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!



Friends of The Willows Library Book Sale! First week of July (Lobby)


The Willows book sale is back! Whether you are in the market for something new to read, a literary gift for a friend, or simply another addition to your bookshelf, stop by the Lobby to browse the many books that will be for sale. All books will be $1 each, and the proceeds will benefit The Willows Library and the Bellingham Public Library towards book kits that are used by The Willows Book Club. The sale goes through the first week of July, so there will be plenty of time to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!



Awakening Your Creativity Improv FREE OPEN HOUSE Monday, July 15th at 1:30 (Please call 360-671-7077 to reserve a seat)


What is improv all about? Stop by the Improv Open House to find out! Try out some simple, interactive games that are sure to make you laugh. The benefits of this brain-healthy creative outlet are vast and include increased confidence and the ability to think quick on your feet. All you have to do is show up and be yourself! This class is open to non-residents as well as those who live at The Willows, participants pay the instructor for ongoing classes.



Sorbet & Cinema: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story


Remembered as one of the most ravishing stars of her day, screen legend Hedy Lamarr had brains and beauty. We’ll see both of these talents on full display in this illuminating documentary that spotlights her World War II-era co-invention of wireless communication forms. Instead of popcorn, we’ll beat the summer heat with sorbet as our treat for this month’s picture.



Berry Picking at Barbie’s Berries


We live in a berry-pickers paradise! This time of the season, blueberries and blackberries should be plentiful, and depending on the weather, late harvest strawberries as well! Bring your own container for collecting berries or purchase one there.



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

Bellingham Theatre Guild Presents: Nunsense


We were lucky enough to snag seats at the sold-out matinee performance of the local theater’s production of Nunsense, a wacky and fun-loving musical about nuns doing a fundraiser for a particularly interesting cause. The performers were fantastic, from the singing and dancing to the improvised jokes. It was definitely a show to remember, so special thanks to the Bellingham Theatre Guild for putting on another wonderful performance!



Thrift Store Shuffle!


One of our most popular trips, the Thrift Store Shuffle, took place this month. We took a bus full of bargain hunters to the local Assistance League where we found great deals for a great cause! After that, we headed to Value Village to check out what we could find at such a large thrift store. Out haul by the end of the day included clothing, puzzles, and even a gorgeous end-table! You just can’t stop the Thrift Store Shuffle!



Visit with Basset Hound Puppies


Rosemary Ryan, a local basset hound breeder, visited The Willows one sunny day in June along with five of her three-month-old puppies! These sweet, floppy-eared dogs attracted lots of attention from residents and passers-by alike, and the pups weren’t stingy with the love. They gave plenty of kisses seemed to enjoy the visit just as much as we did. There’s nothing like a little puppy love to brighten the spirits. Thanks again, Rosemary, for sharing your sweet dogs with us.






Call (360) 671-7077, email us at info@thewillowsbellingham.com,