Arts and Entertainment

WHAT'S GOING ON | In Kitsap for the week of July 30-Aug. 5


ART OF THE QUILTER: Registration for the sixth annual quilt and needlework competition at the Sidney Art Gallery will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 1 and 2 at the gallery, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. A $25 entry fee covers one or both shows which will exhibit Aug. 9-31. Two items allowed for each. Info:

PAWSBO’S DOG DAYS OF SUMMER: Bring a month-long artistic tribute to man’s best friend as the Verksted Gallery hosts its fifth annual amateur photo contest in conjunction with dog-themed art from its artists. Entries for the photo contest will be accepted in person Aug. 1-14 at the Verksted, 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: or call (360) 679-4470.

TRASH ART CONTEST: Is being held in conjunction the the Great Peninsula Future Festival in Port Gamble Aug. 1-3. A display of trash art will be set up near the entrance to the festival. Winners will be decided and announced Aug. 3. Entries must me made entirely of clean, sanitary trash or materials that would otherwise be discarded or recycled. Send a note of entry with artist name/age/contact to Gene Bullock at 1968 NE Lind Court, Poulsbo, WA 98370 or e-mail Info: or call Gene at (360) 394-5635.

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND STUDIO TOUR: Is seeking regional artists to share their work during the 25th annual winter Studio Tour. Applications are at the BI Chamber or online at, due July 31. Info: Call Dinah at (206) 852-0504 or e-mail

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 Info: or call (206) 842-5485.


SLIP 45 HOSTS: A comedy night with Gabriel Rutledge and Darrin Meyer at 9 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Shipwreck Lounge at Slip 45, 715 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info: or call the bar at (360) 895-7932.


EAGLE HARBOR BOOKS PRESENTS: Storytime for kids 3 and up with Seattle children’s author Bonny Becker at 11 a.m. Aug. 9 at the Bainbridge bookstore, 157 Winslow Way on the island. She’ll be bringing her new book “A Visitor for Bear.” Info:,, or call the store at (206) 842-5332.

LIBRARY ROCK STAR: Branches of the Kitsap Regional Library will provide the video game Rock Band for teen competitions 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Poulsbo branch, 700 NE Lincoln Road. Info: or call (360) 779-2915.

READING BUDDIES: Bring your preschool or young school-aged kids to the Poulsbo Library at 11 a.m. every Wednesday to meet a reading buddy to share books and puzzles with. Free program every Wednesday through Aug. 20 at the library, 700 NE Lincoln in Poulsbo. Info: or call children’s librarian Suzanne Grue at (360) 779-2195.

CHILDREN’S PAPER CRAFTS: Are taught at summer classes from noon -2 p.m. every Monday through Aug. 25 at Design Your World, 19347 Jensen Way in Poulsbo. $15 per class for kids ages 4 and up. Info: Call (360) 930-8098.

THE ISLAND MUSIC GUILD: Is taking registration now for summer music camps, including a chamber camp Aug. 4-8 and rock! camp Aug. 11-15. Price and duration info is available online at Call to register. Info: (206) 780-6911 or


AUGUST’S SECOND SATURDAY DANCE: Will begin with a salsa workshop at 7:30 p.m., followed by a DJ’d dance with salsa, Latin and swing music at 8:15 p.m. Aug. 9 at Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge. No partner necessary, $5 for teens, $10 for adults at the door. Info:

NORWAY’S SYMRA FOLK DANCE GROUP: Will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Poulsbo Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St. in Poulsbo. The performance will be preceded by a workshop at 3 p.m. and followed by a gammeldans. Admission is $5, school-aged kids free. Info: Call Grace at (360) 779-2460 or Joanne at (360) 779-9979.

BALLROOM LINE DANCE: Classes featuring the Rumba will begin at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the Kitsap Square Dance Association facility off of Old Belfair Highway in Gorst. Pre-registration recommended. Info: (360) 877-5181.


KINGSTON ART GALLERY: Will feature fused glass artist Karyn Cott and woodworker Terry Cott in a show titled “Cott’s Wood-n-Glass” which also includes her jewelry and his photography through Sept. 8 at the KAG in downtown Kingston. The artists will be feted during Second Saturday Gallery Night, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 9. Info: or call (360) 297-5133.

THE VERKSTED GALLERY: Is featuring three artists during the month of August — fabric weaver Jan Harada, mixed-media painter Eileen Sorg and raku ceramics artist Irma O’Brien. Their works will be on display amongst all of the Verksted artists throughout the month on Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: or call (360) 697-4470.

COLLECTIVE VISIONS FEATURES: 3D raku ceramics artist Wanda Garrity paired with the 2D work of Anna Hoey for its special August exhibit. Garrity and Hoey’s exhibit will hang throughout the month, while an artists’ reception is slated for 5-9 p.m. Aug. 1 at 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Info: or call (360) 377-8327.

BAINBRIDGE ARTS AND CRAFTS GALLERY: Gets to the root of childhood joy with an exhibition of ceramics in its front gallery and Kitemaker Gergory Kono in the back gallery, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Both exhibits will hang throughout the month while a reception for the artists is slated for 5-9 p.m. Aug. 1. Info: or call (206) 842-3132.

THE ROBY KING GALLERIES FEATURES: Multi-media artist Susan LeVan with an exhibit that attempts to demonstrate the complex relationship between man and animals throughout the month of August at the Roby King, 176 Winslow Way in Bainbridge. Info: or call (206) 842-2063.

KINGSTON ART GALLERY: Will feature Marilyn Liden Bode and Betty Claire during the month of July. Both artists are founding members of the Kingston Gallery. Their show “Living Imprints” will hang through Aug. 4 at the gallery off Highway 104 in downtown Kingston. Info: or call (360) 297-5133.

THE BEST OF GALLERY FRAGA: The Bainbridge Island Gallery Fraga will be celebrating the variety of its artists with a massive special two-month show, hanging through July and August. Info: or call (206) 842-1150.

THE GALLERY AT GRACE: Will feature monotypes by Berit Ringo in his show “My Many Houses” which will hang July 3 through Aug. 31 in the lobby of Grace Episcopal Church, 8595 Day Road on Bainbridge. Info: Call Ann at (206) 842-9997.

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: or call the Center at (360) 275-4898.


THE GREAT PENINSULA FUTURE FESTIVAL: Brings together three stages of entertainment, two local farmers markets and nearly 100 vendors peddling ideas, wares and products for a sustainable future from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 2 and again 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 3 in Port Gamble. $5 entry, $5 for parking. Info:

FARMSTOCK: A festival of art and music featuring local and regional artists in concert and on display in addition to lectures and workshops throughout the weekend Aug. 1-3 at the Bottoms Up Farm, 13398 Manzanita Rd. on Bainbridge. The art and music expo is free Aug. 1-3 while the Farmstock Concerts featuring cats like Dan Tyminski and Hadley Caliman Aug. 2-3 will cost. Info: or call Liz at (206) 819-3618.


POULSBOHEMIAN POETRY: Northwesterner by way of New York City Jennifer Coates will be joining three other local poets — Kate Cunningham, Celine O’Leary and Nan Wooldridge — for the next edition of the Poulsbohemian Poetry series starting at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Poulsbohemian, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: or call Nancy at (206) 842-4855.

GENE OPENSHAW, CO-AUTHOR OF: Rick Steves’ “Paris 2009” will present a slide show on the City of Light at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at Eagle Harbor Book Company, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: or call (206) 842-5332.

‘BREAKING DAWN:’ The last novel of the Twilight series, written by Stephenie Myers and set in the North Olympic Peninsula will be feted with midnight book parties across the county on the evening of its release Aug 1. Including Barnes and Noble in Silverdale (call (360) 698-0945 for more info), Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo (call (360) 779-5909) and Eagle Harbor Books on Bainbridge (call (206) 842-5332).


LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Herky Cutler brings his entertaining, inspiring, thought-provoking blues to Bainbridge at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1 followed by the Geordie Kelly Jazz Quartet at the same time Aug. 2. August 3 will be an open mic for all styles. All shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus Coffeehouse, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: or call (206) 842-6725.

STRINGER SEAN GARCIA: Will be playing Tizley’s Europub at 8 p.m. Aug. 1 off of Front Street in downtown Poulsbo. At the same time Aug. 2, Mark Moore will jam. Info:, or call (360) 394-0080.

WINTERLAND FEATURES: 2-headed Chang with Wide-eyed Panic and Castdown at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 1 followed by the .357 String Band with Dragstrip Riot and Total Wreck at the same time Aug. 2. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: or call (360) 479-5686.

THE CHARLESTON PRESENTS: The Bremerton Dub Rockers with Legends on Heroin, Triple Forte and Product of Thought at 7 p.m. Aug. 2. At the same time the night before, local rapper Concrete will perform with guests while Sunday Blue Star Park will jam with Red Means Go and guests and at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 Beneath All Kaos shares the stage with Wake the Fallen, Heels over Head, Project X and more. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID at the Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info:

THE GLOBAL BEAN HOSTS: Local singer/songwriter Danie Girl at 7 p.m. July 31 followed by original folk rock from The Ride at 8 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road, ste. 101 in Silverdale. Info: or call (360) 692-9582.

PERFORMANCES AT THE PASSAGE: The Clearwater Casino’s summer concert series features Whiskey Creek, a southern rock revival, Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute at 7 p.m. July 31. As always, the show is free, all ages at the Clearwater, located off of Hwy. 305, near the Agate Pass Bridge in Suquamish. Info: or call (360) 598-8700.

DECADE OF DECADENCE: An 80s glam-, hair-, butt-rock cover band will be playing the Shipwreck Lounge at Slip 45, 715 Bay St. in Port Orchard. 21+, no cover. Info:, www.decadeofdecadence or call the bar at (360) 895-7932.

CONCERTS AT EVERGREEN: Free live music from 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday, July 1 through Aug. 12 at Evergreen Rotary Park in Bremerton. Info: Call Cynthia at (360) 473-5425.

CONCERTS ON THE BOARDWALK: Will feature four weeks of free concerts, 6-8 p.m. Fridays July 11 through Aug. 1 on the Louis Mentor Boardwalk in Bremerton. Info: or call (360) 377-3041.

CONCERTS IN THE PARK: A free concert series from 7-9 p.m. each Wednesday July 9 through Aug. 20 at waterfront park on Bainbridge Island. Info:

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: 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

Drum workshop: Monday evenings every week. Info: call Micah at (206) 818-5859.

Old Time Fiddle Tune Jam: Lead by Stuart Williams from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. $5 requested. Info: call Stuart at (206) 323-8004.

Reel Time Celtic jam: Meets from 4-5:30 p.m. on second Fridays in Poulsbo Led by Jane Landstra of Country Capers. Lessons for first level fiddlers are from 4-5:30 on third Fridays in Poulsbo. Info: E-mail Jane at or call (360) 697-6192.

Samspel Scandinavian Jam/less: Led by Jane Landstra from 4-5:30 p.m. on the fourth Fridays. Info: or call (360) 697-6192.

SILVERDALE’S NEWEST MUSICAL COFFEE SHOP: The Global Bean, located at 2021 NW Myhre, ste. 101 in Silverdale, is hosting a traditional Irish jam session at 7 p.m. on the second an fourth Wednesdays of the month. All players of Irish tunes and instruments are welcome. Info: or call (360) 692-9582.

CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES: Meet at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the First Baptist Church at 1410 Ohio St. in Bremerton. Women of all ages are invited to come out and sing. Info: or call Kathy at (360) 297-8414.

KITSAP JAZZ SOCIETY: A group of Kitsap citizens have begun the formation of the Kitsap Jazz Society with aspirations of preserving and promoting jazz throughout the county. For more information, call (360) 731-1609.

TREEHOUSE OPEN MIC: John Becker hosts open mic 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Treehouse Bar, 18830 Front St., Poulsbo. No minors.

BELLA LUNA OPEN MIC: Gary "Smokestack" Shaw hosts open mic 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Bella Luna Pizzeria, Suquamish. Tugboat Bromberg hosts same time Thursdays.

PARENT-CHILD MUSIC CLASSES: Music and movement classes for ages newborn-5 with adult Mondays and Saturdays, Cappella Choirs Music Center, Port Orchard. Cost varies. Info: (360) 895-3200.

COMMUNITY SINGERS: Anyone who loves to sing is invited to join the Community Singers. No experience necessary, well-known songs. Group performs at long-term care facilities and others as requested. Info: (206) 842-9790.

WHISKEY CREEK STEAKHOUSE: Dixieland jazz first Tuesday 5 p.m. monthly; various artists seven nights a week, 5 p.m.; Trumpet by Yvonne, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Whiskey Creek Steakhouse, 1918 Washington St., Keyport. Info: (360) 779-3481.


OLYMPIC KOI, GOLDFISH & WATER GARDEN CLUB: Will hold its ninth annual pond and water garden tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 9 with stops at seven ponds throughout Kitsap. Tickets are $5 for adults, children under 18 are free, available at Roadhouse Nursery, 12511 Central Valley Road in Poulsbo. Info: (360) 779-9589.

DRAGONFLY FARMS NURSERY: Located at 34881 Hansville Rd. in Kingston hosts a farmers market featuring local artisans from 12-4 p.m. every Friday. Info: or call (360) 638-1292.

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:

OUTDOOR VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The Foulweather Bluff Preserve Nature Conservancy is searching for volunteer stewards to serve as the Preserve’s caretakers and eyes and ears. Training is provided, time commitment is one day per week or one day every two weeks. Info: Lisa Younger at, (206) 343-4345 ext. 331.

WILDLIFE VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: West Sound Wildlife Shelter on Bainbridge Island seeking volunteers for variety of duties ranging from hands-on work with wildlife to office work. Information (206) 780-8508 or

PENINSULA WILDERNESS CLUB: Variety of outdoor activities. Meets 7 p.m. second Monday monthly, Kitsap Unitarian bldg., 4418 Perry Ave., East Bremerton Visitors welcome. Information:


THE ORCHARD THEATER PRESENTS: “And When Did You Last See Your Father” along with “OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies” and “Mongol” starting Aug. 1 through Aug. 7 with Weekend Wierd showings of “Evil Dead 2” at 9:20 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Info: or call the theater at (360) 895-0564.

THE LYNWOOD THEATRE FEATURES: “Before the Rains” and “Roman de Gare” Aug. 1-7 at 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For tickets and show time information, go to or call (206) 842-3080.

FREE MOVIES AT THE PARK: The Bainbridge Island Downtown Association celebrates its 10th summer showing of free outdoor movies at Waterfront Park beginning with auxiliary entertainment at 8:30 p.m. followed by the movie around 9:30 p.m. Features slated are: “Peter Pan” (2003) Aug. 2, “Big” Aug. 9, “The Birds” Aug. 16 and “Wizard of Oz” Aug. 23. Info: or call (206) 842-2982.

KRL HOSTS SUMMER FAMILY MOVIES: Fridays at 2 p.m. at the Sylvan Way Library, Fridays at 3 p.m. at the Bainbridge Library, Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. in Silverdale and Fridays at 1 p.m. at the Poulsbo branch. Free. Call each branch for dates and films. Info:, or call Sylvan Way at(360) 405-9100, Bainbridge at (206) 842-4162, Silverdale at (360) 692-2779 or Poulsbo at (360) 779-2915.

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 or call (360) 698-6030.


KITSAP FOREST THEATER: Has expanded their 2008 season to include a summer production. Starting Aug. 2, the Mountaineers Players will present Arne Zaslove’s 50’s rock and roll version of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The show will run at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Aug. 24 at the Forest Theater, 3000 Seabeck Highway in Seabeck. Tickets are $14 advance/$16 at the gate for adults, $8/$10 for kids. Info: or call (206) 542-7815.

SUMMERPLAY 2008: The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest will present “Summerplay, 2008: A Festival of New Works” Aug. 8-23 upstairs at the Panda Inn, 4180 Kitsap Way in Bremerton. Shows will be presented with an authentic Chinese meal Fridays and Saturdays with dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. There will also be lunch shows on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. Limited seating, reservations required. Info: or call (360) 792-8601.

‘LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS’: Is the summer production at Port Orchard’s Western Washington Center for the Arts. The show opens with a wine and cheese buffet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8 followed by curtains at 7:30 p.m. The show will run through Aug. 24 with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays. Info:, or call (360) 769-7469.

YOGA FOR THE FUNNY BONE: The Edge Improv will be leading calisthenics for your brain and cross-training for the psyche at its monthly show, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, students and military. Info:, or call the box office (206) 842-8569.

‘THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE’: Bainbridge Performing Arts’ theatre school Camp Broadway and Bainbridge Dance Center present the classic July 30 through Aug. 3 with shows at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Directed by Jessica Low, musical direction by Daryl Spadaccini, vocal direction by Sophia Federighi, and choreography by Jill Leversee. Tickets are $15. Info: or call (206) 842-8569.

THE JEWEL BOX THEATER: Debuted Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” at 8 p.m. July 18 at the Jewel Box, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. The show will run through Aug. 16 with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Aug. 3 and 10. For tickets or more info: or call (360) 779-9688.

CSTOCK PRESENTS: Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance,” July 11 through Aug. 3 with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $7 for kids under 11. Info: or call (360) 692-9940.

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


CREATIVE COOKING FOR KIDS: Will be the special chef demo at the Poulsbo Farmers Market this week, featuring Stephen Moreton of MorMor Bistro and his daughter Zoe, with sessions at 10:30 a.m. and noon at the market on the corner of 7th and Iverson. Also at the market this week, Bub Pratt will supply the music from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Info:

THE f67 CAMERA CLUB: Will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 4 in Room 106 of the art building at Olympic College Bremerton. It will be a special program night where members project a series of images in a slide show, set to music. Visitors welcome. Info:, (360) 275-3019.

TOUCH A TRUCK: The 20th annual Poulsbo vehicular festival will feature a 30’ aluminum dive boat, a Jantz Engineering 4WD oversized Jeep, the Peninsula Vet Mobile and more from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 16 in Poulsbo Village.

FREE FIRST THURSDAYS: The board of directors at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum are now offering free admission to the museum, located at 215 Ericksen Ave. on Bainbridge, during the first Thursday of every month. Info: or call (206) 842-2773.

PORT ORCHARD CLASSICS WEEKEND: Will begin with Thursday’s Concerts by the Bay featuring classic party rock from “The Machine” at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 followed by special showings of “American Graffiti” at the Orchard Theater in honor of the weekend’s classic car show — the Cruz slated for Aug. 10. A pre-funk for the cruise featuring music by party band Dance Factory will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 in downtown Port Orchard. Also check out the art of the quilter at the Sidney Gallery and “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Port Orchard playhouse, WWCA. Info: or call the PO Chamber at (360) 876-3505.

CRUISE THROUGH MOSQUITO FLEET HISTORY: The Kitsap County Historical Society will be retracing the mosquito fleet route Aug. 2, boarding at at 9:30 a.m. at the Bremerton ferry terminal. Tickets are $50 for adults, $35 for children under 12. Reservation deadline is July 31. Info: or call (360) 479-6226.

KITSAP WINE SOCIETY PRESENTS: A Paella Party with Tapas and Spanish Wines at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at the home of society members Tom and Betty Hyde. Cost is $28 for members, $38 for non, due by Aug. 4. Info: or call (360) 769-5458.

THE SENSORY EVALUATION OF WINE: Instructor Nick Tomassi aims to demystify the art of wine tasting in this class from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Puget Sound Wine Cellar, 120 Harrison Ave. in Port Orchard. Cost is $30 if pre-paid by Aug. 9. Info: or call (360) 895-7261.

KITSAP COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Invites you for a stroll down memory lane Aug. 1 on its annual walking tour through the downtown Bremerton historic district. The tour leaves at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1 from the Kitsap County Historical Museum, 280 Fourth St. in Bremerton. Info:

THE CRUISIN’ SEASON IS: Back in full swing as every Wednesday evening now through September, classic car enthusiasts gather and bring their rides out to Buck’s A&W, 1700 Mile Hill Drive. in Port Orchard. All ages welcome, 5-8 p.m., know your classic car rules. Info: (360) 876-9088.

NEIGHBORHOOD CHESS GAMES: Are held from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday at the downtown Bremerton Library, 612 5th St. in Bremerton with players from the Kitsap County Chess Club. Info: (360) 377-3955.

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. Aug. 9. Info: Contact Peggy at (360) 479-4101 or

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: 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 under the link “Kitsap Hat League.”

LITTLE NORWAY TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at meetings of the Little Norway Toastmasters Club. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. For location call: (360) 271-5336.

ADOPTION GROUP: Kitsap Adoption Group hosts Adoption Chat, 9 a.m. fourth Saturday monthly, Silverdale Fire Station on Silverdale Way. information (360) 697-6910 or

WISH MEETS: Support group for families waiting to adopt, Waiting Is So Hard, meets 7 p.m. second Thursday monthly at Joe and Gayle Kohler home. Information (360) 662-0630 or www.

GAME NIGHT: Tuesday game nights 5-9 p.m. at The Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St., Poulsbo. Variety of board games, $2 minimum snack or beverage purchase.

Business Connections of North Kitsap: Meets first and third Thursdays, 11:32 a.m., Magnolia Cafe, Poulsbo. For information and to register (360) 598-3880 or email

Stroke Support Group: The Stroke Support Group meets 1 p.m. second Thursday monthly, Iris Room at Harrison Hospital, 1780 NW Myhre Road, Silverdale. Open to stroke survivors, caregivers, families of survivors and the public. Information (360) 337-8980.

AL-ANON/ALATEEN: Al-Anon is for adult family members. Alateen is for teenagers and relatives of alcoholics. Meetings in Kitsap and Mason counties. Schedule: 1-800-344-2666, local meetings 1-866-452-6973 or

KITSAP GEM AND MINERAL: Meets 7:30 p.m. second Friday monthly, Chico Alliance Church, Bremerton.

TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at Toastmasters meetings. Everyone welcome. Information Port Orchard, (360) 895-8519, Silverdale (360) 830-5834 or Poulsbo, (360) 297-2845.

SIGN LANGUAGE GROUP: Members of the deaf community, interpreters and sign students interested in gathering on an informal basis on Bainbridge or elsewhere. Information (206) 855-8027.

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SUPPORT: The Bremerton Weight Loss Surgery Support Group meets 7 p.m. fourth Tuesday monthly, Jackson Park Community Service Center, Port Orchard. Information (360) 782-1274.

WOMEN’S ISSUES: The YWCA hosts a woman’s support group focusing on healing from the effects of physical and/or emotional abuse in relationships 1 p.m. first and third Tuesdays monthly in Poulsbo, and 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays monthly on Bainbridge Island. Information (206) 780-2031 or (360) 551-3140.

SINGLES CLUB: The Bremerton B&P Singles Club invites all adult singles to join them at activities, dances and socials each month. Information (360) 373-4675 or (360) 479-0317.

NK EAGLES: North Kitsap Eagles #3586 at 4230 Lincoln Road, Poulsbo has the following events: Dinner 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays for $6.00; Bingo every Sunday. Early Birds are at 12:30 p.m. with the Regular Session starting at 1:00 p.m. Information (360) 779-7272.

ALZHEIMER’S GROUP: Group offers people experiencing symptoms of progressive memory loss a chance to meet others coping with the same problems. Admission free, pre-registration required, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-848-7097.

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Meets 7 p.m. second Tuesday monthly, North Kitsap Baptist Church, 20516 Little Valley Road N.E., Poulsbo. Open to gamblers and those affected by gambling. Information (360) 297-7111 or (360) 457-8715.

HUMAN RIGHTS: The Kitsap Human Rights Network meets 6 p.m. fourth Thursday monthly, Events Center at Kitsap Fairgrounds, 1195 Fairgrounds Road, East Bremerton.

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