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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Jul
23
Mon
Master Gardener Plant Diagnostic Clinic @ Bellingham Public Library
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Local Master Gardeners will be on hand each Monday evening at the Central Library this spring to offer their gardening expertise to the public on a drop-in basis. Bring your spring 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. Contact Deborah Brewer at dbrewer@cob.org or 360-778-7210 for more information.

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Pickford Film Center’s 20th Anniversary: “Shaolin Soccer” @ Pickford Film Center
Jul 23 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Pickford Film Center's 20th Anniversary: "Shaolin Soccer" @ Pickford Film Center | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Join us in celebrating 20 years of Pickford Film Center with one-night only screenings of 20 of our most popular films! Tickets are only $3.

“Get ready to kick some grass!” Stephen Chow’s action-packed comedy “Shaolin Soccer” follows a young Shaolin follower as he reunites with his brethren to form a soccer team, that packs a serious punch! This family-friendly film is the perfect sporty-summer screening.

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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
25
Wed
Kids’ Craft Fair @ WCLS South Whatcom Library
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kids' Craft Fair @ WCLS South Whatcom Library | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Homemade crafts and treats made by kids. Everything $5 or less.

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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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Gardening with Indigenous Microorganisms with Peter Jackson @ Chuckanut Center
Jul 29 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Gardening with Indigenous Microorganisms with Peter Jackson @ Chuckanut Center | Bellingham | Washington | United States

This class will be an introduction into culturing microbes from the forest under the umbrella term of Natural Farming. Also included will be some preparations of biofertilizers and homemade pest control solutions.
First part of class will be indoors classroom format, second part will be hands-on out in the garden area. Dress for weather (sun or rain). More details can be found on the website.
Pre-registration requested.

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

Local Master Gardeners will be on hand each Monday evening at the Central Library this spring to offer their gardening expertise to the public on a drop-in basis. Bring your spring 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. Contact Deborah Brewer at dbrewer@cob.org or 360-778-7210 for more information.

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Aug
4
Sat
Makayla’s Street Jam 3 on 3 Basketball @ Pioneer Pavilion
Aug 4 – Aug 5 all-day
Makayla's Street Jam 3 on 3 Basketball @ Pioneer Pavilion | Ferndale | Washington | United States

6th Annual 3on3 basketball tourney to honor Makayla Nicolaas & raise funds for Strong Against Cancer, supporting pediatric cancer research. (Aug. 4-5, 2018)

1st Grade – Adults, any athletic ability!

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Aug
6
Mon
Master Gardener Plant Diagnostic Clinic @ Bellingham Public Library
Aug 6 @ 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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Aug
7
Tue
Home Item Repair Workshop @ Bellingham Public Library
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Bring your broken household items to SkillShare at the Central Library and work with skilled volunteers from NW Free Repairs to learn how to repair them. Volunteers have experience repairing common household items such as toys, small kitchen appliances, electric tools and many other items that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Please note: broken items may not be dropped off to be repaired. Owners must be willing to participate in making the repairs with the assistance of the volunteers. For more information about NW Free Repairs, please visit https://nwfreerepairs.wordpress.com/.

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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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Aug
10
Fri
Whatcom Wallop Baseball Tournament @ Phillips 66 Fields
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm
Whatcom Wallop Baseball Tournament @ Phillips 66 Fields | Bellingham | Washington | United States

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County Athletics Department is proud to announce the conclusion of the spring/summer baseball season with a tournament specifically made for recreation league teams. We would like to invite all members of the community to come out and show support for our kids while they play the sport they love and close out the season.

Introducing the Whatcom Wallop!

What: Double Elimination – Recreation League Baseball Tournament
When: August 10—12
Where: Phillips 66 Fields, 5541 2nd Ave, Ferndale WA 98248
Who: Minors (9U/10U) and Majors (11U/12U) Rec League Teams

This event will be free to the public.

Early registration (prior to July 17) will be $200/ team.
Late registration (July 17-25) will be $250/team.

This tournament is open to all current summer teams, teams from our spring league who would like to come back together to play, and rec teams from leagues outside of Whatcom County. Secure your spot now!

Register Here

Tournament spots are first come first serve. Your team’s spot is not assured until payment is received and confirmed. Please mail checks to: Boys & Girls Clubs c/o Hanifah McGovern, 1616 Cornwall Ave Suite 111 Bellingham WA 98225.

For questions or other arrangements please email athletics@whatcomclubs.org.

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Aug
11
Sat
Pots with a Personal Touch – Hypertufa @ WCLS South Whatcom Library
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Pots with a Personal Touch - Hypertufa @ WCLS South Whatcom Library | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Hypertufa (pronounced hy-per-too-fuh) is a cement-based mixture that looks like stone when dry. We’ll use this versatile and lightweight material to to create pots and decorations for your gardens or decks. Bring some items that can serve as molds for your creations, or we’ll have a few things you can use. Space is limited; registration required.

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Whatcom Wallop Baseball Tournament @ Phillips 66 Fields
Aug 11 @ 9:00 pm
Whatcom Wallop Baseball Tournament @ Phillips 66 Fields | Bellingham | Washington | United States

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County Athletics Department is proud to announce the conclusion of the spring/summer baseball season with a tournament specifically made for recreation league teams. We would like to invite all members of the community to come out and show support for our kids while they play the sport they love and close out the season.

Introducing the Whatcom Wallop!

What: Double Elimination – Recreation League Baseball Tournament
When: August 10—12
Where: Phillips 66 Fields, 5541 2nd Ave, Ferndale WA 98248
Who: Minors (9U/10U) and Majors (11U/12U) Rec League Teams

This event will be free to the public.

Early registration (prior to July 17) will be $200/ team.
Late registration (July 17-25) will be $250/team.

This tournament is open to all current summer teams, teams from our spring league who would like to come back together to play, and rec teams from leagues outside of Whatcom County. Secure your spot now!

Register Here

Tournament spots are first come first serve. Your team’s spot is not assured until payment is received and confirmed. Please mail checks to: Boys & Girls Clubs c/o Hanifah McGovern, 1616 Cornwall Ave Suite 111 Bellingham WA 98225.

For questions or other arrangements please email athletics@whatcomclubs.org.

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Aug
12
Sun
SheJumps Wild Skills Mountain Bike Adventure: Bellingham @ Lake Padden Park
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am
SheJumps Wild Skills Mountain Bike Adventure: Bellingham @ Lake Padden Park | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Join us for a Wild Skills Adventure at Bellingham’s Lake Padden Park on Sunday, August 12!

SheJumps’ Wild Skills Adventures are open community events where parents/chaperones participate with the girls. Throughout the adventure, girls are introduced to a range of outdoor skills which include mountain biking, first aid, leave no trace, 10 essentials, shelter building and more. We strive to engage all generations in the sharing of knowledge and understanding. Connecting experience, energy and love for our natural places with the technical and survival skills girls need to get out and adventure.

Schedule for the Day:
The event start is a rolling one – where participants can show up as they want between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and move through the stations until they close at 2:00 p.m.
On the day of the event, you’ll register and get your specialized Wild Skills Adventure map which will guide you throughout the event. You start the day at the Lake Padden Park large shelter with a lesson in Leave No Trace principles and a ‘gear check’ to make sure you brought your 10 Essentials. From there you’ll proceed to the bike check & skills area where you’ll learn from our mountain biking experts.
From there you’ll make your way around the lake trail which takes you to different Adventure Stations set up throughout your journey. At each station, you’ll learn something new, have a challenge to figure out or get a treat. The Adventure Stations will allow girls and their families to put to practice areas of our Wild Skills curriculum including navigation, first aid and more.
Once you’ve completed the task at the station you’ll get a sticker and move along to the next. At the end of the hike, you’ll turn in your Adventure Map for a shot to win in the chance drawing!

Timeline:
10:00 Registration Opens/Adventure Stations open
12:00 Registration Closes
2:00 Adventure Stations close, End of event

Age:
This event is for girls ages 6-17 and their chaperones. We recommend girls under the age of 12 be accompanied by a responsible adult but this is at the parent/guardians discretion.

Trail Description:
An easy loop trail goes around the lake through open and wooded areas for 2.6 miles. Adventure Stations will be set up along the loop trail.
There are more advanced trails in the area to practice your skills on as well.
Parking
Use the East Entrance, off of Samish Way, East of Governor Rd. Proceed past the golf course entrance to the parking above the play area and ball field.

What to Bring:
Bicycle
Helmet
10 Essentials
Water
Sunscreen
Snacks and/or sack lunch
Helpful Tips
Wear comfortable footwear with good traction
Wear Sunscreen

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Whatcom Wallop Baseball Tournament @ Phillips 66 Fields
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm
Whatcom Wallop Baseball Tournament @ Phillips 66 Fields | Bellingham | Washington | United States

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County Athletics Department is proud to announce the conclusion of the spring/summer baseball season with a tournament specifically made for recreation league teams. We would like to invite all members of the community to come out and show support for our kids while they play the sport they love and close out the season.

Introducing the Whatcom Wallop!

What: Double Elimination – Recreation League Baseball Tournament
When: August 10—12
Where: Phillips 66 Fields, 5541 2nd Ave, Ferndale WA 98248
Who: Minors (9U/10U) and Majors (11U/12U) Rec League Teams

This event will be free to the public.

Early registration (prior to July 17) will be $200/ team.
Late registration (July 17-25) will be $250/team.

This tournament is open to all current summer teams, teams from our spring league who would like to come back together to play, and rec teams from leagues outside of Whatcom County. Secure your spot now!

Register Here

Tournament spots are first come first serve. Your team’s spot is not assured until payment is received and confirmed. Please mail checks to: Boys & Girls Clubs c/o Hanifah McGovern, 1616 Cornwall Ave Suite 111 Bellingham WA 98225.

For questions or other arrangements please email athletics@whatcomclubs.org.

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Aug
13
Mon
Master Gardener Plant Diagnostic Clinic @ Bellingham Public Library
Aug 13 @ 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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Aug
14
Tue
Home Item Repair Workshop @ Bellingham Public Library
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Bring your broken household items to SkillShare at the Central Library and work with skilled volunteers from NW Free Repairs to learn how to repair them. Volunteers have experience repairing common household items such as toys, small kitchen appliances, electric tools and many other items that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Please note: broken items may not be dropped off to be repaired. Owners must be willing to participate in making the repairs with the assistance of the volunteers. For more information about NW Free Repairs, please visit https://nwfreerepairs.wordpress.com/.

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Aug
16
Thu
Food Preservation Workshop @ Community Food Coop
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Food Preservation Workshop @ Community Food Coop | Bellingham | Washington | United States

FREE- but space is limited so reserve your spot. Gardeners, produce lovers and community members alike will learn how to preserve their in-season abundance from a local preservation expert. Cut down on food waste and increase food reserves for the whole year. Learn about different food preservation techniques, and which ones work best for produce that is overabundant in our area. We’ll dive into pickling, fermenting and freezing and end with a delicious live demo. Get ideas on how to squatch food waste and never let a tomato go moldy again!

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Aug
18
Sat
WWU Men’s Soccer vs. British Columbia @ Harrington Field
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm
WWU Men’s Soccer vs. British Columbia @ Harrington Field | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Cheer on WWU! General Admission: Adult – $8  | Western Student/Faculty/Staff/Senior 60+ – $5

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Aug
20
Mon
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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Aug
24
Fri
WWU Women’s Soccer vs. Victoria @ Harrington Field
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WWU Women's Soccer vs. Victoria @ Harrington Field | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Cheer on WWU Women’s Soccer!

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