Whatcom Events Calendar

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Feb
21
Wed
Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Come join us for a FREE workshop. An evening of play, creativity, storytelling and fun! We will do a selection of games and exercises from improvisational theater. All levels welcome, absolutely no experience necessary!

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Learn To Think On Your Feet! @ Improv Playworks Studio
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come join us for a FREE workshop. An evening of play, creativity, storytelling and fun! We will do a selection of games and exercises from improvisational theater. All levels welcome, absolutely no experience necessary! Adults & Teens 14+

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Love and Rockets Karaoke with Esme @ Boscoe's
Feb 21 @ 9:00 pm

Karaoke every Wednesday with Esme.

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Feb
22
Thu
Preschool Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
Feb 22 @ 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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Little Bodies Big Hearts Storytime @ WCLS Ferndale Library
Feb 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Little Bodies Big Hearts Storytime @ WCLS Ferndale Library | Ferndale | Washington | United States

For ages 2-6, 30 minutes. Explores feelings and emotions through story and song, developing social and emotional awareness critical for success in school.

 

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PreK Combo Dance Class @ ABCDance
Feb 22 @ 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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Teen Minecraft @ WCLS Blaine Library
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Teen Minecraft @ WCLS Blaine Library | Blaine | Washington | United States

Join in on this fun game and play with other Minecraft enthusiasts. You can use our library laptops and accounts or use your own. For grades 6-12.

 

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Everson LEGO Robotics Club @ WCLS Everson Library
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Everson LEGO Robotics Club @ WCLS Everson Library | Everson | Washington | United States

Have you heard about LEGO MINDSTORMS® ? Wish you could build a robot? Want to do some programming? If you said yes to any of those questions, the LEGO Robotics Club may be for you! Create a team and schedule time in the library to do challenges. Then meet with other teams the 4th Thursday of each month to show off your awesome projects. Call the library for information or to sign up your team. For ages 10 and up.

 

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Live Music in the Piano Lounge @ Jansen Art Center
Feb 22 @ 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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Love is in the Air Story Share: @ WCLS South Whatcom Library
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Love is in the Air Story Share: @ WCLS South Whatcom Library

Do you have an infatuation with romance fiction? Join us for a fun-filled discussion of the books you love, relish and adulate from the most amorous genre. Bring the books you would like to talk about or share, and we will provide the chocolate.

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Live at the Piano Lounge – Jeff “Elvis” Fuller @ Jansen Art Center
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday nights, the J invites you to enjoy free live music in the piano lounge from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Firehall Cafe at the J offers their full menu of food and beverages until 9:00 p.m. Curated by local musician Victor Pruner, the Live at the Piano Lounge series is designed to bring a variety of local musicians to engage the community.

JEFFREY ELVIS UNPLUGGED is a tribute show featuring Jeffrey Fullner as Elvis Presley. The performance captures the very heart of a long lost era, driven by the best heart and soul of the best American performer and entertainer of all time, Elvis Presley. Not only does Jeffrey naturally look like Elvis, his atomic voice and personality are hard to distinguish from the King himself.

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Paint and Wine Night: Feb 22 @ Jansen Art Center
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Arrive empty handed and enjoy a night of painting and fun! You will leave the studio at the end of the evening with a completed painting of your own. Full guidance and instruction will be given throughout the class to paint a landscape.

This session is appropriate for the complete beginner as well as the more experienced painter, basic painting principles will be taught throughout the evening

*Wine will be offered at extra charge

Registration Deadline: 1:00 p.m. on February 22

Ages: Adults and Teens 16+

Class Fees:
Members: $27.00
Non-Members: $30.00

Instructor: Elizabeth Larson

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Whatcom Town Hall: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion @ Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Whatcom Town Hall: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, an event designed to foster dialogue about building a culturally responsive and community-informed business

The Community Food Co-op invites you to join us in a very important discussion that will aid the Co-op Board directors in defining issues and goals for further exploration and action as we began a process to engage with the community in building a socially responsible business. Voice YOUR opinion on how we can build a business that is truly welcoming to all members of our community. No advance preparation needed. Your personal experience is all you need to participate.

Internally, we have been building our foundational knowledge with trainings on Racial Equity, Race and Privilege, and Colonialism. Now we are gearing up to incorporate this knowledge throughout our cooperative.
This is the beginning of community-informed action. This is the start of a public conversation, which at its root is in line with our cooperative model.

If you feel uncertain or have questions, please reach out. Even more importantly, come to the Town Hall.

We hope you can join us! Please share this invitation with your friends, neighbors and community.

About the facilitator: Dr. Breyan Haizlip has been described as, “an educator that models bravery as she brilliantly facilitates a culturally affirming environment that challenges candid dialogue surrounding the most taboo issues in culture in her presentations,” by the National Center for Multicultural Education. Her repertoire of international and national presentations and publications in the areas of multicultural counseling research, cultural responsivity, gender and racial intersectionality, and social justice advocacy as a conduit for educational reform, has guided her work in community settings. When selecting the facilitator for the event, Dr. Breyan Haizlip was selected to help guide us through this conversation, specifically because she does not shy away from the courageous conversations we need to have in order to learn and inform ourselves.

Addition Considerations: ASL and Spanish interpretation, snacks and refreshments will be provided. Children are welcome, with supervised child-centered activities available for kids aged 3-12.

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Fun with LEGO Robotics @ WCLS Blaine Library
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Fun with LEGO Robotics @ WCLS Blaine Library | Blaine | Washington | United States

Build awesome LEGO MINDSTORMS® robots and learn to program them to take on cool challenges. For all enthusiasts ages 10 to adult.

 

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A Murder Is Announced @ Claire vg Thomas Theatre
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm
A Murder Is Announced @ Claire vg Thomas Theatre | Lynden | Washington | United States

Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, A Murder Is Announced opens at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre in Lynden. There are few better ways to spend a winter’s evening (or afternoon) than to be immersed in the delightful world of a classic English murder mystery by Agatha Christie. An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house’s several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. A Murder Is Announced will immerse you in a puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution at some risk to herself in a dramatic confrontation just before the final curtain!

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House Concert with Dana Lyons @ Chuckanut Center
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
House Concert with Dana Lyons @ Chuckanut Center | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Dana Lyons has been living on Bellingham’s southside for decades but he’s also traveled the world sharing his passion for environmental and social justice issues. This will be a special treat to see him in such an intimate setting.

Doors open at 7:00. Show starts promptly at 7:30.

Tickets sold only at the door. $15-$25 (sliding scale).
Nobody turned away for lack of funds, but seating is limited.
Catch up with Dana’s life at: https://cowswithguns.com/shows/4695/

 

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Jansen Jazz Band @ Jansen Art Center
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm

The popular Jansen Jazz Band returns to the Chamber Hall for their winter performance on Thursday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Under the direction of Steve Herrick, this group performs a new collection of songs in a big band jazz style for each of their concerts. Herrick is happy to announce that the community band is welcoming three new players for this session: Drew Pearson on Clarinet, David Miner on trumpet and Chuck Perry on trombone. Returning is veteran trumpet player Ed DeVaney who will be featured in a nice arrangement of My Funny Valentine.

Herrick contributes the continuing success of the band to the veteran players of the group. “These returning players are the behind the curtains, indispensable musicians that keep the group going and growing. Without them each session would be a from scratch adventure.”

The program for the February performance has a great selection of tunes from pop, swing, rock and jazz standards. Bonnie VanderYacht will be featured vocalist on a Michael Buble tune Everything.

The February performance will include the following musicians and vocalists:
Fabrizio Antonello, Ed Devaney, Eric Hirst, Norma Jean Howlett, Steve Kelly, Louise Kolstad, Julie Kroontje, David Laws, Larry Miller, David Miner, Amanda Moore, Mitch Moquin, Helen Norman, David Payne, Drew Pearson, Chuck Perry, John Rutgers, Dan Steelquist, Oskar Toften, Quinn VandeHoff, Bonnie VanderYacht, Erik Vanerstrom, Emily VanRy, Pete Wells

Tickets for the performance are $10 and are available at the Jansen Art Center or online at www.jansenartcenter.org. Proceeds from the concert fund the continuation of this important community music program.

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Open Mic Night with Jesse @ Boscoe's
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm

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

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Feb
23
Fri
Outdoor Recreation Summit @ Bellingham Technical College
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Outdoor Recreation Summit @ Bellingham Technical College | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Building on momentum at the state and national level we are bringing Recreation Industry Professionals – retailers, manufacturers, tourism promoters, land managers and stewardship organizations – together to explore and share ways to grow and promote Washington State’s flourishing recreation economy.
In addition to speakers and panels we have built in facilitated conversations, peer sharing and intentional open space for the magic that happens when you build connections and create opportunities outside your usual circle.

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Baby Storytime @ WCLS Lynden Library
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Baby Storytime @ WCLS Lynden Library | Lynden | Washington | United States

For ages 0-18 months, 60 minutes. A time to wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes and activities that plant the seeds for a love of stories. Playtime included. Older siblings welcome!

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Ferndale Stories and Play @ WCLS Ferndale Library
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Ferndale Stories and Play @ WCLS Ferndale Library | Ferndale | Washington | United States

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. For ages 3-5, 60 minutes.

 

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Teen Fab Fridays @ WCLS Everson Library
Feb 23 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Teen Fab Fridays @ WCLS Everson Library | Everson | Washington | United States

Play Minecraft or board games, make a craft, or just come hang out. For grades 6-12.

 

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