Whatcom County charity and fundraiser calendar

July 24

Movie Under the Stars

7:30 p.m., Whatcom Humane Society, 2172 Division St. $5 suggested donation 360-733-2080 This special, benefit event will feature a screening of “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.” Gate opens at 7:30 pm and the movie starts at dusk. Sit, stay and enjoy with The North Fork Brewery Beer Garden, Goat Mountain Pizza and Excellent Kettle Corn. Bring your own blanket and chairs. No dogs please. Details: Dana Browne, 360-733-2080 x 3014, events@whatcomhumane.org.

July 25

Awareness Walk & Ride for Gastroparesis and Digestive Health

10 a.m., Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Free 360-927-1281. The fourth annual Awareness Walk for Gastroparesis and Digestive Health will start at the Bellingham Farmers Market and travel to Boulevard Park and back. A registration booth will offer information, silent auction, customized clothing and jewelry for sale from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All proceeds will go directly to research through the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, a non-profit organization that works with legislators, funds research and supports people affected by intestinal disorders. Details: dha.org/dw/fundraisers/1064.


1-10 p.m. Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro, 1107 Railroad Ave. Admission by donation; 360-676-6479 or 360-303-3254; Celebrate Bellingham bands and music education at an all-ages fundraiser benefiting the Ray Downey Band Fund, set up through the Bellingham Public Schools Foundation, to provide specialized instructors to work with band teachers and assist middle school students individually. Live music all day in the Boundary Beer Garden. Performances by Bellingham Alumni Band, The Atlantics, The Bellingham Youth Jazz Band, Baby Cakes and Sapphire. . Donate online at bellinghamschoolsfoundation.org or mail to Bellingham Public Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 1132, Bellingham, WA 98227. Please note Ray Downey Band Fund on check.

July 26

Brewers By The Bay

1 -5 p.m., Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. $25 presale, $30 at the gate 360-778-7000 Bellingham Bay Rotary presents its ninth annual “Brewers By The Bay” festival, featuring a sampling of 80 the best micro-brews in the northwest from 40 breweries, barbecue, and music by Nashville NW and Divas & Dudes. Proceeds benefit many Bellingham Bay Rotary local youth-focused charities, Assistance League, Interfaith Community Health Center, and Pure Water for the World. Tickets available online at Facebook and in-person at Applied Digital Imaging, Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen, Natural Way Chiropractic, Kulshan Brewing and Wander Brewing.

July 31

Golf for Veterans Fundraiser

11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sudden Valley Golf Club, 4 Clubhouse Cir. $95 360-734-6435 This is a four-team, best ball scramble to support local veterans of Whatcom and Skagit County.

Aug. 1

Ferndale Uncorked!

4 p.m.-7 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 5904 Vista Dr. $25 for five wine tastings 360-384-1422 An enjoyable afternoon of wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and live music benefiting Ferndale’s shelter for homeless families, Our House, through Interfaith Coalition. Details: clcferndale.org.

14th Annual “Spirit of Hope” Treasure Sale

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Church of the Assumption, 2116 Cornwall Ave. 360-733-1380 The primary fundraiser for Hope House, a basic needs and outreach program in Whatcom County to benefit individuals and families in need.