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2017 Gala Achieves Record Results

2017 Gala Achieves Record Results

Thank you to all who participated in Evening at the Oasis, the 2017 Centrum Gala and Auction! Centrum’s volunteer Gala Committee helped guests make some memories this past Saturday, October 14, 2017, with a welcome from Eli the Camel; opulent décor evoking a desert oasis at twilight; menu selections to suit the theme catered by

October 26: Natalie Goldberg Residency Reading

Natalie Goldberg, best-selling author and artist in residence at Centrum will read at Port Townsend’s Imprint Books Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. The reading is free and open to the public. “Listen to the rain,” instructs my ninth-grade English teacher, Mr. Clemente…There was to be no essay or write or any test on


October 8: American Brass Quintet

Sunday, October 8, 2017 2pm, Joseph F. Wheeler Theater Sponsored by Renate Wheeler   Program Suite of Elizabethan and Jacobean consort music Suite from 19th Century Russia Anders Hillborg – Brass Quintet Steven Franklin – Three Romances (composed for ABQ and Aspen Music Festival) Suite of canons of the 16th Century Joan Tower – Copperwave

Reserve Your Seat at the 2017 Centrum Gala

The Evening at the Oasis: The Centrum Gala Dinner and Auction – is SOLD OUT for 2017! Slip off to our sand dune and take part in our most important annual fundraiser. Indulge in sumptuous dining with touches of desert delight. Compete for an exhilarating array of auction items—from the fabulous to the functional, the sensuous to the sensible,

John Hillmer Open Studio Aug 25-6

Centrum Artist in Residence John Hillmer’s award-winning art and design work gets around. His large acrylic stage murals have made appearances with artists such as Ray Charles, Keb’ Mo’, Taj Mahal, and Maya Angelou. Meet Hilmer and view his works on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 3-6 p.m. and on Sunday, August 26, 2017 from

Listen to Justin Kauflin’s 2017 Jazz Port Townsend Set

Pianist Justin Kauflin made his Jazz Port Townsend debut at the 43rd annual festival the last week of July.  He performed in a trio concert with bassist Doug Weiss and drummer Kendrick Scott at McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worden and also served on the faculty of the week-long jazz workshop before the weekend of public