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Some of our latest events and excursions are listed below. Many are open to the public. We invite you to join us for a taste of LifeMinded living.

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Willows Farm Stand - Every Wednesday from Noon to 2:00 through the summer (Front Portico)

 

The growing season is upon us and the Willows Farm Stand is back! We are happy to welcome back owner of Cascade Blueberry Farm, Kevin Maddux and his wife Bianca, to sell freshly picked produce and gorgeous flowers grown on their farm in Custer. The stand will be under our front portico from Noon to 2:00 every Wednesday. The market is open to the public, so come see what’s growing!

 

 

Programs Info Fair, Tuesday, August 6th from 2:00-3:30. Please call 360-671-7077 if you would like to attend!

 

The Programs team continuously works to create activities to inspire and empower you to find wellness in your everyday life here at The Willows. We’ve cooked up another Programs Info Fair to give you an all-in-one glimpse at everything Programs! We’ll fill the 3rd Floor Core area (Media Center, Games Lounge, Treetop Bistro, etc.) with booths representing each of the programs that we offer and invite program ambassadors to share additional information about each activity or group. In addition to program booths, expect to find:
  • A Grand Prize raffle
  • Voting on upcoming trips
  • Fitness class demonstrations
  • A chance to give comments/suggestions
  • LifeMinded™ T-Shirt giveaway
  • snd much more!

 

 

Harp for Your Health Workshop

 

Last month, local Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner, Christine Magnussen, visited The Willows to give us a taste of harp therapy. We heard about her experiences offering harp therapy to hospitals, hospices and cancer centers, learned a brief history of the instrument, and admired as Christine demonstrated the ethereal sounds of the harp. We’re excited to welcome Christine back this month to offer a Harp for Your Health workshop! Participants will have an hour-long joyful harp experience. They’ll learn basic techniques and have time to sit and strum one of Christine’s colorful harps, feeling first-hand the instant calm and sense of well-being that playing the instrument brings. No musical experience is necessary for this workshop, anyone can strum a harp!

 

 

Harborview Lions Local History Discussion Group

 

Do you enjoy learning about history? All are welcome to join members of the Harborview Lions Club for this informal local history discussion group. This month’s special guest speaker will be George Eastwood. Mr. Eastwood was one of the founders of the Deming Logging Show and has earned both Logging Show titles, All Around Logger and Bull of the Woods. Join the group to learn about the history of this annual event from one of its founding members!

 

 

Whatcom Museum History Sunset Cruise

 

The Whatcom Museum’s popular History Sunset Cruise sails into its 36th year this summer! The tour, aboard the 100-foot Victoria Star, takes a close-up view of parks, businesses, industry, and neighborhoods from Bellingham Bay. It travels down waterways, sailing past historic points of interest, shipyards, fishing activities, and all other boats in the harbor. Regular sightings of harbor seals and water birds along the way make for a memorable evening! The history cruise will be narrated by local historian, Doug Starcher, who will tie his knowledge of local history with up-to-date facts about bay activities. Doug’s narrative of history, trivia, and current events will give us a new understanding of the place we live.

 

 

FRESHLY MINTED MEMORIES.
Here's just a sampling of recent events we've filed under 'fun.'

Scenic Drive & Lunch Out at The Boardwalk Café in Birch Bay

 

Nothing says summer like a trip to beautiful Birch Bay to enjoy some seafood! We wound through scenic roads as we headed northwest to the bay until we stopped for some grub at The Boardwalk Café, where we chose from many delicious dishes including Fish & Chips, Crab Louie, and Grilled Cheese and Crab Sammies. After getting our fill, we continued the scenic drive to The C Shop to enjoy their refreshing ice cream and yummy candy. It was a fun day in the sun at Birch Bay!

 

 

Friends of The Willows Library Book Sale

 

We held our annual book sale this month, selling donated and unused books from our library for just $1 each. The lobby was full of great reads from cookbooks to biographies, mystery novels and more. Throughout the week, the books dwindled down as people took them home to enjoy. By the end of the sale, we raised $500 which will be donated to The Bellingham Public Library to help fund future book kits that our Willows Book Club may borrow and read! Thank you to all who helped with this sale as well as to those who purchased books!

 

 

Fourth of July Floats

 

To celebrate Independence Day, we held a party complete with patriotic music and old-fashioned root beer floats served under the portico! Over seventy people came out to indulge in this all-American treat. This Fourth of July tradition is one of our favorites, and we look forward to next year already!

 

 

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