Ferndale High School Theatre presents “Mary Poppins”

03/05/2015 - 03/14/2015 - 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm at Ferndale High School
5830 Golden Eagle Drive

The Ferndale High School drama department presents  “Mary Poppins”!

Show dates: March 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14 at 7:30pm. There is also a 1:30pm performance on the 14.

Tickets available at Ferndale High School.



Blended Families Conference

03/06/2015 - 03/07/2015 - 12:00 am at Power to Change Headquarters
20385 64 Ave

Blended Family Conference Hosted by FamilyLife Canada March 6th & 7th at the Langley, BC Power to Change Headquarters.

Tackle the Unique Challenges of Blended Families with Ron Deal – family therapist, re-marriage expert, and best selling author of the Smart Stepfamily. In this engaging and humorous seminar, he offers new ways to:
– Tackle the unique challenges of blended families
– Build strength and intimacy into your marriage
– Develop a game plan for successful step parenting
– Find the fun in your life together

For more information and to register online visit:
phone: 1-800-247-3180

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Elder Service Providers 20th Annual Caregiver Conference

03/06/2015 - 12:00 am at Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa
4876 Haxton Way Trail

Join Elder Service Providers in celebrating two decades of support for family and professional caregivers at the 20th Annual Caregiver Conference on Friday March 6th at the Silver Reef Events Center in Ferndale!

The 2015 Conference, entitled Up Up and Away to Happier Caregiving  will feature the return of Keynote Presenter, respected author and caregiving expert, Wendy Lustbader;  whose rich experience and expertise kicked off the very first Elder Service Provider conference in 1995. Education and support for family caregivers of loved ones with debilitating diseases continue to be a focus of this year’s conference, however professional caregivers will benefit from the same information while earning Continuing Education Credits (4 CEUs) required by the state of Washington.

Plan to attend on March 6th, and register  now for this year’s exciting celebration of Caregiving at , or call 360-393-1974 for more information.

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‘Sweet Sounds’ Dessert Fundraiser

03/06/2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Squalicum High School
3773 E McLeod Rd.

‘Sweet Sounds’ is a dessert auction supporting the Squalicum High School Band in their effort to raise money so all of their students will be able to attend the trip to Boston in April. They will have door prizes, snacks, some wonderful music and of course some amazing desserts to bid on all for a great cause. Tickets are $10 dollars each.

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The Music Man at Bellingham High School

03/06/2015 - 03/15/2015 - All Day at Bellingham High School Theatre
2020 Cornwall Ave

A treasured and timeless favorite, Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” will march onto the stage at Bellingham High School for six rousing performances that will prove a delight for the whole family. This beloved Tony Award winner is the tale of “Professor” Harold Hill, a traveling salesman who, with his sidekick Marcellus Washburn, cons the residents of a 1915 Iowa town by masquerading as a bandleader. Hill persuades the townsfolk to pay him to create a boys’ marching band, including uniforms, instruments and instruction, though he actually has no musical ability and plans to skip town with the cash. His plan is foiled when romance blooms unexpectedly between the lovable swindler and the local librarian, Marian Paroo. Audiences will recognize the show’s many popular songs such as “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Til There Was You,” “Ya Got Trouble,” and “Good Nigh t My Someone” — not to mention “Lida Rose” and other barbershop favorites. A large cast of exceptionally talented students features a few in shared lead roles, giving rise to alternating casts (“Red Cast” on March 6, 8, 14, “White Cast” on March 7, 13, 15).

Friday and Saturday, March 6th, 7th, 13th, & 14th at 7 pm. Sunday, March 8 & 15 at 2 pm.

Tickets are general seating, $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and will be on sale at the BHS ASB office, Village Books in Fairhaven, and at the door. Advance purchase is recommended for this popular event.


Animals as Natural Therapy Fundraiser

03/07/2015 - 12:00 am at Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa
4876 Haxton Way Trail

Animals as Natural Therapy is holding their fundraiser A Night of Mystery on Saturday, March 7th from 5-11pm. This gala is their major fundraiser for programs and the staff, and a time to share stories of healing and hope

Bid in the intriguing silent and live auctions! Solve the perplexing Horse Heist Whodunit Mystery! Take your chances in the unique and imaginative raffles! Savor a delicious plated dinner and incredible dessert! Dance the night away to live music from a Northwest band called The Walrus!


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 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, 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.


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.


Wings Over Water Birding Festival

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

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 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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