Festivals and Events

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Previously held events are listed in archive at bottom.

July 2014

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!

Dance Aerobics & Strength Training Class
Tuesdays, July, 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.

Zumba Class
Wednesdays, July, 2014, 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, June, 2014, 5PM
Join your friends and neighbors in this class, led by Leslie (certified through the American Council on Exercise), at Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101). This class is focused 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
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.

Beginners Yoga in Brinnon
Mondays, July, 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.

Yoga in Quilcene
Mondays, July, 2014, Beginner: 9AM, Advanced: 10:30AM
There are now two classes in Quilcene at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101)!  The beginners class starts at 9AM and the advanced class starts at 10:30AM.  There will be 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, July, 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!

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.

August 2014

Taxi Fest!
Saturday, August 2nd, 2014, 3PM
“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.

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 Wine, Beer and 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.

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.

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!

Dinner & Auction For the Ladies
Friday, August 15th, 2014, 5PM 
Enjoy a delicious dinner at the Masonic Hall in Quilcene.  Then stay for a real treat.  The firemen from Brinnon & Quilcene will be auctioned off for an evening out as they ‘perform their moves” Chippendale-style.  All proceeds will go to the Brinnon Fire Department.  Includes a hair-do, dinner & flowers for the winner.  Tickets will go on sale August 1st. Mark your calendar for this once in a lifetime night out with the girls!  Questions? Call Judy Hart 796-0391.

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 surprises audiences as well as their parents.  Not only do they get along most of the time, but their parents do not have musical backgrounds.  They 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.  They started to develop their musical ear before the age of 6. Now they play, sing and have added instruments to their skill set including: the harp, ukulele, guitar, and the youngest is just learning 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.”  

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.” 

MoonFest 2014
Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 
Sunday, August 24th, 2014
Join the fun 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,  NW 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!  Limited number of on-site car camping and RV spots available.  For more information or to buy tickets check out: www.moonfest2014.com.  Purchase your ticket before July 22nd and receive a discount!

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.  

Concert in the Woods-”FarmStrong
Saturday, September 6th, 2014, 7:30PM
FarmStrong is an acoustic string band based on the Olympic Peninsula, in Washington State. 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.  Whether spinning a classic Stanley Brothers tune, an old Merle Haggard classic, or a Taj Mahal blues number, 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.” 

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!

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 hiking and the girls will go on a scavenger hunt at Whitney Gardens.  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!

2014 Quilcene Fair
Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Held on the grounds of the Quilcene School at: 294715 Highway 101 in Quilcene.  Local vendors, live music, art,parade and more!  Come join the fun!  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!

Concert 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.

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.  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/

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.

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.  

Concert 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.

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!

Concert 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, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

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.  

Concert 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.

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!

Concert in the Woods-”Pepper Proud
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014, 7:30PM
Pepper Proud was raised surrounded by a thriving arts community in Lewisburg, West Virginia.  Her musical adventure began with devotion for the Performance Arts- participating in rock bands, jazz bands, show choirs, theater, guitar lessons, marching bands, campfires, dance classes, front porch jams and back porch jams- she developed a style unique to her desire to communicate- with the emotion of meaningful melodies.  Join her musical adventure at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

December 2014

BSO Pizza & Movie Night
Wednesday, December 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.  

Concert in the Woods-”Anna Tival
Saturday, December 6th, 2014, 7:30PM
Anna Tivel‘s wide-eyed celestial folk songs belong in a similar ballpark with Anais Mitchell, Gregory Alan Isakov and Laura Veirs, where gentle picking plucks among occasionally unconventional sounds and a gorgeous voice tells stories of life in a world of natural wonders.  The resulting music is incredibly honest, lyric-driven, and deeply affecting.  Join her 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, December 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!

Concert in the Woods-”Lynne Ferguson
Saturday, December 20th, 2014, 7:30PM
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, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

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