Seniors & Aging

5 things to do in Whatcom County this spring


One of the best singalong musicals, “Mamma Mia!,” the smash hit based on the songs of Swedish pop group ABBA, comes to Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St., at 7:30 p.m. March 30.

A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Over 54 million people around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story, and the music that make “Mamma Mia!” the ultimate feel-good show.

Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels the enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives!

Tickets, $40 to $99, are at 360-734-6080 and


“Menopause: The Musical,” the hilarious celebration of women and “the change” (who said mood swings aren’t fun?) is staged at 3 p.m. April 19 at Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St.

Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more. The hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for more than a decade.

Tickets, $20 to $55, are at 360-734-6080 and


Who doesn’t remember the delightful Jimmy Stewart talking to his imaginary friend, Harvey, who happens to be a rabbit? “Harvey” was first a play, written by Mary Chase in 1944, but the well-known 1950 movie earned Stewart a Best Oscar nomination.

Ruth Posthuma directs the sweet comedy April 9-26 in Lynden Performing Arts Guild’s production at Claire vg Thomas Theatre, in Dutch Village Mall, 655 Front St.

Tickets are $12 general, $10 students and seniors, $8 for youths 3 to 8. Details: 360-354-4425,


The 29th annual Lynden Craft and Antique Show, featuring some of the best of the Northwest in handcrafted gifts, home decor, garden and vintage treasures, runs 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 19-20 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 21 at Northwest Washington Fair & Events Center, 1775 Front St.

More than 100 talented artisans display and sell their wares. There’s also a café espresso bar and ongoing entertainment, plus free parking and return privileges. Some of the artists will be at the show. The event is organized by Judy Meixner and Trudy Ferguson, as Whatcom County Crafters.

Admission: $6 general, $5 seniors, free for kids 12 and younger. Details: 360-966-5573, and Facebook.


The 13th annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival celebrates the incredible variety of birds that visit Blaine and Birch Bay on the Pacific Flyway flight path for migratory birds in America, extending from Alaska to the tip of South America. The festival runs March 13-15 with field trips, nature cruises, wildlife demonstrations, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, and expert wildlife speakers.

Details:, 360-543-9982.