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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Feb
22
Fri
Megan Griswold book event at Village Books – 7:00 pm @ Village Books
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm
Megan Griswold book event at Village Books - 7:00 pm @ Village Books

Megan Griswold, author of The Book of Help, will be at Village Books on 2/22 starting at 7:00pm for a Q&A, reading, and book signing.

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Feb
23
Sat
16th Annual Children’s Literature Conference @ Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Western Washington University will host five award-winning children’s and young adult book authors and illustrators from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at Western’s Performing Arts Center as part of Western’s 16th Annual Children’s Literature Conference. The conference brings together teachers, librarians, readers and writers to celebrate children’s literature and reflect on how children’s books shape the experience of growing up. This year’s speakers include: Candace Fleming, Eric Rohmann, Barbara O’Connor, Neal Shusterman and Jerry Pinkney.
Registration opens on Oct. 17 and is available through the conference website at wwuclc.com. The cost to attend is $175 with an early bird rate of $125 available through Jan. 16. Discounts are available for students, para-professionals, retired teachers and Western employees.

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Recreation Northwest Expo @ Bellingham Ferry Terminal
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Recreation Northwest Expo @ Bellingham Ferry Terminal | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Come discover your next outdoor adventure at the Recreation Northwest EXPO. Seventy exhibitors and 2,000 runners, bikers, sailors, paddlers and others who are looking for new ways to play outside. The EXPO is free and open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23 in Bellingham, Washington. Bring your friends and family to meet face to face with Apparel and Gear Manufacturers, Retailers, Outfitters, Outdoor Media, Activity Clubs, Stewardship Organizations and representatives from your favorite local recreation events and races.

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Whatcom READS: Wildfire and Resilience @ Deming Library
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bellingham author and poet Leslie Wharton shares her experience of wildfire and recovery. Co-author of Phoenix Rising: Stories of Remarkable Women Walking Through Fire, she celebrates her journey from fire to the calming waters of the Salish Sea.

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Whatcom READS: Local Author Lit Live! Reading @ Village Books in Fairhaven
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Whatcom READS: Local Author Lit Live! Reading @ Village Books in Fairhaven

The Fellowship of Fire is Joseph King’s account of his 45-year career chasing wildfires across America. It shares the stories of the brave men and women who have devoted themselves to this dangerous and critical work. The event is part of Whatcom READS; this year’s title is The Big Burn by Timothy Egan.

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Feb
25
Mon
8-Week Performance Cycling Training Camp @ Bellingham Training & Tennis Club
Feb 25 – Apr 20 all-day

Winter weather can make it hard to train and keep you stuck on the couch, leaving you feeling weaker than last year. Whatever your sport, our 8-week Cycle Moles Performance Cycling training is the plan that will help you hit the summer trails hard. After 8 weeks, you will: go faster and harder; longer with less effort; increase comfort and efficiency; & be ready for longer rides! Call the Club to register today – just 2 spots remain for Cycle Moles 1, and 8 for Cycle Moles 2.

Call today to reserve your spot, (360) 733-5050.

Level 1: Mon/Weds 7-8 a.m. Build strength and power!
Level 2: Tues/Thurs 6:45 – 8:15 p.m. Level up with guaranteed strength & stamina gains!

And in the meantime, check out our FREE webinar to unlock the 4 Keys to Becoming a STRONGER & MORE CONFIDENT Cyclist, to help you feel ready to ride anywhere. https://bellinghamtrainingtennis.mykajabi.com/opt-in-03688484-cdda-4af3-bff4-e74004d761f0

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Indoor Wheelchair GangBall @ Indoor Wheelchair GangBall
Feb 25 @ 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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Feb
26
Tue
WWU Women’s Basketball vs. Simon Fraser @ WECU Court at Carver Gym
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come support WWU Women’s Basketball as they take on Simon Fraser at Carver Gym!

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Feb
27
Wed
To Catch a Map Thief @ Western Libraries Map Collection, WWU
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm
To Catch a Map Thief @ Western Libraries Map Collection, WWU

Retired librarian Robert Lopresti will present “To Catch a Map Thief” on Wednesday, February 27 at 4:00 p.m. at WWU in the Map Collection, located in Wilson Library Room 290. In 2006, there was a major map theft at Western Washington University. Rob Lopresti will talk about a two-year investigation by Western Libraries personnel that resulted in the conviction of a man who had stolen publications from more than 100 libraries around the country.

Lopresti retired in 2018 after 31 years as a librarian at Western, including eight years as map librarian. He recently won the Lane/Saunders Research Award for his recent nonfiction book, “When Women Didn’t Count: The Chronic Mismeasure and Marginalization of American Women in Federal Statistics,” and is also a prize-winning mystery author.

This talk is offered as part of the Western Libraries Speaking of Maps lectures, designed to highlight the use and value of maps in research, in teaching and learning, and in daily life. For more information about this event, please contact Dennis Matthews, Dennis.Matthews@wwu.edu, 360-650-3272.

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Feb
28
Thu
WWU Men’s Basketball vs. Western Oregon University @ WECU Court at Carver Gym
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come support WWU Men’s Basketball as they take on WOU at Carver Gym!

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Mar
2
Sat
The Bellingham Bike Swap @ The Mountain Room at Boundary Bay
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am
The Bellingham Bike Swap @ The Mountain Room at Boundary Bay

It’s that time of year again to shop around for your new spring and summer wheels. Donate, sell, purchase, volunteer, and enjoy your way through this all-day event taking place at Boundary Bay Brewery on Saturday, March 2nd. Money raised by The Bellingham Bike Swap will be used to support Shifting Gears’ programs, and to help individuals break down barriers that prevent them from getting outside and experiencing what our local recreation has to offer. All ages and free entry to the public. Visit www.letsshiftgears.com/bellingham-bike-swap for a schedule of the event day and more info on how to participate, volunteer, and sponsor.

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WWU Softball vs. Montana State (DH) @ Viking Field
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come support WWU Softball as they take on MSUB in a doubleheader at Viking Field!

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WWU Men’s Basketball vs. Concordia @ WECU Court at Carver Gym
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come support WWU Men’s Basketball as they take on Concordia on March 2 at Carver Gym.

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Mar
3
Sun
WWU Softball vs. Montana State (DH) @ Viking Field
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come support WWU Softball as they take on MSUB in a doubleheader at Viking Field!

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Mar
4
Mon
Indoor Wheelchair GangBall @ Indoor Wheelchair GangBall
Mar 4 @ 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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Mar
7
Thu
Whatcom READS Presents an Evening With Timothy Egan @ Mount Baker Theatre
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Whatcom READS Presents an Evening With Timothy Egan @ Mount Baker Theatre

Hear a free presentation by award-winning writer Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America. The Big Burn is this year’s Whatcom READS title. Don’t miss this special event on the Mount Baker Theatre’s grand main stage.

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Mar
8
Fri
Whatcom READS Presents: A Morning with Timothy Egan @ Mount Baker High School
Mar 8 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Whatcom READS Presents: A Morning with Timothy Egan @ Mount Baker High School

Hear a free presentation by award-winning writer Timothy Egan, author of this year’s Whatcom READS’ title, The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America. Don’t miss this special event!

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Mar
9
Sat
Special Roller Derby Doubleheader With the Bellingham Roller Betties All-Stars @ Lynden Skateway
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm
Special Roller Derby Doubleheader With the Bellingham Roller Betties All-Stars @ Lynden Skateway

The Bellingham Roller Betties (BRB) host an exciting roller derby doubleheader at Lynden Skateway in Lynden, WA on Saturday, March 9 at 5:30 PM. In a sanctioned high-level bout, the BRB All-Stars take on Gorge Roller Derby from the Columbia Gorge area. Before the All-Stars bout, there will be a level-three junior roller derby scrimmage hosted by Bellingham’s junior roller derby league, The Subdued City Rollers (SCR). The SCR will be joined by skaters from Derby Demons in Marysville, NWO from Chilliwack B.C. and Vancouver Junior Roller Derby from Vancouver B.C. All ages are welcome and tickets are available at the door or online. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. with the first bout starting at 5:30 p.m.

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Mar
11
Mon
Indoor Wheelchair GangBall @ Indoor Wheelchair GangBall
Mar 11 @ 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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Mar
16
Sat
WWU Softball vs. Central Washington University (DH) @ Viking Field
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come support WWU Softball as they take on CWU in a doubleheader at Viking Field.