Events

The Co-op hosts a variety of free events including parties, in-store demos, barbeques, live music, and owner appreciation days. Everyone is welcome to participate. We also support our local community by co-sponsoring events in the community. Check the Co-op calendar for upcoming activities.

 

September 2014
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Board of Directors Meeting

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Wed, 09/10

2nd Wednesday of each month (even months downtown at the Connections Building, odd months at the Cordata store's Roots Room). No meeting in July.

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Fresh and Alive in Five: Level 1 with Sonja Max, MS, RD and Cindy Brooks

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Fri, 09/12

Fresh and Alive in Five: Level 1

with Sonja Max, MS, RD and Cindy Brooks

Five Fridays, Sept.12–Oct. 10, 12–1:30 pm

Experience the benefits of a plant-centered  diet in just five weeks. Increase vitality, lose weight, reduce inflammation and prevent disease. It’s delicious, fun and filling! Nutritionist Sonja Max and life coach Cindy Brooks share what to eat, and how to easily make the shift to a healthier, happier and more sustainable lifestyle. Snacks provided. Visit www.cindyandsonja.com for more information.

Downtown Co-op  • register at Co-op •  $125

Fresh and Alive in Five: Level 1 with Sonja Max, MS, RD and Cindy Brooks

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Third Thursday Eat Local Dinner Theater with Clay Mazing and and his Bee Bones Band

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Thu, 09/18

In the Downtown deli.
Clay Mazing and his Bee Bones Band is teaming up with the Bellingham Circus Community for a special Eat Local Dinner Theater variety show.  Option to purchase a locally sourced Co-op deli dinner special of Honey Balsamic Glazed Chicken topped with lion’s mane mushrooms, fingerling potatoes with purple garlic and mint, and mixed greens and arugula salad.

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Tai Chi for Arthritis with Kelly Hong-Williams

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Fri, 09/19

Fridays, Sept. 19-Nov. 14, 11:30 am -12:30 pm

Kelly Hong-Williams teaches a tai chi program that has been shown to decrease pain, reduce stress, and improve strength, flexibility, and balance for arthritis patients. Each class includes warm-up exercises, study of the form, and a cool-down period. Kelly Hong-Williams is a certified tai chi instructor.

Cordata  Co-op • register at Co-op • $60

Tai Chi for Arthritis with Kelly Hong-Williams

Fresh and Alive, #2

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Fri, 09/19

See Sept. 12 for details

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Community Shopping Day to benefit Common Threads Farm and School Garden Collective

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Sat, 09/20

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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Matrix Energetics with Ralph Havens, PT

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Mon, 09/22

Monday, Sept. 22, 6:30-8 pm

Matrix Energetics is a healing and transformational modality that works in the expression of subtle energy physics. In this class, Ralph Havens introduces this dynamic consciousness technology,  drawing also on the ancient practice of qigong, Integrative Manual Therapy, and other complementary approaches, to help students access  the infinite power of the vacuum, and their own highest potential. Ralph Havens is a Physical Therapist and Certified Matrix Energetics Practitioner.

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

Matrix Energetics with Ralph Havens, PT

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French Bistro Dinner with Karina Davidson

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Tue, 09/23

Karina presents a dinner of the classic bistro dishes at the heart of French cuisine. We begin with two salads—warm lentil salad with shallot vinaigrette and roasted beet salad with Gorgonzola and walnuts. Our main dish will be a luscious coq au vin accompanied by velvety purée de pommes de terre (French mashed potatoes. We’ll finish with an apple and pear gratin for dessert. 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

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Member Affairs Committee Meeting

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Wed, 09/24

Last Wednesday of each month (even months downtown at the Connections Building, odd months at the Cordata store's Roots Room). No meeting in July.

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Vietnamese Floating Market Fare is canceled

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Thu, 09/25

Class canceled--sorry about that.

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Fresh and Alive, #3

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Fri, 09/26

See Sept. 12 for details

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Second annual Hootenanny to Benefit the Co-op Farm Fund

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Sat, 09/27

At the Firehouse Performing Arts Center
in Fairhaven

Celebrate Eat Local Month and support local farms! Event features local food, local musicians, square dance, and raffle!

  • Doors open at 6 pm
  • 6:30 pm: Square dance with some of Bellingham’s best “old timey” musicians, and caller Lisa McAvoy. Join in or enjoy from the sidelines (this was a huge hit last year; beginners and all ages welcome).
  • 7:45 pm: Local farmers share some exciting and innovative projects supported by the Farm Fund.
  • 8:15 pm: A great local band performs.
  • Eat local throughout the night: Homemade Firehouse Café chili; salad from Moondance Farm, Growing Garden and Cloud Mountain Farm; BelleWood Acres cider; beverages; and cornbread from the Co-op (using local non-GMO corn from the Backyard Beans & Grains Project).
  • 9 pm: Announcement of the raffle winners of  great local prizes (bicycle from the Hub Community Bike Shop, gift certificate from Village Books, $50 gift card for the Community Food Co-op)
  • All night long: Browse information about local food and farms.
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Ethiopian Cuisine with Mulu Belay

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Mon, 09/29

Join Mulu Belay of Ambo Ethiopian Cuisine as she makes Ethiopian favorites including spicy chicken stew (doro wat), pumpkin with turmeric, cabbage with turmeric, and, of course, injera,  the sourdough flatbread that accompanies traditional Ethiopian menus

Cordata Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) • $35

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Starting a Co-op: Getting started--organizing the people power

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Tue, 09/30

By creating jobs and meeting the needs of their member-owners, co-ops can serve as a cornerstone of the local economy. Learn in a hands-on class setting from local cooperators about the steps involved in starting a cooperative business, and the benefits of cooperating. Classes can be taken individually or as a series. This Co-op Member Affairs Committee class series is designed to support the creation of various types of co-ops in Whatcom County.

This session is #1: Getting started and organizing the people power

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

Starting a Co-op: Getting started--organizing the people power

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The Blue Foot Chicken with Robert Fong

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Wed, 10/1

Featuring chicken dishes prepared with the highly regarded poulet bleu--bred and raised on Lummi Island at Riley Starks’s Nettles Farm.   Enjoy a “roast-off” with Riley and chef Fong, as they prepare their own style of baked, seared, and seasoned Blue Foot Chicken. A bonus will be Riley’s chicken soup made with his Sulmtaler stewing hens and garden vegetables. An $8 wine option is payable at class.

Cordata Co-op  • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) •  $45

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Gourmet Old-Fashioned Pickles with Bruce Horowitz

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Thu, 10/2

Live food chef Bruce Horowitz teaches how to pickle vegetables using the old-fashioned lacto-fermentation technique that increases probiotic and nutrient content while creating a crunchy, delicious finished product. Students will pickle the vegetables of their choice in a customized herb and spice brine.  Everyone will leave with a quart jar of pickled veggies to ferment and enjoy at home.

Cordata Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) • $35

Natural Solutions to Low Back Pain with Richard Tran, DC

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Thu, 10/2

Thursday, Oct. 2, 6:30–8 pm

Dr. Richard Tran provides a holistic perspective on low back pain, describing  physical, nutritional, and even emotional approaches. Alleviate your pain and get the relief you’re looking for. The workshop will be customized to address participants’ needs and will include fun demonstrations of techniques.

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

Natural Solutions to Low Back Pain with Richard Tran, DC

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Fresh and Alive, #4

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Fri, 10/3

See Sept. 12 for details

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Category Key

  •   Board Meetings
  •   Classes
  •   Co-op Events
  •   Co-op Sponsored Community Events

Events in September 2014

  • Wed, 09/10

    Board of Directors Meeting

    2nd Wednesday of each month (even months downtown at the Connections Building, odd months at the Cordata store's Roots Room). No meeting in July.

  • Fri, 09/12

    Fresh and Alive in Five: Level 1 with Sonja Max, MS, RD and Cindy Brooks

    Fresh and Alive in Five: Level 1

    with Sonja Max, MS, RD and Cindy Brooks

    Five Fridays, Sept.12–Oct. 10, 12–1:30 pm

    Experience the benefits of a plant-centered  diet in just five weeks. Increase vitality, lose weight, reduce inflammation and prevent disease. It’s delicious, fun and filling! Nutritionist Sonja Max and life coach Cindy Brooks share what to eat, and how to easily make the shift to a healthier, happier and more sustainable lifestyle. Snacks provided. Visit www.cindyandsonja.com for more information.

    Downtown Co-op  • register at Co-op •  $125

    Fresh and Alive in Five: Level 1 with Sonja Max, MS, RD and Cindy Brooks

  • Thu, 09/18

    Third Thursday Eat Local Dinner Theater with Clay Mazing and and his Bee Bones Band

    In the Downtown deli.
    Clay Mazing and his Bee Bones Band is teaming up with the Bellingham Circus Community for a special Eat Local Dinner Theater variety show.  Option to purchase a locally sourced Co-op deli dinner special of Honey Balsamic Glazed Chicken topped with lion’s mane mushrooms, fingerling potatoes with purple garlic and mint, and mixed greens and arugula salad.

  • Fri, 09/19

    Tai Chi for Arthritis with Kelly Hong-Williams

    Fridays, Sept. 19-Nov. 14, 11:30 am -12:30 pm

    Kelly Hong-Williams teaches a tai chi program that has been shown to decrease pain, reduce stress, and improve strength, flexibility, and balance for arthritis patients. Each class includes warm-up exercises, study of the form, and a cool-down period. Kelly Hong-Williams is a certified tai chi instructor.

    Cordata  Co-op • register at Co-op • $60

    Tai Chi for Arthritis with Kelly Hong-Williams

    Fresh and Alive, #2

    See Sept. 12 for details

  • Sat, 09/20

    Community Shopping Day to benefit Common Threads Farm and School Garden Collective

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

  • Mon, 09/22

    Matrix Energetics with Ralph Havens, PT

    Monday, Sept. 22, 6:30-8 pm

    Matrix Energetics is a healing and transformational modality that works in the expression of subtle energy physics. In this class, Ralph Havens introduces this dynamic consciousness technology,  drawing also on the ancient practice of qigong, Integrative Manual Therapy, and other complementary approaches, to help students access  the infinite power of the vacuum, and their own highest potential. Ralph Havens is a Physical Therapist and Certified Matrix Energetics Practitioner.

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

    Matrix Energetics with Ralph Havens, PT

  • Tue, 09/23

    French Bistro Dinner with Karina Davidson

    Karina presents a dinner of the classic bistro dishes at the heart of French cuisine. We begin with two salads—warm lentil salad with shallot vinaigrette and roasted beet salad with Gorgonzola and walnuts. Our main dish will be a luscious coq au vin accompanied by velvety purée de pommes de terre (French mashed potatoes. We’ll finish with an apple and pear gratin for dessert. 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

  • Wed, 09/24

    Member Affairs Committee Meeting

    Last Wednesday of each month (even months downtown at the Connections Building, odd months at the Cordata store's Roots Room). No meeting in July.

  • Thu, 09/25

    Vietnamese Floating Market Fare is canceled

    Class canceled--sorry about that.

  • Fri, 09/26

    Fresh and Alive, #3

    See Sept. 12 for details

  • Sat, 09/27

    Second annual Hootenanny to Benefit the Co-op Farm Fund

    At the Firehouse Performing Arts Center
    in Fairhaven

    Celebrate Eat Local Month and support local farms! Event features local food, local musicians, square dance, and raffle!

    • Doors open at 6 pm
    • 6:30 pm: Square dance with some of Bellingham’s best “old timey” musicians, and caller Lisa McAvoy. Join in or enjoy from the sidelines (this was a huge hit last year; beginners and all ages welcome).
    • 7:45 pm: Local farmers share some exciting and innovative projects supported by the Farm Fund.
    • 8:15 pm: A great local band performs.
    • Eat local throughout the night: Homemade Firehouse Café chili; salad from Moondance Farm, Growing Garden and Cloud Mountain Farm; BelleWood Acres cider; beverages; and cornbread from the Co-op (using local non-GMO corn from the Backyard Beans & Grains Project).
    • 9 pm: Announcement of the raffle winners of  great local prizes (bicycle from the Hub Community Bike Shop, gift certificate from Village Books, $50 gift card for the Community Food Co-op)
    • All night long: Browse information about local food and farms.
  • Mon, 09/29

    Ethiopian Cuisine with Mulu Belay

    Join Mulu Belay of Ambo Ethiopian Cuisine as she makes Ethiopian favorites including spicy chicken stew (doro wat), pumpkin with turmeric, cabbage with turmeric, and, of course, injera,  the sourdough flatbread that accompanies traditional Ethiopian menus

    Cordata Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) • $35

  • Tue, 09/30

    Starting a Co-op: Getting started--organizing the people power

    By creating jobs and meeting the needs of their member-owners, co-ops can serve as a cornerstone of the local economy. Learn in a hands-on class setting from local cooperators about the steps involved in starting a cooperative business, and the benefits of cooperating. Classes can be taken individually or as a series. This Co-op Member Affairs Committee class series is designed to support the creation of various types of co-ops in Whatcom County.

    This session is #1: Getting started and organizing the people power

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

    Starting a Co-op: Getting started--organizing the people power

Category Key

  •   Board Meetings
  •   Classes
  •   Co-op Events
  •   Co-op Sponsored Community Events

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