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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Dec
13
Thu
Lynden Toddler Storytime @ WCLS Lynden Library
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am
Lynden Toddler Storytime @ WCLS Lynden Library | Lynden | Washington | United States

For ages 1-3, 20 minutes. Features concept books, simple stories and opportunities for movement and interactive participation. Meets twice each Thursday at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

 

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Preschool Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
Dec 13 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

 

For ages 3 – 5 with an adult

Two session: 10:15 – 10:45 and 11:00 – 11:30 am

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Ferndale Storytime @ WCLS Ferndale Library
Dec 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ferndale Storytime @ WCLS Ferndale Library | Ferndale | Washington | United States

For ages 2-6, 30 minutes. An open program that includes stories, rhymes and songs with opportunities for movement and interactive participation. Meets weekly.

 

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PreK Combo Dance Class @ ABCDance
Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
PreK Combo Dance Class @ ABCDance | Bellingham | Washington | United States

PreK Combo Class is a weekly class for students age 3-4. Class is designed to give your young dancer a head start in the discipline of dance. PreK Combo class is split in to two halves. The first half of class is focused on the basic techniques of Ballet, Jazz and Creative Movement, while the second half focuses on Rhythm and Tap.

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Live Music in the Piano Lounge @ Jansen Art Center
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Live Music in the Piano Lounge  @ Jansen Art Center  | Lynden | Washington | United States

Join us every Thursday night for Live Music in the Piano Lounge from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Support local artists while enjoying something delicious from the Firehall Cafe’s new menu. Kulshan Brewing on tap along with a variety of wines and appetizers.

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Hotel Bellwether Premiere Wine Tasting Series @ Hotel Bellwether
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Hotel Bellwether Premiere Wine Tasting Series @ Hotel Bellwether | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Come to the third installment of Hotel Bellwether’s 2018 Wine Tasting Series on Thursday, December 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. featuring the following wineries: Three Rivers, Chalk Hill, Four Graces and Terveri Cellars.

Each of our events will feature at least two different vineyards offering up their best wines for both tasting and purchase by the bottle. You’ll also be treated to the finest bites from the Lighthouse Grill, Hotel Bellwether’s waterside restaurant.

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WFCN’s Ken Gass Community Building Awards Dinner @ Bellingham Cruise Terminal
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Don’t miss WFCN’s Ken Gass Community Building Awards Dinner.

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Spanish Brass Christmas Concert @ Mount Baker Theatre
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm

Founded just shy of 30 years ago, Spanish Brass is one of the most dynamic and admired brass groups on the international music scene. They have participated in some of the most prestigious venues and festivals around the globe, and in 2017 the group received the I Bankia Music Talent Award in Spain for the most influential musical artists. Anticipate a sparkling and pitch-perfect evening from these masters of brass who have on their list of accomplishments 22 recordings and the founding of two international brass festivals.

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Open Mic Night with Jesse @ Boscoe's
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm

Open Mic Night with Jesse every Thursday. Come sing, tell jokes, read poetry, whatever you desire!!

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Dec
14
Fri
Ferndale Stories & Play @ WCLS Ferndale Library
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ferndale Stories & Play @ WCLS Ferndale Library | Ferndale | Washington | United States

For ages 3-5, 60 minutes. Begins with 30 minutes of storytime featuring stories, rhymes and songs that engage preschool children’s developing attention spans and understandings, followed by 30 minutes of open early learning play with a variety of activities and materials. Meets weekly.

 

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South Whatcom Stories & Play @ WCLS South Whatcom Library
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
South Whatcom Stories & Play @ WCLS South Whatcom Library | Bellingham | Washington | United States

For ages 3-5, 60 minutes. Begins with 30 minutes of storytime featuring stories, rhymes and songs that engage preschool children’s developing attention spans and understandings, followed by 30 minutes of open early learning play with a variety of activities and materials. Meets weekly on Fridays.

 

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The Lights of Christmas Festival @ Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm
The Lights of Christmas Festival @ Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center | Stanwood | Washington | United States

The Lights of Christmas is the largest holiday festival in the Pacific Northwest with over ONE MILLION lights, five entertainment stages, children’s activities, food and more! 21 nights in December 2018; 5-10 p.m. $16 ages 13-59, $13 seniors and military, $12 ages 4-12, and ages 3 and under are free. Overnight packages also available.

Dates: Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 6-9, 13-16, 19-23, 26-29
Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Event closes at 10:00 p.m.

Ticket can be purchased online or at the gate.
Group and tour group rates available by phone only. 800-228-6724

Lodging available! Why hurry home when you can spend the night? Take your time, stroll the grounds, watch every performance, sample food, ride the train twice! You can enjoy all of The Lights of Christmas General Admission then spend the night in comfortable lodging. The next morning you will enjoy a hot breakfast before heading home or doing more Christmas shopping. We’ll even provide you a special gift basket with treats for your trek. For rates and reservations visit https://www.thelightsofchristmas.com/stay-overnight.

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Come & Drum! A Weekly Drumming Circle @ Center for Mindful Use
Dec 14 @ 5:55 pm
Come & Drum! A Weekly Drumming Circle @ Center for Mindful Use | Bellingham | Massachusetts | United States

Every Friday, we gather in the Forum de Freedom at CMU at 5:55 p.m. for some good ole’ community time and a two-hour Drum Circle.

Some drums will be provided, but if you have your own — bring em! Feel free to bring other percussion instruments as well. No experience necessary.

And bring your friends! Drop-in’s welcome. Please arrive on time as outside doors may be locked shortly after the event starts.

This event is free and open to all. Love donations appreciated.

About the Teacher

Walking Spirit, Elizabeth Grace is an Intuitive Energy Worker and Wellness Advocate specializing in Whole; Mind, Body and Spiritual Wellness. Elizabeth harnesses daily the healing power of drumming, dance, mindful meditation, nature therapy, essential oils and Feng Shui, and is committed to applying these practices in her life daily as well as empowering others to find their own wellness rhythms. Elizabeth is a certified Matrix Energetics practitioner, and is also triple certified in Claircognizance, Clairsentience and Clairvoyance, all of which assist her with her energy healing work, and communication with spirit. You can find more information on scheduling an energy healing session with Walking Spirit, Elizabeth Grace by visiting her Facebook page.

Please check www.mindfuluse.org for last-minute schedule changes.
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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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BAAY Presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas @ Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm
BAAY Presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas @ Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth presents A Charlie Brown Christmas this December at the BAAY Theatre! This production will include all of your favorite characters from the original TV special, based on the comic strip by Charles M. Schulz. Spend time with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the whole Peanuts crew on their journey to learn the true meaning of the season.

Charlie Brown, who has a case of the holiday blues, works to direct a Christmas play and find the perfect tree. Follow the story as his friends support him through it all. A Charlie Brown Christmas will bring the whole family together and features direction and choreography by Lisa Markowitz with musical direction by Evan Ingalls. Don’t miss BAAY’s cast of performers ages 9-12 on December 7-9 and 14-16. Tickets and more information available at baay.org.

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Dec
15
Sat
WAHA Extended Office Hours for Open Enrollment @ WAHA
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
WAHA Extended Office Hours for Open Enrollment @ WAHA

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced that expanded opportunities to connect with in-person help are being introduced now in support of Washington Healthplanfinder’s #GetCoveredWA effort – a statewide campaign to get all Washingtonians signed up for health and dental plans before the open enrollment period ends on Dec. 15.More than 70 enrollment events hosted across Washington state will be staffed with trained navigators or brokers who can walk customers through the enrollment process. In Whatcom, Skagit, and Snohomish County, WAHA is providing enrollment opportunities to residents over the next two weeks.

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Sleighbells Ring – BelleWood’s Holiday Festival @ BelleWood Acres
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sleighbells Ring – BelleWood’s Holiday Festival @ BelleWood Acres | Lynden | Washington | United States

Don’t miss BelleWood’s Holiday Festival!

  • Santa Clause will be at BelleWood Acres December 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
  • Remember to bring your camera to capture that perfect moment.
  • Horse Drawn Trolley Rides – December 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Live Caroling – December 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.
  • Fresh Cut Trees and Wreaths – Noble Fir and Douglas Fir, delivered November 23. Shop early for best selection.
  • Cookie Crafting for the Kids.
  • Shop in our Country Store for those unique holiday decorations and gifts.
  • Enjoy breakfast or lunch in our Country Café – served daily 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Finish up your day, with a visit to our distillery! Our spirits make great gifts and add that extra special touch to your holiday celebration… Vodka, Gin, Brandy, Bruce and of course, our Pumpkin Spice Liqueur!
  • We will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

For more details go to www.bellewoodfarms.com

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Street Law/Access ID @ Bellingham Public Library
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Street Law is a free, drop-in, legal advice clinic where people can ask questions and get legal advice in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers. Demand for this clinic is high, so we recommend that attendees arrive on time to ensure being seen by an attorney. Law Advocates works with low income individuals to gain the proper documents needed to get a state ID card. For more information, visit www.lawadvocates.org or call LAW Advocates at 360-671-6079.

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BAAY Presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas @ Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm
BAAY Presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas @ Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth presents A Charlie Brown Christmas this December at the BAAY Theatre! This production will include all of your favorite characters from the original TV special, based on the comic strip by Charles M. Schulz. Spend time with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the whole Peanuts crew on their journey to learn the true meaning of the season.

Charlie Brown, who has a case of the holiday blues, works to direct a Christmas play and find the perfect tree. Follow the story as his friends support him through it all. A Charlie Brown Christmas will bring the whole family together and features direction and choreography by Lisa Markowitz with musical direction by Evan Ingalls. Don’t miss BAAY’s cast of performers ages 9-12 on December 7-9 and 14-16. Tickets and more information available at baay.org.

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One Starry Night at St. John’s Lutheran Church @ St. John's Lutheran Church
Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
One Starry Night at St. John's Lutheran Church @ St. John's Lutheran Church | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Visit the Little Town of Bethlehem.

St. John’s would like to extend a Christmas invitation for you and your family to see, taste and even smell what life was like when Jesus was born.

You’ll find stations and activities for all ages.
Our sanctuary will be open for quiet reflection and prayer.

This is a no-cost event – our gift to you!
(this is a self-guided / open house style event).
Information: 360-733-4190

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The Lights of Christmas Festival @ Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm
The Lights of Christmas Festival @ Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center | Stanwood | Washington | United States

The Lights of Christmas is the largest holiday festival in the Pacific Northwest with over ONE MILLION lights, five entertainment stages, children’s activities, food and more! 21 nights in December 2018; 5-10 p.m. $16 ages 13-59, $13 seniors and military, $12 ages 4-12, and ages 3 and under are free. Overnight packages also available.

Dates: Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 6-9, 13-16, 19-23, 26-29
Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Event closes at 10:00 p.m.

Ticket can be purchased online or at the gate.
Group and tour group rates available by phone only. 800-228-6724

Lodging available! Why hurry home when you can spend the night? Take your time, stroll the grounds, watch every performance, sample food, ride the train twice! You can enjoy all of The Lights of Christmas General Admission then spend the night in comfortable lodging. The next morning you will enjoy a hot breakfast before heading home or doing more Christmas shopping. We’ll even provide you a special gift basket with treats for your trek. For rates and reservations visit https://www.thelightsofchristmas.com/stay-overnight.

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BAAY Presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas @ Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm
BAAY Presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas @ Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth presents A Charlie Brown Christmas this December at the BAAY Theatre! This production will include all of your favorite characters from the original TV special, based on the comic strip by Charles M. Schulz. Spend time with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the whole Peanuts crew on their journey to learn the true meaning of the season.

Charlie Brown, who has a case of the holiday blues, works to direct a Christmas play and find the perfect tree. Follow the story as his friends support him through it all. A Charlie Brown Christmas will bring the whole family together and features direction and choreography by Lisa Markowitz with musical direction by Evan Ingalls. Don’t miss BAAY’s cast of performers ages 9-12 on December 7-9 and 14-16. Tickets and more information available at baay.org.

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Dec
16
Sun
Contemporary Dance Class @ Firehouse Arts and Events Center
Dec 16 @ 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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