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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 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 Deadline is March 20. Info: Call Dinah at (206) 842-0504 or e-mail

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

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, select “Art Related Activities” and pick “Annual Juried Show.” Postmark deadline is April 1. Info: E-mail show chair Susan Hartman at

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

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 Carey at (360) 638-1770 or Marci Collins 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 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 have 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: 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:


SALSA WORKSHOP: Will precede this month’s Second Saturday Dance at 7:30 p.m. March 8 at the Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road NE on Bainbridge. The lesson will be followed by a DJ’d dance from 8:15-10 p.m. Cost is $5 for teens, $10 for adults. Info: or e-mail

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:, 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.


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. An artist’s reception is slated for 6 p.m. first Friday March 7, while an informal artist’s talk will be at 1 p.m. March 8. Info:, 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: or call (206) 842-2063.

SILVERDALE FINE ARTS GALLERY: Located at 9020 NW Washington Ave. in Silverdale, will be featuring the pottery of Robert Izzi through Saturday, while March’s featured artist is Patricia Huelle. An artist’s reception for Huelle is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. March 14 in conjunction with the Silverdale art walk. Info: or call the gallery at (360) 698-5527.

GROUND BREAKING ART: Is the March exhibit at the Kingston Art Gallery, celebrating its new addition in progress. The Second Saturday Gallery Night party will be from 5-7 p.m. March 8. Info: or call Patty at (360) 297-2095.

THE ORANGE AND THE GREEN: An Irish-themed exhibit will hang during March at the Artists for Freedom and Unity gallery, 318 N. Callow Ave. in Bremerton. An opening reception is slated for March 15, featuring acoustic music and other activities all day. starting at 3 p.m. Info: or call the hall (360) 782-1329.

‘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 12-4 p.m. March 1. Info: 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 Gibson’s large-scale acrylics, Mary Ann Daley’s multi-sized watercolors and Irene Yesley’s silk on board will be featured. Info: 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: or call (360) 377-8327.

DOORS: Are the subject of the March exhibit 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: or call (206) 842-3132.

BRONZE SCULPTOR ROBERT BROSHEARS: Will present his show “Legends of the Old West” during the month of March at Silverdale’s Old Town Custom Framing and Gallery, 3255 NW Lowell St. He will also be the gallery’s featured artist for the Silverdale artwalk, 6-8 p.m. March 14. Info: 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: or call Ann at (206) 842-9997, e-mail

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.

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.


CSTOCK AUDITIONS: For “Play On” a comedy by Rick Abbot will be from 7-10 p.m. March 6 at the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. For questions or special arrangements contact director Albert Guerra at (360) 204-2240 or e-mail


BAINBRIDGE BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will host an afternoon book sale from 1-4 p.m. March 13 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge, to benefit the library coffers. Info:

SEATTLE POET: Lana Hechtman Ayers will be featured along with North Kitsap poet John Davis at the next installment of the Jewel Box Poets Sunday Reading Series, 3 p.m. March 16 at the Jewel Box Theatre, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. On open mic will follow. Info: Contact Jennifer at or call (360) 779-9688.

FOUR-TIME EMMY AWARD-WINNING WRITER: Lynn Brunelle will discuss the topic “How do you go from an idea to a pitch?” at the next Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable at 7 p.m. March 18 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info:

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:, or call the store (206) 842-5332.

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:, 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:

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.

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 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:, (360) 779.5909 or e-mail 


LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: For this weekend March 6-9, solo bassist extraordinaire Kimberly Lynn will play Thursday, local band Max Gross Weight will jam Friday and blues guitarist Jim Bybee will perform 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 Coffee House, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: or call (206) 842-6725.

ARTIMUS MAXIMUS: Will be kicking it with The Enemies Of, Legends on Heroin and out-of-towners The Baby Shakers at 9:30 p.m. March 7 at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Then, at the same time March 8, Joe Buck Yourself will jam with James Hunnicut and the Revolvers and the Rocky Point All-Stars. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover. Info: or call (360) 479-5686.

THE CRAFTY BASTARDS: Will be jamming at 9:30 p.m. March 7 at the Manette Saloon with guests TBA. 21+, $5 cover. Info: or call (360) 792-0801.

CHAOSPALOOZA: Will bring 10 bands to town Friday featuring locals YIA, Total Wreck, the Extinct, Seattle’s Dreadful Children, Ready Revolt and more starting at 5 p.m. March 7 at The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Tickets are $8. Info: or call the AFU at (360) 782-1329.

AWARD-WINNING SINGER/SONGWRITER: Robyn Landis will perform at the Seabold Second Saturday concert series March 8 at the Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road on Bainbridge. An acoustic open mic kicks off the night at 7:30 p.m. Play or pay $5, kids free. Info: or call Larry at (206) 842-5099.

SEATTLE DUO WOODRUSH: Will be rocking the next Zodiak party for Pisces at 8 p.m. March 15 at MoonDogs, Too, 814 Bay St. in Port Orchard. 21+, $5 cover. Info: or

SUGARDADDY’S SALON: Will be hosting a grand opening celebration starting at 5 p.m. March 15 at 834 Bay St. Ste. C in Port Orchard, featuring local band Neutralboy in concert followed by a midnight showing of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” at the Orchard Theatre. Info: or call (360) 895-7838.

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:, or call (360) 377-8327.

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: 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:

‘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: or call Karen at (206) 780-2467.

‘IN NATURE’S 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 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: 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: or call (360) 373-1722.

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: 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.


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:, e-mail 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: or call (206) 842-3700.

SUQUAMISH GARDEN CLUB: Will host a tool sharpening demonstration with Gene Gregg of the Kitsap County Knife Club at its next meeting 7 p.m. March 18 at the Suquamish Elementary School library, 18950 Park Ave. in Suquamish. Info: (360) 394-1930 or (360) 394-3941.

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

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 building, 4418 Perry Ave., East Bremerton Visitors welcome. Information:


‘4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS, 2 DAYS:’ The film that won the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival will be on the screen March 7-13 along with the Bob Dylan story “I’m Not There” at the Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For ticket info and show times go to or call (206) 842-3080.

‘PERSEPOLIS:’ A black-and-white animated film which follows an Iranian girl amidst the Islamic Revolution will show through March 6 at the Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For tickets and show times, visit or call (206) 842-3080.

THE ORCHARD THEATER: 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard, Has brought back the year’s best picture “No Country For Old Men” to show along with “Atonement” through March 6. For tickets and show times, visit 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 or call (206) 842-7901.


‘THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE’: The story of a country-bumpkin turned big city flapper, is on the boards at CSTOCK, 9729 Silverdale Way in Silverdale through March 9 with performances at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 general, $7 for kids. Info:

THE PORTABLE REALITY SHOW: Will throw down its latest edition of improv at 7:30 p.m. March 8 at the Jewel Box Theatre, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. That show will be followed by an Improv Smackdown at 10 p.m. the same night. Tickets are $10 for the early show, $5 for the late show, $1 off with a donated canned food. Info: or

‘THE LITTLE MERMAID:’ Based on the original Hans Christian Andersen tale, directed by Steven Fogell, will be presented by Bainbridge Performing Arts Theatre School fifth- through eighth- grade students at 7 p.m. March 13 and 14 at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: or call (206) 842-4560.

‘THE UGLY DUCKLING:’ One of Hans Christian Andersen’s 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:

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


PARADIGM SHIFTERS:’ Next monthly is at 9:30 a.m. March 8 at the Virginia Villa Apartments, 200 High School Road on Bainbridge. The current theme for discussion is “Evolving Consciousness.” An evening meeting will follow at 7 p.m. March 10 at the same location. Info: or call (206) 780-9417.

KITSAP WINE SOCIETY: Will host a high-end California and Oregon Pinot Noir tasting at 7 p.m. March 15 at Ambrosia Catering, off Wheaton Way in East Bremerton. Renowned wine educator Bob Bentley will be speaking. Cost is $30 for members, $37 for guests. Sign up by March 11. Info: or call Mary at (360) 698-0522.

SPRINGAPALOOZA: TaTu Barbecue’s three-hour smoking BBQ school with Pat Momany, boucanier, will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m March 15 at Barefoot Backyards, 26343 NE Bond Road in Kingston. Cost is $49. Reserve a spot by calling (360) 297-4543. Info:

TURKEY AT A CROSSROADS: Attila Kilinc will discuss the many issues facing modern Turkey including its 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: or call (206) 842-7901.

KITSAP COUNTY WOOD CARVERS: Will host their 22nd Annual Carving Show from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 8 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9 at the West Side Improvement Club, located at the intersection of National Avenue and E Street in West Bremerton. Info: Call (360) 337-1162.

THE MEHNDI 3: Will present a program on temporary henna tattoos, discussing the history of the art as well as any possible health and safety concerns from 1:30 p.m. March 8 at the Manchester Library, 8067 E. Main St. in Port Orchard, then again at 6:30 p.m. March 26 at the Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln Road, and at 3 p.m. March 27 at in Silverdale, 3450 Carlton Road. All ages welcome, free. Info: For March 8, call (360) 871-3921; for March 26, call (360) 779-2915 and for March 27, call (360) 692-2779.

THE TATTOO: Women, history and art of the tattoo will be the topic of discussion at 2:15 p.m. March 9 at the Port Orchard library (87 Sidney Ave. Port Orchard) 6:30 p.m. March 12 at the Sylvan Way Library (1301 Sylvan Way in Bremerton) and 6:30 p.m. March 26 at the Bainbridge Library (1270 Madison Ave. N, Bainbridge). Leading the discussion will be Jacqueline Beach, an artist with Seattle studio Madam Lazonga’s. Info: Call (360) 405-9100.

KNIT FOR LOVE: Is a knitting circle for all ages and experience levels which meets at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month (March 6) at the Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln Road. Info: (360) 779-2915.

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: preparing your lawn for spring; 11 a.m. Saturdays: working with tile; 1 p.m. Sundays: installing a retaining wall. Info: Call the store (360) 779-9924.

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.

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

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