Family friendly events from March 26, 2013

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDFebruary 12, 2012 

Here are some of the family friendly events for Whatcom County area beginning March 26, 2013. Check our online calendar for more events or to enter your own event.

Preschool Storytime Tuesday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. Lynden Public Library, Lynden, 216 Fourth St.; free Stories and more for ages 3 - 5.

Toddler Time Tuesday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. Blaine Public Library, Blaine, 610 Third St.; free 20 minutes of stories, songs, and other amusements for very young children. Preschoolers are welcome, but content is aimed at 1-3 year-olds.

Preschool Storytime at North Fork Library Tuesday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. North Fork Community Library, Maple Falls, 7506 Kendall Road; free Stories and more for ages 3 - 5, with Evie Harman.

Preschool Storytime at Deming Library Tuesday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. Deming Public Library, Deming, 5044 Mt Baker Hwy.; free Stories and more for ages 3 - 5.

Little Storytime Tuesday, March 26, 11:05 a.m. Bellingham Public Library Dodson Room, Bellingham, 210 Central Ave.; free; (360) 778-7200 Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun! Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family. Birth to 3 years, with an adult partner CONTACT: Bethany Hoglund 360-778-7200 bhoglund@cob. ...

Basic Drawing and Painting Tuesday, March 26, 1:00 p.m. BellinghamART, Bellingham, The Creekside Building, 1701 Ellis Street,; $15 ; (360)738-08379 Children 6 to 8 years old are introduced to the basics of drawing and painting and challenges young students through drawing and painting projects using subjects such as animals, still life, and people. Students learn the proper use of pencil, brush, pastel, charcoal, watercolor, and acrylic paint. ...

Exploring Drawing and Painting Tuesday, March 26, 4:00 p.m. BellinghamART, Bellingham, The Creekside Building, 1701 Ellis Street,; $15 per session; (360) 738-8379 Young students 5 to 6 years start with the step-by-step basics of drawing and painting as well as exploring and learning to use watercolor, colored pencil, oil and chalk pastels. Students will learn to apply their creativity through fun and educational proects with drawings and paintings taken from observation, photographs and illustrations.

Basic Drawing and Painting Tuesday, March 26, 4:15 p.m. BellinghamART, Bellingham, The Creekside Building, 1701 Ellis Street,; $21 per session; (360) 738-8379 An introduction for children 8 to 12 years old to the basics of drawing and painting while challenging students to expand their art with projects inspired by people, animals, still life, and fantasy. Students will learn to draw independently while developing skill and technique in simple perspective, 3D drawing, shading, proportion, and depth using pencil, pastel, charcoal, watercolor and acrylic paint.

Ceramics Classes Tuesday, March 26, 6:00 p.m. Gabriels Art Kids, Bellingham, 1415 Dupont St.; $35-$40 Join local ceramic artist, Ann Marie Cooper for a fun afternoon or evening creating with clay. Currently, Ann Marie is offering a class for adults on March 17 & 24, and another for parents & children together on March 19 & 26. For full information, please visit her website: http://www. ...

Toddler Time Wednesday, March 27, 9:30 a.m. Lynden Public Library, Lynden, 216 Fourth St.; free 20 minutes of stories, songs, and other amusements for very young children ages 1-3 years. Choose between identical programs at 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. weekly on Wednesday beginning September 19.

I Can Draw and Paint Wednesday, March 27, 10:00 a.m. BellinghamART, Bellingham, The Creekside Building, 1701 Ellis Street,; $15; (360) 738-8379 When children 4 to 5 years old begin to recognize their ABC’s it goes hand-in hand with learning to draw. They quickly recognize how letterforms go together and use this to learn to draw and paint. Students are taught the proper use of art tools and materials: pencil, brush, watercolor, and chalk pastels. ...

Time for Tales Wednesday, March 27, 2:00 p.m. Bellingham Public Library Dodson Room, Bellingham, 210 Central Ave.; free; (360) 778-7200 Come join us every Wednesday for stories, songs, and a craft! Ages 4 to 8 with families welcome CONTACT: Bethany Hoglund 360-778-7200 bhoglund@cob.org

Basic Drawing and Painting Wednesday, March 27, 2:00 p.m. BellinghamART, Bellingham, The Creekside Building, 1701 Ellis Street,; $15 per session; (360) 738-8379 Children 6 to 8 years old are introduced to the basics of drawing and painting and challenges young students through drawing and painting projects using subjects such as animals, still life, and people. Students learn the proper use of pencil, brush, pastel, charcoal, watercolor, and acrylic paint. ...

Exploring Sculpting Wednesday, March 27, 3:15 p.m. BellinghamART, Bellingham, The Creekside Building, 1701 Ellis Street,; $15 per session; (360) 738-8379 From 6 to 8 year old children will design and create 3-D sculpture projects using techniques such as paper mache, needle felting, and sculpting with Polymer and self-hardening clay. Projects will be guided step-by-step using people, animals and plant forms as subjects. ...

Acrylic Painting Wednesday, March 27, 3:15 p.m. BellinghamART, Bellingham, The Creekside Building, 1701 Ellis Street,; $25 per session; (360) 738-8379 Students 10 years old thru teens will learn to handle acrylic paint with confidence. A representational painting class for students who have some experience in basic drawing and painting skills. Emphasizes composition, value, color and edge control. Students learn from still-life set-ups, photographs, reference to master painters, and clothed models. ...

How to Fool Yourself and Others Wednesday, March 27, 3:30 p.m. Sumas Public Library, Sumas, 451 Second St.; free Tricks to fool your eyes and mind. Tricks to fool your friends. For: Grades K-5.

Play and Learn Storytime Thursday, March 28, 10:30 a.m. Lynden Public Library, Lynden, 216 Fourth St.; free Stories, songs, and fingerplays followed by activities that explore art, science, math and literacy. For: Ages 3-5 years.

I Can Draw and Paint Thursday, March 28, 11:00 a.m. BellinghamART, Bellingham, The Creekside Building, 1701 Ellis Street,; $15; (360) 738-8379 When children 4 to 5 years begin to recognize their ABC’s it goes hand-in hand with learning to draw. They quickly recognize how letterforms go together and use this to learn to draw and paint. Students are taught the proper use of art tools and materials: pencil, brush, watercolor, and chalk pastels. ...

Raccoon Time Thursday, March 28, 11:00 a.m. Bellingham Public Library Dodson Room, Bellingham, 210 Central Ave.; free; (360) 778-7200 Stories, songs, finger plays, a simple craft and the hokey pokey. Ages 2 ½ to 4 years with an adult partner CONTACT: Bethany Hoglund 360-778-7200 bhoglund@cob.org

Media and Techniques Thursday, March 28, 1:00 p.m. BellinghamART, Bellingham, The Creekside Building, 1701 Ellis Street,; $21 per session; (360) 738-8379 Students 8 years old to adults are encouraged to develop a creative approach to drawing and painting by using a variety of styles and art materials. Projects include the drawing of animals and plants, still life, the human face and figure. Students will use a variety of media such as basic printmaking, paper mosaic and scratchboard.

Basic Drawing and Painting Thursday, March 28, 1:00 p.m. BellinghamART, Bellingham, The Creekside Building, 1701 Ellis Street,; $15.00 per session; (360) 738-8379 Children 6 to 8 years old are introduced to the basics of drawing and painting and challenges young students through drawing and painting projects using subjects such as animals, still life, and people. Students learn the proper use of pencil, brush, pastel, charcoal, watercolor, and acrylic paint. ...

Knights & Castles! Thursday, March 28, 3:30 p.m. North Fork Community Library, Maple Falls, 7506 Kendall Road; free Hear stories of warriors knights and brave ladies. Learn what it was like to live in the Middle Ages, and make your own coat of arms. For: Grades K-5.

Basic Drawing and Painting Thursday, March 28, 4:30 p.m. BellinghamART, Bellingham, The Creekside Building, 1701 Ellis Street,; $21 per session; (360) 738-8379 Drawing and painting for students 8 years old thru adults who have been introduced to the basics. Students will expand their art through a variety of projects using animals, nature, people and still life. The emphasis is on learning to draw and paint using pencil, pastel, charcoal, watercolor and acrylic paint while developing skill and technique in simple perspective, 3D drawing and shading.

Kids Eat Free with Adult....Thursday Evenings! Thursday, March 28, 5:00 p.m. Village Inn Pub & Eatery, Bellingham, 3020 Northwest Ave.; FREE; (360) 734-2490 Thursday Nights, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Children's Menu 12 & Under

Play and Learn Storytime Friday, March 29, 10:30 a.m. Ferndale Public Library at Pioneer Pavilion, Ferndale, 2007 Cherry Street; free An hour of fun: stories, songs and fingerplays followed by a playtime with math, science and literacy toys. Bring your 3-5 year olds for this weekly program and we’ll supply the toys. Weekly programs through May 24.

Media and Techniques Friday, March 29, 4:30 p.m. BellinghamART, Bellingham, The Creekside Building, 1701 Ellis Street,; $15 a session; (360) 738-8379 Children 6 to 8 years old will learn to use a wide variety of materials, and learn techniques for applying a variety of styles and art materials to their drawing and painting. Projects include the use of mixed media such as printmaking and paper mosaic using nature, animals, still life, buildings, and the human face as subject matter.

2nd Annual Kid's Easter Fair Saturday, March 30, 10:00 a.m. St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, Bellingham, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy.; $5 Suggested Donation per child Join us for our Second Annual Kid’s Easter Fair! Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 10am at St. Luke’s Health Education Center 3333 Squalicum Parkway Bellingham, WA 98225 Featuring: ~Indoor Easter Egg Hunt ~Pictures with the Easter Bunny ~Games ~Prizes ~Drawings ~Coloring Contest ~Treats … And so much more! ...

Bellingham Health Care Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 30, 10:45 a.m. Bellingham Healthcare Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Bellingham, 1200 Birchwood Ave.; Free; (360) 734-9295 Saturday, March 30th at 11am SHARP..... Free, no age limit, Three separate areas based on age. Hot dogs, Face painting, and our specail guest... the Easter Bunny! Questions - Bonnie Karb (360)734-9295

Felted Bunny Workshop Saturday, March 30, 11:00 a.m. Fairhaven Toy Garden, Bellingham, 1147 11th St.; $10.00 per person; (360) 714-8552 This bunny would be a great addition to an Easter basket, or a nature table! Ages 10 and up. To see photos of all our upcoming workshops go to fairhaventoygarden.com

Easter Adventure w/ Egg Hunt! Saturday, March 30, 11:00 a.m. Cornerstone Community Church, Ferndale, 5732 Olson Rd.; 0 A Family Event that has kid centered activities that include: crafts, games, food, egg hunt, prizes & more! Starts at 11:00am ends at 1:00pm. Located at Cornerstone Community Church, 5732 Olson Rd, Ferndale, WA 98248 For directions or more information call 360-384-3661

Spring Break Art Camps Monday, April 1, 9:00 a.m. BellinghamART, Bellingham, The Creekside Building, 1701 Ellis Street,; Ages 4 and 5 $85, and Ages 5 1/2 to teens $148 ; (360) 738-8379 A great way for children and teens to create quality artwork and enjoy their spring break. Everyone will use their creativity, learn new skills, and have fun drawing, painting, and creating art. The younger artists will enjoy daily-narrated stories and music. ...

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Monday, April 1, 9:00 a.m. Downtown Mount Vernon, Mt Vernon, 404 S 1st Street; ; (360) 428-5959 The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of the destination events for the Pacific Northwest, held from April 1-30. Every spring hundreds of thousands of people come to enjoy the celebration of spring as millions of tulips burst into bloom. As with all things governed by Mother Nature, the tulips bloom according to their own schedule sometime during the festival. ...

Toddler Time Monday, April 1, 9:45 a.m. Ferndale Public Library at Pioneer Pavilion, Ferndale, 2007 Cherry Street; free 20 minutes of stories, songs, and other amusements for very young children ages 1-3 years. Choose between identical programs at 9:45 or 10:30 a.m. Weekly on Mondays.

Play and Learn Storytime Monday, April 1, 10:30 a.m. Sumas Public Library, Sumas, 451 Second St.; free An hour of fun: stories, songs and fingerplays followed by a playtime with math, science and literacy toys. Bring your 2-5 year olds for this weekly program and we’ll supply the toys.

Preschool Storytime at Everson Library Monday, April 1, 10:30 a.m. Everson McBeath Library, Everson, Kirsh Dr; free Stories and more for ages 3 - 5.

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