Charity calendar: New brews on tap for Bellingham Beer Week

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

Annual Fall Book Sale:

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 11-12 and 18-19. Deming Library, 5044 Mount Baker Highway. Find hundreds of titles, both fiction and non-fiction, for sale at the annual Fall Book Sale organized by the Friends of the Deming Library. Two big weekends, plus the sale will be open throughout the week for self-service during library open hours. Proceeds are used to maintain the Deming Library building and to provide library programing for the community. For more information contact Ellen Thompson, 360-592-5748.

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.

Nepal Adventure with Doreen Richmond and Jim Lane:

7:30 p.m. Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Road, Lummi Island. Doreen and Jim's Nepal adventure started out as a two-month trek along the Great Himalayan Trail beginning at Kanchenjunga in the east. It ended up becoming three different adventures punctuated by two earthquakes. This slideshow tells the tale of their adventures, the people they met, and their experiences related to the earthquakes. Sponsored by Friends of Island Library. Donations to support the Island Library welcomed.

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

Wander to Wander 1K

3:30 p.m., Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, 13 Prospect St. #201, Bellingham. $20-$25, 360-676-0122. Join the excitement of Bellingham Beer Week by participating in the second Annual Wander to Wander 1K, benefiting the WDRC and hosted by Wander Brewing. Beginning with doughnuts in the parking lot of Johnny’s Donuts, participants will ’wander’ (or sprint) along the route to Wander Brew Hall. At the finish, enjoy a complementary pint of beer, food trucks, and the fanfare of this exciting race! Costumes are encouraged. All ages, abilities, pets welcome. Registration includes a doughnut and pint of beer or root beer upon arrival at Wander Brewery. First 100 to register will receive a custom medal to show off your remarkable feat. Advanced registration: $20; day of: $25, Kids 12 and under FREE but need to preregister to receive a medal. Registration and check-in at 3:30 p.m. Register at wandertowander.bpt.me or in-person at 13 Prospect St., Suite 201, or or Wander Brew Hall.

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, 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.