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Kiwanis Club of Bellingham Theatre Night and Auction

04/16/2015 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Bellingham Theatre Guild
1600 H Street

The Kiwanis Club of Bellingham is presenting its annual Theatre Night and Auction on Thursday, April 16th. This all takes place at the Bellingham Theatre Guild at 1600 H Street in Bellingham. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and price of admission is $20 per person or 2 for $36.00. There will be a silent auction preceding the event. Funds raised by this event will benefit our community with particular emphasis on youth and children’s programs.

The play this year is “The Foreigner”, described as a charming and outrageously funny comedy about the magic of kindness with a hilarious climax and heart-warming ending. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling in 360-714-8156 in advance.

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Dare to Dream Gala

04/17/2015 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Best Western Lakeway Inn
714 Lakeway Dr

The Dare to Dream Gala is an evening of inspiration to benefit Engedi Refuge Ministries: The Leading Restoration Program in the Pacific Northwest for Survivors of Human Trafficking. Dare to Dream is Friday, April 17th at the Best Western Plus Lakeway. After doors open at 6pm, the evening includes cocktail hour, a silent auction, live music from award winning classical violinist Swil Kanim, dinner, and dancing! The keynote speaker this year with be a survivor of trafficking.

Tickets: $75 per person
Purchase tickets at www.engedirefuge.com or call (360) 922-7600

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities Available.
Contact Audrey at engedi.giving@gmail.com

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Brester’s Fight for Life Benefit Dinner & Auction

04/18/2015 - 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm at St. Joseph Center
1321 E. Division St

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American Legion Spring Bazaar

04/25/2015 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at American Legion Post 86
4580 Legion Dr

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Veterans’ Benefits Event

04/25/2015 - 10:00 am at Deming Library
5044 Mt. Baker Highway

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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12th Annual Red Raider Baseball Golf Tournament

04/26/2015 - 8:30 am - 6:00 pm at Sudden Valley Golf Course
4 Clubhouse Cir

The 12th Annual Red Raider Baseball Golf Tournament is Sunday, April 26th at Sudden Valley Golf Course. It’s a 4-man scramble style tournament that benefits the Bellingham High School Baseball Team. Cost is $300 per team. Price includes greens fee, cart, and Salmon BBQ after the tournament is complete. There are prizes for closest-to-pin, longest drive, special hole-in-one prizes, as well as prizes for the top 3 teams.

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Ferndale Band Boosters: Trinkets and Treasures Show

05/02/2015 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Ferndale High School
5830 Golden Eagle Drive

The Ferndale High School Band Booster is hosting their annual Trinkets and Treasures Show at the Ferndale HS gym on May 2 from 9am to 3pm.  We are looking for vendors i.e. crafters, artists, businesses and non-profit org.  If you would like to be a vendor, please contact deannakaech@gmail.com.  If you know of anyone who would like to be a vendor, please let them know.  We would so appreciate it.  Thanks!!!

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Downtown Bellingham Wine Walk

05/08/2015 - All Day

This May, come to downtown Bellingham and enjoy a self-guided wine tasting tour!

How does a Wine Walk work?

Attendees will grab their maps and wristbands at the Downtown Visitors Center at 1306 Commercial St. and visit 10 participating venues, with each one hosting a different Washington winery. Sample endless wines, and at the end of the night return to the Visitors Center to purchase full bottles of your favorites!

Participating venues include:

The Bureau of Historical Investigation
Downtown Emporium
Garys’ Mens and Womens Wear
Greenhouse
Ideal – Carefully Curated Goods
Kids Northwest
LuLu wonderful things
Mi Shoes
Naked Clothing
Otion: The Soap Bar
Spruce

Tickets are $20/$25 day of, and go on sale April 3. They will be available online and at participating venues.

Cheers!

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SAY “CHEESE!” Pet Photography Class

05/16/2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Whatcom Humane Society
2172 Division Street

Ever wonder how people get fantastic photos of their pets? How do they get animals to sit so still and look at the camera? Learn to take amazing photos of pets from Brooke Mallory Photography at the Whatcom Humane Society.

This class is perfect for all skill levels- from the beginner looking for a place to start to the more advanced photographer wanting to perfect their animal handling skills in front of the camera! Class is FREE but registration is required. To register, call 360-733-2080 ext. 3116 or email outreach@whatcomhumane.org

*Please do NOT bring animals to class!

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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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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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