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Mount Baker Rhythm and Blues Festival

07/31/2015 - 08/02/2015 - All Day at Deming Log Show Fairgrounds
3295 Cedarville Rd

The Mount Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival runs July 31st-August 2nd at the Deming Logging Show Fairgrounds.  The 20th annual Fest includes national, regional, and local performers including Foghat, Ana Popovic, Popa Chubby, Hundred Seventy Split, The Naughty Blokes, and more! Ticket info HERE. 

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Family Fun Days at Joe Martin Field

08/02/2015 - 08/09/2015 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Joe Martin Field
1220 Civic Field Way

The Bellingham Bell’s Sunday home games just got even more exciting. Join Industrial CU’s Family Pass for tons of family fun – a bouncy house, face painting and more! The gates open at 2pm at Joe Martin Field and the ball game starts at 3:05pm. Watch for opportunities to win free tickets by following Family Pass on Facebook. Otherwise, regular admission applies.

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The Opportunity Council presents Golf FORE Good!

08/07/2015 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Shuksan Golf Course
1500 E Axton Rd

Golf FORE! Good tournament, at Shuksan Golf Course, Friday, August 7, 2015
4-person scramble  9:00 am shotgun start

Join us for a fun tournament and a great cause: helping local kids.

Your day on the course helps children with developmental delays, physical disabilities and provides school readiness programs for disadvantaged students. Golfers win — and kids win.

Sign up today.

Sponsors and raffle donors sign up here!

Team Registration – Pay by Check/Phone

Team Registration – Pay Online

Single Golfer – $125  Foursome – $500
Single Golfer – $110  Foursome $440 with early bird discount for registrations received by June 30:

Your team registration covers green fees, golf cart, access to the driving range, putting contest, player gift, breakfast, hole-in-one contest, awards dinner, raffle prize ticket, drink cart ticket. Prizes awarded for top foursome scores, men and women; longest drives, closest to pin, men and women.

Schedule of Events:

7:30 am — Royal Valet check-in
  • Don’t miss an opportunity to buy string (mulligans) and buy raffle tickets for the major prizes*
  • Breakfast treats served by Kelly’s O’Deli
  • Driving Range will be open
8:30 am —Welcome, golf rules and information — golfers get in carts and head out on course
9:00 am —Shotgun Start

  • Have fun out on the course
  • Putting Contest, plus Longest Drive, Closest to Pin and Hole-in-One Contests.
  • Lunch provided on the turn
3:00 pm (approx)  Awards Banquet — team score announcements, prizes
Three ways to win:
  1. Team and individual awards will be announced when everyone has been served.
  2. Check your ticket at the raffle table to see if you won one of over 50 prizes. (All golfers receive one raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes from local restaurants, stores and more.)
  3. Buy additional “Big Raffle” tickets to win the major prizes

Directions to Shuksan Golf Course:

From I-5 Northbound:
Take exit #255. Turn right on Sunset, left onto Hannegan, right on Axton, and you’re there.

From north county, I-5 Southbound:

Take exit #262. Turn left on Axton, go eight (8) miles and you’re ready to tee off.

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Music at Maritime

08/07/2015 - 09/04/2015 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Maritime Heritage Park
500 W. Holly Street

Levitt AMP Bellingham Music Series presents Music at Maritime five Fridays this summer from 11:30am-1:30pm at Maritime Heritage Park in Bellingham.

  • August 7
    “Swil Kanim” – Violinist and Storyteller
  • August 14
    “Wild Rabbit” – Folk Stomp Americana
  • August 21
    “West My Friend” – Indie Roots
  • August 28
    “Lobo del Mar” – Celtic, Flamenco, Bluegrass
  • September 4
    “Pearl Django” – Gypsy Jazz

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16th Annual Miles For Memories 5k Walk/Run

08/08/2015 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at Fairhaven Village Green
Tenth St. and Mill Ave.

The 16th Annual Miles for Memories 5k Walk/Run is Saturday, August 8 from 8:00am – 12:00pm at Fairhaven Village Green. This year’s theme is ‘Whatcom Stampede’, so show up dressed in your best Western gear!

Registration opens at 8am, festivities begin at 8:30, and the race gun will go off at 9am. Families, teams, and dogs are all welcome to participate to raise Alzheimer’s awareness in our community.

Online Registration:
Individual Registration
Family Registration (up to 4 registrants)
Team Regsitration (up to 10 registrants at a time)

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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 www.whatcomhumane.org or for more information call Dana Browne at 733-2080 x 3014 or email events@whatcomhumane.org

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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 www.whatcomhumane.org 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 www.discoverpass.wa.gov. 

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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.

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