Northwest parks district offers new programs

Published on Thu, Jul 10, 2008 by Terry Johnston

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Northwest parks district offers new programs

By Terry Johnston

The Northwest Park and Recreation District 2 has put together an exciting program of activities for your enjoyment this summer. They range from family activities for everyone to a bike rodeo for youth and landscaping class for homeowners. This is the first time that the district has offered programs since 1986.

Many of the programs are no fee or a small fee to cover basic essentials. These are:

• Family campfire night hosted by Shelly and Nate Button at Semiahmoo Spit on July 19. It will be a good old fashioned campfire with sing a-longs, stories, and smores. All you have to do is bring your comfortable beach chair, a warm blanket and a friendly smile. Call the district office and let them know if you’re coming.

• Family bike ride from bay to bay hosted by Ted Morris. Riders will meet at the Bay Horizon County Park at 9 a.m. on September 13 for muffins, juice and coffee, and than pedal over to Blaine Harbor for hot dogs and refreshments. A t-shirt will be provided to all riders at the destination. It is important to sign up at the district office a week in advance. Office hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at 380 H Street.

• Native plant walk: Take a walk with the Western Washington University master gardners and explore the Terrell Creek Interpretive Trail at Birch Bay State Park on August 30. Call Linda at the district office 656-6416. The cost is $7.

You may want to ramble through the Terrell Creek Interpretive trail with your 4 to 7-year-old. Run, dig, poke, jump and climb, and learn about the critters that call this their home.

The class is taught by Christine Austin and it is held on July 25. The fee is $7.

• Tennis classes: The district still has openings for all the future Wimbledon champions starting Monday July 14 through July 16. The district has tennis racquets for those who do not have one.

The class is being taught by Amanda Dahl, the assistant coach for Blaine high school. The fee is $12.

• Adult classes: Those who are looking for a fun way to create enjoyable hours of relaxation may want to check out classes in photography, landscape, Spanish class, and watercolor painting.
Digital photography is taught by Jack Kintner, landscape by Richard Snook, watercolor by Nancy Grigsby, and Spanish by Katherine Hernandez. The fees range from $38 to $96.

• Performance art: The park district and the Blaine Community Theater will be jointly putting on a summer theater workshop for youth between the ages 10 through 13. It will culminate with a performance for parents and guests. The dates are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, August 5 through 21. The time is 10 a.m. to noon. Fee is $45 with a cut off date of July 31. You can register your child either on line or at the park district office at 380 H Street.

If you are unable to stop by the office you can always register by visiting, and e-mail the registration.

All fees are due before the start of the class.