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“International Poets & Writers For Peace Read-In And Write-On!”

Friday, September 19th 2014 - 5:00 pm
at St. James Presbyterian Church
910 14th Street

International Poets & Writers For Peace Read In And Write On! is a free gathering for local poets, writers and musicians to “give voice to rising aspirations and expressions for peace, now and for every generation”. The program (7pm)–featuring presenters from Whatcom County and Vancouver, BC–will open with a free soup and bread dinner (6pm). (The event is part of International Day Of Peace weekend)

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“Run4Refuge” Fundraiser

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
at Lake Padden Park
4882 Samish Way

Everyone, from seasoned runners to casual walkers (including kids and pets), is invited to join the 2nd annual “Run4Refuge” 2.6 mile walk/run around Bellingham’s Lake Padden. Run4Refuge benefits Engedi Refuge Ministries–a local non-profit that helps women recovering from the effects of sexual trafficking & exploitation.  It’s hosted by Hope4Justice, an anti-trafficking group in Whatcom County.  The event starts and ends at the Rotary Shelter (near the baseball field) on the east side of Lake Padden. Registration is $40. Click here for information.

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Dinner Show Fundraiser For Wounded Veterans

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 6:30 pm
at Haynie Grange Hall
3144 Haynie Road

Haynie Grange and Haynie Opry present a Dinner Show fundraiser for wounded veterans. Proceeds will go toward helping veterans who are returning from the current, ongoing conflicts. The $25 cost includes dinner, followed by a performance by Matt Audette And The Circle Of Friends Band!

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“A Physicist’s Journey With A Remote Australian Tribe”

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 - 7:00 pm
at Village Books
1200 11th Street

In 1983 award-winning Physicist Gary Holz was diagnosed with Chronic Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. By 1988 he was quadriplegic. In 1994 his doctors told him he had two years to live. Desperate and depressed, he went to Australia to live with a remote Aboriginal tribe. Arriving in a wheelchair–alone–with almost no feeling left from the neck down, he embarked on a remarkable healing transformation of body, mind and spirit and discovered his own gift for healing others. Robbie Holz will discuss her late husband’s experiences during this presentation.

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“Birds Of Vashon Island: A Natural History Of Habitat Transformation”

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Whatcom Museum
121 Prospect Street

Since early times of human settlement, the Puget Sound region has experienced several waves of change that produced significant alterations in area bird populations. North Cascades Audobon Society presents Birds Of Vashon Island: A Natural History Of Habitat TransformationAdmission is by suggested $3 donation.

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Grown-Up “Show And Tell”!

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
at Bellingham Public Library
210 Central Avenue

You’re invited to bring a photo, a letter, a family heirloom or other artifact–and share your story–in the Lecture Room at the library. Local historian Sara Geballe, of Memoir Crafters, will host. For more information call 778-7230 or email

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Free Presentation: Identity Theft

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
at Bellingham Public Library
210 Central Avenue

Key Bank is hosting a presentation about identity theft–and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim.

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Humorous Speech Contest & Table Topics Speech Contest

Thursday, September 25th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
at Whatcom Educational Credit Union
5659 Pacific Highway

If you’re ready for a belly laugh…take in an evening of entertainment, hosted by Whatcom County Toastmasters–a Humorous Speech Contest and a Table Topics Speech Contest.

This is a potluck event. Feel free to bring guests and something good to eat and share. (No admittance after 6pm.)


Lummi Indian Business Council/Chamber Golf Classic

Friday, September 26th 2014 - 12:00 pm
at North Bellingham Golf Course
205 West Smith Road

Lummi Indian Business Council presents the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber Of Commerce Golf Classic. Registration is $600 per foursome or $150 for individual golfers.

(Sponsors are welcome.  Call 734-1330 for information)

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Free Admission: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Saturday, September 27th 2014 - All Day

U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at National Forest-operated recreation day-use fee sites, including Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest for National Public Lands Day (September 27th). (These sites normally require a $5 fee per vehicle or recreation pass)

The next Free Day is Veterans Day weekend (November 8th-11th).

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