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Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour

Saturday, May 23rd 2015 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

More than forty artists and craftspeople will present their work at over 23 locations around Lummi Island May 23rd and 24th. Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour showcases paintings, drawings, quilts, sculpture, stonework, woodwork and much more. Click here for a list of artists and locations.

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Ski To Sea “Park And Ride” Service

Sunday, May 24th 2015 - 11:30 am - 7:15 pm

Whatcom Transportation Authority is providing Park-N-Ride bus service to Fairhaven. (The Red Line (Route 401) will also offer service every thirty-minutes)

Free shuttle parking is available at Western Washington University’s “Lot C” on Bill McDonald Parkway, at West College Way. Buses will leave the parking lot every fifteen-minutes. Riders pay one-dollar per trip. (WTA bus passes are also accepted)

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Memorial Day Ceremony–Sunnyland

Monday, May 25th 2015 - 9:00 am - 10:00 am
at Sunnyland Park
2800 James Street

Albert J Hamilton American Legion Post #7 is hosting a Memorial Day Service–featuring Master Of Ceremonies Father Charles Whitemore; Guest Speaker Senior Chief Petty Officer Craig Johnson, USN Retired and Vocalist Sonia Alexis; with music provided by Bellingham High School Alumni Band.

Also, Ferndale’s Greenacres Memorial Park & Cemetery (5700 Northwest Drive) is hosting a Festival Of Flags at 2pm. 

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Memorial Day Ceremony–Bayview

Monday, May 25th 2015 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
at Bayview Cemetery
1420 Woburn Street

Albert J Hamilton American Legion Post #7 is hosting a Memorial Day Service–featuring Master Of Ceremonies Father Charles Whitemore; Guest Speaker Senior Chief Petty Officer Craig Johnson, USN Retired and Vocalist Sonia Alexis; with music provided by Bellingham High School Alumni Band.

Following the ceremony, you’re invited to the Post Everlasting Ceremony at American Legion Post 7 (1688 West Bakerview Road). The program will feature a reading of the names of the men and women who have transferred to Post Everlasting during the past year. The program includes refreshments.

Also, Ferndale’s Greenacres Memorial Park & Cemetery (5700 Northwest Drive) is hosting a Festival Of Flags at 2pm. 

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Seeking Donations: “Keeping K-9s In Kevlar”

Tuesday, May 26th 2015 - All Day

The local group Keeping K-9s In Kevlar is raising funds to buy bullet-proof vests for Whatcom County’s four law enforcement dogs. The cost of a single vest ranges from $850-$2500. Click here to find out more or email Kendra1010@Comcast.net.

You can donate through the group’s WECU account or by dropping money in jars at participating businesses (Hardware Sales, Yeager’s, etc.)

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Seeking: Original, Short Comedy Videos

Tuesday, May 26th 2015 - All Day
at Upfront Theatre
1208 Bay Street

Bellingham’s The Upfront Theatre presents TUFF–The Upfront Film Festival–June 26th-28th. They’re accepting short comedy videos for the festival–through May 26th. Videos must be no longer than five-minutes in length. The TUFF planning committee will choose the top ten finalists, from among both international and local submissions.

Click here for details.

Bike Rides Around Skagit Valley!

Wednesday, May 27th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
at Riverfront Plaza
Main Street

Mount Vernon Downtown Association and Bike/Walk Mount Vernon present She Bikes Skagit–group bike rides to destinations around the valley–every other Wednesday, May through August, starting at Riverfront Plaza in downtown Mount Vernon. The routes are between 20-to-30 miles in length. (You can ride, or just join up at the destination at 7pm for a social hour) Helmets are required.

Upcoming destinations include:

May 27, 2015: When Pigs Fly Farm

June 10, 2015: destination to be announced

For more information call 336-3801 or email dep.mvda@gmail.com.

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Seminar: “Parenting Teens: Parenting Skills For Nurturing Independence”

Thursday, May 28th 2015 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
at Brigid Collins Family Support Center
1231 North Garden Street

Brigid Collins Family Support Center presents a Seminar–Parenting Teens: Parenting Skills For Nurturing Independence–designed to help you gain insight and to “provide strategies to help navigate the developing brain of your teen.” The cost is $15.

(Parenting seminars are regularly scheduled.  For more information click here)

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“Honk! The Musical”

Thursday, May 28th 2015 - 7:00 pm
at Squalicum High School
3773 East McLeod Road

Squalicum High School presents Honk! The Musical–based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling–May 28th, 29th and 30th. Tickets are $10 for adults/$8 for students and seniors.

“Color Me” 5K!

Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
at Lynden High School
1201 Bradley Road

You’re invited to join the fun at an untimed 5K race, benefiting Lynden Tennis teams! Wear all white…and be covered from head to toe in color by the finish line! Registration includes sunglasses, a wrist band and a color packet to throw at the color explosion at the end of the race! Register here.

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