Chalk Festival; E. Park Concerts; Live Music; Radio Free Fl!p

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The Columbia Neighborhood Chalk Festival will happen again on July 4 this year. I have chalk for you when you put yourself on the neighborhood map. We have about 20 sign-ups so far. Last year we had almost 200. Y’all come!

Here are the Chalk Talks recorded by Marla Bronstein for last year’s Chalk Festival!

The Chalk Festival is sponsored by the Eldridge Society for History & Preservation, and the Columbia Neighborhood Association.


Elizabeth Park Summer Concerts

Live music concerts will return this summer on Thursday evenings!

Starting in early July, The Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series will feature some of the best local and fan-favorite musicians and bands for your listening pleasure. The concert series is brought to you by The Eldridge Society for History and Preservation and Bellingham Parks and Recreation.

Due to COVID-19 concert attendance will be limited using guidance from the State of WA and the Department of Health. More information can be found on the Eldridge Society Facebook page @Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series – Bellingham, WA

Concerts start at 6 pm.

​Elizabeth Park Summer 2021 Music Lineup

​Band ​Date
​Cheryl Hodge, Jazz Blues Trio July 1
Pacific Twang, Country, Swamp Rock, and American Band July 8
Free Harmony, Classic folk-rock harmonies July 15
High Mountain String Band, Bellingham based Progressive Bluegrass Band July 22
Tracy Spring and Jezebel’s Mother, Rootsy – bluesy – lively – lovely ​July 29
D’vas and Dudes, Country folk, Rock, Blues, and Boogie Woogie
August 5
​​4TENS Band, Fun Classic Rock Party Music ​August 12
The Sweet Goodbyes, Folk/Pop ​August 19
CraigO’s Planet Groove, Grateful Dead meets New Orleans Funk ​August 26
bandZandt, The County’s Happiest Rock Band ​September 2


It looks like BRYAN BOWERS will be playing at Boundary Bay Brewery later this summer, as a proper concert, out in the garden.

MCKAIN LAKEY will play a house concert on June 30 (soon!). Once again, outdoors. Contact for reservations (required, and limited).

I (Fl!p) have been invited to play one of Robert Blake’s Kitchen Table concerts, on Sunday July 11, both online & for a small live audience, outdoors. Check with me if you’re interested.


Lydia could use a couple more freezers and has room in her storage area. She’s a key Outreacher. If you have an extra freezer, please let me know. It would be great to have more cold storage. My front porch and cooler chests don’t work in the summertime. We also need fresh cooks, financial donations, and water. Please donate water (you can drop it at my house) and also empty or full gallon jugs with tight fitting lids. Even old milk jugs can be used for water to wash with.



Just after Jim Henson died.

Thanks! And Happy Solstice…


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