Holiday Festival at Bellingham Cruise Terminal this weekend

The Holiday Port Festival is a free, family-friendly event held December 2nd, 3rd and 4th at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. This is the port’s signature event for the community and includes:

  • Art activities with Allied Arts teaching artists
  • Fire truck and horse-drawn wagon rides
  • Free cookies and hot apple cider
  • Free performances by local choirs, bands, and dancers
  • Gingerbread house display
  • Visit with Santa and Mrs Claus, with the option to purchase photos from Turner Photographics

 

Come vote for your favorite gingerbread creation and enjoy local talent. Performance schedule for the 2011 festival:

Friday, December 2nd
12:00 – 12:50   Whatcom/Shuksan 8th Grade Orchestra
1:00 – 1:20       Blaine High School Chamber Choir
1:30 – 1:50       Meridian Middle School Jazz Band
2:00 – 2:50       New Song Choir
3:00 – 3:20       Meridian Chamber Choir
3:30 – 3:50       Meridian Jazz Band
4:00 – 4:20       Sehome Chamber Orchestra
4:30 – 4:50       The Vocal Studio of Jami Templeton
5:00 – 5:20       Roosevelt Elementary School Choir
5:30 – 5:50       Bellingham High School Showstoppers
6:00 – 6:20       Ferndale High School Swing Choir
6:30 – 6:50       Splatty Daddies
7:00 – 7:20       Larrabee School Choir
7:30 – 7:50       Bellingham Community Chorus
Saturday, December 3rd
11:00 – 11:20   Mount Baker Blendz
11:30 – 11:50   Columbia Choir
12:00 – 12:50   Bellingham Scottish Country Dancers
1:00 – 1:20       Blaine Harbor Christmas Brass
1:30 – 1:50       Sehome Chamber Choir
2:00 – 2:50       Whatcom Girls Chorus
3:00 – 3:20       Happy Valley Choir
3:30 – 3:50       Lowell Elementary Choir
4:00 – 4:50       Saxophone Quartet
5:00 – 5:20       Parkview Elementary 3rd Grade
5:30 – 5:50       PG Sound Music Studios
Sunday, December 4th
11:00 – 11:50   Bellingham Youth Jazz Band
12:00 – 12:20   Whatcom Hills Waldorf School Choir
12:30 – 12:50   The Neighborhood Playhouse
1:00 – 1:50       BHS Alumni Band
2:00 – 2:20       Central Choir
2:30 – 2:50       Fairhaven Sunrise Choir
3:00 – 3:50       Dancing for Joy – Jubilee Dance Company
4:00 – 4:50       Evergreen Music Studios & Whatcom Flute Ensemble
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Music in the Bellingham Public Library, Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2011

Bellingham Public Library will host several local musical ensembles this week. Stop by to hear a selection of live music. Performances are free of charge and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, November 28 – Upper Mezzanine from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Don Denny and Phil Sottile, Mandolin and guitar
  • Monday, November 28 – Upper Mezzanine from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    David Zagelow, Flute
  • Tuesday, November 29 – Upper Mezzanine from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Don Denny and Phil Sottile, Mandolin and guitar
  • Tuesday, November 29 – Lecture Room from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Kid’Sax Quartet – director Mark Kelly Saxophone
  • Thursday, December 1 – Upper Mezzanine from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Richard Scholtz and Flip Breskin Dulcimer, autoharp, and guitar
  • Thursday, December 1 – Lower Lobby from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Richard Scholtz, Janet Peterson and Marie Eaton Dulcimer, autoharp, cello, and guitar
  • Friday, December 2 – Lecture Room from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    BUG – Bellingham Ukulele Group Ukulele
  • Friday, December 2 – Lower Lobby from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Protea String Quartet performing: Mozart String Quartet, K. 499 and Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden”, first movement
  • Saturday, December 3 – Lower Lobby from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Toni Knight and two students Harp
  • Saturday, December 3 – Lower Lobby from 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
    Tocato Tango Accordion, string bass, cello
  • Saturday, December 3 – Upper Mezzanine from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Kevin Karcher Classical guitar

Taken from BPL’s press release at http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org/News/NewsReleases/112811MusicInTheLibrary.aspx

Welcome Whatcom Families!

We hope this is a valuable resource for our community.  Bellingham and Whatcom County families need a central place online to connect, find resources and learn about upcoming family-friendly events. We welcome and ask for any feedback and suggestions from you (contact us here)!