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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 even hosting a site should contact Ardy Carey at (360) 638-1770 or Marci Collins at (360) 286-8290. Deadline for application and fees is March 10.

OLD TOWN SILVERDALE ART WALK: Is looking for artists for its March show. Deadline for entries is Feb. 8. Info:

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:

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 Feb. 20, March 19, April 14, May 21, June 18, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15. Info: 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:

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.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Kingston Art Gallery invites local artists to join the co-op gallery. Information and applications at the gallery, corner of SR 104 and West Kingston Road, Kingston or online at

ART LEAGUE: The Poulsbo Art League meets weekly, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Vinland Lutheran Church, 2750 NW Finn Hill Road, Poulsbo. All artists welcome to join, bring project to work on.


THE MOUNTAINEERS PLAYERS: Will hold auditions for their summer production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (The Rock ‘N Roll Retelling) from 7-9 p.m. March 4 in Poulsbo. Call (206) 542-7815 or e-mail to schedule an appointment.

'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST:' The Mountaineers Players will hold auditions for their spring production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 21 in Poulsbo. To schedule an appointment or for more info: Call (206) 542-7815 or e-mail

ALL VOICES ON DECK: HMS Pinafore auditions will be 1 p.m. Feb. 23 and 24 at the Givens Community Center, 1026 Sidney Ave., Port Orchard. Come prepared to sing a classical or musical theater song of no more than two minutes in length. Karaoke or accompaniment CDs are allowed and there will be an accompanist available (no easy or Big Note sheet music please). You will not be allowed to sing without accompaniment as we need to see how well you match pitch. Come prepared to list all rehearsal conflicts for the period of Feb. 26 through May 2. Callbacks will be 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Performances will be in May. Info: (360) 769-6141.

JEWEL BOX THEATRE: Auditions for “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” will be from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 23 and 5-7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Jewel Box Theatre, 225 Iverson in Poulsbo. Casting for five women and two men between 17-60 who can sing rock ‘n’ roll. Prepare a short song with CD accompaniment or music for pianist. A cappella discouraged. Also looking for electric bass and guitar players. Rehearsals begin in late March,. Performances will be May 23 to June 22. Info: (360) 297-0848 or

BPA’S 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 to July 30, run dates July 30 to Aug. 3. Class tuition is $475. Info: or call (206) 714-5766.


SALSA LESSON AND DANCE: The fourth Saturday Latin Night dance Feb. 23 at the Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road on Bainbridge, will feature a salsa lesson with guest instructor Gene Magallanes and Sheila Phillips of Educated Feet at 7:30 p.m. followed by a DJ’d dance of all styles at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 teens. Info:, or e-mail

DANCE CLASSES FOR SENIORS: Beginning dancers looking to learn steps or experienced dancers looking to refresh can sign up for ballroom dance classes offered for seniors through February at the Bremerton Elks Club, 4131 Pine Rd. NE. Classes will be at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Feb. 21 and 28. Pre-registration required. Info: Call Ralph at (360) 877-5181.

GROUP DANCE CLASSES: For the Bainbridge Island school Educated Feet begin Feb. 21. Classes range from Argentine Tango to Salsa to Ballroom and Boogie Woogie. Info: or call Sheila at (206) 842-3012.

WINTER 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.

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 Rd., Bremerton. First night free, then $3 per lesson. Information at (360) 692-9335.


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: or call Ann at (206) 842-9997, e-mail

LOCAL ARTIST DEAN GIBSON’S: Oil on canvas paintings will hang during the month of February in the lobby of the Jewel Box Theatre, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. The artist’s work will also be in the CVG Show at Collective Visions, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. Info:

THE WRITING ON THE WALL: Bremerton’s Artists For Freedom and Unity, 318 N. Callow Ave. in Bremerton will be debuted a graffiti-themed art show Feb. 1. The show will hang throughout the month. Info: or call (360) 782-1329.

ROBY KING GALLERIES: Will feature three award-winning watercolor painters — Marty Rogers, David Turner and Gerry Stitt — for its February exhibition at the gallery — 176 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge. Info: or call (206) 842-2063.

MIXED NUTS: The Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery will give island art students the opportunity to turn pro, signing contracts, meeting deadlines, writing artist statements for its February exhibit. In addition various works in progress will be shown in the gallery throughout the month. Info: or call (206) 842-3132.

IN COLOR: Gallery Fraga, located at 166 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge, will be hosting artists whose work is infused with color during the month of February. Kate Birch, Denise Du Broy, Janet Fagan-Smith and Lisa Snow Lady will be featured. Info: or call (206) 842-1150.

RESEARCH ARTIST RON HARPER’S: Exhibit “Quest for extra dimensional perceptions of the Universe” will hang Feb. 1 through the 29th at the Ploy Studios Gallery, 609 4th St. in Bremerton. Info:

COLLECTIVE VISIONS GALLERY: Located at 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, will be hosting a statewide juried art show featuring more than 200 artists and $6,000 in prize money beginning at noon Feb. 2. Info: or call (360) 377-8327.

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 artist’s reception party is slated for 6 p.m. March 7. Info: 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 of 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:

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: 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.


LOCAL AUTHOR KRISTIN HANNAH: Will be reading from her book “Firefly Lane” at 5 p.m. Feb. 21 at That’s A Some Italian Ristorante, 18881 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info:, or call (206) 842-5332 or (360) 779-5905.

BOOKS AND BREW: An over-21 book club sponsored by Liberty Bay Books and Eagle Harbor Book Company will host a discussion of “Atonement” by Ian McEwan at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. The conversation will be continued over beer or wine at a local establishment. Info: Call Drew or Mary at (206) 842-5332 or Suzanne at (360) 779-5909.

MICHAEL WRIGHT PRESENTS STORYTIME: for kids age 3 and up at 11 a.m. Feb. 23 at Eagle Harbor Book Company, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. He will be sharing his new book “Jake Stays Awake.” Free. Info: or call (206) 842-5332.

BAINBRIDGE BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will be hosting a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Bainbridge library, 1270 Madison Ave. Info:

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: 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 wondering 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:, or call (206) 842-5332.

ECKHART TOLLE’S LATEST: Bestseller “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s 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 ten weeks. Info: or call (360) 479-1757.

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 $135 per person through February 29, $150 per after. Info:

SILVERDALE WRITERS’ ROUND TABLE: Meets at 9:30 p.m. Saturdays at Austin Chase Coffee, 9621 Mickelberry Rd. 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:, (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 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: or call Marianna (360) 779-9199 for poetry or Sue (360) 297-3713 for fiction.


NORTHWEST FAVORITES: Ginny Reilly and David Maloney will perform a special, one-night concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Island Music Guild Hall, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. Tickets are $16, available in advance at or by calling (800) 838-3006. Info:, or call (206) 780-6911.

LIVE AT PEGASUS: This week, Feb. 21-24, Oregon-based roots/folk/rock artists Justin Bennett and Breanna Paletta will jam Thursday, Kristi Nelson presents her acoustic jazz/folk Friday and Rose Laughlin performs traditional celtic, folk and roots 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 in Bainbridge. Info: or call (206) 842-6725.

BLACKIE: A Blondie Tribute will throw down with LD and her Pretty Pretties and guests at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. At the same time Feb. 22, Nothing Lies Ahead will take the stage with guests. Both shows are 21+, with a $5 cover. Info: or call (360) 479-5686.

THE IRONHEAD SALOON: Welcomes back reggae featuring The Cauze with Rewind at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Then at the same time Feb. 23, Seattle band Neon Nights will play with The Greatest Hits and Avenue Rose. Both shows are 21+, with a $5 cover at the Ironhead, 2711 Sixth St. in Bremerton. Info:

MARTIAN: A multimedia rock show with fore and background animation will be playing with local Foo Fighters’ tribute I Pity the Foo and Seattle band Trip Audrey at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Manette Saloon, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Info: or call (360) 792-0801.

LEAP DAY SHOW: In honor of the extra day, the Artists for Freedom and Unity are hosting an “outta towners” show featuring KGB Suspect and the Dingbats of Seattle and Suburban Crisis and Mister Bucket of Tacoma at 6 p.m. Feb. 29 at the AFU Hall, 318 N. Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, $5 cover. Info: or call (360) 782-1329.

‘WOMEN’S VOICES’: A benefit for the cause of homeless women, featuring The South of Kingston Trio, Chele’s Kitchen, Jeanne Rose and the a capella trio Bella, will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 29 at Seabold Hall, 14454 Komedal Rd. on Bainbridge. Info: or call (206) 842-5485.

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:, or call (206) 842-3380.

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

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 or call (360) 697-6192.

Samspel Scandinavian Jam/less: Led by Jane Landstra from 4-5:30 p.m. on the fourth Fridays. Info: 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: 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: 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.


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.

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, (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

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:


‘THE SAVAGES’: Tamara Jenkins’ new film featuring Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney in the story of two adult children who must reluctantly take care of their dementia-suffering father, will show Feb. 15-21 at the Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For show times and tickets, go to or call (206) 842-3080.

FREE SCREENING OF ‘FAHRENHEIT 451’: Will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. The screening is sponsored by the Bainbridge branch of Kitsap Regional Library as part of The Big Read. Brooks Peck, curator of the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle will host a Q&A session afterwards. Info:, or call (206) 842-3080.

‘PERSOPOLIS’: A French film with English subtitles about a young Iranian girl in the fundamentalist state who outsmarts the “social guardians,” flees her country and returns, opens Feb. 22 at the Orchard Cinema, 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Show time and ticket info at or by calling (360) 895-0564.


CHARLES DARWIN LIVE: And in concert as actor Richard Milner presents a one man musical about the Victorian naturalist at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Tickets are $18. Info: or call (360) 373-6743.

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: or call (206) 842-8569.

BAREFOOT AT WWCA: Western Washington Center for the Arts, 521 Bay St. in Port Orchard, premieres Neil Simon’s “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: or call (360) 769-SHOW.

‘HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE’: The Jewel Box players presents the pulitzer prize-winning play by Paula Vogel at 8 p.m. Feb. 1 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 and matinees at 2 p.m. Feb. 10 and 24. Tickets are $14 general, $12 for youth, seniors and military. Info: or call (360) 779-9688.

‘DIAL M FOR MURDER’: The Bremerton Community Theatre troupe debuted its stage version of the Alfred Hitchcock film, directed by Pavlina Morris, at 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at the BCT theate, 599 Lebo Blvd. in Bremerton. The show will run through Feb. 24 with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. For ticket info, go to or call (360) 373-5152.

ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS: At Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N. on Bainbridge. The show will run through March 7 with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students, seniors and military. Info: 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

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


TRAVELOGUE: NORWAY: An insider’s guide, presented by Karin Larsen will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. Free. Info: or call (206) 842-4162.

DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP: Ashley Gardens, an Alzheimer’s and memory care community in Bremerton, will host an Alzheimer’s and dementia support group at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at The Willows, 3201 Pine Road in Bremerton. Info: or call (360) 478-7277.

GREAT DECISIONS: Discussion series will continue with a look into “Latin America — Shift to the Left?” at 9 a.m. Feb. 23 at the Bainbridge library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. Free. Info: or call (206) 842-7901.

HOME IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOPS: The Home Depot, located at 21750 Markteplace, near WalMart 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.

KITSAP WINE SOCIETY: Will host a “Fruit Wines paired with Chocolate Dishes” event at 7 p.m. Feb. 23, go to for details. Cost is $15 for members, $25 for non-members. Register by Feb. 20. Info:

THE POULSBO GARDEN CLUB: Is accepting applications for educational assistance and special project grants. Funds are available for individuals or groups in North Kitsap. Application deadline is March 1. For info and to apply, call (360) 779-6234 or (360) 598-2318.

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: 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 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

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.

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

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

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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