School Garden Harvest Dinner
5 p.m. Whatcom Middle School, 810 Halleck St. Common Threads at Whatcom Middle School (in the cafeteria) hosts it sixth annual Harvest Dinner, kid-grown and kid-prepared, with produce coming from Common Threads’ partner school gardens. This event is open to all community members and celebrates the students, teachers, and families who are growing delicious food in school gardens. This is a vegetarian meal, we do our best to accommodate food allergies. 3:45 p.m.: Cooking begins at 5 p.m.: Music and games, touring Whatcom Middle School at 5:30 p.m. Dinner served at 6:30 p.m.: The Real Food Show by the Community Food Co-op. $5 suggested minimum donation - no one will be turned away for lack of funds! RSVP: 360-927-1590.
Halloween Book Sale
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1. Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St., 360-305-3600. Friends of Ferndale Library are holding a howling good Sci-Fi & Fantasy Fest over Halloween weekend at Ferndale Public Library. Hundreds of paperbacks in perfect condition by all the best authors are dying to belong to you. Customers are welcome during library open hours Oct. 30 through Nov. 1. All proceeds benefit the Ferndale Public Library.
The Arc's Halloween Party
5-7 p.m. Bloedel Donovan Park Building, 2214 Electric Ave. Free. There will be fun games and prizes for all to enjoy. Please dress in your costume and bring non-perishable food donations for the Bellingham Food Bank. This party will be a great inclusive opportunity for children and adults of all different abilities to interact and have fun together. Details: http://arcwhatcom.org/wp, 360-715-0170.
5:30 p.m., Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. $15. This event is open to anyone in the community age 21 and older. There will be Bingo, karaoke, and a Halloween costume contest, with beverages provided by Wander Brewing. Admission includes bingo sheets for all eight regular games, snacks, plus wine with a $2 suggested donation. In addition to eight regular games with a $30 payout, everyone will have an opportunity to purchase cards at $2 each for a “special bingo” where the winner will take home half the pot. All proceeds for the event support the programs and activities of the Bellingham Senior Activity Center. Details: Eric Pierson at 360-733-4030, ext. 1035, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Pancake Breakfast w/ Biscuits & Gravy
8-10:30 a.m., Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. $5 Adults, $3 Children 360-354-4501 This is a fundraiser breakfast serving pancakes (all you can eat) or French Toast, biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee.
Rooted Emerging Presents: A Masquerade Evening
6-9 p.m., Fairhaven Middle School, 110 Parkridge Road, Bellingham. 360-676-6450. Come join us for Rooted Emerging’s fourth annual night of music performance, storytelling, mask-making, fortune-telling, circus acts, and bobbing for apples, featuring a costume contest and photo booth. Healthy snacks and natural sodas on hand. Doors open at 6, entry is by donation. All-ages welcome. Enjoy Roma-folk accordion with Bellow Wing from 6 p.m. on. The talented Richard Balogh of Rifugio's Country Italian Cuisine will offer comforting autumn soup, pumpkin curry scones, donut holes and hot cider. We have kids and adult categories for the costume contest, so don't hold back! Our main feature is beloved Gallowglass, Irish music group. We will allow more time for dancing this year, in true Masquerade Ball tradition. Come in costume, in mask or as you are. Visit www.rootedemerging.org for more information. All proceeds benefit our Coming of Age Programs for youth ages 11-15 and their families.
8 p.m. Maritime Heritage Park, Holly Street and Central Ave. Bellingham residents participate in the annual performance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Local businesses have donated items for a raffle; raffle tickets are only $1, and tickets will be available to purchase at Lydia Place and The Bureau of Historical Investigation during the week of Halloween, as well as during Thrillingham. Winners will be announced at Thrillingham; raffle purchasers must be there to claim their prize and winners will be able to choose their prize. Donations to the event benefit Lydia Place. Details: www.thrillingham.com.
Mount Baker Youth Symphony 2015 Season Opening Concert
7 p.m. The Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. $10 adults, $1 ages 16 and younger; 360-421-2527. Sharyn Peterson directs the symphony in “Spider Attack,” “Grandfather's Clock,” “Ballet Parisienne” and “March Slav.” The concert will be preceded by a reception at 6:45 p.m. to benefit the Dec. 8 Finlandia Concert at Mount Baker Theatre. Details: mbys.org.
Rick Steves: “Europe Through the Back Door – Celebrating European Travel on a Budget!”
7 p.m. Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. $5; Join travel expert Rick Steves, acclaimed for his bestselling guidebook series, and public TV and radio shows--as he shares the latest in smart European travel. Steves explains the practical, money-saving ins and outs of independent travel. Admission is $5 and tickets are available at Village Books and online at brownpapertickets.com. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Bellingham High School’s PTSA.
Bellingham Music Club
10:30-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St., Bellingham. Free. 360-734-2770. Bellingham Music Club presents Martin Kuuskmann on bassoon and Jeffrey Gilliam on piano. Admission will be free, with donations accepted to benefit student competitions sponsored by the Bellingham Music Club. For details visit www.bellinghammusicclub.org or call 360-306-8580.
Holiday Baked Goods & Crafts Sale
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St., Lynden. Admission free; lunch available for $5. 360-354-4501; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Nov. 5-6. Homemade baked goods including Dutch specialties. Handmade crafts including baby items, quilts, Seahawks-themed items, holiday decor and gift items. Benefits programs and services for seniors of the Lynden community.