Festivals and Events

January 2017

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.

Beginners Yoga in Brinnon
Mondays, January, 2017, 7:40AM
Start your morning off with an energizing yoga class at the Brinnon Community Center, 306144 Highway 101.  Progressive classes are also available on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:40 AM & Thursdays at 8:00 AM.  Contact the Community Center for more information: 360-796-4350.

Dance Aerobics & Strength Training Class
Tuesdays, January, 2017, 5:00PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101.
Have fun and get fit at this dance aerobics and strength training class, led by Leslie Bunton (certified through the American Council on Exercise).  Only $35 for 8 classes, $25 for 4 classes and $7.50 for a single class.  If you are a newcomer, please contact Leslie in advance and arrive about ten minutes early.  For more information, contact Leslie at: 360-765-0164.

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.

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.  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.

Yoga in Quilcene
Tuesdays, March, 2017, 9:30AM
Meet at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 Highway 101, for Yoga in Quilcene!  This class is designed for ALL who would like to explore the art of a Yoga practice.

Tech Tuesday: 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.

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.

April 2017

Tech Tuesday: Rosetta Stone/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.

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.

May 2017

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

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.

ShrimpFest 2017
Saturday, May 27th, 2017, 10AM-6PM
Sunday, May 28th, 2017, 10AM-5PM
Field between Cove RV and the Yelvik Store, 303375 U.S. 101, Brinnon
Emerald Towns Alliance presents ShrimpFest 2017!  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.

June 2017

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.

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.

July 2017

Concerts in the Woods – “Lobo Del Mar
Saturday, July 1st 2017, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
This will be an outdoor concert, so bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets.  Lobo Del Mar is a family whose members form, among other endeavors, 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. What began as a Celtic band has become something indefinable, though when pressed we’ll say “world music and dance”.

Concerts in the Woods – “Joy Mills & Tom Parker duo
Saturday, July 15th 2017, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Two talented musicians join forces to produce a lively country-flavored repertoire of their original songs.

August 2017

Concerts in the Woods – “Sky in the Road
Saturday, August 5th 2017, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Sky in the Road founding members Daniel Rhiger and Rahmana Wiest, both singers and musicians since childhood, met they were providing back-up vocals and instrumentation for another local singer/songwriter. It quickly became apparent that there was magic in this “harmonic convergence” and Dan and Rah, as they are known by their friends, soon became musical partners and eventually life partners.

Wine, Beer and Spirits Tasting Gala
Friday, August 11th, 2016, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Linger Longer Stage,  Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia Street, Quilcene
This elegant local tradition features fine food, gifts, live music, vendors, bulk wine sales.  Proceeds benefit the Quilcene Museum!  Ages 21+ only.

Concerts in the Woods – “Michael Stephen Rivers
Saturday, August 19th 2017, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Michael Rivers performs in churches, coffeehouses, and small concert halls around the Pacific Northwest and Midwest United States. Michael studied singing and songwriting at Berklee College of Music and earned a B.M.E. from Valparaiso University. Currently he works as solo performer, a vocal coach, and as the director for the Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers.

September 2017

2017 Quilcene Fair, Parade & Classic Car Show
Saturday, September 16th, 2017, 9AM-4PM
Quilcene School294715 Highway 101, Quilcene
Local vendors, live music, games, art, crafts, a carnival and more!  Check out the website for more information on the 34th Quilcene Fair and Parade.  There will be free music and dance entertainment.

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