Delving into Pi - A Raspberry Pi User Group: Thursday, August 21, 6:30–8 p.m., Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd Street. Learn about this new credit card-sized computer. For adults and teens. Info: 305-3600.
Marine Waters of Puget Sound and Birch Bay: Thursday, August 21, 6:30 p.m., Birch Bay Bible Community Church, 4460 Bay Road. Intro to the area’s wildlife and habitats. Info: Rachel Vasak, 715-0283 ext. 108.
Ferndale Street Festival: Friday and Saturday, August 22–23, downtown Ferndale. Car show, kids’ street rides, food and craft vendors, live music, beer garden and more. Free admission. Info: ferndalestreetfestival.org.
First Aid: Friday, August 22, 6–8 p.m., BP Heron Center for Environmental Education. Local fire officer will review basic first aid. Great for anyone who wants to learn how to save a life. Info: fobbsp.org.
Fish Fry, Old Fashioneds and Farm Tunes: Friday, August 22, 6–9 p.m., Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden. Music by Anissa, rhythm and blues diva.
Creating a Backyard Habitat: Friday, August 22, 7–8 p.m., Birch Bay State Park Wildlife Theatre. Learn the importance of alternative pollinators, such as Mason bees, in gardening.
Scavenger Hunt: Saturday, August 23, Birch Bay State Park Wildlife Theatre. Free family fun. Info: fobbsp.org.
Whatcom Skillshare Faire: Saturday and Sunday, August 22–23, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday, Hovander Homestead Park, Ferndale. Learn a variety of useful skills. Info: whatcomskillsharefaire.org.
Peace Arch International Concert Series: Sunday, August 24, 2 p.m., Peace Arch Park. Crumac with the Tara Academy Dancers performing Irish music and dance. Info: peacearchpark.org.
Boys & Girls Club Closed: Monday, August 25 to Friday, September 5. All Whatcom County Boys & Girls Clubs are closed.
Discover Volunteer Opportunities: Monday, August 25, 2:30–4:30 p.m., Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd Street. Get information about local volunteer opportunities. Drop in. Info: 305-3600.
Peace Education Program: Monday, August 25, 6–7:30 p.m., Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd Street. Topics include hope, clarity, contentment, understanding and strength. Attend any or all classes. Info: 305-3600.
Fizz Boom Summer Fun - Blaine Police Department: Tuesday, August 26, 10:30–11:30 a.m., Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd Street. An officer will read a story and your Miranda rights! Sit in a police car. Info: 305-3600.
First Day of School: Wednesday, August 27, 8:20 a.m. for all Blaine schools.
Fun with Snap Circuits: Wednesday, August 27, 12:15–1:15 p.m., Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd Street. Build projects such as a flashing light, an alarm, a doorbell and more. For children ages 6 and up and limited to the first 12 to sign up. Register online or at the library. Info: 305-3600.
Summer Reading Club Cupcake Party: Wednesday, August 27, 6–7 p.m., Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd Street. Musical entertainment and storytelling by Dana Cohenour, and certificates from Blaine schools superintendent Ron Spanjer. Info: 305-3600.
LEGO Mindstorms Club: Thursday, August 28, 6:30–8 p.m., Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd Street. Build Mindstorms robots and program them to take on cool challenges. For ages 10 through adult. Bimonthly. Info: 305-3600.
Archaeology: Friday, August 29, 6–7 p.m., Birch Bay State Park Wildlife Theatre. Share an archaeologist’s perspective on the long-term history of the diversity and dynamics of the Pacific Northwest. Info: fobbsp.org.
Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour: Saturday and Sunday, August 30–31, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Lummi Island. Tour artists’ studios and see art for sale. A balloon marks each location. Info: lummi-island.com.
Eagles: Saturday, August 30, 7–8 p.m., Birch Bay State Park Wildlife Theatre. Take a journey into the life of our local eagles. Info: fobbsp.org.
Data for Community Analysis: Wednesday, September 3, 5–8 p.m., Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd Street. Learn the how-tos in accessing and analyzing census data. Bring a laptop. Register online or at the library.
Blaine Community Meals Kickoff: Wednesday, September 3, 5–6:30 p.m., Blaine Senior/Activity Center, 763 G Street. Free; donations accepted. Everyone welcome! Info: 332-6922 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Birch Bay Music Festival Vendor Application: Festival Friday through Sunday, August 1–3. Visit birchbaymusicfestival.com for details and application.
Blaine Community Garden Plots Available: Plots $12 per year. Info: Charles, 220-1870.
Free Garden Spots: Community garden on Bay Automotive property, 4144 Bay Road, Birch Bay. Sizes available 10'x10' or 10'x20'. Contact Stan 366-1043 or email email@example.com.
Boys & Girls Club Fall Sports Sign-ups: Now through August. Tackle football, flag football and volleyball. Info: 332-3008.
Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition: Through September 1, Peace Arch Park, Blaine. Free parking Saturday and Sunday, June 7–8.
Zumba Classes: Mondays–Saturdays, Birch Bay Activity Center, 7511 Gemini Street. Zumba, Zumba Toning and new Zumba Step. Info: 656-6416, blainebirchbayparkandrec.org
AA Meetings: Monday through Friday, noon; Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m., United Church of Christ, 885 4th Street, Blaine. Sunday, 6:30 p.m., North Bay Christ the King, 4895 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Birch Bay.
Overeaters Anonymous: Monday, 7 p.m., North Bay Christ the King, 4895 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Blaine.
Al-Anon Meetings: Tuesdays, 1–2 p.m., Good Samaritan Society-Stafholt, 456 C Street, Blaine. Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m., Unitarian Church, 517 Cedar Street, Blaine. Open to all. Info: 332-8248.
Alzheimer/Dementia/Memory Loss Caregiver and Care Partners Support Group: First Tuesday of the month, 1:30–3 p.m., Blaine Senior Center, 763 G Street, Blaine. Info: 671-3316.
Yoga for Body, Mind & Spirit: Tuesdays, 10–11 a.m., Thursdays, 8–9 a.m. Birch Bay Activity Center, 7511 Gemini Street. Class instructor, Maureen Kelly, CYT. $5 per session. Info: 656-6416.
Blaine Teen Summer Gaming: Tuesdays, 3–4:30 p.m., Blaine Library, 610 3rd Street. Play all types of games from board games, Wii, cards, chess or even Perplexus. For kids in middle and high school. Info: 305-3600.
Reading Help: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3–5 p.m. at the Blaine Senior Center. Trained volunteers tutor adults and children at Whatcom Learning Lab. Info: Linda Gorsuch, 371-3978, whatcomlearninglab.org.
Birch Bay Shotokan Karate: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6 p.m., Birch Bay Activity Center. Beginners are always welcome. Info: birchbayshotokan.org.
Knights on the Rim, a Junior Chess Club: Tuesdays, 6:30–8 p.m., Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd Street. Learn chess strategies from others. Kids 6–18 years and beginners through grandmasters welcome. Info: 305-3600.
Movie and Trivia Night: Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Via Birch Bay Café and Bistro, 7829 Birch Bay Drive. Info: 778-2570.
Summer Jazz: Tuesdays, 7–10 p.m., Boundary Bay Brewing Company beer garden, 1107 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham. All ages. Free. Info: bbaybrewery.com.
Playful Learning: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.–noon, Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd Street. Learn while you play with these new fun times designed for preschoolers and their adults. Activities include Play-Doh, LEGO, blocks, a stuffed animal doctor station, dry erase storytelling boards, tangrams, beanbags, and more. For ages 3–5. Info: 305-3600.
Basketball Open Gym: Wednesdays, 7–9 p.m., Saturdays 2–4 p.m., Birch Bay Activity Center, 7511 Gemini Street. Ages 13 and older. $2 drop-in fee. Info: nwparkandrec.org.
Via’s Karaoke: Wednesday though Sunday, 9 p.m.–close, Via Birch Bay Café and Bistro, 7829 Birch Bay Drive. Info: 778-2570.
Semiahmoo Men’s Club: First and third Thursdays, 7:30 a.m., Semiahmoo Golf Club. Breakfast at 8 a.m., speaker at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast $15, membership $10. Info: 778-2075.
Advanced Line Dancing: Thursdays, 9:30–10:30 a.m., Birch Bay Activity Center. Ongoing. $3 drop-in fee. Info: 656-6416.
Vendors Market: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., 8870 Blaine Road at Country Kat Treasures. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginners’ Genealogy Class: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., Senior Center. Class is free but Senior Center membership required. Info: 332-7562.
Talk Time: Thursdays, 11 a.m.–noon, Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd Street. Learn to speak English or improve your speaking skills. Free. Info: 305-3600.
Basic Computer Tutoring: Thursdays, 2–3:30 p.m., Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd Street. One-on-one 30-minute session. Registration is required. Info: 305-3600.
Minecraft at the Library: Thursdays, 3:30–5:30 p.m. Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd Street. Play on our laptops, or bring your own. For middle and high school students. Space is limited. Info: 305-3600.
Pub Trivia Night: Thursdays, 7 p.m., Will’O Pub & Café. Info: thewillopub.com.
Connections Café Karaoke: First and third Fridays of the month, 7–11 p.m., Dakota Creek Christian Center, 8732 Blaine Road. Fun for the whole family. Info: 656-6781, dakotacreekcenter.com.
Burger Night: Second and fourth Fridays, 5–7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 86, 4580 Legion Drive, Blaine. Info: David, 739-1671.
Parkinson’s Support Group: Second Friday of the month, 5–6:30 p.m., Blaine UCC, 885 4th Street.
Alaska Packers Cannery Museum and Sailing for Salmon Exhibit: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1–5 p.m., Semiahmoo Park, 9261 Semiamoo Parkway. Info: 371-3558 or 332-4544.
Karaoke: Friday and Saturday nights at 9 p.m. Paso del Norte, 758 Peace Portal Drive. Info: 332-4045.
Free Davidic Worship Dance Classes: Saturdays, Dakota Creek Christian Center, 8732 Blaine Road. Youth 11 and older 5–6 p.m., adults 6:30–8 p.m.
Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation Activities: Zumba, yoga, pickleball, ballroom dancing, karate, volleyball, basketball, and line dancing. Birch Bay Activity Center. Info: 656-6416, nwparkandrec.org.