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A Gift of Dance continues competition schedule

LYNDEN — A performance team from A Gift of Dance earned the title “best emotional performance” out of 53 dances at the Starbound Competition in Seattle in mid-April. The team consists of Grace Kimbley, ...

Seniors’ tour goes to B.C. sites in June

WHATCOM ­— The Whatcom County Tour Program offers a Scenic Loop Tour up Route 97 including Barkerville, B.C., a historic gold rush town well north of Kamloops, on June 22-26. Travel points include the ...

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WEDNESDAY Community Meal Third Christian Reformed Church invites the community to a meal from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, at the church, 514 Liberty St., Lynden. Free.   THURSDAY Jansen concert ...
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Review: ‘42’ lacks depth and subtlety, but excels in accuracy and heart

Billed as “The true story of an American legend,” Brian Helgeland’s Jackie Robinson movie “42” is certainly that, but it’s not necessarily a biopic. Much like Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” ...

Adults can learn dairy farming industry along with kids on April 24

LYNDEN ­— This is the 20th year of Whatcom County Dairy Women’s Milk Makers Fest. On the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, first graders of the county have a fun opportunity to learn how milk is produced. ...

Bellewood Acres going public with Apple Blossom Festival April 27-28

LYNDEN — In the past, John and Dorie Belisle have shared the beauty of blossom time with their friends and family. Now it’s no longer their own private festival. This year will bring BelleWood Acres’ ...

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THURSDAY Piano concert Jerri Lee Mercer will play jazz and theater classics in the Jansen Art Center piano lounge, 321 Front St., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18.   FRIDAY Guitar concert ...

Young performers’ series now on ‘third Sundays at 3’

LYNDEN ­— On Sunday, April 21, the Jansen Art Center is hosting an event for and by youth musicians. With Edaleen Dairy as sponsor, the first Young Performers Concert will begin at 3 p.m. featuring ...

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ONGOING Firehall Cafe hours The Jansen Art Center’s Firehall Cafe, 321 Front St., is now open to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Wines and microbrews on tap, to go with a new menu. Often live music ...

NW Guitar Festival this weekend ends with WSO concert

BELLINGHAM — Western Washington University’s Department of Music hosts the 22nd annual Northwest Guitar Festival Friday through Sunday, April 12-14, in the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris ...