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
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 visiting www.cob.org/workparties or calling (360) 778-7105.

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17th annual Bocce Ball Tournament @ Bellingham Sportsplex
Apr 20 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
17th annual Bocce Ball Tournament @ Bellingham Sportsplex

This tournament, which benefits the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, has become a spectator extravaganza, bringing people from across the region to cheer on teams! Along with the BBQ and beer garden, the event also includes music, a bounce house, face painting, kid’s activities, and more! Bring friends and family to enjoy the festivities.

Lunch: Salmon BBQ tickets are available for $10.00. Other concessions will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, (WDRC).

Beer Garden: The Boundary Bay Brewery Beer Garden will serve beer beginning at 10 AM for $5. The beer garden is next to the courts (a great place for friends and family to cheer on the action). All alcohol must be consumed within the beer garden. The City of Bellingham has strict regulations regarding alcohol consumption. Help us ensure that we can continue to host the tournament by adhering to this policy.

Raffle: This year we’ll be raffling off exciting prizes throughout the day, including gift certificates to local breweries, tool kits from Bellingham Cold Storage, tickets to the Northwest Washington Fair and the Demolition Derby, and more! Raffle tickets are $1 each and will be available at the concessions table.

Event info can be found at here.

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Computer Science Club @ Western Washington University Communication Building
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

$135 per student ($20 discount for Western staff, alumni, etc.)
Saturdays, April 13, 20 & 27 and May 4, 11 & 18
10 a.m. to noon Communication Building
Western’s Computer Science Club is for sixth to ninth-graders to hone their technological skills and get familiar with college computer labs. The focus of the club is building extensions and creating new tools (modding) in Minecraft.

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Easter Celebration @ BelleWood Acres @ BelleWood Acres
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm
Easter Celebration @ BelleWood Acres @ BelleWood Acres

Our spring celebration continues Easter weekend with even more festivities: live entertainment, photo-ops with the Easter Bunny, live farm animals in the petting zoo, pony rides, perpetual egg hunt and other games and prizes. Enjoy a yummy breakfast or lunch in our cafe and free tastings of our farm-made spirits in the tasting room. Check out our gift store & market with local wines, hard cider, foods and artisan gifts.

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Free Easter Egg Hunt @ The Bellingham at Orchard Memory Care
Apr 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Free Easter Egg Hunt @ The Bellingham at Orchard Memory Care

We are hosting a free event for Easter. An Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 1-8, face painting, balloon animals, and free treats and prizes.

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Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History @ Old City Hall
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country’s history of aviation and space flight. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century.

In Puget Sound, there were the WASPs—Women Airforce Service Pilots—trained pilots who tested Boeing aircraft, ferried aircraft, and trained other pilots during World War II. Hear their stories in a video narrative provided by the Museum of Flight.

Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943.

The exhibit includes the short videos “Trailblazers and Heroes: African Americans Who Flew First” and “Doing the Math for NASA: African American Human Computers.”

This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight. Additional support is provided by the Whatcom Museum Foundation, the City of Bellingham, and the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

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Tank Girl @ Pickford Film Center
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm
Tank Girl @ Pickford Film Center

TANK GIRL (1995)
Pickford Film Center
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 12:00 PM
Rocket Sci-Fi, introduction by Steve Meyers.
This wild, futuristic action-fantasy is set in the year 2033 where drought and pollution have turned the Earth into a desert wasteland. The planet’s water supply is controlled by a despotic company that is opposed by a few courageous rebels who regularly risk their lives to poach the precious fluid.

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WWU Softball vs. Concordia (DH) @ Viking Field
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come support WWU Softball as they take on Concordia in a doubleheader at Viking Field!

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Street Law/Access ID @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Street Law is a free, drop-in, legal advice clinic where people can ask questions and get legal advice in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers. Demand for this clinic is high, so we recommend that attendees arrive on time to ensure being seen by an attorney. Law Advocates works with low income individuals to gain the proper documents needed to get a state ID card. For more information, visit www.lawadvocates.org or call LAW Advocates at 360-671-6079.

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Easter Egg Hunt at Twin Sisters @ Twin Sisters Brewing Company
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Easter Egg Hunt at Twin Sisters @ Twin Sisters Brewing Company

The Easter bunny has decided to pay a visit to the Bellingham Beer Garden. How do we know? Because in his hopping, he has carelessly misplaced a few precious eggs!

Come join us on the afternoon of Saturday 4/20 for a fun and family-friendly Easter egg hunt! We’ll have hunts for all age groups. Bring your furry friends for a doggie treat hunt too. We’ll have face painting, balloon art, a photo booth, and more.

This event supports the Sunnyland PTA, and they will be on hand to accept donations. Admission is free and open to all, so hop on down to Twin Sisters for a fun family gathering!

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Gallery Syre Roots and Wings Exhibition @ Gallery Syre
Apr 20 @ 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 inspired by daily meditation sessions and research about topics such as the commitment to universal peace, love, compassion and forgiveness. To him, color means “expression” and symbols “discourse”, and he plays with the emotional response each one triggers.

His early paintings are rich in forms, lines and numbers which represent a system of symbols to which the artist attributes specific meanings. The complex backgrounds often blend with the main figures. Progressively, his works evolved to simpler aesthetics where the backgrounds are reduced to almost monochrome color fields allowing the main figures to stand out and to assume the leading role of the visual narrative. The thoughtful installation of the works in the gallery will offer to every visitor a journey through Syre’s life as an artist and as an observer of the many facets of our current societies.

A culminating aspect of the exhibition will be the introduction to his latest three-dimensional works and mixed media sculptures. This exhibition represents a life-long journey and the artist’s commitment to push against any art practice related boundaries in the future.

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UNSTABLE BY DESIGN, a new play by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao @ Sylvia Center for the Arts
Apr 20 @ 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
21
Sun
Contemporary Dance Class @ Firehouse Arts & Events Center
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Contemporary Dance Class @ Firehouse Arts & Events Center

Come dance every Sunday from 12-1:30 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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Water’s Edge Church Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Birch Bay @ Bay Horizon Park Activity Center
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm
Water’s Edge Church is hosting our annual Birch Bay Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday, April 21, at noon. It will be held at the Bay Horizon Park activity center, 7511 Gemini Road, Birch Bay. We’ll have more than a thousand eggs, special areas for big and little kids, candy bags for every child, and lots of fun.
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Old City Hall History Tour @ Whatcom Museum Old City Hall
Apr 21 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30pm. The Museum’s trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition. They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building and the history of the early days of Bellingham. Tours last one hour and begin on the first-floor lobby of Old City Hall.

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Apr
22
Mon
Little Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 22 @ 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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Little Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 22 @ 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 22 @ 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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Experience Brain Fitness @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 22 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 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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