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"Unforgettable, That's What You Are!" Skagit Symphony Concert
“Unforgettable, That’s What You Are!” Skagit Symphony welcomes back Roupen Shakarian, who is writing a special commissioned piece to celebrate its 40th anniversary! Following the special piece, hear three tales brought to life by the soaring voice of Laura Sanders, and finally Elgar’s impressions of those most beloved to him in Enigma Variations. Tickets $10-45.00 available through McIntyre Hall Box Office: (360) 416-7727. More information:
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"Writing is Believing," A Journey to Becoming a More Confident and prolific Writer.
Skagit Valley Writers League invites writers to attend the presentation: "Writing is Believing," A Journey to Becoming a More Confident and Prolific Writer. A presentation by Naomi Wark and Mary Ann Schradi both Authors of Fiction. More information on
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Art Show, Gallery
2019 - 2020 Winter Juried Exhibit
Join us at the Jansen Art Center on Thursday, December 5 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM for the Opening Reception for the 2019 - 2020 Winter Juried Exhibit. Enjoy Live Music in the Piano Lounge, meet the artists and explore all of our Winter Exhibits! The Juried Exhibits are open to the public as a way to showcase the artistic talent in Whatcom County and the surrounding region. Each season, artists are invited to submit up to five pieces to be judged by a qualified jury made up of artists, curators, and other figures in the arts community. The selected pieces are displayed in the Jansen Art Center for the community to enjoy. The artwork featured is from our 2019 Fall Juried Exhibit: Whisper Words of Wisdom by Donna Johnson.
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Gallery, Art Show
2019 Whatcom Reads! Art Challenge
March 6-28 Allied Arts hosts their annual partnership with Whatcom Reads. The featured book this year is "To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey. Artists are invited to create works influenced by the book. Also featured will be works by Louise Magno, Seren Fargo, Mimi Oritz, Gary Theriault and Nick Payne.
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2020 Annual Mt. Baker Orchid Society Show
Mount Baker Orchid Society holds its annual Show and Sale at Skagit Valley Gardens, 18923 Peter Johnson Road in Mount Vernon on Saturday March 7 (9 am to 5 pm) and Sunday March 8 (9 am to 4 pm). On March 7 accredited judges of the American Orchid Society will be judging show plants. Orchids will be on sale by orchid vendors and MBOS members. Members of the public may bring both their questions and plants, and repotting is available for a donation. Classes on care, feeding and reblooming orchids will be held both Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and an “orchid doctor” will be available to answer questions. The event is free and open to the public.
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2020 Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival
The Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival returns for its 20th year of presenting films, hosting speakers and dialogue promoting human rights and advocacy on issues that affect us globally, nationally and locally. This award-winning community event is free and features 28 films held at 13 venues throughout Bellingham and Whatcom County. The opening night films are “Salmon People” and “Damned to Extinction” on February 20 shown at 6:30pm at the Pickford Film Center, with directors present. A reception and silent auction starting at 5:45pm to raise funds for the festival is open to all. For a complete list of films and venues please visit our website Festival runs through Feb. 29.
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Community Event, Parade, Holiday
2020 Bellingham St. Patrick's Day Parade
Join us on Parade Day -- It's easy to join in! March with us, or wave as we stroll by! Most creative float/group wins $500 CASH - Register for FREE at Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a nonprofit, community-wide event honoring local law enforcement and public safety personnel by celebrating and inspiring sustainability in the hope of making our city a cleaner, greener, safer place we call home. The route begins on Cornwall Ave by Habitat for Humanity and ends on Railroad Ave in front of Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro. Want to participate in the parade? Have questions? Parade route and more available at:
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Community Event, Education
2020 Census Community Forum
Your vote counts, and so should you! Why should residents participate in the upcoming census? What does the census mean to local communities? How can you help? Are you registered to vote? Stand Up and Be Counted: • 6:30pm: Community meal provided by a local eatery. • 7:00pm: Presentations by • Summer Star & Sara Bernardy, U.S. Census Bureau. • Representatives from the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office and League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County. • Q&A, audience input and participation. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome! Donations for the maintenance and renovation of the historic Van Zandt Community Hall are greatly appreciated..
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2020 Census Info & Employment Opportunities
Learn about opportunities for temporary employment helping the federal government conduct the 2020 U.S. Census. These time-limited jobs are important to a successful census. Census employees receive a competitive wage, have flexible hours, and many government assistance programs do not count census earning when determining eligibility. Find out more by stopping by to talk with a 2020 Census Recruiter during special employment recruitment sessions at the Central Library. Comprehensive information about the 2020 U.S. Census can be found on the library website: 2020 U.S. Census
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2020 Gala & Auction benefiting Animals as Natural Therapy
Help us build a stable of support for the youth, veterans, & animals who receive hope at ANT. Celebrating 21 years of healing! Enjoy a cocktail hour with champagne, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, & fun animal photo ops, followed by a plated dinner, powerful program, exciting live auction, & a delicious dessert dash! This special event raises critical funds that support ANT’s equine therapy & other mental health programs, allowing us to offer meaningful interventions to families at low cost. Funds raised also help care for our rescued animals.
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