A popular size semi-tractor trailer tire with a L speed rating is shown Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at a truck tire shop in Houston.

Free Tire Recycling!

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
at Birch Bay Lynden-Road Garbage And Recycling Center
4297 Birch Bay Lynden-Road

Whatcom County Health Department is hosting a Free Tire Recycling Event–May 22nd. Residents of Birch Bay, Blaine, Custer, Ferndale, Lummi Island and Lynden are welcome to drop off up to fifteen car or truck tires, with or without rims. (No tire from businesses) Participants should bring proof of Whatcom County residency.

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Blue Skies For Children: Free Shoes And Socks

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 - All Day
at Blue Skies For Children
2505 Cedarwood Avenue, Suite 5,

Blue Skies For Children will provide a brand new pair of shoes and socks (for up to five children per family) for children who are homeless or in foster care. They’re taking appointments now through May 26th.

Call 756-6710 for more information about their Shoe Give program.

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Lighthouse Mission Open House & Farewell

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 - 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
at Lighthouse Mission Drop-In Center
1013 West Holly Street

This is your chance to have a final chat with The Lighthouse Mission Executive Director Ron Buchinski and his wife Pat before they move to Nebraska.  You’ll also have the opportunity to meet the new Executive Director, Hans Erchinger-Davis. There will be tours of the Lighthouse Mission campus, plus chili and corn bread!  (Tours last about 30 minutes. The last one starts at 6pm)

Pat and I will be leaving Lighthouse Mission on June 30, after 11 years and 11 months of sharing our passion – serving the less fortunate in the Name of Jesus Christ. We now return to our ‘home’ near Lincoln, Nebraska, where we will be able to be a regular part of the lives of our children and grandchildren.–Ron Buchinski

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Call For Artists: SeaFeast 2016

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Bellingham SeaFeast showcases and celebrates our rich marine heritage, thriving working waterfront, commercial fishing and seafood industries and the culinary bounty of our corner of the Pacific Northwest. Allied Arts Of Whatcom County invites artists, performers, presenters and class instructors with a passion for Bellingham’s marine heritage to become a part of SeaFeast.

Applications are due June 3rd (5:00pm)

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Opening Reception: W.A.C.K.

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Allied Arts Of Whatcom County
1418 Cornwall Avenue

Allied Of Arts Of Whatcom County is hosting an Opening Reception for the Juried Art Series WACK (Whatcom Artists Of Clay And Kiln) Group Show. WACK is a state registered non-profit organization for clay artists.

Works will be on display June 3rd-25th.

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“Subaru” World Record Attempt In Birch Bay!

Saturday, June 4th, 2016 - Sunday, June 5th, 2016 - All Day
at Dewey Griffin Subaru/Birch Bay
1800 Iowa Street

All Subaru owners are invited to join a world record-breaking effort in Birch Bay! Russia currently holds the record for the greatest number of Subaru vehicles in a line: 549. It’s time to bring the record home! Birch Bay Chamber Of Commerce is hosting an all-day Party on the 4th, followed by the record-breaking attempt the following morning.

Participants can register here.

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World-Record Shortcake Coming To Lynden!

Saturday, June 4th, 2016 - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lynden‘s celebrating their 125th anniversary in a big way–by creating the world’s longest fruit shortcake–then eating it, of course! The 1,250-foot-long shortcake–topped with delicious, locally grown strawberries, plus ice cream and whipped cream–will stretch across four downtown blocks, with free servings for all!

The event will follow the annual Farmers Day Parade, an annual celebration of the local agricultural community. (The parade runs from 10:30 am to approximately noon)

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Strawberry Social & Spaghetti Dinner

Thursday, June 16th, 2016 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
at Immanuel Lutheran Church
5782 Lawrence Road

They’re serving up homemade strawberry shortcake at the annual Strawberry Social & Spaghetti Dinner at Immanuel Lutheran Church! All freewill donations go towards local charities and those in need.


Sofia Milstead Memorial Run

Saturday, June 18th, 2016 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
at Lynden High School
1201 Bradley Road

Sofia Milstead Memorial Run is in memory of Sofia, a 2015 graduate of Lynden High School. She was known for her competitive drive, loyal nature and beautiful smile. Her friends say Sofia was full of life and easily made friends wherever she went.  Your participation will help Sofia Milstead Foundation establish a scholarship program for local students–through Lynden High School and Whatcom County Young Life. There’s a 10k run (9am) and a 5k run and walk (9:15am).

Click here for more information; to donate or to help sponsor the race! Click here to register!


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Ragfinery: Workshops!

Friday, July 1st, 2016 - Saturday, December 31st, 2016 - All Day
at Ragfinery
1421 North Forest Street

Bellingham’s Ragfinery is a nonprofit training business and textile reuse center. They collect unwanted garments and textiles, and determine creative reuse value to keep them out of landfills. (Your involvement and purchases of fabric, supplies and products from their retail shop help protect the environment, support local jobs and promote a sustainable local economy)

Ragfinery hosts weekly Workshops for adults and kids–Upcycling Clothing; Coiled Fabric Baskets; Reverse Applique Tea Towels And HeadbandsNo-Sew Braided Rugs; Fingerless Gloves From Sweaters; Food & Snack Bags; Felt Bead Earrings; Creative Projects With Upcycled Jeans; Upcycled Brewery Malt Bag Grocery Totes; Basics of Sewing; Felt Prayer Flags; Beginning Quilting, Weaving and much more.

Also, Ragfinery invites you to bring your own projects and supplies, and join them the third Saturday of the month (1pm-4:30pm) for Crafternoon!  This free community crafting activity is open to all ages. (Kids under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult)

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