Upcoming events at Chuckanut Center

Fermentation! Part 1 : Tomato Salsa, Dilly Beans
CANCELLED

Community Cider Press
Saturday, September 22, 10am-4pm
(repeats October 6, 10am-4pm)

Our cider press is available for processing your apples during these days.  Bring your harvest to the Center along with containers to take home your bounty.
Pre-registration is requested to help us keep the juice flowing in a timely manner.  Email us at chuckanutcenter@gmail.com to schedule a time.


House concert with Derek Duffy
Thursday, September 27, 7:30-9:00 PM.  
Doors open at 7 PM.  Seating is limited.
$5-10 suggested donation.
Derek Patrick Duffy is a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known throughout the UK, Ireland and North America for his lively and poignant performances, Derek has been playing music ever since he can remember. He has appeared in many venues, festivals and performance rooms, solo and as a band member.
His bands have toured throughout North America and here in Bellingham. The Devilly Brothers and Skellig are
his latest projects. As a solo artist, Derek has been compared to the likes of Van Morrison, David Gray, and Shane McGowan. Born in Ireland and educated in England, he has plied his trade as a master gardener and a musician for some 40 years now.
The instruments Derek plays are: guitar, bazouki, bod’hran, mandolin, harmonica and voice.

Making HOT compost, a demonstration
Saturday, October 6, 11 am-noon.
FREE, all ages.
WSU Master Composter Jim Fonte will do a hands-on demonstration on hot composting, and discuss differences between hot and cold compost.
Come learn how to make your own great compost for your gardens that will reach up to 140 degrees to kill weed seeds and pathogens.
Save those dry leaves and garden waste so you can start your own at home!
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Community Cider Press
Saturday, October 6, 10am-4pm

Our cider press is available for processing your apples during these days.  Bring your harvest to the Center along with containers to take home your bounty.
Pre-registration is requested to help us keep the juice flowing in a timely manner.  Email us at chuckanutcenter@gmail.com to schedule a time.

Final Weed ‘N Feed event
Sunday, October 7, 9am-NOON
At Chuckanut Center gardens
Join us for our End of Season Celebration as we say goodbye to the 2018 gardening season by tidying up the beds for their long winter's nap. Volunteers will be treated to a Mediterranean-themed feast!
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Rise Up Singing
Thursday, October 11, 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.

Songwriting Workshop with Havilah Rand
Saturday, Oct. 13, 1:00-4:00 pm
$135
Ages: Adults 18-60+
Register here
This workshop will provide tools and strategies for sparking creative inspiration, writing interesting lyrics and arranging songs. 
We will engage in several fun and stimulating activities for developing song ideas. Feel free to bring works in progress as well as blank slate. Havilah will begin and end the afternoon with a short yoga and meditation practice to cultivate and maintain creative energy.
Bring your own snacks and beverages to share if you wish. For more information contact havilahrand@gmail.com
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House Concert with Max Hatt and Edda Glass
Sunday, October 14, 7:30-9:00 pm
At Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave.
Doors open at 7:00
$15-$25 suggested donation with nobody turned away for lack of funds.
No advance ticket sales.
Max Hatt / Edda Glass's award-winning Jazz Americana and Brazilian Bossa Nova has "an incomparable spook" (Nashville Scene) and "a unique sound" (NPR).  Telling stories of little people on great plains, the duo evokes a world that stretches from the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to the prairies of the American west, leaving audiences with a feeling both light and deep. As heard on NPR Mountain Stage, NYC's Lincoln Center, DC's Kennedy Center, and Wilco's Solid Sound Festival.
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Fermentation! Part 2 : Pear Chutney & Kraut
Wednesday. October 17, 6:30pm - 8:30 pm
Ages: 13 and up, or with an adult
$5 materials fee : $12 per person
(Pre-registration by 10/15 is required for class prep. and planning)
Register here
Learn how to make fermented pear chutney's and cabbage sauerkraut. You will go home with your own fermented food & know how to ferment produce from your own gardens and/or our fabulous farmers markets.
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Herbal Tea Blending with Irene Hinkle
Sunday, October 21, 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
All Ages welcome. Children < 10 years must be accompanied by an adult.
$35 suggested donation
Register HERE, or RSVP at chuckanutcenter@gmail.com
Learn to create your own custom blend of herbal tea ingredients provided and take home what you make (up to 4 ounces)! All ingredients are either organically grown by me, by volunteers at the Chuckanut Center, or are wild-harvested sustainably. We will cover medicinal uses, cautions, proper preparation and storage. We also include unusual plants and fungi you won't find in a shop but that you can grow or find locally yourself. Think about making a custom blend as a special gift, or give the gift of taking the workshop to a friend who loves tea!
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