First Park Concert! Forum: Bellingham Police; Masks Work; Juneteenth; Chalkaholic; More; Music: Choir Of The Salish Sea

CONTENTS 6/17/2020
Elizabeth Park First Concert!
Forum: Bellingham Police
Masks Work: Missouri Hair Salon
Juneteenth Events
    Library Webcast Tonight (Now!)
    Children Of The Civil Rights Film
Chalkaholic
Tootling Tutors
Lawnmowers For Social Action
Looking To Buy A Home
Music: Choir Of The Salish Sea

ELIZABETH PARK CONCERTS START THIS WEEK!
Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Free

The concerts are a mix of Live and pre-recorded performances and will be live-streamed on the Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series Facebook page. You won’t need to have Facebook to watch it there. If you do have a Facebook account, think about hosting your own “watch party.”

https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethParkSummerConcerts/

Or, you can listen to the livestream broadcast on KMRE-FM 102.3, every Thursday 6 – 8 PM from June 18 until August 20.

https://www.kmre.org/listen/

This week’s band:  FREE HARMONY
Thursday, June 18,  6:00 – 8:00 PM Free
Classic folk-rock harmonies

FORUM: BELLINGHAM POLICE

June 24

In view of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody and other recent events, a racial justice working group of Bellingham Friends Meeting (Quakers) will host a public online forum 7-9 p.m. June 24.

Our diverse panelists will discuss their perspectives on police violence, and next steps we can take as a community to nurture racial justice in Bellingham and Whatcom County. The scope of the discussion will address both practices (such as how individual law enforcement officers deal with a specific incident) and our broader priorities and goals as a community.

The link to join this public forum on Zoom is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89368508587

The panelists are:

  • • County Executive Satpal Sidhu;
  • • Rosalinda Guillén of Community to Community;
  • • Bellingham Deputy Police Chief Flo Simon;
  • • Shirley Williams of White Swan Environmental and the Lummi Nation; and
  • • Black entrepreneur Jonathan Randolph of Bellingham.

This panel brings together people with a wide variety of life experiences and professional expertise, which we hope will lead to a lively and collaborative exchange.

J Lee Cook from the Bellingham Friends Meeting will moderate the event, which will include presentations from each panelist, followed by discussion among the panelists, and then an opportunity for comments and questions from the audience to the panel.

Bellingham Quakers’ goal is to foster creative collaboration. We can find our way forward to transforming our society—starting right here at home.

MASKS WORK: MISSOURI HAIR SALON

Here is real-world evidence that masks work. Two hair-dressers in Missouri, who turned out to have COVID, exposed 140 customers over a week and a half’s time. Both hairdressers and every one of their customers wore masks. Plus another 200-300 customers who were in the shop, but not in those worker’s chairs. Testing has turned up no further cases. Having everyone wear masks for safety just got a big boost.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/06/17/masks-salons-missouri/

JUNETEENTH EVENTS

LIBRARY WEBCAST

Today, Wednesday June 17 at 7 PM (Now!)

Juneteenth: Ijeoma Oluo and Ahamefule Oluo in conversation sponsored by the King County Library System in a live webcast in celebration of Juneteenth, Black joy, liberation, and creativity.

A recorded version of this event will be available on the KCLS YouTube Channel and in our podcast feed for the show The Desk Set. The video and podcast show notes will feature captions and a transcript respectively.

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/juneteenth-ijeoma-oluo/register

CHILDREN OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS FILM

June 19th is Freedom Day, the day when, in 1865, the last of America’s enslaved were emancipated.  In recognition of this day and current events surrounding Black Lives Matter, CASCADIA is presenting a free, online screening of the documentary, “Children of the Civil Rights,’ directed by Julia Clifford. 

The documentary is the story of strength of a group of young kids who, for six years, went into restaurants and asked for service. It never got violent, it never made national news but these kids desegregated every restaurant in Oklahoma City except one before the 1964 Civil Rights Act was made into law. Children of the Civil Rights shares their six year odyssey to freedom.  Watch the trailer here.

The film is free of charge thanks to Clifford, now a CASCADIA Board Member. You may access the film online from Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 22 by clicking this link and inserting the password:  civil1958  

Watch it whenever you’d like during the three days. Learn more about the film here

Four of the “children,” now adults, in the film join filmmaker Clifford in a recorded discussion available starting Friday, June 19th, on CASCADIA’s website and Facebook page. Tamika Lamison, program director of the Commercial Directors Diversity Program based in Los Angeles will lead the conversation.

Donations to Cascadia support the work of the festival to promote the stories women directors throughout the world tell through the media of film.

CHALKAHOLIC

Haggens just got in 18 boxes of colored chalk – 20 sticks to a box @ $3.99.  I have chalk here. Sign up at columbianeighborhood.org/chalk. Twenty households already have, and I am so grateful!

TOOTLING TUTORS

I have two beginners books on playing the recorder. One is the“ Usborne Book of easy recorder tunes” and the other is titled “Basic recorder lessons for soprano or tenor.“    If you want them or personally know anyone that would want them, please text  (360-920- 5518).Thank you. ~ Jana Williams, Walnut Street

LAWNMOWERS FOR SOCIAL ACTION

Well, we definitely have some interest in our small engine repair for social action initiative – thanks for providing the platform & spreading the word!  The boys have repaired 3 lawnmowers including my old one! I wish I hadn’t just bought a new one :). We would like to offer these back to the neighborhood – the 2 with bags $85 a piece and the mower without a bag $50. All proceeds going a positive social cause – we aren’t taking a dime and are even donating the cost of the parts for the repair(s). Best, ~ Isaac Blum on Elizabeth St

LOOKING TO BUY A HOME

I grew up in Bow, WA and after some time moving around, remain in love with the offerings of the PNW and Bellingham. I am ready to move from my Fairhaven condo into a house and  in my search, it feels like your neighborhood is a place in this awesome town I would love to call home for me and my silly, sassy mini-australian shepard.

I attended the University of Washington and have hung on to the 206 area code only for nostalgia’s sake. For 18 years I have directed the Chuckanut 50k. I am a professional ultra-distance trail runner, and a part of my creative career includes putting on this annual community event. In my personal training for these long distances, I love having access to beautiful trails that weave through this town and into the surrounding hills. In addition to coaching athletes, writing and public speaking, I am a member of the Recreation Northwest Board. I love the community here!

I am ideally looking for a 2 bedroom, 1-2 bath home with space for a little garden and lots of windows to let in the light/sun. I need a spot to park my travel companion, a 2014 Sprinter van. I love character in a home and am not afraid of projects, but ideally livable while working on the space. Bonuses are a porch to chat with neighbors, a fenced area for the pup, and bike access to town.  Krissy@krissymoehl.com

Krissy is a great asset to the local community! Please consider her if you are thinking about selling your home.  From Meg Lelonek, Victor Street

CHOIR OF THE SALISH SEA

Saturday, June 13, 2020, 7:00 PM Free

one-hour Big Rock Garden [Virtual] Concert: This specially-curated and professionally edited multi-media film will transport you along the garden path. As you turn a flower-draped corner, Swell, a curved aluminum sculpture, floats ahead of you between two majestic fir trees. Adam and Eve pose shamelessly among blooming rhododendrons. Unity, a monolithic granite figure, presides over a dappled glade.

Throughout your stroll, you unwind to recordings of powerful selections like “Glory” from the movie Selma, “The Prayer of the Children,” and Dirait-on,” a choir and audience favorite. Popular numbers include “Cool Water,” “Big Rock Candy Mountain,” and “Bring Me Little Water, Sylvie.”

Perhaps the most eagerly awaited song in the broadcast is a virtual choir of 60 voices called Whatcom Sings!, performing the Appalachian folk hymn “Bright Morning Stars.” Singers from throughout Whatcom County submitted videos of themselves singing from home.  Their voices were then layered with tracks by soloists Ibidunni Ojikutu, JP Falcon Grady, Andy Marshall and Thunderbirds Raised Her (aka The Jefferson Sisters) by local master filmmaker Mark Nichols.

Throughout your stroll, you unwind to recordings of powerful selections like “Glory” from the movie Selma, “The Prayer of the Children,” and Dirait-on,” a choir and audience favorite. Popular numbers include “Cool Water,” “Big Rock Candy Mountain,” and “Bring Me Little Water, Sylvie.”

Perhaps the most eagerly awaited song in the broadcast is a virtual choir of 60 voices called Whatcom Sings!, performing the Appalachian folk hymn “Bright Morning Stars.” Singers from throughout Whatcom County submitted videos of themselves singing from home.  Their voices were then layered with tracks by soloists Ibidunni Ojikutu, JP Falcon Grady, Andy Marshall and Thunderbirds Raised Her (aka The Jefferson Sisters) by local master filmmaker Mark Nichols.

sign in at 7pm on Saturday, June 13 for the livestream premiere of this community-building, multi-media event. After the first showing, the film will remain available on the web, to be watched and shared at your convenience.

https://www.facebook.com/choirofthesalishsea/

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