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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.
A IS FOR ARTISTS GALLERY: A not-for-profit artist owned and run gallery on Bainbridge Island is seeking artists. Info: www.AisforArtistsGallery.com or call (206) 842-2434.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 today, 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. All skill levels welcome. Info: Susan at (360) 598-4600.
DRAWING THE HUMAN FIGURE: Life Drawing (the human figure) classes are held from noon to 2 p.m. each Monday at the Bremerton Eagles at sixth and Washington. Cost is $10 per class. Info: (360) 377-7296.
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.
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 JEWEL BOX THEATRE: Is hosting an open audition call for the 2008-2009 season from 7-10 p.m. June 27 and again from 2-4 p.m. June 29 at the theater, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Actors should prepare a short monologue and bring a photo to be seen by all of the season’s directors. For an audition appointment, call (360) 779-9688. For more info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org.
A NEW LOCAL COMMUNITY THEATRE: The Suquamish Theatre Project is forming and planning for its first play “Buz’Gem Blues” by Ojibway author Drew Hayden Taylor. Auditions will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 19 at the STP’s facility, the Suquamish Community Congregational United Church of Christ at Division and Geneva Streets. Cold readings from the script. Info: Contact Fred Saas at (360) 697-7839 or e-mail email@example.com.
THE ISLAND MUSIC GUILD: Is taking registration now for summer music camps, including a piano camp July 7-11, chamber camp Aug. 4-8 and rock! camp Aug. 11-15. Price and duration info is available online at www.islandmusic.org/music_camps.htm. Call to register. Info: (206) 780-6911 or www.islandmusic.org.
KiDiMu DINO DIG EXHIBIT: Opens for a three-day celebration of the season and the opening of outdoor exhibits June 20-22 at the Bainbridge Island Kids Discovery Museum, 305 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.kidimu.org or call (206) 855-4650.
BPA OFFERS TWO SUMMER SESSIONS: Of theatre school beginning June 30 and July 15. Bainbridge Performing Arts’ theater school offerings for 2008 take up pirates, treasure, dragons and high seas fun. Registration is under way for kids grades 1-8. For pricing and scheduling info, go to www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.
GUEST INSTRUCTOR GENE MAGALLANES: Will lead a salsa lesson for Latin Night, the fourth saturday lesson and dance at the Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road on Bainbridge. The salsa lesson will be from 7:30-8:15 p.m., followed by a DJ’d dance of all styles until 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for kids, $10 adults. Info: www.educatedfeet.net or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
IRENE’S SCHOOL OF DANCE: Presents its spring dance recital “A World of Dance” at 7 p.m. June 20 and 21 and again at 2 p.m. June 22 at the Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center, 1500 13th St. in Bremerton. Tickets are $5, show showcases students age 3 through adults. Info: Call (360) 692-4395.
BAINBRIDGE DANCE CENTER PRESENTS: It’s 27th Annual Student Performance at 7 p.m. June 24-28 with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. The production showcases more than 200 students ages 4-18, featuring original choreographic works by BDC faculty. Info: www.bainbridgedancecenter.com, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-4560.
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 DANCING: Is offered from 2-5 p.m. every Sunday at the Port Orchard Eagles, 4001 Jackson Ave. NE in Port Orchard, dancing to the live big band sounds of Eric Liebmann and Co. Cost is $3 for members, $5 for non. Info: www.foe2338.org or call (360) 876-2338.
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.
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.
KITSAP SCULPTOR KARSTEN BOYSEN: Features his show of twisted steel sculpture “Covert Vision” at the Theler Center off of State Route 3 in Belfair through September 1. Info: www.thelercenter.org or call the Center at (360) 275-4898.
EMILY’S BISTRO: Located at 19472 Powder Hill Place, suite 101 in Poulsbo will be featuring Rose Mancuso’s oil paintings, Diana Zacharias’ pastels and Elizabeth Haney’s watercolors through the month of June. Info: (360) 779-5578.
LOCAL ARTIST LINDA SPEARMAN: Will show an exhibit of her watercolors through the month of June at the Kitsap Physical Therapy office off of 7th Avenue in Poulsbo. Info: (360) 779-3777.
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. Info: www.myspace.com/artistforfreedomandunity.
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.
‘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.
HANK WILLIAMS/PATSY CLINE FEST: The fourth annual event will be from 5-10 p.m. June 28 at The Barn at Hazel Creek Farm, 8903 Koura Road on Bainbridge. A slate of local groups will provide five continuous hours of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline Tributes. Tickets are $10. Info: www.musiccommunityresources.com or call Norm at (206) 842-5485.
POULSBO CENTENNIAL FESTIVITIES: The Sound of Music singing group and the Kitsap Carolers will be performing live entertainment starting at 1 p.m. June 21 outside of the Wild & Wooly shop on Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: (360) 779-3222.
THE BAINBRIDGE ISLAND STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: Will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 21 at the Filipino American Community Hall, 7566 High School Road on Bainbridge. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids. Info: (206) 842-7402.
LOCAL AUTHOR CAROL CASSELLA: Will be reading from her novel “Oxygen” at 3 p.m. June 29 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E on Bainbridge. Cassella is a Bainbridge Island resident who practices anesthesiology and is a freelance medical writer as well as the mother of two sets of twins, born 15 months apart. “Oxygen” is her first novel. Info: www.carolcassella.com, www.eaglehaborbooks.com or call the store at (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. June 24 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on the island. Info: www.bifriends.org.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN BE PRESIDENT?: Political guru/author Iris Burnett will be talking Presidential politics and more at 7:30 p.m. June 19 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.
LOCAL AUTHORS ANN DeFEE AND ANN ROTH: Have put together the “10 Commandments for Writing Category Romance” and they will share them at the next meeting of the Peninsula Romance Writers’ Association, 10 a.m. June 21. The PRWA meets every third Saturday of the month at the Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: (360) 405-9100.
AUTHOR GARTH STEIN: Will be presenting his latest novel, "The Art of Racing in the Rain" at 7:30 p.m. June 26 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.
WEST SOUND READS PRESENTS: Andre Dubus, author of the National Book Award finalist “House of Sand and Fog,” speaking on his latest book “Garden of Last Days” at 7 p.m. June 27 at the Bainbridge Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-4162.
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.
TONIGHT AT THE CHARLESTON: Static Thought will be throwing down with CLR, Bucklin and more at 7 p.m. At the same time June 20, Courage for a Lion will share the stage with Language of Cavemen, Blood Commitment and Am I Gonna Die. Then at the same time June 21, Toxic Holocaust will rock with Aspen, Beneath All Kaos, Casual Friday and more. All shows are all ages, $5 cover at the Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.
THE GLOBAL BEAN PRESENTS: The folk, rock, blues of stringer Ken Rosholt at 7 p.m. Thursday, followed by the acoustic duo Open Window at 8 p.m. Friday and contemporary guitarist Chirstopher Brant Anderson at 8 p.m. Saturday. All shows are all ages, free at the Global Bean Coffeeshop, 2021 Myhre Road, Ste. 101 in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com or call (360) 692-9582.
RUXTON TOWERS RETURNS: For the first time in almost a year, Ruxton Towers will be taking the stage, playing a show with Rocky Point All Stars and Neon Nights at 9:30 p.m. June 20 at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. At that same time, same place, June 21 Winterland will host a Round Robin Rock-a-thon with special guests 3 Banger. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks or call (360) 479-5686.
THE BANNER JUMP: Will be jamming with FASA and guests at 9 p.m. June 20 at the Manette Saloon, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/manettesaloon or call (360) 792-0801.
SEATTLE BAND LITTLE BIG MAN: Will be matching its Hawaiian-style reggae with the Jose Cuervo Girls June 21 at Moondogs, Too, 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard. On June 20, the Spence Brothers will rock the patio stage. Both shows are from 7-11 p.m., 21+, no cover. Saturday afternoons, Harmonica Dave hosts an open mike from 2-5 p.m. Info: www.myspace.com/moondogs_too or call (360) 895-2300.
BIG MOUTH MUSIC PRESENTS: Dressed to Kill with Ken Parker, Running Scared and Stabbed in the Face at 7 p.m. June 21 at Jackson Hall, 9161 Washington Ave. in Silverdale. All ages, $7 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/bigmouthmusic.
SEATTLE MENS CHORUS: Will perform “Comedy Tonight” featuring the famed Captain Smartypants and familiar works from the likes of the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Mel Brooks and more at 7 p.m. June 21 at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Tickets are $12-25. Presented by the Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Info: Call the Admiral at (360) 373-6743.
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.
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 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.
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
KITSAP MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT: Garden Crafts by Heidi Caster of Dragonfly Nursery from 12-3 p.m. June 21 at Dragonfly Nursery, 34881 Hansville Road in Kingston. Caster will give a lesson on how to make a window frame filled with sedums. Supplies included, costs is $60. Master Gardeners advise register early. Info: www.dragonflyfarmnursery.com or call Debra at (253) 857-9094.
STILLWATERS’ ANNUAL LOW-TIDE BEACH WALK: Will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. July 5 in Kingston. A group will gather at the Kingston Farmer’s Market at the Kingston Marine and will be lead around the near shore environment by a marine ecologist from Stillwaters. $5 donation suggested. Info: www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org or call (360) 297-2876.
ALIEN WEED SPECIES: Will be the topic of discussion for a presentation titled “The Monsters in Your Garden Beds Become the monsters in our watersheds” from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 21 at Stillwaters, 26059 Barber Cut Off Road in Kingston. Dana Coggon, Kitsap’s noxious weed control program coordinator will be on hand. Cost is $30 per person, $45 per household. Info: www.stillwatersenvironmnetalcenter.org or call (360) 297-3876.
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. June 28, July 18, July 26 and more. By reservation only. Info: Call (360) 908-5887 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com, (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: Will be featuring the indie film “The Visitor,” director Tom McCarthy’s first feature since “The Station Agent” June 20-26 at 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. Check online for show time and ticket prices. Info: www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-3080.
‘RIO BRAVO’: The 1959 classic starring John Wayne, Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson will be the next installment of the Lynwood’s Classics Night at 7:30 p.m. June 24. Tickets are $7.50. Info: www.lynwootheatre.com or call (206) 842-3080.
SUMMER READING KICKOFF: The Kitsap Regional Library gives a nod to summer reading by featuring the film “Charlotte’s Web” at 1:30 p.m. June 21 at the Silverdale Library, 3450 NW Carlton St. in Silverdale. Info: (360) 692-2779.
THE ORCHARD THEATER: Located at 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard will be featuring the timely film “The Visitor” about a 62-year-old man who leaves town for a conference to find a foreign couple, victims of a real estate scam, have taken up residence in his apartment. Also look out for special showings of “The Goonies.” For tickets and show times, go to www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 895-0564.
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.
ISLAND THEATRE PRESENTS: A dramatic reading of “A Delicate Balance” by Edward Albee at 7:30 p.m. June 21 and 22 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. on Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-4162.
FAMILIES ON THE EDGE: Bainbridge Performing Arts’ second annual theater school benefit FUNdraiser will be at 5 p.m. June 29 featuring summer fair from Mike’s Four Star Barbecue, a kid-friendly raffle, mini auction and a culminating performance from the BPA improv troupe The Edge. Tickets are $50 for adults, $25 for youth. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569, www.theedgeimprov.com.
THE CHANGING SCENE PRESENTS: A regional premiere of Colorado playwright Josh Hartwell’s contemporary drama “Contrived Ending” directed by Pavlina Morris beginning June 12 at the Changing Scene Northwest, 5889 State Highway 303, north of Outback Steakhouse. The show will run through June 28 with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15 general, $12 seniors, students and military. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org or call (360) 792-8601.
‘THERE GOES THE BRIDE’: Bremerton Community Theatre premiered 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
THE BACKYARD HABITAT FAMILY FAIR: Will be from noon to 4 p.m. June 29 at the IslandWood outdoor education center, 4450 Blakely Avenue NE on Bainbridge. All are invited for inspiration on creating wildlife-friendly spaces in your own backyard, learning how to be certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat. Info: Call Bobbie at (206) 842-5955 or visit www.naturallandscapes.org/content/habitat-fair.htm.
A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT: The Kitsap Regional Library in Port Orchard will be celebrating the summer solstice with special crafts for kids and live acoustic music from the Average Djoes and Tuesday Jam from 1-5 p.m. June 21, 87 Sidney Ave. Info: (360) 876-2224.
LARRY LINDVIG OF PLEASANT HILL WINERY: Will host a special wine tasting from 2-6 p.m. June 28 at the Olympic Wine Shop in Poulsbo Village, next to Taprock NW Grill. Info: (360) 697-9463.
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.
FOURTH STREET MARKET: A street fair in downtown Bremerton offering art, crafts and antiques will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12 and again Aug. 9. Info: Contact Peggy at (360) 479-4101 or www.simplyrenewed.com.
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.
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.