Join Western Libraries Division of Heritage Resources for a free presentation at noon Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Goltz-Murray Archives Building, 808 25th St., south of WWU's campus, by Paul Englesberg, who will explore the history of the 1907 anti-Hindu riots in Bellingham. including an exploration of the background leading up to the riot and subsequent expulsion of the Punjabi population from the community.
Englesberg is a professor of education at Walden University, specializing in adult and higher and education and educational research. Previously he was on the education faculty at Western Washington University, where he initiated the Asian Amercian Curriuculum and Research Project.
There will also be a screening of the documentary "We're Not Strangers," directed by Spencer Creigh, which was filmed last fall in Bellingham.
Limited parking will be available in the Archives Building lot (Lot 33G).
Details: 360-650-7534, library.wwu.edu/heritageresources.
North Cascades Institute director at Whatcom Reads!
Whatcom Reads! 2014 presents Saul Weisberg, the executive director and co-founder of North Cascades Institute, discussing "Finding Home: Exploring Place, Wilderness and Civilization" from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the downstairs lecture room of the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave.
Weisberg is an ecologist, naturalist and writer who has explored the the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years. He had been a field biologist, fire lookout, commercial fisherman and National Park Service climbing ranger before starting the North Cascades Institute in 1986. He is an adjunct faculty member at Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University.
Weisberg's talk is part of the events surrounding the Whatcom Reads! program that this year features Cheryl Strayed's "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Matt Coughlin plays at Green Frog
Matt Coughlin plays funk, country, folk, and a splash of pop at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St.
Couglin and his band, the Growlers, represent the Pacific Northwest region as much geographically as they do musically. Representing four states and currently claiming Tacoma as home.
He's joined by Phil O'Sullivan.