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
17
Thu
Village Books Writes: Poetry Writing Group @ Village Books
Jan 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Village Books Writes: Poetry Writing Group @ Village Books | Bellingham | Washington | United States

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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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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Computer Science Club: Winter @ Western Washington University
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am
Computer Science Club: Winter @ Western Washington University

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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Jan
20
Sun
Sips of the Season @ Galloway's Cocktail Bar
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sips of the Season @ Galloway's Cocktail Bar

Join us at Galloway’s Cocktail Bar as master mixolgists share their bar secrets and how to make four wonderful winter cocktails, perfectly paired with small plates from their brand new menu.

Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the door the day of the event. Ticket price also includes:

* Raffle ticket
* Swag bag
* Keepsake wine glass, sponsored by Roger Jobs

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Jan
21
Mon
Teen Swing @ ABCDance
Jan 21 @ 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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Jan
22
Tue
Learn to think on your feet @ Improv Playworks Studio
Jan 22 @ 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+
Phone: (360) 756-0756

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Jan
23
Wed
Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks
Jan 23 @ 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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Jan
25
Fri
GEMS Night Out (Girls in Engineering, Math & Science) @ Western Washington University
Jan 25 @ 6:45 pm

Students in grades 3-8 will explore hands-on science activities in Western’s Science Resource Center in the following class groups: grades 3-5 and grades 6-8, followed by an hour of swimming at the Wade King Student Recreation Center on Western’s campus. Join other fab GEMS for an inspiring and empowering learning experience.

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Jan
26
Sat
Computer Science Club: Winter @ Western Washington University
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am
Computer Science Club: Winter @ Western Washington University

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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VoiceOver Workshop @ Champion Street Studios
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
VoiceOver Workshop @ Champion Street Studios

Have you ever been told you have a great voice? Have you ever thought of exploring the opportunity of working from home as a VoiceOver Artist? This hands-on workshop gives you the information and tools you need to launch a new career as a VoiceOver artist. You will get actual time behind the mic and learn how to make money in this
exciting and rapidly growing industry. Your instructor, Ed Bednarczyk, is one of the most versatile VoiceOver artists in the business. Ed has voiced commercials for Nike, Microsoft, Levi’s, Arby’s, Kitchen Aid, The Everett Clinic, Coastal Community Bank and hundreds more. He’s also the voice on several video games for Nintendo and Aion Ascension.

Class size is limited so make your reservation ASAP! Gift Certificates are available! Cost for
this full one-day interactive workshop is $150. Call 206-280-8642 or email ed@voiceover.studio to reserve your space.

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Jan
28
Mon
Teen Swing @ ABCDance
Jan 28 @ 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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Jan
30
Wed
Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks
Jan 30 @ 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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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
2
Sat
Computer Science Club: Winter @ Western Washington University
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am
Computer Science Club: Winter @ Western Washington University

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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Feb
4
Mon
Teen Swing @ ABCDance
Feb 4 @ 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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Feb
6
Wed
Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks
Feb 6 @ 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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Feb
7
Thu
Village Books Writes: Poetry Writing Group @ Village Books
Feb 7 @ 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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Feb
9
Sat
Computer Science Club: Winter @ Western Washington University
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am
Computer Science Club: Winter @ Western Washington University

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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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
11
Mon
Teen Swing @ ABCDance
Feb 11 @ 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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Feb
13
Wed
Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks
Feb 13 @ 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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Feb
15
Fri
Kids Night Out at Western @ Western Washington University
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm
Kids Night Out at Western @ Western Washington University

Students in grades K-5 will explore hands-on science activities in Western’s Science Resource Center in the following class groups: grades K-2 and grades 3-5. To complete the evening, students will have access to an hour of private, supervised swim time at the Wade King Student Recreation Center on Western’s campus.

Get in the KNOW and join the fun!

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