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“A Physicist’s Journey With A Remote Australian Tribe”

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 - 7:00 pm
at Village Books
1200 11th Street

In 1983 award-winning Physicist Gary Holz was diagnosed with Chronic Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. By 1988 he was quadriplegic. In 1994 his doctors told him he had two years to live. Desperate and depressed, he went to Australia to live with a remote Aboriginal tribe. Arriving in a wheelchair–alone–with almost no feeling left from the neck down, he embarked on a remarkable healing transformation of body, mind and spirit and discovered his own gift for healing others. Robbie Holz will discuss her late husband’s experiences during this presentation.

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“Birds Of Vashon Island: A Natural History Of Habitat Transformation”

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Whatcom Museum
121 Prospect Street

Since early times of human settlement, the Puget Sound region has experienced several waves of change that produced significant alterations in area bird populations. North Cascades Audobon Society presents Birds Of Vashon Island: A Natural History Of Habitat TransformationAdmission is by suggested $3 donation.

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Square Dance Lessons

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Ten Mile Grange
6958 Hannegan Road

Rainbow Squares presents Beginning Square Dance Lessons–starting September 23rd. No partner or previous experience is necessary. You’re welcome to bring a friend! The first two lessons are free. They’re $5 per session, after that.


Free Dental Screenings

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - All Day
at Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Avenue

Dental Hygiene students at Bellingham Technical College are offering Free Teeth Screenings. BTC’s second-year Dental Hygiene students are required to take seven Board Examinations in the two quarters of the program. Finding qualifying patients is an extremely difficult task. Potential patients should have very heavy calculus (tartar); must have molar teeth; must have no large cavities; must have no gum pockets over 6mm and must not be allergic to latex.

If it’s been at least five years since your last teeth cleaning, call 752-8349 to see if you qualify for a free appointment. Screenings generally take 15-to-20 minutes.

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Grown-Up “Show And Tell”!

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

You’re invited to bring a photo, a letter, a family heirloom or other artifact–and share your story–in the Lecture Room at the library. Local historian Sara Geballe, of Memoir Crafters, will host. For more information call 778-7230 or email

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Free Presentation: Identity Theft

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Key Bank is hosting a presentation about identity theft–and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim.

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“The Sound Of Music”

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 7:00 pm
at Claire vg Thomas Theatre
655 Front Street

Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents the beloved musical The Sound Of Music–with fifteen performances, September 24th-October 12th. Click here for days and showtimes.

Tickets are $12 for adults/$10 for seniors and students/$8 for children.

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Humorous Speech Contest & Table Topics Speech Contest

Thursday, September 25th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
at Whatcom Educational Credit Union
5659 Pacific Highway

If you’re ready for a belly laugh…take in an evening of entertainment, hosted by Whatcom County Toastmasters–a Humorous Speech Contest and a Table Topics Speech Contest.

This is a potluck event. Feel free to bring guests and something good to eat and share. (No admittance after 6pm.)


Lummi Indian Business Council/Chamber Golf Classic

Friday, September 26th 2014 - 12:00 pm
at North Bellingham Golf Course
205 West Smith Road

Lummi Indian Business Council presents the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber Of Commerce Golf Classic. Registration is $600 per foursome or $150 for individual golfers.

(Sponsors are welcome.  Call 734-1330 for information)

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Free Admission: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Saturday, September 27th 2014 - All Day

U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at National Forest-operated recreation day-use fee sites, including Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest for National Public Lands Day (September 27th). (These sites normally require a $5 fee per vehicle or recreation pass)

The next Free Day is Veterans Day weekend (November 8th-11th).

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