Noon music

The Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., hosts free live noon-hour entertainment on Wednesdays in the Piano Lounge. It’s Janice Brink Oct. 24 and Karen Scholten Oct. 31.

Produce stand

Produce grown by veterans at the Guide Meridian Road farm, also Growing Veterans honey, is for sale 24/7 on the honor system at the VFW stand at 7011 Hannegan Rd., Lynden. Details: 360-220-5676.

Thursday music

The Jansen Art Center brings regional musicians to the first-floor Piano Lounge each Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., with the Firehall Cafe open. Coming up are “human jukebox” Scrub Hubner on Oct. 25 and diverse pianist Paul Klein on Nov. 1.

Cemetery tours

Free tours of Lynden Cemetery highlight local history at 1 p.m. every Saturday on the southeast corner of Front Street and Guide Meridian Road. Also, tours of Greenwood Cemetery on East Wiser Lake Road are at 3 p.m. the last Saturday of each month (Oct. 27).

Hot breakfast

The Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St., serves a hot breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. each Wednesday for $5.


Initiatives topic

Initiatives 1631 (carbon fee) and 1639 (gun safety) provide the topic before the Bellingham City Club on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. Hear after-lunch program for free at 12:20 p.m. Details:


Get acquainted

Newcomers and anyone interested in what the Lynden Community Center has to offer, you’re invited to a $6 noon lunch and open house Thursday, Oct. 25, at 401 Grover St. Tour and get oriented to the center and its programs. RSVP urged! Contact: Cathi, 360-354-4501,

Parli-Pro event

A parliamentary procedures workshop on effectively using Robert’s Rule of Order will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Lynden Library meeting room, 216 Fourth St. Snacks and coffee will be provided. Sponsor is Toastmasters Club of Lynden. Details: Brian: 360-319-1303,


Community breakfast

A pancake breakfast of all you could want is open to all community members from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Adults $6, children $3. Proceeds benefit the center. Details: 360-354-4501.

Sumas historic homes tour

Ride a horse-drawn wagon to see the Gillies, West and Thomas homes in Sumas on Saturday, Oct. 27. Two start times, 2 and 2:30 p.m., for 90-minute tours. Carl Crouse and Gail Kihn narrate. Begin and end at the Sumas Museum, 114 Second St., which opens at noon. $15 suggested donation benefiting museum and Friends of the Sumas Library. Register at 360-988-2501 or through Whatcom County Library System website.

Congressional candidate here

1st Congressional District Republican candidate Jeff Beeler will be in the Steakhouse 9 ballroom, 115 E. Homestead Blvd., Lynden, at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, accompanied by local Republican candidates Luanne Van Werven, Doug Ericksen, Vincent Buys and Mike Peetoom. Free, with refreshments. Details: Gerald, 360-988-0144,


Candidates’ event

Pizza will be provided at the Verbree farm, 9454 Northwood Rd., Lynden, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, for a final opportunity to support candidates Vincent Buys, Luanne Van Werven and Doug Ericksen.

Coming soon

English talk

An English conversation opportunity is at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Lynden Library, 216 Fourth St., and continues weekly. No sign-up needed, just come. Skips Nov. 22. Details: 360-354-4883.

History using

Google Earth

Troy Luginbill talks about seeing local changes from satellite images, using Google Earth, at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Lynden Library, 216 Fourth St. Details: 360-354-4883.

Baked goods/crafts

The Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St., hosts its annual holiday baked goods and crafts sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 2-3. Look for Dutch specialties, handmade crafts including baby things, quilts, Seahawks themes, jewelry, clothing accessories, household items, garden art, woodworking, holiday decor and gift items. Friday lunch $6. Details: Cathi, 360-354-4501.

World crafts sale

The 31st annual Ten Thousand Villages Crafts of the World Sale is Nov. 2-3 at Good News Fellowship, 1252 W. Axton Rd., Ferndale. Friday hours are to 8 p.m., Saturday to 4 p.m. Support worldwide fair-trade artisans buying their amazing handcrafted items. Details: Shari, 360-384-1515,

Music recital

The Lynden Music Teachers Association presents an “American Heritage Thanksgiving” student recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in Grace Baptist Fellowship, 338 N. Park St. This is the first recital in a 2018-19 “American Heritage” recital series, featuring beginner to advanced string and piano students. Details: Tammy, 360-325-5570 and

Cheese talk

For Afternoon Books and Tea, Lindsay Slevin of Twin Sisters Creamery talks all about cheese, including recipes, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Lynden Library, 216 Fourth St. Details: 360-354-4883.

DSHS mobile

The CSO mobile of the state Department of Social and Health Services is at the Welcome Senior Center, 5103 Mosquito Lake Rd., on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Get answers about cash, basic food and medical assistance; drop off paperwork; do eligibility or mid-certification review. Details: Christina, 360-464-0960.

Honoring veterans

The Lynden Lions Club hosts its 20th annual dinner honoring local veterans at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Veterans get in free; for all others it’s $8. Reservations are required; contact Gordon or Barbara Sund at 360-318-8155.