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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WSU Whatcom Master Gardener Diagnostic Plant Clinic @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 22 @ 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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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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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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Artist Workshop @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 23 @ 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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Bellingham Reads Book Discussion Group @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the library sponsored book discussion group for adults to talk about Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelson. This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month. New members are very welcome! For more information, contact Suzanne at 360-778-7236.

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Apr
24
Wed
Tech Basics Coaching @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 24 @ 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. Contact Deborah at dbrewer@cob.org or 360-778-7210 for more information.

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Apr
25
Thu
Finding Funders for Your Nonprofit @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Learn how to use the newly redesigned Foundation Directory Online (FDO) to find grant money for your nonprofit.The FDO is a searchable collection of profiles of 140,000 grantmakers and foundations. You can create searches to find grantmakers who care about the services your nonprofit provides and the populations you serve. Class includes hands-on practice. Register by emailing or calling Deborah Brewer at dbrewer@cob.org or 360-778-7210. The Foundation Directory Online is is funded by a grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation.

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Apr
27
Sat
Community Conversations @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm

What do you care about? Libraries can help. Join us to talk about your aspirations for our community and how we can work together to strengthen it. We are hosting meetings this spring as part of planning for the library’s future. Each 90-minute group “Community Conversation” is a chance for us to better understand people’s hopes for their community, the concerns they have, and what they believe might make a difference. Our goal is to gather public knowledge, then determine where the library can help, as part of our strategic plan. Please join us for a conversation — this is a rewarding way to meet other community members and contribute your ideas. More details about the project at bellinghampubliclibrary.org. For questions about these meetings, contact Janice Keller, 360-778-7206 or jkeller@cob.org .

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Apr
29
Mon
Intermediate English Conversation Class @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 29 @ 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 29 @ 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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Apr
30
Tue
Shibashi Tai Chi @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 30 @ 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 30 @ 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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Community Conversations @ Bellingham Public Library
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

What do you care about? Libraries can help. Join us to talk about your aspirations for our community and how we can work together to strengthen it. We are hosting meetings this spring as part of planning for the library’s future. Each 90-minute group “Community Conversation” is a chance for us to better understand people’s hopes for their community, the concerns they have, and what they believe might make a difference. Our goal is to gather public knowledge, then determine where the library can help, as part of our strategic plan. Please join us for a conversation — this is a rewarding way to meet other community members and contribute your ideas. More details about the project at bellinghampubliclibrary.org. For questions about these meetings, contact Janice Keller, 360-778-7206 or jkeller@cob.org .

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