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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Audubon Society: Elwha River Dam Removal and River Restoration @ Whatcom Museum Old City Hall
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

What happens when you remove two of the largest dams from a river? Jeff Duda of the USGS will provide an update about the status of the Elwha River dam removal and river restoration project, providing highlights from multiple ongoing and completed research projects, including sediment, fish, and vegetation in freshwater, estuarine, and nearshore ecosystems. He will also place the Elwha perspective within a larger context of dam removals occurring throughout the world. Co-presented by the North Cascades Audubon Society.

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Weekly Swing Dance Classes @ Presence Studio
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 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
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.
For the fun!
Register by going to https://bhamhop.com/classes

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Teen Swing @ ABCDance
May 27 @ 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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Shibashi Tai Chi @ Bellingham Public Library
May 28 @ 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
May 28 @ 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
May 28 @ 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
May 29 @ 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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Dance for people with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders @ Ballet Bellingham
May 30 @ 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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Experience Brain Fitness @ Bellingham Public Library
May 30 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 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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Spring Birding East and West of the Cascades @ North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
May 31 @ 10:00 am