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
22
Mon
Weekly Swing Dance Classes @ Presence Studio
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Weekly Swing Dance Classes @ Presence Studio

B’ham Hop is back, in an all-new space, with all-new classes. Learn the basics in a friendly environment with Swing Dancing for Everyone, or improve your Lindy Hop with our Intermediate class.
But when?
Every Monday, with four week series starting the first Monday of each month.
5-6pm: Swing Dancing for Everyone
6-7pm: Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Hop
7-8pm: Strong and Mighty Solo Jazz
But where?
Presence Studio – 1412 Cornwall Avenue
Who me?
Yes you. And me. And jazz.
How now?
$50 for the month. $15 drop-in. $40 for students. Student drop in? Alright, the ayes have it: $12.
Whyyyy?
For the fun!
Register by going to https://bhamhop.com/classes

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Teen Swing @ ABCDance
Apr 22 @ 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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Monday Meditation @ Center for Mindful Use
Apr 22 @ 5:55 pm
Monday Meditation @ Center for Mindful Use | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Whether you are new to meditation or a veteran “sitter,” please join us every Monday evening in Bellingham’s Forum de Freedom as the CMU community gathers to practice stillness. Meditation unites mind, body and spirt, helping one tap into the deep state of relaxation, peace — and sometimes inspiration! — that exists within all of us.

Some have found mindful cannabis use an aid to meditation, helping calm the “monkey mind” and ground oneself in the present moment.

Our Monday Night Meditation could not be more simple. We meet. We greet. We take a seat. On most evenings, our practice includes our beautiful Tibetan crystal singing bowl, which invokes a state of deep relaxation that can naturally assist one in entering a meditative state.

And we always finish before 7:00 p.m.

This is not a meditation class, but during the “greet” we can share meditation practices that may assist those new to meditation.

Please arrive by 5:55 p.m. so we can begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Doors will be locked shortly after our meditation begins to minimize disturbance to other sitters.

Drop-ins welcome. Please bring your own meditation pillow (we do have a few first-come/first-serve loaners) or plan to use a chair. It all works. And it’s all free. (Inspired love donations always gratefully accepted.)

Please check www.mindfuluse.org for last-minute schedule changes.

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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Contemporary Dance Class @ Firehouse Arts & Events Center
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Contemporary Dance Class @ Firehouse Arts & Events Center

Come dance every Monday from 6-7:30 PM at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center! These intermediate-level classes assume some background in modern, ballet, contemporary, or jazz however all are welcome. A structured and accessible warm-up is followed by skill building and phrase work. Classes taught by current Bellingham Repertory Dance members and occasional guest instructors. $15 drop-in, $65 for a 5-class card, or $10 with valid student ID.

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NSEA presents the Wild & Scenic Film Festival @ Mount Baker Theatre
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
NSEA presents the Wild & Scenic Film Festival @ Mount Baker Theatre

Every day is Earth Day at NSEA. This year we were inspired by our belief statement to put together a film festival to celebrate the environment with you.

NSEA is proud to present the First Earth Day Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Mount Baker Theater. Considered one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals, these films combine beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for us all.

COME FOR THE FILMS ONLY OR ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH A $10 MEMBERSHIP DONATION AND RECEIVE A KLEAN KANTEEN PINT GLASS.

Visit the Walton Theatre to see what a dozen of our non-profit partners are doing to shape the culture of Whatcom County. Plus, there are prizes to be won! 20 of our economic partners have donated over $1,600 in prizes to the raffle!

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8-week movement and mobility clinic: Fitness Gear and Training @ Fitness Gear and Training
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm
8-week movement and mobility clinic: Fitness Gear and Training @ Fitness Gear and Training

Looking to improve/maintain your movement and mobility for the next season? FGT has you covered!

This 8-week clinic focuses on setting up your personal foundation for success, whether your goal is to resolve pain, prevent injury, or optimize your performance. Physical Therapist and owner of Everstrong Therapy Therapy, Dr. Amar Parekh PT, DPT has helped hundreds of people of all ages and athletic levels, improving their movement and positioning to fix inefficiencies and avoid injuries. This will not be your basic stretching class. Instead, this clinic offers a healthy “how-to” blueprint for moving about in our hectic everyday lives. In it, Amar will give you all the tools you might need to improve your movement and ensure long-lasting health and mobility, to access your full potential in and out of the gym.

Cost for all 8 weeks: $40 for gym members/$60 for non-members
Drop in fee: $10 per session

Sign up: At the front desk

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Everstrong Mobility and Movement Clinic @ Fitness Gear and Training
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm
Everstrong Mobility and Movement Clinic @ Fitness Gear and Training

This 8-week clinic focuses on setting up your personal foundation for success, whether your goal is to resolve pain, prevent injury, or optimize your performance. Physical Therapist and owner of Everstrong Therapy Therapy, Dr. Amar Parekh PT, DPT has helped hundreds of people of all ages and athletic levels, improving their movement and positioning to fix inefficiencies and avoid injuries. This will not be your basic stretching class. Instead, this clinic offers a healthy “how-to” blueprint for moving about in our hectic everyday lives. In it, Amar will give you all the tools you might need to improve your movement and ensure long-lasting health and mobility, to access your full potential in and out of the gym.

Cost for all 8 weeks: $40 for gym members/$60 for non-members
Drop in fee: $10 per session

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Apr
23
Tue
Little Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 23 @ 10:05 am – 10:35 am

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun! Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family. For children birth to 3 years of age, with an adult partner.

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Preschool story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Apr 23 @ 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
Apr 23 @ 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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Little Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 23 @ 10:35 am – 11:05 am

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun! Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family. For children birth to 3 years of age, with an adult partner.

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Little Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 23 @ 11:05 am – 11:35 am

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun! Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family. For children birth to 3 years of age, with an adult partner.

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Gallery Syre Roots and Wings Exhibition @ Gallery Syre
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gallery Syre Roots and Wings Exhibition @ Gallery Syre

This show marks David Syre’s first personal exhibition in his hometown Bellingham, WA.

After years of silent work in his personal studio, and a number of exhibitions abroad (Nice, France, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Buenos Aires, Argentina) Syre has developed an artistic maturity that deserves full public attention.

The exhibition, curated by Ana Palacio, features a selection of works that span his artistic career so far, from one of his very first paintings he made at age 7 to the most recent large-scale canvases that show a complex mastery of painting techniques and visual translation of spiritual, personal and collective experiences.

David Syre’s art is closely related to his inner voice and is