Community calendar for Feb. 12, 2020

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Community calendar for Feb. 12, 2020

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Editor’s note: Wednesday before publication is the deadline for calendar additions, which must be emailed to calendars@ptleader.com by 5 p.m. Entries submitted after that deadline will not be published in the print edition. Events costing more than $5 are ineligible for publication.

 

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT

 

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Nan Toby Tyrrell plays songs of love for the senior lunch hour. 11:30 a.m. Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

John “Greyhound” Maxwell and Jon Parry. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Spirits Bar & Grill at the Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road.

“Sounding Joy” community song circle led by Aimee Ringle. 6-8 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road, Chimacum.

Chicago Bob’s Gently Amplified Blues Jam. 6-9 p.m. Highway 20 Roadhouse, 2152 W. Sims Way. Not an open mic; you play all night with the Midnight Train Blues Band. Full dinner menu until 8 p.m. No cover, 21-plus, donations accepted.

Ariel Atsatt. 7 p.m. The Keg & I, 1291 Chimacum Road.

Trivia Night Wednesdays. 7 p.m. Uptown Pub, 1016 Lawrence St.

Thursday, Feb. 13

Taproom Trivia. 6 p.m. Discovery Bay Brewing, 948 N. Park Ave.

Open Mic with Jillian. 7 p.m. The Keg & I.

Music Trivia Thursdays. 8 p.m. Uptown Pub.

Friday, Feb. 14

Oligarchy Withers. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Spirits Bar & Grill at the Old Alcohol Plant.

Janna Marit and Simon Lynge. 6-8 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery.

Barry Burnett. 6-8:30 p.m. Ajax Cafe, 21 S. Water St., Port Hadlock. Originals and standards.

Ray Troll and the Ratfish Wranglers. 7 p.m. Palindrome Event Center, 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road, Port Townsend. Tickets available online at brownpapertickets.com/event/4512289.

Badd Dog Blues Society. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Spirits Bar & Grill at the Old Alcohol Plant.

Jenny Davis and her Valentine’s Day Band. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Cellar Door, 940 Water St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner and full bar available. Reservations recommended. Call 360-385-6959.

“My Burly Valentine!” at the Castle. Doors open at 6 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Manresa Castle, 651 Cleveland St. A special burlesque Valentine’s Day at the Castle offers an evening of indulgence and passion, featuring entertainers Iva Handfull, Rummy Rose, Wanda Bones and Aleksandra, Mistress of Fusion. Reserve your seats now, and satisfy your hunger with the Castle’s fusion food options and cocktails. Pre-sale tickets at thecastleinpt.com.

The Alternators. 8 p.m. The Keg & I.

“Date Night” at Finnriver: A Burlesque Variety Show by Sky House Productions. 9-11 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Attendees must be 18 years or older for this private event, independently produced by Sky House, a female-led company with a commitment to showcasing empowering, body-positive events that celebrate the creative possibilities of the body. Pre-sale tickets at skyhouseproductions.brownpapertickets.com.

Saturday, Feb. 15

Storyborne presents Heart Stories 2020. 4-7 p.m. Venues in downtown Port Townsend including the Cotton Building, the Pope Marine Building, the Jefferson County Museum of Art and History and the Northwind Arts Center.

Vinyl Tap. 5 p.m. Discovery Bay Brewing.

The Love Gangsters. 5-8 p.m. Port Townsend Brewing Company, 330 10th St.

Trevor Hanson. 5-9 p.m. Ajax Cafe. Multi-genre solo guitar.

Joy In Mudville. 6-9 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Old-time bluegrass, folk, rock, country, blues and funk.

Mike Klinger Jazz Trio. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Spirits Bar & Grill at the Old Alcohol Plant.

Goforth. 7 p.m. The Keg & I.

“Love Stinks:” A Concert for the Broken-Hearted. 7-9:30 p.m. Manresa Castle. Whether you’re feeling heartbroken and blue, or simply sick and tired of Valentine’s Day and all that goes with it, join us for a concert of sad songs by local musicians Twelve Days in June, Patrick James and First the Winter.

Chicken Fried Swing. 7-10 p.m. Pourhouse, 2231 Washington St. Free, 21-plus.

Samara Jade Trio. 8-11 p.m. Cellar Door.

Sunday, Feb. 16

Sunday Jazz with Tess Teel. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Spirits Bar & Grill at the Old Alcohol Plant.

Song Circle and Jam. 1-3:30 p.m. Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St. Bring 10 copies of words, with chords if possible, to share; snacks welcome as well. Sliding scale of $3 to $5.

Fellow Pynins. 2-5 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Contemporary folk.

Folk Dance Music Jam. 3:30-5 p.m. Quimper Grange. Bring your music stand. Sliding scale of $3 to $5.

Micaela Kingslight’s album release party. 6-10 p.m. Manresa Castle. After many years of writing and performing and a year of recording at Toolshed Soundlab, Kingslight will release her new album, “My Way Home,” at the Rook Cafe in Manresa Castle. The live album will be played followed by a dance celebration with the Genre Jumpers, formerly known as the Toolshed Trio. Tickets are on a sliding scale at the door, and include the CD or download of the album. $20 gets you a CD and admission, and $10 gets you a download and admission.

Keith Scott. 7 p.m. Sirens, 823 Water St. Acoustic blues.

Cult Movie Night. 7 p.m. The Keg & I.

Monday, Feb. 17

Jack Dwyer and Jonathan Doyle. 5 p.m. The Keg & I.

Trevor Hanson. 5-9 p.m. Alchemy Bistro & Wine Bar, 842 Washington St. Multi-genre solo guitar.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Key City Jazz Trio. 6-8:30 p.m. Ajax Cafe. Jazz standards.

Jefferson County Library Trivia. 7 p.m. The Keg & I.

Open Mic Tuesdays. 9-11:30 p.m. Uptown Pub.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Samara Jade, Micaela Kingslight and Aimee Ringle. 7 p.m. The Keg & I.

Trivia Night Wednesdays. 7 p.m. Uptown Pub.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Taproom Trivia. 6 p.m. Discovery Bay Brewing.

Jack Dwyer. 6-8:30 p.m. Ajax Cafe. Folky originals and standards.

Josephine County Band. 7 p.m. Port Townsend Friends Meeting House, 1841 Sheridan St. This Celtic-inspired acoustic roots foursome of flute, guitar, fiddle, bodhran and vocals are touring the Pacific Northwest after playing in Port Townsend last year. For more information, visit josephinecountyband.com.

Third Tuesdays Trivia at the Taproom. 7-9 p.m. The Keg & I.

Music Trivia Thursdays. 8 p.m. Uptown Pub.

Friday, Feb. 21

TNT Guitar Duo. 5-9 p.m. Ajax Cafe. Jazz improvisation.

Northwind Songs presents Buddy Mondlock. 7 p.m. Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St. Tickets at buddynwa.brownpapertickets.com.

Square dance with live string band. 7-9 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery.

Swing dance. 8-10:30 p.m. Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St. Casey MacGill, Jonathan Doyle, Josh Roberts and Nate Parker, together on stage, playing live music.

Saturday, Feb. 22

Chuck Easton. 5-8 p.m. Port Townsend Brewing Company.

Rouge. 5-8 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Parisian classics and originals by three-octave vocalist and dancer Janet Rayor, stride jazz pianist and harmonist Clayton Murray and award-winning accordionist and arranger Toby Hanson.

The Long Splice. 5-9 p.m. Ajax Cafe. Instrumental duo.

Gilbert and McHagar. 6 p.m. Discovery Bay Brewing.

Reach for the Sky. 7-10 p.m. Pourhouse. Free, 21-plus.

Sunday, Feb. 23

Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra performs “Literature in Music.” 2 p.m. Chimacum Junior/Senior High School auditorium. Featured will be soloist Jason Gould, winner of the Young Artist Award, and the Port Townsend High School Orchestra. Tote bags and home-baked treats will be on sale during intermission.

Monthly Sunday Story Craft Story Swap. 2-4:30 p.m. Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

Stringology. 2-5 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Gypsy swing by guitarist Eric Bogart, Terianne Stratton on hot rhythm ukulele, and Tracy Grisman on string bass and vocals.

Monday, Feb. 24

Trevor Hanson. 5-9 p.m. Alchemy Bistro & Wine Bar. Multi-genre solo guitar.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Nan Toby Tyrrell piano concert. 1 p.m. San Juan Villa, 112 Castellano Way, Port Townsend.

Open Mic Tuesdays. 9-11:30 p.m. Uptown Pub.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

The Retrofiers. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Spirits Bar & Grill at the Old Alcohol Plant.

Spoken word open mic at Finnriver. 6-8 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Bring your favorite poetry, fiction or non-fiction to share. Please limit your reading to 5 minutes or less. Open to all. Sign-ups begin at 6 p.m.

Trivia Night Wednesdays. 7 p.m. Uptown Pub.

Jimmy Grant & Tim Kliphuis in “Gypsy Jazz Masters Join Forces.” 7:30 p.m. Rainshadow Recording, Fort Worden State Park. Tickets available at jimmyandtim.brownpapertickets.com.

Thursday, Feb. 27

“Sounding Joy” community song circle led by Aimee Ringle. 6-8 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery.

Taproom Trivia. 6-8 p.m. Discovery Bay Brewing.

Candlelight Concert Series presents traditional Irish folk songs as “A St. Patrick’s Day Warm Up!” 7 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 609 Taylor St. The concert will be a celebration of Ireland, with both traditional and contemporary songs. For more information, call 360-774-1644 or email rdanpurnell@msn.com.

Music Trivia Thursdays. 8 p.m. Uptown Pub.

Friday, Feb. 28

Forest Beutel. 6-8 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Bluegrass, Americana, hill-country blues.

C.D. Woodbury Trio. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Spirits Bar & Grill at the Old Alcohol Plant.

Saturday, Feb. 29

Bread & Gravy Duo. 5-8 p.m. Port Townsend Brewing Company. Folk, soul, Americana.

Scott Clay. 5-8 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Folk, rock, soul.

Hounds of Townsend. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Spirits Bar & Grill at the Old Alcohol Plant.

Canote Brothers in concert. 7-9 p.m. Quimper Grange. Greg and Jere are identical twins who love playing old fiddle tunes together, and specialize in forgotten fiddle tunes, swing classics and quirky novelty songs. They play everything from fiddles and guitars to banjos, ukuleles and various hybrids.

The Free Rangers. 7-10 p.m. Pourhouse. Free, 21-plus.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Just Soup. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1020 Jefferson St.

Guild for Social Fieldwork launches “Unite our Understanding” study. 6:30 p.m. potluck, 7 p.m. presentation. Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Drive. This meeting serves as an introduction to the Guild for Social Fieldwork’s “Unite our Understanding,” an interactive place-based research study about community and ecological well-being, to be conducted by individuals residing in the region who wish to participate in the training program. The study seeks 20 people in the first round of workshops.

Thursday, Feb. 13

Washington State Treasurer Duane Davidson addresses East Jefferson County Rotary Club. Noon-1 p.m. Old Alcohol Plant Restaurant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road.

Discussion of Elizabeth Warren’s policy proposals: Criminal justice reform, presented by Ian Nickel. 5-6 p.m. Alchemy Bistro & Wine Bar.

Friday, Feb. 14

KPTZ 91.9 FM “Love Fest” live on-site broadcast from the Quimper Mercantile. 1-3 p.m. 1121 Water St.

Winter Wanderlust Talk: Cultural changes in East Africa. 7 p.m. Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

Saturday, Feb. 15

Family history talk by the Jefferson County Genealogical Society. 9:30 a.m. coffee, 10 a.m. meeting. Tri-Area Community Center, 10 W. Valley Road, Chimacum. Do you know how your ancestors’ lives were changed due to the Great Depression of the 1930s? Austin Kerr, retired university professor, will share insights on the range of effects on different families. Free.

American Association of University Women and University Women’s Foundation silent auction. 10:30 a.m. Port Townsend Elks Lodge. Bidding on experiences such as a Mardi Gras lunch, a Honey Harvest, a class in collage card-making, a Murder Mystery Dinner, and personal services such as massages, haircuts and culinary delights, including pies, scones and biscotti. Also included are baskets filled with goodies, valuable gift cards and certificates from local businesses.

Olympic Peninsula Red Wine, Cider & Chocolate Tour. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Marrowstone Vineyards, Eaglemount Winery & Cidery, Port Townsend Vineyards and FairWinds Winery among the stops on the tour. Tickets available online at brownpapertickets.com/event/4426879.

Olympic UFO/Washington MUFON meet-up. 1-3 p.m. Port Townsend Friends Meeting House. The public is invited to share or report their sightings or events, and Maurene Morgan will present a program titled “Ancient Megaliths: Do Prehistoric Monuments Provide Clues to Unraveling Humanity’s Mysterious Genetic and Cultural Origins?” Olympic UFO meets on the third Saturday of the month. Attendees are invited to gather at another location following the meeting. For more information, call 360-344-2991 or email mufon.investigates@gmail.com.

Sunday, Feb. 16

Olympic Peninsula Red Wine, Cider & Chocolate Tour. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Marrowstone Vineyards, Eaglemount Winery & Cidery, Port Townsend Vineyards and FairWinds Winery among the stops on the tour. Tickets available online at brownpapertickets.com/event/4426879.

Monday, Feb. 17

Olympic Peninsula Red Wine, Cider & Chocolate Tour. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Marrowstone Vineyards, Eaglemount Winery & Cidery, Port Townsend Vineyards and FairWinds Winery among the stops on the tour. Tickets available online at brownpapertickets.com/event/4426879.

Port Townsend Women In Black. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Corner of Adams and Water streets. Silent, peaceful vigil.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Just Soup. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Thirsty for Change. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Fundraising event for the Jefferson County Anti-Racist Fund on the third Thursday of every month. Draft pours are an optional $1 extra, with Finnriver matching a dollar on each drink served.

Northwind Reading Series, featuring poet Bill Mawhinney and musician Laurence Cole. 7-8 p.m. Northwind Arts Center. Mawhinney will read poems that Cole has set to music. Mawhinney organized and hosted the Reading Series at Northwind Arts Center for 13 years. Cole is a local songwriter.

Friday, Feb. 21

Winter Wanderlust Talk: U.S. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. 7 p.m. Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Monday, Feb. 24

Port Townsend Women In Black. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Corner of Adams and Water streets. Silent, peaceful vigil.

North Olympic Peninsula Farming Film Festival for 2020: One Man, One Cow, One Planet. 6-8 p.m. Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock. Tonight’s film, “One Man, One Cow, One Planet,” follows Peter Proctor, New Zealand’s father of biodynamics, along the back roads of rural India, revealing the miracle of organics and the farmers who are reclaiming their agricultural heritage. Local efforts will be highlighted in a discussion after the film.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Just Soup. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Thursday, Feb. 27

Peace and Conflict Resolution activities and programs supported by Rotary International. 11:30 a.m. optional lunch, noon meeting. Old Alcohol Plant Restaurant. Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives and create a better world, to support our peace efforts and end polio forever. Chief among these causes is Rotary’s focus on a broad range of actions to promote peace.

Great Decisions: Climate Change and the Global Order. 6 p.m. Jefferson County Library. Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association, is America’s largest civic discussion program on world affairs. Lectures will run weekly each Thursday through April 23 (except for April 2). A short video will be shown, and discussion of American policy will be facilitated. No previous registration is required, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This week’s discussion will focus on how climate change has become one of the defining issues of our time. As much of the world bands together to come up with a plan, the U.S. remains the notable holdout. What is the rest of the world doing to combat climate change? What impact will the effects of climate change have on global geopolitics? Great Decisions is co-sponsored by Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Adult Learning Program.

Friday, Feb. 28

Winter Wanderlust Talk: The land of fire and ice in Iceland. 7 p.m. Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Saturday, Feb. 29

Port Townsend Education Foundation Soiree: Supporting Teachers, Inspiring Students. 5:30 p.m. social hour, silent auction and games. 6 p.m. dinner and live action. Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St. Register at pteducationfoundation.org.

 

GROUPS AND CLUBS

 

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Jefferson County Library. Treat your preschooler to stories, songs and finger-plays designed to promote early learning, learning through play and community building.

Thursday, Feb. 13

Clean Water District Advisory Council. 3-4:30 p.m. Pacific Room, Jefferson County Public Health, 615 Sheridan St.

Overeaters Anonymous. 5:30 p.m. Port Townsend Community Center. No dues or fees. For more information, call 360-385-1137.

Prime Time Family Reading. 5:30 p.m. meal, 6-7 p.m. program. Jefferson County Library. A partnership between the Chimacum School District, the Jefferson County Library and Humanities Washington.

Book Discussion @ Your Library. 6:15-7:45 p.m. Jefferson County Library. This month’s book is “The Hours” by Michael Cunningham. All are welcome to sign up for the monthly book discussion, held the second Thursday of each month. Sign-up is required, and copies of the book will be loaned by the library when you sign up. Participants are asked to read the entire book before the scheduled session.

Friday, Feb. 14

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Group. 10 a.m. Jefferson County Library. For children aged birth to 5 and their families and caregivers, to play, read, sing, enjoy snacks and enhance their bonds with their families and communities. Sessions are free and open to everyone. For more information, call Darcy at 360-774-3413.

Port Townsend Conversation Cafe: Scientific method. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Alchemy Bistro & Wine Bar.

Buckhorn Range Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of Washington. 7 p.m. Tri-Area Community Center. Guest speaker Dr. Heather MacDonald — outdoor enthusiast, equestrian and former international mountain guide — will help her audience understand the biology and psychology of fear by sharing her own experience of having fallen into a crevasse on Mount Denali and weathering a blizzard in the Himalaya while leading a climb. All equestrians who have ever felt afraid to ride should come. The presentation is open to the public.

Saturday, Feb. 15

Overeaters Anonymous. 9-10 a.m. 190 N. Bay Way, between Port Hadlock and Port Ludlow, in the Gypsy Cabin. Not a diet and calories club. For more information, call 360-437-2394.

Monday, Feb. 17

Toddler Storytime. 10:15 a.m. Jefferson County Library. For children aged 12-30 months, featuring movement, music, puppets and finger-plays.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Babytime. 10:30 a.m. Jefferson County Library. This 20-minute lap-sit program for infants from birth to 12 months features action rhymes, baby sign language, songs and movement designed to stimulate brain development and the enjoyment of music, language and books.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Jefferson County Library. Treat your preschooler to stories, songs and finger-plays designed to promote early learning, learning through play and community building.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Overeaters Anonymous. 5:30 p.m. Port Townsend Community Center. No dues or fees. For more information, call 360-385-1137.

Friday, Feb. 21

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Group. 10 a.m. Jefferson County Library. For children aged birth to 5 and their families and caregivers, to play, read, sing, enjoy snacks and enhance their bonds with their families and communities. Sessions are free and open to everyone. For more information, call Darcy at 360-774-3413.

Port Townsend Conversation Cafe: Space exploration. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Alchemy Bistro & Wine Bar.

Saturday, Feb. 22

Overeaters Anonymous. 9-10 a.m. 190 N. Bay Way. Not a diet and calories club. For more information, call 360-437-2394.

Jumping Mouse Children Center’s annual “Hearts in Bloom” benefit dinner. 5:30 p.m. social, 6:45 p.m. dinner. Northwest Maritime Center. Explore an interactive exhibit about the Jumping Mouse therapy model and enjoy a dinner by local chef Arran Stark, while supporting children’s mental health care in Jefferson County. Contact Whitney Friddle at 360-379-5109 or whitney@jumpingmouse.org.

Monday, Feb. 24

Toddler Storytime. 10:15 a.m. Jefferson County Library. For children aged 12-30 months, featuring movement, music, puppets and finger-plays.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Babytime. 10:30 a.m. Jefferson County Library. This 20-minute lap-sit program for infants from birth to 12 months features action rhymes, baby sign language, songs and movement designed to stimulate brain development and the enjoyment of music, language and books.

Mothersong. 2-3 p.m. Jefferson County Library. Join a multicultural sing-along for families with babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Jefferson County Library. Treat your preschooler to stories, songs and finger-plays designed to promote early learning, learning through play and community building.

Thursday, Feb. 27

Overeaters Anonymous. 5:30 p.m. Port Townsend Community Center. No dues or fees. For more information, call 360-385-1137.

Friday, Feb. 28

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Group. 10 a.m. Jefferson County Library. For children aged birth to 5 and their families and caregivers, to play, read, sing, enjoy snacks and enhance their bonds with their families and communities. Sessions are free and open to everyone. For more information, call Darcy at 360-774-3413.

Saturday, Feb. 29

Overeaters Anonymous. 9-10 a.m. 190 N. Bay Way. Not a diet and calories club. For more information, call 360-437-2394.

 

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

 

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Modern square dance classes. 6-8 p.m. Point Hudson Marina, 103 Hudson St. As low as $5 prepaid. Contact Janolyn Keller at 360-670-5547 or janolyn@olypen.com.

Thursday, Feb. 13

Writing Your Memoir. 10 a.m.-noon. Jefferson County Library. Join Savitri Bess for a three-week workshop designed to start you down the path of writing your own memoir. Learn to develop your memoir through colorful details and descriptions and discover the tools and skills to bring your story to life. No previous writing experience is necessary. This class is limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Register online at jclibrary.info, or call 360-385-6544 to sign up.

PTSLUG: A MacIntosh computer users group. 6:30 p.m. basic how-to session, 7 p.m. regular session. Tri-Area Community Center. Our Mac gurus will answer questions and help you master your iPhone, iPad or Mac. For more information and newsletters, visit ptslug.org.

Line-dancing lessons. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery.

Friday, Feb. 14

Spanish conversation night with Norma Avila. 4:30-6 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Brush up on your Spanish-speaking skills through conversation and games. Event is free and open to all. Suggested donation of $3 to $5 appreciated for supplies.

Balkan Dance Party with Folkvoice Band. 7-9:30 p.m. Quimper Grange. Come dance the night away to Folkvoice from Seattle. Mostly Balkan dances taught, and maybe a few other types. Bring a snack to share, if you wish. Sliding scale starts at $5.

Saturday, Feb. 15

New volunteer orientation for Center Valley Animal Rescue. 9:30 a.m. Center Valley Animal Rescue, 11900 Center Road. Volunteers care for more than 150 animals daily. Positions available for all skill sets and interests, including animal care, construction projects and fundraising.

Ukuleles Unite. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, 1120 Walker St. Uke Lab, a moment for sharing and practice, starts at 11:30 a.m. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. Classes start at 1 p.m. with free lessons provided for all skill levels — beginner, intermediate and advanced — followed by a fun play-along session. Loaner ukes are available. For more information, call 360-390-4919.

Lovecraft Workshop: Bathing in Love. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Make your own herbal bath bomb with Hidden Hollow Farms. We will create some hydrating milk-and-honey bath bombs. Each person will create four bath bombs. Some ingredients we will use are aloe butter, honey, milk and pure essential oils. Tickets available in advance at farmwarestore.finnriver.com, or drop into class while supplies last.

Lovecraft Workshop: Love Letters. 3-4:30 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Write a love letter with Lindsey Wayland. All levels of creative abilities and relationships are welcome. You will be given a packet of thought-provoking inspirations to take home and have access to letter-writing supplies. Tickets available in advance at farmwarestore.finnriver.com, or drop into class while supplies last.

Contra Dance. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Quimper Grange. The Whistle Bees are a local band, and the evening’s caller will be LauraMe Smith. A free half-hour lesson starts at 7:30 p.m. All dances taught. For more information, call 360-379-2882.

Sunday, Feb. 16

Corks and Canvas Events: Wreath-Making. Noon-2 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Wine and wreath-making, includes all plant supplies, wreath frames, fresh-cut pussy willows, embellishments, aprons and step-by-step instructions. Check-in at noon, instruction starts at 12:30 p.m. Wood-fired pizza, crepes and additional wine and cider are available for purchase. No refunds; 24-hour notice to reschedule into another event. For more information, call 206-519-7533 or email dimitria@corksandcanvasevents.com.

Lovecraft Workshop: Love Potion No. 9. 1-2 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Make a mulled cider spice mix with Shayna Wiseman. We will learn about love potions, and craft a spice mix using dry spice and herbs you can use to make a hot mulled cider or mulled wine. You will also learn about the magical properties of the ingredients used and the history and culture around mulled wine and cider. Tickets available in advance at farmwarestore.finnriver.com, or drop into class while supplies last.

Debut memoirist Sarah Townsend speaks at Goddard College’s MFA in Creative Writing program. 7 p.m. Building 204, 200 Battery Way, Fort Worden State Park.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors. 1-3 p.m. Port Townsend Community Center. SHIBA volunteers provide individual help with Medicare questions.

Tech Tuesday: Drop-In Assistance. 4-6 p.m. Jefferson County Library. Drop in and work with library staff to receive individual assistance with your computer or handheld device. Bring your own device or ask to borrow one of ours.

Revising “Flora of the Pacific Northwest:” What we learned and what is next. 6:30 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. program starts. Port Townsend Community Center. David Giblin is the collections manager and research botanist at the University of Washington Herbarium of the Burke Museum of Natural History. His research focus is the distribution and diversity of the Pacific Northwest vascular plant flora. He is the lead editor and a co-author for the second edition of “Flora of the Pacific Northwest.” For more information, email dixie@cablespeed.com.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Modern square dance classes. 6-8 p.m. Point Hudson Marina. As low as $5 prepaid. Contact Janolyn Keller at 360-670-5547 or janolyn@olypen.com.

Fusion Dancing at Finnriver. 6-9 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Fusion dance is an improvisational modern form of partner dancing, but no partner or experience is necessary. Host Shaelee Evans will teach you the basics. For more information, contact Evans at 360-670-1041 or shaelee@goodnesstea.com, or visit www.fusioninclusion.org.

Award-winning author Nisi Shawl speaks at Goddard College’s MFA in Creative Writing program. 7 p.m. Building 204, 200 Battery Way, Fort Worden State Park.

Northwind Arts Center and Port Townsend School of the Arts present February’s Art Salon, Arts in Port Townsend: A History. 7 p.m. Northwind Arts Center. Jenny Westdal, of the Jefferson County Museum of Art, provides historical context on how artists were encouraged to live and work in the county, particularly through the late 1980s. Artists Marie Amerson, Don Tiller and Richard Jesse Watson will add their observations in a conversation about the past and continuing artistic environment of Port Townsend. Free.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Writing Your Memoir. 10 a.m.-noon. Jefferson County Library. Join Savitri Bess for a three-week workshop designed to start you down the path of writing your own memoir. Learn to develop your memoir through colorful details and descriptions and discover the tools and skills to bring your story to life. No previous writing experience is necessary. This class is limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Register online at jclibrary.info, or call 360-385-6544 to sign up.

Saturday, Feb. 22

East Jefferson Beekeepers Association: Beginning beekeeping class. 11 a.m. Jefferson County Library. Every other Saturday. For more information, call Rick Thomas at 360-379-2621.

Buddy Mondlock songwriting workshop. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rainshadow Recording. Tickets at buddyworkshop.brownpapertickets.com.

Sunday, Feb. 23

Pa’Gozar! Salsa Class: 6-week progressive series. 5:30-7 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Learn some Salsa and Rueda (wheel salsa) basics. Basic steps and variations for all levels from 5:30-6 p.m. From 6-7 p.m., learn the moves to make La Rueda, “The Wheel,” go round. Learn rhythmic patterns, musical accents and flow, the historical development of the Timba genre, Cuban expressions and the meanings and cultural implications of the lyrics, all while dancing up a storm. This is a progressive series, so the preference is that you attend all six classes, as each will build on the one before. We will allow drop-ins too, if you have danced salsa or been to a class or two before.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Tech Tuesday: Drop-In Assistance. 4-6 p.m. Jefferson County Library. Drop in and work with library staff to receive individual assistance with your computer or handheld device. Bring your own device or ask to borrow one of ours.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Modern square dance classes. 6-8 p.m. Point Hudson Marina. As low as $5 prepaid. Contact Janolyn Keller at 360-670-5547 or janolyn@olypen.com.

Thursday, Feb. 27

Writing Your Memoir. 10 a.m.-noon. Jefferson County Library. Join Savitri Bess for a three-week workshop designed to start you down the path of writing your own memoir. Learn to develop your memoir through colorful details and descriptions and discover the tools and skills to bring your story to life. No previous writing experience is necessary. This class is limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Register online at jclibrary.info, or call 360-385-6544 to sign up.

Board Development Brown Bag Workshop. Noon-1:30 p.m. Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, 409 Jefferson St. Chamber Executive Director Arlene Alen will describe how to successfully recruit and retain the right members for your board.

Friday, Feb. 28

Spanish conversation night with Norma Avila. 4:30-6 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Brush up on your Spanish-speaking skills through conversation and games. Event is free and open to all. Suggested donation of $3 to $5 appreciated for supplies.

Balfolk International Dance. 7-10 p.m. Quimper Grange. The Nines play live music. The first hour is Italian and Balkan dances, followed by polkas, schottisches, bourrees, waltzes, zwiefacher, troikas and more. All dances taught. Sliding scale starts at $5.

Saturday, Feb. 29

Canote Brothers workshop. 1-3 p.m. Quimper Grange. Old-time fiddle, guitar and ukulele.

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