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“Shellfish Safety” Map In Real-Time

Monday, August 25th 2014 - All Day

The State Department Of Health provides a map of the region showing which areas are safe for shellfish harvesting at any given time–and which are off limits because of biotoxin contamination. Click here for the map.

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Seeking Volunteers: “Hospice Of The Northwest”

Tuesday, August 26th 2014 - All Day
at Hospice Of The Northwest
227 Freeway Drive, Suite A

Hospice Of The Northwest has placements for volunteers throughout Skagit, Island and Snohomish Counties. Volunteers offer comfort to the terminally ill and to those who love them. If you have a little time to share, you can make a big difference for a neighbor in need–by making friendly visits; listening to stories and sharing memories.

For information call 814-5550 or email jbarr@hospicenw.org.

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“Beginning Genealogy” Classes

Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - All Day
at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
2117 Walnut Street

Whatcom Genealogical Society is offering a series of Beginning Genealogy Classes–September 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th. The $45 cost covers all four sessions.

Please register by August 27th: caharris1162@yahoo.com or www.enrichmentstpauls.org

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Presentation: “Coal, Carbon And Consequences”

Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - 11:30 am
at Northwood Hall
3240 Northwest Avenue

Policy Director for Sightline Institute Eric de Place and Executive Director of Communitywise Bellingham Shannon Wright present “Coal, Carbon And Consequences”–a discussion of the implications of proposed coal and oil terminal expansion statewide–at the next meeting of Bellingham City Club.

Tickets, including lunch, are $18.

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Bellingham Evening Walking Group!

Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
at Bellingham Senior Activity Center
315 Halleck Street

You’re invited to join Bellingham Evening Walking Group (age 45 and older) for a one-hour walk–Wednesdays (5:30pm) throughout the month of August.  Participants meet in front of Bellingham Senior Center.

Grab your walking shoes, bring a buddy (or join this group to socialize and meet new people) and turn exercise into a fun activity while enjoying the beautiful city! 

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Auditions: Community Improv Troupe

Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
at Improv Playworks
1308 E Street

Improv Playworks‘ Sheila Goldsmith is forming a Performance And Outreach Troupe. Anyone from the community may apply. Prior improvisation experience is required. The first group audition is August 27th. Call for details: 756-0756 (or email sheila@improvplayworks.com).

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Public Comment Deadline: Bellingham Boatyard Contamination

Thursday, August 28th 2014 - All Day

In an effort to address historic contamination from the former Weldcraft Steel And Marine boatyard on the Bellingham waterfront, the State Department Of Ecology and Port Of Bellingham completed an investigation and published an environmental report, which includes recommendations for cleanup. The public’s invited to comment on the report–through August 28th. Click here for information.

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United Way “Live United” Campaign Kick-Off Luncheon

Thursday, August 28th 2014 - All Day
at Bellingham Cruise Terminal
355 Harris Avenue

United Way Of Whatcom County is committed to improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities to advance the common good through Education, Income And Health.”

This year’s United Way “Live United” Campaign Kick-Off Luncheon is September 11th at Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Tickets are $15. (Space is limited. Please RSVP by August 28th)

Table sponsorships are available ($300): 733-8670

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“GriefShare” Support Group

Thursday, August 28th 2014 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
at North County Christ The King Church
1816 18th Street

North County Christ The King is hosting GriefShare–a  thirteen week seminar and support group, designed to help you rebuild your life after losing a loved one. The group is led by caring people, who have experienced loss and want to help you process your pain and journey toward hope and healing.

For more information call 318-9446.

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Call For Artists: 2015 Juried Artist Series And “Inside the Box” Series

Friday, August 29th 2014 - 5:00 pm
at Allied Arts
1418 Cornwall Avenue

The 2015 Juried Artist Series will consist of approximately eight shows, each one a month long. Participation is open to all artists in Whatcom County. Membership with Allied Arts of Whatcom County is required and can be obtained at the time of application.

The Inside the Box Series was created to highlight smaller, special, handmade goods of any medium. These goods will be shown in display cases, and will run the same length of time (4 weeks) as shows in the gallery space. Items considered for display may include but are not limited to jewelry, small sculptures, miniature paintings, art books, etc.

Applications are due by August 29th. Click here for more information.

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