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Super blood moon
Look to the skies around 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, to see the rare “super blood moon” rise. Members of the Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers will have telescopes at Pioneer Park in Ferndale for everyone to observe the eclipse for free.
Murder victims memorial
A memorial will be held Friday evening, Sept. 25, at Boulevard Park. Friends and family are invited to remember their loved ones over warm drinks and cookies at the benches closest to Woods Coffee at 5:30 p.m. Congress named Sept. 25 the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims in 2007. Information: 360-756-1780.
Free parks day
Go play in national and state parks for free Saturday, Sept. 26, as part of the celebration of National Public Lands Day. The 22nd annual event also will include special activities and volunteer work projects across the country. Go to publiclandsday.org/npld-sites to find parks in Washington state that have activities, including a weekend work party for Heather Meadows trails in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Learning more about that cup of joe
With daylight steadily decreasing and the weather turning gray, that shot of coffee increases in importance for many in the Pacific Northwest. Want to learn more about it? The Pickford Film Center will be premiering a documentary called “A Film About Coffee,” at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.
Live fossil-fuel free
Care about the environment? Then try living without coal and oil for a week. The fossil fuel free challenge is not coming from an environmental group but rather from the Western Energy Alliance. “We as a society have come to take for granted the healthy lives provided by modern technology,” the group says.
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Get rid of prescription bottles
Round up those expired or unused medications lingering at the back of the cabinet or stuffed in a drawer. Bellingham, Ferndale and Lummi police are taking part Saturday in a national effort to properly dispose of prescription medications and keep them away from children and from harming waterways.
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