Free Dental Screenings

Friday, August 1st 2014 - All Day
at Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Avenue

Dental Hygiene students at Bellingham Technical College are offering Free Teeth Screenings. BTC’s second-year Dental Hygiene students are required to take seven Board Examinations in the two quarters of the program. Finding qualifying patients is an extremely difficult task. Potential patients should have very heavy calculus (tartar); must have molar teeth; must have no large cavities; must have no gum pockets over 6mm and must not be allergic to latex.

If it’s been at least five years since your last teeth cleaning, call 752-8349 to see if you qualify for a free appointment. Screenings generally take 15-to-20 minutes.


Voluntary Watering Schedule

Friday, August 1st 2014 - 12:00 am

City Of Bellingham is requesting that residents take part in the following Voluntary Outdoor Watering Schedule–through September 15th:

Odd-numbered addresses:  Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

Even-numbered addresses: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Mondays are non-watering days–to allow reservoirs to recharge after the weekend.

Click here for information on water conservation.

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Whatcom County Fire Restrictions

Friday, August 1st 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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National Night Out Against Crime Kickoff

Friday, August 1st 2014 - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
at Bellingham Police Department
505 Grand Avenue

Bellingham Police Department is hosting a Kickoff Event for the 31st annual Night Out Against Crime! Drop by for a free hot dog!

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!)


Allied Arts “Door Art Throwdown”!

Friday, August 1st 2014 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Allied Arts Of Whatcom County presents their 4th annual Door Art Throwdown! Ten teams of artists will have two hours to create a masterpiece on a repurposed door. Art Walk participants will be able to watch the artists in action and vote on which team they like most.

The door art will be sold that evening during a silent auction.

To participate call 676-8548 or click here for information.

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Whatcom Museum History Sunset Cruise

Friday, August 1st 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.


Youth Programs At Western Washington University

Friday, August 1st 2014 - All Day

Western presents their 32nd annual Summer Youth Programs (for students in K-12)–with a wide variety of courses–from Art to Sailing and much more. The courses are offered June 25th-through-August 8th.

For more information call 650-3308.

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“Run IN Color” 5K Fundraiser

Saturday, August 2nd 2014 - 8:00 am
at Windjammer Park
1600 South Beeksma Drive

Rue And Primavera Occupational, Physical And Hand Therapy presents Run IN Color–a 5K Run and 1/4 mile Kids’ Dash, with proceeds benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. (You’ll be dusted in colors as you run by… Click here for information) The first 100 registrants will receive a t-shirt.

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Ferndale Family Camp Meeting

Saturday, August 2nd 2014 - All Day
at Ferndale Camp & Conference Center
5942 Portal Way

You’re invited to the 113th Annual Ferndale Family Camp Meeting. The program opens with a concert by Keepers Of The Faith Southern Gospel Quartet (with former Lynden resident Gary Van Ry singing bass)!  The Camp Meeting features speaker Reverend Rex Bullock. There will be daily activities for all ages. 



“The Sandlot”

Saturday, August 2nd 2014 - 8:00 pm
at Fairhaven District
Harris Ave

Bellingham Youth Jazz Band will perform—prior to a screening of “The Sandlot”—as part of the 15th annual Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema series in Bellingham. Admission is $5.


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