2013 Ski to Sea calendar of events

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 15, 2013 

Scenes from the downhill skiing/snowboarding leg of the 2012 Ski to Sea Race on Sunday, May 27, 2012.

KRAMER JANDERS — COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

Here's a look at Ski to Sea events for 2013.

For more details, call 360-746-8861 or 360-734-1330, or see skitosea.com or bellingham.com.

Ski to Sea Junior Parade

Friday, May 17, 6 p.m., starts at Cornwall Avenue at Alabama Street and ends at York and North State streets. Judging is 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Bands and floats must register. All others just show up.

Details: 360-734-1330, bellingham.com.

Ski to Sea Junior Race

Saturday, May 18, Lake Padden Park.

Elementary school (grades 3-5 registered for a.m. race) check-in at 8 a.m., race at 9 a.m.

Middle school/community check-in at 10:45 a.m., race at 11:45 a.m.

Elementary school (grades 3-5, registered for p.m. race) check in at 1:15 p.m., race at 2:15 p.m.

Details: 360-734-1330, bellingham.com.

Volunteer Appreciation Barbecue

Sunday, May 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Details: volunteer@skitosea.com.

"The Mountain Runners"

Award-winning film about the history of Ski to Sea is screened at 6:30 p.m. May 23 at Pickford Film Center.

The Friends of the Bellingham Library Used Book Sale

Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave.

Wednesday and Thursday, May 22-23: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (most books $1).

Friday, May 24: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (half-price day).

Saturday, May 25: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ($4 a bag).

Details: 360-778-7250, bellinghamfriends@yahoo.com.

Whatcom Art Guild Art Market

Dozens of members of Whatcom Art Guild show and sell their original fine art, jewelry, glassworks, ceramics, textiles, photography and carvings, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 23-26 in Finnegan's Alley, off Harris Avenue between 11th and 12th streets. Special entertainment Sunday, May 26.

Details: 360-738-8564, whatcomartguild.org.

Community Block Party: Theme is "Back to Basics"

Friday, May 24, 5-9 p.m., Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro, 1107 Railroad Ave.

All ages welcome; beer garden for people 21 and older. Includes a Cupcake Challenge (with defending champs Katie's Cupcakes against Barb's Pies & Pastries and Cupcakes Like It Sweet). Signing of DVDs of "The Mountain Runners" film about the history of Ski to Sea. Live music by The Atlantics at 6 p.m.

Also:

Saturday, May 25, 2 p.m., $6 cover in the beer garden. Music by Bellingham Firefighters Pipes and Drums at 5 p.m.

Sunday, May 26, 8 p.m., music by Luke Warm and the Moderates, all ages, no cover.

Ski to Sea Blossom Time Grand Parade

Theme is "Watch Us Grow," Grand marshals: The Locker Family of Ferndale

Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Judging at 10:30 a.m., parade starts at noon at Cornwall Avenue at Alabama Street, continues south on Cornwall Avenue, east on Champion Street, north on State Street, and ends at York and State streets.

Details: 360-734-1330, bellingham.com.

Ski to Sea Race

Sunday, May 26, 7:45 a.m. to late afternoon, Mt. Baker Ski Area to Marine Park.

Finish line party and awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Beer garden, food booths, music, kids' activities, open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Marine Park.

Antique Car Show

Sunday, May 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Boulevard Park.

Brass-era cars, Mustangs, Corvettes, hot rods, imports, station wagons, convertibles.

Details: 360-647-1832, aarcbellingham.com.

Fairhaven Festival

Sunday, May 26, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Historic Fairhaven District and the Village Green.

All-day street fair for all ages and tastes, music by DJ BamBam (starting 2 p.m.), children's activities, beer garden, arts and craft vendors, nonprofit booths, ethnic foods and more.

From downtown Fairhaven, you can walk down to Marine Park to watch kayakers come in off Bellingham Bay for the last leg of the race and the ringing of the bell. At the park, you'll find race information and race photos, and exhibitors.

Stage at 11th Street and McKenzie Avenue

No cover for beer garden, open noon to 6:30 p.m.

Music schedule:

Noon: Takes All Kinds.

2:30 p.m.: SpaceBand.

4:30 p.m.: Monkeywrench.

Details: Fairhaven.com.

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