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Fundraisers: Andy Statman concert Feb. 23 benefits Maple Alley Inn

Andy Statman, one of his generation’s premier mandolinists and clarinetists, will be performing with his trio, Larry Eagle on percussion and Jim Whitney on bass, on Feb. 23 at the Parish Hall of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Andy Statman, one of his generation’s premier mandolinists and clarinetists, will be performing with his trio, Larry Eagle on percussion and Jim Whitney on bass, on Feb. 23 at the Parish Hall of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Feb. 18

Jansen Jazz Band Winter Concert

7 p.m. Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden. Sponsored by the Mount Baker Rotary Club and directed by Steve Herrick, the vision of the Jansen Jazz Band is to provide an opportunity for community members to engage in music making in the Big Band jazz idiom. The emphasis is on fun without performance anxiety or the burden of a longtime commitment. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Jansen Art Center Gallery Shop and online through Brown Paper Tickets.

Feb. 21

Interfaith Coalition Choir Fest

3:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. Free; an offering will be taken to support the work of Interfaith Coalition. Enjoy several church choirs perform individually, then join together for a festival chorus with two songs. The first, “Make Me An Instrument,” is a setting of the Prayer of St. Francis. The second, “All Lifted Hearts,” features a simple melody with spoken words from various faith traditions, including Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu and Native American. The voices join together in a powerful statement about working together for peace.

Feb. 23

Andy Statman Concert

7 p.m. The Old Parish Hall of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2116 Walnut St. $15. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Maple Alley Inn, which provides meals for families in need. Bluegrass meets klezmer meets jazz. Andy Statman, one of his generation’s premier mandolinists and clarinetists, will be performing with his trio: Larry Eagle on percussion and Jim Whitney on bass. Statman has played with greats such as David Grisman, Bela Fleck, Bob Dylan, David Bromberg, Vassar Clements, Tony Trishchka, Dave Tarras and Itzhak Perlman. The Andy Statman Trio was nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental.

Feb. 25

Surfrider Winter Swell Bash

6 p.m., Aslan Brewing Co., 1330 N. Forest St., Bellingham. $5-$9 includes one beer ticket; $10-14 includes one beer ticket and a raffle ticket; $15 or more includes one beer ticket and three raffle tickets. 360-778-2088. Join us for surf films, great beer and a gear raffle. All proceeds go to support the Northwest Straits Chapter Blue Water Task Force program focused on monitoring and improving local water quality.

Feb. 26

Whatcom Humane Society Wine Social

6:30 p.m., Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave., $100 plus a bottle of fine wine. An evening of fine wine, beer tasting, buffet dinner and musical entertainment by The Swing Gang. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Ticket price includes wine and beer tasting, buffet dinner and one entry into the “Win an Instant Wine Cellar” raffle (with three winners). Along with the $100 donation, all guests are asked to bring a bottle of fine wine ($25 value). Each bottle will be contributed to the Instant Wine Cellar prizes. Tickets purchased will be held at will-call. All proceeds benefit the Whatcom Humane Society. For more information, email Dana at events@whatcomhumane.org or call 360-733-2080, ext.3014.

Feb. 27

Firefighters Fight Blood Cancer

2 p.m., Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. 360-647-5993. This event will be raising money to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through its firefighter stairclimb event.

Community Pancake Breakfast

8 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.

Feb. 28

A Red Carpet Affair

4 p.m., Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. Advance tickets are $75 members/ $100 non members ($80/$105 at the door). Sip, schmooze and mingle with the Who’s Who of Bellingham at Pickford Film Center’s seventh annual Academy Awards viewing party. This swanky benefit event sponsors PFC’s Education Fund, which provides innovative media literacy courses and Doc-ED documentary screenings, free to local middle school students. The evening begins with your walk on the red carpet captured by professional photographers, passed trays of delectable appetizers and a gourmet dinner crafted by twofifty|flora, specialty drinks, and a fantasy dessert bar and coffee service. The live broadcast of the 88th Academy Awards from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles will begin at 5 p.m., and intermezzo fun will be interspersed throughout the evening. Doors open at 4 p.m. and you are welcomed into the Pickford Film Center lobby that will transform into a vintage Hollywood atmosphere and most glamorous soiree. Seating is limited. Tickets in person and online at pickfordfilmcenter.org/event/the-red-carpet-affair.

March 3

Friends of the Bellingham Public Library Spring Book Sale

Bellingham Public Library Central Library, 210 Central Ave. 360-778-7323. The Friends of the Bellingham Public Library host a Spring Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 3 and 4, (most items are $1 both days) and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 5 ($4 per bag). As usual there is a large selection of books and media for all ages. Tables are re-stocked continually. All proceeds benefit the library. Details: friendslibrary3@gmail.com.

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