8-11 a.m., VFW Post 9301, 7011 Hannegan Road, $6; free for children 5 and younger; Support your local veterans at the VFW Post 9301’s pancake breakfast, held on the third Saturday of each month. It includes pancakes, ham, sausage, eggs, milk, coffee and juice.
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Southside Summer BBQ Picnic
3-7 p.m., Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1720 Harris Ave. Donations accepted 360-733-6749 Join this community picnic and help raise funds for monthly Southside Community Meal. Enjoy food, live music, desserts and more.
Whatcom Humane Society’s Putts Fore Pets Golf Tournament
12-5 p.m., Bellingham Golf and Country Club, 3729 Meridian St. $500 per four-person team 360-733-3450 “Putts Fore Pets” is a charity golf tournament featuring a hole-in-one contest, raffles and a post-game buffet dinner. Details: whatcomhumane.org.
Friends of the Bellingham Public Library Summer Book Sale
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Bellingham Public Library’s Central Library, 210 Central Ave. 360-778-7323 The Friends of the Bellingham Public Library host a summer book sale Thursday, Aug. 20 and Friday, Aug. 21: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. (most items $1 both days); Saturday, Aug. 22: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: $4 per bag sale, with a large selection of books and media for all ages. Most items are $1. Tables are re-stocked continually. All proceeds benefit the library. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Summer Fun, Rod Run Car Show
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Deming Logging Showgrounds, 3295 Cedarville Road. $3; 360-592-3051 Enjoy a collector car show to benefit The Whatcom County Sheriffs’ Project Santa Claus and student scholarships.
Sarah’s Skookum Swim
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Boulevard Park, 470 Bayview Dr. pledge per mile; 360-778-7100; 17-year-old Sarah Dealy embarks on a swim across Bellingham Bay to benefit Skookum Kids, a transitional home for foster kids that's opening soon. Details: skookumkids.org, and on Facebook.
Jansen Art Center Block Party
4-8 p.m. Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden The annual Friends Bash Fundraiser to celebrate the center’s third anniversary, thank friends who have helped reach the third year of operation and meet new neighborhood businesses coming to Lynden. Food, beer and wine inclusive with entry ticket. Music by the Jansen Jazz Band Combo, Kuva Rhythm Project and Silver City. All inclusive tickets $25. Proceeds benefit the Jansen Art Center. Tickets for sale at the Jansen Art Center or Brown Paper Tickets. Ticket sales are limited.
Field to Flame Fundraiser Brunch
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Boxx Weddings, 6299 Northwest Road, $75; 360-647-7093; This inaugural event boasts seven guest chefs and seven gourmet courses featuring the fresh and delicious local food. Guests will enjoy a rich menu, bucolic setting, live music, delicious libations and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the work of Sustainable Connections collaboration with the NW Washington Chefs Collaboration including chef mentorship and education in schools and growing new farmers.