Charity Calendar: Good Earth Pottery sales Jan. 11 will benefit Bellingham Food Bank

Jan. 11

Fifth Annual Lamps & Bowls Benefit for Bellingham Food Bank

11 a.m., Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. Good Earth Pottery artists are donating 10 percent of the purchase price of select lamps and bowls to Bellingham Food Bank. Winter hours: Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; Monday and Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday. goodearthpots.com.

Skagit Opera Presents: “The Magic Flute”

2 p.m. Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Road. $50; 360-422-5070. The genius of Mozart shines brightly in his final opera. From stratospherically high coloratura to foundation-rattling bass, “Die Zauberflöte“ (”The Magic Flute”) blends myth, magic, and glorious music to deliver the life-affirming message that love conquers all. The concert version is a fundraiser for Skagit Opera. Tickets include high tea, Champagne and dessert reception. Details: skagitopera.org.

Disc Golf tourney benefits Bellingham Food Bank

10 a.m. Meridian Disc Golf hosts a fundraiser tournament at the north shelter of Cornwall Park on Meridian Street, with proceeds going to Bellingham Food Bank. About 50 people are expected to participate. Canned food and monetary donations for the food bank are welcome. Entrance fee: $25, or $20 and five nonperishable food products. There will be five divisions, one round of 27 holes. Details: Colin Morris, 360-305-7323, and Jason Waite, tournament director and CEO of Meridian Disc Golf, 360-223-9081.

Sleep Country’s Pajama Drive for Foster Kids

10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sleep Country USA, 4229 Meridian St. Donations appreciated. 360-756-1214. Sleep Country’s annual Pajama Drive collects comfortable pajamas for local foster children. Donations of new PJs in every size, infant to adult, can be dropped off at any Sleep Country store through Feb. 22. Details and store locations are at sleepcountry.com. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays.

Jan. 13

Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers

7:30 p.m., Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Donations accepted. 360-733-3837. The Willamette University Chamber Choir, a 44-voice ensemble, and Willamette Singers, a 17-member vocal jazz ensemble, will perform a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied. Choirs from Squalicum High School, under the direction of Andy Marshall; Bellingham High School, under the direction of Linda Short; and Sehome High School, under the direction of Jessica Schlichting; will also perform in the classical portion of the concert. The concert is free, although a goodwill donation is encouraged.

Jan. 15

Clarinets for Conservation

5-7 p.m., Western Washington University Performing Arts Center, 516 High St. 360-650-6146. Donations appreciated. Audrey Miller and Michele von Haugg perform Poulenc’s “Duo Sonata for B-flat and A Clarinet” and Mandat’s So What Elsa’s New.” They will present a short lecture about their nonprofit, Clarinets for Conservation, which promotes sustainability through music education. Participants spend each summer in Tanzania teaching music and conservation. Details: clarinetsforconservation.org


7 p.m and 9 p.m., Bellingham Circus Guild, 1401 Sixth St. 360-421-7827. Suggested donation $5 to $10. Vaudevillingham is the Circus Guild’s monthly uncensored variety show fundraiser. The show is designed to promote new art, give performers a venue to try out new material, inspire creativity, encourage new performers, and enhance growth in artists and performers. Features range from dance and aerial performance to comedy, magic, improv and music. There is no pre-screening of acts and no run-through, but acts that are hurtful or discriminatory in nature are discouraged. Many people bring their kids, especially to the early show. Vaudevillingham is an all-volunteer show; proceeds support the e circus arts in Whatcom County.