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
23
Wed
Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks
Jan 23 @ 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
24
Thu
Friends of the Library Winter Book Sale @ Bellingham Public Library
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join us for the Friends of the Bellingham Public Library Winter Book Sale! Thousands of used books, DVDs, CDs and more, most items priced $1 or less. Large selections for all ages, with tables continuously restocked each day of the sale.

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Dance for People with PD and other Neurological Disorders @ Ballet Bellingham
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am
Dance for People with PD and other Neurological Disorders @ Ballet Bellingham

Taught by Pam Kuntz, artistic director of Kuntz and Company and faculty at WWU with accompanist Mike Bajuk.

This class is specially designed for people living with Parkinson’s disease. Caregivers and supporting family or friends are also welcome, as are individuals living with other movement or neurological disorders.

Call Pam at 360-510-4711 or e-mail her at kuntzpam@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Free – no registration necessary.

 

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PreK Combo Dance Class @ ABCDance
Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
PreK Combo Dance Class @ ABCDance | Bellingham | Washington | United States

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.

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Grand Re-Opening: Crave Catering / Kelly’s O’Deli Catering @ Crave & Kelly's O'Deli Catering Kitchen
Jan 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Grand Re-Opening: Crave Catering / Kelly's O'Deli Catering @ Crave & Kelly's O'Deli Catering Kitchen

Grand Re-opening of Crave Catering and Kelly’s O’Deli-two of Whatcom County’s top catering companies-under one roof! Join us to tour the kitchen and sample some of the great food we have to offer!

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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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Live Music in the Piano Lounge @ Jansen Art Center
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Live Music in the Piano Lounge @ Jansen Art Center  | Lynden | Washington | United States

Join us every Thursday night for Live Music in the Piano Lounge from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Support local artists while enjoying something delicious from the Firehall Cafe’s new menu. Kulshan Brewing on tap along with a variety of wines and appetizers.

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House Concert With Jean Mann @ Chuckanut Center
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
House Concert With Jean Mann @ Chuckanut Center

Jean is an Americana styled singer-songwriter that takes to the road frequently to share her musical gifts. Her jazz-tinged voice pours honey over a variety of instrumentation. Jean is a wonderful complement to a room full of attentive listeners.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
No advance ticket sales.

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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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Bellingham Idol @ Rumors Cabaret
Jan 24 @ 9:00 pm

Bellingham Idol rides again! Starting again January 10, we’ll take 20 auditioners and whittle them down to one winner over five weeks. Winner gets $250 cash prize and a golden ticket to the quarterfinals of Bellingham Idol season 2 which begins September 2019. No cover and a great time guaranteed. Hope to see you there!

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Jan
25
Fri
Friends of the Library Winter Book Sale @ Bellingham Public Library
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join us for the Friends of the Bellingham Public Library Winter Book Sale! Thousands of used books, DVDs, CDs and more, most items priced $1 or less. Large selections for all ages, with tables continuously restocked each day of the sale.

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5th Annual Illuminight Winter Walk @ Skagit Riverwalk Park
Jan 25 @ 4:00 pm
5th Annual Illuminight Winter Walk @ Skagit Riverwalk Park | Mount Vernon | Washington | United States

5th Annual Illuminight Winter Walk is a free event celebrating art, light, wildlife, health and the community. Enjoy in-the-moment luminary making, live music, a luminary-lit procession and festivities. Live music starts at 5:00 p.m., the luminary-lit procession will take place 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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5th Annual Illuminight Winter Walk @ Riverwalk Park in Downtown Mount Vernon
Jan 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
5th Annual Illuminight Winter Walk @ Riverwalk Park in Downtown Mount Vernon | Mount Vernon | Washington | United States

5th Annual Illuminight Winter Walk is Friday, January 25, 2019. In-the-moment luminary making at Tri Dee Arts from 4 pm – 5:30 pm. The festivities will start at Riverwalk Park in Mount Vernon, WA at 5:30. Luminary-lit procession, live music, and festivities free for you and your family to enjoy!

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Come & Drum! A Weekly Drumming Circle @ Center for Mindful Use
Jan 25 @ 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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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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“Accommodation” Performance Dates January 16, 21 and 25 @ Bellingham Theatre Guild
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm

Why would someone not want to “fix” being deaf? This question arises, even in Deaf families.
(Spoiler alert, this play will not answer that question.)
Tickets will be sold at the door. $4 for the single show, or buy a BOAT pass for $10 and see every show in the festival! For more info on the festival (Ignore the “Buy Tickets” button until further notice.
To ensure all performances of ACCOMMODATION as part of the Bellingham One Act Theater (BOAT) Festival will be accessible to Deaf and Hearing audience members alike, all performances of ACCOMMODATION will be simultaneously voiced and signed.

Written and directed by Marla Bronstein.

Featuring James Christianson, Dawn Stoyanoff, Stephanie Chrest Blankers, Kathryn Murray, Christopher Wright, Christine Griffin, Jacob Merz, Ken Gunning, Gavin Grant and Marissa Oesterling.

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STOMP @ Mount Baker Theatre
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm

STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. This international percussion sensation has garnered awards, rave reviews and numerous national television appearances. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments—such as matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters or hubcaps—to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. As USA Today says, “STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.

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Salt in Our Blood: A FisherPoets Showcase @ The Mountain Room at Boundary Bay Brewery
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm
Salt in Our Blood: A FisherPoets Showcase @ The Mountain Room at Boundary Bay Brewery

Commercial fishers and writers with “salt in their blood,” Joel Brady-Power, Maggie Bursch, Maria Liliana Dosal and Sierra Golden share poems and songs about the ocean’s inextricable call. Bellingham’s Boundary Bay Brewery will pour their award-winning brews. Free raffle and munchies.

Suggested donation: $10. Proceeds benefit Strength of the Tides and Bellingham SeaFeast. Performers’ works and Strength of the Tides apparel will also be available for purchase.

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Free Bass Night @ Boscoe's
Jan 25 @ 9:00 pm

DJ Cauliflowa and Nori pumping out the bass!

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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 i