Charity calendar: ‘Vaudevillingham’ variety show raises money for Bellingham Circus Guild

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.

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

Annual Strawberry Social & Spaghetti Dinner

5-7 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5782 Lawrence Road, Everson. Donations accepted 360-592-5876 Admission donations benefit local charities.

Wine & Dine for the Arts

6:30 p.m., Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way. $20 for 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.

Maple Falls Community Yard Sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Frosty Inn, 7461 Mt Baker Highway, Maple Falls. Free 360-599-2594 Come to Maple Falls Community Yard Sale and help support the Maple Falls Park.

Columbia Neighborhood Yard Sale

10 a.m.-3 p.m. The annual event, sponsored by the Eldridge Society for History and Preservation, benefits community events like the Elizabeth Park concerts and the Fourth of July Picnic at Eldridge Park. Live music is featured at some homes. Details: 360-714-1471, 360-739-3660; map available at columbianeighbors.com.

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 is a benefit for the Whatcom Humane Society.

Bellingham Music Club Gala Concert

3 p.m. Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. $25; tickets at Village Books, Piper Music and bellinghammusicclub.org. The Bellingham Music Club kicks off its 100th season with a Gala Centennial Concert featuring 17 musicians from around the world, mostly BMC award winners, who will pay tribute to the BMC’s 100 year history and to the guest of honor, renowned string teacher, Joanne Donnellan. Featuring chamber works by Boccherini, Grieg, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Poulenc, Ravel, Schubert and others, the concert will benefit BMC student awards. Details: 360- 306-8580.

June 25

Belllingham Central Lions Club Charity Golf Tourney and Auction

9 a.m., Bellingham Golf and Country Club, 3729 Meridian St.. Bellingham Central Lions Club’s annual Charity Golf Tourney and Auction to benefit Royal Family Kids Camp begins with the shotgun start at 9 a.m. The Royal Family Kids provides a summer camp experience for battered, broken, and neglected children. Become an on the course sponsor and advertise your business, or donate items from your business for our silent auction. Details: lionsgolftourney.com. For questions or to donate auction items, become an on course sponsor or make a general donation contact: Bonnie Goss, 360-303-7924 Donate directly to Bellingham Central Lions Club Golf Tourney at P.O. Box 602 Bellingham 98227.

Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series

6-8 p.m., Elizabeth Park and Walnut Street, Bellingham. Free; Hosted by the Eldridge Society for History and PreservationSchedule: June 25: Offshoots (rock and dance tunes); July 2: D'vas & Dudes (country, rock, folk and bluegrass); July 9: Joy Ride (rock and dance tunes); July 16: Kuungana (African dance music); July 23: Rattletrap Ruckus (waltzes and ragtime); July 30: bandZandt (dance band); Aug. 8: Nuages (gypsy jazz and swing dance); Aug. 13: Bellingham Dixieland All Stars; Aug. 20: Happy Valley Sluggers (Cajun and zydeco); Aug. 27: The Atlantics (rock, soul, rhythm and blues). Food vendors on site, picnics welcome. Donations benefit the neighborhood community events. Details: 360-739-3660; map available at columbianeighbors.com.