Charity calendar: Bellingham dentist’s Halloween candy buyback sends goodies to troops overseas

Nov. 2

Donation Drive for Veterans Assistance Dogs

9 a.m., Mattress Discounters, 1315 Bakerview Road; by donation. Veterans dogs assist active and retired military members who have sustained injuries, such as head wounds, hearing loss and amputations. The highly skilled dogs are trained to perform everyday tasks that can help a veteran regain independence and put his or her life together, helping with such tasks as opening doors, turning on lights and alerting them to alarms. Details: http://www.mattressdiscountersdogs.com/

Nov. 4

Halloween Candy Buy Back Program

3 p.m., Faith Bult Dentistry, 405 32nd St., Suite 100; free; 360-715-3333. Trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to the office of Bellingham dentist Dr. Faith Bult from 3 to 5 p.m. and receive $1 per pound, as well as other free goodies. The candy is sent to troops overseas, along with other items donated by local companies.

Nov. 7

Lynden Friends book and Bake Sale

10 a.m., Lynden Public Library, 216 Fourth St.; free admission. Sale includes books for all ages and interests, as well ass movies, audiobooks, music CDs and baked goods. Sponsored by Friends of the Lynden Library to support library programs and services.

Haitian Metal Art

6-10 p.m.,The Lucky Monkey, 312 W. Champion St., presents a variety of new Haitian metal art wall hangings for its November art show. The opening Friday night, 6-10 p.m. Nov. 7 during the Art Walk will also be a benefit for the Haitian artists and their families. An extra portion of any of the art sold that night will go to The Help Haiti Fund sponsored by at Beyond Borders who work directly with the recycled steel drum artists. 360-393-4068.

Spaghetti Feed and Youth Jazz Band

5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St., Blaine. $5-$10 360-332-8040 The Blaine Senior Center hosts their annual Spaghetti Feed and Youth Jazz Band event featuring dinner and a live performance.360-332-8040

Nov. 8

WWU Theatre Ambassadors Tour Fundraiser Cabaret

2 and 7 p.m., Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center, 516 High St.; $10 suggested donation, 360-650-6146 Each year the theater department at WWU selects a small group of students to represent the school as theater ambassadors. The cabaret raises money for the program. Details: http://www.tickets.wwu.edu/

Nov. 9

Project Santa Car Cruise for Kids

10 a.m.-1 p.m., Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand St., Bellingham. Gifts for children 360-676-6700 Collector Cars meet near Starbucks on Guide Meridian (4277 Meridian St.) under the direction of the Fourth Corner Elites Car Club of Bellingham and Cruise downtown to the court house with toys and monetary donations for the Whatcom Co Sheriff’s Departments’ Project Santa.