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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Apr
22
Sun
Cedar Dust Alley @ Boundary Bay Brewery
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cedar Dust Alley @ Boundary Bay Brewery | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Get ready to have a radical time as we turn our alley into a Mountain Bike playground and festival! During Bellingham Beer Week, this event will raise funds for WMBC Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition, and we’re shutting down the alley behind Boundary Bay for…BIKES…BIKES and BIKES.

Here’s what you’ll experience:

-Live music by Hot Damn Scandal at 2:30 p.m. (Free and All Ages!)
-Exclusive Galbraith Mountain Series Beers on tap (Taplist coming soon)
-Mountain Bike Skills Course by Chris Mellick (RRAD)
-Bike Demos by Jack’s Bicycle Center
-Competitions
-Jump demos by local mountain bike pros
-Raffles and Giveaways, including a BRAND NEW KIDS GIANT MOUNTAIN BIKE!!!!
-Info Fair and More!

Special thanks to Jack’s Bicycle Center for their support!

This event is free and family friendly.

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Apr
28
Sat
Hydrangeas 101 @ The Garden Spot Nursery
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Hydrangeas 101 @ The Garden Spot Nursery | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Hydrangeas are a timeless classic. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about these colorful shrubs. Jill Porter of Baileys Nursery will share her years of experience, introducing new and old favorite varieties, along with information on their care and pruning. Class is free.

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Growing Dry Beans & Grains in Whatcom County @ Chuckanut Center
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Growing Dry Beans & Grains in Whatcom County @ Chuckanut Center | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Krista Rome, owner/operator of local organic seed company Resilient Seeds, will present the ins and outs of growing dry legumes and grains in our cool Pacific Northwest climate.

After four years of intensive variety trials and in her 10th year of growing these crops in Whatcom County, Krista has plenty of tips to share. From variety choice to planting dates, harvest tools to low-tech threshing and seed cleaning, Krista will send you on your way with confidence to grow your own year round protein-rich staple crops. After her approximately one hour presentation, together we will plant a few plots of favored dry legumes and grains at the Chuckanut Center gardens for gardeners to tend and learn from this summer.

*Krista will also bring seeds for sale (including local heirlooms that you won’t find elsewhere); you can order ahead of time to ensure availability at www.resilient-seeds.com.

Locally grown dry beans and grains are the building blocks for a low-impact, high protein diet, are easy to grow and store well long-term. Beans and grains can assist with building soil health when used in crop rotations. Dry beans and grains are also an easy introduction to backyard seed saving for personal and community-based food/seed security.

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May
5
Sat
Invasive Forest Weed Control Field Practicum @ Alexander Ross Tree Farm
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Invasive Forest Weed Control Field Practicum @ Alexander Ross Tree Farm | Bellingham | Washington | United States

At this field practicum, you will learn to identify and control some of the most common invasive weeds that cause economic and environmental damage in forests, such as blackberries, knotweed, Scotch broom, tansy ragwort, herb Robert and more. The practicum will cover both chemical and non-chemical control options.

This practicum is completely field based and centered around hands-on learning. After safety briefings, you will don protective gear (provided) to watch demonstrations and then do hands-on practicing of multiple control techniques, such as hand-pulling, root digging, wrenching, foliar sprays, cut stump treatments and stem injection. You will learn about how to use herbicides safely and effectively, including what products to use for specific weeds and where to get those products, how to read a label, proper safety equipment, avoiding environmental damage, pesticide laws, tank mixing, calibrating a sprayer for the proper application rate and clean-up.

$15 per person, $25 per couple before April 21.

$25 per person and $35 per couple thereafter.

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Learn to Grow a Vegetable Garden @ WCLS North Fork Library
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Learn to Grow a Vegetable Garden @ WCLS North Fork Library | Maple Falls | Washington | United States

Vegetable gardening is about more than planting seeds! Join staff from Cloud Mountain Farm Center for a practical overview of how to successfully grow a wide variety of produce throughout the year. The workshop will cover how to get your garden started, from buying seeds and plant starts and planning your plantings, to managing your soil and fertility inputs and timing for multiple harvests.

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Landscaping for Native Pollinators @ WCLS South Whatcom Library
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Landscaping for Native Pollinators @ WCLS South Whatcom Library | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Pollinators need homes and food. The WSU Whatcom Master Gardeners will show you how to create a little bit of bee heaven in your backyard.

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May
6
Sun
Growing Veterans Organic Plant Sale @ BelleWood Acres
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Growing Veterans Organic Plant Sale @ BelleWood Acres | Lynden | Washington | United States

Bellewood Acres is partnering with Growing Veterans to provide the community with a great selection of organic vegetable plants.
Proceeds help fund the Growing Veterans dirt therapy program.

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May
12
Sat
Bokashi: Indoor Food Waste Composting @ WCLS North Fork Library
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Bokashi: Indoor Food Waste Composting @ WCLS North Fork Library | Maple Falls | Washington | United States

Bokashi is a fermentation process which pickles your food waste (including meat, cheese, dairy and citrus) indoors, year-round, without turning or requiring much space. The fermentation creates a nutrient rich pre-compost that is then added to soil. In this class, Nicole Styles will teach participants how to set up their own Bokashi composting system.

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May
19
Sat
Cascade Cuts Plant Sale @ Cascade Cuts Nursery
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cascade Cuts Plant Sale @ Cascade Cuts Nursery  | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Get your garden going, reinvigorate your yard and spruce up your front porch with an amazing array of flowers and plants – and all for a good cause! Peruse the 12 huge greenhouses packed with perennials, annuals and colorful ornamentals.

Discover new culinary and medicinal herbs, delight in dozens of varieties of lavender, basil and more. It’s a treasure trove for budding landscapers, with an endless array of flowers and landscaping plants to choose from including outrageous hanging baskets, in dozens of varieties and colors.

Vegetable starts will also be available, donated by Joe’s Garden, be sure to get there early to find your favorite tomato variety.

The Cascade Cuts Plant Sale is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Sustainable Connections’ Food & Farming Program. All proceeds go to support Sustainable Connections local food and farmer initiatives.

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May
20
Sun
WWU Women’s Soccer Spring ID Camp @ Harrington Field at WWU
May 20 @ 12:00 pm

High school and college age girls interested in playing collegiate soccer
Cost: $135

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Jun
22
Fri
WWU Men’s Basketball High School Team Camp @ Carver Gym at WWU
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm

High school teams ONLY
$165-$225 depending on commuter or overnight campers

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Jul
1
Sun
WWU Women’s Volleyball Individual Camp @ Carver Gym at WWU
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm

Open to all girls entering 6th grade and up
Overnight camper cost: $330
Commuter cost: $285

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Jul
4
Wed
WWU Volleyball High School Team Camp @ Carver Gym at WWU
Jul 4 @ 12:00 pm

Only high school coaches are eligible to register their teams.

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Jul
5
Thu
WWU Women’s Softball Elite Overnight Camp @ Viking Field at WWU
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am

Open to all high school girls
Cost: $375

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Jul
8
Sun
WWU Women’s Basketball Individual Camp @ Carver Gym at WWU
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm

Open to girls entering 5th-12th grade
Cost: $225-$375 depending on commuter/overnight camper

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Jul
9
Mon
WWU Women’s Soccer Premier Soccer Day Camp @ Harrington Field at WWU
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm

Open to boys and girls ages 8-14
Cost: $245 individual, $210 team price (10 or more players signing up together)

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Jul
12
Thu
WWU Volleyball Elite Camp @ Carver Gym at WWU
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm

Open to girls 9th grade and up
Overnight camper cost: $280

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Jul
15
Sun
WWU Women’s Basketball High School Team Camp @ Carver Gym at WWU
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm

Open to all girls’ high school basketball teams
Cost: $225-$375 depending on commuter/ overnight camper

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Jul
17
Tue
WWU Women’s Softball Youth Camp @ Viking Field at WWU
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm

Open to all girls entering 2nd-8th grade
Cost: $125

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Jul
24
Tue
WWU Men’s Soccer High School Camp @ Harrington Field at WWU
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm

Ages 9th grade through 12th grade boys ONLY
Cost: $450 residential, $425 commuter

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Jul
29
Sun
WWU Men’s Basketball Individual Camp @ Carver Gym at WWU
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm

High school boys only
Cost: $230-$340 depending on commuter/ overnight camper

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Aug
8
Wed
WWU Women’s Soccer Blue Chip College ID Camp @ Harrington Field at WWU
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm

Open to high school and college age girls interested in playing collegiate soccer
Cost: $305 commuter, $345 residential

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