Festivals and Events

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Previously held events are listed in archive at bottom.

July 2016

Concerts in the Woods – “Claudia Nygaard
Friday, July 29th, 2016, 7:30PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
With a voice as warm and smooth as amber honey and impressive for both its power and intimacy, Claudia Nygaard delivers songs that are heartfelt, humorous, scrappy, and sensual. And so are the stories in between them. She is a captivating storyteller, with a twinkle in her eye that makes everyone in the audience think she is sharing a secret with them alone.

Music on the Patio: Bruce Thomas Smith
Saturday, July 30th, 2016, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Catch a performance by Bruce Thomas Smith!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

August 2016

Beginners Yoga in Brinnon
Mondays, August, 2016, 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.

Gardening Classes in Quilcene
Mondays, August, 2016, 12:00PM
Join Juanita and Anita for free gardening classes at Q Gardens, where the straw bale and rain gardens are located by Quil Bean Espresso, 71 Old Church Road.  Help plant the straw bale gardens which will provide fresh produce to the Quilcene food bank while increasing your gardening skills.  Classes are interactive and fun.  Bring your ideas, questions and friends!

Yoga in Quilcene
Tuesdays, August, 2016, 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.  There is a $10 drop in fee for each class, and an $8-per-class fee if you pay for the whole month.  For more information, please contact Sheryl Wolover at: 360-565-6554; om@pacific-elements.com.  Website.

Dance Aerobics & Strength Training Class
Tuesdays, August, 2016, 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.

Dinner & Movie Night
Wednesday, August 3rd, 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!

Music on the Patio: Norman Baker
Friday, August 5th, 2016, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Baum & Dawn Fitzgerald!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

Family Fest: Lobo Del Mar
Saturday, August 6th, 2016, 2:00PM-5:00PM
Linger Longer Stage,  Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia Street, Quilcene
Lobo Del Mar puts on a spectacular show featuring world music and dance!  Performing the dances and music of Highland Bagpipes, Polynesian Dance, Spanish Flamenco, Irish Step Dancing, Bellydancing, Celtic Music, Mexican Music, and more! Beer Garden for 21+ with ID. Bring the kids!  Activities and entertainment for kids from 2 to 5PM. $10 adult, $5 for kids under 13.  Meadow seating, bring camp chairs or a blanket.  No pets please.  Full day of fun, food and games!

Concerts in the Woods – “Katie Kuffel
Saturday, August 6th, 2016, 7:30PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Katie Kuffel’s songwriting is both innovative and thoughtful, with a contemporary sound that draws from blues, jazz, and folk music as well as her training in classical cello and jazz piano.

Worthington House Exterior Tour
Sunday, August 7th, 2016, 1:00PM
Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia Street. 
Take a tour around the Worthington Mansion!

Wine, Beer and Spirits Tasting Gala
Friday, August 12th, 2016, 5:00PM-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!  $15 Adult, $12 Museum Members. Ages 21+ only.

The Bushwick Book Club
Saturday, August 13th, 2016, 1:00PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock
Join this lively group of Seattle area musicians as they perform original music inspired by a variety of different books. Not your run-of-the-mill book club, The Bushwick Book Club meets monthly to deliver literature, music, and songwriting to local communities while building the next generation of musicians and readers. Book lovers and music lovers alike will love this family-friendly concert.

“Meet the Artist” Reception with Robert Schramek
Saturday, August 20th, 2016, 1:00PM-3:00PM
Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia Street 
Meet the published author, artist and local forestry expert.  Book signing.

Music on the Patio: Marty Beagle
Saturday, August 20th, 2016, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Marty Beagle!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

Concerts in the Woods – “Brad Yaeger and the Night Terrors
Saturday, August 20th 2016, 7:30PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
For something a little different and freaky, join them for an evening of story telling through music.

Quilcene Town-Wide Sale
Saturday, August 20th, 2016, 9:00AM-5:00PM
Quilcene Community Center, 294952 Highway 101 & Throughout Town
Find yourself some treasures when the whole community sets up sales tables to offer their well-loved but no-longer-used goods!  Sponsored by Gear Head Deli.  The Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia Street, will be having a Museum Tag Sale on this day as well!  Contact Shona if you would like to reserve a space or get your sale on the flyer: 360-774-1705; quilbilly_mom@yahoo.com

Late Summer Concert: Rockabilly for Quilbillies!
Saturday, August 27th, 2016, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Linger Longer Stage,  Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia Street, Quilcene
Johnny and the Black Crabs, with Jeff Wittekind 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 also be there.  $15 Adult, $5 Student

Music on the Patio: Lobo Del Mar
Saturday, August 27th, 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.

September 2016

Concerts in the Woods – “Tim Bertsch
Friday, September 2nd 2016, 7:30PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Tim Bertsch has been a disciple of the guitar and it’s resonance since the age of 10. Timothy has long since lived, composed and performed in three very different musical worlds being equally proficient on the electric guitar as well as acoustic guitar/harpguitar. Heavily rooted in jazz, fusion, flamenco, rock, classical, blues and gypsy music his unique musical talents are equally as diverse.

Brinnon Community Flea Market
Friday & Saturday, September 2nd & 3rd, 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.

Worthington House Exterior Tour
Sunday, September 4th, 2016, 1:00PM
Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia Street. 
Take a tour around the Worthington Mansion!

Ninth Night Movie & Potluck
Friday, September 9th, 2016, Potluck-6:30PM; Movie-6:45PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101
Join your friends & neighbors for a potluck dinner and a movie!

Concerts in the Woods – “Curtis and Loretta
Saturday, September 10th 2016, 7:30PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Curtis & Loretta‘s music comes straight from the heart. The husband and wife duo’s extraordinary harmonies and proficiency on a parade of stringed instruments create an alluring frame for their poignant original songs, and carefully chosen traditional pieces from the British Isles, America, and beyond. The current menagerie includes Celtic harp, mandocello, mandolin, guitars, clawhammer banjo, and National steel ukulele, plus a bit of kazoo, harmonica, and shakers.

RainFest… Reimagined
Thursday, September 15th, 2016, 5:30PM
Finnriver Orchard, Chimacum
Join Jefferson Land Trust for an evening under the harvest moon to celebrate the exciting new developments your support is making possible. They’re retiring their auction to take you out on the land, and this new incarnation of RainFest promises to be an experience to remember. Stay tuned for more details!

Honky Tonkin’ Pie Party
Friday, September 16th, 2016, 6PM-10PM
Party at the Chimacum Grange with Three Chords and the Truth, local pies, and more!

2016 Quilcene Fair, Parade & Classic Car Show
Saturday, September 17th, 2016, 8AM-4PM
Quilcene School294715 Highway 101, Quilcene
Local vendors, live music, games, art, crafts, a carnival and more!  Check out the website for more information.

Concerts in the Woods – “Slipshod
Saturday, September 17th 2016, 7:30PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Matt Snook (dobro and banjo) and Steve Blanchard (guitar and mandolin) formed Slipshod in 2012 out of a common background of playing Bluegrass music.  They play a mix of originals, familiar melodies and dynamic instrumentals. Their harmonies and unique vocal interpretations add to their precise instrumental talents.

14th Annual Jefferson County Farm Tour
Saturday & Sunday, September 17th & 18th, 2016, 10AM-4PM
Each year the Farm Tour draws thousands of visitors eager to experience a working farm and connect with local farmers. With many Jefferson County farms participating in the tour you’ll meet many of the people who are part of our county’s thriving food system on this self-guided tour.  Jefferson County Farms are located in and around Port Townsend, Marrowstone Island, Discovery Bay, Chimacum, Port Ludlow, Quilcene, and Brinnon.  Suggested donation of $10 per car load at Farm Tour Central (Chimacum Corner Farmstead). For more information, please call: (360) 379-5610. Maps of the farm locations are available at sponsor locations, including at the Jefferson Land Trust office.

Quilcene Oyster Half-Marathon, 10K Run, 5K Run & Kids Sprint Race 
Saturday, September 24th, 2016
Linger Longer Stage,  Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia Street
Three different courses offering a glimpse of Quilcene’s natural wonders for runners of all levels, all in one day!  These beautiful courses wind through the forests and farmland overlooking Quilcene Bay.  Race routes cross the Little Quilcene River (with salmon spawning below), and pass by tidewater where our famous Quilcene Oysters flourish.  The Quilcene Oyster Half-Marathon Race is USATF Certified and Sanctioned.  All races,  Start and Finish at Worthington Park’s Linger Longer Stage.  Check out their website to register and for more details:  http://quilcenehalfmarathon.com/

Music on the Patio: Lobo Del Mar
Saturday, September 24th, 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.

October 2016

Concerts in the Woods – “Ryan Ayers
Saturday, October 1st 2016, 7:30PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Ryan Ayers is a solo guitarist mixing together classical technique with accessible songs, forms and structures. His stage show is a well crafted blend of engaging music and interesting stories which have captivated audiences on both coasts.

Ninth Night Movie & Potluck
Sunday, October 9th, 2016, Potluck-6:30PM; Movie-6:45PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101
Join your friends & neighbors for a potluck dinner and a movie!

Cider Press Outdoor Party
Saturday, October 15th, 2016
Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia Street. 
Join the fun at Worthington Park!

Concerts in the Woods – “Squirrel Butter
Saturday, October 15th 2016, 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. We are also both members of The Tallboys.

Concerts in the Woods – “Daniel Champagne
Saturday, October 23rd 2016, 3:00PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes, Daniel Champagne has recently relocated to North America where he continues his exciting career as an international touring and recording artist.

Quilcene Trunk or Treat
Monday, October 31st, 2016, 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
Quilcene School parking lot, 294715 US Highway 101
Decorate your “trunk, truck, bicycle, wagon” whatever you have, and bring it to the Quilcene School to participate.

November 2016

Concerts in the Woods – “Jaspar Lepak
Sunday, November 6th 2016, 3:00PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Jaspar Lepak (pronounced JAS-per LEE-pack) is a folk/Americana songstress whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. A child of the Sonoran Desert, her songs are deeply influenced by the many places she has called home: Tucson, Minneapolis, Durban, and currently Seattle. Sweeping across landscapes with an emotional depth that is extraordinary, her lyrics expose a brave vulnerability while her clear, pure voice touches the heart.

Concerts in the Woods – “Eric Hisaw Band
Sunday, November 20th 2016, 3:00PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Eric Hisaw is a guitar player and songwriter steeped in his New Mexico roots.  Hisaw’s literary rock’n’roll songs are firmly rooted in country and blues but draws on the energy and impulse of early punk.  He has honed a three piece traveling band, built of Hisaw’s guitar mastery, his gritty and soulful vocal, bass and drums, to bring his songs to life.  Mixing material from his CDs with new original songs and a few covers ranging from Roger Miller to Johnny Thunders, the band inspires audiences everywhere.

Quilcene Holiday Bazaar 
Saturday, November 26th, 2016
Quilcene Community Center, 294952 Highway 101.
Pictures with Santa, fantastic shopping, and bake sale!  Canned food drive to benefitthe local Food Bank.

December 2016

Concerts in the Woods – “Carrie Clark
Sunday, December 4th 2016, 3:00PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
A self-taught Oregon native performing her original songs on piano and guitar. Her diverse musical palette is unsurprising given her wide-ranging performance background: since moving to Seattle, her ventures have included an indie pop ensemble, a folk duo, and a jazz big band.

Concerts in the Woods – “Bread and Gravy”
Sunday, December 18th 2016, 3:00PM 
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Bread & Gravy perform a variety of music styles including blues, originals, classic rock, standards, Americana, contemporary, reggae and even a disco tune!  The Band: Stephanie Doenges – lead vocals, guitar, banjo ukulele, harmonica, flute, occasional toy; Jess Doenges – piano, keyboard bass, spoken word, bad jokes, occasional boxdrum; Robert Lilly – percussionist, vocals

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