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                            FEBRUARY EVENTS

Feb. 15-17Red Wine and Chocolate: Olympic Peninsula Wine Tour. "Nothing is more delicious than a good red wine and the right chocolate shared amid the beauty of the North Olympic Peninsula," says Association President Vicki Corson.

Feb. 22-23, Annual Shipwrights' Regatta. Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation regattas are more than just races. They are a celebration of traditional seamanship and maritime heritage. For more information, contact Ace Spragg at 360-385-3628, x103.

Feb. 25, Doc's Marina Grill Winemaker's Dinner will feature Forgeron Cellars from Walla Walla. $65 per person, call to make a reservation: (360) 344-3627

Live Music & Entertainment
Owl Sprit: Steve Grandinetti - Feb 13
Sirens Pub: Karaoke with Louie and Selena - Feb 13
Hwy. 20 Roadhouse: Valentines Sweetheart Dinner Show - Feb 14
Uptown Pub: Barnswallow - Feb 14
Sirens Pub: Blue Holiday Band - Feb 14
Uptown Pub: Happy Valentine's Day with Dave Sheehan - Feb 14
Ukuleles Unite! Learn to Play - Feb 15
Zydeco - Live Music & Dance - Feb 15
Concerts in the Woods: Tania Opland and Mike Freeman - Feb 15
Pourhouse: Lowire - Feb 15
Sirens Pub: John Sutherland - Feb 15
The Cellar Door: Lonely Hearts Dance Party - Feb 15
Alchemy: Trevor Hanson - Feb 17
The Cellar Door: Robin Bessier Quartet - Feb 18
PT Songlines Choir Spring Season Open - Feb 18
Wed Night Trivia, Bingo, Open Mics - Feb 18

Theatre & Performing Arts
Valentine's Dinner Theatre at Alchemy: "The Diaries of Adam and Eve" by Mark Twain - Feb 16

Arts & Crafts
Gallery Shows - Feb

Readings & Lectures
ter Wanderlust: 1200 Miles On the Mekong River - Feb 14
Borrowing from the Craft of Fiction to Tell the Truth - Feb 15
Jefferson County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting - Feb 15
Clemente Eclectic Lectures: Robert Horton - A Feast on Film: How Food Becomes Art in the Movies - Feb 16
Jefferson County Energy Lunch Program: Ecologic & Economic Opportunites in Local Waster & Biomass - Feb 18
Wooden Boat Wednesday: Jan Ferris Koltun - The Master: Love, Latitiude, Longitude, and Laughter - Feb 19

Community Events
Valentine's Day Dinner - Feb 14-16
AAUW Meeting - Feb 15
Red Wine & Chocolate Wine Tour - Feb 15-17
Valentine's Day Tea - Feb 15
Finnriver Cidery Open - Daily

Recreation & Sports
2nd Annual PT Dodgeballers Tournament Fundraiser - Feb 16
Ongoing Events - Weekly
Basic Women's Mountain Bike Ride - Feb 17

Dance & Movement
One Billion Rising Dance Event - Feb 14
Valentine's Fusion Ball - Feb 14
Yoga From The Heart: Benefit for JCCF Fund For Women And Girls - Feb 15
Sweetheart Ball - Feb 15

Classes & Workshops
Youth, Yoga and More - Daily

Film & Movies
Fresh & Free Moveable Feast Film Series: Dive: Living Off America's Waste - Feb 13
Movies In Town
                   Rose Theatre

Victorian Festival 2014   March 21-23

The 2014 Victorian Heritage Festival takes place March 21st through 23th, 2014. When thinking of Port Townsend’s early days images of shipping and lumber, rough streets and genteel houses spring to mind, but the U.S. Army established Fort Townsend in 1856. The 18th Victorian Festival looks at how the military shaped culture during those volatile decades of expansion, civil war, and economic tumult.

Kick off Friday night with our Victorian Pub Crawl - featuring saloons, "shanghai tunnels," and fine vintage cocktails through a staggering selection of Port Townsends (in)famous watering holes.

Saturday looks back to Port Townsend's military roots at Fort Townsend and Fort Worden. Watch cavalry drills and demonstrations along side old favorites like the fashion show, steam boat rides, prize fighters and Victorian teas. Sunday we look forward to offering a series of building tours.

The Victorian Heritage Festival is organizedby Olympic Peninsula Steam with support from Victorian Society: Northwest and celebrates Port Townsend's unique role as an exquisitely preserved historical seaport surviving and thriving as a modern city.

Join us March 21-23, 2014 for a celebration of the old that is new again - bringing together scholars, enthusiasts and curiosity-seekers from across the Pacific Northwest.


Building Tour
Victorian Ball
Fashion Show



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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