Published on Thu, Jan 29, 2009
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Blaine theater meeting Monday

Those interested in keeping theater alive in Blaine and Birch Bay are invited to attend the annual meeting of the Blaine Community Theater at 7 p.m. Monday, February 2 at the Blaine Senior Activity Center.

This meeting will decide on a new board and programs for the coming year. For information, contact Sandy Brewer at 366-4369 or BCT at 392-0592.

Food drive to help Whatcom County pets in need

Northwest Veterinary Clinic at Birch Bay Square has scheduled a food and pet supply drive to support people and their pets during difficult economic times.

Clinic owner Joann Timmerman said while many are losing their jobs and experiencing other financial challenges during the recession, their pets often suffer as people find it more difficult to feed and care for their animals.

The clinic will be accepting pet food, blankets, pet carriers and other basic pet supplies at their clinic at 8115 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, suite 135. The supplies will be donated to the Blaine Food Bank and Whatcom Humane Society to be given to people with pets in need. For more information, call 360/366-5434.

Parks district offers new class

The Northwest Park & Recreation District 2 has scheduled a new class for youth in grades 4 through 8.

The class, “Stage Performance,” is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays from February 7 through March 28 at the Blaine primary school cafeteria. Cost is $45 for eight weeks. To register, call 656-6416, or print and mail the registration form from

Math competition scheduled Saturday

Nearly 400 students comprising 100 teams from high schools throughout Washington state will participate in a day-long math competition on Saturday, January 31

The mathletes will compete in two divisions based on grade level and will participate in one individual and four team events at Blaine high school.

The event, sponsored by ConocoPhillips’ Ferndale refinery, is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and begins with an opening address by championship director and Blaine high school math teacher Mike Dahl.

Competitors will then face off, testing their skills at mental math (no calculators), geometry, algebra and other mathematical challenges. The day concludes with an awards ceremony. For more information, call 360/820-3492.

WWU career fair Thursday

Whatcom County job seekers can connect directly with major employers at Western Washington University’s winter career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, February 12, in the Mac Gym of the Wade King Student Recreation Center.

The event will create a meeting space for students and the general public can meet hiring managers from a broad range of private-sector companies, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Admission is free.

Participating employers include Microsoft, Expeditors International of Washington, Fred Meyer, T-Mobile, Peoples Bank, Suncadia Resort, Teach for America, EnviroIssues, Target Stores, Holland America Tours, and many more.

A free workshop, “How to prepare for the Winter Career Fair,” which teaches skills in approaching employers, will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, February. 5  and at noon on Monday, February 9 in Viking Union (VU) 567.

For more information, visit or call 360/650-3240.

Border Patrol to host career day

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has scheduled a career field day for Saturday, January 31 at various locations including their headquarters in Blaine.

The event will educate individuals about CBP’s mission and career options as well as provide potential applicants information on how to apply.

“Customs and Border Protection has been in the area for sometime this is a good opportunity for the public to come see what we do as also inquire about the jobs we have available,” said supervisory Border Patrol agent Michael Bermudez.

The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 31 at the Blaine Sector Border Patrol headquarters at 2410 Nature’s Path Way. For more information, visit or call 360/332-9246

Blaine grad named to dean’s list at University of Washington

Cory Burk has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for  autumn quarter. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits and have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (out of 4). 

Students are notified that they have achieved this distinction when they receive their grades for the quarter.