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
18
Wed
Everyday Yoga @ Center for Mindful Use
Jul 18 @ 5:55 pm

All-levels yoga postures and teachings for the everyday person. Join us every Wednesday at 5:55 p.m. in the Forum de Freedom to learn the practice of yoga in simple language.

Yoga is a practice that helps us access a state of integration and wholeness inside ourselves. It is not just for the flexible, although it will build flexibility. It is not just for the meditator, although it will teach you to meditate. If you can breathe, you can practice yoga.

Come join The Heart School, a depth yoga school for everyday people, as we learn and practice the whole-person experience of yoga together. Yoga asana (postures), breathwork (pranayama), meditation and philosophy.

*Must bring your own mat*

Please arrive on time. Doors will be locked soon after our practice begins to minimize disturbance.

Drop-ins welcome. The class is free with inspired love donations gratefully accepted.

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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An Evening with Twin Sisters Creamery @ Twin Sisters Creamery
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening with Twin Sisters Creamery @ Twin Sisters Creamery | Ferndale | Washington | United States

Enjoy an evening of wine and cheeses paired by a certified local cheese maker and learn the inside scoop on Unity Care NW’s new North Whatcom Health Center. Ten percent of any purchases this evening will support Unity Care NW.

Only 30 spots available!

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Jul
20
Fri
Curt Maberry Memorial Classic 3 on 3 Tournament @ Razz Fest
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm
Curt Maberry Memorial Classic 3 on 3 Tournament @ Razz Fest | Lynden | Washington | United States

The 20th Anniversary Curt Maberry Memorial Classic 3 on 3 Tournament is held in conjunction with the Northwest Raspberry Festival which attracts thousands of people to town. Kindergarten through second grade youth will be entered into the Rookie Razz; Rookie Razz kids play all day on Friday only.

Grades 3-12 and adults play in the regular 3on3 Razz.

The 3on3 promotes sportsmanship as a crucial aspect of the tournament. All teams are guaranteed a minimum of three games. Divisions are based on gender, school grade, age, men’s competitive and men’s recreational. Four Players to one team only. All entry fees from the 3on3 go directly to the Lynden Chamber of Commerce, in supporting community events.

Come on downtown and play or cheer on your favorite basketball team! We look forward to seeing you! A special thanks to our many sponsors and volunteers ~ this event couldn’t happen without you!!

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Jul
21
Sat
Curt Maberry Memorial Classic 3 on 3 Tournament @ Razz Fest
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am
Curt Maberry Memorial Classic 3 on 3 Tournament @ Razz Fest | Lynden | Washington | United States

The 20th Anniversary Curt Maberry Memorial Classic 3 on 3 Tournament is held in conjunction with the Northwest Raspberry Festival which attracts thousands of people to town. Kindergarten through second grade youth will be entered into the Rookie Razz; Rookie Razz kids play all day on Friday only.

Grades 3-12 and adults play in the regular 3on3 Razz.

The 3on3 promotes sportsmanship as a crucial aspect of the tournament. All teams are guaranteed a minimum of three games. Divisions are based on gender, school grade, age, men’s competitive and men’s recreational. Four Players to one team only. All entry fees from the 3on3 go directly to the Lynden Chamber of Commerce, in supporting community events.

Come on downtown and play or cheer on your favorite basketball team! We look forward to seeing you! A special thanks to our many sponsors and volunteers ~ this event couldn’t happen without you!!

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Jul
23
Mon
Monday Meditation @ Center for Mindful Use
Jul 23 @ 5:55 pm
Monday Meditation @ Center for Mindful Use | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Whether you are new to meditation or a veteran “sitter,” please join us every Monday evening in Bellingham’s Forum de Freedom as the CMU community gathers to practice stillness. Meditation unites mind, body and spirt, helping one tap into the deep state of relaxation, peace — and sometimes inspiration! — that exists within all of us.

Some have found mindful cannabis use an aid to meditation, helping calm the “monkey mind” and ground oneself in the present moment.

Our Monday Night Meditation could not be more simple. We meet. We greet. We take a seat. On most evenings, our practice includes our beautiful Tibetan crystal singing bowl, which invokes a state of deep relaxation that can naturally assist one in entering a meditative state.

And we always finish before 7:00 p.m.

This is not a meditation class, but during the “greet” we can share meditation practices that may assist those new to meditation.

Please arrive by 5:55 p.m. so we can begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Doors will be locked shortly after our meditation begins to minimize disturbance to other sitters.

Drop-ins welcome. Please bring your own meditation pillow (we do have a few first-come/first-serve loaners) or plan to use a chair. It all works. And it’s all free. (Inspired love donations always gratefully accepted.)

Please check www.mindfuluse.org for last-minute schedule changes.

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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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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Chair Tai Chi @ Bellingham Public Library
Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Chair Tai Chi uses all of the concepts and flowing choreographed movements of standing Tai Chi except it is performed in a seated position. Chair Tai Chi is a good mind body exercise for people of all ages. It is often called “Meditation in Motion” because it connects the mind and the body to achieve health and well-being. Chair Chi, as it is often called, is an excellent exercise for people who may have concerns about balance and want to improve their stability. For some, these concerns arise after a fall and worry that it might happen again. For others, arthritis or other physical issues prevent standing and moving for lengths of time. Chair Chi is perfect for people who live in small places but want to do a daily exercise. In this session, the presenter will teach the participants a set of movements that can be done at home. Take-home materials will be provided. For more information, contact Jenni at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

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Create a Personal Altar for Transformation @ Ayurvedic Health Center
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Create a Personal Altar for Transformation @ Ayurvedic Health Center | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Altars offer a simple yet profound—and deeply personal—way to focus an intention or desire. Using the 5-Element theory of Vastu Shastra (a sister science to Ayurveda), we will each create a personal altar with the focus of supporting transformation.

Things of beauty and joy, altars are a wonderful way to remind yourself of what you are working towards and to keep bringing you back regardless of life’s many distractions.

Color, light, fragrance, texture, direction, imagery and balance are all used in creating an altar, be it plain or exuberant. Class instructor Katrina Svoboda Johnson has created many altars over the years. Some of them live on windowsills with only a few objects; others are sprawling endeavors spilling over with life.

*Please bring with you a small personal item that represents transformation. This can be an image or object. This can be something that you have created or that has been given to you. You will use this as one element in the creation of your altar.

*Class registration fee includes a materials fee.

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Jul
25
Wed
Everyday Yoga @ Center for Mindful Use
Jul 25 @ 5:55 pm

All-levels yoga postures and teachings for the everyday person. Join us every Wednesday at 5:55 p.m. in the Forum de Freedom to learn the practice of yoga in simple language.

Yoga is a practice that helps us access a state of integration and wholeness inside ourselves. It is not just for the flexible, although it will build flexibility. It is not just for the meditator, although it will teach you to meditate. If you can breathe, you can practice yoga.

Come join The Heart School, a depth yoga school for everyday people, as we learn and practice the whole-person experience of yoga together. Yoga asana (postures), breathwork (pranayama), meditation and philosophy.

*Must bring your own mat*

Please arrive on time. Doors will be locked soon after our practice begins to minimize disturbance.

Drop-ins welcome. The class is free with inspired love donations gratefully accepted.

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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Jul
26
Thu
Sports Shorts – An Evening of Outdoor Adventure Short Films Directed by Women @ Fairhaven Village Green
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

An evening of outdoor adventure short films directed by women with food and fitness-related activities. Start with a bike/run at 6:00 p.m. from the Herald Building to Fairhaven (Big Love Juice locations) via Shifting Gears, a new non-profit to promote welcoming recreation. Food available at Big Love Juice and Ovn in Fairhaven. Live music and giveaways from sponsors proceeds the films starting at 9:00 p.m. on the Green. Three all-ages family-friendly 20-minute-long films include: “Shift” of indigenous Yukon youth turning a trail into a world-class mountain biking course, “Choices” of rock climber/base jumper Steph Davis and “The Mirnavator” featuring an inspirational and unique runner. Suggested donation of $5 benefits sponsor CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival based in Bellingham which celebrates and showcases exceptional films by women.

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Chanting for Transformation @ Ayurvedic Health Center
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Chanting for Transformation @ Ayurvedic Health Center | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Eclipses often bring about dramatic change or sudden transformation.

The summer of 2018 features three eclipses: two in July (12/13 and 27) and one in August (11).

The total lunar eclipse which will take place on July 27 is particularly interesting because it falls *very* close to Ketu and retrograde Mars, which are transiting the Capricorn/Cancer axis.

Mars is a planet of the warrior, of vigor and vitality. Mars likes to get things done—preferably yesterday. Mars signifies assertiveness, competition, leadership and ambition. Mars runs hot and is a Pitta planet. Mars is currently in its strongest sign in Capricorn, and it is retrograde. A retrograde planet expresses its energy more intensely than when it is in a direct motion.

Ketu (aka the south node of the moon) is also a very hot planet. It signifies philosophy, spirituality and religion, renunciation, letting go and withdrawing. Ketu is also one of the planets of warfare.

When you put Mars and Ketu together, you can get an incendiary combination. Add to that a point of transformation in the form of a strong eclipse and, well, you see the potential for a flame-thrower-like experience that is less than pleasant.

Fortunately, there is a positive side to a Mars-Ketu combination. This pairing favors anything that promotes the flow of subtle energy: yoga, tai chi, meditation, pranayama, acupuncture, vastu shastra, walking in nature and chanting mantra.

In light of this, let us come together to chant for peace and equanimity during this potentially turbulent time so that calmer cooler heads may prevail.

We will chant the Gyatr mantra, which is a mantra that by its very meter and rhythm lends protection and promotes the flow of subtle energy. Use of the Gyatr Mantra is widespread throughout the world. The Vedas say “To chant the Gyatr mantra purifies the chanter. To listen to the Gyatr mantra purifies the listener.”

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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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Jul
30
Mon
Monday Meditation @ Center for Mindful Use
Jul 30 @ 5:55 pm
Monday Meditation @ Center for Mindful Use | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Whether you are new to meditation or a veteran “sitter,” please join us every Monday evening in Bellingham’s Forum de Freedom as the CMU community gathers to practice stillness. Meditation unites mind, body and spirt, helping one tap into the deep state of relaxation, peace — and sometimes inspiration! — that exists within all of us.

Some have found mindful cannabis use an aid to meditation, helping calm the “monkey mind” and ground oneself in the present moment.

Our Monday Night Meditation could not be more simple. We meet. We greet. We take a seat. On most evenings, our practice includes our beautiful Tibetan crystal singing bowl, which invokes a state of deep relaxation that can naturally assist one in entering a meditative state.

And we always finish before 7:00 p.m.

This is not a meditation class, but during the “greet” we can share meditation practices that may assist those new to meditation.

Please arrive by 5:55 p.m. so we can begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Doors will be locked shortly after our meditation begins to minimize disturbance to other sitters.

Drop-ins welcome. Please bring your own meditation pillow (we do have a few first-come/first-serve loaners) or plan to use a chair. It all works. And it’s all free. (Inspired love donations always gratefully accepted.)

Please check www.mindfuluse.org for last-minute schedule changes.

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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Jul
31
Tue
Chair Tai Chi @ Bellingham Public Library
Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Chair Tai Chi uses all of the concepts and flowing choreographed movements of standing Tai Chi except it is performed in a seated position. Chair Tai Chi is a good mind body exercise for people of all ages. It is often called “Meditation in Motion” because it connects the mind and the body to achieve health and well-being. Chair Chi, as it is often called, is an excellent exercise for people who may have concerns about balance and want to improve their stability. For some, these concerns arise after a fall and worry that it might happen again. For others, arthritis or other physical issues prevent standing and moving for lengths of time. Chair Chi is perfect for people who live in small places but want to do a daily exercise. In this session, the presenter will teach the participants a set of movements that can be done at home. Take-home materials will be provided. For more information, contact Jenni at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

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Aug
1
Wed
Everyday Yoga @ Center for Mindful Use
Aug 1 @ 5:55 pm

All-levels yoga postures and teachings for the everyday person. Join us every Wednesday at 5:55 p.m. in the Forum de Freedom to learn the practice of yoga in simple language.

Yoga is a practice that helps us access a state of integration and wholeness inside ourselves. It is not just for the flexible, although it will build flexibility. It is not just for the meditator, although it will teach you to meditate. If you can breathe, you can practice yoga.

Come join The Heart School, a depth yoga school for everyday people, as we learn and practice the whole-person experience of yoga together. Yoga asana (postures), breathwork (pranayama), meditation and philosophy.

*Must bring your own mat*

Please arrive on time. Doors will be locked soon after our practice begins to minimize disturbance.

Drop-ins welcome. The class is free with inspired love donations gratefully accepted.

Please check www.mindfuluse.org for last-minute schedule changes.
_______________

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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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
Monday Meditation @ Center for Mindful Use
Aug 6 @ 5:55 pm
Monday Meditation @ Center for Mindful Use | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Whether you are new to meditation or a veteran “sitter,” please join us every Monday evening in Bellingham’s Forum de Freedom as the CMU community gathers to practice stillness. Meditation unites mind, body and spirt, helping one tap into the deep state of relaxation, peace — and sometimes inspiration! — that exists within all of us.

Some have found mindful cannabis use an aid to meditation, helping calm the “monkey mind” and ground oneself in the present moment.

Our Monday Night Meditation could not be more simple. We meet. We greet. We take a seat. On most evenings, our practice includes our beautiful Tibetan crystal singing bowl, which invokes a state of deep relaxation that can naturally assist one in entering a meditative state.

And we always finish before 7:00 p.m.

This is not a meditation class, but during the “greet” we can share meditation practices that may assist those new to meditation.

Please arrive by 5:55 p.m. so we can begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Doors will be locked shortly after our meditation begins to minimize disturbance to other sitters.

Drop-ins welcome. Please bring your own meditation pillow (we do have a few first-come/first-serve loaners) or plan to use a chair. It all works. And it’s all free. (Inspired love donations always gratefully accepted.)

Please check www.mindfuluse.org for last-minute schedule changes.

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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Aug
8
Wed
Catalyst Therapies at Senior Day in the Park @ Hovander Homestead Park
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Catalyst Therapies at Senior Day in the Park @ Hovander Homestead Park | Ferndale | Washington | United States

Catalyst Therapies will be at Senior Day in the Park. We will be offering free memory and cognitive screenings during the event. You may also stop by to meet us and schedule an appointment to see us in our office.

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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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Everyday Yoga @ Center for Mindful Use
Aug 8 @ 5:55 pm

All-levels yoga postures and teachings for the everyday person. Join us every Wednesday at 5:55 p.m. in the Forum de Freedom to learn the practice of yoga in simple language.

Yoga is a practice that helps us access a state of integration and wholeness inside ourselves. It is not just for the flexible, although it will build flexibility. It is not just for the meditator, although it will teach you to meditate. If you can breathe, you can practice yoga.

Come join The Heart School, a depth yoga school for everyday people, as we learn and practice the whole-person experience of yoga together. Yoga asana (postures), breathwork (pranayama), meditation and philosophy.

*Must bring your own mat*

Please arrive on time. Doors will be locked soon after our practice begins to minimize disturbance.

Drop-ins welcome. The class is free with inspired love donations gratefully accepted.

Please check www.mindfuluse.org for last-minute schedule changes.
_______________

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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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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