This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Whatcom County including Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.