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Bellingham Public Library

04/11/2014 - 04/10/2016 - 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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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

Youth For Understanding USA

03/10/2015 - 03/10/2016 - All Day

Are you interested in hosting a high school foreign exchange student? YFU is one of the oldest and largest high school intercultural exchange programs in the world.

Click here for more information on hosting a student!

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Free Baby Weigh Day

04/03/2015 - 12/18/2015 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at London Health Center
2376 Main Street Suite 3

London Health Center and Breasts R Best Lactation Services are hosting a Free Baby Weigh Day EVERY FRIDAY from 1-3 pm at London Health Center in Ferndale. It’s a great opportunity for new moms (and dads and supportive others) in Whatcom County to have their questions answered by a nurse/certified lactation consultant experienced in maternal/infant care and breastfeeding. No appointment necessary. Please check www.breastsrbest.com or call London Health Center for changes to schedule.

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Whatcom Museum events

04/15/2015 - 04/15/2016 - All Day at Whatcom Museum
121 Prospect Ave

Click here for a list of events at Whatcom Museum!

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iDiOM Theater 2015 Spring Rep

04/23/2015 - 05/30/2015 - All Day at Idiom Theatre
1418 Cornwall Ave

REPERTORY, def: a type of theatrical presentation in which a company presents several works regularly or in alternate sequence in one season, sometimes with different/multiple shows playing the same night.

From April 23 to May 30, 2015, Bellingham’s favorite small theater will present its first annual SPRING REP, consisting of three separate productions played over six weekends, plus a one-night only 2015–2016 Season Unveiling Cocktail Party on May 1.

Stay tuned for cast announcements, artwork, full schedule, photographs, and more!

The shows:

THE GLASSES – Apr 23–May 15
Written by Ron Burch & directed by Daniel Ruiz
A big-hearted office farce about a magical pair of glasses that allow you to hear other people’s inner thoughts.

BROKEN HOLMES and IN A HANDBAG DARKLY – Apr 30–May 23
Written by Robin Johnson & directed by Bryce Hamilton
Two hilarious, witty one-act plays, presented together: BROKEN HOLMES is a comic Sherlock Holmes mystery, and IN A HANDBAG DARKLY is a sequel to THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, picking up directly where that play ends.

SEASON UNVEILING COCKTAIL PARTY – May 1
Join us for drinks, appetizers, live music, give-aways and more as we unveil and preview our 2015–2016 Season!

BEST OF BRASS MONKEY – May 7–May 30
Audience selections from iDiOM’s BRASS MONKEY THEATER CLUB cold reading series, fully staged – six short plays about revenge, magic, prophecy, surprises, and angst.

Buy tickets here.

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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 veterannavigator@gmail.com 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.

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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.

Schedule
• 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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FREE Days at State Parks

06/06/2015 - 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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San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour

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

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 www.sanjuanislandartists.com and at many businesses in Friday Harbor.

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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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