Arts and Entertainment

WHAT'S GOING ON | For the week Aug. 27-Sept. 3 in Kitsap


CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION NORTHWEST: is seeking artists and studios to participate in the North Kitsap Art in the Woods tour, slated for Nov. 7-9. Entry fee is $100 per artist or $100 per studio. Call Larry at (360) 779-9880 to register. Info:

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

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

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: 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:

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 Albertsons. All skill levels welcome. Info: Susan at (360) 598-4600.

DRAWING THE HUMAN FIGURE: Life Drawing (the human figure) classes are from noon to 2 p.m. each Monday at the Bremerton Eagles at sixth and Washington. 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

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.


BREMERTON COMMUNITY THEATRE: Is hosting an open casting call for its production of “Blithe Spirit” at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8. The play sees novelist Charles Condomine hosting a seance, which conjures up his first wife’s spirit, much to the chagrin of his second wife. Method of audition is cold readings. A read through is planned for Sept 11. Tentative rehearsal schedule will be 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Sept. 15 thru Oct. 18. Info: Bruce at (360)377-5728 or

LIBERTY BAY DANCEWORKS: Will host open auditions for “The Nutcracker” from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 14 at Liberty Bay Danceworks, 1223 Finn Hill Road, Poulsbo. Info: (360) 779-7090.

BAINBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Bainbridge Performing Arts Classical Music program is seeking musicians for all instruments to play in its friendly community Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra for its 2008-09 season. Strings, woodwinds, brass players and percussionists are encouraged to apply. Season performance dates are Nov. 8 and 9, March 7 and 8, 2009, and May 30 and 31, 2009. Rehearsals, which are generally held during the eight weeks prior to each concert set, begin in late September on Wednesday evenings, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at BPA. Info: E-mail or call (206) 855-9774.

AUDITIONS: Auditions are now being held for Lyrica, Ladies Choral Ensemble of Puget Sound. A new season of singing, concerts and fun starts in September. Info: LeeAnne at (253) 312-6074.

KITSAP CAROLERS: Are taking auditions for all voices to form four-part harmony quartets on on Thursdays throughout the month of August. To set up an appointment, call Carol at (360) 779-7219. Info:

THE POINT CASINO: Hosts its fourth annual Battle of the Bands starting Aug. 29 at the Point in Little Boston. All local bands are welcome. Contact Julie at or (360) 297-0070 ext. 107 with a bio to register. Info:

AUDITIONS: Dance Ensemble Northwest will host open auditions for the 2008 production of “The Nutcracker” on Sept. 14. Audition times for dancers are 1 p.m. for ages 6-10, 2:30 p.m. for ages 10 and older. Performances will be Nov. 28, 29 and 30. Info: (360) 779-7090.


EAGLE HARBOR BOOK COMPANY: Hosts special summer programs and activities for kids at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the month of August. Wednesdays are geared toward kids ages 8-12, Thursdays for 3 and up. For program listings, visit or call the book store at (206) 842-5332.

KITSAPART SCHOOL OF THE ARTS: Offers classes ranging from cartooning to three-dimensional drawing to animal art for kids ages 8-teens at its school, 3425 NW Byron St. in Old Town Silverdale. Info: or call (360) 662-1542.


SWING DANCIN’: Bremerton Elks will host a series of one-hour swing dances on Sept. 4, 18 and 25. At 10:30 a.m., it will be west coast swing, followed by east coast swing at 11:30 a.m. The Bremerton Elks Lodge is at 4131 Pine Road, Bremerton. Partners aren’t required.

RUMBA LINE: Bremerton Elks will host a rumba line dance from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Cost is $10. The Bremerton Elks Lodge is at 4131 Pine Road, Bremerton. Partners aren’t required.

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: 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.


SIDNEY ARTS GALLERY: In Port Orchard will feature artwork by Belfair artists LeRoy and Wanda Jesfield from Sept. 3-30. A public reception for the artists will be from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 7. The gallery is located at 202 Sidney Ave. Info: or call (360) 876-3693.

BAINBRIDGE ARTS AND CRAFTS: Presents artists Sharon Strauss and Karin Schminke who will be in the gallery to talk about their images, ideas, and techniques, and to answer questions about their work at 2 p.m. on Sept. 6. Part grid, part garden, Strauss’s large oil paintings also include the mark of her hand at work, while Schminke’s images and inspiration come from nature. Their work, along with sculpture Amy Roberts, will be on display through September at the gallery, 151 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-3132 or

POWERS OF 10: An art exhibit featuring 10 artists will celebrate its opening reception from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 5 in the Amy Burnett Basement Gallery, 402 Pacific and 296 Fourth, Bremerton. The artists’ mediums include oils, acrylics, prints, cards, watercolor, pastels, ink, jewelry and sand sculpture. Info: Paul Nuchims, (360) 895-4270 or e-mail

ARTISTS RECEPTION: At the Island Gallery, 100-106 Madison Avenue N., Bainbridge, from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 5 for a multi-artist show featuring John Benn of Harstine Island, Colleen Gallagher of Harstine Island; John Harris of Auburn,, Chris Knapp of Seattle, Andrew Lewis-Lechner of Tacoma, Susan Lochner, of Auburn and Reid Ozaki of Tacoma. The show will run through Sept. 28.

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. Info: 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: 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: 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 exhibit for August. Garrity and Hoey’s exhibit will hang throughout the month 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. Info: 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: 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: 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.


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:


BAINBRIDGE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: Will host a book sale to benefit the library from 1-4 p.m. on Sept. 4. Info:

TURKISH WEDDING: Bainbridge author Judith Reynolds Brown will discuss her new novel, “Turkish Wedding: Once There Was, Once There Wasn’t,” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at . She introduces her new novel, which portrays the difficulties and rewards of an intercultural marriage involving an American woman who meets and falls in love with a Turkish man while he is studying in the United States. The lecture will be at Eagle Harbor Books at 157 Winslow Way, Bainbridge Island. Info: (206) 842-5332.

IN DEFENSE OF OUR NEIGHBORS: Bainbridge native Mary Woodward will give a multimedia presentation of her new book, “In Defense of Our Neigbors: The Milly & Walt Woodward Story,” at 3 p.m. Sept. 7. The book profiles her parents, Milly and Walt Woodward, whose Bainbridge Review opposed the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The lecture will be at Eagle Harbor Books at 157 Winslow Way, Bainbridge Island. Info: (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:, (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 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: or call Marianna (360) 779-9199 for poetry or Sue (360) 297-3713 for fiction.


CLUMSY LOVERS: Will play from 7-8:30 p.m. on Aug. 28, rain or shine, at the Clearwater Casino. The performance is part of the casino’s Performances at the Passage. The casino is between Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island at the Agate Pass Bridge. Info:

ROCK WHILE YOU SHOP: When Town & Country Market welcomes Eddie Williams at 5 p.m. on Aug. 29 as the featured musician for Music at the Market. He’ll perform on the deck above the flower shop at the market, 343 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge. This is the last performance in the series. Info:

TAKING FLIGHT AT THE PEGASUS: The Pegusus Coffee House, 131 Parfitt Way, Bainbridge, will offer the following live entertainment. All shows are by donation: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29, harpist/singer-songwriter, Katie Brennan; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30, singer/songwriter, Michael Morales; 7 p.m. Aug. 31, MCR; Open Mic, all ages and all styles welcome for songs, instrumentals, poems and readings. A piano is available. Hosted by Rick Barrenger. Info: or (206) 842-6725.

FIRST SUNDAYS: First Sundays at the Commons presents the John Hansen Jazz Quartet at 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Bainbridge Commons which is located next to the Senior Center at 402 Brien Drive by Waterfront Park. Admission is at the door (no advanced ticket sales) $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students. Info:

ONE SHOT MOLLY: Catch North Kitsap’s No. 1 band at the following upcoming concert. All venues are 21, no cover charge: 9 p.m. Aug. 22, the Portside Pub, 18779 Front Street NE, Poulsbo, (360) 779-9997; 8 p.m., Sept. 20, The Treehouse Lounge, 18830 Front Street, NE, Poulsbo (360) 687-1447; 8 p.m., Aug. 29, The Filling Station, 11200 NE Highway 104, Kingston (360) 297-7732.

BLUEFISH TANGO: The Bluefish Tango band will supply the music for a tango show from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Kitsap Golf and Country Club.

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: or call (360) 692-2540.

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.

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

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.


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 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: 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:


THERE BE PIRATES: In Port Orchard on Sept. 6-7. Jolly Rogers will fly over the city during the third annual murder mystery weekend, hosted by the Port Orchard Cahmper and the Port Orchard Bay St. Merchants Association. In addition to the opportunity for young and old alike to interview the suspects, find the clues, investigate the suspicious locations and solve the mystery of “Who Killed Cap’N Cline” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Info:

CELLULOID BAINBRIDGE SPECIAL EVENT: Celluloid Bainbridge, a program of the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council, will present “Operation Filmmaker” from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 31 at The Historic Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Road. In Operation Filmmaker, do-gooder intentions go disastrously wrong when Hollywood gives a young Iraqi film student the chance of a lifetime. The event is free, with donations benefitting the Celluloid Bainbridge Filmmakers Finishing Fund. The film will be followed by a Q & A with documentary filmmakers Lucy Ostrander, John Jeffcoat, and John Sinno on the challenges of documentary filmmaking.

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.


BAINBRIDGE PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE SCHOOL: Registration for fall classes for grades one through nine is currently under way. Classes begin in mid-September. Interested parties may review classes and download registration forms online at Info: Call (206) 842.8578 to learn more and register today.

‘SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD:’ Is on the slate for the Bremerton Community Theater from Sept. 5-28. Based on William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” it tells the story of Oberon and Puck from A Midsummer Night’s Dream who magically find themselves in Hollywood, Calif., in 1935 on the set of the famous Warner Brother’s film “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Info: 2-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday (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

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


EXPLORING DEEP ECOLOGY: An eight-week sustainability course, presented by Stillwaters Environmental Center, begins Sept. 17. The discussions will be from 7-9 p.m. each Wednesday at the center, 26059 Barber Cut Off Road, Kingston. The book of readings is from the Northwest Earth Institute which sponsors discussion groups all over the country. Cost: $30 per person, $40 per household. Info: or (360) 297-2876.

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FARMER: Mor Mor Bistro is hosting a special, four-course event at 5 p.m. on Sept. 7 to benefit the Poulsbo’s Farmers Market. The event will feature a live auction of a one-of-a-kind piece, including the 2008 PMF poster art by Elizabeth Hutley. Tickets are $75 per person. Reserve by Aug. 28. Info: (360) 649-0274 or

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.

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.

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.

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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