Tomorrow (Thursday, April 18) is the annual Whatcom County Transition Fair and also the Autism 200 Series workshop at WWU.
AND you don't want to miss the second annual, nationally acclaimed Sprout Film Festival next Tuesday, April 23rd! Morning screenings are already sold out but there is still room at the 6:30pm program. Reserve your tickets today!
If you have questions or need support for your family, please contact The Arc's Parent Coalition Coordinator, Monica Burke: 715-0170, ext 303, firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRANSITION FAIR (TOMORROW!)
"A World of Possibilities"
9am-12:30pm, Thursday, April 18
St. Luke's Health Education Center
3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham
The transition fair is for students with disabilities, families, educators, and interested community members. Everyone (especially middle and high school aged students) who is interested in planning for the future is welcome to attend!
Come and learn about: housing options, recreation, advocacy, employment and vocational supports, guardianship, community/tech colleges, Social Security, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), and Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). The event is sponsored by The Whatcom County Division of Developmental Disabilities Program, DVR, DDA, and The Arc of Whatcom County.
For more information, call 360-676-6724 ext. #32014.
AUTISM 200 SERIES:
Supporting Speech, Language & Communications
with Mobile Technology
7-8:30pm, Thursday, April 18 (TOMORROW)
Instructor: Marci Revelli MS, CCC-SLP
Autism 200 is a series of classes for parents and caregivers of children with autism. Faculty from Seattle Children's, the University of Washington and community providers teach the classes via teleconference. Each class is open to the public and includes time for questions.
Locally the classes are presented at Western Washington University Communication Sciences and Disorders AIC Building, 516 High Street, Bellingham. You must RSVP in advance. Contact Jessica: email@example.com
SPROUT FILM FESTIVAL
Inspiring & Enlightening Films about People
with Developmental Disabilities
6:30pm, Tuesday, April 23
(The morning screenings are sold out.)
Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay Street, Bellingham
The Arc of the United States has partnered with Sprout Film Festival to bring beautiful and inspiring films to communities across the nation. The goal is an enjoyable and enlightening experience that will help breakdown stereotypes and promote a greater acceptance of differences and awareness of similarities.
The evening program will include a fun reception with delicious appetizers, desserts and opportunities to win prizes. Tickets will be $20 for members of The Arc / The Pickford and $25 for non-members.
*Attention Out of the Ashes fans...the awesome group will be playing between the morning screenings AND the documentary will be shown at the 6:30pm program.
EXCITING RAFFLE PACKAGES!
Amazing volunteers have helped us assemble some truly exciting raffle packags to help us raise funds for The Arc of Whatcom County! Every dollar raised from raffle sales will go directly towards programs for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Winners will be announced after the evening program of the film festival on April 23rd. You don't need to be present to win...but you do need to buy tickets. Click here to buy yours today!
RELAX AND RENEW...TWO MASSAGES FOR YOU!
Need some "me" time to unwind? Enjoy two relaxing massages at Bellingham Hands Massage. (value $150)
FAMILY FUN IN SEATTLE
Enjoy four tickets to Woodland Park Zoo and
Experience Music Project Museum...and two tickets to the Seattle Mariners. Enjoy! (VALUE $150)
BEER LOVERS DELIGHT
Your favorite beer aficionado will love this package: $50 to Elysian Brewing Company, $75 to Georgetown Brewery and a fun gift box from Pike Place Brewery. (VALUE $200)
NEED A COFFEE FIX?
Enjoy gift cards for Zoom Zoom Espresso, Woods Coffee, and Cruisin' Coffee. (VALUE $75)
A COOL STRIDER BIKE!
Some lucky boy or girl is going to love this Strider bike from Kulshan Cycle! (VALUE $110)
DANCING, YOGA, PADDLE BOARDING & MORE!
Spice up your life, and try something new! Enjoy salsa classes, paddle board rental, Bikrham Yoga (& book) and a Ciao Thyme cooking class. (value $200)
DINNER AT THE SPACE NEEDLE
Enjoy revolutionary dining atop Seattle! The Sky City restaurant moves
360 degrees allowing you to take in the city as you enjoy each delicious course of your meal. (VALUE $125)
WINE, DINNER & THEATER
Package includes three bottles of wine from Purple Smile, dinner at Mambo Italiano, and tickets to Mount Baker Theater and Upfront Theater. (VALUE $225)
WINE TASTING FOR TEN
Enjoy an evening with friends as the experts
of Masquerade Winery introduce you to
a delicious variety of wine. (VALUE $300)
TECHNOLOGYEver experienced a broken iphone or ipad?
Let this package cure those blues...and your technology! Receive a $150 gift certificate to Blair's Repair and a cool gadgets from Best Buy. (VALUE $250)
SOAP MAKING PARTY!
Treat yourself and some friends to a fun private soap making party at Otions! (VALUE $175)
BELLINGHAM PLAY PACKAGE
Enjoy five passes to Perch & Play, four tickets to watch the Bellingham Bells, four tickets to The Pickford Cinema, two "Katie's Cupcakes" children's books, AND an annual family membership to the Whatcom Museum. (VALUE $275)
DINNER AT THE SILVER REEF
Enjoy a fine dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere at Silver Reef Casino's award-winning Steak House. (VALUE $150)
BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR TEN!
Held at the Bellingham Athletic Club, this party includes fun games, swimming and more! ENJOY! (VALUE $150)
MALLARDS & MENCHIES...YUM!
What could be better than a Mallards Ice Cream $50 gift certificate and a Menchies Frozen Yogurt goodie basket? (VALUE $75)
Capture your family's beautiful smiles with this professional photography session! (VALUE $400)
NEW LOCATION FOR OUT OF THE ASHES
Out of the Ashes band has found a new, more accessible location to play and entertain. They are now playing at The Ground Floor,
1111 N. State Street, Bellingham. (Same day and time: Tuesday from 4-6pm)
You can enter through the back alley directly behind the Farmers Market where there is a large parking lot. WTA can drop off and pick up there. Come in and check out the new location!
(The band will also be playing at the film festival from 11am-noon. Their documentary will be shown at the 6:30pm screening.)