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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Sunday Chess Meetups @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come join the Bellingham Knights, a free, casual chess player group for all ages and all skill levels. This is an opportunity to meet other players of all levels and play the world’s oldest and most strategic game. Chess board/pieces provided, drop-in players welcome. For more information and free registration, visit www.meetup.com/BellinghamChess.

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Apr
24
Tue
Artist Demo @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

In this low key painting workshop, watch artist Neal Cronic paint an acrylic painting. Talk with the artist while an acrylic painting is being constructed. Learn about creating a background using a wash technique, making clouds and then move on to the foreground. When constructing the foreground Neal will cover depth of field, color choices, subject matter and placement. Interested in following along with Neal as he paints? Feel free to bring painting materials of your own and join in!

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Bellingham Reads Book Discussion Group @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us as we discuss Ruta Sepetys’ Salt to the Sea. This group is open to all and new members are very welcome. For more information, contact Suzanne at 360-778-7236.

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Apr
25
Wed
Love and Rockets Karaoke with Esme @ Boscoe's
Apr 25 @ 9:00 pm

Karaoke every Wednesday with Esme.

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Apr
26
Thu
Chair Tai Chi @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 26 @ 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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Open Mic Night with Jesse @ Boscoe's
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm

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

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Apr
27
Fri
Free Bass Night @ Boscoe's
Apr 27 @ 9:00 pm

DJ Cauliflowa and Nori pumping out the bass!

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Apr
28
Sat
Friends of the Library Annual Meeting @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Friends of the Bellingham Public Library to recognize our fantastic Friends volunteers and the tremendous work they do to support your library! This year’s Annual Meeting will include tasty goodies, door prizes, a short business meeting and a library staff member highlighting this year’s top books for your reading pleasure. For information, contact the Friends at friendslibrary3@gmail.com or 360-778-7250.

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April Brews Day @ Depot Market Square
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
April Brews Day @ Depot Market Square | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Bellingham’s 17th annual April Brews Day will bring 73 craft breweries, 10 food trucks, live local music and thousands of people together to celebrate beer and raise funds for Max Higbee Center!

Tickets go on sale April 2 at 6:00 a.m.

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Apr
29
Sun
Sunday Chess Meetups @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come join the Bellingham Knights, a free, casual chess player group for all ages and all skill levels. This is an opportunity to meet other players of all levels and play the world’s oldest and most strategic game. Chess board/pieces provided, drop-in players welcome. For more information and free registration, visit www.meetup.com/BellinghamChess.

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Apr
30
Mon
English Conversation Class @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

English Conversation Class is offered by the Whatcom Literacy Council for people who are learning to speak English. It is facilitated by a trained volunteer who will lead the class. English Conversation Class will focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking in a casual and comfortable setting. The program is open to all levels and no registration is required. Contact Jenni Johnson at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217 for more information.

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May
2
Wed
Sauerkraut and Fermented Vegetables @ WCLS Blaine Library
May 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sauerkraut and Fermented Vegetables @ WCLS Blaine Library | Blaine | Washington | United States

It’s easy and fun to make your own sauerkraut. In the past, we fermented produce to make it last, not knowing it was good for us! Recent research suggests that fermented foods can help gut biomes and improve health. No fancy equipment needed. Samples will be available. Presented by Blaine C.O.R.E. (Community Orchards for Resources and Education).

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Love and Rockets Karaoke with Esme @ Boscoe's
May 2 @ 9:00 pm

Karaoke every Wednesday with Esme.

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May
3
Thu
Open Mic Night with Jesse @ Boscoe's
May 3 @ 8:00 pm

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

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May
4
Fri
Spring Plant Sale @ WCLS Deming Library
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Spring Plant Sale @ WCLS Deming Library | Everson | Washington | United States

Friends of the Deming Library host their annual spring Plant Sale. Beautiful plants for your garden or flower beds at great prices. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Deming Library.

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May
5
Sat
Friends of the Ferndale Library Annual Book and Plant Sale @ WCLS Ferndale Library
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friends of the Ferndale Library Annual Book and Plant Sale @ WCLS Ferndale Library | Ferndale | Washington | United States

Book sale also features locally-grown and donated plants of all types, yard art and outside décor. Located both inside and outside the Ferndale Library, you’ll find books for adults and children, fiction and non-fiction, hardbacks and softbound. The sale also features locally grown and donated plants of all types including outdoor shrubs and flowers, house plants, berry plants, hanging baskets, as well as some yard art and outside décor bric-a-brac. Get stocked up on summer reading and yard beautification all in one stop while also supporting Ferndale Library children’s and adult reading programs.

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Your Cruising Questions Answered @ WCLS Blaine Library
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Your Cruising Questions Answered @ WCLS Blaine Library | Blaine | Washington | United States

Local resident Heino Sunter shares his expertise gained from over 50 cruises. His media presentation covers topics like booking the cruise, costs, inclusive options, safety and illness, traveling with children, clothing, special diets, gratuities and more. Bring your questions and get ready to cruise!

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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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Sudden Valley Jazz Series – LaVon Hardison @ Sudden Valley Dance Barn
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sudden Valley Jazz Series – LaVon Hardison @ Sudden Valley Dance Barn | Bellingham | Washington | United States

LaVon sings jazz standards, originals and her own compelling arrangements of popular songs. Her background in musical theater, opera and jazz is a foundation for her joyful musical explorations. Tickets are $20 per person. Proceeds benefit Friends of the South Whatcom Library. For Jazz Series information contact K.C. Sulkin at 360-671-1709 or visit the Friends’ website.

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“On an Acre Shy of Eternity: Micro Landscapes at the Edge” with Robert Dash @ WCLS Island Library
May 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
"On an Acre Shy of Eternity: Micro Landscapes at the Edge" with Robert Dash @ WCLS Island Library | Lummi Island | Washington | United States

Experience the world “up close” with Robert Dash, “a photographer, naturalist and educator whose book invites readers on a wild, contemplative, miniature hike. His photographs have been published by National Geographic, Time, The Week and Lensculture, and they have appeared in galleries and juried shows around the country,” from Amazon editorial reviews. Sponsored by Friends of Island Library.

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