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TED Talk Tuesday

Tuesday, October 7th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
at Explorations Academy
1701 Ellis Street, Suite 215

On the first Tuesday of each month Bellingham’s Explorations Academy presents a free screening of TED* talks–addressing a specific topic (like diversity, invention, neighborhoods, etc.) followed by an open discussion of the impact of that topic on our local community. The purpose of TED Talk Tuesday is to facilitate nonsectarian and nonpartisan discourse on important subjects.

*TED Talk Tuesday is not affiliated with the TED or TEDxBellingham organizations. This event is presented under the Creative Commons license for non-commercial distribution of TED materials.


Free Community Workshop On “End Of Life Choices”

Wednesday, October 8th 2014 - 1:30 pm - 3:00 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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“The Benefits Of Publicly Owned Broadband Infrastructure”

Thursday, October 9th 2014 - 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
at Skagit Valley College
2501 East College Way

A panel of speakers will discuss ways to “increase economic development opportunities, drive education improvements, transform healthcare delivery and effectively market your community as a global business opportunity”.

For more information click here.


Deadline: 2014 “Peaceful Poetry” Youth Contest

Friday, October 10th 2014 - All Day

Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center invites local students (K-12) to submit poems (30 lines or less) for the 2014 Peaceful Poetry Youth Contest. Potential themes include, but are not limited to: resolving conflict, talking things out, apologizing, listening, tolerance, building peace, alternatives to violence, respect, peer mediation and bullying. 

The submission deadline is October 10th:

(For educators who are interested in submitting poems from a class or group, Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center has developed a thirty-minute curriculum. This short lesson includes an overview of poetry styles, a vocabulary brainstorm and time for students to write and submit their poems. Educators are encouraged to contact for the free lesson plan)

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Seeking Vendors: Autumn Arts Festival

Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
at Immaculate Conception Regional School
1321 East Division Street

Immaculate Conception Regional School is hosting their annual PTO fundraiser–Autumn Arts Festival.

They’re seeking vendors for the event. For information call 510-2548 or email


Free Community Meal

Saturday, October 11th 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


“Blue Skies For Children” Dinner And Charity Auction

Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 5:30 pm
at Best Western PLUS Lakeway Inn & Conference Center
714 Lakeway Drive

Blue Skies For Children invites you to Days Of Wines & Roses–their 14th annual Dinner And Charity Auction! The evening includes a Dessert Dash; silent and live auctions; an optional wine tasting and more. Tickets are $75.

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“Great Washington ShakeOut”

Thursday, October 16th 2014 - 10:16 am

You’re invited to sign up now for the third annual earthquake and tsunami drill in October–Great Washington ShakeOut–and to plan ShakeOut activities.

The focus of Great Washington ShakeOut is a statewide “Drop, Cover, Hold On” earthquake drill and–for coastal jurisdictions–a tsunami siren test that demonstrates the importance of emergency preparedness at home, school and the workplace. As part of the tsunami siren test, coastal schools will practice evacuation procedures; coastal residents are encouraged to do the same.

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Whatcom Literacy Council Breakfast

Friday, October 17th 2014 - 7:00 am - 9:00 am
at Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Avenue

You’re invited to the Whatcom Literacy Council Breakfast–with Nancy Pearl–at Bellingham Technical College’s Settlemyer Hall.

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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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