Festivals and Events

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Previously held events are listed in archive at bottom.

December 2014

Drive-through Holiday Display
Ongoing until New Year’s Day, 2014, 5PM-8PM
Drive behind the Josephine Campbell Building and check out the fabulous Holiday Display at: 294963 Highway 101!  Open everyday starting the day after Thanksgiving, until New Year’s Day.

Brinnon Christmas Dinner 
Thursday, December 18th, 2014, Meet & Greet-5PM; Dinner- 6PM
Reserve your spot for a delicious dinner at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101)!  Start off with a friendly “meet & greet” and then enjoy a dinner of Prime rib or ham, potatoes, green beans, deluxe rolls, salad and dessert for only $7!  Reservations are required, this is a fundraiser for the Brinnon Senior Organization.  Door Prize: Hand Made Afghan.  Gift basket raffle tickets will be available at the door.  Call the Community Center for more details: 360-796-4350.

Brinnon Christmas Party 
Saturday, December 20th, 2014, 2PM-4PM
All are invited to the Brinnon Community Christmas Party at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).  There will be Pizza for the kids and Spaghetti for Adults.  Santa will make his appearance so you can sit on his lap and get a gift.  Cookie decorating fun too.  PLEASE come to the Center and take a tag off the tree to buy for a child. There is a price limit of $10 per gift. This event is sponsored by the Brinnon Senior Organization.  If you have any questions, contact Patsy Wells at: 360-769-0474.

Christmas Ensemble & Potluck Breakfast 
Sunday, December 21st, 2014, Breakfast-9:30AM; Ensemble-10:30AM
Join your friends and neighbors at the Brinnon Community Church for this Christmas event!

Concerts in the Woods-“Lynne Ferguson
Sunday, December 21st, 2014, 3PM
Lynne Ferguson has been playing music for a living all her life.  She has been fortunate enough to perform and record with some of the finest and best-known acoustic players in the world.  This show will feature songs from her latest EP “Wintersongs” and will be a benefit for the Native Horsemanship Youth Program.  Join her at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

Christmas Caroling & Potluck Supper 
Sunday, December 21st, 2014, 4PM
Join your friends and neighbors at the Brinnon Community Church for Caroling and Feasting!

Beginners Yoga in Brinnon
Mondays, December, 2014, 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.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 
Wednesday, December 24th, 2014, 6:30PM
Join your friends and neighbors at the Brinnon Community Church for this Christmas Service!

Yoga in Quilcene
Mondays, December, 2014, 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, December, 2014, 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!

Dance Aerobics & Strength Training Class
Tuesdays, December, 2014, 5PM
Join your friends and neighbors in this class, led by Leslie (certified through the American Council on Exercise), at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101). This class is focused on dance aerobics and strength training. The fee is only $35 for a month (around 8 classes). For more information, contact the Community Center at: 360-765-3321.

January 2015

Concerts in the Woods-“Lobo Del Mar
Sunday, January 4th, 2015, 3PM
Lobo Del Mar is a very large family music and dance ensemble that plays mostly Celtic music with Flamenco and Bluegrass fusion. Their Scots-Irish tunes feature the Irish Step Dancers. They also perform Mexican Music, some South Pacific Island tunes accompanied by their Polynesian dancers and Middle Eastern inspired medleys for their belly dancers. You are taken “around the world” with them in one concert as they perform the music and dance genres that they love at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

BSO Pizza & Movie Night
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015, 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 Bob Hart, Pres. BSO: 360-796-0391.  

Zumba Class
Wednesdays, January, 2015, 6:30PM-7:30PM
Head over to the Quilcene Community Center (294715 Highway 101), for a fun-filled, dance inspired, total body workout! Only $5 per class.  For more information, contact Shawn at: 360-774-0479.

Core Strength Training Class
Thursdays, January, 2015, 5PM
Join your friends and neighbors in this class, led by Leslie (certified through the American Council on Exercise), at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101).  This class focuses on core strength using stability balls. The fee is only $35 for a month (around 8 classes). For more information, contact the Community Center at: 360-765-3321.

Brinnon Music Group
Thursdays, January, 2015, 6:30PM
Interested in making music?  Join the Brinnon Music Group at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101) on the First, Second and Fourth Thursdays of the month.  On the Third Thursday of the month, take part in Open Mike Night at Twana Road House (294793 Highway 101) in Quilcene. (No Open Mike Night in December).  Ukulele Night takes place on the First Thursday of the month and there will be no Fifth Thursdays, unless by request.

Concerts in the Woods-“The Blackberry Bushes
Sunday, January 18th, 2015, 3PM
The Appalachian Mountains are the oldest mountains in the world, and the Mississippi River is the most musical river ever known. Jes Raymond and Jakob Breitbach may have met in the rainy bottom of the Puget Sound, but their music is vibrantly infused with the essence of the homes they wandered west from.  The Blackberry Bushes draw from these deep roots of American traditional music to create a playful and resonant sound with both twang and sophistication. Experience joyful singing and enchanting songwriting, supported by carefully constructed soundscapes that feature virtuosic fiddle at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

February 2015

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.

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.

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.

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.

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