SKI TO SEA JUNIOR PARADE
Friday, May 16, 6 p.m., starts at Cornwall Avenue at Alabama Street and ends at York and State streets. Judging is from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Bands and floats must register. All others just show up.
SKI TO SEA JUNIOR RACE
Saturday, May 17
Lake Padden Park
Elementary (grades 3-5) school check-in at 8 a.m., race at 9 a.m.
Middle school/community check-in at 11 a.m., race at noon.
Elementary (grades 3-5) school check in at 1:30 p.m., race at 2:30 p.m.
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION BARBECUE
Saturday, May 17, noon to 3 p.m.
Bloedel Donovan Park
Free for all volunteers, performance by players from the Upfront Theatre
Details: email@example.com, 360-746-8861
"THE MOUNTAIN RUNNERS"
Screening of locally produced, award-winning film about the history of Ski to Sea
Thursday, May 22, 6:30 p.m.
The Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St.
More at themountainrunners.com.
THE FRIENDS OF THE BELLINGHAM LIBRARY USED BOOK SALE
Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave.
Wednesday and Thursday, May 21-22: 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.-1 p.m. ($4 a bag)
Details: 360-778-7250, firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY
Friday, May 23, 5-9 p.m.
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro, 1107 Railroad Ave.
All ages welcome; beer garden for ages 21 and older. Stroll down "Salsa Alley" to taste and judge which Mexican restaurants make the best salsa in town! Live music by the Jasmine Greene Band.
Saturday, May 24, 2 p.m. Music by the Bellingham Firefighters Pipes and Drums. All-ages until 10 p.m.
$5 cover in the beer garden after 5 p.m. with music by The Atlantics.
Sunday, May 25, 4 to 11 p.m.
Music by The Legendary Chucklenuts at 8 p.m.; no cover.
SKI TO SEA BLOSSOM TIME GRAND PARADE
Saturday, May 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Judging at 10:30 a.m., parade starts at noon at Cornwall Avenue at Alabama Street, south on Cornwall Avenue, east on Champion Street, north on State Street, and ends at York and State streets.
SKI TO SEA RACE
Sunday, May 25, 7:45 a.m. to end (around 6 p.m.)
Mount Baker Ski Area to Marine Park in Fairhaven
Food booths, music, kids' activities, open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Marine Park, beer garden open 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Parking in the gravel lots at Harris Avenue and Sixth Street.
The Antique Car Show at Boulevard Park is cancelled for 2014.
Details: 360-734-1777, aarcbellingham.com
Sunday, May 25, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Historic Fairhaven District
All-day street fair for all ages and tastes, children's activities, a beer garden, arts and craft vendors, nonprofit booths, ethnic foods and more. From downtown Fairhaven, you can walk down to Fairhaven's Marine Park to watch the 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 a number of exhibitors.
Stage at 11th Street and McKenzie Avenue
No cover for beer garden, open noon to 7 p.m.
Music on the street schedule
Noon: The Walrus
2:30 p.m.: SpaceBand
5 p.m.: Sunset Superman
Green Stage at the Village Green
10th Street and Mill Avenue.
Entertainment 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Silk Road dancers opening; Seamus O'Carey leading all-ages karaoke from 12:30 to 5 p.m.
Details: Fairhaven.com, Historic Fairhaven Festivals on Facebook.
Try the Ski to Sea shuttle system with Whatcom Transportation Authority
Route 14: Western Washington University (C lot by the Wade King Recreation Center) to Fairhaven; buses run every 15-30 minutes, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Route 401: Leaves downtown station, along State Street, to Fairhaven (12th Street and McKenzie Avenue); buses run every 30 minutes; 7:40 a.m.-9:15 p.m.; last bus leaves Fairhaven at 7:55 p.m.
Cost: $1; all valid WTA passes accepted.
Details: ridewta.com, 360-676-RIDE (7433).
-- COMPILED BY MARGARET BICKMAN