Around the City
• The North
Cascades Concert Band will perform at the Sculptures, Sunsets and
Serenades concert at Blaine Marine Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday
July 23, featuring light band classics and rousing band marches.
Participants are invited to bring their own chairs and dinner for the lawn picnic during the concert. The event features a tour of sculpture exhibits in Peace Arch Park and downtown Blaine and is sponsored by the United States-Canada Peace Anniversary Association.
The North Cascades Concert Band is the collaboration of more than 50 musicians from Anacortes, Arlington, Bellingham, Blaine, Burlington, Bow, Camano Island, Everett, Ferndale, Mercer Island, Mount Vernon, Marysville, Oak Harbor, Redmond, Stanwood, and Sedro-Woolley.
This is their second performance at the Sunsets, Sculptures and Serenades concert in Blaine Marine Park. The musical director of the concert band is Lylburn Layer, of Mercer Island. Layer taught fine arts and worked as a high school assistant principal in the Mercer Island school district for the past 22 years. He retired in July of 1998 and now spends his time private teaching, performing and conducting. For more information about the event, call 332-7165.
• The Blaine planning
commission will be taking final action on Trillium’s Seagrass
proposal on Thursday, July 14, at its regularly scheduled 7 p.m. meeting
in the council chambers in the Blaine city hall.
At that time, according to planning commission chairman Brad O’Neill, the commission will vote on a recommendation to be forwarded to city council.