Charity Calendar: Brewers Ball will channel ‘80s prom, benefit Bellingham High scholarship fund

Feb. 1

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.

Feb. 6

“Recycled Cinema” by Jess Flegel and Kaveh Askari

6 p.m. Make.Shift, 306 Flora St. Films connect people to places not only through the landscapes they show but also through the ways they are collected, circulated around the world, and creatively reused. The project dismantles a film made of old media about a place, on the opposite corner of the continent, which will eventually return to the sea. The artist’s proceeds will benefit a scholarship for Film Studies students at Western Washington University established via the WWU Foundation. Gifts can be made directly to the scholarship at www.wwu.edu/give (please indicate that your gift is designated for the Recycled Cinema Scholarship). Music will be DJ’d by Zach Zinn. Details: makeshiftproject.com.

Feb. 7

Brewers Ball

6 p.m., Majestic on North Forest, 1027 N. Forest St., Bellingham. $15, 360-676-0292. Join in the celebration with your local brewers as we dance the night away in the best way possible: awkward ’80s prom! All proceeds will benefit the Bellingham High School scholarship fund, which aims to support local students in their college endeavors. Tickets at brewersball.brownpapertickets.com.

Annual Hearts For Housing Gala and Auction

5:30 p.m., Best Western Plus The Lakeway Inn, 714 Lakeway Dr., Bellingham. $65, 360-671-1011, 360-671-7663. Enjoy a fabulous silent auction and champagne social hour featuring harpist Alishia Joubert and Jazz Ensemble trio with Amy Kraus. A reception will be followed by a delicious plated dinner, heartfelt program and romantically curated live auction. Seasonal cocktails, sweet themed delights and more await at this annual Valentine event, joining hearts to house the homeless. Details: lydiaplace.org.

Sunrise Rotary Annual Oysterfest

6 p.m. Silver Reef Casino, 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale. The annual Oysterfest dinner and auction raises money for Bellingham Sunrise Rotary Club’s charitable donations. Come enjoy fresh-shucked oysters and drinks followed by dinner, with silent and live auctions. Proceeds this year benefit the Boys & Girls Club and an orphanage in Africa. Tickets are $100; call Charly Myers at 360-305-1095.

Feb. 15


7 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 circus arts in Whatcom County. Details: http://bellinghamcircusguild.com.

Feb. 21

Bellingham’s Annual Lumber & Lace Ball

7 p.m., Majestic on North Forest, 1027 N. Forest St., Bellingham. $25-$40, 360-676-0292. Bellingham’s Lumber and Lace Ball is an annual charity ball benefiting the Whatcom Hospice Foundation. The organizers behind the event are a group of young community members who believe the assistance provided by Hospice is invaluable and poorly understood by Whatcom County’s younger generation. This is a semi-formal Victorian logging-era themed event. Entertainment will include live music by The Tallboys Country Band, Rattletrap Ruckus and DJ Knuckles, as well as dance instruction, appetizers, old-fashioned photos, old-time hairdos by Toni and Guy Academy and a silent auction full of goodies. Tickets at lumberandlace.brownpapertickets.com.

Annual Affair to Remember: Broadway Nights

5 p.m., Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham. $100-$125, 360-392-3100. The Alzheimer Society of Washington presents their Annual Affair to Remember: Broadway Nights, their biggest fundraiser of the year. This event will include passed hors d’oeuvres, a plated dinner, live and silent auctions, dessert dash, and a performance by Broadway star Sheryl Lee Ralph, one of the original stars of “Dreamgirls.” Details: www.alzsociety.org/events/4th-annual-affair-to-remember-broadway-nights.

Corinthian Yacht Club Annual Benefit Dance

7 p.m., Elks Lodge, 710 Samish Way. $20 through Feb. 19; $25 at the door. 360-733-3333 If you like to dance and want to support a great organization at the same time, you won’t want to miss the Corinthian Yacht Club’s Annual Benefit Dance for the Community Boating Center. Dance to the music of local favorite The Walrus. Take home great silent auction items. All auction proceeds benefit the Community Boating Center. Details: cycbellingham.org, winterdance@cycbellingham.org.

Feb. 22

Red Carpet Affair

4 p.m., Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St., Bellingham. $75 general; $65 members, 360-738-0735. This swanky benefit event begins with your walk on the red carpet captured by professional photographers, butlered appetizers and a gourmet dinner crafted by 250 flora, drinks, a fantasy dessert bar, and Onyx coffee service and live screening of the Academy Awards at 5 p.m. Intemezzo fun will be interspersed throughout the evening. All proceeds from this evening will benefit PFC programming. Details: pickfordfilmcenter.org.

Feb. 23

2015 Miss Whatcom County Silent Auction

7 p.m., The Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Donation suggested: $10 360-733-3500 Meet the Miss Whatcom County class of 2015 as they each perform a teaser of their talent, and bid on amazing items donated from across the county. You will also have the opportunity to meet 2014 Miss Whatcom County, Lizzi Jackson, and the 2014 Miss Washington, Kailee Dunn. All proceeds will go to towards the scholarships of young women in the county.

Feb. 27

Whatcom Chapter Backcountry Horsemen of WA Annual Fundraiser Auction

5:30 p.m., The Everson Auction Market, 7291 Everson Goshen Road, Everson. 360-966-3271, Whatcom BCH is having their annual auction. There will be new items, gently used items, baked goods and much more. The auction helps to keep trails open for all users.

WHS Wine Social

6:30 p.m., Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. $100 and a bottle of wine. Enjoy an evening of fine wine and beer tasting, buffet dinner and musical entertainment by The Swing Gang to aid the Whatcom Humane Society. The highlight of the evening will be a drawing in which three lucky attendees will win an Instant Wine Cellar.