LAUREL ­— A multi-sponsor forum of Whatcom County candidates is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the auditorium of Meridian High School, 194 W. Laurel Rd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Two sponsors are Whatcom Family Farmers and the Whatcom Business Alliance.

This forum will be broadcast live on AM radio station KGMI (790).

Then a forum co-sponsored by the Lynden Tribune with the League of Women Voters starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in City Hall Annex, 205 Fourth St. It will feature the four contested races for the City Council as well as the Whatcom County Council District 4 race between Kathy Kershner and Brian A. Estes.