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WHAT'S GOING ON | In Kitsap for the week of Sept. 3-10


CRAFTERNOONS: Kitsap Regional Library in Little Boston hosts crafternoons for crafters to get together and work on handmade projects at 2:30 every Wednesday (Sept. 3) at 31980 Little Boston Road in Kingston. Info: or call (360) 297-2670.

THE f67 CAMERA CLUB: Will be meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 in Room 106 of the art building at Olympic College Bremerton for a regular projection night of slides and digital images around the topic of photo-travel. Visitors welcome. Info: or call (360) 275-3019.

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. Info: Larry at (360) 779-9880 to register or

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.


BAINBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Is seeking musicians for all instruments to be a part of the Bainbridge community orchestra during the 2008-09 season. Strings, woodwinds, brass and percussionists encouraged. Schedule an appointment by e-mailing or calling (206) 855-9774. Info:

‘ONCE UPON A MATTRESS:’ Bainbridge Performing Arts will be hosting auditions for the theatrical retelling of “The Princess and the Pea” from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 15-16. Run dates are slated for Dec. 11-21. Those auditioning are asked to prepare a 1-2 minute comedy monologue and one Broadway-style song, in addition to bringing a current headshot or picture. To schedule and appointment, e-mail or call (206) 714-5766.

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 hosts 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.

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.


FAMILY FRIDAYS: A new event from the Kitsap Regional Library, each month the Sylvan Way branch of KRL will be hosting special activities for families, beginning with a cheese and creativity celebration of the Geronimo Stilton childrens’ book series at 4 p.m. Sept. 5. Info: or call (360) 405-9100.

STORYTIME: Barnes and Noble, in the Kitsap Mall, hosts a weekly storytime for kids at 11 a.m. every Saturday. Info: Call the store at (360) 698-0945.

CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR: Brian Lies will be reading and signing his book “Bats at the Library” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St. in Poulsbo, sponsored by Liberty Bay Books. Info:, or call the bookstore at (360) 779-5909.

KITSAPART SCHOOL OF THE ARTS: Offers classes ranging from cartooning to three-dimensional drawing to animal art for kids ages 8 to 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.

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 Road, Bremerton. First night free, then $3 per lesson. Information at (360) 692-9335.


PHOTOGRAPHER STEVE STOLEE: Displays his work in an exhibit titled “Flowers” throughout the month in the lobby of Bainbridge Performing Arts playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge, which showcases regional artists in a monthly rotation. Info: or call (206) 842-1163.

THE VERKSTED GALLERY: Is featuring two artists during September — Dan “the Typo Man” Spence combining antique typewriter parts with stained glass and Jerry Lyman, antler artist extraordinaire. Their work will be featured amongst the Verksted’s 30-some other artists throughout the month at 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: or call (360) 697-4470.

OLD TOWN SILVERDALE ART WALK: Features eight juried artists in seven different Old Town business venues beginning around 5 p.m. Sept. 12 in Old Town Silverdale. Nine other independent area galleries including Silverdale Fine Arts and Old Town Custom and Framing get into the mix as well and live music will be provided by the select guitar ensemble from Silverdale’s Washington Academy of Music at the SFA Gallery. Info: or call Paul at (360) 692-4940.

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


MANETTE FEST, A BLOCK PARTY: September 6 in the Manette neighborhood in Bremerton features a fun run at 9 a.m., pancake breakfastat 9:30 a.m., BBQ lunch, and a tiny parade along with a bounce house, market and entertainment all day long, closing down with Seattle the GOSPEL BLUEGRASS & BBQ: The Cascade Mountain Boys will be giving a concert with BBQ at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 7, following the 10 a.m. services at Bethany Lutheran Churhc, 7968 Finch Road on Bainbridge. Tickets are $7.50 per person, $20 for a family. Info: (206) 842-4241.

AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL: An event benefitting Eli’s Place and the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce, will feature local bands The Tune Stranglers, Chele’s Kitchen and The Konzelman Family along with the Kitsap Master Gardeners and BBQ fixings from the Poulsbo Kiwanis Club from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at Raab Park in Poulsbo. Free.


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: 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.

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 Road 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: Bella Luna hosts open mic 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Bella Luna Pizzeria, Suquamish.

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.


KITSAP COMMUNITY & AGRICULTURAL ALLIANCE: Will be discussing the topic of “Improving your Farm and the Environment” with Kitsap Conservation District coordinator Joy Garitone at its next meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Norm Dicks Conference Center auditorium, 345 Sixth St. in Bremerton. Info: or call (360) 779-6523.

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 Road 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:


SPYGLASS FILM APPRECIATION SOCIETY: Will be watching “The Searchers” with John Wayne at 6 p.m. Sept. 4 in the meeting room of the Port Orchard Library, 87 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. Free. Info: or call (360) 876-2224.

THE ORCHARD THEATER: Will be featuring “Hamlet 2” in addition to “American Teen” and the striking documentary “Man on Wire” Sept. 5-11 with special Weekend Weird showings of Cheech and Chong’s “Up in Smoke” at 9:15 only Sept. 5-7. For tickets and show time info, go to or call the box office at (360) 895-0564.

THE LYNWOOD THEATRE: Features Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominee “Up the Yangtze,” an intimate look at how the building of China’s Three Gorges Dam is displacing millions of people, Sept. 5-11, along with “Vicky Christina Barcelona” held over from last week. For tickets and show time info, go to or call (206) 842-3080.

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.


THE CHANGING SCENE THEATRE: Presents Morning Fables, featuring dramatic readings of classic fables, stories and tales from Aesop, Grimm and others at 10 a.m. every Saturday beginning Sept. 2 at the CST playhouse, 5889 State Highway 303 in East Bremerton. Tickets are $3, kids under 2 free. Info: or call (360) 792-8601.

THE EDGE: Bainbridge Performing Arts’ resident improv troupe will be throwing down on its regular night at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the BPA playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. “Yoga for your funny bone,” they say. Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors, students, youth, military and teachers. Info:, or call (206) 842-8569.

BREMERTON COMMUNITY THEATRE: Is hosting auditions for the comedy “Blithe Spirit” directed by R. Bruce Hankins at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8. The cast calls for two guys, four gals, ages 35-75 and one young girl age 16-19. Auditions will be cold readings. Info: Call the director at (360) 377-5728 or e-mail

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


CHESS PLAYERS: The Kitsap Regional Library in downtown Bremerton hosts games with resident players from the Kitsap County Chess Club from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays (Sept. 3) at 612 Fifth St. in Bremerton. Info: or call (360) 377-3955.

HISTORICAL PHOTOS AND PERSONAL STORIES: From the infamous relocation of Bainbridge Island’s Japanese Americans by Executive Order during World War II will be shared by one of those Japanese Americans, Dr. Frank Yoshikazu Kitamoto at a First Friday Art Walk lecture hosted by the Kitsap Historical Society, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at 280 Fourth St. in Bremerton. Free, donations accepted.

POULSBO CENTENNIAL, THE MOVIE: See images of Poulso and its people from 1908 to 2008 in a special presentation of “Poulsbo Centennial — The Movie” at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Kitsap Regional Library, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info:, (360) 779-2915.

CELEBRATE GRANDPARENTS DAY: From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7 at Ashley Gardens, an Alzheimer’s and memory care community at 3231 Pine Road in Bremerton, for a Mexican-fiesta themed celebration. Info: or call Ashley Gardens at (360) 478-7277.

IDENTITY THEFT PREVENTION: Eagle Harbor Book Company presents an identity theft prevention workshop by USA Today tech reporter Byron Acohido, co-author of the book “Zero Day Threat: The Shocking Truth of How Banks and Credit Bureaus Help Steal Your Money and Identity” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at Eagle Harbor, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. Info: or call (206) 842-5332.

WINE TASTING: Olympic Wine Shop will host a tasting of six cabernets out of brown paper bags to decide the favorites and match that against the most expensive and the most affordable at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the shop next to Taprock Grill in Poulsbo Village. Info: (360) 697-9463.

AUCTION FOR THE ARTS: A swanky affair from 5:30-9 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Wing Point Country Club, is an annual benefit for four of Bainbridge’s “indespensible” nonprofit cultural organizations Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Chorale, the Arts and Humanities Council and Bainbridge Performing Arts. Info: Call Susan at (206) 842-4560.

BAINBRIDGE DANCE CENTER PRESENTS: Its fall faculty showcase exhibiting BDC instructors’ broad backgrounds of ballet, jazz and modern technique at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for youth and seniors. Info:, or call (206) 842-8569 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.

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.

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