Whatcom Events Calendar

This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Whatcom County including Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and beyond.

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Aug
18
Sat
Japanese Beauty in Kimono @ WCLS Deming Library
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Japanese Beauty in Kimono @ WCLS Deming Library | Deming | Washington | United States

Deymian LeSar’s Kimono Collection is based on a series of twenty books from Japan called Kyoto Shoin Kimono & Textile describing the many techniques used to produce these amazing works of art. Examples include: Shibori, Katazome, Yuzen and also Nishijin and Kasuri weaving. Sponsored by the Friends of the Deming Library.

 

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Good Time Girls- Fairhaven Sin & Gin Walking Tours
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm
Good Time Girls- Fairhaven Sin & Gin Walking Tours

Bellingham’s quaint south-side neighborhood Fairhaven was once called “the center of prostitution on Bellingham Bay.” This lovely shopping district started out as a sort of wild west-style den of sin… full of brothels and saloons! Find out about the little town whose founding father was called “Dirty Dan.”

The tour runs about an hour and is under one mile.

Visit our website to purchase tickets.

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Aug
19
Sun
Contemporary Dance Class @ Firehouse Arts and Events Center
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am
Contemporary Dance Class @ Firehouse Arts and Events Center | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Open to all dancers on a drop-in or class card basis, this int/advanced dance focuses on body awareness, sensation, athleticism and artistry. Taught by rotating Bellingham Repertory Dance (BRD) members and occasional guest teachers, we invite any and all adult/teen dancers to come move with us in a completely welcoming and mixed-level atmosphere. These classes assume some background in modern, ballet, contemporary or jazz; however, all are welcome. A structured, accessible warm-up will be followed by skill-building and phrase work. More info at bhamrep.org

 

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Corvettes Unlimited Show & Shine at BelleWood Acres @ BelleWood Acres
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Corvettes Unlimited Show & Shine at BelleWood Acres @ BelleWood Acres | Lynden | Washington | United States

Corvettes Unlimited 21st Annual Open Classes Car Show. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Trophies are awarded at 2:00 p.m. All cars welcome. $15 fee for owners. Spectators: FREE.

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Hogs and Horses Motorcycle/Car Show @ Fire Station 12
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This is a fundraiser for the not-for-profit Whatcom County Support Officers.

Please join us for a great day of looking at fun, local cars while listening to DJ Clint Westwood. Food will be available for purchase and raffles will be going on throughout.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. will be Kids’ Happy Hour with free ice cream, games and fire truck tours.

Please join us in this free community event! If you would like to register a vehicle, please see our website: www.nwfrs.net for additional details.

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Free: Star Wars Ship Creator Showing Rare Footage @ Comics Place
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free: Star Wars Ship Creator Showing Rare Footage @ Comics Place | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Creator of the original Star Wars Ships is appearing at Comics Place Sunday Aug 19. The presentation will take place at 11:00 a.m.

Colin Cantwell is the original concept artist and modeler for all things that flew in the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope. His designs include the X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Death Star, Star Destroyer, original Millennium Falcon, Y-Wing and others.

Colin will give a free presentation featuring exclusive videos describing his interaction with George Lucas and his work on Star Wars. Also featured will be an audience choice of videos showing some of his other iconic projects including his work on 2001, A Space Odyssey and War Games, as well as his being the Hal 9000 Computer that fed Walter Cronkite the progress of the Apollo 11 moon landing as Walter was broadcasting on live TV in 1969. This will be followed by an opportunity for fans to meet Colin, ask questions and share stories.

Autographs will be on sale for $25 and include a free 8×12 print of either his original 1974 Star Wars concept art or his 1975 photos of the first Star Wars models.

You can learn more about Colin on social media and at https://www.colincantwell.com

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Atwood Ales Farm Brewery Tour @ Atwood Ales Farm Brewery
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm
Atwood Ales Farm Brewery Tour @ Atwood Ales Farm Brewery

We are now offering tours of our farm and brewery once a month. You will get a look behind the scenes of our family owned and operated farm brewery. We will walk you through the brewery and around the farm talking to you about why we chose to do things the way we do, all the while with a glass of our award winning beer in your hand. You will also have the opportunity to purchase bottles to go at the end of the tour. Please visit our website to sign up for the tour and to get directions to the brewery. We ask that you please give us 24 hrs notice if you need to cancel so that we can fill the spot with another interested party.

Everyone HAS to sign up through our website and each time slot is allotted for 20 people.

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State Street History Tour @ Outside Depot Market Square
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm
State Street History Tour @ Outside Depot Market Square

This guided tour of State Street and the former little mining town of Sehome explore the early history of the town and its rivalry with neighboring Whatcom, as well as the streets evolution as an early highway into town.
This tour runs around an hour, total distance is under a mile.
$15 general/ $10 youth. Space is limited. Reserve your tickets online!

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Sunday Chess in Bellingham @ Bellingham Public Library, Central Branch
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm
Sunday Chess in Bellingham @ Bellingham Public Library, Central Branch | Bellingham | Washington | United States

The Bellingham Chess & Coffee Meetup invites the community to join its Sunday afternoon chess play gatherings.  All ages and skill levels welcome.   It is an opportunity to meet other chess players and play the world’s oldest and most strategic game.  See website for additional details.

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Atwood Ales Farm Brewery Tour @ Atwood Ales Farm Brewery
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm
Atwood Ales Farm Brewery Tour @ Atwood Ales Farm Brewery

We are now offering tours of our farm and brewery once a month. You will get a look behind the scenes of our family owned and operated farm brewery. We will walk you through the brewery and around the farm talking to you about why we chose to do things the way we do, all the while with a glass of our award winning beer in your hand. You will also have the opportunity to purchase bottles to go at the end of the tour. Please visit our website to sign up for the tour and to get directions to the brewery. We ask that you please give us 24 hrs notice if you need to cancel so that we can fill the spot with another interested party.

Everyone HAS to sign up through our website and each time slot is allotted for 20 people.

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Aug
20
Mon
BRD Youth Dance Workshop @ Firehouse Performing Arts Center
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am
BRD Youth Dance Workshop @ Firehouse Performing Arts Center | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Bellingham Repertory Dance (BRD) invites young dancers, entering grades 6-8, for a three day workshop overflowing with opportunities to develop their technique and expand their artistic expression. The BRD Youth Workshop provides a dynamic and friendly environment for students to get to know and dance with students from other schools and studios and to learn from the professional dancers of BRD. Participants should have some previous dance training for this intermediate workshop. The BRD Youth Dance Workshop will take place 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., August 20-22 at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center. For more information or to register, visit bhamrep.org/youth-programs.

Photo by Juliette Machado

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Contemporary Dance Class @ Firehouse Arts and Events Center
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am
Contemporary Dance Class @ Firehouse Arts and Events Center | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Open to all dancers on a drop-in or class card basis, this int/advanced dance focuses on body awareness, sensation, athleticism and artistry. Taught by rotating Bellingham Repertory Dance (BRD) members and occasional guest teachers, we invite any and all adult/teen dancers to come move with us in a completely welcoming and mixed-level atmosphere. These classes assume some background in modern, ballet, contemporary or jazz; however, all are welcome. A structured, accessible warm-up will be followed by skill-building and phrase work. More info at bhamrep.org

 

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Master Gardener Plant Diagnostic Clinic @ Bellingham Public Library
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Local Master Gardeners will be on hand each Monday evening at the Central Library to offer their gardening expertise to the public on a drop-in basis. Bring your gardening questions, samples or photos of unknown or problem plants, and other gardening questions or plans to the library, where Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer advice and plant diagnosis.

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Teen Program: Game Night @ Bellingham Public Library
Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for pizza and games, games, games! You’ll find party games, Wii open play, traditional games and more. For ages 12 to 23.

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Teen Swing @ ABCDance
Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Teen Swing @ ABCDance | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Swing class focuses on East Coast Swing, Charleston, Lindy Hop, and the solo jazz roots of the early swing era. We’ll be learning vintage line dances and their solo jazz steps along with the fundamentals of partner dancing. Each class will teach an element of swing technique in the context of a new move. No partner necessary.

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Monday Meditation @ Center for Mindful Use
Aug 20 @ 5:55 pm
Monday Meditation @ Center for Mindful Use | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Whether you are new to meditation or a veteran “sitter,” please join us every Monday evening in Bellingham’s Forum de Freedom as the CMU community gathers to practice stillness. Meditation unites mind, body and spirt, helping one tap into the deep state of relaxation, peace — and sometimes inspiration! — that exists within all of us.

Some have found mindful cannabis use an aid to meditation, helping calm the “monkey mind” and ground oneself in the present moment.

Our Monday Night Meditation could not be more simple. We meet. We greet. We take a seat. On most evenings, our practice includes our beautiful Tibetan crystal singing bowl, which invokes a state of deep relaxation that can naturally assist one in entering a meditative state.

And we always finish before 7:00 p.m.

This is not a meditation class, but during the “greet” we can share meditation practices that may assist those new to meditation.

Please arrive by 5:55 p.m. so we can begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Doors will be locked shortly after our meditation begins to minimize disturbance to other sitters.

Drop-ins welcome. Please bring your own meditation pillow (we do have a few first-come/first-serve loaners) or plan to use a chair. It all works. And it’s all free. (Inspired love donations always gratefully accepted.)

Please check www.mindfuluse.org for last-minute schedule changes.

Unless otherwise noted, events sponsored by the Center for Mindful Use are “Canna-friendly,” that is that our instructors neither encourage nor discourage cannabis use, but encourage guests to show up as they are. Please note that the use of cannabis while on CMU property is not currently permitted.

The Forum is located in the Center for Mindful Use behind Satori Cannabis Boutique, about a block NW of the Bham Farmer’s Market. Please use CMU’s separate side entrance located on Cornwall Avenue. Just over The Rainbow Bridge.

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Irish & Folk Mondays @ Boundary Bay Brewery
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Irish & Folk Mondays @ Boundary Bay Brewery | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Join host Jan Peters for cross-generational good times with an Irish Session and a concert featuring great artists and bands every Monday evening from June to September!
The evening starts with an open Irish music session from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., followed by the feature performance at 8:00 p.m.
Family-friendly! $5 suggested donation
Visit https://www.bbaybrewery.com/events for featured performances!
In the Beer Garden at Boundary Bay Brewery

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Irish & Folk Mondays
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Irish & Folk Mondays @ Bellingham | Washington | United States

Every Monday Jan Peters hosts an open Irish music from session from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., followed by a concert that is always very fine, fun and often stunning. The concerts feature artists that range from local and regional purveyors of fine acoustic traditional and trad-based folk music to national and internationally renown luminaries.

The session is a part of an ancient culture of oral tradition of learning and sharing within a cross-generational community context.

The wintertime venue for Irish & Folk Mondays is currently The Honeymoon:
http://www.honeymoonmeads.com

Now in my third season there, the Honeymoon provides a warm and cozy environ for intimate concerts and shows.

In the summertime we move out into the open air and fun of Boundary Bay Brewery’s lovely beer garden: https://www.bbaybrewery.com

Jan’s documentary on Mondays is a great watch and really shows what it’s all about:

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Aug
21
Tue
Play Date @ WCLS North Fork Library
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Play Date @ WCLS North Fork Library | Maple Falls | Washington | United States

For Ages birth to age five, 30 minutes. Families with young children play and create at this informal social time. Toys and materials will be provided.

 

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Preschool story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Join us on Tuesday mornings at Launching Success for Preschool story time. We start at 10:30 a.m. with a few stories and then a simple fun craft.

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Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am

Join us each week at Launching Success for our Preschool story time. We meet at 10:30 a.m. for some playtime and then we read a few stories together and do a fun craft. Story time last about 45 minutes. Your preschooler will love it!

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Children’s Summer Reading 2018 @ Bellingham Public Library
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm

B-I-N-G-O spells Summer Reading! Pick up a Summer Reading bingo card and set your own reading goal! Children ages birth – 5 are challenged to complete activities that get families talking, singing, reading, writing and playing together. Children in grades K – 6 are encouraged to read a variety of things over the summer, inspired by suggestions on the bingo card. Once the goal is met, come to the Bellingham Public Library to celebrate with a free book, mystery coupon from one of our Community Sponsors and Summer Reading Superstar Lives Here yard or poster sign!

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