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Living History, History, Tour
"A Walk Back In Time" Lynden Cemetery Tours
Join the Lynden Pioneer Museum as we present a Walk Back In Time at the Lynden Cemetery. We will explore the history of Lynden, burial practices, and symbology used on many headstones. This tour has been updated for 2019 with new information to educate and delight attendees.
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Film
"Twisp: The Power of Community" to show at FireHouse Arts and Events Center
“Twisp: The Power of Community” (www.twispmovie.com), a film that explores the question, “In a society that seems increasingly polarized and confrontational, how do some communities manage to get along?” will screen at the FireHouse Arts and Events Center at 1314 Harris Ave., Bellingham, on Friday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 adults; $5 kids and are available at the door, which opens at 6:30. Several years in the making, the 40-minute documentary explores the qualities that enable one tiny rural community—well-known to most Bellingham residents—to thrive, when so many others are dying, or being swallowed up by development. Starting with a telling of the town’s Native/white reconciliation process, the film also shares its successful opposition to a controversial mega ski resort development; its homegrown safety net—from a teen suicide prevention program to a food bank and, more recently, an affordable housing initiative. It also describes the town’s recovery from back-to-back summers of devastating wildfires and its investment in art and local artists as an economic development strategy. The film has won a handful of awards from Impact Docs and Docs Without Borders, among others. Leslee Goodman, the film’s director, says the film is intended as an antidote to the increasingly confrontational and intolerant rhetoric that has characterized public discourse in recent years. “Our community is as evenly divided between people with ‘red’ versus ‘blue’ affiliations as the rest of the country,” she says. “But we still work together to address our common problems and to celebrate the qualities we’re grateful to share—such as local beauty, local food, and local talent. I hope that's a message that will inspire the rest of the country, as well." For more information, visit www.twispmovie.com
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Textiles
“Modern with a Hint of Vintage” Lecture with Marla Varner
Award-winning quilter Marla Varner, who has a quilt featured in the Modern Quilts exhibition, will share slides of a selection of her work to illustrate how her journey started, and describe the ways her quilts have evolved from a traditional to a modern aesthetic. While some of the techniques have changed, there are elements of her process that have remained the same. She will also share her experiences as a member of the Modern Quilt Guild and the international modern quilt community. Co-presented by the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum.
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Film
10 Things I Hate About You - Entertainment by Azara Tribal Bellydance
The Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema opens its 20th season of outdoor entertainment and big-screen movies on June 22 at the Village Green in south Bellingham. The summer series runs weekly through August 24 and includes a variety of films ranging from laugh-along comedies to family favorites. Movies start at dusk. Arrive early for best seating and pre-movie live entertainment. Movies are shown on the 30-foot screen at the Village Green in the historic Fairhaven community of south Bellingham. Events are rain or shine with ground seating available on grass and very limited chair seating on the surrounding brick areas. Admission is $5 per person. Five and under is free. More information about movies, entertainment and event times can be found at www.FairhavenOutdoorCinema.com or www.facebook.com/fairhavenoutdoorcinema.
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Community Event, Education, For the Family
13th Annual 2019 Warbirds and Classic Aircraft Over Whatcom
Bell Air R/C Flyers invites you to a celebration of military and classic aircraft on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28th each day beginning at 9 a.m. with flying demonstrations and static displays. As always, there is no charge to the public, and food will be available to purchase to help support the club. The military aircraft show will include planes from WW I to the present representing various countries all over the world. For example, the famed “Red Baron,” the Fokker Tri plane and most of the advanced jet aircraft of today will be there to watch in the air or on display. This year we are also including classic aircraft up to 1960 historical names of Beechcraft, Stinson, Stearman, Piper, Funk, and many others during this time period that have helped to develop general aviation as we know it today. New this year, will be the availability for the public to ‘fly’ an actual RC model, even if you have never done this before. (Again, no charge). We have instructors within the club to assist you with your flight. We will also have the availability of a “flight simulator” for kids and adults alike to try. Please come out to the field on the Red River Road in Ferndale (near the Silver Reef Casino off Slater) and enjoy a nice day of history and flying with the Bell Air R/C Flyers, a club that has been in existence since 1948. Visit our web page for more information about this event and our club. www.bellairrcflyers.com.
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Benefit/Fundraiser
13th Annual Cribbage Tournament
Peg into the 13th Annual Compete for a Cause Cribbage Tournament benefiting the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center! Whether you play in the tournament or come to watch, this event will be enjoyed by all. There will be mimosas in the morning and the beer garden will be open all day. We'll also have raffles throughout the event. Cribbage is one of those games that young and old, stranger and friend can play together in good spirited fun. It's an all-inclusive way to put a positive spin on conflict through friendly competition. We hope you will join in the fun and support the WDRC. The Cribbage Tournament will be held on September 7th, 2019 at Boundary Bay Brewery. Registration begins at 9:00 AM and the tournament will end by 3:00 PM. Early registration is strongly encouraged! $25 for adults, $20 for students & seniors. Day of registration is $30. You can purchase tickets here: https://cribbage.brownpapertickets.com/
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Benefit/Fundraiser
17th Annual BrewFest on the Skagit
Our 17th annual BrewFest on the Skagit, the Skagit's longest running Craft Brew Festival, is set for Saturday, August 10th from 4:00 to 9:00pm at Skagit Riverwalk Park in downtown Mount Vernon, featuring dozens of local craft brews, three of the regions most popular bands, leisure games, and local food trucks. Advanced Tickets on sale now: $25 + applicable fees and include 5 tastes. Additional scrip for tastes will be available for $2 each at the fest. A special $15 ticket without scrip is available for 'designated drivers'. $2 off for Lincoln Theatre Members. Tickets will be $5 more day of the event.
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History/Science
1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood
A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Community Event
19th Annual Blue Skies for Children Dinner & Charity Auction
Come enjoy a night out in support of Blue Skies for Children! This year’s theme is 'Hope Anchors the Soul.’ Attendees will enjoy a plated dinner, silent and live auction, bid board, dessert dash, games and raffles. Feel free to dress in your best nautical wear.
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Art Show
2019 Gallery Series: Piece by Piece
July 5 – 27, 2019. Opening Reception: July 5, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Gallery Hours: Monday thru Friday 10a.m. to 5p.m., Saturday noon to 5p.m. Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s 2019 Gallery Series for June; Piece by Piece, will showcase artwork from local artists with a variety of media. Showcase will include work by Rae Ellen Lee who makes playful pieces out of recycled bits and paint for window sills, shelves and desktops. Ginny Baker, who captures the beauty of various city and scenic viewpoints. Lois Dahl will have wildlife totems of various sizes. Carol Hansen with her fantastic time intensive egg-shell mosaics. The Allied Arts Gallery is dedicated to providing a professional space for local artists of every background and experience level to present and sell their work, supporting the arts and artists of Bellingham’s community. For more information, visit www.alliedarts.org or contact Katy Tolles, Artist Services Coordinator, at 676-8548 x2 or katy@alliedarts.org.
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