Bellingham Parks & Recreation Leisure Guide

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360-778-7000 cob/org/recreation 5 BABYSITTING CLASS Boys and girls 5th through 8th grade learn all the basic skills needed to be a great, confident babysitter. Topics include: children's different age characteristics, managing behavior, general infant & toddler care, play ideas, safety issues and instruction on what to do in emergency situations. Instructed by Camp Fire, Babysitting Basics is part of their "Kids Self Reliance" program which aims to encourage a child's self-esteem and feeling of empowerment. AGES: 10–16 years DATES: March 25, April 29, June 3 TIME: 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. LOCATION: Bloedel Donovan Pavilion COST: $55 per class MIN: 3 MAX: 16 BACKYARD HABITAT & NATIVE FLORA FAIR Learn how to make your yard, school yard or business landscape wildlife friendly! • Native Plant Sale, with native plant experts from the Washington Native Plant Society to answer questions • 1pm Native Plant walk • Nesting boxes for cavity nesting birds • Children's activities • Learn how to certify your yard, business landscaping or school as a wildlife friendly habitat Event sponsored by Komo Kulshan chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society, Wild Whatcom, North Cascades Audubon Society and Bellingham Parks & Recreation. For more information call the Parks Volunteer Program at 778-7105. DATE: Saturday, April 29th TIMES: 10 a.m.–3 p.m. LOCATION: Fairhaven Village Green COST: Free SPECIALIZED RECREATION SERVICES Bellingham Parks and Recreation is committed to providing quality opportunities to all members of our community. We recognize that making our services and facilities accessible to people with disabilities helps build a positive community. We strive to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as foster positive relationships between all our participants. Specialized Recreation services include: Programs designed for individuals who have a disability Inclusion support for individuals with disabilities wishing to participate in any program offered by Bellingham Parks and Recreation Liaison to community groups serving individuals with disabilities The programs listed in this section are designed for individuals who have a disability. These programs offer opportunities for individuals to develop a skill or have opportunities for socialization. Inclusion support services include arranging for requested accommodation or adaptation to facilitate successful participation in general programming offered by Bellingham Parks and Recreation. Participants will be asked if they require assistance or accommodation at the time of registration. Recreation staff will then contact participants and/or parent/ advocate to arrange necessary support when indicated. For questions regarding Specialized Recreation services, please contact Amanda Grove, 778-7000 or agrove@cob.org.

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