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Jazz Jam Session @ Underground Coffeehouse
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

Free jazz sessions every other Monday night in the Underground Coffeehouse.  Bring your own gear and share the stage or watch the awesome performers.

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Lynden City Council Meeting @ Lynden City Hall
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May
1
Mon
Kayla White Paintings at the Inn at Lynden @ Inn at Lynden
May 1 @ 9:00 am
Kayla White Paintings at the Inn at Lynden @ Inn at Lynden | Lynden | Washington | United States

The Jansen Art Center, in partnership with the Inn at Lynden present an exhibit of Kayla White’s paintings, on display at the Inn at Lynden through June. Artwork is available for purchase through the Gallery Shop at the Jansen Art Center.

Kayla White grew up in the Methow Valley, WA and the outdoors and the history of the Cascade region have been a large source of inspiration for her work. She earned her M.F.A from Washington State University and has been included in various shows in the Northwest and was awarded a residency at Twispworks, in Twisp, Washington. Her work explores ideas of home, histories and community. She is curious about finding connections between seemingly disparate ideologies.

Read more about the artist on the Jansen Art Center’s website: www.jansenartcenter.org.

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Toddler Storytime @ WCLS Ferndale Library
May 1 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
Toddler Storytime @ WCLS Ferndale Library | Ferndale | Washington | United States

For ages 1-3, Toddler Storytime features concept books, simple stories, and opportunities for movement and interactive participation. Choose between identical programs at 9:45 or 10:30 a.m.

 

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Stories & Play @ WCLS Everson Library
May 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Stories & Play @ WCLS Everson Library | Everson | Washington | United States

For ages 3-5, Stories & Play begins with a Preschool Storytime, followed by open early learning play with a variety of activities and materials.

 

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Toddler Storytime @ WCLS Ferndale Library
May 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Storytime @ WCLS Ferndale Library | Ferndale | Washington | United States

For ages 1-3, Toddler Storytime features concept books, simple stories, and opportunities for movement and interactive participation. Choose between identical programs at 9:45 or 10:30 a.m.

 

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Little Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

 

Three sessions from 10:05 – 10:35, 10:35 – 11:05, 11:05 – 11:35

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Teen Swing @ ABCDance
May 1 @ 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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Learn How to Retire and Travel Free with Community Class at WCC @ Whatcom Community College
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Learn how to pursue your travel dreams and keep your retirement money in the bank with national speaker and travel expert Gina Henry. The 6-9:30 p.m. May 1 class is offered through Whatcom Community College’s Community & Continuing Education program.

Henry comes to Bellingham only once a year, bringing a wealth of information about free world travel for those retired, nearing retirement, changing careers, students, or anyone who likes the idea of making additional income to support their travel dream. Don’t miss this information-packed evening to discover more than 200 ways to make your vacations free. Learn about new career opportunities abroad, how to earn income while on vacation, retire abroad, maximize frequent flyer miles, organize trips, teach English at resorts, write articles, shoot photos, volunteer and much more.

Registration fee is $59 and includes a 100-page textbook (retail price $39.95) with resources to travel anywhere for free. To register call 360-383-3200 or enroll online whatcomcommunityed.com.

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Lindy Hap- Back to Basics @ ABCDance
May 1 @ 7:30 pm
Lindy Hap- Back to Basics @ ABCDance | Bellingham | Washington | United States

With more than 20 combined years of swing dancing in both Bellingham and Seattle, over a decade of teaching swing for WWU Swing Kids, 5 years of marriage and 2 young children, Kevin and Alissa Stock are ready to start a new adventure – sharing their love of Lindy Hop with the Bellingham community through ABCDance!

Their 5-week swing dance series “Lindy Hop: Back to Basics” is geared toward adults with no swing dancing experience or those who are familiar with some Lindy Hop moves but want more practice going over great fundamental principles. This 5-week series will cover foundation moves like Lindy Circle and Swing Out in-depth, and will build on those to train students on Promenades and Inside & Outside Turns. You do not need a partner to participate in this series!

Kevin and Alyssa’s teaching style emphasizes building connection and momentum with your dance partner(s). Their instruction also covers staying grounded in the music to grow both confidence and skill on the dance floor.

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S L O W : A Restorative Stretching Class @ Center for Mindful Use
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
S L O W : A Restorative Stretching Class @ Center for Mindful Use | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Space to Rest, Relax & Repair in Body, Mind & Heart.
Guided Stretching and Relaxation for All Bodies.

Learning to relax deeply can fundamentally change our life.
Softness in the body can often lead to softness in the mind. Spending regular time in relaxed states restores us to a more natural rhythm in movement, thought, feeling and presence. In this class, we will spend time on the floor on mats making shapes with the body and breath that encourage release. Discover new ways to feel good and encourage natural healing.

Herbal tea served post-practice.

Bring Your Own Exercise/Yoga Mat and towel or blanket (for support).
Dress comfy.
No Experience necessary
Free & Donation-based
Come As You Are

Guided by Jessi Rado, longtime explorer of the body, mind and heart, experienced movement guide, lover of rest as a form of meditation. Jessi also serves as a counselor and certified yoga teacher in diverse settings. Her life was greatly changed over eight years ago by discovering Restorative Yoga, a form of restful, mindful stretching. She has since aided people in discovering how relaxation can open the heart and support well-being.

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, however, that the use of cannabis while on CMU property is not currently permitted as per the lease.

First Mondays of the month // 7:30- 9 pm

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Open Mic Night @ Viking Union Underground Coffeehouse
May 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
May
2
Tue
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson Headlines LAW Advocates Event @ Northwood Hall
May 2 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Whether it’s fighting President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the United States from Muslim-majority countries or standing up to a flower shop owner who refused to serve a gay couple, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has established himself as a champion for civil rights – in the state and across the nation.

There couldn’t be a better keynote speaker for LAW Advocates’ breakfast fundraiser, said Michael Heatherly, the organization’s Executive Director.

“Since he was elected, his highest priority has been protecting people’s individual rights,” Heatherly said of Ferguson. “That’s perfectly in keeping with what our organization does.”

LAW Advocates helps about 1,000 people a year through legal clinics and with individual representation in many areas of law. The most popular programs include the domestic violence parenting plan clinic, landlord-tenant clinic, kinship custody clinic, homeless and disability outreach and Access ID, which helps people get official state identification.

“In a criminal case, constitutional law provides for a public defender,” Heatherly said. “There’s no law like that for civil cases. You’re on your own.”

The benefit breakfast is on May 2, the day after Law Day, a national day to celebrate the importance of the rule of law and how law and the legal process contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share. President Dwight D. Eisenhower established LAW day in 1958, and Congress designated May 1 as the official day to celebrate Law Day in 1961.

The breakfast is one of several events LAW Advocates has organized to celebrate its 30th year of providing civil legal aid to people in Whatcom County who can’t afford an attorney.

Attorney General Ferguson said organizations like LAW Advocates are essential.

“The law is a powerful tool, capable of both striking down unconstitutional executive orders and ensuring a victim of domestic violence has legal protection from her abuser,” Ferguson said. “But without organizations like LAW Advocates, this tool for justice and fairness is out of reach for too many.”

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EMERGING NATURE: Paintings by Mike Bathum @ Jansen Art Center
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
EMERGING NATURE: Paintings by Mike Bathum @ Jansen Art Center | Lynden | Washington | United States

The Jansen Art Center presents Emerging Nature: Paintings by Mike Bathum, on display in the Fine Arts Gallery through Friday, May 26, 2017.

Bathum received his BFA in graphic design from the University of Washington, MFA in painting and drawing from Fort Wright College and Masters of Spirituality and Christian Formation from Seattle University. His Bellingham studio, Artigiano, specializes in design, liturgical and fine art. His paintings and banners have appeared in galleries, churches, hospitals, and commercial properties throughout the Pacific Northwest, California, the East Coast and New Zealand.

Emerging Nature showcases Bathum’s recent works, in which he engages with the refined detail of wood surfaces: their color, patterns, texture and abstract natural designs. Wood is utilized as an active background in contrast with natural and man-made objects in the foreground such as leaves, flowers, shells, butterflies, pebbles, fruits and vegetables, presented in a trompe-l’oeil style.

You can read more about the artist at www.jansenartcenter.org

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Haunts of the Heart: Landscapes of Lynn Zimmerman @ Jansen Art Center
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Haunts of the Heart: Landscapes of Lynn Zimmerman @ Jansen Art Center | Lynden | Washington | United States

The Jansen Art Center welcomes artist Lynn Zimmerman in her first solo exhibit at the J, Haunts of the Heart: Landscapes of Lynn Zimmerman, in the Chamber Hall Gallery through May 26.

The paintings for this exhibit began as an adventure into the southern interior of British Columbia while artist Lynn Zimmerman worked on a photo story for Beautiful British Columbia magazine. Thousands of photographs later, she began painting from those images, which launched her into landscape painting. Zimmerman says, “My goal is that viewers will have an emotional response to my oil paintings. And with that will forever see light in the trees, colors in the sky and reflections in the water that otherwise would have gone unnoticed.”

To learn more about the artist, visit www.jansenartcenter.org

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Kayla White Paintings at the Inn at Lynden @ Inn at Lynden
May 2 @ 9:00 am
Kayla White Paintings at the Inn at Lynden @ Inn at Lynden | Lynden | Washington | United States

The Jansen Art Center, in partnership with the Inn at Lynden present an exhibit of Kayla White’s paintings, on display at the Inn at Lynden through June. Artwork is available for purchase through the Gallery Shop at the Jansen Art Center.

Kayla White grew up in the Methow Valley, WA and the outdoors and the history of the Cascade region have been a large source of inspiration for her work. She earned her M.F.A from Washington State University and has been included in various shows in the Northwest and was awarded a residency at Twispworks, in Twisp, Washington. Her work explores ideas of home, histories and community. She is curious about finding connections between seemingly disparate ideologies.

Read more about the artist on the Jansen Art Center’s website: www.jansenartcenter.org.

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Spring Juried Exhibit @ Jansen Art Center
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Spring Juried Exhibit @ Jansen Art Center | Lynden | Washington | United States

The Jansen Art Center is currently exhibiting our Spring Juried Exhibit featuring the work of 28 regional artists. The work spans a number of disciplines including painting (watercolor, acrylic, resin, oil), photography, textile arts (weaving, nuno felting, hand painted silk), jewelry, pastel, collage, computer art and pen & ink drawings.

This exhibit is on display throughout the main and 2nd floors of the Jansen Art Center common areas, Piano Lounge and Firehall Cafe. Through April 29, the exhibit space includes the Library Gallery. Starting May 4, the Library Gallery will feature the work of area high school students in the Promising Futures exhibit.

Artists included in the exhibit:

Beryl Adams (Bellingham)
Kendra Aldrich (Bellingham)
Jeff Aspnes (Bellingham)
Penny Bamford (Bellingham)
Irene Barclay (Ferndale)
Patti Barker (Friday Harbor)
Karla Kay Benjami (Arlington)
Monica Bretherton (Sumas)
Alyson Brown (Bellingham)
Dan Coombs (Bellingham)
Carla Ensink (Lynden)
Larry Gerber (Bellingham)
Susan Gorrie (Lynden)
Ria Harboe (Lummi Island)
Kathy Harvey (Bellingham)
Patricia Hemrich (Bellingham)
Ruth Hesse (Bellingham)
Colleen Hoffenbacker (Bellingham)
Stephen Hunter (Mt. Vernon)
Shawn Pagels (Bellingham)
James K. Papp (Bellingham)
John Parks (Anacortes)
Norman Riley (Bellingham)
John Sedgwick (Sedro Woolley)
Evelyn Turner (Lynden)
David Wadkins (Bellingham)
Peggy Woods (Anacortes)
Elizabeth Wonnacott (Blaine)

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Blaine Toddler Storytime @ Blaine Library
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Blaine Toddler Storytime @ Blaine Library | Blaine | Washington | United States

For ages 1-3, Toddler Storytime features concept books, simple stories, and opportunities for movement and interactive participation.

 

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Stories & Play @ WCLS Lynden Library
May 2 @ 10:30 am
Stories & Play @ WCLS Lynden Library | Lynden | Washington | United States

For ages 3-5, Stories & Play begins with a Preschool Storytime, followed by open early learning play with a variety of activities and materials.

 

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Story Time with Claire @ Village Books
May 2 @ 10:30 am
Story Time with Claire @ Village Books | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Join Claire in the Kids section every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for a half an hour of stories, songs, and movement as we read and get silly about books!

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Storytime @ WCLS North Fork Library
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Storytime @ WCLS North Fork Library | Maple Falls | Washington | United States

For ages 2-6, Storytime is an open program that combines the elements of Preschool and Toddler Storytimes, including something for everyone.

 

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Little Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

 

For ages birth – 3 with an adult

Storytime occurs 10:05 – 10:35, 10:35 – 11:05, and 11:05 – 11:35

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