The 12th annual Welding Rodeo, hosted by Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave., features eight invitation-only teams that create welded sculptures with the theme "Small Works." Teams have two days to complete their sculptures.
In addition, competitive welders from high-schoolers to seasoned pros will show off their skills while competing for prizes, and vendors will display new products and equipment. There will be a barbecue, and visitors can experiment with welding.
The free event runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 17-18. Details: 360-752-8346, weldingrodeo.com.