Busy weekend: Rain may put a damper on what is a huge weekend of local events. Put on a rain jacket and head out to the Ferndale Street Festival, check out the Jansen Art Center’s block party in Lynden, take in the crab feed and parade at Birch Bay Discovery Days, learn a new skill at the Whatcom Skillshare Faire, shout “Inconceivable!” with everyone while watching “The Princess Bride” at the Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema, or bring your silly to the outdoor-adventure block party and film festival on Bay Street.
Or if you’re going to be wet anyway, might as well join in the fun of the Muds to Suds race.
Prez preferences: Whatcom Republicans, like members of the party in the rest of the U.S., like Donald Trump for president. A straw poll conducted by the county Republicans at the Northwest Washington Fair showed Trump and Ben Carson far ahead of the rest of the pack.
Science money: U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen will tour Whatcom Community College’s computer and information systems lab on Monday, Aug. 31. The school just received $6.4 million in grants from the National Science Foundation to advance its nation-leading cybersecurity programs.
Power giveaway: People going to the Ferndale Street Festival on Saturday, Aug. 29, can get a Golden Upgrade ticket, which can be redeemed at the PSE booth for free, energy-efficient prizes ranging from Energy Star TVs to LED light bulbs. It’s part of the utility’s Energy Upgrades campaign. Look for teams in bright yellow T-shirts.
Sudden Valley roadwork: Expect delays if you live on or are headed to Fawn Court as Stremler Gravel works on a culvert replacement. The work continues through Sept. 1.
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