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Charity Calendar: Show off your moustache at The Shakedown

Nov. 23

Toy Drive for Foster Kids

9 a.m., Sleep Country USA, 4229 Meridian St. 360-756-1214. Sleep Country USA hosts its Secret Santa Toy Drive. Donate new, unwrapped gifts to any Sleep Country store until Dec. 14.

Women’s Professional Network - Raffle Dash and Gala

7 a.m., Best Western Plus The Lakeway Inn, 714 Lakeway Drive. $25; $1 raffle tickets. 360-671-1011. Women’s Professional Network of Bellingham hosts annual Gala and Raffle Dash. Proceeds from the sale of breakfast tickets and raffle tickets benefit the Agape Home and Lydia Place.

Nov. 29

Stash Bash

9 p.m., The Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. $1-$5. 360-778-1067. Proceed benefit iDiOM Theater. Admission: $1 with mustache, $3 with fake mustache, $5 with no mustache. Music with Willdabeast and DJ KitchenSink. Best mustache contest instructions: On night of the event, post a picture of your mustache on Bellinghamnitelife.com’s Facebook page. The person with the most “Likes” will win a prize. For people 21 and older.

“America’s Diamond:” A Neil Diamond Tribute

8 p.m., Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham. $29.99-$34.99 360-733-5793 Jay White’s warm stage presence and faithful delivery of Neil Diamond’s musical milestones create a truly enjoyable and memorable experience for audiences everywhere. Box Office: 360-734-6080, www.mountbakertheatre.com. A portion of the proceeds benefit Brigid Collins House.

Dec. 5

Wine and Dessert Reception

7-9 p.m., Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden. $10 advance, $15 day of show. 360-354-3600. Benefit for Lynden Holiday Promotions. Winners of the holiday baking contest announced, and their desserts available for tasting. Price includes dessert and one glass of wine or coffee. Enjoy live music and other activities.

Blaine Friends Holiday Book Sale

10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blaine Library, 610 Third St. 360-305-3600. The annual Friends of the Blaine Library book sale coincides with Blaine’s Holiday Harbor Lights festival. Proceeds support library programs and services.

Annual Aerial Showcase

8 p.m., Bellingham Circus Guild, 1401 Sixth St. $8-$12. Aerial acts performed throughout 2014 by members of Bellingham Circus Guild are presented in action-packed, gravity-defying show that benefits the guild. All-ages shows at 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and 7 p.m. Dec. 6; cabaret show for people 21 and older at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 6.

Dec. 6

NWFR and WCFD4 Santa Run

9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Whatcom County Fire District No. 4, 4142 Britton Loop. 360-318-9933. Firefighters and fire trucks from North Whatcom Fire and Rescue and Fire District No. 4 will escort Santa and make stops throughout the district. The district is collecting toys, food and cash to support Whatcom County Project Santa Claus. Enjoy hot cider and candy canes and take pictures with Santa.

Holiday Tree Lighting

4 p.m.-6 p.m., Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham. 360-392-3100 Join Hotel Bellwether for trees decorated by local businesses, pictures with Santa, hot apple cider, and festive music. Bring a food or monetary donation to Dorothy Place and receive a ballot to vote on your favorite holiday tree. Ballots will later be entered in a raffle to win one night stay in the Signature Lighthouse Suite.

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