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
21
Mon
Monday Meditation @ Center for Mindful Use
Jan 21 @ 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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Jan
23
Wed
Everyday Yoga @ Center for Mindful Use
Jan 23 @ 5:55 pm

All-levels yoga postures and teachings for the everyday person. Join us every Wednesday at 5:55 p.m. in the Forum de Freedom to learn the practice of yoga in simple language.

Yoga is a practice that helps us access a state of integration and wholeness inside ourselves. It is not just for the flexible, although it will build flexibility. It is not just for the meditator, although it will teach you to meditate. If you can breathe, you can practice yoga.

Come join The Heart School, a depth yoga school for everyday people, as we learn and practice the whole-person experience of yoga together. Yoga asana (postures), breathwork (pranayama), meditation and philosophy.

*Must bring your own mat*

Please arrive on time. Doors will be locked soon after our practice begins to minimize disturbance.

Drop-ins welcome. The class is free with inspired love donations gratefully accepted.

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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Jan
24
Thu
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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Jan
25
Fri
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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Jan
27
Sun
Restorative Yin Yoga @ The Metta Center
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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.

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Jan
28
Mon
Experience Brain Fitness @ Bellingham Public Library
Jan 28 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

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!

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Monday Meditation @ Center for Mindful Use
Jan 28 @ 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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Jan
29
Tue
Shibashi Tai Chi @ Bellingham Public Library
Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Shibashi is one of the most popular qigong sets in the world and can be performed seated or standing. This session will lead the participants through 18 movements that are gentle and peaceful. With a focus on breathing, the movements may reduce stress; improve concentration, calm emotions, increase energy and overall flexibility leading to better health and wellbeing. No registration required. For more information, contact Jenni at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

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Chair Tai Chi @ Bellingham Public Library
Jan 29 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

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. For more information, contact Jenni at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

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Jan
30
Wed
Everyday Yoga @ Center for Mindful Use
Jan 30 @ 5:55 pm

All-levels yoga postures and teachings for the everyday person. Join us every Wednesday at 5:55 p.m. in the Forum de Freedom to learn the practice of yoga in simple language.

Yoga is a practice that helps us access a state of integration and wholeness inside ourselves. It is not just for the flexible, although it will build flexibility. It is not just for the meditator, although it will teach you to meditate. If you can breathe, you can practice yoga.

Come join The Heart School, a depth yoga school for everyday people, as we learn and practice the whole-person experience of yoga together. Yoga asana (postures), breathwork (pranayama), meditation and philosophy.

*Must bring your own mat*

Please arrive on time. Doors will be locked soon after our practice begins to minimize disturbance.

Drop-ins welcome. The class is free with inspired love donations 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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Jan
31
Thu
Dance for People with PD and other Neurological Disorders @ Ballet Bellingham
Jan 31 @ 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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Feb
4
Mon
Lynden “Daddy/Mommy and Me” Therapeutic Dance/Movement Group @ The Barre Pointe
Feb 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Lynden "Daddy/Mommy and Me" Therapeutic Dance/Movement Group @ The Barre Pointe

Arise Well Counseling Services, L.L.C. will be at the Barre Pointe studio conducting dance and movement classes geared toward children who may have difficulty communicating or expressing their feelings. This is a therapeutic form of dance and movement for kids and their parent/caregiver.

This is not put on by The Barre Pointe but will be held at their studio. If you have any questions please contact Lydia Peckover, MS, MA, LMHC at Arise Well Counseling Services, L.L.C.

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Experience Brain Fitness @ Bellingham Public Library
Feb 4 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

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!

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Monday Meditation @ Center for Mindful Use
Feb 4 @ 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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Feb
6
Wed
Managing Conflict As A Co-Parent @ Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
Feb 6 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Want skills to deal with a difficult co-parent? Feeling frustrated? Looking to improve communication with your ex? Then join us for our next Managing Conflict As A Co-Parent workshop! In this engaging and informative workshop, participants will build skills to manage emotions, be heard, communicate effectively and reduce co-parenting conflicts.

Participants will learn how to:
• Identify stresses and triggers
• Appropriately manage anger
• Effectively use a variety of conflict strategies
• Express needs in an assertive, interest-based manner
• Promote healthy communication techniques
The workshop will assist individuals to manage conflict in their lives safely and productively.

“Hearing the trainers say that a divorced family isn’t a broken family, it’s just a reorganized family was music to my ears.”
— Past Parenting Class Participant
Course Fee: $25

To register, contact 360-676-0122 or training@whatcomdrc.org. Or, register online at https://www.whatcomdrc.org/coparentingworkshop/

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Everyday Yoga @ Center for Mindful Use
Feb 6 @ 5:55 pm

All-levels yoga postures and teachings for the everyday person. Join us every Wednesday at 5:55 p.m. in the Forum de Freedom to learn the practice of yoga in simple language.

Yoga is a practice that helps us access a state of integration and wholeness inside ourselves. It is not just for the flexible, although it will build flexibility. It is not just for the meditator, although it will teach you to meditate. If you can breathe, you can practice yoga.

Come join The Heart School, a depth yoga school for everyday people, as we learn and practice the whole-person experience of yoga together. Yoga asana (postures), breathwork (pranayama), meditation and philosophy.

*Must bring your own mat*

Please arrive on time. Doors will be locked soon after our practice begins to minimize disturbance.

Drop-ins welcome. The class is free with inspired love donations 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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Feb
7
Thu
Dance for People with PD and other Neurological Disorders @ Ballet Bellingham
Feb 7 @ 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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Feb
8
Fri
the Basics of Jyotish @ Ayurvedic Health Center
Feb 8 @ 12:30 pm

Journey into the world of Vedic astrology. We’ll briefly compare the Western and Vedic systems of astrology to orient you to the landscape and then will introduce you to the placements of planets in the system of houses and signs. We will also discuss the importance of the lagna in Vedic Astrology and what it indicates about you at your most basic level.

 

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Feb
9
Sat
Love, Cascadia Presents: Survival Magic @ The Family House
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm
Love, Cascadia Presents: Survival Magic @ The Family House

As the first buds emerge from the barren soil so have we persevered in the face of darkness and scarcity. The Sun grows stronger, the days longer and the Earth prepares for seed.

Welcome to Survival Magic!
Celebrate this Imbolc season with Love, Cascadia for a classy evening of dancing, food, drink and healing crafts!

Music Line Up:
Oplopanax (aka Daniel Sloan): Afrobeat, Latin EDM, Global bass. 
Zoie Mizuna: Deep House, World, Minimal and Tech House
Jonah Keith: Hip Hop, Trap, Funk

Vendor Line Up:
Zachary Robertson: Reflexology, Medicinal herbs, dried fruits, and Chocolate Treats
Heather V: Sound and Crystal Therapy, Somatic Tarot
Jeska Slaterr: Bead worker @beaded_snapbacks and Facilitator Artist at Young Artist Warriors
Sara Thornton: Metal art and jewelry, structural welding and ornamental ironwork with Maiden Metal.
Stepha Remedy-Lawson: Doula, Birth Artist and Logo Designs The Language of Birth.

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