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Retired voice teacher, 90, in Bellingham talks about the importance of music

Anna Secrist, 90, shows off her singing skills and talks about the importance of music in her life at Orchard Park Assisted Living on Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Bellingham, Wash.

Seniors & Aging

‘Kiss Me, Kate’ coming to WWU, Arlo Guthrie at Mount Baker Theatre

Activities for seniors March through May include an Irish dinner and silent auction to benefit Meals on Wheels; a jazz concert featuring married couple Greta Matassa and Clipper Anderson; an ongoing dance class for those with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders; a production of the musical “Kiss Me, Kate” at WWU and Arlo Guthrie’s “Running Down the Road” tour at Mount Baker Theatre.

Seniors & Aging

Bellingham library director retires with vision of new central library unfulfilled

Pam Kiesner has retired after 12 years directing the public library in Bellingham, Wash. Her experience overseeing the construction of library branches in Green Bay, Wis., contributed to her hiring in Bellingham, but visions of a new central library in Whatcom County fell victim to the recession and tighter government spending. The library board is seeking an interim director while a new study explores funding options for the Bellingham library and its branches.

Seniors & Aging

Concerts, Whatcom Reads! keep seniors busy all winter

Winter-time activities for seniors include a country-music concert with Vince Gill, Kenny Sears, Ranger Doug Green and Paul Franklin at Mount Baker Theatre; violinist Jennifer Koh performing with Whatcom Symphony Orchestra; Whatcom Reads! events with Jonathan Evison; “Arsenic and Old Lace” at Lynden’s Claire vg Thomas Theatre; and the 10th anniversary celebration of the Chuckanut Radio Hour.

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Retired voice teacher, 90, in Bellingham talks about the importance of music

Anna Secrist, 90, shows off her singing skills and talks about the importance of music in her life at Orchard Park Assisted Living on Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Bellingham, Wash.
Evan Abell The Bellingham Herald
Retired voice teacher, 90, in Bellingham talks about the importance of music 2:58

Retired voice teacher, 90, in Bellingham talks about the importance of music

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