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Pet First Aid & CPR Classes

02/20/2016 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at Whatcom Humane Society
2172 Division Street

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Skagit Wedding Show

02/21/2016 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at Swinomish Casino & Lodge WA Walton Event Center
12885 Casino Drive

The Skagit Wedding Show is Sunday, February 21st at Swinomish Casino & Lodge Wa Walton Event Center from 11:00am-4:00pm. This year’s show promises to deliver an unprecedented opportunity to connect with highly qualified bridal vendors in a variety of categories. You’ll enjoy viewing the latest trends in the wedding industry, a continuous fashion show by Belle Bridal and David’s Bridal and drawings for great prizes. Show tickets may be purchased online for $8 before February 19th, or at the door for $10. 

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Understanding Canine Body Language

02/24/2016 - 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm at Tails-A-Wagging
3959 Hammer Dr

FREE COMMUNITY SEMINAR: Understanding Canine Body Language at Tails-a-Wagging on Wednesday, February 24th at 6:15. In this free seminar you will learn how dogs communicate to other dogs and to people. Learn what normal dog play looks like, learn about reactive or aggressive dogs, learn how to prevent ever being bitten by a dog, learn what to do when a dog growls at you, and so much more. This fun, fast paced presentation is available to everyone, a must for all dogs owners, but owning a dog is not required. Great for business that allow dogs in their buildings or at places of work. Seminar is free but registration is required. Humans only please.

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WHS Wine Social & Win an Instant Wine Cellar

02/26/2016 - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Bellingham Ferry and Cruise Terminal
1801 Roeder Ave.

You’re invited to an evening of fine wine & beer tasting, buffet dinner and musical entertainment by The Swing Gang to help the Whatcom Humane Society. The highlight of the evening will be a drawing lucky attendees will ‘Win an Instant Wine Cellar.’ . All guests are asked to bring a bottle of fine wine (suggested retail value $25). Your bottle will be contributed to the ‘Instant Wine Cellar’ prizes.

For tickets call Dana Browne at (360) 733-2080 x3014 or email events@whatcomhumane.org

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Art Walk in Bellingham

03/04/2016 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Downtown Bellingham
1300 Bay Street

The first Friday of every month, the Downtown Bellingham Partnership invites you to explore the diversity of art venues in downtown Bellingham. Talented artists, unique galleries, delicious restaurants await attendees of the monthly Art Walks in downtown Bellingham. Art Walk maps and lists of venues will be available at the participating venues!.

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‘Sweet Sounds’ Dessert Auction

03/04/2016 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Squalicum High School
3773 E McLeod Rd.

A ‘Sweet Sounds’ Dessert Auction to benefit the Squalicum High School Band program is Friday, March 4th from 7pm-9pm. Enjoy listening to the music of the Squalicum High School Band program while bidding on quality desserts.  Tickets will be $10 at the door and there will be an opportunity to enter a drawing for some great door prizes. Funds raised from this event help support a variety of musical needs in the program including instrument repair, guest instructions, field trips and more.

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Business Plan Workshop

03/05/2016 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Whatcom Community College
237 West Kellogg Rd

The Service Corps of Retired Executives (“SCORE”) is conducting a workshop, “Writing a Business Plan,” Saturday March 5th at Whatcom Community College.

Learn how to create a “living document” to keep your business moving forward.
This workshop includes, such important topics, as: market strategy, market research and constructing financial statements, all, essential components of a strong business plan.

The workshop is from 9 am till noon and at a cost of $49. Credit cards only, will be accepted.To register call, Whatcom Community (360) 383-3200; or register on-line; or in person at WCC’s Foudation Building, Suite 101.

Turning Off the Red Light

03/08/2016 - All Day at

Healthcare, educators, law enforcement, social services, and youth leaders are meeting for this meeting to stop human trafficking.  There are two separate information sessions throughout the day…one at 8:30am at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge, another at 7:00pm at Burlington-Edison High School.  For more information, contact gayle_kersten@yahoo.com.

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Jazz Celebration VIII

03/12/2016 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Whatcom Museum
121 Prospect Ave

The annual concert that celebrates the jazz music and musicians of Whatcom County is back in the Old Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room. Bands of musicians will gather to perform the music of composer/musician Robert (Bob) Storms.

Jazz Celebration VIII features Ragtime, Dixieland, Swing, Latin and other forms of jazz music in each presentation, all from Bob’s collection.  Local musicians from the county’s past (Music Makers lunch bunch) and the local youth jazz programs are the focus. Pros perform in the first hour and amateurs in the second. Come early (6 pm), seating is limited and the concert is free this year. Donations will be accepted and all can be claimed for tax purposes. All donations go to the county jazz programs for youth.

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FREE Days at State Parks

03/19/2016 - 12/11/2016 - All Day at

Visit Washington state parks for free on specific days in 2016! The Discover Pass is not required to visit state parks on free days.

The 2016 State Parks free days are as follows:

Jan. 1: State Parks’ First Day Hikes
Jan. 17-18: Martin Luther King Day
March 19: State Parks’ 103rd birthday
March 26: Saturday Spring Day
April 22: Earth Day
May 8: Sunday Spring Day
June 4: National Trails Day
June 11: National Get Outdoors Day
Aug. 25: National Park Service Birthday
Sept. 24: National Public Lands Day
Nov. 11: Veterans Day

More information about the Discover Pass is at www.discoverpass.wa.gov. 

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