Community Events

Community Events

Date Event Description Time / Location
4/245/3

Wizard of Oz Musical Production

Langley Fundamental Middle and Secondary School proudly presents the "Wizard of Oz". The Wizard of Oz follows the story of Dorothy, a young girl who has an "out of this world" experience when she falls into the mysterious Land of Oz. As she tries to find the way back to her home in Kansas, she meets up with a scarecrow without a brain, a tin man missing a heart, a lion lacking courage, and a witch who will stop at nothing to prevent her from reaching the only one who may be able to help: the Wizard of Oz! The performances feature a full stage with special effects, massive set and costume changes, solo and ensemble singing, and a really cute dog playing Toto!  Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Land of Oz! Eight performances running from April 24 - 26, and May 1 - 3, 7pm nightly, with additional matinees (1pm) on Saturdays.

Admission is Prepaid Admission: $12 general, $10 child/senior ($15 and $12 at the door). Matinees: $2 off regular prices.

Sponsored by Langley Fundamental Middle and Secondary School

For more information call 778-775-8843, email info@wizardmusical.ca or visit http://www.wizardmusical.ca.

INFO Thursday, Friday, Saturday night: 7pm. Saturday matinee: 1pm, at Langley Fundamental Middle and Secondary School, 21250 42nd Ave, Langley
4/24

UnMasking the Truth Seeing Beyond the lies

Dare to embrace the truth: Join us for an evening with speakers who have dared themselves and challenge us all to see beyond the lies...at what moment did things change for you? When did you first place the mask to protect yourself against pain, rejection or loneliness? You are not alone. Join our speaker’s who DARE you to Break Free - Kamal Dhillon, Author/Speaker to Face your Secrets - Kelita Haverland, Musician/Speaker to Forgive - Cynthia Cavanaugh, Author/Life Coach to Love - MaryAnne Connor, Author/Founder, NightShift Street Ministries Sharing their authentic selves, four women who understand the challenges that women face today. Connect with others like you, share in stories and take away tips to help us all step into truth and away from the lies we believe. Tickets include dessert, a fashion show (compliments of VANILLA CLOTHING), a trade show and door prizes! This event is in support of The Care Centre at NightShift and is sponsored by Sheraton Guildford, Vanilla Clothing and himar Productions Ltd.

Admission is $30.00 Adult/$20.00 Student/Table of 10 $250.00/$35.00 at the door.

Presented by NightShift Street Ministires, Sheraton Guildford Vancouver, Vanilla Clothing and himar Productions Ltd.

For more information call 604-953-1114, email info@NightShiftMinistries.org or visit www.NightShiftMinistries.org.

INFO 6:00-9:30pm, at Sheraton Guildford Vancouver, 15269 104th Avenue, Surrey
4/24

Baker View Christian School Open House

Baker View Christian School is having their annual Open House! We invite families from Whatcom Country to come meet our teacher and learn about the quality Christian education we have provided for over 50 years.

• Event Admission: Free


Baker View Christian Schol
 5353 Waschke Rd.
 Bellingham , Wa 98226

Event Sponsor: Baker View Christian School

For more information: http://bakerviewchristianschool.com
• (360) 384-8155 • bakerviewchristian@gmail.com

INFO 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, at Bellingham
4/254/26

Hope Inspires Women's Conference

LeAnn Hart sets priorities as God, husband, and kids--in that exact order.  A vivacious country singer, LeAnn is a much-loved speaker at women's events sharing honestly of her struggles and joys.  Her husband J.W. Hart is a retired pro-bullrider, and they currently operate a cattle ranch in Oklahoma.  LeAnn will entrall you with her love for God, her tender heart, and her warm southern drawl.

Admission fee: $10 for Fri. or Sat. or $15 for both days | Sponsored by Women HAND in Hand

For more information call (360) 826-3067 or email sylvia4whh@gmail.com

INFO Fri. 6:30 PM, Sat. 9 AM - 12:30 PM, at Sedro-Woolley High Auditorium, 1235 S. Third St., Sedro Woolley
4/254/26

Child Sex Trafficking AWAREness Event

How do I talk with kids about the realities of pornography and child sex trafficking? "Become AWARE" about child sex trafficking and learn about a prevention geared toward middle and high school students, developed and taught by AWARE, Inc. This is something that educators, law enforcement, medical health providers, counselors, juvenile justice, youth leaders, faith and non-faith organizations, legal professionals, prevention/intervention professionals, Foster Care, School Resource Officers, community leaders, parents, child advocates, sexual assault/abuse workers...

The Community AWAREness Event is Free | Friday April 25 7:00-8:30pm

Deceptions Community Facilitator TRAINING

Saturday, April 26 8:00-1:30  |  Cost: $99 A light continental breakfast and lunch will be provided by Whatcom CAT & Hope 4 Justice

Deceptions School Teacher TRAINING

Saturday, April 26 1:30-4:00  |  Cost: $50 This is immediately following the Community Facilitators Training. This is an orientation for teachers interested in becoming a School Presenter.

Learn more about AWARE and the curriculum at www.awareprogram.net or Whatcom Coalition Against Trafficking: wcat@waengage.com. Register at www.awareprogram.net/trainings/bellingham-wa/.

Sponsored by Washington Engage, Whatcom Coalition Against Trafficking and Hope 4 Justice.

INFO Friday: 7-8:30pm | Saturday Trainings see below, at Christ the King, 4713 Meridian Street, Bellingham
4/25

Charity Forum

Casey Langbroek, CPA, FCGA, brings personal experience and professional advice to this year's forum, drawing from years of involvement in his accounting practices, various charities, not for profits, and business coaching.

Specializing in legal matters pertaining to charities and not for profits, lawyers, Ken Volkenant and Luke Johnson will review the key elements of Constitutions and Bylaws, providing practical recommendation for reviewing and updating your organizations foundational legal documents. They will also address recent developments at CRA.

Admission is free  |  Sponsored by LLT and DeJager Volkenant

For more information call 604-858-4990, email sharon.cymbaluk@lltcga.com.

INFO 9:00am-12:00pm, at Chilliwack Coast Hotel, 45920 First Avenue, Chilliwack
4/25

The Happy Liver Society Spring Fling Gala

The Happy Liver Society, which runs Stacy House, a home away from home for out of town transplant patients and their families, will be hosting its 6th annual Spring Fling Gala. This year ‘s event is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first liver transplant in BC. The gala, which includes dinner, dancing, auctions and more, will take place on Friday, April 25, 2014

Tickets are $125.00 each  |  Sponsored by Happy Liver Society

For more information call 604-916-5509 or email gordon@gordonkirkland.com.

INFO 6:00pm-11:00pm, at Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, 6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby
4/254/27

The New Pentecost

 You are cordially invited to join us for a mighty move of God. Our special guest will be Prophetess Cynthia Steele, who is a seasoned and awesome woman of God.


Friday, April 25th at 7pm (First Baptist Church-110 Flora St.)
Saturday, April 26th at 4pm (First Baptist Church-110 Flora St. )
Sunday, April 27th at 11am (Gateway Center-1313 E. Maple Street)

• Event Admission: Free


First Baptist Church
 110 Flora St
 Bellingham , WA 98225

Event Sponsor: Ariane Hayes- Christ's Witness Ministry

For more information:  
• (360) 820-5119 •

 

INFO 7:00 pm, at Bellingham
4/26

OSO Mudslide Benefit Fun Run 10K/5K/1 Mile

Event Opens: Saturday, April 26th at 9:00am

Moment of Silence ceremony at 10:37am

Start of the Fun Run at 10:45a

Event Closes at 12:45pm

Arlington Airport Trail, Arlington, WA – The Arlington Runners Club has a 9 year history of hosting charity fun run events in Arlington with the race registration fees donated to local charities. Last year the Arlington Runners Club hosted a special fun run to benefit the families and victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, when we heard the devastating news of the Oso mudslide disaster and its impact on our community, we had to put on a fun run to raise money for our local community and have partnered with the Skagit Runners Club to do so. There will be a moment of silence at 10:37a, when the mudslide occurred, with a gong sounded for each person lost in the disaster. The actual Fun Run will start at 10:45a.

Registration is currently open for this event and 100% of the registration fees will be donated to three (3) local organizations which have been intimately involved in the entire rescue, recovery and ongoing relief efforts. The organizations selected as recipients of the monies raised are:

1. The Darrington Family Support Services in Darrington has been selected because of their ongoing support of work on the Darrington side of the mudslide.

2. The Oso Mudslide Relief administrated by the Oso Community Church in Oso has been selected because of their ongoing support of work on the Arlington side of the mudslide.

3. The Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue (SCVSAR) has been selected because of their tireless devotion to assisting individuals in crisis throughout Snohomish County. As their name states, they are volunteers and receive limited public monies. Most of the SCVSAR members donate their equipment as well as their time and expertise and we would like to help them purchase new or replacement supplies and equipment to help them continue their critical work in our community.

The center of activity for this event is located at the vacant lot on the northwest corner of 172nd Street NE and Airport Boulevard in the Smokey Point community in Arlington. We are expecting more than 1,000 participants for this event. Registration is open now.

Sponsored by ARLINGTON RUNNERS CLUB.

Visit our website at http://www.ArlingtonRunnersClub.org/Oso or our Facebook event page at http://www.Facebook.com/osomudsliderun or email us at osounitedrun@ArlingtonRunnersClub.org

The Arlington Runners Club is a 100% volunteer 501(c)(3) organization which host 5 events each year. The registration monies raised are given to a local charity. This year’s events are: 1. River & Rails Run (March 22nd, the mudslide occurred during the event) – the proceeds go to Cocoon House which works with at-risk teens. 2. Walk & Roll Run (May 17th) – the proceeds go to Eagle Wings disAbility which works with the special needs community. 3. Rescue Run (September 20th) – the proceeds go to the Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue Operations Support Unit. 4. Airport Run for HOPE! (October 18th) – the proceeds go to Housing Hope which works with distressed and low income families with emergency, temporary and long-term housing needs. 5. Christmas Run (December 6th) – historically the funds went to a local chapter of Toys for Tots, this year we will be donating the money to the Oso relief efforts.

 

INFO Event Opens at 9:00 am, at Arlington
4/26

Creation Science Meeting

VD Presentation and Discussion. Subject: Darwin’s book on evolution admitted that “intermediate links” were “perhaps the most obvious and serious objection to the theory” of evolution. He predicted that his theory would be confirmed as more and more fossils were found. One hundred and fifty years later, “Evolution: The Grand Experiment” critically examines the viability of Darwin’s theory.

Admission is free  |  Sponsored by Willingdon Church

For more information call 604-553-0771, email bjchurcher@shaw.ca.

INFO 2:00 - 5:00pm, at Willingdon Church, 4812 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby
4/26

Community Pancake Breakfast

Fundraiser Breakfast serving Pancakes (all-you-can-eat buttermilk or buckwheat), French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Open to the Public of All Ages. Prepared and served by volunteers to benefit senior programs and services at the center.

• Event Admission: $5.00 adults, $3.00 children


Lynden Community Center
 401 Grover Street
 Lynden, Washington 98264

Event Sponsor: Lynden Community Center

For more information: http://www.LyndenCommunityCenter.org
• (360) 354-4501 • lyncmctr.manager@gmail.com

INFO 8:00 am - 10:30 am, at Lynden
4/26

Cross-Cultural Temple Tour

Our upcoming exciting and educational local missions trip to experience different cultures.   Explore Cross-Cultural Temple Tour on Sat. April 26, 9:00 am -3 pm at Richmond.   A visit to a Sikh Temple, Hindu Temple, Muslim Mosque, Buddhist Temple and a Jewish Synagogue.   Reg, fee is $39 includes Ethnic lunch!

Please call or email to register at (604) 897-4224 or multiculturalministries@gmail.com

INFO 9:00am to 3:00pm, at 11660-11688 Steveston Hwy., Richmond BC
4/26

6K FUN-draiser for Nicaragua Mission Trip

I'm a senior at Cornerstone Christian School and I'm raising money for a mission trip to Nicaragua that I will be going on in June. We are going to build classrooms for a school at Managua, Nicaragua. I've organized a 6K fun-draiser run/walk to support this cause. Its taking place in Lynden at Bender Fields on April 26 at 9:30. To sign up to pay a smaller pre-registration entry fee go to http://funrunlynden.webs.com/

To view the Facebook event page, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/736302556402513/?ref=br_tf

INFO 9:30, at Bender Fields, 8770 Bender Rd, Lynden
4/26

Timberline Ranch Family Festival 2014

On Saturday, April 26th, Timberline Ranch in Maple Ridge will be hosting their second annual Family Festival! This event will feature western shows, pony rides, hay rides, a petting zoo, a western photo booth, archery, climbing wall activities, door prizes, and a whole array of other exciting activities that are fun for families of all ages!


Timberline Ranch
 22351 144th Ave.
 Maple Ridge

For more information: www.timberlineranch.com
• 604-463-9278 • registration@timberlineranch.com

INFO 10am-4pm, at Maple Ridge
4/26

Got Drugs? Medication Take-Back Disposal - Lynden PD

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. Most abused prescription drugs come from family and friends.  Take-back programs are the best way to dispose of old drugs. Stop by and drop off your expired medications and safely dispose of them.

Lynden Police Department
203 19th Street
Lynden, WA 98264
Visit www.dea.gov or call 800-882-9539 for more information.

 

INFO 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, at Lynden
4/26

Book Release Party

Local Bellingham Native, AD Masters, is having a Book Release Party for her new book Gratitude Greens, An Intentional Feast in a Starving World. It is open to the public and will include light refreshments, books available for purchase, raffle drawings and a meet and greet with the author.

Form more information visit www.ad-masters.blogspot.com.

INFO 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Grace Cafe, 1065 E. Sunset Drive, Bellingham
4/26

Workshop - Practical Thoughts on Becoming an Author

Have you ever dreamed about getting your name into print? Do you have an idea for a book in your head, but don't know where to start? Is your book already written, but you are struggling with what to do next? If you live in the Okanagan Valley, you'll want to attend a small, 2-hour workshop based on my ebook, "Practical Thoughts on Becoming an Author". If you put everything you hear into practice, the registration fee for this event will be one of very few costs you will put out on your journey to become an published author. If you decide to hire everything out, it may be your lowest financial investment of your entire project!  

Registration for this event is $25 by April 5th, and gets you not only admission to the workshop, but you'll take home a folder containing a CD loaded with the tools we'll be discussing, a workbook for your notes, and a pen. Coffee, tea and water are also included in the cost of your registration. Late registration after April 5th and at the door, will be $30. Late registrants are not guaranteed to take home a folder, so get your registration fee in early!

For more information and to download your Registration form, visit www.facebook.com/Marilynn.Dawson.Author/posts/462578073869983.

INFO 2pm - 4pm, at Evangel Church Fellowship Room, 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna
4/27

Key To My Heart Father - Daughter Banquet

Every parent wants their child to have success and happiness in their relationships and career. Given the current girl-harming culture impacting our daughters, parents often fear the worst. The good news is that there are a growing number of fathers who are taking seriously their role as primary guardian and protector of their daughter's growth into womanhood.   From the first years of a girl's life her father is larger than life. She looks up to him, and craves his admiration, respect, and affection. Child psychologists have written volumes on the realities concerning the Father/Daughter connection. Daughters who are close to their fathers exhibit less anxiety and withdrawn behaviours. And the likelihood that daughters engage in premarital sex, drug use, and alcohol plummets when their dads are involved in their lives.   'The Key to My Heart Banquet' is a marker of maturity for every girl participating. A father who takes the pledge to maintain close relationship and provide a covering for his daughter is setting a standard of dignity and honor for the way she should be treated by the men in her future. Each father commits to protect his daughter in her choice for emotional and sexual purity, and to actively engage in helping her to make wise choices.   The Banquet is a celebration of emerging young women empowered to live with wisdom and grace, joined by committed fathers/mentors motivated to equip and protect.   The event is for girls ages 11-18.   Ticket Includes:  - three course meal  - motivational speaker (Tia MacDougall from Empowering Life Series)  - silver pendant (with engraved Song of Solomon 6:3)  - silver key (engraved S.S. 6:3)  - white rose  - live band  -e-mailed photo  - event video on website.

Admission is $50 Father/Mentor and Daughter (over $180 value); $25 per second daughter.

For more information call 604-746-7247, email keytomyheartgirls@gmail.com or visit http://www.keytomyheartbanquet.webs.com.

INFO 6:00 - 9:00pm, at Langley Golf and Banquet Center, 21550 44th Ave., Langley
4/27

Daffodil Tea and Fashion Show

Join the Canadian Cancer Society in celebration of Daffodil Month with an afternoon of tea and fashion! Learn about the history of tea and its health benefits while you sip samples from our friends at Silk Road Tea. Support our local cancer survivors as they model this season’s latest fashions and indulge in one of Victoria’s time-honoured traditions.

 Tickets: $30  For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Heather at 250-414-4252, email hpatton@bc.cancer.ca or visit http://www.cancer.ca/en/events/bc/2014/daffodil-tea-and-fashion-show/?region=bc.

INFO 1pm-3pm, at The Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, 680 Montreal St., Victoria
5/15/18

The Mouse That Roared

The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents The Mouse That Roared - a hilarious, rib-tickling comedy. The tiny European nation of the Duchy of Grand Fenwick is furious about unfair U.S. trading practices, so they send an army to invade New York City, march up Broadway, and accidentally capture the world's newest and most destructive bomb. Then they have to figure out what to do with it.

This rare comedy uses the magic of the theatre to invite audiences to enjoy the delight of the "impossible." The Mouse That Roared is a quirky classic of world literature, a poignant tale of political morality, and a hilarious, ultimately triumphant portrait of international relations from the perspective of the little guy.

Performances are at The Claire – the Claire vg Thomas Theater – in the Dutch Village Mall, under the windmill at 655 Front Street in Lynden. The show opens on Thursday May 1 and runs through Sunday May 18 2014.

• Event Admission: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 children


The Claire vg Thomas Theatre
 655 Front Street
 Lynden, WA 98264

Event Sponsor: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild

For more information: http://www.clairevgtheatre.com/
• (360) 354-4425 •

INFO 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm, at Lynden
5/1

Stanwood-Camano Observance

Stanwood-Camano Island observance of the 63th Annual National Day of Prayer.

Admission is free  |  Sponsored by Stanwood-Camano Island NDP Task Force

For more information call 360-387-0680.

INFO 12:00-1:00pm, at Haggen West Parking Lot, 26603 72nd Avenue N.W. Stanwood
5/25/3

Aglow Bold & Beautiful Conference

Speaker Andrea Critchley a recording artist and worship leader. Andrea, her husband Ken, and their two children live in Mission, BC where they are pastors. Her passion and love for God is contagious, and will inspire you to reach for a deeper level in your life with Christ! Aglow BC Director, Doris Marciski, joins us to encourage and equip people to embrace their true identity in Christ. Contact Darlene Ward for registration.

Admission is $50.00 c/w Continental Breakfast & Lunch | Sponsored by BC SOUTHWEST AGLOW AREA TEAM

For more information call 604-574-7246 or email dward07@shaw.ca

INFO Fri - 6 PM to Sat - 5 PM, at Hope Center, 888 3rd Avenue, Hope, BC
5/25/4

Couples' Getaway with Carolyn and Mark Arends

Invest in your relationship by getting away from daily hustle. Speakers are Singer/Author Carolyn Arends and husband Mark speaking (and singing) about faith, God's story and our story. Be inspired and refreshed in our gorgeous Island location (transportation is included in the price) with fabulous food and perfect balance of sessions with free time.

• Event Admission: $410 per couple


Barnabas Landing Conference cntr
 Keats Island on the BC Sunshine Coast
 Box 309, Gibsons, BC V0N1V0

Event Sponsor: Barnabas Family Ministries

For more information: http://barnabasfm.org
• (604) 886-2220 • info@barnabasfm.org

INFO 6:00 pm, at Gibsons
5/3

Fund Raiser for Youth Unlimited

We are holding a car rally followed by dinner, dance and silent auction.

Admission fee for Rally|Dinner|Dance is $60.00 for two

For more information call 604-783-5306, email 2014rally@gmail.com

INFO Rally - 1:00 pm - Dinner/Dance/Silent Auction 5:00 pm, at Port Kells Community Hall, 18918 - 88th Avenue (corner of 88th Avenue and Harvie Road
5/3

NCCTK Mission Conference

Fred Markert, YWAM Missions strategist, will speak on mission initiatives and share stories from around the world. Kim Ryan, Global Pastor, will present mission opportunities and how we can support the initiatives of those on the front lines. Children ages 5-12 will learn from Jen Brim-Dorrough, Youth Mission Leader. She will present a fun, interactive time learning about children all over the world. Local ministries will be available to facilitate involvement and answer questions.

Admission: A free will offering will be taken  |  Sponsored by NCCTK Missions Outreach

For more information call 360-318-9446, email kate.ryan@ncctk.com or visit http://ncctk.com.

INFO 10:00 am-3:00 pm, at NCCTK Christ the King Community Church, 1816 18th St. Lynden
5/4

The Gallery Singers – Madrigal Mystery Tour

Get on board as the Gallery Singers, directed by Jonathan Quick, take you on a tour of some of the greatest madrigalists through the ages, featuring the music of Claudio Monteverdi, Carlo Gesualdo, Thomas Weelkes, Farmer and John Wilbye.

• Event Admission: $18, Concession $16, at the door


Canadian Memorial United Church
 1806 West 15th Ave, 
(at Burrard)


 Vancouver, B.C. V6J 2K9

Event Sponsor: www.gallerysingers.ca

For more information: http://www.gallerysingers.ca/

INFO 3:00 pm, at Vancouver
5/4

VINESONG 2014 Canadian Tour

The British Band, Vinesong, returns to British Columbia for their 2014 Canadian tour. Come and enjoy a wonderful Sunday night of praise and worship with Vinesong. Doors open at 4:30pm and concert begins at 5pm. Refreshments to follow concert.

For more information call 604-847-3306, email bswelch@telus.net or visit www.facebook.com/events/749253078440813/?context=create&ref_dashboard_filter=calendar&source=49#

INFO 5:00pm, at Christ the King Chapel, 45768 Hocking Avenue
5/4

Steve Bell, free-will offering concert

Steve Bell, Canadian singer/songwriter/storyteller, will be in solo concert at Faith Community Fellowship, 1427 Monte Vista Drive in Mount Vernon, Sunday, May 4th, 7:00pm. (FCF is located at the east end of College Way in Mount Vernon, ½ mile west of Hwy 9.) Steve has performed 26 concerts with symphony orchestras across Canada and into the US. His music has been awarded multiple awards including two JUNOs. He released his 17th career CD in 2012.

All are welcome to attend this intimate evening of story and song. A freewill offering will be taken to help cover expenses.
For more about Steve Bell go to http://stevebell.com/about/biography

• Event Admission: donation


Faith Community Fellowship
 1427 Monte Vista Drive
 Mount Vernon, Washington 98273

Event Sponsor: Faith Community Fellowship

For more information: http://faithcommunityfellowship.org/steve-bell-at-fcf/
• (360) 428-4661 • Office@Faithcommunityfellowship.org

INFO 7:00 pm, at Mount Vernon
5/9

California Baptist University Choir and Orchestra

140 singers and instrumentalist will share their music in an uplifting and powerful night of song! Don't miss this amazing and inspiring event! Get to know some of these terrific students personally by hosting one or more of them at your home Friday night!

Admission is free.

* Performance is at Lynden Christian High School: 503 Lyncs Drive, Lynden, WA 98264

For more information contact Terri Mason at masonterri@comcast.net, (360) 725-1870 or (909) 240-1411.

INFO 7:00 pm, at Lynden
5/105/11

Mothers Ride Free on Mother’s Day Weekend

Celebrate mom this Mother’s Day with a scenic train ride through the Cascade foothills. You and your mom will journey to the top of Snoqualmie Falls and enjoy the view of the valley below. The Northwest Railway Museum invites mothers to enjoy a free ride aboard our antique train, when accompanied by a paying child – of any age.

Passengers may board in Snoqualmie or North Bend. Round Trip takes approximately 70 minutes. Passengers may get off at the halfway point, shop, eat lunch, or take a stroll before returning on any later train. Trains depart every 75 minutes beginning at 11:01 AM from the Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 SE King Street, and at 11:31 AM from the North Bend Depot at 205 McClellan Street.

Roundtrip fares:  $10 ages 2-12, $18 ages 13-61, and $15 ages 62 and up, Under 2 are free!

For more, visit www.trainmuseum.org or call 425-888-3030. Visitors to the museum experience the excitement of a working railroad while learning about the important role railroads played in shaping the character of the Pacific Northwest.  The depot and bookstore are open to the public 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily.

INFO [Times listed below], at Snoqualmie Depot and North Bend Depot
5/105/11

North Sound Women's Expo

A women's Event celebrating us! Come and enjoy Fashion, Beauty, Wine Tasting, Macy's Fragrance Festival and Makeup Artistry, seminars and so much more!

Admission is $10  |  Sponsored by Bellingham Alive, Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, Macy's, Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism, Charter College Morgan Stanley

For more information call 360-453-4572, email info@klmediacorp.com or visit http://www.nswexpo.com.

INFO Sat. 10am - 7pm, Sun 10am-5pm, at Event Center at Silver Reef, 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale
5/10

Run For Your Mum

This a 5K run or walk in honor of Mother's Day. Participants can either pay a registration fee or gather pledges from friends and family to benefit Pregnancy Choices.

Event Admission Fee: 12 yrs and under - FREE; 13 yrs to 17 yrs - $5; 18 yrs and up - $20

For more information, visit: http://www.RunForYourMum.com

INFO 8:00am - Registration Begins; 9:00am - Walk Begins; 9:30am - Run Begins; 10:15am - Awards Ceremony i, at Port of Skagit County, Higgins Airport Way & Crosswinds Drive, Burlington
5/10

Walk Thru the Old Testament Seminar

New Joy Church would like to invite you to Walk Thru the Old Testament!

Want to get a better grasp of the big story behind the Old Testament? To be familiar with the themes, main characters and places, and to understand where each book fits in the big picture of the Bible?

Come to the Walk Thru the Old Testament seminar and gain a greater understanding and deeper love for God’s Word as our instructor guides us through a fun, interactive survey of the Old Testament.

Admission: $30 ($25 early bird til Apr 27)

Connaught Heights Church: 2201, 8th Avenue New Westminster, BC V3M 2T9

Event Sponsor: New Joy Church

For more information call (778) 888-6522, email info@newjoychurch.com or visit http://www.newjoychurch.com/announcements/2014/03/22/walk-through-the-old-testament/

 

INFO 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, at New Wesminster, BC
5/10

Walk for Fibromyalgia Awareness

First Annual FREE US FROM FIBROMYALGIA!

Join us for our first annual Walk for Fibromyalgia Awareness. There will be live entertainment and a Travelling Kitchen from White Spot Restaurant.

  • Sign-In and Late Registration: 12:00 pm
  • Group Warm-up: 12:45 pm
  • 1.2km Walk: 1:00 pm

To pre-register, call (778) 278-3697 or (604) 530-4173.

Location: FWSF, #109 - 20631 Fraser Hwy., Langley

Event Sponsor: Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation

For more information call (778) 278-3697

INFO 12:00 pm, at Langley
5/10

Eleven Choirs in Interfaith Coalition Concert

For the 15th year, Interfaith Coalition will host Choir Fest, a spring celebration of musical diversity by 11 different choirs from congregations around Whatcom County.

Choir Fest will be held at the Church of the Assumption (2116 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham) on Saturday, May 10, beginning at 1 pm.  Each choir will sing an individual selection of its own choosing, followed by all the choirs --- expected to be more than 225 voices ---  coming together for two special selections.

Leslie Guelker-Cone, Director of Choral Activities and Vocal Studies at Western Washington University, will direct the combined choir. Dr. Guelker-Cone, who has served as music director for churches for more than 25 years, in addition to work as a choral adjudicator, honor choir conductor and guest clinician, has selected Glory, Glory Hallelujah and Verleih’ uns Frieden (Grant Us Peace) for the combined choir.

Spiritual music, from traditional to gospel, performed by choirs large and small, will be featured. Although the concert is free, offerings to benefit Interfaith’s programs of homes, healthcare and shelter for all, are welcome.

This year’s participating choirs are: St. Paul’s Episcopal, Church of the Assumption, Faith Lutheran, Christ the Servant Lutheran, First Congregational, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, Christ Lutheran in Ferndale, First Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (youth choir), First Christian and Trinity Lutheran.

Interfaith Coalition includes 44 member congregations and PeaceHealth. Now in its 30th year, it supports housing and healthcare for all. Interfaith has eight emergency homes for families in Bellingham, plus three more that will open early this summer in Ferndale. It also operates two severe weather shelters for homeless men and women.

Event Admission: Free  |  Offerings will be taken to benefit Interfaith's programs of homes, healthcare and shelter.

Church of the Assumption

2116 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham

INFO 1:00 pm, at Bellingham
5/10

Love INC's Women's Spring Tea

Love INC (In the Name of Christ) is having a Women's Spring Tea, Saturday May 10, 2PM. The event will be held at Bellingham Covenant Church, 1530 Bakerview Rd, Bellingham. This traditional afternoon tea is Love INC's 7th annual women's spring gathering, and is designed to encourage women's friendship and to support the work of Whatcom Love INC. Featured speaker, author Lois Williams is speaking on "My Life as a Teacup: The Joy of Fulfilling our Created Purpose" To reserve your spot by May 2nd, contact the Love INC office at 360-671-6201 or email office@whatcomloveinc.org.

• Event Admission: $15


Bellingham Covenant Church
 1530 Bakerview Rd
 Bellingham, WA Bellingham

Event Sponsor: Lois Williams

For more information: http://whatcomloveinc.org
• (360) 671-6201 • office@whatcomloveinc.org

INFO 2:00 pm, at Bellingham
5/12

Fibromyalgia Celebration Dinner

Please join us as we celebrate Fibromyalgia Awareness Day and enjoy a Silent Auction, catered gourmet buffet dinner, and performance by Bobby Bruce as "Nearly Neil!"

  • 5:00 pm: Reception - Silent Auction, Cash Bar
  • 6:00 pm: Catered gourmet buffet dinner
  • 7:00 pm: Bobby Bruce as "Nearly Neil"

If you are unable to attend, your generosity in purchasing tickets and donating them to the Foundation will make it possible for a Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation Support Group Member to share this evening with us!

All donations over $25 will receive a tax receipt.

Tickets: $75.00 or Sponsor a Corporate Table for $600.00

For Tickets call (778) 278-3697  |  www.fibrowellspring.org

Event Location:
Newlands Golf & Country Club
21025 - 48 Ave., Langley, BC
 
Sponsored by: Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation
Canada Revenue Agency Registered Charity 85273 6966 RR0001
INFO 5:00 pm, at Langley
5/15

Apologetics Symposium: "The Biblical Basis for Apologetics"

Dr. Fernandes shows from the Scriptures that Christian Apologetics (the rational defense of the faith) is clearly based in the Scriptures. The Bible speaks about God revealing Himself to man in His creation and in man's conscience. And, the Apostles defended the faith using both eyewitness testimony and their own testimonies. Hence, traditional apologetics is biblical. Dr. Fernandes will also discuss different ways to defend the faith.


Dr. Phil Fernandes is the president of the Institute of Biblical Defense, which he founded in 1990 to teach Christians how to defend the Christian Faith. He is also the pastor of Trinity Bible Fellowship in Silverdale, WA, and teaches philosophy, world religions, theology, and apologetic's for CrossPoint Academy and the Imago Dei Institute (formerly Cascade Bible College).
The NW Creation Network organizes a monthly educational Apologetics Symposium at Cedar Park Church in Bothell, WA.
The programs customarily occur on the 3rd Thursday evening, and feature presentations by speakers, scientists, and authors who are dedicated to defending the Bible.


The events are free and open to the public and suitable for ages 11 and up. Please help us spread the word of these important new educational programs by forwarding this to homeschool groups, teachers, pastors, and others concerned about the defense of faith in an environment of competing worldviews.
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Admission is free  |  Sponsored by Northwest Creation Network

For more information call 206-465-1635, email contact@ nwcreation.net or visit http://nwcreation.net/symposium/.

INFO 7pm, at Cedar Park Church, 16300 112th Ave NE, Bothell
5/165/18

Limitless Relationships

Join Dr. Jim Richards of ImpactMinistries.com & Bob and Audrey Meisner Co-Hosts of the daily television program MyNewDay.tv as you discover how to:

-Conquer life-long struggles
-Experience Immediate Change
-Learn how you can move Your Invisible Boundaries
-Build better Business Relationships
-Develop Healthy, Right Relationships

To Register: RSVP: www.mynewday.tv
or Call 1-800-556-3533 to reserve your seat.

Seating is limited, so please register soon so you won't miss this life changing event.

• Event Admission: $100


Mary Winspear Theatre
 2243 Beacon Ave
  Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1W9

Event Sponsor: MyNewDay.tv

For more information: http://www.mynewday.tv
• (800) 556-3533 •

INFO Friday, 7:00pm-9:30pm | Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm | Sunday, 9:30am-1:00pm, at Sidney
5/16

Junior Ski to Sea Parade

The 2014 Junior Ski to Sea Parade will be held on Friday, May 16 begining at 6:00 p.m. The parade kicks off the Junior Ski to Sea weekend. It's a fun Friday night for the whole family!   The parade starts on the corner of Cornwall and Kearney Streets and continues down Cornwall and ends at Railroad and Champion Streets.

Admission is free  |  SPonsored by the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce

For more information call 360-734-1330, email s2sintern@bellingham.com or vist www.bellingham.com.

INFO 6:00pm, at Cornwall Street, Bellingham
5/165/18

Historymaker Conference 2014

Join us for this 50th HM anniversary celebration. We look forward to another great year with guests: Banning Liebscher founder of Jesus Culture, Martin Smith previous lead singer from Delirious?, The City Harmonic, Dan Bremnes, Andy Moore and Lefty Williams from Harlem Globetrotters

Admission fee: See historymaker.ca for rates

Sponsored by PAOC / World Vision /TWU / Summit Pacific College

For more information call (604) 533-7245, email questions@historymaker.ca or visit http://www.historymaker.ca

INFO 7pm, at Chilliwack Prospera Centre, 20411 Douglas Crescent, Langley
5/17

Miles for Smiles 5k Fun Run/Walk

The proceeds from this 5k community fun run/walk benefit Lynden High School athletes who cannot afford the "pay-to-play" fee.

Sponsored by the National Honor Society.

For more information email kirak7@vitalsoft.com or click http://www.vitalsoft.com/MilesForSmiles.pdf for flier.

INFO Start of Race: 9:30am, at Lynden High School, 1201 Bradley Rd., Lynden
5/17

Junior Ski to Sea Race

The Junior Ski to Sea race is a fun family event held annually at beautiful Lake Padden for participants who are in the 3rd grade or older.

Each year, six-member teams register to participate in a 5-leg race consisting of: Running, Three-Legged Race, Biking, Soccer, and an Obstacle Course. Go to www.bellingham.com for more information or to register your team."

Register by April 14 and save $30 on your registration fee. Registration fee of $150 per team starting April 15, 2014.  | Sponsored by Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce

For more information call 360-734-1330, email s2sintern@bellingham.com or visit www.bellingham.com.

INFO 8:00am-4:00pm, at Lake Padden Park, 4882 Samish Way, Bellingham
5/17

Walk by Faith 5k

The Walk By Faith 5k is back and bigger and better than ever! The registration fee includes your official Walk By Faith T-shirt as well as a tasty snack after you complete the 5k. We are encouraging all participants to also acquire sponsors to help support New Way Ministries. In addition, we will be selling “Walk by Faith” water bottles at the registration table for $10.00.

All registrations are due on May 5th. Any registrations submitted after that date will not be guaranteed a T-shirt. The application can be found at http://www.christianhopeassociation.org/walk-by-faith/ or at many local churches.   For more information on our ministry visit our website.

Entry fee is $20  |  For more information call 360-354-9930.

INFO 9:45, at New Way Ministries, 8575 Bender Road, Lynden
5/17

Fun & Fashion For Freedom Fundraiser

Fun & Fashion for Freedom
​ A Fashion Show fundraiser to benefit those women in the restoration program at Engedi Refuge Ministries, who have come out of sexual exploitation. For men and women alike - join us for an evening that includes a catered dinner, a silent auction, a raffle, entertainment and fun fashion for guys and gals. Bid on great auction items - Weekend Getaway Packages, Signed Sports Memorabilia, Spa Packages and much more!!

Tickets can be bought at Family Christian Bookstore in Lynden, at Cattelac Cowgirl Boutique in Lynden and online through Engedi Refuge Ministries website.

• Event Admission: $25

Bellewood Acres
 6140 Guide Meridian  Lynden, WA 98264

Event Sponsor: Cattelac Cowgirl & Gypsy Girl Boutiques

For more information: http://www.engedirefuge.com
• (360) 922-7600 • engedi.refuge@gmail.com

 

INFO 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm, at Lynden
5/17

Benefit for Oso & Christian Outreach

A Benefit Performance to aid Red Cross in their efforts for Oso and Christian Outreach. Paradosi Ballet Company, an 
Internationally known Christian traveling dance company, and Christian outreach will perform with Whatcom counties
own Dynamite, Illuminate and Sparklers dance teams (from Lynden WA). An evening of dance and worship!

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at:

  • A Gift of Dance: 1897 Front Street, Lynden WA 98264 [Open Monday-Thursday 2:30-7:30pm]
  • One Stop Mail Shop: 1730 La Bounty Road, Ste 3, Ferndale WA 98248 [Accepts Cash or Check]
  • Call Ferme Productions: (360) 224-4942 Monday or Wednesday [Accepts Debit or Credit]
  • Tickets will also be sold at the door: Whatcom Community College Syre Auditorium, Saturday May 17th at 7:00 pm.

50% of profits will go to Red Cross for Oso and Christian Outreach

• Event Admission: $12


Whatcom Community College Syre Auditorium
 237 W Kellogg Rd
 Bellingham, Washington 98225

Event Sponsor: Ferme' Productions

For more information:  
• (360) 224-4942 • info@danceprodigybooking.com

Directions and Campus Map

INFO 7:00 pm, at Bellingham
5/18

The Gospel Road Hymn Sing A Long

Come join us for a relaxing and fun time of praising our Lord in song with the old gospel hymns!
This is open to all and refreshment will be served.

If you would like to join the choirs in performing at the event, you are welcome to join our practice nights every Tuesday at 6:30-8:30pm. Location is at Christ the King Church in Bellingham in Room 216. 4173 Meridian Street. No auditions are needed as all who enjoy singing are welcome.

Please tell your friends and family as well!!

• Event Admission: Free and Optional Donations accepted


Christ the King Bellingham, WA
 4173 Meridian Street
 Bellingham, WA 98225

Event Sponsor: The Hopeful Sound Choir and Kings Men of Song

For more information: http://www.ctkbellingham.com
• (360) 752-9804 • thehopefulsound@gmail.com

INFO 6:30 pm, at Bellingham
5/20

Abbotsford City Prayer Breakfast

Event Speakers Topic
We are all on the Same Team:
Guest Speakers: Wally Buono..Mgr BC LIONS
Dave Klassen...Chaplain to BC LIONS and Vancouver CANUCKS

• Event Admission: $20


Ramada Hotel
 36035 N. Parallel Road
 Abbotsford, BC V2S7J8

Event Sponsor: Abbotsford Christian Leaders Network

For more information:  
• (604) 855-3368 •

INFO 7:00 am, at Abbotsford
5/24

St. George's Spring Fling

Spring Fling ~ St. George’s, Cadboro Bay
Saturday May 24th 10:00 - 2:00 pm
Silent Auction, Kids’ Games, BBQ Hotdogs,
Cake Walk, Bouncy Castle, Baking, Books,
Dunk Tank, Dog Show, Food from the Ismaili Community, Treasures and much more...
Rain or Shine, Free Admission

Website: www.stgeorges-cadborobay.ca

• Event Admission: Free


St. George’s Church, Cadboro Bay
 3909 St. George’s Lane Across from Maynard Park
 Victoria, British Columbia V8N 4E3

Event Sponsor: St. George's Church

For more information: http://www.stgeorges-cadborobay.ca
• (250) 655-7068 • stgeorge_cadborobay@shaw.ca

INFO 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, at Victoria
5/26

Memorial Day Weekend Train Special for the Military

Memorial Day Weekend Trains Salute America’s Military Northwest Railway with Special Fare and Weekday Train Run May 26th

The Northwest Railway Museum pays tribute to America’s service men and women and their families this Memorial Day with a special weekday train run on Monday, May 26th.  This is in addition to the railroad’s usual weekend train schedule.  

To commemorate the holiday, the museum will offer $5 roundtrip train fare Saturday May 24, Sunday May 25 and Monday May 26, to members of the military:  active duty, guard, reserve, retired, and their dependent family members, with current military ID.  The Museum offers scenic train excursions aboard its antique train, through the Cascade foothills of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley, including a ride to the top of Snoqualmie Falls. 

Trains depart every 90 minutes beginning at 11:01 AM from the Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 SE King Street and at 11:31 AM from the North Bend Depot at 205 McClellan Street.  Regular roundtrip fares:  $10 children (ages 2-12), $18 adults (ages 13-61), and $15 (age 62 and up)!

For more information call the Northwest Railway Museum at 425-888-3030 or visit www.trainmuseum.org. Visitors to the museum experience the excitement of a working railroad while learning about the important role railroads played in shaping the character of the Pacific Northwest.  The Snoqualmie Depot, exhibits and Depot Bookstore are open to the public 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

INFO Every 90 minutes beginning at 11:01 AM, at Snoqualmie | North Bend
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