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Charity calendar: Bellingham Circus Guild students will display their talents at fundraiser

May 6

Jensina Oliver, Pianist

10:30-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St., Bellingham. Donations accepted. 360-734-2770. The Bellingham Music Club presents pianist Jensina Oliver, who’ll be performing works by Mozart, Joplin, Gershwin, Piazzolla and Ginastera. Donations will be accepted to fund awards for local students. Details: bellinghammusicclub.org.

May 7

Bellingham Circus Guild students

7 p.m. The Bellingham Circus Guild featuring the talented aerial, acrobatic and clown students of Chelsea Barrett, Dream Frohe, Chipp Allard and Della Moustachella in a performance at the guild’s Cirque Lab, 1401 Sixth St.

This is a fundraiser to buy more equipment for the Bellingham Circus Guild, and for students to show their friends and family what they have been learning in classes.

Suggested donation is $5 to $25.

Details: bellinghamcircusguild.com.

May 8

Dance 2 Donate for Type 1 Diabetes

6:30 p.m., Meridian Middle School, 861 Ten Mile Rd., Lynden. $6-$20. 360-398-2291. Local author Trish Richardson hosts Dance 2 Donate for Type 1 Diabetes, a zumba-type event to raise money and awareness to support Richardson’s upcoming book for kids with type 1 diabetes and those who love them.

May 9

Roar and Soar 5K

9:30-11 a.m., Fisher Elementary School, 501 14th St., Lynden. $20 advance; $25 day of event. 360-354-4291. This is a community, family-friendly run/walk to help bring schools and community together in a healthy way. All monies raised will go to Fisher Elementary PTA to enable them to provide enrichment programs, field trips, educational tools, technology and any other educational need the students of Fisher have. The 5K will begin and end at Fisher but will pass through Lynden neighborhoods and Lynden City Park. facebook.com/RoarAndSoar5k.

WSU Whatcom County Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale

9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hovander Homestead Park, 5299 Nielsen Ave., Ferndale. Free; About 23 varieties of locally grown tomatoes, specialty perennials, herbs, hand grafted fruit trees and natives for sale. Visit the demonstration gardens or stop by the plant clinic and information booth; mini-workshops will be on-going throughout the day, plus food, other partner nursery vendors and displays. Cash, checks and credit and debit cards accepted. Sale proceeds go to support the WSU Whatcom Master Gardener program.

Home Port Learning Center Annual Fundraiser

6:30 p.m., VFW Post 1585, 625 N. State St. 360-715-8860. $25-$30. Home Port is throwing a bash and kicking off a silent auction to benefit the school and all of its students. Food, fun, music, a cash bar and a silent auction full of something for everyone.

May 10

Mother’s Day at Big Rock Garden

1-4 p.m. 2900 Sylvan St., Bellingham Walk the garden trails with blooming azaleas and rhododendrons and about 30 of the city’s permanent sculpture collection. Live music by Spinnaker Trombones from 1 to 3 p.m. Plein-air artists Louise Perram, Lyz Staman, Trish Harding, Erin Libby, Laurel Baldwin, Pat Stiles and Sherri Guiton will be painting in the park; sales of art will benefit the park. Whatcom Poetry Series poets Luther Allen, Jim Bertolino, Anita K. Boyle, Jeni Cottrell, Caitlyn Jans, Jacob Jans, Judy Kleinberg, Andy McBride, Kate Miller, Kevin Murphy, CJ Prince and Carla Shafer will read from their works. Park at Bloedel Donovan and ride the free shuttle; first shuttle leaves the parking lot at 12:45 p.m. Parking at Big Rock is extremely limited. Details: 360-778-7105.

May 16

Friends of the Point Roberts Library Spring Book Sale

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Point Roberts Library, 1437 Gulf Road. Free. 360-305-3600. This is a weekend-long used book sale and collectible book table. The Point Roberts Garden Club also will be on hand for a book and plant sale. There will be all sorts of books on sale (fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, cookbooks), as well as DVDs, CDs and more. Proceeds help support local library programs and projects.

Celebration With Tasting of Wines, Chocolate & Cheese

6 p.m.-9 p.m., BelleWood Acres Distilling & Event Center, 6140 Guide Meridian. $25. 360-318-7720. This event is a fundraiser for Kiwanis youth programs and features numerous vendor samples and sales of products, including Bellewood Spirits, Odin microbrews, and the chocolate fountain. Music will be provided by Whatcom pianist Jon Mutchler, and several artists will exhibit their work.

Home Port fundraiser phone number corrected May 4, 2015.

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