Charity calendar: Interfaith auction to raise money to provide homes to those in need

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

Community Pancake Breakfast

8-10:30 a.m., Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. $5; $3 children. 360-354-4501 This is a fundraiser breakfast serving pancakes (all-you-can-eat) or French toast, biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee.

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.

April 1

WWU Music Awards 10:30-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St., Bellingham. Donations accepted. 360-734-2770. The Bellingham Music Club will present the student winners of its Western Washington University Awards. The program will feature performances by 2015 Virginia Glover WWU Music Award-winning artists David Hoogkamer, alto saxophonist, who’ll be presenting several opera selections; violist Hannah La Gassey, who’ll play Bach and Bartok; and baritone Nathaniel Voth, who’ll sing in several languages. BMC concerts on Wednesday mornings are free to the public, with donations accepted to support student awards.

April 4

Home for Hank Art Auction and Hoedown

5 p.m., Make.Shift, 306 Flora St., Bellingham. $10; $5 children; $20 family. 360-389-3569 This special event will help raise money to support Hank Perry and his family with medical assistance and other needs. There will be food, an art auction, silent auction and kid karaoke, with balloon creations by the Bellingham Balloon Fairies and a square dance.