The 18th season of the Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema starts Saturday at Fairhaven Village Green, get up close and personal with llamas and enjoy a sneak peek into the greenest homes in Whatcom County.
Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema
Bellingham’s summer outdoor movie series, the Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema, now in its 18th year, features entertainment and big screen movies on Saturdays through Aug. 26 at Fairhaven Village Green. Bring your own seating — blankets are the best option and are allowed on the grass. Lawn chairs are not allowed on the grass, but there is a limited amount of space for chairs on the brick area surrounding the grass.
Event entry is $5 per person; kids 5 and younger get in free. Hot food and snacks will be available for sale at the events. Outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted.
Event and entertainment start times vary depending on sunset. Movies show at dusk following event entertainment.
Event changes or cancellations will be posted first on Facebook.
▪ Saturday: “Ghostbusters” (1984). Seating opens at 7:30 p.m. Entertainment at 8:15 p.m. with The Seahawks 12 Tour: The 12 Tour with the Sea Gals, Blue Thunder, team mascot Blitz, emcee and host Gee Scott from 710 ESPN Seattle, and DJ Supa Sam, as well as Seahawks center Joey Hunt and running back C.J. Prosise.
▪ July 1: “Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them,” Seating opens at 7:30 p.m. Live music by the Brass Patriots at 8:15 p.m.
▪ July 8: “Hidden Figures.” Seating opens at 7:30 p.m. Live music by The Sweet Goodbyes at 8:15 p.m.
▪ July 15: “Moana,” Seating opens at 7:30 p.m. Dancing with Aloha Hula NW at 8:15 p.m.
▪ July 22: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” Seating opens at 7:15 p.m. Circus variety show with Strangely at 8 p.m.
▪ July 29: “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” (1971) Seating opens at 7:15 p.m. Chocolate Game Show at 8 p.m.
▪ Aug. 5: “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Seating opens at 6:45 p.m. Circus variety show with Wren and Della at 7:30 p.m.
▪ Aug. 12: “Finding Dory.” Seating opens at 6:45 p.m. Live music by Brian Ernst at 7:30 p.m.
▪ Aug.19: “La La Land.” Seating opens at 6:15 p.m, Dancing with Bellingham Dance Company at 7 p.m.
▪ Aug. 26: “The Princess Bride.” Seating opens at 6:15 p.m, Circus variety with Claymazing at 7 p.m.
Details: 360-733-2682, epiceap.com/fairhaven-outdoor-cinema.
¿Cómo se llama?
Ever wondered what a llama and alpaca show is like? Interested in 4H or family fun? Stop by between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday at the JNK Llama Farm, 5015 Sand Road, and watch the judging for showmanship, an obstacle course and more. It’s free for spectators. Please park at Harmony Elementary School, 5060 Sand Road, across from the farm and walk over. There’s also a Llama and Alpaca Information and Education Day for current and potential owners on Saturday, but reservations are required.
Full STEAM ahead at the FIG and the library
Art educators at Whatcom Museum’s Family Interactive Gallery at the Lightcatcher, 250 Flora St., will lead an array of activities that bridge together science, technology engineering, art and math (STEAM), creating learning experiences that stir the senses, stimulate the imagination and strengthen critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The topic for this Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon: “A Glass Symphony.” Benjamin Franklin created a strange musical instrument called the glass harmonica. Kids can find out how it works by making their own instruments using glass and water.
Also this summer, kids can have fun with activities that correlate with story times at Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. From noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, kids age 5 and older can experiment with the properties of oil pastels, watercolors and markers and discover what happens when you apply them to different paper surfaces. They also can play around with oobleck, a non-Newtonian substance that is neither liquid nor solid (that is, it acts like a liquid when being poured, but like a solid when a force is acting on it). It gets its name from the Dr. Seuss book “Bartholomew and the Oobleck,” in which a gooey, green substance fell from the sky and wreaked havoc in the kingdom. Make oobleck and learn why it feels a lot like quick sand.
Build your (green) dream house
Enjoy a sneak peek into some of the greenest homes in Whatcom County, be inspired by eco-luscious landscapes and learn from some of the top sustainable design experts in town on the 2017 Imagine This! Home and Landscape Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Participants can explore and learn about green roofs, active solar, edible landscapes, low-maintenance landscapes, reclaimed materials and alternative building materials. Tickets are $10, available at Village Books, the RE Store and the Community Food Co-op stores or at any stop on the day of the tour by cash or check only. Kids 15 and younger get in for free.
Details: 360-647-7093, WhatcomHomeandLandscapeTour.org.
Learning is fun at the beach
Birch Bay State Park environmental education programs take place throughout the summer. First up is a beach walk and low tide critter search at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, meeting at the BP Heron Center, 7290 Birch Bay Drive, then walking to explore the marine life at a minus tide with a guided beach walk conducted by Katharine Sells and other beach naturalists. Sells will help kids discover what lies beneath those rocks on the shore. At 4 p.m., kids ages 6-12 can join Birch Bay State Park Rangers for an exploration of Birch Bay State Park's forest and beach. Meet at the park’s wildlife theater, 5105 Helweg Road. The Junior Ranger “Hunters of the Sky” program at 7 p.m. July 1 features an educational program with Sardis Raptor Center that includes some of the most magnificent birds of prey, such as bald and golden eagles, a variety of hawks, the largest owl species in the world and a peregrine falcon. This program provides viewers with the rare opportunity to see a variety of birds up close while learning about their habitats and their roles in the environment. Meet at the wildlife theater.
Details: 360-220-6862, fobbsp.org.
What are you going to get out and do next weekend? Share with Margaret Bikman: 360-715-2273, facebook.com/bellinghamherald. Tell us about your event at least three weeks in advance to be considered for this column.