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TIME, DATE, PLACE | Kitsap Happenings for the Week July 10-17

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Bainbridge Island Wine Weekend Recession-Friendly Art Show slated for 1-4 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Town Square on Bainbridge, is looking for artists. This event is open to all artists and craftspeople who are interested in participating in a fun, casual recession-friendly event. Vendors are welcome to bring pictures of their work and portfolios, but all items sold will be priced at $100 or less. Preference will be given to local (ie North Kitsap) artists and to those whose work is not generally available for under $100. Proposals for art demonstrations are welcome. Send a short description of your work (with a maximum of five pictures) and what you’d like to exhibit to Kim Hendrickson at Approvals will be sent by Aug. 3, and booth fees of $30 are due by Aug. 15. Application deadline is Aug. 1. Info:

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.


BREMERTON COMMUNITY THEATER: Auditions for “The Seven Year Itch” by George Axelrod will be held at 7 p.m. on July 20-21 at the Bremerton Community Theatre. The cast includes 4 men and 6 women. Rehearsals will begin on July 27. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script, which is available for check-out in the BCT box office. Info:

CSTOCK: Auditions for “Little Women” will be July 11, 12 and 13. Auditions are open to actors ages 15 and older. You will need to sing a one- to two-minute, Broadway-style song. Please bring your own music/background CD. An accompanist and CD player will be available. Cold readings will be done from the script. Audition times are broken down by age. 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:


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.

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 FARMERS 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.

TEEN MYSTERY NIGHT: A “crime” has been committed at the library, kids age 12-17 are invited to come figure out who-dun-it at 6:30 p.m. July 17 at the Poulsbo Library, 700 Lincoln Road in Poulsbo. Free. For more info, and more kids events across the county, go to

FAIRY TALE DAY: At KiDiMu brings to life the magic of fairy tales. Kids ages 3-10 can play themed games and make special art projects. The fun begins at 11 a.m. July 11. Free with membership or admission. Info: (206) 855-4650

GARDENING CLASSES FOR KIDS: The master gardeners of Anna Smith Garden in Tracyton host gardening classes for children, age four through sixth grade, from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays now through Aug. 26. Each Wednesday is a different class: July 15, Welcoming Birds in the Garden; July 22, Bugs, Bugs Everywhere; July 29, Noxious Weeds; Aug. 5, Composting; Aug. 12, Herbs; Aug. 19, Why Trees Are Important; Aug. 26, Old Shoe Day and Harvest Clean-up. Anna Smith Garden is located on Tracyton Boulevard near Fairgrounds Road, park on the street. Classes are free, donations welcome. Info: call (360) 674-2199 or e-mail

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.

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.


LITTLE AND LEWIS: In connection with their new exhibition, George Little and David Lewis will speak informally about their new work at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, at 1 p.m. July 11. The event is free. In the four years since their last BAC exhibition, George Little and David Lewis have made substantial changes in their lives and work, including closing their internationally-known garden gallery and spending several months each year in Mexico. Info: (206) 842-3132 or

THE KINGSTON ART GALLERY: Features Winnie Rich’s new exhibit “Exquisite Commonplace” hanging now through Aug. 2, exhibiting through Kingston’s inaugural SLUG inFESTation Aug. 8. There will be a reception for the artist at Second Saturday Gallery Night, 5-8 p.m. July 11. The KAG is located off Highway 104, two blocks up from the ferry in downtown Kingston. Info:

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

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.

‘PRIMARY ELEMENTS:’ Wanda Garrity and Sydni Sterling combine in a exhibit of art inspired by nature’s elemental forms during July at Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. The show will hang through the end of the month. 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, most featuring local artwork while the General Store hosts a special monthly dinner. Info: or call (360) 297-8074. THE EDGE IMPROV: Bainbridge Performing Arts’ resident improv troupe will be hosting its regular monthly show at 7:30 p.m. July 11 at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids. Info:,


THE EDGE IMPROV: Bainbridge Performing Arts’ resident improv troupe will be hosting its regular monthly show at 7:30 p.m. July 11 at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids. Info:,

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.

COMEDY NIGHT: The Silverdale Beach Hotel presents a night of laughter July 11. Info:


GREAT ADVENTURES FOR THE KITSAP PENINSULA: Local writer Christina Rude, co-author of “Great Adventures for the Kitsap Peninsula” will be taking the podium at 11 a.m. July 11 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge, talking about the 2009-2010 updated edition of the guide and about all things to do in Kitsap. Info:, or call the store at (206) 842-5332.

POLITICAL THRILLER AUTHOR: Mike Lawson will be chatting informally with fans and friends at the Kitsap Mall Barnes and Noble at 4 p.m. July 18 in Silverdale. He’ll be reading from and signing copies of his new book “House Secrets,” the fourth Joe DeMarco political thriller. Info: or call the store at (360) 613-5352.

FIELD’S END WRITERS’ ROUNDTABLE: Features writing mentor Shannon Evans discussing the topic “How To Turn Your Passion Into Print” for the next Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable at 7 p.m. July 21 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. Free, open to writers of all genres and levels. Info:

EAGLE HARBOR BOOK COMPANY: Will welcome June Cotner who will speak about her book, “Dog Blessings: Poems, Prose, and Prayers Celebrating Our Relationship with Dogs,” at 7:30 p.m. July 23. The event is free and open to the public. Two seats may be reserved with the advanced purchase of “Dog Blessings.” Eagle Harbor Book Company is located at 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-5332 or

BESTSELLER J.A. JANCE: Will be back at the Kitsap Mall Barnes and Noble at noon July 24 in Silverdale. She’ll be reading, signing and speaking on her newest suspense novel “Fire and Ice,” the second book featuring her two signature characters — Seattle detective JP Beaumont and Arizona lady sheriff Joanna Brady — on the case together. Info: or call the store at (360) 613-5352.

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.

AUTHORS AT EAGLE HARBOR: 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:


WINTERLAND: Hosts Seattle garage rock band The Eroders with Jack Trippers and guests at 9:30 p.m. July 10, followed at the same time the next night by Bender with Steelscape and Libretto. Both shows are 21+, $5 at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Next week: San Francisco band Dynamite 8 plays with The Valkyries and S.G.F.Y at 8 p.m. July 15. Info:

THE CHARLESTON: Hosts Come Live the Riot with The Last Up, Minor Imperfection, Lock and Load and ATM at 7 p.m. July 10, followed at the same time the next night by Asymmetric Warfare and guests July 11 and New York band The Slackers with The Diablotones, Natalie Wouldn’t, Rude Tuna and Legends On Heroin at 7 p.m. July 12. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover ($10 adv/$12 at the door for the Slackers) at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. Bremerton. Next week: Bremerton Pyrate Punx present Santa Rosa, Calif. band Fistifuks w/ N.F.F.U., P.M.R.C., Semievolved Simians and more July 15. Info:

THE ARTISTS FOR FREEDOM AND UNITY: Host a memorial party for the late Rose Smith, with art, music, food and community at 6 p.m. July 10, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, donations welcome. Info:

THE MANETTE SALOON: Hosts local favorites Sideways Reign and Klementine at 9 p.m. July 10, followed at the same time the next night by In The Tree (formerly Prolifix). Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at the Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Info:

AT THE MOONDOGS: It’s a pirate weekend, at Moondogs, Too, celebrating 20 years of the Chris Craft Rendezvous. The ever-piratey Whistling Oysters, playing anything they can get away with, will take the stage at 7 p.m. on July 11. Moondogs, Too, is at 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info:

MOONDOGS TOO: Will have live music from Michael Crane at 8 p.m. on the outdoor stage, followed at the same time the next night by the Whistling Oysters, playing in conjunction with the Chris Craft Rendevous being held in Port Orchard that same weekend. Local jazz master Mark Lewis will play an all ages Sunday afternoon set at 3 p.m. July 12. All shows are 21+ after 8 p.m., no cover at Moondogs, 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info:

THE GLOBAL BEAN: Hosts local folk/rock band 41 Miles at 8 p.m. July 10, followed at the same time the next night by Christopher Anderson and friends in Poor Judgement. Both shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. Info:

THE PEGASUS: Hosts Nashville-by-way-of-Canada folk/rock/roots singer/songwriter Linda McRae at 7:30 p.m. July 10, followed at the same time the next night by an evening of keyboards from Brett and Webster Gadbois. The next night will be an open mic for all styles. All shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info:

SEABOLD SECOND SATURDAY: Features fine local artists for a 'three-song night' at 7:30 p.m. July 11 at Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road on Bainbridge. Sign-ups are from 6:30-7 p.m., play or pay $5, children free. Info: or call Larry at (360) 780-5099.

ONE SHOT MOLLY: Kicks off Poulsbo's Summer Nights on the Bay tuesday night concert series at 7 p.m. July 14 at the Kvelstad Pavilion on the Poulsbo waterfront. Free, all ages. Info: in the parks and recreation department.

PERFORMANCES AT THE PASSAGE: The Clearwater Casino’s summer outdoor concert series continues this week with the quintessential Northwest blues band Left Hand Smoke at 7 p.m. July 16 on the outdoor stage at the Clearwater, located off highway 305 near the Agate Pass Bridge in Suquamish. This week on the indoor Beach Rock Stage, country singer Jonathon Harris at 9 p.m. July 10-11. All shows are free, all ages for the outdoor show, 21+ in the lounge. Info:,,

BAINBRIDGE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: The island’s annual one-day old time family music festival and fun fair will be from noon to 8 p.m. July 25 at Battle Point Park. Port Angeles band Deadwood Revival headlines with The Water Tower Bucket Boys, Lonesome Traveler, Atlas String Band and more for a day full of bluegrass. Plus merchant booths, music workshops and jams, hands-on music lessons for kids and Battle Point Parks natural ephemera. The park is located at 11299 Arrow Point Dr. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $7 individual, $15 for the family. A shuttle bus from the ferry is provided. Info:

MARK LEWIS JAZZ SERIES: Brother Don’s restaurant presents resident jazz sax master Mark Lewis performing a series of Saturday night shows with a different featured artist each week. This week, July 11, the series kicks off with guest artist John Stowell on guitar. Next week, July 18, the guest artist will be Overton Berry on piano. All shows are from 6-9 p.m., all ages, no cover, full menu. Brother Don’s is located at 4200 Kitsap Way in Bremerton. Info: or call Brother Don’s at (360) 377-8442.

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:


MARTHA AND MARY GARDEN TOUR: Stroll through the resident gardens and greenhouse, plus learn about the resident horticulture program and its impacts at the 8th Annual Martha and Mary Garden Tour, from 6:30-8 p.m. July 29 at the Martha and Mary Health and Rehab Center, 19160 Front St. in Poulsbo. RSVP by July 15, call Sandy at (360) 779-7500 ext. 4317 or e-mail No charge, donations welcome.


THE KINGSTON FIREHOUSE: Will be holding over 'Public Enemies' and 'Transformers 2' this weekend with "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" opening at midnight (late Tuesday) July 15. For tickets and show time info, call (360) 509-4321.

THE HISTORIC ORCHARD: Is screening “Moon,” “Whatever Works,” “Outrage,” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” this week. The theater is located at 822 Bay Street Port Orchard. Info/showtimes 360.850.1082 or

THE LYNWOOD THEATRE: Features “Away We Go,” the story of an expecting couple traveling the United States to find the right place to start their family, this week July 10-16, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. 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:

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

‘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.


‘FAMILIES ON THE EDGE:’ A fundraiser for Bainbridge Performing Arts and the BPA Theatre School, featuring a picnic barbecue, raffle, auction and entertainment starring Theatre School students and BPA’s resident improv troupe The EDGE Improv, starting at 5 p.m. July 19 at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Tickets are $35 for adults, $20 for youth, Theatre School students free with a paying adult. Info:,

‘SEUSSICAL:” Some of the most colorful characters in children’s literature come to life in CSTOCK’s presentation of “Seussical,” which runs from July 10 to Aug. 2. Curtains are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday. The show is appropriate for all ages. Info:

JEWEL BOX NEEDS YOU: The Jewel Box Theatre in Poulsbo is seeking front of house and behind the scenes volunteers. Info: (360) 779-9688 or

WWCA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: Western Washington Center for the Arts theater in Port Orchard seeking volunteers for house manager, concession sales, lighting and ushers. For information on applying call (360) 769-7469.

BPA VOLUNTEERS: Bainbridge Performing Arts seeking volunteers for wide variety of jobs, from stagecraft and lighting to concessions and fundraising. Contact Ruth Lentz at


NAVY LEAGUE LUNCHEON: The next Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Navy League luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. July 14 in the Bangor Plaza (formerly called the Trident Ballroom) at Naval Base Kitsap — Bangor. Captain Tim Block, Commanding Officer of the Stragetic Weapons Facility Pacific will serve as guest speaker. Cost is $15 per person. Info: or call (360) 782-5500.

KITSAP PRIDE: A local LGBT group has rented out the Orchard Theater tonight, July 10, for a 7 p.m. showing of Kirby Dick’s new documentary “Outrage.” They’re selling $12 tickets — with admission, small popcorn and drink — as a fundraiser. The event is a kick-off leading up to the annual Kitsap Pride Fest July 18 at Evergreen Park. The film is not yet rated. The Orchard is located at 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info:

OVER 50 GATHERING: Join a 50 and older gathering from 6-8 p.m. July 14 at Cleo’s Landing, 11215 State Route 104 NE, Kingston. Bring your own meet to grill, the coals will be waiting. Also bring your own beverages. Info: Susan at (360) 297-4414.

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.


ROTARY PUTT-PUTT TOURNEY: The 8th Annual Rotary Putt-Putt Tournament is at 11 a.m. July 11 at the NW Golf Range Timber Falls Mini Golf course at 368 Waaga Way in East Bremerton. Tickets are $10 per person, $25 for a foursome, available at or in advance. Info: Call Nate at (360) 340-6283.

PLANETARIUM SHOW: “Dying Stars and the Fate of our Sun,” presented by David Fong, Olympic College Astronomy Professor, will be discussed at 8:30 a.m. at the Ritchie Observatory July 18. The event is free. If the sky is clear, astronomers will also be on hand with telescopes, including the Ritchie Telescope, the largest public access telescope in the Northwest. BPAA is a nonprofit amateur astronomy organization that operates the Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory and John H. Rudolph Planetarium in the Helix House at Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island. Info: (206) 842-9152.

BIGS: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet at 10 a.m. July 17 in the Bainbridge Public Library Meeting Room. Aaron J. Hill will discuss “DNA & Genetic Genealogy” and how current technology can be used to trace your ancestors. Suggested donation for non-members is $5. Info: (206) 842-6059 or

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 is inviting non-profit service groups to apply for booth space at the 50th anniversary festival this summer July 24-26 in downtown Kingston. Applications and more information can be found at

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. Deadline is June 12. Info:

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