• Fall Farmers Market Continues

    Celebrate the season and taste the region at the Olympic Peninsula Apple and Cider Festival, October 13-15. Hosted by East Jefferson County cider makers, this three-day event...

  • The Book Club Play at Key City Public Theatre

    Comedy returns to the KCPT main stage with October’s production of The Book Club Play! The intimate relationships of a long stable book club are strained when...

kinetic5Choose your favorite Kartoon Kharacter and join us for our 31st annual kinetic sculpture race on October 5th and 6th.

The GREAT Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Sculpture Race was created in 1983. A Kinetic Skulpture is a human powered, artistically enhanced vehicle that must go through sand (Kwick Sand), mud,(The Dismal Bog), float on water, and transverse hilly, silly neighborhoods.

Some skulptures are engineering marvels while most are… a mixture of bicycle parts, styrofoam, duct tape, imagination and prayers. Awards are given to each racer whether they want it or not, but the most highly prized award is the Mediocrity Award; the skulpture that finishes in the middle of the pack. Bribes help. Kinetic racers and the glorious spectators must be kapable of having fun without taking the event too seriously.

Saturday’s festivities start at Low Noon begining with a parade downtown followed by a break & floatation test. Later that evening starting at 8:00pm there’s a Koronation Ball where the new Rose Hips Kween will be chosen, an unbelievable event. Live music will be played by a live band.  (We tried the zombie bands… didn’t quite work!)

Sunday, the race begins at Low Noon in front of city hall and ends around 5 pm with an awards ceremony.Kinetic Kops will issue citations, kontrolling khaos and konfusion at the event. Bribes will be kollected for the Kinetic Konsortium and the very in-famous Judges.

Romantic comedy, historical drama, documentary, stories of valor… Calling all film lovers! Your pass for the 2013 PT Film Festival has never been more valuable because the Festival has expanded to 6 indoor venues.  Of particular buzz is the elegant Silverwater Theatre, Port Townsend’s newest movie theatre. This premier venue sits atop the Silverwater Café with a gorgeous new screen and furniture to match.  Be the first audience at 9am on Friday morning.  With only 45 elegant seats, this promises to be a favorite, so get there early.

Passes are available online here: http://www.ptfilmfest.com/Festival/Passes.html or stop by the Hospitality Center at The Cotton Building (607 Water Street) which opens on Thursday morning 9/19/13 at 11am.  Afterward,  you can wander over next door to the Pope Marine Park Building and visit AREA 51, the “out of this world” organic cocktail bar.  Read the program, sip coconut water or one of our signature cocktails and meet otherfilm lovers planning their 3 day film fest.  This oasis of beverage and festivities will be open Thursday until 7pm, Fri- Sun noon until close.  Check the print program for details or visit our program on line at http://www.ptfilmfest.com/Festival/Program.html

Another new theatre opens at 9am Friday- the Broughton Theatre at Key City Public Theatre, 419 Washington St.  Returning again this year is the Peter Simpson Free Cinema in the American Legion Hall, 209 Monroe St.- new entrance on Washington, thru the lobby.  This theatre opens at 9:15am, as does the Rosebud Cinema.  The Rose Theatre opens at 9:30am.

4pm opening ceremonies at Haller Fountain hosted by Joey Pipia welcomes back The Rakers and Hooray- a whole parade of Marilyn Monroes!  The Lawn Chair Rhythm Planet Drill Team and Drum Core open our celebration of filmmakers who will illuminate the  weekend with insights and stories on the set.  With 92 films at nearly 70 screenings, you are going to have a great time deciding what to see next.

Farm Tour PosterCome and participate in the 2013 Jefferson County Farm Tour! Each year the Farm Tour draws thousands of visitors eager to experience a working farm and connect with local farmers. With 24 Jefferson County farms participating in the tour you’ll meet many of the people that are part of our county’s thriving food system.

The farms on this free, self-guided tour span many production systems, including dairy, meat, fiber, fruit, vegetable and shellfish. Jefferson County Farms are located in and around Port Townsend, Marrowstone Island, Discovery Bay, Chimacum, Port Ludlow, and Quilcene.

  • Saturday, September 14, only the fiber farms will be open to host spinning, weaving, roving and plant dye demonstrations. In addition, local fiber artists will have many goods for sale! After the fiber tour, drop by the Chimacum Corner Farmstand for the Pig Roast from 4-9pm, with local dishes prepared by Chef Dan Ratigan, live music, and a beer/wine/cider tent. Tickets for the Roast are $15 per plate.
  • Sunday, September 15, all 24 commercial farms will open their gates and offer tours. You’ll see livestock; cheese making and other demonstrations; take part in apple tastings; learn about shellfish farming; listen to live music, entertainment and so much more. Many farms will host food vendors serving locally inspired dishes, and there will be lots of farm activities for the whole family!
  • The Port Townsend Food Coop, Chimacum Corner Farmstand, and the Quilcene Village Store will serve as information hubs for the Farm Tour. Be sure to drop by any of the three hubs to pick up the Farm Tour Guide, maps of participating farms, and find carpool companions.

Make the rounds of the Farm Tour by bicycle as part of the Edible Pedal, a co-sponsored event with Edible Seattle where cyclists can ride from farm to farm, all skill levels welcome! For more details about the Pedal and the Pig Roast please visit edibleseattle.com
For more information on the 11th Annual Jefferson County Farm Tour please visit jefferson.wsu.edu