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Charity calendar: Bluegrass concert in Bellingham to raise money for Maple Alley Inn

May 14

Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick

7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St., Bellingham. $15. Two of the country’s best bluegrass artists will perform the songs of Vern Williams and Ray Parks . For an evening of real-deal bluegrass, don’t miss Laurie Lewis (fiddle, vocals) and Kathy Kallick (guitar, vocals) with Tom Rozum (mandolin, vocals), Cary Black (bass, vocals), and Patrick Sauber (banjo). A portion of the concert proceeds will benefit Maple Alley Inn, which provides meals for families in need. 360-733-5960

May 15

Annual Pancake Feed

7-11 a.m., The Hub, 903 1/2 N. State St., Bellingham. Donations accepted. 360-255-2072. Come join the Hub Community Bike Shop and the Alley District for the Annual Pancake Feed. This Bike-to-Work-and-School Day station always happens to be the most happening spot. We will be sporting the usual drill of pancakes (with gluten-free options) and other classic complementary breakfast foods. Coffee and a variety of other breakfast beverages will be served as well. Expect live music and entertainment along with the second annual Mini Bike Race. The course will run through the shop, under the interurban bridge, and run a perimeter around our block with some unexpected obstacles and danger elements.

Friends of the Deming Library Spring Book and Plant Sale

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 15-16. Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Highway, 360-305-3600. Two book and plant sale weekends. Money raised at this sale goes to the Friends of the Deming Library to pay for Deming Library building maintenance and library programs.

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.

Cascade Cuts Plant Sale

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cascade Cuts, 632 Montgomery Road, Bellingham. 360-671-6310. The extensive wholesale perennial, annual, veggie and herb nursery, Cascade Cuts, is open to the public just one day a year as a fundraiser for Sustainable Connections’ Food & Farming Program. A prime destination for gardeners, landscapers, and anyone looking for a lovely hanging basket, the Cascade Cuts Plant Sale offers a treasure trove of plants and gardening essentials. Lining walkways and packing greenhouses are colorful ornamental, dozens of varieties of lavender, basil, and other culinary herbs, and, of course, flowers. Tucked in the 12 greenhouses and many outside growing area are intriguing oddities including coffee trees, hops, compost tea machines and unusual herbs.

Spring Book, Bake, & Plant Sale

10 a.m. North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Road, Maple Falls, 360-305-3600, 360-599-2020. Find great prices and a large selection of used books, baked goods, and plants for your garden at the Friends of the North Fork Library annual spring sale, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 16-17. All funds raised go toward maintenance of the North Fork Community Library. Donations of books in good condition still accepted.

Celebration With Tasting of Wines, Chocolate & Cheese

6-9 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 pianist Jon Mutchler, and several artists will exhibit their work.

May 25

Memorial Day Barbecue

10 a.m.-5 p.m., BelleWood Acres Distilling & Event Center, 6140 Guide Meridian. 360-318-7720. Celebrate Memorial Day at Bellewood Acres with a barbecue benefiting Growing Veterans.

May 29

YWCA Leadership Power Breakfast and Fundraiser

7-9 a.m., Best Western Plus The Lakeway Inn, 714 Lakeway Drive. $50. 360-671-1011. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the YWCA’s historic landmark home and share a story of triumph after personal crisis at the YWCA 21st annual Leadership Breakfast. This event raises funds to support the YWCA transitional and emergency housing program for women made homeless by a life crisis such as domestic violence, job loss or physical or mental illness. Bellingham author and motivational speaker Colleen Haggerty will keynote the breakfast.

June 4

Handbags For Housing

5-8:30 p.m. Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. $25-$50. 360-778-7000. This event includes the celebrated “handbag bazaar,” an eclectic fashion show featuring more than 10 local stores and boutiques, a live handbag auction and a fun-filled raffle. Wine and cocktail samplings paired with mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres round out this exciting and unique event, which raises essential support for housing and services benefiting homeless families in the community. handbagsforhousing.com.

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