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Deadline: “Fancy Pants Runway Challenge”

Friday, May 13th, 2016 - 5:00 pm
at Leopold Crystal Ballroom
1224 Cornwall Avenue

In the spirit of fun and creative reuse, Ragfinery brings back the Runway Show that was such a hit last year!  They’re going upscale on this one–with a classy venue, cocktails and refreshments. When they say fancy pants they mean it: This year, twenty-five participants have two months to transform tuxedo pants and cocktail dresses–along with other items of their choosing–into something unique they can model on the runway.

Entries will be judged in the following categories: Fanciest, Creative Transformation and Presentation. Participants will be competing for cash, gift prizes and (of course) widespread fame! The evening features music by DJ Alternative Fields.

The entry fee is $20.  The entry deadline is May 13th (5pm).


“Roar & Soar” 5K!

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 - 8:00 am
at Lynden High School
1201 Bradley Road

You’re invited to help the kids at Fisher, Isom and Vossbeck Elementary Schools Roar & Soar! It’s the 2nd annual Roar & Soar 5K and Lion Cub Dash (for ages 12 and under)–a fun-filled family event for all ages! Click here for registration information.

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Backcountry Horsemen “Confidence Builder Ride”

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Whatcom Backcountry Horsemen is hosting their 15th annual Confidence Builder Ride! You’re invited to bring your horse to the ride–to see how you do with the different obstacles, including bridges, water crossing, logs, tarps, a puncheon bridge and much more.* Your $10.00 donation also covers lunch.

*The ride’s intended for horses with some experience; please do not bring a totally green horse. 

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Chuckanut Center Plant Sale

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
at Chuckanut Center
107 North Chuckanut Drive

It’s time for the annual Chuckanut Center Spring Plant Sale! The core of their Spring sale is their collection of heirloom tomato and pepper varieties. This year, they’re adding a large range of plants, including many more vegetables; short season heirloom eggplants; tomatillos; lettuce; strawberries; hostas; cucumbers and ground cherries. All tomatoes are $2. Specialty plants are $5.

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“Rising Above The Pain” Book Signing

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at Barnes & Noble
4099 Meridian Street

Author Julie Hanft will sign copies of her book Rising Above The Pain–“an inspiring memoir about her battle with the disease Lupus”. Part-proceeds from the book sales will benefit Lupus Foundation Of America.


Habitat For Humanity Fundraiser

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 - 5:30 pm
at The Habitat Store
1825 Cornwall Avenue

Habitat For Humanity In Whatcom County presents their 14th annual Raise The Roof Auction And Dinner–featuring live music, appetizers, a buffet dinner and silent and live auctions! Tickets are $35.

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Free Tire Recycling!

Sunday, May 15th, 2016 - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
at Birch Bay Lynden-Road Garbage And Recycling Center
4297 Birch Bay Lynden-Road

Whatcom County Health Department is hosting a Free Tire Recycling Event–May 15th and May 22nd. Residents of Birch Bay, Blaine, Custer, Ferndale, Lummi Island and Lynden are welcome to drop off up to fifteen car or truck tires, with or without rims. (No tire from businesses) Participants should bring proof of Whatcom County residency.

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Bellingham Brain Cancer Walk

Sunday, May 15th, 2016 - 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
at Civic Field
1355 Civic Field Way

The 3rd annual Bellingham Brain Cancer Walk will raise funds that will help bring us one step closer to a cure! You can walk at the event ($25) or be a “virtual walker” ($35). There’s no cost for patients who’d like to participate.

For event or sponsor information call 920-6748 or email

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Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club: “Petrified Wood”

Monday, May 16th, 2016 - 7:00 pm
at Bloedel Donovan Community Center
2214 Electric Avenue

Members of Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club will be showing examples of petrified wood and wood limb casts from their collections at their next meeting. You’re invited! The evening also includes refreshments, a silent auction and more. 

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Free Memory Screening

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
at Blaine Senior Center
763 G Street

Alzheimer Society Of Washington is hosting a Free Memory Screening, followed by a short Presentation about memory health, plus a question and answer session. For more information, call 671-3316.

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