Haunted Forest Ferndale Food Bank Fundraiser

Friday, October 31st 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 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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Bellingham Storyteller’s Guild Presents Extremely Scary Stories!

Friday, October 31st 2014 - 7:00 pm
at Bellingham Public Library, Fairhaven Branch
1117 12th Street

Bellingham Storyteller’s Guild Presents Extremely Scary Stories (recommended for adults only)!

“These scary stories are not about blood, gore, guts and zombies. They are about ideas that slowly work their way into your psyche and cause you to check your backseat or have the feeling that something is watching you…”

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Hallowe’en Concert!

Friday, October 31st 2014 - 8:00 pm
at Western Washington University
516 High Street

The Western Washington University Symphony Orchestra presents a Hallowe’en Concert in the Performing Arts Center–featuring “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (Dukas), “Danse Mcabre” (Saint-Saens) and “The Noon Witch” (Dvorak)! Admission is $5, with proceeds supporting the WWU Music Library.

Costumes are welcome!

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Hallowe’en Costume Ball

Friday, October 31st 2014 - 8:30 pm
at Best Western PLUS Lakeway Inn & Conference Center
714 Lakeway Drive

Bellingham Explorer presents a Hallowe’en Costume Ball–featuring a $500 cash prize for best costume! The evening will feature live music by R Factor 5, a light show, appetizers and more. (The Ball is for people age 21 and up)

Tickets are $35 in advance/$45 at the door.


“An Afternoon in Bucolia: Just Forkin’ Around”

Saturday, November 1st 2014 - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at Van Zandt Community Hall
4106 State Route 9

South Fork Valley Community Association presents An Afternoon in Bucolia: Just Forkin’ Around–a benefit for KAVZ, the community volunteer-run, low-power FM station located in East Whatcom County. The program features Storytelling by The South Fork Players**; live music with Marcia Gruderian; an interview with Deming Library Manager Katrina Carabba; youth Art activities and more! Admission is free, but a $5-10 donation is requested.

**Jeffrey Margolis: “Night Of The Jet Boat Cowboys” (Stranded cows in a flooded valley? Bring on the jet boats and hang on for dear life!) and Matthew Thuney: “Battle Of The Hillside, Parts I & II” (What happens when a city boy battles country cattle? The consequences are hilarious and “un-herd” of!).

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“Personal Impacts Of The Vietnam War”

Saturday, November 1st 2014 - 7:30 pm
at Western Washington University
516 High Street

Western Washington University’s Department Of Theatre And Dance presents “Streamers” and “A Piece Of My Heart”–plays that explore the personal impacts of the Vietnam War. Performances run October 23rd-November 1st. For dates and show times click here.

Tickets are $12-$15. For ticket information call 650-6146.

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Seeking Tutors: Whatcom Literacy Lab

Sunday, November 2nd 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



Free Community Workshop On “End Of Life Choices”

Monday, November 3rd 2014 - 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
at St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center
3333 Squalicum Parkway

St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center is hosting a Free Workshop on Advance Care Planning. You’ll learn why planning is necessary; how to choose someone to be your Durable Power-Of-Attorney for health care; how to talk to loved ones and doctors about your preferences for end-of-life care and how to complete and file Advance Directive paperwork. (Pre-registration is not required)

For more information visit Whatcom Alliance For Health Advancement.

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TED Talk Tuesday

Tuesday, November 4th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
at Explorations Academy
1701 Ellis Street, Suite 215

On the first Tuesday of each month Bellingham’s Explorations Academy presents a free screening of TED* talks–addressing a specific topic (like diversity, invention, neighborhoods, etc.) followed by an open discussion of the impact of that topic on our local community. The purpose of TED Talk Tuesday is to facilitate nonsectarian and nonpartisan discourse on important subjects.

*TED Talk Tuesday is not affiliated with the TED or TEDxBellingham organizations. This event is presented under the Creative Commons license for non-commercial distribution of TED materials.


Presentation: “The Struggle For Language And Identity”

Wednesday, November 5th 2014 - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
at Western Washington University
516 High Street

University Of Oregon School Of Journalism Assistant Professor Christopher Chavez presents Broken Spanish: The Television Audience And The Struggle For Language And Identity–in Fairhaven College Auditorium. He’ll discuss “how mainstream networks are establishing upstart Spanish-speaking networks of their own, due to United States Latinos’ strong economic and cultural influences”.

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