Festivals and Events

September 2019

2019 Farm Tour
Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd, 2019
Jefferson Land Trust
Farm Tour is a great time to learn more about farmland preservation in Jefferson County!

PTFF Road Show at JCL: Motherload
Saturday, September 21st, 2019, 10:30AM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Ride with Liz Canning, cyclist and mother, on her quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of the digital age, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote. This film runs 81 minutes and is preceded by the 4-minute short Blue. Jefferson County Library is proud to be a part of the 2019 Port Townsend Film Festival by hosting a free cinema at the library. All films are open to the public free of charge with advance ticket. Tickets will be available at the library 30 minutes prior to film start.

PTFF Road Show at JCL: Twelve Conversations
Saturday, September 21st, 2019, 12:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
What compels people to confide in one another? A chance meeting in a Port Townsend underground record shop, the intimate power of words and the way the future sometimes reveals the past. This film runs 102 minutes. Jefferson County Library is proud to be a part of the 2019 Port Townsend Film Festival by hosting a free cinema at the library. All films are open to the public free of charge with advance ticket. Tickets will be available at the library 30 minutes prior to film start.

PTFF Road Show at JCL: The Wild
Saturday, September 21st, 2019, 3:00PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
In this follow-up to 2014’s documentary, The Breach, director Mark Titus outlines the ongoing struggle in Bristol Bay to preserve the wild salmon fishing industry, which faces devastation if a massive copper and gold mine is constructed. This film runs 63 minutes and is preceded by two short films: Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee and dukʷibəɫ swatixʷtəd (Changer’s Land). Jefferson County Library is proud to be a part of the 2019 Port Townsend Film Festival by hosting a free cinema at the library. All films are open to the public free of charge with advance ticket. Tickets will be available at the library 30 minutes prior to film start.

Concerts in the Woods – Rupert Wates
Saturday, September 21st, 2019, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Hear an intimate concert in a beautiful room “at the end of the earth.”  Concerts are all ages and admission is by donation. Rupert Wates has been a full time songwriter since the late 1990s, when he signed a publishing contract with Eaton Music Limited. His contract required him to write material in all kinds of styles and genres, for all kinds of artists.

Karaoke Music at Loggers Landing
Saturday, September 21st, 8:00PM-12:00AM
Loggers Landing Restaurant, 295023 Highway 101, Quilcene
Head to Loggers Landing this Saturday for Louie’s World Karaoke!

PTFF Road Show at JCL: Reviewers Choice Shorts
Sunday, September 22nd, 2019, 2:00PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
A collection of films from around the world representing the genius of filmmakers to capture and portray individual human drama. These shorts were given highest ratings by the PTFF review team. The film series runs approximately 81 minutes. Jefferson County Library is proud to be a part of the 2019 Port Townsend Film Festival by hosting a free cinema at the library. All films are open to the public free of charge with advance ticket. Tickets will be available at the library 30 minutes prior to film start.

Live Music at Disco Bay Detour: Doom Lagoon
Monday, September 23rd, 2019, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Disco Bay Detour, 282332 Highway 101, Discovery Bay
Drop by for live music in a space designed to enhance the sound of music! Sip on local craft cider, beer, kombucha, wine, and espresso while you enjoy the show. FREE

Valley View Forest Stewardship Work Party
Tuesday, September 24th, 2019, 10:00AM-1:00PM
1921 Center Rd, Chimacum
Help Jefferson Land Trust build the trails that our community members have flagged at the Valley View Forest property. Along the way we’ll also clear out ivy and holly. For questions or more information, e-mail Carrie at cclendaniel@saveland.org or call 306.379.9501.

Live Music at the Old Alcohol Plant: The Retrofitters
Wednesday, September 25th, 2019, 5:30PM
Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock.
Head to the Old Alcohol Plant for some live music, plus rotating food and drink specials!  Cover tunes and originals by George and Debra. Come and join us for a wide variety of 1960’s/70’s Classic Pop/Rock and more.

Virtual Reality Open House for Ages 13+
Friday, September 27th, 2019, 2:30PM-4:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Experience Virtual Reality with the Oculus device while guided and supported by trained staff. Swim in the deep sea, make friends with a little robot, visit the White House or a National Park, or relax with a virtual movie that happens around you. All these experiences can be yours through the magic of virtual reality.

Special Event at Disco Bat Detour: Piney Gals & Detour Closing Party with Erin
Friday, September 27th, 2019, 2:00PM-9:00PM+
Disco Bay Detour, 282332 Highway 101, Discovery Bay
Drop by for live music in a space designed to enhance the sound of music! Sip on local craft cider, beer, kombucha, wine, and espresso while you enjoy the show. Bar opens at 2:30PM – 9:00PM+

Live Music at the Old Alcohol Plant: Roundabout Trio
Friday, September 27th, 2019, 6:30PM
Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock.
Head to the Old Alcohol Plant for some live music, plus rotating food and drink specials!  This Friday hear rock ‘n roll, Cajun, swamp pop, swing, jazz, blues, and everything in between with the Roundabout Trio.

Live Music at Disco Bay Detour: Piney Gals
Friday, September 27th, 2019, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Disco Bay Detour, 282332 Highway 101, Discovery Bay
Drop by for live music in a space designed to enhance the sound of music! Sip on local craft cider, beer, kombucha, wine, and espresso while you enjoy the show. FREE

Star Viewing at H.J. Carroll Park
Friday, September 27th, 2018, 7:00PM-9:00PM
H.J. Carroll Park, 9884 SR19, Chimacum
Amateur astronomers of all ages are invited for star viewing at H.J. Carroll Park. Explore the wonders of the universe through telescopes, while Battle Point Astronomical Society members point out objects in the sky and explain what you are seeing. Bring binoculars if you wish, and we’ll help you locate objects on your own. Dress warmly. This program may be affected by weather conditions.

Forestry Field Talk hosted by Old Alcohol Plant
Saturday, September 28th, 2019, 10:00AM
Chimacum County Park, 9635 Rhody Drive, Chimacum
Come learn about the forests that we live in and around – what is happening to them, how they got this way, what the future may hold. We’ll discuss what’s happening locally and what we can do to protect these forests for generations. This event is free and welcome to everyone.

Seahawks Workshop at Fiber and Clay
Saturday, September 28th, 2019, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Fiber and Clay, 294963 Highway 101, Quilcene
Come knit your Seahawks Beanie, Seahawks Fingerless Gloves, Seahawks Cowl, Seahawks Scarf or Scarfette! $20 plus yarn

From the Ground Up: Gala Benefiting Bayside Hounsing
Saturday, September 28th, 2019, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock.
“Food-focused celebration of growth, roots, and a sense of place.” Third Annual Gala Benefiting Bayside Housing & Services featuring Dunia Faulx, JHC and Michael Adams.

Live Music at the Old Alcohol Plant: Eagle Mountain String Band
Saturday, September 28th, 2019, 6:30PM
Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock.
The Eagle Mountain String Band plays a variety of tunes guaranteed to get you up and dancing!

Live Music at Loggers Landing
Saturday, September 28th, 8:00PM
Loggers Landing Restaurant, 295023 Highway 101, Quilcene
Head to Loggers Landing this Saturday for Forest Beutel.

October 2019

How to Launch Rockets, Make Friends, and Build a Spacecraft to Explore the Universe
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, 6:30PM-8:00PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Retired Aerospace Engineer Iris Bombelyn will share highlights of her 33-year career working on space launch vehicles and spacecraft. She will provide an overview of the key elements of spacecraft design and discuss the roles people and organizations play in the success of a space mission.

Concerts in the Woods  – A Night of Blues Guitar with John Long and John “Greyhound” Maxwell
Saturday, October 5th, 2019, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Hear an intimate concert in a beautiful room “at the end of the earth.”  Concerts are all ages and admission is by donation. John Long is an American country blues singer, fingerstyle guitarist, harmonica player and songwriter. He performs in a pre-war acoustic blues style, although his material is contemporary and mainly composed by Long and his elder brother.  John “Greyhound” Maxwell was born and raised in Chicago following in the footsteps of earlier blues performers like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. He is a master of acoustic fingerstyle, bottleneck slide guitar and a singer too who recently relocated to Port Townsend, Washington from San Rafael, California.

Action / Color Art Exhibit Opening
Sunday, October 6th, 2019, 3:00PM-5:00PM
Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock.
The Old Alcohol Plant,Gallery presents Action/Color featuring Harold Nelson, Stephen Yates & Peter Juvonen. Show closes November 17th, 2019.

Duckabush Riparian Forest Stewardship Work Party
Tuesday, October 8th, 2019, 10:00AM-1:00PM
Duckabush Oxbow Preserve on Duckabush River Road
Help Jefferson Land Trust by creating water bars, moving gravel, and planting shrubs to help slow water runoff from nearby forest roads.. For questions or more information, e-mail Carrie at cclendaniel@saveland.org or call 306.379.9501.

An Evening of Virtual Reality for Adults Ages 13+
Wednesday, October 9th, 2019, 2:30PM-4:30PM
Brinnon Community Center, 306144 Highway 101, Brinnon
Experience Virtual Reality with the Oculus device while guided and supported by trained staff. Swim in the deep sea, make friends with a little robot, visit the White House or a National Park, or relax with a virtual movie that happens around you. All these experiences can be yours through the magic of virtual reality.

Seed Washing and Saving Techniques
Thursday, October 10th, 2019, 1:00PM-3:00PM
Quilcene Community Center, 294952 Highway 101
Flowers, vegetables and fruit, this year’s growth carries the seeds for next year’s planting. Join Master Gardener Karen Seabrook as she demonstrates how to wash and save seeds from your garden and harvests. Please bring your questions, as well as your own flowers, fruit and veggie samples.

Preserving the Taste of Summer
Thursday, October 10th, 2019, 6:30PM-8:00PM
Quilcene Community Center, 294952 Highway 101
Learn the essentials of food safety while canning and preserving. Master Food Preserver Dianna Wiklund will discuss a variety of food preservation techniques, including making jerky, fermenting vegetables, freezing, drying, storing, and pickling, and include tips on emergency preparedness. Space is limited, register at http://www.jclibrary.info, or call 360-385-6544 to sign up. Attendees may arrive one hour ahead and bring their pressure gauges for testing.

Third Tuesday “Exoplanets” Trivia
Tuesday, October 15th, 2019, 7:00PM
The Keg & I, 1291 Chimacum Road, Chimacum
Join Jefferson County Library professionals for a night of friendly competition. This month’s trivia theme is “Exoplanets”! Study up by visiting the Exoplanets exhibit at the Jefferson County Library and the WSU Extension Center in Port Hadlock. The exhibit will be on display until mid-October. Bring your team or come solo, test your knowledge, and win! An extra point will be awarded to teams who present their library cards. Must be 21 or over to attend.

Live Music at the Old Alcohol Plant: Bread & Gravy Duo
Wednesday, October 16th, 2019, 5:30PM
Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock.
Head to the Old Alcohol Plant for some live music, plus rotating food and drink specials! Port Angeles duo becomes more than a duo and welcomes new songs and sounds. Comfort music that alternates among lounge-style ballads, uptempo dance music, Americana rock with a splattering of jazz and soul, emotional melodies, and riveting spoken word.

2019 Huntingford Humanities Lecture: Laurie Frankel
Thursday, October 17th, 2019, 6:00PM-8:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Join New York Times bestselling author Laurie Frankel for the Jefferson County Library’s Annual Huntingford Humanities Lecture. Frankel is the author of three novels: This is How it Always Is, Goodbye for Now, and The Atlas of Love. She writes stories that are sensitive and deeply felt, sending her characters on unanticipated journeys through childrearing and growing up.

Concerts in the Woods – Cavort with Tami Curtis
Sunday, October 20th, 2019, 3:00PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Hear an intimate concert in a beautiful room “at the end of the earth.”  Concerts are all ages and admission is by donation. Tami performs Celtic music with fiddle, guitar, whistles, bodhran, & vocals.

November 2019

Seafarer’s Festival at the Old Alcohol Plant
Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, 3:00PM-9:00PM
Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock.
Sea Poetry, Sea Shanties, Storytelling, Clam Bake & Live Music. Fundraiser for the Community Boat Project.

Concerts in the Woods – March to May
Sunday, November 3rd, 2019, 3:00PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Hear an intimate concert in a beautiful room “at the end of the earth.”  Concerts are all ages and admission is by donation. Seattle-based “orchestral folk” duo March to May makes the most beautiful music you’ve ever heard with a harp, a guitar and sometimes piano, plus rich vocal harmonies.  Their haunting lyrics and mellifluous melodies stay with you long after the show is over.

Concerts in the Woods – The Lasses
Sunday, November 10th, 2019, 3:00PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Hear an intimate concert in a beautiful room “at the end of the earth.”  Concerts are all ages and admission is by donation. The Lasses are Sophie Janna and Margot Merah, an Amsterdam duo singing traditional folk and original songs with intricate harmonies. They sing together like sisters. Songs from the Celtic and American traditions and beautiful original songs are brought with clear voices, heavenly harmonies and full hearts. With honest, effective arrangements on bodhrán and guitar, the beautiful blend of the women’s voices takes the center stage.

Concerts in the Woods – Don Alder
Sunday, November 17th, 2019, 3:00PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Hear an intimate concert in a beautiful room “at the end of the earth.”  Concerts are all ages and admission is by donation. Don Alder‘s unique style of playing incorporates fingerpicking with simultaneous percussion on the soundboard to create a wall of sound. He is often referred to as sounding like a four piece band. Don’s music is his own unique weave of deeply textured melody and story. Lyrical and compelling, his original songs are notes of exploration – some passionate and haunting, some hard-driven, others light and teasing. In quiet pieces or pushing right to the edge, Don’s phenomenal fingerstyle playing and rich voice captivate.

Live Music at the Old Alcohol Plant: Bread & Gravy Duo
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019, 5:30PM
Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock.
Head to the Old Alcohol Plant for some live music, plus rotating food and drink specials! Port Angeles duo becomes more than a duo and welcomes new songs and sounds. Comfort music that alternates among lounge-style ballads, uptempo dance music, Americana rock with a splattering of jazz and soul, emotional melodies, and riveting spoken word.

December 2019

Live Music at the Old Alcohol Plant: Bread & Gravy Duo
Wednesday, December 18th, 2019, 5:30PM
Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock.
Head to the Old Alcohol Plant for some live music, plus rotating food and drink specials! Port Angeles duo becomes more than a duo and welcomes new songs and sounds. Comfort music that alternates among lounge-style ballads, uptempo dance music, Americana rock with a splattering of jazz and soul, emotional melodies, and riveting spoken word.

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