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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Oct
15
Mon
Mental Health First Aid Class @ East Whatcom Regional Resource Center
Oct 15 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Mental Health First Aid Class @ East Whatcom Regional Resource Center | Sumas | Washington | United States

A FREE training opportunity for community members in the east Whatcom County area, Mental Health First Aid participants earn a certificate that demonstrates they’ve learned a five-step action plan to help loved ones, colleagues, neighbors and others cope with mental health or substance use problems. The certificate is good for three years and is modeled on the standard principles of first aid so that people without formal healthcare training can provide support until appropriate help is received. The class is offered by the Area Health Education Center for Western Washington as part of its mission to strengthen healthcare in rural communities. AHECWW is located at Whatcom Community College. Registration is limited to 30 attendees and more information is available at AHECWW.org/Training.

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Indoor Wheelchair GangBall @ Indoor Wheelchair GangBall
Oct 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Indoor Wheelchair GangBall @ Indoor Wheelchair GangBall | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Indoor Wheelchair GangBall at Bloedel Donovan Park
September – May, Mondays, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Sport Wheelchairs are provided.

Non-handicapped are welcome to play too.

Please call or text if planning to be there or have any questions.
Jeff: 360-303-2130 RSVP

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Teen Swing @ ABCDance
Oct 15 @ 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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Monday Meditation @ Center for Mindful Use
Oct 15 @ 5:55 pm
Monday Meditation @ Center for Mindful Use | Bellingham | Washington | United States

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.

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Game Night at the Library @ WCLS Lynden Library
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Game Night at the Library @ WCLS Lynden Library | Lynden | Washington | United States

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+.

 

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Irish & Folk Mondays
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Irish & Folk Mondays @ Bellingham | Washington | United States

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:
http://www.honeymoonmeads.com

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:

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Oct
16
Tue
Harvest Happens at BelleWood Acres @ BelleWood Acres
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Daily and on weekends! Apples U-Pick/We Pick, Honeycrisp and more. Fresh Cider, Caramel Apples, Corn Maze/Duck Run, Farm Tours, Distillery Tastings, Country Café (Breakfast & Lunch).

Weekend Extras!!! Apple Bin Train Rides, Corn Cannons, Facepainting and Distillery Tours (register online).

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Blaine Storytime @ WCLS Blaine Library
Oct 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Blaine Storytime @ WCLS Blaine Library | Blaine | Washington | United States

For ages 2-6, 30 minutes. An open program that includes stories, rhymes and songs with opportunities for movement and interactive participation. Meets weekly on Tuesdays.

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Lynden Stories & Play @ WCLS Lynden Library
Oct 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Lynden Stories & Play @ WCLS Lynden Library | Lynden | Washington | United States

For ages 3-5, 60 minutes. Begins with 30 minutes of storytime featuring stories, rhymes and songs that engage preschool children’s developing attention spans and understandings, followed by 30 minutes of open early learning play with a variety of activities and materials.

 

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Preschool story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Oct 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Join us on Tuesday mornings at Launching Success for Preschool story time. We start at 10:30 a.m. with a few stories and then a simple fun craft.

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Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Oct 16 @ 10:30 am

Join us each week at Launching Success for our Preschool story time. We meet at 10:30 a.m. for some playtime and then we read a few stories together and do a fun craft. Story time last about 45 minutes. Your preschooler will love it!

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Navigating Health Care Options 2018-2019 @ WCLS Everson Library
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Navigating Health Care Options 2018-2019 @ WCLS Everson Library | Everson | Washington | United States

Receive free, unbiased, confidential help with finding free or low-cost health care options from the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement (WAHA). A certified staff member and a volunteer will walk through your options. Language interpreter services available. Please call WAHA for an appointment slot (360-788-6594) and bring all health insurance cards, a current list of medications and proof of household income if you are applying for any medical or prescription assistance programs.

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Rainbow Reads: LGBTQ+ Teen Book Club @ WCLS Ferndale Library
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rainbow Reads: LGBTQ+ Teen Book Club @ WCLS Ferndale Library | Ferndale | Washington | United States

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.

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Tools for Tough Conversations: Prepare For and Respond to Stress and Conflict @ Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
Oct 16 @ 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm

A training series for past participants of conflict training programs, Tools for Tough Conversations provides practical tips on applying conflict de-escalation and communication skills at home, work or in the community. Each supportive learning session is designed to refresh you on key conflict awareness and assertiveness skills and provides ample practice time using scenarios, worksheets and group learning activities, all with the help of trained mediators & facilitators.

In order to register for a Tools for Tough Conversations workshop, you must first have taken one or more of the following prerequisites offered by the WDRC and its partners:
Understanding Conflict, Professional Mediation Training, Civility in Our Democracy or Leadership Whatcom.

Prepare for and Respond to Stress and Conflict: Conflict awareness tools for working with physiological impacts and habitual reactions and stress patterns. Review the cycle of reaction, practice stress reduction tips and work with your physiology be mindful of steps to get onto the balcony for a better perspective of the situation or confusion.

$20 per session or $80 for all six sessions (non-refundable). Come to one session, or all six. To register, call the Program Coordinator at 360-676-0122 or e-mail training@whatcomdrc.org. Or you can register online at https://www.whatcomdrc.org/tools-for-tough-conversations/. Space is limited so pre-registration is encouraged. Presented by Dumas & Associates.

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“War Through the Eyes of Women: A Book Club” @ The Bellingham Vet Center—New Conference Room
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm

New Program and New Space!
War through the Eyes of Women: A Book Club starting Fall 2018
Open House on October 16, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Whether you were raised on an army post or served on one, you know that the lives of military families are nothing like the rest of Americans’. Join us as we discuss powerful literature by writers who have a deep understanding of military service and life on the home front. The discussions will be guided by skilled leaders to help participants connect the literature and the author’s meaning to their own lives.

We recognize that the experience of female military members is different than that of female family members, but our goal here is support and try to understand each other as women in our different experiences via military life, and to gain strength from our collective resilience.

The Vet Center has expanded! Come see the new conference room and help us choose the first book!

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Kept in Stitches @ WCLS Everson Library
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Kept in Stitches @ WCLS Everson Library | Everson | Washington | United States

Join this good-natured group for an evening of knitting, laughter, crocheting, needlework and more. Meets weekly on Tuesdays.

 

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North Fork Storytime @ WCLS North Fork Library
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
North Fork Storytime @ WCLS North Fork Library | Maple Falls | Washington | United States

For ages 2-6, 30 minutes. An open program that includes stories, rhymes and songs with opportunities for movement and interactive participation. Meets weekly.

 

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Philosophy of Theoretical Physics: A Discussion Group @ WCLS Island Library
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Theoretical Physics: A Discussion Group @ WCLS Island Library | Lummi Island | Washington | United States

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.

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Point Roberts Pajama Storytime @ WCLS Point Roberts Library
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Point Roberts Pajama Storytime @ WCLS Point Roberts Library | Point Roberts | Washington | United States

For ages 2-6, 30 minutes. Wear your pajamas and join us for stories, rhymes and songs with opportunities for movement and interactive participation. Meets weekly.

 

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Yesterday’s Playboys Perform @ Whiskey's Burger Bistro
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm
Yesterday's Playboys Perform @ Whiskey's Burger Bistro | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Yesterday’s Playboys perform at Whiskey’s Burger Bistro.

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Fancy Bingo @ The Mountain Room at Boundary Bay
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Fancy Bingo @ The Mountain Room at Boundary Bay | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Every third Tuesday Aireekah hosts Fancy Bingo in The Mountain Room at Boundary Bay. Proceeds from this monthly event benefit rotating local nonprofits.

Bingo cards are $2 each or a sheet of three for $5.

This event is 21+.

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Soul Night at The Green Frog @ The Green Frog
Oct 16 @ 9:30 pm

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!

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