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TIME, DATE, PLACE | Kitsap Happenings for the week Aug. 28-Sept. 3

Easy-listening legend Christopher Cross sails into Suquamish for the final show in the Performances at the Passage series, Sept. 2. Tickets are $25. See MUSIC for more.  - Courtesy Photo
Easy-listening legend Christopher Cross sails into Suquamish for the final show in the Performances at the Passage series, Sept. 2. Tickets are $25. See MUSIC for more.
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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 for more information.

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.


BAINBRIDGE STUDIO TOUR: The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour is accepting applications for the 2009 winter Studio Tour, 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, as well as at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce or by calling tour manager Dinah Satterwhite at (206) 842-0504. Info:

CVG SHOW 2010: Registration is open for Collective Visions Gallery’s statewide CVG Show. Jake Seniuk, director of the Port Angeles Fine Art Center is this year’s juror. Once again more than $6,000 in prize money. Artist can enter in 2D, 3D and photographic art categories, at maximum dimension of 8 feet, via CAFE at Deadline is Nov. 19. Prospectus and more info at or by calling (360) 377-8327.


BREMERTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Will hold auditions for all strings, including principal cello, all woodwinds, horn and percussion starting at 10 a.m. Sept. 12 at Olympic College Bremerton. To schedule an audition and obtain the audition repertoire, call the Symphony office at (360) 373-1722.


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, Sept. 3, 17, 24. 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: 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:

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:

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. Evergreen Park Farmers Market will have live music with Classic Ride Aug. 20. Info:, email or call Jean at (360) 475-9153.

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: 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

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.


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:

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:


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

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: or (206) 855-4650.

TEDDY BEAR & DOLL TEA PARTY: While the grown-ups may be having tea with Debbie Macomber during Cedar Cove Days, little ones are invited to bring their favorite stuffed friend or dressed-up doll for tea and cakes while listening to a few of this year’s best picture books at 11 a.m. Aug. 28 at the Port Orchard Library, 87 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. Info: or call (360) 876-2224.

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.

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

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.


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:,

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:

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

‘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:

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 through the month of August. 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. 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:

‘TWO ISLANDS, WATER AND LIGHT:’ A “visual haiku” collection of photographs by award-winning poet, Japanese arts and culture reporter for the International Herald Tribune and artist Colleen Rain is featured at the Gallery at Grace Episcopal Church through Oct. 1. An artists’ reception is slated for 7-9 p.m. Aug. 28, 8595 NE Day Road on Bainbridge Island. Info:

ART AT THE LIBRARY: Ray Styles’ oil paintings will be featured in September’s art exhibit at the Bainbridge Island Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info:,

COLLECTIVE VISIONS GALLERY: Will feature Michelle Van Berkom’s impressionist watercolor landscapes in an exhibit titled “Northwest Passages” in its main show room during September, while the downstairs Board Room Gallery will host an exhibit titled “On the Verge” featuring art from guest artists who recently completed the EDGE program through the Artist Trust. Both shows will hang through the month with an artists’ reception slated for First Friday from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 4 at the CVG, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Info:,,

‘TOOLS; WOODEN BOXES:’ Are the objects in focus for the September exhibit at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge, BAC artists look at the use, geometry, surface and ideas of tools. The show will hang through the month, with an artists’ reception slated for First Friday Sept. 4. Info:

BPA GALLERY: “Landscape: Gestures in Color,” an exhibit of oil paintings from Susan Arens, will be the September exhibit at the Bainbridge Performing Arts’ lobby gallery, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. The show will hang through the month. Info:, or call Steven at (206) 842-1163.


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: or call (206) 842-5332.

CEDAR COVE READ-IN: Debbie Macomber’s 9th Cedar Cove Book “92 Pacific Boulevard” will be read aloud from 1-5 p.m. at the Cedar Cove (Port Orchard) Library, 87 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. Some of the characters in the book will be stopping by to read. Info: or call (360) 876-2224.

OREGON AUTHOR PATRICIA McKILLIP: Will be in-store from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 1 at Bethel Avenue Books, 1037 Bethel Ave. in Port Orchard, signing copies of her latest fantasy book “The Bell at Sealey Head” among others. Info: or call (360) 876-7500.

BAINBRIDGE BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will be hosting a book sale from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge, to benefit the library coffers. Info:,

FIELDS END PRESENTS: Registration is 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:

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.

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

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: or call Marianna (360) 779-9199 for poetry or Sue (360) 297-3713 for fiction.


WINTERLAND: Hosts Hard Money Saints tour kick off with The Sugar Daddys and James Hunnicutt at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 28, followed at the same time the next night by a benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Association starring Rewind, The Bombing Campaign and Country Control. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info:

THE MANETTE SALOON: Features DJ Malo Castro with free salsa dancing lessons at 9 p.m. Aug. 28, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. 21+. Info:

THE CHARLESTON: Hosts Blood and Thunder with Adolf Ketamine, Battlebiar and more at 7 p.m. Aug. 28, followed at the same time the next night by U.K. Subs with The Assassinators, Y.I.A, Dreadful Children, Red, White & Die, Cyanide Destruct and CLR, Aug. 29. Next week: Detonize plays with Absent Minds at 7 p.m. Sept. 2. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover, $15 tickets for UK Subs at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info:

ARTISTS FOR FREEDOM AND UNITY: Will be hosting a giant art sale from 12-8 p.m. Aug. 29 with live acoustic music and BBQ throughout the day, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info:

TIZLEYS EUROPUB: Features local Celtic duo Rick May and Gil Yslas at 9 p.m. Aug. 28, followed at the same time the next night by Mark Moore, Aug. 29. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, no cover at Tizleys, located upstairs off of Front Street in Poulsbo. Info:,

MOONDOGS TOO: Features Seattle reggae band Little Big Man at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 on the outdoor patio stage, followed at the same time the next night by salsa night with Trombanga, Aug. 29. Then on Sunday, Paul Martinez brings his jazz to the patio stage at 2 p.m. Aug. 30. Friday and Saturday night shows 21+, all ages during the day on Sunday, no cover at Moondogs, 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info:

THE GLOBAL BEAN: Features the original vocal/piano gospel/blues of Isaac Watts at 8 p.m. Aug. 28, followed at the same time the next night by Trevor Larkin’s acoustic alternative folk, Aug. 29. Next week: there will be a bluegrass jam session at 7 p.m. Sept. 2. All shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. Info:

THE BEACH ROCK LOUNGE: At the Clearwater Casino will be featuring The Spasmatics from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 28, followed at the same time the next night by The Afrodisiacs Aug. 29. Both shows are 21+, no cover at the Clearwater, located near the Agate Pass Bridge on Highway 305 in Suquamish. Info:

CHRISTOPHER CROSS: The five-time Grammy and Oscar winner will be wrap up the Clearwater Casino’s Performances at the Passage series at 7 p.m. Sept. 2. Tickets are $25, all ages, bar w/ ID at the Clearwater located near the Agate Pass Bridge on Highway 305 in Suquamish. Info:

ROMEOS: Hosts local band The Pain Factory at 9 p.m. Aug. 28, followed at the same time the next night by a Social presented by Bryan St. Bryan Aug. 29. Both nights are 21+, $5 cover, 6812 Kitsap Way in Bremerton. Info:

CEDAR COVE DAYS: Culminates with Music by the Bay featuring Billy Farmer at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 29, followed by free Sock Hop featuring Jr. Cadillac at 7:30 p.m. at Waterfront Park in Port Orchard. All ages. Info:

LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Pete Scott, a singer/songwriter from Newcastle, England, will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28, followed at the same time the next night by Sonoma Sound, featuring Will Paynter’s roots, blues, folk, latin, reggae rhythms, Aug. 29. Both shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info:

SOGNO DI VINO: A new restaurant and wine bar in downtown Poulsbo will feature guitarist Steve Nagle from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Aug. 28, followed at the same time the next night by guitarist Zach Fleury, Aug. 29 in the upstairs bar, located at 18830 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: or call (360) 697-VINO.

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.

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.


CONCERTS ON THE COVE: Kingston’s free, summertime concert series continues with the Buz Whitely Band with the KHS Jazz Ensemble Aug. 29. All ages, from 7-9 p.m. at Mike Wallace Park. Info: or call (360) 297-3813.


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.

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:

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

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:


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: 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

THE ORCHARD THEATER: Will run the offbeat romantic comedy “500 Days of Summer” along with the wartime drama “In The Loop” and a second week of “The Hurt Locker” this week Aug. 28-Sept. 3 at 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. For tickets and show time info, go to

THE LYNWOOD THEATRE: Will be showing the eye-opening, award-winning documentary “Food, Inc.” this week Aug. 28 through Sept. 3 at 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge Island. For tickets and show time info, go to

THE ISLAND FILM GROUP: Will be watching and discussing “The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain” (1955) at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Free. The group meets every second Wednesday of the month. Info: or call (206) 842-4162.

‘THE RODEO DRIVE-IN: Is open through the end of September 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 GOOD NEWS:’ A story set in a newspaper office in which a news reporter has just heard the Good News of the gospel will be performed at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Poulsbo Church of the Nazarene, 22097 Viking Way in Poulsbo, preceded by a barbecue at 5 p.m. All ages, free. Info: Call the Church at (360) 779-7759 or call Dayton at (509) 493-3340.

‘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. Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday at the WWCA playhouse, 521 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for kids under 17. Info: 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. Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sundays. Info:

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

THE EDGE SEASON KICK-OFF: Bainbridge Performing Arts’ resident on-the-spot comedy troupe will be kicking off its 2009-2010 season at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, students, youth, military and teachers. Info:,


CELEBRATE MANCHESTER: A free outdoor fiddler’s concert starring the Inquiring Mind musicians Vivian and Phil along with the Duncan Creek String Quartet and players from the Washington Old Time Fiddler’s Association will be from 5-9 p.m. Aug. 29 at Pomeroy Park, next to the Manchester dock in Manchester. Free hot dogs and soda. All Ages. Info: or call (360) 871-3921.

THE ISLAND MUSIC GUILD: Will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an open house featuring live music of all sorts, food, refreshments, a musical instrument petting zoo, IMG teachers and other representatives of local music organizations from 5:30-9 p.m. Sept. 4 at the IMG hall, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. Free. Info: or call (206) 780 6911.


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, a recession-friendly art show plus art demos, live music from Ranger and the Rearrangers and the wine bus, shuttling connoisseurs to and from local wineries at $10 a ticket. 21+. Info:

WINE AND CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER: The Friends of the Manchester Library are hosting a wine and chocolate tasting fundraiser from 2-5 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Puget Sound Wine Cellar, 120 Harrison Ave. in Port Orchard. Tickets are $25. Info: (360) 871-3921.

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