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.
Throwback Thursdays, downtown’s Urban Kickball League, will consist of a series of games played four consecutive Thursdays, starting May 19 at 5:30pm. The league will conclude with a final league tournament on Saturday, June 11 at 11:00am. Throwback Thursdays is designed to bring a fun and interactive atmosphere for players, families and businesses by uniting downtown’s community. The registration fee is $40 and includes a team shirt and tube socks. Registration is open and spots are available, players can register here.
On Thursday, May 26th at 6pm, Friendship House enthusiastically invites you to help celebrate 30 years of sheltering, feeding, clothing and healing … to empower those in need. The evening starts at Friendship House Cafe at 108 Snoqualmie Street in Mount Vernon, for a re-dedication to the mission and tours. From there, the celebration moves to the Lincoln Theater for hor d’oeuvres, a short video presentation, and a guest speaker. Raffle opportunities available and donations accepted.
Celebrate America’s first breed, the Morgan Horse Memorial Day weekend at the BC Morgan & Open Horse Show at the Fairgrounds in Lynden. Morgans will be shown in Englishand Western classes as well as Dressage, Carriage and Trail obstacles. Families are very welcome and admission is free! Come and meet the horse that was featured by Disney in their movie ‘Justin Morgan Had a Horse.’
Floats, marching bands, dance troupes, law enforcement, horses, clowns, the Bham SeaHawkers, and more will be walking the streets during the annual Ski to Sea weekend Blossomtime Parade on Saturday, May 28th! The parade starts at 12pm at the corner of Alabama Street and Cornwall Avenue and ends at North State and York streets. This year’s parade theme is “Making Memories” and the Grand Marshal is David “Mac” McMaster.
The smoking rate among U.S. adults has been falling steadily for decades but the latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the 2015 decline is the biggest in more than 20 years.
The head of the Transportation Security Administration said the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season.
Hundreds of protesters marched through pouring rain to call for higher wages and union rights at McDonald's Corp on Wednesday, leading the hamburger chain to shut down its headquarters a day before its annual meeting.
The first shots in a political battle over funding for a range of federal activities rang out during a congressional subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, as Republicans and Democrats took opposing stances on a budget bill for financial regulators and other agencies.