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“Senior Day In The Park”

Wednesday, August 6th 2014 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
at Hovander Homestead Park
5299 Neilsen Avenue

Seniors throughout Whatcom County are invited to Whatcom/San Juan Senior Nutrition Program’s 16th annual Senior Day In The Park–a day to socialize with friends, old and new; enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch; listen to live music and learn about local resources for seniors. The cost is a $5 suggested donation.

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Backpack And School Supply Drive

Wednesday, August 6th 2014 - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
at Opportunity Council
1111 Cornwall Avenue

Opportunity Council is holding a Summer Backpack And School Supply Drive for low-income and homeless kids in Whatcom County. Donations will be collected August sixth at the Opportunity Council offices (1111 Cornwall Avenue) and at Walmart (4420 Meridian Street) in Bellingham.

Financial contributions can be mailed to: Opportunity Council School Supply Drive, PO Box 2134 Attn: Accounts Receivable, Bellingham, WA 98227


“Downtown Sounds” Concert Series

Wednesday, August 6th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Voyager and The Trees are performing, as part of the 10th annual Downtown Sounds Summer Concert Series, presented by Downtown Bellingham Partnership. The free concert series features music, dancing, food and live entertainment suitable for the whole family–Wednesdays (July 9th-through-August 6th) on Bay Street, between Prospect and West Champion.


Free Community Workshop On “End Of Life Choices”

Wednesday, August 6th 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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What Is “Mount Baker Club”?

Thursday, August 7th 2014 - 12:30 pm
at Whatcom Museum
121 Prospect Street

Mount Baker Club spokesman Brian Mulligan will discuss the organization, which provides opportunities for biking, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, canoeing and kayaking in Whatcom County. Mount Baker Club also promotes conservation of recreational areas.

Admission is by suggested $3 donation.


Whatcom Hospice Pro-Am Golf Classic

Friday, August 8th 2014 - All Day
at Lake Padden Golf Course
4882 Samish Way

The 7th annual Whatcom Hospice Pro-Am Golf Classic will partner professional golfers with teams of enthusiastic amateur golfers. The event kicks off (August 7th) with Dinner at Hotel Bellwether–and a chance for participating foursomes to bid for the chance to play with their favorite pro. Up to 32 teams will hit the links at Lake Padden the next day.

Registration is $250 per player. For information call 527-8370 or click here.

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Whatcom Museum History Sunset Cruise

Friday, August 8th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
at Island Mariner Cruises
2621 South Harbor Loop Drive

You’re invited to join Whatcom Museum for their annual History Sunset Cruise on Bellingham Bay aboard Island Mariner–Thursdays (July 10th-August 21st)! Bellingham native Brian Griffin is your tour guide.

Tickets are $30 ($28 each for groups of eight)–available through Brown Paper Tickets.

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The Haynie Opry: The Honeybees

Friday, August 8th 2014 - 6:00 pm
at The Haynie Opry
3344 Haynie Road

The Honeybees will perform at The Haynie Opry. The group is known for their nostalgic songs from The War Years. They’ll also be performing Country tunes.

Tickets are $15.


Free Drive-In Movie: “Back To The Future”!

Friday, August 8th 2014 - 7:30 pm
at Big Lots
1524 Birchwood Avenue

Bellingham’s Birchwood Neighborhood and Epic Events present the second annual “Friday Night Drive-In”–a free film projected onto a 40-foot inflatable screen–in Park Manor parking lot (in front of Albertsons and Big Lots). (The audio comes through your car radio)

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Annual “Miles for Memories” 5K Walk/Run

Saturday, August 9th 2014 - 8:00 am
at Fairhaven Village Green
1207 10th Street

It’s time for Alzheimer Society of Washington‘s 15th Annual Miles for Memories 5K Walk/Run to fund the fight against memory loss! Families, teams, dogs and costumes are all welcomed and encouraged! There will be music, food, awards and prizes.

In Whatcom County alone, it’s estimated that one of every eight county seniors, 65 and older, lives with some form of dementia. The funds raised by this event are used to provide hope and a network of caring by offering education and resources through support groups and workshops

To register–or for more information–call 671-3316 or email

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