Boating Center, Behind the Badge, Kiwanis host benefits

Al Hughes, winner of the first Race to Alaska, will talk with creator Jake Beattie on April 14 at Backcountry Essentials in a benefit for the Community Boating Center.
Al Hughes, winner of the first Race to Alaska, will talk with creator Jake Beattie on April 14 at Backcountry Essentials in a benefit for the Community Boating Center. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

For a complete list of fundraisers in Whatcom County, check The Bellingham Herald’s calendar online at calendar.bellinghamherald.com.

Race to Alaska

Race to Alaska creator Jake Beattie talks about the R2AK along with inaugural winner Al Hughes at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St.

Beattie is a Bellingham native who learned to sail as a kid on Bellingham Bay through the Community Boating Center, which benefits from the event. Stone’s Throw Brewery will be pouring beer.

Tickets: $10. Details: 360-543-5678.

Fun With the Fuzz 5K

The seventh annual Fun With the Fuzz 5K is a road race 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 16, at the Bellingham Police Department, 505 Grand Ave.

The race supports families of police officers who are killed in the line of duty. All proceeds are donated directly to the Behind the Badge Foundation. Entry fee includes chip timing, T-shirt, and a chance to win prizes. Cash prize for top finishers.

Entry: $20. Details: 360-778-8800.

Mushroom compost sale

The Kiwanis Club of Bellingham and Sehome High School offer mushroom compost for gardens 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at Sehome High School parking lot, 2700 Bill McDonald Parkway.

Sales of the 40-pound bags of compost will benefit local nonprofit organizations.

Price: $5 per bag. Details: 360-676-6481.

Bellingham Firefighters Ball

The Bellingham Firefighters Ball is 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Bellingham Golf and Country Club, 3729 Meridian St.

Night of dancing, silent auction and no-host bar will support the Burned Children Recovery Foundation, Royal Family Kids Camp and the Jason Karwhite scholarship fund.

Music will be provided by the Bellingham Firefighters Pipes and Drums and DJ Boy meets Girl.

Tickets: $30. Details: 360-325-5705, firecat53.com.

‘The Capper Trap:’ A Comedy Fundraiser

North County Christ the King hosts a family-friendly comedy of secret identities and silly situations set in the 1940s at 7 p.m. April 21, 22, 28 and 29 at the church’s worship center, 1816 18th St., Lynden.

All proceeds will benefit an outreach to Kenya through the Refinery Discipleship Program at NCCTK.

Tickets: $15, includes dessert. Details: rachel.hutchins@ncctk.com, 360-318-9446, ncctk.com.

Senior Center plant sale

The Bellingham Senior Activity Center holds a plant sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29 at 315 Halleck St.

Sale of plants, flowers and garden materials benefit the programs and activities of the Bellingham Senior Activity Center.

Details: 360-733-4030, http://wccoa.org.

Run for the Bees, festival

Run for the Bees, seminars, demonstrations and a concert by Pearl Djano start at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30 at BelleWood Acres Distilling & Event Center, 6140 Guide Meridian Drive.

Proceeds benefit bee research at Washington State University.

Entry: $20. Details: 360-318-7720, online@bellewoodfarms.

Birchwood plant sale

Birchwood Garden Club’s 24th annual Plant Sale is from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 30, at Bellingham Public Library’s lower level conference room, 210 Central Ave.

Proceeds from the sale benefit maintenance of Whatcom Museum and Bellingham Public Library gardens and donations of gardening literature for adults and children.

Details: birchwoodgardenclub.org

Post your event online at calendar.bellinghamherald.com at least three weeks in advance to be considered for this calendar list.