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ARTS & CRAFTS
NEW ART GALLERY ON BAINBRIDGE: The Upstairs Gallery at the Pavilion, curated by Elizabeth Gadbois of Winslow Contemporary Arts, opens Sept. 4. The grand opening will coincide with the September First Friday Gallery Walk with original art, music, and light refreshments. Artists,musicians and poets are welcome to participate. Info: Elizabeth Gadbois at (206) 819-3618 or Liz@WinslowContemporaryArts.
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 email@example.com for more information.
CALL TO ARTISTS: The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour is accepting applications for the 2009 summer and winter Studio Tours, slated for 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.
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: www.krl.org or call (360) 297-2670.
A IS FOR ARTISTS GALLERY: A nonprofit, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 to four minutes of music, contrasting styles recommended. Percussionists should prepare two minutes. Sight-reading will be provided. Contact BSO’ personnel managers Lisa Hirayama at (206) 781-8354 or Patricia Beasley at (206) 842-6658 to schedule an audition. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/Symphony.html.
DANCING AT THE ELKS: There will be dancing at Bremerton Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine St., Bremerton, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. every Thursday. There’s live music, no cover and soup and sandwiches are available. Members and guests welcome. Info: (360) 297-2054 or (360) 479-1171.
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: 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.
BAINBRIDGE FARMERS MARKET: Raspberries, currants and cherries are in, as are vine-ripened tomatoes and delectable salad fixins, at the Bainbridge Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Town Square at City Hall.
PORT ORCHARD FARMERS MARKET: Is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Marina Park in Port Orchard. Info: www.pofarmersmarket.org.
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 handmade art and crafts and local musicians play live music. Info: kingstonfarmersmarket.com.
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: www.portgamble.com.
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. Evergreen Park Farmers Market will have live music with Classic Ride Aug. 20. Info: www.bremertonmarket.wordpress.com, e-mail email@example.com or call Kim at (360) 440-5139.
POULSBO FARMERS MARKET: Features fresh produce, 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. On Aug. 15, the market will host Touch a Tractor, in which attendees can sit in a tractor and have their pictures taken. Info: www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org or call (360) 779-6720.
SILVERDALE FARMERS MARKET: Silverdale Farmers 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 www.SilverdaleFarmersMarket.com.
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 www.KeyportFarmersMarket.com.
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.
CEDAR COVE DAYS: Fans of author Debbie Macomber are expected to flock to Port Orchard en masse Aug. 26-30 for Cedar Cove Days. The festival is a celebration of literature and Cedar Cove, a town based on Port Orchard that is featured in some of Macomber’s novels. Info: www.cedarcoveassociation.com.
SUMMERFEST: The inaugural Silverdale Summer Fest is slated for 4-9:30 p.m. Aug. 22. Events include Beerfest with brews from Silver City Brewery, five local bands, local merchants and local custom motorcycles by Rottweiler Bikes at the Silverdale Beach Hotel. Info: www.silverdalebeachhotel.com.
THE INAUGURAL KITSAP WINE FESTIVAL: on Aug. 23, Bremerton Harborside Fountain Park will host Kitsap's inaugural Wine Festival from 2-6 p.m. — bringing 20-some Northwest wineries to the Bremerton waterfront, matching with cuisine provided by chefs from the Kitsap Conference Center and Anthony's at Sinclair Inlet. Tickets are $45 and the event benefits Harrison Hospital. More info at www.kitsapwinefestival.com.
KIDS FAIR: Zero Gravity Athletics is hosting a Kids Fair with bounce house, ponies, a balloon clown, vendors, food and more from 12-4 p.m. Aug. 30 at the ZGA location, 15769 George Lane between Poulsbo and Suquamish. Info: www.zerogravityathletics.net or call (360) 394-4496.
SUPERHERO DAY AT KIDIMU: Children are welcome to wear their favorite capes and join Guy Sidora and the Kids Discovery Museum Super Squad at 11 a.m. Aug. 22. All ages are welcome, the event is free with membership or admission. KiDiMu is located at 305 Madison Ave, N. Info:www.kidimu.org or (206) 855-4650.
BUBBLE EXTRAVAGANZA: Celebrate the end of the summer season at KiDiMu with award-winning performer Garry Golightly - the Bubbleman at 11 a.m. Aug. 29. Free with admission or membership. KiDiMu is located at 305 Madison Ave, N. Info: www.kidimu.org or (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. The final class, on Aug. 26, will be 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR KIDS: Eagle Harbor Book Company will be hosting activities for kids at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 27. Wednesday programs will be geared for ages 8-12 while Thursdays will be for kids 3 and older, starting at 10 a.m. All events are free and open to the public at Eagle Harbor, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.
VOLUNTEER AT KIDIMU: Volunteer camp assistants are needed at 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 email@example.com.
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
PUBLIC ART ON BAINBRIDGE: Community members and guests are invited to attend the opening of a new public art installation from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal. Bainbridge Island resident Gregory Glynn has created an installation for the Ferry Terminal Walkway using sound, photography and text.
THE SIDNEY GALLERY: Is going by The Harbor Street Art Gallery this month in line with Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove Days slated for Aug. 26-30 throughout downtown Port Orchard. Along with a special Cedar Cove Quilt up for raffle, the gallery will be hosting its Art of the Quilt VI exhibition this month. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.org, www.cedarcoveassociation.com.
THE ROBY KING GALLERY: Will feature photographer Neal Philpott and paintings from Raenell Doyle through Aug. 29, 176 Winslow Way E on Bainbridge Island. Info: www.robykinggalleries.com.
BUGS: Invade Bainbridge Arts and Crafts: In its August exhibition, Bugs, BAC artists look at the insect in textiles, letterpress, artists’ books, jewelry, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, assemblage, and glass. “Bugs” will display from through Sept. 1. BAC is located at 151 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-3132 or Victoria@bacart.org.
BAC ARTIST DEMOS: During the month of August, several artists will be sharing their talent at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts. From 1-3 p.m. Aug. 22, Jan Hurd will present realism with watercolor. BAC is located at 151 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-3132 or Victoria@bacart.org.
‘RECALL RENDEZVOUS:’ An exhibit of paintings by Anna Hoey and Larry Parker will be featured in the main gallery of Collective Visions, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, while installation artist Deanna Pindell will show “Improved Land For Sale” in the boardroom gallery. Both shows hang through Aug. 30. Info: www.collectivevisions.com.
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: www.kentholloway.com, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org 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: www.verkstedgallery.com 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. 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: www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org/contest.php.
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.
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: www.portgamble.com or call (360) 297-8074.
FREE COMEDY NIGHT: Featuring Jack Mayberry, who’s performed on “The Tonight Show” multiple times, will be at the Beach Rock Lounge, 8 p.m. on Aug. 26. Lounge at the casino. Info: www.jackmayberry.com or www.clearwatercasino.com.
POPSICLE PARTY: The Bainbridge Public Library will host an end of summer reading popsicle party at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 28. The library is located at 1270 Madison Ave N. The event is free. Info: (206) 842-4162 or www.krl.org.
EAGLE HARBOR BOOK COMPANY: Presents young authors reading from the work they wrote this summer as part of the Bainbridge Island Parks and Recreation Creative Writing Program at 11 a.m. Aug. 29 at the store, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.eaglehaborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.
BOOK SIGNING: Debbie Macomber will be signing her new release “92 Pacific Boulevard” and “Cedar Cover Cookbook” at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Silverdale Barnes & Noble, 10317 Silverdale Wau NW. Info: (360) 698-0945.
FIELDS END PRESENTS: Registration is now open for a one-day seminar with world-renowned creative writing expert Jurgen Wolffon Oct. 17 at the Bainbridge Pavilion Cinemas. Early bird registration is $65 through the month of August. Day of registration will be from 8:45-10 a.m. and the presentation will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bainbridge Pavilion Cinemas, 403 N. Madison, Bainbridge. Registration after Aug. 31 is $85, group fee (five or more people registering together) is $60. Info/registration: www.fieldsend.org/Event.html.
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: www.libertybaybooks.com, (360) 779.5909 or e-mail
SILVERDALE BOOK SALE: Silverdale Friends of the Library used book sale every Tuesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Silverdale Library, 3450 NE Carlton.
ADULT WRITERS CRITIQUE GROUP: Has openings for interested writers. The group meets at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 3431 Lowell St. in Old Town Silverdale. Info: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 598-2375 after 7 p.m.
FOR CONCISE CRITIQUING: And stimulation, join the Fiction Writer’s Workshop which meets at 7 p.m. every Monday night at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse — 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. Cost is $6 per meeting, which includes a latte. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call Marianna (360) 779-9199 for poetry or Sue (360) 297-3713 for fiction.
WINTERLAND: Hosts The New Affair with Broke City and The Banner Jump at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 21, followed at the same time the next night by Seattle Motley Crue tribute Dirty Hollywood with Stone Axe for the local band’s tour kickoff, Aug. 22. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks.
THE ARTISTS FOR FREEDOM AND UNITY: Host Artimus Maximus w/ Autonomatic, USO, The Whorewoods and more at 8 p.m. Aug. 21, followed at the same time the next night by Wake the Fallen, Upon Departure, Noise Attack, Chaser and ATM. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 donation. Info: www.myspace.com/artfreeunity.
THE GLOBAL BEAN: Features jazz/blues, piano/vocal artist Sara Angel at 8 p.m. Aug. 21, followed at the same time the next night by Christopher Anderson and friends in Poor Judgement Aug. 22. Both shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. Next week: there’ll be a celtic music jam session at 7 p.m. Aug. 26. Info: www.theglobalbean.com
LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Portland Americana/country/gospel artist Chris Marshall at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21, followed at the same time the next night by folk singer/songwriter Howly Slim Aug. 22. Both shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com.
AT THE CLEARWATER: Dana Osborn will perform Top 40 classic rock from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 21 at the Clearwater Casino. That same time on Aug. 22, Cherry Cherry, the Northwest’s premier Neil Diamond Tribute band will sing on in the Beach Rock Lounge at the casino. The casino is located on State Route 305 on the Poulsbo side of Agate Pass Bridge. Info: Clearwatercasino.com.
PERFORMANCE AT THE PASSAGE: Whiskey Creek, which has been playing tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd for more than two decades, will play on Aug. 27 at the Clearwater Casino. The Clearwater Casino is located on State Route 305 on the Poulsbo side of the Agate Pass Bridge. Info: www.clearwatercasino.com.
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: www.thecaferocks.com or call (360) 876-6311.
ONGOING JAM SESSIONS: At the Island Music Guild — 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge — include:
A jazz ensemble workshop: from 7-9:20 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. $5 donation requested. Info: E-mail Mike at email@example.com
Drum workshop: Monday evenings every week. Info: call Micah at (206) 818-5859.
Old Time Fiddle Tune Jam: Lead by Stuart Williams from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. $5 requested. Info: call Stuart at (206) 323-8004.
Reel Time Celtic jam: Meets from 4-5:30 p.m. on second Fridays in Poulsbo Led by Jane Landstra of Country Capers. Lessons for first level fiddlers are from 4-5:30 on third Fridays in Poulsbo. Info: E-mail Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 697-6192.
Samspel Scandinavian Jam/less: Led by Jane Landstra from 4-5:30 p.m. on the fourth Fridays. Info: email@example.com or call (360) 697-6192.
SILVERDALE’S MUSICAL COFFEE SHOP: The Global Bean, located at 2021 NW Myhre, Ste. 101 in Silverdale, is hosting a traditional Irish jam session at 7 p.m. on the second an fourth Wednesdays of the month. All players of Irish tunes and instruments are welcome. Info: http://theglobalbean.com or call (360) 692-9582.
CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES: Meet at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the First Baptist Church at 1410 Ohio St. in Bremerton. Women of all ages are invited to come out and sing. Info: www.kitsappines.org or call Kathy at (360) 297-8414.
WHISKEY CREEK STEAKHOUSE: Has a new line of live entertainment. Monday nights, Leo Matchem will play western and folk; Tuesay nights the Jeff Winslow Quartet will play jazz and Dixie; and Wednesday nights is Don Aversion on the piano/bass. Whiskey Creek Steakhouse, 1918 Washington St., Keyport. Info: (360) 779-3481.
CONCERTS ON THE COVE: Kingston’s free, summertime concert series continues every Saturday with Blues Counselors Aug. 15, Elvis Memories of King Aug. 22 and the Buz Whitely Band with the KHS Jazz Ensemble Aug. 29. All shows are all ages, from 7-9 p.m. at Mike Wallace Park. Info: www.kingstonchamber.com or call (360) 297-3813.
NATURE & OUTDOORS
OUTDOOR VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The Foulweather Bluff Preserve Nature Conservancy is searching for volunteer stewards to serve as the Preserve’s caretakers and eyes and ears. Training is provided, time commitment is one day per week or one day every two weeks. Info: Call Barbara at (206) 343-4345 ext. 361.
TAKE A HIKE: The Kitsap Mountaineers coordinated courses are under way. Info: www.kitsapmountaineers.org.
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.
MATINEES THAT MATTER: “A Sea Change,” a documentary about the urgent but little-known environmental crisis of ocean acidification, will show at 5 p.m. Aug. 29 and 30 at the Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge as the next film in Sustainable Bainbridge’s Matinees that Matter series. Post-film Q&A will follow with ocean acidification expert Dr. Richard Feely and Bainbridge Island-based graduate research assistant at the University of Washington Ocean Physics Department, Eric Rehm. $9 all seats. Info: www.sustainablebainbridge.net or call (206) 842-4439.
MOVIE MATINEE: “Freaky Friday,” complete with popcorn, will screen at 3 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. The event is free. Info: (206) 842-4162 or www.krl.org.
THE ORCHARD THEATER: Will be showing “The Hurt Locker” along with “Dirty Dancing” and “The Girl From Monaco” this week Aug. 21--27, 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info: www.orchardtheater.com.
‘THE HURT LOCKER:’ Screens at the Lynwood Aug. 21-27. The Lynwood is located at 4569 Lynwood Center Road NE, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-3080.
TALK ABOUT GREASED LIGHTNING: Fjord Film Discussion Group will talk about “Grease” with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln St., Poulsbo. Come in 50’s-era costumes to see and discuss this campy classic. Charlie Wise, KRL Associate and local film buff, will facilitate. Info: www.krl.org.
‘THE RODEO DRIVE-IN: Is open for the season off of Highway 3, near the Bremerton Airport. Check online at www.rodeodrivein.com 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: www.rodeodrivein.com, or call the movie line at (360) 698-6030.
‘THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE:’ Western Washington Center for the Arts presents its last show of the season, “The Pirates of Penzance” through Aug. 30 with 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 for seniors, $10 for kids under 17. Info: www.wwca.us or call (360) 769-SHOW.
‘SIX SOUR RASPBERRIES:’ A world premiere from Denver playwright Scott Gibson will play at Bremerton’s Changing Scene Northwest, through Sept. 5, with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org.
KITSAP FOREST THEATER: Presents “High Button Shoes” at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through August. Take a peek back at the Model T era as the stage bursts with bathing beauties, and fraternity brothers, Keystone Kops chasing madcap robbers and even a dancing gorilla. This musical is suitable for the entire family. The theater is located at 3000 Seabeck Highway, Bremerton. Tickets are $14/advance, $16/door for adults and $8/advance, $10/door for children 6-18. Admission is free for children younger than 6. Tickets/info: Call the Mountaineers at (206) 521-6000 or (800) 573-8484 or www.ForestTheater.com.
‘CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF:” The Jewel Box Theatre in Poulsbo presents Tennessee Williams’ classic play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” directed by Laurel Watt. It will be presented at 8 p.m. through Aug. 22 and at 2 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 23, at the theater, 225 Iverson St. Tickets are $14 for adults; $12 for seniors, students and active-duty military personnel and their dependents. Info/tickets: Reservations (360) 697-3138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JEWEL BOX NEEDS YOU: The Jewel Box Theatre in Poulsbo is seeking front of house and behind the scenes volunteers. Info: (360) 779-9688 or email@example.com.
WWCA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: Western Washington Center for the Arts theater in Port Orchard seeking volunteers for house manager, concession sales, lighting and ushers. For information on applying call (360) 769-7469.
BPA VOLUNTEERS: Bainbridge Performing Arts seeking volunteers for wide variety of jobs, from stagecraft and lighting to concessions and fundraising. Contact Ruth Lentz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TASTE OF LYNWOOD: The Bainbridge Island’s Lynwood neighborhood block party, slated for Sept. 19, is seeking artists, vendors, face painters, musicians and magicians for the event which attracted some 3,000 people last year. To apply, sponsor, volunteer, or for more information, call event coordinator Elizabeth Gadbois at (206) 819-3618. Info: tasteoflynwood.wordpress.com/media.
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.
BOOK SALE: Silverdale Friends of the Library have scheduled a back to school book sale for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25 at the library, 3450 NW Carlton Street in Old Town Silverdale. All proceeds are used for library projects. Please pay with small bills. Info: Marge at (360) 692-2139 or the library at (360) 692-2779.
GOOD WINES FOR TOUGH TIMES: The Bainbridge Wine Weekend — a ‘recession friendly’ celebration of local wineries, regional art, food and live music — is set for Aug. 28-30 throughout Bainbridge Island. On Friday, local restaurants will be pouring local wines, Saturday night Islandwood will host an all-local wine and food dinner and from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, there will be wine sampling, recession-friendly art show with all art $100 or less, plus art demos and live music from Ranger and the Rearrangers and the wine bus, shuttling connoisseurs to and from local wineries at $10 a ticket. 21+. Info: islandwineweekend.blogspot.com.
BIGS: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 21 at the Bainbridge Public Library meeting room for a workshop on DNA and genetic genealogy. Suggested donation for non-members $5. Info: www.bigenealogy.org or (206) 842-6059.
ENTER TO WIN: Island Music Guild is conducting a drawing for one month of free music lessons. To enter the drawing, which is limited to students not currently enrolled with teachers at IMG, go to www.freelessons.islandmusic.org.
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: www.rodeodrivein.com.
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 www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com.
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: artisttrust.org.
‘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 westsoundcycling.com.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Meets from 10-11 a.m. every Monday at St. Olaf’s Catholic Church Religious Education Building, 18943 Caldart St. in Poulsbo. Info: (360) 394-5506, www.oa.org.
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: www.bainbridgehistory.org or call (206) 842-2773.