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Volunteers Needed: Annual Walker/Cyclist Count

Tuesday, September 30th 2014 - All Day

Bellingham is joining the State Department Of Transportation in counting the number of people who walk or bike to their destination(s) in the city. For the seventh year, volunteers are needed to help count–September 30th and October 1st and 2nd. You can volunteer for a morning (7:00-9:00) count or an afternoon (4:00-6:00) count. To sign up call 778-7950 or email For more information click here.

(The information gathered helps evaluate the success of local and state efforts to encourage walking and bicycling–and reduce dependence on single-occupant vehicle traffic)

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Local Firefighter Fundraiser: “Operation Warm”

Wednesday, October 1st 2014 - All Day

For the second year Whatcom County firefighters are joining forces with the national non-profit Operation Warm to raise money to distribute specially-made Winter coats to local at-risk children. Last year Bellingham/Whatcom County Firefighters Local 106 distributed 60 (American-made) coats. This year, they’re hoping to raise enough to distribute 300 coats. October 31st is the fundraising deadline.

(If they reach their goal, firefighters will personally fit each child and help them write their names on the tag inside that reads, “Made especially for you”!)

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Volunteers Needed: Whatcom Hospice

Thursday, October 2nd 2014 - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
at Whatcom Hospice Administration Building
2800 Douglas Avenue

Whatcom Hospice needs caregiver volunteers at Hospice House and in the community–to provide emotional support and companionship; assist patients with meals or light household duties; provide transportation and more. (Volunteers may also prefer not to provide direct patient care–and instead make deliveries, provide landscape support, work in the office, knit, sew or sing…)

Whatcom Hospice is hosting an Information Meeting for potential volunteers.

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Presentation: “The Science Of Solar Energy”

Thursday, October 2nd 2014 - 4:00 pm
at Western Washington University
516 High Street

Western Washington University Chemistry Professor David Patrick will discuss The Science Of Solar Energy–in Communications Facility 120 at Western.

“Despite decades of research and billions of dollars in investment, solar energy remains expensive and inefficient to implement. Why is it so difficult to convert sunlight into usable energy?”

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Colleges And Universities Fair

Thursday, October 2nd 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at Bellingham High School
2020 Cornwall Avenue

Local juniors and seniors are invited to visit with reps from more than sixty public, private, two-year and four-year institutions from around the Northwest–and beyond–at College Fair 2014.

This Wednesday, April 16, 2014 photo provided by the Boy Scouts of America shows Peyton Manning talking to a group of scouts before he spoke to the Boy Scouts of America's annual breakfast in Denver. It was his first public comments since the Denver Broncos were trounced by Seattle from the opening snap of the Super Bowl.

New Cub Scout And Boy Scout Family Orientation Meeting

Thursday, October 2nd 2014 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
at Sterling Drive Church Of Christ
558 Sterling Drive

A new Cub Scout Pack is forming! It’s for children who attend Bellingham’s Birchwood, Alderwood and Cordata elementary schools. All potential Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts (1st grade-through-10th grade students) and their families are invited to a fun Informational/Sign-Up Meeting.

(If you can’t make the meeting, stop by the Scouting office at the corner of Meridian Street and East Maplewood Avenue, across from Cornwall Park or call 734-3940)

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“Singing And Exploring, From Slovakia To Amsterdam”

Thursday, October 2nd 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Whatcom Museum
121 Prospect Street

Local traveler and choral singer Amy Wimmer will share her experiences–Singing And Exploring, From Slovakia To Amsterdam–during a tour that included stops in Slovakia, Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, Cologne and Amsterdam.

Admission is by suggested $3 donation.


Free Webinar: “Taxes And Nonprofit Organizations”

Friday, October 3rd 2014 - All Day

Unlike other states, Washington does not provide a blanket tax exemption for nonprofit organizations. To help members of nonprofits understand their tax responsibilities, the State Department Of Revenue is hosting a free, live Webinar. 

The deadline to register is October 3rd. (Send your name; company name; phone number and email address to

NOT Your Average Garage Sale!

Friday, October 3rd 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
at (former) Bakerview Nursery
945 East Bakerview Road

WeSNiP presents their Autumn fundraiser–NOT Your Average Garage Sale!–October 3rd, 4th and 5th; and 10th, 11th and 12th. This gigantic sale of donated items covers more than 10,000 square feet–with artwork, furniture, housewares, kids’ stuff, mancave stuff and lots more!   The hours are 9am-4pm (Fridays and Saturdays)/10am-2pm (Sundays)

If you have items to donate or would like to volunteer to help out at the event, call 398-8262.

WeSNiP’s support for low income families has resulted in more than 13,000 spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats in Whatcom County.


Randy Witman Memorial Draft Horse Pulling Contest

Friday, October 3rd 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
at Lynden Equestrian Event Center
1775 Front Street

Lynden Equestrian Event Center is hosting the Randy Witman Memorial Draft Horse Pulling Contest.

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