This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Whatcom County including Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and beyond.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.