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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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Help “Subway” Help Kids

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 - All Day

Throughout the month of May, participating Subway shops are contributing donations to Strong Against Cancer‘s research and treatment efforts. You can donate directly (no purchase necessary) or round up your purchase to the next dollar. One hundred-percent of the donations received will be awarded to Strong Against Cancer.

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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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Downtown Mount Vernon Art Walk

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 - Thursday, October 6th, 2016 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at Downtown Mount Vernon
Corner of First & Myrtle Streets

The latest in the monthly series of First Thursday Art Walks in Mount Vernon features original works by local and regional artists at sixteen locations.

Mount Vernon Downtown Association hosts Art Walks the First Thursday of each month–April through October. The remaining dates for 2016 Art walks are 6/2, 7/7, 8/4, 9/1 and 10/6.

(For information about participating in future Art Walks call 336-3801 or email

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Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan Workshop

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
at RE Sources For Sustainable Communities Sustainable Living Center
2309 Meridian Street

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities is hosting a series of workshops focusing on the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan. The goal of the sessions is to “engage the public in the county’s policymaking process and help citizens craft informed responses to environment, growth and economic issues they want addressed in the Comprehensive Plan.”

(The County’s accepting comments on the Comprehensive Plan through June 28th)

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“Whatcom County Garage Sale”!

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 - Saturday, June 4th, 2016 - 9:00 am - 4:00 am
at Northwest Washington Fairgrounds
1775 Front Street

It’s time for the annual Whatcom County Garage Sale, the area’s biggest garage sale and craft/vintage vendor fair–June 3rd and 4th–featuring a little bit of everything! Along with all kinds of items for sale, there’s also a bouncy house for kids, food, live music and more! Admission is $2 ($1 goes to local non-profits).

(If you’d like to be a food, “garage sale” or craft vendor email

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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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