Festivals and Events

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Previously held events are listed in archive at bottom.

January 2015

Dance Aerobics & Strength Training Class
Tuesdays, January, 2015, 5PM
Join your friends and neighbors for this dance aerobics and strength training class, led by Leslie Bunton (certified through the American Council on Exercise), at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101).  Only $35 for 8 classes, $25 for 4 classes and $7.50 for a single class.  If you are a newcomer, please contact Leslie in advance and arrive about ten minutes early.  For more information, contact Leslie at: 360-765-0164.

Core Strength Training Class
Thursdays, January, 2015, 5PM
Join your friends and neighbors for this class, led by Leslie Bunton (certified through the American Council on Exercise), at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101).  This class focuses on core strength using stability balls. Only $35 for 8 classes, $25 for 4 classes and $7.50 for a single class.  If you are a newcomer, please contact Leslie in advance and arrive about ten minutes early.  For more information, contact Leslie at: 360-765-0164.

February 2015

Beginners Yoga in Brinnon
Mondays, February, 2015, 7:40AM
Start your morning off with an energizing yoga class!  At the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).  Progressive classes are also available on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:40 AM & Thursdays at 8:00 AM.  Contact the Community Center for more information: 360-796-4350.

Yoga in Quilcene
Mondays, February, 2015, 9:30AM
Meet at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101) for Yoga in Quilcene!  This class is designed for ALL who would like to explore the art of a Yoga practice.  There is a $10 drop in fee for each class, and an $8-per-class fee if you pay for the whole month.  For more information, please call Sheryl Wolover at: 360-565-6554 or e-mail her at: om@pacific-elements.com.  Website.

Gardening Classes in Quilcene
Mondays, February, 2015, 12PM
Join Juanita and Anita for free gardening classes at Q Gardens, where the strawbale and raingardens are located by Quilcene Espresso, 71 Old Church Road.  Help plant the strawbale gardens which will provide fresh produce to the Quilcene food bank while increasing your gardening skills.  Classes are interactive and fun.  So bring your ideas, questions and friends!

Climate Change Lectures
Thursday, February 5th, 2015, 6:30PM
The Jefferson County Library will provide individuals an opportunity to become more informed about the topic of climate change in this upcoming series of lectures, Climate Change: What are Earth’s Climate Systems and Can They Be Engineered?, a series of four weekly sessions to be presented by Paul Loubere at the library. This series is co-sponsored by the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Native & Invasive Plants Workshop
Friday, February 6th, 2015, 1PM
Come to the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101) for a free workshop on native plants in gardens and landscaping!  This workshop will focus on the various uses and benefits of native plants.  Learn about the birds and the songs associated with different plants.  There will also be an in-depth overview of harmful non-native invasive weeds.  Educational booklets and handouts will be provided and participants can request a personal site visit, a native planting and invasives removal plan!   Hosted by Jefferson County Extension, the Jefferson County Weed Board, Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group, and the Watershed Stewardship Resource Center. Funded by the Hood Canal Coordinating Council.  For more information, call: 360-275-3575 x12 or email: seth@pnwsalmoncenter.org.

Red Wine and Chocolate: Olympic Peninsula Winery Tour
Saturday & Sunday, February 7th & 8th, 2015, 11AM-5PM
Travel from winery to winery to enjoy classic pairings of handcrafted wines with locally-made chocolate delights!  This two-weekend event will take place February 7th-8th and 14th-16th.  A ticket and glass package includes a commemorative wine glass, complimentary wine tasting and chocolate samples at all eight OPW Wineries.  Tickets are available online for $25 plus service fees (until 2/13/15 at noon).  Any remaining tickets will be sold for $30 at participating wineries during the tour.  Tickets are not required to attend this event.  A $5 fee will be charged at each winery for non-ticketed visitors.  You must be 21 or over to purchase tickets and/or participate.  Visit www.olympicpeninsulawineries.org for more information.

Concerts in the Woods-“The Fire Inside
Sunday, February 8th, 2015, 3PM
The Fire Inside performs smoldering Celtic music with heel-clicking intensity. Drawing from a collection of traditional and trend-setting influences, they will stoke your musical fire with their fiddle, uilleann pipes, bodhran, whistles, guitar, concertina, mandolin and scorching vocals at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

Quilcene Lions Valentines Day Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, February 14th, 2015, 8AM-11:30AM
Stop by the Masonic Hall, 171 Herbert Street, in Quilcene for a delicious Pancake Breakfast!  This Event is co- Sponsored by the Quilcene School District.  Family Tickets $20, Adults $7, Children 12 and under $4.  Proceeds to benefit the Ruby Jean Murray Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser.

Red Wine and Chocolate: Olympic Peninsula Winery Tour
Saturday, Sunday & Monday, February 14th, 15th & 16th, 2015, 11AM-5PM
Travel from winery to winery to enjoy classic pairings of handcrafted wines with locally-made chocolate delights!  A ticket and glass package includes a commemorative wine glass, complimentary wine tasting and chocolate samples at all eight OPW Wineries.  Tickets are available online for $25 plus service fees (until 2/13/15 at noon).  Any remaining tickets will be sold for $30 at participating wineries during the tour.  Tickets are not required to attend this event.  A $5 fee will be charged at each winery for non-ticketed visitors.  You must be 21 or over to purchase tickets and/or participate.  Visit www.olympicpeninsulawineries.org for more information.

Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, February 20th, 21st, & 22nd, 2015
Take part in the annual Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby!  This fishing derby is run each February by the Gardiner Salmon Derby Association.  The event spans a wide geographic area, from west of Port Angeles to Whidbey island, and is centered on Gardiner Washington in beautiful Discovery Bay.  The nonprofit salmon derby generates funds to support emergency and other services that benefit the community.  Over 500 square miles of fishing area, lots of great prizes and beautiful scenery!

Concerts in the Woods-“Carrie Clark
Saturday, February 21st, 2015, 3PM
Carrie Clark immersed herself in music at an early age, teaching herself to play piano and guitar, and writing her own songs. Her diverse musical palette is unsurprising given her wide-ranging performance background: since moving to Seattle, her ventures have included an indie pop ensemble, a folk duo, and a jazz big band.  Join her at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

Quilcene All-Community Meeting
Saturday, February 28th, 2015, 3PM
Take part in the Quilcene All-Community Meeting at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101)!  So much has happened over the past four years after the community-wide discussions back in 2011 & 2012.  Help decide what happens in the next four years!

March 2015

Concerts in the Woods-“Wild Rabbit
Sunday, March 8th, 2015, 3PM
Folk-stomp Americana from the Pacific NW. Debut full-length album THE WILD NORTH available now.  Stomp along with them at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

Concerts in the Woods-“Buddy Mondlock
Friday, March 13th, 2015, 7:30PM
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Buddy Mondlock is widely respected by his peers and fans alike and regarded as a real songwriter’s songwriter. He appeared on the PBS television special “Great Performances” in 1996 with Peter, Paul and Mary where together they sang Mondlock’s song “The Kid.” His songs have also been recorded by greats like Garth Brooks , Guy Clark, Joan Baez, Janis Ian, David Wilcox, and Cry, Cry, Cry. Nanci Griffith fans will recognize Mondlock’s “Comin’ Down In the Rain” from her Grammy award-winning collection, “Other Voices, Other Rooms.” In 2003 Buddy toured North America and Europe with Art Garfunkel and Maia Sharp in support of their trio album titled “Everything Waits To Be Noticed.” Join him at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

Concerts in the Woods-“March to May”
Saturday, March 21st, 2015, 7:30PM
Seattle-based folk-pop duo March to May overlays harp and guitar with rich vocal harmonies, haunting lyrics and riveting melodies, in the vein of the Swell Season, Damien Rice & the Civil Wars.  The band formed in the Spring of 2013 as a collaboration between singer/songwriters Darren Guyaz and Beth Wesche. Check them out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

Concerts in the Woods-“My Darling Clementine”
Saturday, March 28th, 2015, 7:30PM
My Darling Clementine, on tour from England, follows in the tradition of the classic country duets of the late 60s and 70s, the likes of George Jones & Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton and Porter Waggoner, Johnny & June and many more.  The timeless themes that made those duets great, are alive and well in the hands, and voices of Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish.  Check them out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

April 2015

Concerts in the Woods-“The W Lovers”
Saturday, April 4th, 2015, 7:30PM
In 2011 Fleur Jack embarked on a US and Canadian solo tour from her homeland of New Zealand and fell in love!  Fleur married Wesley Wood, who had followed her from city to city and together they form “The W Lovers.”  Their musical influences are diverse, ranging from Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson to The Grateful Dead and The Beatles.  Hear their songs about love, road trips, moonshine, old towns and rodeos at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

Concerts in the Woods-“Claude Bourbon”
Friday, April 10th, 2015, 7:30PM
Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories.  Born in France in the early 60’s, Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained. This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world; he has crafted an unbelievable fusion of classical and jazz, with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with strains of Western folk.  Hear it all at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

28th Annual Brinnon PTO Spring Auction
Saturday, April 25th, 2015, 10AM
Head to the Brinnon School, (46 Schoolhouse Road), for the Brinnon School Parent Teacher Organization‘s 28th Annual Silent Auction!  Lots of new and used items.  Concession stand will be open.  If you find items to donate during your spring cleaning, please keep them in mind!  They will start collecting items in early March.

May 2015

Concerts in the Woods-“The Winterlings”
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, 7:30PM
The Winterlings take listeners on unexpected journeys through flooded barns and cedar forests, chemistry labs and ferries crossing Puget Sound. Songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Amanda Birdsall and Wolff Bowden have played their unique style of Alternative Folk music from Seattle’s Northwest Folklife Festival to the CMJ Music Festival in Manhattan. Featuring male and female lead vocals and harmonies, guitar, ukulele, violin, banjitar, percussion and more!  Join this acoustic folk duo at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

Concerts in the Woods-“Animals of Grace”
Saturday, May 16th, 2015, 7:30PM
Animals of Grace is the Seattle-based collaboration of guitarist and songwriter Erika Lundahl and percussionist Doug Indrick.  They began collaborating two years ago in Upstate New York and released their debut EP “Make Me Kind” in July 2014. Hear their vocal harmonies, guitar tapping, driving djembe, cajon, and auxiliary percussion at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club Plant Sale
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
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.

ShrimpFest 2015
Saturday, May 23rd, 2014, 10AM-6PM
Sunday, May 24th, 2014, 10AM-5PM
The Emerald Towns Alliance is pleased to present ShrimpFest 2015!  ShrimpFest will be held between the Yelvik General Store and the Cove RV Park & Country Store.  Proceeds from ShrimpFest 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.

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