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
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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 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, and Friday, Aug. 21, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with a $4 per bag sale on Saturday. Sale offers a large selection of books and media for all ages. Most items are $1. Tables restocked continually. Proceeds benefit the library. Details: 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 Whatcom County Sheriffs’ Project Santa Claus program, and student scholarships.
4 p.m. Terra Organic, 1530 Cornwall Ave. Free The Bellingham Roller Betties and Downtown Bellingham Partnership host an outdoor bout from 4 to 7 p.m. with the Bellingham Roller Betties. Black Death and Red Riot will battle and show off the best roller derby in Whatcom County. The all-ages event includes food vendors and a kids area. Donations support Downtown Bellingham Partnership and Sea Mar Visions, a substance-abuse treatment facility for teen girls.
Annual Dog Days of Summer Festival
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lake Padden Park, 2244 Samish Way, Bellingham. Whatcom Humane Society’s Annual Dog Days of Summer Festival includes a 5k fun run and walk for dogs and people, followed by a festival for all animal lovers. Other attractions: more than 45 pet-related vendors, interactive doggie games and contests, an animal caricaturist, canine demonstrations, a dog agility area, kids’ area, and a vegetarian food court. Registration can be done in advance or the day of the event. Pre-registration fee: individual $25; day of event $30. Team registration is $75 for three to five members, $125 for six to 10 members; $175 for 11 to 20 members. Prizes awarded to the top three finishers in men’s, women’s, over 60, and kids divisions. Registered participants receive goodie bag and doggie bandana (while supplies last). Details: 360-733-2080, ext 3014, or whatcomhumane.org.
Sarah’s Skookum Swim
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Boulevard Park, 470 Bayview Drive. Pledge per mile; 360-778-7100. Seventeen-year-old Sarah Dealy embarks on a swim across Bellingham Bay to benefit Skookum Kids, a transitional home for foster kids that is opening soon. Details: skookumkids.org, and Facebook.
Jansen Art Center Block Party
4-8 p.m. Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden The annual Friends Bash Fundraiser celebrates the center’s third anniversary, thanks people who have helped the center, and welcomes new neighborhood businesses coming to Lynden. Food, beer and wine inclusive with $25 entry ticket. Music by Jansen Jazz Band Combo, Kuva Rhythm Project, and Silver City. Proceeds benefit the center. Tickets on sale at the center and Brown Paper Tickets.
Field to Flame Fundraiser Brunch
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Boxx Weddings, 6299 Northwest Road, $75; 360-647-7093. 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 Sustainable Connections collaboration with the NW Washington Chefs Collaboration, including chef mentorship, education in schools, and growing new farmers.