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
20
Tue
Chair Tai Chi @ Bellingham Public Library
Nov 20 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Chair Tai Chi uses all of the concepts and flowing choreographed movements of standing Tai Chi except it is performed in a seated position. It is often called “Meditation in Motion” because it connects the mind and the body to achieve health and well-being. Chair Chi, as it is often called, is an excellent exercise for people who may have concerns about balance and want to improve their stability. In this session, the presenter will teach the participants a set of movements that can be done at home. Take-home materials will be provided.

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Nov
21
Wed
Whiz-Bang Club @ WCLS Blaine Library
Nov 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Whiz-Bang Club @ WCLS Blaine Library | Blaine | Washington | United States

Make your own rock candy! Learn how crystals are formed and have fun making a delicious treat. Stop by the library throughout the week to watch your rock candy form and take yours home on September 26! Join us the third Wednesday of each month for some fun and exciting S.T.E.A.M.-related programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). All materials provided. For grades 4-7.

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Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Come join us for a FREE workshop. An evening of play, creativity, storytelling and fun! We will do a selection of games and exercises from improvisational theater. All levels welcome, absolutely no experience necessary!

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Nov
24
Sat
Computer Science Club @ Western Washington University
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am
Computer Science Club @ Western Washington University | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Discover the FUN-damentals of technology in a creative, student-driven and social club environment. Students will develop digital literacy skills and experience being on a college campus as they explore hands-on learning in specialized computer labs on Western’s campus.

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Nov
26
Mon
Experience Brain Fitness @ Bellingham Public Library
Nov 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Keeping your brain fit by learning new skills, exercising your memories and challenging your brain to adapt and change can help delay or prevent the onset of memory challenges. No matter what your age, you can change and strengthen your brain! Come and get your brain loose and limber with fun brain training games and exercises led by Certified Brain Fitness Trainer Dawn Anderson. Adults of all ages welcome!

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English Conversation Class @ Bellingham Public Library
Nov 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

English Conversation Class is offered by the Whatcom Literacy Council for people who are learning to speak English. It is facilitated by a trained volunteer who will lead the class. English Conversation Class will focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking in a casual and comfortable setting. The program is open to all levels and no registration is required. Contact Jenni Johnson at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217 for more information.

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Teen Swing @ ABCDance
Nov 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Teen Swing @ ABCDance | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Swing class focuses on East Coast Swing, Charleston, Lindy Hop, and the solo jazz roots of the early swing era. We’ll be learning vintage line dances and their solo jazz steps along with the fundamentals of partner dancing. Each class will teach an element of swing technique in the context of a new move. No partner necessary.

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United States Citizenship Class @ WCLS Lynden Library
Nov 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
United States Citizenship Class @ WCLS Lynden Library | Lynden | Washington | United States

Interested in becoming a U.S. citizen? Prepare for your citizenship interview and study U.S. history and government for the examination. ELL students are welcome! Registration is required and class size is limited. To register, contact the library. Four free classes taught in English weekly October 29 through November 26.

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Nov
27
Tue
A Walk in the Park-a Parkscriptions Event @ Maritime Heritage Park
Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A Walk in the Park-a Parkscriptions Event @ Maritime Heritage Park | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Recreation Northwest’s Parkscription program is hosting A Walk in the Park at Maritime Heritage Park in downtown Bellingham along the Salmon Art Trail on Giving Tuesday, November 27th. The walk is open and free to the public.

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Chair Tai Chi @ Bellingham Public Library
Nov 27 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Chair Tai Chi uses all of the concepts and flowing choreographed movements of standing Tai Chi except it is performed in a seated position. It is often called “Meditation in Motion” because it connects the mind and the body to achieve health and well-being. Chair Chi, as it is often called, is an excellent exercise for people who may have concerns about balance and want to improve their stability. In this session, the presenter will teach the participants a set of movements that can be done at home. Take-home materials will be provided.

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Learn to Think On Your Feet @ Improv Playworks Studio
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come join us for a FREE workshop. An evening of play, creativity, storytelling and fun! We will do a selection of games and exercises from improvisational theater. All levels welcome, absolutely no experience necessary! Adults & Teens 14+

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Nov
28
Wed
Tech Basics Coaching @ Bellingham Public Library
Nov 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Need help with basic computer, tablet, Internet, streaming, and downloading skills? Sign up for a free, one-on-one coaching session with a Librarian or Volunteer Tech Helper. Sessions offered each week. We can coach you on: Windows basics, Internet and browser skills, using a tablet or eReader, setting up and using email, Internet searching and safety, setting up social media accounts, and downloading or streaming free library digital material to your computer, tablet, or mobile device. The library has eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to download or stream. Contact Deborah at dbrewer@cob.org or 360-778-7210 for more information.

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Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Come join us for a FREE workshop. An evening of play, creativity, storytelling and fun! We will do a selection of games and exercises from improvisational theater. All levels welcome, absolutely no experience necessary!

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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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Dec
1
Sat
Computer Science Club @ Western Washington University
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am
Computer Science Club @ Western Washington University | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Discover the FUN-damentals of technology in a creative, student-driven and social club environment. Students will develop digital literacy skills and experience being on a college campus as they explore hands-on learning in specialized computer labs on Western’s campus.

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Dec
3
Mon
Teen Swing @ ABCDance
Dec 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Teen Swing @ ABCDance | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Swing class focuses on East Coast Swing, Charleston, Lindy Hop, and the solo jazz roots of the early swing era. We’ll be learning vintage line dances and their solo jazz steps along with the fundamentals of partner dancing. Each class will teach an element of swing technique in the context of a new move. No partner necessary.

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Dec
4
Tue
Chair Tai Chi @ Bellingham Public Library
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Chair Tai Chi uses all of the concepts and flowing choreographed movements of standing Tai Chi except it is performed in a seated position. It is often called “Meditation in Motion” because it connects the mind and the body to achieve health and well-being. Chair Chi, as it is often called, is an excellent exercise for people who may have concerns about balance and want to improve their stability. In this session, the presenter will teach the participants a set of movements that can be done at home. Take-home materials will be provided.

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Home Item Repair Workshop @ Bellingham Public Library
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Bring your broken household items to SkillShare at the Central Library and work with skilled volunteers from NW Free Repairs to learn how to repair them. Volunteers have experience repairing common household items such as toys, small kitchen appliances, electric tools and many other items that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Please note: broken items may not be dropped off to be repaired. Owners must be willing to participate in making the repairs with the assistance of the volunteers.

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Dec
5
Wed
Tech Basics Coaching @ Bellingham Public Library
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Need help with basic computer, tablet, internet, streaming and downloading skills? Sign up for a free, one-on-one coaching session with a Librarian or Volunteer Tech Helper. Sessions offered each week. We can coach you on: Windows basics, internet and browser skills, using a tablet or eReader, setting up and using email, internet searching and safety, setting up social media accounts, and downloading or streaming free library digital material to your computer, tablet or mobile device. The library has eBooks, audiobooks and magazines to download or stream.

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Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Come join us for a FREE workshop. An evening of play, creativity, storytelling and fun! We will do a selection of games and exercises from improvisational theater. All levels welcome, absolutely no experience necessary!

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Dec
6
Thu
Village Books Writes: Poetry Writing Group @ Village Books
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Are you a writer in search of a writing group? Village Books is hosting a poetry writing group on the mezzanine level of the store near the poetry section and Book Fare Café. Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals. This group is open to newcomers and drop-ins and meets the first and third Thursday of each month from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

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Dec
10
Mon
Experience Brain Fitness @ Bellingham Public Library
Dec 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Keeping your brain fit by learning new skills, exercising your memories and challenging your brain to adapt and change can help delay or prevent the onset of memory challenges. No matter what your age, you can change and strengthen your brain! Come and get your brain loose and limber with fun brain training games and exercises led by Certified Brain Fitness Trainer Dawn Anderson. Adults of all ages welcome!

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