Festivals and Events

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Previously held events are listed in archive at bottom.

July 2015

World Dance & Creative Movement
Thursdays, July, 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, July, 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.

Jefferson County Library Lectures: Great Decisions 2015 
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015, 6PM-7:30PM
Take a look at significant and far-reaching challenges facing the world at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Avenue in Port Hadlock.  Great Decisions 2015 is brought to Jefferson County Library by Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Adult Learning Program.  No previous registration required; seating available on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early!  For more details, check the JCL website: http://www.jclibrary.info/index.php?id=419

Brinnon BBQ and Yard Sale
Friday & Saturday, July 3rd & July 4th, 2015, 9AM-2PM
Munch on some delicious BBQ and shop the yard sale to find some treasures at the Brinnon Community Center, 306144 Highway 101!

Quilcene Community Picnic
Saturday, July 4th, 2015
Enjoy a picnic with your friends and neighbors on the grounds of the Quilcene Historical Museum at 151 Columbia Street!

Linger Longer Stage: 4th of July Event
Saturday, July 4th, 2015, 1PM-5PM
Enjoy live music by: Brett Townsend, the Village Idiots and other Special Guests at the Linger Longer Stage, next to the Quilcene Historical Museum at 151 Columbia Street . Meadow seating, bring a picnic! No pets please. Free event!

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday, July 4th, 2015, 2PM
Sunday, July 5th, 2015, 2PM
With American favorites like Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and the classical-jazz fusions of Paul Schoenfield, wonderful artists will be creating some musical fireworks that you won’t want to miss! 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.

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.  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.

Beginners Yoga in Brinnon
Mondays, July, 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, July, 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, July, 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, July, 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.

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday, July 11th, 2015, 2PM
Sunday, July 12th, 2015, 2PM
Renowned flutist Sooyun Kim makes her debut at the Olympic Music Festival with a program of rare chamber music masterworks. OMF artistic director Julio Elizalde performs Mozart’s famed Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor. 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.

Doug Reeves Summer Celebration
Friday, July 17th, 2015, 6PM-9PM
Enjoy live music at the Linger Longer Stage, next to the Quilcene Historical Museum at 151 Columbia Street.  Food vendor, beer garden, custon t-shirt sales and raffle!  An all ages show!  Entry by Donation.

Zydeco Dance Lessons
Friday, July 17th, 2015, 7PM-9PM
Learn how to Zydeco dance after hours at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Avenue in Port Hadlock.  Lessons for the first hour, followed by live Zydeco until 9pm!  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Jefferson County Library. Ages 18 & up.  Free event!

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.

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday, July 18th, 2015, 2PM
Sunday, July 19th, 2015, 2PM
Prepare for a concert experience unlike any you have ever experienced. GardenMusic breaks every barrier between musicians and audience members by presenting music in an unusual format where classical works are punctuated by thrilling new compositions, jazz, and world music. 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.

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday, July 25th, 2015, 2PM
Sunday, July 26th, 2015, 2PM
Anderson & Roe brings the concept of piano duo to a higher level. These gifted musicians met at the Juilliard School in New York City and have subsequently established a world-class duo team. 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.

August 2015

Linger Longer Stage: Jones & Fischer + Matt Sircely Band
Saturday, August 1st, 2015, 5PM-9PM
Check out a live performance by Jones & Fischer and the Matt Sircely Band at the Linger Longer Stage, next to the Quilcene Historical Museum at 151 Columbia Street!  All ages!  Meadow Seating.  Adults $15; kids 12 and under free.  Beer Garden for 21+ with ID.

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.

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday, August 1st, 2015, 2PM
Sunday, August 2nd, 2015, 2PM
International violin superstar Sarah Chang performs alongside her regular duo partner and OMF artistic director Julio Elizalde, in an exclusive recital featuring electrifying works by Vitali, Prokofiev, Franck, and Ravel.  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.

Concerts in the Woods-“Tony Furtado & Stephanie Schneiderman”
Thursday, August 6th, 2015, 7:30PM
Tony Furtado has been called a genius on banjo and slide guitar and his own creative interpretation- hybrid of Americana and indie rock is captivating.  Stephanie Schneiderman’s new release, Rubber Teardrop, is a fluid recording that seamlessly combines the synthetic and organic into a single powerful compilation.  Check them out 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, 5PM-8PM
The Quilcene Historical Museum presents their ever-popular Wine, Beer and Cider Tasting Gala Fundraiser at the Linger Longer Stage, next to the Museum at 151 Columbia Street!

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday, August 8th, 2015, 2PM
Sunday, August 9th, 2015, 2PM
Grammy-nominated violinist Caroline Goulding makes her debut at the Olympic Music Festival with cellist Karen Ouzounian and OMF artistic director Julio Elizalde on the piano, in a concert featuring some of Beethoven’s most powerful works.  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.

Concerts in the Woods-“The Woodland Band”
Saturday, August 15th, 2015, 7:30PM
The Woodland Band brings a blend of high octane bluegrass, country and zydeco to the Americana music scene. Based out of Seattle, the band combines melodic solos, catchy rhythms, and three-part harmonies with both male and female-led vocals. Improv soloing from the banjo, mandolin, and tenor guitar make every performance a unique experience for both the band and the audience.  See for yourself at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, in Coyle at: 923 Hazel Point Road.

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday, August 15th, 2015, 2PM
Sunday, August 16th, 2015, 2PM
The Olympic Music Festival is thrilled to present the first two of four concerts featuring resident festival artists in collaboration with the Iglitzin Chamber Music Fellows, four exceptionally gifted rising young artists on the verge of a professional career. 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.

MoonFest 2015
Friday, August 21st, 2015, 6PM-11PM
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015, 5PM-11PM 
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, NW craft beers on draught and much more!  Tickets will be available right on Facebook.  Those 21 & under are permitted to attend only if accompanied by a responsible adult.  Check out their website for more details: http://moonfest.us/

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015, 2PM
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015, 2PM
The second week of the Iglitzin Chamber Music Fellowship closes with incredible works including Suk’s passionate Piano Quartet, Chausson’s symphonic Concerto, and Mendelssohn’s dazzling String Octet. 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.

What is it?  What Does It Do? Gizmo Expo
Saturday, August 29th, 2015
Experience an on old-time gizmo expo at the Quilcene Historical Museum at 151 Columbia Street!  “Donated items from yesteryear are puzzles today and reveal clues about an early way of life.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 that 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 thier website for more details: http://ext100.wsu.edu/jefferson/agriculture/farm-tour/

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.

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.

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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