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Thursday May 28, 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.

10:00 AM Bookmark and Share
Contact  Christina Claassen
Location  Whatcom Museum Family Interactive Gallery, Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St Bellingham, WA 98225 - Map
Ticket Price10

Toddlers ages 24 months to four years old can participate in arts and crafts that help with color recognition, fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Free w/ admission; members free. This is a drop-in program.

11:00 AM Bookmark and Share
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.

Exhibit runs through August 30. Open Thursdays-Sundays Noon-5pm. Admission includes all exhibits in both buildings. $10 / $8 seniors / $4.50 children 3-5 years old.

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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. 

5:30 PM Bookmark and Share
Contact  WWU Extended Education
Location  Technology Development Center, 1000 F Street - Map
Ticket Price0

Come to an information session to learn about how you can participate in this course and leave with a clear sense of your own brand and be able to apply it to your marketing and networking efforts,resulting in increased business and market share.

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Contact  Lindsey McGuirk
Location  Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St Lynden, WA 98264 - Map
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Enjoy free music by a variety of local musicians each Thursday evening at Jansen Art Center’s Piano Lounge. Visit jansenartcenter.org for the current lineup.  Phone: (360) 354-3600