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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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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.

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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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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Allied Arts 2014 Juried Artist Series

10/03/2014 - 12/20/2014 - 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:

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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Warm Hugs for Winter

10/09/2014 - 11/20/2014 - All Day at Labor Ready
1530 Birchwood Ave. Suite B

Warm Hugs for Winter is accepting socks, gloves, underwear, sweaters, jackets, hats, ear muffs and blankets for the homeless in our community.

Donations will be accepted until November 20. You can drop off your donations off at Labor Ready on 1530 Birchwood Ave. Suite B in Bellingham.

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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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Hide and Seek

10/17/2014 - 10/26/2014 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Firehouse Performing Arts Center
1314 Harris Avenue

Kuntz and Company, a non-profit dance/theatre company directed by Pam Kuntz, presents Hide and Seeka dance/theatre work that explores how our children are cared for in our community through the eyes of the child, family, and system. In partnership with staff from the Bellingham School District, Brigid Collins Family Support Center, the Parent Child Institute of Whatcom County, The Whatcom Family and Community Network, as well as several individuals, the evening includes nine stories that share a wide range of perspectives and situations where the care of children is examined through dance and film.

Six performances of Hide and Seek will be held at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center over the period of two weeks. October 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30 PM and October 19 and 26 at 5:00 PM. $15.00 tickets available at Village Books in Fairhaven, online at kuntzandco.org, and at the door. Pay what you can admission is available at the door the evening of the performance.

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Dracula at BAAY

10/24/2014 - 10/26/2014 - 7:00 pm at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth
1059 N. State Street

For a spooky good time this Halloween season, head to Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY) for a performance of Dracula, directed by WWU graduate Danielle Grant. The show is a non-musical and has been edited for content and length. Performances will be October 24th and 25th at 7 pm and October 26th at 2 pm, with tickets available at the door for a $10 admission price or $5 for ages 5 to 10 (younger than that not recommended please).  Sink your teeth into one of these great performances and see you soon!

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Bellingham Roller Betties annual “Fright Night”!

10/25/2014 - 10/26/2014 - 8:00 pm - 1:00 am at Rumors Cabaret
1119 Railroad Ave

Get ready for a fun night of costumes & dancing with the Betties! It’s a fundraiser for our league, doors open at 9:00pm, $4 with costume, $5 without – hope to see you there!

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Haunted House at BAAY

11/01/2014 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at BAAY Theatre
1059 N. State Street

Don’t miss a theatrical, arts-oriented Haunted House at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth Theatre, one night only, Saturday, November 1st from 6-9pm. The event features a performance by the BAAY Dance Company, a spooky tour guide, tons of live (or at least undead), ghoulish actors and even a tasty treat at the end of the tour. This is a night you do not want to miss!  A less-scary alternative tour is available for the faint-of-heart. Admission is $5 and all the money goes to scholarships for BAAY students.

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State Parks offers ‘free days!’

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:

• November 11th      Veterans Day

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Taste of Tulalip 6th Anniversary

11/14/2014 - 11/15/2014 - All Day at Tulalip Resort & Casino
10200 Quil Ceda Blvd

CELEBRATION DINNER
NOVEMBER 14

FRIDAY – ARRIVE & CELEBRATE
ORCA BALLROOM
  • $195.00 per person
  • Tasting Reception 6:00pm
  • Celebration Dinner 7:00pm
  • Celebration Dinner Wineries: Schramsberg Vineyards, Alleromb, Kosta Browne, Leonetti Cellar, Rasa Vineyards, and Inniskillin
  • Featured Winemaker – Sean Boyd, Woodinville Wine Cellars
  • Taste of Tulalip Retail Wine Shop

ALL ACCESS PASS
NOVEMBER 15
SATURDAY – ALL ACCESS PASS
CANOES CABARET, THE DRAFT SPORTS BAR AND GRILL, ORCA BALLROOM

  • $350.00 per person
  • 12:00pm Wine Seminar with special guest Anthony Giglio and Tommy Thompson
  • 1:00pm Cooking Demonstration with Chef Ming Tsai
  • 12:00pm – 4:00pm Private Magnum Party in Canoes Cabaret and The Draft Sports Bar and Grill
  • Join us for the ultimate VIP Magnum Party at two grand venues. At Canoes Cabaret, guests can immerse themselves in a stunning collection of old world wines and specialty beers with emcee and local TV celebrity Bill Wixey. At The Draft Sports Bar & Grill, sample new world wines and craft brews with host and local TV celebrity Kaci Aitchison. All pours have been hand selected by Sommelier Tommy Thompson, and to enhance the party experience, guest celeb Chef Ming Tsai will share an array of delicious signature appetizers along with bites by Chef Perry Mascitti.
  • 1:30 pm Early Entrance into the Grand Taste

GRAND TASTE
NOVEMBER 15
SATURDAY – SIP, SAVOR & LEARN
ORCA BALLROOM

  • $95.00 per person
  • Featuring over 120 wineries from Washington, Oregon, California, Germany and New Zealand paired with the Resort’s outstanding cuisine
  • 2:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Honorary Winemaker – Sean Boyd, Woodinville Wine Cellars
  • Washington Wineries
  • Oregon Wineries
  • California Wineries
  • German Wineries
  • New Zealand Wineries
  • Craft Beer selection at the Oasis Pool
  • Multiple food stations by Tulalip Resort’s award winning chefs
  • Taste of Tulalip Retail Wine Shop
  • 4:00 pm Rock-n-Roll Challenge emceed by Ming Tsai along with guest judges Thierry Rautureau, Anthony Giglio and Mauny Kaseburg

 

 

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12th ANNUAL LITERACY BREAKFAST

11/14/2014 - 7:15 am - 9:00 am at Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Ave

12th ANNUAL LITERACY BREAKFAST – Nov. 14th, 2014 featuring special guest speaker Nancy Pearl author and NPR commentator. Steve Clarke, Assistant Superintendent at the Bellingham School District, will be the emcee.

The morning will also feature a tutor and learner sharing how this work has impacted their lives. 

Come join us at a new location:  Settlemyer Family Hall in the Campus Center Building on Bellingham Technical College’s campus.

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