Whatcom County Community Charity Calendar

June 11

Homeless in Bellingham Season 2 Producer’s Party

5:30 p.m. Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. $75 suggested donation; 360-255-2091. The Homeless in Bellingham Film Project introduces the issue of homelessness in Bellingham through the eyes of people experiencing it. Sponsored by Whatcom Homeless Service Center, which coordinates many of the housing resources in Whatcom County and has created a centralized and accessible way to link people to appropriate services. Details: http://www.whatcomhsc.org/homeless-in-bellingham-film-project/.

Night of Entertainment

5 p.m. Ferndale Senior Center, 1999 Cherry St. Chuck Dingee and Joe Young play music ranging from the Beatles to Roy Orbison. Come early and enjoy dinner before the show. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for hot dogs, loaded baked potatoes and more. Dessert Intermission at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $15 each and are available at the Senior Center, all tickets bought before the show are entered into a drawing where you could win a gift basket from Trader Joe's. All proceeds benefit the Ferndale Senior Activity Center.

June 12

Fifth Annual Wine Sale and Tasting - Team Yorky’s Market Relay For Life

5 p.m., Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. $30 per ticket presale, $35 at the door. We have just over 20 wineries that will be represented this year. All wines tasted will be available for sale at discounted pricing. More than 10 different samplings from local vendors this year to help clean your palette between tastings. There also will be a couple of tables for beer enthusiasts. Advanced tickets available at any Yorky’s Market or at teamyorkysmarket.org, where you will also find the list of all participating wineries, samplers and team sponsors. Ticket price includes your wine glass for the evening tastings and your souvenir to take home with you. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Whatcom County Relay for Life.

June 13

Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club’s Annual Buy, Swap, Sell Rock Recycling Event

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave., Bellingham. $25 per space, no admission charge. 360-778-7000. All are welcome to sign up for space to come to buy, swap or sell rock related material. There will be a variety of handmade and fine jewelry, labeled fossils including identified petrified woods, thunder eggs, mineral specimens from worldwide sources, lapidary tools and equipment, offered from the Community Center’s and individual’s tables at $25 per space. Set up time is 9 a.m. No charge to shop. Proceeds help the club fund its Western Washington University scholarship program.

Trish, Hans, & Phil: Sudden Valley Jazz Concert Series

3 p.m. Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 8 Barn View Court, Gate 2. Three voices, tight harmonies and great jazz interpretations of pop songs. In addition to their unique and superb musicianship, Trish, Hans & Phil bring a joyous and exhilarating sense of showmanship to the stage with their novel approach to the classics, from Cole Porter and the Gershwins to Lennon and McCartney. Tickets are $20 each and are available for advance purchase at the SVCA office, Village Books, by calling 360-671-1709 and online at suddenvalleylibrary.org. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Whatcom Library.

Bellingham High School Alumni Band Spring Concert

7 p.m., Shuksan Middle School, 2717 Alderwood Ave. $10; free for children 12 and under. 360-676-6454. Join conductor Frank Kuhl and the BHS Alumni Band for their annual spring fund-raising concert at Shuksan Middle School. The program will include classical, big band music, movie themes and more, with proceeds benefiting the Bellingham school system’s music programs as well as a scholarship fund. Tickets are available at Piper Music, Windworks or from any band member.

Broken Hearts (and other Medical Emergencies)

7:30 p.m., Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. $15. 360-733-5793. Sensational singer and actor Caitlin Hill returns to Bellingham from her opera studies at the University of British Columbia to help Whatcom County Medical Society raise funds for its pre-med scholarship endowment at Western Washington University. John Evens French accompanies on the piano, and Whatcom County Medical Society executive director Christopher Key will emcee.

June 14

KVWV FM Breakfast Fundraiser

10-11:30 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m. Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave., Bellingham. $10; Fundraiser for KVWVFM radio includes a full breakfast spread of pancakes, eggs, Hempler's meats, fresh fruit, a vegan tofu scramble, mimosas, coffee and, of course, Boundary Bay beer. Guests can enjoy the alt country band Cherry Blossom Family Delivery and Eddy & The Touks. Admission is $10 at the door and includes a raffle ticket. Ticket price does not include the price of beverages. All ages are welcome. Details: 360-224-3810 or info@kvwv.org.

June 15


7 and 9 p.m., Bellingham Circus Guild, 1401 Sixth St. Donation suggested: $5-$10. “Vaudevillingham” is the Bellingham 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. All the money raised goes to help the guild continue its mission to support the circus arts in Whatcom County and to radically proliferate delight at every opportunity.

Trivia and Pint Night for the Whatcom Literacy Council

7:30 p.m. Aslan Brewing Co., 1330 N. Forest St. $5 per person, max of five people on a team. 360-778-2088. Do you love trivia? Join the Aslan Brewing Company for this special event. Have a pint, play some trivia and support the Whatcom Literacy Council.

June 17

“The Drowsy Chaperone”

6:30 p.m., Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. $25. 360-733-1811 The Bellingham Theatre Guild will be performing “The Drowsy Chaperone,” hosted by The Bellingham Senior Activity Center. This annual VIP Night will also include wine, appetizers, dessert items, and a silent auction to bid on baskets of items donated by local businesses and restaurants.

The New Old Time Chautauqua Vaudeville Variety Circus Benefit Show

7:30 p.m. Bellingham Circus Guild, 1401 Sixth St., Bellingham, $5-$20, sliding scale; 360-499-2149. Our variety show offers an evening of delight for the whole family, featuring both locally and internationally acclaimed acts including The Flying Karamazov Brothers and Poet Kevin Murphy high-caliber comedy, music, and vaudeville, all accompanied by our rollicking live band! Proceeds benefit Bellingham Circus Guild programs. Details: http://www.chautauqua.org/index.shtml

June 18

Wine & Dine for the Arts

6:30 p.m., Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way. $20 a raffle ticket. 360-676-8548. Support the arts in Whatcom County at this Wine & Dine event at Hotel Bellwether. www.alliedarts.org

June 20

Pancake Breakfast

8-11 a.m., VFW Post 9301, 7011 Hannegan Road, $6; free for children 5 and younger. Support your local veterans at the VFW Post 9301’s pancake breakfast, held on the third Saturday of each month. It includes pancakes, ham, sausage, eggs, milk, coffee and juice.

AAUW Scholarship Wine Tasting Fundraiser

2-5 p.m., Vartanyan Estate Winery, 1628 Huntley Rd. $30. 360-756-6770. The Bellingham Branch of the American Association of University Women presents a wine tasting scholarship fundraiser. Proceeds benefit scholarships for women at Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College, Bellingham Technical College and Northwest Indian College. Hors d’oeuvres, wine samples, live music and raffles for gift baskets will be featured. Call for reservations or information.

June 21

Father’s Day Car Show

9 a.m.-3 p.m., BelleWood Acres Distilling & Event Center, 6140 Guide Meridian Drive. Free. 360-318-7720. This is a great way to celebrate your hero with classic rock, barbecue, and dog Frisbee golf. This will be a benefit for the Whatcom Humane Society.