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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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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.

Downtown Sounds Concert Lineup

07/01/2015 - 07/29/2015 - 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Downtown Bellingham
1300 Bay Street

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership has announced their lineup for the 2015 Downtown Sounds Outdoor Summer Concert Series:

July 1– Third World with Yogoman

July 8– Acorn Project with McTuff

July 15– Polecat with The New Triumph

July 22– Ayron Jones and the Way with Scott Pemberton Trio

July 29– Five Alarm Funk with Baby Cakes

Along with the music, Downtown Sounds includes food vendors, a kids corner, and a beer garden for attendees that are 21+.

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16th Annual Miles For Memories 5k Walk/Run

08/08/2015 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at Fairhaven Village Green
Tenth St. and Mill Ave.

The 16th Annual Miles for Memories 5k Walk/Run is Saturday, August 8 from 8:00am – 12:00pm at Fairhaven Village Green. This year’s theme is ‘Whatcom Stampede’, so show up dressed in your best Western gear!

Registration opens at 8am, festivities begin at 8:30, and the race gun will go off at 9am.
Families, teams, and dogs are all welcome to participate to raise Alzheimer’s awareness in our community.

Online Registration:
Individual Registration
Family Registration (up to 4 registrants)
Team Regsitration (up to 10 registrants at a time)

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Putts Fore Pets Golf Tournament

08/20/2015 - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Bellingham Golf & Country Club
3729 Meridian St

Whatcom Humane Society’s Putts Fore Pets Golf Tournament is Thursday, August 20th at Bellingham Golf & Country Club. Driving Range opens at 12:00, Shotgun Start 1:00. The tournament includes a Hole in One Contest and great raffles and prizes, plus a buffet dinner following the tournament. 4 person team-$500 registration

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