Annual Native Plant Sale & Expo is March 29

Die-hard plant fans turned out early March 29, 2014, amidst blustery winds and the occasional shower for the annual Native Plant Sale at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham. The 2016 event starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at the college.
Die-hard plant fans turned out early March 29, 2014, amidst blustery winds and the occasional shower for the annual Native Plant Sale at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham. The 2016 event starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at the college. The Bellingham Herald

March 22

WSU Community Garden Spring FLING

4-6 p.m., Kulshan Brewing Co. K2, 1538 Kentucky St., Bellingham. Free to attend. 360-389-5348. Fundraiser and open house about community, stewardship and sustainability. All pint proceeds go directly to building local gardens dedicated to learning about land access and resources. Community First Garden Project provides funding, technical support and education to new and established community gardens throughout Whatcom County. Funding provided by The Mary Redman Foundation, whatcom.wsu.edu/ch/cg.html.

March 25

Fill the Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle

6 a.m.-6 p.m., all Haggen stores, 360-676-2260. It costs the NW Washington Red Cross chapter $30,000 to supply the Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle for one year. We’ll be taking donations at all Whatcom or Skagit county Haggen stores on March 25. When you add a donation to your grocery trip, you’ll help us purchase blankets, hygiene items and other supplies that keep the ERV well-stocked and ready to respond to those in need.

March 26

Cub Scout Pancake Breakfast

8 a.m.-noon, The Firs, 4065 Cable St., Bellingham. Come enjoy a pancake breakfast while supporting our local Cub Scouts Pack 4019. The boys will be serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, milk and coffee. Tickets available at $3 per person or $10 for a family of four.

Community Pancake Breakfast with Biscuits & Gravy

8-10:30 a.m., Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St., Lynden. $5 adults, $3 children. 360-354-4501. Fundraiser breakfast serving pancakes or French toast, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Prepared and served by volunteers to benefit senior programs and services at the center.

WCD 23rd Annual Native Plant Sale & Expo

9 a.m., Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham. Free. 360-526-2381. Come and join us in our celebration of spring by purchasing low-cost native plants at Whatcom Conservation District’s Annual Plant Sale and Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the college’s Roe Studio. This year there will be 40 different species of native, bareroot trees and shrubs along with a variety of potted perennials. WCD’s annual plant sale promotes the stewardship and conservation of our natural resources. Additionally, proceeds from the plant sale support the WCD’s conservation education programs.

28th Annual Fairhaven Plant & Tree Sale

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Hillcrest Chapel, 1400 Larrabee Ave., Bellingham. Free. 360-671-5517. More than a dozen local nurseries and specialty vendors come together at one location. In addition to great prices and expert advice, vendors bring an assortment of perennials, ornamentals, trees, native plants, herbs, vegetable starts, berries, bamboo, garden d’cor and more. Vendors donate a portion of sales to the Fairhaven neighborhood association, which in turn uses funds for neighborhood projects. This year, proceeds will also benefit two nonprofits for children: Northwest Youth Services and Skookum Kids. For more information, including a full listing of participating vendors, visit Facebook.com/FairhavenPlantAndTreeSale or contact Thom Prichard at 360-671-5517.

“A Centennial Celebration in Song of the Irish Revolution Easter 1916”

6 p.m., Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. $10 suggested donation; 360-647-5593. Bellingham musician Peader Macmahon, a native of Ireland, has been invited to play at the Percy French Festival at County Roscommon, Ireland. There is not a lot of financial reward playing in remote villages so help from community will support the tour. The performers, in addition to Macmahon, are Janet Peterson, Richard Scholtz, Michael and Nakos Marker, Jan Peters, Robert Sarazin Blake, Evan Ingalls, Derek Duffy, David Donohue and Aaron Harmonson. Joining Macmahon in Ireland are Scholtz, Peters and Harmonson.

March 31

Chuckanut Center Fundraiser at Aslan Brewery

6 p.m., Aslan Brewing Co., 1330 N. Forest St. 360-778-2088. The Chuckanut Center, formerly known as the Center for Local Self Reliance, grows food, skills and a resilient community. Funds go toward greenhouse construction and garden projects. There’ll be music from the Barred Owls and Woolley Breaches.

April 1

“Love’s Fool”

7 p.m., Mount Baker Theater Encore Room, 104 N. Commercial St. $5-$15 suggested donation; 360-510-3205. A feast for the heart where adults ages 18 and older share stories of their foibles in early romantic love. Appropriate for ages 12 and older. Audience pick will determine “Fool of the Night,” to be crowned with jester’s hat, flowers and prizes. Music, silent auction and games. A benefit for Rooted Emerging. Details: rootedemerging.org.

Dance Gallery 25th Anniversary Concert

7:30 p.m. Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. $12 general, $20 superstar; tickets at Brown Paper Tickets. Join Bellingham’s beloved community dance collective to celebrate 25 years of engaging, inspiring, and entertaining contemporary dance. Performances at 7:30 p.m. April 1-2, 5 p.m. April 3. Works choreographed by Nancy Cranbourne, Wade Madsen, Maureen Llewllyn-Jones, Mandy Pidgeon, Dan Dalley and Mary Jean Van Almen. Guest performers include Sarah Schermer, Kristin Torok, Wade Madsen and Nancy Cranbourne. Silent auction under the stairs every night to support community dance in Bellingham and a reception following the Sunday show. Ticket sales online close six hours before each show. You also may purchase tickets at the Downtown Community Co-op or Village Books. Interested in advertising to our enthusiastic audiences or donating an auction item? Email info@dancegallery.org.

April 2

Farewell to 1418

7 p.m. iDiOM THEATER, 1418 Cornwall Ave. $50 per person; all proceeds go toward our upcoming move to our future home at Sylvia Center for the Arts. iDiOM Theater proudly presents a farewell party to its home of 14 years. Please join us as we raise our glasses and bid farewell to our old home, and introduce our plan for the years to come. Live Jazz by Julian MacDonough and Friends. Hearty appetizers, special performances, toasts and farewells.

Living The Dream

9 p.m. Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St. In memory of the life of Bellingham’s Aaron Bornemann, his friends and family host a benefit that not only honors his legacy but also raises money for nonprofit music education program Bellingham Girls Rock Camp. The mission of Bellingham Girls Rock Camp is to educate and inspire girls and women to be self-empowered collaborative leaders through music education, performance, media literacy and social justice. Admission is by donation with a suggested donation of $5, but if you can’t afford to donate, just come in and dance. Sensebellum will be providing a spectacular visual production for the stage; performers include XL, Shadow Variable, SWRV, HAAKEYE, 49th Parallel, Acid Bass and Honesty.

April 8

Every Frame Tells A Story, a Film is Truth Fundraiser

8:30 p.m. Honey Moon Mead, 1053 N. State St. “Every Frame Tells A Story,” an all-ages event, will feature poets Mighty Mike McGee (In Search of Midnight), Bruce Beasley (author of Theophobia), Troy Osaki (2015 Rain City Slam Poetry Champion), Elizabeth Vignali (Object Permanence), and Dee Dee Chapman (Colluvium). Admission is free, but donations to Film is Truth are greatly appreciated. Film is Truth is a nonprofit organization committed to maintaining and expanding a large collection of films in Bellingham, and to supporting and organizing film education programs. Details: filmistruthinfo@gmail.com

April 9

2016 Walk MS: Bellingham

9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way. Rally to end multiple sclerosis at Walk MS 2016, one of hundreds of fundraising walks across the nation that draw hundreds of thousands of people to the MS movement. Proceeds from Walk MS support research and local programs and services for people living with or affected by multiple sclerosis. For more information and to participate, volunteer or donate, call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter at 800-344-4867 and press 2, or visit www.walkMS.org.

Backstage@the Border 7 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 382 Boblett St., Blaine. Doors open at 6 p.m. 360-927-9085. Kelley Porter and Susan Thomson sing some of their favorite songs. April Eaton will be joining them on a few songs, and Cathy Mason will open the first part of the show singing and playing some of her favorites. $7 donation at the door. All proceeds go to the Community Assistance Program benefiting the Blaine-Birch Bay area with assistance for food, utilities, lodging, gas and other needs. Details: info@backstageattheborder.com

Annual Autism Awareness Auction

5:30 p.m. Bellingham Golf & Country Club, 3729 Meridian St. $75, 360-389-2151. FACES Northwest is a nonprofit organization founded by parents of individuals with autism. Since 1997, FACES has operated a summer program that provides education, recreation and one-on-one support for children and young adults with autism. Tickets include a Cuban dinner and complimentary beer and wine. Details: facesnorthwest.com. Reservations necessary.