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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Feb
25
Mon
8-Week Performance Cycling Training Camp @ Bellingham Training & Tennis Club
Feb 25 – Apr 20 all-day

Winter weather can make it hard to train and keep you stuck on the couch, leaving you feeling weaker than last year. Whatever your sport, our 8-week Cycle Moles Performance Cycling training is the plan that will help you hit the summer trails hard. After 8 weeks, you will: go faster and harder; longer with less effort; increase comfort and efficiency; & be ready for longer rides! Call the Club to register today – just 2 spots remain for Cycle Moles 1, and 8 for Cycle Moles 2.

Call today to reserve your spot, (360) 733-5050.

Level 1: Mon/Weds 7-8 a.m. Build strength and power!
Level 2: Tues/Thurs 6:45 – 8:15 p.m. Level up with guaranteed strength & stamina gains!

And in the meantime, check out our FREE webinar to unlock the 4 Keys to Becoming a STRONGER & MORE CONFIDENT Cyclist, to help you feel ready to ride anywhere. https://bellinghamtrainingtennis.mykajabi.com/opt-in-03688484-cdda-4af3-bff4-e74004d761f0

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Mar
1
Fri
Women Artists of the Northwest Series, Katherine Eva Houlahan @ Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery
Mar 1 – Mar 30 all-day
Women Artists of the Northwest Series, Katherine Eva Houlahan @ Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery

Our Women Artists of the Northwest returns March 2019, featuring Katherine Eva Houlahan. Born in Winnipeg, Canada, raised in Pasadena, California, Houlahan came to Seattle to study at the University of Washington, 1902-1906. She went on to study in New York and Paris before returning to the Northwest. Her esthetic sense was captured as many Northwest artists by the boats and the mountains. Her dominant themes were northwest landscapes, floral watercolors, and portraiture. Her works can be found in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution, the Frye Museum, and the Seattle Museum of History and Industry.

This show will open with an Art Walk reception March 1st from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., and will hang in the gallery through March 30th. The Gallery is located at 311 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225, in the heart of Old Town. Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:30pm, Monday through Saturday. For more information visit our website www.fourthcornerframes.com or give us a call at 360-734-1340.

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Mar
18
Mon
Little Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
Mar 18 @ 10:05 am – Mar 20 @ 10:35 am

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun! Three sessions offered each date: 10:05am – 10:35am, 10:35am – 11:05am, and 11:05am – 11:35am. Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family. Birth to 3 years, with an adult partner.

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Mar
19
Tue
Preschool story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Mar 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Join us on Tuesday mornings at Launching Success for Preschool story time. We start at 10:30 a.m. with a few stories and then a simple fun craft.

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Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Mar 19 @ 10:30 am

Join us each week at Launching Success for our Preschool story time. We meet at 10:30 a.m. for some playtime and then we read a few stories together and do a fun craft. Story time last about 45 minutes. Your preschooler will love it!

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Baby Time @ Bellingham Public Library
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Baby Time focuses on the interaction between parent and child. Bring a blanket and we will do fun rhymes, songs, bounces, movement and stories! Pre-registration is required – space is limited! To register, please visit the Children’s Library or call 360-778-7200. For infants with an adult partner.

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Shibashi Tai Chi @ Bellingham Public Library
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Shibashi is one of the most popular qigong sets in the world and can be performed seated or standing. This session will lead the participants through 18 movements that are gentle and peaceful. With a focus on breathing, the movements may reduce stress; improve concentration, calm emotions, increase energy and overall flexibility leading to better health and wellbeing. No registration required.

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Chair Tai Chi @ Bellingham Public Library
Mar 19 @ 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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Library Board of Trustees Meeting @ Bellingham Public Library
Mar 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Regular meetings of the Library Board of Trustees for the Bellingham Public Library are typically held the third Tuesday of the month. Occasionally the time or location changes and/or special meetings are scheduled. Board of Trustee meetings are open to the public. For more information and meeting materials, visit the Bellingham Public Library website at www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org

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Artist Workshop @ Bellingham Public Library
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

In this low key painting workshop, you can paint with artist Neal Cronic, or visit and watch him paint. Enjoy discussing a variety of painting ideas and techniques. Interested in painting along with Neal as he paints? Feel free to bring water based painting materials of your own and join in! Materials can be provided to those without by the artist when available.

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James Twyman, Author and Peace Troubadour! @ Unity Spiritual Center
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
James Twyman, Author and Peace Troubadour! @ Unity Spiritual Center

James Twyman is the NY Times bestselling author of sixteen books including his newest novel “Giovanni and the Camino of St. Francis.” He describes the book as a revelation. “I was walking the Camino through Italy seven years ago and this story kept coming into my mind,” he said. James will be in Bellingham on his world book tour sharing the message from the book as well as his new one-man musical based on the life of St. Francis. “I don’t want to just talk about the book but to bring people into a direct experience of what it might have felt like to sit beside the little man from Assisi eight hundred years ago,” he explained. “I wrote all of the music and I am really excited to share this.”

The Passion of St. Francis Musical
Imagine having a time machine and using it to bring St. Francis of Assisi into this modern world, even for one hour. What would he share and what could you learn about his life and the world he lived in? Best of all, what lessons could you learn and can apply to your own life? In this one man musical Billboard Chart musician James Twyman offers a unique and powerful glimpse into the life of the planet’s most popular saint, showing how you can use the power of love to transform the world today. The one-hour musical is filled with songs and prayers and accompanies Twyman’s latest book: “Giovanni and the Camino of St. Francis.” It demonstrates how we can all be “Instruments of Peace” in this troubled time.

For over twenty years, James Twyman, also known as The Peace Troubadour, has traveled to countries at war to share the prayers of peace from the 12 major religions of the world that he put to music in 1994. He has been invited by peace organizations and even the leaders of countries to Bosnia, Iraq, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Syria and many others to initiate world synchronized meditations while battles raged around him. Each time millions of people participated, and miracles have often followed. James is also the NY Times bestselling author of 16 books (including The Moses Code), has recorded over eighteen CD’s including the “I AM Wishes Fulfilled” Meditation (with Dr. Wayne Dyer), which was a Billboard Charts #1 bestseller, and has produced or directed 7 feature films.
He is also the founder of The Seminary of Spiritual Peacemaking, which has ordained over 600 ministers from around the world. James currently lives in Ajijic, Mexico and is the director of the Namaste Lake Chapala spiritual community.
Tickets to this memorable event: $30 US at the door to include:
• A copy of James’ new book, “Giovanni and the Camino of St. Francis”, publisher: Beyond Words (Book cost of $16.00 US, $22.00 CDN)
• Three downloadable music CD’s
• Access to James’ new online course “What St. Francis Can Teach Us Today”.

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Mar
20
Wed
Wednesday Lunchtime Music @ Jansen Art Center
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Wednesday Lunchtime Music  @ Jansen Art Center | Lynden | Washington | United States

Join us every Wednesday for Lunchtime Music in the Piano Lounge. Support local artists while enjoying a delicious lunch from the Firehall Cafe’s new menu.

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Wednesday Lunchtime Music: Johanna Meenk @ Jansen Art Center
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm

WEDNESDAY LUNCHTIME MUSIC AT THE JANSEN ART CENTER

DATE: Wednesdays Weekly
TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
TICKETS: Free
AGES: ALL AGES
WEB: https://www.jansenartcenter.org/all-performances/

Every Wednesday, the J?ansen Art Center? invites you to join us for? a free? live music performance in our Piano Lounge from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. ?Each week we welcome a different talented local ?pianist, guitarist or small ensemble.?

MARCH 20: Johanna Meenk

Johanna Meenk’s early classical piano study in Lynden with Alva Humphreys was followed with various studies in music theories, piano pedagogy, and voice in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley. She has upon occasion accompanied choirs, as well as directed church choir in Tacoma. Johanna particularly enjoys sight-reading and piano accompaniment (soloist and/or chamber music).
After working for about 10 years in the Bellevue area of Washington, Johanna is happy to be settled back in the northwest corner of Whatcom County. She with her husband enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends.

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Tech Basics Coaching @ Bellingham Public Library
Mar 20 @ 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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Young Artist’s Club @ WCLS Ferndale Library
Mar 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Young Artist's Club @ WCLS Ferndale Library | Ferndale | Washington | United States

Do you love to draw? Do you love creating new artwork? Join us for an awesome art club where you can meet new friends, work on your art style and just be yourself! Art supplies and snacks will be provided. Grades 6-12. Meets weekly.

 

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Everyday Yoga @ Center for Mindful Use
Mar 20 @ 5:55 pm

All-levels yoga postures and teachings for the everyday person. Join us every Wednesday at 5:55 p.m. in the Forum de Freedom to learn the practice of yoga in simple language.

Yoga is a practice that helps us access a state of integration and wholeness inside ourselves. It is not just for the flexible, although it will build flexibility. It is not just for the meditator, although it will teach you to meditate. If you can breathe, you can practice yoga.

Come join The Heart School, a depth yoga school for everyday people, as we learn and practice the whole-person experience of yoga together. Yoga asana (postures), breathwork (pranayama), meditation and philosophy.

*Must bring your own mat*

Please arrive on time. Doors will be locked soon after our practice begins to minimize disturbance.

Drop-ins welcome. The class is free with inspired love donations gratefully accepted.

Please check www.mindfuluse.org for last-minute schedule changes.
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Unless otherwise noted, events sponsored by the Center for Mindful Use are “Canna-friendly,” that is that our instructors neither encourage nor discourage cannabis use, but encourage guests to show up as they are. Please note that the use of cannabis while on CMU property is not currently permitted.

The Forum is located in the Center for Mindful Use behind Satori Cannabis Boutique, about a block NW of the Bham Farmer’s Market. Please use CMU’s separate side entrance located on Cornwall Avenue. Just over The Rainbow Bridge.

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Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks
Mar 20 @ 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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Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks Studio
Mar 20 @ 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 & Youth14+
Phone: (360) 756-0756

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Mar
21
Thu
World Puppetry Day @ Alternative Library
Mar 21 all-day

Bellingham is celebrating World Puppetry Day 2019 with a mini-festival from March 21st through March 23rd. The festival includes a line-up of local and regional performers in a variety of marionette, mask, string, shadow and stick puppetry media.

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Preschool Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
Mar 21 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am

Stories, songs, finger plays, movement, and a simple craft. Ages 3 to 5 years with an adult partner.

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Preschool Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Stories, songs, finger plays, movement, and a simple craft. Ages 3 to 5 years with an adult partner.

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Finding Funders for Your Nonprofit @ Bellingham Public Library
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Learn how to use the newly redesigned Foundation Directory Online (FDO) to find grant money for your nonprofit.The FDO is a searchable collection of profiles of 140,000 grantmakers and foundations. You can create searches to find grantmakers who care about the services your nonprofit provides and the populations you serve. Class includes hands-on practice. Register by emailing or calling Deborah Brewer at dbrewer@cob.org or 360-778-7210. The Foundation Directory Online is is funded by a grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation.

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