Whatcom Events Calendar

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Jan
26
Fri
Wild & Scenic Film Festival @ Maplehurst Farms
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Viva Farms for a night of great food and movies! Enjoy dinner catered by Pizza’zza while viewing a selection of films from the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. To engage our community in the importance of sustainable agriculture in Skagit County, we are featuring a selection of curated films from the Film Festival held in Nevada City, CA each year. Our film selections revolve around agriculture, sustainability and related topics.
Viva Farms is a small-farm business incubator that preserves sustainable farming, and creates a strong and just food system. We support aspiring farmers by providing bilingual training in sustainable organic farming and access to land, infrastructure, equipment, marketing and capital (The Essentials). We lower the barriers for beginning farmers and create the opportunity for success.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from the annual festival held the third week of January in Nevada City, CA which is now in its 15th year. Wild & Scenic focuses on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet. “Films featured at Wild & Scenic give people a sense of place,” says Tour Associate Director, Amelia Workman. “In today’s busy world, it is easy to disconnect from our role in the global ecosystem. When we realize that the change we need in this world begins with us, we start making a difference. Come get inspired!”
Proceeds from the event support water conservation efforts in our agricultural program.

 

How Much:
$25 per person (includes dinner and non-alcoholic beverages)
Beer/wine $5

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Jan
27
Sat
Coaches vs. Cancer: WWU and SPU @ Western Washington University- Carver Gymnasium
Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm
Coaches vs. Cancer: WWU and SPU @ Western Washington University- Carver Gymnasium | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Come out and support WWU Men’s Basketball and help make a difference for patients and families affected by cancer. This annual game raises money for the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center.

Riding a current eight-game winning streak and standing atop the #GNACMBB standings at 8-0, the Vikings have moved up from No. 4 to No. 2 in the D2SIDA West Region Rankings.

Can’t make it to the game to cheer on our Vikings? The event will be televised on Root Sports Northwest.

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Feb
1
Thu
Bob Wallin Insurance Non-Profit Money Giveaway! @ Bob Wallin Insurance
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm
Bob Wallin Insurance Non-Profit Money Giveaway! @ Bob Wallin Insurance | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Ready…Set…#Nominate! Bob Wallin Insurance is once again rolling out The Great Non-Profit Money Giveaway! Three local non profits will receive a donation from Bob Wallin Insurance: 1st place is $2k; 2nd place is $1k and 3rd place is $500. During the month of February, you get to nominate your favorite non-profit. There is no limit to how many non-profits can be nominated either so you can nominate more than one! As long as they are a local whatcom county, 501C3 non-profit, they qualify! You just need to submit an official Bob Wallin Insurance Nomination Form at www.bwicares.com starting February 1. Then in March, get all your friends together and #VOTE for your favorite! Voting will take place during the entire month of March and the winners will be announced in April! Go to www.bwicares.com for more information!

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Feb
9
Fri
LOVE IS LOVE Valentine’s Dance @ Depot Market Square
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
LOVE IS LOVE Valentine's Dance @ Depot Market Square | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Join PFLAG Bellingham/ Whatcom as we celebrate love with a night of music, raffles and fun! Our fundraising event features DJ Provoker and Company and is open to LGBTQs and their allies (21 and over). Beer and wine for purchase. Come as you are or dress in your best. The choice is yours.

See you there!

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Feb
10
Sat
Laurel Farm & Western Supply Hell on Hooves Rough Stock Rodeo @ Washington Tractor Arena at the Northwest Washington Fair Grounds
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm

The Laurel Farm & Western Supply Hell on Hooves Rough Stock Rodeo is back in Lynden!

  • Bareback Riding
  • Saddle Bronc Riding
  • Barrel Racing
  • Bull Riding
  • Mutton Bustin’ for Kids

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Rodeo starts at 7:00 p.m.

Ticket cost:

  • $18 in advance
  • $23 at the door
  • Kids 5 & under FREE

Get your tickets in advance at:

Laurel Farm & Western Supply
325 W Laurel Rd
Bellingham, WA
360-398-1216

Check out the Wild West Events Facebook page for more info!

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Feb
24
Sat
Bourbon Street Bingeaux at Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County, Bellingham @ Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County, Bellingham Branch
Feb 24 @ 5:30 pm
Bourbon Street Bingeaux at Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County, Bellingham @ Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County, Bellingham Branch | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County for a night of jazzy fun. The Bellingham Clubhouse is glad to invite the community into our Club for a night of roaring bingeaux, exciting prizes and delicious treats. Let the good times roll for a great cause! All proceeds benefit the Bellingham Clubhouse.

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Apr
14
Sat
FACES Northwest 10th Annual Autism Auction & Dinner @ Bellingham Golf & Country Club
Apr 14 @ 5:30 pm
FACES Northwest 10th Annual Autism Auction & Dinner @ Bellingham Golf & Country Club  | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Families for Autism Care, Education and Support (FACES) is pleased to announce our 10th Annual Autism Auction & Benefit Dinner, April 14 starting 5:30 p.m. at the Bellingham Golf & Country Club. Proceeds from this event will go towards sustaining educational and recreational programs for children with autism.

In 1997, FACES Northwest was formed by six families living with autism in response to a vital need for year round education and support for autistic children and their families. FACES Northwest has now grown to provide 25 children the only summer camp experience specifically for children with autism in Whatcom and Skagit County. Our camp provides community involvement, independent living skills, academic enrichment and positive social relationships for autistic children and support for their families.

Due to the intensive intervention and support provided at FACES, the cost for families can be challenging but the value is priceless. The cost of the program is about $5,000 per student, with each requiring a one-on-one aide to participate in a summer school/camp. This auction is a huge and necessary fundraiser for us.

Beyond the FACES Summer Program, we provide emotional support, resource navigation, autism awareness events, and an Autism End of Summer Party which serves all families in Whatcom County who have a child or children on the Autism Spectrum.

With 1 in 68 children now on the autism spectrum, our focus has never been more important than now.

$80 per ticket and $800 to sponsor (eight tickets). More Sponsorship Levels Available.

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May
4
Fri
Whatcom Literacy Council’s Annual Trivia Bee & Silent Auction @ Bellingham Technical College’s Settlemyer Hall in Campus Center
May 4 @ 6:00 pm
Whatcom Literacy Council’s Annual Trivia Bee & Silent Auction @ Bellingham Technical College’s Settlemyer Hall in Campus Center

Join co-hosts Scotty VanDryver of KAFE Radio and Jeopardy! star Ken Jennings and match wits with other members of the community. Thirty two teams, sponsored by local businesses, will compete against each other in four qualifying rounds leading up to the final round with eight teams. The winner will go home with the traveling “Totten Trophy.”  There is also an award for the best “cheer” section of the audience.

The evening begins with a silent auction at 6:00 p.m., with items donated by local businesses, and the Trivia Bee competition starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. This year there will be a cash bar with beer and wine, as well as cookies, coffee and slices of Rudy’s pizza available for donation. Miss Whatcom County will be there selling raffle tickets.

All proceeds go to support the Whatcom Literacy Council’s free literacy programs for adults here in Whatcom County.

Teams of three may register by emailing events@whatcomliteracy.org ($750 for a Corporate Team, $375 for a Self-Sponsored team.) “Cheer” tickets cost $15 per person, $5 for children under 12 and will be available at Village Books or at the door.

Major sponsors of the 2018 Trivia Bee include BP Cherry Point RefineryKaiser PermanenteMt Baker Roofing and WECU. Media sponsors include The Bellingham Herald and KAFE radio.

For more information regarding the 22nd Annual Trivia Bee & Silent Auction or to learn more about other ways you can promote literacy call the Whatcom Literacy Council at  752-8678 or visit www.whatcomliteracy.org.

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May
12
Sat
Stories of the Great Outdoors Benefit Dinner @ Bellingham Technical College, Settlemyer Hall
May 12 @ 5:00 pm

We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, May 12 for the Stories from the Great Outdoors Benefit Dinner supporting Whatcom Land Trust. Celebrate and support work to conserve our magnificent lands with wonderful food, great friends and a beautiful evening at Settlemyer Hall, Bellingham Technical College.

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May
18
Fri
Rockin’ for The RE Store @ Boundary Bay Brewery
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come on down to Boundary Bay on May 18 from 5:30-10:00 p.m. for Rockin’ for The RE Store, a benefit concert, raffle and auction to support The RE Store’s efforts to combat joblessness in Whatcom County. The event includes live music, an informal auction with incredible items donated by generous local businesses and a raffle of big prizes!

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