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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15
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BAAY Presents: Shrek the Musical @ BAAY Theatre
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm
BAAY Presents: Shrek the Musical @ BAAY Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

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.

 

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16
Mon
Odyssey of Science & Arts: Bellingham Grades 4—6 @ Western Washington University
Jul 16 @ 8:30 am
Odyssey of Science & Arts: Bellingham Grades 4---6 @ Western Washington University | Bellingham | Washington | United States

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

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Odyssey of Science & Arts: Bellingham, Grades 7-9 @ Western Washington University
Jul 16 @ 8:30 am
Odyssey of Science & Arts: Bellingham, Grades 7-9 @ Western Washington University | Bellingham | Washington | United States

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

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MBT & MCT Campers Presents: The Secret Garden @ Mount Baker Theatre
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
MBT & MCT Campers Presents: The Secret Garden @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

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

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Western Kids Camp: Bellingham (Entering Grades 1-6) @ Western Washington University
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am
Western Kids Camp: Bellingham (Entering Grades 1-6) @ Western Washington University | Bellingham | Washington | United States

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

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Little Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
Jul 16 @ 10:05 am – 10:35 am

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun! Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family. For birth to three years, with an adult partner.

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Everson Stories & Play @ WCLS Everson Library
Jul 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Everson Stories & Play @ WCLS Everson Library | Everson | Washington | United States

For ages three to five, 60 minutes. Begins with 30 minutes of storytime featuring stories, rhymes and songs that engage preschool children’s developing attention spans and understanding, followed by 30 minutes of open early learning play with a variety of activities and materials.

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Little Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
Jul 16 @ 10:35 am – 11:05 am

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun! Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family. For birth to three years, with an adult partner.

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Little Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
Jul 16 @ 11:05 am – 11:35 am

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun! Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family. For birth to three years, with an adult partner.

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Outer Space Camp @ Launching Success Learning Store
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for a exploratory camp about outer space! We’ll be exploring all sorts of fun things to do with the solar system. Camp is July 16-19, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., and is for kids ages 6-10.

$100, pre-registration is required.

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Northwest Animals: Beavers @ Bellingham Public Library
Jul 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Listen to stories, make a fun craft and sing songs about our Northwest Animals with Jan Stamey. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. Call 778-7200 to register. *Note: live animals will not be present.* For ages six to ten years.

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Preschool Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Stories, songs, finger plays, movement and a simple craft. For ages three to five years with an adult partner.

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Preschool Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
Jul 16 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Stories, songs, finger plays, movement and a simple craft. For ages three to five years with an adult partner.

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Teen Game Night @ Bellingham Public Library
Jul 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for pizza and games, games, games! You’ll find party games, Wii open play, traditional games and more. For ages 12 to 23.

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Little Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
Jul 17 @ 10:05 am – 10:35 am

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun! Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family. For birth to three years, with an adult partner.

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Blaine Storytime @ WCLS Blaine Library
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am

For ages two to six, 30 minutes. An open program that includes stories, rhymes and songs with opportunities for movement and interactive participation. Meets weekly on Tuesdays in July, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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Blaine Storytime @ WCLS Blaine Library
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Blaine Storytime @ WCLS Blaine Library | Blaine | Washington | United States

For ages two to six, 30 minutes. An open program that includes stories, rhymes and songs with opportunities for movement and interactive participation. Meets weekly on Tuesdays in July, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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North Fork Stories & Play @ WCLS North Fork Library
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
North Fork Stories & Play @ WCLS North Fork Library | Maple Falls | Washington | United States

For ages three to five, 60 minutes. Begins with 30 minutes of storytime featuring stories, rhymes and songs that engage preschool children’s developing attention spans and understandings, followed by 30 minutes of open early learning play with a variety of activities and materials.

 

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Preschool story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Join us on Tuesday mornings at Launching Success for Preschool story time. We start at 10:30 a.m. with a few stories and then a simple fun craft.

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Story Time with Claire @ Village Books
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am
Story Time with Claire @ Village Books | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Join Claire in the Kids section every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for a half an hour of stories, songs, and movement as we read and get silly about books!

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Little Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
Jul 17 @ 10:35 am – 11:05 am

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun! Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family. For birth to three years, with an adult partner.

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Create a Masterpiece! @ Launching Success Learning Store
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am
Create a Masterpiece! @ Launching Success Learning Store | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Paint your own classic masterpiece, with no water and no mess!

Get inspired studying some classic artwork, then create your own masterpiece to take home and display with pride! Paint on art paper with vibrantly colored Kwik Stix – no water, no mess, just pure mastery! For ages four years and up.

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