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“Project Hope” Food Drive

Saturday, October 4th 2014 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
at Carl’s Mower & Saw
6209 Portal Way

During Carl’s Mower And Saw Demo Day you’ll receive a free chain sharpening, when you bring a non-perishable food item for Project Hope Food Bank. Your donation enters you into a drawing to win a Stihl blower or or a cord of firewood–so, the more non-perishable food items you bring, the better your chances of winning!

Carl’s Mower And Saw Demo Day will also feature free brats, chips and soda for the first 250 people, plus product demonstrations.

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Annual Fruit Festival

Saturday, October 4th 2014 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
at Cloud Mountain Farm Center
6906 Goodwin Road

Cloud Mountain Farm Center presents their 25th annual Fruit Festival–October 4th (10am–5pm) and October 5 (11am–4pm). You’re invited to sample over 200 varieties of apples; European and Asian pears; kiwis;, table and wine grapes; unusual and uncommon fruits; salad greens and cider!

The festival also includes Julia’s Pumpkin Patch, fun projects for children; cider pressing; live music by Bridge and more.

Mallards Ice Cream will be available featuring fruit picked specifically for the various flavors offered at the festival. Goat Mountain Pizza will be serving their tasty pizza and salads also featuring produce from Cloud Mountain.

Admission is $3.50 per person/$9.00 per carload/free for children under age five. (No pets, please)

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Arbor Day At Elizabeth Park

Saturday, October 4th 2014 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
at Elizabeth Park
2205 Elizabeth Street

City Of Bellingham invites you to celebrate the magnificent trees of Elizabeth Park on Arbor Day! Festivities include a proclamation by Mayor Kelli Linville; a guided walk around the park with professional arborist James Luce and local tree expert John Wesselink; guest speaker Ben Thompson (Washington State Urban Forestry Specialist); a Kids Tree Climb (bring your bike helmet if you have one; they’ll provide a harness and rope); Ask The Arborist; a bird box display by North Cascades Audubon Society and lots more!

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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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Family Field Trip: “The Fungus Among Us”

Sunday, October 5th 2014 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mycologist and lichen expert Fred Rhoades will lead a morning of forest exploration and mushroom identification at North Lake Whatcom ParkThe program is presented by Wild Whatcom Walks. The cost is $10 per person. Preregistration is required.

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“A Fall Concert With Roy, Elvis And Friends!”

Sunday, October 5th 2014 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at Hampton Inn
1661 West Bakerview Road

“Roy” and “Elvis” tribute singers Bill DeGroot and Dino Macris are hosting A Fall Concert With Roy, Elvis And Friends at Hampton Inn’s Fox Hall! 

Tickets are $20. The cost includes the show, a light snack and a beverage. For information contact Janelle Rodriguez at 201-7076. (Tickets are selling in advance; only a limited number will be available at the door)

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Temporary Boat Launch Closure: Lighthouse Marine Park

Tuesday, October 7th 2014 - All Day
at Lighthouse Marine Park
811 Marine Drive

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation is temporarily closing the boat launch; the area immediately surrounding the boat launch and the day-use parking area at Point Roberts’ Lighthouse Marine Park–September 28th (7pm)-October 7th (7am). Workers will be making ramp improvements during the closure.


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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