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ARTS & CRAFTS

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS: Don Paulson and Laurie Usher are hosting a three-day workshop and exploration of Nature Photography in a Digital Age May 8-10 at the Seabold Christian Conference Center. Classroom time and in the field instructions aim will teach how to take full advantage of digital features. Cost with workshops, meals and lodging is $345. To register, contact the Seabeck Conference Center at www.seabeck.org or call (360) 830-5010.

KITSAP ARTS AND CRAFTS: Will hold a general meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 7 at the North Kitsap Fire and Rescue station, 26642 Miller Bay Road in Kingston. Plans are under way for the 49th Annual Kitsap Arts & Crafts Festival. Info: www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com.

A NEW JURIED ARTS FAIR: On Bainbridge Island — Bainbridge Arts Fair — is accepting applications from fine art and crafts artists of all mediums for its first fair. It will take place July 11-13 at Waterfront Park. For application and guidelines, call (206) 842-7901 or visit www.artshum.org and click on Bainbridge Arts Fair. Deadline is March 20.

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND STUDIO TOUR: Is seeking artists for its summer tour, slated for Aug. 8-10 and winter edition scheduled for Dec. 5-7. Applications are available at the Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce and also online at www.bistudiotour.com. Deadline is March 20. Info: Call Dinah at (206) 842-0504 or e-mail bistudiotour@earthlink.net.

A IS FOR ARTISTS GALLERY: A not-for-profit artist owned and run gallery on Bainbridge Island is seeking artists. Info: www.AisforArtistsGallery.com or call (206) 842-2434.

2008 CAPITOL CITY VISUAL ARTS: Juried exhibit, hosted by the Olympia Art League June 20-July 26 at South Puget Sound Community College, is looking for artists ages 18 and up. Fine art in any medium may be entered. Submission fee for up to three entries is $25. For a complete prospectus, go to www.olympiaartleague.com, select “Art Related Activities” and pick “Annual Juried Show.” Postmark deadline is April 1. Info: E-mail show chair Susan Hartman at susan309@comcast.net.

CALL TO ARTISTS: The Kingston Art Gallery, a cooperative gallery, is expanding and looking for fine artists and art teachers to fill its additional classroom and gallery space. Interested artists and teachers should contact Patty at (360) 297-2095 or e-mail pawsmac@mac.com.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: Hansville Arts and Crafts Guild invites local artists and crafters to its annual studio tour which will be April 25-26. Artists interested in participating or even hosting a site should contact Ardy at (360) 638-1770 or Marci at (360) 286-8290.

KITSAP POSTER CONTEST: The Kitsap Arts and Crafts Festival, held annually in summertime in Port Gamble, has put out a call to artists for its poster contest. The deadline is May 1. Info: www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, a 60-year-old non-profit gallery and arts organization will hold open juries eight times during 2008 for artists interested in showing and selling work at the BAC Gallery located on Winslow Way in Bainbridge. Remaining jury dates are set for March 19, April 14, May 21, June 18, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.

THE VERKSTED GALLERY: A 20-year-old cooperative art gallery located at 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo is now accepting applications from artists in the following mediums: baskets, fiber art, leather work, oils, acrylic, metal art, encaustic, and other unique arts and crafts. Must be able to work two days a month, participate in committee work and pay a monthly rent. To apply, pick up an application from the gallery or call Lynn at (360) 297-4096. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com.

THE SOUTH KITSAP ARTISTS: Association meets from 6-8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at Cedar Heights Junior High School — 2220 Pottery Ave. in Port Orchard. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., visitors, first-timers welcome. Info: Call president Loretta Anderson at (360) 876-1415.

GLASS ART JUNKIES: A group with interests in all kinds of glass art from beaded to fused and stained glass meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Subway near the Silverdale Albertsons. All skill levels welcome. Info: Susan at (360) 598-4600.

DRAWING THE HUMAN FIGURE: Life Drawing (the human figure) classes are from noon to 2 p.m. each Monday at the Bremerton Eagles at Sixth and Washington. Cost is $10 per class. Info: (360) 377-7296.

AUDITIONS

MOZART’S MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: Auditions for vocalists for the Bremerton Symphony Orchestra performance will be between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. March 22 at Olympic College in Bremerton. An accompanist will be provided. To schedule an appointment, contact Gena Wales at (360) 373-1722 or e-mail gwales@symphonic.org.

COMEDY

THE BEST COMICS OF: The Seattle International Comedy Competition will be coming back to Bremerton at 8 p.m. March 29 at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave., featuring 2006 winner Damonde Tschritter. Guaranteed laughs, show may contain adult material. Tickets are $25 on the main floor, $20 balcony. Info: www.admiraltheatre.org or call (360) 373-6743.

DANCE

BALLROOM DANCE FOR SENIORS: Classes are held at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday morning at the Bremerton Elks lodge, 4131 Pine Road in Bremerton. An afternoon dance follows starting at 1 p.m. No experience or partner required. Must pre-register to reserve a space. Info: (360) 877-5181.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings starting April 1 at the Kitsap Square Dance Association facility, 6800 Old Belfair Hwy. in Gorst. Each month a different type of dance is offered. Partners aren’t required, however pre-registration is. Info: (360) 877-5181.

LATIN NIGHT DANCE LESSON: Sheila Phillips from the Educated Feet Dance Company will give a salsa lesson with a guest instructor at 7:30 p.m. March 22 at the Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road on Bainbridge. The lesson will be followed by a DJ’d dance. Cost is $5 for teens, $10 for adults. Info: www.educatedfeet.net or email sheila@educatedfeet.net.

MASTER JAZZ DANCE CLASSES: Taught by Duane George will be one day only April 12 at Galletta School of Dance and Performing Arts 19351 8th Ave., Ste. 100 in Poulsbo. Class schedule is as follows: beginners ($15) from 12-1 p.m., intermediate ($20) from 1-2:30 p.m. and advanced ($25) from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Registration required. Info: www.gallettadance.com or call (360) 779-1122.

GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS

PATRICIA HUELLE: Is the featured artist during March at the Silverdale Fine Arts Gallery, 9020 NW Washington Ave. in Silverdale. She will be exhibiting her collection of oil-painted florals, settings and still-lifes. Info: www.silverdalefinearts.com or call the gallery at (360) 698-5527.

WHIMSICAL NASHVILLE ARTIST: Nathaniel Mather will bring his thought-provoking art to Gallery Fraga, 166 Winslow Way E on Bainbridge, during the month of March. Info: www.nathanielmather.com, www.galleryfraga.com or call the gallery at (206) 842-1150.

HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS: Of Bainbridge, Seattle and the greater Northwest are the theme of the March exhibit at the Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E on Bainbridge. Images include panoramic views, logging history, historical maps and more. Info: www.robykinggalleries.com or call (206) 842-2063.

THE EMOTIONS OF COLOR: Will be explored during March at A is for Artists Gallery, 123 Bjune Dr. on Bainbridge. Will Gibson’s large-scale acrylics, Mary Ann Daley’s multi-sized watercolors and Irene Yesley’s silk on board will be featured. Info: www.aisforartistsgallery.com or call (206) 842-2434.

COLLECTIVE VISIONS SHOWCASES: Its four newest members — ceramic sculptor Frank Carsey, painter Gail Hornsby, stone sculptor Howard Jackson and photographer Harry Longstreet through March 29 at the Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.collectivevisions.com or call (360) 377-8327.

DOORS: Are the subject of an upcoming exhibition at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery. BAC artists take a look at the practical, the decorative and the mysterious through April 11 at The Gallery, 151 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.

SHARING OUR STORIES: The Gallery at Grace Episcopal Church will host more than 15 women artists for a massive group exhibition called “Sharing Our Stories” that will hang through April 30. Info: www.gracehere.org or call Ann at (206) 842-9997, e-mail annie@gracehere.org.

LITERARY

BAINBRIDGE AUTHOR JOE UPTON: Returns to Eagle Harbor Books at 7:30 p.m. March 27 to share his recently released book “The Alaska Cruise Handbook.” Free and open to the public at Eagle Harbor, 157 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge, followed by question and answer session and a book signing. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

BAINBRIDGE BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will host a book sale to benefit the library coffers from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 25 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. Info: www.bifriends.org.

EAGLE HARBOR BOOKSTORE: Is holding a limerick contest dedicated to Bainbridge place names. All are invited to enter, no limits on the number of entries. Submit by mail — 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 — email — staff@eagleharborbooks.com — or in person. Deadline is March 30. Info: (206) 842-5332.

SEATTLE AUTHOR: Robert Dugoni will offer a behind-the-scenes look at writing a suspense novel, while also presenting a short reading and sign copies of his latest release “Damage Control,” at 7:30 p.m. March 20 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.robertdugoni.com, www.eagleharborbooks.com or call the store (206) 842-5332.

REGISTRATION HAS OPENED: For the third annual Field’s End writers’ conference which will feature guests like Roy Blount, Jr., Timothy Egan, Laura Kalpakian and more April 26 at Kiana Lodge in Suquamish. Cost is $150 per person. Info: www.fieldsend.org.

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

libertybaybooks@embarqmail.net. 

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 blsacre@juno.com 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.

MUSIC

VERSUS THE WORLD: Will be throwing down with Steelscape and KEG at 9:30 p.m. March 21 at the Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. At the same time March 22, Stone Axe will take the stage with Bender and The Golden Pig Electric Blues Band. Both shows are 21+ with a $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrockbones or call the bar at (360) 479-5686.

THE BOYS OF GREENWOOD GLEN: A self-professed “drinking band with an Irish problem” will be jiggin at 9 p.m. March 22 at the Ironhead Saloon, 2711 Sixth St. in Bremerton. At the same time March 21, Dicktionhead will be rocking with 12 Gauge Saint and All Bets on Death. Info: www.myspace.com/ironheadsaloon.

CLR, SGFY: Madmartigan and Red, White and Die will be getting wicked at 7 p.m. March 22 at the Artists for Freedom and Unity Hall, 318 N. Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/artistforfreedomandunity or call (360) 782-1329.

MERCURIUS: Will jam with Olympia’s Mojo Filta at 9:30 p.m. March 21 at the Manette Saloon, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. At the same time March 22, the Manette welcomes back Sideways Reign and Trip the Light Fantastic of Tacoma. Both shows are 21+ with a $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/manettesaloon or call (360) 792-0801.

JOY KILLS SORROW: Bainbridge Island banjoist Wes Corbett’s band will be playing a special show with gypsy jazz band Hot Club Sandwich at 7:30 p.m. March 26 at the Island Music Guild, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. Tickets are $17 adult, $7 youth. Info: www.joykillssorrow.com, www.hotclubsandwich.com, www.islandmusic.org or call the IMG at (206) 780-6911.

THE STARLINGS: A harmony-driven Americana/folk band based in Seattle, will be releasing its second album “Marveling the While” on Bainbridge Island at 7:30 p.m. March 29 at the Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road. Tickets are $15 general, $10 seniors/students. Presented by Music Community Resources. Info: www.starlingsmusic.com, www.musiccommunityresources.com or call (206) 842-5485.

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 GRAND OPENING: For Bremerton’s newest all ages music venue, The Charleston, is slated for 6 p.m. April 5 featuring Bristle, Y.I.A., CLR, The Extinct and Kamakazi Sex Pilots at 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue or e-mail thecharleston333@yahoo.com.

LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: For the weekend March 21-23 — folksy, experimental fiddler Hank Veenstra performs Friday night while South Sound bluegrass/Americana band Rocking Chair Money will jam Saturday. There will be no open mic this Sunday. Both shows are all ages, by donation, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Pegasus Coffeehouse, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.

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.

SPRING CONCERT SERIES: At the Island Gallery on Bainbridge Island will continue with a second evening of chamber music at 7:30 p.m. March 28 at the gallery, 100-106 Madison Ave. N, featuring a quartet playing Mozart, Prokofiev and more. Info: www.theislandgallery.net or call (206) 780-9500.

CONCERT ROCK VIOLINIST: Aaron Meyer will be playing Collective Visions’ Gallery concert series at 7 p.m. March 21 at the gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Info: www.aaronmeyer.com, www.collectivevisions.com or call (360) 377-8327.

DVORAK’S SYMPHONY NO. 7: Is the main course for the Bremerton Symphony’s next classic series concert at 7:30 p.m. March 22 at the Bremerton Performing Arts Center, 1500 13th St. at Bremerton High School. Jeffrey Fair will also perform Strauss’ Horn Concerto on the evening. Tickets are $24 adults, $10 children. Info: www.bremertonsymphony.org or call (360) 373-1722.

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.

NEW VENUE FOR LIVE MUSIC: The Clubhouse, formerly Cookies, hosts weekly open mic nights emceed by Randy Parsons with sign ups at 9 p.m. Wednesdays at the bar — 332 S National Ave. in Bremerton. Free. Info: (360) 373-5643.

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

BREMERTON URBAN GARDEN SOCIETY: Is hosting a free series of gardening classes titled “Grow Your Own Food” at the Sylvan Way branch of the Kitsap Regional Library this spring. The next of which “Growing Fruit in Your Own Backyard” will be at 6:30 p.m. April 7 as Joe Machcinski presents. Info: Call Jim at (360) 405-6423.

CENTRAL VALLEY GARDEN CLUB: Meets the first Tuesday (April 1) of each month at the VFW Hall, 9981 Central Valley Road in Bremerton. The club is preparing for its annual plant sale which will be April 25-26. Guests are welcome. Info: Call Jane at (360) 779-9927.

THE KITSAP COUNTY DAHLIA SOCIETY: Is having its annual tuber sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 4 and 5 at its new location — the Crystal Grange at 2160 Paulson Road near Central Valley Road in Central Kitsap. Tubers will also be sold from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kitsap Saddle Club at 1470 Saddle Club Road off Mile Hill Drive in Port Orchard. Info: www.kitsapdahlias.org or call Pat at (360) 698-0123.

MASTER GARDENER FOUNDATION: Of Kitsap presents “Pruning Roses” with master gardner Ray Etheredge at 1 p.m. March 19 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds Eagle’s Nest meeting. Free. Info: Contact Debra at (253) 857-9094.

BREMERTON FARMERS MARKET: Is seeking vendors as well as musicians to perform, for its 2008 market season — May 15 through Oct. 9, 4-7:30 p.m. every Thursday in the parking lot of the Seaside Community Church at Evergreen Park in Bremerton. Info: www.bremertonmarket.com, e-mail bremertonmarket@gmail.com or contact Tiffany at (360) 621-5934.

GOING GREEN: Sustainable Living in the home and garden is the theme of 2008’s Home and Garden Show, slated for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 22 at Woodward Middle School, 9125 Sportsman Club Road on Bainbridge. TV personality Ciscoe Morris and local celebrity James Cutler are slated to speak. Info: www.bainbridgechamberevents.com or call (206) 842-3700.

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 LYNWOOD THEATER: Located at 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge, will feature Academy Award Animated Shorts for three days only March 21-23 in addition to its regular showing of “In Bruges.” For tickets and show time information visit www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-3080.

THE ORCHARD THEATER: Will features “Penelope,” “In Bruges” and “Diary of the Dead” March 21-24 at it’s 822 Bay St. location in downtown Port Orchard. For ticket and show time info, visit www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 895-0564.

THEATER

‘THE SOUND OF MUSIC:’ One of the Bremerton Community Theatre’s biggest undertakings premiere at 7:30 p.m. April 4 at the BCT playhouse, 599 Lebo Blvd. in Bremerton. Tickets are $12 general, $11 seniors/students and $8 for kids under 12. Info: www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.org or call (360) 373-5152.

THE EDGE IMPROV: Will be getting wacky at its monthly show coming up at 7:30 p.m. April 5 at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 general, $10 for seniors, military and youth. Info: www.theedgeimprov.com, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-4560

‘PAINTING CHURCHES:’ Both a touching and funny family affair written by Tina Howe will be on the boards at the Jewel Box Theatre, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo starting at 8 p.m. March 28, running through April 26 with shows at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and matinees at 2 p.m. April 6 and 13. Tickets are $14 general, $12 for seniors, students and military. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org or call (360) 779-9688.

‘THE PILGRIMAGE’ PUPPET SHOW: By Craig Jacobrown will be presented one-day-only April 5 at the Jewel Box Theatre, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Show times are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are $7, kids under three free. Reservations suggested. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org or call (360) 779-9688.

‘ROMANCING THE BUDDHA:’ A one-man play based on the book by Bainbridge author Michael Lisagor will premiere at 7:30 p.m. March 22 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. The play focuses on the impact of a chronic illness on relationships, emotional health and family and how Lisagor dealt embracing Buddhism. Tickets are $15, on sale at Eagle Harbor Books and Island Fitness. Proceeds go the MS Walk. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.

BPA PRESENTS “Woodpile:” an original play by local playwright Sara Anne Scribner at 7:30 p.m. March 27-29 at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Playhouse 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. The play examines present day “isms” amidst a Southern family after receiving surprising ethnic results from a DNA test. Tickets are $15. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.

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.

SPRING EGG HUNT: Pheasant Fields Farm, 13274 Clear Creek Road in Silverdale is expanding its egg hunt this year with hopes that every child attending from 3-5 p.m. March 22 will get the chance to hunt for eggs. Other events like story time and seed planting are a part of the fair. Cost is $2 or a canned food donation. Info: www.pheasantfields.com or call (360) 697-6224.

MILITARY OFFICER’S: Association of America will have its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. March 28 at the Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road in Bremerton. A social hour will be followed by lunch at noon. Guest speakers include Lindy Dosher and Cynthia Richards of the Puget Sound Navy Museum and the Naval Undersea Museum. The MOAA is open to those who hold, or have ever held, commission or warrant in any component of the Armed Forces. Info: (360) 871-3159.

THE GRAND ‘OL FOURTH: Bainbridge celebration is seeking vendors for its 2008 event. Applications are available at the Bainbridge Chamber and online at www.bainbridgechamber.com. Deadline is May 23. Info: Call Elizabeth or Kevin at (206) 842-3700.

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.

HOME IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOPS: The Home Depot, located at 21750 Markteplace, near Wal-Mart in Poulsbo, hosts free do-it-yourself workshops every weekend. At 7 p.m. Thursdays: installing bathroom faucets; 10 a.m. Saturdays: energy efficient doors and windows; 11 a.m. Saturdays: working with tile; 1 p.m. Sundays: fixing a leaky toilet. Info: Call the store (360) 779-9924.

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 (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.

SUBMIT YOUR CALENDAR ENTRIES TO: bmickelson@northkitsapherald.com, fax (360) 779-8276 or mail What's Up Calendar, PO Box 278, 18887 SR 305 Ste. 700, Poulsbo, WA, 98370.

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