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
19
Sat
21st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Saturday Conference @ Whatcom Community College Syre Student Center
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
21st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Saturday Conference @ Whatcom Community College Syre Student Center

The Whatcom Human Rights Task Force presents the
21st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Saturday Conference

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Whatcom Community College, Syre Student Center, 235 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham

“Remaining Awake Together: Nurturing a Revolution of Values” is the theme for the all-day annual Saturday conference, drawing on principles expressed in Dr. King’s speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” at Harlem’s Riverside Church on April 4, 1967 – the values for which he gave his life.

The Peoples’ Keynote, “Let’s Get to the Root of Racial Injustice” will take the form of a conversation that centers the voices and experiences of impacted communities. Skill-building workshops will follow, facilitated by community educators and activists.

The conference is open to all ages, including children. Information tables and complimentary refreshments will be provided. Food vendors will be on site with lunch options for purchase.

Six CEUs (FREE) for Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists/6 Clock Hours available for educators.

Doors open at 9:00 a.m. NO COST.

When you attend the Conference, you can also support the Orca Food Pantry, serving WCC students in need. We will be collecting donations of non-perishable staples, ready-to-eat meals, and new/unused personal care items.

For more information, see http://mlkconference.org/

Poster link: https://mlkconference.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019-Poster.pdf

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2139615869632872/

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Jan
22
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Jan 22 @ 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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Jan
23
Wed
Non-profit Brown Bag: Non-profit Partnership and Collaboration @ St. Luke's Health Education Center
Jan 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Non-profit Brown Bag: Non-profit Partnership and Collaboration @ St. Luke's Health Education Center

How do we build a stronger non-profit community through partnership and collaboration?
This interactive lunch hour will include a program mapping exercise, so participants can learn more about each other’s programs and see where there might be overlapping areas of interest. We will conclude with a discussion about areas that we have identified as priorities for collaboration and discuss possible next steps for exploring partnerships.

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Jan
29
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Jan 29 @ 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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Whatcom Chef Showcase Dinner @ Evolve Chocolate + Cafe
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

We are exited to be hosting our first Chef Showcase dinner at Evolve Chocolate + Cafe in Village Books.
It’s dinner with a purpose: We will be featuring Joshua Hale, Social Media Marketing Director from ClickMonster. Joshua will walk you through how to use Instagram to build your business and create customers.

Who is invited? We are gathering together local Chefs, Restaurant Owners, and Restaurant Managers. This will be a chance to meet other members of the restaurant community and make connections!
What is included? The $60 ticket includes:

Dinner by Chef Christy Fox of Evolve Chocolate + Cafe
-3 courses featuring local ingredients and purveyors
-1 beverage included, additional beverages available for purchase
-20% gratuity included for Evolve staff

Meet and greet with other Whatcom Chefs and Restaurant Owners/Managers

Presentation from Joshua Hale, Social Media Marketing Director at ClickMonster
-Instagram Marketing: Using Instagram and Instagram stories to build community and create customers.
-30-minute presentation with time for questions and 1-on-1 assistance.
-Joshua will be available to help get you started and answer any questions you have during the dinner. Plan to bring your phone, have a business Instagram account, and be ready to start posting!

 

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Feb
1
Fri
Standing Up for Racial Justice without Falling on Your Face @ In the Readings Gallery at Village Books
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Claire Rudolf Murphy, author of Martin and Bobby: A Journey to Justice follows the lives and final days of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy, showing how their initially wary relationship evolved from challenging and testing each other to finally “arriving in the same place” in 1968, as allies fighting poverty and racism.

Mary Cronk Farrell, author of Standing Up Against Hate: How Black Women in the Army Helped Change the Course of WWII, a much-need perspective on the lives of women of color in WWII America.

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Feb
5
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Feb 5 @ 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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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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Feb
12
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Feb 12 @ 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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Feb
19
Tue
NW Washington Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting @ Bellingham Technical College, Settlemyer Hall
Feb 19 all-day
NW Washington Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting @ Bellingham Technical College, Settlemyer Hall

Find Local Products. Connect to Buyers. Get Inspired! The Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting is NW Washington’s premier FOOD & FARM BIZ CONFERENCE. We bring together 180+ farmers, fishers, chefs, grocery buyers, food artisans, processors, and distributors for one day filled with valuable networking and connection opportunities, cutting-edge educational workshops, a vibrant expo, one-on-one producer/buyer consultations, and the ever-delicious 7-course locally-sourced lunch prepared by the BTC Culinary Arts Program and the NW WA Chefs Collective. Best networking event of the year! Spanish translation will be available.

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Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Feb 19 @ 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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Feb
23
Sat
16th Annual Children’s Literature Conference @ Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Western Washington University will host five award-winning children’s and young adult book authors and illustrators from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at Western’s Performing Arts Center as part of Western’s 16th Annual Children’s Literature Conference. The conference brings together teachers, librarians, readers and writers to celebrate children’s literature and reflect on how children’s books shape the experience of growing up. This year’s speakers include: Candace Fleming, Eric Rohmann, Barbara O’Connor, Neal Shusterman and Jerry Pinkney.
Registration opens on Oct. 17 and is available through the conference website at wwuclc.com. The cost to attend is $175 with an early bird rate of $125 available through Jan. 16. Discounts are available for students, para-professionals, retired teachers and Western employees.

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GEMS Fair Bellingham @ Western Washington University
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
GEMS Fair Bellingham @ Western Washington University

The GEMS (Girls in engineering, math, and science) Fair is a free, family-friendly event showcasing groups around campus and Bellingham that have ties to the STEM community. Learn about careers in STEM fields, enjoy demonstrations and presentations throughout the day, and participate in an opportunity for local STEM Based programs and groups to inspire and encourage young women to explore different aspects of STEM.

In the past, we have had many exciting demonstrations and tablers. Last year, we learned about the Life of an Astronaut from local Astronaut, Wendy Lawrence. We also received a presentation from a Western Student involved in creating a solar window here on campus, and were able to give astronomy presentations in our own portable planetarium.

Many tablers also took part in the fair such as the ROV Club, Women in Physics, Wilson Engineering, The Foundry, and a group that showed students how to extract DNA from a strawberry. There was a wide array of STEM examples to treat students and families to a variety of activities.

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Feb
26
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Feb 26 @ 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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Feb
27
Wed
Non-profit Brown Bag: Social Media tips and tricks @ St. Luke's Health Education Center
Feb 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Non-profit Brown Bag: Social Media tips and tricks @ St. Luke's Health Education Center

Learn how to share more engaging stories, connect with more people, and use Facebook ads. Bring your questions, big or small. Shawn is happy to answer and explain everything related to Facebook.

Shawn Kemp is the CEO of ActionSprout, a tool built for nonprofits on Facebook. For over six years ActionSprout has helped 50,000+ organizations in 70+ countries get more out of their Facebook efforts.

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Mar
5
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Mar 5 @ 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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Mar
9
Sat
Guys & Guts @ Whatcom Community College
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Guys & Guts @ Whatcom Community College

Open to middle school boys, Whatcom Community College’s Guys & Guts is a one-day workshop for students to enjoy hands-on labs in which they:

– Draw “blood” from an artificial arm
– Examine a simulation manikin patient
– Experience paraffin wax physical therapy
– Touch a real human skeleton
– And much more!

Registration fee includes a commemorative t-shirt for the student and lunch for the student and his parent/guardian. Scholarships are available.

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Mar
12
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Mar 12 @ 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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Mar
19
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Mar 19 @ 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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Mar
26
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Mar 26 @ 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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Mar
27
Wed
Non-profit brown bag: Equity/Diversity open roundtable @ St. Luke's Health Education Center
Mar 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Non-profit brown bag: Equity/Diversity open roundtable @ St. Luke's Health Education Center

Addie Candid from the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center will lead an open discussion about what diversity and equity mean for our non-profits.

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Apr
2
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Apr 2 @ 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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