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Charity calendar: Field to Flame dinner features guest chefs, gourmet menu

Aug. 30

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 fresh local food. Guests will enjoy a rich menu, bucolic setting, live music, 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.

BAAY Summer Season Gala

1 p.m. BAAY, 1059 N. State St. Celebrate a successful and accomplished summer season with a gala preceding the final performance of the summer, “Hercules.” Gala tickets are $20 and include your admission to the show. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided. Any questions? Contact Sara Alkhedairy at sara@baay.org. Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets.

Sept. 6

Co-op Farm Fund Hootenanny Benefit

6 -9:30 p.m., Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. $5-$20, 360-647-5993. The Hootenanny is back by popular request. Join the fun and support local farms. The Community Food Co-op is happy to co-sponsor this lively, fun community event with Sustainable Connections as part of Eat Local Month. Eat and drink local goods throughout the night (available by purchase), delicious local Boundary Bay BBQ.

Sept. 9

Textile Arts of Asia with Karen Selk

7 p.m. Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden. $10, 360-354-3600. Karen Selk has been a textile designer and artist since 1972. She has traveled and led tours throughout Asia, researching the history and heritage of silk. In this talk, she will share her knowledge of weaving and fusing felt with silk. Some of her collections of Asian silk garments will be modeled during the presentation. Tickets are available in the Gallery Shop or by calling 360-354-3600. Proceeds benefit the Jansen Art Center.

Sept. 11

Opening Ceremonies of Bellingham Beer Week!

5 p.m., Elizabeth Station, 1400 W. Holly St. $25 for 10 tastes, 360-733-8982. Fundraiser to benefit Our TreeHouse for young and old community members. Come taste 10 special brews that have never been in Bellingham before. Local food trucks will be pairing special dinners for each brew. Vote for your favorite pairing! We also have a bouncy house for kids.

Sept. 12

Compete for a Cause Cribbage Tournament

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. 360-647-5993. Reserve your spot on the bracket today! Join us for the ninth annual Cribbage Tournament benefiting the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center and its mission to provide and promote constructive and Collaborative Approaches to Conflict. The tournament will take place at Boundary Bay’s new brew facility, the Annex Garden, located next door at 1103 Railroad Ave. Early registration is encouraged and spectators are welcome. Registration is $25 in advance, $30 at the door; students and seniors $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets are available at cribbage.bpt.me/. Registration forms are also at the Boundary Bay by cash or check. Details: Jenny at events@bbaybrewery.com.

Sept. 13

Somero Project First Annual 5K

12 p.m., Lake Padden Park, 2244 Samish Way. $20-$30, 360-778-8000. A nonprofit organization, The Somero Project, run by Bellingham residents, hosts its first 5K race at Lake Padden. Funds raised from the race will go towards buying malaria nets for the villagers in Uganda where their school, funded by the project, is located.

Sept. 19

Pancake Breakfast

8-11 a.m., VFW Post 9301, 7011 Hannegan Road. $6; free for children 5 and under. 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.

Girls Night Out

10 a.m.-10 p.m., Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. $15-$30. Girls Night Out is a fundraiser benefiting Lydia Place, a Bellingham nonprofit agency that serves homeless families. Spend your day “Passport Shopping” in the historic Fairhaven District.

Whatcom Museum Advocates 11th Annual Tag Sale

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Whatcom Museum - Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. Free. Help the Whatcom Museum Advocates raise funds for exhibitions and programming by shopping at the 11th annual Tag Sale. There’s something for everyone with a wide selection of fine art, linens, china, jewelry, toys and household items for sale. Admission to the Syre building is free that day.

Harvest Celebration

5:30-8:30 p.m., Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. $17. Celebrate with us and support the Bellingham Senior Activity Center. This evening includes an elegant dinner with your choice of salmon or halibut and a comedy performance from the talented comedians from The Upfront Theatre.

Sept. 20

Chuckanut Century Bike Event

7 a.m.-4 p.m., Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. $55-$60, 360-647-5993. Join this supported bike ride with five ride options from 25-124 miles, with well-marked routes and many food stops. Proceeds benefit Our Treehouse, a Bellingham organization that provides a safe environment where children and their families grieving a death can share their experiences and help them heal.

Work Opportunities Run Walk & Roll 5k

9 a.m., Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 N. Harbor Loop Drive. $10-$15, 360-676-2500. This annual celebration of everybody’s abilities will take place in conjunction with National Disability Employment Awareness Month, . a campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The theme for 2015 is “My Disability Is One Part of Who I Am.” In addition to the race itself, there will be activities for the whole family, including live entertainment and prize drawings. Proceeds will benefit Work Opportunities, a local nonprofit organization that connects adults with disabilities and business partners in order to build diverse and resilient communities. Details: http://workopportunities.org.

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