Community calendar of October 14, 2021 | Community

Roundtable on New Law Enforcement Reforms

The October 27 noon meeting of the Bellingham City Club focuses on new laws demanding changes in several law enforcement practices by providing guardrails to protect both public safety and the rights of citizens of all horizons.

Some, however, have interpreted the reforms as limiting when an agent can react, stop and / or use force.

Register now for the 90 minute online presentation that takes place via Zoom.

Speakers are Senator Jamie Pedersen (43rd Legislative District, Seattle; Chairman of the Senate Law and Justice Committee), Steve Strachan (Executive Director, Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs), Nickolaus Lewis (member of the Lummi Indian Business Council ) and Jessica Shook (president of the Washington Association of Designated Crisis Responders).

The mission of the Bellingham City Club is to inform, connect and engage our community to strengthen the civic health of our region.

Membership is open to all who support our mission and involves modest annual dues to pay for speaker expenses and support operations.

White Cane Safety Awareness Day Community Forum

Join us on Zoom for the White Cane Safety Awareness Day Community Forum from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, October 15.

Join us for White Cane Information and History with Safety Awareness and Etiquette to use when meeting someone with a White Cane or Guide Dog in the community.

Panelists from the Washington Council of the Blind will be available to provide information and answer questions.

Join the Whatcom Housing Alliance for Whatcom Housing Week 2021.

From October 18-22, there will be a range of virtual events that raise awareness and support innovative housing solutions to create safe, equitable and affordable housing for all.

Newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease? You’re not alone. Get involved with the local Parkinson’s community which meets at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Lynden Community Center.

Call Virgi Diephuis at 360-354-1137 or Tina Navis at 360-510-8024 for more information.

Free, short-term online course in sustainable landscaping

Washington State University’s Whatcom County Extension offers a free online short course in sustainable landscaping from noon to 2 p.m. on Fridays from Oct. 15 through Nov. 5.

This short online course, called Gardening Green, will help Whatcom County residents create beautiful gardens that require less water and little or no fertilizer or pesticides, while nourishing the soil and helping to grow. keep our lakes, rivers and other waters clean.

Participants will receive worksheets, helpful videos and online resources that they can use to implement the principles of sustainable landscaping in their own gardens, whether they are creating a new landscape from scratch or improving. an existing garden.

To learn more or to register, contact Cheryl Lovato Niles at 360-778-5812 or [email protected]

Parkinson’s support group

A newly organized support group for people with Parkinson’s disease will meet on the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St.

Call Virgi Diephuis at 360-354-1137 from Tina Navis at 360-510-8024.

Anyone with Parkinson’s disease or Parkinson’s caregivers are welcome.

Lynden Lions Veterans Dinner

The Lynden Lions Veterans Dinner is scheduled for November 11 at 6 p.m. at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover Street. Planning a full turkey dinner for 225 guests.

Veterans are our guests, all others are asked for a donation of $ 8 per person. We are planning a guest speaker from our military and special music or entertainment.

This will be the 23rd year of the Lynden Lions and we always appreciate the joint efforts and partnership with the Lynden Community Center.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, staff at the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) have selected Erica Bauermeister’s memoir, House Lessons: Renovating a Life for its third annual Read & Share program, until November 3.

House Lessons is a memoir in which Bauermeister tells the story of his family’s hopeful renovation of an abandoned historic house in Port Townsend, Washington. It’s also a moving exploration of how spaces affect us and the value of building something that lasts. .

In addition to author events and a two-day memoir-writing workshop led by Bauermeister, WCLS staff will also run community programs that examine the concept of home and how we connect with others through spaces. shared. All programs are online.

Bereavement support group

Grievance Share Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays through November 20 in the Corner at North County Christ the King Church, 1816 18th St., Lynden.

Grief Share is a support group where you will find a warm and caring environment of people who accompany you on your journey through grief, towards healing and hope for the future.

Cloud Mountain Farm Center Farm Stand

Discover farm-fresh produce and meet the people who grew them at the Cloud Mountain Farm Center’s incubator farm stand.

Farm Stand is open Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 5979 Lawrence Road, Everson.

The historic Lynden Cemetery “A Walk Back in Time” tours have resumed. They are at 11 a.m. on Saturdays on the south side of Front Street at Guide Meridian Road.

Learn about the pioneer families and the cemetery’s unique anecdotes. Free, no reservation necessary.

Details: 360-354-3675. Tours of Greenwood Cemetery, 605 E. Wiser Lake Road, take place at 1 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month.

“Ephemeral Faces” at Allied Arts

Allied Arts of Whatcom County invites you to explore its October exhibit, “Fleeting Faces”.

This episode features a variety of interesting and unique pieces from Frank Frazee, Susan Cohen Raphael, Jan Murphy, and Ken Wiener. The tone of “Fleeting Faces” is humanity, emotion and the spaces in which people inhabit.

Allied Arts is a non-profit gallery. Proceeds from sales are used to support the arts in the community.

Allied Arts is located at 1478 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham.

“Paintings of my life” at the Syre gallery

Galerie Syre is proud to announce the extension of the solo exhibition “Paintings of My Life” by Beth Anna Margolis until February 23, 2022. The exhibition presents a selection of over 60 works including originals and beautiful reproductions Giclée print, as well as his new published book.

On this occasion, the Gallery will organize a Meet & Greet with the artist on October 23 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Hot cider and snacks will be served. Masks will be available for everyone.

Beth Anna Margolis is a painter and poet who has been creating art for many years. His art is colorful, energetic and inspired by his love for nature. The artwork and the book provide an incredible insight into Beth Anna’s worldview, nourished by her personal experiences and creative insight.

Presenting this permanent collection of his paintings as well as the presentation of his new book with the eponymous title “Paintings of My Life”, the Syre gallery aims to open and share the history of Margolis.

There are many elements to Beth Anna’s pastel drawings that speak to her personality – bright colors, elements of nature, and inventive patterns are just a few of them.

Trees and leaves, shades of green and yellow meet his vision which complements his prolific art. His lines are expressive and full of movement, making his subjects really always interesting and alive.

At the same time, Galerie Syre will present the exhibition “In Dialogue” with a selection of new and existing paintings and drawings by David Syre.

The exhibition aims to initiate a conversation on pressing contemporary topics and highlights the parallels between the artistic practice of Syre and Margolis.

The Northwest Oktoberfest is back

Oktoberfest Northwest, the three-day Munich-style Oktoberfest celebration with German beer, delicious food and live entertainment is back for 2021, Friday through Sunday October 8-10 at Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.

Oktoberfest Northwest invites families to enjoy the authentic spirit of Oktoberfest with activities for kids of all ages until 6:00 p.m. daily including arts and crafts, traditional Maypole dances , costume contests and more.

Take your dirndl or lederhosen out of the closet and get ready for an amazing weekend of Oktoberfest fun in 2021.

Rain or shine, Oktoberfest Northwest will take place.

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