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Ski to Sea race, parade; Orca Fest; Ken Wilcox appearances

The Bellingham Firefighters Pipes & Drums perform during the 2015 Blossomtime Parade. This year’s parade will be on Saturday, May 28.
The Bellingham Firefighters Pipes & Drums perform during the 2015 Blossomtime Parade. This year’s parade will be on Saturday, May 28. For The Bellingham Herald

Ski to Sea and the numerous events surrounding the county’s signature relay event highlight the activities for the week of Thursday, May 26.

Ski to Sea parade, race

Ski to Sea festivities kick off with Bellingham’s beloved annual Blossom Time Grand Parade at noon Saturday, May 28, featuring marching bands, politicians, classic cars, horses, camels, fire engines, bagpipers and floats that highlight local businesses, service clubs and activities. Watch on Cornwall Avenue from Alabama Street south to Champion Street. The annual Ski to Sea relay race offers plenty of spectator opportunities starting at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, May 29, and a festival at the finish line in downtown Fairhaven from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Info: skitosea.com, and the Ski to Sea Blossom Time Grand Parade page on Facebook.

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Peter Ali improvises a song with students on their Plains Indian-style flutes at the Olympia Waldorf School in 2014. He’ll be among the performs at Orca Fest. Drew Perine The Olympian
Orca Fest

Orca Fest at Birch Bay State Park features speakers, live music, educational booths and children’s activities from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Birch Bay State Park. Info: fobbsp.org

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Ken Wilcox, author of the locally popular guide book “Hiking Whatcom County,” makes two appearances this week. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald
Outdoors writer

Outdoors writer Ken Wilcox will be in Bellingham to discuss the newest edition of his popular field guide “Hiking Whatcom County.” He speaks from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in the Fireplace Room of the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St., and at 7 p.m. Friday, May 27, at Village Books, 1210 11th St.

Details: ajwinsor@gmail.com and 425-341-3738; 360-671-2626.

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Elana Azose, author of “Never Insult a Killer Zucchini,” will read and sign copies of her picture book about an outrageous science fair at Village Books. Charlesbridge Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald
Kids’ event

Former Northwest writer Elana Azose, author of “Never Insult a Killer Zucchini,” returns to read and sign copies of her picture book about an outrageous science fair at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Info: 360-676-2626, villagebooks.com.

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Paul Woodcock, left, shows Jerry Stege where to point his scope during an undated outing to Semiahmoo spit. Jamie Clark Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald
For the birds

Bird-watching walk with birding expert Paul Woodcock free at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 29, at the BP Heron Center in Birch Bay State Park. A $10 day-use fee or $30 annual Discover Pass required to park. Info: fobbsp.org.

What are you going to get out and do next weekend? Share with Robert Mittendorf: 360-715-2805, @bhamMitty, facebook.com/bellinghamherald. Tell us about your event at least three weeks in advance to be considered for this column.

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