Charity calendar: Book sale will raise money for Lynden library

April 6

Group Art Purchase

10 a.m. Whatcom Land Trust office, 412 N. Commercial St. Group Art Purchase raises money to purchase art for enrichment of various spaces. The artist will receive 100 percent of the money raised, and the chosen site will own a piece of artwork to enhance their space. Laurie Potter’s painting, which depicts the “Ladies of the Lake” property acquired by Whatcom Land Trust, will be placed in the Land Trust office will remain there permanently. The fundraiser ends April 30. All money pledged will go to the purchase of this professionally framed painting, which is priced at $750. The mission of the Whatcom Land Trust is to preserve and protect wildlife habitat, scenic, agricultural, and open space lands in Whatcom County for future generations by securing interests in land and promoting land stewardship. In the exhibit, Potter will showing a handful of new paintings based on Whatcom-protected lands. Details: indiegogo.com/projects/group-art-purchase-for-whatcom-land-trust.

April 10

Lynden Friends Book Sale

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 10, and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Lynden Library, 216 Fourth St. Sale includes a great selection of books for all ages and interests, movies, audio books and music CDs. Sponsored by Friends of the Lynden Library to support library programs and services.

Orca Whales Benefit Concert with Dana Lyons

7:30 p.m. The Willows, 3115 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham. The Willows welcomes local singer and songwriter Dana Lyons on his Great Salish Sea Tour. Orca Network will be on hand to provide information about their organization. The concert is free; donations to Orca Network will be appreciated.

April 11

Backstage @ the Border 7 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 382 Boblett St., Blaine. $7 donation at the door; 360-927-9085. Woe Be Gone — Bellingham group sensation made up of Clea Taylor, cello; Britt Keeton, fiddle and banjo; and Zach Bauman, mandolin and guitar — play a blend of genres from Irish to American folk music. Proceeds are donated to community outreach programs benefiting the Blaine/Birch Bay community. Details: http://www.backstageattheborder.com.

April 16

F.A.M.E. Female Artists for Music Education Benefit

7:30 p.m., Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Road, Bellingham. $20 at door, 360-647-1444. Annual spring fundraiser for Bellingham Sings. Greta Matassa, Andrea Rackl, Misty Flowers, and the Honeybees will share the stage with Allegra Women’s Ensemble and Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers, for and evening of wine, women and song —and chocolates. 360-676-1024, www.bellinghamsings.org.

Bellingham Kiwanis Theater Night and Silent Auction

6:45 p.m.-10 p.m., Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St., Bellingham. $20; $36 for two. Live performance of “The Foreigner” and silent auction will help fund many youth and community projects supported by the Kiwanis Club of Bellingham. 360-714-8156.

April 17

Dare to Dream Gala

6 p.m., Best Western Lakeway Inn, 714 Lakeway Drive. $75;, 360-671-1011. This will be an evening of inspiration and support for Engedi Refuge, a restoration program in the Pacific Northwest for survivors of sex trafficking.

April 18

Fun With The Fuzz 5k

9 a.m.-12 p.m., Bellingham Police Department, 505 Grand Ave., Bellingham. $20; 360-778-8800. The annual Fun With The Fuzz 5k is a road race that supports families of police officers who are killed in the line of duty. All of the proceeds are donated directly to the Behind the Badge Foundation.

Kids Lego Build Competition

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or 2.-4:30 p.m., The Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. $10. Ages 9-12, 2-4 p.m.: Children have two hours to build the biggest, coolest, whatever thing their minds can create in the category of “Bellingham in Bricks.” Ages 5-8,11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Open build - kids create whatever they want. All participants receive a certificate of participation. Registration required: innerchildstudio.org. Proceeds benefit Inner Child Studio, a Bellingham nonprofit that brings educational toys and games to people of all ages. 360-920-2591.

Brigid Collins Benefit Concert

7 p.m. Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. $15; 360-734-6080 Sharon Mayson and Shauna Rae Samograd host a benefit for Brigid Collins Family Center, with local musicians Diane Leigh, Ray Wolpow, Bill Muir, Les Browning, Cary Stevens, Rick Baunach, Carly Gilliland and Jen Mayer. Refreshments by donation and bar service available. Cabaret style seating with room to dance.

April 23

Bellingham Senior Activity Center Annual Plant Sale

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Come by the senior center for selections from local nurseries, house plants, vegetable starts and home-grown plants. All proceeds benefit the Bellingham Senior Activity Center.

Donor Reception

7 p.m., Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Free; an offering will be taken for Lighthouse Mission. The evening will start with hors d’oeuvres. Guest speaker is Jason Nightingale of Wordsower International, speaking about the letter of Paul to the Philippians. Executive Director Ron Buchinksi will share how the Lighthouse Mission continues to serve those in need.

April 24

One Spirit Medical Missions Fundraiser for Haitian Community Health Programs

7 p.m., Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. $25 Guests will enjoy live music, food, a dessert auction and a silent auction while helping One Spirit Medical Missions fund scholarships for medical students in Haiti and work towards the establishment of a clinic. Admission includes one complimentary glass of wine or beer.

April 24

April Brews Day

5:30-10 p.m., Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave., Bellingham. $20-$40; 360-778-7000. Join local and regional brewers as they share their micro-brews in a fundraiser for The Max Higbee Center, a nonprofit agency that provides recreational opportunities for teens and adults with developmental disabilities.

April 30

Empty Bowls Benefit for Bellingham Food Bank & Maple Alley Inn

5:30.-8 p.m., Old World Deli, 1228 N. State St., Bellingham. $15; 360-738-2090. Whatcom Artists of Clay and Kiln (WACK) event to benefit the Bellingham Food Bank and Maple Alley Inn. $15 entry fee includes a handmade bowl, a portion of soup and bread. There also will be a silent auction of platters handmade by local ceramic artists. Hosted by Old World Deli.