BriefsIncorporationstudy meeting this Monday

Published on Thu, Sep 20, 2007
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Incorporation study meeting this Monday

The Birch Bay Incorporation Feasibility Study Committee has scheduled a community forum to discuss the fundamentals of incorporation and gather information about community preferences for 7 p.m. Monday, September 24 at the Birch Bay Bible Community Church.

For more information, email or call 360/676-6707 ext. 50686. Surveys may also be submitted at Completed surveys must be submitted before September 30.

Blaine library schedules new events

The Blaine library has scheduled two programs by nationally acclaimed children’s musician and entertainer Dana Cohenour.

Cohenour will continue her Toddler Time performances at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays for children between the ages of one to five with finger plays, stories and action songs. She will also host Stories and Songs with Dana at 3:30 p.m. every first and third Thursday beginning September 20. “I’ve had such a great time teaching the toddlers and preschoolers that I thought why not continue to encourage excitement about reading as the children keep getting older,” she said.

The library is located at 610 3rd Street and can be reached by calling 332-8146.

Scrabble, mask making events
The Peace Arch International Scrabble club meets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at the Blaine library. For more information, call Erika Werdal at 360/927-2575 or email

The library is also hosting a mask-making workshop for all ages. The workshop is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, October 3 in the library’s meeting room.

Meeting focuses on emergency preparedness

The next meeting of the Birch Bay Steering Committee will feature guest speakers Cliff Langley of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s office and Bob Jacobson of the Whatcom County Division of Emergency Management.

Langley will be reporting on his first summer as the Birch Bay’s resident deputy and Jacobson will be reporting on the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and how the Birch Bay community can prepare itself for the event of a natural or man-made disaster.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 26 at the Birch Bay Bible Community Church at 7039 Jackson Road in Birch Bay.

For more information about the Birch Bay Steering Committee and its various implementation subcommittees, visit

Classes teach composting

Washington State University’s Whatcom County master composter classes are scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 25 at the Greenways transfer station on Lakeway Drive and Woburn Street.

Classes meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 25; and at 9 a.m. Saturday, September 29; Saturday, October 6, and Saturday, October 13. For more information, email: or call 676-6736.

By Tara Nelson