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Craft fair, BelleWood, supermoon, masks and musical instruments

Jamie Phillips lets her daughter Emma Phillips sniff a scented candle at the Lynden Craft and Antique Show in 2013.
Jamie Phillips lets her daughter Emma Phillips sniff a scented candle at the Lynden Craft and Antique Show in 2013. Bellingham Herald file

The annual Fall Craft and Antique Show is in Lynden this weekend, along with mask-making at county libraries, an instrument petting zoo and a “supermoon.”

Get crafty

More than 100 vendors are featured in the Fall Craft and Antique Show, from 10 a.m. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 13-14, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in the expo building at the Northwest Washington Fair and Events Center, 1775 Front St., Lynden. Admission is $6; $5 for those 60 and older; 12 and under free. Return privileges and free parking. Info: lyndencraftantiqueshow.com.

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Ziggy Newlin plays in the tiresat BelleWood Acres in 2013. MATT McDONALD Bellingham Herald file

Fall at the farm

Harvest season is well under way with special activities at BelleWood Acres, an apple farm with activities such as corn maze and corn cannon geared toward families and children. Admission is free, but there are fees for some activities. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with U-pick apples and pumpkins, live music, a cafe, craft store and distillery. Info: bellewoodfarms.com, 360-318-7720.

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Ben Wohlrab shows his Creature of the Black Lagoon mask at the Lynden Public Library in 2012. NICK GONZALES Bellingham Herald file

Halloween disguise

Free mask-making activities for children continue through the month at various Whatcom County Library System branches, including from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Everson McBeath Library, 104 Kirsch Drive, Everson; and from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St., Ferndale. Check WCLS.org for dates and locations, including South Whatcom, Sumas, Island, Point Roberts, North Fork and Lynden libraries. Info: wcls.org, 360-305-3600.

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Moonrise over Mount Baker. Sunday, Oct. 16, will showcase the first of three autumn “supermoons,” when a full moon coincides with perigee – the moon’s closest point to Earth in its elliptical monthly orbit. Bellingham Herald file

Howl at the supermoon

Step outside at 7:06 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, for the first of three autumn “supermoons,” when a full moon coincides with perigee – the moon’s closest point to Earth in its elliptical monthly orbit. Some 99 percent of the lunar face will be illuminated. Info: earthsky.org.

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David Zagelow, left, and his son Gavion Zagelow pose with different kinds of flutes. Joanna Zagelow Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Instruments on parade

An Instrument Petting Zoo offers information about various musical instruments and demonstrations of how they are played, free from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Evergreen Music Studios, 2209 Elm St. No. 2. Folks from Quist Violins and Wind Works will attend, along with music teachers. It’s a “Purple Friday,” so there’s no classes for Bellingham Schools. Info: 360-220-4628, evergreenmusicstudios.com, or the Bellingham Instrument Petting Zoo page on Facebook.

What are you going to get out and do next weekend? Share with Robert Mittendorf: 360-715-2805, @bhamMitty, facebook.com/bellinghamherald. Tell us about your event at least three weeks in advance to be considered for this column.

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