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.

Willows Holiday Brunch Sunday, December 9th


Our chefs pull out all the stops for this scrumptious buffet feast! This year, the menu choices will include Baked Sockeye Salmon with a Wild Mushroom Sauce, Roast Pork Tenderloin with a Cherry Sauce, French Toast with assorted toppings, Truffle Mashed Potatoes, and much, much more. With a show-stopping menu and caroling provided by the Non-Stop Carolers, this is a wonderfully festive event, perfect for inviting friends and family.



Drum Circle 8-week session


The drummers are back at it and the super Willows Drum Circle, combining the Beginner and Intermediate groups continues! Drumming in a collaborative group benefits your brain, your body, and your social self. Under the direction of local percussion instructor, Nathan Matson, the beat will go on, only with a few more drummers this time around. All who’ve attended one of Nathan’s workshops here before are invited to join in for this 8-week session. If you’re new to drumming at The Willows, we would love to get you started.



Creative Writing Group


Writing your story, whether fiction or non, gets your brain firing and is just plain fun. Find your writing inspiration from our special guest at this month’s Creative Writing Group meeting. Local contemporary and historical fiction author, Jennifer Mueller, will join the group to share a few writing tips and read from her latest book, Misery by Stockade Bay.



Pajama Drive for Skookum Kids Beginning Saturday, December 1st - Collection bin in Lobby


Skookum Kids is local organization bringing fresh ideas and new energy to a broken system. Foster care has a bad reputation—sometimes deserved—but the people behind Skookum Kids see hope and change. They believe the world is full of people who want to help but don't know how, so they’ve created opportunities for everyone to participate in this important work. We’re going to do our small part to help local foster children by collecting new sets of pajamas to be distributed to the Skookum Kids. These small gifts will offer a sense of comfort to children, in an otherwise scary and turbulent situation. We’ll collect pajama sets for children of all ages and sizes throughout the month of December. You can help by contributing pajamas to the collection bin in the Lobby or by giving a financial donation to the Front Desk.



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

Growing Veterans Rummage Sale


Our annual rummage sale took place this month, and this time we were honoring veterans by raising money for the local non-profit Growing Veterans. This amazing association helps vets get back on their feet by teaching them useful skills like team-building and farming, while growing food for the community. On top of that, Growing Veterans grants access to benefits and resources for the veterans they serve. At the sale, tables upon tables of donations were sold, and we raised $1600 for the cause. Thank you to all who participated and thank you to Growing Veterans for giving those hard-working men and women the opportunities they deserve!



Historic Fairhaven Winterfest


The Willows welcomed in the holiday season by taking a trip to the Historic Fairhaven Winterfest. We started at Village Green where vendors lined the walkways. From there, the group dispersed to visit many different Fairhaven locations, including Sirena Gelato and Village Books. We all enjoyed the beautifully decorated streets, and the music playing in the background made for a festive ambience. It was a wonderful start to the holidays!



Lunch Out & Spirits Tasting at Bellewood Acres


We spent the afternoon at Bellewood Acres enjoying their delicious food and master-crafted spirits. Their farm-to-table cuisine was a treat, and the folks behind the bar were so knowledgeable about the large variety of spirits we tasted, including housemade gin, brandy, vodka, and more. We finished up our visit by browsing the gift shop and enjoying the country atmosphere just outside of Bellingham. We are very glad to have this high-quality “Farm to Glass” distillery nearby!






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