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EVENTS 

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 communitymealsblaine@gmail.com.

Ongoing

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 calhoonstan@live.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: nancy4cell@msn.com.

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.

 

Civic Meetings

Birch Bay Water & Sewer District: Second and fourth Thursdays, 4:30 p.m., district offices, 7096 Point Whitehorn Road, Birch Bay. Info: bbwsd.com.

Blaine City Council: Second and fourth Mondays, 6 p.m., Blaine City Council chambers, 435 Martin Street. Info: ci.blaine.wa.us.

Blaine Planning Commission: Second and fourth Thursdays, 7 p.m., Blaine City Council chambers, 435 Martin Street. Info: blainepc@cityofblaine.com.

Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation: Second Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Blaine Senior Center or Birch Bay Activity Center, 763 G Street. Info: nwparkandrec.org.

Birch Bay Watershed & Aquatic Resources District:
Third Wednesday, 6 p.m., Station 62, 9001 Semiahmoo Parkway. Info: bbwarm.whatcomcounty.org.

Blaine Parks Board: Third Thursday, 9:30 a.m., Blaine City Council chambers, 435 Martin Street. Info: 360/332-8311, ext. 3330.

Blaine School Board: Fourth Monday, 7 p.m., Blaine school district offices. Info:blaine.wednet.edu.

North Whatcom Fire & Rescue: Third Thursday, 7 p.m. Blaine Fire Station. Info:nwfrs.net.