Ski to Sea events calendar

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 23, 2014 

S2S BOOK SALE CLO

Luke Handzlik, 3, laughs while reading the book "Scooby-Doo! The Race Car Monster" at the 2011 Ski to Sea book sale at the Bellingham Public Library.

KATIE GREENE — THE BELLINGHAM HERALD Buy Photo

A look at Ski to Sea events for 2014. Details: 360-746-8861, 360-734-1330, skitosea.com, Bellingham.com.

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.

Downtown Bellingham

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

360-734-1330, Bellingham.com.

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.

360-734-1330, Bellingham.com

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: volunteer@skitosea.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, bellinghamfriends@yahoo.com

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.

Also:

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.

Downtown Bellingham

360-734-1330, bellingham.com

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

FAIRHAVEN FESTIVAL

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.

SHUTTLE UP!

Try the Ski to Sea shuttle system with Whatcom Transportation Authority

Two routes:

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

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