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MegaZapper at the Spark Museum

05/07/2016 - 12/31/2016 - 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention
1312 Bay St

Did you know the SPARK Museum in Bellingham is home to one of the largest Tesla coil ‘lighting machines’ in the country? Get up close and personal 4 million volts of loose electricity with shows on Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30pm.

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Cinco de Mayo Benefit for Sean Humphrey House

05/07/2016 - 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Four Points by Sheraton
714 Lakeway Drive

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FREE Days at State Parks

05/08/2016 - 12/11/2016 - All Day at

Visit Washington state parks for free on specific days in 2016! The Discover Pass is not required to visit state parks on free days.

The 2016 State Parks free days are as follows:

Jan. 1: State Parks’ First Day Hikes
Jan. 17-18: Martin Luther King Day
March 19: State Parks’ 103rd birthday
March 26: Saturday Spring Day
April 22: Earth Day
May 8: Sunday Spring Day
June 4: National Trails Day
June 11: National Get Outdoors Day
Aug. 25: National Park Service Birthday
Sept. 24: National Public Lands Day
Nov. 11: Veterans Day

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

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Lake McMurray Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Sale

05/13/2016 - 05/14/2016 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Lake McMurray Fire Department
22790 Front St.

Beautiful vegetable & flower plants, vendors from all over the county & delicious baked goods are waiting for you at the 3rd annual Lake McMurray Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Plant, Craft, and Bake sale. Proceeds go towards supporting the Lake McMurray Fire Department. Only 5 miles off I-5, or a leisurely drive down SR 9!

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Art Education & Family Night

05/13/2016 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Boundary Bay Brewery
1107 Railroad Ave

Allied Arts of Whatcom County invites all families and art supporters to celebrate arts education with food, music, and family fun! This night will provide hands-on activities as well as lively music performances by Soul Shadows and Sweet Invicta to celebrate National Arts Education month and art education in the Whatcom County Schools. Come celebrate your passion for the arts!

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Bellingham Wine Walk

05/13/2016 - 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Downtown Bellingham
1300 Bay Street

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership (DBP) has announced the hosts for its second annual Downtown Wine Walk. On Friday, May 13th, various downtown retailers will host wineries from around the state. Attendees will receive a commemorative glass and fifteen tasting tickets, and for four hours be able to sample wine from the following downtown stores: Backcountry Essentials, The Bureau of Historical Investigation, Downtown Emporium, Fringe Boutique, Garys’ Mens and Womens Wear, Greenhouse, Heroine Clothing, Ideal, Kids Northwest, Lisa Crosier Skincare, Mi Shoes, Novato, Otion: The Soap Bar, Spruce, and Third Planet.

Tickets are on sale now online. People are encouraged to buy tickets early as this event sold out last year. For questions about the event, email lindsey@downtownbellingham.com

Apollo 8 Astronauts at Heritage Flight Museum

05/14/2016 - All Day at Heritage Flight Museum
15053 Crosswind Dr

On May 14th the Apollo 8 astronauts will reunite for the first time in nearly a decade for ‘An Evening With Apollo 8; Reigniting the Fire,’ at the Heritage Flight Museum. This once in a lifetime opportunity is a fundraising event to support the museum’s mission to honor Veterans and keep history alive. Event attendees will get to spend this intimate evening with Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell & Bill Anders. David Hartman, journalist and actor, will serve as the program moderator, leading the conversation and discussion. The evening will include a reception with appetizers, dinner and dessert.

Tickets to the event range from $1000 per person up to $10,000 per couple to sit with one of the astronauts for dinner. Tickets available online beginning February 22, 2016. To learn more about this event, and exclusive sponsor opportunities, visit HFM’s website.

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Roar & Soar 5K

05/14/2016 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at Lynden High School
1201 Bradley Rd

The 2016 Roar & Soar 5K is May 14th at Lynden High School. The Lion Cub Dash starts at 8:00am followed by the 5k at 8:30am. This is an all community and family fun-filled event where all proceeds will go to volunteer teams at Fisher, Isom, & Vossbeck Elementary Schools to benefit the children. All ages are welcome!

Day of Race packet pickup: 7:00am – 8:15am; Lynden High School parking lot
Pre-Race packet pickup: Friday, May 13; 3-7pm; Lynden High School parking lot
Parking: LHS parking lot as well as Street parking.

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Bay View Women’s Run & Walk

05/14/2016 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Padilla Bay Interpretive Center
10441 Bayview Edison Road

The 34th Annual Bay View Women’s Run & Walk is Saturday, May 14th.  All are invited to run or walk to help address domestic violence, sexual assault and women’s health issues. This year the 2 mile Run & Walk, 5K and 10K Runs will start from a new venue, the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center in Bay View.

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‘Schoolhouse Rock, Jr.’ at Meridian Middle School

05/17/2016 - 05/18/2016 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Meridian Middle School
861 Ten Mile Road

Meridian Middle School presents ‘Schoolhouse Rock, Jr.’ on May 17th & 18th at 7pm in the Meridian High School Auditorium. Admission is $5.00 per person or $15.00 for families of 4 or more.

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