News in Brief
Creek work party scheduled for April
The Terrell Creek Stream Stewards are continuing their work restoring the creek, and will next meet on Thursday, February 19 from 7-9 p.m. at the Birch Bay Community Church at 7039 Jackson Road in Birch Bay. The public is welcome to the meeting, where future plans about creek work will be discussed, including a spring volunteer work party on Terrell Creek. The work party is scheduled for Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to noon and a barbeque lunch will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. that afternoon. Anyone interested in participating should attend the meeting or email Eliana.Steele-Friedlob@medstat.com.
theater group slates poetry reading
The Blaine community theater group has scheduled a poetry reading at the Blaine senior center on Friday, February 20 at 7 p.m. All are welcome to share their works and short stories are also encouraged. On Monday, February 23 and Tuesday, February 24 the theater group will be holding auditions for their spring show �Beyond Therapy� by Christopher Durang. Cast calls for two females and four males and auditions begin at 7 p.m. Director Suzy McGlasson is requesting a prepared monologue; however, she will also have some available.
continues preparation of committees
The city of Blaine continues to work and develop two citizen-driven committees, each consisting of about 10 individuals from different backgrounds, to help with the the airport and economic development in Blaine�s manufacturing zone. Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic said the names of those comprising the committees will be announced soon, as the council and staff are finalizing the groups. Once established, the groups will likely meet over several months, and assist with the development of long-range plans.
honored by Royal Conservatory
Donald Yung, a Blaine high school sophomore, received honors from the Royal Conservatory of Music, having passed his piano exam, January 24, in Richmond, B.C. Yung is the son of Kapo and Jessica Yung and is instructed by Richard Clark. Although Clark retired December 31, but he said he continues to teach Yung due to his diligence and talent.
high school to present two shows
Blaine high school�s drama program is gearing up for a two show run of a showcase of scenes and monologues, to be presented to the public on February 20-21. About 20 students are involved and have been meeting since November, rehearsing as many as five days a week. Included in the show will be selections from Shakespeare�s �Hamlet,� �Richard III,� and �A Midsummer Night�s Dream,� as well as newer works and a variation of dance numbers. The zero-budget show has served as a creative outlet for drama students anxious to perform in the interim between last fall�s production, �Servant of Two Masters,� and the upcoming April show, �The Man Who Came Together.� Proceeds from the showcase will go to fund the spring production. Performances are Friday, February 20, and Saturday, February 21 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is by donation.