“Essence Of Bellingham” Deadline Approaching

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 - All Day

May 1st is the deadline for submitting entries for this year’s Essence Of Bellingham photography competition–“an opportunity for both amateur and professional photographers of all ages to submit photos that capture the true ‘essence’ of Bellingham and document the history of our ever-changing community.” Click here for more information.

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Food Booths Available For Local Non-Profits

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 - All Day
at Northwest Washington Fair And Events Center
1775 Front Street

Local non-profit organizations are invited to raise funds at Northwest Washington Fair this year by operating a Food Booth. Vendors are being sought for a number of the highly sought booths. Organizations and private entities interested in operating a food booth or getting involved in another activity at this year’s fair (August 15th-20th) should call 354-4111.

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Community Breakfast

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 - Sunday, June 5th, 2016 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
at Rome Grange
2821 Mt Baker Highway

Rome Grange is hosting a Community Breakfast–featuring pancakes (made from scratch!), French toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee. Biscuits and gravy is available now, too! The cost is $6 for adults/$2 for kids (age 6-10)/free for kids age five and under.

The fastest service is from 11am-1pm. Rome Grange hosts Community Breakfasts the first Sunday of the month–September through June.

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Bellingham Chess & Coffee Sundays!

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 - Sunday, December 25th, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Bellingham Chess & Coffee Meetup invites you to join them Sunday afternoons! It’s an opportunity to meet other chess enthusiasts and play the world’s oldest and most strategic game. All ages and skill levels are welcome. (Contact the club for this week’s location)

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Schooner “Zodiac” Salmon Dinner Sails

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 - Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at The Schooner “Zodiac”
355 Harris Avenue

You’re invited to combine your taste for adventure…and for delicious food–with a 3-hour Dinner Sail on Bellingham Bay–aboard the gorgeous Schooner ZodiacTickets are $79 for adults/$59 for kids. There are also Mother’s Day, Wine Tasting and Fourth Of July Sails. Click here for reservations or for more information.

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Presentation: Small Fruit Management

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 - 7:00 pm
at Whatcom Museum Old City Hall
121 Prospect Street

Washington State University’s Dr. Lisa Wasko DeVetter will discuss the many varieties of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries and the best ways to raise them–at the next meeting of Birchwood Garden Club.

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Downtown Mount Vernon Art Walk

Thursday, May 5th, 2016 - Thursday, October 6th, 2016 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at Downtown Mount Vernon
Corner of First & Myrtle Streets

The latest in the monthly series of First Thursday Art Walks in Mount Vernon features original works by local and regional artists at sixteen locations.

Mount Vernon Downtown Association hosts Art Walks the First Thursday of each month–April through October. The remaining dates for 2016 Art walks are 5/5, 6/2, 7/7, 8/4, 9/1 and 10/6.

(For information about participating in future Art Walks call 336-3801 or email

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Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Camp

Friday, May 6th, 2016 - All Day

High school juniors and seniors with an interest in Law Enforcement as a career are invited to spend a week this Summer (July 10-16) learning about duties and job opportunities–at the annual Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Camp at Washington State Patrol Academy in Shelton. Click here for more information.

The application deadline is May 6th.

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Bellingham Children’s Art Walk

Friday, May 6th, 2016 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Allied Arts Of Whatcom County
1418 Cornwall Avenue

It’s your chance to stroll through downtown Bellingham and enjoy the works of the younger Art community! Whatcom County students will proudly display their works of art during the 16th annual Children’s Art Walk, presented by Allied Arts Of Whatcom County. The evening also includes music and a number of activities for kids and adults!

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Blue Skies For Children Casino Night

Friday, May 6th, 2016 - 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Blue Skies For Children presents their 9th annual Casino Night–featuring mock casino gaming, appetizers, a no-host bar and entertainment!

Early Bird tickets (through April 29th) are $50 each. After April 29th, tickets are $60 each. Tickets are available through the website or by calling 756-6710.

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