Leisure Guide- Fall 2017

Bellingham Parks & Recreation Leisure Guide

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6 fall 2017 leisure guide 360-778-7000 TRAVELOGUE SERIES Enjoy an armchair journey to a variety of spectacular and interesting places. Local travelers will share their images and their stories as part of this Travelogue Series. No need to register – just bring your curiosity. Light refreshments served. Co-sponsored by Whatcom Museum. FALL SCHEDULE: Sept 21: "Overlanding on Silk Road From Kyrgyzstan to Xi'an. Central China and on to Lhasa, Tibet and Back" by Marie-Laure Valandro Oct 5: "A Journey Through Burma" by Lisa Woo and Howard Valentine Oct 26: "Life in Bhutan – Four Years in the Himalayas" by Istvan Hernadi and Diane Groody Nov 2: " The Unknown Afghanistan: Natural Beauty and Ancient History" by Jake Strauss Nov 16: "Paraguaype, jaha! – A Peace Corps Service in the Heart of South America" by Katie Storrs DAY/TIME: Thursdays, 7–9pm LOCATION: Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room COST: Free, $5 donation suggested COORDINATOR: Amanda Grove JUMP START YOUR SATURDAYS This fall Bellingham Parks Volunteer Program is sponsoring volunteer work parties throughout the city to help remove noxious weeds and plant native trees and shrubs. We provide the tools, plants, gloves and direction. Wear closed toed shoes and long pants and come dressed for the weather! Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Check our web page on the City of Bellingham website by typing Parks Volunteer Program in the search engine. Any question? Call us at 360-778-7105. DAYS/DATES: Saturdays starting September 23 COST: Free TIMES & Details on Parks Volunteer Program webpage LOCATIONS: www.cob.org/volunteer CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY & MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY AT FAIRHAVEN PARK! Celebrate Make A Difference Day & Arbor Day by removing invasive English Ivy from trees along Padden Creek, improving habitat for local urban wildlife. Join Bellingham Parks, Public Works Natural Resources, Treekeepers and Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association! Come dressed for the weather and working outside! Meet at the pavilion near the parking lot. For more information call Bellingham Parks Volunteer Program at 360-778-7105. DATE: Saturday, October 28 TIMES: 9am–noon COST: FREE! LOCATION: Fairhaven Park Bhutan photo courtesy Istvan Hernadi BOO! AT BLOEDEL CARNIVAL For children Preschool through 2nd grade, this candy-free carnival is back! Try your luck at over a dozen game booths like skeleton scramble, freaky fishpond, pumpkin bowling, tombstone roll, and more! There is a prizes galore and everybody is always a winner! Children and parents are encouraged to wear their costumes and you can get your face painted to complete your look. Bring your trick-or-treat container to collect prizes and come have a great time! Many thanks to the Squalicum High School Rotary Interact Club for their great support! AGES: 2nd grade and younger DAY/DATE: Saturday, October 28 TIME: 3–5pm LOCATION: Bloedel Donovan Community Building COST: $3 per child donation suggested PUMPKIN PATCH IN THE POOL Pick your pumpkin from our patch in the pool. Friends have donated a patch of pumpkins for us to throw in the pool and they

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