Habitat for Humanity Whatcom County Raise the Roof Auction: Thursday, May 16, 5:30 p.m., Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham. Serving cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Silent and live auctions. Info: 715-9170, hfhwhatcom.org.
Bike to Work and School Day Celebration Station: Friday, May 17, 6–9 a.m., corner of H and Mitchell streets. Stop by for free goodies and prizes. Info: 671-BIKE.
Blaine Girls on the Run Practice 5K Fun Run/Walk: Friday, May 17, 5 p.m., Semiahmoo Spit trail. Open for all Blaine students and families. To sign up or get more info, contact Shannon Gobbato at firstname.lastname@example.org or 927-2633.
Annual Ski to Sea “Art By The Airport” Art and Crafts Show: Friday, May 17, 6–8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, May 18–19, 10 a.m.– 5 p.m., Fox Hall, 1661 W. Bakerview Road, Bellingham. Whatcom Art Guild members will display artwork, and refreshments, art demonstrations and music will be offered. Info: whatcomartguild.org.
Growing Tomatoes in Whatcom County: Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m., Bakerview Nursery and Garden Center, 945 E. Bakerview Road, Bellingham. Our expert will share their secrets for successfully growing tomatoes in our unique climate. We’ll discuss which varieties perform best in our area and the new concept of grafted tomatoes. You’ll learn staking, pruning, fertilizing and continued care to help you grow your own tomatoes. Info: 676-0400, bakerviewnursery.com.
Marin Grand Opening: Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m.– 5 p.m., 9525 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine. Food and refreshments provided. Info: 392-8560, ext. 116.
Personal Floatation Device Demonstration: Saturday, May 18, 1 p.m., West Marine Express, 439 Peace Portal Drive. Entertaining and informative demonstration of PFDs, plus free hot dogs and soda. Info: 332-1918.
Powered by Qi Grand Opening: Saturday, May 18, 4–7 p.m., Grandview Business Center, 7056 Portal Way, #J 140. Qigong, Tai Chi, Yoga, Zumba and Reiki class demonstrations and performances, food and music. Info: 296-5740.
Friends of NRA Annual Dinner and Auction: Saturday, May 18, 4:30 p.m., Best Western Lakeway Inn, 714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham. Reservations required. Info: Gene Goldsmith, 384-2484, email@example.com.
“Discovering the Forest” Dance Performance: Saturday, May 18, 7 p.m., Blaine School District PAC. Day-to-Day Dance/Whatcom Fitness students perform lyrical, jazz, creative, contemporary and hip-hop dance. Cost: $8 adult, $3 children, under 2 free at the door. Proceeds benefit the Blaine Fine Arts Association. Info: 920-2964.
Hanging Moss Basket Demonstration: Sunday, May 19, 11 a.m., Bakerview Nursery and Garden Center, 945 E. Bakerview Road, Bellingham. Come watch one of our experts assemble and plant a hanging moss basket. We’ll walk you through the steps of container choices, plant selections for sun or shade; color design and basket care through the growing season. Info: 676-0400, bakerviewnursery.com.
Anything About Apple! A Mac and Apple Product User Group: Monday, May 20, 6:30–8 p.m., Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd Street. Long-time Mac users Scott and Jacque Peterson share information and help you find answers. No sign-up required. Free! Info: 332-8146.
Tipple & Talk: Wednesday, May 22, 7 p.m., Via Birch Bay Café and Bistro, 7829 Birch Bay Drive. Discussion of progressive ideas and actions; bring a friend or two. Topic: Misinformation. No-host bar. Info: 371-5312.
Elder Care: Wednesday, May 22, 6:30– 7:30 p.m., Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd Street. Ana Burnes from Merrill Gardens will address the important decisions about elder care for yourself or a loved one, including potential signs to look for, options to consider and the differences between homecare, retirement community life, assisted living and a nursing home. Info: 332-8146.
The Washington Health Security Trust: How to Get to State-based Universal Healthcare: Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m., St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham. Info: 398-2295.
The Boob Tour: Thursday and Friday, May 23–24, 7:30 p.m., Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, Lynden. Support Relay for Life with a smile. A stand up comedy show fighting cancer with comedy. Presale tickets $20, $25 at the door. Info: relayforlifenorthwhatcom.org.
Blueberry Magic: Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m., Bakerview Nursery and Garden Center, 945 E. Bakerview Road, Bellingham. Discover how truly easy it is to grow blueberries! We’ll show you many varieties of blueberries that grow in our region. Learn about pruning, soil amendments, planting and fertilizing for an abundant blueberry harvest. Grow your own for fresh eating or filling your freezer! Info: 676-0400, bakerviewnursery.com.
Distress Flare Demonstration: Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m., Blaine Marine Park, Picnic Shelter 4, behind water reclamation facility. Annual distress flare demonstration – bring an expired flare for practice. Info: 332-1918.
Lummi Island Studio Tour: Saturday and Sunday, May 25–26, 10 a.m.– 6 p.m., 18 locations on Lummi island. Thirty artists and craftspeople offering their work around the island. Info: 758-7121 or 758-2815.
Sunday Memorial Day Service: Sunday, May 26, 9 a.m., Haynie Cemetery, Valley View Road, Birch Bay. Held by VFW Post 9474. Info: 201-2782.
Memorial Day Services: Monday, May 27, 11 a.m., Blaine Police Department, 322 H Street, Good Samaritan Society – Stafholt, 456 C Street, Blaine, Blaine Cemetery, H Street, Held by VFW Post 9474 and American Legion 86. Info: 201-2782.
Blaine School Board Work Session: Tuesday, May 28, 5–6:30 p.m., meeting room, 765 H Street. A review of the school improvement plans update with building administrators. Info: 332-5881.
Birch Bay Drive & Pedestrian Facility Project Community Public Meeting: Wednesday, May 29, 7 p.m., Birch Bay Bible Community Church, 4460 Bay Road. Become informed, ask your questions and discuss your ideas about the project.
Washington State Rail Plan Regional Workshop: Thursday, May 30, 9 a.m.– noon, Blaine City Hall, 435 Martin Street. Discuss passenger rail transport and help develop the next statewide rail plan. Info: 332-8820.
Beach Blanket Bingo Party: Friday, May 31, 6:30-9 p.m., activity center at Bay Horizon Park, 7511 Gemini Road, Birch Bay. Fundraiser for Relay for Life. Kids games, music, bake sale, lots of bingo prizes. Admission $5 (includes bingo card), families $25, 4-under free. Hosted by Water’s Edge Church. Info: 389-3529, watersedgewa.com.
The Human Race: Saturday, June 1, 8:45 a.m., Squalicum Boathouse at Zuanich Point Park, Bellingham. Race for your cause. 5K, $25; 10K, $35 by May 29. Info: humanracewvc.org.
Dakota Creek Center Garage Sale: Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m., Dakota Creek Center, 8732 Blaine Road. A variety of items for sale as well as hot dogs, chips and espresso. Fun for the whole family. Info: 303-3096 or 656-6781.
24th Annual Big Bird Fly-In: Saturday and Sunday, June 1–2, 9 a.m.– 5 p.m., 3004 South River Road, Ferndale. See big radio-controlled model airplanes. Free to the public. Food and cash donations to the food bank accepted. Hot dogs, hamburgers, pop and chips for sale. Info: bellairrcflyers.com.
Bingo at the Jansen Art Center: Saturday, June 1, 6:30–8 p.m., Jansen Art Center, 321 Front Street, Lynden. Serving Kulshan on tap, Washington wines and good pub fare. Info: jansenartcenter.org.
Relay for Life Team Meetings: Tuesday June 4, 6:30 p.m., Isom Elementary, 8461 Benson Road, Lynden. Info: Tami Anderson, 739-9679.
Cross-Border Expo: Thursday, June 6, 2–7 p.m., Event Center at Silver Reef, 4876 Haxton Way Trail, Ferndale. Exhibitors and educational sessions aimed at cross-border business cooperation. Info: crossborderinfo.com.
42nd Annual Tractor and Machinery Show: July 31 through August 3, 8 a.m.– 8 p.m., 8837 Berthusen Road, Lynden. Info: PSATMA.com.
Gardening Green: Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 16, 9 a.m.– 1 p.m., Bellingham. Learn fun, simple, and practical gardening tips that will help you design a beautiful landscape while protecting the health of your family and the environment. Info: firstname.lastname@example.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, Blaine.
Food Addicts Anonymous: Monday, 7 p.m., North Bay Christ the King, 4895 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Blaine.
Reading Help: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3–5 p.m. at the Blaine Senior Center. Trained volunteers tutor adults and children at the Whatcom Learning Lab. Info: Linda Gorsuch, 371-3978, whatcomlearninglab.org.
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 everyone. Info: 332-8248.
Alzheimer/Dementia/Memory Loss Caregiver and Care Partners Support Group: First Tuesday of the month, 1:30–3 p.m., Good Samaritan Society-Stafholt, 456 C Street, Blaine. Info: 671-3316.
Drawing with Alyssa: Wednesdays, 3:15–4:15 p.m., Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd Street. Learn to draw, enhance your skills, broaden your style and share your art with other teens. Free! Grades 6-12. Info: 332/8146.
Community Meals of Blaine: Wednesdays, 5–7 p.m., Blaine Senior Center. Dinners served on free/donation basis. All are welcome. Info: email@example.com.
Beginners’ Genealogy Class: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., Senior Center. Class is free but Senior Center membership required to participate. Info: 332-7562.
English Conversation: Thursdays, 11 a.m.–noon, Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd Street. Learn to speak English or improve your speaking skills. Free. Info: 332-8146.
DJ DGAS: Friday and Saturday nights at 9 p.m. Paso del Norte, 758 Peace Portal Drive. Info: 332-4045.
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.
Saturday Open Gym Activities: Saturdays, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Birch Bay Activity Center. A variety of activities, games and sports. Free, all ages welcome. Info: 656-6416.
Northwest Park and Recreation Activities: Wednesday walking group, Zumba, badminton, pickleball, ballroom dancing, open gym. Birch Bay Activity Center. Info: 656-6416, nwparkandrec.org.