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Protea String Quartet: The Evolution Of ‘I Do’

Sunday, February 14th, 2016 - 2:00 pm
at Whatcom Museum
121 Prospect Street

Ray Kamada and Protea String Quartet present a Musical Demonstration and Light Lecture–The Evolution of ‘I Do’!–recounting “the rapid expansion of gigging string quartet repertoires over the past ten years”. The presentation is free with the cost of museum admission.

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Child Car Safety Seat Checks

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
at Skagit Valley Hospital
1415 East Kincaid

Safe Kids Northwest presents free Child Car Safety Seat Checks. Certified child safety seat technicians will assess child safety seats for age and size-appropriateness; proper installation and use; recalls and visible damage.

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Host Families Needed For International Students

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
at Whatcom Community College
237 West Kellogg Road

Host families are needed for Whatcom Community College International Students. Hosting international students is a great way to learn about other cultures, develop lasting friendships and become an active member of the global community. WCC presents an information session on Hosting–February 25th in Syre Student Center.

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Presentation: “Solar Energy For Your Farm, Home Or Rural Business”

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
at Skagit Valley Food Co-op
202 South First Street, Rm 309

Fire Mountain Solar is hosting a Free Presentation–teaching the basics of generating electricity from sunshine falling on solar panels–Solar Energy For Your Farm, Home Or Rural Business.

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Whatcom Backcountry Horsemen Auction

Friday, February 26th, 2016 - 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
at Everson Auction Market Barn
7191 Everson-Goshen Rd.

The local chapter of Backcountry Horsemen Of Washington is holding their 19th annual fundraiser auction! There’s a silent auction (5:30pm-7pm), followed by the live auction (7:15pm)–featuring new and gently-used horse (and non-horse) items, baked goods and more.

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“Constitutional Knowledge Bowl”

Saturday, February 27th, 2016 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at Rome Grange
2821 Mt Baker Highway

Whatcom Tea Party is hosting the third annual Constitutional Knowledge Bowl. Participants (ages 11 to 15) will demonstrate their understanding of Constitutional principles by answering individual and team questions, making a prepared speech, and submitting a short team effort essay. For entry information call 312-0248 or click here.

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Child Car Safety Seat Checks

Thursday, March 17th, 2016 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
at Skagit Valley Hospital
1415 East Kincaid

Safe Kids Northwest presents free Child Car Safety Seat Checks. Certified child safety seat technicians will assess child safety seats for age and size-appropriateness; proper installation and use; recalls and visible damage.

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Ferndale Spring Run Off!

Saturday, March 19th, 2016 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
at Pioneer Pavilion
2007 Cherry Street

Ferndale Chamber of Commerce presents the second annual Ferndale Spring Run Off! Choose from two courses—5K or 10K.  Each course includes stops at local parks for a brief exercise. Pets are welcome. There will be food at the end of the run. It’s not a race; it’s just a way to get out in the fresh, Spring air and have some fun! Costumes are encouraged. Dress up as a flower…or a bumble bee…or dress in Spring colors!

(Pre-registration is $15 until March 11th. Registration is $20 March 11th and thereafter)

March 21st is National & World Down Syndrome Day. Part-proceeds from the event will be donated to Down Syndrome Outreach of The Arc Of Whatcom County.

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Mission: Delicious!

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at Mount Baker Rotary Building
1753 Front Street

Your Delicious Mission: Taste and vote for the best dishes in these categories: Appetizer, Entrée, Soup/Chowder, Dessert! We’ve challenged local celebrities to put their culinary expertise to the test. You’re invited to taste the delicious results, while helping the homeless in Bellingham, who use The Lighthouse Mission’s Drop-In Center.

Along with delicious food, there will be beverages (including wine for purchase by the glass), an awards ceremony and live music! The cost is $25 in advance/$30 at the door.  Click here for more information.

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Ferndale Street Festival

Friday, August 26th, 2016 - Saturday, August 27th, 2016 - 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
at Downtown Ferndale
5683 2nd Avenue

The 11th annual Ferndale Street Festival features a mix of Whatcom County’s most talented bands, as well as an entire block dedicated to the family and kids–with their own live stage acts; a car show; various food outlets and vendors of all trades, plus a wine and beer tent!  There will be several outdoor seating venues for the over-21 crowd at local restaurants and plenty of sales at the local retail stores.  Rain or shine!

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