Each spring, Bellingham is home to a half-dozen "creative reuse" events - the Welding Rodeo, Trash Fashion, Recycled Art Shows, Procession of the Species, Appliance Derby and more.
The RARE two-day event, April 20--21, will provide a unified platform for the many green-themed artistic endeavors in the area. In addition to an entertaining roster of events, RARE will host educational workshops, speakers, panel discussions, exhibits and booths.
Artists with a passion for art from recycled materials are encouraged to become a part of RARE, and people can apply to participate with artist booths and as exhibitors, workshop facilitators, speakers and performers.
To participate, fill out the application at alliedarts.org or call 360-676-8548. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 7.
CLEANUP PARTIES PLANNED AT ROEDER HOME
Ever been to a concert at the Roeder Home? Musician Flip Breskin has a way for you to pay it forward. There will be cleanup parties at the Roeder Home at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 22. The historic home (a Whatcom County park, by the way,) is at 2700 Sunset Ave., at Broadway.
Here's what Flip says: "It actually IS a party! We had a blast doing this last year. Cleaning house with lots of people is a whole different kettle of fish than doing it in isolation. I got to know a bunch of folks better as we yakked and cleaned together.
"In the end, my experience inspired me to occasionally phone a friend and set up a shared/traded project: 'You come keep me company while I clean off my desk; and I'll come help scrub your kitchen floor (or whatever you can't seem to get around to).' We would love all the help we can get! Here's a chance to give back, and to care for our community."
Let Flip know if you're coming, and which shift, so she can get enough Mallard Ice Cream and other goodies to go around. Call 360-671-4511.
WANTED: TEEN POETS FOR LIBRARY CONTEST
Entries are being sought for the Whatcom County Library System's teen poetry contest, "A Forest of Words."
To enter you must be in the sixth through 12th grade, live in Whatcom County, and submit one poem written entirely by you.
Winning poets will have their poem published in the Forest of Words 2013 Poetry Anthology. Winners will receive a copy of the anthology and be invited to a poetry workshop.
To enter, go to the entry form at wcls.org/teen-poetry-contest by Feb. 14.
Questions? Contact Katrina or Tamar, or call Teen Services, at 360-354-3150, ext. 276.
If you are under 13, you will have to print off an entry form, have your parent sign it and drop it off at your local library.
LYNDEN GUILD WANTS DIRECTORS FOR COMING SEASON
The board of directors for Lynden Performing Arts Guild is accepting proposals from prospective directors for the 2013-2014 guild season at Claire vg Thomas Theatre at Dutch Village Mall. The guild presents four shows a year, preferably a variety with a comedy/farce, a musical, a drama and a youth show. Performances are in September/October, November/December, February/March and April/May.
If you are have a show in mind and are interested in directing, fill out a proposal form and mail it to the guild along with a copy of the script. March 1 is the deadline.
The form can be found at clairevgtheatre.com, where you'll see a "wish list" of plays and musicals. Details: contact Chelsea at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-739-5078.