Co-op Calendar

Learn about the Healthy Connection classes, events, and meetings happening at the Co-op. Click on the description for more details. To register for a class, follow the link at the bottom of that class’s description.

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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The Year of Eating Fabulously with Karina Davidson

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Tue, 01/21

Set the tone for the new year, and bounce back from overly rich and/or sugar-laden holiday eating with wholesome real food—but without sacrificing taste or comfort! Karina cooks turkey and black bean chili; butternut squash, black kale and chicken stew; and baked falafel with quinoa tabouli. A veggie salad with vinaigrette and a medley of roasted vegetables round out the menu.  All recipes are naturally gluten-free. A $7 wine option is payable at class.

Downtown Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200  or follow the link below to the WCC website) • $39

The Year of Eating Fabulously with Karina Davidson

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Cardiovascular Health with Jim Ehmke, CN

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Wed, 01/22

Jim Ehmke provides a detailed overview of cardiovascular health. Go beyond cholesterol to understand the real causes of heart disease, of which cholesterol is only one aspect. Get useful tips on the role of exercise, diet, and stress as we discuss blood pressure, the bacterial link to plaque in arteries, antioxidants, and more.

Jim Ehmke is a Certified Nutritionist. He has been exploring and practicing a wide range of alternative healing modalities since the 1970s.

Cordata Co-op • register at Co-op • $5

Cardiovascular Health with Jim Ehmke, CN

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Year of the Green Horse with Robert Fong

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Thu, 01/23

Ring in the Chinese New Year in style with Chef Fong as he serves roast duck, sizzling shrimp, and lo han jai--a Buddhist vegetarian dish with mushrooms, red dates, lotus root, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, dried tofu, mung bean noodles and cabbage. An $8 wine option is payable at class.

Downtown Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200, or follow the link below to the WCC website) • $49

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Integrative Cancer Support with Maria Putney, ND

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Tue, 01/28

Dr. Putney will talk about ways to improve your immune system and nutrition while you are being treated for cancer. We’ll discuss how to safely reduce side effects from chemotherapy and radiation using intravenous therapy, clinical nutrition, and naturopathic medicine.   Learn how you can fight cancer with diet and lifestyle changes, and stay in remission.

Maria Putney, MPH, ND, is a naturopathic physician, in practice in Bellingham. She specializes in integrated medicine in the treatment of cancer.

Downtown Co-op • register at Co-op • free event

Integrative Cancer Support with Maria Putney, ND

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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Make Your Own Hard Cheese with Mark Solomon

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Sat, 02/1

Mark Solomon of Seattle teaches how to make cheddar and gouda--two great cheeses that provide a window into the production of many hard cheeses. We'll talk about cheese chemistry, equipment, starter cultures, and more. We'll also taste and evaluate the featured cheeses.

Cordata Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200) • $55


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, 01/21

    The Year of Eating Fabulously with Karina Davidson

    Set the tone for the new year, and bounce back from overly rich and/or sugar-laden holiday eating with wholesome real food—but without sacrificing taste or comfort! Karina cooks turkey and black bean chili; butternut squash, black kale and chicken stew; and baked falafel with quinoa tabouli. A veggie salad with vinaigrette and a medley of roasted vegetables round out the menu.  All recipes are naturally gluten-free. A $7 wine option is payable at class.

    Downtown Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200  or follow the link below to the WCC website) • $39

    The Year of Eating Fabulously with Karina Davidson

  • Wed, 01/22

    Cardiovascular Health with Jim Ehmke, CN

    Jim Ehmke provides a detailed overview of cardiovascular health. Go beyond cholesterol to understand the real causes of heart disease, of which cholesterol is only one aspect. Get useful tips on the role of exercise, diet, and stress as we discuss blood pressure, the bacterial link to plaque in arteries, antioxidants, and more.

    Jim Ehmke is a Certified Nutritionist. He has been exploring and practicing a wide range of alternative healing modalities since the 1970s.

    Cordata Co-op • register at Co-op • $5

    Cardiovascular Health with Jim Ehmke, CN

  • Thu, 01/23

    Year of the Green Horse with Robert Fong

    Ring in the Chinese New Year in style with Chef Fong as he serves roast duck, sizzling shrimp, and lo han jai--a Buddhist vegetarian dish with mushrooms, red dates, lotus root, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, dried tofu, mung bean noodles and cabbage. An $8 wine option is payable at class.

    Downtown Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200, or follow the link below to the WCC website) • $49

  • Tue, 01/28

    Integrative Cancer Support with Maria Putney, ND

    Dr. Putney will talk about ways to improve your immune system and nutrition while you are being treated for cancer. We’ll discuss how to safely reduce side effects from chemotherapy and radiation using intravenous therapy, clinical nutrition, and naturopathic medicine.   Learn how you can fight cancer with diet and lifestyle changes, and stay in remission.

    Maria Putney, MPH, ND, is a naturopathic physician, in practice in Bellingham. She specializes in integrated medicine in the treatment of cancer.

    Downtown Co-op • register at Co-op • free event

    Integrative Cancer Support with Maria Putney, ND

    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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