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Sunday May 24, 2015
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Contact  Katy Tolles
katy@alliedarts.org 360-676-8548
Location  1418 Cornwall Ave. Bellingham, WA 98225, Bellingham, WA 98225 - Map
Ticket Price75

Allied Arts is now accepting applications for the 2015 Bellstock to be held October, 3rd at 10:00am-06:00pm and 4th at 11:00am-05:00pm. Deadline is Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 5:00pm! The 2015 Bellstock was created by the Port of Bellingham and Allied Arts of Whatcom County is only responsible for both coordination port handles performance and marketing. This event will consist of around 20 booths and will be held over 2 days at the Bellwether Ballroom. The goals of this festival are to both highlight our talented local artists and to bring locals and visitors down to our beautiful waterfront during the “off season”. We encourage all artists of any level or medium to apply for the 2015 Bellwether. Applications can be filled out online at www.alliedarts.org or are available in the Allied Arts Gallery at 1418 Cornwall Avenue, Downtown Bellingham. Again the deadline for applications is 5pm, June 25th, 2015. For more information contact: Katy Tolles, Artist Services Coordinator at 676-8548 x2 or katy@alliedarts.org.

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Contact  (360) 676-0122 or wdrc@whatcomdrc.org
Location  13 Prospect St, #201, Bellingham, WA 98225 - Map
Ticket Price75

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center is offering a six-hour Understanding Conflict Workshop, Wednesdays, May 20th and 27th from 5:30-8:30 p.m, September 16th and 23rd from 2:00-5:00 p.m, and December 9th and 16th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. This interactive workshop is designed to develop participants' awareness of their own approach to conflict, and to increase their skills and capacity to better manage conflict as it arises in their home, community, and work environments. Participants will learn how to listen actively and assert their needs, understand their own response to conflict, and communicate effectively in high-stress situations. The Understanding Conflict Workshop is offered quarterly and pre-registration is required. The cost of the class is $75 and scholarships are available. Classes will be held at the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, located at 13 Prospect St. Suite 201, Bellingham.

7:30 AM Bookmark and Share
Contact  Curtis Anson

The Ski to Sea Race is a relay race consisting of seven different sports that travels over 90 miles from the snows of Mt Baker to the Salish Sea. The Ski to Sea Race has been running continuously in Bellingham since 1973, and is considered the Northwest’s “Olympics”. Athletes who’ve entered in the race in the past range from Olympic stars such as Greg Barton (Kayaker) and Brian Gregg (XC Skier) to local weekend warriors who enjoy the spirit and camaraderie that Ski to Sea provides.

10:00 AM Bookmark and Share
Contact  Ria

More than 40 artists and craftspeople offering their work at 23 plus locations around the island.   Enjoy paintings, drawings, prints, notecards,  jewelry, photography, sculpture, glass,  woodwork, pottery, metalwork,  stonework, quilts, clothing,  knitwear, and more!   Find special treasures for gifting  or that special something  for your home!

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Contact  Fairhaven Association
360-961-6749 or 360-220-6733
Location  Street of Fairhaven

Join us in celebrating the end of the Ski to Sea race with music, food, crafts, and a beer and wine garden.

11:00 AM Bookmark and Share
Contact  Lindsey Gerhard
Location  Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St Bellingham, WA 98225 - Map
Ticket Price20

This ballet tells how a whole village in the midst of Andalusia, Fuente Obejuna, rebels against the abuses perpetrated by a nobleman, and finally executes him. When the King and Queen send a judge to clarify the case, not even by subjecting the villagers to the worst possible tortures do they achieve that they denounce the guilty party, since they all, with one voice, assume the death of the ignoble nobleman and the responsibility of their destiny. 93 Minutes Not Rated Tickets: Members: $16.00 General Admission: $20.00

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Contact  Information
(360) 671-2431 or info@marinelifecenter.org
Location  1801 Roeder Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225 - Map

The Marine Life Center (MLC) offers visitors a chance to see what lurks beneath the bay. The center showcases marine life and habitat in Bellingham Bay, Puget Sound and on the Washington Coast. A touch pool offers an up close and more personal experience.  Admission is free.  Open 7 days a week.  Jun - Aug 10am - 6pm and Sept - May 11am - 5pm.  Visit with the animals and exhibits including: 

The Observation Pool

Our largest exhibit, this open pool lets you come face to face with some of our largest creatures, including Rockfish, Starry Flounders, Dungeness Crab, Sea Stars and Giant Green Anemones.

The Touch Pool

As the name suggests, this popular exhibit is our only tank where touching isn’t just allowed, its encouraged! A hands-on experience, this little pool contains hermit crabs, sea stars, urchins and small fish hiding under every rock.

The Octopus Tank

That's what we like to call the large middle aquarium parallel to the outside walkway. We periodically obtain an octopus (even a giant pacific octopus) and when we do, we keep it in here. Octopus or no octopus, this tank is never empty; take a look for yourself!

Bellingham's waterfront is a fun destination. Stroll, roller blade or ride around a paved serene waterfront and marina path.

12:00 PM Bookmark and Share
Contact  Christina Claassen
Location  Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St Bellingham, WA 98225 - Map
Ticket Price10

Bellingham's parks have always been a locally loved and widely admired part of the city. This exhibition from the Whatcom Museum's Photo Archives, and the second with a parks-theme, features a dozen "new" historical views of Bellingham parks including images of Cornwall, Fairhaven, Whatcom Falls and Elizabeth parks, among others. It's a celebration of the community green in glorious black and white, perfect inspiration for getting outside in the summer months ahead.

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Contact  Christina Claassen
Location  Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St Bellingham, WA 98225 - Map
Ticket Price10

Featuring 25 large-format, framed color prints by Seattle photographer and author Paul Bannick, The Owl & the Woodpecker introduces museum visitors to the most important species of owls and woodpeckers in North America. Using spectacular photos, informative text, and evocative audio recordings to illustrate how these birds define and enrich the specific habitats on which they depend, the exhibition highlights the critical importance of conserving those habitats. Bird calls and woodpecker drumming sounds are provided by audio-naturalist Martyn Stewart, who has recorded more than 200,000 bird sounds worldwide.

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Contact  Christina Claassen
Location  Whatcom Museum m Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St Bellingham, WA 98225 - Map
Ticket Price10

The Syre Education Center, home to the Museum's collection of more than 500 mounted birds, including 12 species of owls and six species of woodpeckers, will be open from May 9 through 30, Thurs.-Sun., noon-5pm. $10 admission includes entry to all museum buildings. 

2:00 PM Bookmark and Share
Contact  Christina Claassen
Location  Whatcom Museum Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St Bellingham, WA 98225 - Map
Ticket Price10

Pam Borso, current North Cascades Audubon Society president, introduces key owl and hawk species and shares how these birds of prey are faring in our changing land and sea habitats. Pam will be on hand between 1-4pm to talk informally with visitors and lead a tour at 2pm.