This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Whatcom County including Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and beyond.
Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth presents Shrek the Musical this summer at the BAAY Theatre! This junior adaptation of the hit Broadway show features all the magical characters you know and love from the Shrek movie series. You’ll meet green ogres, a lovable donkey sidekick, giant dragons, Pinocchio and many other fairy tale creatures who will sing and dance their way through this story about love and self-acceptance. Shrek the Musical is theatre fun for the whole family, directed by Erica Ewell and featuring choreography by Lisa Markowitz and musical direction from Steve Barnes. Don’t miss this energetic cast of performers ages nine to 16! Performances are July 13-15 and tickets and more information are available at baay.org.
As of 2018, we are introducing a new full-day format for our Odyssey of Science and Arts Program. Odyssey is now a full-day camp that combines Science and Arts programs with outdoor recreation. Students will participate in the academic course of their choice during the morning session, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. After class, students will have a supervised lunchtime, followed by recreational activities and community building at our Wade King Rec Center and outdoor spaces. The program begins and ends with a convenient drive-thru drop off and pick up. This new format combines the best of academic enrichment, physical activity and convenience for working parents and families!
Courses will explore science and art through hands-on learning in specialized labs and classrooms on Western’s campus. Taught by WWU faculty and local highly regarded educators, all courses are designed to engage students through interactive activities that foster success in a fun, inquiry-based learning environment.
Week 1: July 9-13; Adventures in Media Making: Video Production and Fire in the Kitchen!
Week 2: July 16-20; Video Game Design and Survival Science
Week 3: July 23-27; Robotics and SCRATCH-ing the Surface of Programming
Explore science and art through hands-on learning in specialized labs and classrooms on Western’s campus. Taught by WWU faculty and local highly regarded educators, all courses are designed to engage students through interactive activities that foster success in a fun, inquiry-based learning environment. Courses will explore science and art through hands-on learning in specialized labs and classrooms on Western’s campus.
Week 1: July 9-13, – Video Game Design and Rocketry
Week 2: July 16-20, – Robotics and Fire in the Kitchen!
Week 3: July 23-27 – Adventures in Media Making: Video Production and Adobe Photoshop
Camp is Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day.
Performances are Saturday, July 21 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Mistress Mary Quite Contrary embarks on a journey from India to her uncle’s home in England. Along the way she makes friends with the hilarious Canadian Geese and the colorful Giant Bugs that Rock! In time she learns to appreciate everything around her, including the Moor Animals and the helpful Fireflies. Add to that a good healthy dose of caring, and what happens? Colin, Martha, Archibald – well, the whole household – begin to enjoy the return of health and happiness in a garden carefully tended…until it blossoms once more
Discover the fun of being on a college campus as you participate in week-long summer enrichment programs designed to:
-Combine academic and physical skill development
-Create an environment for successful learning
-Develop team building skills
-Showcase and use real college facilities
-Explore academic topics through hands-on enrichment
-Develop leadership skills through recreational activities
-Form new friendships
-Encourage the fun of learning
Start the morning with enrichment activities that encourage exploration and discovery utilizing university facilities and equipment.The afternoon will be filled with recreation activities in the award winning Wade King Student Recreation Center (WKSRC) and athletic fields, including swimming, rock climbing, archery, crafts, Wednesday lunch concerts and much more. The blend of academics and recreation provides an engaging and fun learning environment unique to a college campus.
Kids’ Camp Weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4 are for youth entering grades 1-6. Weeks 5, 6 and 7 are for youth entering grades 4-6.
Week 1 (June 25-June 29) – Whether or Not We Care, Weather
Week 2 (July 2–July 6) – Codebreaking: Puzzles, Codes, Cyphers and Riddles
Week 3 (July 9–July 13) – Bugs!
Week 4 (July 16-July 20) – Summer All Over the World
Week 5 (July 23-July 27) – City of the Future: Challenges in Engineering and Design
Week 6 (July 30-August 3) – Let’s Talk About Cycles
Week 7 (August 6-August 10) –Building Solutions with Pop Bottles