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TIME, DATE, PLACE | Kitsap Happenings for the week June 19-26

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BAINBRIDGE FUN RUN: Bainbridge Youth Services is sponsoring the 2009 Fun Run on July 4. This 30-year tradition kicks off a day of celebrating the “Grand Ol’ Fourth” on Bainbridge Island. The Fun Run provides running events for adults and children, starting with a 5K run and a 1-mile run at 9 a.m. Children’s dashes start at 10:15. Info/registration forms can be found at

BREMERTON’S OLD FASHIONED FOURTH: Will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 4 at Fourth Street and Pacific Avenue in Bremerton. Admission is free. Community groups will have booths set up, a roving photographer will take photos and Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum will have a magician and host puppet making. Info: Kitsap County Historical Society Museum at (360) 479-6226.

A VERY BERRY 4TH: Indianola’s 34th Annual Strawberry Festival is planned for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 4 at Indianola Living Hope Church, corner of Midway and Division Streets, Indianola.Layers of homemade shortcake, Washington strawberries from Spooner Farms in Olympia and fresh whipped cream will be prepared in a commercial kitchen. Info: 360-297-2340.


TRADITIONAL DANCE: Kuteeyaa (“totem” in Tlingit) is a multi-generational dance group that specializes in the traditions of southeast Alaska and western British Columbia. The group will perform at 10:30 a.m. June 23 at the Waterfront Gazebo, Port Orchard. Info: (360) 876-2224.

BAINBRIDGE DANCE CENTER’S: 28th annual student performance includes six performances showcasing more than 180 students ages 4-18. The youngest students demonstrate pre-technique movement while beginning through advanced students perform choreography in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap techniques. Performances are at 7 p.m. June 23-27, with an additional performance at 2 p.m June 27. Tickets: $16 for adults, and $12 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers. Info: (206) 842-8569 or


PORT ORCHARD FARMERS MARKET: Is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Marina Park in Port Orchard. Info:

SUQUAMISH FARMERS MARKET: Is from 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 14 at the corner of Suquamish Way and Division Ave, across from the Shell Station.

KINGSTON FARMERS MARKET: Is located at Mike Wallace Park at the Port of Kingston Marina from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday through October. Vendors offer fresh, local fruits and vegetables. Local artisans bring wonderful hand-made art & crafts and local musicians play live music. June 6 will have listen to the sweet indie/folk stylings of Valeri Markell, singer/songwriter guitarist. Info:

PORT GAMBLE SUNDAY MARKET: Will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday through September in Port Gamble. Local handmade and homegrown products are available everything from kiddie teepees and fused glass jewelry to potted flowers and pit barbecue. Info:

THE BREMERTON FARMERS MARKET: Is open at its new location — Evergreen Park at the end of Pacific Street in Bremerton. The market will be open from 4-7 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 15, offering goods from local farmers, artists and businesses. Info:, e-mail or call Kim at (360) 440-5139.

POULSBO FAMERS MARKET: Features fresh produced, preserved food, art, crafts and live music every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the medical/dental center parking lot at 7th and Iverson in Poulsbo. Info: or call (360) 779-6720.

SILVERDALE FARMERS MARKET: Silverdale Farmers Market is open and ready for shoppers. The market is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Silverdale Beach Hotel, rain or shine. The market will feature fresh baked bread, jams, honey, beef jerky and sweet treats. Info: (360) 471-8219 or

INDOOR FARMERS MARKET: The Peninsula Farmers Market Association’ indoor farmers market will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays in the Island Jamz Caribbean Restaurant, 1783 NE State Highway 308, Keyport. Available this time of year are bulb pots, fresh baked bread, jams, beef jerky, fresh cut herbs, art and crafts and veggie starts. Info: Monica at (360) 471-8219 or

HANSVILLE FARMERS MARKET: Is open at Dragonfly Farms Nursery, 34881 Hansville Road, Kingston, from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Info: www.dragonflyfarms or (360) 638-1292.


VOLUNTEER AT KIDIMU: Volunteer camp assistants are needed a the Kids Discovery Museum, 305 Madison Ave. N, Bainbridge. All volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Adult volunteers also are encouraged. Info: (206) 855-4650 or

SUMMER VOCAL CAMP: Bainbridge Chorale Young Singers will host children entering grades two through eight to a vocal camp from 5-7:30 p.m. July 27-31 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. Info:


ART THAT MAKES YOU SMILE: Will be on display at from 1-3 p.m. June 27 at the Manchester Gallery, 724 Bay St., Port Orchard.

NATURE PHOTO CONTEST: Sponsored by Stillwaters Environmental Center, 26059 Barber Cutoff Road, Kingston. Nature photographers of all ages and skill levels are welcomed to participate in a Nature Photo Contest, to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Stillwaters Environmental Center in Kingston, Washington. This summertime contest ends Sept. 15. Info:

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: William Thompson, Stillwaters naturalist and former National Geographic photographer, will be leading a field-based workshop for all photographers beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 16 Stillwaters Environmental Center, 26059 Barber Cutoff Road, Kingston. Cost is TBD; wear trail and weather-appropriate clothing and bring a bag lunch for eating in the field. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Info: (360) 297-2876 or

PORT ORCHARD ARTWALK: Port Orchards’s downtown artwalk will be from 4-7 p.m. June 19 on Bay Street in downtown Port Orchard.

JERRY DEARDORFF’S: Photographs, pottery, and other works will be on display and sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 27 and 28 at the 12 Trees Café, 26268 Twelve Trees Lane NW., Poulsbo. Info: (360) 598-3200.

BREMERTON PHOTOGRAPHER BEVERLY HANSON: And her world-traveling quest for “The Perfect Picture” will be featured during June at the Sidney Art Gallery, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. Info: or call the gallery at (360) 876-3693.

‘ANIMAL INSTINCT:’ Is the title of the latest exhibition at the Roby King Galleries, in which artists explore the natural instinct of wild, and domestic, animals. Contributing artists include: Cheri Christensen, Susan LeVan, Stephen MacFarlane and more. The show hangs through June 27 at 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge.


PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS: Bainbridge Island artist Nikki Vick shares more than two dozen representational oil paintings depicting Northwest landscapes, still lifes, and portraits in an impressionistic style in her exhibit, People, Places and Things. They’ll be on display through June at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N., (360) 842-4162.

THE BIG ONE: Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, on display at Kitsap Mall through June 21, demystifies the terrifying power of earthquakes and how they affect life in our region. Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest was developed by the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington. Info: Yvonne Tomascak at the Kitsap Mall (360) 698-2555.

‘THE COSMIC PEEPSHOW: Research artist Ron Harper is back with an exhibit of extra-dimensional images, from the Midway of Infinities to a Walk-In Zenoscope and more during June at Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. The show will hang throughout the month in the main gallery, along with a collection of acrylic paintings by Gail Hornsby and ceramic sculpture by Frank Carsey called “Wine, Women & Song” in the boardroom gallery Info:

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:, or call (206) 842-2773.

UNSUSPECTING LANDSCAPES: A show of new original work from Bremerton native painter Anna Hoey will hang in June at the Old Town Custom Framing and Gallery in Old Town Silverdale. Info: or call (360) 698-1507.

A GROUP EXHIBITION: The Gallery at Grace presents Of Sun & Moon, Of Water & Earth, Of Male & Female through July 30. The Gallery is located at 8595 NE Day Road, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-9997.

NIGHT ON THE TOWN: Every first Friday of the month, from 4-8 p.m., businesses throughout downtown Port Gamble are open late, most featuring local artwork while the General Store hosts a special monthly dinner. Info: or call (360) 297-8074.


JIM LYNCH: Author of “The Highest Tide,” will be reading from his new novel, “Border Songs” at 3 p.m. June 28 at Eagle Harbor Book Company, 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a question and answer session and book signing. Info: (360) 692-2375 or

PENINSULA ROMANCE WRITERS ASSOCIATION: Meets at 10 a.m. June 20 at the Sylvan Way Library, Heninger Meeting Room, 1301 Sylvan Way, E. Bremerton. Info: (360) 405-9100.

‘SALTWATER BUDDHA: A Surfer’s Quest to Find Zen on the Sea” author Jaimal Yogis will speak about his book at 7:30 p.m. on June 25 at Eagle Harbor Book Company, 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge. Two seats may be reserved with the advanced purchase of “Saltwater Buddha.” The program will be followed by a question and answer session and a book signing. Info: (206) 842-5332 or


CAROLYN CRUSO: Multi-instrumentalist, will play her expressive brand of Celtic music at 7 p.m. on June 19 at Collective Visions, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. Tickets: $13 advanced sales, $16 at the door. Info:

THE THEM: Share the stage with Denver band Insomniaxe and Spillbillies at 9:30 p.m. June 19, followed the next night by In Memorium with Funeral Age and guests at the same time June 20. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info:

WILL ROCK FOR FOOD 2: Part 2, featuring Super Happy Story Time Land, Beneath All Kaos, South Kitsap Infidels, Life Long War and Blood of the Masses, kicks off at 7 p.m. June 19 at the Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, bar w/ ID, $4 cover with two cans of food, $6 without. Next week: Portland band Stepkid and Utah band The Upcollars share the stage with Chyeah! Chyeah! and Vera the Ghost June 24. Info:

BREMERTON PYRATE PUNX PRESENT: Portland band Leave No One Behind with Blackbird Raum, ...Is Electric and Cuntry Cuntroll at 7 p.m. June 19 at the Artist For Freedom and Unity, followed the next night by Seattle band Smokejumper with Olympia band Warning Track, ...Is Electric and more at the same time June 20. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 donation at the AFU, 318 N. Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info:,

ONE SHOT MOLLY: Will play The Filling Station at 9 p.m. June 19. The Filling Station is located at 11200 NE Highway 104, Kingston. Info: (360) 297-7732 or

WILLIAMS/CLINE TRIBUTE: Hank Williams/Patsy Cline Tribute in the Barn at Hazel Creek Farm on Koura Road will take the stage at 5 p.m. June 20. Five hours of Williams and Cline classics will be performed by local musicians followed by a country swing dance with “Get the Oxygen Tank” at 9 p.m. at 8903 Koura Road, Bainbridge. Admission is $10. Info: (206) 842-3185.

THE MANETTE SALOON: Hosts a benefit for a guy climbing Mount Rainier to fight lung cancer, with a spaghetti feed starting at 7 p.m. June 19, with music from Christine O’Daine and the Hip Replacements. The next night, Nebraska band the JV Allstars join Knock Me Down at the same time June 20. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at the Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Info:

THE IAN JONES JAZZ ENSEMBLE: Will play at 8 p.m. June 19 at The Global Bean, followed at the same time the next night by Thomas Kessler’s acoustic rock/indie June 20. Both shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road, Ste. 101 in Silverdale. Next week, there’s a celtic music jam session at 7 p.m. June 24. Info:

ERIC FRIEDRICH: Plays solo acoustic at 8 p.m. June 20 at Tizley’s Europub, located upstairs off of Front Street in Poulsbo. All ages, bar w/ ID, no cover. Info:

MOONDOGS, TOO: Hosts classic rock from Subserious at 8 p.m. June 19 on the outdoor stage, followed at the same time, the next night by Z-Camp. Both shows are 21+, no cover, on the outdoor patio at Moondogs, 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info:

JAZZ ON THE PATIO: Kicks off with Mark Lewis on the saxophone at Moondogs, Too at 1 p.m. June 21. Info:

FIESTA DE AGUA: Stillwaters free beach party and water celebration is all about a day at the beach. The fiesta will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 27 at the Kingston Farmers Market. From the booth at the Farmers Market, they’ll teach about fresh and salt water and how humans impact our watersheds and Puget Sound. There will be a low tide beach walk at 11 a.m. Info: (360) 297-2876 or

PORT ORCHARD CONCERTS ON THE BAY: Port Orchard Concerts on the Bay begin at 6:30 p.m. June 26 in downtown Port Orchard. Business owners, the Port Orchard Chamber, the Port Orchard Marina, the City of Port Orchard and chairing group Fathoms O’ Fun, took over the series and have expanded it from six to 10 concerts this summer. The first two concerts will feature the The Mojo Blues Band. Christian Contemporary artists will perform a daytime concert on July 4, while Usual Suspects will play at 8:30 p.m. that evening (featuring Usual Suspects). Starting on July 9, the concerts will be on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. The complete schedule can be found at


BAINBRIDGE ALL-COMERS PICNIC: Join old timers and newcomers at a potluck picnic at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum grounds at noon on June 28. Bring your Bainbridge stories and picnic fare. No charge and no reservations necessary. Info: (206) 842-2773 or

HANSVILLE GREENWAY VOLKSSPORT: The Kitsap Volkssporters’ Club will host a free walk — either 3.1 miles, 6.8 miles or 13.1 miles starting at 9 a.m. June 20 at Buck Lake County Park, 6959 Buck Lake Road. The group will walk on road shoulders to lighthouse, then on new trails recently opened to the public in the beautiful Hansville Greenway. Most of the walk is on forest trails. Info: (360) 710-1008 or or


THE ORCHARD THEATER: Features “Easy Virtue” this week June 19-24, along with “Sugar,” late night showings of “Drag Me To Hell” and Weekend Weird showings of Jim Henson’s “Labyrinth” June 19-21 at 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. For tickets and show time info, go to

THE KINGSTON FIREHOUSE: Will be showing “The Brothers Bloom” along with SIFF award-winner “Lovely By Surprise” this week June 19-23, followed by a midnight preview of “Transformers 2” June 23, located off Highway 104 in downtown Kingston. For tickets and more information, call (360) 297-4849.

THE LYNWOOD THEATRE: Is holding over “The Hangover” from ‘Old School’ director Todd Phillips, about a bachelor party gone very, very wrong, June 19-24 at 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For ticket and show time info, go to

THE ADMIRAL THEATRE: Will be showing the classic film “Planet of the Apes” at 7 p.m. June 26, 515 Pacific Ave. in downtown Bremerton. All ages, tickets are $7. Info:

‘THE RODEO DRIVE-IN: Is open for the season off of Highway 3, near the Bremerton Airport. Check online at for up-to-date show times. Tickets are $8 general, $5 for seniors and kids 6-12, kids under 5 free, for a double feature. Info:, or call the movie line at (360) 698-6030.


‘I LOVE A PIANO:’ An ode to the life and times, and music of Irving Berlin through the story of a piano from Tin Pan Alley plays at the Jewel Box Theatre, 221 Iverson St. in Poulsbo, through June 27, with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. June 14 and 28. Info: or call (360) 779-9688.

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER: Saint Luke’s Church will host a murder mystery dinner on June 20 to raise funds for Canterbury Care Center to support senior activities. The evening starts at 6 p.m. with a social. The church is located at 1547 Sheridan Road, Bremerton. Info: (360) 377-0113.

ISLAND THEATER PLAY READING: At the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison N., Bainbridge, presents “Sylvia,” by A.R. Gurney. The play centers around Greg and Kate, city dwellers adjusting to their life after their children leave home. Greg finds a poodle mix during a walk in the park and adopts her. The reading will be at 7:30 p.m. June 20 and 21. Info: (206) 842-4162.

BREMERTON COMMUNITY THEATRE: Presents “A Place at Forest Lawn,” directed by Eric Wise, which follows the journey of discovery, peace, and ultimate reconciliation taken by Clara, a cantankerous old lady, and her best friend, Gertrude. The show runs through June 28. Curtain times for Friday and Saturday shows are 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees are 2:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the theater box office Monday through Saturday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at 599 Lebo Blvd., or call 360 373-5152 or 1-800-863-1706. Info:


ANNUAL SALMON BAKE: On Father’s Day, from noon to 4 p.m. June 21 at the Manchester Library parking lot, 8067 E. Main St., Manchester. Adults eat for $12, children 11 and younger for $10. Dinner includes cooked salmon, coleslaw, baked beans, garlic bread and a drink. There will also be a book sale, a cookie sale and booths. This is a fundraiser for the Manchester Library and Community Center. Info: (360) 871-3921.


READ TO A DOG: Children are invited to the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge, to read to friendly, certified therapy dogs on June 22. No pre-registration required for this free event. Just drop in on the morning you would like to read. Sign-ups start at 10 a.m. The event is free. (360) 842-4162.

FATHOMS OF FUN: Begins June 26 in downtown Port Orchard with the first of 10 concerts. The three-day, 42nd annual festival includes a street scramble, boat excursions, a parade and a craft and vendor show. Info: (360) 876-3505or or at

KITSAP DESTRUCTION DERBY: At the Kitsap Fairgrounds. Kitsap Destruction Derby Association continues their summer D-Derby series on June 20 in Thunderbird Stadium at the Kitsap Fairgrounds & Events Center. Gates open at 4 p.m. Info:

THUNDERBIRD PRO RODEO: On June 27 and 28, 2009 in Thunderbird Stadium. Gate open at 4 p.m. on June 27 and at 11 a.m. on June 28. Tickets are available at the gate and are $10 for adults, $8 for military with ID, $5 for Children ages 6-10 and free for children 5 and under. Info:

CALLING OLDER SINGLES: Cleo’s Landing Learning Center hosts a monthly gathering of “over 50” singles — men and women — for fun, food and conversation. The June gathering is set for 6-8 p.m. June 23. Cleo’s Landing is right downtown at 11215 NE State Highway 104. Info: Susan at (360) 297-4414.

THE RODEO DRIVE-IN SWAP ‘N SHOP: Is now open, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays at the Rodeo Drive-In Movie Theater on Highway 3, south of Port Orchard near Bremerton International Airport. Admission is $15 per space for merchants, $.50/single, $1/car load for shoppers. Info:

CALLING NON-PROFITS: The Kitsap Arts and Crafts Festival wants non-profit service groups to apply for booth space at the 50th anniversary festival July 24-26 in downtown Kingston. Info:

FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: The Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship awards $7,500 to practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and demonstrated ability. The fellowship is a merit-based, not project-based award. Artist Trust seeks applications from individual generative artists for the 2009 fellowship. This year artists in the following categories are invited to apply: music, media, literary and craft arts. Info:

‘MUG UP: At the Kingston Art Gallery every first Thursday at 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your mug and creative spirit and enjoy coffee and conversation with artists and those who love art every month at the corner of West Kingston Road and Highway 104, at Cleo’s Landing. Info: at (360) 297-5133.

WEST SOUND CYCLING CLUB: And Stella’s Pizza and Pasta are conducting weekly Saturday bicycle rides for cyclists of varying abilities. Rides are typically 30 to 40 miles in length. Rides start at 10 a.m. Charles Anglican Church on the corner of 305 and Forest Rock Lane (by Central Market) each Saturday. Rides are social in nature and sometimes feature latte stops or a ride recap at Stellas. Info: Tim at (360) 340-5944 or

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: The Gift Shop at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport is seeking weekday volunteers for shifts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. at 1 Garnett Way in Keyport. Base access is not necessary, store proceeds benefit the Naval Undersea Museum Foundation. Info: Call Daina at (360) 697-1537.

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.

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.

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