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January 2022

Audubon: Wildlife Research and Monitoring in the North Cascades National Park Service Complex

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Suggested donation/members free
Man releasing fisher from a crate

Dr. Jason Ransom will present an overview of wildlife research, monitoring, and conservation efforts currently happening  in North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. The wide array of projects presented will include long-term bird monitoring and trends, Clark's Nutcracker and whitebark pine mutualism, raptor nesting, hoary marmot and American pika ecology, fisher reintroduction, gray wolf re-establishment, and mountain carnivore diet and ecology. $5 suggested donation/members free Note: Due to recent COVID rates,…

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February 2022

Art Walk: Dialog Through Dance

February 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Free
Three people jumping in the air

During this special Art Walk, we are excited to host Bellingham based non-profit dance/theater company Kuntz and Co. for an interactive experience, Dialog(s). Part of their upcoming multi-part program Emerging Suite, Dialog(s), this performance explores how we can converse through movement. The public is invited to sit across from an already present individual and engage in a movement conversation. Whether you want to only observe or make your movement "voice" (silently) heard, we invite you to take part in this…

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Portrait Painting: Up Close & Personal Workshop

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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$40 – $50

Portrait painting is more than just painting the likeness of a person. It is also about capturing that person's essence. Join artist Trish Harding for this welcoming class as you learn how to paint a portrait using your choice of oils or acrylics. Inspired by the current exhibition, Up Close & Personal you'll learn how to draw your subject, as well as paint the likeness and essence of your subject. Taking cues from one of the most important portrait painters…

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Docent-led Tour of Up Close & Personal

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until January 22, 2022

One event on February 5, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 24, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Included with admission/Members free
Crowd of people in masks stand around a docent in the gallery of Up Close & Personal

Take a docent-guided tour of Up Close & Personal: The Body in Contemporary Art. Gain in-depth insights and knowledge about some of the 60 artists featured. Their works offer compelling portrayals of the figure and point toward countless possibilities for identity, human connection, and understanding. Docents will discuss the techniques and processes utilized by artists, focusing on specific works in the exhibition. Each tour can accommodate 8 people, begins in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building, and lasts one hour.…

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Docent-led Tour of Up Close & Personal

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until January 22, 2022

One event on February 5, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 24, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Included with admission/Members free
Crowd of people in masks stand around a docent in the gallery of Up Close & Personal

Take a docent-guided tour of Up Close & Personal: The Body in Contemporary Art. Gain in-depth insights and knowledge about some of the 60 artists featured. Their works offer compelling portrayals of the figure and point toward countless possibilities for identity, human connection, and understanding. Docents will discuss the techniques and processes utilized by artists, focusing on specific works in the exhibition. Each tour can accommodate 8 people, begins in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building, and lasts one hour.…

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Historical Society: TBD

February 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Suggested donation/members free

Join the Whatcom County Historical Society for a presentation about local history in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall. Check back or visit whatcomhistory.net for updates on the topic and speaker. Distanced seating with a maximum capacity of 60 people is first come, first served and masks are required. The program will also be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. $5 suggested donation/members free COVID-19 Disclaimer: While the Whatcom Museum has implemented rigorous protocols to maintain a clean and safe environment,…

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Curator Tour of Up Close & Personal

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until February 11, 2022

Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Included with admission/Members free
Series of four silver images of human facial profiles on a black background

We’re excited to offer in-person curator tours of Up Close & Personal. Learn more about the artists and artwork featured in this stunning exhibition from the Museum’s Curator of Art, Amy Chaloupka, who organized this exhibition from the renowned collection of Driek and Michael Zirinsky. Tours last one hour and will be limited to eight people per tour. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, but walk-in visitors will be accommodated as space allows. Participants will need to wear face coverings while visiting the…

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Travelogue: Traveling and Trekking with a Toddler

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Suggested donation/members free

Educator, photographer, and technologist AJ Barse will share stories, philosophy, and photography from his experiences traveling the Pacific Northwest, Japan, and Europe. Though the pandemic stopped international travel, it increased his local explorations. He will share his insights as a father teaching his now 5 year old the value of travel and exploration through "adventure school" in the Pacific Northwest. Co-presented by Bellingham Parks & Recreation. $5 suggested donation/members free In-person programs have distanced seating on a first come, first…

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Audubon: Reproductive Ecology of the White-Headed Woodpecker in Washington’s Ponderosa Pine Forests

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Suggested donation/members free
Man with a woodpecker resting on his hand

In Washington, the White-headed Woodpecker is listed as a species of  concern due to its association with old-growth ponderosa pine forests. Although White-headed Woodpeckers have recently been documented inhabiting early to mid-seral managed forests, information is limited regarding their reproductive success and general ecology in these forests. For the last 18 years, Jeff Kozma, wildlife biologist for the Yakama Nation, has been studying the ecology of White-headed Woodpeckers in managed ponderosa pine forests of the eastern Cascades. Jeff will present…

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Docent-led Tour of Up Close & Personal

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until January 22, 2022

One event on February 5, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 24, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Included with admission/Members free
Crowd of people in masks stand around a docent in the gallery of Up Close & Personal

Take a docent-guided tour of Up Close & Personal: The Body in Contemporary Art. Gain in-depth insights and knowledge about some of the 60 artists featured. Their works offer compelling portrayals of the figure and point toward countless possibilities for identity, human connection, and understanding. Docents will discuss the techniques and processes utilized by artists, focusing on specific works in the exhibition. Each tour can accommodate 8 people, begins in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building, and lasts one hour.…

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