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 for more information.

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Whatcom Day Academy Golf Tournament

05/30/2015 - All Day at North Bellingham Golf Course
205 W Smith Rd

Round up some golf buddies for the 2nd Annual Whatcom Day Academy Benefit Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 30th at North Bellingham Golf Course. Registration and pre-game fun starts at 11:30am, with a 1:30pm shotgun start.

18 four-person teams – open to all. $100 per golfer (includes 18 holes of golf, power cart, dinner and plenty of fun for everyone). Space is limited so sign up early! Registration deadline is Friday, May 15th or until all the spots are filled.


Little Shop of Horrors presented by BAAY Repertory Theatre

06/04/2015 - 06/19/2015 - All Day at BAAY Theatre
1059 N. State Street

BAAY Repertory Theatre (ages 13 to 15) presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors.’

This will be a top-notch show, pushing the envelope for young peoples’ theatre! Edited for audiences of all ages.

Staff: David Post, director/musical director, Lisa Markowitz, choreographer.

• Fri 5/8/15 at 7pm 
• Sat 5/9/15 at 2pm and 7pm 
• Sun 5/10/15 at 2pm 
• Fri 5/15/15 at 7pm 
• Sat 5/16/15 at 2pm and 7pm 
• Sun 5/17/15 at 2pm 
• Fri 5/22/15 at 7pm 
• Sat 5/23/15 at 2pm and 7pm 
• Sun 5/24/15 at 2pm 
• Fri 5/29/15 at 7pm 
• Sat 5/30/15 at 2pm and 7pm 
• Sun 5/31/15 at 2pm

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FREE Days at State Parks

06/06/2015 - 11/11/2015 - All Day at

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 

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San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour

06/06/2015 - 06/07/2015 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at

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 and at many businesses in Friday Harbor.

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‘Music Moves Me’ Fundraiser

06/06/2015 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at Boundary Bay Brewery
1107 Railroad Ave

Music Moves Me is an all age’s fundraiser and instrument drive at Boundary Bay Brewery on Saturday, June 6th. The day includes entertainment from local bands Black Beast Revival, The Naughty Blokes and Sweet Invicta.  Admission is $5 (13 and under free) or free admission with a donated musical instrument that can be used by a young music student in Bellingham Public Schools! All funds collected will go toward providing additional instructors for 6th grade band classes at the beginning of the school year, fostering student progress on their new instruments. This fund will honor longtime Bellingham-based musician Ray Downey.


NBT Season Finale: Sleeping Beauty!

06/06/2015 - 06/07/2015 - 7:00 pm at Mount Baker Theatre
104 N Commercial St

A curse, a kiss, and magic! John Bishop’s production of The Sleeping Beauty, set to the magnificent Tchaikovsky score and true to the choreography of Marius Petipa, sets the stage magnificently for Northwest Ballet Theater’s 16th season finale. One of the most loved ballets of all time, Bishop’s choreographic enhancements deliver a very personal, magical touch. The result is a fresh and fiery fairy tale replete with stunning scenery and spectacular costumes sure to wow both children and adults alike. Formed in 1999 by Artistic Director John Bishop, NBT has established itself as one of Washington’s leading ballet troupes by building a regional reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and depth.

NBT will present this re-imagined work June 6th (7:30pm) and 7th (2pm) at the Mt. Baker Theatre in Bellingham, and June 13th, at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon. Julie Heffner will make her debut as Aurora and will be gallantly partnered by John Bishop, who will dance the role of Prince Florimund. Delci Syvertson, who has danced several dramatic roles for NBT recently, will dance the role of Maleficent, the evil witch who curses Aurora and her parents’ kingdom to a 100-year sleep. Other prominent performers include Chloe Johnston (Lilac Fairy), Hailey Forsberg (Diamond Fairy & Princess Florine), Henry Winslow (Bluebird) and Emily DesChane, Sion Calabretta, Anna Rombold, Abbey Monson, Sophia Kongshaug, Kaarina Martilla, Ona Underwood and Annie Uribe as soloist fairies. Julia Schwartz and Alena Russell will perform the Puss and Boots duet and Joanna Pederson, Ally Rose and Kari Thordarson dance a fairy pas de trois.


Shrek, The Musical

06/11/2015 - 06/28/2015 - All Day at Claire vg Thomas Theatre
655 Front Street

The Claire vg Thomas Theatre in Lynden will be rocking with the HUGELY entertaining SHREK THE MUSICAL. The play is based on the well-known movie Shrek, and features a large cast dancing and singing their way through the adventures of the big green ogre and a fantastic array of characters. Don’t miss this fabulously costumed shrek-tacular which promises ogre-sized family fun as the greatest fairy tale never told comes to life in Lynden! If you liked the movie, you will love this play! The play runs June 11th-June 28th. Performances are Thursday & Friday at 7:30, Saturday & Sunday at 2:00 pm. Prices: Adults $12.00, Students and Seniors (62+) $10.00, Children (ages 3 – 8) $8.00.

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Ballet Bellingham Presents: Peter Pan

06/13/2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Mount Baker Theatre
104 N Commercial St

Venture into Neverland with Ballet Bellingham as they present their rendition of this classic fairy tale. Join Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell, and the Lost Boys as they outwit the nefarious Captain Hook. Ballet Bellingham’s version of this whimsical favorite is complete with pirates, a ticking crocodile, fairies, mermaids, and a host of memorable characters. With original choreography by Artistic Director Jessica Crook, a beautiful score, and stunning costumes, Peter Pan is sure to be a hit with all ages. Reserved seating: $10. Tickets available at, by phone at (360) 734-6080, or in person at the theater box office.

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Father’s Day Car Show

06/21/2015 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at BelleWood Acres
6140 Guide Meridian Rd.,

Gear Heads of Whatcom County presents a Father’s Day Car Show on Sunday, June 21st from 9am-3pm at Bellwood Acres. Bring your dad for some live music, BBQ, raffles, and more.  If you’d like to show off your ride, register your car HERE.

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