Published on Thu, Jul 26, 2007
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Haynie Grange Opry this Saturday in Custer
Country and bluegrass music fans may want to check out the second annual Haynie Grange Opry scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Haynie Grange at 3344 Haynie Road in Custer.

Event organizer Matt Audette said this month’s show will feature such local talent as Ferndale yodeler Harvey DeJong, square dance demonstrations by Oren Gaskill, vocalist Christina Walker, Bellingham’s bluegrass Quickdraw String Band, and Audette’s own Circle of Friends Band. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $10. For more information, call 360/366-3321.

Beach stewards present this week
Volunteer beach stewards with RE Source’s Beach Naturalists program will be available from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28 at Birch Bay State Park and from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 29 at Semiahmoo and Birch Bay State Park to discuss and help interpret the area’s ecology.

For more information, call 733-8307 or visit

ALS tournament at Semiahmoo raises more than $336,000
Blaine’s fourth annual ALS Golf Charity Event, hosted by the Semiahmoo Resort-Golf-Spa, raised more than $336,000 for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association to help fight Lou Gehrig’s disease last weekend.

The funds raised from this event will be used to provide support services, educational materials, counseling and much needed medical equipment for ALS patients and their families, as well as for research to help find a cure, said Bob Beaupre, chair of the event’s organizing committee.

“The overwhelming success of this event has been achieved through the support and generosity of friends and neighbors throughout the Semiahmoo community,” Beaupre, said.

Proceeds benefit the association’s Evergreen Chapter in Kent.

By Tara Nelson