The Procession of the Species – May 5 – and some other events

Saturday, May 5th, Bellingham will be hosting a most unusual parade, The Procession of the Species.  Fun loving environmental friendly folks will be wearing self made costumes of birds, salmon, owls and others. The fun has actually begun about 6 weeks ago at the Community Art Studio on Grand Ave where the nature-inspired costumes have been in the process of being made for the big day. There are said to be more than 300 this year including “Moby Junior” a 25 foot long whale sitting on a large tricycle. Bellingham’s version of the event has been going on since 2004, nationwide since 1995 to bring attention to the Endangered Species Act.  Come out and join the fun. The procession will begin at City Hall at 5pm

The local Chinese Community will hold a Qing Ming Festival At the Library 11am- 1pm. It is an opportunity for local Chinese to honor deceased relatives and mark the arrival of sping.

It is also Cinqu de Mayo and the Community to Community Development will host a tamale dinner celebration. Their will be a tamale-making workshop and cooking class at Boundary Bay Brewery from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $50, which includes a dozen tamales to take home. A  tamale dinner from 5 to 8 pm. that includes bilingual literature, art, music and poetry in the restaurant’s garden. Kids’ events are included. For more information:

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