Upcoming events at Chuckanut Center

Rise Up Singing Thursday, January 10, 7-9pm Join us for our monthly song circle (second Thursdays) at Chuckanut Center.  Participants are encouraged to bring instruments, voices and lyric/chord charts to share songs and build community.  All abilities welcome! Bring refreshments as needed. Donations welcome.

Write to Renew...a workshop Sunday, January 13, 10 am- 3 pm
Pre-registration is required. HERE or by Email: $75 class fee payable at the door. Please bring a sack lunch, writing notebook, favorite pen and a comfortable pillow. Tea and snacks will be provided. Join expressive arts facilitator, Jay S. Nahani, MSW, for an immersion workshop of creative inspiration, generative writing prompts, and resourceful tools to support you and your goals as we enter the New Year. The day will be full of opportunities to write and renew, and to make personal discoveries with a sense of purpose and perspective. You will leave with several fresh pieces of writing underway, and a …

A brief history of the Caretakers House restoration

A brief history of the Caretakers House restorationClick here for a brief history of the Caretakers House from 1914-2008. 2009: We removed 30 cubic yards of moldy basement contents, generally cleaned up the main floor and partially insulated the walls.  Meanwhile we held a community design charrette to master plan the site. 2010: Our master site plan was approved by City of Bellingham Parks Department. We began the restoration of the water-damaged front porch, replaced the original roof, relocated the electrical service panel and re-wired the main floor.  On the grounds we built a 300′ fence along Chuckanut Drive to protect future gardens from the deer.  Our first gardens are installed in the fall. 2011: We completed the front porch restoration and replaced all broken windows throughout the house.  Gatehouse at the fence line was installed.  A garden tool shed was built.  An irrigation system was installed for the expanding gardens, which now include an orchard at the west end.  We begi…