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2011 Events

February 2011

Grand Opening of “The Plaid Pepper
Saturday Feb. 12, 10-6PM

294773 Highway 101 Quilcene.  Join us, just in time for Valentine’s Day.  Our shop is filled with many local gourmet goods, art, gifts and amazing coffee!

Olympic Art Gallery Valentine’s Day Show
Saturday Feb. 12, 12-4PM
Select unique gifts and cards for Valentine’s Day! Join gallery owners (and artists) Charlie and Sally Brown as they spotlight four local woman artists: Kathleen Kler, Carolyn Guske, Amy Weber and Chris Witte.

Quilcene Conversation Wrap up and Potluck
Feb 19th 4 to 7PM

At the Quilcene Community Center. This series of local discussions will culminate in selecting projects or activities we can do together over the coming 1-2 years to make Quilcene a better place for all of us. We need YOU to help decide the next steps! Note additional date in April, below. Find out more at http://quilcene.cz.cc

Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby, February 19th through Monday the 21st. Winter Blackmouth Chinook salmon. 25 prizes worth $22,707. $10,000 first prize!
http://gardinersalmonderby.org

March 2011

2nd Annual Quilcene Spring Bazaar
March 12th from 11AM-4PM. Vendor setup starts at 9am.
Hot dogs and soda will be available for sale and each vendor will provide an item for a raffle, with tickets for sale at $1 each.  Browse many different vendor offerings including locally handcrafted arts and crafts items, leather goods, jams and syrups, and tables featuring Pampered Chef, Discovery Toys, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Tupperware, Farmers Insurance, Sensaria, and many others.
Proceeds from the raffle and food sales will be donated to the Quilcene Community Center and Quilcene Food Bank!
If you can volunteer, or would like a vendor table for your goods or services
, please contact Annie at 774-0558 or email aneziri@embarqmail.com

April 2011

Melodrama AND THE LAMP WENT OUT
April 1, 7PM
VIEW THE FLYER (PDF) A comedy the entire family will enjoy. Come to the Quilcene Community Center to cheer for the Hero, and boo and hiss at the Villain! $4.00 per person, includes Sarsaparilla (root beer) and Popcorn. Proceeds go to the Quilcene and Brinnon Garden Club. LIMITED SEATING, so please get your tickets now. Contact Sally Brown (360) 531-2015 or (360) 765-0200. Buy your tickets at the Olympic Art Gallery Saturdays and Sundays.

Movie Night: For Once in My Life
April 14th at 7PM, Quilcene Community Center
WINNER of the 2010 Feature/Documentary PT Film Festival Award! It is an amazing uplifting film following a musical group to their ultimate success despite their day to day challenges from physical handicaps. It is sure to bring a smile to your face and a wee tug at your heart!

Quilcene Museum 20th Anniversary Re-opening Celebration
FREE Saturday, April 16th
A “grill fest” marked the seasonal re-opening of the Museum for the 20th year! grilled hot dogs, beverages, birthday cake and card; music by Denny Secord and the “Northwest Country Boys”. Charter and Founding Members are special guests, but all are invited to this FREE family-fun event.

Spring Chamber Mixer
Wed, April 20th 6PM
FREE event at the beautiful Pleasant Harbor Marina House.
Open to all area businesses, and local interested parties, to meet each another in a relaxing setting. Please save the date and come out to enjoy the gathering. Bring your business cards, flyers and news!
Pleasant Harbor Marina House
308913 Highway 101 in Brinnon, WA.
Marina phone: 360-796-4611.
NHCCC will supply the party food and beverages. There will be no alcohol served and no BYOB please.

Grand Re-opening of the Quilcene Park and Campground
April 23 beginning at 10:30am.
Come out to the Park! Native American blessing for the campground at 10:3o. Lions club hot dogs and games for kids.  Everyone is invited to attend this historical event.

Quilcene Conversations
Wrap up, Awards and Potluck

April 23rd, 4 to 7PM
At the Quilcene Community Center.

Mother’s Day Plant Sale
Saturday, May 7, 11-3
Quilcene School Greenhouse, next to the school garden, in Quilcene.
Horticulture Club members will sell hanging baskets, annuals and vegetable starts they have grown.  All funds raised will support the 7-12 grade students’ horticulture projects and educational field trips. For more information call 385-4313.

May 2011

Shrimp Season Specials
at Pleasant Harbor Marina
May 7, 11, 14, & 18th

Inquire about great rates for shrimpers!

Acoustic Musical Concert: The Golden Tree Story
Saturday May 21, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Laurel B. Johnson Community Center
923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene, WA 98376
Coming from many colorful traditions, the Golden Tree Story’s natural instrumental sound and memorable melodies create an eclectic listening experience for folk, classical, and jazz lovers alike.This acoustic band features piano, guitar, upright bass, drums, and vocals. There is no admission charge, but a donation to the musicians would be greatly appreciated. See more events coming up on our website at: www.hazelpoint.info.

Memorial Day Weekend at Pleasant Harbor Marina
May 27 – 30th
Shuttles to Hiking, Waterfalls, FinnRiver Farm & Cidery Tour, Scavenger Hunt, Guided Hike with Lunch, Kayaking, SCUBA diving, Horseback Riding!

Brinnon ShrimpFest
May 28th and 29th
Wonderful weekend festival by the water celebrating Hood Canal Spot Shrimp and other local seafood. Craft booths, belt sander races, kid’s events and much more!

Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club Plant Sale
May 28th 9AM – 1PM
Japanese Maples, indoor and outdoor plants including vegetables are for sale. Homemade pies and pastries will also be sold. Big raffle too!

Olympic Art Festival
Sat & Sun, May 28 and 29th
Free! Watch artists of the Northwest, in their natural habitat, demonstrating their skills in capturing wildlife in art forms at the largest Nature and Wildlife Fine Art Gallery on the Peninsula. At the Olympic Art Gallery in Quilcene.

June 2011

Oyster Festival at Pleasant Harbor Marina
June 4 & 5th (Low Tide on 4th!)
Oyster Shucking Contest, Clam & Oyster digging, Vendor Booths at Marina, plus weekend activities (see May listing!)

Quilcene High School 100th Graduation
Saturday, June 11th

This 2010 – 2011 school year, we celebrate the 100th graduating class at Quilcene High School.
http://www.quilcene.wednet.edu

Secret Garden Tour, Featuring gardens of Quilcene’s own Toandos peninsula!
Saturday, June 18th, 10AM-4PM
Presented by the WSU Jefferson County Master Gardeners. Tickets available at local nurseries for $15 in advance.  Any remaining tickets will be sold for $20 on the day of the Tour at the Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitor Center, Junction of Hwy 104 & Hwy 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In the morning, the local Coyle Women’s Club will be selling coffee and pastries from garden #1 and the LB Johnson Community Center. From 11am-4pm, garden #4 on the tour will have Mystery Bay Seafood Catering set up to sell lunch and snacks, including non-seafood items.

Quilcene High School 100th Alumni Reunion
Saturday, June 25th
2011 marks 100 years!!! The Quilcene Historical Museum Board of Directors is sponsoring “Lunch at the Museum” on Saturday June 25 from 11:30 to 2:30. This third annual event features a complimentary sandwich buffet from 11:30 to 1:30 and coffee and homemade cookies throughout the day.

Newly published book Jim and Ana: The lives of James and Ana Mae (Edwards) Munn of Leland will be available for purchase. Author Hector Munn will be present to autograph the books.

July 2011

Fourth of July Festival
at Pleasant Harbor Marina

July 2nd
Activities 11am to 6pm with live music and vendor booths at Marina plus weekend activities: Shuttles to Hiking, Waterfalls, Scavenger Hunt, Guided Hike with Lunch, Kayaking, SCUBA diving.

Quilcene Fireworks Display
July 4th in PM
Herb Beck Marina, Linger Longer Road, Quilcene. The whole town will be there! Bring camp chairs and earplugs! No pets please.

Quilcene Habitat Store Volunteer Meeting
Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m.
294963 Highway 101
(Located across the street from the Quilcene Community Center)
If you would like to have fun, learn more about Habitat, and help local families in need, please consider volunteering at the Quilcene Habitat Store. You can learn more by attending this meeting!
Please RSVP to Cassandra Johnson by Saturday, July 9 at nri@habitatejc.org or 379-2827.

All-Quilcene Yard Sale
Saturday, July 16th 10AM – 4PM
Any and all families, groups, organizations, etc are welcome to join up and benefit from added draw of shoppers from the surrounding area. We will advertise in the Leader. Place balloons out in front of your sale and put up signs. Yard sales also going on at the Quilcene Historical Museum. The Museum is also accepting donated items for the sale.

Musical Event: James Hurley
Saturday July 23, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Jazzy blues-pop-folk guitarist and award-winning songwriter performs at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center (VIEW MAP) 923 Hazel Point Road
on the Toandos Peninsula (Coyle)
Quilcene, WA 98376
Free admission, donation to the musicians is greatly appreciated. See more events coming up at www.hazelpoint.info

SPECIAL OPENING EVENT FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS
FRIDAY, JULY 29 from 4 TO 7 PM
REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED
The premier opening of the NEW Quilcene Habitat Store is a special celebration for local residents.  Those attending will have first pick of the store’s merchandise and all the refreshments they can eat!
Habitat Store in Quilcene – “Furniture, Finery and Fun”
294963 Highway 101  360-379-2827
(Located across the street from the Quilcene Community Center)
The Grand Opening for the general public is the next day, Saturday, July 30th from 11 am to 5 PM.

August 2011

Quilcene Historical Museum Wine Tasting Gala
Friday, August 5th 5PM – 8PM
Come taste wines from local makers. This event is very popular, please purchase your tickets early! All proceeds benefit the Museum and local charities. Contact Claire French, email clairefrench@wildblue.net

Customer Appreciation Weekend
at Pleasant Harbor Marina

August 6 & 7th
Outdoor BBQ, Vendor Booths at Marina plus fun weekend activities 11am to 6pm with live music and vendor booths at Marina plus weekend activities: Shuttles to Hiking, Waterfalls, Scavenger Hunt, Guided Hike with Lunch, Kayaking, SCUBA diving.

Musical Event: The Gloria Darlings
Saturday, August 13  7:30 PM

Seattle-based female indie-folk-grass trio is an innovative string band like nothing ever seen or heard. Bright and vibrant vocal harmonies, original tunes, traditionals, and folksy renditions of popular songs. Fiddle, guitar, mountain dulcimer, bass, and more.  The Gloria Darlings appear frequently at folk festivals and Seattle’s Pike Place Market. A unique little act with a big crowd-pleasing sound! It’s happening at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, 923 Hazel Point Road (VIEW MAP)
on the Toandos Peninsula (Coyle) Quilcene, WA 98376
Free admission, donation to the musicians is greatly appreciated. See more events coming up at www.hazelpoint.info

Full Moon Festival at the Munn Ranch
Saturday, August 13
Gate opens at 10 am, event starts at 1:00 PM
Live Music: Dennis Mitchell Band, Members of the Kingsmen (Louie Louie), The Magic Carpet Ride (Steppenwolf’s Greatest Hits), Leon Hendrix (Jimi’s Brother) and Charlie Marinkovich (Iron Butterfly). Benefit for American Cancer Society in Memory of Sandy Munn. Tickets are $25.00 each. Contact Jim Munn at 765-4011 or 253-468-6069.

Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 7:30 PM
In Concert: The Winterlings
An acoustic folk duo from Port Angeles, The Winterlings offer gentle guitar, haunting harmonies and humble violin. The Winterlings deliver literary lyrics that alternately bound like children through fields of daffodils, and sigh like winds in deepest night. Come to the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, 923 Hazel Point Road (Coyle) Quilcene, WA 98376. There is no admission charge, but a donation to the musicians would be greatly appreciated. See more events coming up at:  www.hazelpoint.info

Centennial Celebration
at Quilcene National Fish Hatchery

Saturday, August 20, 2011 10AM-4PM
Free! The celebration will have tours, informational booths from the USFS, Fisheries, and 15 to 20 other related industries. There will be refreshments and kid’s entertainment. The adult salmon will have returned for the season. The hatchery is the 3rd oldest in the region, and one of the older ones in the country. Parking for the event will be in Quilcene, with two shuttle busses going up to the hatchery events.

Artist’s Reception and Demonstrations
Saturday, August 20
Free! 10 AM – 4PM. Watch artists of the Northwest, in their natural habitat, demonstrating their skills in capturing wildlife in various art forms.  It’s all happening at The  Olympic Art Gallery, the largest Nature and Wildlife Fine Art Gallery on the Peninsula.

September 2011

Olympic Art Festival
Saturday September 3rd

Labor Day Weekend, watch artists of the Northwest in their natural habitat, demonstrating their skills in capturing wildlife in art forms at the largest Nature and Wildlife Fine Art Gallery on the Peninsula. At the Olympic Art Gallery in Quilcene.

Farmers’ Market in Quilcene,
April through September

10-2 every Saturday
Locally grown produce, dairy products, honey, sauces, spices, herbs, cut flowers, ceramics, lumber, wood works such as handmade spoons, seafood, quilts, art, and recycled metal products for sale. Highway 101 and Center Avenue in Quilcene, WA 98376 (View map)
Visit this link for more information

Musical Event: Lucy & Charliss
Saturday July 23, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Two singer/songwriters with music for the soul will perform all original songs to soothe, delight, and inspire you.
www.lucydickinsonmusic.com
They perform at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center (VIEW MAP) 923 Hazel Point Road on the Toandos Peninsula (Coyle) in Quilcene, WA 98376. Free admission, donation to the musicians is greatly appreciated. See more events coming up at www.hazelpoint.info

6th Annual Quilcene Shindig
Saturday, September 3rd 7PM
Old Church Road at Hwy 101, Quilcene WA
Performing: 
LOCUST STREET TAXI,7pm
STEVE GRANDINETTI BAND 5pm
IRISH SALT 4pm
AND MORE starting at NOON! 
Bring food, bring drink, bring your neighbors, children and second cousins. Bring your dancing boots. Bring your lawn chairs or sofas. FREE ADMISSION! Vendors will be present. If you are interested in selling your wares, being a sponsor, or volunteering, please call: Marc Waltz at 301-3866.

The Little Miss Pearl Pageant
Friday, Sept 16 at 6PM
At the Brinnon Community Center. Tiaras will be awarded in a peek-a-boo roses ceremony (with each girl having an equal chance at the title of Little Miss Pearl, and Little Miss Pearl princess.)  Snacks will be provided. The girls will also be in the Quilcene Fair Parade! Questions? Please contact Kendra Hanninen.

Quilcene Fair, Parade and Classic Car Show
September 17
Parade, carnival, classic car show and burn-out contest, town photo, Quilscenery photo contest, vendor & food booths, raffles, games, garden display and much more. Held on the grounds of the Quilcene School, 294715 Highway 101, Quilcene, WA 98376. Contact the Quilcene Fair and Parade Association, P.O. Box 761, Quilcene, WA 98376 Email: info@quilcenefair.com

Antler Show, Quilcene Fair
Sept 17-18th
Quilcene High School Gym, 294715 Highway 101. Browse the many amazing trophy antler and taxidermy specimens submitted for competition. Special guest speakers, raffle, displays and great “Antler Cafe” food. Boone and Crockett scoring. Contact Mari Phillips, 360-765-0688 or Dave Satterlee, 360-765-4810. email: info@quilceneantlershow.org
http://www.quilceneantlershow.org

October 2011

Saint Francis Day Celebration
Wednesday October 5th at 5 P.M.
Outdoor Mass and Blessing of the Animals at Serendipity Farm
Anyone in the community is welcome to bring animals to bless.
Come to 141 Cemetery Road, Quilcene, WA. (View map)
Phone: 360-765-0263
email: serendipityfarm@bigplanet.com

1st Annual SWAP MEET
Saturday, Oct. 15th 9am to 5pm
Location: Cove RV Park & Country Store
303075 US Highway 101
Brinnon, Washington  98320
Sellers:  Please call Kimberly at 206-406-7904 to book your space!

Musical Concert: Cat Loves Crow
Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 7:30 PM
Joe and Karena Prater perform folk, old-time, and bluegrass. Distinctive harmony vocals with guitar and upright bass. Performing in the folk, old-time, and bluegrass traditions (with an occasional Russian diversion!) Come to the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center on the Coyle Peninsula. 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene, WA 98376. Visit www.Toandos.org for directions.

Mounted Halloween Party and Horse Show

Sunday October 30
Western events, costume parade, jumping and a spooky trail competition.  Stick horse games, pony rides and fun for non-riding kids too. Rain or shine.
Come to Serendipity Farm at 141 Cemetery Road, Quilcene, WA. (View map)
Phone: 360-765-0263
email: serendipityfarm@bigplanet.com

November 2011

Quilcene Historical Museum Volunteer Potluck
Monday, Nov 7th at 4PM

A special gathering to celebrate the people that make our museum what it is!

Free Entrance to National Parks and National Forests
Veteran’s Day Weekend, November 11-13, 2011
In honor of Veteran’s day, entrance fees to National Parks and National Forests will be waived the whole weekend.

Harvest Tour of Olympic Peninsula Wineries
Fri, Sat and Sun November 11, 12, and 13 from 11 to 5
Buy a ticket and come to all 8 participating Olympic Peninsula Wineries, or go to a few wineries and just pay $5 at the door. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will go to OLYCAP – the Olympic Community Action Programs Emergency Services fund!

Musical Concert: Carrie Clarke
Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 7:30 PM
Seattle artist Carrie Clark has been wooing crowds with her superb voice and playful rhythms for over a decade. Charming audiences with songs about one night stands, femme fatales and cowboy lullabies, Carrie draws upon classic country, folk, and old time vaudeville charms creating a collision of styles, effects, and textures that can only be described as her very own. Come to the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center on the Coyle Peninsula. 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene, WA 98376. Visit www.Toandos.org for directions.

Community Potluck Thanksgiving Dinner in Brinnon
Thursday, November 24th, 2011 at 3PM
Join the Brinnon community in celebrating Thanksgiving with a magnificent feast!  Please sign up at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 HWY 101), as they are asking for various potluck items to help follow in last year’s footsteps and make this year’s meal a success.  We are fortunate to have this opportunity to get together and share.  Please spread the word so that no one spends Thanksgiving alone!  For more information, call the Community Center at: (360) 796-4350.

Quilcene Conversations Group Decorates Quilcene
Friday, November 25th, 2011, around 10AM
Join the Quilcene Conversations Group as it lights up Quilcene with Holiday decor!  The decorating crew is armed with thousands of lights and could use a few extra hands to put them in place.  Meet with the group around 10AM at the Village Store, located at: 294235 Highway 101.

4th Annual Quilcene Food Bank Gift & Craft Bazaar Fundraiser
Saturday, November 26th, 2011 from 10AM-4PM
Come on down to Quilcene‘s fantastic Community Center, (294952 HWY 101) to find some unique gifts and support those in need!  Lots of fun to be had again this year!  A variety of items to choose from: candles, handmade wooden toys, fabulous baked goods, plus fun gift ideas from local vendors, including The Picket Fence and Jak’s Place.  There will also be two raffles to enter, one sponsored by the Quilcene cheerleaders and the other by the food bank.

December 2011

Light up a Child’s Christmas in Brinnon
Ongoing until Christmas Eve, December 23rd, 2011
A tree tagged with names and ages of local children is set up at the Brinnon Community Center.  Come in to receive a tag, find an appropriate gift and return the wrapped present to the Community Center.  Don’t have the time or skills to wrap your present?  That’s ok!  Bring in the unwrapped gift and it will be wrapped for you!  For more details, call the Community Center at: (360) 796-4350.

“Gifts of Hope” Fundraiser
Ongoing until Christmas, Sunday, December 25th, 2011
Christmas is quickly approaching!  Get into the holiday spirit and make a donation to “Gifts of Hope” to help provide Christmas gifts to children of low-income families in Quilcene and Brinnon.  Make your donation check out to “Gifts of Hope” and either take it to US Bank (14890 Center Road, Quilcene) or mail it to: US Bank, PO Box 460, Quilcene, WA, 98376.  If you have any questions regarding donations or request forms, you may call Ginny at 360-302-1046 from 8am-1pm and 6pm-8pm, or email her at: ginnybeard@hotmail.com.

Brinnon Community Theater Presents: “The Rented Christmas”
Friday, December 2nd, 2011, 7PM
Stop by and take in a heartwarming story about experiencing a real Christmas again. $5 Admission.  Brinnon Booster Club’s Red Barn, 151 Corey Lane (360) 796-4910.

The Official GRAND OPENING of The Village Store
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011, 10AM
Drop by the Village Store (294235 Highway 101) and celebrate the return of gas to Quilcene!  Join the town for a fun-filled day!  It kicks off at 10am, when Quilcene Car Club lines up their classic cars for gas.  While you’re there sip a cup of FREE coffee from Quilcene Espresso, munch on some cake provided by Sharon the cookie lady and take advantage of what may be the last opportunity of the season to get a gourmet hot dog from The Plaid Pepper‘s stand.

Christmas Craft Fair at the Brinnon Booster Club
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011, 9AM-2PM
Swing by the Booster Club (51 Corey Lane) in Brinnon for some delightful gifts sure to please those on your Christmas list!  If you need additional information or are interested in making a booth reservation, please call Marji at:  (360) 796-4910.

Concerts in the Woods- Laurel B. Johnson Community Center
Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 7:30 PM
The Blackberry Bushes Stringband is a high energy, soulful, Americana quartet.  The “Bushes” are a band of songwriters with a strong Bluegrass and old-time bend. They have remained loyal to their Ozark, Appalachian, and Mississippi River roots and added just a twist of West coast indie-rock.
On the Coyle Peninsula, Jefferson County
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center
923 Hazel Point Road
Quilcene, WA 98376

Free Advent Adventure for Kids
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011, 10AM – 2PM
Introduction to Advent for ages 4-12.  Crafts and activities.  Lunch will be provided.  First Presbyterian Church, 294433 Hwy 101 Quilcene (360) 765-3930.

Center Valley Animal Rescue Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011, 10AM-4PM
Open house, adoptions, tours, raffle prizes.  All proceeds are for the animals.  11900 Center Road, Quilcene (360) 765-0598. centervalleyanimalrescue.org

Brinnon Community Theater Presents: “The Rented Christmas”
Sunday, December 4th, 2011, 2PM and 7PM
If you missed it the first time, here are two more chances to catch a heartwarming story about experiencing a real Christmas again.  $5 Admission.  Brinnon Booster Club’s Red Barn, 151 Corey Lane (360) 796-4910.

Christmas Nativity and Tree Lighting in Brinnon
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011, 5PM
Across the highway from Brinnon General Store at 306413 U.S. 101 Sponsored by Brinnon Community Church.

Community Church Potluck Dinner at Brinnon Community Center 
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011, 5PM
Join the local community for a tasty meal!  This month they will be serving chicken parmesan with Garlic French bread and a side of pasta with marinara sauce.  If you could bring something that would complement the main course or a dessert, that would be terrific.  In addition to the great meal, Bill & Candy Anstiss will make a presentation of their vacation to Nova Scotia and New England.  This night also happens to be the lighting ceremony for the nativity scene across from the store, but don’t fret!  Even if you arrive a little later, they’ll make sure that there is enough to feed you.  Hope to see you there –  and please, bring an appetite!

The LAST Olympic Art Festival and Huge Sale!
Saturday, December 10th, 10AM-4PM
Watch artists of the Northwest, in their natural habitat, demonstrating their skills in capturing wildlife in art forms at the largest Nature and Wildlife Fine Art Gallery on the Peninsula.  They will be downsizing January 1st, so this may be the last chance to buy from some of these artists.  Get up to 50% off many of the items on display.  A handful of artists will still be available by appointment only after January 1st.  At the Olympic Art Gallery in Quilcene, 40 Washington St./HWY 101.  info@olympicartgallery.com  (360) 765-0200.

Christmas Flea Market at the Brinnon Booster Club
Saturday, December 10th, 2011, 9AM-Noon
Still seeking gift ideas for someone?  Stop by the Brinnon Booster Club (51 Corey Lane) for their Christmas Flea Market!

Coyle Women’s Club Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, December 10, 2011, Noon to 4PM, Potluck @ 5:30PM
Local, hand-made items: note cards, potholders, napkin holders, coasters, hand-knit dishcloths, yarn-covered clothes hangers, oil lamps, wind chimes, hand painted mugs, hand-knit caps, cookies and other baked goods. Plus a Christmas Carol sing-along lead by The Community Singers from 2:00 – 2:45.  After the Holiday Bazaar there will be a potluck dinner at 5:30 PM.  Held at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene, WA 98376.
Free coffee and hot chocolate, too, by the Coyle Women’s Club!

Solstice Farm Singers at the Finnriver Open House
Saturday, December 10th, 2011, 1PM-5PM
Join the community in some holiday caroling featuring songs from all traditions.  There will also be Jazz music by Chuck Easton and holiday shopping discounts.  Hot mulled cider and shortbread will be served all afternoon.  62 Barn Swallow Road, Chimacum, (360) 732-6822.  www.finnriver.com

Chimacum Arts and Crafts Fair 
Saturday and Sunday, December 10th and 11th, 2011,  10AM-4PM
Twenty-fifth Annual Fair at the Chimacum High School Campus. chimacumarts.org

Cantata “Light Looked Down”
Sunday, December 11th, 2011, 11AM
Stop by and enjoy a holiday musical with narration at the Brinnon Community Church!  52 Church Road (360) 796-4462

Jefferson County Library Holiday Open House
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011, 3PM-6PM
Join the cheerful Jefferson County Library staff in celebrating the holidays with refreshments and crafts!  Create a card, an ornament or some other seasonal item.  Materials will be provided and all ages are invited to participate!  For more information, drop by or call the Library at: 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock, WA (360) 385-6544.

Culinary Trends in the Pacific Northwest Lecture
Thursday, December 15th, 2011, 6:30 PM
Part of the Inquiring Mind Lecture Series hosted by the Jefferson County Library (620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock), featuring Greg Atkinson, a celebrated chef.  He will talk about current culinary trends in the Pacific Northwest.  The busy chef is the author of several cookbooks, a regular contributor to The Seattle Times and a food commentator on Seattle’s public radio station KUOW.  Books will be available for purchase.

The Chamber of Commerce Holiday Decorating Contest
Friday, December 16th, 2011, dusk
Make your christmas brighter!  The Holiday decorating contest is bigger and better, offering hundreds of dollars in prize money!  Judging will be held on December 16th, at dusk.  Anyone, business or residential, in the South County can enter.  To enter, email your name, address, and phone number to quilcenegallery@yahoo.com, or call, Anne at 765-4447, or to enter by mail, you can pick up an entry form at the Quilcene and Brinnon Post Offices,  or the Brinnon General Store and Quilcene Espresso.  Prizes will be awarded the following week.  Show your neighbors your unique christmas spirit, and shine!

Dinner and a Movie Night at Pleasant Harbor Marina
Friday, December 16th, 2011, 6PM
Join the Pleasant Harbor Marina crew in their dining room for a fun movie night!  The $5 admission includes: a slice of pizza, a side salad and a can of pop! Please RSVP so they can be ready for you!  By e-mail: diane@pleasantharbormarina.com, by phone: (360)-796-4611, or in person: 308913 US Hwy 101, Brinnon WA  98320.   Also available: Port Townsend Golden Ale NOW ON TAP! $3.50 , plus other bottled beer $3.50 / $2.50, Happy Hour from 3pm to 6pm with $1.00 off!
**Special** Happy Hour extended to 8pm on December 16th ONLY**
Check out their website calendar for movie dates and what movie is playing and send them suggestions on which movies to show (titles, comedy, action, family, etc.).

Annual Santa Lucia Party at Serendipity Farm
Saturday, December 17th, 2011, 6AM
Welcome in the new light and scare away farm trolls with the Serendipity Farm crew!  Warm up by the bonfire, join the early morning silliness and enjoy a festive breakfast feast in the barn.  Just like last year, there will be a parade of animals, led by minstrel Franco,  across the farm.  If the kids want to be part of the parade, they need to be there early.  Please remember to bring something to contribute to the feast and to dress warmly; they’re going to party on, rain, snow, gray or shine.  141 Cemetery Road, Quilcene, WA.

Free Christmas Party for Kids, in Brinnon
Saturday, December 17th, 2011, 2-4PM
Meet our wonderful Santa!  Refreshments, photos, candy and prizes for kids.  Brinnon Community Center, 306144 HWY 101 (360) 796-4350 emeraldtowns.com 

Wildwood Antiques and Gifts Open House and Raffle Drawing
Saturday, December 17th, 2011, 4PM
Stop by Wildwood Antiques and Gifts, search through rooms of treasures to find a unique gift and enter the raffle!  Raffle tickets received with a store purchase.  Great prizes!  293211 US Highway 101, Quilcene (360) 765-0425  Open Noon-5PM, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Holiday Business Mixer at Quilcene Village Store
Saturday, December 17th, 2011, 6PM-8PM
Celebrate the season with the North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce at the Quilcene Village Store!  Treats and drinks will be provided!  294235 US Highway 101 (360) 765-0090


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