Charity calendar: Girls Night Out in Fairhaven will benefit Lydia Place

Sept. 17

Make.Shift Benefit Night

3-10 p.m. Rock and Rye Oyster House, 1145 N. State St. Come down and enjoy a cocktail, oysters or a lovely dinner all to support Make.Shift Art Space. Ten percent of the evening’s sales will be donated to the local art and music nonprofit. Details: makeshiftproject.com.

Sept. 18

Annual Fall Book Sale:

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 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.

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.

Blaine Senior Center Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

8-11 a.m., Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. Adults $6, children 12 and younger $4, 360-332-8040. Join in with our community and enjoy pancakes, waffles or French toast, plus scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee, tea and orange 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.

International Day of Peace

7 p.m. The Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. 360-734-0217. Whatcom Peace and Justice Center hosts a fundraiser to support its work to create a voice for peace and social justice in Whatcom County through partnerships with local community and religious organizations, direct action, public witness, and education on alternatives to violence and war. Highlights include the ceremony for the Howard Harris Lifetime Peace Award to WPJC founding executive director Jamie K. Donaldson, music by the Bellingham Ukulele Orchestra and a baked goods and snack sale followed by a dance to music by The Walrus. Details: whatcompjc.org.

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.

Sept. 22

Spuds and Bingo at Blaine Senior Center

5-8 p.m., Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. $15 bingo, $6 meal. 360-332-8040. Win cash and fun prizes! Join in fun Bingo games with friends and bring the whole family. Early bird games start at 5:30 p.m., and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $15 for eight games and three cards each game. Come early and also enjoy a baked potato bar dinner at 5 p.m. for $6.

Sept. 26

Feed the Need: Food Truck Roundup

11 a.m., Civic Stadium parking lot, 1355 Civic Field Way, Bellingham; Industrial CU’s third annual Food Truck Round Up is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Round Up will kick-off this year’s Feed the Need Community Food Drive coming in October and benefit Whatcom County Food Banks. There will be 22 local food trucks with a variety of tasty food offerings; the beer garden will feature Kulshan Brewing Co. beer; and live music will be performed by SpaceBand. Tickets are available at all Industrial CU branches for $10. Pre-sale tickets include entry and $5 in Truck Bucks – used to purchase food, drinks and merchandise at the event. Additional Truck Bucks can also be pre-purchased to save time at the event. Truck Bucks will be the only currency accepted by food and beer vendors. Kids 12 and under get free admission but will still need Truck Bucks. If you do not pre-purchase your ticket, a $5 donation to the Food Bank will be collected at the entrance the day of the event and Truck Bucks will be available at the ticket booths. Details: CommunityFoodDrive.com or follow us on Facebook.