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WHAT'S GOING ON: For the week May 28-June 3 in Kitsap
ARTS & CRAFTS
IMPROV COMEDY CLASSES: Presented by the Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, will be Sundays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8-29. Cost is $100 for all four Sundays including tickets to the final class performance. Limited to 15 students. To reserve, contact David at (360) 440-5730. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org.
FINAL CALL TO ARTISTS: For the second annual Bainbridge Island Art and Music Expo, slated for Aug. 2-3. The art show will coincide with the newly named Farmstock Concerts featuring the Dan Tyminski Band of Nashville and jazz legend Hadley Caliman. For prospectus and application visit www.artexpobi.com or call the event coordinator at (206) 819-3618. Deadline: May 31.
MUSICIANS ARE INVITED: To share their talents by participating in the Bainbridge Island 2008 Summer Studio Tour Aug. 8-10. Interested performers can get more information and a schedule at www.musiccommunityresources.com/summerstudiotour2008.htm. Info: www.musiccommunityresources.com or call (206) 842-5485.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, a 60-year-old non-profit gallery and arts organization will host 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 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 Albertson’s. 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. $10 per class. Info: (360) 377-7296.
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 www.kingstonartgallery.com.
BPA AUDITIONS FOR ‘MACBETH:’ Bainbridge Performing Arts will open its 2008-2009 season with the Shakespeare classic ‘Macbeth’ in October. They’ll be hosting auditions from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 9 and 10 at the BPA playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Ages 14 and up invited to prepare a one-to-two minute Shakespeare monologue. Bring a head shot or current picture. Info: Request an appointment by calling Deirdre at (206) 714-5766 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘MAKING WAVES:’ The Kids Discovery Museum, 305 Madison Ave. N., Suite C on Bainbridge, will unveil — “Making Waves” — created by the Blue Man Group and Boston children’s museum. It will hang through the end of August. Info: www.kidimu.org or call (206) 855-4650.
BPA THEATRE SCHOOL’S SPRING PERFORMANCES: Will celebrate theatre stage musicals: “The Carnival of Animals” (grades 3-4) at 5:30 p.m. June 2, “Pinocchio” (grades 5-8) at 7 p.m. June 4 and 5. Tickets are $10. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.
BROADWAY BOUND: The Galletta School of Dance and Performing arts has written a Broadway-style show taking all-time favorite Broadway tunes and incorporating the journey of two small town girls to the Broadway stage. Performances will be at 7 p.m. June 20 and 21 and again at 1 p.m. June 22 at the North Kitsap High School auditorium, 2003 Hostmark St. in Poulsbo. Tickets are $12 adults/$10 seniors/$8 kids under 12. Info: www.gallettadance.com, or call (360) 779-1122.
BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES FOR SENIORS: Are held at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday morning at the Bremerton Elks, 4131 Pine Road in Bremerton. No experience necessary, no age limit, no partners required. Classes are one hour, followed by an afternoon dance at 1 p.m. Must pre-register. Info: (360) 877-5181.
BALLROOM IN DANCE CLASSES IN GORST: Are offered at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Kitsap Square Dance Association facility, 6800 Old Belfair Hwy. No experience necessary, no age limit, no partners required. Must pre-register. Info: Call (360) 877-5181.
A FAIRYTALE REVUE: Dance Ensemble Northwest and Liberty Bay Danceworks will present their spring performance “East of the Sun and West of the Moon, A Fairytale Revue” May 30 and 31 at the North Kitsap Auditorium, near North Kitsap High School on Hostmark St. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 seniors/kids. Info: www.libertybaydanceworks.com or call (360) 779-7090.
BALLROOM DANCE FOR SENIORS: Classes are held at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday morning at the Bremerton Elks lodge, 4131 Pine St. 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.
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.
GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS
COLLECTIVE VISIONS GALLERY: Will be featuring two of its artists in June, as painter Gail Hornsby and sculptor Frank Carsey combine forces in an exhibit titled “A Moment Captured.” The show will hang June 6 through the 28 at CVG, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, with a reception slated for 5-9 p.m. June 6. Info: www.collectivevisions.com or call (360) 377-8327.
THE VERKSTED GALLERY: Will featuring two if its artists during June — Andy and Pam Buck of Raincreek Pottery. Established in 1991, the duo designs functional pottery, dinnerware, jewelry, garden works and more. There work will be featured throughout the month at the Verksted, 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com or call (360) 697-4470.
AWARD-WINNING NORTHWEST ARTIST: Larry Parker will display his representational landscape exhibit “Paintings of the Northwest and Southwest” hosted by Old Town Custom Framing and Gallery from June 1-24 at 3255 NW Lowell St. in Silverdale.Info: www.oldtowncustomframing.com or call (360) 698-1507.
THE COLOR OF MUSIC, THE SOUND OF ART: Is the title of the group art show slated for June at the Artists for Freedom and Unity, 317 N. Callow Ave. All art is welcome, no hanging fee. The show will hang through the end of the month, a reception is slated for 5-8 p.m. June 6. Info: www.myspace.com/artistforfreedomandunity.
LOCAL ARTIST EILEEN SCHNEEGAS: Is the featured artist during May at the Silverdale Fine Arts Gallery, located at 9020 Washington Ave. in Old Town Silverdale. Info: www.silverdalefinearts.com or call (360) 698-5527.
ARTIST ELIZABETH OTTO: Will be showing her luxuriant paintings and figurative monotypes at a new Euro-inspired cafe called Cafe Trios — 772 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge — through the end of the month. Info: Call the cafe at (206) 842-3986.
CHECKERS ESPRESSO & GALLERY: Will be hosting Nina Dempsey’s exhibit of watercolors titled “To God Be The Glory” through May 29 at it’s downtown Poulsbo location at the Havne Veien Walkway at 18881 Front St. Info: Call (360) 697-2559.
WHIDBEY ISLAND ARTIST: Francy Blumhagen has been showing and exhibiting her paintings and collages for more than 30 years. Her work will be showing through June 30 on the walls of the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call Marianna at (360) 779-9199.
BEVERLY GIMLIN’S NEW PAINTINGS: “Diary of an Island” will be featured throughout May at Gallery Fraga, 167 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Moonlight, nighttime and the weather — especially snow and ice — and of course water figure into Gimlin’s work. Bainbridge painter Peggy Fogliano will also be on display. Info: www.beverlygimlin.com, www.galleryfraga.com, (206) 842-1150.
‘THE FIGURE’: Seven local/regional artists who excel in portraying the human figure are featured in the May show, working in oils, pastels, acrylics and mono-types, at the Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E on Bainbridge. Info: www.robykinggalleries.com or call (206) 842-2063.
THE GALLERY AT GRACE: Will feature an exhibit titled “Ring of Fire” featuring new pen and ink work by Elizabeth Reed Smith through June 30 in the foyer of Grace Episcopal Church, 8595 Day Road on Bainbridge. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Info: Call (206) 842-9997 or e-mail email@example.com.
‘HANDLE THE BIRDS’: Is the new show on display May 8 through June 10 at the Kingston Art Gallery in downtown Kingston. Featured artist Harv Kolln, spirit bird carver and colored pencilist Christy Camerer will be feted at the Second Saturday Gallery Night, 5-8 p.m. May 10. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com or call (360) 297-5133.
GLORIFYING WATERCOLORS: Nina Dempsey’s To God be the Glory watercolor exhibit will be on display daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 1-29 at Checkers Espresso & Gallery 188881 Front Street in downtown Historic Poulsbo (on Poulsbo’s Havne Veien Walkway). Refreshments will be provided. Info: Jim Wise (360) 697-2559.
TRIPLE SHOT: The Verksted Gallery is featuring three artists in the month of May. Textile artist/hatmaker Anita Albala refers to her work as “right brain hats for a left brain world.” Albala uses the finest wool, yarns, handmade felt and luxurious faux furs to build her one-of-a-kind hats. Marcia Peterson has designed a line of tiny, poseable “Garden Fairies” — handmade using designer doll clay imported from the Netherlands. Also included in Peterson’s figurative art repertoire are pixies, puddle maids and distinctive fairytale creatures like “The Frog Princess” and the “Three Blind Mice.” Photographer Gordon C. Webb’s “Then & Now” series will include shots of familiar scenes in Poulsbo matched with period photographs from the Poulsbo Historical Society’s collection. Verksted Gallery is located at 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: (360) 697-4470 or www.verkstedgallery.com.
WATERSCAPES: Sydni Sterling’s vibrant acrylic paintings of water lilies and koi will be on display through May 31 at Collective Visions, 331 Pacific Ave. Bremerton. Sterling’s expressive style captures the movement, color and light of her favorite subject—water gardens. Info: (360) 377-8327 or www.collectivevisions.com.
FIRE UP THE KILN: “Beasts of the Kiln,” an exhibit of woodfired ceramic critters, will be on display at The Island Gallery, 100-106 Madison Ave. N, Bainbridge Island, from May 2-31. Info: (206) 780-9500 or www.theislandgallery.com.
LOCAL ARTIST GREGG SCOTT: Will showcase his work “People on Paper” through May 31 at the Custom Picture Framing shop, 839 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info: Call Mallory at (360) 876-1031.
NEW PAINTINGS FROM: Local artist Marylyn Miller are on the walls of the Poulsbohemian Coffehouse, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo through May. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call (360) 779-9199.
KITSAP’S MEDIEVAL FAIRE: Featuring josting, jesting, merry making and more old-timey fun from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 31-June 1 sponsored by the Society for Creative Anachronisms in Port Gamble. Info: (360) 697-7404.
EAGLE HARBOR BOOK COMPANY: Will host University of Washington professor Jeffery Karl Ochsner presenting a slide show and talk based on his book “Lionel H. Pries: Architect, Artist, Educator” at 7:30 p.m. May 29 at the store, 157 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.
BESTSELLING BAINBRIDGE AUTHOR: David Guterson will debut his new novel “The Other” at 7:30 p.m. on the worldwide release date June 3 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com, (206) 842-5332.
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: www.libertybaybooks.com, (360) 779.5909 or e-mail
SILVERDALE BOOK SALE: Silverdale Friends of the Library used book sale every Tuesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Silverdale Library, 3450 NE Carlton.
ADULT WRITERS CRITIQUE GROUP: Has openings for interested writers. The group meets at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 3431 Lowell St. in Old Town Silverdale. Info: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 598-2375 after 7 p.m.
FOR CONCISE CRITIQUING: And stimulation, join the Fiction Writer’s Workshop which meets at 7 p.m. every Monday night at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse — 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. Cost is $6 per meeting, which includes a latte. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call Marianna (360) 779-9199 for poetry or Sue (360) 297-3713 for fiction.
MICHAEL TOMLINSON IN CONCERT: at 7 p.m. May 31 at the Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge. It’s said to be A rare Northwest appearance for the Seattle-based folksinger. tickets are $25 available at the door or online. Info: www.michaeltomlinson.com
THE PUGET SOUNDSTERS: A non-profit community service group in Kitsap will present “Friends and Lovers” a concert of popular music, at 7 p.m. June 7 at the Summit Avenue Presbyterian Church, 403 Summit Ave. S in Bremerton. Info: Call Jeanie at (360) 871-3260.
LIVE ON THE PATIO: Moondogs Too, located at 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard, will host Billy Shew’s funky rock blues May 30 and the Herbert Friendly Trio’s classic rock May 31. Both shows are 21+, starting around 8 p.m. Info: www.myspace.com/moondogs_too or call (360) 895-2300.
BOB WAYNE AND THE OUTLAW CARNIES: Will be playing at Winterland with James Hunnicutt and the Revolvers and S.G.F.Y. at 9:30 p.m. May 31. At the same time May 30, Mos Generator will be rocking with Sower of Dischord and Virgin. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks or call (360) 479-5686.
TRIPLE FORTE: Will be rocking the Ironhead with guests at 9:30 p.m. May 30. At the same time the next night, the Casual Plaids will share the stage with Chapter 13 and more. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at 2711 Sixth St. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/ironheadsaloon.
SUPER HAPPY STORYTIME LAND: Will be rocking the Charleston with High Priests of Panic, Dicktionhead and 7.Y.O.B.G, starting at 7 p.m. May 30. At the same time the next night, Madmartigan will share the stage with Older Brother Robot, Beneath All Kaos, Courage for a Lion and more. At the same time May 29, Sins of Seven, Chapter 13, Language of Cavemen and more will play. All shows are all ages, $5 cover at 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.
MYTHOLOGICAL HORSES: Will be getting down with local folksters I Coyote, Emma Hill and TV Coahran at 6 p.m. May 31 at the Artists for Freedom and Unity Hall, 317 N. Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/artistforfreedomandunity.
THE PAUL HANOVER BAND: Will be in concert at 9 p.m. May 30 at the Manette Saloon. At the same time May 31, Canadian rockers Pride Tiger will share the stage with Green 13. Both shows are 21+ with a $5 cover at 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/manettesaloon or call (360) 792-0801.
THE GLOBAL BEAN FEATURES: Local singer/songwriters Shawgo and Terry at 7 p.m. May 29, followed by local gypsy jazz from Ranger and the Rearrangers at 8 p.m. May 30 and The Hayburners at 8 p.m. May 31. All shows are all ages, no cover at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre St., Ste. 101 in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com or call (360) 692-9582.
THE PUGET SOUNDSTERS: A non-profit community service group founded in 1952, will be performing at 7 p.m. May 30 at the Unity Church, 1712 Trenton Ave. in Bremerton. Info: Call Jeanie at (360) 871-3260.
GRAMMY-NOMINATED, MULTI-TALENTED: Mel Carter, a modern-day renaissance man of sorts, will be performing at 8 p.m. June 7 at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Dinner precedes the show at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $59 for dinner and a show, $28-$16 for the show only. Info: www.mel-carter.com, www.admiraltheatre.org or call the box office (360) 373-6743.
MUSIC FROM BRITAIN AND AMERICA: Bainbridge Performing Arts presnets the Bainbridge Symphony featuring British and American music of the 20th century at the next Declassified Chamber Concert at 3 p.m. June 8. Tickets are $10 per person. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.
‘A NIGHT AT THE OPERA’: Will be presented by the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and Bainbridge Chorale, concluding the symphony’s 35th anniversary season at 7:30 p.m. May 31 and again at 3 p.m. June 1 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, military and youth. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.
BELLA LUNA PIZZERIA: Located on the slab in Suquamish hosts an open mic from 6:30 p.m. to close ever Tuesday and Thursday for both songs and spoken word. Info: www.bellalunapizza.com or call (360) 598-5398.
THE JAZZ HOUSE: Located at 322 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, provides live jazz from a house band starting around 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Info: Call (360) 373-2006.
THE KITSAP CHORDSMEN: A local barbershop chorus meets and sings weekly from 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays at the Olympic Evangelical Free Church, 14861 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. New singers and visitors welcome. Info: (360) 337-7464.
THE TREEHOUSE LOUNGE: Located above the Magnolia Cafe on Front Street in downtown Poulsbo hosts an open mic session at 8 p.m. every Thursday. 21+. Info: (360) 697-1447.
ONGOING JAM SESSIONS: At the Island Music Guild — 10598 Valley 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 email@example.com
Drum workshop: Monday evenings every week. Info: call Micah at (206) 818-5859.
Old Time Fiddle Tune Jam: Lead by Stuart Williams from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. $5 requested. Info: call Stuart at (206) 323-8004.
Reel Time Celtic jam: Meets from 4-5:30 p.m. on second Fridays in Poulsbo Led by Jane Landstra of Country Capers. Lessons for first level fiddlers are from 4-5:30 on third Fridays in Poulsbo. Info: E-mail Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 697-6192.
Samspel Scandinavian Jam/less: Led by Jane Landstra from 4-5:30 p.m. on the fourth Fridays. Info: email@example.com or call (360) 697-6192.
SILVERDALE’S NEWEST MUSICAL COFFEE SHOP: The Global Bean, located at 2021 NW Myhre, ste. 101 in Silverdale, is hosting a traditional Irish jam session at 7 p.m. on the second an fourth Wednesdays of the month. All players of Irish tunes and instruments are welcome. Info: http://theglobalbean.com or call (360) 692-9582.
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
SUSTAINABLE BAINBRIDGE PRESENTS: Sustainable First Monday’s series featuring Bainbridge permaculturist Chuck Estin speaking on planting veggies at the right time for harvest through winter and spring at 7 p.m. June 2 at the Bainbridge Commons, 370 Brien Dr. on the island. Free. At the same time June 5, Kathleen O’Brien and Alistair Jackson will talk home energy solutions at Islandwood, 4450 Blakely Ave. NE on Bainbridge. Suggested $5 donation. For info on each: Call (206) 842-4439 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRING BIRD FESTIVAL: Islandwood education center will host a weekend of family fun in exploring the world of birds featuring Early Bird Morning Walks, workshops for kids, families and adults as well as an Owl Exploration Program (with baby owls learning to fly) May 30 through June 1 at 4450 Blakely Ave. NE on Bainbridge. Info: www.islandwood.org or call (206) 855-4300 to RSVP.
ALBERS VISTA GARDENS: A Bremerton non-profit organization accessible only through scheduled tours, has announced its 2008 Garden Tour Schedule with tours slated for 10 a.m. May 31, June 13, June 28, July 18, July 26 and more. By reservation only. Info: Call (360) 908-5887 or e-mail email@example.com
MASTER GARDENERS: Are available from 9-11 a.m. to answer questions and give tours through the Anna Smith Garden, located off of Tracyton Road near Fairgrounds Road in Silverdale. Scheduled classes for children are slated for late June. Info: Kathy (360) 895-9512.
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND FARMERS’ MARKET: Opens this weekend at the Town Square at City Hall on the island, featuring farm fresh local produce, art, crafts, food and music from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will run April 12 through October 18. Info: www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com or call (206) 855-1500.
KITSAP MOUNTAINEERS: Meet on the second Thursday of each month for social time and interesting program at the Kitsap Cabin, 3000 Seabeck Highway in Bremerton. Meetings are for members and anyone interested in learning more about the program. Info: www.kitsapmountaineers.org.
OUTDOOR VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The Foulweather Bluff Preserve Nature Conservancy is searching for volunteer stewards to serve as the Preserve’s caretakers and eyes and ears. Training is provided, time commitment is one day per week or one day every two weeks. Info: Lisa Younger at firstname.lastname@example.org, (206) 343-4345 ext. 331.
WILDLIFE VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: West Sound Wildlife Shelter on Bainbridge Island seeking volunteers for variety of duties ranging from hands-on work with wildlife to office work. Information (206) 780-8508 or www.westsoundwildlife.org.
PENINSULA WILDERNESS CLUB: Variety of outdoor activities. Meets 7 p.m. second Monday monthly, Kitsap Unitarian bldg., 4418 Perry Ave., East Bremerton Visitors welcome. Information: www.pwckitsap.org
THE LYNWOOD THEATRE: Located at 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge, will be featuring “Then She Found Me” starring and directed by Helen Hunt with Bette Midler and Matthew Brodrick May 30 through June 5 in addition to “Young at Heart” held over. For ticket and show time info, go to www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-3080.
‘FIDDLER ON THE ROOF’: The Lynwood will be hosting a special showing of a “Fiddler on the Roof” sing-a-long at 5 p.m. June 1. Info: www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-3080.
THE ORCHARD THEATER: Located at 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard will be featuring “Young @ Heart” along with “Redbelt” May 30 through June 5 with special showings of “The Crow” at 9:35 p.m.-only May 30 through June 1. For ticket and show time info, go to www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 895-0564.
THE ADMIRAL’S CLASSIC FILM SERIES: Will conclude with the 1948 film “Wake of the Red Witch starring John Wayne and Gail Russel at 7 p.m. May 30 at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Tickets are $7. Info: www.admiraltheatre.org or call (360) 373-6743.
THE RODEO DRIVE-IN: One of the oldest drive-in movie theaters in the Northwest — located at 7369 Highway 3, south of Port Orchard near the Bremerton airport — hosts weekly double features of current box office movies. Open seven days a week starting in mid-June. For show times, movies slated and ticket information, go to www.rodeodrivein.com or call (360) 698-6030.
THE EDGE IMPROV PRESENTS: It’s monthly show at 7:30 p.m. June 7 at the Bainbridge Performing Arts playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 adults/$10 seniors, military and youth. Info: www.theedgeimprov.com, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.
THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS: With their blend of comedic and musical talent they’re considered an American classic. They will perform at 8 p.m. May 31 at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Tickets are $106 with dinner, $75 for show only on the main floor, $30 in the balcony. Info: www.admiraltheatre.org or call (360) 373-6743.
‘THERE GOES THE BRIDE’: Bremerton Community Theatre will premiere the Ray Cooney farce “There Goes The Bride” June 6. It will play through June 29 with shows at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10 general admission, $9 for seniors and students and $7 for kids under 12. Info: www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.org or call (360) 373-5152.
‘THE MUSICIANS OF BREMEN’: A new children’s show at Poulsbo’s Jewel Box Theater will be presented at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. May 31 at the theater, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Tickets are $7, kids under 3 free. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org or call (360) 779-9688.
JEWEL BOX NEEDS YOU: The Jewel Box Theatre in Poulsbo is seeking front of house and behind the scenes volunteers. Info: (360) 779-9688 or email@example.com.
WWCA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: Western Washington Center for the Arts theater in Port Orchard seeking volunteers for house manager, concession sales, lighting and ushers. For information on applying call (360) 769-7469.
BPA VOLUNTEERS: Bainbridge Performing Arts seeking volunteers for wide variety of jobs, from stagecraft and lighting to concessions and fundraising. Contact Ruth Lentz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOR MOR BISTRO HOSTS: Its Fourth Annual Charity Wine Auction & BBQ from 5-8 p.m. June 1st at the Mor Mor Bistro and Bar, 18820 Front St. in Poulsbo. No cost to attend, proceeds benefit the Kitsap Humane Society, the Poulsbo Historical Society and the Holy Ridge Center for kids with disabilities. Info: www.mormorbistro.com or call (360) 697-3449.
BPAA PLANETARIUM SHOW: Titled “The Wagon, the Bear and the Dipper: An exploration of constellations” will be at 8 p.m. May 31 at Ritchie Observatory in Battle Point Park on Bainbridge. Free and open to the public. Info: www.bpastro.org or call (206) 842-9152.
CELEBRATING ITS ANNIVERSARY: Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge will host Saturday Night Safari — Singers Gone Wild!, an evening of food, fun and music starting at 7:30 p.m. June 7 at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Brien Dr., near waterfront park on Bainbridge. Tickets are $50 in advance, $65 at the door. Proceeds help fund the theater company. Info: www.ovationmtb.com or call (206) 842-0472.
‘DINNER ON THE NILE’: An event sponsored by the International Order of the Rainbow For Girls, will provide traditional Egyptian-style food, a street bazaar, two troupes of belly dancers and a featured performer named Hasani starting at 5:30 p.m. May 31 at 878 Fifth St. in Bremerton. Tickets are $15 each or $25 for a couple. Info: www.gorainbow.org, for tickets e-mail email@example.com.
CALLING ALL PLAYWRIGHTS: The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest is accepting unproduced one-act scripts for Summerplay 2008: A Festival of New Works. The deadline is May 30. Plays should be no longer than one hour in length. There is no compensation if the play is selected, however, a full production of the selected plays will be scheduled later this summer. Send a SASE if you wish your play(s) to be returned after the selection process. Please send scripts to the theatre’s mailing address: The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, 3711 Cartier Drive, Bremerton, WA 98312. Info: Theatre box office (360)792-8601 or www.changingscenenorthwest.org.
VIOLINISTS TO FIDDLERS: Interested in turning your violin into a fiddle? An interest list is being compiled for an old-time fiddle workshop with Ken Waldman and and Tania Opland. Info: (206) 842-2306.
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 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.
THE GREAT NORWESTERS: Toastmasters Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. every first and third Thursday of the month at The Northwest Design Center — 18850 State Highway 305 in Poulsbo. Info: http://greatnorwesters.freetoasthost.net or call Kathy (360) 301-1864.
KITSAP FRISBEE LEAGUE: Kitsap’s inaugural Ultimate Frisbee League’s registration is on open. Details and registration information is posted at www.discnw.org under the link “Kitsap Hat League.”
LITTLE NORWAY TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at meetings of the Little Norway Toastmasters Club. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. For location call: (360) 271-5336.
ADOPTION GROUP: Kitsap Adoption Group hosts Adoption Chat, 9 a.m. fourth Saturday monthly, Silverdale Fire Station on Silverdale Way. information (360) 697-6910 or www.kitsapadoptiongroup.com.
WISH MEETS: Support group for families waiting to adopt, Waiting Is So Hard, meets 7 p.m. second Thursday monthly at Joe and Gayle Kohler home. Information (360) 662-0630 or www. kitsapadoptiongroup.com.
GAME NIGHT: Tuesday game nights 5-9 p.m. at The Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St., Poulsbo. Variety of board games, $2 minimum snack or beverage purchase.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.AlAnon.org
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.