MLK Day of Service
Whatcom hosts its 2nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, along with Bellingham Technical College, honoring Dr. King by putting his teachings of unity and social justice into practice through community service.
Students from WCC and BTC will join together on this national day of service to work on various projects throughout our community at organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Northwest Youth Services, and the American Museum of Radio and Electricity.
Another service project is being organized by Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association and the City of Bellingham Parks Volunteer Program on Monday, January 17th from 10am to 1pm at a work party to remove non-native and invasive plant species. Then plant new trees and shrubs, spread mulch, and maintain the restoration site along Whatcom Creek at Red Tail Reach. This site is located just behind Iowa St between Meador St. and Racine St. in Bellingham. Parking will be available in the Geri Fields parking lot located near the corner of Puget St. and Fraser St. Follow the signs and the trail and check in at the blue NSEA tent.
Village Books in Fairhaven will be hosting a read-infrom 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Children ages 3 to 8 will listen to Western students read books about diversity and civility.
A book drive for local elementary schools is also a part of the event, and will continue on at the Western AS Bookstore until the end of the month. Books can be donated through a designated donation box located near customer service in the AS Bookstore.
Poetry Reading and Open Mic
The Community Food Co-op will host its 13th annual Poetry Reading and Open Mic at 6 p.m. inside the downtown Food Co-op store on 1220 N. Forest St.
The event is open to anyone who would like to read or listen to poetry and songs about human rights, diversity and other related topics.