The Movable Fence

July 4th came and went, and was, as Aislinn Palmer, Fort Worden’s operations executive assistant, had hoped “gloriously the same and startlingly different”.  Centrum provided several volunteers to help out at this year’s (non) event which bolstered the Fort’s skeleton staff and was much appreciated as always.  Although the fiddlers-under-every-tree, fireworks and tug-of-war were all conscpicuous by their absence, the well-spaced and well-behaved 4th-goers were not.  The sunny and breezy day was a perfect opportunity for a trip to the Fort and beach and provided compelling people and dog watching for the volunteers, who were strategically situated around the grounds to answer questions.  Disappointment and denial were palpable during the setting up of signage for which music stands were used, unintentionally raising hopes of some, who momentarily forgetting the times, asked “where’s the concert?”.  It was a treat to catch up with some volunteers and an uneventful day was had by all.



Yesterday, Silverwater Cafe re-opened their doors for table service but are still offering take-out service.

Table service is available with a reservation – so call ahead, even if you’re already at the restaurant – to eliminate congestion.  Silverwater have removed half  their dining tables to make plenty of space, and are adopting their own health promotion policies as well as those of the State and City to ensure the safety of diners and staff.  Lunch, dinner and family dining menus are listed on their website 


Madrona Mindbody Institute is also moving back to in-person classes as well as maintaining their online schedule.

Last week they held their first outdoor yoga and spin classes and are offering indoor classes each with a maximum of 5 people per class.

Port Townsend School of the Arts has a plethora of online classes and workshops coming up over the next couple of months,

including those for children and youth.  All details on their website.


If you who missed Fiddle Tunes, concerts, workshops and resources are still available on the CoviddleTunes website

and don’t forget to tune into Crackin’ the Vault on KPTZ Fridays at 4 pm!

And here’s one more event to take your mind off  missing Centrum music this summer.

Concerts in the Barn is offering free access to concert podcast every Sunday in July.

Sunday, July 12th, 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., Beethoven in the Barn

Chas Wetherbee, violin, Elisa Barston, violin, Korine Fujiwara, viola, Ariana Nelson, cello

Sunday, July 19th, 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., Creation Program

Chas Wetherbee, violin, Elisa Barston, violin, Korine Fujiwar

Sunday, July 26th, 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., Romance is Always in Style

Chas Wetherbee, violin, Elisa Barston, violin, Korine Fujiwara, viola, Rachel Swerdlow, viola, Walter Gray, cello, Ariana Nelson, cello

Thanks for listening and stay safe.

See you through the fence again soon!

If you have any comments or questions please don’t hesitate to email

Claire Africa
Volunteer Coordinator

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