Loading Events

Past Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

February 2022

Rena Priest – Poet Laureate

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Live Video Meeting
Free
Rena Priest

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS LIVE VIDEO EVENT: https://wcls.libcal.com/event/8358191 You will be emailed a link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the event. Join Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest for a poetry reading focused on the themes in this year's Whatcom READS selection, Greenwood.

Find out more »

CANCELLED: Intersectional Environmentalism: The Key to Fighting Racism and Climate Change

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Live Video Meeting
Free
Emily Pinkney

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS LIVE VIDEO EVENT: https://wcls.libcal.com/event/8414465 You will be emailed a link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the event. Shu-Ling Zhao, co-founder of Whatcom County’s Racial Equity Commission, will interview Washington ecologist Emily Pinckney. Communities of color and low-income communities have carried the heaviest burden of environmental injustice, but the environmental movement has excluded these communities from the conversation—from science policy to outdoor recreation. Environmentalism is white and some of the outcomes have been white…

Find out more »

Introduction to Forest Bathing

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

THE WAITING LIST FOR THIS EVENT IS FULL Join April Claxton, Among the Trees pnw, for an intro to Forest Bathing. This is a slow walk with guided exercises using our sense to connect to the forest. Most of our time together will be spent in silence. Event details will be sent to registered participants.

Find out more »

A Million More Trees for Whatcom County? YES!

February 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom Live Video Meeting
Free
Whatcom Million Trees Project

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS LIVE VIDEO EVENT: https://wcls.libcal.com/event/8427104 You will be emailed a link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the event. Learn the who, what, where, when, why and how of Whatcom Million Trees Project exciting initiatives in the County to plant one-million trees over the next five years. An interactive Q&A webinar with Executive Director Michael Feerer.

Find out more »

Introduction to Forest Bathing

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

THE WAITING LIST FOR THIS EVENT IS FULL Join April Claxton, Among the Trees pnw, for an intro to Forest Bathing. This is a slow walk with guided exercises using our sense to connect to the forest. Most of our time together will be spent in silence. Event details will be sent to registered participants.

Find out more »

Whatcom WRITES Authors’ Reading (In-Person)

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Village Books Fairhaven, 1200 11th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
+ Google Map
Free
Whatcom Writes! One book together.

Hear authors from the Whatcom WRITES contest read their submissions to the latest anthology. The theme for 2022 is INTERCONNECTEDNESS, drawn from Michael Christie’s novel, Greenwood. The anthology will also include an original piece from Greenwood author Michael Christie. Spaces are limited and PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED so reserve your spot today! COVID protocol for our in-person events requires masks for all attendees and proof of full vaccination upon arrival to the Readings Gallery. Thank you for your cooperation. REGISTER HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT

Find out more »

The Woodstock Farm Story — and its Fruitful Future

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom Live Video Meeting
Free
Ariel view of Woodstock Farm

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS LIVE VIDEO EVENT: https://wcls.libcal.com/event/8427074 You will be emailed a link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the event. Discover the storied history of this wonderful 16-acre City waterfront park near the Chuckanuts, and its orchard planting in-progress that will enhance local food resiliency while keeping the historic character of this special site.

Find out more »

Whatcom WRITES Authors’ Reading (Virtual)

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom Live Video Meeting
Free
Whatcom Writes! One book together.

Join us on Zoom to hear authors from the Whatcom WRITES contest read their submissions to the latest anthology. The theme for 2022 is INTERCONNECTEDNESS, drawn from Michael Christie’s novel, Greenwood. The anthology will also include an original piece from Greenwood author Michael Christie. CLICK HERE TO ATTEND

Find out more »

March 2022

Allied Arts Art Challenge

March 1 - March 2
Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
+ Google Map
Free

The Art Challenge offers artists of all ages and experience levels an opportunity to explore themes related to this year’s Whatcom READS title and present their work for public display. Presented in collaboration with Allied Arts of Whatcom County. How to Participate Read the book Greenwood by Michael Christie. Books are available to borrow at any Bellingham and Whatcom County Library or for purchase at Village Books. Create an art piece inspired by the book. Bring this submission form with your work on Tuesday…

Find out more »

Michael Christie: Book Discussion with the Author – In Person

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy
Deming, WA 98244 United States
+ Google Map
Free
Greenwood by Michael Christie

WCLS Collection Development Librarian Emma Radosevich will lead this lively discussion of the book. Audience questions are welcome! PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR THIS IN-PERSON EVENT Space is limited; registration and masks are required to attend this free in-person program. Subject to change. Registration required. Registration will enable us to update participants if event details change. It also helps us to meet venue guidelines for in-person events. Thank you.

Find out more »

Chuckanut Radio Hour with Michael Christie – In Person

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bellewood Farms, 6140 Guide Meridian Rd
Lynden, WA 98264 United States
+ Google Map
The Chuckanut Radio Hour

PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR THIS LIVE EVENT. Join us at Bellewood Acres for an evening of music, comedy, poetry, libations, and an conversation with Michael Christie! He will be interviewed by Michael Feerer, Executive Director of the Whatcom Million Trees Project.  Devin Champlin is the featured musical guest. Space is limited. Guests must wear a mask, provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours, and present matching photo ID. Event will also be livestreamed on Village…

Find out more »

The Art and Craft of Writing – In Person

March 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Western Washington University Wilson Library Reading Room, 516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
+ Google Map
Free
Greenwood by Michael Christie

Gain insight into the writing process as author Michael Christie discusses the art and craft of writing. Western Washington University’s Wilson Library Reading Room PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR THIS "IN PERSON" EVENT Space is limited; registration is required for this free event. Guests must wear a mask, provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours, and present matching photo ID. NOTE: Subject to change. Registration required. Registration will enable us to update participants if event details…

Find out more »

An Evening with Michael Christie – In Person

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mount Baker Theatre, 104 North Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
+ Google Map
Free
Greenwood by Michael Christie

Spend a fascinating evening with the author as he describes how he conceived and wrote Greenwood. The evening culminates with the announcement of the Whatcom READS 2023 book selection. Free tickets are required for entry, and can be ordered through Mount Baker Theatre  at mountbakertheatre.com/online/article/whatcomreads. Capacity for this event is limited, with seating available only in separated pairs. All attendees must wear a mask, provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event, and…

Find out more »

A Conversation with Michael Christie – ONLINE ONLY

March 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Greenwood by Michael Christie

PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR THIS LIVE VIDEO EVENT: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pV9iX9G3Tn6yMSQOSawq4Q Whatcom READS 2022 wraps up with a free-ranging conversation between author Michael Christie and Village Books co-owner Kelly Evert.  

Find out more »
+ Export Events