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This week: Chicken parade, children’s writers and fish trivia

Chickens get gussied-up for the annual parade in Edison.
Chickens get gussied-up for the annual parade in Edison. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Fish facts, parading chickens, children’s literature and the best in outdoor gear are a few of your options for things to do this weekend.

A parade to cluck at

Dress like a chicken, gather your chickens in cages on a little red wagon, or just watch the hilarity of the annual Chicken Parade through downtown Edison at noon Sunday, Feb. 28. Information: Edison Bird Festival on Facebook.

See the hidden library

Go behind the scenes at the Bellingham Public Library with a free guided tour that shows how the library works, how books are repaired and see the “hidden” fourth floor from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 27, at 210 Central Ave. Registration not required; call Johnson at 360-778-7217 for more information or if mobility assistance is required.

See outdoors equipment

The third annual Recreation Northwest Expo features dozens of exhibitors with information and products for outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, trail running and paddling free from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad St. Information:

Fish Trivia Night

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association presents its 6th annual Trivia Night, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at Wander Brewing, 1807 Dean Ave. Teams of five people, entry fee is $5 per person to play; arrive 15 minutes early to register. Theme is fish. Information:, 360-715-0283.

Children’s writers, illustrators

Hear four of the top writers and illustrators in children’s literature discuss their work at the 13th annual Children’s Literature Conference, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in the Performing Arts Center at Western Washington University. Registration is $175 general, $75 for retired teachers or WWU employees, and $40 for students and para-educators. Speakers are Cynthia Lord, Peter Brown, Melissa Sweet and Gene Luen Yang. Information:

What are you going to get out and do next weekend? Share with Robert Mittendorf: 360-715-2805, @bhamMitty,