Friends Of The Bellingham Public Library Summer Book Sale

Thursday, August 21st 2014 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
at Bellingham Public Library
210 Central Avenue

Friends Of The Bellingham Public Library present their Summer Book (and other media) Sale–August 21st (10am-6pm), 22nd (10am-6pm) and 23rd (10am-1pm). Most items are only $1. August 23rd is $4/bag day!

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Ferndale Street Festival

Friday, August 22nd 2014 - All Day

The 11th annual Ferndale Street Festival–featuring more than 100 street vendors; live music; special kids’ pirate-themed activities; camel rides; a car show and lots more–runs August 22nd and 23rd in downtown Ferndale. For the schedule of events click here.

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Whatcom County Fire Restrictions

Friday, August 22nd 2014 - 8:00 am

Due to the hot Summer weather and low moisture levels, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office is enacting restrictions on all open burning, starting July 15th.

All land clearing and yard debris burning must be discontinued at that time. Recreational fires will still be allowed in designated campgrounds and on improved properties with the landowner’s permission. For a description of the requirements of an approved enclosure call the Burn Information Line: 676-6934.

In addition, the State Department Of Natural Resources is expanding a Burn Ban in DNR-protected land in eastern Washington to include DNR-protected land west of the Cascades, as well. (The burn ban applies to all forestland under DNR protection, which does not include federally owned land) The ban runs through September 30th.

For more information click here.

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Call For Art: Bellingham City Hall

Friday, August 22nd 2014 - 5:00 pm

Bellingham Arts Commission is issuing a Call For Submissions for an art display in the lobby of City Hall. The theme of the first exhibit is “Celebrate Our Trees”–in honor of Arbor Day and Urban Forestry Month. The Commission is also seeking Art depicting “the future of Maritime Heritage Park”. General submissions are welcome, as well. Selected artwork will be on display for a two-to-three month period.

Submissions are due August 22nd: 778-8360 or

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“Party Like A Pirate”!

Friday, August 22nd 2014 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
at Port Of Anacortes Historic Transit Shed
1st Street and Commercial

You’re invited to Party Like A Pirate to the sounds of Barrel Springs and Modacha! The concert’s a fundraiser for Anacortes Seafarers’ Memorial Foundation. The evening will also include food, grog and a costume contest.  Tickets are $15. (free admission for active military)

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Whidbey Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Show

Saturday, August 23rd 2014 - All Day

Whidbey Island Radio Control Society presents their annual Jets Over Whidbey show–featuring jet-powered remote control model aircraft–at the Navy Outlying Landing Field at Whidbey Island Naval Air Base. Click here for more information.

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“Old Town Days” At The Territorial County Courthouse Building

Saturday, August 23rd 2014 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
at Territorial County Courthouse Building
1308 E Street

You’re invited to Old Town Days At the Territorial County Courthouse Building (the oldest brick building in Washington!). Built during the Fraser River Gold Rush (1858) the completely restored building was used in the 1880s as a county courthouse and jail. Old Town Days will feature vendors; hands-on activities for young and old; a photo history exhibit; building tours; displays; presentations by historic interpreters; food and traditional music! (Nearby George Pickett House will also be open for tours)


Free Community Meal

Saturday, August 23rd 2014 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
at United Church Of Ferndale
2034 Washington Street

United Church Of Ferndale is hosting a Free Community Meal. (384-1422 or

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Mount Vernon Volunteer Fair

Saturday, August 23rd 2014 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
at Mount Vernon City Hall
910 Cleveland Avenue

Every year, Skagit Volunteer Center connects thousands of volunteering individuals and groups with more than 150 local nonprofit organizations. The 2014 Mount Vernon Volunteer Fair will take place in the lot between City Hall and the Library–across from the Farmer’s Market.

(Nonprofit and government organizations are encouraged to register–for free–to have a table at the Fair. The registration deadline is August 20th)


Whatcom Skillshare Faire!

Saturday, August 23rd 2014 - 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
at Hovander Homestead Park
5299 Nielsen Avenue

You’re invited to the family-friendly 3rd annual Whatcom SkillShare Faire–featuring local craftspeople, local music, local food and more! The Faire is August 23rd (10am-9pm) and 24th (10am-6pm).

The focus of the Faire is to provide a forum for teaching and learning practical skills. Years ago, lots of people knew how to repair and sharpen tools, make a braided rug, raise chickens, make soap, build a fence, make simple toys and much more. While those skills are no longer essential, learning to do-it-yourself brings satisfaction, helps families save money and strengthens the community.  The goal of the SkillShare Faire is to help revive those skills, showcase new ones and provide a place where all of us can learn from people experienced in these crafts and trades.

The Faire still has room for more Whatcom County skill presenters to share their practical skills.  And volunteers are always welcome!

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