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January 2014

Concert in the Woods-”The Blackberry Bushes
Saturday, January 4th, 2014, 7:30PM
Jes Raymond and Jakob Breitbach draw from the deep roots of American traditional music to create a playful and resonant sound with both twang and sophistication. Joyful singing and enchanting songwriting are supported by carefully constructed soundscapes that feature virtuosic fiddle.  Check out their daredevil sound that is also delicate and bold at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District No. 2 Public Meeting
Wednesday, January 8th, 2014, 6:30PM
The next Brinnon Parks and Recreation District Meeting will be held at the Brinnon Community Center(306144 U.S. Highway 101).  Everyone is encouraged to attend this meeting to help the Commissioners decide how best to collect the funds necessary for yearly operating costs.

Brinnon Music Group
Thursdays, January, 2014, 6:30PM-8PM
Interested in making music?  Join the Brinnon Music Group at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).  Bring instruments, music books, sheet music, or foot stomping gear.  Contact Alan Ostenson for information email alan.ostenson@gmail.com.  All are Welcome!

Ninth Night Movie: “2012″
Thursday, January 9th, 2014, Potluck-6PM; Movie-6:30PM
“2012″ is a action packed adventure movie staring John Cusack, Oliver Platt, Amanda Peet and Danny Glover as the President; directed by Roland Emmerich.  What will people do as the world faces a catastrophe of apocalyptic proportion while cities and nations collapse.  Come and find out!   The last meal starts at 6:00 pm.  For the potluck: What would you bring for your race to safety?  Movie will start at 6:30 pm and Trivia question prizes too!

Jefferson Land Trust Event: Coexisting With Carnivores
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014, 7PM
The Jefferson Land Trust Natural History Society will be presenting this event at the Cotton Building (607 Water St. in Port Townsend).  Lorna and Darrell Smith are longtime wildlife experts dedicated to improving public understanding of black bears, cougars, grizzly bears and gray wolves across Washington State.  They will be discussing their work with Western Wildlife Outreach which aims to address public concerns about these animals and create wildlife-safe communities.

Free Movie: American Meat
Friday, January 31st, 2014, 7PM
Head over to the Chimacum Grange, to check out one of the films in the “Fresh & Free: Moveable Feast Film Series:”  American Meat.  This is a pro-farmer documentary about chicken, cattle & hog production in America.  A local meat farmer producer will be persent for discussion.

February 2014

Concert in the Woods- “The Kate Copeland Trio
Friday, Febuary 7th, 2014, 7:30PM
The Kate Copeland Trio features original songs with a refreshingly modern folk sensibility. Sit back and ease into their lush vocal harmonies, evocative lyrics, and carefully crafted refrains. Kiyota Sage (Nanda) & Madeleine Sosin (Correo Aereo) will spirit you away and leave you wanting more at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Ninth Night Movie: ‘Food Stamped’
Sunday, February 9th, 2014, Potluck- 6PM; Movie- 6:45PM
Head over to the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101) to check out one of the films in the “Fresh & Free: Moveable Feast Film Series:”  Food Stamped.  Food Stamped is an informative and humorous documentary film following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Quilcene Village Store‘s Greg Brotherton will be there for Post-movie discussion.  The Pot Luck theme is: Feeding a Family of 4 on $12.  The one who comes up with the best tasting and stretched meal will win a prize!

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District No. 2 Public Meeting
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014, 6:30PM
The next Brinnon Parks and Recreation District meeting will be held at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 U.S. Highway 101).  Everyone is encouraged to attend!

Brinnon Music Group
Thursday, February 13th, 2014, 6:30PM
Interested in making music?  Join the Brinnon Music Group at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month.  Bring instruments, music books, sheet music, or foot stomping gear.  Contact Alan Ostenson for information email alan.ostenson@gmail.com.  All are Welcome!

Bake Sale & Parent’s Break Event
Saturday, Febuary 15th, 2014, 12PM-3PM
The Junior group of Champions called the “Mission Possible” youth group will be holding a Samaritan’s Purse fundraiser at the Brinnon School Gym.  It will be an opportunity for kids kindergarten through 5th grades to have a few hours of fun and games including snacks.  More importantly, it’s a chance for parents or guardians to take a break.  They request a $5 registration fee at the door for the “Kids Fun”.  If $5 is too much, a donation of your choice is acceptable.  Whether you have kids or not, check out the Bake Sale with homemade goodies such as: brownies, cookies, cupcakes, breads and authentic Philippine specialty wraps.  Proceeds from this event will be donated to Samaritan’s Purse Philippine Typhoon Relief.  Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse, a relief organization has helped victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.

Concert in the Woods- “Tania Opland & Mike Freeman
Saturday, Febuary 15th, 2014, 7:30PM
Since 1995, Tania Opland and Mike Freeman have been touring the world together from home bases half a world apart, with a unique and eclectic mix of songs in several languages and acoustic music played on more instruments than any sane duo would travel with: hammered dulcimer, guitar, recorders, cittern, violin, Native American flute, ocarina, hurdy-gurdy, percussion… Their shows feature traditional and contemporary material from many cultures as well as original compositions, all presented with wit and style - guaranteed to provide an evening of great music and entertainment for all at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Free Movie: Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014, 6PM
Head over to the Jefferson County Library (620 Cedar Ave. in Port Hadlock,) to check out one of the films in the “Fresh & Free: Moveable Feast Film Series:”  Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.  This film chronicles a 310lb man’s personal mission to regain his health and the people he inspries on his journey.

Brinnon Parks & Recreation Super Soup Cookoff
Saturday, February 22nd, 2014, 11AM-2PM
Sample delicious soups with fresh biscuits at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101)!  $5.00 for five tickets.  Proceeds applied to Brinnon Parks and Recreation operating expenses. Winner earns Super Soup T-shirt.  Please register with Nicole Black if you’d like to sign up as a ‘Super Soup Cook.’

Quilcene Sport Court Fund Kick-Off Event
Saturday, February 22nd, 2014, 12PM-2PM
Show your support for the Quilcene Sport Court Fund at the tennis court next to the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101).  Clayton White has initiated a campaign to raise funds for the renovation of the tennis court.  Anyone wishing to donate can do so at any time by stopping in at US bank in Quilcene or sending donations to the bank for Quilcene Sport Court Fund, a tax exempt account graciously set up by The Lion’s Club of Quilcene.  There will also be a table at the event for donations.  Plans are still underway to make the event a pleasurable experience with some music and goodies to eat.  Please come and RSVP as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, please call Clayton at: 206-303-7365.

Quilcene Parent & Community Forum
Thursday, February 27th, 2014, 9AM-11AM
Please join the Quilcene School District in welcoming Dr. Sara Salmon at the Quilcene School Board room.  Dr. Sara will be providing information on the Peace4kids program, which the Quilcene school has adopted.  For more information, please contact Dr. Gary Stebbins at: 360-765-3363 ext. 206.

Brinnon Music Group
Thursday, February 27th, 2014, 6:30PM
Interested in making music?  Join the Brinnon Music Group at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month.  Bring instruments, music books, sheet music, or foot stomping gear.  Contact Alan Ostenson for information email alan.ostenson@gmail.com.  All are Welcome!

March 2014

Open House Craft Day
Saturday, March 1st, 2014, 1PM-3PM
The Coyle Women’s Club will host an Open House Craft Day at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.  This is a wonderful opportunity for members of the community to demonstrate a craft, and to learn crafts from others. If you have a craft you’d be willing to show or to teach others, please reserve a table; call Cherylann at 765-4547, or Aly at 765-0921.  If you’d like to learn more about crafting, just show up!  Men are welcome, too.  Refreshments will be served.

Concert in the Woods-”Wren & The Sky Colony
Saturday, March 1st, 2014, 7:30PM
Two bands in one night! Wren with their all-Original Alternative Folk with a Celtic Twist. Singer-songwriter Wren (Laura Brady) accompanies her vocals on classical guitar and is often joined by vocalists Ariana Taylor Stanley on shakers and Gianna Starble. The Sky Colony,hailing from southern Whatcom County, WA,  is a collective of country kids who blend intricate guitar styles and vocal harmonies to create original, semi-unconventional, and beautiful songs with lyrics falling into an inspirational folk genre.Come check these two bands out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Murray’s 32nd Annual Salmon Derby
Saturday, March 1st, 2014, 1PM-3PM
Join the fun at Murray’s 32nd Annual Salmon Derby. The entry fee is $15. For further details call the Geoduck at 360-796-4430. Breakfast will be offered  both day’s from 3AM until 11AM.

Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner
Tuesdays, March 4th, 2014, 5PM-7PM
Join the Quilcene First Presbyterian Church for their 4th Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner at the church (294433 Highway 101).   All donations for the dinner will go to the summer camp program, helping to provide children from Quilcene and Brinnon with a summer camp experience.  Last year the Presbyterian Church made it possible for 8 kids to participate, who would otherwise not have had this opportunity.  The pancake dinner will include regular, blueberry, banana, chocolate chip and buck wheat pancakes, turkey and regular sausage, coffee, and orange juice.

Brinnon Senior Organization Pizza & Movie Night
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014, Dinner- 5PM; Movie- 6PM
The Brinnon Senior Organization (BSO) recently purchased a beautiful 60″ TV that made its debut at the Super Bowl party.  To utilize the TV and help bring more of the community to the center, the BSO is sponsoring a Pizza & Movie night once a month.  No reservations are needed for the free movie, which will be: “Guilt Trip.”  Charge for the dinner is $4 & the film will be shown immediately following dinner with a bag of freshly popped popcorn.  Reservations for the dinner are required by 1pm the previous day, just as regular supper club meals are, by calling the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101) at: 360-796-4350. Questions? Contact Stan Walter, Pres. BSO: 796-3320 or Bob Hart VP BSO: 796-0391.

Ninth Night Movie
Sunday, March 9th, 2014, Dinner-6:30; Movie-7PM
The 9th night is going to be a little bit different this month with the ‘Luck of the Draw Movie Night!’  There will be several movies to chose from all dealing with luck or winning big and you get to pick the winner!  The theme is how “Lucky” we are.  Bring a dish for an Irish Pot Luck!

Free Movie: Vegucated
Tuesday, March 11th, 2014, 6PM
Head over to the Jefferson County Library (620 Cedar Ave. in Port Hadlock,) to check out one of the films in the “Fresh & Free: Moveable Feast Film Series:”  Vegucated.  This film follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks.

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District No. 2 Public Meeting
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014, 6:30PM
The next Brinnon Parks and Recreation District Meeting will be held at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 U.S. Highway 101). Everyone is encouraged to attend!

Brinnon Music Group
Thursday, March 13th, 2014, 6:30PM
Interested in making music?  Join the Brinnon Music Group at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month.  Bring instruments, music books, sheet music, or foot stomping gear.  Contact Alan Ostenson for information email alan.ostenson@gmail.com.  All are Welcome!

Ukrainian  “Pysanky” Easter Egg Decorating Class
Saturday, March 15th, 2014, 2PM
Learn an art form that’s been passed down through generations of Ukrainian people at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).  These creatively decorated eggs symbolize the release of winter and the coming of spring.  The cost for the class is $20 and includes all the necessary tools, however participants are required to bring two large or jumbo white eggs and one cardboard egg carton.  Sign up with Elly, by calling: 360-796-3073.

The Urban Geology of Rome—A 2,000 year perspective
Saturday, March 15th, 2014, 4PM-5:30PM
Jefferson Land Trust presents a lecture featuring Dr. Grant Heiken and the Jefferson Land Trust Geology Group at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (2333 San Juan Ave, Port Townsend).  Learn about the remarkable link between the geology and the history of Rome.  All are welcome to join and there is no fee; however a $5 suggested donation would be appreciated to offset costs.  For more information contact Michael Machette: paleoseis@gmail.com

Concert in the Woods-”The Joy Mills Band
Saturday, March 15th, 2014, 7:30PM
Seattle songwriter Joy Mills produces soulful country songs about the ethos and modern myth. The line-up includes Mills’ partner of eleven years, Tom Parker, on bass, Lucien La Motte on pedal steel and electric guitar, and Paul Culala on drums and percussion. Check them out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

ShrimpFest Planning Meeting
Thursday, March 20th, 2014, 6PM
Join members of the community at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101) to provide feedback and input about ShrimpFest.  Offer to be a volunteer and learn what tasks need to be tackled.  The Emerald Towns Alliance Board invites you to attend this meeting and learn the “behind the scenes” of ShrimpFest.  Questions, please call Debbie Nelson at 360-531-1314

Inquiring Mind Lecture: A World of Sweets in Washington State
Thursday, March 20th, 2014, 6:30PM-8PM
Jefferson County Library (620 Cedar Ave in Port Hadlock), presents another delightful speaker as part of this year’s Inquiring Mind Lecture Series.  Julia Harrison is a trained anthropologist and avid traveler for whom all roads lead to sweets. She has traced Turkish delight to Istanbul’s oldest lokum store, elbowed into a crowded cafe for London’s best Portuguese-style egg custard tarts and experienced the perfect watermelon at a Japanese temple. This mouth-watering and thought-provoking talk will invite us to savor the ways in which sweets show how individuals and communities celebrate, adapt and interact.

Brinnon Music Group
Thursday, March 27th, 2014, 6:30PM
Interested in making music?  Join the Brinnon Music Group at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month.  Bring instruments, music books, sheet music, or foot stomping gear.  Contact Alan Ostenson for information email alan.ostenson@gmail.com.  All are Welcome!

April 2014

BSO Pizza & Movie Night
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014, Dinner- 5PM; Movie- 6PM
The Brinnon Senior Organization (BSO) presents another Pizza & Movie night!  No reservations are needed for the free movie.  Charge for the dinner is $4 & the film will be shown immediately following dinner with a bag of freshly popped popcorn.  Reservations for the dinner are required by 1pm the previous day, just as regular supper club meals are, by calling the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101) at: 360-796-4350. Questions? Contact Stan Walter, Pres. BSO: 796-3320 or Bob Hart VP BSO: 796-0391.

Shrimpfest Meeting
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014, 6PM
Please join the next Shrimpfest meeting at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).  Share your opinions about the event, help guide the future of Shrimpfest, and help promote this community event.  Learn about opportunities to help plan this event and help with event execution.

Ukulele Night
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014, 6PM-8PM
Bring your old uke to the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101) to learn which end is up, how to tune it and how to strum a couple of chords.  There will be a couple of spare ukes to loan if you just want to try one
out.  By the end of the first hour, you will have a couple of simple songs to play!  For those who already play and have a song to share, you can either jam off in a corner or help teach. There will be a song circle for the last hour.

Free Workshop: “Living With the Coast: Is Your Land Slip Sliding Away?”
Saturday, April 5th, 2014, 10AM-3PM
Jefferson County residents wanting to learn how they can protect and maintain their shoreline property are invited to a free workshop at the Jefferson County Library (620 Cedar Ave in Port Hadlock).  The event, hosted by the Northwest Straits Foundation and the Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee (MRC), will feature a presentation by Jim Johannessen – a coastal geologist, and an educational beach walk.  Participants will receive information on free site visits by a private, shoreline management professional to learn how to protect their property.  Reserve your spot today!  Register online , by phone: 360-733-1725, or via email: kaufman@nwstraits.org.  Snacks and warm beverages will be provided; please bring a sack lunch, clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy shoes for the beach walk.

Ninth Night Movie
Sunday, April 6th, 2014, Potluck: 6PM; Movie: 6:45PM
Due to scheduling conflicts at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101), the 9th Night Potluck-&-Movie has to move 3 times this year.  This is the first calendar shift of the year.  Theme for the Pot Luck is 50/50 – 2 dishes that need each other to make one.  As in Peas & Carrots or Mashed Potatoes with butter so on and so on.  The movie will be 50/50 (2011) — a film about a young man who is diagnosed with cancer and how he, his friends and family deal with his illness.

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District No. 2 Public Meeting
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014, 6:30PM
The next Brinnon Parks and Recreation District Meeting will be held at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 U.S. Highway 101). Everyone is encouraged to attend!

Brinnon Music Group
Thursday, April 10th, 2014, 6:30PM
Interested in making music?  Join the Brinnon Music Group at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month.  Bring instruments, music books, sheet music, or foot stomping gear.  Contact Alan Ostenson for information email alan.ostenson@gmail.com.  All are Welcome!

Concert in the Woods-”Dana Cooper
Friday, April 11th, 2014, 7:30PM
Out of the heartland of America, “powerhouse” troubadour Dana Cooper  engages and inspires audiences with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding presence.  Cooper’s mixture of flat-picking, finger-picking and percussive strumming style is legend among other guitarists. An expressive singer, his voice is ageless evoking a rich lifetime of experience.  Check him out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Inquiring Mind Lecture: The End of the Trail: How the Western Movie Rode Into the Sunset
Thursday, April 17th, 2014, 6:30PM-8PM
Jefferson County Library (620 Cedar Ave in Port Hadlock), presents another delightful speaker as part of this year’s Inquiring Mind Lecture Series.  Movie critic Robert Horton will lead a discussion on how movies reflect the history and culture of their times. Because of the dramatic changes seen in Westerns, the genre forces us to look critically at our own myths and question our long-cherished beliefs.

Quilcene Lions Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 19th, 2014, 10:30AM
Hop over to the Quilcene Community Center Park(294952 Highway 101) for the Annual Quilcene Lions Easter Egg Hunt.  Prizes will be awarded to each age group!

Hama Hama Oyster Rama
Saturday, April 19th, 2014, 12PM-5PM
Come celebrate life on the tideflats!  Join the Hama Hama Oyster crew at 35846 Highway 101 in Lilliwaup, for some serious shucking and mucking.  Live music all day from the likes of Science and Blue Valentine, beer and wine garden, food from Hama Hama and Olympic Mountain Ice Cream, tours with ecologists and farmers, oyster trivia, and oyster sports!  New this year: bring your own side dishes!  Please visit hamahamaoysters.com/rama2014/ for more detailed information.  Shuckathalon team entry includes the cost of admission, so there’s no need to buy tickets separately if you’re putting together a shuckathalon team. If you have any questions or if you want to order one ticket, call: 888-877-5844 or e-mail: orders@hamahamastore.com.

Concert in the Woods-”Hesperiana Quartet”
Saturday, April 19th, 2014, 7:30PM
Hesperiana Quartet is a Bainbridge Island-based string quartet composed of two violins, viola and cello. Its members are professional musicians and current (or former) strings teachers with active studios. Check them out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Brinnon Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 20th, 2014, 1PM
Bounce over to the Dosewallips State Park for this Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

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