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Skagit River Salmon Festival

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Skagit River Salmon Festival is back for a third year! The festival’s a free, family-centered event, featuring local artisans; youth activities and crafts; recreational and educational booths; live music; food and more! The festival will be held at Waterfront Park at Swinomish Casino & Lodge.

(The festival is seeking local artisans and vendors. Also, sponsors are welcome. For information call 360-588-3703 or email skagitriverfest@gmail.com)

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Free Community Workshop On “End Of Life Choices”

Monday, September 8th 2014 - 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
at St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center
3333 Squalicum Parkway

St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center 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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Free Community Workshop On “End Of Life Choices”

Wednesday, September 10th 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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Free Community Meal

Saturday, September 13th 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 fcm.ferndale@gmail.com)

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Deadline: “Peace Builder” Award Nominations

Friday, September 19th 2014 - All Day
at Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
13 Prospect Street, Suite 201

Nominations are open for Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center‘s 12th annual Peace Builder Awards–through September 19th. Nominees should be organizations or individuals who have “creatively resolved conflict; contributed to peaceful dispute resolution and promoted reconciliation, effective communication or understanding between divergent groups of individuals or have otherwise contributed to peace within our community” in the past year.

Nomination forms are available here.

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Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber Of Commerce Golf Classic

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

Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber Of Commerce is hosting their annual Golf Classic. The cost is $600 per foursome. (The price includes green fees, a cart, range balls, boxed lunch, dinner and more)

To register call 734-1330.

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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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Free Community Meal

Saturday, September 27th 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 fcm.ferndale@gmail.com)

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Monthly Pet Adoption Event

Saturday, September 27th 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 www.alternativehumanesociety.com.

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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.

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