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All-Ages “Funtivities”!

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
at Western Washington University
516 High Street

Western Washington University Youth Programs is hosting a free Holiday “Funtivities” Celebration–featuring origami ornaments, Kwanzaa mkeka hats; Hanukkah tissue paper sun catchers; handprint paper wreaths; cookie decorating; board games; face painting and more–in Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

Parents are welcome to drop off their children for holiday crafts, games, snacks and movies under the supervision of  the Youth Programs staff…or to stay and take part!

Also, there’s a silent auction, benefiting the Dollars For Scholars program.

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Free Community Meal

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
at United Church Of Ferndale
2034 Washington Street

United Church Of Ferndale is hosting a Free Community Meal. (384-1422 or fcm.ferndale@gmail.com)

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Haynie Opry: Christmas Carols And Lunch

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 11:00 am
at The Haynie Opry
3344 Haynie Road

Haynie Opry is hosting a Christmas Lunch…with Christmas carols! Light finger foods and refreshments will be served, followed by songs of the season performed by Matt Audette And The Circle Of Friends Band. Admission is $15.

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Marblemount Fish Hatchery Tours

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
at Marblemount Fish Hatchery
8319 Fish Hatchery Road

Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group invites you to tour the fish hatchery at Marblemount. You’ll learn about hatchery operations; the salmon life cycle and the habitat needs of salmon and other local wildlife. (Saturdays and Sundays, now through February 7th)

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Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center Guided Walks

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 11:00 am
at Howard Miller Steelhead Park
52809 Rockport Park Road

Trained naturalists from Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center invite you to take part in “Eagle Ecology” walks near Skagit River–Saturdays and Sundays (December 20th-January 31st)

The Center also features guest speakers, a warm fire, refreshments and a gift shop!

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Pacific Arts Market In Sunset Square

Sunday, December 21st 2014 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
at Sunset Square
1125 East Sunset Drive

You’re invited to shop local and handmade this holiday season–at the 18th annual Pacific Arts Market in Bellingham’s Sunset Square (Suite 115). The Market will feature the work of local artists and crafters–jewelry, fine art, photography, textiles, home decor, paper crafts, specialty foods and much more! There’s also live music and artist demonstrations.

Pacific Arts Market is open the three weekends before Christmas: December 5th-7th; 12th-14th and 19th-21st. 

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Rockport State Park Guided Walks

Sunday, December 21st 2014 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
at Rockport State Park
51095 Highway 20

Trained naturalists from Rockport State Park invite you to join them for guided hikes–focusing on old growth forest, eagle habitat and more–Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (December 5th-February 15th)

You can also take part in craft activities and warm up by a crackling fire!

(A Washington State Discover Pass is required. An ADA accessible trail is available)

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Winter Solstice Concert: Stanley Greenthal Ensemble

Sunday, December 21st 2014 - 7:00 pm
at Firehouse Performing Arts Center
1314 Harris Avenue

You’re invited to celebrate Winter Solstice with traditional and original tunes, songs and poetry–performed by Stanley Greenthal Ensemble. The program will feature new instrumental compositions and unusual arrangements of seasonal songs not heard at other holiday concerts! Admission is $15 for adults/$6 for ages 6 to 17.

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“Love La Conner For The Holidays”

Monday, December 22nd 2014 - All Day

La Conner Chamber Of Commerce invites you to Love La Conner This Holiday Season–with a Holiday Passport contest (11/25-12/22); a holiday craft fair (11/29 and 30); a concert (11/30); breakfast with Santa (12/6); Kiwanis Holiday Craft Bazaar (12/6); a Christmas Tree Lighting (12/6), a Lighted Boat Parade (12/13) and lots more! Click here for information.

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Toys For Tots: New Location!

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014 - All Day

For families in need of toys: Toys For Tots is in a new location this year–in the former liquor store in Lakeway Center (1022 Lakeway Drive) in Bellingham. For more information email d.a.mcmaster@att.net)

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