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"Gender Revolution" movie showing
Free showing of National Geographic's "Gender Revolution with Katie Couric." In spring of 2016, Couric attended the series premiere of the network’s "The Story of God" with Morgan Freeman, where she met Nat Geo CEO Courtney Monroe. The pair struck up a wide-ranging conversation that ultimately sowed the seeds for "Gender Revolution," a partnership of Katie Couric Media, National Geographic Studios and World of Wonder Productions. The two-hour deep-dive explores the complexities of gender in everyday life — across generations, social strata, the nation and the planet. To better understand this complex social and scientific issue, Couric crisscrossed the country, talking with scientists, psychologists, activists, authors — and, in the program’s most moving segments, families likes the Fords — to learn more about the role of genetics, brain chemistry and modern culture on gender fluidity. Panel discussion follows.
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“America’s Opiod Epidemic in Our Own Backyard”
Please join the Bellingham City Club for a discussion on the dimensions of drug abuse in Whatcom County and how the health and law enforcement professionals and in our community are addressing the challenges of drug abuse. Our discussion will be led by Cindy Hollinsworth, a registered nurse who is manager of the Communicable Disease Division at the Whatcom County Health Department and Dr. Adam Kartman, a family and emergency physician and board certified in addiction medicine. Presently, he partners with teams of medical professions to provide inpatient and outpatient treatment services in northwest Washington. Following the presentation there will be a Q&A session. The program is August 23, 2017, is open to the public and will be held at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Avenue, Bellingham, WA. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., buffet lunch served 11:50 a.m., the program begins at 12:20 and ends at 1:30 p.m.
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Children, Music, Charity Event, Community Event
14th Annual Whatcom County Buddy Walk
The Buddy Walk® is a fun and rewarding opportunity to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, your participation and generosity is greatly appreciated!
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15th Annual Peace Builder Awards
Each year, the Peace Builder Awards are an opportunity to celebrate individuals, groups, and organizations that have dedicated their efforts to strengthening community. The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center invites the public to join in celebrating the 2017 recipients. The 15th Annual Peace Builder Awards Gala, presented by Peoples Bank, takes place November 17, 2017 at 5:30 pm at BTC’s Settlemyer Hall. Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased at, (360) 676-0122, or in person at the WDRC. Please RSVP by November 1st. In addition to awards presentations, guests will enjoy a chef-inspired gourmet dinner, live music, and Peaceful Poetry Youth Contest readings; as well as a silent auction, wine wall, dessert dash, and a grand prize raffle. All proceeds of the Peace Builder Award's Gala will benefit the WDRC and their mission to provide and promote constructive and collaborative approaches to conflict.
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Art Show
2017 Gallery Series: Organic Reaction
Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s 2017 Gallery Series is looking forward to Organic Reaction, a show featuring art from Clarissa Callesen, Richard Dunford, and Jed Huff. The exhibit includes pieces created using recycled material, mixed media and photography to capture the reaction between the organic world and our own. In addition to these works, Courtney Putnam will also have her small encaustic and mixed media work in our display cases this month.
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Art Show, Art Talk
2017 Gallery Series: Point of Reference
Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s 2017 Gallery Series is excited to introduce Point of Reference. This show features art by Jonathan Sureau, Robert E Gigliotti, and Jenny Jansen exhibiting work inspired by organic forms and landscapes, but reinterpreted by the artist with an almost abstract feel. The Bellingham Metal Arts Guild will also be exhibiting smaller works and jewelry in our cases during the month.
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Craft Show, Community Event, Antiques
28th Annual Fall Lynden Craft & Antique Show
This annual show features handcrafted wares, home and holiday decor, gourmet treats, and re-purposed and vintage treasures. Meet over 100 artisans, who will inspire you with their creativity! Enjoy lunch in our Cafe by Jake's Western Grill or a latte and treat while listening to ongoing live piano music.
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Community Event, For the Family
5K Run with the Chums!
Run with the Chums is a fun and free event for all ages as part of Whatcom Water Week. Run or walk on a scenic loop through the BP highlands, and learn more about watershed health while taking care of your own health! Registration is free, and the first 300 participants will receive a free event t-shirt. A kid’s 1k Smolt Sprint will start at 10:00 am; all racers will receive a ribbon. The 5k start is at 10:30 am. Festivities before and after the race include refreshments, watershed information exhibits, kid’s activities, and water conservation prizes.
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6th Annual Cascadia Skillshare & Barter Faire
Build community resilience together at a fun, family-friendly weekend festival at the Lookout Arts Quarry, located in Alger. Swimming in the quarry and camping is available in beautiful wooded sites. There will be a full program of short classes, workshops, and hands-on demonstrations, on topics such as self-reliance, food preservation, gardening, health & wellness, appropriate technology, permaculture, emergency preparation, hands-on activities, primitive skills, and community resilience. There will be dedicated bartering space and time to allow folks to trade their homemade or useful goods. This event, sponsored by Sustainable Bellingham and made possible by countless other local organizations, is entirely volunteer-run! The public can get involved in the Skillshare & Barter Faire by joining the planning committee, signing up to share a skill, volunteering on the day of the event with behind-the-scenes tasks, donating, or supporting the event by attending. Volunteers get a free pass and a meal from the delicious volunteer kitchen. Early-bird tickets are available now through August 15th for only $15 for one day or $25 for both days. Further details about admission, including camping, vending, and bartering rates can be found on the website ( along with schedule information as it becomes available. See you at the 6th Annual Cascadia Skillshare & Barter Faire!
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A Night with Janis Joplin
Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and became the queen of rock ‘n’ roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with southern comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby,” and “Summertime,” this sensational show is a musical journey celebrating Joplin and her iconic musical influences: Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith.
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