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Sustainable Connections’ helms the annual Eat Local Month taking place throughout September in Whatcom County. Events include specials at approximately 20 restaurants, a Farm Fund Hootenanny (Sept. 2), the Whatcom Farm Tour Weekend (Sept. 8-9), social media contests, SeaFeast (Sept. 21-22), a Unity Care NW dinner at Ciao Thyme, and much more. See the full lineup

of events at eatlocalfirst.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes-by the water or through the woods. Entry is free. Tonight’s “Last Gasp of Summer” run will feature New Balance demos, raffles, summer-themed games and seasonal sips and snacks.

 

 

 

Julie Kamin-Martin, founder of Oly-Cultures, will lead a “Make Your Own Kombucha” class from 6:30-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op. She’ll go over the specifics of the fermentation process, what kind of bottle to use, temperature requirements, and how to add herbs, veggies, and fruit to create your own unique kombucha drink. Samples of a number of different blends will be available at the end of the class. 
Entry is $40 (includes a kombucha-making kit.

 

Bellingham Parks and Recreation kicks off its Travelogue series with “The Power of Bicycles in Zambia, with Lions!” from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Ashley Fullenwider and Matt Krogh will share their experience traveling to Zambia with World Bicycle Relief to witness firsthand the organization’s efforts to support education for girls, economic development, and improved healthcare. Suggested donation is $5.

Artisan vending, intriguing entertainment, delicious food and local music will be part of the fifth Commercial Street Night Market of the season from 6-10pm on the 1300 block of Commercial St. Entry is free. An additional market happens Fri., Dec. 21. 

www.downtownbellingham.com

 

Bellingham’s inaugural Queens of Dirt (QOD) Mountain Bike Race begins at 9am at Lake Padden Park, 4882 Samish Way. This women and junior girls’ cross-country mountain bike race is intended to create a welcoming experience for new and seasoned female mountain bike racers of all ages. 

Different courses for the five categories run on Lake Padden’s back-loop trails (former Padden Pedal course). Entry is $20-$30 (free for girls under 8 years old).

 

 

 

The 26th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm Saturdays through Dec. 22 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. In addition to perusing and purchasing locally grown produce, crafts and ready-to-eat foods, upcoming events include Demo Days, Chef in the Market, and a Wednesday Market starting in June at the Fairhaven Village Green.

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