Mountain Voices: A Story of Holden Village
SUNDAY, November 10th, 2013
First Congregational Church of Bellingham 7:00 PM FREE
Linda will be coming down from the mountains of the North Cascades to tell a story of Holden Village, where she and her husband, Scott Slaba, are temporarily making their home. The presentation uses songs, poems, and images to tell a story of the work being done to remediate the destruction caused by decades of mining in the Railroad Creek Valley. It's a call for compassionate activism as we face the challenges of our planet at risk.
Compassionate Voices Retreat
FRIDAY, March 7 - 10, 2014,
HOLDEN VILLAGE, WA
Healing the Heart and Lifting the Spirit
You are invited to come for a weekend of singing at a beautiful
wilderness retreat center high in the North Cascade Mountains.
Come for the singing. Come for the trainings and conversations with Villagers and Hospice professionals about grief and dying. Come for the dancing, the healing art, the snow shoe walks, and a taste of Holden hilarity. Come share in the rhythms of this remote Village that has been a Lutheran retreat center for over fifty years. All are welcome!
The retreat will be facilitated by Linda , a Certified Clinical Musician, ordained minister, and Expressive Arts educator, assisted by Hospice professionals and other invited presenters and Holden staff. Linda has founded two Threshold Choirs (www.thresholdchoir.org) whose purpose is to sing at the bedside of those who are dying. She currently lives and works at Holden Village.
More information about Holden Village and registration below.
Holden Village Folk Festival
FRIDAY, March 28 – 31 2014
HOLDEN VILLAGE, WA
Throughout history, folk song and dance have been used to gather the community, to express its joys and sorrows, to share history, to fight for justice, to educate, to worship together, and to bring laughter. Join Holden Village as we sing, dance, relax and join this unique community in its daily rhythms of worship, work, shared meals and hospitality.
The weekend will feature guest musicians, and will be facilitated by folk musician, collector and song writer, Linda Allen.