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
15
Thu
The Devil’s Slide: Van Zandt Geology @ Van Zandt Community Hall
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Devil's Slide: Van Zandt Geology @ Van Zandt Community Hall | Deming | Washington | United States

The South Fork Valley Community Association presents a discussion featuring Western Washington University Master of Geology candidate Geoffrey Malick: The Devil’s Slide:
Catastrophic Landslides in the South Fork Valley.

While pursuing his Master’s degree in geology at Western Washington University, Geoffrey Malick has undertaken a great deal of in-depth research pertaining to the Van Zandt Landslide Complex (Devil’s slide), a bedrock landslide complex located here on the west side of the Van Zandt Dike in the foothills of the North Cascades. The formation has a legacy of multiple long-runout catastrophic landslides, two of which occurred approximately 1,300 years before present and covered large portions of the South Fork Valley.
Monitoring efforts from 2015 to 2018 provide evidence that slow incremental sliding continues deep within the slopes of the Van Zandt Dike. Although the movement is very slow, the large volume of material involved indicates the potential for future large catastrophic landslides.

Light refreshments provided; audience questions encouraged. Everyone is welcome!

Suggested donation: $5/person, $10/family. Proceeds will support the maintenance and renovation of the historic Van Zandt Community Hall.

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Nov
16
Fri
16th Annual Peace Builders Awards @ Settlemyer Family Hall
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Please join us in celebrating our 2018 Peace Builder Award Recipients
Gala Includes: Chef-inspired dinner, live music, Youth Peace Poetry Contest readings, a silent auction, grand prize raffle, wine wall and dessert dash.
The Peace Builder Awards Gala brings our mission to life, honoring remarkable acts of people putting the pieces together for creative conflict resolution in our neighborhoods, schools and community.
Funds raised at our Awards Gala helps:
• Reduce conflict through skill-building workshops with youth
• Stabilize families through mediation and parenting support
• Rebuild parent-child relationships through Supervised Visitation
• Serve thousands of community members annually

Tickets will be available in early September at www.whatcomdrc.org or 360-676-0122
Thank you for your support!

Presented by Peoples Bank

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Grateful Stew ~ Benefit for Opportunity Council @ Peter James Studio
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Grateful Stew ~ Benefit for Opportunity Council @ Peter James Studio | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Crave Catering will be sponsoring a benefit for Opportunity Council on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Five unique stews for $20 (pre-sale tickets) as well as Gratitude Stories, Interactive Art and a Community Sculpture.

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Gratitude Stew @ Photography Studio Premises
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Gratitude Stew @ Photography Studio Premises | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Gratitude Stew – A Soup- and Stew-Tasting and Fundraiser for the Opportunity Council.
Chef inspired soups and stews by Crave Catering, refreshments, community art sculpture, interactive yoga presentation, and two talks about gratitude by community members. Join us for a fun all ages evening and an opportunity to pre-order your favorite stews!
Tickets available online at Brown Paper Bag, $20 per person.

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Dec
1
Sat
Children’s House International and LuLaRoe Multi Consultant Pop-Up Event @ Unity Center
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab your girlfriends, find new styles and help fund-raise for Children’s House International! Each consultant will donate a portion of the days proceeds to CHI to help bring the children home! Other Vendors also participating!

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Santa Paws Photos @ Mud Bay
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am

Bring your companion animal for a visit and photo with Santa Paws!

No Appointment Necessary. For your $20 donation you will receive a 4×6 photo card and a digital photo file sent to you via email.

Dogs MUST be on leash and cats/other small animals in a secure carrier.
All proceeds benefit the Whatcom Humane Society

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Dec
2
Sun
Santa Paws Photos @ Mud Bay
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am

Bring your companion animal for a visit and photo with Santa Paws!

No Appointment Necessary. For your $20 donation you will receive a 4×6 photo card and a digital photo file sent to you via email.

Dogs MUST be on leash and cats/other small animals in a secure carrier.
All proceeds benefit the Whatcom Humane Society

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Dec
7
Fri
Comfort and Joy @ Settlemyer Hall
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Comfort and Joy @ Settlemyer Hall | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Please join us for Rebound of Whatcom County’s “Comfort & Joy” Winter Fundraiser, celebrating the Christmas Season and how Rebound’s services bring comfort and joy to children and families in need in our community. Join us for a buffet dinner, beverages, dessert, a paddle auction and much more! Tickets are available for sale online at: https://www.reboundfamilies.com/comfort-joy/

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Holiday Party – Community Boating Center @ Squalicum Boathouse
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Holiday Party - Community Boating Center @ Squalicum Boathouse | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Please join the Community Boating Center at our annual Holiday Party, December 7, 6:30 p.m., at the Squalicum Boathouse. Every ticket purchase supports youth scholarships and community access to Bellingham Bay. Enjoy an evening of live jazz, dancing, a catered buffet, a dessert dash, a raffle and wine by Samson Winery, while helping to open the portal to the inspiration and excitement of the Bay. By purchasing a ticket, you help to remove financial barriers for youth, support diversity and inclusivity, and strengthen our community through shared activities and experiences on the water. Plus, every ticket purchased is entered in a drawing to win a FREE 2019 Paddling Season Pass!

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Dec
8
Sat
2018 Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run @ Bellingham High School
Dec 8 all-day

Join us for the 2018 Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run. We are the original holiday race for charity where everyone makes their own festive fashion statement! Even better, you are supporting arthritis research and resources, touching the lives of more than 54 million Americans with arthritis, Be there with bells on for this times 5K and USATF-certified fun run – 100 percent of your registration and fundraising goes to conquer arthritis. There is also a 1-mile option and kids run, so all can join the fun! Join the Arthritis Foundation on December 8, 2018 at Bellingham High School by signing up at JBR.org/Bellingham

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Jingle Bell Run @ Bellingham High School
Dec 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jingle Bell Run @ Bellingham High School | Bellingham | Washington | United States

The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite holiday costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. ’Tis the season to live it up and be jolly for a reason! Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk, spread smiles and good cheer … and be a Champion of Yes! 100 percent of your registration fee and fundraising efforts go to this great cause. Costume contest, kids fun run, 5k run or walk, dog trot. Register early for a discount. Volunteers are always welcome.

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Close Encounters of the Literary Kind @ Van Zandt Community Hall
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Close Encounters of the Literary Kind @ Van Zandt Community Hall | 0

Romance and history and mystery, oh my! Meet and chat with a panel of local authors over refreshments in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Where do they get their ideas and inspiration? How do they ply their craft? How did they come to be writers, and what are they working on now?

Of course, there will be ample time to purchase signed copies of their works; a great way to stock up on your winter reading and take care of some of that holiday gift-giving!

Yes! It’s the second annual Close Encounters of the Literary Kind Meet Your Local Authors Presented by the South Fork Valley Community Association and the Deming Library.

Featured Authors:
• Barbara Davis-Pyles, doctor (not the usual kind) and author of children’s books
• Kathleen Kaska, maven of mystery, protector of critters
• Debu Majumdar, tales of India and tales for kids
• Jennifer Mueller, weaver of stories of romance and suspense
• Matthew Thuney (your co-host), humorist, essayist, purveyor of bucolic lore

With an introduction by Katrina Carabba, Deming Library Branch Manager.

Admission is free, refreshments provided, all are welcome (as are donations to support the Friends of the Deming Library and to assist with the renovation and community outreach of the Van Zandt Community Hall).

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Dec
22
Sat
Fairhaven Fa La La @ Fairhaven Village Green
Dec 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Fairhaven Fa La La @ Fairhaven Village Green | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Come experience the true spirit of the holiday season with the gift of giving through song at the first annual Fairhaven Fa-La-La Caroling Competition and Fundraiser.
Winterfest-goers and local celebrity judges will take to the streets of Fairhaven Village to experience a holiday banquet of 20 or more caroling “groups,” performing for an hour on the streets of Fairhaven. In addition, the caroling groups will be engaging in “Fa-La-Lanthropy,” raising raising money for the Historic Fairhaven Association and Northwest Youth Services.
During the caroling event, the public will have the opportunity to give donations in “Fa-La-Lanthropy” boxes at each caroling group’s sidewalk site.

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Mar
8
Fri
Whatcom Humane Society’s Woof & Whiskers Luncheon @ Bellingham Golf and Country Club
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Whatcom Humane Society's Woof & Whiskers Luncheon @ Bellingham Golf and Country Club | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Join us for a complementary vegetarian lunch to recognize and celebrate inspiring groups of people who have shown an outstanding commitment to improving the lives of domestic, wild and farm animals in our community. Seating it limited and RSVP is required.

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Apr
27
Sat
Artrageous @ Mount Baker Theatre
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

Be here to wish MBT a happy 92nd birthday at the event that leaves its mark … on giant canvases! Imagine an artist creating a beautiful work before your eyes with a palette of captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting audience interaction. The Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pays tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres, culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun!

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