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Art Show, Ceramics/Pottery
"Fired Earth" Featuring Jesse Rasmussen
April featured artist, Jesse Rasmussen, draws his inspiration from the source of his materials: earth. His passion for making includes various firing techniques to highlight the natural elements of his designs. Meet the artist and see him demonstrate his clay-tree-carving technique at a reception on April 22nd from noon-3 pm, during the Dirty Dan Day festivities.
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Animals, Class/Workshop, Seminar, Food/Tasting, Education
"Walk on the Wildside" Wildlife Presentation Series
Join the Whatcom Humane Society for an informative series of talks about wildlife native to Whatcom County and learn how the WHS Wildlife Rehabilitation Center cares for orphaned and injured wildlife in our community. Presented by Alysha Evans, WHS Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Manager and Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator. Join us at 6pm-7pm on the specified date for a 30 minute presentation with Q & A to follow.
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Talks/Lectures
#MeToo - A Moment in Time or a Cultural Shift?
Bellingham City Club presents a panel discussion and lunch to explore questions about the #MeToo movement. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Panelists include: Katie Anthony, who writes about feminism and family on the blog KatyKatiKate; Karen Burke, Executive Director of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County; and Carrie Blackwood, an attorney at Barron, Smith, and Daugert.
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Poetry Reading/Spoken Word, Fair/Festival
10th Biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival, May 17-20, 2018
This year brings a world of fresh, provocative voices to the 10th Biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival, May 17-20, 2018 in the historic town of La Conner. The celebrated four-day event, with performances, readings, workshops, and discussions, features some of the most renowned and diverse names in poetry, including the critically acclaimed Robert Pinsky who is a former national Poet Laureate and award winning poet Ellen Bass, teacher and author of her most recent book, Like a Beggar.
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Animals
14th Annual Doxy Walk
14th Annual Doxy Walk - come to the Fairhaven Train Station and meet up with dachshunds and dachshund lovers from all over, and then walk to Marine Park for a fun time of sniffing, barking and exploring.
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Children's Arts/Crafts
18th Annual Children's Art Walk
Whatcom County students will proudly display their works of art during the 18th annual Children’s Art Walk presented by Allied Arts of Whatcom County. There will be a number of activities for kids and adults, music, and more to celebrate the arts in schools. In addition, Allied Arts Gallery will feature professional work by Allied Arts Teaching Artists in Whatcom County. Art will stay on display through May 31st.
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Community Event, Fair/Festival, Irish/Celtic
24th Annual Skagit Valley Highland Games
The Skagit Valley Highland Games is part of an annual circuit of Scottish competitions held in the Pacific Northwest and Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Features of the Skagit Valley Highland Games include athletic competitions, bagpipe and drumming competitions, Highland dance competitions, a beer and whisky garden, sheepdog trials, clan and culture tents, children’s activities, musical performances, and much more.
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Art Show, Tour, Social Event
27th Annual San Juan Island Artists' Studio Tour
Expect to find lots of new studios for 2018 with 22 mutually supportive island art studios, over 50 total artists, featuring glass blowing, etchings, handmade knives, kaleidoscopes, wearable art, fused glass and more. Take the self-guided tour to visit personal studios around the island and watch great art in the making. Sign up for a raffle at each studio for a chance at local fine art. Maps and brochures are available online and at many local businesses in Friday Harbor. You can view the YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/7IoG2NJjtkM.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Gardening
27th Annual Whatcom County Master Gardener Plant Sale
Hundreds of locally grown plants will be available to our community—including more than 20 varieties of unique and heirloom tomatoes, herbs and vegetable starts, flowering and shade plants and shrubs, bonsai, dahlias tubers, house and native plants. Don’t miss the table of gift flower plants just for Mother’s Day. Also on site are local vendors, demonstration gardens and Master Gardeners to answer questions.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Nature
2nd Annual Frank Memorial Cruise
We cordially invite you to enjoy a special evening on the sea with us. We will be boarding San Juan Cruises’ Victoria Star for a night of hors d’oeuvres, drinks and beautiful scenery. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold the day of the event.
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