Sat Dec 12: Cris Williamson concert in Port Townsend

If you love Women’s music, or just good songwriting straight from the heart, DO NOT MISS Cris!!!

Cris Williamson is coming to Port Townsend to do a fun holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 12th at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm), at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

This note from Cris: "Holidays are always better if there is music at the heart of it all. This Holiday show, all heart, all music, features original reflections upon this Season, and also, hung like lights so bright, so familiar, are some traditional pieces associated with these winter festivities, songs from yesteryear, as well as more modern and lyrical songs from yesterday and today. Please join us as we listen together to the heartbeat of winter."
"Please tell your friends and family, and, no matter what holiday you celebrate, join us on Saturday, December 12, for a spirited celebration of the Holidays. Gather with us now as the dark days of winter approach the coming Light."

Tickets $25, available at

Proceeds benefit Jefferson County Food Banks and the Port Townsend Winter Shelter (C.O.A.S.T.)

Coming to Coyle next Sunday, Dec. 6th: Kathryn Claire concert 3 PM

Coming to Coyle on Sunday Dec. 6th at 3:00 PM
A matinée concert with Kathryn Claire and Don Henson

Portland Oregon based performing and recording artist Kathryn Claire is part of a new generation of traditionally-inspired musicians. Her guitar and fiddle-playing exhibit a technical grace which is matched only by her truly captivating voice and her rare ability to move seamlessly across genres. Her deep love and respect for traditional music has long been a driving influence and those roots can be heard in her own original music. She is thrilled to be performing at the Concerts in the Woods in Coyle, WA and to be joined by Don Henson. Don is an incredible multi instrumentalist and when collaborating with Kathryn is generally featured on percussion and piano. Don has toured with Kathryn throughout Oregon and Washington and is currently working with her on her new album, Bones Will Last, due out in March, 2016. He also performs with Sneakin’ Out, Groovy Wallpaper, The Adequates and more.

Performing is a truly joyful experience for Kathryn Claire, and her love of music is evident every time she takes the stage. Her charismatic presence and infectious smile have made her a favorite at venues and festivals around the world. She has toured and performed extensively in the US, Japan, India, Holland, Belgium and France.

Sound samples:

Laurel B. Johnson Community Center
923 Hazel Point Road
Coyle, WA 98376

Admission: by donation
Genre: traditionally-inspired songwriter & fiddler
with piano and percussion accompaniment
Age: all-ages
Complimentary cookies and coffee at intermission
Our link:

Your hosts,
Norm & Sol Johnson
83 Hazel Point Court
(360) 765-3449

Pleanty of room in Ukulele class tomorrow Sunday Nov. 29th at 2 PM, Coyle

Toandos Neighbors,

John Hatton, an instructor of ukulele and guitar in the Michigan State University Community Music School’s folk music program ( will be here in Coyle tomorrow! John is known for his teaching of novice players at festivals and workshops from coast to coast and having them perform their debut ‘uke tune’ after only a one-hour workshop. He makes playing the uke fun and exciting.

BEGINNING UKULELE (Sunday, Nov. 29th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM) $25 per student with an extra practice hour for those who want to stay after at another $5

History of the Ukulele:
Where does it come from?
First Instrument called a Raga, its shape, fingerboard, and size.
Fred Kamaka and the ‘pinapple’ uke
How was it first used?
How to hold the ukulele.
How to strum the ukulele.
Tuning history for ukes and sizes
(Eb, D, C, Bb, A, G)
String notes in ‘C6’ tuning

A little theory: chords made up of notes and songs made up of chords
How to make a ‘C’ chord
How to make a ‘F’ chord
How to make a ‘G’chord

‘She’ll Be Comin Round The Mountain’
‘You Are My Sunshine’
‘My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean’
‘On Top Of Spaghetti’
‘Blowin’ In The Wind’

Please join us tomorrow if you can.

2:00 PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center
923 Hazel Point Road
Coyle, WA 98376

Bring your ukulele, or if you don’t have one yet, there will be one you can borrow.

Norm Johnson

We have so much to be THANKFUL for

We’re wishing ALL of you the warmest,
most pleasant Thanksgiving Day
with friends and family.


And remember to push away from the table
before everything’s gone/
Leftovers are another blessing!

Sound Waters on Whidbey — Reserve now for Feb 6 learning event

Hello Quilceners —

You won’t want to miss Sound Waters 2016 – a one-day university on Whidbey Island filled with more than 60 fun and informative classes and presentations about the natural world and the fragile environment of the Salish Sea, bringing together people passionate about life in Puget Sound.

When: Saturday, February 6th, 2016
Where: South Whidbey High School

There are many new classes and a very exciting keynote speaker, Brian Atwater – co-author of The Orphan Tsunami of 1700, Japanese Clues to a Parent Earthquake in North America. His keynote will include excerpts from the new 2015 edition and insights regarding coastal geology affecting our area.

See the Sound Waters website ( for a preview of the Keynote and Classes (over 40 new this year). Full website opens in mid December, and Registration in early January.

Please save the date and we look forward to seeing you!

The Sound Waters 2016 Team

Dec 7th – Save the Date – Traffic Safety Workshop 6PM!

Your voice is needed!! Please come enjoy refreshments courtesy of Count Me In for Quilcene and plan to participate in a work group.

Quilcene Complete Streets Project: First Community Design Workshop

The Quilcene Complete Streets project kicks off Monday, December 7, at 6:00 pm with the first of two community design workshops.


The intent of this project is to provide the Quilcene community with enhanced pedestrian crossings, sidewalks, and bicycle lanes along US Highway 101 (approx. from US Bank to the Community Center).

The project may also include streetscape improvements such as traffic signs and beacons, pedestrian scale lighting, and landscaping and pedestrian features to serve as visual cues to slow down drivers as they pass through the Quilcene Center.

An integral part of the project is the creation of a context-sensitive design. Accordingly, the design process includes two community design workshops that encourage active community participation and offer the opportunity for design visualization and consensus-building among residents, adjacent business owners, and WSDOT.

This project is funded by a grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Pedestrian and Bicycle program.

The goal of the program is, “to improve the transportation system to enhance safety and mobility for people who choose to bike or walk”.

The Community Design Workshop is scheduled for 6:00-9:00 pm on Monday, December 7, 2015 at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 US Highway 101, Quilcene.

For more information about the workshop or the project please contact Jefferson County Dept. of Public Works at (360)385-9160 or visit


Thank you for your participation!

iTunes 101 at JCL

> Jefferson County Library
> 620 Cedar Avenue, Port Hadlock
> Tuesday, November 24, 3:00 to 4:00 pm – Tech Tuesdays class: iTunes 101
> Each Tuesday the library presents a free technology class at 3:00 pm. The class is followed by drop-in assistance from 4-6 pm, a time when any technology questions can be asked. This class will cover both the desktop version and the mobile app iTunes. We’ll discuss how to purchase music using your Apple ID, how to import CDs to your computer’s iTunes library, and how to create customized playlists.
> Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November 27 – Library Closed Happy Thanksgiving!

Great links: Be prepared for winter weather and holiday travel


With the holidays and winter fast approaching, we want to remind drivers to be prepared for snow and ice before the first storm hits. Even mild winters can have sudden, severe storms so it’s always better to be plan ahead and “know before you go.”

We have several tools to help with winter conditions and to allow you to make safe travel choices:

We expect heavier than normal traffic starting Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday for the Thanksgiving weekend, as well as Friday and Sunday afternoon and evening, so leave extra, drive safely and keep warm.

For more information about winter driving and holiday traffic, visit our blog.

Protect yourself from the flu — and pneumonia as well . . . MONDAY

This coming Monday Nov. 23 there will be two opportunities to get your flu and pneumonia shots

Pancake Breakfast THIS SATURDAY MORNING to benefit Gifts of Hope

Cleone Telling and the Quilcene Presbyterian Church invite us all to breakfast on Saturday morning.

Come on down to the Church — Hwy 101 and Columbia — and enjoy a yummy breakfast while your donations support the Gifts of Hope program and local children.

Feed your family, visit with your friends and neighbors, and benefit our kids all at the same time.

Quilcene Presbyterian Church
8:00am to noon
Saturday Nov. 21
"Come as You Are"