Festivals and Events

July 2017

Fitness Class
Thursdays, July, 2017, 4:00PM-6:00PM
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).  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.

Build a Better World Through Play
Friday, July 21st, 2017, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Help create the largest book domino run in Jefferson County! Join librarians and community members to stack the books—and tip them over!  Use books on loan from the Friends of the Jefferson County Library book sale; come build and preview books on sale from the Friends of the Library. All ages are welcome, but children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Music on the Patio: Norman Baker
Saturday, July 22nd, 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.

Beginners Yoga in Brinnon
Mondays, July, 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.

Yoga in Quilcene
Tuesdays, July, 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.

Fun in Quilcene: Patterns in Nature
Tuesday, July 25th, 2017, 2:00PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101.
Jefferson County Library invites you to come learn to identify building block patterns in nature that are all around us in rivers, leaves, seashells, and honeycombs, etc. Take a passbook walk, seeking and stamping the patterns into your book. Passbooks provided. (All ages)

Fitness Class
Tuesdays, July, 2017, 4:00PM-6:00PM
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).  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.

Border Collie International
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017, 2:00PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Build a better world through a love of animals. See Border Collie International’s team of rescued dogs in action with football, basketball, baseball, soccer and world class Frisbee tricks. (All Ages)

Habitat for Humanity: Volunteer Days
Saturday, July 29th, 2017, 8:30AM-4:00PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Build a better world through volunteering.  Join library staff for a fun-filled day of helping to provide deserving families in our community with strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. You can volunteer for a whole or a half day. Sign-up at the library is required 2 weeks before event.

Music on the Patio: Marty Beagle
Saturday, July 29th, 2017, 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.

August 2017

Fun in Quilcene: Build Your Own Boffer
Tuesday, August 1st, 2017, 2:00PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101.
Jefferson County Library invites you to come build a boffer, constructed of foam-wrapped PVC pipe, duct tape and imagination, to use in live-action role-playing games and mock combat. Participants under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. (All ages) Materials provided by a generous donation from Quilcene Henery’s Hardware.

Tailgate Party at the Old Alcohol Plant
Saturday, August 5th 2017, 4:00PM-7:00PM
Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock
Join the Tailgate Party with a mustang car show, beer garden, BBQ, and music by rock ‘n’ roll dance band One-Egg Night, playing covers and original tunes.

Music on the Patio: Stevens Rocket
Saturday, August 5th, 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.

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 when 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.

KidsQuest Children’s Museum Science Fair in Quilcene
Tuesday, August 8th, 2017, 2:00PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101.
Jefferson County Library invites you to come build a boffer, constructed of foam-wrapped PVC pipe, duct tape and imagination, to use in live-action role-playing games and mock combat. Participants under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. (All ages) Materials provided by a generous donation from Quilcene Henery’s Hardware.

Summer Reading Program Finale
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017, 2:00PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Build a better world through friendship.  Bring your friends for group games and a bubble extravaganza! (All ages)

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.

Books on Tap Trivia Contest
Friday, August 11th, 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.

Friends of the Jefferson County Library Book Sale
Saturday, August 12th, 2017, 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 9:30 am!

Music on the Patio: Jenny Davis
Saturday, August 12th, 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.

Quilcene Town-Wide Sale
Saturday, August 19th, 2017, 9:00AM
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!

Music on the Patio: Jenny Davis
Saturday, August 19th, 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 – “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.

All County Picnic 2017
Sunday, August 20th 2017, 11:00AM-4:00PM
HJ Carroll Park, HJ Carroll Park Road in Chimacum
Join the community for the 5 year anniversary of the All County Picnic!  Featuring over 50 preparedness-related information booths, live music, food vendors, group games, presenters and demonstrations, kids activities and, yes, free corn on the cob (prepared by Chef Arran Stark). For more information, contact Daviel Milholland: 360-385-0519; daniel@thunderbullproductions.com

Forest Fest
Thursday, August 24th, 2017, 6:00PM-9:00PM
Finnriver Orchard, 124 Center Road, Chimacum
Join Jefferson Land Trust to celebrate the power of community conservation. Catch up with friends over a glass of cider as you observe local artisans transform the bounty of the forest into handcrafted products. Delight your senses with an unforgettable array of flavors inspired by the season. Learn about the possibilities of community forestry, and join with neighbors and friends as we come together to protect the forested landscapes that surround us!  Seating is limited, and advance ticket purchase is required. This event is expected to sell out so secure your place early starting June 30thhttps://saveland.org/join-us-forestfest/

Music on the Patio: Marty Beagle
Saturday, August 26th, 2017, 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.

September 2017

Music on the Patio: Stevens Rocket
Saturday, September 2nd, 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.

Concerts in the Woods – “SeaStar
Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
SeaStar’s music has been described as both “timeless” and “authentic”. From dusty Americana postcards, to Celtic anthems with hints of bluegrass and old-time, to passionate ballads, and award winning story songs, SeaStar takes their audiences on a musical journey of history and tradition. Fae Wiedenhoeft‘s powerful vocals carry contagious, original, melodies and deliver singable choruses that will keep you singing for hours after their shows.

Concerts in the Woods – “Band of Lovers
Saturday, September 9th 2017, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
With a modern take on folk sound and pop structure, their songs draw inspiration from the stories and landscapes of North America. They’re currently touring and preparing for the release of their upcoming sophomore album, recorded in Woodstock, NY.

Honky Tonkin’ Pie Party
Friday, September 16th, 2017, 6PM-10PM
Party at the Chimacum Grange with Three Chords and the Truth, local pies, and more!

2017 Quilcene Fair, Parade & Classic Car Show
Saturday & Sunday, September 16th & 17th, 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.

15th Annual Jefferson County Farm Tour
Saturday & Sunday, September 17th & 18th, 2017, 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.  Suggested donation of $10 per car load at Farm Tour Central (Chimacum Corner Farmstead).

Quilcene Oyster Half-Marathon, 10K Run, & 5K Run
Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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/

Concerts in the Woods – “Katie Kuffel
Saturday, September 16th 2017, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle

Katie Kuffel pursued performance and songwriting after being trained in both cello and piano. Her lyrics are steeped in nuance and tackle concepts like femininity, mental health, and the complexity of emotions. Balancing whimsy and self-awareness, playful music and thoughtful lyrics, her alt-pop/blues tone coupled with her strong, rich voice is sure to leave its mark.

October 2017

Concerts in the Woods – “Beth Wood
Saturday, October 7th, 2017, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Beth Wood
is a modern-day troubadour and believer in the power of song. Her exceptional musicianship, crafty songwriting, and commanding stage presence have been winning over American audiences for eighteen years. Beth’s music is soulful, organic, intelligent, barefoot, high-energy communication of joy.

Concerts in the Woods – “Claudia Nygaard with Moe Dixon”
Saturday, October 15th, 2017, 3:00PM
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. Emotionally fearless, she shares her deepest sorrows with a rare vulnerability and tenderness one moment, then a quick wit and an outlandish, irreverent sense of humor the next.

Concerts in the Woods – “Danika Holmes featuring Jeb Hart”
Sunday, October 29th, 2017, 3:00PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
She’s a songwriter who was almost a doctor. He’s a guitar aficionado who owns and operates his own guitar instruction company. Together they form the duo Danika Holmes and Jeb Hart, a soulful combination of acoustic pop and blues that hits the heart with their blended talents.

November 2017

Concerts in the Woods – “The Rain City Ramblers
Sunday, November 5th, 2017, 3:00PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
A Seattle original Americana string band playing country, roots, bluegrass, and old-time music.  Daniel Ullom – mandolin, lead vocals, Forrest Marrowitz – bass, harmony vocals, James Horbett – guitar, vocals.

Concerts in the Woods – “The Honey Whiskey Trio
Sunday, November 19th, 2017, 3:00PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
The Honey Whiskey Trio explores harmony in folk, bluegrass and any melody that catches the ear. Through their powerful, yet sweet harmonies, body percussion, haunting melodies and vitality on stage, Honey Whiskey Trio captivates and moves audiences. These storytellers in song found their roots in vocal jazz, all singing in Pacific Standard Time, CSU Long Beach’s award winning vocal jazz ensemble, though at different times. This foundation in jazz gives Honey Whiskey Trio an inherent flexibility to their sound, allowing them to change and adjust their tone to best fit the mood of each song.

December 2017

Concerts in the Woods – “Jaspar Lepak
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, 3:00PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Jaspar Lepak 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 Lambert
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, 3:00PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Eric Lambert impresses audiences with his original elixir of feel-good Americana infused with bluegrass, blues, rock, & soul. His authentic sound is an eclectic blend that knows no boundaries.  Eric is well-regarded for his enthusiasm, visible joy, earthy voice, and precision licks.  Renowned as a flatpicking guitarist, Lambert fronted the Henhouse Prowlers band for several years.

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