Community Calendar for March 18, 2020

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Community Calendar for March 18, 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additions, which must be emailed to calendars@ptleader.com by 5 p.m. Entries submitted after that deadline will not be published in the print edition.

 

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

 

Wednesday, March 18

Bread & Gravy Duo. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Spirits Bar & Grill at the Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road.

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

Corey Harris. 7:30 p.m. Rainshadow Recording, Building 315, 200 Battery Way, Fort Worden State Park. Blues, world music. Tickets at coreyharris.brownpapertickets.com.

Thursday, March 19

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

Jack Dwyer. 6-8:30 p.m. Ajax Cafe, 21 S. Water St., Port Hadlock. Folky originals and standards.

Music Trivia. 8 p.m. Uptown Pub.

Friday, March 20

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

Square dance with live string band. 7-9 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road, Chimacum.

Mango Joe Trio. 9-11:30 p.m. Uptown Pub. World and folk music.

Saturday, March 21

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

Jenny Davis Jazz. 5-8 p.m. Port Townsend Brewing Company, 330 10th St.

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

Ranger and the Re-Arrangers. 6-9 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Gypsy jazz.

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

The Hounds of Townsend. 7-10 p.m. Pourhouse, 2231 Washington St. Free, 21-plus.

Nick Drummond and Ariel Atsatt. 9-11:30 p.m. Uptown Pub. Vocally oriented pop, folk and rock originals.

Sunday, March 22

Molo Band. 2-5 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Swing, jazz, rock.

The Shaky Barbers. 7-9 p.m. Uptown Pub.

Havilah Rand and David Starr. 7:30 p.m. Rainshadow Recording. Americana. Tickets at havilah.brownpapertickets.com.

Monday, March 23

Service Industry Night. 3-11 p.m. Manresa Castle. Every Monday, we want to celebrate the hard-working people of the service industry. If you’re part of the industry, come up to the Castle on Monday nights and get 30% off all your drinks.

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

Tuesday, March 24

Open Mic. 8 p.m. signups, 9-11:30 p.m. live stage performances. Uptown Pub.

Wednesday, March 25

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. 7 p.m. Uptown Pub.

Thursday, March 26

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

Music Trivia. 8 p.m. Uptown Pub.

Friday, March 27

First the Winter. 6-8 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Acoustic folk-rock.

Colin Gilmore. 7:30 p.m. Rainshadow Recording. Folk. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com/event/4521250.

Sound Advice: Solid pop covers from the 1970s through the present. 9-11:30 p.m. Uptown Pub.

Saturday, March 28

The Retrofiers. 5 p.m. Discovery Bay Brewing.

Joy In Mudville. 5-8 p.m. Port Townsend Brewing Company.

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

Blue Rhinos. 6-9 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Blues, rock.

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

First the Winter. 7-10 p.m. Pourhouse. Free, 21-plus.

Sunday, March 29

FlyLiteGemini and Micaela Kingslight. 2-5 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Folk, rock, blues.

The Shaky Barbers. 7-9 p.m. Uptown Pub.

Monday, March 30

Service Industry Night. 3-11 p.m. Manresa Castle. Every Monday, we want to celebrate the hard-working people of the service industry. If you’re part of the industry, come up to the Castle on Monday nights and get 30% off all your drinks.

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

Tuesday, March 31

Open Mic. 8 p.m. signups, 9-11:30 p.m. live stage performances. Uptown Pub.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

Wednesday, March 18

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

Thursday, March 19

“Thirsty For Change.” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Fundraiser for the Jefferson County Anti-Racist Fund. Draft pours are an optional $1 extra, with Finnriver matching a dollar on each drink served. Non-alcoholic pours are also available for this family-friendly event.

Saturday, March 21

“Spring Equinox — Swing into Spring” cornhole tournament. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Join us in celebrating the spring equinox with a cornhole tournament.

Deaf Night Out, hosted by Bill Armstrong. 2-8 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery.

“State-Of-The-Art Cohousing: Lessons Learned from Quimper Village” book-signing. 5 p.m. Quimper Village common house, 3105 Sage Lane, Port Townsend. Cohousing architect Charles Durrett celebrates the release of the book he co-authored with fellow architect Alexandria Levitt and the Quimper Village group. For more information or to RSVP, call 530-265-9980 or email Darren.chapel@cohousingco.com.

Gut Botany: A poetry reading and participatory performance by Petra Kuppers. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Join online through zoom.us/j/3900963638 with the meeting ID 390 096 3638, or join via phone by calling your local number listed at zoom.us/u/a9Io2sefE. Kuppers is a disability culture activist and community performance artist who teaches on the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College. She is the author of the poetry collection “PearlStitch,” the queer/crip speculative story collection “Ice Bar” and multiple academic books.

“Wolf Girl: Finding Myself in the Wild” book launch. 6:30-8 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Through the Pacific Northwest forests and along the rugged coastal shores of California, “Wolf Girl: Finding Myself in the Wild” is a young environmentalist’s coming-of-age story about learning, discovery and survival.

Artist Talk with John Grade: Projects and Process. 7 p.m. Joseph F. Wheeler Theater, 200 Battery Way, Fort Worden State Park. Northwest Heritage Resident John Grade begins his Centrum residency with a glimpse into the large-scale and immersive projects that have touched and drawn from some of the most remote parts of the world. He will speak about his most recent projects, which draw inspiration from mountains in Nevada’s Great Basin, highland forests in Guatemala and changing landforms above the Arctic Circle. For more information, visit centrum.org/2020/01/march-21-artist-talk-with-john-grade-projects-process.

Sunday, March 22

Plant and Seed Exchange. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 10644 Rhody Drive at Highway 116 turnoff, Port Hadlock. Bring extra seeds, plant starts, bulbs, plant divisions and any other plants that need a new place to thrive, whether they’re edible or ornamental. Spend some time looking at the plants and seeds others have brought, and take home something new. The event is free, but donations are appreciated. Refreshments will be provided. For more information or to make plant donations in advance, contact Ashley Kehl at 360-215-0189 or mastershrouper@yahoo.com.

Living Sustainably in Community. 3-5 p.m. Email newt@olympus.net for an invite to Zoom. Free virtual presentation on cohousing. Charles Durrett is one of the nation’s experts on cohousing, and has designed more than 50 cohousing communities in the U.S. and Canada. He will share his 30 years of expertise designing socially vibrant and environmentally sustainable communities and assist in starting a new cohousing community here: Newt Crossing. For more information, visit newtcrossing.org.

Monday, March 23

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

Wednesday, March 25

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

Family Game Night, hosted by Justin Lake. 5-7 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Join local educator Justin Lake for a night of tabletop games. All ages are welcome. Game tables will be available for adults, youth and a place to mix in between. Youth must have an adult present. Parents are welcome to join in the games or enjoy a cider on the porch while the kids play games under the supervision of the host. Games will include board games, card games and Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons. Games are provided, but please bring a new game to try out. Suggested donation of $5 for supplies and Lake’s time.

4-H Club “Paint & Sip.” 6-7:30 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. The Rising Stars 4-H Club is hosting a “Paint & Sip” fundraiser to give back to the community, whether by donating to the local homeless shelter, paying for riding lessons or covering travel expenses and club jackets. Call Shannon Bishop to sign up at 360-774-1749.

Saturday, March 28

Port Townsend Rotary “Flannel After 5” auction and dinner. 5:30 p.m. The Commons at Fort Worden State Park. For more information or tickets, visit ptrcdinnerauction.com.

Monday, March 30

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

 

GROUPS & CLUBS

 

Thursday, March 19

Overeaters Anonymous. 5:30 p.m. Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St. No dues or fees. For more information, call 360-385-1137.

Friday, March 20

Port Townsend Conversation Cafe: The Vital Marriage. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Alchemy Bistro & Wine Bar.

Saturday, March 21

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.

Ukuleles Unite monthly meeting. 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 begin at 1 p.m. with free lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced skill levels, followed by a play-along session. Loaner ukes are available. For more information, call 360-390-4919.

Monday, March 23

Cabin Fever Quilt Club. 10 a.m.-noon. Tri-Area Community Center, 10 W. Valley Road, Chimacum. Members spend time together working on current projects. For more information, visit cabinfeverquilterswa.com.

Thursday, March 26

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

Friday, March 27

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

Saturday, March 28

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

Monday, March 30

Cabin Fever Quilt Club. 10 a.m.-noon. Tri-Area Community Center. Comfort-quilt workshop. Our primary charity is making quilts for our local hospice, Child Protective Services and chemotherapy patients at our local hospital. Members bring quilts to complete, pull from the hospice stash to make kits for future use, layer and pin quilts to ready them for quilting and do tasks that enable us to provide approximately 200 quilts a year for Hospice of Jefferson County, CPS and Jefferson Healthcare. For more information, visit cabinfeverquilterswa.com.

 

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

 

Wednesday, March 18

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.

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.

Thinking Through the Land: Cleo Woelfle-Erskine on “Queer Ecologies and Brown Commons.” 6:30-8 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. What actions, gestures and ways of thought take seriously a river’s agency, and the life chances of its plant and animal denizens? This talk will bring us to the rerouted, constricted and polluted Duwamish River to learn to see its vibrant lifeworlds and hydrologic possibilities. Thinking with José Esteban Muñoz’s theorization of brown commons as queer ecologies,  Woelfle-Erskine will present field science and eco-poetic investigations of the past, present and future river. Presented by Jefferson Clemente Course in the Humanities, a free accredited college humanities course for low-income adults, and the Jefferson Clemente Foundation, which strengthens communities by providing all people access to cultural, educational and economic opportunities. In partnership with Centrum Foundation’s Northwest Heritage Artists residencies and Jefferson Land Trust. Proceeds help fund the Clemente Course. For more information, visit www.clementecourse.org.

Thursday, March 19

Get ahead in life with high-performance habits. Noon-1:30 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church. Toastmaster Jean McDonald shares the life-changing tools she discovered in Brendon Burchard’s bestselling book, “High-Performance Habits.” For more information, call 360-789-7691 or email jeanrmcdonald@gmail.com.

Wes Cecil’s series of free lectures on “The Germans” continues with Hannah Arendt. 6 p.m. The Commons at Fort Worden State Park.

Birdscaping — Inviting Birds to Your Yard. 7 p.m. Port Townsend Community Center. Carolyn Wilcox, owner and guide for Experience Olympic tours on the Olympic Peninsula, will share her expertise from living on a small urban-forest edge lot in Port Angeles near Valley Creek. Currently, 65 species of birds have accepted her invitation to winter over in her yard, and she will explain how to create varied bird habitat with dead wood, hedges, native plants, feeders, nest boxes and water features, all while promoting the safe movement of birds throughout the surroundings.  She will also cover ways to avoid rats, mice and other interlopers. For more information, call 360-385-0307 or email ptrose53@gmail.com.

Friday, March 20

Swing Dance. 7 p.m. Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St. Starts with a dance lesson by Janice Eklund. Ranger and the Re-Arrangers play live for Discovery Dance. Raucous Gypsy jazz swing music, swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies such as the music of Django Reinhardt and Ranger’s unique originals, all for free. For more information, visit discoverydance.org.

Saturday, March 21

Archery demonstration and instruction with Wapiti Bowmen. 2 p.m. Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Free.

Sunday, March 22

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, March 24

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors. 10 a.m.-noon. Tri-Area Community Center. SHIBA volunteers provide individual help with Medicare questions.

New volunteer information session for Port Townsend Marine Science Center. 4-5:30 p.m. PTMSC Museum classroom, Building 502 on shore, 532 Battery Way, Fort Worden State Park. For more information or to RSVP, email Mandi or Gabriele at volunteer@ptmsc.org.

Wednesday, March 25

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, March 26

Thinking Through the Land: John Grade on “Collaboration and Working with the Environment.” 6:30-8 p.m. Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Inspired by changing geological and biological forms and systems in the natural world, Grade works with his studio team to sculpt immersive large-scale, site-specific installations. He’s the recipient of the 2010 Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Tiffany Foundation award, three Andy Warhol Foundation grant awards, two Pollock-Krasner Foundation grants, the 2011 Arlene Schnitzer Prize from the Portland Art Museum and the 2013 Arts Innovator award from Artist Trust. Recent and upcoming project venues include the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C.; the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland; the Arte Sella Sculpture Park in Trento, Italy; The Seattle Art Museum; the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport; the U.S. embassy in Guatemala City and the Anchorage Museum in Alaska. Presented by Jefferson Clemente Course in the Humanities, a free accredited college humanities course for low-income adults, and the Jefferson Clemente Foundation, which strengthens communities by providing all people access to cultural, educational and economic opportunities. In partnership with Centrum Foundation’s Northwest Heritage Artists residencies and Jefferson Land Trust. Proceeds help fund the Clemente Course. For more information, visit www.clementecourse.org.

Friday, March 27

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.

Sunday, March 29

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.

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