For a complete list of fundraisers in Whatcom County, check The Bellingham Herald’s calendar online at calendar.bellinghamherald.com.
FAME: Female Artists for Music Education
Bellingham Sings presents its annual benefit concert starting with music by pianist Hadassah McGill at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Road.
Performers are the Allegra Women’s Ensemble, Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers, and vocalist Greta Matassa, pianist Andrea Rackl, and poet Brenda Miller.
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‘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. Thursday and Friday, April 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.
‘These Pieces of Me’ film benefits Northwest Youth Services
“These Pieces of Me,” a short documentary showcasing the challenges and triumphs of young transgender adults in Bellingham, will be shown at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Cafe Bouzingo, 1209 Cornwall Ave. After the film screening, there will be the opportunity to talk with the director, Cassidy Boysen, followed by a dance party with music by Judy Just Judy.
All proceeds go to Northwest Youth Services, which offers a wide variety of help for youths in need in Skagit and Whatcom counties.
Whatcom Parks & Recreation Foundation bluegrass concert
Whatcom Parks & Recreation Foundation hosts bluegrass music by Bentgrass, starting with an open mike hosted by Marcel Ardans at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Boundary Bay Brewery’s beer garden, 1107 Railroad Ave. Bentgrass plays at 7 p.m.
Proceeds go to the Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival to be held over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-5.
Whatcom Literacy Council’s Trivia Bee and Silent Auction
Whatcom Literacy’s annual Trivia Bee and Silent Auction is from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave.
This fundraiser is like “Jeopardy!” for teams, a friendly competition of wits, with trivia master Ken Jennings joining local radio celebrity Scotty VanDryver as co-hosts.
Run for the Bees, festival
Run for the Bees, seminars and demonstrations start at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at BelleWood Acres Distilling & Event Center, 6140 Guide Meridian Drive. Pearl Django plays at 7 p.m. (tickets are $15).
Proceeds benefit bee research at Washington State University.
Annual car show and charity event
The Jeckyl & Hyde Annual Cruz-In is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at 709 W. Orchard Drive, with live music all day, more than 100 classic cars and motorcycles, trophies, awards and raffles.
Proceeds go to the Shriners Children’s Hospital.
Bellingham Festival of Music Dinner and Auction
“April in Paris” is the theme for the annual dinner auction sponsored by the Bellingham Festival of Music, starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Settlemyer Family Hall at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. Kent Loomer is this year’s auctioneer.
The event is the major fundraising event for the festival.
April Brews Day
Taste beers from more than 50 breweries on Saturday, April 30, at Depot Market Square, Railroad Avenue at Maple Street.
All proceeds benefit Max Higbee Center, which provides recreation programs for teens and adults with developmental disabilities. Participating breweries: maxhigbee.org/2016-confirmed-brewers.html.
Entry: $50 VIP, general admission is $25 presale, $30 at the door. Hours: 5:30-6:30 p.m., VIP ticket holders only, limited to first 500 people; 6:30-10 p.m. general admission.
Farewell to 1418: Fundraiser, Party & Wake
iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave., presents a farewell party to its home of 14 years, in a party at 7 p.m. April 30.
Jazz by Julian and Bill MacDonough, food by Shu-Ling Hergenhahn-Zhao, special performances from days past and from upcoming shows, and toasts and farewells. All proceeds benefit our upcoming move to the iDiOM’s future home at Sylvia Center for the Arts.
Brigid Collins Benefit Concert
Bellingham’s Sharon Mayson and Nashville, Tenn., singer-songwriter Shauna Rae Samograd perform original tunes and Americana-style covers in a benefit for Brigid Collins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St.
Brigid Collins Family Support Center is a community-based organization dedicated to ending child abuse and neglect throughout Whatcom and Skagit counties by providing healing, justice, support, education, training and leadership.
Room to Breathe Fundraising Event
Join Bellingham Cohousing for a traditional Indian dinner, mindfulness talk, and a film in support of the Community Dharma Leader Scholarship Fund of Bellingham Insight Meditation Society at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Bellingham Cohousing, 2614 Donovan Ave.
Trinkets & Treasures Craft and Flea Market
Ferndale Band Boosters hosts the sixth annual benefit for the high school band and color guard from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Ferndale High School gym, 5830 Golden Eagle Drive, with craft and food vendors, a bake sale, food, a garage sale and a mattress sale.
Admission is free.
Post your event online at calendar.bellinghamherald.com at least three weeks in advance to be considered for this calendar list.