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Jan. 1
Friends of Fort Worden State Park
1:00 - 3:00

The Friends will lead the First Day Hike on New Year’s Day 2019. The Friends will provide guides, snacks, drinks, and maps. Participants will meet in the USO parking lot at 1:00PM. We will be offering two walks: a) Vista Points (self-guided hike); b) Best of Fort Worden (along paved roads) will be guided with docents along the way to answer questions.
Jan. 8 – Feb. 5 (Tuesdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
6-8 PM

Jan. 8 – Feb. 12 (Tuesdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-1 PM

Fort Worden Beaches and Bunkers
VIDEO
Fort Worden Beaches and Bunkers
Jan. 10 – Feb. 7 (Thursdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-12 PM

Jan. 12 – Jan. 13
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-4 PM

Jan. 13
Fort Worden Chapel
3PM

Lecture: Big Oceans, Small Sensors, Large Knowledge Professor Jan Newton, Ph.D Senior Principal Oceanographer, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington Admission: $5 (students, teachers FREE) Jan Newton has for many years been observing Puget Sound and coastal Washington. She is a passionate advocate for preserving and restoring this rich ecosystem, through both State and Federal programs. Hands-on, she has harnessed a raft of new technologies to make crucial observations, sustained over many years. These are needed to understand how our ’home’ ocean is changing, and how its health can be restored. She is a biological oceanographer with the Applied Physics Laboratory of University of Washington, currently studying ocean acidification in this region, and its connections to global climate change. Jan serves as co-director of the recently established Washington Ocean Acidification Center, which operates from the College of the Environment, and is also Exe
Matt Miner Presents: Buddy Mondlock
Jan. 19
Matt Miner Presents: Buddy Mondlock
Rainshadow Recording
7:30pm

Renowned singer-songwriter to perform at Rainshadow Recording
Jan. 19 – Jan. 20
Port Townsend School of the Arts
Noon- 4 PM

Fort Worden Hike
VIDEO
Fort Worden Hike
Jan. 21
Port Townsend Marine Science Center
Jan. 21
Friends of Fort Worden State Park
9:30 am - noon

Trail Team Work Party on Fort Worden beach on MLK Day. Meet at the center (waterside) restroom area at 9:30. We are working again with the Washington Native Plant Society and Port Townsend Marine Science Center to remove invasive dune grass. For more information contact Jan at janorth@olympus.net
Jan. 24
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-4 PM

Jan. 25
Port Townsend School of the Arts
6-9 PM

Jan. 26
Port Townsend School of the Arts
6-8 PM

Fort Worden: A Historic Gathering Place
VIDEO
Fort Worden: A Historic Gathering Place
Jan. 26 – May. 25 (Saturdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
Jan. 27
Friends of Fort Worden State Park
1:00 - 3:00

The first walk in the 2019 “Sundays in the Park” series of natural history walks will be a bird walk on January 27 led by naturalists and wildlife advocates Lorna and Darrell Smith.
 
Partners in both work and life, Lorna and Darrell have been Lead Naturalists for the Jefferson Land Trust’s Northwest Naturalist training course for the past six years. Prior to that, they spent four years in Costa Rica, where they worked on endangered species issues and operated a birding and natural history tour business.
 
Lorna Smith is currently Executive Director of Western Wildlife Outreach. A fifth-generation Washingtonian, she grew up exploring the shores of Puget Sound and the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. Darrell Smith hails from a family of pioneer ranchers, loggers, and miners in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology and did graduate work in Fisheries and Wildlife at the University of Washington.

Darrell and Lorna have wo
Feb. 2 – Feb. 3
Port Townsend School of the Arts
9:30-4 PM

Feb. 6 – Mar. 13 (Wednesdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-NOON

Small Potatoes
Feb. 7
Rainshadow Recording
7:30pm

Chicago-based duo bring their original & eclectic blend of music
RV Camping at Fort Worden
VIDEO
RV Camping at Fort Worden
Feb. 10
Fort Worden Chapel
3PM

Lecture: Seabirds and Marine Mammals of the Protection Island Aquatic Reserve Bob Boekelheide, Ph.D Admission: $5 (students, teachers FREE) Bob Boekelheide’s lifelong interest has been in the ecology of marine vertebrates, particularly birds and mammals. Bob has a M.S. in Ecology from UC Davis and participated in several marine research projects to the Arctic, Antarctic, across the Pacific, and in California, including seven years as biologist on the Farallon Islands. While in California, he coauthored a book and several papers about the marine ecology of nesting seabirds and marine mammals. A certificated teacher, Bob taught science and math in WA public schools for 13 years. He is the former director of the Dungeness River Audubon Center, a community nature center in Sequim, WA. As Bird Count chair for Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, he has compiled the annual Sequim-Dungeness Christmas Bird Count and the Clallam County International Migratory Bird Count for over 20
Feb. 16 – Feb. 17
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-4 PM

Feb. 21 – Feb. 22
Port Townsend School of the Arts
1-4 PM

Feb. 26 – Mar. 26 (Tuesdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
1-4 PM

Get Here
VIDEO
Get Here
Scott Cossu w/Holly Reeves
Mar. 2
Rainshadow Recording
7:30pm

Windham Hill Alum, Scott Cossu (piano), with Holly Reeves (cello)
Mar. 2 – Mar. 3
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-4 PM

Mar. 7 – Mar. 8
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-3 PM

Mar. 7 – Mar. 21 (Thursdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-1 PM

Mar. 9 – Mar. 10
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-4 PM

The Talbott Brothers
Mar. 10
Rainshadow Recording
7:30pm

Alternative Americana
Mar. 11 – Apr. 8 (Mondays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
6-8 PM

Mar. 12 – Apr. 9 (Tuesdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-NOON

Mar. 13 (Tuesdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
6-8 PM

Mar. 13 (Wednesdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-1 PM

Mar. 13 (Mondays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
5-7 PM

Mar. 13 – Apr. 13
Port Townsend School of the Arts
9 AM-4 PM

Mar. 13 – Apr. 28
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-4 PM

Joe Jencks
Mar. 14
Rainshadow Recording
7:30pm

International touring musician, award-winning songwriter, and folk singer
Mar. 15 – Feb. 16
Madrona MindBody Institute, 310 Fort Worden Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Mar. 20 – Apr. 17 (Wednesdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-NOON

Mar. 21
Port Townsend School of the Arts
Sway Wild, feat. Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw
Mar. 23
Rainshadow Recording
7:30pm

The New Project From Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw
Mar. 23
Friends of Fort Worden State Park
9:30 am - noon

Trail Team Work Party to finish removing Scotch Broom in Chinese Gardens area. Volunteers meet at the North Beach County Park at 9:30 am. For more information contact Jan at janorth@olympus.net
Mar. 23 – Mar. 24
Port Townsend School of the Arts
9:30 AM-4:30 PM

Mar. 29 – Mar. 31
Port Townsend School of the Arts
9 AM-4 PM

Stephanie Schneiderman
Mar. 30
Rainshadow Recording
7:30pm

Ambient/trip hop to acoustic folk
Apr. 1 – Apr. 29 (Mondays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Apr. 2 – Apr. 30 (Tuesdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
6-8 PM

Apr. 5 – Jun. 28 (Fridays)
Madrona MindBody Institute
6-7:00PM

A group meditation, energy healing and singing bowl concert all in one. Relax, unwind, rebalance in a grounded and peaceful atmosphere, as Deborah Wood plays crystal and Tibetan bowls as well as conducting universal energy. Listen & feel as your body and mind let go into deep relaxation.
Apr. 6 – Apr. 7
Port Townsend School of the Arts
9 AM-4 PM

Apr. 6 – Apr. 7
Port Townsend School of the Arts
Noon-4 PM

Apr. 11 – Apr. 12
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-4:30 PM

Apr. 12
Friends of Fort Worden State Park
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Featured speaker, David B. Williams will talk about the Puget Sound: A Maritime Highway
Apr. 18
Port Townsend School of the Arts
12:30-4:30 PM

Claude Bourbon
Apr. 18
Rainshadow Recording
7:30pm

"Medieval Spanish Blues"
Joanne Rand
Apr. 23
Rainshadow Recording
7:30pm

"Psychedelic Folk Revival"
Peter Case
Apr. 24
Rainshadow Recording
7:30pm

Former Plimsouls frontman; Americana, Blues
Apr. 24 – Apr. 25
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-4 PM

Colin Gilmore w/Shawnee Kilgore
Apr. 27
Rainshadow Recording
7:30pm

"BEST AMERICANA/SINGER-SONGWRITER ALBUM OF 2013" - Mike Ragogna, Huffington Post
Apr. 27
Port Townsend School of the Arts
11 AM-3 PM

Apr. 27 – Apr. 28
Madrona MindBody Institute
12-4:00PM

This two day workshop is designed to bring form and formless together to play and practice the art of meeting and joining each other. Structured and organic play support our exploration of the bridges between our different movement practices and the worlds they create.
May. 1
Port Townsend School of the Arts
9 AM-4 PM

May. 2 – May. 3
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-4 PM

Gurf Morlix
May. 3
Rainshadow Recording
7:30pm

Legendary guitarist/producer/singer-songwriter returns.
May. 4
Madrona MindBody Institute
2-4:30PM

Concerned about bone loss? Or have you already been diagnosed with osteoporosis? This workshop will help you optimize your "Inner Armor" learning tools and gaining information on exercise, nutrition, body mechanics and more.
May. 4 – May. 5
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-4 PM

May. 6
Madrona MindBody Institute
5:30-6:30PM

Yoga Classes that Benefit our Community!
May. 7 – Jun. 4 (Tuesdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-Noon

John L Worley Jr & Sébastien Lanson
May. 9
Rainshadow Recording
7:30pm

Jazz trumpet/flugelhorn/post-horn w/jazz guitar
May. 9 – May. 23 (Thursdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-1 PM

May. 11 – May. 12
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-1 PM

Doug MacLeod
Hiroya Tsukamoto
May. 24
Rainshadow Recording
7:30pm

International acclaimed guitarist and songwriter
May. 29 – May. 30
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-4 PM

May. 30 – Jun. 2
Madrona MindBody Institute
Times vary

The practice of iRest® helps calm the nervous system, integrate difficult emotions and thoughts, and helps find authentic responses to life’s challenges.
Jun. 3
Madrona MindBody Institute
5:30-6:30PM

Port Townsend area yoga teachers are teaming up with local nonprofits for FEEL GOOD. DO GOOD. Yoga benefits YOU, and these monthly by donation yoga classes benefit great causes in our COMMUNITY! Breathe. Stretch. Feel good. Do good. Donate what you can.
More Activities
Walk out over the water on our wharf and dock
Fly a kite in the parade grounds
Search the sky for bald eagles and other native birds
Rent a bike, kayak or rowboat
Sing around a fire circle in the evening
Watch the sunrise or the sunset on the beach
Explore dark tunnels in old gun batteries
Moor your boat at our facilities
Beachcomb on two miles of shoreline
Learn about Hope, the Orca stranded on the North Olympic Peninsula
Take a whale watching or sunset cruise
Enroll in a program or attend an event (see below)
Enjoy the Point Wilson lighthouse and watch large ships sail by
Play croquet, ultimate Frisbee or soccer on the parade grounds
Visit the Coast Artillery Museum and learn about the Triangle of Fire
Explore marine and natural history exhibits