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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!

Jefferson Land Trust Annual Conservation Breakfast
Thursday, April 24th, 2014, 7:30AM-9AM 
Celebrate 25 Years with Jefferson Land Trust at the NW Maritime Center!  Join them for their Annual Conservation Breakfast and celebrate Jefferson Land Trust’s 25th Birthday.  Bring a friend, nibble excellent scones, and listen to highlights of the past 25 years and stories of the landscapes that sustain us.  This is a free, community building event.  It’s also a fundraiser, please show your generosity and support for the preservation of open space, working lands and habitat in Jefferson County!  RSVP by Wednesday, April 16th.  For more information, please contact: Shelby Smith, 360- 379-9501; jeffersonlandtrust@saveland.org

Brinnon Music Group
Thursday, April 24th, 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!

Loyalty Day Parade
Friday, April 25th, 2014, 1PM
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America, Post 10706 invite you to join them for their annual Loyalty Day Parade and Ceremony in downtown Brinnon.  Special music by “Kendra and James!”  The VFW Ladies Auxiliary will offer a light lunch after the ceremony at the Brinnon Booster Club on Corey Lane.  If you are a veteran of a foreign war, you may be eligible for membership in your local VFW.  Please call John Dowd at 796-4001, for more information about possible benefits.

Brinnon Emergency Preparedness Meeting
Monday, April 28th, 2014, 6PM
The Brinnon Fire Chief, Pat Nicholson, is going to host a Community Emergency Preparedness Meeting at the Brinnon Fire Station.  In light of what has happened in Oso, Washington, Chief Nicholson thinks it is time to resume the work of Jacque Hartley, the Brinnon Emergency Prep Coordinator.

May 2014

Concert in the Woods-”Correo Aereo” 
Friday, May 2nd, 2014, 7:30PM
Correo Aereo (Air Mail) is an award winning acoustic multi-instrumental and vocal Latin/World Music Duo. They perform traditional music of Latin America: especially of Venezuela, Argentina & Mexico, as well as their own original music deeply inspired by swimming and playing in these ancient rivers of traditions while being alive to organic innovation.  Experience Latin American music at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Presbyterian Church Plant Sale
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, 9AM-3PM
Swing by the Brinnon Community Center, (306144 Highway 101), for the Presbyterian Church Plant Sale! There will be a variety of plants and refreshments to choose from.  Proceeds from the sale will go towards providing summer camp scholarships for kids and implementing water purification systems in third world countries!

Quilcene/Brinnon Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, 10AM-2PM
Explore the Quilcene/Brinnon area and support the Quilcene School by taking part in the “Getting to Know You” Quilcene/Brinnon Scavenger Hunt!  Registration will be in the Quilcene School Parking lot from 9AM-10AM.  A $5 donation is requested per person and teams must include 4 or more people, with one member being a driver.  Kids age 5 and under are free.  All funds raised will be Donated to Quilcene Schools.  Prizes will be awarded to all who participate.  Questions?  Call Carla 765-3570.   

Benefit Concert
Sunday, May 4th, 2014, 7PM
Enjoy an evening of great entertainment at the Chimacum High School Auditorium with a performance by Mark Pearson of The Brothers Four.  Money raised will go Jefferson County Food programs, including the Food Back Pack Program for Kids at Quilcene School, the Quilcene Food Bank and the Y summer meal for kids program in Quilcene.  If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation to one of these wonderful programs!  If you have any questions, please contact Patti Herold at: pawherold@gmail.com

BSO Pizza & Movie Night
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014, Dinner-5PM; Movie-6PM
The Brinnon Senior Organization (BSO) will be featuring “Ondine” for this month’s Pizza & Movie Night at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).   Charge for the dinner is $4 & the film will be shown immediately following dinner with a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Reservations are required by 1pm the previous day, just as regular supper club meals are, by calling the Community Center at: 360-796-4350. Questions? Contact Stan Walter, Pres. BSO: 796-3320 or Bob Hart VP BSO: 796-0391.  

Coyote Concerns Meeting
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014, 6PM
There have been some concerns in Brinnon over Coyotes taking out neighborhood pets.  Sherry Adcock has asked Steve Holtom from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to speak on this issue at the Booster Club, (151 Corey St.).

Green Hill Sewer Project Public Meeting
Thursday, May 8th, 2014, 6:30PM
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has set up a public meeting at the Brinnon Community Center, (306144 Highway 101), to discuss the construction of a new sewage system at Dosewallips State Park.  The public is invited to attend and learn more about this upcoming project.

Brinnon Music Group
Thursday, May 8th, 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!

Ninth Night Movie
Friday, May 9th, 2014, Potluck-6PM; Movie-6:30PM
This month’s Ninth Night Movie is “The Fisher King“.  It stars Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Mercedes Ruehl, Amanda Plummer.  A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.  Made in 1991, it runs 137 mins.  Food theme is: Your Favorite “Strange Dish” (or dishes together).

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District No. 2 Public Meeting
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014, 6:30PM
The next Brinnon Parks and Recreation District Meeting will be held at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 U.S. Highway 101).  The Board regrets to announce the resignation of Commissioner Jacque Booth, Position Number 2.  As such, they are accepting nominations for this  position.  The nomination period will close at this meeting.  At that time, the Board will evaluate and interview all candidates and appoint the one most qualified.  Nominees must be registered voters in Voting Precinct No. 204 (the Brinnon area) and must be present at this meeting.  Nominations can either be made in person at this meeting or  mailed to: Parks and Recreation District No. 2, P.O. Box 643, Brinnon, WA 98320.  Please provide a brief introduction and your qualifications for the position.

Hama Hama Open Farm Day 
Saturday, May 17th, 2014, 11:30AM-3:30PM
Come forage on the Hama Hama Oyster farm!  “Open Farm Days” are low-key, family-friendly, u-pick adventures at the beach.  Team Hama Hama will be on hand to help identify clam shows, show where to go for the choicest dozen, and help lug your catch to shore. You pay for what you pick.  Bring muck boots, a bucket, a cooler, hand-held garden tools for clam digging, gloves, a chair if you feel like lounging around, and a healthy appetite.  They have BBQ oysters and steamed clams for sale if you just can’t wait to dig in, or you can call to reserve one of the two barbecue pits.  Please RSVP by emailing: orders@hamahamastore.com. Questions? Call (888) 877-5844.  Check out their website for more information and the rules.

Concert in the Woods-”The Village Idiots” 
Saturday, May 17th, 2014, 7:30PM
Come check out the combination of guitar, banjo, bass and vocals of Quilcene’s own  trio, “The Village Idiots,” at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Quilcene Beach Cleanup
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014, 9:30AM
The last day of school is fast approaching!  A beach cleanup has been scheduled to prepare for the annual “Last Day of School Celebration.”  Bring clippers, gloves, etc. for making the beach and surrounding area pristine for the summer.  If you have other ideas or can help in some way, please call Brian or Carol Barker: 360-561-9837 or 360-951-4316.

Brinnon Music Group
Thursday, May 22nd, 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!

Benefit Breakfast in Brinnon
Saturday, May 24th, 2014, 7AM-11AM
Stop by the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), for a delicious breakfast of biscuits & sausage gravy, with sausage for only $5.  Includes coffee, tea, or juice.  Proceeds to benefit the Brinnon Food Bank!

Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club Plant Sale
Saturday, May 24th, 2014, 9AM-1PM
The Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club will be holding their ever popular annual Plant Sale at the Quilcene Masonic Hall (170 Herbert Street) this year. Japanese Maples, vegetables, herbs, shrubs, native plants, hanging baskets, indoor houseplants, fresh flower bouquets, seeds, homemade pies and pastries, and garden items will be for sale. All donations are welcome. All proceeds from the sale are returned to the community through donations to food banks, school libraries and scholarship funds. If you would like to make donations of plants, bulbs, seeds, raffle prizes, gardening supplies and materials, bakery goods or bouquet materials, please contact a co-chair: Bonnie: 360-765-0967, bonnie@storyboardproductions.com or Gloria: 360-796-0039, gloeastman@msn.com.

Quilcene Museum Garage Sale
Saturday, May 24th, 2014, 9AM-3PM
Check out this Huge Garage Sale at Quilcene Historical Museum‘s Worthington Park Mansion (151 Columbia Street)!  Furniture, China, Glassware, Books, and More!

8th Annual Olympic Art Festival
Saturday, May 24th, 2014, 9AM-4PM
Come to the Olympic Art Gallery (40 Washington Street) in Quilcene and walk into a world of art inspired by nature.  Meet local artists and watch them demonstrate their craft.  This is a free event that everyone can enjoy and many items will be on sale. For more information on this event and the artists participating, check out their website: www.olympicartgallery.com or contact Sally Brown: info@olympicartgallery.com; 360-531-2015.

Q Gardens Grand Opening
Saturday, May 24th, 2014, 10AM-2PM
See what’s growing, have fun and enjoy refreshments at Q Gardens (on the grounds of the Old Church)!  The Low Impact Development (LID) Demo Garden has been installed, featuring demonstrations on how to effectively utilize rain water.  “John’s Gift,” an organic vegetable garden, is in place, with free gardening classes offered there every Monday.  Among several other projects in the works are the transformation of the renovated Old Church into a Learning Center/Art Gallery and a sculpture garden!  To help cut energy costs, Q Gardens is hoping to get a small, water-well windmill that will water the organic garden.  This campaign will officially kick-off at the Grand Opening.  Help bring the windmill to Quilcene for this growing season!  Donations can be made at Quilcene Espresso or US Bank.  To volunteer, call Anne Ricker: 360-765-4447.

ShrimpFest 2014
Saturday, May 24th, 2014, 10AM-6PM
Sunday, May 25th, 2014, 10AM-4PM
The Emerald Towns Alliance is pleased to present ShrimpFest 2014!  ShrimpFest will be held between the Yelvik General Store and the Cove RV Park & Country Store.  Proceeds from ShrimpFest 2014 will be donated to community projects.  Live music, local vendors, beer garden, belt sander races (Saturday only), delicious food, great  fun and shrimp!  Active Military and Veterans FREE with ID; KIDS under 12 FREE with paying adult; Free Parking; Gate Fee: $4/day OR $6 for two-day pass.  For more information: e-mail: shrimpfest@hotmail.com; 360-796-4456; or check out their facebook page.

Benefit Breakfast in Brinnon
Sunday, May 25th, 2014, 7AM-11AM
Drop by the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), for a tasty pancake breakfast with ham & scrambled eggs for only $5.  Includes coffee, tea, or juice.  Proceeds to benefit Champions Children’s Church group!

June 2014

‘Kathleen Kler Listens’
Sunday, June 1st, 2014, 2 PM-4PM
Meet Kathleen Kler at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.  Kathleen is a Quilcene resident and front-running candidate for the District 3 position on the Board of County Commissioners.  Kathleen’s campaign is all about listening to what District 3 citizens want and need from their county government.  On Sunday afternoon, that’s what she’ll be doing!  Drop by to voice your concerns and interests while enjoying some refreshments!

BSO Pizza & Movie Night
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014, Dinner-5PM; Movie-6PM
The Brinnon Senior Organization (BSO) will be featuring another Pizza & Movie Night at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).   Charge for the dinner is $4 & the film will be shown immediately following dinner with a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Reservations are required by 1pm the previous day, just as regular supper club meals are, by calling the Community Center at: 360-796-4350. Questions? Contact Stan Walter, Pres. BSO: 796-3320 or Bob Hart VP BSO: 796-0391.  

Quilcene Lions Club 5th Annual Tri Tip Dinner
Thursday, June 5th, 2014, 5PM-7PM
Help the Lions Club support local Quilcene and Brinnon charities, groups and activities while enjoying a delicious dinner at the Masonic Hall (170 Herbert St.).  The meal includes a Tri Tip steak, baked potato, green beans and a dessert all for $12!  This is a popular annual event, so get your tickets early!

Birdsong Evening
Thursday, June 5th, 2014, 7PM
The Jefferson Land Trust Natural History Society presents a multimedia exploration of birdsong by Ken Wilson at the Cotton Building (607 Water Street), in Port Townsend.  Ken, a veteran field ecologist, will take you through the science behind the functions and ecology of birdsong, and provide tips for identifying birds by ear.  Use what you’ve learned on the field trips on Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th!  Sign-ups for the outing are only available at the presentation.  This is a free event, with a suggested donation of $5.  For more information: visit jltnatural.org.

Concert in the Woods-”Sabrina & Craig
Saturday, June 7th, 2014, 7:30PM
Sabrina & Craig‘s heartfelt vocal connection is anchored by Craig’s masterfully-crafted guitar voicings while Sabrina’s bass, ukulele and percussion expand the dimension of their performances. Check them out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Free Family Swim
Sunday, June 8th, 2014, 3PM-5PM
Drop by the Mountain View Pool at 1919 Blaine St. in Port Townsend, every second Sunday through July, for a free family swim!  There is a free YMCA shuttle for Brinnon and Quilcene.  For more information, call: 360-385-5811 or e-mail: ptadmin@olympicpeninsulaymca.org

Ninth Night Movie
Monday, June 9th, 2014, Potluck-6:30PM; Movie 7PM
This month’s Ninth Night has a Father’s Day Theme. The movie is “Mr. Poppers Penguins,” starting Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino and Angela Landsbury. Tom Popper returns to his apartment to learn that his world traveling father has passed away and left him a souvenir from his latest Antarctic adventure… It is rated PG. For the potluck, bring a dish Dad would like to eat! Come on out and enjoy the LAST movie till September.

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District No. 2 Public Meeting
Wednesday, June 11th, 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!

4th Annual Last Day of School Celebration
Thursday, June 12th, 2014, 2PM
The last day of school is fast approaching!  Swing by Herb Beck Marina to join the fun!  The YMCA will co-host this event.  The Port of Port Townsend, Coast Seafoods, and Jim Speers at Herb Beck Marina will launch the float prior to June 12.  Volunteers and support are needed!  Financial donations will assist with providing student prizes and food.  US Bank will accept donations through CMIQ: specify “Last Day of School Celebration.”  Or give a check to any CMIQ board member.  Other needs include: setting up four tables and tent canopies, beach safety observers, cookies/snacks, a sound system, and donated prizes that are “hot” for students in upper elementary through lower high school grades.  If you have other ideas or can help in some way, please call Brian or Carol Barker: 360-561-9837 or 360-951-4316.

Quilcene Fire Rescue Community Meeting
Thursday, June 12th, 2014, 6PM
Citizens of Fire District #2 (aka Quilcene Fire Rescue) have some very serious decisions to make this year and it’s critical that everyone in the district understands the situation.  Chief Karp and the Fire Commissioners will explain it all during this community meeting at the Quilcene Fire Station (70 Herbert Street).  Before the meeting, please read the Multi-Year Plan prepared by Chief Karp and the Commissioners.  Any questions can be directed to Chief Karp at: 360-765-3333 or in person at station 21.

Brinnon Music Group
Thursday, June 12th, 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!

Dosey Dux Father’s Day Breakfast
Saturday, June 14th, 2014, 8AM-11AM
Drop by the Brinnon Booster Club Building (151 Corey Lane) for a special Father’s Day breakfast of: bone-in ham, french toast, scrambled eggs and a beverage.  Only $6 a plate!  There will also be a raffle drawing at 10:30AM.  Proceeds will go towards student scholarship.

Brinnon Community Yard Sale
Friday, June 13th, 2014, 9AM-3PM
Saturday, June 14th, 2014, 9AM-3PM
Drop by the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), to browse through lots of ‘must have items.’  Household ,books, toys, manly things, jewelry, etc.  For table space call: 360-796-4978.

Quilcene Conversations Beautification Team Work Party
Saturday, June 14th, 2014, 8AM-1PM
Join the Quilcene Conversations Beautification Team at the “Triangle Bed” located on Center Road at the Little Quil River, near Frank Beck Road, Brush Plant Road and East Quilcene Road.  This small, wedge-shaped piece of land, that used to have garbage on it, was purchased by Paul and Mary Schmidt and donated to the Quilcene Museum.  There will be a crew doing the improvements including heavy equipment.  The work to be done includes: placing massive boulders (for sitting and for beauty), weeding, mulch spreading and raking.  If you can come down and help, the Quilcene Museum, as well as the Quilcene Conversations Beautification team, would really appreciate it!

Summer Stewardship: Lower Donovan Creek Preserve
Monday, June 16th, 2014, 10AM-1PM
Take a stroll down flat, but uneven terrain along a beautiful salt marsh and restored salmon habitat site in view of the mountains!  Meet at the Jefferson Land Trust sandwich board sign on McInnis Rd, in Quilcene. For more details and to sign-up, contact Carrie:  cclendaniel@saveland.org.

Meet Ken Przygocki
Monday, June 16th, 2014, 10AM-11AM
Ken Przygocki, candidate for Jefferson County Sheriff, will be in Brinnon at the Half-Way House Restaurant (41 Brinnon Lane), enjoying some coffee and Bonnie’s great cinnamon rolls.  This will be a great opportunity to hear directly from the candidate and ask any questions you might have about what we might expect from the Jefferson County Sheriff department in South County!  You can contact Ken at: votekensheriff2014@gmail.com.

Beginning Guitar Workshop 
Monday, June 16th, 2014, 10AM-2PM
Interested in learning the guitar?  Give it a try at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.  This all ages workshop costs $20 per student, this includes a lunch.  Franco Bertucci, a guitar teacher from Quilcene, will be the instructor with Norm Johnson assisting.  Handouts to take home will be provided.  Bring a guitar if you can.  A limited number of guitars will be available for those without one. Please reserve yours in advance.  There will be sample guitars of various kinds to try including: nylon string, steel, string and electric.  Partial and full scholarships are available through Music Community Resources.  Please sign up early, so they can prepare the right amount of materials.  Also if this date does not work for you, please let them know.  Contact Norm: johnson5485@msn.com; 360-765-3449, 206-459-6854.

Dig For Your Dinner: Learn About Clam and Beach Stewardship  
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014, 12PM
Join biologists Camille Speck and Doug Rogers, at Oak Bay County Park in Port Hadlock, to learn how to safely and sustainably dig clams on local beaches.  You’ll also learn about the different types of clams, where to find them, and the basic rules and regulations.  Co-sponsored by the WSU Extension, WDFW, and the Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee with support from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Northwest Straits Initiative.  Registration is free, but organizers hope for a $5 donation per family per event.  Participants are asked to bring a shellfish license, bucket, boots and digging tools.  For information on purchasing a license, go to: www.fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov. Children 14 and under do not need a license.  RSVP by emailing: wsujeffersoncounty@gmail.com, or call: 360-379-5610 ext. 200.  For more information, go to: http://jeffersonmrc.org.  Another dig will be held on July 26th.

Cove RV Park and Country Store Semi-Annual Swap Meet
Saturday, June 21st, 2014, 9AM-5PM
Buy or sell at the Cove RV Park & Country Store (303075 US Highway 101) Semi-Annual Swap Meet in Brinnon!  Space rent is $20 per seller. Load in starts at 7AM. Load out by 7PM.  Great traffic, this is a well advertised event.  For more information contact Kimberly Hixson: 360-796-4723; 206-406-7904; kimberlyhixson@aol.com.  The Plaid Pepper’s Gourmet Hot Dog cart will be there!  Cove RV will be donating space and items for the Brinnon Park and Recreation to use and proceeds from that space will go to the Brinnon Park and Rec operating fund.  If anyone has sellable items to donate to the Brinnon Park and Rec space, please drop it by the store before the day of the swap meet, or at the gazebo in the RV park on the morning of the sale.  Please, no large, heavy items such as mattresses, etc.  If there are any local nonprofit groups interested in a space, please contact Doug Hixson: 206-930-9389.

Boater Safety Course
Saturday, June 21st, 2014, 9AM-5PM
The Washington State Boaters Education Card is required of all boat drivers 12 years old and older, if born after January 1st, 1955.  Get yours at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), upon completion of the Boater Safety Course.  Cost is $20, additonal person sharing a book will be $5 each.  To reserve a spot, contact Dick Moore: 360-796-4185; pigeonridge@embarqmail.com.

Concert in the Woods-”Witherow
Saturday, June 21st, 2014, 7:30PM
Withrow is based around Wintergrass veteran, Abby Mae, and Guitar Master Dillan Witherow with the skillful backing of studio bassist Jason Taylor and the  electric guitar playing of Adam Bettger. With a youthful ear and seasoned musicianship, Witherow deals with life, death, and love, from a fresh perspective.  Check them out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Free Septic System Class
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014, 9:30AM-1:30PM
Learn all about your Septic System and how to inspect it yourself at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).  Pre-registration is required and space is limited, so register early by calling: 360-385-9407.  For more information, go to the Jefferson County Public Health website.  The class combines Septics 101 and 201.  Upon completion, if your system is eligible, you can apply for authorization to inspect your septic system.  There are also two sessions to be held in Chimacum at the Tri-Area Community Center (10 W. Valley Rd.), on Wednesday, June 18th, 9:30am–1:30pm and Thursday, June 19th, 5pm – 9pm.

Olympic National Forest Open House: Forest Service Road Use 
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014, 4PM-7PM
The Olympic National Forest will be hosting an open house at the Quilcene Middle School multipurpose room (295715 Highway 101), to find out which Forest Service roads and areas are getting the most public use.  This information will assist the Forest in creating a financially sustainable road system that  meets access needs and minimizes environmental harm.  The public may also provide comments on the Forest websiteComments will be taken until August 31, 2014.  See the press release for additional meeting dates.

Brinnon Fire Department Town Hall Meeting 
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014, 6:30PM
The Brinnon Fire Department will be holding a Town Hall Meeting at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), to help voters understand the need for a Levy Lid Lift in August.  Commissioner Ron Garrison, Fire Chief Pat Nicholson and Lt. Curtis Lightner will be there to answer any questions.

Duckabush Wildlife Walk
Thursday, June 26th, 2014, 2PM
Join Jefferson Land Trust on a guided nature walk and property tour in protected wildlife habitat on the Duckabush River.  All are welcome to enjoy nature on this informal, easy stroll on uneven trails.  There is no cost to attend.  Bring your favorite field guide, binoculars or hand lens, water, a snack; anything that will add to this experience!  Meet at Chimacum Corner Farmstand at 1PM to carpool, or meet at Duckabush Preserve at 2PM.  (From Highway 101 in Brinnon, take Duckabush Rd. Turn left on River Rd. Preserve is at the end of River Rd.)  For details, visit their website, or contact: info@saveland.org; 360-379-9501.

Brinnon Music Group
Thursday, June 26th, 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!

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday,  June 28th, 2014, 2PM
Sunday,  June 29th, 2014, 2PM
Join the Olympic Music Festival for the first concert of their 31st season! Hear the sounds of world-renowned musicians performing exquisite chamber music inside a beautiful barn. Bring a picnic and enjoy exploring 55 acres of tranquil farmland. The Festival is located North of Quilcene at: 7360 Center Road (driving directions). Grounds open at 11:30AM for picnicking, barn doors open at 1PM for general seating and the concert begins at 2PM.  For more information contact: info@olympicmusicfestival.org; or call: (360) 732-4800. For their opening weekend they will be featuring “Celebrated Clarinet Collaborations.” Performed by: Teddy Abrams, clarinet; Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin; Alan Iglitzin, viola; Julio Elizalde, piano.

Summer Stewardship: Snow Creek Uncas Preserve
Monday, June 30th, 2014, 10AM-1PM
Help knock down reed canary grass around young native plants among a beautiful moss-covered cathedral of mature big leaf maple and a shallow salmon-bearing stream bed.  Also, see a 350-year-old Sitka Spruce that is now permanently protected!  Meet in Discovery Bay.  For more details or to join the Stewardship list, contact Carrie:  cclendaniel@saveland.org.

July 2014

Quilcene Summer Reading Program Event: Altered States
Tuesday, July 1st, 2014, 2PM
Make glow-in-the-dark slime and discover the differences between solids, liquids, and gasses with Thaddeus Jurczynski at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101)!  Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet Joe Baisch 
Tuesday, July 1st, 2014, 6:30PM-8PM
Drop by the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101) to meet Joe Baisch, canidate for Jefferson County Commissioner.  A light buffet will be served!

BSO Pizza & Movie Night
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014, Dinner-5PM; Movie-6PM
The Brinnon Senior Organization (BSO) will be featuring another Pizza & Movie Night at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).   Charge for the dinner is $4 & the film will be shown immediately following dinner with a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Reservations are required by 1pm the previous day, just as regular supper club meals are, by calling the Community Center at: 360-796-4350. Questions? Contact Stan Walter, Pres. BSO: 796-3320 or Bob Hart VP BSO: 796-0391.  

Meet Joe Baisch 
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014, 6:30PM-7:30PM
Drop by the Quilcene Community Center (294715 Highway 101), to meet Joe Baisch, canidate for Jefferson County Commissioner.  A light buffet will be served!

Brinnon 4th of July Event
Friday, July 4th, 2014, 10AM-4PM
Drop bu the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), for their 4th of July Event!  Live Music – Open Mike – Rummage Sales - Raffles – Meet Brinnon’s Mayor Sickel – Hot Dogs – Pulled Pork – Judy’s Ice Cream Bars!

Brinnon Fire Department Fundraiser
Friday, July 4th, 2014, 10AM-4PM
Come down to the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), for a cool treat this 4th of July!  Ice cream bars hand-dipped in warm chocolate & rolled in crushed nuts will be available for sale and all proceeds go to support Brinnon Fire.  Sponsored by Brinnon Dosey Dux.  They can even make them “to go” if you bring an insulated bag!

Brinnon Community Yard Sale
Friday, July 4th, 2014, 9AM-3PM
Saturday, July 5th, 2014, 9AM-3PM
Drop by the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), to browse through lots of ‘must have items.’  Household ,books, toys, manly things, jewelry, etc.  For table space call: 360-796-4978.

Old-Fashioned Picnic Party
Saturday, July 5th, 2014, 11AM
The Quilcene Historical Museum will be holding an Old-Fashioned Picnic-Party at Linger Longer Meadow!

Concert in the Woods-”Mark Pearson
Saturday, July 5th, 2014, 7:30PM
Mark Pearson got his professional start with The Brothers Four in 1969.  He began singing with Mike McCoy when they met at the University of Washington in 1965.  Through the years Pearson has continued to develop an individual style both as a singer and as a songwriter.  Check him out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

American Competitive Trail Horse Competition
Saturday, July 5th, 2014
Sunday, July 6th, 2014
A two day American Competitive Trail Horse Competition  will be held at the Home-Port Stables (1014 Duckabush Road) in Brinnon.  This is a nationwide competitive event for horses and riders who trail ride.  The trail is 6 miles long and will include 8 challenging obstacles.  Nicole Black will be donating a significant portion of proceeds to Brinnon Park and Recreation for insurance payments and operating expenses.  Competitors can arrive July 3rd and stay the weekend.  On Friday evening they will host the proverbial dog and pony show.  This will also be a good opportunity for local businesses and vendors.  If anyone would like to sell their locally made products please contact Nicole at: 360-301-0844; coleyblack@gmail.com.

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday, July 5th, 2014, 2PM
Sunday, July 6th, 2014, 2PM
Hear the sounds of world-renowned musicians performing exquisite chamber music inside a beautiful barn. Bring a picnic and enjoy exploring 55 acres of tranquil farmland. The Festival is located North of Quilcene at: 7360 Center Road (driving directions). Grounds open at 11:30AM for picnicking, barn doors open at 1PM for general seating and the concert begins at 2PM. For more information contact: info@olympicmusicfestival.org; or call: (360) 732-4800.  Zachary Gordin, baritone, Shana Blake Hill, soprano, and Paul Hersh, piano, will be performing: “Arias and Arguments: from Love to Loss in Four Acts.”

Quilcene Summer Reading Program Event: Bike Clinic
Tuesday, July 8th, 2014, 2PM
Learn basic bike maintenance and repair from the staff of Port Townsend’s ReCyclery at the  Quilcene Community Center  (294952 Highway 101). Spread the love of bikes and biking. Bring your wheels! All ages welcome and tools supplied. Participants under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District No. 2 Public Meeting
Wednesday, July 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!

Candidate Forum
Wednesday, July 9th, 2014, 6:30PM
Candidates for County Commissioner District 3 will be at the Chimacum Grange, (9572 Rhody Drive) to make statements and answer questions.  The public is invited to meet the candidates!  If you cannot attend this forum, there will be a similar one held at the Beach Club (121 Marina View Drive) in Port Ludlow on Thursday, July 10, at 7PM.

Lions Club 5th Annual “Ribs For Kids”
Thursday, July 10th, 2014, 5PM-7PM
Support the Lions Club Scholarship Program and other Lions Club Charity programs while feasting on a delicious rib dinner at the Masonic Hall (170 Herbert Street).  Adults/$12, Children (12 & under)/ $6.  Get your tickets for this popular event from a Lions Club member!

Brinnon Music Group
Thursday, July 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!

Tour the Tarboo
Saturday, July 12th, 2014, 10AM-2PM
Tour the Tarboo-Dabob watershed from forest to creek to bay!  Join Jefferson Land Trust and their conservation partner, Peter Bahls of Northwest Watershed Institute, to explore protected lands at Tarboo Wildlife Preserve, Tarboo Forest, and Dabob Bay shoreline.  Meet at Center Park and Ride (intersection of Center Road and Hwy 104, at the Quilcene exit off Hwy 104), -OR- Carpool from Safeway park and ride, leaving at 9:30. Bring your picnic lunch and drink, plus rain gear and boots for light walking.  To RSVP or for more information, visit their website, or contact: info@saveland.org360-379-9501.

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday, July 12th, 2014, 2PM
Sunday, July 13th, 2014, 2PM
Hear the sounds of world-renowned musicians performing exquisite chamber music inside a beautiful barn. Bring a picnic and enjoy exploring 55 acres of tranquil farmland. The Festival is located North of Quilcene at: 7360 Center Road (driving directions). Grounds open at 11:30AM for picnicking, barn doors open at 1PM for general seating and the concert begins at 2PM. For more information contact: info@olympicmusicfestival.org; or call: (360) 732-4800. Charles Wetherbee, violin, Korine Fujiwara, violin, Alan Iglitzin, viola, Walter Gray, cello, Steve Schermer, bass, and Paul Hersh, piano, will be performing: “The ‘Trout’ Quintet, Virtuosi, and Early Beethoven.”

Free Family Swim
Sunday, July 13th, 2014, 3PM-5PM
Drop by the Mountain View Pool at 1919 Blaine St. in Port Townsend for a free family swim!  There is a free YMCA shuttle for Brinnon and Quilcene.  For more information, call: 360-385-5811 or e-mail: ptadmin@olympicpeninsulaymca.org.

Summer Stewardship Volunteer Work Party: Duckabush Oxbow Preserve
Monday, July 14th, 2014, 10AM-1PM
Join Carrie and her team of stewardship volunteers at Duckabush Oxbow Preserve, for a chance to see local conservation lands and the variety of stewardship activities that go into protecting these unique habitats.  They provide gloves, tools, good company and beautiful protected landscapes!  Work parties are open to those of all abilities and include a protected property tour.  Contact Carrie at cclendaniel@saveland.org for directions to the Preserve, carpool information, or to sign up as a stewardship volunteer and hear about all of the Summer Stewardship events series.  

Quilcene Fire Rescue Levy Lid Lift Meeting
Monday, July 14th, 2014, 7PM
The Fire District Commissioners will meet for a second reading of the Resolution to put a levy increase on the November ballot.  The Commissioners are expected to pass the Resolution this evening.  If you wish to speak to this issue, be at the meeting tonight at the Quilcene Firehouse.  All Fire District citizens – Quilcene and Coyle residents – need to know everything they can about this issue.  Here’s a link to the Chief’s explanation of our Fire District’s financial dilemma:  http://youtu.be/H1Nr2De57Dc.  If you can help, please phone Tom Brotherton: 360-531-3498; tbrot@msn.com.

Candidates Night
Monday, July 14th, 2014, 7PM-9PM
Meet Candidates for Jefferson County Commissioner, Jefferson County Sheriff, and State Representative at the Brinnon Booster Club (151 Corey Lane).

Quilcene Summer Reading Program Event: Sculptures that Move
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014, 2PM
Create whimsical wire and found object sculptures that balance, move, make sounds, and take on a life of their own at the Quilcene Community Center  (294952 Highway 101).

Comprehensive Plan Meeting
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014, 6:30PM-8:30PM
The Jefferson County Planning Commission is in the process of updating the Comprehensive Plan and would like to hear the concerns of the Brinnon residents.  Please attend this public workshop to let them know what you think about your Community and its needs at the Brinnon School (46 School House Rd).  For more information, contact the Planning Commission at: 360-379-4450; PlanComm@co.jefferson.wa.us.

Discussion on Coyote Problems in Brinnon
Thursday, July 17th, 2014, 5PM
Two agents from the Department of Agriculture will be at the Brinnon Booster Club (151 Corey St.), to discuss the legalities and financial aspects of the coyote problem in Brinnon.  Questions can be directed to Sherry at:  360-796-0454.

Candidate Forum in Quilcene
Thursday, July 17th, 2014, 7PM
Hear what the candidates for County Commissioner have to say at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Hwy 101) .  Sponsored by the Port Townsend Leader.

Carnival Fundraiser in Coyle
Saturday, July 19th, 2014, 10AM-2PM
The Coyle Women’s Club is having a Carnival fundraiser at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center (923 Hazel Point Road)!  Free Admission!   An Outdoor Kid’s Carnival with pony rides, lawn games with prizes, pet parade with an awards presentation, and live music.  The Women’s club will be selling coffee, lemonade, hotdogs, cookies and more.  It will be fun for the whole family!  The event is a benefit for the Coyle Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) of Jefferson County Fire Protection District #2.

Concert in the Woods-”Nathaniel Talbot
Saturday, July 19th, 2014, 7:30PM
As a singer/songwriter/finger style guitarist, Nathaniel combines complex finger-style guitar work with thoughtful, melodic vocal lines to create a sonic experience that is truly fresh and impactful. Check him out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Freddy Pink” Rocks the Linger Longer Theater
Saturday, July 19th, 2014, 6PM
The Linger Longer Outdoor Theater is pleased to announce the return of ‘Freddy Pink’!  Freddy Pink is the West Coast’s PREMIERE Rock-N-Soul band.  Featuring a FIRE BREATHING horn section.  From Motown’s R&B hits of the 60′s, to the great rockin’ horn bands of the 80′s and 90′s, the fabulous Freddy Pink will literally blow you away! Located behind the Quilcene Historical Museum at 151 East Columbia Avenue where Center Road and Highway 101 meet in Quilcene. Adults $20, students $15, kids 12 and under are free.  ALL AGES.  Beer and wine garden for 21 and over with ID.  Food vendors, meadow seating – bring camp chairs or blankets.  No pets or smoking. Get more info and tickets online at www.lingerlongerproductions.com

Summer Party at the Geoduck
Saturday, July 19th, 2014, 8PM
Check out “Seduction” at the Geoduck Lounge (307103 Highway 101 ) in Brinnon for some live, salty, dangerous, Straight-up Classic Rock!

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday, July 19th, 2014, 2PM
Sunday,  July 20th, 2014, 2PM
Hear the sounds of world-renowned musicians performing exquisite chamber music inside a beautiful barn. Bring a picnic and enjoy exploring 55 acres of tranquil farmland. The Festival is located North of Quilcene at: 7360 Center Road (driving directions). Grounds open at 11:30AM for picnicking, barn doors open at 1PM for general seating and the concert begins at 2PM. For more information contact: info@olympicmusicfestival.org; or call: (360) 732-4800. Charles Wetherbee, violin, Korine Fujiwara, violin, Alan Iglitzin, viola, and Walter Gray, cello, will be performing: Beethoven: The Three Eras.

Quilcene Summer Reading Program Event: Gooey Chemistry
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014, 2PM
Explore basic chemistry by making a putty-like polymer to play with at the Quilcene Community Center  (294952 Highway 101).  Fun, hands-on and safe!

Brinnon Music Group
Thursday, July 24th, 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!

Dig For Your Dinner: Learn About Clam and Beach Stewardship  
Saturday, July 26th, 2014, 10AM
Join biologists Camille Speck and Doug Rogers, at Indian Island County Park (N. Lagoon Beach unit), to learn how to safely and sustainably dig clams on local beaches.  You’ll also learn about the different types of clams, where to find them, and the basic rules and regulations.  Co-sponsored by the WSU ExtensionWDFW, and the Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee with support from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Northwest Straits Initiative.  Registration is free, but organizers hope for a $5 donation per family per event.  Participants are asked to bring a shellfish license, bucket, boots and digging tools.  For information on purchasing a license, go to: www.fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov. Children 14 and under do not need a license.  RSVP by emailing: wsujeffersoncounty@gmail.com, or call: 360-379-5610 ext. 200.  For more information, go to: http://jeffersonmrc.org.

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday, July 26th, 2014, 2PM
Sunday, July 27th, 2014, 2PM
Hear the sounds of world-renowned musicians performing exquisite chamber music inside a beautiful barn. Bring a picnic and enjoy exploring 55 acres of tranquil farmland. The Festival is located North of Quilcene at: 7360 Center Road (driving directions). Grounds open at 11:30AM for picnicking, barn doors open at 1PM for general seating and the concert begins at 2PM. For more information contact: info@olympicmusicfestival.org; or call: (360) 732-4800.  Ilana Setapen, violin, Stefan Hersh, violin, Margaret Dyer, viola, Alan Iglitzin, viola, Karen Ouzounian, cello, and Julio Elizalde, piano, will be performing: “Magnificent Mozart.

Summer Stewardship Volunteer Work Party: Irondale Springs Preserve
Monday, July 28th, 2014, 10AM-1PM
Join Carrie and her team of stewardship volunteers at Irondale Springs Preserve, for a chance to see local conservation lands and the variety of stewardship activities that go into protecting these unique habitats.  They provide gloves, tools, good company and beautiful protected landscapes!  Work parties are open to those of all abilities and include a protected property tour.  Contact Carrie at cclendaniel@saveland.org for directions to the Preserve, carpool information, or to sign up as a stewardship volunteer and hear about all of the Summer Stewardship events series.  

Quilcene Summer Reading Program Event: Raptor Rescue
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014, 2PM
Observe owls and other raptors up close at the Quilcene Community Center  (294952 Highway 101)!  Cynthia Day, Director of Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue, will bring several species, share her expertise, and answer questions about these incredible birds.

Quilcene Fire Rescue ‘Levy Lid Lift’ Discussion
Thursday, July 31st, 2014, 7PM-9PM
A “levy lid lift” resolution was submitted for a ballot initiative in the November election.  If this initiative does not pass, the fire department will have to cancel its resident firefighter/EMT program.   Response times to emergencies will then depend on the availability of volunteer firefighters/EMTs and the distances they must travel.  Eventually, home insurance rates could be expected to rise, especially those living within 5 miles of a currently manned fire station.  An open public discussion that will form the basis of a citizens’ group charged to see that this “levy lid lift” initiative passes will take place at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101).   A strategy will be prepared, necessary tasks will be identified, and a budget will be approved.  If you cannot attend, but would like to show your support, please contact Bob Bindschadler: 360-775-5864; bobbindschadler@gmail.com.  More information on the Quilcene Fire Rescue is available at their website.

August 2014

Taxi Fest!
Saturday, August 2nd, 2014, 3PM-9PM
“Taxi Fest” is an all-ages family festival held at the Linger Longer Outdoor Theater (151 Columbia Avenue)!  A family festival with food and fun, beer and wine garden for 21+ with ID. Featuring: Locust Street Taxi, The Better Half, Band Lab, and Rhythm Planet in a revolving format!  There will be a Kids’ Root Beer Garden and many Kids Activities!

Concert in the Woods-”Jean Mann
Saturday, August 2nd, 2014, 7:30PM
Jean has toured fairly constantly, locally and nationally.  Jean gains hordes of happy ears wherever she performs her lilting musical prose; a truly soul-quenching voice in today’s independent music scene. Check her out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday, August 2nd, 2014, 2PM
Sunday, August 3rd, 2014, 2PM
Hear the sounds of world-renowned musicians performing exquisite chamber music inside a beautiful barn. Bring a picnic and enjoy exploring 55 acres of tranquil farmland. The Festival is located North of Quilcene at: 7360 Center Road (driving directions). Grounds open at 11:30AM for picnicking, barn doors open at 1PM for general seating and the concert begins at 2PM. For more information contact: info@olympicmusicfestival.org; or call: (360) 732-4800.  Tessa Lark, violin, Ilana Setapen, violin, Margaret Dyer, viola, Alan Iglitzin, viola, Karen Ouzounian, cello, and Julio Elizalde, piano, will be performing: “Bach & Mendelssohn: Connections Through Time.

The Mutt Strut
Sunday, August 3rd, 2014, 9AM
Center Valley Animal Rescue (CVAR) and East Jefferson Rotary Club invite all super dogs and their people to walk a rustic 1.5 mile path through the orchards of Finn River Farms!  Registration begins at 8:00 AM at Chimacum Middle School.  Opening ceremony at 8:50 AM  Walk begins at 9:00 AM.  This is a free event!  The Mutt Strut is a benefit for East Jefferson Rotary & CVAR.  For more info call CVAR: 360-765-0598 or visit the Mutt Strut Super Strut website.

BSO Pizza & Movie Night
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014, Dinner-5PM; Movie-6PM
The Brinnon Senior Organization (BSO) will be featuring another Pizza & Movie Night at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).   Charge for the dinner is $4 & the film will be shown immediately following dinner with a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Reservations are required by 1pm the previous day, just as regular supper club meals are, by calling the Community Center at: 360-796-4350. Questions? Contact Stan Walter, Pres. BSO: 796-3320 or Bob Hart VP BSO: 796-0391.  

QHM 6th Annual Wine, Beer & Cider Tasting Gala Fundraiser
Friday, August 8th, 2014, 5PM-8PM
The Quilcene Historical Museum presents their ever-popular Wine, Beer and Cider Tasting Gala Fundraiser at the Linger Longer Outdoor Theater!  Located behind the museum at: 151 Columbia Avenue.  Show support for your community at this lovely event with music, food and gift vendors.  $12.50 for museum members, $15 otherwise.  21 and over.

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday, August 9th, 2014, 2PM
Sunday, August 10th, 2014, 2PM
Hear the sounds of world-renowned musicians performing exquisite chamber music inside a beautiful barn. Bring a picnic and enjoy exploring 55 acres of tranquil farmland. The Festival is located North of Quilcene at: 7360 Center Road (driving directions). Grounds open at 11:30AM for picnicking, barn doors open at 1PM for general seating and the concert begins at 2PM. For more information contact: info@olympicmusicfestival.org; or call: (360) 732-4800. Noah Geller, violin, Tessa Lark, violin, Alan Iglitzin, viola, Jennifer Culp, cello, and Julio Elizalde, piano, will be performing: “Influences & Inspirations.

Summer Stewardship: Chimacum Creek S-Curve Preserve
Monday, August 11th, 2014, 10AM-2PM
Help care for protected salmon habitat with the Jefferson Land Trust and North Olympic Salmon Coalition!  Give Chimacum Creek the care it deserves, pull up noxious weeds and pick up trash.  The terrain is mostly even, with an option to go down a sloping path to reach the creek.  Carpool from the JLT office at 9:40AM or meet in Irondale near 8th and Horton.  Limited parking available on Kinkaid, two blocks from the Preserve.  Contact Carrie for more details: cclendaniel@saveland.org.

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District No. 2 Public Meeting
Wednesday, August 13th, 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!

VFW Yard Sale
Saturday, August 16th, 2014, 9AM-2PM
Check out the Veterans of Foreign Wars yard sale at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 U.S. Highway 101).  This will be a fund-raiser for the wonderful things the VFW does for our neighbors, come on down and show your support!

Linger Longer Concert: “Sweet Kiss Momma”
Saturday, August 16th, 2014, 6PM
Head to the Linger Longer Outdoor Theater for an evening of Southern Rock & Country with Sweet Kiss Momma and Nick Drummond!  The stage is located behind the Quilcene Historical Museum at: 151 Columbia Avenue.

Concert in the Woods-”The “C” Strings” and “The Cylwik Sisters”
Saturday, August 16th, 2014, 7:30PM
The Crichton family band called the “C” Strings, incorporate a variety of instruments like the acoustic guitar, acoustic bass guitar, the piano, and even the cello in many of their songs.  At 16, 14, 12, and 10 years of age, these siblings hope to bless others with their toe-tapping tunes.

The Cylwik Sisters have been singing and playing music together all their lives. Both their grandmothers played piano and their dad had each take lessons from Grandma.  Now they play, sing and have added instruments to their skill set including: the harp, ukulele, guitar, and the fiddle.  They lend harmony to a variety of songs from gospel, to country, to traditional and oldies.  Check them out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday, August 16th, 2014, 2PM
Sunday, August 17th, 2014, 2PM
Hear the sounds of world-renowned musicians performing exquisite chamber music inside a beautiful barn. Bring a picnic and enjoy exploring 55 acres of tranquil farmland. The Festival is located North of Quilcene at: 7360 Center Road (driving directions). Grounds open at 11:30AM for picnicking, barn doors open at 1PM for general seating and the concert begins at 2PM. For more information contact: info@olympicmusicfestival.org; or call: (360) 732-4800.  Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin, Alan Iglitzin, viola, and Jennifer Culp, cello, will be performing:“Beethoven Festival:  The Glorious String Trios.”  

2nd Annual All County Picnic
Sunday, August 17th, 2014, 11AM-4PM
Drop by HJ Carroll Park  in Chimacum for the 2nd Annual “All County Picnic: a Gathering of Neighborhoods!”  This free family-friendly event celebrating Emergency Preparedness and community vitality.    There will be live musicfree corn on the cob, food and beverage vendors, kid’s activities, informational booths, and speakers on various aspects of emergency preparedness.  This year’s picnic will have a special hands-on community preparedness challenge and local vendors selling emergency preparedness equipment.  Please leave dogs and alcohol at home.  This event is co-sponsored by Local 2020 and the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management.

Northwest Day of Service
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, 8AM-12PM
The local congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites local organizations and individuals to help beautify the Chimacum and Quilcene school grounds for the start of school (and for the Quilcene Fair on the Quilcene school grounds: 294715 Highway 101).  All ages and abilities are needed to clean walkways, edge & trim, maintain garden areas, spread bark, prune trees and shrubs, pressure wash sidewalks and brick faces, paint, do minor repairs, etc.  Wear suitable work clothes, bring a lunch or snacks (water provided), gloves, rakes, shovels, push brooms, garden tools, wheel barrows, pruners, loppers, weed trimmers, pressure washers and hoses, and ladders.  Volunteers may check-in anytime between 8AM to noon at either campus.  For more information, contact Rick Butchart (360)643-1942, rick.butchart@hp.com or Gary Frogner (360) 593-3090, grfroger@gmail.com.

Brinnon Booster Club Bargain Sale
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, 9AM-3PM
The Brinnon Booster Club is having a Bargain Sale Fundraiser at 151 Corey Lane in Brinnon.  They are taking donations for the sale on Friday from 2:30PM to 8PM.  Vendors are welcome to have tables at the Sale as well.  For more information, contact Shirley: 360-796-4708; townefg@hotmail.com.

Harvest Cookoff
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, 3PM
Bring your favorite Salad, Main Dish or Dessert to Quilcene Gardens (Highway 101, surrounding Quilcene Espresso) for their Harvest Cookoff!  Help raise the last half of the funds for a Waterwell Windmill to irrigate the community garden!  Eat and compete to have your winning dish’s portrait on the Q Gardens website.  The only rule is that you must have grown or gathered at least one ingredient.  Kids’ Scavenger Hunt, Music, Raffle and lots of voting, cheating and eating!  Children welcome! No dogs please.  For more details contact Juanita at: 425-308-8418 or quilcenegallery@yahoo.com.

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, 2PM
Sunday, August 24th, 2014, 2PM
Hear the sounds of world-renowned musicians performing exquisite chamber music inside a beautiful barn. Bring a picnic and enjoy exploring 55 acres of tranquil farmland. The Festival is located North of Quilcene at: 7360 Center Road (driving directions). Grounds open at 11:30AM for picnicking, barn doors open at 1PM for general seating and the concert begins at 2PM. For more information contact: info@olympicmusicfestival.org; or call: (360) 732-4800.  Jessica Lee, violin, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin, Alan Iglitzin, viola, Matthew Zalkind, cello, and Julio Elizalde,  piano, will be performing: “Beethoven Festival:  The Final Years.” 

Quilcene Preschool Open House
Sunday, August 24th, 2014, 1PM-3PM
Quilcene Preschool is having an open house in the Preschool, at Quilcene’s First Presbyterian Church, 294433 Highway 101.  Quilcene Preschool will be starting Tuesday, September 9th at 9AM.  The schedule is Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9AM to 1PM. Cost is $160 a month; scholarships are available.

MoonFest 2014
Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 
Sunday, August 24th, 2014
Rock the hunger at this outdoor music festival in a pristine setting next to Lake Leland and the Olympic Mountains (322 Munn Road in Quilcene).  The festival features: nationally acclaimed musicians in surround sound, laser light show,  great local food, arts, family funNW craft beers on draught and much more!  Proceeds benefit the Clallam and Jefferson County food banks.  Live performances by: Vicci Martinez, Austin Jenckes, Echoes, Junkyard Jane, Roger Fisher and many more!   Bring non-perishable food items and canned food goods for Jefferson & Clallam County Food Banks.  For every item donated, receive one ticket for the drawing held each night before the headliner comes on-stage.  Local area food banks will be set up at the main entrance. Don’t miss your chance to help local families, and win some great prizes!  For more information or to buy tickets check out: www.moonfest2014.com.

Brinnon Rummage Sale and BBQ
Saturday, August 30th, 2014, 9AM-3PM
Drop by the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101) for knick knacks, curio’s, collectables, tools, Kari’s homemade cinnamon rolls, Rob’s Prime Rib dip sandwiches (on homemade bread, served with homemade potato salad) and Judy’s hand-dipped ice cream bars!  This is a fundraising event with a portion of the proceeds benefiting our neighbors!  Tables are available, call Rob at: 360 390-8036.

9th Annual Quilcene Shin-dig
Saturday, August 30th, 2014, 12PM-dark
Join your friends and neighbors for this popular, annual, musical, social event at Waltz Lumber located in the Quilcene Historical Theater (11 Old Church Road).  The event is free to the public, donations accepted and appreciated.  Bring chairs, friends and dancing shoes!

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday, August 30th, 2014, 2PM
Sunday, August 31st, 2014, 2PM
Hear the sounds of world-renowned musicians performing exquisite chamber music inside a beautiful barn. Bring a picnic and enjoy exploring 55 acres of tranquil farmland. The Festival is located North of Quilcene at: 7360 Center Road (driving directions). Grounds open at 11:30AM for picnicking, barn doors open at 1PM for general seating and the concert begins at 2PM. For more information contact: info@olympicmusicfestival.org; or call: (360) 732-4800.  Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin, Alan Iglitzin, viola, Matthew Zalkind, cello, and Julio Elizalde, piano, will be performing: “Dramatic Moments in Chamber Music.” 

September 2014

BSO Pizza & Movie Night
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014, Dinner-5PM; Movie-6PM
The Brinnon Senior Organization (BSO) will be featuring another Pizza & Movie Night at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).   Charge for the dinner is $4 & the film will be shown immediately following dinner with a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Reservations are required by 1pm the previous day, just as regular supper club meals are, by calling the Community Center at: 360-796-4350. Questions? Contact Stan Walter, Pres. BSO: 796-3320 or Bob Hart VP BSO: 796-0391.  

Quilcene Preschool Open House
Thursday, September 4th, 2014, 6PM-8PM
Quilcene Preschool is having another open house in the Preschool, at Quilcene’s First Presbyterian Church, 294433 Highway 101.  Quilcene Preschool will be starting Tuesday, September 9th at 9AM.  The schedule is Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9AM to 1PM. Cost is $160 a month; scholarships are available.  Check it out before school starts, and sign up now to ensure your spot. Call 765-4321 for questions, and to get paperwork.

Friends of the Jefferson County Library Book Sale
Saturday, September 6th, 2014, 9:30AM-4PM
The Friends of the Jefferson County Library are having a book sale – the proceeds will benefit the Jefferson County library. Shop for books, CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes. 2 paperback books, 4 children’s books, or one hardback book for $1.00 each unless otherwise marked.  The sale will be held in the new bookmobile garage at the library, 620 Cedar Avenue in Port Hadlock.

Concerts in the Woods-”FarmStrong
Saturday, September 6th, 2014, 7:30PM
FarmStrong is an acoustic string band based on the Olympic Peninsula.  The quartet mixes a bluegrass, with country, blues and rock music.  At the heart of their sound is sweet harmony singing, which is backed by a highly adept combination of stringed instruments.  FarmStrong’s sound brings tears to your eyes, goose bumps to your skin, and a voice to your heart. Check them out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday, September 6th, 2014, 2PM
Sunday, September 7th, 2014, 2PM

Hear the sounds of world-renowned musicians performing exquisite chamber music inside a beautiful barn. Bring a picnic and enjoy exploring 55 acres of tranquil farmland. The Festival is located North of Quilcene at: 7360 Center Road (driving directions). Grounds open at 11:30AM for picnicking, barn doors open at 1PM for general seating and the concert begins at 2PM. For more information contact: info@olympicmusicfestival.org; or call: (360) 732-4800.  Ray Chen, violin, and Julio Elizalde, piano, will be performing: “Virtuosi in Recital.” 

Ninth Night Movie
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014, 6PM
Ninth Night reopens after summer recess at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101)!  Movie Maven Sharon McClain has selected the movie “Captain Phillips” to start off the 2014-2015 season at 6:15PM.  In this exciting adventure — based on true events that made international headlines — Tom Hanks portrays Capt. Richard Phillips who is taken hostage by Somali pirates when they hijack his cargo ship. Watch the U.S. Navy’s efforts to rescue him.  Rated PG-13.  The Pot Luck dinner theme is Seefood bring your favorite SeeFood to share!! (Means anything you wanna share.)

Joint Land Use Study Public Workshop
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014, 6PM-8PM
The Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is a cooperative land use planning effort between local governments and military installations.  Learn about the JLUS, hear about preliminary issues to address during the study, and identify any other issues they have missed at the Tri-Area Community Center in Chimacum.   If you are unable to attend this workshop, they will be holding another on September 15th at the Norm Dicks Government Center in Bremerton.  Visit the Public Engagement page for more information.

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District No. 2 Public Meeting
Wednesday, September 10th, 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!

Cove RV Park and Country Store Semi-Annual Swap Meet
Saturday, September 13th, 2014, 9AM-5PM
Buy or sell at the Cove RV Park & Country Store (303075 US Highway 101) Semi-Annual Swap Meet in Brinnon!  Space rent is $20 per seller. Load in starts at 7AM. Load out by 7PM.  Great traffic, this is a well advertised event.  For more information contact Kimberly Hixson: 360-796-4723; kimberlyhixson@aol.com.

4th Annual Little Miss Pearl Pageant
Saturday, September 13th, 2014, 3PM-5PM
Head down to the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), to see who gets crowned with the pearl tiara this year!  Little Miss Pearl 2014 will be chosen, by chance, in a  peek-a-boo roses ceremony.  This year’s theme is: “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” as hiking will be the theme for this year’s Quilcene Fair and Parade.  The girls will go on a scavenger hunt at Whitney Gardens and hike in the parade with the Cat in the Hat.  All girls ages 2-12 are invited to be pageant guests and participate in the Quilcene Fair Parade.  Please RSVP with name, age, address and phone number to: littlemisspearlpageant@gmail.com to reserve your spot!

6th Annual Olympic Peninsula Fiber Farm Tour
Saturday & Sunday, September 13th & 14th, 2014, 10AM-4PM
Five farm families in Jefferson County are opening their barn gates so you can visit their animals and browse through their “farm fresh” fiber products.  There will be spinning and weaving demonstrations and lots of wonderful wool products for sale.  Visit four of the five farms on the tour and receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift certificate to either Diva Yarn and Trim or Bazarre Girls Yarn Shop!  http://www.olypenfiberfarmtour.com/home.html

12th Annual Jefferson County Farm Tour
Sunday, September 14th, 2014, 10AM-4PM 
Experience working farms and connect with local farmers.  Local farms will open their gates and offer tours.  You’ll learn about farm composting and livestock; cheese making and other demonstrations; walk the vegetable CSA fields and learn about seed varieties; listen to live music and so much more!  Many farms will host food vendors serving locally inspired dishes, and there will be many farm activities to entertain the entire family.  http://jefferson.wsu.edu/agriculture/farm-tour/

Quilcene Fire Rescue All Community Event
Sunday, September 14th, 2014, 3PM-5PM
The Quilcene Citizens for Emergency Response invites you to the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101) for a Potato Decorating Competition and to learn more about the what, why, how, how much, when, etc. of the proposed Quilcene Fire Rescue levy increase on the November General Election ballot (Prop 1).  Free baked potatoes with loads of toppings for all!  Everyone is welcome to decorate a potato, but only the children’s’ potatoes will be judged.   If you are a Quilcene School student, you will receive a free potato at school to decorate for the event.  If not, you can buy, dig, or scavenge a potato, decorate or carve it, and bring it along to show off!  For more information, call Christine: 360-765-4810 or Cass: 360-774-0210.

Olympic Peninsula Physical Therapy BBQ
Friday, September 19th, 2014, 11AM-3PM
Celebrate Olympic Peninsula Physical Therapy‘s 10 year anniversary with a BBQ!

2014 Quilcene Fair
Saturday, September 20th, 2014, 8AM-4PM
Held on and around the grounds of the Quilcene School at: 294715 Highway 101 in Quilcene.  Local vendors, carnival, rides, games, art, crafts and more!  Classic Car Show from 9AM-4PM & Burn Out at 3PM!  Parade at 11AM!  Live music: The Pine Hearts-12PM; Twisted Roots-1:15PM; The Fire Inside-2:30PM.  Check out their website for more details.

Free Concert at the Linger Longer Outdoor Theater
Saturday, September 20th, 2014, 3:30PM
Drop by the Linger Longer Outdoor Theater on the day of the Quilcene Fair to enjoy some Rock n’ Roll!  There will be a Beer Garden and an Open Mic!  Featuring Johnny7 and the Black Crabs at 5PM!

Concerts in the Woods-”Twisted Roots
Saturday, September 20th, 2014, 7:30PM
Marty Kaler, Bob Lawrence-Markarian, Leo Bidne and Marilyn Kaler share their love of acoustic music that is “Boomer-friendly with a twist.” Folk, bluegrass, Western Swing, Hawaiian and blues get a twisted update with finger-style guitar, dobro, banjo, lap steel, ukulele, percussion and bass. Check them out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Potato Bake Dinner Fundraiser
Monday, September 22nd, 2014, 4:30PM-6PM
Support the Brinnon Boosters and enjoy a hearty potato bake dinner at the Brinnon Booster Club (151 Corey Lane).  Cost is $5.00. For more information contact Judy Eaglestone: 360-796-4366.  There will also be a silent auction.  If you would like to donate gently used items for the silent auction, please bring them to the Brinnon Booster Club or contact Jackie Benson: 360-796-4831.

Meet the Candidates Night
Monday, September 22nd, 2014, 7PM-9PM
The Brinnon Booster Club will be hosting a Meet the Candidates Night at the Brinnon Booster Club (151 Corey Lane).  Hear from upcoming election candidates!  Ms. Marji Mueller will be the MC.  The forum will allow each candidate 2.5 minutes to introduce themselves, followed by a question and answer period.  There will be a 10 minute break at 8PM.  The forum includes candidates running for Jefferson County Assessor, Jefferson County Sheriff, Jefferson County Auditor, Jefferson County Clerk, Prosecutor/Coroner, Jefferson County Treasurer, District Court Judge and PUD Commissioner.

Meet the Author: Adrianne Harun
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014, 6:30PM
Adrianne Harun will discuss and read from her debut novel, “A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain” at the Jefferson County Library (620 Cedar Ave) in Port Hadlock.

Brinnon School Open House and Spaghetti Dinner
Thursday, September 25th, 2014, 4:45PM
Head over to the Brinnon School where the PTO will be sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner at 4:45PM.  A suggested donation of $2 would be greatly appreciated.  At 5:15PM, there will be a questions and answer period with the Brinnon Superintendent and School Board.  From 5:50PM-6:50PM take a tour of the Brinnon School classrooms!  The action takes place at the Brinnon School46 Schoolhouse Road.

Quilcene Oyster Half-Marathon, 10K and  5K Runs 
Saturday, September 27th, 2014, 9AM
Three different courses offering a glimpse of Quilcene’s natural wonders for runners of all levels, all in one day.  These beautiful courses wind through the forests and farmland overlooking Quilcene Bay.  All 3 race routes cross the Little Quilcene River (with salmon spawning below), and pass by tidewaters where our famous Quilcene Oysters flourish.  The Quilcene Oyster Half-Marathon Race is USATF Certified and Sanctioned.  Start and Finish at Worthington Park’s Linger Longer Stage by the Quilcene Museum (151 Columbia St.).  The “Kids Sprint for Health” is free for kids 9 and under and starts at 8AM.  Beer Garden available for those who are 21 & over with ID.  Proceeds benefit the Quilcene-Brinnon Dollars for Scholars and Count Me In For Quilcene.  Check out their website to register and for more details:  http://quilcenehalfmarathon.com/

Jefferson Land Trust Annual Meeting and Bring-Your-Own Picnic 
Saturday, September 27th, 2014, 12:30PM-3:30PM
Join Jefferson Land Trust at Illahee Preserve on Chimacum Creek for the Land Trust‘s Annual Meeting and Bring-Your-Own Picnic. Enjoy your picnic lunch while Executive Director Sarah Spaeth shares stories about saving our most special local places, from farms to forests to wildlife habitats.  Take the short trail down to the creek to watch the magic of chum salmon spawning, and learn about the habitat restoration done here. There will also be family fun with nature games designed to heighten awareness, gain wilderness skills and deepen your relationship with the natural world, led by CedarRoot Folk School staff.  Fee Free and open to the public!  For more information: 360-379-9501; info@saveland.org.

Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Support the Lions Club Scholarship Program and Club Charities while enjoying a delicious Spaghetti Dinner at the Masonic Lodge (170 Herbert St.) in Quilcene.

Meet PUD Candidate
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014, 6PM-8PM
Drop by the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, 923 Hazel Point Road on the Coyle, for an open dialogue with PUD Candidate Kenneth Collins.  Light refreshments will be provided.   

October 2014

BSO Pizza & Movie Night
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014, Dinner-5PM; Movie-6PM
The Brinnon Senior Organization (BSO) will be featuring another Pizza & Movie Night at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).   Charge for the dinner is $4 & the film will be shown immediately following dinner with a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Reservations are required by 1pm the previous day, just as regular supper club meals are, by calling the Community Center at: 360-796-4350. Questions? Contact Stan Walter, Pres. BSO: 796-3320 or Bob Hart VP BSO: 796-0391.  

Concerts in the Woods-”Eric Miller (with Sabu and Anna)”
Saturday, October 4th, 2014, 7:30PM
Listening to Eric Miller is a flat-out good time.  He combines genres in a totally refreshing way, taking American Folk and blending it with the subtleties of Rock, Country, and Blues.  He provides authentic musical experiences to a variety of listeners.  Check him out with Sabu and Anna at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Huntingford Humanities Lecture: Ron Chast
Wednesday, October 7th, 2014, 6:30PM
This free lecture features Cartoonist Ron Chast.  Her cartoons depict neuroses, hilarity, angst and domesticity.  Over 1,000 of them have been printed in The New Yorker.  Come see what she has to say at the Chimacum High School auditorium.  For more information visit: www.jclibrary.info.

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District No. 2 Public Meeting
Wednesday, October 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!

Fish Fry
Friday, October 10th, 2014, 5PM-7PM
The Brinnon VFW and Auxiliary Post 10706 will be sponsoring a Fish Fry at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).  Advance tickets for adults are $10, $12 at the door and $5 for children under 12.  Fish and Chips will be served with baked beans, cole slaw, coffee, punch, and dessert.

Annual Food Drvie for Brinnon Food Bank 
Saturday, October 11th, 2014, 11AM-1PM
Non perishable food items and monetary donations will be collected for the Brinnon Food Bank at the Halfway House (41 Brinnon Lane).  Anything you can contribute would be greatly appreciated!  Raffle tickets will be sold for only $1.

Wolf Talk 
Thursday, October 16th, 2014, 7PM
Join the JLT Natural History Society and Western Wildlife Outreach for an evening of “Wolf Talk” in the Cotton Building (607 Water St., Port Townsend).  David Moskowitz, wildlife tracker and author, shares experiences from the Wolf OR-7 Expedition, retracing the track of the Oregon wolf, who traversed over 1,200 miles into California, to become the only documented free-roaming wolf in California in nearly 90 years.  David is joined by Lorna and Darrell Smith from Western Wildlife Outreach to discuss Washington’s recovering gray wolf population and how humans and carnivores can coexist.

Free Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Collection
Saturday, October 18th, 2014, 10AM-2PM
Jefferson County Public Works will be hosting a free household hazardous waste collection event at the Quilcene disposal site (295312 Highway 101).  Collection of unwanted oil-based paints, fluorescent lamps, waste antifreeze, rechargeable batteries and more is free of charge from residential sources.  Click here for a detailed list.  Businesses can dispose of hazardous materials for a fee at the permanent collection facility at the port of Port Townsend’s Boat Haven year-around on Fridays.  There will be another such collection event in Port Ludlow on Saturday, April 18th, 2015.

Concerts in the Woods-”Curtis & Loretta
Saturday, October 18th, 2014, 7:30PM
Curtis & Loretta are a husband and wife duo producing extraordinary harmonies.  They display proficiency on a parade of stringed instruments with their poignant original songs, and selected traditional pieces from the British Isles, America, and beyond. The current menagerie includes Celtic harp, mandocello, mandolin, guitars, clawhammer banjo, and National steel ukulele, plus a bit of kazoo, harmonica, and shakers. Check them out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in  Coyle: 923 Hazel Point Road.

Tall Ship Talk
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014, 6:30PM
Presenter Stan Cummings will speak on “Tall Ships and the Rise of the British Empire” at the Jefferson County Library (620 Cedar Ave) in Port Hadlock.  Co-sponsored by Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.  A second Tall Ship talk will take place on November 5th.

“Skywarn” Weather Spotter Class
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014, 6:30PM-9PM
Skywarn weather spotters are needed in Jefferson and Clallam counties! The National Weather Service will train interested spotters on how to look for, recognize and report significant weather events at the Gardiner Community Center, (980 Old Gardiner Rd). Class is limited, so please RSVP early. For more information, or to register, e-mail: jcdem@co.jefferson.wa.us or call: 360-385-9368.

Brinnon Family Halloween Party
Saturday, October 25th, 2014, 2PM-4PM
Celebrate Halloween with your friends and neighbors at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101)!  Homemade Pizza and cookies!  Games, and prizes for all ages!

Quilcene Fire Rescue Halloween Party
Friday, October 31st, 2014, 4PM-6PM
Halloween Party at the Quilcene Fire Station, 70 Herbert St.  Come in costume, decorate a pumpkin, play some games, and load up on treats and candy!  They are also looking for some candy and treat donations for the kids, please contact them if you can help!  call: 360-765-3333, or e-mail: chief@qvfd.org.  Website: http://www.qvfd.org

Trunk or Treat
Friday, October 31st, 2014, 4:30PM-6:30PM or later!
Children of all ages are invited to the Quilcene School Parking Lot for Trunk or Treat!  Walk from car to car checking out the decorated car trunks, playing games and getting treats!  “Sponsors” are invited to bring their decorated car and pass out treats, if you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please call:360-774-1705 or text (only): 360-774-0726.  You do not have to have kids to be a sponsor, just want to pass out candy and help create a safe family environment for the children!  No homemade treats please.

Halloween Party
Friday, October 31st, 2014, 6 PM
Even more Halloween fun awaits you at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101)!

November 2014

BSO Pizza & Movie Night
Wednesday, November 5th, 2014, Dinner-5PM; Movie-6PM
The Brinnon Senior Organization (BSO) will be featuring another Pizza & Movie Night at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).   Charge for the dinner is $4 & the film will be shown immediately following dinner with a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Reservations are required by 1pm the previous day, just as regular supper club meals are, by calling the Community Center at: 360-796-4350. Questions? Contact Stan Walter, Pres. BSO: 796-3320 or Bob Hart VP BSO: 796-0391.  

Tall Ship Talk
Wednesday, November 5th, 2014, 6:30PM
Presenter Stan Cummings will cover the story of “Pilgrim,” a Tall Ship featured in “Two Years Before the Mast,”  at the Jefferson County Library (620 Cedar Ave) in Port Hadlock.  Co-sponsored by Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Pulled Pork Fundraiser Dinner
Thursday, November 6th, 2014, 5:30PM-7PM
The Quilcene First Presbyterian Church will be holding their annual fall Pulled Pork Dinner Fundraiser at 294433 Highway 101.   Everyone is invited to come enjoy a delicious dinner and help raise the funds to send Brinnon and Quilcene children to summer camp.  Suggested donations are $12 for adults, $5 for kids and $30 for an entire family.

Gardiner Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 8th, 2014, 9AM-3PM
Head to the Gardiner Community Center (980 Old Gardiner Road) to pick up some great holiday gifts!  Handmade jams & jellies, local crafts, soaps and lotions, pictures with Santa, food, live music and so much more!

JLT 25th Birthday Party & RainFest Auction
Saturday, November 8th, 2014, 5:30PM-8PM
Celebrate 25 years of preserving open space, working farms and forests, and habitat in Jefferson County with Jefferson Land Trust at the Northwest Maritime Center  (431 Water Street in Port Townsend).  Take part in their annual RainFest Auction, help them honor local heroes, celebrate our incredible community, and raise money to preserve our best and most beloved places. For more information, contact Shelby Smith: 360-379-9501; jeffersonlandtrust@saveland.org.

Concerts in the Woods-”Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer”
Saturday, November 8th, 2014, 7:30PM
McGraw spent a decade as a wildlife biologist, working everywhere from Mexico to the Grand Canyon.  Fer logged some time in Spain, where she studied music and local culture.  Together, the two songwriters have built a music career on those travels, funneling everything – the characters they met, the things they saw, the sounds they heard, the stories they learned – into a mix of rich, detailed folk music and rootsy Americana.  Check them out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Harvest Winery Tour & Scarecrow Contest
Saturday & Sunday, November 8th & 9th, 2014,11AM-5PM
Sip and savor the flavors of fall, enjoy seasonal activities and marvel at nature’s vibrant palate during the Olympic Peninsula Wineries’ Harvest Wine Tour!  The eight artisan wineries are located in Chimacum, Nordland, Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles.  Taste some fantastic new wines, take a photo with your favorite “wine scarecrows,” enjoy an evening of jazz music and more!   Tickets are available online for $25 plus service fees (until 11/7/14 at noon). Any remaining tickets will be sold for $30 at participating wineries during the Harvest Tour.  Tickets are not required to attend this event. A $5.00 wine tasting fee will be charged at each winery for non-ticketed visitors.  You must be 21 or over to purchase tickets and/or participate in wine tasting.

Free Concert: The Deka Trio
Sunday, November 9th, 2014, 3PM
Check out a free concert featuring the Deka Trio at the Brinnon Community Church (52 Church Road)!  They play violin, cello, and piano.

Ninth Night Movie & Potluck
Sunday, November 9th, 2014, Potluck-6:30PM; Movie-6:50PM
Join your neighbors at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101) for ‘Horrible Bosses’.  The theme this month is to the (Still or Retired) WORKING “Person.”  The Feast is of a dish to share that can be made in less 20 mins., take out is just fine.  Horrible Bosses was released in 2011, rated R, Comedy and it’s 98 mins.  Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.  Stars: Jason Bateman. Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Donald Sutherland and Kevin Spacey.

Veterans Day Celebration
Monday, November 10th, 2014, 12PM-3PM
The Quilcene School District is putting together a Veterans Day Celebration open to the community!  They will honor guest veterans, with music performances by students, a “Walk of Love” where the Vets will pass through a student “tunnel,” and more!

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District No. 2 Public Meeting
Wednesday, November 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!

Meet the Author: Tara Conklin
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014, 6:30PM
Tara Conklin will discuss her novel, “House Girl” at the Jefferson County Library (620 Cedar Ave) in Port Hadlock.

Friends of the Jefferson County Library Book Sale
Saturday, November 15th, 2014, 10AM-4PM
A book sale benefitting the Jefferson County Library (620 Cedar Ave) in Port Hadlock will be held at the Bookmobile Garage (located on the east end of the library).  Proceeds benefit the Jefferson County Library.

ShrimpFest2015 Meeting
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, 6:30PM
Volunteers Needed!  Help keep ShrimpFest 2015 on the calendar!  Join the meeting at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101)!

Meet the Author: Erica Bauermeister
Thursday, November 20th, 2014, 3:30PM
Meet with the co-author of Let’s Hear it for the Girls: 375 Books for Readers 2-14, Erica Bauermeister at the Jefferson County Library (620 Cedar Ave) in Port Hadlock!  A suggested reading list promoting strong female characters for readers ages 6-18 will be available at this free event.

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