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Bellingham Public Library

The Bellingham Public Library is so much more than a place to check out books! We have other events all the time for all ages… even adults!

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Heritage Flight Museum

Our aircraft may be ‘vintage’ but given their rare and precious status, rest assured that they are meticulously maintained and carefully flown. Our pilots have thousands of flight hours between them and more experience in these aircraft than most. We love our aircraft, the history that they represent, and we relish the opportunity to share our passion with our visitors.

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2014/15 Royal Ballet Cinema Season

Fathom Events and the Royal Opera House partner again to present the 2014/2015 Royal Ballet Cinema Season offering five specially curated titles from October through May, four of which will be captured live from London shown at Barkley Village Regal Cinemas. 

Show dates & times:

“Manon” –  October 16 at 12:55 p.m.

“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” – December 16 at 7:00 p.m.

“The Winter’s Tale” – February 17 at TBD

“Swan Lake” – March 19 at TBD

“La Fille Mal Gardee” – May 5 at TBD

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Eagle Watching in Skagit County

Mt. Baker Ranger District volunteers are stationed at three stops along Highway 20 to provide information and to facilitate eagle viewing!

–Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center at Howard Miller Steelhead Park (52809 Rockport Park Road) in Rockport. (Weekdays through January 2nd: 10am-4pm; Saturdays and Sundays through January 31st: 10am-4pm)

Rockport State Park (51095 Highway 20) in Rockport. (Fridays-through-Sundays through February 15th: 10am-2pm)

Marblemount Fish Hatchery (8319 Fish Hatchery Road) in Marblemount. (Daily: 8am-4:30pm)

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Raptor ID & Behavior Class

This class will fill up quickly. Register now to guarantee your spot. Cost of class is $175. Class meets at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship. Field trip location will be announced at class, as will a choice of days.

Whatcom and Skagit counties are home to many loyal Bud Anderson followers. They will travel great distances to attend his classes, and with good reason. Blending wonderful, delightful and edge of your seat stories gleaned from years of up close and personal experience with unarguably the world’s fiercest birds, an approachable teaching style that draws in the beginner birder and satisfies the seasoned, topped with a poet’s sensibilities and your favorite uncle’s wry and witty delivery, Bud Anderson does not disappoint.

His Western Washington Raptor Identification and Behavior class is attended by people who return again and again, year after year. Whatcom Land Trust is proud to sponsor this class. And we would be remiss if we didn’t let you know that it fills up quickly.

If you are wondering about the photo of Bud standing on the tarmac with a raptor andan airplane, you may be happy and pleased to know that Bud launched a visionary program at Sea-Tac Airport. The program has saved the lives of hundreds of raptors and has gained international recognition.

For more information about the Sea-Tac Airport project and Bud Anderson’s work with raptors, visit Falcon Research Group online atwww.frg.org

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National outreach programs hope to turn kids on to an old art form and injecting an aging, shrinking fan base with new life.

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving works with Uber to establish ride service rights in cities around the world.

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As gas prices drop, Americans favor oil exports

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A new poll shows Americans are more likely than ever to favor easing a ban on exporting crude oil.

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Feds say Obamacare could affect nearly a third of taxpayers

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Up to four percent of Americans are expected to pay a penalty for failing to obtain health coverage last year.

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Obama budget proposes spending lift for military, domestic programs

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The fiscal 2016 budget, which the White House intends to unveil on Monday, would fund a host of programs that Republicans are unlikely to support.

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1 in 5 U.S. children rely on food stamps

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The number of children relying on food stamps spiked to 16 million last year, signaling a lopsided economic recovery.

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Bill would grant war powers to fight Islamic State militants

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The top Democrat on the House intelligence panel is introducing a bill to authorize war against ISIS.

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Stanford eases past short-handed Washington

Stanford head coach Johnny Dawkins yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against DePaul on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Rosemont, Ill.

Anthony Brown scored 23 points and Stanford took advantage of Washington's depleted inside game for an 84-74 victory Wednesday night.

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Full health: Entire Seattle roster participates in practice

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All-Pros Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman were full participants as the Seattle Seahawks held their first full Super Bowl practice of the week.

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Irving scores 55, leads Cavs past Blazers for 8th win in row minus LeBron

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving celebrates after making a 3-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 14, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Cleveland won 103-94.

Irving buried a 3-pointer with 6.4 seconds left in the game to break a 94-94 tie and eventually win the game.

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Lynch’s next scripted answer: ‘You know why I’m here’

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch sets his timer for five minutes at a news conference for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Phoenix. The Seahawks play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.

The only time he had a different answer was when he was asked what music he'll listen to pregame before facing the New England Patriots on Sunday at the Super Bowl. He said "new song. Marshawn. You know why I'm here."

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Seattle Storm trade with Connecticut for No. 3 pick

Seattle Storm guard Noelle Quinn (45), forward Camille Little (20) and guard Tanisha Wright (30) walk off the court for a timeout during the second half of a WNBA basketball game against the Washington Mystics Saturday, May 24, 2014 in Washington. The Storm won 73-65.

The Storm have traded Camille Little and Shekinna Stricklen to the Sun for the third and 15th picks in the upcoming WNBA draft and Renee Montgomery.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Teacher’s ‘Uptown Funk’ dance gets an A+

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A theater teacher at a Dallas high school proves he - and his students - have got some serious moves.

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Tom Petty has ‘no hard feelings’ toward Sam Smith

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Lee Daniels wants Denzel on ‘Empire’

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The Hollywood moviemaker wants the Oscar winner to join the cast for a cameo appearance.

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Taylor Swift trademarks ‘1989’ phrases

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You can't use "This Sick Beat" or "Cause We Never Go Out Of Style" without the pop star's permission.

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Sam Smith hopes to lose Grammy to Beyoncé

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The breakout star's debut record, "In The Lonely Hour," is nominated for Album of the Year.

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‘Downton Abbey’ ending after 6 seasons

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The period drama, which was first broadcast in 2010, will reportedly draw to a close this year.

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Not so fast Lindsay: Lohan’s ‘community service’ challenged

Actress Lindsay Lohan addresses reporters during a news conference at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Park City, Utah. Producer Randall Emmett and Lohan announced the forthcoming production of a new film, "Inconceivable," in which Lohan will star and co-produce.

Officials are investigating whether the actress claimed a "meet-and-greet" with fans as part of her court-ordered community service.

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