Community calendar for Feb. 5, 2020

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Community calendar for Feb. 5, 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additions, which must be emailed to calendars@ptleader.com by 5 p.m. Entries submitted after that deadline will not be published in the print edition.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. 5

Ukuleles Unite’s monthly happy hour and open mic. 5:30 p.m. Highway 20 Roadhouse, 2152 W. Sims Way. For more information, call 360-390-4919.

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

Thursday, Feb. 6

Open Mic. 5 p.m. Discovery Bay Brewing, 948 N. Park Ave.

Gerry Sherman. 6-8:30 p.m. Ajax Cafe, 21 S. Water St., Port Hadlock. Bluesy folk.

Open Mic with Jillian. 7 p.m. The Keg & I, 1291 Chimacum Road.

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

Friday, Feb. 7

Bread & Gravy Duo. 6-8 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road, Chimacum. Folk, soul, Americana.

Gerry Sherman. 6-8:30 p.m. Ajax Cafe. Bluesy folk.

Traveling Trivia on Tap. 6:30-8 p.m. 101 Brewery at Twana Roadhouse, Quilcene. February’s event features the book “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah, and the film “Akeelah and the Bee.”

Matt Sircely. 7 p.m. The Keg & I.

First Friday Story Night: Loren Niemi. 7-9 p.m. Port Townsend Friends Meeting House, 1841 Sheridan St.

iPod Shuffle. 7-9:30 p.m. Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St. Abakis & Friends — Aba Kiser, Angie Tabor, David Conklin and Jack Dwyer — provide music for couples’ dancing, in swing, waltz and many more styles. No partner needed. Donations welcome. Please, no scents.

Scott Cossu with Holly Reeves. 7:30 p.m. Rainshadow Recording, Fort Worden State Park. Tickets at scottcossupt.brownpapertickets.com.

Saturday, Feb. 8

Lost in the Shuffle. 5 p.m. Discovery Bay Brewing.

Backwoods Hucksters. 5-8 p.m. Port Townsend Brewing Company, 330 10th St.

The Brothers Reed. 5-8 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Folk, bluegrass, Americana.

“Night Before the Oscars” Gala 2020. 5-9 p.m. Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St. Hosted by the Port Townsend Film Festival. Tickets available at ptfilmfest.com.

Daniel Macke. 6-8:30 p.m. Ajax Cafe. Celtic-inspired instrumentals.

Estrella Roja. 7 p.m. The Keg & I.

Visions in Motion 2020. 7 p.m. Key City Public Theatre, 419 Washington St. Artist Andrea K. Lawson and her team of teens and adults stir together music, visual art, dance, poetry and theater to celebrate how, from 1920 to 2020, creative expression has triumphed over oppression. Tickets and more information available at 360-385-5278 and keycitypublictheatre.org.

Gabe Hess. 7-10 p.m. Pourhouse, 2231 Washington St. Free, 21-plus.

Sunday, Feb. 9

Old Time Jam. 1-3 p.m. Quimper Grange. Bring a snack to share, if you wish. Sliding scale of $3 to $5.

Visions in Motion 2020. 2 p.m. Key City Public Theatre. Artist Andrea K. Lawson and her team of teens and adults stir together music, visual art, dance, poetry and theater to celebrate how, from 1920 to 2020, creative expression has triumphed over oppression. Tickets and more information available at 360-385-5278 and keycitypublictheatre.org.

The Shaky Barbers. 2-5 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Middle Eastern surf rock and Klezmer steel guitar blues.

Dinner Theater. 6 p.m. Alchemy Bistro & Wine Bar, 842 Washington St. Enjoy a themed four-course dinner from Alchemy Bistro while being entertained by Key City Public Theatre with a live theater show. Tickets and more information available at 360-385-5278 and keycitypublictheatre.org.

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

Monday, Feb. 10

Dinner Theater. 6 p.m. Alchemy Bistro & Wine Bar. Enjoy a themed four-course dinner from Alchemy Bistro while being entertained by Key City Public Theatre with a live theater show. Tickets and more information available at 360-385-5278 and keycitypublictheatre.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Arts to Elders: Caribe Steel Band. 2 p.m. Victoria Place, 491 Discovery Road, Port Townsend. Free admission, funded by an anonymous donor. Blending lively instrumental arrangements featuring Caribbean steelpans with crowd-pleasing vocals, the Caribe Steel Band will offer a spectrum of sounds including reggae, calypso, soca, samba and even your favorite pop tunes, with an island twist. The band includes Angie Tabor on steelpans and vocals, John Sanders on bass and Tor Brandes on drums. The Arts to Elders concert series is an outreach service of Northwind Arts Center, in cooperation with Port Townsend’s senior care centers. For more information, call 360-379-1086.

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

Wednesday, Feb. 12

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

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

Thursday, Feb. 13

Taproom Trivia. 5 p.m. Discovery Bay Brewing.

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

Friday, Feb. 14

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

Barry Burnett. 6-8:30 p.m. Ajax Cafe. 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.

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.

“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.

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.

“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. Free, 21-plus.

Sunday, Feb. 16

Song Circle and Jam. 1-3:30 p.m. Quimper Grange. 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 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 followed by a dance celebration with the Genre Jumpers, formerly known as the Toolshed Trio. Tickets are on a sliding scale at the door. $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.

Monday, Feb. 17

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

Tuesday, Feb. 18

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

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

Wednesday, Feb. 19

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

Thursday, Feb. 20

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

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

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, playing live together on stage.

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 3-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.

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

Sunday, Feb. 23

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 5

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

Salvation in Surrender: Literary and Historical Definitions of the Currency We Trade for Land. 6:30-8 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Johnny Horton serves as the guest scholar for this discussion in the “Thinking Through the Land” series. For more information, visit clementecourse.org.

Thursday, Feb. 6

“Pints and Policy” community conversations about Elizabeth Warren’s policy proposals: A new farm economy. 5-6 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery.

“Building Futures” Talent Show & Open House. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Better Living Through Coffee, 100 Tyler St. This school-based mentoring program of the YMCA of Jefferson County will showcase its participants’ talents, and encourage community members to consider becoming volunteer mentors.

Northwind Reading Series, featuring poets Lauren Davis and Sandra Yannone. 7 p.m. Northwind Arts Center. Davis teaches at the Writers’ Workshoppe and Imprint Books. Yannone is a member of the faculty at Evergreen State College. For more information, visit northwindarts.org.

Friday, Feb. 7

Winter Wanderlust Talk: Camino de Santiago in Spain. 7 p.m. Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

Saturday, Feb. 8

Schooner Adventuress volunteer work weekend. 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Point Hudson Marina, 103 Hudson St. Breaks during the day for refreshments and lunch. For more information or to volunteer, call Susan Brittain at 360-379-0438, ext. 1.

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.

Christine Hemp launches her book “Wild Ride Home.” 12:30 p.m. Rose Theatre, 235 Taylor St. The Rose Theatre’s Feb. 4 reading event for “Wild Ride Home” has already sold out.

Sunday, Feb. 9

Schooner Adventuress volunteer work weekend. 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Point Hudson Marina. Breaks during the day for refreshments and lunch. For more information or to volunteer, call Susan Brittain at 360-379-0438, ext. 1.

Admiralty Audubon work party at the Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park in Port Townsend. 9 a.m.-noon. Park at the Chase Bank at the corner of Highway 20 and Kearney Street. Look for the white pickup truck near the bench closest to Chase Bank. Please bring work gloves. We will be pulling scotch broom and other invasive plants, and picking up garbage, so scotch broom pullers, garbage bags, grabbers and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 360-385-0307 or email ptrose53@gmail.com.

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. 10

Update on Jefferson County Housing Solutions Network. 11:45 a.m. doors open, 12:15 p.m. program starts. Port Townsend Elks Lodge. The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a luncheon to highlight the Jefferson County Housing Solutions Network, and the status of their and other projects relative to workforce housing in the county. There is no fee for members to attend, but there is a $5 requested donation for non-members and guests.

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: Abundance on a Dry Land. 6-8 p.m. Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock. Tonight’s film, “Abundance on a Dry Land,” explores rainwater harvesting techniques designed to achieve sustainable food production in dry regions of the world. Local efforts will be highlighted in a discussion after the film.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

For the Love of Humanities: A Donor and Friends of Clemente Appreciation Event. 5:30-7:30 p.m. The In-Between, 823 Water St. Please join in welcoming new academic director Shelley Chamberlain, and celebrating the beginning of the 2020 Jefferson Clemente Course in the Humanities.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

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

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.

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.

Saturday, Feb. 15

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.

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.

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. 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

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. silent auction and games. 6 p.m. dinner and live action. Northwest Maritime Center.  Sign up at pteducationfoundation.org.

 

GROUPS AND CLUBS

 

Wednesday, Feb. 5

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.

Northwind Book Arts Group. 7 p.m. Northwind Arts Center. Four local artists will walk through the development of their current projects. For more information, email bookarts@northwindarts.org or visit northwindarts.org/programs/northwind-book-arts-group.

Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club. 7 p.m. social time, 7:30 p.m. meeting. Cape George Volunteer Fire Station, 3850 Cape George Road. Features a presentation on contesting and field day. All are welcome.

Thursday, Feb. 6

Overeaters Anonymous. 5:30 p.m. Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St. 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.

Racial Justice Bookclub. 7-8:30 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. For more information, email anya.callahan@gmail.com.

Friday, Feb. 7

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: Moral compass. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Alchemy Bistro & Wine Bar.

Saturday, Feb. 8

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.

Prostate cancer concerns. Noon. Fiesta Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, 10893 Rhody Drive, Port Hadlock. Men’s no-host luncheon sharing information and support. Call John Davis at 360-379-6729.

Monday, Feb. 10

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

Visionary Fiction and Social Justice Book Club. 6:30-8 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. This year’s focus is Indigenous voices. The Planet Earth Academy for Creative Expression (PEACE) celebrates the power of stories to shape and reshape how we understand the world. This month’s book is “Love Beyond Body, Space and Time” by Hope Nicholson. Some of the material discussed is challenging. We commit to bringing compassion and care to the dialogue. At the same time, we commit to conversation about oppression, and the struggle for our whole humanity.

Quilcene Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3213. 7 p.m. Quilcene Masonic Lodge, 170 Herbert St. Meets the second Monday of every month. This month marks the “Diamond” 75th anniversary of the post, and several state VFW dignitaries are expected to attend.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Jefferson County Tourism Coordinating Council. 10 a.m. The Inn at Port Ludlow, One Heron Road. For more information, click the “TCC Board Business Center” section of EnjoyOlympicPeninsula.com.

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.

Valentine's Day theme for Chamber's February mixer. 5:30-7 p.m. Old Alcohol Plant. The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce’s after-hours mix-and-mingle event in February is Valentine’s Day-themed, with its Spirits Bar & Grill providing light appetizers and a serving of wine.

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, 10 W. Valley Road, Chimacum. 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. 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.

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. 5

Valentine Card-Making for Adults. 6-7:30 p.m. Jefferson County Library. Adults aged 18 and older are invited for a fun evening of Valentine card-making, complete with doilies, red paper, hearts and more. All materials will be provided. Drop in any time during the program.

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.

Friday, Feb. 7

First Fridays: Virtual Reality. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Virtual Reality uses a computer, headset and sensors to immerse you directly into a three-dimensional computer-generated world. Your head, hands and body movements are tracked to let you interact with what you see via the headset. Swim in the deep sea, play games, make friends with a robot, or relax with a short virtual movie that happens around you. Each month, we will focus on a new VR app. Visit jclibrary.librarymarket.com/events for details about each session. A completed waiver form is required to participate, with a parent or guardian signature for participants aged 13-18. VR experiences may cause dizziness and disorientation. Those prone to motion sickness should take care when using VR devices.

First Friday Lecture Series: Heidi Yantz on STEM and the women who persevered. 7-8:30 p.m. Northwest Maritime Center.

Saturday, Feb. 8

Keeping orchard mason bees in your own backyard. 9:30 a.m. Jefferson County Library. Jim Ullrich, of Knox Cellars Mason Bees, covers habitat and housing for orchard mason bees. Establish, manage and maintain a colony for the benefit of a garden or orchard. For more information, call Rich Thomas at 360-379-2621.

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

Sunday, Feb. 9

English Country Dance & Potluck. 4-6 p.m. Rosewind Common House, 3131 Haines St. Dancing will be taught by caller Nan Evans, with music provided by the Rosewind Country Dance Band, and will be followed by a potluck dinner. Suggested donation of $5. Rosewind is a fragrance-free facility. No street shoes, please. Dance shoes or slippers are fine. For more information, email Dan Post at danpost254@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors. 1-3 p.m. Tri-Area Community Center. SHIBA volunteers help with Medicare questions.

Tech Tuesday Class: Online Privacy. 3-4 p.m. Jefferson County Library. Learn about protecting your digital privacy, and which steps to take to make your online information more secure. Discuss the best device and app settings, and explore privacy tools such as ad blockers and Virtual Private Networks.

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.

Knitting the Community Together. 6-8 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Bring your work-in-progress, cast on a new one, chat, enjoy some cider and/or dinner, and share your skills with, or learn some new ones from, your neighbors. If you don't have your own yarn or needles, we can find some for you to start a project. If you have too much yarn or too many needles, you can share with others in the community. Donation of $5 or more to join will benefit Jumping Mouse Children’s Center, but no one will be turned away for a lack of funds.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

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. 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.

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 be creating some hydrating milk-and-honey bath bombs. Each person will be creating 4 bath bombs. Some of the ingredients we will be using 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 you will 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.

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 be learning about love potions, and crafting a spice mix using dry spice and herbs, that 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

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 6 classes, as each class 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, and 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.

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