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TED Talk Tuesday

Tuesday, September 2nd 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.


Free Community Workshop On “End Of Life Choices”

Wednesday, September 3rd 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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One Evening Women’s Handgun Class

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014 - All Day
at Plantation Indoor Range
5102 Samish Highway

Whatcom County Parks And Recreation Department is offering a one-evening Women’s Handgun Class–covering safe handling and operation of firearms; choosing the right ammunition and laws (and liabilities) related to home and self-defense. The class is September 8th. The Registration Deadline is September 3rd. (For cost and other information call 733-2900)

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“Environmental Hero” Awards Banquet

Thursday, September 4th 2014 - All Day
at Lairmont Manor Estate And Gardens
405 Fieldston Road

RE Sources For Sustainable Communities will honor this year’s “Environmental Heroes” at the 11th annual Environmental Heroes Banquet.

Environmental Heroes are people who have shown extraordinary commitment to environmental stewardship, education, innovation, activism or advocacy in northwest Washington. 



Whatcom Symphony Orchestra Performance: Donnellan Brothers

Friday, September 5th 2014 - 7:00 pm
at Mount Baker Theatre
104 North Commercial Street

Ferndale natives Glenn and Grant Donnellan will open the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra season! The Donnellans will share the stage for Bach’s sublime Concert For Two Violins. Glenn will showcase the baseball bat violin (batolin) that he designed and built, himself–in a one-of-a-kind rendition of the national anthem(!) To round out the program, Maestro Attar and the WSO Chamber Orchestra players will perform Biber’s Battalia and Mozart’s Divertimento, K. 136.

Tickets start at $13. (Free tickets are available for students, age 12-17, with the purchase of an adult ticket)


Bike MS: “Deception Pass Classic”

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - All Day
at Skagit County Fairgrounds
1410 Virginia Street

It’s fun, it’s challenging and it’s for a great cause–Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic! Every mile pedaled and every dollar raised will help create a world free of Multiple Sclerosis. The ride takes you on an unforgettable, two-day journey through Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties. As many as 2,000 riders will cruise along scenic figure-eight courses, ranging from 22 to 97 miles. Full meals, generous amenities, stunning landscapes, fully stocked rest stops and spirited festivities are all included!

The registration fee is $75. If you’d like to help make a difference for the nearly 10,000 people in Washington, who live with MS, click here for information about the event.

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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!

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