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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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2014 United Blind of Whatcom County Scholarship Program

05/14/2014 - 08/31/2014 - All Day

With an “Eye to the Future” the United Blind of Whatcom County will provide financial support to selected blind and visually impaired Washington residents attending institutions of higher learning. The scholarship program supports the candidates’ personal growth and realization of educational goals by increasing the visibility of blind and visually impaired students on campuses. The UBWC scholarship promotes the development of future leaders of Washington State communities of Blind individuals.

The eligibility requirements are: The applicant must be legally blind in both eyes. Legal blindness is defined as an individual who has a visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the corrected eye and/or 20 degrees or less visual field in the corrected eye.

1. The applicant must be enrolled or have been accepted to enroll in an accredited vocational school, college or university located in the Northwest.

2. The applicant must be a resident of Washington State, who has physically resided in the State of Washington for a period of twelve (12) consecutive months at the time of application.

3. All legally blind persons admitted to academic and vocational training programs for the 2014-2015 academic year, are encouraged to apply. Before receiving a scholarship, recipients must provide proof of registration for the Fall Quarter or semester.

All applications must be received by August 31, 2014. All application fields must be completed and supporting documents must be submitted in order for an application to be considered. . If not applicable, insert “NA” in each blank that does not apply to you. Applicants are responsible for submitting complete application packets to UBWC, PO Box 4124, Bellingham, WA 98227. Each application will be considered by a committee comprised of members of the United Blind of Whatcom County. Scholarship committee members will conduct recorded telephone interviews with candidates during August and September 2014. All applicants will be advised of the results by September 30, 2014.

Scholarships will be presented on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the monthly UBWC meeting at 1212 Indian Street, in Bellingham, Washington. Recipients must attend the UBWC meeting to receive their awards.

To request an application packet, please write or call:
Gloria Riley, UBWC Scholarship Committee Chair
(360) 933-4703

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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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All Comer Track Meets

06/09/2014 - 08/25/2014 - 12:00 am at Civic Field
1355 Civic Field Way

On Monday evenings during the summer, Bellingham Parks and Recreation offers track and field events for children and adults of most ages.

Each meet starts with the youngest participants in the 50 meter dash and the 50 meter hurdles height adjusted for our first age group of 4 and under.  Throughout the evening, there are a number of events with heats for children and adults including shot put, javelin/mini-javelin, 200m, 400m, etc.

The top 3 participants in every race and field event will receive a ribbon for first, second and third place.  Everyone else will receive a participant ribbon.

The first event begins at 6 p.m. Individual Day Pass  $4; Individual Season Pass  $30; Family Season Pass  $90

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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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Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema

06/21/2014 - 08/23/2014 - 6:00 pm at Fairhaven Village Green
Tenth St. and Mill Ave.

Bellingham’s summer outdoor movie series is the Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema Presented by Ben Kinney & Keller Williams Realty. Weekly movies in the park feature live entertainment and big screen movies at one of the coolest urban parks in Washington state.

2014 is the fifteen season of the Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema. Events run on Saturday evening from June 21 – Aug. 23, 2014 at the Village Green on the corner of 10th St. and Mill Ave. in Bellingham, WA.
June 21: The Goonies
June 28: Frozen
July 5: Gravity
July 12: Finding Nemo
July 19: Footloose
July 26: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Aug. 2: The Sandlot
Aug. 9: The Lego Movie
Aug. 16: Star Trek Into Darkness
Aug. 23: The Princess Bride

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Allied Arts 2014 Juried Artist Series

07/01/2014 - 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:

August 1-30: Wing & Petal featuring Jackie Watson, Mira Kamada, Wade Marlow, and     Kristen Gilje
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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Downtown Sounds Concert Lineup

07/16/2014 - 08/06/2014 - 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership announces its 10th annual Downtown Sounds Summer Concert Series in Downtown Bellingham this summer. The series continues to take place in the Arts District on Bay Street between Prospect and West Champion Streets. These free, all-ages concerts offer music, dancing, food and live entertainment suitable for the whole family. The series runs every Wednesday starting July 9 through August 6. Doors and beer garden open at 5:30pm and the musicians perform live music from 6pm-9:30pm.

Down to the final TWO shows:

July 30th                Publish the Quest w/3 on the Tree
August 6th            Voyager w/The Trees:  A Rush Tribute

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Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series

07/17/2014 - 08/28/2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Elizabeth Park
Walnut and Elizabeth

Elizabeth Park Concert Series sponsored by the Eldridge Society for History & Preservation is back all summer long! Thursdays • 6-8 p.m.

Remaining shows include:

July 31st                “Maggie’s Fury” – Melodic Celtic folk-rock
August  7th           “Dana Lyons” – Political folk
August 14th         “Luke Warm and the Moderates” – Rock, soul, funky fun covers
August 21st          “bandZandt” – The east county’s favorite dance band
August 28th         “Penny Stinkers” – Folk cabaret

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Boulevard Concert Series

07/19/2014 - 08/09/2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Boulevard Park
470 Bayview Dr

Boulevard Park Concert Series returns this summer with four family-friendly shows. Saturdays from 7-9 p.m.

Remaining shows include:

August 2nd           “B’rer Rabbit” – Folk-stomp Americana
August 9th            “Combalache” – Rhumba and nueva salsa

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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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Agape Home Walk & 5K

08/02/2014 - All Day at Lake Padden Park
4882 Samish Way

The 4th annual Susan Sutton Agape Walk and 5k is Saturday, August 2nd at Lake Padden Park in Bellingham. Named after Susan Sutton, a former Lighthouse Mission employee of 27 years, the proceeds of the run will go to support the Agape Home of Lighthouse Mission Ministries which houses women and their children in need.

Registration for the event comes with a t-shirt, refreshments after the race, and a chance to win prizes donated my local businesses such as Fairhaven Runners & Walkers, Bellewood Acres, Goat Mountain Pizza, The Woods Coffee, and Otion: The Soap Bar. Register online!

 

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16th Annual Senior Day in the Park

08/06/2014 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Hovander Homestead Park
5299 Nielsen Rd

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Monster Keeper!

08/08/2014 - 08/10/2014 - All Day at WWU Performing Arts Center Mainstage
516 High Street

See the the amazing, all-ages original play, “Monster Keeper, ” the stage adaptation the young-reader novel, “Demon Keeper,” written by Bellingham’s own novelist Royce Buckingham. This fun-for-the-whole family play tells the story of Nat, a boy who is suddenly left in charge of keeping the world’s monsters under control and what happens when the worst of them – The Beast – get’s loose! The performance features Lion-King style puppetry, an incredible scenic design by Oscar-nominated Hollywood Art Director Luke Freeborn (Inception, Thor, Angels and Demons) and features a cast of 33 talented Bellingham actors ranging from 5 to 55 years old!

Performances are August 8th & 9th at 7:00pm and August 10th at 2:00pm. Tickets are $8 pre-sale and $10 at the door. Contact the WWU Box Office at 360-650-6146 or email at boxoffice@wwu.edu

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WHS Dog Days of Summer

08/24/2014 - 10:30 am - 3:00 pm at Lake Padden Park
4882 Samish Way

Whatcom Humane Society‘s Annual Dog Days of Summer is Northwest Washington’s biggest & best festival for dogs and their human friends.

Activities include:
• Dog interactive games & activities throughout the park
• Contests for dogs with fabulous prizes
• Dog demonstrations, entertainment for the whole family
• Pet themed booths for all day shopping and education
• Vegetarian food court, something yummy for everyone
• Visit the Whatcom Humane Society booth for shelter & adoption information

For more information visit www.whatcomhumane.org or call Dana Browne @ 733-2080 x3014

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State Parks offers ‘free days!’

08/25/2014 - 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:

• August 25th            National Park Service birthday
• September 27th     National Public Lands Day
• November 11th      Veterans Day

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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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