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
23
Tue
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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Apr
24
Wed
Non-profit Brown Bags: Board and ED Relations for Small Nonprofits @ St. Luke's Health Education Center
Apr 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Non-profit Brown Bags: Board and ED Relations for Small Nonprofits @ St. Luke's Health Education Center

In small nonprofits, the lines between working Boards and minimal staff are often blurred. How can we navigate the tension between governance and operations when resources are sparse and duties often overlap? As with any relationship, the keys are respect, communication, and care. Let’s talk about ways to build healthy relationships so we can focus on the mission, not the conflict.

Kirk Roberts is co-owner of Free Range Nonprofit Solutions in Bellingham, where he serves as Executive Director for three nonprofits and helps various organizations build capacity. Kirk has served as an ED for nearly 20 years and has worked in the nonprofit community longer than he would care to remember.

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Apr
26
Fri
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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Apr
27
Sat
The Truth About Plastics @ Whatcom Community College, Syre Auditorium
Apr 27 all-day

Please join the Mt. Baker Group of the Sierra Club and Zero Waste Washington for “The Truth About Plastics,” a fun and educational plastics forum at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham.

This all-day event will explore the life cycle of plastics; the harmful impacts along the way; and how we all, especially industry and government, can reduce or eliminate those impacts. Registration, program information and speaker biographies are available at https://plastics.brownpapertickets.com. Registration is $15 general admission, $10 seniors, students are free! Lunch and snacks are included with advance registration. Doors open at 8:45 am, program begins at 9:30.

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Computer Science Club @ Western Washington University Communication Building
Apr 27 @ 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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Apr
30
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Apr 30 @ 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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Silverado Memory Care-Nexus Open House @ Silverado Memory Care
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Silverado Memory Care-Nexus Open House @ Silverado Memory Care

Nexus® Open House
learn about our Nexus at Silverado, innovative brain-health program
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Nexus, from the Latin word for “connection,” is Silverado’s internationally recognized non-drug approach, brain-health program that has improved cognition and function for many persons in the earlier stages of living with dementia.

The program is comprised of six pillars of activity:
•Physical Exercise
•Stress Reduction
•Cognitive Exercise
•Purposeful Social Activities
•Support Groups
•Specialized Digital Programs

This event will showcase how Nexus has been changing the lives of many residents and include brain-health tips.

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May
1
Wed
Kaleidoscope Play and Learn @ Bellingham Public Library
May 1 @ 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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May
4
Sat
Computer Science Club @ Western Washington University Communication Building
May 4 @ 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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Girls in Engineering, Math & Science—GEMS Academy @ Western Washington University Science Resource Center
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Western’s GEMS Academy is an opportunity for fifth to eighth-grade girls to immerse in STEM. Participants will have access to lab spaces across campus with Western’s professors, students and other professionals involved in STEM.

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May
6
Mon
Summer Session Info Table in Red Square @ Western Washington University
May 6 @ 1:00 pm
Summer Session Info Table in Red Square @ Western Washington University

Join Western Washington University staff for free cookies on Monday, May 6 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Red Square to celebrate Summer Session. Summer Session at Western offers accelerated on-campus courses, online courses, field study opportunities and travel programs without needing to be formally admitted to the university. That means anyone in the community can experience the wonderful programs Western has to offer.

Find out more at wwu.edu/summer or visit us on May 6 to get more information.

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May
7
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
May 7 @ 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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May
11
Sat
Computer Science Club @ Western Washington University Communication Building
May 11 @ 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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From the Ottoman Empire to Auschwitz: The Mediterranean Jewish Experience of the Holocaust @ Congregation Beth Israel
May 11 @ 7:30 pm