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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.


“Sustaining Democracy In The New Age Of Journalism”

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 9:30 am

League Of Women Voters Of Bellingham/Whatcom County presents “Sustaining Democracy In The New Age Of Journalism”. Dean Wright and Joan Connell of the international consulting firm, Connell Wright Media will share their views on why digital and media literacy is essential to a vibrant, informed democracy.


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Annual International Coastal Cleanup: Locust Beach

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
at Locust Beach/Whirlwind Beach
Locust Avenue, Marietta-Alderwood

You’re invited to help Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee, Surfrider Foundation and North Sound Kiteboarding Association remove trash and debris at Whirlwind Beach (also known as Locust Beach)–as part of the annual “Whatcom Water Weeks” program. Light refreshments will be provided.

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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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“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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