In an effort to address the gender gap n the emergency medical services and fire departments, six agencies from around the county have come together to host the first Whatcom County Future Women in EMS & Fire Workshop this weekend.
Every library in the Whatcom County Library System has at least one book club. But did you know that the Lynden Public Library has the most in the county, with three in-person book clubs and a countywide club held over Zoom for anyone to join?
The City of Bellingham is in the discovery phase of updating its Bicycle Master Plan, with the aim to increase safety and improve existing infrastructure to make cycling more accessible.
Bellingham’s largest beer festival, April Brews Day, brings over 4,000 people to the area to enjoy brews from the Pacific Northwest. This year, the one-day festival is being held on April 29. This is the first time the festival has taken place since 2019. Throughout the years, April Brews Day has continued to grow. Katie Gray, the event planner, said they are expecting around 5,000 attendees, 50 breweries and food vendors this year. There will be gluten-free, vegan and non-alcoholic options available. The event is for ages 21 and over and dogs are not allowed.
Fishing in Whatcom County provides almost 2,000 jobs and millions in revenue, according to Choose Whatcom. But employment rates in the fishing industry are not nearly as high as they used to be.
There are dozens of silos on the short drive to transport milk from Twin Brook dairy cows to the artisan cheese producers at Twin Sisters Creamery. Grassy fields roll by, and seven, eight, nine vertical stacks are visible on Ferndale's horizon all at once.
Tulips are in bloom and the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is here to celebrate. Throughout the month of April, visitors can enjoy the beauty of the tulips and attend a variety of events.
Since the first Earth Day in 1970, events around environmental protection have evolved. Originally, more than 20 million participants were involved — to some degree — in protests, marches and other events across the nation, fighting to create political change.
The latest exhibit at the Whatcom Museum showcases one of Japan’s many textile-dyeing methods for the public to view until June 11. “Katazome Today: Migrations of a Japanese Art” features works from nine different artists across the world, including Japan, Germany, Australia and right here on the West Coast.
Meet Me in The Sticks, a rail jam-style event, will take place Saturday, April 15 at Mt. Baker Ski Area. Organizers of the event are aiming to cater to all abilities in this upcoming rail jam.
Two exhibitions, “Pareidolia” and “Teacher/Scholar/Artist,” will run concurrently until May 6 at the Western Gallery, located on Western Washington University’s campus. This is the first showing of “Pareidolia,” while “Teacher/Scholar/Artist” is the most recent of the biennial exhibitions that showcase Western faculty art.