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What’s going on in Kitsap County

ARTS & CRAFTS

THE f67 CAMERA CLUB: Will be having its next meeting at 7 p.m. July 7 in Room 106 of the Art Building at Olympic College Bremerton. It will be a normal projection night for slides and digital images, with emphasis on “reflections.” Visitors welcome. Info: www.f67cameraclub.org or call Jerry at (360) 275-3019.

MUSICIANS ARE INVITED: To share their talents by participating in the Bainbridge Island 2008 Summer Studio Tour Aug. 8-10. Interested performers can get more information and a schedule at www.musiccommunityresources.com/summerstudiotour2008.htm. Info: www.musiccommunityresources.com or call (206) 842-5485.

AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS FOR: “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” the musical, produced by CSTOCK will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19 and noon to 4 p.m. July 20 plus special auditions by appointment from 10 a.m. to noon July 12. Auditions open to ages 10 and up. Prepare a two minute song, bring accompaniment and be prepared to read from the script. Info: www.cstock.org or call (360) 297-0848.

KIDS

CSTOCK’S SUMMER KIDS WORKSHOP: For kids ages 9-15 will be July 28-Aug. 8 with performances of Disney’s “The Jungle Book” directed by Andrea Gonzales Aug. 8-10. During the workshop, kids will learn the basics of theater, music and dance. It also features a director-in-training program for teens ages 16-21. Class is limited to 40 students. Cost is $125 before July 1, $150 after. To reserve, contact Dale at (360) 698-9515 or dborer@cstock.org.

THE ISLAND MUSIC GUILD: Is taking registration now for summer music camps, including a piano camp July 7-11, chamber camp Aug. 4-8 and rock! camp Aug. 11-15. Price and duration info is available online at www.islandmusic.org/music_camps.htm. Call to register. Info: (206) 780-6911 or www.islandmusic.org.

GALLERIES &

EXHIBITIONS

THE BEST OF GALLERY FRAGA: The Bainbridge Island Gallery Fraga will be celebrating the variety of its artists with a massive special two-month show, hanging through July and August. Info: www.galleryfraga.com or call (206) 842-1150.

THE ROBY KING GALLERIES: Feature five artists exploring and interpreting the landscape in a variety of mediums for its July show “Translate the Landscape.” Two receptions are slated for the artists, from 7-9 p.m. July 3 and again from 6-8 p.m. July 11. The show will hang through the month at the Roby King, 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.robykinggalleries.com, (206) 842-2063.

THE VERKSTED GALLERY: Will be featuring three artists during the month of July — Sue Baldwin’s light hearted and whimsical pottery, porcelain and raku artist Clarice Falconer and Suzanne L. Burns’ two-dimensional birds and images of life. Their work will be prominently featured throughout the month along with the co-op gallery’s 37 artists on Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com or call (360) 697-4470.

THE GALLERY AT GRACE: Will feature monotypes by Berit Ringo in his show “My Many Houses” which will hang July 3 through Aug. 31 in the lobby of Grace Episcopal Church, 8595 Day Road on Bainbridge. Info: Call Ann at (206) 842-9997.

‘PAINT FREE OR DIE:’ Is the title of Ron Harper’s patriotic exhibit of experimental works which debuts at the Collective Visions Gallery with an opening reception from 5-9 p.m. July 4 at the CVG, 4th and Pacific in Bremerton. The show will run through July 28. Info: www.collectivevisions.com or call (360) 377-8327.

APOCOLYPSE WHEN: An open group art show with a theme on the "end of it all" will debut at 5 p.m. July 4 at the Artists for Freedom and Unity hall, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. The show will hang throughout the month. Info: www.myspace.com/artistforfreedomandunity or call (360) 782-1329.

KITSAP SCULPTOR KARSTEN BOYSEN: Features his show of twisted steel sculpture “Covert Vision” at the Theler Center off of State Route 3 in Belfair through Sept. 1. Info: www.thelercenter.org or call the Center at (360) 275-4898.

FESTIVAL

CARE TO JAZZ: Peninsula Community Health Services presents two days of great jazz for a great cause July 11 and 12 at the Silverdale Beach Hotel. From 5:30-10:30 p.m. July 11 comedian The Great Cris Larsen will host a live auction/benefit featuring the Don Alverson Trio and Jazz Ambassadors, then the next day, there will be jazz all day on the beach, culminating with evening concerts. Tickets range from $15-50, proceeds benefit the PCHS’ patient care fund. Info: www.pchsweb.org or call (360) 478-2366.

THE 41st ANNUAL GRAND OLD FOURTH: Parade on Bainbridge Island will be a tribute to the fabulous 50s with a spotlight on local talent starting at 9 a.m. July 4. New events include a Bohemian Village on Winslow Green and family fun entertainment at waterfront park in addition to the “zaniest small town parade in America.” Info: www.bainbridgechamber.com or call Liz at (206) 842-3700.

PORT ORCHARD’S FATHOMS O’ FUN: Parade kicks off week-long festivities at 6 p.m. June 28 in downtown Port Orchard. Horseshoe tournaments, a craft and fun fair, a street scramble, a carnival and other events for the kids are all slated through July 4. Info: www.fathomsofun.org.

KITSAP’S RIDE AND RALLY FOR A CURE: Will be raising awareness and money for research to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of WA, Juvenile Diabetes research foundation and more starting at 9 a.m. at the Kitsap Mall’s north parking lot in Silverdale. Info: www.rideandrallyforacure.org or call (360) 271-7814.

LITERARY

POULSBOHEMIAN POETRY SERIES: Poets Marianna Mears, Nancy Rekow and Everett Thompson will read from their work starting at 7 p.m. at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. The featured readers will be followed by an open mic. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call Nancy at (206) 842-4855.

BEAT POETRY READING: As part of the “Fabulous Fifties” theme of this year’s Grand Old Fourth celebration, Island poets will don their sunglasses and berets for a tribute to Beat poetry at noon July 4 at the Winslow Green Gazebo. Info: (206) 842-7901.

BAINBRIDGE BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will host an afternoon book sale from 1-4 p.m. July 3 at the Bainbridge Library, 1260 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: www.bifriends.org.

MUSIC

CELTIC DUO RICK MAY and GIL YSLAS: Will be playing at 5 p.m. July 3 at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. Then again, at 9:30 p.m. July 12 in the lounge of the Oyster Bay Inn, 4412 Kitsap Way in Bremerton.

SKARP: Is coming to Bremerton to rock with Y.I.A, Cyanide Destruct, (A)symmetric warfar(E), In Haste and more at 7 p.m. July 3 at the Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. At the same time July 5, Ready Revolt will share the stage with KSP, Johnny Punani and more. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID. $5 cover for Ready Revolt, $8 for Skarp. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

THE GLOBAL BEAN HOSTS: Contemporary singer/songwriter Ali Marcus at 8 p.m. July 3, followed by solo bassist Kimberly Lynn at 8 p.m. July 4 and the Malo Trio at the same time July 5. All shows are all ages at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road, ste. 101 in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com or call (360) 692-9582.

PERFORMANCES AT THE PASSAGE: Will feature Cornell Gunter’s Coasters, taking a trip to motown at 7 p.m. July 3 for a free show on the shores of Agate Passage behind the Clearwater Casino Resort just off of Highway 305 near the Agate Pass Bridge. Info: www.clearwatercasino.com or call (360) 598-8700.

RANGER AND THE RE-ARRANGERS: An island-based gypsy jazz band will be playing its second concert in The Island Gallery’s Summer Jazz Series at 7:30 p.m. July 12 at the gallery 100 Madison Ave. N. Next week, the Geordie Kelly Trio will play at the same time, same place July 19. Info: www.theislandgallery.net or call (206) 780-9500.

BLUES MAN EXTRAORDINAIRE: Peter Spencer will perform for the Seabold Second Saturdays concert series, July 12 at Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road on Bainbridge Island. An acoustic open mic begins at 7:30 p.m. (sign-ups at 6:30 p.m.) followed by Spencer. Play or pay $5. Kids free. Info: www.peterspencer.com or call Larry at (206) 842-5099.

LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: No music on the Fourth. The Lindsay Kids, family jazz trio featured in the HBO family series “The Music in Me” will be playing at 7:30 p.m. July 5, while at the same time July 6, there will be an open mic for all styles. Both shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus Coffeehouse, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.

KITSAP COMPOSERS FORUM: A once-monthly meeting of local musicians and composers will host a CD Release party for their compilation “Mosaic” at 2 p.m. July 13 at the Island Music Guild Hall, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.islandmusic.org or call (206) 780-6911.

FOUR-PART HARMONY: Is the title of the exhibit of watercolors that will show at Checkers Espresso and Gallery in downtown Poulsbo July 1-31. It’s also the name of the four women painters who harmonize together in painting. A reception for the artists is slated for 2-4 p.m. July 6 at Checkers, 18881 Dront St. in Poulsbo.

THE KITSAP CHORDSMEN: A barbershop singing group will perform in the natural ampitheater outside the Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way in East Bremerton. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 405-9100.

WES CORBETT AND JAKE JOLIFF: Will be performing on banjo and mandolin

Tuesday, July 29th at IMG Hall: “Wes Corbett and Jake Joliff”. Duo performance with banjo and mandolin. It’s always a special occasion when Wes comes to perform on Bainbridge. This will be a chance to hear some great mid-week music!

CONCERTS BY THE BAY: Will feature six weeks of free outdoor summer concerts from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 6 through Aug. 30. Info: www.kitsapgov.com/parks/recreation.htm.

CONCERTS AT EVERGREEN: Free live music from 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday, July 1 through Aug. 12 at Evergreen Rotary Park in Bremerton. Info: Call Cynthia at (360) 473-5425.

CONCERTS ON THE BOARDWALK: Will feature four weeks of free concerts, 6-8 p.m. Fridays July 11 through Aug. 1 on the Louis Mentor Boardwalk in Bremerton. Info: www.bremertonmsa.org or call (360) 377-3041.

CONCERTS IN THE PARK: A free concert series from 7-9 p.m. each Wednesday July 9 through Aug. 20 at waterfront park on Bainbridge Island. Info: www.biparks.org.

SUMMER NIGHTS ON THE BAY: Provides free outdoor live concerts from 6:30-8 p.m. every Tuesday July 8-29 at Liberty Bay waterfront park in Poulsbo. Info: www.cityofpoulsbo.com/parks.

BELLA LUNA PIZZERIA: Located on the slab in Suquamish hosts an open mic from 6:30 p.m. to close ever Tuesday and Thursday for both songs and spoken word. Info: www.bellalunapizza.com or call (360) 598-5398.

THE JAZZ HOUSE: Located at 322 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, provides live jazz from a house band starting around 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Info: Call (360) 373-2006.

THE KITSAP CHORDSMEN: A local barbershop chorus meets and sings weekly from 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays at the Olympic Evangelical Free Church, 14861 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. New singers and visitors welcome. Info: (360) 337-7464.

THE TREEHOUSE LOUNGE: Located above the Magnolia Cafe on Front Street in downtown Poulsbo hosts an open mic session at 8 p.m. every Thursday. 21+. Info: (360) 697-1447.

GARCIA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Hosts DJ Paisanos Mix from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. every Saturday night at its location on Front Street in Poulsbo. Cover is $10 for guys, free for the ladies. Info: (360) 697-9800.

ONGOING JAM SESSIONS: At the Island Music Guild — 10598 Valley Rd. on Bainbridge — include:

A jazz ensemble workshop: from 7-9:20 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. $5 donation requested. Info: E-mail Mike at msellman@att.com

Drum workshop: Monday evenings every week. Info: call Micah at (206) 818-5859.

Old Time Fiddle Tune Jam: Lead by Stuart Williams from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. $5 requested. Info: call Stuart at (206) 323-8004.

Reel Time Celtic jam: Meets from 4-5:30 p.m. on second Fridays in Poulsbo Led by Jane Landstra of Country Capers. Lessons for first level fiddlers are from 4-5:30 on third Fridays in Poulsbo. Info: E-mail Jane at c_capers@yahoo.com or call (360) 697-6192.

Samspel Scandinavian Jam/less: Led by Jane Landstra from 4-5:30 p.m. on the fourth Fridays. Info: c_capers@yahoo.com or call (360) 697-6192.

SILVERDALE’S NEWEST MUSICAL COFFEE SHOP: The Global Bean, located at 2021 NW Myhre, ste. 101 in Silverdale, is hosting a traditional Irish jam session at 7 p.m. on the second an fourth Wednesdays of the month. All players of Irish tunes and instruments are welcome. Info: http://theglobalbean.com or call (360) 692-9582.

CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES: Meet at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the First Baptist Church at 1410 Ohio St. in Bremerton. Women of all ages are invited to come out and sing. Info: www.kitsappines.org or call Kathy at (360) 297-8414.

KITSAP JAZZ SOCIETY: A group of Kitsap citizens have begun the formation of the Kitsap Jazz Society with aspirations of preserving and promoting jazz throughout the county. For more information, call (360) 731-1609.

TREEHOUSE OPEN MIC: John Becker hosts open mic 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Treehouse Bar, 18830 Front St., Poulsbo. No minors.

BELLA LUNA OPEN MIC: Gary "Smokestack" Shaw hosts open mic 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Bella Luna Pizzeria, Suquamish. Tugboat Bromberg hosts same time Thursdays.

PARENT-CHILD MUSIC CLASSES: Music and movement classes for ages newborn-5 with adult Mondays and Saturdays, Cappella Choirs Music Center, Port Orchard. Cost varies. Info: (360) 895-3200.

COMMUNITY SINGERS: Anyone who loves to sing is invited to join the Community Singers. No experience necessary, well-known songs. Group performs at long-term care facilities and others as requested. Info: (206) 842-9790.

WHISKEY CREEK STEAKHOUSE: Dixieland jazz first Tuesday 5 p.m. monthly; various artists seven nights a week, 5 p.m.; Trumpet by Yvonne, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Whiskey Creek Steakhouse, 1918 Washington St., Keyport. Info: (360) 779-3481.

NATURE & OUTDOORS

THE POULSBO FARMERS MARKET: At 7th and Iverson St. in Poulsbo, will host chef demos featuring Rudy Blach, sous chef at WingPoint Golf & County Club on Bainbridge, at 10:30 a.m. and again at 12 p.m. July 5. Also, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., The Hometown Band, a 30-piece orchestra, will provide live music in addition to the regular market fair. Info: www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org.

STILLWATERS’ ANNUAL LOW-TIDE BEACH WALK: Will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. July 5 in Kingston. A group will gather at the Kingston Farmer’s Market at the Kingston Marine and will be lead around the near shore environment by a marine ecologist from Stillwaters. $5 donation suggested. Info: www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org or call (360) 297-2876.

ALBERS VISTA GARDENS: A Bremerton non-profit organization accessible only through scheduled tours, has announced its 2008 Garden Tour Schedule with tours slated for 10 a.m. July 18, July 26 and more. By reservation only. Info: Call (360) 908-5887 or e-mail albersvistagardens@gmail.com

. Info: Kathy (360) 895-9512.

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND FARMERS’ MARKET: Opens this weekend at the Town Square at City Hall on the island, featuring farm fresh local produce, art, crafts, food and music from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will run April 12 through October 18. Info: www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com or call (206) 855-1500.

KITSAP MOUNTAINEERS: Meet on the second Thursday of each month for social time and interesting program at the Kitsap Cabin, 3000 Seabeck Highway in Bremerton. Meetings are for members and anyone interested in learning more about the program. Info: www.kitsapmountaineers.org.

OUTDOOR VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The Foulweather Bluff Preserve Nature Conservancy is searching for volunteer stewards to serve as the Preserve’s caretakers and eyes and ears. Training is provided, time commitment is one day per week or one day every two weeks. Info: Lisa Younger at lyounger@tnc.org, (206) 343-4345 ext. 331.

WILDLIFE VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: West Sound Wildlife Shelter on Bainbridge Island seeking volunteers for variety of duties ranging from hands-on work with wildlife to office work. Information (206) 780-8508 or www.westsoundwildlife.org.

PENINSULA WILDERNESS CLUB: Variety of outdoor activities. Meets 7 p.m. second Monday monthly, Kitsap Unitarian bldg., 4418 Perry Ave., East Bremerton Visitors welcome. Information: www.pwckitsap.org

FILM

THE RODEO DRIVE IN: Will be closed for July 4, however it will be featuring “Hancock”/”You Don’t Mess With the Zohan,” “Wall-E”/”Chronicles of Narnia,” “Incredible Hulk”/”Get Smart” double features through July 10, at the drive in theater off of State Route 3 near Belfair. For tickets and show time info: www.rodeodrivein.com or call (360) 698-6030

THE ORCHARD THEATER: Will be offering two matinee chances to see an American Classic — “The Searchers,” a classic Western starring John Wayne — at 12:10 p.m. July 5-6. Also check out “The Fall” and “War Inc” with showings July 5-10. For tickets and show time info: www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 895-0564.

SECOND ANNUAL FILM NOIR SERIES: Will feature a month-full of Thursday night film noir beginning with “Sunset Blvd.” at 6 p.m. July 3 at the Port Orchard Library, 87 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. Films will be shown at 6 p.m. each Thursday through the end of July. Info: (360) 876-2224.

KRL HOSTS SUMMER FAMILY MOVIES: Fridays at 2 p.m. at the Sylvan Way Library, Fridays at 3 p.m. at the Bainbridge Library, Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. in Silverdale and Fridays at 1 p.m. at the Poulsbo branch. Free. Call each branch for dates and films. Info: www.krl.org, or call Sylvan Way at(360) 405-9100, Bainbridge at (206) 842-4162, Silverdale at (360) 692-2779 or Poulsbo at (360) 779-2915.

THE RODEO DRIVE-IN: One of the oldest drive-in movie theaters in the Northwest — located at 7369 Highway 3, south of Port Orchard near the Bremerton airport — hosts weekly double features of current box office movies. Open seven days a week starting in mid-June. For show times, movies slated and ticket information, go to www.rodeodrivein.com or call (360) 698-6030.

THEATER

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW: For Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge’s production of the Stephen Sondheim fairy tale classic “Into the Woods.” There will be nine performances July 11-27 at the Bainbridge High School theater, 9330 NE High School Road on Bainbridge. Tickets are $13-20, available at Winslow Drug, Mills Music and online at www.ovationmtb.com. Info: www.ovationmtb.com or call (206) 842-0472.

CSTOCK PRESENTS: Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance,” July 11 through Aug. 3 with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $7 for kids under 11. Info: www.cstock.org or call (360) 692-9940.

JEWEL BOX NEEDS YOU: The Jewel Box Theatre in Poulsbo is seeking front of house and behind the scenes volunteers. Info: (360) 779-9688 or jewelboxpoulsbo@hotmail.com.

WWCA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: Western Washington Center for the Arts theater in Port Orchard seeking volunteers for house manager, concession sales, lighting and ushers. For information on applying call (360) 769-7469.

BPA VOLUNTEERS: Bainbridge Performing Arts seeking volunteers for wide variety of jobs, from stagecraft and lighting to concessions and fundraising. Contact Ruth Lentz at rlentz@theplayhouse.org.

MISC.

THE CRUISIN’ SEASON IS: Back in full swing as every Wednesday evening now through September, classic car enthusiasts gather and bring their rides out to Buck’s A&W, 1700 Mile Hill Drive. in Port Orchard. All ages welcome, 5-8 p.m., know your classic car rules. Info: (360) 876-9088.

BEAR OF A RUN: An 8-miler through the Port Gamble trails, a part of the Roots Rock Run series, will begin at 8 a.m. July 13 in the town of Port Gamble. Cost is $15. Sign up at Poulsbo Running. Info: www.rootsrockrun.com or call (360) 779-8757.

KINGSTON SK8 ROLLICK: Will be a local skate competition and concert featuring local bands Lick Like a Lion, All of the Olives, Neutralboy, Triple Forte and Seattle MC Abadawn beginning at noon July 5 at the Kingston Skate Park off of Lindvog Road in Kingston. Info: Call Dan at (360) 271-5530.

NEIGHBORHOOD CHESS GAMES: Are held from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday at the downtown Bremerton Library, 612 5th St. in Bremerton with players from the Kitsap County Chess Club. Info: (360) 377-3955.

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Will feature Bainbridge author Warren Read discussing his new book “The Lyncher in Me” from 10 a.m. to noon July 18 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Free. Info: (206) 842-4162.

GANDHI’S RESTAURANT WILL HOST: A Fourth of July event to raise funds for care packages to send to troops overseas, donating 50 percent of total sales to buy toiletries, gifts and more to send to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. To help the cause, they’ll be hosting two all you can eat buffets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 4 at 9621 Mickelberry Road in Silverdale. Info: (360) 662-0599.

VIOLINISTS TO FIDDLERS: Interested in turning your violin into a fiddle? An interest list is being compiled for an old-time fiddle workshop with Ken Waldman and and Tania Opland. Info: (206) 842-2306.

FOURTH STREET MARKET: A street fair in downtown Bremerton offering art, crafts and antiques will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12 and again Aug. 9. Info: Contact Peggy at (360) 479-4101 or www.simplyrenewed.com.

KITSAP COUNTY CHESS CLUB: Meets for games from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday night at the downtown Bremerton library, 612 Fifth St. in Bremerton. All ages and experiences levels are welcome. Info: (360) 377-3955.

THE GREAT NORWESTERS: Toastmasters Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. every first and third Thursday of the month at The Northwest Design Center — 18850 State Highway 305 in Poulsbo. Info: http://greatnorwesters.freetoasthost.net or call Kathy (360) 301-1864.

KITSAP FRISBEE LEAGUE: Kitsap’s inaugural Ultimate Frisbee League’s registration is on open. Details and registration information is posted at www.discnw.org under the link “Kitsap Hat League.”

LITTLE NORWAY TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at meetings of the Little Norway Toastmasters Club. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. For location call: (360) 271-5336.

ADOPTION GROUP: Kitsap Adoption Group hosts Adoption Chat, 9 a.m. fourth Saturday monthly, Silverdale Fire Station on Silverdale Way. information (360) 697-6910 or www.kitsapadoptiongroup.com.

WISH MEETS: Support group for families waiting to adopt, Waiting Is So Hard, meets 7 p.m. second Thursday monthly at Joe and Gayle Kohler home. Information (360) 662-0630 or www. kitsapadoptiongroup.com.

GAME NIGHT: Tuesday game nights 5-9 p.m. at The Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St., Poulsbo. Variety of board games, $2 minimum snack or beverage purchase.

Business Connections of North Kitsap: Meets first and third Thursdays, 11:32 a.m., Magnolia Cafe, Poulsbo. For information and to register (360) 598-3880 or email mp@coachmaria.com

Stroke Support Group: The Stroke Support Group meets 1 p.m. second Thursday monthly, Iris Room at Harrison Hospital, 1780 NW Myhre Road, Silverdale. Open to stroke survivors, caregivers, families of survivors and the public. Information (360) 337-8980.

AL-ANON/ALATEEN: Al-Anon is for adult family members. Alateen is for teenagers and relatives of alcoholics. Meetings in Kitsap and Mason counties. Schedule: 1-800-344-2666, local meetings 1-866-452-6973 or www.AlAnon.org

KITSAP GEM AND MINERAL: Meets 7:30 p.m. second Friday monthly, Chico Alliance Church, Bremerton.

TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at Toastmasters meetings. Everyone welcome. Information Port Orchard, (360) 895-8519, Silverdale (360) 830-5834 or Poulsbo, (360) 297-2845.

SIGN LANGUAGE GROUP: Members of the deaf community, interpreters and sign students interested in gathering on an informal basis on Bainbridge or elsewhere. Information (206) 855-8027.

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SUPPORT: The Bremerton Weight Loss Surgery Support Group meets 7 p.m. fourth Tuesday monthly, Jackson Park Community Service Center, Port Orchard. Information (360) 782-1274.

WOMEN’S ISSUES: The YWCA hosts a woman’s support group focusing on healing from the effects of physical and/or emotional abuse in relationships 1 p.m. first and third Tuesdays monthly in Poulsbo, and 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays monthly on Bainbridge Island. Information (206) 780-2031 or (360) 551-3140.

SINGLES CLUB: The Bremerton B&P Singles Club invites all adult singles to join them at activities, dances and socials each month. Information (360) 373-4675 or (360) 479-0317.

NK EAGLES: North Kitsap Eagles #3586 at 4230 Lincoln Road, Poulsbo has the following events: Dinner 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays for $6.00; Bingo every Sunday. Early Birds are at 12:30 p.m. with the Regular Session starting at 1:00 p.m. Information (360) 779-7272.

ALZHEIMER’S GROUP: Group offers people experiencing symptoms of progressive memory loss a chance to meet others coping with the same problems. Admission free, pre-registration required, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-848-7097.

INTRO COMPUTER SKILLS CLASS: The Literacy Council of Kitsap offers free classes on introductory computer skills from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays in Poulsbo. Materials are $7.

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Meets 7 p.m. second Tuesday monthly, North Kitsap Baptist Church, 20516 Little Valley Road N.E., Poulsbo. Open to gamblers and those affected by gambling. Information (360) 297-7111 or (360) 457-8715.

HUMAN RIGHTS: The Kitsap Human Rights Network meets 6 p.m. fourth Thursday monthly, Events Center at Kitsap Fairgrounds, 1195 Fairgrounds Road, East Bremerton.

ARTS & CRAFTS

THE f67 CAMERA CLUB: Will be having its next meeting at 7 p.m. July 7 in Room 106 of the Art Building at Olympic College Bremerton. It will be a normal projection night for slides and digital images, with emphasis on “reflections.” Visitors welcome. Info: www.f67cameraclub.org or call Jerry at (360) 275-3019.

MUSICIANS ARE INVITED: To share their talents by participating in the Bainbridge Island 2008 Summer Studio Tour Aug. 8-10. Interested performers can get more information and a schedule at www.musiccommunityresources.com/summerstudiotour2008.htm. Info: www.musiccommunityresources.com or call (206) 842-5485.

AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS FOR: “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” the musical, produced by CSTOCK will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19 and noon to 4 p.m. July 20 plus special auditions by appointment from 10 a.m. to noon July 12. Auditions open to ages 10 and up. Prepare a two minute song, bring accompaniment and be prepared to read from the script. Info: www.cstock.org or call (360) 297-0848.

KIDS

CSTOCK’S SUMMER KIDS WORKSHOP: For kids ages 9-15 will be July 28-Aug. 8 with performances of Disney’s “The Jungle Book” directed by Andrea Gonzales Aug. 8-10. During the workshop, kids will learn the basics of theater, music and dance. It also features a director-in-training program for teens ages 16-21. Class is limited to 40 students. Cost is $125 before July 1, $150 after. To reserve, contact Dale at (360) 698-9515 or dborer@cstock.org.

THE ISLAND MUSIC GUILD: Is taking registration now for summer music camps, including a piano camp July 7-11, chamber camp Aug. 4-8 and rock! camp Aug. 11-15. Price and duration info is available online at www.islandmusic.org/music_camps.htm. Call to register. Info: (206) 780-6911 or www.islandmusic.org.

GALLERIES &

EXHIBITIONS

THE BEST OF GALLERY FRAGA: The Bainbridge Island Gallery Fraga will be celebrating the variety of its artists with a massive special two-month show, hanging through July and August. Info: www.galleryfraga.com or call (206) 842-1150.

THE ROBY KING GALLERIES: Feature five artists exploring and interpreting the landscape in a variety of mediums for its July show “Translate the Landscape.” Two receptions are slated for the artists, from 7-9 p.m. July 3 and again from 6-8 p.m. July 11. The show will hang through the month at the Roby King, 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.robykinggalleries.com, (206) 842-2063.

THE VERKSTED GALLERY: Will be featuring three artists during the month of July — Sue Baldwin’s light hearted and whimsical pottery, porcelain and raku artist Clarice Falconer and Suzanne L. Burns’ two-dimensional birds and images of life. Their work will be prominently featured throughout the month along with the co-op gallery’s 37 artists on Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com or call (360) 697-4470.

THE GALLERY AT GRACE: Will feature monotypes by Berit Ringo in his show “My Many Houses” which will hang July 3 through Aug. 31 in the lobby of Grace Episcopal Church, 8595 Day Road on Bainbridge. Info: Call Ann at (206) 842-9997.

‘PAINT FREE OR DIE:’ Is the title of Ron Harper’s patriotic exhibit of experimental works which debuts at the Collective Visions Gallery with an opening reception from 5-9 p.m. July 4 at the CVG, 4th and Pacific in Bremerton. The show will run through July 28. Info: www.collectivevisions.com or call (360) 377-8327.

APOCOLYPSE WHEN: An open group art show with a theme on the "end of it all" will debut at 5 p.m. July 4 at the Artists for Freedom and Unity hall, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. The show will hang throughout the month. Info: www.myspace.com/artistforfreedomandunity or call (360) 782-1329.

KITSAP SCULPTOR KARSTEN BOYSEN: Features his show of twisted steel sculpture “Covert Vision” at the Theler Center off of State Route 3 in Belfair through Sept. 1. Info: www.thelercenter.org or call the Center at (360) 275-4898.

FESTIVAL

CARE TO JAZZ: Peninsula Community Health Services presents two days of great jazz for a great cause July 11 and 12 at the Silverdale Beach Hotel. From 5:30-10:30 p.m. July 11 comedian The Great Cris Larsen will host a live auction/benefit featuring the Don Alverson Trio and Jazz Ambassadors, then the next day, there will be jazz all day on the beach, culminating with evening concerts. Tickets range from $15-50, proceeds benefit the PCHS’ patient care fund. Info: www.pchsweb.org or call (360) 478-2366.

THE 41st ANNUAL GRAND OLD FOURTH: Parade on Bainbridge Island will be a tribute to the fabulous 50s with a spotlight on local talent starting at 9 a.m. July 4. New events include a Bohemian Village on Winslow Green and family fun entertainment at waterfront park in addition to the “zaniest small town parade in America.” Info: www.bainbridgechamber.com or call Liz at (206) 842-3700.

PORT ORCHARD’S FATHOMS O’ FUN: Parade kicks off week-long festivities at 6 p.m. June 28 in downtown Port Orchard. Horseshoe tournaments, a craft and fun fair, a street scramble, a carnival and other events for the kids are all slated through July 4. Info: www.fathomsofun.org.

KITSAP’S RIDE AND RALLY FOR A CURE: Will be raising awareness and money for research to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of WA, Juvenile Diabetes research foundation and more starting at 9 a.m. at the Kitsap Mall’s north parking lot in Silverdale. Info: www.rideandrallyforacure.org or call (360) 271-7814.

LITERARY

POULSBOHEMIAN POETRY SERIES: Poets Marianna Mears, Nancy Rekow and Everett Thompson will read from their work starting at 7 p.m. at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. The featured readers will be followed by an open mic. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call Nancy at (206) 842-4855.

BEAT POETRY READING: As part of the “Fabulous Fifties” theme of this year’s Grand Old Fourth celebration, Island poets will don their sunglasses and berets for a tribute to Beat poetry at noon July 4 at the Winslow Green Gazebo. Info: (206) 842-7901.

BAINBRIDGE BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will host an afternoon book sale from 1-4 p.m. July 3 at the Bainbridge Library, 1260 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: www.bifriends.org.

MUSIC

CELTIC DUO RICK MAY and GIL YSLAS: Will be playing at 5 p.m. July 3 at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. Then again, at 9:30 p.m. July 12 in the lounge of the Oyster Bay Inn, 4412 Kitsap Way in Bremerton.

SKARP: Is coming to Bremerton to rock with Y.I.A, Cyanide Destruct, (A)symmetric warfar(E), In Haste and more at 7 p.m. July 3 at the Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. At the same time July 5, Ready Revolt will share the stage with KSP, Johnny Punani and more. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID. $5 cover for Ready Revolt, $8 for Skarp. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

THE GLOBAL BEAN HOSTS: Contemporary singer/songwriter Ali Marcus at 8 p.m. July 3, followed by solo bassist Kimberly Lynn at 8 p.m. July 4 and the Malo Trio at the same time July 5. All shows are all ages at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road, ste. 101 in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com or call (360) 692-9582.

PERFORMANCES AT THE PASSAGE: Will feature Cornell Gunter’s Coasters, taking a trip to motown at 7 p.m. July 3 for a free show on the shores of Agate Passage behind the Clearwater Casino Resort just off of Highway 305 near the Agate Pass Bridge. Info: www.clearwatercasino.com or call (360) 598-8700.

RANGER AND THE RE-ARRANGERS: An island-based gypsy jazz band will be playing its second concert in The Island Gallery’s Summer Jazz Series at 7:30 p.m. July 12 at the gallery 100 Madison Ave. N. Next week, the Geordie Kelly Trio will play at the same time, same place July 19. Info: www.theislandgallery.net or call (206) 780-9500.

BLUES MAN EXTRAORDINAIRE: Peter Spencer will perform for the Seabold Second Saturdays concert series, July 12 at Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road on Bainbridge Island. An acoustic open mic begins at 7:30 p.m. (sign-ups at 6:30 p.m.) followed by Spencer. Play or pay $5. Kids free. Info: www.peterspencer.com or call Larry at (206) 842-5099.

LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: No music on the Fourth. The Lindsay Kids, family jazz trio featured in the HBO family series “The Music in Me” will be playing at 7:30 p.m. July 5, while at the same time July 6, there will be an open mic for all styles. Both shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus Coffeehouse, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.

KITSAP COMPOSERS FORUM: A once-monthly meeting of local musicians and composers will host a CD Release party for their compilation “Mosaic” at 2 p.m. July 13 at the Island Music Guild Hall, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.islandmusic.org or call (206) 780-6911.

FOUR-PART HARMONY: Is the title of the exhibit of watercolors that will show at Checkers Espresso and Gallery in downtown Poulsbo July 1-31. It’s also the name of the four women painters who harmonize together in painting. A reception for the artists is slated for 2-4 p.m. July 6 at Checkers, 18881 Dront St. in Poulsbo.

THE KITSAP CHORDSMEN: A barbershop singing group will perform in the natural ampitheater outside the Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way in East Bremerton. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 405-9100.

WES CORBETT AND JAKE JOLIFF: Will be performing on banjo and mandolin

Tuesday, July 29th at IMG Hall: “Wes Corbett and Jake Joliff”. Duo performance with banjo and mandolin. It’s always a special occasion when Wes comes to perform on Bainbridge. This will be a chance to hear some great mid-week music!

CONCERTS BY THE BAY: Will feature six weeks of free outdoor summer concerts from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 6 through Aug. 30. Info: www.kitsapgov.com/parks/recreation.htm.

CONCERTS AT EVERGREEN: Free live music from 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday, July 1 through Aug. 12 at Evergreen Rotary Park in Bremerton. Info: Call Cynthia at (360) 473-5425.

CONCERTS ON THE BOARDWALK: Will feature four weeks of free concerts, 6-8 p.m. Fridays July 11 through Aug. 1 on the Louis Mentor Boardwalk in Bremerton. Info: www.bremertonmsa.org or call (360) 377-3041.

CONCERTS IN THE PARK: A free concert series from 7-9 p.m. each Wednesday July 9 through Aug. 20 at waterfront park on Bainbridge Island. Info: www.biparks.org.

SUMMER NIGHTS ON THE BAY: Provides free outdoor live concerts from 6:30-8 p.m. every Tuesday July 8-29 at Liberty Bay waterfront park in Poulsbo. Info: www.cityofpoulsbo.com/parks.

BELLA LUNA PIZZERIA: Located on the slab in Suquamish hosts an open mic from 6:30 p.m. to close ever Tuesday and Thursday for both songs and spoken word. Info: www.bellalunapizza.com or call (360) 598-5398.

THE JAZZ HOUSE: Located at 322 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, provides live jazz from a house band starting around 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Info: Call (360) 373-2006.

THE KITSAP CHORDSMEN: A local barbershop chorus meets and sings weekly from 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays at the Olympic Evangelical Free Church, 14861 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. New singers and visitors welcome. Info: (360) 337-7464.

THE TREEHOUSE LOUNGE: Located above the Magnolia Cafe on Front Street in downtown Poulsbo hosts an open mic session at 8 p.m. every Thursday. 21+. Info: (360) 697-1447.

GARCIA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Hosts DJ Paisanos Mix from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. every Saturday night at its location on Front Street in Poulsbo. Cover is $10 for guys, free for the ladies. Info: (360) 697-9800.

ONGOING JAM SESSIONS: At the Island Music Guild — 10598 Valley Rd. on Bainbridge — include:

A jazz ensemble workshop: from 7-9:20 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. $5 donation requested. Info: E-mail Mike at msellman@att.com

Drum workshop: Monday evenings every week. Info: call Micah at (206) 818-5859.

Old Time Fiddle Tune Jam: Lead by Stuart Williams from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. $5 requested. Info: call Stuart at (206) 323-8004.

Reel Time Celtic jam: Meets from 4-5:30 p.m. on second Fridays in Poulsbo Led by Jane Landstra of Country Capers. Lessons for first level fiddlers are from 4-5:30 on third Fridays in Poulsbo. Info: E-mail Jane at c_capers@yahoo.com or call (360) 697-6192.

Samspel Scandinavian Jam/less: Led by Jane Landstra from 4-5:30 p.m. on the fourth Fridays. Info: c_capers@yahoo.com or call (360) 697-6192.

SILVERDALE’S NEWEST MUSICAL COFFEE SHOP: The Global Bean, located at 2021 NW Myhre, ste. 101 in Silverdale, is hosting a traditional Irish jam session at 7 p.m. on the second an fourth Wednesdays of the month. All players of Irish tunes and instruments are welcome. Info: http://theglobalbean.com or call (360) 692-9582.

CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES: Meet at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the First Baptist Church at 1410 Ohio St. in Bremerton. Women of all ages are invited to come out and sing. Info: www.kitsappines.org or call Kathy at (360) 297-8414.

KITSAP JAZZ SOCIETY: A group of Kitsap citizens have begun the formation of the Kitsap Jazz Society with aspirations of preserving and promoting jazz throughout the county. For more information, call (360) 731-1609.

TREEHOUSE OPEN MIC: John Becker hosts open mic 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Treehouse Bar, 18830 Front St., Poulsbo. No minors.

BELLA LUNA OPEN MIC: Gary "Smokestack" Shaw hosts open mic 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Bella Luna Pizzeria, Suquamish. Tugboat Bromberg hosts same time Thursdays.

PARENT-CHILD MUSIC CLASSES: Music and movement classes for ages newborn-5 with adult Mondays and Saturdays, Cappella Choirs Music Center, Port Orchard. Cost varies. Info: (360) 895-3200.

COMMUNITY SINGERS: Anyone who loves to sing is invited to join the Community Singers. No experience necessary, well-known songs. Group performs at long-term care facilities and others as requested. Info: (206) 842-9790.

WHISKEY CREEK STEAKHOUSE: Dixieland jazz first Tuesday 5 p.m. monthly; various artists seven nights a week, 5 p.m.; Trumpet by Yvonne, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Whiskey Creek Steakhouse, 1918 Washington St., Keyport. Info: (360) 779-3481.

NATURE & OUTDOORS

THE POULSBO FARMERS MARKET: At 7th and Iverson St. in Poulsbo, will host chef demos featuring Rudy Blach, sous chef at WingPoint Golf & County Club on Bainbridge, at 10:30 a.m. and again at 12 p.m. July 5. Also, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., The Hometown Band, a 30-piece orchestra, will provide live music in addition to the regular market fair. Info: www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org.

STILLWATERS’ ANNUAL LOW-TIDE BEACH WALK: Will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. July 5 in Kingston. A group will gather at the Kingston Farmer’s Market at the Kingston Marine and will be lead around the near shore environment by a marine ecologist from Stillwaters. $5 donation suggested. Info: www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org or call (360) 297-2876.

ALBERS VISTA GARDENS: A Bremerton non-profit organization accessible only through scheduled tours, has announced its 2008 Garden Tour Schedule with tours slated for 10 a.m. July 18, July 26 and more. By reservation only. Info: Call (360) 908-5887 or e-mail albersvistagardens@gmail.com

. Info: Kathy (360) 895-9512.

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND FARMERS’ MARKET: Opens this weekend at the Town Square at City Hall on the island, featuring farm fresh local produce, art, crafts, food and music from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will run April 12 through October 18. Info: www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com or call (206) 855-1500.

KITSAP MOUNTAINEERS: Meet on the second Thursday of each month for social time and interesting program at the Kitsap Cabin, 3000 Seabeck Highway in Bremerton. Meetings are for members and anyone interested in learning more about the program. Info: www.kitsapmountaineers.org.

OUTDOOR VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The Foulweather Bluff Preserve Nature Conservancy is searching for volunteer stewards to serve as the Preserve’s caretakers and eyes and ears. Training is provided, time commitment is one day per week or one day every two weeks. Info: Lisa Younger at lyounger@tnc.org, (206) 343-4345 ext. 331.

WILDLIFE VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: West Sound Wildlife Shelter on Bainbridge Island seeking volunteers for variety of duties ranging from hands-on work with wildlife to office work. Information (206) 780-8508 or www.westsoundwildlife.org.

PENINSULA WILDERNESS CLUB: Variety of outdoor activities. Meets 7 p.m. second Monday monthly, Kitsap Unitarian bldg., 4418 Perry Ave., East Bremerton Visitors welcome. Information: www.pwckitsap.org

FILM

THE RODEO DRIVE IN: Will be closed for July 4, however it will be featuring “Hancock”/”You Don’t Mess With the Zohan,” “Wall-E”/”Chronicles of Narnia,” “Incredible Hulk”/”Get Smart” double features through July 10, at the drive in theater off of State Route 3 near Belfair. For tickets and show time info: www.rodeodrivein.com or call (360) 698-6030

THE ORCHARD THEATER: Will be offering two matinee chances to see an American Classic — “The Searchers,” a classic Western starring John Wayne — at 12:10 p.m. July 5-6. Also check out “The Fall” and “War Inc” with showings July 5-10. For tickets and show time info: www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 895-0564.

SECOND ANNUAL FILM NOIR SERIES: Will feature a month-full of Thursday night film noir beginning with “Sunset Blvd.” at 6 p.m. July 3 at the Port Orchard Library, 87 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. Films will be shown at 6 p.m. each Thursday through the end of July. Info: (360) 876-2224.

KRL HOSTS SUMMER FAMILY MOVIES: Fridays at 2 p.m. at the Sylvan Way Library, Fridays at 3 p.m. at the Bainbridge Library, Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. in Silverdale and Fridays at 1 p.m. at the Poulsbo branch. Free. Call each branch for dates and films. Info: www.krl.org, or call Sylvan Way at(360) 405-9100, Bainbridge at (206) 842-4162, Silverdale at (360) 692-2779 or Poulsbo at (360) 779-2915.

THE RODEO DRIVE-IN: One of the oldest drive-in movie theaters in the Northwest — located at 7369 Highway 3, south of Port Orchard near the Bremerton airport — hosts weekly double features of current box office movies. Open seven days a week starting in mid-June. For show times, movies slated and ticket information, go to www.rodeodrivein.com or call (360) 698-6030.

THEATER

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW: For Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge’s production of the Stephen Sondheim fairy tale classic “Into the Woods.” There will be nine performances July 11-27 at the Bainbridge High School theater, 9330 NE High School Road on Bainbridge. Tickets are $13-20, available at Winslow Drug, Mills Music and online at www.ovationmtb.com. Info: www.ovationmtb.com or call (206) 842-0472.

CSTOCK PRESENTS: Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance,” July 11 through Aug. 3 with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $7 for kids under 11. Info: www.cstock.org or call (360) 692-9940.

JEWEL BOX NEEDS YOU: The Jewel Box Theatre in Poulsbo is seeking front of house and behind the scenes volunteers. Info: (360) 779-9688 or jewelboxpoulsbo@hotmail.com.

WWCA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: Western Washington Center for the Arts theater in Port Orchard seeking volunteers for house manager, concession sales, lighting and ushers. For information on applying call (360) 769-7469.

BPA VOLUNTEERS: Bainbridge Performing Arts seeking volunteers for wide variety of jobs, from stagecraft and lighting to concessions and fundraising. Contact Ruth Lentz at rlentz@theplayhouse.org.

MISC.

THE CRUISIN’ SEASON IS: Back in full swing as every Wednesday evening now through September, classic car enthusiasts gather and bring their rides out to Buck’s A&W, 1700 Mile Hill Drive. in Port Orchard. All ages welcome, 5-8 p.m., know your classic car rules. Info: (360) 876-9088.

BEAR OF A RUN: An 8-miler through the Port Gamble trails, a part of the Roots Rock Run series, will begin at 8 a.m. July 13 in the town of Port Gamble. Cost is $15. Sign up at Poulsbo Running. Info: www.rootsrockrun.com or call (360) 779-8757.

KINGSTON SK8 ROLLICK: Will be a local skate competition and concert featuring local bands Lick Like a Lion, All of the Olives, Neutralboy, Triple Forte and Seattle MC Abadawn beginning at noon July 5 at the Kingston Skate Park off of Lindvog Road in Kingston. Info: Call Dan at (360) 271-5530.

NEIGHBORHOOD CHESS GAMES: Are held from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday at the downtown Bremerton Library, 612 5th St. in Bremerton with players from the Kitsap County Chess Club. Info: (360) 377-3955.

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Will feature Bainbridge author Warren Read discussing his new book “The Lyncher in Me” from 10 a.m. to noon July 18 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Free. Info: (206) 842-4162.

GANDHI’S RESTAURANT WILL HOST: A Fourth of July event to raise funds for care packages to send to troops overseas, donating 50 percent of total sales to buy toiletries, gifts and more to send to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. To help the cause, they’ll be hosting two all you can eat buffets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 4 at 9621 Mickelberry Road in Silverdale. Info: (360) 662-0599.

VIOLINISTS TO FIDDLERS: Interested in turning your violin into a fiddle? An interest list is being compiled for an old-time fiddle workshop with Ken Waldman and and Tania Opland. Info: (206) 842-2306.

FOURTH STREET MARKET: A street fair in downtown Bremerton offering art, crafts and antiques will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12 and again Aug. 9. Info: Contact Peggy at (360) 479-4101 or www.simplyrenewed.com.

KITSAP COUNTY CHESS CLUB: Meets for games from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday night at the downtown Bremerton library, 612 Fifth St. in Bremerton. All ages and experiences levels are welcome. Info: (360) 377-3955.

THE GREAT NORWESTERS: Toastmasters Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. every first and third Thursday of the month at The Northwest Design Center — 18850 State Highway 305 in Poulsbo. Info: http://greatnorwesters.freetoasthost.net or call Kathy (360) 301-1864.

KITSAP FRISBEE LEAGUE: Kitsap’s inaugural Ultimate Frisbee League’s registration is on open. Details and registration information is posted at www.discnw.org under the link “Kitsap Hat League.”

LITTLE NORWAY TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at meetings of the Little Norway Toastmasters Club. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. For location call: (360) 271-5336.

ADOPTION GROUP: Kitsap Adoption Group hosts Adoption Chat, 9 a.m. fourth Saturday monthly, Silverdale Fire Station on Silverdale Way. information (360) 697-6910 or www.kitsapadoptiongroup.com.

WISH MEETS: Support group for families waiting to adopt, Waiting Is So Hard, meets 7 p.m. second Thursday monthly at Joe and Gayle Kohler home. Information (360) 662-0630 or www. kitsapadoptiongroup.com.

GAME NIGHT: Tuesday game nights 5-9 p.m. at The Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St., Poulsbo. Variety of board games, $2 minimum snack or beverage purchase.

Business Connections of North Kitsap: Meets first and third Thursdays, 11:32 a.m., Magnolia Cafe, Poulsbo. For information and to register (360) 598-3880 or email mp@coachmaria.com

Stroke Support Group: The Stroke Support Group meets 1 p.m. second Thursday monthly, Iris Room at Harrison Hospital, 1780 NW Myhre Road, Silverdale. Open to stroke survivors, caregivers, families of survivors and the public. Information (360) 337-8980.

AL-ANON/ALATEEN: Al-Anon is for adult family members. Alateen is for teenagers and relatives of alcoholics. Meetings in Kitsap and Mason counties. Schedule: 1-800-344-2666, local meetings 1-866-452-6973 or www.AlAnon.org

KITSAP GEM AND MINERAL: Meets 7:30 p.m. second Friday monthly, Chico Alliance Church, Bremerton.

TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at Toastmasters meetings. Everyone welcome. Information Port Orchard, (360) 895-8519, Silverdale (360) 830-5834 or Poulsbo, (360) 297-2845.

SIGN LANGUAGE GROUP: Members of the deaf community, interpreters and sign students interested in gathering on an informal basis on Bainbridge or elsewhere. Information (206) 855-8027.

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SUPPORT: The Bremerton Weight Loss Surgery Support Group meets 7 p.m. fourth Tuesday monthly, Jackson Park Community Service Center, Port Orchard. Information (360) 782-1274.

WOMEN’S ISSUES: The YWCA hosts a woman’s support group focusing on healing from the effects of physical and/or emotional abuse in relationships 1 p.m. first and third Tuesdays monthly in Poulsbo, and 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays monthly on Bainbridge Island. Information (206) 780-2031 or (360) 551-3140.

SINGLES CLUB: The Bremerton B&P Singles Club invites all adult singles to join them at activities, dances and socials each month. Information (360) 373-4675 or (360) 479-0317.

NK EAGLES: North Kitsap Eagles #3586 at 4230 Lincoln Road, Poulsbo has the following events: Dinner 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays for $6.00; Bingo every Sunday. Early Birds are at 12:30 p.m. with the Regular Session starting at 1:00 p.m. Information (360) 779-7272.

ALZHEIMER’S GROUP: Group offers people experiencing symptoms of progressive memory loss a chance to meet others coping with the same problems. Admission free, pre-registration required, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-848-7097.

INTRO COMPUTER SKILLS CLASS: The Literacy Council of Kitsap offers free classes on introductory computer skills from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays in Poulsbo. Materials are $7.

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Meets 7 p.m. second Tuesday monthly, North Kitsap Baptist Church, 20516 Little Valley Road N.E., Poulsbo. Open to gamblers and those affected by gambling. Information (360) 297-7111 or (360) 457-8715.

HUMAN RIGHTS: The Kitsap Human Rights Network meets 6 p.m. fourth Thursday monthly, Events Center at Kitsap Fairgrounds, 1195 Fairgrounds Road, East Bremerton.

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