This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Whatcom County including Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and beyond.
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!
English Conversation Class is offered by the Whatcom Literacy Council for people who are learning to speak English. It is facilitated by a trained volunteer who will lead the class. English Conversation Class will focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking in a casual and comfortable setting. The program is open to all levels and no registration is required. Contact Jenni Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-778-7217 for more information.
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.
Whether you are new to meditation or a veteran “sitter,” please join us every Monday evening in Bellingham’s Forum de Freedom as the CMU community gathers to practice stillness. Meditation unites mind, body and spirt, helping one tap into the deep state of relaxation, peace — and sometimes inspiration! — that exists within all of us.
Some have found mindful cannabis use an aid to meditation, helping calm the “monkey mind” and ground oneself in the present moment.
Our Monday Night Meditation could not be more simple. We meet. We greet. We take a seat. On most evenings, our practice includes our beautiful Tibetan crystal singing bowl, which invokes a state of deep relaxation that can naturally assist one in entering a meditative state.
And we always finish before 7:00 p.m.
This is not a meditation class, but during the “greet” we can share meditation practices that may assist those new to meditation.
Please arrive by 5:55 p.m. so we can begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Doors will be locked shortly after our meditation begins to minimize disturbance to other sitters.
Drop-ins welcome. Please bring your own meditation pillow (we do have a few first-come/first-serve loaners) or plan to use a chair. It all works. And it’s all free. (Inspired love donations always gratefully accepted.)
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.
Meet new people, play new games! Families and individuals are invited to come play board games at the library. Games like Sushi Go!, Carcassonne, Lyndenopoly and Codenames will be available to play or bring your own to share. No experience necessary! Knowledgeable staff will be on hand to facilitate and teach games on the second Monday of every month. For ages 8+.
Interested in becoming a U.S. citizen? Prepare for your citizenship interview and study U.S. history and government for the examination. ELL students are welcome! Registration is required and class size is limited. To register, contact the library. Four free classes taught in English weekly October 29 through November 26.
Every Monday Jan Peters hosts an open Irish music from session from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., followed by a concert that is always very fine, fun and often stunning. The concerts feature artists that range from local and regional purveyors of fine acoustic traditional and trad-based folk music to national and internationally renown luminaries.
The session is a part of an ancient culture of oral tradition of learning and sharing within a cross-generational community context.
The wintertime venue for Irish & Folk Mondays is currently The Honeymoon:
Now in my third season there, the Honeymoon provides a warm and cozy environ for intimate concerts and shows.
In the summertime we move out into the open air and fun of Boundary Bay Brewery’s lovely beer garden: https://www.bbaybrewery.com
Jan’s documentary on Mondays is a great watch and really shows what it’s all about:
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.
Join us for an LGBTQ+ centered book group that explores Stonewall Book Award Winners and Honor books. The Stonewall Book Award recognizes excellence in LGBTQ+ themed young adult books. All teen readers, 8th grade and up, are welcome to attend and engage in fun, respectful dialogue facilitated by WCLS staff. Refreshments provided.
Are you curious about the mystery and mechanism of gravity; the nature, meaning and problems of time; or the possibilities of many worlds and multiverses? Get together to discuss topics like these with Lee Moseley and your curious friends and neighbors, and explore the most vexing questions in theoretical physics.
Every Tuesday night The Green Frog transforms into the best area for dancing and DJing in town. Imagine: a retro throwback to the SOUL TRAIN era! So grab your friends and bring them down to the longest standing DJ night in Bellingham. From Al Green to Kool & The Gang. Aretha Franklin to Earth, Wind & Fire; James Brown to David Bowie. Put on your best suede clothes, your most comfortable dancing shoes and most stylish attire and experience why this is the most fun and long-lasting DJ/Dance night in Whatcom County. From millennial college students to groovy baby boomers, this night suits all. Requests welcome! Come enjoy the finest beer on tap and mixed drink specials that will rock your socks. Did we mention it has home made margaritas on tap, food BBQ specials and the best custom Grilled Cheese sandwiches in town? This is THE place to be Tuesday nights. A truly righteous night of dancing is in your future. Tuesday’s at The Green Frog is out of sight!