This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Whatcom County including Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and beyond.
The Bellingham Roller Betties continue Season 11 with the last regular bout on Saturday, April 21 at 5:00 p.m. at the Pavilion on the campus of Whatcom Community College.
The evening features a doubleheader with home team The Cog Blockers battling it out with a visiting team followed by a bout between the Season 10 Champions Tough Love facing off against the Team F.L.A.S.H.
Team F.L.A.S.H can secure their spot in the Championships if they come out on top against Tough Love, but that isn’t going to be an easy feat. Coached by Mincemeat Outtaya, Tough Love has some power players – Bertha Beatdown and Jenacide have been owning the jammer line this season, and blockers Izzy X and Red Rum have been landing some great hits.
Team F.L.A.S.H. is coming in after a hard loss to the Canadian team the Smokin’ Laces, but captain Tornado Ally says that she knows her team is ready to play their game and bring in the win. The team has a great core strength with blockers Shreddy Bruiseavelt and Nona Nonesense, and their jammers Crumpet Crusher and Rampaige have been delivering the points.
The Cog Blockers are coming into this game after a nice win against Tough Love in the last bout. They will be playing against the Queer Squad Washington. The Queer Squad is a pick-up team that offers a safe, encouraging and inclusive environment to skaters that identify as LGBTQA+.
If Team F.L.A.S.H. wins this bout, they guarantee their spot in the Championship game this season. After coming in last place in Season 10, the skaters are certainly hungry for the win.
The Bellingham Roller Betties have a Merchandise Booth, Snack Bar and Beer and Wine Garden at all of their bouts at Whatcom Community College. Most extras are cash only, so come prepared. There is 21+ and Family Seating options in the stands. There will also be a food truck outside for those looking for dinner options.
Tickets for this event are $14 for adults, $6 for kids ages 8-12 and free for kids seven and under. Tickets are available at your local Community Food Co-Op, online through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. Season tickets are also available online: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3382677.
Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and the first bout starts at 5:00 p.m.
Photo credit: David Willoughby
Get ready to have a radical time as we turn our alley into a Mountain Bike playground and festival! During Bellingham Beer Week, this event will raise funds for WMBC Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition, and we’re shutting down the alley behind Boundary Bay for…BIKES…BIKES and BIKES.
Here’s what you’ll experience:
-Live music by Hot Damn Scandal at 2:30 p.m. (Free and All Ages!)
-Exclusive Galbraith Mountain Series Beers on tap (Taplist coming soon)
-Mountain Bike Skills Course by Chris Mellick (RRAD)
-Bike Demos by Jack’s Bicycle Center
-Jump demos by local mountain bike pros
-Raffles and Giveaways, including a BRAND NEW KIDS GIANT MOUNTAIN BIKE!!!!
-Info Fair and More!
Special thanks to Jack’s Bicycle Center for their support!
This event is free and family friendly.
Love: American Style is the YWCA’s Breakfast topic May 4, 2018. Stephanie Coontz, a noted expert on American families – past and present – will keynote the Bellingham YWCA’s Leadership Power Breakfast from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Friday, May 4, at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Bellingham.
Proceeds from the breakfast support the YWCA emergency and transitional housing program for homeless women. A minimum $50 donation is requested at the event. For reservations call 360-734-4820 or email email@example.com by April 25 to assure seating.
Coontz will explore “The Changing Landscape of Love” – how the rules for navigating personal relationships have changed in recent decades. She will show “how shifts in work, gender relations, economic trends and family dynamics impact individuals, couples and society at large – for better and for worse.”
Families, marriage and gender relations have changed more in the last 40 years, Coontz claims, than in the previous 4,000, posing new challenges as well as unprecedented new opportunities.
Coontz is a frequent guest on network and cable television, and writes for major U.S. and international newspapers and magazines as well as academic journals. Her work has received many awards and has been translated into 11 languages. Her recent Op Ed article in the New York Times was titled For a Better Marriage Act Like a Single Person.
She is the Director of Research and Public Education at the Council on Contemporary Families and an historian at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA.
Her most recent book is a revised edition of The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap. Among her many other books are A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s; Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage; and The Way We Really Are: Coming to Terms with America’s Changing Families.
Coontz holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California/Berkeley and a master’s degree from the University of Washington where she was a Woodrow Wilson Scholar. For more information about her background see: http://www.stephaniecoontz.com/ .
The goal with our GEMS Night Out event is to provide a safe and empowering space for girls to explore STEM fields and meet other girls that share those interests. We will not turn away any identity, but would like to respect the focus of this program.
As we continue to look for other areas to grow our academic programs, we always appreciate feedback about demographics and interests that we can better serve. Please let us know if there are other topics or demographics that you would like to see represented!
Each GEM Night Out session will feature a unique STEM theme for your child to explore:
May 11, 2018 – Puppies of the Sea – Seals and Sea Lions
Have you ever wanted to learn more about the marine mammals we see so often around our docks and shores? Kids grades 3-8 are invited to come explore seals and sea lions, the puppies of the sea at Western Washington University’s SEA Discovery Center.