Free Community Workshop On “End Of Life Choices”

Wednesday, October 8th 2014 - 1:30 pm - 3:00 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.

generic internet graphic

“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.


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:

(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 for the free lesson plan)

autumn leaves 2

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


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


“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.

generic doghouse graphic

“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”

Sunday, October 12th 2014 - 7:30 pm
at Bellingham Theatre Guild
1600 H Street

Bellingham Theatre Guild presents the family Musical You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown–with performances running September 26th-October 12th. Tickets are $14 for adults/$12 for students and seniors/$8 for children under age 12.

generic hand hold comfort hospice

Seeking Volunteers: “Hospice Of The Northwest”

Tuesday, October 14th 2014 - All Day
at Hospice Of The Northwest
227 Freeway Drive, Suite A

Hospice Of The Northwest has placements for volunteers throughout Skagit, Island and Snohomish Counties. Volunteers offer comfort to the terminally ill and to those who love them. If you have a little time to share, you can make a big difference for a neighbor in need–by making friendly visits; listening to stories and sharing memories.

For information call 814-5550 or email

earthquake seismograph

“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:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Recent Headlines

in National

U.S. Secret Service directior resigns

The White House seen from outside the north lawn fence in Washington

Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House.

in Sports, Viral Videos

John Oliver explains English soccer


The "Last Week Tonight" host explains the class system of English soccer to David Letterman.

in Local Sports

Four Whatcom County teams ranked in new prep football poll

high school football lynden lions state title

Lynden still unanimous #1 in Class 2A

in National

Rhode Island child with Enterovirus dies


A child hospitalized for less than 24 hours with Enterovirus D68 has died from the bacterial infection.

in National

U.S. experts hunt for Ebola exposure after first case


Experts are monitoring "a handful" of people potentially exposed through physical contact with the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus in the U.S.