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
26
Sat
Whatcom READS: From Hiking Club to the CCC @ Lynden Public Library
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Local author and historian Janet Oakley will talk about how the first hiking groups in the area and the Civilian Conservation Corps shaped the future of the Mount Baker Forest lands.

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Feb
9
Sat
UFO 101: From Sumeria to Lummi Island @ Whatcom Community College
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am
UFO 101: From Sumeria to Lummi Island @ Whatcom Community College

If UFO sightings and phenomena have ever piqued your curiosity, then this class based on historical and mythical examples is for you! With a dose of humor and inquisitiveness, instructor Matthew Thuney will cover historical and cultural contexts before moving on to a discussion of modern-day UFO activity, including the 1984 “Lummi Island UFO incident.” Join us to engage in speculation and debate about the reality of the UFO phenomenon and its possible implications for contemporary humanity.

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Whatcom READS: From Hiking Club to the CCC @ South Whatcom Library
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Local author and historian Janet Oakley will talk about how the first hiking groups in the area and the Civilian Conservation Corps shaped the future of the Mount Baker Forest Lands.

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Feb
10
Sun
Whatcom READS: NookChat, Community Storytelling @ Everson Library
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

In conjunction with Whatcom READS, master forester Phil Cloward will talk about his long career as a smokejumper, logging engineer and logging company owner.

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Mar
2
Sat
Whatcom READS: Triple Nickel @ Ferndale Library
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Robert L. “Bob” Bartlett tells the tale of the “555,” the first all-black paratroopers who, despite racial challenges, served with distinction when cross-trained to become smokejumpers. Trained by U.S. Forest Service Rangers, the “555” jumped on some 36 forest fires as first responders, including the 1945 Mount Baker fire, and gained military fame as the first all-black airborne infantry firefighters. This program is part of Whatcom READS; the 2019 title is The Big Burn by Timothy Egan.

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