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January 2017

Spiritual Read with the Interfaith Amigos
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Tuesdays from January 3 -February 28, join Rabbi Ted Falcon (Jewish), Pastor Don MacKenzie (Christian) and Imam Jamal Rahman (Islamic), known as the Interfaith Amigos, as they read from their book Finding Peace through Spiritual Practice. Reflect and discuss with this facilitator led group, as they look at the specific issues we face in a pluralistic society and the spiritual practices that can help us transcend those roadblocks to effective collaboration on the critical issues of our time.

Concerts in the Woods – “Ranger & the ‘Re-Arrangers’
Sunday, January 8th 2017, 3:00PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Seattle Gypsy jazz band Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite with their unique twist on Gypsy jazz.  The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, the music of Django Reinhardt, and Ranger’s unique originals.

Tech Tuesday: How to Download Library eBooks
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017, 2:30PM-4:30PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101.
Join Jefferson County Library staff on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for a free technology class from 2:30PM-3:30PM, followed by open tech assistance from 3:30PM-4:30PM.  This month, discover various titles of eBooks and eAudio books available through the library, then learn how to download them to your computer or device.

Spiritual Read with the Interfaith Amigos
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Join Rabbi Ted Falcon (Jewish), Pastor Don MacKenzie (Christian) and Imam Jamal Rahman (Islamic), known as the Interfaith Amigos, as they read from their book Finding Peace through Spiritual Practice. Reflect and discuss with this facilitator led group, as they look at the specific issues we face in a pluralistic society and the spiritual practices that can help us transcend those roadblocks to effective collaboration on the critical issues of our time.

Mountain Lions in our Backyard
Friday, January 13th, 2017, 5:00PM-6:00PM
Old Nordland Church Community Hall, 7120 Flagler Road, Norland
Come join Jefferson Land Trust and CedarRoot School as they host a public presentation by mountain lion expert Mark Elbroch, who will speak about about the social lives of large cats and answer questions from the audience. Entry is free; donations to offset costs are greatly appreciated. Space is limited to 45 people; please RSVP by emailing info@cedarrootschool.org with the subject line “Cougars”.

Spiritual Read with the Interfaith Amigos
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Join Rabbi Ted Falcon (Jewish), Pastor Don MacKenzie (Christian) and Imam Jamal Rahman (Islamic), known as the Interfaith Amigos, as they read from their book Finding Peace through Spiritual Practice. Reflect and discuss with this facilitator led group, as they look at the specific issues we face in a pluralistic society and the spiritual practices that can help us transcend those roadblocks to effective collaboration on the critical issues of our time.

Meet Author and Equestrian Kim McCarrel
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Join author and avid trail rider Kim McCarrel as she shares her latest book, Riding Southwest Washington Horse Trails, which focuses on the wonderful trails between the Coast and the crest of the Cascades, and from Olympia and the Oregon border.

Geology Group Talk: The Untold Story of Mt. Saint Helens
Saturday, January 21st, 2017, 4:00PM-5:00PM
Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Avenue, Port Townsend
Mt. St Helens’ eruption transformed volcanic science, the study of environmental resilience, our perceptions of what it will take to survive on an increasingly dangerous planet, and revealed how the past is constantly present in our lives.  Powerful economic and historical forces influenced the fates of those affected that day, including the construction of the nation’s railroads, harvest of our vast forests, and protection of America’s public lands.  Shedding new light on the cataclysm, author Steve Olson interweaves the history and science behind the eruption with riveting stories of life and death.

Concerts in the Woods – “The Debutones
Sunday, January 22nd 2017, 3:00PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
The Debutones excel at bringing to light hidden gems of acoustic roots-based songs with compelling stories and beautiful melodies––some country, some folk, and some bluegrass. The ‘Tones’ love and command of the music they play come through in every song, delivered with their signature vocal harmonies and stellar instrumentals.

Spiritual Read with the Interfaith Amigos
Tuesday, January 24th, 2017, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Join Rabbi Ted Falcon (Jewish), Pastor Don MacKenzie (Christian) and Imam Jamal Rahman (Islamic), known as the Interfaith Amigos, as they read from their book Finding Peace through Spiritual Practice. Reflect and discuss with this facilitator led group, as they look at the specific issues we face in a pluralistic society and the spiritual practices that can help us transcend those roadblocks to effective collaboration on the critical issues of our time.

Where Words and Music Meet
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Join PoetryMusic members Chris Lee and Colleen O’Brien for a delightful meeting of music and poetry ranging from Shakespeare to Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. In the tradition of the classical art song, where composers wrote music for the poetry to be sung, this chamber jazz duo combines poetry, exquisite music and visual images for a truly unique multi-media experience.

Spiritual Read with the Interfaith Amigos
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Join Rabbi Ted Falcon (Jewish), Pastor Don MacKenzie (Christian) and Imam Jamal Rahman (Islamic), known as the Interfaith Amigos, as they read from their book Finding Peace through Spiritual Practice. Reflect and discuss with this facilitator led group, as they look at the specific issues we face in a pluralistic society and the spiritual practices that can help us transcend those roadblocks to effective collaboration on the critical issues of our time.

February 2017

Plant and Maintain Your Own Healthy Fruit Trees
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Master Gardener Judi Stewart will share her vast knowledge of growing healthy fruit trees. She will explain the benefits of growing your own fruit trees and offer advice on how to maintain them.  Co-sponsored by the Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation.

Concerts in the Woods – Squirrel Butter
Saturday, February 4th 2017, 7:30PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Squirrel Butter performs traditional and original music influenced by Appalachian, early country, jugband, and blues artists from the late 1800’s through 1950’s.

Seattle Opera Preview: Katya Kabanova
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
This fresh style of opera preview offers more than just a lecture – it provides an experience featuring professional singers and an accompanist in an hour-long presentation that takes the audience on a journey through the story and music of the upcoming main stage opera. In this romantic tragedy overflowing with immediately accessible, powerfully original music inspired by Slavic folk songs, the celebrated Czech composer weaves a dreamlike, visceral story of isolation and provincial oppression.

Weekend Winter Sterwardship
Saturday, February 11th 2017, 10:00AM-1:00PM 
Port Townsend Gateway Preserve
Led by YES! (Youth Environmental Stewards) program students, help pull blackberries and plant evergreen trees to diversify the forest, make it better for wildlife, and enhance the views.  Port Townsend Gateway Preserve protects a scenic greenbelt leading into Port Townsend.  Bike or walk if you can, as parking is limited.  If you do drive, park at the Larry Scott Trail/Cape George Road trail head then bike or walk 1.5 miles north.

Lions Club Valentine’s Breakfast
Sunday, February 12th, 2017, 8:00AM-11:30AM
Quilcene Masonic Hall, 170 Herbert Street
Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast and support the Quilcene High School Girls Sports Program!  Prices are: $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12, and $20 for a family.

Concerts in the Woods – A Special Valentine’s Matinée with Scott Cossu
Sunday, February 12th 2017, 3:00PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Scott Cossu is an internationally known composer, pianist and recording artist. Scott’s most recent album “Safe In Your Arms” (2015) is nominated for the 2016 Zone Music Award for Best Piano Album – with Instrumentation.

Tech Tuesday: Learning Express
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017, 2:30PM-4:30PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101.
Join Jefferson County Library staff on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for a free technology class from 2:30PM-3:30PM, followed by open tech assistance from 3:30PM-4:30PM.  This month, learn the ins and outs of Express, a popular skill-building database — available for free with a library card.

Spiritual Read with the Interfaith Amigos
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Join Rabbi Ted Falcon (Jewish), Pastor Don MacKenzie (Christian) and Imam Jamal Rahman (Islamic), known as the Interfaith Amigos, as they read from their book Finding Peace through Spiritual Practice. Reflect and discuss with this facilitator led group, as they look at the specific issues we face in a pluralistic society and the spiritual practices that can help us transcend those roadblocks to effective collaboration on the critical issues of our time.

Concerts in the Woods – “Lake Toba
Sunday, February 19th 2017, 3:00PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Lake Toba is an old timey duo with rich harmonies over beautiful instrumentation on guitar, banjo and mandolin (no, not all three at the same time), and haunting original songwriting by Kyle McGonegle and Liat Tova.

Spiritual Read with the Interfaith Amigos
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Join Rabbi Ted Falcon (Jewish), Pastor Don MacKenzie (Christian) and Imam Jamal Rahman (Islamic), known as the Interfaith Amigos, as they read from their book Finding Peace through Spiritual Practice. Reflect and discuss with this facilitator led group, as they look at the specific issues we face in a pluralistic society and the spiritual practices that can help us transcend those roadblocks to effective collaboration on the critical issues of our time.

Inquiring Mind Lecture Series: White Privilege: The Other Side of Racial Inequality
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Sociology professor Teresa Ciabattari leads an interactive conversation that explores what white privilege is, discusses a variety of examples of privilege for individuals and institutions, and provides tools for learning how to address it. Participants will gain knowledge and resources to foster inclusion and racial justice in their own communities. Co-sponsored by Humanities Washington and the Friends of the Jefferson County Library.

Jefferson Land Trust Conservation Breakfast
Thursday, February 23rd, 8:00AM-9:30AM
Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water Street, Port Townsend
Join Jefferson Land Trust for an inspiring morning with coffee, breakfast and community.  The Land Trust is a grass-roots organization that relies on community support to save the local farms, forests, and wild spaces that are integral to the landscape and way of life in Jefferson County. This event is a chance to share a good meal and hear about the Land Trust’s conservation successes and upcoming opportunities. There is no cost to attend, but you might be inspired to join the Land Trust’s community of supporters and help save local places that matter.  RSVP to Caitlin at info@saveland.org or 360-379-9501.

Spiritual Read with the Interfaith Amigos
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Join Rabbi Ted Falcon (Jewish), Pastor Don MacKenzie (Christian) and Imam Jamal Rahman (Islamic), known as the Interfaith Amigos, as they read from their book Finding Peace through Spiritual Practice. Reflect and discuss with this facilitator led group, as they look at the specific issues we face in a pluralistic society and the spiritual practices that can help us transcend those roadblocks to effective collaboration on the critical issues of our time.

March 2017

Concerts in the Woods – “The Blue Janes
Sunday, March 5th 2017, 3:00PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
The Blue Janes are seasoned musicians Jean Mann, Kathleen Tracy and Arni Adler. They marry 3 ukes, voices for a delightful blend of humor and sweetness.

Poets in Conversation
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017,  6:30 PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Local poets (and friends) Nan Toby Tyrrell and Beth Hutmacher will share their poetry and invite guests to join in their conversation. Beth has left a scattering of haiku in Japan – poems in the anthology, Through a Distant Lens, and in the journals Labyrinth and Jeopardy. Nan has been published in Tidepools, Women’s Work, and Bard Psychology Journal.

Great Decisions 2017 Discussion – The Future of Europe
Thursday, March 9th, 2017 6:00 PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), is America’s largest civic discussion program on world affairs. This lecture series will run weekly every Thursday from March 9 – April 20. Weekly discussion will cover the importance of the topic to Americans, a short video will be shown, and discussion of American policy in the area will be facilitated.

Books on Tap Trivia Contest
Friday, March 10th, 2017 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Finnriver Farm & Cidery Pavilion, 124 Center Road, Chimacum, WA
Test out your knowledge about books, film, and pop culture during an evening trivia contest while you have some fun, food and cider. Bring friends to form a team or fly solo and we’ll find a team for you.

Tech Tuesday in Quilcene: How to Download Library eBooks
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017, 2:30PM-4:30PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101.
Join Jefferson County Library staff on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for a free technology class from 2:30PM-3:30PM, followed by open tech assistance from 3:30PM-4:30PM.  This month, discover various titles of eBooks and eAudio books available through the library, then learn how to download them to your computer or device.

Brinnon School Art and Talent Show
Thursday, March 16th, 2017, 5:30PM
Brinnon School, 46 Schoolhouse Road
The Brinnon School is hosting an Art and Talent show, combined with a Silent Auction! Doors will open for the Art show and Silent Auction at 5:30PM. The talent show will start at 6:30PM. Silent auction bids will start to close at 7:45PM with the last table closing at 8:15PM. You can check out items that will be up for bid on their Facebook page.  If you would like to volunteer to help the auction, you can gain early entry to get first crack at those bids!  You can also earn PTO Bucks which can be used towards PTO products and services. If interested, contact Britney Edwards, 503-334-5340.

Great Decisions 2017 DiscussionTrade and Politics
Thursday, March 16th, 2017 6:00 PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), is America’s largest civic discussion program on world affairs. This lecture series will run weekly every Thursday from March 9 – April 20. Weekly discussion will cover the importance of the topic to Americans, a short video will be shown, and discussion of American policy in the area will be facilitated.

‘Reaching Blue’ Film Screening
Friday, March 17th, 2017, 6:30AM-9:00PM
Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 2333 San Juan Avenue, Port Townsend
Check out a screening of Reaching Blue, a film about climate change in the Salish Sea.  There will be a Q&A discussion with filmmaker Ian Hinkle.  A reception at 8:00PM will offer local oysters, smoked salmon, cheese, cider and other treats provided by some co-sponsors.  Tickets are $10.00 and are available through Brown Paper Tickets, at the Port Townsend Food Co-op, and after each Sunday service at the Fellowship.  Jefferson Land Trust and several other local businesses and organizations are co-sponsors of this event presented by the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Green Sanctuary Committee.

Concerts in the Woods – “Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers
Sunday, March 19th 2017, 3:00PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers put their own spin on classics, often adding a touch of funk for danceability. Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers enjoy interacting with audiences of all ages.

2017 Inquiring Mind Lecture – Diamonds in Ether:  Tuning in to Northwest Radio History
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, 6:30 pm
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
With a mixture of vintage audio, historic images, and expert storytelling, radio historian and broadcaster Feliks Banel revisits the power of radio in the Evergreen State then and now, and looks ahead to the unpredictable future of local radio in our communities.

Great Decisions 2017 Discussion Conflict in the South China Sea
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, 6:00 PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), is America’s largest civic discussion program on world affairs. This lecture series will run weekly every Thursday from March 9th – April 27th. Weekly discussion will cover the importance of the topic to Americans, a short video will be shown, and discussion of American policy in the area will be facilitated.

Duckabush River Talk
Friday, March 24th 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Brinnon Community Center, 306144 Highway 101
The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group will discuss its work in the lower Duckabush River at this community open house.  Staff will be available to talk about the work so far, including results from a community survey and next steps in restoring the Duckabush River estuary.

Great Decisions 2017 DiscussionSaudi Arabia in Transition
Thursday, March 30th, 2017 6:00 PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), is America’s largest civic discussion program on world affairs. This lecture series will run weekly every Thursday from March 9th – April 27th. Weekly discussion will cover the importance of the topic to Americans, a short video will be shown, and discussion of American policy in the area will be facilitated.

April 2017

Concerts in the Woods – “Woodland West
Saturday, April 1st 2017, 7:30PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Woodland West brings a blend of high octane bluegrass, country and zydeco to the Americana music scene. Based out of Seattle, the band combines melodic solos, catchy rhythms, and three- part harmonies with both male and female- led vocals. Improv soloing from the banjo, mandolin, and tenor guitar make every performance a unique experience for both the band and the audience.

Meteorites – Ancient Rocks from Space
Saturday, April 1st, 2017, 4:00PM
Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Avenue, Port Townsend
University of Washington geology professor Tony Irving, will speak on his area of expertise in a presentation sponsored by the Jefferson Land Trust Geology Group.

Tribal Canoe Journey with Jamestown S’Klallam Elder Marlin Holden
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017, 6:30 PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Marlin Holden will share images and stories from Tribal Canoe Journeys. This program is in conjunction with a month-long photography exhibit at the library: “Canoe Journeys on the Salish Sea,” with narrative by the Jamestown S’Klallam.

Great Decisions 2017 DiscussionU.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
Thursday, April 6th, 2017, 6:00 PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), is America’s largest civic discussion program on world affairs. This lecture series will run weekly every Thursday from March 9th – April 27th. Weekly discussion will cover the importance of the topic to Americans, a short video will be shown, and discussion of American policy in the area will be facilitated.

Friends of the Jefferson County Library Book Sale
Saturday, April 8th, 2017, 10:00AM – 4:00 PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
The Friends of Jefferson County Library book sale features used books, audio books, DVDs and music CDs.  All sales support the Jefferson County Library. The sale will take place in the bookmobile garage.  Members of the Friends of the Jefferson County Library can come early at 9:30 am!

Movie Screening: Drawing the Tiger
Monday, April 10th, 2017, 5:30 PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Join the library for a screening of the film Drawing the Tiger with Director Amy Benson:  “A family in Nepal living on less than a dollar a day wins the globalization jackpot: a charity scholarship for their daughter to go to school in the capital city. She promises to return, to free her family from poverty.  But she does not return. Drawing the Tiger is an intimate portrait of the price one family pays for their golden opportunity.”

Tech Tuesday in Quilcene: Rosetta Stone and CultureGrams
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, 2:30PM-4:30PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101.
Join Jefferson County Library staff on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for a free technology class from 2:30PM-3:30PM, followed by open tech assistance from 3:30PM-4:30PM.  This month, explore Rosetta Stone and CultureGrams, two widely used cultural and language databases available for free through the library.

Great Decisions 2017 DiscussionLatin America’s Political Pendulum
Thursday, April 13th, 2017, 6:00 PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), is America’s largest civic discussion program on world affairs. This lecture series will run weekly every Thursday from March 9th – April 27th. Weekly discussion will cover the importance of the topic to Americans, a short video will be shown, and discussion of American policy in the area will be facilitated.

Lions Club Easter Breakfast
Saturday, April 15th, 2016, 8:00AM-11:30AM
Masonic Hall, 170 Herbert Street
Menu includes Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Bacon. Juice and Coffee.  The funds received from the breakfast will go to supporting the high school programs as well as their Sight and Hearing Program.

Quilcene Fire Rescue Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15th, 2016, 10:00AM
Quilcene Fire Hall, 70 Herbert Street
Join the community for the 3rd annual Easter Egg Hunt!  If you have any questions, please call 360-765-3333.

Q Gardens Volunteers’ Open House
Saturday, April 15th, 2017, 12:00PM to 2:00PM
Q Gardens, 71 Old Church Road in Quilcene
Welcome spring at the community’s nonprofit organic produce garden!  Everyone is welcome and there will be snacks.  Call 360-765-4447 or see quilcenegardens.com for more.

Concerts in the Woods – “Animals of Grace
Saturday, April 15th 2017, 7:30PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Animals of Grace is an alt-folk duo based in Seattle led by innovative 12-string guitar player and classically trained vocalist Erika Lundahl. Together with percussionist Doug Indrick, Animals of Grace craft a musical experience that readily shifts from driving exhilaration to sublime and emotional.

Brinnon Booster Club Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 16th, 2017, 1:00PM
Dosewallips State Park, 306996 Highway 101
Join the community for this annual Easter Egg Hunt! Don’t forget your Discover Pass!

2017 Inquiring Mind Lecture – The Pine and the Cherry: Japanese Americans in Washington
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
The 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 is in 2017, and Mayumi Tsutakawa, whose father was renowned sculptor George Tsutakawa, will reveal her family’s 100-year history against the backdrop of this dramatic American story. Co-sponsored by Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau.

Great Decisions 2017 DiscussionProspects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
Thursday, April 20th, 2017, 6:00 PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), is America’s largest civic discussion program on world affairs. This lecture series will run weekly every Thursday from March 9th – April 27th. Weekly discussion will cover the importance of the topic to Americans, a short video will be shown, and discussion of American policy in the area will be facilitated.

Quilcene Historical Museum Re-opens for the Season
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia Street. 
Join the season opening on Earth Day!  Take a walk on the Birkenfeld Trail, which has recently had some work done on it.  Simple refreshments available in the Museum.  Sign-up for Docent days, see the progress at the Worthington house, and check out the exhibits!

Great Decisions 2017 DiscussionNuclear Security
Thursday, April 27th, 2017, 6:00 PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), is America’s largest civic discussion program on world affairs. This lecture series will run weekly every Thursday from March 9th – April 27th. Weekly discussion will cover the importance of the topic to Americans, a short video will be shown, and discussion of American policy in the area will be facilitated.

Brinnon VFW Loyalty Day
Friday, April 28th, 2017, 1:00PM
In front of Halfway House Restaurant, Brinnon Lane
Join the community for  a parade and musical performance!

Hama Hama Oyster Rama
Saturday, April 29th, 2017, 12:00PM-6:00PM
Hama Hama Oyster, 35846 Highway 101, Lilliwaup. 
Learn about oysters, oyster farming, and life in the Hood Canal, aquatic and other.  Featuring tours with intertidal ecologists and oyster growers, u-pick oysters and clams, an oyster-sports competition called the Shuckathalon, a beer and wine garden, kid’s activities, live music, a door prize drawing, and various delicious food options. Every year, the Rama benefits local Hood Canal charities.  Tickets required for everybody 16 and up (15 and under are free).  Food, drink, oysters and clams will be available for purchase using $5 tokens.  Tokens can be purchased ahead of time or at the event.  Tickets will go on sale April 1st.

May 2017

Women’s Clinic Open House
Monday, May 1st, 2017, 4:00PM-6:00 PM
Jefferson Healthcare, 834 Sheridan Street, Port Townsend
The new Jefferson Healthcare Women’s Clinic is now open and accepting patients.  Join them for the Women’s Clinic Open House!  Tour the clinic, meet the Women’s Clinic care team, and learn more about services. Enjoy cake and refreshments, along with a cooking demo by Chef Arran Stark.  The first 100 guests will receive a special gift.

Raising Backyard Chickens
Thursday, May 4th, 2017, 6:00 PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
The methods and benefits of raising your own poultry will be covered in this presentation. You can’t get more “Local” than your own backyard. Presented by Master Gardener Judi Stewart, who has been raising poultry in Jefferson County for two decades.

Music on the Patio: Howly Slim
Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Howly Slim!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

Concerts in the Woods – “March to May
Saturday, May 6th 2017, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Seattle based folk-pop group March to May will play as a trio featuring harp, guitar and violin with rich vocal harmonies, haunting lyrics and riveting melodies, in the vein of Swell Season, Damien Rice & the Civil Wars.

Tech Tuesday in Quilcene: How to Download Library eBooks
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017, 2:30PM-4:30PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101.
Join Jefferson County Library staff on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for a free technology class from 2:30PM-3:30PM, followed by open tech assistance from 3:30PM-4:30PM.  This month, discover various titles of eBooks and eAudio books available through your library. Learn how to prepare your computer or device to enable downloading the titles you wish to read or listen to, and how to check-out and return the books you borrow.

South Jefferson Little League Fundraiser Dinner
Thursday, May 11th, 2017, 4:30PM-6:00PM
Quilcene Masonic Hall, 170 Herbert St.
Help support our local Little League while enjoying a delicious enchilada dinner!  Dinner includes salad and dessert.

Hama Hama Farm Days
Thursday & Friday, May 11th & 12th, 2017, 11:30AM-1:30PM
Hama Hama Oyster, 35846 Highway 101 in Lilliwaup
U-Pick! Several days each year Hama Hama Oyster opens their beach to harvest by the public. These so-called Farm Days are scheduled around the tides and the seasons. It’s a great chance to spend a little time on the beach, pick some oysters to take home, and learn the difference between a butter clam and a manila. No license required! RSVP for specific event details. Sorry, no dogs and no alcohol.

Seattle Opera Preview: Magic Flute
Friday, May 12th, 2017, 6:30 PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
This fresh style of opera preview offers more than just a lecture – it provides an experience featuring professional singers and an accompanist in an hour-long presentation that takes the audience on a journey through the story and music of the upcoming main stage opera.

Books on Tap Trivia Contest
Friday, May 12th, 2017, 6:30PM
Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road, Chimacum
Test out your knowledge about books, film, and pop culture during an evening trivia contest while you have some fun, food and cider. Bring friends to form a team or fly solo and we’ll find a team for you. Questions will be drawn from a list of films and books available at the library.

Digging for Dinner in Quilcene
Saturday, May 13th, 2017, 10:45AM-1:00PM
Quilcene WDFW Tidelands, Linger Longer Road
Learn all about harvesting steamer clams on local beaches from expert WDFW shellfish biologists, then dig for your dinner on the beach with their guidance.   The Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee (MRC) and WA Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) sponsor this free, family-friendly, fabulous shellfish program.  A $10 suggested donation per family helps support future marine education programs.  Register early. Space is limited.  Registration and event info at http://jeffersonmrc.org.

Hama Hama Farm Days
Saturday, May 13th, 2017, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Hama Hama Oyster, 35846 Highway 101 in Lilliwaup
U-Pick! Several days each year Hama Hama Oyster opens their beach to harvest by the public. These so-called Farm Days are scheduled around the tides and the seasons. It’s a great chance to spend a little time on the beach, pick some oysters to take home, and learn the difference between a butter clam and a manila. No license required! RSVP for specific event details. Sorry, no dogs and no alcohol.

Music on the Patio: Norman Baker
Saturday, May 13th, 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Norman Baker!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

Mother’s Day Breakfast
Sunday, May 14th, 2017, 8:00AM-10:00AM
Brinnon Booster Club, 151 Corey Street
Treat the Mothers in your life to a French Toast Breakfast with ham, scrambled eggs and a beverage at this Brinnon Booster Club fund raiser.  Adults-$8, Children under 10-$4, with special prices for families.

Stories from Standing Rock
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017, 6:30 PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Hear stories from local community members: Terry DuBeau, Jennimae Hillyard, Sabrina McQuillen, and Gary Buckman.  All four presenters traveled to Standing Rock this past fall and winter.

Concerts in the Woods – “Brenda Xu
Saturday, May 20th 2017, 7:30PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Ambient/folk artist, Brenda Xu has been a rising presence on the Seattle music scene since moving here from San Diego. Her ethereal voice has been compared to artists such as PJ Harvey, Daughter, and Aimee Mann. Her most recent album “For The Winter” (September 2014) will transport any listener through a range of seasons and emotions.

Music on the Patio: Norman Baker
Saturday, May 20th, 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Norman Baker!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

ShrimpFest Breakfast
Saturday, May 27th, 2017, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Brinnon Community Center, 306144 Highway 101, Brinnon
Start ShrimpFest weekend off right with a biscuits & gravy breakfast!  Complete with scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, sausage, coffee and juice.

Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 27th, 2017, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Quilcene Masonic Hall170 Herbert Street, Quilcene.
Get ready for the growing season with great finds at this popular, annual fundraising plant sale with a pie sale and raffle!  Japanese Maples, vegetables, herbs, shrubs, native plants, hanging baskets, indoor houseplants, perennials, homemade pies and pastries, and garden items will be for sale.  Proceeds benefit the community in the form of grants.   www.facebook.com/qbgardenclub

Music on the Patio: Pies on the Run
Saturday, May 27th, 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Pies on the Run!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

ShrimpFest 2017
Saturday, May 27th, 2017, 10:00AM-6:00PM
Sunday, May 28th, 2017, 10:00AM-5:00PM
Field between Cove RV and the Yelvik Store, 303375 U.S. 101, Brinnon
Emerald Towns Alliance presents the 24th annual ShrimpFest!  Proceeds are donated to community projects.  Live music, local vendors, arts/craft booths, kids’ activities, belt sander races (both days this year!), delicious food, great fun and shrimp! Limited quantities of Hood Canal Shrimp for sale!  Active Military and Veterans FREE with ID; KIDS under 12 FREE with paying adultGate Fee: $5/day.  For more information: shrimpfest@hotmail.com; 360-796-4456; or check out their facebook page.

ShrimpFest Breakfast
Sunday, May 28th, 2017, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Brinnon Community Center, 306144 Highway 101, Brinnon
Fuel up for day two of ShrimpFest with a pancake breakfast!  Complete with Bacon, scrambled eggs, coffee, and juice.

June 2017

Music on the Patio: Howly Slim
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Howly Slim!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

Concerts in the Woods – “Folias Flute and Guitar Duo
Saturday, June 3rd 2017, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
While the majority of their music is concert chamber music they also integrate world, jazz, and tango dance band music into their compositions. The nomadic duo has played on stages around the globe including in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Argentina, and Guinee, West Africa.

To Infinity and Beyond!
Wednesday, June 7th, 2017, 6:30 PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Leave your assumptions about the sizes of things at the door as Professor Mike Hitchman shares a mathematician’s view of infinity. Move swiftly and joyously from agreed upon definitions to the conclusion that infinity comes in different sizes, with deep, surprising results accessible to us all.

Digging for Dinner at Dosewallips
Friday, June 9th, 2017, 9:00AM-11:30AM
Dosewallips State Park, 306996 Highway 101, Brinnon
Learn all about harvesting oysters and a variety of clams at this beach from expert WDFW shellfish biologists, then dig for your dinner on the beach with their guidance.  The Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee (MRC) and WA Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) sponsor this free, family-friendly, fabulous shellfish program.  A $10 suggested donation per family helps support future marine education programs.  Register early. Space is limited.  Registration and event information at http://jeffersonmrc.org.

Cove RV Semi-Annual Swap Meet
Saturday, June 10th, 2017, 9:00AM-5:00PM
Cove RV Park & Country Store, 303075 Highway 101, Brinnon
Got Stuff?  Buy or Sell at the Cove RV Park and Country Store Semi-Annual Swap Meet!  Space rent is $20 per seller.  Load in starting at 7:00 AM. Load out by 7:00 PM.  For more information, contact Kimberly Hixson: 360-796-4723, 206-406-7904, kimberlyhixson@aol.com.

Music on the Patio: Howly Slim
Saturday, June 10th, 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Howly Slim!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

Tech Tuesday in Quilcene: Novelist and GoodReads
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017, 2:30PM-4:30PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101.
Join Jefferson County Library staff on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for a free technology class from 2:30PM-3:30PM, followed by open tech assistance from 3:30PM-4:30PM.  This month, examine two popular and effective tools for avid readers. Learn about Novelist, a library database that holds a wealth of information on authors, series, read-a-likes and more. Then explore GoodReads, the world’s largest website for readers and book recommendations.

Native Plant Gardening
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017, 6:00 PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Master Gardener Sarah Fairbank will talk about the use of native plants in the garden and their benefits, including less watering, less disease, and more diversity of insects and birds.  She will explain how native plants are suited for this area and our climate, and how to create an easy (or fairly easy) garden to maintain.

Annual Dosey Dux Father’s Day Breakfast
Saturday, June 17th, 2017, 8:00AM-11:00AM
Brinnon Booster Club, 151 Corey Lane
Treat Dad to scrambled eggs, french toast, ham and a beverage!  Adults $7, Children 6 years and under $3.  Raffle drawing at 10AM!

Guided Walk at Tamanowas Rock
Saturday, June 17th, 2017, 10:00AM-11:30AM
Tamanowas Rock, Anderson Lake Road, Chimacum
Tamanowas Rock has been a sacred place and pilgrimage site for local tribes for over 10,000 years.  Its name roughly translates as “spirit power” or “guardian spirit.” Geologically speaking, the rock itself is unique in its many caves and crevices, and is over 47 million years old! The surrounding hills and forests are remarkably biodiverse, supporting an unusual array of plants and wildlife.  Come join Jefferson Land Trust for a guided walk to explore this special place. Trails are uneven with some steep slopes. Bring water, sturdy shoes, and dress for the weather. No need to RSVP, but please contact the Land Trust at info@saveland.org or (360) 379-9501 if you have any questions.  More info: https://saveland.org/guided-walk-tamanowas-rock/

Music on the Patio: Jenny Davis
Saturday, June 17th, 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Jenny Davis!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

Concerts in the Woods – “Fellow Pynins
Saturday, June 17th 2017, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Two experienced songwriters/musicians share their talents on a variety of folk instruments plus some stunning vocal harmonies.

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off: An Evening at Hogwarts
Monday, June 19th, 2017, 4:00 PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with an evening at Hogwarts.  Make your wand, be sorted into a house, win points for your house by answering trivia questions, hunt for magical creatures and have your picture taken with Harry and his wizard friends and professors. Costumes and cameras would be brilliant!  Register for the Summer Reading Program before or after the fun, and any time throughout the summer.  Teens interested in volunteering the night of the event please talk to Russ Stamp, Teen Librarian or Martha Ashenfelter, Youth Services Librarian.

Quilcene Gardens Solstice Barbecue
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017, 4:00PM-7:00PM
Quilcene Gardens, Old Church Road.
Welcome summer and the growing season at Quilcene Gardens!  Grilled sausages and salads are free, but bring your own beverage and maybe a dessert of your choice.

Lions Club Annual Ribs for Kids Dinner
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017, 5:00PM
Masonic Hall, 170 Herbert St., Quilcene
Enjoy a delicious rib dinner while supporting Destination Imagination, a club for students that meets at the Quilcene School.

Music on the Patio: Stevens Rocket
Saturday, June 24th, 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Stevens Rocket!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

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