Co-op Calendar

Learn about the Healthy Connection classes, events, and meetings happening at the Co-op. This calendar does not indicate room availability. To inquire about booking one of our community rooms, contact Kris at krisb@communityfood.coop or 360-734-8158, ext. 257.

For class or event details, click on title. To register for a class, follow the link at the bottom of the description for that class. Direct all inquiries regarding classes to Kevin at kevinm@communityfood.coop.

January 2014
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Bellingham Laughter Club

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Sun, 01/5

Enjoy the vital experience of joyful social laughter. Everyone welcome! For info, call Mary Lou Richardson (360)734-4989

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Third Thursday Local Music Series: Quinton Rundell

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Thu, 01/16

In the Downtown store deli
Free
Two years ago, young local artist Quinton Rundell delivered a wonderful performance to a full house at the Co-op, and we are delighted to have him back. Quinton says, “I’ve come a long way since the last time I played at the Co-op, in my opinion. I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to play here again and present everything I have accomplished. As a solo guitarist, guided by bluesy vocals, I’m here to give you the intensity of a full orchestra in six simple strings. Metaphorically speaking, of course.”

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Community Shopping Day to benefit Growing Veterans

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Sat, 01/18

Representatives in both stores from 1 to 4 pm. Two percent of today's total sales will be donated to the organization.

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16th annual MLK Jr. Open Mic and Poetry Reading

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Mon, 01/20

Everyone is invited to share a poem or song focusing on diversity, human rights, or related issues. (Five minute presentation limit.)
In the Downtown store deli.
Emcee Kevin Murphy.

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Author reading--Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us about Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth

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Tue, 01/28

Free event at Village Books.

Taking the locavore movement to heart, bestselling author and social innovator Vicki Robin pledged for one month to eat only food sourced within a 10-mile radius of her home on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, Washington. Her sustainable diet not only brings to light society's unhealthy dependency on mass-produced, prepackaged foods but also helps her reconnect with her body and her environment.

Robin has been at the forefront of the sustainable living movement. She has received awards from Co-op America and Sustainable Northwest and was profiled in Utne Magazine's book Visionaries: People and Ideas to Change Your Life. She lives on Whidbey Island in Washington.

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Dining with the Directors Forum–Renewing the Downtown Co-op Experience

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Thu, 01/30

Thursday, January 30, 6 to 8 pm
YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. 
EVENT IS FULL - NO MORE RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED - NO WALK-INS

The Co-op Board of Directors is looking forward to meeting with member-owners to discuss the plans for expansion and improvements at the Downtown store. We’ll hear from Co-op General Manager Jim Ashby and Architect Neil McCarthy about the plans to expand the deli, ease the parking pressure downtown, and improve the shopping experience in general. Following the presentation, member-owners will have a chance to share what they think of the plans so far, and to imagine how to make our “Co-op corner” a vibrant community hub.

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Events in January 2014

  • Wed, 01/1

    N/A

    Both stores open at 10 am.

  • Sun, 01/5

    Bellingham Laughter Club

    Enjoy the vital experience of joyful social laughter. Everyone welcome! For info, call Mary Lou Richardson (360)734-4989

  • Thu, 01/16

    Third Thursday Local Music Series: Quinton Rundell

    In the Downtown store deli
    Free
    Two years ago, young local artist Quinton Rundell delivered a wonderful performance to a full house at the Co-op, and we are delighted to have him back. Quinton says, “I’ve come a long way since the last time I played at the Co-op, in my opinion. I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to play here again and present everything I have accomplished. As a solo guitarist, guided by bluesy vocals, I’m here to give you the intensity of a full orchestra in six simple strings. Metaphorically speaking, of course.”

  • Sat, 01/18

    Community Shopping Day to benefit Growing Veterans

    Representatives in both stores from 1 to 4 pm. Two percent of today's total sales will be donated to the organization.

  • Mon, 01/20

    16th annual MLK Jr. Open Mic and Poetry Reading

    Everyone is invited to share a poem or song focusing on diversity, human rights, or related issues. (Five minute presentation limit.)
    In the Downtown store deli.
    Emcee Kevin Murphy.

  • Tue, 01/28

    Author reading--Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us about Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth

    Free event at Village Books.

    Taking the locavore movement to heart, bestselling author and social innovator Vicki Robin pledged for one month to eat only food sourced within a 10-mile radius of her home on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, Washington. Her sustainable diet not only brings to light society's unhealthy dependency on mass-produced, prepackaged foods but also helps her reconnect with her body and her environment.

    Robin has been at the forefront of the sustainable living movement. She has received awards from Co-op America and Sustainable Northwest and was profiled in Utne Magazine's book Visionaries: People and Ideas to Change Your Life. She lives on Whidbey Island in Washington.

  • Thu, 01/30

    Dining with the Directors Forum–Renewing the Downtown Co-op Experience

    Thursday, January 30, 6 to 8 pm
    YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. 
    EVENT IS FULL - NO MORE RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED - NO WALK-INS

    The Co-op Board of Directors is looking forward to meeting with member-owners to discuss the plans for expansion and improvements at the Downtown store. We’ll hear from Co-op General Manager Jim Ashby and Architect Neil McCarthy about the plans to expand the deli, ease the parking pressure downtown, and improve the shopping experience in general. Following the presentation, member-owners will have a chance to share what they think of the plans so far, and to imagine how to make our “Co-op corner” a vibrant community hub.

Downtown Co-op • Map • 1220 N. Forest St. at Holly St • Store: 7 am to 10 pm • Deli: 7 am to 9 pm
Cordata Co-op • Map • 315 Westerly at Cordata Pkwy • Store: 7 am to 9 pm • Deli: 7 am to 9 pm
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