Whatcom Events Calendar

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Jan
23
Tue
Confronting the Opioid Crisis: Community Engagement Forum @ Pavilion at Maritime Heritage Park
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm
Confronting the Opioid Crisis: Community Engagement Forum @ Pavilion at Maritime Heritage Park | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Please join us on Tuesday, January 23 from 4:00-5:15 p.m. for a Community Engagement Forum on the theme “Confronting the Opioid Crisis.”

The event will take place in the Pavilion at Maritime Heritage Park (514 W. Holly St) and is open to all. Refreshments will be provided.

The community leaders who will serve as panelists include:

Tony Gargano, Internal Medicine, Peace Health

Cindy Hollinsworth, Communicable Diseases, Whatcom County Health Department

Michelle Heitmann, Chemical Dependency Professional Certificate Program, Whatcom Community College

Panelists and the audience will engage with questions surrounding emerging pathways toward addressing this epidemic, which is the deadliest drug crisis in U.S. history.

Please come to learn from our panelists and engage in dialogue on this important topic!

Community Engagement Forums are part of the Community Engagement Fellows program (www.cefellows.org).

The mission of Community Engagement Fellows is to help higher education faculty and community-based educators in northwestern Washington nurture engaged citizens, serve the public and improve our region and the planet.

Please send questions about the event to travis.tennessen@wwu.edu.

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Jan
24
Wed
Pruning 101 @ WCLS Blaine Library
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Pruning 101 @ WCLS Blaine Library | Blaine | Washington | United States

Winter is the traditional time to prune, but the concepts can be applied year round. Learn about the growth habits of trees and bushes, the whys of pruning and the right tools to use. Discover ways to get overgrown trees back into shape, how to harvest scionwood and graft custom fruit trees. Presented by Blaine C.O.R.E. (Community Orchards for Resources and Education).

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Rebuilding an Old Boat: Restoring the M/V David B @ WCLS Blaine Library
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Rebuilding an Old Boat: Restoring the M/V David B @ WCLS Blaine Library | Blaine | Washington | United States

Award-winning author Christine Smith and her husband Jeffrey share their eight-year saga of rebuilding a decrepit wooden cannery tender and its first northbound trip from Bellingham up the Canadian Inside Passage to Alaska. Witness their tug-of-war between time and money as they race to finish rebuilding the David B before it’s too late. Christine Smith is the author of More Faster Backwards: Rebuilding David B.

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Love and Rockets Karaoke with Esme @ Boscoe's
Jan 24 @ 9:00 pm

Karaoke every Wednesday with Esme.

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Jan
25
Thu
Change the Way You Think About Aging @ WCLS Ferndale Library
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Change the Way You Think About Aging @ WCLS Ferndale Library | Ferndale | Washington | United States

Longevity expert and outdoor adventure guide, Gene Kelly, shares lifestyle habits that will help you change the way you think about aging. Take a fun test to learn your “real age” and get recommendations to help reduce your biological age. In this two-day series of highly motivational 40 minute talks—with 20 minutes for questions—Gene will inspire you to renew your mindset on aging and add quality years to your life.

 

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Open Mic Night with Jesse @ Boscoe's
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm

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

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Jan
26
Fri
Free Bass Night @ Boscoe's
Jan 26 @ 9:00 pm

DJ Cauliflowa and Nori pumping out the bass!

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Jan
27
Sat
Pruning 101 @ WCLS Blaine Library
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am
Pruning 101 @ WCLS Blaine Library | Blaine | Washington | United States

Winter is the traditional time to prune, but the concepts can be applied year round. Learn about the growth habits of trees and bushes, the whys of pruning and the right tools to use. Discover ways to get overgrown trees back into shape, how to harvest scionwood and graft custom fruit trees. Presented by Blaine C.O.R.E. (Community Orchards for Resources and Education).

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Coaches vs. Cancer: WWU and SPU @ Western Washington University- Carver Gymnasium
Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm
Coaches vs. Cancer: WWU and SPU @ Western Washington University- Carver Gymnasium | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Come out and support WWU Men’s Basketball and help make a difference for patients and families affected by cancer. This annual game raises money for the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center.

Riding a current eight-game winning streak and standing atop the #GNACMBB standings at 8-0, the Vikings have moved up from No. 4 to No. 2 in the D2SIDA West Region Rankings.

Can’t make it to the game to cheer on our Vikings? The event will be televised on Root Sports Northwest.

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Planning for Success: Meal Preparation for the Week Ahead @ WCLS South Whatcom Library
Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Planning for Success: Meal Preparation for the Week Ahead @ WCLS South Whatcom Library

In this workshop, Andrew Walton will supply you with resources and recipes for quick and healthy meals prepared in advance. In this class, you will prepare a main and side dish, and talk about creating balanced meals with the seasons in mind.

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Starting Plants from Seed @ WCLS North Fork Library
Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Starting Plants from Seed @ WCLS North Fork Library | Maple Falls | Washington | United States

From vegetable and flower starts to native and ornamental plants, expand the diversity of your garden using seeds. Learn about selecting the right growing media and fertilizers, using stratification for hard-to-germinate seeds and caring for transplants. Presented by Cloud Mountain Farm Center and made possible through a grant from the Tulalip Cares Fund. Supplies to begin your project at home provided by the Friends of the North Fork Community Library.

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Medical Care in Burma @ WCLS Island Library
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Medical Care in Burma @ WCLS Island Library | Lummi Island | Washington | United States

John Shaw, M.D., will talk about his work training village medics in Burma. Hear this compassionate and entertaining speaker share his amazing stories. Sponsored by Friends of Island Library.

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Open Mic @ Village Inn Pub & Eatery
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jan
31
Wed
Love and Rockets Karaoke with Esme @ Boscoe's
Jan 31 @ 9:00 pm

Karaoke every Wednesday with Esme.

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Feb
1
Thu
Pete Seeger: The Man and the Music @ WCLS Lynden Library
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Pete Seeger: The Man and the Music @ WCLS Lynden Library | Lynden | Washington | United States

Musical duo Hank & Claire take you back in time with their banjo and 12-string guitar to show the connection between Pete’s passionate social justice work–on labor, civil rights, war and the environment–and the great music he inspired. History, politics, songs! Learn the back stories and sing along with songs like “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” and “Turn, Turn, Turn.” Held in conjunction with Whatcom READS 2018. Learn more at www.whatcomreads.org.

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Open Mic Night with Jesse @ Boscoe's
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm

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

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Feb
2
Fri
Pete Seeger: The Man and the Music @ WCLS Ferndale Library
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pete Seeger: The Man and the Music @ WCLS Ferndale Library | Ferndale | Washington | United States

Musical duo Hank & Claire (www.hanknclaire.com) take you back in time with their banjo and 12-string guitar to show the connection between Pete’s passionate social justice work–on labor, civil rights, war and the environment–and the great music he inspired. History, politics, songs! Learn the back stories and sing along with songs like “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” and “Turn, Turn, Turn.” Held in conjunction with Whatcom READS 2018. Learn more at www.whatcomreads.org.

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Feb
3
Sat
Learn to Grow Organic Fruit at Home @ WCLS Deming Library
Feb 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Learn to Grow Organic Fruit at Home @ WCLS Deming Library | Everson | Washington | United States

You can grow tree fruits and berries using organic practices, even in our challenging climate. Learn how to keep your trees and berry plants healthy and productive. This workshop will cover the most common pest and disease issues in our area, and how to deal with them effectively. Other topics will include soil and weed management and use of compost and mulches in fruit growing. Presented by Cloud Mountain Farm Center.

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Songs of Protest & Social Justice with Jimmy Brite @ WCLS Everson Library
Feb 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Songs of Protest & Social Justice with Jimmy Brite @ WCLS Everson Library | Everson | Washington | United States

Join local musician Jimmy Brite for a spirited performance in conjunction with this year’s Whatcom READS. Listen and sing songs of protest, social justice and inspiration. Jimmy Brite is the happiest when he is entertaining an audience with his guitar, either as a solo artist or with a group. He has played for events, weddings and festivals all over Whatcom County. Jimmy has been performing and writing music for over 30 years and has no plans to retire!

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Open Mic @ Village Inn Pub & Eatery
Feb 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Breaks hosted by Mostafa @ Boscoe's
Feb 3 @ 9:00 pm

Open Cypher hosted by Mostafa—A celebration of hip hop culture

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Feb
5
Mon
Trayvax Valentine’s Day Openhouse @ Trayvax Facility
Feb 5 @ 4:00 pm
Trayvax Valentine’s Day Openhouse @ Trayvax Facility | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Local manufacturer invites you to build your own wallet for Valentine’s Day February 5-8 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Trayvax manufactures a unique line of metal wallets right here in Bellingham. The company is hosting a Valentine’s Day event where you can tour their manufacturing facility and build your very own Trayvax wallet. Trayvax will be offering free laser engraving to personalize the mementos.

Come see American manufacturing at work while knocking out some Valentine’s Day gifts. Free giveaways for all attendees, kids activity table, discounted gifts and an opportunity to earn $100 in Trayvax cash for posting a review. Everyone is welcome!

Trayvax manufactures heirloom-quality wallets that are tested to withstand 65 years of use, so you can hand them down to future generations as opposed to landfills. Visit the facility at 4001 Iron Gate Rd., Bellingham, WA 98226 in the Iron Gate Business Center.

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