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National Night Out Against Crime

Tuesday, August 5th 2014 - All Day

It’s time for the 31st annual Night Out Against Crime! The national event’s designed to heighten crime-and-drug prevention awareness; generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and Police/Community partnerships and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and are fighting back.

You’re invited to host a social gathering on your block (barbecue, ice cream social, pot luck, etc.) in the early evening of August 5th. Events related to National Night Out will be featured on the Bellingham Police Department Twitter site. (@Bellinghampd)

For more information call 778-8657 or email (The first 40 people to register an event will receive a free National Night Out barbecue apron, balloons and other promotional items. Also, if you live in Bellingham you can request a guest speaker from the Police Department, WhatComm Dispatch Center or Office Of Emergency Management. The number of guest speakers is limited, so make your request early!)


Non-Partisan Candidate Information

Tuesday, August 5th 2014 - All Day

League Of Women Voters Of Bellingham/Whatcom County presents “an online source of non-partisan information” about the candidates in the August 5th Primary Election:

Also, here’s a link to the State’s Primary Voters’ Guide on the congressional and legislative primary races.

In addition, here is the State’s Primary Election blog site.

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TED Talk Tuesday

Tuesday, August 5th 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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“Senior Day In The Park”

Wednesday, August 6th 2014 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
at Hovander Homestead Park
5299 Neilsen Avenue

Seniors throughout Whatcom County are invited to Whatcom/San Juan Senior Nutrition Program’s 16th annual Senior Day In The Park–a day to socialize with friends, old and new; enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch; listen to live music and learn about local resources for seniors. The cost is a $5 suggested donation.

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Backpack And School Supply Drive

Wednesday, August 6th 2014 - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
at Opportunity Council
1111 Cornwall Avenue

Opportunity Council is holding a Summer Backpack And School Supply Drive for low-income and homeless kids in Whatcom County. Donations will be collected August sixth at the Opportunity Council offices (1111 Cornwall Avenue) and at Walmart (4420 Meridian Street) in Bellingham.

Financial contributions can be mailed to: Opportunity Council School Supply Drive, PO Box 2134 Attn: Accounts Receivable, Bellingham, WA 98227


“Downtown Sounds” Concert Series

Wednesday, August 6th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Voyager and The Trees are performing, as part of the 10th annual Downtown Sounds Summer Concert Series, presented by Downtown Bellingham Partnership. The free concert series features music, dancing, food and live entertainment suitable for the whole family–Wednesdays (July 9th-through-August 6th) on Bay Street, between Prospect and West Champion.


Free Community Workshop On “End Of Life Choices”

Wednesday, August 6th 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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What Is “Mount Baker Club”?

Thursday, August 7th 2014 - 12:30 pm
at Whatcom Museum
121 Prospect Street

Mount Baker Club spokesman Brian Mulligan will discuss the organization, which provides opportunities for biking, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, canoeing and kayaking in Whatcom County. Mount Baker Club also promotes conservation of recreational areas.

Admission is by suggested $3 donation.


Whatcom Hospice Pro-Am Golf Classic

Friday, August 8th 2014 - All Day
at Lake Padden Golf Course
4882 Samish Way

The 7th annual Whatcom Hospice Pro-Am Golf Classic will partner professional golfers with teams of enthusiastic amateur golfers. The event kicks off (August 7th) with Dinner at Hotel Bellwether–and a chance for participating foursomes to bid for the chance to play with their favorite pro. Up to 32 teams will hit the links at Lake Padden the next day.

Registration is $250 per player. For information call 527-8370 or click here.

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Whatcom Museum History Sunset Cruise

Friday, August 8th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
at Island Mariner Cruises
2621 South Harbor Loop Drive

You’re invited to join Whatcom Museum for their annual History Sunset Cruise on Bellingham Bay aboard Island Mariner–Thursdays (July 10th-August 21st)! Bellingham native Brian Griffin is your tour guide.

Tickets are $30 ($28 each for groups of eight)–available through Brown Paper Tickets.

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