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
19
Fri
Come & Drum! A Weekly Drumming Circle @ Center for Mindful Use
Apr 19 @ 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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Atwood Ales Farm Brewery & Gruff Brewing Beer Release @ Gruff Brewing
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Atwood Ales Farm Brewery & Gruff Brewing Beer Release @ Gruff Brewing

Come join Atwood Ales Farm Brewery & Gruff Brewing as we release our collaboration beer Assistant to the Regional Manager Golden Beet Beer. Come dressed as your favorite character from The Office for your chance to win some cool prizes, and there will also be The Office trivia where more prices will be handed out. It is $1/person to enter into the trivia and up to 6ppl/team.

Come out for a super fun night and the kick off to Bellingham Beer Week. We look forward to sharing this really special beer with you all.

Beer Release at 6pm and Trivia starting at 7pm.

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Fairhaven Family Story Night with the Bellingham Storyteller’s Guild @ Fairhaven Library
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us at 6:00 p.m. for a free hour of coaching and introduction to storytelling. Professional storytelling begins at 7:00 p.m. For ages 6 to adults. For more information, find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Bellingham-Storytellers-Guild-120965527946008/ or call 360-714-9631.

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Whatcom Literacy Council’s TRIVIA BEE & Silent Auction @ BTC's Settlemyer Hall
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Whatcom Literacy Council will be hosting the 23rd Annual TRIVIA BEE & Silent Auction on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Bellingham Technical College’s Settlemyer Hall in Campus Center.

Join co-hosts Scotty VanDryver of KAFE Radio and Jeopardy! star Ken Jennings and match wits with other members of the community. 32 teams, sponsored by local businesses, will compete against each other in four qualifying rounds leading up to the final round with eight teams. The winner goes home with the traveling “Totten Trophy.” There is an award for the best CHEER section of the audience.

The evening begins with a silent auction at 6:00 p.m., with items donated by local businesses, and the Trivia Bee competition starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. This year there will be a cash bar with beer and wine, as well as cookies, coffee and slices of pizza available for donation.

All proceeds go to support the Whatcom Literacy Council’s free literacy programs for adults here in Whatcom County.

Contact events@whatcomliteracy.org to find out how to register a team($750 for a Corporate Team, $375 for a Self-Sponsored team.) CHEER tickets cost $15 per person, and will be available at Village Books, or at the door.

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The Plug In: 003! A night for producers and beat makers… @ FireHouse Arts and Events Center
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Plug In: 003! A night for producers and beat makers... @ FireHouse Arts and Events Center

The Plug In: 003!
featuring FLAIS, ADOMSPLIZER + more!

-April 19th, 2019, 7-10pm @ FireHouse Arts and Events Center
-1314 Harris Ave.
-$7

A night of music, beats, collaboration, and performances for Bellingham’s music producers, beat makers, and music fans! This event is dedicated to original music, community building, and creativity! Join us!

The Plug in was created by beat makers for beat makers. If you’re a local beat maker, producer, or recording artist, this event is for you: to come share your music, to enjoy some locally produced beats, and to network for future projects. EDM and Hip-Hop fans, this event is for you too!

The FireHouse Arts and Events Center is an ADA Accessible venue.

7:00 – 8:00 – Networking Hour / DJ Set
((Sign-up at 7 if you’d like to perform a piece at 8!))

8:00 – 8:45: Open Stage
((all producers and beat makers are welcome to come plug in and perform a piece they’ve recorded or produced! Bring your rig, and your own cables. Sign up @ 7!))

8:45 -10:00pm – Showcase performances by:

FLAIS
www.flais.bandcamp.com

ADOMSPLIZER
www.soundcloud.com/adomsplizer

+more!

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Time For A Change @ Mount Baker Theatre
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Time For A Change @ Mount Baker Theatre

Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness for a night of dance and music! “Time For a Change” is a collection of more than 60 of Bellingham’s best local performers, including both professionals and amateurs. The event will feature contemporary dance, A Capella songs, and chamber string and wind ensembles. In addition, several guest speakers (including a pediatric psychiatrist from PeaceHealth) will be giving presentations as part of the event with information about eradicating stigma and promoting mental health awareness.

All proceeds go to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

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Time For a Change Bellingham: A benefit to raise mental health awareness @ Mount Baker Theatre
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm

 Time For A Change is a NAMI DIY event; all proceeds will be donated to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). The event will take place at Mount Baker Theater on April 19th at 7:00pm. The performance will feature a variety of Bellingham’s best performers, including singers, songwriters, musicians, and dancers. In total, more than sixty performers will be onstage at this live event.

A pediatric psychiatrist from PeaceHealth will be hosting a Facebook live webinar before the event to promote Time For A Change, and will also present during the performance. In addition, Alyssa Sisemore, a certified program presenter with NAMI Whatcom and Miss Whatcom County 2018 will be sharing her personal story at the event. The event is sponsored by PeaceHealth hospital.

The event is produced by Julia Redstone. Performers will include Bellingham Repertory Dance (a professional modern dance company in Bellingham), several chamber music groups from Western Washington University, dancers from Opus Performing Arts, individual teen artists from around Bellingham, and the Bellingham High School Showstoppers. Tickets are priced at $20 for adults and $12 for ages under 18. The event will focus on teen mental health, an issue about which the producer is passionate.

For more information, please visit www.timeforachangebellingham.org.

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UNSTABLE BY DESIGN, a new play by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao @ Sylvia Center for the Arts
Apr 19 @ 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
20
Sat
420 Specials at Smoking Crow! @ Smoking Crow
Apr 20 all-day

On April 20th, Smoking Crow will be having the best deals in town for all of your CBD or Cannabis needs! Try some food from Sage Against the Machine and save money on all of your favorite brands. Food truck will be here from 12-3pm, but vendors will be here from 12pm – 6pm! Come hang out with us and celebrate savings!

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April WeSNIP Caturday Sale Fundraiser @ Cordata Place
Apr 20 all-day
April WeSNIP Caturday Sale Fundraiser @ Cordata Place

“OPEN, OPEN, OPEN!”

WeSNiP’s Caturday (it’s Saturday, April 20th) Sale! Starts this Saturday at 10 AM.

4151 Meridian Street, Suite 110 Bellingham in the Cordata Place shopping area

-ONE DAY SALE –

Thanks to our dedicated donors the sales floor is full of new and interesting items that will be ready to sell, sell, sell on Saturday! Look for several new items in the Garden Department along with the usual restocked departments that include: Kitchen, Crafts, Books, DVDs, Healthy & Beauty, Pets, Clothing, Linens, Vintage & Home Décor!

Shop smart save lives @ the WeSNiP ReSale! Doors open until 5:00 PM. **Note: We are also accepting donations in back of venue Saturday’s 10-2 p.m. Always in need of volunteers!
See WESNIP.ORG

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Growing Veterans Annual Plant Sale @ Bellewood Acres
Apr 20 – Apr 21 all-day

Growing Veterans Annual Plant Sale – Huge selection of organic plants starts, grown locally by veterans. Large variety of heirloom and organic tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, onion, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, herbs and more. Bellewood Acres will have family fun activities all weekend including Easter egg hunt, petting zoo, Easter bunny, brunch and more. All proceeds from the plant sale help support Growing Veterans dirt therapy programs.

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Earth Day Community Work Party @ Fairhaven Park
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come celebrate Earth Day with the City of Bellingham Parks Department & Public Works Natural Resources Division on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fairhaven Park! We’ll be enhancing streamside habitat along Padden Creek by removing invasive plants and applying mulch. We will work until noon and then enjoy free pizza donated by Papa John’s. All ages welcome, no experience necessary.

We provide the gloves and tools but make sure you have long pants, close-toed shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Don’t forget your water and a snack. Volunteers under the age of 18 will need to bring a completed Youth Liability Release Form to the event.

Liability form, more information, and an event map can be found by visiti