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Nomination Deadline: “Companies That Give Back”

Sunday, August 31st 2014 - All Day

The Washington Secretary Of State’s Office is accepting nominations for a 2014 Corporations For Communities Award–recognizing businesses or corporations that step up and do good things for the community.

The nomination deadline is August 31st. Click here for information.


Free Dental Screenings

Monday, September 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

Monday, September 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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TED Talk Tuesday

Tuesday, September 2nd 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.


Free Community Workshop On “End Of Life Choices”

Wednesday, September 3rd 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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One Evening Women’s Handgun Class

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014 - All Day
at Plantation Indoor Range
5102 Samish Highway

Whatcom County Parks And Recreation Department is offering a one-evening Women’s Handgun Class–covering safe handling and operation of firearms; choosing the right ammunition and laws (and liabilities) related to home and self-defense. The class is September 8th. The Registration Deadline is September 3rd. (For cost and other information call 733-2900)

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“Environmental Hero” Awards Banquet

Thursday, September 4th 2014 - All Day
at Lairmont Manor Estate And Gardens
405 Fieldston Road

RE Sources For Sustainable Communities will honor this year’s “Environmental Heroes” at the 11th annual Environmental Heroes Banquet.

Environmental Heroes are people who have shown extraordinary commitment to environmental stewardship, education, innovation, activism or advocacy in northwest Washington. 



Whatcom Symphony Orchestra Performance: Donnellan Brothers

Friday, September 5th 2014 - 7:00 pm
at Mount Baker Theatre
104 North Commercial Street

Ferndale natives Glenn and Grant Donnellan will open the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra season! The Donnellans will share the stage for Bach’s sublime Concert For Two Violins. Glenn will showcase the baseball bat violin (batolin) that he designed and built, himself–in a one-of-a-kind rendition of the national anthem(!) To round out the program, Maestro Attar and the WSO Chamber Orchestra players will perform Biber’s Battalia and Mozart’s Divertimento, K. 136.

Tickets start at $13. (Free tickets are available for students, age 12-17, with the purchase of an adult ticket)


Bike MS: “Deception Pass Classic”

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - All Day
at Skagit County Fairgrounds
1410 Virginia Street

It’s fun, it’s challenging and it’s for a great cause–Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic! Every mile pedaled and every dollar raised will help create a world free of Multiple Sclerosis. The ride takes you on an unforgettable, two-day journey through Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties. As many as 2,000 riders will cruise along scenic figure-eight courses, ranging from 22 to 97 miles. Full meals, generous amenities, stunning landscapes, fully stocked rest stops and spirited festivities are all included!

The registration fee is $75. If you’d like to help make a difference for the nearly 10,000 people in Washington, who live with MS, click here for information about the event.

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Dahlia Flower Show

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - All Day
at Bloedel Donovan Park
2214 Electric Avenue

Whatcom County Dahlia Society presents their annual Flower Show–featuring hundreds of blooms–ranging from Big Dinner Plate size to Petite Pom Poms! The show is September 6th (noon-5pm) and 7th (10am-4pm). Admission is free.

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