“Nicotine Anonymous”

Friday, February 6th 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.”

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Cordata Community Garage Sale

Saturday, February 7th 2015 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
at Birchwood Presbyterian Church
400 Meadowbrook Court

The Cordata Neighborhood Community Garage Sale–with bikes, books, furniture, toys, dishes, garden items and lots more–will benefit Feed My Starving Children Mobilepack. The sale will feature hundreds of items priced at $1 or less!

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Rockport State Park Guided Walks

Sunday, February 15th 2015 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
at Rockport State Park
51095 Highway 20

Trained naturalists from Rockport State Park invite you to join them for guided hikes–focusing on old growth forest, eagle habitat and more–Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (December 5th-February 15th)

You can also take part in craft activities and warm up by a crackling fire!

(A Washington State Discover Pass is required. An ADA accessible trail is available)

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Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival

Thursday, February 19th 2015 - 6:30 pm
at Pickford Film Center
1318 Bay Street

Environmental respect, climate change, resilience, indigenous rights… Learn about these issues and more at the 15th annual Bellingham Human Rights Festival–February 19th-28th. The opening night of the Festival will feature “Wisdom to Survive”–with screenings at 6:30pm and 9 pm. Opening night will also include a silent auction.

Other films will be shown nightly (7:00) at Fairhaven College Auditorium and at various venues throughout the County. Admission and parking is free.

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“Living On The Brink: Women’s Economic Security In Whatcom County”

Saturday, February 21st 2015 - 9:30 am
at Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Avenue

League Of Women Voters Of Bellingham/Whatcom County presents Living On The Brink: Women’s Economic Security In Whatcom Countya special presentation sharing the findings of their study on women’s economic security in Whatcom County and an opportunity to start a community dialogue about the implications.  Guest speakers include Opportunity Council Associate Director Sheri Emerson; Attorney Kirsten Barron and Kerri Holferty of Whatcom Community College.

Affair To Remember: Featuring Sheryl Lee Ralph Of “Dreamgirls”!

Saturday, February 21st 2015 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
at The Bellwether Ballroom
1 Bellwether Way

Alzheimer Society of Washington presents Broadway Nights!–their 4th Annual Affair To Remember fundraiser–featuring a performance by Sheryl Lee Ralph, one of the original stars of Dreamgirls. The evening will also include hors d’oeuvres; dinner; a dessert dash and live and silent auctions.

Tickets are $100 in advance/$125 at the door. All proceeds help the Alzheimer Society of Washington reach more of the community and help those affected by offering support and resources.

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Solar Workshop

Thursday, February 26th 2015 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
at Skagit Valley Food Co-op
202 South First Street, Rm 309

Tim Nelson of Fire Mountain Solar has been designing and installing Solar for 14 years. He’ll explain the basics of home and commercial solar systems and explain how the federal, state and utility incentives work–during a free Solar Workshop

(RSVP to Joan Schrammeck at

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“RARE”–Call For Artists, Performers And Instructors

Thursday, March 5th 2015 - 5:00 pm
at Allied Arts Of Whatcom County
1418 Cornwall Avenue

Each Spring Bellingham is home to a half-dozen creative reuse events (Welding Rodeo, Trash Fashion, Recycled Art Shows, Procession Of The Species, Appliance Derby and more!) Artists, performers, presenters and instructors with a passion for Art made from recycled materials are invited to become part of Allied Arts Of Whatcom County‘s Recycled Art & Resource Expo (RARE)–featuring entertainment, workshops, panel discussions, exhibits and booths (April 3rd and 4th). 

Applications are due March 5th. 

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Whatcom County Home & Garden Show

Friday, March 6th 2015 - 11:00 am
at Northwest Washington Fair And Events Center
1775 Front Street

The 2015 Whatcom County Home & Garden Show runs March 6th (11am-9pm), 7th (10am-9pm) and 8th (11am-5pm). This year’s show features Date Night–with cooking demonstrations; Local Live–with improv and live music; guest Ciscoe Morris; seminars and more. Admission is $8 for adults/$7 for seniors.

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Buster Keaton In “The General”–Plus Wurlitzer Accompaniment

Sunday, March 22nd 2015 - 3:00 pm
at Mount Baker Theatre
104 North Commercial Street

Organist and historic preservationist Dennis James will play Wurlitzer pipe organ during a showing of the silent film The General, starring Buster Keaton. 

Tickets are $10-$22.50. Call 734-6080 for information.

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