Festivals and Events

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Previously held events are listed in archive at bottom.

August 2015

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday, August 29th, 2015, 2PM
Sunday, August 30th 2015, 2PM
No two pieces are more emotionally opposed than Franck’s fiery Piano Quintet in F minor and Schubert’s heavenly String Quintet in C major. Inspired by a romantic infatuation with a student, Franck’s Quintet was one of the most controversial works of the late 19th century. 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 or visit their website at OlympicMusicFestival.org.

Beginners Yoga in Brinnon
Mondays, August, 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, August, 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 contact Sheryl Wolover at: 360-565-6554; om@pacific-elements.com.  Website.

Gardening Classes in Quilcene
Mondays, August, 2015, 12PM
Join Juanita and Anita for free gardening classes at Q Gardens, where the straw bale and rain gardens are located by Quil Bean Espresso, 71 Old Church Road.  Help plant the straw bale 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!

September 2015

Dance Aerobics & Strength Training Class
Tuesdays, September, 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.

World Dance & Creative Movement
Thursdays, September, 2015, 10AM-10:45AM
For children 5 years & younger at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101).  Wear comfortable clothing and dance!  Children under 3 must be accompanied by a parent.  If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Shelly: skirkeya@gmail.com.

Core Strength Training Class
Thursdays, September, 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.

Jamestown S’Klallam Stories
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015, 6:30PM
Join the Jefferson County Library in celebrating Native American People at 620 Cedar Ave. in Port Hadlock.  This event is co-sponsored by Port Townsend Public Library, Friends of the Port Townsend Public Library, and Friends of the Jefferson County Library.  Tribal Elder and Storyteller, Elaine Grinnell, will share stories of her people, the Jamestown S’Klallam, the Strong People. This event kicks-off a month-long celebration of Native American people.

10th Annual Quilcene Shindig
Saturday, September 5th, 2015, 12PM-8PM
Live music and fun at the Quilcene Historical Theatre (Waltz Lumber), on the corner of Old Church Road and Highway 101.  Locust Street Taxi, The Village Idiots and the Machete Sisters will be performing!  Keep up to date by visiting their facebook page.

Linger Longer Stage Concert: Lobo Del Mar
Saturday, September 5th, 2015, 3PM-6PM
Lobo Del Mar comes to the Linger Longer Stage!  A spectacular show featuring world music and dance, next to the Quilcene Historical Museum at 151 Columbia Street.

Concerts in the Woods-“Jean Mann & Friends
Saturday, September 5th, 2015, 7:30PM
Jean has toured locally and nationally, headlining house concerts, festivals, and playing iconic rooms in various major US cities. She has opened for Peter Himmelman and Blame Sally, and shared the stage with Laura Veirs (Rounder Records) and Vicci Martinez (The Voice).  Jean gains hordes of happy ears wherever she performs her lilting musical prose; a truly soul-quenching voice in today’s independent music scene.  Make your ears happy at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday, September 5th, 2015, 2PM
Sunday, September 6th 2015, 2PM
Virtuoso violinist Ray Chen returns the OMF for a third year in a row to perform classics of the violin and piano repertoire with OMF artistic director Julio Elizalde. 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 or visit their website at OlympicMusicFestival.org.

Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort Performance: Soul Siren
Sunday, September 6th, 2015, 5PM-8PM
Head on down to Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort308913 Highway 101 in Brinnon, to check out the north-west’s premier party band!  Soul Siren, will be performing on the Pub patio playing anything from funk, soul, rock, to top 40 and dance favorites!

Cove RV Swap Meet
Saturday, September 12th, 2015, 9AM-5PM
Buy or sell at the Cove RV Park & Country Store Semi-Annual Swap Meet, located at 303075 US Highway 101 in Brinnon!  Space rent is $20 per seller.  Load in starts at 7AM.  Load out by 7PM.  Great traffic, advertised in local newspapers, flyers, highway signage and Craigslist.  For more information, please contact Kimberly Hixson at: 360-796-4723206-406-7904kimberlyhixson@aol.com

5th Annual Little Miss Pearl Pageant
Saturday, September 12th, 2015, 2PM-4PM
This year’s Little Miss Pearl Pageant theme is: Little Miss Pearl of Sunnybrook Farm!  Head down to the Brinnon Community Center306144 Highway 101, to see who gets crowned with the pearl tiara this year!  Little Miss Pearl will be chosen, by chance, in a peek-a-boo roses ceremony.   Farm fresh desserts and homemade ice cream will be served!  The little Pearl Princesses will all receive gifts and are expected to participate in the Quilcene Fair and Parade on September 19th!  Enter by contacting: littlemisspearlpageant@gmail.com

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday, September 12th, 2015, 2PM
Sunday, September 13th 2015, 2PM
As an encore to the 2015 summer season, the OMF is throwing a party! Grammy-nominated violinist Jeremy Kittel is joined by his regular band members for a concert unlike anything that you have ever heard in the OMF 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 or visit their website at OlympicMusicFestival.org.

Tribal Involvement in the Elwha
Wednesday, September 16th, 2015, 6:30PM
Join the Jefferson County Library in celebrating Native American People at the Port Townsend Public Library.  This series of programs are co-sponsored by Port Townsend Public Library, Friends of the Port Townsend Public Library, and Friends of the Jefferson County Library.  Join Robert Elofson, River Restoration Director and LaTrisha Suggs, Assistant River Restoration Director and learn about the Tribe’s involvement in the project and see slides of pre-dam removal, early results, and what happens next.

2015 Quilcene Fair, Parade & Classic Car Show
Saturday, September 19th, 2015, 8AM-4PM
Held on and around the grounds of the Quilcene School at: 294715 Highway 101 in Quilcene.  Local vendors, live music, games, art, crafts, a carnival and more!  This year’s theme is: Quilcene Farming: On Land And Sea.  Pre-sale carnival tickets are available at US Bank, Munn Brother’s Realty and the Quilcene Village Store. Cash only please.  Check out the website for more information.

Jefferson County Farm Tour Pie Party
Saturday, September 19th, 2015, 6:30PM-8:30PM
Kick off the 13th Annual Jefferson County Farm Tour with a pie party at HJ Carroll Park in Chimacum.  Help support the Jefferson County Farm Tour and the WSU Small Farms Program.  Win a pie in the Pie Walk! Live music with Pies on the Run!  All ages welcome.

13th Annual Jefferson County Farm & Fiber Tour
Saturday & Sunday, September 19th & 20th, 2015, 10AM-4PM
Each year the Farm Tour draws thousands of visitors eager to experience a working farm and connect with local farmers. With many Jefferson County farms participating in the tour you’ll meet many of the people who are part of our county’s thriving food system.  Jefferson County Farms are located in and around Port Townsend, Marrowstone Island, Discovery Bay, Chimacum, Port Ludlow, and Quilcene.  Check out their website for more details: http://ext100.wsu.edu/jefferson/agriculture/farm-tour/

Git-Hoan Dancers
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015, 7PM
Join the Jefferson County Library in celebrating Native American People at 620 Cedar Ave. in Port Hadlock.  This series of programs are co-sponsored by Port Townsend Public Library, Friends of the Port Townsend Public Library, and Friends of the Jefferson County Library.  The Jefferson County Library will close early today to host the renown Git-Hoan dancers, members of the Tsimshian, Haida and Tlingit tribes of Southeast Alaska. The dancers will bring their stories and culture alive through dance. Their beautiful carved masks and exciting songs are always a thrill.  Git-Hoan Dancers led by David Boxley.

Lions Club Spaghetti Feed 
Friday, September 25th, 2015
Support the community projects and programs the Lions Club is involved with, while enjoying a delicious Spaghetti Dinner!
Adults $8; Kids 6 – 12 years old $4; Family deal $20.

Quilcene Oyster Half-Marathon, 10K and  5K Runs 
Saturday, September 26th, 2015
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 tidewater 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.).  Proceeds benefit the Quilcene-Brinnon Dollars for Scholars andCount Me In For Quilcene.  Check out their website to register and for more details:  http://quilcenehalfmarathon.com/

Concerts in the Woods-“The Barn Owls”
Saturday, September 26th, 2015, 7:30PM
The Barn Owls are an old-timey, country trio from Seattle. One late summer evening, Brittany Newell, Hanna Traynham and Kate Lichtenstein spent hours trading tunes around the wood stove. By the end of the night, they were a band. The Barn Owls bring an intuitive and inventive bent to the old-time and early country music tradition, mixing high energy dance tunes with tight three-part harmonies on traditional and original songs.  Check them out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

Oyster Popup
Saturdays, Summer, 2015, 12PM-5PM
Celebrate the Olympic Peninsula’s bounty of sea and soil at Finnriver, 62 Barn Swallow Rd. in Chimacum, with handcrafted hard cider and summerstone oysters!  Savor world-renowned Hama Hama Oysters on the half shell, with hard cider and oyster pairings.

Jamestown S’Klallam House of Myths Carvers
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015, 6:30PM
Join the Jefferson County Library in celebrating Native American People at 620 Cedar Ave. in Port Hadlock.  This series of programs are co-sponsored by Port Townsend Public Library, Friends of the Port Townsend Public Library, and Friends of the Jefferson County Library.  Meet the Jamestown S’Klallam totem pole carversDale Faulstich, Bud Turner, and Dusty Humphries!

October 2015

2015 Huntingford Humanities Lecture: Jess Walter 
Thursday, October 1st, 2015, 6:30PM
The Jefferson County Library, presents a lecture featuring Jess Walter at the Chimacum High School Auditorium, 91 West Valley Road.

Concerts in the Woods-“Michael Henchman & Kelly Brightwell”
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, 7:30PM
Each writing and performing imagery-rich Folk/Americana songs in their own right, Portland songwriters Kelly Brightwell and Michael Henchman combine their talents to create a sound that is at once warm and reminiscent, bringing to life new stories on age-old journeys through love and loss, hard times and hope.  Check them out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

Concerts in the Woods-“Sarah McQuaid
Friday, October 9th, 2015, 7:30PM
Rising star Sarah McQuaid’s voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and “honey poured into wine” (Minor 7th). A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument. Hear Sarah at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

RainFest Auction
Saturday, October 10th, 2015, 5:30PM-8PM
Join Jefferson Land Trust for their annual RainFest Auction.  Fine wines and fun dining, unique trips and experiences, and the opportunity to make a big difference to the local landscape and quality of life.  Get your tickets now to help preserve the best and most beloved places in Jefferson County.  The live auction will offer you a chance to vie for travel packages, gourmet food experiences, fun parties, and special workshops, as well as the luscious sweets featured in the perennially popular “dessert frenzy.”

Cider Press
Saturday, October 17th, 2015
Take part in a Cider Press at Worthington Park, next to the Quilcene Historical Museum at 151 Columbia Street!

Concerts in the Woods-“Robert Richter & Olivia Duffy”
Sunday, October 18th, 2015, 3:00PM Matinée
Singer-songwriter-guitarist Robert Richter is an energetic performer creating music that blends different genres from folk to blues to rock to Celtic played with passion and energy. He will be joined by the very talented fiddler/mandolin player and singer Olivia Duffy. Check them out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

November 2015

Concerts in the Woods-“John Hoover and the Mighty Quinns
Sunday, November 1st, 2015,  3:00PM Matinée
John Hoover and The Mighty Quinns are a group of three musicians who have been entertaining audiences around the region for several years now. They play a distinctive blend of folk, folk-rock, singer/songwriter classics, country, Celtic, bluegrass, and R&B. They are the best known for their work as a John Denver Tribute Band, though their repertoire spans the entire history of music.  At the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

Concerts in the Woods-“Ranger and the Re-Arrangers
Sunday, November 15th, 2015,  3:00PM Matinée
Seattle Gypsy jazz band Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite with their unique twist on Gypsy jazz. “At the heart of their sound is Ranger Sciacca’s sweet violin playing… his sense of melody and daring improvisations” (World Rhythm Webzine).  At the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

December 2015

Concerts in the Woods-“Kathryn Claire and Friends
Sunday, December 6th, 2015,  3:00PM Matinée
Her guitar and fiddle-playing exhibit a technical grace which is matched only by her truly captivating voice and she possesses the rare ability to move seamlessly across genres. Her deep love and respect for traditional music has long been a driving influence and those roots can be heard in her own original music.   At the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

Concerts in the Woods-“Christmas songs and more by Lynne Ferguson”  Sunday, December 20th, 2015,  3:00PM Matinée
Lynne Ferguson has been playing music for a living all her life. Her past work with Taj Mahal has influenced her singing style. 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. At the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

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