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Seeking Volunteers: “Hospice Of The Northwest”

Tuesday, September 30th 2014 - All Day
at Hospice Of The Northwest
227 Freeway Drive, Suite A

Hospice Of The Northwest has placements for volunteers throughout Skagit, Island and Snohomish Counties. Volunteers offer comfort to the terminally ill and to those who love them. If you have a little time to share, you can make a big difference for a neighbor in need–by making friendly visits; listening to stories and sharing memories.

For information call 814-5550 or email jbarr@hospicenw.org.

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Whatcom County Fire Restrictions

Tuesday, September 30th 2014 - 8:00 am

Due to the hot Summer weather and low moisture levels, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office is enacting restrictions on all open burning, starting July 15th.

All land clearing and yard debris burning must be discontinued at that time. Recreational fires will still be allowed in designated campgrounds and on improved properties with the landowner’s permission. For a description of the requirements of an approved enclosure call the Burn Information Line: 676-6934.

In addition, the State Department Of Natural Resources is expanding a Burn Ban in DNR-protected land in eastern Washington to include DNR-protected land west of the Cascades, as well. (The burn ban applies to all forestland under DNR protection, which does not include federally owned land) The ban runs through September 30th.

For more information click here.

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Free Community Workshop On “End Of Life Choices”

Wednesday, October 1st 2014 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
at Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living
223 East Bakerview Road

Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living 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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Fall Seminar: Whatcom Genealogical Society

Saturday, October 4th 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
at Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Avenue

Whatcom Genealogical Society presents their Fall Seminarfeaturing Jim Johnson of Heritage Quest Bookstore (“Land Records”) and Jill Morelli of Association of Professional Genealogists (“Genealogical Proof Standards For The Beginner”, “I Found My Family On The Internet; Now What Do I Do?” and “Discovering ‘The Other Censuses'”). 

Register here.

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Model Train Show

Saturday, October 4th 2014 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
at Northwest Washington Fair And Events Center
1775 Front Street

Lynden Lions Club presents their 30th annual Model Train Show–featuring over 50,000 square feet of running model train layouts, exhibits and vendors. It’s fun for train buffs of all ages!    (Hours are 9-5, October 4th; 10-4, October 5th)

Proceeds help fund Lions Club community projects. Admission is $7 for adults/$6 for seniors/$5 for kids (ages 6-12) or $22 per family.

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Whatcom County’s Annual “Buddy Walk”!

Saturday, October 4th 2014 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
at Fairhaven Village Green
1207 10th Street

The 11th annual Whatcom County Down Syndrome Outreach Buddy Walk is one of over 250 similar events being held across the country–in recognition of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The local event will feature a catered lunch, face painting, a silent auction and more. Live music will be provided by the local band Out Of The Ashes, which is comprised of musicians with developmental disabilities.

The national  Buddy Walk was developed by National Down Syndrome Society to promote acceptance and inclusion of all people with Down Syndrome. Participants include (but are not limited to) people with Down Syndrome, their families, friends, teachers, co-workers and other supporters. Anyone, with or without a direct connection to a member of the Down Syndrome community, is welcome to attend! Register here.

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Community Breakfast/Political Meet And Greet

Sunday, October 5th 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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Free Community Workshop On “End Of Life Choices”

Tuesday, October 7th 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, October 7th 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.

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Free Community Workshop On “End Of Life Choices”

Wednesday, October 8th 2014 - 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
at Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living
223 East Bakerview Road

Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living 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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