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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Jan
24
Thu
WWU Women’s Basketball vs. Northwest Nazarene @ WECU Court at Carver Gym
Jan 24 @ 5:15 pm – 8:15 pm

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

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WWU Men’s Basketball vs. Alaska Fairbanks @ WECU Court at Carver Gym
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

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Jan
25
Fri
Wholeness Conference @ Alife Church
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm
Wholeness Conference @ Alife Church

Salvation isn’t a one-time event, it’s a continuous journey to wholeness.

Dr. Brad Jersak and William Paul Young are pioneers on this journey, bringing wisdom and intellect together for a full and life-bringing picture of what it means to be human. Christ Like. Love’s kind. Whole. Connected and open-hearted.

“When the way of our being matches the truth of our being” – Wm. Paul Young

We live in a world that divides heart and mind. One in which a great chasm exists between what we think we should be and who we really are at the core – so much so that we often feel incongruent. Like we are in a constant tug-of-war between our outsides and our insides as they battle to be on the forefront. What if congruence could be found so that who we are in the world is the same as who we are at our deepest level? When our outsides match our insides and the image of Christ in us becomes the image we portray as we live our lives?

Schedule: Please see registration link.

Childcare is available.

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GEMS Night Out (Girls in Engineering, Math & Science) @ Western Washington University
Jan 25 @ 6:45 pm

Students in grades 3-8 will explore hands-on science activities in Western’s Science Resource Center in the following class groups: grades 3-5 and grades 6-8, followed by an hour of swimming at the Wade King Student Recreation Center on Western’s campus. Join other fab GEMS for an inspiring and empowering learning experience.

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Jan
26
Sat
Climate Change: What it means for Whatcom County @ Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Climate Change: What it means for Whatcom County @ Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association

Please join Mt Baker Sierra Club for a presentation by David Roberts. David will share the latest information on the global and local effects of climate change and the challenges for the future. He will also share some positive news regarding solutions around the world. Lastly, he will point to the kinds of actions individuals, businesses and communities can take to reduce their impact and prepare for change.

David is currently facilitating the City of Bellingham’s Climate Action Plan Task Force as well as the Floodplains Integration Planning Team for Whatcom County. He is the principal at Kulshan Services, a consulting firm in Bellingham, where his focus is on watershed management, climate change and sustainability. David has worked in the areas of sustainability, environmental management and land stewardship for the State of Washington and as a private consultant for over 35 years.

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Computer Science Club: Winter @ Western Washington University
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am
Computer Science Club: Winter @ Western Washington University

Discover the FUN-damentals of technology in a creative, student-driven and social club environment. Students will develop digital literacy skills and experience being on a college campus as they explore hands-on learning in specialized computer labs on Western’s campus.

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VoiceOver Workshop @ Champion Street Studios
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
VoiceOver Workshop @ Champion Street Studios

Have you ever been told you have a great voice? Have you ever thought of exploring the opportunity of working from home as a VoiceOver Artist? This hands-on workshop gives you the information and tools you need to launch a new career as a VoiceOver artist. You will get actual time behind the mic and learn how to make money in this
exciting and rapidly growing industry. Your instructor, Ed Bednarczyk, is one of the most versatile VoiceOver artists in the business. Ed has voiced commercials for Nike, Microsoft, Levi’s, Arby’s, Kitchen Aid, The Everett Clinic, Coastal Community Bank and hundreds more. He’s also the voice on several video games for Nintendo and Aion Ascension.

Class size is limited so make your reservation ASAP! Gift Certificates are available! Cost for
this full one-day interactive workshop is $150. Call 206-280-8642 or email ed@voiceover.studio to reserve your space.

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WWU Men’s Basketball vs. Alaska Anchorage @ WECU Court at Carver Gym
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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Whatcom Orcas Men’s and Women’s Basketball vs. Shoreline Dolphins @ Pavilion Gym
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm

Men’s and Women’s Basketball games vs. Shoreline Dolphins. Women’s game starts at 4:00 p.m. and Men’s game starts at 6:00 p.m.

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Jan
28
Mon
Experience Brain Fitness @ Bellingham Public Library
Jan 28 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Keeping your brain fit by learning new skills, exercising your memories and challenging your brain to adapt and change can help delay or prevent the onset of memory challenges. No matter what your age, you can change and strengthen your brain! Come and get your brain loose and limber with fun brain training games and exercises led by Certified Brain Fitness Trainer Dawn Anderson. Adults of all ages welcome!

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Indoor Wheelchair GangBall @ Indoor Wheelchair GangBall
Jan 28 @ 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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Teen Swing @ ABCDance
Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Teen Swing @ ABCDance | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Swing class focuses on East Coast Swing, Charleston, Lindy Hop, and the solo jazz roots of the early swing era. We’ll be learning vintage line dances and their solo jazz steps along with the fundamentals of partner dancing. Each class will teach an element of swing technique in the context of a new move. No partner necessary.

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Jan
29
Tue
Shibashi Tai Chi @ Bellingham Public Library
Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Shibashi is one of the most popular qigong sets in the world and can be performed seated or standing. This session will lead the participants through 18 movements that are gentle and peaceful. With a focus on breathing, the movements may reduce stress; improve concentration, calm emotions, increase energy and overall flexibility leading to better health and wellbeing. No registration required. For more information, contact Jenni at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

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Chair Tai Chi @ Bellingham Public Library
Jan 29 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Chair Tai Chi uses all of the concepts and flowing choreographed movements of standing Tai Chi except it is performed in a seated position. It is often called “Meditation in Motion” because it connects the mind and the body to achieve health and well-being. Chair Chi, as it is often called, is an excellent exercise for people who may have concerns about balance and want to improve their stability. In this session, the presenter will teach the participants a set of movements that can be done at home. Take-home materials will be provided. For more information, contact Jenni at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

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Artist Workshop @ Bellingham Public Library
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

In this low key painting workshop, you can paint with artist Neal Cronic, or visit and watch him paint. Enjoy discussing a variety of painting ideas and techniques. Interested in painting along with Neal as he paints? Feel free to bring water based painting materials of your own and join in! Materials can be provided to those without by the artist when available.

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Whatcom READS Presents: Wildfire and Resilience @ Bellingham Public Library
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Whatcom READS presents Leslie Wharton, a local Bellingham author and poet, who shares her personal experience of wildfire and recovery. What happens after the TV reporters interview fire survivors in the few days after a fire? What does it take to rebuild a life? Feel safe? Find home again? Join Leslie, co-author of Phoenix Rising: Stories of Remarkable Women Walking Through Fire, as she celebrates her journey from fire to the calming waters of the Salish Sea. For more information, please visit www.whatcomreads.org or contact Katie at 360-778-7230.

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Jan
30
Wed
Tech Basics Coaching @ Bellingham Public Library
Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Need help with basic computer, tablet, internet, streaming and downloading skills? Sign up for a free, one-on-one coaching session with a Librarian or Volunteer Tech Helper. Sessions offered each week. We can coach you on: Windows basics, internet and browser skills, using a tablet or eReader, setting up and using email, internet searching and safety, setting up social media accounts, and downloading or streaming free library digital material to your computer, tablet, or mobile device. The library has eBooks, audiobooks and magazines to download or stream. Contact Deborah at dbrewer@cob.org or 360-778-7210 for more information.

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Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Come join us for a FREE workshop. An evening of play, creativity, storytelling and fun! We will do a selection of games and exercises from improvisational theater. All levels welcome, absolutely no experience necessary!

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Jan
31
Thu
WWU Women’s Basketball vs. Alaska Anchorage @ WECU Court at Carver Gym
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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Feb
1
Fri
Standing Up for Racial Justice without Falling on Your Face @ In the Readings Gallery at Village Books
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Claire Rudolf Murphy, author of Martin and Bobby: A Journey to Justice follows the lives and final days of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy, showing how their initially wary relationship evolved from challenging and testing each other to finally “arriving in the same place” in 1968, as allies fighting poverty and racism.

Mary Cronk Farrell, author of Standing Up Against Hate: How Black Women in the Army Helped Change the Course of WWII, a much-need perspective on the lives of women of color in WWII America.

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Feb
2
Sat
Computer Science Club: Winter @ Western Washington University
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am
Computer Science Club: Winter @ Western Washington University

Discover the FUN-damentals of technology in a creative, student-driven and social club environment. Students will develop digital literacy skills and experience being on a college campus as they explore hands-on learning in specialized computer labs on Western’s campus.

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