October art, workshops across Bellingham discuss death, preparing for it

Dozens of October events, from workshops to art exhibits, will discuss the choices surrounding death and preparing for it.

The Art of Death exhibition begins with a 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, wine social and speaker discussing concerns for the aging LGBT community, followed by the film “GenSilent,” at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. More films — from “The Bucket List” to “The Tibetan Book of Dying” — follow in the next several days at The Leopold, The Limelight and the PFC.

Workshops include how to write a death plan (1 p.m. Oct. 3 at The Leopold) and “Tools For Loss: A First Peoples Approach” (9 a.m. Oct. 10 at The Leopold).

The Leopold, 1224 Cornwall Ave., also hosts a series of presentations covering legal issues, medical care coordination, advanced directives and Death With Dignity.

Entrance is free to a juried art exhibit at The Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St., from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 11. An artist reception and exhibit opening starting at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 is $15. A book sale also will be at The Majestic those days. A “Death & Dying” book exchange is planned for noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 at The Leopold.

A series of music events also is planned.

For a list of events, go online to theartofdeathbellingham.wordpress.com or see the Facebook page for the Art of Death exhibition.

Details about each event will appear in the calendar listings in Take 5 each week and can be found in the calendar listings at calendar.bellinghamherald.com.