Charity Calendar: Benefit to Sterling Bike Works at Bellingham’s Aslan Brewing Co.

Feb. 8

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 aims to make nighttime cozier for local foster children ensuring they go to bed wearing their own pair of comfortable pajamas. Donations of new PJs in every size infant to adult can be dropped off at any Sleep Country store now through February 22, 2015. For more information or to find the nearest location please visit the store locator at www.sleepcountry.com. Store hours are M-F 10 am to 9 pm, Sat. 10 am to 8 pm, and Sun. 10 am to 7 pm.

Feb. 12

Fourth Annual Love Your Ride

8:30 p.m. Aslan Brewing Co. 1330 N. Forest St. Bellingham, Sterling Bike Works hosts the annual ride to celebrate bikes, both the riding of them and the concept. Try your hand at some bike trivia, bid on an item or three in the silent auction, drink a beer, eat some tacos, and raise money for Sterling Bike Works and its programs. Enjoy a bicycle valet, complimentary tire pumping and chain lubing (donations welcome, of course), live music, and good company. The mission of Sterling Bike Works is to provide youth with bicycles and the space and tools to repair them, while also encouraging safe riding skills, particularly families and children living with lower incomes and fewer resources. Details: 360-303-6262, sterlingbikeworks.org.

Feb. 14

Backstage @ the Border concert: Jean Mann

7 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 382 Boblett St., Blaine. Donation suggested: $7. 360-332-4113. Seattle-based singer/songwriter Jean Mann considers herself a renaissance woman who plays “alternafolk.” The sister of Bellingham artist Ben Mann, Jean Mann has toured extensively since releasing her first album, “blossom” (2000). This innovative, self-taught performer shares her soulful, lovely and gritty-honest tales woven through the voice of an angel. More on her at www.jeanmann.com. Proceeds after expenses benefit the greater Blaine-Birch Bay community with assistance for food, utilities, lodging, gas and other needs.

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

2015 North Whatcom Relay for Life Kick-Off

7 p.m., Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center, 1775 Front St., Lynden. 360-354-4111 At the Relay for Life Kick-Off, there will be a special cancer survivor guest speaker, musicians Callie and Laurie Lewis, door prizes, and people on site to help you register your team.

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 Whatcom Hospice is invaluable and poorly understood by Whatcom County’s younger residents. 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, 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.

Eighties Bash Auction/Dinner/Dance

5 p.m.-11 p.m., Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. $40; $80 per couple 360-734-7832 This fundraiser for Whatcom Day Academy will feature an evening of dancing, dinner and fun featuring your favorite ‘80s music, fashion and atmosphere.

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, 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 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’s annual auction features 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 Whatcom Humane Society. The highlight of the evening will be a drawing in which three lucky attendees will win an Instant Wine Cellar.