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Dahlia Flower Show

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - All Day
at Bloedel Donovan Park
2214 Electric Avenue

Whatcom County Dahlia Society presents their annual Flower Show–featuring hundreds of blooms–ranging from Big Dinner Plate size to Petite Pom Poms! The show is September 6th (noon-5pm) and 7th (10am-4pm). Admission is free.

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Story Time: “Caterina & The Lemonade Stand”

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - 10:30 am - 11:00 am
at Village Books
1200 11th Street

Kids are invited to Story Time With Claire–featuring Caterina, the little brown bird who loves to make lists! 

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Skagit River Salmon Festival

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Skagit River Salmon Festival is back for a third year! The festival’s a free, family-centered event, featuring local artisans; youth activities and crafts; recreational and educational booths; live music; food and more! The festival will be held at Waterfront Park at Swinomish Casino & Lodge.

(The festival is seeking local artisans and vendors. Also, sponsors are welcome. For information call 360-588-3703 or email

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“Wonders Of Whatcom”–Bird Behavior

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
at Bellingham Public Library, Fairhaven Branch
1117 12th Street

You’re invited to a presentation about the various birds found throughout Whatcom County!


An Afternoon Of Poetry Readings

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at Village Books
1200 11th Street

Bellingham’s 2013 Mayor’s Arts Award–Poet recipient and host of Village Books‘ Poetry Group, Shannon P. Laws will be joined by the hosts of two longstanding local Open Mic sessions–Erica Reed and Carla Shafer–for an hour of poetry readings. Laws is marking the release of her new book “Odd Little Things”)

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Artist Reception: Peter Belknap And Kathleen Faulkner

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at Smith & Vallee Gallery
5742 Gilkey Avenue

Edison’s Smith & Vallee Gallery presents an exhibition by local artists Peter Belknap and Kathleen Faulkner.There’s an Opening Reception September 6th.

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Community Breakfast/Political Meet And Greet

Sunday, September 7th 2014 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
at Rome Grange
2821 Mt Baker Highway

Rome Grange presents a Community Breakfast on the first Sunday of the month–September through June. You’re invited to enjoy made-from-scratch pancakes, french toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee. You’ll have a chance to “meet and greet” local politicians, as they serve you coffee and breakfast!

The cost is $5 for adults/$2 for kids (ages 6-10)/free for kids age five and under.

(The fastest service is between 11am and 1pm)

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“The Mathematician’s Shiva”

Sunday, September 7th 2014 - 11:00 am
at Congregation Beth Israel
2200 Broadway

Author Stuart Rojstaczer will read from his humorous novel–The Mathematician’s Shiva.

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“Birds Of The Sea, Stream And Lake”

Sunday, September 7th 2014 - 2:00 pm
at Whatcom Museum
121 Prospect Street

From ducks to dippers; pelicans to puffers, saltwater and freshwater birds of all shapes and sizes make their home in our region. Birding expert and photographer Ken Salzman will discuss local resident and migratory birds.

Admission is by suggested $3 donation.


Free Community Workshop On “End Of Life Choices”

Monday, September 8th 2014 - 1:30 pm - 3:00 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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