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2013 Events

January 2013

Ninth Night Movie & Potluck
Wednesday, January 9th, 2013, Dinner: 6:30PM, Movie: 7PM
Movie Maven Sharon is Opening the 2013 season of Quilcene Ninth Night dinner-and-movie with “War Horse“.
EVERYONE is welcome for this laid-back evening of potluck feasting and a feature-length film on the Community Center’s big-screen TV.   Head to the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101), with a potluck dish and some comfy movie-watching clothes to relax with your neighbors.  War Horse released just one year ago — Yes a NEW movie this time — PG-13 with great action, but this is a war movie NOT suitable for children.  A Young Man enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry.  His hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.

6th Annual Native Plant Workshop 
Friday, January 11th, 2013, 9AM-12PM 
Get prepared for the Jefferson County Conservation District (JCCD) Plant Sale.  JCCD staff and partners from North Olympic Salmon Coalition and WSU Cooperative Extension will be at the Chimacum Grange to discuss why natives are so important, selection and care of native plants, and planting technique.  Presenters will also highlight species available through the plant sale that encourage mammals and birds, using natives in buffers and rain gardens, and edible and medicinal species.  A visit to the HJ Carroll Park native plant garden is planned after the workshop, weather permitting, for those interested.  To obtain a Native Plant Sale order form and information on the plant sale, or the workshop, contact the Jefferson County Conservation District at 360-385-4105, email info@jeffersoncd.org, or visit their website at www.jeffersoncd.org.

Stormwater Infiltration: Hydrogeologic Controls and Considerations for Facility Design
Friday, January 11th, 2013, 2PM
Pacific Groundwater Group (PGG) will be presenting a professional-level talk oriented towards engineers, planners and natural resource managers at the Tri Area Community Center in Chimacum, on how shallow groundwater affects the performance and design of stormwater infiltration facilities.  Elements of the talk particularly relevant to local conditions include: infiltration in till covered areas (i.e. much of Jefferson and Clallam Counties) and application to Low Impact Development (LID).  PGG will be sharing experience and knowledge on infiltration of stormwater and other waters, focusing on assessing hydrogeologic influences on the performance of infiltration facilities. They will also discuss infiltration in the context of Ecology’s recently revised stormwater guidance manual (August 2012). Slide show/discussion format.  For more information,or to RSVP email Peter Schwartzman at peter@PGWG.COM or call (206) 329-0141.

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District No. 2 Public Meeting
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013, 6PM
The first public meeting of the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District No. 2 in Brinnon will be held at the Brinnon Community Center(306144 U.S. Highway 101).  Following the meeting, the public is invited to participate in a celebration of the successful vote to approve our district.  Refreshments will be provided!  Major items on the agenda include the appointment of secretary, treasurer and chair, followed by a discussion of the budget and possible budget approval.

Naturemapping at Tamanowas Rock
Thursday, January 24th, 2013, 12:45PM-3PM
Jefferson Land Trust Americorps intern Carrie will lead a free naturemapping walk; documenting plant, animal, fungi or fish evidence at at Tamanowas Rock.  Carrie will bring field guides; feel free to bring your own notebooks or paper for noting sightings, or a GPS.  RSVP and questions: Carrie at cclendaniel@saveland.org, or (360) 461-9505.

Live on the Edge!  Learn About Critical Areas And Buffer Management
Thursday, January 31st, 2013, 12:30PM-4PM
Do you live on a shoreline, near a bluff, adjacent to a wetland or creek, or over an aquifer?  If so, you probably live on some of the most wild and beautiful land in Jefferson County.  Come to a free workshop, at the Tri Area Community Center in Chimacum, called “Living on the Edge – Protection for People, Property, and Habitat” to learn about ways to care for and protect these special places.  Topics include how to use your buffer area without harming it or yourself, the role of native plants, tips on removing noxious weeds, how to enhance or restore a buffer, how to encourage birds and wildlife, and what resources are available to homeowners.  Hosted by WSU Jefferson County Extension, the Jefferson County Weed Board and the Watershed Stewardship Resource Center.  Save your spacetoday!  Email darcym@wsu.edu or call 360/379-5610 x222.  A similar workshop will be held in Port Ludlow in early spring. For more information contact Darcy McNamara.

February 2013

Homeowner Septic System Monitoring Class 
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013, 3PM-5PM
Due to regulations being relaxed in May 2012, the Jefferson County Board of Health can now authorize homeowners to complete most required septic system monitoring inspections.  Homeowners who want this authorization need to complete two training courses, which are offered free of charge beginning in February.  The two-part course begins with Septics 101, which will be available online and offered in a classroom format.  Septics 201, offered online only, covers step-by-step septic system inspection and reporting of results.  This Year’s first offering of the classroom version of Septics 101 will be held at the  Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101).  Later classes will be held: Thursday, Feb. 7, 3-5pm at the Gardiner Community Center; Monday, Feb. 11, 6-8pm at the Tri-Area Community Center in Chimacum; and Monday, Feb. 14, 3-5pm at the Tri-Area Community Center.

Registration is required, and space is limited; call 385-9444 to sign up.  A link to the online classes and the future classroom training schedule will be posted at jeffersoncountypublichealth.org.

Quilcene Village Store Wine Tasting Event
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013, 5:30PM
The Quilcene Village Store will be featuring the Library Re(A)d wine which is being sold in limited quantities to benefit the Jefferson and Clallam Library systems.  They have one of the only 25 cases.  Ray Serebrin, Director of the Jefferson county library systemChris Llewellyn of Serendipity Farm and David Volmut, from Windrose Cellars, will be there to share the good time.  David will be bringing 5 wines to sample, try all 5 for $5 and get $2.50 off each of your first two purchased bottles of Wind Rose wine!  Chris will be offering samples of her wonderful homemade salad dressings!    Plus, Jim from Chocolate Serenade will be giving samples of his wonderful chocolates!  You won’t want to miss this!

Dinner & A Movie Night at Pleasant Harbor Marina
Friday, February 8th, 2013, 5PM-7PM
Join the Pleasant Harbor Marina crew in their dining room for dinner and the movie ‘Arbitrage‘!   The $7.50 admission includes: a slice of pizza, a side salad, a can of pop and popcorn!  Please RSVP as space is limited.  By e-mail: diane@pleasantharbormarina.com, by phone: (360)-796-4611, or in person: 308913 US Hwy 101, Brinnon WA  98320.  Check out their website calendar for additional information.

Ninth Night Movie & Potluck
Saturday, Febuary 9th, 2013, Dinner: 6:30PM, Movie: 7PM

Bring a Date and/or Your Mate.  Or come by yourself and find good friends, and head to the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101) for this month’s smorgasbord of Lover’s Choice movies and a Pairing-style pot luck.  Bring 2 dishes that go with each other or pair up with a beloved friend to bring companion dishes, for example “Apple pie and Ice Cream”. Movie choices are: 1) When Harry met Sally, 2) Like Water For Chocolate,  3) The American President,  4) Sleepless in Seattle

Olympic Peninsula Red Wine & Chocolate Tour
Saturday & Sunday, February 9th & 10th, 2013, 11AM-5PM
Saturday, Sunday & Monday, February 16th, 17th & 18th, 2013, 11AM-5PM
The Olympic Peninsula Wineries are taking the quintessential pairing of red wine & chocolate to new heights this year, featuring a host of never imagined sweet and savory combinations during the annual Red Wine & Chocolate Tour.   Participants who visit all eight wineries will be entered into a drawing for an elegant wine-themed gift basket!  The Olympic Peninsula Wineries encourage responsible wine touring and recommend that you have a designated driver in your group.  Designated Drivers are invited to enjoy the food at each winery.  Participating Wineries include: Wind Rose Cellars, Eaglmount Wine & Cider, Black Diamond Winery, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, FairWinds Winery, Camaraderie Cellars, Harbinger Winery and Olympic Cellars.

Quilcene Lion’s Valentine Breakfast
Sunday, February 10th, 2013, 8AM-11:30AM
Join the Quilcene Lions Club for this annual tradition at the Masonic Hall (170 Herbert Street).  The cost is $5 a meal and the money goes towards raising scholarships for graduating seniors.  Tickets are available at the door or from any Lions club member.  Contact Jim Hodgson for more details at: 360-316-1131.

Brinnon Park and Recreation Meeting
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013, 6:30PM
The next Brinnon Park and Recreation meeting will be held at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).

Valentines Day Dinner Buffet
Thursday, February 14th, 2013
The Supper club will be having A Valentines day dinner buffet at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), featuring: Baked BBQ Ribs, Baked beans, Au Gratin Potatoes, a couple kinds of Salads and a special dessert.  A $5 donation is requestedplease make reservations through Sandy (796-4350)  at the community center as soon as possible!

Brinnon Chilli Cook-Off
Friday, February 15th, 2013, 5PM-7PM
The annual chili cook-off will be held at the Brinnon Community Center at 306144 Highway 101.  Registration forms will be available at the community center beginning February 1st.  Deadline will be February 13th.  There is space for 10 contestants and there is no registration fee.  There will be bread bowls for the delicious chilies.  Beverages and dessert will also be provided.  It will only cost $8 for a bread bowl filled with your favorite chilli.  There will be door prizes as well as prizes for the contestants.  All proceeds are to benefit the Brinnon Senior Organization for their many activities; ie. community parties. For more info contact Sherry Adcock at 796-0454.

Official Screening of “Food Matters”
Saturday, February 16th, 2013, 6:30PM
Join the world’s leading authorities on nutrition and natural healing as they uncover the true cause of disease in the film, “Food Matters,” at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).  For more info contact David at 796-4020.

Concert in the Woods- “Dreamtime
Saturday, February 16th, 2013, 7:30PM
Dreamtime is a duo of singer/songwriters from Port Townsend.  Laura Lee is a versatile musician, playing and composing in a variety of styles on the violin/fiddle, piano/keyboards, guitar and electric bass.  Laura Lee’s musical storytelling has been described as “epic,” featuring her “strong, passionate singing voice” and instrumental arrangements.  Jane Justice has an upbeat folk-rock style.  Her original music has evocative, poetic lyrics and her acoustic guitar playing ranges from sweetly melodic finger-picking to dynamic, percussive rhythms.  Her voice has been described as “clear as a bell” and “angelic.”  Hear their “tantalizing” harmonies at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Olympic Peninsula Red Wine & Chocolate Tour
Saturday, Sunday & Monday, February 16th, 17th & 18th, 2013, 11AM-5PM
The Olympic Peninsula Wineries are taking the quintessential pairing of red wine & chocolate to new heights this year, featuring a host of never imagined sweet and savory combinations during the annual Red Wine & Chocolate Tour.   Participants who visit all eight wineries will be entered into a drawing for an elegant wine-themed gift basket!  The Olympic Peninsula Wineries encourage responsible wine touring and recommend that you have a designated driver in your group.  Designated Drivers are invited to enjoy the food at each winery.  Participating Wineries include: Wind Rose Cellars, Eaglmount Wine & Cider, Black Diamond Winery, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, FairWinds Winery, Camaraderie Cellars, Harbinger Winery and Olympic Cellars.

Jefferson County Energy Lunch Program: Launching Jefferson County’s New Public Power Utility
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013, 12:30PM
Come and learn about Jefferson County’s upcoming local public power utility operations at the Port Townsend Community Center (620 Lawrence Street at Tyler Street in uptown PT).  There is no cost to attend.  BRING A BAG LUNCH or purchase a lunch-to-go nearby.  Key Speakers will include: Barney Burke, Commissioner of Jefferson County Public Utility District 1 (PUD) and Doug Gantenbein, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) Transition Team.  On April 1, 2013, the Jefferson Co. PUD will begin local public power operations, delivering electricity to 19,000 customers in east Jefferson County.  Speakers Burke and Gantenbein will provide the facts and answer questions from Energy Lunch attendees.

Dinner & A Movie Night at Pleasant Harbor Marina
Friday, February 22nd, 2013, 5PM-7PM
Join the Pleasant Harbor Marina crew in their dining room for dinner and a movie!   The $7.50 admission includes: a slice of pizza, a side salad, a can of pop and popcorn!  Please RSVP as space is limited.  By e-mail: diane@pleasantharbormarina.com, by phone: (360)-796-4611, or in person: 308913 US Hwy 101, Brinnon WA  98320.  Check out their website calendar for additional information.

Big Quilcene River Pollution Meeting 
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013, 2-3PM
Representatives from the Jefferson County Environmental Health DepartmentWA Department of Fish and Wildlifelocal tribes and shellfish farmers are meeting at the Jefferson County Health Department (615 Sheridan Street, Port Townsend),  to discuss measures for preventing pollution of the Big Quilcene River.

Dance Aerobics and Strength Training Class
Tuesdays, February, 2013, 5PM
Get fit and boost your energy with your friends and neighbors at Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101).  The class is led by Leslie, who is certified through the American Council on Exercise.  The fee is only $35 for a month (around 8 classes).  For more information, contact the Community Center at: 360-765-3321.

Core Strength Training Class
Thursdays, February, 2013, 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.

March 2013

Murray’s 31st Annual Salmon Derby
Saturday & Sunday, March 2nd & 3rd, 2013
Try your luck on the beautiful Hood Canal!   $15 Entry Fee, cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.  Ticket sales and information available locally at: the Geoduck Restaurant (307103 Highway 101), 796-4430 and the Brinnon General Store on Highway 101.  Info & tickets also available at: Verle’s in Shelton, SeaBeck Pizza in Sea Beck and SportCo in Fife.

Ninth Night Movie
Saturday, March 9th, 2013, Potluck: 6PM, Movie: 7PM
This month’s Ninth Night offering is a 2012 release: “Robot & Frank.”  Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son — a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a Heist Team.  This film stars Frank Langella, Peter Sarsgaard & Susan Sarandon.  This is a free event, unless you want to throw something into the donation bucket.

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District No. 2 Public Meeting
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013, 6:30PM
The next Brinnon Parks and Recreation District will be held at the Brinnon Community Center(306144 U.S. Highway 101).

St. Patrick’s Dinner
Thursday, March 14th, 2013, 5PM
Head on down to the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101) for another great holiday dinner.  For St. Patrick’s Week, they will be featuring corned beef and cabbage.  Only $3-$5 at the door.  Please call the Brinnon Community Center for reservations: 360-796-4350.

Center Valley Animal Rescue Garage Sale
Friday, March 15th, 2013, 9AM-3PM
Center Valley Animal Rescue in Quilcene is having their annual ‘garage sale’ at the fair grounds in Port Townsend.  To make an item donation, please call Cheryl Halverson at 360-774-6808 or email the ranch at:  sara@centervalleyanimalrescue.org.  All proceeds go directly to the ranch to care for the animals.  There will be 2 booths at the fair grounds with lots of “stuff,” plan to be there!

Brinnon Fire Department Waffle Breakfast Fundraiser
Saturday, March 16th, 2013, 7AM-11AM
The Brinnon Fire Department Association will be hosting an all-you-can-eat waffle breakfast at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).  Choose your favorite waffle toppings: blueberry, strawberry, apple, peanut butter, maple syrup and enjoy a full breakfast spread including bacon, ham, sausage and scrambled eggs.  $6 for adults, $3 for children 6-12 and free for children under 6.  Proceeds will go to the general fund to help purchase new equiptment and their old equiptment will be on display.

Concert in the Woods- “The Eric Miller Band
Saturday, March 16th, 2013, 7:30PM
Eric Miller is a Seattle based singer/songwriter heavily rooted in American folk, blues, and jazz traditions.  With his smooth vocals that are reminiscent of the great crooners of the 1950’s, Eric guides his band through a pleasant mixture of traditionals and his own original songs.  His lyrics develop a mood and need to be experienced in a “listening room” setting like the Coyle Community Hall.  Be prepared for a full evening of amazing music at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Easter Dinner
Thursday, March 21st, 2013, 5PM
Join the Supper Club for a delicious Ham Dinner at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).  Only $3-$5.  Please call the Brinnon Community Center for reservations: 360-796-4350.

Garden Workshop
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, Q&A: 2PM; Site Evaluation: 3PM
Looking to boost your gardening skills?  Sarah Fairbank, Cordinator of the Jefferson County Master Gardeners, will be at the Quilcene Village Store (294235 Highway 101) to evaluate locations and select the best site for a FUTURE COMMUNITY GARDEN in Quilcene.  Learn the most important site factors for your own garden and get your gardening questions answered beforehand by three WSU Master Gardeners!

New Fire Chief Ceremony
Monday, March 25th, 2013, 10AM
Swearing in Ceremony for new Fire Chief Larry KarpJefferson County Fire Protection District #2 at the Fire Station, 70 Herbert Street, in Quilcene.  The public is invited to come meet the new Chief as well as District Commissioners.

Taylor Shellfish Tour
Friday, March 29th, 2013, 12PM-2PM
Taylor Shellfish Farms run a state-of-the-art hatchery located here in Quilcene, at 701 Broad Spit Road on the east side of the Bolton Peninsula on Dabob Bay.  At the Quilcene facility, clams, mussels, oysters and geoduck are spawned and their larvae are raised to support Washington State’s shellfish industry.  The tour will be broken up into two parts: a hatchery tour from 12PM-1PM and a beach tour from 1PM-2PM.  You’ll see how these shellfish are cultivated on the beaches of Puget Sound, Hood Canal and Willapa Bay to produce world-class shellfish.  Come learn more about Taylor and see how the Quilcene community’s interests align with the shellfish industry’s.  Please carpool, if possible, as parking is limited.   If you get lost, call 360-765-3566.

Hama Hama Open Farm Day
Saturday, March 30th, 2013, 1PM-3PM
Low-key, family-friendly adventures at the beach!  “Open Farm Days” are simple u-pick days where you can harvest your own oysters and clams at the Hama Hama Store (35846 N Highway 101) in Lilliwaup.  You pay for what you pick/dig, and Team Hama Hama will be on hand to help you identify clam shows, strategize where to go for the choicest dozen, and then help lug your catch up to shore.  Bring your muck boots, a bucket, a cooler, hand-held garden tools for clam digging, some gloves, a chair for the picnic area if you feel like lounging around, and a healthy appetite.  We have BBQ oysters and steamed clams for sale if you just can’t wait to dig in and there will be a charity-benefit beer garden on site.  Please RSVP for the event by calling or emailing: orders@hamahamastore; (888) 877-5844.

Annual Quilcene Lions Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 30th, 2013, 10:30AM
Celebrate Easter with an Egg Hunt at the Quilcene Community Center Park (294952 Highway 101).  There will be many prizes and loads of fun!

April 2013

Olympic National Park Stewardship Plan Scoping Workshop
Monday, April 1st, 2013, 4:30PM
The National Park Service (U.S. Dept. of the Interior) is preparing a Wilderness Stewardship Plan to help protect and manage the existing designated wilderness lands within the park.  They are at the very front-end of this intensive project, seeking public comment specifically from citizens who live in communities all around the park.  They will be holding a public meeting at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101), to get ideas and comments from the community.  Be sure your voice is heard!  To learn more about the planning process and the questions the NPS is asking to scope this plan, follow this link.  From there, click on ‘Document List’ to see Scoping Newsletter #1 outlining the purpose of the plan and the steps to follow.  If you’re not able to participate in the April 1 meeting, you can provide your comments at that website until April 23.  For more information or to be added to the mailing list for the Olympic National Park Wilderness Stewardship Plan, visit  http://parkplanning.nps.gov/olymwild or call the park at 360-565-3004.

Final “Living on the Edge” Workshop
Thursday, April 4th, 2013, 12:30PM-4:30PM
The Jefferson County WSU Extension is holding their final “Living on the Edge” workshop at the Ludlow Community Center (Grace Christian Center), 200 Olympic Pl., in Port Ludlow.  This free workshop is designed for homeowners or landowners who have property on or near a shoreline, bluff, wetland or creek.  Presentations will be followed by a local fieldtrip.  Save your space today; e-mail: darcym@wsu.edu or call: 360-379-5610 x222.

Dinner & A Movie Night
Friday, April 5th, 2013, 6PM
Come enjoy dinner (anything off of the menu) and popcorn while watching a movie in the dining room at Pleasant Harbor Marina (308913 Highway 101) in Brinnon.  This week’s movie will be: Zero Dark Thirty.  Please RSVP so that they have an idea how many people will be there: (360) 796-4611.

Meet the Brinnon Fire Chief Applicants
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013, 6:45PM
The Board of Commissioners of Jefferson County Fire Protection District #4 will start the regular meeting at 6PM at the
Brinnon Fire Department/Station 41.  At 6:45 PM, there will be an open forum for the public to meet/interview the Fire Chief Applicants.

Ninth Night Movie & Potluck
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013, Dinner: 6:30; Movie 7:15
Spend a delightful evening with your Quilcene neighbors at the Quilcene Community Center and check out:  “The Life of Pi,” winner of more awards than we can list!  Pot Luck theme is: “What would you eat if you were Shipwrecked?  Life of Pi is rated PG for emotional thematic content throughout, and some scary action sequences and peril.  A quick Synopsis: A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor, a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Community Input Meeting- Coyle
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013, 7PM
Head to the  Coyle Community Center  (923 Hazel Point Road), for  the Community Input Meeting with Jefferson County Commissioners and Elected Officials.

Jefferson County Parks & Recreation District 2 Meeting
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013, 6:30PM
Everyone is welcome to swing by the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), to see what plans are in the works and share ideas.  Meetings are friendly, casual and supportive.  For more information please visit the district’s new websitewww.brinnonparksandrec.org.  Review meeting minutes, agenda and participate in the community survey.

Pulled Pork Dinner 
Thursday, April 11th, 5PM-7PM
Help support scholarships for kids in Quilcene towards summer church camp and enjoy a delicious Pulled Pork Dinner at Quilcene Presbyterian Church.  Donations accepted.

Hama Hama Open Farm Day
Saturday, April 13th, 2013, 12:30PM-2:30PM
Low-key, family-friendly adventures at the beach!  “Open Farm Days” are simple u-pick days where you can harvest your own oysters and clams at the Hama Hama Store (35846 N Highway 101) in Lilliwaup.  You pay for what you pick/dig, and Team Hama Hama will be on hand to help you identify clam shows, strategize where to go for the choicest dozen, and then help lug your catch up to shore.  Bring your muck boots, a bucket, a cooler, hand-held garden tools for clam digging, some gloves, a chair for the picnic area if you feel like lounging around, and a healthy appetite.  We have BBQ oysters and steamed clams for sale if you just can’t wait to dig in.  Please RSVP for the event by calling or emailing: orders@hamahamastore; (888) 877-5844.

Quilcene Historical Museum Docent Training
Saturday & Sunday, April 13th & 14th, 2013, 1PM-3PM
Become involved with the Quilcene Historical Museum by becoming a docent!  Larry McKeehan is giving the trainings from 1-3 pm at the museum.  Two training sessions are being offered, one on each day, you don’t have to attend both.  Be a part of Quilcene’s history and help others to get acquainted!  Call Larry for questions at: 360-774-2051.

Olympic Peninsula Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting 2013
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013, 9AM-3PM
The Cascade Harvest Coalition together with WSU Jefferson County Extension is hosting a Farm-to-Table trade meeting at the Sequim-Prairie Grange, Macleay Hall, 290 Macleay Road in Sequim.  If you grow, make or buy food products locally for your business, this is the meeting for you!  There will be  talks on various related topics ranging from marketing to providing buyers with what they desire.  This meeting provides a great opportunity for farmers and businesses to connect and form lasting business relationships.  For more details: http://www.cascadeharvest.org/programs/olympic-peninsula-farm-table-trade-meeting-agenda-2013

Community Input Meeting- Quilcene
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013, 7PM
Head to the  Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101) for  the Community Input Meeting with Jefferson County Commissioners and Elected Officials.

The Blue and the Gray: A Civil War Commemoration
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013, 7PM
The Community Chorus of Port Townsend and East Jefferson County presents: The Blue and the Gray, a Civil War Commemoration at the Quilcene School, 294715 US Highway 101 in Quilcene.  The Chorus is directed by Leslie Lewis with accompaniment Lisa Lanza and guest musicians.  Tickets are $15.00 at the Quilcene Village StoreCrossroads Music (385-1471) and at the door.  Additional performances will be held: April 12th, 7:30PM at First Presbyterian Church, 1111 Franklin St. in Port Townsend and April 14, 3:30PM at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 45 Redeemer Way in Chimacum.  For further information, call: (360) 385-1402 or visit: www.ptchorus.org.  The Community Chorus of Port Townsend and E. Jefferson County is a non-profit, educational, artistic, and recreational organization established exclusively to benefit the general public.

Big and Little Quilcene Watershed Clean-up
Saturday, April 20th, 2013, 8:30AM
Students (those under 18 must have parent permission) and Community Members are invited to help clean our local watersheds!  For more information, contact Sue Hay (Jefferson County 4-H): shay@jefferson.wsu.edu; 360-379-5610, ext. 208.

Quilcene Historical Museum Opens for 2013 Season
Saturday, April 20th, 2013, 1PM
Join the Quilcene Historical Museum (151 Columbia Street) for their first day of the season!

Worthington Park Work Party
Saturday, April 20th, 2013
Come help Worthington Park look its best!  Sponsored by the Beautification Committee of Count Me in For Quilcene.

Concert in the Woods- “Montana Skies
Saturday, April 20th, 2013, 7:30PM
Their name, Montana Skies, is a metaphor for musical freedom, and they continue to follow their creative instincts far beyond traditional boundaries.  These award winning musicians delve into music from Pink Floyd and Rush to Vivaldi, House of the Rising Sun and Bach, as well as their own originals that have been featured everywhere from NPR to the Travel Channel. Combining elements of classical technique, jazz improv and the power and energy of rock n’ roll; Jonathan’s guitar wizardry and Jenn’s blazing electric cello combine to create a sound that is truly remarkable.  Check them out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Picnic in the Park
Friday, April 26th, 11AM-3PM
Enjoy a day in the park at Dove House Advocacy Services (1045 10th Street, Port Townsend), while raising awareness for victims of abuse.  The Plaid Pepper‘s Gourmet Hot Dog Stand will be on site and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Dove House.

Loyalty Day in Brinnon
Friday, April 26th, 2013, 1PM
Please join the VFW Post 10706 for their annual Parade and Ceremony in downtown Brinnon.  Special music by “Kendra and James!”  The VFW Ladies Auxiliary will offer a light lunch after the ceremony at the Brinnon Booster Club on Corey Lane.   If you are a veteran of a foreign war, you may be eligible for membership in your local VFW.  Please call John Dowd at: 796-4001, for more information.

Brinnon Community Theatre Presents: “Cafe Murder” & “Silver Tongue Slicker of Sassafras Flat”
Friday, April 26th, 2013, 7PM
The Brinnon Community Theatre is celebrating spring with the production of two 1 act plays directed by Robin Lakenes.  “Cafe Murder” is a murder mystery full of comedy and surprises.  “Silver Tongue Slicker of Sassafras Flat” is a western melodrama, that’s fun and entertaining.  As Brinnon is celebrating it’s Loyalty Days, Kathi Mueller will be reading a  piece that is sure to warm your hearts.  There will also be a performance by Dennis Todd, on the 100 year old pump organ.  Admission is $5.  Refreshments will be served between the plays.  For more information please call Robin Lakenes: (360)531-1545.  Two more performances will be held on Sunday.

Concert in the Woods- “Loves It!
Friday, April 26th, 2013, 7:30PM
Vaughn Walters and Jenny Parrott, each veterans of the road, left their other bands to hit the ground running as a duo.  Their homemade melodies and rhythms are inspired by folk, country, gospel and punk.  Loves It plays with a veneration for tradition and a determination to bring a modern voice to their favorite sounds.  Check them out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Succession Planting & Quilcene Plant Clinic
Saturday, April 27th, 2013, 1PM; clinic: 2PM-4PM
Master Gardeners will be at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101) to tell us everything we need to know about SUCCESSION PLANTING – how to plan and plant your garden to be sure you have fresh veggies always at hand throughout the growing season.  This info-packed hour will be followed by a Master Gardener Plant Clinic to answer any and all of your home gardening questions from 2-4PM.  Bring your mystery plants for identification, your ailing houseplants, your soil and pest concerns.

Hama Hama Oyster Rama
Saturday, April 27th, 2013, 11:30AM-4:30PM 
Join the Hama Hama crew for a day of oyster revelry.  The Rama is a celebration of all things intertidal: we feast, we explore, we feast some more!  Visit their main site (www.hamahamaoysters.com/rama/) for more detailed information about the event schedule.  Wine tastings and shuckathalon team entry INCLUDE the cost of admission, so there’s no need to buy tickets separately if you’re putting together a shuckathalon team or participating in a tasting.  Call if you have any questions: 888-877-5844.

Meet & Greet Quilcene’s New Fire Chief
Sunday, April 28th, 2013, 1PM-3PM
Chief Larry Karp started work at Quilcene’s Fire District #2 on March 25 as the new permanent Fire Chief.  The Quilcene community (including Coyle and the Toandas Peninsula) will formally welcome Chief Karp and his wife Denise at the Quilcene Fire Station (41 Herbert St).  Come introduce yourself to Larry and Denise and share refreshments with them!

Brinnon Community Theatre Presents: “Cafe Murder” & “Silver Tongue Slicker of Sassafras Flat”
Sunday, April 28th, 2013, 2PM AND 6PM
The Brinnon Community Theatre is celebrating spring with the production of two 1 act plays directed by Robin Lakenes.  “Cafe Murder” is a murder mystery full of comedy and surprises.  “Silver Tongue Slicker of Sassafras Flat” is a western melodrama, that’s fun and entertaining.  As Brinnon is celebrating it’s Loyalty Days, Kathi Mueller will be reading a  piece that is sure to warm your hearts.  There will also be a performance by Dennis Todd, on the 100 year old pump organ.   Admission is $5.  Refreshments will be served between the plays.  For more information please call Robin Lakenes: (360)531-1545.

Locust Street Taxi Performance in Quilcene
Sunday, April 28th, 2013, 7:30PM
Ready to debut “Superior Complaints,” their seventh studio album, LST members Franco Bertucci, Nathan GeyerJames Porter and Sam Stockard are hosting Taxi Fest III – a three-day music festival taking place at three Jefferson County locations.  This performance will be held at the old Quilcene Theatre. Advance tickets are $10 adults, $5 children and available at Quimper Sound, 230 Taylor St. Tickets at the door are $12 adults, $7 for those 12 and younger.  The Sunday-night show is likely to be LST’s last local performance until July, as the band will hit the road to promote the new album.  Opening-night performances by Rhythm Planet and Kreea Baabahar.  Other locations & dates: 7:30PM on Friday, April 26 at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.; 9 PM, Saturday, April 27 at the Uptown Pub (21 and older), 1016 Lawrence St.

Noxious Weed Pulling Volunteers Needed
Monday & Tuesday, April 29th & 30th, 2013
Wild chervil seeds and regrowth from mowed plants are up and growing fast on Old Eaglemount Road and Peterson Road.  The Jefferson County Noxious Weed Board is calling for volunteers to help with manual control (pulling and digging).  If not stopped, wild chervil will spread into farms and natural areas where it displaces beneficial plants.  Call: 360-379-5610 ext 205 or e-mail: edixon@co.jefferson.wa.us to volunteer and make a difference!  Future pulling dates and locations: May 7th & 8th on Eaglemount Road; May 13th & 14th on Center Road.  Other sessions may be announced later.

May 2013

Low Impact Development Workshop
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013, 1PM-4:45PM
Come to the last of three local workshops about low impact development (LID) techniques for managing stormwater runoff.  This workshop is designed for those who are or would like to work in the field of LID (including rain gardens) but is open to everyone interested in these important issues.  Port Ludlow Conference Center at 200 Olympic Pl in Port Ludlow.  Hosted by Jefferson County Extension and the Watershed Stewardship Resource Center.  Save your space today!  E-mail: darcym@wsu.edu or call 360/379-5610 x222.  This event is free and open to the public.

Brinnon Plant Sale
Saturday, May 4th, 2013, 9AM
Celebrate spring by picking out some new plants at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).  Sponsored by the Brinnon Presbyterian Church.

Shrimp Sport Fishery Opens
Saturday, May 4th, 2013, 9AM
This year’s sport fishery for spot shrimp, will run one day longer in Area 12, Hood Canal, due to policy changes recently adopted by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission.  Fishers are limited to 80 spot shrimp per day and a valid 2013-14 fishing license is required to participate.  Hood Canal Shrimp District (Marine Area 12) is open for recreational shrimping from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 4, 8, 15, 18 and 22. (Note that the usual second Saturday, May 11, is NOT open due to very low tides at mid-day.)  Additional dates and times will be announced if sufficient quota remains after the initial fishing days scheduled above.  For a description of the marine areas and fishing rules, see WDFW’s Recreational Shrimp Fishing website.

Dinner & A Movie Night at Pleasant Harbor Marina
Monday, May 6th, 2013, 6PM
Join the Pleasant Harbor Marina crew in their dining room for dinner and the movie ‘The Impossible‘!   The $7.50 special includes: a slice of pizza, a side salad and a can of pop.  Movie and popcorn included with dinner order.  Plus Happy Hour is extended to 7PM on Movie Nights!  RSVP Required as space is limited.  By e-mail: diane@pleasantharbormarina.com, by phone: (360)-796-4611, or in person: 308913 US Hwy 101, Brinnon WA  98320.  Check out their website calendar for additional information.

Noxious Weed Pulling Volunteers Needed
Tuesday & Wednesday, May 7th & 8th, 2013
Wild chervil seeds and regrowth from mowed plants are up and growing fast on Old Eaglemount Road and Peterson Road.  The Jefferson County Noxious Weed Board is calling for volunteers to help with manual control (pulling and digging).  If not stopped, wild chervil will spread into farms and natural areas where it displaces beneficial plants.  Call: 360-379-5610 ext 205 or e-mail: edixon@co.jefferson.wa.us to volunteer and make a difference!  Future pulling date and location: May 13th & 14th on Center Road.  Other sessions may be announced later.

Jefferson County Parks & Recreation District 2 Meeting
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013, 6:30PM
Everyone is welcome to swing by the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), to see what plans are in the works and share ideas.  Meetings are friendly, casual and supportive.  For more information please visit the district’s new websitewww.brinnonparksandrec.org.  Review meeting minutes, agenda and participate in the community survey.

South Jefferson Littile League’s Annual BBQ Dinner
Thursday, May 9th, 2013, 4:30PM-6:30PM
South Jefferson Little League will be holding their annual BBQ dinner/fundraiser at the Quilcene Masonic Hall.  $12 per person, $5 for children 12 and under $30.00 per family.  Help support our Quilcene and Brinnon kids playing baseball and being active!   Call Cleone Telling for info at: 360-301-4130.

Ninth Night Movie & Potluck
Thursday, May 9th, 2013, Dinner: 6:30; Movie 7:15
Spend a delightful evening with your Quilcene neighbors at the Quilcene Community Center and check out a free movie!  Potluck theme is: Mom’s Favorite Dish she prepared for you.  Movie choices, selected by in-house vote: Like Water for Chocolate(R) , Failure to Launch(PG-13), Yours, Mine and Ours(PG), Tangled(PG) and Memoirs of a Geisha(PG-13)

Community Input Meeting- Brinnon
Thursday, May 9th, 2013, 7PM
Head to the  Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101) for  the Community Input Meeting with Jefferson County Commissioners and Elected Officials.

Quilcene Farmer’s Market
Saturday, May 11th, 2013, 9AM-2PM
Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Quilcene Farmer’s Market is back!  Stop by to see what treasures you can find and check out their new location at the Quilcene Village Store (294235 Highway 101).

Hama Hama Open Farm Day
Saturday, May 11th, 2013, 11:30AM-1:30PM
Low-key, family-friendly adventures at the beach!  “Open Farm Days” are simple u-pick days where you can harvest your own oysters and clams at the Hama Hama Store (35846 N Highway 101) in Lilliwaup.  You pay for what you pick/dig, and Team Hama Hama will be on hand to help you identify clam shows, strategize where to go for the choicest dozen, and then help lug your catch up to shore.  Bring your muck boots, a bucket, a cooler, hand-held garden tools for clam digging, some gloves, a chair for the picnic area if you feel like lounging around, and a healthy appetite.  We have BBQ oysters and steamed clams for sale if you just can’t wait to dig in, or you can call to reserve one of our two barbecue pits.  Please RSVP for the event by calling or emailing: orders@hamahamastore; (888) 877-5844.

Noxious Weed Pulling Volunteers Needed
Monday & Tuesday, May 13th & 14th, 2013
Wild chervil seeds and regrowth from mowed plants are up and growing fast on Old Eaglemount Road and Peterson Road.  The Jefferson County Noxious Weed Board is calling for volunteers to help with manual control (pulling and digging).  If not stopped, wild chervil will spread into farms and natural areas where it displaces beneficial plants.  Call: 360-379-5610 ext 205 or e-mail: edixon@co.jefferson.wa.us to volunteer and make a difference!  Other sessions may be announced later.

Metropolitan Park District Steering Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013, 5:30PM
This meeting, at the Cotton Building in Port Townsend (607 Water Street), of the Steering Committee is appointed to study the options for parks and recreational services.  Continuation of our Recreational Services and our Parks and Campground Facilities is at stake here.  Please read up beforehand to ensure your personal input is well-informed and carefully considered by to this Citizens’ Steering Committee.  The public may comment at this meeting (at 6:40 and again at 9:20), but most importantly there will be a critical Public Input Session on Saturday morning June 1 at Chimacum High School.  MPD Steering Committee info.  For more info, contact Matthew L. Tyler at: 360-385-9129 or e-mail:  mtyler@co.jefferson.wa.us

Lions Club’s 4th Annual Tri Tip Dinner
Thursday, May 16th, 2013, 5PM-7PM
Enjoy an outstanding dinner of marinated Tri Tip steak, potato, green beans, roll, beverage and dessert at the Masonic Hall (170 Herbert St.) in Quilcene.  Wine by the glass will be available.  This dinner will help the Lions Club support the Quilcene Museum to “Close the Gap” on the Worthington Project.  Take out dinners are also available.

Dosewallips Watershed Clean-up
Saturday, May 18th, 2013, 9AM
Students (those under 18 must have parent permission) and Community Members are invited to help clean our local watershed!  Please register beforehand.  For more information, or to register and receive necessary forms, send your name and contact information to Sue Hay (Jefferson County 4-H): shay@jefferson.wsu.edu; 360-379-5610, ext. 208.

Concert in the Woods- “Hanz Araki
Saturday, May 18th, 2013, 7:30PM
Irish flute player Hanz Araki has performed around the world and is featured on more than a dozen recordings and soundtracks.  While his love is Irish music, his deep roots are in the shakuhachi, the traditional bamboo “Zen flute” of Japan.  Hanz is the world’s only sixth generation shakuhachi player, following in the footsteps of his father, Kinko Ryu Grand Master Kodo Araki V.  His ability on the flute and his uncanny command of traditional songs with his voice quickly made him a fixture of the Irish music scene in America.  Have a listen at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Dinner & A Movie Night at Pleasant Harbor Marina
Monday, May 20th, 2013, 6PM
Join the Pleasant Harbor Marina crew in their dining room for dinner and the movie ‘Jack Reacher‘!   The $7.50 special includes: a slice of pizza, a side salad and a can of pop.  Movie and popcorn included with dinner order.  Plus Happy Hour is extended to 7PM on Movie Nights!  RSVP Required as space is limited.  By e-mail: diane@pleasantharbormarina.com, by phone: (360)-796-4611, or in person: 308913 US Hwy 101, Brinnon WA  98320.  Check out their website calendar for additional information.

Heart of Service Award Luncheon
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013, 11:45AM
Join the celebration of Cass & Tom Brothertonwinners of the 2013 Jefferson County Heart of Service Award.  The award luncheon will be at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water Street in Port Townsend.  You will be able to choose lunch plates for $10 or $12.  Cass and Tom have done so much for Quilcene, it’s no wonder they’ve been selected for the annual recognition of individuals who “are truly local heroes, working to make life here stronger, tighter, happier, richer.”

Jefferson County Parks & Recreation District 2 Special Meeting
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013, 6:30PM
This special meeting will be held at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101),  to discuss the District’s Mission Statement and Bylaws.  The public will be invited to comment both before and after the commissioner have had time to discuss both of these important governing items.  For more information please visit the district’s new websitewww.brinnonparksandrec.org.

Memorial Weekend Plant Sale
Saturday, May 25th, 2013, 9AM-1PM
The Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club will be holding their ever popular annual Memorial Weekend Plant Sale at the Quilcene Masonic Hall (170 Herbert Street) this year.  Japanese Maples, vegetables, herbs, shrubs, native plants, hanging baskets, indoor houseplants, fresh flower bouquets, seeds, homemade pies and pastries, and garden items will be for sale.  All donations are welcome.  All proceeds from the sale are returned to the community through donations to food banks, school libraries and scholarship funds.  If you would like to make donations of plants, bulbs, seeds, raffle prizes, gardening supplies and materials, bakery goods or bouquest materials, please contact a co-chair:  Bonnie- 360-765-0967, bonnie@storyboardproductions.com or Gloria- 360-796-0039, gloeastman@msn.com.  

Hama Hama Open Farm Day
Saturday, May 25th, 2013, 10:30AM-1PM
Low-key, family-friendly adventures at the beach!  “Open Farm Days” are simple u-pick days where you can harvest your own oysters and clams at the Hama Hama Store (35846 N Highway 101) in Lilliwaup.  You pay for what you pick/dig, and Team Hama Hama will be on hand to help you identify clam shows, strategize where to go for the choicest dozen, and then help lug your catch up to shore.  Bring your muck boots, a bucket, a cooler, hand-held garden tools for clam digging, some gloves, a chair for the picnic area if you feel like lounging around, and a healthy appetite.  We have BBQ oysters and steamed clams for sale if you just can’t wait to dig in, or you can call to reserve one of our two barbecue pits.  Please RSVP for the event by calling or emailing: orders@hamahamastore; (888) 877-5844.

7th Annual Olympic Art Festival
Saturday, May 25th, 2013, 9AM-4PM 
Come to The Olympic Art Gallery (40 Washington Street) in Quilcene and walk into a world of art inspired by nature.   Mitch Luckett will be there with his banjo, singing and telling stories.  This is a free event that everyone can enjoy and many items will be on sale.  For more information on this event and the artists participating, check out their website: www.olympicartgallery.com or Contact Sally Brown: info@olympicartgallery.com; 360-765-0200 or cell 531-2015.

Memorial Day Weekend Pancake Breakfast
Saturday & Sunday, May 25th & 26th, 2013, 7AM-11AM
Head down to the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101) for a delicious pancake breakfast!

ShrimpFest 2013
Saturday & Sunday, May 25th & 26th, 2013, Sat: 10AM-6PM; Sun: 10AM-5PM
The Emerald Towns Alliance is pleased to announce that ShrimpFest is returning in 2013!  The 2013 Shrimpfest will be bigger and better than ever in its new location.  Shrimpfest’s new location is approximately 3 miles north of the old location, in the field of the Yelvik General Store (251 Hjelvicks Road & Highway 101) in Brinnon.  Live music, local vendors, beer garden, belt sander races (Saturday only), delicious food, great  fun and shrimp!  Active Military FREE with ID; KIDS under 12 FREE with paying adult; Free Parking; Gate Fee: $4/day OR $6 for two-day pass.  Email: shrimpfest@hotmail.com; Phone inquiries: 360-796-4456.

VFW Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 27th, 2013, 11AM
Join our local Veterans of Foreign Wars (Brinnon VFW Post 10706) as they commemorate Memorial Day at the Brinnon Cemetery on Church Road.  There will be special music by Kendra Hanninen and James Reynolds.

June 2013

Metropolitan Parks and Recreation District Steering Committee Open House
Saturday, June 1st, 2013, 9:30AM-12PM
Come learn about the possibility of a new Metropolitan Park and Recreation District to cover the areas in Jefferson County (including Quilcene) where there is no Park District now.  The citizen MPD Steering Committee has been meeting/studying/analyzing the details but opportunities to speak directly with the citizens affected have been limited. This Open House, at the Chimacum High School Library, (91 West Valley Road), is designed specifically for that purpose.   For more information please contact Matt Tyler at 360-385-9129 or email:  mtyler@countyrec.com.

Jefferson County Library Grand Re-Opening
Sunday, June 9th, 2013, 2PM-5PM
The Jefferson County Library remodel is complete!  Come check out the new comfy “living room” spaces, GREAT light, Friends of the Library book shop, an improved Children’s Area and more!  There’ll even be music by local performers, including Franco Bertucci with James Porter (the local half of Locust Street Taxi).

Jefferson County Farm to School Coalition Annual Fundraising Dinner 
Sunday, June 9th, 2013, 5PM
Come support the Farm to School & School Garden Programs while enjoying a delicious meal highlighting local foods & beverages at Fort Worden Commons at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend.  Unique items will be available for auction.  To reserve a table, become a sponsor or make a donation please contact: (360) 385-4313 or email: coslercs@gmail.com.  Free parking, no Discover Pass necessary.

Jefferson County Parks & Recreation 1st Annual District 2 Meeting
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013, 6:30PM
Everyone is welcome to swing by the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), to see what plans are in the works and share ideas.  Meetings are friendly, casual and supportive.  For more information please visit the district’s new websitewww.brinnonparksandrec.org.  Review meeting minutes, agenda and participate in the community survey.

3rd Annual Family Beach Party
Thursday, June 13th, 2013, 3:30PM 
Come celebrate the begining of summer vacation with your friends and neighbors!  This annual Beach Gathering on the last day of school will take place at the public beach at Herb Beck Marina.  The Plaid Pepper Hot Dog Cart will be there!  The swim to the float is at 4:30 with free hot dogs for the students!  If you are interested in helping plan and/or participating, please: e-mail Carol Barker at: carbar@q.com or Call Brian Barker at: 360-561-9837 (best phone)/ 360-765-3102.

Lions Club 4th Annual “Ribs For Kids”
Thursday, June 13th, 2013, 5PM-7PM
Support the Lions Club Scholarship Program and other Lions Club Charity programs while feasting on a delicious rib dinner at the Masonic Hall (107 Herbert Street).  Adults/$12, Children (12 & under)/ $6.

MPD Steering Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 13, 2013, 5:30PM-9:30PM 
The meeting wil lbe held at the Chimacum Grange (9572 Rhody Drive across the road from the School & the Community Center in Chimacum).  The purpose of the meeting is four-fold: focus on funding and tax considerations, reflect on Public Open House input and facility and program alternatives, develop alternatives for MPD Boundaries, and develop public and Stakeholder outreach activities for summer.  Public comments are accepted at 6:40 and 9:15.  Call or e-mail Matt Tyler if you have any questions:  mtyler@countyrec.com; 360-385-9129.

Tools and Ties Father’s Day Breakfast
Saturday, June 15th, 8AM-11AM
Dosey Dux are honoring Father’s Day with a breakfast of french toast, scrambled eggs and a beverage at the Brinnon Booster Club (151 Corey Lane).  Raffle Drawing at 10:30.  Proceeds go to Brinnon-Quilcene School Scholarships.

Cove RV Park & Country Store Semi-Annual Swap Meet
Saturday, June 15th, 9AM-5PM  
Buy or sell at the Cove RV Park & Country Store (303075 Highway 101) in Brinnon.  Space rent is $20.00 per seller.  Load in starting at 7:00am.  Load out by 7:00pm.  Great traffic, advertised in local newspapers, flyers, highway signage and Craigslist.  For more information contact Kimberly Hixson: 360-796-4723; 206-406-7904; kimberlyhixson@aol.com.

Linger Longer Stage Summer Concert: ‘Band Lab’ & ‘The Better Half’
Saturday, June 15th, 2013, 6PM
Port Townsend’s “The Better Half” will be there to help celebrate graduation with “Band Lab” opening.  The Better Half is the ultimate party dance band – a tightly knit, finely-tuned musical experience.  “Band Lab” is Port Townsend’s up and coming young rock band.  Tickets available at the Quilcene Village Store or 101 Brewery at Twana Roadhouse.  Concert admission is: $15/Adult, $10/Student with ID, Kids 12 and under get in free.  2013 HS grads get in FREE with ID!  Meadow seating – bring camp chairs/blanket.  No pets or smoking please.  Beer and Wine garden (21 and over with ID), food vendors, free parking.  All proceeds benefit the Quilcene Historical Museum and the Campaign for Worthington Park!

Concert in the Woods- “Jaspar Lepak
Saturday, June 15th, 2013, 7:30PM
Jaspar Lepak is a folk/Americana songstress whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. Playful, intimate, heartfelt, and intense, her lyrics expose a brave vulnerability as well as an art for storytelling, while her clear, strong voice penetrates the heart.  Join her at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Dinner & A Movie Night at Pleasant Harbor Marina
Monday, June 17th, 2013, 6PM
Join the Pleasant Harbor Marina crew in their dining room for dinner and the movie ‘Snitch‘!   The $7.50 special includes: a slice of pizza, a side salad and a can of pop.  Movie and popcorn included with dinner order.  Plus Happy Hour is extended to 7PM on Movie Nights!  RSVP Required as space is limited.  By e-mail: diane@pleasantharbormarina.com, by phone: (360)-796-4611, or in person: 308913 US Hwy 101, Brinnon WA  98320.  Check out their website calendar for additional information.

New Fire Chief Meet & Greet
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013, 6 PM
Drop by the Brinnon Fire Station to meet our new Fire Chief.  Burgers and dogs along with beans, beverages and dessert.

Core Strength Training Class
Thursdays, June, 2013, 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 Supper Club BBQ Dinner
Thursday, June 27th, 2013
There is still room to reserve your spot for the Supper Club BBQ Pork Rib Dinner which includes: homemade potato salad, baked beans, corn on the cob, roll, and ice cream w/ strawberry topping.  All for $5.00.  Call the Brinnon Community Center for details at: 360-796-4350.

Zumba Class
Thursdays, June, 2013, 6PM-7PM
Head over to the Quilcene School (294715 Highway 101) for a fun-filled, dance inspired, total body workout!  Only $5 per class.

Community Celebration
Friday, June 28th, 2013, 3PM
Drop by to honor our local mailcarriers (Nancy, Mary Ann & Ben) on their retirement and welcome the new mailcarriers at the Quilcene Post Office!   Join the community in thanking them for their many years of exceptional service, enjoy some cake, pass on your best wishes, and welcome the new crew!

Garden Party at HJ Carroll Park
Friday, June 28th, 2013, 5PM-8PM
Check out the spectacular, volunteer created Native Plant Demonstration Garden at Jefferson County’s HJ Carroll Park in Chimacum.  The Kul Kah Han Native Plant Demo Garden is ready for the public!  There’s a new educational kiosk.  There will be music, a multi nursery native plant sale, raffle prizes, food and much more!  See more at: nativeplantgarden.org

Quilcene Theatre Musical Performance: Mino Christante
Saturday, June 29th, 2013, 8PM
Waltz Lumber is hosting a local musician: Mino Christante.  Tickets are $15 at the door, $12 if purchased ahead of time.  Check out the transformation of the Historical Quilcene Theatre.  Tom Brown has been working days and nights to create a high quality sound studio, adding to the already fantastic acoustics showcased at prior concerts.

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday & Sunday, June 29th & June 30th, 2013, 2PM
Join the Olympic Music Festival for the first concert of their 30th 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 contact: info@olympicmusicfestival.org; or call: (360) 732-4800.  For their opening weekend they will be featuring “Songs and Dances of Love.”  Zachary Gordin, baritone and Paul Hersh, piano, will be performing: HAHN: Chansons grises 7 songs, Op. 11, LISZT: Liebesträume S541, SCHUMANN: Dichterliebe, Op. 48.

July 2013

4th of July Weekend BBQ & Flea Market
Friday & Saturday, July 5th & 6th, 12PM-6PM
The Brinnon Senior Supper Club will be hosting a Flea Market in the parking lot at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).  There will be pony rides with Dobbie the pony.  Hamburgers, shrimp kabobs, seafood stew and local oysters will be available for sale.  Proceeds from tables space fees and food sales to benefit the Brinnon Senior Supper Club.  If you want table space contact, Rob Brown at 360-390-8036 or email him at sealrockbbq@yahoo.com.

First Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest
Saturday, July 6th, 2013, 12PM
Hot Dog Eating Contest in Quilcene at The Plaid Pepper (294963 Highway 101).  1st Place $100 2nd Place $50.  $5 Entry fee, space is limited so reserve your spot; by email: theplaidpepper@yahoo.com or phone: Debbie at 360-301-3244.  THE RULES: You will have no more than 10 minutes, first person to eat 20 (twenty) hot dogs wins, no matter the time but has to be less than 10 minutes.  Dunk 5 seconds.  Automatic disqualification for reversal of fortune (when you throw up).

Old Timer’s Picnic
Saturday, July 6th, 2013, 1PM-5PM
The Quilcene Historical Museum will be hosting an Old Timer’s Picnic at the Linger Longer Stage on E. Columbia Street, near the Museum.  Live music, kids games, exhibits, displays, tours and lots and lots of visiting!  Bring your family, friends, your own picnic, photo albums and stories.  They will work on getting tables, chairs, and sunshine!  Kids games start at 1PM.  Music will be provided by “Luck of the Draw” with Dave Secord and they start at 2PM.  The Museum will be making a BIG announcement…

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday & Sunday, July 6th & July 7th, 2013, 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).  For more information contact: info@olympicmusicfestival.org or call: (360) 732-4800.  This weekend they will be featuring “Fireworks for Violin and Piano.”  Ray Chen, violin, and Julio Elizalde, piano, will be performing: MOZART: Sonata for Piano and Violin in A Major, K. 305; PROKOFIEV: Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 94b; BACH: Partita for Violin in E Major, BWV1006; SARASATE: Habañera, Playera, and Zigeunerweisen.

Pickleball Demo and Training
Sunday, July 7th, 2013, 3PM-6PM 
Brinnon Parks and Recreation will be hosting this Pickleball event at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).  Pat and Bonnie Rodgers have graciously donated the court and equipment; Bonnie has offered to demonstrate and teach anyone interested in learning.  If you have any questions, please call Nicole Black at: 360-301-0844.

Kids Summer Reading Event: Read to Rover
Tuesday, July 9th, 2013, 12PM-4PM
Young readers are invited to strengthen their reading skills by reading aloud for 15 minutes to one of the specially trained dogs in the Read to Rover program at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101).  Registration required.  Includes a lunch and snack!  Please register with Patti Herold by calling: 425-502-1147 or emailing:  pawherold@gmail.com.  While you’re waiting for your turn to read, enjoy board games and bingo.  Children of all ages are invited to volunteer as well, contact Patti for details.

Ninth Night Movie & Potluck
Tuesday, July 9th, 2013, Potluck: 6:45PM; Movie: 7:15PM 
Join friends and neighbors at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101).  This will be the last ninth night until September, so enjoy your 89 days of SUMMER.  The theme: Freedom.  Food: Your Choice.  Movie: “The Lady.”  Luc Besson directs this biopic about Burmese pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi, played in the film by Michelle Yeoh. Winner of The International Human Rights Award 2012, Durban International Film Festival 2012 and Nominated for a Satellite Award 2011.

Center Valley Animal Rescue Summer Open House
Saturday, July 13th, 2013, 10AM-4PM
Check out Center Valley Animal Rescue and their animal friends at: 11900 Center Road.  There will be tours, snacks, fun things for kids, and free adoptions for pre-approved applicants (which means applications need to be in by Wednesday, July10)!  For more information call: 360-765-0598.

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday & Sunday, July 13th & July 14th, 2013, 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).  For more information contact: info@olympicmusicfestival.org or call: (360) 732-4800.  This weekend they will be featuring “Mozart Festival.” Korine Fujiwara and Charles Wetherbee, violin, Alan Iglitzin and Jennifer Culp, cello, Teddy Abrams, clarinet, and Julio Elizalde, Piano will be performing: MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major, K. 415; MOZART: String Quartet No. 14 in A Major, K. 464; MOZART: Andante and Variations for Piano, Four-Hands in G Major, K. 501; MOZART: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581.

Kids Summer Reading Event: Mythical Creature Fossil Castings
Tuesday, July 16th, 2013, 12PM-4PM
Make mythical creature fossil castings with Lisa Doray at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101).  Create and decorate a hand or footprint in sand and fill with plaster.  When dried you will have a casting of your very own, imbedded with decorative stones.  Includes a free lunch and snack!  Children of all ages are invited to volunteer as well, contact Patti Herold for details: 425-502-1147 or pawherold@gmail.com.

Jefferson County Parks & Recreation District 2  Meeting
Wednesday, July 17th, 2013, 6:30PM
Everyone is welcome to swing by the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), to see what plans are in the works and share ideas.  Meetings are friendly, casual and supportive.  For more information please visit the district’s new website: www.brinnonparksandrec.org.

‘Freddie Pink’ Rocks the Linger Longer Theater  
Saturday, July 20th, 2013, 6PM
The West Coast’s PREMIERE Rock-N-Soul band.  Featuring a FIRE BREATHING horn section.  From Motown’s R&B hits of the 60’s, to the great rockin’ horn bands of the 80’s and 90’s, the fabulous Freddy Pink will literally blow you away!!  General $20/ Student $15/ Kids 12 and under are free.  Meadow seating – bring camp chairs/blanket.  No pets please.  Beer and Wine garden (21and over with ID), food vendors, free parking.  All ages.

Concert in the Woods-“Witherow
Saturday, July 20th, 2013, 7:30PM
Witherow (formed by Abby Mae & Dillan Witherow), is the combination of two passionate sweethearts meeting together in song.  Full of soaring vocals, heart-wrenching melodies, and intricate guitar, their powerful performances will leave you astounded and breathless!  Check them out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday & Sunday, July 20th & July 21st, 2013, 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).  For more information contact: info@olympicmusicfestival.org or call: (360) 732-4800.  This weekend they will be featuring “Romantic Music.”  Korine Fujiwara and Charles Wetherbee, violin, Alan Iglitzin, viola, Jennifer Culp, cello, and Paul Hersh, piano. ROSZA: Sonata for Two Violins, Opus 15; MENDELSSOHN: Sonata in D Major for Cello and Piano; SCHUMANN: Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op. 44.

Kids Summer Reading Event: Bike Maintenance and Repair
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013, 12PM-4PM
Learn basic bike maintenance and repair from the staff of Port Townsend’s ReCyclery at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101).  Spread the love of bikes and biking.  Bring your wheels!  All ages welcome and tools supplied.  Participants under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.  Includes a free lunch and snack!  Children of all ages are invited to volunteer as well, contact Patti Herold for details: 425-502-1147 or pawherold@gmail.com.

Fire District #2 Special Meeting
Thursday, July 25th, 2013, 7PM
The Commissioners of Quilcene Fire District (Jefferson Co. Fire Dist #2) will hold a Special Meeting at the Quilcene Fire Station (70 Herbert St.), to discuss the need for an increase in the tax levy that supports Fire District operations. Every citizen served by Fire District #2 (this includes Coyle and the Toandas Peninsula) will need to be well-informed on this issue.  Quilcene property owners currently pay 74¢ per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The Commissioners are looking at an increase to $1.25 per $1,000.  The levy increase would be voted by District citizens this November.

Olympic Peninsula Horse Park Pasture Party
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 26th, 27th & 28th
Olympic Peninsula Horse Park is having a Pasture Party at 1014 Duckabush Road in Brinnon.  Festivities include music, wine, mounted horse games, BBQ, and trail rides.  Horse camping is $15.00 per night but we will accept hard labor instead of money.  Dobbie the house pony will likely make an appearance!

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday & Sunday, July 27th & July 28th, 2013, 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.  This weekend they will be featuring “Beethoven Festival.” Stefan Milenkovich and Stefan Hersh, violin, Alan Iglitzin, viola, Bonnie Hampton, cello, and Paul Hersh, piano. BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No.5 in F Major, Op. 24 “Spring”; BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost”; BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3 “Rasumovsky”.

Fire District #2 Meeting
Monday, July 29th, 2013, 7PM
The Commissioners will be holding a meeting at the Quilcene Firehouse at 70 Herbert Street.  The single agenda item will be whether / why / when / how much / what form of tax increase measure will be placed on the ballot.  This will be our opportunity to see the Commissioners discuss what they heard at the meeting on Thursday, understand their reasoning, and hear their decision.  This is VERY IMPORTANT for all of us who are served by Fire District #2 and support the District with our taxes.

Kids Summer Reading Event: Create Crazy Hair Grass Heads
Tuesday, July 30th, 2013, 12PM-4PM
Create crazy hair grass heads with Lisa Doray at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101).  Fill a sock with soil and grass seed, create a face, water it and set it in a sunny spot.  In a few weeks your sock head will grow hilarious hair that can be trimmed.  They will also transplant mint and other plants to take home.  Includes a free lunch and snack.  Children of all ages are invited to volunteer as well, contact Patti Herold for details: 425-502-1147 or pawherold@gmail.com.

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday & Sunday, August 3rd & August 4th, 2013, 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).  For more information contact: info@olympicmusicfestival.org or call: (360) 732-4800.  This weekend they will be featuring “Gypsy Reflections.”  Stefan Milenkovich and Ilana Setapen, violin, Alan Iglitzin, viola, Matthew Zalkind, cello, and Julio Elizalde, piano. HAYDN: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20 No. 4; ENESCU: Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 25 “In the Romanian Style”; BARTOK: Romanian Folk Dances, Sz 56; BRAHMS: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

Jefferson Healthcare Community Forum
Monday, August 5th, 2013, 5PM-7PM
Hear from and discuss opportunities/issues with the leadership of Jefferson Healthcare (which operates the clinic here in Quilcene) at the  Quilcene Community Center, (294952 Highway 101).  Jefferson HealthCare CEO Mike Glenn will be at the meeting, along with candidates for Hospital Board positions.  Jefferson HealthCare leadership goes “on the road” every year to hear from community members throughout their service area. This is your chance to get to know them and talk about the services most important to Quilcene and south county.

Kids Summer Reading Event: Build Hobbit Houses
Tuesday, August 6th, 2013, 12PM-4PM
Build hobbit houses with Lisa Doray at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101).  Using clay, sticks, moss and other natural materials, create a dwelling that any hobbit or woodland sprite would find cozy.   Includes a free lunch and snack!  Children of all ages are invited to volunteer as well, contact Patti Herold for details: 425-502-1147 or pawherold@gmail.com.

Brinnon Parks and Recreation Special Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, August 7th, 2013, 6:30PM
This Special Meeting will be held at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 U.S. Highway 101).  This is just a working meeting to discuss refinement of the operating procedures and possible Metropolitan Parks District Overlay.  There will still be a regular Brinnon Parks and Recreation meeting on August 14th.

Forum on Jefferson County Parks
Thursday, August 8th, 2013, 7PM
The Jefferson County Republican Party is sponsoring a Forum on Jefferson County Parks at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101).  Speakers from Save Our Community Parks, a nonpartisan group, will address the issues surrounding the city/county joint effort to establish a Metropolitan Parks District which will raise taxes to fund a new governmental body to take over all Jefferson County Parks and relate the MPD efforts to existing and proposed Parks and Recreation Districts.  Proponents of the MPD proposal have been invited to present their position.  For more information on Jefferson County park issues: www.SaveOurCommunityParks.com/.  For more information on the Jefferson County Republican forum, contact Gene Farr, chairman: 360-343-4041; www.JeffGOP.com.

Wine and Beer Tasting Gala Event
Friday, August 9th, 2013, 5PM-8PM
The Quilcene Historical Museum presents their ever popular, annual  Wine and Beer Tasting  Gala Event at the Linger Longer Stage (151 Columbia Street). Come and test/taste local flavors from area wineries and breweries with music, vendors and gourmet food available.  Local wines, beers and ciders from: Eaglemount Wine & Cider, Fairwinds Vineyard101 BreweryMarrowstone Vineyards, and Finn River Farm/Cidery.   $15 per person; 12.50 for Museum members.  Tickets are available at the Quilcene Historical Museum and the Quilcene Village Store.  All proceeds support our local museum!

Concert in the Woods-“Victor & Penny
Saturday, August 10th, 2013, 7:30PM
Victor & Penny is a Kansas City based duo singing music they call Antique Pop on ukulele and a lovely old guitar. With characteristic charm and good humor, they bring a fresh twist to music of the early 20th century, unique arrangements of modern tunes as well as clever original songs.  Check them out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday & Sunday, August 10th & August 11th, 2013, 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, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin & viola, Alan Iglitzin, viola, Matthew Zalkind, cello, and Julio Elizalde, piano.BEETHOVEN: String Trio in D Major, Op. 9 No. 2; WALTON: Piano Quartet (1943); FOSS: Capriccio for Cello and Piano (1943); DVORAK: String Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 51.

Quilcene Fire District Commissioners Meeting
Monday, August 12th, 2013, 7PM
This will be a regular monthly meeting for the Quilcene Fire District Commissioners at the Quilcene Fire Station (70 Herbert St).   Everyone is encouraged to attend this meeting.  There are very important items on the “unfinished business” portion of the agenda, including: Forest Service Property, QVFD, Levy Lift and Volunteer Firefighter Reimbursement.  Our Fire District will need all of our support as they make important decisions on these (and other) topics over the coming months.  Come show your support, ask your questions, provide your suggestions.

Kids Summer Reading Event: Paint Local Flora and Fauna
Tuesday, August 13th, 2013, 12PM-4PM
Celebrate our undersea garden by painting the flora and fauna found in Quilcene Bay at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101).  Pictures will be displayed at the Gardeners’ Corner at the Quilcene Fair. Let your imagination run wild!  Includes a free lunch and snack!  Children of all ages are invited to volunteer as well, contact Patti Herold for details: 425-502-1147 or pawherold@gmail.com.

Jefferson County Parks & Recreation District 2  Meeting
Wednesday, August 14th, 2013, 6:30PM
Everyone is welcome to swing by the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), to see what plans are in the works and share ideas.  Meetings are friendly, casual and supportive.  For more information please visit the district’s website: www.brinnonparksandrec.org.

Brinnon Music Group
Thursday, August 15th, 2013, 6:15PM
Interested in making music?  Join the Brinnon Music Group for their first get-together at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).  All are Welcome!  Bring instruments, music books, sheet music, or foot stomping gear.
Future gatherings will meet the third Thursday of each month.  Contact Alan Ostenson for information by email: alan.ostenson@gmail.com.

Brinnon Booster Club BBQ Rib Dinner Fundraiser
Friday, August 16th, 2013, 5PM-7PM 
Sherry will be making BBQ ribs, baked beans, corn bread, potato salad, cold slaw, corn on the cob, dessert, and beverage for $15 a plate at the Brinnon Booster Club Building (151 Corey Lane).  Children under 6 are free.  There will also be door prizes and a silent auction. All proceeds from the dinner will go toward repairing the Booster Club roof. Anyone wanting to make a donation may do so by mailing it to the Brinnon Booster Club, P.O. Box 21, Brinnon, WA. 98320.

Concert in the Woods- “Brongaene Griffin
Saturday, August 17th, 2013, 7:30PM
Brongaene (Bronnie) Griffin began playing fiddle at age 8 and never wavered.  Raised on Old-Time and Bluegrass her father brought her up hearing the richness of Americana and other traditional styles of music until she met fiddler Kevin Burke whereupon she developed her lifelong love of Irish music.  Bronnie is known for her strident sounding Irish fiddling where her roots sound throughout.  Join her for celtic fiddling with Nancy Conescu and Mike Doolin, at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday & Sunday, August 17th & August 18th, 2013, 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.  This weekend they will be featuring “Schubert Festival.”  Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin, and Julio Elizalde, piano. SCHUBERT: Moments Musicaux for Piano, D. 780; SCHUBERT: Rondo in B minor for Violin and Piano, D. 895; SCHUBERT: Impromptu No. 1 for Piano in C minor, D. 899; SCHUBERT: Fantasy in C Major for Violin and Piano, D. 934

First Annual All County Picnic
Sunday, August 18th, 2013, 11AM-5PM
EVERYONE is welcome at this County-wide event at HJ Carroll Park (9884 Rhody Drive in Chimacum).  It’s all about community and neighborhood preparedness.  The picnic will be fun for all ages!  There will be live music, a Farmer’s market, a craft fairkids activitiessports games and emergency preparedness presentations.  You can check out how to use a HAM radio throughout the day. Bring your fire extinguishers to the picnic between 11 and 1 to have them checked for viability (small fee involved).  Bring your own picnic, plan a potluck picnic with your neighbors, or buy your lunch from the many onsite food vendors.  Please remember that there are no pets and no alcohol allowed at this event.  Video Invitation.

Brinnon Senior Supper Club BBQ Dinner
Thursday, August 22nd, 2013, 5PM
The Senior Supper Club will be having its last BBQ Rib Dinner for this summer at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).  Only $5!  Call the Community Center at: 360-796-4350, to reserve your spot!

MoonFest 2013 at Lake Leland
Friday, August 23rd, 2013, 3PM
Saturday & Sunday, August 24th & 25th, 2013, 10AM
Join the fun at this outdoor music festival celebrating original music by master musicians in a pristine setting next to Lake Leland and the Olympic Mountains (322 Munn Road in Quilcene).  Proceeds benefit World Vision.  Featuring the incredible talents of Roger FisherBlake NobleCaspian CoberlyLeroy BellJunkyard Jane, EchoesLefthand SmokeEthan FreckletonAlice StuartDusty 45′sTrue SpokesImpossible Bird and many more artists to be announced!  Children 15 and under admitted free with adult ticket purchase.  Ticket Information.  Limited number of on-site car camping and RV spots available.

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday & Sunday, August 24th & August 25th, 2013, 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.  This weekend they will be featuring “Czech & French Soundscapes.”  Jessica Lee, violin, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin & viola, Alan Iglitzin, viola, Patrick Jee, cello, and Julio Elizalde, piano. MARTINU: Sonata for 2 Violins and Piano, H. 213; DVORÁK: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 61; CHOPIN: Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60; FAURÉ: Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor, Op. 45.

GMO Film Showing: “The World According to Monsanto”
Thursday, August 29th, 2013, 7PM
The Quilcene Community Center, (294952 Highway 101), is one of four sites where a series of films on GMOs will be shown free of charge on three successive Thursday evenings – August 29th, September 5th & September 12th.  And following these dates, a final film “GMO OMG” will be shown on September 21st & 22nd at theaters in Port Townsend.

Rob’s BBQ and Rummage Sale
Friday & Saturday, August 30th&31st, Friday: 10AM-4PM & Saturday: 10AM-3PM 
Enjoy delicious BBQ hamburgers with potato salad or BBQ hotdogs at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).  *Venders are needed! Bring those garage sale treasures on down and make some extra cash* Call Rob to reserve your spot: (360) 390-8036.

Olympic Music Festival
Saturday & Sunday, August 31st & September 1st, 2013, 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.  This weekend will be their Season Finale, featuring: Jessica Lee and Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin, Alan Iglitzin, viola, Patrick Jee, cello, and Julio Elizalde, piano. BACH: Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052; BRAHMS: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, op. 24; BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127

8th Annual Quilcene Shin-dig
Saturday, August 31st, 2013, 12PM-8PM (or later!)
Join your friends and neighbors for this free, annual, musical, social event at the Quilcene Historical Theater at 11 Old Church Road.  Locust Street Taxi, the Groove Merchant, the Machete SistersStatic Illusion, Scott Wilson, The Village Idiots, Elizabeth Frantz, Guest STAR performer Lynval Golding of “The Specials,” and more will be performing!  Local vendor booths will be set up (including the Plaid Pepper Hot Dog Stand!).  The event is free to the public, donations accepted.  All proceeds go to pay the bands and contribute to the restoration of the theatre.  Bring chairs, friends and dancing shoes.

September 2013

GMO Film Showing: “Seeds of Death”
Thursday, September 5th, 2013, 7PM
Check out the second in a series of films on GMOs, being shown free of charge, at the Quilcene Community Center, (294952 Highway 101).  And following these dates, a final film “GMO OMG” will be shown on September 21st & 22nd at theaters in Port Townsend.

District 3 Charter Government Candidates Night
Monday, September 9th, 2013, 7PM
The Brinnon Booster Club will be hosting this Candidates Night at the Brinnon Booster Club Building (151 Corey Lane).  Each candidate will have an opportunity to introduce themselves, followed by a question and answer period.

Ninth Night Movie & Potluck 
Monday, September 9th, 2013, Potluck-6:30PM; Movie-7PM
The Ninth Night Potluck and a Movie resumes after its summer recess!  Movie Maven Sharon McClain has chosen a great film treat for all of us – a movie made by Quilcene’s own Greg Brotherton“Shadowed.”  It won the LOCAL AUDIENCE CHOICE award at the 7th Annual Tacoma Film Festival last October.  84 mins /Not Rated.  In SHADOWED, a group of friends must survive a night in the wilderness after one of the party is found stabbed to death. Is the killer is out in the woods? Or is it one of them? The answer depends on unraveling the mystery of their friend, who died suspiciously, and whose killer was never found.   The POTLUCK THEME for the night is “Come Party in the WOODS” with foods (like chicken dummies or s’mores) or something you’d have at a party before you got lost in the woods . . .There will be TRIVIA PRIZES!

GMO Film Showing: “Genetic Roulette-The Gamble of Our Lives” & “Seeds of Freedom “
Thursday, September 12th, 2013, 7PM
Check out two free films in a series of films on GMOs, at the Quilcene Community Center, (294952 Highway 101).  And following these dates, a final film “GMO OMG” will be shown on September 21st & 22nd at theaters in Port Townsend.

3rd Annual Little Miss Pearl Pageant
Friday, September 13th, 2013, 6PM-7PM
Head down to the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101) to see who gets crowned with the pearl tiara this year!  Inspired by the flow of the salmon, this year’s theme is: “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.”  Little Miss Pearl 2013 will be chosen, by chance, in a  peek-a-boo roses ceremony.  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!  Fresh fruit desserts, homemade ice cream, gifts and games!

Quilcene Oyster Half-Marathon, Salmon and  Ranger Run Pre-Registration
Saturday, September 14th, 2013, 11AM-1PM
Pre-Register for the races at the Quilcene Post Office!

11th Annual Jefferson County Farm Tour
Sunday, September 15th VIEW MAP
county.wsu.edu/jefferson
Experience working farms and connect with local farmers. Over 20 commercial farms will open their gates and offer tours. You’ll see farm animals; cheese making and other demonstrations; take part in apple tastings; learn about shellfish farming; listen to live music and entertainment and so much more. Many farms will host food vendors serving locally inspired dishes.

Stops on BOTH Farm and Fiber Tours. Click to view.
Stops on BOTH Farm and Fiber Tours. Click image to view.

The Port Townsend Food Coop, Chimacum Corner Farmstand, and the Quilcene Village Store will serve as information hubs for this tour. Be sure to drop to pick up the Farm Tour Guide, maps of participating farms, and find carpool companions.

MORE: Make the rounds of the Farm Tour by bicycle as part of the Edible Pedal, a co-sponsored event with Edible Seattle where cyclists can ride from farm to farm, all skill levels welcome! Culminating in a big barbecue… For more details: edibleseattle.com

Olympic Peninsula Fiber Farm Tour
BOTH Saturday and Sunday, September 14th and 15th
http://www.olypenfiberfarmtour.com/
SIX farm families in Jefferson County will host spinning and weaving demonstrations and lots of wonderful wool products for sale. Visit all six farms and receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win a beautiful gift basket filled with wonderful items donated by the farms on the tour and their vendors. Fiber Farm Tour stops are BLUE markers on this interactive map.

“Boogie for the Beasts” Fundraising Gala & Concert
Sunday, September 15; 4-8pm
Center Valley Animal Rescue of Quilcene hosts its fun annual event at the Linger Longer Outdoor Theater! Entrance donation: $12 adults; $10 students and seniors; age 10 and under free. Musical guests include local favorites “Rhythm Ride”, Jeff Wittekind and Friends, and stories and songs with Mitch Luckett BBQ, Beer and Wine garden (21 and over with ID), Games for kids, Animal art, Henna, Chair massage, CVAR items for sale! Complete hot dog dinner for $5! Meadow seating, bring a camp chair or blanket. No pets at this event, just humans please. Call CVAR at 360-765-0598, send an email to sara@centervalleyanimalrescue.org, or visit them online at http://centervalleyanimalrescue.org

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GMO Film Showing: “Seeds of Freedom”
Thursday, September 19th, 2013, 7PM
The film ‘Seeds of Freedom’ will be shown at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101).  This 1/2 hour film will be the last in this 4-part serires.  It will show “how the loss of indigenous seed goes hand in hand with the loss of biodiversity and related knowledge, the loss of cultural traditions and practices; the loss of livelihoods; and the loss of food sovereignty.”  If you can’t make it down to the Community Center showing, but would still like to see Seeds of Freedom, it’s download-able at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-bK8X2s1kI.

Quilcene Fair Carnival
Friday & Saturday, September 20th & 21st, 2013
Cascade Amusment’s Carnival will be returning to the fair after a year off.  Presale tickets will be available soon at The Quilcene Village StoreUS BankMunn Brothers and more.  $15 for an all day pass or $20 the day of the carnival.

Cove RV Semi-Annual Swap Meet
Saturday, September 21st, 2013, 9AM-5PM
Got junk?  Buy or sell at the Cove RV Park & Country Store Semi-Annual Swap Meet!  Space rent is $20.00 per seller.  Load in starting at 7:00am.  Load out by 7:00pm.  Great traffic, advertised in local newspapers, flyers, highway signage and Craigslist.

Habitat for Humanity Parking Lot Sale
Saturday, September 21st, 2013, 11AM-3PM
Drop by the Habitat for Humanity Store in Quilcene to find some great deals!

The 2013 Quilcene Fair
Saturday, September 21st, 2013
Held on the grounds of the Quilcene School at: 294715 Highway 101 in Quilcene.  This year’s theme is : “Celebrating the return of the salmon.  There will be Vintage Cars on display, an Arts & Crafts corner, a Gardeners’ corner , a rafflevendors, a parade and more!  Ali MarcusThe Harmonica PocketCarolyn Cruso, and Night Beat will be performing.  Come join the fun!  Check out their website for more details.  Parade at 11AM.  Community Portrait at noon.

Concert in the Woods-”Carolyn Cruso
Saturday, September 21st, 2013, 7:30PM
Carolyn Cruso is from Orcas Island. She is equally at home on hammered dulcimer, flute, guitar and vocals and performs a diverse array of original tunes and songs as well as traditional material.  Her instrumental compositions are inspired by her strong connection to nature as well as her extensive travel and the cultures she’s encountered along the way. Her unusual and lyrical approach to the dulcimer especially delights audiences and has even won over curmudgeons who swore they hated hammered dulcimer!  Check her out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Voices for Veterans 
Thursday, September 26th, 2013, 1PM
The Dosey Dux is sponsoring a representative from Voices for Veterans organization.  The Dosey Dux felt the Voices for Veterans should get their message to more veterans and interested community.  They are inviting the public to hear what he has to say, hoping some will want to help and others will learn about the services veterans can receive with their help.

Quilcene Oyster Half-Marathon, Salmon Run (10K) and  Ranger Run (5K) 
Saturday, September 28th, 2013, 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. Proceeds benefit the Quilcene-Brinnon Dollars for Scholars and the Friends of Parks and Recreation.  Check out their website to register and for more details on each course: http://quilcenehalfmarathon.com/

Brinnon Brunch Buffet
Saturday, September 28th, 2013, 10AM-2PM
Drop by the Brinnon Community Center, (306144 Highway 101), to enjoy some delicious home made crepes with fruit fillings and sauces, sausage, juice and coffee.  Donation: $7.00.  Proceeds go to help fund: Children’s Halloween Party, Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Children’s Christmas Party, and the Seniors’ Christmas Luncheon.

Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, September 28th, 2013, 1PM-5PM
Support the Lions Club Scholarhip Progam and Club Charities while enjoying a delicous Spaghetti Dinner at the Masonic Lodge (107 Herbert St.) in Quilcene.  Only $8!

October 2013

Brinnon All Community Meeting with School Board and Superintendent
Tuesday, October 1st, 2013, 5:30 PM
All community members are invited to attend this meeting in the Library of the Brinnon School.  Please attend to learn more about the state scoring system for schools our size and have your questions answered.  The PTO is going to serve a Spaghetti Dinner with Garlic Bread, Green Beans and Strawberry Shortcake for only $3 per person. There will be the regular School Open House commencing at 6:15PM.  The teachers and staff want to share some exciting new programs in our school.

Live Recording Session at the Old Quilcene Theater
Saturday, October 5th, 2013, 7PM
This live recording session, featuring John “Scooch” Cugno, “The 88’s” and Jim McLaughlin at the Old Quilcene Theater (11 Old Church Road), will be free to the public, however SEATING IS LIMITED.  Donations to the hosting facility would be gratefully accepted.  Sponsored by Woodsound 101 Studio and Waltz Lumber.

Jefferson County Parks & Recreation District 2  Meeting
Wednesday, October 9th, 2013, 6:30PM
Everyone is welcome to swing by the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), to see what plans are in the works and share ideas.  Meetings are friendly, casual and supportive.  For more information please visit the district’s website: www.brinnonparksandrec.org.

Ninth Night Movie: “The Road”
Wednesday, October 9th, 2013, Potluck-6:30PM; Movie-7PM
Head over to the  Quilcene Community Center (294715 Highway 101) for an award winning, post-apocalyptic tale of a father and son’s journey through a burned America.  Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Cormac McCarthy.  Potluck theme:  If this was your last meal, what would you serve to share with the last normal people left in Quilcene?

Pre-Election Public Forum in Quilcene
Tuesday, October 15th, 2013, 7PM-9PM
Sponsored by the American Association of University Women, the Port Townsend/Jefferson County Leader and the League of Women Voters-Jefferson County.  This forum will feature candidates for the Quilcene School District Director-At Large Position 5, Port of Port Townsend Commissioner District 2, and Port Commissioner District 3.  There will also be a discussion on Proposition 1, framing a county charter. All this at the  Quilcene Community Center (294715 Highway 101).

Brinnon Food Bank Annual Food Drive
Saturday, October 19th, 2013, 10AM-1PM
The Brinnon Food Bank will be accepting monetary donations and non perishable food items at the Halfway House parking lot.  Anything you can contribute would be greatly appreciated!

Concert in the Woods- “MoZo”
Saturday, October 19th, 2013, 7:30PM
MoZo began as a street busking project, a 2-person empire of politically-minded bicyclists, Moe Provencher and Aimee Zoe. Folk-pop and blues meets rock ‘n roll. Sometimes they play shows as a duo with just a washboard, harmonica, and acoustic guitar… sometimes Moe slings on the electric and Aimee plays a full kit. It rocks. Come watch them at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Jefferson Healthcare Services Expansion Discussion 
Monday, October 21st, 2013, 2PM-3PM
Join Jefferson Healthcare at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), for a discussion on the potential expansion of healthcare services in your community.  They are seeking your input and priorities on the question of what expanded healthcare services might be in the Brinnon and Quilcene community.  For more info, please contact Kate Burke at: kburke@jeersonhealthcare.org.

Jefferson Healthcare Services Expansion Discussion 
Thursday, October 24th, 2013, 5:30PM-6:30PM
Join Jefferson Healthcare at the Quilcene Community Center (294715 Highway 101), for a discussion on the potential expansion of healthcare services in your community.  They are seeking your input and priorities on the question of what expanded healthcare services might be in the Brinnon and Quilcene community.  For more info, please contact Kate Burke at: kburke@jeersonhealthcare.org.

Brinnon Community Theatre Presents: “Frankenstein Slept Here”
Friday, October 25th, 2013, 7PM
Drop by the Brinnon Booster Club (151 Corey Lane) for laughs, spooky sets, outrageous costumes, wacky Halloween fun and music!  Only $5.  For more information call Robin Lakenes: 360-351-1545.  Two more showings on Sunday, October 27th.

Kids Halloween Party
Saturday, October 26th, 2013, 2PM-4PM
Swing by the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), for pizza, cupcakes, games and spooky surprises for all!  This free event is hosted by the Brinnon Senior Organization.

Brinnon Community Theatre Presents: “Frankenstein Slept Here”
Sunday, October 27th, 2013, 2PM & 6PM
Drop by the Brinnon Booster Club (151 Corey Lane) for laughs, spooky sets, outrageous costumes, wacky Halloween fun and music!  Only $5.  For more information call Robin Lakenes: 360-351-1545.

Jefferson County Library Open House
Wednesday, October 30th, 2013, 2PM-4PM
Join the crew at the Jefferson County Library for an Open House to honor retiring Library Director, Ray Serebrin, at the Jefferson County Library in Port Hadlock (620 Cedar Ave).  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Jefferson County Library.  For more information call: 360-385-6544.

Quilcene Halloween Party
Thursday, October 31st, 2013, 6PM
Drop by the Quilcene Community Center (294715 Highway 101), for a fun-filled evening with a costume contestgamesdoor prizes and candy!

Halloween BBQ Rib Dinner
Thursday, October 31st, 2013, 5PM
Celebrate Halloween with a BBQ rib dinner at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).  Reservations are required, so sign up by October 30 by calling 796-4350.  In addition to BBQ ribs with all the fix’ins, the Halloween goblin is planning for potato salad and build your own ice cream Sundae.  All for only $5.00!

November 2013

Ballot Issues Discussion in Brinnon
Friday, November 1st, 2013, 11AM-1PM
During Brinnon Soup at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), there will be an open discussion of ballot Issues, including I-522, 517 and other questions for the November 5th Election.  All are welcome!

Pulled Pork Dinner
Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, 5PM-7PM
The Quilcene Presbyterian Church invites you to a delicious dinner including: pulled pork, salad, a potato dish and dessert.  Donations will support local kids for summer church camps.  As a special treat, there will be a concert by Port Angeles musician Michael Rivers during the dinner.

Heartsaver CPR/AED Class 
Thursday, November 7th, 2013, 6PM-10PM
Our local Fire District is offering a class in town to earn CPR certification, whether it’s for your job, volunteer position, or personal peace of mind.  Just $25 for this 4-hour class!  Fire Chief Larry Karp wants to help get our community better prepared for medical emergencies.  There’s no minimum age requirement for these classes.  Class sizes are limited, so sign up as soon as possible with Chief Karp at 360-765-3333 or email: chief@qvfd.org.   There will also be a First Aid class on Saturday, November 9th.

First Aid Class 
Saturday, November 9th, 2013, 9AM-1PM
Our local Fire District is offering a First Aid class, for anyone who wants to be well prepared for incidents where basic First Aid skills and good preventive practices could save a life.  The cost is a reasonable $25.  Class sizes are limited, so sign up as soon as possible with Chief Karp at 360-765-3333 or email: chief@qvfd.org.

Ninth Night Movie & Potluck
Saturday, November 9th, 2013, Potluck: 6PM  Movie: 6:15PM
With the Vote on November 5th, RED is the film for this month.  RED is an action-packed movie with a “Why is the Government doing this to me?” twist.  Released in 2010, it stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Keith Urban.  It is 111 minutes.  When his peaceful life is threatened by a hi-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.  The dinner theme will be ‘Light,’ inspired by the end of Daylight Savings Time for this year.  Bring lite refreshments, snacks or dessert to share at the Quilcene Community Center (294952 Highway 101).

Concert in the Woods-“The Gloria Darlings
Saturday, November 9th, 2013, 7:30PM
This 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! Check them out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Jefferson County Parks & Recreation District 2  Meeting
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013, 6:30PM
Everyone is welcome to swing by the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), to see what plans are in the works and share ideas.  Meetings are friendly, casual and supportive.  For more information please visit the district’s website: www.brinnonparksandrec.org.

The Picket Fence Holiday Open House
Thursday-Sunday, November 21st-24th, 2013, 10AM-4PM
Drop by The Picket Fence (21 Dutch Lane in Quilcene) and pick up some unique, quality, local goods before the last minute Christmas rush. The store will be jammed packed with wonderful things for your shopping wants and needs.

Brinnon Community Thanksgiving Feast 
Thursday, November 28th, 2013, 3PM 
Celebrate Turkey Day with your neighbors and friends at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).  Sponsored by the Brinnon Senior Organization.  They will be proudly serving: turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetable, rolls, salad, and the music stylings of The Seacords!  Please sign up at the Community Center by November 22nd. 360-796-4350

The Sixth Annual Quilcene Craft Faire 
Saturday, November 30th, 2013, 10AM-4PM
Find unique gifts for family and friends at the Quilcene Community Center (294715 Highway 101). The crafts-makers are very skilled, and prices are always reasonable.  Check out the variety of creative items made by the clever and enterprising Quilcene crafters!  Talk with Santa and get your holiday picture taken for just $5!  Plus, the “Expert Pit Master” from Zoogs Cave Man Cookin’ will be offering lunch from 10:30am to 2pm.  Pulled pork or beef sandwich with coleslaw or potato salad.  ALL the proceeds from the vendors’ table fees and raffle ticket sales benefit the Quilcene Food Bank.  Evelyn Gunther and Dora Whittaker started the Quilcene Craft Faire tradition 6 years ago, and continue to bring it back every year, thanks for all your time and effort!

The Picket Fence- Small Business Saturday Opening
Saturday, November 30th, 2013, 10AM-4PM
Celebrate Small Business Saturday with the The Picket Fence (21 Dutch Lane) in Quilcene.  This is a wonderful opportunity to find unique, handcrafted gifts from local creative minds!

Olympic Art Gallery- Small Business Saturday Opening
Saturday, November 30th, 2013, 10AM-3PM
Celebrate Small Business Saturday with the Olympic Art Gallery (40 Washington Street) in Quilcene.  This is a fantastic time to get your Nature and Wildlife Holiday Gifts!  They have hand turned bowls, scroll saw art, photography, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, metal art, bronzes,wood carvings, paintings, fire pits, and much more.    For more information, e-mail: info@olympicartgallery.com or Call Sally at 360-531-2015.

First Lighting of the Quilcene Village Christmas Tree
Saturday, November 30th, 2013, Sunset
This Saturday evening, as the sun slides behind Walker Mountain, everyone in Quilcene can participate in the FIRST EVER lighting of the new Village Christmas Tree.  It’s at the intersection of Hwy 101 and Rodgers, at the Northwest corner of the “commercial center” building that houses the Post Office, Jefferson HealthCare Clinic, MunnBro’s Hood Canal Properties, Lux Lumina Salon, and Dragonfly Embroidery.  There will be carols, cookies and cider.

Open Mic Night 
Saturday, November 30th, 2013, 5PM-8PM
Drop by Twana Roadhouse (101 Brewery) and check out our local musicians or sign up and perform!  For more information or to sign up, please call Shawn at: 360-774-0479.

Brinnon Community Christmas Tree and Nativity Lighting
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013, 5PM
Join the Brinnon Community in lighting their Christmas Tree and Nativity on Highway 101 next to Johnston Realty!

Brinnon Booster Club Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday, December 7th, 2013, 9AM
Swing by the Booster Club building (151 Corey Street) in Brinnon to find homemade goodies, local crafts and unique holiday wares.

Center Valley Animal Rescue’s Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 7th, 2013, 10AM-4PM
Check out Center Valley Animal Rescue and their animal friends at: 11900 Center Road.  Featuring: Braden Duncan with her animal artSophia of Limitless Henna; and Margaret Olson doing chair massages.  Get your picture with Santa!  Enjoy savory & sweet treats!  Themed baskets for raffle and silent auction can make perfect gifts.  Sorry, for the health of their animals no pets.  No adoption fee for pre-approved applicants (applications must be received no later than Tues, Dec 3.)  For more information call: 360-765-0598.

Help Light Up Quilcene
Saturday, December 7th, 2013, 11AM
Many of the buildings up and down the Village Center corridor have been skillfully decorated, but the job’s not quite finished.  Quilcene (and the Light Up the Town elves) needs your help!  This Saturday, come down to the Quilcene Village Store and donate a couple hours of your Christmas Spirit to help decorate. Bring a ladder if you have one and dress warmly!

Concert in the Woods- “The Mogi’s”
Saturday, December 7th, 2013, 7:30PM
Kim Trenerry and Jason Mogi are back in the saddle again with their new duo, “The Mogi’s”. Kim and Jason return with the unique yet familiar sound that launched Deadwood Revival back in 2005, but with the vitality and freshness of new beginnings. Performing unforgettable original songs by Kim and Jason on acoustic guitars and/or banjo/bass, as well as covers and traditionals. Come watch them at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Center Valley Pottery Grand Opening Sale
Sunday, December 8th, 12PM-7PM
A much-anticipated inaugural studio sale from local artist Jeff Horwath features functional pottery,
cups, bowls, plates and mugs at: Finnriver Farm and Cidery (62 Barn Swallow Rd, Chimacum), 360-732-4337.

Presentation of “My Hope America with Billy Graham
Sunday, December 8th, 2013, 6PM
“My Hope America with Billy Graham” will be presented in celebration of  Billy Graham’s 95th birthday at the Quilcene Community Center (294715 Highway 101).  Those who wish to get started in bringing others can contact, Pastor John (McDuff) at: 765-4838.  This year, Mr. Graham recorded a new message to the people of North America, which was combined with real-life stories from individuals who had life-changing encounters with Jesus. The result is a series of powerful, 30-minute videos that share the Gospel message in a compelling way.  This is a “neutral environment” and the gathering is not church function.  The film is non-denominational.  All are invited to a Sunday evening of holiday appetizers, desserts, and scrumptious festive delights.  

Ninth Night Movie: “Millions”
Monday, December 9th, 2013, Potluck- 6PM; Movie- 6:30PM
The theme is Christmas Give Away.  Christmas Dinner is on the table.  Bring what ever you would have shared at a Christmas dinner.  There will be Trivia prizes!  Millions is a family movie, so bring the little ones if you wish
98 minutes, rated PG.  Ethics, being human and the soul come to the fore when a 7-year old finds a bag of British pounds just days before the currency is switched to Euros, and learns what we are really made of.  Stars Alex Etel James Nesbitt, Daisy Donovan.

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District No. 2 Public Meeting
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013, 6:30PM
The next Brinnon Parks and Recreation District will be held at the Brinnon Community Center(306144 U.S. Highway 101).

Annual Santa Lucia Party
Friday, December 13th, 2013, 6AM
Join Quilcene’s own Serendipity Farm is having their Santa Lucia party again this year!  They will have the parade of animals, the Lucia bride shivering and carrying goodies and light to usher in the increased light, a huge bonfire, plus breakfast in the barn.  If children want to come walk in the procession across the farm call Arianne 360-765-0834. Or just show up at 5:45 at the Bertuccis’ house off Columbia Street.

27th Annual Chimacum Arts and Crafts Fair
Saturday & Sunday, December 14th & 15th, 2013, 10AM-4PM
Enjoy hand made gifts of all varieties – gold and silversmith, textiles, candles, woodworking, leather works, bird houses, food, clothing, and more at the Chimacum High School Campus (91 West Valley Road).  Entry Fee $3.

Retirement Open House
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013, 11AM-4PM
Come thank US Bank Manager Lisa Hames for her 36 years of excellence at US Bank.  Lisa is retiring soon, drop by and give her a great send-off!

Organizing Meeting for Recreation Programs
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013, 6PM-8PM
At this meeting, held in the Cotton Building, (607 Water Street) in Port Townsend, they will announce significant reductions in recreation programming that Jefferson County Parks & Recreation is able to provide, effective 2014 and in 2015.  Questions will be ansered, groups will be invited to take over or replace programming impacted by the County’s retreat, and options will be explored for continuing to serve youth and families with positive recreation opportunities throughout the County.

Brinnon Supper Club Christmas Dinner
Thursday, December 19th, 5PM
Meet and greet with hors d’oeurves, shrimp and sparkling cider punch.  At 6PM dinner will be served with your choice of Prime Rib or Bone-in Ham with all the trimmings and dessert, for only $5!  Space is limited, so call the Brinnon Community Center early to reserve your spot: 360-769-4350.

Chirstmas Sing-a-long & Potluck
Thursday, December 19th, 5PM
Join friends and neighbors at the Quilcene First Presbyterian Church (294433 US Highway 101) for a  Christmas songs sing-a-long at 5 PM and potluck at 5:30 PM.  360-765-3930.

Kid’s Christmas Party at the Quilcene Fire Station
Saturday, December 21st, 1PM
Santa will arrive on a fire engine for photos and visiting at the Jefferson County Fire Dist. #2 Station, (70 Herbert Street), 765-3333.  There will also be candy canes, crafts and hot chocolate.

Kids Christmas Party in Brinnon
Saturday, December 21st, 2PM-4PM
Join the holiday fun at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101).  Handmade Pizza will be served by Christmas Elves!  Santa will arrive on the Brinnon Fire Truck and has a gift for each child!

Winter Solstice Caroling, Cookies & Campfire at Finnriver
Saturday, December 21st, 3PM-5PM
Join in for some song and sweetness on the afternoon of the winter solstice, a day for honoring the turning earth and for appreciating the warmth of our friends and neighbors at Finnriver (62 Barn Swallow Rd, Chimacum) 360-732-4337.

Concert in the Woods-“Laura Meyer
Saturday, December 21st, 2013, 7:30PM
It’s hard to put your finger on Laura Meyer. Alternating between folk and blues, with soul to burn, her tough-minded songs simply don’t seem like they could have come from her. Check her out at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, on the Coyle Peninsula at: 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene.

Christmas Service in Brinnon
Sunday, December 22nd, 2013, 10AM
Christmas Service with children’s Christmas play and Christmas music ensemble at 10:50AM, preceded by a Christmas Breakfast Buffet Potluck at 10AM at the Brinnon Community Church.

Christmas Caroling & Potluck in Brinnon
Sunday, December 22nd, 2013, 4PM
Join friends and neighbors for Christmas Caroling in the Community with a Potluck following.  Meet at the Brinnon Community Church.

Christmas Eve Service in Quilcene
Tuesday, December 24th, 2013, 6PM
A Christmas Service will be held at Quilcene First Presbyterian Church (294433 US Highway 101).

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service in Brinnon
Tuesday, December 24th, 2013, 6:30PM
A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at the Brinnon Community Church.

New Year’s Eve Party
Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
Check out WoodSound101‘s Open House/New Year’s Eve Party at The Old Quilcene Theater (11 Old Church Road).  This will be a pot-luck party and all are welcome to attend.  Please bring finger-foods and/or beverages to contribute.  Naturally, there will also be musical entertainment and if you’d like to perform, please contact Scott Wilson: Scott@WoodSound101.com.


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