Caspar Babypants in children’s concert at Bellingham college

Children’s recording artist Chris Ballew — better known by his stage name Caspar Babypants — appears this weekend at Bellingham Technical College in an event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the school’s Child and Family Studies Department. Proceeds from the concert support scholarships for BTC’s Parenting Education Program.

His show is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in Settlemyer Family Hall on the BTC campus, 3028 Lindbergh Ave., near Eldridge Avenue and Squalicum Way in northeast Bellingham. Admission is $10 per family in advance at btcfamily.eventbrite.com or $12 at the door, if available. Parking will be free in all campus lots; the campus is served by Whatcom Transportation Authority buses 3 and 4.

Ballew, who gained fame as lead singer and bass guitarist of the Seattle-based alternative rock band Presidents of the United States of America, started recording nursery rhymes and other music for young children more than a decade ago.

Also Saturday are open houses at the Family Learning Center in the Y Building from 9 to 10 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The open houses include a make-and-take project, classroom tours and a free children’s book.