This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Whatcom County including Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and beyond.
PreK Combo Class is a weekly class for students age 3-4. Class is designed to give your young dancer a head start in the discipline of dance. PreK Combo class is split in to two halves. The first half of class is focused on the basic techniques of Ballet, Jazz and Creative Movement, while the second half focuses on Rhythm and Tap.
Are you a writer in search of a writing group? Village Books is hosting a poetry writing group on the mezzanine level of the store near the poetry section and Book Fare Café. Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals. This group is open to newcomers and drop-ins and meets the first and third Thursday of each month from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday nights, the J invites you to enjoy free live music in the piano lounge from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Firehall Cafe at the J offers their full menu of food and beverages until 9:00 p.m. Curated by local musician Victor Pruner, the Live Music in the Piano Lounge series is designed to bring a variety of local musicians to engage the community.
Walt Burkett is a well sought after guitarist involved in many local projects across a wide variety of genres. Specializing in chord-melody solo guitar, vocal/guitar duos, jazz instrumental ensembles, rich-harmony classic rock and to round things off, a David Bowie Tribute Band. His performances have been known to include bossa, samba, tangos, jazz and pop standards and classic rock. He plays both classical and string guitar.
Walt is a member of three popular groups, The Walrus, Jasmine Greene Band and Scary Monster & The Super Creeps.
Special guest Artist and Instructor Kevin Coleman will be instructing a wonderful art night at Uptown Art. Each participant will be able to take home their one of a kind painting! Enjoy a wonderful night of giving back, fun, laughter and memories with Uptown Art as we create artwork and give back to a wonderful organization!
Half of all proceeds made from this evening will be given back to Blue Skies for Children. Blue Skies is raising hope and self-esteem by sponsoring homeless, low-income and foster children in Whatcom and Skagit Counties.
The South Fork Valley Community Association presents a discussion featuring Western Washington University Master of Geology candidate Geoffrey Malick: The Devil’s Slide:
Catastrophic Landslides in the South Fork Valley.
While pursuing his Master’s degree in geology at Western Washington University, Geoffrey Malick has undertaken a great deal of in-depth research pertaining to the Van Zandt Landslide Complex (Devil’s slide), a bedrock landslide complex located here on the west side of the Van Zandt Dike in the foothills of the North Cascades. The formation has a legacy of multiple long-runout catastrophic landslides, two of which occurred approximately 1,300 years before present and covered large portions of the South Fork Valley.
Monitoring efforts from 2015 to 2018 provide evidence that slow incremental sliding continues deep within the slopes of the Van Zandt Dike. Although the movement is very slow, the large volume of material involved indicates the potential for future large catastrophic landslides.
Light refreshments provided; audience questions encouraged. Everyone is welcome!
Suggested donation: $5/person, $10/family. Proceeds will support the maintenance and renovation of the historic Van Zandt Community Hall.
Please join us in celebrating our 2018 Peace Builder Award Recipients
Gala Includes: Chef-inspired dinner, live music, Youth Peace Poetry Contest readings, a silent auction, grand prize raffle, wine wall and dessert dash.
The Peace Builder Awards Gala brings our mission to life, honoring remarkable acts of people putting the pieces together for creative conflict resolution in our neighborhoods, schools and community.
Funds raised at our Awards Gala helps:
• Reduce conflict through skill-building workshops with youth
• Stabilize families through mediation and parenting support
• Rebuild parent-child relationships through Supervised Visitation
• Serve thousands of community members annually
Tickets will be available in early September at www.whatcomdrc.org or 360-676-0122
Thank you for your support!
Presented by Peoples Bank
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.
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.
Thirteen women, One purpose. Join us for an opening reception on November 16, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and meet these amazing local artists. Their works range from the traditional to the avant-garde, from fiber to clay and all mediums in between. Like the oceans, these women are “Rising.” This exhibit runs through December 31, 2018.
The gallery is located at 311 W Holly St., in the heart of Old Town Bellingham. Our hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. You can find more information on our website: www.fourthcornerframes.com or give us call at 360-734-1340.
Gratitude Stew – A Soup- and Stew-Tasting and Fundraiser for the Opportunity Council.
Chef inspired soups and stews by Crave Catering, refreshments, community art sculpture, interactive yoga presentation, and two talks about gratitude by community members. Join us for a fun all ages evening and an opportunity to pre-order your favorite stews!
Tickets available online at Brown Paper Bag, $20 per person.
Come celebrate the second anniversary of Peace Portal Podcast! KZAX is teaming up with Studio B to host the anniversary party for Peace Portal Podcast on November 16 at 9:00 p.m.
Join in the celebration with a night of Pacific Northwest house and techno music featuring artists EMUH, ZOF, traffic, and Feu du Camp as well as live visual projections from Charlie Christenson.
Peace Portal Podcast is a monthly show bringing light to underground West Coast DJs and is one of KZAX’s longest-running programs.
The anniversary party is part of the KZAX Presents monthly concert series, which spotlights independent artists from the PNW and the West Coast at a variety of Bellingham music venues.
The event is from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at Studio B located at 202 E. Holly Street. For more information visit the KZAX Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kzaxradio.