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Upcoming events at Chuckanut Center

House Concert with Mike Marker
Thursday, February 28, 7:30-9:00 pm
$5-10 suggested donation.
Doors open at 7:00. No advance ticket sales.
Mike Marker plays old time banjo, 6 and 12 string guitars, arranges songs from country blues, southern mountain traditions, and has written songs on contemporary social and environmental themes. He was a performer on the Sloop Clearwater in New York, an artist in residence in Oregon schools, a teacher at Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, and has performed at many festivals in the Cascadia region. He also plays in a duo with dobro player Nakos Marker.

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…