Home Improvement Section: Home and garden show features live improv, Ciscoe

Published on Wed, Mar 2, 2011
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This year’s annual Whatcom County Home & Garden Show promises to be more than just plumbing and landscaping.

Organizers for the 32nd annual event have scheduled live improv performances by Bellingham’s Upfront Theater group as well as free gardening workshops by KING 5’s “Gardening With Ciscoe Live” star Ciscoe Morris and a presentation on energy efficiency by KIRO 7’s chief meteorologist and current Puget Sound Energy vice president Andy Wapler.

The event is scheduled March 4 through the 6 at the Northwest Washington Fair Grounds in Lynden and will showcase hundreds of products for the home, plus tons of ideas for “do it yourselfers.”

Bellingham Hot Tub & Fireplace and KAFE 104.1, have teamed up this year to giveaway a $10,000 Beachcomber hot tub. Stop by the show to enter to win or at the Bellingham Hot Tub & Fireplace show room at 3703 Bennett Drive.

Coloring submissions for the children’s coloring contest will be displayed at the show, and the winners will be announced on Sunday at the close of the show. Any child under the age of 12 can enter to win great prizes.

Contestants can pick up or drop off a coloring sheet at Bellingham Plumbing and Heating at 3703 Bennett Drive, or at the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County at 1650 Baker Creek Place.

The artwork can also be downloaded and printed by visiting www.whatcomhomeshow.com.

Friday March 4

Former KIRO 7 chief meteorologist and current Puget Sound Energy vice president Andy Wappler will discuss home energy efficiency at 3 p.m.

Saturday, March 5

KING 5’s “Gardening with Ciscoe Live” star Ciscoe Morris will be on the main stage at 3 p.m. to give advice and tips on attracting hummingbirds. The event is free with show admission.


Sunday, March 6

Join the Upfront Theatre at 12:30 p.m. as they perform live improve on stage.

For a full list of vendors, visit www.whatcomhomeshow.com.

For more information please call 360/671-4247.

Adults 16 and older are $7, seniors 55 and older are $6. No charge for children under 16.