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“Environmental Hero” Awards Banquet

Thursday, September 4th 2014 - All Day
at Lairmont Manor Estate And Gardens
405 Fieldston Road

RE Sources For Sustainable Communities will honor this year’s “Environmental Heroes” at the 11th annual Environmental Heroes Banquet.

Environmental Heroes are people who have shown extraordinary commitment to environmental stewardship, education, innovation, activism or advocacy in northwest Washington. 

 

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Bike MS: “Deception Pass Classic”

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - All Day
at Skagit County Fairgrounds
1410 Virginia Street

It’s fun, it’s challenging and it’s for a great cause–Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic! Every mile pedaled and every dollar raised will help create a world free of Multiple Sclerosis. The ride takes you on an unforgettable, two-day journey through Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties. As many as 2,000 riders will cruise along scenic figure-eight courses, ranging from 22 to 97 miles. Full meals, generous amenities, stunning landscapes, fully stocked rest stops and spirited festivities are all included!

The registration fee is $75. If you’d like to help make a difference for the nearly 10,000 people in Washington, who live with MS, click here for information about the event.

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Dahlia Flower Show

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - All Day
at Bloedel Donovan Park
2214 Electric Avenue

Whatcom County Dahlia Society presents their annual Flower Show!

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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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