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                            May/June Events
May 12-17, 79th Annual Rhododendron Festival, click the link for the schedule.



June 12, The Taste of Port Townsend

June 23, Port Townsend Summer Solstice Pub Crawl
 We've heard the Fireworks are back! 

Live Music & Entertainment
Ukulele Happy Hour and Open Mike in Quilcene - May 15
The Cellar Door: Cradle Cap, Leftover Pie & Mood Ring - May 15
Sirens Pub: Karaoke with Louie and Selena - May 15
PT Brewing: Chuck Easton Jazz - May 16
Uptown Pub: Pies on the Run - May 16
Sirens Pub: DJ Dance Night! - May 16
The Cellar Door: Dirty Beat Duo - May 16
Uptown Pub: The Toolshed Trio - May 16
Pourhouse: The Better Half - May 17
Choral Arts presents "Always Singing: Folksongs from Around the World" - May 17
Concerts in the Woods: The Village Idiots - May 17
The Cellar Door: Toolshed Trio w/ George Rezendez - May 17
Uptown Pub: Lowire - May 17
PT Brewing: Susy Sun - May 18
Alchemy: Trevor Hanson - May 19
Ajax Café: Key City Jazz Trio - May 20
The Cellar Door: Blue Crows - May 20
PT Brewing: BBR - May 20
The Cellar Door: Live Latin Fusion Funk/Jazz with Tanga - May 20
Open Mics, Trivia and More! - Next Week

Theatre & Performing Arts
PTHS Theatre: Wanda's World - The Musical - May 16-17

Arts & Crafts
Gallery Shows - Daily

Readings & Lectures
Admiralty Audubon Society Program - Corvids in Spring - May 15
Jefferson County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting - May 17
The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse: A Celebration in Translation and Song - May 18
Clemente Eclectic Lectures: Jonathan White - Tides: The Ocean's Dance with the Moon - May 18

Community Events
Annual Rhododendron Festival - Rhody Fest 2014 - May 12-17
Wine Tasting - May 16
Running of the Balls - May 17
Haller Fountain Flower Bed Weeding - May 18
Port Townsend Farmers Saturday Market - Weekly
Sundays at Finnriver: Pizza, Cider & Music - Weekly

Dance & Movement
Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social - May 17

Classes & Workshops
Youth, Yoga, Pilates and More - Daily

Recreation & Sports
Admiralty Audubon Society Birding Field Trip: Spring Migration at Fort Flagler - May 17
Annual Rhody Run - May 18
Ongoing Programs - Daily

Film & Movies
Movies In Town
                   Rose Theatre

Port Townsend Film Festival

Here's what Guests are saying about The Commander's Beach House:

Dear Gail and Jim,
What a privledge and a blessing to stay in such a wonderful spot!!
Thank-you for the gift of the upgrade to the Lighthouse Suite.
We so enjoyed it! Good food at the Banana Leaf, love, laughter,
& a good night sleep, a delightful walk on the beach in the early
morning with sunrise photos begging to be taken & then a delicious
 breakfast....your attention to detail is wonderful!! Blessings on you,
 full and overflowing.
          Lynn & Paul Hamilton
           Courtney, B.C.

Sept 13th
Our first visit to your wonderful homein this magical setting. Thank-you so much for the warm
welcome and generous hospitality.
Wendy & Rebecca
Cambridge, England

                     Wooden Boat Festival

September 8th -11th
What an amazing festival! The boats, the workshops, the weather could not have been better!!!
Dancing till midnight to the great bands was such a treat. And the food... Lopez Isl. Creamery ice
cream, fish tacos, paella, great curries and wonderful salmon. Yum!! The hospitality at the Commander's
 Beach House is always the best and what a great spot to watch the sail by from. We will be back...again
and again....
Bob & Inez
Pullman, WA

Gail & Jim---What a lovely three days we had here with a setting to die for, wonderful
breakfasts, and gracious hosts. Thanks for a first time visit that I hope won't be the last!.
We loved our little dinner on your lawn and of course, sitting at near midnight in the chairs
 on a warm clear August night, viewing a golden moon shining on the water, and looking at
tars with the sound of waves lapping the shore. It doesn't get better than that!
Cindy and Jeff Uecker
Hillsboro, OR

Haiku For Gail & Jim
Lovely blue sky day,
Water lapping at the shore_
Home away from home.
(many thanks, again to both of you)
Dot G. Lacey, WA

June 10-12, 2011
It's been said before, "A lovely piece of paradise". Salt air, seagull cries,
awesome hummingbirds, peaceful waterviews, comforting tolling buoy bell!!!.
 Delicious food, cozy room, Fun ...Fun...Fun!!!
Dan & Mari Brown
Bonney Lake, WA.

May 29th
Paradise on the beach

This is a fantastic location for anyone who enjoys strolling on the miles of beach
that adjoin this property just minutes away from downtown Port Townsend. The
 host and hostess are enthusiastic about making one's stay comfortable whether it be
relaxing on the waterfront lawn chairs or settling in to their B and B. There are lots of
 interesting things to do nearby, visiting the Maritime Centre, learning the historical
 aspects of the former Quarantine Station, or just watching the action in the boatyard.
 One starts the day with a great breakfast in the Commander's House and ends it with a
 super meal at the nearby restaurant on the waterfront, just a three minute walk. Highly
recommend this B and B!!!!!!!!!!!
Bob George

April 13
Thank-you so much for the marvelous escape from the real is a symphony
for the soul, and we shall return.The food, room, atmosphere are wonderful and that
big gorgeous dog stole my heart....too!
Many Thanks,
John and Muriel Logan

April 3 & 4
Gail, Jim $ Captain Cutter
Thank-you for making our time here in Port Townsend So Memorable. Gail- you are
 just so lovely and your breakfast was absolutely delicious! Jim- You definitely kept
 me laughing the entire stay!! Captain Cutter- you stole my heart! Thank-you everyone.
Love, Jesse & Lien

Truly a room with a view, the Lighthouse Suite
The Commander's Beach House: Window in my suite
Beautiful and restful. A great place for a beach walk. Thank-you. Jan Miller 

-Heron Haiku- 
Heron on a rock
Scanning the water at dusk
Preparing dinner 

SNOW in Port Townsend!! But some sun, some rain, wind, calm...a bit of everything for a perfectly wonderful
 visit in the Island View Room. We had everything we could have wanted and then some! We loved our stay here. Thanks for great hospitality and good suggestions for places to eat and things to see. We hope to return again.
Bob and Martha from Boise

My First Blog - Thu Feb 24

It has been snowing like crazy the last two days! We're "swing in" in the snow NOW!



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