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and Transformation.” The exhibit will hang through February in the lobby at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
THE BAINBRIDGE LIBRARY: Hosts an exhibit of paintings by retired Alaska State Parks director Neil Johannsen, titled “Northern Light, Work on Wood,” throughout February. A reception for the artist is slated for 3-5 p.m. Feb. 15, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: www.krl.org.
PAINTING IN THE GALLERY: Arist Christopher Mathie, one of more than a dozen in the Bainbridge Arts and Crafts exhibit “The Night Sky” will be painting in the gallery from 1-2 p.m. Jan. 31, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free, all ages. Kids are especially invited. Info: www.mathiepottery.com, www.bacart.org.
BAINBRIDGE ARTIST SUSAN ARENS: And her colorful interpretations of the Northwest landscape are featured at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N this month. Info: www.krl.org, www.susanarens.com.
KINGSTON ART GALLERY: Will feature the work of Shabala Studio’s students, ranging from five years old through adults with work in various media through Feb. 8. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com.
HALL BROTHERS SHIPYARD EXHIBIT: An exhibit exploring the history of wooden shipbuilding on Bainbridge Island will be opening Jan. 25 at the Bainbridge Island Historical Society Museum, 215 Erickson Ave. on Bainbridge. Open 1-4 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays. Info: www.bainbridgehistory.org, or call (206) 842-2773.
ANNUAL STUDENT SHOW: Students from South Kitsap high school and junior high schools will be exhibiting their work through Jan. 29 at the Sidney Art Gallery, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. A reception for the artists is slated from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 11. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com, (360) 876-3693.
‘MASKS’ AT BPA: Cindy Salisbury’s masks, reflecting the common themes of the Carnival in Venice as well as her love of history, mythology and drama, will be up through January at the Birkenfeld Lobby of Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. in Bainbridge. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday as well as one hour prior to each BPA performance. Free. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call Steven at (2-6) 842-1163.
GETTING TO THE HEART: A rare group show at the Gallery at Grace features work from Scott Lawrence, Tom Schworer, Steve Neff, Garth Edwards, Tom Shephard, Jeff Hummel and Impert Matthee, in the media of photography, paintings and sculpture, hanging through Feb. 28 at Grace, 8595 Day Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.gracehere.org or call Ann at (206) 842-9997.
NIGHT ON THE TOWN: Every first Friday of the month, from 4-8 p.m., business throughout downtown Port Gamble are open late, most featuring local artwork while the General Store hosts a special monthly dinner. Info: www.portgamble.com or call (360) 297-8074.
THE ISLAND GALLERY: Is celebrating its sixth anniversary with two special exhibits — its fourth Annual Wearble Art Show featuring textile and jewelry artists from all over the world in addition to a collection of works by Alison Keogh in the north gallery called “Landscape – a different view.” Both shows will hang through Jan 23 at 100 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: www.theislandgallery.net, (206) 780-9500.
‘LIVING THE NORWEGIAN DREAM:’ Minnesota-based author/Fulbright Scholar Eric Dregni will be making a stop in Poulsbo at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 at Liberty Bay Books, in support of his 2008 book “In Cod We Trust” which followed an excursion to Norway with his pregnant wife in search of his heritage. Scandinavian refreshments will be provided by Marina Market. Info: www.libertybaybooks.com.
FAITH IN THE WORD AND WORDS: A workshop exploring how words themselves — spoken and written — can help cultivate mind, body and spirit will be from 9:30-3 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Gallery at Grace, 8955 Day Road on Bainbridge. Registration is $35, which includes lunch.
BAINBRIDGE BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will be hosting a book sale to benefit the library coffers from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 27 at the library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.krl.org, www.bifriends.org.
BESTSELLING BAINBRIDGE AUTHOR: Kristin Hannah will be having a book launch for her newest “True Colors,” said to be her most provocative, compelling and heart wrenching yet, at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at Liberty Bay Books off Front Street in downtown Poulsbo. Info: www.kristinhannah.com, www.libertybaybooks.com
MEET THE MEDIA: The Bainbridge Library invites islanders to meet the faces behind their local news providers, while encouraging community discussion on the role of and challenges facing the Bainbridge news media at 4 p.m. Feb. 8, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.
BAINBRIDGE ATTORNEYS: J. Byron Holcomb and Dick Krutch will be reading from their new books “Call of the Blue J,” a political crime thriller, and “Law Stories for Lawyers and Laymen: 50 Years of People and the Law” at 3 p.m. Jan. 25 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free and open to the public. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.
‘THE WOMEN WHO BUILT WESTERN WASHINGTON:’ Will be the topic of the next BPL Speakers’ Forum as Linda Carlson, a Humanities Washington “Inquiring Mind” speaker, describes life 100 years ago in towns like Port Gamble, DuPont, Roche Harbor and more, at 4 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. $10 at the door. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.
‘THE BIG BOOK BUY:’ A fundraiser for the South Kitsap Public School Libraries and the South Kitsap Public Education Foundation, will be hosted by the Bethel Avenue Book Store, 1037 Bethel Ave. throughout December. Twenty percent of purchases will go to the education foundation. Info: www.bethelavebook.com or call (360) 876-7500.
SILVERDALE WRITERS’ ROUND TABLE: Meets at 9:30 p.m. Saturdays at Austin Chase Coffee, 9621 Mickelberry Road in Silverdale for support and development in a positive atmosphere. Info: Call Bob at (360) 830-4968.
LIBERTY BAY BOOKS: Has updated its listing for its book groups. All groups meet at Liberty Bay Books — 18881-D on Front St. in Downtown Poulsbo. Revised listings are as follows:
Joy Luck: 11 a.m. First Friday monthly
Daytime: 10 a.m. Second Tuesday monthly
Non-Fiction: 10 a.m. Third Wednesday monthly
Evening: 7 p.m. Third Wednesday monthly
Books and Brew: 7 p.m. third Friday monthly, ages 21-39.
Mystery: 10 a.m. Fourth Thursday monthly
Info: www.libertybaybooks.com, (360) 779.5909 or e-mail
SILVERDALE BOOK SALE: Silverdale Friends of the Library used book sale every Tuesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Silverdale Library, 3450 NE Carlton.
ADULT WRITERS CRITIQUE GROUP: Has openings for interested writers. The group meets at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 3431 Lowell St. in Old Town Silverdale. Info: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 598-2375 after 7 p.m.
FOR CONCISE CRITIQUING: And stimulation, join the Fiction Writer’s Workshop which meets at 7 p.m. every Monday night at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse — 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. Cost is $6 per meeting, which includes a latte. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call Marianna (360) 779-9199 for poetry or Sue (360) 297-3713 for fiction.
BREMERTON JAZZMAN MARK LEWIS: Will be back in the swing, celebrating his 50th birthday with jazz from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the El Coral Mexican Restaurant, 536 4th St. in Bremerton. All ages, no cover. Info: www.marklewismusic.com.
ONE SHOT MOLLY: Will be turning it out at 9 p.m. Jan. 30 at Our Place Pub and Eatery, 9322 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. 21+, $3 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/oneshotmolly.
‘DIARY OF A MADMAN:’ An Ozzy/Randy Tribute will share the stage with ManAlive and Steelscape at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at Winterland, followed by Seattle band Plaster’s Bremerton CD release show with Bacchus and Sower of Discord at the same time Jan. 24. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks.
TRES HOMBRES: Will be throwing down with Tumbledown, Hard Money Saints and Wreck’n Machine at 9 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Manette Saloon, preceded by Veritas and Colonies at the same time Jan. 23. Next Week: Acoustic from Mike Herrera of Tumbledown/MxPx at 8 p.m. Jan. 28. All shows are 21+, $5 cover for Tres Hombres and Veritas at the Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/manettesaloon.
ARTISTS FOR FREEDOM AND UNITY: Will be celebrating their two year anniversary at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 followed by a potluck show with Skull Collector, Cower, Power, Mal De Santo and Breaking Ground at the same time Jan. 29. Both are all ages with $5 cover at the AFU, 318 N Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/artfreeunity.
THE DAMAGE DONE: Will rock with Bitchin’ Summer, Legends On Heroin, The Enemies Of and Triple Forte at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Charleston, followed by In Due Time, Draft Animals and Veritas at the same time Jan. 27, plus 20 Riverside with Ideophone and guests Jan. 28. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.
NARNIA MUSICAL REVIEW: A sneak peak of CSTOCK’s upcoming musical production will be at 8 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Global Bean, followed by Vocal Jazz students from OC for a night of OC Jazz Review at the same time Jan. 24. All shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at The Global Bean, 2021 NW Myrhe Road, Ste. 101, in Silverdale.
DENVER DUO: Mack Bailey and Rachel Levy will bring their folk, country, bluegrass fusion to the Pegasus Coffee House at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23, followed by Mino Christante at the same time Jan. 24. Sunday, Jan. 25, will be an open mic for all styles. All shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus Coffee House, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com.
MOSAIC BRASS QUINTET: First Sundays at the Commons presents the Mosaic Brass Quintet at 4 p.m. Feb. 8 for a program of classical repertoire from the early to twentieth century at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Brien Dr. near Waterfront Park on Bainbridge. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 seniors, $10 students and $5 for band students, at the door. Info: www.firstsundaysconcerts.org.
KRL OPERA PREVIEW: Norm Hollingshead will lead an opera preview session on two psychological thrillers — “Bluebeard’s Castle” by Bela Bartok and “Erwartung” by Schoenberg — at 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.krl.org.
LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Mark Bailey — a members of The Limeliters, a group that has been touring continuously since 1959 — will be presenting a totally different sound with his wife Rachel Levy at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23. All shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus Coffee House, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.
MADMARTIGAN: California band Get Dead comes through with No Red Flags and guests TBA, while Diary of A Madman (an Ozzy/Randy tribute) is slated for Jan. 23. All shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks.
MANETTE SALOON: Will be rocking with new band Veritas is slated for Jan. 23. Info: www.myspace.com/manettesaloon.
FRIDAY AT THE LAKE: Jams Seattle band The Damage Done slated for Jan. 24 all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.
NEW OLD STOCK: Tracing its roots back to musical traditions diverse as blugrass, old-time, celtic, jazz and pop, the group New Old Stock combines the strong striking music of hammered dulcimer with Bainbridge-born banjo phenomenon Wes Corbett and a brother-sister fiddle duo. The group’s first record is slated for release early this year, and New Old Stock will be giving a performance at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. All ages, tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, students, youth, military and teachers. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.
LAURA LOVE: Will be back on the island with her interpretation of traditional and Civil War Era music, along with some original tunes, all supported by the king of country blues and slide guitar Orville Johnson at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge. Tickets are $18 in advance for adults, $20 at the door, $10 for youth. Info: Call Bainbridge Parks and Rec. at (206) 842-2306.
SING OUT!: Celebrating the 10th anniversary, the world-renowned Total Experience Gospel Choir and pastor Pat Wright will be leading a day of song honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with traditional spirituals and black-gospel-style music that inspired him Jan. 24 at the Filipino-American Community hall, 7566 High School Road on Bainbridge Island. A choir workshop will start at 1 p.m., followed by a soul-food dinner at 5 p.m. and a concert featuring the choir from the day’s workshop at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 adults/$8 students for the concert, $12 adults/$8 students for the workshop, $12 for dinner or $30 adults/$20 students for a package of all three. Proceeds benefit the Helpine House. Info and RSVP: Call (206) 842-2200.
COASTAL CAFE HOSTS: Ralph Baker at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 followed by Black Beat Blue at the same time Jan. 16 and Triple Forte with guests will take the stage at 7 p.m. Jan. 23, all ages, beer and wine with ID at the Coastal Cafe, next to Soho Teriyaki in the Thriftway business park in Kingston. Info: www.coastalcafe-kingston.com.
THE COMMUNITY SINGERS: Are a group of regular people who sing at local nursing homes, hospitals, shelters and other community gatherings. They are always looking for more singers. No auditions, no singing experience necessary. Just heart, they say. Info: www.communitysingers.org or call (206) 842-5485.
SUNSET KNIGHTS: An urban blues duo will be throwing down from 1-3 p.m. every Saturday at the Natural Grounds coffeehouse, in front of the Northwest Design Center at the intersection of Hostmark and Highway 305 in Poulsbo.
JAZZ AT THE BAYSIDE BROILER: Upstairs on the wharf, 18779 Front Street, Poulsbo, will feature the jazz trio The Lindsays from 6-8 p.m. every Friday and Don Wiens’ mellow jazz on Tenor Sax from 5:45-8:45 p.m. every Saturday. Info: www.baysidebroiler.net.
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.
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 email@example.com
Drum workshop: Monday evenings every week. Info: call Micah at (206) 818-5859.
Old Time Fiddle Tune Jam: Lead by Stuart Williams from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. $5 requested. Info: call Stuart at (206) 323-8004.
Reel Time Celtic jam: Meets from 4-5:30 p.m. on second Fridays in Poulsbo Led by Jane Landstra of Country Capers. Lessons for first level fiddlers are from 4-5:30 on third Fridays in Poulsbo. Info: E-mail Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 697-6192.
Samspel Scandinavian Jam/less: Led by Jane Landstra from 4-5:30 p.m. on the fourth Fridays. Info: email@example.com or call (360) 697-6192.
SILVERDALE’S 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.
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
TAKE A HIKE: The Kitsap Mountaineers coordinated courses are under way. Info: www.kitsapmountaineers.org.
FULL MOON EVENING BEACHWALKS: Kitsap beach naturalists, through People for Puget Sound, will be guiding low-tide explorations of the creatures living on Kitsap’s beaches this winter to help educate on what we can do to protect the waters of Puget Sound at 7:30 p.m. today in Manchester (meet at the Manchester library), 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Bainbridge’s Fort Ward State Park (meet at the north parking lot, near boat launch). All events are free and family friendly, bring a flashlight, wading boots and warm clothes. Reservations, call or email Daoud Miller at (206) 382-7007 ext. 217, firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: Call Peg at (360) 337-7224 or email email@example.com.
SUSTAINABLE GARDENING PRACTICES: The Washington State University Kitsap Extension will be giving seminars on sustainable gardening practices including topics of pest management, efficient watering systems, soil improvement and appropriate plants this winter. Classes are $35 per day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th St. in Bremerton. For schedule, registration and more info, go to http://kitsap.wsu.edu/events/pdf/2009_Gardening_Courses.pdf or call (360) 337-7224.
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.
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.
KITSAP FOOD CO-OP: Will be hosting a seeding training potluck, discussing how a food co-op works, why our community needs one and how to participate from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the home of a volunteer. RSVP to (360) 813-1301 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: www.kitsapfoodcoop.org.
THE LYNWOOD THEATRE: Features the Golden Globe Best Picture “Slumdog Millionaire” along with “Frost/Nixon” this week Jan. 23-29, 4569 Lynnwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For tickets and showtime info, go to www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-3080.
THE ORCHARD THEATER: Features “The Reader” and “Doubt” again this week with a special showing of “That Scottish Play,” an unrated show from local filmmaker Thomas Henry, Saturday night, 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. For ticket and show time info, go to www.orchardtheater.com.
‘THE GREENING OF SOUTHIE:’ Bainbridge’s “Yes We Must!” environmental film series will feature this award-winning documentary about Boston’s first residential green building and the skeptical workers asked to build it at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Eagle Harbor Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 105 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. All ages, free, donations accepted. Info: www.tinyurl.com/Yes-We-Must or call (206) 855-0881.
ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES: “Yes We Must!” an environmental film and discussion series looking at the promises and challenges of green buildings, water infrastructure, moral and environmental impacts of food choices, the climate change media game and more will take place on Friday evenings through March 27 at the Eagle Harbor Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 105 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., film to follow at 7 p.m., then followed by discussion. Free, but donations will be accepted. Info: www.tinyurl.com/Yes-We-Must.
THE ORCHARD THEATER: Presents “Cadillac Records,” a musical biopic, exploring the musical era of the 1940s to the 1960’s along with the Swedish-made vampire flick “Let the Right One In” starting on Christmas Day, 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. For tickets and show time information, go to www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 850-1082.
‘NOISES OFF:’ Everything that can go wrong goes go wrong as actors try desperately to hang on to their lines, sanity and clothes in Michael Frayn’s farce about a farce, directed Teresa Thuman starting Feb. 6 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. The show will run through Feb. 22 with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $24 for adults, $18 for students, seniors, youth, teachers and military. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
THE PORTABLE REALITY SHOW: Will be performing its improv stylings at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Jewel Box Theater, 224 NE Iverson Road in Poulsbo. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com, search Portable Reality Show. Info: www.myspace.com/improvrox, www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org or call (360) 779-9688.
SCENE STUDY WITH DINAH MANOFF: The Tony Award-winning stage, sitcom and screen actress Dinah Manoff will be leading a course for adults in Scene Study, with classes at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9 & 23 and March 2 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Registration is now open, tuition for the six-week course is $425 through BPA. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/Education/SecondStage.html or call (206) 842-8578.
IMPROVISING INTO 2009: The EDGE Improv hails the new year with a show at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, students, youth, military and teachers. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, or call BPA at (206) 842-8569.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEALTHY LIVING EXPO: The Fourth Annual Bainbridge Island Healthy Living Expo is returning to Woodward Middle School, featuring speakers, workshops, demos and more for all ages and lifestyles starting at from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 24, 9125 Sportsman Club Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.bainbridgechamber.com/HLE or call (206) 842-3700.
MOAA LUNCHEON: The Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officers’ Association of America will host its monthly meeting, beginning with social hour at 11 a.m., followed by the luncheon at noon, Jan. 23 at the Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road in Bremerton. Guest speaker will be Darlene Zeckser, executive director of the Kitsap Hospice. Info and RSVP: Call Larry at (360) 871-3159.
PENINSULA HEARING: Will be having an open house from 1-5 p.m. Jan. 23 showing off their new office which has a room specifically designed for testing TV and phone enhancement devices in house at 19319 7th Ave., Ste. 102 in Poulsbo. Info: Call (360) 697-3061.
FIXING PUGET SOUND: A workshop series focused on our role in restoring and protecting Puget Sound, as well as saving the Orcas among others will start with Debbie Thomas of the Kitsap Public Utilities District, speaking on “Kitsap Aquifers and Keeping a Well Well” at 1 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Kingston Fire Hall on Miller Bay Road. Cost is $20. Info: www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org or call (360) 297-2876.
PUGET SOUND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Will meet from 12:30-3 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Kitsap Transit Meeting room of the Gateway Center at Sixth and Montgomery Avenue in Bremerton, focusing on the “Highlights of Salt Lake City Research Trip.” Visitors welcome. Info: www.pusogensoc.org.
SKATE FOR LIFE: The Bremerton Figure Skating Club and Bremerton Ice Arena hosts a free event for all ages in honor of National Skating Month from 4-5:15 p.m. Jan. 29, featuring exhibitions by local skaters, giveaways and more at the Bremerton Ice Arena, 1950 Homer Jones Drive in Bremerton. Info: www.bremertonice.com or call (360) 479-RINK.
PRO-AM BREAD PUDDING BAKE OFF: The Fourth Annual Bainbridge Island Event at the Island Gallery, 100 Madison Ave., commences at 6 p.m. Feb. 6. The Gallery is putting out a call to bakers to enter their most artful bread pudding and a call to the public to vote for Bainbridge Island’s best at $1 per taste. Proceeds benefit the Helpline House. Info: www.theislandgallery.net or call (206) 780-9500.
‘WHAT DID YOU SAY?:’ Did you know that 10 percent of the American population, or 31.5 million people report they do not hear clearly? The Bainbridge Library hosts an important discussion on changes in hearing at 2 p.m. Feb. 13, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.
MOTHER/DAUGHTER BONDING RETREAT: The local non-profit Our Beauty Within is hosting a mother/daughter bonding retreat with a comfort workshop provided by author Jennifer Louden, “Body Talk!” with local physician and an intro to Our Beauty Within. Tickets are $100 per mother/daughter pair, $25 for additional daughters. Register by Jan. 23. Recommended for daughters 8-12 years old. Info: www.ourbeautywithin.org.
GONG HEI FAT CHOY: Join the festivities at Bainbridge Island’s Chinese New Year celebration, with firecrackers, lion dances, chinese food and a parade down Winslow Way from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 8 throughout downtown Winslow. The Chinese film “Not One Less” by Zhang Yimou will show at 7 p.m. Feb. 5, while the Seattle Chinese Orchestra will play at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Island School on Day Road, leading up to the festival on Sunday. Info: www.bichineseconnection.org or call Bill at (206) 780-2328.
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Will meet at 10 a.m. today, BIGS president Claire Smith will discuss and demonstrate “Computer Programs for the Genealogist.” Open to both members and non-members, $5 suggested donations for non-members. Info: www.bigenealogy.org or call (206) 842-6059.
GREENING YOUR HOME: Eco-designer Bruce Glenn of Terra Sol Eco Homes in Port Townsend will explain how greening your new or existing home may be much easier than you think at a lecture session from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Feb. 21 at Stillwaters Environmental Center off of Barber Cutoff Road in Kingston. Cost is $20. Info: www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org or call (360) 297-2876.
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: The NBC TV show is coming to the Seattle area for the first time this season and looking for talented folks in Kitsap. The show is open to any act or any age, competing for a $1 million grand prize. The thing that makes the show unique, they say, is that any talent goes, no matter how zany or bizarre. To register and for more information, go to www.nbc.com/Americas_Got_Talent.
‘OPERATION SLEEPING BAG:’ Monica’s Waterfront Bakery in Old Towne Silverdale is accepting donations on behalf of the Taking It To The Streets ministry in its second annual sleeping bag drive. Sleeping bags and monetary contributions will be accepted at 3472 NW Byron St. in Silverdale through the winter. Info: www.waterfrontbakery.com or call (360) 698-2991.
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.
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: http://greatnorwesters.freetoasthost.net or call Kathy (360) 301-1864.
AGATE PASSAGE FRIENDS: A Quaker silent worship group hosts a discussion of spiritual poetry at 9 a.m. the first Sunday of every month at Seabold Hall, 14454 Komedal Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.quaker.org/agate-passage.
VALENTINE’S DAY MATINEE: The Island Film Group will be having a special Valentine’s matinee showing of the 1940 film “Rebecca,” at 2 p.m. Feb. 14, followed by discussion at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.krl.org.
VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE: The annual Valentine’s Day Sweet Heart Dance, hosted by Jerry Deeter, sponsored by Thrivent, will be from 7:30-11 p.m. Feb. 14 at the First Lutheran Christian Center off of 4th Street in Poulsbo. Music provided by Casanova. Tickets are $10 per person, a refresher ballroom dance class will be from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 13 also at First Lutheran. Info: Call Jerry at (360) 779-4686.