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Presentation: “Understanding The Farm Bill”

Tuesday, September 16th 2014 - 6:00 pm
at North Bellingham Grange
5255 Northwest Road

Northwest Farm Bill Action Group will present a short program on the impact of the current Farm Bill–at the bi-monthly meeting of Whatcom County’s seven granges. The presentation is at 7pm. You’re invited to join a Potluck prior to the presentation (6pm).

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“Shellfish Safety” Map In Real-Time

Wednesday, September 17th 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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Whatcom Literacy Council Volunteer Recruitment Session

Wednesday, September 17th 2014 - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
at Bellingham Public Library
210 Central Avenue

You’re invited to become a tutor…and change a life! Whatcom Literacy Council is recruiting volunteers to tutor for 1-3 hours/week. The next Volunteer Information Session is September 17th.

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One Evening Handgun Handling & Safety Class

Wednesday, September 17th 2014 - All Day
at Plantation Indoor Range
5102 Samish Highway

Whatcom County Parks And Recreation Department is offering a one-evening Handgun Safety Class–covering safe handling and operation of firearms, as well as pertinent laws and basic marksmanship. The class is September 22nd.

The Registration Deadline is September 17th. (For cost and other information call 733-2900)


Deadline: “Peace Builder” Award Nominations

Friday, September 19th 2014 - All Day
at Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
13 Prospect Street, Suite 201

Nominations are open for Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center‘s 12th annual Peace Builder Awards–through September 19th. Nominees should be organizations or individuals who have “creatively resolved conflict; contributed to peaceful dispute resolution and promoted reconciliation, effective communication or understanding between divergent groups of individuals or have otherwise contributed to peace within our community” in the past year.

Nomination forms are available here.

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“International Poets & Writers For Peace Read-In And Write-On!”

Friday, September 19th 2014 - 5:00 pm
at St. James Presbyterian Church
910 14th Street

International Poets & Writers For Peace Read In And Write On! is a free gathering for local poets, writers and musicians to “give voice to rising aspirations and expressions for peace, now and for every generation”. The program (7pm)–featuring presenters from Whatcom County and Vancouver, BC–will open with a free soup and bread dinner (6pm). (The event is part of International Day Of Peace weekend)

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Bellingham Oktoberfest!

Friday, September 19th 2014 - 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
at Depot Market Square
1100 Railroad Avenue

The Bellingham Oktoberfest “Celebration Of Brews And Brats”–featuring more than thirty regional breweries–is a fundraiser for Whatcom Volunteer Center. All attendees will receive an Oktoberfest tasting glass, beer tickets and snacks. 

Admission is $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Tickets are available here.

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“Run4Refuge” Fundraiser

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
at Lake Padden Park
4882 Samish Way

Everyone, from seasoned runners to casual walkers (including kids and pets), is invited to join the 2nd annual “Run4Refuge” 2.6 mile walk/run around Bellingham’s Lake Padden. Run4Refuge benefits Engedi Refuge Ministries–a local non-profit that helps women recovering from the effects of sexual trafficking & exploitation.  It’s hosted by Hope4Justice, an anti-trafficking group in Whatcom County.  The event starts and ends at the Rotary Shelter (near the baseball field) on the east side of Lake Padden. Registration is $40. Click here for information.

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“On The Road” 5Point Film Festival

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 6:00 pm
at Depot Market Square
1100 Railroad Avenue

The 5Point Film Festival–“On The Road”–will feature eleven short films “filled with an adventurous spirit that will inspire you to get off the couch, pack your van and embark on a new adventure”! The evening begins with the Kulshan Brewing Tailgate Party (6:00). The films begin at 8:00.

Admission is $10. (Kids under age 12 get in free)

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Dinner Show Fundraiser For Wounded Veterans

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 6:30 pm
at Haynie Grange Hall
3144 Haynie Road

Haynie Grange and Haynie Opry present a Dinner Show fundraiser for wounded veterans. Proceeds will go toward helping veterans who are returning from the current, ongoing conflicts. The $25 cost includes dinner, followed by a performance by Matt Audette And The Circle Of Friends Band!

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