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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 Hike
VIDEO
Fort Worden Hike
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

RV Camping at Fort Worden
VIDEO
RV Camping at Fort Worden
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 Beaches and Bunkers
VIDEO
Fort Worden Beaches and Bunkers
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
Get Here
VIDEO
Get Here
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

Fort Worden: A Historic Gathering Place
VIDEO
Fort Worden: A Historic Gathering Place
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.
Apr. 28
Park Rx - A Prescription for Health
Friends of Fort Worden State Park
12:00 noon - 2:00 pm

Washington State Parks has partnered with Park Rx America to help make Washingtonians healthy. Spending time in the natural environments is believed to increase physical activity and improve general health. The Friends is sponsoring Forest Bathing, lead by Ellen Falconer. Forest Bathing is a form of walking meditation, gently and sinfully connecting you to your natural environment.
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
Madrona MindBody Institute
7-7:45PM

Suggested Donation at the Door: $5 or $10 You are invited to watch Bill Evans and dancers participate in a repertory/performance workshop! In this informal showing, you will see: · Bill Evans’ solo THREE PRELUDES, to music by George Gershwin · Bill Evans and Don Halquist in a work in progress, SAINTY PASSION, to music by J.S. Bach · Ella Becker, Lauren Ehnebuske, Lisa Flores, Don Halquist, Heather Hamilton, Anna Hansen, Camille Hildebrant, Rae Kala, Hanna Lose-Frahn, Lily O’Shea and Shaon Yeh in a rehearsal of Bill Evans’ COLONY, to music by Inlakesh · Ward Serrill in a work in progress to poetry by T.S. Eliot For a complete biography and information on Bill Evan’s teaching and performance schedule and availability, visit: BILLEVANSDANCE.ORG
May. 4
Friends of Fort Worden State Park
9:30 am - noon

May 4th removal of Scotch Broom in Fort Worden State Park
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!
John L Worley Jr & Sébastien Lanson
May. 9
Rainshadow Recording
7:30pm

Jazz trumpet/flugelhorn/post-horn w/jazz guitar
May. 11 – May. 12
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-1 PM

Doug MacLeod
May. 19
Sundays in the Park Intertidal Walk
Friends of Fort Worden State Park
10:00 am - noon

Led by Wendy Feltham, the date was chosen to coincide with a -1.5 tide, which will expose intertidal life on the beach. The exploration begins at 10:00 am and lasts about 2 hours. The walk is free for members of FFW. Nonmembers are asked for a $5 donation. For more information or to register contact nhc@fwfriends.org.
Hiroya Tsukamoto
May. 24
Rainshadow Recording
7:30pm

International acclaimed guitarist and songwriter
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. 1 – Jun. 2 (Daily)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-4 PM

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.
Jun. 9
Madrona MindBody Institute
4:00-6:00 PM

Continuum is a direct experience inquiry into our unique movement expression and tissue orchestration. We use sound, breath and subtle movement to enliven the fluid intelligence of our body. The practice helps us to be responsive and adaptable in movement and thought; experiencing a greater flow of energy, increased tissue adaptability and generating multi-dimensional movement dynamics. What do we do? We will take some time to discuss our motif for the evening, followed by ample time (an hour-ish) for self-regulated movement exploration with music, and closing with a short and sweet sensation/experience naming circle. This time for slow inner somatic exploration is deeply nourishing for our tissues, our soul and the world. This practice is appropriate for all abilities and body types.
Centrum Free Masterclass: American String Quartet and Student Ensembles
Centrum Workshop Participant Piano Quintet Showcase Concert 1
Jun. 12
Wheeler Theater
7:30 p.m.

Following the huge success of our prior residencies with the Enso, Calder, Miro and Pacifica quartets since 2015, Centrum is looking forward to our 2019 Chamber Music Workshop with the American String Quartet. Two emerging pre-professional quartets and two accomplished pianists will be invited as participants for this unique and immersive experience. Audiences are encouraged to join us, meet the artists, and witness public master classes and student showcase recitals as an “up close and personal” glimpse into the training and preparation of concert-level performances.
Centrum Workshop Participant Piano Quintet Showcase Concert 2
Jun. 13
Wheeler Theater
7:30 p.m.

Following the huge success of our prior residencies with the Enso, Calder, Miro and Pacifica quartets since 2015, Centrum is looking forward to our 2019 Chamber Music Workshop with the American String Quartet. Two emerging pre-professional quartets and two accomplished pianists will be invited as participants for this unique and immersive experience. Audiences are encouraged to join us, meet the artists, and witness public master classes and student showcase recitals as an “up close and personal” glimpse into the training and preparation of concert-level performances.
Jun. 13 – Jun. 14 (Daily)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
9 AM-4 PM

Centrum American String Quartet with Lucinda Carver
Jun. 14
Wheeler Theater
7:30 p.m.

Program Shostakovich, Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp minor, Op. 108 Fauré, Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 15 Ravel, Quartet in F major The American String Quartet has spent decades honing the luxurious sound for which it is famous. The Quartet will celebrate its 45th anniversary in 2019, and, in its years of touring, has performed in all fifty states and has appeared in the most important concert halls worldwide. The group’s presentations of the complete quartets of Beethoven, Schubert, Schoenberg, Bartok, and Mozart have won widespread critical acclaim, and their MusicMasters Complete Mozart String Quartets, performed on a matched quartet set of instruments by Stradivarius, are widely considered to have set the standard for this repertoire. Formed when its original members were students at The Juilliard School, the American String Quartet’s career began with the group winning both the Coleman Competition and the Naumburg Award in the same year. Resident quartet at the
Jun. 15
Port Townsend School of the Arts
9 AM-5 PM

Jun. 15 – Jun. 16 (Daily)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-4 PM

Jun. 18
Madrona MindBody Institute
7:30-9:00 PM

This Shalom tour is a synthesis of sacred chanting in the languages of Sanskrit and Hebrew and uplifting songs in the style of world folk music. The music is a blend of East and West, meditative and ecstatic, ancient and contemporary. Everyone is welcome, and there will be a lot of audience participation and invitation for all to sing.
Jun. 19 – Jun. 21 (Daily)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
Jun. 24
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-4 PM

Jun. 25 – Jun. 28 (Daily)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-4 PM

Centrum Voice Works: Vintage Vocals
Jun. 26
Wheeler Theater
7:30 p.m.

Traditional: Pharis and Jason Romero Americana: Jefferson Hamer Eastern European: Eva Salina Primack Folk: Robert Sarazin Blake Soul: Dawn Pemberton Zen Bluegrass: Peter Rowan
Centrum Voice Works: Polka Dot Dance
Jun. 27
USO
8:00 p.m.

Wear your Polka Dots! Thursday, June 27, 8:00 PM USO Hall at Fort Worden Tickets $10 ($15 if you are not wearing polka dots) Sold at the door only Early Country: Bill and the Belles Cajun French: Drew Simon, Kelli Jones, and Friends and some honky tonk music for your dancing pleasure – … with a beer garden and a nice wooden dance floor.
Centrum Voice Works: Essential Traditions
Jun. 28
Wheeler Theater
7:30 p.m.

Bluegrass: Kathy Kallick Indie Folk: Emily Millard Irish: Brian O hAirt Early Jazz and Blues: Mara Kaye and Ernie Vega Reggae: Clinton Fearon
Centrum: Free Fridays at the Fort
Jun. 28
Commons Lawn
12:00 Noon

Centrum’s popular lunchtime concert and reading series takes place on the lawn of the Nora Porter Commons at Fort Worden State Park. Performances begin at 12pm and last until 1pm, and are free. In the rare event of inclement weather, alternative plans will be posted on the Centrum website.
Jun. 29
Port Townsend School of the Arts
12-3 PM

Jul. 6 – Jun. 6
Port Townsend School of the Arts
Noon-3 PM

Jul. 20 – Jun. 6
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-4 PM

More Activities
Enjoy the Point Wilson lighthouse and watch large ships sail by
Rent a bike, kayak or rowboat
Enroll in a program or attend an event (see below)
Moor your boat at our facilities
Learn about Hope, the Orca stranded on the North Olympic Peninsula
Walk out over the water on our wharf and dock
Take a whale watching or sunset cruise
Explore marine and natural history exhibits
Search the sky for bald eagles and other native birds
Watch the sunrise or the sunset on the beach
Play croquet, ultimate Frisbee or soccer on the parade grounds
Fly a kite in the parade grounds
Beachcomb on two miles of shoreline
Visit the Coast Artillery Museum and learn about the Triangle of Fire
Sing around a fire circle in the evening
Explore dark tunnels in old gun batteries