Fundraisers: Surfrider bash at Aslan helps water quality efforts

Surfrider Foundation volunteer Brett Warwick cleans up trash off Locust Beach in Bellingham, from Fourth of July festivities in 2012. Surfrider sponsors a benefit on Feb. 25 at Aslan Brewing Company.
Surfrider Foundation volunteer Brett Warwick cleans up trash off Locust Beach in Bellingham, from Fourth of July festivities in 2012. Surfrider sponsors a benefit on Feb. 25 at Aslan Brewing Company. The Bellingham Herald

Feb. 22

The Seeing Bellingham Group

Casa Que Pasa, 1415 Railroad Ave. An ambitious group show from The Seeing Bellingham Group shows through March. With more than 1,500 members, this Facebook community exists as a common space for its members to share photos of their beloved town. They have selected more than 50 pieces, all shared within the last year, to hang throughout all three rooms of the restaurant. All work is for sale, with 20 percent of proceeds going directly to Lydia Place, a local housing nonprofit. See the group’s Facebook page for more information.

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.

NSEA Fish Trivia 6 p.m. Wander Brewing, 1807 Dean Ave., Bellingham. $5 per person for teams of five; 360-715-0283, 360-647-6152. Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association for the sixth annual Fish Trivia Night, with tough questions from emcee Jim Helfield, associate professor in the department of environmental sciences at Huxley College at Western Washington University, with the theme of fish!

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.

Whatcom Chapter Backcountry Horsemen of WA Annual Fundraiser Auction

5:30 p.m., The Everson Auction Market, 7291 Everson Goshen Road. 360-966-3271. Whatcom Backcountry Horsemen’s annual auction features new items, gently used items, baked goods and more. The auction helps to keep trails open for all users. The silent auction will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and the live auction starts at 7:15 p.m. The cafe will be open for food purchases.

Feb. 27

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.

South Whatcom 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. Bone marrow registry drive and silent auction, 2-6 p.m.; live music with the Atlantics 6-9 p.m.

Blaine’s Sounds of Spring Concert 7:30 p.m., Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H St. Free. The Pacific Arts Association brings you a collection of musical entertainment designed to chase away the winter chill and warm you up for spring. Performers are pianists Rebecca Mañalac and Jon Mutchler; soprano Ibidunni Ojikutu; and trumpeter Charlie Porter. Visit www.draytonharbormusic.org to learn more about these performers. All donations received will benefit Blaine’s 2016 Drayton Harbor Music Festival, July 10-16.

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 2

High School Music Awards 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St., Bellingham. Free. 360-734-2770. Winners of the Bellingham Music Club’s instrumental and string awards for high school students, Frank Youngblood on saxophone, Alex Harris on bassoon and Mary Clement on flute, will perform. Admission is free, with donations accepted for student scholarships. Winners were selected by professional adjudicators at auditions held this winter. For details visit bellinghammusicclub.org or call 360-306-8580.

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.

March 19

Global 6K for Water

9 a.m., Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. $50. 360-778-7000. On March 19, the World Vision Global 6K for Water will unite people around the world to walk/run on the same day for the same cause. Six kilometers (3.72 miles) is the average distance people in Africa walk for water. When you register for the Global 6K for Water, your registration fee provides lasting clean water to one child in Africa and on race day you walk or run with that unique child’s picture on your race bib. Details: teamworldvision.org/team/bellingham.

Thirst No More

2 and 7 p.m. Lynden Christian Schools, 417 Lyncs Drive. Dancing For Joy’s Dance Company, Jubilee, proudly presents “Thirst No More,” a benefit show to raise money to build a well in Ethiopia. DFJ is partnering with Evanageline International/Sweet Water Wells. Cash or check only please; checks made out to Evangeline International. Tickets are available starting March 1 at Dancing For Joy, 4073 Hannegan Road, Suite F. Suggested donation is $15.