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KPTZ Loves Holiday Hi-Jinx

Paul Rogers presents Holiday Hi-Jinx

We all know it’s cold outside, yet some of us don’t have a roof over our heads and depend on shelters for a safe night's sleep and a meal. Locally those in need can go to the Jefferson County Winter Shelter. To benefit the shelter, for the 5th year, local musician and friend of KPTZ, maestro Paul Rogers is presenting this year's Holiday Hi-Jinx Concerts for two shows ~ on Saturday and Sunday, December 21st and 22nd. The fun begins at 6pm Saturday at Finnriver in Chimacum, and 4pm Sunday at Port Townsend's American Legion building on Water Street.

KPTZ is media partner for these two upcoming benefit performances. The hilarious Holiday Hi-Jinx show has become a Port Townsend tradition, featuring Paul's original tunes and a cast of top notch local talent. This year it includes Kurt Festinger, Tom Svornich, Dirk Anderson, and John Maxwell, with Carla Main singing solo at the Sunday event. And Rogers is importing SF Bay Area musicians Tim Eschliman (Commander Cody, Etta James) and Austin de Lone (Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Fabulous Thunderbirds) from the legendary SF Bay Area Christmas Jug Band to round out the ensemble. 

Paul has also been playing with the CJB for over 30 years. They will be performing selections from their new CD Live from the West Pole.  This non-stop sleigh ride of laughs and holiday delight is open for all ages. Tickets available at both venue doors and at BrownPaperTickets. Warning ~ this is an upbeat holiday benefit event, and it just might take till June to wipe that smile off your face!

Tossed Salad Holiday Extravaganza at the Museum

KPTZ and the Jefferson County Historical Society are teaming up to co-host the 2019 Tossed Salad Holiday Extravaganza on Friday, December 13 from Noon to 5pm at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History, in historic City Hall. This is an all-ages event, open to the public.

Host Phil Andrus will broadcast Tossed Salad live from the Museum for the station’s third annual holiday celebration of local music and lively personalities. This year’s lineup kicks off with jazz vocalist Carla Main, includes interviews with Key City Public Theatre luminaries, performance by kid-favorite Harmonica Pocket, a reading by Bruce and Flossie Bode, and much more. The full schedule is included below.

Extravaganza Extras! Guests are invited to participate in kid-friendly holiday card making with a printmaking open studio in the gallery and the entire museum will be free and open for all attendees to explore, including the “creepy jail.” The museum gift shop will be open with a supersale of major discounts on books and other merch for all your gift giving needs, with gift wrapping available.

The main floor of the museum is ADA accessible with an entrance off of Madison Street to an elevator. This is an all-ages, free event, open to the public, with a $5 suggested donation to benefit both JCHS and KPTZ Radio. In addition to the event’s live broadcast at 91.9FM, the 5-hour show can also be streamed at Find out more about Tossed Salad and KPTZ on Facebook. Find out more about JCHS and what’s new at the museum here.

This is the variety show to top all variety shows! Drop in, warm up, be amazed by local talent and usher in the spirit of the season. Thank you to our event sponsors!  Port Townsend Main Street Program and the Port Townsend Film Festival.

Full Schedule:
12:05 - Carla Main, with Mark Schecter on keyboard, Jim Oliver on guitar and Dirk Anderson on bass
12:45 - Shelly Leavens, Tara McCauley (JCHS) and Mari Mullen (Main Street)
1:00 - The Long Splice: Daniel Macke and Trevor Hanson, two guitars and one mandocello
1:45 - Scott Rosecrans, from County Prosecuting Attorney to Methodist pastor
2:00 - The Harmonica Pocket
2:30 - Drew and Pamela Elicker, Artist and Librarian
2:45 - Kathryn Claire, vocals, guitar and violin, with Sid Ditson on violin and Don Henson on piano
3:30 - Denise Winter and cast members of Key City Public Theatre’ s Spirit of the Yule
3:45 - Bobbi and Roland Nikles, fiddle and guitar
4:15 - Bruce and Flossie Bode reading Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory
4:30 - Rebecca Rottsolk’s PT A Cappella

Nature Now #440
čičməhán Trail

(Reprise airdate: December 11, 2019) Host Mary Robson discusses with Celeste Dybeck (S’Klallam elder) and Lys Burden the new čičməhán (Chetzemoka) Trail demonstrating the S’Klallam presence in Port Townsend.

Compass for the Week of 12/09/2019

This week, in a reprise of a Compass from one year ago, we join a gathering of farmers around a bonfire built not only on hopes for rich and productive soil, but also on the dream of helping to reverse the climate crisis.

Recycling Fiberglass Boats

(First airdate: December 5, 2019) For this month's Coastal Cafe we talk about recycling fiberglass boats that have arrived at the end of their useful lives. Evan Ridley from Rhode Island Marine Trades Association and Heidi Eisenhour from the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend discuss a novel approach to disposing derelict fiberglass boats through the cement manufacturing process.

Tossed Salad for 12/06/2019

With December in full swing, Phil Andrus brings us a Tossed Salad with early gifts of the season, for your listening enjoyment all Friday afternoon:

1:00 - Shelly Leavens and Jessica Leventhal, Jefferson County Historical Society; Flavia Heineman and Danny Milholland, Chimacum Arts and Crafts Festival
1:30 - Courtney Campbell, singer, songwriter and storyteller
2:30 - Al Bergstein’s epistle, Deb Hammond’s Thanksgiving poem and more
3:00 - Cast members of Key City Public Theatre’s ”Spirit of the Yule”
3:30 - Lorna Smith and Cynthia Koan, Jefferson County Planning Commission, on shooting range ordinances.
4:00 - Tigran Arakelyan, Conductor, Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra, with violinist Myroslava Khomik
4:30 - Don White, reading “A String of Beads” by W. Somerset Maugham

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