Vintage stamp sale will benefit Whatcom non-profit agencies

SUNDAY, Sept. 28

Giant Used

Rubber Stamp

Benefit Sale

11 a.m. Stampadoodle & The Paper Cafe, Bellingham, 1825 Grant St.; Bellingham:

Stampadoodle & The Paper Cafe are having a used and vintage Rubber Stamp sale to benefit local non-profits via a donation fund that was started six years ago. Proceeds are used to buy art supplies for local non-profit groups. Sale is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

African Children’s Choir

7 p.m.; Immanuel Bible Church, Bellingham; By donation; (360) 733-2149

The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.

MONDAY, Sept. 29

Donation Drive for Veterans Assistance Dogs

9 a.m. Mattress Discounters, Bellingham, 1315 Bakerview Road

Veterans Dogs assist active and retired military members who have sustained injuries like severe head wounds, hearing loss and amputations. These highly skilled dogs are trained to perform everyday tasks that can help a veteran regain independence and put his or her life together after sustaining an injury — tasks like opening doors, turning on lights and alerting them to alarms. Find more information and donate to help train and make these dogs available: www.mattressdiscountersdogs.com.

FRIDAY, Oct. 3

WeSNiP’s NOT your average garage sale

9 a.m. Bakerview Nursery & Garden Center, Bellingham, 945 E. Bakerview Rd.; ; 360-398-8262

WeSNiP’s NOT your average garage sale! Made possible by generous donations from our many individual and business supporters, it will include artwork, garden accessories, housewares, collectibles, furniture, kids’ items, exercise and sports equipment, plants, seasonal goods, bake sale, and more. Also runs Oct. 4-6 and 11-12.


Haiti Water Project

9 a.m. Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Lynden, 1105 Liberty St.

A community walk/5K run to raise money for Starfish Ministries, which brings relief to Haiti in Jesus’ name by drilling wells. Cost: $10 per person or $25 per family. Make checks payable to Starfish Ministries and pay at the event. Preregister by emailing friendlyfootstepswater@gmail.com by Sept. 21 to receive a free t-shirt at the event. Include your name(s) and t-shirt size(s). Youth S, M, L, Adult S, M, L, XL available.

Historical Society Benefit Garage Sale

9 a.m. Whatcom County Territorial Courthouse, Bellingham, 1308 E St.

All proceeds go to support the maintenance and operations of the oldest brick building in Washington State - the Territorial Whatcom County Courthouse. Take a peek at the interior restoration while you are shopping. Lots of collectibles, historical books and other items. Still accepting donations. Call 384-4209 for drop off times or to arrange pick up.

Lynden Lions Club Model Train Show

9 a.m. Northwest Washington Fair and Events Center, Lynden, 1775 Front St.

30th Annual Lynden Lions Club model train show. Over 50,000 sq ft of layouts, exhibits, and vendors. Most gauges represented. For train buffs and children of all ages. All profits go to Lions Club projects. Adults $7, Seniors $6, Ages 6-12 $5, Under 6 free, Family $22.

Annual Fall Fruit Festival

10 a.m. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson, 6906 Goodwin Road

An annual event for over two decades, visitors have more than 200 varieties of fruit and fruit products to taste and enjoy. Live music provides background, and Julia’s Pumpkin Patch is open for u-pick or we-pick pumpkins and gourds. Admission fee goes to support educational programs at Cloud Mountain Farm Center. Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Details: cloudmountainfarmcenter.org. $3.50/person, $9 carload; 360-966-5859.

Oct. 10

Opening Night Reception and screening of Craig Johnson’s “The Skeleton Twins” to Benefit Whatcom Center for Early Learning

5 p.m. Pickford Film Center, Bellingham, 1318 Bay St.; Suggested Donation $50; 360-671-3660 ext 113

Whatcom Center for Early Learning (WCEL) hosts an opening night reception and screening of “The Skeleton Twins,” directed by Craig Johnson. Join us at 5 p.m. for wine and hors d’oeuvres in the Pickford lobby, and stay for the 6:30 p.m. film screening followed by a Q & A with Johnson. Suggested Donation $50. Call 360-671-3660 ext 113 or e-mail info@wcel.net for reservations.

Oct. 11

Ragfinery hosts Eileen Fisher’s Green Eileen pop-up shop

12 p.m. Ragfinery, Bellingham, 1421 N. Forest St.; 360-738-6977

Green Eileen is a recycled clothing program committed to reducing environmental impact and generating income to support social programs. Come visit the pop-up shop at Ragfinery, where you can shop their collection of gently worn Eileen Fisher clothing and learn about your community. Green Eileen will be bringing close to 500 garments for display and sale. Note that Ragfinery will have a delayed opening on this day (open noon to 5 p.m.) to prepare for this event.