Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival

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Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival

The Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival is an event for wine connoisseurs and novices alike! 55 different wineries from the Pacific Northwest and 8 restaurants from the Whatcom county area will be offering samples. Along with the tasting there will be an announcement of all medal-winning wines entered in an earlier judged competition. Also starting at this year’s event you can order any of the wines you tasted at the event to enjoy at home thanks to Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants here in Bellingham, WA! General admission is $50, VIP tickets are $75, and all tickets are available online through Eventbrite.

Net proceeds from the event go to the Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundation for to be distributed to many Whatcom County non-profit organizations including Make.Shift.

If you would like to volunteer, follow this link to sign up and learn more about available positions: http://bit.ly/bhamwinefest

Free MAST Certification for Volunteers

Make.Shift is the lucky benefactor of the Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundation.  In exchange for receiving a donation from all of their events, we have agree to provide them with MAST* certified volunteers.  If you are at least 21 and able to commit to pouring beer at the  Bellingham Beer and Music Festival: Radio Isn’t Dead on June 29th Make.Shift will pay for the MAST Certification of the first 20 volunteers! 

Please sign up below if interested!

Volunteer Sign Up

KZAX 3rd Anniversary

Poster by Prairie Sandblom

Poster by Prairie Sandblom

Bellngham Beer & Music Festival: Radio Isn’t Dead!

Make.Shift and KZAX 94.9FM will join the Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundation at the sixth annual Bellingham Beer and Music Festival: Radio Isn’t Dead. This year’s theme centers on community radio and local music in celebration of KZAX radio’s three-year anniversary! The event is open to guests ages 21 and over and will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 29th at the North Bellingham Golf Course located at 205 W Smith Road in Bellingham. Advance tickets are $30 per attendee, $35 if purchased at the event, and $20 for students.

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The festival will include up to 35 breweries pouring up to 80 different beers, live music from Motus, Hot Wax, Withering Blooms, and Candace, as well as food trucks from a variety of vendors. Tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, beer sampling tickets, and access to live music and food vendors. Funds raised will be donated to Make.Shift and KZAX 94.9FM for their operational budget, equipment and event costs, and more. Tickets can be purchased online via the Facebook event here. For accessibility and additional event information, please email outreach@makeshiftproject.com.

Photo by Christopher Butcher at  BAMF 2019

Photo by Christopher Butcher at BAMF 2019

***ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 21+***

WE NEED LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS THROUGHOUT THE EVENT, SEE DETAILS ABOUT SHIFTS AND NEEDS ON THE SIGN UP HERE.

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

Make.Shift Art Space is a 501 ©3 nonprofit DIY venue dedicated to providing a space for all-ages art and music in Bellingham. The 8,000-square-foot space includes 21 studios, an award-winning gallery, a live music performance space and a low-power radio station KZAX 94.9.

Mindful Sensory Class

MY MISSION: To help children of all ages confidently keep their sense of self thriving, through mindful creativity.  EACH CLASS 1 HOUR LIMITED TO 5 KIDS RSVP BY EMAIL OR PM TODAY  My name is Siena Reynolds and I am the founder of the The Present Sense Business.  My Experience with children comes from being a nanny for 3 years to a variety of ages. My passion for mindful practice comes from 3 years of practicing mediation. I have also self studied teaching meditation to children and early childhood education for one and half years.  ABOUT CLASS:  This is a moment in our lives that I want to make special. A moment where we focus on the present, strengthening our minds and smiles. Each class will be focused on a different topic, whether it be in the arts, music, physical sensations, brainstorming different perspectives, dance, meditation tips, or simply really getting into a coloring page.  AGES: This class will be 5-8 years old. This is because of the similar development stage they are in.  **We will be expanding to different ages in the future. If you have kids of different ages and want to have a class for them PLEASE post the age and time that would work best for you. If enough people of that age group sign up I will work on getting a class set up sooner. **  Why should your child go to this class?  1) It is a time in our kids’ busy lives to check in and work out the “mindful muscle” (or as someone people call it, the prefrontal cortex).  2) To get to know and use their 5 senses in a way they possibly haven’t explored yet or never really focused on.  3) To join a circle of new friends; excited to learn, smile, laugh, and enjoy the little things.  We will be starting with 3 dates set up but if this is successful I will carrying on the class and let the parents know.  COST: I want to make this class available to as many kids as possible. Therefor I will be working off the of the honorary system. Suggested price will be $15 per drop in, $80 for 6 classes, or $42 for 3 classes.  Donations of whatever you can are appreciated to start a tuition for families who can't afford this price.

MY MISSION: To help children of all ages confidently keep their sense of self thriving, through mindful creativity.

EACH CLASS 1 HOUR LIMITED TO 5 KIDS RSVP BY EMAIL OR PM TODAY

My name is Siena Reynolds and I am the founder of the The Present Sense Business.

My Experience with children comes from being a nanny for 3 years to a variety of ages. My passion for mindful practice comes from 3 years of practicing mediation. I have also self studied teaching meditation to children and early childhood education for one and half years.

ABOUT CLASS:

This is a moment in our lives that I want to make special. A moment where we focus on the present, strengthening our minds and smiles. Each class will be focused on a different topic, whether it be in the arts, music, physical sensations, brainstorming different perspectives, dance, meditation tips, or simply really getting into a coloring page.

AGES: This class will be 5-8 years old. This is because of the similar development stage they are in.

**We will be expanding to different ages in the future. If you have kids of different ages and want to have a class for them PLEASE post the age and time that would work best for you. If enough people of that age group sign up I will work on getting a class set up sooner. **

Why should your child go to this class?

1) It is a time in our kids’ busy lives to check in and work out the “mindful muscle” (or as someone people call it, the prefrontal cortex).

2) To get to know and use their 5 senses in a way they possibly haven’t explored yet or never really focused on.

3) To join a circle of new friends; excited to learn, smile, laugh, and enjoy the little things.

We will be starting with 3 dates set up but if this is successful I will carrying on the class and let the parents know.

COST: I want to make this class available to as many kids as possible. Therefor I will be working off the of the honorary system. Suggested price will be $15 per drop in, $80 for 6 classes, or $42 for 3 classes.

Donations of whatever you can are appreciated to start a tuition for families who can't afford this price.

Writers Toolbox Creative Workshops

Artwork by Prairie Sandblom

Artwork by Prairie Sandblom

Hip Hop Artist, Rick Chyme, leads a free three-week workshop series with an aim to share tools and exercises that spark creativity in writers of all skill levels. Meditation, free writing, cut ups, exploration, and group collaboration are some of the tools Rick will use to encourage focus, empower strengths, and remove creative inhibitors. This experience will take place in a supportive, judgment–free, and grade-free environment.

REGISTER NOW

Humans ages 9 to 145 are welcome. In addition to the tools mentioned above, participants will also receive:

- One ticket to a film at Pickford Film Center

- One composition book & pen

- One ticket to The Spark Museum Megazapper Electrical Show & Museum Tour

- Wisdom from guest speakers

about the instructor:

Rick Chyme has worked in music for 16 years; acquiring vast experience as a rapper, writer, performing artist, music educator, mental health educator producer, artist manager, college athlete, radio programmer, public speaker, coach and music supervisor.

Rick has lead many youth workshops in Michigan and has collaborated extensively as an educator with, “Be Nice” (Notice.Invite.Challenge.Empower), a mental health awarenees & suicide prevention program created by the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan.

A five-time WYCE Jammie Award winner (Grand Rapids, MI), Chyme is known for collaborating and pushing his creative bounds via ambitious, unorthodox means. This includes the 2013 completion of a 17 ½ hour improvised freestyle rap during the international art competition ArtPrize and writing & recording over 400 original songs in 2018.

Experiences like these have uniquely prepared him to inspire, nudge and guide others as they explore the creative process.

You can find Rick Chyme across all social media Rick Chyme and hosting two weekly radio shows :

Mind Of Chyme Radio 360

Mondays, 2-3pmPST

KZAX-Lp 94.9 FM (kzaxradio.org)

(Bellingham, WA)

Mind Of Chyme Radio 616

Sundays 10-11pmEST

88.1FM WYCE (wyce.org)

(Grand Rapids, MI)

REGISTER NOW!

Bellingham NW Wine Festival

Join us for the 3rd annual Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival! The Festival will include both a public wine tasting and the announcement of all medal-winning wines entered in an earlier judged competition. 

Drinks:
This year's event will feature up to 50 wineries from the Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia, two regional distilleries, and one Northwest brewery! 

Eats:
Local restaurants including Restaurant 9 at North Bellingham Golf CourseMcKay's Taphouse and PizzeriaHundred NorthThe MillSemiahmoo Resort, and Cosmos Bistro will provide complimentary small plates and passed appetizers. Buffet stations will also be set up and it's all included in your ticket price! You can see the menus in full for the ballroom & VIP lounge on our website: https://www.bellinghanorthwestwinefestival.com/catering-menu 

Who you're helping:
Net proceeds from the event go to the Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundationfor distribution to this years beneficiary organizations: Our-TreeHouseLydia PlaceGrowing AlliancesMake.Shift, and KZAX-Lp 94.9 FM.

Tickets


VIP ticket price ($75) includes access to public tasting in the Grand Ballroom from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, as well as exclusive access to the VIP lounge from 6:45 to 10:00 pm and a souvenir wine glass. The VIP lounge will also feature appetizers and wines not available in the Grand Ballroom.

General Admission ticket price ($50) includes access to public tasting in the Grand Ballroom from 7:00 to 10:00 pm including light appetizers and a souvenir wine glass.

A collection of wines will be auctioned at the end of the evening. Other silent auction items will include wine baskets and wine-related accessories!

The V.I.P. Lounge is co-sponsored by Wine Press NorthwestBellingham Alive and Yelp Bellingham.

The Hydration Lounge is also open to all ticket holders and sponsored by Still Life Massage and Float

Bellingham Beer & Music Festival Fundraiser

The Bellingham Beer and Music Festival is an afternoon event featuring up to 30 different breweries, pouring nearly 100 different beers! Live music performances from The Katie Gray Band, Eve Mason, All Star Opera (Seattle's 2017 Best Band) and Withering Blooms. Your ticket will also get you a BBQ dinner and a souvenir beer glass! There will be lawn/drinking games and silent auctions as well!

Net proceeds benefit Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundation’s beneficiary organizations: Our-TreeHouse, Growing Alliances and Make.Shift Literacy Programs.

Student tickets available to this year’s Bellingham Beer & Music Festival!
$25 ticket price includes access to all bands, BBQ dinner (vegetarian option available), and
beer!

4.5 hours of live music, and beer from up to 30 different breweries, four cider companies, one
winery and at least one distillery!

Tickets must be paid for in advance at 9Restaurant, 205 W. Smith Road, Bellingham. Must
present you college identification at time of purchase to receive discounted ticket!

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Want to get in for free? Learn how to volunteer!

Volunteer Info

Free MAST Certification for Make.Shift Volunteers

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Make.Shift is the lucky benefactor of the Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundation.  In exchange for receiving a donation from all of their events, we have agree to provide them with MAST* certified volunteers.  If you are at least 21 and able to commit to pouring beer at the  Bellingham Beer and Music Festival on Saturday, June 30th.  Make.Shift will pay for the MAST Certification of the first 15 volunteers! 

Please sign up below if interested!

Volunteer Sign Up

 

 

Beachside Beerfest & BBQ Fundraiser

Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa is thrilled to host our first annual Beachside Beerfest & BBQ! Attendees will receive a 4 oz. tasting glass and ten tickets to try different local, craft beers of their choice. Live music, games on the lawn, and a BBQ buffet are also all included with your ticket.

100% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Make.Shift in Bellingham. Make.Shift is a non-profit formed in 2008 located in the heart of Bellingham's arts district with the mission of providing an all ages space for art and music.

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Taste beers from local breweries such as Skagit River Brewery, Farmstrong Brewery, Pike Brewing Company and others. Enjoy music by Bellingham band, Baby Cakes!

Semiahmoo Resort’s Tent Pavilion and Peace Arch Pier
                          May 19, 2018 1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.                         
$40 per person (21+)
 

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Bellingham Music Film Festival

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The third annual Bellingham Music Film Festival is a showcase of music through the medium of film. The films include music videos and shorts all focused around music-inspired subject matter. The Bellingham Music Film Festival is an inclusive space inviting both student and professional filmmakers from both the Pacific Northwest and international landscape.

Nestled between Vancouver and Seattle, Bellingham, Washington has always been a hub for music and film. BMFF would like to celebrate the union of the two by screening exclusively music-related films and connecting this community on a global scale.

Not only will a wide range of film formats be featured at multiple screening sites, but the weekend will be powered by live music.

 

Check out the full schedule here and RSVP on Facebook here.

 

Thank you to our fantastic sponsors:
 The Wild Buffalo, Kombucha Town and Rook & Rogue.

 

Welcoming a new Executive Director

Make.Shift is proud to announce KZAX Station Manager Katie Gray has been promoted to Executive Director on January 2nd 2018. After being appointed station manager in March 2017, Gray quickly became an integral part of rebranding Make.Shift’s community radio station KZAX 94.9 FM overseeing programming, budgeting, and staffing which helped the station expand its reach to an estimated 1000 listeners everyday through broadcasting and online streaming.    

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An active member of the arts scene in Bellingham as a performer, event coordinator, and volunteer since 2011, Gray has been part of the Make.Shift community for three years, creating and organizing an annual music festival MiniHam, taking on event management at several Make.Shift shows, and performing with The Katie Gray Band on the Make.Shift stage. She began her career in radio in 2013 at Western Washington University where she served as a maintenance engineer for the university station KUGS 89.3 FM while completing a BA in music and minor in Audio Technology. Gray went on to secure a position at local commercial station KAFE 104.1 & KGMI AM790 where she worked for 2 years as a producer and on air personality reaching tens of thousands of listeners each day. 
    Now as Executive Director, Gray will oversee staff and volunteers while coordinating monthly events, working with Make.Shift’s Board of Directors on long-term projects, goals, and budgeting, and heading the organization’s day to day operations. Given Gray’s proven track record of excellence and determination, Make.Shift is excited for future success under her guidance and influence.
 

Thank you for Giving to the Starving Artist Fund!

We really want to thank everyone who came out to Art Walk last week. We raised $160 in cash donations for the Starving Artist Fund. We are lucky to have such an amazing and giving community!

We are hoping to raise $5,000 by the end of the year. Please give what you can, if you have not already. You can donate by clicking HERE.

The Starving Artist Fund will help emerging artists who cannot afford to frame their own work. Through this fund, we hope to make scholarships available to artists who would like to show at Make.Shift but are struggling to present their work in a professional manner. This opportunity will help them along in their careers as artists by increasing their chances of selling work and elevating their presentation for future exhibitions.  

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