Charity calendar: Ferndale Senior Center to serve up a traditional Irish meal

March 17

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage Presents: Sustainable is Possible

7 p.m., Explorations Academy, 1701 Ellis St. #215. Donation suggested: $5-$15. 360-671-8085. Ma’ikwe Ludwig, executive director of Missouri-based Dancing Rabbit, Inc., will be speaking at Explorations Academy as part of a nationwide tour. Her presentation focuses on how people can achieve the goal of living on 10 percent of the resources of the average American while maintaining a high quality life. Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is achieving that goal. Ma’ikwe Schaub Ludwig is head of Ecovillage Education US and the author of “Passion as Big as a Planet: Evolving Eco-Activism in America.” Proceeds from this event benefit the Dancing Rabbit community. Details: dancingrabbit.org.

Traditional Irish Meal

5 p.m., Ferndale Senior Activity Center, 1999 Cherry St. $10; $5 children. 360-384-5113. The community is invited to enjoy a traditional Irish meal, raffle prizes, door prizes, and live entertainment.

March 20

Woof and Whiskers Luncheon

Noon-1:30 p.m., Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave., Bellingham. Donations suggested. 360-671-8311. Join the Whatcom Humane Society in honoring Maplewood Animal Hospital for its longtime and generous support of the domestic and native wild animals in its care.

March 21

Thirst No More

2 and 7 p.m., Lynden Christian Schools, 417 Lyncs Drive, Lynden. Donation suggested: $15. 360-318-9525. Dancing For Joy’s Jubilee Dance Company presents “Thirst No More,” a benefit show to raise money to build a well in Ethiopia.

True Blue and Silver Storm Dinner Auction

5:30 p.m., Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave., Bellingham. $50. 360-752-7000. Squalicum High School PTSA’s largest fundraiser of the year, this auction’s proceeds directly benefit all the students at Squalicum High School in the areas of academics, athletics, music, and activities and clubs. The evening’s program includes jazz, string, and choral performances; hors d’oeuvres and silent auction; and a buffet dinner followed by a live auction and dessert.

Throwback Dance & Auction at Loomis Trail Golf Club 6 p.m., Loomis Trail Golf Club, 4342 Loomis Trail Rd., Blaine. $40. 360-332-8138. Enjoy a fun night of music and dancing to support the arts and young musicians with dinner, an auction and live music with The Atlantics. All proceeds of this fundraiser will benefit the Drayton Harbor Music Festival and music camp for students ages 12-19. Presented by the Pacific Arts Association. Bring your high school photo and come in your high school attire to win prizes! Details: draytonharbormusic.org.

March 22

Leprechaun Daze Car Show

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Hardware Sales, 2034 James St., Bellingham. Don’t miss this classic car show in the Hardware Sales parking lot. Proceeds and donations go toward Project Santa Claus to benefit under-privileged children in our community, cosponsored by the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, local firefighters and law enforcement agencies; and to a scholarship for a student at Bellingham Technical College in the automotive field.

Young Musicians of Whatcom County

3 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St., Bellingham. Donations accepted. 360-734-2770. The Bellingham Music Club presents its third annual Young Musicians of Whatcom County benefit concert. This “ages and stages” concert will mark the progress of musical educations, featuring young string and wind musicians at various stages of development. Students will perform solos and small and large ensemble pieces. Admission is by donation. All proceeds will go to the BMC High School Awards.

King’s Men of Song Concert

6:30 p.m., Hope in Christ Church, 710 E. Sunset Drive. 360-733-6177. The Lighthouse Mission is holding its yearly benefit concert, featuring Kings Men of Song, a gospel singing group from Lynden. They will perform at Hope in Christ Church to benefit Lighthouse Mission Ministries. There will be free refreshments, including cookies and coffee.

March 27

Wine 101 Class Up Your Glass

6 p.m., Silver Reef Casino, 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale. $100. 360-383-0777. This will be a unique and fascinating wine glass tasting demonstrating the relationship between the shape of a glass and our perception and enjoyment of wine. Tickets are available at SilverReefCasino.com or 1-866-383-0777. For $100, you will also receive a four-piece Riedel wine glass set (over $100 value). You’ll also benefit the Bellingham Sunrise Rotary Scholarship Fund, which each year provides scholarships for students of Whatcom Community College and Bellingham Technical College. For tickets and info, contact Rob Lee, 360-223-6840 or rob@thefirs.org.

March 28

Feed My Starving Children Whatcom County Mobile Pack Event

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Birchwood Presbyterian Church, 400 Meadowbrook Ct. 360-733-8860. Hundreds of Whatcom County community members will help to feed thousands of starving children in the developing world. Through a partnership with global hunger charity Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), volunteers will prepare 100,000 life-saving meals at this FMSC MobilePack event. Details: fmsc.org.

Interfaith Coalition Hope Auction

5:30 p.m., Best Western Lakeway Inn, 714 Lakeway Drive. $45. 360-671-1011. Interfaith Coalition’s annual Hope Auction helps raise money to provide homes and hope to those in need. The event includes live and silent auctions and a plated dinner, as well as the opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of the vulnerable. Interfaith Coalition operates 11 homes for homeless families and two severe weather shelters for men and women who live on the streets. Proceeds from the auction support these and other basic needs programs.