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Racquetball Doubles Clinic

Learn the strategies of smart doubles play in this mini skills clinic.

Monday, January 14: 6:00-7:00 pm

Preregistration required for all clinics at the Cordata desk.

Junior Racquetball Lessons

The next Junior Racquetball Lessons will begin the week of  January 1, 2019, and run through the week of January 22nd. 4 weeks, 8 lessons (no class on January 1). There will be offerings for all levels. Open to Members and Non Members! Sign up at the Cordata Facility front desk!

BEGINNERS:
Mon/Wed 5:00—5:45 pm

INTERMEDIATES:
Tues/Thurs 5:00—5:45 pm

ADVANCED:
Tues/Thurs 4:15—5:00 pm

$48 – Member
$54 – Child of Member
$60 – Non Member

All classes are taught by Club Pro, Wanda Collins. Wanda has been teaching juniors for 20 years and is currently Director of Junior Development on the board of the Washington Racquetball Assoc.

Festive Friday Night Out

Festive Friday Night OutHO HO HO!

Come join us for another holiday-themed Friday Night Out. The kids will have a blast “Dashing Through the Snow”, while you can have a “Silent Night” of your own.

The night will be full of pizza, games, crafts,  swimming, popcorn, treats and end the night with a holiday-themed movie! Your child will not want to miss out on this “Jolly” Party! Pajamas and cozy clothes are strongly encouraged.

When: Friday, December 21st

Time: 5pm-9:30pm

Ages: 4-11 years

Cost:
$20 – Members
$25 – Child of Member
$30 – Non-Members
$5 off for Sibling

Sign up at the Cordata Front Desk before December 20th! Payment required at time of registration.

*If your child has any food restrictions, parents will need to provide an alternative snack*

Will Everyone Be Home This Year?

Staying in touch with family and friends that live far away can be tough. It’s more noticeable during the holidays. Here are some ideas for you and your family to stay connected even when miles separate you.

Video Schedule video calls using Facetime and Skype. While you’re “together” online, share a family tradition like stringing popcorn or hanging lights. This can be a good time to start a long distance tradition.
Phone Make time for a phone call. Put the call on speaker so everyone can talk together.
Pictures

Sharing pictures is a great way to keep up to date. Here are a few ways to do this;

  • Make a private Facebook group where members can upload their photos and messages for sharing to the group.
  • Use Google photos to create shared albums for friends can upload their favorite pictures into one album.
  • Pastbook and Mixbook are online photo album sites that have the option of making photo books collaboratively.
Books

Hallmark makes recordable storybooks with voice capture technology. The book records the voice of the person who is reading the story. It’s an ideal way for Grandparents to “read” stories to their grandchildren when they can’t be together.

Did you just read a great book? Send it to a friend, or share an e-book online. Then you can discuss it over Skype.

Snail Mail

Everyone loves getting letters in the mail; make them even more special with real handwriting.

Send care packages with pictures, notes, and a few treats. It will make anyone who is separated from their family feel loved.

Our armed forces who spend holidays away from their families deserve connection, too. Think about sending books, treats, and letters to those who are protecting our freedom. There are several organizations who help. The USO is a good place to start.

Do you have more time and energy to share? Food banks can always use an extra pair of hands. The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County has many opportunities for helpers.

I hope you can stay in touch with the ones you love, and have a wonderful holiday season.

Susie Landsem
contact@aginginplacebydesign.com
Susie provides design and building solutions for people who want stay in their homes safe and independent.

Holiday Drop And Shop

Holiday Drop and ShopDrop your kids off at BAC for some pizza, holiday crafts, games and swimming while you get to take care of last minute shopping or wrapping!

Saturday, December 22nd from 12pm-3pm

Ages 4yrs-11yrs

12pm-12:30pm Pizza
12:30pm-1pm Racquetball or craft time
1pm-2pm Short movie
2pm-3pm Swimming

Bring a snack and swimsuit!

*If your child has any food restrictions, parents will need to provide an alternative snack*

Sign up at the Cordata Front Desk before Thursday, December 20th

$20 – Members
$25 – Child of Member
$30 – Non-Members
Siblings – $3 off

Beginner Racquetball Clinic

Learn the basics of the game including strokes,  serves, and rules.  All equipment provided.  Join club pro, Wanda Collins, for one of our two Beginner Clinics:

Monday, December 10 — 6:15 – 7:00pm
Monday, January 7 — 6:15 – 7:00pm

BAC Members — Free
Non Members — $15.00

Explore or Join BAC!

Bellingham Athletic Club One Week Free PassReady to explore Bellingham Athletic Club? Stop by either BAC location between February 19th and 25th and pick up a free one week pass. This is a great opportunity to try one of our many classes including HIIT, Zumba & Yoga, go for a swim or play racquetball. Contact membership for more information.

When you join Bellingham Athletic Club during February there is no joining fee on a six-month contract. When you join you also receive a chance to win a Chrysalis spa package or a gift certificate to Keenan’s. Bring a friend and double your chances.

Already a member? Spread the news about the pass. If a friend you refer joins during our February promotion, then you too have a chance to win! It’s a win-win!

TACFIT

Our six-week TACFIT program begins May 30 at the Downtown Bellingham location. TACFIT will:

  • Improve muscle economy
  • Accentuate functional strength & mobility
  • Advance recovery & breathing technique

More information available here.

Downtown Club Closes Early

Downtown Club will close at 2:00pm on Saturday, August 22, 2015 for our annual summer staff party. Thanks you for your patience!

Cordata Annual Maintenance Shutdown

Don’t forget our annual maintenance shutdown is scheduled for Friday, August 21, 2015 through Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the Cordata Club. Of course the Downtown Club will be open for your use,
though closing early (2:00pm) on Saturday for our staff party.