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June in Port Townsend

June 4, 2018 by bluegullinn

 

 

 

Port Townsend is all abuzz with excitement about super-cool events this month. We’re serving up something for every appetite—with a cycling ride of the Tour de Forts, to the Brass Screw Confederacy Steampunk Hootenanny, to the Taste of Port Townsend event for foodies, and music galore with Centrum. We know you’ll love the adventure of surprise and delight when you join the fun!

And for those of you who love all things water, June is for you! Be part of the exhilarating send-off of the participants in the incredible 4th Annual Race to Alaska (R2AK), and don’t miss Port Townsend Orca Festival at Fort Worden.

The Port Townsend Wednesday Farmers Market opens June 6, at its new location, the Jefferson Transit Haines Place Park and Ride, from 2 -6 pm. The market season is in full swing with the Saturday Farmers Market Uptown from 9 am to 2 pm.

With the new Haines Place Park and Ride location, the Wednesday Farmers Market can be easily accessed from anywhere in the Jefferson County. Try taking transit to the market or walk, bike, hop or drive to the new location of the mid-week farm and food market. There’s plenty of parking and you can stroll from Uptown through Kah Tai Lagoon to get to the market.

This season there are more vendors registered for the Port Townsend Wednesday Farmers Market than in years. Here are 15 reasons to visit on opening day: Mountain Spirit Herbal Company, Duckabush Mushrooms, Spring Rain Farm & Orchard, Fiddlehead Creamery, Finnriver Farm, Serendipity Farm, Midori Farm, Hopscotch Farm + Cannery, Chimacum Valley Dairy, Bob’s Bakery, River Run Farm, Cape Cleare Fishery, Golden Harvest, Onatrue Farm, and Hurricane Hills Winery, plus a chef demonstration with Arran Stark at the opening day market. For more info, go to www.jcfmarkets.org.

The Port Townsend Main Street Program celebrates the Tastes of Port Townsend on June 7 from 5-8 pm at the Northwest Maritime Center. Foodies will enjoy delicious samples from 14 restaurants and dessert spots, breweries, wineries and cideries, plus tea and coffee.

From green curry chicken, seafood risotto, sushi, smokehouse sliders, smoked sockeye Nova Lox with cream cheese, salads and desserts, the many tastes will delight diners. There are new participants this year, including Finistere, Banana Leaf Thai Bistro, Port Townsend Vineyards, and Key City Fish Company. This event is a fundraiser for the Port Townsend Main Street Program, a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to the historic districts Uptown and Downtown. This is a 21+ event, please bring valid ID. For more info and to purchase tickets, go to www.ptmainstreet.org.

Key City Public Theatre presents Daddy Long Legs, running Thursday through Sunday from June 8 through July 2. An adaptation of the 1912 novel of the same name by Jean Webster, this is the latest in many stage and film adaptations, and the most-true to the original work. Written in 2007, with music and lyrics by Paul Gordon, Daddy Long Legs is a two-person epistolary musical about a young orphan girl and her mysterious benefactor who empowers her through providing her with a college education. KCPT is opening the first West Coast production of Daddy Long Legs since the closing of its successful off-Broadway run in 2016.

For more info and to purchase tickets, go to www.keycitypublictheatre.org.

Join the Brass Screw Confederacy, for its seventh annual Steampunk Festival, June 8-10. Embark upon Perilous Adventures to exotic domains on the outskirts of imagination. Come decked out in your steampunk finery for another amazing year’s adventures. And while, this may not be the biggest, fanciest, first, nor certainly not the last steampunk something-or-other on earth—there is something to steam up ingenues and aficionados alike. You won’t be disappointed. This year’s event aims to rock you back on your boot heels and steam up your goggles. They’re turning it up with the Hottest Hootenanny ever, Tactical Croquet, the stupendous Bazaar of the Bizarre, Brass Screw Chautauqua, bands, magic and mayhem galore! For more details about what to expect, go to www.brassscrew.org.

Tour de Forts 2018 is a stunning ride on June 9, beginning at 8 am, that takes cyclists of all ages and abilities on a scenic and historic trip around the northeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula. Along the way, water and snack stops allow cyclists to enjoy the view from three old seaside forts that have been converted to beautiful state parks. Routes include a 62-mile, 35-mile, 15-mile and 11-mile options. To register, go to www.tourdeforts.org.

Centrum is hosting the 9th annual Chamber Music Workshop with a free public master class on Wednesday, June 13 at 7:30 pm. Student concerts are on June 15 and 16 at 7:30 pm with a faculty performance on Sunday, June 17 at 2 pm featuring composers Haydn, Mieczyslaw Weinberg and Shostakovich. The Workshop closes with a performance with Grammy-winning Pacifica Quartet (pictured above). All performances are in Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden.

R2AK (short for the Race to Alaska) is simple. Get a boat without a motor. Race 750 miles to Ketichan, Alaska, any way you can. Don’t get eaten by a bear. $10,000 if you’re first.

The starting gun goes off at 0500 (nautical lingo for 5 am!) on Thursday, June 14, from the NW
Maritime Center in Port Townsend. The excitement of the start is palpable and not to be missed. But if that’s too early for you, come for the Pre-Race Ruckus on Wednesday, June 13, from noon to 8 pm and let loose like you’re about to sail to Alaska…with people who actually are about to set sail for Alaska! Bring your sense of adventure. Get a free tattoo. Have a blast. To join the fun and track the boats once they’re en route, go to www.r2ak.com.

Don’t miss 2018 Port Townsend Orca Festival at Fort Worden on June 23. A day of celebration, education, ceremony and adventure! Featured speakers from the Governor’s Orca Recovery Task Force, researchers from Ocean Initiative, Long Live the Kings, and the North Olympic Salmon Coalition – and then famed rock/ska band Locust Street Taxi performs starting at 1PM. Festival awards ceremony at 2PM will honor winners of the Rat Island Regatta and JPod Scavenger hunt, as well as Governor Jay Inslee for his long-term dedication and support of the Southern Resident Orcas of Puget Sound (Gov. Inslee will not be present). With all this followed by a song and dance by the North Olympic Orca Pod and a celebration of Finn the salmon’s 30th year anniversary, this year’s award ceremony will be one for the history books. http://ptorcafest.com.

The first of Centrum’s Free Friday Concerts begin at noon on Friday, June 29 at Fort Worden, outdoors on the Nora Porter Commons Lawn and lasts for an hour. http://centrum.org/free-fridays-at-the-fort/

Get your dancin’ shoes on and polka dot attire ready for Centrum’s Honky-Tonk Polka Dot Dance, Thursday, June 28 at 8 pm in the USO Building at Fort Worden featuring a variety of talented vocalists singing tunes from a range of traditions including Irish, Appalachia, Country, Blues and Gospel. This sells out quickly, so don’t delay and buy your tickets today at www.centrum.org.

Join the fun and Party at the Plaza on Saturday, June 30 from 3-6 pm across Water Street from the Jefferson Museum of Art and History. The party is coordinated by the Port Townsend Main Street Promotion Committee and volunteers to celebrate the completion of construction on Water Street. Dance to music with DJ Caleb Peacock, enjoy nibbles and fun for all ages. For more info, go to www.ptmainstreet.org.

A Few Upcoming Events this Summer—Save the Dates!
The 4th Annual “Old School” 4th of July at Fort Worden
The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, public concerts July 4, 6 and 7
Concerts on the Dock, July 12-August 30, every Thursday from 5-7pm downtown
Jazz Port Townsend, July 22-29
Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival, July 29-August 5
Olympic Music Festival at Fort Worden, July 14 & 15, August 11-September 9 (weekends)
Key City Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park, Hamlet, August 3-26

We can’t wait to welcome you to Port Townsend this summer!

Centrum Port Townsend

July 6, 2016 by bluegullinn

Centrum Port Townsend

Nonstop Music & Readings at Centrum in July

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Centrum Port Townsend,  is known around the world for its immersive arts and cultural workshops and festivals.  In July, 2016, we will present twenty-four public performances and literary readings (nearly one a day!) at Fort Worden State Park and in venues throughout downtown Port Townsend.

The month of July features in-depth multi-generational workshops in Voice, Fiddle Tunes, Poetry and Creative Writing, and Jazz.  Visitors and residents benefit from access to many free events at the Fort and world-class performances at concert venues on the Fort Worden campus.

This year also marks the 40th Anniversary of the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes and the 25th Anniversary of the McCurdy Pavilion, a WWI balloon hangar that Centrum converted into a 1,200-seat concert facility in the 1990s.

July Events

Voice Works: A Workshop for Singers (June 28-July 3)

Blood Harmony: Mothers and Fathers and Daughters
Friday, July 1, 7:30pm, Wheeler Theater

Free Fridays at the Fort (outdoor concert)
Friday July 1, Noon, featuring Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms

Honky Tonk Polka Dot Dance
Saturday, July 2, 7:30pm, USO Building

The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes – the 40th Gathering (July 3-July 10)

Fiddles on the Fourth
Monday, July 4, 1:30pm, McCurdy Pavilion

Fiddles and Fireworks
Monday, July 4, 7pm, McCurdy Pavilion

Free Fridays at the Fort (outdoor concert)
Friday, July 8, Noon, featuring The Seabright Serenaders

Rhythm and Roots Dance
Friday, July 8, 7:30 p.m. – Littlefield Green at McCurdy Pavilion

North and South America
Saturday, July 9, 1:30pm, McCurdy Pavilion

The Port Townsend Writers’ Conference  (July 17-July 24) 

Free Fridays at the Fort (outdoor concert)
Friday July 15, Noon, featuring Farko Dosumov & Friends

Writers’ Conference Public Readings (FREE)
July 17-23, 7 p.m., Wheeler Theater & Northwind Arts Center

Free Fridays at the Fort (outdoor concert)
Friday July 22, Noon, featuring Aba Kiser

Jazz Port Townsend  (July 24-July 31)

Free Fridays at the Fort (outdoor concert)
Friday July 29, Noon, featuring the Jazz Port Townsend Big Band Directed by Clarence Acox

Friday Night Mainstage Performance
Friday, July 29, 7:30pm, McCurdy Pavilion

Saturday Afternoon Mainstage Performance
Saturday, July 30, 1:30pm, McCurdy Pavilion

Saturday Night Mainstage Performance
Saturday, July 30, 7:30pm, McCurdy Pavilion

Jazz in the Clubs
Thursday, July 28, 8pm-11pm, Downtown Port Townsend Clubs
Friday, July 29, 10pm-12:30am, Downtown Port Townsend Clubs
Saturday, July 30, 10pm-12:30am, Downtown Port Townsend Clubs

Voice Works – Centrum

June 28, 2016 by bluegullinn

Voice Works – Centrum

Fort Worden State Park

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Voice Works is this weekend at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA.
Be part of all that Centrum has to offer as a great kick off to Summer in the old blimp hanger.

Blood Harmony Voice Works Concert July 1

Voice Works – Centrum…..Friday night at the Wheeler is a show that you don’t want to miss. “Blood Harmony: Mothers and Fathers and Daughters” is a Voice Works concert featuring family members singing together, showing how people who were raised with the same accent, the same phrasing and intonation, the same genes, are capable of blending two and

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Voice Works Special: Free Screening of The Winding Stream on June 30

Voice Works – Centrum…..As part of 2016 Voice Works, Centrum and the Port Townsend Film Festival are delighted to present The Winding Stream, the story of the Carter Family that began in the hills of Virginia and led to the first real super stars of American country music. We will screen the film at the Joseph Wheeler Theater

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Petunia and the Vipers: Honky-Tonk Dance July 2

Voice Works – Centrum…..Honky-Tonk Polka Dot Dance Join us Saturday, July 2, at 8:00 p.m. in the USO Building at Fort Worden! Tickets $15 (sold at the door only) Featuring Petunia and the Vipers with a beer garden and a nice wooden dance floor. Wear your Polka Dots! About Petunia – acoustic guitar, vocals, yodeler, trumpeter Spending the early part

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2016 Voice Works: Singing to Kickstart your Summer

Voice Works – Centrum…….We’re getting close to June 28 to July 3 when we gather at Fort Worden in Port Townsend for Voice Works – our summer week of singing –  and the program is shaping up nicely. There’s a plethora of opportunities for harmony singing, with a duet session held each period of the day: Duets from

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Voice Works Welcomes Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick in 2016

Voice Works – Centrum…..Before Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick became the highly respected and successful singers, songwriters, and bluegrass bandleaders they are today, they were founding members of the groundbreaking northern California band the Good Ol’ Persons. Although Laurie remained in that group for only a short while before moving on to lead her own bands, she and

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Mollie O’Brien, Rich Moore and Kids This Summer @ Voice Works!

Voice Works – Centrum…. Mollie O’Brien and her husband, guitarist Rich Moore, have for nearly 30 years quietly made it their mission to find, mine and reinvent other artists’ songs. They are geniuses at the craft of interpretation in the way that great singers, since the beginning of popular American music, have made the songs of their era their own. As songwriters they

Centrum Port Townsend

June 24, 2016 by bluegullinn

BLUES

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Apply for the John Potter Blues Scholarship

Our friends at Crossroads Music in Port Townsend are once again paying for a young, aspiring blues musician from Jefferson or Clallam County to attend the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop. Crossroads Music began this music scholarship to honor their dear friend and teacher John Potter who passed in 2013.  He taught at Crossroads Music for

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Peter McCracken Named ‘Best of the West’

Folk Alliance Region-West (FAR-West) announced this week that Peter McCracken and Centrum, along with legendary songwriter/performer Danny O’Keefe are the recipients of its Best of the West Awards for 2016. The Best of the West awards were established by FAR-West in 2005 to honor individuals who have maintained an enduring presence in the folk and acoustic music scene in

JAZZ

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Space & Scholarships Still Available for Jazz Port Townsend

Summer will be here before we know it and of course that includes the 2016 Jazz Port Townsend workshop July 24-31. Remember the feeling of hearing world-class faculty from just a few feet away in your first Faculty Presents concert? The individualized attention you got in your combo or vocal class? The amazing mainstage and club performances,

WRITING

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Helena María Viramontes: Story Has No Limit

Centrum is pleased to welcome Helena María Viramontes to the faculty of the 2016 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference. Considered one of Hispanic literature’s most distinguished craftspersons, Viramontes is the author of The Moths and Other Stories and two novels Under the Feet of Jesus and Their Dogs Came With Them.  She has also co-edited with

VOICE WORKS

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2016 Voice Works: Singing to Kickstart your Summer

We’re getting close to June 28 to July 3 when we gather at Fort Worden in Port Townsend for Voice Works – our summer week of singing –  and the program is shaping up nicely. There’s a plethora of opportunities for harmony singing, with a duet session held each period of the day: Duets from

YOUNG ARTISTS

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Scholarship Deadlines for Youth Programs

Explorations Scholarship Deadline: January 25,2016 Notifications the week of February 1 Explorations is Centrum’s immersive, week-long program for middle schoolers.  Students are introduced to the world of arts and ideas, creative risk-taking, and personal development. It’s a total learning environment that challenges the mind and body in equal measure. Each day features four workshop sessions where

Coast Artillery Museum – Port Townsend

June 13, 2016 by bluegullinn

Coast Artillery Museum – Port Townsend

The Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum at Fort Worden.

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On January 1, 2016 CAM will once again be participating in the State Parks First Day Hike Program. Coast Artillery Museum – Port Townsend. We’ll be starting near Battery Randol/Memory’s Vault at the top of Artillery Hill. This year we’ll be doing it a little differently. We’ll give a brief historical talk, then provide people with a pamphlet that provides a self-guided walking tour. That way people can take as long as they want, and cover as much of the area as they’d like. We’ll also provide at least one guided tour at 1 PM, plus additional talks and self-guided tour information as people show up until 3PM. Bring a flashlight if possible, cell phone flashlights will do, and people can share a light if necessary.

Coast Artillery Museum – Port Townsend. If we have enough volunteers current plans are to also have the Harbor Entrance Control Post open for tours, and we may start everything there. If so there will be signs directing people to the HECP from Memory’s Vault, it’s about 100 yards away.

The Coast Artillery Museum is open every day.

The museum is located in Building 201 (one of the original 1904 Barracks) next to the Park Office at Fort Worden. It is open 365 days/year 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend we have extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: Effective April 1, 2013 rates are $4 adults, $2 ages 6-12, and a $10 family value package covering 2 generations. Admission is free for children ages 5 and younger and active duty service members. Effective August 15, 2014 partners and dependents of active duty military service members pay half price. Group rates are available for students, scouts and similar organizations by prior arrangement. Please Contact the Museum.

Help support Washington State Parks, purchase a Discover Pass. Passes are available at (click on the names for a Google Map) the Friends of Fort Worden Gift Shop (in their new location), the Coast Artillery Museum at Fort Worden, the Marine Science Center at Fort Worden, the Registration Desk in the Commons, and some other Fort Worden Partners for $30 without any additional charges so you save $5. Because the Partners sell the Pass at cost without any markup, some only take cash or checks. The Coast Artillery Museum, the Gift Shop and the Registration Desk in the Commons can accept credit cards.

Visit Fortworden.org for information about accommodations and events at the Fort.

Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day the Harbor Entrance Control Post will be open for tours on Saturdays from 11 AM to 3 PM, and there is a free, guided Walking Tour of Artillery Hill beginning at 1 PM on Saturdays, starting in the grassy field near Battery Randol. The walking tour covers 1-1.5 miles and can last up to 2 hours if people are interested, but you’re welcome to join up or leave at any time. A flashlight is advised, but not required. Donations are always appreciated, we have a box at the HECP when it’s open, and always at the Museum. Occasional extra days are scheduled, please see our Upcoming Events page for details.

The tours are also available for groups at any time by special arrangement, please call the Museum at (360) 385-0373 to discuss it. For those unable to walk to the top of the hill, you can check in at the Park office and present a Washington State disabled parking pass or equivalent to make arrangements to drive to the top of the hill. You will still need to be able to navigate uneven ground and some stairs to make the tour itself.

 

For information about other events at Fort Worden, and for reservation information please see FortWorden.org.
If you’d like to become a member of the Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum you may download this Membership Application.

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Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum
Building 201
Fort Worden
200 Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368
(360) 385-0373

Port Townsend Aero Museum

June 11, 2016 by bluegullinn

Port Townsend Aero Museum

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Port Townsend Aero Museum. The Port Townsend Aero Museum preserves aviation history in the Pacific Northwest. Located 45 miles northwest of Seattle, flanked by the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound, the museum contributes to a vibrant community. Our youth mentorship program is second to none. Young adults participate in all aspects of operations, including restoration and flight activities. Our collection includes a variety of antique and classic aircraft. We regularly fly those aircraft that are safe and airworthy. Restorations are performed in-house by an expert group of mechanics and volunteers. Our shop also performs contract restoration work. The museum is publicly owned and receives no tax-based funding. If you like our program, please consider contributing.

Thank you for visiting!

Our Story

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The Port Townsend Aero Museum began operations in 2001, founded by experienced aircraft restorers Jerry and Peggy Thoutte. With an initial donation of six flying antique aircraft and several restoration projects, the museum quickly attracted a group of dedicated young volunteers. The youth mentorship program grew alongside the collection.
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Ground breaking ceremony for new PTAM building, Summer 2005

PTAM under construction

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The museum was originally based out of a scattering of hangars at the west end of the airport. Fundraising for a new building was a major undertaking, with proceeds coming from contract work, rummage sales, online auctions and individual donations. After seven years of hard work by museum volunteers and contributers, along with generous support from the community and local contractors, we were proud to open our new $3.5 million facility to the public in the summer of 2008. Work has now begun on a restoration shop near the new buildling. Plans are in place for continued expansion over the next several years.
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Several hundred young adults have participated in the mentorship program over the years. Our aircraft collection continues to grow. We fly our airplanes regularly, visiting select events during the airshow season. We are a dynamic organization serving our community and the greater Puget Sound region. We invite you to stop by and see for yourself!
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Concerts on the Dock 2016

June 8, 2016 by bluegullinn

Concerts on the Dock

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Port Townsend Main Street Program’s Concerts on the Dock

Free All-Ages Summer Music Series at Pope Marine Plaza

Concerts on the Dock 2016. Downtown Port Townsend rocks with all-ages free Concerts on the Dock Thursdays July 14th through September 1st at Pope Marine Park Plaza. This music on the waterfront is sponsored by generous local businesses, the Port Townsend Main Street Program, Homer Smith Insurance, Kitsap Credit Union, Uptown Pub & Grill, KPTZ 91.9 FM, The Peninsula Daily News, The CoLab and the City of Port Townsend. Local vendors and a Beer/Wine & Cider Garden contribute to the festive atmosphere. Seating opens at 4:30pm, show starts at 5:00pm and end at 7:30 pm.

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July 14th – Kevin Mason & The PT All Stars
Stage Sponsor – The Bishop and Swan Hotels
Beer Garden Sponsor – The Commander’s Beach House

July 21st – Uncle Funk & The Dope Six
Stage Sponsor – Wooden Boat Festival
Beer Garden Sponsor – Jim & Sherry

July 28th – Toolshed Trio with Abakis
Stage Sponsor – SOS Printing
Beer Garden Sponsor – Sport Townsend

August 4th – Locust Street Taxi
Stage Sponsor – Holley Carlson, Coldwell Banker Best Homes
Beer Garden Sponsor – All About Escrow

August 11th – Olympic Express Big Band
Stage Sponsor – Get Connected
Beer Garden Sponsor – Glow Natural Skin Care/Soak on the Sound

August 18th – Cold Comfort with Kilcid Band
Stage Sponsor – Windermere Port Townsend
Beer Garden Sponsor – Jefferson County Cannabis

August 25th – Joy in Mudville
Stage Sponsor – Fort Worden
Beer Garden Sponsor – Fort Worden

September 1st – Lucky Brown & The Funk Revolution
Stage Sponsor – Peninsula Hearing
Beer Garden Sponsor – Schodowski Law

The ‘Concerts on the Dock’ are some of our favorite events throughout the year, and have become the sign for many of us that summer has truly arrived! These FREE outdoor music events take advantage of a beautiful waterfront setting in Pope Marine Plaza, and the lineup this year is going to be incredible. Come to dance, see your friends, enjoy a beer and have a bite. In addition to loyal, perennial vendors Daily Bird Pottery, Magical Henna and James Jackson Massage, we’ll have food at every concert alternating between Mo Chilli BBQ and Paella House, coffee from Java Gypsy, Popsicle by PT Pops, and vegan ice cream at select shows by Fiddlehead Creamery! Bring a chair or a blanket and settle in for some great tunes.

Tastes of Port Townsend 2016

June 7, 2016 by bluegullinn

“Tastes” of Port Townsend

Photo by Elizabeth Becker/Seaport Photography

Photo by Elizabeth Becker/Seaport Photography

Tastes of Port Townsend 2016…….“Tastes” of Port Townsend — Sample ~ Sip ~ Mingle…It’s going to be delicious!

Thursday, June 9th from 5-8 pm at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.

Join us for an Evening of Local Tastes of Port Townsend Food, Beer, Wine, Cider and Desserts! 

This is an amazingly tasty fundraiser for the Port Townsend Main Street Program, a 501c3 nonprofit.

TICKETS ON SALE  AT THE DOOR or Until Noon on 6/8 at www.eventbrite.com or

Uptown Pub
1016 Lawrence St.
Lively Olive Tasting Bar
929 Water St.
The Food Coop
414 Kearney St.

$50 for Food & Alcohol Tastes or $35 for Food Only Tastes

This is a 21+ event, please bring your ID.

Tasty Samples from:

The Belmont – Lamb Meatballs with a Basil Mint and Feta Cheese Pesto & Stone Ground Apricot Sauce

Cablehouse Beach Canteen – Razor Clam Chowder

Sirens Seafood Bar – Puget Sound Boil — local mussels, clams and prawns in traditional Old Bay and beer broth with red potatoes and corn on the cob

Taps at The Guardhouse – Pulled Pork Sliders

Ichikawa Sushi Bar & Steak House – Miso Soup & Sushi Samples

The OId Whiskey Mill – Caribbean Chicken Sandwich – Smoked chicken, Mount Townsend cheese curds, apricot habanero chutney and baby greens on thick sliced French bread with roasted shallot aioli

The Silverwater Cafe – Sicilian Prawn Risotto

The Tin Brick – Wood Fired Pizza

Dogs-A-Foot – Hot Dog Bites

Port Townsend Food Coop – A selection of Artisan Cheeses

Elevated Ice Cream and Candy Shop – Locally made Chocolates &
Root Beer Floats featuring Bedford’s Beer Soda and Elevated Ice Cream

Port Townsend Chocolates – House made Caramel, hand dipped and sprinkled with Sea Salt & House made Caramel with Organic Pecans

Port Townsend Fudge Company – Locally made Fudge

The Boiler Room – Homemade Cookies & Homemade Chai & New England Coffee Syrup

 

And Select Sips from:

Eaglemount Wine and Cider

FairWinds Winery – Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot Blend, Merlot & Lemberger

Finnriver Cidery – Honey Meadow Cider

Lullaby Winery – 2009 Morning Light, Rouge de Virginie, & 2014 Carbon

Marrowstone Winery – Pinot Gris, Riesling & Barbera

Pippa’s Real Tea – Iced Tea

Port Townsend Brewing Company – Chet’s Gold, Amber & Hop Diggidy

Propolis Brewing – Beltane – Elderflower Saison with Brett

Sunrise Coffee Company – Locally Roasted Reg. & Decaf Coffee

May 2016 Events NW Maritime Center

May 4, 2016 by bluegullinn

NW Maritime Center

NW Maritime Center

May 2016 Events NW Maritime Center

May 2016 Events NW Maritime Center
STEM TO STERN
News from the Northwest Maritime Center
MAY ISSUE
  • GiveBIG
  • “By Hand and Eye” with Jim Tolpin
  • Register now for US Sailing Courses
  • Downsizing Your Boat Gear?
  • Volunteer for R2AK and Wooden Boat Festival
  • Register now for Marine Weather
  • School Programs are Sailing into Spring!
  • Official Start of Western Flyer Tours
  • Classic Mariners’ Regatta
  • Boating Season Opening Day
  • Sea Shanties Song Circle
  • Save the Date: Navigator Brunch
giveBIG today!
Friday, May 13, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  
Today your donations and membership contributions can have an even greater impact. Join thousands of supporters from our community and beyond for giveBIG, an online charitable giving event. Thank you for creating powerful maritime experiences!
By Hand and Eye:
A Presentation by Jim Tolpin
Friday, May 13, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 
Free, No RSVP required
Before standardized rulers and measurements, pre-industrial artisans used dividers, a square, their hands, and eyes. In Jim Tolpin’s book, “By Hand & Eye”, he explores this ancient method of design, tapping into our human intuition rather than numbers. Join us on May 13 in the WBF Boatshop for a presentation by Jim Tolpin.
Register Now for Sailing Courses
Summer is on its way and it’s time to register for summer sailing courses! Experienced U.S. Sailing instructors, year-round wind, and a beautiful waterfront location surrounded by the Olympic and Cascade Mountains combine to make the Northwest Maritime Center’s Basic Keelboat Program one of the best and most beautiful in the region. Experience sailing for the first time or take your skills to the next level!
Downsizing Your Boat Gear? 
Marine Thrift is Port Townsend’s new resource for affordable boat gear. And so far, it has been a hit!
Marine Thrift uses contributions of boat gear to help support the Maritime Center’s mission, so please keep us in mind when you’re cleaning out your garages and boats.
Contributions can be made Thursday-Saturday at Marine Thrift (315-B Haines Place), 9 a.m.-3 p.m., or at the Wooden Boat Chandlery, 7 days a week, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. It’s tax-deductible and all proceeds benefit the NWMC!
Marine Thrift needs a volunteer to help with identification and valuation of items. If you can help, please contact volunteer@nwmaritime.org.
Volunteer Signups for R2AK & Wooden Boat Festival Coming in May


Volunteer shift signups are on their way. Watch your email for updates on opening day for signups. Need to join our volunteer email list? Contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@nwmaritime.org or call 360.385.3628 x115 to be added to the list.
Register Now for Marine Weather 
May 21-22, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
The Marine Weather course teaches the practical application of both atmospheric science and oceanography in relation to sailing. Whether you’re planning a day sail or a long distance voyage, sail safer and faster with a better understanding of the weather. May’s classes will be taught by David Wilkinson.
 
School Programs Sailing into Spring!
Bravo Team, PTHS Vessel Operations Class, Girls Boat Project, and Catlin Gabel School have all been getting out on the water this spring. In March the Catlin Gabel School from Portland piloted a new partner program with the Schooner Martha and Longboats.
Starting in May the campus will be bustling with Maritime Discovery Programs for Quilcene, Chimacum, and Port Townsend. Mark your calendars for June 3, 1:00-2:30 p.m. for the Maritime Discovery Program community presentation and celebration.
Western Flyer Tours Begin May 7
Summer Tour Schedule:
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  
Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Come witness the full restoration of the boat made famous by John Steinbeck’s Sea of Cortez. Docents will be available to give free guided tours on Saturdays and discuss the restoration on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

2016 Classic Mariners’ Regatta
June 3-5
Entry Fee: $50/boat
Mark it on your calendars, the Classic Mariners’ Regatta is coming the first week of June! Register your wooden sailboat now for this eye-catching race.

Register for the Classic Mariners’ Regatta now!

Boating Season Opening Day Parade
Saturday, May 7
 
The Port Townsend Yacht Club will host the annual Opening Day Boat Parade and other community events on May 7. Join us at the Northwest Maritime Center to watch the waterfront parade, and don’t miss the Boat U.S. Concert with Lobo del Mar on the NWMC commons.
Want to join the parade? RSVP here and learn more about all the Opening Day events.
Sea Shanties Song Circle  
May 11, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Northwest Maritime Center
Sea Shanties Song Circle is the second Wednesday of each month. This is a free family-friendly event!
Save the Date: Navigator Brunch 
Saturday, July 23
Free, RSVP Required
Attracting both long-time supporters and new friends, the
Navigator Brunch is a celebration of our mission and the people who help bring it to life. It’s an inspiring fundraiser and a fun way to get to know the organization. After all, we do kick things off with mimosas. 2016’s theme is Momentumjoin us on July 23rd and find out why!
Call Len Maranan-Goldstein at 360.385.3628 x111 or email brunch@nwmaritime.orgfor more information.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
May 3 GiveBIG – more info
May 7 Boating Season Opening Day – more info
May 7 Western Flyer Tours Official Start Date
May 13 “By Hand and Eye” with Jim Tolpin
June 3 Maritime Discovery Program Community Showcase
June 3-5 Classic Mariners’ Regatta – more info
June 11-12 Pocket Yacht Palooza – more info
June 22 R2AK Pre-Race Ruckus
June 23 Race to Alaska Start – more info
July 23 Navigator Brunch – more info
September 9-11 Wooden Boat Festival – more info
MAKE POWERFUL MARITIME EXPERIENCES POSSIBLE

May 2016 Port Townsend Events

May 3, 2016 by bluegullinn

May 2016 Port Townsend Events

Rhody Festival

Coming Your Way in May—Rhodies and Races, Food and Fun!

 

Rhodies and Races, Food and Fun!
May 2016 Port Townsend Events. Port Townsend is sparkling in the spring sunshine with flowers abloom in all corners of town. This month the star of the show is the Rhododendron, Washington State’s official flower and an icon for Port Townsend. Rhodies are the centerpiece for the 81st Annual Rhody Festival with events and fun for the whole family, including your pet! Mark your calendars to join us May 16-22.

2016 Rhody Fest

May 2016 Port Townsend Events. But that’s not all that’s coming your way in May. Read on to learn about additional exciting events for you to enjoy in Port Townsend!

Art Wave, May 1-31

May 2016 Port Townsend Events. You’ll be inspired by this exhibit of over 400 pieces of children’s artwork displayed in 33 businesses in Uptown and Downtown, created by grades K-12 in the Port Townsend School District. Come to the historic districts for Art Walk on Saturday, May 7, from 5-8pm and see the creativity of our children. Sponsored by the Port Townsend Main Street Program. www.PTMainStreet.org

Art Wave

Opening Day on the Bay, Saturday, May 7

Opening Day of the 2016 boating season is cause for celebration as the Port Townsend Yacht Club invites the public to view the waterfront parade. Watch the boats sail by from the Northwest Maritime Center Pier, Pope Marine Park or any other convenient location along Water Street. The parade will begin after the departure of the 12:30pm ferry to Coupeville. Following the parade, there will be the traditional Blessing of the Fleet. www.PTYC.net. Boat US is celebrating their 50th anniversary at the Northwest Maritime Center, providing music by Lobo de Mar, hors d’oeuvres and prizes.

Opening day of boating season

Mother’s Day Brunch, Sunday, May 8 at Fort Worden

Pamper Mom with brunch from 10am to 2pm at Fort Worden, surrounded by natural beauty and historic charm. Dine on the freshest, most decadent items that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. After brunch, take a stroll through the Centennial Rhododendron Garden. Call for reservations at 360.344.4400, ext. 514. www.FortWorden.org

Mother's Day Brunch at Fort Worden

81st Annual Rhododendron Festival, May 16-22

Make plans to join us for any and all of these events for our Port Townsend “community holiday” celebration:

Wednesday, May 18
6pm Trike Race begins

Thursday, May 19
4:-5pm Pet Parade begins

Friday, May 20
3:30pm Kiddie Parade begins and the Funtastic Carnival opens at Memorial Field
6:30pm Bed Races begin

Saturday, May 21
1pm The Rockin’ Rhody Grand Parade begins with a Cake Picnic to follow

Sunday, May 22
Jefferson Healthcare Rhody Run XXXVIII
9:30am Kid’s Sprint at Fort Worden
11am 12K Race Start at Fort Worden
www.RhodyRun.com

Leftover Dreams Brings Gems of the Great American Songbook to Key City Public Theatre, May 20

San Francisco Bay Area duo Leftover Dreams explores the back roads of American popular song in the first summer concert of the year at Key City Public Theatre (KCPT), produced by Toolshed Soundlab. Patrice Haan and Tony Marcus sing gems of the great American songbook with stunning harmonies and burnished accompaniment.

Leftover Dreams

The duo presents a sampling of the best of the classic songs of Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, the Gershwins, and Harold Arlen, mixed with lesser-known delights like Bernice Petkere, Ted Fiorito, and Ben Oakland that haven’t seen the light of day for decades. The concert begins at 8pm at the KCPT Playhouse. Go towww.keycitypublictheatre.org for tickets.

Artisan Food Festival, May 28

Celebrating the Olympic Peninsula’s artisan foods and makers, the 3rd Annual Artisan Food Festival will begin at the Port Townsend Farmers Market from 9am to 3pm and resume at Finnriver Cidery’s new Orchard location at 124 Center Rd. in Chimacum from 6-9pm.

Port Townsend Artisan Food Festival

The day will include artisan food making classes by CedarRoot Folk School; chef demos by Arran Stark, Sidonie Maroon, Laurette Feit and Dan Ratigan; artisan food juggling; live music by the Unexpected Brass Band and Rhythm Planet; and kids activities by the YMCA and the Port Townsend Public Library.

In the evening at Finnriver Cidery, Joy in Mudville will play live music plus Dented Buoy Pizza and the Paella House will be serving up farm-fresh food. There’s a suggested donation of $5 for the evening.http://jeffersoncountyfarmersmarket.org/celebrate/artisanfoodfestival/

Port Townsend Named Best Coastal Small Town 2016 in USA TODAY’S Reader Choice Awards

We’re quite thrilled with this nationwide recognition by all of you who voted for us! We came in #7 out of 20 nominees and the one on the West Coast in the top 10. Thank you for your vote and acknowledging our beautiful coastal small town!

Port Townsend-Coupeville Ferry Service in May

Please note if you’re traveling via Washington State Ferries between Coupeville and Port Townsend this month, there will continue to be one boat ferry service through May 25, with a second boat coming online May 26. Reservations can be made and are always encouraged. Go to www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/takeaferry/.

Save the date for upcoming events in June:

June 3-5, 2016
Wooden Boat Foundation’s Classic Mariners’ Regatta
www.nwmaritime.org

June 9, 2016
Port Townsend Main Street Program’s “Taste of Port Townsend”
www.ptmainstreet.org

June 10-12, 2016
5th Annual Brass Screw Confederacy, a Steampunk Hootenanny

June 23, 2016
Race to Alaska
www.nwmaritime.org

June 28-July 3, 2016
Centrum’s Voice Works
www.centrum.org

We look forward to you coming our way in May!

 

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