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Interfaith Coalition: Free Winter Coats And Outerwear

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
at Church Of The Assumption
2116 Cornwall Avenue

Interfaith Coalition will be distributing gently-used Winter coats, hats, gloves and scarves–to men, women and children whose situations make purchasing these items difficult or impossible. Distribution times are 11am-2pm (October 25th) and 11am-1pm (October 26th).

(If you have items to donate, you can drop them off at any Banner Bank branch or at Assumption Church during distribution times)

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Monthly Pet Adoption Event

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
at Pet Palace Consignment
5373 Guide Meridian

Whatcom County’s Alternative Humane Society holds a Pet Adoption Event the last Saturday of every month at Pet Palace Consignment.  It’s your chance to meet furry friends who are looking for their forever home!

(Please note: They do not do same-day adoptions.  If there’s a dog you’re interested in, you’re invited to complete a Statement Of Interest, which can be downloaded at

“Nightmare Alley” Haunted House: KIDS’ DAY

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at The Skateway/Skagit Event Center
1645 South Walnut Street

The Skateway/Skagit Events Center presents a one-day, special Nightmare Alley Haunted House just for kids (ages three to ten)–featuring carnival-style booths and treats! 

Admission is $5. (Adults will also be charged $5, but will receive a $5 discount on the purchase of admission to the “adult” Nightmare Alley)

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Northside Community Church Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at Northside Community Church
950 Kline Road

Bellingham’s Northside Communty Church presents their annual Harvest Festival!

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Whatcom Humane Society Masquerade Gala

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 5:00 pm
at Bellingham Golf & Country Club
3729 Meridian St

Whatcom Humane Society presents their 12th annual Masquerade Gala fundraiser–featuring a delicious vegetarian dinner, with mouth-watering desserts; auctions and more!

(If you have auction items to donate or would like to be an event sponsor, call 733-2080, extension 3014 or email

Haunted Forest Ferndale Food Bank Fundraiser

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
at Custer Sportsmen’s Club
3000 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd

Custer Sportsmen’s Club is hosting The Haunted Forest (for younger children, there’s an alternative Pumpkin Walk)–October 25th and 31st! (This event is an Eagle Scout Project planned by one of the Boy Scouts in Bellingham’s Troop 4063)

Admission is a non-perishable food donation for Ferndale Food Bank.

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“Why Does Lemony Snicket Keep Following Me?”

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
at Western Washington University
516 High Street

Author Daniel Handler (“Lemony Snicket”) presents Why Does Lemony Snicket Keep Following Me?–at Western Washington University’s Fall Family Open House–followed by a book signing. The Fall Open House (October 24th-26th)  is open to Western students, family members and the general public.

Tickets are $25.

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“Fright Night” With The Bellingham Roller Betties!

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 9:00 pm
at Rumors Cabaret
1119 Railroad Avenue

You’re invited to the Bellingham Roller Betties‘ annual fundraiser–Fright Nighta night of costumes, dancing and Hallowe’en fun!

Admission is $4 (with a costume) or $5 (without a costume).

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Seeking Tutors: Whatcom Literacy Lab

Sunday, October 26th 2014 - All Day
at Northwest Baptist Church
3545 Northwest Avenue

Bellingham’s Northwest Baptist Church is seeking tutors for their Whatcom Learning Lab literacy classes. The program helps children and adults learn to read for a minimal fee. They offer one-to-one tutoring from trained volunteers in one-hour sessions, twice a week after school in Bellingham and Blaine. (They’re currently piloting a reading program designed for dyslexic students that also works well for the typical learner)

If you would like to volunteer, or for more information, call 371-3978 or email


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Open Rehearsal: Bellingham Repertory Dance

Sunday, October 26th 2014 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
at Firehouse Performing Arts Center
1314 Harris Avenue

Bellingham Repertory Dance is offering a chance to see how professional dancers prepare for performance–with a free Open Rehearsal of Look At Me With Your Eyes Wide Shut. You’ll see the performers practicing and refining one of six dances for their upcoming 9th Anniversary Performance.

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