Activities and events this week include a Hispanic heritage festival, the Lynde 500, a showing of “Casablanca,” the Lummi Island market, and library crafts.
The 15th annual Fiestas Patrias celebrates Hispanic Heritage month with food, music, dancing horses, and the popular dance group Chicas Reinas from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St., Ferndale. Admission $1, free for veterans. A dance open to all ages is 8 p.m. to midnight: Admission is $20 per person in advance and $25 door, with ages 14 and younger free with family. Info: 360-255-1874, nwwhccweb.com.
Zany race in Lynden
Lynde 500, the celebrated push-kart race that’s a fundraiser for the Lynden Pioneer Museum, is at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5, at Fourth and Grover streets, Lynden. Free to watch. Info: Lynde 500 page on Facebook. Registration ends Saturday, Sept. 3.
Friday night flicks
See the tragic romance “Casablanca” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 Valley Highway, sponsored by the South Fork Valley Community Association. Admission is $5. Info: 360-592-2297.
Last Lummi Island market
The final Lummi Island Saturday Market of the season is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, in the field next to the Islander Grocery and SauseBurger Stand. Take the Whatcom Chief from Gooseberry Point, walk or drive one block south. Info: 360-380-0979 or 360-758-2815.
“Make It @ Your Library: Corner Bookmarks” is for all ages from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in the first-floor SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Info: 360-778-7217, bellinghampubliclibrary.org.
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.