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
18
Fri
Come & Drum! A Weekly Drumming Circle @ Center for Mindful Use
Jan 18 @ 5:55 pm
Come & Drum! A Weekly Drumming Circle @ Center for Mindful Use | Bellingham | Massachusetts | United States

Every Friday, we gather in the Forum de Freedom at CMU at 5:55 p.m. for some good ole’ community time and a two-hour Drum Circle.

Some drums will be provided, but if you have your own — bring em! Feel free to bring other percussion instruments as well. No experience necessary.

And bring your friends! Drop-in’s welcome. Please arrive on time as outside doors may be locked shortly after the event starts.

This event is free and open to all. Love donations appreciated.

About the Teacher

Walking Spirit, Elizabeth Grace is an Intuitive Energy Worker and Wellness Advocate specializing in Whole; Mind, Body and Spiritual Wellness. Elizabeth harnesses daily the healing power of drumming, dance, mindful meditation, nature therapy, essential oils and Feng Shui, and is committed to applying these practices in her life daily as well as empowering others to find their own wellness rhythms. Elizabeth is a certified Matrix Energetics practitioner, and is also triple certified in Claircognizance, Clairsentience and Clairvoyance, all of which assist her with her energy healing work, and communication with spirit. You can find more information on scheduling an energy healing session with Walking Spirit, Elizabeth Grace by visiting her Facebook page.

Please check www.mindfuluse.org for last-minute schedule changes.
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Unless otherwise noted, events sponsored by the Center for Mindful Use are “Canna-friendly,” that is that our instructors neither encourage nor discourage cannabis use, but encourage guests to show up as they are. Please note that the use of cannabis while on CMU property is not currently permitted.

The Forum is located in the Center for Mindful Use behind Satori Cannabis Boutique, about a block NW of the Bham Farmer’s Market. Please use CMU’s separate side entrance located on Cornwall Avenue. Just over The Rainbow Bridge.

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Fairhaven Family Story Night with the Bellingham Storyteller’s Guild @ Fairhaven Library
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us at 6:00 p.m. for a free hour of coaching and introduction to storytelling. Professional storytelling begins at 7:00 p.m. For more information, find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Bellingham-Storytellers-Guild-120965527946008/ or call 360-714-9631.

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Fourth Corner Frames Presents Artist’s Choice 2019 – Photograpy Edition @ Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fourth Corner Frames Presents Artist's Choice 2019 - Photograpy Edition @ Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery

Artist Choice 2019: Photography Edition

Oh Snap! The subject matter in FCF’s kickoff presentation for 2019 spans the globe and imagination for the images chosen by some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest photographers. The framing for this exhibit will be designed by FCF staff.

Come meet the artists at an opening reception. There will also be an Art Walk reception February 1, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. This show will hang in the gallery through thru Feb 23.

 

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Meditation: The Secret to a Peaceful Life @ Bellingham Public Library
Jan 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Many of us worry about the future or dwell upon the past. Our mind is constantly in turmoil. In this program, we will explore the healing power of meditation and how to unlock the door to a life of improved physical and emotional well-being. Meditation is much more than a simple tool to help people reduce stress. It has the power to positively transform our inner self, which in turn impacts our outer relationships and the way we cope with the stressors around us. Meditation can enhance our happiness on an individual level and is the secret to profound personal well-being. Join Dr. Richard Scotti for this engaging program, which is co-sponsored by the Bellingham Public Library. No registration required, and the workshop is free to attend.

Dr. Richard Scotti is an educator, researcher and international consultant who has taught technical, management and self-development programs over several decades at universities and in public workshops in the USA, Europe, and the Far East. He earned a PhD at the University of California, Berkeley and has been a serious student of yoga and meditation under world-renown teachers for over 44 years. Richard’s life-style and lecturing-style are based on the belief that learning is a process of personal inner discovery and that love is the teacher.

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BAAY Presents: Urinetown @ Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm
BAAY Presents: Urinetown @ Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth

Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth presents the bold musical comedy, Urinetown, performed by senior students ages 13-16 this January. Premiering in 2001 at the New York International Fringe Festival, Urinetown played on Broadway and went on to win three Tony Awards. Its teasing nature and irreverent perspective has entertained international audiences for many years. It’s sure to provide a rare theatre experience for Bellingham viewers. Urinetown takes place in a not-so-distant future where a 20-year drought has caused a devastating water shortage and a governmental ban on private toilets. All restroom activities are controlled by the Urine Good Company, who profits from humanity’s most basic needs. Those who disobey the restroom laws and venture to “pee for free” are harshly punished and exiled to the mysterious district of Urinetown.

Performances run January 11-13 and 18-20 at the BAAY Theatre. Tickets and more information at baay.org. Please note that Urinetown is rated PG-13 by Music Theatre International, so parental guidance recommended for younger viewers.

 

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Voice Play @ Mount Baker Theatre
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm

VoicePlay is an imaginative and original theatrical experience that takes the timeless sound of vocal music and turns it completely on its head. Great for all ages, this full-blown stage show combines humor, harmonies and “how did they do that?” into a powerfully fun musical experience. Don’t miss this barbershop act turned touring sensation.

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Jan
19
Sat
21st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Saturday Conference @ Whatcom Community College Syre Student Center
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
21st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Saturday Conference @ Whatcom Community College Syre Student Center

The Whatcom Human Rights Task Force presents the
21st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Saturday Conference

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Whatcom Community College, Syre Student Center, 235 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham

“Remaining Awake Together: Nurturing a Revolution of Values” is the theme for the all-day annual Saturday conference, drawing on principles expressed in Dr. King’s speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” at Harlem’s Riverside Church on April 4, 1967 – the values for which he gave his life.

The Peoples’ Keynote, “Let’s Get to the Root of Racial Injustice” will take the form of a conversation that centers the voices and experiences of impacted communities. Skill-building workshops will follow, facilitated by community educators and activists.

The conference is open to all ages, including children. Information tables and complimentary refreshments will be provided. Food vendors will be on site with lunch options for purchase.

Six CEUs (FREE) for Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists/6 Clock Hours available for educators.

Doors open at 9:00 a.m. NO COST.

When you attend the Conference, you can also support the Orca Food Pantry, serving WCC students in need. We will be collecting donations of non-perishable staples, ready-to-eat meals, and new/unused personal care items.

For more information, see http://mlkconference.org/

Poster link: https://mlkconference.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019-Poster.pdf

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2139615869632872/

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CascadeCon (Cascade Games Convention) @ Bellingham Cruise Terminal
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
CascadeCon (Cascade Games Convention) @ Bellingham Cruise Terminal

Cascade Games Convention (CascadeCon) is back for year two!

Bellingham’s premier tabletop board game playing event is happening from Friday, January 18 through Sunday, January 20, 2019.

CascadeCon is a convention for serious game-players and others interested in the hobby of craft board gaming to enjoy one another’s company, play the games they love, try excellent new titles and make memories with friends and family.

Bring your favorite board, card and tabletop games to play in a beautiful locale, both inside and out. Large open spaces, high ceilings, and natural light abound throughout the Bellingham Cruise Terminal but especially in the Dome Room, where CascadeCon will be centered.

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Computer Science Club: Winter @ Western Washington University
Jan 19 @ 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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Street Law/Access ID @ Bellingham Public Library
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Street Law is a free, drop-in, legal advice clinic where people can ask questions and get legal advice in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers. Demand for this clinic is high, so we recommend that attendees arrive on time to ensure being seen by an attorney. Law Advocates works with low income individuals to gain the proper documents needed to get a state ID card. For more information, visit www.lawadvocates.org or call LAW Advocates at 360-671-6079.

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BAAY Presents: Urinetown @ Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm
BAAY Presents: Urinetown @ Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth

Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth presents the bold musical comedy, Urinetown, performed by senior students ages 13-16 this January. Premiering in 2001 at the New York International Fringe Festival, Urinetown played on Broadway and went on to win three Tony Awards. Its teasing nature and irreverent perspective has entertained international audiences for many years. It’s sure to provide a rare theatre experience for Bellingham viewers. Urinetown takes place in a not-so-distant future where a 20-year drought has caused a devastating water shortage and a governmental ban on private toilets. All restroom activities are controlled by the Urine Good Company, who profits from humanity’s most basic needs. Those who disobey the restroom laws and venture to “pee for free” are harshly punished and exiled to the mysterious district of Urinetown.

Performances run January 11-13 and 18-20 at the BAAY Theatre. Tickets and more information at baay.org. Please note that Urinetown is rated PG-13 by Music Theatre International, so parental guidance recommended for younger viewers.

 

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Bellingham Roller Betties Season 12 Double Header @ Lynden Skateway
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm
Bellingham Roller Betties Season 12 Double Header @ Lynden Skateway

The Bellingham Roller Betties start Season 12 with a Double Header at Lynden Skateway in Lynden, WA. In the first bout of the night, the Bellingham Roller Betties All Stars take on the Eves of Destruction from Victoria, British Columbia. The second match up features the Bellingham Roller Betties newest skaters including Mrs. LoveHits, Slambchop, Shammunition, Nina Nightmare and DocUrSoxOff in the annual Freshmeat Skater Debut Bout – Red Riot vs. Black Death. All ages are welcome and tickets are available at the door. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. with the first bout starting at 5:30 p.m.

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BAAY Presents: Urinetown @ Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm
BAAY Presents: Urinetown @ Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth

Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth presents the bold musical comedy, Urinetown, performed by senior students ages 13-16 this January. Premiering in 2001 at the New York International Fringe Festival, Urinetown played on Broadway and went on to win three Tony Awards. Its teasing nature and irreverent perspective has entertained international audiences for many years. It’s sure to provide a rare theatre experience for Bellingham viewers. Urinetown takes place in a not-so-distant future where a 20-year drought has caused a devastating water shortage and a governmental ban on private toilets. All restroom activities are controlled by the Urine Good Company, who profits from humanity’s most basic needs. Those who disobey the restroom laws and venture to “pee for free” are harshly punished and exiled to the mysterious district of Urinetown.

Performances run January 11-13 and 18-20 at the BAAY Theatre. Tickets and more information at baay.org. Please note that Urinetown is rated PG-13 by Music Theatre International, so parental guidance recommended for younger viewers.

 

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Fire and Grace set NIGHT BEAT ablaze on January 19! @ First Congregational Church
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm
Fire and Grace set NIGHT BEAT ablaze on January 19! @ First Congregational Church

Violinist Edwin Huizinga and Celtic guitarist William Coulter are riding a whirlwind of a string of successes. Edwin just premiered his new opera “The Angel Speaks” in the palace of Versailles with Tafelmusik. Now he has rejoined William Coulter, Celtic guitarist, recording engineer, and ethnomusicologist at UCSanta Cruz, who has recorded many CDs of solo and ensemble folk music from the Celtic traditions. Together these two are FIRE AND GRACE, a cross-over Baroque to Folk duo of uncanny skill and breath-taking speed. Their combined energy is enough to launch fireworks. January 19 at 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church.

$25 tickets, which include refreshments, are available at Village Books, Quist Violins, Community Food Co-op locations, online on www.bellinghammusicclub.org, and at the door. Take a teen for free. More information on bellinghammusicclub.org and 360-305-6526.

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Jan
20
Sun
CascadeCon (Cascade Games Convention) @ Bellingham Cruise Terminal
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
CascadeCon (Cascade Games Convention) @ Bellingham Cruise Terminal

Cascade Games Convention (CascadeCon) is back for year two!

Bellingham’s premier tabletop board game playing event is happening from Friday, January 18 through Sunday, January 20, 2019.

CascadeCon is a convention for serious game-players and others interested in the hobby of craft board gaming to enjoy one another’s company, play the games they love, try excellent new titles and make memories with friends and family.

Bring your favorite board, card and tabletop games to play in a beautiful locale, both inside and out. Large open spaces, high ceilings, and natural light abound throughout the Bellingham Cruise Terminal but especially in the Dome Room, where CascadeCon will be centered.

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Roeder Home Tours @ The Roeder Home
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm
Roeder Home Tours @ The Roeder Home | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Sunday, September 30 is the first day of tours at the Roeder Home for the season! The Roeder Home will be open for guided tours from September 30 to April 14. Tours are on Sundays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. However, due to reservations, the home may not be open every Sunday. This home is on the National Register and showcases beautiful oak interior, cozy fireplaces and original Steuben glass chandeliers. Come in for a tour and learn what the word “Whatcom” means and who Elizabeth Park was named after.

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Sips of the Season @ Galloway's Cocktail Bar
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sips of the Season @ Galloway's Cocktail Bar

Join us at Galloway’s Cocktail Bar as master mixolgists share their bar secrets and how to make four wonderful winter cocktails, perfectly paired with small plates from their brand new menu.

Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the door the day of the event. Ticket price also includes:

* Raffle ticket
* Swag bag
* Keepsake wine glass, sponsored by Roger Jobs

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BAAY Presents: Urinetown @ Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm
BAAY Presents: Urinetown @ Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth

Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth presents the bold musical comedy, Urinetown, performed by senior students ages 13-16 this January. Premiering in 2001 at the New York International Fringe Festival, Urinetown played on Broadway and went on to win three Tony Awards. Its teasing nature and irreverent perspective has entertained international audiences for many years. It’s sure to provide a rare theatre experience for Bellingham viewers. Urinetown takes place in a not-so-distant future where a 20-year drought has caused a devastating water shortage and a governmental ban on private toilets. All restroom activities are controlled by the Urine Good Company, who profits from humanity’s most basic needs. Those who disobey the restroom laws and venture to “pee for free” are harshly punished and exiled to the mysterious district of Urinetown.

Performances run January 11-13 and 18-20 at the BAAY Theatre. Tickets and more information at baay.org. Please note that Urinetown is rated PG-13 by Music Theatre International, so parental guidance recommended for younger viewers.

 

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Restorative Yin Yoga @ The Metta Center
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm

Enjoy a slow paced, meditative yoga class focusing on held postures. Works deeply into the whole body targeting connective tissues, joints and bones. Yin Yoga helps cultivate and restore range of motion, revitalize tissue in the body and gives us the opportunity to slow down and pay attention.