1. NEW – Mothers of the Movement: A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., Monday, Jan 21, 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Mount Baker Theatre, 104 North Commercial Street, Bellingham
2. NEW – 1st Annual MLK, Jr. Day Event – Keeping the Dream Alive!, Monday, Jan 21, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship , 1207 Ellsworth Street, Bellingham
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3. NEW – #SkagitNursesShowUp! A Rally to Support Union Nurses at Skagit Regional Hospital, Tuesday, Jan 22, 11:30am – 1:30pm, Skagit County Superior Courthouse, 205 West Kincaid Street, Mount Vernon
Come support your Skagit Regional Health nurses! The registered nurses have been in contract negotiations for months, fighting for quality and safe patient care for our community. Join us to hear about what’s at stake for your care.
4. NEW – Civic Action Night, Wednesday, Jan 23, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Mount Vernon High School Library, 314 North 9th Street, Mount Vernon
The Civics classes at Mount Vernon High School are participating in a project to help address issues that we see in our communities. Students will present their research and an action plan for how they can create change. Real change starts with local action!
5. NEW – Mount Baker Planned Parenthood‘s Roe v. Wade Anniversary Event presents Katie Goodman’s “Broad Comedy”, Thursday, Jan 24, 6:30pm – 7:45pm, Four Points by Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham
Tickets: $75 – $100 (Click Here) Enjoy a nationally touring, award-winning musical comedy and sketch troupe made up of irreverent, hilarious, and multi-talented women who can do it all – sing, dance, and tackle political satire. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer provided. No-host bar available.
6. NEW – Robin DiAngelo, author of the book “White Fragility,” will speak on Race and Diversity, Friday, Jan 25, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Skagit Valley College’s McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center, 2501 East College Way, Mount Vernon
Admission is free, no tickets are required. “White Fragility” is a vital, necessary and beautiful book, a bracing call to white folk everywhere to see their whiteness for what it is and to seize the opportunity to make things better now. DiAngelo joins the front ranks of white anti-racist thinkers with a stirring call to conscience, and most important, consciousness, in her white brothers. White fragility is a truly generative idea – an idea whose time has come.
7. NEW – 5th Annual Illuminight Winter Walk, Friday, Jan 25, 5:00pm – 7:30pm, Skagit Riverwalk Park, 215 South 1st Street, Mount Vernon
5th Annual Illuminight Winter Walk is a free community celebration of art, light, wildlife, health, and the community. In-the-moment luminary making will take place at Tri Dee Art. Live music will start at 5:00pm. Luminary-lit procession begins about 5:30pm, and communal gathering to follow.
8. NEW – Transition Fidalgo and Friends presents “Earth’s BiPolar Disorder”, Dr. Robert Bindschadler, Tuesday, Jan 29, 6:30pm to 8:00pm, Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd Street, Anacortes
They will also be streaming the presentation live on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWmQyEibb6s starting at 7:00pm
9. NEW – 4th Annual Recovery Advocacy Day, Tuesday, Feb 12, 8:00am – 5:00pm, The United Churches of Olympia, 110 11th Avenue Southeast, Olympia
Join mental health and addiction recovery advocates from across Washington for the 4th Annual Recovery Advocacy Day, sponsored by the Washington Recovery Alliance! We will be advocating for recovery support services including recovery housing, recovery coaching, employment support and community recovery supports, along with other priorities. The day will include:
- Meetings with your two State Representatives and your State Senator to advocate for recovery!
- Breakfast and snacks throughout the day
- Special lunch in the capitol building
- Special photo op on the floor of the House of Representatives
- Interactive activities and ways to engage in the statewide recovery movement
- Connecting with recovery advocates from across our state
The WRA will arrange meetings with your lawmakers on your behalf. More details will be forthcoming closer to the date. (There may be a bus from Burlington.) No fee or admission but RSVP required.
10. Skagit Eagle Festival
Skagit Eagle Festival is a month-long celebration during eagle-watching season in eastern Skagit County. Activities take place in Concrete, Rockport and Marblemount every full weekend in January. NOTE: The Forest Service Eagle Watchers are “off duty” until a federal funding bill is passed. The Eagle Festival is not affected by federal funding. It is still a Go. (Thanks to Barbara Gorham Johnson)