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

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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.


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

Friday, May 29th 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

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

“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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Ayurvedic Health Center & Wellness Shop Open House

Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at Ayurvedic Health Center & Wellness Shop
203 West Holly Street, Suite 201

Ayurvedic Health Center & Wellness Shop is holding an Open House, as they bid a fond and heartfelt farewell to founder Juliet Jivanti and bestow a hearty welcome to new owner Katrina Svoboda Johnson! (Katrina is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Structural Integration Practitioner, BioSomatics Practitioner, and Massage Practitioner)

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iDiOM Theatre: “Best Of Brass Monkey”

Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 7:30 pm
at iDiOM Theater
1418 Cornwall Avenue

Bellingham’s iDiOM Theatre presents Best Of Brass Monkey–six short plays selected by audience vote! Performances run May 7th-May 30th. Tickets are $10 in advance/$12 at the door.

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“Little Shop Of Horrors”

Sunday, May 31st 2015 - 2:00 pm
at Bellingham Arts Academy For Youth
1059 North State Street

Bellingham Arts Academy For Youth presents the musical comedy Little Shop Of Horrors–featuring a talented cast of youths, ages 13 to 16–with performances running through May 31st! (There are two separate casts–one for May 8th-17th and one for May 22nd-31st) Tickets are $10 (age five and under get in free)

Performance times are: Fridays–7pm; Saturdays–2pm and 7pm; Sundays–2pm.

Bellingham Bells catcher at Joe Martin Field. August 7, 2013. (Photo - Doug Lange)

Bellingham Bells: Seeking Host Families

Monday, June 1st 2015 - 12:00 am

The Bellingham Bells are seeking host families for 35 collegiate baseball players (arriving as early as June first, from around the nation)–for three months this Summer, while they play for the team. Host families are asked to provide a clean, non-smoking, safe and pleasant environment and provide meals when the players are in town. They also ask that players have a private room or sleeping area, as well as access to a bathroom, kitchen and laundry area. Host families will receive complimentary home game tickets, as well as a fifty-percent discount on registration for the Bells’ Coaches Camp. Host families will also receive special Bells merchandise; a special night at the ballpark and more. For information call 746-0406 or email

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