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Second Annual Wild Whatcom Walks “Wild Rumpus!”

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - All Day

You’re invited to the 2nd annual Wild Whatcom Wild Rumpus! Auction And Family Party.  Contact Wild Whatcom Walks for details.

If you have items you’d like to donate for the auction, or would like to help with set-up and clean-up, email 

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Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
at Lake Padden Park
4882 Samish Way

You’re invited to take part in the 2014 USATF Trail Half National Championship/Lake Padden Trail Half–a 13.1 mile half-marathon supporting kids in our community–through Rebound Of Whatcom County! To register–or for more information–click here.

Pre-race activities–including a vendor expo; packet pick-up and a special Press Conference–are set for October 17th (4pm) at SpringHill Suites in Bellingham.

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Seminar: “Why Is Play Essential To Learning?”

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
at Whatcom Community College
237 West Kellogg Road

At a time when educators and parents are exploring the value of play in learning Bellingham’s own PLLAY (Programs To Lighten The Lives Of Adults And Youth) is bringing highly acclaimed educator Bev Bos to town for a full day seminar. Bev Bos has been inspiring teachers for over 30 years through her stories, songs and interactive activities.

This is an accredited seminar for teachers, parents, students, anyone who works with children. Tickets are $50. (Clock hours, STARS and scholarships are available)

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Bellingham ComiCon

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
at Ferndale Events Center
5715 Barrett Road

Whatcom County’s annual ComiCon will feature Norm Breyfogle (Batman, The Spectre); Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson); Randy Emberlin (Spider-Man, Ghost); Stefano Gaudiano (Walking Dead, Daredevil) and Rick Hoberg (Batman, Star Wars), as well as dozens of dealers with comics, action figures and more. There’s also a Costume Contest!

Admission is $7. Click here for more information.


The Firs Extravaganza Dinner And Auction

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
at Bellingham Golf & Country Club
3729 Meridian St

The Firs presents their 8th annual Extravaganza Dinner And Auction–an evening of great food, delectable desserts and lively bidding on a host of quality items! Proceeds will benefit the ministries of Camp Firwood, Fircreek Day Camp, Retreat Center, ASA and Chalet.

The cost is $50 per person/$400 per table. For reservations call 733-6840, extension 226 or email 

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“Run, Walk And Roll” 5K

Sunday, October 19th 2014 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
at Squalicum Boat House
2600 Harbor Loop

You’re invited to Run, Walk Or Roll–in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month! In conjunction with the local nonprofit, Work Opportunities, the 3rd annual Run, Walk And Roll 5K benefits adults with disabilities throughout Whatcom County.

Click here for more information.

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“Shellfish Safety” Map In Real-Time

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - All Day

The State Department Of Health provides a map of the region showing which areas are safe for shellfish harvesting at any given time–and which are off limits because of biotoxin contamination. Click here for the map.

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“Run Wild Whatcom”

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - All Day
at Whatcom Falls Park
1401 Electric Avenue

Wild Whatcom Walks is hosting Run Wild Whatcom–“an all-ages adventure race and Derby Dash Kids Run”–for individuals and relay teams. Contact Wild Whatcom Walks for information.


Free Community Meal

Saturday, October 25th 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

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Monthly Pet Adoption Event

Saturday, October 25th 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

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