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“The Benefits Of Publicly Owned Broadband Infrastructure”

Thursday, October 9th 2014 - 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
at Skagit Valley College
2501 East College Way

A panel of speakers will discuss ways to “increase economic development opportunities, drive education improvements, transform healthcare delivery and effectively market your community as a global business opportunity”.

For more information click here.

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Deadline: 2014 “Peaceful Poetry” Youth Contest

Friday, October 10th 2014 - All Day

Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center invites local students (K-12) to submit poems (30 lines or less) for the 2014 Peaceful Poetry Youth Contest. Potential themes include, but are not limited to: resolving conflict, talking things out, apologizing, listening, tolerance, building peace, alternatives to violence, respect, peer mediation and bullying. 

The submission deadline is October 10th: www.whatcomdrc.org.

(For educators who are interested in submitting poems from a class or group, Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center has developed a thirty-minute curriculum. This short lesson includes an overview of poetry styles, a vocabulary brainstorm and time for students to write and submit their poems. Educators are encouraged to contact youth@whatcomdrc.org for the free lesson plan)

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Seeking Vendors: Autumn Arts Festival

Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
at Immaculate Conception Regional School
1321 East Division Street

Immaculate Conception Regional School is hosting their annual PTO fundraiser–Autumn Arts Festival.

They’re seeking vendors for the event. For information call 510-2548 or email slukner@gmail.com.

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Free Community Meal

Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
at United Church Of Ferndale
2034 Washington Street

United Church Of Ferndale is hosting a Free Community Meal. (384-1422 or fcm.ferndale@gmail.com)

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“Blue Skies For Children” Dinner And Charity Auction

Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 5:30 pm
at Best Western PLUS Lakeway Inn & Conference Center
714 Lakeway Drive

Blue Skies For Children invites you to Days Of Wines & Roses–their 14th annual Dinner And Charity Auction! The evening includes a Dessert Dash; silent and live auctions; an optional wine tasting and more. Tickets are $75.

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“Great Washington ShakeOut”

Thursday, October 16th 2014 - 10:16 am

You’re invited to sign up now for the third annual earthquake and tsunami drill in October–Great Washington ShakeOut–and to plan ShakeOut activities.

The focus of Great Washington ShakeOut is a statewide “Drop, Cover, Hold On” earthquake drill and–for coastal jurisdictions–a tsunami siren test that demonstrates the importance of emergency preparedness at home, school and the workplace. As part of the tsunami siren test, coastal schools will practice evacuation procedures; coastal residents are encouraged to do the same.

Common Threads School “Garden Harvest Dinner”

Thursday, October 16th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at Whatcom Middle School
810 Halleck Street

You’re invited to a celebration of healthy kids and healthy food! The 5th annual School Garden Harvest Dinner will feature a meal that’s kid-grown and kid-prepared–with produce coming from Common Threads’ 13 partner school gardens. The evening will also feature a tour of the thriving Whatcom Middle School garden; live music and fun, food-related activities.

Admission is by suggested $5 minimum donation. Please RSVP via phone (360-927-1590) or by email: harvestdinner@commonthreadfarm.org.

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Lake Padden Trail Half

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
at Lake Padden Park
4882 Samish Way

You’re invited to take part in the 2014 USATF Trail Half National Championship/Lake Padden Trail Half–a 13.1 mile half-marathon supporting kids in our community–through Rebound Of Whatcom County! To register–or for more information–click here.

Pre-race activities–including a vendor expo; packet pick-up and a special Press Conference–are set for October 17th (4pm) at SpringHill Suites in Bellingham.

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Seminar: “Why Is Play Essential To Learning?”

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
at Whatcom Community College
237 West Kellogg Road

At a time when educators and parents are exploring the value of play in learning Bellingham’s own PLLAY (Programs To Lighten The Lives Of Adults And Youth) is bringing highly acclaimed educator Bev Bos to town for a full day seminar. Bev Bos has been inspiring teachers for over 30 years through her stories, songs and interactive activities.

This is an accredited seminar for teachers, parents, students, anyone who works with children. Tickets are $50. (Clock hours, STARS and scholarships are available)

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Bellingham ComiCon

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
at Ferndale Events Center
5715 Barrett Road

Whatcom County’s annual ComiCon will feature Norm Breyfogle (Batman, The Spectre); Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson); Randy Emberlin (Spider-Man, Ghost); Stefano Gaudiano (Walking Dead, Daredevil) and Rick Hoberg (Batman, Star Wars), as well as dozens of dealers with comics, action figures and more. There’s also a Costume Contest!

Admission is $7. Click here for more information.

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