Previous Events

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January 2016

The Resort at Pleasant Harbor Environmental Presentation
Wednesday, January 6th, 2016, 6:30PM
Brinnon School, 46 Schoolhouse Road
Find out more on the development of the Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort during this presentation: “Environmental Stewardship of the new Proposed Pleasant Harbor Resort Lands“.

Game Night
Friday, January 8th, 2016, 4:00PM-6:00PM
Jefferson County Library,  620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Young people ages 9 to 18 are invited to enjoy the library after the adults have left!  Join the library staff for board games, card games, challenges and fun for all.  Yummy snacks provided by the Friends of the Jefferson County Library.

Midori Fam Sauerkraut and Kimchi Making Demonstration
Saturday, January 9th, 2016, 10:00AM
Quilcene Community Center, 294952 Highway 101
Learn how to make traditionally fermented sauerkraut and kimchi with professional sauerkraut maker Marko Colby of Midori Farm. In this class we will cover the basic science behind fermentation, how to make krauts safely at home and what equipment is needed to do so. Cost $10.  Hosted by Pacific NW Food Preservation Group of Quilcene.

Ninth Night Movie & Potluck
Saturday, January 9th, 2016, 6:00PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101
Join your friends & neighbors for a Pot luck dinner and a movie!  This month’s movie is: The Kingsman.  Bring a NEW Yummy Dish for the potluck.  Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn. It follows the recruitment and training of a potential secret agent, into a secret spy Group called the Kingsman.  Rated R (Not for the kiddies).  Run Time: 129 mins.

Concerts in the Woods – “Lobo Del Mar
Sunday, January 10th 2016,  3:00PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle.
Lobo Del Mar is an all family music and dance ensemble. They perform mostly Celtic music with Bluegrass and Flamenco fusion. Their Scots-Irish tunes feature Irish Step Dancing. They also perform Mexican music, South Pacific Island tunes accompanied by Polynesian dances and Middle Eastern inspired medleys complete with bellydancing.

Inquiring Mind Lecture: “Seriously Funny: Humor, Film, and Philosophy”
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library,  620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Film holds tremendous power to shape the thoughts of audience members. In this unique take on philosophy, film and comedy, professor Mike VanQuickenborne, a tenured philosophy instructor at Everett Community College, shares brief clips from Being John Malkovich, I Heart Huckabees, Intolerable Cruelty and Adaptation to start a conversation about philosophy and explore the issues raised by each of these films.

Concerts in the Woods – “The Mighty Dreadful Duo
Sunday, January 24th 2016,  3:00PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle.
Kelly Erb and Clayton Kaiser join forces to create The Mighty Dreadful Duo. Part stringband, part rockabilly bluegrass junkies. Traditional tunes reworked to satiate two down-to-earth, Puget Sound musicians.

Valentine Making for Adults
Thursday, January 28th, 2016, 5:30PM-7:30PM
Jefferson County Library,  620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
What could be more thoughtful than giving a handmade valentine? Join Library staff members Pamela Elicker and Karen Wyman for an evening of valentine making complete with doilies, red paper, printed flowers and more. All materials will be provided. Drop in any time! Age 18 and up.

Concerts in the Woods – “The Lowest Pair
Sunday, January 31st 2016,  3:00PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle.
The Lowest Pair features the duel banjo picking of Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. Draped in Kendl’s high lonesome harmonies and Palmer’s Midwest croon, their debut release, 36¢, (Team Love Records) was hailed by many outlets and American Songwriter praised their ”earnest, earthy songcraft.”

February 2016

Experiencing the Really Big One on the Quimper Peninsula
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library,  620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Earthquake geologist Michael Machette will discuss the possible effects of a M9 earthquake on the Cascade subduction zone, the ensuing tsunami(s) based on recent modeling, areas particularly susceptible to these hazards, and what Quimper Peninsula businesses and residents might experience after a Really Big One.

Friday Movie Night
Friday, February 5th, 2016, 6:00PM-8:00PM
The Pub, Pleasant Harbor Marina, 308913 Highway 101
Specials starting at $7.95 for large 2 topping pizza slice, side salad, fountain drink and popcorn.  They will be showing “Painkillers”.

Geology Lecture: Assembling the Pacific Northwest
Saturday, February 6th, 2016, 4:00PM
Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Avenue, Port Townsend
Two hundred million years ago, the west coast was where Spokane is now.  How did the rest of the Pacific Northwest come to be here and where did it come from? Join the Jefferson Land Trust Geology Group and Wenatchee Valley College geology professor Ralph Dawes to find out with this  presentation on the tectonic assemblage of Washington. This talk is free and open to the public; a $5 suggested donation helps defray expenses. For more information, visit http://www.quimpergeology.org.

Super Bowl Party at Pleasant Harbor Marina
Sunday, February 7th, 2016, Game Starts at 3:30PM
The Galley & Pub, Pleasant Harbor Marina, 308913 Highway 101.
Catch the Super Bowl action in Brinnon!  Food specials and Happy Hour during the game!  For more information, call: 360-796-4611.

Lions Club Valentines Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, February 13th, 2016, 8:30AM-11:00AM
Masonic Hall, 170 Herbert Street, Quilcene
Celebrate Valentines Day at this annual Pancake Breakfast!  Lions are pre-selling tickets at the Quilcene Post Office.  $8 for Adults, $4 for children ages 6-12, and a family for $20. Pancakes, Sausage Scrambled eggs.  Donations will go to the Quilcene High School cheerleaders and the cheerleaders will be serving breakfast.

Valentine’s Day at Pleasant Harbor Marina
Sunday, February 14th, 2016, 1:00PM-6:00PM
The Galley & Pub, Pleasant Harbor Marina, 308913 Highway 101.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day and enjoy a delicious chicken breast meal with choice of Thai (spicy) or Asian (sweet) sauce, garlic red potatoes, asparagus, side salad, roll, and a cherry cheesecake OR apple crisp ala mode all for $17.99 per person!  For more information, call: 360-796-4611.

Concerts in the Woods – “Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers
Sunday, February 14th 2016,  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 leads the band with smooth delivery on laid back soul blues, then cutting it up on the more lively tunes.   Bassist Patrick McDanel brings backing vocals to the mix as well, and C. D. Woodbury will be on guitar. High energy blues.

2016 Inquiring Mind Lecture Series: Political Incivility and Polarization in America
Wednesday, February 17th, 2016, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library,  620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Does political incivility threaten American democracy? Is there a correlation between political incivility and productivity?  Dr. Cornell Clayton leads a lively discussion about some of the connections and what they mean. He charts the changes over the last 30 years. He challenges assumptions about the relationship between civility and democratic participation. He explores factors that contribute to political polarization.

Friday Movie Night
Friday, February 19th, 2016, 6:00PM-8:00PM
The Pub, Pleasant Harbor Marina, 308913 Highway 101
Specials starting at $7.95 for large 2 topping pizza slice, side salad, fountain drink and popcorn.

Concerts in the Woods – “Mindy Dillard
Sunday, February 21st 2016,  3:00PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle.
Mindy Dillard is an award-winning singer-songwriter whose musical style is varied and versatile, with shades of Americana, old time, gospel, musical theater and folk rock.  She most often accompanies herself on guitar and clawhammer banjo (though she also plays fiddle and ukulele).

Guest Speaker in Quilcene: Daniel McCoy
Monday, February 22nd, 2016, 6:30PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101
The Quilcene Lions are hosting a guest speaker, Veteran and Author Daniel McCoy, who recently published his first book, “How To Make an American Hero”.  This event is open to the public.  Daniel has two Purple Hearts,and is truly an inspiration, come and hear his story!

March 2016

Meet Author Tara Austen Weaver
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library,  620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Tara Austen Weaver writes about the big, wide world: food, travel, culture, the environment, art, and adventure in its many guises. Her latest book, Orchard House, is the story of a family, an abandoned half acre garden, and all they learned when they tried to grow. It’s about planting hopeful seeds, harvests that provide food for the winter, and all that is possible when we care for the land and each other. It’s about a broken family growing together, wild weeds, and the sweetest strawberries.

Great Decisions: Middle East Alliances
Thursday, March 3rd, 2016, 6:00PM
Jefferson County Library,  620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
A number of ongoing conflicts have shaken the traditional alliances in the Middle East to their core. As alliances between state and non-state actors in the region are constantly shifting, the U.S. has found itself between a rock and a hard place. In a series of conflicts that are far from being black-and-white, what can the U.S. do to secure its interests in the region without causing further damage and disruption?  Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), is America’s largest civic discussion program on world affairs. For more information, see the full class schedule.

Matt Sircerly at Disco Bay Detour
Friday, March 4th, 2016, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Disco Bay Detour, 282332 Highway 101
Enjoy an evening of Gypsy jazz, bluegrass, and folk with local mandolinist and songwriter Matt Sircely!

John “Scooch” Cugno at Disco Bay Detour
Saturday, March 5th, 2016, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Disco Bay Detour, 282332 Highway 101
Get your rhythm and blues on with John “Scooch” Cugno and the Boogie Men!

34th Annual Salmon Derby
Saturday & Sunday, March 5th & 6th 2016
Geoduck Restaurant & Lounge, 307103 US Highway 101, Brinnon.
Bigger place prizes this year thanks to new sponsors and donations.  $1500 for 1st, $750 for 2nd and $500 for 3rd. New time for awards ceremony, 2:00PM instead of 2:30PM.  Fish on!
For more information, call (360) 796-4430.

Concerts in the Woods – “Don Adler
Sunday, March 6th 2016,  3:00PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle.
Don Alder plays acoustic fingerstyle guitar with a passion that has quickly earned him a reputation as Vancouver’s “best kept little secret”. Don is a world-class fingerstyle guitarist with a unique style of playing which incorporates fingerpicking with simultaneous percussion on the soundboard to create a wall of sound.

Ninth Night Movie & Potluck
Wednesday, March 9th, 2016, 6:00PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101
Join your friends & neighbors for a Pot luck dinner and a movie!  St. Patrick’s Day is the theme!  Bring any Dish that has Green it in for the potluck.  The movie is: A Brilliant Young Mind.  Rated PG-13.  Run Time 111 minutes.

Great Decisions: The Rise of ISIS
Thursday, March 10th, 2016, 6:00PM
Jefferson County Library,  620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Born out of an umbrella organization of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) burst onto the international stage in December 2013. Since then, the group has seized control of a number of critical strongholds in the country and declared itself a caliphate, known as the Islamic State. Still, the question remains: What is ISIS, and what danger does it pose to U.S. interests?  Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), is America’s largest civic discussion program on world affairs. For more information, see the full class schedule.

2016 Inquiring Mind Lecture Series: The Contours of Public Memory
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library,  620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
The study of public memory has achieved remarkable prominence in the humanities over the past few decades. This presentation provides a definition and an overview about what public memory is; explores who and how public memories are constructed; offers some examples of where we can look to find public memory, and frames some examples of its forms and functions. Weaving interactive questions and activities, David Schulz leads a presentation designed to spark a dialogue about public memory and the collective role we play in memory construction, maintenance, and even destruction.

Great Decisions: The Future of Kurdistan
Thursday, March 17th, 2016, 6:00PM
Jefferson County Library,  620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Kurdistan is home to one of the largest ethnic groups in region: the Kurds. Now, most in the West know them for their small, oil-rich autonomous region in northern Iraq called Iraqi Kurdistan.  What does the success of Iraqi Kurdistan mean for Kurds in the surrounding region?  Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), is America’s largest civic discussion program on world affairs. For more information, see the full class schedule.

St. Patrick’s Day at The Pub
Friday, March 18th, 2016, until 6:00PM
The Pub, Pleasant Harbor Marina, 308913 Highway 101
Specials until 6:00PM!

Friday Movie Night
Friday, March 18th, 2016, 6:00PM-8:00PM
The Pub, Pleasant Harbor Marina, 308913 Highway 101
Specials starting at $7.95 for large 2 topping pizza slice, side salad, fountain drink and popcorn.

Global Warming, Global Cooling, and the Evolution of Whales
Saturday, March 19th, 2016, 4:00PM.
Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship,2333 San Juan Avenue, Port Townsend.
Dr. Liz Nesbitt and the Jefferson Land Trust Geology Group will take you back to the end of the Cretaceous time period, when dinosaurs became extinct but mammals started to flourish.  This will be a non-technical talk weaving together the early Cenozoic climates, whale evolution, and the period’s fossil record preserved in western Washington. The talk is free and open to the public; a $5 suggested donation to help defray expenses is appreciated.

Concerts in the Woods – “The Fire Inside
Sunday, March 20th 2016,  3:00PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle.
The Fire Inside performs smoldering Celtic music with heel-clicking intensity. Drawing from a collection of traditional and trend-setting influences, The Fire Inside will stoke your musical fire with their fiddle, uilleann pipes, bodhran, whistles, guitar, concertina, mandolin and scorching vocals.

Great Decisions: Migration
Thursday, March 24th, 2016, 6:00PM
Jefferson County Library,  620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
As a record number of migrants seek refuge in Europe, the continent is struggling to come up with an adequate response. A number of world powers find themselves facing difficult questions: how can they balance border security with humanitarian concerns? What can they do to resolve these crises so as to limit the number of displaced persons?  Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), is America’s largest civic discussion program on world affairs. For more information, see the full class schedule.

Free Bingo
Friday, March 25th, 2016, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina, 308913 Highway 101
Win fun prizes!  Dinner specials available with Happy Hour Beer and Wine.  360-796-4611.

Quilcene Fire Rescue Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 26th, 2016, 11:00AM
Quilcene Fire Hall, 70 Herbert Street
Join the community for this annual Easter Egg Hunt!

Brinnon Booster Club Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, March 27th, 2016, 1:00PM
Dosewallips State Park, 306996 Highway 101
Join the community for this annual Easter Egg Hunt!  Don’t forget your Discover Pass!

Guest Speaker in Quilcene: Ron Wong
Monday, March 28th, 2016, 6:30PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101
The Quilcene Lions are hosting a guest speaker, Ron Wong, from the Quilcene Fish Hatchery, will be speaking about the Salmon and the Hatchery.

Great Decisions: The Koreas
Thursday, March 31st, 2016, 6:00PM
Jefferson County Library,  620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
At the end of World War II, Korea was divided in two.  Today, North and South Korea couldn’t be further apart. The North is underdeveloped, impoverished and ruled by a corrupt, authoritarian government, while the South advanced rapidly to become one of the most developed countries in the world. With such a wide gap, some are asking if unification is possible, even desirable, anymore?  Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), is America’s largest civic discussion program on world affairs. For more information, see the full class schedule.

April 2016

Concerts in the Woods – “The Honeyville Rascals
Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 7:30PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle.
The Honeyville Rascals are a jazz and blues inspired roots duo with the driving rhythms of a tenor, concert and baritone ukuleles supporting the vocal melodies and harmonies of Sunga Rose and Michael Alexander. Sunga sings and plays a concert “paddlele” while Michael sings and plays a 6-string tenor “liliu”. Both take turns on Baritone uke as well, and Michael has been known to bring his banjo along.

Friends of the Jefferson County Library Book Sale
Saturday, April 9th, 2016, 10:00AM-4:00PM
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 9:30AM!

Quilcene Historical Museum Re-opens for the Season
Saturday, April 16th, 2016, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia Street. 
Join the special reception in recognition of the start of Worthington House Phase II and see what’s new!  In addition to new donations, the Museum will have four special monthly exhibits.  May: Doll Collections; June: Handiwork Textiles; July: Cookbooks; August: Robert Schramek, Acrylic paintings; September: What is it? What does it do?  The Museum is open Friday through Monday from 1PM-5PM until October.

Music on the Patio: Lobo Del Mar
Saturday, April 16th, 2016, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Lobo Del Mar is a family, whose members form, a Celtic band and dance troupe. Over the years this family has traveled the globe, experiencing dozens of cultures, and absorbing their influences along the way.

Concerts in the Woods – “Brenda Xu
Saturday, April 16th 2016, 7:30PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle.
After releasing a debut EP and a full-length record in her hometown of San Diego to numerous accolades, ambient-folk artist, Brenda Xu (pronounced “shoo”) re-located to Seattle where she has just released her third album. Her ethereal voice has been compared to artists such as PJ Harvey, Daughter, and Aimee Mann.

2016 Inquiring Mind Lecture Series: Seriously Funny: Humor, Film, and Philosophy
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, 6:00PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Film holds tremendous power to shape the thoughts of audience members. Many types of films exist today, from the deeply philosophic to the comedic. What happens when you combine the two concepts into one discussion about film?  Philosophy professor Mike VanQuickenborne shares brief clips from Being John Malkovich, I Heart Huckabees, Intolerable Cruelty and Adaptation to start a conversation about philosophy and explore the issues raised by each of these films.

Open Garden at Chimacum Woods
Saturday & Sunday, April 23rd & 24th, 10:00AM–5:00PM.
Chimacum Woods, 2722 Thorndyke Road, Port Ludlow
Tours of the woodland garden, blooms, conversation. Open to the public, no charge.  Map at http://www.chimacumwoods.com.  Bring a lunch and they will supply beverages and have a couple tables set up.  For more information, call: 206-383-2713.

Gravitational Waves ~ A New View of the Universe
Tuesday, April 26th, 2016, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Hanford’s recent discovery of gravitational waves from a black hole collision has launched a new field of astronomy. Join Dale Ingram, the public outreach coordinator for the LIGO Hanford Observatory, shares an overview of LIGO’s ultra-sensitive detectors and the remarkable signal that they captured on September 14, 2015.

May 2016

Worthington House Exterior Tour
Sunday, May 1st, 2016, 1:00PM
Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia Street. 
Take a tour around the Worthington Mansion!

Dinner & Movie Night
Wednesday, May 4th 2016, Dinner: 5:00PM Movie: 6:00PM
Brinnon Community Center, 306144 Highway 101
Catch a free movie every first Wednesday of the month in Brinnon!  Add dinner and a bag of fresh popcorn for only $5!

Hama Hama Oyster Rama
Saturday, May 7th 2016, 11:00AM-4:00PM 
Hama Hama Oysters, 35846 N US Highway 101, Lilliwaup
Calling all oyster lovers! Ticket sales are underway for the 2016 Oyster Rama. Grab yer shuckers, muckers, and shades, and head for the flats! More info and tickets on the website. The Rama is a fundraiser for the Hood Canal Education Foundation, Marine Education and Science Society, and more!

Concerts in the Woods – “Claude Bourbon
Saturday, May 7th 2016, 7:30PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories.  This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world; he has crafted an unbelievable fusion of classical and jazz, with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with strains of Western folk.

Music on the Patio: Jason
Saturday, May 7th, 2016, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Catch a performance by Jason in Brinnon!

By Hand and Eye with Jim Tolpin
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Meet author and woodworker Jim Tolpin for a mind-bending journey into “Design at the Point of a Tool”. This program is based on the books By Hand and Eye and By Hound and Eye that Jim Tolpin co-authored with George Walker. The design language of the ancient artisans united their tool and skill set into a whole greater than its parts. Understanding the way ratios can be derived from nature (and especially the human form) informed their intuition and allowed them to quickly develop harmoniously proportioned forms replete with sweet curves.

Music on the Patio: Jason & Tess
Saturday, May 14th, 2016, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Catch a performance by Jason & Tess in Brinnon!

Music on the Patio: Lobo Del Mar
Saturday, May 21st, 2016, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Lobo Del Mar is a family, whose members form, a Celtic band and dance troupe. Over the years this family has traveled the globe, experiencing dozens of cultures, and absorbing their influences along the way.

Concerts in the Woods – “The Cabin Project
Saturday, May 21st 2016, 7:30PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
The Cabin Project is an orchestral indie pop band from Portland whose sound stems from anthemic choruses, three-part harmonies, loop pedals, and string sections. The songs are musically expansive, yet retain an intimacy similar to that of The National, Bon Iver, Feist, and Mates of State.

Poets in Conversation: Jourdan Keith and Claudia Castro Luna
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Join poets Jourdan Keith and Claudia Castro Luna for an evening of poetry and conversation.

Brinnon Shrimpfest Scampi Dance
Friday, May 27th, 2016, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Brinnon Booster Club Building, 151 Corey Lane
BBQ!  Shrimp!  Raffle!  Door Prizes!  Grammy & Grampy Scampy Contest and Coronation!  The Locals Variety Show starts at 7PM, followed by live dance music, featuring Elvis, Wanda, Ritchie & Buddy!  Admission: $6, 18 and under: $3, advance tickets $5 at local stores.  Proceeds benefit the Brinnon Parks and Recreation and the Brinnon Booster Club.  For more information, call: 360-303-8250.

Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 28th, 2016, 9AM – 1PM
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.  Call Bonnie at 360-302-0379 for more info. www.facebook.com/qbgardenclub

Music on the Patio: Marty Beagle
Saturday, May 28th, 2016, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Combine versatile and stylistically diverse guitar playing with a somewhat skewed view of life in the Pacific NorthWest and you will probably find yourself listening to the music of Marty Beagle.

Memorial Weekend Community Breakfast
Saturday, May 28th, 2016, 7AM-11AM
Sunday, May 29th, 2016, 7AM-11AM
Brinnon Community Center, 306144 Highway 101
A Brinnon tradition, open to all!  Proceeds from the Saturday Breakfast benefit Brinnon Parks and Recreation and proceeds from the Sunday Breakfast benefit the Brinnon Community Church Champion’s School Program.  Only $5 per person.  Come One, Come All!

ShrimpFest 2016
Saturday, May 28th, 2016, 10AM-6PM
Sunday, May 29th, 2016, 10AM-5PM
Field between Cove RV and the Yelvik Store, 303375 U.S. 101, Brinnon
Emerald Towns Alliance presents ShrimpFest 2016!  Proceeds are donated to community projects.  Live music, local vendors, arts/craft booths, kids’ activities, belt sander races (Saturday only 11AM-3PM), 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 Reception at the Quilcene Historical Museum
Saturday, May 28th, 2016, 10:00AM-6:00PM
Sunday, May 29th, 2016, 10:00AM-5:00PM
Monday, May 30th, 2016, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia Street. 
Drop by the Quilcene Historical Museum for special refreshments for Brinnon ShrimpFest visitors!

June 2016

Dinner & Movie Night
Wednesday, June 1st 2016, Dinner: 5:00PM Movie: 6:00PM
Brinnon Community Center, 306144 Highway 101
Catch a free movie every first Wednesday of the month in Brinnon!  Add dinner and a bag of fresh popcorn for only $5!

Model – T Club Gathering
Saturday, June 4th, 2016, 3:00PM-4:00PM
Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia Street, Quilcene
The Kitsap Model-T Club will make a “touring stop” at the Museum.  This will be a great opportunity to see up close these wonderfully preserved transportation wonders of yesteryear and to talk with their owners.

Music on the Patio: Norman Baker
Saturday, June 4th, 2016, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Since picking up the guitar and bass at the age of 12 Norman Baker has been composing music and playing various instruments in many bands throughout the U.S., Chile, and Nigeria

Concerts in the Woods – “March to May
Saturday, June 4th 2016, 7:30PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Seattle-based folk-pop duo March to May overlays harp and guitar with rich vocal harmonies, haunting lyrics and riveting melodies, in the vein of the Swell Season, Damien Rice & the Civil Wars. The band formed in the Spring of 2013 as a collaboration between singer/songwriters Darren Guyaz and Beth Wesche.

Worthington House Exterior Tour
Sunday, June 5th, 2016, 1:00PM
Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia Street. 
Take a tour around the Worthington Mansion!

Ninth Night Movie & Potluck
Thursday, June 9th, 2016, Potluck-6:30PM; Movie-6:45PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101
Join your friends & neighbors for a Pot luck dinner and a movie!  This month features two Family movies: Hotel Transylvania and the Sequel.  Father’s Day theme for the potluck, bring a snack or treat that Dad would like to eat (no Vitamin B).  Run Time is 91 minutes.
Come on out and enjoy the last Movie till September 9th

Poets in Conversation: Jane Wong & Bill Carty
Thursday, June 9th, 2016, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock
Join poets Jane Wong and Bill Carty for an evening of poetry and conversation!

“As You Like It” Performance
Friday & Saturday, June 10th & 11th, 2016
Quilcene Theatre, 11 Old Church Road
Check out the Olympic Peninsula Home Connection students’ presentation of “As You Like It”!  Admission is by donation.  For more information, contact Karen Brennan at: 360-774-0242 or karenlpbrennan@yahoo.com.

Coyle Women’s Club Annual Texas BBQ
Saturday, June 11th 2016, 5:30PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Enjoy a delicious dinner including: beef brisket & homemade pork sausage (slow smoked for hours over hardwoods), baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, cornbread, Coca-Cola cake with ice cream, and beverages!  Only $8 for adults, $3 for children 5-12, and free for the real little ones.

Summer Stewardship at Duckabush Oxbow and Wetlands Preserve
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016, 10:00AM-1:00PM
Duckabush River, Brinnon
The Duckabush never ceases to amaze with its towering maples, gargantuan spruce…and abundant non-native blackberry, tansy ragwort, and thistle. Come work by the river to help remove these invaders from an otherwise robust and healthy native habitat. Jefferson Land Trust will provide tools and gloves. Drop by for a bit, or stay the whole time.  Contact Carrie at cclendanel@saveland.org if you have questions.

Dosey Dux Annual Father’s Day Breakfast & Raffle
Saturday, June 18th, 2016, 8:00AM-11:00AM
Brinnon Booster Club Building, 151 Corey Lane
Celebrate Father’s Day in Brinnon with a delicious breakfast of French Toast, Ham, Scrambled Eggs, Juice and Coffee!  Cost: $7 Children 6 and under: $3.  Raffle drawing at 10:30 AM.  Raffle items include gift certificates and may other awesome items.  Help support the community, schools and local scholarships!

Health+Wellness+Fitness Expo
Saturday, June 18th, 2016, 9:00 AM-2:00PM
Port Townsend Community Center
Join Jefferson Healthcare for an opportunity to discover what you can do to get motivated and moving towards a healthy lifestyle.  Wellness Assessments, Health Screenings, Fun Run, Kids Activities, World’s Largest Swim Lesson, Information Booths, Fitness Activities and Demos!

Cove RV Semi-Annual Swap Meet
Saturday, June 18th, 2016, 9:00AM-5:00PM 
Cove RV Park & Country Store, 303075 US Highway 101, Brinnon
Buy or sell in Brinnon at this Semi-Annual Swap Meet!  Space rent is $20 per seller. Load in starts at 7AM. Load out by 7PM. Great traffic, advertised in local newspapers, flyers, highway signage and Craigslist.  For more information, please contact Kimberly Hixson at: 360-796-4723; 206-406-7904; kimberlyhixson@aol.com.

Music on the Patio: Lobo Del Mar
Saturday, June 18th, 2016, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Lobo Del Mar is a family, whose members form, a Celtic band and dance troupe. Over the years this family has traveled the globe, experiencing dozens of cultures, and absorbing their influences along the way.

Concerts in the Woods – “Cello Mania”
Saturday, June 18th 2016, 7:30PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Enjoy the rich, dark, vibrating sound of multiple cellos playing folk, classical and popular pieces. Priscilla Jones organizes the group called Cello Mania. Enjoy the music and learn some secrets about the world of cello.

Jugglemania!
Monday, June 20th, 2016, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock
Kick off the 2016 Summer Reading Program with Rhys Thomas’ “JuggleMania” – a combination of quick-witted humor, dexterous circus feats and juggling!  Register for the Summer Reading Program before or after the show, and any time throughout the summer.

Art at the Quilcene Community Center
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016, 2:00PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101
Join the Jefferson County Library Summer Reading Program and build a sculpture for your head out of materials like wire, cardboard, bottle caps and toys. All ages are welcome at this event.

QHS Alumni Reunion Refreshments
Saturday, June 25th, noon – 3:00PM
Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia Street, Quilcene
Stop in at the Quilcene Museum to see the new exhibits, learn about updates on the Worthington House Restoration Project, and have refreshments with others before the Quilcene High School reunion later in the afternoon.

Concerts in the Woods – “The Receiver”
Saturday, June 25th 2016, 7:30PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
The Receiver is comprised of brothers Casey (keyboards, bass, vocals) and Jesse Cooper (drums, vocals). The brothers expanded on ideas composed by Casey for his senior thesis in music composition studies at The Ohio State University.

Summer Stewardship at Snow Creek Uncas Preserve
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016, 10:00AM-1:00PM
Snow Creek, Discovery Bay
Come out to a gorgeous nature preserve on a fresh salmon stream near Discovery Bay, and help pull the nightshade that is crowding the creek.  Jefferson Land Trust will provide tools and gloves. Drop by for a bit, or stay the whole time.  Contact Carrie at cclendanel@saveland.org if you have questions.

Art at the Quilcene Community Center
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016, 2:00PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101
Join the Jefferson County Library Summer Reading Program and learn to make paper from scratch. Then add fiber and flowers to create unique paper collages.  All ages are welcome.

Oregon Shadow Theatre’s Anansi the Spider
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016, Two Shows- 2:00PM & 3:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock
See the West African trickster, Anansi the Spider, brought to life with masterful shadow puppets and live music by the Oregon Shadow Theatre.  All ages are welcome to this magical performance!

July 2016

Brinnon Community Flea Market
Friday & Saturday, July 1st & 2nd, 2016, 9:00AM-3:00PM
Brinnon Community Center, 306144 Highway 101, Brinnon
Find some treasures in Brinnon!  Interested in selling some of your own?  To reserve a booth, please call: 360-796-4978 or 360-765-0980.  Hot dogs & potato salad will be available from 11:00AM-2:00PM.  Judy and Bob’s Fabulous Ice Cream Bars and Much More!

Holiday Reception at the Quilcene Historical Museum
Friday, July 1st, 2016, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Saturday, July 2nd, 2016, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Sunday, July 3rd, 2016, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Monday, July 4th, 2016, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia Street. 
Drop by the Quilcene Historical Museum for 4th of July refreshments, favors and decorations!

Music on the Patio: Norman Baker
Saturday, July 2nd, 2016, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Since picking up the guitar and bass at the age of 12 Norman Baker has been composing music and playing various instruments in many bands throughout the U.S., Chile, and Nigeria.

Concerts in the Woods – “Strings & Things”
Saturday, July 2nd, 2016, 7:30PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
A colorful and lively group comprised of The Crichton Family Band and The Cylwik Sisters who have a creative and innovative approach to country, gospel, retro and fiddle music.  These two family bands have gotten together and produced a concert that combines both band’s music and some carefully worked- out skits that hold it all together to make a very musical and very entertaining show.

Worthington House Exterior Tour
Sunday, July 3rd, 2016, 1:00PM
Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia Street. 
Take a tour around the Worthington Mansion!

Concerts in the Woods – Outdoor Square Dance
Sunday, July 3rd, 2016, 2:00PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Join in a community square dance on the grass in front of the new picnic shelter. Live music provided by a group of musicians from Centrum’s “Festival of American Fiddle Tunes Workshop” held in Port Townsend every July. Guitarist John Hatton assembled the band and found a caller too. This is a dance is for everyone including those who have never tried square dancing before.

Old Fashioned 4th of July Picnic & Concert
Monday, July 4th, 2016, 12:00PM-5:00PM
Linger Longer Stage,  Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia Street
The Village Idiots, Brett Townsend & special guests will provide music for a fun-filled afternoon to celebrate the holiday.  This is a FREE event! Meadow seating, bring camp chairs or a blanket. No pets please.  Full day of fun, food and games for the entire family.

Readers’ Theater at the Quilcene Community Center
Tuesday, July 5th, 2016, 2:00PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101
Find out what it takes to make costumes, learn a script and put on a play in one afternoon. All ages are welcome! Bring friends and family to fill the audience.

Insect Safari
Wednesday, July 6th, 2016, 2:00PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock
See fascinating, exotic live bugs, and thousands of insect specimens superbly prepared and displayed.  Have your questions answered by expert entomologist Don Ehlen.  Bug enthusiasts of all ages are welcome!

Dinner & Movie Night
Wednesday, July 6th 2016, Dinner: 5:00PM Movie: 6:00PM
Brinnon Community Center, 306144 Highway 101
Catch a free movie every first Wednesday of the month in Brinnon!  Add dinner and a bag of fresh popcorn for only $5!

Summer Celebration at CVAR
Saturday, July 9th 2016, 11:00AM-4:00PM
Center Valley Animal Rescue, 11900 Center Road, Quilcene
There are some great raffle items and 5 or 6 or more different pies will be ready for silent auction bidding!

Knights of Veritas
Monday, July 11th, 2016, 6:00PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock
All ages are invited to this interactive, educational demonstration of medieval arms, armour, combat, and knighthood. The Knights of Veritas will introduce the Code of Chivalry, and pit myth against fact with thrilling demonstrations of historical combat techniques.  Knights of Veritas is a non-profit organization specializing in interactive educational demonstrations of medieval arms, armour, combat, knighthood and chivalry.

Insect Safari
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, 2:00PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101
Explore fascinating, exotic live bugs, and thousands of insect specimens with expert entomologist Don Ehlen. All ages are welcome!

Meet Local Author Leigh Hearon
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock
Join local author Leigh Hearon as she discusses her new book: Reining in Murder and her upcoming sequel, Saddle Up for Murder.  Leigh began her own P.I. agency, Leigh Hearon Investigative Services, in 1992. Her cases have appeared on In the Dead of the Night, Forensic Files, 48 Hours, Court TV, City Confidential, Unsolved Mysteries, America’s Most Wanted, and Evening With Connie Chung.

Concerts in the Woods – “Buddy Mondlock
Friday, July 15th 2016, 7:30PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Buddy Mondlock is widely respected by his peers and fans alike and regarded as a real songwriter’s songwriter. His songs have also been recorded by greats like Garth Brooks , Guy Clark, Joan Baez, Janis Ian, David Wilcox, and Cry, Cry, Cry.

Music on the Patio: Lobo Del Mar
Saturday, July 16th, 2016, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Lobo Del Mar
is a family, whose members form, a Celtic band and dance troupe. Over the years this family has traveled the globe, experiencing dozens of cultures, and absorbing their influences along the way.

Juggling Fun
Tuesday, July 19th, 2016, 2:00PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101
Chaz Hillyard gives beginners the tools they need to start juggling, and helps experienced jugglers hone their skills.

Pete Seeger: The Man and the Music
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock
Join Pacific Northwest musical duo Hank and Claire as they sketch the line from Pete Seeger’s personal story to the social justice issues that inspired his music.  Performing a cappella or with guitar, bowed psaltery, dulcimer and banjo, Hank Payne and Claire Favro will touch your funny bone and your heart as they draw from traditional and contemporary material, along with a few of their own originals.

Lions Club 50th Year Celebration
Thursday, July 21st, 2016, 4:00PM-Wine & Auction; 5:00PM-Dinner
Quilcene Masonic Lodge, 170 Herbert Street
To celebrate 50 years of service, the Lions club will host a fabulous rib dinner, cooked by Al Audette and a silent auctionTickets are $15 and are available at Post Office, or at the door.

Summer Concert: Joy in Mudville & Brett Townsend
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Linger Longer Stage,  Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia Street, Quilcene
Joy in Mudville, with Brett Townsend opening, will provide music for listening and dancing!   Meadow seating, bring camp chairs or a blanket. No pets please.  Pre-purchase of tickets are available at the Museum for this concert of music and dance; food vendors will be there also.  $15 Adult, $5 Student

Music on the Patio: Soul Siren
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Soul Siren has been going strong for over 15 years. Playing everything from funk & soul to rock and top 40 dance favorites, this talented crew has rocked festivals, casinos, clubs, weddings, and corporate events across the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

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