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Mount Baker Theatre 2013-2014 Season

06/10/2013 - 05/22/2014 - All Day at Mount Baker Theatre
104 N Commercial St

The Mount Baker Theatre is thrilled to announce its upcoming 2013-14 season and that Saturna Capital will once again be the Season Sponsor

The 26-show season begins on July 17th with “Weird Al” Yankovich, continues with Mount Baker Theatre’s own production of the Producers, September 25-29 and ends on May 20 & 21 2014 with Memphis. This season includes an exiting mix of musical performances, Broadway revues, dance and drama.

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Teen Anime Afternoon

01/03/2014 - 06/27/2014 - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Ferndale Library
2007 Cherry St

Do you love anime? Each week we will watch a different anime, have some popcorn and discuss the show!

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Knights on the Rim, a Junior Chess Club

01/07/2014 - 06/24/2014 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Blaine Library
610 3rd Street

Learn chess strategies from others. Kids 6 to 18 years, beginners through grandmasters welcome. Weekly on Tuesdays.

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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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United States Citizenship Class

04/12/2014 - 05/03/2014 - 10:30 am - 11:30 am at Blaine Library
610 3rd Street

Interested in becoming a US citizen? Prepare for your citizenship interview and study US history and government for the examination.

Five free classes taught in English – ELL students are welcome! Register online or contact the library. Registration is required and class size is limited.

For: Adults, classes run every Saturday through May 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Arlington Runners Club Oso Mudslide Benefit Fun Run

04/18/2014 - 04/26/2014 - 9:00 am - 12:45 pm

Feel like you should do something to support the Oso community after the mudslide but don’t know what to do? Join the Arlington Runners Club’s effort to raise money at the Oso United Mudslide Benefit Fun Run on April 26th.

There are five ways to participate:

1. Walk
2. Run
3. Volunteer
4. Put posters up in your area. You can download the Poster HERE and print them yourself or contact us to get printed posters at osounitedrun@arlingtonrunnersclub.org

For more information, click here

We will be holding this benefit fun run on April 26, 2014 at the Arlington Airport Trail. 100% of the monies raised will be donated to the mudslide relief efforts, victims and their families.

We’re still in the very early planning stage, but this is going to happen put it in your calendar and tell your friends. Remember to save the date: April 26, 2014; 10:45a start. Registration is now OPEN.

If you would like to donate to the OSO United Mudslide Benefit Fun Run, you may do so by using our PayPal portal. Any money we receive on our PayPal account will go to this fundraising event.

The Arlington Runners Club is a 100% volunteer, 501(c)(3) corporation with the mission of providing healthy, family friendly activities which enhance our local community. Any donations to the Arlington Runners Club are tax deductible.

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State Parks offers ‘free days!’

04/19/2014 - 11/11/2014 - All Day

Visit one of our beautiful state parks for free this weekend! Washington State Parks announces Sunday, Jan. 19 and Monday, Jan. 20 are the first of 12 “free days” in 2014 when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass to visit a state park.

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 2014 State Parks free days are as follows:

• January 19 and 20 – in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
• March 19 – Washington State Parks birthday
• April 19 – A spring Saturday “free day”
• April 22 – Earth Day
• May 11 – A spring Sunday “free day”
• June 7 and 8 – National Trails Day and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Free Fishing Weekend
• June 14 – National Get Outdoors Day
• August 25 – National Park Service birthday
• September 27 – National Public Lands Day
• November 11 – Veterans Day

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Fun With The Fuzz 5K

04/19/2014 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Bellingham Police Station
505 Grand Ave

Fun with the Fuzz 5K is a non-profit race in Bellingham that supports families of police officers who area killed in the line of duty.  100% of the proceeds are donated to the Behind the Badge Foundation. The race starts and ends at the Bellingham Police Station. Your $20 race fee includes a t-shirt, grocery bag and pint glass.

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3rd Annual Kids’ Easter Fair

04/19/2014 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at St. Luke’s Health Education Center
3333 Squalicum Pkwy

The 3rd Annual Kids’ Easter Fair is Saturday, April 19th from 10am to 12:00pm
at St. Luke’s Health Education Center in Bellingham.

The Fair features an indoor Easter Egg hunt; pictures with the Easter Bunny; games; prizes; coloring contest; treats…. And so much more!
Ages 3-4 years – 10:15am
Ages 5-7 years – 10:45am
Ages 8-10 years – 11:15am
Special Toddler Area

Suggested Donation $5 per child

Brought to you by the PeaceHealth and Friends Relay for Life Team as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society

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Veteran’s Benefit Event

04/19/2014 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Lynden Public Library
216 4th Street

Veterans (and your families), find out about VA benefits and receive assistance in applying for any benefits you’re eligible for at this FREE event at the Lynden Public Library from 10am-1pm.  For more information, call (360) 393-5514.

 

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Whatcom Hills Waldorf School invites you to tea!

04/19/2014 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am at The Whatcom Hills Waldorf School
941 Austin St

Whatcom Hills Waldorf School invites you to tea!

A great opportunity to find out more about Waldorf education! Join our preschool and kindergarten teachers for a lovely morning with a puppet play, tea and outdoor play in our magical kindergarten playground. For families with children from 3 -6 years old. Registration is required, as space is very limited. To reserve your space, please call 733-3164 or email enroll@whws.org.

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6th Annual Autism Awareness Auction

04/19/2014 - 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm at Bellingham Golf & Country Club
3729 Meridian St

You are cordially invited to attend The 6th Annual FACES Auction and Dinner on Saturday, April 19th. (Doors will open at 5:30pm.)

Enjoy gourmet dinner, wine, champagne, beer, delicious desserts AND amazing auction packages.

Who doesn’t want to take a trip to Disneyland, enjoy a Palm Springs Getaway, win a “Best of Show” Wine Package…or drive a Porsche for the weekend? These are just a few of the exciting packages available at the FACES auction.

This is a fun night that you definitely don’t want to miss!

Tickets are $75 each (please reserve your tickets by April 11.) Order online today: www.facesnorthwest.com

FACES Northwest is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation founded and operated by parents of children with autism in Whatcom County. The FACES summer camp provides important education, recreational opportunities and one-on-one support for children with autism.

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Bellingham Public Works water main flushing

04/21/2014 - 05/09/2014 - All Day

Bellingham’s Public Works Department will begin its annual water main flushing program on Monday, April 21, which can cause temporary discoloration of your water.

While the discolored water is not harmful to human health or other household uses, mineral deposits that naturally build up inside the pipes can stain laundry. Residents are advised not to wash white clothes or to use their hot water taps when crews are flushing in their area. If the water in your residence is discolored, run a cold water tap in the bathtub for a few minutes.

Water used during the flushing operation is dechlorinated before being discharged into the city storm drainage system.

The following areas will be flushed sometime Monday, April 21, through Friday, May 9:

- West Bakerview Road, airport area, Bennett Drive, Northwest Road, Aldrich Road, Cordata area, and Guide Meridian to Smith Road.

- Northwest Avenue, Maplewood Avenue, and James Street north of Sunset Drive.

- Hannegan Road, East Sunset Drive and Mount Baker Highway.

- Tweed Twenty area, north and south of Alabama Street from St. Clair Street to Ellis Street.

For questions about the flushing, contact the Public Works Department, 360-778-7700 or mgray@cob.org.

 

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Nooksack Valley High School Drama Department presents: “Leading Ladies”

04/24/2014 - 05/04/2014 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Nooksack Valley High School
3326 East Badger Road

Nooksack Valley High School Drama Department presents: “Leading Ladies”

Two Shakespearean actors find themselves down on their luck and they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the rural Moose Lodge circuit. They hear that an old lady is about to die and leave her fortune to her two nephews. Passing themselves off as her relatives to get the cash, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady’s niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the minister.

Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $8 and available now

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35th Annual KidsFest Auction

04/25/2014 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Bellingham Boys & Girls Club
1715 Kentucky Street

“Come Sail Away” at the 35th Annual KidsFest Auction to benefit the Bellingham Boys & Girls Club, on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm. Presented by KeyBank. Champagne, Appetizers, and Dinner. Catered by Hilltop Restaurant & Catering. Live & silent auctions, raffles, dessert dash – all to benefit the 3,500 youth served through the Club annually.

Event is $65 per person until March 25, after March 25-$75 per person. VIP whiskey tasting tickets are $45 extra. For more information, please contact Bellingham Branch Director Jill Reid at KidsFest@whatcomclubs.org, call 360-527-9777, or visit www.whatcomclubs.org.

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Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago

04/25/2014 - 04/27/2014 - 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Walking the Camino is an up-close look at one of humanity’s most time-honored traditions. By following pilgrims from all walks of life as they attempt to cross an entire country on foot with only a backpack, a pair of boots and an open mind, we witness the Camino’s magnetic and miraculous power to change lives. Driven by an inexplicable calling and a grand sense of adventure, each pilgrim throws themselves heart-and-soul into their physical trek to Santiago and, most importantly, their personal journey to themselves.

Friday, Apr 25, 7:30 pm
Saturday, Apr 26, 5:30 pm
Saturday, Apr 26, 8:00 pm
Sunday, Apr 27, 3:00 pm
Sunday, Apr 27, 5:30 pm

General: $10.00
Seniors, Students and Active Military: $9.00
Members: $8.00
Children 12 and under: $7.00

Bargain Matinee Prices (all shows before 6:00pm)
General: $8.00
Members: $6.00
Children 12 and under: $5.00

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The Mouse That Roared

05/01/2014 - 05/18/2014 - All Day at Claire vg Thomas Theatre
655 Front Street

The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents The Mouse That Roared – a hilarious, rib-tickling comedy.  The Mouse That Roared is a quirky classic of world literature, a poignant tale of political morality, and a hilarious, ultimately triumphant portrait of international relations from the perspective of the little guy.

Tickets are $12 for Adults, $10 for seniors (62 or better) and students, and $8 for children. The box office opens Tuesday April 22 at the theatre. Visit in person, or call 354 4425, between 1:00 and 3:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday.

Performance dates include: May 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30pm; May 4, 10, 11, 16, 17 at 2:00pm

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META Performing Arts presents “The Outsiders”

05/02/2014 - 05/17/2014 - 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

META performing arts is bringing The Outsiders to the Lincoln Theater Stage in May of 2014.
 
This must see drama is based on the well-loved story written by SE Hintonwhen she was only 16 years old. The story  unfolds in 1967 Oklahoma, where two sets of kids The Greaser’s and The Soc’s fight out their differences, and learn from one another along the way. The unforgettable characters such as Pony Boy, Soda Pop, Darry, Dallas, Two Bit and Johnny Boy show tremendous friendship, loyalty, and love despite their harsh and unprivileged upbringing. Directed by local actress Lindsey Bowen, this is a Must See Production.

Friday, May 2, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 3, 7:30 pm
Thursday, May 8, 7:30 pm
Friday, May 9, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 10, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 11, 2:00 pm
Thursday, May 15, 7:30 pm
Friday, May 16, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 17, 7:30 pm
Thursday, May 8th performance , Pay-What-You-Can tickets available at the door 2 hours prior to the performance


All Tickets are $16 Festival Seating

 

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Bowl for Kids’ Sake

05/03/2014 - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm at Oak Bowl & Mario’s Pizza
531 SE Midway Blvd.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ signature fundraiser. Kids with a Big Brother of Big Sister say their Big helped them make better choices in their life.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is the perfect way for individuals to make an impact on our community – it only takes a little bit of effort to raise the money that is vital to our program’s success.
As a “thank you” for your support and enthusiasm, Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts a celebratory party at Oak Bowl. No bowling experience is required, only the willingness to share in our heartfelt and sincere thanks for helping us transform our community.

Form a team. Get your friends and family involved! Get your team signed up now and start fundraising today! Sign up your company! Can your company put together more fundraising teams? What about underwriting our expenses through sponsorship? Click HERE to sign up.

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