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
26
Thu
Exotic Terranes of the Pacific Northwest @ Olympic College Poulsbo - Room 105
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The basement bedrock of the Pacific Northwest – often overlooked – is full of amazing stories and ongoing research full of debate and drama. What do the San Juan Islands, the Stuart Range, Mt. Si, and Hells Canyon have in common? They are all made of exotic terrane material that has oceanic origins long ago. Learn how new geologic techniques are helping support the idea that much of Washington’s oldest bedrock was created in the Pacific Ocean, added to Mexico, and then sent more than 1,000 miles to Washington!

Presenter: Nick Zentner

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Apr
28
Sat
Hydrangeas 101 @ The Garden Spot Nursery
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Hydrangeas 101 @ The Garden Spot Nursery | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Hydrangeas are a timeless classic. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about these colorful shrubs. Jill Porter of Baileys Nursery will share her years of experience, introducing new and old favorite varieties, along with information on their care and pruning. Class is free.

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May
1
Tue
Twelfth Night @ Mount Baker Theatre
May 1 @ 10:00 am
Twelfth Night @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Ninety-minute exploration of the brilliant bard with actor talk-back.

Introduce students to the live experience of Shakespeare in this treasured comedy brimming with wild infatuations, delightful antics and beloved comic characters.

Love has everyone unglued in Illyria. When a castaway disguises herself as a boy to find work she gets caught in a compromising love triangle. Another household tricks a stuffy steward into believing his mistress has fallen for him.

Core Explorers: Grades 6-12

Curriculum Connections: Theatre, Communication, Language Arts (Literature-based, Reading and Literacy)

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Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
May 1 @ 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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May
3
Thu
Your Voice – Your Choice: PeaceHealth Advance Directive Workshop @ St. Luke's Health Education Center
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Your Voice - Your Choice: PeaceHealth Advance Directive Workshop @ St. Luke's Health Education Center | Bellingham | Washington | United States

PeaceHealth is offering “Your Voice—Your Choice” interactive workshops to the community. Participants will be guided through the process of completing an Advance Directive for future healthcare choices. These workshops are for all adults age 18 and older. The workshops are free. Space is limited, so please reserve your space early.

Registration is required. Contact HWalker@peacehealth.org or 360-752-5267

Spread the word to your family, friends and neighbors. We look forward to serving you!

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May
7
Mon
Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals @ Mount Baker Theatre
May 7 @ 10:00 am
Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Whimsical musical movements with poetic verses by Ogden Nash

Symphonies are anything but stuffy at this enchanting performance. A humorous musical suite of fourteen short movements will come to life with special Bellingham student features of poetry, dance, art and the winner of the high school concerto competition. The music is interspersed with humorous verses written by Ogden Nash. Join Whatcom Symphony Orchestra on a trip to the zoo where you “see” the animals through the hugely expressive sounds.

Core Explorers: K-5

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May
8
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
May 8 @ 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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Montessori Information Night @ Pioneer Meadows Montessori
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Montessori Information Night @ Pioneer Meadows Montessori  | Ferndale | Washington | United States

Please join us for a Montessori Information Night to learn about Montessori Education including discussion on the outstanding, engaging scientifically researched Montessori curriculum. Information nights will be held monthly on the following dates: Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 8, April 19 or May 8.

RSVP is required to attend. Please call 360-778-3681.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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May
10
Thu
Deep Dive Into Whatcom’s Fishing Sector: WFN Spring Forum @ Squalicum Boathouse
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deep Dive Into Whatcom's Fishing Sector: WFN Spring Forum @ Squalicum Boathouse | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Inviting all organizations and people passionate about positively impacting our food system!

Every year, the Whatcom Food Network holds two forums to increase our awareness of work being done in our food system and to create a connecting point for us to come together, network and discuss important topics.

Though you may not work directly with the fishing sector, Whatcom is an active and productive hub for commercial fishing and it impacts us all! The fishing sector generates 1,781 direct jobs plus an additional 870 induced jobs, generates $320 million in revenue from the purchases by the fishing fleet at the Port’s marinas and $16 million in tax revenue for state and local governments. Learn about the economic impact, stock health, management issues and consumer issues, tribal fisheries and labor as it relates to this important sector.

Pete Granger, President of the Working Waterfront Coalition, member of Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee, former Program Leader for the Washington Sea Grant Program at University of Washington will be presenting along with Cliff Cultee, Former Chair of the Lummi Nation Indian Business Council; Kevin Riley, Assistant Plant Manager of Trident Seafoods; and Riley Starkes, Marketing Manager for Lummi Island Wild and longtime commercial fisherman.

Please join us for a morning of connecting and learning! Refreshments and delicious morning snacks will be provided.

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Green Burial 101 Seminar @ Bellingham Technical College, room G103B
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Green Burial 101 Seminar @ Bellingham Technical College, room G103B | Bellingham | Washington | United States

This is a free informational seminar presenting the advantages of Green Burial as an alternative to consider with end-of-life decisions. It is led by Brian Flowers, Funeral Director and Green Burial Coordinator for Moles Farewell Tributes. Light beverages will be served. Please RSVP if you can by calling the number listed, or email at the email address listed. No selling will occur, this is an informational seminar only.

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May
11
Fri
GEMS Night Out (Girls in Engineering, Math & Science) @ SEA Discovery Center
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
GEMS Night Out (Girls in Engineering, Math & Science) @ SEA Discovery Center | Poulsbo | Washington | United States

The goal with our GEMS Night Out event is to provide a safe and empowering space for girls to explore STEM fields and meet other girls that share those interests. We will not turn away any identity, but would like to respect the focus of this program.
As we continue to look for other areas to grow our academic programs, we always appreciate feedback about demographics and interests that we can better serve. Please let us know if there are other topics or demographics that you would like to see represented!

Each GEM Night Out session will feature a unique STEM theme for your child to explore:
May 11, 2018 – Puppies of the Sea – Seals and Sea Lions
Have you ever wanted to learn more about the marine mammals we see so often around our docks and shores? Kids grades 3-8 are invited to come explore seals and sea lions, the puppies of the sea at Western Washington University’s SEA Discovery Center.

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May
15
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
May 15 @ 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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May
20
Sun
WWU Women’s Soccer Spring ID Camp @ Harrington Field at WWU
May 20 @ 12:00 pm

High school and college age girls interested in playing collegiate soccer
Cost: $135

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May
22
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
May 22 @ 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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Start a child care business – Q&A session @ Whatcom Community College
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Start a child care business - Q&A session @ Whatcom Community College | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Considering opening a child care business in your own home? In these free community meetings, experts in the field will provide an overview of the steps to become a licensed child care provider. Educational and scholarship opportunities are available — and we are here to answer all of your child care questions! Five dates to choose from.

Find out more here: https://www.ccanorthwest.org/business/.

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May
29
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
May 29 @ 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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Jun
1
Fri
Northwest Wine Encounter @ Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center
Jun 1 @ 4:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Northwest Wine Encounter @ Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center | Bellingham | Washington | United States

A trio of famed Walla Walla Valley producers, led by Norm McKibben of Pepper Bridge Winery and Seven Hills Vineyard, will lead a weekend of tastings, education and a gala dinner for wine enthusiasts during the third-annual Northwest Wine Encounter on June 1-3 in Bellingham.

The weekend includes a wine-tasting event, four interactive presentations with tastings led by top winemakers and a gala dinner featuring the culinary offerings of Whatcom County chefs paired with some of the Northwest’s finest wines.

“Northwest Wine Encounter is for people who enjoy the region’s finest wines and want to learn more from acclaimed winemakers,” said Suresh Rao of DS Vintners, organizer of the event.

All of the Northwest Wine Encounter events will be presented at one of its sponsors, Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center. Reservations for Northwest Wine Encounter may be made through May 10 by calling Four Points Bellingham at 360-671-1011.

McKibben will be joined in Bellingham by:
• Serge Laville, Winemaker for Spring Valley Vineyard of Walla Walla, where its 111 acres of grapevines include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.
• David Blair, Co-Partner of Walla Walla’s Dunham Cellars, renowned for its Cabernet Sauvignon.
• Stephen Reustle of Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyard in Roseburg, OR, the 2017 Northwest Winery of the Year.
• Earl and Carrie Sullivan, Owners and Winemakers of Telaya Wine Co., in Garden City, Idaho, the 2016 Idaho Winery of the Year and acclaimed for its flagship Syrah-based blend, Turas.

The June 2 gala dinner is a collaborative effort among Whatcom County chefs, including Gio d’Aquino and Jacob Hodgson of B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar; Culinary Instructor Michael Baldwin and Brian McDonald of Bellingham Technical College and Justin Hawkinson of Crave Catering in Bellingham. The five-course dinner features local roasted lamb loin and lavender-spiced duck breast, plus spiced rum-poached pear for dessert. All five courses will be paired with wines from the participating wineries.

Attendees may choose from multiple options, including:
• All of the tastings, interactive presentations and the gala dinner, plus two nights lodging (double occupancy) and two breakfasts at Four Points Bellingham, for $399.
• Admission to all interactive presentations led by guest winemakers and the gala dinner for $199.
• Attendance only to presentations, $100.
• Gala dinner only, $110.

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Jun
2
Sat
Northwest Wine Encounter @ Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Northwest Wine Encounter @ Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center | Bellingham | Washington | United States

A trio of famed Walla Walla Valley producers, led by Norm McKibben of Pepper Bridge Winery and Seven Hills Vineyard, will lead a weekend of tastings, education and a gala dinner for wine enthusiasts during the third-annual Northwest Wine Encounter on June 1-3 in Bellingham.

The weekend includes a wine-tasting event, four interactive presentations with tastings led by top winemakers and a gala dinner featuring the culinary offerings of Whatcom County chefs paired with some of the Northwest’s finest wines.

“Northwest Wine Encounter is for people who enjoy the region’s finest wines and want to learn more from acclaimed winemakers,” said Suresh Rao of DS Vintners, organizer of the event.

All of the Northwest Wine Encounter events will be presented at one of its sponsors, Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center. Reservations for Northwest Wine Encounter may be made through May 10 by calling Four Points Bellingham at 360-671-1011.

McKibben will be joined in Bellingham by:
• Serge Laville, Winemaker for Spring Valley Vineyard of Walla Walla, where its 111 acres of grapevines include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.
• David Blair, Co-Partner of Walla Walla’s Dunham Cellars, renowned for its Cabernet Sauvignon.
• Stephen Reustle of Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyard in Roseburg, OR, the 2017 Northwest Winery of the Year.
• Earl and Carrie Sullivan, Owners and Winemakers of Telaya Wine Co., in Garden City, Idaho, the 2016 Idaho Winery of the Year and acclaimed for its flagship Syrah-based blend, Turas.

The June 2 gala dinner is a collaborative effort among Whatcom County chefs, including Gio d’Aquino and Jacob Hodgson of B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar; Culinary Instructor Michael Baldwin and Brian McDonald of Bellingham Technical College and Justin Hawkinson of Crave Catering in Bellingham. The five-course dinner features local roasted lamb loin and lavender-spiced duck breast, plus spiced rum-poached pear for dessert. All five courses will be paired with wines from the participating wineries.

Attendees may choose from multiple options, including:
• All of the tastings, interactive presentations and the gala dinner, plus two nights lodging (double occupancy) and two breakfasts at Four Points Bellingham, for $399.
• Admission to all interactive presentations led by guest winemakers and the gala dinner for $199.
• Attendance only to presentations, $100.
• Gala dinner only, $110.

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Jun
3
Sun
Northwest Wine Encounter @ Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center
Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Northwest Wine Encounter @ Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center | Bellingham | Washington | United States

A trio of famed Walla Walla Valley producers, led by Norm McKibben of Pepper Bridge Winery and Seven Hills Vineyard, will lead a weekend of tastings, education and a gala dinner for wine enthusiasts during the third-annual Northwest Wine Encounter on June 1-3 in Bellingham.

The weekend includes a wine-tasting event, four interactive presentations with tastings led by top winemakers and a gala dinner featuring the culinary offerings of Whatcom County chefs paired with some of the Northwest’s finest wines.

“Northwest Wine Encounter is for people who enjoy the region’s finest wines and want to learn more from acclaimed winemakers,” said Suresh Rao of DS Vintners, organizer of the event.

All of the Northwest Wine Encounter events will be presented at one of its sponsors, Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center. Reservations for Northwest Wine Encounter may be made through May 10 by calling Four Points Bellingham at 360-671-1011.

McKibben will be joined in Bellingham by:
• Serge Laville, Winemaker for Spring Valley Vineyard of Walla Walla, where its 111 acres of grapevines include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.
• David Blair, Co-Partner of Walla Walla’s Dunham Cellars, renowned for its Cabernet Sauvignon.
• Stephen Reustle of Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyard in Roseburg, OR, the 2017 Northwest Winery of the Year.
• Earl and Carrie Sullivan, Owners and Winemakers of Telaya Wine Co., in Garden City, Idaho, the 2016 Idaho Winery of the Year and acclaimed for its flagship Syrah-based blend, Turas.

The June 2 gala dinner is a collaborative effort among Whatcom County chefs, including Gio d’Aquino and Jacob Hodgson of B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar; Culinary Instructor Michael Baldwin and Brian McDonald of Bellingham Technical College and Justin Hawkinson of Crave Catering in Bellingham. The five-course dinner features local roasted lamb loin and lavender-spiced duck breast, plus spiced rum-poached pear for dessert. All five courses will be paired with wines from the participating wineries.

Attendees may choose from multiple options, including:
• All of the tastings, interactive presentations and the gala dinner, plus two nights lodging (double occupancy) and two breakfasts at Four Points Bellingham, for $399.
• Admission to all interactive presentations led by guest winemakers and the gala dinner for $199.
• Attendance only to presentations, $100.
• Gala dinner only, $110.

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Jun
4
Mon
Start a Child Care Business – Q&A Session @ East Whatcom Regional Resource Center
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Start a Child Care Business - Q&A Session @ East Whatcom Regional Resource Center | Maple Falls | Washington | United States

Considering opening a child care business in your own home? In these free community meetings, experts in the field will provide an overview of the steps to become a licensed child care provider. Educational and scholarship opportunities are available — and we are here to answer all of your child care questions! Dinner will be provided. Five dates to choose from.

 

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Jun
5
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Jun 5 @ 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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Jun
7
Thu
Your Voice – Your Choice: PeaceHealth Advance Directive Workshop @ St. Luke's Health Education Center
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Your Voice - Your Choice: PeaceHealth Advance Directive Workshop @ St. Luke's Health Education Center | Bellingham | Washington | United States

PeaceHealth is offering “Your Voice—Your Choice” interactive workshops to the community. Participants will be guided through the process of completing an Advance Directive for future healthcare choices. These workshops are for all adults age 18 and older. The workshops are free. Space is limited, so please reserve your space early.

Registration is required. Contact HWalker@peacehealth.org or 360-752-5267

Spread the word to your family, friends and neighbors. We look forward to serving you!

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