Upcoming events at Chuckanut Center

HOUSE CONCERT with James Higgins and the Daft Rascals
Thursday, May 24, 7-9pm
Doors open 7:00. Show starts 7:30.
$5-$10 suggested donation.  

No advance ticket sales.  Seating is limited.
James Higgins arrived in Bellingham 20 years ago after busking and gigging his way around Europe from Scandinavia to Spain, and from Ireland to Hungary. His most recent band, The Daft Rascals, focuses mainly on Scottish/Irish music, with James’ original songs sprinkled throughout.
The Daft Rascals include Howie Meltzer and David Maguire. Howie knows more tunes than Bellingham has raindrops and is a master of contra-dance reels, jigs, and old timey music. David is a multi-instrumentalist who grew up in the northeast where he joined the dots backwards with his musical influences before arriving at an eclectic cross section of jazz, blues, and rock, straight out of old time weird America.
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House concert with Steve Greenwood
Thursday, June 7, 7:30-9:00 PM
Doors open at 7:00 PM.  Show starts at 7:30 PM.
$10 suggested donation
No advance ticket sales.
Steve Greenwood is a singer-songwriter from Portland, Oregon who has brought his music to three continents, northwest music festivals, the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, and has shared the stage with other artists such as Seattle’s Linda Waterfall and Kenny Feinstein of the group Water Tower.
Steve is a storyteller and an optimist at heart, whose songs contain a fresh perspective on both human failings and redemption.    His thought-provoking music is a unique blend of country, rock, gospel, and blues that will bring a smile to your face and have you singing along!   

Thursday, June 14, 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. Donations welcome!

HOUSE CONCERT with Tracy Spring
Thursday, June 28, 7:30-9:00pm
Doors open at 7:00. Show starts at 7:30pm.
No advance tickets sales. Seating is limited.
$5-$10 suggested donation.

Tracy Spring has won multiple regional awards for her compelling vocals, versatile guitar playing and reflective songwriting. She displays a style all her own while combining blues, swing, old R and B, jazz and folk. She is a seasoned performer in folk venues and festivals throughout North America and Australia.  Tracy lives on Bellingham's south side.
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Thursday, July 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. Donations welcome!

July 16-19, 10:00am-3:00pm
For ages 7-12
Cost: $275
Register directly with Havilah at havilahrand@gmail.com.
Let's fire up our creativity as we write and record songs. We’ll engage in a variety of activities such theater games, word and picture collaging, listening sessions, journaling and outdoor adventures in both natural and urban settings to find inspiration for song topics and lyrics. As our songs take shape, we will record them using a basic recording unit and high quality microphones. Those who play instruments are encouraged to use them but no musical skills or past experience are required. There will also be opportunities for those who are interested in sound engineering to learn more about the use of microphones and basic recording gear. Our work will culminate with a full length CD and and CD release celebration. Visit www.holisticartventures.com to learn more.
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Sunday, July 22, 1:00 to 4:00pm.
$25 suggested donation
Ages 13 and up
Register here:
Class Description:
Beautify your garden with colorful mosaic art!
In this 3-hour beginner-friendly class, participants will design and create a unique mosaic garden paver using a wide variety of colorful "tessarae" (colorful tiles, broken dishware, glass marbles and more). Participants are welcome to bring broken dishes, tiles, and other items from home for their mosaic designs - or to share with others!
Participants must bring their own paver.  Instructor will provide all other materials including a wide variety of colorful tiles, mortar, grout and instruction and design ideas.
A grouting demonstration will be given so participants can do this finishing touch at home.
Teacher Bio : Jean has taught Intro to Mosaics and Mosaic stepping stones at WCC, SCC and ECC for about 5 years.
Coffee and tea provided.
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Youth Fiddle Week with Cayley Schmid
July 24,  25, and 26 (Tues. -Thurs.), 10am-2pm
$135 total (all three days)
Ages: 5-18
A three-day camp for kids 9-14 years old, who already have some violin/fiddle experience. We will learn traditional and modern tunes, write our own music, practice accompanying on the fiddle, and have fun playing music together. This is a great way to show young people the fun and community that can be found in playing music with other people.
Partial scholarships for low income are available.
Contact Cayley with questions. cayleyschmid@gmail.com (360)739-7027
Teacher Bio:  Cayley has taught fiddle to kids and adults, groups and individuals, beginners and advanced players for ten years and enjoys helping others discover the joy of playing folk music.

HOUSE CONCERT with Val D'Alessio and Jean Mann
Thursday, July 26, 7:30-9:00pm
Doors open 7:00.  Show starts at 7:30.
$10-$15 suggested donation.  
Tickets available only at the door.
Val discovered a passion for music at an early age. She taught herself to play Beatle songs at age 10, sitting in her room in Winthrop, Maine.  Val says that her musical journey truly began at the age of 33 when she began consistently writing and recording her own music. She wrote most of the songs recorded on her first CD “Home, Highways and Bad Hair Days” while living in Lumpy Dump Cabin 11 in Bellingham, a place she found safe to begin expressing her musical depth. You will find this singer/songwriter now living in Seattle.  http://www.valdalessio.com/
Jean is a Seattle-based Americana singer-songwriter who was born and raised in Bellingham.  She performs on tenor and acoustic guitars, ukulele and harmonica, all to accompany an arresting, texture-laden vocal style that grabs at the very depths of the soul.  With seven records in her catalog Jean has toured nationally since 2000 and made her European debut in 2014. jeanmann.net
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