Festivals and Events

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Previously held events are listed in archive at bottom.

February 2015

Quilcene School Garden Seed Swap
Saturday, February 28th, 2015, 10AM-12PM
All are invited to bring seeds to swap and share, or to just enjoy the garden at the Quilcene School294715 US Highway 101!

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 Quilcene’s future!

March 2015

Beginners Yoga in Brinnon
Mondays, March, 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, March, 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, March, 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!

Dance Aerobics & Strength Training Class
Tuesdays, March, 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.

BSO Pizza & Movie Night
Wednesday, March 4th, 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.  

Core Strength Training Class
Thursdays, March, 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.

Coyle History Day
Saturday, March 7th, 2015, 2PM-4:30PM
Hear stories, share stories, listen to recorded oral histories, see old photos and bring your old photos to share at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.  Cookies & beverages will be served, courtesy of the Coyle Women’s Club.  Meet representatives from the “Memory Catcher” oral history project, Quilcene Historical Museum, Quilcene Cemetery District and Worthington Park.  Books and memorabilia will be available for sale.  This open house event is free, all are welcome!  Hosted by the Colye Women’s Club.

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.

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District No.2 Public Meeting
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015, 6:30PM
The next Brinnon Parks and Recreation District Meeting will be held at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101). Everyone is encouraged to attend!

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.

Chimacum Commons Volunteer Work Party
Saturday, March 14th, 2015, 10AM-1PM
Help Jefferson Land Trust replant along the creek, install a livestock exclusion fence and watering facilities so that both salmon and livestock can thrive on this prime farmland on Chimacum Creek. Contact Carrie at cclendaniel@saveland.org for details

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.

Apple Workshop
Sunday, March 29th, 2015, 10AM-3PM
Learn about the nuances of apple varieties and get a growing and grafting lesson from local apple expert, SpringRain farmer John Bellow at SpringRain Farm (187 Covington Way, Chimacum). $40 per ticket; proceeds benefit Jefferson Land Trust.  To register, contact: kathrynlamka@gmail.com.

April 2015

BSO Pizza & Movie Night
Wednesday, April 1st, 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.  

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.

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District No.2 Public Meeting
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015, 6:30PM
The next Brinnon Parks and Recreation District Meeting will be held at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101). Everyone is encouraged to attend!

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.

BSO Pizza & Movie Night
Wednesday, May 6th, 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.  

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District No.2 Public Meeting
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015, 6:30PM
The next Brinnon Parks and Recreation District Meeting will be held at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101). Everyone is encouraged to attend!

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 are donated to community projects.  Live music, local vendors, arts/craft booths, kids’ activities, belt sander races (Saturday only 11AM-3PM), delicious food, great fun and shrimp! Limited quantities of Hood Canal Shrimp for sale!  Active Military and Veterans FREE with ID; KIDS under 12 FREE with paying adultFree 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.

June 2015

Concerts in the Woods-“Kathryn Claire”
Saturday, June 6th, 2015, 7:30PM
Kathryn Claire‘s guitar and fiddle-playing exhibit a technical grace which is matched only by her truly captivating voice and she possesses the rare ability to moveseamlessly across genres.  Kathryn had early classical training on the violin and taught herself guitar as a teenager in order to explore her own voice as a songwriter.  Come hear her unique style and approach to music as a guitar player, violinist, singer, and songwriter at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District No.2 Public Meeting
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015, 6:30PM
The next Brinnon Parks and Recreation District Meeting will be held at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101). Everyone is encouraged to attend!

Concerts in the Woods-“Hungrytown”
Saturday, June 27th, 2015, 7:30PM
Hungrytown is the musical and married duo of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson.  They have released two highly acclaimed CDs, Hungrytown (2008) and Any Forgotten Thing (2011), both of which continue to receive much airplay on folk and Americana stations worldwide. Rebecca and Ken tour full time; their adventures have taken them throughout the US, Canada, Europe and New Zealand.  Check them out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

July 2015

Concerts in the Woods-“Slipshod”
Saturday, July 11th, 2015, 7:30PM
Matt Snook (dobro andbanjo) and Steve Blanchard (guitar and mandolin) formed Slipshod in 2012 out of a common background of playing Bluegrass music.  Now, as a duo, they have incorporated music from Gordon Lightfoot, Norman Blake, Simon and Garfunkel, Tim O’Brien, and more. They play a mix of originals, familiar melodies and dynamic instrumentals.  Hear their harmonies, unique vocal interpretations and precise instrumental talents at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

Concerts in the Woods-“Betty and The Boy”
Saturday, July 18th, 2015, 7:30PM
Based out of Eugene, Oregon, Betty Jaeger , Josh Harvey, Michelle WhitlockNanci McDonald and Jon Conlon form Betty and The Boy.  Though this quintet’s string-laden melodies occasionally anchor them in the territories of folk, bluegrass, or minim­ali­st rock, they’re more at home in the cracks in-between.  Allow them to take you on an entrancing musical journey at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

August 2015

Concerts in the Woods-“Strings and Things”
Saturday, August 1st, 2015, 7:30PM
Two family bands from the south end of Hood Canal have joined forces to create a music extravaganza that they call “Strings and Things”.  This combined program with The Crichton Family Band and The Cylwik Sisters will feature each of their own musical selections as well as some combined sets to give a taste of Bluegrass, Celtic, Gospel, some Country music and even a wee bit o’ Irish Step Dancing.  Come see how these five youngsters from the Crichton family have woven their talents with three sisters from the Cylwik family to make some awesome music at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

QHM 7th Annual Wine, Beer & Cider Tasting Gala Fundraiser
Friday, August 7th, 2015
The Quilcene Historical Museum presents their ever-popular Wine, Beer and Cider Tasting Gala Fundraiser!  More details coming soon!

Concerts in the Woods-“The Believers
Saturday, August 15th, 2015, 7:30PM
Lead singer/songwriters Craig Aspen and Cynthia Frazzini met at the now famed Sunset Tavern in Seattle several years ago and began a serious love affair with old school Country, Soul and Roots music.  “What Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Three might have sounded like if they’d jammed with The White Stripes.” — David Burke, Rock n Reel Magazine – UK  See if you agree at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

MoonFest 2015
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 
Rock out at this popular, annual 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!  Tickets will be available right on Facebook.  More details coming soon!

September 2015

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.

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 and more!  Details to be announced.  Check out their website for more information.

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 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.).  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 woodstove. 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.

October 2015

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.

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