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TIME, DATE, PLACE | Kitsap Happenings for the Week Sept. 18-24

Cage fights come to Bremerton Sept. 18 at Skateland, hosted by Smitty
Cage fights come to Bremerton Sept. 18 at Skateland, hosted by Smitty's Place Tattoo. See MISC. for more info.
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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.

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 nonprofit, 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:


CALL FOR ARTISTS: The 16th annual Bainbridge Island Christmas in the Country, an arts & crafts event on Dec. 4-6, is now accepting inquiries for participation from artists, musicians and food vendors. Info: Director Sharon Soames at (206) 842-6883 or

CALL TO ARTISTS: 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: Entry is now 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 is available. Artists can enter in 2D, 3D and photographic art categories, at maximum dimension of 8 feet, via CAFE at Deadline is Nov. 19. Info: (360) 377-8327 or


KITSAP CHORALE: Resumes rehearsals this monthat Elim Lutheran Church in Port Orchard. The first rehearsal will be Sept. 20. Auditions for new members will be after choir on Sept. 20 and 27. Info: Don Dilley at (360) 908-9916.

SINGERS SOUGHT: Bainbridge Chorale has openings for singers in all voice parts for the 2009-10 concert season. Tenors and bases are especially needed. Info: (206) 780-2467 or

BAINBRIDGE CHORALE YOUNG SINGERS: Has openings in its two youth choirs and Exploration Class for kindergarten and the first grade. Participants discover the joy in learning to sing well and in sharing their musical gifts with the community in performance. Info: (206) 780-CHOR or visit


DANCING AT THE ELKS: There will be dancing at Bremerton Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine St., Bremerton, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 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:, e-mail 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.


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:

OLD MILL DAYS: For three days Port Gamble will be alive with carnival rides, lumberjack and wood carving shows, live music, arts and crafts, food and fireworks for Port Gamble Old Mill Days, Sept. 25-27. Hours will be 4-11 p.m. Sept. 25, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 26 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 27. Info: (360) 620-1732 or

FOREST FESTIVAL: Exhibits and demonstrations pertaining to forestry, fish, wildlife, water quality, and recreation will be the focal point of this festival, which ties in to Old Mill Days in Port Gamble. Activities such as a logger’s breakfast, interpretive walks, story telling, and pony rides will be included to make for a complete family outing. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26 in Port Gamble. Info: Cathy Houston at (360) 297-0570 or


NAVA UNDERSEA MUSEUM: The Naval Undersea Museum will participate in the fifth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine, on Sept. 26. The Naval Undersea Museum explores the fascinating story of the U.S. Navy’s heritage, operations, and science in the depths of the world’s oceans. Major exhibits interpret submarine technology, the ocean environment, torpedo and mine technology, and Navy diving and salvage. The current featured exhibit is entitled Trieste: The Deepest Dive and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the descent of the submersible Trieste to the deepest point in the world’s oceans. There will be free cake at noon and a children’s activity from 10 a.m. until noon. Info: (360) 396-5548.

ISLAND SCHOOL CARNIVAL: The Island school carnival noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Island School, 8553 NE Day Road, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-0400 or

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.

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.


PORT ORCHARD ARTWALK: The Port Orchard Waterfront ARTWALK is slated for 4-7 p.m. Sept. 18 in Downtown Port Orchard, Bay St., Harrison Ave., Sidney Ave. Info:

‘WHALES IN OUR MIDST:’ The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum features a new exhibit “Killer Whales in The Salish Sea” this month, covering the Native American Orca legends through present-day efforts at preservation, 215 Erickson Ave. on Bainbridge. Open from 1-4 p.m. daily, except Tueday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, through September. Info: or call (206) 842-2773.

WATER AND FLOWERS: Painter Patty Watson and ceramicist Caralyn Kieckhaefer collaborate in the three-part show, “Water and Flowers” through Oct. 4 at the Kingston Art Gallery. Find the fine Art Gallery just up the hill from the ferry dock on Highway 104 at Cleo’s Landing. Info:

POULSBO ART WALK: This month at Verksted Gallery and Poulsbo Art Walk, local arts co-operative will be participating in the Poulsbo Art Walk on Sept. 25 with a book signing by pencil artist Eileen Sorg at the gallery. The Verksted Gallery is located at 18937 Front St NE, Poulsbo. Featured artists include Sanae Goveas’s pressed flower art work; Eileen Sorg’s renderings; Susan Hornseth’s sterling silver jewelry and Jerry Lyman’s antler objects. Info: (360) 697-4470

THE SIDNEY ART GALLERY: Features Port Orchard artist Patrice Bruzas throughout the month of September, in a show of her sumi style paintings, both traditional black and white and some with color at the gallery, 202 Sidney Ave in Port Orchard. Info:, (360) 876-3693.

BAINBRIDGE ARTS AND CRAFTS: Introduces new bodies of work by four artists in September. BAC will show seven new landscapes by Scott Allen, a Bainbridge architect who paints the Eastern Washington landscape that he grew up with. The show will also include oil pastel landscapes, mostly views of Bainbridge, by Susan Croy Roth, new to BAC. Joan Spier, of Indianola, has a new body of small textile work. And Germaine Austin provides humor with an edge with line drawings in both pen-and-ink and scratchboard. BAC is at 151 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-3132 or

CSTOCK PRESENTS: “Little Women,” directed by Carolyn Huebel, music directed by F. James Raasch, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 18 to Oct. 11. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, student (w/id), active military (w/id), $10 child 11 & younger. CSTOCK now has reserved seating available. Info/tickets: (800) 838-3006.


BIGS: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Sept. 18 in the Bainbridge Public Library Meeting Room. Betty Kay Anderson, professional genealogist, will speak about the American Biographical Genealogical Index (ABGI). Suggested donation for non-members is $5. Info: (206) 842-6059 or

MMA FIGHTS: Mixed Martial Arts Cage Combat Warrior will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at Skateland, 1740 N.E. Fusion Road, Bremerton. Tickets: general admission, $20 advance/$25 at the door; floor, $20 advance/$35 at the door; VIP $40 advance/$45 at the door; cageside $100 advance/$150 at the door. Info: (360) 339-1455.

HEALTH CARE DISCUSSION: Panelists Dr. Michael Soman, executive medical director, Group Practice Division of Group Health; Aaron Katz, health policy lecturer, U.W. School of Public Health; Scott Lindquist, director of Kitsap County Health District; and Ross Baker, manager of government affairs for Regence BlueShild will discuss “The U.S. Health Care System – Is There a Cure in Sight?” at 3 p.m. Sept. 20 at Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N, 842-4162. Moderated by Bob Fortner, retired physician and founder of the Bainbridge Resource Group. Part 1 of the Bainbridge Public Library Speakers Forum: “Critical Care.” Free, donations appreciated. Info:

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will have a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at the library, 1270 Madison Ave. N., Bainbridge. Proceeds benefit the library. Info:

KRL STRATEGIC PLAN PUBLIC MEETING: Join in a conversation with Kitsap Regional Library leaders about what kind of library and what kinds of services KRL should offer by the year 2015. Discussion will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N., Bainbridge. Info: (360) 842-4162 or

MOAA LUNCHEON: The Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America’s monthly luncheon meeting on Sept. 25 at the Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road NE, Bremerton. A social hour will begin at 11 a.m., followed by dinner at noon, with program to follow. Capt. Mark J. Olson, USN, Commanding Officer of Naval Base Kitsap, will be the guest speaker. Membership in MOAA is open to those who hold, or have ever held, a commission or warrant in any component of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, NOAA, or their surviving spouses. Info: Capt. Larry Gudbranson SC USN (Ret) at (360) 871-3159 by Sept. 18.

DOLL SHOW & SALE: Kitsap doll club is hosting its annual doll Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 Sons of Norway Hall in Bremerton, adjacent to Olympic College. There will be vendors selling all types of new and antique dolls, bears, miniatures, and accessories for dolls. Refreshments and lunch are available and entry is $2. There will be door prizes and a Raffle of a Betsy McCall doll and wardrobe made by the club members. All proceeds of the raffle will go to support the YWCA Women’s A.L.I.V.E. Shelter. Info: (360) 871-7359 or

SCRAPBOOKING: Lia Burbridge will teach scrapbooking techniques at 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N. The event is free. Info: (360) 842-4162.

OPEN HOUSE: The Olympic Radio Control Association will host an open house at 10 a.m. on Sept. 26 at the club field near Port Gamble. Spectators are welcome. A computer flight simulator as well as “buddy box” controls will be available for anyone who would like to try flying an electric or glow fuel powered model airplane. Attendance at the event is free, donations accepted. Info: Paul Below at (360) 779-2961 or

ARTSALIVE: A Celebration of Northwest arts, culture and community will be Oct. 16 at the Norm Dicks Government Center. ArtsALIVE 2009 will include food, wine, music, dancing and a marketplace. Red Carpet entrance at 6 p.m. $25 includes hors d’oeuvres and wine. Marketplace will open at 10 a.m. All proceeds support the YWCA ALIVE (Alternatives to Living in a Violent Environment) Shelter. Info: (360) 479-0522 or

PLUS OR MINUS 50 SINGLES: Meets the from 6-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Cleo’s Landing, 11215 State Highway 104 NE, Kingston. Bring munchies to share and your own beverages. Info: (360) 297-4414.

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