Join us for an evening of dancing to the tunes of the Midnight Train Blues Band, sponsored by KPTZ friend and supporter, Chicago Bob Longmire. Bring your date - or just yourself - and enjoy dancing on Saturday evening, May 11 from 7 to 10pm for the KPTZ Prom at the Palindrome (located off Jacob Miller Road). Tickets are $15, with all proceeds going to KPTZ.
Spring is rapidly pushing us out of April toward May. And Phil Andrus is back from vacation to bring us a Tossed Salad to help us move forward:
1:00 - Northwind Arts: Beth Wood/Ara Lee
1:45 - Nhatt Nichols
2:00 - Bob Bindschadler, NASA
2:30 - Brian Douglas, guitar
3:15 - Tigran Arakeylan, Port Townsend Community Orchestra, with Shaya Lyon, founder and director of Live Music Project
3:45 - Nightingale
4:30 - Catherine McNabb, reading …
(First airdate: April 24, 2019) It's time to start looking for troublesome weeds - with the guidance of Yoost Besjin, coordinator of the Noxious Weed Board of Jefferson County.
(First airdate: April 23, 2019) PETE SEXTON: PEDAL POWER FOR PORT TOWNSEND. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Pete Sexton, the owner of bike shop The Broken Spoke. Pete says Port Townsend is an ideal biking town - it’s small, compact and has many hills. Even the aging demographic works for a bike shop - the popularity of “e-bikes” (electric bikes) is soaring. Today’s e-bikes are half the weight of their predecessors and the battery lasts significantly longer. The Water Street shop sells, rents and even repairs bikes. And, by the way, the mechanics there can also repair walkers, wheelchairs and even golf carts. Pete notes that the shop definitely caters to the youth market. It sells Trek bikes - aerodynamic road bikes, from carbon race machines to refined aluminum models. You’ll see them flying like the wind around Jefferson County.
We visit with film director, writer, expatriate, and food fan Robin Willis. He’ll tell us about a wonderful 17-stool eatery just off the famous La Ramblia Boulevard in Barcelona, called Bar Pinotxo. It has a colorful history that spans three generations, and he has written a joyful and poignant book in celebration of its history, its stories and its recipes. In March, he brought part of the Bar Pinotxo menu to Port Townsend for an event called “Cenar con Pinotxo,” or a “Spanish Train Wreck” as he fondly calls it. We also visit hardy merchants and a few kids (goats, that is) at the opening day of Port Townsend’s Farmers Market.
The Sage Match is more than two-thirds complete! And now, time for a Big Ask to anyone who hasn't yet donated to Help Build a New Home for KPTZ. Your welcome contributions will be tripled in advance of our May 10 goal! Simply Donate Online or mail your check to KPTZ, P O Box 2091, Port Townsend 98368. Or, call us at 360-379-6886 to donate or ask questions about Our Plans to move to Building 305 at Fort Worden.
Big Thanks to all who've already stepped up!