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
17
Sat
Computer Science Club @ Western Washington University
Nov 17 @ 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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Sue C. Boynton poetry workshops @ Mindport Exhibits
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am
Sue C. Boynton poetry workshops @ Mindport Exhibits | Bellingham | Washington | United States

The Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest will offer two poetry workshops November 17. Jane Wong will teach Revisiting the Ode from 10:00 a.m. to noon, and Bruce Beasley will teach Dreams and the Work of Poetry from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Space is limited; registration is required. The cost is $30 for one workshop or $50 for both, paid by check or cash at the workshop.

Proceeds benefit the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest, an annual contest open to Whatcom County poets of all ages and experience.

Register by sending an email to boyntonpoetrycontest@hotmail.com indicating the workshop(s) you wish to take. Include your name and phone number. Complete workshop descriptions are at https://thepoetrydepartment.wordpress.com/workshops.

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Nov
19
Mon
Experience Brain Fitness @ Bellingham Public Library
Nov 19 @ 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 19 @ 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 19 @ 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 19 @ 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
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
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
5
Wed
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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