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Alex Harris is one of the winners of the Bellingham Music Club’s instrumental and string awards for high school students who’ll perform at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St.
Alex Harris is one of the winners of the Bellingham Music Club’s instrumental and string awards for high school students who’ll perform at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

March 2

Young Music Award Winners Perform

10:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St., Bellingham. Free. 360-734-2770. Winners of the Bellingham Music Club’s instrumental and string awards for high school students, Frank Youngblood on saxophone, Alex Harris on bassoon and Mary Clement on flute, will perform. Admission is free, with donations accepted for student scholarships. Winners were selected by professional adjudicators at auditions held this winter. Details: bellinghammusicclub.org, 360-306-8580.

March 3

Friends of the Bellingham Public Library Spring Book Sale

Bellingham Public Library Central Library, 210 Central Ave. 360-778-7323. The Friends of the Bellingham Public Library hosts a spring book sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 3 and 4 (most items are $1 both days) and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 5 ($4 per bag). As usual, there is a large selection of books and media for all ages. Tables are re-stocked continually. All proceeds benefit the library. Details: friendslibrary3@gmail.com.

March 4

Squalicum High Desert Auction

7 p.m., Squalicum High School, 3773 E. McLeod Road, Bellingham. 360-676-6471. Squalicum High School Band hosts a Sweet Sounds Dessert Auction, performing music as you bid on quality desserts, many donated by local vendors. Tickets are $10 at the door and you can be entered in a door prize drawing. All funds raised on this evening will go directly to support Squalicum Band programs.

March 5

Meridian Music Booster’s 2nd Annual Mattress Fundraiser

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Meridian High School, 194 W. Laurel Road, Bellingham. 360-398-8111. Come get a better night’s sleep and support Meridian High School Music Boosters with their second Mattress Fundraiser, with name brands like Simmons, Beautyrest, and Englander, and up to 50 percent off retail prices. Profits go directly to Meridian High School Music.

Bellingham’s Annual Lumber & Lace Ball

6:30 p.m., Majestic on North Forest, 1027 N. Forest St., Bellingham. $25 per person, free drink with advance ticket. 360-676-0292. Bellingham’s Third Annual Lumber and Lace Ball to benefit the Whatcom Hospice Foundation is to create a relaxed and fun atmosphere to familiarize and educate younger generations about hospice services and to raise funds for the foundation. This is a semi-formal early 1900s logging and fishing-era themed event; dressing up is encouraged. Featuring music by Hot Damn Scandal, professional dance instruction, adult beverages, appetizers, old-fashioned photos, professional old-time hairdos, a raffle and a silent auction. This is a 21 and older event. Advance tickets include one free drink. Doors will open at 6:30 for the Beauty Institute to begin hairdos, music at 7:30. Tickets $25 each, available at Kulshan Brewing Company, the Community Food Co-op and online at brownpapertickets.com.

March 8

Luck o’ the Irish Staff Appreciation and Dessert Auction

6:30 p.m., Squalicum High School, 3773 E. McLeod Road, Bellingham. 360-676-6471. The Squalicum High School 2016 Senior Class hosts the “Luck O’ the Irish Dessert Auction and Staff Appreciation” at the high school Forum. Silent auction for many tables of desserts of all kinds, including cookies, cakes and gluten free goodies and a live auction of the “Best of the Best” desserts, plus a staff appreciation, to honor teachers and staff nominated by the seniors. Door prizes galore and award-winning SqHS Storm Singers, jazz ensemble and drum-line will play musical sets. All proceeds will go toward graduation expenses and scholarships.

March 12

Traditional Irish Dinner for Meals on Wheels

6 p.m., Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. $15 advance, $20 at door; Kids $7 (age 12 and under). Get your green on and join Meals on Wheels and More for a corned beef and cabbage dinner, beer by local breweries, music by Celtic band Maggie’s Fury, raffle prizes and more. Adult tickets include one drink. The menu: corned beef and cabbage, roasted baby reds, Irish soda bread, green lemonade, chocolate stout cake. The Traditional Irish Dinner is part of Meals on Wheels and More’s fourth annual March for Meals Campaign.

March 19

Global 6K for Water

9 a.m., Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. $50. 360-778-7000. On March 19, the World Vision Global 6K for Water will unite people around the world to walk/run on the same day for the same cause. Six kilometers (3.72 miles) is the average distance people in Africa walk for water. When you register for the Global 6K for Water, your registration fee provides lasting clean water to one child in Africa and on race day you walk or run with that child’s picture on your race bib. Details: teamworldvision.org/team/bellingham.

Thirst No More

2 and 7 p.m., Lynden Christian Schools, 417 Lyncs Drive. Dancing For Joy’s Dance Company, Jubilee, proudly presents “Thirst No More,” a benefit show to raise money to build a well in Ethiopia. DFJ is partnering with Evangeline International/Sweet Water Wells. Cash or check only, please; checks made out to Evangeline International. Tickets are available starting March 1 at Dancing For Joy, 4073 Hannegan Road, Suite F. Suggested donation is $15.

Whatcom Center for Early Learning Fundraising Dinner & Auction

5:30 p.m., Bellingham Golf and Country Club, 3729 Meridian St. $85 per person. 360-733-3450. Fundraising auction for WCEL, a nonprofit providing early intervention services to Whatcom County infants and toddlers with special needs and their families.

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