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North Hood Canal Chamber News, June 2014
Next General Meeting: Monday, June 16th, 2014, 5:30PM

Bonnie Story & Debbie Williams to Speak in Quilcene
Bonnie Story will be speaking on “Using Social Media and Online Marketing to Promote Your Business,” and Debbie Williams will be discussing “Habitat for Humanity in South County.”

Please join us at the Chamber’s General Meeting on Monday, June 16th, 2014, at the Quilcene Community Center.

Washington State Visitor Call Center Opens
The Washington Tourism Alliance (WTA) has launched a call center for visitor information and assistance.  The ExperienceWA Call Center is open seven days a week from 8:30am to 5:30 pm, except ThanksgivingChristmas and New Year’s Day. Travelers can call toll free at: 1-800-544-1800.  The call center staff, are well versed on Washington State travel.  Visitors can also email the call center Listing on
Every tourism related business in Washington is entitled to a listing on the ExperienceWAwebsite.  If you are not listed on the website, please contact Mike MoeWTA Director of Business Development and Media Sales at:

Business Education
Friday, June 13th, 2014, 9AM
Washington Tourism Alliance Educational Webinar

In April and May, the Washington Tourism Alliance (WTA) partnered with Miles (a leading tourism-marketing firm) on an Educational Roadshow: Creating and Tracking Effective Advertising Campaigns. The Road Show was a huge success!  For those who weren’t able to attend, the same information is being presented in this webinar.

In this 1 ¼ hour long educational presentation, you’ll learn: How to get your business or event listed on for Free.  How to Market to the American Traveler.  Creating and Tracking Effective Advertising Campaigns.  About advertising Opportunities on

To register, click here. If you have any questions, please email Mike Moe, the WTA Director of Business Development and Media Sales at:, June 18th, 2014, 5PM-7PM
Improving Productivity with Lean Thinking

bIQ stands for ‘business intelligence quotient’ and you can raise yours at the Team Jefferson Offices in Port Townsend at: 2410 Washington Street.  Dr. Earll Murmanwill lead you through the basic concepts of Lean Thinking and provide you with simple tools and strategies which can be applied to your operations. Lean Thinking originated at Toyota and has been utilized to improve the productivity of Jefferson County businesses, healthcare, and non-profit enterprises.The cost is $10.  Register online or call: 360-379-4693.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 5th, 2014, 5PM-7PM
Quilcene Lions Club 5th Annual Tri Tip Dinner
Help the Lions Club support Quilcene and Brinnon charities, groups and activities while enjoying a delicious dinner at the Masonic Hall (170 Herbert St.).  The meal includes a Tri Tip steak, baked potato, green beans and a dessert all for $12! This is a popular annual event, so get your tickets early!Thursday, June 5th, 2014, 7PM
Birdsong Evening
The Jefferson Land Trust Natural History Society presents a multimedia exploration of birdsong by Ken Wilson at the Cotton Building (607 Water Street), in Port Townsend.  Ken, a veteran field ecologist, will take you through the science behind the functions and ecology of birdsong, and provide tips for identifying birds by ear.  Use what you’ve learned on the field trips on Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th!  Sign-ups for the outing are only available at the presentation.  This is a free event, with a suggested donation of $5.  For more information: visit

Saturday, June 7th, 2014, 7:30PM
Concert in the Woods- “Sabrina & Craig

Sabrina & Craig‘s heartfelt vocal connection is anchored by Craig’s masterfully-crafted guitar voicings while Sabrina’s bass, ukulele and percussion expand the dimension of their performances. Check them out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Sunday, June 8th, 2014, 3PM-5PM
Free Family Swim
Drop by the Mountain View Pool at 1919 Blaine St. in Port Townsend, every second Sunday through July, for a free family swim!  There is a free YMCA shuttle for Brinnon and Quilcene.  For more information, call: 360-385-5811 or

Monday, June 9th, 2014, Potluck-6:30 PM; Movie-7PM
Ninth Night Movie
This month’s Ninth Night has a Father’s Day Theme.  The movie is “Mr. Poppers Penguins,” starting Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino and Angela Landsbury.  Tom Popper returns to his apartment to learn that his world traveling father has passed away and left him a souvenir from his latest Antarctic adventure…  It is rated PG.  For the potluck,bring a dish Dad would like to eat!  Come on out and enjoy the LAST movie till September.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District No. 2 Public Meeting
The next Brinnon Parks and Recreation District Meeting will be held at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 U.S. Highway 101).  Everyone is welcome to attend!

Thursday, June 12th, 2014, 2PM
Last Day of School Celebration
The last day of school is fast approaching!  Swing by Herb Beck Marina to join the fun at this popular, annual swim and float party!  The YMCA will co-host this event.  ThePort of Port TownsendCoast Seafoods, and Jim Speers will launch the float prior toJune 12.  Volunteers and support are needed!  Donations will assist with providing student prizes and food.  US Bank will accept donations through CMIQ: specify “Last Day of School Celebration.”  Or give a check to any CMIQ board member.  Other needs include: setting up four tables and tent canopies, beach safety observers, cookies/snacks, a sound system, and donated prizes that are “hot” for students in upper elementary through lower high school grades.  If you have other ideas or can help in some way, please call Brian or Carol Barker360-561-9837 or 360-951-4316.

Thursday, June 12th, 2014, 6:30PM
Thursday, June 26th, 2014, 6:30PM
Brinnon Music Group

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:  All are Welcome!

Friday, June 13th, 2014, 9AM-3PM
Saturday, June 14th, 2014, 9AM-3PM
Brinnon Community Yard Sale

Drop by the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), to browse through lots of ‘must have items.’  Household ,books, toys, manly things, jewelry, etc.  For table space call: 360-796-4978.

Monday, June 16th, 2014, 10AM-1PM
Summer Stewardship: Lower Donovan Creek Preserve
Take a stroll down flat, but uneven terrain along a beautiful salt marsh and restored salmon habitat site in view of the mountains!  Meet at the Jefferson Land Trustsandwich board sign on McInnis Rd, in Quilcene. For more details and to sign-up, contact Carrie:

Monday, June 16th, 2014, 10AM-11AM
Meet Ken Przygocki
Ken Przygockicandidate for Jefferson County Sheriff, will be in Brinnon at theHalf-Way House Restaurant (41 Brinnon Lane), enjoying some coffee and Bonnie’s great cinnamon rolls.  This will be a great opportunity to hear directly from the candidate and ask any questions you might have about what we might expect from the Jefferson County Sheriff department in South County!  You can contact Ken

Thursday, June 19th, 2014, 5:30PM-7:30PM
Summer Reading Program Kick-Off
All ages are invited to sign up for the Summer Reading Program, see highlights of upcoming events, and pick-up one or both crafting kits for the summer long contest at the Jefferson County Library.  Don’t miss the special showcase of upcoming events at 6:30 pm!

Saturday, June 21st, 2014, 9AM-5PM
Boater Safety Course
The Washington State Boaters Education Card is required of all boat drivers 12 years old and older, if born after January 1st, 1955.  Get yours at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), upon completion of the Boater Safety Course.  Cost is $20, additional person sharing a book will be $5 each.  To reserve a spot, contact Dick Moore:

Saturday, June 21st, 2014, 7:30PM
Concert in the Woods- “Witherow

Witherow is based around Wintergrass veteran, Abby Mae, and Guitar Master Dillan Witherow with the skillful backing of studio bassist Jason Taylor and the  electric guitar playing of Adam Bettger. With a youthful ear and seasoned musicianship, Witherow deals with life, death, and love, from a fresh perspective.  Check them out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.Tuesday, June 24th, 2014, 9:30AM-1:30PM
Free Septic System Class

Learn all about your Septic System and how to inspect it yourself at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).  Pre-registration is required and space is limited, so register early by calling: 360-385-9407.  For more information, go to the Jefferson County Public Health website.  The class combines Septics 101 and 201.  Upon completion, if your system is eligible, you can apply for authorization to inspect your septic system.  There are also two sessions to be held in Chimacum at the Tri-Area Community Center (10 W. Valley Rd.), on Wednesday, June 18th, 9:30am–1:30pm and Thursday, June 19th, 5pm – 9pm.

Saturday, June 28th, 2014, 2PM
Sunday, June 29th, 2014, 2PM
Olympic Music Festival

Join the Olympic Music Festival for the first concert of their 31st season! 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; or call: 360- 732-4800. For their opening weekend they will be featuring “Celebrated Clarinet Collaborations.” Performed by: Teddy Abrams, clarinet; Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin; Alan Iglitzin, viola; Julio Elizalde, piano.

Monday, June 30th, 2014, 10AM-1PM
Summer Stewardship: Snow Creek Uncas Preserve
Help knock down reed canary grass around young native plants among a beautiful moss-covered cathedral of mature big leaf maple and a shallow salmon-bearing stream bed.  Also, see a 350-year-old Sitka Spruce that is now permanently protected!  Meet in Discovery Bay.  For more details or to join the Stewardship list, contact Carrie:

Saturday, July 5th, 2014, 11AM
Old-Fashioned Picnic Party

The Quilcene Historical Museum will be holding an Old-Fashioned Picnic-Party atLinger Longer Meadow!Saturday, July 5th, 2014
Sunday, July 6th, 2014
American Competitive Trail Horse Competition
A two day American Competitive Trail Horse Competition  will be held at the Home-Port Stables (1014 Duckabush Road) in Brinnon.  This is a nationwide competitive event for horses and riders who trail ride.  The trail is 6 miles long and will include 8 challenging obstacles.  Nicole Black will be donating a significant portion of proceeds to Brinnon Park and Recreation for insurance payments and operating expenses.  Competitors can arrive July 3rd and stay the weekend.  On Friday eveningthey will host the proverbial dog and pony show.  This will also be a good opportunity for local businesses and vendors.  If anyone would like to sell their locally made products please contact Nicole at: 360-301-0844.

Saturday, July 5th, 2014, 7:30PM
Concert in the Woods-“Mark Pearson

Mark Pearson got his professional start with The Brothers Four in 1969.  He began singing with Mike McCoy when they met at the University of Washington in 1965.  Through the years Pearson has continued to develop an individual style both as a singer and as a songwriter.  Check him out at the  Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Saturday, July 5th, 2014, 2PM
Sunday, July 6th, 2014, 2PM
Olympic Music Festival

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:; or call: 360- 732-4800.  This weekend they will be featuring “Arias and Arguments: from Love to Loss in Four Acts.” Performed by: Zachary Gordin, baritone; Shana Blake Hill, soprano; Paul Hersh, piano.

Community Announcements
Quilcene Habitat for Humanity Store in Need of Donations
Donations can be received Wednesday from 11am-2pm or during store hours: ThursdaySaturday 11am-3pm.  Please donate gently used furniture, home decorating items, art work, china, silverware, jewelry, antiques, hand tools, rugs, small kitchen appliances, refrigerators (2005 or newer)book, lamps, dishes and housewares.
Habitat does not take auto parts, phones or answering machine, computers and monitors, printer or copiers, car seats, cribs, children’s toys or mattresses.

If you need something picked up, please call Debbie360-529-0140.

Upcoming July 4th Event Opportunity
July 4th Community Event is being planned at the Brinnon Community Center. There will be rummage sales, raffles, food treats, kid’s activities and live music. If you or your group would like to join in, please call and leave a message for Kari Walter at the Center: 360-796-4350. It will be a fun-filled event and a great chance to raise some money for yourself or your organization! 

Free Fishing Weekend in June
On the weekend of June 7th and 8th, 2014, no license will be required to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open to fishing in Washington state.  The vehicle access pass or Discover pass will also not be required that weekend for any Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) water-access sites.  Season closures, size restrictions, bag limits and other rules will still be in effect.

For more information and to view other upcoming opportunities, check out:
Summer Youth Programs
Take a peek at the youth programs Jefferson County 4H and CedarRoot Folk School are offering this summer.  Lots of great opportunities for the whole family!  For more information and to register click here.
Quilcene Ranger Corps Seeking 2014 Crew Members
The Pacific Northwest Trails AssociationUS Forest Service and 4-H are looking for interested teens between the ages of 13 and 15 to join the 13th annual Quilcene Ranger Corps.  Have fun outdoors, make new friends, learn new skills and even earn a little cash.  The program runs from June 15th to August 15th.  Crew members will meet at the Quilcene Forest Service Office and spend two days a week in the National Forest helping build and maintain trails.  Crew members will get a $10/day volunteer stipend and an additional $15/day on completion of the season.  Those entering 9th grade next year could also earn two high school credits.  For more information, contact Lewis
Brinnon School District Job Openings:
Technology Coordinator
3 hours/day – May be combined with similar position in the Quilcene School District.
Job DescriptionApplication

Substitute Teachers

2014-15 School Year .5 FTE Middle School Teacher

Coast Seafoods Hatchery in Quilcene Job Openings:
General Laborer positions.  M-F 6AM-2:30PM.

CDL Driver for the nursery bag crew (will include tank cleaning, loading & unloading trucks as well as driving).  M-F 6AM-2:30PM.

1 Full-time Boom Operator, (3-4 hrs. as a boom operator and the rest of the shift working with the Nursery crew).  M-F 6AM-2:30PM.

Algae Technician.

Must be team player, drug free, energetic & willing to learn. Coast Seafoods is a drug & alcohol free workplace; they offer vacation benefits, 401k, and subsidized medical & dental insurance.  Submit application in person at: 1601 Linger Longer Road; or via fax: 360-765-3045.

Quilcene School District Job Openings:
Click on position for job description, when available.
Application for Certificated and Classified Positions.
WSP Background Check Form

Teachers (Certificated):
PEARL Teachers
PEARL Long Term Substitute
2014-2015 Teachers: Music/Band – Librarian – Foreign Language
Elementary Teacher

Computer Technician
Head Football Coach
QEP – Quilcene Enrichment Program
Kitchen Subs
Substitute Bus Drivers

Middle School Cheer Coach
(this position is a volunteer position through Jefferson Co. Parks & Rec #385-2221)

Ongoing Classes
Mondays, 2014, 7:40AM
Beginners Yoga in Brinnon
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 6:40AM & Thursdays at 8AM.  Contact the Community Center for more information: 360-796-4350.

Mondays, 2014, 9AM & 10:30AM
Yoga in Quilcene
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:  Website.

Mondays, 2014, 12PM
Gardening Classes in Quilcene
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!

Tuesdays, 2014, 5PM
Dance Aerobics & Strength Training Class
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.

Wednesdays, 2014, 6:30PM-7:30PM
Zumba Class
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, contactShawn at: 360-774-0479.

Thursdays, 2014, 5PM
Core Strength Training Class
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.


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