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Putts Fore Pets Golf Tournament

08/20/2015 - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Bellingham Golf & Country Club
3729 Meridian St

Whatcom Humane Society’s Putts Fore Pets Golf Tournament is Thursday, August 20th at Bellingham Golf & Country Club. Driving Range opens at 12:00, Shotgun Start 1:00. The tournament includes a Hole in One Contest and great raffles and prizes, plus a buffet dinner following the tournament. 4 person team-$500 registration

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Doggie Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk

08/23/2015 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Lake Padden Park
4882 Samish Way

Calling all Super Dogs! Bring your Super Human Friends for a dash around Lake Padden to help benefit the Whatcom Humane Society. On your BARK, get set…GO! Form a team or run/walk solo.

Competitors: Top Dog prizes awarded to the top finishers in the men’s, women’s, over 60 and kids divisions. Non-Competitors: Enjoy a jog or walk around the lake.
Everyone gets a Swag bag!

• Individual: $25
• Team: 3-5 members $75, 6-10 members $125, 11-20 members $175
• No cost for the dog and will receive a superhero bandana.
• Superhero costumes encouraged.

Register on line at or for more information call Dana Browne at 733-2080 x 3014 or email

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WHS Dog Days of Summer

08/23/2015 - 10:30 am - 3:00 pm at Lake Padden Park
4882 Samish Way

Northwest Washington’s biggest & best festival for dogs and their human friends. The Whatcom Humane Society’s ‘Dog Days of Summer’ is a free family and canine friendly event!

Activities include:
• Dog interactive games & activities throughout the park
• Contests for dogs with fabulous prizes
• Dog demonstrations, entertainment for the whole family
• Pet themed booths for all day shopping and education
• Animal caricaturist by donation, Dog Days of Summer t-shirts available for purchase to have your pet’s picture drawn on.
• Vegetarian food court, something yummy for everyone
• Visit the Whatcom Humane Society booth for shelter & adoption information

For more information visit or call Dana Browne @ 733-2080 x3014

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FREE Days at State Parks

08/25/2015 - 11/11/2015 - All Day at

Visit Washington state parks for free on specific days in 2015! The Discover Pass is not required to visit state parks on free days.

The 2015 State Parks free days are as follows:

January 1 – (Thursday) New Year’s Day and State Parks’ First Day Hikes Day
January 18 and 19 – (Sunday and Monday) Martin Luther King Jr. Day
March 19 – (Thursday) Washington State Parks’ 102nd birthday
April 4 – (Saturday) A springtime free Saturday
April 22 – (Wednesday) Earth Day
May 10 – (Sunday) A springtime free Sunday
June 6 – (Saturday) National Trails Day
June 13 – (Saturday) National Get Outdoors Day
August 25 – (Tuesday) National Park Service 99th birthday
September 26 – (Saturday) National Public Lands Day
November 11 – (Wednesday) Veterans Day

More information about the Discover Pass is at 

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Birch Bay Discovery Days

08/29/2015 - 08/30/2015 - All Day at Birch Bay
Birch Bay Drive

The 36th annual Birch Bay Discovery Days features tons of fun activities including a grand parade down Birch Bay Drive, arts and crafts fair and a variety of food vendors. Live music, a crab boil and fireworks too!

Bring the entire family and don’t miss the Ducky Derby Race. Sponsor a duck for $5, name your duck and root your duck on to the finish line. Great chance to win some pretty spectacular prizes.

Brigid Collins Exhibit

09/04/2015 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at

Brigid Collins Family Support Center is hosting a special exhibition during the Bellingham Downtown Art Walk on September 4th.  Their exhibit, “Honoring our Survival/Healing our Spirits,” was created by a survivor of child sexual abuse.  The goal of the event is to illustrate how art can be a form of transformation and healing.

20th Anacortes Antique Engine & Machinery Show

09/12/2015 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Anacortes Museum
1305 8th Street

The 20th Anacortes Antique Engine & Machinery Show features tractors, vintage vehicles, engines, models and gizmos, kids’ activities, hay rides, and more.  After this year, the event will “chug” off into the sunset.  The event will be at the corner of 6th Street & T Ave. in Anacortes.

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