|Tuesday November 25, 2014|
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Author Ronald Geigle discusses his novel, The Woods
Washington, DC, author Ronald Geigle will discuss his recent novel, The Woods—set in the Pacific Northwest during the Great Depression—on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 7 pm, in the Reading Gallery at Village Books, 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA, 360-733-1599. Geigle is calling his talk, “The Grand Cathedral of the Northwest Woods,” and will feature selections from Whatcom Museum’s Darius Kinsey collection of logging photography and discussion of the new novel.
The Woods draws on the rich Pacific Northwest history of union strife and railroad logging to tell a story of love, grand dreams, and transformation during the waning years of the Great Depression. The transformation occurs in the lives and hearts of a cast of characters—the powerful and the not-so-powerful—as they struggle amidst the turmoil of hard times. The novel takes place in the Cascades, as well as in Everett, Seattle, and Bellingham.
Contact Lindsey Gerhard
See the opera "I due Foscari" on film.
Placido Domingo returns to give his first London performances of another major Verdi baritone role. I due Foscari is based on a play by Byron set in 15th century Venice.
The two Foscari are the city’s Doge, Francesco Foscari and his son, Jacopo who was brought back from exile to face charges of treason. Jacopo is innocent, but neither the pleas of Jacopo’s wife Lucrezia nor those of his powerful father are enough to save Jacopo from the hostile Council of Twelve.
This drama provides the basis for one of Verdi’s most acclaimed early scores, not heard at the Royal Opera House since 1995 and presented in a staging by director Thaddeus Strassberger, which had a praised premier in Los Angeles in 2012 and has gone on to success in Valencia and Los Angeles.
155 Minutes, UK, in Italian w/English Subtitles, Opera
General Admission: $20.00
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Bellingham Under Ice and Water! The Fascinating Glacial History of Western Whatcom County
Whatcom County is a land with a past---a glacial past that is both geologically interesting and historically significant. Dr. Doug Clark, WWU Geology professor, has studied the effects of glaciation around the world, but has found one of the most fascinating stories here in western Whatcom County. Come learn about the incredible record of glacier advance and retreat and sea level rise and fall that formed most of the landscape of the Whatcom lowlands. Presented by the Northwest Audubon Society.
$3 suggested donation/Free for Whatcom Museum members