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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Apr
25
Thu
Advanced Master Writing Classes – Chanticleer Reviews @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Apr 25 all-day
Advanced Master Writing Classes - Chanticleer Reviews @ Bellingham Yacht Club

Each year we offer writing craft sessions from the best editors and authors in the publishing industry. This year we are excited to announce that we have J. D. Barker, the Master of Suspense, as a teacher of CAC19’s Master Writing Craft along with Jessica Morrell, top-level editor. J.D. Barker is teaching the afternoon session. Jessica Morrel will teach the morning sessions. Lunch, coffee and tea are included with the registration fee. Participants may sign up for one or both sessions.

J.D. Barker successfully published his debut as an indie and sold enough copies to land on the radar of the traditional publishers in a BIG way including seven-figure advances, two feature films, and a television program. He’ll open his toolbox and explain exactly what he did to make it happen. This is a not-to-be-missed session for any aspiring author or the seasoned veteran trying to find their place in today’s publishing world.

Jessica understands both sides of the editorial desk–as a highly-sought after developmental editor and an author. Her work also appears in multiple anthologies and The Writer and Writer’s Digest magazines. She is known for explaining the hows and whys of what makes for excellent writing and for sharing very clear examples that examine the technical aspects of writing that emphases layering and subtext. Her books on writing craft are considered “a must have” for any serious writer’s toolkit.

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WCC Student and Community Job Fair @ Whatcom Community College, Pavilion Student Rec Center
Apr 25 all-day
WCC Student and Community Job Fair @ Whatcom Community College, Pavilion Student Rec Center

WCC Student and Community Job Fair, Thursday, April 25 from 10 am – 2 pm. Everyone is welcome to meet with employers and connect with job opportunities across a range of fields. WCC Pavilion Student Rec Center, 237 West Kellogg Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226

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Preschool Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 25 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am

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

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Dance for people with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders @ Ballet Bellingham
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dance for people with Parkinson's Disease and other neurological disorders @ Ballet Bellingham

Dance for people with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders
Thursdays 11:00-12:00
April 4 – June 6
Taught by Pam Kuntz, Artistic Director of Kuntz and Company and faculty WWU Dance

Ballet Bellingham
1405 Fraser Street, Suite 102

FREE! Register: Just show up
Class is sponsored by APDA NW chapter

Questions? Contact Pam Kuntz at kuntzpam@gmail.com or phone at 360-510-4711

This class is specially designed for people living with Parkinson’s disease. Caregivers and supporting family or friends are also welcome, as are individuals living with other movement or neurological disorders.

Please join us and dance to music by accompanist Mike Bajuk!

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Preschool Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

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

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Finding Funders for Your Nonprofit @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 25 @ 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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Time for Tales @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Join us for engaging stories, songs, and a fun craft! For ages 4 to 8 with families welcome!

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PreK Combo Dance Class @ ABCDance
Apr 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
PreK Combo Dance Class @ ABCDance | Bellingham | Washington | United States

PreK Combo Class is a weekly class for students age 3-4. Class is designed to give your young dancer a head start in the discipline of dance. PreK Combo class is split in to two halves. The first half of class is focused on the basic techniques of Ballet, Jazz and Creative Movement, while the second half focuses on Rhythm and Tap.

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Beat PD presenting about art for Parkinson’s @ Brookdale Fairhaven
Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Beat PD presenting about art for Parkinson's @ Brookdale Fairhaven

Beat PD is presenting about Parkinson’s Sidekicks, and other #art workshops for people with Parkinson’s, at this event that includes presenters from a number of local Parkinson’s resources.

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Live Music in the Piano Lounge @ Jansen Art Center
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Live Music in the Piano Lounge @ Jansen Art Center  | Lynden | Washington | United States

Join us every Thursday night for Live Music in the Piano Lounge from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Support local artists while enjoying something delicious from the Firehall Cafe’s new menu. Kulshan Brewing on tap along with a variety of wines and appetizers.

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UNSTABLE BY DESIGN, a new play by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao @ Sylvia Center for the Arts
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm
UNSTABLE BY DESIGN, a new play by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao @ Sylvia Center for the Arts

AN UNRELENTING COMEDY THAT IS ALSO ABOUT SAD THINGS AND MENTAL HEALTH BUT ALSO IS FUNNY.

The world premiere of a new play by Sylvia Center Artistic Director Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao, UNSTABLE BY DESIGN follows the manic mind of an ad-writing intern named Alyssa, whose journey from intervention to creative rebirth is accompanied by therapy, medication, and a group of hallucinated companions including Charles Baudelaire, Emily Dickinson, Andy Warhol, Boudica, Henry David Thoreau, and Friedrich Nietzsche.

Featuring local actors Melanie Strickland, Michael Morgen, Cindy Whiston, Ivan Sandomire, Bradley Dillon, Kyler Weeks, and Siara Lindholm.

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Apr
26
Fri
Chanticleer Authors Conference & International Book Awards Ceremony & Banquet @ Hotel Bellwether
Apr 26 all-day
Chanticleer Authors Conference & International Book Awards Ceremony & Banquet @ Hotel Bellwether

A unique and progressive authors conference designed to share insight, knowledge, and the latest technologies about the marketing and business side of being an author and a publisher. The Chanticleer Authors Conference UNLOCKS the SECRETS of SUCCESSFUL PUBLISHING. We will have sessions on Google-the newest audiobook and digital sales platform, Direct to Readers (consumers) Tools, Tips, and Best Practices to obtain and maintain readership. The roles of METADATA, SEO, & Analytics in the publishing industry. How to Increase Sales on Amazon, Global Digital Media Strategies, The Best Distribution and Selling Platforms and Branding and Marketing Best Practices. We also have offer writing master classes. 2019 will feature international bestselling author J.D. Barker and American film director Scott Steindorff. This will be the sixth annual conference that has been held at the Hotel Bellwether. Chanticleer Reviews is a local Bellingham company with an international reach. Village Books sponsors the CAC Book Room. Attendees have hailed from Australia, Singapore, Scotland, Ireland, England, Canada, across the USA, and from our own beloved Pacific Northwest.

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Kaleidoscope Play and Learn @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 26 @ 10:05 am – 11:05 am

This is a storytime and facilitated play experience for young children and the adults who take care of them. Come enjoy stories, songs, play and activities! For children ages 3 to 5 years who are NOT enrolled in a preschool program, with an adult partner.

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Kaleidoscope Play and Learn @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 26 @ 11:20 am – 12:20 pm

This is a storytime and facilitated play experience for young children and the adults who take care of them. Come enjoy stories, songs, play and activities! For children ages 3 to 5 years who are NOT enrolled in a preschool program, with an adult partner.

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Habitat for Humanity’s Annual Raise The Roof Auction @ The Depot Market
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

“The missing puzzle piece” Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County 17th annual Raise the Roof Auction and Trashion Show. More information can be found here.

Contact Fred Sheppard fred.sheppard@hfhwhatcom.org

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Come & Drum! A Weekly Drumming Circle @ Center for Mindful Use
Apr 26 @ 5:55 pm
Come & Drum! A Weekly Drumming Circle @ Center for Mindful Use | Bellingham | Massachusetts | United States

Every Friday, we gather in the Forum de Freedom at CMU at 5:55 p.m. for some good ole’ community time and a two-hour Drum Circle.

Some drums will be provided, but if you have your own — bring em! Feel free to bring other percussion instruments as well. No experience necessary.

And bring your friends! Drop-in’s welcome. Please arrive on time as outside doors may be locked shortly after the event starts.

This event is free and open to all. Love donations appreciated.

About the Teacher

Walking Spirit, Elizabeth Grace is an Intuitive Energy Worker and Wellness Advocate specializing in Whole; Mind, Body and Spiritual Wellness. Elizabeth harnesses daily the healing power of drumming, dance, mindful meditation, nature therapy, essential oils and Feng Shui, and is committed to applying these practices in her life daily as well as empowering others to find their own wellness rhythms. Elizabeth is a certified Matrix Energetics practitioner, and is also triple certified in Claircognizance, Clairsentience and Clairvoyance, all of which assist her with her energy healing work, and communication with spirit. You can find more information on scheduling an energy healing session with Walking Spirit, Elizabeth Grace by visiting her Facebook page.

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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Boys & Girls Club Inspire Higher Dreams Gala @ Silver Reef Casino
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm

BP presents the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County’s 5th annual Inspire Higher Dreams Gala & Auction. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. on April 26, 2019 at the Event Center at Silver Reef. Tickets are available on whatcomclubs.org for $150 per person.

Guests will enjoy a plated dinner, silent and live auction, dessert dash and after-party with SpaceBand. The Gala is a formal event and formal attire is encouraged.

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Kids Night Out at Western @ Western Washington University
Apr 26 @ 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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Kids Night Out at Western (KNOW) Bellingham @ Western Washington University
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm
Kids Night Out at Western (KNOW) Bellingham @ Western Washington University | Bellingham | Washington | United States

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 further the experience, an optional hour of swimming is offered for an additional fee at the Wade King Student Recreation Center on Western’s campus.

October 26 – In a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Your child will adventure through the science of stars and space.

Get in the KNOW and join the fun!

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Kids Night Out at Western: What’s in Bellingham Bay? @ Western Washington University Science Resource Center
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Academics—7-8:30 p.m. Science Resource Center
Swim Session—8:30-10 p.m. Wade King Recreation Center
$30 to register
Kindergarten to fifth-grade students will experience hands-on science experiments and activities. Participants will be learning about marine life in our very own Bellingham Bay before finishing the night with a swim.

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North Cascades Community Orchestra Spring Concert @ Central Lutheran Church
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm
North Cascades Community Orchestra Spring Concert @ Central Lutheran Church

Classical Music Concert. Music includes Downton Abbey Suite by John Lunn, Karelia Suite by Jean Sibelius, For Horns and Strings by Arthur Frakenpohl, and First Symphony by Ludwig an Beethoven. Free Admission. Donations Welcome. NCCO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contact kokapelli85@gmail.com for further information.

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UNSTABLE BY DESIGN, a new play by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao @ Sylvia Center for the Arts
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm
UNSTABLE BY DESIGN, a new play by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao @ Sylvia Center for the Arts

AN UNRELENTING COMEDY THAT IS ALSO ABOUT SAD THINGS AND MENTAL HEALTH BUT ALSO IS FUNNY.

The world premiere of a new play by Sylvia Center Artistic Director Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao, UNSTABLE BY DESIGN follows the manic mind of an ad-writing intern named Alyssa, whose journey from intervention to creative rebirth is accompanied by therapy, medication, and a group of hallucinated companions including Charles Baudelaire, Emily Dickinson, Andy Warhol, Boudica, Henry David Thoreau, and Friedrich Nietzsche.

Featuring local actors Melanie Strickland, Michael Morgen, Cindy Whiston, Ivan Sandomire, Bradley Dillon, Kyler Weeks, and Siara Lindholm.

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