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“Dine Out For Maple Alley Inn” Fundraiser

Tuesday, May 12th 2015 - All Day

Opportunity Council presents the 15th annual Dine Out For Maple Alley Inn fundraiser! May 12th dozens of local restaurants will donate a percentage of the day’s sales to Maple Alley Inn, an Opportunity Council program that prepares hot meals for anyone in need. For a list of this year’s participating restaurants click here.

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

Bellingham Bells: Seeking Host Families

Wednesday, May 13th 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

In this graphic provided by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, a logo that will be used for labeling legal marijuana produced in Washington state is shown. Officials released a preliminary draft of regulations for growing and selling legalized marijuana Thursday, May 16, 2013. Voters last November made Washington and Colorado the first states to legalize the sale of taxed marijuana to adults over 21 at state-licensed stores.

Presentation: “Communities And Marijuana”

Wednesday, May 13th 2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Mount Baker Theatre
104 North Commercial Street

Western Washington University’s Campus Community Coalition presents a Panel Discussion–Communities And Marijuana–featuring “an explanation by law enforcement about the specifics of the state’s marijuana legislation and how it’s being enforced in communities; a prevention/intervention expert, who will discuss addiction and the problems that can arise for some populations that use marijuana (legally and otherwise); and a representative from NORML, who will discuss how marijuana legalization can be viewed through the lens of being a social justice issue”.  The presentation is in Mount Baker Theatre’s Encore Room. 


Silver City Band Dance & Social

Friday, May 15th 2015 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Lynden Community Center
401 Grover Street

Silver City Band performs a wide variety of music from different eras at an all-ages Dance And Social hosted by Lynden Community Center! Appetizers and punch will be served (6pm-7pm), with background music by the band. The dancing starts at 7!

Tickets are $10.00, with proceeds benefiting senior programs and services at Lynden Community Center.

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Blue Skies For Children Casino Night

Friday, May 15th 2015 - 6:30 pm
at Northwood Hall
3240 Northwest Avenue

Blue Skies For Children presents their 8th annual Casino Night fundraiser! Tickets are $50.


North Cascades Concert Band–Free Spring Concert!

Friday, May 15th 2015 - 7:30 pm
at Whatcom Community College
237 West Kellogg Road

North Cascades Concert Band presents their annual Spring Concert–a “Sousa Style” evening of Classical music, Jazz, Showtunes and Marches–featuring Preston Hardage, trombonist with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band

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Distributing Shoes To Kids In Need

Wednesday, May 20th 2015 - 12:00 am

Blue Skies For Children is taking appointments for their Shoe Give program–through May 20th. They’ll provide a brand new pair of shoes and socks (up to five per family) for children in homeless, low-income or foster care families.

For information call 756-6710.

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iDiOM Theatre: “Broken Holmes” And “In A Handbag Darkly”

Saturday, May 23rd 2015 - 7:30 pm
at iDiOM Theater
1418 Cornwall Avenue

Bellingham’s iDiOM Theatre presents Broken Holmes And In A Handbag Darkly–affectionate parodies of Sherlock Holmes and Oscar Wilde’s The Importance Of Being Earnest. Performances run April 30th-May 23rd. Tickets are $10 in advance/$12 at the door.


Call For Volunteers: Ski To Sea

Sunday, May 24th 2015 - All Day

Ski To Sea race organizers need more than 1,000 volunteers before, during and after this year’s race! Duties range from assistance with marketing to preparing racer packets to race timing and much more. For information call 746-8861, email or click here.

Volunteers will receive an official race t-shirt, a meal on the day of the race and an invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation BBQ (May 17th, 5pm-7pm at Bloedel Donovan Park)

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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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