Events on the Olympic Peninsula

There's so much to do on the Olympic Peninsula.

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Spring Break at Lake Quinault Lodge
April 1, 2014 - June 27, 2014

Spring is near! Road trip this spring break to Lake Quinault Lodge and let the adventure of the Quinault Rainforest and the fun of the lodge be your getaway.

Bring the kids! With a top notch Rainforest Coach Tour, heated indoor pool and sauna, kids game room and hiking trails starting right at the lodge taking you through lush green canopy, this is a perfect spring break getaway!

We are only 3 hours from Seattle, 3.5 hours from Portland, 3.75 hours from Victoria, B.C.

Looking for trip ideas? Check out our sample multi-day itinerary for fun trip-planning ideas.

Introduction to Birds & Birding
April 1, 2014

Introduction to Birds & Birding
April 1 @ 7:00 pm - May 6 @ 7:00 pm | $50 for River Center partners; $70 for non-partners
Description: This six-week class, taught by Dave Jackson, is designed for beginning birders, new residents who wish to learn and recognize our local birds, and anyone wanting to better understand birds. Classes include bird identification, feeders, houses, field guides, and optics. Two field trips. Limit: 16 people.
Meeting place and times: Dungeness River Audubon Center, Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 pm.
Pre-registration: Please pre-register with the River Center.

Weekly FREE Bird Walk
April 2, 2014

Date: Every Wed. morning; Time: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Meet at the River Center for a lovely walk to see and hear the birds of the Dungeness riparian forest. Information from walks helps us understand the annual cycle of birds in Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim.

11th Annual Olympic BirdFest
April 4, 2014 - April 6, 2014

The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society will conduct its 11th annual Olympic BirdFest on April 4th through April 6th 2014. This festival provides participants the opportunity to view a wide variety of birds normally seen on the Olympic Peninsula. Field trips are planned for Sequim Bay, Port Angeles Harbor, Ediz Hook, Dungeness Spit, the Elwha River, Salt Creek and at Neah Bay as well as trips through wooded areas to view songbirds and see owls in the evening. Boat trips to Protection Island are also planned. The North Olympic Peninsula is widely known as a great place for birdwatching.

San Juan Island Cruise
April 6, 2014 - April 8, 2014

Naturalist-led, Bird watching, Island Cruising, Wildlife viewing and Park Visit.
Cost $600 per person (double occupancy) / $675 per person (single occupancy).
Accommodations in spacious waterfront condos with kitchen and living room.
Limited number of hotel rooms available for the physically challenged.
3 days/2 nights round-trip cruise from John Wayne Marina,
Sequim, WA, aboard the M/V Glacier Spirit.
Small-ship cruising through the spectacular San Juan
Archipelago and Deception Pass.
Audubon naturalist provides in-depth information

Concert in the Woods- Dana Cooper
April 11, 2014
Out of the heartland of America, “powerhouse” troubadour Dana Cooper dedicated himself to a life of music over 40 years ago. This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding presence.  Cooper’s mixture of flat-picking, finger-picking and percussive strumming style is legend among other guitarists. An expressive singer his voice is ageless evoking a rich lifetime of experience.
Basics of Backyard Seed Saving Class
April 13, 2014

Basics of Backyard Seed Saving (PART A)
Seed saving starts in the spring! Two generations ago gardeners saved and swapped all of their own seed. Turns out, crops do better when they evolve to your backyard through saving your own seed. In this class, participants will learn the crops that are easy to save from, fundamentals of breeding and selection, isolation for trickier seeds, simple genetics, cleaning and storage techniques, and planning your garden for seed saving. In the fall we will offer PART B where students will winnow, clean, sort and package their own seed!

Sequim Student Film Festival
April 18, 2014

The 9th annual 2014 Sequim Education Foundation Student Film Festival starts at 7PM on Friday, April 18th at Sequim High School Auditorium, 601 N.Sequim Ave, Sequim,WA. This is great family entertainment - Fun for all ages!  A $5.00 donation gets both adults and students into the Film Festival competition.  Money raised goes toward the $6,750 in scholarship funds earned by the filmmakers.


Spring Tonics and Northwest Wild Medicines Workshop
April 19, 2014

Class begins with a walk through the meadows, forests and beach learning about the edible, medicinal and utilitarian uses of plants that grow wild in our bioregion. Participants will learn how to safely identify and ethically harvest wild plants and about their ethnobotanical uses; from food to basketry. The class culminates in a cozy cabin learning different medicine making techniques with some of the plants harvested. Students will bring home a tincture, salve and knowledge.

April 19th :: Port Townsend, Washington :: Ages-Adult :: Instructor Nicole Larson :: $75 + $10 material fee

Concert in the Woods- Hesperiana Quartet
April 19, 2014

Hesperiana Quartet is a Bainbridge Island-based string quartet composed of two violins, viola and cello.   Its members are professional musicians and current (or former) strings teachers with active studios. 

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