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Got gently-used garage sale items? Help the Animals of CVAR!

Dear volunteers, friends & supporters of CVAR:

Come to the:

Center Valley Animal Rescue
Garage sale at the Chimacum Grange
Help support the animals at CVAR!

Fri. 6/19 & Sat. 6/20
From 9:00 am– 4:00 pm

Donations needed!

Bring donation of gently used garage sale items & garden or house plants to the Chimacum Mini Storage, 1173 Chimacum Rd, Port Hadlock on:
Sat. 5/30, 12:00 Pm – 2:00 pm, or
Wed. 6/3 & 6/10, 5:00 Pm – 7:00 pm.

For info or to arrange other times for donations, call: Brighid, 360-379-4749 or Cheryl, 360-774-6808 after 9:00 am.

Tax receipts for your deductible donations available. Please, no electronics, exercise machines or clothing. All items in clean & working order, please!
Center Valley Animal Rescue
11900 Center Road
Quilcene, WA 98376

BIG Thanks to the Plant Sale DONORS!

The following businesses have contributed generously towards the fundraising plant sale produced by the Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club! Happening next weekend, Saturday May 23rd from 9AM to 1PM!



101 Brewery
3 in 1 Worm Ranch
Andrea’s Beauty & Barber
B&D Lilies
Bambi’s Dog Gone Beauty Salon
Bayside Gardens
Bloedel Reserve
Brown Custom Iron
Count Me In for Quilcene
Canine Coiffure
Carlson Chiropractic
Central Market
Chimacum Café
Chimacum Creek Printing
Chimacum Woods Rhododendrons
Coast Seafoods Co
Conservatory Coastal Home
Coyle Women’s Club
Custom Auto Repair
Discovery Bay Village Store
DoeRun Studios
Dragonfly Embroidery
Eaglemount Winery
Elk Meadows Nursery Brinnon
Emily Martens, LMP
Eutopos Huckleberry Farm and Gardens
Face of Grace Skin Care
Far Reaches Farm
Farm’s Reach Cafe
Fat Smitty’s
Fiesta Jalisco Mexican Resturant
Footloose Reflexology
Friendly Natives Nursery
Gear Head Deli
Habitat Store
Hadlock Building Supply
Halfway House Restaurant
Henery’s Garden Center at Pt.Townsend
Henery’s Hardware
Hoodsport Winery Inc.
Jacobs’ Fleece
Jak’s Place
Jefferson Healthcare Foundation
Josephine Campbell Building
Karen Sickel
Kayak Brinnon
Kris Burns
Kristin Manwaring Insurance
Kul Kah Han Gardens
Leland Valley Tree Farm
Liberty Bay Nursery
Linger Longer Outdoor Theater
Marty’s Metals
McKay’s Shrimp & Crab Gear
Midori Farm
Molly Ward Gardens
Mount Walker Inn
Munn Bros Realty
Olmsteads’s Nursery and Market
Ortmann’s Quilbilly Acres
Oyster Patch Inn
Pedro’s Fiesta Jalisco
Port Gamble S’Klallam Foundation
Port Ludlow Resort
QFC Port Hadlock
Quilcene Espresso
Quilcene Museum
Quilcene Oyster Half-Marathon
Quilcene Village Store
Red Dog Farm
Resource Renewal Inc
Roadhouse Nursery
Secret Gardens
Serendipity Farm
Shorts Magical Soil Chimacum
South County Massage
Spring Rain Farm and Orchard
Sunfield Farm and School
Tanda Design, Inc
Tarboo Valley Bees3
Taylor Resources Inc
Taylored Fibers
The Country Feed & Pet Shoppe
The Grub Hut
The Picket Fence
The Plaid Pepper
The Timberhouse
Tickled Pink
Tom Brotherton
US Bank
Valley Nursery
Vinland Nursery
Waltz Lumber
Whitney Gardens
Wildwood Antiques and Gifts
Wildwood farm
Willow Wind Nursery
YMCA of Jefferson County

“Macbeth” comes to Quilcene June 5th 7PM – Save the date!

See a Shakespeare play on stage! Don’t miss it!

“The Tragedie of Macbeth ~ That Tears Shall Drown the Wind”

** May 29 and 30 at Chimacum Grange – 7pm

**June 5 at Quilcene Theatre – 7pm

Performed by Olympic Peninsula Home Connection students, grades 4-8.

Co-directors Franco Bertucci and Consuelo Brennan.

Stop by Waltz Lumber / The Old Quilcene Theater for more info!


Clams, types of, safe harvest — Fri May 22 / Oak Bay Park

Come to the MRC co-sponsored clam harvest education program a week from Friday.
> Good information in this workshop, especially with the unusual early closures of some local Hood Canal beaches to shellfish harvest. Please register if you are planning to attend. Also, please let me know if you are willing to help staff the registration table.
> Digging For Dinner
> Fri. May 22, 12:15 pm
> Oak Bay County Park
> Free event ($5 donation/family suggested)
> Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee and WSU Extension are working with WA Fish and Wildlife Department biologists Camille Speck and Doug Rogers to teach the public about best practices for harvesting clams on local beaches. Find out about different types of clams, where to find them, how to harvest safely and sustainably, and the basic rules and regulations that assure delicious clams this summer and into the future.
> Please encourage family, friends and neighbors to register for the event by going to and/or registering at:
> Contact Cheryl Lowe, cheryl.lowe or 360-379-5610 x 230 for more info about volunteering.
> Cheryl Lowe
> Jefferson County Beach Watchers Coordinator
> cheryl.lowe
> (360) 379-5610 ext. 230
> WSU Jefferson County Extension
> 380 Jefferson St.
> Port Townsend, WA 98368

Meeting on Marine Biotoxin hazards in Quil Bay, Dabob Bay and south — Thurs evening at QCC

Here’s an excerpt from a press release from Jefferson County Public Health, with highlighting by me. This Thursday May 14 at the Quilcene Community Center (6:30pm) you can learn about our shellfish closures, the biotoxins responsible for the closures, and how to keep your family and friends out of harm’s way.
> Shellfish samples from Hood Canal have been found to contain elevated levels of marine biotoxins that cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP). As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has extended the previous closure of Quilcene and Dabob Bays to include Hood Canal from Seal Rock south to the Jefferson/Mason County line. Shellfish harvested commercially are tested for toxin prior to distribution and should be safe to eat.
> A special meeting has been scheduled at the Quilcene Community Center, Thursday, May 14th at 6:30 pm to discuss what is causing the closures last fall and now. Clara Hard from DOH will give a presentation and be available to answer questions. She will talk about why the areas are closed, the program that monitors harmful algae blooms and the health risks of the different biotoxins.
> Danger signs are being posted at high-use beaches, warning people not to consume shellfish from this area. The closure includes clams, oysters, mussels, scallops and other species of molluscan shellfish. This closure does not apply to shrimp. Crabmeat is not known to contain the biotoxin but the guts can contain unsafe levels. To be safe, clean crab thoroughly and discard the guts (also known as the “butter”).
> Marine biotoxins are not destroyed by cooking or freezing. People can become ill from eating shellfish contaminated with the naturally occurring marine algae containing toxins harmful to humans. Symptoms of PSP can appear within minutes or hours and usually begins with tingling lips and tongue, moving to the hands and feet, followed by difficulty breathing, and potentially death. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should contact a health care provider immediately. For extreme reactions call 911.
> In most cases the algae that contain the toxins cannot be seen, and must be detected using laboratory testing. Therefore, recreational shellfish harvesters should check the DOH Shellfish Safety Map at or call the DOH Biotoxin Hotline at 1-800-562-5632 before harvesting shellfish anywhere in Washington State. Recreational harvesters should also check Fish and Wildlife regulations and seasons at or call the Shellfish Rule Change Hotline 1-866-880-5431.

Next Saturday, May 16th: “Animals of Grace” perform on Coyle!

Coming on Saturday May 16th at 7:30 PM
> Animals of Grace
Musical duo Animals of Grace toe the folk line of story-telling traditions and alternative rhythms to bring you a musical experience that’s energetic, contemplative and sincere.
Animals of Grace released their debut EP “Make Me Kind" in July of 2014. This 5-song, bi-coastal album was written by folk-duo Erika Lundahl and Doug Indrick spanning a New York to Seattle transplant in late 2013. The 5 song album has a raw folk energy, rife with vocal harmonies, guitar tapping, driving djembe, cajon, and auxiliary percussion. The duo’s collective sound is infused with environmental and socially passionate lyrics that are at once searching and soulful. The unique style of the band has been described as bearing, “elements of Ani DiFranco, Kaki King, and Joan Baez. Just the sweet grassy tips, short the commitment to gimmickery most people who manage to "sound like" end up hiding in.” Seattle-based guitarist and songwriter Erika Lundahl and percussionist Doug Indrick began collaborating in 2012 in Upstate New York.
> Sound samples at:
> The duo is currently working with Steve Turnidge of UltraViolet Studios on the mastering of their first full length album, “Songs of Shattering”. This new work was inspired by the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay, the early 20th century feminist poet. Listen to a sneak preview here:
> Laurel B. Johnson Community Center
> 923 Hazel Point Road
> Coyle, WA 98376
> Admission: by donation
> Genre: Eco-Fem Folk-Rock duo
> Age: all-ages
> Complimentary cookies, coffee and conversation at intermission
> Our link:
> Your hosts,
> Norm & Sol Johnson
> 83 Hazel Point Court
> (360) 765-3449

Port Ludlow Artists’ League Gala Fundraiser!

Your $5 admission includes a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Auctions: Silent and Live! Bid on works by area artists, excursions, dinners for two, gift certificates and more.

Support your local arts, and have fun doing it.

Port Ludlow Artists’ League Gala Fundraiser

Saturday May 16th, 2015
3:30 to 6:00 PM
Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Place, Port Ludlow


Get tickets at the Port Ludlow Artists’ League Gallery at 9500-B Oak Bay Road, Port Ludlow, WA 98365 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Or, get tickets at Dana Pointe Interiors, the Bay Club or Beach Club.

Port Ludlow Artists' League Gala Fundraiser!

Port Ludlow Artists’ League Gala Fundraiser!

Mark your calendar. BEACH PARTY JUNE 12. Help make this a great event!

Last Day of School Gathering at Herb Beck Marina, Quilcene –
> Friday, June 12, 2015, 1:30-3:30
> We are starting to plan the annual “Last Day of School Beach Gathering” for our neighborhood youth. The school district calendar calls for Friday, June 12, to be the last day of school. Starting last year, the YMCA joined in co-sponsoring this event. They handle preparing and posting flyers, staffing and conducting beach activities, and also help in the purchase of prizes.
> Those of us who have worked on this event in the past usually have one planning meeting, perform various tasks, and/or help at the event itself. Some of the fun tasks include:
> (1) preparing beach area (on Tuesday, May 19 from 9:30 to 11:30 am);
> (2) putting out and anchoring swim float (Jim Spears and Coast/Penn Cove);
> (3) procuring donations and purchasing prizes;
> (4) planning and helping with refreshments;
> (5) arranging and coordinating with our guests;
> (6) finding a trained lifeguard for the swimmers at this year’s “high tide” event;
> (7) procuring a safety boat and volunteer crew;
> (8) choosing a “prize awarding” crew;
> (9) selecting a weather prognosticator to provide sunshine and 70-degree weather; and
> (10) contacting our wonderful Quilcene Fire Department members who deliver messages on water, boating and fire safety.
> There is not a huge time commitment – so if you would like to see our kids have fun, this is the event for you.
> If you are interested in helping, please:
> Email Carol Barker at: carbar (or)
> Call Brian Barker at: 360-561-9837 (best phone) or 360-765-3102
> Thank you for your willingness to assist. It should be a delightful afternoon for all!
> Brian and Carol Barker

Ninth Night — community movie and potluck — is Saturday May 9

Movie Maven Sharon McClain has this announcement and invitation for ALL OF US . . .
> Our 9th night Movie is Unbroken
> Released in 2014, the story begins with a young man who finds himself in trouble constantly, a disappointment to his parents. He is bullied because of his heritage. He is then caught in a situation where it’s either fight or flight. He runs. He realizes he can run really fast and……
> . . . you’ll have to show up at our 9th Night at 6:00 pm Saturday for the potluck dinner, then 6:30 for the film.
> Stars: Jack O’Donnell, Myalvi, Domhnall Gleeson
> Directed: by Angelina Jolie
> Run time:137 minutes Rated:PG-13
> Nominated for 3 Oscar’s
> Winner of awards too numerous to write here
> Our Potluck theme is a dish that can be made PDQ (pretty darn fast)
> Movie starts at 6:30.
> See you there
> Movie Maven
> Sharon
> If you have a movie suggestion email me at