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ARTS & CRAFTS

BREMERTON PUTS OUT CALL TO ARTISTS: The city of Bremerton's Arts Commission has proposed a series of seven metal sculptures along Pacific Avenue with a budget not to exceed $50,000. Artist submissions are due by 5 p.m., Dec. 31, apply by mailing 10 digital samples of work along with image list, resume, statement, proof of residency and three references to City of Bremerton Arts Commission, Attn: Pam Bykonen, clerk, 345 Sixth St., Ste. 600, Bremerton, WA 98337. More info at www.ci.bremerton.wa.us under Arts, Parks & Entertainment.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Second Annual CVG Show, open to Washington State Artists working in any 2D, 3D or photographic art media, $6,000 in awards. The deadline is Nov. 20. To enter via internet ($35) — go to (www.callforentry.com). To enter via US Mail ($50) —  go to www.collectivevisions.com, write Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton, WA 98337. Or call 360 337 8327 for a prospectus. Info: www.collectivevisions.com.

KITSAP ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL: Is moving from Port Gamble to Kingston for its 50th anniversary event next summer. The general meeting for the 50th anniversary planning will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Kingston Fire Station, 26642 Miller Bay Road in Kingston. Volunteers are needed. Info: Call Evy at (360) 297-2828.

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY: The 15th Annual Bainbridge Island arts and history event, slated for Dec. 5-7, has openings left for artists in all media. Those interested in jurying for participation can contact Sharon at (206) 842-6883 or email sharonrs@aol.com. Info: www.christmasinthecountry.info.

CRAFTERNOONS: Kitsap Regional Library in Little Boston hosts crafternoons for crafters to get together and work on handmade projects at 2:30 every Wednesday at 31980 Little Boston Road in Kingston. Info: www.krl.org 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: www.AisforArtistsGallery.com or call (206) 842-2434.

CALL TO ARTISTS: The Kingston Art Gallery, a cooperative gallery, is expanding and looking for fine artists and art teachers to fill its planned classroom and gallery space. Info: Patty at (360) 297-2095 or e-mail pawsmac@mac.com.

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 6-8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at Cedar Heights Junior High School — 2220 Pottery Ave. in Port Orchard. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., visitors, first-timers welcome. Info: Call president Loretta Anderson at (360) 876-1415.

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 third Wednesday of each month at the Subway near the Silverdale Albertsons. All skill levels welcome. Info: Susan at (360) 598-4600.

DRAWING THE HUMAN FIGURE: Life Drawing (the human figure) classes are held from noon to 2 p.m. each Monday at the Bremerton Eagles at sixth and Washington. Cost is $10 per class. Info: (360) 377-7296.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Kingston Art Gallery invites local artists to join the co-op gallery. Information and applications at the gallery, corner of SR 104 and West Kingston Road, Kingston or online at www.kingstonartgallery.com.

ART LEAGUE: The Poulsbo Art League meets weekly, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Vinland Lutheran Church, 2750 NW Finn Hill Road, Poulsbo. All artists welcome to join, bring project to work on.

AUDITIONS

BREMERTON COMMUNITY THEATRE: Is actively seeking submissions of plays for its 2009-2010 season, directors may submit shows they wish to direct, while all suggestions are welcome. See www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.org or e-mail Adam at bijou21@yahoo.com for more info. Plays may be submitted until Nov. 14.

THE PORTABLE REALITY SHOW: North Kitsap's improv acting troupe, is holding auditions Nov. 9. To schedule an appointment to audition, call Todd at (206) 595-7093. Info: www.myspace.com/improvrox.

'NOISES OFF:' Bainbridge Performing Arts announces auditions for "Noises Off" from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11 with director Theresa Thuman. Run Dates are slated for February 2009. Interested parties should contact Dierdre McCollom at (206) 714-5766 or dmccollom@bainbridgeperformingarts.org for an appointment. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

SING A SONG: The Puget Soundsters, a non-profit, community service, four-part chorus that sings for community events and local groups, is starting a new season and are looking for singers in all parts. The group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Unity Church, 1712 Trenton Ave in Bremerton. Info: Jeanie at (360) 871-3260.

KIDS

EAGLE HARBOR PRESENTS STORYTIME WITH: Andrea von Botefuhr, reading from her children's book "The Land of Smaerd" (dreams, spelled backwards) at 11 a.m., Nov. 8, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free, appropriate for kids 3 and up. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

‘ARTHUR’S WORLD’: An exclusive installation based on Marc Brown’s books and the PBS series “Arthur’s World” will be at KiDiMu, 305 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge Island. $5 admission, free for members or kids 12 months or younger. Info: www.kidimu.org or call (206) 855-4650.

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.

DANCE

GALLETA'S SCHOOL OF DANCE: Will host an open house introducing their new ballroom instructor and new classes from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 8. Open to singles and couples, ages 13-adult at the studio, 19351 8th Ave., Ste. 100 in Poulsbo Village. Info: (360) 779-1122.

THE KARELIAN FOLK MUSIC ENSEMBLE: The trio will be coming from Russia to Poulsbo for a performance at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at Greig Hall at the Sons of Norway on Front Street. The performance will be preceded by a workshop with Fred Aalto at 4:30 p.m. and followed by a gammel dans. All ages, $5 suggested donation. Info: www.krme.onego.ru, www.poulsbosonsofnorway.com or call (360) 779-2460.

SECOND SATURDAY DANCE: The Bainbridge Island Metro Parks and Rec Second Saturday Dance will begin with a foxtrot workshop at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, followed by a Dj'd dance at 8:15 p.m. Cost is $5 for teens, $10 for adults. Info: www.educatedfeet.net or email sheila@educatedfeet.net.

CONTRA DANCE: The next Bainbridge Island Contra Dance will begin with a "how-to" workshop at 7:30 p.m. followed by the dance at 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge. Cost is $8 for adults and ages 10 and up.

FALL TANGO DANCE: Central Kitsap Community Schools presents fall Tango Dance Classes led by Jerry and Becky Deeter at Nov. 13-Dec. 11 at Fairview Junior High School off Central Valley Road in Bremerton. Class time is 7-8:30 p.m., cost is $70/couple, $60 (senior rate, 65 and up). Info: Call CK Schools at (360) 662-1638 or Jerry at (360) 779-4686.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Will be held at 10:30 a.m. (on West Coast Swing) and 11:30 a.m. (on Argentine Tango) Nov. 13 and 20 at the Bremerton Elks on at Sixth and Washington Ave. in downtown Bremerton. An afternoon dance will follow. Pre-registration required. Info: (360) 877-5181.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Will be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 9, 16, 23 and 30, at the facility of the Kitsap Square Dance Association, 6800 Old Belfair Highway in Gorst. Partners not required. Pre-registration recommended. Info: (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.

MONDAY FOLK DANCING: Scandinavian dance lessons Monday evenings, ongoing at Poulsbo Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St. NE, Poulsbo. Live music every third Monday of month. Information at (360) 779-2460.

LEARN TO SQUARE DANCE: Paws and Taws Square Dance Club hosts weekly lessons 7:30 p.m. every Monday at Kitsap Square Dance Center, 6800 W Belfair Valley Road, Bremerton. First night free, then $3 per lesson. Information at (360) 692-9335.

GALLERIES &

EXHIBITIONS

RAVEN BLUES: Will feature Kingston horse artist and visionary Kim McElroy from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 7 during Girls' Night Out in downtown Poulsbo. McElroy will discuss and sign copies of her new book and card set "The Way of the Horse." McElroy will lead a workshop from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 15. Info: Call Raven Blues at (360) 779-5662.

POWERS OF 10 EXHIBITION: Featuring artists from the Port Orchard Manchester Gallery will be exhibiting through November at the Amy Burnett Gallery, 402 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. The exhibit will be celebrated for First Friday from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 7.

COMPANION PIECES: Old Town Custom Framing and Gallery will host a new showing of a variety of Northwest artists, from jewelers to potters to encaustics, sculptors and mixed media artists, through November. There will be an artist's reception from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Gallery, 3255 NW Lowell St. in Silverdale. Info: www.oldtowncustomframing.com or call (360) 698-1507.

COLLECTIVE VISIONS: Celebrates its 14th anniversary with live music and a party during this month's First Friday Artwalk, from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 7, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.collectivevisions.com.

'PARALLELS/PARALAX:' A tandem exhibit featuring sculptor Deanna Pindell and encaustic artist Susan Sweetwater, inspired by poetry, prayers for peace and other powerful imagery, will hang throughout the month at Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. The artists will be feted with a reception from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 7. Info: www.collectivevisions.com.

THE ROBY KING GALLERIES: Will feature an exhibit on flowers to offset the season's gray skies throughout November. The artists will be feted with a First Friday reception from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 7, 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.robykinggalleries.com.

THE SIDNEY GALLERY: Will feature artwork from Belfair artist Louise Cothary Nov. 5-21 with a reception slated for 1-4 p.m. Nov. 9 at the gallery, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com or call (360) 876-3693.

'PICTURING AMERICA:' The Kingston branch of the Kitsap Regional Library is partnering with the Kingston Art Gallery to present its portfolio of American history and masterpieces prints, at the KAG's next Second Saturday Gallery Night. The prints will hang Nov. 8-9, while the reception will be from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 8 at the KAG. Info: Call the library at (360) 297-3330.

GLASS ARTIST JIM GREGORY: And painter Joanne Schoener Scott are the featured artists, through November, at the Kingston Art Gallery. They will be feted with a reception, alongside the KRL's "Picturing America" from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 8 at KAG. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com.

JAK'S CAFE AND ESPRESSO: Will feature impressionist painter Judie Odell and her work in watercolor, acrylic, oil and collage throughout November and December at its shop, 19355 Jensen Way in Poulsbo. Info: Call (360) 394-5257.

HORIZONS: The Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery hosts an exhibit of its artists points of view on horizons, along with table-makers in "The Unexpected Table" from Nov. 7 through Dec. 2 at 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island. An artists' reception is slated for 6-8 p.m. Nov. 7. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.

SECOND SATURDAY AT THE KAG: The Kingston Art Gallery's Second Saturday Gallery Night is big in November, featuring the Kitsap Regional Library's full-sized reproductions titled "Picturing America," a collection meant to connect American's with culture through art, from the National Endowment for the Humanities Nov. 8-9. Second Saturday Gallery Night will fete the collection as well as artists Joanne Schoener Scott (painter) and Jim Gregory (fused glass) from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 8 at the KAG in Kingston. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com.

THE GALLERY AT GRACE: Will feature "Memories of Comfort" an exhibit of photographs from Richard Badger starting Nov. 10 and hanging through December at the Gallery at Grace, 8595 NE Day Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.gracehere.org or call (206) 842-9997.

THE SIDNEY GALLERY: Features Belfair painter Louise Cothary today through Nov. 21, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. An artist's reception is slated for 1-4 p.m. Nov. 9 at the gallery. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com or call (360) 876-3693.

ART IN THE WOODS: Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest will feature a free, self-guided studio tour through 19 different studios featuring more than 50 artists Nov. 7-9 throughout North Kitsap. Maps are available at www.cafnw.org, at the Verksted Gallery and Raven's Blues in downtown Poulsbo, at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, the Kingston Art Gallery or Collective Visions in Bremerton. Info: www.cafnw.org.

INKJET PRINTING, THE STATE OF ART: A free gallery talk by fine art photographer and digital printing expert Tyler Boley will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Bainbridge Arts and Crafts galler, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.

THE NEXT PORT GAMBLE ART WALK: Will be from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 7 as downtown Port Gamble businesses will each feature a local artist. Info: www.portgamble.com.

LOCAL ARTIST CARRIE GOLLER: Is exhibiting her works throughout the month at the Treehouse Cafe, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.carriegoller.com.

THE GALLERY AT GRACE HOSTS: “People I Know” oil and dry brush watercolor paintings by Ken Sullen throughout October at 8595 NE Day Road on Bainbridge. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Info: Call (206) 842-9997.

‘THE TREES’: Artist Steven Fogell and poet Bonnie J. Wallace collaborate in “The Trees” an exhibit of paintings and poetry hanging in the lobby gallery of the Bainbridge Performing Arts playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. in Bainbridge. The exhibit will hang throughout the month of October.

THE aCATemy AWARDS: The Verksted Gallery in downtown Poulsbo is hosting a feline-themed show, featuring new works by gallery artists and the entries of an annual photo contest throughout the month of October at 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com or call (360) 697-4470.

TRADITIONAL SEASCAPE ARTIST ROY CARR: Will display his work through the month of October, at Custom Picture Framing, 839 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info: Call Mallory at (360) 876-1031.

COLLECTIVE VISIONS GALLERY: Features four artists new to the co-op during the month of October in its upstairs showroom, in addition to “Inner Thoughts” the art of Barbara J. Mills and Janthina DuSavage in the basement gallery. Both shows will hang through Nov. 1 at 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.collectivevisions.com or call (360) 377-8327.

CHECKERS ESPRESSO AND GALLERY: Features “A Tribute to Baseball,” a collection of memorabilia from Wally Heffner, featuring the American, National and Pacific Leagues, the 1955 and 56 World Series, the Negro Leagues and more history from the game in the Pacific Northwest. The show will hang through the month of October at Checkers, 18881 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: Call Jim at (360) 697-2559.

FESTIVAL

LITERARY

CLINICAL NUTRITIONIST: Kathryn Parslow will be giving a nutrition workshop and signing copies of her new book "Surviving the American High Tech Diet" at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Silverdale Library, 3550 Carlton St. in Silverdale and again at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Poulsbo Library, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.krl.org.

LIBRARY SPEAKERS FORUM: Hugh Spitzer presents "History of the Washington State Constitution" at 4 p.m. Nov. 9, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge as part of the Bainbridge Library's Speakers Forum. Tickets are $10 at the door, $40 for the whole series. Info: Call (206) 842-4162.

'THE OWL AND THE WOODPECKER:' Paul Bannick will present a slide show based on "The Owl and the Woodpecker: Encounters with North America's Most Iconic Birds" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

'CROSSINGS:' A new book based "On the Ferries of Puget Sound" will be presented with a multi-media slide show at 3 p.m. Nov. 16, but the book's author/photographer Michael Diehl at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

WRITERS' ROUNDTABLE: At the next Field's End Writers' Roundtable, Warren Read will lead a discussion on "How do you go from vignettes to a meaningful memoir?" at 7 p.m., Nov. 18 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.fieldsend.org.

'THE MARCO POLO ODYSSEY:' Will be presented by Harry Rustein in the next edition of the Travelogue series, co-sponsored by The Traverler Bookstore at the Bainbridge, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: Call (206) 842-4162.

LIVING LIBRARY: Check out a new point of view by stopping by the library for a one-on-one conversation with a volunteer "living book" who is likely to have a lifestyle, occupation, culture or viewpoint different from your own. "Book" titles include a Muslim, U.S. Marine veteran, a young gay male, a practitioner of voluntary simplicity, former FBI agent, an anti-violence activist and an atheist. Part of One Book, One Community. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.

SILVERDALE WRITERS’ ROUND TABLE: Meets at 9:30 p.m. Saturdays at Austin Chase Coffee, 9621 Mickelberry Road in Silverdale 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

libertybaybooks@embarqmail.net. 

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 blsacre@juno.com 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.

MUSIC

WINTERLAND HOSTS: Redemption City with No Make and Fatal Frequency at 9 p.m. Nov. 7, followed by Joe Buck Yourself with The Swinos, 12 Gauge Saint and Jackmove at the same time Nov. 8. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover for Redemption City, $8 for Joe Buck, at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks.

THE CHARLESTON FEATURES: An acoustic evening with Randall Kimball, J.J., Emmense Suspence and Melissa at 7 p.m. Nov. 5, followed by Abandoned Fetus, Rebel Skum and Wake the Fallen, 7 p.m. Nov. 6. Hills of Elysium will jam with Your Divine Tragedy, Broken Entry and Iron Syder at the same time Nov. 7, followed by Joe Buck Yourself with Artimus Maximus, 12 Gauge Saint and guests at 7 p.m. Nov. 8. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

BIG MOUTH PRESENTS: California bands This Time Next Year with All Teeth and Michigan band Fireworks along with local hardcore from Black Mamba, Breaking Ground and Running Circles at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the VFW on Central Valley Road in Bremerton. All ages, $8. Info: www.myspace.com/bigmouthmusic.

THE GLOBAL BEAN HOSTS: The Verde String Quartet at 7 p.m. Nov. 6, followed by the Ride at 8 p.m. Nov. 7. Both shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road, Ste. 101 in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com

TIZLEY'S EUROPUB FEATURES: The local celtic duo Rick May and Gil Yslas at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 followed by Mark Moore at the same time Nov. 8. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, no cover at Tizleys on Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: www.myspace.com/tizleyseuropub.

THE ADMIRAL THEATRE PRESENTS: The Higgins, a family trio with jaw-dropping harmony, for dinner and a show, with dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Nov. 7. Tickets for both are $53. Tickets for the show only are $22 main floor, $18 in the loge and $12 in the balcony. Info: higginstrio.blogspot.com, www.admiraltheatre.org.

THE ZEITGEIST ROCK SERIES: Features PWRFL Power and Kusikia with guests at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Island Music Guild Hall, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. All ages, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/zeitgeistconcertseries.

LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Solo bassist Kimberly Lynn will be playing jazz, blues and rock on the bass at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 followed by Kites and Crows from Ashland, Ore. at that same time Nov. 8. Sunday, Nov. 9, will be an open mic for all styles. All shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.

THE COLIGNON JAZZ TRIO: Will be hosting a free, double CD release party for "The Colignon Trio" and "Colignon Plays Liszt and Rachmaninoff" from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.admiraltheatre.org

LOCAL MUSICIAN KATHRYN LAFOND: Will be releasing a new CD "River of Love, Human and Divine" from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Island Music Guild Hall, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.kathrynlafond.com, www.islandmusic.org.

JAZZ WITH MARK LEWIS: Local jazz sax and flute master Mark Lewis will be performing every Thursday with a different guest artist each week from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the El Coral Mexican Restaurant, 536 Fourth St. in Bremerton. On Nov. 6 he will perform with Steve Luceno on bass/guitar, Nov. 13 with Rick White on bass, Nov. 20 with TJ Clement on piano and Nov. 26 with Bud Schultz on piano and Cap DeMiero on bass. All ages, no cover. Info: www.marklewismusic.com or call Rhonda at (360) 692-2540.

SUNSET KNIGHTS: An urban blues duo will be throwing down from 1-3 p.m. every Saturday at the Natural Grounds coffeehouse, in front of the Northwest Design Center at the intersection of Hostmark and Highway 305 in Poulsbo.

ONE SHOT MOLLY: A popular North Kitsap coverband will be rocking from 8-11 p.m. Nov. 15 at Our Place Pub, 9322 Silverdale Way in Sivlerdale. 21+, $3 cover each night.Info: www.myspace.com/oneshotmolly, call the pub at (360) 698-0340.

DAVID GRIER RETURNS: To Bainbridge with his lightning-fast flatpicking guitar at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at Mud Puddle Coffee, 321 High School Road on Bainbridge. All Ages, $10. Info: (206) 780-8844.

BAINBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Presents "The Music of Shakespeare" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and again at 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Each concert will be preceded by a 45-minute pre-concert chat with director David Upham. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, students, military and teachers. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.

CELTIC TRIO COUNTRY CAPERS: Will be performing from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 7 at Liberty Bay Books in downtown Poulsbo for the Girls Night Out event, playing tunes from their upcoming album.

JAZZ AT THE BAYSIDE BROILER: Upstairs on the wharf, 18779 Front Street, Poulsbo, will feature the jazz trio The Lindsays from 6-8 p.m. every Friday and Don Wiens' mellow jazz on Tenor Sax from 5:45-8:45 p.m. every Saturday. Info:www.baysidebroiler.net.

BELLA LUNA PIZZERIA: Located on the slab in Suquamish hosts an open mic from 6:30 p.m. to close every Tuesday and Thursday for both songs and spoken word. Info: www.bellalunapizza.com or call (360) 598-5398.

THE JAZZ HOUSE: Located at 322 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, provides live jazz from a house band starting around 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Info: Call (360) 373-2006.

THE KITSAP CHORDSMEN: A local barbershop chorus meets and sings weekly from 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays at the Olympic Evangelical Free Church, 14861 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. New singers and visitors welcome. Info: (360) 337-7464.

THE TREEHOUSE LOUNGE: Located above the Magnolia Cafe on Front Street in downtown Poulsbo hosts an open mic session at 8 p.m. every Thursday. 21+. Info: (360) 697-1447.

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 msellman@att.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 c_capers@yahoo.com or call (360) 697-6192.

Samspel Scandinavian Jam/less: Led by Jane Landstra from 4-5:30 p.m. on the fourth Fridays. Info: c_capers@yahoo.com or call (360) 697-6192.

SILVERDALE’S NEWEST 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.

KITSAP JAZZ SOCIETY: A group of Kitsap citizens have begun the formation of the Kitsap Jazz Society with aspirations of preserving and promoting jazz throughout the county. For more information, call (360) 731-1609.

TREEHOUSE OPEN MIC: John Becker hosts open mic 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Treehouse Bar, 18830 Front St., Poulsbo. No minors.

BELLA LUNA OPEN MIC: Gary "Smokestack" Shaw hosts open mic 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Bella Luna Pizzeria, Suquamish. Tugboat Bromberg hosts same time Thursdays.

COMMUNITY SINGERS: Anyone who loves to sing is invited to join the Community Singers. No experience necessary, well-known songs. Group performs at long-term care facilities and others as requested. Info: (206) 842-9790.

WHISKEY CREEK STEAKHOUSE: Dixieland jazz first Tuesday 5 p.m. monthly; various artists seven nights a week, 5 p.m.; Trumpet by Yvonne, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Whiskey Creek Steakhouse, 1918 Washington St., Keyport. Info: (360) 779-3481.

NATURE & OUTDOORS

POULSBO GARDEN CLUB: Will host the Potting Sisters at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Poulsbo Library Conference Room, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Guests welcome. Info: (360) 697-1172.

CROSS SOUND GARDEN CLUBS: Will he hosting a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Central Kitsap Community Hall, 10020 Central Valley Road. Perennials, herbs, grasses, shrubs and more. Info: Call Marie at (360) 275-5763.

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.

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: Lisa Younger at lyounger@tnc.org, (206) 343-4345 ext. 331.

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. Information: www.pwckitsap.org

FILM

'AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL:' A film around the question "Is America Obsessed with Beauty?" will be showing at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 9 with the filmmaker Darryl Roberts in attendance at the Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge Island, presented by the Poulsbo non-profit Our Beauty Within. Tickets are $15. Info: www.americathebeautifuldoc.com, www.ourbeautywithin.org, www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (360) 626-4379.

THE ORCHARD THEATER: Will be showing "The Duchess," "Religulous" and "W." Nov. 7-13 with a special Weekend Wierd showing of the spaghetti western "Sukiyaki Western Django" at 9:20 p.m. only Nov. 7-9, 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. For tickets and show time information, go to www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 850-1082.

THE LYNWOOD THEATRE: Will feature the traditional genre western "Appaloosa" Nov. 7-13 with a special showing of the documentary "America the Beautiful" Nov. 9, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For tickets and show time info, go to www.lynwoodtheatre.com.

'TWILIGHT:' The movie based on author Stephanie Meyer's bestselling series will be released early in Kitsap at 11 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Olympic Cinemas, 1520 NE Riddell Road in Bremerton and the Bainbridge Cinemas, 403 N. Madison Ave. in Bainbridge for a fundraising midnight screening to benefit the KRL. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets include a small popcorn, a small drink and eligibility for raffle prizes. Info: Call Susan at KRL (360) 405-9133.

THE LYNWOOD THEATRE: Presents "Frozen River" the story of a care-ravaged mother in a run-down trailer park who crosses paths with a young, troubled mohawk woman, through Nov. 6, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For tickets and show time information, go to www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-3080.

THEATER

PLAID TIDINGS: A holiday sequel to the hit "Forever Plaid" will be playing at the Jewel Box, directed by Gwen Adams, Nov. 14-Dec. 6 with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Nov. 16, 23 and Dec. 7. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and youth. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org or call (360) 779-9688.

'BLITHE SPIRIT:' Bremerton Community Theatre presents the 1940s-era Noel Coward piece through Nov. 23 with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12 adults, $10 seniors/students, $7 youth. Info: www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.com, or call (360) 373-5152.

BPA THEATRE SCHOOL PRESENTS: 'Broadway Musical Adventures" a celebration of the most beloved Broadway musicals of all time at 5 p.m. tonight, followed by "Saving Juliet" at 7 p.m. Nov. 6-7 at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Admission for "Musical Adventures" is free, $10 for "Saving Juliet." Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, (206) 842-8569.

‘THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA:’ The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest will present “The Complete History of America Abridged,” a wacky comedy just in time for elections, directed by Darren Hembd through Nov. 15. All performances will be at the Panda Inn, 4180 Kitsap Way in Bremerton, $25 for the show and a meal. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. followed by the show at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org or call (360) 792-8601.

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 jewelboxpoulsbo@hotmail.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 rlentz@theplayhouse.org.

MISC.

THANKSGIVING WINE TASTING: The Olympic Wine Shop's annual event will be at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8, featuring turkey and other traditional dishes matched with wines at the shop next to the Taprock NW Grill in Poulsbo Village. Info: (360) 697-9463.

PORT ORCHARD PARTY: For the 19th year in a row, the Towne Square Mall (formerly the South Kitsap Mall) off of Mile Hill Drive in Port Orchard, will be filled with food, party-goers and dancers benefitting key South Kistap non-profits beginning at 7 p.m. Nov. 8. More than 20 restaurants will provide food while the Mike Nelson trio will provide soft jazz. Tickets are $35 adv, $40 at the door. 21+. This year is a Hollywood Theme with costume contests. Info: www.portorchardparty.com.

PARADIGM SHIFTERS: A local group associated with the Institute of Noetic Sciences, will be meeting from 9:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 8, followed by an evening meeting from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Virginia Villa Apartments, 200 High School Road on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.paradigm-shifters.net or call (206) 780-9417.

THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS: Of Bainbridge Island Support Group will feature Dr. Ione Fine on "The Neural Effects of Visual Deprivation: How Blindness Rewires the Brain" from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Free. Info: (206) 842-3551.

OCHEAMI: A group of performers studying and sharing West African culture with their audience will come to Bainbridge for performances at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Nov. 13 and again at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. Tickets are $6. Info: Call Bonnie at (206) 842-7901.

A 12-WEEK WEIGHT LOSS CLASS: Loosely based on the TV show "The Biggest Loser" will begin Nov. 18 at Le Garmanche Catering, 1327 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Each participant will put in $30 which will be doled out to the top three biggest losers at the end of the session. Info: Call Kathleen at (360) 876-1767.

EAT LOCAL FOR THANKSGIVING: The Poulsbo Farmers Market will be holding an "Eat Local for Thanksgiving and Holiday Market" from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 22 in the lower level of the Poulsbo Library, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org.

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT POULSBO: Businesses throughout downtown Poulsbo will offer in-store savings, coupons, bonus buys, raffles, prizes and more from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 7. Pick up goody bags at the cabana in the center of town or the Sons of Norway. Info: (360) 697-3366.

'FEEDING NORTH KITSAP:' An open discussion on the many opportunities to sustainably provide food to the residents of North Kitsap, including topics like the WSU Extension's program "Farm to School," schoolyard gardens, local agriculture and more at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at Stillwaters Environmental Center, 26059 Barber Cut Off Road in Kingston. $5 suggested donation. Info: www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org, or call Stillwaters at (360) 297-2876.

'WHAT KITSAP COLLECTS:' The Kitsap County Historical Society presents a new exhibit called "What Kitsap Collects: A Unique Perspective," opening Nov. 7 with a reception from 6:30-8 p.m. at the musuem, 280 Fourth St. in Bremerton. Free. Info: www.kitsaphistory.org

LYME DISEASE: An overview and informative talk by Susan L. Marra, MS, ND, will be from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Bainbridge Island Senior Center, 370 Brien Drive on Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-4215.

‘OPERATION SLEEPING BAG:’ Monica’s Waterfront Bakery in Old Towne Silverdale is accepting donations on behalf of the Taking It To The Streets ministry in their second annual sleeping bag drive. Sleeping bags and monetary contributions will be accepted at 3472 NW Byron St. in Silverdale through the fall. Info: www.waterfrontbakery.com or call (360) 698-2991.

‘THE BIG ONE:’ A traveling earthquake exhibit from the University of Washington’s Burke Museum will be at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, 215 Erickson Ave., through Dec. 31. Info: www.bainbridgehistory.org or call (206) 842-2773.

CHESS PLAYERS: The Kitsap Regional Library in downtown Bremerton hosts games with resident players from the Kitsap County Chess Club from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays at 612 Fifth St. in Bremerton. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 377-3955.

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.

NEIGHBORHOOD CHESS GAMES: Are held from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday at the downtown Bremerton Library, 612 5th St. in Bremerton with players from the Kitsap County Chess Club. Info: (360) 377-3955.

VIOLINISTS TO FIDDLERS: Interested in turning your violin into a fiddle? An interest list is being compiled for an old-time fiddle workshop with Ken Waldman and and Tania Opland. Info: (206) 842-2306.

KITSAP COUNTY CHESS CLUB: Meets for games from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday night at the downtown Bremerton library, 612 Fifth St. in Bremerton. All ages and experiences levels are welcome. Info: (360) 377-3955.

THE GREAT NORWESTERS: Toastmasters Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. every first and third Thursday of the month at The Northwest Design Center — 18850 State Highway 305 in Poulsbo. Info: http://greatnorwesters.freetoasthost.net or call Kathy (360) 301-1864.

KITSAP FRISBEE LEAGUE: Kitsap’s inaugural Ultimate Frisbee League’s registration is on open. Details and registration information is posted at www.discnw.org under the link “Kitsap Hat League.”

LITTLE NORWAY TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at meetings of the Little Norway Toastmasters Club. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. For location call: (360) 271-5336.

ADOPTION GROUP: Kitsap Adoption Group hosts Adoption Chat, 9 a.m. fourth Saturday monthly, Silverdale Fire Station on Silverdale Way. information (360) 697-6910 or www.kitsapadoptiongroup.com.

WISH MEETS: Support group for families waiting to adopt, Waiting Is So Hard, meets 7 p.m. second Thursday monthly at Joe and Gayle Kohler home. Information (360) 662-0630 or www. kitsapadoptiongroup.com.

GAME NIGHT: Tuesday game nights 5-9 p.m. at The Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St., Poulsbo. Variety of board games, $2 minimum snack or beverage purchase.

KITSAP GEM AND MINERAL: Meets 7:30 p.m. second Friday monthly, Chico Alliance Church, Bremerton.

TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at Toastmasters meetings. Everyone welcome. Information Port Orchard, (360) 895-8519, Silverdale (360) 830-5834 or Poulsbo, (360) 297-2845.

SIGN LANGUAGE GROUP: Members of the deaf community, interpreters and sign students interested in gathering on an informal basis on Bainbridge or elsewhere. Information (206) 855-8027.

SINGLES CLUB: The Bremerton B&P Singles Club invites all adult singles to join them at activities, dances and socials each month. Information (360) 373-4675 or (360) 479-0317.

NK EAGLES: North Kitsap Eagles #3586 at 4230 Lincoln Road, Poulsbo has the following events: Dinner 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays for $6.00; Bingo every Sunday. Early Birds are at 12:30 p.m. with the Regular Session starting at 1:00 p.m. Information (360) 779-7272.

ARTS & CRAFTS

BREMERTON PUTS OUT CALL TO ARTISTS: The city of Bremerton's Arts Commission has proposed a series of seven metal sculptures along Pacific Avenue with a budget not to exceed $50,000. Artist submissions are due by 5 p.m., Dec. 31, apply by mailing 10 digital samples of work along with image list, resume, statement, proof of residency and three references to City of Bremerton Arts Commission, Attn: Pam Bykonen, clerk, 345 Sixth St., Ste. 600, Bremerton, WA 98337. More info at www.ci.bremerton.wa.us under Arts, Parks & Entertainment.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Second Annual CVG Show, open to Washington State Artists working in any 2D, 3D or photographic art media, $6,000 in awards. The deadline is Nov. 20. To enter via internet ($35) — go to (www.callforentry.com). To enter via US Mail ($50) —  go to www.collectivevisions.com, write Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton, WA 98337. Or call 360 337 8327 for a prospectus. Info: www.collectivevisions.com.

KITSAP ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL: Is moving from Port Gamble to Kingston for its 50th anniversary event next summer. The general meeting for the 50th anniversary planning will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Kingston Fire Station, 26642 Miller Bay Road in Kingston. Volunteers are needed. Info: Call Evy at (360) 297-2828.

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY: The 15th Annual Bainbridge Island arts and history event, slated for Dec. 5-7, has openings left for artists in all media. Those interested in jurying for participation can contact Sharon at (206) 842-6883 or email sharonrs@aol.com. Info: www.christmasinthecountry.info.

CRAFTERNOONS: Kitsap Regional Library in Little Boston hosts crafternoons for crafters to get together and work on handmade projects at 2:30 every Wednesday at 31980 Little Boston Road in Kingston. Info: www.krl.org 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: www.AisforArtistsGallery.com or call (206) 842-2434.

CALL TO ARTISTS: The Kingston Art Gallery, a cooperative gallery, is expanding and looking for fine artists and art teachers to fill its planned classroom and gallery space. Info: Patty at (360) 297-2095 or e-mail pawsmac@mac.com.

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 6-8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at Cedar Heights Junior High School — 2220 Pottery Ave. in Port Orchard. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., visitors, first-timers welcome. Info: Call president Loretta Anderson at (360) 876-1415.

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 third Wednesday of each month at the Subway near the Silverdale Albertsons. All skill levels welcome. Info: Susan at (360) 598-4600.

DRAWING THE HUMAN FIGURE: Life Drawing (the human figure) classes are held from noon to 2 p.m. each Monday at the Bremerton Eagles at sixth and Washington. Cost is $10 per class. Info: (360) 377-7296.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Kingston Art Gallery invites local artists to join the co-op gallery. Information and applications at the gallery, corner of SR 104 and West Kingston Road, Kingston or online at www.kingstonartgallery.com.

ART LEAGUE: The Poulsbo Art League meets weekly, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Vinland Lutheran Church, 2750 NW Finn Hill Road, Poulsbo. All artists welcome to join, bring project to work on.

AUDITIONS

BREMERTON COMMUNITY THEATRE: Is actively seeking submissions of plays for its 2009-2010 season, directors may submit shows they wish to direct, while all suggestions are welcome. See www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.org or e-mail Adam at bijou21@yahoo.com for more info. Plays may be submitted until Nov. 14.

THE PORTABLE REALITY SHOW: North Kitsap's improv acting troupe, is holding auditions Nov. 9. To schedule an appointment to audition, call Todd at (206) 595-7093. Info: www.myspace.com/improvrox.

'NOISES OFF:' Bainbridge Performing Arts announces auditions for "Noises Off" from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11 with director Theresa Thuman. Run Dates are slated for February 2009. Interested parties should contact Dierdre McCollom at (206) 714-5766 or dmccollom@bainbridgeperformingarts.org for an appointment. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

SING A SONG: The Puget Soundsters, a non-profit, community service, four-part chorus that sings for community events and local groups, is starting a new season and are looking for singers in all parts. The group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Unity Church, 1712 Trenton Ave in Bremerton. Info: Jeanie at (360) 871-3260.

KIDS

EAGLE HARBOR PRESENTS STORYTIME WITH: Andrea von Botefuhr, reading from her children's book "The Land of Smaerd" (dreams, spelled backwards) at 11 a.m., Nov. 8, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free, appropriate for kids 3 and up. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

‘ARTHUR’S WORLD’: An exclusive installation based on Marc Brown’s books and the PBS series “Arthur’s World” will be at KiDiMu, 305 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge Island. $5 admission, free for members or kids 12 months or younger. Info: www.kidimu.org or call (206) 855-4650.

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.

DANCE

GALLETA'S SCHOOL OF DANCE: Will host an open house introducing their new ballroom instructor and new classes from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 8. Open to singles and couples, ages 13-adult at the studio, 19351 8th Ave., Ste. 100 in Poulsbo Village. Info: (360) 779-1122.

THE KARELIAN FOLK MUSIC ENSEMBLE: The trio will be coming from Russia to Poulsbo for a performance at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at Greig Hall at the Sons of Norway on Front Street. The performance will be preceded by a workshop with Fred Aalto at 4:30 p.m. and followed by a gammel dans. All ages, $5 suggested donation. Info: www.krme.onego.ru, www.poulsbosonsofnorway.com or call (360) 779-2460.

SECOND SATURDAY DANCE: The Bainbridge Island Metro Parks and Rec Second Saturday Dance will begin with a foxtrot workshop at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, followed by a Dj'd dance at 8:15 p.m. Cost is $5 for teens, $10 for adults. Info: www.educatedfeet.net or email sheila@educatedfeet.net.

CONTRA DANCE: The next Bainbridge Island Contra Dance will begin with a "how-to" workshop at 7:30 p.m. followed by the dance at 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge. Cost is $8 for adults and ages 10 and up.

FALL TANGO DANCE: Central Kitsap Community Schools presents fall Tango Dance Classes led by Jerry and Becky Deeter at Nov. 13-Dec. 11 at Fairview Junior High School off Central Valley Road in Bremerton. Class time is 7-8:30 p.m., cost is $70/couple, $60 (senior rate, 65 and up). Info: Call CK Schools at (360) 662-1638 or Jerry at (360) 779-4686.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Will be held at 10:30 a.m. (on West Coast Swing) and 11:30 a.m. (on Argentine Tango) Nov. 13 and 20 at the Bremerton Elks on at Sixth and Washington Ave. in downtown Bremerton. An afternoon dance will follow. Pre-registration required. Info: (360) 877-5181.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Will be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 9, 16, 23 and 30, at the facility of the Kitsap Square Dance Association, 6800 Old Belfair Highway in Gorst. Partners not required. Pre-registration recommended. Info: (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.

MONDAY FOLK DANCING: Scandinavian dance lessons Monday evenings, ongoing at Poulsbo Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St. NE, Poulsbo. Live music every third Monday of month. Information at (360) 779-2460.

LEARN TO SQUARE DANCE: Paws and Taws Square Dance Club hosts weekly lessons 7:30 p.m. every Monday at Kitsap Square Dance Center, 6800 W Belfair Valley Road, Bremerton. First night free, then $3 per lesson. Information at (360) 692-9335.

GALLERIES &

EXHIBITIONS

RAVEN BLUES: Will feature Kingston horse artist and visionary Kim McElroy from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 7 during Girls' Night Out in downtown Poulsbo. McElroy will discuss and sign copies of her new book and card set "The Way of the Horse." McElroy will lead a workshop from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 15. Info: Call Raven Blues at (360) 779-5662.

POWERS OF 10 EXHIBITION: Featuring artists from the Port Orchard Manchester Gallery will be exhibiting through November at the Amy Burnett Gallery, 402 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. The exhibit will be celebrated for First Friday from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 7.

COMPANION PIECES: Old Town Custom Framing and Gallery will host a new showing of a variety of Northwest artists, from jewelers to potters to encaustics, sculptors and mixed media artists, through November. There will be an artist's reception from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Gallery, 3255 NW Lowell St. in Silverdale. Info: www.oldtowncustomframing.com or call (360) 698-1507.

COLLECTIVE VISIONS: Celebrates its 14th anniversary with live music and a party during this month's First Friday Artwalk, from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 7, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.collectivevisions.com.

'PARALLELS/PARALAX:' A tandem exhibit featuring sculptor Deanna Pindell and encaustic artist Susan Sweetwater, inspired by poetry, prayers for peace and other powerful imagery, will hang throughout the month at Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. The artists will be feted with a reception from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 7. Info: www.collectivevisions.com.

THE ROBY KING GALLERIES: Will feature an exhibit on flowers to offset the season's gray skies throughout November. The artists will be feted with a First Friday reception from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 7, 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.robykinggalleries.com.

THE SIDNEY GALLERY: Will feature artwork from Belfair artist Louise Cothary Nov. 5-21 with a reception slated for 1-4 p.m. Nov. 9 at the gallery, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com or call (360) 876-3693.

'PICTURING AMERICA:' The Kingston branch of the Kitsap Regional Library is partnering with the Kingston Art Gallery to present its portfolio of American history and masterpieces prints, at the KAG's next Second Saturday Gallery Night. The prints will hang Nov. 8-9, while the reception will be from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 8 at the KAG. Info: Call the library at (360) 297-3330.

GLASS ARTIST JIM GREGORY: And painter Joanne Schoener Scott are the featured artists, through November, at the Kingston Art Gallery. They will be feted with a reception, alongside the KRL's "Picturing America" from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 8 at KAG. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com.

JAK'S CAFE AND ESPRESSO: Will feature impressionist painter Judie Odell and her work in watercolor, acrylic, oil and collage throughout November and December at its shop, 19355 Jensen Way in Poulsbo. Info: Call (360) 394-5257.

HORIZONS: The Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery hosts an exhibit of its artists points of view on horizons, along with table-makers in "The Unexpected Table" from Nov. 7 through Dec. 2 at 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island. An artists' reception is slated for 6-8 p.m. Nov. 7. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.

SECOND SATURDAY AT THE KAG: The Kingston Art Gallery's Second Saturday Gallery Night is big in November, featuring the Kitsap Regional Library's full-sized reproductions titled "Picturing America," a collection meant to connect American's with culture through art, from the National Endowment for the Humanities Nov. 8-9. Second Saturday Gallery Night will fete the collection as well as artists Joanne Schoener Scott (painter) and Jim Gregory (fused glass) from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 8 at the KAG in Kingston. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com.

THE GALLERY AT GRACE: Will feature "Memories of Comfort" an exhibit of photographs from Richard Badger starting Nov. 10 and hanging through December at the Gallery at Grace, 8595 NE Day Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.gracehere.org or call (206) 842-9997.

THE SIDNEY GALLERY: Features Belfair painter Louise Cothary today through Nov. 21, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. An artist's reception is slated for 1-4 p.m. Nov. 9 at the gallery. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com or call (360) 876-3693.

ART IN THE WOODS: Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest will feature a free, self-guided studio tour through 19 different studios featuring more than 50 artists Nov. 7-9 throughout North Kitsap. Maps are available at www.cafnw.org, at the Verksted Gallery and Raven's Blues in downtown Poulsbo, at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, the Kingston Art Gallery or Collective Visions in Bremerton. Info: www.cafnw.org.

INKJET PRINTING, THE STATE OF ART: A free gallery talk by fine art photographer and digital printing expert Tyler Boley will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Bainbridge Arts and Crafts galler, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.

THE NEXT PORT GAMBLE ART WALK: Will be from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 7 as downtown Port Gamble businesses will each feature a local artist. Info: www.portgamble.com.

LOCAL ARTIST CARRIE GOLLER: Is exhibiting her works throughout the month at the Treehouse Cafe, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.carriegoller.com.

THE GALLERY AT GRACE HOSTS: “People I Know” oil and dry brush watercolor paintings by Ken Sullen throughout October at 8595 NE Day Road on Bainbridge. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Info: Call (206) 842-9997.

‘THE TREES’: Artist Steven Fogell and poet Bonnie J. Wallace collaborate in “The Trees” an exhibit of paintings and poetry hanging in the lobby gallery of the Bainbridge Performing Arts playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. in Bainbridge. The exhibit will hang throughout the month of October.

THE aCATemy AWARDS: The Verksted Gallery in downtown Poulsbo is hosting a feline-themed show, featuring new works by gallery artists and the entries of an annual photo contest throughout the month of October at 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com or call (360) 697-4470.

TRADITIONAL SEASCAPE ARTIST ROY CARR: Will display his work through the month of October, at Custom Picture Framing, 839 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info: Call Mallory at (360) 876-1031.

COLLECTIVE VISIONS GALLERY: Features four artists new to the co-op during the month of October in its upstairs showroom, in addition to “Inner Thoughts” the art of Barbara J. Mills and Janthina DuSavage in the basement gallery. Both shows will hang through Nov. 1 at 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.collectivevisions.com or call (360) 377-8327.

CHECKERS ESPRESSO AND GALLERY: Features “A Tribute to Baseball,” a collection of memorabilia from Wally Heffner, featuring the American, National and Pacific Leagues, the 1955 and 56 World Series, the Negro Leagues and more history from the game in the Pacific Northwest. The show will hang through the month of October at Checkers, 18881 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: Call Jim at (360) 697-2559.

FESTIVAL

LITERARY

CLINICAL NUTRITIONIST: Kathryn Parslow will be giving a nutrition workshop and signing copies of her new book "Surviving the American High Tech Diet" at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Silverdale Library, 3550 Carlton St. in Silverdale and again at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Poulsbo Library, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.krl.org.

LIBRARY SPEAKERS FORUM: Hugh Spitzer presents "History of the Washington State Constitution" at 4 p.m. Nov. 9, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge as part of the Bainbridge Library's Speakers Forum. Tickets are $10 at the door, $40 for the whole series. Info: Call (206) 842-4162.

'THE OWL AND THE WOODPECKER:' Paul Bannick will present a slide show based on "The Owl and the Woodpecker: Encounters with North America's Most Iconic Birds" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

'CROSSINGS:' A new book based "On the Ferries of Puget Sound" will be presented with a multi-media slide show at 3 p.m. Nov. 16, but the book's author/photographer Michael Diehl at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

WRITERS' ROUNDTABLE: At the next Field's End Writers' Roundtable, Warren Read will lead a discussion on "How do you go from vignettes to a meaningful memoir?" at 7 p.m., Nov. 18 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.fieldsend.org.

'THE MARCO POLO ODYSSEY:' Will be presented by Harry Rustein in the next edition of the Travelogue series, co-sponsored by The Traverler Bookstore at the Bainbridge, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: Call (206) 842-4162.

LIVING LIBRARY: Check out a new point of view by stopping by the library for a one-on-one conversation with a volunteer "living book" who is likely to have a lifestyle, occupation, culture or viewpoint different from your own. "Book" titles include a Muslim, U.S. Marine veteran, a young gay male, a practitioner of voluntary simplicity, former FBI agent, an anti-violence activist and an atheist. Part of One Book, One Community. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.

SILVERDALE WRITERS’ ROUND TABLE: Meets at 9:30 p.m. Saturdays at Austin Chase Coffee, 9621 Mickelberry Road in Silverdale 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

libertybaybooks@embarqmail.net. 

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 blsacre@juno.com 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.

MUSIC

WINTERLAND HOSTS: Redemption City with No Make and Fatal Frequency at 9 p.m. Nov. 7, followed by Joe Buck Yourself with The Swinos, 12 Gauge Saint and Jackmove at the same time Nov. 8. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover for Redemption City, $8 for Joe Buck, at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks.

THE CHARLESTON FEATURES: An acoustic evening with Randall Kimball, J.J., Emmense Suspence and Melissa at 7 p.m. Nov. 5, followed by Abandoned Fetus, Rebel Skum and Wake the Fallen, 7 p.m. Nov. 6. Hills of Elysium will jam with Your Divine Tragedy, Broken Entry and Iron Syder at the same time Nov. 7, followed by Joe Buck Yourself with Artimus Maximus, 12 Gauge Saint and guests at 7 p.m. Nov. 8. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

BIG MOUTH PRESENTS: California bands This Time Next Year with All Teeth and Michigan band Fireworks along with local hardcore from Black Mamba, Breaking Ground and Running Circles at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the VFW on Central Valley Road in Bremerton. All ages, $8. Info: www.myspace.com/bigmouthmusic.

THE GLOBAL BEAN HOSTS: The Verde String Quartet at 7 p.m. Nov. 6, followed by the Ride at 8 p.m. Nov. 7. Both shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road, Ste. 101 in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com

TIZLEY'S EUROPUB FEATURES: The local celtic duo Rick May and Gil Yslas at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 followed by Mark Moore at the same time Nov. 8. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, no cover at Tizleys on Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: www.myspace.com/tizleyseuropub.

THE ADMIRAL THEATRE PRESENTS: The Higgins, a family trio with jaw-dropping harmony, for dinner and a show, with dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Nov. 7. Tickets for both are $53. Tickets for the show only are $22 main floor, $18 in the loge and $12 in the balcony. Info: higginstrio.blogspot.com, www.admiraltheatre.org.

THE ZEITGEIST ROCK SERIES: Features PWRFL Power and Kusikia with guests at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Island Music Guild Hall, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. All ages, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/zeitgeistconcertseries.

LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Solo bassist Kimberly Lynn will be playing jazz, blues and rock on the bass at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 followed by Kites and Crows from Ashland, Ore. at that same time Nov. 8. Sunday, Nov. 9, will be an open mic for all styles. All shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.

THE COLIGNON JAZZ TRIO: Will be hosting a free, double CD release party for "The Colignon Trio" and "Colignon Plays Liszt and Rachmaninoff" from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.admiraltheatre.org

LOCAL MUSICIAN KATHRYN LAFOND: Will be releasing a new CD "River of Love, Human and Divine" from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Island Music Guild Hall, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.kathrynlafond.com, www.islandmusic.org.

JAZZ WITH MARK LEWIS: Local jazz sax and flute master Mark Lewis will be performing every Thursday with a different guest artist each week from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the El Coral Mexican Restaurant, 536 Fourth St. in Bremerton. On Nov. 6 he will perform with Steve Luceno on bass/guitar, Nov. 13 with Rick White on bass, Nov. 20 with TJ Clement on piano and Nov. 26 with Bud Schultz on piano and Cap DeMiero on bass. All ages, no cover. Info: www.marklewismusic.com or call Rhonda at (360) 692-2540.

SUNSET KNIGHTS: An urban blues duo will be throwing down from 1-3 p.m. every Saturday at the Natural Grounds coffeehouse, in front of the Northwest Design Center at the intersection of Hostmark and Highway 305 in Poulsbo.

ONE SHOT MOLLY: A popular North Kitsap coverband will be rocking from 8-11 p.m. Nov. 15 at Our Place Pub, 9322 Silverdale Way in Sivlerdale. 21+, $3 cover each night.Info: www.myspace.com/oneshotmolly, call the pub at (360) 698-0340.

DAVID GRIER RETURNS: To Bainbridge with his lightning-fast flatpicking guitar at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at Mud Puddle Coffee, 321 High School Road on Bainbridge. All Ages, $10. Info: (206) 780-8844.

BAINBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Presents "The Music of Shakespeare" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and again at 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bain

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