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2008 CAPITOL CITY VISUAL ARTS: Juried exhibit, hosted by the Olympia Art League June 20 to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL TO ARTISTS: The Kingston Art Gallery, a cooperative gallery, is expanding and looking for fine artists and art teachers to fill its planned classroom and gallery space. Interested artists and teachers should contact Patty at (360) 297-2095 or e-mail email@example.com.
CALLING ALL ARTISTS: Hansville Arts and Crafts Guild invites local artists and crafters to its annual studio tour April 25-26. Artists interested in participating or hosting a site should contact Carey at (360) 638-1770 or Marci at (360) 286-8290. Deadline for application and fees is March 10.
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 design. The deadline is May 1. Info: www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com
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.
BPAS CAMP TEEN BROADWAY: Will host auditions for Thoroughly Modern Mille from 1-7 p.m. March 2 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Rehearsals will be June 30-July 30, run dates July 30 to Aug. 3. Class tuition is $475. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 714-5766.
THE MOUNTAINEERS PLAYERS: Will hold auditions for their summer production of A Midsummer Nights Dream (The Rock N Roll Retelling) from 7-9 p.m. March 4 in Poulsbo. Call (206) 542-7815 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
THE BELLYDANCE SUPERSTARS: Which began their reign on the 2003 Lollapalooza tour, will be playing the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave., March 8, with dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are $35 main floor, $27 loge, $18 balcony. Dinner tickets are $66. Info: www.bellydancesuperstars.com, www.admiraltheatre.org or call the Admiral box office (360) 373-6743.
SPRING TANGO CLASSES: Central Kitsap Community Schools presents Tango dance classes led by Jerry and Becky Deeter beginning March 6. Classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, cost is $70 per couple, $60 per couple for seniors. Info: Call CK Community schools at (360) 662-1638 or Jerry at (360) 779-4686.
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.
MOSTLY SQUARES: Is the title of Bridget Feighans exhibit of paintings which hangs through February 29 on the walls of Checkers Espresso 18881 Front St. in Poulsbo. An artists reception is slated for 2-4 p.m. March 2. Info: Call Checkers at (360) 697-2559.
ON THE MARK: A show of work by Bernadette Cotinola will hang through March 7 at Old Town Custom Framing and Gallery, 3255 NW Lowell St. in Silverdale. She specializes in more than 20 mediums. Meet the artist from noon to 4 p.m. March 1. Info: www.oldtowncustomframing.com or call (360) 698-1507.
THE EMOTIONS OF COLOR: Will be explored during March at A for Artists Gallery, 123 Bjune Dr. on Bainbridge. Will Gibsons large-scale acrylics, Mary Ann Daleys multi-sized watercolors and Irene Yesleys 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 March 4-29 at the Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. A reception is slated for the first friday artwalk, 5-8 p.m. March 7 at the gallery. 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 March 7 through April 11 at The Gallery, 151 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge. An artists reception is slated for the first Friday artwalk, 5 p.m. March 7. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.
BRONZE SCULPTOR ROBERT BROSHEARS: Will present his show Legends of the Old West during the month of March at Silverdales Old Town Custom Framing and Gallery, 3255 NW Lowell St. He will also be the gallerys featured artist for the Silverdale artwalk, 6-8 p.m. March 14. Info: www.oldtowncustomframing.com or call (360) 698-1507.
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 email@example.com.
STENCIL ON VINYL: During March at Ploy Studios Gallery, 609 Fourth St. in Bremerton, Dave Ryan will display a collection of his stencil art on old vinyl records. An artists reception party is slated for 6 p.m. March 7. Info: www.ploystudios.com or call (360) 471-2001.
CELEBRATING YOUNG ARTISTS: The eighth annual Bainbridge Island Student Art Contest will display student artwork in seven mediums from noon to 5 p.m. March 2 at the Bainbridge Pavilion off Madison Avenue. An awards ceremony is slated for 5 p.m., all entries must be registered at the Pavilion by the morning of March 2. Info: www.artshum.org.
THE VERKSTED GALLERY: Will feature three artists during March. Jody Brouwer creates kaleidoscopes and functional boxes of stained glass, Norm Hix is a new member and an intricate wood turner, while Dinah Satterwhite is a black and white photographer who hand tints her photos with oils. All three artists will be on display through the month at the Verksted, 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com or call (360) 697-4470.
LOCAL ARTIST JUDY ODELL: Will hang her exhibit a collection of her original work throughout March at Cuppa Bella, located in the Thriftway shopping center in Kingston. A reception for the artist is slated for noon to 3 p.m. March 2.
ARMCHAIR POETRY: The Poulsbohemian Coffeehouses monthly spoken word series will feature Judy Bagley, Kristin Henshaw and Sue Hylen at 7 p.m. March 1 at the coffee shop, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. An open mic will follow the featured readers. Info: (360) 779-9199.
A SPIRITUAL DECLARATION: Northwest author Richard Maffeo will share heart-felt commentary from his book We Believe: Forty Meditations on the Nicene Creed and his own story at 2 p.m. March 2 at Barnes and Noble in the Kitsap Mall in Silverdale. Info: Call (360) 698-0945.
EARL EMERSON: An author well-known for his firefighter novels, will present his new book Primal Threat at 7:30 p.m. March 6 at Eagle Harbor Book Company, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.earlemerson.com, www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.
BAINBRIDGE BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will host a book sale from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. March 8 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge to benefit the library coffers. Info: www.bifriends.org
POULSBOHEMIAN BOOKCLUB: Meets after hours at 7 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month (Feb. 28) at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. A $5 fee per person includes a latte. This month theyll be talking about God is Not Good by Christopher Hitchens while Marchs discussion will be DUbervilles by Thomas Hardy. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call (360) 779-9199.
PENINSULA ROMANCE WRITERS: Meet at 10 a.m. the third Saturday of each month (March 15), co-sponsored by the Kitsap Regional Library at the Sylvan Way branch, 1301 Sylvan Way, E. in Bremerton. Info: Call the library at (360) 405-9100.
SALLY METCALF AND HER PETTING CHICKENS: Will be making her traditional visit to Eagle Harbor Book Company at 11 a.m. March 1. She will talk and read stories about chickens and farming. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.
PORTLAND AUTHOR MOLLY GLOSS: PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and author of Wild Life will present her new novel The Hearts of Horses about a wandering 19-year-old tomboy in WWI-era rural Oregon who breaks horses at 3 p.m. March 2 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.mollygloss.com, www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.
ECKHART TOLLES LATEST: Bestseller A New Earth: Awakening to Your Lifes Purpose will be the subject of a special weekly class series starting March 3 at the West Sound Unity Church, 1712 Trenton Ave. in Bremerton. Meetings will be from 6-8 p.m. weekly for 10 weeks. Info: www.westsoundunity.org or call (360) 479-1757.
REGISTRATION HAS OPENED: For the third annual Fields 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 $135 per person through Feb. 29, $150 per after. Info: www.fieldsend.org.
ONE SHOT MOLLY: A band playing rock and roll, rhythm and blues favorites from the 60s through today will play on Leap Year evening, 9 p.m. til midnight Feb. 29 at the Portside Pub, 18779 Front St. in Poulsbo. 21+, No cover. Info: Call the Portside at (360) 779-9997.
LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: This week Feb. 28 to March 2 Kitsap Konnection will play old time fiddle music, folk tunes, bluegrass and country western Thursday, while Angela Reed brings her soulful acoustic Friday and Tim Bertsch will perform original compositions on antique guitars Saturday. Sunday will be an open mic for all styles. All 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.
TIZLEYS EUROPUB: Located on Front Street in Poulsbo, will be hosting acoustic singer/songwriter Jean Mann of Seattle, back by popular demand at 8 p.m. Feb. 29, while Skidder Hill will play his traditional bluegrass at the same time March 1. Every Wednesday is an open mic at 8 p.m. Info: www.tizleys.com or call (360) 394-0800.
WITCHBURN: Returns to Bremerton, playing with Zero Down and the Circus in Your Town at 9:30 p.m. March 1 at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. At the same time Feb. 29, Coconut Coolouts will jam with Unnatural Helpers and Taco Cat. Both shows are 21+ with a $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrockbones or call (360) 479-5686.
TUMBLEDOWN: MxPx frontman Mike Herreras country-flavored side project will be playing with punky bands Knock Me Down and Hearts Divided at 9:30 p.m. March 1 at the Manette Saloon, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. At the same time Feb. 29, the Manette welcomes back Blu Meadows. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/manettesaloon or call (360) 792-0801.
RYAN MCDONALD, 1331: Will play a solo acoustic at 9 p.m. March 1 at Oyster Bay Inn, 4412 Kitsap Way in Bremerton. 21+, no cover. Info: www.myspace.com/rem1331.
THE IRONHEAD SALOON: Hosts Dumbass Jones with Hobo Libido, Pretty Ugly and Ether at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 29 at the bar, 2711 Sixth St. in Bremerton. 21+, $5. Info: www.myspace.com/ironheadsaloon.
GERSHWIN LECTURES: Local opera lecturer Norm Hollingshead will discuss the life and music of George Gershwin in a three-part series beginning March 2 at the Sylvan Way Library 1301 Sylvan Way E. in Bremerton. Sessions will be at 2:15 p.m. March 2, 30 and April 6. Free. Info: Call the series organizer at (360) 377-0973 or the library at (360) 405-9100.
DEAD DOG FROM BROOKLYN: Will be jamming with the Bay Areas Blonde Ambition and locals 47 and Distigia at 6 p.m. March 3 at the Artists for Freedom and Unity Hall, 318 N. Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/artistforfreedomandunity or call the hall at (360) 782-1329.
CLASSICAL GUITARIST: Michael Partington, director of the guitar program at the University of Washington, will perform a solo concert at 7:30 p.m. March 7 at the Island Music Guild Hall, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 students. Info: www.islandmusic.org or call the IMG at (206) 780-6911.
DAVID BAZAN: Of Pedro the Lion will be jamming in Silverdale with locals Alligators, Kids on Bikes and Ghost of a Brontosaurus at 7 p.m. March 8 at Jackson Hall, 9161 Washington Ave. in Silverdale. Tickets are $8. Info: www.myspace.com/bigmouthmusic.
THE TREEHOUSE LOUNGE: Located above Magnolias Cafe on Front Street in Poulsbo, will host local favorites One Shot Molly at 8 p.m. March 8. 21+, no cover. Info: Call the Treehouse at (360) 697-1447.
MUSIC FROM THE HEART: The Bainbridge Chorale and the Northwest Symphony Orchestra will present a concert of Music from the Heart at 3 p.m. March 9 at the St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 1310 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Tickets are $12-18. Info: www.bainbridgechorale.org or call Karen at (206) 780-2467.
IN NATURES REALM: The Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra will present works inspired by the beauty of the natural world with performances at 7:30 p.m. March 8 and 3 p.m. March 9 at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave N on Bainbridge. Pre-concert chats will be 45 minutes ahead of downbeat each day. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, youth and military. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.
I LOVE MY LOVE: The next concert of the Bremertom Symphony Concert Chorale will be at 7:30 p.m. March 15 at the Sylvan Way Baptist Church, 900 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. The concert will feature love songs from composers Brahms, Gershwin, Wagner and more. Tickets are $24 for adults, $10 youth. Info: www.bremertonsymphony.org or call (360) 373-1722.
DVORAKS SYMPHONY NO. 7: Is the main course for the Bremerton Symphonys 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.
JAZZ SAXOPHONIST AND FLUTIST: Mark Lewis will jam with pianist Ray Ohls, bassist Ted Enderle and drummer Bob Merrihew at 4 p.m. March 2 as the next installment of the First Sundays at the Commons concert series. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 seniors, $10 students. Info: www.marklewismusic.om, www.firstsundaysconcerts.org or call (206) 842-3380.
GARCIAS 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.
NATURE & OUTDOORS
DREAM TREKKING IN NEPAL: A slideshow by Kitsap Mountaineer David Burton about his recent trip to the Himalayas will be at 7 p.m. March 3 at the Norm Dicks Center, 345 Sixth St. in Bremerton, during the Kitsap Mountaineers monthly meeting. Public is invited. Info: www.kitsapmountaineers.com.
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.
KITSAP RHODODENDRON SOCIETY: Will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, 11042 Sunrise Dr. NE on Bainbridge. Horticulture educator Peg Tillery will speak on rhododendron diseases and conditions while sharing slides from her own garden. Members and non-members alike encouraged to attend. Info: (360) 779-9272 or (360) 271-4409.
PERSEPOLIS: A black and white animated film which follows an Iranian girl amidst the Islamic Revolution will be showing Feb. 29 through March 6 at the Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For tickets and show times, visit www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-3080.
THE ORCHARD THEATER: 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard, Has brought back the years best picture No Country For Old Men to show along with Atonement Feb. 29 through March 6. For tickets and show times, visit www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 895-0564.
TOUCH OF EVIL: The 1958 Orson Welles classic will show at 7 p.m. March 4, as the first installment of a new Classics Night series at The Orchard Theatre, 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Classics Night will be the first Tuesday of every month. Info: www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 895-0564.
SPYGLASS FILM APPRECIATION SOCIETY: Will be watching Casablanca at 6 p.m. March 6 at the Port Orchard Branch of the Kitsap Regional Library, 87 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. Info: (360) 876-2224.
CELLULOID BAINBRIDGE: The hometown film festival, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with a free screening of 25 films with a Bainbridge connection starting at 10 a.m. both March 15 and 16 at the Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For details and a complete schedule, visit www.artshum.org or call (206) 842-7901.
THE PORTABLE REALITY SHOW: Will be throwing it down at 7:30 p.m. March 8 at the Jewel Box Theatre, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. The 7:30 p.m. performance will be followed by a crowd-inclusive, so-you-think-you-can-improv show at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 general, $8 seniors, students and military. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org or www.myspace.com/improvrox.
THE UGLY DUCKLING: One of Hans Christian Andersens most-beloved stories, will be presented by Bainbridge Performing Arts Theatre School students, grades 1-4, at 5:30 p.m. March 10 at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. N. on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
THE EDGE IMPROV: Troupe will be back at it at 7:30 p.m March 1 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 general, $10 for seniors, military and youth. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.
BAREFOOT AT WWCA: Western Washington Center for the Arts, 521 Bay St. in Port Orchard, premieres Neil Simons Barefoot in the Park at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15. The show will run through March 16 with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays. Info: www.wwca.us or call (360) 769-SHOW.
HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE: The Jewel Box players presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Paula Vogel at the Jewel Box, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. The show will run through March 1 with shows at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $14 general, $12 for youth, seniors and military. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org or call (360) 779-9688.
TRACKING THE SUNS MOTION: The Analemma will be the topic of discussion as Battle Point Astronomers explain the suns season motions and give tips on how to observe them at their next planetarium show, 6 p.m. March 1 at Ritchie Obervatory in Battle Point Point Park on Bainbridge. Info: www.bpastro.org or call (206) 842-9152
SLAUGHTER COUNTY ROLLER VIXENS: Host a roller derby shootout featuring the hometown Terrormedixxx versus Tacomas Dockyard Derby Dames and the hometown Death Rattle Rollers versus Olympias Prima Donnas at 6 p.m. March 1 at Sk8Town, 1501 Piperberry Way in Port Orchard. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for kids. An after party, featuring Neutralboy and Triple Forte, will follow at 10 p.m. at Shooterz Pool Hall off of Mile Hile Drive, free with your bout ticket. Info: www.slaughtercountyrollervixens.com or www.myspace.com/slaughtercountyvixens.
TAI CHI SEMINAR: Led by Tinnie Spiker, will be at 2 p.m. March 2 at the Port Orchard Library, 87 Sindey Ave. Free. Info: Call (360) 876-2224.
THE F67 CAMERA CLUB: Will be meeting at 7 p.m. March 3 at Room 106 in the art building at Olympic College Bremerton. Guests are welcome for the clubs normal projection night. Info: www.f67cameraclub.org or call (360) 375-3019.
SEED STARTING WITH KIM SCHLEIS: The second class in a four-part spring planting series presented by the Bremerton Urban Garden Society will be at 6:30 p.m. March 3 at the Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: bugskitsap.org or call the library at (360) 405-9100.
NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ALZHEIMERS EXPERT: Joyce Simard will present a discussion taking the mystery out of a hard to cope with disease at 7 p.m. March 5 at The Willows, 3201 Pine Road in Bremerton. Info: Call (360) 478-7277.
TURKEY AT A CROSSROADS: Attila Kilinc will discuss the many issues facing modern Turkey including it possible acceptance into the European Union at 7 p.m. March 6 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. The event precedes the next installment of the Great Decisions discussion series which looks at The European Union at 50 at 9 a.m. March 8, also at the BI library. Info: www.artshum.org or call (206) 842-7901.