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Mad Science Presents Star Trek Live

BELLINGHAM – The Mount Baker Theatre is proud to present Mad Science Productions performance of Star Trek Live, an out of this world, interactive adventure based on the most popular science fiction franchise of all time. This lively production will take place on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 6:30pm. Tickets are only $10.00.

Star Trek Live Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before!
Photo by Mad Science

Audience members join Starfleet Academy only to be unexpectedly whisked into an adventure steeped in the grand tradition of Star Trek itself. Star Trek Live, combines cutting-edge special effects, unmatched audience interaction, and cool science to create an exhilarating and unforgettable theatrical experience

Eager to learn from Starfleet’s best and brightest, Captain James T. Kirk and Vulcan science officer Spock, our cadets assemble, anxious to prepare for their first day at the Academy and an exploration of the legendary U.S.S. Enterprise. As we are introduced to the proud legacy of the most powerful and most advanced ship in the fleet, the Enterprise and Earth itself come under attack from alien forces, leaving the fate of the Federation in the hands of our cadets. Our cadets will have to quickly learn the intricacies of living and working in space, modern space travel and the latest in communication and technology as they draw on the achievements of science in the 21st century. It will require all our knowledge, ingenuity, logic and an exploration of science to discover what is happening and how to set things right before it’s too late!

Star Trek Live, is a thrilling, 60-minute journey for audiences of all ages! Awesome special effects, unrivaled audience interaction and an exploration of real space-age technology takes everyone on an unforgettable journey through the Star Trek universe.

Join Star Trek Live, and boldly go where no one has gone before! Call 360-734-6080 for tickets or information.

This program is part of the Wade Bennett King Education Series sponsored by the Wade King Family. The Mount Baker Theatre receives support from a Tourism Facilities Grant from the City of Bellingham. The Mount Baker Theatre is also supported, in part, by grants from Whatcom County, the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Fun & Delicious Whatcom County Farm Tour

It’s harvest season and Whatcom farms are exploding with abundance. What better way to experience the bounty of our precious farmland than to spend a day tasting local flavors, wandering fields and orchards, practicing your cider pressing skills, and hearing the stories of the hardworking folks who put food on our tables?

Whatcom County Farm Tour Photo courtesy
Common Threads Farm

The 2nd Annual Whatcom Farm Tour will feature nine unique farms plus the Bellingham Farmers Market, representing a diversity of local agriculture.

Ride a wagon through the fields at Boxx Berry Farm with a berry shortcake in hand, amble through Bellewood Acres’ orchards munching on a caramel apple flower, and swing by Silver Springs Creamery to try your hand at making ice cream! Marvel at curly-horned Navajo-Churro sheep and pet bunnies at Heritage Lane Farms in Lynden, or pull potatoes out of the ground, hug kid-sized animals and play with solar cars at Common Threads Farm on Lummi Island.

Choose your favorite few stops or be ambitious and hit them all! This is a self-guided, free, family-friendly event.

Farms on the tour:

Whatcom County Farm Tour

Farms will be open to the public from 10am to 6pm on Saturday, September 12, offering a variety of fun and educational activities. Details about each stop, directions and a tour map will be included in the Bellingham Herald, the Cascadia Weekly the week preceding the tour, and at the Community Food Coop and Sustainable Connections.

The Whatcom Farm Tour is a Sustainable Connections Eat Local EVERY Week event, supported by lead sponsors Organic Valley Family of Farms, People’s Bank, and Lesa Boxx & Jamie Imus of Country Financial, and supporting sponsors Lithtex, Bellingham Farmers Market, and the North Fork Brewery.

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Dr. Hallowell Comes to Bellingham

In October, Intermediate and Middle School students at Whatcom Day Academy had a very distinguished visitor. Dr. Edward Hallowell, father of three and a clinical psychiatrist who has been featured on Oprah and other TV talk shows, was in town to present the inaugural speech for Whatcom Day Academy’s “Education in the Community” Speaker Series.

Dr. Edward Hallowell Dr. Edward Hallowell
Photo by Steve Robb, 2007

According to Mo West, the series organizer, the Education in the Community Speaker Series was born out of a desire to do something important to mark the school’s 20th Year of serving families in Whatcom County. “We wanted to do something in keeping with our educational mission, and something that would be for the benefit of the broader community in which Whatcom Day Academy has grown over the past two decades,” Mo explained.

“Dr. Hallowell, our first speaker, is the perfect person to start off this series,” said Susan Donnelly, Head of School at Whatcom Day Academy. “We chose him because we feel that what he has to say is critical to children being successful in learning and joyful in their lives. The fundamental requirements that he talks about – a strong sense of belonging to a community, the opportunity to engage imaginatively with ideas and learning, the challenge to work hard at meaningful activities, the support to achieve mastery, and the recognition for a job well done – are all things that we incorporate into our program and we can testify to the amazing results that they make possible.”

The morning after his public talk at the Squalicum Boathouse on October 20th, Dr. Hallowell spoke to the students at Whatcom Day Academy about the theme of a children’s book he wrote titled A Walk in the Rain with a Brain, about how each person has unique strengths and every brain has its own way of thinking. Two of the Intermediate students wrote a report on his visit for the school newsletter. Here is what they had to say:

Dr. Hallowell Comes to Class
By Ariel Rabkin-Meyer and Rio Breakell

Dr. Hallowell, a psychiatrist famous for his books, came to our class Tuesday October 21st. First, he talked about the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist. Then he told us “I wanted to talk to you a little bit about your mind.” After talking a while about our minds, he asked “What can your brain do that a computer can’t do?” Then he talked to us about our senses, and told us how “Vision is a huge, huge part of your brain.” Toward the end he talked about how smart is a stupid word, because you have to be smart at something, and anything you don’t know, you can learn. And he told us about how we are all smart at something and have something we don’t know. In conclusion, the conversation from him to us was very complicated, but we still enjoyed it. We hope to have another guest speaker soon!

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