Weekly Birch Bay Buzz
May 26, 2021 | Week 21
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Bike Safety Course on National Bike Anywhere Day Recap
Thanks to Whatcom Smart Trips, Blaine-Birch Bay Park & Recreation District 2, Tay's Safety, Neighborhood Deputy Derek Jones & Whatcom County Sheriff's Department for putting together this awesome event for the kids! On May 21st we welcomed 21 children and their families on National Bike Anywhere Day. Children got to learn valuable safety skills on the course and interact with some of our local officers. Each kid got an awesome blinking light from Tara at Tay's Safety to help keep them extra safe this summer on their bikes!
Berm Information
Berm Task Force:
Community Feedback
In an effort to have a community conversation regarding the use/uses of the new berm pathway, we are asking for your suggestions and comments. 
The original planned 4-foot wide pathway was later approved in the permitting process to be 10 to 12 feet wide. The Whatcom County Bicycle- Pedestrian Advisory Committee is aware of our community effort and will assist us as we form a recommendation. 
The Birch Bay Chamber Task Force will help lead the discussion and work with the County on any ordinance needed. 
If you would like to provide your feedback, please click the button on the left.
Memorial Day Weekend in Birch Bay!
Live music at THE BEACH all weekend long!
Reservations are recommended!
CALL (360) 392-8403
Friday: Lost at Last - 5:30 PM
Saturday: The Jimmy Wright Band - 3 PM
Sunday: Chris Eger fresh out of Nashville - 2:30 PM
As always, cornhole tournament on Wednesday & Trivia on Thursday!
Live entertainment starts Thursday!
Thursday: Comedy Night - 7 PM
Saturday: Queen's Bluegrass - 3:30 PM
Sunday: Free Harmony - 3:30 PM
Open for go-karts, mini golf, arcade, cornhole, pool & cold drinks in the Saloon!
11 am - 7 pm Saturday & Sunday
11 AM - 6 PM Memorial Day
The C Shop is OPEN!
Candy Shop Hours:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday | 1 PM - 8 PM

The Candy Shop Retail area has moved to the East end of the Building and is filled with cinnamon rolls, cookies, chocolates, caramel, candy, and all your other favorites that start with the letter "C".

In order to maintain physical distancing and crew safety enter through the East "cafe" door and exit through the West.
Masks are required. No indoor seating.
Almost Memorial Day Golf Tournament at The Village
Saturday, May 24th | 10 AM
Everyone Welcome!
Format: Stroke Play Lone Ranger
$10 Pass Holders or Punch Card Holders
$33 for Residents
$35 Non-Residents/Guests
Memorial Day Weekend Hours:
Thursday: 3 PM - 8 PM
Friday: 3 PM - 8 PM
Saturday: 12 PM - 8 PM
Sunday: 12 PM - 6 PM
Member Information:
We are excited to celebrate the importance of scooping the poop with our community through this fun scavenger hunt event. You can be entered to win a scooping prize pack when you find three of the hidden Scooping Stars located in local parks! Join the event on Facebook to receive clues and participate in the Find Fido fun!
Birch Bay Waterslides set to open this summer!
Pre-season tickets are on sale NOW!
Don't wait, get your tickets for a fun summer at the Birch Bay Waterslides today.
Single Day Tickets $15!
(Regularly $23)
Season Passes are on sale for 25% OFF!
Day-to-Day Dance now accepting summer registrations
Day-to-Day dance is now accepting registration according to the current phase regulations with 4 students maximum per camp & classes. It is recommended you register early to secure your spot. They will have a waitlist for classes once full as space may become available closer to the session start date depending on a change in regulations. Online summer dance classes also available.
Whatcom 2021 Regional Freight Assessment
Important Information:
Community Vaccination Center
The CVC is now hosting regular weekday COVID-19 vaccination clinics, in addition to the weekend clinic. The clinics will be held every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Tuesday and Thursday clinics will run in the evenings, while Saturday clinics will run during the day. 

The Whatcom County Health Department is available to help answer questions about vaccines and can assist you in scheduling your employees for vaccinations at the Community Vaccination Center. Please email Health-COVIDVaccine@co.whatcom.wa.us
Business Resources for COVID-19 Recovery
Has been extended until May 31, 2021 or until funds are exhausted.
Provides emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by COVID 19.
Continues to accept new applications for low-interest loans through 12/31/21.
New Funding Program!
The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open.

For questions about any of these programs reach out to the folks at the SBDC by clicking the link below.
Tax Credit for Businesses for COVID-19 Vaccine
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) allows eligible employers, to claim refundable tax credits that reimburse them for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave to their employees due to COVID-19, including leave taken by employees to receive or recover from COVID-19 vaccinations. The ARP tax credits are available to eligible employers that pay sick and family leave for leave from April 1, 2021, through September 30, 2021.
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Available
FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.