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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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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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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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35th Annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts

11/14/2014 - 12/24/2014 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm at Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts
4145 Meridian St

The 35th Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts is a five week long festival featuring the work of over 100 local artisans and craftspeople. The affordable, locally handmade products range from jewelry, paintings, wearable art, specialty foods, and art from found materials. Fill your weekends with live local music, artist demos and workshops, and bring the kids in for fun art projects. The festival will be open weekly, Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get all your holiday shopping done under one roof and support local artists at the same time!

The 35th Annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts runs November 14th – December 24th in Bellingham at 4145 Meridian Street next to the new Burlington Coat Factory.

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Alternative Humane Society benefit

11/26/2014 - 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm at Bellingham Theatre Guild
1600 H Street

Kick of the holiday season with a special production of Miracle on 34th Street, the muscial benefiting the Alternative Humane Society.

Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite. In his inimitable style, Meredith Willson (The Music Man, The Unsinkable Molly Brown) tells the classic story of the holiday season. A white-bearded gentleman claiming to be the real Santa Claus brings about a genuine miracle, spreading a wave of love throughout New York City, fostering camaraderie between Macy’s and Gimbels department stores, and convincing a divorced cynical single mother, her somber daughter, and the entire state of New York that Santa is no myth.

All proceeds from this winter fundraiser will go to support the programs offered through AHS.

Tickets can be purchased
– on line at www.miracleon34street.myevent.com
– email alternativehumanesociety@gmail.com
– calling 360-671-7445

Prices:
Adult (18 to 64) – $20
Student (12 to 17 years) – $15
Senior (65 plus) – $15
Child (4 to 11 years) – $8
Under 4 – Free

AHS will be hosting a silent auction during the special performance of Miracle on 34th Street on November 26th at the Bellingham Theatre Guild. If you are interested in donating an item, service or gift certificate please email us at alternativehumanesociety@gmail.com. Thanks!

 

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Blaine Holiday Harbor Lights

12/05/2014 - 12/07/2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Downtown Blaine
728 Peace Portal

Sail into the season in the seaside town of Blaine with holiday festivities all day Saturday, December 7th including a Holiday Art Market, Winter Booksale, Christmas Arts & Crafts Bazaar, Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Holiday Lights Obstacle Dash, Karaoke & Caroling, A Performance by the Blaine School Band & Choir culminating with a Community Tree Lighting, a Visit from Santa and a Dazzling Boat Parade!

Shop for unique gifts Friday and Saturday from 9-4 pm at the Christmas Arts & Crafts Bazaar at the Blaine Community Center ~763 G Street or at the Blaine Library Winter Book Sale ~ 610 3rd Street, Friday 10-6 pm & Saturday 10-3 pm.

View art and buy unique home decor and gifts from local artists at the Blaine Holiday Art Market organized by the Blaine Harbor Art Gallery ~ 674 Peace Portal Drive, Saturday 10-7 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm.

Sprint to the finish at the Holiday Lights Obstacle Dash for all ages organized by Northwest Park and Recreation and sponsored by local businesses. The race starts at 2:30 pm from H Street Plaza and is followed by a chili feed.

Reminisce of an Old Fashioned Christmas and ride a Horse Drawn Trolley downtown (free) sponsored by the Blaine Chamber on Saturday, December 7th 4 to 6 pm.

Vote on your favorite decorated tree and show support for local businesses and community groups at the G Street Plaza community tree display. If you miss the tree display that weekend you can vote at the Blaine Visitor’s Center up to December 14th. The winning business will receive a gift basket with goodies from local businesses.

Come one come all to the Holiday Harbor Lights Community Tree Lighting at Harbor View Plaza at “H” Street and Peace Portal Drive on Saturday, December 7th at 4:30 pm with caroling, Karaoke by Thousand Trails, free refreshments sponsored by Tutor Doctor & Stafholt and the Blaine School Band & Choir playing in anticipation of Santa’s arrival. The Tree Lighting takes place at 4:30 pm and Santa arrives amidst sirens in a decorated fire truck at 5 pm. Santa will take time to visit with tots for pictures and free candy canes at the Blaine Pizza Factory ~738 Peace Portal Drive. Cash donations for visits with Santa will be accepted for Let’s Move Blaine. Peace Portal Drive will be closed to traffic from (4 pm-6 pm) from H and G Streets during the tree lighting festivities.

Marvel at a dazzling display of decorated boats which will sail through Drayton Harbor between 6 -7 pm. Watch the parade from the Blaine Harbor Public Pier and visit the boats before the parade at the Blaine Harbor Visitor Dock.

For more information about Blaine’s holiday festivities, please contact The Blaine Visitor Center at 360 332-4544 or www.blainechamber.com or Debbie Harger @ 360-543-9982.

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Blaine Senior Center’s 8th Annual Homemade Arts & Crafts Bazaar

12/05/2014 - 12/06/2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Blaine Senior Center
763 G St.

8th Annual Homemade Arts & Crafts Christmas Bazaar Friday & Saturday December 5th & 6th!

From 9am-4pm Over 30 craftspeople, cookie lane, deli lunch, Santa on Saturday 10-2 & more!

A Blaine Holiday Tradition! Don’t miss it!

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Gardenview Montessori 8th Annual Holiday Bazaar

12/06/2014 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s Academy
3230 Meridian St

Gardenview Montessori will host the 8th Annual Holiday Bazaar at St. Paul’s Academy on Saturday, December 6th from 9:00am to 3:00pm featuring local vendors, a silent auction, bake sale and activities for children. Free admission. Free ticket at the door for each child to use for a kid’s craft, kid’s game or kid’s raffle entry.

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Community Breakfast at Rome Grange

12/07/2014 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at The Rome Grange
2821 Mt. Baker Hwy

The Rome Grange presents a community breakfast on the first Sunday of the month, September through June. All are welcome. Featuring made from scratch pancakes, French toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee.

Breakfast is $5 for adults, kids 6-10 $2 and kids under 5 are FREE; 8am-1pm

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Cash for Cans fundraiser

12/08/2014 - 12/14/2014 - All Day at Mt. Baker Lanes
1788 Labounty Dr

Cash for Cans is a fundraiser for the Ferndale Food Bank. It’s a bowling event at Mt. Baker Lanes in Ferndale from December 8 throught December 14.

Tickets are $10 and on sale.

If you give 25lbs. or more you get two free games with shoes! The need is great… The Ferndale Food Bank serves 230+ households per month.

Open your hearts and your wallets to the needy on the other side of the door!

For more info: 360.927.8171 or joshua-mattson@students.ferndalesd.org

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