Published on Thu, Oct 23, 2008 by Tara Nelson

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By Tara Nelson

Blood drive scheduled Friday

The Puget Sound Blood Center has scheduled a blood drive Saturday, October 24 at the Stafholt Good Samaritan Center at 456 C Street in Blaine.

The Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot at Stafholt from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will be closed between 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for lunch. For more information, call 332-8733.

Group schedules work party for Saturday

The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) has scheduled a series of fall Saturday work parties beginning with native tree and shrub planting at 9 a.m. Saturday, October 25 at Terrell Creek.

Tools and gloves will be provided along with refreshments from Starbuck’s, The Bagelry, Tony’s Coffee, Rocket Donuts, Erin Baker’s Wholesome Baked Goods and the Community Food Co-op in Bellingham. Sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing are recommended.

From I-5, take the W. Grandview Road exit and head west. Turn right at the stop sign at Jackson Road. Parking is available in the parking lot at the Birch Bay Bible Community Church on the left. Cross Jackson Road and check in at the NSEA tent. The Chums of Terrell Creek are sponsoring a BBQ lunch after this work party.

For more information, call 715-0283, or email Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association’s website is

Whatcom chamber office moves

The Bellingham/ Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry will move into its new offices on Monday, October 27.

The chamber is moving to 119 N. Commercial Street, Suite 110, in Bellingham, on the ground floor of the Bellingham Towers, at the corner of Commercial and Flora streets.

The chamber telephone number (360/734-1330) and email address ( will remain the same.

Television’s Rick Steves to speak in Bellingham Friday

Travel guru Rick Steves, host of the popular, long-running PBS travel show “Rick Steves’ Europe” will present “Travel as a Political Act” at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 24, at the Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center concert hall.

During his presentation, Steves will share how other nations see the United States, and explore how his social activism grows naturally out of his travel experiences. He has just returned from weeks of new travels, including a TV shoot in Iran, and will be on hand after his presentation for questions and autographs.

Tickets are available for purchase at cost is $10. For ticket or venue information, call the WWU PAC box office at 360/650-6146.