Several Earth Day events planned in Whatcom County

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 21, 2014 

A number of events take place in Whatcom County in honor of Earth Day, April 22:

Movie screening: "Elemental," 7 p.m. Monday, April 21, Mount Baker Theater Encore Room, 104 N. Commercial; Free.

From India, to Australia, to Canada, Elemental covers three different issues through the lives of three very different people, protecting three elements: earth, air, and water. It's artistically appealing, moving, and honest. Don't miss the rare chance to see this important movie. Location: Encore Room at Mt Baker Theater (Champion Street entrance). Seating is limited to 120.

Earth Day Free Day, Tuesday, April 22, Visit Washington state parks for free. The Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park on designated free days. Please note: A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife during State Parks free days. Details: discoverpass.wa.gov.

Reduce & Reuse Sale, 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, Syre Student Center, Whatcom Community College. Whatcom's Sustainability Club hosts an Earth Day fundraiser sale of books, clothing, sports equipment, toys and small furniture, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22 and 23 in Syre Student Center rooms 107 and 108. Details: cchadwel@whatcom.ctc.edu.

Market Tote workshop, Tuesday, April 22, 11:30 a.m. Fourth Corner Quilts, Bellingham, 1844 N. State St.; $8; (360) 714-0070

Observe Earth Day and join us to make a shopping tote from home decorator weight fabric. Workshop fee includes materials, instruction and use of one of Janome sewing machines. No prior sewing experience required. Call to pre-register. Class size limited to 6 participants. Workshops will also be offered on April 26, May 10 and May 19.

We Love Our Earth, 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, Blaine Public Library, Blaine, 610 Third St. Jenny Funderburg and Girl Scout Troop 40099 will lead children ages 4-11 with stories and crafts from recycled materials. Free.

Earth Day Community Fair, 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Free.

This informative community event is great for all ages and aims to raise awareness about the numerous resources available to us locally in Bellingham. From CSAs and human powered machines to recycled art -- this year, Boundary intends to assemble an eclectic assortment of 'green' innovations from our community. Tables with representatives from various local organizations will be here to answer questions and showcase samples of their "green" products.

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