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Whatcom READS! Art Challenge

Monday, January 26th 2015 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
at Allied Arts Of Whatcom County
1418 Cornwall Avenue

Whatcom READS! and Allied Arts Of Whatcom County are sponsoring a Challenge For Local Artists–inspired by Daniel James Brown’s The Boys In The Boat: Nine Americans And Their Epic Quest For Gold At The 1936 Berlin Olympics. Submitted art will be displayed at participating libraries, Allied Arts Of Whatcom County, Western Washington University and Jansen Art Center in Lynden–this February and March.

To participate, read the book (available at any Whatcom County Library), then create an art piece inspired by the story. Submit your work either January 26th or 27th (10am-5pm).

Photo provided by City of Bellingham

Celebration: 75th Anniversary Of City Hall

Monday, January 26th 2015 - 4:00 pm
at City Hall
210 Lottie Street

This month marks the 75th anniversary of Bellingham’s City Hall building. To mark the occasion Mayor Kelli Linville and Dr. Lynette Felber, of Chronicles Preservation Consultants, will host a celebration, featuring music by students at Birchwood Elementary School, a display of historic photos from the Whatcom Museum archives and more. The program will be aired live on BTV10 and streamed live on the City’s website.

In its time the City Hall building has been home to 13 mayors and has seen two major renovations in three quarters of a century. “I thought the story of how Bellingham gained a classy new Art Deco city hall through New Deal funding during the depths of the Great Depression needed to be told.”–Lynette Felber

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Friday, January 30th 2015 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
at Skagit Regional Clinics
2320 Freeway Drive

Puget Sound Blood Center‘s Mobile Van will be on hand at Skagit Regional Clinics for a Blood Drive.

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“Julia Farrow Insurance Agency” Ribbon Cutting And Open House

Friday, January 30th 2015 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
at Summitview Business Park
2417 Main Street, Suite 103

Bellingham Farmers Insurance agent Julia Farrow has moved her agency to Ferndale–and will celebrate the new location with a ribbon-cutting (4:30pm), hosted by Ferndale Chamber Of Commerce, and an Open House.


“Nicotine Anonymous”

Friday, January 30th 2015 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
at St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center
3333 Squalicum Parkway

There’s a weekly Support Group for people who would like to quit smoking–Nicotine Anonymous. The group meets Friday nights. 

“Nicotine Anonymous is especially good for people who have a tough time quitting. You do not need to be smoke-free to come to a meeting; you just need to have the desire to be smoke-free.”


Eagle Watching In Skagit County!

Saturday, January 31st 2015 - All Day

Mt. Baker Ranger District volunteers are stationed at three stops along Highway 20 to provide information and to facilitate eagle viewing!

–Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center at Howard Miller Steelhead Park (52809 Rockport Park Road) in Rockport. (Weekdays through January 2nd: 10am-4pm; Saturdays and Sundays through January 31st: 10am-4pm)

Rockport State Park (51095 Highway 20) in Rockport. (Fridays-through-Sundays through February 15th: 10am-2pm)

Marblemount Fish Hatchery (8319 Fish Hatchery Road) in Marblemount. (Daily: 8am-4:30pm)

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Fundraiser For Deming Resident

Saturday, January 31st 2015 - All Day

January 4th Aaron Cooper lost everything in a fire. His daughter has started a fundraising webpage on his behalf. Click here if you can help. 

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Community Breakfast

Saturday, January 31st 2015 - 8:00 am - 10:30 am
at Lynden Community Center
401 Grover Street

Lynden Community Center is hosting a Community Breakfast–with all-you-can-eat pancakes; French toast; biscuits and gravy; scrambled eggs; sausage; orange juice and coffee.  The meal is prepared and served by volunteers to benefit Senior programs and services at the center.


Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center Guided Walks

Saturday, January 31st 2015 - 11:00 am
at Howard Miller Steelhead Park
52809 Rockport Park Road

Trained naturalists from Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center invite you to take part in “Eagle Ecology” walks near Skagit River–Saturdays and Sundays (December 20th-January 31st)

The Center also features guest speakers, a warm fire, refreshments and a gift shop!

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“The Joys Of Fly Fishing”

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015 - 4:00 pm
at Western Washington University
516 High Street

Seth Norman–who’s written extensively for Gray’s Sporting Journal and Fly, Rod And Reel–will discuss his experiences writing about fly fishing–at Western Washington University’s Wilson Library (sixth floor). (Also, treasures from Wilson Library’s Special Collections Fly Fishing collection will be on display)

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