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ARTS & CRAFTS

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 persn Aug. 1-14 at the Verksted, 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com or call (360) 679-4470.

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 www.bistudiotour.com, due July 31. Info: Call Dinah at (206) 852-0504 or e-mail bistudiotour@earthlink.net.

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 their planned classroom and gallery space. Interested artists and teachers should contact Patty at (360) 297-2095 or e-mail pawsmac@mac.com.

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 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.

COMEDY

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: www.slip45.com or call the bar at (360) 895-7932.

KIDS

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: www.bonnybecker.com, www.eagleharborbooks.com, or call the store at (206) 842-5332.

MUSICAL THEATRE SUMMER CAMP: At Galletta School of Dance in Poulsbo has openings for the Aug. 11-18 session for kids ages 11 and up. Camp includes voice, acting, Broadway dance, jazz, make-up work and more. Info: www.gallettadance.com or call (360) 779-1122.

READING BUDDIES: Bring your preschool or young school age 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: www.krl.org or call children’s librarian Suzanne Grue at (360) 779-2195.

CHILDREN’S PAPER CRAFTS: Are taught at summer classes from 12-2 p.m. every Monday through Aug. 25 at Design Your World, 19347 Jensen Way in Poulsbo. $15 per class for kids 4 and up. Info: Call (360) 930-8098.

THE ISLAND MUSIC GUILD: Is taking registration now for its summer music 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.

DANCE

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: www.educatedfeet.net.

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.

THE GALLETTA SCHOOL OF DANCE: Will be offering a three week salsa session for teens and adults starting Aug. 8 in Poulsbo. Cost is $30 plus registration fee. Info: www.gallettadance.com or call (360) 779-1122.

OLYMPIC PERFORMANCE GROUP PRESENTS: Their summer workshop performance, featuring dancers from throughout the county age 7-18, following three weeks of training at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the North Kitsap Community Auditorium, 1881 NE Hostmark St. in Poulsbo. Tickets are $12 general, $10 for groups of ten or more. Info: www.bainbridgeballet.com or call (206) 842-1205.

BALLROOM LINE DANCE: Classes featuring the Rumba will begin at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 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.

GALLERIES &

EXHIBITIONS

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: www.kingstonartgallery.com or call (360) 297-5133.

THE ART OF THE QUILTER: Will be exhibited throughout the month of August at the Sidney Museum and Art Gallery, 87 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com or call the gallery at (360) 876-3693.

DARLENE DIHEL'S SUMI PAINTINGS: Are featured at Checkers Espresso and Gallery in downtown Poulsbo throughout the month. It is her third exhibit at the coffeeshop. Info: Call Jim at (360) 697-2559.

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: www.verkstedgallery.com or call (360) 697-4470.

COLLECTIVE VISIONS FEATURES: 3D raku ceramics artist Wanda Garrity paired with the 2D work of Anna Hoey for it’s special exhibit for August. Garrity and Hoey’s exhibit will hang throughout the month at 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.collectivevisions.com 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. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-

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: www.robykinggalleries.com or call (206) 842-2063.

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: www.galleryfraga.com or call (206) 842-1150.

THE GALLERY AT GRACE: Will feature monotypes by Berit Ringo in her 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: www.thelercenter.org or call the Center at (360) 275-4898.

FESTIVAL

BREMERTON'S BLACKBERRY FESTIVAL: Enters its 19th year in 2008 with vendors, food, music and everything blackberries on the Bremerton waterfront, starting at 10 a.m. Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Info: www.blackberryfestival.org.

LITERARY

PHYSICIAN AND AUTHOR CAROL CASSELLA: Will discuss the topic “How do we find time to write?” at the next Fields End Writers Roundtable at 7 p.m. at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. Free and open to writers of all levels and interests. Info: www.fieldsend.org or call (206) 842-4162.

BAINBRIDGE BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will be hosting book sales from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 and 14 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: www.bifriends.org.

AUTHOR AND SPEAKER ROBERT MOSS: Founder of the School of Active Dreaming, will introduce his new book “The Three ‘Only’ Things” based on the nine powers of dreaming, the nine rules of coincidence and the seven uses of the imagination at 3 p.m. Aug. 10 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.mossdreams.com, www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

JEWEL BOX POETS: Sunday reading series presents Sarah Vap and Oliver de la Paz, starting at 3 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Jewel Box, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. The featured readers will be followed by an open mic. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org, or contact Jenifer at jewelboxpoets@comcast.net or (360) 779-9688.

ECOFEMINIST, AUTHOR AND ACTIVIST MARTI KHELL: Founder of Feminists for Animal Rights will be speaking about her new book “Nature Ethics” at 4 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Stillwaters Environmental Center, 26059 Barber Cut Off Road in Kingston. $10 donation. Pre-registration preferred. Info: Call (360) 297-3876.

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: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (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

libertybaybooks@embarqmail.net. 

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 blsacre@juno.com 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.

MUSIC

WINTERLAND HOSTS: Colorado band Drag the River with Neutralboy, Tumbledown and Mike D. and the Loyal Bastards at 8 p.m. Aug. 7, followed by Legends on Heroin with Eugene band ISSA, The New Affair and guests at 9 p.m., Aug. 8 and The Pack A.D. with guests Aug. 10. All shows are 21+, $5 cover for the Legends and Pack A.D. shows, $7 for Drag the River. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks or call the bar at (360) 479-5686.

THE MANETTE FEATURES: Acoustic tunes from Ronnie Van at 8 p.m. tonight followed by Chris Switzer at the same time Aug. 7 and Mos Generator with the Herbert Friendly Trio at 9 p.m. Aug. 8. All shows are 21+, $5 cover for Mos Generator. Info: www.myspace.com/manettesaloon or call the bar at (360) 297-0801.

THE CHARLESTON HOSTS: Batteries with Rebel Skum, Militias Mischief and more at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 followed by open mic night at the same time Aug. 9. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover for Batteries. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

LIVE AT THE GLOBAL BEAN: Bruce and Debora Jakola bring their blend of folk rock to the Bean at 7 p.m. Aug. 7, followed by guitarist Christopher Brant Anderson carrying on his 35-year legacy at 9 p.m. Aug. 8 and eclectic guitarist Jim Bybee at 8 p.m. Aug. 9. All shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road, ste. 101 in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com or call (360) 692-9582.

TIZLEY’S EUROPUB HOSTS: Celtic duo Rick May and Gil Yslas at 8 p.m. Aug. 8 followed by the group Delta Bluzin at the same time Aug. 9. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, at Tizley’s Europub off of Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: www.tizleys.com or call (360) 394-0080.

LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Mona Sterling brings her love, angst and guitar at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8, followed by Idaho singer songwriter Jack Brown at the same time Aug. 9. Sunday 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: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.

RANGER AND THE RE-ARRANGERS: Will be bringing their gypsy jazz swing to the Poulsbo Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at 7th and Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.rangerswings.com, www.poulsbofarmersmarket.com.

SOFT-JAZZ WIZARD CHRIS ANDERSON: And Friends will be playing the next Seabold Second Saturdays concert at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9. The evening begins with an open mic, followed by that featured act. Play or pay $5, kids free. Info: Call Larry at (206) 842-5099.

MAY PALMER AND HER TRIO: Will be playing the ballroom Kitsap Conference Center in downtown Bremerton from 6:45-7:45 p.m. Aug. 14 presented by AHMA Northwest and the Kitsap Jazz Society. DJ’d music for a dance will follow. Tickets are $25 for KJS members, $35 for non, including a buffet dinner, show and dance. Info: www.kitsapjazz.com or call Clarence at (360) 731-1609.

JAZZ WITH MARK LEWIS: Local jazzman is performing with a slue of different Northwest jazz musicians from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays throughout the month at the El Coral Mexican restaurant in Bremerton. Info: www.marklewismusic.com or call (360) 692-2540.

PERFORMANCES AT THE PASSAGE: The Clearwater Casino’s summer concert series features jazz and salsa and latin standards from Alma Villegas at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 on the shore of Agate Pass behind the Clearwater resort off of Hwy. 305 in Suquamish. Info: www.clearwatercasino.com or call (360) 598-8700.

MOONDOGS, TOO: Located at 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard will feature Billy Shew in concert on the patio starting at 8 p.m . Aug. 8. 21+, no cover. Info: www.myspace.com/moondogs_too.

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: www.bremertonmsa.org 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: www.biparks.org.

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 msellman@att.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 c_capers@yahoo.com or call (360) 697-6192.

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

IOLYMPIC 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.

ORGANIC GARDENS YOU CAN EAT: A series of four class designed and taught by the Master Gardeners will be held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Norm Dicks Government Center in Bremerton next month. Topics will cover everything from soil to planning to planting. Registrations are available online at http://kitsap.wsu.edu/events. Deadline is Sept. 12.

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: www.dragonflyfarmsnursery.com 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: 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 lyounger@tnc.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

FILM

THE ORCHARD THEATER: Features “Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson” along with “Roman De Gare” and “Bigger, Stronger, Faster” Aug. 8-14 in addition to special showings of “American Graffiti” (1973) at 7:15 p.m. Aug. 8-10. For ticket and show time info, go to www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 850-1082.

NAVAL FILM SERIES: The Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport will be showing Navy- or submarine-related films at 2 p.m. Saturdays throughout the month including “Sinking by Sabotage” Aug. 9, “Disaster of Napoleon’s Fleet” Aug. 16, “Mystery U-Boat of World War I” Aug. 23 and a director’s choice Aug. 30. Admission is free. Info: Call Olivia at (360) 396-5548.

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: www.bainbridgedowntown.org 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: www.krl.org, 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 www.rodeodrivein.com or call (360) 698-6030.

THEATER

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: www.foresttheater.com 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: www.changingscenenorthwest.org 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: www.wwca.us, 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: www.theedgeimprov.com, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call the box office (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: 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 jewelboxpoulsbo@hotmail.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 rlentz@theplayhouse.org.

MISC.

KITSAP MARTIAL ARTS: Will be hosting a free women’s self-defense and awareness class for ages 12 and up at 2-4 p.m., Aug. 16 at their 20101 Front St. location in Poulsbo. Info: www.kitsapmartialarts.com or call (360) 779-6233.

EVERY WEDNESDAY IN AUGUST: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on a drop in basis, the Naval Undersea Museum hosts wild, wacky and sometimes wet Wednesdays will feature hands-on activities, crafts projects, films, Boots the Diver and more. Free admission. Info: Call (360) 396-5547.

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: www.bainbridgehistory.org 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: www.portorchard.com 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: www.kitsaphistory.org 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: www.kitsapwines.org 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: www.tomassiwinecabinet.com or call (360) 895-7261.

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 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 mp@coachmaria.com

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.

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