Art show, book sale, film screening part of Ski to Sea events



Scenes from the 2012 Ski to Sea Junior Parade.


Ski to Sea, Whatcom County's biggest festival, gets underway this weekend, May 17-19, and continues through May 27 at Mt. Baker Ski Area, in downtown Bellingham and in Fairhaven, among other locations. Early highlights:

Art By The Airport: Whatcom Art Guild's annual show and sale of fine art and crafts runs 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17-18, at Fox Hall at the Hampton Inn, 3985 Bennett Drive, a new location for the show.

Junior Ski to Sea Parade: Individuals, schools, organizations and others can gather for judging from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Cornwall Avenue and Alabama Street. The parade begins at 6 p.m.

Ski to Sea Junior Race: The Junior Ski to Sea race is open to youths in third grade or older. The five-leg contest consists of running, three-legged racing, biking, soccer and an obstacle course, all taking place Saturday, May 18, at Lake Padden Park. A free shuttle runs from the west park entrance to the race course at the east entrance. The race begins 8 a.m.

Ski to Sea Book Sale: The Friends of the Bellingham Public Library's sale of used books and other media runs 10 a.m. to 6 pm. Wednesday through Friday, May 22-24, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 25, at the downtown library, 210 Central Ave. May 24 is half-price day; May 25 is $4-a-bag day.

"The Mountain Runners": The locally made film about America's first mountain endurance foot race, held 1911 through 1913 on Mount Baker, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. The showing will be introduced by directors Todd Warger and Brian Young.

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