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April 2022

Bellingham Veg Fest: Teen Meet-Up April 20th

April 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N.
Bellingham, WA 98229
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Free

Join us for our first Veg Teen Meet-up! Our intention for these meet-ups is to create a safe space for teens who are vegan or veg-curious to socialize with others and find support where needed. We are passionate about learning and growing and will strive to have a fun activity and/or special guest expert at each meeting. For this meeting, we will do a non-cooking demo for Overnight Oats! All supplies will be provided. Each teen will take their jar…

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May 2022

Sunrise Meditation Spring ’22 MWF

May 2 @ 6:30 am - 7:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until May 31, 2022

Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N.
Bellingham, WA 98229
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Sunrise Meditation offers a wonderful space to start your day in contemplation and reflection. We'll begin with 5 minutes of fellowship followed by 40 minutes of silent meditation. Most familiar with vipassana meditation, the host is happy to answer any questions about different approaches (including body scan, noting emotions or counting the breath). Please bring your own meditation pillow and blanket or yoga mat. Matt Perry is a long-time meditator and Somatic Coach who works at the intersection of mind…

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Handmade Spoon Carving 5/7/22

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N.
Bellingham, WA 98229
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$50.00

Course Description In this introductory carving class, led by Ryan Johnson, learn to make beautiful handmade wooden spoons from wood using a knife, axe, saw, and gouge. We’ll discuss which tree species are recommended and why, where to find them, and how to harvest them sustainably. We will then section logs into billets so we can begin carving. Each step of the process, you’ll follow along with the instructor to make your own spoon to take home. You’ll also get…

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From Mindfulness to Embodiment: An Introduction to Somatics 5/10/22

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N.
Bellingham, WA 98229
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$5.00

While “mindfulness” is widely known today, there’s a new and exciting world beyond the mind that offers us a gold mine of insight and transformation: our bodies. In this two-hour introduction to Somatics, we’ll explore how embodiment practices can connect us more deeply with ourselves and others. We’ll focus on practical ways to move from our heads - and overthinking - into our body and its deeper inner wisdom. We'll explore the Greek word "soma,” or body, and why everything…

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Weed and Feed 2022!

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until November 12, 2022

Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N.
Bellingham, WA 98229
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The monthly Weed and Feeds at the Chuckanut Center garden are a chance to get your knees dirty! Come meet other gardeners, learn garden maintenance strategies, and contribute to an incredible garden that donates fresh produce every year. After our hard work, enjoy a delicious meal prepared by the Chuckanut Center Board. All are welcome. Each month we focus on several specific tasks around the garden. We work hard, laugh hard! Tools and know-how are supplied. Weed and Feed takes…

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Knife and Tool Sharpening by Hand 5/15/22

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N.
Bellingham, WA 98229
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$35.00

A Sharp knife in the kitchen, or a sharp tool in the garden is a pleasure to use, but much safer, too! Unfortunately, creating that perfect edge can be very difficult, especially when there is so much information out there about sharpening! In this workshop, join Woodworker and Survival Skills Instructor Ryan Johnson for a tutorial on all things sharp. We’ll discuss the principles of sharpening, the chemistry of steel and how this knowledge helps us, and what materials to…

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Monthly Meditation Circle ’22

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 20, 2022

Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N.
Bellingham, WA 98229
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Group meditation is more powerful than when we are practicing alone. So Bellingham, let's connect, share and support each other as we grow inwardly! Anyone can participate, just bring your own silent meditation practice, and whatever you need to be comfortable. The center has folding chairs, so there's no need to sit on the floor unless you want to. In warmer weather we can be outdoors. We'll start arriving at 6:00pm, and begin meditating at 6:15 for 30 minutes. Registration…

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Knife Carving Introduction [Free!] – Branch Butter Knives 5/16

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N.
Bellingham, WA 98229
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Free

If you've always wanted to try out knife carving and whittling, but never got the chance, this is the session for you! In this free community class, we'll introduce the subject of Knife Carving with green wood and get you started. You'll be trained to use two basic carving techniques and get to hand craft your first project, a branch butter knife. To make this project, the group will work together and follow along step by step. Tools, materials, and…

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Bellingham Veg Fest Teen Meet-Up 5/18/22

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N.
Bellingham, WA 98229
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Free

Join us for our monthly Veg Teen Meet-up! Our intention for these meet-ups is to create a safe space for teens who are vegan or veg-curious to socialize with others, make connections, and find support where needed. For this meeting, we will make fresh spring rolls together and play board games. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Event is free, but registration is required. Donations are welcomed. Bellingham Veg Fest  is a 501c3 nonprofit and powered 100% by volunteers.…

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Knot Tying Clinic – 5/24/22

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N.
Bellingham, WA 98229
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$15.00

Using the right knot for the job makes life easier! From the simple overhand knot to the bowline knot, the world of rope can seem intimidating. That's why this short workshop will be designed for beginners who are looking to build a foundation with a useful variety of basic knots. We'll work as a group and follow along step by step to learn a handful of common knots and when to use them. After instruction, we will practice tying up…

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