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
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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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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Teen Swing @ ABCDance
Apr 22 @ 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
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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Audubon Society: Glacial and Post Glacial Influence on the NW WA Environment @ Whatcom Museum Old City Hall
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the North Cascades Audubon Society as Engineering Geologist Dan McShane provides us with insights into the glacial influence on our environment and what we can expect in the future.

Between 18,000 and 13,000 years ago the lowlands of northwest Washington were covered in nearly 6,000 feet of glacial ice. The natural resources, locations of cities and towns, and transportation routes are all impacted by the glacial period. Lidar (light detecting and ranging) has helped us better visualize our landscapes and allows for a better understanding of the glacial, late glacial and post glacial history of the land we live on. Understanding the glacial history provides insights into geologic hazards, natural resource management, how communities have grown and the future challenges.

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Learn to think on your feet @ Improv Playworks Studio
Apr 23 @ 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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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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Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks
Apr 24 @ 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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Apr
25
Thu
Advanced Master Writing Classes – Chanticleer Reviews @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Apr 25 all-day
Advanced Master Writing Classes - Chanticleer Reviews @ Bellingham Yacht Club

Each year we offer writing craft sessions from the best editors and authors in the publishing industry. This year we are excited to announce that we have J. D. Barker, the Master of Suspense, as a teacher of CAC19’s Master Writing Craft along with Jessica Morrell, top-level editor. J.D. Barker is teaching the afternoon session. Jessica Morrel will teach the morning sessions. Lunch, coffee and tea are included with the registration fee. Participants may sign up for one or both sessions.

J.D. Barker successfully published his debut as an indie and sold enough copies to land on the radar of the traditional publishers in a BIG way including seven-figure advances, two feature films, and a television program. He’ll open his toolbox and explain exactly what he did to make it happen. This is a not-to-be-missed session for any aspiring author or the seasoned veteran trying to find their place in today’s publishing world.

Jessica understands both sides of the editorial desk–as a highly-sought after developmental editor and an author. Her work also appears in multiple anthologies and The Writer and Writer’s Digest magazines. She is known for explaining the hows and whys of what makes for excellent writing and for sharing very clear examples that examine the technical aspects of writing that emphases layering and subtext. Her books on writing craft are considered “a must have” for any serious writer’s toolkit.

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Dance for people with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders @ Ballet Bellingham
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dance for people with Parkinson's Disease and other neurological disorders @ Ballet Bellingham

Dance for people with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders
Thursdays 11:00-12:00
April 4 – June 6
Taught by Pam Kuntz, Artistic Director of Kuntz and Company and faculty WWU Dance

Ballet Bellingham
1405 Fraser Street, Suite 102

FREE! Register: Just show up
Class is sponsored by APDA NW chapter

Questions? Contact Pam Kuntz at kuntzpam@gmail.com or phone at 360-510-4711

This class is specially designed for people living with Parkinson’s disease. Caregivers and supporting family or friends are also welcome, as are individuals living with other movement or neurological disorders.

Please join us and dance to music by accompanist Mike Bajuk!

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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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