head back towards Bloedel Donovan Park and you’ll finish in the field!

Head to Kulshan Brewery after the race- Zombies Party, Too! The after party includes awards and prizes, a costume contest, photo booth, carnival games, food trucks, music, and beer! All ages!

Max Higbee Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides recreation programs for teens and adults (ages 14+) with developmental disabilities.

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Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival

02/19/2015 - 02/28/2015 - All Day

Environmental respect, climate change, resilience, indigenous rights… Learn about these issues and more at the 15th annual Bellingham Human Rights Festival–February 19th-28th. The opening night of the Festival will feature “Wisdom to Survive”–with screenings at 6:30pm and 9 pm. Opening night will also include a silent auction.

Other films will be shown nightly at 7pm at Fairhaven College Auditorium and at various venues throughout the County. Click HERE for the full schedule!

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Winter Farmers Market

02/21/2015 - 03/21/2015 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Depot Market Square
1100 Railroad Ave

Local meats, cheeses, breads and other baked goods, produce and fruit from winter-hardy crops, soap and bath products, fabric art and other crafts, and more at the monthly Winters Farmers Market from 10am-3pm at the Depot Market Square Additional markets February 21 and March 21 before the markets opens on a weekly basis in April.

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4th Annual ‘Affair to Remember’ Fundraiser

02/21/2015 - 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Bellwether Ballroom
1 Bellwether Way

Alzheimer Society of Washington presents Broadway Nights!–their 4th Annual Affair To Remember fundraiser–featuring a performance by Sheryl Lee Ralph, one of the original stars of Dreamgirls. The evening will also include hors d’oeuvres; dinner; a dessert dash and live and silent auctions.

Tickets are $100 in advance/$125 at the door. All proceeds help the Alzheimer Society of Washington reach more of the community and help those affected by offering support and resources.

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Boys & Girls Club: Bourbon Street Bingeaux

02/21/2015 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Bellingham Boys & Girls Club
1715 Kentucky Street

Let the good times roll for a great cause! The Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County, Bellingham Branch introduces Bourbon Street Bingeaux, presented by John & Mimi Ferlin, Brooks Manufacturing and Brooks Property. Join in the fun at a Mardi Gras Themed Night on Saturday, February 21st, 2015, from 5:30-8:30 pm, at the Boys & Girls Club on Kentucky Street.

Tickets are $40 pre-sale; $50 at the door. Your Mardi Gras night includes a delicious New Orleans-style Buffet by Kelly’s O’Deli, plus six Spirited Games Of Bingo To Win Cash And Prizes. $500 Prize for Blackout in 50 #s; $200 will go!

21 & Over Event. No-host bar includes beer, wine, spirits. Plus Raffles, contests and free Photo Booth Fun provided by Radley Muller Photography. Tickets required for admittance

Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Jill Reid (360) 527-9777 Ext. 222, or email at JReid@WhatcomClubs.org. Event Location: 1715 Kentucky Street Bellingham, WA 98229.

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3 Redneck Tenors at Mount Baker Theatre

02/21/2015 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Mount Baker Theatre
104 N Commercial St

The 3 Redneck Tenors are back with a brand new show! Recalling the wild tale of how they became the singing sensations they are today, they take us on a rollicking gallop from juveniles, to jailbirds, to theatrical auditions and on to the world stage. These boys have seen it all, sung it all, and made us laugh ‘til we double over, reminding us that in life, it is not just the destination, it’s the journey. Get ready for one side-splitting ride as we go on an excursion only the 3 Redneck Tenors could have had, delighting audiences with their vocal prowess and a smorgasbord of songs and music ranging from gospel, to country, to Broadway, pop, and classical. You’re going to love them, and so will anyone with a sense of humor and an appreciation for incredible voices.

The musical comedy featuring classically trained veteran artists from world opera stages is like Greater Tuna meets Das Barbecu — down home laughs with big city music!

Y’all come join us — I’ll betcha never seen or heard anything like it!

  • Date: Feb 21st, 2015 7:00 PM
  • Venue: Main Stage
  • Price: Tickets $42.00/$39.00/$35.00/$20.00 plus applicable fees. Group discounts available – call (360) 734-6080

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WHS Wine Social & Win an Instant Wine Cellar

02/27/2015 - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Bellingham Ferry and Cruise Terminal
1801 Roeder Ave.

You’re invited to an evening of fine wine & beer tasting, buffet dinner and musical entertainment by The Swing Gang to aid the Whatcom Humane Society. The highlight of the evening will be a drawing where three lucky attendees will Win an Instant Wine Cellar. Your admission ticket entitles you to one raffle entry. All guests are asked to bring a bottle of fine wine (suggested retail value $25). Your bottle will be contributed to the Instant Wine Cellar prizes.

For tickets call Dana Browne at (360) 733-2080 x3014 or email events@whatcomhumane.org

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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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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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