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Viewing: Mercury Transits The Sun

Monday, May 9th, 2016 - 7:30 am - 11:45 am
at Bellingham Public Library
210 Central Avenue

Whatcom Association Of Celestial Observers invites you to join them–when Mercury crosses the face of The Sun (between sunrise and 11:42am). Telescopes will be available for viewing. The viewing is weather-dependent.

These transits happen only 13 times a century. The last one visible from Bellingham was in 2006. 

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Free Career Fair

Monday, May 9th, 2016 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
at Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Avenue

Bellingham Technical College is hosting a free Career Fair–featuring more than ten employers, including Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, SPIE and Lummi Nation–for students and the public.

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Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan Workshop

Monday, May 9th, 2016 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
at Bellewood Acres
6140 Guide Meridian

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities is hosting a series of workshops focusing on the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan. The goal of the sessions is to “engage the public in the county’s policymaking process and help citizens craft informed responses to environment, growth and economic issues they want addressed in the Comprehensive Plan.”

(The County’s accepting comments on the Comprehensive Plan through June 28th)

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Call For Teams: Bellingham Women’s Slow Pitch Softball

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 - Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 - 12:00 am
at Frank Geri Fields
1456 Fraser Street

Bellingham Women’s Slow Pitch Softball Association is accepting teams for their 2016 Summer League. Games start May 17th. Bellingham Womens Softball League games are played every Tuesday. Visit the website for more information!


Free Improv Workshop

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Improv Playworks
1011 Girard Street

Bellingham’s Improv Playworks is hosting Learn To Think On Your Feet–a free improv workshop, designed to develop confidence, flexibility and interpersonal skills. 

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Presentation: Depression And Substance Abuse

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Health Support Center
1212 Indian Street

Belair Clinic‘s Max Whipple will discuss Depression And Substance Abuse–at the next meeting of Depression And Bipolar Support Alliance Of Whatcom County.

(Out of respect for those with allergies the meeting is fragrance-free)

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General Job Fair

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
at Whatcom Community College
237 West Kellogg Road

Whatcom Community College is hosting a Job Fair–featuring a variety of employers–from Bayside USA LLC to Fred Meyer; Whatcom County Sheriff’s Department to Walgreens, plus many more.  For more information call 383-3310 or email

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Healthcare Job Fair

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
at Health Professions Education Center
475 Stuart Road

Whatcom Community College presents a Job Fair–focusing on healthcare professions–with representatives from Alderwood Health And Rehabilitation, PeaceHealth Medical Group, Island Hospital and many more. The Job Fair’s being held at Health Professions Education Center, just north of the main campus. For more information call 383-3310 or email

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Presentation: “How To Travel Free”

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 - 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
at Whatcom Community College
237 West Kellogg Road

National speaker and Travel expert Gina Henry will discuss how to Travel Free & Make Money Doing It. You’ll learn about new career opportunities abroad; how to organize trips; how to earn income while on vacation; how to retire abroad and stretch your retirement dollars; how to maximize frequent flyer miles and more. The $65 registration fee includes a 100-page textbook. To register call 383-3200.


BTC Welding Rodeo!

Friday, May 13th, 2016 - Saturday, May 14th, 2016 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
at Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Avenue

Welders make sparks–and create Art–at the 15th annual Bellingham Technical College Welding Rodeo! This year’s theme is Mythical Creatures.

The competition challenges teams of welders (students on Friday and professionals on Saturday) to create beautiful sculptures out of piles of metal scraps–with the finished creations auctioned off to raise money for student scholarships.

In addition to the welding rodeo, the weekend will also include a Washington State Chefs Association culinary competition, which will run Saturday and Sunday in BTC’s kitchens!

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