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
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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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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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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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
Shibashi Tai Chi @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 23 @ 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 23 @ 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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Apr
24
Wed
Brights Beginnings: Family Palooza @ Skagit County Fairgrounds
Apr 24 @ 1:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Brights Beginnings: Family Palooza @ Skagit County Fairgrounds

Family Palooza is an outreach event for families with young children. Parents will learn about the importance of family stability, routines, child development, maternal health, and more. Pre-Register for free entry into the Just Between Friends Consignment Presale AND an extra giveaway entry! Registration not required to attend.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bright-beginnings-family-palooza-tickets-57909440696?aff=UnitedWay1

Because Family Palooza is promoted with the Just Between Friends’ event, thousands of families will be introduced to local resources while engaging in family fun, food trucks, live entertainment, and more!

See our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/429604481112142/

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Everyday Yoga @ Center for Mindful Use
Apr 24 @ 5:55 pm

All-levels yoga postures and teachings for the everyday person. Join us every Wednesday at 5:55 p.m. in the Forum de Freedom to learn the practice of yoga in simple language.

Yoga is a practice that helps us access a state of integration and wholeness inside ourselves. It is not just for the flexible, although it will build flexibility. It is not just for the meditator, although it will teach you to meditate. If you can breathe, you can practice yoga.

Come join The Heart School, a depth yoga school for everyday people, as we learn and practice the whole-person experience of yoga together. Yoga asana (postures), breathwork (pranayama), meditation and philosophy.

*Must bring your own mat*

Please arrive on time. Doors will be locked soon after our practice begins to minimize disturbance.

Drop-ins welcome. The class is free with inspired love donations gratefully accepted.

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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Cleansing the Gateways of Consciousness: The Eyes @ Ayurvedic Health Center and Wellness Shop
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cleansing the Gateways of Consciousness: The Eyes @ Ayurvedic Health Center and Wellness Shop

Are you curious about Ayurvedic self-care practices that can turn your health around? Join Katrina as she demystifies Ayurvedic recommendations around eye health, ear care, respiratory support, oral hygiene, and massage. She will show you, in detail, how you can do these self-care practices at home. In these five separate experiential classes you will learn classic do-it-yourself therapies that nurture your senses and cleanse the precious organs of perception.
• This class: eye wash & use of castor

Upcoming Classes:
05/01/19 – The Skin
05/08/19 – The Ears

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8-week movement and mobility clinic: Fitness Evolution @ Fitness Evolution
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm
8-week movement and mobility clinic: Fitness Evolution @ Fitness Evolution

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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Everstrong Movement and Mobility Clinic @ Fitness Evolution