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TIME, DATE, PLACE | Kitsap Happenings for the week July 3-10

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THE f67 CAMERA CLUB: Will be meeting at 6:45 p.m. July 6 in Room 117 of the Engineering Building at Olympic College Bremerton for a regular projection night on the subject of “Patterns.” Visitors welcome. Info: or call (360) 275-3019.

THE POULSBO ARTIST LEAGUE: An association of artists of all media, meets from 12:30-3:30 p.m. every Wednesday (except during the month of December) at the Vinland Lutheran Church on Finn Hill Road to work on individual pieces. Guest are welcome. Contact Mike Clayton at (360) 930-8171 or for more information.

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, as well as at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce or by calling tour manager Dinah Satterwhite at (206) 842-0504.Info:

CRAFTERNOONS: Kitsap Regional Library in Little Boston hosts crafternoons for crafters to get together and work on handmade projects at 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday at 31980 Little Boston Road in Kingston. Info: 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: 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:

THE SOUTH KITSAP ARTISTS: Association meets from 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at Cedar Heights Junior High School — 2220 Pottery Ave. in Port Orchard. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., visitors, first-timers welcome. Info: Call president Bob Ulsh at (360) 692-5375.

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 first Wednesday of each month at the Subway near the Silverdale Albertsons. All skill levels welcome. Info: Bob at (360) 308-8775 or

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.

CALL TO ARTISTS: The 42nd Grand Old Fourth of July presents Local Living Village center on Winslow Green, showcasing local talent from Bainbridge Island. This juried art exhibit will be part of a special area designed for local talent, including music, poetry and other attractions. Info:


BAINBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: The Bainbridge Performing Arts’ Classical Music Program is seeking musicians for all instruments for the 2009-2010 season. Interested woodwind, brass and string players should prepare three-four minutes of music, contrasting styles recommended. Percussionists should prepare two minutes. Sight-reading will be provided. Contact BSO’ personnel managers Lisa Hirayama (206-781-8354) or Patricia Beasley (206-842-6658) to schedule an audition. Info:


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.

GRAND OLD FOURTH OF JULY: Bainbridge Island will celebrate its 42nd Annual Grand Old Fourth of July tradition with a theme celebrating the island’s earth-friendly values. The day starts with a 7 a.m. pancakge breakfast at the Town & Country market, followed by a host of activities, music, food and festivities with the parade kicking off at 1 p.m. down Madison Ave and Winslow Way. Later in the evening the Chamber hosts a block party at Harbor Square from 5-10 p.m. Info: or call Liz at (206) 842-3700.

FOURTH OF JULY BREAKFAST: The Greater Hansville Community Center’s annual fundraiser will be from 8-11:30 a.m. July 4 at the community center at Buck Lake Park in Hansville. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for kids under 10.

THIRD OF JULY: Poulsbo’s annual early Independence Day celebration kicks off at 5 p.m. July 3 in downtown Poulsbo with the contemporary Navy Band Passage playing the Kvelstad Pavilion at 8:30 p.m., followed by fireworks on the fjord slated for shortly after 10 p.m. Info:


THE SECOND SATURDAY DANCE: Sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Metro Parks and Rec district will begin with a potluck at 6:30 p.m. July 11 at the Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge. A four-count Swing workshop will follow from 7:30-8:15 p.m., followed by live music from Swingset Sensation. All ages. Cost is $13 for adults, $8 for teens, at the door. Info:

LEARN HOW TO LEAD: Men, especially, are invited to learn the simple techniques of being a good leader in ballroom dancing at weekly ballroom dance classes at the Bremerton Elks, at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, 4131 Pine Road in Bremerton. Info: Call Jan at 360) 877-5181.

BAINBRIDGE DANCES: Bainbridge Metro Park and Rec’s June dance will be June 13 at the Island Center Hall. A slow dance/blues workshop will be from 7:30-8:15 p.m. From 8: 15-10:30 p.m., there will be a DJ playing swing, Latin and ballroom music. No pre-registration or partner necessary. The cost is Cost: $5/teens; $10/adults, which includes the workshop. Info:

BALLROOM DANCING: Is offered from 2-5 p.m. every Sunday at the Port Orchard Eagles, 4001 Jackson Ave. NE in Port Orchard, dancing to the live big band sounds of Eric Liebmann and Co. Cost is $3 for members, $5 for non. Info: or call (360) 876-2338.

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.


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.


MESSY FRIDAYS AT KIDIMU: Each sunny Friday this summer, starting July 10, KiDiMu — the Kids Discovery Museum on Bainbridge — invites young explorers out for experimentation, sensory exlporation and messy art from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aprons provided, but a change of clothes is encouraged. Also this week, KiDiMu will host an open house with free admission from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during Bainbridge Island’s Grand Old Fourth Celebration. Info: or call (206) 855-4650.

SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR KIDS: Eagle Harbor Book Company will be hosting activities for kids at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays through August 27. Wednesday programs will be geared for ages 8-12 while Thursdays will be for kids 3 and up, starting at 10 a.m. At 10 a.m. July 1, Janis Segress, co-manager of the Children and Young Adult departments will give an overview in the best of summer reading while at 10 a.m. July 2, author and storyteller George Shannon presents “Trains, Planes and Automobiles.” All events are free and open to the public at Eagle Harbor, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: or call (206) 842-5332.

WATER WONDERS DAY CAMP: Kids, aged 7-12, are invited to Water Wonders Day Camp held at Island Lake Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 7-9, sponsored by the Kitsap Public Utility District and by Kitsap Surface and Stormwater Management. Cost is $45 per camper. Register by contacting Debbie Thomas at (360) 626-7723 or by e-mailing

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:

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: 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: or call (360) 662-1542.


BREMERTON ARTWALK: Powers of 10 Galleries, Fourth and Pacific, Bremerton, in the lower level galleries of the Amy Burnett Building will have celebrate July’s First Friday Artwalk in Bremerton with a display of its participating artists from 5-8 p.m. July 3. Info: (360) 373-3187.

PARVIN: A new artist to the Roby King Galleries, Parvin will be the featured artist during the month of July with an exhibit of large scale acrylic landscapes. A reception for the artist is slated for 6-8 p.m. July 10, 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info:

VIRIDIAN FINE ART & FRAMING: Will be showing the works of Manchester’s Pat Bruzas with more than 20 pieces of her collage and Sumi paints. The framing business is located at 1800 Mile Hill Drive, Port Orchard. The show will hang through July. Info: (360) 871-7900.

‘LIGHT STUDIES:’ An artistic infusion of all things math, physics, biology, human nature, psychology and spirituality by Kent Halloway will hang in the Bainbridge Performing Arts lobby gallery through August. Info:, or call BPA at (206) 842-1163.

THE VERKSTED GALLERY: Will feature a dynamic media artist (Pam Sanders), an organic potter (Irma O’Brien) and a wood turner who uses natural design (Gary Burdyshaw) through August, 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo. August also marks the gallery’s trademark “Pawsbo’s” Dog Days. Info: or call (360) 697-4470.

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. Contest categories will include various ages and all skill levels. Prizes will be awarded at a celebration and show in October. 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

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.

‘THE COSMIC PEEPSHOW: Research artist Ron Harber 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.

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, featuring local artwork while the General Store hosts a special dinner. Info: or call (360) 297-8074.


FINDING FAMILY FUN: Eagle Harbor Book Company is hosting Christina Rude and Cindy Lester, authors of “Great Adventures for Kitsap Peninsula, Family Fun in the West Sound” at 11 a.m. July 11. The event is free and open to the public. Two seats may be reserved with the advanced purchase the book. Eagle Harbor Book Company is located at 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-5332 or

WEST SOUND READS: Rebecca Wells, author of “The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder,” will help West Sound Reads celebrate its 10 anniversary with a book reading at 7:30 p.m. on July 14 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave., Bainbridge. West Sound Reads is a collaboration among area independent booksellers, Kitsap Regional Library and the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation.

OPTIMIZE YOUR HEALTH: Deanna M. Minich, Ph.D., will be at Eagle Harbor Books to discuss her book, “Chakra Foods for Optimum Health,” at 7:30 p.m. July 16. “Standing Here” juxtaposes Cohen’s black and white photographic images of Bainbridge — still lifes, portraits and landscapes in a variety of moods — with text by Bainbridge Islanders including high school students. The event is free and open to the public. Two seats may be reserved with the advanced purchase the book. Info: (206) 842-5332 or

BI FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: Will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 11 at the Bainbridge Island Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. Bainbridge. Proceeds benefit the library. Info:

BAINBRIDGE AUTHOR MARY GUTERSON: Will be reading from her new book “Gone to the Dogs” at 7:30 p.m. July 7 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Followed by Q&A and book signing. Info:, or call the store at (206) 842-5332.

PENINSULA ROMANCE WRITERS ASSOCIATION: Meets at 10 a.m. July 18 at the Sylvan Way Library, Heninger Meeting Room, 1301 Sylvan Way, E. Bremerton. Info: (360) 405-9100.

SILVERDALE WRITERS’ ROUND TABLE: Meets at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way for support and development in a positive atmosphere. Info: Call Bob at (360) 830-4968.

LIBERTY BAY BOOKS: Has updated its listing for its book groups. All groups meet at Liberty Bay Books — 18881-D on Front St. in Downtown Poulsbo. Revised listings are as follows:

Joy Luck: 11 a.m. First Friday monthly

Daytime: 10 a.m. Second Tuesday monthly

Non-Fiction: 10 a.m. Third Wednesday monthly

Evening: 7 p.m. Third Wednesday monthly

Books and Brew: 7 p.m. third Friday monthly, ages 21-39.

Mystery: 10 a.m. Fourth Thursday monthly

Info:, (360) 779.5909 or e-mail 

SILVERDALE BOOK SALE: Silverdale Friends of the Library used book sale every Tuesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Silverdale Library, 3450 NE Carlton.

ADULT WRITERS CRITIQUE GROUP: Has openings for interested writers. The group meets at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 3431 Lowell St. in Old Town Silverdale. Info: E-mail or call (360) 598-2375 after 7 p.m.


LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Zach Anderson and friends play at 7:30 p.m. July 3. There will be no music July 4. July 5 will be an open mic for all styles at 7 p.m. All shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus Coffeehouse, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Next week: Nashville folk/roots singer/songwriter Linda McRae July 10. Info:

THE HERBERT FRIENDLY TRIO: Will be playing the outdoor stage at Moondogs, Too from 7-11 p.m. July 3, followed by funk rock from Billy Shew at the same time July 4. Both shows are 21+, no cover at the Moondogs, 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info:

KELLEY JOHNSON QUARTET: Will perform at 7 p.m. on July 17 at the Bloedel Reserve, 7571 NE Dolphin Drive, Bainbridge. Admission is $25. Kelley Johnson and her Quartet were chosen by the renowned jazz trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis to represent the United States as musical ambassadors, touring extensively all over the world. Info:

THE SOLID ROCK CAFE: Located at 1140 Bethel Ave., across from the post office in Port Orchard, offers live music of diverse variety from 7-9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. All ages. Info: or call (360) 876-6311.

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: 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.

WHISKEY CREEK STEAKHOUSE: The Don Alverson Trio performs Tuesday and Wednesday nights, while Dixieland Jazz takes the stage the first Tuesday of the month. Whiskey Creek Steakhouse, 1918 Washington St., Keyport. Info: (360) 779-3481.


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:

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:


WOODY ALLEN’S ‘WHATEVER WORKS:’ Will play this week July 3-9 at the Orchard Theater, 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard, along with “The Brothers Bloom” and a special showing of “Twilight” for the KRL’s Teen Summer Reading Event, sponsored by the Port Orchard Friends of the Library, teens 13-19 and their parents only at 6 p.m. July 6. No 8 p.m. shows on July 4. For tickets and show time info, go to

‘EASY VIRTUE:’ About a young Englishman who marries a glamorous American and brings her home to meet mom and dad, will play July 3-9 at the Lynwood Theater, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge, along with the French Film “Summer Hours.” July 5, the Lynwood’s anniversary will be marked by the timeless silent film masterpiece “The Crowd” (1928) by King Vidor with live accompaniment by organist Dennis James at 1:30 and 7 p.m. Tickets for the anniversary are $12. For tickets and show time info, go to

KUUF PRESENTS: Two free showings of “Fresh,” to get viewers to think about what they’re eating, at 7 p.m. July 10 at the Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4418 Perry Avenue NE, Bremerton; and at 7 p.m. July 14 at the Norm Dicks Center, first floor in City Council Chambers, 345 6th St. Info:

THE KINGSTON FIREHOUSE: Will be showing “Transformers 2” this week, June 26-July 2, located off Highway 104 in downtown Kingston. For tickets and more information, call (360) 297-4849.

AMY BURNETT’S HALF-HOUR FILMS: Show every Saturday on Bremerton Cable Access — BKAT - at 6:30 p.m., July’s programming includes “Downtown Summer” July 4, “Business as Usual” July 11, “Signs of the Times” July 18 and “Downtown Bremerton 1990” July 25. View t the films on Comcast cable channel 12 (in Bremerton and Poulsbo), Wave Cable channel 3 (in Port Orchard and Silverdale) and also online at

ORGANIST DENNIS JAMES: Will agin be helping the Historic Lynwood Theatre celebrate its anniversary, accompanying the classic silent film “The Crowd” (1928) with live music at 1:30 and 7 p.m. July 5, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. Tickets are $12. 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.


THE PORTABLE REALITY SHOW: The Jewel Box Theater’s resident improv troupe will be throwing down unscripted at 7:30 p.m. July 11 at the Jewel Box, 225 Iverson Ave. in Poulsbo. Tickets at Info: or call (360) 779-9688.


KINGSTON SK8 ROLLICK: The second annual Independence Day extended skate competition and concert will kick off at noon July 5 at the Billy Johnson Memorial Skate Park off of Lindvog Road in Kingston. Skating from noon-4 p.m., live music to follow. Info:

SUSTAINABLE FIRST MONDAY: In lieu of its regular Sustainable First Monday forum, Sustainable Bainbridge will be hosting an ole’ fashioned community “Sustainable Potluck” from 7-9 p.m. July 6 at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Brien Dr. on Bainbrige. Info: or call (206) 842-4439.

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS: Family members and peers of individuals with severe brain disorders (mental illnesses) have the opportunity to attend monthly meetings sponsored by the Kitsap chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. A family support group meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church at Winslow and Madison on Bainbridge, and another meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at St. Olaf’s, 18943 Caldart Ave. in Poulsbo. Peer groups meet at 1:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays at Helpline House, 282 Knechtel Way on Bainbridge and another meets at 1:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Hostmark Village Cove Apartments Community Center, 703 Hostmark in Poulsbo. Info: Jim (360) 779-4291, Ann (360) 697-2142.

MUDPACK’S ANNUAL AGILITY TRIALS: The Muddy Paws Agility Club of Kitsap will be holding ASCA (Australian Sheppard Club of America) Trials from 9-5 p.m. July 10 and NADAC (North American Dog Agility Council) Trials from 8-5 p.m. July 11-12 in Port Gamble. Events include tunnelers, weavers, hoopers and standard runs. Participants must pre-register, free for spectators. Info: or call (360) 509-3985.


SK ‘GARDEN FESTIVAL:’ The South Kitsap Helpline and friends will be hosting the inaugural Garden Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 5 at the Port Orchard Nursery, a kick off for Helpline’s capital campaign fundraising efforts, including a guest appearance by King 5 TV personality and Master Gardner Cisco Morris who will speak from 4-5 p.m. The festival is free, but tickets to hear Cisco, including a reception with him, are $25. Reserve by calling (360) 876-4089.

PORT ORCHARD AUTHOR DEBBIE MACOMBER: Will be giving a short, humorous, condensed version of her 30-year career in publishing and some thoughts on Cedar Cove Days at the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce’s July membership meeting at 11:30 a.m. July 9 at McCormick Woods Golf Course Banquet Room. Reservations can be made at or by calling (360) 876-3505. Tickets are $20 for Chamber members, $22 for non. Info:

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:

WEST SOUND CYCLING CLUB:Is conducting weekly Saturday bicycle rides for cyclists of varying abilities. Rides start at 10 a.m. Charles Anglican Church on the corner of 305 and Forest Rock Lane (by Central Market) each Saturday. Info: Tim at (360) 340-5944 or

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: An interest list is being compiled for an old-time fiddle workshop with Ken Waldman and and Tania Opland. Info: (206) 842-2306.

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