Benefit Concert Sunday May 4 — Support food programs in Quilcene!

Please join us for an evening of great entertainment at Chimacum High School Auditorium on Sunday, May 4th, at 7:00 pm.

Mark Pearson of The Brothers Four will be performing.

Money raised will go Jefferson County Food programs including the Food Back Pack Program for Kids at Quilcene School, the Quilcene Food Bank and the Y summer meal for kids program in Quilcene.

If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation to one of these wonderful programs.

Food Back Pack Program For Kids – Please make check out to “Quilcene Lions Club Food Back Pack for Kids Program”. US Bank in Quilcene has an account set up for donations.

YMCA – Jefferson County YMCA | P. O. Box 1637, Port Townsend, WA 98368 – Please specify Quilcene Programs.

Quilcene Food Bank – 294952 Us Highway 101, Quilcene, WA 98376

If you have any questions, please contact Patti Herold at


Learn more about other countries by hosting a foreign exchange student for Quilcene High School for the upcoming year.

In 1985, Aspect Foundation was established as a non-profit that places foreign exchange students. There are approximately (30) countries to chose from.

Please call or check out our website

(360) 683-0889

SmileMobile is coming to the Quilcene School…

SmileMobile is coming to the Quilcene School April 28-30. The SmileMobile is a fully equipped mobile dental clinic for children. Please call 1-888-286-9105 for more information and appointments.

QVS Easter Egg Contest Judging Saturday

> You have two more days to get your egg(s) in to the store before the judging for the $25 gift certificate and Kid’s Award are selected.There are so many ways to decorate eggs—dye, paint, gluing jewels, diamonds or rubies, stickers…Have some fun! Do remember to include a stand for your egg.—even a bottle cap will work If you don’t want to create an egg, do come and see what your neighbors have created.

> Cass

Wonderful Whitney Gardens Video

Some of worlds biggest rhododendrons can be found at Brinnon family’s gardens. See the rhodies in full bloom at Whitney Gardens & Nursery, a beautiful Brinnon, Washington, roadside attraction.

The gardens can be found on U.S. Highway 101 nestled between Hood Canal, the Olympic Mountain foothills and the Dosewallips River delta. A stop and a walk in the gardens comes highly recommended. There you will discover that the landmark’s seven acres showcases more than meets the eye from 101. On the Web at


THURSDAY, MARCH 20 at 6:00 pm

We’re looking for:
· Community feedback and input
(What did you like/dislike about last year’s ShrimpFest? What would you like to see changed?)
· People who would like to be intimately involved with the planning of ShrimpFest
(Reach for the sky, be a part of the magic)
· People who would like to be intimately involved with the execution of ShrimpFest
(Help make ShrimpFest a great experience for all!)
· Volunteers to cover a variety of tasks prior to and during the event

The Emerald Towns Alliance Board invites you to attend our meeting and learn the “behind the scenes” of ShrimpFest

?? Questions ?? Please call Debbie Nelson at 360-531-1314

Thank you for supporting the communities of Brinnon and Quilcene!


REAP: A Fresh Produce Gleaning Project in Quilcene and Brinnon

OlyCAP has a new project aimed at getting fresh, healthy, and locally grown food into the food banks of south Jefferson County. REAP (Revitalizing Extra and Abundant Produce) will be harvesting surplus and unmarketable crops from local farms for distribution to the community at the Quilcene and Brinnon Food Banks.

The goals of the gleaning project are to get more healthy produce into the Food Bank and to help eliminate food waste.

Neighborhood fruit trees whose fruits get left to rot are also potential sources of fresh food for the community. If you have a fruit tree yourself that you don’t usually harvest from or can’t possibly eat all the fruit from (or maybe you’ve noticed one in your neighbor’s yard), let us know! With the tree owner’s permission, we will come with tools to harvest the fruit, leave some with the tree owner and share the rest with the food banks.

We are also encouraging the community to plant an extra row or two of crops in your home garden for donation to the Food Bank. You can drop of the harvest to the Quilcene Food Bank on Wednesday mornings or Brinnon on Tuesday mornings. Or with request, volunteer gleaners can harvest the crop and deliver it.

If you would like to contribute to the project in any way or have any questions, contact Gleaning Coordinator, Anna Bunk. Email: or Phone: (360) 367-1655

Hope you can join in the efforts to spread the good, fresh food and reduce food waste!



Wonderful video about Habitat for Humanity in Quilcene!!

Monday’s FREE Gardening class

Hi Everyone,
> We will look at the Maritime Northwest Garden Guide to make sure we are ready planning our gardens for this Spring.We will do a quick review of the past weeks lessons. I hope you had time this week to start some early crops. Please see the attachment Hortense. This is the best information I found to identify common pest and disease problems in the vegetable garden

> Let’s have a seed exchange next week! Bring any seeds you have saved or any you have extra to share!
> See you tomorrow 12:00 71 Old Church Road.
> Juanita

Participate in Online Survey on Recreation in Hood Canal

Adi Haneen is a graduate student in the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington. She is doing research about recreational activities around Hood Canal. We can participate! In order to do so, you must have visited or reside in the Hood Canal region. I think we all qualify for this!

By clicking the link below you will be verifying that you are over 18 years old, and giving your consent to voluntarily participate in this study. Here’s the link