Upcoming events at Chuckanut Center

HOUSE CONCERT with Havilah Rand
Thursday, March 22,  Doors open/refreshments 7:00.  Show from 7:30-9pm.
$10-$25 suggested donation.  Tickets available only at the door.  Seating limited.
Havilah is an award winning singer songwriter who has recently relocated to Bellingham, WA after an eleven year stint in the acclaimed Live Music Capital of the World Austin, TX . Her musical journey spans five full length albums and two decades weaving its way through the jazz halls of New York City, the alternative rock venues of post grunge Seattle and countless coffee shops and theaters across the United States And Europe. Her unique brand of melodically lush, groove infused Americana is mulled in poetic lyricism born of adventure, self exploration and artistry at its most poignant. Havilah is also the founder of Holistic ArtVentures, an organization that uses songwriting as a tool for bolstering creativity and confidence and preserving the oral history of our elders. Through various songwriting programs, Havilah has written songs with hundreds of children and elderly and is planning a 2018 release that features selected pieces from these projects. She will be showcasing these songs at her upcoming concert at the Chuckanut Center with special guest Anna Arvan on cello.
...as a Facebook event

Saturday March 31, 2018
10:00 pm - 3:00 pm
(Includes lunch from 12-1:00)
$25 per person
Ages 10 and up
Presenter: Glen Herlihy of Beacon Food Forest & assisted by Pliny Keep.
Presentation and facilitated design process focused on the basics of food forestry, structure and guilds, perennial plant systems.  Community food forestry from the Beacon Food Forest perspective, including building community engagement, volunteer input /continued involvement, organization structure, using public land and community harvest policies. Followed by on-site/outdoor session of design process including basic design parameters, evaluation & creating a plan & installation.
A Main dish will be provided, potluck items welcomed to share with group.
Teacher Bio :
Food Forests with Glenn Herlihy, Permaculture designer and educator, co-founder of the Beacon Food Forest (http://beaconfoodforest.org/)
The goal of the Beacon Food Forest is to design, plant and grow an edible urban forest garden that inspires our community to gather together, grow our own food and rehabilitate our local ecosystem.
View Our Video & assisted by Pliny Keep, Permaculture designer, orchard experience in South Bellingham for 20 years.

Eating Early Spring Herbs with Shana Lewis
The Culinary and Medicinal uses of Nettles and Lemon Balm
Sunday April 8th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Ages: 12 and up (or by arrangement)
$10/person (includes material fee)
Class Description : Spring is just popping up her head this time of year, and I will introduce everyone in this class to her early arrivals: Nettles and Lemon Balm. You will learn about their medicinal properties and their highly edible uses in food. You will participate in identifying, collecting, and preparing these herbs. You will experience hands-on how to add herbs to spice condiments, salads, and tea, and will be able bring home some of the herbal products we will make. We will also venture outside and explore the surrounding garden and woods to identify and ethically harvest these herbs in their natural habitat, and to learn to get past that first 'sting' in picking Nettles. Students are asked to please bring a pint jar to bring home their tea in, and a pair of garden or dish gloves to pick nettles. Instructor will provide extra supplies.
Learning about the nutritive and edible properties of the plants growing around us, I feel, in our gardens, or even in our backyards or next to the sidewalk, is highly empowering. Whether it's adding wild greens to soup, or preventing a cough or cold with plants, this knowledge is important for humans to feel confident, safe, independent, and resilient in their bio-region.

Teacher Bio : The plants have been teaching their wisdom to me for over 20 years. I studied local plant identification in my Fairhaven College degree, and have taught various workshops on women's health and herbs over the last two decades. I have co-instructed on plants at two wildlife reserves in Whatcom and Skagit counties, and have also been an organizing volunteer for numerous Northwest Herbal Faires. I love to create magical balms from the herbs in my vibrant garden.

Thursday, April 12, 7-9pm
Join us for our monthly song circle (2nd Thursdays) at Chuckanut Center.  
Participants of all abilities are encouraged to bring instruments, voices and lyric/chord charts as we share songs and build community!
Bring refreshments as needed.

GARDENING IN BALANCE:  Warm up, work wisely, wind down
...with Kathleen Grimbly
Saturday, April 14, 3:00-5:00 pm
$15 suggested donation
All ages welcome
Register here
As a Facebook event
Learn an accessible full body warm up, practice wise ergonomics for gardening while contributing to the garden, restore yourself with HELP: Healing Easy Lazy Poses, that counter imbalances in posture and energy. All practices are within the normal human range of motion and can be adapted for anyone.

HOUSE CONCERT with Misty Flowers
Thursday, April 26, 7-9pm

Doors open/refreshments 7:00.  Show starts 7:30

$5-$10 sliding scale.  Nobody turned away for lack of funds, but seating is limited.


FAMILY CONCERT with Pam Sinnett
Sunday, May 20, 2:00-3:30pm
All ages
Suggested donation $10-15/family
No advance ticket sales.
A time to sing together familiar folk tunes, new tunes to tuck in your pocket and take home, songs to make us laugh, lullabies and more.  
Pam’s retired from Samish School and has led family concerts and sing-alongs in classrooms around town for over 30 years.


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