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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Oct
16
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Oct 16 @ 10:30 am

Join us each week at Launching Success for our Preschool story time. We meet at 10:30 a.m. for some playtime and then we read a few stories together and do a fun craft. Story time last about 45 minutes. Your preschooler will love it!

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Tools for Tough Conversations: Prepare For and Respond to Stress and Conflict @ Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
Oct 16 @ 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm

A training series for past participants of conflict training programs, Tools for Tough Conversations provides practical tips on applying conflict de-escalation and communication skills at home, work or in the community. Each supportive learning session is designed to refresh you on key conflict awareness and assertiveness skills and provides ample practice time using scenarios, worksheets and group learning activities, all with the help of trained mediators & facilitators.

In order to register for a Tools for Tough Conversations workshop, you must first have taken one or more of the following prerequisites offered by the WDRC and its partners:
Understanding Conflict, Professional Mediation Training, Civility in Our Democracy or Leadership Whatcom.

Prepare for and Respond to Stress and Conflict: Conflict awareness tools for working with physiological impacts and habitual reactions and stress patterns. Review the cycle of reaction, practice stress reduction tips and work with your physiology be mindful of steps to get onto the balcony for a better perspective of the situation or confusion.

$20 per session or $80 for all six sessions (non-refundable). Come to one session, or all six. To register, call the Program Coordinator at 360-676-0122 or e-mail training@whatcomdrc.org. Or you can register online at https://www.whatcomdrc.org/tools-for-tough-conversations/. Space is limited so pre-registration is encouraged. Presented by Dumas & Associates.

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Philosophy of Theoretical Physics: A Discussion Group @ WCLS Island Library
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Theoretical Physics: A Discussion Group @ WCLS Island Library | Lummi Island | Washington | United States

Are you curious about the mystery and mechanism of gravity; the nature, meaning and problems of time; or the possibilities of many worlds and multiverses? Get together to discuss topics like these with Lee Moseley and your curious friends and neighbors, and explore the most vexing questions in theoretical physics.

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Oct
17
Wed
Drive a Holiday Shopping Rush for Your Business @ Bellingham National Bank Building
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Drive a Holiday Shopping Rush for Your Business @ Bellingham National Bank Building | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Local businesses looking to generate sales using digital ads this holiday season are invited to a free educational workshop at the historical Bellingham National Bank Building, 103 E. Holly Street, Suite 211.

Hosted by Bellingham companies Ethoseo Marketing and Veritas Media Productions, the workshop will empower local businesses to use tools like Google My Business and Google Ads to reach customers this holiday season.

In addition to providing workshop attendees with coffee and snacks for fuel, organizers will hand out insightful materials to take back to the office.

The webinar is presented by Google’s Get Your Business Online, in collaboration with Small Thanks.

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Oct
18
Thu
WWU Men’s Soccer VS Saint Martin’s @ Western Washington University - Harrington Field
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm
WWU Men's Soccer VS Saint Martin's @ Western Washington University - Harrington Field | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Cheer on WWU!

Prices:

General Admission: Adult- $8

Western Student/Faculty/Staff/Senior 60+ – $5

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WWU Men’s Soccer vs. Saint Martin’s @ Harrington Field
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm
WWU Men’s Soccer vs. Saint Martin's @ Harrington Field | Bellingham | Washington | United States

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

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WWU Women’s Soccer VS Concordia @ Western Washington University - Harrington Field
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm
WWU Women's Soccer VS Concordia @ Western Washington University - Harrington Field | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Cheer on WWU!

Prices:

General Admission: Adult- $8

Western Student/Faculty/Staff/Senior 60+ – $5

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WWU Women’s Soccer vs. Concordia @ Harrington Field
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm
WWU Women’s Soccer vs. Concordia @ Harrington Field | Bellingham | Washington | United States

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

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Oct
20
Sat
Northwest Cancer Patient Summit @ Health Education Center, PeaceHealth St. Joseph's Hospital
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Northwest Cancer Patient Summit @ Health Education Center, PeaceHealth St. Joseph's Hospital | Bellingham | Washington | United States

The 5th Northwest Cancer Patient Summit will be held at the Health Education Center at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Hospital on October 20, 2018. Admission is free! Topics include managing side effects of immunotherapy, the sexual aftermath of cancer, marijuana for the the management of side effects from cancer therapy and complementary therapy in cancer management.

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WWU Women’s Soccer VS Western Oregon @ Western Washington University - Harrington Field
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm
WWU Women's Soccer VS Western Oregon @ Western Washington University - Harrington Field | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Cheer on WWU!

Prices:

General Admission: Adult- $8

Western Student/Faculty/Staff/Senior 60+ – $5

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WWU Women’s Soccer vs. Western Oregon @ Harrington Field
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm
WWU Women’s Soccer vs. Western Oregon @ Harrington Field | Bellingham | Washington | United States

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

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Oct
21
Sun
Whatcom Housing Week Kickoff Event: Downtown Housing Tour @ Downtown Bellingham Partnership
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Whatcom Housing Week Kickoff Event: Downtown Housing Tour @ Downtown Bellingham Partnership | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Help us kick off the second annual Whatcom Housing Week, a week-long series of events from October 21-25 to build awareness and support for innovative housing solutions to create diverse, vibrant, healthy homes for everyone. We’ll start the week with a tour of different kinds of housing in downtown Bellingham. From diversity, art and entertainment to walkability, bikeability and connectivity, all the amenities and attractions make living downtown one compelling lifestyle.

Learn more about the housing options and the benefit they bring to creating a vibrant downtown. Start your tour at any of the tour sites, or at one of three information stations found on the map. Get all details on this event and over a dozen others happening throughout the week at www.whatcomhousingweek.org — see you there!

All are welcome, and most events take place at accessible locations.
Please note in your RSVP by October 13 if you would like accommodations for childcare, sign language, assisted listening devices or communication in an alternative format.

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Housing Week Panel @ Limelight Cinema
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Housing Week Panel @ Limelight Cinema | Bellingham | Washington | United States

There are multiple levels of government and dozens of local agencies that are working to address the housing affordability crisis and rising homelessness. Understanding how they all fit together can be quite confusing! This is your chance to “look under the hood” of some of the programs in our community, using examples highlighted in three short films. Come to learn who does what related to affordable housing and homelessness in our area – and bring your burning questions for those who are working on these issues every day. The popcorn is on us!

Session panelists will include:

Samya Lutz – Housing & Services Program Manager, City of Bellingham
Barbara Johnson-Vinna – Housing Specialist, Whatcom County Health Department
Greg Winter – Executive Director, Opportunity Council
Joanne LaTuchie – Vice President of Real Estate Development, Mercy Housing Northwest
Rita Jo Case – Associate Director of Housing – Snohomish County, Catholic Community Services

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

For more details about this and other events during Housing Week, visit the Housing Week webpage.

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Oct
22
Mon
Landlord Mitigation Program – The Right Choice, The Right Solution @ Bellingham Public Library: Central Branch Meeting Room
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Landlord Mitigation Program – The Right Choice, The Right Solution @ Bellingham Public Library: Central Branch Meeting Room | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Throughout Washington, a new Landlord Mitigation Program went into effect on June 7, 2018. Property owners who lease to tenants that have rental assistance can now seek reimbursement up to $6,000, and for up to fourteen-days of rent loss, per subsidized tenant. Nicholas Yuva, Landlord Mitigation Administrator for the State of Washington, will arm landlords with the knowledge, tools and resources to easily and efficiently submit claims for reimbursement. Representatives from the Bellingham Housing Authority and Opportunity Council will also provide information about local rental assistance programs that may make a landlord eligible for reimbursement through this new program.

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The Housing Gap and Homelessness @ Eleanor Apartments
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Housing Gap and Homelessness @ Eleanor Apartments | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Come join the Opportunity Council’s Greg Winter and Ted Kelleher as we explore recent and long-term economic trends which best explain Bellingham’s exceptionally high rate of residents experiencing homelessness. First of a four-part lunchtime series, this session will provide the foundation to better understand the profound social impacts of the inability of the average wage-earned to afford a starter home in our community. Lunch provided by the Opportunity Council.

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Indoor Wheelchair GangBall @ Indoor Wheelchair GangBall
Oct 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Indoor Wheelchair GangBall @ Indoor Wheelchair GangBall | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Indoor Wheelchair GangBall at Bloedel Donovan Park
September – May, Mondays, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Sport Wheelchairs are provided.

Non-handicapped are welcome to play too.

Please call or text if planning to be there or have any questions.
Jeff: 360-303-2130 RSVP

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The Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8): Facts, Fiction and Benefits @ Eleanor Apartments
Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8): Facts, Fiction and Benefits @ Eleanor Apartments | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Created in the 1970s, the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) is the Federal government’s largest program for assisting very low-income, elderly and disabled families to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market. More than 2.2 million low-income families use vouchers throughout the United States to help pay their rent and the Bellingham Housing Authority assists approximately 1,800 households in Whatcom County. This session will provide a general overview of how the program works, with a goal of clarifying common misconceptions and discussing a variety of community benefits. Please bring your questions about the Bellingham Housing Authority and the Section 8 program.

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Oct
23
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Oct 23 @ 10:30 am

Join us each week at Launching Success for our Preschool story time. We meet at 10:30 a.m. for some playtime and then we read a few stories together and do a fun craft. Story time last about 45 minutes. Your preschooler will love it!

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The Housing Gap and Positive Health & Educational Outcomes @ Eleanor Apartments
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Housing Gap and Positive Health & Educational Outcomes @ Eleanor Apartments | Bellingham | Washington | United States

This panel discussion will explore how insecure or substandard housing affects the ability to function on a daily basis in a productive way. Led by Steve Clarke, Assistant Superintendent, Bellingham School District, the second of a four-part series, this session will explore how success in school or a sense of well-being is altered by the price of a starter home in our community.

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Learning from the Vienna Model Exhibition, Zurich and Other Advanced Places @ Eleanor Apartments
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Learning from the Vienna Model Exhibition, Zurich and Other Advanced Places @ Eleanor Apartments | Bellingham | Washington | United States

The most civilized cities in the world, like Vienna and Zurich, show how wonderfully advanced a social housing system can be and how far we can aspire to go, aiming for a time when there are enough homes and affordable choices for everyone who finds themselves in our community. Stories, facts and visuals from other places can help expand our comprehension of what is possible, what might work here and how fast we might improve on the good work that’s already happening in our region.

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Philosophy of Theoretical Physics: A Discussion Group @ WCLS Island Library
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Theoretical Physics: A Discussion Group @ WCLS Island Library | Lummi Island | Washington | United States

Are you curious about the mystery and mechanism of gravity; the nature, meaning and problems of time; or the possibilities of many worlds and multiverses? Get together to discuss topics like these with Lee Moseley and your curious friends and neighbors, and explore the most vexing questions in theoretical physics.

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WWU Volleyball vs. Simon Fraser @ WECU Court at Carver Gym
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm
WWU Volleyball vs. Simon Fraser @ WECU Court at Carver Gym | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Cheer on WWU! General Admission: Adult – $10  | Western Student/Faculty/Staff/Senior 60+ – $5

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