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Published on Wed, Sep 9, 2009
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Get a library card, win an iPod Shuffle

As part of national library card month, new individuals who sign up for a Whatcom County library card between September 1 and October 17 will be eligible for a chance to win one of two iPod Shuffles. In addition, new cardholders will be entered in a branch drawing for a bookmark calendar donated by the Whatcom County Library foundation.  Each branch has one calendar to give away.

To enter, register for a new library card at any WCLS branch library, or bring someone in who registers for a new library card.  Pick up your entry form from library staff.  Turn it in at the checkout desk.
Drawings will take place in each branch at the end of the day on Saturday, October 17.

Rummage sale to benefit senior center

The Blaine senior and community center is accepting applications for their community rummage sale scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 24. Applications for a table are $15 and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call 332-8040.

Rural element meeting September 10

The Whatcom County Planning Commission will hold a work session to consider changes to the Rural Element of the Whatcom County comprehensive plan and to Whatcom County’s development regulations pertaining to land uses and densities in rural areas of the county.

This hearing will be held Thursday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m. in room 513 of the County Council chambers, 311 Grand Avenue in Bellingham. For more information contact Gary Davis at 360/676-6907.

Fall clean-up scheduled September 13

The annual Birch Bay fall cleanup is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sunday, September 13, starting at the C Shop. Participants will be able to pick litter, trash and other objects from roadsides and beaches.
The event will begin with coffee, cocoa, area assignments, sign-in and to pick up bags and coincides with the International Coastal Cleanup. SSC/Blaine Bay Refuse is providing the disposal at no charge to the community. For more information, call Kathy Berg at 371-0171.

Two committee meetings September 16

The Birch Bay Shellfish protection district (BBSPD) advisory committee has scheduled its first meeting for 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 16 at the Birch Bay Water & Sewer district office at 7096 Point Whitehorn Road in Birch Bay.

The Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) committee will meet immediately after at the same location.

Noted sitar master to perform in Blaine

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Folk Arts in the Parks Program and the U.S. Canada Peace Anniversary Association (USCPAA) invites the public to attend a free Indian classical music performance 2 p.m. September 20 at Peace Arch State Park in Blaine.

The performance will feature world-renowned sitar master Pandit Debi Prasad Chatterjee of Kolkata, India accompanied by master tablas-player Vishal Nagar of Delhi, India. Chatterjee was a disciple of the great maestros
Usted Ali Akbar Khan and the late Pandit Nikhil Banerjee for 20 years.

A recipient of the President’s Award from President Dr. S. Radhakrishnan of India, Chatterjee has performed in 15 countries. No cost.