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‘August: Osage County’ at BTG

The Bellingham Theatre Guild is proud to present “August: Osage County” by Tracy Letts, directed by Marla Bronstein. This Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play, widely considered to be one of the most important works of the 21 Century, runs April 22nd to May 8th at at the BTG. (Note that this play carries content and language warnings; please see the website or call the ticket office for details).

Show times are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, with 2:00 pm matinees on Sundays. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors 62+ and students. Ticketing is available online or 1:00 to 6:00 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays at the Guild Box Office.

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Improvathon at The Upfront

The Improvathon is back and better than ever! Improvisers from The Upfront Theatre will perform 27 straight hours of improv on stage starting Friday, April 29th at 8pm and ending 27 hours later, Saturday April 30th at 11pm with a new show starts nearly every hour, including The Upfront’s most popular formats.

Local non-profits will also be participating by trying to log as many hours in the audience as possible for their organization. There are prizes this year for the top three non-profits.

Improvathon tickets are available online for the opening and closing performances, as well as “Hardcore” and “VIP” passes.  Shows from midnight to 6pm on Saturday only cost $5 and will be available only at the door throughout the event, based on availability.  Individual shows are $5 or $12 depending on the hour, the “Stay as Long as You Can” pass is $20, a “HARDCORE” pass is $50, and “VIP” pass is $75.

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Apple Blossom & Honey Bee Festival

It’s an all-day benefit for the bees on Saturday, April 30th at Bellewood Acres! The Apple Blossom & Honey Bee Festival includes a 5K run, seminars & demos, a ‘Queen of the Sun’ movie screening, a Pearl Django concert, family photos and more! (There is a cover charge for some events)

Register for the 5K at online@bellewoodfarms.com. Your $20 entry benefits WSU Bee Research.

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Community Pancake Breakfast

Fundraiser breakfast serving pancakes (blueberry or regular) or French Toast, with blueberry sauce, eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Open to the public, all ages. Prepared and served by volunteers to benefit senior programs and services at the Lynden Senior/Community Center. $5 for adults, $3 for children.

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Birchwood Garden Club’s 24th Annual Plant Sale

Birchwood Garden Club’s 24th Annual Plant Sale will be held Saturday, April 30th from 9am-12pm in the lower level conference room of The Bellingham Central Library. Annuals, perennials, indoor plants and veggie starts, pots, books and choice selections from members gardens will be available at the sale. Come early for best selection! Proceeds from the sale benefit numerous community organizations including maintenance of The Whatcom Museum and Bellingham Public Library gardens along with donations of gardening literature for both adults and children.

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