Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10, 2020. It’s sneaking up on us quickly! And with Washington State’s Stay Home order still in affect, celebrating may take more creativity than usual. Here are some ideas:
Originally written by Bellingham local, Ella Higginson, the screenplay satirizes Ella’s real-life experience helping Frances Axtell, another Bellingham local, run for legislative office in 1912 shortly after women received the right to vote in Washington State. Frances went on to become one of the first women to hold office in Washington State. The film will continue to stream through July 5, 2020.
When CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival canceled its live festival scheduled for April, they didn’t know when or if they would be able to show this year’s films, all directed by women.
CASCADIA came together to re-envision the festival. The new on-line festival will be May 14-17 and will feature 30 of the festival’s 2020 film selections. All-access passes are only $19.95 and include access to all the films during the four-day festival to watch whenever you want from anywhere you want.
From date night to family-friendly activities, the Whatcom Arts Project is working to keep Bellingham connected through daily content on Facebook. The schedule for Mother’s Day features the Whatcom Reads presentation by Tim Egan, author of The Big Burn.
Through Whatcom Arts Project, more than 20 performing and visual arts organizations are collaborating to inform, entertain, educate, inspire, collaborate, support, promote, and uplift each other daily and remain socially close while physically distanced.
Treat your Mom with a special Mother’s day meal and support a local restaurant with a take out order. For a full list of open restaurants and specials check out our blog “Restaurants offering Take Out, Curbside, Pickup and Delivery.”
The Lighthouse Grill, for example, will be offering Mother’s Day Brunch to-go. Their menu is sure to please the whole family and includes honey herb baked ham or cedar plank baked salmon, fresh fruit, a tray of cinnamon rolls, a quiche, potatoes O’Ryan, and more.
Insider Tip: Mom’s love brews too! Check out our insider blog, Beer Tasting at Home and bring the happy hour to her.
Bellingham is home to 3,400 acres of parklands and 80 miles of trails, all of which remain open during Washington’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. This has been great news for locals looking to get outside and exercise.
Use the Whatcom Park Finder and treat your mom to a walk around the neighborhood.
Insider Tip: Check out our blog “How To Safely Enjoy Bellingham and Whatcom County Parks” for the inside scoop!
Many of our local hotels are open – book her an overnight to enjoy some quiet time to read a book or to watch her favorite TV show in peace.
- Best Western Plus Bellingham Airport
- SpringHill Suites by Marriott
- TownePlace Suites by Marriottt
- Hotel Leo
- Heliotrope Inn
- Hotel Bellwether
- Holiday Inn and Suites Bellingham Airport
- Four Points by Marriott
- Inn at Lynden
- Semiahmoo Resort
- LaQuinta Inn
- Oxford Suites
- Bay City Motor Inn
- Bellingham Lodge
- Best Western Heritage Inn
- Coachman Inn
- Comfort Inn
- Days Inn
- GuestHouse Inn
- Orca Inn Suites.
Insider Tip: Check out our blog “High Cleaning Standards in Bellingham and Whatcom County” to learn more on how Bellingham and the Whatcom County is maintaining high cleaning standards while sanitizing their properties daily and hourly to protect guests and employees.