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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Nov
27
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Nov 27 @ 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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Philosophy of Theoretical Physics: A Discussion Group @ WCLS Island Library
Nov 27 @ 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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Nov
28
Wed
Learn to Ride the Bus on a Guided Bus Trip @ Whatcom Council of Governmenta
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Learn to Ride the Bus on a Guided Bus Trip @ Whatcom Council of Governmenta | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Want to learn to ride the bus? Don’t care for driving on dark, rainy days? Taking the bus is a safe and easy way to travel. Avoid navigating traffic and finding a parking spot. We’ll take Route 4 which passes by St. Joseph Medical Center so riders can also see how easy it is to bus to the hospital and adjoining health services. Meet at Smart Trips office at 314 E Champion St. at 11:05 a.m. sharp! (We don’t want to miss the bus.) WTA bus passes will be provided. We will be at the mall for approximately one hour and 10 minutes. Bring money for lunch or take a stroll around the mall. The mall is an excellent place to get exercise during the cold months. The group will return by approximately 1:20 p.m. Please note, we will be walking to the city bus stop so you must be able to walk or use your motorized transportation device to travel up to two blocks.

Space is limited! Call Smart Trips at 360-756-8747 to reserve your spot!

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Nov
29
Thu
Exploring Equity and Cultural Humility @ Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm

As human beings, regardless of race, class, gender or myriad other differences among us, we each need safety, connection, respect and to be heard. It’s hard to stay open and welcoming of perspectives that differ from our own.

This workshop inspires and empowers participants to grow and engage in activities that:

• Honor human diversity.
• Promote cultural self-awareness and understanding.
• Engage in cross-cultural learning activities to gain in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of ethnic and cultural groups.
• Examine historical and institutional power of racism, sexism, classism, etc.

Instructor – Julie Mauermann has worked in the early childhood education field for over 25 years, implementing programming in public school, community college and public library settings with a focus on equity and increasing inclusion of all young children and their families. She works in Bellingham as a children’s library specialist and coordinator of the Whatcom Early Learning Alliance, and is a Kaleidoscope Play & Learn trainer. She is a senior trainer for the REACH Center.

Monica Koller is the Principle Consultant at Children’s CommUNITY, an organization that provides equity and inclusivity education for children, families and youth organizations. A Bay Area CA native, Monica earned her graduate degree in counseling from SFSU and has enjoyed working in social services for 15+ years. Her passions include actively engaging in lifelong learning, snuggling with her two young children and crafting.

REACH Center: For more than 30 years the REACH Center, a nationally-recognized non-profit organization, has positioned itself as one of the most respected establishments to provide cultural diversity services.

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Nov
30
Fri
Dark of December Concert and Festivities @ First Congregational Church
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm

Before the Dark of December settles in, join us for a sparkling night of music and festivities. Featuring the Bellingham High School Jazz Band, Show Stoppers and the Bellingham Youth Jazz Band. Concert, decadent desserts and raffle. Friday, November 30, 7:00 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

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Dec
4
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Dec 4 @ 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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Philosophy of Theoretical Physics: A Discussion Group @ WCLS Island Library
Dec 4 @ 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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Dec
7
Fri
Bellingham Green Building Slam @ Sylvia Center for The Arts
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Bellingham Green Building Slam @ Sylvia Center for The Arts | Bellingham | Washington | United States

10 speakers, 10 slides, 10 minutes. That’s all there is to it: the Green Building Slam. A simple idea, started years ago, has transformed into one of the most fun and inspirational green building events of the year. Learn about 10 innovative, sustainable, green buildings, ideas or advances that push the envelope in our built environment.
Each of our 10 presenters will have just 10 minutes to show us 10 slides of their exciting project as they explain what they learned, what they would do differently, and any other sustainable contributions that their project has made to our local community.

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Dec
10
Mon
International Human Rights Day Celebration @ YWCA Ballroom
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  • Opening by the Ballews Brothers Drummers from Lummi Nation
  • Beans and rice dinner hosted by WHRTF
  • Write for Rights Campaign hosted by Amnesty International
  • Program: Shine a Light on Human Rights Around the World
  • Close to Home Candlelight circle of remembrance led by Shirley Osterhaus, accompanied by Peter Ali on flute
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Dec
11
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Dec 11 @ 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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Philosophy of Theoretical Physics: A Discussion Group @ WCLS Island Library
Dec 11 @ 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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Dec
18
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Dec 18 @ 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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Philosophy of Theoretical Physics: A Discussion Group @ WCLS Island Library
Dec 18 @ 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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Dec
25
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Dec 25 @ 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
1
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Jan 1 @ 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
8
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Jan 8 @ 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
15
Tue
1st Annual Expand the Response Conference @ Little Creek Casino Resort
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am
1st Annual Expand the Response Conference @ Little Creek Casino Resort | Shelton | Washington | United States

Victim Support Services is proud to present the first Annual Expand the Response Conference on January 15-17, 2019 at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, WA. Come network with and learn from professionals at the top of their fields. Connecting criminal justice, law enforcement, advocacy, social service and mental health professionals who respond to general crime victims. Topics include: mass violence response, identity theft and fraud prevention, working with families of homicide, stalking from a victim’s perspective, active shooter response in schools and working with foreign national victims of trafficking. Join us in learning how to more effectively assist crime victims.
Our featured presenter is Captain Christoper Vanghele of the Newtown Police Department who will address Mass Violence Preparation and Response.

Early bird registration price of $245 ends August 31. Standard Registration fee of $299 begins September 1, 2018. To register, go to
http://victimsupportservices.org/events/expand-the-response/ or call Julie Thomas at 425-252-6081.

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Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Jan 15 @ 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
19
Sat
Whatcom Human Rights Task Force 21st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday Confernce @ Whatcom Community College, Syre Studnet Center
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

“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 will take the form of a conversation that centers on 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. Continuing education hours will be available for educators.
Information booths and complimentary refreshments will be provided.
Food vendors will be on site with lunch options for purchase.
Doors open at 9 am. Event from 9 am-4pm.
Questions? Contact whatcomhrtf@gmail.com

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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
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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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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