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Veteran’s Benefit Event

03/07/2015 - 10:00 am at Lynden Public Library
216 4th St

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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Organized Bride Spring Bridal Show

03/08/2015 - 11:30 am - 4:30 pm at Ferndale Events Center
5715 Barrett Road

On Sunday, March 8th, it’s the Organized Bride Spring Bridal Show at the Ferndale Events Center sponsored by The Simply Organized Bride.com, Pacific Party Canopies and Baker Creek Place. Get advice from over 40 of the area’s most talented local wedding experts, taste delicious samples of appetizers and cakes, and listen to great music.

Brides and Grooms may enter to win one of over $3,000 in fabulous door prizes, including an overnight stay, dinner & spa package at Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa. Ample free parking is available.

The $10 admission fee includes a delicious luncheon buffet by Memorable Events & Catering, belly dance demonstration and lessons by Flow Motion, and a bridal fashion show by Gown and Glove Bridal Consignment. Children 12 and under are free. A free .pdf copy of “The Simply Organized Bride” wedding planning guide will be emailed with every online pre-registration. Pre-register HERE. You may also pay at the door by cash or check.

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Recreation Northwest Expo

03/12/2015 - 12:00 am at Best Western Lakeway Inn
714 Lakeway Dr

The Recreation Northwest Expo is Thursday, March 12th at the Best Western Lakeway Inn at 4pm. Bring your friends and family to check out the EXPO Exhibitors- the best and the brightest in the local and regional outdoor recreation scene. This is your chance to connect with the resources you need for a healthy year ahead. The Expo has some great featured speakers at 7pm.

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Wings Over Water Birding Festival

03/13/2015 - 03/15/2015 - All Day

Wings Over Water Birding Festival celebrates the incredible variety of migratory birds that visit Blaine, Semiahmoo, Birch Bay, and Drayton Harbor with field trips, nature cruises, wildlife demonstrations, arts & crafts, kid’s activities, expert wildlife speakers and more!  The 2015 Festival will take place on March 13, 14 & 15 in Blaine, Birch Bay and Semiahmoo.  For more details and a complete schedule of activities, go to  www.wingsoverwaterbirdingfestival.com or call 360-543-9982.

Joe Meche, pictured above, is a writer and photographer who has been watching birds for over 60 years.  He currently serves as the North Cascades Institute’s Birding Programs Coordinator. He has written more than 100 articles for Whatcom Watch as well as a monthly column about birds, Beaks and Bills.  He has been a featured speaker at Wings Over Water Birding Festival for the last 13 years.  Joe will also be offering a digiscoping class as well as a presentation on Baja Birding, at the 13th annual Wings Over Water Festival

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Dance Gallery’s 24th Annual Spring Concert

03/13/2015 - 03/15/2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Firehouse Performing Arts Center
1314 Harris Avenue

Local performing group Dance Gallery’s 24th annual spring concert will feature dance works by local and national choreographers at 7:30 p.m., March 13 and 14 and at 5 p.m., March 15 at the Firehouse Performing Arts Centerin Fairhaven. There is a special $5 student and family preview at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 11.

The concert will include the premiere of a piece by Seattle-based dancer/choreographer Wade Madsen, a dance professor at Cornish College of the Arts. Other guest artists include Western Washington University dance instructor Susan Haines, dancer/choreographer Nancy Cranbourne of Boulder, Colo., and Jianna Zhang of Bellingham Silk Road Dancers.

The event includes a silent auction to raise funds for the non-profit arts group. A free reception after the Sunday, March 15, performance at the Firehouse will feature refreshments and is open to the public.

Tickets are $12 and are available at the Community Food Coop, Village Books, www.brownpapertickets.com and at the door. Call 676-4113 for ticket information.

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FREE Days at State Parks

03/19/2015 - 11/11/2015 - All Day

Visit Washington state parks for free on specific days in 2015! The Discover Pass is not required to visit state parks on free days.

The 2015 State Parks free days are as follows:

January 1 – (Thursday) New Year’s Day and State Parks’ First Day Hikes Day
January 18 and 19 – (Sunday and Monday) Martin Luther King Jr. Day
March 19 – (Thursday) Washington State Parks’ 102nd birthday
April 4 – (Saturday) A springtime free Saturday
April 22 – (Wednesday) Earth Day
May 10 – (Sunday) A springtime free Sunday
June 6 – (Saturday) National Trails Day
June 13 – (Saturday) National Get Outdoors Day
August 25 – (Tuesday) National Park Service 99th birthday
September 26 – (Saturday) National Public Lands Day
November 11 – (Wednesday) Veterans Day

More information about the Discover Pass is at www.discoverpass.wa.gov. 

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Woof & Whiskers Luncheon

03/20/2015 - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm at Northwood Hall
3240 Northwest Ave

Please join the Whatcom Humane Society and fellow supporters in honoring Maplewood Animal Hospital for their longtime and generous support of the domestic and native wild animals in WHS care. The Woof & Whiskers Luncheon is Friday, March 20th from 12-1:30pm at Northwood Hall.  Complimentary vegetarian lunch provided while you learn more about how WHS cares for all animals in Whatcom County.

Reservations Required, limited seating
No charge for admission. (There will be an opportunity to support WHS at the event)

Please RSVP by March 13, 2014
To Reserve your seat please call Dana Browne at 360-733-2080 x3014
or email at events@whatcomhumane.org

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Winter Farmers Market

03/21/2015 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Depot Market Square
1100 Railroad Ave

Local meats, cheeses, breads and other baked goods, produce and fruit from winter-hardy crops, soap and bath products, fabric art and other crafts, and more at the monthly Winters Farmers Market from 10am-3pm at the Depot Market Square. The market opens on a weekly basis in April.

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WeSNiP’s NOT Your Average Garage Sale

03/27/2015 - 04/05/2015 - All Day at WeSNip Garage Sale
1920 Main St. Suite 1

The WeSNiP Spring Garage Sale Fundraiser is March 27, 28, 29, and April 3, 4, 5.   This gigantic sale of donated items will cover more than 6,000 sq. ft. at their new Ferndale location just 5 minutes north of Bellingham. Artwork. Furniture. Housewares. Decor. Linens. Kids stuff,  Man Cave & tons more!  Fridays and Saturdays 9am-4pm;  Sundays 10am-2pm. For and more details visit www.WeSNiP.org and check the “Events” page or call 360-398-8262.

WeSNiP (Whatcom Education Spay & Neuter Impact Program) is in its 6th year providing free and low-cost spay and neuter services and support to Whatcom County.  This non-profit organization works with underserved communities who might not otherwise be able to afford these surgeries.

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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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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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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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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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