Arts and Entertainment

WHAT GOES ON | Kitsap A&E Calendar for the week Feb. 27-March 5

Bohemian country songstress Amanda Richards will be coming up from Portland to play the Pegasus Friday night. For more info, see the MUSIC section. - Courtesy Photo
Bohemian country songstress Amanda Richards will be coming up from Portland to play the Pegasus Friday night. For more info, see the MUSIC section.
— image credit: Courtesy Photo

ARTS & CRAFTS

THE f67 CAMERA CLUB: Will be meeting at 7 p.m. March 2 in room 106 in the art building of the Olympic College campus in Bremerton for a regular night of slides and digital images on the subject of “creative.” Guests welcome. Info: www.f67cameraclub.org or call Jerry at (360) 275-3019.

THE POULSBO ARTIST LEAGUE: An association of artists working in all media, meets from 12:30-3:30 p.m. every Wednesday (except in December) at the Vinland Luteran Church on Finn Hill Road to work on individual pieces. Guests welcome. Contact Mike Clayton at (360) 930-8171 or m-dclayton@comcast.net for more information.

THE SOUTH KITSAP ARTISTS ASSOCIATION: Meets from 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month (excluding June, July, August and December) at Cedar Heights Junior High School, room 302, 2220 Pottery Ave. in Port Orchard. All interested artists are welcome, annual dues are $25. Info: Call Bob at (360) 692-5375.

CALL TO ARTISTS: Kitsap Arts and Crafts, the annual North Kitsap festival has applications available for both the juried and open art shows slated for July in Kingston. Contact Denise at (360) 731-0412 or e-mail KACartshow@yahoo.com to apply. Info: www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival invites artists and craftspeople to apply for the 25th annual festival this year. This year’s screening will be held March 14, all pertinent information for applying can be found in the Artist Application form, available at www.peninsulaartleague.com/artfest.html. Info: E-mail cfvalstyn@comcast.net.

CALL TO ARTISTS: The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour is accepting applications for the 2009 Summer and Winter Studio Tours, slated for Aug. 7-9 and Dec. 4-6, respectively. Artists can apply for one or both events at this time. Application forms and more details can be found in the “For Artists” section of www.bistudiotour.com, as well as at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce or by calling tour manager Dinah Satterwhite at (206) 842-0504.Info: www.bistudiotour.com.

CALL TO (eco)ARTISTS: Artists working with found objects, recycled material and any type of “green” technology are invited to participate in the Eco Village, home base for the upcoming Eco Tour trade show for green businesses and non-profit agencies slated for March 8 at Sakai Intermediate School on Bainbridge. For more info, call Liz at (206) 842-3700.

CALL TO ARTISTS: Offering opportunities for show in small venues in Poulsbo and Kingston, call Evy at (360) 297-2828 or e-mail blondeart7@comcast.net for more info.

COMMUNITY GRANTS: Bainbridge Community Foundation is accepting applications, from 501(c)(3) designated organizations, for its annual community grants cycle. A letter of inquiry must be submitted by March 15; final grants must be received no later than April 15 to be considered. Guidelines and forms can be found at www.bainbridgecommunityfoundation.org. Info: E-mail info@bainbridgecommunityfoundation.org or call Jean at (206) 842-0433.

KAG WINTER SPECIAL: Through March there will be no buy-in requirement and no six-month contract to join the Kingston Art Gallery, and consignments will also be considered. For more information, call the jury chairperson at (360) 697-4275 or e-mail marynola@msn.com. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com.

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

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.

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.

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 held 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.

AUDITIONS

BPA AUDITIONS FOR ‘SWEENEY TODD:’ Bainbridge Performing Arts will be holding auditions for “Sweeney Todd” the school edition, open to actors ages 13-19, March 2 and 3 at the BPA Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. The show will play July 30-31, Aug. 1-2 while rehearsals will be the week prior. Class tuition is $395. Contact BPA’s stage manager Diredre McCollom at dmccollom@bainbridgeperformingarts.org or (206) 714-5766 for an appointment. Info: www.bainbridgeperfomingarts.org.

SING A SONG: The Puget Soundsters, a non-profit, community service, four-part chorus that sings for community events and local groups, is starting a new season and are looking for singers in all parts. The group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Unity Church, 1712 Trenton Ave in Bremerton. Info: Jeanie at (360) 871-3260.

DANCE

OLYMPIC PERFORMANCE GROUP: Presents “The Toymaker’s Doll” (aka “Coppelia”), a ballet about a toymaker who dreams of bringing a doll to life, at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. March 14 and again at 2 p.m. March 15 with a special reduced admission, community outreach performance at 6:30 p.m. March 13 at the North Kitsap Auditorium, on the North Kitsap School District complex off of Hostmark Street in Poulsbo. Tickets are $16 for adults, $12 for students and seniors plus group rates available in advance. Info: www.bmillerart.com/opg or call (206) 842-1205.

BALLROOM DANCE LEADERS: Learn the simple techniques of how to be a good “leader” in ballroom dancing during Thursday morning classes at the Bremerton Elks, 4131 Pine Road NE in Bremerton. Classes start at 10:30 and at 11:30 a.m. Cost is HOW MUCH. No partner necessary. Info: Call Jan at (360) 377-5181.

LATIN NIGHT: Guest instructor Gene Magallanes leads a salsa/Latin lesson with Sheila Phillips from Educated Feet at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road on Bainbridge. A DJ’d dance will follow. Info: www.educatedfeet.net or e-mail sheila@educatedfeet.net.

WINTER TANGO CLASSES: Central Kitsap Community Schools presents Tango Dance Classes led by Jerry and Becky Deeter March 5-26 at Fairview Jr. High School off of Central Valley Road in Bremerton. Classes, 7-8:30 p.m. every Thursday, consist of basic and intermediate steps of the Tango routine. Cost is $70 per couple, $60 per couples ages 65 and up. Info: Call CK Community Schools at (360) 662-1638 or call Jerry at (360) 799-4686.

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: www.foe2338.org or call (360) 876-2338.

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.

KIDS

THE ANNUAL KIDSUP! PARENT FAIR: Is slated for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 28 at Woodward Middle School on Bainbridge Island, featuring up to 100 exhibitors of all things kids in Kitsap County in addition to 20-some workshops and demonstrations for parents and bounce houses, face painting and more for the kids, including a bike rodeo and Bainbridge Fire Department Touch a Truck. $5 suggested donation per family. Proceeds go toward opening a Parent Child Center on Bainbridge. Info: www.kidsup.org.

BPA THEATRE SCHOOL: Registration for Bainbridge Performing Arts’ summer 2009 theatre classes for grades 1-8 begins Feb. 24. Summer Session 1 will begin June 29 and Summer Session 2 begins July 13, in which kids will put together productions like “Rinkitink in Oz,” “Adventures in Pingaree,” “The Nome King and Beyond,” “The Land of the Gilikins,” “The Adventures of Tip and Jack Pumpkinhead” and more. Interested parties are encouraged to call (206) 842-8578, or print the registration form from www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/education/theatreschool.html. Tuition is $225 for grades 1-4, $375 for grades 5-8. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY: The Poulsbo branch of the Kitsap Regional Library presents baby storytime (ages 1-18 months) at 1 p.m. each Tuesday and toddler storytime (ages 18 months-3 years) at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 779-2915.

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.

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: www.kitsapart.com or call (360) 662-1542.

GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS

OLD TOWN SILVERDALE ART WALK: The next Old Town Art Walk will be from 6-8 p.m. March 13 featuring 10 juried artists at eight venues along with five other independent galleries and various business promotions throughout Old Town Silverdale. Free. Info: www.oldtownartwalk.com.

STREETS AND ROADS: Are the focus of the next group show at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, slated for March 6-31, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. “Artists travel from country lanes to city boulevards to four-lane highways; by bicycle or Amtrak; past street signs and billboards” the BAC press release reads. An artists reception is slated for 6-8 p.m. March 6. One of the artists in the show, perspective-master Barbara Wilson will be painting in the gallery from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 21. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.

WHIDBEY ISLAND PAINTERS: Marty Rogers and E.L. Jorgensen will be featured March 6-28 at the Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. An artists’ reception is slated for 6-8 p.m. during First Friday, March 6. Info: www.robykinggalleries.com or call (206) 842-2063.

DIVERSE VISIONS: A debut solo art show from local artist Arlana Sheppard, working across mediums, will hang throughout February at the Artists for Freedom and Unity Hall, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/artfreeunity.

THE SIDNEY ART GALLERY: Will be featuring an mixed-media exhibit from Wauna artist Tweed Meyer during the month of February, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com, www.tweedmeyer.com.

LYNN BROKSKY’S NEW WORK: Bainbridge’s Roby King Galleries begin the 2009 season in its newly remodeled space with a solo show from Bainbridge artist Lynn Brofsky. Brofsky’s new work, an exhibit of monotypes titled “Road Trip,” explores the female figure as a witness to the American industrial landscape. The show will hang through the month at 176 Winslow Way. Info: www.lynnbrofsky.com, www.robykinggalleries.com.

‘TRAVEL ART:’ Is the theme of the current exhibit in the Bainbridge Performing Arts Gallery, featuring artist Frank Kerreman’s mixed media abstractions under the title “Travel Art ~ Record and Transformation.” The exhibit will hang through February in the lobby at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

HALL BROTHERS SHIPYARD EXHIBIT: An exhibit exploring the history of wooden shipbuilding on Bainbridge Island will be open 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.

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.

LITERARY

BAINBRIDGE BOOKSALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will be hosting at book sale from 1-4 p.m. March 5 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge, to benefit the library coffers. Info: www.bifriends.org, www.krl.org.

‘CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT:’ Shamus Award-winner, Seattle Fire Department lieutenant and Eagle Harbor Books’ favorite Earl Emerson (author of “Vertical Burn” and “Pyro”) returns to Bainbridge with a reprise of his patented private eye Thomas Black, reading from his new book “Cape Disappointment” at 7:30 p.m. March 5 at Eagle Harbor, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.earlemerson.com, www.eagleharborbooks.com or call the store at (206) 842-5332.

POULSBOHEMIAN POETRY SERIES: Local poets Bob McAllister, Kathryn McDonald and Mike Dillon will read their work at 7 p.m. March 7 at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. A brief open mic session will follow. Free. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call Nancy at (206) 842-4855.

BAINBRIDGE AUTHOR SUZANNE SELFORS: Will be presenting a program based on her new book for middle readers “Fortune’s Magic Farm” at 3 p.m. March 8 (daylight savings time) at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. From the author of “To Catch a Mermaid” and “Saving Juliet,” this is a story of a girl who discovers she is the heir to the last farm on the earth that grows magical plants. Info: www.suzanneselfors.com, www.eagleharborbooks.com or call the store at (206) 842-5332.

BAINBRIDGE AUTHOR MAGGIE BALL: An author with over 20 years of quilting experience and has taught quilting to low-income Mongolian women as well as Bainbridge Island school children will be speaking about her latest book “Bargello Quilts With a Twist” at 7:30 p.m. March 12 at Eagle Harbor Books on Bainbridge. She’ll bring quilts to illustrate her ideas and techiniques. Info: www.dragonflyquilts.com, www.eagleharborbooks.com or call the store at (206) 842-5332.

RICHARD LeMIEUX AND HIS DOG WILLOW: Will be signing copies of Richard’s book “Breakfast at Sally’s” about the times and trials of a homeless man in Bremerton at 1 p.m. March 7 at the Bethel Avenue Book Company, 1037 Bethel Ave. in Port Orchard. Info: www.bethelavebook.com, www.breakfastatsallys.com or call the shop at (360) 876-7500.

HOW TO WRITE THE MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL: Local children’s author Suzanne Selfors will be leading a four-session writers workshop on the middle grade novel, for the 8-12-year-old reader, during four consecutive Mondays through March 13 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Open to writers of all levels. Register through www.fieldsend.org

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.

MUSIC

THE ILLUSION OF ELVIS: Danny Vernon will be performing a dinner concert at the Bremerton Masonic Lodge #117 with doors at 5:30 p.m., concert at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28, 878 Fifth Street in Bremerton. Tickets are $10 including the concert and dinner. For more info, or to reserve, call (360) 271-3971 or (360) 990-1625.

LIVE FAMILY FRIENDLY MUSIC: The Solid Rock Cafe, an interdenominational Christian center located across from the post office at 1140 Bethel Avenue in Port Orchard will host local contemporary tunes from stringer Drew Pappas at 7 p.m. Feb. 27, followed by contemporary Christian music from the group Passing Through at the same time Feb. 28. Both shows are all ages, no cover charge, collecting donations for Helpline Food Bank. Info: www.portorchardcafe.com or call (360) 874-8087.

LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Bohemian country songstress Amanda Richards will play at 7:30 p.m. tonight, followed by Portland duo Trees of Lyres at the same time Feb. 28. Sunday, March 1, 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 Island. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.

ANGEL IBARRA (OF AIDEN): Will be rocking with Bedside Manner, ... Is Electric, Andrew James Robison and The Rebel Waltz at 9:30 p.m. tonight at Winterland, followed by Woodrot with Scorched Earth and guests at the same time Feb. 28. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks

U.S.-TOURING HARDCORE BANDS: Trends and Gruk will be slamming with Gimme Guns, CLR, Red, White and Die and Requin, starting at 7 p.m. tonight, while local bands Legends On Heroin, The Enemies Of..., Triple Forte and Havoc Laden will jam at the same time Feb. 28. Next week: March 3 will be a Bremerton Pyrate Punx swag fundraiser with Deathlist 5 and more, and March 4 Jack Conte plays with Vera the Ghost and guests. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

COLDNOTE: Will be throwing down at 9 p.m. tonight at the Manette Saloon, followed by Medford, Oregon metal band Tallboy with Adarna and Ramona Come Closer at the same time Feb. 28. Next week, Chris Switzer plays acoustic March 5. All shows are 21+, $5 cover for Coldnote and Tallboy, at the Manette Saloon, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/coldnote1, myspace.com/tallboymusic1, myspace.com/manettesaloon.

BELLINGHAM BAND MUPPET FETISH: Will be jamming with Headcase, Omega Moo, Degenerated and Hearts Divided at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Artists for Freedom and Unity hall, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, beer and wine w/ ID, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/artfreeunity.

SKIDDER HILL: Will be rocking Tizleys Europub at 8 p.m. tonight, followed by local acoustic from Mark Moore at the same time Feb. 28. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, no cover at Tizleys, located upstairs off of Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: www.tizleys.com, myspace.com/tizleyseuropub.

THE GLOBAL BEAN: Features the acoustic indie of Zach Fleury at 8 p.m. tonight, followed by the Lindsay Family jazz at the same time Feb. 28 at the Bean. Next week, there’ll be a bluegrass jam session Wednesday March 4. 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.

SLIP 45: Features DJ Lo spinning, starting at 9 p.m. tonight, followed by the Tacoma Band OSDO at the same time Feb. 28. Both nights are 21+, no cover at Slip 45, 715 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info: www.myspace.com/slip45music.

BAINBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Presents two matinee performances of “Fables and Fairytales,” a program showcasing music for and by youth — including Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, Edward Elgar’s “Wand of Youth” suites and Prokofiev’s timeless “Peter and the Wolf,” featuring Guy Sidora as guest narrator — at 3 p.m. March 7 and 8 at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, students, military and teachers. Each concert includes a pre-concert chat with orchestra director David Upham, 45 minutes ahead of each performance. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (205) 842-8569.

‘MUSIC AND IMAGINATION:’ Kitsap Regional Library and the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra team up for a special community preview of the symphony’s March 708 concerts as BSO music director David Upham and principal musicians will highlight selections from Edward Elgar’s Wand of Youth suites and Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.

JAZZ VIBRAPHONIST: Susan Pascal performs at the next First Sundays at the Commons concert at 4 p.m. March 1 at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Brien Dr. near Waterfront Park on Bainbridge. Her quartet includes Bill Anschell on piano, Chuck Deardorf on bass and Gary Hobbs on drums. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students at the door. Info: www.firstsundaysconcerts.org.

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 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 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

WOODPECKER HILL HIKE: Join local arborist Jim Trainer in a rare visit to the historic Hanson homestead, dating back to 1880 comprised of 80 acres bordered by 3,000 acres of Pope Resource property at 9 a.m. Feb. 28, hosted by the Great Peninsula Conservancy. Limited to 15 participants, register by calling the GPC at (360) 373-3500. Info: www.greatpeninsula.org.

‘WELL WORKSHOP:’ Stillwaters Environmental Center is beginning a series of workshops called “Fixing Puget Sound,” focused on our role in restoring and protecting Puget Sound, with a well workshop featuring Reg Hearn of the Port Orchard company NW Water Systems talking about how your well works and how to take care of it, and Debbie Thomas, education manager at the Kitsap Public Utilities District talking about hydrology, aquifers and groundwater. $20 suggested donation. Info: www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org, or call Joleen at (360) 297-2876.

SUSTAINABLY FIRST MONDAY: The topic for the next in a series of free community discussions centered on sustainability will be community gardens, pea patches and backyard gardens as Ann Lovejoy and others share their gardening expertise and information on the Trust for Working Landscapes, new public P patches, Helpline’s Grow-a-Row program and more at 7 p.m. March 2 at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Brien Dr. near Waterfront Park. Info: www.sustainablebainbridge.net or call (206) 842-4439.

TAKE A HIKE: The Kitsap Mountaineers coordinated courses are under way. Info: www.kitsapmountaineers.org.

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. Info: www.pwckitsap.org.

FILM

‘SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE:’ Is the film of the week, this week, along with Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler,” Feb. 27 through March 5, at the Orchard Theater, 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. For ticket and show time information, go to www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 850-1082.

‘THE READER:’ A story set in post-war Germany, starring Academy Award winning best actress Kate Winslet, is the featured film for the week Feb. 27-March 5 at the Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For tickets and show time information, go to www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-3080.

THE SPYGLASS FILM APPRECIATION SOCIETY: Will be watching and discussing the classic film “A Man For All Seasons” at 7 p.m. March 3 at the Port Orchard library, 87 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. The group meets to watch and discuss classic film on the first Tuesday of every month. Info: www.krl.org or call Wally at (360) 876-2224.

CLASSICS NIGHT: The next Classics Night at the Lynwood Theatre will feature the 1955 David Lean picture “Summertime” starring Katharine Hepburn and Rossano Brassi at 7:30 p.m. March 10 at the Lynwood, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. Tickets are $8. Info: www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-3080.

THE ISLAND FILM GROUP: Will be watching and discussing the 1955 film “Bad Day at Black Rock” at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Bainbridge library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. The group gets together for films and discussion on the second Wednesday of every month. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.

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. Feb. 27 features “Liquid Assets” on the topic of is our water infrastructure up to the task. Free, but donations will be accepted. Info: www.tinyurl.com/Yes-We-Must.

THEATER

THE EDGE IMPROV: Will be performing its patented yoga for the funny bone at 7:30 p.m. March 7 at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, students, youth, military and teachers. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, www.theedgeimprov.com or call BPA at (206) 842-8569.

CHANGING SCENE THEATRE NORTHWEST: Presents “All the Great Books, Abridged” March 13-28 upstairs at the Panda Bay Inn, 4180 Kitsap Way. Directed by Darren Hembd (who recently directed the “Complete History of America (Abridged)” at the Changing Scene), it’s a wacky comedy exploring 86 great works of literature in less than two hours, starring Pavlina Morris, Briana Osborne and Anna Reihl. Tickets are $25 including an authentic Chinese meal and the show. A limited number of “show only” tickets will be available at the door. Reservations are required (360) 792-8601. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org.

‘NARNIA’ IN SONG: The Silverdale Community theater, CSTOCK, presents a musical version of the classic C.S. Lewis story “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” now through March 8 with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays at the Silverdale Community Theatre, 9729 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. Tickets are $15/$10. Info: www.cstock.org.

THE PORTABLE REALITY SHOW: Presents its third-in-a-row all-improvised musical, this time taking on the 60s at 7:30 p.m. March 7 at the Jewel Box Theater, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org, www.myspace.com/improvrox or call (360) 779-9688.

‘THE LAST FIVE YEARS:’ A Tony Award-winning contemporary, intimate two-person musical portrayal of five years in the relationship of an ambitious young writer and his struggling actress wife, will be presented by the Sound Theatre Company, directed by Teresa Thuman, starring Adam Somers and Jessica Low, with performances at 7:30 p.m. through March 1. Tickets are $20. Not recommend for younger children due to adult situations. Info: www.soundtheatrecompany.org, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

WWCA PRESENTS SONDHEIM’S ‘COMPANY:’ With a community theater all-star cast, debuting tonight at 7:30 p.m. with shows through March 1, curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays at the WWCA playhouse, 521 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 seniors, $10 youth/military. Info: www.wwca.us or call (360) 769-SHOW.

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 class at 6:30 p.m. 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.

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 Kim Failla at kfailla@bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call 206.842.8578

MISC.

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND XPAT CLUB: A new social club for local residents who have lived overseas and want to connect with other expatriates to share international experiences, favorite adventures and photos from their country of residence has just formed and will be meeting monthly at different homes under a variety of international food themes. The next event, at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 will have a Middle Eastern theme. Info: Contact the founder Ruby Kidd at (206) 842-1462 or e-mail rubykidd5@gmail.com.

CALLING ALL FUEL-SAVING, ECO-MINDED CITIZENS: As part of an all-things-green festival on Bainbridge, centered on the Home and Garden Show and a first annual Eco-Tour March 7 and 8, there will also be an all-volunteer Eco Parade starting at 10:45 a.m. March 8, featuring walkers, cyclists, horse and buggies, skateboarders, rollerskaters, hybrid auto drivers and more. Meet at the flag pole in front of the Woodward Middle School commons at 10:30 a.m. $5 donation suggested, proceeds go to Sustainable Ballard’s Un-Drivers Licenses. Info: Contact organizer Liz Gadbois at liz@bainbridgechamber.com or (206) 842-3700.

SILVERDALE RAINBOW LUAU: The Silverdale Rainbow Assembly, the local chapter of the International order of the Rainbow for Girls service organization will be hosting a luau with served buffet, entertainment and silent auction at 6 p.m. March 13 at the Bremerton Masonic Lodge, 878 5th St. downtown. Tickets are $12 for ages 11 and up, $6 ages 6-10, kids 5 and under are free. Info: E-mail silverdale155@yahoo.com or call Becky at (360) 621-5615.

MOAA LUNCHEON: The Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officers’ Association of America will host its monthly meeting at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon Feb. 27 at the Elks Lodge at 4131 Pine Road NE in Bremerton. Guest speaker for the afternoon will be the executive director of Kitsap County Habitat for Humanity Lori Oberlander. MOAA is open to those who hold, or have ever held, a commission or warrant in any component of the military or their surviving spouses. Persons interested in attending should call Larry at (360) 871-3159 by Feb. 22.

FLIP FLOP LEMON DROP: A girlfriends’ afternoon of indulgent fun, lemon drop libations, retail therapy and the fabulous flip-flop fashion pageant benefiting the West Sound Wildlife Center will be from 3-6 p.m. March 1 at the Clearwater Casino near the Agate Pass Bridge in Suquamish. Tickets are $100, all proceeds benefit the shelter. Info: www.westsoundwildlife.org or call Elsa at (206) 855-9057.

A GREEN FESTIVAL: The Bainbridge Island community is gearing up for a Green Festival centered around the annual Bainbridge Island Home Show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 7. The next day, the first annual Bainbridge Island Eco Tour featuring green buildings and sustainable gardens across the island is on tap for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 at a cost of $15 while also that day Sakai Intermediate School (on Day Road) will convert into Eco Village, a trade show featuring green products and services, and the night before at 7 p.m. March 7, Eco Elvis will perform at the Island Music Guild Hall, 10598 Valley Road in Rolling Bay. $10. Info: www.BainbridgeChamber.com, www.islandmusic.org, www.ecoelvis.com.

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.

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.

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