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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Jul
21
Sat
Curt Maberry Memorial Classic 3 on 3 Tournament @ Razz Fest
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am
Curt Maberry Memorial Classic 3 on 3 Tournament @ Razz Fest | Lynden | Washington | United States

The 20th Anniversary Curt Maberry Memorial Classic 3 on 3 Tournament is held in conjunction with the Northwest Raspberry Festival which attracts thousands of people to town. Kindergarten through second grade youth will be entered into the Rookie Razz; Rookie Razz kids play all day on Friday only.

Grades 3-12 and adults play in the regular 3on3 Razz.

The 3on3 promotes sportsmanship as a crucial aspect of the tournament. All teams are guaranteed a minimum of three games. Divisions are based on gender, school grade, age, men’s competitive and men’s recreational. Four Players to one team only. All entry fees from the 3on3 go directly to the Lynden Chamber of Commerce, in supporting community events.

Come on downtown and play or cheer on your favorite basketball team! We look forward to seeing you! A special thanks to our many sponsors and volunteers ~ this event couldn’t happen without you!!

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Dog Behavior Improvement Training Workshop @ WCLS Blaine Library
Jul 21 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Dog Behavior Improvement Training Workshop @ WCLS Blaine Library | Blaine | Washington | United States

At this follow-up workshop led by dog behaviorist Lawrence Pang, pet-parents and their dogs will practice the appropriate behaviors discussed at the July 14 seminar – how to walk on leash and not pull, and other common issues. Attendance at the July 14 Seminar is required to attend this workshop. Weather permitting, the workshop will be held in the grassy area behind the library. If postponed, it will be held the following Saturday, July 28.

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Jul
22
Sun
Mosaic Stepping Stone workshop
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mosaic Stepping Stone workshop @ Bellingham | Washington | United States

Beautify your garden with colorful mosaic art!
In this three-hour beginner-friendly class, participants will design and create a unique mosaic garden paver using a wide variety of colorful “tessarae” (colorful tiles, broken dishware, glass marbles and more). Participants are welcome to bring broken dishes, tiles, and other items from home for their mosaic designs – or to share with others!
Participants must bring their own paver.
Instructor will provide all other materials including a wide variety of colorful tiles, mortar, grout and instruction and design ideas.
Ages 13 and up

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Jul
23
Mon
The Movement Class @ Inside Pitch
Jul 23 @ 5:15 am

The batting cages are more than just top-notch baseball training. We also offer an adult group fitness class in the mornings! Avoid the usual run around of 30-day challenges that promise quick results. Start making real habits that will stay with you for a lifetime. The Movement Class is a group training class that is designed to get you moving better through mobility and circuit training. Check out hirschkornfit.wordpress.com for more info and class schedule.

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Odyssey of Science & Arts: Bellingham Grades 4—6 @ Western Washington University
Jul 23 @ 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 23 @ 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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Global Connections: Bellingham @ Western Washington University
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am
Global Connections: Bellingham @ Western Washington University | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Science Exploration Themes:
Week 5 (July 23 – July 27) – City of the Future: Challenges in Engineering and Design
Dive into the architecture, engineering and designs for the cities of today and how the process is evolving.

Week 6 (July 30 – August 3) – Let’s Talk About Cycles
From bicycles to recycling to seasons, cycles are a large part of our daily lives, but how do they work?

Week 7 (August 6 – August 10) – Building Solutions with Pop Bottles
Students will explore creative problem solving skills for many real world dilemmas using simple items like pop bottles.

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Grandparents U: Anacortes Grades 1-5 @ Shannon Point Marine Center
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am
Grandparents U: Anacortes Grades 1-5 @ Shannon Point Marine Center | Anacortes | Washington | United States

Create memories to last a lifetime during this unique intergenerational program for grandparents and grandchildren ages 7-10. You and your grandchild will work side-by-side as you participate in a hands-on course taught by Western faculty.

Citizen Science with a Porpoise

There is so much to discover about our oceans through observation and data collection, and only so many scientists to perform it. Be part of the solution by learning how to be a trained citizen scientist and gather important data on a local marine mammal species. We will learn about food webs of the Salish Sea and challenges faced by top predators feeding in our waters, as well as how to identify local marine mammals we may encounter in preparation for an official data-gathering session from Washington Park.

Physical activity level: Moderate to high; many activities will be conducted outside, including walking on the very rocky intertidal zone and on a rocky bluff trail in Washington Park.

Students are asked to bring:
A rain jacket
A healthy snack
A water bottle
Sunscreen
Good walking shoes/sneakers
A curious mind

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Master Gardener Plant Diagnostic Clinic @ Bellingham Public Library
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Local Master Gardeners will be on hand each Monday evening at the Central Library this spring to offer their gardening expertise to the public on a drop-in basis. Bring your spring gardening questions, samples or photos of unknown or problem plants, and other gardening questions or plans to the library, where Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer advice and plant diagnosis. Contact Deborah Brewer at dbrewer@cob.org or 360-778-7210 for more information.

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Teen Swing @ ABCDance
Jul 23 @ 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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Pickford Film Center’s 20th Anniversary: “Shaolin Soccer” @ Pickford Film Center
Jul 23 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Pickford Film Center's 20th Anniversary: "Shaolin Soccer" @ Pickford Film Center | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Join us in celebrating 20 years of Pickford Film Center with one-night only screenings of 20 of our most popular films! Tickets are only $3.

“Get ready to kick some grass!” Stephen Chow’s action-packed comedy “Shaolin Soccer” follows a young Shaolin follower as he reunites with his brethren to form a soccer team, that packs a serious punch! This family-friendly film is the perfect sporty-summer screening.

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Jul
24
Tue
The Movement Class @ Inside Pitch
Jul 24 @ 5:15 am

The batting cages are more than just top-notch baseball training. We also offer an adult group fitness class in the mornings! Avoid the usual run around of 30-day challenges that promise quick results. Start making real habits that will stay with you for a lifetime. The Movement Class is a group training class that is designed to get you moving better through mobility and circuit training. Check out hirschkornfit.wordpress.com for more info and class schedule.

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WWU Men’s Soccer High School Camp @ Harrington Field at WWU
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm

Ages 9th grade through 12th grade boys ONLY
Cost: $450 residential, $425 commuter

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Chair Tai Chi @ Bellingham Public Library
Jul 24 @ 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. Chair Tai Chi is a good mind body exercise for people of all ages. 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. For some, these concerns arise after a fall and worry that it might happen again. For others, arthritis or other physical issues prevent standing and moving for lengths of time. Chair Chi is perfect for people who live in small places but want to do a daily exercise. 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 Demo @ Bellingham Public Library
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

In this low key painting workshop, watch artist Neal Cronic paint with acrylics and oil paints. Talk with the artist while he works, and learn about a variety of painting techniques. Interested in following along with Neal as he paints? Feel free to bring painting materials of your own and join in!

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Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks Studio
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come join us for a free workshop. Adults and kids ages 14+ are welcome at this 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! After school classes forming for fall.

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Jul
25
Wed
The Movement Class @ Inside Pitch
Jul 25 @ 5:15 am

The batting cages are more than just top-notch baseball training. We also offer an adult group fitness class in the mornings! Avoid the usual run around of 30-day challenges that promise quick results. Start making real habits that will stay with you for a lifetime. The Movement Class is a group training class that is designed to get you moving better through mobility and circuit training. Check out hirschkornfit.wordpress.com for more info and class schedule.

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Tech Basics Coaching @ Bellingham Public Library
Jul 25 @ 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
Jul 25 @ 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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Jul
26
Thu
The Movement Class @ Inside Pitch
Jul 26 @ 5:15 am

The batting cages are more than just top-notch baseball training. We also offer an adult group fitness class in the mornings! Avoid the usual run around of 30-day challenges that promise quick results. Start making real habits that will stay with you for a lifetime. The Movement Class is a group training class that is designed to get you moving better through mobility and circuit training. Check out hirschkornfit.wordpress.com for more info and class schedule.

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Financial Beginnings: Grades 3 – 5 @ Bellingham Public Library
Jul 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Through a variety of hands-on activities and games, kids will learn how to create a budget, use banks and credit unions (making deposits and withdrawls), and how credit and interest work. Kids will also be able to distinguish between the roles of producers and consumers and understand supply vs. demand. Pre-registration is required – space is limited.*

Note: Registration is for ALL THREE SESSIONS: July 12, 19 and 26. Call 360-778-7200 or visit the Children’s Library to register. For children entering grades 3 – 5 in the fall.

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Jul
27
Fri
The Movement Class @ Inside Pitch
Jul 27 @ 5:15 am

The batting cages are more than just top-notch baseball training. We also offer an adult group fitness class in the mornings! Avoid the usual run around of 30-day challenges that promise quick results. Start making real habits that will stay with you for a lifetime. The Movement Class is a group training class that is designed to get you moving better through mobility and circuit training. Check out hirschkornfit.wordpress.com for more info and class schedule.

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