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ALTERED BOOKS WORKSHOP: Learn some basic techniques for turning recycled books into works of art from 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Poulsbo Library or from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Sylvan Way Library. For either session, bring a hardback book or purchase one for 50 cents from the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 405-9100.
KITSAP ARTS & CRAFTS: Will have an open meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Kingston Fire Station. “Important changes are in the air,” they say. Info: Call Evy at (360) 271-8236.
CRAFTERNOONS: Kitsap Regional Library in Little Boston hosts crafternoons for crafters to get together and work on handmade projects at 2:30 every Wednesday at 31980 Little Boston Road in Kingston. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 297-2670.
HALLOWEEN STORYTIME: Eagle Harbor Books presents local authors Kathryn Galbraith and Deb Lund along with George Shannon, celebrating new books, spooky stories and mask-making for Halloween at 11 a.m. Oct. 25, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. For children ages 3 and up. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.
GHOULSBO: A kids day in downtown Poulsbo will include costumes, Halloween booths, pumpkin decorating, mask making, spooky story time and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11. A fundraiser for the Marine Science Center. Info: (360) 697-3366.
‘ARTHUR’S WORLD:’ An exclusive installation based on Marc Brown’s books and the PBS series “Arthur’s World” is on exhibit at KiDiMu, 305 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge Island. $5 admission, free for members or kids 12 months or younger. Info: www.kidimu.org or call (206) 855-4650.
STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY: The Poulsbo branch of the Kitsap Regional Library presents baby storytime (ages 1-18 months) at 1 p.m. each Tuesday and toddler storytime (ages 18 months-3 years) at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 779-2915.
STORYTIME: Barnes and Noble, in the Kitsap Mall, hosts a weekly storytime for kids at 11 a.m. every Saturday. Info: Call the store at (360) 698-0945.
KITSAPART SCHOOL OF THE ARTS: Offers classes ranging from cartooning to three-dimensional drawing to animal art for kids ages 8 to teens at its school, 3425 NW Byron St. in Old Town Silverdale. Info: www.kitsapart.com or call (360) 662-1542.
EAST COAST SWING: An East Cost Swing Workshop will begin the next Second Saturday Dance at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge. The workshop will be from 7:30-8:15 p.m., followed by a DJ’d dance. Cost is $5 for teens, $10 for adults. Info: www.educatedfeet.net.
BALLROOM DANCE AT THE BREMERTON ELKS: Classes in West Coast Swing and Rumba will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. respectively on Thursdays in October at the Bremerton Elks, 4131 Pine Road in Bremerton. An afternoon dance will follow class. Pre-registration recommended. Info: (360) 877-5181.
BALLROOM DANCE IN GORST: Classes in the Foxtrot and Waltz will be held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays throughout October at the Kitsap Square Dance Association at 6800 Old Belfair Highway in Gorst. Pre-registration recommended. Info: (360) 877-5181.
BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Jerry and Becky Deeter begin another set of six-week classes through Central Kitsap Community Schools Sept. 25 through Nov. 6. Basic class will be from 7-8:15 p.m., followed by intermediate from 8:15-9 p.m. at Fairview Jr. High School, 8107 Central Valley Road in Bremerton. Cost is $70 per couple, $60 for seniors. Info: Call Jerry at (360) 779-4686 or CK Community Schools at (360) 662-1638.
BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES FOR SENIORS: Are held at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday morning at the Bremerton Elks, 4131 Pine Road in Bremerton. No experience necessary, no age limit, no partners required. Classes are one hour, followed by an afternoon dance at 1 p.m. Must pre-register. Info: (360) 877-5181.
BALLROOM IN DANCE CLASSES IN GORST: Are offered at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Kitsap Square Dance Association facility, 6800 Old Belfair Hwy. No experience necessary, no age limit, no partners required. Must pre-register. Info: Call (360) 877-5181.
LINE DANCERS: Kitsap Kickers Line Dance Club meets every Friday and Sunday, 9161 Washington Ave. NW, Silverdale. Fridays: beginners 6-7:30 p.m., $2; advanced 7-9:30 p.m., $4; Sundays: beginners 5-6:30 p.m., $2; advanced 6-8:30 p.m., $4. Information: (360) 697-6753.
MONDAY FOLK DANCING: Scandinavian dance lessons Monday evenings, ongoing at Poulsbo Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St. NE, Poulsbo. Live music every third Monday of month. Information at (360) 779-2460.
LEARN TO SQUARE DANCE: Paws and Taws Square Dance Club hosts weekly lessons 7:30 p.m. every Monday at Kitsap Square Dance Center, 6800 W Belfair Valley Road, Bremerton. First night free, then $3 per lesson. Information at (360) 692-9335.
THE GALLERY AT GRACE HOSTS: “People I Know” oil and dry brush watercolor paintings by Ken Sullen throughout October at 8595 NE Day Road on Bainbridge. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Info: Call (206) 842-9997.
‘THE TREES’: Artist Steven Fogell and poet Bonnie J. Wallace collaborate in “The Trees” an exhibit of paintings and poetry hanging in the lobby gallery of the Bainbridge Performing Arts playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. in Bainbridge. The exhibit will hang throughout the month of October.
THE aCATemy AWARDS: The Verksted Gallery in downtown Poulsbo is hosting a feline-themed show, featuring new works by gallery artists and the entries of an annual photo contest throughout the month of October at 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com or call (360) 697-4470.
TRADITIONAL SEASCAPE ARTIST ROY CARR: Will display his work through the month of October, at Custom Picture Framing, 839 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info: Call Mallory at (360) 876-1031.
COLLECTIVE VISIONS GALLERY: Features four artists new to the co-op during the month of October in its upstairs showroom, in addition to “Inner Thoughts” the art of Barbara J. Mills and Janthina DuSavage in the basement gallery. Both shows will hang through Nov. 1 at 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.collectivevisions.com or call (360) 377-8327.
PRINTMAKERS INVITATIONAL: The Roby King Gallery’s hosts its annual printmaking exhibition featuring woodcuts, linocuts, monotypes and more from a variety of artists throughout October at 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.robykinggalleries.com or call (206) 842-2063.
THREE BY THREE: Three new works by three local fine wood furniture and sculpture artists — Robert Spangler, Howard Todd and Cecil Ross — will be featured throughout October at the Island Gallery, 100 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.theislandgallery.net or call (206) 780-9500.
WORD: Bainbridge Arts and Crafts artists explore what happens when the meaning of words and how they look overlap in it’s show “Word,” up throughout October at 151 Winslow Way in Bainbridge. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.
‘DIA DE LOS MUERTOS’: Carrying on the tradition of the now defunct West Side Burrito Connection and Metropolis galleries, the Artists for Freedom and Unity presents the ninth annual Day of the Dead grisly group art show. The show will hang through the end of October at the AFU, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/artistforfreedomandunity.
THE SOUTH KITSAP ARTISTS SHOW: An exhibit featuring artists from the South Kitsap Artists Association will hang from Oct. 8-30 at the Sidney Musuem and Gallery, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. An artists’ reception is slated for 1-4 p.m. Oct. 12. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com or call (360) 876-3693.
CHECKERS ESPRESSO AND GALLERY: Features “A Tribute to Baseball,” a collection of memorabilia from Wally Heffner, featuring the American, National and Pacific Leagues, the 1955 and 56 World Series, the Negro Leagues and more history from the game in the Pacific Northwest. The show will hang through the month of October at Checkers, 18881 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: Call Jim at (360) 697-2559.
FROM THE ORINOCO TO THE AMAZON: Join Collective Visions photographer Kit Taylor for a slide-show from his recent two-month trip to the Amazon at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Free. Info: (360) 377-8327.
FIND WOOD FURNITURE: Will be the the focus of an exhibit of three new works by three local artists, Cecil Ross, Robert Spangler and Howard Todd at the Island Gallery, 100 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. The show will hang throughout October. Info: www.theislandgallery.net or call (206) 780-9500.
PRINTMAKING ON EXHIBITION: The Roby King Galleries annual invitational printmaking exhibition returns for its 7th year in October. The exhibit features mono-types, lino-cuts, etching, wood cuts and more from a variety of artists through the end of October. Info: www.robykinggalleries.com or call (206) 842-2063.
CHECKERS ESPRESSO: Will be featuring “A Tribute to Baseball” from local artist Wally Heffner throughout the month of October, on its walls at 18881 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: (360) 697-2559.
A HAUNTED WRECKING YARD: S.I.C Customs Inc. presents the 2008 Scrapyard Massacre from 7 p.m. to midnight every Friday and Saturday in October at the Belfair Auto Wrecking Yard, two miles south of Bremerton National Airport, off to the right of Highway 3. Tickets are $12 at the gate, $2 off w/ food donation. Info: www.myspace.com/scarpyardmassacre.
KITSAP HAUNTED FAIRGROUNDS: Will be spooking from 5-11 p.m. Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in East Bremerton. There will be one hour of lights on spooking followed by the full scare from 6-11 p.m. Tickets are $10 general, $20 VIP. Info: www.kitsaphauntedfairgrounds.com.
HALLOWEEN HAUNTED SHIP: The Bremerton Historical Ships Association is hosting their 3rd Annual Haunted Ship to raise funds for maintenance and restoration of the USS Turner Joy. The Turner Joy, located on the Bremerton Boardwalk, will be haunted from 5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 29-30, 5:30-11 p.m. on Halloween. $5 admission. Info: Call John at (360) 478-6223.
BAINBRIDGE BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will be hosting a book sale to benefit the library coffers from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. in Bainbridge. Info: www.bifriends.org.
THE JEWEL BOX POETS SERIES: Comes to a close this month, with a final reading featuring Floating Bridge Review authors Joan Swift, Norm Goodwin, Patrick Forgette and Jane Alynn at 3 p.m., Oct. 19 at the Jewel Box, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. An open mic will follow the readings. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org or email Jenifer at email@example.com.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR: O Magazine, Glamour, Good Housekeeping essayist and cancer survivor — Kelly Corrigan will be reading from signing her new book “The Middle Place” at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Bremerton High School performing arts center, 1500 13th St. in Bremerton. Presented by the Bremerton Education Association. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Info: www.kellycorrigan.com, or call (360) 377-6168 or (360) 307-0115.
SHERMAN ALEXIE WILL BE: Reading from his most recent book, the Washington State Book Award winner “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian” at 5 p.m. Oct. 23 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Following that appearance, Alexie will speak at an event sponsored by West Sound Reads and the Suquamish Foundation at 7:30 p.m. at the Suquamish Tribal Center Gymnasium, 15838 Sandy Hook Road in Poulsbo. Info: www.eaglehaborbooks.com or call the Bainbridge bookstore at (206) 842-5331, or www.libertybaybooks.com or call (360) 779-5909.
CHILDREN’S POET LAUREATE JACK PRELUTSKY: Will be coming to Kitsap, combining his humorous poems and songs for an audience of kids of all ages at 3 p.m., Oct. 25 at Central Kitsap High School, at the top of Anderson Hill in Silverdale. Co-sponsored by Barnes and Noble, part of the Month of the Book at KRL. Info: www.krl.org.
HARPER LEE’S SOUTH: Bainbridge Islanders will discuss their experience as Southerners in the 1940s, 50s and 60s in “Cotton, Southern Comfort and Jim Crow: The Culture of Harper Lee’s South” at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Bainbridge library, 1270 Madison Ave. in Bainbridge. Info: www.krl.org, or call (206) 842-4162.
‘IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT’: The 1967 film will be shown at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Bainbridge library, followed by a discussion. Part of the Kitsap Regional Library’s One Book One Community. Info: www.krl.org, or call (206) 842-4162.
‘BREAKFAST AT SALLY’S’: Eagle Harbor Book Company presents author Richard LeMieux reading from his book “Breakfast at Sally’s” an astonishingly frank memoir about one man’s resilience in the face of economic disaster at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.
DR. STEPHEN CURTIS PRESENTS: His book “Understanding Your Child’s Puzzling Behavior” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Liberty Bay Books, 18881 Front St., ste. D in downtown Poulsbo. Free. Info: www.lifespanpress.blogspot.com or call Liberty Bay at (360) 779-5909.
BAINBRIDGE TRAVELOGUE SERIES PRESENTS: “Walking the Gobi” with Helen Thayer at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. in Bainbridge. Info: Call (206) 842-4162.
TEA WITH DEBBIE MACOMBER: Liberty Bay Books presents an afternoon with the Port Orchard-based author and her new book “Knit Together” at 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Inn at Port Ludlow as part of the Women’s National Book Association book club month. Cost is $12. Info: (360) 779-5909.
SILVERDALE WRITERS’ ROUND TABLE: Meets at 9:30 p.m. Saturdays at Austin Chase Coffee, 9621 Mickelberry Road in Silverdale for support and development in a positive atmosphere. Info: Call Bob at (360) 830-4968.
LIBERTY BAY BOOKS: Has updated its listing for its book groups. All groups meet at Liberty Bay Books — 18881-D on Front St. in Downtown Poulsbo. Revised listings are as follows:
Joy Luck: 11 a.m. First Friday monthly
Daytime: 10 a.m. Second Tuesday monthly
Non-Fiction: 10 a.m. Third Wednesday monthly
Evening: 7 p.m. Third Wednesday monthly
Books and Brew: 7 p.m. third Friday monthly, ages 21-39.
Mystery: 10 a.m. Fourth Thursday monthly
Info: www.libertybaybooks.com, (360) 779.5909 or e-mail
SILVERDALE BOOK SALE: Silverdale Friends of the Library used book sale every Tuesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Silverdale Library, 3450 NE Carlton.
ADULT WRITERS CRITIQUE GROUP: Has openings for interested writers. The group meets at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 3431 Lowell St. in Old Town Silverdale. Info: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 598-2375 after 7 p.m.
FOR CONCISE CRITIQUING: And stimulation, join the Fiction Writer’s Workshop which meets at 7 p.m. every Monday night at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse — 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. Cost is $6 per meeting, which includes a latte. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call Marianna (360) 779-9199 for poetry or Sue (360) 297-3713 for fiction.
LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Local duo The Ride presents its original folk rock at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, followed by Stanley Greenthal’s original music from Scotland, the Balkans and beyond at the same time Oct. 11. Sunday, Oct. 12, will be an open mic for all styles. All shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.
WINTERLAND FEATURES: The Missionary Position with Sister Hyde, S.G.F.Y and Keg at 9 p.m. Oct. 10, followed by Robot Pi, Event Staff and 1970 at the same time Oct. 11. Both shows are 21+ with a $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks or call (360) 479-5686.
THE CHARLESTON PRESENTS: Portland band Rum Rebellion with All on Seven (from Sacremento, Calif.) and Bremerband The Hills Have Rivers at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 followed by Alpine Vista with guests at the same time Oct. 10 and The Extinct with Muppet Fetish, Triple Forte, Life Long War, Degenerated at more at the same time Oct. 11. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.
THE MANETTE SALOON HOSTS: Prolifix at 9 p.m. Oct. 10, followed by Cassie Corelle with Sseason of Vision at the same time Oct. 11. Both shows are 21+ with a $5 cover at the Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/manettesaloon or call (360) 297-0801.
TIZLEY’S EUROPUB HOSTS: Kitsap Celtic duo Rick May and Gil Yslas at 8 p.m. Oct. 10 followed by singer/songwriter Ali Marcus at the same time Oct. 11. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, no cover at Tizleys off of Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: www.tizleys.com or call (360) 394-0080.
THE GLOBAL BEAN PRESENTS: A Celtic jam session at 7 p.m. tonight, followed by Seattle singer/songwriter Daniel Adams at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 and Robert Jon at 8 p.m. Oct. 11. All shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road, Ste. 101 in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com or call (360) 692-9582.
CESAR MEDEL: Will be giving a concert of classical guitar, presented by Music Community Resources at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Island Music Guild Hall, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.cesarmedel.com, www.musiccommunityresources.com or call the IMG at (206) 780-6911.
KITSAP CELTIC DUO: Rick May and Gil Yslas will be present a concert of traditional Celtic tunes with special guest David Denz at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Island Music Guild, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15. Info: www.islandmusic.org.
JAZZ WITH MARK LEWIS: Jazz sax and flute master Mark Lewis performs every Thursday with a different guest at the El Coral Mexican Restaurant, 536 Fourth St. in Bremerton. This week his guest will be Ted Enderle on bass, followed by Ray Ohls on piano Oct. 9, Norm Bellas on piano Oct. 16, Bub Pratt on guitar Oct. 23 and Overton Berry on piano Oct. 30. Shows are all ages, no cover from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Info: www.marklewismusic.com or call El Coral at (360) 479-2239.
ZEITGEIST CONCERT SERIES RETURNS: featuring Wildildlife, Mammatus, Emeralds, Puma Run and Wizard Wagon at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Island Music Guild Hall, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.myspace.com/zeitgeistconcertseries, www.islandmusic.org, or call (206) 780-6911.
THE WHATEVERLY BROTHERS: Will perform following an acoustic open mic at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Seabold Second Saturdays at the Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road on Bainbridge. Play or pay $5, kids free. Info: www.thewhateverlybrothers.com or call Larry at (206) 842-5099.
NEUTRALBOY: Will be throwing down an all ages show with Murderland and Android Hero at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Artists For Freedom and Unity Hall, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/artistforfreedomandunity.
INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED JAZZ DUO: David Friesen and Uwe Kropinski will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Collective Visions Gallery concert series, 331 Pacific Ave. in downtown Bremerton. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 at the door. Info: www.davidfriesen.net, www.kropinski.com or call the CVG at (360) 377-8327.
JAZZ AT THE BAYSIDE BROILER: Upstairs on the wharf, 18779 Front Street, Poulsbo, will feature the jazz trio The Lindsays from 6-8 p.m. every Friday and Don Wiens' mellow jazz on Tenor Sax from 5:45-8:45 p.m. every Saturday. Info:www.baysidebroiler.net.
JAZZ WITH MARK LEWIS: Local jazzman is performing with a slue of different Northwest jazz musicians from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays throughout the month at the El Coral Mexican restaurant in Bremerton. Info: www.marklewismusic.com or call (360) 692-2540.
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.
ONGOING JAM SESSIONS: At the Island Music Guild — 10598 Valley Road 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 697-6192.
Samspel Scandinavian Jam/less: Led by Jane Landstra from 4-5:30 p.m. on the fourth Fridays. Info: email@example.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.
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 GREAT PENINSULA CONSERVANCY: Will host a Gorst Creek Nature Walk with local naturalist and tree expert Jim Trainer at 9 a.m. Oct. 18, followed by a leisurely walk along the northern stretches of the Clear Creek Trail at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Reservations are required, call the GPC office at (360) 373-3500. Info: www.greatpeninsula.org.
THE BLOEDEL RESERVE: A 150-acre preserve on Bainbridge Island is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a public garden with a free day for the general public from 12-4 p.m. Oct. 13 in addition to a free lecture presented by the Reserve’s executive director Richard Brown at 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.bloedelreserve.org
KITSAP AUDUBON SOCIETY PRESENTS: Guest speaker Idie Ulsh and her program “Winged Architects: Fascinating World of Bird Nests,” from eagles to hummingbirds, at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the meeting room of the Poulsbo Library, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.kitsapaudubon.org or call (360) 692-8180.
DRAGONFLY FARMS NURSERY: Located at 34881 Hansville Road in Kingston hosts a farmers market featuring local artisans from 12-4 p.m. every Friday. Info: www.dragonflyfarmsnursery.com or call (360) 638-1292.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
THE LYNWOOD THEATRE PRESENTS: Just one film this week, “The Duchess” starring Kiera Knightley and Ralph Fiennes, based on the biography “Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire” Oct. 10-16, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For tickets and show time info, go to www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-3080.
THE ORCHARD THEATER: Will be playing “Choke” and “Frozen River” this week, Oct. 10-16, along with a one-night-only showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at midnight Oct. 11. For show time and ticket information, go to www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 850-1082.
A BAINBRIDGE FILM DISCUSSION: Centered on the 1967 movie “In the Heat of the Night” will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Bainbridge Island Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Part of the Month of the Book at KRL. Info: www.krl.org.
‘GOOD FOOD’ THE FILM: As part of Green October, Sustainable Bainbridge will be hosting a film that premiered at the 2008 Seattle International Film Festival which introduces local farmers, ranchers, stores and restaurants that are building a sustainable food system at 5 p.m. Oct. 18 and 29. Filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin will be present for both screenings. Info: www.sustainablebainbridge.net or call (206) 842-4439.
THE ADMIRAL THEATRE PRESENTS: ‘The Oxford Murders’ a 2008 thriller starring Elijah Wood, John Hurt and Leonor Watling as part of its Independent Film Series at 7 p.m. Oct. 10, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Tickets are $7. Info: www.admiraltheatre.org or call (360) 373-6743.
THE ADMIRAL THEATRE PRESENTS: Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 thriller “The Birds” as part of its Classic Film Series at 7 p.m. Oct. 17, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Cost is $7. Info: www.admiraltheatre.org or call (360) 373-6743.
‘PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM’: Plays at the Jewel Box for one more weekend with curtains at 8 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11. Tickets are $14 general, $12 seniors, students and military. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org or call (360) 779-9688.
THE PORTABLE REALITY SHOW: The Jewel Box Theatre’s resident improv troupe will be gettin’ down at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Jewel Box, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Tickets are $10 general, $8 for seniors, students and military. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org, myspace.com/improvrocks.
‘THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA’: The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest presents “The Complete History of America Abridged,” a wacky comedy just in time for elections, directed by Darren Hembd Oct. 24-Nov. 8. All performances will be at the Panda Inn, 4180 Kitsap Way in Bremerton, $25 for the show and a meal. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. followed by the show at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org or call (360) 792-8601.
‘INHERIT THE WIND’: Island Theatre presents a staged reading of the 1955 American Classic, touring the county’s library branches Oct. 2 in Silverdale, Oct. 3 in Bainbridge, Oct. 4 in Manchester, Oct. 10 in Port Orchard, Oct. 11 in Kingston, Oct. 12 in Poulsbo, Oct. 17 in Bremerton, Oct. 18 in Little Boston, Oct. 19 on Sylvan Way and Oct. 28 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. By donation. Info: www.islandtheatre.org, www.krl.org or call (360) 405-9100.
‘ELEKTRA’ THE OPERA: Kitsap Regional Library hosts an opera preview of Sophocles’ ancient tragedy “Elektra” by R. Strauss at 2:15 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Heninger Meeting Room of the Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Free. Info: (360) 405-9100.
ISLAND THEATRE PRESENTS: A staged reading of “As Bees in Honey Drown” by Douglas Carter Beane at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. By donation. Info: www.islandtheatre.org or call (206) 842-4162.
CSTOCK PRESENTS: It’s 23rd season debut with ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ a country-flavored musical directed by Gwen Adams, Meredith Ellringer and Christine Usher at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19. It will play through Oct. 12 with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays at the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. Ticket prices have changed to $15 for adults, $12 for seniors/students/military, $10 for kids under 11. Info: www.cstock.org.
WESTERN WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS: premiered its new season with “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” Sept. 26. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays. Info: www.wwca.us or call (360) 769-7469.
THE CHANGING SCENE THEATRE: Presents Morning Fables, featuring dramatic readings of classic fables, stories and tales from Aesop, Grimm and others at 10 a.m. every Saturday beginning Sept. 2 at the CST playhouse, 5889 State Highway 303 in East Bremerton. Tickets are $3, kids under 2 free. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org or call (360) 792-8601.
BAINBRIDGE PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE SCHOOL: Registration for fall classes for grades one through nine is currently under way. Classes begin in mid-September. Interested parties may review classes and download registration forms online at http://www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/Education/TheatreSchool.html. Info: Call (206) 842.8578 to learn more and register today.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHOCOLATE FEST 2008: Back by popular demand, the Puget Sound Genealogical Society sponsors the second annual Chocolate Fest from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 11 at Le Garmanche Cafe , 1327 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Chocolates, desserts, confections, door prizes and more. Tickets are $15, available through the PSGS library at 2501 SE Mile Hill Dr., Ste. 102, or by calling (360) 874-8813.
POULSBO FARMERS MARKET: Has extended its season and will remain open through Oct. 18. The PFM hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the medical center parking lot near the intersection of Iverson Street and 10th Avenue in Poulsbo. Info: www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org.
SLAUGHTER COUNTY ROLLER VIXENS: Will take on the Jet City Roller Girls in a doubleheader for the first bout of Season 2 at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at Sk8 Town, 1501 Piperberry in Port Orchard. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Info: www.slaughtercountyrollervixens.com, myspace.com/slaughtercountyvixens.
ELECTRONIC RECYCLING: The organization Sustainable Bainbridge will be hosting taking computers, TV’s, cell phones, stereos, compact fluorescent lamps and other electrical items to dispose of environmentally from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at Woodward Middle School, 9125 Sportsman Club Road on bainbridge. Part of “Green October.” Info: www.sustainablebainbridge.net or call Els at (206) 842-7939.
‘OPERATION SLEEPING BAG’: Monica’s Waterfront Bakery in Old Towne Silverdale is accepting donations on behalf of the Taking It To The Streets ministry in their second annual sleeping bag drive. Sleeping bags and monetary contributions will be accepted at 3472 NW Byron St. in Silverdale through the fall. Info: www.waterfrontbakery.com or call (360) 698-2991.
PORT GAMBLE GHOST WALKS: Are slated throughout the month of October, exploring Port Gamble by flashlight, searching for ghosts throughout a town with a history of supernatural activity. Tours are slated for 7 p.m. Oct. 11, 15, 25 and 31. Reservation required, $10 per person. Info: (360) 297-8074 or go to www.portgamble.com and select “Events.”
HOME AND REMODEL EXPO: The Home Builders Association of Kitsap County hosts its annual Home and Remodel Expo Oct. 10-12 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. Info: www.kitsaphba.com or call (360) 479-5778.
TEXAS HOLD ‘EM TOURNEY: A $25 buy-in Texas Hold ‘Em tournament raising funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma research will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the American Legion Hall, 27580 Breidablik Lane in Poulsbo. There will also be a raffle, silent auction and food and refreshments. Info: Call Ellen at (360) 697-5724.
A SCAVENGER HUNT FOR WINES: The Kitsap Wine Society will challenge attendees to find a wine from a particular grape from the equator region to bring, share and discuss with the group at its next event 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Ambrosia Catering in East Bremerton. Cost is $15 plus wine for members, $20 plus for non-members. Info: www.kitsapwines.org or call (360) 698-0522.
‘BOOK YOUR PASSAGE’: The Kitsap Regional Library Foundation hosts its annual gala dinner and auction at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside. Tickets are $50. Info: Call (360) 405-9127.
96th ANNUAL LUTEFISK DINNER: All you can eat lutefisk processed in the conventional Norwegian manner along with meatballs, potatoes, lefse and more will be from 11:40 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Christian Center next to the iconic church overlooking Poulsbo on Fourth St. Cost is $20 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, children under 5 free.
SECOND ANNUAL HARVEST DINNER: A major fundraiser for the Poulsbo Farmers Market will be Oct. 19 at MorMor Bistro and Bar in downtown Poulsbo, featuring locally grown produce and products, silent and live auctions and more. Info: www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org or call (360) 649-0274.
‘THE BIG ONE’: A traveling earthquake exhibit from the University of Washington’s Burke Museum will be at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, 215 Erickson Ave., through December 31. Info: www.bainbridgehistory.org or call (206) 842-2773.
CHESS PLAYERS: The Kitsap Regional Library in downtown Bremerton hosts games with resident players from the Kitsap County Chess Club from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays at 612 Fifth St. in Bremerton. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 377-3955.
FREE FIRST THURSDAYS: The board of directors at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum are now offering free admission to the museum, located at 215 Ericksen Ave. on Bainbridge, during the first Thursday of every month. Info: www.bainbridgehistory.org or call (206) 842-2773.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.