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“Swim To Live” Relay Swim And Memorial Banquet

Monday, August 25th 2014 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
at Best Western PLUS Lakeway Inn & Conference Center
714 Lakeway Drive

Josh Fueston Memorial Foundation presents the 5th annual Swim To Live Relay Swim (8am) in Bellingham Bay and Memorial Banquet (6pm). The banquet will feature Guest Speaker Dr. Bridget Cantrell, an expert on the treatment of post traumatic stress.

For information about the banquet and participating in the relay swim click here.

Josh Fueston Memorial Foundation’s goal is to promote awareness of military post-traumatic stress and to honor families that have lost loved ones to PTSD. 

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“Beginning Genealogy” Classes

Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - All Day
at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
2117 Walnut Street

Whatcom Genealogical Society is offering a series of Beginning Genealogy Classes–September 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th. The $45 cost covers all four sessions.

Please register by August 27th: or

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Presentation: “Coal, Carbon And Consequences”

Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - 11:30 am
at Northwood Hall
3240 Northwest Avenue

Policy Director for Sightline Institute Eric de Place and Executive Director of Communitywise Bellingham Shannon Wright present “Coal, Carbon And Consequences”–a discussion of the implications of proposed coal and oil terminal expansion statewide–at the next meeting of Bellingham City Club.

Tickets, including lunch, are $18.

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Bellingham Evening Walking Group!

Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
at Bellingham Senior Activity Center
315 Halleck Street

You’re invited to join Bellingham Evening Walking Group (age 45 and older) for a one-hour walk–Wednesdays (5:30pm) throughout the month of August.  Participants meet in front of Bellingham Senior Center.

Grab your walking shoes, bring a buddy (or join this group to socialize and meet new people) and turn exercise into a fun activity while enjoying the beautiful city! 


Auditions: Community Improv Troupe

Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
at Improv Playworks
1308 E Street

Improv Playworks‘ Sheila Goldsmith is forming a Performance And Outreach Troupe. Anyone from the community may apply. Prior improvisation experience is required. The first group audition is August 27th. Call for details: 756-0756 (or email

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Public Comment Deadline: Bellingham Boatyard Contamination

Thursday, August 28th 2014 - All Day

In an effort to address historic contamination from the former Weldcraft Steel And Marine boatyard on the Bellingham waterfront, the State Department Of Ecology and Port Of Bellingham completed an investigation and published an environmental report, which includes recommendations for cleanup. The public’s invited to comment on the report–through August 28th. Click here for information.


Call For Artists: 2015 Juried Artist Series And “Inside the Box” Series

Friday, August 29th 2014 - 5:00 pm
at Allied Arts
1418 Cornwall Avenue

The 2015 Juried Artist Series will consist of approximately eight shows, each one a month long. Participation is open to all artists in Whatcom County. Membership with Allied Arts of Whatcom County is required and can be obtained at the time of application.

The Inside the Box Series was created to highlight smaller, special, handmade goods of any medium. These goods will be shown in display cases, and will run the same length of time (4 weeks) as shows in the gallery space. Items considered for display may include but are not limited to jewelry, small sculptures, miniature paintings, art books, etc.

Applications are due by August 29th. Click here for more information.

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“Woodpalooza 2014″

Friday, August 29th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Whidbey Island Center For The Arts
565 Camano Avenue

Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild presents the 11th annual Woodpalooza exhibition–featuring pieces by twenty local woodworkers. The exhibition runs August 30th-September 1st (noon-5pm). Also, there’s an Opening Reception, August 29th.

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Monthly Pet Adoption Event

Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
at Pet Palace Consignment
5373 Guide Meridian

Whatcom County’s Alternative Humane Society holds a Pet Adoption Event the last Saturday of every month at Pet Palace Consignment.  It’s your chance to meet furry friends who are looking for their forever home!

(Please note: They do not do same-day adoptions.  If there’s a dog you’re interested in, you’re invited to complete a Statement Of Interest, which can be downloaded at


Ferndale Uncorked!

Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
at Christ Lutheran Church
5904 Vista Drive

You’re invited to enjoy an outdoor wine tasting–including hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and live music–Ferndale Uncorked! It’s a fundraiser for Ferndale’s only shelter for homeless families, Interfaith Coalition’s Our House. Ferndale Uncorked! will support expansion of Our House. The recently-completed triplex currently houses three families.

Tickets are $25 per person/$40 per couple.

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