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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Mar
25
Mon
Lynden “Daddy/Mommy and Me” Therapeutic Dance/Movement Group @ The Barre Pointe
Mar 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Lynden "Daddy/Mommy and Me" Therapeutic Dance/Movement Group @ The Barre Pointe

Arise Well Counseling Services, L.L.C. will be at the Barre Pointe studio conducting dance and movement classes geared toward children who may have difficulty communicating or expressing their feelings. This is a therapeutic form of dance and movement for kids and their parent/caregiver.

This is not put on by The Barre Pointe but will be held at their studio. If you have any questions please contact Lydia Peckover, MS, MA, LMHC at Arise Well Counseling Services, L.L.C.

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Intermediate English Conversation Class @ Bellingham Public Library
Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Intermediate English Conversation Class at the Bellingham Public Library is offered by the Whatcom Literacy Council for people who want to practice speaking English. It is facilitated by a trained volunteer who will lead the class. The class will focus on reading, writing and speaking about everyday activities, American Culture, and current events. The class takes place in an open setting. The program is for intermediate levels. Contact Gloria Garcia at sgc@whatcomliteracy.org or 360-752-8679 for more information.

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Teen Swing @ ABCDance
Mar 25 @ 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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Mar
26
Tue
Shibashi Tai Chi @ Bellingham Public Library
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Shibashi is one of the most popular qigong sets in the world and can be performed seated or standing. This session will lead the participants through 18 movements that are gentle and peaceful. With a focus on breathing, the movements may reduce stress; improve concentration, calm emotions, increase energy and overall flexibility leading to better health and wellbeing. No registration required.

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Chair Tai Chi @ Bellingham Public Library
Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Chair Tai Chi uses all of the concepts and flowing choreographed movements of standing Tai Chi except it is performed in a seated position. It is often called “Meditation in Motion” because it connects the mind and the body to achieve health and well-being. Chair Chi, as it is often called, is an excellent exercise for people who may have concerns about balance and want to improve their stability. In this session, the presenter will teach the participants a set of movements that can be done at home. Take-home materials will be provided.

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Artist Workshop @ Bellingham Public Library
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

In this low key painting workshop, you can paint with artist Neal Cronic, or visit and watch him paint. Enjoy discussing a variety of painting ideas and techniques. Interested in painting along with Neal as he paints? Feel free to bring water based painting materials of your own and join in! Materials can be provided to those without by the artist when available.

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Learn to think on your feet @ Improv Playworks Studio
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come join us for a FREE workshop. An evening of play, creativity, storytelling and fun! We will do a selection of games and exercises from improvisational theater. All levels welcome, absolutely no experience necessary! Adults & Youth14+
Phone: (360) 756-0756

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Mar
27
Wed
Tech Basics Coaching @ Bellingham Public Library
Mar 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Need help with basic computer, tablet, Internet, streaming, and downloading skills? Sign up for a free, one-on-one coaching session with a Librarian or Volunteer Tech Helper. Sessions offered each week. We can coach you on: Windows basics, Internet and browser skills, using a tablet or eReader, setting up and using email, Internet searching and safety, setting up social media accounts, and downloading or streaming free library digital material to your computer, tablet, or mobile device. The library has eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to download or stream.

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Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Come join us for a FREE workshop. An evening of play, creativity, storytelling and fun! We will do a selection of games and exercises from improvisational theater. All levels welcome, absolutely no experience necessary!

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Mar
28
Thu
Exploring Equity and Cultural Humility @ Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm

As human beings, regardless of race, class, gender, or myriad other differences among us, we each need safety, connection, respect, and to be heard. It’s hard to stay open and welcoming of perspectives that differ from our own.

This workshop inspires and empowers participants to grow and engage in activities that:

• Honor human diversity.
• Promote cultural self-awareness and understanding.
• Engage in cross-cultural learning activities to gain in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of ethnic and cultural groups.
• Examine historical and institutional power of racism, sexism, classism, etc.

Course Fee: $75
To register, contact (360) 676-0122 or training@whatcomdrc.org. Or, register online at https://www.whatcomdrc.org/reach-workshop/

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Mar
29
Fri
A WEEKEND WITH ANITA MAYER @ Jansen Art Center
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm

A WEEKEND WITH ANITA MAYER

DATE: FRIDAY, MARCH 29 – SATURDAY MARCH 30
TIME: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
AGES: Adults 18+
TICKETS: $50 show, $100 workshop

Come join us for a wonderful two-day event with Anita Mayer at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden. March 29 & 30, Friday and Saturday, Anita will lead a fashion show and offer a trunk show of her garments for sale on Friday. Garments shown will be from Anita Mayer’s collection of one-of-a-kind designs, handcrafted and often lavishly embellished by her. Proceeds will benefit the Jansen Art Center’s Textile Studio. On Saturday, Anita will conduct a workshop to help you create a garment for yourself. You will have the opportunity to try on Anita’s beautiful garments, work with her to find your style and fit and create your personalized patterns from her drafts.If you’d like to stay over in Lynden, there will be a slumber party at the Inn at Lynden, a block away from the Jansen Art Center. The Inn will have special room rates available for workshop participants. Please call the Inn at 360-746-8597 for reservations and let them know you are part of the workshop.

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Mar
30
Sat
Digging up the Past @ Olympic College
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am

Have you ever wondered what archaeologists really do? This is a hands-on introduction to the basics of archaeology theories and practices regarding ceramics, coinage, architecture and papyrology. During each session, students participate in a classroom activity on the processing, preservation and analysis of ancient artifacts.

Instructor Bio: Patrick Lowinger is a historian and freelance writer. Patrick possesses an M.A. in ancient history from AMU and a B.S. in microbiology from CSULB. In addition to teaching, Patrick is currently pursuing an additional postgraduate degree in archaeology from the University of Leicester. Pat’s interest and area of focus are on the people and societies of the ancient Mediterranean—from the Late Bronze Age through Early Medieval periods. As an active member of the Association of Ancient Historians, Pat remains academically engaged, having just spent the summer in Romania doing archaeological field work.

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Street Law/Access ID @ Bellingham Public Library
Mar 30 @ 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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Apr
1
Mon
Clarence Moriwaki Discusses Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion @ Whatcom Museum Old City Hall
Apr 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Clarence Moriwaki Discusses Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion @ Whatcom Museum Old City Hall

Humanities Washington presents a free public lecture in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall with Clarence Moriwaki, President of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community. Moriwaki shares the story of Bainbridge Island—the origin point of the Japanese American exclusion—to provide a human, historical account of this national tragedy, and to ask the question: Are there parallels to what’s happening in America now? Moriwaki uses historical images, including historical and current propaganda, to explore the fear, racism, and failure of political leadership that led to these unconstitutional actions during World War II, and why we must not let it happen again.

Clarence Moriwaki is the president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community and a founder and former president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association. Moriwaki has written guest editorials on the subject that have been published nationwide. Moriwaki has served as a spokesperson for administrations including the Clinton Administration, the Office of the Governor, and Congressman Jay Inslee.

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Experience Brain Fitness @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 1 @ 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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Intermediate English Conversation Class @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Intermediate English Conversation Class is offered by the Whatcom Literacy Council for people who want to practice speaking English. It is facilitated by a trained volunteer who will lead the class. The class will focus on reading, writing and speaking about everyday activities, American Culture, and current events. The class takes place in an open setting in the SkillShare Space at the Central Library. The program is for intermediate levels. Contact Gloria Garcia at sgc@whatcomliteracy.org or 360-752-8679 for more information.

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WSU Whatcom Master Gardener Diagnostic Plant Clinic @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 1 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Have gardening, plant or insect problems? Master Gardener volunteers will be available in the SkillShare Space at the Central Library to provide free diagnosis and advice to your gardening related questions.

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Teen Swing @ ABCDance
Apr 1 @ 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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Apr
2
Tue
Shibashi Tai Chi @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Shibashi is one of the most popular qigong sets in the world and can be performed seated or standing. This session will lead the participants through 18 movements that are gentle and peaceful. With a focus on breathing, the movements may reduce stress; improve concentration, calm emotions, increase energy and overall flexibility leading to better health and wellbeing. No registration required. For more information, contact Jenni at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

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Chair Tai Chi @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Chair Tai Chi uses all of the concepts and flowing choreographed movements of standing Tai Chi except it is performed in a seated position. It is often called “Meditation in Motion” because it connects the mind and the body to achieve health and well-being. Chair Chi, as it is often called, is an excellent exercise for people who may have concerns about balance and want to improve their stability. In this session, the presenter will teach the participants a set of movements that can be done at home. Take-home materials will be provided. For more information, contact Jenni at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

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Home Item Repair Workshop @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Bring your broken household items to SkillShare at the Central Library and work with skilled volunteers from NW Free Repairs to learn how to repair them. Volunteers have experience repairing common household items such as toys, small kitchen appliances, electric tools and many other items that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Please note: broken items may not be dropped off to be repaired. Owners must be willing to participate in making the repairs with the assistance of the volunteers. For more information about NW Free Repairs, please visit https://nwfreerepairs.wordpress.com/

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