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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Nov
15
Thu
The Devil’s Slide: Van Zandt Geology @ Van Zandt Community Hall
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Devil's Slide: Van Zandt Geology @ Van Zandt Community Hall | Deming | Washington | United States

The South Fork Valley Community Association presents a discussion featuring Western Washington University Master of Geology candidate Geoffrey Malick: The Devil’s Slide:
Catastrophic Landslides in the South Fork Valley.

While pursuing his Master’s degree in geology at Western Washington University, Geoffrey Malick has undertaken a great deal of in-depth research pertaining to the Van Zandt Landslide Complex (Devil’s slide), a bedrock landslide complex located here on the west side of the Van Zandt Dike in the foothills of the North Cascades. The formation has a legacy of multiple long-runout catastrophic landslides, two of which occurred approximately 1,300 years before present and covered large portions of the South Fork Valley.
Monitoring efforts from 2015 to 2018 provide evidence that slow incremental sliding continues deep within the slopes of the Van Zandt Dike. Although the movement is very slow, the large volume of material involved indicates the potential for future large catastrophic landslides.

Light refreshments provided; audience questions encouraged. Everyone is welcome!

Suggested donation: $5/person, $10/family. Proceeds will support the maintenance and renovation of the historic Van Zandt Community Hall.

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Nov
17
Sat
BELLINGHAM ROLLER BETTIES – NOVEMBER KNOCKOUT @ Lynden Skateway
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
BELLINGHAM ROLLER BETTIES - NOVEMBER KNOCKOUT @ Lynden Skateway | Lynden | Washington | United States

The Bellingham Roller Betties All Stars team kicks off their season at the November Knockout – a double-header event with the Subdued City Rollers junior roller derby league on Saturday, November 17 at 5:00 PM at the Lynden Skateway.

This exciting evening of derby starts off with a bout between the BRB All Stars and Queer Squad WA, followed by two hour-long junior roller derby scrimmages hosted by the Subdued City Rollers. Tickets are $10 to watch or to participate in the scrimmages (experienced Level 2 or 3 skaters are welcome to participate).

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Nov
19
Mon
Indoor Wheelchair GangBall @ Indoor Wheelchair GangBall
Nov 19 @ 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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Nov
20
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Nov 20 @ 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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Philosophy of Theoretical Physics: A Discussion Group @ WCLS Island Library
Nov 20 @ 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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Nov
23
Fri
WWU Men’s Basketball vs. Capilano @ WECU Court at Carver Gym
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Support the Viking men’s basketball team in their return to Carver Gym after a long stretch of road games. They take on Capilano at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 23.

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WWU Women’s Basketball vs. University of Mary @ WECU Court at Carver Gym
Nov 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come support WWU Women’s Basketball as they take on the University of Mary at Carver Gym!

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Nov
24
Sat
WWU Men’s Basketball vs. Langara State @ WECU Court at Carver Gym
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come support the WWU Men’s Basketball team as they take on Langara State at Carver Gym!

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Nov
26
Mon
Indoor Wheelchair GangBall @ Indoor Wheelchair GangBall
Nov 26 @ 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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Nov
27
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Nov 27 @ 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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Philosophy of Theoretical Physics: A Discussion Group @ WCLS Island Library
Nov 27 @ 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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Nov
28
Wed
Learn to Ride the Bus on a Guided Bus Trip @ Whatcom Council of Governmenta
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Learn to Ride the Bus on a Guided Bus Trip @ Whatcom Council of Governmenta | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Want to learn to ride the bus? Don’t care for driving on dark, rainy days? Taking the bus is a safe and easy way to travel. Avoid navigating traffic and finding a parking spot. We’ll take Route 4 which passes by St. Joseph Medical Center so riders can also see how easy it is to bus to the hospital and adjoining health services. Meet at Smart Trips office at 314 E Champion St. at 11:05 a.m. sharp! (We don’t want to miss the bus.) WTA bus passes will be provided. We will be at the mall for approximately one hour and 10 minutes. Bring money for lunch or take a stroll around the mall. The mall is an excellent place to get exercise during the cold months. The group will return by approximately 1:20 p.m. Please note, we will be walking to the city bus stop so you must be able to walk or use your motorized transportation device to travel up to two blocks.

Space is limited! Call Smart Trips at 360-756-8747 to reserve your spot!

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Nov
29
Thu
Exploring Equity and Cultural Humility @ Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm

As human beings, regardless of race, class, gender or myriad other differences among us, we each need safety, connection, respect and to be heard. It’s hard to stay open and welcoming of perspectives that differ from our own.

This workshop inspires and empowers participants to grow and engage in activities that:

• Honor human diversity.
• Promote cultural self-awareness and understanding.
• Engage in cross-cultural learning activities to gain in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of ethnic and cultural groups.
• Examine historical and institutional power of racism, sexism, classism, etc.

Instructor – Julie Mauermann has worked in the early childhood education field for over 25 years, implementing programming in public school, community college and public library settings with a focus on equity and increasing inclusion of all young children and their families. She works in Bellingham as a children’s library specialist and coordinator of the Whatcom Early Learning Alliance, and is a Kaleidoscope Play & Learn trainer. She is a senior trainer for the REACH Center.

Monica Koller is the Principle Consultant at Children’s CommUNITY, an organization that provides equity and inclusivity education for children, families and youth organizations. A Bay Area CA native, Monica earned her graduate degree in counseling from SFSU and has enjoyed working in social services for 15+ years. Her passions include actively engaging in lifelong learning, snuggling with her two young children and crafting.

REACH Center: For more than 30 years the REACH Center, a nationally-recognized non-profit organization, has positioned itself as one of the most respected establishments to provide cultural diversity services.

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Dec
1
Sat
WWU Women’s Basketball vs. Montana State @ WECU Court at Carver Gym
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come support WWU Women’s basketball as they take on MSUB at Carver Gym!

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Dec
3
Mon
Indoor Wheelchair GangBall @ Indoor Wheelchair GangBall
Dec 3 @ 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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Dec
4
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Dec 4 @ 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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Philosophy of Theoretical Physics: A Discussion Group @ WCLS Island Library
Dec 4 @ 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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Dec
7
Fri
Bellingham Green Building Slam @ Sylvia Center for The Arts
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Bellingham Green Building Slam @ Sylvia Center for The Arts | Bellingham | Washington | United States

10 speakers, 10 slides, 10 minutes. That’s all there is to it: the Green Building Slam. A simple idea, started years ago, has transformed into one of the most fun and inspirational green building events of the year. Learn about 10 innovative, sustainable, green buildings, ideas or advances that push the envelope in our built environment.
Each of our 10 presenters will have just 10 minutes to show us 10 slides of their exciting project as they explain what they learned, what they would do differently, and any other sustainable contributions that their project has made to our local community.

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Dec
8
Sat
Jingle Bell Run @ Bellingham High School
Dec 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jingle Bell Run @ Bellingham High School | Bellingham | Washington | United States

The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite holiday costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. ’Tis the season to live it up and be jolly for a reason! Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk, spread smiles and good cheer … and be a Champion of Yes! 100 percent of your registration fee and fundraising efforts go to this great cause. Costume contest, kids fun run, 5k run or walk, dog trot. Register early for a discount. Volunteers are always welcome.

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Dec
10
Mon
Indoor Wheelchair GangBall @ Indoor Wheelchair GangBall
Dec 10 @ 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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Dec
11
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Dec 11 @ 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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Philosophy of Theoretical Physics: A Discussion Group @ WCLS Island Library
Dec 11 @ 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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