Charity calendar: Deming Logging Show's Oktoberfest raises money for busted-up loggers

Oct. 12

32nd Annual Deming Logging Show Oktoberfest

Noon, Deming Logging Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Road. $10 advance, $12 at door; 360-592-3051 or 360-592-0976.

The 32nd Annual Deming Logging Show Authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest raises money for busted-up loggers. Free beer stein included with admission.

WeSNiP’s NOT your average garage sale! 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m., former Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Road. 360-398-8262. Sale items include artwork, garden accessories, housewares, collectibles, furniture, kid’s stuff exercise and sports equipment, plants, seasonal goods, bake sale, “man cave.”

Oct. 17

Love INC’s 4th Fall Fundraiser and 25th Anniversary Celebration

6 p.m., Bellingham Covenant Church, 1530 E. Bakerview Road. $20.

Event includes hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auction, dessert dash and musical entertainment. Call 360-671-6201 by Oct. 13 for reservations. See http://whatcomloveinc.org/ for updated list of auction items.

Oct. 18

Come Join Hands

1 p.m., PACE Atelier Art Studio For Children / Green Frog Glass, 3815 Bakerview Spur, No. 1.$20 for 8-inch-round clay slab, or two for $35. Call 360-255-2056.

Join Parent to Parent of Whatcom County to create a keepsake handprint of your child, pet, or both. Proceeds benefit program that supports families of children with developmental delays, disabilities and ongoing health care needs. First come, first served. Advance purchases accepted but not required.

Operation Warm Firefighters Coats for Kids

9 p.m., Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. $10 suggested donation; 360-410-9998. The Bellingham/ Whatcom County Firefighters, IAFF Local 106, gear up for benefit for Firefighters for Operation Warm. This year, two county firefighters have joined forces with national nonprofit “Firefighters for Operation Warm,” a movement led by professional firefighters to combat effects of childhood poverty while saving U.S. Event features music by SpaceBand and Bellingham pipes and drums.

Independence Cabaret: Supporting Brigadoon Service Dogs

7 p.m., The Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. $35 per person (buy table for $265). Call 360-224-4082.

Enjoy dancing and performances by singers and dancers, plus hors d’oeuvres, desserts, raffle prizes and more. Proceeds support Brigadoon Service Dogs in Whatcom County. Details: www.brigadoondogs.org.

Oct. 24

Everson Library Friends 3rd Annual Murder Mystery

7:30 p.m., Hopewell Grange, Everson, 3440 Hopewell Road. $10. Sam Club, private eye, is in hot chocolate ... er, hot water ... when the priceless edible chocolate sculpture he’s guarding is stolen en route to the Gallery of Amazing Art. Enjoy hearty laughs, snacks, beverages, and the chance to guess “who done it” at “The Case of the Malted Falcon.” Satisfy your chocolate cravings with silent auction. Proceeds benefit Everson Library Friends. Contact Everson Library, 360-305-3600, for ticket info.

Oct. 25

BUF Annual Harvest Festival

10 a.m., Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Free; 360-733-3837 or admin@buf.org. Festival offers arts, crafts, live music, children’s activities and free advice on Smartphones at annual harvest festival. Seventeen artists and craftspeople will sell photography, greeting cards, jewelry, specialty foods, handwoven rugs, glass, pottery, knitted caps, handmade dolls, paintings, drawings, quilts and holiday tamale orders. Musicians perform noon to 3 p.m., including Karen FitzGerald, Christina Paliyevalt Burkett, Soggy Bottom Boys and Andy Marshall.

Costume Sale: Bellingham Theatre Guild

10 a.m., Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St.; 360-733-1811 Find the perfect Halloween costume, maybe something from “Sweeney Todd” or an old-timey dress, funny shoes, who knows? Great prices; items for men and women. Sale ends 2 p.m.

Interfaith Coalition Winter Coat Drive

11 a.m., Church of the Assumption gym, 2116 Cornwall Ave. Free; 360-734-3983. Interfaith is collecting 3,000 winter coats, hats, gloves and scarves for men, women and children in five locations in county. Items will be distributed in Bellingham, Blaine, Everson, Ferndale and Deming.

Square Dance Benefit

6:30 p.m., Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. Tickets at the door: $5 students, $10 adults, $25 family. Lucas Hicks will call the dances in benefit for Cascades Montessori Middle School. There will be homemade chili and cornbread, watermelon and baked goods for purchase. All ages welcome.